Venimus, vidimus, Deus vicit!

“We came, we saw, God conquered.”

This week saw the 17th anniversary of 9/11. Ever wonder why the hijackers chose that date? Well, in 1697 that date saw the Battle of Zenta, which crushed Turkish dreams of subjugating Christendom once and for all, but before that, in 1683, Spetember 11th marked the beginning of the Battle at the Gates of Vienna, the final push to clear the city and let the Ottoman Turks loose to sack Europe at will. It is not an exaggeration to say that had Vienna fallen, Rome would have been next and Christianity today might be relegated to the fringes of a backwater world. Instead, at their moment of triumph, the tide finally turned.

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The Turks laid siege to Vienna in July of 1683. Lacking enough true siege cannons to reduce the city's defenses, they dug a series of parallel trenches surrounding the city, each one closer to the walls than the last. From these trenches they had placed gunpowder beneath the walls of the city, and by Sept 11 had blown them down in a significant number of places. On the 11th, the Turks struck! They surged out of their trenches, screaming like demons from hell. By a major stroke of fortune, the Viennese had detected the latest tunnels under their works and had managed to disarm the explosives. Desperately the Hapsburg army fought to keep the invaders out of the city, the Holy Roman Army holding the left flank, fighting man to man. All day the fighting raged, and it resumed on the 12th. By mid-afternoon both sides were exhausted, though it looked like the Turks would finally carry the day. At 4:00, however, a group of men appeared on the right flank of the Christian lines. Emerging from the forest were King Sobieski of Poland and his heavy lancers. Hesitating for a moment at the crest of a hill to form ranks, down they charged, King Sobieski at the forefront, straight into the Turkish lines!

POLISH WINGED HUSSARS!


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20,000 men strong, it is still the largest cavalry charge in history. The Ottoman Turks were impaled upon the lances and crushed under the hooves of the King Sobieski and his men, and Christendom was saved. So if anyone ever asks “Why Sept 11th?”, now you know. The hijackers wanted a symbolic date, this time they were sure that they were striking a blow to bring down the West, and getting revenge for the defeat of the Turks 318 years earlier. Ask Osama, he'll tell you. Oh, wait, you can't. He's deader that Kara Mustafa Pasha (The Turkish commander at Vienna, he was executed by his men for having failed to take the city).

Now, what have we got that's more typical ONT fare?


Ancient Sci-fi

Science fiction was around in medieval times – here's what it looked like

I Wouldn't Mess With 'Em


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Crossing the Rainbow Bridge


Pets are 'scared' and look around for their owners in dying moments, 'broken-hearted' vet reveals

I've only had to put one pet down, a cat. I scratched her ears and muttered to her, she curled around my hand, purring....and then she wasn't. It was hard. I cried. I can't imagine not being there, however. It was my final duty to her.


Interactive Map!

You guys like interactive maps, don't you? Well, there's a fun one at the link!


What ACA Health Insurance Will Cost in 2019

Speaking of insurance, this was only a matter of time: Man Changes Gender to Save on Car Insurance.

Free Refrigerators!

Bad news: You gotta go to Hawaii to get them.

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Another Example of What Coastal “Elites” Don't Understand


The happy candymaker vs. the conventional wisdom

Tonight's ONT brought to you by voice recognition:

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Posted by: WeirdDave at 09:52 PM




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Posted by: ALH at September 13, 2018 09:53 PM (6Zmow)

2 Hello!

Posted by: lin-duh at September 13, 2018 09:53 PM (kufk0)

3 Who you calling a hussy?

LOL!

Posted by: ALH at September 13, 2018 09:54 PM (6Zmow)

4 thnx for the link to the waxman thread hogmartin!
lots of laughs.

"pignose" posted a comment and someone else said henry was leaving congress to begin his nose-modeling career.

Posted by: concrete girl at September 13, 2018 09:55 PM (Tm+wy)

5 If it doesn't call itself an ONT, is it a true ONT?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at September 13, 2018 09:56 PM (U3075)

6 Thanks for the ONT.

Well told bit of history there, WeirdDave.

Hail the Poles!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 13, 2018 09:57 PM (QSnbM)

7 Maybe it's the Pre ONT.

Posted by: ALH at September 13, 2018 09:57 PM (6Zmow)

8 I cannot imagine having to put Ajax down. However, it if it had to be done, I could not let him go without me there.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 13, 2018 09:58 PM (QSnbM)

9 The line about putting down pets was all I could read. Didn't want to read any further. We've put down too many over the years. Doesn't get any easier.

Posted by: Blake - used scripting salesman at September 13, 2018 09:58 PM (WEBkv)

10 Ever wonder why the hijackers chose that date?

Why would Sep 11 symbolize anything to them, who use a lunar calendar?

Posted by: t-bird at September 13, 2018 09:59 PM (Ry8mf)

11 Harrison Ford is such a laser-brained nerf herder...

You can't 'believe' in science. You must accept the facts sciences offers to explain things.

But then again their Science is a false god so they have to click their heels, clap their hands, and believe the glorious fairy of Socialism will live again.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 13, 2018 09:59 PM (S3u/T)

12 Gavin Newsom for Governor? Are you shitting me?!
Campaign Ad: https://youtu.be/f555RJnzvW4

I think this is great and right on target! But what do I know? I am a Moron..

Restore Our Values is an independent committee working to support Republican John Cox in the upcoming California gubernatorial election. Cox is a successful businessman, CPA and attorney who can win against Gavin Newsom this November.
https://restoreourvalues.com/

Posted by: Trigger Warning at September 13, 2018 09:59 PM (kO+z3)

13 In NFL news, the injury-plagued Panthers have signed Bridget McCain to bolster their offensive line.

Posted by: Mr. Wednesday Night at September 13, 2018 09:59 PM (ismre)

14 6. Obligatory

https://youtu.be/NxdDHu30SSg

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 13, 2018 10:00 PM (fA1SL)

15 Here we are once again.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2018 10:00 PM (NWiLs)

16 Today is the one year anniversary of my BIL's death. He was my baseball buddy, my political ally, and my friend. I miss him very much.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vsuburbanite at September 13, 2018 10:00 PM (d6Ksn)

17 We're home after being away for a few days.

There is no place like home. Your own bed, your own bathroom, your own coffee pot.

Happy Happy Happy

Posted by: ALH at September 13, 2018 10:01 PM (6Zmow)

18 Damnit, I just saw that the Cubs won today.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vsuburbanite at September 13, 2018 10:01 PM (d6Ksn)

19 You guys like interactive maps, don't you? Well, there's a fun one at the link!
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So you say.

Posted by: bluebell at September 13, 2018 10:02 PM (C1PQi)

20 Happy-ish Thursday evening, all y'all ...

Posted by: Adriane the History Critic ... at September 13, 2018 10:02 PM (AoK0a)

21 I'm sorry for your loss Donna&&&&&&

Posted by: ALH at September 13, 2018 10:02 PM (6Zmow)

22 Thanks for a fun ONT, WeirdDave!

Bad news about sex-change car insurance guy is that he had to *completely* forget how to parallel park.

Posted by: ibguy at September 13, 2018 10:02 PM (vUcdz)

23 Thanks, ALH.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vsuburbanite at September 13, 2018 10:04 PM (d6Ksn)

24 Today is the one year anniversary of my BIL's death. He was my baseball buddy, my political ally, and my friend. I miss him very much.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vsuburbanite at September 13, 2018 10:00 PM (d6Ksn)
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Gosh, Donna, had it been a year already? I remember praying for him when he was so sick, for a long time, and then how sad you were when he passed.

Posted by: bluebell at September 13, 2018 10:04 PM (C1PQi)

25 What fucking asshole would walk out of the room when their pet is being put to sleep? I have done it, more than once. Yes, it's hard but I could never imagine letting them face that alone.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 13, 2018 10:04 PM (dUJdY)

26 lin-duh, you be careful on your trek. I need you.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 13, 2018 10:04 PM (lsT7+)

27 th!

Posted by: David, Russian Internet Dreamer Bot at September 13, 2018 10:04 PM (avSZz)

28


Trombone signals. Destined to take the place of smoke signals in your mythology.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 13, 2018 10:05 PM (HaL55)

29 Insty has a link. Muli fires And explosions in mass. Over pressure gas line to blame. Maintenance issues?

Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at September 13, 2018 10:05 PM (0OmEj)

30 That pet link is heartbreaking. Yeah, you would think it would be obvious.

Posted by: rickl at September 13, 2018 10:05 PM (sdi6R)

31 I could have gone the rest of my life without the pet news. I was away at college when my childhood dog died. I still feel like I abandoned her in her last days.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at September 13, 2018 10:05 PM (naEeR)

32 Cuomo stomps famous lesbian in "Battle of the Clueless" NY governors race.

Posted by: tu3031 at September 13, 2018 10:05 PM (jDF8P)

33 Oy. off to the store.

Posted by: Adriane the History Critic ... at September 13, 2018 10:05 PM (AoK0a)

34 Hey everybody. Is this the ONT tonight?

Have news about my part-time job. It ain't pretty.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:05 PM (feaxc)

35 Damnit, I just saw that the Cubs won today.

Dont' worry Donna, The Crew is in their heads. They can't touch our pitching and they know it. Especially Hader.

Posted by: Pete Seria at September 13, 2018 10:06 PM (bzfnL)

36 Ohh woo woo wao ooo oooo wooo daaaa

Posted by: Kindltot at September 13, 2018 10:06 PM (2K6fY)

37 There are places where you can't be with your pet at the end. When I put my cat Jack down, they couldn't have been kinder. And he went quickly.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 13, 2018 10:06 PM (Lqy/e)

38 Dave....1863, or 1683?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 13, 2018 10:06 PM (wYseH)

39 bluebell, for nothing specific, I just want to give you a hug.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 13, 2018 10:07 PM (lsT7+)

40 Thanks for your prayers, bluebell. My sister drove up to northern Wisconsin to spend the day at their vacation home. I haven't called her. She wants to be alone with her memories of him.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vsuburbanite at September 13, 2018 10:07 PM (d6Ksn)

41 The Poles are still trying to defend Western Civilization from the Muslims. The Western Euros aren't giving them much help.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vsuburbanite at September 13, 2018 10:08 PM (d6Ksn)

42 'You will pay for your crimes, Germany.
Prepare for Slavic sword!'

Also a good line: 'Squatting Slavs, in our armoured tracksuits'

https://youtu.be/NxdDHu30SSg

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 13, 2018 10:08 PM (fA1SL)

43 So you say.
Posted by: bluebell

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That map is great!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at September 13, 2018 10:08 PM (8zttw)

44 Have news about my part-time job. It ain't pretty.
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:05 PM (feaxc)

what's your news, steve?

Posted by: ALH at September 13, 2018 10:09 PM (6Zmow)

45 Dona sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at September 13, 2018 10:09 PM (0OmEj)

46 bluebell, for nothing specific, I just want to give you a hug.
Posted by: Ben Had at September 13, 2018 10:07 PM (lsT7+)
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Okay! But be careful of my thorns.

Posted by: bluebell at September 13, 2018 10:09 PM (C1PQi)

47 Our vet sedates them first. Cat was not looking around franticly because this was much more humane and cats generally don't give a shit anyway

Posted by: Mog Smash at September 13, 2018 10:09 PM (KTDWH)

48 The winged Hussars were like the Navy Seals of the day. Truly bad ass warriors.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 13, 2018 10:09 PM (Lqy/e)

49 That map is great!
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at September 13, 2018 10:08 PM (8zttw)
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It's just me, isn't it.

Posted by: bluebell at September 13, 2018 10:10 PM (C1PQi)

50 Orban is the real hero in the EU.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 13, 2018 10:10 PM (lsT7+)

51 Have news about my part-time job. It ain't pretty.

You have to work the Lena Dunham?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 13, 2018 10:10 PM (S3u/T)

52 Dont' worry Donna, The Crew is in their heads. They can't touch our pitching and they know it. Especially Hader.
Posted by: Pete Seria at September 13, 2018 10:06 PM (bzfnL)

Ha! It is so damn fun to watch that kid pitch. Lanky, all arms and legs and he's throwing lightening bolts at home plate.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vsuburbanite at September 13, 2018 10:11 PM (d6Ksn)

53 The waxing crescent Moon descending

If the Full Moon is Full, shouldn't the opposite be the Empty Moon?

Perspiring mayans one two no.

Posted by: mindful the incomprehensible webworker at September 13, 2018 10:11 PM (XkxK0)

54 I can totally believe the Kentucky NG story. The nickle-plated 1911 was a nice touch.

Posted by: pookysgirl at September 13, 2018 10:11 PM (XKZwp)

55 Funny, Enstrom's is in my little burg. Great candy. Still run by family.

Posted by: Infidel at September 13, 2018 10:11 PM (PhT3S)

56 On Twitter from Alex Griswold of the Free Beacon:

Kavanaugh accuser says that as a 17 year old, she was locked in a room by Kavanaugh and another guy at a party. She felt threatened, but she was able to get out of the room.

AYFKM?!

https://twitter.com/HashtagGriswold/status
/1040385723541676032

Posted by: IrishEi at September 13, 2018 10:12 PM (Ri0Ku)

57
Susan Lucci at 71:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6164823

Wow.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at September 13, 2018 10:12 PM (8O3HH)

58 Insty has a link. Muli fires And explosions in mass. Over pressure gas line to blame. Maintenance issues?
Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at September 13, 2018 10:05 PM (0OmEj)


Locally, the city does a smoke test of the sewers to find leaks, broken pipes and people who channel their down-spouts into the sewer system.
When that happens, everyone who channels their down-spouts into the sewers plugs their down-spouts.

It would be a tragedy if the smoke test made everyone plug everything up so the natural gas would collect to explosive levels

Posted by: Kindltot at September 13, 2018 10:13 PM (2K6fY)

59 16 Today is the one year anniversary of my BIL's death. He was my baseball buddy, my political ally, and my friend. I miss him very much.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vsuburbanite at September 13, 2018 10:00 PM (d6Ksn)

Sorry, Donna.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2018 10:13 PM (NWiLs)

60 It is interesting that there has never been a major American movie about the siege to Vienna.

They did make a couple of crappy, historically incorrect ones about the crusades though.


Posted by: 18-1 at September 13, 2018 10:13 PM (+DkQm)

61 60 It is interesting that there has never been a major American movie about the siege to Vienna.

They did make a couple of crappy, historically incorrect ones about the crusades though.


Posted by: 18-1 at September 13, 2018 10:13 PM (+DkQm)

Beating back the Turks and saving Western civilization is racist.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2018 10:14 PM (NWiLs)

62 Dave....1863, or 1683?
1683.

Posted by: Weirddave at September 13, 2018 10:14 PM (hDpEf)

63 The Susan Lucci ad campaign a year or so ago was some funny stuff. I have forgotten what it was trying to sell.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 13, 2018 10:15 PM (PUmDY)

64 Sooooo...

I gather Sobieski Vodka has no relationship whatsoever with Leelee Sobieski at all...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto, Now without VPN at September 13, 2018 10:15 PM (e9G8E)

65
Kavanaugh accuser says that as a 17 year old, she was locked in a
room by Kavanaugh and another guy at a party. She felt threatened, but
she was able to get out of the room.
***

Oh my gawd! Did they tell her she had to say Bloody Mary in front of the mirror three times before they would let her out?
Also, do we know if Bill Clinton locked Juanita Broaddrick in a room after he brutally raped her? That's what I want to know....


Posted by: 18-1 at September 13, 2018 10:15 PM (+DkQm)

66 My childhood dog died on my 13th birthday. We were inseparable. Everyone saw it coming but me. Dad took me to a movie - when we got home, *Hey, where's Snowball??* Lots of long faces all around. Happy freaking Birthday to me


Posted by: Tonypete at September 13, 2018 10:16 PM (9rIkM)

67 It is interesting that there has never been a major American movie about the siege to Vienna.

They did make a couple of crappy, historically incorrect ones about the crusades though.
Posted by: 18-1 at September 13, 2018 10:13 PM (+DkQm)


Tim Powers wrote Drawing of the Dark. It is set in the siege of Vienna, and incorporates (of course) Arthurian Legend and the Fisher King.

And it has a hunch-backed Swiss artilleryman, a mad painter and Vikings.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 13, 2018 10:16 PM (2K6fY)

68 Also, why has there not been a series about the Komensos? The greatest of all the Byzantines and a hell of a story to boot....


Posted by: 18-1 at September 13, 2018 10:16 PM (+DkQm)

69 Damnit, I just saw that the Cubs won today.

Posted by: DonnaVsuburbanite at September 13, 2018 10:01 PM (d6Ksn)



Hi Donna. We're going down to the wire, aren't we. I'm sorry about your BIL. I'm happy you had a baseball buddy in your life. Everyone needs someone to text : WE WON!

Posted by: grammie winger at September 13, 2018 10:17 PM (lwiT4)

70 Smoke up, Tony!!!

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 13, 2018 10:17 PM (PUmDY)

71

Prayers up, Donna.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 13, 2018 10:18 PM (HaL55)

72 Hiya

Posted by: JT at September 13, 2018 10:18 PM (icuj/)

73 {{hugs}} Donna.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 13, 2018 10:18 PM (dUJdY)

74 And the winged hussars arrived!

Posted by: Sabaton at September 13, 2018 10:19 PM (yqYrs)

75 Posted by: Tonypete at September 13, 2018 10:16 PM (9rIkM)

When I was a kid my dad brought home a black lab..I was so excited, my mom went ballistic. Saw my dad take the dog and put it in the car.. came back without the dog. I was so heartbroken. I think he dumped it somewhere.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 13, 2018 10:20 PM (dUJdY)

76 We sat in the field tonight, watching Thing 2 play football, while daughter kept checking Cubs score on her phone. Thing 2's teammate caught the ball and ran the wrong direction. There were hardly any mosquitoes. Life is good.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 13, 2018 10:21 PM (lwiT4)

77 18
Damnit, I just saw that the Cubs won today.

Posted by: DonnaVsuburbanite at September 13, 2018 10:01 PM (d6Ksn)
Yay, Cubs!
And, the pet thing just breaks my heart, too.
And, probably new hash for tonight.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at September 13, 2018 10:22 PM (E1IuB)

78 Today's limerick of the day is a little cheesy- with a MAGA theme. Missus Muldoon liked it (but she sort of feels obligated, what with being my wife and all)


Link in my nick. Bookmark the site, tell your friends. Or not, your choice.


https://muldoonlimericks.blogspot.com

Posted by: Muldoon at September 13, 2018 10:22 PM (fYyCT)

79 Dave....1863, or 1683?

1683.

Posted by: Weirddave at September 13, 2018 10:14 PM (hDpEf)

2nd paragraph....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 13, 2018 10:22 PM (wYseH)

80 75 Posted by: Tonypete at September 13, 2018 10:16 PM (9rIkM)

When I was a kid my dad brought home a black lab..I was so excited, my mom went ballistic. Saw my dad take the dog and put it in the car.. came back without the dog. I was so heartbroken. I think he dumped it somewhere.
Posted by: Jewells45 at September 13, 2018 10:20 PM (dUJdY)

That's cruel.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2018 10:23 PM (NWiLs)

81 Legend says the POLISH WINGED HUSSARS' "wings" made a shrill whistling sound that struck fear into their foes... Historians dispute that..
But they still must have been a formidable sight charging on their enemy!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 13, 2018 10:23 PM (438dO)

82 came back without the dog. I was so heartbroken. I think he dumped it somewhere.

***

What a coincidence...I have often offered dogs a home. In my stomach.

Posted by: Barack Obama at September 13, 2018 10:23 PM (+DkQm)

83 ALH, thanks.
Anna, LOL.

Looks like I'm gonna quit. I had such a hard time with my paralegal boss today at the law firm, I walked out only 45 minutes into my shift. I suddenly said "I don't feel well, I'm going home. See you Monday. Goodbye."

I'm just sick of working with people who seem to get a kick out of belittling me, and staying until they get to fire me, so that they always get the last word.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:23 PM (feaxc)

84 Nice voice recog pron....

Posted by: sven at September 13, 2018 10:23 PM (qt4GF)

85 I have a resignation letter prepared. It has NOT yet been sent.

I'll share it later on.

It's probably way too long and full of whining, but whatever.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:24 PM (feaxc)

86 That's cruel.

I know. Not a fond memory of my dad there. Or my mom for that matter.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 13, 2018 10:24 PM (dUJdY)

87 Good one, Muldoon!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 13, 2018 10:24 PM (438dO)

88 I can't link because I'm on God-awful offshore internet on a barge, but 'Winged Hussars' by Sabaton is fucking badass and you should go to youtube and watch it.

Posted by: Vanya at September 13, 2018 10:25 PM (7PLM4)

89 In Michner's "Poland", there is a scene about the Winged Hussars and Sobieski that is pretty good

Posted by: Grad School Fool at September 13, 2018 10:25 PM (swEzU)

90 Legend says the POLISH WINGED HUSSARS' "wings" made a shrill whistling sound that struck fear into their foes... Historians dispute that..
But they still must have been a formidable sight charging on their enemy!
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry

I think Tolkien patterned the charge of Rohan over the Pellenor fields after that battle.
The Turks were exhausted and then the Hussars charged and slaughtered them with their lances.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at September 13, 2018 10:25 PM (S6Pax)

91 Al Green's cover of The Letter slays.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 13, 2018 10:26 PM (PUmDY)

92 There was this one time I cam home from school and found out that my dad had taken my pets to the science lab for experiments. That's something I should have mentioned in his eulogy.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 13, 2018 10:26 PM (lwiT4)

93 Maybe Adam Schiff should be interested in some other money laundering schemes, too?

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybcvc225

Posted by: Kindltot at September 13, 2018 10:27 PM (2K6fY)

94 86 That's cruel.

I know. Not a fond memory of my dad there. Or my mom for that matter.
Posted by: Jewells45 at September 13, 2018 10:24 PM (dUJdY)

I can only imagine. My mother would never let us get a dog.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2018 10:27 PM (NWiLs)

95 Vague allegations, dim-dark past (too old to verify or disprove), no corroboration, no evidence, no complaints at the time, represented by feminist attorney, in the late hours before a vote.

Same MO against Kavenaugh as with Roy Moore and Trump.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 13, 2018 10:28 PM (oVJmc)

96 Nice voice recog pron....
Posted by: sven at September 13, 2018 10:23 PM (qt4GF)


For the teachers in a Peanuts Special?

Posted by: Kindltot at September 13, 2018 10:28 PM (2K6fY)

97

When I was a kid my dad brought home a black lab..I was so excited, my mom went ballistic. Saw my dad take the dog and put it in the car.. came back without the dog. I was so heartbroken. I think he dumped it somewhere.
Posted by: Jewells45 at September 13, 2018 10:20 PM (dUJdY)

That's awful!

When I was 18 my childhood dog was put to sleep when I was at work - I had a summer 2nd shift job in a restaurant. My dad didn't tell me he was taking her to the vet and I was really upset when I got home because I never had a chance to say goodbye to her.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vsuburbanite at September 13, 2018 10:28 PM (d6Ksn)

98 Qdp, your workplace sounds horrible.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 13, 2018 10:28 PM (PUmDY)

99 I think Tolkien patterned the charge of Rohan over the Pellenor fields after that battle.

The Turks were exhausted and then the Hussars charged and slaughtered them with their lances.
............
It's kinda cool to think that was Tolkien's inspiration! One of my favorite chapters in the trilogy!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 13, 2018 10:28 PM (438dO)

100 92 There was this one time I cam home from school and found out that my dad had taken my pets to the science lab for experiments. That's something I should have mentioned in his eulogy.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 13, 2018 10:26 PM (lwiT4)

That's not just cruel, that's evil.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2018 10:28 PM (NWiLs)

101 2nd paragraph...
Whoops! Thanks. I went back and checked after your post, but only the 1st paragraph.

Posted by: Weirddave at September 13, 2018 10:29 PM (hDpEf)

102 That charge by Jan Sobietski and his cavalry makes me think instantly of the ride of the Rohirrim.
And good evening.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at September 13, 2018 10:29 PM (nBr1j)

103 Years ago, our big old housecat had cancer, and was at the Vet.
It was time to have him euthanized, and I went down to get it done.

I picked him up and held him as the Doctor administered the drug to kill him. It was so eery to hold him and feel the death rattle in him as he died.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at September 13, 2018 10:29 PM (S6Pax)

104 There was this one time I cam home from school and found out that my dad had taken my pets to the science lab for experiments. That's something I should have mentioned in his eulogy.

Uh.. wut?

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 13, 2018 10:29 PM (dUJdY)

105 grammie, were they bunnies or mice or something?

Posted by: pookysgirl at September 13, 2018 10:29 PM (XKZwp)

106 92 There was this one time I cam home from school and found out that my dad had taken my pets to the science lab for experiments. That's something I should have mentioned in his eulogy.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 13, 2018 10:26 PM (lwiT4)

OMG.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vsuburbanite at September 13, 2018 10:29 PM (d6Ksn)

107 Pra&rs up for you, Donna.

And for you too, qdp.

As for the pets? I can't read stuff like that. I've had to be there, and will have to be there again in the years ahead. That's an obligation, a duty, and of love.

Suffering through it by reading of others... that's a burden I'll pass on bearing.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 13, 2018 10:30 PM (QzJWU)

108 That's not just cruel, that's evil.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2018 10:28 PM (NWiLs)



Yup. And those were his good qualities. I have a list.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 13, 2018 10:30 PM (lwiT4)

109 Does anyone know of a good book about the Siege of Vienna?

Posted by: Tony Randall at September 13, 2018 10:30 PM (o1fzk)

110 I have had to draw an X from ear to eye and administer a lead palliative in that spot.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 13, 2018 10:31 PM (lsT7+)

111 I can only imagine. My mother would never let us get a dog.

Neither did my mom obviously. She didn't own a dog until she was in her 50's. First one got poisoned by a neighbor but her second one lived to be 16. After that she was a cat lady.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 13, 2018 10:32 PM (dUJdY)

112 grammie, were they bunnies or mice or something?


Posted by: pookysgirl at September 13, 2018 10:29 PM (XKZwp)



No, they were two red foxes that I kept in a pen. Mickey and Rudolph. They were cute and never bit me or anything. I dunno. He just wasn't right in the heart.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 13, 2018 10:32 PM (lwiT4)

113 That charge by Jan Sobietski and his cavalry makes me think instantly of the ride of the Rohirrim.
And good evening.
Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem


Tolkien was a very Christian man, and was probably quite aware of history of this battle. The battle at the Gates of Vienna was much like the Battle of Minas Tirith.

Easterlings and Orcs and the hordes of Mordor?
Muslims?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at September 13, 2018 10:32 PM (S6Pax)

114 One day my kids came home and learned the dog had to go back to the puppy farm. She'd be better there and wouldn't have to wear the shield of shame.

Wasn't until they were in their 20's before they figured it out.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 13, 2018 10:32 PM (0tfLf)

115 Guys, it's been almost a half hour since Adriane the History Critic left for the store. I'm a little concerned.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2018 10:32 PM (y87Qq)

116 (64) Collect 50 bottle caps and send them in. She shows up at your house in a tube top and cleans your gutters.

Posted by: klaftern at September 13, 2018 10:32 PM (RuIsu)

117 Atomic weapons dropped upon all islamic cities...that would reverse a lot of democrat and republican desires

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 13, 2018 10:33 PM (l9m7l)

118
Well, Rob Porter, that WH staffer who was let go after the domestic abuse allegations by his former girlfriends was apparently one of the sources for Bob Woodward's book.

He's Hope Hicks boyfriend and she threatened to dump over that, over something and so he publicly condemned it. What a douche:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6161373

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at September 13, 2018 10:34 PM (8O3HH)

119 98 Qdp, your workplace sounds horrible.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 13, 2018 10:28 PM (PUmDY)

It does. Having no job sucks. Working in a place you hate also sucks.

How is the job market there in SoCal?

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vsuburbanite at September 13, 2018 10:34 PM (d6Ksn)

120 Legend says the POLISH WINGED HUSSARS' "wings" made a shrill whistling sound that struck fear into their foes... Historians dispute that..
But they still must have been a formidable sight charging on their enemy!

Now this would be a good Myth busters episode.

You hear very little about the German infantry fighting the Turks outside of Vienna. I believe they were pushing the Turks from one line back to the next.

Posted by: Beartooth at September 13, 2018 10:34 PM (TP072)

121 Cosmic and Jim: thanks!!

Resig letter coming soon.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:34 PM (feaxc)

122 Yup. And those were his good qualities. I have a list.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 13, 2018 10:30 PM (lwiT4)

Good Lord.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2018 10:34 PM (NWiLs)

123 hogmartin, don't worry yet, she's just feeling up the avacados.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 13, 2018 10:34 PM (lsT7+)

124 No, they were two red foxes that I kept in a pen. Mickey and Rudolph. They were cute and never bit me or anything. I dunno. He just wasn't right in the heart.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 13, 2018 10:32 PM (lwiT4)

That's so sad grammie.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 13, 2018 10:34 PM (dUJdY)

125 Our little dog got pregnant by a big dog and had retarded puppies. Almost killed her, but we weren't allowed to watch. They must have known. Mom and dad drowned them in the sink. I found them out for the trash the next day. I was devastated. I understand why they did it now, sorta.

Posted by: Infidel at September 13, 2018 10:34 PM (PhT3S)

126 Does anyone know of a good book about the Siege of Vienna?


*******

Nope.

How about the Sausiege of Vienna?

Vacuum packed in meat jelly. Yum!

Posted by: Muldoon at September 13, 2018 10:34 PM (fYyCT)

127 How did you figure out your Dad or whoever did that?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 13, 2018 10:34 PM (PUmDY)

128 Donna Ampersand - are you out in Waukesha County now or still Milwaukee County?

Posted by: grammie winger at September 13, 2018 10:35 PM (lwiT4)

129 @83 qdpsteve-F that shit Steve. Let me know where you work, point the assholes out to me in the parking lot. I'll mock them to tears and if need be give a few pavement facials.

Posted by: JROD at September 13, 2018 10:35 PM (d2Mzg)

130 Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 13, 2018 09:58 PM (QSnbM)


Losing a pet sucks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 13, 2018 10:35 PM (Ss+Em)

131 JROD, thanks for the offer. They park in an underground garage for whatever that's worth. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:35 PM (feaxc)

132 OKAY! it's been established that some of us had some crappy parents. At least when it came to our pets. Damn.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 13, 2018 10:36 PM (dUJdY)

133 115 Guys, it's been almost a half hour since Adriane the History Critic left for the store. I'm a little concerned.
Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2018 10:32 PM (y87Qq)

You expect a woman to return timely from a shopping trip?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2018 10:36 PM (NWiLs)

134 Posted by: grammie winger at September 13, 2018 10:35 PM (lwiT4)

Milwaukee County, but I'm in your Congressional district now. I'm happy Gwen Moore is no longer my representative.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vsuburbanite at September 13, 2018 10:37 PM (d6Ksn)

135 Having to take a pet sucks even harder.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 13, 2018 10:37 PM (lsT7+)

136
How did you figure out your Dad or whoever did that?


In my house, you didn't ask question. Of anything, at any time. You had to piece things together with clues and eavesdropping etc. Just keep your head down and pretend you don't notice.

I'm alive and he's not, so it all worked out in the end.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 13, 2018 10:37 PM (lwiT4)

137 There was this one time I cam home from school and
found out that my dad had taken my pets to the science lab for
experiments. That's something I should have mentioned in his eulogy.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 13, 2018 10:26 PM (lwiT4)


I had a girl friend worked in a bio lab where they processed and purified immunoglobulin protiens (the stuff that make you react to foriegn proteins and allergens) as a tech, and she mentioned that the owner had bought his kids a dog and named it "Iggy", or as they later found out, IG.
He was using the dog to pull out blood components to work on, and figured that was the best of both worlds.
To be fair, when he went in to his own MD for physical and bloodwork he asked for a couple of his own blood to take home to work on.

Nice enough guy, but he made dental technicians look compassionate.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 13, 2018 10:37 PM (2K6fY)

138 I'm happy Gwen Moore is no longer my representative.

Posted by: DonnaVsuburbanite at September 13, 2018 10:37 PM (d6Ksn)


Champagne's on me!!!

Posted by: grammie winger at September 13, 2018 10:38 PM (lwiT4)

139 Movie trivia: The 'Johnny Lawrence' character from Karate Kid was based on Brett Kavanaugh.

Posted by: Mr. Wednesday Night at September 13, 2018 10:38 PM (ismre)

140 Easterlings and Orcs and the hordes of Mordor?

Muslims?***


Yeah, current liberal thought on Tolkein is he is a raycisssss because the Haradrim are basically Muslims.

http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Haradrim


Posted by: 18-1 at September 13, 2018 10:38 PM (+DkQm)

141 Hey Donna, c'mon up to Sheboygan. There's tons of jobs up here and the living is cheap. Not to mention low crime.

Posted by: Pete Seria at September 13, 2018 10:39 PM (bzfnL)

142 There was a great website named "Gates of Vienna" that tracked Muslim extremism years back. I think Charles Johnson from LGF went after them after a time for being closet anti-semites or some such nonsense.I wonder whatever happened to them.

Posted by: lowandslow at September 13, 2018 10:39 PM (ye3s4)

143
We're always there, hard as it is, when our dogs cross the bridge. We want their last moments to feel soft caresses and hear gentle words. We call it "the last act of love."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 13, 2018 10:39 PM (LsBY9)

144 fucking paul ryan dumps all over trump while the communist party wipes their ass with the constitution and then sets in on fire. silence about that from the smarmy, commie little prick. i really loathe that little worm. wtf is wrong with wisconsin?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 13, 2018 10:39 PM (KP5rU)

145 I used to just hand over my pets to the vet simply because I had been taught this was the proper way to handle it. But when it came time for my big orange cat to leave, I held him on my shoulder outside the vet's office because I knew how much he loved being outdoors. I held and tried to sooth the following four cats. Unfortunately, my German Shepherd died at the vet's office without any family there. We had left her there to be examined. Just as one of the vets got free to examine her, she dropped dead. To this day, I still feel very sad that Murph had no one with her the last couple hours of her life or when she passed.

Our oldest dog is fifteen and has a huge lump of cancer on her hind leg. She doesn't seem to be in any pain, eats and drinks well, and barks her fool head off any time anyone walks past our yard. (Trash day is her favorite. She gets to bark the whole day long.) I know the day is coming, though, and it just breaks my heart to think of it. But I will be with her to the very last.

Posted by: Captain Joseph's Sabin at September 13, 2018 10:40 PM (ZtE5B)

146 Donna - how soon till FoxxCon is up and ready? I haven't made the trip up I-94 so I don't know what stage they're at.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 13, 2018 10:40 PM (lwiT4)

147 Our investment in kneepads is yielding multiple dividends!

Posted by: ObamaInc. at September 13, 2018 10:40 PM (yhf6w)

148 Ah screw it. Resignation letter below. It has NOT yet been sent, so any ideas are welcome. And yeah I already know: too long, too whiny.

*****

Hi [lead attorney/firm owner]. Apologies, but this email is to submit my resignation from the firm, effective immediately. Please mail my final paycheck(s) to my address, which you should have on file. Overall I appreciate my just under 13 months with [last name of lead attorney] Family Law, but I just can't deal with Jessica [my paralegal boss] anymore without feeling angry, frustrated, treated unfairly, and belittled. She apparently is a very good paralegal but in my opinion she is simply NOT a good supervisor, at all.

If I could elaborate:

- I am tired of being personally blamed for ANY instance of paper or documents being misplaced anywhere, either hard copies or in Dropbox.

- I am tired of how persecutorial she is about any problems I have, which I have worked hard to fix and avoid.

- I am tired of being blaming for "changes" I have NOT made to the Excel spreadsheets or other items in the office. (This happened just today in fact; she blamed me for dividing up Excel case file information by matter type, when this is exactly what she asked me to do months ago when we were having other database issues.)

- I am tired of her habit of "mouthing off" at me about little things when she is overworked, frustrated and tired.

- I am tired of her attempts to micromanage every word I say to clients on the phone.

- I am tired of her treating Clio, the entire office and everything in Dropbox as if it is her personal property and her overreaction if I make even the slightest change to anything, even when I can (a) explain why the change is beneficial, (b) the change is very minor, and (c) it's easy to undo. It is difficult to work with exactly zero autonomy about anything in your surroundings and environment.

- I'm tired of the lack of feedback from her, other than very negative and often angry feedback.

- I am angry about her having accused me at least twice of "not doing my job." If I haven't been doing my job, why am I still employed with [you]? And if a client repeatedly accused YOU of "not doing your job" as an attorney, would you accept that statement and continue to work for them, or advise that perhaps they should find another attorney to represent them?

- I am tired of the fact that EVERY time I have tried to bring up these points with Jessica, she becomes extremely defensive; claims I am yelling, screaming and out of control; declares "you're not doing your job;" and claims I am unmanageable.

It is true there have been incidents when I became defensive with Jessica. I have taken steps to reduce that. But it seems like no matter what I try to improve communication or performance, she finds issues to obsess on, EVEN WHEN THE WORK IS STILL GETTING DONE. Besides pushing certain issues past any rational point, she is often upset because I do certain things (such as, updating the case disclosure notices list) in an "as-they-pass-my-desk" fashion, instead of grouping them into the weekly schedule we prepared. I admit I could have been more open about this, but see below about how hard she is to communicate with. Jessica has asked me in a derisive tone, "if you haven't done what's on the list, what HAVE you been doing??" I have been DOING THE PROJECTS SHE GIVES ME TO DO EVERY DAY. Does she think I just sit at my desk doing nothing almost every day, ignoring my duties?

For many of my tasks, without positive as well as negative feedback, I HAVE NO WAY OF KNOWING IF WHAT I AM DOING IS WORKING. Yet Jessica seems to believe I should just magically know.

Jessica is impossible to communicate with in the office. She often dismisses anything I share with a flippant remark. Whenever I ask about taking a day off or payroll issues, she gets irritated and says "I'm not HR, take it up with [lead attorney name]!" She seems to enjoy jumping to the blame game (with me the loser) about every problem, rather than putting an effort into FIXING things. And just this week when I was finishing up with getting caught up on [index] labeling, which I ADMITTED being behind on, I sent her an email noting my progress and asked if some ideas for changes I had were worthwhile. In a follow-up email she said she’d refer the ideas to you, which is fine, but then launched into giving me a strict deadline to finish (superfluous as I was almost done anyway) and complaints about "wasting time" if/when it's not absolutely perfect.

I thought that after being with the firm some time, Jessica would realize I know what I am doing, and that I do have the best interests of the firm in mind. She instead acts as if I were a misbehaving child who just wants to cause trouble. I come in EVERY DAY with the desire and intention to do an excellent job. Making honest mistakes is NOT the same thing as willful disobedience. But Jessica doesn't see it that way, I guess.

Not to be rude, but I just have to say it: In the past six months, you have lost [former coworker 1], [former coworker 2], [former coworker 3], and now me. Is it NOT POSSIBLE that Jessica has issues of her own that she needs to deal with?

I write this in the hope I can leave on good terms with you at least. Take care and continued good fortune with the practice as it appears to continue a great growth trajectory. If you have any questions or wish to discuss any of this further with me, feel free to call at your convenience at [qdpsteve's phone number], or you can email me back here at [qdpsteve's email addy].

Best regards,

[qdpsteve's real name]

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:41 PM (feaxc)

149 wtf is wrong with wisconsin?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 13, 2018 10:39 PM (KP5rU)



Not one thing, chavez. We just have to have the right people in charge. AKA the Moron Contingent of Wisconsin. You can be chairman.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 13, 2018 10:42 PM (lwiT4)

150 46 bluebell, for nothing specific, I just want to give you a hug.
Posted by: Ben Had at September 13, 2018 10:07 PM (lsT7+)
---------

Okay! But be careful of my thorns.
Posted by: bluebell at September 13, 2018 10:09 PM (C1PQi)

No sporks?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 13, 2018 10:42 PM (Ss+Em)

151 @131 qdpsteve-Not a problem, I'm in between jobs so I have some time. Parking garage is perfect, they won't be able to escape from me.

Posted by: JROD at September 13, 2018 10:42 PM (d2Mzg)

152 Our family dog had to be put down when I was 15. My dad took him to the vet. I didn't want to go. I said my goodbyes to him beforehand.

I didn't have any pets for many years.

In 2000, I adopted a pair of kittens. Leo died suddenly and unexpectedly at age 7, probably of a heart attack.

Kira lived to 17. Her health was declining in her last months and she had chronic kidney failure. She lost interest in eating. The last time I took her to the vet, the vet said that if she stops drinking, starts vomiting, or is unable to move, then it will be time.

But none of that happened. She was still drinking and moving Friday night. I got up to go to the bathroom and found her in the hall, and picked her up and put her in the bed with me. When I woke up early Saturday morning, her breathing was labored and her eyes were staring. It was obvious that she was at the end. I didn't know if the vet's office was even open that early, and at any rate I didn't want to put her in the car and take her there. It looked like she could go at any minute and so I just sat with her, talking to her and petting her.

It was a natural death and while she may have suffered somewhat at the end, I thought it was better than the possibility of her dying in the back seat of the car while I drove her to the vet. She always hated that car trip.

(This was in August of last year.)

Posted by: rickl at September 13, 2018 10:43 PM (sdi6R)

153 @142 There was a great website named "Gates of Vienna" that tracked Muslim extremism years back. I think Charles Johnson from LGF went after them after a time for being closet anti-semites or some such nonsense.I wonder whatever happened to them.
--------------------

They're still running.

gatesofvienna.net

Posted by: junior at September 13, 2018 10:43 PM (2vC9U)

154

OK Hordelings, it's Bedtime for Bonzo here at stately Casa Backwardio. Gotta get up early in the a.m. and take B'Gal to a daktari appt.


Y'all try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 13, 2018 10:43 PM (HaL55)

155 149: thanks, grammie!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 13, 2018 10:43 PM (KP5rU)

156 LG!
Kitchen Aid!
Whirlpool!


GE!

Posted by: Judge Kameamea at September 13, 2018 10:43 PM (PtETg)

157
Hey Donna, c'mon up to Sheboygan. There's tons of jobs up here and the living is cheap. Not to mention low crime.

Posted by: Pete Seria
---
Home of the Polka Kings, you know - Polka Polka Polka? Very big in Sheboygan.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 13, 2018 10:43 PM (9rIkM)

158 Josepha, dammit!!! Not Joseph's. Cleaned out my cache, had to re-use name, and autocucumber struck again.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at September 13, 2018 10:44 PM (ZtE5B)

159 Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:41 PM (feaxc)


JFC

Need a lighter to go with that can of gas?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 13, 2018 10:44 PM (Ss+Em)

160 Good night, BackwardsBoy.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2018 10:44 PM (y87Qq)

161 Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:41 PM (feaxc)

Do we now know AtC's real name?

Posted by: golfman at September 13, 2018 10:44 PM (rhXTS)

162 @144

Paul Ryan really is a fraud and piece of shit.


Gee I wonder what he's going to do after he retires?


Hmm, real head scratcher.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 13, 2018 10:45 PM (kT3/m)

163 MisHum, did you miss the part where I said "not yet sent"?????

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:45 PM (feaxc)

164 QDPSteve, do not crap on these people on the way out of the door.
They don't deserve you being classy, but they will feed it to you if you are not.

They won't learn, they won't listen, they don't care, and the only one you care about is you, so be the person you can respect when you aren't pissed off.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 13, 2018 10:45 PM (2K6fY)

165 Champagne's on me!!!
Posted by: grammie winger at September 13, 2018 10:38 PM (lwiT4)

*Clinks glass*

And a tip of the hat to your Cubbies. Damn, these series were nail biters, with excellent pitching on both sides. Since I'm a Brewers fan, I don't expect nice things, in fact, I expect doom at any moment, but it should be a fun race to the pennant.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vsuburbanite at September 13, 2018 10:45 PM (d6Ksn)

166 Posted by: Captain Joseph's Sabin at September 13, 2018 10:40 PM (ZtE5B)

As I will be when my fur baby goes. We owe them that much. He's not my dog but may as well be. He's my daughters but I love him so much. But his heart is with his mommy. I see it when he looks up at her. She's his everything.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 13, 2018 10:45 PM (dUJdY)

167 MisHum, show me one of your resignation letters.

I assume they go "Dear Boss, fuck you. Signed, MH"
;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:46 PM (feaxc)

168 LG!
Kitchen Aid!
Whirlpool!


GE!

Gibson!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at September 13, 2018 10:46 PM (8zttw)

169 I saw Retarded Puppies open for Billy Idol back in the mid-80s.

Posted by: Mr. Wednesday Night at September 13, 2018 10:46 PM (ismre)

170 Kindltot, fair enough.

MisHum, THAT'S why I shared... to get some sane advice rather than blow myself up.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:47 PM (feaxc)

171 Night all.. TGIF tomorrow.. thank God!

Stay safe.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 13, 2018 10:47 PM (dUJdY)

172 Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:41 PM (feaxc)

Dude.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2018 10:47 PM (NWiLs)

173 163 MisHum, did you miss the part where I said "not yet sent"?????
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:45 PM (feaxc)

Duh, just fucking duh

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 13, 2018 10:47 PM (Ss+Em)

174 Is Notorious RBG still alive?

Posted by: Minuteman at September 13, 2018 10:47 PM (AizR3)

175 153
They're still running.

gatesofvienna.net
Posted by: junior at September 13, 2018 10:43 PM (2vC9U)


Gates of Vienna is an outstanding website. It's hands-down the best American website covering the Muslim situation in Europe.

Posted by: rickl at September 13, 2018 10:47 PM (sdi6R)

176 Nike Fights to Keep Oregon a 'Sanctuary State' After Illegal Alien Kills Young Couple
http://bit.ly/2Ok0kaV

The multinational Nike corporation - accused of employing slave labor - is fighting to keep Oregon a "sanctuary state" for all illegal aliens less than a month after an illegal alien has been accused of killing a young couple in a drunk driving car crash.

In a statement this week, Nike CEO Mark Parker announced the corporation's opposition to a statewide measure that would repeal Oregon's sanctuary state law that has protected criminal illegal aliens for three decades.

Posted by: Trigger Warning at September 13, 2018 10:47 PM (kO+z3)

177 Verizon's rolling out it's "sorta kinda" 5g network at the start of next month. It'll be for home internet only, with the mobile service coming later. And it's rolling out in four cities. One of them is Los Angeles.

Well, since I live in LA County - i.e. part of the LA metropolitan area - and my current internet service sucks, I decided to go ahead and enter my address. No luck for me, though. And that, of course, leaves the obvious question. Namely, just which parts of Los Angeles are getting the service at the roll out? Unfortunately, these days it seems like companies are loathe to let customers have easy access to service maps so that you can find out which companies provide internet service in a given area. Instead, you're forced to go to the individual sites, enter your address, and hope for the best.

You would think that providing coverage maps would be a no brainer. But apparently that's not the case.

Posted by: junior at September 13, 2018 10:47 PM (2vC9U)

178 qdp steve, too much information. just quit and move on. that bitch will have the power to destroy any chance you have for years. i know this, trust me.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 13, 2018 10:48 PM (KP5rU)

179 Steve-

It's easier to get a job when you have a job.

Wouldn't it be prudent to ride it out a while longer while you seek employment elsewhere ?

Posted by: JT at September 13, 2018 10:48 PM (icuj/)

180 This is prickly. I have taken the lives of several animals. No need for a Vet. My Vet has always trusted me to do the right thing.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 13, 2018 10:48 PM (lsT7+)

181 Insom, as MisHum said, I'm ready to blow myself to smithereens. I've had it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:48 PM (feaxc)

182 I think history will judge the fact that, 7 years and 2 months after 9/11, the US elected someone named Hussien, President.

I will never get over it.

Ever.

Posted by: golfman at September 13, 2018 10:48 PM (rhXTS)

183 146 Donna - how soon till FoxxCon is up and ready? I haven't made the trip up I-94 so I don't know what stage they're at.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 13, 2018 10:40 PM (lwiT4)

Their downtown office is open. I think it will take a while to get their main location up and running.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vsuburbanite at September 13, 2018 10:48 PM (d6Ksn)

184 Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:41 PM (feaxc)


Wow. It sounds like this Jessica person is a real piece of work. No wonder it's too stressful to work there. I was stressed out just reading your letter.


A couple of things: See if you can edit it down a bit, so your boss doesn't get overwhelmed with details. Make bullet points, and be factual rather than emotive, as best you can. Also - don't use ALL CAPS. I think people gloss over that.

Anyway, that's my two cents. Wow. Just wow.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 13, 2018 10:48 PM (lwiT4)

185
Do we now know AtC's real name?
Posted by: golfman
--------

Empress

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at September 13, 2018 10:48 PM (8zttw)

186 JT, hmmm.

I did say before I stormed out of work today, "see you Monday." Like my bro-in-law calls it, I could pull a George Costanza and see what happens.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:49 PM (feaxc)

187 Odd looking beans were found abandoned by the Ottomans. Bags full. Coffee had arrived in Europe.

Posted by: Joe DiMaggio at September 13, 2018 10:49 PM (SFPXh)

188 Do we now know AtC's real name?
Posted by: golfman at September 13, 2018 10:44 PM (rhXTS)


Empress. Nobody knows her True Name, obviously, knowing it would allow someone unscrupulous to wield powerful medicines against her.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2018 10:49 PM (y87Qq)

189 gramme, thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:49 PM (feaxc)

190 @174 Is Notorious RBG still alive?
-------------------

I think so. I think she's only napping. It's so hard to tell.

Posted by: junior at September 13, 2018 10:49 PM (2vC9U)

191 Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:46 PM (feaxc)


I've always been a man and said I was leaving in 2 weeks or more.

Asked why I'm leaving I would say I have an incredible oppurnity elsewhere.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 13, 2018 10:49 PM (Ss+Em)

192
A couple of years ago, it was clear that Sarge was going to have to make his last trip to the vet. I came home early from work to pick him up. I did not see his pen mate Ilya in with him. I called and called and finally ran to the outer pen outside and found him dead.

So I had to bag his stiff body, drive Sarge to the vet to have him put down, came back to pick up Ilya and take both to the crematorium.

Rough day.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 13, 2018 10:49 PM (LsBY9)

193 Paul Ryan really is a fraud and piece of shit.
Gee I wonder what he's going to do after he retires?
.....................
He has already signed a contract and been fitted with our custom kneepads from our 'gloryhole signature series collection'!

Posted by: ObamaInc. at September 13, 2018 10:49 PM (yhf6w)

194 181 Insom, as MisHum said, I'm ready to blow myself to smithereens. I've had it.
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:48 PM (feaxc)

Well, don't. You pull the trigger on that and the only person you're going to fuck is yourself.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2018 10:50 PM (NWiLs)

195 Since I'm a Brewers fan, I don't expect nice things,
in fact, I expect doom at any moment, but it should be a fun race to
the pennant.

Posted by: DonnaVsuburbanite at September 13, 2018 10:45 PM (d6Ksn)



Either way, one of us is going to be the Wild Card.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 13, 2018 10:50 PM (lwiT4)

196 qdosteve-

you are welcome to use the line that I came up with yesterday-

Dear [boss's real name]. I am old enough to remember when I was surrounded by functional retards at work. But at least they were functional, unlike this current crop.

Sincerely

qdpsteve

Posted by: Muldoon at September 13, 2018 10:50 PM (fYyCT)

197 Insom, okay.

MisHum, fair enough and not bad, thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:50 PM (feaxc)

198 OK Hordelings, it's Bedtime for Bonzo here at stately Casa Backwardio

Nite Bonzo.

Posted by: JT at September 13, 2018 10:50 PM (icuj/)

199 Muldoon, that also works :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:51 PM (feaxc)

200
"They're still running. gatesofvienna.net"



Thanks, funny how quickly you move on from some sites.

Posted by: lowandslow at September 13, 2018 10:51 PM (ye3s4)

201 Empress. Nobody knows her True Name, obviously, knowing it would allow someone unscrupulous to wield powerful medicines against her.
Posted by: hogmartin


It's a killing word!!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at September 13, 2018 10:51 PM (S6Pax)

202 QDP, don't send that letter

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 13, 2018 10:52 PM (PUmDY)

203 We are struggling with whether to keep the new pooch or not.
It's just me and my wife.. both around 70 yrs old, and we forgot how much work a puppy can be.. also, she is gonna be a lot bigger than the breeder let on..
She's a beautiful pup.. affectionate.. but she needs walking and running and our bad knees aren't up to it.
That said.. I would never just let her loose or give her to the pound.
If we decide to give her up, I will post on some local neighborhood boards for families to apply.. she's only going to a young family/couple who can care for her properly.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 13, 2018 10:52 PM (438dO)

204 US mulls ban on flavored e-cigarettes
https://bit.ly/2QtuLgg

Critically, FDA for the first time recognizes that it must be addressed by requiring that manufacturers remove flavored products from the market unless those products have been reviewed by FDA, alter current marketing practices, eliminate online sales and take significant steps to curtail illegal sales to kids

Posted by: Trigger Warning at September 13, 2018 10:52 PM (kO+z3)

205 Cosmic, okay.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:52 PM (feaxc)

206 Either way, one of us is going to be the Wild Card.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 13, 2018 10:50 PM (lwiT4)

The 3 teams with the best records in the NL are all in the NL Central.

It makes me miss the AL Central

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vsuburbanite at September 13, 2018 10:53 PM (d6Ksn)

207 Dear [boss's real name]. I am old enough to remember when I was
surrounded by functional retards at work. But at least they were
functional, unlike this current crop.



Sincerely



Posted by: Muldoon
---
Newsletter details if you please sir.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 13, 2018 10:53 PM (9rIkM)

208 I did write a "fuck you" type of resignation letter once but just for my own cathartic purposes and no intent of turning it in. Let this one be your personal catharsis letter and leave it at that.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2018 10:53 PM (NWiLs)

209 All joking aside, sending that e-mail will serve no useful purpose. Avoid the temptation. Go minimalistic.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 13, 2018 10:53 PM (fYyCT)

210 Well, don't. You pull the trigger on that and the only person you're going to fuck is yourself.

Seconded

Posted by: JT at September 13, 2018 10:53 PM (icuj/)

211 Thinking if I sent the letter with just the first paragraph and the last paragraph (everything else cut out), I'd be okay. Maybe not.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:53 PM (feaxc)

212 Insom, as MisHum said, I'm ready to blow myself to smithereens. I've had it.
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:48 PM (feaxc)


All of my resignations have been "This document serves as notice that I resign employment with XYZ on this date. - hogmartin", whether I'd take a bullet for that boss a year later or I wouldn't cross the street to piss down their throat if their guts were on fire. Smug self-righteousness tastes great but you can't eat it for very long. Maybe you're in a business where references don't matter, I dunno man. You do you I guess.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2018 10:54 PM (y87Qq)

213 Newsletter details if you please sir.


*****


Link in nick.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 13, 2018 10:54 PM (fYyCT)

214 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 13, 2018 10:49 PM (LsBY9)

Our 12 year old sibling Irish setters have taken a turn for the worse this past week. Earlier today I thought I needed both of them put down.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 13, 2018 10:54 PM (Ss+Em)

215 No RBG here yet... I'm not sure where I am, but I don't smell too good that's for sure.

Posted by: John McCain at September 13, 2018 10:54 PM (ismre)

216 Doctor Who has been shit for sone time,goid video if you are interested.

https://youtu.be/7ZaBIfJmrgE

Posted by: steevy at September 13, 2018 10:54 PM (mCMQ5)

217 Chi-Town Jerry - Some breeders will take their pups back if the owner can't keep them for some reason. Also, look online for breed rescues in your area. They may be able to assist you with placement. Also contact your vet and see if you can post pictures and info at their office. I wish you both the best.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 13, 2018 10:54 PM (lwiT4)

218 Insom, that's a major reason I wrote it, for cathartic purposes.

Believe you me, there's stuff I've wanted to write to people through the years that would get me locked up in Gitmo.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:55 PM (feaxc)

219 So I had to bag his stiff body, drive Sarge to the vet to have him put down, came back to pick up Ilya and take both to the crematorium.

Rough day.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 13, 2018 10:49 PM (LsBY9)

Prayers.

No words here.

Posted by: golfman at September 13, 2018 10:55 PM (rhXTS)

220 Steve, were any of the issues you brought up in your theoretical email ever brought up and adressed with HR during your time there?

If so, I have suggestions for rewording. If not, you are aiming at your foot and about to pull the trigger.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 13, 2018 10:55 PM (I16G8)

221 QDP, don't send that letter
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie


I tend to agree. If the workplace is that bad, just very politely and professionally resign and leave.

If people ask why, just tell them..."It's time for a change for me".

Who knows? Someday they may ask you to come back.


God knows I have wanted to write up a "burn the bridge...burn the river" resignation letter at times.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at September 13, 2018 10:55 PM (S6Pax)

222 hogmartin, no it's the legal industry. Refs do matter. Thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:55 PM (feaxc)

223 No RBG here yet... I'm not sure where I am, but I don't smell too good that's for sure.

Posted by: John McCain


You're in the Barrel ?

Posted by: JT at September 13, 2018 10:56 PM (icuj/)

224
The other time was when we let go of Fred and Silver on the same day. Her Majesty was with me then.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 13, 2018 10:56 PM (LsBY9)

225 Calm Mentor, no they weren't brought up that way, because the firm is *tiny.*

I have *one* remaining coworker on my own level, Jessica (my paralegal boss), and her boss (the lead attorney that the letter is addressed to).

That's it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:56 PM (feaxc)

226 qdpsteve,

Drop everything after the first paragraph.

Give at least a week's notice if you can possibly stand it.

Posted by: cfo mom at September 13, 2018 10:56 PM (RfzVr)

227 MisHum, That is a real heartbreaker.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 13, 2018 10:56 PM (lsT7+)

228 Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 13, 2018 10:52 PM (438dO)


There are specific breed rescues that do an awesome job of rehousing a pet

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 13, 2018 10:56 PM (Ss+Em)

229 wtf is wrong with wisconsin?



Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 13, 2018 10:39 PM (KP5rU)

We're getting better. Walker, then Trump, hopefully more to come.

Posted by: davidt at September 13, 2018 10:57 PM (DZOpY)

230
Link in my nick. Bookmark the site, tell your friends. Or not, your choice.


https://muldoonlimericks.blogspot.com
Posted by: Muldoon


Wait, when the fuck did this start?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 13, 2018 10:57 PM (c07y/)

231 September 11 is also the anniversary of the battle of Brandywine in 1777. It was one of the largest land engagements of the American Revolution. It wasn't one of General Washington's better days, as his troops were outflanked and routed by the British.

To make a long story short, a couple weeks later the British occupied Philadelphia, the Continental Congress fled, and the Continental Army retired to Valley Forge to spend the winter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Brandywine

Posted by: rickl at September 13, 2018 10:58 PM (sdi6R)

232 Thinking if I sent the letter with just the first paragraph and the last
paragraph (everything else cut out), I'd be okay. Maybe not.


Send a perfectly ordinary hardcopy letter, but with an encoded message if you read everything in, say, the fifth column.

Posted by: monospace font at September 13, 2018 10:58 PM (++cZF)

233 Revised letter
*****
Hi [lead attorney/firm owner]. Apologies, but this email is to submit my resignation from the firm, effective immediately. Please mail my final paycheck(s) to my address, which you should have on file. Overall I appreciate my just under 13 months with [last name of lead attorney] Family Law.

I write in the hope I can leave on good terms with you. Take care and continued good fortune with the practice as it appears to continue a great growth trajectory. If you have any questions or wish to discuss any of this further with me, feel free to call at your convenience at [qdpsteve's phone number], or you can email me back here at [qdpsteve's email addy].

Best regards,

[qdpsteve's real name]

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:58 PM (feaxc)

234 it's the legal industry. Refs do matter.



Oh. Then you might just want to say you've come into an inheritance and wish to redistribute your position to the needy.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 13, 2018 10:58 PM (lwiT4)

235 Our dog-- aussie shep/german shep mix-- is 12 (or 13 maybe...she's a rescue of uncertain birthdate) and is slowly winding down.



She doesn't RUN any more. Walks very slowly up or down stairs. Needs softer food and glucosamine supplement for her stiff joints.



She still loves to bark at squirrels and will walk toward, but not chase teh wild bunnies. (Kinda glad she doesn't catch them anymore-- the carnage was... unsettling...)



God love her, she's been soooo good.


THE. BEST. DOG. EVER!!!

She's had a few minor issues lately and no sign of any serious problems yet, but we know her days are numbered.


At the end, though, we'll be there if we can.



Certainly, if it gets to the point of "putting her to sleep" hubby and I will both be there with her.


Final act of love, indeed.


Dummy stoopid critters.

Posted by: JQ at September 13, 2018 10:58 PM (zMzA6)

236 Shocker!
#Communists of a feather, flock together!

Senior Google scientist resigns over "forfeiture of our values" in China
https://interc.pt/2Ms5rUP

Jack Poulson, a senior research scientist at Google, has quit the company in protest over the tech titan's development of a censored search engine for China, claiming it represents a "forfeiture of our values."

Posted by: Trigger Warning at September 13, 2018 10:59 PM (kO+z3)

237 CFO Mom, thanks! Good ideas.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:59 PM (feaxc)

238 There are specific breed rescues that do an awesome job of rehousing a pet
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 13, 2018 10:56 PM (Ss+Em)


I choose to believe this is in response to #81 and Chi-Town Jerry has a big sad-eyed Polish Winged Hussar that's already got his scent on it and now the mother won't take it back.

But not to worry! There are Polish Winged Hussar rescues.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2018 10:59 PM (y87Qq)

239
We're getting better. Walker, then Trump, hopefully more to come.
Posted by: davidt at September 13, 2018 10:57 PM (DZOpY)

Yep. We're not Texas Red, but we certainly are not Cali or New York or CT Blue either.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vsuburbanite at September 13, 2018 10:59 PM (d6Ksn)

240 Funny thing, these pets are. I have some that you knew they wanted to be buried and others that could never stand that thought.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 13, 2018 10:59 PM (lsT7+)

241 qdpsteve, don't burn any bridges until you are way beyond across them.

Posted by: davidt at September 13, 2018 11:00 PM (DZOpY)

242 I don't know how many people think I deserve it, but even though I didn't get the promotion, my raise was made official on Wednesday.

I don't think I deserve it. If the world is a Meritocracy, then a White person should have been given my raise instead.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 11:00 PM (jlHSA)

243 davidt, thanks. That's better than my usual SOP: burn bridges while I'm standing in the middle of them... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:00 PM (feaxc)

244 Wait, when the fuck did this start?


********


Just this past Monday. I've got several hundred lightly used ones and there will be original limericks mixed in so it should be sustainable at least for a while. It will take it a while to build up some content, but I thought it might be a nice quick-click site for an occasional or daily chuckle.

I hope folks enjoy it.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 13, 2018 11:00 PM (fYyCT)

245 hogmartin, no it's the legal industry. Refs do matter. Thanks.
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:55 PM (feaxc)


I'd go with Futurama references then. Not too obscure, but not to played-out.

Zoidberg is a goldmine.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2018 11:01 PM (y87Qq)

246 I admit that first letter of mine isn't burning the bridge, it's nuking it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:01 PM (feaxc)

247 Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 10:58 PM (feaxc)

Much better.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vsuburbanite at September 13, 2018 11:01 PM (d6Ksn)

248 hogmartin, Zack Brannigan is a personal friend of mine...

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:01 PM (feaxc)

249 Jack Poulson is seriously big-cheese for Google. I would not be surprised if there are other defections in the near future.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 13, 2018 11:02 PM (2K6fY)

250 Donna, thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:02 PM (feaxc)

251 Was in Germany when my dad called as he had to put down my German Shepard I had from a puppy. Dog went everywhere with me till I went in the army. Sat in the barracks by myself and cried. Dog saved my life one night from my stoned out brother attacking me. Hardest was not being there for him.

Posted by: morigu at September 13, 2018 11:02 PM (Eu98u)

252 Qdp, Drop the immediately language and offer transition help.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 13, 2018 11:02 PM (PUmDY)

253
I don't know how many people think I deserve it, but even though I didn't get the promotion, my raise was made official on Wednesday.

*fanfares!*

Congratulations!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 13, 2018 11:02 PM (LsBY9)

254 Always best to have the next job in hand before quitting the current one.

Posted by: davidt at September 13, 2018 11:02 PM (DZOpY)

255 Zack Brannigan? Zapp Brannigan.
Geez I'm bad with names sometimes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:02 PM (feaxc)

256 Good night, horde, and thanks to all of you for your kind words.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vsuburbanite at September 13, 2018 11:02 PM (d6Ksn)

257 Welp, I better get Rev in bed. He's snoring in front of Thursday Night Football. Ravens and Bengals? Seriously?


I shouldn't complain. He bought me new shoes today. So ....

'Night Horde! May angels guard you as you sleep.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 13, 2018 11:02 PM (lwiT4)

258 Cosmic, hmmm, thanks

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:02 PM (feaxc)

259 One of the great mysteries of life is how some of the shittiest people keep their positions with employers, but they do, and there's usually some reason, rational or irrational, for it. There's a reason your nasty supervisor is still there while others have quit because of her. You flame that person on the way out, especially in a small office, you are by extension flaming the person who thinks she's great and keeps her there.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2018 11:03 PM (NWiLs)

260 Good night, Donna and grammie.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2018 11:03 PM (y87Qq)

261 259 One of the great mysteries of life is how some of the shittiest people keep their positions with employers, but they do, and there's usually some reason, rational or irrational, for it. There's a reason your nasty supervisor is still there while others have quit because of her. You flame that person on the way out, especially in a small office, you are by extension flaming the person who thinks she's great and keeps her there.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2018 11:03 PM (NWiLs)

It's not a mystery.

You just suck at playing the game.

A lot of us suck at playing the game.

I suck at playing the game.

Most decent people recoil at the very idea of playing the game.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 11:04 PM (jlHSA)

262 what's with the mandella sign guy working the hurricane in n.c? damn, don't most people have closed caption tv's?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 13, 2018 11:04 PM (KP5rU)

263 Insomniac, Jessica is there because she's been there for five-plus years, the firm has always been tiny, and it's just now growing larger.

She's close friends with the lead attorney so I'm sure she can't ever get fired, no matter how many employees she sends running screaming crying out into the night because of her shitty supervisory demeanor.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:04 PM (feaxc)

264 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Brandywine
Posted by: rickl
---
Hurrah for Brandywine
Hurrah for BrandywineSomeone in the crowd's shouting:
Hurrah for Brandywine
Eins, zwei, drei, vier
Everybody drink a beer!
Brandywine, that's us!

http://www.bhasd.org

Ah, memories of home.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 13, 2018 11:05 PM (9rIkM)

265 I don't know how many people think I deserve it, but even though I didn't get the promotion, my raise was made official on Wednesday.

Congratulations. My advice is to budget as before and just sock the raise straight into savings. I'm also notoriously bad at following my own advice. But it's something to keep in mind, at least.

I don't think I deserve it. If the world is a Meritocracy, then a White person should have been given my raise instead.
Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 11:00 PM (jlHSA)


This is demonstrably not true. Please don't be like this.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2018 11:05 PM (y87Qq)

266 qdpsteve ... upon leaving a job due to a supervisor I absolutely loathed, my approach was slightly different. At the end of the last shift I intended to work there I placed a cheap 8-track player with a tape installed and a note affixed.

The note simply said "Play this tape."

The tape was Johnny Paycheck's song, "Take this job and shove it."

I caution you, however, to burn (dynamite, bulldoze) your bridges carefully. When I did the above I already had a job in the neighboring state with and old-time good buddy who knew me well. Seven months later my old boss finally found out where I was and sent a blistering letter in an effort to get me fired. My buddy showed it to me, said "Don't need to ask, sounds just like you. I figure the asshole deserved it."

It's nice to have back up.

Posted by: Lurking Cynic at September 13, 2018 11:05 PM (Tu7pI)

267 Lurking Cynic, LOL and thanks. Good points.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:06 PM (feaxc)

268 242 I don't know how many people think I deserve it, but even though I didn't get the promotion, my raise was made official on Wednesday.

I don't think I deserve it. If the world is a Meritocracy, then a White person should have been given my raise instead.
Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 11:00 PM (jlHSA)

I can't believe I'm the one saying this but quit worrying about it and enjoy the fact you got a raise.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2018 11:06 PM (NWiLs)

269 Fuck Jessica! Literally.

Posted by: your neighbor at September 13, 2018 11:06 PM (6OoFY)

270 Susan Lucci at 71:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6164823

Wow.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at S




so who are you outside of this place grandpa munster?

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 13, 2018 11:06 PM (MTjB1)

271 265 This is demonstrably not true. Please don't be like this.
Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2018 11:05 PM (y87Qq)

Yeah, but I feel like I have to.

How else am I going to prove I'm not on the side of Al Sharpton, Eric Holder, and Barack Obama?

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 11:07 PM (jlHSA)

272 >>Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:02 PM (feaxc)


Yo Steve - I finally bumbed into that Buckingham Solo LP last night.

'Law and Order'.

Posted by: garrett at September 13, 2018 11:07 PM (AkSKU)

273 @233 qdpsteve-Do you think they'd give you a good reference? It's close to the holidays and I'm sure there will be office parties, try to hold out til' then, especially for Christmas. Go there hit on dudes wives, ask female co worker with husband or date, who's this fag. Get drunk, throw up on their shoes. Do something memorable.

Posted by: JROD at September 13, 2018 11:07 PM (d2Mzg)

274 Did Trump get blamed for the gas explosions in Massachusetts yet?

Posted by: steevy at September 13, 2018 11:07 PM (mCMQ5)

275
Also, on the way out the door leave a pound of shrimp in the back of a file cabinet.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 13, 2018 11:07 PM (LsBY9)

276 qdp.....that last bit of advice from MisHum..... that's the Gold.

I mean that.

The *only* person that'd be burned by your original letter, is you.

And I, along with everyone else 'round here, don't want that to happen to you, on you, for you or at you.

The way the economy is clickin', it should also be filtering over to the legal field in all areas. I expect your next job search to be much more fruitful than the previous.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 13, 2018 11:07 PM (QzJWU)

277 >> so who are you outside of this place grandpa munster?

You're pretty young, aren't ya sonny boy?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at September 13, 2018 11:07 PM (8O3HH)

278 I have a cat named Mikey who had a serious blockage of the urinary tract. The vet told me it would cost $2000 for surgery to correct the problem, or else he would die. I could not afford the surgery, so I told the vet to let me spend a few minutes with him before putting him to sleep. That was one of the saddest moments I can remember.

But I couldn't go through with it. I took out a bank loan and paid for the surgery. That was five years ago, and I've never regretted it. He's a happy fellow now, sitting on the sofa with me as I write this.

Posted by: Toad-O at September 13, 2018 11:08 PM (cct0t)

279 263 Insomniac, Jessica is there because she's been there for five-plus years, the firm has always been tiny, and it's just now growing larger.

She's close friends with the lead attorney so I'm sure she can't ever get fired, no matter how many employees she sends running screaming crying out into the night because of her shitty supervisory demeanor.
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:04 PM (feaxc)

Well, there it is. You send the letter as currently written you're telling the lead attorney that he/she is a lousy manager, a bad judge of character, and his/her friend is a cvnt. That won't play in Peoria.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2018 11:08 PM (NWiLs)

280 your neighbor, actually her husband is... I kid you not...

an illegal Mexican immigrant. No, that's not a joke. It's true.

He was a major trainer for Chipotle, too. Then he had to quit when they wanted to promote him, because his Social Security number is... not really his.

Now he does on-site auto repair work for numerous individual customers and companies.

He's also trying to go legal, but is having major difficulties, which Jessica (when she's in a friendlier mood) has talked to me about.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:08 PM (feaxc)

281 QDPsteve- it's good u got that off your chest but don't send it. In this age of social media your letter will show up on FB or twitter or maybe get its own blog. They won't conceal your name either. In case you haven't figured it out, Jessica is boinking a decision maker at the firm.

Posted by: kallisto at September 13, 2018 11:08 PM (tFdF9)

282 Dad put me on his lap and told me that mom had run over my first cat on the first day of third grade. He let me cry, visit the grave he'd already dug for him, and immediately started calling in favors to get me not one but two new cats. It was pretty easy to forgive my mom, since she was heartbroken and had run over Midnight because she was still adjusting to her night shift. But my parents were good about my cats, especially since my three siblings were allergic (they stayed in the garage with a warmer for the water and a bed).


It's pretty easy to see where Pookette got her Daddy's Wrapped Around My Finger genes.

Posted by: pookysgirl at September 13, 2018 11:09 PM (XKZwp)

283 He bought me new shoes today. So ....

'Night Horde! May angels guard you as you sleep.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 13, 2018 11:02 PM (lwiT4)

Hope they weren't Nikes.

Lord knows we need the prayers here in SE NC. Thanks.

Posted by: golfman at September 13, 2018 11:09 PM (rhXTS)

284
I don't think I deserve it. If the world is a Meritocracy, then a White person should have been given my raise instead.
Posted by: Hikaru


No conservative should think in terms of race. It's a poor metric and one bound to mislead.

Don't second-guess yourself for any reason. Just stick and roll. You earned it.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 13, 2018 11:09 PM (c07y/)

285 Don't quit! Play the long game and sabotage, Jessica. Be more Ruthless than she is. She makes your life miserable, make hers 10 times as miserable.

Posted by: your neighbor at September 13, 2018 11:09 PM (6OoFY)

286 268 I can't believe I'm the one saying this but quit worrying about it and enjoy the fact you got a raise.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2018 11:06 PM (NWiLs)

Yeah. It's weird.

I feel like it's wrong that Uncle Palp isn't here to call me a Fritz and tell me that I deserve a Polonium Tea courtesy of God-King Putin, The Body-Count-Gangster.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 11:09 PM (jlHSA)

287 ((Hikaru))

Posted by: willow at September 13, 2018 11:10 PM (dPd5y)

288 Dave: you probably made the most sense in years.

Posted by: jakee308 at September 13, 2018 11:10 PM (uin19)

289 About that chart....it doesn't say squat about rural counties where only one insurance company hasn't pulled out. It's just a teeny tiny bit more expensive in those places.

Posted by: Neil deGrasse It's not rape if I'm wearing the dress Tyson at September 13, 2018 11:10 PM (1L9V9)

290 Thanks for that history lesson, WeirdDave. I'll have to study the whole Crusaders vs. evil Muslims history some time when I retire. Fascinating -- had no idea September 11 was symbolic in those ways.

Posted by: ShainS -- Ace Spectrum Survivor at September 13, 2018 11:11 PM (WqPYg)

291 garrett, give it a spin and tele whatcha think! :-)

Hadrian, LOL! I may actually do that. Lots of cabinets around.

Jim and Insom, true and good advice, thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:11 PM (feaxc)

292 Way better version there qdpsteve. Enjoy the cathartic letter privately, send your revised version. Still try to give them a week's notice if you can. You went home sick today, so maybe "stay sick" tomorrow and then after the weekend you'll be able to make it through a week or two since you know there's not much they can do to someone who already quit.

Posted by: cfo mom at September 13, 2018 11:11 PM (RfzVr)

293 Stay classy leftists!
The #Communist Left hates you and wants you dead!

@Impenitent2A

@foxsports910 Did @CrashGladys just threaten @DLoesch on air? With a shotgun? And said it was just a joke? Because it's so called "thinning the herd Thursday"????
4:26 PM. Sep 13, 2018

Crash Gladys
@CrashGladys

Simmer down. The segment was called 'Thinning the Herd Thursday'...clearly you need to understand jokes on radio.
3:55 PM Sep 13, 2018

Posted by: Trigger Warning at September 13, 2018 11:11 PM (kO+z3)

294 your neighbor, hmmm.

Maybe make a few phone calls to ICE about her husband? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:11 PM (feaxc)

295 290 Thanks for that history lesson, WeirdDave. I'll have to study the whole Crusaders vs. evil Muslims history some time when I retire. Fascinating -- had no idea September 11 was symbolic in those ways.
Posted by: ShainS -- Ace Spectrum Survivor at September 13, 2018 11:11 PM (WqPYg)

I'm not even sure about Muslims anymore.

Muslims are more "Alpha Chad" these days than most Christians.

And Alpha Chads deserve to win, right?

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 11:12 PM (jlHSA)

296 qdpsteve: Your resignation letter is one of the biggest reasons I left my last job to open my own bookstore. I worked in the fast food field as everything from a waitress up to the manager. After my twins were in first grade and I could go back to work full time because I wouldn't end the week in hock to the day care center, I got a job in a chain bookstore -- the perfect place to learn how not to sell books. I went from part time to assistant manager, then stepped down to part time peon again. When I quit, I swore I would never again work where doing my job depended on someone else doing theirs properly. I was sick to death of being told that if field personnel would simply do what Home Office told us to do, everything would be just hunky dory. (Never mind that 95% of HO personnel had never interacted with a single customer in their entire lives.) And I was really and truly sick of the eternal politicking. The district manager was totally infatuated with two of her managers. The rest of her stores were just not good enough under any circumstances. Once, my manager was trying to tell our regional director about something nifty I had done to promote our store, and the district manager broke in to tell the RD what a great thing one of her pet managers had done, literally and figuratively pushing me out of sight.

All of that was just the long way of telling you how much I sympathize with your situation. I'm guessing HR and the attorneys know what's happening, but this gal is being protected by someone high on the company food chain. I hope you can find another job with a different company as soon as possible.

Good luck.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at September 13, 2018 11:12 PM (ZtE5B)

297 You're pretty young, aren't ya sonny boy?
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at S



young enough but willing to entertain fucking just about any lady but yeesh. similar to barbara eden slipping her jeannie costume on at 80 or whatever.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 13, 2018 11:12 PM (MTjB1)

298 CFO Mom, thanks and good advice.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:12 PM (feaxc)

299 qdpsteve,

I tend to think you should give some notice you are leaving - two weeks is the norm. (Obviously this assumes you can stay sane that long.)
It might give you the opportunity to have a 'come to Jesus' moment with the boss (not your biotch supervisor) in private, where you can explain your environment. The fact that others are leaving, apparently because of her, should be noticed by the boss. Your notice might be the straw that breaks the camel's back and forces the boss to deal with the root issue.
The key is to try and remain positive while explaining that you are performing your job well, but the unreasonable, uncivil behavior is the problem.
It's tough, but try to be a mallard (let the water roll off your back!), and vent with the Horde, rather than toss grenades at any bridges.
Good luck!


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at September 13, 2018 11:12 PM (E1IuB)

300 Captain Sabin, thanks!

Jessica is protected... by the lead attorney. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:13 PM (feaxc)

301 For Lords Sake, don't send the letter.

Posted by: your neighbor at September 13, 2018 11:13 PM (6OoFY)

302 Deplorable Ian, hmmm, I did not think of that. Thanks! That sounds tempting to try...

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:13 PM (feaxc)

303 also steve - just start looking for another job. If they fire you at least you'll get unemployment. If they do fire you do NOT sign anything admitting any kind of wrongdoing whatsoever.

Posted by: kallisto at September 13, 2018 11:13 PM (tFdF9)

304 On the bottom of my receipt from eating out tonight this sentence was added:



"Today's menu was made possible by immigrants."


I'm still trying to figure that one out.

I've got a couple thoughts, but will hang up and listen to your answer off the air.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 13, 2018 11:14 PM (fYyCT)

305 That won't play in Peoria.

And it won't pee in Playoria.

Posted by: JT at September 13, 2018 11:14 PM (icuj/)

306 How to vent in the social media age w/o burning bridges? I have composed some spleen venting email drafts (or sent emails to myself at the junk addy) and some draft blog posts with post dates several months in the future for things that I feel I cannot anonymize sufficiently. If I were higher profile I suppose I would have to put pen to paper and then shred or burn it but as a nobody, no one in Silicone Valley is stalking my non-public internet bits.

Posted by: paleRider at September 13, 2018 11:14 PM (eASYU)

307 294 your neighbor, hmmm.

Maybe make a few phone calls to ICE about her husband? ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:11 PM (feaxc)

Yes!!!!

Posted by: your neighbor at September 13, 2018 11:15 PM (6OoFY)

308 Every time I see Donna's posts I think of Dion, and it makes me happy.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 13, 2018 11:15 PM (PUmDY)

309 kallisto, didn't think about that, thanks.

I was told by a previous former coworker, they will NOT hire me, because this lead attorney does NOT want to pay unemployment bennies.

Still, I don't see why she couldn't just reduce my hours down to a half hour a month or something like that and "make me quit."

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:15 PM (feaxc)

310 or Lords Sake, don't send the letter.
Posted by: your neighbor at September



not until you put your skid mark on to make it personalized.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 13, 2018 11:15 PM (MTjB1)

311 oops... that they will not *fire* me. Interestingly enough.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:15 PM (feaxc)

312 steve, i worked in management for a long time. letters of that type were used for amusement and carreer stifling means by certain people of power. never, ever, put shit like that in writing and release it. it's not paranoia, it's truth.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 13, 2018 11:16 PM (KP5rU)

313 kallisto, thanks for that too.

I've already taken one look-see in Craigslist...

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:16 PM (feaxc)

314 chavez, I can imagine. Thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:17 PM (feaxc)

315 "I write in the hope I can leave on good terms with you. Take care and
continued good fortune with the practice as it appears to continue a
great growth trajectory."

Might be better written:

"The opportunity to work for your firm has re-enforced my understanding of my career goals; my experience and skills earned here have provided me with insight as to what is possible. I trust that I have contributed as much to your firm as I have taken away. I wish you good fortune with the practice as it appears to continue a great growth trajectory."

Since "hope" in business is a four-letter word.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 13, 2018 11:17 PM (2K6fY)

316 I was "gifted" with a cat once. Oh he was friendly enough but not a lap cat. Used to carry him around on my neck and he liked that. He pretty much came and went as he wished.

Then one day they came and told me he was lying in the middle of the street and might be dead. Went out there and he was basically in one piece but had taken a big hit to his head.

I scooped him up and took him to the vet and he stayed over night and got sewn up. I forget what the bill was but this was 40 years ago. Still more than I could afford.

Got him back and ever after, he would climb into bed with me and sit on my chest purring to beat the band.

I think he finally realized who really cared and appreciated it.

Posted by: jakee308 at September 13, 2018 11:17 PM (uin19)

317 Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at September 13, 2018 11:12 PM (E1IuB)

And....I just read that your supervisor might have an in with the boss....that makes things different. Probably less likely she will be fixed.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at September 13, 2018 11:18 PM (E1IuB)

318 Kindltot, thanks, I may steal that :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:18 PM (feaxc)

319 I've already taken one look-see in Craigslist...
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:16 PM (feaxc)


If you see an ad there for a used mattress that goes a little too far playing up how nobody has ever died on the mattress, you should probably not buy the mattress.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2018 11:18 PM (y87Qq)

320 278 I have a cat named Mikey who had a serious blockage of the urinary tract. The vet told me it would cost $2000 for surgery to correct the problem, or else he would die. I could not afford the surgery, so I told the vet to let me spend a few minutes with him before putting him to sleep. That was one of the saddest moments I can remember.

But I couldn't go through with it. I took out a bank loan and paid for the surgery. That was five years ago, and I've never regretted it. He's a happy fellow now, sitting on the sofa with me as I write this.
Posted by: Toad-O at September 13, 2018 11:08 PM (cct0t)


Awesome, Toad-O!

Posted by: rickl at September 13, 2018 11:19 PM (sdi6R)

321 304 On the bottom of my receipt from eating out tonight this sentence was added:



"Today's menu was made possible by immigrants."


I'm still trying to figure that one out.

I've got a couple thoughts, but will hang up and listen to your answer off the air.
Posted by: Muldoon at September 13, 2018 11:14 PM (fYyCT)

You know, I don't want to open up a can of worms, but here it is.

Where I live, the whole "Diversity is Our Strength" thing is clear as glass.

And they mean it as "As long as you're not a Dindu".

And in their eyes, I'm a Dindu.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 11:19 PM (jlHSA)

322 Don't forget, Vlad piked a shitload of them 220 years earlier and is still considered a savior of Northern Europe. A few good men at the right time to oppose the Ottomans.

Posted by: DBCooper at September 13, 2018 11:19 PM (pUzbW)

323 hogmartin, with my luck I'd find someone dead in it :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:19 PM (feaxc)

324 And....I just read that your supervisor might have an in with the boss....that makes things different. Probably less likely she will be fixed.
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at September 13, 2018 11:18 PM (E1IuB)


*pouts*

Posted by: Bob Barker at September 13, 2018 11:20 PM (y87Qq)

325 @216 The only Doctor Who that was any good was Tom Baker. David Tennant was OK but he went out like a whiney little baby.

The rest of it has been unwatchable.

Have you ever seen a show that kills so many and yet has a moralizing superiority that "at least the Doctor won't use a gun".
I calculate over a 100 billion lives would have been saved if the mf'er had just shot one bad guy!

Posted by: Trigger Warning at September 13, 2018 11:20 PM (kO+z3)

326 Verizon's rolling out it's "sorta kinda" 5g network at the start of next month. It'll be for home internet only, with the mobile service coming later. And it's rolling out in four cities. One of them is Los Angeles.

Well, since I live in LA County - i.e. part of the LA metropolitan area - and my current internet service sucks, I decided to go ahead and enter my address. No luck for me, though. And that, of course, leaves the obvious question. Namely, just which parts of Los Angeles are getting the service at the roll out? Unfortunately, these days it seems like companies are loathe to let customers have easy access to service maps so that you can find out which companies provide internet service in a given area. Instead, you're forced to go to the individual sites, enter your address, and hope for the best.

You would think that providing coverage maps would be a no brainer. But apparently that's not the case.
Posted by: junior

TMobile is also rolling out a 600Mhz LTE service (chn 71) which should have significantly larger footprints. Giving less populated areas access to higher speeds. I think that is going to be more important in the market than 5G for a while.

Posted by: Jean at September 13, 2018 11:20 PM (j0Mw7)

327 One thing I keep telling myself:

If I stay in this job... if they let me stay...

Jessica will NOT change. It just doesn't look possible from my POV.

That's why I think it's time to quit. I just don't want to deal with it anymore, and I don't want to live in false hope anymore either.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:21 PM (feaxc)

328 losing a pet...day-um. I was adopted by an old stray beagle, wouldn't take no for an answer. The day he died, I laid him down in the grass and laid down next to him, sang some lullabies I'd, uhm, re-worded, stroked his head, and he faded away.

I wasn't right for a week, but i'll be damned if I let him die alone.

Dusty in here.

Posted by: Gooshy at September 13, 2018 11:21 PM (XFKb9)

329 325 @216 The only Doctor Who that was any good was Tom Baker. David Tennant was OK but he went out like a whiney little baby.

The rest of it has been unwatchable.

Have you ever seen a show that kills so many and yet has a moralizing superiority that "at least the Doctor won't use a gun".
I calculate over a 100 billion lives would have been saved if the mf'er had just shot one bad guy!
Posted by: Trigger Warning at September 13, 2018 11:20 PM (kO+z3)

But a friend of mine had art done of me drawn as Captain Jack Harkness...

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 11:22 PM (jlHSA)

330 I had a kid write a resignation letter like that once. Letter was three times longer than his job description. Later applied for a job requiring Top Secret clearance. FBI suit shows up and I handed him his resignation letter. Guy shook his head and walked out. No top Secret for you..

Posted by: DBCooper at September 13, 2018 11:22 PM (pUzbW)

331 Who is Jessica?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 13, 2018 11:24 PM (PUmDY)

332 I'm not saying we should panic yet, but it might not hurt to go walk around outside shaking a jar of Purina brand Adriane treats just in case.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2018 11:26 PM (y87Qq)

333 The Poles and Russians have made some great movies about 1683 and the Polish king's charge to glory. But no one in Hollywood really cared back in the day, and now they won't care at all. Not that the movie wouldn't make money though...

Posted by: exdem13 at September 13, 2018 11:26 PM (W+kMI)

334 Who is Jessica?



******

A rabbit who is not bad, just drawn that way.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 13, 2018 11:26 PM (fYyCT)

335 I just put together an official 'draft' copy of the resig letter.

It's pretty short and anything/everything about Jessica is cut out.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:27 PM (feaxc)

336 @329 A Doctor Who character who isn't a hypocrite!

Captain Jack on the shooting range https://youtu.be/LbadnFovhPc

Posted by: Trigger Warning at September 13, 2018 11:27 PM (kO+z3)

337 Who is Jessica?

She has a long mustache

Posted by: JT at September 13, 2018 11:27 PM (icuj/)

338 334 A rabbit who is not bad, just drawn that way.
Posted by: Muldoon at September 13, 2018 11:26 PM (fYyCT)

Well, a drawn human who identified as a rabbit.

Palp would make her dig the ditches before shooting her in the back of the head.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 11:27 PM (jlHSA)

339 Youtube has flagged 'Physical Removal' as offensive. You can still view the video, but I'm pretty sure your IP goes on a list of known subversives if you do.

Posted by: Grand Lee Cooper at September 13, 2018 11:27 PM (I9Sw7)

340 Cosmic, my Jessica is my paralegal boss with whom I can no longer abide.

I wish I could say she was drawn like Ms. Rabbit, but I'd say my Jessica is a lot closer to Peppermint Patty in looks and disposition.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:28 PM (feaxc)

341 That anecdote about the KY National Guardsman taking on the Jihadis with his .45 made my day. It is so rare today that a positive stereotype is upheld so well. Hollywood should make a movie about that guy.

Posted by: exdem13 at September 13, 2018 11:28 PM (W+kMI)

342 qdp: 2nd letter much better but I still wouldn't leave. She's threatened by you that's why she's running you out.

Posted by: kallisto at September 13, 2018 11:29 PM (tFdF9)

343 I wouldn't say Cpt Harkness wasn't a hypocrite. But he would use a gun.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 13, 2018 11:29 PM (2K6fY)

344 Left a company that went to shit after being acquired by a big stoopid corporation. In the resignation letter I just said that working for (company name before acquisition) was the best job I ever had.

They didn't like it, but definitely worth it.

Posted by: Neil deGrasse It's not rape if I'm wearing the dress Tyson at September 13, 2018 11:29 PM (1L9V9)

345 kallisto, thanks and thanks.

I admit I personally suspect she's trying to *make* me quit sometimes, given her boss has an apparent aversion to firing anyone.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:29 PM (feaxc)

346 grammie winger Mis Hum - Thanks! I have already done some searches in that regard.
The breeder is not interested in taking her back, but suggested I use the same service where we found her.. PuppyFind.com (I believe).
Our vet has offered to list her on their Facebook page as well.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 13, 2018 11:30 PM (438dO)

347 A rabbit who is not bad, just drawn that way.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 13, 2018 11:26 PM (fYyCT)

Truly a hive mind have we.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at September 13, 2018 11:31 PM (E1IuB)

348 Here's my draft resignation letter:

*****
Hi (lead attorney first name). Apologies, but this email is to submit my resignation from the firm, effective immediately. Please mail my final paycheck(s) to my address, which you should have on file.

I appreciate my just under 13 months with (your firm). It has taught me a lot. I also write in the hope that even though I'm leaving immediately, I can still do so on good terms. Take care and continued good fortune with the practice as it appears to continue a great growth trajectory.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss any of this further with me, feel free to call at your convenience at (my phone), or you can email me back here at (my email).

Best regards,

God and COBS look out for Morons

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:31 PM (feaxc)

349 Don't burn any bridges. You need a decent reference for the next job. Take the weekend to cool off. Sign up for an employment agency, temp can always work into full time.

If you must send the letter, tweek the 1st and last pp and just let it go. Stick the letter you wrote in the back of your own file cabinet till you can shred it.

Just my 1/2 cent.

Posted by: Infidel at September 13, 2018 11:32 PM (PhT3S)

350 Sounds bad. She doesn't sound like Kathleen Turner?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 13, 2018 11:32 PM (PUmDY)

351 oops. Well at least I only exposed myself.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:32 PM (feaxc)

352 343 I wouldn't say Cpt Harkness wasn't a hypocrite. But he would use a gun.
Posted by: Kindltot at September 13, 2018 11:29 PM (2K6fY)

I'm gonna be honest.

If I had Captain Jack's lifespan, I'd probably be all over the map too.

Maybe not in the way that he was, but I wouldn't be afraid of my ancestors the way I am now.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 11:32 PM (jlHSA)

353 Cosmic, she does at least *sound* a bit like Kathleen Turner.

But... *today's* KT. Not Jessica's KT.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:32 PM (feaxc)

354 LMFAO!

Posted by: your neighbor at September 13, 2018 11:33 PM (6OoFY)

355 Infidel, thanks!

I already found out about a nearby temp agency job fair.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:33 PM (feaxc)

356 Actually, qdp......there is one evil option, but are you up to playing the evil role, with conviction?

Quiet one on one with hateful supervisor.

Show her the ICE phone number in your phone's contact list.

And then simply tell her: "this shit is over. you learn to treat me as a professional, conduct yourself as an adult, and cut out the vindictive shit, or as sure as we're sitting here, I'll call this here number and tell them, EVERY thing. we clear on that? good. see you monday."


Then show up Monday, bright, cheerful, sociable, as if nothing had ever happened.

Still, be lookin' for a new job, but I think it'd take the boot offa your neck, quite noticeably.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 13, 2018 11:33 PM (QzJWU)

357 cleanup on 348 -

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at September 13, 2018 11:33 PM (E1IuB)

358
Damn, what a fucking depressing ONT.

Used to be fun here at night, less and less anymore.

(Yeah, yeah. Hot Gas is thata way -------->)

Posted by: Spun & Murky at September 13, 2018 11:34 PM (4DCSq)

359 MisHum, any chance you could redact my name from the bottom of 348? Thanks in advance...

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:34 PM (feaxc)

360 The Japanese H-IIB rocket is getting ready to roll out to the launch pad. It's scheduled for launch at 4:59 pm EDT on Friday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39DLP7boGVA

I have to say, that's one of the most picturesque launch sites in the world.

Posted by: rickl at September 13, 2018 11:34 PM (sdi6R)

361 331 Who is Jessica?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 13, 2018 11:24 PM (PUmDY)

This chick who wants to fuck Steve, but he won't do it so she treats him like shit.

Posted by: your neighbor at September 13, 2018 11:34 PM (6OoFY)

362 322 Don't forget, Vlad piked a shitload of them 220 years earlier and is still considered a savior of Northern Europe. A few good men at the right time to oppose the Ottomans.
====
In 1528 a mercenary force of Landsknecht pikes and Spanish arquebusiers, some of whom had the previous year helped sack Rome and scare the Pope out of his silken britches, marched into Vienna and helped its garrison defend it from the Ottomans the FIRST time! The mercs held the breaches in the walls against all comers, including the previously invincible janissaries. As a sometime landsknecht reenactor, that was a tale I liked telling.

Posted by: exdem13 at September 13, 2018 11:35 PM (W+kMI)

363 It's funny because his name really is Steve.

Posted by: Neil deGrasse It's not rape if I'm wearing the dress Tyson at September 13, 2018 11:35 PM (1L9V9)

364 Jim, LOL and it's tempting. Thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:35 PM (feaxc)

365 358


Damn, what a fucking depressing ONT.



Used to be fun here at night, less and less anymore.


Posted by: Spun Murky at September 13, 2018 11:34 PM (4DCSq)


Cheer up! The Cubs won.
*ducks and runs*


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at September 13, 2018 11:35 PM (E1IuB)

366 your neighbor, er, ah, hmmm... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:36 PM (feaxc)

367 Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at September 13, 2018 11:33 PM (QzJWU)

Yes!

Posted by: your neighbor at September 13, 2018 11:36 PM (6OoFY)

368 Deplorable Ian, thanks

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:36 PM (feaxc)

369 qdp, in Calfornia, you are very likely to receive UI benefits if you apply, even if you voluntarily separate. Being fired is not a requirement.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 13, 2018 11:36 PM (EZebt)

370 This chick who wants to fuck Steve, but he won't do it so she treats him like shit.

Posted by: your neighbor at September 13, 2018 11:34 PM (6OoFY)

LOL.

For certain values of "fuck"....

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at September 13, 2018 11:36 PM (E1IuB)

371 I'm not saying we should panic yet, but it might not hurt to go walk around outside shaking a jar of Purina brand Adriane treats just in case.
Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2018 11:26 PM (y87Qq)

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

Dude. Meatspace life very often happens. I swear. Chill.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 13, 2018 11:37 PM (I16G8)

372 re: 348, don't apologize. Don't put anything personal in it. It is strictly an administrative business matter. Just my 2¢

Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2018 11:37 PM (y87Qq)

373 I'm gonna be honest.



If I had Captain Jack's lifespan, I'd probably be all over the map too.



Maybe not in the way that he was, but I wouldn't be afraid of my ancestors the way I am now.
Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 11:32 PM (jlHSA)


Now, the dodge of selling the key to alien tech that you have placed in a bomb crater where you know it is going to be blown up the following night is pretty damned clever.

Using a .38 Enfield revolver when you could use a .455 Webley, however, is not.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 13, 2018 11:37 PM (2K6fY)

374 hogmartin, hmmm, thanks.

San Franpsycho, I didn't know that, thanks for that as well. I'll give EDD a call...

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:38 PM (feaxc)

375 Of course, if you check out the handle qdpsteve on twitter ... it comes up with , so it is not exactly a huge step to find it.

David

Posted by: David, Russian Internet Dreamer Bot at September 13, 2018 11:38 PM (avSZz)

376 Prayers for those in need of healing, sickness or sorrow, prayers. May God's mercy comfort your heart and fortify your soul. We all need prayers from time to time. God bless you and keep you.

Posted by: colfax mingo at September 13, 2018 11:39 PM (tCvhJ)

377 David, true.

I abandoned my Twitter account after they demanded I delete a note to some asshole SJW.

I should probably figure out how to delete the whole thing.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:39 PM (feaxc)

378 Exdem13
Thanks!
Need to read up on that.

Posted by: DBCooper at September 13, 2018 11:40 PM (pUzbW)

379 Yeah, pixy nuked the "redacted for national security reasons" for reasons known only to itself.

David

Posted by: David, Russian Internet Dreamer Bot at September 13, 2018 11:40 PM (avSZz)

380 Jim- I like that one a lot.

I remember working for a roofing co. in socal in the 80s. The company bid on an elastomeric decking job on a huge apt. complex in Fontana. The hired a half doz. illegals for us to haul up there from Anaheim. We pulled in to a 7-11 for lunch and there was a Forestry truck there. I said to the driver, Oh, shit, immigration! Never seen wetbacks run so fast. We laughed about that for days. Never did see them again.

Posted by: Infidel at September 13, 2018 11:40 PM (PhT3S)

381 Dude. Meatspace life very often happens. I swear. Chill.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 13, 2018 11:37 PM (I16G


I'm just goofing. I'm sure she can find her way home. I just thought it was funny she said she was going to the store as if I know which store, in which state, in which part of the country. I should call the Lansing PD to report a missing person. "Yes, name is Adriane. She's a critic of things. Yep, the store. About five after ten our time. No, I don't know which time zone she's in. The store! She said she was going to the store. That narrows it down, right? How many could there possibly be?"

Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2018 11:41 PM (y87Qq)

382 i have no twitter or facefraud to delete. i'm a paranoid anti-social sumbitch. no fucking baggage. my lawn, step the fuck off.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 13, 2018 11:41 PM (KP5rU)

383 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1040277115667730433

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1040277204167544832

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1040277295137808384

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1040277402327441408

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1040277497605238784

Posted by: kbdabear at September 13, 2018 11:42 PM (0Ntuf)

384 qdp....the "not fired" unemployment comes under a term: Hostile Work Environment.

Consider also: Forced Separation.


Might be you've ample evidence of those. Bit of a high bar, but not impossible.

Personally, I like the evil threat route. Not because evil, but because it's quite likely to work, at least long enough for you to find a better gig.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 13, 2018 11:42 PM (QzJWU)

385 I quit the place where I currently work, over a bitch of a boss named Jessica. And I wrote a letter like that to the owner of the company. He had me come in and we talked about it. He thought she was just inexperienced. A year later, when I found out she was gone, I applied to come back. Been there ever since. But I knew the owner liked my work and would listen to what I had to say.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 13, 2018 11:42 PM (Lqy/e)

386 Used to be fun here at night, less and less anymore.

(Yeah, yeah. Hot Gas is thata way -------->)
Posted by: Spun & Murky




Posted by: yankeefifth at September 13, 2018 11:42 PM (MTjB1)

387 I did write a "fuck you" type of resignation letter once but just for my own cathartic purposes and no intent of turning it in. Let this one be your personal catharsis letter and leave it at that.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2018 10:53 PM (NWiLs)


This, a thousand times over. (See Insomniac, you're not worthless.)

Keep a resignation letter brief and devoid of emotion. You don't want to burn any potential references. qdpsteve, while you may think you are lambasting your immediate supervisor, someone higher up might think you are criticizing them because they failed to see any problems, or even possibly hired the wench. Always remember KISS: Keep it simple, stupid.

Posted by: RickZ at September 13, 2018 11:43 PM (8lsuS)

388 Watching Runaway, 1984 movie with Tom Selleck.
A reporters cameraman gets shot by a robot. I didn't know it was a comedy.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 13, 2018 11:43 PM (0tfLf)

389 More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1040277587979841536

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1040277682041307138

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1040277767349329926

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1040277860366381056

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1040277951512752129

Posted by: kbdabear at September 13, 2018 11:43 PM (0Ntuf)

390 376. thank you colfax

Posted by: kallisto at September 13, 2018 11:43 PM (tFdF9)

391 Has anyone ever studied about how King Richard I (aka Lionheart) was captured by an Austrian prince (was it Leopold?) and held for ransom? The ransom was quite dear.

And then that ransom was used for the walls around Vienna?

Posted by: navybrat, has no evidence that my bathroom scale is accurate at September 13, 2018 11:43 PM (w7KSn)

392 Notsothoreau, hmm, I'd love if it worked out that way for me :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:43 PM (feaxc)

393 On the bottom of my receipt from eating out tonight this sentence was added:
"Today's menu was made possible by immigrants."
I'm still trying to figure that one out. I've got a couple thoughts, but will hang up and listen to your answer off the air.
Posted by: Muldoon at September 13, 2018 11:14 PM


It takes all kinds of critters to make Farmer Vincent's fritters?

Posted by: Chuck C at September 13, 2018 11:43 PM (YTxkQ)

394 steve, you may find mentioning that your supervisor has been especially unpleasant since you gave her the gift of surprise anal will make you much more sympathetic to the owner of the corporation.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 13, 2018 11:43 PM (MTjB1)

395 333 The Poles and Russians have made some great movies about 1683 and the Polish king's charge to glory. But no one in Hollywood really cared back in the day, and now they won't care at all. Not that the movie wouldn't make money though...

Posted by: exdem13 at September 13, 2018 11:26 PM (W+kMI)

If they made it properly these days, it might spark the 10th Crusade by reminding people that, y'know, winning is an option. Strange as that sounds.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 13, 2018 11:43 PM (R9+0K)

396 Jim, didn't think about that, thanks! Good to know with the EDD.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:44 PM (feaxc)

397 Used to be fun here at night, less and less anymore.

(Yeah, yeah. Hot Gas is thata way -------->)
Posted by: Spun & Murky



was funny, now it is where people who contemplate "suck starting a glock" go to confirm their decision.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 13, 2018 11:44 PM (MTjB1)

398 y5, maybe. :-)

The lead attorney is a 40s-ish female divorce attorney who specializes in same-sex split-ups...

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:45 PM (feaxc)

399 My only point is killing is killing. There is no moral superiority in choosing to not use a gun to kill someone and allowing countless innocents to die or having them fall into acid or getting eaten by something.

Posted by: Trigger Warning at September 13, 2018 11:45 PM (kO+z3)

400 steve, you should not make your letter more than one or two sentences.


dear so and so this is to inform you that I am resigning from your corporation effective immediately.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 13, 2018 11:46 PM (MTjB1)

401 397: kind of noticed that. i wouldn't waste any of my ammo on me, that's for sure.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 13, 2018 11:46 PM (KP5rU)

402 120 You hear very little about the German infantry fighting the Turks outside of Vienna. I believe they were pushing the Turks from one line back to the next.
==========
I am not sure what real effect the wings on the winged hussars really had. They sure looked awesome though, which may have been the main thing.

The allied German and Austrian infantry outside the walls were joined by the Polish infantry, and they collectively had a hard day or two of it holding off the various attacks by the sizable portion of the Ottoman army not actually besieging the city. But by the afternoon of 9/11 the Ottoman infantry had withdrawn, and cavalry scouts reported to King Jan that his cavalry had room to ride. A "forlorn hope" was sent in to test the waters, and those men became the heroes of Poland. Their success at penetrating into the enemy ranks encouraged the king, so that he displayed his banners, had the advance sounded, and with his household guard at the vanguard led the great charge into the Ottoman host, routing the Turkish horse who tried to stop them and then chasing them into the infantry who were trying to dress their lines. As the panzerneki medium cavalry, German-style dragoons, and horse-archers joined in, the rout set in, and the Vizier had his tent struck and went to salvage what he could from the debacle.

Posted by: exdem13 at September 13, 2018 11:47 PM (W+kMI)

403 Yeah, but I feel like I have to.

How else am I going to prove I'm not on the side of Al Sharpton, Eric Holder, and Barack Obama?
Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 11:07 PM (jlHSA)

---

Ummm, by being yourself and staying true to your values.

Virtue-signaling is not cool, regardless of who's doing it.

Don't let those losers define you, or make you doubt yourself.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 13, 2018 11:47 PM (QWGds)

404 kind of noticed that. i wouldn't waste any of my ammo on me, that's for sure.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at September




lol. make the cops waste theirs?

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 13, 2018 11:48 PM (MTjB1)

405 Yeah, but I feel like I have to.

How else am I going to prove I'm not on the side of Al Sharpton, Eric Holder, and Barack Obama?
Posted by: Hikaru at September




same way steve proves he is not on the side of david duke, hitler, and gay porn producers. well david duke and hitler.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 13, 2018 11:49 PM (MTjB1)

406 F!cking illegal aliens caused my partner and I to retire early from our 28 year old construction business. We could not out bid assholios that used illegal aliens. Should have burned their houses down, or broke their knee caps with a Louisville Slugger. Being civilised be simply told them they were douche bags full of skanky Hillary pestilence.

Posted by: colfax mingo at September 13, 2018 11:50 PM (tCvhJ)

407 Yeah, but I feel like I have to.

How else am I going to prove I'm not on the side of Al Sharpton, Eric Holder, and Barack Obama?
Posted by: Hikaru at September




you make them prove you are a race baiting, America hating cocksucker. you are innocent until proven guilty.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 13, 2018 11:50 PM (MTjB1)

408 I actually watched the Dr. Who critique video. Turns out one of the first female Dr. Who episodes will be a visit to 1950's America, time of the Jim Crow Laws, where they will meet Rosa Parks. It is being filmed in South Africa, that will stand in for 1950's America.

A Brit sci-fi show will travel to Jim Crow America to explore racism of that time, and will be filmed in South Africa. Think about that one....

Posted by: Lirio100 at September 13, 2018 11:50 PM (JK7Jw)

409 404:nah, i'm not ready to go yet. too many assholes i need to torment yet. fuck em. i'm not letting them win.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 13, 2018 11:50 PM (KP5rU)

410 We'll go right through the Book and break each and every law. I Need a Miracle.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 13, 2018 11:50 PM (PUmDY)

411 376 Prayers for those in need of healing, sickness or sorrow, prayers. May God's mercy comfort your heart and fortify your soul. We all need prayers from time to time. God bless you and keep you.
Posted by: colfax mingo at September 13, 2018 11:39 PM (tCvhJ)

---

Amen.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 13, 2018 11:51 PM (QWGds)

412 Ummm, by being yourself and staying true to your values.

Virtue-signaling is not cool, regardless of who's doing it.

Don't let those losers define you, or make you doubt yourself.
Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress




keep em guessing.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 13, 2018 11:51 PM (MTjB1)

413 I did the immediate resign route. Here's my resignation letter. Thanks for the memories and out the door. Left all my personal stuff. Well sort of.

I already had a job lined on and I had been replacing my personal stuff with non-personal stuff. Stuff like desk nicknacks, postcards on the cube wall. Other things to disguise my departure.

This was a company that would walk you out the door if you gave notice. So no way was I going to let the bastards do that to me.

Choo Choo Motherf*kers.

Posted by: Beartooth at September 13, 2018 11:51 PM (TP072)

414 y5, okay, thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:51 PM (feaxc)

415 *wanders back in and reads*

Qdpsteve, why must you insist on shooting yourself in both feet, your knees, your hands, etc? Don't even think about sending that 'cry of the heart' because that law firm has no heart. Nor does it have a soul if it will tolerate such a person having any authority.

Find a new job. And if they ask why you are leaving their employment be vague but still give a clue, "I don't think I fit in here."

If they persist, consult with AlextheChick on how to do proper puppet theater to get the point across.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 13, 2018 11:51 PM (S3u/T)

416 y5,

That goes without saying.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 13, 2018 11:52 PM (QWGds)

417 many assholes i need to torment yet. fuck em. i'm not letting them win.
Posted by: chavez the hugo




not suggesting anything ,sure as hell not, simply considering ways to conserve ammo.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 13, 2018 11:53 PM (MTjB1)

418 steve no longer on the down low...OOPSIE

Posted by: kallisto at September 13, 2018 11:53 PM (tFdF9)

419 much as I enjoy the long letter and would enjoy learning about the fallout, cannot in good conscience suggest something other than one sentence.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 13, 2018 11:54 PM (MTjB1)

420 If they persist, consult with AlextheChick on how to do proper puppet theater to get the point across.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 13, 2018 11:51 PM (S3u/T)

---

lol

The comedic value of this is limitless.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 13, 2018 11:54 PM (QWGds)

421 You just gotta poke around.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 13, 2018 11:54 PM (PUmDY)

422 SMH - Future proprietress




Posted by: yankeefifth at September 13, 2018 11:54 PM (MTjB1)

423 This was a company that would walk you out the door if you gave notice.
Posted by: Beartooth at September 13, 2018 11:51 PM (TP072)


I'm in a state where every business is like that. They can also terminate your employment at will. It seems to work out OK.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2018 11:55 PM (y87Qq)

424 y5,

Just being pragmatic.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 13, 2018 11:55 PM (QWGds)

425 being pragmatic.
Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown




one of your many admirable qualities.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 13, 2018 11:56 PM (MTjB1)

426 The new Doctor Who?

I wish the Master, not Missy, and the Rani would show up at BBC to conduct experiments on everyone involved with the show.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 13, 2018 11:56 PM (S3u/T)

427 Anna, thanks.

You saw that I revised my resignation letter into plain vanilla, right?

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:56 PM (feaxc)

428
at 393: now that's an obscure movie reference. cannibal bob would be interested.

Posted by: Gooshy at September 13, 2018 11:56 PM (XFKb9)

429 Qdpsteve, don't go underpants gnome here.

First get new job. Then resign merely saying you have a better offer. Walk away and let them stew in their own cocktale of viciousness.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 13, 2018 11:58 PM (S3u/T)

430 Choo Choo Motherf*kers.
Posted by: Beartooth at September 13, 2018 11:51 PM (TP072)


Actually I think that's what it's called. Michigan is a Choo Choo Motherf*cker Employment state.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2018 11:58 PM (y87Qq)

431 MisHum: thanks for the cleanup!! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:59 PM (feaxc)

432 well morons, adios. be well.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 13, 2018 11:59 PM (KP5rU)

433 She's a beautiful pup.. affectionate.. but she needs walking and running and our bad knees aren't up to it.

Buy a treadmill.

Have the pup use the treadmill while you sit in the comfy chair and hold the lease ...

Posted by: Adriane the Pet Exercise Regime Critic ... at September 13, 2018 11:59 PM (AoK0a)

434 'night, chavez the hugo. Imma shove off too. I always end up sticking around later than I mean to.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2018 11:59 PM (y87Qq)

435 Hold the lease?

Renting to own a puppy?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 13, 2018 11:59 PM (S3u/T)

436 Niters Chavez.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 14, 2018 12:00 AM (QWGds)

437 Beartooth....that "replacing stuff with stuff" ploy? It works.

Acquaintance of mine up in San Antonio, was *way* over-financed (upside down) in his gleaming huge Dodge diesel.... just ridiculously so.

So, he replaces all the tools in the toolboxes with pawnshop pickups. Like you, he "built" a well used wallet with "2nd tier" family pics, receipts, and etc. Cab of truck was *not* "cleaned out", but looked like he intended to drive to work the following Monday.

He hooks up his 18 ft. fishing boat, backs up to a near-San Antonio lake, and "oops, forgets to put it in park" on the ramp. Sank the truck, the boat floated free, and the trailer just didn't care, being made to be dunked.

Cops went through his tools and effects with GREAT interest....and declared it a legit accident.

He had "gap insurance" on the financing....and walked away free and clear.

Oh, did I mention this guy was a COP?

I guess that made his homework a lot easier!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 14, 2018 12:00 AM (QzJWU)

438 Anna, hmmm, not a bad idea

Even if I don't have one, it's tempting to say I'm going to (far) greener pastures anyway.

I've shared here before about a.certain state agency where I used to be employed. All I will say is, if I could do it again, I would have quit rather than staying until they could force me to beg for my job.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 14, 2018 12:00 AM (feaxc)

439 Renting to own a puppy?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR)


: -))

Posted by: Adriane the Pet Exercise Regime Critic ... at September 14, 2018 12:01 AM (AoK0a)

440 Find another job first is my advice also. When I was told I was being laid off, it was wonderful to be able to tell the boss I already had another job with more pay. And Why do you say apologies?

Posted by: AlmostYuman at September 14, 2018 12:01 AM (mgrUE)

441 Flo now Cat 1.

Posted by: kallisto at September 14, 2018 12:02 AM (tFdF9)

442 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39DLP7boGVA

I have to say that this scene resembles a set from a Godzilla movie.

Posted by: rickl at September 14, 2018 12:02 AM (sdi6R)

443 The original Master and the Rani.

Posted by: Lirio100 at September 14, 2018 12:02 AM (JK7Jw)

444 Everybody knows RCs are not supposed to flog the bishop.

Posted by: Just the punchline at September 14, 2018 12:03 AM (0OmEj)

445 Rickl, yeah all you need is the Mothra larva swimming ashore while Rodan flies in the background.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 14, 2018 12:03 AM (S3u/T)

446 I'm in a state where every business is like that. They can also terminate your employment at will. It seems to work out OK.
Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2018 11:55 PM (y87Qq)

I have no problem with employment at will. I prefer it. The said company played favorites on who got the two weeks notice and those that got the bums rush.

Clients were pissed that I left and accused the company of firing me. Some of these same clients attended my wedding on the other side of the continent a few years later.

Posted by: Beartooth at September 14, 2018 12:03 AM (TP072)

447 No longer can resist...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oK0qVv62ONc

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 14, 2018 12:05 AM (PUmDY)

448 Sometimes, actually often, I want to go full Unintened Consequences (John Ross). Time will tell. I have hammers, wire, and know how to silence a 22LR.

Posted by: colfax mingo at September 14, 2018 12:05 AM (tCvhJ)

449 Lirio100, to borrow from the Tom Bakker days and Nessa's father. What if the Master once again at the limit of regeneration has stolen Moffat's body and is busy destroying the Doctor.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 14, 2018 12:05 AM (S3u/T)

450 Has anyone suggested that qdpsteve take the "Half-Baked" quitting approach?

And if not, I am severely disappointed in all of you.

Posted by: buzzion at September 14, 2018 12:07 AM (zRwJ/)

451 Muldoon - if you're still here - I would suggest 1) not eating at that place again, if that's a practical option, and 2) dropping off a note that reads:


Have always liked this place, but unfortunately I don't think I'll be eating here again, and I'm advising friends and acquaintances to do the same.


"Just for your education, and that of your customers, the menu in this place - in fact, this place itself, and the very possibility of such a business - was made possible by the US constitution and a unique history of individual freedom, rule of law (including, especially, in immigration), potable water, capitalism, insurance (real insurance), nuclear weapons, and the US military."

Posted by: rhomboid at September 14, 2018 12:08 AM (QDnY+)

452 buzzion, you mean smoking MJ right in the middle of the office?

Ironically, there's a vape place right across the street from the building...

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 14, 2018 12:08 AM (feaxc)

453 1683 was the second battle of Vienna. The Mooslims tried for 1000 years to conquer Europe. Charles Martell would never have fallen for Mooslim invaders calling themselves "refugees."

Posted by: Jaqen H'ghar at September 14, 2018 12:09 AM (5fSr7)

454 452 buzzion, you mean smoking MJ right in the middle of the office?

Ironically, there's a vape place right across the street from the building...
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 14, 2018 12:08 AM (feaxc)


https://youtu.be/qIqeXSYc8nE

Posted by: buzzion at September 14, 2018 12:09 AM (zRwJ/)

455 suggested that qdpsteve take the "Half-Baked" quitting approach?

And if not, I am severely disappointed in all of you.
Posted by: buzzion




you mean your patented masturbating at your desk technique?

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 14, 2018 12:09 AM (MTjB1)

456 There's also a 7-Eleven right across the street from where I work.

Been drinking more than I should of the Brisk Watermelon Lemonade. The stuff looks EXACTLY like Prestone antifreeze...

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 14, 2018 12:10 AM (feaxc)

457 Not only was it a frightful sight to see, the sound of the Hussars' feathers in the wind struck terror into the hearts of the Turkish invaders. Sobieski is celebrated here as the man who saved Eurooe & Christianity.

Posted by: Polish pilgrim at September 14, 2018 12:10 AM (YMwXk)

458 Well that is another option... Qdpsteve self-identifies as other-kin and starts wearing cat-ears and tail. Plus ends every sentence with "nyah!" and spends inordinate amount of time basking in the sun.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 14, 2018 12:10 AM (S3u/T)

459 more than I should of the Brisk Watermelon Lemonade. The stuff looks EXACTLY like Prestone antifreeze...
Posted by: qdpsteve



what proof is that stuff?

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 14, 2018 12:11 AM (MTjB1)

460 Ooo, or I could start coming into work in drag. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 14, 2018 12:11 AM (feaxc)

461 y5, theoretically zero. But it's probably a good mixer.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 14, 2018 12:12 AM (feaxc)

462 theoretically zero. But it's probably a good mixer.
Posted by: qdpsteve




should solve half your problem right there.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 14, 2018 12:12 AM (MTjB1)

463 Gotta lay the groundwork. Drop hints as it were. Before going full fur or en femme. Or both.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 14, 2018 12:14 AM (S3u/T)

464 y5, yeah that'd work great with Jessica.

"You're not doing your job!! And you're drunk again!!"

"Ahhh shush lady, stop harshing my mellow!! Why dontcha ever dressh up for work?? Yer purty!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 14, 2018 12:14 AM (feaxc)

465 252 Qdp, Drop the immediately language and offer transition help.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 13, 2018 11:02 PM (PUmDY)
--------------------------

YES.
Give at least a week's notice, preferably 2 weeks.
This is for the sake of your boss, who'll be the one you'll want for a reference later.
And things are always easier when you know they'll be over soon.

Don't let your (very justified) anger at this Jessica witch lead you to do anything that could hurt your future.
That gives her power.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 14, 2018 12:16 AM (0jtPF)

466 I have never heard of gap insurance other than title insurance

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 14, 2018 12:16 AM (PUmDY)

467 Margaritaville, hmmm, thanks. Good point.
The LAST thing I want is for either of them to have any more power over me and my life.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 14, 2018 12:17 AM (feaxc)

468 shush lady, stop harshing my mellow!! Why dontcha ever dressh up for work?? Yer purty!!"
Posted by: qdpsteve




lol

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 14, 2018 12:17 AM (MTjB1)

469 Anna Puma That would explain everything! I do remember that episode, btw. I watched up until the hiatus, wasn't impressed by the War Dr and never started watching again.

Posted by: Lirio100 at September 14, 2018 12:19 AM (JK7Jw)

470 ...I have never heard of gap insurance other than title insurance

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 14, 2018 12:16 AM (PUmDY)



Became available in Texas in the early '00s, IIRC.

Does not cover fat chicks with thighs rubbing together.




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 14, 2018 12:19 AM (QzJWU)

471 Margaritaville, hmmm, thanks. Good point.
The LAST thing I want is for either of them to have any more power over me and my life.
Posted by: qdpsteve at September




you should make a point to gather a lock of hair and some personal things from your supervisors before leaving in the event you ever need to make voodoo dolls.

giving two weeks notice instead of effective immediate may work in your favor. they may just kick you out with your check.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 14, 2018 12:19 AM (MTjB1)

472 y5, hmmm, good point, thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 14, 2018 12:20 AM (feaxc)

473 12:20 AM and all is well.

Greetings from rainy Raleigh NC roonz and roonettez!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September 14, 2018 12:20 AM (vbvxt)

474 Maybe I could make a voodoo doll of Jessica's husband and have it deported...

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 14, 2018 12:21 AM (feaxc)

475 Beartooth....that "replacing stuff with stuff" ploy? It works.

One of the supervisors was getting suspicious.

Did I mention that we were a subsidiary of General motors?

Drove away with a new GMC SUV using the employee discount.

Posted by: Beartooth at September 14, 2018 12:21 AM (TP072)

476 *waves to GGE*

Still above water? All is safe?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 14, 2018 12:21 AM (S3u/T)

477 > I gather Sobieski Vodka has no relationship whatsoever with Leelee Sobieski at all...

Leelee is, in fact, a distant relative of the King John Sobieski who defeated the Turks.

> Insty has a link. Muli fires And explosions in mass. Over pressure gas line to blame. Maintenance issues?

I worry a lot about the (lack of) security in the various control systems that run our pipelines, electric grid, etc.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI at September 14, 2018 12:21 AM (TM5Iv)

478 First siege of Vienna (1529, my bad) described here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPXDgUrg5E8

Here is the big scene from a recent movie, which I have seen. It is a goodie.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8zCv0AHnCs

Posted by: exdem13 at September 14, 2018 12:21 AM (W+kMI)

479 Qdpsteve.

Voodoo doll + catapult = fun for the whole family

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 14, 2018 12:22 AM (S3u/T)

480 463 Gotta lay the groundwork. Drop hints as it were. Before going full fur or en femme. Or both.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 14, 2018 12:14 AM (S3u/T)

https://m.wikihow.com/Tuck-and-Tape

Posted by: your neighbor at September 14, 2018 12:22 AM (6OoFY)

481 Anna, such a good idea

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 14, 2018 12:22 AM (feaxc)

482 @326
TMobile is also rolling out a 600Mhz LTE service (chn 71) which should have significantly larger footprints. Giving less populated areas access to higher speeds. I think that is going to be more important in the market than 5G for a while.
-------------------

Depends on where you live. If you live in a rural area, then yeah, the TMobile thing will be more important. If you live in an urban area, then it really doesn't mean much. You've already got the high speed.

Also, the urban areas are going to be the ones that get 5G first in any event. More customers, and also my understanding is that the range is shorter. So you have to be closer to the antenna to use 5G than you do with other services. Thus, 5G will more than likely be restricted to heavily urban areas for at least several years.


But the problem, as always, comes down to "what does it mean when they say that they're installing in this area". In the more rural areas, I would imagine that when they say "We're providing service to X", then you've got a pretty good idea of what they mean by that. Unfortunately, that's not the case in an urban area. A provider says "We're providing service to X", and then you have to figure out exactly which neighborhoods in X are going to be the ones getting the service.

Posted by: junior at September 14, 2018 12:23 AM (2vC9U)

483 Oh well, out for the night.

Everyone stay safe.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 14, 2018 12:25 AM (S3u/T)

484 Yep, still above water, a little rain and a bit windy but that's it.

Keep coastal NC and pretty much all of South Carolina in your prayers, it's down to a Cat 2 but it's going to take its sweet ass time coming down the coast so the storm surge is going to be a mofo.

To all the SC roonz and roonettez, keep the hatches battened.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September 14, 2018 12:25 AM (vbvxt)

485 Greetings from rainy Raleigh NC roonz and roonettez!
Posted by: GGE


(artificial spock fingers)

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 14, 2018 12:26 AM (c07y/)

486 GD had great Dylan covers.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 14, 2018 12:26 AM (PUmDY)

487 Anna, good advice about going full RuPaul.

Your neighbor: gee thanks for that video ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 14, 2018 12:26 AM (feaxc)

488 I am so sick of the deliberate confusion between "immigrants" and illegal aliens.

If I had got that stupid restaurant bill, I'd have written, "This bill is being paid by a LEGAL immigrant, not by a sneaky trespasser flouting the rule of law."

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 14, 2018 12:35 AM (0jtPF)

489 Hunter was a poet as well.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 14, 2018 12:35 AM (PUmDY)

490 Hunter was a poet as well.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie



not saying he wasn't but never did anything on the show besides beat up guys and then shoot them.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 14, 2018 12:41 AM (MTjB1)

491 Crazy I used to think TMNS was cheesy.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 14, 2018 12:41 AM (PUmDY)

492 Never stop.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 14, 2018 12:44 AM (PUmDY)

493 wow, this thing finished in a hurry.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 14, 2018 12:44 AM (MTjB1)

494 Night, night. Wine says enough eyes open, crawling upstairs to spoon with Missus Mingo.51 years as of August 12. Life is beautiful.

Posted by: colfax mingo at September 14, 2018 12:45 AM (tCvhJ)

495 Never stop.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie


Yeah, well, no one's going to wave at me so I give up...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 14, 2018 12:46 AM (c07y/)

496 We have a vet that provides home hospice for your four-legged family. Maybe birds. I dunno. It is awesome to be able to say good-bye at home.

Posted by: Oso at September 14, 2018 12:46 AM (HNBhu)

497 490---not saying he wasn't but never did anything on the show besides beat up guys and then shoot them.
Posted by: yankeefifth at September 14, 2018 12:41 AM (MTjB1)
---------------------------
I don't know for sure if he was a poet but he did have a sidekick with a name that rhymed--- Fifi or Mimi or DeeDee or Gigi.
Whatever.
That has to count for something.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 14, 2018 12:51 AM (0jtPF)

498 Mayer is Dead to me.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 14, 2018 12:51 AM (PUmDY)

499
I was present for the putting down of the stray cat that I rescued from a roadside rest stop in MD and our first PWD. Both experiences were difficult, but both were owed to these loved ones. The latter event played a big role in my decision when to retire.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 14, 2018 12:55 AM (pNxlR)

500 Poland is once again acting as a bulwark against the invasion, but this time most of the rest of Europe is inviting the invaders in , handing over their treasure, and sacrificing their women and children to them. It's sickening and maddening.

Posted by: Fotunato at September 14, 2018 01:01 AM (h1qtI)

501 or getting eaten by something.
Posted by: Trigger Warning at September 13, 2018 11:45 PM (kO+z3)

You may be eaten by a grue.

Posted by: Fox2! at September 14, 2018 01:01 AM (0dWZ5)

502 Steve, just get another job where you'll have a guy for a boss then maybe there won't be all this drama.

Posted by: NCKate at September 14, 2018 01:02 AM (T5wXH)

503 NCKate, thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 14, 2018 01:04 AM (feaxc)

504 379 Yeah, pixy nuked the "redacted for national security reasons" for reasons known only to itself.

David

Obviously for national security reasons.

Posted by: Fox2! at September 14, 2018 01:05 AM (0dWZ5)

505 Oh yeah...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oK0qVv62ONc

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 14, 2018 01:08 AM (PUmDY)

506 I calculate over a 100 billion lives would have been saved if the mf'er had just shot one bad guy!
Posted by: Trigger Warning at September 13, 2018 11:20 PM (kO+z3)

The episode where he confronts Davros at the creation of the first Daleks? He has the opportunity to end the Daleks (and Davros) for all time, but he looks at the camera, smiles, and lets one live.

Posted by: Fox2! at September 14, 2018 01:13 AM (0dWZ5)

507 The Apocalypse Burger

Followers of the #ProgressivePuritanReligion create a new chapter in their Bible

Can climate-friendly cuisine help save the planet? Welcome to Zero Foodprint week https://cour.at/2xadyiU

Now it is among 60 restaurants promising a carbon-free dining experience this week. Why? Because this is San Francisco, and chefs want to ensure that Gov. Jerry Brown's global climate summit is fit for foodies, complete with esoteric menus worth a cameo on "Portlandia."...

Restaurants taking part in Zero Foodprint week aim to set an example that the rest of the food industry can embrace - not just high-brow establishments selling such items as the "Apocalypse Burger," a tasty creation built around a modest grass-fed beef patty that is plated to look like a charcoal briquette - a no-no because it's pure carbon.

"The dish is an allusion to the backyard barbecue - the iconic symbol of American leisure and wastefulness - with the briquette serving as the physical embodiment of carbon, stored prior to release into the atmosphere," says a menu note from the creator of the dish, chef Anthony Myint...

But the movement is no joke. Food is fast emerging as one of the more intractable - and overlooked - climate problems. Hence Zero Foodprint week.

Myint obsesses over every stage of the food that lands on the tables of his restaurants, which include the Perennial and Mission Chinese Food, and how it affects the planet. If everyone else in the food business were as meticulous, he argues, it would help reduce the emissions that lead to global warming.

His diners can afford the added cost of carbon-neutral dining. Now he and other like-minded restaurateurs are trying to figure out how to export the climate-conscious culture to more modest establishments.

The Apocalypse Burger is on the menu this week at In Situ, the sophisticated restaurant tucked into the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art that Myint does not own but that embraces his philosophy. And In Situ's "thousand year" quail eggs that emerged as so climate-unfriendly? They still rotate in, too.

But the restaurant offsets the impact they cause by investing in a sustainable ranch in Marin County that claims a pioneering approach for raising cattle, one that scientists say could help reduce methane from cows and other greenhouse gases from the world's expanding beef consumption were it embraced by industrial beef producers.

Diners who order the $13 Apocalypse Burger are charged an extra buck to cover the offsets. A note on the menu explains it.

Posted by: Trigger Warning at September 14, 2018 01:21 AM (kO+z3)

508 Seems like an assholish move...

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 14, 2018 01:22 AM (QWGds)

509 Fox 2!

I have avoided a lifetime of such angst, by simply having never been interested much SciFI, damn near zero fantasy novels (though Tolkien beckons, now that I know more about his war and history creds), and ZERO "role play" engagements.

Yeah, I might've cheated myself of much cultural enrichment, but then again, I get the Cliff's Notes version (since high school) from all of those neck-deep in all of the "scenes".

I don't write this disdainfully, but practically.

I've had to bust ass to make income, since all the way back to the 8th grade. That, or Mom n' me didn't EAT.

Kind of shoves all of the other stuff out of the Arena of Life, I suppose.

Lord of the Rings movies? I found 'em great entertainment, even not knowing the books.

Dr. ____ (fill in the blank) Just....no. Haven't dived in for sixty years, don't think I'm gonna start, now.

Respectfully,



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 14, 2018 01:22 AM (QzJWU)

510 Goodnight all, thanks for all the chat and great advice.

If I send the letter (and right now it looks like a 95% certainty) I will wait until Monday to do so.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 14, 2018 01:32 AM (feaxc)

511 God help me, I'm rooting for the San Andreas fault...

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"The dish is an allusion to the backyard barbecue - the iconic symbol of American leisure and wastefulness - with the briquette serving as the physical embodiment of carbon, stored prior to release into the atmosphere," says a menu note from the creator of the dish, chef Anthony Myint...

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 14, 2018 01:33 AM (QWGds)

512 laters qdpsteve.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 14, 2018 01:34 AM (QWGds)

513 Holy shit. I thought RBG was the cryptkeeper. But I think this confirms it. Can she even perform her SC duties?
https://tinyurl.com/ycrfjpct

Posted by: keena at September 14, 2018 01:37 AM (RiTnx)

514 if the San Andreas cuts loose anywhere near Frisco, the city would pretty much be destroyed...


Posted by: redc1c4 at September 14, 2018 01:44 AM (rjbMC)

515 She doesn't. That SC seat is being run by her clerks.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at September 14, 2018 01:46 AM (fZlu3)

516 Quarter to two north of Raleigh NC and all is well. A bit of wind blowing the treetops around and just enough rain to keep the ground wet, that's about it. Keep coastal NC and all of SC in your prayers. It's down to a cat 1 now, but the danger is in the large size and slow speeds which will keep the storm surge high for extended times.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September 14, 2018 01:48 AM (vbvxt)

517 Nada in Charlotte.

Posted by: NCKate at September 14, 2018 01:53 AM (T5wXH)

518 Hey, where all da white wimmen at?

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at September 14, 2018 01:55 AM (Nqglq)

519 GGE, please be safe ...

Posted by: Adriane the Pet Exercise Regime Critic ... at September 14, 2018 02:01 AM (AoK0a)

520 NCKate - you too!

Posted by: Adriane the Pet Exercise Regime Critic ... at September 14, 2018 02:02 AM (AoK0a)

521 There was a great website named "Gates of Vienna" that tracked Muslim extremism years back. I think Charles Johnson from LGF went after them after a time for being closet anti-semites or some such nonsense.I wonder whatever happened to them.

Posted by: lowandslow at September 13, 2018 10:39 PM (ye3s4)

Still alive and well. someone here linked to them today.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 14, 2018 02:05 AM (iwUO9)

522 i just checked the Wilmington NC NWS radar page, and the leading edge of Flo is on land, and the eye wall was more or less on the beach...

shit just got real.

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 14, 2018 02:05 AM (rjbMC)

523 Hey AOP.

Prayers up, GGE.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 14, 2018 02:05 AM (QWGds)

524 Keeping the Carolina Horde in my prayers.

I watched only the first response of the RBG vid. Couldn't bear to sit through more.
Years ago, Robert Osborne interviewed Luise Rainer -- IIRC, she was 100 -- at the first TCM Festival. The actress comes off like Kelly Ripa in comparison.

Posted by: Shopgirl at September 14, 2018 02:12 AM (kcuQL)

525 radar link

http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=ltx
product=N0Roverlay=11101111loop=no

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 14, 2018 02:14 AM (rjbMC)

526 He was a major trainer for Chipotle, too. Then he had to quit when they wanted to promote him, because his Social Security number is... not really his.

Now he does on-site auto repair work for numerous individual customers and companies.

He's also trying to go legal, but is having major difficulties, which Jessica (when she's in a friendlier mood) has talked to me about.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2018 11:08 PM (feaxc)

Turn the fucker in to ICE. And it is completely unethical for a lawyer, who is an officer of the Court, to knowingly harber, or allow to be harbored, an alien invader.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 14, 2018 02:19 AM (iwUO9)

527 "Today's menu was made possible by immigrants."


I'm still trying to figure that one out.

I've got a couple thoughts, but will hang up and listen to your answer off the air.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 13, 2018 11:14 PM (fYyCT)

Simple: if it was made possible by legal immigrants, well and good. If it was made possible by illegal iimigrants, the they should shut down the restaurant, because they are are incompetent or crooked.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 14, 2018 02:25 AM (iwUO9)

528 Turn the fucker in to ICE. And it is completely
unethical for a lawyer, who is an officer of the Court, to knowingly
harber, or allow to be harbored, an alien invader.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 14, 2018 02:19 AM (iwUO9)

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i second that emotion...

fuck all illegals, and the scum who enable them.

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 14, 2018 02:26 AM (rjbMC)

529 no offense qdp, but my sympathy for those that use stolen ssn's to land a job is at a all-time low.

I get to pay for lifelock for the rest of my life because of 37 MILLION stolen ssn's (OPM hack).

I don't really care about his struggles.

Not very Christian of me, but it's just one of many things i'll have to ask the good Lord to forgive.

Posted by: SMH - Future proprietress of Bartertown at September 14, 2018 02:29 AM (QWGds)

530 Hey horde, sorry I'm late...what should I be pissed about tonight? (insert latest MFM "discovery" DT likes cheese! 'our panel will discuss')
But other than that, I kicked rear today!

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at September 14, 2018 02:37 AM (LOq4H)

531 shit just got real.


Posted by: redc1c4 at September 14, 2018 02:05 AM (rjbMC)


It's not as bad as it could have been, the storm was predicted to be a Cat 4 when it came ashore, but it still ain't good.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September 14, 2018 02:46 AM (vbvxt)

532 THIS IS AWSOME!! I am the last blogger standing...now, who wants to breed? All male horde types please step left toward the volcano.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at September 14, 2018 02:47 AM (LOq4H)

533 no offense qdp, but my sympathy for those that use stolen ssn's to land a job is at a all-time low.



I get to pay for lifelock for the rest of my life because of 37 MILLION stolen ssn's (OPM hack).



Yep, me too. I second this sentiment. I've known too many people who had to go through the steps to be here, I have no sympathy for someone who snuck in and is desperately trying to stay under the radar, especially when the use of stolen ID is involved.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September 14, 2018 02:48 AM (vbvxt)

534 All male horde types please step left toward the volcano.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at September 14, 2018 02:47 AM (LOq4H)


Ain't nobody got time for that, there's a hurricane comin'.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September 14, 2018 02:50 AM (vbvxt)

535 514 if the San Andreas cuts loose anywhere near Frisco, the city would pretty much be destroyed...


Posted by: redc1c4



Well on the bright side, it won't matter where the homeless shit anymore. The living will envy the dead. Ok, thats not very bright side-y.

Posted by: Puddleglum, undisclosed location at September 14, 2018 02:53 AM (SH/sv)

536 Ain't nobody got time for that, there's a hurricane comin'.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September 14, 2018 02:50 AM (vbvxt)

If the hurricane rains hard enough, it might put the volcano out.

Well, I am going to go to bed. Pulling out of the WalMart parking lot in apache Junction tonight, saw two well-fed coyotes trotting through a parking lot across the street. Told the dog, "Hey, Pogo, look! Coyotes." And she turned around and saw them, too. Hackles went up. My doggie needs a watch-human, I guess.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 14, 2018 02:54 AM (iwUO9)

537 Steve,

I read the your 2 week notice letter earlier and I normally don't comment on such things BUT, don't send that letter. Keep it simple. Be a minimalist with it. If your as why your leaving, wait for the exit interview and politely tell why your leaving. Never burn bridges.

Posted by: Puddleglum, undisclosed location at September 14, 2018 02:56 AM (SH/sv)

538 Alberta Oil Peon

So, I need to know this, tool pusher? driller?

My bro was both, he died doing it.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at September 14, 2018 02:58 AM (LOq4H)

539 So, I need to know this, tool pusher? driller?

My bro was both, he died doing it.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at September 14, 2018 02:58 AM (LOq4H)

Wellsite geologist. My job is to QC the geology side of the drilling operation. I usually confer with the Drilling supervisor on a daily basis, rarely with the toolpush, unless I need something done for me by rig hands. My only real "authority" on the lease is to tell them when to stop drilling. I would usually do that in conjunction with the play geologist in the office, but he (or she) often will tell me, "once you see the top of the Fernie, drill 5 more meters, and call TD." So I pick the Fernie top, and hence pick TD. (Did a lot of wells where the Fernie marked the end of the operator's rights. Alberta law allows us to go a few meters into the next formation, so as to be able to pick that boundary on wireline logs.)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 14, 2018 03:07 AM (iwUO9)

540 Steve,

Don't quit.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 14, 2018 03:09 AM (c07y/)

541 My bro was both, he died doing it.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at September 14, 2018 02:58 AM (LOq4H)

Had a co-worker on many wells, Lyle. he was a good guy, very gruff in demeanor, but knowledgable, and good to work with. He often said to me, "I have to get out of this oil patch, it's going to kill me." So, he was on a spell off between wells, helping a friend feed cattle on his ranch, and got snagged in the PTO of the tractor. RIP, Lyle.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 14, 2018 03:10 AM (iwUO9)

542 And on that cheery note, I am off to bed. Keep well, Horde, especially those of you facing severe weather events.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 14, 2018 03:12 AM (iwUO9)

543 http://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com/2018/09/heh.html
Even when food is at a premium its not editable

Posted by: Skip at September 14, 2018 03:12 AM (T4oHT)

544 And they just called for a tornado watch near me until 3:32.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September 14, 2018 03:12 AM (vbvxt)

545 Hmph. Just read a lot of conservative Twitter feeds trashing Tucker for the CPL chyron tonight.

And even though I like a few of these folks, I just have to say: Drop your pearls, fer crissakes. Consider it payment in kind for the bullshit Kavanaugh letter.

Chad FG was right earlier when he said: May as well nominate the most conservative judge possible next time -- because the Dems are going to do this, regardless.

Yes, I'm still mad.

Posted by: Shopgirl at September 14, 2018 03:18 AM (kcuQL)

546 Alberta Oil Peon

Brother was moving a rig outside of Dickinson ND, came in contact with high voltage lines....it took him 13 years to die...you may have heard of him. God I miss that little shit...

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at September 14, 2018 03:19 AM (LOq4H)

547 It's not as bad as it could have been, the storm was predicted to be a Cat 4 when it came ashore, but it still ain't good.


Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September 14, 2018 02:46 AM (vbvxt)

---
there's a lot to be said for a wide, shallow continental shelf, when you have a slow moving hurricane.

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 14, 2018 03:22 AM (rjbMC)

548 I've been so crabby and whiny lately, I thought I should come back in and post something nice before I go to bed:

I saw that there were long lines of people, waiting to adopt shelter animals from locations that were closing due to the Florence threat.

That's awesome.

Posted by: Shopgirl at September 14, 2018 03:44 AM (kcuQL)

549 We have F-1 Friday practice on at 0455hrs I think

Posted by: Skip at September 14, 2018 04:17 AM (T4oHT)

550 549 I was wrong, it's starting now. From Singapore

Posted by: Skip at September 14, 2018 04:25 AM (T4oHT)

551 Kimi Raikkonen is going to Sauber next year

Posted by: Skip at September 14, 2018 04:31 AM (T4oHT)

552 Sportscar racing news; for all 1 of you who follow it. Don Panoz died this past Tuesday. I just found out. I don't follow racing as much as I used to. He was pretty well known in racing circles. He pretty much bailed out sportscar racing in this country. He was 83.

https://sportscarchampionship.imsa.com/news
/092018/don-panoz-1935-2018

Posted by: Puddleglum, undisclosed location at September 14, 2018 04:42 AM (SH/sv)

553 0400 EDT update from NWS Wilmington

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/
MIATCUAT1+shtml/140753.shtml

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 14, 2018 04:44 AM (rjbMC)

554 my bad: that update is from the NHC, not local NWS....

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 14, 2018 04:45 AM (rjbMC)

555 panoz was a constructor for a while.

Posted by: Gooshy at September 14, 2018 04:45 AM (RFqpv)

556 is sauber a step up or down for kimi?

Posted by: Gooshy at September 14, 2018 04:48 AM (RFqpv)

557 552 Didn't see that , I watch some sports car racing

Posted by: Skip at September 14, 2018 04:52 AM (T4oHT)

558 interesting: NWS radar seems to show, compared to my last poast up thread, that the eye has gotten smaller in diameter, and may have actually moved northwards a skosh, along the coast...

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 14, 2018 04:55 AM (rjbMC)

559 Down, Sauber has always been a Ferrari engine user.

Posted by: Skip at September 14, 2018 04:56 AM (T4oHT)

560 thanks

Posted by: Gooshy at September 14, 2018 04:57 AM (vuKpD)

561 As long as I have watched F-1 there have beenties between Ferrari and Sauber, parts, drivers. Other teams use the major team parts and engines as well.

Posted by: Skip at September 14, 2018 05:01 AM (T4oHT)

562 Some years ago when there was 2 tire manufacturers all the teams used Michelin except Ferrari and Sauber

Posted by: Skip at September 14, 2018 05:05 AM (T4oHT)

563 yep. i quit paying much attention the day barichello had to stomp the brakes and pull over to let schumacher secure another wdc. nothing against michael, poor guy, but man seven years of that just sucked.

Posted by: Gooshy at September 14, 2018 05:07 AM (vuKpD)

564 That does give me a eye roll but it is a team sport and happens quite a lot. You get5 laps to go and a message comes across for drivers to hold station. The constructor standing is big money, 1 space up or down could mean millions.

Posted by: Skip at September 14, 2018 05:12 AM (T4oHT)

565 Barichello was a company man, I'll give him that. A pretty solid racer though. He had his bell rung at Imola the weekend Senna died (1994). Nasty crash, yet Barichello survived.

Posted by: Puddleglum, undisclosed location at September 14, 2018 05:13 AM (SH/sv)

566 true, but the cc was in little danger then. ferrari was consistently one-two.
just a total waste of barichello.

Posted by: Gooshy at September 14, 2018 05:18 AM (vuKpD)

567 https://tinyurl.com/ycx4evjr
Polish winged hussars in 28mm

Posted by: Skip at September 14, 2018 05:20 AM (T4oHT)

568 Morning, gang

Posted by: fluffy at September 14, 2018 05:20 AM (obpfe)

569 watched that weekend live. ratzenberger getting killed was just sad.
and yeah rubens dodged a bullet then senna bleeds out on live tv. 94 sucked all around. didnt neil bonnet die that year at daytona? him and rodney orr.

Posted by: Gooshy at September 14, 2018 05:22 AM (vuKpD)

570 566: Ferrari probably learned some lessons from watching the Prost/Senna feud when they were "teammates" in the early 90s. Shumacher was Ferrari's guy and that was that.

Posted by: Puddleglum, undisclosed location at September 14, 2018 05:23 AM (SH/sv)

571 There is lots of very nice work of miniatures at TMP, every period from ancient to sci-fi

Posted by: Skip at September 14, 2018 05:24 AM (T4oHT)

572 It is fun to see teammates race and take each other out, oh to be a fly on the wall after that happens.

Posted by: Skip at September 14, 2018 05:26 AM (T4oHT)

573 Got to go, TGIF
Prayers to NC and SC

Posted by: Skip at September 14, 2018 05:27 AM (T4oHT)

574 Wow, Vienna and Zenta and Sobieski but not once 'Catholic' is mentioned.
I suppose it needs a scandal before that word is used.

Posted by: PhilD at September 14, 2018 05:29 AM (6D2zA)

575 prost the professor, wasnt it? i seem to recall fisticuffs with him and salazar, who was a jackass ride-buyer.

Posted by: Gooshy at September 14, 2018 05:31 AM (n45IE)

576 Five thirty and all is well north of Raleigh NC. The storm is 25 miles east of Wilmington moving at 6 MPH with winds close to 90 MPH and sea states almost 7 feet above normal. Keep the coast in your prayers.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September 14, 2018 05:41 AM (vbvxt)

577 Thank GOD for Jan Sobieski. And Charles Martel, too.

Posted by: Eromero at September 14, 2018 05:44 AM (zLDYs)

578 >>> Wow, Vienna and Zenta and Sobieski but not once 'Catholic' is mentioned.
I suppose it needs a scandal before that word is used.

Does 'Christianity' work for you? There were plenty of non Roman Catholic Christians that were liberated by those victories.

Posted by: fluffy at September 14, 2018 05:46 AM (obpfe)

579 Posted by: fluffy at September 14, 2018 05:46 AM (obpfe)

It certainly works for me.

Looking for offense in every nook and cranny of the internet must be tedious.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 14, 2018 05:51 AM (wYseH)

580 Lots of oilfield hands here in ETEX, always ask them 'Show me your fingers'. High percentage come up with less than 10.

Posted by: Eromero at September 14, 2018 05:54 AM (zLDYs)

581 Good luck to all NC and SC residents today. Keep your roofs!

Posted by: Huck Follywood, not a fan of Demofascists at September 14, 2018 05:55 AM (CaRQc)

582 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 14, 2018 06:04 AM (hyuyC)

583 Good morning daybreakers! Prayers for all those in the path of Florence.

Posted by: IrishEi at September 14, 2018 06:08 AM (Ri0Ku)

584 IrishEi

+ 6.022 x 10²³

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 14, 2018 06:11 AM (hyuyC)

585 Lefties are now saying we shouldn't criticize fools who refuse to get out of the way of hurricane's, calling that "victim shaming". Isn't it really shaming of "maybe-victims"? Might Possibly become victims, if the storm turns their way?
It's all so confusing, keeping up with lefty victim politics, even in weather events.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, not a fan of Demofascists at September 14, 2018 06:17 AM (CaRQc)

586 Check out this Weather Channel visualization of what various levels of a storm surge look like. Terrifying.

https://twitter.com/blkahn/status/1040306476273868800

Posted by: IrishEi at September 14, 2018 06:17 AM (Ri0Ku)

587 good morning erbody, prayers for the Florence participants, hordelings in need of grace and those who truly defend liberty. Nickel plated .45... thats my kind of welcome wagon.

Posted by: Sumdumchief at September 14, 2018 06:19 AM (Q3xMm)

588 Check out this Weather Channel visualization of what various levels of a storm surge look like. Terrifying.

Watching the video, that would be a big mess in a lot of areas.
I did have to laugh though. After the reporter tells us how bad the surge is, and that it might contain other things besides water like chemicals, debris, etc, she says it could also have fish in it.
I think I could take my chances with the fish.

Posted by: Bruce at September 14, 2018 06:24 AM (8ikIW)

589 Ohayo, insomnia keeping me awake...

"Victim shaming" for fools who have had plenty of warning to get away? I'll just keep calling them Darwin Candidates. Flush out the shallow end of the gene pool and all that.

Well let's see if I can get anymore sleep before alarm goes off.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 14, 2018 06:24 AM (S3u/T)

590 IrishEi

Is this storm underpromising so far?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 14, 2018 06:25 AM (hyuyC)

591 Underperforming?

Maybe I jinxed the storm by calling it Hurricane Progressive. If so, good.

Night/morning/...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 14, 2018 06:26 AM (S3u/T)

592 Anna Puma

You doing a little better? Less of an urge to hone a katana?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 14, 2018 06:26 AM (hyuyC)

593 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 14, 2018 06:27 AM (wldC6)

594 Oh yeah I vented to the other minions and we all agree the adage of 'where's there a whip there's a way' is no longer effective. The owner is an overweight pussy to start with and well what ever respect he still had under Wally Word's new manning schema is flushing away quicker than well Rep. Schiff's reputation.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 14, 2018 06:30 AM (S3u/T)

595 "Where the f*ck is Haji at!?!"
God bless the Kentucky National Guard. God bless America.

Posted by: Publius Redux at September 14, 2018 06:30 AM (mvvCm)

596 "Does 'Christianity' work for you? There were plenty of non Roman Catholic Christians that were liberated by those victories."
True, and that prevents using ?

Posted by: PhilD at September 14, 2018 06:31 AM (6D2zA)

597 The English jailed a man aconvicted of multiple sexual assaults against women and girls. He claimed to be transgender, so they stuck him in a women's prison, where he proceeded to rape four more women.


England is a mess.


https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9ofwms9

Posted by: Huck Follywood, not a fan of Demofascists at September 14, 2018 06:34 AM (CaRQc)

598 >>> True, and that prevents using ?

Prevents using what, exactly? Complete sentences?

Posted by: fluffy at September 14, 2018 06:37 AM (obpfe)

599 Anna Puma

Can a lateral move unblock your upward progress? Or is this a colorful episode that can be mined for verisimilitude in your novels?

People leave bosses, not jobs.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 14, 2018 06:38 AM (hyuyC)

600 PhilD, if you think you have stumbled upon a hive of anti-Catholicism you are quite mistaken.

Sorry, have to run.

Posted by: fluffy at September 14, 2018 06:40 AM (obpfe)

601 Gateway Pundit published an actual email from Sid Blumenthal to SecState Hilldogger (dating from 2012), in which he described Woodward as an official FBI "asset". Said Woodward's career has been "FBI dependent". This lends even more credence to the book being yet another FBI hit on the President.

Maybe we should tear down the FBI? Salt the earth on which it stands?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, not a fan of Demofascists at September 14, 2018 06:41 AM (CaRQc)

602 Huck Follywood, not a fan of Demofascists

We are down to loyalties here. This is the second President under FBI attack. They got Nixon.

The FBI of today show no signs of loyalty to the Constitution or the non-criminal citizens

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 14, 2018 06:43 AM (hyuyC)

603 Uphta, time for work preps.

Have a blessed day everyone. And may you not need to find out how long you can tread water.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 14, 2018 06:44 AM (hyuyC)

604 Perhaps we should treat the FBI the same way Constantine treated the Praetorian Guard, after he won the Battle Of Milvian Bridge in Rome. Disband it, imprison its leaders, and send its agents into the furthest parts of the world.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, not a fan of Demofascists at September 14, 2018 06:44 AM (CaRQc)

605 IrishEi
Is this storm underpromising so far?
~~~~~

I'm not sure what you mean. (Probably because I'm still on my first cuppa tea.) Flo is doing pretty much what Joe Bastardi predicted. He thinks we should switch from the Safir-Simpson method of intensity which is strictly wind speed, and go with his power and impact measure that's he's been using for years. Makes sense to me.

Posted by: IrishEi at September 14, 2018 06:46 AM (Ri0Ku)

606 601: Huck, been saying that for years. The FBI, CIA, NSA, are weaponized enemies of the citizens of the U.S. Makes you wonder if history should be rewritten.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 14, 2018 06:46 AM (KP5rU)

607 A little town called New Bern, NC recorded 10 foot flood levels this morning, according to CNBC. High winds are preventing emergency help for those stuck in their attics.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, not a fan of Demofascists at September 14, 2018 06:50 AM (CaRQc)

608 (Did a lot of wells where the Fernie marked the end of the operator's rights. Alberta law allows us to go a few meters into the next formation, so as to be able to pick that boundary on wireline logs.)
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Did not know that the rights stacked vertically, too. Is that shared rights at different depths or a permit issue?

Posted by: Jean at September 14, 2018 06:50 AM (j0Mw7)

609 6:52 AM EDT just north of Raleigh NC and all is well. The eye of the storm has closed to less than 10 miles from Wilmington, is moving at 6 mph and has winds up to 90mph. Storm surges of 7 feet have been reported in Emerald Isle and surges of up to 11 feet are expected. Duke Energy reports 300,000 without power in the coastal regions of the Carolinas.
Here at the Refuge we have winds about what you would expect from a windy day, 10-15 sustained with gusts up to maybe 25 and just enough rain to keep everything well dampened. We have had power, cable and Internet throughout. This may change as the storm comes ashore and tracks across South Carolina but we're not going to get it nearly as bad as those in the storms path. Keep the coasts and South Carolina in your prayers.
This concludes the weather report from the Refuge. The show must go on and I have to go to work tonight, so it's off to bed with me. Later roonz and roonettez, fear no evil!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September 14, 2018 06:52 AM (vbvxt)

610 I am looking at the Generic Congressional polls over at RCP and I am tossing the B$ flag on the "blue wave".


One of them has a D52 R38 sample and it has the dems up by 14+ points. Of course it is going to have the dems up by 14 when you over sample dems by 14. Idiots.


They are just setting themselves up for a huge disappointment again.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at September 14, 2018 06:53 AM (JUOKG)

611 Perhaps we should treat the FBI the same way
Constantine treated the Praetorian Guard, after he won the Battle Of
Milvian Bridge in Rome. Disband it, imprison its leaders, and send its
agents into the furthest parts of the world.





Posted by: Huck Follywood, not a fan of Demofascists at September 14, 2018 06:44 AM

---

Don't forget to decimate them first.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at September 14, 2018 06:55 AM (JUOKG)

612 tromboneing and texting should be illegal!

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 14, 2018 06:55 AM (JFO2v)

613 Huck, saw headlines yesterday of Woowards book bending *the fastest selling, ever*.

Hmm, our tax dollars at work?

Posted by: socalcon at September 14, 2018 06:58 AM (WAnre)

614 Good morning. I had heard of the Polish reinforcements at the Battle of Vienna before. Take a look at a map. Poland in due north of Austria. Not that far of a drive.

Posted by: JAS at September 14, 2018 06:58 AM (3HNOQ)

615 Kavanaugh accuser says that as a 17 year old, she was locked in a room by Kavanaugh and another guy at a party. She felt threatened, but she was able to get out of the room.

From earlier in the comments. I had just read this on twitchy too.
This has got to be an f'ing joke.

Posted by: Bruce at September 14, 2018 06:59 AM (8ikIW)

616
"Huck, saw headlines yesterday of Woowards book bending *the fastest selling, ever*.



Hmm, our tax dollars at work?


Posted by: socalcon"
Yep. Every public library will have at least 20 copies.

Posted by: Ripley at September 14, 2018 07:00 AM (MxEKc)

617 611 Perhaps we should treat the FBI the same way

It proves all government organizations will be corrupted.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 14, 2018 07:01 AM (JFO2v)

618 If your ever want to be considered for the Supreme Court and your 15 years old, keep your hands off the girls! Boys, will that might be a plus.....So think about it children...

Posted by: colin at September 14, 2018 07:04 AM (+2vFZ)

619 615 Kavanaugh accuser says that as a 17 year old, she was locked in a room by Kavanaugh and another guy at a party. She felt threatened, but she was able to get out of the room.

From earlier in the comments. I had just read this on twitchy too.
This has got to be an f'ing joke.
Posted by: Bruce at September 14, 2018 06:59 AM (8ikIW)

It is not a joke. It is evil people doing anything to get to you. The day is coming that every man will be Metooed.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 14, 2018 07:04 AM (JFO2v)

620
I looked at a six acre property not far from New Bern on a tidal creek not far from the Neuse River. If I had bought it, it would have two feet of water in it today and I'd be kicking myself. Most properties in that area are at eight or nine feet elevation.

I suspect that river is going to rise even higher as the rain continues.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 14, 2018 07:05 AM (LOgQ4)

621 618 If your ever want to be considered for the Supreme Court and your 15 years old, keep your hands off the girls! Boys, will that might be a plus.....So think about it children...
Posted by: colin at September 14, 2018 07:04 AM (+2vFZ)

Unless you are a (D)

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 14, 2018 07:05 AM (JFO2v)

622 If your ever want to be considered for the Supreme Court and your 15 years old, keep your hands off the girls! Boys, will that might be a plus.....So think about it children...
Posted by: colin

I think back to some of the goofy crap we did back in our HS and after days. I was once at a pool party and pushed a girl, who had on swimwear, into the pool.

Lock me(too) up!

Posted by: Bruce at September 14, 2018 07:06 AM (8ikIW)

623 "Kavanaugh accuser says that as a 17 year old, she
was locked in a room by Kavanaugh and another guy at a party. She felt
threatened, but she was able to get out of the room.




This has got to be an f'ing joke.




Posted by: Bruce"
That is the best the whole Deme/MSM smear and slander machine could come up with? Locking some girl in a room, probably as a joke, 40 years ago and it probably didn't even happen as described, if at all? The Dem disappoint me.

On the other hand, if that is the worst thing this guy has done in his life, I'm not sure I want him on the Supreme court.

Posted by: Ripley at September 14, 2018 07:06 AM (MxEKc)

624 This has got to be an f'ing joke.
Posted by: Bruce at September 14, 2018 06:59 AM
~~~~~

Yep. It's pathetic. The democrats are truly shameless.

Posted by: IrishEi at September 14, 2018 07:09 AM (Ri0Ku)

625 Well, Fluffy, I don't think I did. But you are right. From now on, as an example, I will say that the allies won the Battle of Midway (/s).

But about that incomplete sentence, since it was a comment of you I was referring to I thought I just needed to remind.
I didn't know you had memory problems. My excuses.

Posted by: PhilD at September 14, 2018 07:09 AM (6D2zA)

626 Reading about J Edgar Hoover back in the days gone by. I don't think he was particularly interested in the Constitution either. It was said, he considered he was the government, the President was his in the WH. and knew he better keep his mouth shut.

Posted by: colin at September 14, 2018 07:10 AM (+2vFZ)

627 They are just setting themselves up for a huge disappointment again.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at September 14, 2018 06:53 AM (JUOKG)


YouGov Daily Presidential approval at -6 for RV, down from -14 in the height of the McVain Funeral Barrage. If only they would poll likely voters I bet he'd be even.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, not a fan of Demofascists at September 14, 2018 07:10 AM (CaRQc)

628 Morning y'all

Posted by: wing at September 14, 2018 07:11 AM (JFzNN)

629 If the Kavanaugh story is what DiFi sent the FBI someone needs to take a serious look at his accuser. If she has spent the last 30+ years incensed about this she may have a problem. Psychiatric help is needed.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at September 14, 2018 07:13 AM (N3JsI)

630 Congressional Generic Ballot at D+3, according to YouGov yesterday. The rule of thumb used to be something like D+5 meant Dems would increase seats and any less meant GOP expansion.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, not a fan of Demofascists at September 14, 2018 07:13 AM (CaRQc)

631 626 Reading about J Edgar Hoover back in the days gone by. I don't think he was particularly interested in the Constitution either. It was said, he considered he was the government, the President was his in the WH. and knew he better keep his mouth shut.
Posted by: colin at September 14, 2018 07:10 AM (+2vFZ)

from FBI website

This was a time when America needed a new kind of agency to protect and defend against rampant crime

bullshit!

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 14, 2018 07:13 AM (JFO2v)

632 Good morning. I had heard of the Polish reinforcements at the Battle of Vienna before. Take a look at a map. Poland in due north of Austria. Not that far of a drive.
Posted by: JAS

On horseback, krackow to Vienna isn't an easy ride. Be a nice motorcycle trip today.

Krackow is a very nice city, IMHO the best in eastern Europe for travel lers

Posted by: Jean at September 14, 2018 07:15 AM (j0Mw7)

633 Anyone see the video on Fb of the kid eating cocoa powder because he thought it was Hersey's Chocolate? His mom tells him no, he tries it anyway, and him mom tells him he might want to believe her the next time.

The scolds are out in full force ragging on the mom for what POSSIBLY COULD HAVE HAPPENED TO ONE CHILD 3,000 years ago.

Sheesh. Those people can suck the fun out of playing with a steel cube because of the "what if's".

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2018 07:16 AM (hxucZ)

634 Last night I dreamed Brett Kavanaugh called me filthy names.

Any man I would imagine doing that should never be allowed on the Supreme Court.

Trump should withdraw this nomination NOW!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 14, 2018 07:17 AM (oVJmc)

635 Kreepy Kavanaugh Kreepy Kavanaugh RAAWWK!

Posted by: Propaganda Parrot at September 14, 2018 07:17 AM (d8QVZ)

636 Trolls will be by later to keep us up to date on Nike's stock price and Martha McSally's latest polling in Arizona. I hope Nike goes out of business, McSally goes to the Senate, and Trump can celebrate newly named Speaker Jim Jordan or Devin Nunes come November.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, not a fan of Demofascists at September 14, 2018 07:18 AM (CaRQc)

637 Kavanaugh accuser says that as a 17 year old, she
was locked in a room by Kavanaugh and another guy at a party. She felt
threatened, but she was able to get out of the room.



From earlier in the comments. I had just read this on twitchy too.

This has got to be an f'ing joke.






Posted by: Bruce at September 14, 2018 06:59 AM

---

Then why in the fvck did she retain a "#meetoo" lawyer?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at September 14, 2018 07:18 AM (JUOKG)

638 I am trying hard not to laugh at the Kavanaugh at 17 story - a true Peggy Lee moment, "is that all there is?" The Dems are making themselves out to be as ridiculous as we think they are. We need real news like what's going on at that observatory in New Mexico!

Posted by: rammajamma at September 14, 2018 07:18 AM (xceTB)

639 New Mexico observatory? Leeloo escaped.

Posted by: JAS at September 14, 2018 07:20 AM (3HNOQ)

640 They are just setting themselves up for a huge disappointment again.

No, they are settings us up for war.

In 2000 they said that the Supreme Court decided for 'W'. In 2004 they also claimed that W was "selected not elected" and "The election was rigged because exit polls had Kerry winning by a landslide". In 2016, "Russia, Russia, Russia".

Each time they lose, they blame the Electoral College and want to have that converted into California and NY deciding which Democrat rules the country.

2016 Was supposed to be the Centennial of the Bolshevik Revolution with Hillary as our Lenin. Trump ruined those fatal plans.

They want us dead. All dead. And in the meantime keep us in as much misery as these souless Sadists can imagine.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at September 14, 2018 07:20 AM (boNFp)

641 Did Kavanaugh sign her yearbook? Because this story is starting to sound familiar.

Posted by: Case, who ponders the neon Red Pegasus atop the Magnolia Building at September 14, 2018 07:21 AM (XWvgx)

642 Battle scene paintings of war long ago are so complicated. You wonder who is fighting who. We live in a different era, with the introduction of gun powder. The artist sure had and eye for detail.

Posted by: colin at September 14, 2018 07:22 AM (+2vFZ)

643 If she has spent the last 30+ years incensed about this she may have a problem. Psychiatric help is needed.
Posted by: never enough caffeine

And for DiFI too.

Posted by: Bruce at September 14, 2018 07:22 AM (8ikIW)

644 Then why in the fvck did she retain a "#meetoo" lawyer?
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman



So she can't be questioned.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2018 07:22 AM (hxucZ)

645 639 I've got Nellie Ohr'ss ham radio transmitter location in the office pool.

Posted by: rammajamma at September 14, 2018 07:22 AM (xceTB)

646 In 2000 they said that the Supreme Court decided for 'W'.

Remember that the press kept counting and W won again. The SC did not not make W pres, they just said the FL count was correct.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 14, 2018 07:22 AM (JFO2v)

647 Battle scene paintings of war long ago are so complicated. You wonder
who is fighting who. We live in a different era, with the introduction
of gun powder. The artist sure had and eye for detail.


The hard part is getting everybody to keep still.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 14, 2018 07:24 AM (oVJmc)

648 John Huber, please report to your office.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, not a fan of Demofascists at September 14, 2018 07:24 AM (CaRQc)

649 I also heard that crazy Kavanaugh kid wore different colored socks to school one day - can't be trusted!

Posted by: rammajamma at September 14, 2018 07:25 AM (xceTB)

650 I also heard that crazy Kavanaugh kid wore different colored socks to school one day - can't be trusted!
Posted by: rammajamma

And even at the age of 20, he would tell "dad jokes" and think they were funny

Posted by: Bruce at September 14, 2018 07:27 AM (8ikIW)

651 IIRC, they had gunpowder at the time.

Posted by: JAS at September 14, 2018 07:27 AM (3HNOQ)

652 IIRC, they had gunpowder at the time.
Posted by: JAS

Sadly, the gun had not been invented yet. The combatants would take handfuls of gunpowder and through it at the enemy hoping to blind them. Then get stabby with a sword.

Posted by: Bruce at September 14, 2018 07:30 AM (8ikIW)

653 NOOD!

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at September 14, 2018 07:30 AM (81OU+)

654 Through showed be THROW.

Posted by: Bruce at September 14, 2018 07:30 AM (8ikIW)

655 Trump can celebrate newly named Speaker Jim Jordan or Devin Nunes come November.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, not a fan of Demofascists at September 14, 2018 07:18 AM (CaRQc)


I want Devin Nunes to be the new Attorney General. I respect JackStraw a great deal for the research he does which our dickweed journalists are too lazy and dumb to do, but he misled me badly when he advised us to sit back and enjoy things when the first OIG report came out. First of all the summary of that was written by one of many dishonest people in the DOJ who gave Schmuck Schumer talking points that there was nothing to see here even though the data deeper in the report said otherwise. Second, whatever referrals came out of that are being slow walked by those slugs, Horowitz and Huber, so that nothing happens for any of us to enjoy. Meanwhile the Grand Inquisitor Mueller wrecking ball continues to swing in real time with no check on him.

This is all the responsibility of Jeff Sessions, a small man for a big job.

Posted by: Captain Hate at September 14, 2018 07:32 AM (y7DUB)

656 I'm really impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your blog.

Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself?
Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it is rare to see a great blog like this one nowadays.

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