Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (8/29/18 )

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

“If you are a privacy zealot, this is super alarming. It means you don’t have any privacy. On the other hand, if you have no problem with police using your family information to solve these cold cases, you might see this as a good thing.” Malia Fullerton


In a related story, NC man is arrested through genealogy testing. h/t Golfman in NC


Quote II

"I did universal health care when I was mayor– fully implemented, regardless of pre-existing condition, ability to pay, and regardless of your immigration status. San Francisco is the only universal health care plan for all undocumented residents in America. Very proud of that, I’d like to see that extended to the rest of the state." Gavin Newsome (D-CA)


Quote III

When people in authority, people with TV shows, for example, decide that they can dictate what emotions you’re allowed to feel, you should worry. Tucker Carlson

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Viet Nam wants Monsato to pay up for Agent Orange.

The toxic chemical, Agent Orange, wreaked havoc on the people of Vietnam during the Vietnam War and had debilitating side effects that many continue to feel today.

For the 40 years following the end of the Vietnam War the U.S. corporation, Monsanto, has largely evaded responsibility for their role in a chemical attack which had disastrous effects on Vietnamese civilians. But now the Vietnamese government demands that Monsanto pay compensation to the victims of Agent Orange.


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Can you fix stupid? Majority of people interviewed can't name a single supreme court justice.

Nearly every voter in the nation believes that the U.S. Supreme Court impacts their everyday life, but a majority can’t name a single justice on the all-important bench, according to a new survey.

The C-SPAN survey, which again found wide support for televised oral arguments, said that 91 percent answered “Yes” when asked if, “Decisions made by the U.S. Supreme Court have an impact on my everyday life as a citizen.”


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Genes and weed.

Laws regarding marijuana use are changing even as scientists are still trying to understand why people use it and the overall effects of using it. Now, a study is wading in by examining how genetics influences people's tendency to try pot. But the study raises nearly as many questions as it answers, and the overall effect of genes appears to be extremely small.


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Who will lead the interventionists? Patrick J. Buchanan weighs in on the death of Sen. John McCain.

Certainly, the passing of the senator whose life story will dominate the news until he is buried at his alma mater, the Naval Academy, on Sunday, leaves America's interventionists without their greatest champion.

No one around has the prestige or media following of McCain.

And the cause he championed, compulsive intervention in foreign quarrels to face down dictators and bring democrats to power, appears to be a cause whose time has passed.


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If I'm still doing The ONT in 2045, we will revisit this issue. CA legislature makes electricity emissions-free by 2045. Possible but is it probable and at what cost?

“This is a pivotal moment for California, for the country, and the world.”

On Tuesday, California state lawmakers passed SB100, a major bill that would commit to making the state’s electricity supply completely emissions-free by the year 2045. SB100 passed 43-32.


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Science. It is only settled if you want it to be so.

This week, Brown University pulled down a news story on a study conducted by a Brown University researcher. That study focused in on what it described as “rapid-onset gender dysphoria”: gender dysphoria that was not present in early youth, but that manifested within days or weeks in teens and young adults. The study author, Lisa Littman, assistant professor of the practice of behavioral and social sciences at Brown’s School of Public Health, stated, “This kind of descriptive study is important because it defines a group and raises questions for more research. One of the main conclusions is that more research needs to be done. Descriptive studies aren’t randomized controlled trials – you can’t tell cause and effect, and you can’t tell prevalence. It’s going to take more studies to bring in more information, but this is a start.”


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Contrary to the episodes of Cops we have seen. Couples who drink together are generally more happy.

The key part of this 'happiness' drinking lies entirely with how much you drink and, obviously, at what time you're doing the drinking.

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School is just around the corner here in my neck of the woods. Classic back to school commercial.

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Addiction. This is how it begins. Enablers, the both of them.


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Fighting over the thermostat is sexist, I guess.

A top strategist for New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon (D.) called work offices that are overly air-conditioned "sexist" in a request for balmier room temperatures for Wednesday's primary debate between Nixon and incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.).

After accusing the debate host, WCBS-TV, of being too acquiescent to Cuomo's demands ahead of the debate, Rebecca Katz called for the event hall at Hofstra University on Long Island to be 76 degrees, the New York Times reported. Katz wrote an email to the station, obtained by the Times, saying that working conditions are "notoriously sexist when it comes to room temperature, so we just want to make sure we're all on the same page here."

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The ONT Musical Interlude



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Is that egg powdered sugar on your face? Genius Award Winner.

Private lab tests have discovered that all 13 pounds of a white powdery substance seized by the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office are sugar and not fentanyl, as was previously believed.

The private lab testing results by NMS labs, which came in last week, revealed the white powder is actually "a combination of simple and complex carbohydrates," said Lt. Jerry Brewer. In other words, sugars.

There were no controlled or non-controlled substances mixed in with the 13 pounds of white powder, according to information provided by Brewer.

The false positive result can be traced to a CSI field test using a kit invented and sold by Scott Company Drug Testing to the NHC Sheriff's Office, according to Brewer. It was not user error on the part of the CSI technician, because several samples were tested from each bag, said Brewer.


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The cute little old man, Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

This “cute little old man” is making a big difference in the lives of local youngsters.

For the last 10 years, Wally Richardson has been standing outside of Marina Village Middle School in El Dorado Hills, California so he can greet all of the students with life advice and fist bumps before they start their school day.

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1 Hola!

Posted by: lin-duh at August 29, 2018 09:55 PM (kufk0)

2 First?

Posted by: Minuteman at August 29, 2018 09:55 PM (WlMYV)

3 Zombie!

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 29, 2018 09:55 PM (5AhB5)

4 And uno!

Posted by: lin-duh at August 29, 2018 09:55 PM (kufk0)

5 Evening

Posted by: wing at August 29, 2018 09:56 PM (JFzNN)

6 Top 10?

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 29, 2018 09:56 PM (dUJdY)

7 Erev tov, fapperot ve fapperim!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 29, 2018 09:56 PM (e9G8E)

8 Corgi's called.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 29, 2018 09:56 PM (dUJdY)

9 This just in:

John McCain is still dead.

Posted by: Weekend Update with Chevy Chase at August 29, 2018 09:56 PM (WlMYV)

10 teach me to say... "naw, the ONT poasts at 1900 hours local"

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 29, 2018 09:57 PM (5AhB5)

11 Shake that Booty!

Evening Morons, and what a fine evening it is.

Posted by: ALH at August 29, 2018 09:58 PM (6Zmow)

12 California is so fucked. I don't even feel sorry for any of those people anymore.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 29, 2018 09:58 PM (dUJdY)

13 Wait, so Tucker says that if a TV personality tells me what emotions to feel, I should be worried. Tucker... on his TV show?

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 29, 2018 09:59 PM (SgjGX)

14 12 California is so fucked. I don't even feel sorry for any of those people anymore.
Posted by: Jewells45 at August 29, 2018 09:58 PM (dUJdY)

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Hey! There are some morons who still reside in CA.

Though, that might make us Moron's squared.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at August 29, 2018 10:01 PM (WEBkv)

15 And some Southern Rock! Yay!

Thank you, MisHum. You are the Best!

Posted by: ALH at August 29, 2018 10:01 PM (6Zmow)

16 Evening all.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 29, 2018 10:02 PM (0tfLf)

17 11 Shake that Booty!

Evening Morons, and what a fine evening it is.

Posted by: ALH at August 29, 2018 09:58 PM (6Zmow)

That's all i get with southern rock?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 29, 2018 10:02 PM (QTZdv)

18 Monsanto needs to learn how to say Molon Labe in Vietnamese.

Posted by: Roy at August 29, 2018 10:03 PM (7n4KQ)

19 Self Serving Announcement- Now is the time to email me if you are coming to the 3rd annual MoMe.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 29, 2018 10:03 PM (dEFp1)

20 That's all i get with southern rock?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 29, 2018 10:02 PM (QTZdv)

Want some fried chicken? Bet you like the breast.

Posted by: ALH at August 29, 2018 10:03 PM (6Zmow)

21 California is so fucked. I don't even feel sorry for any of those people anymore.
Posted by: Jewells45


You seem to be pouncing on other people's bad ideas and general misfortune. Of course, a lot of people in California feel pretty smug and superior to us flyover country rubes and bumblers.

Pouncing. Like a cat.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....pouncing conservative at August 29, 2018 10:03 PM (S6Pax)

22 California is so fucked. I don't even feel sorry for any of those people anymore.
Posted by: Jewells45 at August 29, 2018 09:58 PM (dUJdY)

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Notice the 2045 date. They will all be retired or dead in 27 years. How convenient for them.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 29, 2018 10:03 PM (I16G8)

23 Tonight's argument:

Ford or Chevy?

Posted by: Stirring up Shit at August 29, 2018 10:03 PM (WlMYV)

24 Tonight's argument:

Ford or Chevy?
Posted by: Stirring up Shit at August 29, 2018 10:03 PM (WlMYV)

Toyota FTW!

Posted by: ALH at August 29, 2018 10:04 PM (6Zmow)

25 Gavin Newsom...my kind of man. He can shine my bald head anytime he wants!

Posted by: Cuckstar Rick Wilson at August 29, 2018 10:04 PM (yhf6w)

26 Honda. From Ohio.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 29, 2018 10:04 PM (hyuyC)

27 That top photo seems to be an unintentional commentary on the state of America today: A rusted hulk reminding us of past glory.

Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2018 10:04 PM (sdi6R)

28 Regarding California's latest renewable energy idiocy -

We'll start to see the effects of it long before 2045, when the new law mandates one hundred percent renewables. The state currently has several milestones already set in law, with a new renewable target percentage every several years. So far as I can tell, the only change today was that 2045 was set as the year when California would supposedly be at complete renewable energy.

On a related note, I skimmed through the text of the law today. Energy sources that qualify are solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, biogas, and some hydro-electric. I couldn't figure out why some hydro-electric qualified and some didn't, but apparently that's a concern.

Also worth noting - unless there's an unusual definition of biomass and biogas that I'm not familiar with, nuclear doesn't appear to qualify.

Presumably "biogas" doesn't mean natural gas. If it did, then meeting the target would be quite a bit easier.

Posted by: junior at August 29, 2018 10:04 PM (e7Q0v)

29 Is that a 57? My first car was a peach and blue 57 Chevy. Am radio, no white walls, no seat belts, wing windows and vacuum pump window washers. Loved that thing, what a beast.

Posted by: dartist at August 29, 2018 10:05 PM (K22Va)

30 Who will lead the interventionists with McCain gone? Probably his widow Lindsey.

Posted by: buzzion at August 29, 2018 10:05 PM (zRwJ/)

31 Monsanto needs to learn how to say Molon Labe in Vietnamese.
Posted by: Roy

Monsanto made a chemical that the US Military paid for and deployed. And Monsanto is responsible?
If the consequences are so dire, perhaps they should sue the US government.

Are they going to sue Boeing because Boeing built B-52's?

I don't effin' care what those people do. What joke.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....pouncing conservative at August 29, 2018 10:05 PM (S6Pax)

32 Fuck you all , Dodge Ram Diesel., six speed manual.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 29, 2018 10:05 PM (dEFp1)

33 California needs to pass a law to make all of the state's energy drawn off of perpetual motion machines.

Posted by: Minuteman at August 29, 2018 10:05 PM (WlMYV)

34 Why stop with giving full medical coverage to illegal aliens? Follow San Francisco's example of allowing shitting and pissing in the streets and shooting up heroin in the streets all over the state of California.


Posted by: nerdygirl at August 29, 2018 10:05 PM (+lVUW)

35 School's been blown to pieces.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2018 10:06 PM (IqV8l)

36 rickl, I disagree. I think America has a lot of life left in her.
We are on track to have a conservative Supreme Court for the rest of my natural life, for one thing.
And I'm only 29.

Posted by: ALH at August 29, 2018 10:06 PM (6Zmow)

37 I had a car like that one in the picture. Only that is a '57. Mine was a '55. Does not bring back good memories.

Who pays for 'universal health care' if you can't pay?

I was surprised to see there are vlogs (video blog(gers)) who have travel blogs for Vietnam (and Thailand). Saigon is choked with motorbikes; very busy street scenes. I was surprised to see that. Saigon looks very prosperous. Lotta westerners walking the streets too.

There are websites for expat Americans living in Vietnam who seem to gravitate to the 'hospitality business'; mostly restaurants.

Sign of the times we live in, I guess.

Posted by: Bitter Bendergash at August 29, 2018 10:06 PM (I9Sw7)

38 Given all the Republican pouncing going on as well as our close friendship with the Russian bear, I think the party symbol should be changed from the elephant to the Tigger.

Posted by: Click on me. Click on me. On please for God's sake click on me! at August 29, 2018 10:06 PM (VWE5i)

39 Emissions free electricity by 2045? I don't see how that is even possible at any cost.

Posted by: Neil deGrasse It's not rape if I'm wearing the dress Tyson at August 29, 2018 10:07 PM (1L9V9)

40 junior

I think there is some data saying natural gas is produced by microorganisms deep in the mantle.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 29, 2018 10:07 PM (hyuyC)

41 Also worth noting - unless there's an unusual definition of biomass and biogas that I'm not familiar with, nuclear doesn't appear to qualify.

Presumably "biogas" doesn't mean natural gas. If it did, then meeting the target would be quite a bit easier.
Posted by: junior

Biogas comes from landfills, and is also full of siloxanes, which can make deposits that ruin gas turbines that burn gas to turn a generator.

Sounds good to me.

California is effin' stupid.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....pouncing conservative at August 29, 2018 10:07 PM (S6Pax)

42 Monsanto needs to learn how to say Molon Labe in Vietnamese.

Posted by: Roy at August 29, 2018 10:03 PM (7n4KQ)

Di di mau!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at August 29, 2018 10:07 PM (n9EOP)

43 what a weird, unpleasant day.
the only thing that's keeping me from telling a lot of people to eff off is Nazareth's Hair of the Dog on youtube.
if there is an internet outage, all bets are off on what I may or may not do.

Posted by: shibumi at August 29, 2018 10:07 PM (SbIX4)

44 It would be interesting if those missiles on the bonnet of that motorcar were still live...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 29, 2018 10:08 PM (e9G8E)

45 Can you fix stupid? Majority of people interviewed can't name a single supreme court justice.

"Let's see... Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan... I guess I can only name one."

Posted by: mikeski at August 29, 2018 10:08 PM (P1f+c)

46 Who will lead the interventionists with McCain gone? Probably his widow Lindsey.
Posted by: buzzion


Is Lindsey wearing black this week?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....pouncing conservative at August 29, 2018 10:08 PM (S6Pax)

47 Neil deGrasse It's not rape if I'm wearing the dress Tyson

The 1 million Californias left in the state in 2045 should be easy to power.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 29, 2018 10:08 PM (hyuyC)

48 Can't name all the Supremes? Ha! You got the one who slept with Berry Gordy, the one who died while on welfare, the one who slept with Tom Jones, the one named Birdsong, and...shoot, I can't name them all.

Posted by: JuJuBee at August 29, 2018 10:08 PM (wJMQv)

49 if there is an internet outage, all bets are off on what I may or may not do.
Posted by: shibumi at August 29, 2018 10:07 PM (SbIX4)

What happened to bring you to this low point?

Posted by: ALH at August 29, 2018 10:09 PM (6Zmow)

50 Antifa is surely black. They remind me of nothing more than the Fiame Nere and the Penne Nere of Italian "volunteers" in Spain.

Wave the black banners of antifascism boys Xhes! The spirit of the Black Flames and the Black Feathers urge you on!

(yes, I can't post during the day)

Posted by: Kindltot at August 29, 2018 10:09 PM (2K6fY)

51 Posted by: dartist at August 29, 2018 10:05 PM (K22Va)

Th '57 Chevy was a thing of beauty!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at August 29, 2018 10:09 PM (n9EOP)

52 I thought the cause McCain championed was screwing over Republicans.

Posted by: West at August 29, 2018 10:09 PM (D/Ye4)

53 Think of all the electricity we would have if we harnessed the sparks from people touching doorknobs after walking across the carpet!

Posted by: Jerry Brown at August 29, 2018 10:10 PM (WlMYV)

54 antifa is nothing more than a lot of wannabees. Are they dangerous, Yes

Posted by: Ben Had at August 29, 2018 10:11 PM (dEFp1)

55 On Tuesday, California state lawmakers passed SB100, a major bill that would commit to making the state's electricity supply completely emissions-free by the year 2045. SB100 passed 43-32.

California: We'll just get Texas to provide all of our electricity. See? No emissions generated (in California)!

Texas. Yeah, no.

Judge Humuhumunukunukuapua'a: That's what *you* think.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at August 29, 2018 10:11 PM (NL6wI)

56 The emissions-free CA power bill is mainly virtue signalling bullshit since they buy ever larger quantities of their electricity from out of state, particularly from hydroelectric sources that can't be produced in CA.

Of course they'll be shit outta luck if the commies decide they can't BUY carbon emitting power from anywhere, but I have to think they'll be typical socialists and virtue signal in a consequence-free manner.

Posted by: kbdabear at August 29, 2018 10:11 PM (0Ntuf)

57 @37 I was surprised to see there are vlogs (video blog(gers)) who have travel blogs for Vietnam (and Thailand). Saigon is choked with motorbikes; very busy street scenes. I was surprised to see that. Saigon looks very prosperous. Lotta westerners walking the streets too.
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The commies apparently couldn't shake off the cultural effects that rubbed off on the Southerners. And to add, I've heard that Hanoi is much less prosperous than Saigon these days.

Posted by: junior at August 29, 2018 10:11 PM (Qua61)

58 Evening Horde!

Posted by: Tonypete at August 29, 2018 10:12 PM (9rIkM)

59 Is a MoMe like a BeBest?

Posted by: JuJuBee at August 29, 2018 10:12 PM (wJMQv)

60 I'm coming, Ben Had! Hubby is coming, too :-)

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at August 29, 2018 10:12 PM (uDcBt)

61 Jerry Brown

That energy is 50,000 Watts, but only for a microsecond, so very little power.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 29, 2018 10:13 PM (hyuyC)

62 What a depressing photos. Ruined America.

Posted by: Muns at August 29, 2018 10:14 PM (fO+6C)

63 If you folks want to see some corruption, check out the FBI investigation of Atlanta's previous mayor, Kaseem Reid.

He had a party his last Christmas in office where he gave out $500,000 in bonuses to city employees.

Posted by: ALH at August 29, 2018 10:14 PM (6Zmow)

64
What happened to bring you to this low point?
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Lots of stupid things. I'm working on an article, and two of the people involved in it re-wrote about 80% of it. That has only happened once in 20 years. When I talked to my editor about it, he just shrugged and said it happens to everyone. Aka "suck it up buttercup."


Then... my freelance client is stressed because there is too much going on, and he has a person who can't handle deadlines and/or details in a crucial place. So he was all yelly today.

Finally, I went into a large botique of sorts to look at some pricey things today, and was completely ignored. I even had sales people walk by me and not even make eye contact, let alone talk to me. I was so ticked off that I wrote their corporate hq a nasty letter. I guess I am not young enough, pretty enough or thin enough to be worthy of retail engagement.


So yeah, kind of crabby. But Nazareth is on, so I'm still good...

Posted by: shibumi at August 29, 2018 10:15 PM (SbIX4)

65 Not taking up for Monsanto, but how can they be held accountable? It was a *war* and they did not deploy it.

Posted by: Cheribebe at August 29, 2018 10:15 PM (DAdSz)

66 26 Honda. From Ohio.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 29, 2018 10:04 PM (hyuyC)

Nope. From Japan. A lot more guzzinta building a car than final assembly. The total giveaway of our auto industry has crushed the middle class.

Posted by: clutch at August 29, 2018 10:15 PM (kiSdp)

67 I couldn't figure out why some hydro-electric qualified and some didn't, but apparently that's a concern.

You have to subtract out the fish it kills. Delta smelt count quintuple.

Posted by: Leftist Logic at August 29, 2018 10:15 PM (P1f+c)

68 Clarence Thomas is my favourite Justice...

He tells the story that since Affirmative Action made his Yale Law School degree worth a nickle, he keeps his sheepskin in his attic with a five-cent price sticker on it!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 29, 2018 10:15 PM (e9G8E)

69 And ALH... thank you for asking.

Posted by: shibumi at August 29, 2018 10:16 PM (SbIX4)

70 My aunt and uncle had a non running 50 Buick Roadmaster sitting in their barn when I was a kid. My cousins and I read comic books and goofed off in the back seat for hours.

It seemed as big as the Colosseum - we could have lived in there.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 29, 2018 10:16 PM (9rIkM)

71 Relevant to My Interests ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1034835803665518600

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1034835912386129925

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1034836034436182022

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1034836140958867458

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1034836239319556096

Posted by: kbdabear at August 29, 2018 10:16 PM (0Ntuf)

72 @12
I feel sorry for the states the dip shit locusts will flee to.

They've pretty much flipped Washington, Oregon and Colorado and are looking to flip Nevada, New Mexico and the grand prize, Texas.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 29, 2018 10:16 PM (kT3/m)

73 @55 California: We'll just get Texas to provide all of our electricity. See? No emissions generated (in California)!

Texas. Yeah, no.
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Won't work. The bill doesn't differentiate between energy that originates inside the state and outside the state. So no cheating by going to sources outside the state for the energy. Also, iirc the bill expressly prohibits using tricks with carbon offsets.

Posted by: junior at August 29, 2018 10:16 PM (Qua61)

74 Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at August 29, 2018 10:01 PM (WEBkv)

Morons and my family still living there excluded.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 29, 2018 10:16 PM (dUJdY)

75 We can harness the energy from volunteers hopping on a stationary bike to cover our needs, thank you very much h8ers.

Posted by: Californians heading to distant sunny uplands at August 29, 2018 10:17 PM (wJMQv)

76 I used run into a vet in the bar who called in air strikes in Vietnam before Agent Orange was used. I guess they called each version by a different color and he swears early versions, 65?, were nerve agents and saw thousands of North Vietnamese killed by it. He has had lung probs for years from it.

Posted by: dartist at August 29, 2018 10:17 PM (K22Va)

77 More Relevant to My Interests ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1034836347012476935

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1034836460438994945

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1034836578110255111

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1034836683760513024

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1034836794049748997

Posted by: kbdabear at August 29, 2018 10:17 PM (0Ntuf)

78 57 Chevy beautiful! If I did not hate GM I would consider a GMC Canyon w/diesel 4X4. It's been over 50 years since I had a Chevy truck, a midnight blue 58.

Posted by: Eromero at August 29, 2018 10:18 PM (zLDYs)

79 The worst part is the push for hydroeletric and nuclear to not be counted as "clean" electricity.

Because that wouldn't benefit their cronies and investments in solar/wind.

Posted by: Sjg at August 29, 2018 10:18 PM (gDSJf)

80
California: We'll just get Texas to provide all of our electricity. See? No emissions generated (in California)!

Just get Mexico to sell them some power.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2018 10:19 PM (IqV8l)

81 Posted by: shibumi at August 29, 2018 10:16 PM (SbIX4)

You're welcome!

And sometimes there's a silver lining. See how much money you saved by those sales clerks ignoring you.
Plus you don't have to find a place for whatever you might have purchased.


Win Win!

Posted by: ALH at August 29, 2018 10:19 PM (6Zmow)

82 @73 Thanks for the info. So, I guess their plan is to go full Thunderdome, then.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at August 29, 2018 10:19 PM (NL6wI)

83
Morons and my family still living there excluded.
Posted by: Jewells45 at August 29, 2018 10:16 PM (dUJdY)
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Well, my wife and I are hoping to escape before armed guards with orders to shoot are posted at the borders of other states.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at August 29, 2018 10:19 PM (WEBkv)

84 Twitchy's got an amusing item about Cruz. Apparently in response to the usual gun control threats, someone at a Cruz rally in Texas shouted "Come and take them!"

And a Beto supporter responded, "We will!"

Cruz then responded with a comment along the lines of, "That's exactly what we're fighting against."

Posted by: junior at August 29, 2018 10:20 PM (Qua61)

85 12 California is so fucked. I don't even feel sorry for any of those people anymore.
Posted by: Jewells45 at August 29, 2018 09:58 PM (dUJdY)

But dat weather, tho!

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2018 10:20 PM (NWiLs)

86 I've heard that Hanoi is much less prosperous than Saigon these days.

Posted by: junior at August 29, 2018 10:11 PM

I was suspicious that the vlog was just the red-light district, but the Airport looked modern. And there was at least one modern shopping mall like place. Prices (in Dollars) were mostly reasonable, but in local currencies, there were a lot of zeros.

Posted by: Bitter Bendergash at August 29, 2018 10:20 PM (I9Sw7)

87 6 26 Honda. From Ohio.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 29, 2018 10:04 PM (hyuyC)

Nope. From Japan. A lot more guzzinta building a car than final assembly. The total giveaway of our auto industry has crushed the middle class.
Posted by: clutch at August 29, 2018 10:15 PM (kiSdp


Engine built in Ohio.

Posted by: Buzzion at August 29, 2018 10:20 PM (zRwJ/)

88 72 @12
I feel sorry for the states the dip shit locusts will flee to.

They've pretty much flipped Washington, Oregon and Colorado and are looking to flip Nevada, New Mexico and the grand prize, Texas.
Posted by: Kreplach at August 29, 2018 10:16 PM (kT3/m)


I commented in an earlier thread that it sure seems like Democrats turning their states into shitholes is a deliberate strategy, if you assume that their ultimate goal is to turn the entire country socialist.

People flee the failed states and keep their voting patterns, and other states fall like dominoes. If it's not a deliberate strategy, it sure as hell is working as if it is.

Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2018 10:21 PM (sdi6R)

89 Not taking up for Monsanto, but how can they be held accountable? It was a *war* and they did not deploy it.
Posted by: Cheribebe at August 29, 2018 10:15 PM (DAdSz)

Lawyers. Deep pockets. Someone needs money. Payoff the right judge and bam, some Vietnamese politician is going to retire to Switzerland.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at August 29, 2018 10:21 PM (9BLnV)

90 damn. just....damn. I won the Shit Lottery again. I just learned I have my third autoimmune disease. Some hat trick.

Posted by: vivi at August 29, 2018 10:21 PM (11H2y)

91 Heh.
Cute back-to-school commercial!
I had forgotten it.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 29, 2018 10:21 PM (0jtPF)

92 a midnight blue 58.

Who wouldn't love to have one of those. My buddy had a real nice buff colored 58 Belair? Love to have a 55, 56 or 57 Chevy truck or car.

Posted by: dartist at August 29, 2018 10:21 PM (K22Va)

93 Thats a sad '57 chevy, but damn what a cool frame for the flag.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 29, 2018 10:22 PM (9Om/r)

94 @82 Thanks for the info. So, I guess their plan is to go full Thunderdome, then.
-----------------

Their plan is to be term-limited out of office by then and retiring to Florida, I suspect.

Posted by: junior at August 29, 2018 10:22 PM (Qua61)

95 watched The Death of Syalin because of a recent movie thread.
I quite liked it.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 29, 2018 10:22 PM (CE6iV)

96 So California will have energy costs to match its housing costs.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 29, 2018 10:23 PM (oVJmc)

97 Fayetteville police make arrest in Ramsey Street Rapist case using same DNA testing that caught Golden State Killer
...

what could possibly go wrong?
GATACA

Posted by: you loved Brad at August 29, 2018 10:23 PM (FRlvP)

98 Prices (in Dollars) were mostly reasonable, but in local currencies, there were a lot of zeros.

Posted by: Bitter Bendergash at August 29, 2018


Hmmmmm... A lot of 'dong'?

Posted by: Shep! at August 29, 2018 10:23 PM (e9G8E)

99 How big of a scumbag is John McCain?

He apparently has not invited Sarah Palin to attend his funeral.

What a disgraceful piece of shit that fuck is.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 29, 2018 10:23 PM (kT3/m)

100 California is so fucked. I don't even feel sorry for any of those people anymore.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 29, 2018 09:58 PM (dUJdY)

---
we're not asking you to feel sorry for us, any more than we'll feel sorry for you when you're freezing your cute little ass off again this winter.


Posted by: redc1c4 at August 29, 2018 10:24 PM (5AhB5)

101 What I don't get ... is how they can still bullshit themselves into believing it.
Scogg,
do I think any of my legal work on 18 U.S. Code 241 and 242 is
going to do any good? Do I think my complaint to the DOJ Inspector
General is going to cause an investigation by him? Well, there is about
as much chance of either of those things working, as there is of me
growing Green Gossamer Wings and flying to the Moon in the next couple
of weeks.
So why do I bother? I don't want to
leave any legal 'i' un-dotted, or any 't' un-crossed. I don't want any
S.O.B. to be able to say, well why didn't you try XYZ?

A
lot of people think armed Americans are just shit talkers and that
people like me will just knuckle under and not fight back when push
comes to shove. Let me offer this little canary in the coal mine for
your examination:
In the Deep Blue states of
New York and Connecticut - the state legislatures independently passed laws
requiring all owners of AR-15s in their respective states to register their weapons
with their state. Each state made failure to register an AR-15 a felony offense. 85% of the AR-15 owners in each state did
not comply with those laws, including 85% of the police officers in each
state.

Does that sound like the gun owners in those states are just a bunch of shit talkers who lack spines?

Posted by: An Observation at August 29, 2018 10:24 PM (9AKnG)

102 He apparently has not invited Sarah Palin to attend his funeral.

What a disgraceful piece of shit that fuck is.


Posted by: Kreplach at August 29, 2018 10:23 PM (kT3/m)

---
being judged by who *doesn't* like you is often more informative and accurate than by listing those who do.


Posted by: redc1c4 at August 29, 2018 10:25 PM (5AhB5)

103 It's supposed to be a really cold winter this year.
The last few have been relatively mild.
Next project here at the Casa will be storm doors.

Posted by: ALH at August 29, 2018 10:25 PM (6Zmow)

104 @88 I commented in an earlier thread that it sure seems like Democrats turning their states into shitholes is a deliberate strategy, if you assume that their ultimate goal is to turn the entire country socialist.
-------------------

Back when Dubya was in office, there was an open mic moment during a closed door California Dem strategy meeting in which the legislator speaking essentially said that they needed to wreck California's economy so that they could get their agenda passed.

Tourism and tech are probably the two big things supporting the economy right now (I'd have to double-check). It'll be interesting to see what happens if Silicon Valley starts leaving for other places.

Posted by: junior at August 29, 2018 10:25 PM (Qua61)

105 damn. just....damn. I won the Shit Lottery again. I just learned I have my third autoimmune disease. Some hat trick.
Posted by: vivi at August 29, 2018 10:21 PM
--

{{{hugs}}} vivi.
my mom had an autoimmune condition. it was hard to diagnose and eventually they got it under control, but they are no fun.

Posted by: shibumi at August 29, 2018 10:26 PM (SbIX4)

106 I'm going off topic early but I beg the indulgence of the Horde.
I'm asking for prayers of healing for a friend, Tom, who, I just discovered today, is in the hospital in Jackson, WY with a bowel blockage. He's had about 12 feet of bowel removed the last time and spent 68 days in a hospital in Seattle. He's hoping to get the clearance there and not have further surgery which is on the table if it doesn't break loose.
His much loved girlfriend is with him. They were travelling through Montana and WY so he isn't alone. Any and all prayers will be appreciated. I worry about his mental health if he has to get a shit sack. He may just end himself.

Thanks to all in advance

Posted by: Winston at August 29, 2018 10:27 PM (wgCUV)

107
A top strategist for New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon (D.) called work offices that are overly air-conditioned "sexist" in a request for balmier room temperatures for Wednesday's primary debate between Nixon and incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.).

Sure, but when it's warm it's women you see - especially women of size - fanning themselves.

Conclusion: women like to complain.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 29, 2018 10:27 PM (LsBY9)

108 It is amazing, John McCain was able to dig his own hole after his death.

Posted by: Tentotwo at August 29, 2018 10:27 PM (yhf6w)

109 Thanks MIs.Hum. For the Skynyrd. Perfect choice re: the bad man.

Good night!

Posted by: Booknlass at August 29, 2018 10:27 PM (AQrI2)

110
It is amazing, John McCain was able to dig his own hole after his death.

Posted by: Tentotwo at August 29, 2018 10:27 PM (yhf6w)


He's been digging it for years.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 29, 2018 10:28 PM (9Om/r)

111 @102
True but Sarah Palin is the ONLY reason that hump was anywhere in the vicinity of becoming President.

And after everything McCain's staff did to her, sabotaging her, besmirching her, conspiring against her, she never wavered in her support and respect for him....
And he does this?

What a despicable and loathsome man he was.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 29, 2018 10:28 PM (kT3/m)

112 (Does math on a napkin)

Let's see-

50,000 watts. .0001 sec, 60 sec/min, 60 min/hour,
.001 kW/W

50,000W(.0001sec)(1min/60sec)(1hr/60min)(.001kW/W)(1/person)=

.0000013889kWhr/person(1million persons)

=1.3889kWhr

I've solve our unemployment problem too!

Posted by: Jerry Brown at August 29, 2018 10:28 PM (WlMYV)

113 My first car was a 1957 Ford Fairlain two tone 3 on the tree and an overdrive 289. Sweet ride my aunt Lily gave me in her will. A real chick magnet in high school in the mid 60s. Second car was a used 67 Mustang 4 on the floor 289 bought in the mid 70s. Been a Ford man ever since.

Posted by: colfax mingo at August 29, 2018 10:29 PM (tCvhJ)

114
San Francisco is the only universal health care plan for all undocumented residents in America. Very proud of that, I'd like to see that extended to the rest of the state.

Wait, he wants universal health care for all illegals in California? What about legal citizens?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 29, 2018 10:29 PM (LsBY9)

115 Syalin = Stalin

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 29, 2018 10:30 PM (CE6iV)

116 Wait, he wants universal health care for all illegals in California? What about legal citizens?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 29, 2018 10:29 PM (LsBY9)

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Who do you think he expects to foot the bill?

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at August 29, 2018 10:30 PM (WEBkv)

117 Cynthia Nixon can just dress warmer. It's not everyone else's fault that she's post-menopausal....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at August 29, 2018 10:30 PM (uDcBt)

118 Wait, he wants universal health care for all illegals in California? What about legal citizens?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 29, 2018 10:29 PM (LsBY9)

We have the honor of going bankrupt to pay for them.

Posted by: Sjg at August 29, 2018 10:31 PM (gDSJf)

119 "watched The Death of Syalin because of a recent movie thread.
I quite liked it."

I've touted it, as have others. Great black comedy, and my favorite so far for 2018.

Alpha is a really good small flick and perfect for kids of all ages including old shits like me. Best partnership in the history of the World

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 29, 2018 10:31 PM (1UZdv)

120

Gavin Newsom wants to bring poop to all the streets of California.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2018 10:31 PM (IqV8l)

121 99
How big of a scumbag is John McCain?

He apparently has not invited Sarah Palin to attend his funeral.

What a disgraceful piece of shit that fuck is.


Posted by: Kreplach at August 29, 2018 10:23 PM (kT3/m)

After thinking about it, I think he did Palin a favor.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 29, 2018 10:31 PM (UsCnO)

122 Can we give California back to Mexico?

Posted by: ALH at August 29, 2018 10:31 PM (6Zmow)

123 117 Cynthia Nixon can just dress warmer. It's not everyone else's fault that she's post-menopausal....
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at August 29, 2018 10:30 PM (uDcBt)

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Dumb as a post also.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at August 29, 2018 10:32 PM (WEBkv)

124 we're not asking you to feel sorry for us, any more than we'll feel sorry for you when you're freezing your cute little ass off again this winter.


Posted by: redc1c4 at August 29, 2018 10:24 PM (5AhB5)

Let us know when you need a Go Fund Me to live there.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 29, 2018 10:32 PM (QTZdv)

125 I've gone from feeling cold all the time (anemia) to feeling hot all the time.
It's awful.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 29, 2018 10:33 PM (CE6iV)

126 Wait, he wants universal health care for all illegals in California? What about legal citizens?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 29, 2018 10:29 PM (LsBY9)

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In the full statement I saw he mentioned all Californians, briefly.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 29, 2018 10:33 PM (I16G8)

127 "New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon (D.) called work offices that are overly air-conditioned "sexist" in a request for balmier room temperatures"

I'm not happy unless you can hang meat.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 29, 2018 10:33 PM (1UZdv)

128 Women always wanted the heat turned up where I used to work. They would wear sweaters and use space heaters in the summertime.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2018 10:33 PM (IqV8l)

129 #HuberIsComing



just thought people needed a laugh.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 29, 2018 10:33 PM (UsCnO)

130 I'm good with Newsome's plan.

1. It will make Cali the destination for illegals, clearing them out of other states.

2. It will fail bigly and serve as a warning.

I want California to be as California as it can be.

Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls at August 29, 2018 10:33 PM (H5knJ)

131 Despite having numerous opportunities over the past several years to
criticize her former back-stabbing, war-mongering, decepticon and former
running mate, Sarah Palin always refused to be critical of the
pontificating pus goblin known as Senator John McCain.

To highlight the severity of the self-interest, elitist superiority
and bitter hatred carried in the heart of the entire McCain clan, Sarah
Palin was not invited to attend his funeral service.
-----
Stolen from Sundance at CTH.

Posted by: Off the reservation at August 29, 2018 10:33 PM (vWMNq)

132 Yo, booty shakin' morons!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 29, 2018 10:34 PM (438dO)

133 104
Tourism and tech are probably the two big things supporting the economy right now (I'd have to double-check). It'll be interesting to see what happens if Silicon Valley starts leaving for other places.
Posted by: junior at August 29, 2018 10:25 PM (Qua61)


Silicon Valley people are about as left as it gets. If they move to other states, they will reliably vote for left-wing politicians and policies.

That's pretty much along the lines of what I said earlier. It couldn't be any more effective if it *was* a deliberate strategy.

Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2018 10:34 PM (sdi6R)

134 looking forward to Alpha on dvd, also Rich Crazy Asians

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 29, 2018 10:34 PM (CE6iV)

135 Gavin Newsom wants to bring poop to all the streets of California.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2018 10:31 PM (IqV8l)

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

From the "Golden State" to the "Poop State" in less than 50 years.

California: Aspiring to be Zimbabwe.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at August 29, 2018 10:34 PM (WEBkv)

136 63 If you folks want to see some corruption, check out the FBI investigation of Atlanta's previous mayor, Kaseem Reid.

He had a party his last Christmas in office where he gave out $500,000 in bonuses to city employees.

Posted by: ALH


Sounds like something Detroit's pension board did a few years ago. They spent billions on extra pension payments, thirteen per year instead of twelve. IIRC, they also gave pension benefits to payments to people who didn't qualify. Billions not millions. 4 of the 10 people on the pension board were union members.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 29, 2018 10:34 PM (+lVUW)

137 Second car was a used 67 Mustang 4 on the floor 289 bought in the mid 70s. Been a Ford man ever since.
Posted by: colfax mingo at August 29, 2018 10:29 PM


First and only Ford in the family was a yellow Ford Maverick.

Posted by: Chuck C at August 29, 2018 10:35 PM (YTxkQ)

138 Here's how to rate Cynthia Nixon.

During Sex and the City Cynthia Nixon showed her tits.

Kim Catrall showed her tits.

I think the boring brunette one showed her tits a little.

Sarah Jessica Parker did not show her tits.

Ergo:

Cynthia Nixon > Sarah Jessica Parker.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 29, 2018 10:35 PM (fuK7c)

139 113
My first car was a 1957 Ford Fairlain two tone 3 on the tree and an
overdrive 289. Sweet ride my aunt Lily gave me in her will. A real chick
magnet in high school in the mid 60s. Second car was a used 67 Mustang 4
on the floor 289 bought in the mid 70s. Been a Ford man ever since.

Didn't have a clue those cars would be worth so much today. I had a nice 68 Riviera and a 67 Bonneville with electric windows! All of those $100 beaters would make a man rich these days.

Posted by: dartist at August 29, 2018 10:35 PM (K22Va)

140 128 Women always wanted the heat turned up where I used to work. They would wear sweaters and use space heaters in the summertime.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2018 10:33 PM (IqV8l)


I've never understood why the vast majority of women are always cold. I'm always too hot. It's hot and humid in Ohio right now and it sucks.

Posted by: Ladyl at August 29, 2018 10:35 PM (TdMsT)

141 @115 Syalin = Stalin
------------------------------------

Just because I dug it up earlier today on YouTube, the trailer -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPpXFnHoC-0&pbjreload=10

Posted by: junior at August 29, 2018 10:35 PM (Qua61)

142 The McCains, like the Bushes and Clintons, need to be banished from public life. Scumbags, all of them.

Posted by: some dope at August 29, 2018 10:36 PM (6OUNd)

143 Engine built in Ohio.
Posted by: Buzzion at August 29, 2018 10:20 PM (zRwJ/)

Still a lot of Japan jobs that we lost. Those are high paying jobs. Or were. Who cares if it is assembled in Marysville? Engineered by the Japanese.

Posted by: clutch at August 29, 2018 10:37 PM (kiSdp)

144 Well, I'm not sure McCain deserves the blame here. He was dying, and there's little evidence he was in his right mind the last few months. And even if he did make such a deathbed decree, only the living can carry it out. Any decent human being would never communicate such a request.

Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls at August 29, 2018 10:37 PM (H5knJ)

145 Winston, prayers for your buddy Tom. It's hell to be chronically ill.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 29, 2018 10:37 PM (9rIkM)

146 First and only Ford in the family was a yellow Ford Maverick.
Posted by: Chuck C at August 29, 2018 10:35 PM (YTxkQ)

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

Learned to drive a stick on a Ford Pinto.

Take that, all you Ford lovers.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at August 29, 2018 10:37 PM (WEBkv)

147 I've never understood why the vast majority of women are always cold.

==

low thyroid function and low blood iron are the usual reasons

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 29, 2018 10:37 PM (CE6iV)

148 I've never understood why the vast majority of women are always cold. I'm always too hot. It's hot and humid in Ohio right now and it sucks.
Posted by: Ladyl at August 29, 2018 10:35 PM (TdMsT)

An 'ette can never be too hawt.
Just sayin'

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 29, 2018 10:37 PM (QTZdv)

149 That'll buff right out.

Posted by: '57 Chevy seller at August 29, 2018 10:38 PM (xSo9G)

150 Any decent human being would never communicate such a request.
Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls at August 29, 2018 10:37 PM (H5knJ)
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I think I found the problem..might be that last bit.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at August 29, 2018 10:38 PM (WEBkv)

151 Let us know when you need a Go Fund Me to live there.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 29, 2018 10:32 PM (QTZdv)

---
as things break down, you will see armed gangs and warlords take over from regular government.

anyone wishing to apply in my forces can send their resume to my nick, adding AT moronhorde DOT com


Posted by: redc1c4 at August 29, 2018 10:38 PM (5AhB5)

152 G'evening folks. What did I miss?


And I'm on vacation!

Posted by: Muldoon at August 29, 2018 10:38 PM (mvenn)

153 145 Winston, prayers for your buddy Tom. It's hell to be chronically ill.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 29, 2018 10:37 PM (9rIkM)

Good evening, sir.

Posted by: Ladyl at August 29, 2018 10:38 PM (TdMsT)

154 anyone wishing to apply in my forces can send their resume to my nick, adding AT moronhorde DOT com


Posted by: redc1c4 at August 29, 2018 10:38 PM (5AhB5)
----------------

Certified copies of range targets?

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at August 29, 2018 10:39 PM (WEBkv)

155 damn. just....damn. I won the Shit Lottery again. I just learned I have my third autoimmune disease. Some hat trick.
Posted by: vivi at August 29, 2018 10:21 PM

==

hugs and prayers vivi.

have you considered going carnivorous? There's a good chance it will help.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 29, 2018 10:40 PM (CE6iV)

156 152 G'evening folks. What did I miss?


And I'm on vacation!
Posted by: Muldoon at August 29, 2018 10:38 PM (mvenn)

McCain est mort, and neither he nor Hillary Clinton will be POTUS.

Posted by: ALH at August 29, 2018 10:40 PM (6Zmow)

157 True but Sarah Palin is the ONLY reason that hump was anywhere in the vicinity of becoming President.

And
after everything McCain's staff did to her, sabotaging her, besmirching
her, conspiring against her, she never wavered in her support and
respect for him....
And he does this?

What a despicable and loathsome man he was.


Posted by: Kreplach at August 29, 2018 10:28 PM (kT3/m)


Man no kidding. Palin completely dwarfed that shitstain and gave a huge number of people an actual reason to vote for that miserable bridge troll, and he didn't like it. Her star made his look like a lit fart.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 29, 2018 10:40 PM (9Om/r)

158 Been a Ford man ever since.
Posted by: colfax mingo at August 29, 2018 10:29 PM (tCvhJ)

Good man,. Buy ' Murrican.

Posted by: clutch at August 29, 2018 10:40 PM (kiSdp)

159 I refrained from saying anything but not inviting Sarah Palin just reaffirmed what I always believed about him: petty vindictive little a**hole.

Posted by: keena at August 29, 2018 10:40 PM (RiTnx)

160
Learned to drive a stick on a Ford Pinto.

Posted by: Blake
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*backs off fifty car lengths*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2018 10:40 PM (xSo9G)

161 Didn't have a clue those cars would be worth so much today. I had a nice 68 Riviera and a 67 Bonneville with electric windows! All of those $100 beaters would make a man rich these days.
Posted by: dartist at August 29, 2018 10:35 PM (K22Va)

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My first car was a '68 Camaro Z-28. Unfortunately this was in Chicago in 1979. Rust had already started. Still, if I had kept the car with the original engine and transmission, it would be worth close to 6 figures restored today.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 29, 2018 10:40 PM (I16G8)

162 I eat chocolate practically every day, and have done so for as long as I can remember.

Chocolate also takes up a considerable space in our earthquake kit. And a bottle of Bushmill's. Just in case...

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 29, 2018 10:41 PM (EZebt)

163 Man no kidding. Palin completely dwarfed that shitstain and gave a huge number of people an actual reason to vote for that miserable bridge troll, and he didn't like it. Her star made his look like a lit fart.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 29, 2018 10:40 PM (9Om/r)

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

I think Palin had better political instincts than Mr. McCain and, I think the deep state gave marching orders that Palin had to be destroyed.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at August 29, 2018 10:41 PM (WEBkv)

164 Kreplach.......agreed!

types
deletes

She is the only reason I voted for them

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 29, 2018 10:41 PM (c1nDO)

165 Thanks tonypete I do worry about him. And his partner. They are lovely people who found each other late in life.

Posted by: Winston at August 29, 2018 10:41 PM (wgCUV)

166 96 So California will have energy costs to match its housing costs.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles


I predict their homeless problem will get worse. Geez, I should set up as a psychic.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 29, 2018 10:41 PM (+lVUW)

167 i loved the Ford manufactured M-151's the CAARNG used to have...

but the bastards cut them up before selling them, becuase "unsafe".

only if you were a non-driving idiot.

time to start fire/cook meat.

Oolog come back later after he eat

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 29, 2018 10:42 PM (5AhB5)

168 just saw Alpha.

lovely movie but it make me miss my doggeh in Houston

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2018 10:42 PM (N1ZXu)

169 I bought a ticket for Uganda in November. And there is a possibility I'll be spending an extended period of time in The Philippines in the not too distant future. So traveling ahead for me.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at August 29, 2018 10:42 PM (nBr1j)

170 The Palin family will just have to celebrate at home then!

That's one goblin off their backs at least.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 29, 2018 10:42 PM (CE6iV)

171 Howdy, beloved Horde!

I'm trying to figure out how to create emissions-free electricity. Any generating device you make would undoubtedly involve emissions in the manufacturing.

Posted by: Emmie at August 29, 2018 10:43 PM (4HMW8)

172 G'evening folks. What did I miss?

Posted by: Muldoon
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You're just in time, the bidding is still open on the '57 Chevy in the pic.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2018 10:43 PM (xSo9G)

173 99 How big of a scumbag is John McCain?

He apparently has not invited Sarah Palin to attend his funeral.

What a disgraceful piece of shit that fuck is.
Posted by: Kreplach


Also he's a coward, because he waited until his death, or near death, to insult her.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 29, 2018 10:43 PM (+lVUW)

174 @163
I think Palin had better political instincts than Mr. McCain and, I think the deep state gave marching orders that Palin had to be destroyed.
------------------

I don't think it was her political instincts that got people concerned. From what I've heard, she was successfully cleaning up corruption in Alaska when McCain picked her as VP. Her subsequent troubles that were pretty much all as a result of that killed her ability to keep fighting the corruption back home.

Posted by: junior at August 29, 2018 10:44 PM (Qua61)

175 Those barbs in John's rectum just got longer and more twisty.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2018 10:44 PM (N1ZXu)

176 Learned to drive a stick shift on a Massey-Ferguson tractor. Lost my virginity on the same tractor.

Different days.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 29, 2018 10:44 PM (mvenn)

177
You're just in time, the bidding is still open on the '57 Chevy in the pic.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2018 10:43 PM (xSo9G)

Is it on eBay Motors?

Posted by: ALH at August 29, 2018 10:44 PM (6Zmow)

178 I'm trying to figure out how to create emissions-free electricity. Any generating device you make would undoubtedly involve emissions in the manufacturing.
Posted by: Emmie at August 29, 2018 10:43 PM (4HMW

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

Yeah, about that whole emissions free "renewable energy from solar panels" crap. I read somewhere that the manufacture of solar panels requires use of some rather nasty and toxic chemicals.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at August 29, 2018 10:45 PM (WEBkv)

179 Did anyone else notice that the link about the trans story written by Ben Shapiro was truncated into "A Brown University Researcher Released A Study About Ben Shapiro"?


Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at August 29, 2018 10:45 PM (rnXGe)

180 I've been gone all day and so just learned that Sarah Palin --his fucking running mate! -- has not been invited to the funeral.

Not much surprises me anymore, but: DAMN.

Posted by: Shopgirl at August 29, 2018 10:45 PM (Gz0Dr)

181 My first car was a '68 Camaro Z-28. Unfortunately
this was in Chicago in 1979. Rust had already started. Still, if I had
kept the car with the original engine and transmission, it would be
worth close to 6 figures restored today.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 29, 2018 10:40 PM (I16G

Hell yeah. I'm at a few car cruise nights every week, and its a amazing what some cars are worth now.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 29, 2018 10:45 PM (9Om/r)

182 My first car was a '68 Camaro Z-28. Unfortunately this was in Chicago in
1979. Rust had already started. Still, if I had kept the car with the
original engine and transmission, it would be worth close to 6 figures
restored today.

Well then, I was there myself and still are. My dad had a 56 Chevy that rusted out so bad he used that silver muffler tape to hold the headlights in. Plus 100,000 miles was a long way in those days.

Posted by: dartist at August 29, 2018 10:46 PM (K22Va)

183
My first car was a 1957 Ford Fairlain two tone 3 on the tree and an overdrive 289.


I suspect that was a 272 or a 312 engine in that 1957. The 289 didn't happen until the Mustang in the mid 60's.

Posted by: An Observation at August 29, 2018 10:46 PM (9AKnG)

184 OK... so Cali says no CO2 developing power.

But won't build more dams. or Nuclear Plants...

And solar does not work at night... and wind does not work when the wind doesn't blow...



So I guess it will be like now, where they just buy the power from out of State?


DAMN I sooooo need out of this State.

Posted by: Don Q at August 29, 2018 10:47 PM (NgKpN)

185 Sorry. Everyone here is already weighing in, of course.

Man, I gotta rewatch Razorfist, just to cleanse.

Posted by: Shopgirl at August 29, 2018 10:47 PM (Gz0Dr)

186 Hey Winston, prayers up for your friend Tom, I hope he gets better soon.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at August 29, 2018 10:47 PM (nWc4E)

187 My first car was a Chrysler K-Car.

It would be worth 6 figures today too if all the figures were zero's.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 29, 2018 10:47 PM (pY+s4)

188 You're just in time, the bidding is still open on the '57 Chevy in the pic.


******

I bid seven kudos. For everybody!

Posted by: Muldoon at August 29, 2018 10:47 PM (mvenn)

189 McCain couldn't abide Trump's becoming President. Maybe even more than Hillary, who was psychotically fixated on it. But McCain thought he was ordained, and above us mere mortals.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 29, 2018 10:47 PM (1UZdv)

190 147 I've never understood why the vast majority of women are always cold.

==

low thyroid function and low blood iron are the usual reasons
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 29, 2018 10:37 PM (CE6iV)

Aaaand then you hit my time of life, and get your own personal tropical experience just drinking a cup of coffee.

Just when the skin starts sagging, the makeup slides clean off.

And suddenly every shirt or dress I buy has no sleeves.

Thank God and human ingenuity for the desk fan that plugs into the computer port.

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 29, 2018 10:47 PM (NXsWM)

191 I actually watched the Palin Convention Speech tonight. Wow. No wonder we were all excited. She thru some real bombs at the JEF. and with no teleprompter.

Posted by: Infidel at August 29, 2018 10:47 PM (qXri4)

192 Also he's a coward, because he waited until his death, or near death, to insult her.
Posted by: nerdygirl

I think McCain has been out of it for quite some time.

I think this is all Cindy's doing, along with McCain's staff.

She is staking out territory, expecting to get the senatorial appointment.

Thanks, Miss Budweiser!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....pouncing conservative at August 29, 2018 10:48 PM (S6Pax)

193 Many people choose to make peace and amends at the end of their life but it looks as though John McCain was a petty bitch to the bitter end.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at August 29, 2018 10:48 PM (ldR/a)

194 187- a 1981 Chrysler K-Car.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 29, 2018 10:48 PM (pY+s4)

195 It would be worth 6 figures today too if all the figures were zero's.


******


Thanks. I needed a laugh!

Posted by: Muldoon at August 29, 2018 10:48 PM (mvenn)

196 123 117 Cynthia Nixon can just dress warmer. It's not everyone else's fault that she's post-menopausal....
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at August 29, 2018 10:30 PM (uDcBt)

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

Dumb as a post also.
Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman


She's an actress. Have you ever watched Celebrity Jeopardy? The elementary school kids do better.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 29, 2018 10:48 PM (+lVUW)

197 What did McVain call the Tea Party -- hobbits?
He doesn't want any hobbits or deplorables at his funeral.

Daw a clip on tv today on the goings on.
His daughter seems genuinely distraught.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 29, 2018 10:48 PM (CE6iV)

198 My first car was a Chrysler K-Car.
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What is hard to believe is that the K-car is what saved Chrysler.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2018 10:49 PM (xSo9G)

199 First car was a 65 Chev SS 327. Two speed automatic transmission.

Thing had chrome strips over the top of the seats, for pete's sake. Back when chrome was actually put on cars.

Absolutely the wrong car for a 16 year old.

Great car, though.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at August 29, 2018 10:49 PM (WEBkv)

200
I read somewhere that the manufacture of solar panels requires use of some rather nasty and toxic chemicals.
Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman


Soylent Green electricity

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2018 10:49 PM (IqV8l)

201 189 McCain couldn't abide Trump's becoming President. Maybe even more than Hillary, who was psychotically fixated on it. But McCain thought he was ordained, and above us mere mortals.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 29, 2018 10:47 PM (1UZdv)

There is a world of difference between Trump's attitude, which was "Sure, I can do this," and McCain's, which was "You owe me this." And then there's Hillary's "I sat through that whole marriage and all I got was this failed campaign...."

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 29, 2018 10:49 PM (NXsWM)

202 Morons and my family still living there excluded.
Posted by: Jewells45 at August 29, 2018 10:16 PM (dUJdY)

*mops brow in relief*

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 29, 2018 10:50 PM (EZebt)

203 What is hard to believe is that the K-car is what saved Chrysler.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2018 10:49 PM (xSo9G)


I'm a little younger, but I always thought that the Caravan did that.

Posted by: Bumr50 at August 29, 2018 10:50 PM (SEBYZ)

204 Aaaand then you hit my time of life, and get your own personal tropical experience just drinking a cup of coffee.


==

yeah, I'm hitting my tropical phase too

thinking about just wearing a bikini all the time

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 29, 2018 10:50 PM (CE6iV)

205 Saw a clip on tv today on the goings on.
His daughter seems genuinely distraught.
Posted by: votermom

As I recall, Meghan actually got along quite well with Sarah's kids in the campaign.

I think this is all Cindy and the Senatorial staff's doings.

Everything that has come out of McCain the last few months has been somebody else.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....pouncing conservative at August 29, 2018 10:51 PM (S6Pax)

206 That 1981 K-Car had a built in teenage speed check. If you got the car over 60mph, the engine died.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 29, 2018 10:51 PM (pY+s4)

207 My first car was a Chrysler K-Car.

It would be worth 6 figures today too if all the figures were zero's.
Posted by: Puddleglum at August 29, 2018 10:47 PM (pY+s4)

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My deepest condolences. Those were POSs as they rolled off the assembly line, as was all of Detroit during that time.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 29, 2018 10:51 PM (I16G8)

208 McCain - and his family - ARE scumbags for not inviting Palin.
But lets not pretend Palin was some kind of political genius.. in her own way, she was as bad as McCain.. it was the clusterfuck ticket against the chocolate Messiah.. doomed.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 29, 2018 10:51 PM (438dO)

209 Thank God and human ingenuity for the desk fan that plugs into the computer port.

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 29, 2018 10:47 PM


Those USB fans contain concealed flash drives that run undetectable malware on your computer...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 29, 2018 10:52 PM (e9G8E)

210 But dat weather, tho!
Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2018 10:20 PM (NWiLs)

===

I saw the sun today for the first time in almost 4 weeks! It has been solid fog every day.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 29, 2018 10:52 PM (EZebt)

211 "Mr. Justice CURTIS dissenting (in Dred Scot)

...With the weight of either of these considerations, when presented to Congress to influence its action, this court has no concern. One or the other may be justly entitled to guide or control the legislative judgment upon what is a needful regulation. The question here is, whether they are sufficient to authorize this court to insert into this clause of the Constitution an exception of the exclusion or allowance of slavery, not found therein, nor in any other part of that instrument. To engraft on any instrument a substantive exception not found in it, must be admitted to be a matter attended with great difficulty. And the difficulty increases with the importance of the instrument, and the magnitude and complexity of the interests involved in its construction. To allow this to be done with the Constitution, upon reasons purely political, renders its judicial interpretation impossible because judicial tribunals, as such, cannot decide upon political considerations. Political reasons have not the requisite certainty to afford rules of juridical interpretation. They are different in different men. They are different in the same men at different times. And when a strict interpretation of the Constitution, according to the fixed rules which govern the interpretation of laws, is abandoned, and the theoretical opinions of individuals are allowed to control its meaning, we have no longer a Constitution; we are under the government of individual men, who for the time being have power to declare what the Constitution is, according to their own views of what it ought to mean. When such a method of interpretation of the Constitution obtains, in place of a republican Government, with limited and defined powers, we have a Government which is merely an exponent of the will of Congress; or what, in my opinion, would not be preferable, an exponent of the individual political opinions of the members of this court."

Posted by: Chuck from St. Louis at August 29, 2018 10:53 PM (Ndje9)

212
Daw a clip on tv today on the goings on.
His daughter seems genuinely distraught.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books!


It does that to daughters.

Posted by: Infidel at August 29, 2018 10:53 PM (qXri4)

213 127 "New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon (D.) called work offices that are overly air-conditioned "sexist" in a request for balmier room temperatures"

I'm not happy unless you can hang meat.
Posted by: Ignoramus


You get used to it being cooler. I would turn my heat down to 60º at night. I'd get up and wander around in flannel pajamas and a robe for a while. At some point I just stopped turning the heat back up during the day. I don't even do it to save money on my heating bill. I just got used to it being cool.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 29, 2018 10:53 PM (+lVUW)

214 My first car was a 1968 GTO. My dream cars were a hemi roadrunner, a 1955 chevy with a 427, and an old model A street rod.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 29, 2018 10:53 PM (9Om/r)

215 I learned to drive in a Ford Falcon, not entirely sure what year, but it was three on a tree and had the rocket-engine brake lights, along with vinyl upholstery that had little longhorns all over it. Cream color with red interior. And I looked damned good driving that little boat.

My first car was a 1972 Beetle, red with black fenders from some earlier model, and a slightly newer engine. Paid $300 for the car, and then $300 for the engine. Ugly as sin, but went like stink and got almost 50 mpg, which at the time (Jimmah) was a dream come true.

Cars now all look like Chinese sneakers.

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 29, 2018 10:53 PM (NXsWM)

216 Palin is a political savant, imo.
Still wish Trump had appointed her to his cabinet.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 29, 2018 10:54 PM (CE6iV)

217
I saw the sun today for the first time in almost 4 weeks! It has been solid fog every day.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 29, 2018 10:52 PM (EZebt)

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

Here in the Central Valley, we catch a glimpse of the sun on occasion, when the smog parts.

Yep, here in the Valley, we know air exists because we can see it.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at August 29, 2018 10:54 PM (WEBkv)

218 My first car was a 1950 Plymouth Deluxe. Solid metal dash, tube radio that took a while to warm up. I don't recall the engine, a flat head straight 6, but I did learn how to horse trade with the owner of the car junk yard for parts.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at August 29, 2018 10:54 PM (T71PA)

219 What is hard to believe is that the K-car is what saved Chrysler.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2018 10:49 PM (xSo9G)

I'm a little younger, but I always thought that the Caravan did that.
Posted by: Bumr50


It was the Cordoba with fine Corinthian leather.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....pouncing conservative at August 29, 2018 10:54 PM (S6Pax)

220 *peeks in*

Still McCain-a-rama. So yeah never mind.

*pads on out*

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 29, 2018 10:54 PM (OFn2P)

221 Yeah, about that whole emissions free "renewable energy from solar panels" crap. I read somewhere that the manufacture of solar panels requires use of some rather nasty and toxic chemicals.
Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at August 29, 2018 10:45 PM (WEBkv)


There's a factory, there's transporting, there's maintenance, there's mining the raw materials, there's backup power .....

Posted by: Emmie at August 29, 2018 10:54 PM (4HMW8)

222 Gohmert said that IG Horowitz got a call from agents wanting to brief Horowitz on the situation with the emails on Hillary Clinton's email server being copied to a Chinese company who hacked her server. They left messages and Horowitz never once returned their call.

So the IG report *WAS* a whitewash. Agents have also informed the committee that Strzok was informed about the situation, but Strzok claimed he had no memory of the conversation.

You think it doing the IG report that covers the investigation into Clinton's investigation--whether or not there was a trojan cc-ing state secrets to the Chinese would matter!

Posted by: Axeman at August 29, 2018 10:54 PM (vDqXW)

223 People her think Florida Man is bad but he pales in comparison to North Carolina Woman:. From Yahoo/LIV news:

North Carolina Woman was convicted of helping her husband get rid of his ex-girlfriend dismembered body first trying to dissolve it in acid then by throwing it into a creek for the alligators to eat.


Sounds like a charming couple.

Posted by: Ripley at August 29, 2018 10:55 PM (NbRJx)

224 @217 Here in the Central Valley, we catch a glimpse of the sun on occasion, when the smog parts.

Yep, here in the Valley, we know air exists because we can see it.
---------------------

It's smoke from all of the fires.

Finally noticed that the sky was blue today here in LA County.

Posted by: junior at August 29, 2018 10:55 PM (Qua61)

225 I think McCain has been out of it for quite some time.


******


I agree with this assessment. I called BS when the media announced that McCain was no longer seeking treatment for his brain tumor. Average man on the street hears that and thinks, "Wow, what a courageous struggle that poor man has been putting up."

Realistically speaking though, he was not really undergoing "treatment for his brain cancer". He may have been receiving treatment for the side effects of terminal cancer, but that cancer won that battle at least a couple of months ago.

"Senator McCain is no longer seeking treatment for his cancer" was code-speak for "We are withdrawing life support."

Sure enough, two days later he was dead.

What we will likely never know is how long prior to that he was incommunicado and whatever parting words he had were someone else's words.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 29, 2018 10:55 PM (mvenn)

226 Good evening, sir.

Posted by: Ladyl
---
Evening!

Getting any tennis in during this miserable heat?

Posted by: Tonypete at August 29, 2018 10:55 PM (9rIkM)

227 I haven't seen Steve Schmidt nor Nicole Wallace on TV in the last few days. I thought they'd be wall to wall

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 29, 2018 10:55 PM (1UZdv)

228 Sounds like a charming couple.
Posted by: Ripley at August 29, 2018 10:55 PM (NbRJx)

the family that slays together...

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 29, 2018 10:55 PM (CE6iV)

229 Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria is terrifying and you better learn about it because it will effect everyone on this message board either directly or indirectly. It's a massive social contagion and it's coming your way. Be ready. You have been warned.

Posted by: Max Power at August 29, 2018 10:55 PM (QCc6B)

230 I actually watched the Palin Convention Speech tonight. Wow. No wonder we were all excited. She thru some real bombs at the JEF. and with no teleprompter.
Posted by: Infidel at August 29, 2018 10:47 PM (qXri4)

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Several Dems admitted a little later that her speech was so good it scared the shit out of them.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 29, 2018 10:55 PM (I16G8)

231 My parents had either a 56 or 58 Chevy when I was a little kid. I know it wasn't a 57. My dad always preferred 4-door to 2-door. Looking at Wikipedia, it was probably a Bel Air. I remember it was two-tone blue.

Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2018 10:56 PM (sdi6R)

232 Conclusion: women like to complain.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 29, 2018 10:27 PM (LsBY9)

===

Is Her Majesty aware?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 29, 2018 10:56 PM (EZebt)

233 Ptooey! Yuck! This dismembered body tastes like acid. Who would want to eat that!!!

/North Carolina alligators.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 29, 2018 10:56 PM (mvenn)

234 One day when I was in high school in the mid 60's my dad brought home a 1957 Chrysler 300C two door with a 392 Hemi and two 4 barrel carbs. I got to drive it. Awesome car - best sounding engine ever. Dad thought about buying it, but decided that was a car that I would kill myself in - so he didn't get it.

A few years ago I looked up what that car was worth. It was $500,000.

Posted by: An Observation at August 29, 2018 10:56 PM (9AKnG)

235 {{{Infidel}}}

Posted by: Emmie at August 29, 2018 10:56 PM (4HMW8)

236 Why does the Cuban Chevy have an American flag in the windshield?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 29, 2018 10:56 PM (34bu1)

237 Yeah, about that whole emissions free "renewable energy from solar panels" crap. I read somewhere that the manufacture of solar panels requires use of some rather nasty and toxic chemicals.
Posted by: Blake
------

There's a doctor in the neighborhood that drives a Tesla, complete with virtue-signaling 'Zero Emissions Vehicle' front tag. When he gets home, or just as likely at work, he plugs it into the local coal-fired plant. It's a coal-powered car. I await the opportunity to point that out.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2018 10:57 PM (xSo9G)

238 Winston: so sorry to learn about your friend's troubles. Gastro-intestinal issues are hideously painful. I know: my darling dad lived for years with fallout from colorectal cancer.

Here's some hope for him (and you). Dad had a temporary colostomy after the cancer surgery. Then they reversed it. About 20 years later, adhesions forced the removal of all but a few feet of intestine. Still, no colostomy. He went to a re-education clinic about learning to live with "short bowel syndrome" (yes it's a thing!), and changed his habits accordingly.
So: painful but do-able. All of you are in my prayers.

Posted by: Shopgirl at August 29, 2018 10:57 PM (Gz0Dr)

239 guess the gators thought the body needed more onions and paprika, to offset the sourness

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2018 10:57 PM (N1ZXu)

240 Why does the Cuban Chevy have an American flag in the windshield?
Posted by: Cicero
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It's longing for Detroit...which says a lot about Cuba.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2018 10:57 PM (xSo9G)

241 There's a doctor in the neighborhood that drives a Tesla, complete with virtue-signaling 'Zero Emissions Vehicle' front tag. When he gets home, or just as likely at work, he plugs it into the local coal-fired plant. It's a coal-powered car. I await the opportunity to point that out.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2018 10:57 PM (xSo9G)

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No need to point it out, just ask an innocent question, smile and wander away.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at August 29, 2018 10:58 PM (WEBkv)

242 Ladyl,

So pre menopause?

Posted by: colfax mingo at August 29, 2018 10:58 PM (tCvhJ)

243 226 Good evening, sir.

Posted by: Ladyl
---
Evening!

Getting any tennis in during this miserable heat?

Posted by: Tonypete at August 29, 2018 10:55 PM (9rIkM)


Oh yeah! And five days a week starts next Tuesday. Yikes! What have you been doing?

Posted by: Ladyl at August 29, 2018 10:58 PM (TdMsT)

244 SF......we were amazed (and your great advice )when we dropped into SF on Monday. We left Santa Rosa at 75 and it was 60 at the bridge. We had to buy clothes at the gift shop because we were not prepared.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 29, 2018 10:58 PM (c1nDO)

245 220 *peeks in*

Still McCain-a-rama. So yeah never mind.

*pads on out*
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 29, 2018 10:54 PM (OFn2P)

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Wait. Don't go!

I was going to make espresso!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 29, 2018 10:58 PM (34bu1)

246 One day when I was in high school in the mid 60's my
dad brought home a 1957 Chrysler 300C two door with a 392 Hemi and two 4
barrel carbs. I got to drive it. Awesome car - best sounding engine
ever. Dad thought about buying it, but decided that was a car that I
would kill myself in - so he didn't get it.

A few years ago I looked up what that car was worth. It was $500,000.


Posted by: An Observation at August 29, 2018 10:56 PM (9AKnG)

Yup, big dollars. I know somebody who has one, perfectly restored 100 point car. The resto cost 225K.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 29, 2018 10:58 PM (9Om/r)

247 Gators need Tums

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2018 10:58 PM (IqV8l)

248 Palin has never been my cup of tea, but I think giving ger equal billing on that campaign defeat is a little much. No one votes for vice president as a general rule; I doubt there were bona fide potential McCain votes who stayed home or voted Dem because of Palin. Mostly, she was just in over her head; too inexperienced for a national campaign.

Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls at August 29, 2018 10:59 PM (H5knJ)

249 178 I'm trying to figure out how to create emissions-free electricity


Rub two cats together.

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid at August 29, 2018 10:59 PM (C2/6K)

250 I never heard of alligators in North Carolina.

Posted by: backbeat baby at August 29, 2018 10:59 PM (tpP8u)

251 Several Dems admitted a little later that her speech was so good it scared the shit out of them.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 29, 2018 10:55 PM (I16G

That's what happens when somebody who actually believes what they say speaks out loud.

Sarah is not the least bit stupid, no matter what the "pundits" say about her. And at the end of the day, she gets to go home to a house on a lake in Alaska.

Meanwhile, a village in Kenya is missing its idiot, who is probably out having gay sex on somebody else's yacht.

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 29, 2018 11:00 PM (NXsWM)

252
I was going to make espresso!
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)


Friend good!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2018 11:00 PM (IqV8l)

253 @171 I'm trying to figure out how to create emissions-free electricity. Any generating device you make would undoubtedly involve emissions in the manufacturing.
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Build a water wheel.

Posted by: junior at August 29, 2018 11:00 PM (Qua61)

254 What we will likely never know is how long prior to that he was incommunicado and whatever parting words he had were someone else's words.
Posted by: Muldoon

Likely for weeks.

I've known a couple of people with brain cancer (deceased) and they lost a lot of cognitive abilities toward the end. They weren't too aware of what was going on.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....pouncing conservative at August 29, 2018 11:01 PM (S6Pax)

255 248 Palin has never been my cup of tea, but I think giving ger equal billing on that campaign defeat is a little much. No one votes for vice president as a general rule; I doubt there were bona fide potential McCain votes who stayed home or voted Dem because of Palin. Mostly, she was just in over her head; too inexperienced for a national campaign.
Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls at August 29, 2018 10:59 PM (H5knJ)

Well, sure, because being governor of a state is no qualifier of being POTUS, ever.

Right?

Or some such shit.

What experience do you believe she lacked?

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 29, 2018 11:01 PM (NXsWM)

256 Friend good!
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2018 11:00 PM (IqV8l)


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I love that scene.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 29, 2018 11:01 PM (34bu1)

257 thanks Emmie.

Posted by: Infidel at August 29, 2018 11:02 PM (qXri4)

258 "There's a doctor in the neighborhood that drives a Tesla, complete with virtue-signaling 'Zero Emissions Vehicle' front tag."

Musk is selling sports cars to old yuppies subsidized with government dollars. The use of a flywheel gives Teslas great acceleration and hence they're great toys. They're not ready for general prime time, which is why Musk is having a slow burn mental breakdown because he can't deliver a general use car.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 29, 2018 11:02 PM (1UZdv)

259 Our 56 Chevy had bench seats, and the ol' man would fill the foot wells below the seats in the back for 3 of us, and one brother would lay on the back window shelf and look out the window. The roof rack and the gigantic trunk were also packed with vacation gear. 8 hour ride from Chicago to Hayward, WI was an adventure.

Posted by: dartist at August 29, 2018 11:02 PM (K22Va)

260 171 I'm trying to figure out how to create emissions-free electricity. Any generating device you make would undoubtedly involve emissions in the manufacturing.

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Try a Van De Kamp generator. Free electricity and great coffee cake!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 29, 2018 11:03 PM (34bu1)

261
There's a doctor in the neighborhood that drives a Tesla, complete with
virtue-signaling 'Zero Emissions Vehicle' front tag. When he gets home,
or just as likely at work, he plugs it into the local coal-fired plant.
It's a coal-powered car. I await the opportunity to point that out.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2018 10:57 PM (xSo9G)

Have you checked if he made it home today? Tesla entire network has been down fleet-wide today, disabling the internet connection required for most Tesla owners to unlock their doors and start their cars (via phone app). The only way any Tesla Model 3 was driving today was if the owner had the backup proximity card in their wallets. There is no mechanical key.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at August 29, 2018 11:03 PM (rnXGe)

262 Shopgirl

Many thanks for the prayers and words of hope.
He said the blockage is at the worst possible spot. Not his first time with this. He also has scoliosis and a profound gluten allergy. I saw them about six weeks ago, before this trip and he looked thinner than usual and depressed. They're both avid hikers and photographers. He lost his wife to a massive heart attack the day before they did his first surgery years ago. Finding, with some urging, but that's a different story, his partner now, I think saved his life.

Posted by: Winston at August 29, 2018 11:03 PM (wgCUV)

263 I've known a couple of people with brain cancer (deceased) and they lost a lot of cognitive abilities toward the end. They weren't too aware of what was going on.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....pouncing conservative

THIS

Posted by: Infidel at August 29, 2018 11:03 PM (qXri4)

264 I'm trying to figure out how to create emissions-free electricity

Rub two cats together.
Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid


Two cats would have the same polarity. You'll have to rub a cat against a dog for electricity to flow.

Posted by: mikeski at August 29, 2018 11:03 PM (P1f+c)

265
Is Her Majesty aware?

Posted by: San Franpsycho


She grew up in India, Pakistan and Borneo. She likes it warm.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 29, 2018 11:03 PM (LsBY9)

266
I've known a couple of people with brain cancer (deceased) and they lost a lot of cognitive abilities toward the end. They weren't too aware of what was going on.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....pouncing conservative


My sister lived a whole six weeks after being diagnosed with brain cancer.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2018 11:03 PM (IqV8l)

267 Have you checked if he made it home today? Tesla
entire network has been down fleet-wide today, disabling the internet
connection required for most Tesla owners to unlock their doors and
start their cars (via phone app). The only way any Tesla Model 3 was
driving today was if the owner had the backup proximity card in their
wallets. There is no mechanical key.


Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at August 29, 2018 11:03 PM (rnXGe)


I'll never drive a toaster.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 29, 2018 11:03 PM (9Om/r)

268 No one votes for vice president as a general rule...
Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls at August 29, 2018 10:59 PM (H5knJ)


Sorry to break it to you champ, I did.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at August 29, 2018 11:04 PM (T71PA)

269 "I never heard of alligators in North Carolina.

Posted by: backbeat baby"

That may have been the flaw in plan that led to them getting caught.

Posted by: Ripley at August 29, 2018 11:04 PM (NbRJx)

270 Man. The backlash for saying "monkey it up"??

Screw all of it. Politicians should just use flash cards.

Posted by: Shopgirl at August 29, 2018 11:04 PM (JOmrM)

271 There's a factory, there's transporting, there's maintenance, there's mining the raw materials, there's backup power .....
Posted by: Emmie
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Service life is relatively short ~ 30 years, with output diminishing ~2%/year. At the end, there is a disposal problem.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2018 11:04 PM (CDGwz)

272 Two cats would have the same polarity. You'll have to rub a cat against a dog for electricity to flow.
Posted by: mikeski at August 29, 2018 11:03 PM (P1f+c)

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Not if one of them is a Schrödinger's cat.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 29, 2018 11:04 PM (34bu1)

273 248 Palin has never been my cup of tea, but I think giving ger equal billing on that campaign defeat is a little much. No one votes for vice president as a general rule; I doubt there were bona fide potential McCain votes who stayed home or voted Dem because of Palin. Mostly, she was just in over her head; too inexperienced for a national campaign.
Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls at August 29, 2018 10:59 PM (H5knJ)


An awful lot of people voted for Palin, not McCain, myself included.

I even wrote her a thank-you letter afterwards. I've never done that for anybody else.

Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2018 11:05 PM (sdi6R)

274 Oh yeah! And five days a week starts next Tuesday. Yikes! What have you been doing?

Posted by: Ladyl
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Good for you! I'm good too. I've been tied up with settling fil's estate. Honestly, not complicated but having to deal with the locust kin who were (rightfully) cut out.

A bunch of furniture was taken today by a very poor fam in Hocking County. He even took the mattresses and was thrilled to get them. I'd never even consider a used mattress but this guy told me some of the kids were sleeping on the couch/floor. Made dealing with my family mess feel very much less important.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 29, 2018 11:05 PM (9rIkM)

275 Oof. Pixy no like umlauts.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 29, 2018 11:05 PM (34bu1)

276 @267
I'll never drive a toaster.
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Cylons everywhere just breathed a sigh of relief.

Posted by: junior at August 29, 2018 11:05 PM (Qua61)

277 Mr. WDS's best friend passed from the same tumor McStain did. We weren't able to see him for the last two months. And the family decided six months before that there would be no further treatment

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 29, 2018 11:05 PM (c1nDO)

278
Try a Van De Kamp generator. Free electricity and great coffee cake!
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)


And the beans!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2018 11:05 PM (IqV8l)

279 My sister lived a whole six weeks after being diagnosed with brain cancer.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2018 11:03 PM (IqV8l)

{{{hug}}}

Cancer sucks.

On a platter.

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 29, 2018 11:05 PM (NXsWM)

280 Musk is selling sports cars to old yuppies subsidized with government dollars. The use of a flywheel gives Teslas great acceleration and hence they're great toys. They're not ready for general prime time, which is why Musk is having a slow burn mental breakdown because he can't deliver a general use car.
Posted by: Ignoramus

Even Henry Kaiser got his ass handed to him in the car business.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at August 29, 2018 11:05 PM (FTlwv)

281 My sister lived a whole six weeks after being diagnosed with brain cancer.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

A very cruel disease.

I think McCain has been out of it for quite a while.

He was a jerk at times, but most everything that has come out of "McCain" has been someone else on his staff, probably directed by Cindy McCain.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....pouncing conservative at August 29, 2018 11:06 PM (S6Pax)

282 My parents had either a 56 or 58 Chevy when I was a little kid. I know it wasn't a 57. My dad always preferred 4-door to 2-door. Looking at Wikipedia, it was probably a Bel Air. I remember it was two-tone blue.
Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2018 10:56 PM (sdi6R)

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My Dad had a '57 Bel Air Convertible, restored and kept garaged except for nice days, as I was growing up. He sold it in '76, a month before I got my permit, the rat bastid.

That car in that shape now? I could retire on the sale.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 29, 2018 11:06 PM (I16G8)

283 "I never heard of alligators in North Carolina.

Posted by: backbeat baby"
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*?*

Posted by: Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge at August 29, 2018 11:06 PM (CDGwz)

284 Two cats would have the same polarity. You'll have to rub a cat against a dog for electricity to flow.
Posted by: mikeski at August 29, 2018 11:03 PM (P1f+c)

No, you rub a cat against an ass so you have a Cathode and an Anode

Posted by: Votermom's phone now on Team Gloom Sub Duty at August 29, 2018 11:06 PM (CE6iV)

285 It's a coal-powered car. I await the opportunity to point that out.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2018 10:57 PM (xSo9G)


I think I read that it takes about, what, seven years? to make up for the extra emissions produced in manufacturing the car's battery. Then the battery needs replacing and it's back to square one.

Posted by: Emmie at August 29, 2018 11:07 PM (4HMW8)

286 An awful lot of people voted for Palin, not McCain, myself included.

I even wrote her a thank-you letter afterwards. I've never done that for anybody else.
Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2018 11:05 PM (sdi6R)

C'mon up and you can high-five her at the hot yoga joint in Wasilla.

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 29, 2018 11:07 PM (NXsWM)

287 Hi Infidel!

Hi Emmie!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 29, 2018 11:07 PM (c1nDO)

288 My sister lived a whole six weeks after being diagnosed with brain cancer.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2018 11:03 PM (IqV8l)


I'm sorry to hear that.

We don't have a family history of brain cancer, but my Mom passed of a brain aneurysm while I was still in utero.

I get a brain scan every 5 years, because they can be hereditary.

Posted by: Bumr50 at August 29, 2018 11:08 PM (SEBYZ)

289 Two cats would have the same polarity. You'll have to rub a cat against a dog for electricity to flow.
Posted by: mikeski
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Not if one of them is a Schroedinger's cat.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)


Nope, all cats are positively charged, because of cat-ions.

Posted by: mikeski at August 29, 2018 11:08 PM (P1f+c)

290 We had a guy at my office who was diagnosed with brain cancer.

I think it was only a few weeks for him too but fortunately for him, an aneurysm struck before his mind had gone too far down that road.

My grandma has Alzheimers. I don't wish that shit on anyone.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2018 11:08 PM (N1ZXu)

291 No, you rub a cat against an ass...
Posted by: Votermom's phone now on Team Gloom Sub Duty at August 29, 2018 11:06 PM (CE6iV)


Too late, McCain's dead.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at August 29, 2018 11:08 PM (T71PA)

292 has>had

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2018 11:08 PM (N1ZXu)

293 No, you rub a cat against an ass so you have a Cathode and an Anode
Posted by: Votermom's phone now on Team Gloom Sub Duty at August 29, 2018 11:06 PM (CE6iV)

And then you need someone with clairvoyance you have a medium....

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 29, 2018 11:08 PM (NXsWM)

294 I even wrote her a thank-you letter afterwards. I've never done that for anybody else.
Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2018 11:05 PM (sdi6R)


Me too!!!

Posted by: Votermom's phone now on Team Gloom Sub Duty at August 29, 2018 11:08 PM (CE6iV)

295 263
I've known a couple of people with brain cancer (deceased) and they lost
a lot of cognitive abilities toward the end. They weren't too aware of
what was going on.

Me too, and with every one we were told the brain stem or something stopped chemo from getting to the brain. Laser radiation was all they had. Brain cancer is a loser.

Posted by: dartist at August 29, 2018 11:08 PM (K22Va)

296 You can rub two cats together all day long, but if you tumble dried them with a Cling Free fabric softener sheet you aren't getting one bit of electricity out of 'em.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 29, 2018 11:08 PM (mvenn)

297 Even Henry Kaiser got his ass handed to him in the car business.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat

Running a car company is a little bit more complicated than I think Musk thought it would.

It means managing a lot of very involved supply chains, and managing on time deliveries. Pretty complicated.

He should have hired some ex- Big 3 execs to do that, but he was way too smart for that.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....pouncing conservative at August 29, 2018 11:09 PM (S6Pax)

298 Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls at August 29, 2018 10:59 PM (H5knJ)


Re: too inexperienced for a national campaign.

You mean she wasn't experienced in trying to lose, don't you?

Posted by: dDan at August 29, 2018 11:09 PM (hwYmz)

299 I'll never drive a toaster.
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Golf cart

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2018 11:09 PM (CDGwz)

300 Palin served out just over 1/2 of her term as governor. Her prior experience was very local (city council and mayor of Wasila) and then a stint on the oil commission. Good qualifications to be the state's chief executive, but a heartbeat from the presidency? Not really. We'd be unimpressed by those same qualification in a Democrat.

Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls at August 29, 2018 11:09 PM (H5knJ)

301 159 I refrained from saying anything but not inviting Sarah Palin just reaffirmed what I always believed about him: petty vindictive little a**hole.
Posted by: keena


The crowds that she was drawing were larger and more enthusiastic than his. For an attention whore with a lot of unearned pride, most of which came from the accomplishments of his father and grandfather, that had to hurt. He's always hated her. but he didn't have the guts to reveal it until near his own death when he wouldn't have to face any criticism for it.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 29, 2018 11:09 PM (+lVUW)

302 And then you need someone with clairvoyance you have a medium....
Posted by: tcn in AK at August 29, 2018 11:08 PM (NXsWM)

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Medium what?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 29, 2018 11:09 PM (34bu1)

303 Nope, all cats are positively charged, because of cat-ions.



Posted by: mikeski
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Mikeski, go to your room.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 29, 2018 11:09 PM (9rIkM)

304 We don't have a family history of brain cancer, but my Mom passed of a brain aneurysm while I was still in utero.

I get a brain scan every 5 years, because they can be hereditary.
Posted by: Bumr50 at August 29, 2018 11:08 PM (SEBYZ)

We think brains are essential features of life, but there's a whole political party in this nation that has existed without a single working brain for years!

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 29, 2018 11:10 PM (NXsWM)

305 Palin gave the McCain campaign a short term boost. He needed it because he looked old and boring compared to Shiny New Object. She didn't affect the outcome.

Someone sabotaged Sarah's teleprompter. We've forgotten this, because she did so well. Imagine Obama in similar straits.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 29, 2018 11:10 PM (1UZdv)

306 Well, sure, because being governor of a state is no qualifier of being POTUS, ever.

Right?

Or some such shit.

What experience do you believe she lacked?
Posted by: tcn in AK at August 29, 2018 11:01 PM (NXsWM)

If anything Governors have proven to be far better presidents than senators.

They gain actual executive experience, rather than 3 or 4 day weeks that consist of little more than taking attendance. As another benefit they also do not tend to live outside the state they claim to represent and get corrupted in the cesspool of DC.

Posted by: Sjg at August 29, 2018 11:10 PM (gDSJf)

307 We don't have a family history of brain cancer, but my Mom passed of a brain aneurysm while I was still in utero.

I get a brain scan every 5 years, because they can be hereditary.

Posted by: Bumr50 at August 29



Well, fuck. I did not know that. Mom died of that I in '94.

Posted by: Infidel at August 29, 2018 11:10 PM (qXri4)

308 Good for you! I'm good too. I've been tied up with settling fil's estate. Honestly, not complicated but having to deal with the locust kin who were (rightfully) cut out.

A bunch of furniture was taken today by a very poor fam in Hocking County. He even took the mattresses and was thrilled to get them. I'd never even consider a used mattress but this guy told me some of the kids were sleeping on the couch/floor. Made dealing with my family mess feel very much less important.
Posted by: Tonypete at August 29, 2018 11:05 PM (9rIkM



Good that someone in need benefits at least.

Posted by: Ladyl at August 29, 2018 11:10 PM (TdMsT)

309 "I'm not happy unless you can hang meat.
Posted by: Ignoramus at August 29, 2018 10:33 PM (1UZdv)"

They'll go running to HR like a bunch of big babies if you do that.

Or, were you actually talking about hanging meat?

Posted by: Dave (in MA) at August 29, 2018 11:10 PM (0t0rs)

310 No wonder I'm a moron.

/s

Posted by: Infidel at August 29, 2018 11:10 PM (qXri4)

311 No, you rub a cat against an ass so you have a Cathode and an Anode

*****


LOL

Posted by: Muldoon at August 29, 2018 11:11 PM (mvenn)

312 Asshole companies make shit tests because they make more money doing more expensive tests to clear the person of a false positive. Fuck false positives.

Posted by: your neighbor with a telescope at August 29, 2018 11:12 PM (yhYmR)

313 Palin served out just over 1/2 of her term as governor. Her prior experience was very local (city council and mayor of Wasila) and then a stint on the oil commission.
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Compared to Obama, she would be a fount of wisdom and experience.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2018 11:12 PM (CDGwz)

314
I'll never drive a toaster.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 29, 2018 11:03 PM (9Om/r)

Actually a toaster is a better appliance than a Tesla

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 29, 2018 11:12 PM (QTZdv)

315 bear......so her experience compared to Nobama? Really?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 29, 2018 11:12 PM (c1nDO)

316 Asshole companies make shit tests because they make more money doing more expensive tests to clear the person of a false positive. Fuck false positives.
Posted by: your neighbor with a telescope at August 29, 2018 11:12 PM (yhYmR)

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This sounds like there's a personal story behind it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 29, 2018 11:13 PM (34bu1)

317 I follow the fucking rules!

And yet, again and again, 500 error

Fuck!

Posted by: Pug Mahon,Turkey Volume Guessing Man! at August 29, 2018 11:13 PM (caE6W)

318 Imma have to get a bigger skillet, I think. I just put up an awesome batch of Cacciatore and it seems to be overwhelming my current device.

Any suggestions for a nice, even cooking one?

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 29, 2018 11:14 PM (NXsWM)

319 If anything Governors have proven to be far better presidents than senators...

Posted by: Sjg at August 29, 2018 11:10 PM (gDSJf)


This is true. Remember Sezzionz was a Senator and look how effective he is.

Recent Presidents who were Senators:
Kennedy
Johnson
Pantload

Draw your own conclusions.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at August 29, 2018 11:14 PM (T71PA)

320 I used to call Prius's toasters.

Then someone called them Pious.

Hilarious.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 29, 2018 11:14 PM (1UZdv)

321 Hi Pug! Hope you and the missus are well

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 29, 2018 11:14 PM (c1nDO)

322 Sure, Barky's resume sucks.

Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls at August 29, 2018 11:14 PM (H5knJ)

323
317 I follow the fucking rules!

And yet, again and again, 500 error

Fuck!
Posted by: Pug Mahon,Turkey Volume Guessing Man! at August 29, 2018 11:13 PM (caE6W)

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You have encountered the HQ analog of shadow-banning.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 29, 2018 11:14 PM (34bu1)

324 And thus proving that raging profanity is not the fucking problem.

No links. No tags. No weird formatting things.

the fuck!

Whatever.

My little calico kitteh died yesterday. I'm a little bit het up.

Posted by: Pug Mahon,Turkey Volume Guessing Man! at August 29, 2018 11:15 PM (caE6W)

325 Palin gave the McCain campaign a short term boost. He needed it because he looked old and boring compared to Shiny New Object.

>>>>

Dolphin smooth from head to toe at beach with a body Tim Tebow and Carl Weathers in their prime would die for.

Posted by: Divot Tool 44 at August 29, 2018 11:15 PM (yhYmR)

326 Well, fuck. I did not know that. Mom died of that I in '94.
Posted by: Infidel at August 29, 2018 11:10 PM (qXri4)

They're not sure but they advised a scan every 5-10 years when I was in my late 20's upon learning of the history.

Insurance covers it for me.

(I'm a bit of a hypocrite though, because I'm 42 and have thus far avoided the prostate exam they keep harping about...)

Posted by: Bumr50 at August 29, 2018 11:15 PM (SEBYZ)

327
Posted by: your neighbor with a telescope at August 29, 2018 11:12 PM (yhYmR)
Ever see a green or red dot?

Posted by: dartist at August 29, 2018 11:15 PM (K22Va)

328 The 3 B's are booze, boobs and things that go boom. But not boobs that go boom, that's bad.

Posted by: McDirty at August 29, 2018 11:15 PM (HCh/n)

329 Pug......sorry to hear that

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 29, 2018 11:16 PM (c1nDO)

330 317 I follow the fucking rules!

And yet, again and again, 500 error

Fuck!
Posted by: Pug Mahon,Turkey Volume Guessing Man! at August 29, 2018 11:13 PM (caE6W)

Patience is a virtue.

I'm in my second week of a job at the Corps, and not one single thing I have tried to accomplish worked on the first try. Following the directions is my downfall. Everyone learns the work-arounds, but never updates the instructions.

I have no phone yet, because they gave my number to another person. I have had three techs walk into my cubicle, say they think that was wrong, and not do a damned thing.

And don't get me started on all the documents I'm supposed to access and modify, each of which has a different login and password, none of which I could possibly remember.

So, yeah, patience.

And lower your sights concerning production as well....

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 29, 2018 11:17 PM (NXsWM)

331 Once my cats Kira and Leo walked towards each other across the living room carpet. When their noses were about an inch apart, I saw a blue spark and heard a loud *snap*. They both took off in opposite directions.

Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2018 11:17 PM (sdi6R)

332 Of the recent presidents, W. was a governor. So was Peanut. Pretty underwhelming presidents.

Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls at August 29, 2018 11:17 PM (H5knJ)

333 I thought you attached buttered toast to a cat and dropped the assembly from a short height in order to create a spinning generator.

Posted by: old jokes at August 29, 2018 11:17 PM (hkHFz)

334 This is all rather astounding, the Democrats trying to establish McCain as a historic giant.

They didn't even do this for Tip O'Neill

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2018 11:17 PM (CDGwz)

335 WDS, sounds like you had a great trip. Good idea to visit California before it completely disintegrates.

Posted by: Emmie at August 29, 2018 11:17 PM (4HMW8)

336 316 Asshole companies make shit tests because they make more money doing more expensive tests to clear the person of a false positive. Fuck false positives.
Posted by: your neighbor with a telescope at August 29, 2018 11:12 PM (yhYmR)

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This sounds like there's a personal story behind it.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 29, 2018 11:13 PM (34bu1)

Heh. No. I am onto their scam though. Ive heard and read many horror stories that ironically get more and more frequent as technology gets better.

Posted by: Divot Tool 44 at August 29, 2018 11:17 PM (yhYmR)

337 The idea of hybrid engines started with trucks that ran on highways at around 60 mph for 4,000 hours per year. So having a second engine with a flywheel made economic sense.

Not so much for a family vehicle that's relatively idle, where you're paying for the investment and upkeep on a second engine.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 29, 2018 11:17 PM (1UZdv)

338 Hi Pug! Hope you and the missus are well
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 29, 2018 11:14 PM (c1nDO)

Hi. Doing all right. Except for the aforementioned loss of a family member. Bug (my Bugaboo) was 17, which is unusual for a calico, and until the past year was the picture of health.


(Been a bit cranky)


How's things in your world?

Posted by: Pug Mahon,Turkey Volume Guessing Man! at August 29, 2018 11:17 PM (caE6W)

339 31 Once my cats Kira and Leo walked towards each other across the living room carpet. When their noses were about an inch apart, I saw a blue spark and heard a loud *snap*. They both took off in opposite directions.
Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2018 11:17 PM (sdi6R)

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You should go check on them. They might be catatonic.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 29, 2018 11:18 PM (34bu1)

340 Off sock.

Posted by: your neighbor with a telescope at August 29, 2018 11:18 PM (yhYmR)

341 Hey everybody.

It's too bad about Sarah Palin not being invited to McCain's funeral. Here's footage of her on the way there...

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

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 29, 2018 11:19 PM (km8m2)

342 Palin served out just over 1/2 of her term as governor. Her prior experience was very local (city council and mayor of Wasila) and then a stint on the oil commission. Good qualifications to be the state's chief executive, but a heartbeat from the presidency? Not really. We'd be unimpressed by those same qualification in a Democrat.
Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls at August 29, 2018 11:09 PM (H5knJ)

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Nobody has the experience to be President, because you need to get the job to get the experience. There is no training job.

She only served half her term as Governor because she was being lawfared by lawsuit into bankruptcy, and she had a family to think about.

How quickly some forget.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 29, 2018 11:19 PM (I16G8)

343 bear......so her experience compared to Nobama? Really?
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 29, 2018 11:12 PM (c1nDO)

Far exceeded it. Obama was a literal man off the street, who was gifted a state senate and then senate seat. Where he then often voted present.

There's a reason he was always off playing golf and doing fundraisers. Hillary was absolutely right that he couldn't be trusted to be ready for the 3 am phone call. When it came down to it, he wanted to go back to the party or go back to sleep.

Posted by: Sjg at August 29, 2018 11:19 PM (gDSJf)

344 Biogas comes from landfills, and is also full of siloxanes, which can make deposits that ruin gas turbines that burn gas to turn a generator.

Sounds good to me.

California is effin' stupid.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....pouncing conservative at August 29, 2018 10:07 PM (S6Pax)

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The silicon dioxide delosits form in boilers too -- a luxurious insulating shag carpet of millions of silica
needles.

Supposedly the siloxanes can be cleaned out of the gas.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at August 29, 2018 11:19 PM (t5m5e)

345 pretty sure sucking cock was Barry's main skill before getting into polyticks.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2018 11:19 PM (N1ZXu)

346 I just put up an awesome batch of Cacciatore and it seems to be overwhelming my current device.

*******

True story:

During the Revolutionary War, a colonist farmer in upstate NY had a rooster that for some unknown reason would crow loudly whenever a Loyalist walked by the farm.

The local militia set up an ambush nearby, and when the rooster crowed, they were able to capture a Loyalist who had been spying on the colonists.

This was the first known instance of chicken catch a Tory.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 29, 2018 11:20 PM (mvenn)

347 The latest OtherPeoplesVideos playlist has a dozen items, four of which h/t AoSHQ - 1 from Ace, 2 from MisHum (including Back to School - hahahha!), and 1 from VIA.

Link to OPV playlists blog in nic.

YouTube, I wish I could quit you...

Posted by: mindful webworker at August 29, 2018 11:20 PM (XVF2z)

348 I thought you attached buttered toast to a cat and dropped the assembly from a short height in order to create a spinning generator.
Posted by: old jokes
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Ha, ha. Nice joke.

The way to produce Feline energy is to strap a couple of cats to the cotra-rotating rotors of a Wimshurst machine.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2018 11:20 PM (CDGwz)

349 Actually, weren't the citizens of Alaska responsible for her legal bills? IIRC that's why she quit. I could stand corrected.

Posted by: Infidel at August 29, 2018 11:21 PM (qXri4)

350 My condolences, Pug. I just passed the one-year anniversary when I lost Kira, who was also 17.

Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2018 11:21 PM (sdi6R)

351 @306 If anything Governors have proven to be far better presidents than senators.
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IIRC, you can count on one hand the number of presidents who got to the White House from the Senate (i.e. not VP first like Johnson). And I don't think any of them have been particularly great.

Posted by: junior at August 29, 2018 11:21 PM (Qua61)

352 nice, q'steve

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2018 11:21 PM (N1ZXu)

353 345 pretty sure sucking cock was Barry's main skill before getting into polyticks.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2018 11:19 PM (N1ZXu)

Apparently he wasn't good enough at it and had to change jobs.

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 29, 2018 11:22 PM (NXsWM)

354 MY bottom line on Sarah, who I liked, is that she needed 20 more IQ points. Then she'd have been in range of Margaret Thatcher, and had everything else going, which is rare.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 29, 2018 11:23 PM (1UZdv)

355 the first car I remember riding in was my dad's '56 Fairlane 4 door - 2 tone, blue and white. It was in Phoenix, and I recall when my brother and I would leave crayons on the back seat in the summer we'd come back and see these little streams of brightly colored wax running down the seat covers.

I'd love to have that car now, but I also remember how quality on those cars wasn't quite up to what we expect now. Dad always had to make sure one of the windows was partway down, because if he slammed the front door with all the windows closed up, one of the back doors would pop open. You could probably have put a half dozen people in the trunk.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 29, 2018 11:23 PM (V2Yro)

356 C'mon up and you can high-five her at the hot yoga joint in Wasilla.
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Bunk.
Also, do you by any chance have a full color newsletter to which I might subscribe?

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs, still needs a new Nic! at August 29, 2018 11:23 PM (x7rWu)

357 I'm jealous of you all. The "classic" cars of my youth are:

Plymouth Fury III - dropped its transmission in Lodi, WI

Red Chevy Sports Van. Fun to play SWAT in.

Yellow Maverick that leaked oil everywhere and needed 15 minutes to warm up in the winter.

Plymouth Volaire. Broke down on way home from dealer - loose bolt by flywheel

Cadilliac Cimmeron - enough said.

Renault Alliance - won in a radio contest. CV joints. Clutch cable, both replaced twice

Posted by: Chuck C at August 29, 2018 11:23 PM (YTxkQ)

358 349 Actually, weren't the citizens of Alaska responsible for her legal bills? IIRC that's why she quit. I could stand corrected.
Posted by: Infidel at August 29, 2018 11:21 PM (qXri4)

Nope.

She was personally liable, which then would bankrupt her family, which was the point of the harassment. If she were to change the law about that, she would have been called unethical.

Catch 22.

And frankly, it was just about 5 people pulling off the horseshit, only two of which were actually Alaskans, both of whom now live in infamy and ridicule.

Still, she was very effective in the time she had.

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 29, 2018 11:24 PM (NXsWM)

359 This was the first known instance of chicken catch a Tory.
Posted by: Muldoon
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I'm reminded of the red hair dye used by Cleopatra when visiting north Africa.

Henna worn for Tunis.

Posted by: Shaggy dog at August 29, 2018 11:24 PM (xSo9G)

360 @313 Compared to Obama, she would be a fount of wisdom and experience.
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The Dems simultaneously argued that Biden's experience would overcome Obama's inexperience, and that Palin's lack of experience meant that she was disqualified as VP.

Posted by: junior at August 29, 2018 11:24 PM (Qua61)

361 We had to buy clothes at the gift shop because we were not prepared.
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 29, 2018 10:58 PM (c1nDO)

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Ha! When I worked in City Hall, I would board the bus home, wearing corduroys and a leather jacket. All the tourists on the bus in shorts and t-shirts would look at me oddly. Ten blocks later, when the bus got to Alamo Sq where all the "painted ladies" are, the temperature would be 25 degrees cooler. And I would give them my best toothy grin as the wind and fog enveloped us.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 29, 2018 11:24 PM (EZebt)

362 Posted by: Muldoon at August 29, 2018 11:20 PM (mvenn)

Golf Clap or 2

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 29, 2018 11:25 PM (QTZdv)

363 Trends in studies:

...But the $tudy raise$ nearly a$ many question$ as it answer$...

and

The $tudy author... $tated, "Thi$ kind of de$criptive $tudy i$ important becau$e it... raise$ question$ for more re$earch. One of the main conclu$ion$ is that more re$earch needs to be done.... It'$ going to take more $tudies..."

Posted by: mindful webworker - with a degree in Studies Studies at August 29, 2018 11:25 PM (XVF2z)

364 Y'all riffing on generating electricity from cats - cracking me up.

Posted by: Emmie at August 29, 2018 11:25 PM (4HMW8)

365 354 MY bottom line on Sarah, who I liked, is that she needed 20 more IQ points. Then she'd have been in range of Margaret Thatcher, and had everything else going, which is rare.
Posted by: Ignoramus at August 29, 2018 11:23 PM (1UZdv)

She is not at all dumb. She has plenty of brain. She was, however, up against the weaponized media. I doubt even Maggie would have withstood that.

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 29, 2018 11:25 PM (NXsWM)

366 My grandma has Alzheimers. I don't wish that shit on anyone.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2018 11:08 PM (N1ZXu)

With you. My dad has non-Alzheimer's dementia, the difference being he knows us, and can follow conversations, and laugh at our stupid jokes, but over the years his ability to communicate has diminished dramatically, and now responds with things like, "okay" and "good."


Physically he is in outstanding shape for a man in his late 70s. Last visit he grabbed our luggage and trotted up the steps to their second floor apartment like it was nothing.


Dear Lord I love my dad.

Posted by: Pug Mahon,Turkey Volume Guessing Man! at August 29, 2018 11:26 PM (caE6W)

367 >>>Plymouth Fury III - dropped its transmission in Lodi, WI


I will think of you when I drive thru Lodi tomorrow. Hopefully I will not have the same fate as you.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 29, 2018 11:27 PM (QTZdv)

368 Right, there's not a single Repub these days who doesn't have to face a weaponized media. Trump does it well. John Sunnunu was doing it well the other day. Palin never really did. She was great in front of her audiences and no where else.

Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls at August 29, 2018 11:28 PM (H5knJ)

369 Pug......doing well except for the smoke we've had here! Brought up horrible allergies.

Bachelorette until Monday. Mr. WDS is on his 35th annual Tampa golf trip. 35 years! Can you even imagine?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 29, 2018 11:28 PM (c1nDO)

370 367 >>>Plymouth Fury III - dropped its transmission in Lodi, WI


I will think of you when I drive thru Lodi tomorrow. Hopefully I will not have the same fate as you.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 29, 2018 11:27 PM (QTZdv)

Say Hi to Suzy the Duck for me.

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 29, 2018 11:29 PM (NXsWM)

371 https://en.wikipedia.org/
wiki/Resignation_of_Sarah_Palin

Grain of salt.

Posted by: Infidel at August 29, 2018 11:29 PM (qXri4)

372 I never thought Sarah Palin was lacking in IQ.

I think a lot of credentialed elitists thought she was dumb because of her accent, but that's their problem.

Posted by: rickl at August 29, 2018 11:29 PM (sdi6R)

373 @332 Of the recent presidents, W. was a governor. So was Peanut. Pretty underwhelming presidents.
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On the other hand, Reagan was a governor too.

Posted by: junior at August 29, 2018 11:30 PM (Qua61)

374 She is not at all dumb. She has plenty of brain. She was, however, up against the weaponized media. I doubt even Maggie would have withstood that.
Posted by: tcn in AK at August 29, 2018 11:25 PM (NXsWM)

I agree. Sarah Palin is not dumb. People heard her flat Midwestern accent and decided she was dumb. she is good people, and did not deserve the shit-storm she got. And Songbird did nothing to defend her.

*spit*

Posted by: Pug Mahon,Turkey Volume Guessing Man! at August 29, 2018 11:30 PM (caE6W)

375 If you go to the web site for Alligator River Wildlife Refuge, says there are alligators, but they are very hard to find.
But maybe they can find you.

Posted by: navybrat, gaining weight on southern cooking at August 29, 2018 11:30 PM (tpP8u)

376 Say Hi to Suzy the Duck for me.
Posted by: tcn in AK at August 29, 2018 11:29 PM (NXsWM)

Will do.
My first Irish Setter was from Lodi.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 29, 2018 11:31 PM (QTZdv)

377 @334 This is all rather astounding, the Democrats trying to establish McCain as a historic giant.
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They desperately want a prominent Republican that they can boost as an anti-Trump figure.

Posted by: junior at August 29, 2018 11:31 PM (Qua61)

378
I will think of you when I drive thru Lodi tomorrow. Hopefully I will not have the same fate as you.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


Might get stuck in Lodi again.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2018 11:31 PM (IqV8l)

379 334 This is all rather astounding, the Democrats trying to establish McCain as a historic giant.

They didn't even do this for Tip O'Neill
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2018 11:17 PM (CDGwz)
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O'Neill? Forget that.
They didn't even go this far for St.Teddy Oldsmobile.

It's truly farcical.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 29, 2018 11:31 PM (0jtPF)

380 Emmie.......it was a really nice trip. Commiefornia is a fine place to visit but I could never live there.

And of course I can't stand all the ones who have moved here and decided they need to turn us into Commierado

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 29, 2018 11:32 PM (c1nDO)

381 I didn't say Sarah was dumb. I wanted to believe she was smart smart, but she's not. She's above average, but no more than 115 -120 IQ, IMHO. That means in a random group of 100, she'd be in the top ten. In NYC, she'd be in the top million, give or take.

Maggie was very very smart and had to deal with a lot of opposition, including a weaponized media.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 29, 2018 11:32 PM (1UZdv)

382 371 https://en.wikipedia.org/
wiki/Resignation_of_Sarah_Palin

Grain of salt.
Posted by: Infidel at August 29, 2018 11:29 PM (qXri4)

Fairly accurate, but not enough info.

They certainly don't name the asshats who brought the lawsuits or charges.

And they don't note that those lawsuits all went away as soon as she resigned, proof that they were crap from the git go.

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 29, 2018 11:32 PM (NXsWM)

383 230 I actually watched the Palin Convention Speech tonight. Wow. No wonder we were all excited. She thru some real bombs at the JEF. and with no teleprompter.
Posted by: Infidel at August 29, 2018 10:47 PM (qXri4)

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Several Dems admitted a little later that her speech was so good it scared the shit out of them.
Posted by: Calm Mentor


So, the leftwing media went to work to destroy her, and the Republican establishment, as always didn't have the guts to hit back at them the way Trump does. Trump managed to win because, instead of sucking up to the leftwing media, he mocks them.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 29, 2018 11:33 PM (+lVUW)

384 And don't forget Obama was the smartest man ever (so smart they hid his college transcripts) and look where he got us...

Posted by: navybrat, gaining weight on southern cooking at August 29, 2018 11:33 PM (tpP8u)

385 Asshole companies make shit tests because they make more money doing more expensive tests to clear the person of a false positive. Fuck false positives.


*******

The mere act of performing a screening test has become a big revenue generator for hospitals and clinics. For example, if you look at the American College of OB/Gyn (ACOG), recommendations for performing screening fetal echocardiograms, about 5-6 years ago (Gee when did Obamacare pass?) the ACOG vastly expanded the list of reasons that a pregnant woman should have a fetal echocardiogram.

KaChing. The total number of fetal echocardiograms exploded. Probably by a factor of 10. YUUUUUUGE!!

I used to joke that if anybody in the pregnant woman's family had every been in the same room with a person who had a detectable heart beat, that they were going to get a fetal echocardiogram.

The Health Care Industry is defining disease downward to the point that normal healthy asymptomatic people are deemed to have a condition or be at risk for a condition. It's a great scam!

Posted by: Muldoon at August 29, 2018 11:33 PM (mvenn)

386 agreed, tcn. So much shit gets whitewashed. McStain is a perfect example.

Posted by: Infidel at August 29, 2018 11:34 PM (qXri4)

387 This was the first known instance of chicken catch a Tory.
Posted by: Muldoon at August 29, 2018 11:20 PM (mvenn)

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I love a good Revolutionary War pun.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 29, 2018 11:34 PM (34bu1)

388 The only way any Tesla Model 3 was driving today was if the owner had the backup proximity card in their wallets. There is no mechanical key.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans
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I told this story here a couple of months ago. On the way home, I spied a AAA roll-back loading up a Tesla. I turned around and went back, curious what the problem was.

The owner, a sixty-something woman, was standing watching. I asked her what the problem was. "Flat tire" she said. "Well", I asked, can't the AAA guy just put the spare on?"

"It doesn't come with a spare" she says.

I stare at the car. Maybe $65,000, but no spare tire?

WTF?

So, I got back in my second-hand 23 year old truck (with a spare) and motored away, leaving her standing in the parking lot.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2018 11:34 PM (xSo9G)

389 Defining Disease Downward is going to be a chapter in my next book- The Abdication of the American Physician.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 29, 2018 11:34 PM (mvenn)

390 ...I will think of you when I drive thru Lodi tomorrow. Hopefully I will not have the same fate as you.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 29, 2018 11:27 PM (QTZdv)





Oh Lord, stuck in ol' Lodi, again.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at August 29, 2018 11:34 PM (QzJWU)

391 Can you even imagine?
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 29, 2018 11:28 PM (c1nDO)

Kind of. Me and J have been married 30 years. Celebrated our anniversary in Yellowstone, where we honeymooned in 1988. We were there right when the bad fires blew up. Old Faithful closed a couple days after we were there.

We were not to blame, officially.

Posted by: Pug Mahon,Turkey Volume Guessing Man! at August 29, 2018 11:34 PM (caE6W)

392 @374 I agree. Sarah Palin is not dumb. People heard her flat Midwestern accent and decided she was dumb. she is good people, and did not deserve the shit-storm she got. And Songbird did nothing to defend her.
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People confusing the Tina Fey parody with the real Palin didn't help matters, either.

Posted by: junior at August 29, 2018 11:34 PM (Qua61)

393 Greetings to Pug and Mrs. Pug.

Posted by: Emmie at August 29, 2018 11:34 PM (4HMW8)

394 I think LEOs continue using these tests BECAUSE of the false positives, not in spite of them.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2018 11:35 PM (NWiLs)

395 Good evening.

Posted by: Robert at August 29, 2018 11:35 PM (Zogyx)

396
I will think of you when I drive thru Lodi tomorrow. Hopefully I will not have the same fate as you.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 29, 2018 11:27 PM (QTZdv)

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You'll be walking out if you go.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 29, 2018 11:35 PM (34bu1)

397 My first car was a 1960 Renault Dauphine - lord love a duck - what an absolute piece of junk that was. Had a sign in the glove box that said : check oil each morning or each 250 miles - whichever came first. They weren't kidding.

You couldn't lock the distributor in place because the tie down bolt also held the water pump on the engine. If you put enough torque on the bolt to keep the distributor correctly timed, it would crack the water pump housing. It was a 3 on the floor with cables (which would stretch) tying the shifter to the transaxle. Shifting gears was an exercise in "OK where is the next gear this time."
It had a top speed of 70 mph. At that speed the car wandered all over the road as the wind forces tended to pick up the front end (It was rear engine car).
Later Renault actually took out ads apologizing for that car.

Posted by: An Observation at August 29, 2018 11:36 PM (9AKnG)

398 Right, there's not a single Repub these days who doesn't have to face a weaponized media. Trump does it well. John Sunnunu was doing it well the other day. Palin never really did. She was great in front of her audiences and no where else.
Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls at August 29, 2018 11:28 PM (H5knJ)

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She did fine with the MFM, you were just not allowed to see it. The fact that McStain turned on his own Veep candidate was incredibly unhelpful in her getting messages out.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 29, 2018 11:36 PM (I16G8)

399 Greetings to Pug and Mrs. Pug.
Posted by: Emmie at August 29, 2018 11:34 PM (4HMW

Hi. How's things?

Posted by: Pug Mahon,Turkey Volume Guessing Man! at August 29, 2018 11:37 PM (caE6W)

400 Gavin Newsom may be onto something with his unfettered healthcare for all, and San Francisco pays for it!

Posted by: Ama at August 29, 2018 11:37 PM (Lf9A5)

401 And of course I can't stand all the ones who have moved here and decided they need to turn us into Commierado
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 29, 2018 11:32 PM (c1nDO)


I would LOVE to win back Colorado.

First, let's throw out the Gill Foundation.

Posted by: Emmie at August 29, 2018 11:38 PM (4HMW8)

402 @397 My first car was a 1960 Renault Dauphine - lord love a duck - what an absolute piece of junk that was. Had a sign in the glove box that said : check oil each morning or each 250 miles - whichever came first. They weren't kidding.
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I remember in the mid-80s, Renault made a push to get a market presence in the US (they were working with one of the Big 3 for dealerships, iirc, though I can't remember which one). They ran a big television ad campaign during the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles.

The cars must have sucked even then, though, because they still never caught on.

Posted by: junior at August 29, 2018 11:38 PM (Qua61)

403 The Health Care Industry is defining disease downward to the point that normal healthy asymptomatic people are deemed to have a condition or be at risk for a condition. It's a great scam!
Posted by: Muldoon at August 29, 2018 11:33 PM (mvenn)

I think you have two drivers: the financial incentive and the defensive medicine aspect. There's always that niggling fear that the one person they don't run the bright shiny new expensive diagnostic imaging on is the one who turns out having something horribly wrong that they didn't catch.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2018 11:39 PM (NWiLs)

404 Defining Disease Downward is going to be a chapter in my next book- The Abdication of the American Physician.
Posted by: Muldoon
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I'm becoming concerned about availability of doctors. In the last four years, my wife's internist called it quits, MY internist called it quits, my dermatologist called it quits, the neurologist that I've seen lately has called it quits.

The guy that replaced my internist two years ago is going half-time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2018 11:39 PM (xSo9G)

405 Pug, school has started for me. I need to figure out where to focus my academic efforts pretty soon. I'm close to being ready for a graduate program.

Posted by: Emmie at August 29, 2018 11:40 PM (4HMW8)

406 I'm becoming concerned about availability of doctors. In the last four years, my wife's internist called it quits, MY internist called it quits, my dermatologist called it quits, the neurologist that I've seen lately has called it quits.

The guy that replaced my internist two years ago is going half-time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2018 11:39 PM (xSo9G)

It's been some time in the making. A physician shortage has been predicted for quite a while.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 29, 2018 11:41 PM (NWiLs)

407 If ever I meet TheJamesMadison I'm not going to be sure if I should love him, hate him, hug him or slap him in her nuts.

Just saw 2001: A Space Odyssey tonight at the Santikos Palladium in IMAX.

My opinion of this movie for the last thirty years has been, in short, that it's a slow, boring and pretentious piece of shit.

Now, being a much wiser man in my 29th year, I see now that it's slow, boring, pretentious but beautiful to look at and also amazing to listen to in a theater with a bad ass sound system.

Posted by: Robert's feelings are complex at August 29, 2018 11:41 PM (Zogyx)

408 Keep in min that since Obamacare was passed into law, healthcare has grown from 1/6 of the economy to 1/5 of the economy. That is one giant pool of money that folks are scrambling for. It's like a giant game of financial musical chairs. There's not really that much actual increase in the amount of essential health care services provided. Lots of unnecessary peripheral tests, just churning the revenue stream for the most part.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 29, 2018 11:42 PM (mvenn)

409 Sarah Palin remained loyal to John McCain ever since the 2008 campaign. She campaigned for him in 2010 when he faced a primary challenge from a more conservative candidate. He responded by openly expressing regret about selecting her as his VP. Then today it was made known that this woman who had been loyal to him for ten years would not be welcome at his funeral.

What a petty and disgusting little shitweasel John McCain was. A two-faced disloyal bastard. A vainglorious media suck-up and phony.

Posted by: Reggie1971 at August 29, 2018 11:42 PM (AZD0r)

410 Of the recent presidents, W. was a governor. So was Peanut. Pretty underwhelming presidents.
Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls at August 29, 2018 11:17 PM (H5knJ)

Reagan was a governor. Aside from a few issues, I was generally happy with G.W. Bush. We've experienced far worse. Clinton, for all his faults, was competent.

I would concede Carter and additionally FDR if you want to go back that far as bad governors turned president. But I'd also cite Coolidge as a favorable example of a former governor.

Compare to senators: Obama and Johnson alone have been some of the most destructive influences on US politics.

As far as good senators we have...? Nixon? Kennedy? Harding? All seem like too much of a stretch to call good. And arguably even outright bad.

Posted by: Sjg at August 29, 2018 11:42 PM (gDSJf)

411
The cars must have sucked even then, though, because they still never caught on.

Posted by: junior
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They took another shot with the R5. Yeah, it splatted. There was even a hot rod model.

I am amused by Fiat 500's that I see around. Time will tell.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2018 11:42 PM (xSo9G)

412
Just saw 2001: A Space Odyssey tonight at the Santikos Palladium in IMAX.

My opinion of this movie for the last thirty years has been, in short, that it's a slow, boring and pretentious piece of shit.

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Shut your whore mouth.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 29, 2018 11:42 PM (34bu1)

413 What a petty and disgusting little shitweasel John McCain was. A two-faced disloyal bastard. A vainglorious media suck-up and phony.
Posted by: Reggie1971 at August 29, 2018 11:42 PM (AZD0r)

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This, x10000.

Yet America still sheds a tear...

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 29, 2018 11:43 PM (34bu1)

414 I remember in the mid-80s, Renault made a push to get a market presence in the US (they were working with one of the Big 3 for dealerships, iirc, though I can't remember which one). They ran a big television ad campaign during the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles.

The cars must have sucked even then, though, because they still never caught on.

Posted by: junior at August 29, 2018 11:38 PM


The Renault Alliance. Motor Trend's Car of the Year for 1983.

Posted by: Chuck C at August 29, 2018 11:44 PM (YTxkQ)

415 On release, 2001 looked liked it would bomb. But it was 1968 and a certain crowd made it a huge cult hit IYKWIM, and carried along the rest of us.

I still maintain that it's one of the best musicals ever.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 29, 2018 11:44 PM (1UZdv)

416 @408 Keep in min that since Obamacare was passed into law, healthcare has grown from 1/6 of the economy to 1/5 of the economy. That is one giant pool of money that folks are scrambling for. It's like a giant game of financial musical chairs.
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And yet, despite all of that additional money, the people actually required to do the work are, apparently, dropping out.

Posted by: junior at August 29, 2018 11:44 PM (Qua61)

417 Yet America still sheds a tear...

Either they are not real Americans or I'm not.

Posted by: Infidel at August 29, 2018 11:45 PM (qXri4)

418
The Renault Alliance. Motor Trend's Car of the Year for 1983.
Posted by: Chuck C at August 29, 2018 11:44 PM (YTxkQ)

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This was a few years before the Chevette won Car of the Year, IIRC.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 29, 2018 11:45 PM (34bu1)

419 2018 Toyota Tacoma - no physical key either, just the keyfob and a proximity detector. Press a button to start the car, but only if you're carrying the fob. When it's locked, and you approach the drivers door with the keyfob in your pocket, the door automatically unlocks as soon as you pull on the handle.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 29, 2018 11:47 PM (V2Yro)

420 They took another shot with the R5. Yeah, it splatted. There was even a hot rod model.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

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*head slap*

How could I have forgotten the 'Le Car'.

Actually, it was easy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2018 11:47 PM (CDGwz)

421 There's always that niggling fear that the one person they don't run the bright shiny new expensive diagnostic imaging on is the one who turns out having something horribly wrong that they didn't catch.

Posted by: Insomniac


*******


Insomniac- for once I am going to say that you are a rosy optimist.

Your theory presupposes that doctors are actually putting much thought into the decision to order a given test. I think it is much more a knee-jerk, algorithmic approach of poorly trained physicians.

Chest pain => echocardiogram => Duh!

Posted by: Muldoon at August 29, 2018 11:47 PM (mvenn)

422 Cicero and others, for me, 2001 and The Blair Witch Project are on the same footing, i.e.:

I like 'em both. I mean, really really like them. But if you hate them, I won't argue with you. Why? Because they both function as, I guess you could say, "mirror movies." People find in them what they bring to them.

If you go to Blair Witch Project expecting to see an idiotic super-low-budget bad horror flick where nothing happens, guess what: that's what you'll find. But OTOH, if you go in expecting to be really scared...

Same with 2001. If you go into it expecting to find some incredible meaning, you'll probably find some great clues. OTOH if you expect a hippy-dippy-trippy POS, you'll get that.

Hope this makes sense. But some movies just don't 'work' on everyone, and I'm okay with that.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 29, 2018 11:47 PM (km8m2)

423 Re Renault: I still remember Le Car.

Even as a 14-year-old, I said "i'm never gonna own one of those, I don't care how cheap my first used car has to be."

(I think most of the ones I saw were either broken down by the side of the road, and/or on fire.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 29, 2018 11:48 PM (km8m2)

424 Another noteworthy thing about Sarah was that when she was picked, she was a total unknown,

But Media went from a standing start to having all the details of her two-headed love child in just days.

They can dig and report when they want. They're just ... selective,

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 29, 2018 11:48 PM (1UZdv)

425 i thought a chevette was a kind of owl.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 29, 2018 11:49 PM (N1ZXu)

426 The guy that replaced my internist two years ago is going half-time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2018 11:39 PM (xSo9G)

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A fair number of them have been going to Concierge Medicine. I used to do work at Doc meetings, and this was a thing even 10 years ago.

Pay an annual fee, like $1,800, and you got to see a Doc who had jettisoned 3/4 of their patient load, guaranteed same day. The Doc themselves would spend 30-45 minutes with you, not two.

They did not do Insurance, patient had to handle that. This is how they could do it. Cutting their Insurance Admin costs out completely.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 29, 2018 11:49 PM (I16G8)

427 If a physician with a 30 year career takes retirement just 3 years early, that is a 10% reduction in the physician workforce.

I am working on that plan as we speak.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 29, 2018 11:50 PM (mvenn)

428

2001 was the best musical I ever saw because there was no singing.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2018 11:50 PM (IqV8l)

429 "Aside from a few issues, I was generally happy with G.W. Bush."

Aside from the out of control spending, support for porous borders, and his general refusal to defend his administration which led to Obama being elected, what did you like about Dubya's administration?

Posted by: Reggie1971 at August 29, 2018 11:50 PM (AZD0r)

430
Oh Lord, stuck in ol' Lodi, again.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at August 29, 2018 11:34 PM (QzJWU


My Luck? Ill be stuck in Embarrass, WI

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 29, 2018 11:50 PM (QTZdv)

431 i thought a chevette was a kind of owl.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo
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A petite horse.

Posted by: Henri at August 29, 2018 11:50 PM (CDGwz)

432 @424 They can dig and report when they want. They're just ... selective,
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Yup.

Contrast that with how much the media *still* hasn't reported about the head of the ticket for the opposing party in that election.

Posted by: junior at August 29, 2018 11:50 PM (Qua61)

433 427 If a physician with a 30 year career takes retirement just 3 years early, that is a 10% reduction in the physician workforce.

I am working on that plan as we speak.
Posted by: Muldoon at August 29, 2018 11:50 PM (mvenn

no math tonight Doc

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 29, 2018 11:51 PM (QTZdv)

434 The Renault Alliance. Motor Trend's Car of the Year for 1983.
Posted by: Chuck C at August 29, 2018 11:44 PM (YTxkQ)


Call me crazy but it seems like 1973 through 1984 were dark, dark years for cars. As I recall it, Consumer Reports hated everything (especially if it was American).

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 29, 2018 11:51 PM (km8m2)

435 415 On release, 2001 looked liked it would bomb. But it was 1968 and a certain crowd made it a huge cult hit IYKWIM, and carried along the rest of us.

I still maintain that it's one of the best musicals ever."

Technically, "musicals" refer to a film which has lyrical interludes in which the cast members sing - a 20th century version of what was called Opera Bouffe in the 19th.

However, I agree that 2001 has one of the best film scores ever. Best movie score of all time, though, has got to go to Conan the Barbarian. (the original)

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 29, 2018 11:52 PM (V2Yro)

436 I guess there was a sort of singing when they were examining the monolith on the moon.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2018 11:52 PM (IqV8l)

437 2001 was the best musical I ever saw because there was no singing.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2018 11:50 PM (IqV8l)

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FYI, In the Directors Cut, Space Fetus did a soft shoe routine to "The Night Chicago Died."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 29, 2018 11:54 PM (34bu1)

438
As I recall it, Consumer Reports hated everything (especially if it was American).
Posted by: qdpsteve


Consumer Reports also endorsed "single payer" back in those days.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2018 11:54 PM (IqV8l)

439 I drove a Renault Alliance for three weeks. Rental car provided by insurance, due to my car having been vandalized to the point of being nearly totaled, while in the shop for a head-gasket.

The Renault. I can see why Car & Driver gave it "Car of the Year" It kept up with traffic, and handled better than the typical GM Generic Car of the era... but only barely.

Seat adjustments were...weird. Tilt was achieved by way of a curved seat track, kind of like captive rockers on a rocking chair/recliner.

Long term durability was an obvious problem. Interior quality was for crap, even with only a thousand or so miles on the thing.

Far as I can tell, the only French cars that've make the cut over the decades, are the Citreon C2-v and the odd, frogly/fish looking streamlined Citreons.

Otherwise? Damn rare to find old French cars in a collection, much less on the road.

Vs. Old Brit or Italian or German cars, which abound.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 29, 2018 11:55 PM (QzJWU)

440 Call me crazy but it seems like 1973 through 1984 were dark, dark years for cars. As I recall it, Consumer Reports hated everything (especially if it was American).

Yep, it was the Arab Oil Embargo that started after the Yom Kippur War of the 1973 that screwed everything up. Although there were still a few damn good cars made even up until 1977 - it was in 1978 that I noticed all the new models really going to hell. And then look back - there was almost nothing made in the 80's that was worth keeping around.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 29, 2018 11:55 PM (V2Yro)

441 Bertram, yup. Even 14-year-old nerdy me thought they were too liberal about a lot of stuff.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 29, 2018 11:55 PM (km8m2)

442 I remember in the mid-80s, Renault made a push to get a market presence in the US (they were working with one of the Big 3 for dealerships, iirc, though I can't remember which one).

IIRC, it Renault partnered with Chrysler (pre-Daimler, pre-Fiat). The only car model I remember seeing was called "Alliance". Probably as good an alliance as the French Captain of USS Alliance gave to John Paul Jones.

Posted by: Quartermain at August 29, 2018 11:55 PM (kJxqU)

443 Didn't HAL sing Bicycle Built For Two as he was being shut down?

Posted by: Muldoon at August 29, 2018 11:55 PM (mvenn)

444 I'm becoming concerned about availability of doctors. In the last four years, my wife's internist called it quits, MY internist called it quits, my dermatologist called it quits, the neurologist that I've seen lately has called it quits.

The guy that replaced my internist two years ago is going half-time.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2018 11:39 PM (xSo9G)

Obviously we need to import more doctors from the finest medical schools in Bangladesh. They work cheap and they are much more likely to understand the new exotic diseases we are importing from the worst parts of the third world.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at August 29, 2018 11:56 PM (ojNBr)

445 They took another shot with the R5. Yeah, it splatted. There was even a hot rod model.
Renault bought Nissan from the Japanese. That has been a big success - Japanese engineering and manufacturing processes with French styling. You have to admit every time you see a 350 to 370 Z sports car you take a second look at it. The Nissan luxury line - Infiniti - are very good cars. The New dual turbo 3 liter Infinities get good fuel economy while running like a 60's Corvette Stingray. Even the low end 300Hp version runs a 13.7 quarter at over 100mph. The 400 Hp 'Red' version is in the mid 12's @ 112mph.

Posted by: An Observation at August 29, 2018 11:56 PM (9AKnG)

446 Tom Servo, I still remember the premiere of the 1985 Toyota Camry.

It was the first car that actually looked (to me anyway) like something worth buying, after years and years of so much rolling crap.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 29, 2018 11:57 PM (km8m2)

447 Well, sink me.

The Alliance arose out of a partnership between Renault and AMC. It was ended when Chrysler brought AMC.

Posted by: Quartermain at August 29, 2018 11:58 PM (kJxqU)

448 2001 - I guess I was one of the few people who went to see having been an Arthur C. Clarke fan for a long time, and so I knew full well what Kubrick was trying to get across with his imagery. But it's never good to tell people "well the movie makes a whole lot of sense as long as you read the novel first."

Donnie Darko has that problem too, except for that one you've got to track down a couple really complicated websites to find the explanation of what was going on.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 29, 2018 11:59 PM (V2Yro)

449 Obviously we need to import more doctors from the finest medical schools in Bangladesh. They work cheap and they are much more likely to understand the new exotic diseases we are importing from the worst parts of the third world.


*******


My mother in law was recently hospitalized. The hospitalist taking care of her was a Korean guy named Bong Suck.


My wife said,, "Send her out her to Colorado, we've got medical marijuana and she can suck all the bong she wants!!"

Or words to that effect.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 29, 2018 11:59 PM (mvenn)

450 Oops, I think I should have said *1987* Toyota Camry.

Even 30 years later, it still looks as if it could be a current model car.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 29, 2018 11:59 PM (km8m2)

451
Yep, it was the Arab Oil Embargo that started after the Yom Kippur War of the 1973 that screwed everything up.

Mazda was touting their Wankel cars until the price of gas went up.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 30, 2018 12:00 AM (IqV8l)

452 Pacer.

Posted by: Infidel at August 30, 2018 12:01 AM (qXri4)

453 Hi! I'm Doctor Bong Suck! NTTAWWT.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 30, 2018 12:01 AM (mvenn)

454 444 I'm becoming concerned about availability of doctors. In the last four years, my wife's internist called it quits, MY internist called it quits, my dermatologist called it quits, the neurologist that I've seen lately has called it quits.

The guy that replaced my internist two years ago is going half-time.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2018 11:39 PM (xSo9G)

Obviously we need to import more doctors from the finest medical schools in Bangladesh. They work cheap and they are much more likely to understand the new exotic diseases we are importing from the worst parts of the third world.
Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at August 29, 2018 11:56 PM (ojNBr)

When you move to CA and declare yourself an illegal alien you'll get all the free health care you can handle.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 30, 2018 12:01 AM (QTZdv)

455 Bong Suck might very well be a very nice person and an outstanding physician. I don't really know. But his name makes me laugh.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 30, 2018 12:02 AM (mvenn)

456 443 Didn't HAL sing Bicycle Built For Two as he was being shut down?
Posted by: Muldoon at August 29, 2018 11:55 PM (mvenn)

This will probably be a REALLY unpopular opinion, but I thought 2010 was a better representation of Clarke's book than 2001 was.

Posted by: Bumr50 at August 30, 2018 12:02 AM (SEBYZ)

457 About 20 years ago you could buy 2 kias for the price of one at the Kia dealership in Duluth, MN

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 30, 2018 12:02 AM (QTZdv)

458 446 Tom Servo, I still remember the premiere of the 1985 Toyota Camry.

It was the first car that actually looked (to me anyway) like something worth buying, after years and years of so much rolling crap."

You're right, I should have specified that it was American cars that really sucked throughout the 80's. There were a handful of models that were decent, but not many. And they were way outnumbered by the absolute fiascos, like the early 80's Oldsmobile Diesel project, which averaged blowing the engine and needing a complete drivetrain replacement within 15,000 miles.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 30, 2018 12:02 AM (V2Yro)

459 Call me crazy but it seems like 1973 through 1984 were dark, dark years for cars. As I recall it, Consumer Reports hated everything (especially if it was American).
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 29, 2018 11:51 PM (km8m2)

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IMO, this is overly broad in a time sense. The early 80s, perhaps from 80-86, were when Detroit was at its worst.

I worked in the Service department of a Cadillac dealership from '80-'83, as a Service Dispatcher. 81s and 82s would roll in needing rings at 9k miles. At a time when they had a 12/12 warranty only. Eldorados and Sevilles too.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 30, 2018 12:03 AM (I16G8)

460 This will probably be a REALLY unpopular opinion, but I thought 2010 was a better representation of Clarke's book than 2001 was.
Posted by: Bumr50 at August 30, 2018 12:02 AM (SEBYZ)

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To the cornfield with you.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 30, 2018 12:03 AM (34bu1)

461 Dog smell white person make fun of nice Korean name! Ha ha you die in fire!

Posted by: Sarah Jeong at August 30, 2018 12:03 AM (ojNBr)

462 Hi! I'm Doctor Bong Suck! NTTAWWT.
Posted by: Muldoon
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I had a surgeon introduce himself to me, "Hi, I'm Dr. Newcomer".

Well, that was a bit of a confidence-shaker.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 30, 2018 12:04 AM (xSo9G)

463 I knew a guy, he went on a sex tour in Thailand.
Came back with a vicious form of VD.
Went to an American doctor, the doc said "It's incurable, the only thing to do is to amputate your penis and balls".
That sounded extreme, he decided to go back to Thailand, figured the Thai docs would have more experience with that particular VD. Second opinion and all that.
So, back to Thailand he goes, presents his case to a Thai doc. The Thai doctor took a look and said, yes, the VD is bad.
So my friend said "My American doctor said the only cure is amputation!"
The Thai doc said "American doctor, always with the surgery, all they care about is make money!"
"Wait two weeks, cock and balls fall off all by themselves".

Posted by: navybrat, gaining weight on southern cooking at August 30, 2018 12:04 AM (tpP8u)

464
Didn't HAL sing Bicycle Built For Two as he was being shut down?
Posted by: Muldoon


He was recreating what his forbears did.

https://youtu.be/ebK4wX76RZ4

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 30, 2018 12:04 AM (IqV8l)

465 Wife and dog have both heaved a pointed sigh in my direction in the last 10 minutes, suggesting that it is past my bedtime.

Endeavor to persevere, my friends.


And ponder this- how much bong could a bong suck suck if a bong suck could suck bong?

Posted by: Muldoon at August 30, 2018 12:05 AM (mvenn)

466 Nighters Muldoon.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 30, 2018 12:07 AM (xSo9G)

467 '73-'84 were not dark days for cars!

The Chevette FTW!!

Posted by: logprof at August 30, 2018 12:07 AM (e7oj4)

468
To the cornfield with you.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 30, 2018 12:03 AM (34bu1)

But...it's all just field corn now...

Posted by: Bumr50 at August 30, 2018 12:08 AM (SEBYZ)

469 @459 IMO, this is overly broad in a time sense. The early 80s, perhaps from 80-86, were when Detroit was at its worst.
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I'm likely idealizing things somewhat, but I tend to link the improvement in the US auto industry with the release of the Ford Taurus in 1986.

Posted by: junior at August 30, 2018 12:08 AM (Qua61)

470 Muldoon, deep may you slumber, jack.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 30, 2018 12:08 AM (34bu1)

471 Hello, horde. Lost time no see.

Today at work:

1) I dealt with an irate alleged listener who told me he's tired of hearing a certain artist on our station "every ******* hour". I offered to show him when we played songs by artist X over the last 90 days, and he told me to f off.

2) My afternoon drive host informed me he won't play anything newer than 1983. I informed him he should reconsider or he won't be playing anything at all.

3) One niiiiice lady on a local FB "news" (aka gossip) group is slamming the station -- and now me, since I was stupid enough to chime in -- saying we don't cover "the stories that really matter". She wants 10 minutes of news every hour. We barely have enough happening here for six minutes four times a day.

I picked the wrong week to stop using bath salts.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 30, 2018 12:09 AM (rJUlF)

472 461 Dog smell white person make fun of nice Korean name! Ha ha you die in fire!
Posted by: Sarah Jeong at August 30, 2018 12:03 AM (ojNBr)

--Hey Sarah, if roundeyes smell like dogs, shouldn't that make your mouth water?

Posted by: logprof at August 30, 2018 12:09 AM (e7oj4)

473 2001 and The Blair Witch Project are on the same footing, i.e.:

I like 'em both. I mean, really really like them. But if you hate them, I won't argue with you. Why? Because they both function as, I guess you could say, "mirror movies." People find in them what they bring to them.

If you go to Blair Witch Project expecting to see an idiotic super-low-budget bad horror flick where nothing happens, guess what: that's what you'll find. But OTOH, if you go in expecting to be really scared...

Same with 2001. If you go into it expecting to find some incredible meaning, you'll probably find some great clues. OTOH if you expect a hippy-dippy-trippy POS, you'll get that.

Hope this makes sense. But some movies just don't 'work' on everyone, and I'm okay with that.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 29, 2018 11:47 PM (km8m2)

Goddamn, can't remember the last time I saw Nlair Witch. I enjoyed it when it came out but my friends all hated it. Last I saw it I remember feeling it was still good but didn't hold up that well over time.

Back to 2001, It was during the hippy dippy lava lamp shit at the end that I realized 2001 was an Impressionist film. It was less science fiction and more science impressionism. Like lots of people standing around consoles while ships are landing. They're not doing anything, but...maybe they kind of are? All the shit that pops up on computer monitors...none of it means anything, but kind of could.

I think that's when I really started to...*gulp*...appreciate it.

Posted by: Robert's whore mouth will never close! at August 30, 2018 12:09 AM (Zogyx)

474
1) I dealt with an irate alleged listener who told me he's tired of hearing a certain artist on our station "every ******* hour". I offered to show him when we played songs by artist X over the last 90 days, and he told me to f off.

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Sorry. That was me.

I hate Duran Duran.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 30, 2018 12:10 AM (34bu1)

475 Remember Harlan Ellison's TV commercial for the Geo?

Ah geez. "Just gimme my money" was all over Harlan's face...

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 30, 2018 12:10 AM (km8m2)

476 467 '73-'84 were not dark days for cars!

The Chevette FTW!!
Posted by: logprof



The '78 Ford Torino was a gem!! You'd be driving along, turn the wheel, and the darn thing would just keep going straight. Not sure how to describe the driving experience. It was like,,,,floating.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 30, 2018 12:10 AM (pY+s4)

477 Dave killed Hal from the same state of mind as when humans triumphed over enemies and nature. Our path toward the divine is our aggression channeled in positive ways.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 30, 2018 12:10 AM (rnAwa)

478 3) One niiiiice lady on a local FB "news" (aka gossip) group is slamming the station -- and now me, since I was stupid enough to chime in -- saying we don't cover "the stories that really matter". She wants 10 minutes of news every hour. We barely have enough happening here for six minutes four times a day.

I picked the wrong week to stop using bath salts.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 30, 2018 12:09 AM (rJUlF)

People. They're the worst.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 30, 2018 12:10 AM (NWiLs)

479
Methinks the Duchess of Sussex has bird legs:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6110273

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 30, 2018 12:11 AM (8O3HH)

480 Old Blue: You're recruited...

|we'll throw in a free weapons upgrade from the toy chests to go with it. lots of mobility devices to liberate in the neighborhood too, so that problem is solved.

any other loot classes you want to call dibs on, as a first responder?


Posted by: redc1c4 at August 30, 2018 12:11 AM (5AhB5)

481 Captain Whitebread: LOL.
Sounds like a real-life WKRP.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 30, 2018 12:12 AM (km8m2)

482 I had a friend who drove a '78 Fairmont. He drove it until the door fell off.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 30, 2018 12:12 AM (CDGwz)

483 Consumer Reports also endorsed "single payer" back in those days.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 29, 2018 11:54 PM (IqV8l)


Consumer Reports evaluated birth control methods and said that an abortion was safer/healthier than carrying a pregnancy to term. This was 10-20 years ago.

Posted by: Emmie at August 30, 2018 12:13 AM (4HMW8)

484 Puddleglum, LOL.

Angry driver to car: "I needed to go LEFT!! But it kept going straight and I smashed straight into a police car!!"

Car: "You didn't say 'please'"

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 30, 2018 12:13 AM (km8m2)

485 Then someone called them Pious.

Don't know its where it originated, but I first heard that on South Park. Along with the clouds of smug they emitted.

Posted by: Quartermain at August 30, 2018 12:13 AM (kJxqU)

486 481 Captain Whitebread: LOL.
Sounds like a real-life WKRP.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 30, 2018 12:12 AM (km8m2)

Yeah, only it ain't funny, unfortunately.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 30, 2018 12:14 AM (rJUlF)

487 482 I had a friend who drove a '78 Fairmont. He drove it until the door fell off.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 30, 2018 12:12 AM (CDGwz)

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The first door was usually gone in six months.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 30, 2018 12:14 AM (34bu1)

488 My Dad had a '78 Chevrolet Nova for 13-14 years. That car was solid. Nothing fancy, just solid. Pretty reliable too.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 30, 2018 12:14 AM (pY+s4)

489 Car: "You didn't say 'please'"
Posted by: qdpsteve

Ah, a variation on 'Mother, may I?' or 'Simon says'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 30, 2018 12:15 AM (CDGwz)

490 Dave killed Hal from the same state of mind as when humans triumphed over enemies and nature. Our path toward the divine is our aggression channeled in positive ways.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 30, 2018 12:10 AM (rnAwa)

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Could I buy some pot from you?

Posted by: Larry Kroger at August 30, 2018 12:16 AM (34bu1)

491 Wine, not weed or whites make me sleepy. Read contents and comments. Time to snuggle up with the Missus. May your sleep be deep and your dreams be peaceful.

Posted by: colfax mingo at August 30, 2018 12:16 AM (tCvhJ)

492 I admit the "big message" I always got from 2001 is:

"Turn off the machine."

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 30, 2018 12:16 AM (km8m2)

493 i read that McCain did not invite Palin to his funeral. What a petty, small man he was. Almost makes me glad he didn't get elected. You can't really define class, but you know it when you see it...and when you don't.

Posted by: Nancy at 7000 feet CO at August 30, 2018 12:17 AM (Nrxta)

494 Our path toward the divine is our aggression channeled in positive ways.
Posted by: BourbonChicken
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So, punching Lefties in the face is okay?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 30, 2018 12:17 AM (CDGwz)

495 486 481 Captain Whitebread: LOL.
Sounds like a real-life WKRP.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 30, 2018 12:12 AM (km8m2)

Yeah, only it ain't funny, unfortunately.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 30, 2018 12:14 AM (rJUlF)


Its all funny, at this time, not enough of it has lapsed but there will be a day......

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 30, 2018 12:17 AM (QTZdv)

496
478 3) One niiiiice lady on a local FB "news" (aka gossip) group is slamming the station -- and now me, since I was stupid enough to chime in -- saying we don't cover "the stories that really matter". She wants 10 minutes of news every hour. We barely have enough happening here for six minutes four times a day.

I picked the wrong week to stop using bath salts.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 30, 2018 12:09 AM (rJUlF)

People. They're the worst.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 30, 2018 12:10 AM (NWiLs)



And now for the local news. I just saw a paper bag blow by the window. And that's it for the local news this hour. Maybe next time we'll be lucky enough to have a car driving back. Now to get back to what you actually tune into this station for instead of AM: Music!

Posted by: buzzion at August 30, 2018 12:18 AM (cAnNx)

497 455 Bong Suck might very well be a very nice person and an outstanding physician. I don't really know. But his name makes me laugh.
Posted by: Muldoon at August 30, 2018 12:02 AM (mvenn)


i'm bad i doubled over in laughter reading his name. THe ambien is kicing in

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 30, 2018 12:20 AM (QTZdv)

498 #409
Sarah Palin remained loyal to John McCain ever since the 2008 campaign.
She campaigned for him in 2010 when he faced a primary challenge from a
more conservative candidate. He responded by openly expressing regret
about selecting her as his VP. Then today it was made known that this
woman who had been loyal to him for ten years would not be welcome at
his funeral.

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Drudge has a pic of Palin and McCain on the 2010 campaign trail and that reminded me of the torrent of crap she took for endorsing "The Maverick" over J. D. Hayworth. A lot of conservatives were understandably upset that she'd pick Johnny Mac over a slightly more preferable candidate. And that was only eight years ago.

Posted by: mrp at August 30, 2018 12:20 AM (Pqytn)

499 On SiriusXM at the Classic Rewind station, one of their DJs is Rachel Steele.

She's nice enough but seems always to be... pausing in the middle of... her sentences because I... guess she's still not... used to not having to stop... for commercials.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 30, 2018 12:21 AM (km8m2)

500
The Alice Cooper Staples ad was a hoot. My personal favorite is their ad usung "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" for the message about back to school.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 30, 2018 12:21 AM (GjigR)

501 The Thai doc said "American doctor, always with the surgery, all they care about is make money!"
Reminds me of my Doctor friend who first told me about a patient having SCAG. When I asked him what that was he explained it was Syphilis, Chlamydia, AIDS, and Gonorrhea.


I said "Good Lord, how do you treat that?".


He said: "The first thing we did was put him on a Pizza and Pancake diet."


I said "Pizza and Pancakes, What kind of diet is that?


He replied, "Well, its the only food we could slide under the door to him."

Posted by: An Observation at August 30, 2018 12:21 AM (9AKnG)

502 People. They're the worst.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 30, 2018 12:10 AM (NWiLs)

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from memory, so sue me if i miss a bit:

The Problem With People Is People, by Walt Kelly (PBUH)

If we could climb the highest steeple,
And shoot all those people not wholly good,
As we as noble shooters should.
Why then there would be an only question thus:
"Who would be left to busy us?"
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I go Pogo!

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 30, 2018 12:22 AM (5AhB5)

503 Bong Suck might very well be a very nice person and an outstanding physician. I don't really know. But his name makes me laugh.
Posted by: Muldoon


And the worst part is he can't make it better by using just the last name. Or just the first name.

Posted by: mikeski at August 30, 2018 12:24 AM (P1f+c)

504 My Dad bought a Renault Dauphine around 1961. The car body couldn't protect him from a minor fender-bender. The tin can sheet metal crumpled like aluminum foil and the accident laid him up for a couple of weeks. Totaled the car.

Posted by: mrp at August 30, 2018 12:24 AM (Pqytn)

505 Bong Suck is a funny name.

Posted by: Dick Swett at August 30, 2018 12:25 AM (e7oj4)

506 Dr. Suck sounds like an abortionist who advertises on billboards.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 30, 2018 12:25 AM (34bu1)

507 And the worst part is he can't make it better by using just the last name. Or just the first name.
Posted by: mikeski at August 30, 2018 12:24 AM (P1f+c

Dr. Bob Sang

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 30, 2018 12:25 AM (QTZdv)

508 504 My Dad bought a Renault Dauphine around 1961. The car body couldn't protect him from a minor fender-bender. The tin can sheet metal crumpled like aluminum foil and the accident laid him up for a couple of weeks. Totaled the car.
Posted by: mrp at August 30, 2018 12:24 AM (Pqytn)

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That's back when the driver's legs were considered the crumple zone.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 30, 2018 12:26 AM (34bu1)

509 Sounds like a real-life WKRP.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 30, 2018 12:12 AM (km8m2)

Yeah, only it ain't funny, unfortunately.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread


I will now envision you dressed as Herb.

Posted by: wooga at August 30, 2018 12:26 AM (ze1Rt)

510 About 20 years ago you could buy 2 kias for the price of one at the Kia dealership in Duluth, MN
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


Kia? That would be so much funnier with Tata Motors.

Posted by: mikeski at August 30, 2018 12:26 AM (P1f+c)

511
I will now envision you dressed as Herb.
Posted by: wooga


In a fish suit

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 30, 2018 12:27 AM (IqV8l)

512 !st car was a 57 Ranchero with a Thunderbird 292 and auto transmission. 2nd was my 67 Firebird 400 that I just gave to son N++++ the Valiant, who restored it with his Lieutenant's loan. It;s gorgeous, but having a new engine built, after buying a new one from Ebay. Note: don't buy a Blue Monkey engine. It never ran. $4500 bucks blown.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at August 30, 2018 12:29 AM (w7U7L)

513 @510 Kia? That would be so much funnier with Tata Motors.
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Bad, Mikeski! BAD!

/snicker

Posted by: junior at August 30, 2018 12:31 AM (Qua61)

514 California needs to stop screwing around and get serious about things! Their problem is they won't really do what is necessary to take on the problems facing the state! I demand that they immediately pass legislation raising a 1% income tax on the residents of the OTHER 56 states in the union! How can they dream of free healthcare, free education, free housing and a guaranteed living wage without truck loads of money from other states?!

If you are going full Socialism, STOP DICKING AROUND...oh my gosh! I am so sorry! STOP FRONT-HOLING AROUND and start confiscating other people's money! Or sure as feces those Mass-holes in Boston will start doing it first!

Posted by: JB1000 at August 30, 2018 12:32 AM (d/4fn)

515 G'night, all.

Keep the faith!

Posted by: Emmie at August 30, 2018 12:32 AM (4HMW8)

516 $4500 bucks blown.
Posted by: Charles the Simple at August 30, 2018 12:29 AM (w7U7L)

You know there are places you can go where you can get blown for a lot less.

Posted by: Robert's whore mouth will never close! at August 30, 2018 12:33 AM (Zogyx)

517 And now for the local news. I just saw a paper bag blow by the window. And that's it for the local news this hour. Maybe next time we'll be lucky enough to have a car driving back. Now to get back to what you actually tune into this station for instead of AM: Music!
Posted by: buzzion at August 30, 2018 12:18 AM (cAnNx)

THANK YOU.

The OP in the FB group cited stories she said neither we nor the newspaper covered. I corrected her and told her we did. She then said we didn't give enough detail, and that she wanted more than just the facts.

The rest of her rant gives it away. She doesn't want news, she wants cheap gossip. I put on my best "happy voice" reply and told we'd love it if she'd talk to the news director about her concerns.

I doubt we ever hear from her.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 30, 2018 12:33 AM (rJUlF)

518 2) My afternoon drive host informed me he won't play anything newer than 1983. I informed him he should reconsider or he won't be playing anything at all. "

Aw come on, he's right! Except tell him he really needs to make an exception for Stevie Ray Vaughn. And ZZ Top still had a couple good mid 80's albums. But that's about it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 30, 2018 12:34 AM (V2Yro)

519 I will now envision you dressed as Herb.
Posted by: wooga at August 30, 2018 12:26 AM (ze1Rt)

I have enough loud Hawaiian shirts to wear for #twoweeks straight.

That's as good as you'll get.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 30, 2018 12:35 AM (rJUlF)

520 That 1981 K-Car had a built in teenage speed check. If you got the car over 60mph, the engine died.
Posted by: Puddleglum at August 29, 2018 10:51 PM (pY+s4)

Was it governed to 5 over the Carter/Claybrook 55 mph national speed limit?

Posted by: Quartermain at August 30, 2018 12:36 AM (kJxqU)

521
My Dad bought a Renault Dauphine around 1961. The car body couldn't
protect him from a minor fender-bender. The tin can sheet metal crumpled
like aluminum foil and the accident laid him up for a couple of weeks.
Totaled the car.


I managed to total mine with nobody even being in the car. It rolled down my steep driveway after a neighbor kid hit it with a basketball - flew across the street launched into the air and wrapped itself around a tree. It drove the engine into the rear seat - smashed the car completely, and didn't break a piece of glass or the plastic tail lights which were all evidently stronger than the metal in the car.

Posted by: An Observation at August 30, 2018 12:36 AM (9AKnG)

522 Hoping that Polis is too far left for Colorado. But goodness that man is spending a lot of money. Neighbor told us that he and his "husband" spend 100k each for nannies for each of their "children"

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 30, 2018 12:36 AM (c1nDO)

523 Keep the faith!
Posted by: Emmie at August 30, 2018 12:32 AM (4HMW

You bet.

Arrivederci!

Posted by: Pope Francis and his harem of ten ear old altar boys at August 30, 2018 12:36 AM (Zogyx)

524 Hoping that Polis is too far left for Colorado. But goodness that man is spending a lot of money. Neighbor told us that he and his "husband" spend 100k each for nannies for each of their "children"
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 30, 2018 12:36 AM (c1nDO)

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"Children"?

Not like, real children?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 30, 2018 12:38 AM (34bu1)

525 My first car was a 68 Firebird 400. Wish I still had it.

Posted by: Somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 30, 2018 12:38 AM (Bh6pi)

526 I'd better bail, too.

We're starting an online music test in a couple of weeks, and since it's the first one I've done at work, I have to work on putting the pages together.

Be safe and be well, 'rons and 'ettes.
See you in #twoweeks.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 30, 2018 12:39 AM (rJUlF)

527 2nd was my 67 Firebird 400 that I just gave to son N++++ the Valiant, who restored it with his Lieutenant's loan. It;s gorgeous, but having a new engine built, after buying a new one from Ebay.

Oh damn I ALWAYS wanted a '67 Firebird! Never got one, used to run around with a roommate who had a '69 Firebird with the Overhead Cam Engine. Eh, the 400 was better.

Had a girlfriend with a '70 402 Chevelle, with the stirrup shifter and the turbo-400 automatic. Now that is a car I would love to drive again! (and she bought it in perfect shape in 1977 for $1800, gas prices were high and no one wanted it)

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 30, 2018 12:39 AM (V2Yro)

528 Arrivederci!
Posted by: Pope Francis and his harem of ten ear old altar boys at August 30, 2018 12:36 AM (Zogyx)

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It's all Climate Change and dicking altar boys. A pope just never gets a break!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 30, 2018 12:39 AM (34bu1)

529 @522 Hoping that Polis is too far left for Colorado.
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Given that Colorado requires vote by mail, it might not matter...

Posted by: junior at August 30, 2018 12:40 AM (Qua61)

530 That's back when the driver's legs were considered the crumple zone.
Posted by: Cicero
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This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: VW van at August 30, 2018 12:40 AM (xSo9G)

531 Well......they are not his and his "husband's".........doesn't work that way. At least that's what I learned in 5th grade.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 30, 2018 12:41 AM (c1nDO)

532 My first car was a '68 El Camino with a 327. It had a shell and carpeting for those romantic interludes.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 30, 2018 12:41 AM (34bu1)

533 1) I dealt with an irate alleged listener who told me he's tired of hearing a certain artist on our station "every ******* hour". I offered to show him when we played songs by artist X over the last 90 days, and he told me to f off.

"If we followed regulations, hours would seem like days. "

Posted by: Spock at August 30, 2018 12:43 AM (kJxqU)

534 That's back when the driver's legs were considered the crumple zone.
Posted by: Cicero
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This is about me, isn't it?
Posted by: VW van at August 30, 2018 12:40 AM (xSo9G)

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My mom has one of those when I was 16. It had all of 98 horsepower and a four-speed manual. It was the first vehicle I got any real experience driving.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 30, 2018 12:44 AM (34bu1)

535
Was it governed to 5 over the Carter/Claybrook 55 mph national speed limit?
Posted by: Quartermain
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Quote:

"Anyone who drives over 55 is unpatriotic." - Jimmy Carter

Posted by: m at August 30, 2018 12:44 AM (CDGwz)

536 Junior......big sticking point here. Reports of not only votes counted early but entire ballots being delivered to an apartment complex......not to individuals......and being picked up by dems

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 30, 2018 12:45 AM (c1nDO)

537 It had all of 98 horsepower...
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*?*

Hmm. That sounds like more than it had.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 30, 2018 12:46 AM (CDGwz)

538 I don't understand the meme that "colorado has the most integritiful elections in the US!!". I hear that a lot especially from the Wayne Williams campaign.

How the hell can they tell if the election is clean under an unsupervised mailin system?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 30, 2018 12:47 AM (N1ZXu)

539 520 That 1981 K-Car had a built in teenage speed check. If you got the car over 60mph, the engine died.
Posted by: Puddleglum at August 29, 2018 10:51 PM (pY+s4)

Was it governed to 5 over the Carter/Claybrook 55 mph national speed limit?
Posted by: Quartermain



Nah, it was just a Chrysler.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 30, 2018 12:48 AM (pY+s4)

540 any other loot classes you want to call dibs on, as a first responder?
Yeah, a couple of things. An M1 carbine, a 1911A, and a 50 cal. And a PzKw 6, with an 88mm main gun. Do they even make that?

Posted by: Old Blue at August 30, 2018 12:51 AM (gEvQ8)

541 Thread dead or just dying?

Don't die, ONT. Live. Live! LIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!

Posted by: Robert at August 30, 2018 12:52 AM (Zogyx)

542
My mom has one of those when I was 16. It had all of 98 horsepower and a four-speed manual. It was the first vehicle I got any real experience driving.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 30, 2018 12:44 AM (34bu1)

*yells from cornfield*

My Mom had a 1984 Subaru GL 4wd that she let me drive around the property at age 12. How I learned to drive stick. She had it over 200,000 miles before she traded up. Fun car.

Posted by: Bumr50 at August 30, 2018 12:54 AM (SEBYZ)

543 541 Thread dead or just dying?

Don't die, ONT. Live. Live! LIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!

Posted by: Robert at August 30, 2018 12:52 AM (Zogyx)



Eh, Living is overrated.

Posted by: buzzion at August 30, 2018 12:54 AM (cAnNx)

544 Hmm. That sounds like more than it had.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 30, 2018 12:46 AM (CDGwz)

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I used hi-octane gas.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 30, 2018 12:56 AM (34bu1)

545 While perusing KBDaBear's compliance pictures I noticed myself re-enacting the moaning scene from the movie Catch-22.

Posted by: An Observation at August 30, 2018 12:58 AM (9AKnG)

546 Yea bth....we know it's not How you be?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 30, 2018 12:59 AM (c1nDO)

547 Hrm...The PzKw 6 (Tiger) had an 88 mm gun that was different than the 88 mm flak gun. Too tired to suss the differences, but it's still an 88 mm gun. I still want one.

Posted by: Old Blue at August 30, 2018 01:01 AM (gEvQ8)

548 My afternoon drive host informed me he won't play anything newer than 1983. I informed him he should reconsider or he won't be playing anything at all.

Rock and roll just used to be for kicks
And nowadays it's politics
And after 1986 what else could be new.

Posted by: Billy Joel at August 30, 2018 01:01 AM (YTxkQ)

549 To shoot rabbits. And other idiots.

Posted by: Old Blue at August 30, 2018 01:02 AM (gEvQ8)

550 someone on /r9k/ came up with a good point: what if all the cuckold fetishes and pr0nz comes out of people exposed to video porn at a younger age?
Back in the bronze age when I was ~20, if someone wanted to watch video porn, it took a trip to some seedy video store with all the perverts. So normal people like... er... friends of mine would just buy the magazines, most of which only had naked chicks in them.
Free downloadable hardcore video everywhere didn't really start until home internet connections got decent, which was, what, late 1990s.
People ten years younger than me got firehosed with porn ten years before me. And they weren't fantasising about hot babes, they were watching those hot babes get boned by someone else.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 30, 2018 01:05 AM (N1ZXu)

551 The last photo-MisHum make fun of poor Miklos, whose car is in the shop for a few days.


Parts for older cars require some days.

Posted by: Miklos, with new/old convertible at August 30, 2018 01:05 AM (zCyNd)

552 After a long absence, the Winnipeg Blue Ballers will return as champions of the Moron Fantasy Football League.

[guesses that no other league members are lurking, and ducks away]

Posted by: logprof at August 30, 2018 01:05 AM (e7oj4)

553 My first car was a 1962 Studebaker Lark. Generator instead of alternator. I had more problems with the relay than you could shake a stick at. When it ran, it ran great. When the relay went out, it didn't run. Pain in the ass.

Posted by: Old Blue at August 30, 2018 01:05 AM (gEvQ8)

554 Daughter Maegan the Virtuous bought a 47 cj3 from Ebay for $600 when she was 18. ( She's 33 now). For only $800 her parents had it shipped to Ca. A $2500 rebuild turned into $10,000 (for her father.) It's now a WWII Jeep (w/ machine gun mount). Question: will I ever learn? Will I ever come out ahead?

Posted by: Charles the Simple at August 30, 2018 01:06 AM (w7U7L)

555 oh, hi wds!
lol. you always seem to wait until i`ve just posted something embarrassing before you say hi.
Or maybe I just post a lot of cringy stuff here...

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 30, 2018 01:07 AM (N1ZXu)

556 I will now envision you dressed as Herb.
Posted by: wooga

In a fish suit

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 30, 2018 12:27 AM (IqV8l)

Calling Doctor Benway....

Posted by: Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard at August 30, 2018 01:07 AM (zCyNd)

557 MY GOD! I've killed the thread! (No, I will not commit seppuku)

Posted by: Old Blue at August 30, 2018 01:07 AM (gEvQ8)

558 Cooking stuff for tomorrow so late to thread. A few quickies.


Before seeing a dong of "compensation", Vietnam can deliver their report on how they've compensated all the "civilians" they murdered, tortured, and drove from their homes, the Chinese expelled in '78, the boat people from '75, those imprisoned and mistreated in "re-education" camps, the ...... Well, you get it. Vietnam can go f**k itself.


I assume the CA idiocy on "emissions" will be abandoned before serious economic decline. But just in case, I've long taken a careful and low-cost approach to doing any improvements at the residence. Not going to tie up one $ more than necessary until the various idiocies are receding.



Posted by: rhomboid at August 30, 2018 01:08 AM (QDnY+)

559 Parts for older cars require some days.
Posted by: Miklos,
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Heh. I have to prowl around backwoods junkyards, crawling under kudzu covered rusty cars, while
watching for snakes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 30, 2018 01:08 AM (CDGwz)

560 My first car was a '75 Plymouth Valiant.

Had a mono tape deck. Had it less than a year, but I missed it. She had . . . personality.

Posted by: logprof at August 30, 2018 01:09 AM (e7oj4)

561 I`m doing... well, I could be doing better. Work is a stress inducer these days. And I have to deal with the insurance because of the hail storms.
I`m going to be at the Labor Day parade hopefully with yard signs!

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 30, 2018 01:09 AM (N1ZXu)

562 My Mom had a 1984 Subaru GL 4wd that she let me drive around the property at age 12. How I learned to drive stick. She had it over 200,000 miles before she traded up.


Is "traded up" how the kids say "transitioned"?

Posted by: longuistically questioning Miklos at August 30, 2018 01:09 AM (zCyNd)

563 a dong of compensation
Posted by: rhomboid


This is something, the Paolo, he does not need.

Posted by: Paolo at August 30, 2018 01:11 AM (P1f+c)

564 I saw Dong of Consolation open for David Bowie at Club Labyrinth in 1988.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 30, 2018 01:13 AM (N1ZXu)

565 This church scandal thinggy does not seem to be dying down - rather, it seems things are unraveling, as they tend to do in situations where massive wrong-doing and massive cover-ups have occurred. A bishop spoke up to say the McCarrick problem has long been known to church authorities, and it's alleged that the pope dismissed a few cardinals who were following established procedure to move against suspected abusers.


If the mullahs fall, there's a red wave in November, and the dim Argentine authoritarian gets booted from the papacy, I will begin to consider the concept of winning-fatigue.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 30, 2018 01:14 AM (QDnY+)

566 Goodnight all! Thanks for the fun chat tonight.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 30, 2018 01:15 AM (km8m2)

567 Hah, BTH, that was a rather obvious slow pitch over the plate for the Horde, I knew someone would make use of it. Just gotta love "dong" as the name for a currency, though.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 30, 2018 01:15 AM (QDnY+)

568 My girlfriend in high school, for her graduation present her folks bought her a 1957 T-Bird porthole car in absolutely beautiful shape. Red and white with red and white leather interior. When I came home from boot camp in 1970, I installed an 8 track tape deck in it for her. I went back to San Diego for Radioman A school and while there, six months later, she wrote me and told me that she had sold the car for $500.00. If she had warned me that she was going to sell it, I could have gotten the money from the credit union. I cried, that's how nice that car was.

Posted by: Old Blue at August 30, 2018 01:16 AM (gEvQ8)

569 Heh. I have to prowl around backwoods junkyards, crawling under kudzu covered rusty cars, while
watching for snakes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 30, 2018 01:08 AM (CDGwz)

Double heh.

I used to ride on the back of a restorer friend's bike, looking for parts n' cars (specifically late 50's Caddys) for restoration and sale to collectors in Germany.

An unmistakable silhouette under a tarp meant paydirt, but it was my job to talk to lady of the household ("said he's gonna fix it, ain't done nothin' for 20 years-500 and take it!") and get the thing loaded and gone before the Old Man got home.

Snakes are easy.

Probably should have done dome cross-marketing with a divorce lawyer.

Posted by: Miklos, on the backwoods of Caroline at August 30, 2018 01:18 AM (zCyNd)

570 "Anyone who drives over 55 is unpatriotic." - Jimmy Carter

Posted by: m at August 30, 2018 12:44 AM (CDGwz)

Agreed.

Posted by: Jimmy's ambulance drivers at August 30, 2018 01:19 AM (zCyNd)

571 I have enough loud Hawaiian shirts to wear for #twoweeks straight.

One wears THE SAME Hawaiian shirt for two weeks straight.

Stare decisis.

Posted by: Judge Kamanawalaeia at August 30, 2018 01:23 AM (zCyNd)

572 If the mullahs fall, there's a red wave in November, and the dim Argentine authoritarian gets booted from the papacy, I will begin to consider the concept of winning-fatigue.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 30, 2018 01:14 AM (QDnY+)

What do the London bookies say?

Posted by: Miklos at the mandatory pub closing time at August 30, 2018 01:26 AM (zCyNd)

573 If the mullahs fall, there's a red wave in November, and the dim Argentine authoritarian gets booted from the papacy, I will begin to consider the concept of winning-fatigue.
Posted by: rhomboid at August 30, 2018 01:14 AM (QDnY+)

--I'll take any *one* of those three, but yeah, 2+ of those would induce win-euphoria, not fatigue.

Posted by: logprof at August 30, 2018 01:27 AM (e7oj4)

574 I buy all of my Hawaiian shirts from RJC of Honolulu.

If you're not having to wear earmuffs to look at my shirt, it's not loud enough.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 30, 2018 01:28 AM (QzJWU)

575 I've been wearing the same two Hawaiian shirts for...uh...a few years now?

What?

They get washed!

Posted by: Robert at August 30, 2018 01:28 AM (Zogyx)

576 Greetings from Tacoma. What a shitty town. None of the streets go where one would expect them to, and the ones that do go somewhere are torn up for construction. And the damned freeways are parking lots.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 30, 2018 01:28 AM (GNZwN)

577 bth.....let me know if you need help

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 30, 2018 01:30 AM (c1nDO)

578 Test.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 30, 2018 01:30 AM (I16G8)

579 I have reason to believe that this thread has been hacked by Magyars, which means close to Russia on a map.

I would write a listicle for Buzfeed about this, if they paid.

I also tried to register Strzok.com, but it's taken.

Posted by: Miklos Mueller at August 30, 2018 01:31 AM (zCyNd)

580 578 Test.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 30, 2018 01:30 AM (I16G
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Nope, nothing. Try it again.

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs, still needs a new Nic! at August 30, 2018 01:31 AM (x7rWu)

581 BREAKING

Mexico-US trade agreement details released

Hawaiian shirts and guayaberas to be duty free, based on cotton content

Posted by: MiklosWatch at August 30, 2018 01:33 AM (zCyNd)

582 Testes, one, two, uh...three?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 30, 2018 01:34 AM (1+GFg)

583 Da Fuq the goofy bimbo infecting the interlude. 100 to 1 she doesnt shut up around the house to the point she drives everyone batshit. I dont raise a finger to women in anger or otherwise but something there just makes me wanna warm up that Louisville slugger which is probably the point of all that art or talent or screwball stupidity.

Posted by: Chew Chew Chrain at August 30, 2018 01:34 AM (VB3Ik)

584 I assume the CA idiocy on "emissions" will be abandoned before serious economic decline. But just in case, I've long taken a careful and low-cost approach to doing any improvements at the residence. Not going to tie up one $ more than necessary until the various idiocies are receding.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 30, 2018 01:08 AM (QDnY+)


Exactly our strategy. Why put money at risk? It's like investing in a domestic Maginot Line.

As for when the idiocies will recede, I dunno. Medicine is making great advances, but ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at August 30, 2018 01:36 AM (Qg0bc)

585 Testes, one, two, uh...three?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 30, 2018 01:34 AM (1+GFg)

Careful with the Axe body spray, Eugene.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at August 30, 2018 01:36 AM (zCyNd)

586 Ive got the most comfortable soft Hawaii shirts by a mile and a half

Posted by: Tommy Bahama at August 30, 2018 01:36 AM (VB3Ik)

587 AoP.


I've been told by one in the know.

When visiting Tacoma, take Lyft/Uber. Let the locals deal with it.

Goes against the grain, I understand of course.

The growth and road construction factor there render all GPS maps, kaput. Locals know what's torn up, what's impassable, and how to avoid.

Hell, if I was driving an RV up there, I'd contract a good Lyft/Uber driver as NAVIGATOR to get me through the damn mess!

Same applies to Houston traffic, Friday night till Monday wee hours.

They shut down entire freeways and freeway junctions, and do construction 24 hrs in shifts on the weekends, just to get major projects done with minimal traffic tie ups.

"Minimal" being a humorous description of the weekend traffic jams for miles around the construction zones.

/rant


Hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX



Posted by: Jim at August 30, 2018 01:36 AM (QzJWU)

588 If the mullahs fall, there's a red wave in November, and the dim Argentine authoritarian gets booted from the papacy, I will begin to consider the concept of winning-fatigue.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 30, 2018 01:14 AM (QDnY+)


Throw in prosecution of Hillarhoid & Co., and you can count me in.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at August 30, 2018 01:37 AM (Qg0bc)

589 Testes one two three four five. Yup got em all here.

Posted by: Cankles at August 30, 2018 01:38 AM (VB3Ik)

590 ...Ive got the most comfortable soft Hawaii shirts by a mile and a half

Posted by: Tommy Bahama at August 30, 2018 01:36 AM (VB3Ik)



I have the 100% Cotton, and you have not.


/gatling gun



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 30, 2018 01:38 AM (QzJWU)

591 Greetings from Tacoma.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 30, 2018 01:28 AM (GNZwN)


Do the Puyallup!!!!

Posted by: Adriane the State Fair Critic ... at August 30, 2018 01:40 AM (AoK0a)

592 Magyars
Posted by: Miklos Mueller at August 30, 2018 01:31 AM (zCyNd)

Watch your language!

Posted by: Robert at August 30, 2018 01:40 AM (Zogyx)

593 Same applies to Houston traffic, Friday night till Monday wee hours.

They shut down entire freeways and freeway junctions, and do construction 24 hrs in shifts on the weekends, just to get major projects done with minimal traffic tie ups.

"Minimal" being a humorous description of the weekend traffic jams for miles around the construction zones.
/rant
Hasta la nite nite, Horde!

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at August 30, 2018 01:36 AM (QzJWU)


Famiglia Guevara and I were recently driving from Alabama to Florida where we came across a stretch of freeway with signs reading "Congested Area."

There were five cars, total, in view from horizon to horizon, counting both directions. Just like SoCal rush hour. /sarc

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at August 30, 2018 01:40 AM (Qg0bc)

594 Good night Jim

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 30, 2018 01:40 AM (c1nDO)

595 Posted by: Adriane the State Fair Critic ... at August 30, 2018 01:40 AM (AoK0a)

Try the deep friend butter yet?

Posted by: Robert at August 30, 2018 01:40 AM (Zogyx)

596 I'm surprised someone hasn't called the cops on the old man.

Course they live in the neighborhood so they probably know him.

Don't try this in an urban setting.

Posted by: jakee308 at August 30, 2018 01:42 AM (nwORd)

597 2 for 1 Kia's is still a thing, heard the ad on the radio not too long ago. No idea what the fine print is(speed talker at the end was impossible to decipher)

Posted by: A dude in MI at August 30, 2018 01:44 AM (SxBH1)

598 Watch your language!

Posted by: Robert at August 30, 2018 01:40 AM (Zogyx)

Colorful words in Magyar are only used for the morning , because JJ Sefton is also magyar understanding.

On the ONT, only nicest of language, as always.

Posted by: Ever so polite Miklos, because sometimes a little Bourbon is better than more at August 30, 2018 01:45 AM (zCyNd)

599 I don't know what to think or expect WRT prosecution of the Clinton crime wave itself. I know this contrasts with most at the HQ who have seen the future and know how it all turns out.


I do know that if, in the end, there are *not* prosecutions of at least some of the elements of the crime wave - and collateral crime sprees like the Keystone Coup attempt - then the republic will have been damaged in an unprecedented way.



Posted by: rhomboid at August 30, 2018 01:45 AM (QDnY+)

600 There were five cars, total, in view from horizon to horizon, counting both directions.


This should be a song lyric.

Or maybe the one acid trip I had with Kerouac is coming back....

Posted by: Mellow Miklos at August 30, 2018 01:49 AM (zCyNd)

601 I'm done Horde. Be well.

Jim. WTAF?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at August 30, 2018 01:50 AM (I16G8)

602 I have a vehicle, so uber/lyft is out of the question. Besides, don't have the apps, and won't get them.

I have sort of figured out how to get to the TacomaDome area from my motel, without going on I5, so there's that. MapQuest works real wonky with this netbook I have. Needs a mouse, not a touchpad.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 30, 2018 01:52 AM (1+GFg)

603 2 for 1 Kia's is still a thing, heard the ad on the
radio not too long ago. No idea what the fine print is(speed talker at
the end was impossible to decipher)

Posted by: A dude in MI at August 30, 2018 01:44 AM (SxBH1)

A Kia for you, and a Kia for you, and a Kia for....

Posted by: Okra Wimpfree at August 30, 2018 01:54 AM (1+GFg)

604 Or maybe the one acid trip I had with Kerouac is coming back....
Read some Kerouac and it put me on the tracks to burn a little brighter now
Something about roman candles fizzing out, shine a little light on me now

Found a strange fascination with a liquid fixation, alcohol can thrill me now

It's getting late in the game to show any pride or shame

I just burn a little brighter now, burn a little brighter now

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at August 30, 2018 01:54 AM (IcT7t)

605 TacomaDome

One only can guess at what depravities the initiates engage in there.


*shudder*

*vicarious thrill*

Posted by: Mornin' Miklos at August 30, 2018 01:55 AM (zCyNd)

606 *shudder*



*vicarious thrill*





Posted by: Mornin' Miklos at August 30, 2018 01:55 AM (zCyNd)

Orca orchidectomies?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 30, 2018 02:00 AM (GNZwN)

607 Orca orchidectomies?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 30, 2018 02:00 AM (GNZwN)


*quickly searches Ebay for plus-sized discount implements*

Posted by: Ebayin' Mornin' Miklos at August 30, 2018 02:04 AM (zCyNd)

608 Tacoma dome looks like your generic sportsball stadium. With, of course, totally inadequate parking, and a transit station, just like all such venues. Across the street, is the LeMay Auto Museum, which is supposed to be pretty good, and even famous. But I have half a mind to boycott it, just because the damned town sucks so badly.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 30, 2018 02:05 AM (1+GFg)

609 McCain couldn't abide Trump's becoming President. Maybe even more than Hillary, who was psychotically fixated on it. But McCain thought he was ordained, and above us mere mortals.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 29, 2018 10:47 PM (1UZdv)


Yep. I thought McCain's tremendous animosity towards Trump was because the 'oafish buffoon' Trump did something he could not do: Win the Presidency. I also think this is part of the basis for some of the animosity Hillarity! has exhibited towards Trump. Plus, each had a sense of entitlement to be President -- and lost.

Posted by: RickZ at August 30, 2018 02:08 AM (8lsuS)

610 Famiglia Guevara and I were recently driving from Alabama to Florida where we came across a stretch of freeway with signs reading "Congested Area."
------------

It's on account of the mold/mildew carried by the swamp miasma.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 30, 2018 02:10 AM (xSo9G)

611 Tacoma. Huh.

If only you could fly there.

Posted by: Non-Unionized Boeing Employee in Charleston at August 30, 2018 02:10 AM (zCyNd)

612 I just burn a little brighter now, burn a little brighter now

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at August 30, 2018 01:54 AM (IcT7t)

Cool, man
Got some drums here
Somewhere

Posted by: Maynard B. Krebs at August 30, 2018 02:13 AM (zCyNd)

613 Hey-

Have you seen that viral Youtube "When Hitler found out this ONT thread is mort"?

Also, LIFE ENHANCING VITAMINS AND ONE WEIRD TRICK

Posted by: ONT mortician Miklos at August 30, 2018 02:20 AM (zCyNd)

614 I will think of you when I drive thru Lodi tomorrow. Hopefully I will not have the same fate as you.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 29, 2018 11:27 PM (QTZdv)
--------------------------------------Hey, be sure to wave -- I have an uncle buried there -- WWII vetAnd, MisHum, did you see this one?
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/2018/08/27/2-pastors-who-pulled-over-flat-tire-questioned-guns-drugs/1067496002/Lotta line breaks there -- save for Sun. Gun Thread??

Posted by: Cheese Lurker at August 30, 2018 02:21 AM (j3frD)

615 "Six reasons this ONT died"

Posted by: Listicles 'R Us at August 30, 2018 02:23 AM (zCyNd)

616 Well, I figured out where I am, and how to get to the Tacoma Dome from here. Pacific Av. is the connector road that I must use. And there is a cheap-gas Arco station a few blocks south of my motel's road corner on Pacific. So I have it in my mind's eye now. The Bing map works better than \mapquest's one.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 30, 2018 02:28 AM (GNZwN)

617 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 30, 2018 02:28 AM (GNZwN)

--Wow, ARCO still exists somewhere.

Sunoco around the corner?

Posted by: logprof at August 30, 2018 02:32 AM (e7oj4)

618 --Wow, ARCO still exists somewhere.



Sunoco around the corner?

Posted by: logprof at August 30, 2018 02:32 AM (e7oj4)

They are "Narco" in Mexico.
Gas Buddy says Chevron is nearby, but more expensive.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 30, 2018 02:34 AM (GNZwN)

619 For any purposes, ("purposes" to be defined hereafter) this comment may, or may not constitute a "comment" as understood under either any provision of common or statutory law, without derogation, or abrogation of any right of derogation, regardless of any right, expressed or implied, of any right of abrogation or derogation of any right.

Posted by: Miklos, the law school janitor at August 30, 2018 02:34 AM (zCyNd)

620 Hola! Que pasa? Another night of work and one of my guys laid out. Just found out he'll be gone for next three days. And I could really use the help in the next few days. Oh well.

Posted by: Traveling Man &&&& at August 30, 2018 02:36 AM (qZaw2)

621 Damn, word salad loaded with arugala and kale with a touch of pretentiousness.

Posted by: Traveling Man &&&& at August 30, 2018 02:38 AM (qZaw2)

622 https://youtu.be/Mt9FG9YjBMM

I am totally not stalking 1992 era Jennifer Connelly. I like the song.....and Jennifer Connelly.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 30, 2018 02:38 AM (pY+s4)

623 --Wow, ARCO still exists somewhere.

They do, and the ones around here will charge an axtra 45 cents for using your card at the pump.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at August 30, 2018 02:40 AM (IcT7t)

624 They do, and the ones around here will charge an axtra 45 cents for using your card at the pump.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at August 30, 2018 02:40 AM (IcT7t)


Cheap at the price.

Posted by: CardSkimmersChinaTek at August 30, 2018 02:42 AM (zCyNd)

625 And they were way outnumbered by the absolute fiascos, like the early 80's Oldsmobile Diesel project, which averaged blowing the engine and needing a complete drivetrain replacement within 15,000 miles.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 30, 2018 12:02 AM (V2Yro)


In that timeframe, my parents bought an Olds Delta 88 diesel. While it may have gotten decent mileage, it simply had no get up and go. Accelerating onto the interstate was a challenge that could be 'white-knuckle' fear-inducing. A one horsepower horse had more get up and go.

Posted by: RickZ at August 30, 2018 02:44 AM (8lsuS)

626 Well, I am in a bit better frame of mind now. I fell confident that I can hop in the 'burb, drive out of the motel, and head to the event site without any mis-steps, or without embarking upon the dread I-5, border-to-border parking lot.

I will finish my beer, and call it a night.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 30, 2018 02:45 AM (GNZwN)

627
https://youtu.be/Mt9FG9YjBMM



I am totally not stalking 1992 era Jennifer Connelly. I like the song.....and Jennifer Connelly.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 30, 2018 02:38 AM (pY+s4)


If there was ever a more perfect set of tank top titties on this planet......

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 30, 2018 02:45 AM (9Om/r)

628 the absolute fiascos

Note to self:

start band

Learn maybe guitar

Hey guys-we got a name already

Posted by: Alternative Miklos at August 30, 2018 02:47 AM (zCyNd)

629 In that timeframe, my parents bought an Olds Delta
88 diesel. While it may have gotten decent mileage, it simply had no
get up and go. Accelerating onto the interstate was a challenge that
could be 'white-knuckle' fear-inducing. A one horsepower horse had more
get up and go.

Posted by: RickZ at August 30, 2018 02:44 AM (8lsuS)

To be totally fair to GM, not all of that was due to faulty design by GM. Many of the Diesel Olds buyers had never before had any experience with Diesel engines, and did not know how to treat them to keep them alive. Some people got very long service out of those engines. The later 6.2 and 6.5 liter Diesels they put in their pickups were quite stout, and I have had good luck with them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 30, 2018 02:51 AM (1+GFg)

630 Many of the Diesel Olds buyers had never before had any experience with Diesel engines,


Heh.

A friend's family bought a diesel Peugeot in New Orleans in the '80's (Nawlins, French, no logic here) and the girl filled it with gasoline once.


Not a big problem, compared to the other way around. I told her, no, you didn't damage the engine,, you cleaned it.

Posted by: Miklos, loking his new/old VW Cabrio at August 30, 2018 02:55 AM (zCyNd)

631 A friend's family bought a diesel Peugeot in New
Orleans in the '80's (Nawlins, French, no logic here) and the girl
filled it with gasoline once.





Not a big problem, compared to the other way around. I told her, no, you didn't damage the engine,, you cleaned it.

Posted by: Miklos, loking his new/old VW Cabrio at August 30, 2018 02:55 AM (zCyNd)

She got lucky. Gasoline can destroy the injection pump, because it has zero lubricating properties. Diesel fuel in a gasoline engine usually will just make it stop running, unless the driver keeps his foot in it while it is knocking badly.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 30, 2018 03:01 AM (GNZwN)

632 Yeah, shall Satan be cheated of his goal this night.


Posted by: Cotton "Miklos" Mather at August 30, 2018 03:01 AM (zCyNd)

633 Putting gas in a diesel is bad news. I had one catch on fire with me last year when the previous renter of the vehicle turned it in and filled it with gas instead of diesel. Gasoline burns a lot hotter than diesel. According to the mechanic, I melted a couple of cylinders.

Posted by: Traveling Man &&&& at August 30, 2018 03:03 AM (qZaw2)

634 622 https://youtu.be/Mt9FG9YjBMM

I am totally not stalking 1992 era Jennifer Connelly. I like the song.....and Jennifer Connelly.
Posted by: Puddleglum at August 30, 2018 02:38 AM (pY+s4)

--Jennifer Connelly is hot.

Ever seen the movie version of He's Just Not That Into You?

A mostly entertaining fluffy flick, but the plotline of it that annoyed me most was the character who was mad that he was somehow "tricked" into marrying the Jennifer Connelly character.

Dude, cry me a fucking river.

Posted by: logprof at August 30, 2018 03:03 AM (e7oj4)

635 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 30, 2018 03:01 AM (GNZwN)

Uh, if it's not inconvenient, could you stop in for an hour or so in South Carolina tomorrow? You, I and my mechanic should talk.

I'll buy lunch, even if it involves Canadian dairy products or arugula.

Posted by: Miklos with his first drop top that is a car at August 30, 2018 03:06 AM (zCyNd)

636 The Wailin' Jennys -- "Bright Morning Stars"

https://youtu.be/wwavvDfviQ0

Posted by: logprof at August 30, 2018 03:07 AM (e7oj4)

637 Putting gas in a diesel is bad news. I had one catch
on fire with me last year when the previous renter of the vehicle
turned it in and filled it with gas instead of diesel. Gasoline burns a
lot hotter than diesel. According to the mechanic, I melted a couple of
cylinders.

Posted by: Traveling Man at August 30, 2018 03:03 AM (qZaw2)

Ran right out of fuel one time in my '96 Diesel Suburban. I had a jug of ATF with me in the truck, so I dumped that in the tank, after a lot of cranking to re-prime the injector pump, it started, and ran like a pup. Got us to the service station in Umatilla, too. My old trucker buddy, riding with me, said "I don't believe this is happening!"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 30, 2018 03:11 AM (1+GFg)

638 I was driving a 26' box truck. It was loaded with Christmas tree greenery. Luckily I had a fire extinguisher and was able to put out the fire shooting out of the exaust under the truck. That would have been one hell of a blaze on Indian Hwy. in Jupiter, FL.

Posted by: Traveling Man &&&& at August 30, 2018 03:15 AM (qZaw2)

639 FOR THE PLANET+FOR THE PEOPLE


All non-state vehicles must be fueled only from carbon-free arugula compost and dead white men's moustache wax!

Posted by: Miklos Ocasio-Cortez-Jeong-Mao at August 30, 2018 03:16 AM (zCyNd)

640 Has Sarah Palin had anything to say about the death of McCain?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 30, 2018 03:17 AM (GNZwN)

641 640 - She spoke respectfully. Considering ...

Posted by: Adriane the Bread and Circus Funeral Critic ... at August 30, 2018 03:21 AM (AoK0a)

642 634: I've seen "Career Opportunities" a few times over the years. Jennifer Connelly is very memorable. I really don't remember much about the movie except her.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 30, 2018 03:21 AM (pY+s4)

643 Has Sarah Palin had anything to say about the death of McCain?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 30, 2018 03:17 AM (GNZwN)

I understand that she was not invited to the funeral, but will make a private visit to the gravesite. And when a girl's gotta go.....

Posted by: Miklos a stickler for protocol at August 30, 2018 03:21 AM (zCyNd)

644 Very most excellent stuff

Posted by: Lava Land at August 30, 2018 03:24 AM (FJrl0)

645 I don't think "Space Age Love Song" was even in the soundtrack for "Career Opportunities". Still, damn fine ear worm of a song. Especially with a video of a young Jennifer Connelly roller skating around a Target.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 30, 2018 03:24 AM (pY+s4)

646 She spoke respectfully. Considering ...

Posted by: Adriane the Bread and Circus Funeral Critic ... at August 30, 2018 03:21 AM (AoK0a)
"He was the nicest cranky old Senator who ever asked me to be his running mate in a phony run for President."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 30, 2018 03:29 AM (1+GFg)

647 I am listening to Coast to Coast, and the crazy of the day, and comparing what they say to what my car mechanic has told me. One of the two is from this planet....


I fear that I will make a small speech to the mechanic, based on Hirohito 1945

"We must accept the unimaginable, and bear the unbearable..."

Posted by: Miklos, who only wants a fun beach car better than a Trabi at August 30, 2018 03:29 AM (zCyNd)

648 "We must accept the unimaginable, and bear the unbearable..."

Posted by: Miklos, who only wants a fun beach car better than a Trabi at August 30, 2018 03:29 AM (zCyNd)

A fun beach car better than a Trabi? You need a Mini-Moke.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 30, 2018 03:34 AM (GNZwN)

649 640 Has Sarah Palin had anything to say about the death of McCain?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 30, 2018 03:17 AM (GNZwN)

641 640 - She spoke respectfully. Considering ...
Posted by: Adriane the Bread and Circus Funeral Critic ... at August 30, 2018 03:21 AM (AoK0a)

--Looking back at 2008 . . . [good gravy, has it already been a decade hence?!] what a ridiculous dog and pony show the GOPe put on. Total BOHICA.

That was how we got Trump.

Juan is fucked, but perhaps Megan McCheese can redeem herself.

Posted by: logprof at August 30, 2018 03:35 AM (e7oj4)

650 Well, my beer is all gone, and I am going to go to bed. Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 30, 2018 03:40 AM (GNZwN)

651 A fun beach car better than a Trabi? You need a Mini-Moke.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 30, 2018 03:34 AM (GNZwN)

Actually, they made a few convertible Trabis. The last I saw were for rent by the hour in Greece.


Oddly, Trabis have become a bit expensive-more than the 2001 VW Cabrio I just bought. It is still the only car with a two stroke engine that I can think of.

Posted by: Miklos, who only wants a fun beach car better than a Trabi at August 30, 2018 03:40 AM (zCyNd)

652 Get thee behind me, Satan!!

Posted by: Aunt Miklos Esther Waters at August 30, 2018 03:46 AM (zCyNd)

653 Get thee behind me, Satan!!

Posted by: Aunt Miklos Esther Waters at August 30, 2018 03:46 AM (zCyNd)


I'd rather have the bastard in front of me so I can keep an eye on him. Getting Satan behind thee means you really, really have to watch out for that barbed cock of Satan. No bending over to tie your shoes or any sort of bending over.

Posted by: RickZ at August 30, 2018 03:52 AM (8lsuS)

654 Posted by: RickZ at August 30, 2018 03:52 AM (8lsuS)


With respect to your logic, one might point out the former politician, known as Hussein, who is now behind us, but will plague us.

I say leave his behind behind.

Posted by: Uncle Fred "Miklos" Sanford at August 30, 2018 04:00 AM (zCyNd)

655 Got a .44 magnum in solid steel cast, mmm thought of Elvis and just let it blast til that TV lay in pieces at my feet. They arrested me for disturbing the all mighty peace. The judge said, What you got for your defense Son? And I said...57 channels and nothing on.

Posted by: Traveling Man &&&& at August 30, 2018 04:08 AM (qZaw2)

656 And I said...57 channels and nothing on.

Posted by: Traveling Man &&&& at August 30, 2018 04:08 AM (qZaw2)


Only 57 channels? Must be that cardboard cable package I keep hearing about.

Posted by: RickZ at August 30, 2018 04:11 AM (8lsuS)

657 Good morning folks.

Posted by: Sumdumchief at August 30, 2018 05:11 AM (h+glI)

658 Top o the morning. Darn... thought my breath stank or something.

Posted by: Traveling Man &&&& at August 30, 2018 05:13 AM (qZaw2)

659 Thought I'd finish the demo on the restroom tonight, but the plumber has a big ass hole in the middle of the floor and the rest is covered with the spoil that has to go back in after he runs his pipe and gets an inspection.

Posted by: Traveling Man &&&& at August 30, 2018 05:16 AM (qZaw2)

660 Morning, Peeps

Posted by: fluffy at August 30, 2018 05:16 AM (cHbmY)

661 I predict a flurry of comments.

Posted by: fluffy at August 30, 2018 05:17 AM (cHbmY)

662 >>> the plumber has a big ass hole

He really needs a belt.

Posted by: fluffy at August 30, 2018 05:17 AM (cHbmY)

663 He really needs a belt.
Posted by: fluffy at August 30, 2018 05:17 AM (cHbmY)

That...or some suspenders.

Posted by: Traveling Man &&&& at August 30, 2018 05:32 AM (qZaw2)

664 Plumbers have been the butt of cruel humor for a long, long time.

Posted by: Sumdumchief at August 30, 2018 05:36 AM (h+glI)

665 I predict a flurry of comments.

Posted by: fluffy at August 30, 2018 05:17 AM (cHbmY)

Eh...just a few flakes.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 30, 2018 05:38 AM (ZkMFn)

666 Eh...just a few flakes.

Ive always liked recognition. Well done!

Posted by: Sumdumchief at August 30, 2018 05:42 AM (h+glI)

667 A plumber is just a carpenter with his brains knocked out.

Posted by: Traveling Man &&&& at August 30, 2018 05:48 AM (qZaw2)

668 Carpentry was not a highly demanded skill set in the navy, but every ship I served in had a carpenters shop. Tradition, I reckon.

Posted by: Sumdumchief at August 30, 2018 05:53 AM (h+glI)

669 Why the hell am I up this early??


Time to make some coffee and prepare for the fresh horrors today will more than likely unleash.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 30, 2018 05:59 AM (kT3/m)

670 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 29, 2018 11:04 PM (CDGwz)
Posted by: m at August 30, 2018 12:44 AM (CDGwz)

Mike Hammer, nic thief!!!

Posted by: m at August 30, 2018 06:00 AM (CwOPz)

671 That was how we got Trump.

It's a wonder The Establishment lionizes McCain. His VP choice started the ball rolling as we started to realize "hey, we're not alone! There's a lot of us!"

Posted by: t-bird at August 30, 2018 06:01 AM (f6lTY)

672 We the willing, led by the unknowing, have been doing so much, with so little, for so long, are now capable of doing almost anything, with nothing.

Posted by: Sumdumchief at August 30, 2018 06:04 AM (h+glI)

673 Mcstablishment. And no others.

Posted by: Sumdumchief at August 30, 2018 06:05 AM (h+glI)

674 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 30, 2018 06:11 AM (hyuyC)

675 616
Well, I figured out where I am, and how to get to the Tacoma Dome from
here. Pacific Av. is the connector road that I must use. And there is a
cheap-gas Arco station a few blocks south of my motel's road corner on
Pacific. So I have it in my mind's eye now. The Bing map works better
than \mapquest's one.


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 30, 2018 02:28 AM (GNZwN)

Hi AOP,

You are about 25 minutes away from where I live right now. Hope you are enjoying the area. The LeMay Car Museum will be open during the day and is next door to the Tacoma Dome. Highly recommended if you enjoy a massive collection of old and unique cars. Part of the largest single car collection of US cars anywhere.
Johnny's Dock is a good restaurant with good seafood about 4 blocks away from LeMay's museum, down D street. Also, there are a number of restaurants on Ruston Way, right on the Sound about 10 minutes away.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 30, 2018 06:14 AM (UsCnO)

676 >>> It's a wonder The Establishment lionizes McCain.

They think we don't remember 10 years ago when he was literally Hitler.

D.C. is truly a bubble.

Posted by: fluffy at August 30, 2018 06:16 AM (cHbmY)

677 I had seen this last night. I wonder if Cynthia Nixon will pounce, if it's not to chilly.

"Cuomo halted an investigation into the Manhattan DA's handling of the Harvey Weinstein case just as the law firm representing the Hollywood producer gave Cuomo's campaign $25,000."

Posted by: Bruce at August 30, 2018 06:17 AM (8ikIW)

678 Spent 3 hrs in the Tacoma dome, birds in the rafters, tweety tweets. 1985

Posted by: d9 at August 30, 2018 06:20 AM (WX+x0)

679 see Blanco cartoon at lucianne.com very nice dump on gooober

Posted by: d9 at August 30, 2018 06:22 AM (WX+x0)

680 CA will next pass a law outlawing gravity. They currently still get most of their generation from coal. They also buy a LOT from WA State which will dry up soon. They don't allow new hydro damns and their geothermal gamble has been a bust and so has their massive solar operation in the desert. They have also decided to phase out their last remaining nuke plant. Thanks to all these failing programs they have some of the highest electricity rates in the country (15.4 cents/kw). Most of their customers are saved from this by living in that 50 mile stretch next to the Pacific ocean which has mild weather. Too bad for those who live further inland and need A/C. And too bad that 50 mile stretch is who elects all those raving lunatic liberals.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 30, 2018 06:22 AM (mpXpK)

681 Good Morning!

What time is the EMT?

Posted by: ALH at August 30, 2018 06:23 AM (6Zmow)

682 Yesterday it was just after 7 where it used to be most of the time.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 30, 2018 06:25 AM (mpXpK)

683 679 see Blanco cartoon at lucianne.com very nice dump on gooober
Posted by: d9 at August 30, 2018 06:22 AM (WX+x0)

Donny Two Scoops will have more flexibility to make some personnel changes after the elections.

Posted by: ALH at August 30, 2018 06:25 AM (6Zmow)

684 * wakes up
* drinks coffee

* looks for red meat

* pounces!

Posted by: Ripley at August 30, 2018 06:25 AM (MxEKc)

685 680. California has been defying realty for way to long. Truly the land of fruits and nuts.

Posted by: Sumdumchief at August 30, 2018 06:25 AM (h+glI)

686 Sumdumchief

On my ships there were Welding / Hull Technician shops, with space for machinery repair. A MR was needed on ships. Any carpentry, usually for ornamental stuff like mahogany railing on bridge wings, was farmed out to a SIMA. The DC shoring was handled by HTs and later by DCs.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 30, 2018 06:26 AM (hyuyC)

687 Thanks, Vic.
We have been having guest EMT COB's this week.

Posted by: ALH at August 30, 2018 06:26 AM (6Zmow)

688 685
680. California has been defying realty for way to long. Truly the land of fruits and nuts.

Posted by: Sumdumchief at August 30, 2018 06:25 AM (h+glI)

When I lived in Castro Valley despite high rates our electricity bill was very low simply because we only used it for lighting, cooking, and cloths washing. You did not need A/C in the summer and heating in the winter was on natural gas which was also cheap in CA.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 30, 2018 06:31 AM (mpXpK)

689 Vic We Have No Party

Nuclear power is the way to go for energy density, less damage to birds, and clean air. The technical issues involved in waste issue was solved in 1980.

But this issue illustrates how the Left is a religion, with harmful dogma that affects everyone.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 30, 2018 06:31 AM (hyuyC)

690 NCD, Hull Maintenance Technicians, expert welders, fabricators and gamblers. Witnessed many a grown man cry after a payday craps game in the HT shop.

Posted by: Sumdumchief at August 30, 2018 06:32 AM (h+glI)

691 Power use in WA state is way, way up, particularly in central WA, Wenatchee, Yakima, Chelan. The bitcoin miners have saturated the area, first buying empty large fruit warehouses. The industrial power was already there to keep tons of apples in previous years. They are air conditioned, and can support the power needed for the banks of computers to mine for bitcoins. The land of cheap power is all full up.

Now, every big place is full, the county has a new power substation that has already hit it's capacity before it opens. Locals are pissed. There is a moratorium on any new permits for computer farms. It's a mess.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 30, 2018 06:32 AM (UsCnO)

692 689 Nuclear power is the way to go for energy density,
less damage to birds, and clean air. The technical issues involved in
waste issue was solved in 1980.



But this issue illustrates how the Left is a religion, with harmful dogma that affects everyone.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 30, 2018 06:31 AM (hyuyC)

There never was a "technical" issue on waste. That was a political issue brought on by the eco-nazis and the Democrat Party bowing down to them. The eco-nazis openly admitted that their intent was to raise the net generation cost to drive them out of business by economic means.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 30, 2018 06:34 AM (mpXpK)

693 Were solved.

Vitrification in pyrex logs, put in drums, salt dome or Yucca Flat isolation. The hundreds of thousand years needed is only true for a very small portion of the waste.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 30, 2018 06:34 AM (hyuyC)

694 1) Later 80's K-Cars were excellent. Chrysler fixed every mechanical issue by 86.

2) I looked up the labor data on healthcare workers. The labor pool of primary workers was still growing as of 2016, but secondary worker labor pool stopped growing in 2010. The overall effect was the primary workers doing more secondary work. There is about a 98% correlation between healthcare worker employment levels and the mortality rate.

3) McCain was always an ass, not inviting Palin sounds like something he would do.

Posted by: MAGA at August 30, 2018 06:34 AM (/8RAd)

695 > Might get stuck in Lodi again.

Hmm... wasn't that Lodi, CA? Best known as the location of the Hotel California.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI at August 30, 2018 06:35 AM (TM5Iv)

696 Vic We Have No Party

Yes. I meant a solution that would appease the most concerned program manager type, not our New Left barbarians.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 30, 2018 06:36 AM (hyuyC)

697 693
Were solved.



Vitrification in pyrex logs, put in drums, salt dome or Yucca Flat
isolation. The hundreds of thousand years needed is only true for a
very small portion of the waste.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 30, 2018 06:34 AM (hyuyC)

I once had a text book that examined the "waste issue". One of the facts mentioned in the book that you NEVER see from the MFM is that the spent fuel from a power plant is less radioactive after 300 years than the original uranium that was mined for it. So when you hear the millions of years BS know that it is BS.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 30, 2018 06:37 AM (mpXpK)

698 I looked at the GoFundMe site for the restaurant in town that is failing and needs new equipment. So far after a week...drum roll... 1500 dollars of the 200,000 they're looking for.

I don't believe it's going to happen

Posted by: Bruce at August 30, 2018 06:39 AM (8ikIW)

699 One of the facts mentioned in the book that you NEVER see from the MFM is that the spent fuel from a power plant is less radioactive after 300 years than the original uranium that was mined for it. So when you hear the millions of years BS know that it is BS.
Posted by: Vic

Probably an ancient document, written by a white man.

Pffftt

Posted by: Bruce at August 30, 2018 06:40 AM (8ikIW)

700 Katz wrote an email to the station, obtained by the Times, saying that working conditions are "notoriously sexist when it comes to room temperature, so we just want to make sure we're all on the same page here."



Put on some clothes then you ignorant bint.

Women - silk dress, commando

Men - cotton socks, underwear, undershirt, dress shirt, wool slacks, wool coat, silk tie

And eat a real meal every now and then.


Morning all.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 30, 2018 06:42 AM (oUkrT)

701
Nuclear power is the way to go for energy
density, less damage to birds, and clean air. The technical issues
involved in waste issue was solved in 1980.



But this issue illustrates how the Left is a religion, with harmful dogma that affects everyone.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 30, 2018 06:31 AM (hyuyC)
--------------

Bill Gates is involved with bringing Thorium reactor power, with a company called TerraPower. Their first reactor is supposed to go live in about 4 years. Thorium salt reactors are much safer than nukes. This could be a big breakthrough. It is a proven technology from 50 years ago that was put on the shelf because it didn't also make huge nuke bombs.
These thorium reactors make a lot of sense, cost less, and are safer.

Bird approved.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 30, 2018 06:42 AM (UsCnO)

702 Califiornication wants a 3rd senator!

https://variety.com/2018/politics/news/beto-o-rourke-hollywood-ted-cruz-1202869032/

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 30, 2018 06:42 AM (JFO2v)

703 You folks have a great day, Im going to meet my new surgeon this morning. Hoping he has a moronic sense of humor, and keeps me in stitches...

Posted by: Sumdumchief at August 30, 2018 06:43 AM (h+glI)

704
Bill Gates is involved with bringing Thorium reactor power, with a company called TerraPower. Their first reactor is supposed to go live in about 4 years. Thorium salt reactors are much safer than nukes. This could be a big breakthrough. It is a proven technology from 50 years ago that was put on the shelf because it didn't also make huge nuke bombs.
These thorium reactors make a lot of sense, cost less, and are safer.

Bird approved.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 30, 2018 06:42 AM (UsCnO)

/---/--


We shall see. Reality will be a bitch.

Posted by: MAGA at August 30, 2018 06:43 AM (/8RAd)

705 > The eco-nazis openly admitted that their intent was to raise the net generation cost to drive them out of business by economic means.

Scratch an eco-nazi idea (or any idea of the modern left) deep enough and you'll find a Soviet dezinformatsiya agitprop operation at its root, designed explicitly to damage the United States.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI at August 30, 2018 06:44 AM (TM5Iv)

706 Morning has broken....

morning report that is

NOOD

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at August 30, 2018 06:45 AM (CE6iV)

707 701 leftcoast

I never understood why we did not use small navy style reactors. They can be mass produced. The people to run them are very well trained.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 30, 2018 06:45 AM (JFO2v)

708 Vic We Have No Party

When I retire, I'm thinking of writing stories of the America that could have been.

Eisenhower sees all these issues, and makes wise decisions.
We are mining asteroids, power is nuclear and abundant. The Earth is clean and prosperous. Gambling involves bets on science groups to get the Nobel Prize. There is no race or SJW issues at all. The US is full of individuals and self-governed citizens. And $20 - 40 trillion of national output has not been wasted.

On the story, there are a couple of writers that describe the world we live in. Those authors are derided for their unlikely and extreme horror tales.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 30, 2018 06:45 AM (hyuyC)

709 > Put on some clothes then you ignorant bint.

Yes. Women can wear a much wider variety of clothing in a business environment than men can.

But somehow this is a conspiracy of men to harm women.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI at August 30, 2018 06:46 AM (TM5Iv)

710 MAGA yes K cars were good vehicles after the bugs worked out. Good basic transportation. Lee Iacocca brought the plans for that car when he was booted from Ford.

Posted by: clutch at August 30, 2018 06:46 AM (kiSdp)

711 Bill Gates is involved with bringing Thorium reactor
power, with a company called TerraPower. Their first reactor is
supposed to go live in about 4 years. Thorium salt reactors are much
safer than nukes. This could be a big breakthrough. It is a proven
technology from 50 years ago that was put on the shelf because it didn't
also make huge nuke bombs.
These thorium reactors make a lot of sense, cost less, and are safer.

Bird approved.




Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 30, 2018 06:42 AM (UsCnO)

Thorium salts are no less or more safe than the standard U-235/U-238 mix for fuel. Just a different isotope that will fission.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 30, 2018 06:48 AM (mpXpK)

712 Now, every big place is full, the county has a new power substation that has already hit it's capacity before it opens. Locals are pissed. There is a moratorium on any new permits for computer farms. It's a mess.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg


What about for grow houses for pot farms?

Posted by: rickb223 at August 30, 2018 06:52 AM (oUkrT)

713 > Thorium salts are no less or more safe than the standard U-235/U-238 mix for fuel. Just a different isotope that will fission.

It's not the thorium cycle itself that makes it safer, it's the reactor design. A liquid fluoride thorium reactor ("molten salt") works by pumping molten thorium salts through a moderator core. The liquid is only critical while it's inside the moderator, making it inherently safer. If the pump quits, all the fuel drains down into a sump, where it's not critical any more.

Having the fuel in liquid form also makes it convenient to separate out waste nuclides and (in a breeder design) generated fuel on a continuous basis, meaning that the plant doesn't need to shut down for refueling/reprocessing.

Also, the molten salt can transfer heat at atmospheric pressure. No need for high-pressure pipes full of radioactive steam.

There's a lot to like about the idea, really.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI at August 30, 2018 07:09 AM (TM5Iv)

714 713 There's a lot to like about the idea, really.





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI at August 30, 2018 07:09 AM (TM5Iv)

That kind of design was tried with liquid Sodium decades ago. Massive fail.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 30, 2018 07:22 AM (mpXpK)

715 > That kind of design was tried with liquid Sodium decades ago. Massive fail.

No, the liquid sodium reactors just used it as coolant, not fuel. Also, they were fast neutron reactors, not thermal neutron reactors. Totally different technology and principle of operation.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI at August 30, 2018 07:27 AM (TM5Iv)

716 MOONBEAM BROWN AND HIS FELLOW DEMOCRATS ARE SCREWING UP THE GOLDEN STATE

Posted by: Tamaa the bird 1000 Voices at August 30, 2018 04:22 PM (wGqjj)

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