The Morning Rant: J.V. Edition

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Funny, I always thought (and was taught) that the proper approach for reporters was to be strictly impartial, and that opinion was the purview of the columnists and pundits. Frank Bruni: professional homosexual and bulimic, seems to think that is an antiquated technique, and President Trump should receive negative coverage, with the intensity of its cant presumably decided upon by our betters at the Old Gray Whore on 43rd St.

Too bad Bruni has no sense of the arrant stupidity and arrogance of his beliefs, because otherwise he might begin to understand why Donald Trump is President of The United States of America, and Hillary Clinton is desperately grasping at whatever relevancy is available by cawing and screeching at every camera in sight, and fanatically trying to revisit her and her husband's popularity by booking large venues and then selling dozens of tickets!

Strictly down-the-middle and unbiased is the only way to go, and for Bruni to suggest otherwise is disgusting. He should stick to food writing (he wasn't bad) and tales of his struggles with eating disorders and being gay (he was tedious). At least they will be topics he has some passing familiarity with, because the proper function of the 4th Estate is far beyond his intellectual capacity.

NYT Writer Tells CNN The Only Honest Way To Cover Trump Is To Be Negative

Stelter asked, “But this idea that news coverage of Trump is negative, is too negative, where does the truth lie there?”

Bruni replied, “I disagree wholeheartedly with that. He’s a singular president. He was a singular candidate. No one has lied like him, I mean at that altitude. No one has had the sort of ethical problems that he does, no one has had the areas of ignorance. To call that out accurately is to end up with a body of coverage that is unusually negative, but it absolutely appropriate to the man and the situation at hand.”

Stelter summed up, “So negative, but accurate.”

Bruni then stated honesty required the Times’ coverage of Trump to be negative, saying, “Yeah. Anti-Trump connotes driven by some sort of animus regardless of the facts. I don’t think we’ve been anti-Trump. I think we have been negative and I think that’s the only honest way to cover this president.”

Does this entitled pseudo-elitist even understand English? Do we need to start a Go-Fund-Me and buy him a good dictionary?

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This is the usual ignorant article that carefully avoids discussing the real reason why Europeans are trying to arm themselves. There is not a single mention of Arab or Muslim immigration and violence in the entire article, but there are a few head-scratchers!
Gun Use Surges in Europe, Where Firearms Are Rare: Growing insecurity spurs more people to clear high bars for ownership
But Europe's shift has been rapid, and notable in part because of strict national restrictions. In most European countries, gun permits require thorough background checks, monitored shooting practice and tests on regulations. In Belgium, France and Germany, most registered guns may only be used at shooting ranges. Permits to bear arms outside of shooting ranges are extremely difficult to obtain.

Strict registration requirements don't account for -- and may exacerbate -- a surge in illegal weapons across the continent, experts say.

Many illegal weapons come from one-time war zones, such as countries of the former Yugoslavia, and others are purchased online, including from vendors in the U.S.
Maybe I am hopelessly naive, but is the dark web really a significant source for weapons, or is this just more journalistic bullshit?
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1 Top Ten?

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs, still needs a new Nic! at January 08, 2019 11:01 AM (CHi6V)

2 Sheesh..I am still going through JJ's links, never mind the art thread..

Posted by: IC at January 08, 2019 11:02 AM (a0IVu)

3 So how does one keep their amateur status homosexuality and not turn pro?

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 08, 2019 11:02 AM (0LzqU)

4 I wonder if the whole of Europe could go Yugoslavia one day?

Posted by: rammajamma at January 08, 2019 11:03 AM (rzqzj)

5 4 IC

art thread was just mainly homoerotic gladiator stuff

ps you like gladiator movies?

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 08, 2019 11:04 AM (0LzqU)

6 >>Frank Bruni: professional homosexual and bulimic

I can't be the only one who read that and thought "Fred Garvin, Male Prostitute."

"Ma'am, I have a work order here..."

Posted by: Zod at January 08, 2019 11:04 AM (Bdeb0)

7 You absolutely can get guns via the Dark Web. The prices are a little high.

You can't keep guns out of fucking PRISONS, let along countries with mail service and unwalled borders.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:04 AM (bcbK8)

8 8 >>Frank Bruni: professional homosexual and bulimic

I can't be the only one who read that and thought "Fred Garvin, Male Prostitute."

"Ma'am, I have a work order here..."
Posted by: Zod at January 08, 2019 11:04 AM (Bdeb0)

"Just don't touch the rupture..."

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:04 AM (bcbK8)

9 how the hell are they buying guns from the US? and how do you ship it? I can't imagine fedex, ups, or dhl are running around dropping off upper or lower receives, much less fully built guns throughout Europe...

Posted by: SturmToddler at January 08, 2019 11:04 AM (8D42x)

10 I wonder if the whole of Europe could go Yugoslavia one day?

Posted by: rammajamma


This is referred to as "reversion to the mean".

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 08, 2019 11:05 AM (AM1GF)

11 When people are facing an existential threat (and normals in Europe probably are), then black markets get really creative when it comes to weapons. War zones? Websites? Whatever works. The black market is probably *preferable* to the legitimate one because the government in those places is in opposition to the people - and the people know what those registries will be used for.

"Dark web" or basement bazaars, I suspect the black market for weapons in Europe is going to thrive bigly.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 08, 2019 11:05 AM (I2dne)

12 All the illegal weapons in Europe come from Indiana.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 08, 2019 11:05 AM (aKsyK)

13 Sheesh..I am still going through JJ's links, never mind the art thread..

Posted by: IC at January 08, 2019 11:02 AM (a0IVu)

I don't even try in the art thread normally, I'm not cultured enough to enjoy a Rothko, much less the good art...

Posted by: SturmToddler at January 08, 2019 11:06 AM (8D42x)

14 The 'online vendors in the US' line is bullshit though.

All online vendors I've done business with, and there's been a lot of them, require shipment to an FFL.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:06 AM (bcbK8)

15 We are CNN and we tell you who to hate and why.

Posted by: CNN at January 08, 2019 11:06 AM (H7LIz)

16 I mean... when you take hating Trump as a given, it's true that negative coverage is the only honest way to cover him.

I really wish that we could dispense with this notion that media ever can actually achieve "fair" or "unbiased" reporting. Editorializing happens by necessity in what stories you cover and what you don't, regardless of if you give time to "both sides."

I'd much rather we take the the entire journalism profession down a few pegs by having them admit that they're all biased, and "objectivity" is a just a buzzword.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 08, 2019 11:06 AM (KUaJL)

17 So European reporters believe their American cousins about being able to buy firearms online.

Uh you useless twits, what about Customs?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2019 11:07 AM (BexHg)

18 >>I don't even try in the art thread normally, I'm not cultured enough to enjoy a Rothko, much less the good art...Posted by: SturmToddler at January 08, 2019 11:06 AM (8D42x)

...and the Thomas Kinkade works are so few and far between, damn the luck.

Posted by: Zod at January 08, 2019 11:07 AM (Bdeb0)

19 Someone should tell the Euies that they can get all the guns and ammo they need in Moldova. The last thing you want in a revolution is a registered firearm. What you need is lots of throw away unregistered firearms and beau coup IEDs. Can't wait for driverless cars.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 08, 2019 11:07 AM (2LelM)

20 Yeah, I've never understood the open hostility to this president. Completely manufactured and promoted incessantly.

I've gotten to the point where I just sigh and move on.

The raging libs will do what they do, regardless of the facts

No point in trying to correct the misinformation. Like we've all said, and Ace most succinctly, "these people arrived at this point because feeling trump facts". I've gotten over it.

Until tonight, then I can get outraged all over again.

Posted by: IntheBellyoftheBeast at January 08, 2019 11:07 AM (1okGO)

21 Quiz: who is dumber and gayer?

A: Tater
B: Bruni
C: Teenagers who flirt with Kevin Spacey

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:07 AM (bcbK8)

22 Looks like the Europeans are now going to American gun shows.
Damn NRA.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at January 08, 2019 11:07 AM (CPk08)

23 Bruni has all the obvious connotations of being a blithering spit spewing nasty bugger.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2019 11:08 AM (BexHg)

24 23 Quiz: who is dumber and gayer?

A: Tater
B: Bruni
C: Teenagers who flirt with Kevin Spacey
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:07 AM (bcbK

C's obviously the wrong answer, so it has to be Tater or Bruni.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 11:08 AM (NWiLs)

25 I'd much rather we take the the entire journalism profession down a few pegs by having them admit that they're all biased, and "objectivity" is a just a buzzword.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 08, 2019 11:06 AM (KUaJL)
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Or just be upfront about the biases. "We're your left-wing paper of record!" "We're your right-wing paper of record!" "We're your agricultural-Christian-Scientist paper of record!"

Whatever. Quit lying about it and then I can be an informed customer. I mean, it isn't exactly hard to figure it out, but the false morality is annoying.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 08, 2019 11:08 AM (I2dne)

26 What?

Posted by: Sponge at January 08, 2019 11:08 AM (F4u7C)

27 >>All online vendors I've done business with, and there's been a lot of them, require shipment to an FFL. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:06 AM (bcbK

Shipped a handgun to the manufacturer for repair. Interestingly, they UPS'ed it back to me with FFL paperwork inside--signed for it at my house. I called them in advance, thinking I'd have to retrieve it from a FFL holder. Nope.

Posted by: Zod at January 08, 2019 11:08 AM (Bdeb0)

28 "Dark web" or basement bazaars, I suspect the black market for weapons in Europe is going to thrive bigly.
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That nasty piece of excrement who shot up some summer camp had quite an arsenal -- I think his stepfather was a muckety-muck in the EU.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 08, 2019 11:09 AM (MIKMs)

29 Bruni aspires to being Gore Vidal but without any of the eloquence.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2019 11:09 AM (BexHg)

30 You want AK-47 with that hummus?--Achmed the Hummus Vendor/International Arms Salesman.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 08, 2019 11:09 AM (3sjI6)

31 Europe has long had a thriving illegal gun trade. Idk if the dark web had anything to do with it though.

Posted by: Someguy at January 08, 2019 11:09 AM (h5Df3)

32 5 4 IC

art thread was just mainly homoerotic gladiator stuff

ps you like gladiator movies?
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 08, 2019 11:04 AM (0LzqU)

Just skimmed through the art thread comments..lol..

Posted by: IC at January 08, 2019 11:09 AM (a0IVu)

33

Who is this Bruni imbecile and why should I pay attention to crazy?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 08, 2019 11:09 AM (HaL55)

34 willowed:

UNBELIEVABLE: Don Lemon suggests that Trump's speech be delayed so it can be edited and kept from Americans.

In a just world, the only job Don Lemon would be able to get would be as a grave-shift cashier at Quik-E-Mart.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 08, 2019 11:09 AM (c7mRq)

35 Re the movie Gladiator in the previous thread: It may have been historically inaccurate, but it was loads of fun . . . and the night I saw it in the theatre, I got well and truly laid by my date. She was a first date, too, so the entire episode is etched clearly in my memory.

Maybe the simulated violence on screen, and Russell Crowe's rugged good looks, "encouraged" her . . .?

Nah. It was all me. Or so I tell myself now.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 08, 2019 11:09 AM (7MRhd)

36 >>A: Tater
B: Bruni
C: Teenagers who flirt with Kevin Spacey
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:07 AM (bcbK

D. That fruit-basket who hosts the Kentucky Derby.

Posted by: Zod at January 08, 2019 11:09 AM (Bdeb0)

37 Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 08, 2019 11:06 AM (KUaJL)

I was told by a Woman on an online dating site, that of course they are divisive, because these are not normal times.

Trump is SO bad, that all normal rules are off.

I said 'OK then, you won't like the outcome, because the rules protect YOU from US, more than they protect US from YOU!'

She then blocked me... LOL

Posted by: Bitchin at January 08, 2019 11:10 AM (NgKpN)

38 27 >>All online vendors I've done business with, and there's been a lot of them, require shipment to an FFL. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:06 AM (bcbK

Shipped a handgun to the manufacturer for repair. Interestingly, they UPS'ed it back to me with FFL paperwork inside--signed for it at my house. I called them in advance, thinking I'd have to retrieve it from a FFL holder. Nope.
Posted by: Zod at January 08, 2019 11:08 AM (Bdeb0)

Shipping to and from the MFG for repair is a different case. You aren't transferring ownership so there's no FFL required.

I was pleasantly surprised the first time I did that too. I had to use FEDEX to ship it, but it came back to me directly to the house.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:10 AM (bcbK8)

39 20 Yeah, I've never understood the open hostility to this president. Completely manufactured and promoted incessantly.


It is you the HATE the Pres is just the easiest one to get to today.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 08, 2019 11:10 AM (0LzqU)

40

Carla Bruni > Faggot Bruni.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 08, 2019 11:10 AM (HaL55)

41 The Dark Web is really just the parts of the internet that the left silicon valley moguls don't yet have control over.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 08, 2019 11:10 AM (KUaJL)

42 You guys probably discussed this already but seriously what happened to Alabama last night? Clemson was good but damn, that was a beat down. And some of the play calls by Bama staff were pretty awful.

Posted by: IC at January 08, 2019 11:10 AM (a0IVu)

43 Bruni aspires to being Gore Vidal but without any of the eloquence.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2019 11:09 AM (BexHg)

We need someone to pick up Gore's mantle. There haven't been any decent, decadent parties since he died.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 08, 2019 11:11 AM (3sjI6)

44 Andrew Behring Breivik.

And the kids on that island acted like sheep. They cowered in their tents and he shot them.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2019 11:11 AM (BexHg)

45 Clicked on that last article link and it blew up my browser.......SFGate is a site I'll never go to again.

Posted by: Sponge at January 08, 2019 11:11 AM (F4u7C)

46 Dang, two posts poofed previous to my first one in here. Rough crowd.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 08, 2019 11:11 AM (AM1GF)

47 34 willowed:

UNBELIEVABLE: Don Lemon suggests that Trump's speech be delayed so it can be edited and kept from Americans.

In a just world, the only job Don Lemon would be able to get would be as a grave-shift cashier at Quik-E-Mart.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 08, 2019 11:09 AM (c7mRq)

In a just world, Don Lemon's next job would be as a grave-filler.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:11 AM (bcbK8)

48 Nah. It was all me. Or so I tell myself now.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 08, 2019 11:09 AM (7MRhd)

*orders dvd of Gladiator to be sent to house today*

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 08, 2019 11:12 AM (0LzqU)

49 24 23 Quiz: who is dumber and gayer?

A: Tater
B: Bruni
C: Teenagers who flirt with Kevin Spacey
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:07 AM (bcbK

C's obviously the wrong answer, so it has to be Tater or Bruni.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 11:08 AM (NWiLs)

After watching the clip, I'm writing in David Frum.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 11:12 AM (NWiLs)

50 46 Dang, two posts poofed previous to my first one in here. Rough crowd.
Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 08, 2019 11:11 AM (AM1GF)

Boy that 'no first' rule is a tough one!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:12 AM (bcbK8)

51 49 24 23 Quiz: who is dumber and gayer?

A: Tater
B: Bruni
C: Teenagers who flirt with Kevin Spacey
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:07 AM (bcbK

C's obviously the wrong answer, so it has to be Tater or Bruni.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 11:08 AM (NWiLs)

After watching the clip, I'm writing in David Frum.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 11:12 AM (NWiLs)

LOL

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:12 AM (bcbK8)

52 Dang, two posts poofed previous to my first one in here. Rough crowd.
Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 08, 2019 11:11 AM (AM1GF)

Stelter and Bruni make this a two poofs post.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 11:13 AM (NWiLs)

53 Is the hype about CBD, or cannabidiol, real?
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I don't know about cannabidiol, but CBD is real. I've met him.

Posted by: bluebell at January 08, 2019 11:13 AM (U5tDi)

54 Carla Bruni > Frank Bruni

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 08, 2019 11:13 AM (fuK7c)

55 UNBELIEVABLE: Don Lemon suggests that Trump's speech be delayed so it can be edited and kept from Americans.

Okay, the outrage meter just jumped up a peg. We're the "others" and it's just peachy to censor our speech.

But their speech is righteous. Yup.

Posted by: IntheBellyoftheBeast at January 08, 2019 11:13 AM (1okGO)

56 Maybe I am hopelessly naive, but is the dark web really a significant source for weapons, or is this just more journalistic bullshit?

Where power and 'journalism' intersect, Bullshit is the only answer.

The EU is the 4th Reich on steroids.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 08, 2019 11:13 AM (ZejZP)

57 You guys probably discussed this already but seriously what happened to Alabama last night? Clemson was good but damn, that was a beat down. And some of the play calls by Bama staff were pretty awful.
Posted by: IC at January 08, 2019 11:10 AM (a0IVu)
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They got shellacked. There were some really curious calls (like the fake field goal attempt) that didn't work and early desperation moves (convert fourth down no matter what) but after Clemson's first score the third quarter, the Tide were defeated. They were slow. They didn't give 100%. It was over. This was the opposite of Clemson. Clemson did *no* laurel-resting and brought the pain over and over again.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 08, 2019 11:13 AM (I2dne)

58 30 You want AK-47 with that hummus?--Achmed the Hummus Vendor/International Arms Salesman.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 08, 2019 11:09 AM (3sjI6)

Ah, I see you've been to Pakistan.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:13 AM (bcbK8)

59 The media puzzlement about guns in Europe reminds me of the puzzlement over how in the world he family of little Jazmine could have mistaken a car full of black guys as a single white male!

Posted by: PJ at January 08, 2019 11:13 AM (qlTN9)

60 Funny, I always thought (and was taught) that the proper approach for
reporters was to be strictly impartial, and that opinion was the
purview of the columnists and pundits.



Funny, the US press has NEVER been that way. In the early days at least you used to have different newspapers covering each side. We haven't had that since FDR

Posted by: Vic at January 08, 2019 11:14 AM (mpXpK)

61 The EU is the 4th Reich on steroids.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 08, 2019 11:13 AM (ZejZP)

EU will be dead in 10 years!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 08, 2019 11:14 AM (0LzqU)

62 Carla Bruni > Frank Bruni
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 08, 2019 11:13 AM (fuK7c)
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The Sultan of Brunei > Franl Bruni

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 08, 2019 11:14 AM (I2dne)

63 Bruni replied, "I disagree wholeheartedly with that. He's a singular president. He was a singular candidate. No one has lied like him, I mean at that altitude. No one has had the sort of ethical problems that he does, no one has had the areas of ignorance.


I love how they never can give specifics. Just broad generalizations.

Yet conveniently overlook all dem president's "short comings"

Posted by: rickb223 at January 08, 2019 11:14 AM (9uM86)

64

We are CNN and we tell you who to hate and why.

Click my nick for the image I shamelessly stole from here. It's funny and it's true, too. Or it's funny because it's true. Or something...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 08, 2019 11:14 AM (HaL55)

65 The "Nasty blind gossip item" in the sidebar appears to identify Robert DeNiro and Roman Polanski at the bottom of the item. Is that correct? Is DeNiro paying Polanski's legal bills?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Yeah baby! at January 08, 2019 11:15 AM (LISuA)

66 Gladiator is pure cinema. It's about as 'real' as Star Wars but...my God was it good.

First time I ever saw someone become a movie star before my eyes (Russel Crowe).

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:15 AM (bcbK8)

67 In a just world, the only job Don Lemon would be able to get would be as a grave-shift cashier at Quik-E-Mart.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 08, 2019 11:09 AM (c7mRq)

I think he is qualified to pursue the bus station men's rooms and provide blow jobs for homeless junkies.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 08, 2019 11:15 AM (3sjI6)

68 But Owebama NEVER lied. Ever. To anyone. About anything.

You guys......

Posted by: Sponge at January 08, 2019 11:15 AM (F4u7C)

69 I think you people calling it the darkie web are all racist h8ters.

Posted by: hard of hearing anchorbabe fashion cop at January 08, 2019 11:15 AM (8iiMU)

70
Okay, the outrage meter just jumped up a peg. We're the "others" and it's just peachy to censor our speech.

But their speech is righteous. Yup.
Posted by: IntheBellyoftheBeast


Don't worry. The GOP will put a stop to it....


Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 08, 2019 11:15 AM (ZejZP)

71 65 The "Nasty blind gossip item" in the sidebar appears to identify Robert DeNiro and Roman Polanski at the bottom of the item. Is that correct? Is DeNiro paying Polanski's legal bills?
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Yeah baby! at January 08, 2019 11:15 AM (LISuA)

That's the unsourced rumor, yes. It also implies that DeNiro likes 'em young. Which I hadn't heard but can't say I'm shocked at.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:15 AM (bcbK8)

72 The CBD oil advocates are even more annoying than the potheads who say weed cures everything. And that's saying something.

Posted by: brak at January 08, 2019 11:16 AM (VckGX)

73 But Owebama NEVER lied. Ever. To anyone. About anything.

You guys......
Posted by: Sponge at January 08, 2019 11:15 AM (F4u7C)
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Don't forget that he *also* ran the "most transparent administration in history."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 08, 2019 11:16 AM (I2dne)

74
First time I ever saw someone become a movie star before my eyes (Russel Crowe).
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:15 AM (bcbK


Then it went immediately to his head.

Posted by: Sponge at January 08, 2019 11:16 AM (F4u7C)

75 If I ever wanted to buy an illegal weapon, theoretically speaking (disclosure: this is the farthest thing from my mind), the first place I'd go for advice on how to do it is ... the WSJ? Who knew.

Posted by: PG at January 08, 2019 11:16 AM (Yox9g)

76 I guess I am still trying to process the fact of German guy who was head of the 'populist' party was attacked yesterday. Bolsonaro in Brazil survived an assassination attempt as well.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 08, 2019 11:16 AM (MIKMs)

77 The EU is the 4th Reich on steroids.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 08, 2019 11:13 AM (ZejZP)

Just wait till they invade Poland with their army!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 08, 2019 11:16 AM (3sjI6)

78 Watching a gun show on the Outdoor channel and learned that the S&W XD models are actually a Croatian gun company design that S&W partnered with to market with a few design upgrades.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 11:17 AM (glJL/)

79 My goodness, this world is fucked up.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at January 08, 2019 11:17 AM (FTPVM)

80 74
First time I ever saw someone become a movie star before my eyes (Russel Crowe).
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:15 AM (bcbK

Then it went immediately to his head.
Posted by: Sponge at January 08, 2019 11:16 AM (F4u7C)

Yes. Rapid rise and fall. But it was impressive all the same.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:17 AM (bcbK8)

81 Don Lemon has a bright future as a human sandbag during the burning times.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2019 11:17 AM (BexHg)

82 >>First time I ever saw someone become a movie star before my eyes (Russel Crowe). Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:15 AM (bcbK

Hm. So you don't think the movie would've been improved if they'd grafted a "Braveheart"-like lengthy, gratuitous torture ending onto it?

Posted by: Zod at January 08, 2019 11:18 AM (Bdeb0)

83 Then it went immediately to his head.

Posted by: Sponge at January 08, 2019 11:16 AM (F4u7C)
:::Which gave us this:
https://youtu.be/5xtVipOjTEE

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at January 08, 2019 11:18 AM (CPk08)

84 78 Watching a gun show on the Outdoor channel and learned that the S&W XD models are actually a Croatian gun company design that S&W partnered with to market with a few design upgrades.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 11:17 AM (glJL/)

Springfield Armory, not S&W.

GREAT pistols.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:18 AM (bcbK8)

85 The media puzzlement about guns in Europe

The lefty insistence that only hunters need guns and that no sane person would expect to need defend themselves from an over reaching government is what puzzles me. These nuts honestly seem to think the purpose of the Second Amendment was to protect deer hunting.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Yeah baby! at January 08, 2019 11:18 AM (LISuA)

86 Carla Bruni > Frank Bruni
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 08, 2019 11:13 AM (fuK7c)
+++++++


Leah Remini >>> Frank Bruni

Posted by: Sponge at January 08, 2019 11:18 AM (F4u7C)

87 But Owebama NEVER lied. Ever. To anyone. About anything.

You guys......
Posted by: Sponge

++++++++++

Don't forget that he *also* ran the "most transparent administration in history."
Posted by: Joe Mannix


And JFK never stepped out on Jackie.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 08, 2019 11:19 AM (9uM86)

88
EU will be dead in 10 years!
Posted by: rhennigantx


... wrote someone in 1983.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 08, 2019 11:19 AM (ZejZP)

89 >>Funny, I always thought (and was taught) that the proper approach for reporters was to be strictly impartial, and that opinion was the purview of the columnists and pundits.



Nope, not since journalists decided their guiding principle was: Afflict the comfortable, and comfort the afflicted.


"Advocacy journalism" replaced objective journalism.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 08, 2019 11:19 AM (W+vEI)

90

But Owebama NEVER lied. Ever. To anyone. About anything.


"If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor."
"Your medical premiums will go down 3000%."

What is wrong with those people?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 08, 2019 11:19 AM (HaL55)

91 >>79 My goodness, this world is fucked up.
Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at January 08, 2019 11:17 AM (FTPVM)

"After one look at this planet any alien from outer space would say 'I want to see the manager!'" -- Wm. Burroughs

Posted by: Zod at January 08, 2019 11:19 AM (Bdeb0)

92 Don Lemon has a bright future as a human sandbag during the burning times.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2019 11:17 AM (BexHg)

He is so full of shit, his carcass would stink to high hell

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 08, 2019 11:20 AM (bim/x)

93 82 >>First time I ever saw someone become a movie star before my eyes (Russel Crowe). Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:15 AM (bcbK

Hm. So you don't think the movie would've been improved if they'd grafted a "Braveheart"-like lengthy, gratuitous torture ending onto it?
Posted by: Zod at January 08, 2019 11:18 AM (Bdeb0)

Hm. It don't think it would have improved it or harmed it.

I like him dying on his feet and giving his last speech/bequest. He died like a man, not as a torture doll.

I like Braveheart too, but Mel Gibson was already a movie star.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:20 AM (bcbK8)

94 The GOP will put a stop to it....

Weft, I used to think they'll protect us from the excesses of the left, but now I've come to internalize the knowledge that it's up to me to protect me and mine.

I have to find a new bug-out place, since the one I always had in western PA is now not an option anymore.

Posted by: IntheBellyoftheBeast at January 08, 2019 11:20 AM (1okGO)

95 81 Don Lemon has a bright future as a human sandbag during the burning times.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2019 11:17 AM (BexHg)

I like where your head is at.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:20 AM (bcbK8)

96 These nuts honestly seem to think the purpose of the Second Amendment was to protect deer hunting.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Yeah baby! at January 08, 2019 11:18 AM (LISuA)

They think? Really? I've never noticed that.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 08, 2019 11:20 AM (3sjI6)

97 Two things about Alabama because they DID get beat . One, no one knows Clemson because they play in a B-ball league ,so no hype no football hoopla. Second and more relevant to all youse ronz and ronettes , once again the 'experts' were wrong and wrong bigly but they are the 'experts' , don't believe me ask them , they am the experts , BTW, RTR See you Next Year

Posted by: jay hoenemeyer at January 08, 2019 11:21 AM (3GR94)

98 Natalya Veselnitskaya indicted by SDNY for money laundering in the Prevezon case.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 08, 2019 11:22 AM (/tuJf)

99 Don Lemon has a bright future as a human sandbag during the burning times.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2019 11:17 AM (BexHg)

>He is so full of shit, his carcass would stink to high hell
Posted by: Nevergiveup

>>It's a stinch that can make the Devil puke.

Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic at January 08, 2019 11:22 AM (Fv8Sa)

100

"After one look at this planet any alien from outer space would say 'I want to see the manager!'" -- Wm. Burroughs

The proof that we've been visited by aliens is that they haven't returned.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 08, 2019 11:22 AM (HaL55)

101 Trump doesn't lie per se but he is apt to exagerration and has done so his entire life. That's been factored in long ago and thus has no real negative effect. He's always in negotiation mode where he starts high with intent to meet somewhere in the middle.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 11:22 AM (glJL/)

102 My goodness, this world is fucked up.
Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at January 08, 2019 11:17 AM (FTPVM)

The Balrog said, while cracking his flaming whip in his latex dominatrix outfit.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 08, 2019 11:22 AM (3sjI6)

103 DeCommieo announcing Health Care for ALL NYC'ers......

Who the fuck is paying for THAT mess, eh douche?

Posted by: Sponge at January 08, 2019 11:22 AM (F4u7C)

104 First time I ever saw someone become a movie star before my eyes (Russel Crowe). Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards


I like Braveheart too, but Mel Gibson was already a movie star.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edward


That would have been Road Warrior.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 08, 2019 11:23 AM (9uM86)

105 76 I guess I am still trying to process the fact of German guy who was head of the 'populist' party was attacked yesterday. Bolsonaro in Brazil survived an assassination attempt as well.
Posted by: mustbequantum at January 08, 2019 11:16 AM (MIKMs)

In a society that intended to survive Antifa would have been banned and its leadership rounded up a long time ago. Guess what that makes Germany.

Posted by: joncelli, consulting his Roget's at January 08, 2019 11:23 AM (1FhAQ)

106 The company responsible for providing food and water for deployed U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan has been formally suspended after its former chief executive was charged with fraud in relation to an $8 billion troop supply contract, a U.S. official confirmed Thursday.

Defense Logistics Agency spokesman Patrick Mackin said in a phone interview that the company, a Dubai-based conglomerate called Anham FZCO, is barred from applying for future opportunities with the U.S. government.

Posted by: SMOD at January 08, 2019 11:23 AM (QkjLD)

107 "Advocacy journalism" replaced objective journalism.
Posted by: Lizzy at January 08, 2019 11:19 AM (W+vEI)

A Report is a document about a subject, full of facts.

A Journal is your personal reflections and opinions about what you see or learn.

When Reporters started to self Identify as Journalists, things changed.

Sometimes, the word does accurately define things.

Posted by: Don Q at January 08, 2019 11:23 AM (NgKpN)

108 Trump Lie: "It'll be a big beautiful wall. Concrete slab along the whole border!"
Trump Truth: "The wall might be steel slat. Border Patrol likes being able to see through it."

Obama Lie: "If you like your doctor, you'll get to keep your doctor."
Obama Truth: "All choice of medical services is gone if you live in a rural area. If you're urban, you will likely be unable to afford anything and will be on medicaid and thus lose doctor choice."

Big difference here. One is Trump hyperbole and a technicality - a wall is a wall. The other was a deliberate lie when they knew the outcome would likely be the opposite to sell a giant new program with disastrous consequences.

But yeah, Trump is the dishonest one. No - he's bombastic and hyperbolic. He didn't "lie" about the wall - he's gonna build it (though the materials details will apparently change).

Remember Salena Zito's point. Trump's supporters take him seriously, not literally. His detractors take him literally, not seriously.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 08, 2019 11:23 AM (I2dne)

109 Recall that Obama claimed, several times, that kids could more easily buy guns (out of cars in the 'hood) than books.


If Europeans are misinformed about US gun purchasing options it is because gun control enthusiasts and the MSM/entertainment industries have misinformed them intentionally.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 08, 2019 11:23 AM (W+vEI)

110 Dang, two posts poofed previous to my first one in here. Rough crowd.
Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 08, 2019 11:11 AM (AM1GF)

Boy that 'no first' rule is a tough one!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:12 AM (bcbK

when did the "no first rule" come into play? I never saw it so apologize, but really, I thought the corgi summoning was never an issue...

Posted by: SturmToddler at January 08, 2019 11:23 AM (8D42x)

111 Trump doesn't lie per se but he is apt to exagerration and has done so his entire life.


Because he's a New Yorker.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 08, 2019 11:23 AM (9uM86)

112
"If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor."
"Your medical premiums will go down 3000%."


Those weren't lies. The Republicans prevented him from following through on those promises!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 08, 2019 11:23 AM (aKsyK)

113 And you reprobates need to stop being interesting so I can go back to bed.

Posted by: joncelli, consulting his Roget's at January 08, 2019 11:23 AM (1FhAQ)

114 Mel Gibson in that leather uniform, oh yeah instant star.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2019 11:24 AM (BexHg)

115 Just wait till they invade Poland with their army!
Posted by: Anonymous White Male


Why invade when they can cut off lines of credit, trade, and sue them in 'court'?

Invasions will only happen after a country has been sucked dry of independence.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 08, 2019 11:24 AM (ZejZP)

116 the MFM has edited the truth already ... so their NPC audience is certain the Trump/Russia (fake) facts, are real and will soon send Trump to prison.


Truth is the MSM/FBI/DNC are hand in glove real "commies", and they routinely fabricate alternate reality for their serfs.


Trump speaking directly to the people is always a threat to TheNarrative ... they prefer White House briefings where they can perform their Acosta Kabuki dramas, and then select the sound clip to back their cause. Their hate for even Sarah Huckabee Sanders is palpable and vile.

Posted by: illiniwek at January 08, 2019 11:24 AM (Cus5s)

117 Trump doesn't lie per se but he is apt to exagerration and has done so his entire life. That's been factored in long ago and thus has no real negative effect. He's always in negotiation mode where he starts high with intent to meet somewhere in the middle.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 11:22 AM (glJL/)

He's a businessman. Courts have ruled that "puffery" is a legitimate advertising technique. So, Golden Corral is not lying when they say they have the world's greatest buffet.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 08, 2019 11:24 AM (3sjI6)

118 The company responsible for providing food and water for deployed U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan has been formally suspended after its former chief executive was charged with fraud in relation to an $8 billion troop supply contract, a U.S. official confirmed Thursday.

Defense Logistics Agency spokesman Patrick Mackin said in a phone interview that the company, a Dubai-based conglomerate called Anham FZCO, is barred from applying for future opportunities with the U.S. government.
Posted by: SMOD at January 08, 2019 11:23 AM (QkjLD)

Hey guys I just found out how we can fund 80% of the wall.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 08, 2019 11:24 AM (KUaJL)

119 Natalya Veselnitskaya indicted by SDNY for money laundering in the Prevezon case.
=====

From the cheap seats, it looks like she didn't produce the scalps wanted from the Trump Tower meeting.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 08, 2019 11:24 AM (MIKMs)

120 The Balrog said, while cracking his flaming whip in his latex dominatrix outfit.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 08, 2019 11:22 AM (3sjI6)
::
A cross-dressing fetishist Balrog?Jeepers.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at January 08, 2019 11:25 AM (CPk08)

121 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:18 AM (bcbK

Yes , Springfield. Brain glitch on that one.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 11:25 AM (glJL/)

122 Why invade when they can cut off lines of credit, trade, and sue them in 'court'?

Invasions will only happen after a country has been sucked dry of independence.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 08, 2019 11:24 AM (ZejZP)

Well, the EU is good at sucking people dry.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 08, 2019 11:25 AM (3sjI6)

123 >>From the cheap seats, it looks like she didn't produce the scalps wanted from the Trump Tower meeting.

Yep, probably because there was nothing to produce.

Still nothing close to Trump/Russia collusion.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 08, 2019 11:26 AM (/tuJf)

124 Defense Logistics Agency spokesman Patrick Mackin said in a phone interview that the company, a Dubai-based conglomerate called Anham FZCO, is barred from applying for future opportunities with the U.S. government.
Posted by: SMOD


What broke dick fuck nuts thought putting muzzies in charge of feeding our troops was a good idea?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 08, 2019 11:26 AM (9uM86)

125 110 Dang, two posts poofed previous to my first one in here. Rough crowd.
Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 08, 2019 11:11 AM (AM1GF)

Boy that 'no first' rule is a tough one!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:12 AM (bcbK

when did the "no first rule" come into play? I never saw it so apologize, but really, I thought the corgi summoning was never an issue...
Posted by: SturmToddler at January 08, 2019 11:23 AM (8D42x)

It was mentioned a couple of days ago.

I wasn't sure how serious it was but...well, guess it's serious.

Uff da.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:26 AM (bcbK8)

126 >>UNBELIEVABLE: Don Lemon suggests that Trump's speech be delayed so it can be edited and kept from Americans.



Not unbelievable - just the mask slipping, confirming what we've suspected all along.

Also: this is why the haaaate Trump on twitter. They can't edit him, can't filter him, can't delay/suppress his speech. Anyone who still thinks Trump should stop tweeting is clueless. He must continue, cringey tweets and all, as it is one of his only methods of defying the would-be MSM censors.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 08, 2019 11:26 AM (W+vEI)

127 I never saw it so apologize, but really, I thought the corgi summoning was never an issue...

Posted by: SturmToddler at January 08, 2019 11:23 AM (8D42x)

How did you get that "first?"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 08, 2019 11:27 AM (wYseH)

128 DeCommieo announcing Health Care for ALL NYC'ers......

Who the fuck is paying for THAT mess, eh douche?
Posted by: Sponge at January 08, 2019 11:22 AM (F4u7C)

I'll give you 2 guesses, but you'll only need one
LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 08, 2019 11:27 AM (bim/x)

129 Funny, I always thought (and was taught) that the proper approach for reporters was to be strictly impartial"

Ok, that's funny right there.

Walter Duranty waves "privet" from Moscow...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 08, 2019 11:28 AM (6qErC)

130 125
If someone is pure evil, and wrong about everything all the time, how
can a journalist report positively on this person? Bruni is absolutely
correct.

Posted by: No at January 08, 2019 11:26 AM (p6DRy)

If frogs had pockets, they would carry guns.
If you had a brain, you would say reasonable things.
Pure contrafactual suppositionals are not arguments.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at January 08, 2019 11:28 AM (CPk08)

131

It was mentioned a couple of days ago.



I wasn't sure how serious it was but...well, guess it's serious.



Uff da.


I thought that was just a joke from the Babylon Bee. What did I miss?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 08, 2019 11:28 AM (HaL55)

132 Off the books "illegal" guns get to their European customers the same way heroin gets there. Magic.

Nothing to do with sweet, innocent immigrants.

Posted by: ro-man at January 08, 2019 11:28 AM (RuIsu)

133 A cross-dressing fetishist Balrog?Jeepers.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at January 08, 2019 11:25 AM (CPk0

Jeepers? Hey, watch your fuckin' language!--The Balrog.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 08, 2019 11:29 AM (3sjI6)

134 a Dubai-based conglomerate called Anham FZCO"

And Virginia based as well. You know, the place that's always this close to being "red" or something...

Heh.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 08, 2019 11:29 AM (6qErC)

135 Fuck me, I'm being scolded by some twat of a Balrog.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at January 08, 2019 11:30 AM (CPk08)

136 133 Off the books "illegal" guns get to their European customers the same way heroin gets there. Magic.

Nothing to do with sweet, innocent immigrants.
Posted by: ro-man at January 08, 2019 11:28 AM (RuIsu)

These people really just don't understand how markets, legal or illegal, work.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 11:30 AM (NWiLs)

137

OK Hordelings, life beckons.

Y'all try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 08, 2019 11:30 AM (HaL55)

138 We need to close the gun show European loophole!

Posted by: ShainS at January 08, 2019 11:31 AM (WqPYg)

139 If someone is pure evil, and wrong about everything all the time, how
can a journalist report positively on this person? Bruni is absolutely
correct.

Posted by: No at January 08, 2019 11:26 AM (p6DRy)

If

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 08, 2019 11:31 AM (KUaJL)

140 >>Virginia based as well. You know, the place that's always this close to being "red" or something... Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 08, 2019 11:29 AM (6qErC)

Governor Northam has said that if the Dems can take the state house, gun control legislation is definitely on deck. To think, I can remember when Virginia was deep crimson...

Posted by: Zod at January 08, 2019 11:31 AM (Bdeb0)

141 These people really just don't understand how markets, legal or illegal, work."

Sure they do.

Stuff shows up.
Just like 'lectricity that comes from outlets.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 08, 2019 11:31 AM (6qErC)

142 136 Fuck me, I'm being scolded by some twat of a Balrog.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at January 08, 2019

*
*
"Ai-yee! A Ballhog!"

Posted by: Legolam the Elf at January 08, 2019 11:31 AM (7MRhd)

143 So Nan and Chuckie are gonna give a rebuttal? Why do they need it? Trump gets 8 minutes and the Dems/Media get 23 hours and 52 minutes of constant "rebuttal".

Posted by: It's me donna at January 08, 2019 11:31 AM (O2RFr)

144 Mel Gibson in that leather uniform, oh yeah instant star.


Second movie, yes. No one saw the first one until Road Warrior came out and we went back and rented it.

I guess not enough people saw The Year of Living Dangerously for that to have made him a star, but I think that was pre-Road Warrior and omg.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 08, 2019 11:32 AM (fuK7c)

145 I thought that was just a joke from the Babylon Bee. What did I miss?


Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 08, 2019 11:28 AM (HaL55)

Can we say "Primo!" instead?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 08, 2019 11:32 AM (8iiMU)

146
The "Nasty blind gossip item" in the sidebar appears to identify Robert DeNiro and Roman Polanski at the bottom of the item. Is that correct? Is DeNiro paying Polanski's legal bills?
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Yeah baby! at January 08, 2019 11:15 AM (LISuA)

That's the unsourced rumor, yes. It also implies that DeNiro likes 'em young. Which I hadn't heard but can't say I'm shocked at.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:15 AM (bcbK







While that story doesn't surprise me in the least (I've read variations of that rumor in other places on the tubes), I'm not so sure about the "DeNiro like's 'em young" thing. He's always been more about the jungle fever thing. His public relationships have been with black women for the past 30 years or more.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 08, 2019 11:32 AM (veoSD)

147

If

That's what I said!

Posted by: Rudyard Kipling at January 08, 2019 11:32 AM (aKsyK)

148 To think, I can remember when Virginia was deep crimson..."

Yeah, like the time VA voted for Wilder after the Reagan years?

Snort.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 08, 2019 11:32 AM (6qErC)

149 Posted by: No

Son, you wouldn't know evil if it crawled up your ass and laid eggs.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 08, 2019 11:33 AM (ZejZP)

150 I think people that don't agree with me are evil. Because I am a mouth breathing moron.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 08, 2019 11:33 AM (1ISKN)

151 Trumps opinions are lies, their lies are facts.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 08, 2019 11:33 AM (iXnsK)

152 Off the books "illegal" guns get to their European customers the same way heroin gets there. Magic.

Nothing to do with sweet, innocent immigrants.
Posted by: ro-man at January 08, 2019 11:28 AM (RuIsu)

These people really just don't understand how markets, legal or illegal, work.
Posted by: Insomniac


If I'm going to import a million dollars worth of drugs, why wouldn't I import guns to protect the shipment?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 08, 2019 11:33 AM (9uM86)

153
Can we say "Primo!" instead?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 08, 2019 11:32 AM (8iiMU)

"Cousin"? Why?

Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 11:33 AM (NWiLs)

154
Funny, the US press has NEVER been that way. In the early days at least you used to have different newspapers covering each side. We haven't had that since FDR

Posted by: Vic at January 08, 2019 11:14 AM


In the Philadelphia area fifty years ago we had the Bulletin, the Inquirer, and the Daily News. The Bulletin, now defunct, was sorta (R), the Inquirer was (D), and the Daily News was kinda (I).

Only one side has survived. I suppose there's a reason it's been that way.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 08, 2019 11:33 AM (jYje5)

155 >>I guess not enough people saw The Year of Living Dangerously for that to have made him a star, but I think that was pre-Road Warrior and omg.



OMG, indeed! The Year of Living Dangerously . . .*gazes into the distance picturing young Mel and those impossibly blue eyes*

Posted by: Lizzy at January 08, 2019 11:34 AM (W+vEI)

156 Gore Vidal was (spoilers) the murderer in Gattaca.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 08, 2019 11:34 AM (rnAwa)

157 If someone is pure evil, and wrong about everything all the time, how
can a journalist report positively on this person?"

Hmmm.

Let's ask the NY Times, circa 1930s....

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 08, 2019 11:34 AM (6qErC)

158 155 >>I guess not enough people saw The Year of Living Dangerously for that to have made him a star, but I think that was pre-Road Warrior and omg.



OMG, indeed! The Year of Living Dangerously . . .*gazes into the distance picturing young Mel and those impossibly blue eyes*
Posted by: Lizzy at January 08, 2019 11:34 AM (W+vEI)

Great. Looks like we need a cleanup on Aisle 155. *fetches mop*

Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 11:35 AM (NWiLs)

159 In Europe, people can literally walk, drive or take a boat from these war zones and be in people's back gardens in a matter of hours. The dangers have only been highlighted by liberal, left-wing governments importing these people en masse. Many Europeans now realize the government won't protect them, they have to have some magnitude of protection for themselves. That's why many of my friends and relatives there have told me they are battling the very restrictive laws on guns.
They really didn't see the need for them before this, and the previous bucolic environment somewhat support that fiction. But those halcyon days are gone now, and they're not putting that genie back in the bottle.
And yes, the "dark web" is a thing, but not as big as they are making it to be.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 08, 2019 11:35 AM (VpIIl)

160 I guess not enough people saw The Year of Living Dangerously for that to have made him a star, but I think that was pre-Road Warrior and omg.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 08, 2019 11:32 AM (fuK7c)
--------

I saw it and yep. Hubba hubba.

Posted by: bluebell ~ sign up by Feb. 1st! at January 08, 2019 11:35 AM (U5tDi)

161 Speaking of gladiator movies, saw "The Caine Mutiny" last night. Another golden-age flick that holds up well.

Posted by: Zod at January 08, 2019 11:35 AM (Bdeb0)

162 Michael Cohen has just pled guilty to being Natalya Veselnitskaya.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 08, 2019 11:35 AM (H7LIz)

163 I never saw it so apologize, but really, I thought the corgi summoning was never an issue...

Posted by: SturmToddler at January 08, 2019 11:23 AM (8D42x)

How did you get that "first?"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 08, 2019 11:27 AM (wYseH)

I have no clue. I *THINK* the clock on my laptop said 11.02 and I figured I was late, but when I opened the thread it was empty. so I jumped like a democrat on a lie and hammered out a first.

I swear there's no cheating because I don't even know how to start with that. Pixy is a mystery to me.

for reference laptop clock says 11.39.

Posted by: SturmToddler at January 08, 2019 11:36 AM (8D42x)

164 Ugh, I had to watch "The Caine Mutiny" so I could learn something.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 08, 2019 11:36 AM (1ISKN)

165 I was told by a Woman on an online dating site, that of course they are divisive, because these are not normal times.

Trump is SO bad, that all normal rules are off.

I said 'OK then, you won't like the outcome, because the rules protect YOU from US, more than they protect US from YOU!'

She then blocked me... LOL
Posted by: Bitchin at January 08, 2019 11:10 AM (NgKpN)



Generally, Bumble is pretty good about left bitches outing themselves in advance. I automatically swipe left at any leftist bitch; I don't care how hawt she may purport to look.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 08, 2019 11:36 AM (ujg0T)

166 I saw it and yep. Hubba hubba.
Posted by: bluebell ~ sign up by Feb. 1st! at January 08, 2019 11:35 AM (U5tDi)

*sigh* Better keep the mop handy.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 11:36 AM (NWiLs)

167 155 >>I guess not enough people saw The Year of Living Dangerously for that to have made him a star, but I think that was pre-Road Warrior and omg.



OMG, indeed! The Year of Living Dangerously . . .*gazes into the distance picturing young Mel and those impossibly blue eyes*
Posted by: Lizzy at January 08, 2019 11:34 AM (W+vEI)

===========

I showed Dolley Lethal Weapon for the first time last weekend.

She does not find young Mel attractive at all.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at January 08, 2019 11:36 AM (XSSCs)

168

Many a year ago I was offered a near mint CZ at a boot sale in a car park in Edinburgh... if I could have figured out how to get it back... and it was probably excess stock from a cache destined for the IRA...

Posted by: Rocket Propelled Ginsberg in a Pike Chair at January 08, 2019 11:37 AM (n2qRY)

169 Michael Cohen has just pled guilty to being Natalya Veselnitskaya."

But was he in Prague. Or Budapest. Or NRA HQ???

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 08, 2019 11:37 AM (6qErC)

170

I think Don Lemon would work better as a speed bump.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 08, 2019 11:37 AM (S/hVx)

171 Read the comments at the WSJ if you want to see how prevalent sowing fiction is. That paper used to be the gold standard of commenting. You could often learn something or find cogent information that led you to look differently at an issue. But now it's just liberal bleating, hate, misinformation, anger and craziness. Most of those people are certifiably nuts.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 08, 2019 11:37 AM (VpIIl)

172 Michael Cohen has just pled guilty to being Natalya Veselnitskaya."

But was he in Prague. Or Budapest. Or NRA HQ???
Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 08, 2019 11:37 AM (6qErC)
++++++++++++++
It has become clear that Cohen is all things to all men - a "universal human" of sorts.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 08, 2019 11:38 AM (I2dne)

173 49 24 23 Quiz: who is dumber and gayer?
A: Tater
B: Bruni
C: Teenagers who flirt with Kevin Spacey

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:07 AM (bcbK

C's obviously the wrong answer, so it has to be Tater or Bruni.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 11:08 AM (NWiLs)

After watching the clip, I'm writing in David Frum.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 11:12 AM (NWiLs)


Why isn't Don Lemon included as a possible choice?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 08, 2019 11:38 AM (c7mRq)

174 It has become clear that Cohen is all things to all men - a "universal human" of sorts.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 08, 2019 11:38 AM (I2dne)

A man of all seasons.

Posted by: IC at January 08, 2019 11:38 AM (a0IVu)

175 no one has had the areas of ignorance

...

Picture, if you will, a world in which ignorance and knowledge and judged by people who went to school for journalism. Then open your eyes--lucky you, you're here.

Someone needs to do a meme of "what journalists think they know/what journalists really know."

They seriously think that they have a grasp of the sum of human knowledge and experience, but the truth is they can't understand Dunning Kruger no matter how many times it's explained to them.

Posted by: TexasDan at January 08, 2019 11:38 AM (yL25O)

176 55 UNBELIEVABLE: Don Lemon suggests that Trump's speech be delayed so it can be edited and kept from Americans.


Is it wrong of me to wish he would just get AIDS and die?

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 08, 2019 11:39 AM (ujg0T)

177
I think Don Lemon would work better as a speed bump.

LOL... Coffee through the nose

Posted by: It's me donna at January 08, 2019 11:39 AM (O2RFr)

178
Is it wrong of me to wish he would just get AIDS and die?
Posted by: Curmudgeon


Then I don't want to be right.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 08, 2019 11:39 AM (aKsyK)

179 Is it wrong of me to wish he would just get AIDS and die?

Too slow

Posted by: It's me donna at January 08, 2019 11:39 AM (O2RFr)

180 166 I saw it and yep. Hubba hubba.
Posted by: bluebell

IKR,

*swoon

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 08, 2019 11:40 AM (d7Ww2)

181 I read Bruni's remarks and then think of all the ridiculous 24x7 outrage stories, such as . . .Two scoops of ice-cream! Melania swats his hand away! Overfeeding koi fish! RED Christmas trees = murderrrrr!

When you go on twitter or tv (Stetler) and speculate that the reason the FLOTUS has not been in the public eye for weeks is not because of a recent announced medical procedure, but possibly because her husband, the president, beat her or possibly even killed her. . .?

Yeah, that's not negativity grounded in truth. It is slander and ridiculously unprofessional.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 08, 2019 11:40 AM (W+vEI)

182 172 Michael Cohen has just pled guilty to being Natalya Veselnitskaya."

But was he in Prague. Or Budapest. Or NRA HQ???
Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 08, 2019 11:37 AM (6qErC)

But it turns out he was actually *removes mask* Olga Kurylenko!!??

I vould've gotten avay vith it too, blyat, if vasn't for you meddling kids!

Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 11:40 AM (NWiLs)

183 >>Quiz: who is dumber and gayer?
A: Tater
B: Bruni
C: Teenagers who flirt with Kevin Spacey


It's NEVER 'D'.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 11:40 AM (Tld+2)

184 >>They seriously think that they have a grasp of the sum of human knowledge and experience, but the truth is they can't understand Dunning Kruger no matter how many times it's explained to them.
Posted by: TexasDan at January 08, 2019 11:38 AM (yL25O)

This is akin to the prevalent belief in Hollywood that if you play a politician in a movie, the role confers on you political insight worthy of respect.

Posted by: Zod at January 08, 2019 11:40 AM (Bdeb0)

185 It's pretty clear that liberals want reality to be what they say it is. They will brook no intelligent argument on law, constitution or what ss demonstrably true if it doesn't comport with their fiction.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 08, 2019 11:40 AM (VpIIl)

186 179 Is it wrong of me to wish he would just get AIDS and die?

I have standards too, you know.

Posted by: AIDS at January 08, 2019 11:41 AM (H7LIz)

187 If someone is pure evil, and wrong about everything all the time, how can a journalist report positively on this person?

They sure managed it for Obama.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 08, 2019 11:41 AM (AM1GF)

188 Why isn't Don Lemon included as a possible choice?
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 08, 2019 11:38 AM (c7mRq)

Look man, I don't write the test material.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 11:41 AM (NWiLs)

189 Where does this end?

French politicians accused donors to a defense fund for a protestor of being "accomplices" to his violence. The man, a former boxer, punched a policeman and then turned himself in for prosecution. The defense fund has irritated politicos, because it has become a tangible symbol of how pissed off protestors are at taxation and climate change policies.

The use of the word "accomplices" indicates politicians want to criminalize these donations, and may try to do so.

English Brexit protestors (on both sides) are also being subjected to police actions. Anger seems to be rising against government, on both sides of the channel.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Yeah baby! at January 08, 2019 11:41 AM (LISuA)

190 It was mentioned a couple of days ago.

I wasn't sure how serious it was but...well, guess it's serious.

Uff da.

I thought that was just a joke from the Babylon Bee. What did I miss?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 08, 2019 11:28 AM (HaL55)

I was ok with being last into heaven, assuming I did it right and was going to be allowed in, but having my posts removed, that I can't handle. i'll have to behave from now on...

Posted by: SturmToddler at January 08, 2019 11:41 AM (8D42x)

191 To think, I can remember when Virginia was deep crimson...
Posted by: Zod at January 08, 2019 11:31 AM (Bdeb0)

That was just a recent blip, about a decade long. Check the party affiliation of VA governors for the last 200 years.

Not red, never really was.

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at January 08, 2019 11:41 AM (XELll)

192 Ugh, I had to watch "The Caine Mutiny" so I could learn something.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 08, 2019 11:36 AM (1ISKN)

The scolding Jose Ferrer gave Van Johnson at the end ruins the movie for me. I always switch channels at that time.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 11:41 AM (glJL/)

193

You can speedbump me over and over!

Posted by: Don Lemonparty at January 08, 2019 11:41 AM (n2qRY)

194 For the literary type, track down Poul Anderson's short novel Marque and Reprisal. Originally published in 1964 in Fantasy and Science Fiction.

One of the sub-plots is the World Militants for Peace who are willing to do anything to ensure 'peace' so naturally they kidnap Heim's teenage daughter Lisa because of his wrong think.

"...WMP exists to fight this tendency, to fight for sanity, to give atavism its deathblow, by any means required. We make no threats. But let militarists beware."

Sound familiar?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2019 11:41 AM (BexHg)

195 Which modern presidents have had the best character? Arguably, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and George H.W. Bush.

What do they have in common?
They were not reelected.

Posted by: SMOD at January 08, 2019 11:41 AM (QkjLD)

196 The real shame is we never got a What Women Want remake starring the *real* Mel Gibson, aka Voicemail Mel.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 08, 2019 11:41 AM (oZ6kz)

197 It's NEVER 'D'.
_____________________________________

Just like us last night!

Posted by: Alabama Crimson Tried at January 08, 2019 11:42 AM (H7LIz)

198 At this rate I'm going to run out of mops.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 11:42 AM (NWiLs)

199 >>I showed Dolley Lethal Weapon for the first time last weekend.

She does not find young Mel attractive at all.





Eh, he was crazy in that film. TYoLD is Mel at his most swoon-worthy.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 08, 2019 11:42 AM (W+vEI)

200 Hi Insom!!

Did you have sweet dreams last night?

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 08, 2019 11:42 AM (d7Ww2)

201 >>The scolding Jose Ferrer gave Van Johnson at the end ruins the movie for me. I always switch channels at that time. Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 11:41 AM (glJL/)

But the dressing down he gives McMurray is one for the ages. "I'll be outside if you wanna do something about it. I'm drunk, so at least it'll be a fair fight."

Posted by: Zod at January 08, 2019 11:43 AM (Bdeb0)

202 Eh, he was crazy in that film. TYoLD is Mel at his most swoon-worthy.
Posted by: Lizzy at January 08, 2019 11:42 AM (W+vEI)
----------

+100

Posted by: bluebell ~ sign up by Feb. 1st! at January 08, 2019 11:43 AM (U5tDi)

203 The scolding Jose Ferrer gave Van Johnson at the end ruins the movie for me. I always switch channels at that time.

That scene makes the movie for me.

Screw Fred McMurray.

Posted by: Alabama Crimson Tried at January 08, 2019 11:43 AM (H7LIz)

204 VA is one of the most beautiful states. We looked at it for retirement and were really torn. But the liberal horde is consuming it, one county at a time and making it unlivable, just like they are doing with other states. It's a shame, but No thanks.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 08, 2019 11:43 AM (VpIIl)

205 I find it astounding at how often the press lies about President Trump lying.

Those guys are projecting everything the Obama administration actually was onto the Trump administration.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at January 08, 2019 11:43 AM (qC1Sy)

206
If someone is pure evil, and wrong about everything all the time, how
can a journalist report positively on this person? Bruni is absolutely
correct.

Posted by: No at January 08, 2019 11:26 AM (p6DRy)

If

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 08, 2019 11:31 AM (KUaJL)








Hey, that's my line dammit.

Posted by: Spartan Ephors at January 08, 2019 11:44 AM (veoSD)

207 Did you have sweet dreams last night?
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 08, 2019 11:42 AM (d7Ww2)

Hellooooo nurse! I tried...but had a very fractured night's sleep.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 11:44 AM (NWiLs)

208 Quiz: who is dumber and gayer?
A: Tater
B: Bruni
C: Teenagers who flirt with Kevin Spacey

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:07 AM (bcbK

C's obviously the wrong answer, so it has to be Tater or Bruni.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 11:08 AM (NWiLs)

After watching the clip, I'm writing in David Frum.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 11:12 AM (NWiLs)

Why isn't Don Lemon included as a possible choice?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 08, 2019 11:38 AM (c7mRq)

You should know that the test NEVER has the obvious answer, you always have to think about it a little...

Posted by: SturmToddler at January 08, 2019 11:44 AM (8D42x)

209 >>That was just a recent blip, about a decade long. Check the party affiliation of VA governors for the last 200 years. Not red, never really was.
Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at January 08, 2019 11:41 AM (XELll)

We both know that Southern governors prior to 1964 were more conservative than today's GOP limp-wrists. Note I said "red," not "Republican."

Posted by: Zod at January 08, 2019 11:45 AM (Bdeb0)

210 I wonder if the whole of Europe could go Yugoslavia one day?

Posted by: rammajamma

Back to basics.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -The Outrage Outlet Wishes You a Testy New Year! at January 08, 2019 11:45 AM (hLRSq)

211 Michael Cohen just pled guilty to being the kicker for the Chicago Bears.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 08, 2019 11:45 AM (H7LIz)

212 >>Just like us last night!
Posted by: Alabama Crimson Tried at January 08, 2019


I still don't understand why adults watch college football.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 11:45 AM (Tld+2)

213 Is it wrong of me to wish he would just get AIDS and die?
Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 08, 2019 11:39 AM (ujg0T)


Don't they have a *cure* for that? Shouldn't it be H1N1 or Ebola?

Posted by: Sponge at January 08, 2019 11:46 AM (F4u7C)

214 >>204 VA is one of the most beautiful states. Posted by: Marcus T at January 08, 2019 11:43 AM (VpIIl)

It is. And when Zod finally leaves, it'll be with a heavy heart.

Posted by: Zod at January 08, 2019 11:46 AM (Bdeb0)

215 I still don't understand why adults watch college football."

Elbows, man.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 08, 2019 11:46 AM (6qErC)

216 12
All the illegal weapons in Europe come from Indiana.


Threadwinner nominee

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Yeah baby! at January 08, 2019 11:46 AM (LISuA)

217 I still don't understand why adults watch college football.


So how did you enjoy the ice dancing last night?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 08, 2019 11:46 AM (fuK7c)

218 167 155 >>I guess not enough people saw The Year of Living Dangerously for that to have made him a star, but I think that was pre-Road Warrior and omg.

Ah, reminder for another movie I liked a lot back in the day and it's time to rewatch.

Also memorable for Linda Hunt's Best Supporting Lesbian In An Opposite-Gender Role Oscar long before that kind of thing became mandatory.

Posted by: JEM at January 08, 2019 11:46 AM (8erNz)

219 I still don't understand why adults watch college football.
Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 11:45 AM (Tld+2)


Because it's better than pro football and they always show hot young beauties on the sidelines.

Posted by: Sponge at January 08, 2019 11:46 AM (F4u7C)

220 173 49 24 23 Quiz: who is dumber and gayer?
A: Tater
B: Bruni
C: Teenagers who flirt with Kevin Spacey

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:07 AM (bcbK

C's obviously the wrong answer, so it has to be Tater or Bruni.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 11:08 AM (NWiLs)

After watching the clip, I'm writing in David Frum.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 11:12 AM (NWiLs)

Why isn't Don Lemon included as a possible choice?
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at January 08, 2019 11:38 AM (c7mRq)

After my Axe Handle interview, he identifies as a speedbump.

Also I was curious what morons would add on as their own option D

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:47 AM (bcbK8)

221 The Road Warrior was 1981 while The Year of Living Dangerously was 1982.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2019 11:47 AM (BexHg)

222 214 >>204 VA is one of the most beautiful states. Posted by: Marcus T at January 08, 2019 11:43 AM (VpIIl)

It is. And when Zod finally leaves, it'll be with a heavy heart.
Posted by: Zod at January 08, 2019 11:46 AM (Bdeb0)

And probably illuminated by the fires covering NoVa to the Potomac...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:48 AM (bcbK8)

223 Also I was curious what morons would add on as their own option D
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:47 AM (bcbK

The world's Mark's experiment, and we're all just test subjects in it.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 11:48 AM (NWiLs)

224 The Road Warrior was 1981 while The Year of Living Dangerously was 1982.


I stand corrected. I would have had to look it up but looking things up is cheating.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 08, 2019 11:49 AM (fuK7c)

225 Yeah in the first Lethal Weapon Mel's character is stark raving bonkers because he is burnt out.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2019 11:49 AM (BexHg)

226 Is it wrong of me to wish he would just get AIDS and die?
Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 08, 2019 11:39 AM (ujg0T)

Don't they have a *cure* for that? Shouldn't it be H1N1 or Ebola?

Posted by: Sponge at January 08, 2019 11:46 AM (F4u7C)

it should be some sort of hemorrhaging fever that is fatal in 3 days after the internal organs liquefy...

Posted by: SturmToddler at January 08, 2019 11:49 AM (8D42x)

227 "It is. And when Zod finally leaves, it'll be with a heavy heart.

Posted by: Zod at January 08, 2019 11:46 AM (Bdeb0)"
I have been all over this planet and country, so when I say it, I mean it. We were completely taken as soon as we started looking around. Just a beautiful part of the country and the people outside the liberal counties are some of the nicest I've ever met. They are simply killing it with taxes, liberal policies and an attempt to steal every individual liberty they can. Jefferson and Washington have to be turning in their graves.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 08, 2019 11:49 AM (VpIIl)

228 VA is one of the most beautiful states. We looked at it for retirement
and were really torn. But the liberal horde is consuming it, one county
at a time and making it unlivable, just like they are doing with other
states. It's a shame, but No thanks.
=====

Cicadas eating everything in sight; quiet for a while; then returning in force. A classical plague.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 08, 2019 11:50 AM (MIKMs)

229 216 12
All the illegal weapons in Europe come from Indiana.

Threadwinner nominee


Belgium long functioned as something of a sub-rosa arms clearinghouse, both private and national/FN.



Posted by: JEM at January 08, 2019 11:50 AM (8erNz)

230 It is. And when Zod finally leaves, it'll be with a heavy heart."

As was the mouse family. Selling off the last of our family property in VA was a bit ... heartbreaking.

Kept a bit in WV, though.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 08, 2019 11:50 AM (6qErC)

231 223 Also I was curious what morons would add on as their own option D
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:47 AM (bcbK

The world's Mark's experiment, and we're all just test subjects in it.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 11:48 AM (NWiLs)

I have STRONK evidence to the contrary, but it's a nice dream

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:50 AM (bcbK8)

232 >> hot young beauties on the sidelines.


This I will watch.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 11:50 AM (Tld+2)

233
The scolding Jose Ferrer gave Van Johnson at the end ruins the movie for me. I always switch channels at that time.

That scene makes the movie for me.

Screw Fred McMurray.

Posted by: Alabama Crimson Tried at January 08, 2019 11:43 AM (H7LIz)







Yeah, that whole scene is gold. McMurray was a world-class shit, but the rest of the crew wasn't far behind. They all deserved the scolding.

The ensign.... Oh Lord, I wanted to beat that mama's boy pussy into a coma with a sextant and stuff his body down a rusty hawsehole.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 08, 2019 11:50 AM (veoSD)

234 Re: CBD oil


I don't know if it's hype or not, but it seems to be working for my aging dog. It's only been a week though, so the jury is still out.

Posted by: Bert G at January 08, 2019 11:50 AM (tOP4K)

235 If someone is pure evil, and wrong about everything all the time, how can a journalist report positively on this person? Bruni is absolutely correct.

The New York Times had no problems fawning over Josef Stalin, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, or Robert Mugabe. But fairly covering Trump is a bridge too far because he identifies with Americans in flyover country and the NYTimes despises Middle America.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at January 08, 2019 11:51 AM (O7MnT)

236 The cool thing about all of this is they call him a liar and don't give any proof. They call him ethically challenged but don't give any proof or submit to the standard 'innocent until proven guilty'.

So they make up a narrative and then claim that as the reason for their actions. Everything is built on a false narrative. And no one calls them out.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 08, 2019 11:51 AM (13dPG)

237 The Sultan of Brunei > Franl Bruni
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 08, 2019 11:14 AM


The Sultans of Swing > The Sultan of Brunei

Posted by: Mark Knopfler at January 08, 2019 11:51 AM (k2yk7)

238 I swear there's no cheating because I don't even know how to start with that. Pixy is a mystery to me.

Posted by: SturmToddler at January 08, 2019 11:36 AM (8D42x)

Okay...no problem at all.

Thanks.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 08, 2019 11:51 AM (wYseH)

239 229 216 12
All the illegal weapons in Europe come from Indiana.

Threadwinner nominee

Belgium long functioned as something of a sub-rosa arms clearinghouse, both private and national/FN.

Posted by: JEM at January 08, 2019 11:50 AM (8erNz)

I know a guy who got his noisemakers in Luxemborg.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:51 AM (bcbK8)

240 227 "It is. And when Zod finally leaves, it'll be with a heavy heart.

Posted by: Zod at January 08, 2019 11:46 AM (Bdeb0)"
I have been all over this planet and country, so when I say it, I mean it. We were completely taken as soon as we started looking around. Just a beautiful part of the country and the people outside the liberal counties are some of the nicest I've ever met. They are simply killing it with taxes, liberal policies and an attempt to steal every individual liberty they can. Jefferson and Washington have to be turning in their graves.
Posted by: Marcus T at January 08, 2019 11:49 AM (VpIIl)



As a Californian, I get this "deja vu all over again" feeling reading that.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 08, 2019 11:51 AM (ujg0T)

241 French politicians accused donors to a defense fund for a protestor of being "accomplices" to his violence. The man, a former boxer, punched a policeman and then turned himself in for prosecution. The defense fund has irritated politicos, because it has become a tangible symbol of how pissed off protestors are at taxation and climate change policies.

The use of the word "accomplices" indicates politicians want to criminalize these donations, and may try to do so.

English Brexit protestors (on both sides) are also being subjected to police actions. Anger seems to be rising against government, on both sides of the channel.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Yeah baby! at January 08, 2019 11:41 AM


Interesting. I just did a little research and found this from yesterday:


The legal fees account has almost reached 70000 Euros in just 9 hours! For Ex boxer "Christophe Dettinger"

That's a lot of people they're gonna have to prosecute.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 08, 2019 11:52 AM (jYje5)

242 Well gotta jet, gotta get ready for work and all that.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2019 11:52 AM (BexHg)

243 VA is one of the most beautiful states. We looked at it for retirement and were really torn. But the liberal horde is consuming it, one county
at a time and making it unlivable, just like they are doing with other states. It's a shame, but No thanks.


Southwestern VA is beautiful, but northern VA is overrun with leftists and they control the state now.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at January 08, 2019 11:52 AM (O7MnT)

244 But it turns out he was actually *removes mask* Olga Kurylenko!!??

------

Heh. I just watched "The Death of Stalin" last night. Not strictly accurate, but pretty good, and it hit the broad strokes.

My big complaint was the Kurylenko character. She was good, but barely got any screen time, and it felt as if she didn't exist except as a plot device re: Khrushchev.

They could've made that role a lot better for her.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 08, 2019 11:53 AM (AoI9N)

245 The Sultans of Swing > The Sultan of Brunei"

I want my MTV...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 08, 2019 11:53 AM (6qErC)

246 I want my MTV...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 08, 2019 11:53 AM (6qErC)
+++++++++
Money for nothin' and chicks for free.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 08, 2019 11:53 AM (I2dne)

247 No one lied like Trump?

Hey, what about me? I lied about Benghazi, I lied about my illegal e-mail server, I lied about my crooked "charitable" foundation, I lied pretty much every time I opened my corrupt mouth!

I demand to be recognized for my lies! I lie much better, and much more often, than Trump ever thought of doing!

Posted by: Hilliary Clinton at January 08, 2019 11:53 AM (fqUgw)

248 And I don't buy the notion that Europeans are getting guns fro America in any real #'s.

You can't send a Queef to Europe without paying Duties and Taxes sufficient to make it prohibitively expensive.

They don't allow anything in without taking their ounce of flesh.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 11:53 AM (Tld+2)

249 Belgium long functioned as something of a sub-rosa arms clearinghouse, both private and national/FN.

Posted by: JEM


The jokes on them. Turns out any former soviet country can make a weapon and charge $20k for it.

And 14k plating for $2k more.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 08, 2019 11:54 AM (ZejZP)

250 How do you say "loophole" in Greek?

Posted by: Fritz at January 08, 2019 11:54 AM (2Mnv1)

251 I've only used the CBD topical cream, but it works a charm.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 08, 2019 11:54 AM (AoI9N)

252 I want my MTV...

I've got your. . .

*thud*

Posted by: Lindsay Lohan at January 08, 2019 11:54 AM (H7LIz)

253 Meetings today.

BBL

Have fun, you magnificent bastards/princesses

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:54 AM (bcbK8)

254 And I don't buy the notion that Europeans are getting guns fro America in any real #'s.
...
Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 11:53 AM (Tld+2)
+++++++++++
They probably don't get many from here. But we're the best boogeyman for gun-grabbing leftists the world over.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 08, 2019 11:54 AM (I2dne)

255 Well, look what they did to Colorado, are doing to Arizona and Nevada. These people suck ass. They are locusts who move from one state to the next and keep making the same destructive mistakes. It has gotten to the point that when people ask me where I am from I say, "New York", but I am a gun owner and support the Constitution".

Posted by: Marcus T at January 08, 2019 11:55 AM (VpIIl)

256 Have fun, you magnificent bastards/princesses
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:54 AM (bcbK
++++++++++
Why do the 'ettes get to be princesses, but the 'rons just have illegitimate parentage? Can we get some equal rights here, please???????

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 08, 2019 11:55 AM (I2dne)

257

Dumber and gayer.

Why not just list the Dems in toto? Simplifies things greatly, and lessens the chance of not offending someone.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 08, 2019 11:55 AM (S/hVx)

258 I may be taking this too seriously but Don "Black Affirmative Action Hole" Lemon's statement really angers me.

Don Lemon suggests that Trump's speech be delayed so it can be edited and kept from Americans.

This is offensive. Let me count the ways.

1) Don thinks that we knuckledraggers are too damn dumb to be entrusted with the truth.

2) Don thinks that he is so smart that he can be a discerner of truth.

3) Don thinks it is the role of CNN to shield the great unwashed from truth they can't handle.

4) Don completely abandons objective journalism for political propaganda.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 08, 2019 11:56 AM (+y/Ru)

259 >> But we're the best boogeyman for gun-grabbing leftists the world over.


This is the UN and the Leftists working in concert to try and affect US Gun Laws.

See : Obama arming Mexicans to kill Americans to trigger Gun Laws via Backlash.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 11:56 AM (Tld+2)

260 CBD oil


I don't know if it's hype or not, but it seems to be working for my aging dog. It's only been a week though, so the jury is still out.
Posted by: Bert G


Careful. Before you know it, you won't be able to afford all the Cheetos.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 08, 2019 11:56 AM (9uM86)

261 The source for weapons in Europe is a short drive to Poland, Cz, the Balkans, or Hungary - maybe Moldavia or Ukraine if you want something bigger and badder. No one is ordering from the US.

Posted by: Jean at January 08, 2019 11:56 AM (sFO1P)

262 That's a lot of people they're gonna have to prosecute.
=====

The beauty of the total internet control the EU has imposed is that they don't have to prosecute. Just cut off access.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 08, 2019 11:56 AM (MIKMs)

263 I have STRONK evidence to the contrary, but it's a nice dream
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Tribune of the Hotties at January 08, 2019 11:50 AM (bcbK

Wait. "Stronk" evidence? What are your feelings regarding buterbrod and superior Kalashnikov platform?

Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 11:56 AM (NWiLs)

264 I think the Vermont, NH , Maine trio is the most beautiful area in the States.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 11:57 AM (glJL/)

265 You guys probably discussed this already but seriously what happened to Alabama last night?


We were outcoached and outplayed. I could go into what I see as the problems with Alabama this year but it's pointless. Though it saddens me to say it, the better team clearly won.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 08, 2019 11:57 AM (86h67)

266
It has gotten to the point that when people ask me where I am from I say, "New York", but I am a gun owner and support the Constitution".

Posted by: Marcus T at January 08, 2019 11:55 AM (VpIIl)






For me here in Texas it's "I moved here from California...... YES, YES. I KNOW, GODDAMMIT!"

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 08, 2019 11:57 AM (veoSD)

267
...
3) Don thinks it is the role of CNN to shield control what the great unwashed see, so as to enforce their gnostic rightness from truth they can't handle.
...
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 08, 2019 11:56 AM (+y/Ru)
++++++++++
FIFY.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 08, 2019 11:57 AM (I2dne)

268 CBD Oil works really well for a lot of symptoms. I have more than a few friends who arehaving very good results with it for treating chronic pain issues from arthritis and fibromyalgia.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 11:58 AM (Tld+2)

269 Maybe I am hopelessly naive, but is the dark web really a significant
source for weapons, or is this just more journalistic bullshit?


I think it's journalistic bullshit buried in the wording:

Many illegal weapons come from one-time war zones, such as countries of the former Yugoslavia, and others are purchased online, including from vendors in the U.S.

Sounds like to me the "others" are really "not illegal weapons" that are purchased from vendors in the U.S.

The other possibility is that they are legally purchased and shipped to one country, then illegally sold and shipped to the end user. Either way, I'm wondering how ITAR restrictions affect this; a lot of items can not be sold out of the U.S. if the value is over $100 due to ITAR. That's not just guns, but also parts and accessories (e.g. optics).


Posted by: Bert G at January 08, 2019 11:58 AM (tOP4K)

270 Two things about Alabama because they DID get beat . One, no one knows Clemson because they play in a B-ball league ,so no hype no football hoopla.


Posted by: jay hoenemeyer at January 08, 2019 11:21 AM (3GR94)

No one knows Clemson because they've only been in the CFP the last 4 years and played for the championship in 3 of those years.

Posted by: BignJames at January 08, 2019 11:58 AM (cxHbL)

271 Yeah, there is zero reason to get your weapons from the U.S. if you are in Europe. None. Take a casual look at all the conflict zones and tell me where those weapons are from. They ain't Smith and Wessons or SIg's.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 08, 2019 11:58 AM (VpIIl)

272 Yeah, that whole scene is gold. McMurray was a world-class shit, but the rest of the crew wasn't far behind. They all deserved the scolding.

Yeah, I agree, that scene made the film. It would have been a shallow sort of Tom Clancy thing without it.

Queeg was a small fish whose '30s pond suddenly became the entire Pacific. The Ferrer character's take (Greenwald) was entirely accurate - maybe you had to torpedo the occasional peacetime officer but it wasn't the 90-day-wonders who were manning the ships Roosevelt built in the '30s to prepare for what came later*.

* yeah, I give Roosevelt credit for the spidey-sense to start building a navy.

Posted by: JEM at January 08, 2019 11:58 AM (8erNz)

273 They don't allow anything in without taking their ounce of flesh."

Euro (and I'm talking the traditional West, mostly) has 2 distinct import channels - official and "you've got to be kidding"

Officialdom seems to like it that way, too - they get a "vig" off the business...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 08, 2019 11:58 AM (6qErC)

274
But we're the best boogeyman for gun-grabbing leftists the world over.


This is the UN and the Leftists working in concert to try and affect US Gun Laws.


Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 11:56 AM (Tld+2)






This.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 08, 2019 11:58 AM (veoSD)

275 >>I think the Vermont, NH , Maine trio is the most beautiful area in the States.


Northeastern NY is the same place. And beautiful.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 11:59 AM (Tld+2)

276
264 I think the Vermont, NH , Maine trio is the most beautiful area in the States.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 11:57 AM (glJL/)

Lol

Posted by: Montana at January 08, 2019 11:59 AM (hQ6lC)

277 Lol
Posted by: Montana"

Dental floss tycoon?
Raise rabbits?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 08, 2019 12:00 PM (6qErC)

278 Careful. Before you know it, you won't be able to afford all the Cheetos.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 08, 2019 11:56 AM (9uM86)


Or in her case, Milkbones.

Posted by: Bert G at January 08, 2019 12:00 PM (tOP4K)

279 Though it saddens me to say it, the better team clearly won.

In the beginning both teams were scoring every time they touched the ball. Alex was joking that it would be a 100 point game for one team, not just total.

Then one team figured out how to stop the other team and the other team didn't.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 08, 2019 12:00 PM (fuK7c)

280 >>Posted by: Montana at January 08, 2019 11:59 AM (hQ6lC)


I see the Billings stain on your soul.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 12:00 PM (Tld+2)

281 I swear there's no cheating because I don't even know how to start with that. Pixy is a mystery to me.

Posted by: SturmToddler at January 08, 2019 11:36 AM (8D42x)

Okay...no problem at all.

Thanks.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 08, 2019 11:51 AM (wYseH)

you know, thinking about it, though I'm *SURE* the internet doesn't work this way, I'm routed through a server in Germany or Austria (hash here at work is different to home), maybe there's something with the clocks that that's letting me occasionally see it early?

But that would be the only thing I could imagine.

Posted by: SturmToddler at January 08, 2019 12:01 PM (8D42x)

282 One would think Lemon's argument would scare even the middle of the road and mild dems, If Don and his putzy friends have control of the information, why would anybody assume what they hear is Correct or real information?

Posted by: willow at January 08, 2019 12:01 PM (zy5Ai)

283 And I don't buy the notion that Europeans are getting guns fro America in any real #'s.
...
Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 11:53 AM (Tld+2)

What about the Germans? They don't even have any functioning fighter jets anymore. Merkel probably gave the parts and any automatic weapons to her citizens of choice.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 08, 2019 12:01 PM (3sjI6)

284 Yeah, uhm illegal guns in Europe come from America. Yeah let's go with that.

Posted by: Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Iran at January 08, 2019 12:01 PM (hQ6lC)

285 279 Though it saddens me to say it, the better team clearly won.

In the beginning both teams were scoring every time they touched the ball. Alex was joking that it would be a 100 point game for one team, not just total.

Then one team figured out how to stop the other team and the other team didn't.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 08, 2019 12:00 PM (fuK7c)

It was an Alabama team that I have not seen in recent times; taking nothing away from Clemson who played magnificently.

Posted by: IC at January 08, 2019 12:01 PM (a0IVu)

286
The legal fees account has almost reached 70000 Euros in just 9 hours! For Ex boxer "Christophe Dettinger"

That's a lot of people they're gonna have to prosecute.
Posted by: Newest Nic


They'll do it like the IRS. A few high profile cases to scare off the other folks.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 08, 2019 12:01 PM (aKsyK)

287 I think the Vermont, NH , Maine trio is the most beautiful area in the States.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation

Southern Utah, SW Colo, NM is very nice. As is Idaho/Montana/Wyoming

Posted by: Jean at January 08, 2019 12:01 PM (sFO1P)

288 And I don't buy the notion that Europeans are getting guns fro America in any real #'s.
...
Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 11:53 AM (Tld+2)
+++++++++++
They probably don't get many from here. But we're the best boogeyman for gun-grabbing leftists the world over.
Posted by: Joe Mannix


Semi auto AR, even from Indiana- $500.
Semi auto AK - $800

Full auto ak from the sandbox - $50.

Do. The. Math.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 08, 2019 12:01 PM (9uM86)

289 Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 08, 2019 11:50 AM (veoSD)

WTH? What did they do wrong?

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 12:02 PM (glJL/)

290 It is. And when Zod finally leaves, it'll be with a heavy heart.


Huh. I always figured Zod was not limited in time or place, he just kind of WAS.

Posted by: pep at January 08, 2019 12:02 PM (wW03z)

291 One would think Lemon's argument would scare even the middle of the road and mild dems, If Don and his putzy friends have control of the information, why would anybody assume what they hear is Correct or real information?
Posted by: willow at January 08, 2019 12:01 PM (zy5Ai)

Occasional-Kotex explained that when she said that moral posturing trumps authentic facts.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 08, 2019 12:02 PM (3sjI6)

292 Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 08, 2019 11:50 AM (veoSD)

WTH? What did they do wrong?
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 12:02 PM (glJL/)

Rest of the crew, not McMurray.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 12:02 PM (glJL/)

293 So let's see...this thread has the gay-media subthread, the Schengen-arms-trafficking subthread, and now college football?

Posted by: JEM at January 08, 2019 12:03 PM (8erNz)

294 They destroyed NY which is indeed a beautiful state. Liberals have virtually cleared out everything North of the Hudson Valley. Nobody wants to stay, and now they have complete control of the state. The new agenda includes single payer healthcare, using the AG as lawfare against Trump, more gun restrictions and more free shit for their supporters. Meanwhile there is a growing debt/pension issue, and financial issues they sweep under the carpet by burying liabilities of the state balance sheet. Meanwhile people are leaving in record numbers and those coming in do not make the same tax contribution as people on the way out. The check is coming due for all of this and NY will be Connecticut in a few years. I am so outta here before I get stuck with their bill.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 08, 2019 12:04 PM (VpIIl)

295 So let's see...this thread has the gay-media subthread, the Schengen-arms-trafficking subthread, and now college football?
Posted by: JEM at January 08, 2019 12:03 PM (8erNz)
++++++++
We are a *very* smart military blog. Gotta keep up.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 08, 2019 12:04 PM (I2dne)

296 If there are guns from the US showing up in Europe, one might want to see if they first left the US by crossing the Mexican border several years ago.

I hear that was a thing with the previous administration.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 08, 2019 12:04 PM (cqNba)

297 It was an Alabama team that I have not seen in recent times; taking nothing away from Clemson who played magnificently.
Posted by: IC at January 08, 2019 12:01 PM (a0IVu)

We threw the game. The odds were so stacked against Clemson that we made out like bandits on the point spread when we lost.--Alabama's Professional Sports Franchise.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 08, 2019 12:04 PM (3sjI6)

298 290 It is. And when Zod finally leaves, it'll be with a heavy heart.

Huh. I always figured Zod was not limited in time or place, he just kind of WAS.


i think you've confused him with Savoir Faire

Posted by: Anachronda at January 08, 2019 12:04 PM (NmR1a)

299 Southern Utah, SW Colo, NM is very nice. As is Idaho/Montana/Wyoming
Posted by: Jean at January 08, 2019 12:01 PM (sFO1P)

They are beautiful too but no coastline.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 12:04 PM (glJL/)

300 I agree with Garrett, why get guns from here when they are closer to the conflagrations . But I far it is too late for the hordes of Europeans, they brought in an enemy And gave away rights, if they poke their heads up too much they better finish it, or they'll all be languishing in a prison somewhere.

Posted by: willow at January 08, 2019 12:04 PM (zy5Ai)

301 295 So let's see...this thread has the gay-media subthread, the Schengen-arms-trafficking subthread, and now college football?
Posted by: JEM at January 08, 2019 12:03 PM (8erNz)
++++++++
We are a *very* smart military blog. Gotta keep up.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 08, 2019 12:04 PM (I2dne)

With ADHD.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 12:04 PM (NWiLs)

302 301 295 So let's see...this thread has the gay-media subthread, the Schengen-arms-trafficking subthread, and now college football?
Posted by: JEM at January 08, 2019 12:03 PM (8erNz)
++++++++
We are a *very* smart military blog. Gotta keep up.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 08, 2019 12:04 PM (I2dne)

With ADHD.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 12:04 PM (NWiLs)

Which is how we always end up with boobehs,.

Posted by: Roy at January 08, 2019 12:06 PM (5r0Mb)

303 294 They destroyed NY which is indeed a beautiful state. Liberals have virtually cleared out everything North of the Hudson Valley. Nobody wants to stay, and now they have complete control of the state. The new agenda includes single payer healthcare, using the AG as lawfare against Trump, more gun restrictions and more free shit for their supporters. Meanwhile there is a growing debt/pension issue, and financial issues they sweep under the carpet by burying liabilities of the state balance sheet. Meanwhile people are leaving in record numbers and those coming in do not make the same tax contribution as people on the way out. The check is coming due for all of this and NY will be Connecticut in a few years. I am so outta here before I get stuck with their bill.
Posted by: Marcus T at January 08, 2019 12:04 PM (VpIIl)



I remember a study of moving patterns, which showed that people moving into California, besides the illegal aliens and the H-1 legal immigrants, tended to come from CT, MA, NJ or NY. That makes sense--if one is to live in a Commiecrat run state, why not one with nicer weather?

Posted by: Curmudgeon at January 08, 2019 12:06 PM (ujg0T)

304 Yeah, I don't know how it happens, but it is possible to post a first comment with a timestamp predating the actual post (without using some technical cheat). I did it once in the last few months. Until someone explains it, I'm just going to assume that I have a special time-traveling ability.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 08, 2019 12:06 PM (0uRNV)

305
I think the Vermont, NH , Maine trio is the most beautiful area in the States.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 11:57 AM (glJL/)

Lol

by: Montana at January 08, 2019 11:59 AM (hQ6lC)


Fist bump

Posted by: Sierra Nevada Mountain Range at January 08, 2019 12:06 PM (TAmPV)

306 >>The scolding Jose Ferrer gave Van Johnson at the end ruins the movie for me.

Robert Francis (Ensign Keith) had an untimely demise. Killed in a plane crash at 25; he was the pilot.

Posted by: Zod at January 08, 2019 12:06 PM (Bdeb0)

307 So let's see...this thread has the gay-media subthread, the Schengen-arms-trafficking subthread, and now college football? "

And elbows. You forgot elbows.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 08, 2019 12:06 PM (6qErC)

308 Posted by: Montana at January 08, 2019 11:59 AM (hQ6lC)


I see the Billings stain on your soul.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 12:00 PM (Tld+2)

that's why Wyoming is so nice...

Posted by: SturmToddler at January 08, 2019 12:06 PM (8D42x)

309 >>They are beautiful too but no coastline.


Flathead Lake begs to differ.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 12:06 PM (Tld+2)

310 McMurray was a world-class shit, but the rest of the crew wasn't far behind. They all deserved the scolding.

-
I think that is the point of the movie. Queeg was subcompetent but McMurray and the others might have chosen to help him (and to help win WWII) but instead chose nurse grievances and undercut an already weak CO. Meanwhile, the Nazis were firing up the crematoria.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 08, 2019 12:06 PM (+y/Ru)

311 Southern Utah, SW Colo, NM is very nice. As is Idaho/Montana/Wyoming
Posted by: Jean at January 08, 2019 12:01 PM (sFO1P)

They are beautiful too but no coastline.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation

or blackflies

Posted by: Jean at January 08, 2019 12:06 PM (sFO1P)

312 Posted by: Marcus T at January 08, 2019 12:04 PM (VpIIl)

The Hudson Valley / Catskills was beautiful when I lived in the area 25 years ago. I'm sure it has deteriorated to a certain extent since that time.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 12:07 PM (glJL/)

313 A gay far-left activist has murdered at least two black gay drug-addict street-corner prostitutes, but the highly politicized West Hollywood district attorney won't even charge him -- BECAUSE he is a beloved far-left activist and fundraiser for Obama, Hillary Jerry Brown, etc.:

https://www.advocate.com/crime/2019/1/07/ another-black-man-has-died-home-democratic-donor-ed-buck

This is what REAL privilege is. But they won't teach you that in college.

Posted by: zombie at January 08, 2019 12:08 PM (c+2jX)

314 We are a *very* smart military blog. Gotta keep up.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 08, 2019 12:04 PM (I2dne)

With ADHD.
Posted by: Insomniac


And pedantry and CDO.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 08, 2019 12:08 PM (9uM86)

315 >> If there are guns from the US showing up in Europe, one might want to see if they first left the US by crossing the Mexican border several years ago.


Or Libya, Syria, where Obama, McCain, Hillary and friends were eager to arm "rebels."

Posted by: Lizzy at January 08, 2019 12:08 PM (W+vEI)

316
Flathead Lake begs to differ.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 12:06 PM (Tld+2)


Lakes have shorelines not coastline

Posted by: Sierra Nevada Mountain Range at January 08, 2019 12:08 PM (TAmPV)

317 The only "first" cheat I know of for sure has to do with the URLs for the comment pages, and I don't know enough to be able to pinpoint a specific future post with any precision.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 08, 2019 12:09 PM (AM1GF)

318 But that would be the only thing I could imagine.

Posted by: SturmToddler at January 08, 2019 12:01 PM (8D42x)

It's not a problem...

In fact, here is a coupon for a "First!," redeemable for a pair of crocs and a messenger bag from Garrett's on-line store!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 08, 2019 12:09 PM (wYseH)

319 298 290 It is. And when Zod finally leaves, it'll be with a heavy heart.

Huh. I always figured Zod was not limited in time or place, he just kind of WAS.

i think you've confused him with Savoir Faire
Posted by: Anachronda at January 08, 2019 12:04 PM (NmR1a)

When Zod the General gets here
Everybody's gonna jump for joy

Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 12:09 PM (NWiLs)

320 OT

gotta ask, does the cold weather cause boys to stiffen the sheets with greater frequency than the warmer months?

cause the laundry pile is getting totally out of hand at the ratched household

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 08, 2019 12:09 PM (d7Ww2)

321 If there are guns from the US showing up in Europe,"

They aren't.

The dumbfarks at bloomberg (source of most of the west's idiocy) even posted a pic of a DW made Glock ...

Of course, they don't speak Austrian

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 08, 2019 12:09 PM (6qErC)

322 Posted by: Sierra Nevada Mountain Range at January 08, 2019 12:06 PM (TAmPV)

Redundant.

Posted by: Pompous Grammar Pedant at January 08, 2019 12:10 PM (wYseH)

323 Flathead Lake begs to differ.


Lakes don't count. The only stuff in a lake is what belongs in the lake.

The ocean is magic and infinite. A couple of years ago someone caught a sailfish in the Cape Cod Canal, because anything can happen in the ocean.

Also, lakes just sit there. Ocean shores change height by ten feet twice a day.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 08, 2019 12:10 PM (fuK7c)

324 Semi auto AR, even from Indiana- $500.
Semi auto AK - $800

Full auto ak from the sandbox - $50.

Do. The. Math.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 08, 2019 12:01 PM (9uM86)
Bandit 6, is that you?

Posted by: SturmToddler at January 08, 2019 12:10 PM (8D42x)

325 think that is the point of the movie. Queeg was subcompetent but McMurray and the others might have chosen to help him (and to help win WWII) but instead chose nurse grievances and undercut an already weak CO. Meanwhile, the Nazis were firing up the crematoria.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 08, 2019 12:06 PM (+y/Ru)

Subcompetent? The portrayal was way worse than that IMO. Maybe that's why I see the disconnect in the dressing down of Van Johnson by someone who wasn't aboard a sinking ship cause by total incompetence.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 12:10 PM (glJL/)

326 In fact, here is a coupon for a "First!," redeemable for a pair of crocs and a messenger bag from Garrett's on-line store!"

What, no lace wigs?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 08, 2019 12:10 PM (6qErC)

327 Is it to late to get in on that gay hooker for Democrat donors gig w/ the free meth benefits from last night?

Posted by: David Hogg at January 08, 2019 12:11 PM (OX43S)

328 nurse, give them laundry duty.

Posted by: willow at January 08, 2019 12:11 PM (zy5Ai)

329 Northwest IL and Southern IL are beautiful. Too bad, it was eaten alive by the Chicago Socialist Machine. I was thinking about trying WI (a kid lives there and they might allow an older flatlander in), but they are ruled by Madison and Milwaukee, so I guess not.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 08, 2019 12:11 PM (MIKMs)

330 when i first moved there was a too fancy three pole entrance constructed off 93 with the name of a recent elected governor.

not sure though.

Posted by: concrete girl at January 08, 2019 12:11 PM (Wr4LW)

331 >>A gay far-left activist has murdered at least two black gay drug-addict street-corner prostitutes, but the highly politicized West Hollywood district attorney won't even charge him -- BECAUSE he is a beloved far-left activist and fundraiser for Obama, Hillary Jerry Brown, etc.:



I missed the thread on this yesterday, but I was wondering: Why do they get to label this guy's habit of shooting up his young, black prostitutes with meth a "fetish?" It seems like it's being cast as just a kink instead of something closer to a sadistic/abusive practice.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 08, 2019 12:11 PM (W+vEI)

332 >>Lakes have shorelines not coastline


Coast Guard working the Great Lakes?

I rest my case.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 12:11 PM (Tld+2)

333 Also, lakes just sit there"

*whistles "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald*

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 08, 2019 12:11 PM (6qErC)

334 Lakes don't count. The only stuff in a lake is what belongs in the lake.

The ocean is magic and infinite. A couple of years ago someone caught a sailfish in the Cape Cod Canal, because anything can happen in the ocean.

Also, lakes just sit there. Ocean shores change height by ten feet twice a day.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 08, 2019 12:10 PM (fuK7c)

Fine, be that way

Posted by: Nessie at January 08, 2019 12:11 PM (KUaJL)

335 The Hudson Valley / Catskills was beautiful when I lived in the area 25 years ago. I'm sure it has deteriorated to a certain extent since that time.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation


The Borscht Belt has fallen in disrepair.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 08, 2019 12:11 PM (9uM86)

336 Yeah, I don't know how it happens, but it is possible to post a first comment with a timestamp predating the actual post (without using some technical cheat). I did it once in the last few months. Until someone explains it, I'm just going to assume that I have a special time-traveling ability.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 08, 2019 12:06 PM (0uRNV)

I still think it's Ace in the time machine opening us Morons up to the future, that we may be just a bit more informed than the greater outside masses...

Posted by: SturmToddler at January 08, 2019 12:11 PM (8D42x)

337 "The Hudson Valley / Catskills was beautiful when I
lived in the area 25 years ago. I'm sure it has deteriorated to a
certain extent since that time.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 12:07 PM (glJL/)"It still is, but the infrastructure is crumbling because the state and counties spend tax money on nonsense. The only thing that saves the state overall is they keep bilking companies in NYC to support all their garbage. At some point the music stops.
Meanwhile if you have a different opinion you are treated like a Luddite. So in that regard, I hope they're all waddling in their shit in a few years.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 08, 2019 12:11 PM (VpIIl)

338 Bander I would say some of the great lakes does quite magnificent things.

Posted by: willow at January 08, 2019 12:12 PM (zy5Ai)

339 300 I agree with Garrett, why get guns from here when they are closer to the conflagrations . But I far it is too late for the hordes of Europeans, they brought in an enemy And gave away rights, if they poke their heads up too much they better finish it, or they'll all be languishing in a prison somewhere.

If it were just *western* Europe, that'd be one thing. But the EU and the Schengen area now embraces big chunks of the Former Soviet Near Abroad. There used to be this thing called the Warsaw Pact, now Poland is arguably a more trustworthy Western ally than any nation that saw Sherman tank treads three-quarters of a century ago.

Posted by: JEM at January 08, 2019 12:12 PM (8erNz)

340
"Stiffen the sheets"? Is that some sort of British euphemism?

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 08, 2019 12:12 PM (jYje5)

341 Also, lakes just sit there. Ocean shores change height by ten feet twice a day.
Posted by: Bandersnatch


That's because Clemson OWNS the tide.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 08, 2019 12:12 PM (9uM86)

342 heck i'm not proud I will even settle for a decent river or creek.

Posted by: willow at January 08, 2019 12:13 PM (zy5Ai)

343 328 nurse, give them laundry duty.
Posted by: willow at January 08, 2019 12:11 PM (zy5Ai)

Pallet of Kleenex.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 12:13 PM (NWiLs)

344 or a cave with water nearby. and a town close enough to but stuff.

Posted by: willow at January 08, 2019 12:14 PM (zy5Ai)

345 insomniac, heck no, she'll just find those icky things wadded up under their pillow.

Posted by: willow at January 08, 2019 12:14 PM (zy5Ai)

346 But when GLOBAL WARMING causes the sea level to rise 100 million billiondy feet, you people who bought oceanfront property are going to be feeling pretty dumb while us lakefront peeps are laughing at you.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 08, 2019 12:14 PM (KUaJL)

347 Hawaii has new black sand beach thanks to Kilauea's lava flow

Posted by: SMOD at January 08, 2019 12:14 PM (QkjLD)

348 344 or a cave with water nearby. and a town close enough to but stuff.
Posted by: willow at January 08, 2019 12:14 PM (zy5Ai)

I didn't realize you were into but stuff.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 12:15 PM (NWiLs)

349 growls at insomniac.

Posted by: willow at January 08, 2019 12:15 PM (zy5Ai)

350
or a cave with water nearby. and a town close enough to but stuff.

Posted by: willow at January 08, 2019 12:14 PM


We don't wanna hear about the butt stuff you do in town.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 08, 2019 12:15 PM (jYje5)

351 Insom,

be nice to willow!!!

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 08, 2019 12:15 PM (d7Ww2)

352 345 insomniac, heck no, she'll just find those icky things wadded up under their pillow.
Posted by: willow at January 08, 2019 12:14 PM (zy5Ai)

Fine. Pallet of Kleenex and an outdoor burn barrel.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 12:15 PM (NWiLs)

353 An acquaintance of mine from Europe has a full complement of arms from the war. It's a little bit of everything in remarkable shape and was passed down from family who collected it from various battles around their house during the war. Nobody knows he has it, but let's just say there are boxes of ammo to go with it. It was like a walk back in time through a firearms museum. I got a chubby just looking at it and handling those pieces, lol.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 08, 2019 12:15 PM (VpIIl)

354 or a cave with water nearby. and a town close enough to but stuff.
Posted by: willow at January 08, 2019 12:14 PM (zy5Ai)

Oh lord willow you've done it now with that typo.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 12:15 PM (glJL/)

355 "UNBELIEVABLE: Don Lemon suggests that Trump's speech be delayed so it can be edited and kept from Americans. "



Their level of fear at the truth getting out tells me that once again PDT is directly over the target.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 08, 2019 12:15 PM (jI3MC)

356 BUY*

sheesh peoples.

nurse ,you tell em.

Posted by: willow at January 08, 2019 12:16 PM (zy5Ai)

357 Damn! The HQ sure takes a long time to load, these days. I need to get my adblockers and Noscript back up and working.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 08, 2019 12:16 PM (nPGq2)

358 >>334 Lakes don't count. The only stuff in a lake is what belongs in the lake.

Reminds me of something I heard an oldtimer on the Eastern Shore of Maryland say. When asked if there was anything he hadn't seen that he'd like to see, he said "Yep. The bottom of the Chesapeake Bay. I'll bet there's some history down there."

I'll bet he's right.

Posted by: Zod at January 08, 2019 12:16 PM (Bdeb0)

359 But that would be the only thing I could imagine.

Posted by: SturmToddler at January 08, 2019 12:01 PM (8D42x)

It's not a problem...

In fact, here is a coupon for a "First!," redeemable for a pair of crocs and a messenger bag from Garrett's on-line store!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 08, 2019 12:09 PM (wYseH)

Sweet, I KNEW ponying up for that platinum membership would pay off at some point in the future.

now, do I want the fur lined crocs, or something sleeker for summer dinner parties?

Posted by: SturmToddler at January 08, 2019 12:16 PM (8D42x)

360 Butt stuff?

$25.

Same as in town.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 12:16 PM (Tld+2)

361 Montana vs. New England for beauty. . .

That's another "embrace the power of 'and'" moment for me.


I find New England beautiful, but one really must experience the overwhelming beauty of the West - Grand Canyon, Glacier National Park, Yellowstone, Zion, etc.. WIll never forget my son;s reaction as we walked up to the edge of the Grand Canyon. "This . . . is . . .major!"

Posted by: Lizzy at January 08, 2019 12:17 PM (W+vEI)

362 >>but stuff. Posted by: willow at January 08, 2019 12:14 PM (zy5Ai)

Your newsletter. You will not send it to Zod.

Posted by: Zod at January 08, 2019 12:17 PM (Bdeb0)

363 351 Insom,

be nice to willow!!!
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 08, 2019 12:15 PM (d7Ww2)

OK, fine, since you're "blanket buddies" and all now.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 12:17 PM (NWiLs)

364 NBC News
@NBCNews
NEW: US Customs and Border Protection encountered just 6 immigrants on US-Mexico border in first half of fiscal year 2018 whose names were on a federal government list of known or suspected terrorists, according to CBP data obtained by @NBCNews.

-
"Just"?

That's only a dozen terrorists a year. Say a half dozen casualties per attack; that's only 72 deaths a year! Barely an inconvenience.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 08, 2019 12:17 PM (+y/Ru)

365 329 Northwest IL and Southern IL are beautiful. Too bad, it was eaten alive by the Chicago Socialist Machine. I was thinking about trying WI (a kid lives there and they might allow an older flatlander in), but they are ruled by Madison and Milwaukee, so I guess not.
Posted by: mustbequantum at January 08, 2019 12:11 PM (MIKMs)
---------

It's true we have a new lefty Gov but remember, Republicans still hold the the Senate and Assembly and in fact increased their majority this passed election.

Takes are a bit high but we don't have the looming debt bomb IL has. Pensions are almost 100% funded.

Posted by: WisRich at January 08, 2019 12:17 PM (G0vdT)

366 scribbles out everyones name in case I win the lottery. except nurse.

Posted by: willow at January 08, 2019 12:18 PM (zy5Ai)

367 A gay far-left activist has murdered at least two black gay drug-addict street-corner prostitutes, but the highly politicized West Hollywood district attorney won't even charge him -- BECAUSE he is a beloved far-left activist and fundraiser for Obama, Hillary Jerry Brown, etc.:

An example of left autofaggy?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 08, 2019 12:18 PM (6RhgT)

368 Ace is up, BTW.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 08, 2019 12:18 PM (6qErC)

369 The more they howl, the more PDT is chopping away at their dream of a Libtard dictatorship the more I cheer.

As for the fag, parachute him into Syria.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at January 08, 2019 12:19 PM (QMwOT)

370 doesn't this seem like a terribly long week, it's only Tuesday and i'm already tired.

Posted by: willow at January 08, 2019 12:19 PM (zy5Ai)

371 Insom,

be nice to willow!!!

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 08, 2019 12:15 PM (d7Ww2)

he only said what the rest of us were trying to type...

Posted by: SturmToddler at January 08, 2019 12:19 PM (8D42x)

372 @NBCNews
NEW: US Customs and Border Protection encountered just 6 immigrants on US-Mexico border in first half of fiscal year 2018 whose names were on a federal government list of known or suspected terrorists, according to CBP data obtained by @NBCNews.

-
"Just"?

That's only a dozen terrorists a year. Say a half dozen casualties per attack; that's only 72 deaths a year! Barely an inconvenience.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks


We're talking illegals on our southern border.
There shouldn't be ANY goat humpers.

Since there are, lock it down.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 08, 2019 12:20 PM (9uM86)

373 nood Bad Actress

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 08, 2019 12:20 PM (t2P6q)

374 If it were just *western* Europe, that'd be one thing. But the EU and the Schengen area now embraces big chunks of the Former Soviet Near Abroad.

Though I will note that what might be political 'reality' isn't necessarily commercial reality - if you rent a car anywhere in "western" Europe they'd sooner you didn't go to Italy or Greece, and there's all kinds of thou-shalt-not in the paperwork about Poland, Czech, Slov(ak|en)ia, or any of the Baltics or Yugoslav fragments. I don't recall seeing anything about Turkey which was surprising.

Posted by: JEM at January 08, 2019 12:20 PM (8erNz)

375 Nood Ellen Barkin.

No, not nude Ellen Barkin.

Posted by: Darth Randall at January 08, 2019 12:20 PM (p0nVR)

376










A Venezuelan Supreme Court judge who once supported President Nicolás Maduro has fled to the United States and publicly denounced Maduro's re-election days before the inauguration.

Justice Christian Zerpa left Venezuela with his wife and two daughters, according to Miami broadcaster EVTV. Their destination in the U.S. was unclear.

Zerpa met a reporter in Orlando and told the outlet, "I think the president, Nicolás Maduro, does not deserve a second chance because the election he supposedly won was not a free election, was not a competitive election."

Posted by: SMOD at January 08, 2019 12:31 PM (QkjLD)

377
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 08, 2019 11:50 AM (veoSD)

WTH? What did they do wrong?
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 12:02 PM (glJL/)

Rest of the crew, not McMurray.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 12:02 PM (glJL/)







They refused to give him any loyalty and were insubordinate, long before the hurricane incident. In fact, Queeg went to the officers and asked for their help, pleaded, begged for their help. And they pointedly ignored him. That was one of the main points of Greenwald's criticism of the rest of the officers, if not THE main point.

Queeg was sub-optimal as an officer, but he was also a hardened veteran of the sea and combat, it's probable that he was pretty much burnt out, and that's the fault of the Navy for not recognizing the fact before putting him in command. But his wardroom had an OBLIGATION as commissioned officers to respect his rank and position and to carry out his orders to the best of their ability. And they refused. Not because he was incompetent, but out of butthurt because Queeg was strict and they were used to slack discipline.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 08, 2019 12:34 PM (veoSD)

378 Played a charades-like game at a big family gathering recently. Write some recognizable peoples names on little sheets of paper and stuff them all in a big bowl.

Our Bernie-bro nephew got Christopher Columbus and took the occasion of the game to give us all a little mini lecture about how Columbus wasn't the first.

And of course you cannot disagree or even discuss. Nephew is a high school teacher in a private boarding school teaching environmental science. Probably like a mini Evergreen.

A part of me wishes I'd have responded with a rant.

OK, so Lief Ericson. So who cares? I think your underlying point isn't that the Nordics were first, but that it's racist and patriarchal to honor the white guy that brought on the destruction by either the sword and axe, disease, or enslavement of tens of millions of little brown people.

In 1491, the continents of north and south america were lightly-peopled with humans living a stone age life, with no 4-legged animals for domestic use larger than a llama. They were essentially 10,000 years behind, and the advanced folks on the rest of the earth with their guns, steel, ships, warhorses, palaces, and cathedrals were beginning the arc of expansion via exploration and colonialization with Columbus the spearpoint.

So we recognize him for that. We name things for him. Would you have us dishonor him instead?

Should we tear down his statues? Re-name Columbia U for maybe Che?

If it hadn't been the Spaniards, then who? And what, given the times and the mores, what would have been the alternative outcome?

Hawaiians weren't going to open up two new green continents and bring only the light touch of grass skirts and beach campfires, leaving the natives alone. The americas and their peoples could never exist going forward as some stone age theme park for the rest of the world to just visit and admire.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at January 08, 2019 12:54 PM (4ZE6o)

379 139 If someone is pure evil, and wrong about everything all the time, howcan a journalist report positively on this person?

Find out how they did it with Obama

Posted by: ... at January 08, 2019 01:03 PM (iZDet)

380 78 Watching a gun show on the Outdoor channel and learned that the S&W XD models are actually a Croatian gun company design that S&W partnered with to market with a few design upgrades.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 11:17 AM (glJL/)

You say that like it's a bad thing.

And Guns from America purchased over the Internets == Bullshit of the finest quality.

Posted by: West at January 08, 2019 01:50 PM (7Fa8Y)

381 If Trump truly were the tyrant they pretend he is, and if they really feared that Democracy was on the brink of "Dying In Darkness" and that they were engaged in a holy cause to save the world from a ruthless madman, then they would not be hurling their polemics at him in between car commercials and network promos for soft-core porn programs on international TV; they'd be in dingy basements cranking out handbills and pamphlets in the dead of night on antique printing presses while their comrades keep watch at the cellar door, ever alert for the sound of police whistles and jackboots.

What a gang of infantile self-fabulists these Indigo Children of The Press are.

Posted by: jbspry at January 08, 2019 04:50 PM (d/n9j)

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