Late Summer Saturday Open Thread September 8 [KT]

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Good morning! Thanks to Dr_No for the graphic above. Especially fitting with the recent kerfuffle over a giant corporation promoting a guy who promotes socialists. Below, a random assortment of topics for the week after Labor Day.

What will you wear now?

Used to be that the upper crust changed their wardrobes after Labor Day. Hope no socialists derailed your Labor Day Weekend. We have been hearing about the jobs of certain Asian factory workers whose working conditions are not great this week. Some of their jobs may be in jeopardy. Nike has lost another customer at Maggie's Farm:

I have been using Nike crossfit sneakers (Metcons) for my workouts. I have 2 pairs, so one is always dry. No heel, minimal cushioning, so perfect for all mixed workouts. Why would they want to engage me in political bullshit?

Commenter at Ace: "NIKE is going where the bucks are - single parent black teenage males. Who else buys $300 sneakers?"

So, what will you wear instead?

Assistant Village Idiot:

You can't wear football, baseball, or soccer cleats for street wear. There are some other uniform pieces you can sorta wear in public. Brim hats, jerseys, wristbands, socks - yet none of those work quite as well as sneakers. Branding works better for basketball, which may be why the game is spreading faster at the moment. The branding and the sport reinforce each other.

Odd how major changes of culture and huge amounts of money can turn on such small things.

Do you wear any baseball gear around the house? Not white after Labor Day, I hope.

Books

As a warm-up for tomorrow's Book Thread, a review and an interview I ran across. Got anything interesting on your reading list?

This is a new-to-me blog: I added some extra spacing to the quote below:

finally got around to reading The Road to Serfdom. Yes, it is worthwhile reading.

He undertakes to show how any attempt to redesign a society along centrally planned lines, as every version of socialism (National Socialist or Fascist or International Socialist or Democratic Socialist) tries to do, will, by the logic of planning and the limits of the human mind, tend inevitably to try to control not "merely economic things" but by extension every aspect of life . . . control information, and revise the meaning of words.

And so it has proved. For a simple example, those enamored of centralized re-education have spent the effort to try to redefine words like "racism" and "free speech" to try to eliminate contrary positions without debate.

Hayek was a smart guy.

Feeling contemplative? George Gilder discusses his book Life after Google. His earlier books are said to have explained some things before they happened. Anybody read one of them?

Back to School

Hypnotic math gifs for the kids, for when the math teacher starts holding forth on 'imperialism' and 'cultural intolerance'. And Democratic Party propaganda. From the midterm:

The emergence of the Tea Party played a central role in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, . . The victor was Barak Obama who, like Bill Clinton, served as U.S. president for 8 years. The two men guided always by the strength of character and force of intellect of First Lady Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton."

Finally! A math class with no need for math!

History

George Washington's Dinner Table in Manhattan:

FYI: "Macaroni" was slang for posh folk back in the day (which is exactly why Yankee Doodle feels dandy when he sticks a feather in his cap). "If you were macaroni," says our guide, "you had swag." And George Washington, being the most macaroni of them all, chose Fraunces' Long Hall to bid farewell to his troops after the war was won.

Lots of interesting details and photos.

Got anything interesting planned this weekend? Thinking of taking up soft shoe?

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1 Another one?

Posted by: Bruce at September 08, 2018 10:15 AM (8ikIW)

2 How is everyone this September weekend?

Posted by: TickledPink at September 08, 2018 10:17 AM (TL2pK)

3 It's raining here, so no yard work today. Which is unfortunate, since I skipped doing it last week and it needs it now.

Posted by: rickl at September 08, 2018 10:17 AM (sdi6R)

4 Commenter at Ace: "NIKE is going where the bucks are - single parent black teenage males. Who else buys $300 sneakers?"

____

Exactemundo!!

Although I question the use of the verb "buy" in this scenario.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 08, 2018 10:17 AM (qal9H)

5 The tea party played a central role in the 2008 election?

Posted by: Paul Gerst at September 08, 2018 10:18 AM (squcn)

6 Waiting at the barber shop

Will post running commentary

Keeping this line open

No need to thank me

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 10:19 AM (brDeZ)

7 Also re: Nike....it's not just shoes. It's shorts, shirts, socks, hats, etc. The inner city youth is decked out head to toe in Nike shit.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 08, 2018 10:19 AM (qal9H)

8 I thought it was DYSLEXICS OF THE WORLD! UNTIE!

Regardless, I still won't serf.

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at September 08, 2018 10:19 AM (DxWUs)

9 Lol this hash owns

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 10:20 AM (brDeZ)

10 5 The tea party played a central role in the 2008 election?
Posted by: Paul Gerst at September 08, 2018 10:18 AM (squcn)


Yes. The American people were so alarmed by the emergence of a violent white supremacist movement that they flocked to the polls to elect the candidate most likely to heal divisions in society.

Posted by: This is CNN at September 08, 2018 10:20 AM (sdi6R)

11 OK to start wearing tweed jackets since it's after Labor Day?

Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 10:20 AM (MVjcR)

12 4: Like marketing cigarettes and drugs to minors. Nike helps them make bad choices. $300 for sneakers is a cynical marketing ploy indeed.

Posted by: CN at September 08, 2018 10:20 AM (r97UP)

13 Obama won 2008 because FSA and McShitty.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 08, 2018 10:21 AM (mpXpK)

14
As a west coaster, I can't ever get worked up for hurricanes. You choose
to live on the Atlantic ocean...you kind choose to be affected by a
hurricane eventually.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 08, 2018 10:12 AM


Huh. I remember when Hugo devastated Charleston. Some woman in Chicago felt it was her duty to write a lovely letter to the editor in Atlanta telling us anyone who lived in coastal areas "deserved" to get hit.


Everyone has some sort of natural (or man made) disasters to deal with. I make it a point to pray for people dealing with them.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 08, 2018 10:21 AM (ptqGC)

15 Kalamazoo...how did it get its name?

Posted by: BignJames at September 08, 2018 10:21 AM (0+nbW)

16 Kapernick reminds me of that pederast, Hanrahan.

Posted by: Mr. Poon at September 08, 2018 10:21 AM (zRiIt)

17 Love the Nicholas Brothers.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 08, 2018 10:21 AM (hLB6Q)

18 George Washington's table: the tour guide is a raving leftist lunatic. Insane.

Posted by: Max Power at September 08, 2018 10:22 AM (cVq6R)

19 14: Exactly. Did the editor publish her name or just her ugly words?

Posted by: CN at September 08, 2018 10:22 AM (r97UP)

20 CEO of Nine Line Apparel was on Fox and Friends this morning. They're selling a t-shirt that reads "JUST STAND" in response to Nike.

Oz Geist, one of the heroes of Benghazi is at their store here today, from 11:00 to 1:00 for a meet and greet.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 08, 2018 10:23 AM (ptqGC)

21 Oh, I will wear white anytime, anywhere.

So there.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 08, 2018 10:23 AM (hLB6Q)

22 As a west coaster, I can't ever get worked up for hurricanes. You choose
to live on the Atlantic ocean...you kind choose to be affected by a
hurricane eventually.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 08, 2018 10:12 AM

Huh. I remember when Hugo devastated Charleston. Some woman in Chicago felt it was her duty to write a lovely letter to the editor in Atlanta telling us anyone who lived in coastal areas "deserved" to get hit.


Everyone has some sort of natural (or man made) disasters to deal with. I make it a point to pray for people dealing with them.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 08, 2018 10:21 AM (ptqGC)

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Come on. Don't twist my words. I never said anyone deserved it. Just that everyone has weather shit to deal with be it fires, hurricanes, mudslides, blizzards, floods, whatever. It's just that hurricanes are good made for TV disasters since the buildup is a week long and makes for nice drama for the weather guy standing by the beach with palm trees going sideways.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 08, 2018 10:23 AM (qal9H)

23
14: Exactly. Did the editor publish her name or just her ugly words?

Posted by: CN at September 08, 2018 10:22 AM (r97UP)


Her name was published. Nice woman.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 08, 2018 10:23 AM (ptqGC)

24 Do you wear any baseball gear around the house?



You talkin to me? LOL

Posted by: grammie winger at September 08, 2018 10:24 AM (lwiT4)

25 Kalamazoo...how did it get its name?
Posted by: BignJames at September 08, 2018 10:21 AM (0+nbW)

Potawatomi word

Means "Bells Brewery"

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 10:24 AM (brDeZ)

26 15: Native American derivation, something to do with the river I think

Posted by: CN at September 08, 2018 10:24 AM (r97UP)

27 Well, off to look around and see what will need to be done if we have to evacuate.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 08, 2018 10:25 AM (ptqGC)

28 Midwest has tornadoes. But nobody notices because, Midwest.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 08, 2018 10:25 AM (lwiT4)

29 Waiting at the barber shop
Will post running commentary

Keeping this line open

No need to thank me
Posted by: hogmartin

#2 on the back and sides, take 1/2 inch off the top.

Posted by: Barber at September 08, 2018 10:25 AM (Aikqz)

30 Means "Bells Brewery"

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 10:24 AM (brDeZ)

Two Hearted Ale?

Posted by: BignJames at September 08, 2018 10:25 AM (0+nbW)

31 Bill Clinton kept his strength of character in his pants during his presidency. I reckon now he keeps in a little brown bottle in his travel kit.

Posted by: huerfano at September 08, 2018 10:26 AM (pqc4s)

32 28 Midwest has tornadoes. But nobody notices because, Midwest.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 08, 2018 10:25 AM (lwiT4)

___

Every August 1/2 the Pacific NW is on fire....nobody west of Montana or south of Oregon gives a fuck.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 08, 2018 10:26 AM (qal9H)

33 Got to work this weekend. Whee. Not.

Writing and scribbling a new Catherine and Diana story.

And before Google doing evil, how about an airline that engaged in wholesale perjury along with burgling the dead pilots' houses? Sounds far fetched doesn't it? But it happened after Flt 901 plowed into the flank of Mt. Erebus in Antarctica killing all aboard a DC-10.

https://youtu.be/yP36X0BsMQ0

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 08, 2018 10:26 AM (SW1s2)

34 errr east of Montana

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 08, 2018 10:26 AM (qal9H)

35 Commenter at Ace: "NIKE is going where the bucks are - single parent black teenage males. Who else buys $300 sneakers?"

Buy? Bitch we steal em.

Posted by: Reggie at September 08, 2018 10:26 AM (dFL5B)

36 Two Hearted Ale?
Posted by: BignJames at September 08, 2018 10:25 AM (0+nbW)

You got it
Also Oberon

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 10:28 AM (brDeZ)

37 People on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts get hurricanes, people in the Midwest get tornadoes, and people on the West Coast get earthquakes.

At least nowadays we get plenty of warning for hurricanes. Tornadoes less so, and earthquakes tend to come as a surprise.

Posted by: rickl at September 08, 2018 10:28 AM (sdi6R)

38 Midwest has tornadoes. But nobody notices because, Midwest.
Posted by: grammie winger

That's what always gets me. A tornado can drop down with little or no warning and take out a few miles of homes. Crickets from the media other then "too bad"
Hurricane hits New Orleans after a two week warning, and "OMG. people are stranded! OOoo, no one loves these poor people!!"

Posted by: Bruce at September 08, 2018 10:28 AM (8ikIW)

39 Kind of related to Nike...saw a guy yesterday wearing Gucci flip flops. Looked them up...cost is $210. LOL

They were probably fake, but still...LOL at thinking waring them impresses anyone.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 08, 2018 10:28 AM (qal9H)

40 Great news, I am leaving the country Tuesday and hurricane Florence is going to hit my beach house Wednesday.


Insurance be good!

Posted by: Kemp at September 08, 2018 10:29 AM (dFL5B)

41 37 People on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts get hurricanes, people in the Midwest get tornadoes, and people on the West Coast get earthquakes.

At least nowadays we get plenty of warning for hurricanes. Tornadoes less so, and earthquakes tend to come as a surprise.
Posted by: rickl at September 08, 2018 10:28 AM (sdi6R)

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Earthquakes happen every 20 years...at least ones that matter. Fires on the other hand is a yearly occurance, yet nary a peep from the MSM about them. Well unless it affects important people in wine country, I guess.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 08, 2018 10:30 AM (qal9H)

42 Had a dream (nightmare) that the guy I am seeing left me for someone else.

It's been a rough morning, mentally.

How do people do this to themselves, multiple times?

Posted by: TickledPink at September 08, 2018 10:30 AM (TL2pK)

43 Earthquakes happen every 20 years...at least ones that matter. Fires on the other hand is a yearly occurance, yet nary a peep from the MSM about them. Well unless it affects important people in wine country, I guess.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 08, 2018 10:30 AM (qal9H)

Are you serious? It's like a continual media loop.....fires in summer, mudslides in winter.

Posted by: BignJames at September 08, 2018 10:32 AM (0+nbW)

44 We get tornadoes in the south, too. Remember the one that hit Easter Sunday several years ago in Alabama? Wiped out a church full of people. But the South.

We have them here, too. We lived in CA when I was a child and the mountains outside San Bernardino caught fire every summer.


Everyone has to deal with something. Like I said, I make it a point to pray for people going through natural or man made disasters. I don't think anyone facing this hurricane wants to be on the Weather Channel or will be screaming and begging for pity.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 08, 2018 10:32 AM (ptqGC)

45
How do people do this to themselves, multiple times?

Posted by: TickledPink at September 08, 2018 10:30 AM (TL2pK)

My advice... http://tinyurl.com/bk4zlap

Posted by: Kemp at September 08, 2018 10:32 AM (dFL5B)

46 Does anyone have recurring nightmares?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 10:33 AM (PUmDY)

47 SMH, willowed reply towards bottom of last thread.

And rickl, thanks for the iron mountain reference earlier.

And now, back to trying to recover from working all day yesterday and a 3 hour gig last night,,, with one 10 minute break,,, after an hour and forty minute first set.

Kinda tough on a drummer,,, who was also blowing on a harp for a lot of tunes,,, and a month shy of 9yo the first time The Beatles were on Ed Sullivan

Posted by: teej at September 08, 2018 10:33 AM (ADkUh)

48 46 Does anyone have recurring nightmares?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 10:33 AM (PUmDY)

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Not anymore.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 08, 2018 10:34 AM (hLB6Q)

49 Like marketing cigarettes and drugs to minors. Nike helps them make bad choices. $300 for sneakers is a cynical marketing ploy indeed.

Posted by: CN at September 08, 2018 10:20 AM (r97UP)

They don't necessarily buy them. It's easier to shoot some other teenager and take his.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at September 08, 2018 10:34 AM (YKKkq)

50 Meanwhile, if ya'll want to support a patriotic company, Nine Line Apparel is selling JUST STAND t-shirts:

https://www.ninelineapparel.com/

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 08, 2018 10:35 AM (ptqGC)

51 MASOCHISTS OF THE WORLD, UNITE! THE ONLY THING YOU HAVE TO GAIN ARE YOUR CHAINS!!!!

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at September 08, 2018 10:36 AM (T09ml)

52 46: Yes. For years. Content depends on what I feel stressed about. Currently I awaken terrified over my daughter's medical condition. She's in remission, but I keep reliving it in my dreams, it's horrible.

Posted by: CN at September 08, 2018 10:36 AM (r97UP)

53 46
Does anyone have recurring nightmares?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 10:33 AM (PUmDY)

Not after I kicked the bitch out.

Posted by: Kemp at September 08, 2018 10:36 AM (dFL5B)

54 Jane D'Oh, here is former DNC Chairman Dan Fowler joking about hurricanes, New Orleans, and how it proves god is on the Deimoscr@ps' side.

https://youtu.be/TrBus8ORR78

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 08, 2018 10:37 AM (SW1s2)

55 "Today, Essential Consultants LLC and Michael Cohen have effectively put an end to the lawsuits filed against them by Stephanie Clifford aka Stormy Daniels," said Brent Blakely, a lawyer for Cohen. "The rescission of the Confidential Settlement Agreement will result in Ms. Clifford returning to Essential Consultants the $130,000 she received in consideration, as required by California law."

According to CNN, the logic behind the move is that since Cohen no longer benefits from Clifford remaining silent since her "coming out" over the alleged affair, he is entitled to a refund.

Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at September 08, 2018 10:37 AM (e8kgV)

56
"Life After Google?"

I'm more interested in Life after Trump.

Google isn't going anywhere.

Posted by: Loan Star Wadi at September 08, 2018 10:37 AM (I9Sw7)

57 Thanks teej.

Nine Line...as in nine-line medevac?

Cool.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 08, 2018 10:37 AM (hLB6Q)

58 OK, the Nicholas brothers thing can't be real. Must be 1940's special effects.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 08, 2018 10:37 AM (HiLJ1)

59 I have a very persistent one about not graduating from college. It takes me about 20 half woke minutes to realize it is nothing to worry about.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 10:37 AM (PUmDY)

60 Today I'll be starting the Matzo Ball soup for tomorrow night. As a San Francisco joo, Mrs. Franpsycho is untrained in this art.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 08, 2018 10:38 AM (EZebt)

61 $300 running shoes go well with $2000 rims on a $3000 car.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 08, 2018 10:38 AM (qal9H)

62 58 OK, the Nicholas brothers thing can't be real. Must be 1940's special effects.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 08, 2018 10:37 AM (HiLJ1)

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Heh, it's real.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 08, 2018 10:40 AM (hLB6Q)

63 @59

As a college drop-out who went back to school and finished his degree years later, that nightmare will likely be with me until my death.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at September 08, 2018 10:40 AM (NL6wI)

64 We had a 90% awesome, romantic weekend together last weekend. I miss him, and I wish I was with him right now.

It ended on a sour-ish note, but we somewhat patched things up, but this week has been a little awkward.

Will see him again in a couple weeks, and I can hardly wait.

Posted by: TickledPink at September 08, 2018 10:41 AM (TL2pK)

65 I had recurring nightmares as a kid. Somewhere, someone told me to replay the nightmare in my head as I was falling asleep, but make it end the way I wanted to. It changed the dream that night and then they went away.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at September 08, 2018 10:41 AM (YKKkq)

66 Joe Bastardi's twitter feed:

https://twitter.com/bigjoebastardi

Yes, Florence is going to be a problem.

Posted by: rickl at September 08, 2018 10:41 AM (sdi6R)

67 That Fraunces Tavern tour guide -- was xe an actual guide or just some lefty who walked in off the street?

Was there ever a man more reticent to assume power or cover himself in glory than Washington?

I noticed some Anglosphere spelling in the article, so perhaps that explains it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 08, 2018 10:42 AM (kQs4Y)

68 Nicholas brothers are all kinds of awesome while making the Twerk generation look like the spastics they are.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 08, 2018 10:42 AM (SW1s2)

69 ...and earthquakes tend to come as a surprise.
Posted by: rickl at September 08, 2018 10:28 AM (sdi6R)

===

There is warning. No one believes it though. There is lore about "earthquake weather" and there are usually smaller tremors that precede a larger shaker.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 08, 2018 10:42 AM (EZebt)

70 Today I'll be starting the Matzo Ball soup for tomorrow night. As a San Francisco joo, Mrs. Franpsycho is untrained in this art.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 08, 2018 10:38 AM (EZebt)


Rosh Hashanah starts tomorrow? I always think of it as being in late September. I can't remember the proper greeting, but I'm conveying it wordless-ly to you and yours.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 08, 2018 10:43 AM (lwiT4)

71 They don't necessarily buy them. It's easier to shoot some other teenager and take his.
Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at September 08, 2018 10:34 AM (YKKkq)

Chain reaction, huh? But, who was the first person that shelled out that $300? Was there an Obama Sneaker program I was unaware of? I tend to think there were some "overturned" Teamster Trucks that just happened to be passing through the Shitastan section of some urban paradise?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 08, 2018 10:44 AM (9BLnV)

72 How do people do this to themselves, multiple times?
Posted by: TickledPink at September 08, 2018 10:30 AM (TL2pK)

===

If you smoke more cannabis you will dream less. Or recall them less.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 08, 2018 10:44 AM (EZebt)

73 $300 running shoes go well with $2000 rims on a $3000 car.
Posted by: #neverskankles

Known in the trade as the 'South of Eight Mile Package'.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 08, 2018 10:45 AM (FTlwv)

74 Not every pair of Nikes is $300. Most are under $100.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 08, 2018 10:45 AM (qal9H)

75 People on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts get hurricanes, people in the Midwest get tornadoes, and people on the West Coast get earthquakes.

-
People in Chicago get lead storms.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 08, 2018 10:46 AM (+y/Ru)

76 46 Does anyone have recurring nightmares?

since the age of ten, i've had occasional nightmares about invasions. over the years, i've been invaded by about anything you can think of, including east germans, aliens, chicoms, russians, and even cartoon nazis dropping sharks from zeppelins.

Posted by: Anachronda at September 08, 2018 10:47 AM (pcFHG)

77 74
Not every pair of Nikes is $300. Most are under $100.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 08, 2018 10:45 AM (qal9H)

People pay for them?

Posted by: Reggie at September 08, 2018 10:47 AM (dFL5B)

78 46 Does anyone have recurring nightmares?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 10:33 AM (PUmDY)

Cue Obama joke in 3... 2.... 1...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 08, 2018 10:47 AM (BRvh1)

79 Posted by: grammie winger at September 08, 2018 10:43 AM (lwiT4)

Thank you grammie, and Happy New
Year to you and yours as well.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 08, 2018 10:48 AM (EZebt)

80 Jane, prayers that you don't get hit by the hurricane.
Stay safe!

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 08, 2018 10:48 AM (CE6iV)

81 35 Commenter at Ace: "NIKE is going where the bucks are - single parent black teenage males. Who else buys $300 sneakers?"

Buy? Bitch we steal em.

Market will saturate when the rate of Nike theft surpasses the
rate of new purchases.

Posted by: Roy at September 08, 2018 10:48 AM (ABjxW)

82

Kinda tough on a drummer,,, who was also blowing on a harp for a lot of tunes,,, and a month shy of 9yo the first time The Beatles were on Ed Sullivan



While I'm only 29, long sets are still not fun. Had my drumming baptism by fire a few years ago when I went to a blues jam session hosted by a friend. There were no drummers, so he sat me on drums.

For two hours and 45 minutes straight.

Then a couple of months later, had another drumming gig where I played for 2.5 hours straight. Yeah, I was sore afterwards. Just a bit.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 08, 2018 10:49 AM (HaL55)

83 Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 08, 2018 10:23 AM (hLB6Q)

I've heard the theory that "No white after Labor Day" was because people started needing to heat their homes around the first of September. And a lot of that heat was from coal whose dust would ruin white fabric. Interesting, if accurate, to see an anachronistic survival of the rule with no memory of the reason.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 08, 2018 10:50 AM (uquGJ)

84 Man, it's September, slow news day. I guess football, college, will be on! What about a football thread, with you know cheerleaders.

Posted by: Kemp at September 08, 2018 10:50 AM (dFL5B)

85 For every $150-$200 pair that Nike sells, they can afford to lose 10 to theft. The shoes probably cost about two dollars to make.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at September 08, 2018 10:50 AM (YKKkq)

86 Hyak was a very smart man but he like Jordan Peterson spent an inordinate amount of effort trying to explain he wasn't conservative.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 08, 2018 10:51 AM (IGLrm)

87 If anyone would like to vote on Dr_No's shirt designs, he would appreciate it. He can't post right now for some reason.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at September 08, 2018 10:52 AM (BVQ+1)

88 In the late '80's a container ship was caught in a bad storm in the Gulf of Alaska. About a dozen containers, 40', full of Nike's were washed overboard. About two years later shoes began washing ashore along the Oregon Coast. A couple from nearby started a handy little business gathering the shoes and selling them. The insurance company, who had paid for the lost containers and contents, tried to sue the couple. They got a cease and desist order but the court told the insurance company to go pick up the shoes themselves if they wanted them that badly.

Posted by: Winston at September 08, 2018 10:52 AM (wgCUV)

89 I have to go to a funeral in a bit. I have a black top, black and white houndstooth slacks, and I was going to dig out my black shoes. After this conversation, I think I'll stick with my white shoes. Give the little old ladies something to whisper about.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 08, 2018 10:52 AM (lwiT4)

90 Nike sells shoes to retailers or wholesalers who then sell to retailers. When a Dindu steals them from Foot Locker, Nike has already been paid for those shoes. Foot Locker takes the hit.

So as far as Nike is concerned, buy or steal, we don't give a fuck. We get paid no matter what.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 08, 2018 10:52 AM (qal9H)

91 Tuition and other costs for PA residents to attend Penn State run about $33k; for non-residents, it's $48k.

And for that, you can learn useful math facts like the ability of TFG to timeshift Rick Santelli's rant from February 19th, 2009 to 'sometime in 2008'.

Mmmhmm.

Hey, I've got a great Candace Owen rant video for y'all:

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1MYxNqdbzOLJw

She went to Broward County's ICE facility with a camera crew, and she is making a documentary about her trip there (TBA) but her rant alone is worth the view. She is STEAMED. About 7 minutes.

Man, I'm ready to be detained there. They've got foosball tables, pool tables, 24 hour medical, a hair salon, and much much more.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 08, 2018 10:52 AM (0ogQG)

92 >>>>cartoon nazis dropping sharks from zeppelins.<<<<

I would watch this movie.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at September 08, 2018 10:53 AM (3DZIZ)

93 People on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts get hurricanes, people in the Midwest get tornadoes, and people on the West Coast get earthquakes.

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People in Chicago get lead storms.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 08, 2018 10:46 AM (+y/Ru)

People living on the Canadian prairies, like me, have to deal with cold and bitterly cold weather.

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at September 08, 2018 10:53 AM (nBr1j)

94 Polliwog'ette, re: coal dust and house heating.

IIRC Play-doh started out as a cleaning agent to get rid of the grime burning coal left on walls.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 08, 2018 10:53 AM (SW1s2)

95 Gw, are you an Alabama fan?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 10:55 AM (PUmDY)

96 Hah, that Just Stand shirt is great!
tweeting it

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 08, 2018 10:55 AM (CE6iV)

97 92. #MeToo

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 08, 2018 10:55 AM (fA1SL)

98 the recovery from the Great Depression may have led to some socialist policy (and may have extended the depression) ... BUT what gave us the market crash was all that leveraged "money". People were getting rich by putting their money in the magic money machine, leveraging to the max, cuz stocks only go up ... don't miss the free ride.

DotCom bubble, Housing bubble .. same deal really. And a quadrillion in the unregulated derivative market that still lurks in the shadows. TARP bailed them out but not the people that had the houses ... it was the people at Morgan and Goldman that cheated and got out of their leveraged positions (see "The Big Short") ... those guys made the big leveraged position money ... in the end they are the ones that got bailed out.

Obama then got his zero interest rate policy and quantitative easing ... two thing we never had in our history, to further prop up the globalist players. Those investing their retirement in that game also sot to go for the free money ride ... investing in China based production, and then the FAANG magic internet machines (which just so happen to be censoring conservatives here, and helping China/Germany censor and spread propaganda)
Socialism tends to "fascism", but "capitalism" is not the opposite of socialism. LIBERTY first, our Republic, is the opposite. Individual sovereignty, Bill of Rights ... that is the opposite. Under that a controlled capitalism can work. But they turned our currency into a fiat currency, then even worse ... ZIRP and QE broke off the rudder and the mast and set us adrift in a stormy sea.

NWO and the global currency ... I think they still have plans for US ... and the oligarchs we bailed out have a lot of power.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 08, 2018 10:55 AM (Cus5s)

99 " if accurate, to see an anachronistic survival of the rule with no memory of the reason."

Sort of like 'people of pallor' voting 'Democratic'?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 08, 2018 10:55 AM (gNteG)

100 Flying sharks with lasers on their heads?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 08, 2018 10:55 AM (SW1s2)

101 Posted by: illiniwek at September 08, 2018 10:55 AM (Cus5s)

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Nah brah. THIS TIME IT'S DIFFERENT!!!!!! Very smart people - who said it was different in the 90s and 2000s - have said so.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 08, 2018 10:56 AM (qal9H)

102 It's remarkable how much we have come to depend on weather satellites, which have only existed for about 50 years. Today's satellites are much more sophisticated and capable than the primitive early ones in the 1960s.

Before that, hurricane hunter airplanes were in use from the early 50s or maybe late 40s; I'm not sure.

Before that, people on land had to rely on radio reports from ships at sea, and even that didn't exist before the 20th century.

Hurricane forecasting in the 19th century involved studying and charting barometric pressures and looking for patterns. With luck, there might be a report from a ship that had just put into port and observed a storm out at sea.

Which reminds me, I bought a copy of "Isaac's Storm" a couple months ago but haven't gotten around to reading it yet.

Posted by: rickl at September 08, 2018 10:57 AM (sdi6R)

103 I have to go to a funeral in a bit. I have a black top, black and white houndstooth slacks, and I was going to dig out my black shoes. After this conversation, I think I'll stick with my white shoes. Give the little old ladies something to whisper about.

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I went to a funeral a while back of a younger guy (early 30s) in which the requested dress code was Broncos paraphernalia.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 08, 2018 10:58 AM (+y/Ru)

104 Another Nike spokesman:
http://kronosphere.com/images/weinstein.jpg

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at September 08, 2018 10:59 AM (vJCwr)

105 Here's something that stuck with me from Hayek. Freedom looks messy. If you look at old pictures of your town, it looks chaotic. I saw an old picture of Portland OR where there were all these businesses and houses along the riverfront. The same area now looks like an architect's sketch. Less freedom because the central planners are in charge.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 08, 2018 10:59 AM (Lqy/e)

106 Which reminds me, I bought a copy of "Isaac's Storm" a couple months ago but haven't gotten around to reading it yet.

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Good, but very sad.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 08, 2018 11:00 AM (+y/Ru)

107 I went to a funeral a while back of a younger guy (early 30s) in which the requested dress code was Broncos paraphernalia.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 08, 2018 10:58 AM (+y/Ru)



My father died last month and all our family members wore Cubs shirts. We buried him with his season tickets.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 08, 2018 11:00 AM (lwiT4)

108 "Don't you know you can't wear white after Labor Day?"
https://youtu.be/lnGHB-kI2ZM

Posted by: clutch cargo at September 08, 2018 11:00 AM (TUU1F)

109 The first use of planes to fly into a hurricane was about 1945 when Army Air Force T-6s flew into the storm wall of a hurricane that made landfall in Texas. IIRC in 1948 almost an entire squadron of PB4Y-2 Privateers of the US Navy's dedicated hurricane squadron were badly damaged by a hurricane that came ashore near Miami catching the planes on the ground.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 08, 2018 11:00 AM (SW1s2)

110 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 08, 2018 10:55 AM (gNteG)

In Missouri it appeared to be a case of loyalty 'The union saved grandpa's life' to organizations that no longer resembled what they were when the loyalty was developed.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 08, 2018 11:01 AM (uquGJ)

111 So we're trying to figure out where to go when we leave Illinois. Like florida, but not the weather issues (hurricanes, steamy summers). Arizona is a possibilty, but would miss the water.
Any other hidden places you'd recommend?

Posted by: Chicagolurker at September 08, 2018 11:01 AM (AXEnn)

112 when my dad died, we kids wore little rectangular black buttons every day for a year
my mom wore black every day

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 08, 2018 11:01 AM (CE6iV)

113 Everyone has to deal with something. Like I said, I make it a point to pray for people going through natural or man made disasters. I don't think anyone facing this hurricane wants to be on the Weather Channel or will be screaming and begging for pity.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 08, 2018 10:32 AM (ptqGC)


If it needs to be said, it is easy to mistake what one sees on our teevee screens for reality.

And just because the media outlets don't show footage of natural disasters in one's area of the country, does NOT mean that "people don't give a f**k."

Does this really need to be spelled out?

Posted by: BurtTC at September 08, 2018 11:02 AM (cY3LT)

114 It is incredulous that Obama is claiming credit for sparking this economy.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 11:02 AM (PUmDY)

115 ""Don't you know you can't wear white after Labor Day?"
https://youtu.be/lnGHB-kI2ZM"

Little VIA's High School is in that movie.

And Mrs VIA used to hang out at Hammerjacks, back in the day.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 08, 2018 11:03 AM (gNteG)

116 So, what will you wear instead?

I haven't worn Nike in years. All Asics or Brooks for the last two decades. I'm probably going to pick some Merrells in the next month or so just for banging about.

Posted by: Bert G at September 08, 2018 11:04 AM (OMsf+)

117

Hey, big ol' Bama fan here. Got to attend the Louisville game here last Saturday. What a great game that was, surrounded by all my cousins from back home in Alabama.

ROLL TIDE!!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 08, 2018 11:04 AM (HaL55)

118 111 So we're trying to figure out where to go when we leave Illinois. Like florida, but not the weather issues (hurricanes, steamy summers). Arizona is a possibilty, but would miss the water.
Any other hidden places you'd recommend?
Posted by: Chicagolurker at September 08, 2018 11:01 AM (AXEnn)

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Every spot on the planet has some weather/natural downsides.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 08, 2018 11:04 AM (qal9H)

119 And Mrs VIA used to hang out at Hammerjacks, back in the day.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 08, 2018 11:03 AM (gNteG)
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By which you mean, dance on the tables, right?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 08, 2018 11:04 AM (kQs4Y)

120 I am honored to be the Commenter at Ace. This is a first for me. Just goes to show I have some scary Kung Fu skills when it comes to fleecing low income folks for big money. I missed my calling.

Posted by: Gumby at September 08, 2018 11:05 AM (vV/gB)

121 Nicholas Brothers: That couldn't have been more fun. They were flying.

Posted by: m at September 08, 2018 11:05 AM (S+f51)

122 It is incredulous that Obama is claiming credit for sparking this economy.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 11:02 AM (PUmDY)

Not really...just shows how stupid he thinks we are...just another show of his contempt for us.

Posted by: BignJames at September 08, 2018 11:06 AM (0+nbW)

123 46 Does anyone have recurring nightmares?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 10:33 AM (PUmDY)


Well, Hillary Clinton DOES keep showing up.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at September 08, 2018 11:06 AM (T09ml)

124 Was there. RTR!!!

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 11:06 AM (PUmDY)

125 I know, it's a matter of checking the most boxes on the list. Since there's so many farflung morons here, thought I'd get interesting options we haven't considered.

Posted by: Chicagolurker at September 08, 2018 11:06 AM (AXEnn)

126

Every spot on the planet has some weather/natural downsides.

As The Empress is fond of saying, outside is always trying to kill us.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 08, 2018 11:06 AM (HaL55)

127 122: It shows how stupid he KNOWS the dems are.

Posted by: CN at September 08, 2018 11:06 AM (r97UP)

128 "By which you mean, dance on the tables, right? "

I am unable to say 'no' with any degree of certainty.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 08, 2018 11:07 AM (gNteG)

129 From a ratings perspective, hurricanes sell air time because over 135 million Americans live on the impacted coastline from Maine to Texas.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 08, 2018 11:07 AM (SW1s2)

130 new balance has some styles made in the usa

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 08, 2018 11:07 AM (CE6iV)

131 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 08, 2018 10:55 AM (gNteG)

In Missouri it appeared to be a case of loyalty 'The union saved grandpa's life' to organizations that no longer resembled what they were when the loyalty was developed.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 08, 2018 11:01 AM (uquGJ)


You talking about the Right to Work vote?

I'm sure that's how the campaign spun it, but that's the point of fact here. The campaign to defeat this thing was millions and millions of dollars, constantly hitting the airwaves, and people being people, they heard what they did on their teevee screens and radios, and believed whatever the spin was.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 08, 2018 11:07 AM (cY3LT)

132 (15) Hoyt Axton's cat.

Posted by: Burger Chef at September 08, 2018 11:08 AM (RuIsu)

133 111 So we're trying to figure out where to go when we leave Illinois. Like florida, but not the weather issues (hurricanes, steamy summers). Arizona is a possibilty, but would miss the water.
Any other hidden places you'd recommend?
Posted by: Chicagolurker at September 08, 2018 11:01 AM (AXEnn)

Similar thought. Considering putting a marker down in Chattanooga with a 200 mile ring around it.

Posted by: Roy at September 08, 2018 11:08 AM (ABjxW)

134 It's remarkable how much we have come to depend on weather satellites, which have only existed for about 50 years. Today's satellites are much more sophisticated and capable than the primitive early ones in the 1960s.

Before that, hurricane hunter airplanes were in use from the early 50s or maybe late 40s; I'm not sure.


Satellites are part of our surveillance apparatus by which we keep track of terrorist low pressure centers.

Posted by: Bob at NOAA at September 08, 2018 11:08 AM (/qEW2)

135 The only thing B.O. has to do with the economy right now is that he pulled the band of the slingshot so far back in damn near broke.

Trump really hasn't "done" much to help the economy outside of a half-decent tax bill and gutting the previous few administrations' horrible morass of wealth killing executive orders.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 08, 2018 11:08 AM (BRvh1)

136 weather schmeather, "dangerous weather" is free excitement. not many things worse than livings some place where the weather is boring.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 11:09 AM (MTjB1)

137 120 I am honored to be the Commenter at Ace. This is a first for me. Just goes to show I have some scary Kung Fu skills when it comes to fleecing low income folks for big money. I missed my calling.
Posted by: Gumby at September 08, 2018 11:05 AM (vV/gB)

Congratulations!

Posted by: m at September 08, 2018 11:11 AM (S+f51)

138 Does Tennessee get weather?

Posted by: grammie winger at September 08, 2018 11:11 AM (lwiT4)

139 >>> new balance has some styles made in the usa

My sneaker of choice for over two decades.

Posted by: fluffy at September 08, 2018 11:11 AM (obpfe)

140 GAME OVER? Cher and Bette Midler sing the Resistance blues, declare likely Kavanaugh confirmation 'the end of your freedom'

https://bit.ly/2CzMf7T

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 08, 2018 11:11 AM (+y/Ru)

141 Do you wear any baseball gear around the house?



You talkin to me? LOL


I still have an old Phillies 2008 WS Champions T-shirt, teh kittehs have a water bowl with the Phillies logo, and they have a kitteh-sized baseball cap. Considering they like to play in the water bowl (like last week when it was really hot), I guess you could say they wear baseball gear too.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 08, 2018 11:11 AM (3C9q2)

142 Similar thought. Considering putting a marker down in Chattanooga with a 200 mile ring around it.
Posted by: Roy at September 08, 2018 11:08 AM (ABjxW)

We have friends in Knoxville on a lake and it's beautiful. A little too cold in the winter for me, I've had more than enough of snow.

Posted by: Chicagolurker at September 08, 2018 11:11 AM (AXEnn)

143 For me desert climate is it. Yeah there are 2-3 months of 115 degrees. But it's manageable, there is A/C everywhere and the 115 is only in the afternoon. You can do outside stuff early morning or in the evenings when it's pleasant.

Plus winters are amazing weather wise.


Posted by: #neverskankles at September 08, 2018 11:12 AM (qal9H)

144 weather schmeather, "dangerous weather" is free excitement. not many things worse than livings some place where the weather is boring.
Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 11:09 AM (MTjB1)


Give me boring weather.

To me, there aren't many things worse than driving in traffic with a bunch of yahoos who are "excited" by weather conditions.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 08, 2018 11:12 AM (cY3LT)

145 Trump really hasn't "done" much to help the economy outside of a half-decent tax bill and gutting the previous few administrations' horrible morass of wealth killing executive orders, and getting the hell out of the way of Capitalism .


*Suggested edit*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 08, 2018 11:12 AM (gNteG)

146 32 NIKE is going where the bucks are - single parent black teenage males. Who else buys $300 sneakers?
Posted by: Puddin Head at September 06, 2018 01:16 PM (2LelM)

The Commenter was Puddin Head.

Posted by: m at September 08, 2018 11:12 AM (S+f51)

147 How about North Dakota? I can't imagine even weather would go there.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 08, 2018 11:12 AM (lwiT4)

148 There is warning. No one believes it though. There is lore about "earthquake weather" and there are usually smaller tremors that precede a larger shaker. "

They've gotten pretty good, in fact I believe that experts have successfully predicted 10 of the last 2 major earthquakes.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 08, 2018 11:12 AM (V2Yro)

149 Bette turns to Cher and croons, "You're the whine behind my wing-dings."

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 08, 2018 11:12 AM (SW1s2)

150

Trump really hasn't "done" much to help the economy outside of a half-decent tax bill and gutting the previous few administrations' horrible morass of wealth killing executive orders.

PDT's also been defanging the EPA.

Funny that the Progs are all talking about abolishing ICE. That's the wrong federal agency to be talking about getting rid of. We should start with Edumacation, Energy, and the EPA for starters. IIRC, all those agencies are duplicated at the state level, so what's the point? Besides exercising power over us normals, that is.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 08, 2018 11:12 AM (HaL55)

151 Now that Obama has decided to spout off, how soon will it be before someone asks him if he ordered the spying on Trump?

Posted by: Gumby at September 08, 2018 11:13 AM (vV/gB)

152 Which reminds me, I bought a copy of "Isaac's Storm" a couple months ago but haven't gotten around to reading it yet.

Rickl-- Make the time to read it. I bought my copy a couple years back and couldn't put it down.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 08, 2018 11:13 AM (3C9q2)

153 Funny how it's HOT or COLD here when I fuck with the thermostat..is that Glowballs swarming?

Posted by: saf at September 08, 2018 11:13 AM (5IHGB)

154 For me desert climate is it. Yeah there are 2-3 months of 115 degrees. But it's manageable, there is A/C everywhere and the 115 is only in the afternoon. You can do outside stuff early morning or in the evenings when it's pleasant.

Plus winters are amazing weather wise.


Posted by: #neverskankles at September 08, 2018 11:12 AM (qal9H)

That's my preference, lurkerspouse would love to get back to fishing so need to figure that out. I know there's some water out there, but not as accessible as other places.

Posted by: Chicagolurker at September 08, 2018 11:14 AM (AXEnn)

155 So we're trying to figure out where to go when we leave Illinois.
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If I was unencumbered by petty things like employment etc, my retreat would be the mountains of Western North Carolina, NOT Asheville. Bryson City would be near the top of my list.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 08, 2018 11:14 AM (ty7RM)

156 Give me boring weather.

To me, there aren't many things worse than driving in traffic with a bunch of yahoos who are "excited" by weather conditions.
Posted by: BurtTC at September




sure, but when you live in a place without dangerous weather the residents have no ability to cope with any weather, such as rain.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 11:14 AM (MTjB1)

157 Wow! Those Nicholas brothers were great entertainers!

Posted by: Emmie at September 08, 2018 11:14 AM (4HMW8)

158 >>> weather schmeather, "dangerous weather" is free excitement. not many things worse than livings some place where the weather is boring.

You're originally from South Dakota, IIRC. They get their share of free excitement.

Posted by: fluffy at September 08, 2018 11:15 AM (obpfe)

159 Does Tennessee get weather?

Tennessee can get major floods which are studiously ignored when a prancing Lightworker is POTUS.

Posted by: 2010 at September 08, 2018 11:15 AM (6j3eJ)

160 It is incredulous that Obama is claiming credit for sparking this economy.

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There was a character on the old Bob Newhart Show, Mr. Carlin, who would try to impress people by lying to them. He claimed to have invented salad dressing and God knows what else.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 08, 2018 11:15 AM (+y/Ru)

161 I am sure Jake Tapper will interrogate him.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 11:15 AM (PUmDY)

162 How about North Dakota? I can't imagine even weather would go there.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 08, 2018 11:12 AM (lwiT4)

That's the problem, I think cold weather went there and has never left.

Posted by: Chicagolurker at September 08, 2018 11:15 AM (AXEnn)

163 Puddin Head and Gumby are the same. Gumby uses his iPhone.

Posted by: Gumby at September 08, 2018 11:16 AM (vV/gB)

164 144 weather schmeather, "dangerous weather" is free excitement. not many things worse than livings some place where the weather is boring.
Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 11:09 AM (MTjB1)


Give me boring weather.

To me, there aren't many things worse than driving in traffic with a bunch of yahoos who are "excited" by weather conditions.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 08, 2018 11:12 AM (cY3LT)


Living in Pennsylvania, I like to say that I get a little bit of every kind of weather but not too much of any.

Posted by: rickl at September 08, 2018 11:16 AM (sdi6R)

165 Does Tennessee get weather?


Posted by: grammie winger at September 08, 2018 11:11 AM (lwiT4)


Just tornadoes every year and ice storms every three or four years, if you consider those trifles "weather". There's also that earthquake thing in the western part of the state.

Posted by: Bert G at September 08, 2018 11:16 AM (OMsf+)

166 The 1906 Galveston hurricane was a real heart breaking tragedy.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 08, 2018 11:16 AM (SW1s2)

167 Give me boring weather.

To me, there aren't many things worse than driving in traffic with a bunch of yahoos who are "excited" by weather conditions.
Posted by: BurtTC at September


sure, but when you live in a place without dangerous weather the residents have no ability to cope with any weather, such as rain.
Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 11:14 AM (MTjB1)


I don't care what the residents do or don't cope with. Just stay off my roads when I'm trying to get somewhere.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 08, 2018 11:17 AM (cY3LT)

168 where in illinois / chicago do you live? if you have been in the big city with access to the big city luxuries you will miss them once you move out to the boondocks.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 11:17 AM (MTjB1)

169 Oh yeah central US has to worry about the New Madrid Fault opening up at any time.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 08, 2018 11:17 AM (SW1s2)

170 Does Tennessee get weather?

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TN is about 450 miles long with several climates along the way. West side is flat as a pancake, eastern side is mountains.

So yeah lots of different types of weather.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 08, 2018 11:17 AM (qal9H)

171 53 46
Does anyone have recurring nightmares?


Yep-- about my verbally and psychologically abusive mother. She's been gone for 15 years but I can still hear her voice in my nightmares sometimes. Prayer helps a lot, and so do kittehs sleeping next to me.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 08, 2018 11:18 AM (3C9q2)

172 147 How about North Dakota? I can't imagine even weather would go there.

sure, but that is General Winter's sunny vacation spot for when he needs a break from all the hard work involved in terrorizing Siberia.

Posted by: Anachronda at September 08, 2018 11:18 AM (pcFHG)

173 Just tornadoes every year and ice storms every three or four years, if you consider those trifles "weather".


I'd could get used to ice storms every 3 or 4 years, instead of 3 or 4 times a year. Earthquakes, I can live without. I used to live on the New Madrid Fault.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 08, 2018 11:19 AM (lwiT4)

174 'Horny Bastard' First Sergeant Had Affair With Female Infantry Private, Army Says

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Shocked! SHOCKED! I am!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 08, 2018 11:19 AM (+y/Ru)

175 >>Trump really hasn't "done" much to help the economy outside of a half-decent tax bill and gutting the previous few administrations' horrible morass of wealth killing executive orders.

Trump's renegotiations of various foreign trade agreements, most notably with China but also NAFTA and the EU to a lesser degree, is absolutely having an impact on the economy.

The Canadian economy lost 50,000 jobs in August while our economy continues to add jobs. These are not unrelated data points.

In the end, these deals will be the real engine that drives growth for years.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 08, 2018 11:19 AM (/tuJf)

176 weather schmeather, "dangerous weather" is free excitement. not many things worse than livings some place where the weather is boring.

You're originally from South Dakota, IIRC. They get their share of free excitement.
Posted by: fluffy at September




mostly originally from mn but spent lots of time in sodak. snow is one of my favorite things, never have too much snow. spent lots of time all over the midwest but since college have mostly been in ny.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 11:20 AM (MTjB1)

177 Give me boring weather.

To me, there aren't many things worse than driving in traffic with a bunch of yahoos who are "excited" by weather conditions.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 08, 2018 11:12 AM (cY3LT)

Living in Pennsylvania, I like to say that I get a little bit of every kind of weather but not too much of any.
Posted by: rickl at September 08, 2018 11:16 AM (sdi6R)


Yeah, the truth is, weather around here (St. Louis) isn't all that bad. Winters aren't terrible, summers are muggy, but otherwise bearable. We get rain, like everybody else, and the tornadoes that pop through don't tend to touch down all that often in populated areas.

Then when the floods come, all the news idiots are blaring about it 24/7.

Yeah, we're not all under water, you damned fools.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 08, 2018 11:20 AM (cY3LT)

178 So, what will you wear instead?

My shoes are quite specialized. While I happen to wear adidas, if I were a Nike wearer, I'd find it impossible to get used to adidas. And my team uniform is Nike, so not much choice there.

About all I can do is to cut back on the fashion side. They won't miss me too much, though.

Posted by: t-bird at September 08, 2018 11:20 AM (Wd55D)

179 I used to live on the New Madrid Fault.


Posted by: grammie winger at September 08, 2018 11:19 AM (lwiT4)


That's the one that runs right by my mom's house in West Tennessee.

Posted by: Bert G at September 08, 2018 11:20 AM (OMsf+)

180 Nicholas Brothers = pure poetry.

That lightness and strength... I wish I could dance.

Posted by: Gem at September 08, 2018 11:20 AM (XoAz8)

181 Posted by: Chicagolurker

Well if cost of living is no factor, and you can stand living in a state as fully run by the Ds as CA, then --

Maui. 82 degrees year round, your choice of how rainy you want it by your house (rainfall varies from 10 inches to 600 inches per year depending on where on the island you live), the volcano is dead there, rare hurricanes.

There is the occasional tsunami....

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 08, 2018 11:21 AM (0ogQG)

182 where in illinois / chicago do you live? if you have been in the big city with access to the big city luxuries you will miss them once you move out to the boondocks.
Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 11:17 AM (MTjB1)

We have been in the city for years - in a very trendy neighborhood now that gentrified around us.

There are some things we'd miss, but crime is creeping ever closer and a new mayor will not necessarily be a good thing. (Not a Rahm supporter, but some of the alternatives are scary).

Posted by: Chicagolurker at September 08, 2018 11:21 AM (AXEnn)

183 166 The 1906 Galveston hurricane was a real heart breaking tragedy.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 08, 2018 11:16 AM (SW1s2)


So was the 1900 San Francisco earthquake.

Posted by: rickl at September 08, 2018 11:21 AM (sdi6R)

184 snow is one of my favorite things, never have too much snow.

What?? Are you nuts?!?!?

Posted by: grammie winger at September 08, 2018 11:22 AM (lwiT4)

185 All Hail Eris, cospura idea. Think it would work?

Helmet - https://preview.tinyurl.com/y793jnlp

Clothes - https://preview.tinyurl.com/yb95sj3x

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 08, 2018 11:22 AM (SW1s2)

186 in a very trendy neighborhood now that gentrified around us.



Wrigleyville?

Posted by: grammie winger at September 08, 2018 11:22 AM (lwiT4)

187 166 The 1906 Galveston hurricane was a real heart breaking tragedy. Great book about it, "Isaac's Storm". Almost incredible to realize that no one had more than 12 hours warning, most far less. Those in Houston had no idea anything was wrong until all of the communications lines to Galveston went down and they wondered why. By the time it was clear what was happening, all ways to leave the island were shutdown. The highest point in Galveston Island was about 9 feet above sea level; the storm surge of 15' meant that what had been an island suddenly became sea bottom, with 100 mph winds on the surface.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 08, 2018 11:22 AM (V2Yro)

188 Well if cost of living is no factor, and you can stand living in a state as fully run by the Ds as CA, then --

Maui. 82 degrees year round, your choice of how rainy you want it by your house (rainfall varies from 10 inches to 600 inches per year depending on where on the island you live), the volcano is dead there, rare hurricanes.

There is the occasional tsunami....
Posted by: GnuBreed at September 08, 2018 11:21 AM (0ogQG)

That's been a consideration, we have good friends there are visit annually. But health care and retirement costs could be issues in the future. If money were no object, it would be our first choice. Lots of golf!

Posted by: Chicagolurker at September 08, 2018 11:23 AM (AXEnn)

189 "the thing" is, government has a lot to do with making laws that give the middle guy a fair chance. They make laws that promote competition and prevent monopolies (an issue now with a few far left internet giants).

Government also makes a lot of banking laws (fractional reserve banking) but let Fannie/Freddie cheat and go 25:1 (banks were 9:1, and usually local control, they knew their borrower, they took the risk). Franklin Raines testified they would be safe at 50:1, as he sold junk as AAA and passed the risk to other entities. (and rake in tens of millions in bonuses, as it went bust ... Jamie Gorelick did the same iirc)

But the idea of some leverage and some laws that encourage investment does indeed promote economic activity, and that does kinda make the world go around. But they let a powerful few cheat and go super leverage, then bailed them out as they bribed DC.

The DC bribery game was at its height with pay to play Hillary, and her foundation was illegal, and all assets from major players bribing her could be seized ... and BAMMM we pay down the debt, fix everything ... nirvana just around the corner.

that would be some major upheaval ... but really, needed. We talk about "a reset", and that would be a better way to go than NWO and some global currency. And better than trying to keep inflating the currency. But oligarchs and DeepState are fighting tooth and nail to stop any such action.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 08, 2018 11:24 AM (Cus5s)

190 Now that Obama has decided to spout off, how soon will it be before someone asks him if he ordered the spying on Trump?

In the words of your Prophet, "yeah, you betcha..."

Posted by: The MFE(stablishment) at September 08, 2018 11:24 AM (IMdOQ)

191 We have been in the city for years - in a very trendy neighborhood now that gentrified around us.

There are some things we'd miss, but crime is creeping ever closer and a new mayor will not necessarily be a good thing. (Not a Rahm supporter, but some of the alternatives are scary).
Posted by: Chicagolurker at September




we were in nyc nonstop for more than 20 years. lots of stuff we hated, however, once you move out you are going to miss the food, convenience, everything all day every day options. you have to drive everywhere which means you do not get the exercise and you have to deal with traffic.

there are good things too but those are going to stick out like a sore thumb.

so don't go too small.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 11:24 AM (MTjB1)

192 Hawaii is great weather wise. But cost of living is scary. Then the threat of lava eating your house. And finally to ponder such intellectual featherweights as Sen Hirono representing you.. Never mind.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 08, 2018 11:24 AM (SW1s2)

193

If someplace doesn't have any palm trees, I have no business there.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 08, 2018 11:25 AM (HaL55)

194 Ben Sasse just hit the headlines:

"He made the remark in response to a tweet by a user who said she switched from being a member of the Democratic Party to having no affiliation.

"I switched my party from Democrat [to] no-party this week as I see that to be part of the solution. Have you considered following suit?" the user asked Sasse.

He responded, "yep -- regularly consider it."

Amazing how many cucks Trump is uncovering. If Sasse dies, will we have a week-long Trump Bash-a-Thon funeral?

Posted by: Grimaldi at September 08, 2018 11:25 AM (MQMD9)

195 Posted by: Chicagolurker at September 08, 2018 11:23 AM (AXEnn)



Wisconsin is very nice. Pretty and friendly and mostly red. You're weather would not improve, however. Although your tax decrease would be of some comfort.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 08, 2018 11:25 AM (lwiT4)

196 How about North Dakota? I can't imagine even weather would go there.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 08, 2018 11:12 AM (lwiT4)


When I had a part-time library job during grad school, my supervisor was the periodicals librarian-- a Norwegian-American with a string of jokes about the Upper Midwest. One of them was

Q: Why does it go down to -40 in North Dakota?
A: It keeps out the riffraff.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 08, 2018 11:25 AM (3C9q2)

197 Wrigleyville?
Posted by: grammie winger at September 08, 2018 11:22 AM (lwiT4)

No, Ukrainian Village (near Wicker Park/Bucktown). Used to be in Lakeview (just south of Wrigley). Are season ticket holders for the Cubs, but I could give that up in a few years. Need a quieter existence.

Posted by: Chicagolurker at September 08, 2018 11:25 AM (AXEnn)

198 Well if cost of living is no factor, and you can stand living in a state as fully run by the Ds as CA, then --

Maui. 82 degrees year round, your choice of how rainy you want it by your house (rainfall varies from 10 inches to 600 inches per year depending on where on the island you live), the volcano is dead there, rare hurricanes.

There is the occasional tsunami....
Posted by: GnuBreed at September 08, 2018 11:21 AM (0ogQG)

That's been a consideration, we have good friends there are visit annually. But health care and retirement costs could be issues in the future. If money were no object, it would be our first choice. Lots of golf!
Posted by: Chicagolurker at September




hawaii is one of the most boring places on earth, there is a reason the japanese only bombed it and did not invade.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 11:26 AM (MTjB1)

199 If I remember, TN can also be scorching hot.

That's really all my guy ever mentions when it comes to weather.

Posted by: TickledPink at September 08, 2018 11:26 AM (TL2pK)

200 Q: Why does it go down to -40 in North Dakota?

A: It keeps out the riffraff.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 08, 2018 11:25 AM (3C9q2)


LOL

Posted by: grammie winger at September 08, 2018 11:27 AM (lwiT4)

201 Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 08, 2018 11:22 AM (SW1s2)

Anna, I like it!

You could do some DJ'ing on the side a la DeadMau5 or Daft Punk.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 08, 2018 11:27 AM (kQs4Y)

202 Now that Obama has decided to spout off, how soon will it be before someone asks him if he ordered the spying on Trump?
=====

Saw something on Insty about 'how hard is it to say Radical Islam'. Another one I'd like to hear.

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 08, 2018 11:27 AM (MIKMs)

203 -40F

Oh right flash frozen riffraff you find during the spring thaw.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 08, 2018 11:27 AM (SW1s2)

204 Wisconsin is very nice. Pretty and friendly and mostly red. You're weather would not improve, however. Although your tax decrease would be of some comfort.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 08, 2018 11:25 AM (lwiT4)

Love Wisconsin, have friends with family house up there on a lake so take advantage of it. People are soooo nice once you hit that border!

Posted by: Chicagolurker at September 08, 2018 11:28 AM (AXEnn)

205 Lots of young ladies in evening wear walking around East Lansing on phones this morning

May be some social event

Odd hour for it though

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 11:28 AM (brDeZ)

206 There are some things we'd miss, but crime is creeping ever closer and a new mayor will not necessarily be a good thing. (Not a Rahm supporter, but some of the alternatives are scary).
Posted by: Chicagolurker at September

Word.

Posted by: Gem at September 08, 2018 11:28 AM (XoAz8)

207 Are season ticket holders for the Cubs, but I could give that up in a few years.


Oh man. I guess you're serious then.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 08, 2018 11:28 AM (lwiT4)

208 We all talk about Texas weather, and Texans love to brag about how everything is more than anybody else has, even weather, but it's easy to forget how big the State is, and you've got to combine the weather of any 10 more ordinary sized states to make a fair comparison. Personally, I've lived in East Texas for about 35 years now, I've seen hurricane-type winds that knocked a tree limb down just once (and I've seen thunderstorms that are worse) and there's been a tornado within about 20 miles of my house, but that's as close as they ever got.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 08, 2018 11:28 AM (V2Yro)

209 SW MO, NW AR, NE OK, SW KS. You can save money there. So far. And you have your pick of 4 different hierarchies. Very little snow, some freezing. Humidity sometimes lethal.

Posted by: Burger Chef at September 08, 2018 11:28 AM (RuIsu)

210 There are a few geology professors who are annoyed that the Weather Channel has assumed the position of earthquakes and volcanoes as weather issues. Rather than the effect of them on the weather.
It's all part of the hysterical and histrionic extravaganza that I despise. The WC is visibly orgasmic about Atlantic Basin storms. I guess it's good for ad revenue.
In Central WA where I live, we do get weather but it's usually not catastrophic as a lot of places. Some snow, some heat. Smoke from fires sometimes. Breezy a fair bit. The occasional quake and very occasional volcanic eruption. Seattle is much more vulnerable to quakes especially. Plus, if it goes more than a week there without rain, people forget how to drive in it. Check out the You Tube videos of Seattle in snow and ice. Steep hills, buses and crashes.

Posted by: Winston at September 08, 2018 11:28 AM (wgCUV)

211 SW MO, NW AR, NE OK, SW KS. You can save money there. So far. And you have your pick of 4 different hierarchies. Very little snow, some freezing. Humidity sometimes lethal.
Posted by: Burger Chef at September




sw ks? how much will they pay you to move there?

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 11:30 AM (MTjB1)

212 Oh man. I guess you're serious then.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 08, 2018 11:28 AM (lwiT4)

It's been a nice 15 year ride with them, but I could handle coming back for a few months in the summer to enjoy it and living somewhere else to avoid the bad parts of Chicago and Illinois.

Posted by: Chicagolurker at September 08, 2018 11:30 AM (AXEnn)

213 May be some social event

Odd hour for it though
Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 11:28 AM (brDeZ)
---

Are you sure they're not cosplaying one of the gangs for a Warriors showing?

Gang name: The Deadly Debutaints

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 08, 2018 11:30 AM (kQs4Y)

214 The first successful weather satellite was TIROS-1, launched in 1960.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TIROS-1

It only transmitted for 78 days. Today's satellites are designed for 15 year lifespans.

So I literally can't recall a time before weather satellites.

Posted by: rickl at September 08, 2018 11:30 AM (sdi6R)

215 Good grief, I can't think of anything more like hell on Earth, than the large city megametropolises (megametropoli?) in this country: New York, Chicago, LA, and a handful of others.

That whole notion of being able to get exotic food at 3AM (and first run hip and happening shows!) as a factor...

My goodness, I work in the still beating heart of drug and gangland St. Louis... and then I drive 15 minutes (longer when it freakin' rains!!) home, and all of that disappears. Completely.

I am strongly considering moving to somewhere small, but that's partially work related, as I'm getting fed up with the never-ending battles.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 08, 2018 11:30 AM (cY3LT)

216 No plans.

IIIIIIIII ain't got nobody
Nobody cares for me
Nobody nobody
Cares for me
IIIIIIIIII'm so sad and lonely
Sad and lonely sad and lonely
Won't some sweet mama come and take a chance with me
Cause I ain't so bad

Posted by: Insomniac at September 08, 2018 11:31 AM (Ydc14)

217 I suspect, seriously, that Sasse has already decided that he's going to go 1 term and out. He's actiing like a man who will never run a reelection campaign.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 08, 2018 11:31 AM (V2Yro)

218 Thank you for all the comments, I lurk but find it hard to keep up with commenting so this was a perfect pace!

Have to go get stuff done, have a great weekend. Hopefully the sun comes out here!

Posted by: Chicagolurker at September 08, 2018 11:32 AM (AXEnn)

219 Good morning all-


Miss Pronoun-ciation - a limerick

A daring transgender named Kerr
At a restaurant created a stir
When the waiter inquired
What the patron desired
Xhe said "I'll have the soup du xhir."

Posted by: Muldoon at September 08, 2018 11:32 AM (mvenn)

220 IIIIIIIII ain't got nobody

Nobody cares for me

Nobody nobody

Cares for me



Oh hush up and eat your sammich.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 08, 2018 11:32 AM (lwiT4)

221 Good grief, I can't think of anything more like hell on Earth, than the large city megametropolises (megametropoli?) in this country: New York, Chicago, LA, and a handful of others.

That whole notion of being able to get exotic food at 3AM (and first run hip and happening shows!) as a factor...

My goodness, I work in the still beating heart of drug and gangland St. Louis... and then I drive 15 minutes (longer when it freakin' rains!!) home, and all of that disappears. Completely.

I am strongly considering moving to somewhere small, but that's partially work related, as I'm getting fed up with the never-ending battles.
Posted by: BurtTC at September




never wanted to move to nyc but took a job there out of college. hated it for the first year. you have to give it a shot before you knock it but it is ridiculously convenient once you figure it out. nyc is of a scale and design that makes it unlike any other city in the U.S.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 11:33 AM (MTjB1)

222 Everyone has to deal with something. Like I said, I make it a point to pray for people going through natural or man made disasters. I don't think anyone facing this hurricane wants to be on the Weather Channel or will be screaming and begging for pity.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 08, 2018 10:32 AM (ptqGC)

The other thing about hurricanes is that they are routine phenomena in the areas subjected to them, and people who choose to live there can harden their homes to make them resistant to damage. But all too many don't.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 08, 2018 11:33 AM (iwUO9)

223 I pondered getting stuff done, but here I am in my robe sipping coffee, so I just made that "Job 1" and now I feel productive.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 08, 2018 11:33 AM (kQs4Y)

224 Weather is free content for the local TV stations. Every little snow storm in Denver they all have all the 3rd stringers out doing live coverage of folks driving by. Then in the summer or for a mild winter its endless talk of being behind the average snowpack. Fires in the state are a big honking deal, fires in Cali sometimes if enough folks have to evacuate. Fires in Montana, Idaho etc --unless they are in Yellowstone are setting records never get a word.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at September 08, 2018 11:33 AM (cLj/v)

225 Texans love to brag about how everything is more than anybody else has, even weather, but it's easy to forget how big the State is, and you've got to combine the weather of any 10 more ordinary sized states to make a fair comparison

My dad was at Fort Hood (then Camp Hood) for final paratrooper training prior to Operation Torch in 1942, and he said the word among the soldiers was that there was no use going AWOL in Texas because the land was so flat they could see you for three days.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 08, 2018 11:34 AM (3C9q2)

226 Earthquake predictor? Give me one of those Skake Alert systems that can give a 5 to 30 second warning via my smart phone. Some universities have been building a system with gov help but it will probably come to on line just after the Big One hits.

I believe some phone carriers have a shake app and it uses the inertia sensor of phones within the system to detect seismic events. Last I'd read as few as 4 phones that are linked to the system will trigger a warning.

What it didnt tell me is if the smart phones detect the "P" wave which travels faster and is less destructive than the seismic wave.

Posted by: Rex B at September 08, 2018 11:35 AM (sLG2f)

227 Oh yeah Daft Punk for sure... but with Celty DJing people might be afraid to make music requests because Celty is much like The Shadow, except more scary

https://youtu.be/QIJPbSJPC9I

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 08, 2018 11:35 AM (SW1s2)

228 Oh hush up and eat your sammich.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 08, 2018 11:32 AM (lwiT4)

Thpppppppt

Posted by: Insomniac at September 08, 2018 11:35 AM (Ydc14)

229 At some point I'm going to have to get ready for this funeral. There is nothing I hate hate hate more than having to make chit chat for hours on end with people I don't know from a hole in the ground.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 08, 2018 11:35 AM (lwiT4)

230 tornadoes scare me
can't imagine living in tornado alley

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 08, 2018 11:35 AM (CE6iV)

231 Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 11:30 AM (MTjB1)

When was the last time you were in NYC?

De Blasio is doing a bang-up job of destroying it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 08, 2018 11:36 AM (wYseH)

232 Are you sure they're not cosplaying one of the gangs for a Warriors showing?

Gang name: The Deadly Debutaints
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 08, 2018 11:30 AM (kQs4Y)

Could be

No uniform but clothes are suitably messed up

Hmmmmm

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 11:36 AM (brDeZ)

233 this is a test:

i'm checking not commenting so much -











ok

Posted by: mjc, the very, at September 08, 2018 11:36 AM (Pg+x7)

234

The other thing about hurricanes is that they are routine phenomena in the areas subjected to them, and people who choose to live there can harden their homes to make them resistant to damage. But all too many don't.

Hurricane Andrew forced the whole state to tighten up their building codes to do things like tie the roof supports to the walls and anchor the walls to the floors. Shortened up roof overhangs, too.

You can spot the pre- vs post-Andrew homes pretty readily.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 08, 2018 11:37 AM (HaL55)

235 never wanted to move to nyc but took a job there out of college. hated it for the first year. you have to give it a shot before you knock it but it is ridiculously convenient once you figure it out. nyc is of a scale and design that makes it unlike any other city in the U.S.
Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 11:33 AM (MTjB1)


Yeah, I'm going to knock it.

There are no conveniences that would be worth being surrounded by millions of New Yorkers.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 08, 2018 11:37 AM (cY3LT)

236 223 I pondered getting stuff done, but here I am in my robe sipping coffee, so I just made that "Job 1" and now I feel productive.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 08, 2018 11:33 AM (kQs4Y)

The black silk one with lace trim?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 08, 2018 11:37 AM (Ydc14)

237 I am seriously considering WI for when I sell up. Close enough culturally (semi-rural IL, but everything is turning blue 50 mi outside of Chicago), and not as difficult a transition. Son has finally overcome his flatlander appellation after 4 years, so maybe they could take me as well.

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 08, 2018 11:37 AM (MIKMs)

238 (211) Too early, not enough caffeine (yet). South East Kansas. Now that I think about it, there is an old Lead mine in the area. That usually means at least some low level of poisoning, with the attendant economic effects.

Yeah, go to NC.

Posted by: Burger Chef at September 08, 2018 11:37 AM (RuIsu)

239 Major Healey from "I Dream of Jeannie" is gone?

Well, at least we still have Bowie, right?

Posted by: Deadpool at September 08, 2018 11:37 AM (OBcoN)

240 A couple friends of mine, and some I know online, chose Costa Rica. Prices have gone up, but they have the different climates, lots of Americans (though I guess learning Spanish helps) ... and overall cost of living is much less.

As a patriot, I feel like fighting the good fight, having a sense of purpose, trying to revitalize rural America ... and grow things. One of the brothers that does some of my farming is married to a surgeon, and once their daughter graduates this year, he says she wants to read books on some island, he plans to stay and likes farming.

Hard to say where all this diversity stuff ends, and people make their money of foreign stock portfolios instead of investing in their community in some way. But ... things change. Being "rooted and grounded" changes ... we live much of our life on the internet. weird.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 08, 2018 11:38 AM (Cus5s)

241 Not every pair of Nikes is $300. Most are under $100.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 08, 2018 10:45 AM (qal9H)

You can go to WalMart, and buy the same shitty shoes, made overseas by slave labor, for under $20; just won't have the branding.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 08, 2018 11:38 AM (iwUO9)

242 It is incredulous that Obama is claiming credit for sparking this economy.


Why? Did you expect something else?
He's the bride at every wedding, the corpse at every funeral.

Posted by: tu3031 at September 08, 2018 11:38 AM (jDF8P)

243 You can go to WalMart, and buy the same shitty shoes, made overseas by slave labor, for under $20; just won't have the branding.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 08, 2018 11:38 AM (iwUO9)

Adibas?

Posted by: Surfperch at September 08, 2018 11:39 AM (QSdIk)

244 Weather is free content for the local TV stations. Every little snow storm in Denver they all have all the 3rd stringers out doing live coverage of folks driving by. Then in the summer or for a mild winter its endless talk of being behind the average snowpack. Fires in the state are a big honking deal, fires in Cali sometimes if enough folks have to evacuate. Fires in Montana, Idaho etc --unless they are in Yellowstone are setting records never get a word.
Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at September 08, 2018 11:33 AM (cLj/v)


Why, it's almost as if the teevee nooz industrial complex is designed to get your eyeballs on them, and has nothing to do with presenting actual, you know, news.

Almost.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 08, 2018 11:39 AM (cY3LT)

245 I pondered getting stuff done, but here I am in my robe sipping coffee, so I just made that "Job 1" and now I feel productive.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 08, 2018 11:33 AM (kQs4Y)

Baselines: realigned

Now you done 2 things

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 11:39 AM (brDeZ)

246 219
204

Wisconsin is very nice. Pretty and friendly and mostly red. You're

weather would not improve, however. Although your tax decrease would be

of some comfort.


Posted by: grammie winger at September 08, 2018 11:25 AM (lwiT4)


Shh, don't mention the misquotes.

Posted by: Kemp at September 08, 2018 11:40 AM (2Ojqt)

247 204
Wisconsin is very nice. Pretty and friendly and mostly red. You're
weather would not improve, however. Although your tax decrease would be
of some comfort.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 08, 2018 11:25 AM (lwiT4)


Shh, don't mention the mosquots.

Posted by: Kemp at September 08, 2018 11:40 AM (2Ojqt)

248 243. Adibas is earned, not given.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 08, 2018 11:40 AM (fA1SL)

249 243 You can go to WalMart, and buy the same shitty shoes, made overseas by slave labor, for under $20; just won't have the branding.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 08, 2018 11:38 AM (iwUO9)

Adibas?
Posted by: Surfperch at September 08, 2018 11:39 AM (QSdIk)

SlavMart

Posted by: Insomniac at September 08, 2018 11:40 AM (Ydc14)

250 205 Lots of young ladies in evening wear walking around East Lansing on phones this morning

Are you sure they're ladies?

Posted by: Bangkok Hooker at September 08, 2018 11:40 AM (OBcoN)

251 Are your nightmares warnings from the unconscious or just echoing waking fears? Don't ask me. They're your nightmares. I've got my own.

(I'm Having Those) Nightmares Again

Why are you so brutal in my dreams?
You treat me like we've hardly even met!
Is there something really wrong with us
or am I so afraid that you'll forget?...


https://youtu.be/yTFlS7HVYiQ?t=10m27s

Posted by: mindful webworker - Warning: me attempting to sing and play piano at September 08, 2018 11:40 AM (lFi5f)

252 American Mirror: "Obama refers to himself 102 times during 64-minute speech." Only 20 more and it would have been two per minute.

Shorter Obama:

"I. I. I, me, me, me. You. Me. Myself, I, I, I, Mine. Myself, me, me. me--did I Mention me? Him, me, mine myself and I, I, I. Thank you--and me--and goodnight. Me."

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at September 08, 2018 11:40 AM (Ndje9)

253 ELBOWS? Where is our football thread?

Posted by: Kemp at September 08, 2018 11:41 AM (2Ojqt)

254 When was the last time you were in NYC?

De Blasio is doing a bang-up job of destroying it.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September




every so often / monthly, headquartered there. you are right, deblasio is ruining the place, however, it is a good time to shop for real estate.

not especially missing the place. we took an assignment out of nyc two or so years ago. within the last year our friends have been moving out to westchester and nj.

nice living in a shall issue state but you miss some things.

the thing is you usually notice the things you miss more than the things you like. super having a gun, now if I could get some decent sushi somewhere.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 11:41 AM (MTjB1)

255 Chicago is being held by band aids, solid police force, and the Chamber of Cronyism.

House of cards that seals off the gang war zones, so that the Asian and Euro tourists never see a thing.

Militant Black Feminista and Cook County Chairman Preckwinkle will probably run and win. Then you have white flight. Chicago is doomed

Posted by: Jonah at September 08, 2018 11:41 AM (HrSJb)

256 Son just texted that he's in line at Nine Line Apparel to meet Oz Geist, one of the heroes of Benghazi.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 08, 2018 11:41 AM (ptqGC)

257 Well, this is nice. A guy told the Make a Wish Foundation that he wanted to be the guest picker on College GameDay, and today is his day.

Posted by: Vendette at September 08, 2018 11:41 AM (MjTB+)

258 Why? Did you expect something else?
He's the bride at every wedding


I always knew he had a secret ceremony with Reggie at Man's Country.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 08, 2018 11:41 AM (3C9q2)

259 249. Slavazon.ru

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 08, 2018 11:42 AM (fA1SL)

260 They put brandy in Old Fashioneds in Wi. What the crap.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 11:42 AM (PUmDY)

261 Chicago is Detroit with a Lakefront

Posted by: Jonah at September 08, 2018 11:42 AM (HrSJb)

262 https://youtu.be/QIJPbSJPC9I
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 08, 2018 11:35 AM (SW1s2)
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Sweet merciful heavens.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 08, 2018 11:42 AM (kQs4Y)

263 Not every pair of Nikes is $300. Most are under $100.
Posted by: #neverskankles at September 08, 2018 10:45 AM (qal9H)

Oh, good! This means that those oppressed minorities can afford to do without a week of food to afford that $100. They just need to have another kid and they'll get more "assistance" to pay for the sneakers and the Mad Dog.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 08, 2018 11:42 AM (9BLnV)

264 Do they even still make brandy?

Posted by: Brandy Alexander at September 08, 2018 11:43 AM (OBcoN)

265 Yeah, I'm going to knock it.

There are no conveniences that would be worth being surrounded by millions of New Yorkers.
Posted by: BurtTC at September




well, go ahead, however, you would be surprised to know that the nonsense about nyers being unfriendly or rude is complete bs. friendly as or friendlier than people anywhere else in the country.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 11:43 AM (MTjB1)

266 Chicago is Detroit with a Lakefront
Posted by: Jonah at September 08, 2018 11:42 AM (HrSJb)

Detroit has a lakefront.

Posted by: Surfperch at September 08, 2018 11:43 AM (QSdIk)

267 There are no conveniences that would be worth being surrounded by millions of New Yorkers.

There are reasons why some of us dread the apocalypse that would result from a Yankees/Mets World Series.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 08, 2018 11:44 AM (3C9q2)

268 262. Yup. That's how people end up digging canals.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 08, 2018 11:44 AM (fA1SL)

269 Jane, how cool!

Can you ask your son to give Geist a big kiss from me?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 08, 2018 11:44 AM (CE6iV)

270 Misquotes carry West Nile disease

Posted by: Muldoon at September 08, 2018 11:44 AM (mvenn)

271 Are you sure they're ladies?
Posted by: Bangkok Hooker at September 08, 2018 11:40 AM (OBcoN)

Somebody must have thought so

I didn't slow down to check

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 11:44 AM (brDeZ)

272 The black silk one with lace trim?
Posted by: Insomniac at September 08, 2018 11:37 AM (Ydc14)
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No, not my work robe.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 08, 2018 11:45 AM (kQs4Y)

273 Greetings:

Readings:

1) "The Field of Blood" by Nicholas Morton tells the story of the 12th Century attempts by the Crusaders to capture Aleppo, Syria. And the parallels with today's Syria are so exacting that the author had to add an Afterword acknowledging that Syria is now what it ever was and probably always will be.

2) "Skin in the Game" by Nassim Nicholas Taleb is kind of a dense read initially but is the Anti-Obama "Skin" and tells how "risk" which is being totally removed from our Prog Elites lives is the thing that keeps humanity on the straight and narrow or at least on the road-bed.

Posted by: 11B40 at September 08, 2018 11:45 AM (evgyj)

274 @151

You ever notice that no one from the Obama administration ever sits down for any type of interview?


CNN literally has one of the central figures in Spygate/Russia gate on the payroll and is not asked question one about any of it.


I wonder why that is?

Posted by: Kreplach at September 08, 2018 11:45 AM (IGLrm)

275 you sure they're ladies?
Posted by: Bangkok Hooker at September 08, 2018 11:40 AM (OBcoN)

Somebody must have thought so

I didn't slow down to check
Posted by: hogmartin at September




you sure they were not going home?

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 11:45 AM (MTjB1)

276 My dad was at Fort Hood (then Camp Hood) for final paratrooper training prior to Operation Torch in 1942, and he said the word among the soldiers was that there was no use going AWOL in Texas because the land was so flat they could see you for three days.
Posted by: Basement Cat at September 08, 2018 11:34 AM (3C9q2)

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LOL!

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 08, 2018 11:46 AM (hLB6Q)

277 Just popping in briefly to express my annoyance with the hearing on Judge Kavanaugh. Kids who can't vote testified against him. I was wondering why they were there. Did his daughter's basketball team testify for him?! Good grief Desperate Dems at work again!

https://tinyurl.com/yckexora


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 08, 2018 11:46 AM (AllCR)

278 There are reasons why some of us dread the apocalypse that would result from a Yankees/Mets World Series.

Well, we should be okay for this year then...

Posted by: tu3031 at September 08, 2018 11:46 AM (jDF8P)

279 retiring outside the U.S. does not seem like a wise decision.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 11:46 AM (MTjB1)

280 266. Touche. Chicago is then a bigger Detroit

Posted by: Jonah at September 08, 2018 11:47 AM (HrSJb)

281 Had to switch to high top shoes due to destroying an ankle. Plus, I started looking at other shoes because I found wearing shoes that would shame a neon billboard to be a bit much.

Now, even in 100 degree plus hear, I wear Merrell high top hiking shoes so I have proper ankle and arch support.

Posted by: Blake - used scripting salesman at September 08, 2018 11:47 AM (WEBkv)

282
Chicago is Detroit with a Lakefront
Posted by: Jonah at September 08, 2018 11:42 AM (HrSJb)


Ahem

Posted by: Lake St Clair at September 08, 2018 11:48 AM (TAmPV)

283 Chicago is being held by band aids, solid police force, and the Chamber of Cronyism.

Chicago is doomed
Posted by: Jonah at September 08, 2018 11:41 AM (HrSJb)

Really? I've just never associated Chicago with a "solid police force." Oh, sure, they're solid when it comes to keeping incompetents on the force (like all union based activity), solid in "wetting their beaks" to enhance their standard of living, and solid about allowing the mob and "vibrancy" to control large sections of Chicago. I'm sure their are "good" cops in Chicago, but they certainly don't make any of the decisions. And they're not in the majority.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 08, 2018 11:49 AM (9BLnV)

284 you sure they were not going home?
Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 11:45 AM (MTjB1)

That was the joke, yes

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 11:49 AM (brDeZ)

285 Jane, how cool!

Can you ask your son to give Geist a big kiss from me?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 08, 2018 11:44 AM (CE6iV)


I don't think he wants to kiss Oz Geist! Lol. He just sent a picture of the huge crowd in line to meet him. I texted him back, "Wow. Look at all those patriots!"

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 08, 2018 11:50 AM (ptqGC)

286 Yeah, I'm going to knock it.

There are no conveniences that would be worth being surrounded by millions of New Yorkers.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 08, 2018 11:37 AM (cY3LT)


========

That goes double for Queens. It's how I imagine living in Mexico must be.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 08, 2018 11:50 AM (/qEW2)

287 Detroit is Chicago, but with better Christmas.


No El


Posted by: Muldoon at September 08, 2018 11:50 AM (mvenn)

288 you sure they were not going home?
Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 11:45 AM (MTjB1)

That was the joke, yes
Posted by: hogmartin at September




oops, thought there was some lansing derby or something going on.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 11:50 AM (MTjB1)

289 Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 11:42 AM (PUmDY)

Or unspeakably awful Canadian whisky.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 08, 2018 11:50 AM (wYseH)

290 Just popping in briefly to express my annoyance with the hearing on Judge Kavanaugh

I have a sense that his faith is what keeps him going.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 08, 2018 11:51 AM (3C9q2)

291 well, go ahead, however, you would be surprised to know that the
nonsense about nyers being unfriendly or rude is complete bs. friendly
as or friendlier than people anywhere else in the country.
=====

Rather than just NYers, I would just say Atlantic coasties are more difficult for polite Midwesterners to deal with than Pacific coasties. My area used to be full of corporate gypsies and the CA idiots, if explained the whys and wherefores of a system, would be polite and if they felt strongly about something would work to change. NY idiots, if explained the whys and wherefores of a system, would roll their eyes and say that it is wrong, backward, and only they could 'fix' whatever; essentially shut up you ignorant farmers.

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 08, 2018 11:51 AM (MIKMs)

292 By that reaction All Hail Eris, appalled or amazed?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 08, 2018 11:51 AM (SW1s2)

293 272 The black silk one with lace trim?
Posted by: Insomniac at September 08, 2018 11:37 AM (Ydc14)
---
No, not my work robe.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 08, 2018 11:45 AM (kQs4Y)

Oh my.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 08, 2018 11:52 AM (NWiLs)

294 Crap, I guess Detroit does have an elevated train. Scratch that joke.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 08, 2018 11:52 AM (mvenn)

295 oops, thought there was some lansing derby or something going on.
Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 11:50 AM (MTjB1)

There's a game but it's in AZ

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 11:52 AM (brDeZ)

296 While schmucks are paying $11 for a ten ounce beer at Wrigley Field, Chicago has:

1. The worst violence in America
2. Highest Sales Tax in U.S
3. Highest Property Taxes in US
4. Worst Airport
5. Most Corrupt Political structure, that only rivals Moscow.

Sadly that does not matter to the dimwitted yuppies, who still get mugged after drinking at the bars at 3 am.

Posted by: Jonah at September 08, 2018 11:52 AM (HrSJb)

297 Or unspeakably awful Canadian whisky.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September




ever watch mad men? canadian club was downed like water on that show.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 11:52 AM (MTjB1)

298 290. I'd rather he be motivated by an unquenchable thirst for vengeance. But faith will do.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 08, 2018 11:52 AM (fA1SL)

299 Knight is said to not care about people burning Nike gear because it is already paid for.

I figure to be more effective, box the Nike stuff up, address the box to NIKE, Beaverton OR 97005 and mail it off.

Let the corporate rats deal with getting rid of the semi-trucks of rejected gear. They can pile it up on the loading dock, or down on their campus grassy areas.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 08, 2018 11:52 AM (2K6fY)

300 **wanders off**

Posted by: Muldoon at September 08, 2018 11:53 AM (mvenn)

301 That's my preference, lurkerspouse would love to get back to fishing so need to figure that out. I know there's some water out there, but not as accessible as other places.

Posted by: Chicagolurker at September 08, 2018 11:14 AM (AXEnn)

From where I sit right now in Apache Junction, it's about a 20-minute road trip to Saguaro Lake, a very scenic reservoir on the Salt River that has trout, bass, panfish, and catfish. There is a marina, and there is camping. I see many, many boats around here. There are other reservoirs within easy driving distance, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 08, 2018 11:54 AM (iwUO9)

302 283. B.S. Chicago has excellent force for what they have to deal with.

I think cops in all major US cities should do a one day strike. Let the all the champagne socialists hide in their condo towers as the looting begins

Posted by: Jonah at September 08, 2018 11:55 AM (HrSJb)

303 There are no conveniences that would be worth being surrounded by millions of New Yorkers.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 08, 2018 11:37 AM


Not even the famous salsa?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 08, 2018 11:56 AM (DMUuz)

304 The "math professor" doing the political indoctrination appears to be in a non-tenured "teaching professor" position equivalent to "lecturer."

He must feel really comfortable with the political climate in his department, or else he's really down with the cause.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at September 08, 2018 11:56 AM (t5m5e)

305 Watch as NIKE,LEVIS and DICK the PRICKS SPORTING GOODS lose lots of costumers and million of bucks in big stupid blunders

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at September 08, 2018 11:56 AM (FLiOE)

306 299. good point. Trump should tweet pictures of Phil Knight's Chinese sweat shops.

I will not burn the nike crap I have, but will never buy anything new

Posted by: Jonah at September 08, 2018 11:57 AM (HrSJb)

307 My shoes are quite specialized. While I happen to wear adidas, if I were a Nike wearer, I'd find it impossible to get used to adidas. And my team uniform is Nike, so not much choice there.

About all I can do is to cut back on the fashion side. They won't miss me too much, though.

Posted by: t-bird at September 08, 2018 11:20 AM (Wd55D)

Sew an American Flag patch on over the nike swoosh. If anyone dares object, introduce their face to your fist.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 08, 2018 11:57 AM (iwUO9)

308 Rather than just NYers, I would just say Atlantic coasties are more difficult for polite Midwesterners to deal with than Pacific coasties. My area used to be full of corporate gypsies and the CA idiots, if explained the whys and wherefores of a system, would be polite and if they felt strongly about something would work to change. NY idiots, if explained the whys and wherefores of a system, would roll their eyes and say that it is wrong, backward, and only they could 'fix' whatever; essentially shut up you ignorant farmers.
Posted by: mustbequantum at September




well, it is possible that the problem is with the midwesterners. spent lots of time in mpls where everyone would go on about "mn nice", which was hard for people from other regions to get used to. mn nice means that everyone is very friendly and polite, but that is it, it is more or less a veneer. simply because they are nice and polite does not mean that they want to be friends or that there is anything personal in the niceness, quite the opposite, the niceness is nothing personal.

nyers may have a tougher exterior but they a much friendlier and more engaging once you get past the exterior.

when in ny I know the name of nearly everyone I deal with , everywhere on a regular basis.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 11:58 AM (MTjB1)

309 There are no conveniences that would be worth being surrounded by millions of New Yorkers.
---------------------------------
There are reasons why some of us dread the apocalypse that would result from a Yankees/Mets World Series.
Posted by: Basement Cat at September 08, 2018 11:44 AM (3C9q2)


There was one already, in 2000.

Since then we've had 9/11, the election of Bobama, three Red Sox WS victories, a White Sox win, a Royals win, three Giants wins... and the cherry on top, a Cubs win.

Yeah, obviously God is still angry about the 2000 Yankee/Mets series.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 08, 2018 11:58 AM (cY3LT)

310 Posted by: Basement Cat at September 08, 2018 11:51 AM (3C9q2)

I certainly hope and trust so,because whatever one feels about Romney as a candidate, as "Legal Insurrection" says about Kavanaugh the Democrats Romneyed Kavanaugh. Nice guy. Helps feed the poor with his church. Coaches his daughters bb team, works hard asa judge and now he's been portrayed a monster. You'd need your faith to help stand against that including passages such as:

1st Samuel16:17b

Matthew 5:10-12

Colossians 3;12-14

Just to name a few.

And despite the problems of the RCC I trust that he continues to take the Eucharist and to pray.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 08, 2018 11:59 AM (AllCR)

311 With Kavanaugh getting confirmed, Trump gets to replace him on the power D.C Court of Appeals. Hope he picks a great young 30 year old conservative.

No Blue slips for this court. what a great two'fer

Posted by: Jonah at September 08, 2018 12:00 PM (HrSJb)

312 309. do not forget the hapless eagles winning the super bowl

Posted by: Jonah at September 08, 2018 12:01 PM (HrSJb)

313 well, it is possible that the problem is with the midwesterners. spent lots of time in mpls where everyone would go on about "mn nice", which was hard for people from other regions to get used to. mn nice means that everyone is very friendly and polite, but that is it, it is more or less a veneer. simply because they are nice and polite does not mean that they want to be friends or that there is anything personal in the niceness, quite the opposite, the niceness is nothing personal.

nyers may have a tougher exterior but they a much friendlier and more engaging once you get past the exterior.

when in ny I know the name of nearly everyone I deal with , everywhere on a regular basis.
Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 11:58 AM (MTjB1)


You really are making the point.

If you can't be nice to strangers, you aren't nice.

If you are only nice to people who get to know you, then you're self-serving and selfish.

Sorry, this is not going to be a "nice" comment here.

I really don't give a damn about New Yorkers and their so-called tough exterior. I'll stay away. And be happier for it.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 08, 2018 12:01 PM (cY3LT)

314 And despite the problems of the RCC I trust that he continues to take the Eucharist and to pray.

I do too-- honestly, I'm surprised that none of the Klown Kar posse have (so far) brought up the current RCC scandals in order to embarrass him.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 08, 2018 12:02 PM (3C9q2)

315 307. Damn Straight!!! Should put on flag on my shoes. Great call

Posted by: Jonah at September 08, 2018 12:02 PM (HrSJb)

316 Let the corporate rats deal with getting rid of the semi-trucks of rejected gear. "

So we'll see plenty of 3rd world folk attired in Nike gear... along with NE patriot super bowl champion caps and tshirts.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 08, 2018 12:02 PM (6qErC)

317

Does wearing baseball gear around the house include a strap on novelty miniature Louisville slugger with 60-grit and a chisel used to raise splinters up?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: M. ooch at September 08, 2018 12:02 PM (UFLLM)

318 312 309. do not forget the hapless eagles winning the super bowl
Posted by: Jonah at September 08, 2018 12:01 PM (HrSJb)


God has already abandoned the NFL completely.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 08, 2018 12:03 PM (cY3LT)

319 Phil Knight is retired.
Mark Parker runs Nike.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 08, 2018 12:03 PM (CE6iV)

320 Texas A and M is a great GameDay experience.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 12:04 PM (PUmDY)

321 You really are making the point.

If you can't be nice to strangers, you aren't nice.

If you are only nice to people who get to know you, then you're self-serving and selfish.

Sorry, this is not going to be a "nice" comment here.

I really don't give a damn about New Yorkers and their so-called tough exterior. I'll stay away. And be happier for it.
Posted by: BurtTC at September



well, you seem to have misread my comment, no one said that nyers were not nice.

guess if you are content to make decisions in ignorance that is up to you.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 12:04 PM (MTjB1)

322 simply because they are nice and polite does not mean that they want to
be friends or that there is anything personal in the niceness, quite
the opposite, the niceness is nothing personal.
=====

That is where the 'cheese gets binding' as my grandmother used to say. Politesse works so that very disparate groups and interests can meet in the public square to work things out. I am not looking for social groups, I have more than I can handle.

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 08, 2018 12:05 PM (MIKMs)

323 Posted by: BurtTC at September 08, 2018 12:01 PM (cY3LT)

Dems are probably doing in in their private discussions. I do think, though he was somewhat prepared for it having been through questioning before, I imagine for some sort of Judgeship and they had a trial questioning with hit supporters. But school children with the "feels". No; I doubt he could be prepared for that. It's not that I don't care about the kids, but good grief-Supreme Court doesn't make laws. Such a pathetic piece of emotional blackmail!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 08, 2018 12:06 PM (AllCR)

324 From the previous thread:
Apropos of nothing: Ben Shapiro bet $10,000 that Hillary would win. I assume it was even odds, not NYT-Huffpo Coronation Watch odds.

Source?


He said so in his Sunday interview with Greg Gutfeld, which I recommend. If Hillary, like Dove soap, had 98.1% chance of winning, then the payout would have been $190.

I keep bringing this up but ... Shapiro thought it was hilarious when there was an early-morning SWAT on Cohen's home and office. Any lawyer worth a damn would find it troubling. The liberal #HotTake when it happened was that Mueller had something red-hot explosive, so that it would be "worth it" to abuse his power so egregiously. Just wait and it will come out... That was in April.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 08, 2018 12:06 PM (rnAwa)

325 guess if you are content to make decisions in ignorance that is up to you.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 12:04 PM (MTjB1)

Are you new here? That's his M.O.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 08, 2018 12:07 PM (wYseH)

326 Meant "trial questioning with his supporters"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 08, 2018 12:07 PM (AllCR)

327
IIIIIIIII ain't got nobody
Nobody cares for me



Venus if you will
Please send a little
girl for me Insomniac to thrill
A girl with all your
kisses and your charms
A girl without arms
like yoooouu... ♪

Posted by: mindful webworker - when good love songs go bad at September 08, 2018 12:08 PM (lFi5f)

328 Well, this is nice. A guy told the Make a Wish Foundation that he wanted to be the guest picker on College GameDay, and today is his day.


Posted by: Vendette


I read that as guest pecker.

Posted by: JT at September 08, 2018 12:08 PM (S287J)

329 There are no conveniences that would be worth being surrounded by millions of New Yorkers.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 08, 2018 11:37 AM

Not even the famous salsa?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 08, 2018 11:56 AM (DMUuz)


I have buried many men in the desert over their choice in picante sauce.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 08, 2018 12:09 PM (cY3LT)

330 I see I popped in on the weather channel. So come to AZ. Some monsoon (rain and wind) during the summer and dust storms but theyre called Haboobs so its a moron name. Yeah, 115 a few months but very little humdiidty. Not sure how I ahndeled teh summers in FL. For so many years. AND in an hour o so you can be in the mountains for a cool escape. Lakes in the area Orr Phoenix even and sane gun laws. OK, we'll be waiting.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 12:09 PM (3SzRC)

331 they need to make some unique nike shoe laces to hang those products from the power lines.

Posted by: TANJ at September 08, 2018 12:10 PM (Wa5hI)

332 Cannibal Bob, I know it's 5:00 somewhere, but not in Arizona.

Posted by: bluebell at September 08, 2018 12:10 PM (JJZzu)

333 Dems are probably doing in in their private
discussions. I do think, though he was somewhat prepared for it having
been through questioning before, I imagine for some sort of Judgeship
and they had a trial questioning with hit supporters. But school
children with the "feels". No; I doubt he could be prepared for that.
It's not that I don't care about the kids, but good grief-Supreme Court
doesn't make laws. Such a pathetic piece of emotional blackmail!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 08, 2018 12:06 PM (AllCR)


Yes, he would have been questioned when he was put on the DC Circuit, but nowhere near the level of this week. And yes, they do run mock hearings with all SCOTUS nominees, called murder boards.

It wouldn't have been smart for the Ds to bring up the RCC, since a number of them are themselves Catholic.

Posted by: Vendette at September 08, 2018 12:10 PM (MjTB+)

334 Kinks have a Village Green 50th anniversary box set releasing soon, per Chris Carter on sxm.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 12:11 PM (PUmDY)

335 guess if you are content to make decisions in ignorance that is up to you.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 12:04 PM (MTjB1)

Are you new here? That's his M.O.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 08, 2018 12:07 PM (wYseH)


And you're still carrying around a grudge over something you were wrong about 2 years ago.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 08, 2018 12:11 PM (cY3LT)

336 Texas A and M is a great GameDay experience."

As long as it stays over there *points about 60 miles west*

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 08, 2018 12:11 PM (6qErC)

337 332 Cannibal Bob, I know it's 5:00 somewhere, but not in Arizona.

Posted by: bluebell at September 08, 2018 12:10 PM (JJZzu)
--------
It can be 5:00 if he uses the new math.

Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 12:11 PM (MVjcR)

338 Chicagolurker, the Morons led me home here to eastern Oklahoma. We have lakes and hills and peace and quiet. Yah, it gets a bit warm in the summer but the older I get the less cold I can tolerate.

You could do lots worse.

Posted by: creeper at September 08, 2018 12:12 PM (l0mIQ)

339
Some rascal is putting up bumper stickers in area restrooms and bus stops that say:

'White Nike Keeps Blacks Down'
'Nike is a Tool of White Power'
'Asian Slaves Make Nike for Black Slaves'

What a bastard...

Posted by: Some Dude at September 08, 2018 12:12 PM (E78bp)

340 It can be 5:00 if he uses the new math.
Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 12:11 PM (MVjcR)
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I think we'd need to go to Common Core math for that kind of logic.

Posted by: bluebell at September 08, 2018 12:12 PM (JJZzu)

341 2) "Skin in the Game" by Nassim Nicholas Taleb is kind of a dense read initially but is the Anti-Obama "Skin" and tells how "risk" which is being totally removed from our Prog Elites lives is the thing that keeps humanity on the straight and narrow or at least on the road-bed."

Taleb has the kinds of insights that are narrowly recognized today, but which I believe will make him a "must read" author for hundreds of years to come. He grasps fundamental truths in a way that most can't comprehend - take his point about risk. Trying to eliminate risk in our daily lives in fact massively increases the risk to our societies, and to all of us who are part of these societies. Because it turns manageable, individual risk into unmanageable, systemic risk.

Allowing a constant level of personal risk is in fact the safest path any society can follow. But it takes understanding and insight to grasp that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 08, 2018 12:12 PM (V2Yro)

342 Posted by: BurtTC at September



well, you seem to have misread my comment, no one said that nyers were not nice.

guess if you are content to make decisions in ignorance that is up to you.
Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 12:04 PM (MTjB1)


No, I didn't misread your comment.

I read it exactly as you wrote it.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 08, 2018 12:13 PM (cY3LT)

343 340 It can be 5:00 if he uses the new math.
Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 12:11 PM (MVjcR)
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I think we'd need to go to Common Core math for that kind of logic.
Posted by: bluebell at September 08, 2018 12:12 PM (JJZzu)
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It's all explained in The Book of Weasel.

Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 12:13 PM (MVjcR)

344 good news!
It's 5 pm in Scotland!

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 08, 2018 12:14 PM (CE6iV)

345 332 Cannibal Bob, I know it's 5:00 somewhere, but not in Arizona.

Posted by: bluebell at September 08, 2018 12:10 PM (JJZzu)


Hey bb. Went to a local watering hole to watch tennis yesterday and continued the happy hour at home. Gees. Slept in. Still on first cuppa cawfee. So another thing. Have a pool here in AZ. WWork in teh yard a bit and fall in the pool. RReally, all you moons pile in tracks like the Clampets and come out. We need you. Even Weasel can have "acres" here up by Ben Avery shooting range.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 12:15 PM (3SzRC)

346 Democrats: "This economy is lousy--but President Obama deserves credit!"

They swing both ways. Just like their leader.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at September 08, 2018 12:15 PM (Ndje9)

347 theyre called Haboobs so its a moron name

I brought up haboobs on another thread a few days back and one of the other morons replied: REMOVE HABOOBS. I guess some folks don't like AZ cuisine.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 08, 2018 12:16 PM (3C9q2)

348 Milady and I moved to her home town of Chicago and managed apartments there for fourteen years. Had three kids. Milady's family was around a lot. It was good.

We jumped at the opportunity to move out, almost twenty-five years ago. Kids hit their teens while living on an Oklahoma ranch. Even though we bungled many things in the move, and I have not made a good decisions since, I never regret leaving Chicago. The Chicago we miss largely isn't really there anymore, as a recent visit reminded us.

209 SW MO, NW AR, NE OK, SW KS. You can save money there. So far. And you have your pick of 4 different hierarchies. Very little snow, some freezing. Humidity sometimes lethal.
Posted by: Burger Chef


Pretty sure you meant SE KS there. "Green Country" is our neighborhood. Nice lakes, no oceans. Pretty hills, no mountains. Not as hot as Phoenix in the summer. Not as cold as Alaska in the winter. Always drought or deluge. The tornado belt has moved north and east, but we still get 'em. We're getting the fracking-induced earthquakes under control. And only two Islamic terrorist training camps (that we know of). Also, armed citizenry.

The Oklahoma license plates used to say "Oklahoma is OK." That about sums it up. Not great. Not terrible. Not Texas.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Okie by birth and choice at September 08, 2018 12:16 PM (lFi5f)

349 Crossfit for Communism!

Posted by: Little Lupe at September 08, 2018 12:17 PM (Tyii7)

350 my weekend plans involve a trip to the gun range in a few min, then watching a movie, getting some dinner and playing games with my friends tomorrow.

Pretty standard, really

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 08, 2018 12:17 PM (xJa6I)

351 297
ever watch mad men? canadian club was downed like water on that show.
Posted by: yankeefifth at September 08, 2018 11:52 AM (MTjB1)


I didn't watch that show, but I remember whiskey ads from Life magazine in the 60s. Brands like Old Crow, Ten High, Old Grandad, etc. They're mostly bottom shelf brands today. Who says there is no such thing as progress?

Posted by: rickl at September 08, 2018 12:18 PM (sdi6R)

352 B.S. Chicago has excellent force for what they have to deal with.

I think cops in all major US cities should do a one day strike. Let the all the champagne socialists hide in their condo towers as the looting begins
Posted by: Jonah at September 08, 2018 11:55 AM (HrSJb)

Yeah, and heroin dealers have an excellent business model for what they have to deal with, too.

Oh, and by the way, the champagne socialists already have private security people to keep the "vibrancy" at bay. It's just the White middle class that has to worry. Besides, the cops only "protect" people accidentally. They are part of the punishment phase of the criminal justice system, since you're already going to be robbed, raped, or dead by the time they arrive.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 08, 2018 12:18 PM (9BLnV)

353 I wonder if Amy Barrett could have made it thru the hearings like Kavanagh.

Brett was solid and cool

Posted by: Jonah at September 08, 2018 12:18 PM (HrSJb)

354 Well, on a happier note-I think I'll leave this here and go away again, and if I have something political to complain I'll go and grouse to my dear husband. Lucky you! :^)

This is a story about an 81 year old man who volunteers at a NICU. He loves to hold the babies and he and his wife just gave a big donation to the NICU Sounds like a very caring man:

https://tinyurl.com/ybv9v8yg

Have a good rest of the day everyone!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 08, 2018 12:18 PM (AllCR)

355 Heidi says time is just a and construct for the matrix we're in. Shes been in the sauce this morning already i think.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 12:18 PM (3SzRC)

356 I just decided what to do.

I'm gonna have a nap !

Posted by: JT at September 08, 2018 12:19 PM (S287J)

357 Have a good rest of the day everyone!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 08, 2018 12:18 PM (AllCR)


Et cum spiritu tuo.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 08, 2018 12:19 PM (3C9q2)

358 352. More BS. Private security would wet their pants without cops doing the heavy work. They would bail when the first rioters showed up, so would the doormen

Posted by: Jonah at September 08, 2018 12:20 PM (HrSJb)

359 https://tinyurl.com/ybv9v8yg

Have a good rest of the day everyone!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 08, 2018 12:18 PM (AllCR)
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What a great article, Fen. I don't have a million dollars to give away but I'd love to become a baby holder like that some day. The hard part would be them getting me to leave.

Posted by: bluebell at September 08, 2018 12:20 PM (JJZzu)

360 Have a nice day, friend FenelonSpoke.

Back now. What did I miss?

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 12:21 PM (y87Qq)

361 Cannibal Bob, I know it's 5:00 somewhere, but not in Arizona.

Posted by: bluebell at September 08, 2018 12:10 PM (JJZzu)

5:00 is really more of a guideline than a rule.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 08, 2018 12:21 PM (9BLnV)

362 Herman's Hermits My Reservation"s Been Confirned is a rocker.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 12:21 PM (PUmDY)

363 Gonna watch Sharks Machine today sometime. You guys said too.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 12:21 PM (3SzRC)

364 352. Why you need to protect yourself with your own weapons, but off course I am sure you are a gun grabber. You would be the first to go like the other sheep

Posted by: Jonah at September 08, 2018 12:21 PM (HrSJb)

365 Well I have to admit BarkyO does have a lot to do with the current economic boom. By Barky keeping the 'boot on their throats' of most businesses and entrepreneurs, just by Trump knocking that aside there is a lot of growth.

Odd how all so many NT pundit folks that said it was fine to have Barky because it would lead to a 2nd Reagan are unable to set aside their pride or whatever and enjoy what Trump and administration are doing for the country.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at September 08, 2018 12:22 PM (cLj/v)

366 Not even the famous salsa?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 08, 2018 11:56 AM (DMUuz)


Not even the world famous Brooklyn Barbecue.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 08, 2018 12:22 PM (2K6fY)

367 Back now. What did I miss?

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 12:21 PM (y87Qq)

More weather and I want all the moons to move to AZ. With Heidi and I. Come on.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 12:22 PM (3SzRC)

368 Aww shit.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 12:22 PM (3SzRC)

369 While schmucks are paying $11 for a ten ounce beer at Wrigley Field, Chicago has:

1. The worst violence in America

Posted by: Jonah at September 08, 2018 11:52 AM (HrSJb)

You Lie!

Posted by: Baltimore at September 08, 2018 12:23 PM (QSdIk)

370 I heard Obama snorts Coke and plays Video Games all day, in his Gubmint Cheese Mansion

Posted by: Jonah at September 08, 2018 12:23 PM (HrSJb)

371 Even Weasel can have "acres" here up by Ben Avery shooting range.
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You taunt me, bro!
How's things? Rainy weekend so I'm stuck behind enemy lines here at Fort Weasel. Guess I'm a fair weather farmer.

Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 12:24 PM (MVjcR)

372 mindful, maybe we'd better quit promoting Oklahoma. St this rate we'll have 'em moving here in droves.

(wanders off singing)
Well, I've never been to heaven
But I've been to Oklahoma. ..

Posted by: creeper at September 08, 2018 12:24 PM (l0mIQ)

373 So we'll see plenty of 3rd world folk attired in Nike gear... along with NE patriot super bowl champion caps and tshirts.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 08, 2018 12:02 PM (6qErC)



Not the worn, used and scuffed stuff.

Hehehhe.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 08, 2018 12:25 PM (2K6fY)

374 10 ounce Old Style Piss, $11 bones . Goes nicely with a $7 mystery meat Dog

Posted by: Jonah at September 08, 2018 12:25 PM (HrSJb)

375 366.
Ahem....that's Original Famous Brooklyn Barbecue

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 08, 2018 12:25 PM (fA1SL)

376 365
Odd how all so many NT pundit folks that said it was fine to have Barky because it would lead to a 2nd Reagan are unable to set aside their pride or whatever and enjoy what Trump and administration are doing for the country.
Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at September 08, 2018 12:22 PM (cLj/v)


That is mind-bendingly stupid. Not you, PaleRider, the NT pundits. That's on a par with "We had to destroy the village in order to save it".

I guess the North Koreans, the Cubans, and the Venezuelans can expect their "Reagan" to show up any day now, courtesy of their forays into socialism.

Posted by: rickl at September 08, 2018 12:26 PM (sdi6R)

377 Ahem....that's Original Famous Brooklyn Barbecue

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 08, 2018 12:25 PM (fA1SL)

"Don't eat it, Billy. It's asshole!"

Posted by: just the punchline at September 08, 2018 12:26 PM (iwUO9)

378 I am beginning to suspect that this Corey Booker fellow hasn't even seen the Kubrick classic Spartacus.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 08, 2018 12:28 PM (rnAwa)

379 More BS. Private security would wet their pants without cops doing the
heavy work. They would bail when the first rioters showed up, so would
the doormen

Looks like a job for...Roof Koreans!!!

Posted by: tu3031 at September 08, 2018 12:28 PM (jDF8P)

380 Oh, this is sort of exciting - WeaselAcres is now an officially Certified Tree Farm.

Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 12:28 PM (MVjcR)

381 More weather and I want all the moons to move to AZ. With Heidi and I. Come on.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 12:22 PM (3SzRC)


M-O-O-N, that spells Moron.

in re: AZ, thank you for the consideration, but upon reflection, HAHAHAHAHA no. Today's the first nice day here since June, it won't get above 70.

It also rains sometimes.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 12:29 PM (y87Qq)

382 I wear the same things post Labor Day as prior--sweatshirt and jeans--it's my uniform.
Couldn't possibly care less about sartorial correctness, or anyone's opinion on the matter.

Posted by: irongrampa at September 08, 2018 12:29 PM (S/hVx)

383 I've been watching the weather in eastern TN all year. It doesn't look too bad. A friend has been through the area. He said, in the fall, it looks like someone dumped a box of Kix over the area. The trees have a rounded shape with the usual fall colors.

Getting the house ready to sell has stalled out. We just don't seem to have enough money to hire a crew and it's time to try and pull together next year's property taxes.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 08, 2018 12:29 PM (Lqy/e)

384 WeaselAcres is now an officially Certified Tree Farm.
Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 12:28 PM (MVjcR)


Don't tell the EPA.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 12:30 PM (y87Qq)

385 Sportsball fans! Weekly Standard has all the exciting NFL preview articles for you, anticipating another exciting season of millionaire thugs bone-crunching each other! Football is alive and well among the TRUE cons! Check it out!

Posted by: gp at September 08, 2018 12:31 PM (mk9aG)

386 Weasel! You're officially certified! Congratulations!

Posted by: bluebell at September 08, 2018 12:31 PM (JJZzu)

387 @380

Congrats on being elevated to official status, Weasel. Is there a bumper sticker commemorating this?

Posted by: creeper at September 08, 2018 12:31 PM (l0mIQ)

388

Comedian Kathy Griffin said she needed three bodyguards during a protest outside of the White House because of death threats she has received from Trump supporters.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 08, 2018 12:31 PM (IqV8l)

389 I did check out OK. I have cousins there, I was born there, and my maternal grandfather was born in Indian Territory. But we wanted something with a view and I'd like taller mountains.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 08, 2018 12:32 PM (Lqy/e)

390 in re: AZ, thank you for the consideration, but upon reflection, HAHAHAHAHA no. Today's the first nice day here since June, it won't get above 70.

It also rains sometimes.
Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 12:29 PM (y87Qq)

Oh shut up hog. Its 90 at 9:30. But dry heat...like hell.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 12:32 PM (3SzRC)

391 378. Booker thought Spartacus was character from Boyz in the Hood

Posted by: Jonah at September 08, 2018 12:33 PM (HrSJb)

392 I wear the same things post Labor Day as prior--sweatshirt and jeans--it's my uniform.
Posted by: irongrampa at September 08, 2018 12:29 PM (S/hVx)


That's the 180° inverse of what I wear pretty much every day.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 12:33 PM (y87Qq)

393 I knew Weasel was certifiable when i first met him.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 12:33 PM (3SzRC)

394
Booker thought Spartacus was character from Boyz in the Hood
Posted by: Jonah


He's Lil Spartacus

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 08, 2018 12:34 PM (IqV8l)

395 Oh shut up hog. Its 90 at 9:30. But dry heat...like hell.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 12:32 PM (3SzRC)

I was just outside. Not bad at all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 08, 2018 12:35 PM (iwUO9)

396 I knew Weasel was certifiable when i first met him.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 12:33 PM (3SzRC)
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See, you can get away with things like that because you are over 2,000 miles away and even for Weasel that's a mighty long shot.

Me, I have to be more oblique because I live in shooting range.

Posted by: bluebell at September 08, 2018 12:35 PM (JJZzu)

397 I axed earlier if it was OK to start wearing tweed jackets since it's after Labor Day.

Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 12:35 PM (MVjcR)

398 390
Oh shut up hog. Its 90 at 9:30. But dry heat...like hell.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 12:32 PM (3SzRC)


The planet Venus gets up to over 800.

But it's a dry heat.

Posted by: rickl at September 08, 2018 12:35 PM (sdi6R)

399 Bluebell, have you met Weasel? Did he wear his sombrero?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 08, 2018 12:36 PM (kQs4Y)

400 I was just outside. Not bad at all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 08, 2018 12:35 PM (iwUO9)

You go outside?!!!!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 12:36 PM (3SzRC)

401 I was just outside. Not bad at all.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 08, 2018 12:35 PM (iwUO9)


Just got back home, and yes, it's wonderful out. 64° there too?

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 12:36 PM (y87Qq)

402 392 I wear the same things post Labor Day as prior--sweatshirt and jeans--it's my uniform.
Posted by: irongrampa at September 08, 2018 12:29 PM (S/hVx)

That's the 180 inverse of what I wear pretty much every day.
Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 12:33 PM (y87Qq)


A jean jacket and sweatpants?

Posted by: rickl at September 08, 2018 12:36 PM (sdi6R)

403 393 I knew Weasel was certifiable when i first met him.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 12:33 PM (3SzRC)
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You been talking to WeaselWoman?

Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 12:36 PM (MVjcR)

404 " Trying to eliminate risk in our daily lives in fact massively
increases the risk to our societies, and to all of us who are part of
these societies. Because it turns manageable, individual risk into
unmanageable, systemic risk.
" Servo
good point. But imo the real elites (Goldman, Morgan, other Int'l "banks", maybe Soros) ... they are not eliminating risk, they are a mafia controlling risk by buying policy in DC, and stealing from America. (2Big2Fail/Jail, Soros running propaganda, buying AG elections)

Socialization of risk, privatization of profit.

So they leveraged way up on their quant program, but when they failed got the bailouts. And they seem to choose our presidents (usually) and arrange things to avoid risk TO THEM, piling debt on US.

Yes that becomes systemic risk to us ... but they hold the power to threaten us, since they can force monetary "contagion". (watch "All the Plenary's Men" on You-Tube ... exactly what they did in getting HSBC off the hook when caught money laundering $2B for drug cartels)
The 20 or so globalist banks believe they are their own law, above our law. They are trying to make us a client state, subsidiary to them. Our wealth has been extracted, their bets covered by our politicians promising to back them with the good faith and credit of our country. We basically took out a second mortgage on the country ... to underwrite the markets.

It is war, not them managing risk. Our country went deep in debt, our currency stretched, and they became trillionaires.

But indeed, we need local banks making local loans, not international banks running all lines of credit.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 08, 2018 12:37 PM (Cus5s)

405 I axed earlier if it was OK to start wearing tweed jackets since it's after Labor Day.
Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 12:35 PM (MVjcR)


Yes, it is okay, but you need to wear a deerstalker hat with them.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at September 08, 2018 12:37 PM (T71PA)

406 Bluebell, have you met Weasel? Did he wear his sombrero?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 08, 2018 12:36 PM (kQs4Y)
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I have had the pleasure of seeing Weasel many times, and even Mrs. Weasel, who is lovely and delightful. No sombrero though, because we are always inside and Weasel is a gentleweasel.

Posted by: bluebell at September 08, 2018 12:37 PM (JJZzu)

407 399 Bluebell, have you met Weasel? Did he wear his sombrero?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 08, 2018 12:36 PM (kQs4Y)
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Oh, she's met Weasel! Poor thing.

Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 12:38 PM (MVjcR)

408 I saw one of AtC's tweets on Twitchy today:

https://tinyurl.com/yanpoqvx

Posted by: Surfperch at September 08, 2018 12:38 PM (QSdIk)

409 Gardening Thread is up. Or you can hang around here.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at September 08, 2018 12:38 PM (BVQ+1)

410 A jean jacket and sweatpants?
Posted by: rickl at September 08, 2018 12:36 PM (sdi6R)


Plus a t-shirt if I'm going somewhere fancy and foreign like Aldi.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 12:39 PM (y87Qq)

411 You go outside?!!!!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 12:36 PM (3SzRC)

I spent all afternoon yesterday in the side yard, mostly in the shade, taking parts off a dead Lincoln. Beer was involved.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 08, 2018 12:39 PM (iwUO9)

412 You been talking to WeaselWoman?

Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 12:36 PM (MVjcR)

Lol....I'm sure I have the same model at home.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 12:39 PM (3SzRC)

413 No sombrero though, because we are always inside and Weasel is a gentleweasel.

Posted by: bluebell at September 08, 2018 12:37 PM (JJZzu)
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You know that is actually one of my pet peeves!

Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 12:39 PM (MVjcR)

414 I spent all afternoon yesterday in the side yard, mostly in the shade, taking parts off a dead Lincoln. Beer was involved.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 08, 2018 12:39 PM (iwUO9)

Fun! What year Al?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 12:40 PM (3SzRC)

415 You know that is actually one of my pet peeves!
Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 12:39 PM (MVjcR)
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Okay, okay, next time you can wear the sombrero indoors. I promise.

Posted by: bluebell at September 08, 2018 12:41 PM (JJZzu)

416
I spent all afternoon yesterday in the side yard, mostly in the shade, taking parts off a dead Lincoln. Beer was involved.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Sounds like something Dr. Frankenstein would do.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 08, 2018 12:41 PM (IqV8l)

417 NASA tourism posters:

https://www.space.com/31954-nasa-space-travel-posters-gallery.html

Enjoy the cloud cities of Venus!

Actually, my favorite destination would be one of the moons of Mars. Imagine hurtling around the Red Planet sipping martinis.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 08, 2018 12:41 PM (kQs4Y)

418 Refs in this K-State / Mississippi State game are full of shit.

Posted by: Bert G at September 08, 2018 12:41 PM (OMsf+)

419 Gardeners may now advance to the new post
http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=376942

Others remain here until inspected by TSAgents.

Posted by: mindful webworker - your guide to misguidence at September 08, 2018 12:41 PM (lFi5f)

420 You know that is actually one of my pet peeves!
Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 12:39 PM (MVjcR)


Same. Also seeing a hat on a dining table makes my teeth hurt.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 12:42 PM (y87Qq)

421 MSU got robbed on that call

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 12:42 PM (PUmDY)

422 Nood. Gardening Thread has blossomed.

Posted by: HH at September 08, 2018 12:42 PM (mIJBI)

423 Fun! What year Al?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 12:40 PM (3SzRC)

'65......1865

Posted by: BignJames at September 08, 2018 12:43 PM (0+nbW)

424 Fun! What year Al?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 12:40 PM (3SzRC)

It's a '95 Town Car. Bought it thinking a sensor replacement woul makw it go. Uh, no, holes in pistons. So, part it out. Rear axle should come out today. Hot rodders like them those disc brake rear axles.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 08, 2018 12:44 PM (iwUO9)

425

Congrats on being elevated to official status, Weasel. Is there a bumper sticker commemorating this?
Posted by: creeper at September 08, 2018 12:31 PM (l0mIQ)
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At some point I will get a big sign for the farm. On the truck I just have a John Deere sticker.

Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 12:44 PM (MVjcR)

426 Posted by: BurtTC at September 08, 2018 11:07 AM (cY3LT)

Was gone for a bit. I actually mean voting Dem in general without questioning whether the party still deserves hat vote.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 08, 2018 12:44 PM (uquGJ)

427 Actually, my favorite destination would be one of the moons of Mars. Imagine hurtling around the Red Planet sipping martinis.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 08, 2018 12:41 PM (kQs4Y)

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That does sound heavenly.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 08, 2018 12:44 PM (hLB6Q)

428 Same. Also seeing a hat on a dining table makes my teeth hurt.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 12:42 PM (y87Qq)

Lets see I think I had the hat on for about 2 seconds when sat down at the table the first time before dad took it off with prejudice. Now i hate seeing hats on at the table. Just sayin.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 12:44 PM (3SzRC)

429

Okay, okay, next time you can wear the sombrero indoors. I promise.

Posted by: bluebell at September 08, 2018 12:41 PM (JJZzu)
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GAAAAK!!! Wrong way! Wrong way!

Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 12:45 PM (MVjcR)

430 I will not burn the nike crap I have, but will never buy anything new
Posted by: Jonah at September 08, 2018 11:57 AM


I only had one nike shirt. It took less than five minutes with scissors and tweezers to remove the swoosh from the sleeve without tearing the sleeve.

Also, I propose we start saying "What a swoosh" for "What an idiot"

Posted by: Chuck C at September 08, 2018 12:46 PM (YTxkQ)

431 It's a '95 Town Car. Bought it thinking a sensor replacement woul makw it go.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 08, 2018 12:44 PM (iwUO9)


You are smart. You are strong. Have you tried looking for things? Things to make it go?

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 12:46 PM (y87Qq)

432 Don't wear any basketball gear anywhere, period. And NBA is kinda losing its charm as the same two teams are in the finals every year and only because of the same few mercenary players. The game has lost its actual game status, its just a matter of who has the top 4 players, and then they make it to the championship.

Basketball is in a bit of a quandary. Its an innately boring game that is only interesting with personalities, but the personalities dominate the game so much it becomes... boring.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 08, 2018 12:46 PM (39g3+)

433 At some point I will get a big sign for the farm. On the truck I just have a John Deere sticker.
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And an American Flag and Molon Labe stickers. Can't forget those.

Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 12:46 PM (MVjcR)

434 And an American Flag and Molon Labe stickers. Can't forget those.
Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 12:46 PM (MVjcR)
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And some kind of skull thing somewhere, right? I think.

Posted by: bluebell at September 08, 2018 12:48 PM (JJZzu)

435

And some kind of skull thing somewhere, right? I think.
Posted by: bluebell at September 08, 2018 12:48 PM (JJZzu)
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Chrome skull in the hitch receiver. Classy!

Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 12:48 PM (MVjcR)

436 It's a '95 Town Car. Bought it thinking a sensor replacement woul makw it go. Uh, no, holes in pistons. So, part it out. Rear axle should come out today. Hot rodders like them those disc brake rear axles.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 08, 2018 12:44 PM (iwUO9)

Not much of a motor head but back in the day have changed some parts on the side of the road when that was possible. have gone to Williams AZ on rte. 66 and love the hot rod/ classic car cruisng through town. Excellent.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 12:48 PM (3SzRC)

437 creeper #372: mindful, maybe we'd better quit promoting Oklahoma. At this rate we'll have 'em moving here in droves....

Wasn't so much promoting as I was warning.

Don't mind Morons moving in. Gotta outnumber the feral lefties of Tulsa, OKC, and the college towns.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Okie by birth and choice at September 08, 2018 12:49 PM (lFi5f)

438 Lets see I think I had the hat on for about 2 seconds when sat down at the table the first time before dad took it off with prejudice. Now i hate seeing hats on at the table. Just sayin.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 12:44 PM (3SzRC)


Yep, I got it from my dad. Hats at tables, hats on tables. I guess there are worse things to have twitches about than proper etiquette.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 12:49 PM (y87Qq)

439 NASA tourism posters:

https://www.space.com/31954-nasa-space-travel-posters-gallery.html

Enjoy the cloud cities of Venus!

Actually, my favorite destination would be one of the moons of Mars. Imagine hurtling around the Red Planet sipping martinis.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 08, 2018 12:41 PM (kQs4Y)

The artistic style of most of those posters is sort of disappointing. No Chesley Bonestell there.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 08, 2018 12:50 PM (iwUO9)

440 Baseball gear at home? Oh, yeah. My daily uniform is t-shirt and gym shorts. I'm in Texas, so that works 10 months out of the year. I'm primarily a Rangers fan (pity me), so some Rangers gear but the t-shirt rotation includes several minor league teams (Hickory Crawdads, Albuquerque Isotopes, PawSox, Dayton Dragons, Corpus Christi Hooks).

Favorite baseball t-shirt? 2004 American League Champions long-sleeved t-shirt. If you have to ask why, you're not a Red Sox fan. If you're a Yankees fan, choke on it. You did then.

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at September 08, 2018 12:50 PM (S+f+m)

441

Actually, my favorite destination would be one of the moons of Mars. Imagine hurtling around the Red Planet sipping martinis.

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Uranus!

Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 12:51 PM (MVjcR)

442 Uranus!
Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 12:51 PM (MVjcR)


George!

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 12:51 PM (y87Qq)

443 I have a mariners jersey still even though they are a mess. And the M's were one of the first teams to have "gay appreciation day" which I'm sure the players are overjoyed to have to participate in.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 08, 2018 12:51 PM (39g3+)

444 Hey Weasel, Heidi says the Wall Street Journal this morning has an article "100 Years of John Deere, How It changed the World"

Https://tinyurl.com/ybmqxq3j

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 12:51 PM (3SzRC)

445 417 NASA tourism posters:

https://www.space.com/31954-nasa-space-travel-posters-gallery.html

Enjoy the cloud cities of Venus!

Actually, my favorite destination would be one of the moons of Mars. Imagine hurtling around the Red Planet sipping martinis.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 08, 2018 12:41 PM (kQs4Y)


Those are cute.

Yeah, Phobos is so close to Mars it orbits nearly three times a day.

There is a "sweet spot" in Venus' atmosphere where the temperature and pressure are about the same as Earth. So you would need an oxygen tank, but maybe not a space suit. I don't know about radiation protection, though.

Posted by: rickl at September 08, 2018 12:51 PM (sdi6R)

446 Beatles weren't all pop music, see Paperback Writer and Helter Skelter.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 12:52 PM (PUmDY)

447 444 Hey Weasel, Heidi says the Wall Street Journal this morning has an article "100 Years of John Deere, How It changed the World"

Https://tinyurl.com/ybmqxq3j

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 12:51 PM (3SzRC)
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Hey, thanks! I get the WSJ at work but weekdays only. Appreciate it.

Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 12:53 PM (MVjcR)

448 There is a "sweet spot" in Venus' atmosphere where the temperature and pressure are about the same as Earth. So you would need an oxygen tank, but maybe not a space suit. I don't know about radiation protection, though.
Posted by: rickl at September 08, 2018 12:51 PM (sdi6R)


Good news! The sulfuric acid clouds would probably get you long before the radiation.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 12:54 PM (y87Qq)

449 Hey, thanks! I get the WSJ at work but weekdays only. Appreciate it.

Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 12:53 PM (MVjcR)

Great photos. This year is the Year of the Trractor btw says Heidi. Enjoy the year! And congrats on the tree farm!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 12:54 PM (3SzRC)

450 No sombrero though, because we are always inside and Weasel is a gentleweasel.

Posted by: bluebell at September 08, 2018 12:37 PM (JJZzu)


So he didn't perform the Weasel war dance? Bummer.

https://youtu.be/uZOjwzInj2g?t=40

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 08, 2018 12:56 PM (/qEW2)

451 LOL about hats on a dining table. You should have heard the Irish side of my family about shoes on a table!

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 08, 2018 12:56 PM (MIKMs)

452 You are smart. You are strong. Have you tried looking for things? Things to make it go?

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 12:46 PM (y87Qq)

My only reason for getting it was I thought it would be an easy fix. It needs either a complete engine rebuild, or a used engine swapped into it. And with those "modern" EFI engines, it pretty much has to be the same exact year and model donor car, to mate up with all the electronics. I would wind up spending more money than the car is worth.

I'm keeping a few upper engine parts, a few brake parts, the rear axle, transmission, and the 4 aluminum wheels with good tires. Rest goes to the crusher.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 08, 2018 12:57 PM (iwUO9)

453 My brother in law has a 1953 Allis Chalmers Tractor nic named Alice. Now just a lawn ornament in MN. Ran up until pretty recently.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 12:57 PM (3SzRC)

454 451 LOL about hats on a dining table. You should have heard the Irish side of my family about shoes on a table!
Posted by: mustbequantum at September 08, 2018 12:56 PM (MIKMs)
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You had shoes?

Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 12:58 PM (MVjcR)

455 It was a stupid joke from a TNG episode, AOP. Sorry.

Good luck with it, though.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 12:58 PM (y87Qq)

456 I pooped!

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 08, 2018 12:58 PM (Mw7bJ)

457 ...the t-shirt rotation includes several minor league teams...
Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at September 08, 2018 12:50 PM (S+f+m)


I need to get some gear from these guys:

https://tinyurl.com/y9a9fsme

Posted by: Bert G at September 08, 2018 12:59 PM (OMsf+)

458
Great photos. This year is the Year of the Trractor btw says Heidi. Enjoy the year! And congrats on the tree farm!
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 12:54 PM (3SzRC)
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Thanks! I have to say that the tractor is quite a bit of fun to drive around!

Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 12:59 PM (MVjcR)

459 I pooped!
Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 08, 2018 12:58 PM (Mw7bJ)


What, again? Slow yo roll, hotshot!

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 12:59 PM (y87Qq)

460 You had shoes?

Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 12:58 PM (MVjcR)

Lol. Of course. How did i not see that.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 12:59 PM (3SzRC)

461 The victor was Barak Obama who, like Bill Clinton, served as U.S. president for 8 years. The two men guided always by the strength of character and force of intellect of First Lady Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton."

So it was women's fault!

I don't want to hear any more about how men dominate the world.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 08, 2018 01:00 PM (YqDXo)

462 Shoes on a table sounds creepy.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 01:00 PM (PUmDY)

463 The artistic style of most of those posters is sort of disappointing. No Chesley Bonestell there.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 08, 2018 12:50 PM (iwUO9)
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I think they're nice homages to the Art Deco style travel posters of yore.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 08, 2018 01:00 PM (kQs4Y)

464 Thanks! I have to say that the tractor is quite a bit of fun to drive around!

Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 12:59 PM (MVjcR)

Easier than shooting from a horse too.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 01:01 PM (3SzRC)

465 It's been exactly a week since I pooped last.

Heck yeah I'm glad my bowels are working again.

How women who've had c-sections do it...

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 08, 2018 01:01 PM (Mw7bJ)

466 The NBA doesn't promote basketball as a sport. The NBA is about pageantry.

Every game, every quarter is scripted the same. You would do well to only watch the last five minutes of every game. New rule: no clock except shot clock, first team to 50, wins.

Posted by: Fritz at September 08, 2018 01:02 PM (ANJe6)

467 It was a stupid joke from a TNG episode, AOP. Sorry.

Good luck with it, though.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 12:58 PM (y87Qq)

That's OK. I miss a lot of TV/movie references, because I have basically given up on TV/movies.

Shouldn't need much "luck" at this point. I will make damned sure the car is secure on the jack stands before crawling under it to remove the transmission. So as to not have "bad luck".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 08, 2018 01:02 PM (iwUO9)

468 Yeah, Basketball is all about the last five minutes. All the rest of the game is pointless.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 08, 2018 01:03 PM (39g3+)

469 I don't want to hear any more about how men dominate the world.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 08, 2018 01:00 PM (YqDXo)

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lol...

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 08, 2018 01:04 PM (Mw7bJ)

470 I pooped!

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 08, 2018 12:58 PM (Mw7bJ)

Good for you! Must be quite a relief. I am happy that your recovery is proceeding.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 08, 2018 01:04 PM (iwUO9)

471 Weasel,,, if you're still round
.
Alice the Tractor.

Https://tinyurl.com/yarbkkro

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 01:05 PM (3SzRC)

472 Oh it is AOP, thanks for the well-wishes.

Being full of crap is no fun.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 08, 2018 01:05 PM (Mw7bJ)

473 I think they're nice homages to the Art Deco style travel posters of yore.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 08, 2018 01:00 PM (kQs4Y)

I can see that aspect. But you have to admit that bug-eyed monsters carrying off near-naked babes would be tres cool.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 08, 2018 01:06 PM (iwUO9)

474 bbl...time to eat.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 08, 2018 01:08 PM (Mw7bJ)

475 Today is National Literacy Day and in 1966 Star Trek premiered.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 08, 2018 01:10 PM (SW1s2)

476 I have zilch to add to a gardening thread

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 01:12 PM (PUmDY)

477 471 Weasel,,, if you're still round
.
Alice the Tractor.

Https://tinyurl.com/yarbkkro
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 08, 2018 01:05 PM (3SzRC)
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Nice! I have to be careful though - I can easily see myself starting to collect old tractors.

Posted by: Weasel at September 08, 2018 01:13 PM (MVjcR)

478 Bert G--Rocket City Trash Pandas!?! Best minor-league name ever. Count me in when they get a logo. Sad to see they won't play until 2020.

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at September 08, 2018 01:13 PM (S+f+m)

479 282
Chicago is Detroit with a Lakefront
Posted by: Jonah at September 08, 2018 11:42 AM (HrSJb)


Ahem
Posted by: Lake St Clair at September 08, 2018 11:48 AM (TAmPV)


Heeyy whoa!!! What am I a pond or something?

Posted by: Lake Erie at September 08, 2018 01:13 PM (JOrKu)

480 455 It was a stupid joke from a TNG episode, AOP. Sorry.

Good luck with it, though.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 12:58 PM (y87Qq)


Been a while since I saw that episode. I'll catch TNG from time to time on one of the OTA stations and get annoyed by how much of the episodes are cut out for moar commericals. I specifically remember the entire epilogue of the "Measure of a Man" episode being axed when seeing that again recently.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at September 08, 2018 01:14 PM (NL6wI)

481 I can see that aspect. But you have to admit that bug-eyed monsters carrying off near-naked babes would be tres cool.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 08, 2018 01:06 PM (iwUO9)
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My favorite, as the Horde knows:

https://tinyurl.com/ybxnqlbj

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at September 08, 2018 01:14 PM (kQs4Y)

482 >>> I have zilch to add to a gardening thread

You can shovel shit, can't you?

Posted by: fluffy at September 08, 2018 01:17 PM (obpfe)

483 I spent all afternoon yesterday in the side yard, mostly in the shade, taking parts off a dead Lincoln.

Other than that, how was the play?

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at September 08, 2018 01:17 PM (4jqDR)

484 Then there is the perennial classic - Mars Needs Women

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 08, 2018 01:18 PM (SW1s2)

485 "Imagine hurtling around the Red Planet sipping martinis."
surround yourself with three of those curved 4K big screens and watch some of the high res video of the satellite views ... you're almost there. (and eliminates the sulfur and radiation issues, and the years of travel, and the Billion dollar cost) ... add some cool sound effects or music ... heaven on earth, from the armchair. home in time to walk the dog and put the chickens in their coop.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 08, 2018 01:18 PM (Cus5s)

486 Favorite baseball t-shirt? 2004 American League Champions long-sleeved t-shirt. If you have to ask why, you're not a Red Sox fan. If you're a Yankees fan, choke on it. You did then.

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at September 08, 2018 12:50 PM (S+f+m)
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*fistbumps Art*

There's someone around here who likes to pretend 2004 didn't exist. Thing is, it did.

Posted by: bluebell at September 08, 2018 01:18 PM (JJZzu)

487 But seriously, I want to avoid gardening. My wife is threatening me with new shrubs.

Posted by: fluffy at September 08, 2018 01:19 PM (obpfe)

488 But seriously, I want to avoid gardening. My wife is threatening me with new shrubs.
Posted by: fluffy at September 08, 2018 01:19 PM (obpfe)
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Just give in now, fluffy. Trust me. It'll be easier on you if you do.

Posted by: bluebell at September 08, 2018 01:19 PM (JJZzu)

489 For the burying ground

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 01:20 PM (PUmDY)

490 I pooped!
Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 08, 2018 12:58 PM (Mw7bJ)


My condolences. For years, I've always thought that if they ever invent a teleport device, everyone should have a miniature teleport device inserted into the rectum.

It would teleport all feces into the nearest cesspool for that district. It would free humanity from the most vile biological burden of all. It would get rid of the inconvenience for normal people, simplify infant care, remove shame from invalids who must rely on others, solve the San Francisco problem, sewage problems, etc.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 08, 2018 01:21 PM (/qEW2)

491 You need Roger the Shrubber to help you

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 08, 2018 01:21 PM (SW1s2)

492 Life on Mars

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 01:21 PM (PUmDY)

493 >>> Just give in now, fluffy. Trust me. It'll be easier on you if you do.

I've successfully waited her out before.

The upside of more shrubs is less green stuff (approximately 40% grass content) to mow.

Posted by: fluffy at September 08, 2018 01:21 PM (obpfe)

494 >>> For years, I've always thought that if they ever invent a teleport device, everyone should have a miniature teleport device inserted into the rectum.

You are in league with the greys, aren't you?

Posted by: fluffy at September 08, 2018 01:23 PM (obpfe)

495 >>>For years, I've always thought that if they ever invent a teleport
device, everyone should have a miniature teleport device inserted into
the rectum.<<<

I sense a keen opportunity for hacking a network.

Posted by: Fritz at September 08, 2018 01:24 PM (ANJe6)

496 Then there is the perennial classic - Mars Needs Women
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 08, 2018 01:18 PM (SW1s2)


I like the pulp reimaginings of classic works.
https://stoatnet.org/thb.jpg

OK gotta meet people for a thing, have a good day. See you guys around.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 08, 2018 01:25 PM (y87Qq)

497 Fluffy, lol.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 01:28 PM (PUmDY)

498 "I pooped!"
I took care of an uncle for a couple years, who had some major pain pills that left him constipated. So his most excited look was when he'd say "my bowels are moving".

Those outcomes varied, but when I go I now frequently repeat his phrase and expression, and always laugh. But it is kinda sad when life seems to revolve around getting a little such relief.
on that note ... Citrucel is better than some of the drugs they push ... imo.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 08, 2018 01:28 PM (Cus5s)

499 All this talk is inspiring me to eat more salad.

Posted by: fluffy at September 08, 2018 01:33 PM (obpfe)

500 For years, I've always thought that if they ever invent a teleport
device, everyone should have a miniature teleport device inserted into
the rectum.

I sense a keen opportunity for hacking a network.
Posted by: Fritz at September 08, 2018 01:24 PM


Many systems have back doors.

Posted by: Bob from NSA at September 08, 2018 01:36 PM (DMUuz)

501 Has anyone seen the Kinks musical?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 01:40 PM (PUmDY)

502 Not to be nit-picky but there is one thing wrong with the space-suit here. The red stripes on the suit was added for Apollo 12 and later so everyone knew who the mission commander was in the TV broadcasts. But yeah, Hollywood is taking a kneel to erase history.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y76hnwtp

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 08, 2018 01:42 PM (SW1s2)

503 502 Not to be nit-picky but there is one thing wrong with the space-suit here. The red stripes on the suit was added for Apollo 12 and later so everyone knew who the mission commander was in the TV broadcasts. But yeah, Hollywood is taking a kneel to erase history.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y76hnwtp
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 08, 2018 01:42 PM (SW1s2)


That's a good one. And yeah, I remember the red stripes being added for Apollo 12.

Posted by: rickl at September 08, 2018 01:44 PM (sdi6R)

504 All this talk is inspiring me to eat more salad.
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Tomato juice. Great amounts of C and A (more than citrus) and less spiking-type sugar, but still seems to have a vegetable effect. Yes, I know tomatoes are fruit. I think the only caveat is sodium.

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 08, 2018 01:44 PM (MIKMs)

505 The amount of attention the media gives a disaster is inversely proportional to the amount of melanin in their skin.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at September 08, 2018 01:44 PM (pw+jk)

506 Just give in now, fluffy. Trust me. It'll be easier on you if you do.

Posted by: bluebell at September 08, 2018 01:19 PM (JJZzu)

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Listen to the nice lady.

Posted by: Carol at September 08, 2018 01:46 PM (Mw7bJ)

507 I just realized I was wearing Nikes.

Five minutes with a Sharpie, and now they're acceptable.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 08, 2018 01:47 PM (YqDXo)

508 There are some things we'd miss, but crime is creeping ever closer and a new mayor will not necessarily be a good thing. (Not a Rahm supporter, but some of the alternatives are scary).

Posted by: Chicagolurker at September 08, 2018 11:21 AM (AXEnn)



If Commie Preckwinkle becomes mayor, she will hammer the last nails in the coffin of Chicago. And there's enough idiots who will vote for her even after the soda tax fiasco

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 08, 2018 01:48 PM (SiINZ)

509 I think the only caveat is sodium.
Posted by: mustbequantum at September 08, 2018 01:44 PM (MIKMs)


Pffft. You pee out sodium that's not needed to maintain blood osmolarity. It's what the kidneys are for.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 08, 2018 01:48 PM (YqDXo)

510 Life on Mars

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 01:21 PM (PUmDY)



That was a good TV show

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 08, 2018 01:49 PM (SiINZ)

511 490 I pooped!
Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 08, 2018 12:58 PM (Mw7bJ)

My condolences. For years, I've always thought that if they ever invent a teleport device, everyone should have a miniature teleport device inserted into the rectum.

It would teleport all feces into the nearest cesspool for that district. It would free humanity from the most vile biological burden of all. It would get rid of the inconvenience for normal people, simplify infant care, remove shame from invalids who must rely on others, solve the San Francisco problem, sewage problems, etc.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 08, 2018 01:21 PM (/qEW2)

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*stares at Steve*

I just want to be regular again.

Not teleport between assholes.

Posted by: SMH at September 08, 2018 01:49 PM (Mw7bJ)

512 Maybe better for the movie thread but catching end of Hannah's War, but end of movie and synopsis on IMDB and Wiki are not making sense. They say Nazi's capture her but seems Communists uniform to me. This is a true story of a Hungarian Jew working as a spy for the allies.

Posted by: Skip at September 08, 2018 01:50 PM (T4oHT)

513 There are some things we'd miss, but crime is creeping ever closer and a new mayor will not necessarily be a good thing. (Not a Rahm supporter, but some of the alternatives are scary).

Posted by: Chicagolurker at September 08, 2018 11:21 AM (AXEnn)


Same thing in our little burg. The current mayor appears to be corrupt and self-dealing (e.g., shaking down new businesses for $50K to waive the parking requirement), and is influenced (I am told) by his lefty wife. Hence bike lanes, traffic calmping roundabouts, etc.

BUT ... his opponent this election is a hippy dippy chick with the approximate IQ of a rutabaga, who clearly would be even worse.

Sigh.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 08, 2018 01:51 PM (YqDXo)

514 I like puma shoes.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 01:52 PM (PUmDY)

515 >>>Not teleport between assholes.<<<


All your fecal transmissions are belong to us.

Posted by: The Fan at September 08, 2018 01:53 PM (ANJe6)

516 SMH,

Shittus of Borg?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 08, 2018 01:54 PM (SW1s2)

517 All your fecal transmissions are belong to us.
Posted by: The Fan at September 08, 2018 01:53 PM (ANJe6)

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Have you any idea how difficult it is to hold in a belly laugh?

Posted by: SMH at September 08, 2018 01:54 PM (Mw7bJ)

518 Hush Anna...lol.

Posted by: SMH at September 08, 2018 01:54 PM (Mw7bJ)

519 The British one was very trippy.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 01:55 PM (PUmDY)

520 Lopootus of Borg.

Posted by: SMH at September 08, 2018 01:55 PM (Mw7bJ)

521 Maybe it is Hungarian Nazi uniforms. Hungry, Romania wereNazi allies

Posted by: Skip at September 08, 2018 01:56 PM (T4oHT)

522 Pillow definitely helps.

Posted by: SMH at September 08, 2018 01:56 PM (Mw7bJ)

523 I think we're going to need off-world colonies to maintain some semblance of freedom. Concentrated populations apparently tend towards centralized control and totalitarianism.

Posted by: rickl at September 08, 2018 02:02 PM (sdi6R)

524 *stares at Steve*

I just want to be regular again.

Not teleport between assholes.

Posted by: SMH at September 08, 2018 01:49 PM (Mw7bJ)


Glad you're recovering, but I usually have the reverse problem. At times I have to take Imodium or eat rice so as not have to worry about being out of reach of a restroom. I'd gladly swap colons. I usually try to think of how humans can be freed of it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 08, 2018 02:03 PM (/qEW2)

525 Not teleport between assholes.
Posted by: SMH at September 08, 2018 01:49 PM


Sadly, this is the rule, not the exception.

Posted by: Chief O'Brien at September 08, 2018 02:07 PM (DMUuz)

526 I just want to be regular again.



Not teleport between assholes.


Posted by: SMH at September 08, 2018 01:49 PM (Mw7bJ)


Perhaps there is some quantum entanglement being expressed.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 08, 2018 02:17 PM (2K6fY)

527 I think we're going to need off-world colonies to maintain some semblance of freedom. Concentrated populations apparently tend towards centralized control and totalitarianism.
Posted by: rickl at September 08, 2018 02:02 PM (sdi6R)


I think this is a conservative aspect of Asimov's writing. The 50 sparsely colonized Spacer worlds ended up more advanced than Earth. Earth was a representation of a filthy, smelly barbaric urban area and the Spacer worlds were cleaner more civilized rural areas. It also implies something like states rights. The right of a territory not to be controlled by a central authority, even if that authority can "outvote" it due to a dense population.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 08, 2018 02:18 PM (/qEW2)

528 According to EFE (euro news bureau), Argentina has set February 26 as the start of the first of five hearings naming former President Cristina Fernandez (Kirchner) for her part is allegedly heading a conspiracy to commit fraud in awarding public works contracts.

There will be a series of five cases naming the former Argentine president for supposed corruption during her term in office as President.

The hearings are to review alleged irregularities in the award of contracts to companies tied to the ex-president.

If you remember, when CFK flew the presidential plane to Europe to participate in a summit, she parked the plane in Morocco because she was concerned that it would be seized for Argentina having defaulted on debt repayments.

I am wondering if Argentina should stop electing the widows of populist politicians. I am also glad we avoided doing that here.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 08, 2018 02:20 PM (2K6fY)

529 lol Chief.

S&CB,

I'm just glad I left the hospital with my colon intact.

Having to poop is kinda ugh, but the alternative is pooping through a hole in your belly.

Teleporting poop via RC doodads in the butt just screams danger, albeit in a vastly humorous way.

We, being a species that have an affinity for putting things in our butts that shouldn't be there, build this thing, the end result of such a device would be nothing short of catastrophic.

Posted by: SMH at September 08, 2018 02:22 PM (Mw7bJ)

530 Did anyone have better riffs than Marc Bolan?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 02:24 PM (PUmDY)

531 528
I am wondering if Argentina should stop electing the widows of populist politicians. I am also glad we avoided doing that here.
Posted by: Kindltot at September 08, 2018 02:20 PM (2K6fY)


Yeah, that's a pretty clear sign of banana republic status.

We've avoided it so far, but the population continues to be dumbed down. Plus we keep importing people who think it's normal.

Posted by: rickl at September 08, 2018 02:24 PM (sdi6R)

532 I am wondering if Argentina should stop electing the widows of populist politicians. I am also glad we avoided doing that here.
Posted by: Kindltot at September 08, 2018 02:20 PM


I may be starting to look like it, but I'm not dead yet.

Posted by: W. J. 'Bubba' Clinton at September 08, 2018 02:25 PM (DMUuz)

533 The British one was very trippy.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 01:55 PM (PUmDY)



Yeah, but the Gene Hunt character was great

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 08, 2018 02:30 PM (SiINZ)

534 I had forgotten how gay Oregon uniforms could be

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 08, 2018 02:33 PM (PUmDY)

535 Teleporting poop via RC doodads in the butt just screams danger

Much safer to just drop trou and crap on the curb.

Posted by: San Fran Cabbies at September 08, 2018 02:33 PM (Tyii7)

536 I wear Propet and Rockport for everyday use and New Balance for exercise.

Speaking of exercise, I've had a 1.5 week (thus far) bout of what I think is bronchitis (though now low-intensity) and tried hitting the elliptical this morning for the first time since initially getting sick. I couldn't make it the full 22 minutes due to feeling absolutely wiped out. This sucks.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at September 08, 2018 02:34 PM (NL6wI)

537 I just decided to start reading "Isaac's Storm" which I mentioned earlier in the thread.

Holy shit! Today is the anniversary! Sept. 8, 1900.

I think I will sign off now and spend the rest of the day on it.

Posted by: rickl at September 08, 2018 02:46 PM (sdi6R)

538 The original unedited text of that asinine NYT "senior White House official" op/ed has been found:

http://tinyurl.com/ydxsgtun

Nyarlathotep is now facing one of the greatest threats in Its presidency so far. I should know, I clock in to kneel at Its feet upon the Altar of Despair every day.

In the year-and-a-half since the Black Pharaoh replaced the Oval Office with a literal blood fountain throne, I've watched as the hits keep on coming. The executive cabinet is wracked with scandal, ordinary citizens who signed the cultist oath are making good on their grave pacts, and, of course, the entirety of the country's water supply is now teeming with pulsating eggs from some kind of inter-dimensional parasite. It's easy to look at these kinds of headlines, to read these sorts of leaked stories from the desiccated Capitol Hill, and see an unsustainable administration. Rumors of reversal incantations are beginning to make the rounds, and if our Commander-in-Chief is not careful, It could find Itself cast back among the stars beyond the universe. The past few weeks, in particular, have seen our President certainly live up to our campaign slogan "I See All, and It Shall Burn."

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 08, 2018 02:49 PM (39g3+)

539 Put a teleport device in the shape of a magazine in your weapon of choice, and connect it to your warehouse: never run out of ammo.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 08, 2018 02:50 PM (39g3+)

540 I am wondering if Argentina should stop electing the widows of populist politicians. I am also glad we avoided doing that here.
Posted by: Kindltot at September 08, 2018 02:20 PM (2K6fY)

Yeah, that's a pretty clear sign of banana republic status.

We've avoided it so far, but the population continues to be dumbed down. Plus we keep importing people who think it's normal.
Posted by: rickl at September 08, 2018 02:24 PM (sdi6R)


Way back when, Mel Carnahan, who was the sitting Governor of Missouri, was the nominee for the Senate, running against John Ashcroft, a white bread Republican.

Carnahan, along with a family member or two, and the pilot, went to his death in a small plane crash, while campaigning.

The Dems made it known that if Mel was elected posthumously, the Widow Carnahan would take his seat. So we proceeded to elect him.

Next chance we got, of course, we tossed the old bag out on her arse, but still.

We had the distinction of being, I think, the only Senate race where we elected a dead man.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 08, 2018 03:11 PM (cY3LT)

541 Oh, is this thread dead?

Right there will Mel Carnahan... if AoSHQ threads go to Hades, that is.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 08, 2018 03:12 PM (cY3LT)

542 539 Put a teleport device in the shape of a magazine in your weapon of choice, and connect it to your warehouse: never run out of ammo.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 08, 2018 02:50 PM (39g3+)



Someone will still claim they can change out a magazine by hand faster.

Posted by: Buzzion at September 08, 2018 03:12 PM (zRwJ/)

543 I wish to thank Anna Puma for introducing the phrase 'An orchestrated litany of lies' to my vocabulary.

Posted by: JEM at September 08, 2018 04:08 PM (KfVRF)

544 Wow. That dancing is unreal.

Posted by: RobM1981 at September 08, 2018 10:23 PM (lPDYt)

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