May's Government Survives Confidence Vote, 200 of Her Own MPs Expressing Confidence, But 117 Conservatives Expressing No Confidence

We won't have a Trexit over Brexit. (Though May already announced she will not stand for PM at the next elections.)

I'm just learning that the entire Parliament apparently doesn't vote on a no-confidence vote, but only those in the parliamentary party -- the Conservatives. While she won the vote, she lost a lot of her fellow party members.

If we assume most of the Conservatives voting against her did so over her Brexit negotiations/plan, then it seems doubtful she can get her Brexit package through the entire Parliament.


Live BBC coverage here. Look for the "LIVE" button just under the main headline image, on the left. (I can't seem to link it directly.)

BTW, I put the Google post into draft. It's an important story and I think it should be a main point of discussion. As this May news will dominate any comments thread, I'm keeping it in draft until after the May discussion has run its course.

In Case You Missed It: m linked this stunt from earlier this week. An MP stole the ceremonial mace from Parliament -- and it is the bequeathing of the mace by the queen that empowers Parliament to pass laws in her name, that is, the mace carries with it the royal power of lawmaking -- but was intercepted from Parliament on the way out.

Without the mace, the Parliament lacks any lawmaking power.

Interesting British lore.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 03:50 PM




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Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 12, 2018 03:50 PM (Wj6hd)

2 First?

Posted by: Flyguy at December 12, 2018 03:50 PM (3sOO0)

3 What just happened?

Posted by: bonhomme at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (9qZ3S)

4 Oh...I see.

Posted by: Brunnhilde at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (aW5/6)

5 Thanks, Ace!

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (+ZMGe)

6 Stomped into oblivion.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (NWiLs)

7 It's like musical posts. I had some damn good comments that got vaporized.

Posted by: Qoheleth at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (fD23g)

8 Theresa May Not

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (KUaJL)

9 That was.......interesting.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (ffYR/)

10
Whoa. It like a whole thread cried out in pain and was silenced.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (8XRCm)

11 Google censored the thread!!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (aKsyK)

12 Go long on Boris!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (WXewq)

13 Ummmmm...what?

Posted by: tu3031 at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (sf1AO)

14 it's a powerful new technique to announce the nood

Posted by: x at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (nFwvY)

15 Trexits are for kids!

Posted by: LizLem at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (hvf9s)

16 Boris the spider

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (aKsyK)

17 10
Whoa. It like a whole thread cried out in pain and was silenced.
Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (8XRCm)

Morons comment in single file to hide their numbers.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (NWiLs)

18 Google censored the thread!!
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (aKsyK)

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Bullshit.


Im puttin my money on zombie.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 03:52 PM (8XRCm)

19 Zap

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 12, 2018 03:52 PM (zcM+Q)

20 She deserves to lose. The Tories deserve to lose.
The British People deserve better, but they won't get it.

Posted by: DocJ at December 12, 2018 03:52 PM (IbD2v)

21 Sounds like she'll survive. Hopefully not, but probably so. So much for Brexit.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at December 12, 2018 03:52 PM (RD7QR)

22 Confusion and panic intensifies. Not over the Brexit thing though.

Posted by: Someguy at December 12, 2018 03:52 PM (h5Df3)

23 One can hope. Stupid twat is slow-walking Brexit as much as she can.

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 12, 2018 03:52 PM (p0nVR)

24 In before Joan Collins

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 03:52 PM (xJa6I)

25 As much as I'd like her gone, I think she stays.

Posted by: Sooner at December 12, 2018 03:52 PM (Fs5vw)

26 Whoa. It like a whole thread cried out in pain and was silenced.
Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (8XRCm)

Morons comment in single file to hide their numbers.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (NWiLs)

Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to NeverTrump.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 12, 2018 03:52 PM (KUaJL)

27

Whoa. It like a whole thread cried out in pain and was silenced.

I fear something terrible has happened.

Begun, The Hamster Wars have...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 03:52 PM (HaL55)

28 May be May not?

Posted by: Undocumented at December 12, 2018 03:52 PM (iQKgg)

29 Dang! I thought my office had finally blocked the HQ.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at December 12, 2018 03:52 PM (NwPgk)

30 Whoa. It like a whole thread cried out in pain and was silenced.

Only Imperial Storm Troopers are so accurate.

Posted by: Toby wan Kenobe at December 12, 2018 03:52 PM (WXewq)

31 Google was being evil.

Posted by: torabora at December 12, 2018 03:52 PM (cjJ09)

32 I'll give my same comment that I did on the disappeared post, hello?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 12, 2018 03:53 PM (bQtop)

33 Morons comment in single file to hide their numbers.

This is not the post you're looking for. You can go about your commenting. Move along...

Posted by: Qoheleth at December 12, 2018 03:53 PM (fD23g)

34 "We might have a Trexit over Brexit."

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If the rumors are right the Brits will not have either. If she comes out waving an umbrella it will be "Brexit in our time".

Posted by: Decaf at December 12, 2018 03:53 PM (jLBUC)

35 The previous thread has been removed pursuant to a sealed warrant as a threat to national security.

Please go about your regular business. Move along.

Posted by: GooMazonCIA HQ at December 12, 2018 03:53 PM (DuAZ5)

36 17 10
Whoa. It like a whole thread cried out in pain and was silenced.
Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (8XRCm)

Morons comment in single file to hide their numbers.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (NWiLs)

LOL

Nice

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 03:53 PM (xJa6I)

37

EM SILLY RABBIT FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at December 12, 2018 03:53 PM (GEhPL)

38 All that lovely talk about cheesesteaks and pizza, gone!

Posted by: Boots at December 12, 2018 03:53 PM (e9omi)

39
18 Google censored the thread!!

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Bullshit.

Im puttin my money on zombie.


have you ever seen google and zombie in the same room? heard google sing while zombie was drinking water?

Posted by: Anachronda at December 12, 2018 03:53 PM (xGZ+b)

40 And just like that, the thread was gone.

Posted by: blaster at December 12, 2018 03:53 PM (9VeU0)

41 See? It all worked out in the end.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 12, 2018 03:53 PM (lwiT4)

42 Any man who admit to seeing the last thread spend a night in the box.

Posted by: tu3031 at December 12, 2018 03:53 PM (sf1AO)

43 "I shall let that pass, since you cannot possibly know whose leg it is that you are pushing."

Posted by: Inspector Jacques Clouseau at December 12, 2018 03:53 PM (ctuyM)

44
Saw a few 'FREXIT' signs in Paris protest coverage last Saturday. It appears another level of governmental authority over the producer class is not appreciated.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 12, 2018 03:53 PM (jYje5)

45 I don't think that Google is a monopoly.



Posted by: R. An Domeski at December 12, 2018 03:53 PM (hrcfq)

46 I just got auto willowed. I bet Goggle is behind it.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 12, 2018 03:53 PM (xfb67)

47 At this point, what difference does it make?

Posted by: Lizzy at December 12, 2018 03:53 PM (W+vEI)

48 You may proceed of "your own free wil.....HAHAHAHA that always cracks me up!

Posted by: Don't be evil, cause only I can be me! at December 12, 2018 03:54 PM (nEOLy)

49 The coordinates are right but there is no Google thread there...

Posted by: Timon Solo at December 12, 2018 03:54 PM (dKm4U)

50 Waat?

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 03:54 PM (2sCft)

51 We choose to hang by the thread.

Posted by: Undocumented at December 12, 2018 03:54 PM (iQKgg)

52 Well? What is it?

Posted by: votermom at December 12, 2018 03:54 PM (EGSGm)

53 The British People deserve better, but they won't get it.

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Seems like they're getting what they deserve. After all, what are they going to do about their slavemasters in Brussells nullifying their will?

Fuck-all, mate. That's what.

Posted by: Hooray for Boobies at December 12, 2018 03:54 PM (SOgjZ)

54 She was a rotten choice from the very beginning, and over this very issue.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 12, 2018 03:54 PM (oVJmc)

55 Word has it that May prefers a 9mm over .45.

Posted by: IP at December 12, 2018 03:54 PM (dM3St)

56 49 The coordinates are right but there is no Google thread there...
Posted by: Timon Solo at December 12, 2018 03:54 PM (dKm4U)

Why don't you just go over to that small thread over there.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 12, 2018 03:54 PM (KUaJL)

57 "Theresa May Not
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (KUaJL)"

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Always a tease.

Posted by: Decaf at December 12, 2018 03:54 PM (jLBUC)

58 I felt a disturbance in the force.

It's as if a 100 Morons yelled out at once, "WTF", and were silenced.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 03:54 PM (ftdxp)

59 IT'S LIKE THAT PURPLE DUDE WITH HIS GLOVE.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLESBURGER at December 12, 2018 03:54 PM (ZejZP)

60 45 I don't think that Google is a monopoly.



Posted by: R. An Domeski at December 12, 2018 03:53 PM (hrcfq)

Here's your Google Search check

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 03:54 PM (xJa6I)

61 You know what's weird? The "Great Powers" in Europe, Germany, Britain, and France, are all having trouble, and all led by women: Merkel, May, and Macron.

Posted by: blaster at December 12, 2018 03:55 PM (9VeU0)

62 Some posts on the previous thread got zapped.

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 03:55 PM (+ZMGe)

63 38 All that lovely talk about cheesesteaks and pizza, gone!

like tears in the rain

Posted by: Roy Batty at December 12, 2018 03:55 PM (NmR1a)

64 A Reuben with pastrami is called a Rachel.

I know it's a repeat comment, but dammit, this is important!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 12, 2018 03:55 PM (xfb67)

65 58 I felt a disturbance in the force.

It's as if a 100 Morons yelled out at once, "WTF", and were silenced.


It was only a new program loading into the Matrix.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at December 12, 2018 03:55 PM (kUmUV)

66 Here we go.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2018 03:56 PM (/tuJf)

67 Erna Solberg for the win!

Posted by: Undocumented at December 12, 2018 03:56 PM (iQKgg)

68
How about they declare the shitty part of the Midlands a Muzzie enclave separate state, build a wall, dump all of them in there and require passports and ongoing tickets to ever leave?

Posted by: M K Ultra at December 12, 2018 03:56 PM (NWIbW)

69 News story on Fox Business this morning said she had vote commitments more than sufficient to retain the position, and would be flying off to the Continent to [negotiate] wheedle and beg more concessions from her EU overlords.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 12, 2018 03:56 PM (ctuyM)

70 You know what's weird? The "Great Powers" in Europe, Germany, Britain, and France, are all having trouble, and all led by women: Merkel, May, and Macron.


ISWYDT

Though one of the interesting facts about these European leaders is their childlessness.

Posted by: Toby wan Kenobe at December 12, 2018 03:56 PM (WXewq)

71 "and Macron."

I thought her son was running France?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 12, 2018 03:56 PM (cqNba)

72 46 I just got auto willowed bah'd. I bet Goggle is behind it.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 12, 2018 03:53 PM (xfb67)


FIFY.

Doesn't have the same poetry to it, though.

Posted by: blaster at December 12, 2018 03:56 PM (9VeU0)

73 Any second now.

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 03:56 PM (+ZMGe)

74 Say hello to my new friends at Google, Mr. O'Spades.

Posted by: Bill Kristol at December 12, 2018 03:56 PM (sf1AO)

75 Some posts on the previous thread got zapped.
Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 03:55 PM (+ZMGe)

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How can you tell? I can't even see that thread now.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 03:57 PM (ffYR/)

76 If May survives Great Briton is done, of they kick her out they may last another ten yrs

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 12, 2018 03:57 PM (bQtop)

77 Fkn globalists.

Posted by: mikeyG at December 12, 2018 03:57 PM (LL1Be)

78 So are we waiting for white smoke or black?

Posted by: IP at December 12, 2018 03:57 PM (dM3St)

79 What's this about cheesesteaks and pizza?

Posted by: San Franpyscho at December 12, 2018 03:57 PM (kaRc1)

80 >>>62 Some posts on the previous thread got zapped.


The post will be back!!!!

You obviously don't know how lazy I am or you wouldn't doubt that I am bringing back the post I already wrote.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 03:57 PM (PbpT7)

81 Of course she survives.....

Posted by: JoeF. at December 12, 2018 03:57 PM (NFEMn)

82 Bah.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2018 03:57 PM (/tuJf)

83 A Reuben with pastrami is called a Rachel.

Poor Rachel. Everyone dissing her meat flaps.

Posted by: bonhomme at December 12, 2018 03:57 PM (9qZ3S)

84 Do you think Macron's wife gets jealous when he meets with Theresa May?

Or Merkel?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 12, 2018 03:57 PM (xfb67)

85 I don't think that Google is a monopoly.



Posted by: R. An Domeski at December 12, 2018 03:53 PM (hrcfq)


You are correct. It's not even close ... and neither was Microsoft when they extorted a couple of hundred billion from it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 03:57 PM (oRu+u)

86 EU tradition: keep holding votes until the proles choose the correct option

Posted by: brak at December 12, 2018 03:57 PM (VckGX)

87 no results yet? ...
white smoke?
black smoke?

blue smoke?

Posted by: illiniwek at December 12, 2018 03:57 PM (Cus5s)

88 If May survives Great Briton is done, of they kick her out they may last another ten yrs
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 12, 2018 03:57 PM (bQtop)

Not if Corbyn comes next

Posted by: JoeF. at December 12, 2018 03:58 PM (NFEMn)

89 She survives.
The Tories will get the beat-down they richly deserve in a couple of years.

Posted by: DocJ at December 12, 2018 03:58 PM (IbD2v)

90 May won.

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 03:58 PM (+ZMGe)

91 May stays. Brits just got fucked.

Posted by: Sooner at December 12, 2018 03:58 PM (Fs5vw)

92 Solberg for the win again!

Posted by: Undocumented at December 12, 2018 03:58 PM (iQKgg)

93 The entire British conservative establishment are a bunch of idiots who have just cut their own throats by re-endorsing the May Not Leave.

Posted by: Decaf at December 12, 2018 03:58 PM (jLBUC)

94 So she survived. For now. They gotta wait at least a year.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at December 12, 2018 03:58 PM (q7IoS)

95

Bah!

We could just say "humbugged" instead of "willowed" now.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 03:58 PM (HaL55)

96 More importantly: On Red Letter Media's Best of the Worst, Macaulay Culkin is talking about Home Alone 4.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 03:58 PM (xJa6I)

97 "You obviously don't know how lazy I am or you wouldn't doubt that I am bringing back the post I already wrote."

None of us doubt it, Boss.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 12, 2018 03:58 PM (cqNba)

98

English Breakfast Fart Smoke.

If you've ever had it, you know...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at December 12, 2018 03:58 PM (q1al1)

99 Word has it that May prefers a 9mm over .45.
Posted by: IP


No wonder she got a no confidence vote.
Webley's are Brit and were .455

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 03:58 PM (ftdxp)

100 Any man who admit to seeing the last thread spend a night in the box.



Posted by: tu3031 at December 12, 2018 03:53 PM (sf1AO)

Well, I'm a woman and I saw the thread, so ha!

Posted by: pookysgirl at December 12, 2018 03:58 PM (XKZwp)

101 Shit.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 12, 2018 03:58 PM (VaN/j)

102 will the limey's get a dental plan out of this?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 12, 2018 03:58 PM (KP5rU)

103 Lie back and think of England....

Posted by: JoeF. at December 12, 2018 03:58 PM (NFEMn)

104 The post will be back!!!!

You obviously don't know how lazy I am or you wouldn't doubt that I am bringing back the post I already wrote.

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I thought Cloaca or whatever her name was sent Ace an email asking him to delete his inaccurate Google post and he liked her reasoning.

Posted by: Hooray for Boobies at December 12, 2018 03:59 PM (SOgjZ)

105 May stays.

So, nothing has changed.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 12, 2018 03:59 PM (WXewq)

106 200 for May
117 against May

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 03:59 PM (+ZMGe)

107 I don't know how this Limey stuff works, if you win a vote of no confidence, does that mean they are confident in you?

Posted by: blaster at December 12, 2018 03:59 PM (9VeU0)

108 It wasn't even close. But May has, at best, 200 votes for her Brexit mess.

Posted by: DocJ at December 12, 2018 03:59 PM (IbD2v)

109 A Reuben with pastrami is called a Rachel.

Poor Rachel. Everyone dissing her meat flaps.
Posted by: bonhomme at December 12, 2018 03:57 PM (9qZ3S)

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In never did care for Friends.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 03:59 PM (8XRCm)

110 I don t think the Brits deserve better than May. Hell they might deserve worse. Us too since abject stupidity is now popular policy.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 12, 2018 03:59 PM (zcM+Q)

111 Brits better get their yellow vest martinized. They are going to need them.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2018 03:59 PM (/tuJf)

112 No, it was me telling people where the old Bell monopoly ended up.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 12, 2018 03:59 PM (37IEG)

113 Crap, now 8 more weeks of winter.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 12, 2018 03:59 PM (xfb67)

114 The Queen is meeting with the Gettys, the Rothchilds, and Col. Sanders' brain in a jar in the Vatican right now to determine how this is going to go.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 12, 2018 03:59 PM (oVJmc)

115 So she lives to wheedle again. Next election the Tories get stomped unless Labour is too crazy even for the Brits.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at December 12, 2018 03:59 PM (RD7QR)

116 Now we'll have another referendum and try, try again. Get it right, little people.

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 03:59 PM (+ZMGe)

117 Yep, they had their chance. Now it's nothing more than managing the decline of the UK into oblivion. Poor, stupid limeys.....

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 03:59 PM (2sCft)

118 100 Any man who admit to seeing the last thread spend a night in the box.



Posted by: tu3031 at December 12, 2018 03:53 PM (sf1AO)

Well, I'm a woman and I saw the thread, so ha!
Posted by: pookysgirl

women get a night on the shelf

Posted by: x at December 12, 2018 03:59 PM (nFwvY)

119 It is hard to underestimate the Brits who are persecuting their citizens who dare to notice that invaders are raping their daughters.

Posted by: Decaf at December 12, 2018 03:59 PM (jLBUC)

120 So now that you gun-lovin' wingnuts know what we can do.....

Posted by: Google.... at December 12, 2018 04:00 PM (NFEMn)

121 The post will be back!!!!

You obviously don't know how lazy I am or you wouldn't doubt that I am bringing back the post I already wrote.
Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 03:57 PM (PbpT7)

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I, for one, never doubted and had great faith in your laziness, Boss.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 04:00 PM (ffYR/)

122 The entire British conservative establishment are a bunch of idiots who have just cut their own throats by re-endorsing the May Not Leave.
Posted by: Decaf at December 12, 2018 03:58 PM


So you're saying the Tories are a minimally-useful mound of canine faeces?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 12, 2018 04:00 PM (ctuyM)

123
So we have a new Pope?


Posted by: R. An Domeski at December 12, 2018 04:00 PM (hrcfq)

124 The post will be back!!!!

As long as we're doing Star Wars metaphors today, need I point out that the Death Star was destroyed in the first movie, came back larger in a sequel and was destroyed again before it was finished, and then came back again, planet-sized and called "Star-Killer," and destroyed again?

It's a trap!

Posted by: Qoheleth at December 12, 2018 04:00 PM (fD23g)

125

no results yet? ...
white smoke?
black smoke?

blue smoke?


Indicative of a blown engine. Yep, there goes Formerly Great Britain. I hope the welcome their new muzzie overlords.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 04:00 PM (HaL55)

126 80 You obviously don't know how lazy I am
Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 03:57 PM (PbpT7)

You take that back!

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 04:01 PM (+ZMGe)

127 These globalist useful idiots are really...idiots. How in the heck can they think that some German bureaucrat sitting in Brussels knows what best for them and their town in the UK? How can they think such a person has their best interests at heart?

Posted by: Agent Cooper at December 12, 2018 04:01 PM (8tNRg)

128 Meh. Britain hasn't been Great for a long time.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 12, 2018 04:01 PM (Wj6hd)

129 A Reuben with pastrami is called a Rachel.

Poor Rachel. Everyone dissing her meat flaps.
Posted by: bonhomme at December 12, 2018 03:57 PM (9qZ3S)

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In never did care for Friends.
Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 03:59 PM (8XRCm)
++++
Me either. But I'm partial to meat flaps....

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 04:01 PM (2sCft)

130 "women get a night on the shelf"

If it's Ace's shelves, this could be problematic.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 12, 2018 04:01 PM (cqNba)

131 >>> Saw a few 'FREXIT' signs in Paris protest coverage last Saturday. It appears another level of governmental authority over the producer class is not appreciated.

Rahm wants to increase taxes now. Chi-exit?

Posted by: LizLem at December 12, 2018 04:01 PM (hvf9s)

132 women get a night on the shelf
Posted by: x at December 12, 2018 03:59 PM (nFwvY)

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MILF on a shilf ????

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 04:01 PM (8XRCm)

133 EU tradition: keep holding votes until the proles choose the correct option

Posted by: brak at December 12, 2018 03:57 PM (VckGX)


Actually, the EU usually likes to stop any voting and slip things in surreptitiously ... as in the formation of the EU, itself.

"You NPC masses won't vote for us to exist ... then we'll come into being with a 'treaty', say something like Lisbon ... instead of a constitution! What do you think of that, assholes? ... Never mind, we don't give a shit what you think of it." -- The EU

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 04:01 PM (oRu+u)

134 The same people who would have voted for Hilary if over here overwhelmingly supported May over there.

Not necessarily a good outcome for the actual British people.

Posted by: West at December 12, 2018 04:01 PM (7Fa8Y)

135 So we have a new Pope?


The Moops

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 12, 2018 04:01 PM (WXewq)

136 I think that if Disney wanted to get really real with Star Wars, they should import in Ming the Merciless and Flash Gordon, since those serials were part of the heritage.

Posted by: blaster at December 12, 2018 04:01 PM (9VeU0)

137 Britain is still a member of the European Union?

Posted by: R. An Domeski at December 12, 2018 04:02 PM (hrcfq)

138 Now I don't mean to suggest anything untoward, but is it possible ace fell for the old delete your post and I will send you facts trick?

Posted by: Someguy at December 12, 2018 04:02 PM (h5Df3)

139 The Moops
Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 12, 2018 04:01 PM (WXewq)
===

Moors!

Posted by: Bubble Boy at December 12, 2018 04:02 PM (BDZWU)

140 107 I don't know how this Limey stuff works, if you win a vote of no confidence, does that mean they are confident in you?
Posted by: blaster

it usually means the general manager is going to shitcan you in 48 hours

Posted by: x at December 12, 2018 04:02 PM (nFwvY)

141 As long as we're doing Star Wars metaphors today,
need I point out that the Death Star was destroyed in the first movie,
came back larger in a sequel and was destroyed again before it was
finished, and then came back again, planet-sized and called
"Star-Killer," and destroyed again?

It's a trap!


Posted by: Qoheleth at December 12, 2018 04:00 PM (fD23g)
In Star Wars 9 there will be a partially completed new starkiller base even bigger that the resistance (the 6 of them that are left) will blow to smithereens with the help of the Porgs...

Posted by: Timon at December 12, 2018 04:02 PM (dKm4U)

142 If it's Ace's shelves, this could be problematic.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 12, 2018 04:01 PM


The only shelves around here are Ace's shelves.

The moose out front should have sent you the memo.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 12, 2018 04:02 PM (ctuyM)

143 My blood- pact with Moloch keeps me in power as long as there is still a single ungroomed British child on the Island.

WE SHALL FEAST UPON YOUR SOULS!!!!

Posted by: Theresa May's Demonic Powers at December 12, 2018 04:02 PM (7PwuC)

144 110 I don t think the Brits deserve better than May. Hell they might deserve worse. Us too since abject stupidity is now popular policy.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 12, 2018 03:59 PM (zcM+Q)

They voted to leave!

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 04:02 PM (+ZMGe)

145 80 You obviously don't know how lazy I am

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 03:57 PM (PbpT7)

Do so! Do so!

Posted by: tu3031 at December 12, 2018 04:02 PM (sf1AO)

146 Not good.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 04:02 PM (NWiLs)

147 "You know what's weird? The "Great Powers" in Europe, Germany, Britain, and France, are all having trouble, and all led by women: Merkel, May, and Macron.
Posted by: blaster at December 12, 2018 03:55 PM (9VeU0)"

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And all childless without a stake in the future. Yeah, they are going to do their best for future generations.

Posted by: Decaf at December 12, 2018 04:02 PM (jLBUC)

148 women get a night on the shelf
Posted by: x at December 12, 2018 03:59 PM (nFwvY)

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MILF on a shilf ????

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Whore in a Drawer

Posted by: Hooray for Boobies at December 12, 2018 04:02 PM (SOgjZ)

149 It's the same there as here, at least so far as our Congress and Senate are concerned. You get a choice between utterly useless "right" candidates, and outright commies.

But this DOESN'T mean the pseudo-Brexit deal goes through, at least from what I've seen. This is something the Brits do when the government screws up bigly, but which allows it to stay in.

After Tobruk fell, and Rommel advanced into Egypt, they had such a vote backing WSC.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 12, 2018 04:02 PM (VaN/j)

150 Doesn't matter where the dwell, with the exception of Trump, Farage, possibly Boris Johnson's, Le Pen and a handful of others in eastern bloc nations like Poland, the leaders of the West are traitors and deserve the fate of a traitor.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 12, 2018 04:02 PM (MCKpy)

151 It is hard to underestimate the Brits who are persecuting their citizens who dare to notice that invaders are raping their daughters.

Posted by: Decaf at December 12, 2018 03:59 PM (jLBUC)


To be honest ... that's most of British history you just described.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 04:02 PM (oRu+u)

152 I've updated the post to report what I think just happened.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:03 PM (PbpT7)

153 >87 no results yet? ...
>white smoke?
>black smoke?

>blue smoke?
>Posted by: illiniwek

Blue smoke lets us know that there will be 6 more weeks of VW Diesel production.

Posted by: Smokey Behr at December 12, 2018 04:03 PM (ecadB)

154 Britain is still a member of the European Union?

Until the end of March, I believe.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 12, 2018 04:03 PM (WXewq)

155 M
So, have they left?

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 12, 2018 04:03 PM (zcM+Q)

156 Moors!
Posted by: Bubble Boy at December 12, 2018 04:02 PM


Din't 'e say that?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 12, 2018 04:03 PM (ctuyM)

157 Any partnership interest in taking up gun running to the British and French rebels?
All I need is a boat... a really fast boat. Well, and we'd need the guns too.. I haven't gotten the whole plan together just yet.

Posted by: IP at December 12, 2018 04:03 PM (dM3St)

158 May is treating Brexit like Ryan and the Rinos treat the wall.

Posted by: LASue at December 12, 2018 04:03 PM (BQw5W)

159 You obviously don't know how lazy I am

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 03:57 PM (PbpT7)


------

Yeah.

we do.

Posted by: The Shelves at December 12, 2018 04:03 PM (8XRCm)

160 Rahm wants to increase taxes now. Chi-exit?

Posted by: LizLem at December 12, 2018 04:01 PM (hvf9s)

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I exited 32 years ago. Never once regretted that choice.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 04:04 PM (ffYR/)

161 I haven't been to a Jack-in-the-Box since I was 6 in Kirkland, WA. I remember the tacos as being sealed on the top with a meat/cheese substance in the pocket, kinda like a flatter, crunchier pizza roll today. We ate them alot. Guessing they've upped their game since then.

Posted by: jhawk90 at December 12, 2018 04:04 PM (Xvo1a)

162 the Death Star was destroyed in the first movie, came back larger in a
sequel and was destroyed again before it was finished, and then came
back again



So..it's a tumor?

Posted by: mikeyG at December 12, 2018 04:04 PM (LL1Be)

163 >>>147 "You know what's weird? The "Great Powers" in Europe, Germany, Britain, and France, are all having trouble, and all led by women: Merkel, May, and Macron.
Posted by: blaster at December 12, 2018 03:55 PM (9VeU0)"

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And all childless without a stake in the future. Yeah, they are going to do their best for future generations.
Posted by: Decaf at December 12, 2018 04:02 PM (jLBUC)
_______________



Ya know, I may have had a thing or two to say about whether it's wise to place women in positions of leadership.

Posted by: The Bible at December 12, 2018 04:04 PM (7PwuC)

164
Whore in a Drawer

Posted by: Hooray for Boobies at December 12, 2018 04:02 PM (SOgjZ)
Obviously you don't pronounce that Hoo-err.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 12, 2018 04:04 PM (37IEG)

165 >>> More importantly: On Red Letter Media's Best of the Worst, Macaulay Culkin is talking about Home Alone 4.

Glad he's back, I like him on there.

Over/under on whether the RLM guys have talked with him about banging Mila Kunis?

Posted by: LizLem at December 12, 2018 04:04 PM (hvf9s)

166 Vote of no confidence I s what I have for President Trump. I have no confidence that he hates America or me. Now I had confidence in ubama. I was confident the little parasite would suck the lifeblood out of America and make it terminally ill with some sort of blood disease. The cure is opening a big old can of Scotch-Irish whoopass.

Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2018 04:04 PM (zLDYs)

167 Brits have been 9mm for a while, haven't they?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 04:04 PM (xJa6I)

168 Uh, yeah the Goggle discussion was important.

We were talking about sammiches!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 12, 2018 04:04 PM (xfb67)

169 Not even two-thirds of her own MPs. If the Comservatives had brains, stop laughing, they'd turf her out and put Boris on top with a crazy scheme. Even if the EU declared war to stop it, France especially cannot afford further economic downturn.

Posted by: trev006 at December 12, 2018 04:04 PM (qqEFK)

170 >>>If the rumors are right the Brits will not have either. If she comes out waving an umbrella it will be "Brexit in our time".

I suppose this could change, but I thought that British law says, as for now, that the UK is leaving the EU by a date certain this year whether they have agreed upon an arrangement with the EU or not.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:05 PM (PbpT7)

171 "The moose out front should have sent you the memo."

Its spelled 'memo'.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 12, 2018 04:05 PM (cqNba)

172 So does she get a door prize or something? Jiffy Pop Popcorn or a cheesy couch?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at December 12, 2018 04:05 PM (RD7QR)

173 155 M
So, have they left?
Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 12, 2018 04:03 PM (zcM+Q)

No. She's stopping Brexit.

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 04:05 PM (+ZMGe)

174 So May negotiated a Brexit deal that would have the UK leave EU but still be subject to EU regulations except now the UK won't have any input or voting rights on the regulations the EU imposes?

Do I have that right? I admit I haven't been keeping up on the details of this deal.

Posted by: WisRich at December 12, 2018 04:05 PM (G0vdT)

175 no results yet? ...

>white smoke?

>black smoke?



>blue smoke?


Purple Haze!

Posted by: Qoheleth at December 12, 2018 04:05 PM (fD23g)

176 "It is hard to underestimate the Brits who are persecuting their citizens who dare to notice that invaders are raping their daughters.

Posted by: Decaf at December 12, 2018 03:59 PM (jLBUC)

To be honest ... that's most of British history you just described.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair a"


Hence the existence of the "Black Irish"

Posted by: Benji Carver at December 12, 2018 04:05 PM (OD2ni)

177 I haven't been to a Jack-in-the-Box since I was 6 in Kirkland, WA. I remember the tacos as being sealed on the top with a meat/cheese substance in the pocket, kinda like a flatter, crunchier pizza roll today. We ate them alot. Guessing they've upped their game since then.
Posted by: jhawk90 at December 12, 2018 04:04 PM (Xvo1a)
++++
No actually they haven't - their tacos are still disgusting.

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 04:05 PM (2sCft)

178 When I heard that a thousand girls had been raped in Rotheram while the police looked the other way because they didn't want to be seen as racist, and saw Muslims attack British soldiers in the broad daylight with meat cleavers and there was no consideration about whether they even tap the brakes on taking "refugees" I knew Great Britain was done.

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 12, 2018 04:05 PM (p0nVR)

179 167
Brits have been 9mm for a while, haven't they?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 04:04 PM (xJa6I)
Yeah, the whole NATO standard thing that killed the .45

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 12, 2018 04:06 PM (37IEG)

180 When you buy anything at a Jack-in-the-Box, you should be auto-enrolled in welfare programs and issued an EBT card on the assumption that you've given up on life.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 12, 2018 04:06 PM (Wj6hd)

181 >>.hey'd turf her out and put Boris on top with a crazy scheme.

But isn't Boris a Remainer? He's claiming NOW that he just "wants a better deal," but I do not believe him. This is like the cucks who reject any kind of wall because, they claim, they want MORE EFFECTIVE border control measures, like "virtual fences" and "sophisticated drone technology."

He's a poser, I think, on this issue.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:06 PM (PbpT7)

182 Looks like she barely survived, and only that because she promised not to run for re-election. This is now a caretaker government with a lame-duck leader.

Election coming right up!

Posted by: Huck Follywood, moar coffee! at December 12, 2018 04:06 PM (LISuA)

183 >>>Hence the existence of the "Black Irish"

who are the black irish supposed to be descended from?

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:06 PM (PbpT7)

184 157 Any partnership interest in taking up gun running to the British and French rebels?
All I need is a boat... a really fast boat. Well, and we'd need the guns too.. I haven't gotten the whole plan together just yet.

Posted by: IP at December 12, 2018 04:03 PM (dM3St)

Guns can be bought easy and legal in the US. The trick is the money laundering of euros. We can pretend to be a traveling Americana show, nobody would suspect us for having guns.

Posted by: Someguy at December 12, 2018 04:07 PM (h5Df3)

185 170 >>>If the rumors are right the Brits will not have either. If she comes out waving an umbrella it will be "Brexit in our time".

I suppose this could change, but I thought that British law says, as for now, that the UK is leaving the EU by a date certain this year whether they have agreed upon an arrangement with the EU or not.
Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:05 PM (PbpT7)

But with a series of agreements, pleasing to the EU, which will leave the EU in charge of lots of British economic and political decisions.

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 04:07 PM (+ZMGe)

186 "I've updated the post to report what I think just happened."

Glad you can make heads or tails of how those Limeys do government.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 12, 2018 04:07 PM (cqNba)

187 176
"It is hard to underestimate the Brits who are persecuting their
citizens who dare to notice that invaders are raping their daughters.



Posted by: Decaf at December 12, 2018 03:59 PM (jLBUC)



To be honest ... that's most of British history you just described.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair a"





Hence the existence of the "Black Irish"

Posted by: Benji Carver at December 12, 2018 04:05 PM (OD2ni)
The Irish noticed when the Normans showed up, they neglected to bring women with them. And it wasn't long before the Normans "became more Irish than the Irish" as a result.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 12, 2018 04:07 PM (37IEG)

188 I thought Boris was a strong supporter of Brexit not a Remainer?

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 04:07 PM (2sCft)

189 I suppose this could change, but I thought that British law says, as for now, that the UK is leaving the EU by a date certain this year whether they have agreed upon an arrangement with the EU or not.


They invoked Article 50 to leave. In theory they could revoke it, at least that is what the Euro Supreme Court said, but they would have to revoke it purposefully and not by inaction.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 12, 2018 04:07 PM (WXewq)

190 Remember when the dems took over Congress and wanted to have a no-confidence vote in Bush as the first thing they did? LOL. Someone needed to tell them that we don't have no-confidence votes in the American system ... Well, I mean someone needed to explain to them what the purpose of a no-confidence vote is and why that is meaningless in a system with a separate, independent Executive branch ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 04:08 PM (oRu+u)

191 And all childless without a stake in the future. Yeah, they are going to do their best for future generations.
Posted by: Decaf at December 12, 2018 04:02 PM (jLBUC)

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Much more significant then childlessness is the complete detestation of nationalism whether it be based on the state or pan-Europa.

Posted by: Undocumented at December 12, 2018 04:08 PM (iQKgg)

192 >>>142 If it's Ace's shelves, this could be problematic.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 12, 2018 04:01 PM

The only shelves around here are Ace's shelves.

The moose out front should have sent you the memo.

...

My shelves were Born That Way and are Just As God Made Them.

God does not make mistakes with DIY shelving concepts.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:08 PM (PbpT7)

193 When was the last time the PM of England actually mattered?

Posted by: blaster at December 12, 2018 04:08 PM (9VeU0)

194
tosses sock in the hamper

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 04:08 PM (8XRCm)

195 Same tacos, meat and bean mix with cheese and salsa. We called them nuclear tacos. 2 for a $ now, get some

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 12, 2018 04:08 PM (bQtop)

196 Guns can be bought easy and legal in the US. The
trick is the money laundering of euros. We can pretend to be a traveling
Americana show, nobody would suspect us for having guns.


Posted by: Someguy at December 12, 2018 04:07 PM (h5Df3)

The terrorists in France, Belgium and Germany have proven that it is pretty easy to buy guns illegally there. They may not need our help.

Posted by: Timon at December 12, 2018 04:08 PM (dKm4U)

197 BTW how do you guys even know that the shelves aren't finished yet?

They actually aren't. But how did you know?

I never say anything about it because it's embarrassing.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:08 PM (PbpT7)

198
MILF on a shilf ???? --------------------
Whore in a Drawer

Posted by: Hooray for Boobies at December 12, 2018 04:02 PM (SOgjZ)


Bimbo on a bureau

Posted by: Michelle Fields at December 12, 2018 04:08 PM (TAmPV)

199 Let's see....the British citizenry voted to leave the EU. The "elite" have decided that the citizenry is too stupid for their own good. So, they just delay for another few years. And, the American citizenry voted to elect Trump president, significantly because of his immigration platform. The "elite" have decided that the citizenry is too stupid for their own good. So, they prevent any action that opposes immigration is delayed until they have changed the demographic face of America. Oh, yes....and impeach Donald Trump. It's almost like the "elites" make all the decisions for we stupid types. Thank you, oh "elite" for making sure we don't make stupid mistakes.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at December 12, 2018 04:08 PM (3sjI6)

200 "200 for May
117 against May
Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 03:59 PM (+ZMGe)"

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Well, that's Conservatives proving that they are no such thing. If you polled the Labour MPs you would May have got the same result.

Posted by: Decaf at December 12, 2018 04:08 PM (jLBUC)

201 who are the black irish supposed to be descended from?

Shipwrecked Spaniards from the Armada.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 12, 2018 04:09 PM (WXewq)

202 "Not even two-thirds of her own MPs..."

A chilly response from her own party. This is a true May-December relationship they have.

Posted by: Qoheleth at December 12, 2018 04:09 PM (fD23g)

203 I don't see what the delay in exiting the EU is. The public voted to leave the EU by a significant margin by 2019 and it appears that date is set in stone. I would think the only sticking point is the EU is demanding 39M pounds in blood money. I would tell them to stick it up their ass.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 12, 2018 04:09 PM (mpXpK)

204 God does not make mistakes with DIY shelving concepts.

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Im pretty sure God's shelving doesnt fall off the wall either.....

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 04:09 PM (8XRCm)

205 I thought the Black Irish were a result of surviving sailors from the wrecks of the Spanish Armada washing up on Ireland's shores.

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 04:09 PM (2sCft)

206

And so, the UK dies.

Chances of survival were slim at best, but there was hope.

Now, the patient is terminal and rather than going on Hospice for Comfort Care, best possible quality of time left with family and friends, and a painless passing, the UK will die rotting, writhing in agony as the twin diseases, the pus and cancer of Lowest Common Denominator Euro Socialism and Islam consume it's frail self.

RIP UK, I loved you once.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at December 12, 2018 04:09 PM (q1al1)

207
Hence the existence of the "Black Irish"



Posted by: Benji Carver at December 12, 2018 04:05 PM (OD2ni)
The
Irish noticed when the Normans showed up, they neglected to bring women
with them. And it wasn't long before the Normans "became more Irish
than the Irish" as a result.


Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 12, 2018 04:07 PM (37IEG)
Hiberniores Hibernis ipsis

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 12, 2018 04:09 PM (37IEG)

208 Was this how Palatine became chancellor?

Have the Brits learned nothing from movies?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 12, 2018 04:09 PM (xfb67)

209 I thought Boris was pro-Leave. Was I dreaming that?

Internet search says he supported Leave and called the vote day "Britain's independence day," or something like that. Though he is a politician, so who really knows what he believes in, besides himself.

Posted by: T at December 12, 2018 04:09 PM (2PXwn)

210 >>> And it wasn't long before the Normans "became more Irish than the Irish" as a result.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 12, 2018 04:07 PM (37IEG)

Yeah I don't see that happening with the Allahu Snackbar extremist Muslims invading Britain. They won't be open to a proper English Breakfast, with sausages AND bacon, for starters...

Posted by: LizLem at December 12, 2018 04:09 PM (hvf9s)

211 174 So May negotiated a Brexit deal that would have the UK leave EU but still be subject to EU regulations except now the UK won't have any input or voting rights on the regulations the EU imposes?

Do I have that right? I admit I haven't been keeping up on the details of this deal.
Posted by: WisRich at December 12, 2018 04:05 PM (G0vdT)

Not "no" input. But not free of the EU. I'm using the BBC as a cheatsheet, and don't know more than what I read there.

https://www.bbc.com/news/politics/uk_leaves_the_eu

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 04:09 PM (+ZMGe)

212 198
MILF on a shilf ???? --------------------
Whore in a Drawer
Bimbo on a bureau


wench on a bench

Posted by: Anachronda at December 12, 2018 04:10 PM (xGZ+b)

213 May isn't dragging her heels on Brexit; she's even more Brexit than Brexit. Brexit is just weak sauce that is getting in the way of her SuperBrexit Plan, which entails installation of outboard motors along the northwest coast of Britain to move the isle into the mid-Atlantic.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 12, 2018 04:10 PM (Wj6hd)

214 The Irish noticed when the Normans showed up, they neglected to bring women with them.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 12, 2018 04:07 PM


They wanted to add ginger to their ecosystem.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 12, 2018 04:10 PM (ctuyM)

215 OT: The NFL has just created binders of black folk to use when you interview for coaches. (You must interview some minorities).

https://tinyurl.com/ybly7kq5

Posted by: t-bird at December 12, 2018 04:10 PM (NAs56)

216 188 I thought Boris was a strong supporter of Brexit not a Remainer?
Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 04:07 PM (2sCft)
===

Never trust people in power. Like women, they will use you and once your usefulness is up they will betray you.

Posted by: Augustine at December 12, 2018 04:10 PM (BDZWU)

217 Not sure how I feel about this. Yes, May is an ineffective leader and a globalist, and a coward regarding Brexit, but wouldn't Corbyn be in charge if Labour takes over? I certainly don't want that Jew hating fuck to be PM.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 04:10 PM (oZ6kz)

218 141
As long as we're doing Star Wars metaphors today,

need I point out that the Death Star was destroyed in the first movie,

came back larger in a sequel and was destroyed again before it was

finished, and then came back again, planet-sized and called

"Star-Killer," and destroyed again?


Ironically, Luke Skywalker was originally named Luke Starkiller in Lucas' early manuscripts.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at December 12, 2018 04:10 PM (8tNRg)

219 [iInternet search says he supported Leave and called the vote day "Britain's independence day," or something like that. Though he is a politician, so who really knows what he believes in, besides himself.

Posted by: T at December 12, 2018 04:09 PM (2PXwn)[/i

If it came from Google the answer is probably politically biased.

THREADS CROSSED.

MINDS BLOWN.

Posted by: blaster at December 12, 2018 04:10 PM (9VeU0)

220 who are the black irish supposed to be descended from?
Posted by: ace


Invaders from the vikings to the normans and anglos to Spaniards.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 04:10 PM (ftdxp)

221 BTW how do you guys even know that the shelves aren't finished yet?

They actually aren't. But how did you know?

I never say anything about it because it's embarrassing.
Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:08 PM (PbpT7)

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Boss. That tape thing over your laptop camera??? Thats real.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 04:10 PM (8XRCm)

222 sorry for the FakeNews -- apparently Brexit was in the Leave camp.

My bad!!!

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:10 PM (PbpT7)

223
From an Italina reporter - The faces of the Gilet Jaunes. Here is a report from the outskirts of Paris where husbands, moms and their kids, grandparents have gathered to protest Macron and the onerous taxes and regulations imposed by the EU. They complain about the refugees, who are mostly military age men. The one guy at the end says, "If there were a war in France, I'd stay home to protect my family, I wouldn't flee to another country".
In the beginning they blocked entrance to the Amazon facility. Trucks can't pass but motorists in cars are allowed to.
Another guy talks about how his pension was reduced from 1400 Euro to 900. The main theme from all of them is that Macron and the elites take care of themselves while ignoring the populace.

https://tinyurl.com/yddxy2hd

Posted by: kallisto at December 12, 2018 04:10 PM (DJFLF)

224 Meet the new pope. Same as the old pope.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 12, 2018 04:11 PM (aKsyK)

225 And it wasn't long before the Normans "became more Irish than the Irish" as a result.

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

That's a racist drunkwhistle if I've ever heard one.

Posted by: Hooray for Boobies at December 12, 2018 04:11 PM (SOgjZ)

226 Ha! A Brit commentator just said May may reach out to Labour for support with Euros.

There it is, Uniparty in all its glory.

Posted by: Decaf at December 12, 2018 04:11 PM (jLBUC)

227 God does not make mistakes with DIY shelving concepts.

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Im pretty sure God's shelving doesnt fall off the wall either.....
Posted by: fixerupper


It may however, have fallen from Grace (Grce being the name of that wall).

Posted by: Raise Me Up, securely this time! at December 12, 2018 04:11 PM (nEOLy)

228 188 I thought Boris was a strong supporter of Brexit not a Remainer?
Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 04:07 PM (2sCft)

Boris is a politician hoping to be PM.

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 04:11 PM (+ZMGe)

229 My shelves were Born That Way and are Just As God Made Them.

God does not make mistakes with DIY shelving concepts.
Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:08 PM (PbpT7)

That's my position on my unassembled stackable storage container.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 04:11 PM (xJa6I)

230 I meant: Boris was in the Leave camp.

FakeNews on my saying that he was a Remainer.

But... I still have this memory... that he was weak, coy, or vacilliating on it?

and like Neil DeGrasse Tyson, I believe all of my memories are objective facts.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:11 PM (PbpT7)

231 " BTW how do you guys even know that the shelves aren't finished yet?

They actually aren't. But how did you know? "

We didn't

We just bet the odds.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 12, 2018 04:11 PM (cqNba)

232

Hey Ace, here's a post from ZeroHedge (yeah, I know) but it's about Google and how they were in bed with TFG and were frequent guests in his WH. There are links to other links, and it's kinda big, but outlines a lot about Goolag's role in elections.
https://tinyurl.com/y8wxsb7h

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

233 >>> A chilly response from her own party. This is a true May-December relationship they have.

iswydt

Posted by: LizLem at December 12, 2018 04:12 PM (hvf9s)

234 We are all descant from one man. One great Prolific man.


We call him El Paolo

Posted by: Irish the Black at December 12, 2018 04:12 PM (7PwuC)

235 Never trust people in power. Like women, they will use you and once your usefulness is up they will betray you.
Posted by: Augustine at December 12, 2018 04:10 PM (BDZWU)
++++
Is this the same Augustine that wrote "City of God" and "Confessions"??

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 04:12 PM (2sCft)

236 I think the whole no-confidence vote was a put-up job. A lot of Brexiteers were clearly pulling for it, but it smells like May or someone around her maneuvered to get it done now when she thought she could win. If you're leading the opposition to her, why demand a no-confidence vote you're not sure you'll win?

Posted by: T at December 12, 2018 04:12 PM (2PXwn)

237 BTW how do you guys even know that the shelves aren't finished yet?
They actually aren't. But how did you know?


Question asked.

I never say anything about it because it's embarrassing.
Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:08 PM

And answered.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 12, 2018 04:12 PM (ctuyM)

238 -- apparently Brexit was in the Leave camp.

----

**squinty eyes**

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 04:12 PM (8XRCm)

239 Hey you Mo-rons! I landed that job in Florida I told you about a couple months ago, flying 737's. Definitely gonna need a new nic...

Posted by: Hawkpilot at December 12, 2018 04:12 PM (iYRdN)

240 I heard a rumor that this next Death Star will not have a fatal flaw that can be exploited by a handful of enemy fighters.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 12, 2018 04:13 PM (xfb67)

241 >>>211 174 So May negotiated a Brexit deal that would have the UK leave EU but still be subject to EU regulations except now the UK won't have any input or voting rights on the regulations the EU imposes?

Do I have that right? I admit I haven't been keeping up on the details of this deal.
Posted by: WisRich at December 12, 2018 04:05 PM (G0vdT)

Not "no" input. But not free of the EU. I'm using the BBC as a cheatsheet, and don't know more than what I read there.

https://www.bbc.com/news/politics/uk_leaves_the_eu

WHAT?

What a disaster.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:13 PM (PbpT7)

242 apparently Brexit was in the Leave camp.


Of course.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 12, 2018 04:13 PM (WXewq)

243 Hey you Mo-rons! I landed that job in Florida I told you about a couple months ago, flying 737's. Definitely gonna need a new nic...
Posted by: Hawkpilot

We'll get you a little 'hawk' sicker for your 737.


You will live on!

Posted by: Raise Me Up, securely this time! at December 12, 2018 04:14 PM (nEOLy)

244 UGH. Waited all day to hear the results, coworker comes in and babs about stuff, put headphones back in and the result has been announced and the talking heads are analyzing.

UGH.

Posted by: LizLem at December 12, 2018 04:14 PM (hvf9s)

245 Hilariously, Mueller found Cohen never visited Prague. That's official now.


The MSM lies are slowly being peeled away.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, moar coffee! at December 12, 2018 04:14 PM (LISuA)

246 213 May isn't dragging her heels on Brexit; she's even more Brexit than Brexit. Brexit is just weak sauce that is getting in the way of her SuperBrexit Plan, which entails installation of outboard motors along the northwest coast of Britain to move the isle into the mid-Atlantic.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 12, 2018 04:10 PM (Wj6hd)

Theresa May voted Remain.

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 04:14 PM (+ZMGe)

247 239 Hey you Mo-rons! I landed that job in Florida I told you about a couple months ago, flying 737's. Definitely gonna need a new nic...
Posted by: Hawkpilot at December 12, 2018 04:12 PM (iYRdN)


If they are MAXes, make sure you read the fine print about the stall warning thingamabob not always warning about stalls.

Posted by: blaster at December 12, 2018 04:14 PM (9VeU0)

248 239 Hey you Mo-rons! I landed that job in Florida I told you about a couple months ago, flying 737's. Definitely gonna need a new nic...
Posted by: Hawkpilot at December 12, 2018 04:12 PM (iYRdN)

Woot.

Congrats

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 04:14 PM (xJa6I)

249 Congratulations, Hawkpilot!

Just FYI, if you change the nic, we won't know who you are. Keep it.

Posted by: Qoheleth at December 12, 2018 04:14 PM (fD23g)

250 230 I meant: Boris was in the Leave camp.

FakeNews on my saying that he was a Remainer.

But... I still have this memory... that he was weak, coy, or vacilliating on it?

and like Neil DeGrasse Tyson, I believe all of my memories are objective facts.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:11 PM (PbpT7)

Emblazoned on the hippocampus.

Posted by: Someguy at December 12, 2018 04:14 PM (h5Df3)

251 The best cheesesteak is a Portillos Italian beef w/ cheddar.

Posted by: Chris M at December 12, 2018 04:14 PM (eAZVt)

252 BTW how do you guys even know that the shelves aren't finished yet?



we know how lazy you are

Posted by: x at December 12, 2018 04:14 PM (nFwvY)

253 Hey you Mo-rons! I landed that job in Florida I told you about a couple months ago, flying 737's. Definitely gonna need a new nic...

Posted by: Hawkpilot at December 12, 2018 04:12 PM (iYRdN)



Big Bird?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 12, 2018 04:14 PM (WXewq)

254
I really have no understanding of that Brexit thing other than the people voted to leave, and it hasn't happened yet. Who the players are just confuse me.

Posted by: R. An Domeski at December 12, 2018 04:14 PM (hrcfq)

255 Show you what a batch of twats the British Government is

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 12, 2018 04:15 PM (39g3+)

256 May's "government" is a minority coalition government formed with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Combined, they have 327 seats in the 650-member House of Commons - a razor-thin majority. There are also 7 "Independent" members who I can only assume are too far left for even the loony Labor Party - they are almost certainly a NO vote on any Brexit "deal".


No way her hash of a Brexit deal gets through.

Posted by: DocJ at December 12, 2018 04:15 PM (IbD2v)

257 But wouldn't people naturally assume that I MUST have finished the fucking shelves?

I mean, it's absurd that I haven't. Why wouldn't you just assume I finished them?

Wow, I really have to look at my life choices if people correctly guess that I just blew this off.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:15 PM (PbpT7)

258 217 Not sure how I feel about this. Yes, May is an ineffective leader and a globalist, and a coward regarding Brexit, but wouldn't Corbyn be in charge if Labour takes over? I certainly don't want that Jew hating fuck to be PM.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 04:10 PM (oZ6kz)

If she had lost today, another Conservative would have taken over.

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 04:15 PM (+ZMGe)

259 Remember Phas3?

Good times. Good times.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 12, 2018 04:15 PM (ctuyM)

260 177 I haven't been to a Jack-in-the-Box since I was 6 in Kirkland, WA. I remember the tacos as being sealed on the top with a meat/cheese substance in the pocket, kinda like a flatter, crunchier pizza roll today. We ate them alot. Guessing they've upped their game since then.
Posted by: jhawk90 at December 12, 2018 04:04 PM (Xvo1a)
++++
No actually they haven't - their tacos are still disgusting.
Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 04:05 PM (2sCft)


I'm so old I remember when they changed their name to "Monterey Jack's".

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at December 12, 2018 04:15 PM (q7IoS)

261 M, are you actually responding to my comment as if it was serious? Are you having a stroke? Do we need to call 911?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 12, 2018 04:15 PM (Wj6hd)

262 222 sorry for the FakeNews -- apparently Brexit was in the Leave camp.

My bad!!!
Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:10 PM (PbpT7)

?

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 04:15 PM (+ZMGe)

263 >>>we know how lazy you are


Tough love.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:15 PM (PbpT7)

264 The Shelves are only unfinished because Paul Ryan refused to support legislation to fund The Shelf, and the Democrats obstructed all other measures to secure alternative means of financing The Shelf.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 04:16 PM (oZ6kz)

265 Hey you Mo-rons! I landed that job in Florida I told you about a couple months ago, flying 737's. Definitely gonna need a new nic...
Posted by: Hawkpilot at December 12, 2018 04:12 PM (iYRdN)

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

Awesome! Are you flying passengers or freight?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 04:16 PM (ffYR/)

266 255 Show you what a batch of twats the British Government is

True, but recall that until Nutzy Palsi is sworn-in come January 3, 2019... Paul Ryano is still Speaker of the House or Representatives.

Posted by: DocJ at December 12, 2018 04:16 PM (IbD2v)

267 " Definitely gonna need a new nic..."

Congratulations!!!


I think 'Lawn Dart' is still up for grabs.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 12, 2018 04:16 PM (cqNba)

268 Wow, I really have to look at my life choices if people correctly guess that I just blew this off.
Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:15 PM (PbpT7)


You could post before noon and really change things up.

Nah, that's crazy talk.

Posted by: blaster at December 12, 2018 04:16 PM (9VeU0)

269 flying 737's. Definitely gonna need a new nic...

Just so we're clear, you asked how to land them, too, right?

Posted by: t-bird at December 12, 2018 04:16 PM (NAs56)

270 This is but further proof that eventually the Washington-EU global consensus is always right!

Now you disgustingly racist racists better back Shapiro when we buy him some platform shoes and run him third party with all that billionaire fracking money or you'll be anti-Semitic and racist!!!!

Posted by: Jonah Soypilled Goldberg at December 12, 2018 04:16 PM (7PwuC)

271 This was a vote of confidence (or lack thereof) in May, not her government, not that I have any in either just now. It may be the ultimate in Pyrrhic victories; over one-third of her own party are prepared to vote against her, which means that unless she can swing the opposition over - and they won't budge because they scent a possible election which would kill her and her party - her so-called Brexit deal is doomed.
The opposition can table a vote of confidence against her government at any time. This is complicated however as she has 316 MPs, they have 317 across all parties, and there are the 10 DUP members from Northern Ireland who support her government on a confidence and supply basis but loathe her so-called deal and pretty much loathe her now (I know there are 650 MPs all told but the 7 Sinn Fein ones do not turn up). And despite all those Conservatives who voted against her tonight, this is the woman who started the last general election campaign with a 20% lead and finished it with a 2% one and no majority any more. She had the reverse of the Midas touch.It is all a horrible mess!

Posted by: Steve T at December 12, 2018 04:16 PM (6plBo)

272 240 I heard a rumor that this next Death Star will not have a fatal flaw that can be exploited by a handful of enemy fighters.

It is a government funded project, of course the exact same design flaw will be there. What do you think this is, science fiction or something?

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at December 12, 2018 04:16 PM (kUmUV)

273 These guys don't have any Max's yet, so no worries there..

I suppose I could follow in "formerly George Le's" footsteps...

Posted by: Hawkpilot at December 12, 2018 04:16 PM (iYRdN)

274 The nice thing about being a pilot is you get to travel alot and get paid for it. You'll see a lot of air terminals.

Posted by: R. An Domeski at December 12, 2018 04:16 PM (hrcfq)

275 >>>BTW how do you guys even know that the shelves aren't finished yet?


Maybe it's like that cat thing. Until pics are available, they're simultaneously finished and not finished....

Posted by: T at December 12, 2018 04:16 PM (2PXwn)

276 >>I never say anything about it because it's embarrassing.

That's how we know.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2018 04:16 PM (/tuJf)

277 All in all, I can't say that I care if Britain leaves the EU or not. It doesn't affect me and I don't think it matters to anything. It's semi-interesting political sport but that's about it. I wouldn't even rank it with a championship game ... it's more like watching a quarter final match in a AAA league ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 04:16 PM (oRu+u)

278 BTW how do you guys even know that the shelves aren't finished yet?


You would have Flaming Skulled their completion.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 12, 2018 04:17 PM (WXewq)

279 249 Congratulations, Hawkpilot!

Just FYI, if you change the nic, we won't know who you are. Keep it.
Posted by: Qoheleth at December 12, 2018 04:14 PM (fD23g)

Tell that to Willow and ScoggDog...I don't know who I'm talking to half the time.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 04:17 PM (xJa6I)

280 "If she had lost today, another Conservative would have taken over.

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 04:15 PM (+ZMGe) "

The tide seems to be against the Tories, though. Maybe she weakens them by staying in power, but I think if Labour wins a majority of seats and Corbyn becomes PM we're going to see London look a lot like Paris.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 04:17 PM (oZ6kz)

281 She also serves at the Pleasure of the Queen.

Queen could kill this whole stupid thing right now, but for some reason is convinced that giving up her power is more important than what happens to the country her Forebears created.

Posted by: Don Q. at December 12, 2018 04:17 PM (NgKpN)

282 You could post before noon and really change things up.

He's showing solidarity with the West Coast.

Posted by: t-bird at December 12, 2018 04:17 PM (NAs56)

283 Does this mean the Brits are stuck with some bint in Brussels telling them what teapot to use?

Posted by: kallisto at December 12, 2018 04:17 PM (DJFLF)

284 do you still need a drill boss?

Posted by: x at December 12, 2018 04:17 PM (nFwvY)

285 Oh, it was a Party vote on confidence of her as party leader and not a general vote in the House of Commons over an important (Brexit) bill.

I didn't know that either (although I haven't been paying any attention anyway) and had wrongly believed that by "non-confidence vote" it meant what it's usually used for here. That's a full vote in the lower House of Commons over a government bill (often budget related or a major party platform plank) and if the government loses it, there's either an election over the issue; or the main Opposition party is given a chance to form its own government and if they can't, then there's an election over the issue that was represented in the failed government bill.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 12, 2018 04:17 PM (Evws/)

286 If we assume most of the Conservatives voting against her did so over her Brexit negotiations/plan, then it seems doubtful she can get her Brexit package through the entire Parliament.


That's the point. She may survive as leader for now, but that doesn't mean she gets her way on Brexit.

The 117 hardline Brexiteers will vote against her deal because it's too soft and concedes too much -- and the entire Labor Party will vote against it because it's too harsh -- i.e. they want no Brexit at all.

Combine these two camps, and there are more than enough votes to defeat her plan. (Even though they each oppose it for opposite reasons.)

So, we're STILL at a stalemate. And now that she's "safe" in her position as leader, and yet can't lead enough people to win any Brexit vote, the nation of Great Britain pretty much has come to a shuddering halt - -no way forward, no way back.

Posted by: zombie at December 12, 2018 04:17 PM (c+2jX)

287
.... fucking shelves?????


No wonder they wont stay up, Ace.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 04:18 PM (8XRCm)

288 Definitely gonna need a new nic..."

Congratulations!!!


I think 'Lawn Dart' is still up for grabs.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


Lawn Dart as a nic for a jet pilot is bad juju.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 04:18 PM (ftdxp)

289 But wouldn't people naturally assume that I MUST have finished the fucking shelves?

I mean, it's absurd that I haven't. Why wouldn't you just assume I finished them?

Wow, I really have to look at my life choices if people correctly guess that I just blew this off.
Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:15 PM (PbpT7)

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

The opposite of virtue-signaling is vice-signaling.

You do that. A lot.

Posted by: Hooray for Boobies at December 12, 2018 04:18 PM (SOgjZ)

290 I really have no understanding of that Brexit thing other than the people voted to leave, and it hasn't happened yet. Who the players are just confuse me.

Posted by: R. An Domeski at December 12, 2018 04:14 PM (hrcfq)


It seems that they are still working on the definition of "leave". They've got it nailed to somewhere in between "stay" and "take two steps back".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 04:18 PM (oRu+u)

291 264 The Shelves are only unfinished because Paul Ryan refused to support legislation to fund The Shelf, and the Democrats obstructed all other measures to secure alternative means of financing The Shelf.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 04:16 PM (oZ6kz)

ISWYDT

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 04:18 PM (xJa6I)

292 Wow, I really have to look at my life choices if people correctly guess that I just blew this off.
Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:15 PM


Given the extreme paucity of Gainzz! threads, what might the Moronosphere deduce about other recent life choices?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 12, 2018 04:18 PM (ctuyM)

293 They will never leave the EU. Even if they do leave on paper, the customs crap etc will keep them taking it from Brussels forever.

They should have simply ceased being in the EU the morning after the vote.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at December 12, 2018 04:19 PM (wGbBR)

294 Ace, we all assumed The Shelf would be finished in #twoweeks and you'd then pick the next Book Club book off The Shelf.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 04:19 PM (oZ6kz)

295 177 I haven't been to a Jack-in-the-Box since I was 6 in Kirkland, WA. I remember the tacos as being sealed on the top with a meat/cheese substance in the pocket, kinda like a flatter, crunchier pizza roll today. We ate them alot. Guessing they've upped their game since then.
Posted by: jhawk90 at December 12, 2018 04:04 PM (Xvo1a)


I had Jack-in-the-Box once in college.

My intestines are almost back to normal.

Posted by: T at December 12, 2018 04:19 PM (2PXwn)

296 #ShePersists

Posted by: Undocumented at December 12, 2018 04:19 PM (iQKgg)

297 "Wow, I really have to look at my life choices if people correctly guess that I just blew this off."

You know...there is this thing taking place in February down in the Arlington area.

Maybe you've heard of it.

Same place as the last time we met you.

We could all tell tales of your heroism and feats of daring.
Bring your drill.
We'll show you how to use it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 12, 2018 04:19 PM (cqNba)

298 UK politics is kinda stupid. Hear hear!

Posted by: Chris M at December 12, 2018 04:19 PM (eAZVt)

299 9-Year-Old Black Girl Commits Suicide After Racist Bullying At Two Schools
trib.al/g14HUz4

I don't understand this unpossible story.
African Americans can't be racist, so their bullying of another African American isn't racist.
Was she "acting white" by riding to school in the white kids minivan? Did that make her an honorary Boer? Her white racism made school and unsafe space and so she brought it on herself?

Posted by: Downcast at December 12, 2018 04:20 PM (EdKyG)

300 "ISWYDT

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 04:18 PM (xJa6I) "

I mean if you suggest otherwise then you're implying that Ace lied about his Blog Campaign Promises. Our leader would never do that.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 04:20 PM (oZ6kz)

301 261 M, are you actually responding to my comment as if it was serious? --> yes
Are you having a stroke? --> no
Do we need to call 911? --> no
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 12, 2018 04:15 PM (Wj6hd)

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 04:20 PM (+ZMGe)

302 I'm not saving you. If I was I would have already skipped Charles in order of succession.

Other than that The House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotta I mean Windsor is totes loyal to the British people, however soon they end up majority Pakistani.

Posted by: Queen Elizabeth at December 12, 2018 04:20 PM (7PwuC)

303 >>But wouldn't people naturally assume that I MUST have finished the fucking shelves?


Uh...I did?

Posted by: Lizzy at December 12, 2018 04:20 PM (W+vEI)

304 The opposite of virtue-signaling is vice-signaling.

You do that. A lot.
Posted by: Hooray for Boobies


I thought vice signaling was waving down hookers?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 04:20 PM (ftdxp)

305 Does she get like a "Some Confidence" trophy or anything?

Just having the vote is pretty damning. It would be like your co-workers voting on if you are incompetent and your breath smells.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 12, 2018 04:20 PM (xfb67)

306 Hey you Mo-rons! I landed that job in Florida I told you about a couple
months ago, flying 737's. Definitely gonna need a new nic...

Will you be over Oveur but under Unger?? Under Oveur but over Unger??

Posted by: andycanuck at December 12, 2018 04:20 PM (Evws/)

307 Lawn Dart as a nic for a jet pilot is bad juju.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 04:18 PM


Since "Black Irish" is being discussed on this thread, how about "Black Ace"?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 12, 2018 04:20 PM (ctuyM)

308 It is a government funded project, of course the exact same design flaw will be there. What do you think this is, science fiction or something?
Posted by: moon_over_vermont at December 12, 2018 04:16 PM (kUmUV)

Look the OSHA rules say this worksite needs a clear rapid evacuation plan in the event of a core breach, and that means a shaft from the core to the surface, whether you like it or not.

I don't give a damn if you're the Emperor Himself, the rules are the rules, and this is how the Union does things.

Posted by: Deathstar Constructors Local 403 at December 12, 2018 04:20 PM (J+mig)

309 If you buy a stud finder, you can screw the studs securely, and the shelves practically build themselves. And it stores neatly into a "messenger" bag too.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 12, 2018 04:21 PM (bQtop)

310 Here's a good way to visualize it:

May's Brexit deal is a gigantic shit sandwich, a hoagie of manure that's three feet long. At one end, the patriotic conservatives are being forced to eat it, while at the other end, the globalist socialists are also being forced to eat it. Chomp chomp chomp, until they meet in the center.

Once their lips touch, it's Armagideon Time.

Posted by: zombie at December 12, 2018 04:21 PM (c+2jX)

311 298 UK politics is kinda stupid. Hear hear!
Posted by: Chris M at December 12, 2018 04:19 PM (eAZVt)

And that's the real reason we left.

Posted by: Cato by Phone at December 12, 2018 04:21 PM (J+mig)

312 Lawn Dart as a nic for a jet pilot is bad juju.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 04:18 PM (ftdxp)


Pfft. Yer tellin me!?

Posted by: Harrison Lawn Dart Ford at December 12, 2018 04:21 PM (xqfqx)

313 If you buy a stud finder, you can screw the studs securely, and the shelves practically build themselves. And it stores neatly into a "messenger" bag too.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 12, 2018 04:21 PM (bQtop)

----

Yeah.... but.... some of us just set them stud finders off naturally.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 04:22 PM (8XRCm)

314 I thought vice signaling was waving down hookers?

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

No, that's called giving a bitch the "ho-sign".

Posted by: Hooray for Boobies at December 12, 2018 04:22 PM (SOgjZ)

315 Could she say she'll order the military to Brexit?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at December 12, 2018 04:22 PM (+fPHo)

316 RELATED:
Andy Serkis (sp?) the actor who did Gollum. Did a bit where he dressed up as May and did a version of her with Gollum split personality.

Horrifying. It was an amazingly damaging performance. May was referring to the brexit plan as her precious . . . and slavering like Gollum. Worth a look.

Posted by: simplemind at December 12, 2018 04:22 PM (snB0C)

317 Ace, I forgot, was it you who linked to the MP stealing the ceremonial mace or whatever?

Because that was funny as hell.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 04:22 PM (oZ6kz)

318 300 "ISWYDT

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 04:18 PM (xJa6I) "

I mean if you suggest otherwise then you're implying that Ace lied about his Blog Campaign Promises. Our leader would never do that.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 04:20 PM (oZ6kz)

Trump/Ace 2020!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 12, 2018 04:22 PM (xJa6I)

319
You know when you blow a job off for ages, the intensity of the high when you finish is greatly enhanced. It's like putting money in the endorphin bank every day by not doing something.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 12, 2018 04:23 PM (jYje5)

320 286 And now that she's "safe" in her position as leader, and yet can't lead enough people to win any Brexit vote, the nation of Great Britain pretty much has come to a shuddering halt - -no way forward, no way back.
Posted by: zombie at December 12, 2018 04:17 PM (c+2jX)

Yes. This.

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 04:23 PM (+ZMGe)

321 Queen could kill this whole stupid thing right now, but for some reason is convinced that giving up her power is more important than what happens to the country her Forebears created.
Posted by: Don Q. at December 12, 2018 04:17 PM (NgKpN)


The Queen treads very lightly on political matters, to avoid provoking a constitutional crisis. (The UK doesn't have a written constitution, but considers its constitution to be a matter of understanding and custom.)

Effectively the deal (as with I think all constitutional monarchies) is that the monarch is the head of state (i.e., in charge of cutting ribbons, etc.) while leaving the politics to the head of government. The monarch only steps in in dire times, and to resolve intractable disputes . In essence the monarch is kind of like the VP here presiding over Senate proceedings.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2018 04:23 PM (B6Nsl)

322 This proves Teresa May worked with Cohen and Putin to steal the election using Stormy Daniels' facebook account.

I think.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 12, 2018 04:23 PM (PmLTP)

323 Since "Black Irish" is being discussed on this thread, how about "Black Ace"?
Only if Hawkpilot is fluent in Jive.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 12, 2018 04:23 PM (Evws/)

324 >>But wouldn't people naturally assume that I MUST have finished the fucking shelves?

Unfinished projects are one of the signs of a true man. Although, you should get it to 95%. Edge work is for pussies ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 04:23 PM (oRu+u)

325 Heck, I still haven't finished painting the trim after Katrina.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 12, 2018 04:24 PM (xfb67)

326 In essence the monarch is kind of like the VP here presiding over Senate proceedings.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2018 04:23 PM


This!

Posted by: Joe Biden 2020! at December 12, 2018 04:24 PM (ctuyM)

327 >>You know when you blow a job off for ages, the intensity of the high when you finish is greatly enhanced. It's like putting money in the endorphin bank every day by not doing something.



Spoken like a true procrastinator!

Posted by: Lizzy at December 12, 2018 04:25 PM (W+vEI)

328 298 UK politics is kinda stupid. Hear hear!
Posted by: Chris M at December 12, 2018 04:19 PM (eAZVt)


Whereas ours is a model of intelligence, statesmanship, and comity.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2018 04:25 PM (B6Nsl)

329 Once their lips touch, it's Armagideon Time.

Posted by: zombie at December 12, 2018 04:21 PM


He the dude that leaves free Bibles laying around?

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 12, 2018 04:25 PM (jYje5)

330

The Queen treads very lightly on political matters, to avoid provoking a
constitutional crisis. (The UK doesn't have a written constitution, but
considers its constitution to be a matter of understanding and custom.)


We could loan them our Constitution. I don't think we're using it much anymore.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 04:25 PM (HaL55)

331 >>>Given the extreme paucity of Gainzz! threads, what might the Moronosphere deduce about other recent life choices?

well I have restarted the GAINZZZ Protocols, however, I don't feel like I've been at it long enough to do a post bragging about it.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:25 PM (PbpT7)

332 Whoa. It like a whole thread cried out in pain and was silenced.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (8XRCm)



Morons comment in single file to hide their numbers.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 03:51 PM (NWiLs)



Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to NeverTrump.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 12, 2018 03:52 PM (KUaJL)

Morons. I am your father.

Posted by: Archer at December 12, 2018 04:25 PM (gmo/4)

333 Effectively the deal (as with I think all constitutional monarchies) is that the monarch is the head of state (i.e., in charge of cutting ribbons, etc.) while leaving the politics to the head of government. The monarch only steps in in dire times, and to resolve intractable disputes . In essence the monarch is kind of like the VP here presiding over Senate proceedings.

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She has no opinion on the sovereignty of the country of which she is queen?

Useless.

Posted by: Hooray for Boobies at December 12, 2018 04:25 PM (SOgjZ)

334 Unfinished projects are one of the signs of a true man. Although, you should get it to 95%. Edge work is for pussies ...
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 04:23 PM (oRu+u)


The 90/90 rule of projects: the first 90% of the project takes 90% of the time, the last 10% takes the other 90% of the time.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at December 12, 2018 04:25 PM (kUmUV)

335 I was watching the Sky News feed this morning, and an old toff from the House of Lords was on saying if the vote fails, maybe we can finally do the right thing and hold a second referendum, in which the British public, now that it's been educated as to the consequences of its first vote, will see reason and vote to remain.

It's sad that this guy is only slightly more open in his contempt for the people than the Democratic Party.

Posted by: T at December 12, 2018 04:25 PM (2PXwn)

336 Ace.

First, tear down the sheetrock where you want to put the shelves. Take note of where the studs are located, and if wood or melt studs.

Now reinstall the sheetrock, and tape/mud all the joints.

Transfer the stud measurements to the new sheetro.....

You're writing this down, right?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 12, 2018 04:26 PM (cqNba)

337 You know when you blow a job off for ages,....


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I had to re-read that phrase like four times.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 04:26 PM (8XRCm)

338 90 percent of their representatives were remainers.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 12, 2018 04:26 PM (Lr9t+)

339 317 Ace, I forgot, was it you who linked to the MP stealing the ceremonial mace or whatever?

Because that was funny as hell.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 04:22 PM (oZ6kz)

It was moi. Here it is:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycstfrpj

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 04:26 PM (+ZMGe)

340 >>>Ace, I forgot, was it you who linked to the MP stealing the ceremonial mace or whatever?

Because that was funny as hell.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official k

...

nah I saw that some other place but didn't bother you guys with it.

There's a kind of thing that is "politics" but not really. It's funny stuff related to politics. I don't really go in for that, usually.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:26 PM (PbpT7)

341 The original idea behind the EU was to make a large economic block that would be able to compete with other large economic players like the US and Japan. That hasn't really worked out so well because you have a bunch of socialist countries all trying to drive economic policy as "socialists". Socialist have no understanding of economics what-so-ever and so the EU idea is not working out.


What it wound up being is a socialist oligarchy of feuding turds who could not agree on anything but a huge maze of stifling and stupid regulations.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 12, 2018 04:27 PM (mpXpK)

342 He's a poser, I think, on this issue.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:06 PM (PbpT7)

I think not, although he is certainly an opportunist.

I think that he is trying to distance himself from the mainline Conservatives so that he can be seen as a viable alternative. They too have CoC scum...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 12, 2018 04:27 PM (wYseH)

343 Effectively the deal (as with I think all constitutional monarchies) is that the monarch is the head of state (i.e., in charge of cutting ribbons, etc.) while leaving the politics to the head of government. The monarch only steps in in dire times, and to resolve intractable disputes . In essence the monarch is kind of like the VP here presiding over Senate proceedings.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2018 04:23 PM (B6Nsl)

But the Prime Minister does still need the Queens OK on everything they do, and the Prime Minister legally works for the Queen.

Just because Elizabeth does not use that power, because she abstains, does not mean the Legal Power does not exist.

Yes, it might create a 'Crises'... but are they not already in the middle of one? When the Parliament is hell bent on NOT doing what the Electorate told them to do?

Posted by: Don Q. at December 12, 2018 04:27 PM (NgKpN)

344 I will laugh if what is happening in France ends up causing an EU collapse and the last country still technically in it is the UK.

Posted by: buzzion at December 12, 2018 04:27 PM (WaxcS)

345 Wow, I really have to look at my life choices if people correctly guess that I just blew this off.

Because the cannibalism thing is just a minor phase.

Posted by: DaveA at December 12, 2018 04:27 PM (FhXTo)

346 I don't feel like I've been at it long enough to do a post bragging about it.
Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:25 PM (PbpT7)

----

so.

yesterday?

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 04:27 PM (8XRCm)

347 make a new year's resolution to install the shelves. it's achievable and you get to blow it off for a few more weeks.

Posted by: x at December 12, 2018 04:27 PM (nFwvY)

348 Queen could kill this whole stupid thing right now, but for some reason is convinced that giving up her power is more important than what happens to the country her Forebears created.


In fairness, the Monarch has been the parliament's bitch since William & Mary.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 12, 2018 04:27 PM (WuwRv)

349 Yeah I don't see that happening with the Allahu
Snackbar extremist Muslims invading Britain. They won't be open to a
proper English Breakfast, with sausages AND bacon, for starters...





Posted by: LizLem at December 12, 2018 04:09 PM (hvf9s)
This may be apocraphyal proof the Normans didn't de-clit their women, and might actually have listened to them sometimes instead of telling them to be silent all the time.
Or alternately
The Normans went off conquering other places and left their children to be raised by Irish women and their families.
Either way, the Peace lovers of Islam are unlikely to do that.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 12, 2018 04:28 PM (37IEG)

350 You know when you blow a job off for ages, the
intensity of the high when you finish is greatly enhanced. It's like
putting money in the endorphin bank every day by not doing something.







Spoken like a true procrastinator!



Posted by: Lizzy at December 12, 2018 04:25 PM (W+vEI)

I just filed my 1974 Federal Taxes. Man, I feel freggin' fantastic!

Posted by: Archer at December 12, 2018 04:28 PM (gmo/4)

351 "The 90/90 rule of projects: the first 90% of the project takes 90% of the time, the last 10% takes the other 90% of the time."

True Moron Math, right there.

Back of the hand...not even a calculator.

Sign of a professional.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 12, 2018 04:28 PM (cqNba)

352 Since "Black Irish" is being discussed on this thread, how about "Black Ace"?
Only if Hawkpilot is fluent in Jive.
Posted by: andycanuck


Excuse me. Stewardess? I speak jive.
Posted by: Barbara Billingsly.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 04:28 PM (ftdxp)

353 305 Does she get like a "Some Confidence" trophy or anything?

Just having the vote is pretty damning. It would be like your co-workers voting on if you are incompetent and your breath smells.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 12, 2018 04:20 PM (xfb67)

I was thinking a year's supply of Jiffy Pop or some gift cards to Spencer's Gifts.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at December 12, 2018 04:28 PM (RD7QR)

354 Effectively the deal (as with I think all constitutional monarchies) is that the monarch is the head of state (i.e., in charge of cutting ribbons, etc.) while leaving the politics to the head of government. The monarch only steps in in dire times, and to resolve intractable disputes . In essence the monarch is kind of like the VP here presiding over Senate proceedings.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2018 04:23 PM (B6Nsl)


Yep. The monarch remains the head of the permanent Executive branch because the parliament had to steal power away in dribs and drabs to establish its ephemeral Executive look-alike. This is one of the reasons why the party-oriented parliamentary systems are so unstable and shitty. Just one reason of many and a reason why their claim of an unwritten constitution is such a laugh-riot.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 04:28 PM (oRu+u)

355 She has no opinion on the sovereignty of the country of which she is queen?

Useless.
Posted by: Hooray for Boobies at December 12, 2018 04:25 PM (SOgjZ)


She doubtless has an opinion, she's just not supposed to express it. Think of a judge in a court case while it's in progress.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2018 04:29 PM (B6Nsl)

356 90% of the time I put in 10% effort for my DIY projects before saying fuck it and calling a pro.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at December 12, 2018 04:29 PM (PmLTP)

357

She has no opinion on the sovereignty of the country of which she is queen?


Methinks if she were at all concerned with her country, she wouldn't have approved of the EU in the first place. Or at least placed some restrictions on it.

Meh, who am I fooling. Those people only care about one thing: power.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 04:30 PM (HaL55)

358 345
Wow, I really have to look at my life choices if people correctly guess that I just blew this off.

Because the cannibalism thing is just a minor phase.


Posted by: DaveA at December 12, 2018 04:27 PM (FhXTo)
If only he'd make the hobos do some work and finish the shelves before grokking their fullness.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 12, 2018 04:30 PM (37IEG)

359 You know when you blow a job off for ages,....


------

I had to re-read that phrase like four times.
Posted by: fixerupper


Yeah. "A blow job for the ages".

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 04:30 PM (ftdxp)

360 You know when you blow a job off for ages, the intensity of the high when you finish is greatly enhanced. It's like putting money in the endorphin bank every day by not doing something.


You must be a real go-getter. I have a project (fix a hole in the pantry ceiling and then mud it all up and re-paint) which has been languishing for two years.

You start something, you finish it, you get the pump. You start something and bail on it then it just taunts you. So you get mad at it.

There is no way that finishing this stupid project will produce any satisfaction so fuck that closet.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 12, 2018 04:30 PM (fuK7c)

361 All in all, I can't say that I care if Britain leaves the EU or not. It doesn't affect me and I don't think it matters to anything. It's semi-interesting political sport but that's about it. I wouldn't even rank it with a championship game ... it's more like watching a quarter final match in a AAA league ...
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair


It's all fun and games until your grandkids are enlisted to fight for the Caliphate of Europa in eastern europe.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 12, 2018 04:30 PM (ZejZP)

362 Socialist have no understanding of economics what-so-ever
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 12, 2018 04:27 PM


YOU TAKE THAT BACK! I do too understand economics! I has a degree from a prestigious East Coast University in economics! I wuz 1+1+1+1+1st in my class, too!

Posted by: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex at December 12, 2018 04:31 PM (ctuyM)

363
I'll never forget the time I was fooling around with a golf ball and tossed it in my sons direction. It went through two panes of glass. Perfect little round hole. So I threw some duck tape over it, and ordered a new window, frame and all. It sat in a box for two freaking years. Duck tape is strong.

Then one day I decided to finally repair the window. It took less then 10 minutes. But OMG what a pent up endorphin rush. 10 minutes!!!!

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 12, 2018 04:31 PM (jYje5)

364 197 BTW how do you guys even know that the shelves aren't finished yet?

They actually aren't. But how did you know?

I never say anything about it because it's embarrassing.
Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:08 PM (PbpT7)

We ALL know they aren't finished yet. I picture the shelf parts, and some tools, lying propped against the wall, gathering dust. Something like that?

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 04:31 PM (+ZMGe)

365 313 If you buy a stud finder, you can screw the studs securely, and the shelves practically build themselves. And it stores neatly into a "messenger" bag too.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 12, 2018 04:21 PM (bQtop)

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Yeah.... but.... some of us just set them stud finders off naturally.


thus, the "messenger" bag, which prevents that.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 12, 2018 04:32 PM (NmR1a)

366 I get the feeling the royal family keeps their money no matter what, and will shoot you if you come for it

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 12, 2018 04:32 PM (bQtop)

367
Ace moved on to more worthy shelving projects - he's remodeling the Continental Shelf.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 12, 2018 04:32 PM (pNxlR)

368 The opposite of virtue-signaling is vice-signaling.

You do that. A lot.
Posted by: Hooray for Boobies


I thought vice signaling was waving down hookers?
=======
Its also frequenting an oriental massage parlor, and giving the signal to have your shockra's released.

Posted by: Ace's Unrestrained Libido at December 12, 2018 04:32 PM (5fr5q)

369 She has no opinion on the sovereignty of the country of which she is queen?

As long as the checks keep clearing, she's fine.

Posted by: Archer at December 12, 2018 04:32 PM (gmo/4)

370
jet pilot nics:

splat
jart
crash
crater man
auger
Linda Lovelace

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 04:32 PM (8XRCm)

371 i linked the ceremonial mace post, m. Thank you.

Or as the British say, "Fancy a go with my wife?"

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:32 PM (PbpT7)

372
Socialists doesn't build things, they just run things non-socialists built into the ground.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2018 04:32 PM (LsBY9)

373
YOU TAKE THAT BACK! I do too understand
economics! I has a degree from a prestigious East Coast University in
economics! I wuz 1+1+1+1+1st in my class, too!

Posted by: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex at December 12, 2018 04:31 PM (ctuyM)
How nice!
I went to a very nice finishing school for ladies where they taught me to say "how nice" instead of "F! you!"

Posted by: Southern Belle at December 12, 2018 04:32 PM (37IEG)

374 I saw a TV show with one of those Shaolin monks that could throw a needle through a plate of glass and not break it. Just made a tiny, almost invisible hole.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 12, 2018 04:33 PM (xfb67)

375 OT, people who are waiting for asylum in Tijuana say they'll go back home for fifty large.

Posted by: navybrat, stays off BART trains at December 12, 2018 04:33 PM (w7KSn)

376 Yep. The monarch remains the head of the permanent Executive branch because the parliament had to steal power away in dribs and drabs to establish its ephemeral Executive look-alike. This is one of the reasons why the party-oriented parliamentary systems are so unstable and shitty. Just one reason of many and a reason why their claim of an unwritten constitution is such a laugh-riot.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 04:28 PM (oRu+u)


Yep. One problem with a parliamentary system is that it is too responsive to issues, making it often unstable. Britain doesn't have this problem, largely out of respect for tradition and precedent, but Italy shows the problem handily.

Another problem with the parliamentary system is that it tends to give exceptional power to fringe parties when no major party has enough seats to form a government. A miniscule fringe party then has enormous leverage over the policies of whichever party they ally themselves with in a coalition government.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2018 04:33 PM (B6Nsl)

377 jet pilot nics:

splat
jart
crash
crater man
auger
Linda Lovelace
Posted by: fixerupper


BUFF

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 04:33 PM (ftdxp)

378 >>>We ALL know they aren't finished yet. I picture the shelf parts, and some tools, lying propped against the wall, gathering dust. Something like that?


Only Phas3 is unfinished.

The other phases are finished... sort of. I still have a lot of books stacked up on the floor underneath them.

This is fucking embarrassing. I hate myself.

Thanks, guys!!!

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:33 PM (PbpT7)

379 There is no way that finishing this stupid project will produce any satisfaction so fuck that closet.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 12, 2018 04:30 PM (fuK7c)

Finish it and I will show you my tits...

Posted by: Hillary Rodham Clinton at December 12, 2018 04:34 PM (wYseH)

380

You can have my nic when I'm finished.

Might need rinsed off...

Posted by: Purple Headed Diamond Cutter at December 12, 2018 04:34 PM (q1al1)

381 Speaking of Ace's shelves, AvE did a teardown of the infamous Ikea drill a few weeks back:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4RPN7WM4gI

Posted by: Spindrift at December 12, 2018 04:34 PM (sZRzw)

382 Once their lips touch, it's Armagideon Time.

Posted by: zombie at December 12, 2018 04:21 PM

He the dude that leaves free Bibles laying around?

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 12, 2018 04:25 PM (jYje5)
++++
No, it's a song by The Clash....

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 04:34 PM (2sCft)

383
My M.O. is to do things I don't want to do to avoid doing things I really don't want to do.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2018 04:34 PM (LsBY9)

384 375
OT, people who are waiting for asylum in Tijuana say they'll go back home for fifty large.

Posted by: navybrat, stays off BART trains at December 12, 2018 04:33 PM (w7KSn)
50 large? Like .50? Like a MA-Deuce? OKAY!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 12, 2018 04:34 PM (37IEG)

385 Not sure how I feel about this. Yes, May is an ineffective leader and a globalist, and a coward regarding Brexit, but wouldn't Corbyn be in charge if Labour takes over? I certainly don't want that Jew hating fuck to be PM.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 04:10 PM (oZ6kz)

The Brits are fucked if they do, fucked if they don't. So, just lay back and enjoy it, oh Empire that the Sun never set on.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at December 12, 2018 04:34 PM (3sjI6)

386 TBH, part of the reason Phas3 is on hold is because I want to see if Phas1 and Phas2 are enough for all the books I have (especially after I toss a bunch of shit books I don't want any longer).

But I won't know that until I put the books on the shelves.

Which I have only partly done.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:34 PM (PbpT7)

387 I wonder if that mace thing gave Golding the idea for the conch in Lord of the Flies?

Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2018 04:35 PM (/tuJf)

388 For the closest American parallel to this Party non-confidence vote, the attempted coup against Newt is sorta similar although from opposite wings of the Party...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Newt_Gingrich#Leadership_challenge

Posted by: andycanuck at December 12, 2018 04:35 PM (Evws/)

389 "Please kill us!" "Yes, please!"
"We like to die!"

Posted by: Portlandia snails at December 12, 2018 04:35 PM (LL1Be)

390 257 But wouldn't people naturally assume that I MUST have finished the fucking shelves?

I mean, it's absurd that I haven't. Why wouldn't you just assume I finished them?

Wow, I really have to look at my life choices if people correctly guess that I just blew this off.
Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:15 PM (PbpT7)



Mr. #TwoWeeks himself, and you think we expect you to finish something? How long did it take you to finish Hound of the Baskervilles again?

Posted by: buzzion at December 12, 2018 04:35 PM (WaxcS)

391 378
>>>We ALL know they aren't finished yet. I picture the shelf
parts, and some tools, lying propped against the wall, gathering dust.
Something like that?





Only Phas3 is unfinished.



The other phases are finished... sort of. I still have a lot of books stacked up on the floor underneath them.



This is fucking embarrassing. I hate myself.



Thanks, guys!!!





Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:33 PM (PbpT7)
I suspect, oh horde leader, you are no less admired.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 12, 2018 04:36 PM (37IEG)

392 I heard a rumor that this next Death Star will not have a fatal flaw that can be exploited by a handful of enemy fighters. Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 12, 2018 04:13 PM (xfb67)

You think we will try and come up with new ideas that don't involve purple haired wymyn? How quaint!

Posted by: Disney and JJ Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy at December 12, 2018 04:36 PM (hvf9s)

393 As a messy person, I find that shelves aren't really that useful.

Plus the cat is going to knock everything off anyway.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 12, 2018 04:36 PM (xfb67)

394 374 I saw a TV show with one of those Shaolin monks that could throw a needle through a plate of glass and not break it. Just made a tiny, almost invisible hole.

ah. eight pole five finger shaolin exploding death touch thursdays what happen on sundays these days. great fun.

looking forward to the kaiju marathon at christmas, assuming mrs. chronda doesn't make me drive somewhere.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 12, 2018 04:36 PM (xGZ+b)

395 Mr. #TwoWeeks himself, and you think we expect you to finish something? How long did it take you to finish Hound of the Baskervilles again?
Posted by: buzzion at December 12, 2018 04:35 PM (WaxcS)
=+++

Ouch. That's kinda mean.

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 04:36 PM (2sCft)

396 I remember back when Ace was drilling into the gas line behind the wall and wondering why the bit was coming back with metal shavings on it . .

Posted by: simplemind at December 12, 2018 04:36 PM (snB0C)

397 OT, people who are waiting for asylum in Tijuana say they'll go back home for fifty large.
Posted by: navybrat


A 50 ton piece of pie can be done, i think.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 12, 2018 04:36 PM (ZejZP)

398 "This is fucking embarrassing. I hate myself.

Thanks, guys!!!


Boss, you're the best.

No shit.

I mean, who else would put up with US?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 12, 2018 04:36 PM (cqNba)

399 The EU should have been a world power. Instead through sheer incompetence it has failed. Failed to unify Europe. Failed to have Europe prosper. Failed to project power anywhere. The only Success has been to hold back the members of the EU from making any progress on any issue.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at December 12, 2018 04:36 PM (0OmEj)

400 197 They actually aren't. But how did you know?
Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:08 PM (PbpT7)

I hear that in the voice of someone who is confused about a thermos that keeps hot liquids hot and cold liquids cold: But how do it know?

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 04:36 PM (+ZMGe)

401 >>But I won't know that until I put the books on the shelves.

>>Which I have only partly done.

Pace yourself. You don't want to pull something.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2018 04:36 PM (/tuJf)

402 Instead of a mace, we could have a Louisville Slugger in Congress.

Could come in handy in dealing with some of the clowns who are in Congress.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2018 04:37 PM (B6Nsl)

403 It's not clear that the Black Irish aren't the original ones. After all, the Welsh are "little and dark, more a monkey than man." The ginger stock in Ireland and Scotland came from Vikings.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 12, 2018 04:37 PM (VaN/j)

404 Mr. #TwoWeeks himself, and you think we expect you to finish something? How long did it take you to finish Hound of the Baskervilles again?
Posted by: buzzion at December 12, 2018 04:35 PM (WaxcS)

-----

damn

dead guys being all brave and shit.....


because theyre already dead.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 04:37 PM (8XRCm)

405 Not that I'm really any better. I've got things I want to get done as well and keep putting it off. I just haven't advertised it like ace.

Posted by: buzzion at December 12, 2018 04:37 PM (WaxcS)

406 >>>387 I wonder if that mace thing gave Golding the idea for the conch in Lord of the Flies?

maybe, but the idea of a Rod of Authority certainly pre-dates the mace and is pretty common, I think.

I mean, it's even in Game of Thrones, and that was like, way long ago.

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:37 PM (PbpT7)

407
I'd like to see a picture of the Ace library on the Book Thread. Or are the shelves for his Beanie Baby collection?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2018 04:37 PM (LsBY9)

408

Heh, the mace-stealing MP was docked a day's pay and escorted from the building.


He then went to the pub.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 04:37 PM (HaL55)

409 TBH, part of the reason Phas3 is on hold is because I want to see if Phas1 and Phas2 are enough for all the books I have (especially after I toss a bunch of shit books I don't want any longer).

Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:34 PM (PbpT7)


Forget the shelves. I scanned all my books and got rid of them. Well ... I scanned 95% of them and have the rest sitting in a box waiting to be scanned and thrown/given away.

Books do nothing but take up space. The only value in having physical books, these days, are the GAINZZ you get dragging them around when you move.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 12, 2018 04:37 PM (oRu+u)

410 You don't want to pull something.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2018 04:36 PM (/tuJf)

----

Bit its totes natural if you do.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2018 04:37 PM (8XRCm)

411 343 Effectively the deal (as with I think all constitutional monarchies) is that the monarch is the head of state (i.e., in charge of cutting ribbons, etc.) while leaving the politics to the head of government. The monarch only steps in in dire times, and to resolve intractable disputes . In essence the monarch is kind of like the VP here presiding over Senate proceedings.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2018 04:23 PM (B6Nsl)

But the Prime Minister does still need the Queens OK on everything they do, and the Prime Minister legally works for the Queen.

Just because Elizabeth does not use that power, because she abstains, does not mean the Legal Power does not exist.

Yes, it might create a 'Crises'... but are they not already in the middle of one? When the Parliament is hell bent on NOT doing what the Electorate told them to do?
Posted by: Don Q. at December 12, 2018 04:27 PM (NgKpN)
______________________________________________

Yes, the monarch of the UK has wide, sweeping powers.
They can declare war, recall the Prime Minister, dissolve the government and a whole lot more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiDCwqpupj8

Posted by: Edjikated Moron, Fourin Affares Dipartmant, Yunivesity of Fenix at December 12, 2018 04:37 PM (9K7s5)

412 387 I wonder if that mace thing gave Golding the idea for the conch in Lord of the Flies?

dunno, but if the brits aren't careful they'll wind up having a ceremonial stealing-of-the-mace in every parliamentary session.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 12, 2018 04:37 PM (NmR1a)

413 Plus the cat is going to knock everything off anyway.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe



Which PROVES the earth isn't flat. If it were, cats would have pushed everything off of it.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 04:38 PM (ftdxp)

414 You can't expect to wield supreme Parliamentary power just because some queen lobbed a mace at you

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 12, 2018 04:38 PM (OLCnA)

415 Use me to strike down Ms.May in one blow for two minute buff to dexterity, vitality and luck!

Posted by: Ceremonial Mace +6 at December 12, 2018 04:38 PM (7PwuC)

416 OT from ealrer....


The thing they have to prove is that this was done for the purposes of influencing an election, rather than the many other reasons someone would pay off what is essentially a blackmailer -- to spare a repuation, to avoid divorce and hurting the wife, etc.

===

I'm reading the laws and regulations right now but "influencing" language seems to be what defines an organization not an activity. A PAC is an org to influence, get it? I'm trying to figure out this expenses thing but it's things like

1. polling
2. transpo
3. ads

which is what Dan Backer's been saying.

basically, mueller's SDNY goons are misreading the law like a twitter user

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 12, 2018 04:38 PM (7J5t2)

417 Lifting of the Mace stunt wasn't serious.
There would have been fisticuffs and a brawl if it was serious. Then we would have seen men in tights. You can't get more serious than men in tights.

Posted by: R. An Domeski at December 12, 2018 04:38 PM (hrcfq)

418 in Britain parliament is sovereign since 1688. The monarch's role is symbolic.

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

Posted by: Off the reservation at December 12, 2018 04:38 PM (vWMNq)

419 371 i linked the ceremonial mace post, m. Thank you.

Or as the British say, "Fancy a go with my wife?"
Posted by: ace at December 12, 2018 04:32 PM (PbpT7)

yay

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 04:38 PM (+ZMGe)

420 >>But I won't know that until I put the books on the shelves.



>>Which I have only partly done



Stand back. I got this.

Posted by: gravity at December 12, 2018 04:38 PM (LL1Be)

421 I call a pro, except when I'm flying.

Posted by: Harrison Lawn Dart Ford at December 12, 2018 04:39 PM (xqfqx)

422 I hear that in the voice of someone who is confused
about a thermos that keeps hot liquids hot and cold liquids cold: But
how do it know?

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 04:36 PM (+ZMGe)
(coffee spew)
To where should I send the bill for cleaning my keyboard and monitor?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 12, 2018 04:39 PM (37IEG)

423 But I won't know that until I put the books on the shelves.

Which I have only partly done.
Posted by: ace

I guess we really didn't know how lazy you are.

Posted by: x at December 12, 2018 04:39 PM (nFwvY)

424 OT, people who are waiting for asylum in Tijuana say they'll go back home for fifty large.

Posted by: navybrat, stays off BART trains at December 12, 2018 04:33 PM (w7KSn)


I like how they call it reparations. Yeah, this country has a strong history of not paying that out -- even to people who got dragged here against their will. You wanna invade us and get it?

Not real strong thinking there.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 12, 2018 04:39 PM (jYje5)

425 You all know we have a mace of the republic, right.

Posted by: Archer at December 12, 2018 04:39 PM (gmo/4)

426 411 But the Prime Minister does still need the Queens OK on everything they do, and the Prime Minister legally works for the Queen.



No. It's the other way around.

Posted by: Off the reservation at December 12, 2018 04:39 PM (vWMNq)

427 The only value in having physical books, these days,
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair



are furniture levelers and fire starters.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 04:39 PM (ftdxp)

428 I suspect, oh horde leader, you are no less admired.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 12, 2018 04:36 PM


Shhhhh. He's on a roll.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 12, 2018 04:40 PM (ctuyM)

429 The EU should have been a world power.

Disagree. The EU was a non-starter from the get-go. The countries comprising it are too different from each other, and have hated and fought each other since Roman times. It'd be like California and Texas deciding to form a country; there's no commonality of perspective, philosophy, or culture. Economic interests are not enough.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2018 04:40 PM (B6Nsl)

430 and FWIW, personal fund usage seems to be unlimited.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at December 12, 2018 04:40 PM (7J5t2)

431 how about "Black Ace"


Is that anything like Blackadder?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 12, 2018 04:41 PM (OLCnA)

432 >>>403 It's not clear that the Black Irish aren't the original ones. After all, the Welsh are "little and dark, more a monkey than man." The ginger stock in Ireland and Scotland came from Vikings.
Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 12, 2018 04:37 PM (VaN/j)
_______
This is not true. Recent genetic studies have shown that the historical cleansing of the Danes called the Harrying of the North completely wiped the Viking genes off the British Map.

Genocidally efficient.

Ireland, maybe though.

Posted by: Ceremonial Mace +6 at December 12, 2018 04:41 PM (7PwuC)

433
Shhhhh. He's on a roll.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 12, 2018 04:40 PM (ctuyM)
I have not forgotten the barrel. I'm angling for a get out of barrel free pass.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 12, 2018 04:41 PM (37IEG)

434 Disagree. The EU was a non-starter from the get-go. The countries comprising it are too different from each other, and have hated and fought each other since Roman times. It'd be like California and Texas deciding to form a country; there's no commonality of perspective, philosophy, or culture. Economic interests are not enough.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


F California. We have our own Mexican food.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2018 04:42 PM (ftdxp)

435 Here's a handy cheat-sheet for the geopolitical names over there:

England -- The main central portion of the island known as "Britain." Other areas on Britain (clockwise around the edges) are Cornwall, Wales, and Scotland. Long ago, England, when it was a standalone separate nation, militarily defeated the other nations on Britain, and so became the dominant player on the island -- hence, "England" often gets conflated with the name of the island itself. But England is actually just a political division on Britain.

Britain -- That distinctively shaped island north of France. "Britain" is merely a geographical name, not a political entity. On the island of Britain are three surviving sub-states -- England, Wales, and Scotland. (The other ones long ago were subsumed or disappeared.)

Great Britain -- The official name of the nation as a whole, which includes all the sub-nations on Britain (England, Wales, Scotland), as well all all the surrounding territories on nearby islands politically incorporated into the overarching nation-state (including Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, etc.).

United Kingdom -- Everything that's in Great Britain, plus all their overseas territories, such as Gibraltar, The Falklands, etc. etc.

The Commonwealth -- everything in the Untied Kingdom, plus most of the former colonies in the (now defunct) British Empire (Jamaica, etc.).

Posted by: zombie at December 12, 2018 04:42 PM (c+2jX)

436 426 411 But the Prime Minister does still need the Queens OK on everything they do, and the Prime Minister legally works for the Queen.

No. It's the other way around.

Posted by: Off the reservation at December 12, 2018 04:39 PM (vWMNq)


Nope. #411 is correct. Formally the Queen summons the head of the parliamentary party and asks him to form a government. Royal Assent is needed for all sorts of things, but is essentially never withheld. It's a formality.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2018 04:42 PM (B6Nsl)

437 NOOD, Repost.

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 04:42 PM (2sCft)

438

You all know we have a mace of the republic, right.


We do? Good. Somebody needs to spray that stuff on Nazi Pelousi.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 04:42 PM (HaL55)

439 425 You all know we have a mace of the republic, right.

yeah, but it's called pepper spray these days.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 12, 2018 04:42 PM (xGZ+b)

440 @348 In fairness, the Monarch has been the parliament's bitch since William & Mary.
---------------

It's a teensy tiny bit more recent than that. King George III (yes, THAT King George III) apparently had issues with Parliament. From what I've heard, his father and grandfather were quite happy to ignore the British Isles, and focus on their homeland in Hanover. That gave Parliament a more or less free reign in the Isles. George III had slightly different priorities, and constantly butted heads with Parliament. His solution was apparently to engage in things such as buying up rotten boroughs (representation in Parliament was based on land area - or boroughs , and not people; and that meant that if the borough was, say, underwater, or a grand total of five people lived in it, then it could likely be purchased for a song, giving the King control over that particular Parliamentary seat) instead of attempting to forcibly take power back for the throne.

He presumably would have used his votes in Parliament to restore power to the throne, but Parliament was able to enact needed reforms to undercut his powerbase before he could get far enough along with his plans.

Posted by: junior at December 12, 2018 04:43 PM (Fp6vo)

441 Disagree. The EU was a non-starter from the get-go.

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

There is no such thing as a European.

Posted by: Hooray for Boobies at December 12, 2018 04:43 PM (SOgjZ)

442 I once took 50 large.

Oh snap! Were you talking about dollars?

Posted by: Sandi Fluke at December 12, 2018 04:43 PM (786Ro)

443 Nood. Nood, I say! (in bad British accent)

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 12, 2018 04:43 PM (2sCft)

444 375 OT, people who are waiting for asylum in Tijuana say they'll go back home for fifty large.
Posted by: navybrat, stays off BART trains at December 12, 2018 04:33 PM (w7KSn)
------

Kinda blows the whole caravans asylum claim doesn't it.

"I fear for my life! But you know, for $50k, I'll take my chances."

Posted by: WisRich at December 12, 2018 04:43 PM (G0vdT)

445 No parliamentary ejection for Theresa.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 12, 2018 04:43 PM (xfb67)

446 Umm...if Game of Thrones is over, who won?

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 04:44 PM (NLLmE)

447 You all know we have a mace of the republic, right.

We do? Good. Somebody needs to spray that stuff on Nazi Pelousi.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 04:42 PM (HaL55)


That's where the Louisville Slugger comes in.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2018 04:44 PM (B6Nsl)

448 Disagree. The EU was a non-starter from the get-go. The countries comprising it are too different from each other, and have hated and fought each other since Roman times. It'd be like California and Texas deciding to form a country; there's no commonality of perspective, philosophy, or culture. Economic interests are not enough.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2018 04:40 PM (B6Nsl)

If they had started with a proper Constitutional convention, they might have been able to develop some kind of confederation where each state would keep its identity while working together.

They didn't do that, they just went "hey, let's let a multinational trade commission usurp all the powers of government, what could possibly go wrong?"

Posted by: Cato by Phone at December 12, 2018 04:44 PM (J+mig)

449 Kinda blows the whole caravans asylum claim doesn't it.

"I fear for my life! But you know, for $50k, I'll take my chances."
Posted by: WisRich at December 12, 2018 04:43 PM (G0vdT)


Exactly my wife's reaction.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2018 04:44 PM (B6Nsl)

450 Posted by: zombie at December 12, 2018 04:42 PM

You forgot me, the one substance to rule them all.

Posted by: Marmite at December 12, 2018 04:44 PM (ctuyM)

451 This is not true. Recent genetic studies have shown
that the historical cleansing of the Danes called the Harrying of the
North completely wiped the Viking genes off the British Map.



Genocidally efficient.



Ireland, maybe though.





Posted by: Ceremonial Mace +6 at December 12, 2018 04:41 PM (7PwuC)
Dublin was Dane, till we took it from them during the, uh, truce.

Posted by: Strongbow (not CROSSBOW) at December 12, 2018 04:44 PM (37IEG)

452 437 NOOD, Repost.
Posted by: SteveOReno


Ah, I LOVE being willowed.

Posted by: zombie at December 12, 2018 04:45 PM (c+2jX)

453 Re : ZH article on Google
I struggled with the title of this piece, because ever since the 2016
election, usage of the term "deep state" has become overly associated
with Trump cheerleaders. I'm not referring to people who voted for
Trump, whom I can both understand and respect, I'm talking about the
Trump cultists. Like most people who mindlessly and enthusiastically
attach themselves to political figures, they tend to be either morons or
opportunists.



oh goody.

Please DO go on...

Posted by: mikeyG at December 12, 2018 04:45 PM (LL1Be)

454 >>> So, just lay back and enjoy it, oh Empire that the Sun never set on.

A talking head on the radio was funny. He was talking about the Remainers who are paralyzed with fear Brexit is going to sink their economy, since London is the EU banking center and if they leave the banks might move elsewhere. He said that is rubbish. Where is the EU going to move their banking centers to? Paris and Frankfurt are the two most likely. Paris is a dumpster fire right now and Frankfurt? Who the crap wants to move to boring Frankfurt?

I lol'd.

Posted by: LizLem at December 12, 2018 04:45 PM (hvf9s)

455 Hanging shelves is just not your talent.
In a beauty contest, do not list shelf-hanging as your special thing.

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 04:45 PM (+ZMGe)

456
The EU should have been a world power. Instead through sheer incompetence it has failed. Failed to unify Europe. Failed to have Europe prosper. Failed to project power anywhere. The only Success has been to hold back the members of the EU from making any progress on any issue.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable


US population: 325 million
Patent filings for the last 10 years with US priority: 2.1 million.

EU population: 512 million
Patent filings for the last 10 years with priority from EU countries: 1.2 million.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2018 04:45 PM (LsBY9)

457 Nope. #411 is correct. Formally the Queen summons the head of the


FORMALLY. Viz:

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

====
Under the uncodified British constitution, executive authority lies with the monarch, although this authority is exercised only by, or on the advice of, the prime minister and the cabinet.
====


Posted by: Off the reservation at December 12, 2018 04:45 PM (vWMNq)

458 @411 Yes, the monarch of the UK has wide, sweeping powers.
They can declare war, recall the Prime Minister, dissolve the government and a whole lot more.
-------------------

In short, the monarch has a lot of power that exists purely because she doesn't actually use that power. The moment she did attempt to use any of that power without the express permission of the House of Commons, that power would likely be removed.

Posted by: junior at December 12, 2018 04:46 PM (Fp6vo)

459
Thank you, Zombie.

Posted by: R. An Domeski at December 12, 2018 04:46 PM (hrcfq)

460 And republican systems of government e.g. French and Italian aren't like British-based ones in the U.K., Canada, Australia, and N.Z. even when the country has a written constitution unlike the U.K. itself. (We didn't get our shitty written constitution until 1980-81 although I think Oz has had one since their unification in 1900.)

Posted by: andycanuck at December 12, 2018 04:47 PM (Evws/)

461 429 The EU was a non-starter from the get-go. The countries comprising it are too different from each other, and have hated and fought each other since Roman times. It'd be like California and Texas deciding to form a country; there's no commonality of perspective, philosophy, or culture. Economic interests are not enough.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 12, 2018 04:40 PM (B6Nsl)

Yes, it was a bad idea. And countries that joined were told, hey, if you want out, you can do that! So come on in! Lies.

Posted by: m at December 12, 2018 04:47 PM (+ZMGe)

462 OT, people who are waiting for asylum in Tijuana say they'll go back home for fifty large.

They will leave for a full set of the 50 Shades of Grey novels? Done and done!!

Posted by: LizLem at December 12, 2018 04:47 PM (hvf9s)

463 457

Sorry. Wrong link above. Quote was from "Govt of UK" article.

This one is from the constitution article:

====
Since the Glorious Revolution of 1688, the concept of parliamentary sovereignty
has been the bedrock of the British legislative constitution. The
statutes passed by Parliament are the supreme and final source of law in
the UK.[3] It follows that Parliament can change the constitution simply by passing new statutes through Acts of Parliament.
====

If you read both articles you will see that the Queen has no real power at all.


Posted by: Off the reservation at December 12, 2018 04:48 PM (vWMNq)

464 -
--
There would have been fisticuffs and a brawl if it
was serious. Then we would have seen men in tights. You can't get more
serious than men in tights.





Posted by: R. An Domeski at December 12, 2018 04:38 PM

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

I would submit naked man running from something.

Posted by: Dave Attell at December 12, 2018 04:48 PM (pMGkg)

465 247 If they are MAXes, make sure you read the fine print about the stall warning thingamabob not always warning about stalls.

That is the Mueller Stall Warning system. It starts off 1) warning of a stall, but then,
2) warns that the lavatory is clogged, and then
3) crashes the plane.

Unless you disable it, Then it skips over step 2, and immediately crashes the plane.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at December 12, 2018 04:49 PM (scRg8)

466 Since "Black Irish" is being discussed on this thread, how about "Black Ace"?

Thas' Lacisss

Posted by: Hawkpilot at December 12, 2018 04:49 PM (iYRdN)

467 She has no opinion on the sovereignty of the country of which she is queen?
=====

Actually, I think she is not allowed an opinion by law. Only power left is similar to VP here, and even then, sparingly applied.

As far as I can tell, old QEII has worked very hard over the years for Commonwealth issues, rather than EU. Old lady is probably more globalist than the 'globalists'.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 12, 2018 04:50 PM (MIKMs)

468 >>> It'd be like California and Texas deciding to form a country; there's no commonality of perspective, philosophy, or culture. Economic interests are not enough.

I thought they were doing it to be able to better compete with the dollar and screw the US? Am I wrong? Hatred of the US is a pretty unifying factor sometimes.

Posted by: LizLem at December 12, 2018 04:50 PM (hvf9s)

469 -
--
I thought they were doing it to be able to better
compete with the dollar and screw the US? Am I wrong? Hatred of the US
is a pretty unifying factor sometimes.


Posted by: LizLem at December 12, 2018 04:50 PM

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

You think you're so cool, United States?? We're starting our own club and it's
gonna be extra-super-cool. And you aren't invited.

Posted by: irright at December 12, 2018 04:53 PM (pMGkg)

470 "Without the mace, the Parliament lacks any lawmaking power."

Also with it.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at December 12, 2018 04:54 PM (Ndje9)

471 It'd be like California and Texas deciding to form a country; there's no commonality of perspective, philosophy, or culture. Economic interests are not enough.

=====

I thought they were doing it to be able to better compete with the dollar and screw the US? Am I wrong? Hatred of the US is a pretty unifying factor sometimes.
Posted by: LizLem at December 12, 2018 04:50 PM


Texas doesn't hate the U.S. Yet. Although the Proggies are doing their best to get there.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 12, 2018 04:55 PM (ctuyM)

472 The monarch has veto powers like your presidents although not often exercised, just like with your presidents.

The P.M. also has a weekly meeting with the monarch discussing House business and government policy and the like that former P.M.s (even Labour ones) have said she's very knowledgeable about.

Not in-depth stuff here but there's various links here...
https://www.royal.uk/queen-and-government

Posted by: andycanuck at December 12, 2018 04:56 PM (Evws/)

473 Does everyone realize that NOT ONE single goddam prediction of Mays imminent demise, of which there have been at least 12 in the last year, has come to pass?

I think the majority in the UK is actually hot-to-trot to Brexit, but their media simply will not allow that to become known. Furthermore, if the oh-so-dreaded Brexit sans agreement occurs, Britain will be kicking EU ass within 5 years.

Just slip out the back, Jack....

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at December 12, 2018 04:57 PM (scRg8)

474 BTW, once a protester tried to grab the Speaker's Mace from Ontario's legislature as it was being ceremonially marched into the room as it is every sitting and the Sergeant-at-Arms carrying it used it in its original function to hit the fucker. (Although not a real roundhouse hit to the skull unfortunately.)

Posted by: andycanuck at December 12, 2018 04:59 PM (Evws/)

475 >>> You think you're so cool, United States?? We're starting our own club and it's gonna be extra-super-cool. And you aren't invited.

Hah that is the US in a nutshell! Also why Trump drives them nuts.

Posted by: LizLem at December 12, 2018 05:00 PM (hvf9s)

476 rickl @ 434- Mexican food of our own in Texas. You got that right brother.

Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2018 05:07 PM (zLDYs)

477
You forgot me, the one substance to rule them all.
Posted by: Marmite at December 12, 2018 04:44 PM (ctuyM)

Ahem. Hiya, mate.

Posted by: Vegamite at December 12, 2018 05:35 PM (nTBtw)

478 In a thread of nearly 500 comments its hard to figure out where its going

Posted by: Skip at December 12, 2018 05:44 PM (/rm4P)

479 I think you're mixing up two different kinds of "votes of confidence".

The above vote was a vote as to whether the Tory parliamentary representatives wanted May to continue as their party leader/Prime Minister. Sort of like if the Republicans or Democrats in Congress were voting to change their leaders - which is why only Tory members voted. In either case, the ruling governmental coalition would have remained in place.

This is very different than a parliamentary vote on a motion of no confidence, which involves a vote of all members of the House of Commons that determines whether the current government stays in power vs. dissolving the government and requiring a snap election to elect a new parliament.

Posted by: civil truth at December 12, 2018 07:40 PM (Z3u8e)

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