Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (12/4/18 )

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The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

The Clintons are still unable to hold themselves accountable. The formerly golden couple who dominated their party for nearly three decades is traveling North America in a bubble, shockingly un-self-aware.

Their pathological need to be relevant in America is belied by a Canadian arena, where stretches of empty seats bear witness to the passing of their relevance.

It’s a pity. Maureen Dowd


Quote II

Companies can openly mistreat their employees (or “contractors”, but for the price of installing transgender bathrooms they buy a pass. Shareholders win, workers lose. Bowing to the diversity agenda is a lot cheaper than raising wages. Tucker Carlson


Quote III

Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection. Winston Churchill

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Former president JEF the brunt of humor. Humor is the good natured side of a truth.-Mark Twain.

"Whenever I had a problem with foreigners, I never turned to inhumane methods like tear gas—instead, I just took 'em out with a well-placed Hellfire II," he said, drawing cheers. "It's a much cleaner, faster method of dealing with non-Americans—and even the occassional American citizen," he added

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Is there a reason she is a substitute teacher?

A teacher was condemned for telling a class of six year-olds: ‘Santa isn’t real and parents just buy presents and put them under the tree.’ The substitute unleashed on students at Cedar Hill School in Montville, New Jersey, last Friday after asking the first graders which holiday was coming up. When they answered Christmas, she began tearing into the celebration, dismissing the idea of Santa Claus, and rubbishing numerous other festive traditions.


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Once in a great while certain Europeans surprise us. In a good way.

Foreign nationals convicted of crimes and sentenced to deportation are to be accommodated on a deserted island, Denmark’s government announced on Friday.
The provision was secured under the new budget agreement between Denmark’s conservative tripartite coalition government and anti-immigration ally the Danish People’s Party (DF).

Foreign citizens convicted of crimes and slated for deportation under the terms of their sentences will be held at a facility on Lindholm, a seven-hectare island in Stege Bay between the islands of Møn and Zealand, Minister of Finance Kristian Jensen confirmed.

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Are you willing to die? Quite an intimidating question.

A member of the fringe, far left violent Antifa appeared to threaten a journalist with death during a weekend counter-protest in Seattle, asking him if he’s “willing to die?”

On Saturday, to protest liberal media bias, Washington Three Percenters got together in Downtown Seattle. This angered Progressive activists. They organized a Say No to Misogyny, White Supremacy, and Anti-Semitism event, a counter-protest.

Portland-based independent journalist Andy C. Ngo was there to document the protest and Antifa members were not having it. He uploaded an edited video to his Twitter and YouTube feeds of his experience.

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Goodbye satellite television.

The AT&T executive effectively declared the end of the satellite-TV era with that statement. AT&T owns DirecTV, the US’s largest satellite company—and second largest TV provider overall, behind Comcast.

DirecTV will continue offering satellite-TV service—it had nearly 20 million satellite video subscribers as of September, per company filings. But the company will focus on growing its online video business instead, Donovan said.


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So an interesting thing happened on the way to the bank. The NFL isn't laughing all the way there.

Breitbart:The National Football League’s 2018 ad revenue has sharply declined due to the crashing television ratings the league suffered in 2016 and 2017, according to reports.

The NFL’s TV ratings suffered a precipitous loss over the previous two seasons, with the 2016-2017 numbers down 10 percent. TV ad pricing is based on previous ratings periods, and so these declines seriously cut into the ad prices that the league could charge for the 2018 TV season.


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Diversity. Potential Democratic candidates for POTUS and CAIR.

The Democratic Party of 2018 is aligning itself with the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), "an organization identified by the Justice Department as an 'entity' of the Muslim Brotherhood linked to pro-Hamas operations in the U.S." Ryan Mauro of The Clarion Project has totaled up the list of Democrats likely running for their party's presidential nomination who have endorsed this organization, an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror finance trial.

Is it just me or when you hear the name Kamala do you think of?:


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Easily offended? Good.



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The ONT Musical Interlude



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You are what you is. You is what you am.

A 69-year-old Dutch man has failed in his attempt to legally declare himself 20 years younger.

Last month, motivational speaker Emile Ratelband filed a lawsuit against the Dutch government requesting that his date of birth be switched from March 11, 1949, to March 11, 1969.

On Monday, a court in the Netherlands city of Arnhem rejected his age-changing application, saying that while Ratelband “is at liberty to feel 20 years younger than his real age and to act accordingly,” actually changing the birth certificate is not possible


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Go to school they said. Get involved with wildlife they said. Maybe our jobs aren't so crappy after all.

Humans are being used as bait to catch a man-eating leopard that has killed three people in a week in India’s western state of Gujarat.

The animal’s victims included two children, and it has also injured five people in the Dahod district since mid-November. With goats failing to entice the big cat, three forest officials spent Friday night inside one of the nine cages placed around the forest in which the leopard is active.


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Not content to shame and use violence on occasion, Vegans now want to change our language.

If you like to kill two birds with one stone, hold your horses because you may just open up a can of worms. An academic has said that the phrases used in that intro could be culled as vegan lifestyles grow in popularity. Swansea University researcher Shareena Hamzah said: ‘If veganism forces us to confront the realities of food’s origins, then this increased awareness will undoubtedly be reflected in our language and literature.


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Chainsaw & trees = Oh SHIT moments.


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Grandma is not a man. Genius Award Winners.

Fior Pichardo de Veloz, a grandmother arrested in Miami, suffered a serious indignity at the hands of the Miami-Dade County Corrections Department: jailers booked her as a man and she spent nearly 10 hours in a holding cell surrounded by leering inmates.

Her shame was compounded when a federal judge threw out her lawsuit, saying the jail staffers were protected from a trial for negligence.

But clearly disturbed by the outrageous mistake, a federal appeals court this month reinstated the lawsuit against the jail doctor and nurse who insisted jail officers book Pichardo as a man — even though a strip search had already shown she was a woman.

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Yes, one person can make a difference. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

n 1978, Alfred Larson was looking for a hobby that would keep him busy after he retired.

After reading an article in National Geographic about crafting wooden nests for bluebirds to save them from declines, he got to work building nest boxes on his ranch in Idaho.

Four decades later, at the age of 96, Larson is monitoring almost 350 nest boxes on six different bluebird trails across Southwest Idaho.

"I got carried away," Larson told Audubon. "I settled on a simple design that [was] easy to build and easy to monitor. I kept adding more boxes on these trails, and these birds responded."

This year he's banded over 900 birds.


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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Moron Chariot Racing.

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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:04 PM




Comments

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1 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 04, 2018 10:00 PM (CLcKT)

2 ONT!

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 04, 2018 10:01 PM (ffYR/)

3 Looks grey

Posted by: BifBewalski -sofa king we Todd did at December 04, 2018 10:01 PM (8ZeGS)

4 st

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 04, 2018 10:01 PM (H5knJ)

5 hola

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 04, 2018 10:01 PM (H5knJ)

6 Fiest

Posted by: BifBewalski -sofa king we Todd did at December 04, 2018 10:02 PM (8ZeGS)

7 Now?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 04, 2018 10:02 PM (ffYR/)

8 Huzzah!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 04, 2018 10:02 PM (hyuyC)

9
First there is an ONT
Then there is no ONT
Then there is

First there is an ONT
Then there is no ONT
Then there is

Oh-oh en tee
Oh-oh en tee
Oh-oh en tee
I call your naaaame


Oh, are we back?

Posted by: mindful webworker - 17 Days 'til Solstice at December 04, 2018 10:02 PM (azMLc)

10 my dishonor and shame are too great to bear

seppuku it is

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 04, 2018 10:02 PM (H5knJ)

11 good evening

Posted by: wing at December 04, 2018 10:02 PM (JFzNN)

12 Puppet Show and The Clintons

Posted by: Roy at December 04, 2018 10:03 PM (ABjxW)

13 It is the height of stupidity and incredulity that it is Maureen fucking Dowd who is calling out the Clintons.

Thanks for the ONT.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 04, 2018 10:03 PM (cYHwj)

14 Oh, are we back?
Posted by: mindful webworker - 17 Days 'til Solstice at December 04, 2018 10:02 PM (azMLc)

I have no idea what you are talking about



Oh yeah, there was a double blockquote........

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2018 10:03 PM (aA3+G)

15 Veganism is an eating disorder.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 04, 2018 10:05 PM (NWiLs)

16 Not even motorized chariots could have saved the recent Ben-Hur bomb

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 04, 2018 10:05 PM (CPchy)

17 Baby it's cold outside!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at December 04, 2018 10:06 PM (f3oO4)

18 Evening Horde!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2018 10:06 PM (9rIkM)

19 When chariot racing Moron-style, one should always put the bike with the strongest engine on the inside so as to best help pull the weaker machines around the turns...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 04, 2018 10:06 PM (CLcKT)

20 Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection. Winston Churchill

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'Tis the season for highly reflective surfaces.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 04, 2018 10:07 PM (w6gzE)

21 Thank you MH for Baby, It's Cold. Love it.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 04, 2018 10:07 PM (PUmDY)

22 16 Not even motorized chariots could have saved the recent Ben-Hur bomb
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 04, 2018 10:05 PM (CPchy)

How can you remake perfection. I would be like remaking El Cid, Citizen Kane, or sadly, Casablanca. None of the modern actors have the chops and most directors do not have an eye for the right look of these types of movies.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 04, 2018 10:08 PM (cYHwj)

23 Baby, It's Cold Outside...

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 04, 2018 10:08 PM (kufk0)

24 hiya

The Republicans are winning the run-off in Georgia.


Yabba Dabba Doo!!

Posted by: ALH at December 04, 2018 10:08 PM (cS3Yq)

25

I be therefore I is.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 04, 2018 10:09 PM (HaL55)

26 "Foreign citizens convicted of crimes and slated for deportation under the terms of their sentences will be held at a facility on Lindholm, a seven-hectare island in Stege Bay between the islands of Møn and Zealand, Minister of Finance Kristian Jensen confirmed."

Didn't we do that with Manhattan in 1988? I thought there was a documentary about it.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 04, 2018 10:09 PM (t+qrx)

27 You gotta admit, Hellfire is a GREAT missile name.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 04, 2018 10:09 PM (Z4rgH)

28 That picture on top trigger me.

Anchor. Now! It's too late to take the Conn. Or for right full rudder. Maybe all back full until DIW?

This picture shows things that bring COs going to the bridge in their whitie tighties to a realization that their trust in an ANav is misplaced.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 04, 2018 10:09 PM (hyuyC)

29 When they answered Christmas, she began tearing into the celebration, dismissing the idea of Santa Claus, and rubbishing numerous other festive traditions.

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I presume she left Kwanzaa untouched.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 04, 2018 10:09 PM (w6gzE)

30 Hi gang!

Just dropping by to say "Hello!" and to thank MisHum for another wonderful ONT.

Chag Chanukah Sameyach to my fellow MotT!

Posted by: ibguy at December 04, 2018 10:09 PM (vUcdz)

31 on the substitute techer story, yeah, not her place

but if your kid hasn't done the math by sixth grade . . .

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 04, 2018 10:10 PM (H5knJ)

32 Midget races at noon.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 04, 2018 10:11 PM (L3YlV)

33 oh, wait, six year olds . . .

gin is a hell of a drug

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 04, 2018 10:11 PM (H5knJ)

34 I love the feel-good story, MisHum! Bluebirds are my favorite bird. My kids and I were bluebird monitors for about 5 years for a local park. We had 10 bluebird boxes we had to check. It was fun to see the cycle go from building the nest through seeing how many eggs each week to them hatching and then fledging.

I will watch that documentary tomorrow. Too tired tonight.

Posted by: bluebell at December 04, 2018 10:11 PM (U5tDi)

35

but if your kid hasn't done the math by sixth grade . . .

Or seen 3 different Santas in 3 different stores in the same mall...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 04, 2018 10:12 PM (HaL55)

36 Great AC/DC tune.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin a at December 04, 2018 10:12 PM (nDe2U)

37 When they answered Christmas, she began tearing into the celebration, dismissing the idea of Santa Claus

Weren't we just saying losing your job at Christmas was harsh? I'm thinking: not always.

Posted by: t-bird at December 04, 2018 10:12 PM (C78No)

38 Kamala The Ugandan Giant is in tough shape. Broke, double amputee, on dialysis.

Posted by: tu3031 at December 04, 2018 10:12 PM (sf1AO)

39 Evening my pretty Hordelings. We govvies get tomorrow off, if you didn't hate us enough already.

Thanks Poppy!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 04, 2018 10:12 PM (kQs4Y)

40
on the substitute techer story, yeah, not her place



but if your kid hasn't done the math by sixth grade . . .

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 04, 2018 10:10 PM (H5knJ)

Six-year olds, not sixth graders. She should be stripped, tarred, feathered, then run out of town on a rail.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 04, 2018 10:13 PM (QLvwG)

41 Chariots pulled by actual hogs would be neat.

Posted by: davidt at December 04, 2018 10:13 PM (jGvbj)

42 Posted by: bluebell at December 04, 2018 10:11 PM (U5tDi)

Before we moved in Sept, we were on the edge of bluebird country. We are too far north. I think the only birds we have here are snowbirds and polar bears. Although they are bears and not birds.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2018 10:13 PM (aA3+G)

43 I keep hearing the NFL's ratings are up. Which is true. But they're up like 5%, after 3 straight years of 10%+ declines. That second part, for some weird reason, is never mentioned by the NFL.

It's like gaining 10 lbs for 3 years, then losing 5 lbs and everyone congratulating you on how great you look. Nah bruh. You're still fat.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 04, 2018 10:14 PM (ARUkE)

44 hiya

The Republicans are winning the run-off in Georgia.


Yabba Dabba Doo!!

Posted by: ALH at December 04, 2018 10:08 PM (cS3Yq)
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What about the trunk? What about the trunk?

Posted by: redridinghood at December 04, 2018 10:14 PM (hECVl)

45 *waves to Eris*

Goign to snuggle down with a good book and a fine glass of wine then?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 04, 2018 10:14 PM (CPchy)

46 That picture on top trigger me.

Anchor. Now! It's too late to take the Conn. Or for right full rudder. Maybe all back full until DIW?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 04, 2018 10:09 PM (hyuyC)


Don't worry too much, I think that's South Pierhead entrance in Grand Haven MI.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 04, 2018 10:15 PM (t+qrx)

47
Grand Haven. (I had to look it up. Can never remember which one it is.)

Direct TV - satellite.

Michigan is giving up the analog (POTS) service and going digital. You won't be able to get a regular old analog telephone service. It will probably cost more, but you can get high speed internet over the 'landline'. Legislation is being written or has been written to allow the 'phone company to abandon analog phone service.



Posted by: Goodland Newleaf at December 04, 2018 10:15 PM (hrcfq)

48 I figured out Santa was fake news by the time I was 6 years old. It was stupid for the teacher to do what she did, but I.m sure most of the kids were thinking "I KNEW IT" upon hearing the news.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 04, 2018 10:15 PM (ARUkE)

49 Serious question...

How do vegans reconcile breastfeeding as a natural process? Or do they reject that also?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 04, 2018 10:16 PM (A3700)

50 Cold Outside. Date rape?

Alternative take:

Enjoy real old-fashioned sizzle as Montalban and Williams melt the screen with their hot, hot mutual flirting play. Red and Betty then show how it's not sexist at all! From Neptune's Daughter (1949) starring Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalban, Betty Garrett and Red Skelton.

Second item on tonight's playlist on Other People's Videos blog, linked in nic. First is brief clip of Trump at GHWB's funeral.

Oh, look, Milady made pasta and sauce... no, I won't share. Back later or tomorrow depending.

* slams window *

Posted by: mindful webworker - 17 Days 'til Solstice at December 04, 2018 10:16 PM (azMLc)

51 Like top photo. Looks COLD. Easy for me to like, I live where it's never really cold. But I like the cold, for limited periods. Taking the ferry across the semi-frozen St Lawrence at Quebec City, in January - cold. Beautiful. The way snow crunches - or sounds under your skis - when it's below 20.


There's a little off-shoot of the St Lawrence called the St Charles in Quebec City that they zamboni, illuminate, and put wooden stairs down to. You can skate about 1/2 a mile. Amazing.


Always used to laugh at the airport there - I'd be sad to be leaving, and the place was full of locals sad to be returning, from FL or Cuba or the DR.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 04, 2018 10:16 PM (QDnY+)

52 LGBTQ news aggregator (aka Drudge), says the economy is melting down. True or False?

Posted by: Muns at December 04, 2018 10:16 PM (fO+6C)

53 LAUSD (Los Angeles school district) has vegan options now. Why? To fight global warming of course.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 04, 2018 10:17 PM (ARUkE)

54 I think the only birds we have here are snowbirds and polar bears. Although they are bears and not birds.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2018 10:13 PM (aA3+G)
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I thought snowbirds usually go south for the winter. You guys are the only snowbirds I know who moved further north.

Posted by: bluebell at December 04, 2018 10:17 PM (U5tDi)

55 but if your kid hasn't done the math by sixth grade . . .

Or seen 3 different Santas in 3 different stores in the same mall...


Posted by: BackwardsBoy
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Doesn't matter, it's an article of faith. Similar to leftists and their observations of socialism:

"This time, it will work!"

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2018 10:17 PM (9rIkM)

56 What about the trunk? What about the trunk?
Posted by: redridinghood at December 04, 2018 10:14 PM (hECVl)

There are only 7 counties left that haven't reported 100%. They are all around Atlanta. The Republicans have a 100,000 vote lead.

The Democrat has conceded.

Posted by: ALH at December 04, 2018 10:17 PM (cS3Yq)

57 Those motorized chariots crash, and the gladiator is gonna be Ben Hur-t.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 04, 2018 10:18 PM (QzJWU)

58 52 LGBTQ news aggregator (aka Drudge), says the economy is melting down. True or False?
Posted by: Muns at December 04, 2018 10:16 PM (fO+6C)

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True-ish. 5% mortgages have bigly slowed the housing market. Slowdown in that = slowdown in the economy.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 04, 2018 10:18 PM (ARUkE)

59 How do vegans reconcile breastfeeding as a natural process? Or do they reject that also?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 04, 2018 10:16 PM (A3700)
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Shouldn't you be sleeping rather than worrying about breastfeeding?

Posted by: bluebell at December 04, 2018 10:18 PM (U5tDi)

60 This is awesome:
"I got carried away," Larson told Audubon

Posted by: Deacon Bleau at December 04, 2018 10:18 PM (yScAF)

61 Every reasonable prison officer and medical personnel would have known
that wrongfully misclassifying a biological female as a male inmate and
placing that female in the male population of a detention facility was
unlawful
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That sounds like some serious transphobia to me...biological sex like who even believes in that any more?


Posted by: Some SJW at December 04, 2018 10:18 PM (cRkMZ)

62 The Chariot racing is bad ass. We must resurrect this sport.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 04, 2018 10:19 PM (yQpMk)

63 Claudia Schmidt recorded a version of "Baby It's Cold Outside" back in the 80s with a male singer in which she flipped the roles and played the seductress. I liked it, but I haven't found it on YouTube.

Posted by: rickl at December 04, 2018 10:19 PM (sdi6R)

64 Nice ONT. Love the music and quotes.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 04, 2018 10:19 PM (hyuyC)

65 I've read Emile Ratelband couldn't make his case because Horrock's XXX Corps had to stop every 100 meters to rub one out and never made it to Arnhem in time...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 04, 2018 10:19 PM (CLcKT)

66 LGBTQ news aggregator (aka Drudge), says the economy is melting down. True or False?
Posted by: Muns at December 04, 2018 10:16 PM

Weekly Standard stock crashing.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 04, 2018 10:19 PM (L3YlV)

67 Grand Haven, Michigan, is a beautiful place in any season. My family's favorite escape.

Posted by: Dogwood at December 04, 2018 10:20 PM (IONtk)

68 but if your kid hasn't done the math by sixth grade . . .

Or seen 3 different Santas in 3 different stores in the same mall...
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 04, 2018 10:12 PM (HaL55)

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Santa proliferation became a serious issue in the 70s.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 04, 2018 10:20 PM (w6gzE)

69 I've been away for awhile. Any news on Grammie?

Posted by: Pete Seria at December 04, 2018 10:20 PM (7ZQe3)

70 Humans are being used as bait to catch a man-eating leopard that has killed three people in a week in India's western state of Gujarat.
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I could bait bears by disguising myself as my garbage can.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 04, 2018 10:20 PM (Ou6XS)

71 Aestius, yeah a movie that wins 11 Oscars is not a movie in need of remaking.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 04, 2018 10:20 PM (CPchy)

72 Al Pacino Approved ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1070010239406272512

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1070010330741399553

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1070010440783200256

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1070010547310133251

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1070010675316047872

Posted by: kbdabear at December 04, 2018 10:20 PM (0Ntuf)

73 The Democrat has conceded.
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Please!! They can always in-concede...///

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 04, 2018 10:21 PM (kufk0)

74 I figured out Santa was fake news by the time I was 6 years old. It was stupid for the teacher to do what she did, but I.m sure most of the kids were thinking "I KNEW IT" upon hearing the news.



If you quit believing in him, he quits bringing you stuff. Then you are stuck with socks for Christmas.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 04, 2018 10:21 PM (yQpMk)

75 59 How do vegans reconcile breastfeeding as a natural process? Or do they reject that also?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 04, 2018 10:16 PM (A3700)
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Shouldn't you be sleeping rather than worrying about breastfeeding?

Posted by: bluebell at December 04, 2018 10:18 PM (U5tDi)


There you go, now everyone will have to suffer.


Maybe that should be a question for Quora?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2018 10:21 PM (aA3+G)

76 >>>Former president JEF the brunt of humor. Humor is the good natured side of a truth.-Mark Twain.

Hey, let's not mock the one good thing about Obama. He was willing to use drone strikes to take out terrorist leaders, which is a good strategy, as it minimizes collateral damage. He also set the precedent for killing a scumball who was born here and hence was a "citizen". I think scum born in places like no-go zones should not be considered citizens since they were never assimilated or never brought up as if they were citizens.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 04, 2018 10:21 PM (/qEW2)

77 The Chariot racing is bad ass. We must resurrect this sport.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 04, 2018 10:19 PM

They don't even want people to talk about bacon. Can you imagine the SJW seizures over chariot races?

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 04, 2018 10:21 PM (L3YlV)

78 Charles Brown's Please Come Home for Christmas is another favorite.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 04, 2018 10:21 PM (PUmDY)

79 So sad the NFL isn't seeing a continuing plunge in ratings. Though I thought I saw that actual attendance and merchandise sales were down year/year, again. And they've got some new criminal scandal, I think. Oh, and something about one of the racist idiot "kneelers" being involved in some good ol' fashioned violence against women.


Arrests, injuries, bad attendance news and plane crashes are really all I want to hear from the NFL, thank you.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 04, 2018 10:21 PM (QDnY+)

80 69 I've been away for awhile. Any news on Grammie?
Posted by: Pete Seria at December 04, 2018 10:20 PM (7ZQe3)

Last I heard, she was out of the hospital and had donned an eye patch. No word on whether she was calling people 'scurvy dogs' and yelling for grog.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 04, 2018 10:21 PM (cYHwj)

81 Weekly Standard stock crashing.
Posted by: Minnfidel at December 04, 2018 10:19 PM (L3YlV)


Even if The Weekly Standard goes under, they'll probably get their own HBO show and a Netflix series.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at December 04, 2018 10:21 PM (T71PA)

82 69 I've been away for awhile. Any news on Grammie?
Posted by: Pete Seria at December 04, 2018 10:20 PM (7ZQe3)


She was here for awhile today.

Posted by: rickl at December 04, 2018 10:21 PM (sdi6R)

83 How do vegans reconcile breastfeeding . . .

Also, do vegan girls swallow?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 04, 2018 10:21 PM (H5knJ)

84 362 328 Vegans storm a steak house and are mocked by the patrons. They mooed protestors.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7t4ermk
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Manager called the cops, who never showed up.
Posted by: t-bird
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Modern day UK. Sad.

Still remnants of the Empire are still around albeit its a dying flame. I'm sure the next thing they'll do is round up all the patrons who were there and arrest them.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 04, 2018 10:02 PM (/ko85)

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Immigrant problem solved: INVITE THE EMPIRE REMNANT and let them man the wall.



Posted by: Braenyard at December 04, 2018 10:22 PM (V9ATq)

85 Ugh...UN-concede...

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 04, 2018 10:22 PM (kufk0)

86 Or seen 3 different Santas in 3 different stores in the same mall...
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 04, 2018 10:12 PM (HaL55)


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My kids axed me about that and I told them those are fake ones, but they're santa's helpers and they all send the real santa info on what kids want.

It's so fucked up how parents lie about this to their kids, but what can you do? I didn't want to be the asshole dad who told his 4 year old santa is fake.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 04, 2018 10:22 PM (ARUkE)

87 More Al Pacino Approved ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1070010791255031809

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1070010896037109760

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1070011077583351809

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1070011207426433024

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1070011310077853697

Posted by: kbdabear at December 04, 2018 10:22 PM (0Ntuf)

88 If veganism forces us to confront the realities of food's origins

Maybe our language should force veganism to confront the realities of food's origins,

Posted by: t-bird at December 04, 2018 10:22 PM (Ydn2k)

89 In-concede-able?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 04, 2018 10:23 PM (CPchy)

90 Not my favorite AC/DC.

This time of year, how about Bobby Short sings Cole Porter?

I yield to no-one in my admiration for AC/DC. I saw them at Scottrade in STL a few years ago, just before multiple health problems caused the aging survivors to hang it up.

Posted by: strawdog at December 04, 2018 10:23 PM (Cssks)

91 Vegans should be shipped to Vega.

One way trip. All Aboard!

Posted by: jakee308 at December 04, 2018 10:23 PM (wd9fW)

92 Santa Baby, Eartha Kitt

https://youtu.be/Mk_GmhD053E

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 04, 2018 10:23 PM (rnAwa)

93 81 Weekly Standard stock crashing.
Posted by: Minnfidel at December 04, 2018 10:19 PM (L3YlV)

Even if The Weekly Standard goes under, they'll probably get their own HBO show and a Netflix series.
Posted by: DR.WTF? at December 04, 2018 10:21 PM (T71PA)

Netflix with the JEF on the board and Skipper Biff Bill Kristol groveling on his knees for "The Making of A Skipperer"

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2018 10:24 PM (aA3+G)

94 ...biological sex like who even believes in that any more?

I believe in it. Just wish I got to experience it once in a while.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 04, 2018 10:24 PM (0bu2O)

95 The English language has a pretty traditional term for vegetarians.
Peasant.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 04, 2018 10:24 PM (cRkMZ)

96 Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Moron Chariot Racing.

OMG. That could be seriously awesome. A competition between college ME departments.

Posted by: t-bird at December 04, 2018 10:25 PM (Ydn2k)

97 There are only 7 counties left that haven't reported 100%. They are all around Atlanta. The Republicans have a 100,000 vote lead.

The Democrat has conceded.


Posted by: ALH at December 04, 2018 10:17 PM (cS3Yq)
************************
Great news.

After the last mid term election I am always concerned about those conveniently found Democrat votes.

Posted by: redridinghood at December 04, 2018 10:25 PM (hECVl)

98 Hopefully it was not too serious. Thank the Lord.

Posted by: Pete Seria at December 04, 2018 10:25 PM (7ZQe3)

99 I have an unexpected day off tomorrow... it is Texas.

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 04, 2018 10:25 PM (kufk0)

100 22 16 Not even motorized chariots could have saved the recent Ben-Hur bomb
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 04, 2018 10:05 PM (CPchy)


I saw it at the theater as a child. It was such a spectacle. The chariot scene with the teams of horses was memorable, but also the sea battle, the crucifixion, the Valley of the Lepers.

And Charlton Heston was easy on the eyes. I'd love to see it again on the big screen.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2018 10:25 PM (+lVUW)

101 Have a great night everyone. With more bragging than complaining.

Head on a swivel and have a SecDef Mattis plan.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 04, 2018 10:25 PM (hyuyC)

102 That there can be any drama or uncertainty about a GA statewide race being won by the GOP candidate is a fitting harbinger of our near future. Not a joyous one, unlike the season now in full swing.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 04, 2018 10:26 PM (QDnY+)

103 Easily offended? Good.

Not Bing's best song, but I really enjoyed Doris Day's part.

Posted by: t-bird at December 04, 2018 10:26 PM (Ydn2k)

104 Serious question...

How do vegans reconcile breastfeeding as a natural process? Or do they reject that also?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


Semi-serious answer...

Humans aren't "animals", so they can be exploited.

If that's true, I assume they're ok with human-hair wigs, and organ transplants, also.

And cannibalism.

Posted by: mikeski at December 04, 2018 10:26 PM (P1f+c)

105 99 I have an unexpected day off tomorrow... it is Texas.
Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 04, 2018 10:25 PM (kufk0)

And so does the post office

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2018 10:26 PM (aA3+G)

106 Grand Haven, Michigan, is a beautiful place in any season. My family's favorite escape.
Posted by: Dogwood at December 04, 2018 10:20 PM (IONtk)


The ice caves on the shore in the winter are like some kind of alien planet.

http://tinyurl.com/ybsgr8zf

Posted by: hogmartin at December 04, 2018 10:27 PM (t+qrx)

107 I saw it at the theater as a child. It was such a spectacle. The chariot scene with the teams of horses was memorable, but also the sea battle, the crucifixion, the Valley of the Lepers.

And Charlton Heston was easy on the eyes. I'd love to see it again on the big screen.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2018 10:25 PM (+lVUW)

My mom saw it in the theater. She always mentioned when the chariot race started the curtain beside the screen rolled back into super wide screen. Even the early VHS versions (IIRC) did that. That is good showmanship. Try that today.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 04, 2018 10:27 PM (cYHwj)

108 101 Have a great night everyone. With more bragging than complaining.

Head on a swivel and have a SecDef Mattis plan.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 04, 2018 10:25 PM (hyuyC)

And green lights for you.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2018 10:27 PM (aA3+G)

109 How do vegans reconcile breastfeeding as a natural process? Or do they reject that also?
----
I don't think Vegans have kids...

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 04, 2018 10:27 PM (kufk0)

110 I heard the Ben Hur remake was poor but...DAMN!

Posted by: JB1000 at December 04, 2018 10:27 PM (aZ9CV)

111 The English language has a pretty traditional term for vegetarians.
Peasant.


Someone said it last night: "Sucks at hunting"

Posted by: t-bird at December 04, 2018 10:27 PM (Ydn2k)

112 Saw the recent AC/DC Tour with axl, it was surprisingly good.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 04, 2018 10:27 PM (PUmDY)

113

No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making some other poor dumb bastard die for his country.

Posted by: Some Historian. at December 04, 2018 10:27 PM (1o9xi)

114 Shouldn't you be sleeping rather than worrying about breastfeeding?
Posted by: bluebell at December 04, 2018 10:18 PM


To be fair, he's lacking a 2018 World Series title to contemplate, nor can he consider simple comfort food like French Toast with warm maple syrup.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 04, 2018 10:28 PM (DMUuz)

115 Nerdy Girl in 2015 they remade Ben-Hur and it flopped hugely.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 04, 2018 10:28 PM (CPchy)

116 Night NaCLy Dog.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 04, 2018 10:28 PM (cYHwj)

117 My kids are smart. They reconciled Santa's powers with what they knew. I remember five year old Girl928 earnestly explaining to me that Santa was a N-Dimensional being, like Jesus. The Jesus part really made the explanation. Anyway, he didn't actually use the chimney to enter the house, it was his locus for finding his way through whatever dimension he was using to get around so fast.

Boy928 was convinced that Santa was actually Thor. Big guy, red suit, friend of children, has a flying sled pulled by reinderr. When I pointed out that Thor's sled was pulled by goats, not reindeer, he told me 'that was the olden days and they probably hadn't grown their antlers yet so people mistook them for goats.'

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 04, 2018 10:28 PM (yQpMk)

118 Good night, Salty!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 04, 2018 10:28 PM (NMAzL)

119

Nice ONT. Love the music and quotes.

Dittos, MisHum. That's the first time I've heard Celtic Woman. They're pretty good.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 04, 2018 10:29 PM (HaL55)

120 Oyasumi Salty Dawg

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 04, 2018 10:30 PM (CPchy)

121
If you quit believing in him, he quits bringing you stuff. Then you are stuck with socks for Christmas.
Posted by: Grump928(C)


Felix Unger sweater

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 04, 2018 10:30 PM (aKsyK)

122 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 04, 2018 10:21 PM (/qEW2)

Was it really Obama?

Or maybe ValJar.


Was he really in charge for all that time?

I have my doubts. Grave doubts.

Everything went way to smoothly and with the help of a supplicant media his handlers didn't have to work very hard.

Remember the times that he was a jabbering idiot because the prompter broke or someone asked him a question they hadn't anticipated?

There's a reason all his records are sealed and not because of any penny ante bullshit about a country of origin.

No. If his records were revealed it would be immediately obvious that he's a numbskull. A good speaker who looked nice and could behave himself and take orders.

It would be shown he was given a free ride through all the education facilities he 'attended'.

No. He was a meat puppet in every sense.

It's why his performance these days isn't so stellar nor very frequent. Manipulation and writers that will keep their mouths shut are expensive.

We (I say we as in the country cause I wasn't) were duped and deluded by craftsmen at the task.

He was prepared and when the opportunity came was slid into place.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 04, 2018 10:30 PM (wd9fW)

123 I read somewhere that before the movies, there were stage plays of Ben-Hur that featured live chariot races with the horses running on treadmills. Talk about spacial effects! That must have been quite a spectacle.

Posted by: rickl at December 04, 2018 10:31 PM (sdi6R)

124 Speaking of Ben Hur, at that time the radio stations sometimes ran these comedy recordings. They would have a narrator, like a radio reporter, talking to people and they would use clips from songs for some of the dialogue. They were really silly. There was one of Ben Hur. The main thing I remember was that the villain was called Messala Nasty. Does anyone remember those?

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2018 10:31 PM (+lVUW)

125 Dittos, MisHum. That's the first time I've heard Celtic Woman. They're pretty good.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 04, 2018 10:29 PM (HaL55)

Their 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring' is also quite good.

If'n you are interested in that old time Christianist stuff.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 04, 2018 10:32 PM (cYHwj)

126 109 How do vegans reconcile breastfeeding as a natural process? Or do they reject that also?
----
I don't think Vegans have kids...
Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 04, 2018 10:27 PM (kufk0)

This x1000. Humans are, like, the problem, man. If we had never existed the animals would still be living in, like, The Garden of Eden.

And besides, a woman having another living being inside her is like super unethical and immoral on so many levels.

Posted by: A Vegan at December 04, 2018 10:32 PM (tYPH9)

127 97... After the last mid term election I am always concerned about those conveniently found Democrat votes.

Posted by: redridinghood at December 04, 2018 10:25 PM (hECVl)


Ban Buicks.
No! Ban trunks, that's it ban cars with trunks.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 04, 2018 10:32 PM (V9ATq)

128 90: saw them in vegas. brian's last show with them. kicked ass.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 04, 2018 10:34 PM (KP5rU)

129 Something to ponder: if would seem to me that the very first amoeba, in all of creation, is still alive today. The marvel of reproduction by fission.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 04, 2018 10:34 PM (yQpMk)

130 I still believe in Santa, because I see no downside. You just can't take any chances that the "hot Scandinavian twins and the menage-a-trois" letter I sent a many decades ago might be found stuck in the sorting machine.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 04, 2018 10:34 PM (r+sAi)

131 Ban Buicks.
No! Ban trunks, that's it ban cars with trunks.
Posted by: Braenyard at December 04, 2018 10:32 PM (V9ATq)

Call me!

Posted by: Ryder Truck Rental Agent Hrothgar at December 04, 2018 10:34 PM (f3oO4)

132 Does anyone remember those?
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2018 10:31 PM (+lVUW)

I do - I want to say ca. 1969-70?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 04, 2018 10:35 PM (NMAzL)

133

This time of year, how about Bobby Short sings Cole Porter?

My favorite Christmas album is Vince Guaraldi's A Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 04, 2018 10:35 PM (HaL55)

134 No. If his records were revealed it would be immediately obvious that he's a numbskull. A good speaker who looked nice and could behave himself and take orders.
------------

In the absence of a teleprompter, he becomes another Occasional Cortex.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 04, 2018 10:35 PM (fZcn6)

135 After the last mid term election I am always concerned about those conveniently found Democrat votes.

Posted by: redridinghood at December 04, 2018 10:25 PM (hECVl)


Ban Buicks.
No! Ban trunks, that's it ban cars with trunks.
Posted by: Braenyard at December 04, 2018 10:32 PM (V9ATq)

We need common-sense Assault Sedan legislation and a complete ban on high capacity trunks!

Posted by: Surfperch, Catching the Car-grabbing Madness at December 04, 2018 10:36 PM (tYPH9)

136 Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 04, 2018 10:28 PM (DMUuz)

I See ottomans...lots of ottomans...in your future.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 04, 2018 10:36 PM (A3700)

137 Did'ja hear about the Spiritually Misguided Dyslexic?

Poor guy, went and sold his soul to Santa.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 04, 2018 10:37 PM (QzJWU)

138 In the absence of a teleprompter, he becomes another Occasional Cortex.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 04, 2018 10:35 PM (fZcn6)

Imagine what Fiasco-Cortex would be like without a teleprompter.

Posted by: Surfperch, Catching the Car-grabbing Madness at December 04, 2018 10:37 PM (tYPH9)

139 GA has been trending D for a while now. It's only a matter of time before one of them wins a statewide election, including prezzy.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 04, 2018 10:37 PM (ARUkE)

140 130 I still believe in Santa, because I see no downside. You just can't take any chances that the "hot Scandinavian twins and the menage-a-trois" letter I sent a many decades ago might be found stuck in the sorting machine.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk



Yea, I sent a "hot, steamy, weekend of sex with Sheena Easton" request in the mid 80s. Nothing. Damn reindeer are not reliable mail carriers.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 04, 2018 10:37 PM (/ko85)

141 Fat guys on furniture stock is up!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 04, 2018 10:37 PM (cYHwj)

142 No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making some other poor dumb bastard die for his country.

Posted by: Some Historian. at December 04, 2018 10:27 PM (1o9xi)

Ahem!

Posted by: Zombie GEN Geo S Patton at December 04, 2018 10:37 PM (f3oO4)

143 Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 04, 2018 10:28 PM (DMUuz)

And as a bonus?

Casu Marzu!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 04, 2018 10:38 PM (A3700)

144 LOL, Jim!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 04, 2018 10:38 PM (NMAzL)

145

Their 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring' is also quite good.



If'n you are interested in that old time Christianist stuff.


Oh yeah, the older the betterer.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 04, 2018 10:38 PM (HaL55)

146 Shareena Hamzah said: 'If veganism forces us to confront the realities of food's origins, then this increased awareness will undoubtedly be reflected in our language and literature.

This is giving me a headache.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 04, 2018 10:38 PM (/qEW2)

147 Oh boy. Juan Williams on Ingram.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 04, 2018 10:38 PM (HTHlp)

148 I remember five year old Girl928 earnestly explaining to me that Santa was a N-Dimensional being...

A five-year-old going on about inter-dimensional loci? I would be out the door so fast my shoes would catch on fire.

Posted by: t-bird at December 04, 2018 10:38 PM (Ydn2k)

149 Dan Qualye mis spells potato one time (because it was on a cue card he was told had been checked out). 25 years later comics still use him as a punchline.

But ACO says the dumbest shit possible on a daily basis....crickets.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 04, 2018 10:39 PM (ARUkE)

150 Uncounted Donkey votes center around cemeteries.

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 04, 2018 10:39 PM (RuIsu)

151 A five-year-old going on about inter-dimensional loci? I would be out the door so fast my shoes would catch on fire.


I think she got the idea from some Thundercats episode.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 04, 2018 10:40 PM (yQpMk)

152 109 How do vegans reconcile breastfeeding as a natural process? Or do they reject that also?
----
I don't think Vegans have kids...
Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 04, 2018 10:27 PM (kufk0)

Types
deletes,

and walks away........

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2018 10:40 PM (aA3+G)

153 Thanks to m and Kreps for the info on my mystery as to the dude at the GWB ceremony the other day. It does seem he was Nicholas Bardy who served as Sec. of Treasury for a few months of RR's term and then for GWB's 4 yrs.

You can always rely on the horde to get an answer, good smart folks here.

Posted by: Farmer at December 04, 2018 10:40 PM (yJ1e6)

154 You know what we need? More animal idioms.

Posted by: Average Guy at December 04, 2018 10:40 PM (LMcFk)

155 Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 04, 2018 10:28 PM (DMUuz)

I See ottomans...lots of ottomans...in your future.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 04, 2018 10:36 PM (A3700)

---------

Funny. My fortune cookie said the same thing.

Posted by: Constantine XI Paleologus at December 04, 2018 10:40 PM (w6gzE)

156 Oh boy. Juan Williams on Ingram.



Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 04, 2018 10:38 PM (HTHlp)
******************

Beto mania. God help us.

Posted by: redridinghood at December 04, 2018 10:40 PM (hECVl)

157 and she actually used the word Locus.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 04, 2018 10:40 PM (yQpMk)

158 124 . . . radio stations sometimes ran these comedy recordings. [ . . . ] The main thing I remember was that the villain was called Messala Nasty. Does anyone remember those?

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2018 10:31 PM (+lVUW)

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

Super Chicken! Bukkkkkkk buk bukkkkk buk bukkkkkkkkkkk

Posted by: Smaug at December 04, 2018 10:40 PM (iF4iV)

159 For Those About to Rock tour was 1st concert. My ears rang for about a week.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 04, 2018 10:40 PM (PUmDY)

160 Well, maybe in a couple weeks, Cap'n Bill can apply to be leopard bait. With his ample girth, what ferocious cat could resist?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 04, 2018 10:40 PM (oepM5)

161 A good speaker who looked nice and could behave himself and take orders.
------------
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 04, 2018 10:35 PM (fZcn6)

We were constantly told he was a good speaker, but to me he was always a barely adequate speaker, although I must admit he was clean and mostly articulate!

Posted by: Cpmrade Hrothgar at December 04, 2018 10:40 PM (f3oO4)

162 Last I heard, she was out of the hospital and had donned an eye patch. No word on whether she was calling people 'scurvy dogs' and yelling for grog.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop

I'm getting cataract surgery soon. I'm hoping that the patch they give me to cover my eye comes in black.
Then I can get me some rum. Argggh.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2018 10:40 PM (+lVUW)

163 I'll know the NFL's ratings are down when player salaries start declining.

Which I hope is soon. Fuck them.

Posted by: eleven at December 04, 2018 10:40 PM (NLLmE)

164 143 Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 04, 2018 10:28 PM (DMUuz)

And as a bonus?

Casu Marzu!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 04, 2018 10:38 PM (A3700)

This really isn't going to end well.

I would blame bluebell, but she swings a mean spork.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2018 10:41 PM (aA3+G)

165
...biological sex like who even believes in that any more?

I believe in it. Just wish I got to experience it once in a while.


Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 04, 2018 10:24 PM


I have biological sex every gd day... Having sex with a biological partner every now and again is a nice change of pace, however...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 04, 2018 10:43 PM (CLcKT)

166 I told my daughter at a very young age, prolly bout 6, that Santa wasn't real and it's just make-believe for fun, when she started asking questions like why things made by elves at the North Pole had blister packaging and looked just like the stuff at Toys R Us, that was cool and we continued to full-heartedly play along with it for a few more years. I tell her stories like when I was young the only times of the year I ever got anything was Christmas and my birthday and I also tell her about times not too long ago where the lucky kids got an orange at Christmas and people were really happy if all they got was a good pair of new socks or maybe a new shirt from somebody.

Posted by: yop at December 04, 2018 10:43 PM (hPRt2)

167

I'm getting cataract surgery soon. I'm hoping that the patch they give me to cover my eye comes in black.

Too bad nobody makes one with a glowing red eye ala Terminator. That would be funny.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 04, 2018 10:43 PM (HaL55)

168 I fly quite a bit. I remember a few years ago, on flights that had TVs, a good chunk of those TVs would be tuned to an NFL game on Thursdays or Mondays (when I usually do my flying).

I noticed recently on a flight on a Sunday afternoon that there were almost no people watching foozball. And then too notice again this past Sunday as well.

Small sample sizes granted, but still, makes me question this sudden supposed resurgence in NFL ratings.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 04, 2018 10:43 PM (ARUkE)

169 146 Shareena Hamzah said: 'If veganism forces us to confront the realities of food's origins, then this increased awareness will undoubtedly be reflected in our language and literature.
-----------------------------

Is she saying she eats dirt?

Posted by: Braenyard at December 04, 2018 10:43 PM (V9ATq)

170 How do vegans reconcile breastfeeding as a natural process? Or do they reject that also?
----
I don't think Vegans have kids...
Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 04, 2018 10:27 PM (kufk0)

Types
deletes,

and walks away........
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
---
Maybe I should have said vegans shouldn't kids or even that they can't have kids because their bodies can't sustain a baby with so little nutrients. Sadly I know they do have kids and I feel sorry for them.

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 04, 2018 10:44 PM (kufk0)

171 ...but that teacher is a pathetic sack of... fighting the commie culture war, there's only one Santa... Papa Joe Stalin...

Posted by: yop at December 04, 2018 10:45 PM (hPRt2)

172 What movie is "Eat dirt" from?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 04, 2018 10:45 PM (PUmDY)

173 I guess Angus Young aspires to die on stage. He insists the band will carry on. Apparently Brian Johnson is nosing around the studio again. Better deaf than forgotten.

Posted by: strawdog at December 04, 2018 10:45 PM (Cssks)

174 Humans are being used as bait to catch a man-eating leopard that has
killed three people in a week in India's western state of Gujarat.


Sounds like a good training opportunity for the Indian Olympic track team. Especially the sprinters.

Posted by: tu3031 at December 04, 2018 10:45 PM (sf1AO)

175 If for nothing else the commercials on TV are unbearable.

All ratings should be way down.

Posted by: eleven at December 04, 2018 10:46 PM (NLLmE)

176 The only reason Obama used drones was to keep terrorists from being captured and interrogated.

He didn't want Awlaki talking about Mueller and he didn't want bin Laden talking about Iran.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at December 04, 2018 10:46 PM (Ndje9)

177 Sven if you are still reading the blog.... holy fugnuckets

https://youtu.be/GmULc5VANsw

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 04, 2018 10:47 PM (CPchy)

178 my daughter at a very young age, prolly bout 6, that Santa wasn't real and it's just make-believe for fun, when she started asking questions like why things made by elves at the North Pole had blister packaging and looked just like the stuff at Toys R Us, that was cool and we continued to full-heartedly play along with it for a few more years. I tell her stories like when I was young the only times of the year I ever got anything was Christmas and my birthday and I also tell her about times not too long ago where the lucky kids got an orange at Christmas and people were really happy if all they got was a good pair of new socks or maybe a new shirt from somebody.
Posted by: yop at D




guess you were raised in the "if I ain't havin fun ain't no one having fun" school. did you follow the no santa thing with lecturing her on the birds and the bees?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 04, 2018 10:47 PM (MTjB1)

179 Posted by: yop at December 04, 2018 10:43 PM (hPRt2)

We got tangerines in our stockings when I was a kid. For years, I thought they were only available at Christmas, and I was glad to have them!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at December 04, 2018 10:47 PM (f3oO4)

180
You know what we need? More animal idioms.
Posted by: Average Guy at December 04, 2018 10:40 PM (LMcFk)



*ahem*

Mad as a cut snake

Posted by: Kindltot at December 04, 2018 10:47 PM (mUa7G)

181 Thank you for the beautiful picture.
And the fun.


Good bye for a while, morons.

May God Himself be a blessing to you.

Posted by: mikeyG at December 04, 2018 10:48 PM (LL1Be)

182 Humans are being used as bait to catch a man-eating leopard that has killed three people in a week in India's western state of Gujarat.

A new job for Weekly Standard staffers!

Posted by: The ARC of History at December 04, 2018 10:48 PM (I2/tG)

183 Didn't Yoko do any Christmas songs?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 04, 2018 10:48 PM (EZebt)

184

Shareena Hamzah said: 'If veganism forces us to confront the realities
of food's origins, then this increased awareness will undoubtedly be
reflected in our language and literature.


Message to vegans:

Eat whatever you want and leave everyone else alone. Also, I don't tell you what to do, I'd appreciate the same courtesy from you in return.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 04, 2018 10:48 PM (HaL55)

185 We got stink bugs in dirty gym socks.

Posted by: eleven at December 04, 2018 10:48 PM (NLLmE)

186 162
I'm getting cataract surgery soon. I'm hoping that the patch they give me to cover my eye comes in black.
Then I can get me some rum. Argggh.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2018 10:40 PM (+lVUW)


Me too. I wish I had it before the concert last night. I had a sixth row seat, but I saw three of everything on stage.

Driving to the venue was an adventure, because I couldn't read the street signs.

Posted by: rickl at December 04, 2018 10:48 PM (sdi6R)

187 Posted by: The Gipper Lives at December 04, 2018 10:46 PM (Ndje9)

Oh how I wish your post wasn't so reasonable!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at December 04, 2018 10:49 PM (f3oO4)

188 Every year Christmas goes something like this

Me: Don't buy the kids a bunch of shit they don't need, please

My In Laws: OK, we won't

Christmas Eve: 172 presents under the tree for my kids

Me: Fuuuuuuuuuuck!!!!

But this year they swear they're not doing it again. LOL

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 04, 2018 10:49 PM (ARUkE)

189 Ugh, so the infamous "baby it's cold outside" is just flirty-flirty harmless silliness. It's only ruined by the thought of Bill Cosby when you hear the line "what's in this drink?"

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 04, 2018 10:49 PM (/qEW2)

190 After the discussion about oldest presidents I wondered how many held that position and for how long.

https://tinyurl.com/zyn6njt

Scroll to the bottom. Yeah I'm a geek as my wife just pointed out, LOL.

Posted by: Farmer at December 04, 2018 10:50 PM (yJ1e6)

191 Told my kids at about 8 there was no Santa. They were fine with it.
But they were in their 30's when I finally admitted I didn't take our ill dog to a friend's farm.
They were pissed!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 04, 2018 10:50 PM (0tfLf)

192 183, you are kidding, right?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 04, 2018 10:50 PM (PUmDY)

193 183 Didn't Yoko do any Christmas songs?
Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 04, 2018 10:48 PM (EZebt)


Come on. You know the answer to that. Do I have to link it?

Posted by: rickl at December 04, 2018 10:50 PM (sdi6R)

194 Brrrrrr, it's even chilly here in Seattle. 38 and plunging

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 04, 2018 10:51 PM (PkVlr)

195 183 Didn't Yoko do any Christmas songs?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 04, 2018 10:48 PM (EZebt)

Why do you do this? Why?

Posted by: tu3031 at December 04, 2018 10:51 PM (sf1AO)

196 You rich guys with your exotic citrus fruits at Christmas. We got a binder clip, and we were happy to have it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 04, 2018 10:52 PM (w6gzE)

197 And as a bonus?

Casu Marzu!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 04, 2018 10:38 PM


I've heard that Sardinians consider that an aphrodisiac.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 04, 2018 10:52 PM (DMUuz)

198

Didn't Yoko do any Christmas songs?


Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 04, 2018 10:48 PM (EZebt)

Why do you do this? Why?


Uh oh, here we go...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 04, 2018 10:52 PM (HaL55)

199 194 Brrrrrr, it's even chilly here in Seattle. 38 and plunging
Posted by: Nurse ratched

waves across sound

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 04, 2018 10:52 PM (LOq4H)

200 191 Told my kids at about 8 there was no Santa. They were fine with it.
But they were in their 30's when I finally admitted I didn't take our ill dog to a friend's farm.
They were pissed!


When I was a kid, every time I went to visit relatives one of our pets would not be there when I got home.

Posted by: eleven at December 04, 2018 10:52 PM (NLLmE)

201 The same people who are offended by Baby it's Cold Outside are the ones who buy rap music, right?

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at December 04, 2018 10:52 PM (jp0Bv)

202 Didn't Yoko do any Christmas songs? Posted by: San Franpsycho

A: Yes--when she stopped, it was a gift to the world.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at December 04, 2018 10:53 PM (Ndje9)

203


Wait, sardines are an aphrodisiac? No wonder they're so popular on pizza.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 04, 2018 10:53 PM (HaL55)

204 Hiya rat!

*waves back

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 04, 2018 10:53 PM (PkVlr)

205 201 The same people who are offended by Baby it's Cold Outside are the ones who buy rap music, right?
Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at December 04, 2018 10:52 PM (jp0Bv)



Same voting bloc anyway.

Posted by: eleven at December 04, 2018 10:54 PM (NLLmE)

206 Grass-fed hobos are like the Wagyu beef of the hobo pen!

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid at December 04, 2018 10:55 PM (1o9xi)

207 personal (not to say TMI) update: I got a CAT scan of the terlit region and although I'm doing better, I'm not doing so much better they can do the 'noscopy this month. They've held off until January.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 04, 2018 10:55 PM (ykYG2)

208
did you follow the no santa thing with lecturing her on the birds and the bees?
Posted by: yankeefifth


Santa was a rollin' stone. Wherever he laid his fat was his home.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 04, 2018 10:55 PM (aKsyK)

209 I always thought Baby it's cold Outside was flirty and suggestive and sexy.

Women used to enjoy the chase.
And men used to.enjoy doing the chasing.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 04, 2018 10:56 PM (PkVlr)

210 It's only ruined by the thought of Bill Cosby when you hear the line "what's in this drink?"

The answer is "booze". Anybody hearing that song (at the time) would likely also be aware of "Have Some Madeira, M'Dear".

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 04, 2018 10:57 PM (ykYG2)

211 Ryan Mauro of The Clarion Project has totaled up the list of Democrats likely running for their party's presidential nomination who have endorsed this organization [CAIR], an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror finance trial.

I hope white leftist women will realize what this means. Their party wants to turn them into groping targets who won't have any legal recourse, the way it is in Germany and Sweden. They are being shafted in the back by their own party, the supposed party of feminism. The idiot leftists must realize the best way to get fair treatment is to support the rule of law, not a party that will slant things in their favor, since such a powerful government can just as easily screw them over the next moment.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 04, 2018 10:58 PM (/qEW2)

212 The two voices in the song are obviously flirting. That's the freakin point, with anyone who has a sense of humor.

Posted by: eleven at December 04, 2018 10:58 PM (NLLmE)

213 The AT&T executive effectively declared the end of the satellite-TV era...


They're going to go all-in on 5G. No way they're going to lose out on the rural market, but with 5G they're going to be able to be a full service TV and ISP just about anywhere that there's a cell signal...and the amount of area not covered by cell is going to continue to shrink.

Posted by: Bert G at December 04, 2018 10:58 PM (OMsf+)

214 Mad as a cut snake
Posted by: Kindltot at December 04, 2018 10:47 PM (mUa7G)


Good start! I just now realizing: It's hard to come up with an original idiom...

Posted by: Average Guy at December 04, 2018 10:58 PM (LMcFk)

215 Didn't Yoko do any Christmas songs?
Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 04, 2018 10:48 PM


Yes. An important, if minor, part of her oeuvre, and one that deserves a wider exposure.

Posted by: The Intragalactic Yoko Ono Artistry Appreciation Society at December 04, 2018 10:59 PM (DMUuz)

216 When the frost is on the pumpkin
It's time for dickie dunkin

Posted by: Professor of Vegan Linguistics at December 04, 2018 10:59 PM (ICWiF)

217 212 The two voices in the song are obviously flirting. That's the freakin point, with anyone who has a sense of humor.
Posted by: eleven at December 04, 2018 10:58 PM (NLLmE)

---------

There is no fun in the socialist workers paradise.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 04, 2018 10:59 PM (w6gzE)

218 212 The two voices in the song are obviously flirting. That's the freakin point, with anyone who has a sense of humor.
Posted by: eleven at December 04, 2018 10:58 PM (NLLmE)

Nothing humorous about flirt-raping women, bro.

Posted by: Palp Pilled at December 04, 2018 11:00 PM (rwVFm)

219 The al Hirt/Ann Margret cover of cold outside is very great.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 04, 2018 11:00 PM (PUmDY)

220 Itchier than an ass just wiped with a poison ivy leaf

Posted by: Professor of Vegan Linguistics at December 04, 2018 11:00 PM (ICWiF)

221 198

Didn't Yoko do any Christmas songs?


Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 04, 2018 10:48 PM (EZebt)

Why do you do this? Why?

Uh oh, here we go...
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 04, 2018 10:52 PM (HaL55)


Hmmmmm. wonder what will happen?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2018 11:01 PM (aA3+G)

222 Oh how I wish your post wasn't so reasonable!
Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar

Me, too. Me, too.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at December 04, 2018 11:01 PM (Ndje9)

223 213 The AT&T executive effectively declared the end of the satellite-TV era...


They're going to go all-in on 5G. No way they're going to lose out on the rural market, but with 5G they're going to be able to be a full service TV and ISP just about anywhere that there's a cell signal...and the amount of area not covered by cell is going to continue to shrink.
Posted by: Bert G at December 04, 2018 10:58 PM (OMsf+)

Weaponized on many levels.

Posted by: Palp Pilled at December 04, 2018 11:02 PM (rwVFm)

224 yer sisters tomato
jump in der

Posted by: Professor of Vegan Linguistics at December 04, 2018 11:02 PM (ICWiF)

225 Is ravishing still a thing? It's been a while since I've been on the prowl, so I don't know... Do some women still enjoy being ravished? Y'know, when a woman's lips say 'no', but her eyes say 'yes, yes!' -- that sort of thing...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 04, 2018 11:02 PM (CLcKT)

226 212 The two voices in the song are obviously flirting. That's the freakin point, with anyone who has a sense of humor.
Posted by: eleven at December 04, 2018 10:58 PM (NLLmE)


THAT'S NOT FUNNY!

Posted by: femynysts everywhere at December 04, 2018 11:02 PM (sdi6R)

227

Women used to enjoy the chase.

And men used to.enjoy doing the chasing.


Rush had a nice semi-rant about how corporations are instituting new policies that isolate men and women employees thanks to the #MeToo and Kavanaugh bullshit.

Said corporations are even becoming reluctant to promote womyn because of the misconception that it may be a payoff for secks.
Naturally, the feminazis are sniveling about it, but they're just reaping what they sowed.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 04, 2018 11:03 PM (HaL55)

228 207 personal (not to say TMI) update: I got a CAT scan of the terlit region and although I'm doing better, I'm not doing so much better they can do the 'noscopy this month. They've held off until January.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 04, 2018 10:55 PM (ykYG2)

This is the same fissure? You ok?

Posted by: Palp Pilled at December 04, 2018 11:03 PM (rwVFm)

229 squeeze my lemons
till the juice runs down my leg

Posted by: Professor of Vegan Linguistics at December 04, 2018 11:03 PM (ICWiF)

230 225 Is ravishing still a thing? It's been a while since I've been on the prowl, so I don't know... Do some women still enjoy being ravished? Y'know, when a woman's lips say 'no', but her eyes say 'yes, yes!' -- that sort of thing...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 04, 2018 11:02 PM (CLcKT)


----------

Just have all consents in writing and signed in triplicate.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 04, 2018 11:03 PM (w6gzE)

231 Off for a nap, be well all. Best wishes for a full reocvey fir grammie and prayers up for Slap.

Posted by: Farmer at December 04, 2018 11:03 PM (yJ1e6)

232 New idiom I picked up on the internet today... "couldn't get laid with a bunch of bananas in an orangutang whorehouse"

Posted by: yop at December 04, 2018 11:03 PM (hPRt2)

233 is that a banana in your pocket
or are you just glad to see me

Posted by: Professor of Vegan Linguistics at December 04, 2018 11:04 PM (ICWiF)

234 Posted by: Nurse ratched

Have you found a penis yet?

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 04, 2018 11:05 PM (f1Vqw)

235 221: MH, Tony Evers is the Yoko of governors. The commie and his Black Panther sidekick will make Diamond Jim Doyle look like piker. This state is truly fucked.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 04, 2018 11:05 PM (KP5rU)

236 s ravishing still a thing? It's been a while since I've been on the prowl, so I don't know... Do some women still enjoy being ravished? Y'know, when a woman's lips say 'no', but her eyes say 'yes, yes!' -- that sort of thing...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at D



not sure about ravishing but spanking has and will be.





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLGOzH7yROk

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 04, 2018 11:05 PM (MTjB1)

237

Afraid that no one around me
Understands my potato
Think I'm only a spudboy
Looking for a real tomato

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 04, 2018 11:05 PM (aKsyK)

238 Hard to tell, with the cryptic tweets, but my first and top question about Flynn is the same as Sundance's (Conservative Treehouse): where's Pientka? The other FBI agent present at the key interview. Senate committee(s?) wanted to talk to him, too. The whole bit about there being no consensus on the "perjury" idea.


And the implied misconduct of the special counsel's office from the replacement judge's admonition to produce all exculpatory evidence.


I must just not understand the whole case, as it has only become more incomprehensible to me how there could be any case, as time went on. I guess there are Turkey/lobbying elements, too. Which is entirely different - but even more incomprehensible that Flynn would lie about.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 04, 2018 11:05 PM (QDnY+)

239 225 Is ravishing still a thing? It's been a while since I've been on the prowl, so I don't know... Do some women still enjoy being ravished? Y'know, when a woman's lips say 'no', but her eyes say 'yes, yes!' -- that sort of thing...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 04, 2018 11:02 PM (CLcKT)

Literally say no because this is an Irreversable area.

Posted by: Palp Pilled at December 04, 2018 11:05 PM (rwVFm)

240 The answer is "booze". Anybody hearing that song (at the time) would likely also be aware of "Have Some Madeira, M'Dear".
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 04, 2018 10:57 PM (ykYG2)

Heard that all through the 60s. My mother warned me against roues and cads.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 04, 2018 11:06 PM (NMAzL)

241 186 162
I'm getting cataract surgery soon. I'm hoping that the patch they give me to cover my eye comes in black.
Then I can get me some rum. Argggh.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2018 10:40 PM (+lVUW)

Me too. I wish I had it before the concert last night. I had a sixth row seat, but I saw three of everything on stage.

Driving to the venue was an adventure, because I couldn't read the street signs.
Posted by: rickl


When I went in for an eye exam I complained that I had to keep cleaning my glasses because they got blurry. Whelp, it wasn't the glasses.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2018 11:06 PM (+lVUW)

242 If Yoko did a Christmas song, it would be in the tradition of "Magical Misery Tour".

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 04, 2018 11:07 PM (RuIsu)

243 As a born cynic I figured out Santa was a hoax by the time I was six or so.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 04, 2018 11:07 PM (NWiLs)

244 Oh man, did we really have to bring Casu Marzu into this thread? It's depressing to be reminded that there are incurably insane people like that.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 04, 2018 11:08 PM (/qEW2)

245 213 The AT&T executive effectively declared the end of the satellite-TV era...


They're going to go all-in on 5G. No way they're going to lose out on the rural market, but with 5G they're going to be able to be a full service TV and ISP just about anywhere that there's a cell signal...and the amount of area not covered by cell is going to continue to shrink.
Posted by: Bert G at December 04, 2018 10:58 PM (OMsf+)


Lord I hope so, that is what disadvantage of living in the middle of nowhere with nothing but forests.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2018 11:08 PM (aA3+G)

246 When I went in for an eye exam I complained that I had to keep cleaning my glasses because they got blurry. Whelp, it wasn't the glasses.
Posted by: nerdygirl

Kinda like "my pants need ironing, oh, I'm not wearing any."

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 04, 2018 11:08 PM (LOq4H)

247

Hmmmmm. wonder what will happen?

I'm too a-skeered to even ax. I'd prefer it to be something with Rick Astley, but I know that's just too much to hope for.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 04, 2018 11:09 PM (HaL55)

248 Wait...

So you guys are telling me there's no Santa?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 04, 2018 11:10 PM (5aX2M)

249 Is ravishing still a thing? It's been a while since I've been on the prowl, so I don't know... Do some women still enjoy being ravished? Y'know, when a woman's lips say 'no', but her eyes say 'yes, yes!' -- that sort of thing...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 04, 2018 11:02 PM (CLcKT)

Only if the guy is handsome and ends up falling for you, hard.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 04, 2018 11:10 PM (NMAzL)

250 The two voices in the song are obviously flirting.

Just watched what I think is the original from 1949. First there's the Lothario after the girl and then, in another cabin, I guess, the roles are reversed. It's really well done.

Posted by: t-bird at December 04, 2018 11:10 PM (NpvYf)

251 Humans are being used as bait to catch a man-eating leopard that has killed three people in a week in India's western state of Gujarat.

********

Camouflage - a limerick

Two men in the jungle one day
Hunting big cats or so they both sway
One: "I spotted a leopard!"
Came the answer (intrepid)
"Don't be silly! They all come that way!"

Posted by: Muldoon at December 04, 2018 11:10 PM (m45I2)

252 They're going to go all-in on 5G.
Posted by: Bert G at December 04, 2018 10:58 PM (OMsf+)

Weaponized on many levels.
Posted by: Palp Pilled at December 04, 2018 11:02 PM (rwVFm)




I'll just leave this here (goes to a USAF .pdf): https://tinyurl.com/y8elpbmm


Prep accordingly.

Posted by: Bert G at December 04, 2018 11:10 PM (OMsf+)

253 The al Hirt/Ann Margret cover of cold outside is very great.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 04, 2018 11:00 PM (PUmDY)

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Anne Margaret proving it is cold outside:

https://tinyurl.com/y83td75q

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 04, 2018 11:11 PM (ffYR/)

254 >>and the amount of area not covered by cell is going
>>to continue to shrink.

Exactly.

Posted by: Bob@NSA at December 04, 2018 11:11 PM (f1Vqw)

255 ...When I went in for an eye exam I complained that I had to keep cleaning my glasses because they got blurry. Whelp, it wasn't the glasses.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2018 11:06 PM (+lVUW)



I once quit a job over a vision problem.

Told the boss I just couldn't see working there anymore, and walked out.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 04, 2018 11:11 PM (QzJWU)

256 would you rather have a porsche 911 turbo, brand new or a porsche 959 in mint condition. you have to own and drive it, you cannot sell it or financially profit from it in any way. maintenance costs would be the same.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 04, 2018 11:11 PM (MTjB1)

257 248 Wait...

So you guys are telling me there's no Santa?
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 04, 2018 11:10 PM (5aX2M)

--------

The Easter Bunny held him down while the Tooth Fairy garroted the fat lug.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 04, 2018 11:12 PM (w6gzE)

258 213 They're going to go all-in on 5G. No way they're going to lose out on the rural market, but with 5G they're going to be able to be a full service TV and ISP just about anywhere that there's a cell signal...and the amount of area not covered by cell is going to continue to shrink.

Posted by: Bert G at December 04, 2018 10:58 PM (OMsf+)
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In the country my phone get zip from their 4G.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 04, 2018 11:12 PM (V9ATq)

259 This is the same fissure? You ok?

Let's just say I'll be holding off on more dates with Miss Peggy for the next few months. . .

/seriously, as mentioned, I am okay, just not as okay as I want to be.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 04, 2018 11:12 PM (ykYG2)

260 Kinda like "my pants need ironing, oh, I'm not wearing any."
Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 04, 2018 11:08 PM (LOq4H)

-----

Or, when you're like "I wish my roommate would shut up and stop telling me to eat the neighbor," and you realize you don't even have a roommate!

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 04, 2018 11:12 PM (5aX2M)

261 Sat tv is an old technology...fast internet is more and more available. Sattelites are expensive so is getting data up to those things. Uplink sites are a huge expense.

Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at December 04, 2018 11:13 PM (0OmEj)

262

Anne Margaret proving it is cold outside:


Ungowa!

"Knock, knock.""Who's there?""Emerson.""Emerson who?"
Emerson nice boobehs.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 04, 2018 11:14 PM (HaL55)

263 Or, when you're like "I wish my roommate would shut up and stop telling me to eat the neighbor," and you realize you don't even have a roommate!
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

I like the voices, I'm never alone...

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 04, 2018 11:14 PM (LOq4H)

264 Santa is real for some values of real.

Posted by: eleven at December 04, 2018 11:16 PM (NLLmE)

265 Dowd thinks "it's a pity". No it's not, it's deserved. So is a stretch at Club Gitmo.

Posted by: torabora at December 04, 2018 11:16 PM (Y274z)

266 255 ...When I went in for an eye exam I complained that I had to keep cleaning my glasses because they got blurry. Whelp, it wasn't the glasses.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2018 11:06 PM (+lVUW)


I once quit a job over a vision problem.

Told the boss I just couldn't see working there anymore, and walked out.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at December 04, 2018 11:11 PM (QzJWU)


Anal Glaucoma, i don't see my ass here no more.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2018 11:16 PM (aA3+G)

267 Emerson lick and palm 'er.

Amirite?

Posted by: eleven at December 04, 2018 11:16 PM (NLLmE)

268 Publius,

Nope. All this talk about chasing and ravishing and flirting and spanking is getting me flustered though


Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 04, 2018 11:16 PM (PkVlr)

269 Regarding the "death" of satellite TV... what did they expect? They're going to charge us $100+ per month, to get just OTA and basic cable channels, plus the "privilege" of watching in more than one room, and we get NO other services (internet, phone, etc.)? Oh, thanks. And why is it so expensive? Oh, that's right. Because EVERYONE LOVE SPORTS. Literally EVERYONE. That's why it's okay that $30 of that $100 is for sports channels we MUST accept, because they're baked into even the lowest tiers. Because we ALL love it so fucking much, right?

Pay TV can go a la carte or Pay TV can go fuck itself.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 04, 2018 11:17 PM (SN4NF)

270 I'd be down to apply a good ravishing.

*looks around*

Oh.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 04, 2018 11:18 PM (NWiLs)

271 Sort of an update: a Colorado radio station, KOSI, has said, nope, we're putting it back on the air.

Posted by: t-bird at December 04, 2018 11:18 PM (NpvYf)

272 As a born cynic I figured out Santa was a hoax by the time I was six or so.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 04, 2018 11:07 PM (NWiLs)

===

This does not surprise me.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 04, 2018 11:19 PM (EZebt)

273 Mueller is recommending zero prison time for General Flynn. Took him long enough.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at December 04, 2018 11:19 PM (hjaPQ)

274 Sort of an update: a Colorado radio station, KOSI, has said, nope, we're putting it back on the air.

As sung by two dudes.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 04, 2018 11:19 PM (ykYG2)

275 When I went in for an eye exam I complained that I had to keep cleaning my glasses because they got blurry.

*******

Brand loyalty - a limerick

There once was a rich Oritental
Had a new car that wasn't a rental
His optometrist opined
"You have a cataract, I find"
"Oh no! It's a Rincoln Continental"

Posted by: Muldoon at December 04, 2018 11:19 PM (m45I2)

276 273 Mueller is recommending zero prison time for General Flynn. Took him long enough.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at December 04, 2018 11:19 PM (hjaPQ)



What is it that Flynn is supposed to have done?

Posted by: eleven at December 04, 2018 11:20 PM (NLLmE)

277 A good speaker who looked nice and could behave himself and take orders.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 04, 2018 10:35 PM (fZcn6)
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We were constantly told he was a good speaker, but to me he was always a barely adequate speaker, although I must admit he was clean and mostly articulate!

Posted by: Cpmrade Hrothgar at December 04, 2018 10:40 PM (f3oO4)


Barry could spout amazing bullshit and mean it. People love people who spout amazing bullshit and mean it. "We are the ones we've been waiting for." But someone spouting amazing Truth gets ridiculed. "If you are rich enough, women let you grab 'em by the pussy."

Posted by: RickZ at December 04, 2018 11:20 PM (Y8PSl)

278 Lighthouse pic looks like Grand Haven , MI

Posted by: A dude in MI at December 04, 2018 11:21 PM (SxBH1)

279 the amount of area not covered by cell is going to continue to shrink.

Posted by: Bert G at December 04, 2018 10:58 PM (OMsf+)

This can't happen soon enough.

Posted by: Privileged UC Berkeley Students at Blue Oak Ranch Field Station at December 04, 2018 11:21 PM (tYPH9)

280 Nope. All this talk about chasing and ravishing and flirting and spanking is getting me flustered though


Posted by: Nurse ratched at D



guess mr ratched will not be sleeping well tonight.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 04, 2018 11:22 PM (MTjB1)

281 GUYS! Michael Avenatti just dropped his Presidential run! Do you know what this means?! The road to the White House for TOM ARNOLD is wide open! RUN, TOM, RUN!

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at December 04, 2018 11:22 PM (rraVl)

282 Posted by: Muldoon at December 04, 2018 11:19 PM (m45I2)

OK, i giggled.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2018 11:22 PM (aA3+G)

283 *as sung by two DUDES?
Motherfuckinghamsterfucker

Kill me now

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 04, 2018 11:22 PM (PkVlr)

284 What is it that Flynn is supposed to have done?
Posted by: eleven at December 04, 2018 11:20 PM (NLLmE)
---
He pled guilty to lying about contacting a Russian on Trump's behalf, but it really sounds like it was a big fat nothing.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at December 04, 2018 11:22 PM (hjaPQ)

285

It's a 100 year old venue that has been recently renovated and is entering a new incarnation. Last night was Opening Night, and Uncle Bob kicked it off in fine style.

Things Have Changed
It Ain't Me, Babe
Highway 61 Revisited
Simple Twist Of Fate
Cry A While
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Honest With Me
Tryin' To Get To Heaven
Scarlet Town
Make You Feel My Love
Pay In Blood
Like A Rolling Stone
Early Roman Kings
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
Love Sick
Thunder On The Mountain
Soon After Midnight
Gotta Serve Somebody
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
Blowin' In The Wind

Posted by: rickl at December 04, 2018 11:23 PM (sdi6R)

286 and then... there's Leslie Moonves. Who had a literal fluffer on his payroll at CBS. Who needs a dance of seduction when you have someone on salary you can call in for a beej.

This is why we cannot have nice things.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 04, 2018 11:24 PM (ykYG2)

287 Mr ratched?

There is no Mr ratched.

Only me and two man boy ratcheds.


Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 04, 2018 11:25 PM (PkVlr)

288 Huh. I just learned CO's worst mass murder was in 1955, when a guy blew up Delta flight 629 en route from Denver to Seattle with a time bomb, killing 44, in order to collect life insurance on his hated mother.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 04, 2018 11:25 PM (5aX2M)

289 In the country my phone get zip from their 4G.
Posted by: Braenyard at December 04, 2018 11:12 PM (V9ATq)




I really expect Verizon to be the biggest on this, but AT&T will try to retain as many of their existing DirecTV customers as possible. Watch for a lot of competition for customers as it starts rolling out. Verizon is already quietly advertising 5G Home service at $50/mo for existing wireless customers.

Posted by: Bert G at December 04, 2018 11:25 PM (OMsf+)

290 He pled guilty to lying about contacting a Russian on Trump's behalf, but it really sounds like it was a big fat nothing.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at December 04, 2018 11:22 PM (hjaPQ)


So railroaded into a plea I assume.

Posted by: eleven at December 04, 2018 11:25 PM (NLLmE)

291 Before i was disabled i worked for echostar. The sattelite provider for dish network. The writing was on the wall 10 years ago. Sattelite tv was going to be a product with a diminished audience.

Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at December 04, 2018 11:25 PM (0OmEj)

292 Baby It's Cold Outside

The original from Neptune's Daughter
Neptune's Daughter is a 1949 musical romantic comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer starring Esther Williams, Red Skelton, Ricardo Montalbán, Betty Garrett, Keenan Wynn, Xavier Cugat and Mel Blanc

Watch it all: http://tinyurl.com/kej8fbb

http://tinyurl.com/kej8fbb

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 04, 2018 11:26 PM (U2TY5)

293 GUYS! Michael Avenatti just dropped his Presidential run! Do you know what this means?! The road to the White House for TOM ARNOLD is wide open! RUN, TOM, RUN!
Posted by: Richard McEnroe at December 04, 2018 11:22 PM (rraVl)

I will win 80% of the popular vote so I can ban guns so people will stop shooting their eyes out.

Posted by: Tom Arnold 2020 at December 04, 2018 11:26 PM (tYPH9)

294
Huh. I just learned CO's worst mass murder was in 1955, when a guy blew up Delta flight 629 en route from Denver to Seattle with a time bomb, killing 44, in order to collect life insurance on his hated mother.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


That was the beginning of the movie The FBI Story.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 04, 2018 11:27 PM (aKsyK)

295 if Ricardo Montalban was the man on 'Baby It's Cold Outside' the song would have been a lot shorter.

'Baby it's -'
'Cut the crap Ricardo *strips*'

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 04, 2018 11:27 PM (ykYG2)

296 Hey everybody.

Dinner tonight...

https://tinyurl.com/y7wjh97x

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 04, 2018 11:27 PM (miE9U)

297 234 Posted by: Nurse ratched

Have you found a penis yet?
Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 04, 2018 11:05 PM (f1Vqw)

This is why he is known as the 'Cyrano of the AOSHQ', people.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 04, 2018 11:28 PM (cYHwj)

298 We weren't meant to be vegans. We lack the infrastructure that cows, rabbits and horses have to digest cellulose. We need certain vitamins, like B-vitamins that come primarily from animal sources. We can't be herbivores.

As to the moral issue, it's all bullshit. Vegans have no problem with animals being killed by other animals. Therefore animals are not morally significant in the same way that humans are. They only seem to care about animal deaths when humans are responsible for them, as in livestock.

But this is obviously ridiculous. I offer the analogy, what if someone were concerned about murder when committed against red haired men, but didn't care about murder committed against brown haired men. You might conclude that such a person was faking it when they claimed to care about murder at all. You might think that they just hated brown haired men and had no serious ethical stance. That's how I feel about vegans. This is just a stupid, self contradictory expression of hatred against humans, not an expression of a love of animals.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 04, 2018 11:30 PM (/qEW2)

299 Good start! I just now realizing: It's hard to come up with an original idiom...
Posted by: Average Guy at December 04, 2018 10:58 PM (LMcFk)


As cuddly as a cat that doesn't want to be hugged.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 04, 2018 11:30 PM (mUa7G)

300 He pled guilty to lying about contacting a Russian on Trump's behalf, but it really sounds like it was a big fat nothing.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis
------

Not sure that's correct, the 'on Trump's behalf' part.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 04, 2018 11:30 PM (w54mS)

301 Anybody gonna go see "Mary Poppins Returns?"

I checked it out. Dick "I shoulda saved more for my retirement" Van Dyke makes a cameo.

Pluses: it contains no swear words whatsoever, and no violence. Minuses: the plot features Mary becoming a Mean Girl on Twitter and getting herself addicted to online gay pron. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 04, 2018 11:31 PM (miE9U)

302 Posted by: qdpsteve at December 04, 2018 11:27 PM (miE9U)

===

Honestly I was expecting a Big Mac.

But that looks very tasty.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 04, 2018 11:31 PM (EZebt)

303 SanFran, thanks :-)
I'm getting better at fixing these things medium...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 04, 2018 11:32 PM (miE9U)

304 248 Wait...

So you guys are telling me there's no Santa?
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 04, 2018 11:10 PM (5aX2M)



The elves could take no more of Santa's tyrannical rule. Both Mr. and Mrs. Clause were executed and there bodies thrown into the sea. The ring leaders of this coup were the former exiles on the Island of Misfit Toys.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 04, 2018 11:33 PM (/ko85)

305 Vegans are just confused. Wrong and confused.

Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at December 04, 2018 11:33 PM (0OmEj)

306 I don't grant vegan scum the credit of having a sincere moral motivation. They are hypocritical scum.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 04, 2018 11:34 PM (/qEW2)

307 284 What is it that Flynn is supposed to have done?
Posted by: eleven at December 04, 2018 11:20 PM (NLLmE)
---
He pled guilty to lying about contacting a Russian on Trump's behalf, but it really sounds like it was a big fat nothing.

======

who knows. He "lied" about stuff only no one thought it was a lie until Mueller decided to squeeze him.

And then he spent a few million dollars on lawyer to avoid about a week in jail.

you know, if I was in that position in my life, I'd save my nest egg and tell mueller "I'll see you in court"

seems legit.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 04, 2018 11:34 PM (7J5t2)

308 304: Claus, not Clause.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 04, 2018 11:34 PM (/ko85)

309 Vegans are just confused. Wrong and confused.
Posted by: Usntakim
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Lack of protein.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 04, 2018 11:34 PM (w54mS)

310 Usntakim, what about Las Vegans?

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 04, 2018 11:34 PM (miE9U)

311 The elves could take no more of Santa's tyrannical rule. Both Mr. and Mrs. Clause were executed

-------

Nicolae and Elena Clausescu.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 04, 2018 11:34 PM (5aX2M)

312 Posted by: rickl at December 04, 2018 11:23 PM (sdi6R)

Thats a pretty good set list

Its better than when I saw him 3? years ago.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2018 11:35 PM (aA3+G)

313 300 He pled guilty to lying about contacting a Russian on Trump's behalf, but it really sounds like it was a big fat nothing.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis
------

Not sure that's correct, the 'on Trump's behalf' part.

==========

remember, it's specifically against the law for trump to ever talk to a russian.

seriosuly, the incoming NSA talked to a rooskie about stuff as one does. This is after the election when the transition was taking place.

what a sad stupid shit show meuller made.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 04, 2018 11:35 PM (7J5t2)

314 We did the Santa thing for awhile.

Never did the Easter bunny crap though.

I could stand a ravishing from a nice bearded guy.....

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 04, 2018 11:36 PM (PkVlr)

315 Yud, and all the kids got coal for being mere cogs in the imperialist running dog capitalist regime :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 04, 2018 11:36 PM (miE9U)

316 if your kid hasn't done the math by sixth grade . . .



*******


Santa leaves the North Pole at noon on Christmas Eve, traveling at 100 mph. At the same time, an esastbound train leaves San Francisco at 120 MPH...

Posted by: Muldoon at December 04, 2018 11:37 PM (m45I2)

317 What's this about no Santana?

Did he die or something?

Helluva guitar player, he was.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at December 04, 2018 11:38 PM (S6Pax)

318 Lost vegans are lost confused and wrong....

Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at December 04, 2018 11:38 PM (0OmEj)

319 >> Nope. All this talk about chasing and ravishing and
>>flirting and spanking is getting me flustered though

Well, I'd be glad to help, but if I did, her Grace would go Lorena Bobbit -- if I was lucky.

If I find a spare one, I'll let you know.


Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 04, 2018 11:38 PM (f1Vqw)

320 Santa leaves the North Pole at noon on Christmas Eve, traveling at 100 mph. At the same time, an esastbound train leaves San Francisco at 120 MPH...
Posted by: Muldoon at December 04, 2018 11:37 PM (m45I2)


Meanwhile in Amarillo, TX, Grandma gets run over by a reindeer...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 04, 2018 11:38 PM (miE9U)

321 Yud, and all the kids got coal for being mere cogs in the imperialist running dog capitalist regime :-P
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 04, 2018 11:36 PM (miE9U)

----

Old Saint Nicolae knows whose been naughty, because he has your whole house wired for sound...

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 04, 2018 11:39 PM (5aX2M)

322 I could stand a ravishing from a nice bearded guy.....

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 04, 2018 11:36 PM



Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 04, 2018 11:39 PM (CLcKT)

323 314 We did the Santa thing for awhile.

Never did the Easter bunny crap though.

I could stand a ravishing from a nice bearded guy.....
Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 04, 2018 11:36 PM (PkVlr)

Is that so?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 04, 2018 11:40 PM (NWiLs)

324 Nurse ratched at D



have you always been nurse ratched? at the hq.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 04, 2018 11:40 PM (MTjB1)

325 I'll go bearded when I convert to Islam. (Don't wait up.)

I'm growing the hair on my head out quite nicely though. It's starting to look 70s.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 04, 2018 11:42 PM (ykYG2)

326 The ravishing was okay, Santa. For next year could you bring me something bigger though?

Posted by: Just The Punchline at December 04, 2018 11:42 PM (QLvwG)

327 Been watching the Mike Rowe "Returning the Favor" show episodes. If you need a boost, and don't mind a dusty room effect, they are pretty damn cool.

This time of year and lack of job status, I definitely need a boost. Search them on Hooktube or FaceDesk.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 04, 2018 11:42 PM (ffYR/)

328 So, seven billion people on Earth, say an average of 4.3 people per houselhold, let's just call it an even 1 billion households Santa has to visit in one night. Has to park the sleigh on the roof, shimmy down the chimney, leave some presents, down some cookies and milk. Minimum of 7 minutes per household. Add in a bathroom break for say 5 minutes every hour, that means it would take him 7,483 years to complete one circuit.

Yeah, I did the math in second grade.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 04, 2018 11:42 PM (m45I2)

329 Rudolph: "which direction are we headed off to this year, Santa?"

Santa: "I think we'll try going south this year."

"Idiot."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 04, 2018 11:42 PM (w6gzE)

330 Let the ravishing commence.

Posted by: Smaug at December 04, 2018 11:43 PM (iF4iV)

331 I could stand a ravishing from a nice bearded guy.....

Posted by: Nurse ratched


Baby, it's cold outside...

Posted by: Nail Dat Ass Tyson at December 04, 2018 11:43 PM (Y9zp1)

332 SanFran, thanks :-)
I'm getting better at fixing these things medium...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 04, 2018 11:32 PM (miE9U)


I know someone who'd want that served with a straw. Because she's not a vegan but a bloodthirsty, concealed-carrying wench.

Posted by: RickZ at December 04, 2018 11:43 PM (Y8PSl)

333 RickZ, sounds like my kinda gal :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 04, 2018 11:44 PM (miE9U)

334 Meanwhile in Amarillo, TX, Grandma gets run over by a reindeer...


That was a revenge killing. Reindeer have long memories. Grandma went against the Family. Never go against the Family.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 04, 2018 11:44 PM (/ko85)

335 Santa knows where all the bad girls live.

Posted by: Just The Punchline at December 04, 2018 11:44 PM (QLvwG)

336 The ellipses I'm so fond of using... They're actually my beard!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 04, 2018 11:44 PM (CLcKT)

337 If I find a spare one, I'll let you know.


Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 04, 2018 11:38 PM (f1Vqw)

Spare, nothing! It's all mine.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 04, 2018 11:45 PM (NMAzL)

338 mum of 7 minutes per household. Add in a bathroom break for say 5 minutes every hour, that means it would take him 7,483 years to complete one circuit.

Yeah, I did the math in second grade.
Posted by: Muldoon at December 04, 2018 11:42 PM (m45I2)

..........

You neglect timey wimey effects.

Posted by: Smaug at December 04, 2018 11:45 PM (iF4iV)

339
Her Majesty and I got the car loaded for her trip to shows in Dallas and Orlando. We are still married.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 04, 2018 11:45 PM (LsBY9)

340 Puddleglum, I hear Rudolph's nose can zap 6000 volts :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 04, 2018 11:45 PM (miE9U)

341 312 Posted by: rickl at December 04, 2018 11:23 PM (sdi6R)

Thats a pretty good set list

Its better than when I saw him 3? years ago.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2018 11:35 PM (aA3+G)


I thought it was kind of sedate for the most part, but "Thunder on the Mountain" sounded like the Ventures' "Wipe Out", which was kind of interesting.

I think he completely rewrote the lyrics to "Gotta Serve Somebody". I couldn't make out much, but I caught a snippet:

You might be on the wagon
You might be on a roll


Which were definitely not part of the original lyrics. And that song was hard rocking as hell. It was the finale before the encore.

Posted by: rickl at December 04, 2018 11:46 PM (sdi6R)

342 Santa travels a light speed. Everyone knows that.

So relatively speaking the train is traveling at 0 miles per hour.

Posted by: eleven at December 04, 2018 11:46 PM (NLLmE)

343 Santa travels a light speed. Everyone knows that.


********


Have you seen that fat f**ker? He couldn't make it from here to the kitchen in under 15 minutes.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 04, 2018 11:47 PM (m45I2)

344 My "elves" are everywhere... watching, waiting. They all move at once. That's how it works.

Posted by: Nicolae Clausescu at December 04, 2018 11:48 PM (5aX2M)

345 well, the thing about santa visiting everyone's house is nonsense. first of all it is Christians only. Then only european Christians or Christians of european descent. when you get right down it it it is really only white northern european Christians or whites of northern european Christians in the United states. scandinavians not included.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 04, 2018 11:49 PM (MTjB1)

346 Made cookies and dinner for poorly-behaved five and eight-year-olds.

...and I go to bed without dinner.

WHAT HAPPENED?!?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 04, 2018 11:49 PM (Ckg4U)

347 RickZ, sounds like my kinda gal :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 04, 2018 11:44 PM (miE9U)


I may be wrong about the wench part. She's also married.

Posted by: RickZ at December 04, 2018 11:50 PM (Y8PSl)

348 Elves have left the building.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 04, 2018 11:50 PM (m45I2)

349 Miley, there's not a snowball's chance in help I'd mess with y'all. Not even in jest


And I have always been nurse ratched. I've only been around here for a few months. Y'all are an amazing group of weirdos. Saved my sanity and my sense of humor. Thank y'all for being you

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 04, 2018 11:50 PM (PkVlr)

350 Posted by: rickl at December 04, 2018 11:46 PM (sdi6R)

Does he still have his backing band? They were awfully good when I saw him in Minneapolis. One guy played 3-4 different string instruments. Damn fine

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2018 11:51 PM (aA3+G)

351 Slap, last night from 630 to 730 I took a spin class at a nearby gym.

When I got home, I went to lay down. Next thing I know, it's 3:40am.

This morning I was so hungry, I said fcuk it and got myself an Ultimate Cheesburger for breakfast. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 04, 2018 11:51 PM (miE9U)

352 They were awfully good when I saw him in Minneapolis.


*******


For a minute there I thought you were talking about Dylan Thomas.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 04, 2018 11:52 PM (m45I2)

353 I think the trick is merely believing santa just visits you and couple of your closer friends and family

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 04, 2018 11:52 PM (7J5t2)

354

OK Hordelings, it's Bedtime for Bonzo.

Y'all try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 04, 2018 11:53 PM (HaL55)

355 Thank y'all for being you
Posted by: Nurse ratched


Y'all? Just how South Seattle are you?

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 04, 2018 11:53 PM (LOq4H)

356 "Slap, last night from 630 to 730 I took a spin class at a nearby gym.
When I got home, I went to lay down. Next thing I know, it's 3:40am.
This morning I was so hungry, I said fcuk it and got myself an Ultimate Cheesburger for breakfast. :-P
"
-Posted by: qdpsteve at December 04, 2018 11:51 PM (miE9U)

Wish I could just go out for a burger. The low-sodium diet won't allow for it. ...and I'm out of chicken breasts or I'd have just made a really cool salad.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 04, 2018 11:53 PM (Ckg4U)

357 My parents were resourceful. When I asked how Santa can possibly carry so many toys, they said that toy stores are left open all Christmas Eve so Santa can restock from time to time. Not kidding!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 04, 2018 11:53 PM (miE9U)

358 G'Night, Backwards Boy.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 04, 2018 11:54 PM (Ckg4U)

359 Elves have left the building.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 04, 2018 11:50 PM (m45I2)


Bastard are always going on strike around this time. Elven unions are as bad as those gub'mint unions.

Posted by: RickZ at December 04, 2018 11:54 PM (Y8PSl)

360 Slap, you would think a salt substitute could be invented that would actually taste exactly the same and not be as unhealthy.

I can understand that sugar substitutes are tricky, but salt??

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 04, 2018 11:54 PM (miE9U)

361 Thank y'all for being you
Posted by: Nurse ratched


Y'all? Just how South Seattle are you?
Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 04, 2018 11:53 PM (LOq4H)

Weren't parts of WA settled by Southerners during the 1870-1880s?

Posted by: Surfperch at December 04, 2018 11:55 PM (tYPH9)

362

Dove, the Band of Love - "Gotta Serve Somebody"

https://youtu.be/WVgludGcI5I

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 04, 2018 11:56 PM (aKsyK)

363 Rat, I grew up in Dallas.

Maybe that's why I like men who act like men and not like women

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 04, 2018 11:56 PM (PkVlr)

364 "Slap, you would think a salt substitute could be invented that would actually taste exactly the same and not be as unhealthy.
I can understand that sugar substitutes are tricky, but salt??
"
-Posted by: qdpsteve at December 04, 2018 11:54 PM (miE9U)

They're all about 75%+ sodium, anyway. They're not much help.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 04, 2018 11:56 PM (Ckg4U)

365 Weren't parts of WA settled by Southerners during the 1870-1880s?
Posted by: Surfperch

I believe you are correct.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 04, 2018 11:57 PM (LOq4H)

366 Brad Raffensperger (R) is the new Sec State of Georgia.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 04, 2018 11:57 PM (V9ATq)

367 Nurse ratched, really?
How did you like the evening soap Dallas ("Who Shot J.R.???") when it was on? I've read actual Dallas residents thought the show was a hoot and a half...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 04, 2018 11:57 PM (miE9U)

368 Bastard are always going on strike around this time. Elven unions are as bad as those gub'mint unions.
Posted by: RickZ at December 04, 2018 11:54 PM (Y8PSl)

-------

We Never Sleep

Posted by: North Pole Pinkertons at December 04, 2018 11:58 PM (5aX2M)

369 The only place I'm really going to miss salt is on fries, really. I just have nothing that I can make for dinner after Dad ate mine.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 04, 2018 11:58 PM (Ckg4U)

370 Y'all? Just how South Seattle are you?

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 04, 2018 11:53 PM (LOq4H)



Weren't parts of WA settled by Southerners during the 1870-1880s?

Posted by: Surfperch at December 04, 2018 11:55 PM (tYPH9)

I think Texas used to stretch up that far at one time.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 04, 2018 11:58 PM (QLvwG)

371 ...We did the Santa thing for awhile.

Never did the Easter bunny crap though.

I could stand a ravishing from a nice bearded guy.....

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 04, 2018 11:36 PM (PkVlr)




Y'know, you just *might* wanna re-consider your thinking on this?

I mean, there's this certain thing that Bunnies are kinda known for, if ya catch my drift?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 04, 2018 11:58 PM (QzJWU)

372 @BNONews 12 seconds ago

BREAKING: New Caledonia issues tsunami warning, urges people to evacuate coastal areas immediately

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 04, 2018 11:59 PM (7TCRf)

373 Viva Lost Vegans!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 04, 2018 11:59 PM (0bu2O)

374 They're all about 75%+ sodium, anyway. They're not much help.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 04, 2018 11:56 PM (Ckg4U)

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

Does sea salt have much sodium? Highly recommended if not.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 04, 2018 11:59 PM (ffYR/)

375 363 Rat, I grew up in Dallas.

Maybe that's why I like men who act like men and not like women

I think there are like 6 people in the state from the state.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 04, 2018 11:59 PM (LOq4H)

376 RickZ, be careful, the walls have tiny ears. The hamsters that keep this place up and running have been whispering about a union for years.

Last time, we were able to pull out the ol' wet-dry vac and make the union leaders/agitators 'disappear.' Next time it might not be so easy...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 04, 2018 11:59 PM (miE9U)

377 Slap, the low sodium thing is hard because we get so accustomed to a certain level of saltiness in our food. Your tastebuds will adjust to a lower salt level.

Throw your own burgers on the grill!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 05, 2018 12:00 AM (PkVlr)

378 BREAKING: New Caledonia issues tsunami warning, urges people to evacuate coastal areas immediately

Good precaution after a 7.5.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 05, 2018 12:00 AM (0bu2O)

379 Brad Raffensperger (R) is the new Sec State of Georgia.
Posted by: Braenyard at December 04, 2018 11:57 PM (V9ATq)

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE THE NAME BRAD RAFFENSPERGER SOUNDS A LOT LIKE MY NAME, BEN ROETHLISBERGER.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at December 05, 2018 12:00 AM (tYPH9)

380

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE MY NAME IS SIMILAR TO A FOOTBALL PLAYER.

Posted by: Brad Raffensperger at December 05, 2018 12:00 AM (aKsyK)

381 Who's that now? Brad Waffleburger?

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2018 12:01 AM (miE9U)

382 New Caledonia, just north-northeast of Australia, yes? (too lazy to Google Map right now)

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 05, 2018 12:01 AM (SN4NF)

383 "Does sea salt have much sodium? Highly recommended if not."
-Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 04, 2018 11:59 PM (ffYR/)

They're both about 40% sodium. I don't miss the salt, I miss my dinner.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 12:01 AM (Ckg4U)

384 I asked before, so apologies but...
isn't sodium and/or salt a big ingredient in MSG?

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2018 12:02 AM (miE9U)

385 "Bastard are always going on strike around this time. Elven unions are as bad as those gub'mint unions.

Posted by: RickZ"
P.E.T.C.O.
Professional Elves Toy + Craft Organization.
"We've got one ugly elf riot here Dan."
Points for first person that tells me what that's from.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 05, 2018 12:02 AM (DjIXP)

386 Have you seen that fat f**ker? He couldn't make it from here to the kitchen in under 15 minutes.
Posted by: Muldoon
---------

*hmm. I'm gonna need an extra load of sticks and coal this year*

Posted by: Santa at December 05, 2018 12:02 AM (YvUf/)

387

New Caledonia, just north-northeast of Babylonia

Posted by: King Tut at December 05, 2018 12:02 AM (aKsyK)

388 MSG is a good salt substitute -- 40% less sodium and no chloride whatsoever...

And it's got umami!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 05, 2018 12:02 AM (CLcKT)

389 @BNONews 12 seconds ago



BREAKING: New Caledonia issues tsunami warning, urges people to evacuate coastal areas immediately

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 04, 2018 11:59 PM (7TCRf)

Elroy, what's McHale up to this time?

Posted by: Captain Binghamton at December 05, 2018 12:03 AM (QLvwG)

390 I wish I could get some leftist billionaire would give me some money. I hate being underwater, and the phone calls are piling up. Good god.
Sorry.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 05, 2018 12:03 AM (l9m7l)

391 379 Brad Raffensperger (R) is the new Sec State of Georgia.
Posted by: Braenyard at December 04, 2018 11:57 PM (V9ATq)

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE THE NAME BRAD RAFFENSPERGER SOUNDS A LOT LIKE MY NAME, BEN ROETHLISBERGER.
Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at December 05, 2018 12:00 AM (tYPH9)

380

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE MY NAME IS SIMILAR TO A FOOTBALL PLAYER.
Posted by: Brad Raffensperger at December 05, 2018 12:00 AM (aKsyK)

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE WE BOTH TALKED ABOUT HOW SIMILAR OUR NAMES ARE AT THE SAME TIME.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at December 05, 2018 12:03 AM (tYPH9)

392 BREAKING: New Caledonia issues tsunami warning, urges people to evacuate coastal areas immediately

Good precaution after a 7.5.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned


Bah, they're just jittery after what happened to Old Caledonia.

Posted by: mikeski at December 05, 2018 12:03 AM (P1f+c)

393 Baby it's cold Winter date rape song > Santa Baby Christmas 'Ho song

Posted by: Hawkpilot at December 05, 2018 12:03 AM (KCxuz)

394 "Throw your own burgers on the grill!"
-Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 05, 2018 12:00 AM (PkVlr)

I did that tonight. Cast iron skillet. Perfection.

The other burgers had bacon on them, cooked in bacon grease.

...guess which ones Dad ate?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 12:03 AM (Ckg4U)

395 Jessica Jaymes and Kourtney Kane always made the best Santa helpers. Somethinng about fit, tan, brunettes in red.

Posted by: Palp Pilled at December 05, 2018 12:03 AM (rwVFm)

396 Brad Raffensperger (R) is the new Sec State of Georgia.
Posted by: Braenyard
---------

Only because of voter suppression!

Posted by: Georgia Democrats at December 05, 2018 12:04 AM (YvUf/)

397 Forecasting a potential 18" snowfall here this weekend. Which will mean everybody will totally panic.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 05, 2018 12:04 AM (DjIXP)

398 Points for first person that tells me what that's from.
Posted by: AshevilleRober

The Godfather?

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 05, 2018 12:04 AM (LOq4H)

399 Qdpsteve,
I didn't watch much tv. I.was in the gym 7 days a week.

And NO, I cannot still do the splits.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 05, 2018 12:04 AM (PkVlr)

400 @289 Verizon is already quietly advertising 5G Home service at $50/mo for existing wireless customers.
----------------

They're advertising, but no one's quite sure which areas are getting coverage right now. Don't get me wrong. Verizon is expanding its 5G coverage as quickly as it can. But I did some checking back when the service was rolled out. But back in October (when it was rolled out) after entering a bunch of addresses into the website form that would tell you if you could use the service or not, no one could figure out where exactly in Los Angeles you could actually get the 5G service that Verizon was offering. In short, the fact that you live in one of the cities where Verizon is providing 5G network access doesn't actually mean that your residence can get 5G network right now. In fact, chances are that it can't even if you live in one of those cities.

Now it should again be noted that Verizon is expanding their coverage as quickly as possible. But AT and T is also planning on rolling out their coverage early next year. So I don't know how big of an advantage Verizon will have. That particularly applies since - with one exception - I believe the two companies are rolling out in different cities. So for the most part they won't be directly competing with each other at first.

The exception is that I believe both companies plan to provide coverage to Los Angeles before the end of 2019, though I think AT and T's coverage will be introduced a bit later in the year than their initial first wave of rollouts (as noted above, Verizon made LA part of their initial rollout).

Posted by: junior at December 05, 2018 12:04 AM (Fp6vo)

401 Brad Raffensperger (R) is the new Sec State of Georgia.


*******


The Republic is saved!!!!!!

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 12:04 AM (m45I2)

402 Asheville, come on down to SoCal ;-)

2 inches of rain and everything in Malibu slides right into the Pacific...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2018 12:05 AM (miE9U)

403 Bah, they're just jittery after what happened to Old Caledonia.

The weather or the sheep shagging?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 05, 2018 12:05 AM (0bu2O)

404 It isn't about the salt tonight. I've got workarounds, anyway. I'm going to bed without dinner.

...that's the problem.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 12:05 AM (Ckg4U)

405 Verizon IMHO has always had the best cellular networks. Maybe because from what I've heard they also pay for a lot of the R&D and implementation.

But YES, they charge through the nose for access to it all.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2018 12:06 AM (miE9U)

406 New Caledonia, just north-northeast of Babylonia


*******


Summertime home of Ruby Begonia.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 12:06 AM (m45I2)

407

Burgers on the grill

https://youtu.be/HdQEAeBa7nw

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2018 12:06 AM (aKsyK)

408 Forecasting a potential 18" snowfall here this weekend. Which will mean everybody will totally panic.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert
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*throws 'Bah!' flag*

Gonna be too warm during the day for any accumulation.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, flipping the weather coin at December 05, 2018 12:07 AM (HTHlp)

409 "Asheville, come on down to SoCal ;-)



2 inches of rain and everything in Malibu slides right into the Pacific...

Posted by: qdpsteve"

I'm not kidding. I've visited L.A. several times for business and once for vacation. It's rained every single time.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 05, 2018 12:07 AM (DjIXP)

410 "Does sea salt have much sodium? Highly recommended if not."
-Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 04, 2018 11:59 PM (ffYR/)

They're both about 40% sodium. I don't miss the salt, I miss my dinner.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 12:01 AM (Ckg4U)

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Sorry Slap. Sounds like you need to guard the kitchen from your Dad. Not cool. If I could slide something througb USB, would do.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 05, 2018 12:07 AM (ffYR/)

411 Oh, I see. It's due east of Australia. In my mind New Caledonia was closer to the Solomons for some reason.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 05, 2018 12:07 AM (SN4NF)

412 Were you a bad weasel?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 05, 2018 12:07 AM (PkVlr)

413 I asked before, so apologies but...

isn't sodium and/or salt a big ingredient in MSG?

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2018 12:02 AM


Just sodium and glutamic acid...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 05, 2018 12:08 AM (CLcKT)

414 "Sorry Slap. Sounds like you need to guard the kitchen from your Dad. Not cool. If I could slide something througb USB, would do."
-Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 05, 2018 12:07 AM (ffYR/)

Thanks, Brother.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 12:08 AM (Ckg4U)

415 Asheville, LOL.

It's come to the point here, don't like the weather? Just wait 20 minutes...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2018 12:08 AM (miE9U)

416 "Gonna be too warm during the day for any accumulation.

Posted by: Mike Hammer"

I didn't say it was gonna happen, I just said everyone will panic because of the forecast.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 05, 2018 12:08 AM (DjIXP)

417 I think Texas used to stretch up that far at one time.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 04, 2018 11:58 PM (QLvwG)


At one time, thanks to a Charter from Queen Elizabeth I, Virginia stretched from the east coast to the Mississippi and beyond.

Virginians are American by birth, Southerners by the grace of God.

Posted by: RickZ at December 05, 2018 12:09 AM (Y8PSl)

418 A'ville Robt - We haven't discussed the loss of our Chief of Police. Regular revolving door the City Council has rigged up down there. It's as if...as if they're more concerned about appearance of PC rather than competence.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, flipping the weather coin at December 05, 2018 12:09 AM (HTHlp)

419
I wonder if anyone has done any Star Trek physics fancy on just how Santa Claus manages to deliver to a few hundred million children the world over in 24 hours or less.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 05, 2018 12:09 AM (f1Vqw)

420 Zettai, what is glutamic acid?

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2018 12:09 AM (miE9U)

421 "Were you a bad weasel?"
-Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 05, 2018 12:07 AM (PkVlr)

-A Slapweasel is not a weasel.

-See post #346.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 12:10 AM (Ckg4U)

422 350
Does he still have his backing band? They were awfully good when I saw him in Minneapolis. One guy played 3-4 different string instruments. Damn fine
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2018 11:51 PM (aA3+G)


He has had that same backing band for nearly 20-something years now. Although this time he had only one guitarist, who I assume is Charlie Sexton, although my eyesight is not good enough to say for sure.

Bass: Tony Guanier
Drums: George Receli
Various instruments: Donnie Herron

For several years he also had Stu Kimball on guitar, but he wasn't there on Monday.

This is the best live band he's ever had. They've also played on several of his recent albums including the ones featuring old standards instead of Dylan originals. Those guys can play anything.

Posted by: rickl at December 05, 2018 12:10 AM (sdi6R)

423 You're a good son for taking care of your folks, slap.

Mine are both dead, so I never had the opportunity to give back to them. Try not to make yourself nuts and remember to laugh

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 05, 2018 12:10 AM (PkVlr)

424 @419 I wonder if anyone has done any Star Trek physics fancy on just how Santa Claus manages to deliver to a few hundred million children the world over in 24 hours or less. -
-------------------

Ask NORAD. They track him on radar on Christmas Eve.

Posted by: junior at December 05, 2018 12:11 AM (Fp6vo)

425 Hey Hammer, I was going to go to that public meeting about the new road design to tell them that they were all insane, but my wife got sick so I couldn't go. They are going to royally F it up if they use that design for patton avenue.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 05, 2018 12:11 AM (DjIXP)

426 Evenin Horde of Fuckin AWESOME,

Quick note.....

I ABSOLUTELY Love El S's embrace of the "FUCK"....

"Hobo Fuck-pile, Fucking Dummy, e-fuckin-tc..."....

As an Acolyte of The Fuck, I rejoice when the most demonstrative 4 letters in the English language is used with such flourish and aplomb.

H/ T, Plus 1 El S.

AoS is a fuckin Haven of Sanity. Thanks to all that make this place possible. We need it in times like this....

As always, All The BEST to All the Ron's an Ette's.......
As always, Y'ALL DESERVE IT!

Posted by: Hillbillyking at December 05, 2018 12:11 AM (rtNJz)

427 I didn't say it was gonna happen, I just said everyone will panic because of the forecast.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert
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Well, sure. I mean 1" of snow forecast would do that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, flipping the weather coin at December 05, 2018 12:11 AM (HTHlp)

428 419
I wonder if anyone has done any Star Trek physics fancy on just how Santa Claus manages to deliver to a few hundred million children the world over in 24 hours or less.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus

He can "freeze" time. Duh.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 05, 2018 12:12 AM (LOq4H)

429 "A'ville Robt - We haven't discussed the loss of our
Chief of Police. Regular revolving door the City Council has rigged up
down there. It's as if...as if they're more concerned about appearance
of PC rather than competence.

Posted by: Mike Hammer"

I fully expect the next one to be a tranny muslim, or the like.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 05, 2018 12:12 AM (DjIXP)

430 Nobody could weave a fuck like David Mamet. Dude could make that word Shakespearean.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 05, 2018 12:13 AM (SN4NF)

431 If I could freeze time in a bottle...

Posted by: Vulcan Jim Croce at December 05, 2018 12:13 AM (miE9U)

432 It's come to the point here, don't like the weather? Just wait 20 minutes...
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2018 12:08 AM (miE9U)

Lucky you!

Posted by: Surfperch, in the midst of a week long stretch of rain and gloom at December 05, 2018 12:13 AM (tYPH9)

433 He can "freeze" time. Duh.


********

In that case, just give him a freakin' magic wand, he won't even have to leave his Laz-E-Boy. Abra-frickin'-cadabra

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 12:13 AM (m45I2)

434 Hey Hammer, I was going to go to that public meeting about the new road design to tell them that they were all insane, but my wife got sick so I couldn't go. They are going to royally F it up if they use that design for patton avenue.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert
--------

Looking at the 'maps' in the A C-T, I couldn't make heads or tails out of it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, flipping the weather coin at December 05, 2018 12:14 AM (U7Mh9)

435 We had joy, we had fun,
we had seasons on Orb 41...

Posted by: Vulcan Terry Jacks at December 05, 2018 12:14 AM (miE9U)

436 397 Forecasting a potential 18" snowfall here this weekend. Which will mean everybody will totally panic.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 05, 2018 12:04 AM (DjIXP)


The dog, the atv w/plow and I should come down. Sounds like fun

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2018 12:14 AM (aA3+G)

437
If I could freeze time in a bottle...

...then I'd have a bottle of thyme.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2018 12:14 AM (aKsyK)

438 Miley, there's not a snowball's chance in help I'd mess with y'all. Not even in jest


And I have always been nurse ratched. I've only been around here for a few months. Y'all are an amazing group of weirdos. Saved my sanity and my sense of humor. Thank y'all for being you
Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 04, 2018 11:50 PM (PkVlr)

You're a kindred spirit, m'am.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 05, 2018 12:14 AM (NMAzL)

439 Interesting article linked at Instapundit about George HW Bush and the over fetishization of the presidency and presidents.

https://tinyurl.com/y8s5flqk

I agree in theory and principle.

However on the other hand, I think of the death of Reagan meant to me, or what I imagine the death of say Washington or Lincoln must have been like and I wonder: Perhaps not for old HW, but there are Men we should hold up as models, as singularly meaningful and great.

There are times when things should grind to a halt, not because these Men were presidents, but because they were good, absolutely vital men who should be honored and revered at their passing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2018 12:14 AM (cYHwj)

440 {{{Slap}}}!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 05, 2018 12:15 AM (NMAzL)

441 Many things can be explained away to the youngsters by simply using the term "Magic".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 12:15 AM (Ckg4U)

442 {{{Miley!!!}}}

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 12:15 AM (Ckg4U)

443 The last guy who messed with Miley ended up roomin' with Jimmy Hoffa, IYKWIM...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2018 12:16 AM (miE9U)

444 Trailer for the BBC's upcoming Watership Down production.

https://tinyurl.com/ybzyhtkr

Cautiously optimistic. We'll see.

Posted by: junior at December 05, 2018 12:16 AM (Fp6vo)

445 Definitely not John McCain.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2018 12:16 AM (cYHwj)

446 Slap, yup.

Then when they're teenagers you can tell 'em Arthur C Clarke's famous quote that any technology, sufficiently advanced, is indistinguishable from magic.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2018 12:16 AM (miE9U)

447 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Never_Ending_Tour

Over the years, many artists have been special guests at shows, playing songs with Dylan & his Band. Artists include Phil Lesh, Jack White, Paul Simon, Ronnie Wood, Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Norah Jones, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Jimmie Vaughan, Carl Perkins, Elvis Costello, Amos Lee, Patti Smith, Van Morrison, Warren Haynes, Al Kooper, Jorma Kaukonen, Paul James, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Dave Stewart, Chrissie Hynde, Nils Lofgren, Dave Matthews, Susan Tedeschi, Dave Alvin, Chuck Loeb, Dickey Betts, Bob Weir, Ian Moore, Roger McGuinn, César Díaz, Boyd Tinsley, LeRoi Moore, Doug Sahm, Aimee Mann, Liz Souissi, Ray Benson, Leon Russell, Lukas Nelson, Carlos Santana and Mark Knopfler.

That's quite a list of "special guests".

Posted by: rickl at December 05, 2018 12:17 AM (sdi6R)

448 Posted by: rickl at December 05, 2018 12:10 AM (sdi6R)

Appreciate the bio info Rickl. Thanks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2018 12:17 AM (aA3+G)

449 have always been nurse ratched. I've only been around here for a few months.


Posted by: Nurse ratched at D




just asking

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 12:17 AM (MTjB1)

450 Zettai, what is glutamic acid?

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2018 12:09 AM


Glutamic acid is the most common excitatory neurotransmitter in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM!!1!11!

According to Go Ogle...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 05, 2018 12:17 AM (CLcKT)

451 A'ville Robt - Also, NC made Ingram show tonight. The 'harvesting' of absentee ballots in Bladen county.

Also, I'm amused that the new Sheriff is investigating the arson of one of his opponents business.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, flipping the weather coin at December 05, 2018 12:17 AM (U7Mh9)

452 "Looking at the 'maps' in the A C-T, I couldn't make heads or tails out of it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,"
It works better if you download the PDF files and then zoom in.
They are insane to think that they can funnel all of 240 west down a single lane ramp, merge with the traffic coming off I-26, and bring them up a single lane ramp to a stoplight to turn right onto Patton. Going east it's even worse because you'll have 3 lanes of Patton all trying to get into 1 lane to turn left at a light to get onto I-240 Eastbound. Madness.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 05, 2018 12:18 AM (DjIXP)

453 Can't say that any president's death affected me one way or the other.

*shrugs*

Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 12:18 AM (MRWHf)

454 Zettai, so it's crystal meth? Got it... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2018 12:18 AM (miE9U)

455 I wonder if anyone has done any Star Trek physics fancy on just how Santa Claus manages to deliver to a few hundred million children the world over in 24 hours or less.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 05, 2018 12:09 AM (f1Vqw)

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

You have described the moment when kids realize Santa cannot possibly be real. As the oldest of four, when I was 7 I asked my Dad if he had to pay Santa because all gifts had names like Mattel and Hasbro on them.

He had just gotten home from a Christmas party and was pretty well lit. He said "Hell yeah, I do!". Game over,

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 05, 2018 12:18 AM (ffYR/)

456 Hey Slap.....

Slaptacular dot C O M has potential......just saying.

All the Best Bro.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at December 05, 2018 12:19 AM (rtNJz)

457 Trailer for the BBC's upcoming Watership Down production.

https://tinyurl.com/ybzyhtkr
--------

I'll not go haring after that link.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, flipping the weather coin at December 05, 2018 12:19 AM (U7Mh9)

458 "Also, NC made Ingram show tonight. The 'harvesting' of absentee ballots in Bladen county.



Also, I'm amused that the new Sheriff is investigating the arson of one of his opponents business.

Posted by: Mike Hammer"
I had that on the TV earlier.
And I'm sure that new sheriff will get right on it.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 05, 2018 12:19 AM (DjIXP)

459 In the next room, my mom is watching TV.

Adam Sandler just finished doing his Hannukah song.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2018 12:19 AM (miE9U)

460 You have described the moment when kids realize Santa cannot possibly be real. As the oldest of four, when I was 7 I asked my Dad if he had to pay Santa because all gifts had names like Mattel and Hasbro on them.

He had just gotten home from a Christmas party and was pretty well lit. He said "Hell yeah, I do!". Game over,
Posted by: Calm Mentor at D



licensing.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 12:19 AM (MTjB1)

461 453 Can't say that any president's death affected me one way or the other.

*shrugs*
Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 12:18 AM (MRWHf)

Your mileage may vary. I have been called a sentimental sob more than once.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2018 12:19 AM (cYHwj)

462 Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 05, 2018 12:18 AM (DjIXP

I take it you're not trying to come up with a retarded trolley system or choo choo train

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2018 12:20 AM (aA3+G)

463 There are times when things should grind to a halt, not because these Men were presidents, but because they were good, absolutely vital men who should be honored and revered at their passing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2018 12:14 AM (cYHwj)


When Bathhouse Barry kicks the bucket, things will grind to a halt as the Nation will be on a week-long bender in celebration. Barry will be revered in his passing, too, with utterances of 'What took so fucking long?'

On a serious note, can you just imagine the shitshow that will be Carter's funeral? It will be a vomitorium of coverage for that one.

Posted by: RickZ at December 05, 2018 12:20 AM (Y8PSl)

464 Your mileage may vary. I have been called a sentimental sob more than once.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at D



yeah, you were a wreck when backstreet boys went their separate ways.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 12:20 AM (MTjB1)

465 I gotta go to bed. You all have fun.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 05, 2018 12:21 AM (DjIXP)

466 "Hey Slap.....
Slaptacular dot C O M has potential......just saying.
All the Best Bro.
"
-Posted by: Hillbillyking at December 05, 2018 12:19 AM (rtNJz)

*HAH!*

...probably already taken by a spanking fetish site.

*fistbump*, Hillbillyking! ...long-time, no-see!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 12:21 AM (Ckg4U)

467 G'Night, AshevilleRobert.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 12:22 AM (Ckg4U)

468

Flue Season - a limerick

It's the holiday season by Jiminy
It's frustrating as hell, by criminy
I can't burn my Yule log
Because of a clog
There's a man dressed in red in my chiminey!!

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 12:22 AM (m45I2)

469 Many things can be explained away to the youngsters by simply using the term "Magic".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 12:15 AM (Ckg4U)


Many things can be explained away to the socialist hipsters by simply using the term "Magic".

Posted by: RickZ at December 05, 2018 12:22 AM (Y8PSl)

470 What's magical is one can be born gay, but gender, not so much.

Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 12:23 AM (MRWHf)

471 >>>>On a serious note, can you just imagine the shitshow that will be Carter's fun



Well an evening of SQ videos would lift our spirits

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2018 12:23 AM (aA3+G)

472 I take it you're not trying to come up with a retarded trolley system or choo choo train
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

Hah! Seattle is taking 4 lanes of traffic and jamming into 2 lanes. This will ease traffic considerably. Idiots.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 05, 2018 12:23 AM (LOq4H)

473 397 Forecasting a potential 18" snowfall here this weekend. Which will mean everybody will totally panic.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 05, 2018 12:04 AM (DjIXP)


18" in Cackalacky in December? Sunspot wherefore art thou?

Posted by: eleven at December 05, 2018 12:23 AM (NLLmE)

474 "Many things can be explained away to the socialist hipsters by simply using the term "Magic"."
-Posted by: RickZ at December 05, 2018 12:22 AM (Y8PSl)

That's where they think money comes from.

...unfortunately, so does Congress and the Federal reserve.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 12:24 AM (Ckg4U)

475 "I take it you're not trying to come up with a retarded trolley system or choo choo train

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian"
It's the long planned widening of I-26 / I-240 from 4 lanes to 6, plus several new bridges and complete redesigns of various intersections and interchanges. Hundreds of homes and businesses will be destroyed to make way for it. Plus the inevitable sop thrown to the leftists who are demanding "greenways" all over the effing place.
Night all.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 05, 2018 12:24 AM (DjIXP)

476 yeah, you were a wreck when backstreet boys went their separate ways.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 12:20 AM (MTjB1)

Yeah, I Lost Weekended it so badly I do not even remember it at all.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2018 12:26 AM (cYHwj)

477 It works better if you download the PDF files and then zoom in.
They are insane to think that they can funnel all of 240 west down a single lane ramp, merge with the traffic coming off I-26, and bring them up a single lane ramp to a stoplight to turn right onto Patton. Going east it's even worse because you'll have 3 lanes of Patton all trying to get into 1 lane to turn left at a light to get onto I-240 Eastbound. Madness.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert
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I'll take a closer look. We both know that all that matters is getting them to the hotels.

Look, Esther Mannheimer is a brilliant woman, she'll do the right thing...won't she?

BTW, did you notice that the 'study' of minority contract participation cost $310,000? Let's see, we add that to the cost of The Office of Equity Management, and we come up with over half a million dollars that we won't see again. That we are facing a budget overrun just isn't important.

Wait...I forgot, Esther going to fix that by raising taxes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, flipping the weather coin at December 05, 2018 12:26 AM (U2TY5)

478 Hah! Seattle is taking 4 lanes of traffic and jamming into 2 lanes. This will ease traffic considerably. Idiots.
Posted by: some rat in the swamp
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A couple of roundabouts should take care of that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, flipping the weather coin at December 05, 2018 12:27 AM (U2TY5)

479 Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 05, 2018 12:24 AM (DjIXP)

I will send our WI DOT down

They are Fucking experts at round abouts

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2018 12:27 AM (aA3+G)

480 @454..... naaawww.....it's called The ONT....heh.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at December 05, 2018 12:28 AM (rtNJz)

481 479: MH, by experts, you mean fucking idiots.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 05, 2018 12:29 AM (KP5rU)

482 The funeral of Reagan moved me to a degree that I did not expect.

Reagan, Thatcher, and John Paul were not the end of great men, but sometimes it seems that way.


Unrelated, the inside-jokes that teh horde makes are to "dank memes" what chess is to checkers.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 05, 2018 12:29 AM (rnAwa)

483 Chavez!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 12:30 AM (Ckg4U)

484 A couple of roundabouts should take care of that.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

Where I live they are proposing 3 of gawddam things, it will not end well.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 05, 2018 12:30 AM (LOq4H)

485 MH, by experts, you mean fucking idiots.
Posted by: chavez the hugo
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Can't be...they're all using the Portland Model, so, extra smart good.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, flipping the weather coin at December 05, 2018 12:30 AM (U2TY5)

486 I am convinced WI DOT dipshits get yuge kickbacks by every square foot of concrete used for a project. Something fucked? Moar concrete!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 05, 2018 12:32 AM (KP5rU)

487 The funeral of Reagan moved me to a degree that I did not expect.

Reagan, Thatcher, and John Paul were not the end of great men, but sometimes it seems that way.
------

Watch some scenes from Winston Churchill's funeral:
http://tinyurl.com/mrdctm9

Posted by: Mike Hammer, flipping the weather coin at December 05, 2018 12:32 AM (2kj6M)

488 You can save time by driving the wrong way on a roundabout.


But you won't make any friends.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 12:33 AM (m45I2)

489 Slap!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 05, 2018 12:33 AM (KP5rU)

490 Maybe I'll just run up to the corner and get a six-pack. I'm craving calories and I'm pretty pissed.

...that's low-fucking sodium.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 12:33 AM (Ckg4U)

491 I swear, I am =><= this far from turning into MUMR.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 12:33 AM (m45I2)

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 05, 2018 12:33 AM (xPNLF)

493 You can save time by driving the wrong way on a roundabout.


But you won't make any friends.
Posted by: Muldoon at D




no one needs more friends than you can fit into your car.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 12:34 AM (MTjB1)

494 You guys would love Texas DOT.

I-45 widening, from South of Beltway 8 on the South side of Houston, on down through the various smaller 'burbs n' such.

What was three lanes on each side, is steadily growing to five lanes, WIDE shoulders and a center HOV lane.

Right of way is easily extending to 200 YARDS, side to side, when taking the access roads into account.

Your land or business was in the path? It's not yours anymore. Here, go cash this check and shaddup.

They've built over 40,000 homes South of Beltway 8, since the year 2000.

That widening is GOING to happen, damn near all the way to Galveston.

Pearland has installed a couple of Roundabouts.

They fucked 'em up, bigly.

They don't know which lane is supposed to proceed, and which is supposed to Yield.

And it changes on different sides of the circles.

IDIOTS!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 05, 2018 12:35 AM (QzJWU)

495 no one needs more friends than you can fit into your car.
Posted by: yankeefifth

So stealing this.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 05, 2018 12:35 AM (LOq4H)

496 That was odd. My power went out for 15 seconds. I looked out the window and the whole neighborhood was dark. There is no inclement weather here.

Posted by: rickl at December 05, 2018 12:36 AM (sdi6R)

497
Asheville Robert. Are you in a higher elevation? The last forecast I see for Asheville, NC snowfall is jut 1/2" over the next 7 days.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 05, 2018 12:36 AM (f1Vqw)

498 There's a roundabout near my AO... Sometime late at night when the traffic is light, I should go there and practise my drifting and countersteering technique...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 05, 2018 12:36 AM (CLcKT)

499 496: I'm not saying it's Aliens.

But it's Aliens.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 05, 2018 12:36 AM (/ko85)

500 Actually, I love drifting through roundabouts. Other drivers have no sense of humor. Fuckers.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 05, 2018 12:37 AM (KP5rU)

501 There's an elderly lady here in town who has been circling the roundabout at 12th and Horizon Drive since 2015. She's bound to run out of gas at some point.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 12:37 AM (m45I2)

502 no one needs more friends than you can fit into your car.
Posted by: yankeefifth

So stealing this.
Posted by: some rat in the swamp at D



well, feel free. definitely true. I have a few friends but each of them is like some hybrid of diamond, tungsten and rhodium. were the shit ever to fit the fan for any reason under any circumstances the only question I would have is which one is closest.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 12:37 AM (MTjB1)

503 Roundabouts make as much sense in the US as making everyone start driving on the left hand side of the street.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 12:37 AM (NWiLs)

504 Maybe I'll just run up to the corner and get a six-pack. I'm craving calories and I'm pretty pissed.

...that's low-fucking sodium.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 12:33 AM (Ckg4U)

Be good. There must be something in the house you can eat.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 05, 2018 12:37 AM (NMAzL)

505 "Asheville Robert. Are you in a higher elevation? The last forecast I see for Asheville, NC snowfall is jut 1/2" over the next 7 days."
-Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 05, 2018 12:36 AM (f1Vqw)

He done up-and-G'Nighted hisself, amigo.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 12:37 AM (Ckg4U)

506 @482 The funeral of Reagan moved me to a degree that I did not expect.

Reagan, Thatcher, and John Paul were not the end of great men, but sometimes it seems that way.
--------------

I've got a friend who's a Japanese national living here in SoCal. A couple of years ago, I took her to the Reagan Presidential Library. The other day, she contacted me with some questions about getting tickets. Some friends of hers are visiting from Japan this weekend, and apparently out of all the things here in SoCal (and there are a lot), the Presidential Library is on the short list of things that they want to see during their trip.

Talk about making an impact...

Interestingly enough, a small art exhibit from the Vatican was also present at the Library when I went with my friend. One of the paintings in that exhibit was of Gracia, and my friend explained who she was.

Posted by: junior at December 05, 2018 12:38 AM (Fp6vo)

507 Always some nice pictures of nature, usually a reflection from the Bible and a nice picture and quotes from the Bible over there at the daily thread at Conservative Tree House, I particularly liked the quote from Proverbs 14:30:

https://tinyurl.com/y9fwmfvv


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 12:38 AM (AllCR)

508 Reagan's funeral made it a bit dusty for me.

Posted by: eleven at December 05, 2018 12:39 AM (NLLmE)

509 491 I swear, I am =>
Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 12:33 AM (m45I2)

Well, when you start smearing yourself with Nutella and using tin foil underwear, let us know.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2018 12:39 AM (cYHwj)

510 redc, a few years ago at a place I volunteer we had two, separate, groups of visitors in from New Caledonia, a week apart (they didn't know each other). Basically French people. Amazing. I figured it was a significant % of New Caledonians traveling abroad that visited us, in 2 weeks.


They said they had just opened a new WWII museum in Noumea - which was a yuuuge administrative HQ and rest area for the US in WWII. One of the only true paradise South Pacific locations - few bugs, no malaria (I think).


Best friend's father flew one liaison pilot mission for the Army, at the Saipan invasion, got a concussion on the ground, after some time back at Pearl spent the rest of the war typing forms at Noumea. Pretty sweet duty.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2018 12:39 AM (QDnY+)

511 You can save time by driving the wrong way on a roundabout.


But you won't make any friends.
Posted by: Muldoon
--------

Oh...maybe that's why they were shaking their fists at me in England.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, flipping the weather coin at December 05, 2018 12:40 AM (U7Mh9)

512 "Be good. There must be something in the house you can eat."
-Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 05, 2018 12:37 AM (NMAzL)

Nothing that isn't defrosted or won't take two hours. I've even used up my bags of mixed vegetables.

I need my Brother to go an enormous shopping trip.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 12:40 AM (Ckg4U)

513 you know the weird thing about my friend is we have nothing in common except loyalty. differenc backgrounds, different careers, nothing in common.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 12:40 AM (MTjB1)

514 @499 496: I'm not saying it's Aliens.

But it's Aliens.
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He must live on Maple Street.

Posted by: junior at December 05, 2018 12:40 AM (Fp6vo)

515 499 496: I'm not saying it's Aliens.

But it's Aliens.
Posted by: Puddleglum at December 05, 2018 12:36 AM (/ko85)


Twilight Zone: "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street".

Posted by: rickl at December 05, 2018 12:41 AM (sdi6R)

516 Nothing that is defrosted.

...man, I could use some calories.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 12:41 AM (Ckg4U)

517 @515 Twilight Zone: "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street".
----------------

NINJAED!




And one post above you, too.

Posted by: junior at December 05, 2018 12:42 AM (Fp6vo)

518 There's an elderly lady here in town who has been
circling the roundabout at 12th and Horizon Drive since 2015. She's
bound to run out of gas at some point.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 12:37 AM (m45I2)

Is she driving a brand new, shiny red, super stock Dodge?

Posted by: Jan and Dean at December 05, 2018 12:42 AM (QLvwG)

519 So did I miss a definitive update/news on Palp's whereabouts, fate, or status? He's been MIA for a while now.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2018 12:42 AM (QDnY+)

520 516 Nothing that is defrosted.

...man, I could use some calories.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 12:41 AM (Ckg4U)

Not even any half full jars of peanut butter? What kind of bachelor are you?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop Bachelors Local #237 at December 05, 2018 12:43 AM (cYHwj)

521 Does salt have salt in it?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2018 12:43 AM (aKsyK)

522 NINJAED!




And one post above you, too.
Posted by: junior at D






you know, ed is an unusual ninja name.

or were you referencing some sort of ninja erectile dysfunction?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 12:43 AM (MTjB1)

523 Santa continues to excel this season...

First! i found the 80 Liter dehydrator herself said we should get on sale at Cabela's, but with a $75 extra charge tacked onto the "free shipping". but talked the "local" (~50 miles, one way) Bass Pro into honoring the deal, with free ship to store. even with #Failifornia gas prices, that's a savings, and i have a relative i actually like who lives there, so we can visit.

then, and even better, i was checking the web site of a local toy store, to get info for a family friend, when i saw they had a Springfield M-1A, barely used, on consignment, for <$1000.

we're doing the 4473 this weekend, so she'll be home by Christmas.

WOOT!

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 05, 2018 12:44 AM (xPNLF)

524 Mrs. Simple said we'd never lie about Santa. We never did. They preferred to believe in him.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at December 05, 2018 12:44 AM (w7U7L)

525 519 So did I miss a definitive update/news on Palp's whereabouts, fate, or status? He's been MIA for a while now.
Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2018 12:42 AM (QDnY+)

Nothing new. The only thing I have seen is a guy using a 'Palp Pilled' nic that does not sound like Palp- too few track suit and Pinochet references.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2018 12:44 AM (cYHwj)

526 "Not even any half full jars of peanut butter? What kind of bachelor are you?"
-Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop Bachelors Local #237 at December 05, 2018 12:43 AM (cYHwj)

The kind that made Christmas cookies for his parents after they ate his dinner and couldn't eat much peanut-butter due to sodium content.

Couple-a tablespoons don't equal two hamburgers.

...sorry. Shitty mood.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 12:45 AM (Ckg4U)

527 521 Does salt have salt in it?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2018 12:43 AM (aKsyK)

Who's buried in Grant's Tomb?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2018 12:45 AM (cYHwj)

528 In and out of the ER in just over an hour. Cheek started swelling up about 8. docs on call was booked when I called a 9 and close at ten. Got a sript for Veetid. No, I don't want narcotics. Soon as the ibuprofen kicks in, I'm going to bed.

Posted by: Infidel at December 05, 2018 12:45 AM (PF4TZ)

529 Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2018 12:44 AM (cYHwj)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 12:46 AM (AllCR)

530 ...man, I could use some calories.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 12:41 AM (Ckg4U)

---
doesn't anyone deliver pizza where you live?

Grub Hub?

etc?

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 05, 2018 12:46 AM (xPNLF)

531
Who's buried in Grant's Tomb?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop


Lou Grant

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2018 12:46 AM (aKsyK)

532 517 @515 Twilight Zone: "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street".
----------------

NINJAED!




And one post above you, too.
Posted by: junior at December 05, 2018 12:42 AM (Fp6vo)


Heh. Good job!

Posted by: rickl at December 05, 2018 12:46 AM (sdi6R)

533 Couple-a tablespoons don't equal two hamburgers.

...sorry. Shitty mood.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 12:45 AM (Ckg4U)

Hmm, if you are trying to avoid sodium, then White Castle is out.

Maybe hit a 24 hour Kroger and get some low sodium pringles?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2018 12:47 AM (cYHwj)

534 Lou Grant
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2018 12:46 AM (aKsyK)

*holds up lighter*

Mary Tyler Moore.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2018 12:48 AM (cYHwj)

535 "doesn't anyone deliver pizza where you live?
Grub Hub?
etc?
"
-Posted by: redc1c4 at December 05, 2018 12:46 AM (xPNLF)

I DON'T HAVE A LIVER FOR ALL THAT SODIUM.

Fuck it.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 12:48 AM (Ckg4U)

536 Sorry; My computer is having a nervous breakdown.
I asked the poster Pap Pilled today if he was Uncle Palpatine and he said that he wasn't, Seems odd to use a form of that word though.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 12:48 AM (AllCR)

537 or were you referencing some sort of ninja erectile dysfunction?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 12:43 AM (MTjB1)

---
that's when your erection comes and goes so fast, you don't even notice you had one.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 05, 2018 12:48 AM (xPNLF)

538 doesn't anyone deliver pizza where you live?
Grub Hub?
etc?"
-Posted by: redc1c4 at D




he's in cleveland, no

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 12:49 AM (MTjB1)

539 @522 you know, ed is an unusual ninja name.

or were you referencing some sort of ninja erectile dysfunction?
------------


You might have relevant questions if 'ninjaed' was two words. But you'll note the lack of a space, indicating that it is only one. There is no Ninja Ed. There is no Ninja Erectile Disfunction (as if ninjas would ever have problems performing!). Specifically, it is the past tense of the verb 'to ninja', meaning to post something immediately before someone else post's pretty much the exact same thing.

Posted by: junior at December 05, 2018 12:49 AM (Fp6vo)

540 Afraid we're going to have put together a team to analyze Palp's posts, and see if we can find some clues.

It is possible, of course, that he departed us because he wanted to, and we have no business poking into his whereabouts.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, flipping the weather coin at December 05, 2018 12:49 AM (2kj6M)

541 It is possible, of course, that he departed us because he wanted to, and we have no business poking into his whereabouts.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, flipping the weather coin at December 05, 2018 12:49 AM (2kj6M)

True. No harm in wondering how he is doing. I think it is a good thing. It is not like we are trying to hunt him down and steal his garbage.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2018 12:50 AM (cYHwj)

542 You might have relevant questions if 'ninjaed' was two words. But you'll note the lack of a space, indicating that it is only one. There is no Ninja Ed. There is no Ninja Erectile Disfunction (as if ninjas would ever have problems performing!). Specifically, it is the past tense of the verb 'to ninja', meaning to post something immediately before someone else post's pretty much the exact same thing.
Posted by: junior at D




well, the question was funnier than the comment

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 12:51 AM (MTjB1)

543 I DON'T HAVE A LIVER FOR ALL THAT SODIUM.



Fuck it.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 12:48 AM (Ckg4U)

---
a one time exposure isn't likely to cause any issues, unless you're already trashed it significantly.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 05, 2018 12:52 AM (xPNLF)

544 True. No harm in wondering how he is doing. I think it is a good thing. It is not like we are trying to hunt him down and steal his garbage.

Posted by: Aetius451AD
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Oddly, I would hope that he just decided to bail. Other possibilities are disturbing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, flipping the weather coin at December 05, 2018 12:53 AM (2kj6M)

545 I couldn't poke into Uncle Palp's whereabouts even if I wanted to. I I don't have an e-mail.I just hope that he's well and happy. He posted here quite bit. It's quite possible he got some regular work that made it unable for him to post.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 12:53 AM (AllCR)

546 Roundabouts make as much sense in the US as making everyone start driving on the left hand side of the street.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 12:37 AM (NWiLs)

One of the few hidden blessings of living in CA is that there isn't enough space for them to build roundabouts.

Posted by: Surfperch at December 05, 2018 12:53 AM (tYPH9)

547 The only thing I have seen is a guy using a 'Palp Pilled' nic that does not sound like Palp- too few track suit and Pinochet references.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2018 12:44 AM (cYHwj)


The nick 'Palp Pilled' was asked if he/she was Uncle Palp and stated they were not.

Posted by: RickZ at December 05, 2018 12:55 AM (Y8PSl)

548 Oddly, I would hope that he just decided to bail. Other possibilities are disturbing.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, flipping the weather coin at December 05, 2018 12:53 AM (2kj6M)

Yeah, I am hoping he just pops in one day and says he has been super busy getting married and working.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2018 12:55 AM (cYHwj)

549 I can't believe Dyedye would just abandon us without so much as a do svidanya...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 05, 2018 12:56 AM (CLcKT)

550 I can't believe Dyedye would just abandon us without so much as a do svidanya...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 05, 2018 12:56 AM (CLcKT)

His last recorded comment was a Nood call.

Posted by: Surfperch at December 05, 2018 12:57 AM (tYPH9)

551 Or Angel (or the Colonel) still as him in a pit...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 05, 2018 12:57 AM (CLcKT)

552 Mike H., well now who cares what Palp wants, right? We'll have to mount a TX Moron mission, search/rescue (harass). Let's get in the new authoritarian spirit that is the latest teen craze in what used to be America.


Austin, right? Sort of like TX, but not really, but we know where it is.


How many laundromats in Austin could have portraits of Pinochet?


Seems simple.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2018 12:57 AM (QDnY+)

553 True. No harm in wondering how he is doing. I think
it is a good thing. It is not like we are trying to hunt him down and
steal his garbage.





Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2018 12:50 AM (cYHwj)
---
or his Angel.


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 05, 2018 12:58 AM (xPNLF)

554


And there's one town in America that has so many of them that it should really be called, "Roundabout City, USA."

Carmel, Indiana.

The reason they have so many has to do with Republican Mayor Jim Brainard. "I was fortunate to spend a term in law school in England. I saw roundabouts being used there, and they seemed to handle so much traffic," he says. "So after I became mayor I started doing some research and convinced some of our consulting civil engineers to build a few roundabouts."

"They're so much safer," he says.

Carmel now has 102 roundabouts. That's more than any other city in the US. Full stop.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2018 12:58 AM (aKsyK)

555 @546
One of the few hidden blessings of living in CA is that there isn't enough space for them to build roundabouts.
-----------------

I've seen at least one in Orange County. I can't remember exactly where it was, though I think it was in or near Anaheim.

I suppose it's the exception to the rule.

Posted by: junior at December 05, 2018 12:58 AM (Fp6vo)

556 Mike H., well now who cares what Palp wants, right? We'll have to mount a TX Moron mission, search/rescue (harass). Let's get in the new authoritarian spirit that is the latest teen craze in what used to be America.


Austin, right? Sort of like TX, but not really, but we know where it is.


How many laundromats in Austin could have portraits of Pinochet?


Seems simple.
Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2018 12:57 AM (QDnY+)

His Laundromat uses Speed Queen brand washers and dryers and may also do drycleaning.

Posted by: Surfperch at December 05, 2018 01:00 AM (tYPH9)

557 ...sorry. Shitty mood.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 12:45 AM (Ckg4U)

---

*pats seat*

Join the club.

I've been musing over the idea of writing daughter the younger a letter.

Think I'll wait til I'm in a better mood.

May be awhile.

Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 01:01 AM (MRWHf)

558 Indiana is weird with the roundabout craze. My best friend's Dad retired a handful of years ago from the Indiana DOT and he said that it was a craze that popped up in the office around 5-10 years before he left.

Almost all new construction I have seen in southern Indiana seems to HAVE to have at least one, but usually multiple, roundabouts.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2018 01:02 AM (cYHwj)

559 102 traffic circles? 102? In a town I've never heard of? Sounds idiotic.


Surfperch, there are a handful of circles in San Diego. La Jolla Blvd., Bird Rock area, they added 3 of them, I think. Think it used to be stop signs all around. Not really bad - main drag is a busy commercial street and only coastal connection between La Jolla and Mission Bay area, side streets are all residential. It works.



Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2018 01:02 AM (QDnY+)

560 DYEDYE! DYEDYE PALPATIN! GDE TY? ORDA KRICHIT TYEBYE!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 05, 2018 01:02 AM (CLcKT)

561 Thanks, SMH. Just a shitty day is all.

...and yes, I'd wait to write the letter. *heh*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 01:03 AM (Ckg4U)

562 Muldoon......are you in GJ? For some reason thought you were SW

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at December 05, 2018 01:04 AM (c1nDO)

563 Low Salt (TM) has less salt. Not much less.

Like 1%.

Posted by: eleven at December 05, 2018 01:04 AM (NLLmE)

564 Slap, I know it doesn't help, but I sympathisize, I know what it's like to provide for the nutrient needs of others and then not having nutrients for oneself.

Not even a can of sardines?

I can suggest easily preped meals, by which I mean, premade protein drinks, canned chili or beans, sardines, something that is enticing enough to get you to eat but takes no effort.

Wish I could bring you something

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 05, 2018 01:04 AM (IDhUW)

565 {{Slap}}

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at December 05, 2018 01:05 AM (c1nDO)

566 I couldn't find anything that wasn't processed and full of sodium anywhere, so I'll just quit bitching about it and get some chicken breasts tomorrow.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 01:05 AM (Ckg4U)

567 I think we have Palp's laundromat zeroed in. Pinochet portrait, Speed Queen machines, converted Joo-to-Papist proprietor with Vietnamese fiance.


How many Austin laundromats fit that description?


We have Austin morons. Only a matter of WILL here, people.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2018 01:05 AM (QDnY+)

568 One of the few hidden blessings of living in CA is that there isn't enough space for them to build roundabouts.
-----------------

I've seen at least one in Orange County. I can't remember exactly where it was, though I think it was in or near Anaheim.

I suppose it's the exception to the rule.
Posted by: junior at December 05, 2018 12:58 AM (Fp6vo)

Truthfully, I can't think of a single roundabout in the whole Bay Area (unless you count large, circular streets which don't function at all like traditional roundabouts). I seem to recall that there are a couple somewhere in the one of the bad parts of LA.

Posted by: Surfperch at December 05, 2018 01:05 AM (tYPH9)

569 Howdy, {{westminsterdogshow}}.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 01:05 AM (Ckg4U)

570 Seems to me that strangers are more kind than one's own family.

Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 01:06 AM (MRWHf)

571 I'm only posting because I went to bed without dinner, decided I was too hungry to sleep. Luckily I had a can of tuna, mayo and saltines.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 05, 2018 01:06 AM (IDhUW)

572 No more xardbas, no more tanets s shaskom...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 05, 2018 01:06 AM (CLcKT)

573 Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 01:06 AM (MRWHf)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 01:07 AM (AllCR)

574 I'm up because night sweats are intolerable as of late.

Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 01:07 AM (MRWHf)

575 "Seems to me that strangers are more kind than one's own family."
-Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 01:06 AM (MRWHf)

At least Mom and Dad have excuses. They're medically incapable of knowing how much they grind me down.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 01:07 AM (Ckg4U)

576 I've seen at least one in Orange County. I can't remember exactly where it was, though I think it was in or near Anaheim.



I suppose it's the exception to the rule.



Posted by: junior at December 05, 2018 12:58 AM (Fp6vo)
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there is one in SE Long Beach, can't remember the name of the street.

there is a mini one on private property over in Burbank, next to the Lowe's.

when i'm there, i cut a tangent across the circle into what should be on coming traffic, if anyone was actually using it. it's shorter.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 05, 2018 01:08 AM (xPNLF)

577 Slap.......those damn children eating your food. Maybe you need to get a small frig for your room so you can keep some stuff you need

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at December 05, 2018 01:09 AM (c1nDO)

578 True Slap...

You are a good son.

My folks want nothing to do with me.

They have my brother and sister to look after them when the time comes.

Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 01:10 AM (MRWHf)

579 Los Alamitos Circle.

Posted by: Infidel at December 05, 2018 01:11 AM (PF4TZ)

580 Thank God for daughter the elder and hubby's family.

Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 01:11 AM (MRWHf)

581 One in HB too.

Posted by: Infidel at December 05, 2018 01:12 AM (PF4TZ)

582 "Slap.......those damn children eating your food. Maybe you need to get a small frig for your room so you can keep some stuff you need."
-Posted by: westminsterdogshow at December 05, 2018 01:09 AM (c1nDO)

Planning on doing that. Wouldn't have helped in this instance. Walk away for fifteen minutes and Dad has inhaled my burgers.

...I even made the others with crispy, thick-slab bacon.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 01:12 AM (Ckg4U)

583 580 Thank God for daughter the elder and hubby's family.
Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 01:11 AM (MRWHf)

Glad you have in person support aside from us grey boxes- not to denigrate us.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2018 01:13 AM (cYHwj)

584 redc, your safes must be wondrous and ample.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2018 01:13 AM (QDnY+)

585 Sorry; I loathe this computer. I was meaning to post to SMH and it did something strange again, I have been talking to a man whose kids cut him off, won't return phone calls, won't return texts. He sent letters-nothing. I think I may suggest to him that he just send something saying "I love you" and leave it at that leaving aside anything else that may need to be discussed.

Obviously one can't force people to be in contact with you when they choose not to be but it hurts.
I also suggested to him that he just pray in TG to God for their good qualities and leave it up to God. The time seems like forever though.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 01:13 AM (AllCR)

586 ..."My folks want nothing to do with me.
They have my brother and sister to look after them when the time comes.
"
-Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 01:10 AM (MRWHf)

That's why I encouraged you to get back with the "ex".

...and you did. Good on ya', darlin!

Cutting ties has to suck, though.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 01:14 AM (Ckg4U)

587 The wounds from a stranger hurt less than the wounds from family.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 05, 2018 01:14 AM (IDhUW)

588 Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 01:07 AM (MRWHf)

Are you having night sweats as a result of recent surgery, menopause or something else?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 01:15 AM (AllCR)

589 I just miss my gbabies...

Almost wish I had never got to know them...less painful that way I think.

Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 01:15 AM (MRWHf)

590 Menopause

Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 01:16 AM (MRWHf)

591 Infidel, you're in SoCal? And spent less than an eternity in an illegal free clinic, er, I mean, oops, and "emergency room"? That would be news of a sort.


Been a while, somewhere I saw a count of the number of ERs that had closed, in the border region of the southwest, over 20 years or so.


Quite the mystery as to why something as basic as an ER would be discontinued. Isn't it.



Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2018 01:16 AM (QDnY+)

592 I think.

Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 01:16 AM (MRWHf)

593 At least Mom and Dad have excuses. They're medically incapable of knowing how much they grind me down.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 01:07 AM (Ckg4U)

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

I'm sorry Slap. I live almost entirely on donated food, and most of it is naturally high sodium, ie: canned stuff. My kidneys are swirling the drain, but I have few other options after Rhabdomyolysis ate them up.

Hang in there please. All you can do.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 05, 2018 01:17 AM (ffYR/)

594 An interesting ad on saw on tv the other day was for a drug for Parkinson's. Apparently, and I did not know this before the ad, Parkinson's can cause delusions and hallucinations. Considering all the new stuff we've recently learned about the Germany Army's widespread use of Pervitin in WWII, a meth variation, and how it impacted Blitzkrieg as well as war crimes (berserker Nazis [no insult to our Berzerker]), I wonder how the delusions and hallucinations associated with Parkinson's affected Hitler's decision-making later in the war. "Steiner will come."

Just when you think you know History, Hitler was a mad man/Hitler was crazy, something new comes along to change 'perceived truth'.

Posted by: RickZ at December 05, 2018 01:17 AM (Y8PSl)

595 Speaking of Ben Hur, at that time the radio stations sometimes ran these comedy recordings. They would have a narrator, like a radio reporter, talking to people and they would use clips from songs for some of the dialogue. They were really silly. There was one of Ben Hur. The main thing I remember was that the villain was called Messala Nasty. Does anyone remember those?
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2018 10:31 PM (+lVUW)

I do remember comedy records done in that style, but not that specific one.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2018 01:17 AM (fDU8w)

596 Good night, Horde!

Prayers for good nutrition, Slap. That fridge in your room needs to happen.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 05, 2018 01:18 AM (NMAzL)

597 As I have gotten older, I have been more and more thankful that my family has always been, for the most part, normal. By which I mean 'abnormal' by today's standards.

There, but by the Grace of God, go I. I have taken to always ending every phone call or visit telling my parents I love them though. I think they understand.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2018 01:19 AM (cYHwj)

598 Thank God for daughter the elder and hubby's family.Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 01:11 AM (MRWHf)


I didn't know that you had another daughter. I m glad that you have some supportive people around in the midst of what's going on with younger daughter-and just generally, of course.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 01:19 AM (AllCR)

599 Night Miss Miley.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2018 01:20 AM (cYHwj)

600 rhomboid, no, in Grand Junction CO. Went to St. Scarries. Grew up in HB. Must have been an odd night at er. Maybe they just wanted to get rid of me. First time I've been in er for me since the 80's. don't like it.

Posted by: Infidel at December 05, 2018 01:20 AM (PF4TZ)

601 "I'm sorry Slap. I live almost entirely on donated food, and most of it is naturally high sodium, ie: canned stuff. My kidneys are swirling the drain, but I have few other options after Rhabdomyolysis ate them up.
Hang in there please. All you can do.
"
-Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 05, 2018 01:17 AM (ffYR/)

I'm giving it my all, Brother. I turn times like these into funny stories in my head ...eventually.

Anyone who has talked to me on the phone knows that I keep my spirits up fairly well.

I worry for my sobriety in moments like these.

You hang in there, as well. Eventually, you can keep shoveling the shit until you have a clean lawn.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 01:20 AM (Ckg4U)

602 G'Night, Miley!

-Thank You.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 01:21 AM (Ckg4U)

603 Older daughter is in Texas.

She wanted me to spend the holidays with her, but root canal on the 21st negates that.

Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 01:21 AM (MRWHf)

604 Your gbabies got to know you too, and remember those memories when, God willing, you are able to interact with them again.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 05, 2018 01:22 AM (IDhUW)

605 Deeeeeep Thoughts with US Senatrix Maizey Hirono, D-HI...


https://preview.tinyurl.com/yavcfeho

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 05, 2018 01:23 AM (CLcKT)

606 I'm giving it my all, Brother. I turn times like these into funny stories in my head ...eventually.

Anyone who has talked to me on the phone knows that I keep my spirits up fairly well.

I worry for my sobriety in moments like these.

You hang in there, as well. Eventually, you can keep shoveling the shit until you have a clean lawn.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 01:20 AM (Ckg4U)

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

My email is in my nic. We seem to have very similar senses of humor. Please shoot me a message.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 05, 2018 01:24 AM (ffYR/)

607 Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 05, 2018 01:17 AM (ffYR/

Calm Mentor-Consider sending me am e-mail in the morning. If you like I will try to see if I can get into contact from someone in my denomination in the morning to help you out a bit. I don't know a lot of people in my church outside this area, but I'll do what I can.


FenelonDirection18 at sign g mail.com

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 01:24 AM (AllCR)

608 redc, your safes must be wondrous and ample.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2018 01:13 AM (QDnY+)

---
crowded strained might be closer to true...

the look on the first BATFE inspector to stop by might be amusing though, not that i'm an 03 FFl holder..., especially if they want someplace to lay it all out,

(for various values of "amusing", of course.)

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 05, 2018 01:24 AM (xPNLF)

609 "Deeeeeep Thoughts with US Senatrix Maizey Hirono, D-HI...
https://preview.tinyurl.com/yavcfeho
-Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 05, 2018 01:23 AM (CLcKT)

That broad is dumber than a mud hat.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 01:25 AM (Ckg4U)

610 Smh, sorry about the hot flashes.

Try taking vitamin E. Really.

And a cold washcloth on the back of the neck. Chemo put me into insta menopause long before I was scheduled.


It gets better.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 05, 2018 01:25 AM (PkVlr)

611 so, have been getting the car washed every day for the last week or so.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 01:26 AM (MTjB1)

612 What's even more hurtful is that the other set of grandparents have regular contact with them.

Then again, they only see them when they're needed to babysit.

We're not fit for that.

Guess it helps that they're pretty wealthy.

Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 01:26 AM (MRWHf)

613 Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 01:20 AM (Ckg4U)
---
don't worry!

i'll do your drinking for you... it's the least i can do!


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 05, 2018 01:26 AM (xPNLF)

614 Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 01:15 AM (MRWHf)

I am so sorry, dear.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 01:27 AM (AllCR)

615 "My email is in my nic. We seem to have very similar senses of humor. Please shoot me a message."
-Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 05, 2018 01:24 AM (ffYR/)

Thank you, Sir. Will-do.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 01:27 AM (Ckg4U)

616 Thanks nurse...

Ever since they removed one of my ovaries, it's been a joyride from hell.

Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 01:28 AM (MRWHf)

617 "don't worry!
i'll do your drinking for you... it's the least i can do!
"
-Posted by: redc1c4 at December 05, 2018 01:26 AM (xPNLF)

*HAH!*

Brother pickin'-up another Brother's slack!

*fistbump*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 01:28 AM (Ckg4U)

618 Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 01:05 AM (Ckg4U)

Slap, may I suggest the next time you go to the grocery store you buy a box of old-fashioned oatmeal (not quickie, instant or microwave crap) for such emergencies. It's easy to cook, fills you up and, if you find it boring, you can always add nuts or fruit or cinnamon or a splash of milk for flavor and to bulk it up even more. Most importantly, you also control the salt content. Properly packaged after opening, it has a long shelf life, too.

Posted by: RickZ at December 05, 2018 01:28 AM (Y8PSl)

619 And a cold washcloth on the back of the neck. Chemo put me into insta menopause long before I was scheduled.


It gets better

When my mom went through it, her wise old doc prescribed valium, for my dad. Mom said it worked out really well after that.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 05, 2018 01:29 AM (LOq4H)

620 Good night everyone. I have to get up in 3.5 hours to try to get son up who cannot manage to do this without a human alarm clock.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 01:30 AM (AllCR)

621 I like the top pic....red, white and blue... Just not in the arrangement found in the American flag.

Good night all.

Prayers up for grey box friends, whatever your needs may be.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 05, 2018 01:30 AM (IDhUW)

622 Slap, may I suggest the next time you go to the grocery store you buy a box of old-fashioned oatmeal (not quickie, instant or microwave crap) for such emergencies.
-Posted by: RickZ at December 05, 2018 01:28 AM (Y8PSl)

Already have it. Don't have any fruit to add to it.

My folks are eating faster than I can shop.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 01:31 AM (Ckg4U)

623 Rat,

Wait, dad got the little blue pills?

That's just wrong on so many levels.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 05, 2018 01:31 AM (PkVlr)

624 Nite Fen...and thanks.

Your son is so lucky to have you.

Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 01:31 AM (MRWHf)

625 Calm Mentor-Consider sending me am e-mail in the morning. If you like I will try to see if I can get into contact from someone in my denomination in the morning to help you out a bit. I don't know a lot of people in my church outside this area, but I'll do what I can.

FenelonDirection18 at sign g mail.com
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 01:24 AM (AllCR)

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

Thank you Fenelon. I will send you one very soon, I appreciate it.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 05, 2018 01:31 AM (ffYR/)

626 G'Night FenelonSpoke and AmericanKestrel.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 01:31 AM (Ckg4U)

627 Huh.

Snowing.

Kinda pretty.

Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 01:33 AM (MRWHf)

628
That's just wrong on so many levels.

I believe it was felt dads freaking out was not good for sainted mothers outlook.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 05, 2018 01:33 AM (LOq4H)

629 One more comment before I go

Doterra makes a product called phytoestrogen which many people find helpful for menopausal symptoms.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 05, 2018 01:33 AM (IDhUW)

630 Did someone mention roundabouts?

Yup, as redc1c4 mentioned, the Long Beach Traffic Circle. It joins together Pacific Coast Highway, Lakewood Boulevard, and Los Coyotes Diagonal.

And it's notorious for accidents. For years there was a rumor that its own designer died in a crash on it. A lot of people, including me, try to avoid it most of the time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2018 01:33 AM (miE9U)

631 redc, you applied for your 03, right? Think chances of an ATF inspection under that license resemble the chances immigration law will be enforced in CA. So no inspections.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2018 01:33 AM (QDnY+)

632 Good night everyone. I have to get up in 3.5 hours to try to get son up who cannot manage to do this without a human alarm clock.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 01:30 AM (AllCR)

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

You. Are. Amazing. Truly.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 05, 2018 01:34 AM (ffYR/)

633 wow, 3.5 hour line to see HW. I'm all deathed out but good for him. and us.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 05, 2018 01:34 AM (7J5t2)

634 Good night everyone. I have to get up in 3.5 hours
to try to get son up who cannot manage to do this without a human alarm
clock.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 01:30 AM


I've two who need a "human alarm clock" to blast their arses out of bed for skool!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 05, 2018 01:35 AM (CLcKT)

635 The City of Long Beach has also made a lot of small residential 4-way intersections into roundabouts, with Yield signs.

Not many accidents, but sometimes I have to ask myself: why the fcuk did they bother??

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2018 01:35 AM (miE9U)

636 I don't grant vegan scum the credit of having a sincere moral motivation. They are hypocritical scum.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 04, 2018 11:34 PM (/qEW2)

All steak restaurants and others at risk of being invaded by those vegan turds should keep a supply of slingshots and hundreds of tasty Swedish meatballs. Hand out slingshots and "ammo" to patrons, and let them pelt the protesters. Double points for anyone who lobs a meatball straight into a vegan's gaping maw.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2018 01:35 AM (fDU8w)

637 Towards the end, Hitler had two primary personal doctors, right? One was sort of legit, one was a quack - who gave him injections and pills of gawd-knows-what, becoming worse over time. I think. So towards the end, the Fuhrer was physically, as well as mentally and spiritually, a wreck. Though he did stay lucid enough to disown Goering at the last minute, and shoot himself.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2018 01:36 AM (QDnY+)

638 "The City of Long Beach has also made a lot of small residential 4-way intersections into roundabouts, with Yield signs.
Not many accidents, but sometimes I have to ask myself: why the fcuk did they bother??
"
-Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2018 01:35 AM (miE9U)

Libertarians love those. Stossel wouldn't shut-up about them if you asked.

...so don't ask.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 01:37 AM (Ckg4U)

639 rhomboid, was one of those doctors Conrad Murray? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2018 01:37 AM (miE9U)

640 Thanks AK for the tip.

Pleasant dreams.

Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 01:38 AM (MRWHf)

641 Slap, yup. The "feature" is, you don't have to stop if you don't wanna!

Yeah, great idea. Just smash right into that hesitating car at the nearest intersection to your right... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2018 01:38 AM (miE9U)

642 -Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2018 01:35 AM (fDU8w)

*HAH!*

I volunteer for first duty, as Tribute!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 01:38 AM (Ckg4U)

643 sorry steve, I don't get it - anything referencing almost anything in popular culture much after the 1980s leaves me in the vapor.


Though the comics/superheroes movie thing, for adults anyway, leaves me more "WT actual F????"


But I adhere to a strict policy of silence on stuff like that, thus my silence on ace's last thread of the day.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2018 01:39 AM (QDnY+)

644 lready have it. Don't have any fruit to add to it.



My folks are eating faster than I can shop.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 01:31 AM (Ckg4U)
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get dehydrated fruit, and store it someplace like your sock drawer... which is where you could stash the oatmeal, come to think of it.

if caching good is what it takes, make caches.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 05, 2018 01:40 AM (xPNLF)

645 636 I don't grant vegan scum the credit of having a sincere moral motivation. They are hypocritical scum.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 04, 2018 11:34 PM (/qEW2)

All steak restaurants and others at risk of being invaded by those vegan turds should keep a supply of slingshots and hundreds of tasty Swedish meatballs. Hand out slingshots and "ammo" to patrons, and let them pelt the protesters. Double points for anyone who lobs a meatball straight into a vegan's gaping maw.
----

I'm trying to leave

Funny image AOP

Daughter is vegan and she is mortally consistent, thinks carnivores should be retrained to be vegan too.

I didn't say sane, scientifically sound, or reasonable -I said morally consistent.

The cats don't eat the food she gets them, imagine that

/do I need this.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 05, 2018 01:40 AM (IDhUW)

646 Goodnight Horde.

Posted by: Surfperch at December 05, 2018 01:41 AM (tYPH9)

647 Night Fen and AmericanKestrel.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2018 01:41 AM (cYHwj)

648 Luvin and missin upper great lakes December sunsets.
Lists content. Be back.

Posted by: Brian Gillen at December 05, 2018 01:41 AM (60zCk)

649 82 She was here for awhile today.

Huge relief to hear that! 99.44% lurker here, but nevertheless feel a kinship via the WI commonality we share. (Though I've been far, far away from WI for a non-small number of moons.)

Posted by: Hans O'Lo at December 05, 2018 01:41 AM (kZUVU)

650 rhomboid: uh whuh? ;-)

If you mean me, qdpsteve, there's a lot of current pop culture stuff I don't get, but thankfully I've always been a quick study on most of it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2018 01:41 AM (miE9U)

651 Slap......I'm up. Call if you want to

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at December 05, 2018 01:42 AM (c1nDO)

652 "get dehydrated fruit, and store it someplace like your sock drawer... which is where you could stash the oatmeal, come to think of it.
if caching good is what it takes, make caches.
"
-Posted by: redc1c4 at December 05, 2018 01:40 AM (xPNLF)

THAT is something I don't have and I need. Either a boatload of dehydrated fruit -or- a freaking dehydrator.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 01:42 AM (Ckg4U)

653 Does sea salt have much sodium? Highly recommended if not.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 04, 2018 11:59 PM (ffYR/)

All salt is sea salt. Some has just been out of the sea for longer. And it's all NaCl, sodium chloride, so 50 mole percent sodium.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2018 01:42 AM (fDU8w)

654 "Slap......I'm up. Call if you want to"
-Posted by: westminsterdogshow at December 05, 2018 01:42 AM (c1nDO)

You sure? ...lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 01:43 AM (Ckg4U)

655 Remember a year ago, every superlative had to end with "AF"???

"She's sexy AF!!"
:-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2018 01:43 AM (miE9U)

656 Yes I'm sure

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at December 05, 2018 01:44 AM (c1nDO)

657 Story at HotAir that a Trump-supporter-only dating website is going up.

Not only that, the owner says she'll sue libs who try to infest it. Hmmm...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2018 01:44 AM (miE9U)

658 I can't even keep-up with the abbreviations, acronyms and the like that surface around the internet.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 01:45 AM (Ckg4U)

659 111 The English language has a pretty traditional term for vegetarians.
Peasant.

Someone said it last night: "Sucks at hunting"


There's a barbeque place in these parts that sells a T-shirt that has a picture of a cowboy on it with the quote Vegetarian is an old Indian word meaning "poor hunter."

Posted by: Hans O'Lo at December 05, 2018 01:45 AM (kZUVU)

660 steve, Conrad Murray, dunno who that is/was - that's all ..... assumed a character or actor of some sort

Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2018 01:48 AM (QDnY+)

661
redc, you applied for your 03, right? Think chances of an ATF inspection
under that license resemble the chances immigration law will be
enforced in CA. So no inspections.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2018 01:33 AM (QDnY+)

---
i got my 03... they send the first one to Bass Lake, up by Yosemite, because someone fat fingered the zip code.

and, on good authority from the local FFL holders at our favorite toy stores, i have good reason to expect a visit from either ATFE and/or DOJ, within a year, because they can. the local ATFE is in Glendale, which is "freeway close", as we say here.

hell, they could surface street it, for all of that. i figure i'll get ready, keep my shit straight, just in case, and because that's the smart thing to do, regardless.

holding a license brings obligations, just like my professional one from the state, and the one Herself has.

if they don't come, i'm out nothing. if i don't take measures, i'm fucked if they are unhappy with something.

the upside is they *do* apparently call to make arrangements, since i'm not a business with regular hours.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 05, 2018 01:49 AM (xPNLF)

662 All steak restaurants and others at risk of being
invaded by those vegan turds should keep a supply of slingshots and
hundreds of tasty Swedish meatballs. Hand out slingshots and "ammo" to
patrons, and let them pelt the protesters. Double points for anyone who
lobs a meatball straight into a vegan's gaping maw.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2018 01:35 AM


I'd go with slabs of flesh from "endangered species" like whale or pangolin, or just hunks of seagull or road kill, etc....

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 05, 2018 01:50 AM (CLcKT)

663 surstromming, hakarl, lutefisk...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 05, 2018 01:50 AM (CLcKT)

664 666 Before Mannix on MeTV?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at December 05, 2018 01:51 AM (8iiMU)

665 Think I'll make some char siu this weekend.

https://rasamalaysia.com/char-siu/

Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 01:52 AM (MRWHf)

666 Nope.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 05, 2018 01:52 AM (ffYR/)

667 Dolphin!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 05, 2018 01:53 AM (CLcKT)

668 Night Surfperch.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2018 01:53 AM (cYHwj)

669 Serve that over fried noodles.

Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 01:53 AM (MRWHf)

670 Wow, redc, things have completely changed. ATF inspections were an extreme rarity just a few years ago. Prolonged threads on this very topic, stretching over years, had maybe 2 or 3 actual inspections - on CA and national forums. I recall studying and asking on CalGuns about this question, before I got mine. Don't think anyone had ever experienced or directly known of an inspection actually happening.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2018 01:55 AM (QDnY+)

671 THAT is something I don't have and I need. Either a boatload of dehydrated fruit -or- a freaking dehydrator.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 01:42 AM (Ckg4U)

---
Santa has one for me at the "local" Bass Pro, but you should be able to find it at a local store, depending on your locale, or, if push comes to shove, on Amazon.

you can e-mail me via my nick AT moronhorde DOT com and, once i get it up and running i could send the occasional care package.

or maybe low sodium beef jerky.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 05, 2018 01:56 AM (xPNLF)

672 why would you want lots of dehydrated fruit? the water in them is part of what makes them good for you.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 01:59 AM (MTjB1)

673 And just ordered the ingredients.

Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 02:00 AM (MRWHf)

674 Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2018 01:55 AM (QDnY+)

---
got my info from an impeccable source, who was talking about another customer of theirs who got an 03, and who was visited within a year. it may because the local LA office is so near, and they can hit their quotas easy that way.

the CA DOJ is a collection of fascists, who live to arrest gun owners, so i get their motivation.

whether or not i will get a visit is unknown, but i'd be a FOOL not to be ready in case they do. that's a whole lot less effort than trying to avoid a penalty or conviction. in fact, given that i had to send an info copy to the chief of the LAPD, i wouldn't be surprised to have them come sniffing around.

i *do* have a hole card, of sorts, if the state comes 'round W/O cause, but i'd rather not get into details on that, for OPSEC reasons.

bottom line, my take is that it's better to be ready for inspection, and never stand one. besides, i HATE surprises.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 05, 2018 02:04 AM (xPNLF)

675 why would you want lots of dehydrated fruit? the water in them is part of what makes them good for you.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 01:59 AM (MTjB1)

---
long term storage W/O freezing, etc. they would re-hydrate in the oatmeal, and the zombies wouldn't eat the fruit when he wasn't looking.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 05, 2018 02:07 AM (xPNLF)

676 redc, a few things -


CA DOJ and LAPD are not players on an 03 license, notice to local police chief is just the b.s. sop to "due diligence" that makes the 03 license less alarming to dumb anti-gun observers


"Being ready" for an inspection is literally nothing more than having your records and goodies available. The "bound book", just a listing of basic info of an firearms acquired using the 03.


*Nothing acquired using the usual 4473 process, or before your 03 was issued, is subject to the inspection*


So if you have any firearms acquired using the 03, vs. the 4473/FFL-01 process, all you need is basic info on this item/transaction, and the item itself.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2018 02:12 AM (QDnY+)

677 PS: i saw all those threads on CalGuns, etc, too, but both the anecdotal info i have been told, and the additional info packet i got from BATFE this week are clear that yearly visits are a thing... at least potentially.

as a career E-4 who never got anything moar than an ass-chewing or a counseling statement in nearly 21 years, i'm to old for a Field Grade, let alone a court martial.

my ducks will be in a row, dress right dress, just in case. something i learned in the Army, and had reinforced in health care: if you do things right all the time, and are always ready for inspection, you don't have to sweat inspections. they will find some tee-tee thing, because they have to find something, and be on their way.

but if your shit is in the wind, you will get a total body colonoscopy, W/O anesthesia.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 05, 2018 02:14 AM (xPNLF)

678 Just a heads-up to folks here who might be interested: our local car club is going to try to arrange a tour of the Canadian Museum of Making in Cochrane, Alberta, next June. It's a private museum, and tours are by invitation only.

I saw it the summer before last, and was blown away by it. They have a website; look it up. Antique steam engines, machine tools, cars, motorcycles, instruments, and most anything else, all in an awesome setting. Anyone who appreciates the works of engineering will love it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2018 02:17 AM (fDU8w)

679 You won't get inspected, and it takes 2 minutes to be "ready" for same if you are (but you won't) - as I noted above, if you just keep the basic info on 03 transactions (which you will anyway), and have the gunzzz there on-site (which you obviously will), then there's really nothing to do to "prepare".


Remember what the ATF is looking for, when they very rarely do an 03 inspection - someone abusing the license to do business, not personal collecting. Which means they only inspect blazing dumpster fires of cheating license-holders - which is a high bar.


There are many, many, many high-volume 03 collectors with transactions dwarfing even your respectable gun-nuttery. They never get inspected. Because "improving your collection" is explicitly permitted.


And if LAPD or Sheriffs or CA DOJ are involved, we're talking a different subject entirely. No relevance to 03 licenses.







Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2018 02:24 AM (QDnY+)

680 Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2018 02:12 AM (QDnY+)

---
i get all that, and generally agree with you.

if we were still a nation of laws, i'd be a whole lot less cautious, but i have no faith in any of the institutions involved.

and, once a government entity starts rooting around on your property, especially W/O a warrant, there's no telling what they might decide they've found, or who they might decide to share with.

for instance: all non 03 items are supposed to be marked "not for sale", even though the license is not supposed to be used for regular business of buying and selling.

does that mean i have to take every single thing we own, old and new, or can i just slap a sign on the outside of the box stating that? sanity says a sign would be sufficient, but with the Feds, who knows?

perfect paranoia is perfect awareness these days,

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 05, 2018 02:24 AM (xPNLF)

681 tag, not take, you idiot

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 05, 2018 02:27 AM (xPNLF)

682 I'm digging that Moron chariot racing thing. The ancient harleys are a nice touch.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 05, 2018 02:29 AM (9Om/r)

683 m digging that Moron chariot racing thing. The ancient harleys are a nice touch.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at D




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1avID4bJ3pw

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 02:31 AM (MTjB1)

684 Goodnight all, thanks for the fun chat tonight.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2018 02:34 AM (miE9U)

685 90% of seats in recent clintons speech in canada were empty! Even canadians can't stand these two crooks!

Posted by: ramondo at December 05, 2018 02:43 AM (UkySt)

686 You ever been to the Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg Museum in Auburn Indiana, AOP? My Dad took me there as a kid. Love that place.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2018 02:45 AM (cYHwj)

687 You ever been to the Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg Museum in Auburn Indiana, AOP? My Dad took me there as a kid. Love that place.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2018 02:45 AM (cYHwj)

I sure have. It was wonderful.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2018 02:57 AM (fDU8w)

688 Precient, or past date...

https://tinyurl.com/y7lh8afd

Posted by: Optimistic Catastrophic at December 05, 2018 02:58 AM (GYEfl)

689 rhomboid: if you're still up, please e-mail me.

my nick AT moronhorde DOT com...

i'd like to pick your brain off line, and maybe we could have a mini-mini-Mo Me the next time we head down to check out Alpha and Omega.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 05, 2018 03:14 AM (xPNLF)

690 Well, i am done for the night. Be well, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2018 03:14 AM (fDU8w)

691 Weird night at the yard tonight. Had some crazy crawling over a moving locomotive twisting on horn and whistle then stripping to his pants and bare feet and walk off the yard with a traffic cone. I get there and he picks up pace leaving and walks out of his sweat pants so I'm slow walking a naked crazy in the cold off the yard. He wont stop, climbs a chain link fence topped with razor wire, did I mention naked? Not a scratch, but now trapped in a maintenance compound. Threw him his pants and a T shirt I had in my vehicle to wear. FWPD came and got the poor guy.

Posted by: FtWorthMike at December 05, 2018 03:16 AM (gvekq)

692 and boom I killed it.

Posted by: FtWorthMike at December 05, 2018 03:20 AM (gvekq)

693 And i thought i killed it.

Insomnia is not a friend....

Posted by: Optimistic Catastrophic at December 05, 2018 03:23 AM (GYEfl)

694 Love this.

Posted by: Summer of Love at December 05, 2018 03:24 AM (FJrl0)

695 Summer of love...yes, those were good times...sigh

Posted by: Optimistic Catastrophic at December 05, 2018 03:31 AM (GYEfl)

696 Sometihing off the beaten path...

https://tinyurl.com/y8lyddkf

Posted by: Optimistic Catastrophic at December 05, 2018 03:44 AM (GYEfl)

697 Don't want to get moving

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 04:40 AM (/rm4P)

698 Get up and at 'em Skip! We are all waiting for breakfast!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 05, 2018 04:43 AM (A3700)

699 *HAH!* @CBD awaiting the Breakfast of Champion's choice.

I'm thinking sausage patties and that leftover cherry-medley pie.

...alongside coffee, of course.

I'll put One Dollar on it. Best guess wins.

...takers?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 04:51 AM (Ckg4U)

700 Finally got the coffee on. Got tired of getting to work just to wait around until someone lets everyone in.
Decided on Cream of Wheat and pie.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 04:53 AM (/rm4P)

701 Getting a gallon of milk every week but for whatever reason wife is starting to use other substitute milk so finding having to use up more than my fair share.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 04:56 AM (/rm4P)

702 Pardon me for being impolite.

I'll be having a low-cal, low-sodium nothing. Accompanied by diuretics, Gatorade and water.

...my Kingdom for a breast of chicken, surrounded by crisp greens and a subtle splash of raspberry vinaigrette.

Bon Appetit!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 04:58 AM (Ckg4U)

703 americanthinker Macron cracks and its over for him
https://tinyurl.com/y8bu2j7e
But will the Democrats here try it?

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 05:01 AM (/rm4P)

704 Wellll past my bedtime, Boys and Girls.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 05, 2018 05:03 AM (Ckg4U)

705 Sidebar comment on Mona Charen: Replies on her Twitter bleg are about 99% snarky and Ace-like; kinda fun to read:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yahvwkrz

Posted by: m at December 05, 2018 05:05 AM (eJj1Q)

706

Too dark to see
too cold to fish
outta beer

itsa calamity

Posted by: Small Dud at December 05, 2018 05:15 AM (hrcfq)

707 Just order some coffee from Black Rifle Coffee for the hubby.

Hope he likes it.

Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 05:15 AM (MRWHf)

708 701 Getting a gallon of milk every week but for whatever reason wife is starting to use other substitute milk so finding having to use up more than my fair share.
Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 04:56 AM (/rm4P)

It's getting to be good hot chocolate weather.

Posted by: m at December 05, 2018 05:18 AM (eJj1Q)

709 SMOD??

Now visible: Comet as big as the full moon

https://tinyurl.com/y8clx756

Posted by: SMH at December 05, 2018 05:21 AM (MRWHf)

710 Do have hot chocolate often, just didn't yesterday . I get Swiss Miss you make with milk.

American greatness. why havent sjw bullies destroyed A c Cristmas Story yet
https://tinyurl.com/y79tghkp

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 05:22 AM (/rm4P)

711 >>>35 but if your kid hasn't done the math by sixth grade . . .

Or seen 3 different Santas in 3 different stores in the same mall...
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 04, 2018 10:12 PM (HaL55)

Those are Santa's helpers.

Posted by: m at December 05, 2018 05:24 AM (eJj1Q)

712 Will have to take a look at the comet,

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 05:30 AM (/rm4P)

713 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 05, 2018 05:35 AM (cqNba)

714 Now visible: Comet as big as the full moon

--

Full overcast here. Can't see it.
What kind of atmosphere is green? Chlorine?

Ya, comets really don't have 'atmosphere' like a planet. They collect the volatile gases that vaporize when closer to the sun. So how would one explain the presence of elemental halogens? Too reactive chemically to exist in the elemental state. Some kind of compound that breaks down when exposed to sunlight? Obviously the observers have captured spectral emissions, why can' they say what the outgassing is, instead of just saying 'green'?

How can one start the day not knowing these things?



Posted by: Small Dud at December 05, 2018 05:35 AM (hrcfq)

715
It's getting to be good hot chocolate weather.
Posted by: m at December 05, 2018 05:18 AM (eJj1Q)

Swiss Mix + peppermint schnapps!

Hot buttered rum...

Posted by: tumbleweed at December 05, 2018 05:36 AM (RrtlF)

716 good morning ONTers.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 05:37 AM (GBteo)

717 153 Thanks to m and Kreps for the info on my mystery as to the dude at the GWB ceremony the other day. It does seem he was Nicholas Bardy who served as Sec. of Treasury for a few months of RR's term and then for GWB's 4 yrs.

You can always rely on the horde to get an answer, good smart folks here.
Posted by: Farmer at December 04, 2018 10:40 PM (yJ1e6)

Horde-sourcing!

Posted by: m at December 05, 2018 05:44 AM (eJj1Q)

718 Pie and coffee w/ whipped cream time

Having hard time convincing my cat she doesn't like pie

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 05:46 AM (/rm4P)

719 You guys see that Crazy Bernie spent $300k on private jet rentals while out campaigning for fellow D's?

I don't get it. Doesn't a socialist and climate crusader like Bernie see how bad those optics are? Why can't he fly commercial like normal people?

Renting a private jet? C'mon, dude.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 05:46 AM (GBteo)

720 Fo some reason, this has been rolling through my mind...


'He who controls what is said..
Controls what is thought'

Don't ask me why.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 05, 2018 05:47 AM (cqNba)

721 I've never in my life rented a private jet, nor flown on a private jet. And I've lived a fairly upper middle class lifestyle.

Spending $300,000 on plane tickets in a matter of a few months is something only incredibly wealthy people and/or politicians do.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 05:48 AM (GBteo)

722 I'm thinking she was smelling the cream

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 05:48 AM (/rm4P)

723 Zod.

Posted by: Zod at December 05, 2018 05:51 AM (hgpSN)

724 "Spending $300,000 on plane tickets in a matter of a few months is something only incredibly wealthy people and/or politicians do."

Perhaps the media could ask Occasional Cortex for her thoughts on this matter.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 05, 2018 05:51 AM (cqNba)

725 First thing the common people noticed right after the Communist Revolution in Russia was how the party leaders imitated royally right away.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 05:51 AM (/rm4P)

726 721 Ah better yet, I have ridden in C-130s

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 05:52 AM (/rm4P)

727 > Obviously the observers have captured spectral emissions, why can' they say what the outgassing is, instead of just saying 'green'?
---

Chlorine (Cl2) gas has a pale yellow-green color.

Posted by: tumbleweed at December 05, 2018 05:53 AM (RrtlF)

728 201 The same people who are offended by Baby it's Cold Outside are the ones who buy rap music, right?
Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at December 04, 2018 10:52 PM (jp0Bv)

This is the real question.

Posted by: m at December 05, 2018 05:54 AM (eJj1Q)

729
@727
ya, green is an unusual color for a comet.

It's a regular visitor, comes out of the vicinity of Jupiter every 4-5 years. (according to the interwebs.)




Posted by: Small Dud at December 05, 2018 05:59 AM (hrcfq)

730 But will the Democrats here try it?

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 05:01 AM


Time to buy a neon yellow vest. $6.69 on Amazon.

Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at December 05, 2018 06:01 AM (e7O7B)

731 Zod has flown in a C-23. It is not recommended.

Posted by: Zod at December 05, 2018 06:01 AM (hgpSN)

732 The same people who are offended by Baby it's Cold Outside are the ones who buy rap music, right?

Since Bill Cosby is the person responsible for making adulterated drinks for the purpose of date rape common knowledge, and Bill Cosby is black, any offense to the song is racist.

Posted by: SJW who hasn't thought it through yet at December 05, 2018 06:05 AM (e7O7B)

733 Not a fan of rape or hip-hop.

Posted by: Zod at December 05, 2018 06:06 AM (hgpSN)

734 Prager yesterday said same people claiming Baby its Cold Outside is rapey are the ones advocating mixed gender college dorms.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 06:06 AM (/rm4P)

735 Posted by: SJW who hasn't thought it through yet at December 05, 2018 06:05 AM (e7O7B)

The "who hasn't thought it through yet" part is redundant.

Posted by: m at December 05, 2018 06:08 AM (eJj1Q)

736 The same people who are offended by Baby it's Cold Outside are the ones who buy rap music, right?


These same people support the daily murder of the unborn. Hard to take them seriously about morality.

Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2018 06:09 AM (cS3Yq)

737 Urban hip -hop is mostly very foul language music. I do have to hear it occasionally at work.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 06:09 AM (/rm4P)

738 Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 06:09 AM (/rm4P)

It's after 6!

Posted by: m at December 05, 2018 06:09 AM (eJj1Q)

739 And Good Morning Glories!


The Mueller Investigation is being sued by someone named Corsi.

Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2018 06:11 AM (cS3Yq)

740 734 Prager yesterday said same people claiming Baby its Cold Outside is rapey are the ones advocating mixed gender college dorms.
Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 06:06 AM (/rm4P)

Sounds cooler then it is.

I think I've pointed out before that a girl I dated in college lived in a mix-gender dorm floor with shared bathrooms.

It was awkward as fuck.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 06:12 AM (GBteo)

741 Holy Crap, just read The Federalist article on the vote rigging system in California, bottom line, in perhaps as few as one or two election cycles there will be no GOP elected reps, Senators down to dog catcher in that state.

One of the insane new laws lets election officials count ballots up to a week after the election, which will basically allow them to overcome any lead that a GOP candidate might have which has already happened in at least 8 races in California where the GOP candidate had the lead on election night and Donk election officials simply vote harvested their way to victory.


I really hope this shit bite Kevin McCarthy in the ass as he seems content to do nothing about this outrage.

The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 05, 2018 06:13 AM (qxq6t)

742 When chainsaws are outlawed only idiots will have chainsaws

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 05, 2018 06:14 AM (JFO2v)

743 http://www.thediplomad.com
Bush 41

No mail today, and all those Leftist government workers get a holiday for the death of someone they despise.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 06:14 AM (/rm4P)

744 Hey, Kreplach. Farmer left us a thank-you note at 153 above.

Posted by: m at December 05, 2018 06:14 AM (eJj1Q)

745 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2018 06:15 AM (hyuyC)

746
Average low temperature for Philly area on this date:

34 degrees. Current temperature 20 degrees.

Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at December 05, 2018 06:16 AM (e7O7B)

747
Good morning, Hordians

Let's get out there and shame the lunatics by living a good life today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 05, 2018 06:16 AM (LsBY9)

748 Breitbart:The National Football Leagues 2018 ad revenue has sharply declined due to the crashing television ratings the league suffered in 2016 and 2017, according to reports.

Fuk the NFL owners. I hope they have cancel their Bentley order and get a Mercedes.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 05, 2018 06:16 AM (JFO2v)

749 Harry Paratestes

Separate bathrooms is a useful accommodation to keep Western Civ going.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2018 06:17 AM (hyuyC)

750 There were lots of blog articles on vote harvesting , linked one a few mornings ago laying out possible ways Democrats could use it to their advantage, cheating of course.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 06:17 AM (/rm4P)

751 744 Hey, Kreplach. Farmer left us a thank-you note at 153 above.
Posted by: m at December 05, 2018 06:14 AM (eJj1Q)

Oops, it was Krebs vs. Carnot.

Posted by: m at December 05, 2018 06:18 AM (eJj1Q)

752 Average low temperature for Philly area on this date:

34 degrees. Current temperature 20 degrees.
Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at December 05, 2018 06:16 AM (e7O7B)

17 degrees here in NH. Cold.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 06:19 AM (GBteo)

753 749 Harry Paratestes

Separate bathrooms is a useful accommodation to keep Western Civ going.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2018 06:17 AM (hyuyC)

Everyone was uncomfortable with the set up. Girls showered in bathing suits.

idk, it was just weird.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 06:20 AM (GBteo)

754 Listening to Colin Chin's "Intruding on a Silence".

A CD of subtle and atmospheric melodies.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2018 06:20 AM (hyuyC)

755 Separate bathrooms is a useful accommodation to keep Western Civ going.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2018 06:17 AM (hyuyC)

And You probably think that men do not have periods!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 05, 2018 06:20 AM (JFO2v)

756
Any lawyer types around? Fourth amendment question. Is it a 'reasonable search' to detain an employee after working hours to force a drug test? At what point on the clock does it become unreasonable? One minute, five minutes, one hour, 24 hours?

Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at December 05, 2018 06:20 AM (e7O7B)

757 750 the short of it is anyone can go door to door, collecct mail in votes, filled in or not and turn in those they want to or change to their liking.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 06:20 AM (/rm4P)

758 Any lawyer types around? Fourth amendment question. Is it a 'reasonable search' to detain an employee after working hours to force a drug test? At what point on the clock does it become unreasonable? One minute, five minutes, one hour, 24 hours?
Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at December 05, 2018 06:20 AM (e7O7B)

...like for the cops to detain an employee or for a work place to?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 06:21 AM (GBteo)

759 Ballot Harvesting is looking at the voter roles to see who didn't vote and then taking an absentee ballot to them and 'helping' them fill it out correctly. Then taking all those ballots back to the precinct to be counted.

Posted by: Small Dud at December 05, 2018 06:21 AM (hrcfq)

760 Harry Paratestes

We normals have used 5,000 or so years of cultural learning to make society work.

Except the Left has a better idea ...

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2018 06:22 AM (hyuyC)

761 753 749 Harry Paratestes

Separate bathrooms is a useful accommodation to keep Western Civ going.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2018 06:17 AM (hyuyC)

Everyone was uncomfortable with the set up. Girls showered in bathing suits.

idk, it was just weird.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 06:20 AM (GBteo)

I am sure I have read that some school added private showers now

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 05, 2018 06:23 AM (JFO2v)

762 ...like for the cops to detain an employee or for a work place to?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 06:21 AM

Work place.

Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at December 05, 2018 06:23 AM (e7O7B)

763 There may be employment laws on drug testing or keeping people late for the purposes of drug testing, especially if the employee is clocked out and hourly, but the 4th amendment wouldn't apply unless, I suppose, you work for the government, then maybe. But even then, "reasonable" is pretty ... eh.

If they physically held you against your will, then maybe you'd have a tort action for false imprisonment?

if they just said, "we need you to wait until we're set up for a drug test" with the implied threat that you'd lose your job if you left... well, again, there might be an employment law issue there -- I don't know.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 06:24 AM (GBteo)

764 Part of what I hear and read is peer pressure on those who think differently to go along with the new normal rules.
All these abnormal social experiments should bee tried personally your a h8er

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 06:24 AM (/rm4P)

765 rhennigantx

I spent years in the close confines of an all-male crew in my first ship. Men can be as moody as women, but are also socialized to snap out of it for the sake of the team.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2018 06:25 AM (hyuyC)

766 @759

And since the law allows for a week to tabulate the votes they can literally get at every non-voter or at least the number they need to overcome any deficit.

Unless the GOP challenges this shit they are going to cease to exist anywhere in California.

And remember, what happens in California doesn't stay in California.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 05, 2018 06:25 AM (qxq6t)

767 Morning all.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 06:25 AM (c3AZU)

768 I am sure I have read that some school added private showers now
Posted by: rhennigantx at December 05, 2018 06:23 AM (JFO2v)

The showers were separated by basically shower curtains. Kind of some privacy, but the curtains could move. Plus there was no where to put your clothes.

It looked like the shower area had been built high school locker room-style, then the curtains were added later as an after thought.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 06:26 AM (GBteo)

769 I called Bullshit on Mueller asking for no jail time for people caught up in the No Russia Collusion Scam. If I were the judge I would axe my clerk for the maximum and sentence them to that.

We cannot have 2 justice systems. Sorry you got caught spitting on sidewalk, but thems the rules.

Watch your cornhole!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 05, 2018 06:26 AM (JFO2v)

770 Gotta go, a usual not much more than 15 minutes commute yesterday took 25 starting late.
Have a great day.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 06:26 AM (/rm4P)

771 if they just said, "we need you to wait until we're set up for a drug test" with the implied threat that you'd lose your job if you left... well, again, there might be an employment law issue there -- I don't know.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 06:24 AM


Workplace is full of Jamaicans, notorious for weed abuse. Someone fired up a spliff in a common bathroom and all employees were told to wait for immediate drug test. Two and a half hours later they still had not secured the drug testing (paraphernalia?) stuff.



Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at December 05, 2018 06:29 AM (e7O7B)

772 rhennigantx

There are always outliers. One of them (a real jerk) happen to fall into the Caribbean Sea at 0200. He was not supposed to be on the weather decks.

The ship got pretty quiet when is was announced
"Man has been in the water for two hours." He was extremely lucky. He was picked up by a helo, alive, after 6 hours in the water. He was transferred off the ship after that.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2018 06:30 AM (hyuyC)

773 766
@759

And since the law allows for a week to tabulate the votes
they can literally get at every non-voter or at least the number they
need to overcome any deficit.

Unless the GOP challenges this shit they are going to cease to exist anywhere in California.

And remember, what happens in California doesn't stay in California.


Posted by: Kreplach at December 05, 2018 06:25 AM (qxq6t)
----------------------
So how is it a secret ballot if someone knows you haven't voted? Secret means more than just who you voted for.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 05, 2018 06:30 AM (UsCnO)

774 I spent years in the close confines of an all-male crew in my first ship. Men can be as moody as women, but are also socialized to snap out of it for the sake of the team.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2018 06:25 AM (hyuyC)

two words you dont want to hear in locker shower or head: Nice Dick!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 05, 2018 06:32 AM (JFO2v)

775
See, pot stays in your system for days and weeks. An immediate test is little better then one taken days later.

Since the issue was pot, they should know this.

Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at December 05, 2018 06:33 AM (e7O7B)

776 The desire for a one-party State is strong in Leftists.

I would think a suit on equal protection grounds would have a good shot.

Because with mail-in ballots and a jungle primary, non-Leftists have no political voice. By design.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2018 06:33 AM (hyuyC)

777 Wouldn't it be useful to set up the idea that smoking pot on the job is similar to drinking on the job?

And though alcohol Is legal, there is a time and place for it, which everyone already acknowledges?

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 06:33 AM (2c0p7)

778 Workplace is full of Jamaicans, notorious for weed abuse. Someone fired up a spliff in a common bathroom and all employees were told to wait for immediate drug test. Two and a half hours later they still had not secured the drug testing (paraphernalia?) stuff.

Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at December 05, 2018 06:29 AM (e7O7B)

Yeah. Well, I'm obviously not your lawyer and can't give you legal advice, if you think you have a cause of action, I'd seek out a local employment lawyer.

That being said... of course they drug tested everyone. Think of the lawsuit involved if they singled people out based on racial stereotypes. Hypothetically, if I were the lawyer of a company that had an issue with drug usage on site, I advise drug testing everyone as well.

And again, if you are hourly and weren't paid for the 2.5 hours you had to sit around, you may possibly be due some kind of back wages... but beyond that, what damages do you have to show beyond being inconvenienced?

Legality aside, it was a dick move on your companies part to inconvenience everyone like that, and would make me, as an employee, pretty bitter at my company.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 06:35 AM (GBteo)

779 rhennigantx

Heard there are guys that get a reputation for being meat-grazers. But that was after I left the Service.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2018 06:35 AM (hyuyC)

780 772 Salty

My uncle was on Navy sub hunters (I think first version of P3) in early sixties. Looking for Red October over North Sea. Even with the survival suit they flew in I think the could last about 15 mins in water.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 05, 2018 06:35 AM (JFO2v)

781 Cat and shrimp:

https://tinyurl.com/y872oqqu


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 06:35 AM (AllCR)

782 Harry yeah I would think being paid for time demanded in appearance, But i'd be pissed at the person that can't seem to understand personal responsibility to their employer and fellow employees, we're paid to work, not get high. Save that for after work.

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 06:38 AM (2c0p7)

783 Wouldn't it be useful to set up the idea that smoking pot on the job is similar to drinking on the job?

And though alcohol Is legal, there is a time and place for it, which everyone already acknowledges?
Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 06:33 AM (2c0p7)

Yeah. Most employment contracts I've seen have provisions for drug and alcohol testing if the company suspects someone is under the influence at work. Many have "random" testing provisions as well.

But there is a weird legal issue here -- marijuana is one of the few drugs that can be detectable in a persons body for upwards of a month after last use. But many companies, at their own behest, and at the urging of federal government "drug free work places" have zero tolerance for drug use.

So if you smoke marijuana on a Saturday in a state where it is legal (or, even more interestingly from a legal analysis stand point, have a prescription for medical marijuana), you could fail a drug test during the work week. Even if you've never smoked marijuana before or during work.

...Then what? Do you fire the employee? Even if he didn't break any (state) laws?

Eventually this stuff will make its way through the court system, but for now it's kind of a big question mark.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 06:38 AM (GBteo)

784 rhennigantx

The next year we had a sister ship lose a guy in the same waters. We got there in 10 minutes. Never surfaced.

My father was part of the intel crew in P-2V, A3-Ds and WVs detached to VQ-1.

Over the Sea of Japan. I agree with the 15 minutes.

One of his stories was dressing out in poopy suits and jumping in the Station pool. They all sank, and had to be fished out. Great for morale.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2018 06:39 AM (hyuyC)

785 How about a big old fuk u to all of the media that now praise PGHWB. No, I do not accept your stories. You are all liars and cheats. And to the sCrUNT that wrote the story about not to feel sorry of Scully the service dog or the bush family I hope to God you are barren and never have children!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 05, 2018 06:40 AM (JFO2v)

786 Part of what I hear and read is peer pressure on those who think differently to go along with the new normal rules.
All these abnormal social experiments should bee tried personally your a h8er
Posted by: Skip


I'm a H8R and proud of it.

I'm also an obstinate bastard.
You ask nicely and I'll decide if it is warranted.
Tell me I have to do something, and I'll dig in my heels and give you a big FU!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 06:40 AM (c3AZU)

787 Legality aside, it was a dick move on your companies part to inconvenience everyone like that, and would make me, as an employee, pretty bitter at my company.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 06:35 AM


'Dick move' is the right word. It could very well have been a resident of the facility who fired up the joint. Or an outside contractor.

I 'get' random drug testing of employees. No issue with that. But to detain all employees for drug testing purposes beyond their regular working hours? I don't think they have that right.

If they do have that 'right' then I don't want to work for them anymore.

Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at December 05, 2018 06:41 AM (e7O7B)

788 Have a serene day, everyone.

May every traffic light turn green as you approach.

And may no knuckleheads be around you on the road.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2018 06:41 AM (hyuyC)

789 and Stay out of my Bathroom! (bedroom Doctors exam abortion) , since when is my body not my own. what mixed messages we are expected to live by.

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 06:41 AM (2c0p7)

790
@283 and there are FEDERAL Regulations about mandatory drug testing for certain Regulated occupations such as interstate truck driver.

Trucking companies are required to randomly test drivers and testing positive for drug use is an automatic disqualification for employment.

Posted by: Small Dud at December 05, 2018 06:42 AM (hrcfq)

791 Nacly, have a lovely day.

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 06:43 AM (2c0p7)

792 764 Part of what I hear and read is peer pressure on those who think differently to go along with the new normal rules.
All these abnormal social experiments should bee tried personally your a h8er
Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 06:24 AM (/rm4P)

Skip

It is calvin ball with lucy rules! Makes the carney games at the fair look unrigged. You are meant to lose!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 05, 2018 06:44 AM (JFO2v)

793 @283 and there are FEDERAL Regulations about mandatory drug testing for certain Regulated occupations such as interstate truck driver.

Trucking companies are required to randomly test drivers and testing positive for drug use is an automatic disqualification for employment.

Posted by: Small Dud at December 05, 2018 06:42 AM (hrcfq)

Right. And even tangentially related industries fall under DOT regulations. My buddies brother works at a company that makes some kind of aftermarket part for trucks (I forget the details, but they're unimportant), and even he needs to get drug tested by federal law.

Here's an interesting one, though: a family friend has a medical marijuana card and a CDL. He doesn't usually do OTR anymore, but he owns a company that has an OTR contract.

Switch up that fact pattern a bit -- say it's one of his OTR drivers who has the medical card. What happens if he fails a drug test for marijuana while back home in MA (a state that has legalized marijuana for even recreational use), with no accusation that he was driving high.

Now what?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 06:47 AM (GBteo)

794 789 and Stay out of my Bathroom! (bedroom Doctors exam abortion) , since when is my body not my own. what mixed messages we are expected to live by.
Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 06:41 AM (2c0p7)

CHOICE
schools nope!
union dues hell no!
prostitution go to jail!
cancer drugs you and doc go to jail!
land use you must (or must not) grow corn to burn in SUVs!

There is no such thing as CHOICE in our society!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 05, 2018 06:47 AM (JFO2v)

795 Today's Scripture passage:

Yours, O Lord is the greatness and the power
and the glory and the majesty and the splendor. for everything in heaven and on earth is yours.

Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom, you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; You are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, O God, we give you thanks and praise your glorious name.


1st Chronicles 29:11-13

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 06:48 AM (AllCR)

796 ...Then what? Do you fire the employee? Even if he didn't break any (state) laws?

Eventually this stuff will make its way through the court system, but for now it's kind of a big question mark.


Depends on the job market and if the company is located in a jurisdiction that recognizes that a company has a right to let employees go for any reason.

The reason could be that workers compensation insurance contract requires drug-free, or even a Morals & Character Clause. I think there are a number of school systems who have dismissed teachers for their risque social media.

Employee smokes dope on the weekends and runs a forklift during the week and the employer has no way of knowing at what times the employee was intoxicated - yep, get another employee, the liability risks are far too high.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 05, 2018 06:49 AM (boNFp)

797 " ... they should know this. "

The funniest thing I've read so far today.

*barely restrains rand about the f'ing ignorami wandering loose*
*ditto $#itty educational system turning them out*

Nobody ain't required to know nuffin no more.


G'mornin' everyone !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 05, 2018 06:49 AM (KVMek)

798 great DRT story

https://tinyurl.com/y8g2dvlx

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 05, 2018 06:50 AM (JFO2v)

799 I 'get' random drug testing of employees. No issue with that. But to detain all employees for drug testing purposes beyond their regular working hours? I don't think they have that right.

If they do have that 'right' then I don't want to work for them anymore.
Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at December 05, 2018 06:41 AM (e7O7B)

It depends what you mean by detain.

If they locked you in a room and physically barred you from leaving, then that's false imprisonment.

If it was more of a "you'll lose your job if you leave," then they're likely within their legal rights. Although, as I said, they may have to pay you for the time you sat around if you're hourly.

But I agree, I wouldn't want to work for a company that cared so little about my time that they'd make me sit around for hours after my shift ended because they suspected someone may have smoked marijuana.

But I could be wrong, employment law is nto something that I really care about typically. If you feel strongly about it, maybe consult with a local employment lawyer?

Different states also have differently protections and laws on these things, so you may have a case in your state. I don't know.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 06:50 AM (GBteo)

800 Harry, when I drove, I had a script for Xanax, and had a medical waiver for the use of. although even with that I was told I couldn't take it during working hours and drive by DMV, so i'd take it for sleep only, now I imagine they could have dragged me in if some error had occurred by me during working hours, but I was never tested with that. I imagine most companies use the Job Error to get out of responsibility for the error, Much like a guy being high and leans against a window sill, falls out (actually happened), but he smoked pot in the morning etc..?

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 06:52 AM (2c0p7)

801 Employee smokes dope on the weekends and runs a forklift during the week and the employer has no way of knowing at what times the employee was intoxicated - yep, get another employee, the liability risks are far too high.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 05, 2018 06:49 AM (boNFp)

Yeah, you'd have to find the right plaintiff.

Heavy machinery operator would not be it.

If I were trying to get a marijuana test clause invalidated in employment contracts, I'd find some little old church going lady who bagged groceries or something and has a serious medical condition that requires a small amount of CBD in a vape pen, who had never previously used drugs, strictly used after work, and strictly used to not get high.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 06:53 AM (GBteo)

802 I just started using (freshmore) and encouraging students, prospective students and parents to use it, and it kind of caught on, Vahlbusch said.

Todays Fukn Idiot:

Jefford Vahlbusch (Appalachian State University)

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 05, 2018 06:53 AM (JFO2v)

803 . What happens if he fails a drug test for marijuana while back home in MA (a state that has legalized marijuana for even recreational use), with no accusation that he was driving high.

Find a different career that doesn't come with those restrictions.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 05, 2018 06:53 AM (boNFp)

804 800 Harry, when I drove, I had a script for Xanax, and had a medical waiver for the use of. although even with that I was told I couldn't take it during working hours and drive by DMV, so i'd take it for sleep only, now I imagine they could have dragged me in if some error had occurred by me during working hours, but I was never tested with that. I imagine most companies use the Job Error to get out of responsibility for the error, Much like a guy being high and leans against a window sill, falls out (actually happened), but he smoked pot in the morning etc..?
Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 06:52 AM (2c0p7)

Yeah. It's a weird intersection of laws.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 06:54 AM (GBteo)

805
Imagine you work for a hotel. There are 100 employees and 100 guests. Some of whom may have visitors. There could also be outside contractors in the building. One of these couple hundred people fires up a joint -- perhaps. Maybe it was 'only' a cigarette in a smoking prohibited facility.

What gives the employer the right to detain their employees after working hours for the purposes of an immediate drug test? For a drug test which is just as valid a week later?

That's my point. By the way ZERO chance the person who left before the test was administered would test hot.

Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at December 05, 2018 06:56 AM (e7O7B)

806 I just started using (freshmore) and encouraging students, prospective students and parents to use it, and it kind of caught on, Vahlbusch said.

Todays Fukn Idiot:

Jefford Vahlbusch (Appalachian State University)
Posted by: rhennigantx

Knowledge is good. Get some you clod.

P.S. WTF does a FreshMORE even mean?

Posted by: Emil Faber at December 05, 2018 06:57 AM (NeSSd)

807 little old church going lady who bagged groceries or something and has a serious medical condition ...

---

That really irritates me because the presumption is that only marijuana has the medicinal properties to treat the 'serious medical condition' and that no other treatment options exist.



Posted by: Small Dud at December 05, 2018 06:57 AM (hrcfq)

808 I think this is actually a good discussion on when you lose rights and who can regulate your conduct and behaviors. what you may eat, if you have a dangerous job, can regulating your personal activity , I think govt -states used to do this even by Moral conduct, for instance back in the 70s you weren't allowed to live with a lover and not be married ?

does any of my meandering thoughts make sense?

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 06:57 AM (2c0p7)

809 or do?*

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 06:58 AM (2c0p7)

810 WTF does a FreshMORE even mean?

Posted by: Emil Faber at December 05, 2018 06:57 AM (NeSSd)


FreshMORE sounds like a grocery store chain.

Posted by: RickZ at December 05, 2018 07:00 AM (Y8PSl)

811 What gives the employer the right to detain their employees after working hours for the purposes of an immediate drug test? For a drug test which is just as valid a week later?

That's my point. By the way ZERO chance the person who left before the test was administered would test hot.
Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at December 05, 2018 06:56 AM (e7O7B)

It's probably in your employment contract? I don't know.

Flip it around: if they suspect drug use on the premises, what bars them from trying to discover who used drugs? Especially since they could be held civilly liable if they knew about drug use, nothing was done, and then it turns out that someone was injured because an employee was high at work?

Like I said, if you feel strongly about it, consult a lawyer in your area who specializes in these things. You may be right, it may have been against some kind of employment law in your state. I don't know.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 07:01 AM (GBteo)

812 WTF does a FreshMORE even mean?

Posted by: Emil Faber at December 05, 2018 06:57 AM (NeSSd)

FreshMORE sounds like a grocery store chain.
Posted by: RickZ


You'd have to have a head of stone to not see that.

Posted by: Emil Faber at December 05, 2018 07:01 AM (NeSSd)

813 Back in olden times there were laws :
Some states have statutes which make cohabitation a criminal offense under adultery laws. Under one state's law, cohabitation means "regularly residing with an adult of the same or opposite sex, if the parties hold themselves out as a couple, and regardless of whether the relationship confers a financial benefit on the party receiving alimony.
(bing definition)

At the same time there was a thing called 'common law marriage.'

Posted by: Small Dud at December 05, 2018 07:01 AM (hrcfq)

814 Reflections OFF. name that song?

Posted by: saf at December 05, 2018 07:02 AM (5IHGB)

815 If I were trying to get a marijuana test clause invalidated in employment contracts...

I think you may have missed my reference to insurance contracts being the impediment.

An Actuarial performs a Sacred and Holy Computer Simulation on the very same computer used to predict our Global Warming Crisis and discovers, like cigarette smoking, that abusing Schedule I narcotics has a measurable risk and associated cost to that risk.

That risk is then used to calculate the terms of an insurance contract with an employer that covers his employees. Lets say that the employer can only get the Super Saver rate if he only covers non smokers/junkies.

The Fe'ral Government requires certain employers to provide insurance, but smokers/junkies won't be covered by the new insurance, so the Employer must make a decision, and that decision will be easily held up in court, and that is to require, as terms of employment that the employee is neither a smoker or junkie.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 05, 2018 07:03 AM (boNFp)

816 That really irritates me because the presumption is that only marijuana has the medicinal properties to treat the 'serious medical condition' and that no other treatment options exist.

Posted by: Small Dud at December 05, 2018 06:57 AM (hrcfq)

For a decent number of medical conditions, it is the least dangerous drug to use, and has the least side effects.

Certain seizure-related conditions have other drugs you can use, but they have horrific side effects.

Auto immune issues, pain issues, etc. etc. can all be managed with a drug with almost no side effects (marijuana), or drugs with serious side effects.

Which would you choose? Say you have a chronic back issue, with slipped disks or something serious. Would you rather use a synthetic opiate every day like oxy contin, or smoke a vape pen occasionally when your pain flares up?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 07:04 AM (GBteo)

817 FreshMORE sounds like a grocery store chain.
Posted by: RickZ


Yes, it does. LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 07:04 AM (AllCR)

818 813 Back in olden times there were laws :
Some states have statutes which make cohabitation a criminal offense under adultery laws. Under one state's law, cohabitation means "regularly residing with an adult of the same or opposite sex, if the parties hold themselves out as a couple, and regardless of whether the relationship confers a financial benefit on the party receiving alimony.
(bing definition)

At the same time there was a thing called 'common law marriage.'
Posted by: Small Dud at December 05, 2018 07:01 AM (hrcfq)

We have the same thing today on college campuses. People want to sleep ( or not sleep) together is great and wonderful. Until someone cries RAPE. Then all civil liberties get flushed down the toilet and the punishment is handed out, then the crime determined, and finally a moch hearing.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 05, 2018 07:06 AM (JFO2v)

819 Freshmore, sounds like feminine products

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 07:06 AM (2c0p7)

820 The Fe'ral Government requires certain employers to provide insurance, but smokers/junkies won't be covered by the new insurance, so the Employer must make a decision, and that decision will be easily held up in court, and that is to require, as terms of employment that the employee is neither a smoker or junkie.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 05, 2018 07:03 AM (boNFp)

I'm not so sure. I know some companies charge premiums on their insurance if you use tobacco, but I don't know of any company that bars employment for people who smoke. I'm not sure if that would be held up in court. Maybe.

Put another way -- can a company say "we won't hire obese people because we have a super saver insurance program that doesn't cover people with a BMI above 30"?

Do you think that would hold up in court?

I don't know the answer, but I suspect it would be challenged.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 07:06 AM (GBteo)

821 Where's JJ?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 05, 2018 07:08 AM (mpXpK)

822 Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 07:04 AM

You win the internets for the day.

The trend is clear. States rights are going to nullify the Federal Marijuana legislation and then we will discover the unintended side effects long after I'm dead and buried.

Posted by: Small Dud at December 05, 2018 07:08 AM (hrcfq)

823 Christmas according to kids-I think I posted this last year. It's a video. Cute and funny:

https://tinyurl.com/ydebkdrp

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 07:08 AM (AllCR)

824 CPL may have bailed on his presidential aspirations but now entering the ring is another Deimoscr@p challenger - Beta Beano who met with Gaylord Merkin Focker the Wurst in DC on Nov 16th.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 05, 2018 07:09 AM (sVaFQ)

825 You win the internets for the day.

The trend is clear. States rights are going to nullify the Federal Marijuana legislation and then we will discover the unintended side effects long after I'm dead and buried.

Posted by: Small Dud at December 05, 2018 07:08 AM (hrcfq)

Ha. Well, I'm not trying to win the internets. It's just a really interesting issue.

Especially since states are, as you say, essentially nullifying a federal law.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 07:11 AM (GBteo)

826 LOL

"ESPN: Washington Redskins not likely to sign Colin Kaepernick, Jay Gruden says"

Posted by: sinalco at December 05, 2018 07:11 AM (yODqO)

827 I, personally, am not a big fan of marijuana. I find it makes me listless, lazy, and boring.

I don't think I could get anywhere near as much done in life if I was sitting around smoking pot every day.

That being said... ::shrug::.

...and I really can't judge -- I drink alcohol, which has as many if not more side effects as marijuana.

Plus I know too many people who swear by the medical effects of marijuana to think there's no truth to the claims.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 07:13 AM (GBteo)

828
Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 07:11 AM

Ya, I also should mention the unintended corrupting influences of trafficking in contraband, i.e. The War On Drugs, Sex Workers, Cheap undocumented labor.

Either way, human nature is what it is.

Posted by: Small Dud at December 05, 2018 07:13 AM (hrcfq)

829 Hey did you hear that the fate of The Weekly Standard is in question?

Posted by: freaked at December 05, 2018 07:18 AM (UdKB7)

830 Since today is an early hospital day we just had to be late with the EMT.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 05, 2018 07:18 AM (mpXpK)

831 Put another way -- can a company say "we won't hire obese people because we have a super saver insurance program that doesn't cover people with a BMI above 30"?

I have heard of such companies. The law prohibits discrimination on a number of things, but not necessarily a certain BMI - unless the candidate can somehow demonstrate that the prohibited BMI is a result of a medical ailment, then the ADA laws kick in.


There are health sharing plans that require regular church attendance, no substance abuse, no to very little alcohol, a host of other behavioral criteria and either an acceptable BMI or on a measurable and achievable plan to reach a certain BMI.

Also, for the record, I am all for Employer Rights to where if an Employer wakes up one day and decides the office staff is to be nothing more than 18-24 single women with daddy issues, or for that matter nothing but H1-Bs. More power to them.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 05, 2018 07:19 AM (boNFp)

832 829
Hey did you hear that the fate of The Weekly Standard is in question?

Posted by: freaked at December 05, 2018 07:18 AM (UdKB7


You must have missed the whole thread dedicated to that yesterday.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 05, 2018 07:19 AM (mpXpK)

833 'You must have missed the whole thread dedicated to that yesterday.'

Oops frtgot the /S

Posted by: freaked at December 05, 2018 07:21 AM (UdKB7)

834 ...and I really can't judge -- I drink alcohol, which has as many if not more side effects as marijuana.

Plus I know too many people who swear by the medical effects of marijuana to think there's no truth to the claims.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes

Tried marijuana, it's a nice buzz but would make me thirsty. So I would drink a beer. Decided it was easier to drink a beer...or two.
What I don't get is, the marijuana crowd seems like they want to be high all the time and it should be legal to be that way. I guess MADD has to rethink it's name.

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2018 07:21 AM (8ikIW)

835 The question about the Weekly Standard should be, will Capt. Billi Krystol Magnum go down with the cruise ship along with the portrait of Emperor Gaylord Merkin Focker the Wurst?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 05, 2018 07:22 AM (sVaFQ)

836 Billi Krystol Magnum go down with the cruise ship along with the portrait of Emperor Gaylord Merkin Focker the Wurst?
Posted by: Anna Puma

And will the orchestra play as it sinks beneath the waves?

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2018 07:23 AM (8ikIW)

837 The concensus is the WS will be gone before the end of the week,.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 05, 2018 07:23 AM (mpXpK)

838 Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 05, 2018 07:19 AM (boNFp)

Yeah, "being fat" is definitely not a protected class.

I agree -- in a perfect world, I should be able to hire whoever I want. But I suspect there would be legal challenges to a company that tried too hard to regulate behavior that takes place out of work. ...And I also kind of have an issue with companies who do that.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 07:23 AM (GBteo)

839 Billi Krystol Magnum go down with the cruise ship along with the portrait of Emperor Gaylord Merkin Focker the Wurst?
Posted by: Anna Puma

And will the orchestra play as it sinks beneath the waves?
Posted by: Bruce


'Nearer my God to Thee' wouldn't be appropriate in this case.

Posted by: Emil Faber at December 05, 2018 07:23 AM (NeSSd)

840 838 I agree -- in a perfect world, I should be able to
hire whoever I want. But I suspect there would be legal challenges to a
company that tried too hard to regulate behavior that takes place out of
work. ...And I also kind of have an issue with companies who do that.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 07:23 AM (GBteo)

My old company used to do that big time.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 05, 2018 07:24 AM (mpXpK)

841 Tried marijuana, it's a nice buzz but would make me thirsty. So I would drink a beer. Decided it was easier to drink a beer...or two.
What I don't get is, the marijuana crowd seems like they want to be high all the time and it should be legal to be that way. I guess MADD has to rethink it's name.
Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2018 07:21 AM (8ikIW)

Sure, people can be high on marijuana all the time, just like people can be drunk all the time if they so desire.

It's not a very functional way to go through life, and it'll be very difficult to get a job.

But on the flip side, god knows how many millions of people are walking around full of xanax and oxy contins all day.

...It's a complicated issue.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 07:25 AM (GBteo)

842 And will the orchestra play as it sinks beneath the waves?
Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2018 07:23 AM (8ikIW)

In the Navy??

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 05, 2018 07:25 AM (JFO2v)

843 838 I agree -- in a perfect world, I should be able to
hire whoever I want. But I suspect there would be legal challenges to a
company that tried too hard to regulate behavior that takes place out of
work. ...And I also kind of have an issue with companies who do that.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 07:23 AM (GBteo)

Although the far left SCOTUS of the 70s and 80s manufactured all kinds of "discrimination" that was prohibited that is not in the Civil Rights Act they never got around to being morbidly obese as a "right".

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 05, 2018 07:26 AM (mpXpK)

844 Kristol chose....poorly.


/Trump Curse

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 05, 2018 07:26 AM (oVJmc)

845 The trend is clear. States rights are going to nullify the Federal Marijuana legislation and then we will discover the unintended side effects long after I'm dead and buried.

One interesting side-effect will be:
Employer terminates employee for testing positive for marijuana in a state that decriminalized recreational marijuana - can that employee collect Enemployment Compensation?

Another interesting side-effect:
Current ATF Form 4473 11e prohibits the sale of firearms to anyone who uses marijuana. How many gun-grabbers in pro-marijuana states aregoing to exploit that?


Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 05, 2018 07:26 AM (boNFp)

846 In the Navy??
Posted by: rhennigantx


HA!! Now there's a mental picture.

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2018 07:26 AM (8ikIW)

847 'Nearer my God to Thee' wouldn't be appropriate in this case'

My heaaaart will go o... glub glub

Posted by: freaked at December 05, 2018 07:27 AM (UdKB7)

848 Nood!

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at December 05, 2018 07:27 AM (xQfPr)

849 in a perfect world, I should be able to hire whoever I want.

--

In my idle day dreams of winning the lottery, I wonder if one could discriminate based on political ideology?

No conservatives need apply?

Posted by: Small Dud at December 05, 2018 07:27 AM (hrcfq)

850 Although the far left SCOTUS of the 70s and 80s manufactured all kinds of "discrimination" that was prohibited that is not in the Civil Rights Act they never got around to being morbidly obese as a "right".
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 05, 2018 07:26 AM (mpXpK)

Right, but if I were in-house counsel at a company, I'd be verrry wary of them trying to implement any kind of blatantly discriminatory employment policy, even if it was against a non-protected class (like obese people.)

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 07:27 AM (GBteo)

851 rhennigantx,

Billi Krystol Magnum in biker leathers....

Brain bleach!

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 05, 2018 07:28 AM (sVaFQ)

852 .And I also kind of have an issue with companies who do that.

In Texas there is the 30.06 law which permits businesses to deny concealed carry on their premises. Recently the 30.07 law was added to cover open carry.

Life Time Fitness prohibits both concealed and open carry so members are not permited by law to bring their firearms into the facility. While the company has the Right to deny a citizen their 2nd Amendment Right (go figure how private property "rights" in today's fascist world override actual constitutionally enumerated civil rights), there is the wonderful added benefit for the criminal class - go wander the parking lot looking for NRA, hunting or other 2A bumperstickers and break into those cars - most likely having firearms in them.

As Life Time Fitness member recently discovered.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 05, 2018 07:33 AM (boNFp)

853 Funny thing is, since the ban on the song everywhere I have gone is playing stores, radio in rotation sometimes twice!
I think the push back on snowflakes has begun.
"Baby, it's cold outside!"

Posted by: obsidian at December 05, 2018 11:29 AM (7+yqP)

854 If you're going to tick off the neo-Puritans, go for the gold: https://tinyurl.com/kej8fbb

Posted by: aelfheld at December 05, 2018 01:25 PM (IxDhF)

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