French Police Union Calls Upon Non-Essential Personnel to Strike This Saturday, In Support of the Yellow Jackets

The Vigi-Ministere d'Interieur describes itself, on its twitter page, as:

Union of personnel of of all groups and all ranks of the Ministry of the Interior and the Police National. Protect colleagues and not the Administration.

They tweeted:



Which means:

Warning of an unlimited strike filed to start 8 December. Same fight as that of the Yellow Jackets for [retaining/increasing] purchasing power. Messeiurs Castaner and Macron, you are going to finally hear us.

A couple of points: I think you have to file with the government for strikes in France, hence the reference to "filed." Also, I don't know for a fact, but I imagine an "unlimited strike" is where you walk off the job entirely, as opposed to a limited one, which would be tactical absenteeism/deliberate slowdowns, of the "Blue Flu" variety.

But I don't know.

From L'Express:

The Union of Police, Vigi-Ministere de l'Interieur, has filed a notice for an unlimited strike to start Saturday December 8.

The union of police and administrative personal Vigi-Ministere [etc.; hereafter, Vigi] rallies to the side of the Yellow Jackets. The union as filed this Tuesday a notice for an unlimited strike to begin Saturday December 8 2018, for personnel in administrative, technical, or scientific areas, office workers and cooks of the police national, the same day of "Act IV" of the Yellow Jackets in Paris."


"The demands made by the Yellow Jacket movement, concern us all. It is time to organize legally and be in solidarity with them, for the benefit of all. We are concerned because we are part of the people."

...

The union has its own beefs with the government over pay increases, overtime pay, and the price of gas.


"Active duty personnel not having the right to strike, we scheme [their word! Maybe it doesn't have quite the same meaning in French!] to call a strike for the support personnel who do have the right," explained Alexandre Langlois, the secretary general of Vigi, contacted by the Express. "There's a true boiling point among the police, and most of them are in solidarity with the movement," he declared.

I saw another website which quoted him further as saying: "Without technical staff and without kichen workers, the CRS companies would be immoblized."

The mention of the French CRS in this context is especially interesting. Wikipedia says this of the CRS:

The Compagnies Republicaines de Securite, abbreviated CRS, are the general reserve of the French National Police. They are primarily involved in general security missions but the task for which they are best known is crowd and riot control.

Related: The French government has extended the suspension of the increase in gas and diesel taxes through all of 2019, instead of just for six months.



More: Good post about the the meltdown in Western Europe.


This isn't 1968. This is no ordinary development. Reportedly, 84% of French people in the latest poll support the protests, and their top concerns are the burdensome "climate" regulations, which are undermining every aspect of their economic lives, and the uncontrollable social impacts of mass migration into their country. As Alain said to Rebel media in the video, they've simply had enough.

Notably, their country is seen as a refuge for others. But for the French, there is no refuge from policies that are destroying their way of life -- because the EU idea is designed to deny them any such shelter. That is its very purpose.

In fact, the political idea to which the UN migration compact bears the most resemblance is the EU's. Both are about a systematic undoing of borders and denial of local discretion over boundaries and standards.

Yet the protests don't articulate that clearly. They are more of a cri de coeur against side effects than a forensic political manifesto against a misguided treatment regimen. It's as if no one has the political language now in which to articulate such a manifesto. Nothing that's real fits what we know how to talk about.

There is much more to say on this topic. To say it in an organized way would take longer than I have tonight. I don't see this in Eastern Europe, nor necessarily in all of Western Europe. But in the northwest from which the Western culture of today has most recently been incubated -- Germany, France, the UK, and the British Isles, the Low Countries, Scandinavia -- my eyes perceive a grand derangement: a great disordering. Among the national leaders, there is a strange mix of obsession and fecklessness, as if they can't help themselves, and can't stop doing things that don't even make sense.

By the way, some are arguing that the Yellow Jackets are no friends of the right because they're pro-socialist. Undoubtedly, many are: These protests attract a wide swath of support, 78% in the latest poll (!!! -- a bit different from the 84% the article mentions). Of course there are super-socialists in a movement so large.

But this is widely described as a very "unorganized" and even "apolitical" rebellion as well. I'm not sure you could actually find some coherent political agenda -- in "traditional vocabulary," as this author says -- that describes even half of those part of the movement.

What it is a rebellion against the way things are now. That seems to be the only definite point of wide agreement. I don't know if there is much agreement on what should come next.

It's always a bit silly to project one's own political agenda on to some foreign tumult one knows little about, but I think this might just be an expression of inchoate rejection of an incestuous and incompetent "elite" which is now as insulated from the people they're supposed to represent as alien overseers controlling an entirely separate species.


Posted by: Ace of Spades at 04:41 PM




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1 My boss is on his way over to Paris tonight. His apartment is very near where these protests have been occurring.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at December 05, 2018 04:42 PM (jxbfJ)

2 first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 04:42 PM (q8oeS)

3 dammit!

In addition:

Unimaginative gray box joke.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 04:42 PM (q8oeS)

4 th

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at December 05, 2018 04:43 PM (jxbfJ)

5 This could get interesting.

Posted by: Bosk at December 05, 2018 04:43 PM (9m9TT)

6 Jupiter Falling - A Wachowski Monsterpersons Production

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 05, 2018 04:43 PM (ZVAmm)

7 A night in the box! A night in the box!

Posted by: The Reverend Horton Heat at December 05, 2018 04:43 PM (zUD19)

8 Asking French government employees to not work I suspect is not a stretch.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 05, 2018 04:43 PM (oVJmc)

9 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSdzIA6ra8c

Posted by: The Reverend Horton Heat at December 05, 2018 04:44 PM (zUD19)

10 Is it boxing day already?

Posted by: Benji Carver at December 05, 2018 04:45 PM (OD2ni)

11 Oh boy, this is getting good

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 05, 2018 04:45 PM (bQtop)

12 Huh. I wonder if this is tactical or genuine.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at December 05, 2018 04:45 PM (RD7QR)

13

Hmm, Frog unions need permission to strike? I find myself intrigued by this, but not enough to request a newsletter. It'd be in Fwench which I don't grok anyway.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 04:45 PM (HaL55)

14 The situation in Paris isn't just black and white, but shades of grey.

Posted by: johnd01 at December 05, 2018 04:46 PM (ukNFU)

15 This is a dark subject

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 04:46 PM (/rm4P)

16 French Police Union Calls Upon Non-Essential Personnel to Strike This Saturday



They may want to rephrase that. Because, if I were in charge, and someone showed me a list of non-essential employees, I'd fire them.

That's one way to start lowering taxes.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 04:46 PM (c3AZU)

17
they just dont do socialism right in fraance we will get it ri ght then take ovr tha private property of the racists

Posted by: rumunda at December 05, 2018 04:46 PM (e7O7B)

18 Every man writing a comment about the box spends the night on the Maginot Line.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 05, 2018 04:46 PM (FTlwv)

19 What the USA doesn't realize is that the rest of Europe just assumes French is rioting all the time anyway

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 04:46 PM (39g3+)

20 This is a physical manifestation and metaphor for the degradation of the West.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 05, 2018 04:46 PM (qxq6t)

21 Are they gonna storm the Bastille again?

I think the Bastille is the oldest thing in Paris that Macron hasn't stuck his dick inside yet.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 05, 2018 04:46 PM (ZVAmm)

22 Is there a box somewhere, or is it camouflaged?

This is a lot like hunting deer in western Washington.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 05, 2018 04:46 PM (UsCnO)

23 I think one of the reasons they are wearing the yellow safety vests is in protest of the fact that they legally have to have a yellow safety vest in their cars. Part of the government over reach they are protesting.

Posted by: GregV61 at December 05, 2018 04:47 PM (FLpne)

24 Should be a fun weekend to visit Paris, which I would do except I'm not rich and, well, it's Paris.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 05, 2018 04:47 PM (z79tQ)

25 Fuel tax= riots

Country invaded by Muslims= meh

The French

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 05, 2018 04:47 PM (bQtop)

26 Actually most of France is probably non essential personal

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 04:47 PM (/rm4P)

27
My neon yellow vest should arrive tomorrow. I looking forward to walking back and forth in front of the 'hate has no homies here' neighbor.

Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at December 05, 2018 04:48 PM (e7O7B)

28 *buying a yellow jacket myself*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 04:48 PM (xJa6I)

29 Saturday would be a good day for a robbery in Paris.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2018 04:48 PM (/tuJf)

30 No Box anymore, Ace got to it before comment 20.

But when your riot police go on strike.... that's not a good sign for the powers that be.

The French 5th Republic has lasted a lot longer than the first 4.

If this continues, maybe not for much longer? Open revolt by government agencies usually is not a good sign of a stable government.

Posted by: Vanceone at December 05, 2018 04:48 PM (zzW7w)

31 I think the Bastille is the oldest thing in Paris that Macron hasn't stuck his dick inside yet.
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 05, 2018 04:46 PM (ZVAmm)

That's just mean.
I laughed though.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 05, 2018 04:48 PM (z79tQ)

32 Ladies and gentleman, the burning times are upon us.

Posted by: T at December 05, 2018 04:48 PM (6tof4)

33 Ace is getting to practice his French again.

Posted by: m at December 05, 2018 04:48 PM (eJj1Q)

34 A regime's ultimate strength is coercion. When you lose the people who perform that task for you, your days are numbered.

We speculated about their Army a day or two back.

I suspect now they would support the strikers.

Macron is finished.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 05, 2018 04:48 PM (AM1GF)

35
Why strike now? I thought Macron (sp?) capitulated and the tax is off.

Posted by: Blond M. at December 05, 2018 04:48 PM (hrcfq)

36 "Actually most of France is probably non essential personnel"

I hear that!

Posted by: Edward the Black Prince at December 05, 2018 04:49 PM (0HNJ/)

37 Just for the record : are we fur or agin the yellow breasted Frogs?

Posted by: The people across the aisle want us silenced at best,dead at worst at December 05, 2018 04:49 PM (FUJZT)

38 Ace is getting to practice his French again.
Posted by: m



Toot sweet!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 04:49 PM (c3AZU)

39 I thought the nickname for police in France was "les flics" (the flies)?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 05, 2018 04:49 PM (ctuyM)

40 Aha never change Ace.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 05, 2018 04:49 PM (ZVAmm)

41 Tres interessante!

Posted by: Huck Follywood, drinking commences soon at December 05, 2018 04:49 PM (LISuA)

42 WTF? We're BACK to gray boxes? How's that work?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 04:50 PM (c3AZU)

43 The Police in France are seriously handicapped against enforcing the law and protecting themselves, even.

Hopefully something catches fire in France and burns long enough for something healthy to grow in it's wake.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 04:50 PM (xJa6I)

44 I feel grey.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at December 05, 2018 04:50 PM (pw+jk)

45

Actually most of France is probably non essential personal

Their cooks and their vintenrs, vintenrs, winemakers. Those are the essential Frogs.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 04:50 PM (HaL55)

46 The whole yellow jacket thing baffles me. They're protesters, fighting the man, while wearing regulation uniforms the man requiers??

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 04:50 PM (39g3+)

47 35


Why strike now? I thought Macron (sp?) capitulated and the tax is off.





Posted by: Blond M. at December 05, 2018 04:48 PM (hrcfq)

Shhh.

The French are on a roll.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 05, 2018 04:50 PM (UsCnO)

48 Whoo Hoo!

Police Strike. Time to do some crime.

Now where did all those young fwance women go...

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 05, 2018 04:50 PM (1g7ch)

49 Gosh, I spoke too soon! Box randomly appearing/disappearing.

Macron will surrender (again). He has to; he's French, right?

Maybe Merkel should tell him what to do. French leadership types love surrendering to the Germans.

Posted by: Vanceone at December 05, 2018 04:50 PM (zzW7w)

50 The unreliability of our riot police underscores again my call for the creation of an EU Army!

With German troops the EU Army would easily gain victory over the situation!

Posted by: Emmanuel Macron at December 05, 2018 04:50 PM (DuAZ5)

51 Macron has a 23% approval rating, per Drudge.

May just had her dick slapped into the dirt by the House of Commons, and may be on her way out.

Merkel's party is about as popular as head lice.

*waves at the EU*

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2018 04:50 PM (Z4rgH)

52 37: Macron is the ultimate globalist shill. I'm for the yellow jackets as much as I can be for anything French without losing my red blooded Murican card.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 05, 2018 04:50 PM (ZVAmm)

53 It's a very gray scene, like when Bogie said "This is the start of a beautiful friendship"

Posted by: Huck Follywood, drinking commences soon at December 05, 2018 04:50 PM (LISuA)

54 I think the French leftist reaction to Macron is the same as if we had elected Jeb. The leftists would get everything they want but still call him Hitler, because with them its never the "what", only the "who". There is no substance in a mind that is told how to think.

Posted by: America's chickennnza at December 05, 2018 04:50 PM (vtd+q)

55 The Bastille got taken down stone by stone the year after the Revolution. It was in the place that now is the Concorde I think.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 04:51 PM (/rm4P)

56 simple fix: bring in Kraut police and they'll all fall in line.

Posted by: x at December 05, 2018 04:51 PM (nFwvY)

57 A regime's ultimate strength is coercion. When you lose the people who perform that task for you, your days are numbered.

We speculated about their Army a day or two back.

I suspect now they would support the strikers.

Macron is finished.
Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 05, 2018 04:48 PM (AM1GF)

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

He had better have the jet fueled, pilots on standby and stolen money wired to the non extradition Country of his choice.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 05, 2018 04:51 PM (ffYR/)

58 Why strike now? I thought Macron (sp?) capitulated and the tax is off.

Last I'd heard, he'd fake-capitulated, but the vests didn't even bother fake-deescalating. That is because he is so stupid he doesn't know that the vests aren't as stupid as he thinks they are.

Posted by: Sporkatus at December 05, 2018 04:51 PM (HtLSE)

59 18 Every man writing a comment about the box spends the night on the Maginot Line.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 05, 2018 04:46 PM (FTlwv)

What box--dammit.

Posted by: T at December 05, 2018 04:51 PM (6tof4)

60 It's like a campy woman's book in here.

Posted by: johnd01 at December 05, 2018 04:51 PM (ukNFU)

61 I feel so gray today

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 04:51 PM (xJa6I)

62 Vive la France!

Posted by: DR.WTF? at December 05, 2018 04:51 PM (T71PA)

63 *points and laughs at Macron*

Posted by: Votermom's phone on Happy Happy Joy Joy SpaceForce at December 05, 2018 04:51 PM (EGSGm)

64 We're all French now, and bleu.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at December 05, 2018 04:51 PM (+fPHo)

65 We are wearing our grey vests here. Les Francais are more colorful.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, drinking commences soon at December 05, 2018 04:52 PM (LISuA)

66 Why strike now? I thought Macron (sp?) capitulated and the tax is off.





Posted by: Blond M. at December 05, 2018 04:48 PM (hrcfq)


I don't think we're getting the whole story from our media. Who'da thunk it?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 05, 2018 04:52 PM (z79tQ)

67 Back to dark, wonder if we can get Anti-Fa to do the safety vest wear.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 04:52 PM (/rm4P)

68 Hey, hey, HEY it's grey today.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at December 05, 2018 04:52 PM (pw+jk)

69 18 Every man writing a comment about the box spends the night on the Maginot Line.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 05, 2018 04:46 PM (FTlwv)

What about any woman commenting about the box/a box/her box?

Posted by: Vanceone at December 05, 2018 04:52 PM (zzW7w)

70 42
WTF? We're BACK to gray boxes? How's that work?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 04:50 PM (c3AZU)

Didn't they switch back to the grey boxes in the movie Soylent Green, just before they captured Charles Heston?


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 05, 2018 04:52 PM (UsCnO)

71 The grey, it comes and goes.
The Tax was merely suspended by Macron. Not repealed. Besides, I think, but don't know because next to no coverage by our Pravda elites, spit, or only misdirection. They have other issues, which may include the invasion by the Muslims but we'll never know because RAYCISSSSSS

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at December 05, 2018 04:52 PM (+TuXx)

72 57: I hear St. Helena is lovely this time of year.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 05, 2018 04:52 PM (ZVAmm)

73 I will give Macron this, he's never had an eyebrow fall off in public.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 04:52 PM (39g3+)

74 He had better have the jet fueled, pilots on standby and stolen money wired to the non extradition Country shithole of his choice.


Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 04:53 PM (c3AZU)

75 Why so much gray? This ain't Seattle!

Posted by: T at December 05, 2018 04:53 PM (6tof4)

76 fighting the man, while wearing regulation uniforms the man requiers??

Martyrdom imagery. Like injured black marchers marching obviously injured, that sort of thing. "Look, you fuckers. I've been law-abiding. I've put up with your bullshit - look at this, your bullshit! - but I'm done." A highlight of past grievance once borne, but no longer.

Posted by: Sporkatus at December 05, 2018 04:53 PM (HtLSE)

77 In a normal country, the vests would be orange, but you know the French have always been yellow livered

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 05, 2018 04:53 PM (bQtop)

78 Le twat, c'est moi.

Posted by: Manny "Motherfucker" Macron at December 05, 2018 04:53 PM (ZVAmm)

79
Deja vu!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2018 04:53 PM (pNxlR)

80 Nazis march into Paris.. Oui Oui!

Gas tax? Now you got us riled up!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 05, 2018 04:53 PM (so+oy)

81 I blame it on the ont guy.

Posted by: Wow at December 05, 2018 04:53 PM (CZctn)

82 In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king.


We may never have a one eyed man in western civ again. Never will be one in the media.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at December 05, 2018 04:54 PM (pw+jk)

83 *Charlton Heston

damned software. I slammed Tim Cook in an earlier thread, it was his fault.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 05, 2018 04:54 PM (UsCnO)

84
The French government has extended the suspension of the increase in gas and diesel taxes through all of 2019, instead of just for six months.

Now we're all going to die because of global warming. We would have been saved if those treasonous rioters would have just submitted to the wisdom of their betters.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 05, 2018 04:54 PM (VgpiO)

85 Macron is polling lower in France than Kraft cheese and Boone's Farm.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 05, 2018 04:54 PM (ZVAmm)

86 Yeah you do have to give it to the French to march with a literal yellow stripe up their back like Yellowbelly on SCTV

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 04:54 PM (39g3+)

87 It's so nice of the police union to warn the criminals well enough in advance as to the nights the streets will be open to them!

How very French, eh?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 05, 2018 04:54 PM (so+oy)

88 46 The whole yellow jacket thing baffles me. They're protesters, fighting the man, while wearing regulation uniforms the man requiers??
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 04:50 PM (39g3+)

It's a taunt using a symbol of the overbearing government policy in the area of transportation. They need to have those vests in case of roadside emergency. Is it really that hard to grasp?

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at December 05, 2018 04:54 PM (zUD19)

89 When the Democrats vote in a Carbon Tax where are we starting to burn cars and riot? DC or Nancy Pelosi's house?

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 04:55 PM (/rm4P)

90 So are these "non-essential" police gonna loot and pillage the place?

Posted by: wth at December 05, 2018 04:55 PM (HgMAr)

91 is this schizophrenic ? the police will not have their meals provided as kitchen staff can strike, so police also understanding the peoples revolt because of gas prices also mention they want higher wages?

so govt raising fuel costs - taxes too high
police wanted higher pay- taxes too high.
but they'll stand with revolt of gas taxing- because too high?

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 04:55 PM (2c0p7)

92 Bon fires du Paris oui?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 05, 2018 04:55 PM (tjRMO)

93 So Trump is double the approval of both the french girly man and the communist woman from germany. AND that is with 103% negative media coverage of Trump.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at December 05, 2018 04:55 PM (pw+jk)

94 Europe is drifting into chaos. The EU elite gambled that nationalism was dead there, and they lost the gamble. It will be a nasty war, country by country..

Posted by: kraken at December 05, 2018 04:56 PM (iEQrt)

95 1 My boss is on his way over to Paris tonight. His apartment is very near where these protests have been occurring.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at December 05, 2018 04:42 PM (jxbfJ)


Does he have a balcony?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 05, 2018 04:56 PM (1g7ch)

96 In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king.


We may never have a one eyed man in western civ again. Never will be one in the media.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at December 05, 2018 04:54 PM (pw+jk)

At times I feel like Rodney Dangerfield.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 05, 2018 04:56 PM (z79tQ)

97 The whole yellow jacket thing baffles me. They're protesters, fighting the man, while wearing regulation uniforms the man requiers??

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 04:50 PM


I think it's a great symbol of government interference. A mandatory extraneous item required to be carried in a car for the highly unlikely chance that the car breaks down. When was the last time you saw someone walking down the road away from a broken down car? Then compute the number of cars that you've passed in your travels during the same period.

Nanny state shit that we suffer from daily.

Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at December 05, 2018 04:56 PM (e7O7B)

98 Actually, having a yellow safety vest in the car's jack kit is a good idea.

Do cops making a traffic stop don a safety vest before exiting their car to go see what's up with you, in the Corvette they just clocked at 128?

I got the Corvette and 128 mph thought because my new neighbor got ticketed in his at that speed driving down through GA coming to his new FL home. Told him he ought to get a personalized FL tag for his car that says DUDE.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at December 05, 2018 04:56 PM (+fPHo)

99 46 apparently vehicle owners/drivers are required to have the stupid yellow vest in the vehicle in case of breakdown

Posted by: the Butcher at December 05, 2018 04:56 PM (DIosY)

100 Don't try to figure it out too much. It's France. They get jittery when a Republic lasts for more than 40 years without a few guillotine parties.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 05, 2018 04:56 PM (ZVAmm)

101 71
The grey, it comes and goes.

The Tax was merely suspended by Macron. Not repealed. Besides, I
think, but don't know because next to no coverage by our Pravda elites,
spit, or only misdirection. They have other issues, which may include
the invasion by the Muslims but we'll never know because RAYCISSSSSS

So Ace keeps switching the boxes from grey to white, back to grey, and back to white.


Just like Macron and the taxes! Awesome use of irony, Ace!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 05, 2018 04:56 PM (UsCnO)

102 I think the essentials in this article are those that cook police meals?

im confused.

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 04:56 PM (2c0p7)

103 The blog is taking that hazy shade of winter literally

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 04:57 PM (/rm4P)

104 Macron and narrow ass granny bitch will look great in orange!

Posted by: Tentotwo at December 05, 2018 04:57 PM (yhf6w)

105 Saturday would be a good day for a robbery in Paris.
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Isn't robbery what started the protests?

Posted by: Methos at December 05, 2018 04:57 PM (kOpft)

106 Trudeau, this is your future if you raise taxes on maple syrup, poutine, or curling brooms.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 05, 2018 04:57 PM (ZVAmm)

107 "The French are on a roll."

Well, a croissant, maybe

Posted by: Boswell at December 05, 2018 04:58 PM (OjnQU)

108 Looks like it takes more than "universal medical care" to buy off the proles.

Posted by: MW at December 05, 2018 04:58 PM (hNTtn)

109

Now where did all those young fwance women go...

Can you force them to bathe before you force yourself on them? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 04:58 PM (HaL55)

110 I'm waiting for the Striking Riot Police to accidentially, whilst off duty but fully equipped, to sort of drift into a heavy Muslim area and crack some skulls that they can't do on duty.

Of course, this is France, so that's not likely to happen. That kind of thing would be much more likely in Finland, I think. Or Poland.

Posted by: Vanceone at December 05, 2018 04:58 PM (zzW7w)

111 103 The blog is taking that hazy shade of winter literally
Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 04:57 PM (/rm4P)

Hang onto your hopes, my friend.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 04:58 PM (xJa6I)

112 >>Why strike now? I thought Macron (sp?) capitulated and the tax is off.

That tax was only part of Macron's green agenda. His energy policies have "necessarily caused energy prices to skyrocket", food prices are up, etc..

He's about as popular as the plague in France and it sounds like the peasants have had enough.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2018 04:58 PM (/tuJf)

113 Don't try to figure it out too much. It's France

Yeah they pull this stuff when the weather gets too cloudy. Protesting is a national passtime, its not some significant event in French history when the people take to the streets

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 04:59 PM (39g3+)

114 Now where did all those young fwance women go...

Can you force them to bathe before you force yourself on them? Asking for a friend.


Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 04:58 PM (HaL55)

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Got a 50/50 chance but a 5/95 chance of shaving their armpits.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at December 05, 2018 04:59 PM (pw+jk)

115 je suis gilet jaune!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 05, 2018 04:59 PM (so+oy)

116 106 Trudeau, this is your future if you raise taxes on maple syrup, poutine, or curling brooms.
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 05, 2018 04:57 PM (ZVAmm)

What's that, eh? How 'bout layin' off the suds, too?

Posted by: The Other McKenzie Brother at December 05, 2018 04:59 PM (zUD19)

117 Just me or does the pic look like a line of folks... well, pissing off?

heh.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 04:59 PM (6qErC)

118 23 I think one of the reasons they are wearing the yellow safety vests is in protest of the fact that they legally have to have a yellow safety vest in their cars. Part of the government over reach they are protesting.
Posted by: GregV61 at December 05, 2018 04:47 PM (FLpne)

WAG - they have to keep a vest in case they have a break down or run out of gas and have to walk in the street?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 05, 2018 04:59 PM (1g7ch)

119 ok, now ace is just fucking with us.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at December 05, 2018 04:59 PM (0HNJ/)

120 This might be a good time for Macron to give a big speech trashing nationalism! Or populism! Or Trump!

He needs an Emmanuel Goldstein pronto.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 05, 2018 05:00 PM (Rxduq)

121

BM, er, PM Macaroon is goin down!

Posted by: Jeffie Dahmer at December 05, 2018 05:00 PM (Ekp3N)

122 98 Actually, having a yellow safety vest in the car's jack kit is a good idea

I do, for some jobs at work, had to wear them or optic colors at job I have been on these last few weeks. Stupid thing was it was all inside, no machinery running either.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 05:00 PM (/rm4P)

123 Its so dark here I had to turn on the lights in the middle of the day for crying out loud

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 05, 2018 05:00 PM (bQtop)

124 Is France essential?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2018 05:00 PM (aKsyK)

125 Hey Europe! How's that globalism crap working out for you?

Posted by: OldDominionMom at December 05, 2018 05:00 PM (t0Z53)

126 Sacre Gris!

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2018 05:00 PM (/NB++)

127
Has anybody else noticed that when the antifags joined the French protests they hid their brave selves behind the usual assortment of masks while nearly all the protesting normies went without masks?

Oh, brave new world that has such brave antifag fighters in it!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2018 05:00 PM (pNxlR)

128 >>>They need to have those vests in case of roadside emergency. Is it really that hard to grasp?


lol. you have to wear this yellow piece of clothing. OK mein fuhrer.

Posted by: x at December 05, 2018 05:00 PM (nFwvY)

129 There are TWO grey boxes!

Posted by: Captain Picard at December 05, 2018 05:00 PM (zUD19)

130

Macron - "I will repeal ze taxes, but first you will bleu me."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 05:00 PM (HaL55)

131 I actually like the gray.... easy on the eyes.... I vote oui!!

Posted by: kraken at December 05, 2018 05:01 PM (iEQrt)

132 apparently vehicle owners/drivers are required to have the stupid yellow vest in the vehicle in case of breakdown"

It's every person in every vehicle.

And it's tres stupid.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 05:01 PM (6qErC)

133 If there is a Sixth Republic, I hope one of the first things they do is tear up the Treaty of Maastricht. Can't keep abiding under it with a whole new constitution, right?

Posted by: T at December 05, 2018 05:01 PM (6tof4)

134 Mixed emotions. To the extent that it means a hard time for Macron, swell. OTOH, anyone who has had to deal with French unions knows that they and their members are worthless, lazy shits.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2018 05:01 PM (KoKdw)

135 I think the Bastille is the oldest thing in Paris that Macron hasn't stuck his dick inside yet.
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 05, 2018 04:46 PM (ZVAmm)
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There's a plaque where the Bastille used to be. Don't know if you can put anything inside it, though.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at December 05, 2018 05:01 PM (tfbws)

136 More boxiness. Ace keeps adding more to the post; it's tripled in size I think since my first comment.

Posted by: Vanceone at December 05, 2018 05:01 PM (zzW7w)

137 Posted by: Vanceone at December 05, 2018 04:58 PM (zzW7w)

Sounds like it's not police but their non essential personnel- secretaries, administrative people, etc

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 05:01 PM (AllCR)

138 >>anyone who has had to deal with French unions knows that they and their members are worthless, lazy shits.


Well. They're French.

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2018 05:02 PM (/NB++)

139 "WAG - they have to keep a vest in case they have a break down or run out of gas and have to walk in the street?"

Yes, that was my understanding as well

Posted by: Boswell at December 05, 2018 05:02 PM (OjnQU)

140

Box. No box. Box. No box.


Ace is just fucking with us now. Well done, sir.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 05:02 PM (HaL55)

141
The veggie minister?

Cal State San Marcos held a so-called "Whiteness Forum" last Thursday where a variety of topics pertaining to America's systemic racism was discussed. The two-hour event featured more than a dozen poster board projects critiquing various aspects of society. On top of lambasting the NFL and white women for perpetuating racism, the cartoon where talking vegetables perform biblical stories for children somehow found its way into the discussion, with speakers alleging it portrays racial stereotypes.

"The Christian cartoon 'VeggieTales' is racist because the villains are vegetables of color," The College Fix reports the forum as saying.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2018 05:02 PM (aKsyK)

142 Pro Tip, Ace: use the developer panel/inspect element feature of your browser to isolate the tags.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at December 05, 2018 05:02 PM (zUD19)

143 Gris

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2018 05:02 PM (HTHlp)

144 111
103 The blog is taking that hazy shade of winter literally

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 04:57 PM (/rm4P)



Hang onto your hopes, my friend.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 04:58 PM (xJa6I)

I first read that as "hang onto your ropes.."

After I thought about it, I kind of like my version better.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 05, 2018 05:02 PM (UsCnO)

145 So, I wonder if/when I gov't "shuts down," and all the non-essential gov't workers don't go to work. I would love to hear Trump say 'you're fired!' Epic head explosions everywhere.


I can dream.

Posted by: Infidel at December 05, 2018 05:02 PM (PF4TZ)

146 The Tax was merely suspended by Macron. Not repealed. Besides, I
think, but don't know because next to no coverage by our Pravda elites,
spit, or only misdirection. They have other issues, which may include
the invasion by the Muslims but we'll never know because RAYCISSSSSS

So Ace keeps switching the boxes from grey to white, back to grey, and back to white.


Just like Macron and the taxes! Awesome use of irony, Ace!
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 05, 2018 04:56 PM (UsCnO)



Breitbart seems to be getting that the taxes are cancelled not suspended. But maybe that's just a translation difference and they are only "cancelled" for the year.

https://tinyurl.com/yaxsqvp3

Posted by: Indiana and Purdue at December 05, 2018 05:03 PM (WaxcS)

147 I got the Corvette and 128 mph thought because my new neighbor got ticketed in his at that speed driving down through GA coming to his new FL home. Told him he ought to get a personalized FL tag for his car that says DUDE.
Posted by: Les Kinetic
............

They have a Super Speeder law in Georgia.. at least $500 added on to any other fine..

I never paid mine.. fuck em.. just gotta remember to never set foot in Georgia again.. which is fine by me.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 05, 2018 05:03 PM (so+oy)

148 The blog is taking that hazy shade of winter literally
Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 04:57 PM

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Hang onto your hopes, my friend.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 04:58 PM


That's an easy thing to say.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 05, 2018 05:03 PM (ctuyM)

149 So is the blog grey in support of the protest? Shouldn't it be all optic yellow?

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 05:03 PM (/rm4P)

150 First there is no grey box
Then there is no grey box, then there is

Posted by: zombie Donovan at December 05, 2018 05:03 PM (UsCnO)

151 It's a taunt using a symbol of the overbearing government policy in the area of transportation. They need to have those vests in case of roadside emergency. Is it really that hard to grasp?
Posted by: The Federal Reserve


It also acts as a kind of group camouflage making it slightly harder to pick out an individual.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 05, 2018 05:04 PM (7TCRf)

152

Fixed. Whew.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 05, 2018 05:04 PM (/9p9e)

153 they have to keep a vest in case they have a break down or run out of gas and have to walk in the street?"

It's part of the French "car kit"

Ces't stupid.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 05:04 PM (6qErC)

154 /sock

Posted by: buzzion at December 05, 2018 05:04 PM (WaxcS)

155
Gillets Gris? Non!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 05, 2018 05:04 PM (/9p9e)

156
I get it - the white-grey-white flipping is Morse Code! Wait a minute ...

"Drink more Ovaltine"

That's it - a crummy commercial?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2018 05:04 PM (pNxlR)

157 I got the Corvette and 128 mph thought because my new neighbor got ticketed in his at that speed driving down through GA coming to his new FL home. Told him he ought to get a personalized FL tag for his car that says DUDE.
Posted by: Les Kinetic


FL MAN

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 05:04 PM (c3AZU)

158 Group Camouflage? Like, say, covering your posts in grey to blend in with the herd? That kind of camouflage?

Posted by: Vanceone at December 05, 2018 05:04 PM (zzW7w)

159 I recently took an Air France flight. The safety rundown was on video and given by some very attractive young ladies/stewardesses. The main character with a French accent was incredibly sexy in a very subtle, mesmerizing way that made me actually want to watch . Only safety speech I ever wanted to see again.

Posted by: Ripley at December 05, 2018 05:05 PM (MxEKc)

160


The Terminator is on TV now.

Anyone remember from which year in the future the Terminator arrived?

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 05, 2018 05:05 PM (nQ9NA)

161 >>>The veggie minister?

vigi comes from vigilance.


France has a terrorist warning system they call "Vigi-Pirate," which is... pretty awesome.

Posted by: ace at December 05, 2018 05:05 PM (PbpT7)

162 I find myself hoping the Yellow Jackets bring down the government. Yeah, I guess that means I'm not a good person, but whatevs.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at December 05, 2018 05:05 PM (hjaPQ)

163 yeah, I hope it's not a individual rights or nationalistic riot, because that would mean they are baaad.

so now maybe global warming demands/ oh boy are they acting American .. of course we haven't rioted.

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 05:05 PM (2c0p7)

164 I like the grey

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 05:05 PM (/rm4P)

165 Why it's almost like showing you really mean business will get the attention of a totalitarian government. Sadly, I fear they're planning to include protesting as a civil crime, like speaking ill of the muz, before they institute the tax!
Mes amis, the peasants cannot be allowed to revolt successfully!

Posted by: Hrothgar /b] at December 05, 2018 05:06 PM (f3oO4)

166 I like the grey"

Which shade?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 05:06 PM (6qErC)

167 I want to bring this forward from the last thread

323 OT but appropriate. Great time to purchase a side arm and rifle. M and P shield 9mm for 249 and a AR lower for 129 and a 5.56 complete upper for 199. Free shipping on the AR parts. Only the lower and pistol have to go to a FFL. All at Palmetto State Armory.
Posted by: Agitator at December 05, 2018 04:50 PM (atO6j)

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 05:06 PM (xJa6I)

168 T: Nah, I'm pulling for Third Empire. Mister we could use a man like Bonaparte again~~~~

Posted by: No Guy Ever at December 05, 2018 05:06 PM (oZ6kz)

169 It's a taunt using a symbol of the overbearing government policy in the area of transportation. They need to have those vests in case of roadside emergency. Is it really that hard to grasp?
Posted by: The Federal Reserve

It also acts as a kind of group camouflage making it slightly harder to pick out an individual.
Posted by: weft cut-loop



.22 lr to the hip makes it a little easier.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 05:06 PM (c3AZU)

170 All cats are grey in the box.

Posted by: Ben Franklin-Schroedinger at December 05, 2018 05:06 PM (/NB++)

171 141---"The Christian cartoon 'VeggieTales' is racist because the villains are vegetables of color," The College Fix reports the forum as saying.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2018 05:02 PM (aKsyK)
----------------------------------

But so are the heroes!
WTF?!?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 05, 2018 05:07 PM (Rxduq)

172 I like the grey
Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 05:05 PM


It certainly seems to be where the mustard discussions here end up.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 05, 2018 05:07 PM (ctuyM)

173 Soo.... let's assume this spirals out of control and the government falls. When does the 5th Republic end and the Sixth begin?

And are they bound by any of the 5th Republic's treaties? I would think not. So: France would automatically be out of the EU, NATO, and even the UN? Would they lose their seat on the Security Council?

Man, that seems like a wonderful result! Go Go French Protests!

Posted by: Vanceone at December 05, 2018 05:07 PM (zzW7w)

174 "Anyone remember from which year in the future the Terminator arrived?

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 05, 2018 05:05 PM (nQ9NA) "

2035?

Shit, I should know because Stein's Gate uses the same years as an homage to Terminator.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 05, 2018 05:07 PM (oZ6kz)

175 Anyone remember from which year in the future the Terminator arrived?
-----
2029

Posted by: Captain Obvious at December 05, 2018 05:07 PM (tfbws)

176 "anyone who has had to deal with French unions knows that they and their members are worthless, lazy shits."

Wow, read that as French Onions and thought, man, my favorite soup must suck then.

Posted by: Boswell at December 05, 2018 05:08 PM (OjnQU)

177 if your car makers were peugeot and citroen you'd need a vest too.

Posted by: x at December 05, 2018 05:08 PM (nFwvY)

178 My tablet has a night mode but it is so dark it unreadable

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 05:08 PM (/rm4P)

179 I like the grey"

Which shade?
Posted by: Anon a mouse



You have 50. Pick one.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 05:08 PM (c3AZU)

180 I find myself hoping the Yellow Jackets bring down the government. Yeah, I guess that means I'm not a good person, but whatevs.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at December 05, 2018 05:05 PM (hjaPQ)
............

You're not a bad person, just in need of a little entertainment.

Posted by: wth at December 05, 2018 05:08 PM (HgMAr)

181 I think the Bastille is the oldest thing in Paris that Macron hasn't stuck his dick inside yet.
______________________

Bien sur, as every Frenchman knows, the best p*ssy is the ancient, wrinkly type!

I like my women to be like my wine: expensive, dry, and very very old!

Posted by: Emanuel Macron at December 05, 2018 05:08 PM (fqUgw)

182 if your car makers were peugeot and citroen"

Renault whimpers...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 05:08 PM (6qErC)

183 The Terminator is on TV now.

Anyone remember from which year in the future the Terminator arrived?
Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo
..........

2029

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 05, 2018 05:09 PM (so+oy)

184 148 The blog is taking that hazy shade of winter literally
Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 04:57 PM

=====

Hang onto your hopes, my friend.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 04:58 PM

That's an easy thing to say.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 05, 2018 05:03 PM (ctuyM)

Well...if your hopes should pass away, simply pretend you can build them again.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 05:09 PM (xJa6I)

185 162 I find myself hoping the Yellow Jackets bring down the government. Yeah, I guess that means I'm not a good person, but whatevs.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at December 05, 2018 05:05 PM (hjaPQ)

It's ok, this is their 5th republic since 1792, they're due for the 6th any day now...

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at December 05, 2018 05:09 PM (zUD19)

186 pardon me ace, but would you have any grey poupon?

Posted by: x at December 05, 2018 05:09 PM (nFwvY)

187 "And are they bound by any of the 5th Republic's treaties? I would think not. So: France would automatically be out of the EU, NATO, and even the UN? Would they lose their seat on the Security Council?

Man, that seems like a wonderful result! Go Go French Protests!

Posted by: Vanceone at December 05, 2018 05:07 PM (zzW7w) "

The 4th to 5th Republic transition happened post-Security Council, though. 4th was post-Vichy/WW2, 5th was late 50's/early 60's. Not sure if they had to renew old treaties.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 05, 2018 05:09 PM (oZ6kz)

188 323 OT but appropriate. Great time to purchase a side arm and rifle.
---
My gun store has Ruger PC Carbines for $400. They use the same mags as my Ruger 9E pistol. I'm trying hard to resist temptation.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at December 05, 2018 05:09 PM (hjaPQ)

189 167
I want to bring this forward from the last thread



323 OT but appropriate. Great time to purchase a side arm and rifle.
M and P shield 9mm for 249 and a AR lower for 129 and a 5.56 complete
upper for 199. Free shipping on the AR parts. Only the lower and pistol
have to go to a FFL. All at Palmetto State Armory.

Posted by: Agitator at December 05, 2018 04:50 PM (atO6j)

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 05:06 PM (xJa6I)

last night, at Brownell's, 1000 9mm 115gr, for $157.99, includes shipping, with the code NCS applied. But it was MagTech, and I know you don't like their powder smell. That's downright cheap!

They have always worked for me.

Posted by: zombie Donovan at December 05, 2018 05:10 PM (UsCnO)

190 Watch, the govment will "give" back a little, people will rejoice, not realizing they still got took and the slow march of communism will continue.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 05, 2018 05:10 PM (LOq4H)

191 so when the police join the protests did they wave the white flag first?

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 05:10 PM (2c0p7)

192 168 T: Nah, I'm pulling for Third Empire. Mister we could use a man like Bonaparte again~~~~
Posted by: No Guy Ever at December 05, 2018 05:06 PM (oZ6kz)


You know the German for empire is "Reich," right? So really, you're saying you're pulling for the Third Reich! NAZI!!!!!!!!

Posted by: T at December 05, 2018 05:10 PM (6tof4)

193
Yeah, 2029.

Are "cyborgs" only 10 years away?

Hell no!

Because in 1983, we were expected to be way, way, way, more advanced than we
are now. But Leftwingism happened. And we've been mired in political correctness, thus halting all human advance.


Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 05, 2018 05:10 PM (nQ9NA)

194 So the French periodically throw the bums out....

Posted by: kraken at December 05, 2018 05:10 PM (iEQrt)

195 I never paid mine.. fuck em.. just gotta remember to never set foot in Georgia again.. which is fine by me.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 05, 2018 05:03 PM (so+oy)

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

Careful about that. I had a ticket from when I lived in IL in the 80s that I didn't pay. IL suspended my license for it. I went to renew my GA license in 1999 and because of it my GA license was suspended too. They have a National database now. Cost me about 2k and 6 months to get it squared away.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 05, 2018 05:10 PM (ffYR/)

196 last night, at Brownell's, 1000 9mm 115gr, for $157.99, includes shipping, with the code NCS applied. But it was MagTech, and I know you don't like their powder smell. That's downright cheap!

They have always worked for me.

Posted by: zombie Donovan at December 05, 2018 05:10 PM (UsCnO)

Hell of a deal.
And if it works for you, go for it!

I prefer Prvi Partisan or Sellier and Bellot for my 'cheap' ammo.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 05:11 PM (xJa6I)

197 Fuck.
Yes.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at December 05, 2018 05:11 PM (FTPVM)

198 And as to the name, well...ever tangled with a yellowjacket...?

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 05, 2018 05:11 PM (AM1GF)

199 "Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 05, 2018 05:10 PM (nQ9NA) "

Well Skynet was supposed to activate in 1996 (then delayed by the events of T2 until, um....2000 I think? T3 sucked.)

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 05, 2018 05:11 PM (oZ6kz)

200 I don't see how Macron gets out of this box. He and the rest of Europe have put their countries at the hands of bureaucrats in Brussels.

Sooner or later he has to either take on Brussels or his own people. I'm betting it won't be Brussels.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2018 05:12 PM (/tuJf)

201 Yeah, 2029.

Are "cyborgs" only 10 years away?
..........

I hope they can swim.

Posted by: Al Goreballs at December 05, 2018 05:12 PM (HgMAr)

202 go away, Donovan sock

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 05, 2018 05:12 PM (UsCnO)

203 188 323 OT but appropriate. Great time to purchase a side arm and rifle.
---
My gun store has Ruger PC Carbines for $400. They use the same mags as my Ruger 9E pistol. I'm trying hard to resist temptation.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at December 05, 2018 05:09 PM (hjaPQ)

Give in....give in....

You're halfway there, owning the pistol already. You won't regret it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 05:12 PM (xJa6I)

204 Apparently you pay a big fine in France if you don't have a yellow jacket in your car.

This is all part of a pattern - besides the higher gas taxes, the French government recently lowered the speed limits, and then installed speeding cameras everywhere to collect more fines for speeding.

The idea is to come up with as many ways as possible to make driving more expensive - it's not just the gas taxes.

Posted by: The ARC of History at December 05, 2018 05:12 PM (I2/tG)

205 this is my hope for the meaning of the current French riots, they decided they are tired of being told france is just one part of the eu and not it's own sovereign country.

so is it the EU that was demanding higher taxes for Petrol that Macron was implementing?

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 05:12 PM (2c0p7)

206 I saw a guy in DMV denied a license because he had a hold from Wisconsin.... this was in Missouri....

Posted by: kraken at December 05, 2018 05:12 PM (iEQrt)

207 173 Soo.... let's assume this spirals out of control and the government falls. When does the 5th Republic end and the Sixth begin?

And are they bound by any of the 5th Republic's treaties? I would think not. So: France would automatically be out of the EU, NATO, and even the UN? Would they lose their seat on the Security Council?

Man, that seems like a wonderful result! Go Go French Protests!
Posted by: Vanceone at December 05, 2018 05:07 PM (zzW7w)

It also means they could ditch all that and tuck themselves right under the EU even more directly. Be careful what you wish for.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at December 05, 2018 05:13 PM (zUD19)

208 last night, at Brownell's, 1000 9mm 115gr, for $157.99, includes shipping, with the code NCS applied. But it was MagTech, and I know you don't like their powder smell. That's downright cheap!

They have always worked for me.

Posted by: zombie Donovan


PSA has been running similar deals on Remington black box bulk ammo.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 05:13 PM (c3AZU)

209 I really think we need to look past some of the Left vs Right and maybe more to globalism vs nationalism.

I'm sure characters like Le Pen are not libertarian on economic matters and you could easily make a case that Macron is more "conservative" when it comes to business, but I would much rather throw my lot in with the populists if I was European.

Hell, the Democrat Party now sounds like the Cato Institute with their gnashing of teeth over Trump's tariff threats.

Posted by: Blago at December 05, 2018 05:13 PM (UfkIY)

210 And as to the name, well...ever tangled with a yellowjacket...?


The play on words doesn't translate. A gilet jaune is not a stingy thing.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2018 05:13 PM (fuK7c)

211 Careful about that. I had a ticket from when I lived in IL in the 80s that I didn't pay. IL suspended my license for it. I went to renew my GA license in 1999 and because of it my GA license was suspended too. They have a National database now. Cost me about 2k and 6 months to get it squared away.
Posted by: Calm Mentor
.........

ouch!

I have renewed my Illinois license since then..

but maybe I better look into it..

I tried doing it online last year, but I think I have to call..

Thanks

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 05, 2018 05:13 PM (so+oy)

212 Yo !

Posted by: Yo! at December 05, 2018 05:13 PM (1XAal)

213 Looking for a Oerlikon 20mm lower, want to mount on my truck

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 05:14 PM (/rm4P)

214 I am amazed that the President of France can just not implement a law passed by the national legislature. Oh? Not popular? OK. We won't enforce it yet.

Posted by: JAS at December 05, 2018 05:14 PM (3HNOQ)

215 Not sure if they had to renew old treaties.

The sucessor government is responsible for old treaties, unless they abrogate them.

Most of the treaties we negotiated with the Soviet Union are still in force, for example.

Posted by: The ARC of History at December 05, 2018 05:14 PM (I2/tG)

216 >>Bien sur, as every Frenchman knows, the best p*ssy is the ancient, wrinkly type!

I like my women to be like my wine: expensive, dry, and very very old!




IIRC, the emails leaked right before the election showed that Macron was into dudes and ecstasy.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 05, 2018 05:14 PM (W+vEI)

217
I made this exact poignant (is that French?) point in 2015 about Back To The Future:

The reason our 2015 looks nothing at all like the imagined 2015 in Back To The Future is because in the 80's humans and especially Americans looked unstoppable.

We got stopped, though. By Left Wing Bullshit.

Look at us today. Racism and Trannyism and men having husbands. And "social justice," and taxing the Weather.

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 05, 2018 05:15 PM (nQ9NA)

218 We are All in a National Database..

Posted by: kraken at December 05, 2018 05:15 PM (iEQrt)

219 Apres le deluge, moi.

Posted by: Marine Le Pen at December 05, 2018 05:15 PM (oZ6kz)

220 The 6th will come when the 5th falls
December brings the hoax down
The people will eat the Macaroon
Drumpf is ascendent

Posted by: Nostradamus at December 05, 2018 05:15 PM (FTPVM)

221 The play on words doesn't translate. A gilet jaune is not a stingy thing.
Posted by: Bandersnatch


Too bad. It would be awesome symbolism for them.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 05, 2018 05:15 PM (AM1GF)

222 nd I know you don't like their powder smell.

You have powder? Luxury!

Posted by: Huma at December 05, 2018 05:15 PM (ctuyM)

223 186 pardon me ace, but would you have any grey poupon?
Posted by: x at December 05, 2018 05:09 PM (nFwvY)

snort!

Posted by: m at December 05, 2018 05:15 PM (eJj1Q)

224 You know who'd win the Tightest Sphincter on Earth award right about now?

Angela Merkel, that's who.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at December 05, 2018 05:15 PM (hjaPQ)

225 My mom is 81, she has to go to the DMV every year to keep her license in Albuquerque

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 05, 2018 05:15 PM (bQtop)

226 I feel like such an idiot. Ran into town to hit Fresh Market and run some errands, including buying Christmas stamps at the Post Office. Not even the stamp machine was working.

People were hurrying in with packages to ship, forgetting/not knowing about the PO closures for the day. Lots of grumbling.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 05, 2018 05:16 PM (ptqGC)

227 IIRC, the emails leaked right before the election showed that Macron was into dudes and ecstasy.
_________________

Shhhhhhhhhhh, monsieur, there are things of which we must not speak, lest we spook les deplorables!

Posted by: Emanuel Macron at December 05, 2018 05:16 PM (fqUgw)

228 I am amazed that the President of France can just not implement a law passed by the national legislature.

Worked for me. I had a pen and a phone, after all.

Posted by: Barky Obama at December 05, 2018 05:16 PM (I2/tG)

229 213 Looking for a Oerlikon 20mm lower, want to mount on my truck
Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 05:14 PM (/rm4P)

Difficult. But not impossible. The Black Rifle Coffee morons mounted a 20mm Vulcan on a Prius.

Gonna cost ya but if you got your paperwork in order, there are folks who can hook you up.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 05:16 PM (xJa6I)

230
Regarding "unlimited strike"....

I think that they're actually referring to a "general strike", of which there's a long tradition in Frogtown. If so, it's basically that they're planning on shutting down the whole city, not just doing a piddly little labor strike.

Might either be a deliberate obfuscation on the part of the union or an error in translation.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 05, 2018 05:17 PM (eXA4G)

231 224 You know who'd win the Tightest Sphincter on Earth award right about now?

Angela Merkel, that's who.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at December 05, 2018 05:15 PM (hjaPQ)

Tight Sphincters are TIGHT!

Posted by: Ryan George at December 05, 2018 05:17 PM (zUD19)

232 Apparently you pay a big fine in France if you don't have a yellow jacket in your car.
.............

Because then they know you're drunk and it wasn't the yellow jacket buzzing around your head that made you drive off the road.

Posted by: wth at December 05, 2018 05:17 PM (HgMAr)

233 https://www.rockislandauction.com/ detail/70/2502/general-motors-mk4-
oerlikon-20-mm-cannon

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 05:17 PM (xJa6I)

234 "I think this might just be an expression of inchoate rejection of an incestuous and incompetent "elite"

You mean a incestuous "bath-salts hobo crap pile?" Yeah, told you I had first dibs on using it!

Posted by: Boswell at December 05, 2018 05:18 PM (OjnQU)

235 214 I am amazed that the President of France can just not implement a law passed by the national legislature. Oh? Not popular? OK. We won't enforce it yet.
Posted by: JAS at December 05, 2018 05:14 PM (3HNOQ)

OH, millions of illegal immigrants who should be expelled? and could be by bothering to check for papers?

Oh, not popular, so we won't enforce it.

Posted by: Don Q at December 05, 2018 05:18 PM (NgKpN)

236 Tight Sphincters are TIGHT!
___________

Those are my favorite!

Posted by: Shep! Smith at December 05, 2018 05:18 PM (fqUgw)

237 "Remember, remember, the 5th of December..."

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 05:18 PM (xJa6I)

238 >>>I think that they're actually referring to a "general strike", of which there's a long tradition in Frogtown. If so, it's basically that they're planning on shutting down the whole city, not just doing a piddly little labor strike.


AHHHHHH....! Yes that makes sense!!!

Posted by: ace at December 05, 2018 05:19 PM (PbpT7)

239 >>I really think we need to look past some of the Left vs Right and maybe more to globalism vs nationalism.


I agree and said something similar yesterday when I posted that Les Mis/Trump video that shows were this is happening in one version or another around the world.

Just the other day, Spain elected 12 new members of a rightwing, anti-immigration party to their parliament. The "experts" predicted that at most they would get 5 and that would be a stretch.

The globalist order is failing all around the world because it doesn't work. Apparently, we just might voter our way out of this after all.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2018 05:19 PM (/tuJf)

240 Apres le deluge, moi. "

Ah. The "Peter North" move?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 05:19 PM (6qErC)

241 I saw that article trying to claim that conservatives shouldn't think that the yellow jackets are a good thing, and I call BS. The yellow jackets are fucking up the French Government, and anything that fucks up the French Government is A-OK by me.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 05, 2018 05:19 PM (Kpl3J)

242 Are we going to upgrade France to "sporty" yet.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at December 05, 2018 05:19 PM (0OmEj)

243 225 My mom is 81, she has to go to the DMV every year to keep her license in Albuquerque
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 05, 2018 05:15 PM (bQtop)


If she can find the DMV she can keep her license, that's it?
Pretty rough test.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 05, 2018 05:20 PM (1g7ch)

244 They sell these yellow shirts at Walmart.
The label is bi-lingual (Spanish).

Posted by: DaveA at December 05, 2018 05:20 PM (FhXTo)

245 142 Pro Tip, Ace: use the developer panel/inspect element feature of your browser to isolate the tags.
Posted by: The Federal Reserve at December 05, 2018 05:02 PM (zUD19)

maybe email this to him

Posted by: m at December 05, 2018 05:20 PM (eJj1Q)

246 FUCK FRANCE!!
F-U-C-K france.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at December 05, 2018 05:21 PM (pw+jk)

247
Are we going to upgrade France to "sporty" yet.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at December 05, 2018 05:19 PM (0OmEj)


Sporty version of the French Mistake. More flamboyant.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 05, 2018 05:21 PM (ptqGC)

248 Serious question: Does anyone here know much people in France pay in taxes per year? Do they have an income tax ?

Posted by: dantesed at December 05, 2018 05:21 PM (88xKn)

249 "Remember, remember, the 5th of December..."
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards



"Remember, remember, the 7th of December..."

There's a little nip in the air.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 05:21 PM (5CJXD)

250 Lafayette....

sort this out yourselves, 'k?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 05:21 PM (6qErC)

251 221 The play on words doesn't translate. A gilet jaune is not a stingy thing.

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Well, it works over here in God's country:

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at December 05, 2018 05:21 PM (H0Ek8)

252 There's a little nip in the air."

ISWYDT

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 05:22 PM (6qErC)

253 If this continues, maybe not for much longer? Open revolt by government agencies usually is not a good sign of a stable government. '

That's a good point - revolutions generally aren't very serious unless the police or the army join in - but when they do, the dam usually bursts.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 05, 2018 05:22 PM (Kpl3J)

254
oerlikon-20-mm-cannon



I'd go with the Oerlikon 35mm Millennium gun

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at December 05, 2018 05:22 PM (TAmPV)

255 *grabs his box of Alouette Brie, double creme*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 05:22 PM (xJa6I)

256 Yes, we'll never forget December 7th. When something came from Japan that would forever change the fabric of American society.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate release day!

Why, did something else happen on the 7th?

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 05, 2018 05:22 PM (oZ6kz)

257 But they still want their overtime/30 hour work weeks/30 day vacations/pensions and other free goodies, they just don't want to pay $6 for gas out of their pockets.
They'll never vote against socialism. Prove me wrong.
As my old man used to say, they still haven't heard the pop.

Posted by: Leonard Pinth-Garnell at December 05, 2018 05:23 PM (7A6l6)

258 actually, the french call a general strike a greve general.

They also have a greve partialle (Partial).

Google translate says greve illmitee is "indefinite strike," though that doesn't seem right, as this seems to be a one-day strike.

Posted by: ace at December 05, 2018 05:23 PM (PbpT7)

259 OK, bluster aside, remember that chaos can have many results. Many of which would be Very Bad. But we can hope.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 05, 2018 05:23 PM (AM1GF)

260 Why, did something else happen on the 7th?


A day that will live in infamy?

Posted by: eleven at December 05, 2018 05:23 PM (NLLmE)

261 Remember the Maine

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 05, 2018 05:24 PM (bQtop)

262 France and Germany have found themselves surrounded by an ever growing Nationalism. Austria, the Visigrad and now Italy are now in open disdain of the EU. I see disain being upgraded to FU EU in the very near future.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 05, 2018 05:24 PM (7QGOK)

263

That Grace Randolph chick is only 31?

I thought she was 50! Holy cow.

Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Raniere at December 05, 2018 05:24 PM (kGlyF)

264 i don't know wtf this term means.

Posted by: ace at December 05, 2018 05:24 PM (PbpT7)

265 Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at December 05, 2018 05:22 PM

My 4x truck is short bed

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 05:24 PM (/rm4P)

266

Say is your great grandmother still alive? Single? Or at least not cremated?

Posted by: Mannie Macaroon at December 05, 2018 05:24 PM (Ekp3N)

267 grabs his box of Alouette Brie"

Isn't she in the new Marvel movie?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 05:25 PM (6qErC)

268 Sooner or later he has to either take on Brussels or his own people. I'm betting it won't be Brussels."

Sooner or later, Brussels is going to figure out that they made a huge, existential mistake by not investing in any military forces that they could call on. Hell, Lichtenstein could probably overrun most of Europe now if they wanted to.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 05, 2018 05:25 PM (Kpl3J)

269 Serious question: Does anyone here know much people in France pay in taxes per year? Do they have an income tax ?


Per CIA World Factbook:

Taxes and other revenues: 53.8% of GDP (2017 est.)



Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2018 05:25 PM (fuK7c)

270 Richard Fernandez calls this a preference cascade -- Everyone is unhappy , and now they see that everyone else is unhappy. That's why it's chaotic at this point, as the unhappiness is coming from all sides.

Eventually they will sort themselves out, and then the gubmint can play the groups off against each other like normal. But for now they are united in Fuck All Y'all.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2018 05:25 PM (Z4rgH)

271 259 OK, bluster aside, remember that chaos can have many results. Many of which would be Very Bad. But we can hope.
Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 05, 2018 05:23 PM (AM1GF)


Well, they're doing everything we hate to their people.

The people seem to not like it. I take it as a positive for our side.

But who the hell knows.

Posted by: eleven at December 05, 2018 05:25 PM (NLLmE)

272 My 4x truck is short bed
Posted by: Skip


Short beds are an abomination. If you can't put a sheet of plywood in it with the tailgate up, it's useless.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 05:26 PM (5CJXD)

273 This day that the gendarmes are spending with their families? We have no plans, Infidels.

Posted by: Illegal Alien Muzzie Extremists at December 05, 2018 05:26 PM (hjaPQ)

274 263
That Grace Randolph chick is only 31?
I thought she was 50! Holy cow.

Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Raniere at December 05, 2018 05:24 PM (kGlyF)

Cut her some slack. Considering the stroke she's recovering from, she's the best entertainment reporter in the biz.


Posted by: The Federal Reserve at December 05, 2018 05:26 PM (zUD19)

275 I have known only a few French people in my life... all women... they were... nice.

Posted by: kraken at December 05, 2018 05:26 PM (iEQrt)

276 Apparently, we just might voter our way out of this after all.

Voting and getting are two different things.
Check with AtC re: how many R's does it take to unfuck a football?
We don't know because they've never done it.

Posted by: DaveA at December 05, 2018 05:26 PM (FhXTo)

277 I am amazed that the President of France can just not implement a law passed by the national legislature. Oh? Not popular? OK. We won't enforce it yet.
=====

You're amazed?

Posted by: DOMA at December 05, 2018 05:26 PM (//voU)

278 267 grabs his box of Alouette Brie"

Isn't she in the new Marvel movie?
Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 05:25 PM (6qErC)

Sadly, yes

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 05:27 PM (xJa6I)

279 remember that chaos can have many results"

"Nietzsche said order comes out of chaos"

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 05:27 PM (6qErC)

280 271 259 OK, bluster aside, remember that chaos can have many results. Many of which would be Very Bad. But we can hope.
Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 05, 2018 05:23 PM (AM1GF)

I hate them all. Bad results are exactly what I am hoping for.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 05, 2018 05:27 PM (Kpl3J)

281 Strike, France??? Nothing in the news I listen to about this. Mostly about the funeral and what Trump did or didn't do...Trump is on my mind, to hell with the rest of the world.

Posted by: Colin at December 05, 2018 05:27 PM (lYS3t)

282 Nietzsche said a lot of stuff....

Posted by: kraken at December 05, 2018 05:28 PM (iEQrt)

283 Eventually they will sort themselves out, and then the gubmint can play the groups off against each other like normal. But for now they are united in Fuck All Y'all.
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2018 05:25 PM (Z4rgH)



Or they'll get Tea Partied.

Posted by: eleven at December 05, 2018 05:28 PM (NLLmE)

284 279 remember that chaos can have many results"

"Nietzsche said order comes out of chaos"
Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 05:27 PM (6qErC)

And he was right!

Posted by: Hitler, Stalin, Mao, ... at December 05, 2018 05:28 PM (zUD19)

285
actually, the french call a general strike a greve general.

They also have a greve partialle (Partial).

Google translate says greve illmitee is "indefinite strike," though that doesn't seem right, as this seems to be a one-day strike.

Posted by: ace at December 05, 2018 05:23 PM (PbpT7)






That kind of jives with the possibility of the union using a deliberately vague term. Maybe. But I don't speak Frog.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 05, 2018 05:29 PM (eXA4G)

286 Two observations:

1. It started as a protest over global warming taxes so I have hard time believing harden socialists start protests over that.

2. Some French socialists, stupid as they are, still realize they are French first. Their view - France will be ruled by french men and women who are loyal to a french government and flag. They don't want to be ruled by un-elected Euro elites - does not matter if they are socialists or bankers.

This is another example that people want a nation to belong to, they are not utopian "citizens of the world".

Posted by: William Eaton at December 05, 2018 05:29 PM (MuTTO)

287 "SJPLeaks has audio of Marc Lamont Hill saying in September that the pro-Palestinian movement must not "fetishize non-violence", essentially saying that he supports violent "resistance" to Israel - which all Palestinians understand to mean attacking Jewish civilians (and only Jewish civilians.)

This is interesting but not new, since he made the same point in his UN speech.

What is new is that in this audio, Hill accuses Israel of poisoning the water of Palestinians. "

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 05, 2018 05:29 PM (7TCRf)

288 Nietzsche said order comes out of chaos"
Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 05:27 PM (6qErC)

And he was right!
Posted by: Hitler, Stalin, Mao, ... at December 05, 2018 05:28 PM (zUD19)
=====

C'est vrai!

Posted by: Napoleon at December 05, 2018 05:29 PM (//voU)

289 Nietzsche said a lot of stuff....
Posted by: kraken


Nietzsche: God is dead.

God: Nietzsche is dead.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 05:29 PM (5CJXD)

290 Small detail related to the earlier Ace Apple post:

On the current iOS, and probably all previous ones, the calendar automatically displays all the muz celebrations and there is no way (that I found) to eliminate this gratuitous and useless (to civilized people) feature.

Better yet, the Apple calendar does NOT include Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, but you can add it to your own calendar with automatic annual repeat.

Posted by: Hrothgar /b] at December 05, 2018 05:29 PM (f3oO4)

291 "Nietzsche said order comes out of chaos"

"Blow it out your ass Howard."

Posted by: b saddles at December 05, 2018 05:29 PM (LOq4H)

292 Nietzsche said... " what good is sitting alone in your room???"...

Posted by: kraken at December 05, 2018 05:29 PM (iEQrt)

293 Short beds are an abomination. If you can't put a sheet of plywood in it with the tailgate up, it's useless.

How often do you carry 4x8 vs the mileage mid vs. full.

Posted by: DaveA at December 05, 2018 05:29 PM (FhXTo)

294 Sarkozy is tanned, rested and ready. I'll bet Melania and Carla know each other.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 05, 2018 05:30 PM (7QGOK)

295 Short beds are an abomination. If you can't put a sheet of plywood in it with the tailgate up, it's useless."

Blow it out your...

FYI, a six foot bed holds 4 standard bales of hay in one layer, so there.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 05:30 PM (6qErC)

296 Nietzsche said... " what good is sitting alone in your room???"..."

Come to the Cabaret?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 05:30 PM (6qErC)

297 Nietzsche said a lot of stuff....
Posted by: kraken at December 05, 2018 05:28 PM


You say that like it's a Bad Thing.

Posted by: Paul Krugman at December 05, 2018 05:31 PM (ctuyM)

298 168 No Guy Ever

The last male Bonaparte in direct line of decent from Napoleon's Mom was an American citizen. ISTR he was a government official of some sort.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2018 05:31 PM (hyuyC)

299 Putin could be eyefucking the Dover cliffs with binoculars in a week.

Posted by: torabora at December 05, 2018 05:31 PM (Y274z)

300 France and Germany have found themselves surrounded by an ever growing Nationalism. Austria, the Visigrad and now Italy are now in open disdain of the EU. I see disain being upgraded to FU EU in the very near future.

-
Utopia wasn't all it was cracked up to be.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at December 05, 2018 05:31 PM (H0Ek8)

301 As to your update, Ace..

A populist movement can always be turned political.

Maybe there is hope for the frogs yet!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 05, 2018 05:31 PM (so+oy)

302 264 i don't know wtf this term means.
Posted by: ace at December 05, 2018 05:24 PM (PbpT7)

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybexagcs

Illimitée : La grève est illimitée au sens où sa fin n'est pas définie. Elle perdure tant et aussi longtemps que le gouvernement n'a pas répondu favorablement aux revendications des grévistes. La décision de poursuivre ou non la grève se prend généralement lors d'assemblée générale de reconduction de la grève.

I'm wondering if "fin" there means "end goal," not "endtime."

Posted by: m at December 05, 2018 05:32 PM (eJj1Q)

303 Putin will NOT be eyeballin' Afghanistan though.... pretty sure about that....

Posted by: kraken at December 05, 2018 05:32 PM (iEQrt)

304

Sarkozy is tanned, rested and ready. I'll bet Melania and Carla know each other.

Well, Carla did Eric Clapton, so there's that.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 05:32 PM (HaL55)

305 The French government is running out of other people's money. And, the other people are pissed Services cut, taxes/fees up; appears Maggie was right.

Posted by: Ever at December 05, 2018 05:32 PM (1Zh0U)

306 http://bit.ly/2zIFPPW
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FBI email chain may provide most damning evidence of FISA abuses yet | TheHill
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Just go home from the ENT Dr. so don't know if this was posted

Posted by: Max BOOThole at December 05, 2018 05:32 PM (BqBId)

307 Try parking a 4 door pickup with an 8' bed at your local store

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 05, 2018 05:33 PM (bQtop)

308 Short beds are an abomination. If you can't put a sheet of plywood in it with the tailgate up, it's useless.

How often do you carry 4x8 vs the mileage mid vs. full.


Posted by: DaveA at December 05, 2018 05:29 PM (FhXTo)
That's why I carry ratcheting tie-down straps.

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 05, 2018 05:33 PM (f3oO4)

309 I'm not sure you could actually find some coherent political agenda


Just like that little unpleasantness with Louis XVI. Which is why this is tres dangereux - those with evil political agendas will fill that void. It's a problem, but it's not *OUR* problem.

Posted by: GWB at December 05, 2018 05:33 PM (9bZ+t)

310 Kant is teh ghey.

Posted by: Stuff Nietzsche Said, Vol VII at December 05, 2018 05:33 PM (hjaPQ)

311 I can see the EU army that they are proposing. Most all the fighting would be between themselves, country vs country...what a mess that would be.

Posted by: Colin at December 05, 2018 05:34 PM (lYS3t)

312
293 Short beds are an abomination. If you can't put a sheet of plywood in it with the tailgate up, it's useless.

How often do you carry 4x8 vs the mileage mid vs. full.
Posted by: DaveA at December 05, 2018 05:29 PM (FhXTo)







There's a lot of folks who complain bitterly about the demise of the long bed pickup, because they use it every day. Every. Day. Two of my cow-orkers, for example.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 05, 2018 05:34 PM (eXA4G)

313 i don't know wtf this term means.


I tried to trianulate the languages by asking my best Krautish source and it didn't recognize it.

Asking google.fr got "indefinite strike".

Also, a music video of that name by Dominique Grange. Well, it's not so much a video as a still shot of fists raised against a red background while music plays.

I've only sampled the song, but it sounds very communist.

https://youtu.be/M4XWSqaIxrw

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2018 05:34 PM (fuK7c)

314 I can see the EU army that they are proposing. Most all the fighting would be between themselves, country vs country"

Nah. Never happen....


/

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 05:34 PM (6qErC)

315

Utopia wasn't all it was cracked up to be.

I preferred the original 7-piece version of Utopia before TR pared it down to a 4-piece band.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 05:34 PM (HaL55)

316 Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at December 05, 2018 05:22 PM

My 1st of 3 with short bed. Use to haul lots of 8 foot struff but don't have to do that anymore, so not minding that long bed.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 05:34 PM (/rm4P)

317 The people arguing that this movement isn't a friend of the right are the same people who said trump was a super duper secret Democrat.


Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 05, 2018 05:35 PM (ARUkE)

318 The Joos made me eat lead paint chips as a child, so sometimes I don't think so good.

Posted by: Marc Lamont Hill at December 05, 2018 05:36 PM (H5knJ)

319 Try parking a 4 door pickup with an 8' bed at your local store

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 05, 2018 05:33 PM (bQtop)

Yes, Mrs H hated parking the "boat" as she called, back when we had a full size Chevrolet crew cab.

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 05, 2018 05:36 PM (f3oO4)

320 so that's the problem with the globalists who use imported welfare hogs to stuff the voter rolls, the welfare hog wogs can't strike.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 05, 2018 05:36 PM (7J5t2)

321 I'll bet Melania and Carla know each other.


Two first ladies whom we've seen naked!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2018 05:36 PM (fuK7c)

322 There's a lot of folks who complain bitterly about the demise of the long bed pickup, because they use it every day. Every. Day. Two of my cow-orkers, for example.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 05, 2018 05:34 PM (eXA4G)

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They're still available, used at least. A place I ride by sells used work trucks, very basic F-150 long beds, no crew cabs.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 05, 2018 05:37 PM (ffYR/)

323 Try parking a 4 door pickup with an 8' bed at your local store"

Well, my local stores are an HEB and ACE hardware - plenty of free parking...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 05:37 PM (6qErC)

324 Last week Dennis Prager was discussing the importance of parenthood and marriage to one's level of maturity and wisdom, and rattled off a long list of Western European leaders who are childless and some of whom are not even married. Purely a coincidence, no doubt ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Facial Scarring Survivor at December 05, 2018 05:37 PM (fRJIh)

325 Politicians are such vile snobby creatures. Let them eat merde. Vive la France!

Posted by: C'est La Vie at December 05, 2018 05:38 PM (8qYU4)

326 Truckbeds huh?? If you are standing on the corner in Winslow Arizona... be alert for the Flatbed Fords.....

Posted by: kraken at December 05, 2018 05:38 PM (iEQrt)

327 321 I'll bet Melania and Carla know each other.


Two first ladies whom we've seen naked!
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2018 05:36 PM (fuK7c)

Didn't we see HRC that way in a weird Vassar medical test?

Posted by: m at December 05, 2018 05:38 PM (eJj1Q)

328 298 168 No Guy Ever

The last male Bonaparte in direct line of decent from Napoleon's Mom was an American citizen. ISTR he was a government official of some sort.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

he started the FBI prototype

Posted by: x at December 05, 2018 05:38 PM (nFwvY)

329 I can see the EU army that they are proposing. Most all the fighting would be between themselves, country vs country...what a mess that would be.
Posted by: Colin at December 05, 2018 05:34 PM (lYS3t)


Just business as usual for European history.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at December 05, 2018 05:38 PM (T71PA)

330 The last male Bonaparte in direct line of decent from Napoleon's Mom was an American citizen. ISTR he was a government official of some sort. "

That's the male line of descent - but Rene Aberjonois (Odo, on DS9) is directly descended from Napoleon Bonaparte's sister, Marie Caroline Bonaparte, and her husband Joachim Murat, the King of Naples and Sicily. He's got quite the aristocratic breeding there.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 05, 2018 05:38 PM (Kpl3J)

331 Frexit?

Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2018 05:39 PM (yL25O)

332 Well, my local stores are an HEB and ACE hardware - plenty of free parking...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 05:37 PM (6qErC)

So can you buy custom weather at the HEB store?

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 05, 2018 05:39 PM (f3oO4)

333 I can see the EU army that they are proposing. Most all the fighting would be between themselves, country vs country...what a mess that would be.

Posted by: Colin


Italy 2025: Screw it, we're out

Brussels 2025: Send in the troops

USA 2025: Don't make me come over there again

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 05, 2018 05:39 PM (AM1GF)

334 How about Napoleon Dynamite..??

Posted by: kraken at December 05, 2018 05:39 PM (iEQrt)

335 So when is the Tweet Nazi going to shut down the Yellowshirts?

Posted by: torabora at December 05, 2018 05:39 PM (Y274z)

336 Tinfoilbaby. I do it all the time but there is a trick. Park just a little to far over the line so that you end up getting 2 spaces and you can just kick the Smartcar out of the way.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 05, 2018 05:39 PM (7QGOK)

337 262 France and Germany have found themselves surrounded by an ever growing Nationalism. Austria, the Visigrad and now Italy are now in open disdain of the EU. I see disain being upgraded to FU EU in the very near future.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 05, 2018 05:24 PM (7QGOK



It would be hilariously sad if the EU collapses from all the countries leaving it and the last one in it is the UK because they still can't figure out how to do Brexit properly.

Posted by: buzzion at December 05, 2018 05:39 PM (WaxcS)

338 There's a lot of folks who complain bitterly about the demise of the long bed pickup, because they use it every day. Every. Day. Two of my cow-orkers, for example.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur


Considering trucks were designed for work, not some cowboy Cadillac.

And yes, I've had three long beds. Never had an issue parking them.

Also, never felt the need to have to park on the front row. A little farther out so the idiots don't ding my doors is just fine.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 05:39 PM (5CJXD)

339 yes, the true tragedy of WWII was the rise of nationalism in the UK, USA, and France.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 05, 2018 05:40 PM (7J5t2)

340 319 Try parking a 4 door pickup with an 8' bed at your local store

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 05, 2018 05:33 PM (bQtop)
Yes, Mrs H hated parking the "boat" as she called, back when we had a full size Chevrolet crew cab.
Posted by: Hrothgar at December 05, 2018 05:36 PM (f3oO4)

...

Make sure you have a long trailer hitch as well.

Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2018 05:40 PM (yL25O)

341 So can you buy custom weather at the HEB store?"

Snort.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 05:40 PM (6qErC)

342 So rick.... you are not a Parking Lot Vulture????

Posted by: kraken at December 05, 2018 05:40 PM (iEQrt)

343 I'm not too worried about the EU fielding a military. The individual countries have been slacking on their military and NATO commitments for decades but now they are going to somehow find the money to build a pan-Europe military?

Yea, no.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2018 05:41 PM (/tuJf)

344 Last week Dennis Prager was discussing the importance of parenthood and marriage to one's level of maturity and wisdom, and rattled off a long list of Western European leaders who are childless . . .

George Washington was childless.

I have not been impressed by the maturity and wisdom of the average soccer mom.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 05, 2018 05:41 PM (H5knJ)

345 oh boo hoo, the fucking populace allegedly voted for commie pinkos who blah blah blah about global warming and how France is (now) a nation of immigrants.

It just seems to me some bitter clingers and clinging to their jobs and shit.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 05, 2018 05:41 PM (7J5t2)

346 Read a blog a week ago and writer thinks its only for internal security., they are not using it for defense.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 05:41 PM (/rm4P)

347 315

Utopia wasn't all it was cracked up to be.

I preferred the original 7-piece version of Utopia before TR pared it down to a 4-piece band.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 05:34 PM (HaL55)

I feel the same about Chicago Transit Authority

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 05:42 PM (xJa6I)

348 Yes, Mrs H hated parking the "boat" as she called, back when we had a full size Chevrolet crew cab.
Posted by: Hrothgar


Had a '74 Mercury Grand Marquis 4 door that was a land yacht.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 05:42 PM (5CJXD)

349 Posted by: Ben Had at December 05, 2018 05:39 PM (7QGOK)

There's always a Tejas solution!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 05, 2018 05:42 PM (f3oO4)

350
Tinfoilbaby. I do it all the time but there is a trick. Park just a little to far over the line so that you end up getting 2 spaces and you can just kick the Smartcar out of the way.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 05, 2018 05:39 PM (7QGOK)







You misspelled "mobile speedbump".

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 05, 2018 05:42 PM (eXA4G)

351 I should take that back about Washington though. He did adopt. So he did parent.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 05, 2018 05:42 PM (H5knJ)

352 343 I'm not too worried about the EU fielding a military. The individual countries have been slacking on their military and NATO commitments for decades but now they are going to somehow find the money to build a pan-Europe military?

Yea, no.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2018 05:41 PM (/tuJf)



Laughable.

Posted by: eleven at December 05, 2018 05:42 PM (NLLmE)

353 I'm not too worried about the EU fielding a military. The individual countries have been slacking on their military and NATO commitments for decades but now they are going to somehow find the money to build a pan-Europe military?

Yea, no.

Posted by: JackStraw


The only possible use for a military of the caliber they could field (snicker) would be against member nations that got uppity. They try going outside the core EU, we get the spectacle of the Polish army marching into Berlin.

On second thought, go for it! I wanna see that happen!

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 05, 2018 05:43 PM (AM1GF)

354 just like the true tragedy of swedish men magically going on a decades long rape spree is the rise of swedish nationalism and of the super, mega, ultra radical right (ie., they advocate for slightly less than 100% replacement level immigration and that rapists go to jail).

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 05, 2018 05:43 PM (7J5t2)

355 George Washington was childless.


But he was very involved in child care of his relatives children. In today's terminology he was a foster parent.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2018 05:43 PM (hyuyC)

356 Snort.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 05:40 PM (6qErC)

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 05, 2018 05:43 PM (f3oO4)

357 I miss piggly wiggly, when I was a kid we went to hinky dinky. HEB is just plain boring

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 05, 2018 05:44 PM (bQtop)

358 I'm not too worried about the EU fielding a military. The individual countries have been slacking on their military and NATO commitments for decades but now they are going to somehow find the money to build a pan-Europe military?

==

what are they going to do? Their mission is going to be to promote diversity and inclusivity. It's going to be a bunch of muslim girls in head to toe cammo burkas...an army of major hassans.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 05, 2018 05:44 PM (7J5t2)

359 @87 It's so nice of the police union to warn the criminals well enough in advance as to the nights the streets will be open to them!

How very French, eh?
------------------

Given what we've been hearing about no-go zones in France, I'm not sure that it really makes a difference.

But more importantly, this means that the government won't have enough people to respond if the protests start to take an ugly turn. And the government is going to be aware of that.

Posted by: junior at December 05, 2018 05:44 PM (Fp6vo)

360 Remember Vietnam and China fought a war right after the end of the Vietnam War. Even idiotic ideologies like Communism cannot erase ethnic identities that are deeply felt.

Trying to end national borders in the Western World, I fear, will just bring about a lot of bloodshed. Ir will simply reinforce tribalism and religious fundamentalism, because they ditched the one institution that could check the extremes - the nation state.

Posted by: William Eaton at December 05, 2018 05:44 PM (MuTTO)

361 343 I'm not too worried about the EU fielding a military. The individual countries have been slacking on their military and NATO commitments for decades but now they are going to somehow find the money to build a pan-Europe military?

Yea, no."

If you don't invest in the equipment to enable force projection (and that's expensive) then all any army is, is just a surly mob with nothing to do except harass the locals. Like what Venezuela's army has turned into. Hell most any military down there.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 05, 2018 05:44 PM (Kpl3J)

362

I feel the same about Chicago Transit Authority


IMO, Terry Kath was the heart and soul of that band. When he died, so did that band's future as a jazz-rock-pop powerhouse.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 05:44 PM (HaL55)

363 344 Last week Dennis Prager was discussing the importance of parenthood and marriage to one's level of maturity and wisdom, and rattled off a long list of Western European leaders who are childless . . .

George Washington was childless.

I have not been impressed by the maturity and wisdom of the average soccer mom.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 05, 2018 05:41 PM (H5knJ)

Parenthood and family are stabilizing and civilizing qualities. And millions of Europeans are growing up bastards in every sense of the word.

That's not good for them or for society or the West in general. Take a look at 'Life at the Bottom', good book

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 05:45 PM (xJa6I)

364 Had a '74 Mercury Grand Marquis 4 door that was a land yacht.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 05:42 PM (5CJXD)

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

I had the same with a '76 Fleetwood. It was easy to park because spaces were striped larger back then.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 05, 2018 05:45 PM (ffYR/)

365 Last week Dennis Prager was discussing the importance of parenthood and marriage to one's level of maturity and wisdom, and rattled off a long list of Western European leaders who are childless .

I'm less concerned about European leaders than I am about the average person. I'm convinced that part of the reason for the problems of drug use and binge drinking in western countries is because young adults don't expect to marry, have children, or start their careers any time soon, so they have no reason to be responsible or to be concerned about the fate of society.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at December 05, 2018 05:45 PM (wCmLp)

366
343 I'm not too worried about the EU fielding a military. The individual countries have been slacking on their military and NATO commitments for decades but now they are going to somehow find the money to build a pan-Europe military?

Yea, no.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2018 05:41 PM (/tuJf)


Why, merely coordinating and agreeing to togs for each country's Tranny Commando Death Squadron alone will take three years, minimum!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2018 05:45 PM (pNxlR)

367 "There's a lot of folks who complain bitterly about the demise of the long bed pickup"

A short bed makes no sense unless you are going to fill it full of ice for a cooler.

Posted by: freaked at December 05, 2018 05:45 PM (Tnijr)

368 327 321 I'll bet Melania and Carla know each other.

Two first ladies whom we've seen naked!
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2018 05:36 PM (fuK7c)

Didn't we see HRC that way in a weird Vassar medical test?
Posted by: m at December 05, 2018 05:38 PM (eJj1Q)

Or Wellesley. Posture tests.

Posted by: m at December 05, 2018 05:45 PM (eJj1Q)

369 The EU won't last much longer than the biggest member Government failures. If France fails who is next? Brexit may not bring down the EU but failing national European Governments will.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at December 05, 2018 05:46 PM (0OmEj)

370 They're still available, used at least. A place I ride by sells used work trucks, very basic F-150 long beds, no crew cabs.

Ford has an 8' bed Super Cab F150 for 2018. Super Cabs are the ones with the half back door that opens like a saloon door.

Posted by: DanMan at December 05, 2018 05:46 PM (XTiHL)

371 Ace only embedded the tweets once.

C'est bon

Posted by: Mains - aka Hands at December 05, 2018 05:46 PM (786Ro)

372 317 The people arguing that this movement isn't a friend of the right are the same people who said trump was a super duper secret Democrat.

***
Based on comments of the original protesters, they sound like Tea Party folks to me.

Posted by: Ever at December 05, 2018 05:46 PM (1Zh0U)

373 It's always a bit silly to project one's own political agenda on to some foreign tumult one knows little about, but I think this might just be an expression of inchoate rejection of an incestuous and incompetent "elite" which is now as insulated from the people they're supposed to represent as alien overseers controlling an entirely separate species.

===

mmkay

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 05, 2018 05:46 PM (7J5t2)

374 360 Remember Vietnam and China fought a war right after the end of the Vietnam War. Even idiotic ideologies like Communism cannot erase ethnic identities that are deeply felt.

Trying to end national borders in the Western World, I fear, will just bring about a lot of bloodshed. Ir will simply reinforce tribalism and religious fundamentalism, because they ditched the one institution that could check the extremes - the nation state.
Posted by: William Eaton at December 05, 2018 05:44 PM (MuTTO)

____

True.

But all the great European "countries" haven't been countries Germany has only been a nation state for 150ish years. Austria, 100 years. Italy, 150ish.

China on the other hand...a few thousand years.

So I don't think the comparison really holds true.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 05, 2018 05:47 PM (ARUkE)

375 Hey, the Firemen take up four spaces when they stop in to shop. When I have to bring my five horse trailer in, I still only take 2 places- (and a little).

Posted by: Ben Had at December 05, 2018 05:47 PM (7QGOK)

376 373 It's always a bit silly to project one's own political agenda on to some foreign tumult one knows little about, but I think this might just be an expression of inchoate rejection of an incestuous and incompetent "elite" which is now as insulated from the people they're supposed to represent as alien overseers controlling an entirely separate species.

===

mmkay

=========

maybe it's like the Greek protests, where they're just protesting Germans refusing to underwrite public sector emplouyees retiring at 34. Which means, they may as well be railing against the tides for all the good it is.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 05, 2018 05:47 PM (7J5t2)

377 HEB is just plain boring
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby

they should have called it Howard E Butt's

Posted by: x at December 05, 2018 05:47 PM (nFwvY)

378 @353 The only possible use for a military of the caliber they could field (snicker) would be against member nations that got uppity. They try going outside the core EU, we get the spectacle of the Polish army marching into Berlin.
----------------

France actually has some decent military units. The American media never reports on it, but France has had its own series of military interventions against Islamic rebels in various former French colonies.

Germany, on the other hand...

Posted by: junior at December 05, 2018 05:47 PM (Fp6vo)

379

Tinfoilbaby. I do it all the time but there is a trick. Park just a
little to far over the line so that you end up getting 2 spaces and you
can just kick the Smartcar out of the way.


Just get a couple of guys to pick it up and put it in the bed.
When I was a real live Boy, a bunch of us would turn a VW Beetle 90 degrees in a parking spot. Only took us a couple of minutes, too.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 05:48 PM (HaL55)

380 HEB is just plain boring"

well bless your heart...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 05:49 PM (6qErC)

381 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 05:45 PM (xJa6I)

People have been raising families as distinct entities for thousands of years, and look what the results have been.

It's clear we need a new unfamily paradigm, that will get civilization back on track!!

/s

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 05, 2018 05:49 PM (f3oO4)

382 Am I right that the French riots have been getting minimal coverage by our Media

Even a Deplorable could conclude that riots over taxes meant to stop Global Waming validates Trump, no?

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 05, 2018 05:49 PM (wLt6t)

383 When you lose the gandarmes, the Republic is in trouble.
I wonder what kind of worst case scenario planning out State Dept is running through right now?

Posted by: Diogenes at December 05, 2018 05:49 PM (0tfLf)

384 363 Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo

Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass by Theodore Dalrymple is a clear book that has critical warnings. And written in 1980, it is more true today. It's on my list of fundamental and seminal books.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2018 05:49 PM (hyuyC)

385 @374
But all the great European "countries" haven't been countries Germany has only been a nation state for 150ish years. Austria, 100 years. Italy, 150ish.
------------------

There's one notable exception - the United Kingdom. That dates back to the end of the reign of Elizabeth I, when she willed the crown to James of Scotland.

Posted by: junior at December 05, 2018 05:49 PM (Fp6vo)

386
Remember when it was supposed to be really great to have "normal" relations with Cuba?

That's another obama fiasco.

Supposedly Cuba just allowed their subjects to see the entire internet instead of just state-run websites.


Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at December 05, 2018 05:50 PM (nQ9NA)

387

I shall shut off their Apples!

Ohh look, is that a giant black muslim immigrant's dildo?

Oh. My!

Posted by: Timmy Kook at December 05, 2018 05:50 PM (Ekp3N)

388 Ford has an 8' bed Super Cab F150 for 2018. Super Cabs are the ones with the half back door that opens like a saloon door.
Posted by: DanMan


I had a 2008 F150 that way. $24k base model. Rubber floor mat, no carpet.

Loved that truck. Didn't name it. Still totaled it when a guy ran a red light.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 05:50 PM (5CJXD)

389 I read somewhere that the German army has to pay overtime if the soldiers work more than a few hours a day...Weekends off probably and holidays off, etc..etc.

Posted by: Colin at December 05, 2018 05:50 PM (lYS3t)

390 Since we mentioned Napoleon - we forget that one of the reasons Napoleon could sweep through the continent so easily was that all of the various Royal governments hadn't been spending much on their military forces, and a good commander with a top notch army behind him was able to cut through them like a hot knife through butter. The only country with the strength and wealth to seriously oppose him was Great Britain, and even then it took them years and years of warfare, that was no sure thing.

Europe has let itself slip into a pre-Napoleonic state again, and now there's no Great Britain to back them up. Sooner or late, the Man on the White Horse will emerge and seize the opportunity.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 05, 2018 05:50 PM (Kpl3J)

391
173 Soo.... let's assume this spirals out of control and the government falls. When does the 5th Republic end and the Sixth begin?


Paris Commune 2 - Yellow Vests' Bugaloo

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2018 05:50 PM (pNxlR)

392 Two first ladies whom we've seen naked!
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2018 05:36 PM (fuK7c)

Didn't we see HRC that way in a weird Vassar medical test?
Posted by: m at December 05, 2018 05:38 PM (eJj1Q)

Or Wellesley. Posture tests.




We haven't seen that. And they'd only have got Hillary if they did law school students.

There is a rumor that Yale did a naked photo of every undergrad for reasons, but they've never been released.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2018 05:51 PM (fuK7c)

393 you know what makes this lots of fun? we have some francophiles in our circles that absolutely love france and everything french. they have spent most of their adult lives there. they rail against things American and hate Trump more than goldberg. they believe that the french way is the best way.

so the funny thing is they love the traditional, stereotypical french way and believe that they are the french everyman. now they are looking at the french rioters and disagreeing with their methods and reasons and having to reconcile the fact that they think they are jean doe but they agree with macron.

nothing like sitting down with a good claret while listening to their gears grind, watching the steam coming out of their ears as they try not to have the psychic break that is coming.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 05:51 PM (MTjB1)

394 >>Why, merely coordinating and agreeing to togs for each country's Tranny Commando Death Squadron alone will take three years, minimum!

I did a bunch of work with various European railways including the trains that run on the Chunnel. Ho-lee fuck was that frustrating. Even had to spend a week in Vernon, France at a French testing facility a couple years ago. Spoiler, the rooms were not heated for a reason only God knows.

Just getting the Brits and French to agree on basic things took forever. The EU railway commission has spent years just trying to get the various countries to agree on a standard rail size.

The EU is destined to fall. It's just a matter of when.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2018 05:51 PM (/tuJf)

395 But all the great European "countries" haven't been countries Germany has only been a nation state for 150ish years. Austria, 100 years. Italy, 150ish.

---

well, since they're all now nations of immigrants, they're all only about 15-20 years old.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 05, 2018 05:51 PM (7J5t2)

396

I have designed an Apple mini-guillotine and shall cut off all their foreskins!

Posted by: Timmy Kook at December 05, 2018 05:51 PM (Ekp3N)

397 Parenthood and family are stabilizing and civilizing qualities.

I'm skeptical. Muslims parent and have families. But I doubt most around here admire the stability and civilization of Muslims. Without the right values, which are not necessarily incidents of parenthood and family, parenthood and family aren't going to produce the results we want.

But that's really a separate issue from the one that Prager and so many others seem to be promoting these days: that parents have remarkable insights about the world.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 05, 2018 05:51 PM (H5knJ)

398 I miss piggly wiggly, when I was a kid we went to hinky dinky. HEB is just plain boring

the Butt family (H E B) are wildly open borders and their corporate policy is the same

Posted by: DanMan at December 05, 2018 05:52 PM (XTiHL)

399 392 Two first ladies whom we've seen naked!
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2018 05:36 PM (fuK7c)

Didn't we see HRC that way in a weird Vassar medical test?
Posted by: m at December 05, 2018 05:38 PM (eJj1Q)

Or Wellesley. Posture tests.

We haven't seen that. And they'd only have got Hillary if they did law school students.

There is a rumor that Yale did a naked photo of every undergrad for reasons, but they've never been released.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2018 05:51 PM (fuK7c)

Thanks. Maybe I've seen a spoofed one. Or just . . . had that nightmare.

Posted by: m at December 05, 2018 05:52 PM (eJj1Q)

400 On to the Bastille! The 6th Republic awaits!!! - Joe Biden, Presidential material

Posted by: Archer at December 05, 2018 05:52 PM (gmo/4)

401 Would Trump save Europe from itself again?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 05, 2018 05:52 PM (bQtop)

402 lol, you know if europe was so great there would be no United States.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 05:52 PM (MTjB1)

403 Supposedly Cuba just allowed their subjects to see the entire internet instead of just state-run websites.


Porn surge.

Posted by: eleven at December 05, 2018 05:53 PM (NLLmE)

404 I have designed an Apple mini-guillotine and shall cut off all their foreskins!
Posted by: Timmy Kook



Net the joos beat you to it.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 05:53 PM (5CJXD)

405 I had a 2008 F150 that way. $24k base model. Rubber floor mat, no carpet."

Jr. mouse has an STX SuperCab long bed - it's amazing how nice a "base" truck is these days.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 05:53 PM (6qErC)

406 Loved that truck. Didn't name it. Still totaled it when a guy ran a red light.

Posted by: DanMan at December 05, 2018 05:53 PM (XTiHL)

407 I have designed an Apple mini-guillotine and shall cut off all their foreskins!
Posted by: Timmy Kook



Net the joos beat you to it.


*Bet

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 05:54 PM (5CJXD)

408 oops, my 2014 has a 7.5' bed, XLT, 4WD, $30k drive out when I bought it new

Posted by: DanMan at December 05, 2018 05:54 PM (XTiHL)

409

But all the great European "countries" haven't been countries Germany
has only been a nation state for 150ish years. Austria, 100 years.
Italy, 150ish.


IIRC, America has the world's oldest functioning Constitution.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 05:54 PM (HaL55)

410 @333 Italy 2025: Screw it, we're out

Brussels 2025: Send in the troops

USA 2025: Don't make me come over there again
--------------------

A little while ago I posted elsewhere that an EU vs European Country squabble might very well come down to who was in the White House at the time. And the reason for that is that the NATO treaty defense provisions would likely be invoked by *both* sides, for the express purpose of getting the US involved. After all, US involvement on one side would pretty much guarantee the defeat of the other side.

Posted by: junior at December 05, 2018 05:54 PM (Fp6vo)

411 Would Americans demonstrate, or even riot, over Climate taxes? Or over higher gasoline taxes?

I don't see it happening. Strange, in the land of the Boston Tea Party.

Posted by: Mains - aka Hands at December 05, 2018 05:55 PM (786Ro)

412
When I was a real live Boy, a bunch of us would turn a VW Beetle 90 degrees in a parking spot. Only took us a couple of minutes, too.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 05:48 PM (HaL55)


Oh, yeah! And it was a cinch to do when you might - might - have several beers in you.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2018 05:55 PM (pNxlR)

413 A riot is an ungly thing ... undt, i timl that it is chust about time ve had vun!

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at December 05, 2018 05:55 PM (wVcNm)

414

For certain values of "functioning," post-TFG.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 05:55 PM (HaL55)

415 Jr. mouse has an STX SuperCab long bed - it's amazing how nice a "base" truck is these days.
Posted by: Anon a mouse


Yeah. F-i-l just bought a top of the line GMC Denali 1500 - $70,000.00.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 05:55 PM (5CJXD)

416 I thank God everyday that my ancestors had the good sense to get kicked out of Europe.

Posted by: Archer at December 05, 2018 05:55 PM (gmo/4)

417 new ace thread

Posted by: m at December 05, 2018 05:55 PM (eJj1Q)

418 I have only ever had F-150, I like this one, had the last 14 years.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 05:55 PM (/rm4P)

419 Nood.

Posted by: HH at December 05, 2018 05:56 PM (mIJBI)

420 Would Americans demonstrate, or even riot, over Climate taxes? Or over higher gasoline taxes?


Just filled up. $1.84/gallon.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 05:56 PM (5CJXD)

421 2nd time today had the comment after nood.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 05:56 PM (/rm4P)

422 If you've ever been in an HEB store on the 1st and the 15th , you know why the are open borders. I will say that I don't see anywhere near the amount of EBT user as in the past.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 05, 2018 05:57 PM (7QGOK)

423

Porn surge.
Car parts.

J.C. Whitney in particular.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 05:57 PM (HaL55)

424 @389 I read somewhere that the German army has to pay overtime if the soldiers work more than a few hours a day...Weekends off probably and holidays off, etc..etc.
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I think I remember hearing during the Yugoslavia mess that one of the European armies - Belgium, iirc - was unionized.

Posted by: junior at December 05, 2018 05:57 PM (Fp6vo)

425 Excusez quemoi le citoyen peut-il vous direct j'a La Bastille?

Posted by: Paladin at December 05, 2018 05:58 PM (wVcNm)

426 Making potatoes au gratin tonight in solidarity.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at December 05, 2018 06:01 PM (2lndx)

427 Merry Christmas from psychology Professor Sprankle!

Eric Sprankle, PsyD
@DrSprankle
The virgin birth story is about an all-knowing, all-powerful deity impregnating a human teen. There is no definition of consent that would include that scenario. Happy Holidays.

-
So BJ Clinton was not the only malefactor.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at December 05, 2018 06:01 PM (H0Ek8)

428 IIRC, America has the world's oldest functioning Constitution.




Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 05:54 PM (HaL55)

Our betters are working to "fix" that!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 05, 2018 06:01 PM (f3oO4)

429 311 I can see the EU army that they are proposing. Most all the fighting would be between themselves, country vs country...what a mess that would be.
Posted by: Colin at December 05, 2018 05:34 PM (lYS3t)
-------------------------------------------------
I figure it would be a EUstapo.
Not country vs. country so much as EU vs. recalcitrant countries.

You got Frogs who don't like tithing to the Church of Global Warming? You obviously can't count on the Frogendarmes to beat the "mob" down.
But a EUropean army made up, perhaps, of "new Europeans" might do the job.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 05, 2018 06:01 PM (Rxduq)

430
Eric Sprankle, PsyD


How nice it is to be living in a time when there's never been so many really smart people chasing down and solving the world's most pressing problems!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2018 06:04 PM (pNxlR)

431 Global warming is bullshit.
The French people understand that. They are objecting to making Gore rich thru making a tank of gas unobtainable.
Stay tuned. More countries to follow.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 05, 2018 06:10 PM (0tfLf)

432 I'm waiting for the Striking Riot Police to accidentially, whilst off duty but fully equipped, to sort of drift into a heavy Muslim area and crack some skulls that they can't do on duty.

Or be off duty so that the civilians can go Medieval without worry that Macron's foot soldiers won't beat down citizens to protect the invaders.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 05, 2018 06:11 PM (lD3vL)

433 336 Tinfoilbaby. I do it all the time but there is a trick. Park just a little to far over the line so that you end up getting 2 spaces and you can just kick the Smartcar out of the way.

i love it when folks do that. it's like they're saving a space for my civic.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 05, 2018 06:17 PM (xGZ+b)

434 Getting the police to ignore crime is a subtle way to cultivate immigrant support

Posted by: Lousy1 at December 05, 2018 06:33 PM (1wxON)

435 I wonder if the french were set off by knowing its possible to have a president who cares about his people like Trump.

Posted by: PJ at December 05, 2018 06:42 PM (qlTN9)

436 Madame Defarge's gggg grandson takes family heirloom pike from umbrella stand by the front door. Blows the dust off.says well old friend, let's go see whose head will adorn you this time.

Posted by: Le Garde Vieux at December 05, 2018 06:52 PM (Gl29c)

437 Yellow Jackets to me! To hell with Georgia!!

Posted by: George Burdell at December 05, 2018 07:55 PM (HM6Vb)

438 I think unlimited strike means it's potentially of unlimited duration.

Posted by: PG at December 05, 2018 08:10 PM (iqCkn)

439 213 Looking for a Oerlikon 20mm lower, want to mount on my truck
Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 05:14 PM (/rm4P)

#Metoo . Actually I am looking for one as well. My gun looks cool hanging from the ceiling but a original mount would be good.

Posted by: NZFrank withanM2 at December 05, 2018 08:54 PM (bgJ0E)

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