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So what kind of day have y'all been having? Little is going to be in high school next year, so today was another “shadow day”, where he attends a prospective school and experiences “a day in the life” so to speak. Speaking of schools, wherever this one is, I don't think they're graduating many engineers:

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A Smart Military Blog

The U.S. Navy Has Forgotten What It’s Like to Fight


The Great War’s maritime battle has much to teach a U.S. Navy that has faced no peer in battle since World War II, and not even the prospect of an enemy since the Soviet Navy’s demise in 1991. The U.S. Navy has fallen into some of the same vices that bedeviled the Royal Navy by the turn of the 20th century, and that were exposed at the Battle of Jutland in 1916.


Elisha Rice Reed: The Wounded Wisconsinite Who Witnessed Pickett’s Charge

Pretty remarkable story. Gotta love a guy who gets shot in the thigh, looks down, thinks “No arterial blood, I better run, the Rebs are coming”. Wounded five times, he survived the war and went on to raise a family and live a full life. Sounds like he lived through hell on Earth during the second and third day's battle, however.


Science!


The Tweet Box

Anyone who uses Twitter knows that it is busy killing its cash cow in the name of social justice. Here's two perspectives:

Twitter Slides Further into Irrelevancy

Twitter Banned Me For Literally No Reason, But In The End They’ll Lose

I like how Jesse Kelly put it on Tucker Carlson: “Pretty soon Twitter will be nothing but a couple of bitter lesbians yelling at each other because one of them accidentally got a boyfriend”.


2ND AMENDMENT


Here is the always entertaining Larry Correia on the Congressman who said the govt. would nuke gun owners if they didn't turn in their weapons. The whole thing is well written and enjoyable, but I especially liked this part:

A friend of mine who is a political activist said something interesting the other day, and that was for most people on the left political violence is a knob, and they can turn the heat up and down, with things like protests, and riots, all the way up to destruction of property, and sometimes murder… But for the vast majority of folks on the right, it’s an off and on switch. And the settings are Vote or Shoot Fucking Everybody.

Seems pretty accurate to me. I don't want it to happen. In fact, I'd give just about anything to prevent Civil War 2.0 from breaking out. But if it does....fuck you. War.


Ahoy Captain Kristol!

Last week we had an ocean liner being sawed in half. Here's a time lapse of one being built from the keel up.

Sex

I've had a couple of people request that I feature more pictures of boob bees. Not my cup of tea, but OK.

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And just for the gals, here's a guy showing off his bee-ner

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Knock yourselves out.


Good To Have Around

The Kind of Men Who Carry Pocketknives

The article doesn't say it, but I'm willing to bet this demographic skews pretty heavily our way politically.

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Posted by: Max BOOThole at November 29, 2018 09:28 PM (BqBId)

2 Hiya

Posted by: ALH at November 29, 2018 09:30 PM (cS3Yq)

3 hi

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 29, 2018 09:30 PM (oGNNA)

4 Hey! Who knew I'd make top ten?

Posted by: Dr Alice at November 29, 2018 09:32 PM (LaT54)

5 Thanks for the ONT.

In the education graphic, putting aside the idea that people are cogs in some vast machine, why are parents the smallest cog?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2018 09:32 PM (bWRHr)

6 I have ruled that only my comment can be first!

Posted by: Hawaiian Judge on the 9th Circus Kangaroo Kourt of App-Eels at November 29, 2018 09:32 PM (pkeCj)

7 Edumacation works!

Posted by: DR.WTF? at November 29, 2018 09:32 PM (T71PA)

8 Both of the "Bee people" look like they're more than a tad uncomfortable.

Posted by: Surfperch at November 29, 2018 09:34 PM (pkeCj)

9 bee boobs?

bee schlong?

It seems to me that those two are making unwise decisions.


I would not feel comfortable with them giving me investment advice or mowing my lawn.

Posted by: shibumi at November 29, 2018 09:35 PM (fUnZ7)

10
The Bonehead Institute of Gridlock Engineering

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 29, 2018 09:35 PM (pNxlR)

11 There is no space to get a "Get out of Gulag card."

Posted by: A. Solzhenitzen at November 29, 2018 09:37 PM (3HNOQ)

12 Anybody watch that Zappa movie about the Roxy concert? Boy does that bring back some memories.

Posted by: Pete Seria at November 29, 2018 09:37 PM (7ZQe3)

13

In the education graphic, putting aside the idea that people are cogs in some vast machine, why are parents the smallest cog?

The funny part of that sign is that with three gears connected together as shown, they will not be able to turn at all.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 29, 2018 09:38 PM (HaL55)

14 Speaking of schools, wherever this one is, I don't think they're graduating many engineers:

Or mechanics.

Posted by: Agitator at November 29, 2018 09:39 PM (atO6j)

15 There is no space to get a "Get out of Gulag card."
Exactly comrade! And there you see the beauty of the Soviet system! Everyone stays a Zek. And they like it!

Posted by: Weirddave at November 29, 2018 09:39 PM (JP6CH)

16 They just need tot change the caption to :

Education is important. Don't work against each other.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 29, 2018 09:39 PM (Ik+Dg)

17 The funny part of that sign is that with three gears connected together as shown, they will not be able to turn at all.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 29, 2018 09:38 PM (HaL55)

Valid. I noticed that after I went back and looked again.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2018 09:40 PM (bWRHr)

18 The U.S. Navy Has Forgotten What It's Like to Fight
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They're honing their ramming skills.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 29, 2018 09:40 PM (gdP3k)

19 They just need tot change the caption to :

Education is important. Don't work against each other.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 29, 2018 09:39 PM (Ik+Dg)


But it's such a pretty graphic.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at November 29, 2018 09:40 PM (T71PA)

20 Yeah, generals and admirals love those thousand mile screwdrivers.

Posted by: butch at November 29, 2018 09:40 PM (hXu8T)

21 I remember when I was in college, there was a board game called "Class Struggle" that was sold in the student union bookstore. I never played it, though.

Posted by: rickl at November 29, 2018 09:41 PM (sdi6R)

22 Pic - AOP's transmission.

Posted by: Cogs at November 29, 2018 09:41 PM (Pu/Kw)

23 18 The U.S. Navy Has Forgotten What It's Like to Fight
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They're honing their ramming skills.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 29, 2018 09:40 PM (gdP3k)

So we just need to bring back war galleys.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2018 09:41 PM (bWRHr)

24 What kind of bees give milk?

Boobies

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 29, 2018 09:41 PM (Ik+Dg)

25 Bee Boob A Lu La

Posted by: mercenary13 at November 29, 2018 09:41 PM (2XQ0T)

26 Wasn't there something about bees, and honey, linked from the day's chimppost?

Also, *hugs* to shibumi. No bees involved.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 29, 2018 09:41 PM (t+qrx)

27 Pic - AOP's transmission.
Posted by: Cogs at November 29, 2018 09:41 PM (Pu/Kw)


After he "fixed" it.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at November 29, 2018 09:42 PM (T71PA)

28 The funny part of that sign is that with three gears connected together as shown, they will not be able to turn at all.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 29, 2018 09:38 PM (HaL55)


It's the parents who are gumming up the works. Isn't that always the case?

Posted by: RickZ at November 29, 2018 09:43 PM (Y8PSl)

29 18 The U.S. Navy Has Forgotten What It's Like to Fight

We would like a word with you.

Posted by: The Seals at November 29, 2018 09:43 PM (LOq4H)

30 That is the transmission gear pattern on the Trabant.

Posted by: Roy at November 29, 2018 09:44 PM (ABjxW)

31 They're honing their ramming skills.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 29, 2018 09:40 PM (gdP3k)

So we just need to bring back war galleys.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2018 09:41 PM (bWRHr)


That was always my favorite part of playing Civilization - losing a destroyer to a some schmuck's veteran trireme from 2000 years earlier.

fwipfwipfwip *bloop*

Posted by: hogmartin at November 29, 2018 09:45 PM (t+qrx)

32

Valid. I noticed that after I went back and looked again.

The biggest gear should be labeled "Teachers Union."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 29, 2018 09:45 PM (HaL55)

33
Carry on, Jupiter! (Yikes)

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 29, 2018 09:45 PM (oGNNA)

34 Years ago my wife and I saw a sad news story about a child falling on a escalator and strangling when her hood string was caught in the step. My wife said the kid would not have died if I'd been there because I always carry a knife.

Posted by: Cosda at November 29, 2018 09:45 PM (+ABud)

35 I'm angry that I was reminded of the captured Navy crews actions with the Iranians.

I'm still ashamed.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at November 29, 2018 09:45 PM (Ik+Dg)

36 12 Anybody watch that Zappa movie about the Roxy concert? Boy does that bring back some memories.
Posted by: Pete Seria at November 29, 2018 09:37 PM (7ZQe3)
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Is that the album whence "Roxy and Elsewhere"?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 29, 2018 09:46 PM (kQs4Y)

37 The gear graphic was made by an education major who couldn't get into STEM.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 29, 2018 09:46 PM (oVJmc)

38 fwipfwipfwip *bloop*
Posted by: hogmartin at November 29, 2018 09:45 PM (t+qrx)

More like: *bonk* *Bonk* *bubble* *bubble*

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2018 09:46 PM (bWRHr)

39 My day: got to hospital at oh dark five thirty. Got a full right knee arthroplasty, new knee. It hurts. Waiting for the ONT so I can post one whine and one whine only. Hubby has been great. Home tomorrow to be lazy in my new lazy boy. Love all of you. Now to read always awesome content!

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at November 29, 2018 09:46 PM (dhIyo)

40 Evening Horde!

Even though the article about being ill prepared to fight references the Royal Navy, parallels can be loosely drawn to our Navy.

Recently separated Navy son reports that MUCH more time was spent on diversity and inclusion topics than on gunnery, navigation and damage control. The most dangerous part of his tours was during live fire exercises with newbie sailors manning the .50 cals or M16s.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2018 09:48 PM (9rIkM)

41 22 Pic - AOP's transmission.
Posted by: Cogs at November 29, 2018 09:41 PM


Her three gear chambers of government

Posted by: Roy at November 29, 2018 09:49 PM (ABjxW)

42 Also, *hugs* to shibumi. No bees involved.Posted by: hogmartin at November 29, 2018 09:45 PM
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Hugs back at you Hogmartin.


I hope Vanya and Penny are both on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge, sleeping in the sun and chasing wand toys.

Posted by: shibumi at November 29, 2018 09:50 PM (fUnZ7)

43 The funny part of that sign is that with three gears connected together as shown, they will not be able to turn at all.


Posted by: BackswardsBoy
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Perhaps a design feature, not a bug. Sad.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2018 09:50 PM (9rIkM)

44 So, how is everyone tonight?

I might mention that I [snipped] which of course led to [snipped], which means of course that there is no way out. Um, [snipped].
Still I suppose some folks here might have happy lives. So, good for you!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 29, 2018 09:50 PM (l9m7l)

45 First the Navy has to learn how to avoid hitting other ships. One thing at a time.

Posted by: josephistan at November 29, 2018 09:50 PM (Izzlo)

46 Anyone hear from Slap today? Interview go well?

Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2018 09:50 PM (9rIkM)

47 39 My day: got to hospital at oh dark five thirty. Got a full right knee arthroplasty, new knee. It hurts. Waiting for the ONT so I can post one whine and one whine only. Hubby has been great. Home tomorrow to be lazy in my new lazy boy. Love all of you. Now to read always awesome content!
Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at November 29, 2018 09:46 PM (dhIyo)

Sounds as if you tolerated the procedure well.

Mine was hell 5 years ago.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 29, 2018 09:50 PM (aA3+G)

48 "The US Navy has forgotten what it's like to fight"
My son, a currant US Navy first class petty officer, disagrees.

Posted by: Dick at November 29, 2018 09:50 PM (SRarZ)

49 Obviously, the Navy's problem is too few trannies.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 29, 2018 09:51 PM (oVJmc)

50 I think the Navy could use some practice. Something in the Strait of Hormuz, Kharg Islands, or near there would be good.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 29, 2018 09:51 PM (EZebt)

51 Come Study Mechanics at the Ocasio-Cortez School!

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at November 29, 2018 09:53 PM (L01V2)

52 Neil Degrasse Tyson prefers to think of Jupiter as 'caressing' the asteroids into line.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 29, 2018 09:53 PM (oVJmc)

53 It's a cartoon, not a technical manual.

Posted by: josephistan at November 29, 2018 09:53 PM (Izzlo)

54 You know about Strategic Nuclear Submarines, right. "Boomers". They go out for 6 months at a time. Big boats. 180 men go out. 90 couples come back.

Posted by: JAS at November 29, 2018 09:53 PM (3HNOQ)

55 a sad news story about a child falling on a escalator and strangling when her hood string was caught in the step

I heard an urban legend about some kid with ADHD (perhaps retroactively diagnosed) who caught a cold. Parents tried some remedy involving boiling water, to humidify kid's bronchials. Then they gave up and left the kid on the kid's own.

The kid, unable to sleep, tried to follow the steps which parents had taken: boiled some water.

The kid passed out in the bathroom and didn't survive.

I diagnose that kid, not with ADHD; but with being very smart for a seven year old. But, still, a seven year old.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 29, 2018 09:54 PM (ykYG2)

56 I identify as First!

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 29, 2018 09:54 PM (QLvwG)

57 If the Chinese steal the IP represented in the cog arrangement--whoo boy, then we'd be in real trouble.

Posted by: Miklos, frustrated inventor at November 29, 2018 09:54 PM (zCyNd)

58 We keep you alive to serve this ship. Row well, and live.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 29, 2018 09:56 PM (aKsyK)

59 53 It's a cartoon, not a technical manual.

Gary Larsen "Forgive me, for I have placed hominids and dinosaurs in the same epoch."

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at November 29, 2018 09:56 PM (LOq4H)

60 Sounds as if you tolerated the procedure well.


Percocet for the win.

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at November 29, 2018 09:57 PM (dhIyo)

61 Hmmm. Wasn't that Quintus Arias?

Posted by: JAS at November 29, 2018 09:57 PM (3HNOQ)

62 That lady covered with bugs is at least a Bee- cup.

Posted by: JoeF. at November 29, 2018 09:58 PM (Sf1KM)

63 Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at November 29, 2018 09:46 PM (dhIyo)

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Mom worked at Gouverneur Morris H.S in the Bronx.

And a prayer for your immediate and complete healing.

Prayed for slapweasel today too.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 29, 2018 09:58 PM (EZebt)

64 Rubber gears?

Posted by: Buffalobob at November 29, 2018 09:58 PM (RNoZj)

65

A hundred and eighty men sailed up
From the San Francisco Bay
Rolled off of their ship and here's what they had to say
We're calling everyone to ride along
To another shore
Where we can laugh our lives away
And be free once more
But no one heard them calling
No one came at all
'Cause they were too busy watching those old raindrops fall

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 29, 2018 09:58 PM (aKsyK)

66 Hmmm. Wasn't that Quintus Arias?
Posted by: JAS at November 29, 2018 09:57 PM (3HNOQ)


Nah, MMCS(SS) Whatsisname.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 29, 2018 09:59 PM (t+qrx)

67 If that's real, I kinda hope Jupiter sticks around.

Posted by: t-bird at November 29, 2018 09:59 PM (Ydn2k)

68 Oh I don't think anyone wants to know what my day was like. I wanted to kill someone. I swear.. only thing that keeps me going is knowing I only have one more year at the shithole I call my job.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 29, 2018 10:01 PM (dUJdY)

69 I'm wondering if REAR ADMIRAL BILLY KRISTOL is sharing a 1st class suite with SEAMAN JEFF FLAKE.
Or does he share FLAKES SEMEN on the POOP DECK???

I know. I deplore myself.

Posted by: SUG at November 29, 2018 10:01 PM (dMrJJ)

70 Reminds me of the History Channel show where they answered the question "What if the Moon disappeared?"

Posted by: JAS at November 29, 2018 10:01 PM (3HNOQ)

71 The article about men who carry pocket knives was nice.

The Bee pictures gave me the willies.

Oh, and Good Evening, Friends in grey boxes!

Posted by: ALH at November 29, 2018 10:02 PM (cS3Yq)

72 A few questions.

If the teachers and the parents are grinding in opposite directions, what happens to the students?

What motivation would bees have to land en masse on a human body except to repel it as an invader? Are these people who have conditioned themselves to have an immunity to the venom in the sting?

How is Jupiter shepherding anything? I don't see it. We should just send in a few nukes to ignite it into a second sun to stave off the next mini ice age.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 29, 2018 10:02 PM (/qEW2)

73 60 Sounds as if you tolerated the procedure well.


Percocet for the win.
Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at November 29, 2018 09:57 PM (dhIyo)

Good on you. It didn't do much for me.

And the thing I was really looking forward to the surgery. Most days I regret it. Don't skimp on your PT.

Best wishes on your recovery

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 29, 2018 10:02 PM (aA3+G)

74 We keep you alive to serve this ship. Row well, and live.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 29, 2018 09:56 PM (aKsyK)

This should be inscribed in the main hall of the DOJ.

Posted by: Miklos, motivational life coach at November 29, 2018 10:02 PM (zCyNd)

75
What a great article. I've carried a pocketknife- typically a 3" Victorinox Executive (sadly, not the same one, thanks TSA) since I was 8 back in the '70s. As did my Daddy, except he carried a folding 3 blade Buck, and his Daddy, etc. etc. We were all rural people and they got used *constantly*. It's such a great tool. I'm never without one.

But the real points are:
1. I've worked IT in several places, now in network security for a DoD contractor. Silly Valley and Twitter notwithstanding, IT guys are almost universally conservative and the vast majority carry pocketknives.
2. I can't tell you how many times, now that I live in outer suburbia, that I've pulled it out to address some issue and looked up to find quizzical faces all around. Some of us can do, some of us have to pick up the phone. I refuse to be beholden to anyone. You poor plushbottoms.

On the plus side, if you do run across someone who carries- especially in urban settings, where it's unusual- you can be damn sure they're likely a kindred spirit.

Posted by: jim at November 29, 2018 10:02 PM (qfrtL)

76 Thank you Sanfran. Prayers to Slap as well. Gouverneur was quite an interesting part of the Am Rev. Reported to be a rake and a playa

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at November 29, 2018 10:02 PM (dhIyo)

77 The Parents and the teachers are gonna clash!

Posted by: DBCooper at November 29, 2018 10:02 PM (bttOm)

78 Her three gear chambers of government
Posted by: Roy at November 29, 2018 09:49 PM (ABjxW)


Be nice to Ocasio-Cortez. When she made that comment she had only been allowed in three rooms and thought that was all there was

Posted by: Kindltot at November 29, 2018 10:02 PM (mUa7G)

79 Oh I don't think anyone wants to know what my day was like. I wanted to kill someone. I swear.. only thing that keeps me going is knowing I only have one more year at the shithole I call my job.
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 29, 2018 10:01 PM (dUJdY)

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Sorry to hear Jewells. I hope your shop takes off so you can bolt that place, unless that's when your retirement kicks in.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 29, 2018 10:03 PM (ffYR/)

80 Ah, is that what the end of the rope looks like. Good to know.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 29, 2018 10:03 PM (l9m7l)

81 Reminds me of the History Channel show where they answered the question "What if the Moon disappeared?"
Posted by: JAS at November 29, 2018 10:01 PM (3HNOQ)


"The Man Who Could Work Miracles" -- H.G. Wells

Posted by: DR.WTF? at November 29, 2018 10:04 PM (T71PA)

82 Is that the album whence "Roxy and Elsewhere"?

Yup, the whole album. Including the big dance party at the end, stripper included.

Posted by: Pete Seria at November 29, 2018 10:04 PM (7ZQe3)

83 We should just send in a few nukes to ignite it into a second sun to stave off the next mini ice age.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 29, 2018 10:02 PM (/qEW2)

===

"Something Wonderful!"
--Arthur C. Clarke

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 29, 2018 10:04 PM (EZebt)

84 71 The article about men who carry pocket knives was nice.

The Bee pictures gave me the willies.

Oh, and Good Evening, Friends in grey boxes!

Posted by: ALH at November 29, 2018 10:02 PM (cS3Yq)d

I carry a pocket knife, I also have one in each of my vehicles.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 29, 2018 10:04 PM (aA3+G)

85 The funny part of that sign is that with three gears connected together as shown, they will not be able to turn at all.

Yes, that's why it was up there. Was also the logo for my machining department at school. It's amazing how often you see it.

Posted by: t-bird at November 29, 2018 10:05 PM (Ydn2k)

86 And that Ruth Underwood sure has a nice set of mallets.

Posted by: Pete Seria at November 29, 2018 10:05 PM (7ZQe3)

87 82 Is that the album whence "Roxy and Elsewhere"?

Yup, the whole album. Including the big dance party at the end, stripper included.
Posted by: Pete Seria at November 29, 2018 10:04 PM (7ZQe3)

Love the Pygmy Twylite

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 29, 2018 10:06 PM (aA3+G)

88 I carry a pocket knife, I also have one in each of my vehicles.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 29, 2018 10:04 PM (aA3+G)


I carry a nail file. Does that count?

Posted by: ALH at November 29, 2018 10:06 PM (cS3Yq)

89 Oh I don't think anyone wants to know what my day
was like. I wanted to kill someone. I swear.. only thing that keeps me
going is knowing I only have one more year at the shithole I call my
job.

Posted by: Jewells45
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Bummer. I hear you - I feel that way most days. Two months to go for me. Hang in there girl.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2018 10:06 PM (9rIkM)

90 54 You know about Strategic Nuclear Submarines, right. "Boomers". They go out for 6 months at a time. Big boats. 180 men go out. 90 couples come back.

Posted by: JAS at November 29, 2018 09:53 PM (3HNOQ)

Feel free to go tell that Joke in a bar at a Sub base...

Just let me know where to send your remains first.

Posted by: Don Q at November 29, 2018 10:06 PM (NgKpN)

91 Good evening, Horde!

Thanks for the timely gift idea, WD. I've got a couple of people on my gift list for whom Commiepoly is perfect.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 29, 2018 10:07 PM (TdMsT)

92 We should just send in a few nukes to ignite it into a second sun to stave off the next mini ice age.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 29, 2018 10:02 PM (/qEW2)


What could go wrong?

Posted by: DR.WTF? at November 29, 2018 10:07 PM (T71PA)

93 I seem to remember reading a Discover magazine article from many many moons ago saying that the size and placement of Jupiter is one of the foundational reasons for the development of life on Earth. It has a tendency to suck in and capture large, inward bound bodies rather than letting them play pinball with the inner planets.

One of the first times I remember thinking that, with all of these crazy coincidences that allowed life to flourish on earth, it makes one wonder if they are not coincidences.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2018 10:07 PM (bWRHr)

94 Last year, Galveston was host to a North American Beekeeper Convention.

Approximately fifteen hundred in attendance.

I think they could keep up with Russians in the drinking arena, and no, I'm not kidding about that, either. Olympic Class Drinkers, and a some truly crazy, fun people.

I learned a lot about their industry, and they earn that drinkage, bee lieve me. A combination of Eisenhower talent at the logistics of being in a certain time and place, ON time and with NO excuses.

Capital expenditures out the wazoo. It's not the hives, those "white boxes" that are the expense.

It's the equipment to move them to where they've gotta be, no matter if it's four states away, and muddy fields can NOT stop the deliveries thereof. And, so, they've got tractors for every condition, including amphibians.

And all with fragile, living cargo which is highly sensitive to all manner of environmental risks.

Their entire lives and careers are a high wire act, and they know it. They seem to thrive on it, too. Well, they do. Their livers suffer, I'd imagine.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at November 29, 2018 10:07 PM (QzJWU)

95 I am thinking of that seminal movie, Invasion of the Bee Girls.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 29, 2018 10:08 PM (mUa7G)

96 Two months to go for me. Hang in there girl.
Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2018 10:06 PM (9rIkM)

I have 2 years, 7 months and 5 days to go.

Not that I'm counting or anything.

Posted by: ALH at November 29, 2018 10:08 PM (cS3Yq)

97 The Globull Warming nonsense has always been amusing to me.
If we would just drive our SUV'S with the windows down and the AC on FULL BLAST......

PROBLEM SOLVED.

Posted by: SUG at November 29, 2018 10:08 PM (dMrJJ)

98 evening folks

Posted by: wing at November 29, 2018 10:09 PM (JFzNN)

99 Boob-bee Girl is a bit of a butterface, but probably still a One when the bees go home.


Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at November 29, 2018 10:09 PM (8iiMU)

100 Best wishes on your recovery MisHum

I appreciate it. The blog will help keep sane. I will do all the PT.

Sorry Jewells for your frustration. I can recommend your items to the Horde, I have bought several and you do quality work.

I actually asked my son in law for a good POCKET knife for Christmas, the personal protection kind not the cool gadget kind.

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at November 29, 2018 10:10 PM (dhIyo)

101 97 The Globull Warming nonsense has always been amusing to me.
If we would just drive our SUV'S with the windows down and the AC on FULL BLAST......

PROBLEM SOLVED.
Posted by: SUG at November 29, 2018 10:08 PM (dMrJJ)

The thing that is more horrifying to me is the ones who actually come up with actual ideas (other than just giving the government more power) like shooting particulates into the atmosphere or deploying solar shades, or trying to lock carbon dioxide up.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2018 10:10 PM (bWRHr)

102 96 Two months to go for me. Hang in there girl.
Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2018 10:06 PM (9rIkM)

I have 2 years, 7 months and 5 days to go.

Not that I'm counting or anything.
Posted by: ALH at November 29, 2018 10:08 PM (cS3Yq)

Not if you shank the boss with that nail file

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 29, 2018 10:10 PM (aA3+G)

103

Sorry to hear Jewells. I hope your shop takes off so you can bolt that place, unless that's when your retirement kicks in.


Me too. I'll be doing my part since B'Gal loves the jewelry I got for her from Jewells for her birfday. She wants some more for Christmas.
Look for another order from down here real soon, Jewells.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 29, 2018 10:11 PM (HaL55)

104 Students are masters, and teachers and parents are slaves. Excellent point.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at November 29, 2018 10:11 PM (YteeQ)

105 I carry a nail file. Does that count?
Posted by: ALH at November 29, 2018 10:06 PM (cS3Yq)


I set the bar of civilization at: could you shave paper-thin slices of Emmentaler or Manchego Viejo using only what you have with you at this moment?

If not, why even bother with the whole coming down from the trees gig?

Posted by: hogmartin at November 29, 2018 10:11 PM (t+qrx)

106

NOT THE BEES!!!

Posted by: nicolas cage at November 29, 2018 10:12 PM (LkFnL)

107 Lame introductory comment goes here.

Posted by: generic mindful webworker at November 29, 2018 10:13 PM (9bnvQ)

108 I set the bar of civilization at: could you shave paper-thin slices of Emmentaler or Manchego Viejo using only what you have with you at this moment?


Seriously dude, get a pedicure.

Posted by: Miklos, blech at November 29, 2018 10:13 PM (zCyNd)

109 My father served on a resupply ship in the Pacific during WW II, and worked on the refrigeration engines. During the late unpleasantness with the the North Vietnamese, he was advised that he could be reactivated. Why? Because the Navy had forgotten how to maintain that particular ship. Luckily for the Navy, somebody figured out there was not enough room for him and the engines. (Take this story with a box of salt. The old boy was known to stretch the truth to near the breaking point on occasion.)

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at November 29, 2018 10:14 PM (meHuO)

110 maybe those gears work in Barack Obama's 4th Dimension

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at November 29, 2018 10:14 PM (L01V2)

111 The funny part of that sign is that with three gears connected together as shown, they will not be able to turn at all.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 29, 2018 09:38 PM (HaL55)

that's a feature, not a bug.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 29, 2018 10:14 PM (fDU8w)

112 the same unworkable gear configuration was used as a symbol for Obama's stimulus projects. Leading us to great prosperity in the factories and fields. Forward!

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at November 29, 2018 10:14 PM (oAY8z)

113 I'll never make the top 100 on the ONT. too much great content.
Well done!

Posted by: Diogenes at November 29, 2018 10:14 PM (0tfLf)

114 How is Jupiter shepherding anything? I don't see it.

The pull of Jupiter's gravitational field does all the work. Just like pulling on my penis works. That's it, touch Black Science Man's dingus.

Posted by: Neil Degrasse Tyson - girls go to Venus to touch my penis at November 29, 2018 10:15 PM (H5knJ)

115 Great articles today!

I carry a small Case XX, a Bucklite and a razor knife every time I put on my pants.

Posted by: Ex-ex at November 29, 2018 10:15 PM (iqbyW)

116 Pic - AOP's transmission.
Posted by: Cogs at November 29, 2018 09:41 PM (Pu/Kw)

LOL! Good thing I had already swallowed my drink. Too true.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 29, 2018 10:15 PM (fDU8w)

117

Do be a Do Bee.

Don't be a Don't Bee.

Do bee doo bee do, be do bee do bee.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 29, 2018 10:16 PM (HaL55)

118 Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 29, 2018 10:03 PM (ffYR/)

Thank you. I hope by then my business is doing well enough I won't notice the loss of my paycheck.

And thanks to you all for your support. Looking forward to making something special for a loved one. Or just buy something off the shelf so to speak... Someone here steered their wife to my shop (Gator fan)..I'm taking good care of her.

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

119 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1068210757358235649

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1068210876195459074

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1068211008920010753

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1068211140868669440

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1068211266458738694

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

120 Do be a Do Bee.

Don't be a Don't Bee.

Do bee doo bee do, be do bee do bee.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 29, 2018 10:16 PM (HaL55)

Did someone say doobie?

Posted by: Elon Musk at November 29, 2018 10:17 PM (T71PA)

121 that's a feature, not a bug.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
See 43 -
Perhaps a design feature, not a bug. Sad.


Posted by: Tonypete at November
Great minds and all.


Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2018 10:17 PM (9rIkM)

122 I carry a small Case XX, a Bucklite and a razor knife every time I put on my pants.
Posted by: Ex-ex at November 29, 2018 10:15 PM (iqbyW)


Sharpened toothbrush handle wrapped in electrical tape.

Pants just slow me down.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 29, 2018 10:17 PM (t+qrx)

123 I carry a small Case XX, a Bucklite and a razor knife every time I put on my pants

Idling chainsaw, always get a seat on the bus.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at November 29, 2018 10:18 PM (LOq4H)

124 Well, at least a game of Commieopoly wouldn't drag on for hours and hours like Monopoly. Eventually you'd run out of food ration cards and you'd starve to death.

Posted by: Average Guy at November 29, 2018 10:18 PM (LMcFk)

125 More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1068211385010671616

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1068211535447818241

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1068211658999414784

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1068211783305969666

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1068211933323714560

Posted by: kbdabear at November 29, 2018 10:18 PM (0Ntuf)

126 I heard that joke from my Submariner son. But then, he never worked on a Boomer. He is an attack sub guy.
And no. I am not stupid enough to say joke in a navy bar.

Posted by: JAS at November 29, 2018 10:18 PM (3HNOQ)

127 Bonus Boob GIF

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1068256482943209475

Posted by: kbdabear at November 29, 2018 10:19 PM (0Ntuf)

128 Thanks BB..looking forward to it.

Rant.. I'm doing the job of two people right now. Everything is in fucking Dutch which I neither read nor speak. I can't understand half the instructions. We are 2 weeks behind in invoicing because.. it's in fucking Dutch!! ACK!!! Just get me thru this Lord..please.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 29, 2018 10:20 PM (dUJdY)

129

He is an attack sub guy.

Death from below.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 29, 2018 10:20 PM (HaL55)

130 Then again, in my truck I've always got at least an axe, a hatchet and a tomahawk.

Posted by: Ex-ex at November 29, 2018 10:21 PM (iqbyW)

131 Rant.. I'm doing the job of two people right now. Everything is in fucking Dutch which I neither read nor speak. I can't understand half the instructions. We are 2 weeks behind in invoicing because.. it's in fucking Dutch!! ACK!!! Just get me thru this Lord..please.
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 29, 2018 10:20 PM (dUJdY)

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Have you looked into the more reliable online translation services?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 29, 2018 10:22 PM (ffYR/)

132 One of the first times I remember thinking that, with all of these crazy coincidences that allowed life to flourish on earth, it makes one wonder if they are not coincidences.

You've rediscovered the Anthropic Principle: that this is the universe which allows for life on an Earth somewhere in it.

The Greeks wondered about this too. David Sedley, Creationism and Its Critics in Antiquity.

It's not proof that G-d exists, but it is a necessary first step toward asking the right questions.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 29, 2018 10:22 PM (ykYG2)

133 Andrew McCarthy is a fucking dope...

He writes this...

"...the best explanation of the Trump Tower meeting is that Putin played the
Trump campaign: By simply taking a meeting with the hope of getting
campaign dirt, the candidate (now president) was compromised."

Umm dickhead, Natalia Veletskana and several other Russians at the meeting were barred from entering the country, someone from Obama's state department authorized them to enter the country with the express purpose of taking that meeting.

DID THE NOT PRESIDENT TRUMP ORDER THE THEN PRESIDENT OBAMA'S STATE DEPARTMENT TO LET THIS WOMEN IN????


Oh and Veletskana was working with Fusion GPS.


All these people are dickheads, all of them.

He is right about one thing, Mueller is building a collusion narrative and his investigation is not ending anytime soon.

Posted by: Kreplach at November 29, 2018 10:23 PM (qxq6t)

134 Rant.. I'm doing the job of two people right now. Everything is in fucking Dutch which I neither read nor speak. I can't understand half the instructions. We are 2 weeks behind in invoicing because.. it's in fucking Dutch!! ACK!!! Just get me thru this Lord..please.
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 29, 2018 10:20 PM (dUJdY)

===

Een schande

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 29, 2018 10:23 PM (EZebt)

135 ex ex, must have one hell of a wetstone at your place. damn.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 29, 2018 10:24 PM (KP5rU)

136 > Neil Degrasse Tyson - girls go to Venus to touch my penis

It's amazing how lefties always believe the mob will never turn on them, but it always does. Always.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 29, 2018 10:24 PM (gmGt4)

137 I heard that joke from my Submariner son. But then, he never worked on a Boomer. He is an attack sub guy.
Posted by: JAS at November 29, 2018 10:18 PM (3HNOQ)


Well of course he's a fast boat guy, not some effete toff who needs flushing toilets.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 29, 2018 10:24 PM (t+qrx)

138 I have 2 years, 7 months and 5 days to go.

Not that I'm counting or anything.
Posted by: ALH at November 29, 2018 10:08 PM (cS3Yq)
---------------

14 months, here.

There's a site that allows you to make retirement countdown calendars. Put in projected retirement date and share the URL. Which I helpfully did with my immediate supervisor.

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at November 29, 2018 10:24 PM (WEBkv)

139 Have you looked into the more reliable online translation services?

No but I was told there is a way to translate but honest to God I've been so busy.. balls to wall busy I seriously haven't had time. I just want to learn the invoicing part then I will feel better. I don't even have time to go pee. I know TMI.. lol!

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 29, 2018 10:24 PM (dUJdY)

140 131
Rant.. I'm doing the job of two people right now. Everything is in
fucking Dutch which I neither read nor speak. I can't understand half
the instructions. We are 2 weeks behind in invoicing because.. it's in
fucking Dutch!! ACK!!! Just get me thru this Lord..please.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 29, 2018 10:20 PM (dUJdY)



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Have you looked into the more reliable online translation services?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 29, 2018 10:22 PM (ffYR/)

Maybe you should learn celibate Dutch.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 29, 2018 10:24 PM (8iiMU)

141 Actually, the dude with the bee-nis reminds me of one of those VD pictures in my 10th grade health textbook.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at November 29, 2018 10:25 PM (YteeQ)

142 The Wisconsin Private was a tough son of a bitch wasn't he? When I visit el padrino in central Louisiana, we visit a civil war cemetery off in the woods overlooking the beouf river. There, SSG Stafford of the 1st LA cavalry is laid to rest. This tough bastard's unit was decimated in the 2nd Manassas (I think, don't be hate'n) yet he lived a good fifteen years after the end of Northern Aggression and sired three daughters. no, I'm not related. But my father and I both admire a tough son of a bitch that won't quit.

Posted by: BifBewalskiBot - Jeff Flake is sofa king we Todd did at November 29, 2018 10:25 PM (8ZeGS)

143 > Actually, the dude with the bee-nis reminds me of one of those VD pictures in my 10th grade health textbook.


Worst case of crabs I've ever seen. Too bad the commies don't allow Kwell to be sold anymore.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 29, 2018 10:26 PM (gmGt4)

144 ex ex, must have one hell of a wetstone at your place. damn.
Posted by: chavez the hugo

Stones, steels and files.

Posted by: Ex-ex at November 29, 2018 10:26 PM (iqbyW)

145
67 If that's real, I kinda hope Jupiter sticks around.
Posted by: t-bird at November 29, 2018 09:59 PM (Ydn2k)


That is a nice illustration of the L4 and L5 Lagrangian points and Jupiter's Trojan asteroids that are located there.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 29, 2018 10:26 PM (pNxlR)

146 112 the same unworkable gear configuration was used as a symbol for Obama's stimulus projects. Leading us to great prosperity in the factories and fields. Forward!
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at November 29, 2018 10:14 PM (oAY8z)

It really fucked up the shovels that were ready to go to work.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 29, 2018 10:26 PM (aA3+G)

147

Up up and away in my beautiful balloon...

Posted by: Barack Obama and the Fourth Dimension at November 29, 2018 10:26 PM (aKsyK)

148 The funny part of that sign is that with three gears connected together as shown, they will not be able to turn at all.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 29, 2018 09:38 PM (HaL55)

Those gears will work fine if school funding is tripled.

Posted by: The NEA at November 29, 2018 10:26 PM (0Ntuf)

149 I've been there 30 years. Haven't learned dutch and refuse to. You're in America asshole.. you know when in Rome???

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 29, 2018 10:27 PM (dUJdY)

150 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjQXyov8KPo

Posted by: rickl at November 29, 2018 10:27 PM (sdi6R)

151 Oh well.. I'm of to bed and my heating pad. Night all. Stay safe.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 29, 2018 10:28 PM (dUJdY)

152
Ja, that Larry Correia guy has a way with words, I'll give him that, but I'm not at all sure there would be enough men who could agree long enough to get anything done given the way the Moron Horde argues about every flipping thing.

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 29, 2018 10:29 PM (hrcfq)

153 Worst case of crabs I've ever seen. Too bad the commies don't allow Kwell to be sold anymore.

Permethrin or pyrethrin should take care of that for ya.

Posted by: Ex-ex at November 29, 2018 10:29 PM (iqbyW)

154 Dutch girls need to be punished for having big boobs.

By having them covered in bees.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at November 29, 2018 10:29 PM (YteeQ)

155 You're in America asshole.. you know when in Rome???

Wow h8tr.

Posted by: illeagals, home depot at November 29, 2018 10:29 PM (LOq4H)

156 54 You know about Strategic Nuclear Submarines, right. "Boomers". They go out for 6 months at a time. Big boats. 180 men go out. 90 couples come back.

Posted by: JAS at November 29, 2018 09:53 PM (3HNOQ)

Feel free to go tell that Joke in a bar at a Sub base...

Just let me know where to send your remains first.
Posted by: Don Q at November 29, 2018 10:06

********

I find it tedious to tell Navy guys jokes. It requires too many small words.

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

157


He is right about one thing, Mueller is building a collusion narrative and his investigation is not ending anytime soon.

Yeah, what I don't hear in any reportage of this is the legal definition of "collusion." If collusion is against the law, there's a statute with a number that defines that law.
I have not heard that particular statute mentioned.
Nor have I heard any Republican axe what that is, either.

And I wonder why.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 29, 2018 10:30 PM (HaL55)

158 146 112 the same unworkable gear configuration was used as a symbol for Obama's stimulus projects. Leading us to great prosperity in the factories and fields. Forward!
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at November 29, 2018 10:14 PM (oAY8z)

It really fucked up the shovels that were ready to go to work.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 29, 2018 10:26 PM (aA3+G)


I worked for the state during that "shovel-ready jobs" crap, and was told to look through my funding sources to find ways to hire more state employees under this wasteful initiative. I refused to do it, but most "shovel ready jobs" across the country ended up being in government. Surprise surprise.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 29, 2018 10:30 PM (TdMsT)

159 White man work his whole life so he can quit.

Me, I never start.

Posted by: Samoan Chief Miklos at November 29, 2018 10:31 PM (zCyNd)

160 By having them covered in bees.

I'm gonna guess Kevlar strapless bra under dem beez.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at November 29, 2018 10:31 PM (LOq4H)

161

'Night Jewells45.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 29, 2018 10:31 PM (HaL55)

162
71 The article about men who carry pocket knives was nice.


There was a linked article at the bottom of that to another which spoke of the pronunciation "holler" for "hollow" in Appalachia. And of course that reminded me of "Butcher Holler" in the song "Coal Miner's Daughter" by Loretta Lynn. And wouldn't you know Mrs. Krebs and I watched that very movie not five evenings ago.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 29, 2018 10:31 PM (pNxlR)

163 I bought myself a Case Butterbean knife last year. And I also have a small Swiss Army knife I carry. I got my stepson a serviceable Buck and leather wallet for Christmas last year. I wanted him to have a knife he could use or lose without worry. I have a couple of vintage pocket knives too. One belonged to an old guy that must have loved it. He reground a blade that broke off and patched the broken scale on the side. Had his initials in two places. I figure it doesn't like being turned into a woman's knife so I leave it at home.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at November 29, 2018 10:31 PM (Lqy/e)

164 About 30% of households in California speak Spanish at home. Another 15% speak some other language.

Dutch ain't one of them.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 29, 2018 10:32 PM (EZebt)

165 you know when in Rome???

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 29, 2018 10:27 PM (dUJdY)

TOGA TOGA

Posted by: Miklos, Rush Chairman, damn glad to meet you at November 29, 2018 10:33 PM (zCyNd)

166 Night Horde. As Scarlet says : tomorrow is another day. Be as welll as possible

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at November 29, 2018 10:33 PM (dhIyo)

167 A friend of mine who is a political activist said something interesting the other day, and that was for most people on the left political violence is a knob, and they can turn the heat up and down, with things like protests, and riots, all the way up to destruction of property, and sometimes murder; But for the vast majority of folks on the right, it's an off and on switch. And the settings are Vote or Shoot Fucking Everybody.

Seems pretty accurate to me. I don't want it to happen. In fact, I'd give just about anything to prevent Civil War 2.0 from breaking out. But if it does....fuck you. War.

Posted by: WeirdDave at 09:27 PM


Some things are so profound they bear repeating.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 29, 2018 10:33 PM (3q554)

168 By having them covered in bees.

I'm gonna guess Kevlar strapless bra under dem beez.
Posted by: some rat in the swamp at November 29, 2018 10:31 PM (LOq4H)

Looks like a bright yellow bikini top under the bees. When bees are swarming, they are very docile. You used to see pictures of men with "bee beards".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 29, 2018 10:33 PM (fDU8w)

169 162 "Coal Miner's Daughter" by Loretta Lynn. And wouldn't you know Mrs. Krebs and I watched that very movie not five evenings ago.

One of my favorite movies, too.

Posted by: ALH at November 29, 2018 10:33 PM (cS3Yq)

170 Did you know that dogs and bees can smell fear?!

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at November 29, 2018 10:34 PM (YteeQ)

171 I worked for the state during that "shovel-ready jobs" crap, and was told to look through my funding sources to find ways to hire more state employees under this wasteful initiative. I refused to do it, but most "shovel ready jobs" across the country ended up being in government. Surprise surprise.
Posted by: Ladyl at November 29, 2018 10:30 PM (TdMsT)

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

Around here it was the sign makers for that State that cleaned up. Tons of signs thanking the Stimulus for work that was about to be done. For years.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 29, 2018 10:35 PM (ffYR/)

172 There was a linked article at the bottom of that to another which spoke of the pronunciation "holler" for "hollow" in Appalachia.


They say it different over in Bug Tussle.

City folks.

Posted by: Miklos Clampett at November 29, 2018 10:35 PM (zCyNd)

173
for most people on the left political violence is a knob, and they can turn the heat up and down, with things like protests, and riots, all the way up to destruction of property, and sometimes murder; But for the vast majority of folks on the right, it's an off and on switch. And the settings are Vote or Shoot Fucking Everybody.

The left is analog and the right is digital.

Posted by: Barack Obama and the Fourth Dimension at November 29, 2018 10:36 PM (aKsyK)

174 170 Did you know that dogs and bees can smell fear?!

And women, don't forget the wymenz.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at November 29, 2018 10:36 PM (LOq4H)

175 There's a site that allows you to make retirement
countdown calendars. Put in projected retirement date and share the URL.
Which I helpfully did with my immediate supervisor.

Posted by: Blake
----Clearly you work for a decent firm. I won't say anything until a week after I can go 'cause:

Loss of earned vacation, loss of bonus, loss of earned 401K match, etc. Bastids.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2018 10:36 PM (9rIkM)

176 The Bonehead Institute of Gridlock Engineering
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars


As we approached the (mercifully only) roundabout in town this evening, crowded at peak rush hour (such as it is here in Smallville), I had to wonder...

Is it "gridlock" if it's not a grid pattern?

Circlelock?

Or in tonight's featured case, Meshlock?

"Sorry, Dad, when I said I was getting my degree in Eng, I meant English, not Engineering!"

Posted by: mindful webworker and the geometric conundrum at November 29, 2018 10:36 PM (9bnvQ)

177 One of the first times I remember thinking that, with all of these crazy coincidences that allowed life to flourish on earth, it makes one wonder if they are not coincidences.

I've seen the odds of all those things happening at random calculated - by atheists - at some unimaginably small chance, something like a 1 in 1 x 10^23 chance. Basically impossible. One of the famous evangelical atheists (guys like Richard Dawkins, but I forget which one) said that it was the only thing that caused him to doubt his atheism.

Posted by: Weirddave at November 29, 2018 10:37 PM (JP6CH)

178
Around here it was the sign makers for that State that cleaned up. Tons of signs thanking the Stimulus for work that was about to be done. For years.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 29, 2018 10:35 PM (ffYR/)

Thank God the JEF will never be president again. What a gross incompetent.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 29, 2018 10:37 PM (TdMsT)

179 About 30% of households in California speak Spanish at home. Another 15% speak some other language.

Dutch ain't one of them.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 29, 2018 10:32 PM (EZebt)


Ha!

Posted by: Jesus Maria Ze Heung van Rensselaer at November 29, 2018 10:37 PM (zCyNd)

180
One of the first times I remember thinking that, with all of these crazy coincidences that allowed life to flourish on earth, it makes one wonder if they are not coincidences.

Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2018 10:07 PM (bWRHr)

....................

Oh now stop with your good sensieness.

Posted by: Nothing. Blam. Something. No Reason. Just Blam at November 29, 2018 10:38 PM (iF4iV)

181 -- Funny comment goes here --

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 29, 2018 10:38 PM (YEpQs)

182 i thought the orange barrel guys cleaned up on the shovel ready jobs. those fucking barrels sat on the interstates for years, and never fucking moved. no work was ever done. just barrels and signs. total bullshit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 29, 2018 10:38 PM (KP5rU)

183
177 One of the first times I remember thinking that, with all of these crazy coincidences that allowed life to flourish on earth, it makes one wonder if they are not coincidences.

I've seen the odds of all those things happening at random calculated - by atheists - at some unimaginably small chance, something like a 1 in 1 x 10^23 chance. Basically impossible. One of the famous evangelical atheists (guys like Richard Dawkins, but I forget which one) said that it was the only thing that caused him to doubt his atheism.
Posted by: Weirddave at November 29, 2018 10:37 PM (JP6CH)



I always ask an atheist to explain existence.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 29, 2018 10:39 PM (TdMsT)

184 omg not the bees

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at November 29, 2018 10:39 PM (XZ3Gp)

185 Could we have a pic of the boob bee chick without the bees?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 29, 2018 10:39 PM (YEpQs)

186 44 So, how is everyone tonight?
I might mention that I [snipped] which of course led to [snipped], which means of course that there is no way out. Um, [snipped].

80 Ah, is that what the end of the rope looks like. Good to know.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 29, 2018 10:03 PM (l9m7l)


Dude, what is going on?

Please don't make insinuations about rope - we were absolutely helpless when our daughter hung herself last year. I don't want to lose you, too.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at November 29, 2018 10:39 PM (uDcBt)

187 I was just trying to "shepherd her asteroids", if you know what I mean.

Posted by: Neil degrabass Tyson at November 29, 2018 10:40 PM (tQMBN)

188 182, those barrels and signs were the impetus for local GDP growth through speed traps and corrupt local municipalitys.

Posted by: BifBewalskiBot - Jeff Flake is sofa king we Todd did at November 29, 2018 10:40 PM (8ZeGS)

189 just barrels and signs. total bullshit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 29, 2018 10:38 PM (KP5rU)

But the unionized government employees who rolled out those barrels had a barrel of fun.

Posted by: Miklos and his All-Fraulein Polka Allstars at November 29, 2018 10:40 PM (zCyNd)

190 I wanted to say, before I kind of check out and just read the rest of you being witty for tonight, that I just finished my very last quarterly meeting for the Foundation I have worked for the past quarter century.

It's sad, it's weird, it's also wonderful.

Transitions. Wow!

Posted by: Dianna at November 29, 2018 10:41 PM (4tG7v)

191
Off big bang sock

Posted by: Smaug at November 29, 2018 10:41 PM (iF4iV)

192 I've seen the odds of all those things happening at random calculated - by atheists - at some unimaginably small chance, something like a 1 in 1 x 10^23 chance. Basically impossible. One of the famous evangelical atheists (guys like Richard Dawkins, but I forget which one) said that it was the only thing that caused him to doubt his atheism.
Posted by: Weirddave at November 29, 2018 10:37 PM (JP6CH)
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Occam's razor.

Creator.

Or

A bubble was extruded from N dimensional space and from there radiation harmonized blah blah blah blah.



(I might have made that last bit up. Though, I seem to recall someone once postulating the known universe was extruded from another dimension, plane or some such)

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at November 29, 2018 10:41 PM (WEBkv)

193 I've seen the odds of all those things happening at random calculated - by atheists - at some unimaginably small chance, something like a 1 in 1 x 10^23 chance. Basically impossible. One of the famous evangelical atheists (guys like Richard Dawkins, but I forget which one) said that it was the only thing that caused him to doubt his atheism.
Posted by: Weirddave at November 29, 2018 10:37 PM (JP6CH)

I have had that argument with an atheist on abortion: If life is merely a happy accident in which no one planned it and it just happened. Doesn't that make each and every one that much more miraculous?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2018 10:42 PM (bWRHr)

194 all local municipalties are corrupt. i think they all went to school in crook county, il. ours is fucked up corrupt.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 29, 2018 10:42 PM (KP5rU)

195
190 I wanted to say, before I kind of check out and just read the rest of you being witty for tonight, that I just finished my very last quarterly meeting for the Foundation I have worked for the past quarter century.

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You worked for The Foundation?

Posted by: Isaac Asimov at November 29, 2018 10:42 PM (YEpQs)

196
@157
What they are obviously doing is going to say that Trump through the satellites of Stone, Corsi, Cohen, Assange, The Trump tower meeting, the Russians that he indicted for election tampering on social media, other Russians, specifically that chick he indicted and other entities he indicted for "hacking" the DNC and Podestas' emails formed a criminal conspiracy to violate election laws, violate campaign finance laws as well as "defrauded the United States of America."

This is what he's doing, this is the narrative he's building.

He ain't releasing shit until the Democrats take over the House.

And then it's game on.

My money he indicts Don Jr two seconds after the gavel drops making Nancy Pelosi speaker of the house.

Book it.

I hate Jeff Sessions more and more every day.

Posted by: Kreplach at November 29, 2018 10:42 PM (qxq6t)

197 I carry a small Case XX, a Bucklite and a razor knife every time I put on my pants.
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I own a few pocket knives. My daily carry knife is a Skallywag Tactical Privateer. Skallywag Tactical is US Veteran owned and their knives are all made here in the USA with US sourced materials.

Posted by: Jolo at November 29, 2018 10:42 PM (y09j5)

198 Once Twitter is down to a SJW Only Club, they'll start going after each other for the slightest imagined "hate crime"

Leftist losers need to be part of the Twitter mob in order to feel powerful. If they're not screeching for someone to be drawn and quartered, they would have nothing to do.

Posted by: kbdabear at November 29, 2018 10:42 PM (0Ntuf)

199 Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at November 29, 2018 10:41 PM (WEBkv)

To show where my head is at, I keep reading your nic as 'Blake - Tits.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2018 10:43 PM (bWRHr)

200 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdZxiiv2078

Posted by: rickl at November 29, 2018 10:43 PM (sdi6R)

201 Fwiw, Foreign Policy Mag is published by the liberal Carnegie Endowment, and if they had a theme song it would be Peace Love And Understanding; even wiki lists their political leanings as Liberal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCGlwx3L-Xk

That said, of course the Navy has degraded combat readiness, a problem that goes all the way back to the first sentries ever posted. A lack of attacks literally causes loss of alertness over time. And then you get run over by a cargo ship.

Samuel Johnson -- 'Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.'

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 29, 2018 10:43 PM (Z4rgH)

202

B'Gal ordered a book online and one of the free gifts that came with it was a nice pocketknife/vehicle extraction tool with a pocket clip that she gave to me. I carry it everywhere, it's nice and sharp and gets used a lot. Looks kewl too, grey and flat black. I don't feel comfortable without it, since driving down here can be an adventure, and there are so may lakes and ponds everywhere that you never know when you'll need it. It's got a little pointed tool to break car glass and a blade to cut a seatbelt strap with.

It's prominently displayed in my back pocket. Never, ever been asked anything about it even when walking around Tourist Town down here, which I like.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 29, 2018 10:43 PM (HaL55)

203
I always ask an atheist to explain existence.

Ladyl at November 29, 2018 10:39 PM (TdMsT)

.........

I always ask them to explain why nothing made something.

Posted by: Smaug at November 29, 2018 10:44 PM (iF4iV)

204 I terminated my Twitter account this week.

Terminated it. With extreme prejudice.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 29, 2018 10:45 PM (YEpQs)

205 To show where my head is at, I keep reading your nic as 'Blake - Tits.'
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2018 10:43 PM (bWRHr)
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I blame the bees.

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at November 29, 2018 10:46 PM (WEBkv)

206
I always ask them to explain why nothing made something.
Posted by: Smaug at November 29, 2018 10:44 PM (iF4iV)


I think your question is better than mine. I'm stealing it.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 29, 2018 10:46 PM (TdMsT)

207 Dutch is Low German. There's a lot of German in the English language. Substitute "f" for "v" and "v" for "w". Say the whole sentence slowly in English and enough of it will make sense you might understand it. It's the SCandinavian languages that grove me around the bend. Differently accented is the worst.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at November 29, 2018 10:46 PM (meHuO)

208 My husband has a benchmade knife. I thought he was insane to spend that kind of money. Then I used it...now I need one.

Posted by: lin-duh at November 29, 2018 10:46 PM (kufk0)

209 B'Gal ordered a book online and one of the free gifts that came with it was a nice pocketknife/vehicle extraction tool with a pocket clip that she gave to me.


Excellent. But nothing beats the artisanal shiv Bluebell sent me with the cookbook.

Posted by: Miklos with the one sharp knife at November 29, 2018 10:46 PM (zCyNd)

210 I always ask them to explain why nothing made something.

Posted by: Smaug at November 29, 2018 10:44 PM (iF4iV)

Because SCIENCE they'll scream without knowing the science.

Posted by: kbdabear at November 29, 2018 10:47 PM (0Ntuf)

211 heard herr mueller collects old ww2 staff cars. the ones with the maltese cross on them. also i here he has sex with baboons in his basement dungeon. never heard the fucker deny any of this. it has to be true. i mean, just look at him,

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 29, 2018 10:47 PM (KP5rU)

212 all local municipalties are corrupt. i think they all went to school in crook county, il. ours is fucked up corrupt.
Posted by: chavez the hugo
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Ours is an insectionality of the corrupt, and the incompetent. And yet, the local Left/Prog/Dems march down and reelect them every time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 29, 2018 10:47 PM (xSo9G)

213 You worked for The Foundation?
Posted by: Isaac Asimov at November 29, 2018 10:42 PM (YEpQs)


AOSHQ is the best.

Posted by: Elon Musk at November 29, 2018 10:47 PM (T71PA)

214 shit /sock

Posted by: DR.WTF? at November 29, 2018 10:47 PM (T71PA)

215 Chicago area morons will be pleased to hear Ald. Ed Kelly's office was raided by the feds today. He's been the kingmaker, has been harvesting graft since Fahey Flynn was in short pants, and is the gatekeeper for any property tax appeal.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at November 29, 2018 10:47 PM (YteeQ)

216 Once Twitter is down to a SJW Only Club, they'll start going after each other for the slightest imagined "hate crime"

Leftist losers need to be part of the Twitter mob in order to feel powerful. If they're not screeching for someone to be drawn and quartered, they would have nothing to do.
Posted by: kbdabear at November 29, 2018 10:42 PM (0Ntuf)

Trump should nationalize Twatter and Facefuck, and then proceed to run them into the ground, same as the Chavistas did the Venezuelan petroleum industry.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 29, 2018 10:47 PM (fDU8w)

217 Saw an article about the presidential election in Georgia, where in the first line they describe it as 'the former Soviet state.'

You know, if I was a member of a country that had finally thrown off the yoke of that evil, fascistic pile of satanic dog vomit known as the Soviet Union after 80 years of murderous rule, I'd be pretty pissed off by that description.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2018 10:48 PM (bWRHr)

218 Or another atheist mind blower . . . So you know we can't see past about 14 billion light years (both spatially and temporally). So what might there be at 20 billion?

Atheists are typically so science illiterate they have no idea how to even process the question.

Posted by: Smaug at November 29, 2018 10:48 PM (iF4iV)

219

Prayers up for you and your family again, Teresa in Fort Worth.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 29, 2018 10:48 PM (HaL55)

220 215
Chicago area morons will be pleased to hear Ald. Ed Kelly's office was
raided by the feds today. He's been the kingmaker, has been harvesting
graft since Fahey Flynn was in short pants, and is the gatekeeper for
any property tax appeal.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at November 29, 2018 10:47 PM (YteeQ)

Ha ha ha ha ha!
Wow, that fvcker is still around?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 29, 2018 10:48 PM (8iiMU)

221 Around here it was the sign makers for that State that cleaned up. Tons of signs thanking the Stimulus for work that was about to be done. For years.

They parked a truck with a magnetic "recovery.gov" sign outside my old house one night. Somebody stole it. I'm just guessing of course, but I guess they just figured that they should get something for all the money the government was wasting.

Oddly enough, I have one just like it on the downstairs refrigerator. I misremember where it came from.

Posted by: Weirddave at November 29, 2018 10:49 PM (JP6CH)

222 208 My husband has a benchmade knife. I thought he was insane to spend that kind of money. Then I used it...now I need one.
Posted by: lin-duh at November 29, 2018 10:46 PM (kufk0)

I have a Benchmade. It is a nice knife.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2018 10:49 PM (bWRHr)

223 Dutch is Low German. There's a lot of German in the English language. Substitute "f" for "v" and "v" for "w".



I have heard it said many times that Dutch is what happened when a drunken English sailor tried to speak German (and vice versa).

Posted by: Miklos, somehow surviving without wooden footwear at November 29, 2018 10:49 PM (zCyNd)

224 212; same here, hammer. our local police are just used for revenue generation. i loathe the fuckers.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 29, 2018 10:50 PM (KP5rU)

225 Posted by: Dianna at November 29, 2018 10:41 PM (4tG7v)

Mazel tov

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

226 Re: Mueller, when does a conspiracy and collusion to frame an innocent man, become a conspiracy and collusion to frame an innocent man?

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at November 29, 2018 10:50 PM (LOq4H)

227
I think your question is better than mine. I'm stealing it.

Ladyl at November 29, 2018 10:46 PM (TdMsT)

..........

Welcome to it. First came to me when my dipshit older brother was pontificating about nothing made the universe at a funeral of all places.

Posted by: Smaug at November 29, 2018 10:50 PM (iF4iV)

228 218 Or another atheist mind blower . . . So you know we can't see past about 14 billion light years (both spatially and temporally). So what might there be at 20 billion?

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You don't even need to look that far.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 29, 2018 10:51 PM (YEpQs)

229
Atheists are typically so science illiterate they have no idea how to even process the question.
Posted by: Smaug at November 29, 2018 10:48 PM (iF4iV)
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My favorite: You know the universe is expanding, right? What is space expanding in to? (though, that question may be outdated these days)

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at November 29, 2018 10:51 PM (WEBkv)

230 I have heard it said many times that Dutch is what happened when a drunken English sailor tried to speak German (and vice versa).

German is not so much a language as a throat condition.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at November 29, 2018 10:52 PM (LOq4H)

231 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7umIJj8UBo

Posted by: rickl at November 29, 2018 10:52 PM (sdi6R)

232 Welcome to it. First came to me when my dipshit older brother was pontificating about nothing made the universe at a funeral of all places.
Posted by: Smaug at November 29, 2018 10:50 PM (iF4iV)

One thing you can say about Atheists/Leftists- they always know the time and the place for this kind of philosophy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2018 10:52 PM (bWRHr)

233 I terminated my Twitter account this week.

Terminated it. With extreme prejudice.
Posted by: Cicero
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I note that Facebook stock was at 217 on July 25, now at 131.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 29, 2018 10:52 PM (xSo9G)

234 Nothing from nothing leaves nothing.

Posted by: Billy Preston and the Atheists at November 29, 2018 10:52 PM (aKsyK)

235 Supply guys on the mess deck are "Death from Within."

We had one case of widespread food poisoning, in the Med. Yowsa. I was on watch for 12 hours.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 29, 2018 10:52 PM (hyuyC)

236 "Georgia" is the union of several Kartuli nations plus the Abkhaz. It was united by a Bagratid family from Armenia over a thousand years ago, related to NONE of those nations. That is why it is Georgia - it was founded in the name of Saint George (like Portugal and the UK).

This nation does not exist by the sufferance of Russians. If anything it exists despite the Russians, who are still fucking with it.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 29, 2018 10:52 PM (ykYG2)

237 I am sure Neil Duhgassy Tyson could edumcate us.

Posted by: Smaug at November 29, 2018 10:53 PM (iF4iV)

238 198 Once Twitter is down to a SJW Only Club, they'll start going after each other for the slightest imagined "hate crime"

Leftist losers need to be part of the Twitter mob in order to feel powerful. If they're not screeching for someone to be drawn and quartered, they would have nothing to do.
Posted by: kbdabear



Have patience. When all the battles are completed, one SJW will be on Twitter. Then Xhsim will begin to tweet obscenities and accuse Xhsimelf of hate thoughts and racegendersexist crimes. Twitter will then implode into the void.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 29, 2018 10:54 PM (HCqAo)

239
I have a planet in my pants. It's huge, it's hot and heavenly bodies are drawn to it.

Posted by: neil degrasse tyson at November 29, 2018 10:54 PM (LkFnL)

240 @218
To the best of my understanding, there can be nothing at 20 billion light years because space itself has not expanded that far because the Universe is roughly 14 billion years old, in 20 billion years there will be something.

Now it's just a Seinfeld episode.



Posted by: Kreplach at November 29, 2018 10:55 PM (qxq6t)

241 A friend of mine did a MedFlag in Georgia. She said they were nice people but slightly careless with firearms. Wine tasted like it was squeezed from gummy bears, which means it was excellent.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at November 29, 2018 10:55 PM (YteeQ)

242 Speaking of bees, one of the top worst movies I've seen was Wax. And it completely lacks cool pictures such as those shown here.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 29, 2018 10:55 PM (/qEW2)

243 in muellers commie, nazi brain, eveyone is guilty except for the truely guilty. that fucker is on par with little billy ayers. must be some screening process the marines have. mueller, murtha, etc. fucking scum.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 29, 2018 10:55 PM (KP5rU)

244 239


I have a planet in my pants. It's huge, it's hot and heavenly bodies are drawn to it.

Posted by: neil degrasse tyson at November 29, 2018 10:54 PM (LkFnL)

There has to be a Uranus joke there somewhere.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 29, 2018 10:55 PM (8iiMU)

245 Have patience. When all the battles are completed, one SJW will be on Twitter. Then Xhsim will begin to tweet obscenities and accuse Xhsimelf of hate thoughts and racegendersexist crimes. Twitter will then implode into the void.
Posted by: Puddleglum at November 29, 2018 10:54 PM (HCqAo)

More likely, xhe will demand that more people be brought on to entertain xher. Come on, you know xhe will not be someone who actually offers thoughts and ideas.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2018 10:55 PM (bWRHr)

246 Hey Jim Sunk New Dawn,

A while back you were talking about your dad and fast boats; I didnt comment then due to crappy connection. Anyway:

Read the book Blind Mans Bluff.
lots of k for you, i'll bet.

Find the Tommy Cox song Ballad of Whitey Mack. You'll like it.

And I made 8 patrols on ADAMS, but I was Gold crew. Might have bumped into
your dad, though. late seventies for me.

Posted by: Gooshy at November 29, 2018 10:56 PM (VSR24)

247 You worked for The Foundation?
Posted by: Isaac Asimov

I salute you!

No, I'm just so tired I can't remember what I'm allowed to discuss and what I'm not, so The Foundation escaped my exhausted brain!

Posted by: Dianna at November 29, 2018 10:57 PM (4tG7v)

248

Excellent. But nothing beats the artisanal shiv Bluebell sent me with the cookbook.

I've never looked at a KFC spork the same way again since Bluebell became a Moronette.
Everyone here makes a unique contribution to the Horde Hivemind.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 29, 2018 10:57 PM (HaL55)

249 Someone at this blog said that if you speak German, then Dutch sounds like you could almost understand it if the guy would just take the cock out of his mouth. I'm waiting until I meet a Dutch person to deploy that one. (Ideally, one with a sense of humor)

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at November 29, 2018 10:57 PM (nfGNC)

250
Terminated it. With extreme prejudice.

Cicero

............

Congratulations.

I aborted twatter with plan B years ago.

FaceCreep got strangled in the crib at 3 months.

Cut off funding to Netflix when I learned of the Griftobammy program and Susan The Video was on the board.

Gonna cancel DTV soon.

Fuk em.

Posted by: Smaug at November 29, 2018 10:57 PM (iF4iV)

251 I have a planet in my pants. It's huge, it's hot and heavenly bodies are drawn to it.

Posted by: neil degrasse tyson at November 29, 2018 10:54 PM (LkFnL)

I have a monster in my pants, and it does a nasty dance

When I walk into a room, people hit it with a broom

Posted by: Fred Scneider and the Shake Society at November 29, 2018 10:58 PM (zCyNd)

252 Read the book Blind Mans Bluff.
lots of k for you, i'll bet.

Posted by: Gooshy at November 29, 2018 10:56 PM (VSR24)

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Read it. Favorite story was the tapping of the communications cable off the coast of Russia in an old sub in rather shallow water.

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at November 29, 2018 10:58 PM (WEBkv)

253 @198 Once Twitter is down to a SJW Only Club, they'll start going after each other for the slightest imagined "hate crime"
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They've already started on that. One of the recent victims of Twitter censorship was a lesbian who lost her account because she referred to a certain individual (specifically, an individual with XY chromosomes, who has not undergone any cosmetic surgery, and is suing a bunch of beauticians in BC for refusing to wax testicles) as "him".

Posted by: junior at November 29, 2018 10:58 PM (ZJBKp)

254 Hey.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 29, 2018 10:58 PM (NWiLs)

255 Speaking of schools, wherever this one is, I don't think they're graduating many engineers:

It gets better. Their school has push handles on all the pull doors.

It's a theme.



BTW, I'm helping my nephew out with math (6th grade) and I've run into this odd issue - they don't have any friggin textbooks! They do everything on a shitty website (it is really shitty) and they are learning math without written definitions; the teacher just babbles some crap in class and expects a bunch of sixth graders to faithfully record it. I've never heard of such shit.

Even worse, they're doing some pre-algebra course and they are trying to teach these kids some totally useless statistics before they even know what variables are! I have never encountered such a retarded, misplaced, misguided curriculum in my life. There's no reason for any of it.

It's bad enough that they never taught them how to be competent in arithmetic in elementary school ... now these brain-dead teachers are trying to impress a bunch of 11 year olds with statistics work that the kids clearly have no ability to understand. It's driving me up a wall.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 29, 2018 10:59 PM (Cp/jq)

256 Ha! The photo in the pocketknife article is a well used Mercator K55K "Black Cat", made in Solingren, Germany. High carbon version is HRC56. Body 4 1/4", blade 3 1/2, handle 1/4" thick. Very light weight, all steel, lock-back tab construction. About the same size as a men's 4" pocketcomb.

I just bought 4 more of them for Xmas gifts. (~$25 ea)

Posted by: tumbleweed at November 29, 2018 10:59 PM (xOmzq)

257 Dutch is what happens when Saxons are not invaded by the Normans enough.

Oddly, I know three people who speak Dutch, and one who speaks Cape Dutch.

"Goedemiddag" is one of those phrases that make me laugh

Posted by: Kindltot at November 29, 2018 11:00 PM (mUa7G)

258 I note that Facebook stock was at 217 on July 25, now at 131.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 29, 2018 10:52 PM (xSo9G)

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I do wish I had the means to buy about $10k of that stock when it got down to $20 post IPO, which was really not that long ago,

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 29, 2018 11:00 PM (ffYR/)

259 243 in muellers commie, nazi brain, eveyone is guilty except for the truely guilty. that fucker is on par with little billy ayers. must be some screening process the marines have. mueller, murtha, etc. fucking scum.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 29, 2018 10:55 PM (KP5rU)


I still think Mueller can be terminated for violation of fiscal law - what law authorizes his expenditures if the law authorizing his office is predicated on a specific violation of another law (never happened)... but must admit I am ignorant in not knowing of any of any law authorizing spending millions of tax dollars on something that is not authorized.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at November 29, 2018 11:00 PM (1g7ch)

260 Other than the design of the battlecruisers being wrong (needs more armor, better shrouding of ammo hoists) and breaking own protocol by stacking propellant where it was not to be, I fail to get what the RN did so wrong at Jutland. They crossed the 'T' and only the German 'battle turn-away' maneuver got them out of that trap. Poor visibility, mist, coal smoke everywhere, it is surprising that anyone hit anything.


The WWI Royal Navy knew how to fight, it was just getting everything in place for a fight with a will-I-won't-I opponent is kind of hard.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Keep T-Giving Classy with Family Flame War Gear from the Outrage Outlet! at November 29, 2018 11:01 PM (0QYMt)

261 The Great War's maritime battle has much to teach a U.S. Navy that has faced no peer in battle since World War II, and not even the prospect of an enemy since the Soviet Navy's demise in 1991. The U.S. Navy has fallen into some of the same vices that bedeviled the Royal Navy by the turn of the 20th century, and that were exposed at the Battle of Jutland in 1916.

Who needs to know how to fight when you have to turn ships and subs around after a couple of months because of pregnancies aboard, anyway? But, at least our Navy has free drag queen shows every Thursday night.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 29, 2018 11:01 PM (Cp/jq)

262 Seriously, guys - look at comment #44 and comment #80 by Beckoning Chasm. I'm worried he might be contemplating suicide.

Does anyone have any way to get in touch with him? Make sure that he is okay?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at November 29, 2018 11:01 PM (uDcBt)

263 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVWEeOLBc0o

Posted by: rickl at November 29, 2018 11:02 PM (sdi6R)

264 Smaug: nobody - atheist or not - can process that question, because the question simply makes no sense.

Time and space have meaning only within this universe, which is a four-dimensional manifold with a boundary at 13.7 billion years ago, and with a strict definition of the speed of light. "20 billion light years away" is not a question science can answer. It is not a question scientists even bother asking.

The atheist would tell you that. The atheist would also likely bring up one of those old Greeks' comments, that this universe got here by chance, and we're just lucky to live in it.

I used to be an atheist (as you know) so I've faced (silly) questions like yours before. I didn't convert to being a theist because of those questions, but despite them. Because they're unconvincing questions. And silly.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 29, 2018 11:03 PM (ykYG2)

265 I have heard it said many times that Dutch is what happened when a drunken English sailor tried to speak German (and vice versa).
Posted by: Miklos, somehow surviving without wooden footwear at November 29, 2018 10:49 PM (zCyNd)

===

I think this is true.

But I have also been told I have an awful American accent,

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 29, 2018 11:03 PM (EZebt)

266
Now it's just a Seinfeld episode.

Posted by: Kreplach at November 29, 2018 10:55 PM (qxq6t)

No we literally don't know. You are making the most common astrophysics assumption. That is we are the only Universe. Any thing in existence too far away for its light to have reached us by now, is unknowable.

So a universe created 10BYA at 20BLY away aint gonna be seen for another 10BY.

Posted by: Smaug at November 29, 2018 11:03 PM (iF4iV)

267 I note that Facebook stock was at 217 on July 25, now at 131.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 29, 2018 10:52 PM (xSo9G)

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I do wish I had the means to buy about $10k of that stock when it got down to $20 post IPO, which was really not that long ago,

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 29, 2018 11:00 PM (ffYR/)

So you're saying that our stock market Comrade was actually a very clever short seller talking his own book?

Posted by: Miklos, a millionaire in Hungarian forints at November 29, 2018 11:04 PM (zCyNd)

268 @243
It's not that he thinks your guilty it's that he can make you guilty.
Any prosecutor can.
For instance, listening to Jerome Corsi tell it, he wanted to fully cooperate with the Mueller investigation so he turned over all of his emails and communications to Muller's team.

They poured over it, made an enormous binder of the collected information.
We're talking about 1000's of emails and documents.

They haul him in for questioning for hours, asking him all sorts of questions about his communications from years ago.

He's asking them to see the emails they are asking him about they refuse, they want him to remember, THE EXACT DETAILS, and if they differ even by one tittle or jot, then that's a perjury for you my friend.

And here's the kicker, Hillary Clinton's lawyer is doing the interrogating, former lawyers that worked for Perkin's Coi are doing the interogating, etc.

What's going on is antithetical to justice as you can get.

I hate Jeff Sessions more and more everyday.

Posted by: Kreplach at November 29, 2018 11:04 PM (qxq6t)

269 "Goedemiddag"

Bing is pronouncing it as
koo dee mid ah (I think)

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 29, 2018 11:04 PM (hrcfq)

270 Mazel tov
Posted by: San Franpsycho

Ta, much!

We're driving out on December 15th.

No, I have no idea what I'm going to be doing, but it's got to be better than days bracketed by screaming crazies and a 2-hour each way commute.

Posted by: Dianna at November 29, 2018 11:04 PM (4tG7v)

271 The WWI Royal Navy knew how to fight, it was just getting everything in place for a fight with a will-I-won't-I opponent is kind of hard.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Keep T-Giving Classy with Family Flame War Gear from the Outrage Outlet! at November 29, 2018 11:01 PM (0QYMt)
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That and putting the same guns on a battlecruiser that are on a battleship. Which lead the British to try and use battlecruisers as battleships.

But yeah, the Brits crossed German "T" twice, I think it was. Their seamanship was pretty good, from what I read.

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at November 29, 2018 11:04 PM (WEBkv)

272 My bulbous bow is the leading edge of pleasure...Bill Kristol demands I follow closely behind him as he lurches into port in a spread eagle formation with forefinger tucked neatly under chin!

Posted by: Tentotwo at November 29, 2018 11:05 PM (yhf6w)

273 Daily carry knife, a Gerber LST. Doesn't weigh a thing, sharp, durable, inexpensive.

Dress occasion knife.

Tommy McKissack folder.

Hand-hammered Damascus blade, with 1.25 in. of very intricate filework on the spine.

The opening and closing pressure points are 18k solid gold "shell" castings. (think of a scallop, not a cartridge)

German Silver liners & bolster.

"Bark" Ivory (contraband) handles.

Cross pins other than the axis, are also 18k solid gold.

Pretty knife. Pretty EXPENSIVE knife.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at November 29, 2018 11:05 PM (QzJWU)

274
Seriously, guys - look at comment #44 and comment #80 by Beckoning Chasm. I'm worried he might be contemplating suicide.



Does anyone have any way to get in touch with him? Make sure that he is okay?

I don't know. I mean, I see your point, but I don't know how to find him IRL.

Posted by: Weirddave at November 29, 2018 11:06 PM (JP6CH)

275 Neil Degrasse Tyson loosened his Asteroid Belt.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at November 29, 2018 11:06 PM (Ndje9)

276 257: Cape Dutch? Afrikaner?

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 29, 2018 11:06 PM (HCqAo)

277 What's with these three-name jackasses? Marc Lamont Hill, Michael Eric Dyson, Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 29, 2018 11:08 PM (NWiLs)

278 Seriously, guys - look at comment #44 and comment #80 by Beckoning Chasm. I'm worried he might be contemplating suicide.

Does anyone have any way to get in touch with him? Make sure that he is okay?
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at November 29, 2018 11:01 PM (uDcBt)

Hate to say this, but Beckoning Chasm is something of a drama queen, and he often goes on tangents like that. Is his very nic not a clue?

But evidently, a woman he loved took her own life not long ago, and has been more depressed than is normal for him. But he did say earlier today that he was not planning to follow her example.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 29, 2018 11:08 PM (fDU8w)

279 262 Seriously, guys - look at comment #44 and comment #80 by Beckoning Chasm. I'm worried he might be contemplating suicide.

Does anyone have any way to get in touch with him? Make sure that he is okay?
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at November 29, 2018 11:01 PM (uDcBt)

........

He has been doing it regularly. I told him to call suicide hot line last time. Gave him my contact info. Told him to get to a Nami support group. I give up. The dude doesnt want help.

Posted by: Smaug at November 29, 2018 11:08 PM (iF4iV)

280 2003 Smaug-- That's what keeps a little bit of me out of the atheist camp: the something from nothing argument. Up until the Enlightenment, spontaneous generation was a given fact. But along came microscopes and out the window went spontaneous generation. Now, however, a whole new generation wants me to believe something springs from nothing. Nope. Sorry. Not even the pathetic remains of my once functional brain can make that particular leap of logic. Somebody or something had to push the button to get the whole thing started. (And,no, I will never, ever, ever make any sense out of String Theory. I watch Nova or something try to explain String Theory, and well before half time my brain needed traction and an Ace bandage.)

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at November 29, 2018 11:08 PM (meHuO)

281 "Oddly, I know three people who speak Dutch, and one who speaks Cape Dutch."
I had a cousin whose husband was born at the end of WWII in the Netherlands. The entire family emigrated to Canada* (about seven kids) after the war. Those people (those still alive) speak Dutch.

*Canada because of the Normandy landings. The Brits and the Canadians (the Canadians had their own Normandy Beach - Juno Beach) had the left flank and that meant they rolled through and liberated The Netherlands. The Dutch have not forgotten the Canadians for saving them because the Germans were pulling all food stocks out of the country in the retreat.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Keep T-Giving Classy with Family Flame War Gear from the Outrage Outlet! at November 29, 2018 11:08 PM (0QYMt)

282 Thank God the JEF will never be president again. What a gross incompetent.
Posted by: Ladyl at November 29, 2018 10:37 PM (TdMsT)


There's more where that came from!

Posted by: Emmie at November 29, 2018 11:09 PM (4HMW8)

283 Hey everybody.

'Til the season for eating bad!

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2018 11:09 PM (miE9U)

284 Teresa, there is an 'ette who is in pretty regular contact with him; he's been battling demons for years.

I'm sorry this is forcing you to relive your nightmare, especially since it hasn't been that long since you went through it.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 29, 2018 11:10 PM (/E4k7)

285 Time and space have meaning only within this universe, which is a four-dimensional manifold with a boundary at 13.7 billion years ago, and with a strict definition of the speed of light.

--------

Consider this: at the Planck scale, spacetime is granular, like a matrix superimposed on something else. Something that doesn't have space, and doesn't have time. M-theorists say that it's a 2-dimensional brane that exists outside of space and time.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 29, 2018 11:10 PM (YEpQs)

286 276 257: Cape Dutch? Afrikaner?
Posted by: Puddleglum at November 29, 2018 11:06 PM (HCqAo)


I worked with a guy from South Africa. His accent sounded just like that we used in Van Rapids when faking Dutch accents.

When I asked if he was Dutch he just gave "I don't know what your talking about" response.

Confirmed.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at November 29, 2018 11:11 PM (1g7ch)

287 This holiday season, I'm attempting to increase how much fruit I eat.

(Chocolate-covered cherries count as fruit, right?)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2018 11:11 PM (miE9U)

288 M-theorists say that it's a 2-dimensional brane that exists outside of space and time.

Cicero (@cicero) at November 29, 2018 11:10 PM (YEpQs)

...............

I like the way your brane thinks.

Posted by: Smaug at November 29, 2018 11:12 PM (iF4iV)

289 And yes, String Theory is dying on the vine. Woit's blog 'Not Even Wrong' regularly notes the increasingly-stringent constraints which modern particle physics places on that theory:
math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/

We'll probably live to see String Theory debunked like the luminiferous aether.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 29, 2018 11:12 PM (ykYG2)

290 I have too many knives. I sort them in a cigar box by the type of pants they go with, as the pants tend to follow function.

Posted by: Jean at November 29, 2018 11:12 PM (sFO1P)

291 Cape Dutch? Afrikaner?
Posted by: Puddleglum at November 29, 2018 11:06 PM (HCqAo)


Yeah. I forgot the name and only remembered that. I don't speak Dutch at all, I just listen to the throat clearing and try not to smile.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 29, 2018 11:13 PM (mUa7G)

292 @285
All I know is I'm on team dark matter.

And hopefully in a quadrillion-quadrillion-quadrillion years we can do this all over again.

Else it's going to get very cold at the heat death of the universe.

Posted by: Kreplach at November 29, 2018 11:13 PM (qxq6t)

293 I worked with a guy from South Africa. His accent sounded just like that we used in Van Rapids when faking Dutch accents.



When I asked if he was Dutch he just gave "I don't know what your talking about" response.



Confirmed.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at November 29, 2018 11:11 PM (1g7ch)

"Van Rapids" .
I love it.
Never heard that before, and I live near its shadow.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 29, 2018 11:14 PM (8iiMU)

294 "His accent sounded just like that we used in Van Rapids when faking Dutch accents."

Grand Rapids, perhaps? Lots of Dutch out that way.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Keep T-Giving Classy with Family Flame War Gear from the Outrage Outlet! at November 29, 2018 11:14 PM (0QYMt)

295 Last year, Galveston was host to a North American Beekeeper Convention.


Jim, my brother worked for a beekeeping outfit when he was younger. My dad and my uncle have beehives. They pulled 14.5 gallons of honey this summer. Hope to have an even better haul next year. The whole thing is fascinating.

Posted by: no good deed at November 29, 2018 11:14 PM (1uG1d)

296 Regarding the bee guy. Convenience stores used to sell something called beer nuts. That was my first thought when I saw him, beer nuts.

And good evening. I hoped every one is well.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at November 29, 2018 11:14 PM (nBr1j)

297 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpAPpTYDjEY

Posted by: rickl at November 29, 2018 11:14 PM (sdi6R)

298 I carry an Opinel. It is not offensive looking, like some sort of camping utensil. I used one once to field dress a deer because I was stupid and unprepared.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 29, 2018 11:14 PM (mUa7G)

299 Tonight's ONT is un-bee-lievable

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2018 11:14 PM (miE9U)

300 Liberal Arts majors do not do math! If I could do math, I would have gotten a nice, normal job way back when instead of working at restaurants and retail! I'd be retired with a comfortable lesion and a hell of a lot more Social Security than I get now.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at November 29, 2018 11:15 PM (meHuO)

301 Captain Josepha, you're yet another victim of runaway autocucumber...

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2018 11:16 PM (miE9U)

302 We'll probably live to see String Theory debunked like the luminiferous aether.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 29, 2018 11:12 PM (ykYG2)


String Theory in physics could go the way of the dinosaurs but it is still a beautiful theory that has had a serious impact in mathematics and has been worth doing just for that.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 29, 2018 11:16 PM (Cp/jq)

303
Sorry to get all doxxy on beckoningchasm, but someone with that handle does have a page at deviantart.com although they haven't visited in over 2 years.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 29, 2018 11:16 PM (73kYV)

304 (And,no, I will never, ever, ever make any sense out of String Theory. I watch Nova or something try to explain String Theory, and well before half time my brain needed traction and an Ace bandage.)

Captain Josepha Sabin at November 29, 2018 11:08 PM (meHuO)

............

String theory is yet another attempt to make something from nothing argument sound sciency. Its garbage.

Time, space, energy, matter, antimatter, consciousness, is all infinite spatially and temporally. And that be God.

Posted by: Smaug at November 29, 2018 11:17 PM (iF4iV)

305 I have carried a Severtek for years. built one at a time buy a guy in Tucson. 6061 milled frame with .225" steel blade in switchblade actuation. Could cut thru a car with one. Severtek, 1911, flashlight, Rolex, set to go...

Posted by: DBCooper at November 29, 2018 11:17 PM (bttOm)

306 ...Hey Jim Sunk New Dawn,

A while back you were talking about your dad and fast boats; I didnt comment then due to crappy connection. Anyway:

Read the book Blind Mans Bluff.
lots of k for you, i'll bet.

Find the Tommy Cox song Ballad of Whitey Mack. You'll like it.

And I made 8 patrols on ADAMS, but I was Gold crew. Might have bumped into
your dad, though. late seventies for me.

Posted by: Gooshy at November 29, 2018 10:56 PM (VSR24)




Gooshy. Got the book on my shelf. First Edition, too.

Old man was Gold Crew. See if this jogs your memory.

In port at Pearl for on-deployment maintenance and resupply.

Old Man was E-6, ICC nuke rated tech. At the barracks ashore, watching a football game with some ship mates.

Felled right there by a massive heart attack. They guys get him through it till the ambulance arrives, gets him to Hospital.... open heart surgery, and he survives.

Boat of course, re-deploys without him, having flown-in a replacement for his billet.

Eventually, he's transferred to Walter Reed in D.C., and recovers enough to serve three more years on Shore Duty, making E-7 Chief at San Diego, teaching his stuff to the new guys coming up through the ranks.

If you remember that particular evolution, you'll have known my Old Man.

And I salute you, SIR!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at November 29, 2018 11:17 PM (QzJWU)

307 Sorry to get all doxxy on beckoningchasm, but someone with that handle does have a page at deviantart.com although they haven't visited in over 2 years.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 29, 2018 11:16 PM (73kYV)

I think he has alluded to that here.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 29, 2018 11:18 PM (fDU8w)

308 Grand Rapids, perhaps? Lots of Dutch out that way.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Keep T-Giving Classy with Family Flame War Gear from the Outrage Outlet! at November 29, 2018 11:14 PM (0QYMt)


The Van Rapids by Zeeland and Holland?
Yup.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at November 29, 2018 11:18 PM (1g7ch)

309 Chicago area morons will be pleased to hear Ald. Ed Kelly's office was raided by the feds today. He's been the kingmaker, has been harvesting
graft since Fahey Flynn was in short pants, and is the gatekeeper for any property tax appeal.


Ha ha ha ha ha!
Wow, that fvcker is still around?


Reminds me of the crooked Eddy Virdoliak days.

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at November 29, 2018 11:18 PM (sM+h7)

310

Hey everybody.



'Til the season for eating bad!


Did you set your scale backwards 15 pounds at 2:am like you were supposed to two weeks ago last Saturday?

I did.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 29, 2018 11:19 PM (HaL55)

311 I'd be retired with a comfortable lesion and a hell of a lot more Social Security than I get now.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin
---Captain Sir, as a former Corpsman, I believe your lesion was a result of other liberties while on liberty.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2018 11:19 PM (9rIkM)

312 Time, space, energy, matter, antimatter, consciousness, is all infinite spatially and temporally. And that be God.
Posted by: Smaug at November 29, 2018 11:17 PM (iF4iV)


Beautifully put.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 29, 2018 11:19 PM (TdMsT)

313 String theory is yet another attempt to make something from nothing argument sound sciency. Its garbage.

Time, space, energy, matter, antimatter, consciousness, is all infinite spatially and temporally. And that be God.
Posted by: Smaug at November 29, 2018 11:17 PM (iF4iV)

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

The Science of God is a great book to recommend to those who have a hard time believing.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 29, 2018 11:19 PM (ffYR/)

314 BackwardsBoy, thanks for the tip!
I'm now officially on HPT (Holiday Poundage Time) ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2018 11:20 PM (miE9U)

315 Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2018 11:19 PM (9rIkM)


You're still up?

Posted by: Ladyl at November 29, 2018 11:20 PM (TdMsT)

316 Thanks, Steve. You have no idea how much I hate that autucucumber. Lesion was supposed to be pension.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at November 29, 2018 11:20 PM (meHuO)

317 Lights out. Enjoy one another. Prayers for those that need them.

Posted by: Smaug at November 29, 2018 11:20 PM (iF4iV)

318 "Van Rapids" .
I love it.
Never heard that before, and I live near its shadow.
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 29, 2018 11:14 PM (8iiMU)


Me neither, and I grew up at 4 mile and the East Beltline. I like it too.

We always said Grand Rapids had two phone books, Van- and everything else.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 29, 2018 11:21 PM (t+qrx)

319 The funny part of that sign is that with three gears connected together as shown, they will not be able to turn at all.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 29, 2018 09:38 PM (HaL55)

It would work if it weren't for the patriarchy.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 29, 2018 11:21 PM (NMAzL)

320 Captain Josepha, you're welcome.
Gotta love how autocucumber so stealthily strikes ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2018 11:21 PM (miE9U)

321
303
Also a Blog on WordPress that looks pretty depressing.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 29, 2018 11:21 PM (73kYV)

322 Night Smaug.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2018 11:21 PM (bWRHr)

323 You're still up?

Posted by: Ladyl
---
Yes, I have Adoration tonight at 1am. But, I really should be packing it in for an hour before I leave.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2018 11:22 PM (9rIkM)

324 Night all. Autocucumber wins again

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at November 29, 2018 11:22 PM (meHuO)

325
307
Woops, missed it. I haven't been here that much.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 29, 2018 11:22 PM (73kYV)

326 ............

String theory is yet another attempt to make something from nothing argument sound sciency. Its garbage.

Time, space, energy, matter, antimatter, consciousness, is all infinite spatially and temporally. And that be God.
Posted by: Smaug at November 29, 2018 11:17 PM (iF4iV)


Abstract math trying to find physics? Or vice versa?



Posted by: Burnt Toast at November 29, 2018 11:22 PM (1g7ch)

327 It would work if it weren't for the patriarchy.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 29, 2018 11:21 PM (NMAzL)


Could it be because of hegemony this time, please? I just like saying that word.

Hegemony.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 29, 2018 11:23 PM (t+qrx)

328 Night Cap'n.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2018 11:23 PM (bWRHr)

329 i hesitate to admit i have a copy of Invasion of the Bee Girls on this very phone....

and that was Nick Meyers first script!!!!

Posted by: Gooshy at November 29, 2018 11:23 PM (TpAjw)

330 It would work if it weren't for the patriarchy.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 29, 2018 11:21 PM (NMAzL)

Check schematics for certain models of icemaker.

Posted by: Miklos, moderately mechanical at November 29, 2018 11:23 PM (zCyNd)

331 hogmartin, ever hear that classic Tommy James song, Hegemony mony?

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2018 11:24 PM (miE9U)

332

(Chocolate-covered cherries count as fruit, right?)


Yep. Also cherries soaked in booze.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 29, 2018 11:24 PM (HaL55)

333 323 You're still up?

Posted by: Ladyl
---
Yes, I have Adoration tonight at 1am. But, I really should be packing it in for an hour before I leave.
Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2018 11:22 PM (9rIkM

Yikes

Posted by: Ladyl at November 29, 2018 11:24 PM (TdMsT)

334 BackwardsBoy, you're full of useful information tonight :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2018 11:24 PM (miE9U)

335 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_20tKuKtF8

Posted by: rickl at November 29, 2018 11:25 PM (sdi6R)

336 String theory is yet another attempt to make something from nothing argument sound sciency. Its garbage.

Time, space, energy, matter, antimatter, consciousness, is all infinite spatially and temporally. And that be God.
Posted by: Smaug at November 29, 2018 11:17 PM (iF4iV)

---------

Meh. From the time of Pythagoras, math has been the key to an unseen underlying structure of the universe, so much so that some modern physicists have proposed that at its most fundamental level, the universe is nothing more than a mathematical structure, like a computer program. String theory has aspects that seem inelegant -- 10 dimensions, most of which are rolled up into tiny Calabi-Yau manifolds? -- but in the 20th century, math has successfully predicted aspects of reality that were not observed until much later. I wouldn't write it off at this point.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 29, 2018 11:26 PM (YEpQs)

337 Check schematics for certain models of icemaker.
Posted by: Miklos, moderately mechanical at November 29, 2018 11:23 PM (zCyNd)

My icemaker yields one cube per hour, give or take.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 29, 2018 11:26 PM (NMAzL)

338 Could it be because of hegemony this time, please? I just like saying that word.

Hegemony.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 29, 2018 11:23 PM (t+qrx)

The fox likes many words.

The hegemonhogmartin likes one big word.

Posted by: Isiah Berlin, as interpreted by Miklos at November 29, 2018 11:26 PM (zCyNd)

339 152
Ja, that Larry Correia guy has a way with words, I'll give him that, but I'm not at all sure there would be enough men who could agree long enough to get anything done given the way the Moron Horde argues about every flipping thing.

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 29, 2018 10:29 PM (hrcfq)


Everyone has their own tipping point.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 29, 2018 11:26 PM (t6MX/)

340

It would work if it weren't for the patriarchy.

Yeah, us guys and all our reality stuff are real downers.


We're the reason why there are no flying unicorns.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 29, 2018 11:27 PM (HaL55)

341 Me neither, and I grew up at 4 mile and the East Beltline. I like it too.

We always said Grand Rapids had two phone books, Van- and everything else.
Posted by: hogmartin at November 29, 2018 11:21 PM (t+qrx)


Had an Uncle that lived near there (or Three Mile) on McIntosh.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at November 29, 2018 11:27 PM (1g7ch)

342 Everyone has their own tipping point.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 29, 2018 11:26 PM (t6MX/)

(looks down, a long way down)

Not here, please.

Posted by: The Rary at November 29, 2018 11:28 PM (fDU8w)

343 agree long enough to get anything done given the way the Moron Horde argues about every flipping thing.

Posted by: Nuland Goodleaf, Herbologist at November 29, 2018 10:29 PM (hrcfq)


We're not arguing - we're exploring the space.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 29, 2018 11:29 PM (NMAzL)

344
Well, I got BC's name and possible city.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 29, 2018 11:29 PM (73kYV)

345 FWIW and likely of interest to no one, my newest musical obsession is Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa. I think her voice is awesome.

Now I'm going to look for a video by Lola and Hauser.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at November 29, 2018 11:30 PM (nBr1j)

346

Meh. From the time of Pythagoras, math has been the key to an unseen underlying structure of the universe...

Mathematics is the bridge that connects Imagination with Reality.
- Me

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 29, 2018 11:30 PM (HaL55)

347 We're the reason why there are no flying unicorns.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 29, 2018 11:27 PM (HaL55)

If you mean the ones that poop chocolate-covered coffee beans, that's just mean.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 29, 2018 11:31 PM (NMAzL)

348 An FB friend listed his bucket list as:

1. Visit Groom Lake
2. Take selfie with guard at Groom Lake

(I responded, whatever you do, don't greet them with "nanu nanu." They hate that...)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2018 11:31 PM (miE9U)

349
Dogs put up and fed, evening prayers said (especially for Slap and BeckChas), medicine taken. Good night, Hordians. Coffee time is 0500 here at Schloss Hadrian.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 29, 2018 11:31 PM (LsBY9)

350 If you mean the ones that poop chocolate-covered coffee beans, that's just mean.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 29, 2018 11:31 PM (NMAzL)

No, that's cats. And that's not chocolate.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2018 11:31 PM (bWRHr)

351 Had an Uncle that lived near there (or Three Mile) on McIntosh.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at November 29, 2018 11:27 PM (1g7ch)


I could walk there from my old house, off Bird Road near Robinette's Orchard.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 29, 2018 11:31 PM (t+qrx)

352 Ha! We took my dad out for his birthday, and my aunt's been knitting these sweet watchman caps to raise money for her church, and I scored one. It's totally awesome.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 29, 2018 11:31 PM (5aX2M)

353 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 29, 2018 11:32 PM (xPNLF)

354 Night Hadrian.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2018 11:32 PM (bWRHr)

355 I got some string in a drawer. That's no theory. That's fact.

Posted by: otho at November 29, 2018 11:32 PM (LkFnL)

356 Chicago area morons will be pleased to hear Ald. Ed Kelly's office was raided by the feds today. He's been the kingmaker, has been harvesting
graft since Fahey Flynn was in short pants, and is the gatekeeper for any property tax appeal.
-------

Our local county manager has been busted by the Feds. All of the commissioners are adopting the 'I didn' know nuthin' pose, though the corruption and embezzlement have been occurring for years on their watch.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 29, 2018 11:33 PM (CDGwz)

357 From the time of Pythagoras,


"give me a fuk...fulc....uh....thanks, a fulcrum, and a long enough line of bullshit from the media, and I can move the earth, at least for a couple election cycles"

Posted by: Barry Soetoro, sage of the ages at November 29, 2018 11:33 PM (zCyNd)

358

BTW, good ONT, WD.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 29, 2018 11:33 PM (HaL55)

359 Jim,

Adams at Pearl was before my time, I'm afraid.

Old man being a nuke qualified ICman is interesting. never were many of those.

Posted by: Gooshy at November 29, 2018 11:34 PM (TpAjw)

360 Our local county manager has been busted by the Feds. All of the commissioners are adopting the 'I didn' know nuthin' pose, though the corruption and embezzlement have been occurring for years on their watch.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 29, 2018 11:33 PM (CDGwz)

The Sergeant Schultz response.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 29, 2018 11:35 PM (fDU8w)

361 Since this is a rather MichiMoron-heavy ONT, if you're interested in the next MiMoMe - the 15th of December at DIA and dinner in Hamtramck - sign up for an account at the old haunted MiMoMe website and I'll be sure to get you on the mailing list (or just email me; link in nick). Anyone who might be nearby-ish (Ahia residents, say) or passing through Detroit in #twoweeks is welcome too.

https://mimomee.stoatnet.org/

Posted by: hogmartin at November 29, 2018 11:36 PM (t+qrx)

362 262 Seriously, guys - look at comment #44 and comment #80 by Beckoning Chasm. I'm worried he might be contemplating suicide.

Does anyone have any way to get in touch with him? Make sure that he is okay?
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at November 29, 2018 11:01 PM (uDcBt)

Cooth might. I'll email him.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 29, 2018 11:36 PM (NMAzL)

363 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XS0v0lIzrg

Posted by: rickl at November 29, 2018 11:37 PM (sdi6R)

364 Our local county manager has been busted by the Feds. All of the commissioners are adopting the 'I didn' know nuthin' pose, though the corruption and embezzlement have been occurring for years on their watch.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 29, 2018 11:33 PM (CDGwz)

Well, in various spellings "bunkum" has a well established meaning in American English.

Posted by: Miklos, small landowner in Transylvania County at November 29, 2018 11:38 PM (zCyNd)

365
We're not arguing - we're exploring the space.
Posted by: Miley,
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We're dialoguing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 29, 2018 11:38 PM (CDGwz)

366 KISS THE ASS OF THE DEVIL AND SUCK HIS HORNY BARBED COCK. IT'S FUNNY THAT WAY.

Posted by: BEN ROTTENSPLOOGER at November 29, 2018 11:38 PM (FTPVM)

367 Our local county manager has been busted by the Feds. All of the commissioners are adopting the 'I didn' know nuthin' pose, though the corruption and embezzlement have been occurring for years on their watch.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 29, 2018 11:33 PM (CDGwz)

The Sergeant Schultz response.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 29, 2018 11:35 PM (fDU8w)

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More like the Nuremberg defense.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 29, 2018 11:39 PM (ffYR/)

368 String theory is yet another attempt to make something from nothing argument sound sciency. Its garbage.

That's just retarded. Absolutely ignorant.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 29, 2018 11:41 PM (Cp/jq)

369 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXCN31OcNh8

Posted by: rickl at November 29, 2018 11:42 PM (sdi6R)

370 ...Jim,

Adams at Pearl was before my time, I'm afraid.

Old man being a nuke qualified ICman is interesting. never were many of those.

Posted by: Gooshy at November 29, 2018 11:34 PM (TpAjw)



We lived up in Idaho Falls, ID for the usual #two years, while he endured the Rickover Ritual.

And while the Adams was *at* Pearl for an underway maint & resupply, it was not Home Ported there.

Bremerton for homeport, IIRC?

This would've been about '71 or '72, IIRC.

His entire Service Jacket is with my Step Mom in Orlando. Granular detail therein.

You're close enough in time and crew overlap.

Ask your Adams association/website/forum shipmates.

They'll put 2 n' 2 together for you, I'm sure. Or, email me through the addy in my nic.

I just don't wanna post more of his I.D. stuff here in the open.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at November 29, 2018 11:42 PM (QzJWU)

371

OK Hordelings, it's Bedtime for Bonzo. It's been a long couple of days.

Y'all try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 29, 2018 11:42 PM (HaL55)

372 Night BB.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2018 11:43 PM (bWRHr)

373 Hey now, it's not just couples on submarines. There is always a threesome or two, and your basic Coner orgy in the torpedo room. >_>

Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at November 29, 2018 11:43 PM (gzmuv)

374 And, I have made no further progress on the damned Ford. But I do have something to try. Went on the Website for the Automatic Transmission Service Group, based in Miami, IIRC. They publish manuals, and train technicians, etc. It is a reputable body, and I am using one of their manuals. Well, they have a paid technical call line. For forty dollars, I can talk to one of their specialist techs and ask about my problem. It's geared to the industry, so I'm not likely to hear, "take it to the dealer". Since it costs me about that much in fuel to drive to Calgary and pick the brains of the guys at the transmission shop, I figure it's worth a try.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 29, 2018 11:45 PM (fDU8w)

375 I'm worn out. I can't even walk.

Posted by: Lisa Ann at November 29, 2018 11:46 PM (A9I+K)

376 I'm worn out. I can't even walk.
Posted by: Lisa Ann at November 29, 2018 11:46 PM (A9I+K)

--------

The imagination runs wild,

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 29, 2018 11:48 PM (YEpQs)

377 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Yes, that's always the bitch. It works, money well spent, if not, damn.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at November 29, 2018 11:48 PM (LOq4H)

378 I'm worn out. I can't even walk.
Posted by: Lisa Ann at November 29, 2018 11:46 PM (A9I+K)


Which reminds me - been told to go to bed.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at November 29, 2018 11:49 PM (1g7ch)

379 There is always a threesome or two, and your basic Coner orgy in the torpedo room. >_>
Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at November 29, 2018 11:43 PM (gzmuv)


We always tried to get the nucs to join in but they SAID they were too busy wandering around on roving watch doing a sack-o-lantern with their flashlights and playing with 2190 TEP

Posted by: hogmartin at November 29, 2018 11:49 PM (t+qrx)

380 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 29, 2018 11:45 PM (fDU8w)

I know of some ladies who you can talk to for less than $40, but they specialize in lube issues, and might create more problems than they solve.

So I will be mean and not give you that number.

Posted by: Miklos, Unkainian "call center" manager at November 29, 2018 11:49 PM (zCyNd)

381 I've emailed BecChas at the email address he lists when he posts.

Posted by: Weirddave at November 29, 2018 11:50 PM (JP6CH)

382 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a91MelQXBmI

Posted by: rickl at November 29, 2018 11:50 PM (sdi6R)

383 I like the Commiepoly. Nice concept.

I recently had an opportunity to make a branded version of Monopoly for a megacorp whose products you all use. It was fun, and the end product was pretty sweet.

Maybe I'll use those board, card, box, and money templates to make a full version when I have time. Make it all pretty and snarky, and have a couple made up.

That would be fun.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 29, 2018 11:50 PM (5aX2M)

384 2190 TEP is a dangerous game, my forward of the RC friend. Once you start down that path, forever will it dominate your destiny.

Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at November 29, 2018 11:51 PM (gzmuv)

385 That would be fun.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 29, 2018 11:50 PM (5aX2M)

Moronopoly.


I see a new fundraiser opportunity, like the cookbook.

Posted by: Miklos, game on at November 29, 2018 11:52 PM (zCyNd)

386 The imagination runs wild,
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 29, 2018 11:48 PM

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

This was put up earlier tonight. Completely NSFW.

https://tinyurl.com/y8npl2ft

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 29, 2018 11:52 PM (ffYR/)

387 ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 29, 2018 11:41 PM (Cp/jq)

.........

I generally like your comments.

This is not the mean girl's thread. Wait till tomorrow for that posting.

Posted by: Smaug at November 29, 2018 11:52 PM (iF4iV)

388 Welp, 'night, guys. It's past my bedtime. Have a nice one, see you all around later.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 29, 2018 11:55 PM (t+qrx)

389 @ Gooshy,

My ICC Nuke Rated Old Man.

His scope of responsibility was this: Everything between a given reactor Control Panel, and the connected sensor, actuator or etc. on The Reactor, was his bailiwick.

He was of course, qualified for "whatever" on the rest of the boat.

Earned his Dolphins on the USS Rock, a Fleet Boat.

The fat middle of his career though, was Fast Attack Nukes, being a Plank Owner on the USS Scamp.

And extended Westpac cruises aboard the USS Snook. Which they should've named the USS Sneak.

They did some shit, back in the day.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX



Posted by: Jim at November 29, 2018 11:55 PM (QzJWU)

390 Yes, that's always the bitch. It works, money well spent, if not, damn.
Posted by: some rat in the swamp at November 29, 2018 11:48 PM (LOq4H)

Well, my thinking here is "go to the source". These people literally write the books on transmission repair. Somebody there has seen this happen before.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 29, 2018 11:55 PM (fDU8w)

391 I see a new fundraiser opportunity, like the cookbook.
Posted by: Miklos, game on at November 29, 2018 11:52 PM (zCyNd)

Holy shnikes. Moronopoly. Brilliant. Go to directly to the Barrel. Do not pass nood. Do not collect 200 quatloos.

Only hitch: Custom board games are fuckin' expensive. I might just make a few for ace and cobs to give out for fun, if no one wants to buy.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 29, 2018 11:56 PM (5aX2M)

392 . .. drive to Calgary and pick the brains of the guys at the transmission shop, I figure it's worth a try.

Alberta Oil Peon at November 29, 2018 11:45 PM (fDU8w)

.....

Love your tales of mechanical woe. I picture you in a barren frozen landscape guarding a well head with Tolstoy on your lap.

Posted by: Smaug at November 29, 2018 11:56 PM (iF4iV)

393 The Hominy Hegemony: Can't get breakfast without Grits south of the Mason-Dixon. Sort of, anyway.

Posted by: Burger Chef at November 29, 2018 11:56 PM (RuIsu)

394 Jim, my Section Advisor at Prototype was an EMC who was originally a nuc IC-man before they phased those guys into the Electrician's Mate rating. The last of a dying breed.

Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at November 29, 2018 11:58 PM (gzmuv)

395 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99wYcVEPqW0

Posted by: rickl at November 29, 2018 11:58 PM (sdi6R)

396 Only hitch: Custom board games are fuckin' expensive. I might just make a few for ace and cobs to give out for fun, if no one wants to buy.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 29, 2018 11:56 PM (5aX2M)


Why expensive? I have had lots of promo stuff made, not so expensive. It's a unit cost question, but if you do 800-1000, not a major barrier.


Also the multi-threads about the rules would be a Horde-sourced hoot.

Posted by: Miklos, maybe could front this at November 29, 2018 11:59 PM (zCyNd)

397
Only hitch: Custom board games are fuckin' expensive. I might just make a few for ace and cobs to give out for fun, if no one wants to buy.

Yudhishthira's Dice at November 29, 2018 11:56 PM (5aX2M)

..........

Count me in on finance. Pyxie has my email.

Posted by: Smaug at November 30, 2018 12:00 AM (iF4iV)

398 Love your tales of mechanical woe. I picture you in a barren frozen landscape guarding a well head with Tolstoy on your lap.
Posted by: Smaug at November 29, 2018 11:56 PM (iF4iV)

Brandi Tolstoy? She's a fine girl.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at November 30, 2018 12:00 AM (nBr1j)

399 The Hominy Hegemony: Can't get breakfast without Grits south of the Mason-Dixon. Sort of, anyway.

Posted by: Burger Chef at November 29, 2018 11:56 PM (RuIsu)

Scattered and smothered, bubba.

Posted by: Miklos, at the Waffle House at November 30, 2018 12:01 AM (zCyNd)

400
Also the multi-threads about the rules would be a Horde-sourced hoot.

Visions of 43 man squamish dance in my head.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at November 30, 2018 12:01 AM (LOq4H)

401 Love your tales of mechanical woe. I picture you in a barren frozen landscape guarding a well head with Tolstoy on your lap.
Posted by: Smaug at November 29, 2018 11:56 PM (iF4iV)

Heh. I don't guard wellheads. I'm the dude that sits in a shack on an active drilling locations, and looks at the drill cuttings through a microscope, and tells them what they are drilling in.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybkqgr5z

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2018 12:03 AM (fDU8w)

402 Regarding BeckoningChasm, I'd suggest making some posts on his blog.

https://beckoningchasm.wordpress.com/

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 30, 2018 12:03 AM (NMAzL)

403 ...Jim, my Section Advisor at Prototype was an EMC who was originally a nuc IC-man before they phased those guys into the Electrician's Mate rating. The last of a dying breed.


Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at November 29, 2018 11:58 PM (gzmuv)



Old Man did good for a High School Dropout.

Enlisted '47, served in the Korean War aboard the Valley Forge as a baker's helper.

Got out, went home and got his diploma. Re enlisted and got into Sub School.

Accelerated history. Retired, bought TV repair business at WRONG time (here comes solid state!), and ended up going to work for TINY company in Orlando, FL.

Orlando Laser.

Which bought by Litton, becomes Litton Laser.

Fully 80% of all laser heads, regardless of WHOSE weapons system installed, went across his workbench in the first gulf war.

He retired from Litton as the Senior Prototype Test Engineer.

His highest credential was an Associates in Electrical Engineering, 'cause their H.R. demanded "a degree".

Old Man had a mathematical genius.

Alas, it didn't pass down to me. Nor did his Movie Star good looks..(i do NOT exaggerate in the slightest here.) But, I got his tenacity, so there's that.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at November 30, 2018 12:04 AM (QzJWU)

404 Why expensive? I have had lots of promo stuff made, not so expensive. It's a unit cost question, but if you do 800-1000, not a major barrier.

--+-+-

Oh, sure. If there's that much demand, it brings the pricing way down. But if it's only a handful, you're looking at at least $100 a hit. I can't say for sure, because megacorp paid for production. I could ask for unit costs from them.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 30, 2018 12:04 AM (5aX2M)

405 398 Love your tales of mechanical woe. I picture you in a barren frozen landscape guarding a well head with Tolstoy on your lap.
Posted by: Smaug at November 29, 2018 11:56 PM (iF4iV)

Brandi Tolstoy? She's a fine girl.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at November 30, 2018 12:00 AM (nBr1j)



Probably be a good wife.

Posted by: buzzion at November 30, 2018 12:04 AM (cAnNx)

406 I always carry a knife.
I've had 4 confiscated due my habit of carrying one.
TSA got 2, including a nice Sodbuster.
Lost one when I showed up for jury duty, confiscated.
Lost another when I showed up at a Giants game after they put in metal detectors.
These days I have a knife on me most of the time.
And pepper spray.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at November 30, 2018 12:05 AM (w7KSn)

407 Oh, sure. If there's that much demand, it brings the pricing way down. But if it's only a handful, you're looking at at least $100 a hit. I can't say for sure, because megacorp paid for production. I could ask for unit costs from them.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 30, 2018 12:04 AM (5aX2M)

Could you just print the board pattern on 4 sheets of adhesive bumper-sticker stock, and mail it to people who could then stick it on their own piece of card stock?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2018 12:07 AM (fDU8w)

408 I'll make photos of the one I did and blur out the branding for y'all to look at... I'll post tomorrow sometime.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 30, 2018 12:08 AM (5aX2M)

409 I do not find a man with bees on his wiener to be sexually attractive.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 30, 2018 12:09 AM (d6Ksn)

410
Brandi Tolstoy? She's a fine girl.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at November 30, 2018 12:00 AM (nBr1j)

.........

Came close to embarellment copying your post. What an cool blog. Looking forward to reading your postings. Thanks for for being in Vonnegut's <17%. It's an AOSHQ prerequisite.

Posted by: Smaug at November 30, 2018 12:09 AM (iF4iV)

411 I do not find a man with bees on his wiener to be sexually attractive.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 30, 2018 12:09 AM (d6Ksn)

He might be able to give quite the hummer.

(denounces self)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2018 12:11 AM (fDU8w)

412 ...I do not find a man with bees on his wiener to be sexually attractive.


Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 30, 2018 12:09 AM (d6Ksn)




Of course not.

It's a Honey Trap.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at November 30, 2018 12:12 AM (QzJWU)

413 Alas, it didn't pass down to me. Nor did his Movie Star good looks..(i do NOT exaggerate in the slightest here.) But, I got his tenacity, so there's that.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, T

........

Wow. What a delightful post for military vets. Fabulous. Thanks Jim.

Posted by: Smaug at November 30, 2018 12:12 AM (iF4iV)

414 Slap had his interview today and it went well, although he has his work cut out for him. Prayers are always appreciated.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 30, 2018 12:12 AM (NMAzL)

415 There are stories of job interviews where the employer invites the applicant in, and, if a man, asks him to empty their pockets on the desk.

No pocketknife?
Thanks for coming in, see ya.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at November 30, 2018 12:12 AM (w7KSn)

416 I do not find a man with bees on his wiener to be sexually attractive.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 30, 2018 12:09 AM (d6Ksn)

But after all those stings, it'll be yuuuuge, and it won't go down for at least a day.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 30, 2018 12:12 AM (5aX2M)

417 megacorp paid for production. I could ask for unit costs from them.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 30, 2018 12:04 AM (5aX2M)


Why ask them? Minor rounding cost. Mine were paid for by the EU (also not price sensitive).

The paper parts (actual board, cards) is cheap, plus some desktop design.

Plastic pieces (could be named after some commenters in a reverse auction, i.e., such would have to pay NOT to have a piece/character named after them) easy 3-D printer job. The shop kids at the local high school would do it as a project.

Could be multiple sets of rules/players: one for Morons, another for quasi-morons (there are thousands), another as Morons Against Humanity, etc.

Posted by: Miklos, at the Waffle House startup Incubator at November 30, 2018 12:13 AM (zCyNd)

418 you know the tsa is thethe biggest impediment to carrying a pocket knife. do you know how many knives I have donated to them when rushing to get trough security.

must have been some kind of bribe paid to gwb by the swiss army.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 12:13 AM (MTjB1)

419 I kind of weep for the Silent Service these days. When I was in, and this was ages ago, we were starting to ride that initial PC wave that has infested our military. It started with Tailhook, a couple years later, we've got a female ET mess-cranking in the galley waiting for a class-up who liked to flirt with the guys at nuc school in Orlando, then accuse them of sexual harassment to get them dropped from the program (because at the time, women couldn't go into Nuclear fields.) When we crossed the Equator, we got a message from Squadron forbidding us from doing the Shellback Initiation (hazing, don't you know). The Old Man conveniently pretended to get the message too late, which surprised me.
This shit was more than 20 years ago. I can only imagine what's going on now. It's not just that we've forgotten how to fight. We've been neutered.

Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at November 30, 2018 12:13 AM (gzmuv)

420 The Daily Telegraph "busted" Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban shopping at Walmart and eating KFC. That makes me like them.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 30, 2018 12:13 AM (d6Ksn)

421 These days I have a knife on me most of the time.
And pepper spray.
Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at N




just in case those fuckers try to take you knife.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 12:14 AM (MTjB1)

422 Could you just print the board pattern on 4 sheets of adhesive bumper-sticker stock, and mail it to people who could then stick it on their own piece of card stock?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2018 12:07 AM (fDU8w)

AOP Know de wey.

Posted by: Miklos, still at the Waffle House startup Incubator at November 30, 2018 12:15 AM (zCyNd)

423 ugh he has his work cut out for him. Prayers are always appreciated.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 30, 2018 12:12 AM (NMAzL)

.......

Prayers. My subscription coffers depend on it.

Posted by: MoMeMatch.com at November 30, 2018 12:16 AM (iF4iV)

424 Jutland?

Let's hope we don't have any battlecruisers with a propensity to blow up...

Actually the US Navy should remember Savo Island that cost them dearly in cruisers and lives.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 30, 2018 12:17 AM (+2dKk)

425
I'm messing with Miley's old laptop, a Toshiba. She thought it was gone, but all it needed was a hard reset.

And it was still running Win10 1607, which reached EOL back in April. So I'm getting her all up to date.


Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at November 30, 2018 12:17 AM (NMAzL)

426 well, two knees and a hard reset is all a good woman ever needs and wants.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 12:18 AM (MTjB1)

427
Speaking of Waffle House, I took Miley to her first one when she got down here. We went again a few days ago. She likes it, just like I knew she would.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at November 30, 2018 12:18 AM (NMAzL)

428 Smaug.


Those "looks" were a thing.

Los Angeles USN Recruiting Station had him film an advertisement for the L.A. broadcast market, 'bout 64 or so.

And yes, it did air. In living Black & White.

And yes, he did get fan mail. And inquiries from "Hollywood".

Vivid memory. All of that mail going up in flames in a wastebasket in the alley out back.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at November 30, 2018 12:19 AM (QzJWU)

429 make sure you do not delete miley's stash of lesabian porn when you reset the computer. especially the homemade.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 12:20 AM (MTjB1)

430 Great breakfast place = Waffle House

Lena Dunham's place = Twatwaffle House

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2018 12:20 AM (miE9U)

431 The paper parts (actual board, cards) is cheap, plus some desktop design.

Plastic pieces (could be named after some commenters in a reverse auction, i.e., such would have to pay NOT to have a piece/character named after them) easy 3-D printer job. The shop kids at the local high school would do it as a project.

---------

They only did a few dozen, as gifts for a high performer to be given at each quarterly all hands meeting. To my delight, they're a coveted prize.

But, yeah... that's pretty much the score. I know they had the print prod done in China, and had an employee who was a 3D enthusiast do the pieces.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 30, 2018 12:20 AM (5aX2M)

432 414 Slap had his interview today and it went well, although he has his work cut out for him. Prayers are always appreciated.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 30, 2018 12:12 AM (NMAzL)

Hopefully fava beans and a nice Chianti were not mentioned.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 30, 2018 12:21 AM (NWiLs)

433

So I'm getting her all up to date.


publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at November 30, 2018 12:17 AM (NMAzL

..........

Your payment is late and all good feels shall be cancelled today.

Posted by: MoMeMatch.com at November 30, 2018 12:21 AM (iF4iV)

434 So I'm getting her all up to date.


Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at November 30, 2018 12:17 AM (NMAzL)

I'm feeling pretty up to date.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 30, 2018 12:21 AM (NMAzL)

435 I'm messing with Miley's old laptop, a Toshiba. She thought it was gone, but all it needed was a hard reset.

And it was still running Win10 1607, which reached EOL back in April. So I'm getting her all up to date.


Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at November 30, 2018 12:17 AM (NMAzL)

Heh. Load it up with Linux Mint 18.0 It will run faster, and boot quicker.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2018 12:21 AM (fDU8w)

436 So I'm getting her all up to date.


publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at N



good luck, likely has not been well spanked for some time.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 12:22 AM (MTjB1)

437 You know, I was thinking about Savo Island when I read the article. I think that is another part of the institutional will to forget, which is easier to do when you start mopping the floor with the other guy afterwards. The Falklands was a big wakeup call too, answered too late by the Stark, operating in very restrictive waters in the middle of the Iran-Iraq War, with point defense disabled. We then kicked the shit out of the Iranian Navy in Praying Mantis, but I think this is just another example of Savo carried forward. The only lasting lesson from the Falklands and the Stark was the Burke class destroyers actually having armor, and getting rid of aluminum superstructure.

Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at November 30, 2018 12:23 AM (gzmuv)

438 416 I do not find a man with bees on his wiener to be sexually attractive.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at November 30, 2018 12:09 AM (d6Ksn)

Where else would you look for your honey?

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at November 30, 2018 12:23 AM (nBr1j)

439 Actually the US Navy should remember Savo Island that cost them dearly in cruisers and lives.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 30, 2018 12:17 AM (+2dKk)

True, but neither the Russians nor the Chinese have any history of competent seamanship. Soviet ships used to burn all by themselves. And now they've lost their only large capacity dry dock (which they had to buy from someone else).

And hopefully the USN has torpedoes that work, unlike the Mark 14.

Posted by: Miklos, historian cap back on at November 30, 2018 12:23 AM (zCyNd)

440 good luck, likely has not been well spanked for some time.
Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 12:22 AM (MTjB1)

He'll give me a good licking if I need one.

Which I do.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 30, 2018 12:24 AM (NMAzL)

441 >> do not delete miley's stash of lesabian porn

Lesabian porn? I'm not saying I know a lot about porn, but I know a lot about porn, and I've never heard of that. Lesabian sounds...intriguing.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at November 30, 2018 12:24 AM (NMAzL)

442 good luck, likely has not been well spanked for some time.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 12:22 AM (MTjB1)



spanked / boot.

boot / spanked.

tomato, tomahto.


It's all sauce in the end.

/phrasing



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at November 30, 2018 12:25 AM (QzJWU)

443 Lesabian sounds...intriguing.
Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at November 30, 2018 12:24 AM (NMAzL)

The 'b' is silent.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 30, 2018 12:25 AM (NMAzL)

444 Socking aside, Miley and Publius, I hope you continue to build a constructive, loving relationship that handles the fire of life. PJs are mandatory.

Posted by: Smaug at November 30, 2018 12:25 AM (iF4iV)

445 >> Heh. Load it up with Linux Mint 18.0

It probably would, but Linux is far too different for her Grace.

I've already got a Fedora 29 install on a VM in my new laptop here. If she wants to try her hand at Linux, she can play with mine.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at November 30, 2018 12:26 AM (NMAzL)

446 Hi.

So, the nice thing about the truck, vs the van, is how quick it heats up (or cools down) because, smaller cabin.

But the other day, after Red has been sitting awhile, I start it up, and turn on the heat...

BRAAATTT TTTT AATTT TTT T etc

Found why [link in nic] Rodentia

Gonna have a little talk with the catz.

Posted by: mindful webworker and the joys of rural living at November 30, 2018 12:26 AM (9bnvQ)

447
Well, Miley wants me to open up my tunnel again.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at November 30, 2018 12:27 AM (NMAzL)

448 PJs are mandatory.

Posted by: Smaug at November 30, 2018 12:25 AM (iF4iV)

Is there a GoFundMe to buy those crazy kids comfy flannel footie PJs?

Posted by: Miklos, full of the *hic* milk of human kindness at November 30, 2018 12:28 AM (zCyNd)

449 Of all the songs I've linked tonight, I can't stop listening to Billie Holliday's "These Foolish Things". I've never heard it before, but holy crap, that is good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_20tKuKtF8

I've listened to it ten times at least.

Posted by: rickl at November 30, 2018 12:28 AM (sdi6R)

450
He'll give me a good licking if I need one.

Which I do.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 30, 2018 12:24 AM (NMAzL)

..........

It is a wonder Wikishitea describes AOSHQ as "bawdy." Why?

Posted by: Smaug at November 30, 2018 12:28 AM (iF4iV)

451 Socking aside, Miley and Publius, I hope you continue to build a constructive, loving relationship that handles the fire of life. PJs are mandatory.
Posted by: Smaug at November 30, 2018 12:25 AM (iF4iV)

Thank you, Smaug. This feels absolutely right.

But I sleep in the buff.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 30, 2018 12:29 AM (NMAzL)

452
Crap, I had disabled the OpenVPN service on my router, so my tunnel won't open, darn it. I forgot to reenable before I left to come eat at Miley's.

Eat supper, that is.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at November 30, 2018 12:29 AM (NMAzL)

453 I got nothin'. See you tomorrow. Carry on.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 30, 2018 12:30 AM (NWiLs)

454 Too many known and unknown unknowns (to me) to make any sense of it, but it was revealed that last week the FBI raided the home of a whistleblower regarding federal non-investigation of wrong-doing at the Clinton Foundation and maybe Uranium-1 related matters. Guy had already provided his info to DOJ IG and Hill intel committees.


No, I don't understand almost any of it either (I mean the why's and wherefore's). But, big story. Maybe. At least odd. Guy's lawyer is hollerin' that his client is a protected species under whistleblower protection laws, and had provided info to authorities already, all of which sounds sorta right.


At the Daily Caller.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2018 12:30 AM (QDnY+)

455 Posted by: Smaug at November 29, 2018 11:52 PM (iF4iV)

I wasn't trying to be mean - which is why I left your sig and name off of the comment when I responded - but that's how I really felt about your comment. I would advise that you not repeat it to anyone, but that's up to you, of course.

String Theory is not like Global Warming crap or anything of that sort. It's a serious theory (theoretical template, even) that has required the work of some of the greatest living geniuses to produce. It might prove to be incorrect in the end - it might well - but that has nothing to do with whether it was worth ever pursuing as a theory. It is a beautiful idea that one should appreciate as true art, if not as an actual model of the physical universe.

Pursuing such models is what we do as humans. That is what has brought humanity to this point. I sensed a real lack of appreciation in your position for this ... which is fine. You can appreciate or deride whatever you choose, but, I would recommend giving this one a little more thought, first.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 30, 2018 12:30 AM (Cp/jq)

456 just in case those fuckers try to take you knife.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 12:14 AM (MTjB1)

In the Moronopoly game, I want the Y5 piece. But what would it look like? And are you supposed to play in character?

Posted by: Miklos, back in the game, in a way at November 30, 2018 12:30 AM (zCyNd)

457
Moronopoly.


I see a new fundraiser opportunity, like the cookbook.
Posted by: Miklos
---------

One square might be The Ottoman.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 30, 2018 12:30 AM (xSo9G)

458 But I sleep in the buff.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 30, 2018 12:29 AM (NMAzL)

You sleep in a B52?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2018 12:32 AM (fDU8w)

459
But I sleep in the buff.

Miley, the Duchess at November 30, 2018 12:29 AM (NMAzL)

..........

Damn right. So does Dragon wife. TMI re me.

PJs are for when the mailhuman might show up.

Or at least strategically located for quick apparelling.

Posted by: Smaug at November 30, 2018 12:33 AM (iF4iV)

460 moronopoly



Go To Jail Go directly to Jail and get spanked. Do not pass GO, do not collect $200

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 12:34 AM (MTjB1)

461 Reactor, didn't know the Burkes had armor. Shows ya how lazy and uninformed I've become since despairing of the national trajectory.


So lazy I still haven't bothered to put myself any knowledge about the Japanese Aegis destroyers, 3 of which (must be a substantial % of their force) I saw in Nagasaki 2 weeks ago - tied up at the Mitsubishi shipyards.



Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2018 12:34 AM (QDnY+)

462 In the Moronopoly game, I want the Y5 piece. But what would it look like? And are you supposed to play in character?
Posted by: Miklos, back in the game, in a way at N



regardless of how you meant it I am taking that not only as high praise but as a sincere compliment.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 12:35 AM (MTjB1)

463 Dude should change his name to "Kneel Before Me" Tyson.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 30, 2018 12:35 AM (gmGt4)

464 NSFW is way better than splaining astrophysics.

Posted by: Smaug at November 30, 2018 12:36 AM (iF4iV)

465 One square might be The Ottoman.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 30, 2018 12:30 AM (xSo9G)

There will be no Jail, just the Barrel, which is worse. And no "get out of barrel free" cards. You only get out when another player goes in.

And Jennifer Connolly is the Community Chest.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2018 12:36 AM (fDU8w)

466 But I sleep in the buff.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at November 30, 2018 12:29 AM (NMAzL)

You know the rules. Pics, etc.

Posted by: Miklos, probably gonna be disappointed here at November 30, 2018 12:36 AM (zCyNd)

467 Hey Horde!

The article about pocketknives reminded me that I misplaced mine a few months ago and have yet to buy a replacement.

Does anyone know of a good brand of pocketknife?

Posted by: Surfperch at November 30, 2018 12:36 AM (pkeCj)

468 Moronopoly

Dark Purple


Open Bloggers

COBs

Light Blue


Sidebar

Bloggers in Arms

Banner Ads

Pink


Mid Morning Thread

A Smart Military Blog

Weird News Dump

Orange


Open Thread

Links Post

Social Media Shitpost

Red


Chess Thread

Ace Movie Review

Book Thread

Yellow


The Morning Rant

Gardening Thread

Movie Thread

Green


Food Thread

Pet Thread

Gun Thread

Dark Blue


Morning Report

ONT

Stations


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Niue

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Utilities

Crossbows

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Jail - Barrel


Income Tax - Tip Jar


Luxury Tax - The AoSHQ Amazon Store


Chance - 404 Error


Community Chest - Moron Meetup

Posted by: Weirddave at November 30, 2018 12:37 AM (JP6CH)

469 @439 True, but neither the Russians nor the Chinese have any history of competent seamanship. Soviet ships used to burn all by themselves. And now they've lost their only large capacity dry dock (which they had to buy from someone else).
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Russia's more or less a paper tiger where the US is concerned. Yeah, they lost their dry dock. But their carrier is largely a showpiece, anyway. And Russia doesn't have the money to start putting serious work into their navy.

China is possibly another matter, though they're still a ways off from having the necessary knowledge base of skills. And a bit of good news (I don't think the link came from here). China's first home-built carrier (the Liaoning) is essentially a copy of the one they got from Russia. It's undergoing sea trials right now. Their second, which they're working on, has a number of improvements, including an EM launch system, similar to the one that's supposed to be operational on the Gerald Ford.

But the third home-built carrier has apparently been delayed due to budget constraints. You see, some complete jerk went and started a trade war with China, so there isn't as much money as Beijing thought there would be for the PLAN...

Posted by: junior at November 30, 2018 12:37 AM (ZJBKp)

470
Battleships are gonna make a comeback in a big way. This I know. All those other boats are just a fad.

Posted by: otho at November 30, 2018 12:38 AM (LkFnL)

471 You know the rules. Pics, etc.

Posted by: Miklos, probably gonna be disappointed here at November 30, 2018 12:36 AM (zCyNd)

..........

Yah, no braggin w/o proofs. Universally mathematical proofs.

Posted by: Smaug at November 30, 2018 12:38 AM (iF4iV)

472 Moronopoly Chance Card - 'Congratulations! You've won a pudding cup!'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 30, 2018 12:38 AM (CDGwz)

473 Talk of Senate GOP types somehow preventing nationality question staying in the census. Dunno how that would work, don't know if true at all. Troubling thing is, while outrageous, it's entirely believable. Reason for getting 57 or more Senate seats wasn't abstract, or for punishing the Dems - it was to (maybe) have some working control of matters.



Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2018 12:38 AM (QDnY+)

474 Rhomboid,
It's not a _lot_ of armor, certainly nothing to compare it to the battlewagons of WW2, but what they do have was enough to keep the Cole afloat. If it had been a Spru-can in a Yemenese harbor, it probably would have sank. The other major change was getting rid of aluminum superstructures. In the Falklands, the Exocet that hit the Sheffield failed to detonate. The ship sank because what was left of the rocket motor caught the aluminum superstructure on fire (and the hit actually severed the firemain going in), but steel doesn't burn like aluminum does. Once the fire got going, with no firemain, there was no way to stop it.

Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at November 30, 2018 12:40 AM (gzmuv)

475 But the third home-built carrier has apparently been delayed due to budget constraints. You see, some complete jerk went and started a trade war with China, so there isn't as much money as Beijing thought there would be for the PLAN...
Posted by: junior at November 30, 2018 12:37 AM (ZJBKp)

Huge difference between a Blue water and White Water Navy.

China cannot project power like we can. We can stay on station for long periods of time, not just deploy in local waters where logistics are close.

So, could they punch us in the nose? maybe... could they go 12 rounds? uh, no.

Posted by: Don Q at November 30, 2018 12:40 AM (NgKpN)

476 One square might be The Ottoman.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 30, 2018 12:30 AM (xSo9G)

Go To Jail Go directly to Jail and get spanked. Do not pass GO, do not collect $200

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 12:34 AM (MTjB1)


GO directly to the Ottoman for your spanking.


This might be for an entirely different demographic.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Posted by: Miklos, a sometime "creative" at November 30, 2018 12:40 AM (zCyNd)

477 Oh good. Surfperch's in CA, so any pocketknife he can get, I could get. Assuming Surfperch knows the knife laws here.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2018 12:40 AM (QDnY+)

478 Posted by: Weirddave at November 30, 2018 12:37 AM (JP6CH

.....

Ok fabulous ONT, and that was the most amazing barrel, but not a barrel ever.

Posted by: Smaug at November 30, 2018 12:40 AM (iF4iV)

479 Does anyone know of a good brand of pocketknife?
Posted by: Surfperch at N




well, define pocket knife? swiss army is always the go to, leatherman is just as good. if you want something more knife centric get something like the almar sere 2000.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 12:41 AM (MTjB1)

480 > I'm the dude that sits in a shack on an active drilling locations, and looks at the drill cuttings through a microscope, and tells them what they are drilling in.

Ever have problems with espionage? From the stories I've heard, that was rife here in Alaska back in the day. One story is that a local umpteen-millionaire real estate baron got his initial stake by lifting seismic data out of the oil company offices for which he was the janitor.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 30, 2018 12:42 AM (gmGt4)

481 > Oh good. Surfperch's in CA, so any pocketknife he can get, I could get. Assuming Surfperch knows the knife laws here.


The Alaska legislature finally shitcanned their many-decades-old bans on switchblades and brass knuckles a couple of years ago. I guess it finally soaked in that those didn't really do much in an environment in which any non-felon can carry a gun, openly or concealed, with no permit of any kind required.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 30, 2018 12:44 AM (gmGt4)

482 > swiss army is always the go to, leatherman is just as good.

Genuine Swiss Army is fine, but I'm a Leatherman man myself.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 30, 2018 12:45 AM (gmGt4)

483 Opinel folding pocket knives are good quality, and look more like a tool or a kitchen utensil than a weapon, for where that matters:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6ulul78

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2018 12:45 AM (fDU8w)

484 OK. I gotta go to bed for the actual job (feh) in the morning. But I'm bookmarking this for the morning cause there are great ideas already! I'm going to at least design this sucker, and see about production later. Once I have basic design nailed down, then its time to Hordesource details, rules, etc. I'll begin the basic outline for spaces of Weirddave's list.

Thanks WD, Miklos, and everyone. G'night!!

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 30, 2018 12:46 AM (5aX2M)

485 Reactor, thanks. Knew the Sheffield had the aluminum fire problem. Don't recall if Coventry did as well. Think Ardent, Antelope, and Gallahad all were victims of Mk 82s, so conventional blast damage, presumably.


Have mentioned it before, but decades ago, at lunch with the commanding officer of the Iowa, I asked if anyone had estimated how many naval cruise missile hits that class could take. He laughed, said a consultant had thrown in an analysis for free, an annex to some report, guesstimated a big number, 100, or something like that. Of course there'd be a lot of painting to do, all antennae and wiring and sensors would be shot. But still, kinda funny.


With the pop-up, large warhead Soviet naval cruise missiles, I think the number would be far less, but for typical sea skimmers, sure. Iowa was hit in combat once, I think, in WWII. They didn't know til daylight, teak deck was splintered, small shallow scar on the #4 main battery turret.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2018 12:47 AM (QDnY+)

486 lol, drudge has a pic of one caravanhadi boosting another over the wall. you know what would make an impression on them? if his buddies head disintegrated into a mist and he fell back onto the mexican side.

or if when they were more than halfway over the wall someone on our side yanked them down turned on a wood chipper and blew him back through the wall.

just spitballing.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 12:47 AM (MTjB1)

487 479 Does anyone know of a good brand of pocketknife?
Posted by: Surfperch at N




well, define pocket knife? swiss army is always the go to, leatherman is just as good. if you want something more knife centric get something like the almar sere 2000.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 12:41 AM (MTjB1)

I guess I'd define it as having a blade, folding and being capable of fitting in one's pocket. I'm not that particular about anything beyond that.

I think I had some sort of off-brand Leatherman before, so I'll probably end up buying the real thing unless a better suggestion comes along.

I've not heard of the Almar sere 2000, I'll have to look it up.

Posted by: Surfperch at November 30, 2018 12:48 AM (pkeCj)

488 Hey Rickl --

Is there a particular reason you're seranading us tonight?

(The music IS good!)

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at November 30, 2018 12:48 AM (QU+qf)

489 @475 China cannot project power like we can. We can stay on station for long periods of time, not just deploy in local waters where logistics are close.

So, could they punch us in the nose? maybe... could they go 12 rounds? uh, no.
---------------

They're very much aware of that. It's why their plan is to build *lots* of ships. Carrier number four (i.e. the third home-built carrier, which I mentioned above) isn't meant to be their final ship. These are their early ships, which they use to figure out what works, and start to assemble a fraction of the knowledge that the USN has when it comes to building and operating carriers. The unnamed carrier that's still under construction will be their first carrier that uses a launch system instead of the more popular ski jump that most of the world's carriers use. Every navy starts with a single ship. China can't compete with the USN yet. But a few decades from now, that might not be true.

And, should worst come to worst, even this small handful might be enough to chase the USN away from the Republic of China long enough to land troops.

Posted by: junior at November 30, 2018 12:48 AM (ZJBKp)

490 Moronopoly Chance Card - 'Congratulations! You've won a pudding cup!'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 30, 2018 12:38 AM (CDGwz)

The Deluxe Edition comes with actual pudding cups.

*note to self-contact the Snack Pack people Monday-anticipate awkward questions*

Posted by: Miklos, marketing rain and pudding maker at November 30, 2018 12:49 AM (zCyNd)

491 Ever have problems with espionage? From the stories I've heard, that was rife here in Alaska back in the day. One story is that a local umpteen-millionaire real estate baron got his initial stake by lifting seismic data out of the oil company offices for which he was the janitor.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 30, 2018 12:42 AM (gmGt4)

That is known as "scouting" in the industry. I have been on wells that had "tight hole" status, and we had to take great precautions in calling in our reports. I have heard tales of drilling engineers running perforated steam lines around the perimeter of the lease to create a wall of fog so scouts could not count the joints of pipe coming out of the ground.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2018 12:49 AM (fDU8w)

492 s

This might be for an entirely different demographic.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Posted by: Miklos, a sometime "creative" at N




like it but can you imagine the cat fights that will break out between the ettes trying to buy the ottoman square?

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 12:49 AM (MTjB1)

493 Night all. Be well.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at November 30, 2018 12:49 AM (ffYR/)

494
Well, the update on Miley's Toshiba failed. "Error during SAFE_OS phase during BOOT operation".

No wonder it hadn't updated itself. It failed before. Error log is full of gobbledygook. Lot's of errors, failure to do this, do that, find this, etc, etc.

It will be a clean install required, methinks.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at November 30, 2018 12:50 AM (NMAzL)

495 429 make sure you do not delete miley's stash of lesabian porn when you reset the computer. especially the homemade.

yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 12:20 AM (MTjB1)

...........

Yup Wikiskankia has it right. A bawdy horde. That was way funny.

Posted by: Smaug at November 30, 2018 12:50 AM (iF4iV)

496 It is a fun ONT, Weird Dave.
Thanks, as usual!

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at November 30, 2018 12:50 AM (w7KSn)

497 > I have heard tales of drilling engineers running perforated steam lines around the perimeter of the lease to create a wall of fog so scouts could not count the joints of pipe coming out of the ground.

Nice one.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 30, 2018 12:50 AM (gmGt4)

498 Community Chest - Moron Meetup

Posted by: Weirddave at November 30, 2018 12:37 AM (JP6CH)

Please review any IPR agreement with AceCorp LLC.

Let's not end up like the Campbell Soup people.

Posted by: Miklos, marketing rain and pudding maker at November 30, 2018 12:50 AM (zCyNd)

499 They're very much aware of that. It's why their plan is to build *lots* of ships. Carrier number four (i.e. the third home-built carrier, which I mentioned above) isn't meant to be their final ship. These are their early ships, which they use to figure out what works, and start to assemble a fraction of the knowledge that the USN has when it comes to building and operating carriers. The unnamed carrier that's still under construction will be their first carrier that uses a launch system instead of the more popular ski jump that most of the world's carriers use. Every navy starts with a single ship. China can't compete with the USN yet. But a few decades from now, that might not be true.

And, should worst come to worst, even this small handful might be enough to chase the USN away from the Republic of China long enough to land troops.
Posted by: junior at N




well, the interesting thing is that china likely does not think that china has a few decades to work everything out. everything they are doing, especially appointing xi emperor forever, has the hallmark of a country that believes that they have to move soon.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 12:52 AM (MTjB1)

500 > China can't compete with the USN yet. But a few decades from now, that might not be true.

Personally, I don't think China has a couple of decades.

I just hope their inevitable collapse doesn't drag us into it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 30, 2018 12:52 AM (gmGt4)

501 IIRC, Coventry's Exocet detonated, as the ship sank fairly quickly afterward, whereas Sheffield sank while under tow many hours after its hit. The others were all hit by conventional 2000 pound bombs, although many more hits were scored, but many bombs failed to detonate, just punching straight through (one side benefit of no armor, I guess.) Antelope I think was an EOD mishap. The bomb did not detonate on impact, but later when they tried to defuze it.

After WW2, and the testing we did on ships with nukes, it was clear that even armored ships were toast against a close detonation, and so why bother with the weight and expense of armor? Except that the very weapons that caused armor to be dispensed with meant we ended up fighting conventional forces where armor would make a big difference.

But I was on a sub. If you got hit at all, you were probably going to die. Best not to even get shot at.

Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at November 30, 2018 12:53 AM (gzmuv)

502
We were watching the Twilight Zone. It was the episode where Agnes Moorehead destroyed the little flying saucer with a hatchet.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at November 30, 2018 12:54 AM (NMAzL)

503 I like the commiepoly board, because the original monopoly was supposed to be a kind of satirical take on capitalism. But it was an actually entertaining game, sort of like capitalism is! Communism is just like this commiepoly board - an unplayable nightmare where everyone loses but the party leader.

Posted by: Chris M at November 30, 2018 12:54 AM (6XZdO)

504 It will be a clean install required, methinks.
Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at November 30, 2018 12:50 AM (NMAzL)

You could have done a complete Linux install in the time span between your first post about Miley's PC and this one.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2018 12:54 AM (fDU8w)

505 skankia has it right. A bawdy horde. That was way funny.
Posted by: Smaug at N



well, it was Ace intended.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 12:54 AM (MTjB1)

506 Opinel folding pocket knives are good quality, and look more like a tool or a kitchen utensil than a weapon, for where that matters:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6ulul78
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2018 12:45 AM (fDU8w)

All the prices are in Canadian Dollars, I can't tell if it's absurdly expensive or reasonably priced.

Posted by: Surfperch at November 30, 2018 12:55 AM (pkeCj)

507 Y5, those are considered, moderate, and creative border security concepts you have there.


Meanwhile, in reality, catch-and-release rolls on, notwithstanding Trump's emphatic - and sincere and passionate - declarations to the contrary. In Yuma, illegal migration-facilitators (this is an objective description of the role played, in effect, by NGOs) are now putting release-ees in hotels, so there isn't even the photo op mass release off the bus, as happened in Phoenix again this week. So the release part is becoming stealthier.


El Centro sector (Yuma) seeing an increasing flow of groups of families. Easy place to walk over, surrender, make fake asylum request. Will be shocked if the area isn't swamped soon. TJ migrants will surely get the word.


Best part is this lawless insanity is supported, implicitly or explicitly, by one entire political party, most of the other political party, 90% of "elites" in all fields, and a substantial minority of actual citizens.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2018 12:56 AM (QDnY+)

508 Nope, I was wrong, Coventry was hit by 2000 pound bombs. I found a dramatic photo of the A-4s coming in at it.

https://tinyurl.com/y7zjszhg

Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at November 30, 2018 12:57 AM (gzmuv)

509 All the prices are in Canadian Dollars, I can't tell if it's absurdly expensive or reasonably priced.
Posted by: Surfperch at November 30, 2018 12:55 AM (pkeCj)

A Canadian dollar is about 75 cents. So some of those knives run a little more than ten dollars, up to maybe 30 or so for the fancier ones.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2018 12:57 AM (fDU8w)

510 Knew the Sheffield had the aluminum fire problem.


The Brits learned another thing, of which I think the USN took note.

Uniforms should not be made of polyester.

Posted by: Miklos, recalling all that somewhat at November 30, 2018 12:58 AM (zCyNd)

511 The Brits learned another thing, of which I think the USN took note.

Uniforms should not be made of polyester.
Posted by: Miklos, recalling all that somewhat at N




yeesh, ugly lesson.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 12:59 AM (MTjB1)

512 2000-lbers? Thought the Argie uses Mk 82s?


I really should know this, for reasons.



Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2018 01:00 AM (QDnY+)

513 The Brits learned another thing, of which I think the USN took note.

Uniforms should not be made of polyester.
Posted by: Miklos, recalling all that somewhat at November 30, 2018 12:58 AM (zCyNd)

There are several very good flame-retardant fabrics out there, notably Nomex.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2018 01:00 AM (fDU8w)

514
But I was on a sub. If you got hit at all, you were probably going to die. Best not to even get shot at.

Reactor Axe Man at November 30, 2018 12:53 AM (gzmuv)

.........
I prefer above ground sploding. BOHICA!

Posted by: Smaug at November 30, 2018 01:00 AM (iF4iV)

515 Posted by: Weirddave at November 30, 2018 12:37 AM (JP6CH)

*ahem*

Posted by: Lisa Ann at November 30, 2018 01:01 AM (A9I+K)

516 Well, I am going to call it a night. Be well, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2018 01:03 AM (fDU8w)

517 so, for our resident submariner, I have a question. since noise is a serious threat to submarines and launching torpedoes is very noisy, why not simply transmit the coordinates of some enemy sub to someone else and have them launch the torpedo?

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 01:03 AM (MTjB1)

518 All the prices are in Canadian Dollars, I can't tell if it's absurdly expensive or reasonably priced.
Posted by: Surfperch at November 30, 2018 12:55 AM (pkeCj)

A Canadian dollar is about 75 cents. So some of those knives run a little more than ten dollars, up to maybe 30 or so for the fancier ones.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2018 12:57 AM (fDU8w)

Good, that puts them well within my price range. Thanks AOP.

Posted by: Surfperch at November 30, 2018 01:03 AM (pkeCj)

519
You could have done a complete Linux install in the time span between your first post about Miley's PC and this one.

Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2018 12:54 AM (fDU8w)

.......

They did an install. Just not Linux.

Posted by: Smaug at November 30, 2018 01:03 AM (iF4iV)

520 Look at those big bastards under the wings of the A-4s coming in at Coventry. They look like drop tanks they're so big, but you aren't gonna carry a drop tank on a fast low level attack while getting shot at by 4.2" guns and every small arm they can send topside at you.

The boat I was on (USS KAMEHAMEHA SSN-642) had three watertight compartments, which, if one were completely flooded, would still give us enough reserve buoyancy to not sink. LA class boat have only two watertight compartments - Engine Room or Everything Else. If they take a direct hit, they're fookin' done.

Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at November 30, 2018 01:04 AM (gzmuv)

521 was on a sub. If you got hit at all, you were probably going to die. Best not to even get shot at.

Reactor Axe Man at November 30, 2018 12:53 AM (gzmuv)

.........
I prefer above ground sploding. BOHICA!
Posted by: Smaug at N




yeah, that would suck.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 01:04 AM (MTjB1)

522 Night Alberta. Be well.

Posted by: Smaug at November 30, 2018 01:04 AM (iF4iV)

523 you know the tsa is thethe biggest impediment to carrying a pocket knife. do you know how many knives I have donated to them when rushing to get trough security.

must have been some kind of bribe paid to gwb by the swiss army.
Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 12:13 AM (MTjB1)

You don't have to surrender ownership, just the possession of the knife for the flight. Tell the TSA agent to bag it, tag it, put it on your flight, get a receipt, and pick it up from the flight crew (usually wrapped in a giant garbage bag) upon deplaning at final destination.

I've saved many Victorinox and special tools this way on national and nternational flights, usually because my check-in luggage was sent ahead to the airport by corporate and I couldn't empty my pockets after working the last day in country prior to check-in.

TSA just don't tell you that option exists because it's more work for them. They'd rather intimidate you into surrendering ownership.

Posted by: tumbleweed at November 30, 2018 01:05 AM (xOmzq)

524 I've not heard of the Almar sere 2000, I'll have to look it up.
Posted by: Surfperch at N


well it is nice, even droolworthy, however, if you are in california not a good choice.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 01:07 AM (MTjB1)

525 why not simply transmit the coordinates of some enemy sub to someone else and have them launch the torpedo?

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 01:03 AM (MTjB1)


You go now! I do job!

Posted by: Chin Ni-hao, Phd student and DARPA intern at November 30, 2018 01:07 AM (zCyNd)

526 You don't have to surrender ownership, just the possession of the knife for the flight. Tell the TSA agent to bag it, tag it, put it on your flight, get a receipt, and pick it up from the flight crew (usually wrapped in a giant garbage bag) upon deplaning at final destination.

I've saved many Victorinox and special tools this way on national and nternational flights, usually because my check-in luggage was sent ahead to the airport by corporate and I couldn't empty my pockets after working the last day in country prior to check-in.

TSA just don't tell you that option exists because it's more work for them. They'd rather intimidate you into surrendering ownership.

Posted by: tumbleweed at N



thanks.
when we meetup sometime drinks are on me.
those fuckers.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 01:08 AM (MTjB1)

527 You go now! I do job!
Posted by: Chin Ni-hao, Phd student and DARPA intern at N

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 01:09 AM (MTjB1)

528 Y5 - the problem becomes one of stealthy communication. Radio waves do not propagate underwater at frequencies with useful bandwidths, sound based communications give you away. You can come to PD and send a message by sticking an antenna out of the water, but this too will give you away.

Part of the 'game' of underwater combat is mastering information. If you know more about who and what is out there, and where, you can maneuver into a position to get a killing shot where your enemy is least likely to detect before it's too late.
There are other factors in play, too. One wargame my boat played with the HOUSTON had us getting our ass kicked up and down, but... We could dive deeper than them, and there was a thermal layer at a depth where we could go and they could not. We slipped beneath this layer, and at one point (I was in Shaft Alley at the time), they passed DIRECTLY OVER US, to where I could hear the goddamned screw thrumming over my head - but they had no idea where we were. We popped up behind them like the Enterprise in ST2:TWOK, and shot them in the ass. Our one victory in the exercise.

Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at November 30, 2018 01:10 AM (gzmuv)

529
Personally, I don't think China has a couple of decades.

I just hope their inevitable collapse doesn't drag us into it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia


Aren't we always told they plan for the long long game?

Hundreds of years in the future?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 30, 2018 01:10 AM (aKsyK)

530 stealthy communication. Radio waves do not propagate underwater at frequencies with useful bandwidths, sound based communications give you away. You can come to PD and send a message by sticking an antenna out of the water, but this too will give you away.

Part of the 'game' of underwater combat is mastering information. If you know more about who and what is out there, and where, you can maneuver into a position to get a killing shot where your enemy is least likely to detect before it's too late.
There are other factors in play, too. One wargame my boat played with the HOUSTON had us getting our ass kicked up and down, but... We could dive deeper than them, and there was a thermal layer at a depth where we could go and they could not. We slipped beneath this layer, and at one point (I was in Shaft Alley at the time), they passed DIRECTLY OVER US, to where I could hear the goddamned screw thrumming over my head - but they had no idea where we were. We popped up behind them like the Enterprise in ST2:TWOK, and shot them in the ass. Our one victory in the exercise.
Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at N



1. thanks
2.interesting story

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 01:11 AM (MTjB1)

531 Just talkin' 'bout Shaft alley...

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 30, 2018 01:14 AM (aKsyK)

532 Aren't we always told they plan for the long long game?

Hundreds of years in the future?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 30, 2018 01:10 AM (aKsyK)

It is closer to the Marxist-Leninist concept of "correlation of forces", which is not illogical.

Go for it when you have the best opportunity, even if you are not completely ready, if the opponent seems like to be gaining strength faster.

Posted by: Miklos, from Karl marx U at November 30, 2018 01:14 AM (zCyNd)

533 you know this cohen guy is starting to become irritating. I am this close to wanting him to wind up like the dancing tranny in con air.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 01:15 AM (MTjB1)

534 Y5, one thing the Soviets/Russians used to do to minimize prepartory noises of getting ready to shoot was to keep 2 tubes loaded with weapons, flooded, and muzzle doors open, so all they had to do was shoot. It had its downsides which at the time back when they were not aware because they didn't have sonar sophisticated enough to pick it out - the open tubes make a flow noise when the sub moves through the water similar to that of blowing across the top of a coke bottle. We could hear it. They couldn't.

Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at November 30, 2018 01:17 AM (gzmuv)

535 454: I believe Saint Mueller is personally tied to uranium one. And Wray is a dick

Posted by: CN at November 30, 2018 01:17 AM (U7k5w)

536 Just got back from a long day and long drive. Unwinding briefly before I crash.

I was surprised to see gas at $1.97 near Petersburg, Va.

Been a long time since undeer 2 for me.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at November 30, 2018 01:21 AM (FTlwv)

537 Soviets/Russians used to do to minimize prepartory noises of getting ready to shoot was to keep 2 tubes loaded with weapons, flooded, and muzzle doors open, so all they had to do was shoot. It had its downsides which at the time back when they were not aware because they didn't have sonar sophisticated enough to pick it out - the open tubes make a flow noise when the sub moves through the water similar to that of blowing across the top of a coke bottle. We could hear it. They couldn't.
Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at N



very cool. things you learn on this smart military blog.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 01:21 AM (MTjB1)

538 Soviets/Russians used to do to minimize prepartory noises of getting ready to shoot was to keep 2 tubes loaded with weapons,


For example, the Kursk. When Putin was new on the job, he had the FSB find out what happened. Their report was released, then it was disappeared.

Basically, it was a classic case of catastrophic failure caused by a cascade of individual failures of both equipment and command/control.

Posted by: Miklos, from Karl Marx U at November 30, 2018 01:22 AM (zCyNd)

539 I've not heard of the Almar sere 2000, I'll have to look it up.
Posted by: Surfperch at N


well it is nice, even droolworthy, however, if you are in california not a good choice.
Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 01:07 AM (MTjB1)

If the knife weren't outside of my budget, I'd be fuming about how Commiefornia bans everything nice.

Posted by: Surfperch at November 30, 2018 01:29 AM (pkeCj)

540 There are other active defenses you can take (besides things like countermeasures) when you get shot at with a torpedo. Modern torpedoes are wire-guided. They have a hair fine copper wire that links the torpedo directly to the Fire Control panel on the launching sub so you can direct it to the target. Torpedo sensors are inferior to that of the launching platform, so under ideal conditions, you keep the weapon on the wire until it's at a range where its own guidance can't miss, then let it go for the terminal pursuit. This has its limitations - if the launching platform has to radically change its course or depth, it has to cut the wire (or it will break on its own.)

So if you hear a torpedo launch, an immediate action is to "Snapshot" - fire a torpedo down the bearing track of the incoming weapon and set it loose immediately. This forces the launching platform to "cut the wire" to evade your riposte, or else you both die. Once they've cut the wire, the torpedo you have to evade is easier to spoof with countermeasures like noisemakers and ADCs.

Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at November 30, 2018 01:29 AM (gzmuv)

541 If the knife weren't outside of my budget, I'd be fuming about how Commiefornia bans everything nice.
Posted by: Surfperch at N



some kid in nyc got arrested for carrying a swiss army knife with a lockblade. fuckers.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 01:34 AM (MTjB1)

542 Kursk was a like most disasters - a series of clusterfucks which, had any step in the chain been mitigated, the disaster might have been averted. Old torpedoes with a poor maintenance record being used to a 'resurgent' Navy, using a volatile propellant system with obvious risks but definite performance advantages, and the chronic weakness of the Russians - poor crew training.

That's pretty much the story of Soviet/Russian weapons. On paper, they are superior. Russian subs do in fact dive deeper and move faster, and carry more weapons than U.S. subs. They're also crewed largely by 2-year conscripts, overseen by a tiny handful of career enlisted and officers. 2 years experience is _basic competency..._ I myself didn't feel like I knew what the fuck I was doing in the Engine Room until I'd passed 2 years at sea, and by that point, the conscript is out.

Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at November 30, 2018 01:36 AM (gzmuv)

543 For example, the Kursk. When Putin was new on the job, he had the FSB find out what happened. Their report was released, then it was disappeared.

Basically, it was a classic case of catastrophic failure caused by a cascade of individual failures of both equipment and command/control.
Posted by: Miklos, from Karl Marx U at N




did you get to read it before it disappeared?

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 01:36 AM (MTjB1)

544 Nice chatting....just the tonic I needed.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at November 30, 2018 01:40 AM (FTlwv)

545 yeesh, what has a brother got to do to get an ette to share a pic of her rack to get the thread moving?

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 01:41 AM (MTjB1)

546 we have just gotten below 3 for gas, you are lucky to be below 2 now.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 01:42 AM (MTjB1)

547 Just looked over CA knife laws, a couple particularly outrageous things are that:

1) it is illegal to concealed-carry a switchblade, even in your own home.

2) it is possible for local governments to make additional restrictions on knives (Oakland apparently has the worst).

Posted by: Surfperch at November 30, 2018 01:42 AM (pkeCj)

548 with all the shootings in oakland you would think it wold be mandatory for everyone to carry a knife in the event that they need to perform an emergency tracheotomy.


not that I am complaining but there are few words I need to know how to spell less than tracheotomy.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 01:44 AM (MTjB1)

549 you would think oakland would encourage their citizens to carry knives to cut down on shootings.

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 01:48 AM (MTjB1)

550 did you get to read it before it disappeared?

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 01:36 AM (MTjB1)

Yes. It appears the Reactor Axe also heard something, although not what I saw.

The propellant problem was with a new ASW system they were testing, fired from the Peter the Great (a cruiser, roughly).

The torpedoes had an additional problem, and in defiance, of lack of regard for a standing order, additional shit happened.

Posted by: Miklos, not yet disappeared, but then again I never did Twatter at November 30, 2018 01:48 AM (zCyNd)

551 es. It appears the Reactor Axe also heard something, although not what I saw.

The propellant problem was with a new ASW system they were testing, fired from the Peter the Great (a cruiser, roughly).

The torpedoes had an additional problem, and in defiance, of lack of regard for a standing order, additional shit happened.
Posted by: Miklos, not yet disappeared, but then again I never did Twatter at N




thanks

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 01:51 AM (MTjB1)

552 yeesh, what has a brother got to do to get an ette to share a pic of her rack to get the thread moving?

Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 01:41 AM (MTjB1)

I think it's called GoFundMish. If I am wrong, somebody should start that.

Oh wait....

Posted by: Miklos, who can say "entrepreneur" in French at November 30, 2018 01:51 AM (zCyNd)

553 The Russian torps used highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide as an oxider for their propulsion systems. This stuff is highly reactive, and _lurves_ it some aluminum to start a fire with. This is what they believed caused the initial fire in the Kursk's torpedo room. One element of torpedo warheads at least on boats using Mk.48s (like us), is that the explosive becomes shock sensitive above 140 degrees. SOP for fighting a fire in the torpedo room on an American boat is that the fire hose on the scene cools the weapons, and the second hose fights the fire.

When you are dealing with poorly trained conscripts, I can see it very easily going down that this did not happen, and all it takes is one misplaced boot or dropped fire extinguisher and... BOOOM!

Which we know at least the BOOOM! happened.

Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at November 30, 2018 01:54 AM (gzmuv)

554 479 Does anyone know of a good brand of pocketknife?
Posted by: Surfperch
===
Surfperch, this might fit your needs in Cali.

Blade length less than 3.5". Very slim, surprisingly comfortable in the hand. In production since 1870's.

https://tinyurl.com/yblntjkw

Posted by: tumbleweed at November 30, 2018 02:00 AM (xOmzq)

555 you would think oakland would encourage their citizens to carry knives to cut down on shootings.
Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 01:48 AM (MTjB1)

When there is any sort of problem, Californians want Government to step in and make laws. They simply cannot comprehend problems being solved with the actions of individuals instead of stifling Government regulation. In the minds of Oaklanders the Government not restricting ownership/carrying of knives would be akin to the government promoting violence, which would be perceived as "divisive and racist" due to the fact that Oakland has a large Black population.

Posted by: Surfperch at November 30, 2018 02:02 AM (pkeCj)

556 Does anyone know of a good brand of pocketknife?
Posted by: Surfperch
===
Surfperch, this might fit your needs in Cali.

Blade length less than 3.5". Very slim, surprisingly comfortable in the hand. In production since 1870's.

https://tinyurl.com/yblntjkw
Posted by: tumbleweed at November 30, 2018 02:00 AM (xOmzq)

Nice, about the same price as the Opinel. I wonder how they compare?

Posted by: Surfperch at November 30, 2018 02:06 AM (pkeCj)

557 Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at November 30, 2018 01:54 AM (gzmuv)

This is close to what I saw.

The ASW hybrid cruise missile/torpedos were fueled for 200 km, although the Kursk (as practice target) was only +/- 20 km distant.

The first 12 test rounds went well, but the final one had propellant explosion in proximity to the Kursk.

The detonators on the Russian (old Soviet) torpedoes had some uh...stability issues. The standing order was that detonators were to be physically separated from the warheads unless a specific order to the contrary was given. This was ignored.

When the propellant for the ASW detonated, it would not normally have been a problem for the Kursk. However, it was enough to set of at least two of the Kursk's own fish, inside the hull. Because the standing order was ignored.

The Soviets and Russians studied FMEA (they did), and ignored that too.

Posted by: Miklos, working from a cobwebbed brain at November 30, 2018 02:08 AM (zCyNd)

558 On torpedoes, all I got is that the practice bombs used by the 509th Composite Group (the nuclear B-29 squadron), called "pumpkins" due to their orange color and shape (Fat Man replicas), became real bombs for practice over Japanese targets. Packed with torpex, the explosive used in US torpedo warheads. 10,000-lb HE bombs.


As for hazardous/superior propellants, the Japanese Type 93 "Long Lance" was my favorite example. Pure oxygen gave it tremendous range and very little bubble trace ..... but, pure oxygen. Have not read of too many actual combat incidents of problems with the oxygen systems - the crews were generally well trained. Though on sinking/crippled Japanese surface ships, I doubt much info survived regarding things about whether the compressed oxygen tanks ("secondary air" markings for secrecy) added to the problems. Probably academic.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2018 02:16 AM (QDnY+)

559 Mikos, I think you are referring to the Skval (Squall) rocket propelled torpedo. I have read that Kursk carried Skvals on board, and was perhaps even hosting Chinese PLAN officers to observe as potential buyers for this weapon system. Skval is a 200 knot speed weapon, which is ludicrous fast for a torpedo, where the weapon is effectively riding within a bubble of self-generated steam to reduce friction as opposed to being fully immersed in seawater. The problems with Skval are that it doesn't steer well, and because it is cut off from the medium of the seawater (the property that lets it move at absurd speeds underwater), it also can't _sense_ anything - so the idea is you put a low-yield nuke on it, and send it at a carrier strike group. It's too fast to evade or intercept, so the fact that it is effectively unguided doesn't matter, and the nuke takes out the group.

You really can't separate the detonators from a torpedo without adding extensive time to their implementation. At least not a physical separation. Using the Mk.48 as an example, it had three primary safeties - one was, it has a minimum enable range of X yards from the launching vessel. This is not an insignificant range, either, because underwater explosion shockwaves propagate very well, so you can inflict substantial harm to yourself even 3/4ths of a mile away. Another was called the Anticircular Return - when the weapon goes out, it counts up on a timer. If it should turn around on a reciprocal course, it counts down double - so you avoid the problem of the weapon coming back and hitting you. And the third is that you can set depth strata where it will function. Ideally, the launching sub is either above or below this stata limit.

Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at November 30, 2018 02:19 AM (gzmuv)

560 Goodnight Horde. I'll tell you what pocketknife I end up getting in a week or two once I order it.

Posted by: Surfperch at November 30, 2018 02:19 AM (pkeCj)

561 Following the President and Wife trip to Argentina at the DM. Prez looked pissed at Andrews AFB the first lady looked gorgeous and happy.

Exiting AF-1 in Argentina PDT looked down and the Mrs. looked sad.

Very unusual.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 30, 2018 02:20 AM (3q554)

562 Nice, about the same price as the Opinel. I wonder how they compare?
Posted by: Surfperch at November 30, 2018 02:06 AM (pkeCj)

I have both.

Opinels come in many sizes, have nice warm wood handles (beechwood on mine). They have a nifty ring lock that twists at the hinge . The handle is comfortable, but nearly round. It "prints" like having a 4" or 5", 1" dia cylinder in your pocket. I keep it in a pack side pocket for that reason.

The black cat is about the size of a 4" men's pocket comb, and so "prints" like a comb. Very thin, and comfortable to hold despite being all steel.

Both have excellent blade steel, and long histories.

Posted by: tumbleweed at November 30, 2018 02:24 AM (xOmzq)

563 Mikos, I think you are referring to the Skval (Squall) rocket propelled torpedo

No.

The weapon was fired from the surface ship, with Kursk as practice target.

The propellant on that cruise missile/torpedo detonated, because, as you mentioned, the rooskies always had problems with rocket propellants.

Posted by: Miklos, working from a somewhat cobwebbed brain at November 30, 2018 02:28 AM (zCyNd)

564 Following the President and Wife trip to Argentina at the DM. Prez looked pissed at Andrews AFB the first lady looked gorgeous and happy.

Exiting AF-1 in Argentina PDT looked down and the Mrs. looked sad.

Very unusual.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 30, 2018 02:20 AM (3q554)

Hillary is at home now (if she has one) singing her show stopper "Don't Cry for Me" number to an audience of empty bottles and minor flunkies who anticipate a pay cut, based on year-on-year Clinton Foundation revenue decline.

Posted by: Miklos, and I'll buy a round on that at November 30, 2018 02:33 AM (zCyNd)

565 Huh. That's interesting, because it was my understanding that _Peter the Great_ didn't even know there was a problem for hours after the fact. (Which ended up being part of the reason the 18 survivors in the aft compartments weren't able to be saved.)
AFAIK, Kursk sank because of a malfunction in her own arsenal. One of her Type 65s leaked 70% H2O2 and started a fire, which led to an explosion, which then led to an even bigger explosion in the torpedo room.

Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at November 30, 2018 02:33 AM (gzmuv)

566 Posted by: tumbleweed at November 30, 2018 02:24 AM (xOmzq)

Thanks, I would've spent ages looking for a comparison on Google.

Posted by: Surfperch at November 30, 2018 02:37 AM (pkeCj)

567 Probably academic.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2018 02:16 AM (QDnY+)

Few ships and few Jap sailors survived, although the post-war survey was rather comprehensive.

I find it remarkable the Fushida survived; he led a remarkable post-war life.

I had professor at Tulane who was teenage kamikaze pilot. The joke was "He must not have been a very good one".

Good guy. Glad for several reasons that his one and only mission was recalled.

Posted by: Miklos, and I'll buy a coupla round on that at November 30, 2018 02:38 AM (zCyNd)

568 Sorry-Fuchida

Posted by: Miklos, and I'll buy a coupla round on that at November 30, 2018 02:39 AM (zCyNd)

569 Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at November 30, 2018 02:33 AM (gzmuv)

Well, I can only tell you the FSB finding.

Basically, the missile/torpedoes fired from the Peter the Great were overfueled; the fuel and the new propellant system were unstable; the propellant explosion on the last of 13 test rounds set off the warheads on the Kursk's own torpedoes, themselves unstable.

This seems consistent with seismological records, which detected an initial small explosion, followed rapidly by one or two larger explosions.

Posted by: Miklos, if you trust the Russians at November 30, 2018 02:48 AM (zCyNd)

570 Voter fraud found in north carolina 9th district! Mail in ballots fraudulenty voted by election officials. Voters told to hand in blank ballots. if they refuse and have voted for wrong party ballot is over voted by election officials to disqualify ballot. election official wants cash from campaign no checks! black voters told they will be checked for fines warrants and child support if they still want to vote.

Posted by: ramondo at November 30, 2018 02:50 AM (tVhYp)

571 I'm going to have to confess of some skepticism about this. If a near-miss from an exploding test weapon is capable of setting off the magazine of a submerged submarine, then we have nothing to fear from the Russian Navy.

Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at November 30, 2018 02:51 AM (gzmuv)

572 A close acquaintance's great uncle was a kamikaze pilot who was saved by lack of fuel, then the surrender. Unfortunately I was never able to speak with him - his mind was sharp and he didn't mind talking about the war - but his wife had lost her brothers in the war, was a bit weird, and wouldn't let outsiders talk to him about it. He passed away 3 years ago.


One item that did get through - upon hearing the emperor's "bear the unbearable" surrender address on August 15, some of the young pilots in his squadron couldn't hide their relief, even joy, at the news. This earned them one last righteous beating from the officers. The great uncle claimed he stayed poker-faced and avoided the treatment.


Beating has been a basic disciplinary method in militaries since there were militaries (most of them), but the Japanese even did this to their best people, in whom they invested so much. Recall reading (where, I can't remember) about how the elite pilots training to be carrier aviators were beaten, like lowly infantry conscripts, up through their advanced training - resulting in the loss of many to the program when they dropped out or were injured. Incredibly stupid thing Japan couldn't afford, obviously.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2018 03:00 AM (QDnY+)

573 Go To Jail Barrel Go directly to Jail Barrel and get spanked. Do not pass GO EMT, do not collect $200
Posted by: yankeefifth at November 30, 2018 12:34 AM (MTjB1)

FIFY

Posted by: Average Guy at November 30, 2018 03:00 AM (LMcFk)

574 Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at November 30, 2018 02:51 AM (gzmuv)

Well, it was because the torpedoes themselves were known to be "overly sensitive". And old. Therefore the order to physically separate the detonators.

Anyway this was the gist of the FSB report, in contradiction to the then commander of the Russian Navy, who claimed that the Kursk had been rammed by an American sub, which had lost its conning tower, which he promised to bring to the surface for the world to see.

Also, the remains of the Kursk were finally recovered. Only one company-Halliburton-had the technical ability to do it, and so it was arranged through a Euro company using a Halliburton ship and experience through a face-saving non-US arrangement.

Zombie Howard Hughes and the Glomar Explorer sez HA!

Posted by: Miklos, third shift trivia guy at November 30, 2018 03:05 AM (zCyNd)

575 Surfperch or anyone else looking for a good, affordable pocket knife for yourself or as a gift:

I highly recommend the Kershaw Chill. Slim, lightweight, holds a very sharp edge. I've been carrying it for about 5 years now. When I lost my first one, I didn't even consider another knife. Just keep it clipped in my right front pocket; it stays out of the way but is always there when I need it.

https://tinyurl.com/ybxqxvz5

Posted by: Average Guy at November 30, 2018 03:08 AM (LMcFk)

576 Rhomboid,

Most of the Imperial Japanese pilots were enlisted, even the elite carrier pilots. This is how they got away with corporal punishment among their pilot corps. I agree, it cost them dearly. I think we have made a mistake born of the luxury of having a surfeit of college graduates where all our pilots are commissioned officers, rather than letting those with the innate aptitude for aerial combat serve as aircrew regardless of rank, but how do we address that with regard to competency?

Part of the poison that has infected us is that we have made class distinctions more important than efficacy.

Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at November 30, 2018 03:08 AM (gzmuv)

577 Actually I think most of the pilots were NCOs, also enlisted.


Turning out this light, need to look into those Japanese Aegis ships and then bunk time.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 30, 2018 03:12 AM (QDnY+)

578 the Japanese even did this to their best people, in whom they invested so much.

Rhonboid-You must have some understanding of what apprentice sumo wrestlers go through.

I translate it as "dignity through debasement".

Oddly, I am the only person I know who made consistent money betting on sumo matches, and I don't know sumo.

Posted by: Miklos, third shift amateur sumo chef respectful apprentice at November 30, 2018 03:13 AM (zCyNd)

579 Miklos,

I cannot bring myself to see any tactical advantage towards physically isolating a torpedo's detonator system from the weapon prior to implementation. Indeed, it seems to fly in the face of the observed practice of the Soviets/Russians operating submarines with two ready-to-go weapons in flooded tubes, muzzle doors open, in order to gain a perceived advantage in being able to shoot quickly without preparatory tell-tales of flooding a tube and opening muzzle doors. Something has to give here. Either they did not do this (and observation seems to indicate that this is how they rolled) or they did, which means they could not conduct operations with their detonators physically removed from the weapons until just prior to deployment.
YMMV.

Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at November 30, 2018 03:15 AM (gzmuv)

580 how do we address that with regard to competency?

Begin with this:

Competence. Not competency.



Posted by: Miklos, third shift American at November 30, 2018 03:16 AM (zCyNd)

581 Okay, I'm out for the night. Appeals to the Grammarreich are insufficient to the task of instruction.

Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at November 30, 2018 03:18 AM (gzmuv)

582
https://tinyurl.com/ya8t26gk
Don't click. I'm saving it for tomorrow.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 30, 2018 03:21 AM (oGNNA)

583 YMMV.

Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at November 30, 2018 03:15 AM (gzmuv)

They were in peacetime mode. No threat. In America, Clinton called it a Peace Dividend; for the Russians, it was a breathing space with limited funding and lots of old problems to solve.

The subs were not locked and loaded (maybe their SSBNs; we now know that they only had 3 operational at the time, which is maybe enough, I mean good enough for a French style Force de Frappe).

Posted by: Miklos, Admiral of the Ocean Sea, and therefore imperialist colonialist at November 30, 2018 03:21 AM (zCyNd)

584 Thread-I keel you!

Posted by: Miklos, killer of threads at November 30, 2018 03:25 AM (zCyNd)

585 Hola!

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 30, 2018 03:41 AM (xPNLF)

586 Time to make the coffee

Posted by: Skip at November 30, 2018 03:50 AM (6VrXf)

587 It chilly out there, don't know if I want to get up

Posted by: Skip at November 30, 2018 03:58 AM (6VrXf)

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 30, 2018 04:01 AM (Pk6kJ)

589 https://tinyurl.com/ya7q2383

Posted by: The Committee to Elect Avenatti at November 30, 2018 04:02 AM (3cq8T)

590 so, i went over to youtube just to check that ann coulter clip where she predicted trump would be elected and she was roundly mocked and laughed at and it was in june 2015 on the maher show.

but then on my youtube queue was a bunch of compilation video's of norm macdonald by subject - fat jokes, sexist jokes, gay jokes - and he is very, very funny. and he is all of the comedians' favorite. his delivery is brilliant.

anyways, that was my night.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 30, 2018 04:06 AM (Pg+x7)

591
Whoa, wait, that got messed up.

https://tinyurl.com/ydh9qdb2

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 30, 2018 04:09 AM (oGNNA)

592 ok, i just googled "palessi" and what a story!

thanks.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 30, 2018 04:16 AM (Pg+x7)

593 Got a noisy mouse in attic space, guess it got to cold outside so decided to move in.

Posted by: Skip at November 30, 2018 04:17 AM (6VrXf)

594 Better than a squirrel!

What's for breakfast?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 30, 2018 04:22 AM (wYseH)

595 americanthinker sharyl attkisson veteran journalist and governmentfighter opens up
https://tinyurl.com/ycspxwyp

Posted by: Skip at November 30, 2018 04:24 AM (6VrXf)

596 https://tinyurl.com/ycspxwyp

Posted by: Skip at November 30, 2018 04:24 AM (6VrXf)


What a Catch-22: "A vicious cycle has arisen: the legal team has to attribute these abuses to specific people by name. Yet they can identify the perpetrators only through the legal 'discovery process,' which the government is fighting each step of the way."

Government transparency FTW!

Posted by: RickZ at November 30, 2018 04:39 AM (Y8PSl)

597 Got oatmeal with raisins and a few Craisins, also have a leftover apple pancake from yesterday.

Posted by: Skip at November 30, 2018 04:42 AM (6VrXf)

598 590 so, i went over to youtube just to check that ann coulter clip where she predicted trump would be elected and she was roundly mocked and laughed at and it was in june 2015 on the maher show.

but then on my youtube queue was a bunch of compilation video's of norm macdonald by subject - fat jokes, sexist jokes, gay jokes - and he is very, very funny. and he is all of the comedians' favorite. his delivery is brilliant.

anyways, that was my night.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 30, 2018 04:06 AM (Pg+x7)

Always fun to revisit those.

Posted by: m at November 30, 2018 04:43 AM (Kj9vA)

599 legalinsurrection - law of self defense how-to turn an accidental shooting-into negligent homicide
https://tinyurl.com/yafgaqwe

Posted by: Skip at November 30, 2018 04:44 AM (6VrXf)

600 593 Got a noisy mouse in attic space, guess it got to cold outside so decided to move in.
Posted by: Skip at November 30, 2018 04:17 AM (6VrXf)

Is there a plan for moving it out?

Posted by: m at November 30, 2018 04:45 AM (Kj9vA)

601 I have read reports the DOJ head might have been picked by President Trump, but the rest of the department is still largely from 8 years of Barak.

Posted by: Skip at November 30, 2018 04:47 AM (6VrXf)

602 I have to crawl through and set some traps. The attic is no more tghan 4 feet high. This happens just about every year when the feild mice decide warmer digs are needed. I do prefer old style mouse traps, I like to see my prey.

Posted by: Skip at November 30, 2018 04:59 AM (6VrXf)

603 600 593 Got a noisy mouse in attic space, guess it got to cold outside so decided to move in.
Posted by: Skip at November 30, 2018 04:17 AM (6VrXf)

Is there a plan for moving it out?
Posted by: m at November 30, 2018 04:45 AM (Kj9vA)

Mice don't eat much, or take up much space. Do you want it to pay rent? How about $0.25 per month, room and board? I'll cover through March 2019.

Posted by: tumbleweed at November 30, 2018 04:59 AM (xOmzq)

604 I can loan you a cat or two to put in the attic Skip. Here take this one that woke me up.

Posted by: freaked at November 30, 2018 05:06 AM (UdKB7)

605 602 I have to crawl through and set some traps. The attic is no more tghan 4 feet high. This happens just about every year when the feild mice decide warmer digs are needed. I do prefer old style mouse traps, I like to see my prey.
Posted by: Skip at November 30, 2018 04:59 AM (6VrXf)

Wait! You have a Cat, correct? What is it doing about the situation?

Posted by: tumbleweed at November 30, 2018 05:08 AM (xOmzq)

606 Pocket knife? Almost always. My primary carry is a Klein that I bought from a Snap On guy about 1983. I've got a bunch though, including some from my Grandpa's collection. Several of those he got in Germany and they are very sharp but I don't carry them unless it's a special occasion.

Posted by: freaked at November 30, 2018 05:10 AM (UdKB7)

607 Cat was in basement now on my lap. Her and her sister have gotten quite a few mice. But this mouse is in attic where its a pain even for me to get through. I have to take a board off in garage and crawl to get to the area its at. There is only a runway from one end to other no floor.

Posted by: Skip at November 30, 2018 05:12 AM (6VrXf)

608 Sorry Skip the damn cat won't fit in the USB port.

Posted by: freaked at November 30, 2018 05:12 AM (UdKB7)

609 Maybe I can FedEx it.

Posted by: freaked at November 30, 2018 05:12 AM (UdKB7)

610 @601

Yes, the only fresh blood was Sessions and Whitaker.


Sessions is gone and Whitaker seems to have been stuffed in a locker by the jocks and other BMOCs.


This shit show ain't ending anytime soon.

Posted by: Kreplach at November 30, 2018 05:13 AM (qxq6t)

611 I couldn't sleep anyway. Dad is at the hospital at Emory. Had part of one lung removed yesterday. I'm going up to see him later today.

Posted by: freaked at November 30, 2018 05:15 AM (UdKB7)

612 I have often thought it strange I never carried a pocket knife. Usually have a utility knife in tool pouch and would use it if I did more than most.

Posted by: Skip at November 30, 2018 05:18 AM (6VrXf)

613 From Breitbart:

'A group of women from the caravan just announced they're going on a hunger strike in Tijuana'

Meh. From what I've seen they could stand to struggle with hunger for a few days.

Posted by: freaked at November 30, 2018 05:27 AM (UdKB7)

614 So now besides every Muslim's well being is our problem every Hispanic from central America is supposed to be.

Posted by: Skip at November 30, 2018 05:32 AM (6VrXf)

615 Should be last day at this close to home job, oh well no job lasts forever in construction.
Have a great day everyone

Posted by: Skip at November 30, 2018 05:36 AM (6VrXf)

616 Should be last day at this close to home job, oh well no job lasts forever in construction.

I'm guessing Skip doesn't work for the road repair crews around Chicago

Posted by: Bruce at November 30, 2018 05:42 AM (8ikIW)

617 I carry a folding knife and a multitool at work everyday, and a folding knife at all other times. It's what working men do. You never know when a cutting toll will be needed to save a life.

Posted by: Eromero at November 30, 2018 05:43 AM (zLDYs)

618 Toll, tool. Tomato, tomatto. Whatever.

Posted by: Eromero at November 30, 2018 05:44 AM (zLDYs)

619 Toll as in. Cutting a roll of Toll House cookies for baking

Posted by: Bruce at November 30, 2018 05:48 AM (8ikIW)

620 The most popular breakfast menus in the US of A


3-Eat at Joe's

2-Waffle House

1-Skip

Posted by: Miklos, breaking fast at November 30, 2018 05:49 AM (zCyNd)

621 620 The most popular breakfast menus in the US of A

3-Eat at Joe's

2-Waffle House

1-Skip
Posted by: Miklos, breaking fast at November 30, 2018 05:49 AM (zCyNd)

Cracker Barrel

Posted by: m at November 30, 2018 06:06 AM (eJj1Q)

622 Would've included IHOP but they got woke.

Posted by: m at November 30, 2018 06:08 AM (eJj1Q)

623 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 30, 2018 06:08 AM (hyuyC)

624 The most popular breakfast menus in the US of A

1-Skip

Posted by: Miklos, breaking fast at November 30, 2018 05:49 AM (zCyNd)


I've never read Skip mention grits or biscuits and gravy. Skip's breakfast menu needs some expansion.

Posted by: RickZ at November 30, 2018 06:09 AM (Y8PSl)

625 I'll add Denny's in there. IHOP can be good, but depends on the franchise.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 30, 2018 06:13 AM (hyuyC)

626
Good morning, Hordians.

Let's get out there and shame the lunatics by living a good life today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 30, 2018 06:20 AM (LsBY9)

627 Morning horde. Always a case knife fan. Buck knife at sea, when I was forgetting how to fight...

Posted by: Sumdumchief at November 30, 2018 06:20 AM (zDVYq)

628 I've never read Skip mention grits or biscuits and gravy. Skip's breakfast menu needs some expansion.

Posted by: RickZ at November 30, 2018 06:09 AM (Y8PSl)

I think Skip mentioned that he has been to Myrtle Beach. They tend to go heavy on the pancakes there.

Actually. I have a Tar Baby's Pancake House coffee mug from there. So rayciss "black" coffee.

Posted by: Miklos, breaking faster at November 30, 2018 06:21 AM (zCyNd)

629 I'll add Denny's in there. IHOP can be good, but depends on the franchise.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 30, 2018 06:13 AM (hyuyC)

When I was in grad school for a Masters in International Studies, we we joked (with truth) that it probably qualified us for jobs at IHOP.

Posted by: Miklos, MA, PhD, but probably in Education or Sociology at November 30, 2018 06:23 AM (zCyNd)

630 Sumdumchief

Maybe it's just some of the officers who are neutered.

I'd be very interested in some strategic sims vs the Chinese results. Have RIMPAC done a linked exercise for the entire theater? I do not hear a lot about even the presence of HQ exercises.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 30, 2018 06:26 AM (hyuyC)

631 Thank you all for keeping me awake.

Otherwise I would not be.

I now recall a request to make blueberry muffins with fresh blueberries c. 6 AM.

I will be late, but I may be forgiven.

Posted by: Miklos, slingin' hot muffins (but not Martha and the Muffins) at November 30, 2018 06:27 AM (zCyNd)

632 From up top:

A friend of mine who is a political activist said something interesting the other day, and that was for most people on the left political violence is a knob, and they can turn the heat up and down, with things like protests, and riots, all the way up to destruction of property, and sometimes murder. But for the vast majority of folks on the right, it's an off and on switch. And the settings are Vote or Shoot Fucking Everybody.


Boom

Posted by: rickb223 at November 30, 2018 06:27 AM (pREVk)

633 Miklos, MA, PhD, but probably in Education or Sociology

Management track, sure. One person wrote here about a friend lamenting turning down a Chic-Fil-A franchise offer. It is a known path to wealth for those that work hard.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 30, 2018 06:29 AM (hyuyC)

634 It is a known path to wealth for those that work hard.



WORK?!?!?!

...Maynard G. Krebs...

Posted by: Bruce at November 30, 2018 06:30 AM (8ikIW)

635 As if I needed another reason to reason to dislike Mexican invaders.

A family of them live next door to me whose were recipients of Reagan amnesty After all these years they still can't speak English and live like they are still in Mexico. Their yard is a mess and house like a filthy barn. Four teenagers (3 obese) living at home and never once saw them working to clean or make things more presentably. I got along with them OK when we bought he house but things have deteriorated over the years as I realized what low-lives they are and they resent me for having a nice house and yard and not living like shit.


Anyway about 10 years ago I put a Jasmine plant on the ugly chain link fence (mine) separating our front yards. Over the years it has covered the fence in a beautiful hanging manner and blossoms for about 6 weeks in spring with a deep fragrance that you can smell from the street. Everybody comments on what a wonderful plant it is.


Except the Mexican who decided they would rather see an ugly fence and to spite me cut their side. But not just trim, cut down to the metal so all the vines that crossed to their side and back to mine are now dying. Which is about 80-90% of the plant. It will take 5 years to regrow to its full beauty


What a malicious hateful, act. Possibly illegal since it was my fence but I am not going to pursue that route. I'd go give them a good bitching out but I'd probably get arrested for racism or something thanks to ours mayors obsession with diversity. These animals live in house with more code violations than you can count. I am going to make them wish they never touched that plant.

Tell me again why we need more of this diversity.

Posted by: Ripley at November 30, 2018 06:31 AM (MxEKc)

636 rickb223

Good point.

I need a sign. "Look for flash." Where to put it? Tis a puzzler.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 30, 2018 06:32 AM (hyuyC)

637 You know gas is low when Exxon and Texaco stations across from each other have to advertise $1.93/gal.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 30, 2018 06:35 AM (pREVk)

638 Salty, I pulled a tour a Seventh Fleet after desert storm, it was non stop command post exercises, mostly concerning the Korean Peninsula, and quite a few with other allies in theatre. Field exercises happened every quarter, rain or shine. This was SOP until the election of b.j. clinton. Then we surrendered.

Posted by: Sumdumchief at November 30, 2018 06:35 AM (zDVYq)

639 I see YahOOooo news has the NEWZ

2 American teens killed execution style.

Is this Trumps! fault also like Kashoggi is? Do we cut all ties with Mexico now?

Posted by: Bruce at November 30, 2018 06:36 AM (8ikIW)

640 The instructions include this term "muffin cups".

Miklos not understand.

I believe this "muffin cups" belongs to The Secret Knowledge of the Women.

Posted by: Miklos, slingin' hot muff (alattas) at November 30, 2018 06:39 AM (zCyNd)

641 Miklos, MA, PhD, but probably in Education or Sociology

Management track, sure. One person wrote here about a friend lamenting turning down a Chic-Fil-A franchise offer. It is a known path to wealth for those that work hard.

Posted by: NaCly Dog



It's like being given a money printing press.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 30, 2018 06:39 AM (pREVk)

642 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 30, 2018 06:39 AM (cqNba)

643 I love the sign up top with the three gears.

I wonder if that was at Midvale School For The Gifted.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 30, 2018 06:41 AM (cqNba)

644 Good morning everyone! Its FRIDAY! Three more working days 'til Monday.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at November 30, 2018 06:43 AM (PA/U2)

645 Mornin' y'all.

Kitteh woke me up by jumping around on me.

Almost had a heart attack.

*glares at cat*

Posted by: SMH at November 30, 2018 06:45 AM (Ae8bS)

646 I love the sign up top with the three gears.

I wonder if that was at Midvale School For The Gifted.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

We can make it work, if we had more money for research.

...Liberal Mindset...

Posted by: Bruce at November 30, 2018 06:45 AM (8ikIW)

647 Here Chik-Fil-A are constantly hiring.


Yesterday the sign said "$13/hour to be hospitable"


Warm up oven! Instruction says 400 degrees Fahrenheit, but you can't really say that, because that would be NaziRacist. And sexist. While cooking blueberry muffins, never forget White Male 6 AM muffin baking privilege.

Posted by: Miklos, having an early morn at November 30, 2018 06:45 AM (zCyNd)

648 Kitteh woke me up by jumping around on me.


Just letting you know to check your shoe for a hairball

Posted by: Bruce at November 30, 2018 06:46 AM (8ikIW)

649 > 3-Eat at Joe's

A little verbose. Sounds hoity-toity. I prefer the minimalist franchise that's just called "Eat".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 30, 2018 06:47 AM (N0VFP)

650 Sumdumchief

I remember the CPXs. If you are a true warrior culture, you have them in the mix. COMTUEXs do not seem to cut it.

LCS ships still in production and un-deployable, 7th Fleet OODs and COs, and USS Ford (and more) not working are sign that Big Navy is a graft-producing culture these days.

Operational excellence used to be the selection criteria of import, not diversity.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 30, 2018 06:48 AM (hyuyC)

651 love the sign up top with the three gears.

I wonder if that was at Midvale School For The Gifted.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

We can make it work, if we had more money for research.

...Liberal Mindset...
Posted by: Bruce

Needs a coat of paint on it. A.k.a things I learned while forgetting how to fight...

Posted by: Sumdumchief at November 30, 2018 06:48 AM (zDVYq)

652 > Is there a plan for moving it out?

Just keep in mind that under Obamacare, he is required to provide it with medical coverage until it is 26.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 30, 2018 06:49 AM (N0VFP)

653 A little verbose. Sounds hoity-toity. I prefer the minimalist franchise that's just called "Eat".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 30, 2018 06:47 AM (N0VFP)

Really? My Mama franchised that?

I recall something about starving kids in China....

Posted by: Miklos, having an early happy hour at November 30, 2018 06:49 AM (zCyNd)

654
While cooking blueberry muffins, never forget White Male 6 AM muffin baking privilege.

Posted by: Miklos, having an early morn at November 30, 2018 06:45 AM (zCyNd)


Ace Rothstein says to make sure you have an equal number of blueberries in each muffin.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 30, 2018 06:49 AM (LsBY9)

655 Late for work preps. Have a serene day, everyone.

May every traffic light turn green as you approach.

Head on a swivel and have a SecDef Mattis plan.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 30, 2018 06:50 AM (hyuyC)

656 > Meh. From what I've seen they could stand to struggle with hunger for a few days.

Yeah, that fatass with the prop children in the "tear gas attack" photo could afford to miss a few meals.

Does anyone really believe she walked 2,000 miles? I don't.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 30, 2018 06:51 AM (N0VFP)

657 Our favorite amphibian has a nice little article about diversity.


http://cdrsalamander.blogspot.com/2018/11/diversity-thursday.html

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 30, 2018 06:54 AM (cqNba)

658 Ace Rothstein says to make sure you have an equal number of blueberries in each muffin.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 30, 2018 06:49 AM (LsBY9)

*assumes Buddha pose for precisely 14 minutes*

Posted by: Miklos, having another early happy hour at November 30, 2018 06:55 AM (zCyNd)

659 So according to a few minute I manged to watch of CNN last night without gouging my eyes out, this Cohen thing is the end for Trump. Finished. Game Over!

So has Trump resigned yet today? I haven't heard anything.


Posted by: Ripley at November 30, 2018 06:57 AM (MxEKc)

660 *assumes Buddha pose for precisely 14 minutes*
Posted by: Miklos, having another early happy hour at November 30, 2018 06:55 AM (zCyNd)
---------

*sneaks over to Miklos' place and steals a muffin at 13:45*

Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2018 06:57 AM (U5tDi)

661 bluebell

Hands up! Don't shiv!

Posted by: Miklos, turnin' his life around at November 30, 2018 06:59 AM (zCyNd)

662 Don't worry, Miklos. It's too early even for me to shiv anyone. Only on my second cup of coffee.

Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2018 06:59 AM (U5tDi)

663 Salty, I completely agree that the acquisition and life cycle maintenance process needs immediate and complete overhaul.

Training and operating was always a scheduling nightmare, seemed to always be competing requirements for limited assets. The Navy is pretty good at crisis management, mostly because of seldom following their own doctrine.

And for full disclosure, I was only initiated once, but I was also a sexy Senior Chief and a terrorist Master Chief.

Posted by: Sumdumchief at November 30, 2018 07:00 AM (zDVYq)

664 Good morning horde. My daughter is on her way to a resort in the Caribbean this morning. I'm not too happy about that. Brrrr....

Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2018 07:02 AM (lwiT4)

665 Oh please, someday we will get a CfA and a Waffle House up here in the frozen North !

G'mornin' everyone !

A single knife ? How quaint.
Lessee, the folding boxcutter does most of the dirty work 'cause replaceable blade (Lenox TiN coated, for preference), the two blades on the big Gerber multitool, the little blade on the tiny Leatherman multitool, the Buck 110 that I wear sometimes, the little plastic Gerber on the keyring, and a razorblade, well, nevermind about that. Winter coat has an Olfa slidey thing permanently installed.
Man's first tool, the knife, or second if you count the hammer.
Don't leave home, hell don't get out of bed without it.
/rant
/tl:dr

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at November 30, 2018 07:02 AM (KVMek)

666
Made blueberry muffins last night. I probably add an additional 20 big plump blueberries to each cup. First some batter, then about 10 blueberries, then some more batter, then about 10 more blueberries, then last of batter.

Just mixing them into the batter altogether at once never worked so well. They get squished or something.

Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 30, 2018 07:04 AM (e7O7B)

667 From Trump! two hours ago

Oh, I get it! I am a very good developer, happily living my life, when I see our Country going in the wrong direction (to put it mildly). Against all odds, I decide to run for President & continue to run my business-very legal & very cool, talked about it on the campaign trail.......Lightly looked at doing a building somewhere in Russia. Put up zero money, zero guarantees and didn't do the project. Witch Hunt!

Posted by: Bruce at November 30, 2018 07:04 AM (8ikIW)

668 Dear Bluebell, that last word.....

I have to finish the whisky first, as much as I would like some coffee.

All in order, as I was trained, according the Joy of Cooking with Julia Child, with interpretive dance by Jaques Pepin.

Posted by: Miklos, perpetually turnin' his life around at November 30, 2018 07:05 AM (zCyNd)

669 Posted by: sock_rat_eez at November 30, 2018 07:02 AM (KVMek)



They're putting a Chik near my daughter's house in Pleasant Prairie. It's almost finished. Can't wait.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2018 07:05 AM (lwiT4)

670 COGGINS COLLEGE.......A place to send your Lil cogs for a good crushing.

I'm just spinning my wheels on the community "bicycles" if you know wot I mean...........

Posted by: saf at November 30, 2018 07:05 AM (5IHGB)

671
I'm going to have to confess of some skepticism about this. If a
near-miss from an exploding test weapon is capable of setting off the
magazine of a submerged submarine, then we have nothing to fear from the
Russian Navy.


A submersible Ford Pinto.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 30, 2018 07:05 AM (oVJmc)

672 Good morning horde. My daughter is on her way to a resort in the Caribbean this morning. I'm not too happy about that. Brrrr....

Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2018 07:02 AM


You should be happy for her.

♫ You'll have... the time of your life...♫

Oh wait a minute, that's from Dirty Dancing.

Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 30, 2018 07:06 AM (e7O7B)

673 You should be happy for her.



I am. But I have to appear curmudgeonly. It's a rule.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2018 07:08 AM (lwiT4)

674 Good morning horde. My daughter is on her way to a resort in the Caribbean this morning. I'm not too happy about that. Brrrr....

Posted by: grammie winger

You don't want her someplace warm, or in the Caribbean?

Posted by: Bruce at November 30, 2018 07:08 AM (8ikIW)

675 Still trying to figure out the NRA's fault in all this.

https://tinyurl.com/y9alpvk7

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 30, 2018 07:08 AM (cqNba)

676 COGGINS COLLEGE.......A place to send your Lil cogs for a good crushing.

SIR:

Your fundraising appeal is rejected AGAIN.

And Jetson---he's FIRED!

Posted by: Cogswell of Cogswell Cogs at November 30, 2018 07:08 AM (zCyNd)

677 mornin' y'all

Posted by: wing at November 30, 2018 07:08 AM (JFzNN)

678 They're putting a Chik near my daughter's house in Pleasant Prairie. It's almost finished. Can't wait.
Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2018 07:05 AM (lwiT4)
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grammie, you'll love it. You'll have to kidnap the grandkids once in a while and take them there. Maybe your daughter won't be so strict about Chick-Fil-A because it's such a good company.

Chocolate milkshakes. Peach ones in the summer. Write that down.

Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2018 07:09 AM (U5tDi)

679 You don't want her someplace warm, or in the Caribbean?

Posted by: Bruce at November 30, 2018 07:08 AM (8ikIW)



Not without me. It's her birthday present. I am the one who gave birth.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2018 07:09 AM (lwiT4)

680 I've been told I'm worrying people. Please don't worry about me. Thanks though.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 30, 2018 07:09 AM (l9m7l)

681 "And Jetson---he's FIRED!"

We always have need of a good man here..

Posted by: Spacely's Sprockets at November 30, 2018 07:10 AM (cqNba)

682
Basically, it was a classic case of catastrophic failure caused by a
cascade of individual failures of both equipment and command/control.


Like the Chernobyl disaster.
They were running tests, shut off safety equipment, and human error did the rest.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 30, 2018 07:10 AM (oVJmc)

683 Good morning, Beckoning! Nice to see you here. I don't usually see you in the mornings.

Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2018 07:10 AM (U5tDi)

684 Chocolate milkshakes. Peach ones in the summer. Write that down.



Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2018 07:09 AM (U5tDi)


I might be able to get away with the chicken, but she'd boot me to the curb if I got them milkshakes.

Unless I taught them to lie ....... Solution!!!

Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2018 07:10 AM (lwiT4)

685 Wow, that's some luck ! Enjoy !
Kinda far away for me, grammie ... I need one in maybe Tomah or LaCrosse.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at November 30, 2018 07:11 AM (KVMek)

686
Not without me. It's her birthday present. I am the one who gave birth.
Posted by: grammie winger

Good news is, it'll be 38 degrees tomorrow. It'll be rainy, but that will help the road salt to get an even coverage on your car.

Posted by: Bruce at November 30, 2018 07:11 AM (8ikIW)

687 Now grammie, you don't have to teach them to lie. Just teach them to answer in words of one syllable.

"We drank milk."

Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2018 07:12 AM (U5tDi)

688 Hi Chasm.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2018 07:12 AM (lwiT4)

689 Processed dairy product.

Posted by: Sumdumchief at November 30, 2018 07:13 AM (zDVYq)

690 My understanding is that Spacely only hires idiot apprentices!

Posted by: Cogswell of Cogswell Cogs at November 30, 2018 07:13 AM (zCyNd)

691 Posted by: sock_rat_eez at November 30, 2018 07:11 AM (KVMek)



LaCrosse is so pretty.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2018 07:13 AM (lwiT4)

692 *successfully steals muffin from Miklos while he is doing his interpretive dance*

Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2018 07:14 AM (U5tDi)

693 I took interpretive dance in college. Scarves and rolling around on the floor and everything. I think I got a C.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2018 07:15 AM (lwiT4)

694 bluebell at November 30, 2018 07:14 AM (U5tDi)

Not doing.

Teaching.

It is my calling.

Posted by: Miklos, interpretively turning at November 30, 2018 07:16 AM (zCyNd)

695 Oh, and up above, re alderman Kelly in Chicago:
"harvesting graft since Fahey Flynn was in short pants".

LOL !

How many now living remember Fahey Flynn ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at November 30, 2018 07:16 AM (KVMek)

696 TRUMP!

Posted by: MAGA at November 30, 2018 07:17 AM (/8RAd)

697 I took interpretive dance in college. Scarves and rolling around on the floor and everything. I think I got a C.
Posted by: grammie winger

What were you interpreting?
You could have done the Mandela funeral sign language guy and gotten an A++

Posted by: Bruce at November 30, 2018 07:17 AM (8ikIW)

698 How many now living remember Fahey Flynn ?
Posted by: sock_rat_eez

Me!!

Posted by: Bruce at November 30, 2018 07:18 AM (8ikIW)

699 It sure is.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at November 30, 2018 07:18 AM (KVMek)

700 Whats that BUZZING sound when I T T Fcuk my wife?

Q? BeeMan.

Posted by: saf at November 30, 2018 07:18 AM (5IHGB)

701 692 *successfully steals muffin from Miklos while he is doing his interpretive dance*

Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2018 07:14 AM (U5tDi)

I might steal them from Gradually, then Suddenly:

666
Made blueberry muffins last night. I probably add an additional 20 big plump blueberries to each cup. First some batter, then about 10 blueberries, then some more batter, then about 10 more blueberries, then last of batter.

Just mixing them into the batter altogether at once never worked so well. They get squished or something.
Posted by: Gradually, Then Suddenly at November 30, 2018 07:04 AM (e7O7B)

Posted by: m at November 30, 2018 07:18 AM (eJj1Q)

702 Eat mor chikin

Posted by: runner at November 30, 2018 07:19 AM (ReE5g)

703 I took interpretive dance in college. Scarves and rolling around on the floor and everything. I think I got a C.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2018 07:15 AM (lwiT4)

Yep. I don't remember my grade, but I think I got some A.

Posted by: Miklos, it's sanctified *clap hands* at November 30, 2018 07:19 AM (zCyNd)

704 What were you interpreting?

You could have done the Mandela funeral sign language guy and gotten an A++

Posted by: Bruce at November 30, 2018 07:17 AM (8ikIW)



The only thing I remember was something something Stravinsky. And standing up against the wall, hoping it wasn't my turn next.


Fun fact: Rush Limbaugh had to take the same class. Sometimes he talks about the dance instructor on his show.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2018 07:19 AM (lwiT4)

705 I don't remember my grade, but I think I got some A.

Posted by: Miklos, it's sanctified *clap hands* at November 30, 2018 07:19 AM (zCyNd)


Show-off.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2018 07:20 AM (lwiT4)

706 What were you interpreting?

Why there aren't more women in STEM.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 30, 2018 07:20 AM (oVJmc)

707 Fun fact: Rush Limbaugh had to take the same class.

An you imagining Rush doing his dance!!
HA!

Posted by: Bruce at November 30, 2018 07:20 AM (8ikIW)

708 How many now living remember Fahey Flynn ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez



Me!!

Posted by: Bruce at November 30, 2018 07:18 AM (8ikIW)


Yep.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2018 07:21 AM (lwiT4)

709 Fun fact: Rush Limbaugh had to take the same class. Sometimes he talks about the dance instructor on his show.
Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2018 07:19 AM (lwiT4)
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"Had?" You mean interpretive dance was a required course? Yeesh, no wonder he dropped out.

Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2018 07:21 AM (U5tDi)

710 Just mixing them into the batter altogether at once never worked so well. They get squished or something.


You need a professional quality spatula.

Some guy advertises on Rush Limbaugh all the time.

Posted by: Miklos, it ain't the mixing it's the motion at November 30, 2018 07:21 AM (zCyNd)

711
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 30, 2018 07:21 AM (ZQfW9)

712 Is somebody gonna flip the switch this weekend?

Posted by: Sumdumchief at November 30, 2018 07:21 AM (zDVYq)

713 Rush talked once about his path to talk radio. Happened wnn he was in Cali... lily Tomlin was involved. Anybody know the story?

Posted by: runner at November 30, 2018 07:21 AM (ReE5g)

714
Yep.
Posted by: grammie winger

My favorite was P.J. Hoff though

Posted by: Bruce at November 30, 2018 07:22 AM (8ikIW)

715 JJ is NOOOOOOD

Posted by: Bruce at November 30, 2018 07:23 AM (8ikIW)

716 "Had?" You mean interpretive dance was a required course? Yeesh, no wonder he dropped out.





Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2018 07:21 AM (U5tDi)


Dance was a required course, don't ask me why. The semester was divided, unequally, between interpretive dance, ballroom dance, polka, and square dancing. The instructor was a former drill sargeant. Mean as heck.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2018 07:23 AM (lwiT4)

717 675 Still trying to figure out the NRA's fault in all this.

https://tinyurl.com/y9alpvk7
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 30, 2018 07:08 AM (cqNba)

Progressivism 101: The actions of a person in a protected class are taken at face value. The actions of a person of a non-protected class are blamed on that class.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 30, 2018 07:23 AM (JFO2v)

718 An you imagining Rush doing his dance!!
HA!

Posted by: Bruce at November 30, 2018 07:20 AM (8ikIW)

This line of thought may require me to delay coffee in favor of stronger stuff.

Posted by: Miklos, your kindly AM bartender at November 30, 2018 07:24 AM (zCyNd)

719 Come to think of it, mine too.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at November 30, 2018 07:24 AM (KVMek)

720 Cohen was charged with lying to Congress (LOL) because Trump told the truth in his answers to Mueller.

See Mueller already knew Cohen lied but never charged him in hopes Trump would lie about it too.

Giuliani stated yesterday that was the case in Trump's answers.

Posted by: MAGA at November 30, 2018 07:26 AM (/8RAd)

721 Dance was a required course, don't ask me why. The semester was divided, unequally, between interpretive dance, ballroom dance, polka, and square dancing. The instructor was a former drill sargeant. Mean as heck.
Posted by: grammie winger at November 30, 2018 07:23 AM (lwiT4)
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I'm laughing so hard I can't even breathe. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall watching this combo, to include the DI barking "one two three! One two three!"

Posted by: bluebell at November 30, 2018 07:26 AM (U5tDi)

722

Extra blueberries in muffins are required. Layering, as described, IS proper.

Having the batter a bit stiff will also help the berries not to migrate. This part needs care achieve correct consistency.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 30, 2018 07:31 AM (S/hVx)

723 Commiepoly: "Free Parking" should be "Free Parking for Party Members (who else has a car anyway?)"

Posted by: pst314 at December 02, 2018 10:57 AM (iRbDn)

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