Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (1/8/19)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

So why not tax them at 100 percent? The answer is that this would eliminate any incentive to do whatever it is they do to earn that much money, which would hurt the economy. In other words, tax policy toward the rich should have nothing to do with the interests of the rich, per se, but should only be concerned with how incentive effects change the behavior of the rich, and how this affects the rest of the population. Paul Krugman


Quote II

“It’s a little embarrassing to sit here and tell you all that we haven’t had a new commercial in two or three years. As of last week, the ones that are running today are two or three years old.” Gen. Stephen Townsend


Quote III

“This is a dangerous person in Congress if her views were ever to catch hold. I would like to think the people of Michigan and that district are having some buyers’ remorse about sending her to Congress.”Former Gov. Mike Huckabee


Quote IV

“It is now becoming increasingly common for them to be exposed to inappropriate, even aggressive behaviour. Something is seriously wrong if those who provide society services in their work have to be afraid of the people they are helping.”
Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö


Quote V

“I prefer younger women’s bodies, that’s all. End of. The body of a 25-year-old woman is extraordinary. The body of a woman of 50 is not extraordinary at all,” Yann Moix

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Oh FFS Sticks and stones may break my bones but certain T-shirts are much worse.

You might have thought it was the most innocuous item someone could wear: a simple black T-shirt bearing the dictionary definition of woman as ‘human female’.

But a young mother has been barred from her local pub after a complaint that the words discriminated against transgender people.

The unlikely new front line of the ongoing war between feminists and transgender campaigners is the snug Five Clouds Tap and Bottle in the historic market town of Macclesfield.

Rebekah Wershbale said she was ‘stunned’ when a barwoman at the pub informed her she was banned because of the definition.


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Some people are equipped to be law enforcement officials. This asshole isn't.

Conway, AR — A graphic video was taken over the weekend which showed a Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office deputy shooting a tiny dog simply because the dog’s owner refused to walk to the road to speak to him. What’s more, the department responded by saying no policies were violated.

The officer in the video was deputy Keenan Wallace, who appeared to become frustrated with the dogs owner, Doug Canady. In the video, Wallace asks Canady to come to the road to talk to him and Canady replies that he will not. That’s when Wallace threatened to kill his dog “Reese’s.”

Canady refuses to come to the road once more and Wallace immediately draws his pistol and shoots the 9-pound dog.


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Telemedicine. Good stuff. NOT!

New Mexico Poised to Tell You to Shut Up and Die
At this point it is a joke to remind people that Euthanasia is not about the terminally ill suffering in pain dying in “dignity”, but all about killing off anyone and everyone they can.

A bill proposed in New Mexico our allow non-Doctors to kill off anyone and everyone provided that the killer was........


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AI algorithm detects Alzheimer's disease much sooner than traditional diagnostic tools.

A machine learning algorithm programmed by Dr. Jae Ho Sohn can look at PET scans of human brains and spot indicators of Alzheimer’s disease with a high level of accuracy an average of 6 years before the patients would receive a final clinical diagnosis from a doctor.

To train the algorithm, Sohn fed it images from the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), a massive public dataset of PET scans from patients who were eventually diagnosed with either Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment or no disorder. Eventually, the algorithm began to learn on its own which features are important for predicting the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and which are not.


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Tort reform? We don't need no stinkin' tort reform. 2018 Top 10 Ridiculous Lawsuits.


Moar candy & less cheese, please.

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One size fits all comes back to bite the government in the ass. Creative and chuckle worthy. H/T redc1c4

YouTuber Royal Nonesuch made a quick $300 by taking 3 firearms that he’d built out of scrap and selling them back to the state of Missouri. He described two of the pipe guns as the ‘crappiest guns I’ve ever made’ but was still able to successfully sell them off to the program.

Nonesuch was literally able to sell pieces of scrap metal and garbage back to the ‘no questions asked’ program with an intention to purchase a rifle or pistol from a pawn shop after the sale. He stated to his followers that he would post again when he settled on a new gun to purchase.


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Virginia court rules that local politician cannot block people from their official account.

A federal appeals court in Virginia ruled unanimously Monday that a county official who blocked a citizen from accessing her official Facebook page is in violation of the First Amendment.
The case—which was heard before the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals—found that Phyllis Randall, the chair of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, improperly blocked a man named Brian Davison on Facebook for 12 hours back in February 2016.

During one town hall meeting involving Randall, Davison had suggested that some financial improprieties were afoot. Within hours, Davison left a lengthy Facebook post on Randall's page, and she banned him. The next day, she reversed course and unbanned him, but his post remained deleted.


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The King, keeping the man down.

A gentleman was trapped in a Burger King restroom, forced to listen to the staff laugh at his plight. In compensation the local manager offered him 'meals for life' -- that's right, a lifetime supply of mediocre "whoppers" and some of the worst fries in fast food existence!

For a few weeks all was well, then a REGIONAL manager revoked this fitting reward, and the gentleman has been offered no other recourse than to sue.


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Do you have a food allergy? Or is it just in your head?

Millions of Americans might be mistaken about their self-professed food allergy, suggests a new survey. It found that while nearly 20 percent of people said they had a food allergy, only half as many people reported the sort of symptoms you’d expect from eating something you’re allergic to.

Researchers surveyed more than 40,000 adults via the phone and internet between October 2015 to September 2016. The volunteers were asked if they had any food allergies and about what symptoms they typically had. They were also asked if they had ever been formally tested and diagnosed with a food allergy by a doctor.


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Loud pipes save lives. What do quiet pipes save? Perhaps a motorcycle company?

Harley-Davidson dropped some important details about its forthcoming (and hotly anticipated) electric motorcycle, LiveWire. The motorcycle manufacturer announced it would begin taking preorders for its first electric two-wheeler, with deliveries expected later this fall. But it won’t come cheap: the LiveWire’s list price starts at $29,799.

That’s significantly more than other electric motorcycles on the market today. Zero, which has been called the “Tesla of motorcycles,” sells its Zero S model starting at $10,995, and its longer-range Zero SR for $16,495. Of course, you’re not getting the premium branding and 116-year-old legacy that comes with Harley-Davidson’s nameplate, but you’re also saving nearly $20,000.


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The ONT Musical Interlude


January 8, 1946, Born on this day, Robert Krieger, guitarist with The Doors, (1967 US No.1 & UK No.49 single with ‘Light My Fire’ and a 1971 US No.14 & UK No.22 single ‘Riders On The Storm’. via thisdayinmusic.com

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January 8, 1947, Born on this day, David Bowie English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, painter and actor. His first UK Top 40 single was the 1969 'Space Oddity' which became a UK No.1 in 1975, plus over 50 other UK Top 40 hits including five No.1's. Bowie has also scored two US No.1 singles, the 1975 'Fame' and 1983 'Let's Dance'. His music and stagecraft significantly influencing popular music and during his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million worldwide, made him one of the world's best-selling music artists. Bowie died from liver cancer at his New York home on 10 January 2016. via thisdayinmusic.com

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How much would you like to bet that this guy used the "dog ate my homework" excuse in school? Genius Award Winner.

A Florida Man denied ownership of three syringes removed from his rectum during a 4:30 AM strip search at a county jail, according to a criminal complaint.

Cops arrested Wesley Scott, 40, early Friday on an outstanding warrant charging him with drug possession. While being searched in the field, Scott denied having any illegal items concealed on (or in) his body.


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When he's not gaming he's helping St. Jude's Hospital and is Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.


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Posted by: ALH at January 08, 2019 09:50 PM (/Z/Su)

2 Foist!

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 08, 2019 09:50 PM (miE9U)

3 Not foist!

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 08, 2019 09:50 PM (miE9U)

4 ONT?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 08, 2019 09:50 PM (NMAzL)

5 That's a rather girthy rock in the top picture. Tumescent even.

Posted by: ALH at January 08, 2019 09:51 PM (/Z/Su)

6 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at January 08, 2019 09:52 PM (CLcKT)

7 Thanks for the ONT.

Paul Krugman is at least honest about being a person who views others as commodities to be farmed like cattle.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 09:53 PM (KNycr)

8 That sure looks like a phallic symbol to me.

Posted by: Tuna at January 08, 2019 09:53 PM (jm1YL)

9 Dang. Only earlyish.

Posted by: tbodie at January 08, 2019 09:53 PM (Z+JNA)

10 ONT? ONT!!!

* Does happy dance *

(Looks around to make sure no one is watching)

* Does a bit more *

Guess I'll have to read the content now....."?"

Posted by: mindful webworker - or, now I can go to bed at January 08, 2019 09:54 PM (KonSd)

11 That photo needs a soundtrack.

Posted by: Tuna at January 08, 2019 09:54 PM (jm1YL)

12 8 That sure looks like a phallic symbol to me.
Posted by: Tuna at January 08, 2019 09:53 PM (jm1YL)

Yuge and Luxurious,

Posted by: ALH at January 08, 2019 09:54 PM (/Z/Su)

13 What the Hell, Harley. $29K for an electric motorcycle? Better have a range of 500 miles.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 09:55 PM (KNycr)

14 13

Posted by: eleven at January 08, 2019 09:55 PM (NLLmE)

15 AI algorithm detects Alzheimer's disease much sooner than traditional diagnostic tools.

We altered it to consider voting patterns, too. And discounts on euthanasia if we find you're going to have Alzheimer's!

Posted by: Democrats at January 08, 2019 09:55 PM (dBiBP)

16 crap

Posted by: eleven at January 08, 2019 09:55 PM (NLLmE)

17 A phalanx of Batmen.

Posted by: eleven at January 08, 2019 09:56 PM (NLLmE)

18 I'm not going to read the "trapped in a Burger King bathroom" story because there's nothing that could make it any better than that summary.

I'm picturing the guy as Milton from Office Space.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 08, 2019 09:57 PM (t+qrx)

19 Watching Trump's talk and then the other two reminded me of my cat when he tortures the field mice he catches.

Posted by: ALH at January 08, 2019 09:57 PM (/Z/Su)

20 I'm Batman!

Posted by: Tonypete at January 08, 2019 09:57 PM (9rIkM)

21 I am hoping drugs of some kind were involved with the police officer who shot the dog.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 09:57 PM (KNycr)

22 The crowd hasn't come upstairs yet.

Posted by: Tuna at January 08, 2019 09:57 PM (jm1YL)

23 Was it just me or did the panel on CNN look a little shell shocked...with both Trump's and the bobsy twins' speeches?

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at January 08, 2019 09:57 PM (sM+h7)

24 A bill proposed in New Mexico our allow non-Doctors to kill off anyone and everyone provided that the killer was........

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Double O License To Kill.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 08, 2019 09:58 PM (+y/Ru)

25 22 The crowd hasn't come upstairs yet.
Posted by: Tuna at January 08, 2019 09:57 PM (jm1YL)


They're having an orgy.

Posted by: ALH at January 08, 2019 09:58 PM (/Z/Su)

26 I posted this earlier, but apparently it was overlooked.

For anyone here who thinks they have a sad life...

https://tinyurl.com/ybnp338o

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 08, 2019 09:58 PM (miE9U)

27 I'm Spartacus!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 08, 2019 09:58 PM (UGqF8)

28 Tort reform? We don't need no stinkin' tort reform. 2018 Top 10 Ridiculous Lawsuits.

I'll say it again. We need a windfall profits tax on tort lawyers' fees.

Hit them where it hurts.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 08, 2019 09:59 PM (VaN/j)

29 I missed PDT's speech. How was it?

Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 09:59 PM (TdMsT)

30 Hello, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 08, 2019 09:59 PM (nPGq2)

31 I missed PDT's speech. How was it?
Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 09:59 PM (TdMsT)


I think he wants to build some kind of wall, is what I overheard.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 08, 2019 09:59 PM (t+qrx)

32 Top picture looks like a bad place to be when the tide is coming in.

Posted by: Eromero at January 08, 2019 10:00 PM (zLDYs)

33 A phalanx of Sparticii.

Posted by: eleven at January 08, 2019 10:00 PM (NLLmE)

34 And now have read the content.

Posted by: tbodie at January 08, 2019 10:00 PM (Z+JNA)

35 Yan Moix is using love and sex as interchanable words unless he really is incapble of loving a woman over 50. He just means he doesn't want to have sex with an older woman. I expect that unless he's wealthy (I assume he is) or the women are Paid, 25 year old women may not want to have sex with him either.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 10:00 PM (AllCR)

36 I missed PDT's speech. How was it?
Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 09:59 PM (TdMsT)


The women are lying down fanning themselves, the men are all still stuttering... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 08, 2019 10:00 PM (miE9U)

37 Harley-Davidson dropped some important details about its forthcoming (and hotly anticipated) electric motorcycle, LiveWire.

I think of it as a going-out-of-business sale.

Posted by: t-bird at January 08, 2019 10:00 PM (dBiBP)

38 Trump wants a wall. Dum dums don't.

Posted by: eleven at January 08, 2019 10:00 PM (NLLmE)

39 Headline from a Portland paper:

Two-Thirds of Oregon's Federal Employees Are Still Getting Paid, Despite the Government Shutdown

I wonder what the equivalent figure is nationwide?

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 08, 2019 10:00 PM (I2/tG)

40 Release the Kraken!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 08, 2019 10:01 PM (+y/Ru)

41 Others will review it here, I'm sure, for you Ladyl. The best part for me was towards the end where PDT said he was going to defend the US "So help me God."
It was a threat.

You can't get the smile off my face with a crowbar.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 08, 2019 10:01 PM (9rIkM)

42
Awaiting the Bat Signal (They Only Come Out at Night)

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 08, 2019 10:01 PM (pNxlR)

43
Paul Krugman is at least honest about being a person who views others as commodities to be farmed like cattle. 

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 09:53 PM (KNycr)

He's an economist. I would be surprised if he sees people as anything but variables.

Posted by: trev006 at January 08, 2019 10:01 PM (ZBAy+)

44 I wonder what the equivalent figure is nationwide?
Posted by: The ARC of History at January 08, 2019 10:00 PM (I2/tG)

More than 85% from what I read a couple of weeks ago.

Posted by: Don Q at January 08, 2019 10:02 PM (NgKpN)

45 The local news yokels are trying to spin it for the Dems.

Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?

Posted by: ALH at January 08, 2019 10:02 PM (/Z/Su)

46 I'll say it again. We need a windfall profits tax on tort lawyers' fees.

Hit them where it hurts.
Posted by: Eeyore at January 08, 2019 09:59 PM (VaN/j)

Any punitive damages should automatically go the jurisdiction.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at January 08, 2019 10:02 PM (jp0Bv)

47 That picture up top kinda looks like a great start to a wall. Tall and imposing, with danger all around it. Apropos if intended.

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at January 08, 2019 10:02 PM (sM+h7)

48

You can't get the smile off my face with a crowbar.
Posted by: Tonypete at January 08, 2019 10:01 PM (9rIkM)


That's my PDT!

Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 10:02 PM (TdMsT)

49 39. I read somewhere money issues from the shutdown don*t start until after January 14th. So all of this is just theater.

Posted by: Cheribebe at January 08, 2019 10:02 PM (fnWQo)

50 I happen to like Burger King fries.


But I am swine.

Posted by: eleven at January 08, 2019 10:03 PM (NLLmE)

51 I miss Bowie so much.

And he managed to have an album about his own death released on the day of his death. That's stagecraft.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 08, 2019 10:03 PM (fuK7c)

52 The women are lying down fanning themselves, the men are all still stuttering... ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 08, 2019 10:00 PM (miE9U)


I'll have to watch it later on!

Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 10:03 PM (TdMsT)

53 So, I hear this government shutdown is going to be bad. When does it start?

Posted by: t-bird at January 08, 2019 10:03 PM (dBiBP)

54 He just means he doesn't want to have sex with an
older woman. I expect that unless he's wealthy (I assume he is) or the
women are Paid, 25 year old women may not want to have sex with him
either.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke
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That man is an imbecile. He appears incapable of seeing the unique beauty of ANY of God's women.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 08, 2019 10:04 PM (9rIkM)

55 I missed PDT's speech. How was it?

Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 09:59 PM



A wild thunderstorm blew through my area while the President spoke... It was EPIC!!!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at January 08, 2019 10:04 PM (CLcKT)

56 I was hoping the President would take a religious path to night and say that he wanted a wall, but it should be moral wall, built to Vatican specifications!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at January 08, 2019 10:04 PM (f3oO4)

57 Posted by: eleven at January 08, 2019 10:03 PM (NLLmE)


Guess I'm a swine as well, as I enjoy all fries

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 08, 2019 10:04 PM (aA3+G)

58 dMsT)

I think he wants to build some kind of wall, is what I overheard.
Posted by: hogmartin at January 08, 2019 09:59 PM (t+qrx)


Well! The nerve!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 10:04 PM (TdMsT)

59 Burger King, when they first changed them several years ago, stumbled on not a bad recipe. The problem was they had a very limited shelf life after being removed from the fryer. They go off quick.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:04 PM (KNycr)

60 Guess I'm a swine as well, as I enjoy all fries
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 08, 2019 10:04 PM (aA3+G)


Swine.

Posted by: eleven at January 08, 2019 10:05 PM (NLLmE)

61 Crinkle cut deep fried fries are the BEST fries!!!
Those and 70s era McDonalds fries *yum*

Posted by: Cheribebe at January 08, 2019 10:05 PM (fnWQo)

62 Nothing new in his speech. I was disappointed and I love my President.

Posted by: CMU VET at January 08, 2019 10:06 PM (C+wjz)

63 I was hoping the President would take a religious path to night and say that he wanted a wall, but it should be moral wall, built to Vatican specifications!
Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar

I found out, just yesterday I think, here, that the Vatican has never recognized the state of Israel. Weird.

Posted by: Blutarski at January 08, 2019 10:06 PM (+Tibp)

64 Swine.
Posted by: eleven at January 08, 2019 10:05 PM (NLLmE)


*offers hand*

hogmartin. Hello there.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 08, 2019 10:06 PM (t+qrx)

65 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at January 08, 2019 10:06 PM (JFzNN)

66 So why not tax them at 100 percent? The answer is that this would eliminate any incentive to do whatever it is they do to earn that much money, which would hurt the economy.

Westchester Evita is claiming that since she is only proposing marginal tax rates of 70%, not total rates, that the impact of her proposal won't be that great.

Guess what: people make decisions based on marginal costs, not total costs.

If I make $100,000, and the first $75,000 isn't taxed, and the remaining $25,000 is taxed at 99%, I'm not going to shrug and think "hey, my total tax rate is only 25%, so it's not a big deal". I'm going to do everything possible to reduce my taxable income to $75,000.

The marginal rate is what matters.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 08, 2019 10:06 PM (I2/tG)

67 Old Benny Franklin would disagree about the ladies as quoted above.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 08, 2019 10:06 PM (FTlwv)

68 So Trump did not yet reveal that Space Force is battling aliens?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 08, 2019 10:06 PM (BJlbN)

69 this is fucked up. got home too late for the speech, and all the talking heads are doing is playing hitlery et al when they were saying they were for a wall. and here i though i wasn't going to have hear chocolate jesus stammer & whistle anymore.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 08, 2019 10:06 PM (7KYil)

70
Guess I'm a swine as well, as I enjoy all fries
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 08, 2019 10:04 PM (aA3+G)


I don't love French fries. There is something wrong with me.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 10:07 PM (TdMsT)

71 29 I missed PDT's speech. How was it?
Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 09:59 PM (TdMsT)

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The ice sculpture demonstration on the Lido Deck has been postponed until further notice.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 08, 2019 10:07 PM (UGqF8)

72 I found out, just yesterday I think, here, that the Vatican has never recognized the state of Israel. Weird.
Posted by: Blutarski at January 08, 2019 10:06 PM (+Tibp)

As a Catholic, I hope it is because we are holding on to the Kingdom of Jerusalem.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:07 PM (KNycr)

73 Because I'm BATMAAAAAAAN!

https://youtu.be/QeCDTYszuho

Posted by: pookysgirl at January 08, 2019 10:08 PM (XKZwp)

74 ladyl, you can watch it on Cspan on demand

Posted by: booknlass at January 08, 2019 10:08 PM (xIKXj)

75 I missed PDT's speech. How was it?
Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 09:59 PM (TdMsT)
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It raised the dead. A couple of corpses appeared moments later to rebut.

Posted by: BluesFish at January 08, 2019 10:08 PM (JS+tC)

76 ''Crinkle cut deep fried fries are the BEST fries!!!
Those and 70s era McDonalds fries *yum*''

Chick-fil-A's waffle fries are pretty good.

Posted by: Tuna at January 08, 2019 10:08 PM (jm1YL)

77 *offers hand*

hogmartin. Hello there.
Posted by: hogmartin at January 08, 2019 10:06 PM (t+qrx)


I know that dude.

Posted by: eleven at January 08, 2019 10:08 PM (NLLmE)

78 The walls are closing in on Trump! Walls don't work.

Posted by: Democrats at January 08, 2019 10:08 PM (zmIJL)

79 74 ladyl, you can watch it on Cspan on demand
Posted by: booknlass at January 08, 2019 10:08 PM (xIKXj)


That's a good idea. Youtube probably has it, too.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 10:08 PM (TdMsT)

80 67 Old Benny Franklin would disagree about the ladies as quoted above.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 08, 2019 10:06 PM (FTlwv)

Hmmm, listen to one of the cleverest, most intelligent men of all time or a dude named 'Yann Moix'.

I have to give the nod to Franklin.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:09 PM (KNycr)

81 I don't love French fries. There is something wrong with me.
Posted by: Ladyl
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Your cardboard membership card please.

*extends hand, taps foot impatiently*
Is there a French Fries Anonymous? Perhaps there is hope.

"Hi. I'm Ladyl, and I don't like french fries."

Posted by: Tonypete at January 08, 2019 10:09 PM (9rIkM)

82 For anyone here who thinks they have a sad life...

https://tinyurl.com/ybnp338o

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50 stone? Looks more like 50 boulders!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 08, 2019 10:09 PM (+y/Ru)

83 Remember Nancy, ladies pinch. Whores wear rouge.

Posted by: Marge Simpson's Mom at January 08, 2019 10:09 PM (JcXHH)

84 46 I'll say it again. We need a windfall profits tax on tort lawyers' fees.

Hit them where it hurts.
Posted by: Eeyore at January 08, 2019 09:59 PM (VaN/j)

Any punitive damages should automatically go the jurisdiction.
Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer

Hah! Hit them with an assests tax, cap it at 2 million, include stocks at time of issuance, include foundations and trust funds. Watch em scream.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 08, 2019 10:09 PM (LOq4H)

85
The ice sculpture demonstration on the Lido Deck has been postponed until further notice.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 08, 2019 10:07 PM (UGqF



What a shame. Ahoy!

Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 10:10 PM (TdMsT)

86 Posted by: CMU VET at January 08, 2019 10:06 PM (C+wjz)


What new would you have liked?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 10:10 PM (AllCR)

87 76. Dude EVERYTHING at CFA is pretty damn deliciously good!

Posted by: Cheribebe at January 08, 2019 10:10 PM (fnWQo)

88 i think it's funny that Bowie pretends he's playing those licks, when they're Stevie Ray's.

it's obvious if you're a fan

Posted by: booknlass at January 08, 2019 10:10 PM (xIKXj)

89 Millions of Americans might be mistaken about their self-professed food allergy, suggests a new survey. It found that while nearly 20 percent of people said they had a food allergy, only half as many people reported the sort of symptoms you'd expect from eating something you're allergic to.

Passive aggressives hardest hit.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 08, 2019 10:10 PM (pOk21)

90
*extends hand, taps foot impatiently*
Is there a French Fries Anonymous? Perhaps there is hope.

"Hi. I'm Ladyl, and I don't like french fries."
Posted by: Tonypete at January 08, 2019 10:09 PM (9rIkM)


I know. Sad.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 10:10 PM (TdMsT)

91 Will the real Batman please stand up.

Posted by: To Tell The Truth at January 08, 2019 10:11 PM (aKsyK)

92 I have to give the nod to Franklin.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

Me too!

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 08, 2019 10:11 PM (FTlwv)

93 Posted by: Tonypete at January 08, 2019 10:04 PM (9rIkM)

My guess? God doesn't come much into his thoughts unless he thinks of himself as a type of god.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 10:12 PM (AllCR)

94 I see Batman is going to be in the new LEGO movie. LEGO Batman is my favorite.

Posted by: Tuna at January 08, 2019 10:12 PM (jm1YL)

95 Read charitably, Moix is not saying anything that is not generally true. The rules of attraction are well known and though often lamented, people undestand that they are what they are. As a short guy, I'm similarly invisible to a significant portion of the female population. You can be bitter about the facts of life or you can make the best of the opportunities you have or can reasonably develop. People would be a lot happier if they stopped wishing that life was fair and that people were different creatures than they are.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 08, 2019 10:12 PM (H5knJ)

96 80 67 Old Benny Franklin would disagree about the ladies as quoted above.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 08, 2019 10:06 PM (FTlwv)

Hmmm, listen to one of the cleverest, most intelligent men of all time or a dude named 'Yann Moix'.

I have to give the nod to Franklin.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:09 PM (KNycr)


Another Benny (Hill) agreed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFMrZ9fP7xA

Posted by: Eeyore at January 08, 2019 10:12 PM (VaN/j)

97 I have to give the nod to Franklin.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:09 PM (KNycr)


I think Ben Franklin, transported to the present day and teamed with Ace, would rule the intertubez!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at January 08, 2019 10:12 PM (f3oO4)

98 Trump won. Not because of his speech. But because Schumer and Pelosi looked disgraceful.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 08, 2019 10:12 PM (W0V+O)

99 70
Guess I'm a swine as well, as I enjoy all fries
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 08, 2019 10:04 PM (aA3+G)


I don't love French fries. There is something wrong with me.
Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 10:07 PM (TdMsT)


Hmmmm interesting

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 08, 2019 10:13 PM (aA3+G)

100 I missed PDT's speech. How was it?

Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 09:59 PM (TdMsT)

It was great. Took his case directly to the American people and laid it out calmly and surgically. He left no space for a rebuttal. Even went so far as to report mid-case that walls are not immoral like some politicians claim, and that if you want proof of that, just look at the walls around their homes.

Posted by: ... at January 08, 2019 10:13 PM (uEbPt)

101 55 I missed PDT's speech. How was it?

Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 09:59 PM


I liked the part where Trump flipped the camera the bird and said "Go Rockets."

Posted by: Dr. T at January 08, 2019 10:13 PM (Vgw1E)

102 35 I expect that unless he's wealthy (I assume he is) or the women are Paid, 25 year old women may not want to have sex with him either.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 10:00 PM (AllCR)

it never ceases to amaze me that guys who look comic book guy on the simpsons seriously think they should fucking be kate upton's twin, and then go all psycho when she won't have anything to do with them.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 08, 2019 10:13 PM (7KYil)

103 Any punitive damages should automatically go the jurisdiction.
Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at January 08, 2019 10:02 PM (jp0Bv)


That invites abuse, owing to the conflict of interest. Any punitive damages should go toward paying off the national debt.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 08, 2019 10:13 PM (pOk21)

104 50 vs. 25 wymens.

I disagree, I so disagree...but I'm a romantic.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 08, 2019 10:13 PM (LOq4H)

105 Passive aggressives hardest hit.

Many of people need to feel oppressed by something.

A whole lot of young women who grew up in affluent families think that they are a Severely Oppressed Group, because of the Patriarchy, and because some guy kissed them when they were both drunk at a college party, when they didn't want to be kissed.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 08, 2019 10:14 PM (I2/tG)

106 Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 08, 2019 10:11 PM (FTlwv)

Yo Jinx!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at January 08, 2019 10:14 PM (f3oO4)

107 87 76. Dude EVERYTHING at CFA is pretty damn deliciously good!
Posted by: Cheribebe at January 08, 2019 10:10 PM (fnWQo)


Except for their shakes, which are double deliciously good.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 08, 2019 10:14 PM (Vgw1E)

108 Once again I am very moved, and very grateful for the Horde's generosity.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm's PayPal at January 08, 2019 10:14 PM (l9m7l)

109 Fen: That he declared a national emergency and ordered the United States Army to build the Wall. I left out the damn out of respect for you.

Posted by: CMU VET at January 08, 2019 10:14 PM (C+wjz)

110 You have David Bowie and Doors guitarist in Born on This Day, but forgot someone--

Born on this day, January 8, 1935, Elvis Presley, in a shack in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Posted by: Molly at January 08, 2019 10:15 PM (YhXpT)

111 Trump won. Not because of his speech. But because Schumer and Pelosi looked disgraceful.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 08, 2019 10:12 PM (W0V+O)

You think they would have looked as disgraceful responding to someone like Mitt Romney? Nope, they would have made an absolute fool of him.

Posted by: ... at January 08, 2019 10:15 PM (uEbPt)

112 Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 08, 2019 10:13 PM (7KYil)

LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 10:15 PM (AllCR)

113 107 peach shakes FTW!

Posted by: Cheribebe at January 08, 2019 10:15 PM (fnWQo)

114 I know this is sacrilegious, but I don't like CFA. Their waffle fries are barfy and their biscuits are yuck.

Posted by: ALH at January 08, 2019 10:15 PM (/Z/Su)

115 Keaton. Kilmer. Clooney.

It's no wonder why the commish wanted to whoop some ass.

Posted by: Fritz at January 08, 2019 10:16 PM (wxZSX)

116 Bandersnatch, i thought Bowie's last album was incredibly good, too. my son and i sat in a parking lot and listened to it for the first time.

listening to him sing "I'm a black star" from the other side was brilliant

Posted by: booknlass at January 08, 2019 10:16 PM (xIKXj)

117 My guess? God doesn't come much into his thoughts unless he thinks of himself as a type of god.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 10:12 PM (AllCR)


I disagree.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 10:16 PM (TdMsT)

118 People would be a lot happier if they stopped wishing that life was fair and that people were different creatures than they are.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 08, 2019 10:12 PM (H5knJ)


That's about the most concise and straightforward advice on how to get through life with peace and happiness that I've seen lately, there, bear with asymmetrical balls. And I mean that, I'm not just saying it because saying it out loud with the attribution and all is cracking me up (which it is).

Posted by: hogmartin at January 08, 2019 10:16 PM (t+qrx)

119 113 107 peach shakes FTW!
Posted by: Cheribebe at January 08, 2019 10:15 PM (fnWQo)

Sadly only in season, because they use fresh peaches!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at January 08, 2019 10:16 PM (f3oO4)

120 ALH, Hardee*s country ham biscuit then?

Posted by: Cheribebe at January 08, 2019 10:17 PM (fnWQo)

121 Posted by: ... at January 08, 2019 10:15 PM (uEbPt)


Mitt would have never been in this position if he were POTUS.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 08, 2019 10:17 PM (aA3+G)

122 I disagree.
Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 10:16 PM (TdMsT)


Why?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 10:17 PM (AllCR)

123 98 Trump won. Not because of his speech. But because Schumer and Pelosi looked disgraceful.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 08, 2019 10:12 PM (W0V+O)

---------

Orange vs Grey-Green. Score one for Orange.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 08, 2019 10:17 PM (UGqF8)

124 CFA is a great chicken sandwich. Best fast food chicken.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:17 PM (KNycr)

125 You'll know Trump won dis battle by da lamentations of da girly-men.

Posted by: Conan at January 08, 2019 10:17 PM (jGvbj)

126 Hardee*s country ham biscuit then?
Posted by: Cheribebe at January 08, 2019 10:17 PM (fnWQo)

Yes, yes, yes

Posted by: ALH at January 08, 2019 10:17 PM (/Z/Su)

127 Heya Jinx the Cat, are you going to be at the MoMe?

Posted by: hogmartin at January 08, 2019 10:18 PM (t+qrx)

128 Krugman's editorial makes you want to throw him out of a helicopter , retrieve his body and throw him out again.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 10:18 PM (2DOZq)

129 You think they would have looked as disgraceful responding to someone like Mitt Romney? Nope, they would have made an absolute fool of him.
Posted by: ... at January 08, 2019 10:15 PM (uEbPt)

Romney would never give such a speech, so the question is moooooot.

Posted by: Avenger at January 08, 2019 10:18 PM (70ScF)

130 Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 09:59 PM (TdMsT)

It was great. Took his case directly to the American people and laid it out calmly and surgically. He left no space for a rebuttal. Even went so far as to report mid-case that walls are not immoral like some politicians claim, and that if you want proof of that, just look at the walls around their homes.
Posted by: ... at January 08, 2019 10:13 PM (uEbPt)


Wow! What a very apt point to make.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 10:18 PM (TdMsT)

131 113 107 peach shakes FTW!
Posted by: Cheribebe

Shakes come in THREE flavors:
Vanilla.
Chocolate:
Strawberry:

The rest are heresy and a mocking of God. (huckleberry gets a pass.)

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 08, 2019 10:18 PM (LOq4H)

132 OK... after we all talked last week, I settled on "Hobo Pelts" for the Moronopoly money, mostly because I can't stop laughing about it.

I'll spell it out on the draw cards, but I made a currency symbol for the board and deeds to save space, and banged out a rough draft earlier this evening.

It's mostly based on Horde suggestions, plus some of my own changes. Also, I changed the cruise ship to the boat from Bill Kristol's thebulwark.com logo, when I found about that today.

It's PDF, so if you want to view it at full-resolution and rotate it, etc., you'll need to download it and open it in Reader.

https://tinyurl.com/ydgn9vs9

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 08, 2019 10:18 PM (/6nXk)

133 i have to go to bed to get warm! The wind is blowing out there like the moors or something

Posted by: booknlass at January 08, 2019 10:19 PM (xIKXj)

134 Posted by: CMU VET at January 08, 2019 10:14 PM (C+wjz)

You don't have to leave out anything in respect to me. I've been rather salty today. But I think this is a process; I don't think he's done yet.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 10:19 PM (AllCR)

135 Mitt would have never been in this position if he were POTUS.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 08, 2019 10:17 PM (aA3+G)


Mittens would have already had the Corps of Engineers building bridges so the caravans wouldn't get their feet wet!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at January 08, 2019 10:19 PM (f3oO4)

136 ''CFA is a great chicken sandwich. Best fast food chicken. ''

Never had anything bad there. Just a nice place to get decent fast food.

Posted by: Tuna at January 08, 2019 10:19 PM (jm1YL)

137 Schumer seems to have an oversized head for his body.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:19 PM (KNycr)

138 Mitt Romney will never be POTUS.

Posted by: Hillary at January 08, 2019 10:19 PM (jGvbj)

139 Trump said 1 in 3 women are sexually assaulted trying to enter the country illegally, so the Democrats want to let them in and give them free college so that the rate drops down to 1 in 5 assaulted.

Posted by: Roy at January 08, 2019 10:20 PM (ABjxW)

140 You all know I would have had the First post, but Farmer called and I am nothing if not an accommodating friend.

...you just got lucky!

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 08, 2019 10:20 PM (Ckg4U)

141 128 Krugman's editorial makes you want to throw him out of a helicopter , retrieve his body and throw him out again.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 10:18 PM (2DOZq)

And then there is what he says!

*rimshot*

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:20 PM (KNycr)

142 It's PDF, so if you want to view it at full-resolution and rotate it, etc., you'll need to download it and open it in Reader.

https://tinyurl.com/ydgn9vs9
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 08, 2019 10:18 PM (/6nXk)


Nice!

Posted by: hogmartin at January 08, 2019 10:20 PM (t+qrx)

143 Krugman's editorial makes you want to throw him out of a helicopter , retrieve his body and throw him out again.

You could throw him up out of the helicopter.

Posted by: t-bird at January 08, 2019 10:20 PM (cfSLd)

144 Shakes come in THREE flavors:
Vanilla.
Chocolate:
Strawberry:

Ahem, ONE: chocolate

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 08, 2019 10:20 PM (7KYil)

145 Shakes come in THREE flavors:
Vanilla.
Chocolate:
Strawberry:

The rest are heresy and a mocking of God. (huckleberry gets a pass.)
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 08, 2019 10:18 PM (LOq4H)


Your FACE is a heresy and mocking of God! Peach shakes forever!

Posted by: Dr. T at January 08, 2019 10:21 PM (Vgw1E)

146 It was Chuck and Nancy's "Vote For Pedro" moment without Napoleon's dance.

"Vote for us and all of your wildest dreams will come true."

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 08, 2019 10:21 PM (W0V+O)

147 132 OK... after we all talked last week, I settled on "Hobo Pelts" for the Moronopoly money, mostly because I can't stop laughing about it.
-----
**points to self***
Hey, that was my idea!!!

Posted by: lin-duh galt at January 08, 2019 10:21 PM (kufk0)

148 Romney would never give such a speech, so the question is moooooot.

Posted by: Avenger at January 08, 2019 10:18 PM (70ScF)

I disagree. Even the Washington Generals used to score baskets.

Posted by: ... at January 08, 2019 10:21 PM (uEbPt)

149 Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at January 08, 2019 10:19 PM (f3oO4)

No wet feets

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 08, 2019 10:21 PM (aA3+G)

150 Chuck & Nancy had their speeches written well in advance of Trump's broadcast.

They did not rebut one single point he made because they did not know what exactly he was going to say.

Democrats are out of touch with how real people think.

Posted by: ALH at January 08, 2019 10:21 PM (/Z/Su)

151 Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 10:16 PM (TdMsT)

I was not talking about about Trump but the writer referenced above, but it's true that I haven't read his works.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 10:21 PM (AllCR)

152 129 You think they would have looked as disgraceful responding to someone like Mitt Romney? Nope, they would have made an absolute fool of him.
Posted by: ... at January 08, 2019 10:15 PM (uEbPt)

Romney would never give such a speech, so the question is moooooot.
Posted by: Avenger at January 08, 2019 10:18 PM (70ScF)

Rodney's a douche but you have to give him a break on this issue. He's been steadfastly for the wall and continued shutdown until the Dems give in to funding. Now it's always possible with Romney that he can change this position.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 10:22 PM (2DOZq)

153 Dang, I finally had it with a friend of mine's moral preening. The last thing he posted was "I pay my taxes to help the poor." I told him I pay my taxes to avoid prison, and I give to charity and offer my time to help the poor. Seriously, how can you be so proud of something that comes with a penalty if you don't do it?

Posted by: no good deed at January 08, 2019 10:22 PM (uTY3H)

154 ''Romney would never give such a speech, so the question is moooooot.''

Mittster has been rather quiet This week.

Posted by: Tuna at January 08, 2019 10:22 PM (jm1YL)

155 144 Shakes come in THREE flavors:
Vanilla.
Chocolate:
Strawberry:

Ahem, ONE: chocolate
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 08, 2019 10:20 PM (7KYil)

THIS.

*fistbump*

And if I meet the motherfucker who created malts I have a steel toe boot that I can make fit up his ass.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:22 PM (KNycr)

156 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 08, 2019 10:22 PM (zJ7J0)

157 Trump said 1 in 3 women are sexually assaulted trying to enter the country illegally

Yes, but in California that's a misdemeanor.

Posted by: Jerry Brown at January 08, 2019 10:22 PM (cfSLd)

158 Johnny Rockets has excellent shakes but I am partial to Cookies Cream.

Posted by: ... at January 08, 2019 10:22 PM (uEbPt)

159 I wanted Nancy and Chuck to chant:

No Borders, No Wall, No USA at all!


Posted by: Avenger at January 08, 2019 10:22 PM (70ScF)

160 Your FACE is a heresy and mocking of God! Peach shakes forever!
Posted by: Dr. T

Sniff, "Mom said I was cute." as she tied the pork chop around my neck so the dog would look at me.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 08, 2019 10:23 PM (LOq4H)

161 22 I disagree.
Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 10:16 PM (TdMsT)


Why?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 10:17 PM (AllCR)


I feel that PDT's ability to survive and thrive in the face of relentless attacks, abuse and disinformation speaks to a strength that is available to a person only if he has a close relationship with God. I am unable to believe that he could continue to go forward without the protection and strength from that relationship.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 10:23 PM (TdMsT)

162 Shakes, shakes, shakes. No love for malts?

Posted by: Gref at January 08, 2019 10:23 PM (AMIL/)

163 Oh ffs Cookies AND Cream. Damn plastic membership

Posted by: ... at January 08, 2019 10:23 PM (uEbPt)

164 Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 08, 2019 10:12 PM (H5knJ)


I don't think he said anything remarkable at all. He said younger woman appeal to him more sexually-Big deal.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 10:24 PM (AllCR)

165 It's PDF, so if you want to view it at full-resolution and rotate it, etc., you'll need to download it and open it in Reader.



https://tinyurl.com/ydgn9vs9

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 08, 2019 10:18 PM


Looks AWESOME, Yud!

(p.s. If one's got Firefox, he doesn't need no steenkeen Reader!)

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at January 08, 2019 10:25 PM (CLcKT)

166 Sniff, "Mom said I was cute." as she tied the pork chop around my neck so the dog would look at me.
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 08, 2019 10:23 PM (LOq4H)

I made myself sad. :-(

Posted by: Dr. T at January 08, 2019 10:25 PM (Vgw1E)

167 Those dems against the wall value their own fake self- righteous bullshit over the actual safety of their neighbors and future of their country.

They should be shunned.

Posted by: LASue at January 08, 2019 10:25 PM (XROPS)

168 FenelonSpoke--I believe we were talking at cross purpose. Sorry.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 10:26 PM (TdMsT)

169 I will get the peach shakes when they are in season. The rest of the time it's chocolate I choose. When I make them at home, and live in range of it, I use Blue Bell Dutch Chocolate and whole milk.

Posted by: no good deed at January 08, 2019 10:26 PM (uTY3H)

170 I happen to like Burger King fries.

Posted by: eleven at January 08, 2019 10:03 PM (NLLmE)



I agree. I've had just about every fry out there (McDonald's, Carl's Jr., Whataburger, Five Guys, In-N-Out, Wendy's, Zippy's, Jack-in-the-Box, etc.), and Burger King fries are currently my favorite. Crunchy on the outside, salty, and fluffy on the inside.

Portillo's crinkle-cut fries are also good, but get soggy fast. The Burger King Fries seem to hold up a bit longer.

And Chick-Fil-A waffle fries are, in my opinion, more like kinky potato chips than fries. They are too thin to retain any internal texture; they're all surface crunch with no there there.

Posted by: HTL at January 08, 2019 10:26 PM (RwInT)

171 Trump won.

-
He stated clearly and convincingly that he will not back down.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 08, 2019 10:26 PM (+y/Ru)

172 155 And if I meet the motherfucker who created malts I have a steel toe boot that I can make fit up his ass.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:22 PM (KNycr)

Whuuuutt?! LOVE the chocolate malt! i'm
pissed there's no more fosters freezes around here to get an extra large chocolate malt. good for dipping french fries in too.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 08, 2019 10:26 PM (7KYil)

173 Hello, Hogmartin and Hrothgar.

I'm planning on attending the MoMe. I hope the weather is cooperative; February in Virginia can be a bear.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 08, 2019 10:26 PM (FTlwv)

174 Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 10:23 PM (TdMsT)

I agree with your post

I was not talking about Trump in mu post. I was answering a post from another poster about the French writer referenced above. Yann Moix. I think Trump believes in God. I expect he believes in God more since he became President and I am glad he has Pence to pray with him

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 10:26 PM (AllCR)

175 Those dems against the wall value their own fake self- righteous bullshit over the actual safety of their neighbors and future of their country.

They should be shunned.
Posted by: LASue at January 08, 2019 10:25 PM (XROPS)


They should be shunned slowly, while still alive.

*surreptitiously looks up "shunned" in the dictionary*

Posted by: hogmartin at January 08, 2019 10:26 PM (t+qrx)

176 A $30,000 electric motorcycle? Are you kidding me?

Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 10:26 PM (NWiLs)

177 ''Shakes, shakes, shakes. No love for malts?''

Love malts. Anything malt. Ovaltine chocolate malt, malted milk balls, scotch..

Posted by: Tuna at January 08, 2019 10:26 PM (jm1YL)

178 i think it's funny that Bowie pretends he's playing those licks, when they're Stevie Ray's.

it's obvious if you're a fan


Of whom? Guitar on that album was Carlos Somebody.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 08, 2019 10:27 PM (fuK7c)

179 I didn't say Moix said anything remarkable; I said it was generally true. And the reason I'm willing to go to the trouble to say so is because I've grown tired of ordinary male sexuality being portrayed as an offense against nature or a mental condition.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 08, 2019 10:27 PM (H5knJ)

180 Schumer seems to have an oversized head for his body. Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:19 PM (KNycr)

I laughed!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 10:28 PM (AllCR)

181 Canady refuses to come to the road once more and Wallace immediately draws his pistol and shoots the 9-pound dog.

Posted by: Support your local sheriff at January 08, 2019 10:28 PM (ePWRo)

182 13 What the Hell, Harley. $29K for an electric motorcycle? Better have a range of 500 miles.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 09:55 PM (KNycr)

110 miles between charges. It's virtue signaling, pure and simple.

Posted by: joncelli, consulting his Roget's at January 08, 2019 10:28 PM (1FhAQ)

183 I'm planning on attending the MoMe. I hope the weather is cooperative; February in Virginia can be a bear.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 08, 2019 10:26 PM (FTlwv)


1. WOOOOOOOOO GONNA GET TO HANG OUT WITH JINX
2. I'm from Michigan, friend, I'll manage somehow

Posted by: hogmartin at January 08, 2019 10:28 PM (t+qrx)

184
Nothing new in his speech. I was disappointed and I love my President.Posted by: CMU VET at January 08, 2019 10:06 PM (C+wjz
====

I don't think he meant to say anything new. He did a thing he had to do before he proceeds to unilateral action.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 08, 2019 10:28 PM (mblbk)

185 176 A $30,000 electric motorcycle? Are you kidding me?
Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 10:26 PM (NWiLs)

It's Harley-Davidson, so it does ring true.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:28 PM (KNycr)

186 I made myself sad. :-(
Posted by: Dr. T

Bahahaha! You bought that stuff!? LOSER! Never let a chump up when you've got em on the ground!
LOL, well played.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 08, 2019 10:29 PM (LOq4H)

187 171 -
He stated clearly and convincingly that he will not back down.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 08, 2019

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeNA4R3Xh9E

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 08, 2019 10:29 PM (7KYil)

188 110 miles between charges. It's virtue signaling, pure and simple.
Posted by: joncelli, consulting his Roget's at January 08, 2019 10:28 PM (1FhAQ)

Damn. That is disappointing- but not really surprising. I wonder if the batteries make it weighted funny?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:29 PM (KNycr)

189 Perhaps Governor Huckabee and some prominent Republicans should knock on a few hundred doors in Detroit and Dearborn and ask about buyer's remorse. They might not like the answer.

Posted by: mercenary13 at January 08, 2019 10:29 PM (2XQ0T)

190 From the last thread:
787 Trump: Trying to protect American citizens from murder, rape, and stealing.

Pelosi and Schumer: Trying to protect useless bureaucrats.


It is that simple.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at January 08, 2019 09:41 PM (pw+jk)

Posted by: ErikInTexas at January 08, 2019 10:30 PM (FH4Qi)

191 "The Media has drawn attention to how Afghan and Iraqi men dominate the sex crime statistics in the country and the debate has aroused anger in the Finnish population."

Bbbbut DIVERSITY!! Religion of peace!!

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 10:30 PM (G3RO0)

192 Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 08, 2019 10:27 PM (H5knJ)

No, you didn't say it. "I" said it. It's quite understandable that he has this point of view. I think the translation may be a problem. He cannot love a older woman means he doesn't want to have sex with an older woman and prefers the bodies of younger woman. My response is a big "Meh"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 10:30 PM (AllCR)

193 Harley Davidson, exemplar of union think,

Posted by: Braenyard at January 08, 2019 10:30 PM (ePWRo)

194 WaPo fact-checks Trump's border security speech: His numbers were 'right but misleading'

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That bastard! Being all right and shit!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 08, 2019 10:30 PM (+y/Ru)

195 So why not tax them at 100 percent? The answer is that this would eliminate any incentive to do whatever it is they do to earn that much money, which would hurt the economy. In other words, tax policy toward the rich should have nothing to do with the interests of the rich, per se, but should only be concerned with how incentive effects change the behavior of the rich, and how this affects the rest of the population. Paul Krugman

i.e. people exist to enrich the government. Period.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 08, 2019 10:30 PM (U96rM)

196 Of whom? Guitar on that album was Carlos Somebody.


Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 08, 2019 10:27 PM


Carlos Alomar. But, IIRC Alomar didn't do the sessions for that LP... Vaughn did.

Posted by: otho at January 08, 2019 10:31 PM (LkFnL)

197 Harley is jumping the shark, on an electric Harley.

Posted by: Zombie Evel Kinevel at January 08, 2019 10:31 PM (jGvbj)

198 Vanilla yogurt malt at Braums. GOD has truly Blessed Texas!

Posted by: Eromero at January 08, 2019 10:31 PM (zLDYs)

199 Hello, Hogmartin and Hrothgar.
I'm planning on attending the MoMe. I hope the weather is cooperative; February in Virginia can be a bear.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 08, 2019 10:26 PM (FTlwv)
Weather in NoVA from Dec-Mar is always iffy, but this should be worth it.

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at January 08, 2019 10:31 PM (f3oO4)

200 it's Stevie Ray, with a fake name, Bander

Posted by: booknlass at January 08, 2019 10:31 PM (xIKXj)

201 i.e. people exist to enrich the government. Period.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 08, 2019 10:30 PM (U96rM)

Cattle to be milked, but not slaughtered- only because they would not have anything to eat of they merely slaughtered them wholesale.

Eliminate withholding.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:32 PM (KNycr)

202 180 Schumer seems to have an oversized head for his body. Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:19 PM (KNycr)

I laughed!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 10:28 PM (AllCR)

THAT'S NOT FUNNY, M'KAY?!

Posted by: Mr. Mackey at January 08, 2019 10:32 PM (7KYil)

203 Democrats are out of touch with how real people think.
Posted by: ALH at January 08, 2019 10:21 PM (/Z/Su)

Unfortunately, as I found out yet again with my dumbfuck black Democrat coworkers, Chuckie and Nancy are repeating tooth and nail what their supporters think.

Oh and i'm a racist now too.

Evening all.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at January 08, 2019 10:32 PM (V7z6/)

204 I peed on myself so that you would be offended.

Posted by: No at January 08, 2019 10:32 PM (uEbPt)

205 Yeah I really don't get the HD push into electric bikes. HD's days are numbered as it is. Just milk what you have for another decade, but don't embarrass yourself like that.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 10:32 PM (G3RO0)

206 A $30,000 electric motorcycle? Are you kidding me?

You have to pay like $15,000 just to call it "electric".

Posted by: Avenger at January 08, 2019 10:32 PM (70ScF)

207 But a young mother has been barred from her local pub after a complaint that the words discriminated against transgender people.

What the hell kind of bar is that, anyway?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 08, 2019 10:32 PM (U96rM)

208 So, Krugman believes the tax system is about control.

I guess that's classic leftism.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 08, 2019 10:33 PM (m075u)

209 Yeah I really don't get the HD push into electric bikes. HD's days are numbered as it is. Just milk what you have for another decade, but don't embarrass yourself like that.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 10:32 PM (G3RO0)


If they couldn't figure out how to sell the V-Rod, I'm not super confident a $30k electric bike is going to work out for them.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 08, 2019 10:33 PM (t+qrx)

210 WaPo fact-checks Trump's border security speech: His numbers were 'right but misleading'
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I'm surprised they didn't say that they were factually correct but morally wrong....

Posted by: lin-duh galt at January 08, 2019 10:33 PM (kufk0)

211 I wonder if you could make a hybrid bike with the batteries in integrated saddlebags? Seems like it would be a good platform for it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:33 PM (KNycr)

212 WaPo fact-checks Trump's border security speech: His numbers were 'right but misleading'
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Ah, the lesser-spotted "accurate but fake"

Posted by: No at January 08, 2019 10:33 PM (uEbPt)

213 Every time I refresh my screen I end up back at the photo of Neptune's middle finger raising itself above the roiling, boiling ocean.

Posted by: Tuna at January 08, 2019 10:34 PM (jm1YL)

214 Dems are out of touch with real people because they don't want to touch them. It's like bonking the help. Eh, Arnold?

Posted by: Braenyard at January 08, 2019 10:34 PM (ePWRo)

215 Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 10:23 PM (TdMsT)

Well said Ladyl!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at January 08, 2019 10:34 PM (f3oO4)

216 WaPo fact-checks Trump's border security speech: His numbers were 'right but misleading'

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That bastard! Being all right and shit!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 08, 2019 10:30 PM (+y/Ru)

Is that like what Alexandria Obviously-Braindead meant by being technically right but not morally right?

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at January 08, 2019 10:34 PM (V7z6/)

217 Fifty y/o Tina Turner vs. Twenty-five y/o
I know who I want working hard for the money.

Posted by: Deacon Bleau at January 08, 2019 10:34 PM (0x00j)

218 Unfortunately, as I found out yet again with my
dumbfuck black Democrat coworkers, Chuckie and Nancy are repeating tooth
and nail what their supporters think.



Oh and i'm a racist now too.



Evening all.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at January 08, 2019 10:32 PM (V7z6/)

Hiya, Country Boy. How are you doing? Sitting here in AJ with a friend from Alberta sitting in.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 08, 2019 10:35 PM (nPGq2)

219 172 155 And if I meet the motherfucker who created malts


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Without malt there is no beer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid at January 08, 2019 10:35 PM (9Uclw)

220 Democrats are out of touch with how real people think.
Posted by: ALH at January 08, 2019 10:21 PM (/Z/Su)

___


Many on the right fall into the Pauline Kael trap. She's the one who said she didn't know anyone who voted for Nixon so how could he have possibly won 49 states? As much as you may not like it, a substantial portion of "real" people agree with him. Is it a majority? Maybe, maybe not. But it's a sizable chunk of the country.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 10:35 PM (G3RO0)

221 216 Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 10:23 PM (TdMsT)

Well said Ladyl!
Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at January 08, 2019 10:34 PM (f3oO4)


Thank you, dear Hrothgar.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 10:36 PM (TdMsT)

222 Yudhishthira's Dice,
Board looks great! Cracked me up!

Posted by: lin-duh galt at January 08, 2019 10:36 PM (kufk0)

223 218 Fifty y/o Tina Turner vs. Twenty-five y/o
I know who I want working hard for the money.
Posted by: Deacon Bleau at January 08, 2019 10:34 PM (0x00j)

Meanwhile 50 year old Christy Brinkley looks pretty much the same as 50 year old Christy Brinkley. Lifestyle and genetics play a role.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:36 PM (KNycr)

224 171 Trump won.

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He stated clearly and convincingly that he will not back down.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler


He has all the balls that zombie McCain, Romney, Ryan, and all of the rest of the weak, professional politicians lack.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 08, 2019 10:36 PM (+lVUW)

225 212 I wonder if you could make a hybrid bike with the batteries in integrated saddlebags? Seems like it would be a good platform for it.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

Razor for kids motor bikes answered this question years ago, 8 hrs. charging, 2 hrs. riding. Your mileage may vary.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 08, 2019 10:37 PM (LOq4H)

226 I wonder if you could make a hybrid bike with the batteries in integrated saddlebags? Seems like it would be a good platform for it.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:33 PM (KNycr)

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Those batteries need protection, because if they rupture there are flames and toxic smoke. I wouldn't want them hanging next to my rear wheels.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 08, 2019 10:37 PM (ffYR/)

227 Hiya, Country Boy. How are you doing? Sitting here in AJ with a friend from Alberta sitting in.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 08, 2019 10:35 PM (nPGq2)

Hey Gordo how you doing? Nice to see you again. How's my pal Pogo?

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at January 08, 2019 10:37 PM (V7z6/)

228 "50 year old Christy Brinkley looks pretty much the same as 25 year old Christy Brinkley."

Jeez. My hatred for malts is making me senile.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:37 PM (KNycr)

229 He has all the balls that zombie McCain, Romney, Ryan, and all of the rest of the weak, professional politicians lack.
Posted by: nerdygirl at January 08, 2019 10:36 PM (+lVUW)

___

Oh they have balls. They get super duper courageous and shit when it comes to fighting Republicans.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 10:37 PM (G3RO0)

230 I'm afraid that not even putting clip-ons, rear-sets, and a tiny ghey fairing on the electric HD would make it sell...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at January 08, 2019 10:38 PM (CLcKT)

231 Christy Brinkley is 65.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 10:38 PM (G3RO0)

232 it never ceases to amaze me that guys who look comic book guy on the
simpsons seriously think they should fucking be kate upton's twin, and
then go all psycho when she won't have anything to do with them.


If men understood how mirrors work the human race would quickly die out.

Posted by: An Observation at January 08, 2019 10:38 PM (l8Qs6)

233 Hey CB,
How ya doing? You should just add racist to your nic and be done with it....

Posted by: lin-duh galt at January 08, 2019 10:39 PM (kufk0)

234 But a young mother has been barred from her local pub after a complaint that the words discriminated against transgender people.

What the hell kind of bar is that, anyway?

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They ought to market that shirt as a moonbat detector.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 08, 2019 10:39 PM (+y/Ru)

235 Christy Brinkley is 65.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 10:38 PM (G3RO0)

She'll always be a 69 in my book.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at January 08, 2019 10:39 PM (V7z6/)

236 Long-Time-No-See, Country Boy!

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 08, 2019 10:40 PM (Ckg4U)

237 Carlos Alomar. But, IIRC Alomar didn't do the sessions for that LP... Vaughn did.

Posted by: otho at January 08, 2019 10:31 PM (LkFnL)



Huh. I looked it up. (After making my assertion, looking things up first is cheating).

You are correct. I could have sworn I saw Alomar talking about that album in a documentary, but I guess he was talking about something else.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 08, 2019 10:40 PM (fuK7c)

238 Hey Gordo how you doing? Nice to see you again. How's my pal Pogo?

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at January 08, 2019 10:37 PM (V7z6/)

Fine as frog's hair. And Pogo is fine, too. She just got a whole burger pattie from Arizona Wilderness Brewery, and gobbled it down in three bites.
And you? Are you back to 100% after your heart issues?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 08, 2019 10:40 PM (nPGq2)

239 If men understood how mirrors work the human race would quickly die out.
Posted by: An Observation at January 08, 2019 10:38 PM (l8Qs6)

It is one of the greatest mysteries of all time how women can find dudes attractive.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:40 PM (KNycr)

240 A $30,000 electric motorcycle? Are you kidding me?

We approve.

Posted by: The American Psychological Association at January 08, 2019 10:40 PM (Ry8mf)

241 If men understood how mirrors work the human race would quickly die out.
Posted by: An Observation

Which is why I don't bag on how people look, I DO own a mirror.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 08, 2019 10:40 PM (LOq4H)

242 "I prefer younger women's bodies, that's all. End of. The body of a 25-year-old woman is extraordinary. The body of a woman of 50 is not extraordinary at all," Yann Moix

++++

Shhhhhh. You can think it, but dooooon't say it.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 08, 2019 10:40 PM (bp3BU)

243 It is one of the greatest mysteries of all time how women can find dudes attractive.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:40 PM (KNycr)

Hey! I resent that.

I shower and stuff.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 10:40 PM (GBteo)

244 I'm sorry, when did police get the right to use deadly force in order to get a non-threatening citizen to comply with a request?

Posted by: Darth Randall at January 08, 2019 10:41 PM (p0nVR)

245 Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 08, 2019 10:37 PM (ffYR/)

I'm always fascinated by the virtue signaling aspect of electric vehicles. We've only been perfecting and improving every detail of fossil fuel powered transport for more than a century, and we should just forget all that for "new and improved" technology that is self limiting and can't support the travel needs of almost any one except a city commuter.

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at January 08, 2019 10:41 PM (f3oO4)

246 Glancing over the APA paper, I picked up a new term, 'androcentric'. Am I the last to learn this?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 08, 2019 10:41 PM (2ENQq)

247 This is a picture of Yann Moix:

https://tinyurl.com/yc5sxs7h

'Ettes, we need a ruling. Young Tom Selleck? Young Sean Connery? Cary Grant?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:42 PM (KNycr)

248 I wonder if you could make a hybrid bike with the batteries in integrated saddlebags?

With tassles on the handlebars?

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at January 08, 2019 10:42 PM (Ry8mf)

249 It is one of the greatest mysteries of all time how women can find dudes attractive.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:40 PM (KNycr)


Look, nobody tell them, OK? I don't know how long we can keep this scam running.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 08, 2019 10:42 PM (t+qrx)

250 ...A $30,000 electric motorcycle? Are you kidding me?

Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 10:26 PM (NWiLs)




Eighty mile extension cords don't come cheap, bro!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 08, 2019 10:42 PM (QzJWU)

251 Hey CB,
How ya doing? You should just add racist to your nic and be done with it....
Posted by: lin-duh galt at January 08, 2019 10:39 PM (kufk0)

Hey lin-duh!! Doing well, feeling good, hope ya'll down there are too.

Consider it done m'lady.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - team Racist at January 08, 2019 10:42 PM (V7z6/)

252 It is one of the greatest mysteries of all time how women can find dudes attractive.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:40 PM (KNycr)


I completely disagree

Posted by: Shep Smith at January 08, 2019 10:43 PM (uEbPt)

253 {{{DarlingSlap}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 10:43 PM (TdMsT)

254 The lovely and long-suffering Mrs RnB much prefers Hoovers over Harley-Davidsons... She claims that it's far easier to change teh dirtbag on a Hoover...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at January 08, 2019 10:44 PM (CLcKT)

255 {{{Ladyl!}}}

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 08, 2019 10:44 PM (Ckg4U)

256 I'm always fascinated by the virtue signaling aspect of electric vehicles.
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There are two Teslas in the neighborhood. Both proudly sport 'Zero Emissions Vehicle' front plates. Fifteen miles away, the coal-fired Duke Power generating plant churns away.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 08, 2019 10:44 PM (2ENQq)

257 250+ comments in less than an hour? The Horde is on a roll tonight!

Posted by: Surfperch at January 08, 2019 10:44 PM (DzFIB)

258 228 "50 year old Christy Brinkley looks pretty much the same as 25 year old Christy Brinkley."

Jeez. My hatred for malts is making me senile.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:37 PM (KNycr)

++++

If you're talking about the touched-up pics from the photo shoot, sure. But, the real life 25 yo vs the real life 50 yo? I guarantee you would know the difference.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 08, 2019 10:44 PM (bp3BU)

259 176 A $30,000 electric motorcycle? Are you kidding me?

Posted by: Insomniac at January 08, 2019 10:26 PM (NWiLs)

------------------------
Do they come with a pair of Harley Crocs?

Posted by: Jolo at January 08, 2019 10:44 PM (y09j5)

260 I denounce myself.

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at January 08, 2019 10:44 PM (CLcKT)

261 I'm always fascinated by the virtue signaling aspect of electric vehicles. We've only been perfecting and improving every detail of fossil fuel powered transport for more than a century, and we should just forget all that for "new and improved" technology that is self limiting and can't support the travel needs of almost any one except a city commuter.
Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at January 08, 2019 10:41 PM (f3oO4)

Not to mention they never tell us where the Electricity will come from.

Ran the numbers a few years ago. Convert the energy of gasoline to kilowatt hours... then multiply by the amount of gasoline used for transportation...

You would have to increase the Electric grid, both production and transmission, by 130%... yes, more than DOUBLE the grid, to have all electric transportation at the same level we currently enjoy.

Posted by: Don Q at January 08, 2019 10:45 PM (NgKpN)

262 Pelousy and Choomer are used to dealing with boobs like GWB. They really don't know what just hit them.

Posted by: JAS at January 08, 2019 10:45 PM (3HNOQ)

263
I like women with fat lips
Smokin' head makes a...

Posted by: 2 live crew at January 08, 2019 10:45 PM (tRLIC)

264 "I prefer younger women's bodies, that's all. End of. The body of a 25-year-old woman is extraordinary.

It's your money, I hope your surgery goes well.

Posted by: t-bird at January 08, 2019 10:45 PM (CDGwz)

265 They really don't know what just hit them.
=====

You don't know what just hit us.

Posted by: Nancy's Depends at January 08, 2019 10:46 PM (JcXHH)

266 The unlikely new front line of the ongoing war between feminists and transgender campaigners is the snug Five Clouds Tap and Bottle in the historic market town of Macclesfield.

The name is the giveaway.

A real English pub has a traditional name like the The King's Tuesday Wench, The Duke of Assgrabber, etc.

Posted by: Miklos, Duke of Earl at January 08, 2019 10:46 PM (zCyNd)

267
You would have to increase the Electric grid, both production and transmission, by 130%... yes, more than DOUBLE the grid, to have all electric transportation at the same level we currently enjoy.
Posted by: Don Q

Phucking physics.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 08, 2019 10:46 PM (LOq4H)

268 A frenchman of Algerian lineage?

Posted by: JAS at January 08, 2019 10:47 PM (3HNOQ)

269 247'Ettes, we need a ruling. Young Tom Selleck? Young Sean Connery? Cary Grant?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:42 PM (KNycr)

I knew i'd be sorry if i clicked that. in case anyone was wondering, in n out burgers do NOT taste good on the way back out. gag.

official ruling: needs a bag for his entire body

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 08, 2019 10:47 PM (7KYil)

270 Hey Gordo how you doing? Nice to see you again. How's my pal Pogo?

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at January 08, 2019 10:37 PM (V7z6/)

Fine as frog's hair. And Pogo is fine, too. She just got a whole burger pattie from Arizona Wilderness Brewery, and gobbled it down in three bites.
And you? Are you back to 100% after your heart issues?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 08, 2019 10:40 PM (nPGq2)

Great to hear.

Yep pretty much back in business and back to normal. Now that I have the stent, I can actually work out harder and longer than before.

Not sure if i'm seeing much result since I still eat like a 16 year old farm boy slinging haybales, but I can knock out a 2 hour workout now no problem, so there's that.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - team Racist at January 08, 2019 10:47 PM (V7z6/)

271 Posted by: Don Q at January 08, 2019 10:45 PM (NgKpN)

The electricity comes right from that receptacle on the wall, don't you understand technology at all?

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at January 08, 2019 10:48 PM (f3oO4)

272 This is a picture of Yann Moix:

https://tinyurl.com/yc5sxs7h


Sheesh. How many bodies have been found at his house, I wonder?

Posted by: t-bird at January 08, 2019 10:48 PM (Ibwur)

273 170
...Burger King fries are currently my favorite. Crunchy on the outside, salty, and fluffy on the inside.

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We are in agreement!

Posted by: Flyover at January 08, 2019 10:48 PM (B5K06)

274 Too tired tonight, Horde. Have a good ONT!

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 08, 2019 10:48 PM (Ckg4U)

275 If you're talking about the touched-up pics from the photo shoot, sure. But, the real life 25 yo vs the real life 50 yo? I guarantee you would know the difference.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 08, 2019 10:44 PM (bp3BU)

Would that I could testify.

Posted by: Miklos, pics or it didn't happen at January 08, 2019 10:48 PM (zCyNd)

276 If a police officer draws a gun and shoots your dog can you then in turn go over to his house and shoot his dog?


I'd rather no dog get the bullet, but turnabout does seem only fair.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Yeah baby! at January 08, 2019 10:49 PM (XlbwU)

277 official ruling: needs a bag for his entire body
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 08, 2019 10:47 PM (7KYil)

Body Condom level from Bebe's, anyone else?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:49 PM (KNycr)

278 https://tinyurl.com/yc5sxs7h

Not.

Posted by: Infidel at January 08, 2019 10:49 PM (9L2du)

279 Night Slap.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 08, 2019 10:49 PM (ffYR/)

280 It's PDF, so if you want to view it at full-resolution and rotate it, etc., you'll need to download it and open it in Reader.

https://tinyurl.com/ydgn9vs9
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 08, 2019 10:18 PM (/6nXk)


Brilliant! Love it.

Next stop: Clue

It was ace, under the underpass with the IKEA shelving.

Posted by: Max Power at January 08, 2019 10:49 PM (q177U)

281
274 Too tired tonight, Horde. Have a good ONT!

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*
Posted by: Slapweasel at January 08, 2019 10:48 PM (Ckg4U)


Sweet dreams, Slap.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 10:49 PM (TdMsT)

282 Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:42 PM (KNycr)

he looks rather startled-as if he was a relation of A O-C but not so poppy eyed. He also looks scruffy and I don't really care much for scruffy. Of course I don't know what his 50 year old body looks like

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 10:50 PM (AllCR)

283 A frenchman of Algerian lineage?

Posted by: JAS at January 08, 2019 10:47 PM (3HNOQ)

Those people are like The Plague.

Posted by: Miklos Camus at January 08, 2019 10:50 PM (zCyNd)

284 If no border wall, why not no TSA? No border control officers? Nonpassports, no VISAs, no work permits, no social security numbers...

Posted by: LASue at January 08, 2019 10:51 PM (XROPS)

285
Cause I got beef
For dem raggity hoes who like to use their teeth.

Posted by: 2 live crew at January 08, 2019 10:51 PM (tRLIC)

286 more than DOUBLE the grid, to have all electric transportation at the same level we currently enjoy.

Posted by: Don Q at January 08, 2019 10:45 PM (NgKpN)

Works for me!

Join me in support of Dildo's Green Deal!

200 standardized nuclear power plants built in the next 10 years.

We will then be able to dominate the fossil fuel markets for the next 50 years, drive Russia into bankruptcy, and have a net surplus with China.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 08, 2019 10:51 PM (wYseH)

287 I feel that PDT's ability to survive and thrive in
the face of relentless attacks, abuse and disinformation speaks to a
strength that is available to a person only if he has a close
relationship with God. I am unable to believe that he could continue
to go forward without the protection and strength from that
relationship.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 10:23 PM (TdMsT)
Well, I dunno about that. I am all for belief in God and know it gives people strength, but Trump has never seemed like a particularly religious man to me (although he respects religious belief). I think it's sheer bullnecked egotism (which I see more evidence for than religious belief). Churchill was not an extremely religious man either, but he had the same sort of tough self-confidence. (And that same trait made him a difficult man to deal with in everyday life.) The traits of great leaders are not always traits we would find easy to bear in a friend or family member.


Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at January 08, 2019 10:51 PM (d6Ksn)

288 Huh. I looked it up. (After making my assertion, looking things up first is cheating).

You are correct. I could have sworn I saw Alomar talking about that album in a documentary, but I guess he was talking about something else.


Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 08, 2019 10:40 PM


Maybe. But, he wouldn't be out of place for an opinion about it. Alomar worked on a lot of Bowie's stuff, recordings, live... before and after (IIRC) that LP.

Posted by: otho at January 08, 2019 10:51 PM (LkFnL)

289 Anyone seen jewells? Hope she's getting comfort.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 08, 2019 10:51 PM (EZebt)

290 https://tinyurl.com/yc5sxs7h
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**gag!!,**

Posted by: lin-duh galt at January 08, 2019 10:52 PM (kufk0)

291 If no border wall, why not no TSA? No border control officers? No passports, no VISAs, no work permits, no social security numbers...
Posted by: LASue at January 08, 2019 10:51 PM (XROPS)

I need the order form for your newsletter!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at January 08, 2019 10:52 PM (f3oO4)

292 277 Body Condom level from Bebe's, anyone else?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:49 PM (KNycr)

No no no, shrink wrapped & then thoroughly duct taped so it's not visible.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 08, 2019 10:52 PM (7KYil)

293 Night Slap.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:52 PM (KNycr)

294 Anyone seen jewells? Hope she's getting comfort.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 08, 2019 10:51 PM (EZebt)


Yes, she popped in on the thread before the Trumpcast thread I think.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 08, 2019 10:53 PM (t+qrx)

295 Thanks for the ONT! Lotsa content.

Saw the video early today of the cop shooting the poor innocent doggeh.

I can't say what kind of thoughts went through my head when I saw it, because we aren't supposed to incite violence around the comment section.

Suffice to say it made me really, really angry.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 08, 2019 10:53 PM (Ri2UQ)

296 Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at January 08, 2019 10:51 PM (d6Ksn)

Bingo.

100% on the mark.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 08, 2019 10:53 PM (wYseH)

297 Hey everybody.

Okay, time for more advice. Or in this case, let's be honest, I need moral support.

As some of you may know, I'm working again, part-time to augment my Social Security Disability benefits. I got the job working for a local small newspaper network.

Anyway, part of my job is-- or, was-- to actually enter into a program, legal items that people need published in the newspaper, because the Courts are still stuck in the 19th century. I'm talking things like Fictitious Business Name Statements and personal name changes.

We charge a certain amount, put the notices in the paper once a week for four weeks, then send affidavits of publication to the customers.

Anyway, when I was taught to use the program, I was taught to COPY previous entries of these items, and type new entries over the previous entries. It's a glorified data entry program for newsprint publishers.

BUT... it turned out, just before Christmas, that everything I was typing was based on an ad that was "set aside," or instructed in the program NOT to publish in the newspaper.

So now we have about 25 clients whose money we've taken, but we haven't fulfilled our duty to publish their notices. What's worse is that these legal notices usually have about 30-day deadlines, so some of these customers have had to RE-file with the court and pay additional court fees, because of our screw-up.

We've contacted all of these customers. Some have been nice and even agreed to refile and publish again with us, some have requested a refund and chosen to go elsewhere to publish (which I understand 100%, and we've cheerfully done their refunds), and some we're still waiting to hear from about their decision what to do from here.

I should mention that all of these customers chose to pay over the phone, using their Visa, MC or Amex.

Time to come clean: YES, we-- and I-- screwed up. I am sorry, and thank God, my co-workers and bosses have been incredibly understanding. They've told me this program we use is new, and a lot of people are having trouble with it, so now the entire chain is going to have a meeting soon on the right ways to use it. I welcome that. It's much better than the last lady worked for, Jessica, whom as I told you all about, considered making mistakes to be insubordination.

Anyway here's the problem.

We have ONE customer, a woman, who just won't accept that we're sorry, we made a mistake, and we can refund for her the money WE charge her, but we CANNOT refund the money she paid the court. ($23, by the way.)

She's been calling EVERY SINGLE MORNING to mouth off, call us liars and ripoff artists, tell us all the horrible ways she's going to libel our company online, etc etc etc etc etc.

In short, she just won't accept "I'm sorry, here's your money back."

I've mentioned this to my boss numerous times. His response is, just let her vent.

My fear is, she's working herself up to something worse.

Anyway, just wanted your advice on how to deal with her from here on out. I've now spoken to this woman three times and every time she's been a nightmare to deal with on the phone. THIS morning, I literally just told her 'sorry, I have to put you on hold, I have another call." (I didn't have another call.) Then I just left her there.

I'm learning all over again, the customer is not only always right, they're oftentimes complete utter asshole doofuses from the netherworld.

(OTOH I've also had a lot of good experiences, and learned maybe I'm not as bad with the public as I used to think I am.)

Anyway again, your advice on how to deal with permanently pissed-off customers is appreciated and welcome. And again, bear in mind, we're AGREEING that we fcuked up with this customer and trying to make it right. It's just that I can't give this woman her court fees (again, a whopping $23) back, even thought that's what she keeps demanding and/or screaming for.

Sorry for the wall of text, but this just needed some context to explain IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 08, 2019 10:54 PM (miE9U)

298 Works for me!

Join me in support of Dildo's Green Deal!

200 standardized nuclear power plants built in the next 10 years.

We will then be able to dominate the fossil fuel markets for the next 50 years, drive Russia into bankruptcy, and have a net surplus with China.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 08, 2019 10:51 PM (wYseH)

*Seconded*

We can try out some cool newer generation power plant ideas I remember reading about 20 years ago.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:54 PM (KNycr)

299 i was busy and off the thread, and didn't see the actual speech.

and naow i'm cooking dinner, so still no time to check things...

how was the GEOTUS's short speech?

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 08, 2019 10:54 PM (zJ7J0)

300 The dims have lost this wall business and will be lucky to come out as a viable political party. Even my lefty nutso mom has come out supporting the wall and better immigration enforcement. Just an anecdotal thing but the majority of Americans support the crackdown on th border and a wall. The dims will go down in flames over this.

Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at January 08, 2019 10:54 PM (0OmEj)

301 Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop @247

That is the guy?


Meh.

Needs to either:


1--Grow the damned beard, -or-2--Shave the dirt off his face and neck.

I see more attractive guys, right here in my town--


Every. Day.

Posted by: JQ at January 08, 2019 10:54 PM (zMzA6)

302 Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 08, 2019 10:51 PM (EZebt)

She was on earlier today saying that she had a lot of things to take care of, that it was hard to clean out her mother's room and the she needed to go to the funeral home.I think the days after are harder when the funeral is over and everybody has gone home because up to that point you are very busy.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 10:54 PM (AllCR)

303 No no no, shrink wrapped & then thoroughly duct taped so it's not visible.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 08, 2019 10:52 PM (7KYil)

Ok. Correction: 'Dexter Level' from Bebe's.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:54 PM (KNycr)

304 Krugman is an ass. First of all, "Rich" people are not defined, but when ya get right down to it, it's the middle income business owners who get hosed. The truly wealthy don't need to worry, nor the truly poor, for different reasons. Who does that leave? Those ignorant hick rubes in Flyover Jesusland, mostly, that's who. Funny, that.

Take someone for example who works a dry cleaning operation, or a restaurant, a grocery store, or a gas station owner or any number or type of small businesses. I guarantee you far less than 100% tax rates are sufficient to make them say "F This" and shut it down.

Nobody has a right to someone else's labor. We fought a war to end Slavery 160 years ago, but these SOBs just think "rich" people have piles of money laying around. It doesn't work that way.

Taxation in our modern system is just a way of punishing people when you get right down to it. A way to effect social policy. Barky McFuckstick even acknowledged this publicly, allowing that "Even if revenues were to decline under these rates, it's the right thing to do." Now that's one dumb MFer.

The federal government borrows most of the money it needs and pays interest on - get this - what amounts to printing press money. It's just 1s and 0s today, even more convenient.

We're not that far off from Venezuela in one sense, the only reason monetary inflation hasn't gone sideways is the USD is the "reserve currency", if that were ever to change, it's Katy Bar the Door. Overnight.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 08, 2019 10:56 PM (JCbo4)

305
If you're talking about the touched-up pics from
the photo shoot, sure. But, the real life 25 yo vs the real life 50 yo?
I guarantee you would know the difference.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 08, 2019 10:44 PM (bp3BU)
Marie Osmond has to be the most attractive older woman I can think of and she's pushing 60. I don't think it's Nutrisystem. She must have a portrait tucked away in the attic....

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at January 08, 2019 10:56 PM (d6Ksn)

306 *tallies*

Well, I think we can say there is a fair number of 29 year old bodies who will not be offering themselves for Mr. Moix's perusal.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 10:56 PM (KNycr)

307 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 08, 2019 10:51 PM (wYseH)

I'm sorry sir, this is the Department of Impractical Environmental Concepts, you'll have to go down the hall to the Department of Realistic Engineering Solutions!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at January 08, 2019 10:57 PM (f3oO4)

308 You would have to increase the Electric grid, both production and transmission, by 130%... yes, more than DOUBLE the grid, to have all electric transportation at the same level we currently enjoy.

That's exactly what environmentalists think needs to happen - I've sat through their presentations.

And, BTW, while you more than double electrical generation, you need to shut down all remaining coal and natural gas plants. (After successfully demonizing coal, the enviros have recently made the surprising discovery that natural gas is just as bad as coal, so we have to shut down all the natural gas production too.)

Some people are quietly expecting the Great California Blackout within the next twenty years - California is in the process of getting rid of its remaining caseload electrical generation (like nuclear), and will have an electrical system entirely composed of intermittent renewables in California, while bringing in baseload power in from neighboring states via long transmission lines.

Transmission lines fail occasionally, and if it does so when the wind is not blowing and the sun is not shining in California, California is going to be in a world of hurt.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 08, 2019 10:57 PM (I2/tG)

309 "The new electric Harley comes with playing cards and clothespins for that 'big rumble' sound!"

Posted by: Avenger at January 08, 2019 10:57 PM (70ScF)

310 Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at January 08, 2019 10:51 PM (d6Ksn)


(with Churchill reference)

Pelosi: Trump baaaaaaaaaad.....balablabla

Trump: Perhaps, Madame, but tomorrow I shall indisputibly be President

Posted by: Winston Spencer Miklos at January 08, 2019 10:58 PM (zCyNd)

311 Transmission lines fail occasionally, and if it does so when the wind is not blowing and the sun is not shining in California, California is going to be in a world of hurt.
Posted by: The ARC of History at January 08, 2019 10:57 PM (I2/tG)

Planet of the Apes, Darlin.

Posted by: The Pilot from By Dawn's Early Light at January 08, 2019 10:58 PM (KNycr)

312 If you fueled electric vehicles as quickly as you can fuel a gasoline car - the average 500 MW nuclear reactor could only fuel 85 cars at a time. So every city in the country would require a ring of nuclear reactors to be built around them in order to just fuel cars.
As far as pollution goes, nobody ever talks about all the ozone those electric motors would create.

Posted by: An Observation at January 08, 2019 10:59 PM (l8Qs6)

313 California is going to be in a world of hurt.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 08, 2019 10:57 PM (I2/tG)

I swear...that sound is not me laughing like a hyena.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 08, 2019 10:59 PM (wYseH)

314 Oh, a little update on the Crazy Cat Lady situation: looks like she may be back in the picture now. Mixed feelings on this one.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 10:59 PM (GBteo)

315 Trump never promised us a government shutdown. It's more in the way of a bonus.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Yeah baby! at January 08, 2019 10:59 PM (XlbwU)

316 Posted by: qdpsteve at January 08, 2019 10:54 PM (miE9U)
.....

Your company should give her $23 to shut her up.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 08, 2019 11:00 PM (Ri2UQ)

317 314 Oh, a little update on the Crazy Cat Lady situation: looks like she may be back in the picture now. Mixed feelings on this one.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 10:59 PM (GBteo)

Is this crazy eyes lady or the other one?

Posted by: The Pilot from By Dawn's Early Light at January 08, 2019 11:00 PM (KNycr)

318 Bitter Clinger, I kind of agree.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 08, 2019 11:01 PM (miE9U)

319 Planet of the Apes, Darlin.

Something like this happened in California in 1996 when the transmission lines from the Northwest failed on a hot August day. At the time, California had enough fossil fuel generation to replace the power from the Northwest, so the blackout only lasted a few hours.

California is in the process of getting rid of its remaining fossil fuel generation and nuclear.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 08, 2019 11:01 PM (I2/tG)

320 The hatred for EVs is weird. Seriously, drive a Tesla roadster and then tell me it's just virtue signaling.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:01 PM (t5Z13)

321 Posted by: The ARC of History at January 08, 2019 10:57 PM (I2/tG)

Yeah, energy production is kind of fucked. Just look at us in New England -- New York won't let any new natural gas pipelines be built across their state, and we shut down our coal plants (for the children), so every winter we have a horrible natural gas shortage that requires tankers from Russia to fix.

It's fun.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:01 PM (GBteo)

322 , 2019 10:57 PM (I2/tG)

I swear...that sound is not me laughing like a hyena.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 08, 2019 10:59 PM (wYseH)


I was laughing like a hyena too, and thought I heard an echo!

Posted by: Ladyl at January 08, 2019 11:01 PM (TdMsT)

323 Posted by: qdpsteve at January 08, 2019 10:54 PM (miE9U)

$23 out of pocket seems like a cheap investment although it isn't fair!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at January 08, 2019 11:01 PM (f3oO4)

324 Hrothgar, true.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 08, 2019 11:02 PM (miE9U)

325 OMG! You have to look at these memes from WZ about schmucker and poo-lousy...rotflmao. Especially the last one where someone swapped their faces.

https://tinyurl.com/yd8bmj6z

Posted by: lin-duh galt at January 08, 2019 11:02 PM (kufk0)

326 Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 10:59 PM (GBteo)


If she has crazy cat eyes....

Posted by: Dr. Ruth, sniper and sexologist at January 08, 2019 11:02 PM (zCyNd)

327 Is this crazy eyes lady or the other one?
Posted by: The Pilot from By Dawn's Early Light at January 08, 2019 11:00 PM (KNycr)

Hmm... Well, I've been seeing Crazy Cat Lady and Crazy Liberal Feminist lately.

I would probably say Crazy Cat Lady has a bit of the crazy eyes going on, but they both kind of do -- frankly, I'm not sure I remember which one I described that way to the 'hq.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:03 PM (GBteo)

328 312 If you fueled electric vehicles as quickly as you can fuel a gasoline car - the average 500 MW nuclear reactor could only fuel 85 cars at a time. So every city in the country would require a ring of nuclear reactors to be built around them in order to just fuel cars.
As far as pollution goes, nobody ever talks about all the ozone those electric motors would create.
Posted by: An Observation

Sigh, The bottom line is:
It takes X amount of power to move X amount of weight X amount of distance. NO power source exceeds the ICE for weight per horsepower. Get over it biatches, it's physics.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 08, 2019 11:03 PM (LOq4H)

329 prefer younger women's bodies, that's all. End of. The body of a 25-year-old woman is extraordinary. The body of a woman of 50 is not extraordinary at all," Yann Moix
***
We talking skin tone, or skill sets?

Posted by: Well, Duh! at January 08, 2019 11:03 PM (eNHDE)

330
Waal, Trump told me to call my reps about border security, so I called Kamala Harris and left her a voicemail.

Then I called Dianne Feinstein, but that comet-struck dinosaur isn't set up for voicemail and she didn't happen to be in her office at the moment, so I called Kamala back and left a second message. I told her I'm an ex-Dem and if she thinks she's going to win in 2020 with her current stance on illegal immigration, she's nuts.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 08, 2019 11:03 PM (mblbk)

331 I would probably say Crazy Cat Lady has a bit of the crazy eyes going on, but they both kind of do -- frankly, I'm not sure I remember which one I described that way to the 'hq.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:03 PM (GBteo)

I am referring to the crazy one who was 'cool when she drinks, and she is almost always drinking.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 11:04 PM (KNycr)

332 palate cleanser for the 'ettes. and shep.

https://tinyurl.com/yb8244f7

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 08, 2019 11:04 PM (7KYil)

333
.

...

Posted by: . at January 08, 2019 11:04 PM (B5mRU)

334 329 prefer younger women's bodies, that's all. End of. The body of a 25-year-old woman is extraordinary. The body of a woman of 50 is not extraordinary at all," Yann Moix
***
We talking skin tone, or skill sets?
Posted by: Well, Duh! at January 08, 2019 11:03 PM (eNHDE)

The oldest girl I've ever hooked up with was 29, so I can't really relate.

#millennialproblems

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:04 PM (GBteo)

335 It's fun.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:01 PM (GBteo)

In the 70s, Texans had bumper stickers-"Freeze in the dark, Yankees"

Posted by: Dr. Miklos, Art thraed sniper spotter (Finns a specialty) at January 08, 2019 11:04 PM (zCyNd)

336 "Oh, a little update on the Crazy Cat Lady situation: looks like she may be back in the picture now. Mixed feelings on this one.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 10:59 PM (GBteo) "

The one that talks to her cat?

Have you informed her yet that kitty thinks a threesome with one of her cute friends is the morally upstanding thing to do?

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 08, 2019 11:04 PM (icI8A)

337 I am referring to the crazy one who was 'cool when she drinks, and she is almost always drinking.'
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 11:04 PM (KNycr)

Oh, that's the womens studies crazy feminist girl.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:05 PM (GBteo)

338 We talking skin tone, or skill sets?
Posted by: Well, Duh!

Brains? Company? Demeanor? ad infinitum?

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 08, 2019 11:05 PM (LOq4H)

339 Thanks bebe's!

Posted by: lin-duh galt at January 08, 2019 11:05 PM (kufk0)

340 Looks AWESOME, Yud!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at January 08, 2019 10:25 PM (CLcKT)

Thanks, dude!

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 08, 2019 11:05 PM (/6nXk)

341 Hmm... Well, I've been seeing Crazy Cat Lady and Crazy Liberal Feminist lately.

I would probably say Crazy Cat Lady has a bit of the crazy eyes going on, but they both kind of do -- frankly, I'm not sure I remember which one I described that way to the 'hq.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:03 PM (GBteo)

Why in the name of God would you date a liberal feminist????? She can't be THAT good in bed.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - team Racist at January 08, 2019 11:05 PM (V7z6/)

342 312

But you dont need to fuel that quickly most people will plus overnight. Speed is not that big a deal for a commuting car which is what the vast majority of cars are uses for 90% of the time. Other than road trips few people need to fill up at an ev "gas station"

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:05 PM (t5Z13)

343 The one that talks to her cat?

Have you informed her yet that kitty thinks a threesome with one of her cute friends is the morally upstanding thing to do?
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 08, 2019 11:04 PM (icI8A)

NO! I haven't had the chance yet, but I'm keeping that one in my back pocket, for sure.

I'm going over to her house next week for dinner, I'm hoping to pull that line out at some point.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:06 PM (GBteo)

344 Yeah, energy production is kind of fucked. Just look at us in New England -- New York won't let any new natural gas pipelines be built across their state, and we shut down our coal plants (for the children), so every winter we have a horrible natural gas shortage that requires tankers from Russia to fix.

Ironic, isn't it?

We've had a preview of the future in South Australia, where the left-wing government got rid of all the fossil fuel plants in the state, and had only renewables, plus electric power imported by transmission line from a neighboring state.

Two things resulted:

1) Electric prices went through the roof.

and,

2) When the transmission line bringing in power failed, all of South Australia blacked out for more than a day.

Imagine Los Angeles blacked out for more than a day.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 08, 2019 11:06 PM (I2/tG)

345 The hatred for EVs is weird. Seriously, drive a Tesla roadster and then tell me it's just virtue signaling.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:01 PM (t5Z13)

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

It is not hatred of EVs. It is a dislike of the hypocrisy of those that drive them thinking that their use is emissions free. While actual operation may not create emissions, the fossil fuel electric generation plants sure do, as does the mining process to get battery material for manufacturing. Disposal of spent batteries is also eco-unfriendly.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 08, 2019 11:06 PM (ffYR/)

346 Harry

AYFKM?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at January 08, 2019 11:06 PM (PkVlr)

347 and can't support the travel needs of almost any one except a city commuter.
Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at January 08, 2019 10:41 PM


There are other people who matter?

Posted by: The Elite at January 08, 2019 11:06 PM (DMUuz)

348 "NO power source exceeds the ICE for weight per horsepower. Get over it biatches, it's physics."

But if it only saves one life... *sob*

-Insert celeb name here

Posted by: Avenger at January 08, 2019 11:06 PM (70ScF)

349 The hatred for EVs is weird. Seriously, drive a Tesla roadster and then tell me it's just virtue signaling.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:01 PM (t5Z13)

It's not hatred for electric vehicles. It's contempt for the notion that electric vehicles represent some sort of a "solution" for the "problems" we don't actually have.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 08, 2019 11:07 PM (nPGq2)

350 I feel like "most people aesthetically prefer a 25 year old body to a 50 year old body" should be relatively uncontroversial for both sexes.

However, women also are attracted to status, responsibility, wealth, maturity, men with stable careers - things that tend to increase with age.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 08, 2019 11:07 PM (icI8A)

351 Bitter Clinger, I kind of agree.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 08, 2019 11:01 PM (miE9U)

.....

I have, upon occasion, taken money out of my tip jar to pay for a mistake our bar has made that the manager will not own up to in order to make a customer happy.

Then I usually walk around muttering about my cheap ass boss, what a tight-fisted bastard he is, and my own philanthropy until he is shamed into reimbursing me what ever it is that I refunded a customer.

But I've been working for the man on and off for 16 years. Might not be the best approach for you!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 08, 2019 11:07 PM (Ri2UQ)

352 Why in the name of God would you date a liberal feminist????? She can't be THAT good in bed.
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - team Racist at January 08, 2019 11:05 PM (V7z6/)

Eh... I don't know.

Any port in a storm, I guess.

Plus I live in New England, a lot of them are like that. At least she tolerates my politics and doesn't want to literally emasculate me.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:07 PM (GBteo)

353 Why in the name of God would you date a liberal feminist????? She can't be THAT good in bed.
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - team Racist at January 08, 2019 11:05 PM (V7z6/)

The Crazy-Hot proportion is a real thing. I am not saying it is right, but it is often true.

I once had a buddy who described the extremely hot, but crazy girlfriend as 'She is crazy as a shithouse rat but I can...' and I am going to stop right there.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 11:08 PM (KNycr)

354 327 Hmm... Well, I've been seeing Crazy Cat Lady and Crazy Liberal Feminist lately.

so you've decided to ignore never stick your dick and instead are doubling down?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 08, 2019 11:08 PM (7KYil)

355 Imagine Los Angeles blacked out for more than a day.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 08, 2019 11:06 PM (I2/tG)


It's.....BEAUTIFUL

Posted by: Sure Dave, I can do that at January 08, 2019 11:08 PM (zCyNd)

356 Anyway again, your advice on how to deal with permanently pissed-off customers is appreciated and welcome. And again, bear in mind, we're AGREEING that we fcuked up with this customer and trying to make it right. It's just that I can't give this woman her court fees (again, a whopping $23) back, even thought that's what she keeps demanding and/or screaming for.

Sorry for the wall of text, but this just needed some context to explain IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 08, 2019 10:54 PM (miE9U)

++++

Sounds like she legitimately had additional expenses because of your company's screw-up. It is just good business practice to make her whole again. If it came to it, I think she would win in small claims court. Pay her the $23.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 08, 2019 11:08 PM (bp3BU)

357 Trump never promised us a government shutdown. It's more in the way of a bonus.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Yeah baby! at January 08, 2019 10:59 PM (XlbwU)

No shit, I really hope he makes some of the cuts permanent.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 08, 2019 11:08 PM (Rz2Nc)

358 Yeah, energy production is kind of fucked. Just look at us in New England -- New York won't let any new natural gas pipelines be built across their state, and we shut down our coal plants (for the children), so every winter we have a horrible natural gas shortage that requires tankers from Russia to fix.

It's fun.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:01 PM (GBteo)

Right now I'm in Mexico. We're installing a 42" pipeline so Texas can sell natural gas to the Mexican government.

That doesn't really help New England at all or anything, but I thought I'd just toss it out there.

Posted by: Vanya at January 08, 2019 11:08 PM (7PLM4)

359 346 Harry

AYFKM?
Posted by: Nurse ratched at January 08, 2019 11:06 PM (PkVlr)

Nope. Most of my dating pool here is to the left of Stalin.

I just kind of roll with it.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:08 PM (GBteo)

360 The body of a 25-year-old woman is extraordinary.
___

25? Pfft. Try a 15 year old. No curves at all!

Posted by: Sen Menendez at January 08, 2019 11:09 PM (cRkMZ)

361 The hatred for EVs is weird. Seriously, drive a Tesla roadster and then tell me it's just virtue signaling.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:01 PM (t5Z13)


The hatred for EVs is balanced by the foaming spittle-flecked hatred for ICEVs and irrational advocacy for EVs against all logic. There are quite a lot of applications where an EV and an ICEV for a two-car family is perfect. It sucks being the only rational person on earth, but somehow I manage.

*walks away whistling nonchalantly*
*walks straight into closed sliding glass door*

Posted by: hogmartin at January 08, 2019 11:09 PM (t+qrx)

362 It's not hatred for electric vehicles. It's contempt for the notion that electric vehicles represent some sort of a "solution" for the "problems" we don't actually have.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 08, 2019 11:07 PM (nPGq2)

This. Make an argument for an EV based on performance, and I will listen. Make it as a moral statement of some sort and I violently disagree.

Power has to come from someplace.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 11:09 PM (KNycr)

363 Kitty also says it wouldn't hurt for her to pick up the tab every once in a while. Cats are very egalitarian that way.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 08, 2019 11:09 PM (icI8A)

364 Where are these 50 year-old wimmins you speak of?

Posted by: 85 year-old man with a fist full of viagra at January 08, 2019 11:09 PM (9Uclw)

365 Right now I'm in Mexico. We're installing a 42" pipeline so Texas can sell natural gas to the Mexican government.

That doesn't really help New England at all or anything, but I thought I'd just toss it out there.
Posted by: Vanya at January 08, 2019 11:08 PM (7PLM4)

Well, appreciate you thinking of us.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:09 PM (GBteo)

366 342 312

But you dont need to fuel that quickly most people will plus overnight. Speed is not that big a deal for a commuting car which is what the vast majority of cars are uses for 90% of the time. Other than road trips few people need to fill up at an ev "gas station"
Posted by: Lurking Lurker

I think you and I have had this discussion. EV's good, Urban.
No so much, rest of planet.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 08, 2019 11:09 PM (LOq4H)

367 What does BK do to make their fries suck so much?
I mean they are french fries...not exactly difficult to make if you have a fry-o-lator...


Posted by: 18-1 at January 08, 2019 11:10 PM (cRkMZ)

368 Bitter and Anon, thanks.

Unfortunately our publisher is the one who's being incredibly tight-fisted, right or wrong. I've been told numerous times by my boss that he's held to a strict no-reimbursement-for-the-court-fees policy for a long time.

So unfortunately it's all about "teh principle" for him. Meanwhile I have to take this woman's lumps.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 08, 2019 11:10 PM (miE9U)

369 Imagine Los Angeles blacked out for more than a day.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 08, 2019 11:06 PM (I2/tG)

*begins polishing scope lens*

Posted by: Korean Grocer at January 08, 2019 11:10 PM (7PLM4)

370 363 Kitty also says it wouldn't hurt for her to pick up the tab every once in a while. Cats are very egalitarian that way.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 08, 2019 11:09 PM (icI8A)

Yeah, she offered to cover our (ridiculous) bar tab last time, and I stupidly demurred.

Next time, I'm totally going to just throw her card down at the bar.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:10 PM (GBteo)

371 Right now I'm in Mexico. We're installing a 42" pipeline so Texas can sell natural gas to the Mexican government.

Natural gas is evil, so I oppose all fracking and natural gas pipelines in New York State!

Posted by: Yoko Ono, Energy Expert at January 08, 2019 11:10 PM (I2/tG)

372 208 So, Krugman believes the tax system is about control.

I guess that's classic leftism.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 08, 2019 10:33 PM (m075u)
---------

This goes back decades. Beardsley Ruml was one of FDRs economics advisors, and gave a speech in the 1940s admitting that taxation per se, was not necessary, as the federal government has a printing press.

Income witholding was his idea, iirc, and I may not. He was a former Macy's department store executive, and was used to the idea of people paying "on time" or credit. Why not skim taxes directly out of people's paychecks? In those days individual taxpayers paid quarterly. Income witholding was sold as a temporary wartime expedient.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 08, 2019 11:11 PM (JCbo4)

373 Running cars on batteries?! Why, that's 17th century technology! Surely we can do better.


Posted by: Avenger at January 08, 2019 11:12 PM (70ScF)

374 Electric cars are ridiculous. The child slaves who mine the rare earths required to manufacture the batteries, which contain enormously toxic materials and readily burn by the way, are just the beginning. The electric grid needed to power fueling is the other most frequently mentioned fault.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Yeah baby! at January 08, 2019 11:12 PM (XlbwU)

375 So unfortunately it's all about "teh principle" for him. Meanwhile I have to take this woman's lumps.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 08, 2019 11:10 PM (miE9U)

Pay her the $23 out of your own pocket, Steve. She will think you are the finest man on Earth. And your boss will be happy because you got rid of an annoyance. Win, win.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 08, 2019 11:13 PM (nPGq2)

376 What's the practicality of an electric vehicle in any climate that requires either heating or cooling?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 08, 2019 11:13 PM (m075u)

377 Why in the name of God would you date a liberal feminist????? She can't be THAT good in bed.
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - team Racist at January 08, 2019 11:05 PM (V7z6/)

Eh... I don't know.

Any port in a storm, I guess.

Plus I live in New England, a lot of them are like that. At least she tolerates my politics and doesn't want to literally emasculate me.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:07 PM (GBteo)

She's just waiting for the right moment, and then out comes the "cage."

I'd rather stick my weenie in a wall socket.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - team Racist at January 08, 2019 11:13 PM (V7z6/)

378 360 Try a 15 year old. No curves at all!
Posted by: Sen Menendez at January 08, 2019 11:09 PM (cRkMZ)

Gross. Anything over 13 is old & decrepit.

Posted by: Roman Polanski at January 08, 2019 11:13 PM (7KYil)

379 Can some woman on here is in their mid twenties who is single and lives in the same state as harry please give him their e-mail, or if not introduce him to their conservative daughter so that he can avoid crazy cat ladies or wacko feminists who drink too much but are only tolerable when they drink?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 11:13 PM (AllCR)

380 All else being equal Id love our energy to come from wind, sun, etc exclusively. I know it will not happen in my lifetime, but I hope we make advances to make it feasible some day.

I hate the idea of subsidizing it but I think free markets combined with tech advances will make it profitable.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:14 PM (t5Z13)

381 I'm basically in the same boat as Harry, though I have a lower tolerance for crazy even in the service of snizz (I'm keepin' up the resolution, ace!). I feel like short of a miracle my best chance is going to be finding one that's capable of being deprogrammed.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 08, 2019 11:14 PM (icI8A)

382 AOP, hmmm, thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 08, 2019 11:14 PM (miE9U)

383 >>Seriously, drive a Tesla roadster and then tell me it's just virtue signaling.


I'll drive what I want. And I do. That Tesla Roadster looks gay next to my 64 Galaxie.

Same reason I don't drive a Corvette. Not really interested in how any pile of plastic goes down the road.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 11:14 PM (m0ex2)

384 Sorry for the wall of text, but this just needed some context to explain IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 08, 2019 10:54 PM (miE9U)

My 2 pesos worth:

People know that the customer/client is not always right. There are many idiots/scammers/assholes who once paid you for something.

People whine to the extent that you give them the opportunity. Ask them to kindly put it in writing. Heh. In 90% of cases, problem solved.

Posted by: Miklos, Certified Slav Customer Experience Associate at January 08, 2019 11:14 PM (zCyNd)

385 [Cow-worker] My new Prius is SOOOOOO good for the earth like no fossil fuels man.

[18-1] Where does the power come from?

[Cow] Like the outlet?

[18-1] No, does the power where you charge come from LNG, coal or something else? Because the former are both fossil fuels.


[Cow] Uh....like I think....solar? Or maybe um....f*ck.


[18-1] Also, do you know big business moved making the batteries to China because they can pollute as much as they want there and no one cares?

[Cow] OH SH*T. WTF. I HATE YOU MAN. Like why did you uh have to tell me this stuff.



Posted by: 18-1 at January 08, 2019 11:14 PM (cRkMZ)

386 What's the practicality of an electric vehicle in any climate that requires either heating or cooling?

LOL. It's not an accident that most EV's are sold in places like California or Florida.

Just wait and see what happens to your EV's claimed range on a cold winter's day in Wisconsin.

Posted by: Yoko Ono, Energy Expert at January 08, 2019 11:15 PM (I2/tG)

387 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 08, 2019 11:13 PM (nPGq2)


I agree and I think Dale Carnegie "How to win friends and influence people" would too

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 11:15 PM (AllCR)

388 So unfortunately it's all about "teh principle" for him. Meanwhile I have to take this woman's lumps.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 08, 2019 11:10 PM (miE9U)

.....

I'm sure.

I can already hear the "If we refund her, than we will have too........every time" discussion going on in my head right now.

And in my mind I always think, "No. No you don't. You can do whatever the f*ck you want on a case by case basis."

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 08, 2019 11:15 PM (Ri2UQ)

389 I think anyone who loves electric cars should buy one and drive it. And shut up about it.

Posted by: Avenger at January 08, 2019 11:15 PM (70ScF)

390 She's just waiting for the right moment, and then out comes the "cage."

I'd rather stick my weenie in a wall socket.
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - team Racist at January 08, 2019 11:13 PM (V7z6

Well, that doesn't sound appealing.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:15 PM (GBteo)

391 "an some woman on here is in their mid twenties who is single and lives in the same state as harry please give him their e-mail, or if not introduce him to their conservative daughter so that he can avoid crazy cat ladies or wacko feminists who drink too much but are only tolerable when they drink?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 11:13 PM (AllCR) "

Bluebell has a conservative daughter and is totally holding out on us!!

(In fairness I think she's probably too young for me. Plus bluebell is like my internet mom.)

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 08, 2019 11:15 PM (icI8A)

392 >>Right now I'm in Mexico. We're installing a 42" pipeline so Texas can sell natural gas to the Mexican government.


Poor Felina.

Posted by: Marty Robbins at January 08, 2019 11:15 PM (m0ex2)

393 Why not skim taxes directly out of people's paychecks? In those days individual taxpayers paid quarterly. Income witholding was sold as a temporary wartime expedient.
Posted by: Common Tater

Dad said. "Pay your taxes all at once on April 15th, and the executions would start April 16th."

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 08, 2019 11:15 PM (LOq4H)

394 234 But a young mother has been barred from her local pub after a complaint that the words discriminated against transgender people.

First they came for the white men, and I said nothing. Whelp, now referring to yourself as a human female, puts you on THEIR list.
And by "THEIR" I mean identity politics leftys who really do want to destroy society.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 08, 2019 11:16 PM (+lVUW)

395 Right now I'm in Mexico. We're installing a 42" pipeline so Texas can sell natural gas to the Mexican government.

That doesn't really help New England at all or anything, but I thought I'd just toss it out there.
Posted by: Vanya at January 08, 2019 11:08 PM (7PLM4)

How's the local talent?

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - team Racist at January 08, 2019 11:16 PM (V7z6/)

396 Is Fen running a matchmaking service? Oh dear.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 08, 2019 11:16 PM (ykYG2)

397 You know what I love?

When your local blue municipality passes a law that 50% of the parking spots have to be for compact cars (because the ERF man)...so those spots fill up with luxury SUVs and Ford F-150s because blue voters aren't going to drive compacts dammit....they deserve their rides...

Posted by: 18-1 at January 08, 2019 11:16 PM (cRkMZ)

398 Re the Tesla:

I would bet serious money, more than half of the people who drive one here in SoCal are doing it for the image, prestige and perks. It's the new PC way of saying "look how well I'm doing."

When push comes to shove? They're not going to sacrifice anything about their cushy plushy lifestyles for the environment...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 08, 2019 11:16 PM (miE9U)

399 379 Can some woman on here is in their mid twenties who is single and lives in the same state as harry please give him their e-mail, or if not introduce him to their conservative daughter so that he can avoid crazy cat ladies or wacko feminists who drink too much but are only tolerable when they drink?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 11:13 PM (AllCR)

Ooh, I appreciate the effort, Fen!

I live in NH, go to school in MA, and travel to CT and NY regularly, so I'm pretty open to anyone in New England or the NYC area.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:17 PM (GBteo)

400 Nope. Most of my dating pool here is to the left of Stalin.

I just kind of roll with it.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:08 PM (GBteo)

If I was involved with someone that far out there, I'd be tempted to pretend to take their side, suggesting more and more extreme policies just to see what they'd nod and say "Oh, yeah, definitely!" to.

Posted by: Vanya at January 08, 2019 11:17 PM (7PLM4)

401 I'd rather stick my weenie in a wall socket.
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - team Racist at January 08, 2019 11:13 PM (V7z6


110 or 220?

Posted by: Size matters at January 08, 2019 11:17 PM (9Uclw)

402 I would bet serious money, more than half of the people who drive one here in SoCal are doing it for the image, prestige and perks.

It's a mobile Rolex watch.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 08, 2019 11:17 PM (I2/tG)

403 Heard in 1906 somewhere...

Gas cars by the millions? Do you know how much oil would be needed for that? Impossible. No way we could ever set up and infrastructure capable of such volume of drilling, refining, transportation and a network of gas stations.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:17 PM (t5Z13)

404 Miklos and Bitter Clinger, true and thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 08, 2019 11:17 PM (miE9U)

405 I live in NH, go to school in MA, and travel to CT and NY regularly

***

I'm sure there are some sane 20ish single women in the NY/CT/MA area but....good luck finding them...

Posted by: 18-1 at January 08, 2019 11:17 PM (cRkMZ)

406 "And in my mind I always think, "No. No you don't. You can do whatever the f*ck you want on a case by case basis."

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 08, 2019 11:15 PM (Ri2UQ) "

Yeah, when my work was giving me the "we're laying you off" spiel, they did the whole "if we made an exception for you, we'd have to make one for everyone."

In my head I'm thinking "No, you're the boss, you can do whatever the hell you want. Especially because you can just keep it secret because I'm not supposed to let anybody at work know that this meeting even happened."

And since they kept me on, I was 100% right.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 08, 2019 11:18 PM (icI8A)

407
we CANNOT refund the money she paid the court. ($23, by the way.)



Posted by: qdpsteve at January 08, 2019 10:54 PM (miE9U
====

Why can't you? It was your screwup. If I bounce this thing called a "check" on someone and their bank charges them for it, I have to pay them for that charge.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 08, 2019 11:18 PM (mblbk)

408 396 Is Fen running a matchmaking service? Oh dear.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 08, 2019 11:16 PM (ykYG2)

I know, I'm a bit worried Fen will hook me up with one of the people masturbating on the suicide hotline, but hey -- you never know!

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:18 PM (GBteo)

409 I doubt 10% of LIV's, the FSA, millennial hipsters or illegals for that matter could identify either of those blithering senile geriatrics that were on their TV's after Trump. But they sure know Trump is evil and stupid and must be stopped.

Posted by: Ripley at January 08, 2019 11:18 PM (NbRJx)

410 Al Pacino Approved ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1082705711094734849

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1082705803814019073

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1082705894662725633

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1082705991119110145

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1082706072102682626

Posted by: kbdabear at January 08, 2019 11:18 PM (0Ntuf)

411 Also, I am willing to bet that Tesla isn't going to be on the road in 55 years.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 11:18 PM (m0ex2)

412 If I was involved with someone that far out there, I'd be tempted to pretend to take their side, suggesting more and more extreme policies just to see what they'd nod and say "Oh, yeah, definitely!" to.

Posted by: Vanya at January 08, 2019 11:17 PM (7PLM4)

Eh, yeah I just mostly roll with it.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:19 PM (GBteo)

413 "If I was involved with someone that far out there, I'd be tempted to pretend to take their side, suggesting more and more extreme policies just to see what they'd nod and say "Oh, yeah, definitely!" to.

Posted by: Vanya at January 08, 2019 11:17 PM (7PLM4) "

Might be fun to always trump them and see how far you can take their ideas before they actually catch on.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 08, 2019 11:19 PM (icI8A)

414 Blonde, hmmm

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 08, 2019 11:20 PM (miE9U)

415 All else being equal Id love our energy to come from wind, sun, etc exclusively.

If all else were equal, why would it matter to you? Personally, I want to free Mother Earth of all that toxic petroleum, and I know the fastest way to do that is with V-8 engines.

Posted by: t-bird at January 08, 2019 11:20 PM (VP1E6)

416 More Al Pacino Approved ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1082706151999975425

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1082706237911941120

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1082706348868075527

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1082706493970022401

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1082706587452694528

Posted by: kbdabear at January 08, 2019 11:20 PM (0Ntuf)

417 Harry, You go to a law school. There's no conservative organization at your school where you can meet women?. It isn't a law school, but even ultra liberal Princeton Uinversity has a conservative group called something like "The James Madison society" that sponsors topics of interest to conservatives.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 11:20 PM (AllCR)

418 408 396 Is Fen running a matchmaking service? Oh dear.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 08, 2019 11:16 PM (ykYG2)

I know, I'm a bit worried Fen will hook me up with one of the people masturbating on the suicide hotline, but hey -- you never know!
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:18 PM (GBteo)

Many women like watching men masterbating on the suicide hotline.

Posted by: literally serious at January 08, 2019 11:20 PM (tRLIC)

419 I would bet serious money, more than half of the
people who drive one here in SoCal are doing it for the image, prestige
and perks. It's the new PC way of saying "look how well I'm doing."



When push comes to shove? They're not going to sacrifice anything about their cushy plushy lifestyles for the environment...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 08, 2019 11:16 PM (miE9U)

I'd be willing to bet you that 90% of those Teslas sold share garage space with a Lexus, Infiniti, BMW, or Lincoln.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 08, 2019 11:20 PM (nPGq2)

420 know, I'm a bit worried Fen will hook me up with one of the people masturbating on the suicide hotline, but hey

That's when I learnt I had to route my phone through an anonymising service.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 08, 2019 11:20 PM (ykYG2)

421 "I know, I'm a bit worried Fen will hook me up with one of the people masturbating on the suicide hotline, but hey -- you never know!

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:18 PM (GBteo) "

A woman who calls into suicide hotlines to have phone sex?

Ugh, I just know she's going to be played by Zooey Deschanel in the film version of my life.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 08, 2019 11:20 PM (icI8A)

422 Why can't you? It was your screwup. If I bounce this thing called a "check" on someone and their bank charges them for it, I have to pay them for that charge.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 08, 2019 11:18 PM (mblbk)

---------

Man. Tough crowd tonight.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 08, 2019 11:20 PM (UGqF8)

423 Heard in 1906 somewhere...

Yeah, and we've been hearing how we'll all have flying cars for almost that long.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 08, 2019 11:21 PM (m075u)

424 If I was involved with someone that far out there, I'd be tempted to
pretend to take their side, suggesting more and more extreme policies
just to see what they'd nod and say "Oh, yeah, definitely!" to.

***

Or kick it up a notch.

Notice what your date has for status symbols and...
Like anyone with a new car? Like those people should totally be forced to give those up! Or jewelry? How many poor people could eat for the price of a new iPhone?


Posted by: 18-1 at January 08, 2019 11:21 PM (cRkMZ)

425 No offense but I'm not introducing any daughter of mine to somebody whose nic is Harry Paratestes.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 11:21 PM (2DOZq)

426 How's the local talent?
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - team Racist at January 08, 2019 11:16 PM (V7z6/)

I'm offshore on a barge. The port city we pull into has the same danger rating from the US State Department that Iraq does. Thanks, dopeheads!

But to answer your question. Very few hot, but the cute threshold is surprisingly high. Very nice people.

Posted by: Vanya at January 08, 2019 11:21 PM (7PLM4)

427 I think anyone who loves electric cars should buy one, without a subsidy , and drive it. And shut up about it.
Posted by: Avenger
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Edited

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 08, 2019 11:21 PM (2ENQq)

428 Cicero, yup :-)
AOP, or oftentimes all 4 :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 08, 2019 11:21 PM (miE9U)

429 Gas cars by the millions? Do you know how much oil would be needed for that? Impossible. No way we could ever set up and infrastructure capable of such volume of drilling, refining, transportation and a network of gas stations.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:17 PM (t5Z13)

Again. No one is disputing the technology in of itself (although range is still an issue to my mind.) We are disputing the idea that somehow this is better for the earth when this power HAS to come from somewhere- almost invariably a fossil fuel burning power plant.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 11:21 PM (KNycr)

430 I'd be willing to bet you that 90% of those Teslas sold share garage space with a Lexus, Infiniti, BMW, or Lincoln.

Or a Hummer, Escalade, or other gas hog.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 08, 2019 11:21 PM (m075u)

431 Nope. Most of my dating pool here is to the left of Stalin.

I just kind of roll with it.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:08 PM (GBteo)

So "Harry Paratestes" is actually Fidel Castro's jet-set grandson.


Cool. Grandad would be proud.

Posted by: Miklos, from the Struggle in the Sierra Madre at January 08, 2019 11:22 PM (zCyNd)

432 Many women like watching men masterbating on the suicide hotline.
Posted by: literally serious at January 08, 2019 11:20 PM (tRLIC)

--------

The trick is holding the phone steady.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 08, 2019 11:22 PM (UGqF8)

433 Oh dear.

NO. I am Not. I am not the first person to say the people who want to date conservatives would find appropriate people on here and indeed there are several romances that came from people on here talking off line.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 11:22 PM (AllCR)

434
Many women like watching men masterbating on the suicide hotline.
___

That's hot. Now get back to it Conrad!

Posted by: Michelle Carter at January 08, 2019 11:22 PM (cRkMZ)

435
Opening Day, April 24, 1934. Philadelphia Athletics vs. New York Yankees.

https://youtu.be/mRS6YppAFcg

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 08, 2019 11:22 PM (LsBY9)

436 I love threads like this. When I was a stripling my dad told me, "All women have a bit of Mrs. Bennett in them."

Posted by: Vanya at January 08, 2019 11:22 PM (7PLM4)

437 417 Harry, You go to a law school. There's no conservative organization at your school where you can meet women?. It isn't a law school, but even ultra liberal Princeton Uinversity has a conservative group called something like "The James Madison society" that sponsors topics of interest to conservatives.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 11:20 PM (AllCR)

The Federalist Society, I s'pose. But you should see the women over there. Yikes.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:23 PM (GBteo)

438 I know, I'm a bit worried Fen will hook me up with one of the people masturbating on the suicide hotline, but hey -- you never know!
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:18 PM (GBteo)

Hell, there's probably a dozen chicks in her church who fit that description. You'd have it made.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - team Racist at January 08, 2019 11:23 PM (V7z6/)

439 411 Also, I am willing to bet that Tesla isn't going to be on the road in 55 years.
Posted by: garrett

No shit, my 66' just won't die...yes, I do give it life support from time to time.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 08, 2019 11:23 PM (LOq4H)

440 Gas cars by the millions? Do you know how much oil would be needed for that? Impossible. No way we could ever set up and infrastructure capable of such volume of drilling, refining, transportation and a network of gas stations.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:17 PM (t5Z13)

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

This is absolutely false equivalence. If there were already some sort of fuel powered vehicle in mass use at that time, and gas/diesel would be a switch for hundreds of millions of people, your argument might make sense.

It so happens the vehicle in use at the time was a carriage, pulled by horses.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 08, 2019 11:23 PM (ffYR/)

441 Lol...plenty of evs are sold in cold weather areas.come.on dude. I get evs are for commie fags and all. But those commie fags live in Minneapolis, boston, denver, etc.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:23 PM (t5Z13)

442 425 No offense but I'm not introducing any daughter of mine to somebody whose nic is Harry Paratestes.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 11:21 PM (2DOZq)

Fair. That's very fair.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:23 PM (GBteo)

443 315 Trump never promised us a government shutdown. It's more in the way of a bonus.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Yeah baby!


The shutdown seems like a good way to figure out who to get rid of permanently.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 08, 2019 11:24 PM (+lVUW)

444 somebody whose nic is Harry Paratestes
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For the record I think there is nothing wrong with Harry Paratestes. I mean the name almost rolls right off your tongue doesn't it?

Posted by: Barack Obama at January 08, 2019 11:24 PM (cRkMZ)

445 But to answer your question. Very few hot, but the cute threshold is surprisingly high. Very nice people.
Posted by: Vanya at January 08, 2019 11:21 PM (7PLM4)

It is a probable truism that the cute threshold goes down the longer you spend out on the rig.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 11:24 PM (KNycr)

446 >>When I was a stripling my dad told me,

Me, too.

Except it was my Grandfather.

And he said, "All women suck cock and all women suck cock. Don't you forget that."

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 11:24 PM (m0ex2)

447 "No offense but I'm not introducing any daughter of mine to somebody whose nic is Harry Paratestes.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 11:21 PM (2DOZq) "

Name discrimination is the new racism. Harry Paratestes and Masturbatin' Pete are saints!

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 08, 2019 11:24 PM (icI8A)

448 No offense but I'm not introducing any daughter of mine to somebody whose nic is Harry Paratestes.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 11:21 PM (2DOZq)

I move that Shaven Paratestes would be much gayer and weirder.

Posted by: Vanya at January 08, 2019 11:24 PM (7PLM4)

449 Why can't you? It was your screwup. If I bounce this thing called a "check" on someone


I would bounce a few Czechs. Bouncy bouncy.

Posted by: Miklos, speaking more Slovak than Czech, but they understand each other at January 08, 2019 11:24 PM (zCyNd)

450 I'm a bit worried Fen will hook me up with one of the people masturbating on the suicide hotline,

Yes, I can see why that would be of real concern.


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 11:24 PM (AllCR)

451 Chin up, Barak!

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 08, 2019 11:24 PM (ykYG2)

452 Dad said. "Pay your taxes all at once on April 15th, and the executions would start April 16th."
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 08, 2019 11:15 PM (LOq4H)

Most people don't understand that their taxes do NOT go to the Government.

They go to the Fed Res Bank, to service the Government Account.... which is always in debt.

So your tax return? is actually an interest Free Loan to the Fed Res Bank.

Posted by: Don Q at January 08, 2019 11:25 PM (NgKpN)

453 Name discrimination is the new racism. Harry Paratestes and Masturbatin' Pete are saints!
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 08, 2019 11:24 PM (icI8A)

THANK you!

And I'm sure Masturbatin' Pete agrees.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:25 PM (GBteo)

454 I move that Shaven Paratestes would be much gayer and weirder.

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https://tinyurl.com/nbmp8lo

Link is youtube but NSFW

Posted by: Dr Evil at January 08, 2019 11:26 PM (cRkMZ)

455
Blonde, hmmm

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 08, 2019 11:20 PM (miE9U
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I think it's called "damages." You screw up, you pay the other guy's damages.


Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 08, 2019 11:26 PM (mblbk)

456 Picking up hot liberal lefty chicks isn't that difficult being a conservative. It automatically puts in the asshole/bad boy category and there's nothing an attractive woman likes more than someone that tells them "no". It's fun dispelling all there pre conceived notions of your politics. Never drop your politics and try to conform, you'll just come off as another beta blue pill pussy leftist dude.

Posted by: JROD at January 08, 2019 11:26 PM (3eZPt)

457 "https://youtu.be/mRS6YppAFcg

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 08, 2019 11:22 PM (LsBY9) "

Awesome! I can't entirely hear what Babe Ruth and Jimmie Foxx are talking about but I guarantee you it's booze and pussy.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 08, 2019 11:26 PM (icI8A)

458 I move that Shaven Paratestes would be much gayer and weirder.
Posted by: Vanya at January 08, 2019 11:24 PM (7PLM4)

Agreed. Plus, it might lose some of the Greek vibe I was going for. *(I'm actually Irish, obviously.)

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:26 PM (GBteo)

459 And he said, "All women suck cock and all women suck cock. Don't you forget that."
Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 11:24 PM (m0ex2)

Hah!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 11:26 PM (KNycr)

460 441 Lol...plenty of evs are sold in cold weather areas.come.on dude. I get evs are for commie fags and all. But those commie fags live in Minneapolis, boston, denver, etc.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker

Gosh Lurker, we've been over this: URBAN!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 08, 2019 11:26 PM (LOq4H)

461 448?I move that Shaven Paratestes would be much gayer and weirder.
Posted by: Vanya at January 08, 2019 11:24 PM (7PLM4)

not to mention super scratchy

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 08, 2019 11:26 PM (7KYil)

462 454 I move that Shaven Paratestes would be much gayer and weirder.

___

https://tinyurl.com/nbmp8lo

Link is youtube but NSFW
Posted by: Dr Evil at January 08, 2019 11:26 PM (cRkMZ)

Yeah, like I am gonna click on a link with that juxtaposition anyway.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 11:27 PM (KNycr)

463 Hell, there's probably a dozen chicks in her church who fit that description. You'd have it made.

The chicks in my church are not masturbating on the suicide hotline. Maybe woman do that, but I've never talked to one. The chicks in my church are old enough to be his mother. If he wants people his age he needs to go to a large evangelical church, but he's not religious

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 11:27 PM (AllCR)

464 "And he said, "All women suck cock and all women suck cock. Don't you forget that."

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 11:24 PM (m0ex2) "

Beautiful. It's what the Buddha would have said when he got really horny.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 08, 2019 11:27 PM (icI8A)

465 I move that Shaven Paratestes would be much gayer and weirder.

___

https://tinyurl.com/nbmp8lo

Link is youtube but NSFW
Posted by: Dr Evil at January 08, 2019 11:26 PM (cRkMZ)

Oh HELL no.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - team Racist at January 08, 2019 11:28 PM (V7z6/)

466 Maybe if Kbdabear posted it, I'd give it a shot. The man knows what we like.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 11:28 PM (KNycr)

467 Name discrimination is the new racism. Harry Paratestes and Masturbatin' Pete are saints!

Sainthood requires 3 (3) attested miracles.

Pics.

Posted by: Miklos, College of Cardinal, or perhaps venal sins at January 08, 2019 11:28 PM (zCyNd)

468 It is a probable truism that the cute threshold goes down the longer you spend out on the rig.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 08, 2019 11:24 PM (KNycr)

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of three months' accumulated pay is not very picky.

Posted by: Vanya at January 08, 2019 11:28 PM (7PLM4)

469 When I was dating about a decade ago, it was VERY, VERY hard to find decent men. It wasn't that hard to find guys who were at least nominally conservative - this is Texas - but guys who (a) were intelligent (b) could spell (c) had balls (d) actually followed up after *successfully asking me for a date* (yes...more than once, I agreed to a date, and there was no further contact. Why put yourself through asking if you aren't going to take her up on the yes?) were basically nonexistent.

In fact, I went on quite a few dates from online dating before I met my husband (through this very blog), and between disqualifying grammar, failure to follow up, and one guy who did not laugh at any of my jokes for a full two hours (and yet still thought the date went great), I actually never even got to the point of having to break the news to any of them that as an observant Christian, I would not be banging them outside the sweet, sweet confines of wedlock. (Which I'm well aware would be a dealbreaker for close to 100% of guys, but it wasn't something I was prepared to bring up on a first date.)

I really hope I never find myself trying to date again...

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at January 08, 2019 11:28 PM (rWZ8Y)

470 Also, I am willing to bet that Tesla isn't going to be on the road in 55 years.


We'll have roads on Mars by then.

With good gas station sushi.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 08, 2019 11:28 PM (fuK7c)

471 Gas cars by the millions? Do you know how much oil
would be needed for that? Impossible. No way we could ever set up and
infrastructure capable of such volume of drilling, refining,
transportation and a network of gas stations.





Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:17 PM (t5Z13)

Except that we know how much energy falls on each square meter of Earth's surface from sunlight, and how much energy can be harvested from wind, and barring magic, there is no huge improvement in sight for the rates of return on those sources.
We do know how much energy can be extracted from a barrel of crude oil, and that figure hasn't changed much in a century, but we have gotten (incrementally) better at refining crude into products we can readily use. And we have gotten hugely better at finding crude oil and gas reserves.
To make an analogy for solar panels: imagine we have increased the efficiency of solar cells from 15% to 21%, but have also found found a place where the Sun shines 24 hours a day, year-round.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 08, 2019 11:28 PM (nPGq2)

472 440


The argument is that the grid couldn't handle millions of evs. Which is the exact argument that would have been made in the infancy of the ice.

Today's grid can't. But the grid will expand as the demand increases. Just like all infrastructure does.

So much defeatism.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:29 PM (t5Z13)

473 plenty of evs are sold in cold weather areas

But those commie fags live in Minneapolis

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In 2016, excluding data for December, 967 all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles were sold in Minnesota, according to the Great Plains Institute. That's up significantly over 543 for all of 2015.

Hardly setting the car market in Minnesota on fire.

Meanwhile, in California, about 5% vehicles sold are EV's.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 08, 2019 11:29 PM (I2/tG)

474 "And he said, "All women suck cock and all women suck cock. Don't you forget that."

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 11:24 PM (m0ex2) "


"All women are bi. Your job is to figure out if it's -sexual or -polar."

Posted by: Vanya at January 08, 2019 11:29 PM (7PLM4)

475 There was an incident during the last shutdown that was so ridiculous that I remember it pretty clearly. There was a place on government land where cars could pull off so that the people could go look at some scenery. It wasn't a real parking lot, just a wide gravelly area on the side of the road. Under normal use it required to employees to do anything.

So after the shutdown started, national parks employees were sent in to set up those pylons so that cars couldn't park there.
There was no reason for it, other than to shit on the taxpayers.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 08, 2019 11:29 PM (+lVUW)

476 Fair. That's very fair.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:23 PM (GBteo)

C'mon. The British Royals married one off, and he's a Harry.

Posted by: Miklos, Knight of the Garter at January 08, 2019 11:29 PM (zCyNd)

477 Harry Paratestes and Masturbatin' Pete are saints!
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 08, 2019 11:24 PM (icI8A)

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Martyrs. They memed for our sins.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 08, 2019 11:29 PM (/6nXk)

478 Brains? Company? Demeanor? ad infinitum?
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp


Since the original quote was "I prefer younger women's bodies", I hope "brains" doesn't matter.

Otherwise, we'd like to have some words with you, Mr. Dahmer.

Posted by: mikeski at January 08, 2019 11:30 PM (P1f+c)

479 464 "And he said, "All women suck cock and all women suck cock. Don't you forget that."

Posted by: garrett

Not quite true.

Posted by: some married women, nice Jewish girls at January 08, 2019 11:30 PM (LOq4H)

480 The chicks in my church are not masturbating on the suicide hotline. Maybe woman do that, but I've never talked to one. The chicks in my church are old enough to be his mother. If he wants people his age he needs to go to a large evangelical church, but he's not religious
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 11:27 PM (AllCR)

As you probably recall, I work at a megachurch in DFW. It didn't help me. In fact they sent me over the edge to MGTOW.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - team Racist at January 08, 2019 11:30 PM (V7z6/)

481
So after the shutdown started, national parks employees were sent in to set up those pylons so that cars couldn't park there.

There was no reason for it, other than to shit on the taxpayers.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 08, 2019 11:29 PM (+lVUW)

====
Let me guess, it took two employees to man the gravel, ten employees to set the pylons because the two employees were furloughed.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 08, 2019 11:31 PM (mblbk)

482 Posted by: Mrs. Peel at January 08, 2019 11:28 PM (rWZ8Y)

I got feeling grammar be important to you mostly . For all intensive purposes.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 11:31 PM (2DOZq)

483 There is a girl I've seen a few times but she's very aspie and also Orthodox Jewish. Not that either of those on their own are dealbreakers.

Also it's just a bit weird because my aunt tried to set me up with her older sister like 10 years ago, back when I was 21, and she (the younger one) was 15. Me and the older sister had zero chemistry but I felt like the younger one kind of liked me. Never followed up on it because she was too young and didn't talk to her again until last year, and obviously now a 31 year old with a 25 year old isn't an age difference that matters. But it still just feels...off?

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 08, 2019 11:31 PM (icI8A)

484 The chicks in my church are not masturbating on the suicide hotline. Maybe woman do that, but I've never talked to one. The chicks in my church are old enough to be his mother. If he wants people his age he needs to go to a large evangelical church, but he's not religious
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 11:27 PM (AllCR)

Fen, you know me so well.

Also, evangelicals kind of freak me out. I dated one when I lived in the south, and my god -- it was weird.

Probably should have hung on to that one though, she would have been great wifey material.

But the "no drinking" thing was not exactly matching my vibe at the time.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:32 PM (GBteo)

485 Hardly setting the car market in Minnesota on fire.
Posted by: The ARC of History


The fire comes several months after the EV is sold.

Posted by: mikeski at January 08, 2019 11:32 PM (P1f+c)

486 MGTOW.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - team Racist at January 08, 2019 11:30 PM (V7z6/)

I don't know what the acronym stands for.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 11:32 PM (AllCR)

487 >>But it still just feels...off?


You need to find the hole in that silk sheet.

It'll feel fine once you do.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 11:32 PM (m0ex2)

488 The argument is that the grid couldn't handle millions of evs. Which is the exact argument that would have been made in the infancy of the ice.

Today's grid can't. But the grid will expand as the demand increases. Just like all infrastructure does.

So much defeatism.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:29 PM (t5Z13)

Defeatism? no... but why spend the money when we already have a viable plentiful fuel source... that works?

I have no problem at all with industry making electric cars, and industry creating the infrastructure to support them.

I DO have a problem with the Government through incentives and tax policy, trying to force one solution on us.

Posted by: Don Q at January 08, 2019 11:32 PM (NgKpN)

489 Posted by: Mrs. Peel at January 08, 2019 11:28 PM (rWZ8Y)

Thanks for saying that. I'm rather surprised that the conservative single guys that are looking for conservative women are also wanting the woman to give it up rather easy.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 08, 2019 11:32 PM (Rz2Nc)

490 Today's grid can't. But the grid will expand as the demand increases. Just like all infrastructure does.

So much defeatism.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:29 PM (t5Z13)

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

What is going to fuel this almost tripled in capacity grid?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 08, 2019 11:33 PM (ffYR/)

491 Yes EVs right now are better suited for urban use. But even rural peeps don't drive hundreds of miles a day on a regular basis. With a 200 mile range, the vast majority of people would only need to charge overnight. No matter where they live.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:33 PM (t5Z13)

492 Gee; I don't know any evangelicals who refuse to drink at all, but I am not in their circles that often.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 11:33 PM (AllCR)

493 Soylent Green Enrgy is the ONLY solution.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 11:33 PM (m0ex2)

494 "You need to find the hole in that silk sheet.

It'll feel fine once you do.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 11:32 PM (m0ex2) "

Unless there's a secret sex dungeon behind one of her bookshelves, I think she's about a 0% chance of pre-marital sex.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 08, 2019 11:33 PM (icI8A)

495 Also it's just a bit weird because my aunt tried to set me up with her older sister like 10 years ago, back when I was 21, and she (the younger one) was 15. Me and the older sister had zero chemistry but I felt like the younger one kind of liked me.

Let me guess their names: older one was "leah" and the younger one, "rachel"

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 08, 2019 11:33 PM (ykYG2)

496 Dude with the dog should have shot back immediately; not as retaliation, but because that's what you do when someone starts acting batshit while shooting a firearm.

Posted by: lurker (the other one) at January 08, 2019 11:34 PM (67XdO)

497 I just saw a creepy still of San Fran Nan and Chuckles giving the rebuttal tonight. I thought of something I haven't thought of in a long time. Remember when Tonto, Tarzan and Frankenstein sang Christmas carols on SNL back when SNL was still occasionally amusing?

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at January 08, 2019 11:34 PM (d6Ksn)

498 Today's grid can't. But the grid will expand as the demand increases. Just like all infrastructure does.

You're talking about trillions of dollars in investment, to more than double the electrical grid.

And the enviros think this all needs to be done yesterday, while you simultaneously close all the fossil fuel power plants.

This is why the Green New Deal types are comparing what is needed to what we did in the Second World War - the government needs to completely take over the economy in order to accomplish what they think is necessary.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 08, 2019 11:34 PM (I2/tG)

499 I'm rather surprised that the conservative single guys that are looking for conservative women are also wanting the woman to give it up rather easy.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 08, 2019 11:32 PM (Rz2Nc)

So Right! That's why in Brattleboro we put EXTRA estrogen into the water supply!!!!

Posted by: Frinds of Mary Cloggenstien at January 08, 2019 11:34 PM (zCyNd)

500 >> Dude with the dog should have shot back immediately


That'd be one dead cop up here.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 11:34 PM (m0ex2)

501 "Let me guess their names: older one was "leah" and the younger one, "rachel"

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 08, 2019 11:33 PM (ykYG2) "

Close! The one I've seen recently is Rebecca. The older one is Rachel.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 08, 2019 11:35 PM (icI8A)

502 >> Remember when Tonto, Tarzan and Frankenstein sang Christmas carols on SNL back when SNL was still occasionally amusing?


Awesome. It was equal parts that and a weird take on American Gothic.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 11:35 PM (m0ex2)

503 Chuck and Nancy looked like extras from Mars Attacks. Someone should have made them hold up today's newspaper so we know they still have all ten fingers.

I need moar Chuck and Nancy memes! They sustain me.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 08, 2019 11:36 PM (icI8A)

504 Also kinda reminded me of the PSA with Kanye West and Mike Meyers.

When Kanye went all 'Bush hate blackfolk' on them.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 11:36 PM (m0ex2)

505 In the 70s, Texans had bumper stickers-"Freeze in the dark, Yankees"
Posted by: Dr. Miklos, Art thraed sniper spotter (Finns a specialty) at January 08, 2019 11:04 PM (zCyNd)


My late brother lived in Texas, near Houston. I once called him up in the summer to ask how things were. He said that for two weeks it had been over a hundred degrees with over 90% humidity. I think he needed air conditioning in summer as much as I need heat in winter.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 08, 2019 11:37 PM (+lVUW)

506 492 Gee; I don't know any evangelicals who refuse to drink at all, but I am not in their circles that often.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 11:33 PM (AllCR)

She said my drinking was excessive. And the "not really, I'm Irish" thing didn't work as well as it does in the Catholic and Jewish communities.

The evangelicals I've known are like 2 or 3 drinks every few weeks maximum. It just doesn't fit my lifestyle well.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:37 PM (GBteo)

507 Yes EVs right now are better suited for urban use. But even rural peeps don't drive hundreds of miles a day on a regular basis. With a 200 mile range, the vast majority of people would only need to charge overnight. No matter where they live.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:33 PM (t5Z13)

Really? Have you ever actually been to a rural area? What if you're need to drive 200 miles a day even once a week?

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 08, 2019 11:37 PM (Rz2Nc)

508 When Kanye went all 'Bush hate blackfolk' on them.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 11:36 PM (m0ex2)

We still working, boss. Got benefits, too.

Posted by: Miklos, repairing the levees what Bush blew up at January 08, 2019 11:38 PM (zCyNd)

509 "Defeatism". Well, since there's also some bizarre preference for magic energy from wind and the sun, I guess this irrational element is just more of the same.


Acknowledging physics, chemistry, and economic reality isn't "defeatism".


We could build all public buildings from crushed emeralds, too. Or even spend billions on a completely ridiculous "bullet train" for which there is no need and which would never come close to covering its costs. There's no end of silly but actually destructively wasteful things "we" could force society to do. But it's stupid to do any of them.


If electric vehicles ever somehow become desirable and affordable (they offer no advantages, and are wildly uneconomical outside niche and boutique segments), then they'll be popular, maybe.


The current subsidy of such vehicles is obscene and idiotic. Remove those, and watch that "market" just about disappear - along with all interest by anyone apart from tech heads and those fascinated by purely technical advances.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 08, 2019 11:38 PM (QDnY+)

510
Yes EVs right now are better suited for urban use. But even rural peeps
don't drive hundreds of miles a day on a regular basis. With a 200 mile
range, the vast majority of people would only need to charge overnight.
No matter where they live.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:33 PM (t5Z13)

Why should they have to do that? Why can't they fill up their car or pickup at the gas station in town, or fill it from the bulk tank on their farm, that is kept full by deliveries from the local bulk fuel dealer? Like most farmers do right now.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 08, 2019 11:38 PM (nPGq2)

511 Chuck and Nancy looked like extras from Mars Attacks.

LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 11:38 PM (AllCR)

512 I'm rather surprised that the conservative single guys that are looking for conservative women are also wanting the woman to give it up rather easy.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 08, 2019 11:32 PM (Rz2Nc)

___

They're conservative, not ghey.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:38 PM (G3RO0)

513 505 In the 70s, Texans had bumper stickers-"Freeze in the dark, Yankees"
Posted by: Dr. Miklos, Art thraed sniper spotter (Finns a specialty) at January 08, 2019 11:04 PM (zCyNd)

My late brother lived in Texas, near Houston. I once called him up in the summer to ask how things were. He said that for two weeks it had been over a hundred degrees with over 90% humidity. I think he needed air conditioning in summer as much as I need heat in winter.
Posted by: nerdygirl


Although I will admit that if things got tough energywise, Texans could choose to keep their oil for themselves.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 08, 2019 11:39 PM (+lVUW)

514 493 Soylent Green Enrgy is the ONLY solution.
Posted by: garrett

I like the cut of your jib, let's talk...

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 08, 2019 11:39 PM (LOq4H)

515 "We could build all public buildings from crushed emeralds, too.
Posted by: rhomboid at January 08, 2019 11:38 PM (QDnY+) "

Finally a man who understands me!

Posted by: L Frank Baum at January 08, 2019 11:39 PM (icI8A)

516 Well, like I said, it never actually got to that point with any of those dudes, so for all I know, they all would have been fine with it. I dated one guy in college for 4 years, one guy after college for 2 years, and then my husband for a little over a year before we got married. None of those three guys gave me shit for waiting. And I'm really glad I did wait for my husband (and he for me) even if it hasn't been exactly like the romance novels (oh god, our wedding night...no. Just no. We laugh our asses off about it all the time).

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at January 08, 2019 11:39 PM (rWZ8Y)

517 I hope Grant Wood's estate got royalties from that rebuttal.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 08, 2019 11:40 PM (icI8A)

518 Soylent Green Energy : Turning Problems into Solutions since 2019.

Posted by: garrett at January 08, 2019 11:41 PM (m0ex2)

519 As you probably recall, I work at a megachurch in DFW. It didn't help me. In fact they sent me over the edge to MGTOW.

***

Dalrock has some interesting takes on modern mega christian dating woes...


https://tinyurl.com/ydy4z2k7

Posted by: 18-1 at January 08, 2019 11:41 PM (cRkMZ)

520 2) When the transmission line bringing in power failed, all of South Australia blacked out for more than a day.

Imagine Los Angeles blacked out for more than a day.

Posted by: The ARC of History


The rioters and looters would be able to get into the homes of the super rich super liberal actors?
So sad.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 08, 2019 11:41 PM (+lVUW)

521 497 emember when Tonto, Tarzan and Frankenstein sang Christmas carols on SNL

Bwaaahhhhh. i miss phil hartman.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 08, 2019 11:41 PM (7KYil)

522 Lurker, as a practical matter, let me show you the childs' EV, one hour fun, 6 to 8 hrs. charge. Childs' go kart, 10 min refuel.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 08, 2019 11:41 PM (LOq4H)

523 The current subsidy of such vehicles is obscene and idiotic. Remove those, and watch that "market" just about disappear - along with all interest by anyone apart from tech heads and those fascinated by purely technical advances.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 08, 2019 11:38 PM (QDnY+)

Instead of a $7500 subsidy, there should be a $7500 surcharge for future disposal costs of the battery.

For the children.

Posted by: Miklos, semiconomist at January 08, 2019 11:41 PM (zCyNd)

524 What is going to fuel this almost tripled in capacity grid?
Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 08, 2019 11:33 PM (ffYR/)


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Cow farts

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 08, 2019 11:42 PM (UGqF8)

525 Posted by: nerdygirl at January 08, 2019 11:37 PM (+lVUW)

I grew up in South Louisiana with just an attic fan for a good part of my childhood. Still don't know how that was possible when I look back on it and how there is no way I could last a day now.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 08, 2019 11:42 PM (2DOZq)

526 Yeah, when my work was giving me the "we're laying you off" spiel, they did the whole "if we made an exception for you, we'd have to make one for everyone."

In my head I'm thinking "No, you're the boss, you can do whatever the hell you want. Especially because you can just keep it secret because I'm not supposed to let anybody at work know that this meeting even happened."

And since they kept me on, I was 100% right.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 08, 2019 11:18 PM (icI8A)

......

I have a regular that comes in, 60 years old or so, three times a week and gets a Ketel Martini, extra olives. She drinks two of them and always leaves me a $10 tip.

So I give her her martinis and alongside it a shot glass with four or five more olives and a copper toothpick I picked up at bar supply sale.

My boss asked me why I did it and told me I shouldn't because.....I have to for everyone....what if.....blah, blah.

I told him no, I tell other customers that's what the rule is for her. He said, well that will make them feel less appreciated, you are wasting my olives, etc.

So I brought in a giant jar of olives and put her name on it. The other bartenders ask what the deal is, I tell them. The other regulars start gabbing about her special olives, etc, when I'm not there and she overhears the conversation.

So she pulls my manager aside and tells him I'm her favorite bartender, she has terminal cancer and that I'm the reason her afternoons are better, etc.

She then switches to giving me $20 every visit and when she passed away two years later, her kids show up at the bar to invite me to her wake where she has left for me a bottle of Whistle Pig 15 Year Rye which she knew I loved ($270 bottle) and her kids start coming in.

Every time they come in, I set a shot glass full of olives at her spot at the bar and we talk about her.

There is value in treating every person as different and unique.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 08, 2019 11:42 PM (Ri2UQ)

527 516 Well, like I said, it never actually got to that point with any of those dudes, so for all I know, they all would have been fine with it. I dated one guy in college for 4 years, one guy after college for 2 years, and then my husband for a little over a year before we got married. None of those three guys gave me shit for waiting. And I'm really glad I did wait for my husband (and he for me) even if it hasn't been exactly like the romance novels (oh god, our wedding night...no. Just no. We laugh our asses off about it all the time).
Posted by: Mrs. Peel at January 08, 2019 11:39 PM (rWZ8Y)


Eh... yeah. I mean I guess I'm as much in favor of virgins as the next guy, but there is zero chance I'd date a girl for 4 years without sex.

...that's what marriage is for.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:42 PM (GBteo)

528 i could get by with an electric car. but, no fucking way. wait until we have to dispose of all the batteries. they will soon be considered as dangerous as spent nuclear rods. nothing is free.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 08, 2019 11:43 PM (KP5rU)

529 Posted by: Frinds of Mary Cloggenstien at January 08, 2019 11:34 PM (zCyNd)

Oh, bullshit. These guys are looking for actual girlfriend/marriage material and complaing they can't find it. If you just want to get laid, deal with the crazy or just masturbate.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 08, 2019 11:43 PM (Rz2Nc)

530 512 I'm rather surprised that the conservative single guys that are looking for conservative women are also wanting the woman to give it up rather easy.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42
Bit of a leap of faith there...

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 08, 2019 11:44 PM (LOq4H)

531 Yes EVs right now are better suited for urban use. But even rural peeps
don't drive hundreds of miles a day on a regular basis. With a 200 mile
range, the vast majority of people would only need to charge overnight.
No matter where they live.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:33 PM (t5Z13)

Why should they have to do that? Why can't they fill up their car or pickup at the gas station in town, or fill it from the bulk tank on their farm, that is kept full by deliveries from the local bulk fuel dealer? Like most farmers do right now.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 08, 2019 11:38 PM (nPGq2)

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So it's more convenient to fill up in town that park it overnight in the garage/barn and have it ready to go in the morning? Not sure how. But whatever, if you prefer going into town to get gas vs your garage, have at it.

I admit that a lot of EV proponents are leftie fucks. But hating the tech because lefties like is not right either. Kinda like Apple. I hate "Apple people" but I also like Apple products and I won't avoid products I like just because some people I don't like also like those products.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:44 PM (6EulP)

532 California is going to be in a world of hurt.



Posted by: The ARC of History at January 08, 2019 10:57 PM (I2/tG)
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as a native, i'm good with that: these dumb bastards need to learn that being stupid is often painful.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 08, 2019 11:44 PM (zJ7J0)

533 @519 18-1- Rollo Tomassi's 4th book is going to be on christian inter-sexual dynamics. Looking forward to it. He's mentioned Delrock on occasion.

Posted by: JROD at January 08, 2019 11:45 PM (3eZPt)

534 So it's more convenient to fill up in town that park it overnight in the garage/barn and have it ready to go in the morning? Not sure how. But whatever, if you prefer going into town to get gas vs your garage, have at it.

I admit that a lot of EV proponents are leftie fucks. But hating the tech because lefties like is not right either. Kinda like Apple. I hate "Apple people" but I also like Apple products and I won't avoid products I like just because some people I don't like also like those products.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:44 PM (6EulP)

I'm with you -- I think electric cars are cool, and as soon as the tech is to the point where I'm comfortable with the charging and traveling part, I'd be happy to jump on the EV train.

...not there yet though.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:45 PM (GBteo)

535 Lurker, as a practical matter, let me show you the childs' EV, one hour fun, 6 to 8 hrs. charge. Childs' go kart, 10 min refuel.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 08, 2019 11:41 PM (LOq4H)

Ten minutes? When I was 12 or so, my sister and I had a gas-powered go-kart, with a 1.5 HP Briggs and Stratton engine on it. Had a one-pint gas tank. We could refill that thing in about a minute flat from the one-gallon gas can in the garage.
Wrap the rope around the starter cup, one tug, and away we went again.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 08, 2019 11:45 PM (nPGq2)

536 Damn Bitter....that is an awesome story.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:46 PM (6EulP)

537 I admit that a lot of EV proponents are leftie fucks. But hating the tech because lefties like is not right either. Kinda like Apple. I hate "Apple people" but I also like Apple products and I won't avoid products I like just because some people I don't like also like those products.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:44 PM (6EulP)

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I addressed this in a couple of posts above, which you chose to ignore. You are not arguing in good faith.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 08, 2019 11:47 PM (ffYR/)

538 They're conservative, not ghey.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:38 PM (G3RO0)


Well, my experience of knowing gay men is that generally unless they're in committed relationships they have far more sex with more partners over their lifetime than most straight men and they have sex really quickly.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 11:47 PM (AllCR)

539 Eh... yeah. I mean I guess I'm as much in favor of virgins as the next guy, but there is zero chance I'd date a girl for 4 years without sex.

...that's what marriage is for.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:42 PM (GBteo)

Yup.... I'm experienced enough to know that sometimes things just don't click physically. You can have all the best intentions in the world, but you are just not compatible in bed.

Glad their are people it works for... just no way it would work for me.

And yes, I'm sleeping with the new Lady Friend, who I've been dating for 2 months... and yes, we are both quite pleased.

Posted by: Don Q at January 08, 2019 11:47 PM (NgKpN)

540 This is an amazing breakdown of how ridiculous (and how many media centers were involved) of the AOC dancing "scandal."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPon3Lb1nck

Posted by: Max Power at January 08, 2019 11:48 PM (q177U)

541 Yes it takes longer to charge vs filling up. But if I charge at night, in my garage who cares? 5 minutes or 2 hours, what's the diff since I'm sleeping anyway?

And for the odd time when I need to charge while out on the road, yeah I'll spend an extra 30 mins, once or twice a year. BFD

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:48 PM (6EulP)

542 Ooh, yeah, natural gas, that cheap stuff that lets me heat a 1400 square foot house, in Michigan, in the middle of winter, for a little over hundred bucks per month.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 08, 2019 11:49 PM (+lVUW)

543 I addressed this in a couple of posts above, which you chose to ignore. You are not arguing in good faith.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 08, 2019 11:47 PM (ffYR/)

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Sorry, missed that.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:49 PM (6EulP)

544 And I don't have a very efficient furnace.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 08, 2019 11:49 PM (+lVUW)

545 Bitter Clinger, you're a good one.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at January 08, 2019 11:51 PM (Rarvo)

546 This is an amazing breakdown of how ridiculous (and how many media centers were involved) of the AOC dancing "scandal."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPon3Lb1nck
Posted by: Max Power at January 08, 2019 11:48 PM (q177U)


This will never end until she accepts PDT's challenge to a dance-off.

After that, dems won't even field a challenger in 2020. There would be no point. He would be unstoppable.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 08, 2019 11:51 PM (t+qrx)

547 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 08, 2019 11:42 PM (Ri2UQ)

Nice story.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 11:51 PM (AllCR)

548 I'm with you -- I think electric cars are cool, and as soon as the tech is to the point where I'm comfortable with the charging and traveling part, I'd be happy to jump on the EV train.

...not there yet though.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:45 PM (GBteo)

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Heh you remind me of my wife (sorta and in a loving way

This was us about 2 years ago

Me: Let's get a Tesla

Her: But what about range

Me: It's like 200 miles, you'll never drive more than that in a day

Her: What if I drive to my parents' house (250 miles away)?

Well, you stop along the way somewhere and charge up

Her: Nope, fuck that!!

Me: But you drive to their house once or twice a year, what's the big deal

Her: Nope, not taking that chance.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:52 PM (6EulP)

549 Yup.... I'm experienced enough to know that sometimes things just don't click physically. You can have all the best intentions in the world, but you are just not compatible in bed.

Glad their are people it works for... just no way it would work for me.

And yes, I'm sleeping with the new Lady Friend, who I've been dating for 2 months... and yes, we are both quite pleased.
Posted by: Don Q at January 08, 2019 11:47 PM (NgKpN)

Right?

I've been with girls that were super cool, but we just didn't "click" sexually.

I'd hate to discover that after the wedding.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:52 PM (GBteo)

550 Ten minutes? When I was 12 or so, my sister and I had a gas-powered go-kart, with a 1.5 HP Briggs and Stratton engine on it. Had a one-pint gas tank. We could refill that thing in about a minute flat from the one-gallon gas can in the garage.
Wrap the rope around the starter cup, one tug, and away we went again.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Oh my friend, I'm factoring in:
Me getting the fuel.
Me being summoned by urchins.
Figuring out where the hell I last used the gas can.
Keeping them away while I fuel, while explaining how dangerous gas is.

give a brother a little slack..

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 08, 2019 11:52 PM (LOq4H)

551 "Eh... yeah. I mean I guess I'm as much in favor of virgins as the next
guy, but there is zero chance I'd date a girl for 4 years without sex."
Which is exactly why people used to get married very young. Sexual mores started loosening up in the 1920's and the Sexual Revolution finally went full speed ahead in the 1960's after the Pill was introduced. I don't think it was just a matter of the Pill or easier access to other contraceptives though. It was also that people were delaying marriage longer than they used to and well, it becomes more difficult to wait until 25 than than waiting until 18 (and Victorian girls often married at 16 or 17). Also - the invention of the automobile. A boy and a girl out on a date, with that big inviting backseat behind them, was much different than sitting on the porch swing with Mary Lou and her mom and dad a few feet away...

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at January 08, 2019 11:52 PM (d6Ksn)

552
Well, my experience of knowing gay men is that
generally unless they're in committed relationships they have far more
sex with more partners over their lifetime than most straight men and
they have sex really quickly.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 08, 2019 11:47 PM (AllCR
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I'm staying out of the argument that's raging here tonight, but I'll just nip in to say that's waaaaayy my experience, and my former best friend, who is a gay man, always told me gays are promiscuous and jump each other like rabbits.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 08, 2019 11:52 PM (mblbk)

553 So I missed the speech, did Cope Pinko crash the party and get beaten down like the Islamic mules they are?

Did Ruth Vader-Meinhoff Ginsburg sleep through it or could anyone tell if she was alive?

Was Don Lemon fed to an industrial shredder on live TV?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2019 11:53 PM (BexHg)

554 Heard in 1906 somewhere...

Gas cars by the millions? Do you know how much oil would be needed for that? Impossible. No way we could ever set up and infrastructure capable of such volume of drilling, refining, transportation and a network of gas stations.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:17 PM


Do you own stock in Tesla or something?

Posted by: Chuck C at January 08, 2019 11:53 PM (YTxkQ)

555 ...There is value in treating every person as different and unique.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 08, 2019 11:42 PM (Ri2UQ)




THIS is a Moron of the First Order, and someone I would be proud to BE my friend, and HUMBLED if he called me the same.

This is also why we all are here. There is great nobility in Teh Horde, and not where and with whom you might first suspect.

I don't have a bottle of the 'Pig at hand. But such as I have, I pour, and offer this toast:

BITTER CLINGER.... one of the BEST among us, and he doesn't even KNOW it!


*CHEERS!*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at January 08, 2019 11:53 PM (QzJWU)

556 I think he needed air conditioning in summer as much as I need heat in winter.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 08, 2019 11:37 PM (+lVUW)
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While people need a/c for specific reasons, I think you are mixing apples and oragnes.

People have lived and prospered w/o a/c for thousands of years.

Not many have done that w/o heat.

Posted by: dDan at January 08, 2019 11:53 PM (hwYmz)

557 So it's more convenient to fill up in town that park
it overnight in the garage/barn and have it ready to go in the morning?
Not sure how. But whatever, if you prefer going into town to get gas vs
your garage, have at it.



I admit that a lot of EV proponents are leftie fucks. But hating the
tech because lefties like is not right either. Kinda like Apple. I hate
"Apple people" but I also like Apple products and I won't avoid
products I like just because some people I don't like also like those
products.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:44 PM (6EulP)

Dude. I live three miles from town. My Suburban has a tank that holds 50 gallons. I can fill up in town, and make something like 100 round trips to town on that tankful. Or I can make three round trips to Calgary, plus running around the city while there. And have heat on demand, or A/C on demand, and not have to worry that use of those functions eats into my return trip range.

I don't hate the technology. I hate the dimwit, numbskull faggits who tell me I ought to be using it, in place of what really works.
If I could buy a nuclear-powered car for a reasonable price, I would.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 08, 2019 11:54 PM (nPGq2)

558 Was Don Lemon fed to an industrial shredder on live TV?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2019 11:53 PM (BexHg)


No, but Sassy Jim was.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 08, 2019 11:54 PM (t+qrx)

559 And for the odd time when I need to charge while out on the road, yeah I'll spend an extra 30 mins, once or twice a year. BFD
Posted by: Lurking

You ain't got kids/people going," I want to go NOW!"

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 08, 2019 11:54 PM (LOq4H)

560 But hating the tech because lefties like is not right either.

I just think that electrical vehicles don't provide much environmental benefit over gas-powered vehicles, and should not receive the subsidies that they currently get.

Environmentalists are always supportive of electric generation technologies that don't actually exist at a commercial scale. For example, one of the Big Ideas of the enviros is to build thousands of megawatts of wind generation in the Dakotas, where the wind is usually blowing, and then build huge transmission lines to move that power to cities across the United States.

Really? Just wait until somebody tries to build new multiple 500 kV transmission lines from the Dakotas to New York or Los Angeles. Good luck getting the permits to cross the Rockies - you will quickly learn that new electric transmission lines are as popular with environmentalists as new pipelines.

But hey, as long as the transmission lines are just theoretical, you can ignore the practical difficulties in building them.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 08, 2019 11:55 PM (I2/tG)

561 Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:52 PM (6EulP)

I pretty regularly (like 2 or 3 times a month) drive 250+ miles from NH to NYC... I'd be worried, especially in the winter, that my Tesla wouldn't be able to make the trip.

...And where would I charge up in NYC for the return trip?

idk, like I said -- a few years, technology improves, or my life changes, totally willing to make a change. But for now my Honda Civic getting like 40 mpg is my best bet I think.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:55 PM (GBteo)

562 435
Opening Day, April 24, 1934. Philadelphia Athletics vs. New York Yankees.

https://youtu.be/mRS6YppAFcg
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 08, 2019 11:22 PM (LsBY9)


Very cool! Here's the box score and play by play:

https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1934/B04240NYA1934.htm

Posted by: rickl at January 08, 2019 11:55 PM (sdi6R)

563 re: dating

In my day, nobody in my circle was looking for a girl to get married. We were all looking to get laid as much as possible. And yet we all ended up getting married. You meet "the one" by chance, not by actively looking for "the one".

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:55 PM (6EulP)

564 Eh... yeah. I mean I guess I'm as much in favor of virgins as the next guy, but there is zero chance I'd date a girl for 4 years without sex.

...that's what marriage is for.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:42 PM (GBteo)

LOL, four years would be a long time. Marriage should happen before that. My advice to younger guys is to marry a woman whose voice you can stand, cause you're going to hear that a lot.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 08, 2019 11:56 PM (Rz2Nc)

565 give a brother a little slack..



Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 08, 2019 11:52 PM (LOq4H)

Hey! We did it ourselves, once Dad showed us how.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 08, 2019 11:56 PM (nPGq2)

566 Harry,

I'm not sure about new England, but where I live there is a Tesla charging station about every 30-40 miles on rural interstates. And more and more are popping up in cities, big and small as well. Yeah, it would definitely be more inconvenient than gas stations and you'd have to do some planning ahead. But the days of getting stranded with the nearest charging station 100 miles away are long gone.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:57 PM (6EulP)

567 I'm staying out of the argument that's raging here tonight, but I'll just nip in to say that's waaaaayy my experience, and my former best friend, who is a gay man, always told me gays are promiscuous and jump each other like rabbits.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 08, 2019 11:52 PM (mblbk)

You haven't been groped until you've been around drunk gays. Y'all complain about wolf whistles and butt pinches (and rightfully so, of course). A drunk gay guy who thinks you're hot will literally grab a handful of your junk.

Posted by: Vanya at January 08, 2019 11:58 PM (7PLM4)

568 I'm staying out of the argument that's raging here tonight, but I'll just nip in to say that's waaaaayy my experience, and my former best friend, who is a gay man, always told me gays are promiscuous and jump each other like rabbits.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 08, 2019 11:52 PM (mblbk)


Yeah.

Well, I don't know if you've heard the term "Uhaul Lesbians" but it's kind of funny -- lesbians move in with each other at astonishingly quick rate, while gay guys just bang a bunch of dudes like it's no big deal.

It's a strange subculture.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:58 PM (GBteo)

569 541 Yes it takes longer to charge vs filling up. But if I charge at night, in my garage who cares? 5 minutes or 2 hours, what's the diff since I'm sleeping anyway?

And for the odd time when I need to charge while out on the road, yeah I'll spend an extra 30 mins, once or twice a year. BFD
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 08, 2019 11:48 PM (6EulP)

I'm a snow skier.

1. Cold Weather and batteries? not great.

2. Tahoe is 195 miles away...

3. Snow... 4WD...

Posted by: Don Q at January 08, 2019 11:58 PM (NgKpN)

570 To make an analogy for solar panels: imagine we have increased the efficiency of solar cells from 15% to 21%, but have also found found a place where the Sun shines 24 hours a day, year-round.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 08, 2019 11:28 PM (nPGq2)

++++

We already know of such a place: in orbit. Now we just have to figure out how to beam it down to Earth (and without using all the power up to do so).

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 08, 2019 11:59 PM (bp3BU)

571 You haven't been groped until you've been around drunk gays. Y'all complain about wolf whistles and butt pinches (and rightfully so, of course). A drunk gay guy who thinks you're hot will literally grab a handful of your junk.
Posted by: Vanya at January 08, 2019 11:58 PM (7PLM4)

Oh, for sure.

I spend a lot of time with a gay classmate of mine, and jesus christ is this guy aggressive when he drinks. We need to have "talks" pretty regularly.

No, I don't want to be tickled. No, I don't want to be touched. Boundaries, dude, boundaries.

He's also an officer in the military (not going to dox myself or him by saying which branch, but yeah.)

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 12:00 AM (GBteo)

572 I'm a snow skier.

1. Cold Weather and batteries? not great.

2. Tahoe is 195 miles away...

3. Snow... 4WD...
Posted by: Don Q at January 08, 2019 11:58 PM (NgKpN)

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You won't find a more avid skier than yours truly. Tahoe kinda sucks though, Sierra Cement and all that

Tesla makes AWD cars.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:00 AM (6EulP)

573 Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 08, 2019 11:37 PM (Rz2Nc)

You'd think a lot of burb-to-city commuters would understand that given what is considered a "reasonable" commuting distance in many places. My husband was driving 100+ miles a day when we lived in northern Colorado and he worked in Cheyenne. Add in battery draining conditions like, heat, cold, crosswinds (*one* of which was likely to be happening on any given day) and 200 miles is very much not a safe maximum.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 09, 2019 12:00 AM (uquGJ)

574 Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:00 AM (6EulP)

Seriously, do you work for Tesla?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 09, 2019 12:01 AM (uquGJ)

575 I wouldn't wait four years *now*, but there was no way I was getting married in college when I didn't have a job and still had an education to pay for. The real mistake there was dating that guy that long - I had all the information I needed to end it at two months in (serious mommy issues and I mean SERIOUS, plus general inability to live up to his responsibilities. Very smart but refused to study and consequently got terrible grades which lost him his scholarships, got him kicked out of his major, kept him out of any co-op opportunities, etc., and his response to the situation was not to, you know, study, but rather to explain to anyone who would listen why it was totally unfair and how the entire institution of college is just wrong and we should have apprenticeships instead). But I was 19. We did end up getting engaged, but I eventually came to my senses and dumped him.

I would have married the second guy, but he never asked, for which I'm grateful because it wouldn't have worked out. And my husband and I got married as soon as we could swing it.

Also, my husband has a 1964 Ford Falcon. Just thought I'd throw that out there.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at January 09, 2019 12:01 AM (rWZ8Y)

576 "officer in the military"

Colon commando?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 09, 2019 12:01 AM (ykYG2)

577 We already know of such a place: in orbit. Now we
just have to figure out how to beam it down to Earth (and without using
all the power up to do so).



Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 08, 2019 11:59 PM (bp3BU)

Yep. I know that. Beam it down as microwaves, in a beam that's intense enough to cook you to well-done in 5 minutes if it wanders off-target. Or gets diverted by by bad guys. And then you have to non-trivial problem of transmitting the power from the mid-Sahara (or mid-Mojave) to the centers of population where it will be used.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 09, 2019 12:03 AM (nPGq2)

578 Hey! We did it ourselves, once Dad showed us how.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

God! My old man said, "You want it? Make that 'sonafbitch' run." I worked for 2 weeks, when he heard it run, he laughed, and said. "Now you'll take care of it!" I blew it up the next day... forgot to check the oil.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 09, 2019 12:03 AM (LOq4H)

579 I just saw the screen cap Power Line had of Schemer and Palousy... looks like someone did a modern interpretation of the painting "American Gothic." All Chucky needed was a pitchfork.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 12:03 AM (BexHg)

580
You haven't been groped until you've been around
drunk gays. Y'all complain about wolf whistles and butt pinches (and
rightfully so, of course). A drunk gay guy who thinks you're hot will
literally grab a handful of your junk.
Posted by: Vanya at January 08, 2019 11:58 PM (7PLM4
===

That's what women ought to talk about when they complain about harassment. Men never get it when a girl says, "How would you like it if I walked up to you and said you have a nice crotch and I wanted to grab it?"

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 09, 2019 12:03 AM (mblbk)

581 In cold weather EVS lose some range. I've read it's about 20% at 20 degrees.

I've said my piece, I like EVs, I think they are the future. They're also amazing to drive and produce insane acceleration. But I realize I am in the minority here, and will leave it at that.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:03 AM (6EulP)

582 576 "officer in the military"

Colon commando?
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 09, 2019 12:01 AM (ykYG2)

Is that a French Brigade?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 09, 2019 12:03 AM (KNycr)

583 You won't find a more avid skier than yours truly. Tahoe kinda sucks though, Sierra Cement and all that

Tesla makes AWD cars.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:00 AM (6EulP)

I'm stuck living in Calif due to family matters...

15 years in Colorado with season passes... nuff said.

And if you think its all Sierra Cement? you may want to look at conditions... oh... today...

Posted by: Don Q at January 09, 2019 12:03 AM (NgKpN)

584 Was Don Lemon fed to an industrial shredder on live TV?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 08, 2019 11:53 PM

Well, that would be one way to get me to actually watch CNN.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 09, 2019 12:04 AM (L3YlV)

585 574 Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:00 AM (6EulP)

Seriously, do you work for Tesla?
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 09, 2019 12:01 AM (uquGJ)



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Heh. No. Funny thing is I hate Elon Musk, but I love his products. Go figure. I owned TSLA for a while, got out while the getting was good, may jump back in. Tesla itself may or may not survive. But the tech isn;t going anywhere.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:05 AM (6EulP)

586 BITTER CLINGER.... one of the BEST among us, and he doesn't even KNOW it!



*CHEERS!*



Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX




Posted by: Jim at January 08, 2019 11:53 PM


Seconded!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at January 09, 2019 12:05 AM (CLcKT)

587 That's what women ought to talk about when they complain about harassment. Men never get it when a girl says, "How would you like it if I walked up to you and said you have a nice crotch and I wanted to grab it?"
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 09, 2019 12:03 AM (mblbk)

No, I agree.

My Crazy Feminist Liberal friend and I have common ground when we talk about this.

She gets inappropriately touched / approached by guys, and I can totally relate.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 12:05 AM (GBteo)

588 Also, my husband has a 1964 Ford Falcon. Just thought I'd throw that out there.


Hah. I murdered a '68 Falcon (and almost myself at the same time).

It thought it was a TR6.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 09, 2019 12:05 AM (fuK7c)

589 Fossil fuels have what's known as a very high energy density. They are also plentiful, and (relatively) inexpensive. Nothing else comes even close. I don't know what's in 2nd place, but it's way, way down the energy density scale.

What this means is a single gallon of gasoline say, stores a remarkable amount of potential energy. Would you be willing to drag a trailer full of 2300 pounds of stuff 30 miles in the winter for three bucks?

Any discussion of energy has to be realistic. EVERYTHING we buy, everything we do, our entire lives and existence are based on energy being abundant and relatively cheap. Liberals and modern nutbars have NO idea how ANYTHING actually works. They judge everything on perceived intentions, not acthal results. Facts, logic, reason - not part of their lexicon or worldview. Cause and effect? Meh.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 09, 2019 12:06 AM (JCbo4)

590 I've said my piece, I like EVs, I think they are the
future. They're also amazing to drive and produce insane acceleration.
But I realize I am in the minority here, and will leave it at that.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:03 AM (6EulP)

None of us are saying you shouldn't have one. Have one, and enjoy it. On your fucking nickel, not mine!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 09, 2019 12:06 AM (nPGq2)

591 until the electrical grid is up to the task, ev's are a non starter, large scale.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 09, 2019 12:06 AM (KP5rU)

592 Electric cars suck in cold climates. Just running the heat when it's 20 below kills the range, even not running heat would drop the range at that temp. But it's nice to actually see out the window.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 09, 2019 12:07 AM (L3YlV)

593 >>husband has a 1964 Ford Falcon.


I want one of those to put in the trunk of my Galaxie in lieu of a spare tire.

Posted by: garrett at January 09, 2019 12:07 AM (m0ex2)

594 I've been with girls that were super cool, but we just didn't "click" sexually.



I'd hate to discover that after the wedding.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:52 PM (GBteo)

A friend of my sister's who is very religious married when she was 21. Her husband was also a virgin. She cried on her wedding night. Thought sex was awful.But they are still married 40 years later and had 5 kids so well, I guess they got the hang of it. The thing is 2 young people who were in love and didn't see "ok, this doesn't work, time to end it" as an option had to, I guess, either resign themselves to a not-so-hot sex life or work at improving it, at learning about each other's bodies and turn-ons, etc. Since they seem happy, I guess they choose the latter route. I think maybe it's too easy to "sample the goods " and just give up and move on these days and as a result people who might be really good for each other end up alone or with partners who make them miserable. The "sex is hot" only goes so far if you are awfully mismatched in other ways, while "the sex is meh" can be fixed if you have a partner who loves you and is good for you in other ways.

I speak from bitter experience here...don't pass up on partners who are really great in most respects because, unless you're wealthy or extraordinarily beautiful, you don't get as many chances as you imagine you're going to get.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at January 09, 2019 12:07 AM (d6Ksn)

595 You haven't been groped until you've been around drunk gays. Y'all complain about wolf whistles and butt pinches (and rightfully so, of course). A drunk gay guy who thinks you're hot will literally grab a handful of your junk.
Posted by: Vanya at January 08, 2019 11:58 PM (7PLM4)

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This is true. I was on an industry trip in Jamaica back in the 90s. A gay guy took an interest in me, although I was there with my then wife (yes, female, smartasses). About half the male contingent was gay on said trip.

Hone night, he kept talking about how a grab was coming. I said that would be painful for him. He tried, I blocked it as I was taught, and he went to see the resort nurse, queening it up to the extreme along the way.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 09, 2019 12:07 AM (ffYR/)

596 Posted by: Jim at January 08, 2019 11:53 PM (QzJWU)

.....

Not sure about that Jim!

I do, generally, like people, especially genuine ones. And if I can, I try to make everyone laugh, smile or at least make their day a little more bearable.

That why I like you folk. You are all MY little grey box bartenders that I get to vent to at the end of my day and God bless you all for putting up with me when I pop in.

Cheers to you good folks tonight as well!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 09, 2019 12:07 AM (MuDfX)

597 And if you think its all Sierra Cement? you may want to look at conditions... oh... today...
Posted by: Don Q at January 09, 2019 12:03 AM (NgKpN)

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I know. It's just that myth. If you want to see real cement, may I introduce you to Western Washington skiing? Yeeegads!!

To me the best snow on earth, as the ads say, is Utah. Snowbird, Alta and Solitude....shit don't get no better than that. And I've skied all over.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:08 AM (6EulP)

598 So, Tesla makes AWD vehicles.

Do they make any with actual 4x4 ground clearance?

Much as I think Subaru makes the ULTIMATE AWD system, their lack thus far is a truly lofted SUV that can vault the truly nasty conditions.

The traction is willing, but the exposed drivetrain is weak.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 09, 2019 12:08 AM (QzJWU)

599 Electric cars have their place.

On the old PingPong Table. In the basement.

Posted by: garrett at January 09, 2019 12:08 AM (m0ex2)

600 How much would a Tesla cost without any government subsidies?

How long does a battery pack last? Who pays to replace it and how much?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 12:08 AM (BexHg)

601 But the tech isn;t going anywhere.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:05 AM (6EulP)

True, dat. Heh.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 09, 2019 12:08 AM (nPGq2)

602
Well, I don't know if you've heard the term "Uhaul
Lesbians" but it's kind of funny -- lesbians move in with each other at
astonishingly quick rate, while gay guys just bang a bunch of dudes like
it's no big deal.



It's a strange subculture.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 08, 2019 11:58 PM (GBteo)

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Hah, never heard of the Uhaul girls, but it doesn't surprise me. My friend said gay men are men regardless, therefore sexual animals. Women restrain straight men but gay men don't have anyone who keeps them at arm's length like that.

Your description of Uhaul lesbians looks like the same principle is at play, except with nesty female psychology.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 09, 2019 12:08 AM (mblbk)

603 Never met a Subaru I couldn't get stuck in the mud or snow.

Those things are for plowed roads.

Posted by: garrett at January 09, 2019 12:08 AM (m0ex2)

604 You'd think a lot of burb-to-city commuters would understand that given what is considered a "reasonable" commuting distance in many places. My husband was driving 100+ miles a day when we lived in northern Colorado and he worked in Cheyenne. Add in battery draining conditions like, heat, cold, crosswinds (*one* of which was likely to be happening on any given day) and 200 miles is very much not a safe maximum.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 09, 2019 12:00 AM (uquGJ)

Yes, I lived that life. Now I'm rural. Shopping trips are well planned. Not sure how many sheets of plywood a Tesla carries, but I'm guessing it's no more that zero.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 09, 2019 12:09 AM (Rz2Nc)

605 Never met a Subaru I couldn't get stuck in the mud or snow.

Those things are for plowed roads.
Posted by: garrett at January 09, 2019 12:08 AM

I've never gotten stuck in my 76 Jeep CJ

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 09, 2019 12:11 AM (L3YlV)

606 >>I've never gotten stuck in my 76 Jeep CJ

Only if you break an axle and didn't bring the spare!

Posted by: garrett at January 09, 2019 12:11 AM (m0ex2)

607
Model X has an 8 inch clearance vs 8.7 for the Outback.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:12 AM (6EulP)

608 One of the first hybrid cars was developed by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche long before he developed the KdF Wagen.

Small gasoline engine and a generator that supplied power to electric motors that were installed on each wheel.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 12:12 AM (BexHg)

609 I guess, either resign themselves to a not-so-hot sex life or work at improving it, at learning about each other's bodies and turn-ons, etc. Since they seem happy, I guess they choose the latter route.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at January 09, 2019 12:07 AM (d6Ksn)

...sounds awesome.

I don't know. I guess most long term relationships involve little sex (recently got out of an almost decade long relationship), but that just sounds... sad to me.

I think most guys settle for pity sex every few weeks. I just hope that's not my future (although, going by the numbers, it probably will be.)

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 12:13 AM (GBteo)

610 I've never gotten stuck in my 76 Jeep CJ

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 09, 2019 12:11 AM (L3YlV)

High ground clearance, plus short wheelbase, so you can clear small obstacles easily. Subies have the short wheelbase, but lack the high ground clearance. They do well on snow-covered roads, not so well on creek beds and desert trails.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 09, 2019 12:14 AM (nPGq2)

611 I've never gotten stuck in my 76 Jeep CJ
Posted by: Minnfidel at January 09, 2019 12:11 AM (L3YlV)

Word! The first car I bought was a CJ7, I've owned a Jeep ever since.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 09, 2019 12:14 AM (Rz2Nc)

612
Small gasoline engine and a generator that supplied power to electric motors that were installed on each wheel.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 12:12 AM (BexHg)

And then he tried to build a Tiger tank with that drive system, and Hilarity Ensued.

Posted by: Vanya at January 09, 2019 12:15 AM (N12Te)

613
I don't know. I guess most long term relationships involve little
sex (recently got out of an almost decade long relationship), but that
just sounds... sad to me.


***

It is easy to get in a rut like that....and it *will* kill the relationship.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 09, 2019 12:16 AM (cRkMZ)

614 I've never gotten stuck in my 76 Jeep CJ

Only if you break an axle and didn't bring the spare!
Posted by: garrett at January 09, 2019 12:11 AM

I lost a fuel pump on it but didn't consider it stuck, just broke. Was a long walk though. Modern cars suck when it comes to being weekend mechanic friendly. the old 76 I can do everything on. Now you have to have a computer and 349 specialty tools to change a head light.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 09, 2019 12:17 AM (L3YlV)

615 Model X has an 8 inch clearance vs 8.7 for the Outback.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:12 AM (6EulP)

How do you get the Model X out of the desert, if you run the battery flat 20 miles north of Saguaro Lake? Where the roll-back tow trucks can't get to?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 09, 2019 12:17 AM (nPGq2)

616 Yes, I lived that life. Now I'm rural. Shopping trips are well planned. Not sure how many sheets of plywood a Tesla carries, but I'm guessing it's no more that zero.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 09, 2019 12:09 AM (Rz2Nc)

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How many sheets of plywood does an Accord or Camry carry?

EV p/u trucks are on their way. Besides Tesla there are several other companies that have announced plans to roll them out.

I like this one. Based in Arizona, claims a 500 mile range, 0-60 in 5 seconds and 15 min full charge time.

http://www.atlismotorvehicles.com/

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:18 AM (6EulP)

617 I don't know. I guess most long term relationships involve little sex (recently got out of an almost decade long relationship), but that just sounds... sad to me.

.....

Often times the frequency of intimacy is the result of troubles in a relationship moreso than the cause of troubles in a relationship.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 09, 2019 12:19 AM (MuDfX)

618 It is easy to get in a rut like that....and it *will* kill the relationship.
Posted by: 18-1 at January 09, 2019 12:16 AM (cRkMZ)

Yeah. Probably not what killed the relationship, but it certainly was... underwhelming.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 12:19 AM (GBteo)

619 How do you get the Model X out of the desert, if you run the battery flat 20 miles north of Saguaro Lake? Where the roll-back tow trucks can't get to?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 09, 2019 12:17 AM (nPGq2)

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And what if it's a Tuesday night and it's a full moon and a one arm bandit shows up? I mean it COULD happen right?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:20 AM (6EulP)

620 High ground clearance, plus short wheelbase, so you can clear small obstacles easily. Subies have the short wheelbase, but lack the high ground clearance. They do well on snow-covered roads, not so well on creek beds and desert trails.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 09, 2019 12:14 AM

Subaru should make a higher clearance vehicle. Then they'd really have something.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 09, 2019 12:20 AM (L3YlV)

621 Our surplus Willys MB was pretty hard to stick. If you chained it about the only way was high centering it on the skid plate.

It had a winch and more than once I winched it down inclines I drove up.

Miss that little beast.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 09, 2019 12:20 AM (S/hVx)

622 Often times the frequency of intimacy is the result of troubles in a relationship moreso than the cause of troubles in a relationship.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 09, 2019 12:19 AM (MuDfX)

Maybe, I don't know.

It sucked, though. I have more sex as a single guy hanging out with a few random girls then I did in a relationship.

It's kind of fucked up, tbh.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 12:20 AM (GBteo)

623 608 One of the first hybrid cars was developed by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche long before he developed the KdF Wagen.

Small gasoline engine and a generator that supplied power to electric motors that were installed on each wheel.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR)

If you truly know this shit...I am...impressed!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 09, 2019 12:20 AM (LOq4H)

624 Hmmm...

A whole bunch of foreign consulates in Melbourne have been sent suspicious packages with suspected "hazardous materials" in them, including the US and British consulates.

Additional packages have been sent to embassies in Canberra, including possibly the US embassy.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 09, 2019 12:21 AM (I2/tG)

625 Tiger and King Tiger, almost mobile pillboxes mounting 88mm cannons.

Should have churned out Panthers like hotcakes instead.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 12:21 AM (BexHg)

626 This made me laugh. Last comment on Legal Insurrection about Trump's speech and the rebuttal. Speaking of Schumer and Pelosi the commenator said:

These people are insane. They would have been better off having their rebuttal be Ocasio-Cortez dancing for 10 minutes.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 09, 2019 12:22 AM (AllCR)

627 Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 12:20 AM (GBteo)


.....

It is a brave, new world.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 09, 2019 12:22 AM (MuDfX)

628 How many sheets of plywood does an Accord or Camry carry?

EV p/u trucks are on their way. Besides Tesla there are several other companies that have announced plans to roll them out.

I like this one. Based in Arizona, claims a 500 mile range, 0-60 in 5 seconds and 15 min full charge time.

http://www.atlismotorvehicles.com/
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:18 AM (6EulP)

I don't drive a Camry or accord either. Like Calm Mentor stated, where is the energy going to come from. It sure as hell isnt wind or solar.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 09, 2019 12:24 AM (Rz2Nc)

629 I don't know. I guess most long term relationships involve little sex (recently got out of an almost decade long relationship), but that just sounds... sad to me.

I think most guys settle for pity sex every few weeks. I just hope that's not my future (although, going by the numbers, it probably will be.)
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 12:13 AM (GBteo)

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Closing in on 15 years marriage myself. It doesn't have to be. My wife and I go through dry spells every now and then. But generally speaking the sparks are still there. The no sex after marriage is a myth, I think. Either that or if it's real for some, you married the wrong person.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:24 AM (6EulP)

630 We drive subarus here at the kim hause. Love em. Great for all we need and reliable as well. Legacys or outbacks. For years.

Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at January 09, 2019 12:24 AM (0OmEj)

631 Should have churned out Panthers like hotcakes instead.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR)

Thank gawd they didn't! Mount the 88 on that chassis, Russia dies, we don't land, bad things all around.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 09, 2019 12:25 AM (LOq4H)

632 I don't drive a Camry or accord either. Like Calm Mentor stated, where is the energy going to come from. It sure as hell isnt wind or solar.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 09, 2019 12:24 AM (Rz2Nc)

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150 years ago nothing was electrified. Today 100s of billions of things are. I think we'll figure it out.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:26 AM (6EulP)

633 626 This made me laugh. Last comment on Legal Insurrection about Trump's speech and the rebuttal. Speaking of Schumer and Pelosi the commenator said:

These people are insane. They would have been better off having their rebuttal be Ocasio-Cortez dancing for 10 minutes.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 09, 2019 12:22 AM (AllCR)


Democrats would have thought she won. Remember, Biden beat Paul Ryan in a debate by laughing like a hyena.

Posted by: rickl at January 09, 2019 12:27 AM (sdi6R)

634 Moix is right, of course

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at January 09, 2019 12:27 AM (FTPVM)

635 I don't drive a Camry or accord either. Like Calm Mentor stated, where is the energy going to come from. It sure as hell isnt wind or solar.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 09, 2019 12:24 AM (Rz2Nc)

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This is where the argument falls apart, so you will not get an answer to this.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 09, 2019 12:27 AM (ffYR/)

636 625 Tiger and King Tiger, almost mobile pillboxes mounting 88mm cannons.

Should have churned out Panthers like hotcakes instead.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 12:21 AM (BexHg)

Panzer IVs would not have been bad either. Hell anything more than 'flavor of the month' bingo.

JadgTiger was more the poster child for the 'slightly mobile' pillbox. 128mm.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 09, 2019 12:27 AM (KNycr)

637 I am not opposed to new tech. But I am not going to pay 30K and up for something that might get me home without charging in the middle of winter. or stranded on the side of the road with a dead battery. The kicker is that the green weenies act like batteries and electric come from unicorn farts. GTFO.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 09, 2019 12:28 AM (L3YlV)

638 d6Ksn)

...sounds awesome.

I don't know. I guess most long term relationships involve little sex (recently got out of an almost decade long relationship), but that just sounds... sad to me.

I think most guys settle for pity sex every few weeks. I just hope that's not my future (although, going by the numbers, it probably will be.)
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 09, 2019 12:13 AM (GBteo)

If it helps I just turned fifty , I mean 29 and my wife and I still have an active sex life. I just still find her rather attractive and put in the same effort I did when we were younger.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 09, 2019 12:28 AM (Rz2Nc)

639 I worked with a guy once who had just a really weird background. He was relatively young - I will say early 30s which is old on this site, but you know.

Anyway, he was retired from the Marine Corps. Not a medical retirement. Never explained why that was. But he worked for GM for a while, too. And was retired from there.

Still, early 30s.

He had worked protective details. While in the Marines? Unlcear. He carried one of those MP5 briefcases.


Posted by: blaster at January 09, 2019 12:29 AM (ZfRYq)

640 Aestius don't forget the Maus that wasn't.

A simplified Panther with a more robust wheel system would have been a war winner.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 12:29 AM (BexHg)

641 I don't drive a Camry or accord either. Like Calm Mentor stated, where is the energy going to come from. It sure as hell isnt wind or solar.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 09, 2019 12:24 AM (Rz2Nc)

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150 years ago nothing was electrified. Today 100s of billions of things are. I think we'll figure it out.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:26 AM (6EulP)

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The request was for specifics and a detailed plan. Your response is a slogan.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 09, 2019 12:29 AM (ffYR/)

642

so a fellow moron tells me that NurseR blew her load several times over the lunch hour when being phone stroked by Insom...

HELL YES!


Well done you both!

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 09, 2019 12:30 AM (VjVA6)

643 This is where the argument falls apart, so you will not get an answer to this.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 09, 2019 12:27 AM (ffYR/)

Yes, I know.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 09, 2019 12:30 AM (Rz2Nc)

644

Until we find an alternate energy source that eclipses ALL the advantages of the IC engine it will remain THE power source for vehicles.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 09, 2019 12:30 AM (S/hVx)

645 Posted by: rickl at January 09, 2019 12:27 AM (sdi6R)

Yes; She could have said "This is my heartfelt response to our vibrant immigrant community" danced her socks off, and loads of folks would have felt it was very deep and impressive.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 09, 2019 12:31 AM (AllCR)

646 I've been stuck in the middle of a golf course more than once when the cart ran out of juice and that pissed me off. Can't imagine it happening in a car. I've seen too many Tesla flat beds for me to have confidence in an EV right now.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 09, 2019 12:31 AM (2DOZq)

647 I like this one. Based in Arizona, claims a 500 mile range, 0-60 in 5 seconds and 15 min full charge time.



http://www.atlismotorvehicles.com/

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:18 AM (6EulP)

Are you familiar with the term "vaporware"? Because that's what it looks like.
Here's an actual electric pickup that works:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a05hCJr7ei0
(And I have seen it, and know the folks who own it. It is the real deal.)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 09, 2019 12:31 AM (nPGq2)

648 150 years ago nothing was electrified. Today 100s of billions of things are. I think we'll figure it out.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker

You're not WRONG! It's about portability, and batteries, based on PHYSICS!,cannot fill that void, sorry, you seem like a bright guy, but, until you can change certain laws of physics, it's as dead as my sex life...lol

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 09, 2019 12:31 AM (LOq4H)

649 so a fellow moron tells me that NurseR blew her load several times over the lunch hour when being phone stroked by Insom...

HELL YES!


Well done you both!
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 09, 2019 12:30 AM (VjVA6)


Wait, wut?

Posted by: blaster at January 09, 2019 12:31 AM (ZfRYq)

650 Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 09, 2019 12:30 AM (VjVA6)

I'm in a minority. I thought it was too much information, but my prayers are that they are both happy.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 09, 2019 12:32 AM (AllCR)

651 640 Aestius don't forget the Maus that wasn't.

A simplified Panther with a more robust wheel system would have been a war winner.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 12:29 AM (BexHg)

Ever watch the Chieftain videos? some good stuff there. He contends the Panther had some issues, not mechanically/performance per se, but more from an ergonomic standpoint and in case of survivability for the crew if the tank caught on fire.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 09, 2019 12:32 AM (KNycr)

652 150 years ago nothing was electrified. Today 100s of billions of things are. I think we'll figure it out.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:26 AM (6EulP)

Yes , the answer is coal and natural gas. Nuclear works also. None of those answers works for most people advocating EV. Maybe we should figure it out before forcing it.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 09, 2019 12:33 AM (Rz2Nc)

653 150 years ago nothing was electrified. Today 100s of billions of things are. I think we'll figure it out.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:26 AM (6EulP)

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The request was for specifics and a detailed plan. Your response is a slogan.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 09, 2019 12:29 AM (ffYR/)

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Then I guess all the car companies investing hundreds of billions of dollars in EV tech are just foolishly throwing that money away. Or maybe nobody at GM or Volvo or Porsche thought to ask the question? Hmmm.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:33 AM (6EulP)

654 ...We drive subarus here at the kim hause. Love em. Great for all we need and reliable as well. Legacys or outbacks. For years.

Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at January 09, 2019 12:24 AM (0OmEj)



I have nothing but respect for Subarus. Quality vehicles.

But, they're not a lifted Jeep on Dana axles, either.

And a Tesla....*any* Tesla, is not a Subaru AWD, by any measure.

And I'm one who once used his BMW 735iL for a deer hunting trip, as the Chebby pickemup truck was in the shop for Season Opening.

Lotsa rain that weekend, and I had to cut branches for a corduroy road under the '7s back wheels, just to power out of a mudhole.

Most vehicles will go further into the muck than is wise.

And that's when you summon the farmer with the Massey-Furgusen to drag your sorry ass and sorry ass car, OUT of the muck.

Fortunately, it didn't come to that with me n' the '7.

And yes, I got the deer, too.

But I've avoided taking a low ground clearance road sled off into the muck, ever since!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 09, 2019 12:34 AM (QzJWU)

655 640 Aestius don't forget the Maus that wasn't.

A simplified Panther with a more robust wheel system would have been a war winner.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 12:29 AM (BexHg)

Or what the hell was that other monstrosity, essentially a tracked land battleship. I cannot remember the name. Pie in the sky thinking (because I have no idea where they thought they could drive it.)

The Maus at least theoretically could be moved over 'some' bridges.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 09, 2019 12:34 AM (KNycr)

656 A nationwide blackout because CA overloads the power grid because they mandate a 100% EV buy for government vehicles one year and plug them all in at once.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 12:35 AM (BexHg)

657 652 150 years ago nothing was electrified. Today 100s of billions of things are. I think we'll figure it out.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:26 AM (6EulP)

Yes , the answer is coal and natural gas. Nuclear works also. None of those answers works for most people advocating EV. Maybe we should figure it out before forcing it.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 09, 2019 12:33 AM (Rz2Nc)

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That's a separate issue. And I agree with you. As I said earlier, I think someday, long after I'm dead, we will be 100%, or close to it renewables. But for the immediate to medium future, 10, 20, 30, 50 years, we will need all of the above as the transition to renewables is made slooooooooowly.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:36 AM (6EulP)

658 Then I guess all the car companies investing hundreds of billions of dollars in EV tech are just foolishly throwing that money away. Or maybe nobody at GM or Volvo or Porsche thought to ask the question? Hmmm.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:33 AM (6EulP)

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That is a dodge, not an answer. See Subsidies, Government. Our tax dollars built a money losing, inefficient industry. See also: Solyndra.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 09, 2019 12:36 AM (ffYR/)

659 Then I guess all the car companies investing hundreds of billions of dollars in EV tech are just foolishly throwing that money away. Or maybe nobody at GM or Volvo or Porsche thought to ask the question? Hmmm.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:33 AM (6EulP)

British Petroleum is at the forefront of solar power, yet they are still in the oil business.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 09, 2019 12:36 AM (Rz2Nc)

660 That's a separate issue. And I agree with you. As I said earlier, I think someday, long after I'm dead, we will be 100%, or close to it renewables. But for the immediate to medium future, 10, 20, 30, 50 years, we will need all of the above as the transition to renewables is made slooooooooowly.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:36 AM (6EulP)


Fusion or cold fusion.

We aren;t going to advance being powered by the weather. That's what subsistence farmers do.

Posted by: blaster at January 09, 2019 12:37 AM (ZfRYq)

661 That's a separate issue. And I agree with you. As I said earlier, I think someday, long after I'm dead, we will be 100%, or close to it renewables. But for the immediate to medium future, 10, 20, 30, 50 years, we will need all of the above as the transition to renewables is made slooooooooowly.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:36 AM (6EulP)

Oil is renewable.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 09, 2019 12:37 AM (Rz2Nc)

662 Never seen the Chieftain videos.

Ergonomics and brewing up? Oh you mean like the fuel drums attached to the backs of Soviet tanks?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 12:38 AM (BexHg)

663 A simplified Panther with a more robust wheel system would have been a war winner.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 12:29 AM (BexHg)

Disagree.

They would still need oil to drive the thing, which they didn't have. They would still need air control to keep their railroads and factories from being flattened from the air, which, again, they didn't have.

I need to send my review of The Wages of Destruction in for Book Thread consideration, but the author makes a very good case that the they lost the war in January 1942. When they declared on the US and the Soviet Union didn't collapse, they were, at that point, in an attrition grind they couldn't possibly win. They could have dragged it out, but win? Don't think so.

Posted by: Vanya at January 09, 2019 12:39 AM (7PLM4)

664 Or the M4 Sherman being called a Ronson?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 12:39 AM (BexHg)

665 British Petroleum is at the forefront of solar power, yet they are still in the oil business.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 09, 2019 12:36 AM (Rz2Nc)

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Altria just bought 35% of Juul. It's how it works. Legacy companies transition into new fields slowly. GM won't be 100% EV overnight either.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:39 AM (6EulP)

666 That'll be awesome when police cars, fire trucks and amberlampses are all electric.

"911 What's your emergency?"

"I'm having chest pains"

"Sir, the ambulance should be charged up and on the way in 30-45 minutes, or your next heart attack ride is free!"

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 09, 2019 12:39 AM (MuDfX)

667 "625
Tiger and King Tiger, almost mobile pillboxes mounting 88mm cannons.

Should have churned out Panthers like hotcakes instead.


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 12:21 AM (BexHg)"
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Nah, they should have gone with one of the T-34 knockoffs that they built plenty of prototypes of - with transmissions that didn't suck and the L/70 7.5cm gun from the Panther.

Posted by: lurker (the other one) at January 09, 2019 12:40 AM (67XdO)

668 When ev surpasses all the benifits of gasoline engines then it will take off until then we will wait and drive petroleum powered cars.

Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at January 09, 2019 12:40 AM (0OmEj)

669 The Maus at least theoretically could be moved over 'some' bridges.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 09, 2019 12:34 AM (KNycr)

The Ratte. Total pipe dream, they never even tried to prototype it. They pipe dreamed a lot of shit.

Posted by: Vanya at January 09, 2019 12:40 AM (7PLM4)

670 660
We aren;t going to advance being powered by the weather. That's what subsistence farmers do.
Posted by: blaster at January 09, 2019 12:37 AM (ZfRYq)


Ahoy, matey!

Posted by: Bill "Pegleg" Kristol in the 17th century at January 09, 2019 12:41 AM (sdi6R)

671 Lurker, I got to drive a loaded x this summer. It was odd thinking that there was no mechanical connection between the steering wheel and the wheels, fly by wire. I passed an s on hwy5 in cal. the other day- dude had the seat layed back and his feet on the dash, he only had his hands on the wheel to keep the auto pilot from kicking off.

Posted by: choogle at January 09, 2019 12:41 AM (5kfrm)

672 All I know is if they had put in as much effort as they have for EVs I would have my flying car right now.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 09, 2019 12:41 AM (2DOZq)

673 Altria just bought 35% of Juul. It's how it works. Legacy companies transition into new fields slowly. GM won't be 100% EV overnight either.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:39 AM (6EulP)

GM might not last another decade. BP has worked on solar of over thirty years. It's still not viable.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 09, 2019 12:41 AM (Rz2Nc)

674 662 Never seen the Chieftain videos.

Ergonomics and brewing up? Oh you mean like the fuel drums attached to the backs of Soviet tanks?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 12:38 AM (BexHg)

I always liked the logs, honestly.

No, I cannot remember the specific video exactly. More talking about awkward positions for the crew in the turret and the driver being SOL if the tank was on fire. I could be wrong. Stuff that could have been fixed, from what I could tell.

The wheels are bad.

'Hans, we have an issue with this wheel!'

'Ugh, Jurgen. We have to take all the bastards off!'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 09, 2019 12:41 AM (KNycr)

675 Good night, horde.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at January 09, 2019 12:42 AM (d6Ksn)

676 I need to send my review of The Wages of Destruction in for Book Thread consideration, but the author makes a very good case that the they lost the war in January 1942. When they declared on the US and the Soviet Union didn't collapse, they were, at that point, in an attrition grind they couldn't possibly win. They could have dragged it out, but win? Don't think so.
Posted by: Vanya


Vanya, not sure how you could get a copy to me, but, I have advocated, the days of tracked vehicles is over. An eight wheeled "tank" is the future.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 09, 2019 12:43 AM (LOq4H)

677 People are talking about Tesla, and I'm still trying to get my Radio Shack Jacob's Tower to work.

Posted by: Miklos, climbing that ladder at January 09, 2019 12:43 AM (zCyNd)

678 Night Donna of the Ampersands.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 09, 2019 12:43 AM (KNycr)

679 Nah, they should have gone with one of the T-34 knockoffs that they built plenty of prototypes of - with transmissions that didn't suck and the L/70 7.5cm gun from the Panther.

That was General Guderian's suggestion after he got a good look at his first T-34 - that the German tank industry should retool, and just crank out T-34's.

The German tank designers did not appreciate this suggestion.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 09, 2019 12:43 AM (I2/tG)

680 Then I guess all the car companies investing
hundreds of billions of dollars in EV tech are just foolishly throwing
that money away. Or maybe nobody at GM or Volvo or Porsche thought to
ask the question? Hmmm.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 12:33 AM (6EulP)

They are "investing" (more accurately, pissing away) this money because of government diktat and subsidies, and to preserve their cherished market share. They know damned well that practically nobody will buy an EV at its true cost of manufacture, but the gummint subsidies lure a few in.
And the only reason the governments offer these subsidies is that they have signed on to the Gerbil Worming bandwagon, and know that they can use Gerbil Worming to more intrusively destroy the freedom of the average citizen.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 09, 2019 12:44 AM (nPGq2)

681 When ev surpasses all the benifits of gasoline engines then it will take off until then we will wait and drive petroleum powered cars.
Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at January 09, 2019 12:40 AM (0OmEj)

There's the answer.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 09, 2019 12:44 AM (Rz2Nc)

682 Should have churned out Panthers like hotcakes instead.


Like hotscakes, dahlink.

Posted by: Eva from Hungary at January 09, 2019 12:45 AM (zCyNd)

683 Vanya, not sure how you could get a copy to me, but, I have advocated, the days of tracked vehicles is over. An eight wheeled "tank" is the future.
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 09, 2019 12:43 AM (LOq4H)

Well the book is specifically about the Nazi economy, so the only eight wheeled tanks would be a five ton truck with quad fifties on the back

Posted by: Vanya at January 09, 2019 12:45 AM (7PLM4)

684 The Germans screwed the pooch with the USSR by letting Army Gruppe Nord get bogged down besieging Leningrad. Then there is Hitler telling Army Gruppe Sud to conquer two objectives - Stalingrad and the oil fields. Meanwhile those in the center almost made it to Moscow.

If Barbarossa had kicked off a month earlier and more of the German infantry had been fully mechanized it could have been a different story.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 12:46 AM (BexHg)

685 How about the Sd. Kfz 231 Rad 8 w/Pak40?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 12:46 AM (BexHg)

686 I'm in a minority. I thought it was too much information, but my prayers are that they are both happy.


I believe that they haven't met in person yet. Still, he's a whole different person since he got happy.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 09, 2019 12:47 AM (fuK7c)

687 Vanya, thanks, was going to jump in with something similar. Many in the German leadership recognized that even full mobilization ("total war") was not likely to be sufficient, in the longer run, if the US and USSR kept coming at them. A few changed production decisions would not likely have altered the course of the war - maybe even measurably, at all. In the end Germany was crushed in every dimension, not even its technical marvels could change the flow.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 09, 2019 12:48 AM (QDnY+)

688 "Every time they come in, I set a shot glass full of olives at her spot at the bar and we talk about her.



There is value in treating every person as different and unique."I totally loves this!

Posted by: stonecutter at January 09, 2019 12:48 AM (96RtD)

689 Posted by: Vanya at January 09, 2019 12:39 AM (7PLM4)

I think they still could have done for Russia (which would have painted over a ton of sins) if they had not gone for 'Prestige' victories over cold, calculated cut their throat and dance on the corpses after thinking. Leningrad, Stalingrad, Kursk. All situations where they took a force built and dependent on maneuver and turned it into a slug fest for political points.

It is kind of funny, without Hitler you do not have the Barbarossa. With Hitler, it was virtually impossible to win Barbarossa.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 09, 2019 12:49 AM (KNycr)

690 May one ask Arizona Oil Peon an automotive question?

Posted by: Miklos, with an oil leak at January 09, 2019 12:50 AM (zCyNd)

691 Bander, I remember sensing a disruption in the force when I realized that jaded garretts edges were getting sanded in a good way too.

Posted by: choogle at January 09, 2019 12:51 AM (5kfrm)

692 ...If Barbarossa had kicked off a month earlier and more of the German infantry had been fully mechanized it could have been a different story.


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 12:46 AM (BexHg)



Even at a month late, if Germany had "Island Hopped" by surrounding and besieging Leningrad, Stalingrad and others, but PRESSING ONWARD, otherwise, they would have won in a rout.

There was no need to capture or invest those cities. Simply neutralize them, and carry on the attack.

Good thing the U.S Island Hopping campaign in the Pacific was mostly a concurrent event, and not one they could study from the books.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, tX

Posted by: Jim at January 09, 2019 12:51 AM (QzJWU)

693 They are "investing" (more accurately, pissing away) this money because of government diktat and subsidies, and to preserve their cherished market share. They know damned well that practically nobody will buy an EV at its true cost of manufacture, but the gummint subsidies lure a few in.
And the only reason the governments offer these subsidies is that they have signed on to the Gerbil Worming bandwagon, and know that they can use Gerbil Worming to more intrusively destroy the freedom of the average citizen.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Dude, Immigrate I'll sponsor you!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 09, 2019 12:51 AM (LOq4H)

694 May one ask Arizona Oil Peon an automotive question?

Posted by: Miklos, with an oil leak at January 09, 2019 12:50 AM (zCyNd)

Sure. As long as it does not pertain to plugging in your electric car while standing barefoot in a puddle.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 09, 2019 12:52 AM (nPGq2)

695 Didn't help that the slave workers building the German tanks tried to sabotage the product in anyway they could without getting caught.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 09, 2019 12:52 AM (2DOZq)

696 Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 09, 2019 12:47 AM (fuK7c)

If they have phone sex they don't have to meet in person to do that, but yes, it's a very good thing for him as he sounds much happier. You're not a religious person. I've been praying for months that insomniac have a close relationship with a good person It's not good to be lonely/

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 09, 2019 12:52 AM (AllCR)

697 If Barbarossa had kicked off a month earlier and more of the German infantry had been fully mechanized it could have been a different story.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 12:46 AM (BexHg)

Heh. But it hurt.

Posted by: Yugoslavia Stronk! at January 09, 2019 12:52 AM (zCyNd)

698 Eh... yeah. I mean I guess I'm as much in favor of virgins as the next

guy, but there is zero chance I'd date a girl for 4 years without sex."
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and then, after you get married, she gets mad about something, and you go years and years, maybe a decade or more, w/o sex.


Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 12:53 AM (zJ7J0)

699 If Barbarossa had kicked off a month earlier and more of the German infantry had been fully mechanized it could have been a different story.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 12:46 AM (BexHg)

Just having winter gear that first year would have helped as well.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 09, 2019 12:54 AM (KNycr)

700 Sure. As long as it does not pertain to plugging in your electric car while standing barefoot in a puddle.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 09, 2019 12:52 AM (nPGq2)

No, no. Oh sorry, read that as "poodle".

*checks*

Fully compliant.

Posted by: Miklos Stronk! at January 09, 2019 12:54 AM (zCyNd)

701 *un-static*

...and now I can't sleep. Getting out of my own head has been tough lately.

*************************

-Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 08, 2019 11:42 PM (Ri2UQ)

Just read this post by Bitter Clinger and if you didn't?

...you should.

*Standing Ovation*

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 12:55 AM (Ckg4U)

702 Moscow was the one target where you had to take it. EVERYTHING flowed from there.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 09, 2019 12:56 AM (KNycr)

703 Sure. As long as it does not pertain to plugging in your electric car while standing barefoot in a puddle.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peo

"'don't tell us what to do!" the left

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 09, 2019 12:57 AM (LOq4H)

704 Eh... yeah. I mean I guess I'm as much in favor of virgins as the next

guy, but there is zero chance I'd date a girl for 4 years without sex."
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and then, after you get married, she gets mad about something, and you go years and years, maybe a decade or more, w/o sex.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 12:53 AM (zJ7J0)

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Naahhh. Married for 17 years, frozen out for 2. That was the end. I was not going to pay for a freeloading roommate. She had domestic help and still bitched. Phuch that.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 09, 2019 12:57 AM (ffYR/)

705 and then, after you get married, she gets mad about something, and you go years and years, maybe a decade or more, w/o sex.


Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 12:53 AM (zJ7J0)

Does that actually happen? I got married at 25, divorced at 35, we were having sex during the divorce time. Now my wife and I have been together almost 15 years, I do not think she's ever been mad at me more than 15 minutes or so, ertainly not long enough to cut me off.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 09, 2019 12:59 AM (Rz2Nc)

706 Hitler should have been content with half of Poland and Western Europe. He could have addressed the Soviet Union later much later if at all. Germany would have had atomic bombs and jets before the allies if it weren't for Barbarossa.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 09, 2019 01:00 AM (2DOZq)

707 The Reich Air Ministry was a place where good ideas went to die. And if they did survive got frittered away chasing new options.

He 177 Grief, the most aptly named plane ever.
He 219 Uhu, RLM "Nein Bf 110s and Ju 88s will be nachtjaegers!"
Me 262, RLM "eeehhh we might test it... mein Gott we getting bombed!" And then not only Sturmvogel but single seat Schwables got tested for towing glide bombs, or V555 with the glass bombardier nose, a couple got bailed to test acoustic range finding; all of this on top of what Allied bombing was destroying in the forest factories. Oh yeah the Jumo 004B was supposed to last 50 hours but was a miracle for 25 hours. More planes were used to test the BMW 003 engine.

And then on July 4th, 1944 Goering looked up into the sky over Berlin to see P-51D Mustangs escorting bombers and he knew the jig was up.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 01:00 AM (BexHg)

708 Well the book is specifically about the Nazi economy, so the only eight wheeled tanks would be a five ton truck with quad fifties on the back
Posted by: Vanya
LOL I agree, but the resurgence in the German economy was directly tied to the Military build up I would love to read your take.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 09, 2019 01:00 AM (LOq4H)

709 Here is question for AOP:

There is an oil leak in my beach car (I leave the desert to such as like it). It's a 2001 VW Cabrio. I could get under it enough to see that either the o-ring at the oil filter, or the gasket in the oil filter mount is the problem. I have or have ordered both, but am not set up to do even a minor looking job.

I figure a standard oil and filter change, plus 20 minutes to go ahead and replace both o-ring and gasket.

Am I wrong? At least say some smart words that will cause the mechanic to understand that the customer is only a modified idiot.

Posted by: Miklos Asks! at January 09, 2019 01:01 AM (zCyNd)

710 706 Hitler should have been content with half of Poland and Western Europe. He could have addressed the Soviet Union later much later if at all. Germany would have had atomic bombs and jets before the allies if it weren't for Barbarossa.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 09, 2019 01:00 AM (2DOZq)

Not sure I agree on that one. Stalin and Hitler are two sides of the same coin. One or the other would strike. Stalin was always much more inwardly turned though, so it would have taken him a good long while. Plus the fact that he kept liquidating all military leadership did not help.

But yeah, as with so many other things, they should have turned their minds to digesting what they had for a bit before pressing on.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 09, 2019 01:02 AM (KNycr)

711 so a fellow moron tells me that NurseR blew her load several times over the lunch hour when being phone stroked by Insom...

HELL YES!


Well done you both!
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 09, 2019 12:30 AM

That's what cracks me up about this place. Morons get a Ron and an Ette together, they report in, share the progress of relationship and the phone bone, and the commentary that goes with it is smart and military!

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 09, 2019 01:02 AM (L3YlV)

712 Naahhh. Married for 17 years, frozen out for 2. That was the end. I was not going to pay for a freeloading roommate. She had domestic help and still bitched. Phuch that.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 09, 2019 12:57 AM (ffYR/)

Wow, phuck that is right. My wife will talk about hiring people to do shit we can do ourselves, I tell her no way in hell.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 09, 2019 01:02 AM (Rz2Nc)

713 That was one of Abwehr's few successes was in helping Stalin liquidate his officer corps.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 01:05 AM (BexHg)

714 ...Hitler should have been content with half of Poland and Western Europe. He could have addressed the Soviet Union later much later if at all. Germany would have had atomic bombs and jets before the allies if it weren't for Barbarossa.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 09, 2019 01:00 AM (2DOZq)



Stalin had stockpiled HUGE stores of offense weaponry and supplies there against the very boundaries that Hitler violated in his attacks Eastward.

It would have been Barbaroosavich to the West, and the fight would've been on, either way.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 09, 2019 01:05 AM (QzJWU)

715 Am I wrong? At least say some smart words that will cause the mechanic to understand that the customer is only a modified idiot.
Posted by: Miklos Asks!

I'm going to answer, (AOP forgive me) take it to some "quick lube" place. Say "My oil filter is leaking, change the oil and fix that."

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 09, 2019 01:05 AM (LOq4H)

716 Adolf was the reason they won so many battles and the reason they lost the war. The allies realized in the latter years he was more of a hinderance than an asset to the Germans. Hitler misused troops and weapons. Russia was the ultimate fuck up. I think eventually Germany would have fallen but it would have been a lot longer, bloodier and looked more different than we can imagine today. Thank God it fell either way.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 09, 2019 01:08 AM (L3YlV)

717 NurseR blew her load several times over the lunch

How says one "Moron Smorgasbord"?

Posted by: Miklos, here, have a Danish at January 09, 2019 01:08 AM (zCyNd)

718 OT-Paul Joseph Watson in a 4 minute video torches Elizabeth Warren trying to look relatable and normal. "I'm going to get me a beer"


https://tinyurl.com/y6vnnfhe

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 09, 2019 01:09 AM (AllCR)

719 Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim

James, Stalin had nothing stored, had it not been for the "Murmansk pipeline" Stalin would have been wearing leaderhoushin and singing "Uber Allis"

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 09, 2019 01:10 AM (LOq4H)

720 And then on July 4th, 1944 Goering looked up into the sky over Berlin to see P-51D Mustangs escorting bombers and he knew the jig was up.


How perfect is it that the solution needed (long range fighter that's also fast and nimble) is also the prettiest thing that ever flew.

God, those early B-17 raids that had 25% casualties. Self-protecting plane was a great idea on paper...

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 09, 2019 01:10 AM (fuK7c)

721 Yep capturing Moscow would have been a very deadly blow to the USSR. Just the propaganda of Stalin, the man of iron running away would have been devastating.

And if Hitler had not declared war on the US in spite of all the shenanigans over such incidents as capturing a German weather team on Greenland months before Pearl Harbor or the fate of the Hamburg-American liner Rhine trying to reach home and break the British blockade. It could have been a whole different war in Europe.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 01:10 AM (BexHg)

722 Stalin had stockpiled HUGE stores of offense weaponry and supplies there against the very boundaries that Hitler violated in his attacks Eastward.

It would have been Barbaroosavich to the West, and the fight would've been on, either way.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at January 09, 2019 01:05 AM (QzJWU)

That might have well been a bigger disaster than the early stages of Barbarossa. One, defensive engagement for the Germans (at least initially.) Second, the Russians relied pretty heavily on human wave attacks due to the type of command structure they employed. That can work against a manpower poor and exhausted populace like Germany at the end of the war. Against the Germans who were relatively well supplied and still had the cream of their military (veterans of France and Poland) and while you have... veterans of the Winter War who were not shot in '41- of which there were not many?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 09, 2019 01:11 AM (KNycr)

723 Am I wrong? At least say some smart words that will cause the mechanic to understand that the customer is only a modified idiot.

Posted by: Miklos Asks! at January 09, 2019 01:01 AM (zCyNd)

Is that a Beetle or Gnu Beetle? Or a Jetta style car? I assume it's a transverse-engine FWD, right? If the O-ring seal in the oil filter is at fault, then an oil and filter change should fix it. If the oil leak has been ongoing, and survived previous oil/filter changes, then maybe the gasket between the oil filter base and the engine block is compromised. If there even is a separate oil filter base. Many engines don't have it as a separate part. Either it's cast into the block, or cast into the timing cover that incorporates the oil pump. In which case the oil leak might be coming from elsewhere. Popular places: oil pressure switch/oil pressure sender; main crankshaft seal, timing cover gasket; valve cover gasket, head gasket.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 09, 2019 01:11 AM (nPGq2)

724 Posted by: Jim at January 09, 2019 01:05 AM (QzJWU)

From what I've read, Stalin had no intention of attacking Germany and very surprised that Hitler had attacked him. Germany would have only become stronger which would have been just more of a deterrent for Stalin to attack .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 09, 2019 01:11 AM (2DOZq)

725 https://tinyurl.com/y6vnnfhe
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 09, 2019 01:09 AM

Hoo boy. That's painful. Should have said, Me wantum fire water. Psssst. Liz. Nobody says that.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 09, 2019 01:12 AM (L3YlV)

726
I'm going to answer, (AOP forgive me) take it to some "quick lube" place. Say "My oil filter is leaking, change the oil and fix that."

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 09, 2019 01:05 AM (LOq4H)

Thanks, but I want to like this mechanic. According to his business card, his name is Robert E. Lee.

Posted by: Miklos, daisy Dukes + Ukrainian girls..... at January 09, 2019 01:12 AM (zCyNd)

727 With respect to all, disagree on the Russia think. We can say, if they kicked off earlier, if they'd bypassed cities, if they only built Panthers, if, if, if... Basically, it becomes a case of, 'If they'd made literally every major decision the other way, they'd have won.' Well, okay, fine, but that's too far of a stretch for me.

They had to import all their copper. They had to make fake rubber for tires because they didn't have that either. Allocating more steel to area A meant areas B through Z took cuts. They repeatedly cut caloric rations and confiscated food from occupied territories because Germany can't feed its own population. They couldn't import animal feed, so livestock populations dropped, affecting food supplies more.

They had to win fast or lose. They couldn't win fast enough.

And now I must say much love to all and good night.

Posted by: Vanya at January 09, 2019 01:12 AM (7PLM4)

728 Or was '39 or '40 the most recent Military purge? Cannot remember the date, but they went all the way down to the SERGEANT level on that one. I remember my history prof pointing out that it usually takes something on the order of 20 years to develop a good sergeant level leadership.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 09, 2019 01:13 AM (KNycr)

729 And then on July 4th, 1944 Goering looked up into the sky over Berlin to see P-51D Mustangs escorting bombers and he knew the jig was up.


How perfect is it that the solution needed (long range fighter that's also fast and nimble) is also the prettiest thing that ever flew.

God, those early B-17 raids that had 25% casualties. Self-protecting plane was a great idea on paper...
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 09, 2019 01:10 AM

Winston Churchill once said. Hitler built a fortress around Germany, but he forgot to put a roof on it.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 09, 2019 01:15 AM (L3YlV)

730 Night Vanya. Good points all, but the what if game is fun.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 09, 2019 01:15 AM (KNycr)

731 Posted by: Vanya at January 09, 2019 01:12 AM (7PLM4)

The problems you list were after they attacked The Soviet Union.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 09, 2019 01:15 AM (2DOZq)

732 Probably before Winter War Part I where the zampolits made command decisions and the Finns massacred them.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 01:16 AM (BexHg)

733 Pelousy and UpChuck looked like old parents trying to have the "sex talk" with a teenager.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 09, 2019 01:17 AM (L3YlV)

734 Well they tried to build a roof in '44 and then Hitler threw all those fighters away on Operation Bodenplat to support the Ardennes offensive.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 01:18 AM (BexHg)

735 Fenelon, you still here?

Posted by: random lurker commenter at January 09, 2019 01:18 AM (FnLXY)

736 God, those early B-17 raids that had 25% casualties. Self-protecting plane was a great idea on paper...
Posted by: Bandersnatch

25%! sweet jesus! the Army Air Corps (or corpse if you are the smartest prez evar!) lost over 50,000 men! Not one branch of the military lost more men.
gawd where are those men now?

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 09, 2019 01:18 AM (LOq4H)

737 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 09, 2019 01:11 AM (nPGq2)

Not Beetle, Cabrio. Based on the Golf. Beetles are for girls (although all compliments I have have gotten on the Cabrio came form women. Hmmm)

The O-ring part you said is what I was thinking. And yes, in that engine there is a separate oil filter/oil cooler housing with a gasket ($2.4.

Thanks!

Posted by: Miklos, with non-Kubelwagen at January 09, 2019 01:19 AM (zCyNd)

738 The literature is RICH with the reports of the attacking Germans seizing HUGE stockpiles of Soviet munitions and supplies, just East of the border frontiers.

Was Stalin planning to attack? We'll never know.

But was the intent to establish a defensible border? At least VERY likely, there.

While I can cop to the idea that Stalin was "unbelieving, dismayed, confused" as to Hitler's attack, I can also put that into the category of "bullshit" of the propaganda variety.

I simply think that Hitler got to the starting line, first.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 09, 2019 01:20 AM (QzJWU)

739 G'Night, Vanya.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 01:21 AM (Ckg4U)

740 The Luftwaffe would stack fighters over the Zeller See because it was a safe area and because Thunderbolts and Spitfires would have to return to England before the bomber streams would reach the lake.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 01:22 AM (BexHg)

741 Germany has a lot of mineral resources, copper included, but back in the 1940's, they didn't have the means to exploit all of them at the rate needed to feed the war machine.

Germany has "kupferschiefers", or copper-bearing shales, that could be an immense resource, but which require large-scale strip mining, and probably heap-leaching with organic solvents to win the copper from the crushed rock.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 09, 2019 01:22 AM (nPGq2)

742 God, those early B-17 raids that had 25% casualties. Self-protecting plane was a great idea on paper...
Posted by: Bandersnatch

25%! sweet jesus! the Army Air Corps (or corpse if you are the smartest prez evar!) lost over 50,000 men! Not one branch of the military lost more men.
gawd where are those men now?
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 09, 2019 01:18 AM

My Grandfather who is the greatest man I ever knew passed almost 10 years ago. Was in the war from 42 to 45, Flew 17's in the 8th. Then got transferred back to the states for an easy gig, training in Texas on a new classified plane. Turns out it was the B-29. Then they transferred him to the Pacific theater. Was shot down, survived and back in the air the following week. Rarely talked about it. I found out some amazing stuff from my Grandmother when he passed. Miss him every day.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 09, 2019 01:22 AM (L3YlV)

743 '37-'39 was the purge of the military, per wikipedia.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 09, 2019 01:23 AM (KNycr)

744 Stalin was more concerned with controlling the Ukraine , who hated him, than he was about attacking Germany.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 09, 2019 01:23 AM (2DOZq)

745 gawd where are those men now?

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 09, 2019 01:18 AM (LOq4H)

My uncle is in a military cemetery in France.

Shot down in a Liberator New Year's Eve, 1943.

Oddly, of the 10 man crew, only the two waist gunners died. Four were taken prisoner, and four showed up in England several weeks later.

Posted by: Miklos at January 09, 2019 01:23 AM (zCyNd)

746 So the Germans invaded Norway to make it easier for them to get Swedish ore.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 01:23 AM (BexHg)

747 Try getting stuck in me Big Boy.

Posted by: Lena Dunham at January 09, 2019 01:23 AM (Y274z)

748 problems you list were after they attacked The Soviet Union.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 09, 2019 01:15 AM (2DOZq)

The shortages were known quantities even before the war. The Germans made up the difference for a while by trading with the Soviets, but then that obviously stopped on 22 June 1941. And since the question is, Could the Germans have beaten the Soviets, addressing problems that arose after the invasion is perfectly valid.

Night all, really this time

Posted by: Vanya at January 09, 2019 01:25 AM (7PLM4)

749 Aetius not only was the purge of the military an obvious factor to overcome, but the Soviet military was in the midst of a major reorganization/reorientation when Germany attacked. They had embraced "modern" concepts in many ways, but had neither the equipment or personnel to implement them. So overall it was a very vulnerable Soviet military the Germans were "lucky" to attack when they happened to do so.


David Glantz has several largely unreadable but spectacularly fact-packed books on the eastern front. In "Stumbling Colossus" he covers the pre-war and early Barbarossa period. He documents how badly under-equipped most Red Army units were. They generally had only fractions of their intended/designed vehicles and gear, the training level and capability were low. They were nowhere close to being able to conduct offensive operations, and mostly were unable even to protect themselves, as the 1941 summer's catastrophes demonstrated.



Posted by: rhomboid at January 09, 2019 01:25 AM (QDnY+)

750 I am out as well. Night all. Be well.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 09, 2019 01:26 AM (L3YlV)

751 What am I, chopped liver...

Posted by: Your Green Nuke Plant at January 09, 2019 01:26 AM (Y274z)

752 I simply think that Hitler got to the starting line, first.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at January 09, 2019 01:20 AM (QzJWU)

Stalin was nothing if not paranoid. Prepping for an attack is more likely, imo. Still think it would have... not worked out the way the Soviets would have wanted.

It is interesting to consider though.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 09, 2019 01:26 AM (KNycr)

753 My late Uncle Dave was a waist gunner on B-24s over Germany.

He would never go deer hunting after that, ever gain. Said he had seen enough of death.

Odd though. He was a master Master MASTER machinist in the aerospace defense industry, being an essential player in the development of five-axis milling machines.

Came up as an old school tool and die maker. And just got better with time.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 09, 2019 01:26 AM (QzJWU)

754 The O-ring part you said is what I was thinking. And
yes, in that engine there is a separate oil filter/oil cooler housing
with a gasket ($2.4.



Thanks!

Posted by: Miklos, with non-Kubelwagen at January 09, 2019 01:19 AM (zCyNd)

Hope it helps! Do have a look for the oil pressure switch/sending unit. They screw into the head or block, and communicate with a passage under full oil pump pressure, and consist of a metal body and diaphragm held together by a crimped joint. A plentiful source of leaks, and also easy and relatively cheap to replace. Except when located in some dark cranny that cannot be seen or reached by mortal hands.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 09, 2019 01:27 AM (nPGq2)

755 G'Night, Minnfidel.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 01:27 AM (Ckg4U)

756 Posted by: rhomboid at January 09, 2019 01:25 AM (QDnY+)

Not to mention, communications were a HUGE factor during Barbarossa and later for the Soviets. Radios on tanks (not just the unit commander's, are kind of useful.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 09, 2019 01:28 AM (KNycr)

757 So the Germans invaded Norway to make it easier for them to get Swedish ore.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 01:23 AM (BexHg)

Well, to make it more difficult for the Brits to stop him from getting that ore.

BONUS-and the Norwegians sank a German cruiser with a 1906 shore-based torpedo!

Posted by: Miklos, gotta lead a cruiser slow, not like a squirrel at January 09, 2019 01:29 AM (zCyNd)

758 Night Minnfidel.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 09, 2019 01:29 AM (KNycr)

759 Tis time.


Goodnite, good people. Be safe and sleep well.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 09, 2019 01:34 AM (S/hVx)

760 Not to mention, communications were a HUGE factor
during Barbarossa and later for the Soviets. Radios on tanks (not just
the unit commander's, are kind of useful.



Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 09, 2019 01:28 AM (KNycr)

True, dat. I used to own one of these, and it worked, too:


http://files.qrz.com/k/m0ymk/ws19_4.jpg

Dials were labeled in English and Russian.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 09, 2019 01:34 AM (nPGq2)

761 Miklos, defending a fjord has its advantages ...... as the Blucher found out the hard way (on its maiden combat cruise). I think the Germans lost a significant % of their entire destroyer force, as well, mostly to British air attack, during the Norway invasion.


Was somewhat surprised to read in the WWII intel book I'm finishing that Sweden felt confident enough of Germany's hopeless situation to break off economic ties as early as November 1943. Thought it had been much later.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 09, 2019 01:35 AM (QDnY+)

762 Nite, Minnfidel, IG.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 09, 2019 01:35 AM (nPGq2)

763 ...BONUS-and the Norwegians sank a German cruiser with a 1906 shore-based torpedo!

Posted by: Miklos, gotta lead a cruiser slow, not like a squirrel at January 09, 2019 01:29 AM (zCyNd)



Nary a shred of doubt as to your claim, not in the slightest.

But as a history nerd, do you have a link for this? I'd love to read of the details, you see!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 09, 2019 01:35 AM (QzJWU)

764 G'Night, irongrampa.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 01:36 AM (Ckg4U)

765 You forget HMS Glowworm which was part of the simultaneous British invasion of Norway put a real beating on Hipper before sinking. Then there was the British destroyer force that ran into Narvik and proceeded to sink almost half of the Kreigsmarine's destroyers which were helping invade the place.

The German planner for the Norwegian invasion didn't have anything better than a travel guide. Plus they really didn't have ships suitable for an amphibious invasion so a collection of warships and auxiliary carried out a multi-prong seaborne invasion. And yes the antique fort had a surprise in hidden torpedo battery.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 01:37 AM (BexHg)

766 I finally saw that ACO video. Yeah I'm a little late to the party I know.

1. The tits...they be nice!
2. Kinda cool video for a college thing.
3. The tits....did I mention them?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at January 09, 2019 01:38 AM (6EulP)

767 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 09, 2019 01:27 AM (nPGq2)

Thanks again! I know where the leak is from, around the oil filter/cooler. But I can't fix it because first you have to get her legs, uh, the vehicle up a few feet.

Posted by: Miklos, mind right back in the gutter at January 09, 2019 01:39 AM (zCyNd)

768 So, do naval torpedoes float or sink? What about air-delivered ones?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 09, 2019 01:39 AM (nPGq2)

769 "Migrant" Muslims caught torturing a dog to death: https://tinyurl.com/yba4g3mv

More Multiculturalism. Damn them.

Posted by: Beverly at January 09, 2019 01:40 AM (hPb22)

770 Night IGP.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 09, 2019 01:42 AM (KNycr)

771 Aetius the Red Army, for all the reasons I listed above, was in fairly sorry shape in the spring of '41, of course including communications. And they were hit by what was at that time clearly the best army in the world. Even on the home field, it was a disaster for the defenders.


One thing Glantz added to our understanding of the early eastern front and that disastrous summer was that the Red Army actually mounted many counter-strokes and small offensives - it wasn't all headlong chaotic retreat and encirclement (though those were the exclusive outcome, in the end). One of the several reasons for the incredible Soviet casualty numbers was that Stalin and the Stavka, from the outset, demanded more of the Red Army units than they could deliver, and routinely sent them on disastrous offensive operations they couldn't perform.



Posted by: rhomboid at January 09, 2019 01:43 AM (QDnY+)

772 Only 30 crew were rescued off HMS Glowworm, her Captain Lt. Cmdr Rooper received the Victoria Cross for ramming Hipper.

https://uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/4394.html

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 01:43 AM (BexHg)

773
Posted by: Jim at January 09, 2019 01:35 AM (QzJWU)

Cap'n Jim-the fastest is from Wikipedia:


The commander of the torpedo battery at Oscarsborg had at the time of the battle been on sick leave since March 1940. Due to this, the retired Kommandørkaptein (Commander Senior Grade) Andreas Anderssen, who lived in nearby Drøbak, had been assigned as temporary commander for the battery. As an unidentified flotilla started forcing its way past the outer fortifications in the south of the Oslofjord, late at night on 8 April, Oberst Eriksen called Anderssen in and had him come down to the fortress. Kommandørkaptein Anderssen donned his old uniform and was transported by boat over the fjord to the torpedo battery.

Posted by: Adm. Miklos Farragut, full speed ahead at January 09, 2019 01:45 AM (zCyNd)

774 ...So, do naval torpedoes float or sink? What about air-delivered ones?


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 09, 2019 01:39 AM (nPGq2)



Other than training torpedoes, very slightly negative buoyancy, IIRC. Depth adjusted by planes and if the fish runs to exhaustion and sinks, automatic detonation by pre-set depth trigger.

As the son of a deceased career submariner, please don't ask me how I know this stuff, or I'd have to keel you.


/achmedthedeadterrorist



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


hasta la nite nite, Horde!

Posted by: Jim at January 09, 2019 01:45 AM (QzJWU)

775 G'Night, Jim!

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 01:46 AM (Ckg4U)

776 AOP all torpedoes have a depth setting that can be changed prior to launch. I think air delivered/anti-surface-target torpedoes tended to dive a bit and then rise to their running depth. The distinctive technical aspect of the air-delivered torpedoes at Pearl Harbor were special wooden fins added to allow use in the shallow waters.


I think they had those on display at the Japanese naval museum in Sasebo I toured in November. Saw them there, or at another museum in Japan in the last 10 years.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 09, 2019 01:47 AM (QDnY+)

777 3. The tits....did I mention them?

Uh, this is 2019. Finding some retard's rack covered by a shirt is hardly rocket surgery these days.

kbdabear offers 10x more ... titillation ... on a nightly basis.

Posted by: what on earth are you getting excited about? at January 09, 2019 01:47 AM (5jDMY)

778 Posted by: rhomboid at January 09, 2019 01:43 AM (QDnY+)

Granted. I am not sure the system was one which would have been improved though with time- except on the material side of things. Training I am not sure would have improved because ambitious commanders would have been trained to keep their heads down lest they stick up too high.

One of the reasons I think the argument to go in '42 once the Yugo situation popped up in '41 and delayed your plans that year would have not been that bad of an impediment.

Plus, the winter of '41 sucked ass even in relation to other Russian winters. Hindsight.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 09, 2019 01:49 AM (KNycr)

779 Anna Puma is highly distracting.

I check, wow, didn't know about that, and could easily be fascinated and gone for days.

Posted by: Miklos, B.A., History, with honors even at January 09, 2019 01:49 AM (zCyNd)

780 Night Jim.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 09, 2019 01:50 AM (KNycr)

781 Thanks to Jim and Rhomboid.

I am going to go to bed now. Be well, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 09, 2019 01:51 AM (nPGq2)

782 Night all. Be well.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at January 09, 2019 01:53 AM (ffYR/)

783 Nice desert dreams, AOP!

Posted by: Miklos, also vertically inclined at January 09, 2019 01:53 AM (zCyNd)

784 G'Night Alberta Oil Peon and Calm Mentor!

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 01:54 AM (Ckg4U)

785 The RN destroyer attack at Narvik is one of those very successful battles that didn't alter the fact the Germans took Norway. Much as the four tin cans of DesRon 29 carrying out a night attack on the Japanese invasion fleet at Balikpapan didn't change the fact the Japanese still took the place.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 01:55 AM (BexHg)

786 "Anna Puma is highly distracting.
I check, wow, didn't know about that, and could easily be fascinated and gone for days.
"
-Posted by: Miklos, B.A., History, with honors even at January 09, 2019 01:49 AM (zCyNd)

She does that.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 01:55 AM (Ckg4U)

787 Nyah

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 01:56 AM (BexHg)

788 Night AOP and Calm Mentor.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 09, 2019 01:56 AM (KNycr)

789 She does that.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 01:55 AM (Ckg4U)

Anna is a she? Are you even allowed to say that?

Posted by: Xerklos at January 09, 2019 01:58 AM (zCyNd)

790 "Anna is a she? Are you even allowed to say that?"
-Posted by: Xerklos at January 09, 2019 01:58 AM (zCyNd)

Is Ben Had a dude? I mean...

*screeching tires, glass breaking, cat-yelp*

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 02:01 AM (Ckg4U)

791 Actually I am a neko-grrl android. Because I am an AI I can't legally be held responsible for my actions. As the police chief of Newport City once said, "think of her as a faulty appliance!"

Which is only slightly better than Leona calling me a "bio-mechanical love doll."

Ggrrr....

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 02:01 AM (BexHg)

792 I believe she prefers to go with Nekko-Cat-Girl?, IIRC.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 09, 2019 02:02 AM (KNycr)

793 Is Ben Had a dude? I mean...

*screeching tires, glass breaking, cat-yelp*

*gunfire in the distance, but getting closer*

Posted by: Miklos, battening hatches at January 09, 2019 02:03 AM (zCyNd)

794
I missed the president's address.

How was it? Did he look and sound presidential?

The Optics, how were they?

What was the Cuck reaction?

Posted by: Soothsayer SLX Pro Series II Platinum Turbo at January 09, 2019 02:06 AM (mBtaw)

795 Which is only slightly better than Leona calling me a "bio-mechanical love doll."

Ggrrr....


Leona Helmsley had that? Damn!

Posted by: Mikloses are for the little people at January 09, 2019 02:08 AM (zCyNd)

796 Osazki Leona, Newport City Tank Police. She is quite bonkers and intense.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 02:11 AM (BexHg)

797 Osazki Leona, Newport City Tank Police

What a character you are.

Indeed, quite a character.

Posted by: Sidney "Miklos" Greenstreet at January 09, 2019 02:14 AM (zCyNd)

798 And since I am typoing, time for bed.

Oyasumi.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 09, 2019 02:16 AM (BexHg)

799 Qdpsteve, if you're still here:

You/your company COST that woman $23 in court costs she would not have had to pay BUT FOR ya'lls screrw-up. Your boss is an asshole for refusing to pay it, I guess because he knows that it would cost her more than $23 to pursue it in small claims court (although she WOULD win). You shou;d man up and pay her yourself, apologize to her, and tell your boss you made her whole, as it was absolutely the right thing to do.

As for "conservative" men seeking conservative women who will nonetheless put out like pole dancers -- nope, they not looking for conservative dates, they're just looking to get laid. Leftist women are sure to put out, as it's part of their ideology ("I'm just like men, I can fuck without attachments, I don't care" etc.). So, Harry et al. get their rocks off and end up with all the bunny boilers in their little black book, and WILL someday pay the piper for their promiscuity.

Marriage means no sex = big lie. As someone upthread said, lousy sex life is a consequence, not a cause, of marital misery. Exceptions to that rule are rare indeed.

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at January 09, 2019 02:17 AM (QU+qf)

800 G'Night, Anna Puma.

Posted by: Michael Milken at January 09, 2019 02:18 AM (Ckg4U)

801 *off, damnable sock*

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 02:18 AM (Ckg4U)

802 BREAKING

Slapweasel Industries [NYSE: SLAP] announces spinoff of SlapSox unit

Posted by: MiklosWatch at January 09, 2019 02:38 AM (zCyNd)

803 We here at Slapweasel Industries strive to achieve the utmost for our Shareholders.

I am happy to announce that we have acquired the Chicago White Sox in a deal for Slapweasel Farms, Chewy Chocolate Caramel Slaps and a Petrochemical plant to be named later.

Jerry Reinsdorf and Eddie Einhorn are now the proud owners of a richly American tradition of farming, petro-chemistry and our newly-opened Chocolate Factory.

Michael Milken is still in prison and we have never resumed ties with he, nor his Family.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 02:52 AM (Ckg4U)

804 *starts with the trash cans, Lord what these chirren leave in these things*

*sees the sweeping and mopping gonna be easier than that one time*

Posted by: Miklos, third shift facility maintenance associate at January 09, 2019 02:54 AM (zCyNd)

805 Jerry Reinsdorf and Eddie Einhorn are now the proud owners of a richly American tradition of farming, petro-chemistry and our newly-opened Chocolate Factory.

One word.

Agro-petro-plasto-chocolate

Posted by: Miklos, a Graduate at January 09, 2019 02:59 AM (zCyNd)

806 "Agro-petro-plasto-chocolate"
-Posted by: Miklos, a Graduate at January 09, 2019 02:59 AM (zCyNd)

See? Now I'm having second thoughts about the trade.

I keep telling people that I'm not that bright, but they refuse to believe me.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 03:02 AM (Ckg4U)

807 Marriage means no sex = big lie. As someone
upthread said, lousy sex life is a consequence, not a cause, of marital
misery. Exceptions to that rule are rare indeed.

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at January 09, 2019 02:17 AM (QU+qf)

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LOL

a woman (apparently) denying that women use sex as a weapon.

pull the other one: it's got bells on it.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 03:04 AM (zJ7J0)

808 Screw it. It won't make it past the S.E.C. anyway.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 03:05 AM (Ckg4U)

809 which also re-raises the age old question:

why are women always so unhappy?

they have half the money and ALL the pussy.


Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 03:07 AM (zJ7J0)

810 See? Now I'm having second thoughts about the trade.

I believe that common law includes the principle of Slap-Buyer-Weasel's Remorse.

Posted by: Miklos, not a lawyer for undisclosed reasons at January 09, 2019 03:09 AM (zCyNd)

811 Screw it. It won't make it past the S.E.C. anyway.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 03:05 AM (Ckg4U)

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talk to me.

Posted by: Nick Sabin at January 09, 2019 03:09 AM (zJ7J0)

812 "talk to me."
-Posted by: Nick Sabin at January 09, 2019 03:09 AM (zJ7J0)

Listen, Nick...

Your type of coaching and recruiting may make a splash with college kids and the fraudulent NCAA, but your shit doesn't wash here.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 03:11 AM (Ckg4U)

813 they have half the money and ALL the pussy.


Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 03:07 AM (zJ7J0)

Haven't heard that in a while. It should be inscribed in all courtrooms where divorce and custody cases are heard.

Posted by: Miklos, confimed batchelor at January 09, 2019 03:11 AM (zCyNd)

814 "I believe that common law includes the principle of Slap-Buyer-Weasel's Remorse."
-Posted by: Miklos, not a lawyer for undisclosed reasons at January 09, 2019 03:09 AM (zCyNd)

In principle, yes. After I signed that contract with The Quill, from my blood? Even Case Law will take years to reckon the remorse.

*calls lawyer*

--He says Satan is busy, but he can get a hold of him by Monday.

I think he just wants billable hours.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 03:16 AM (Ckg4U)

815 we keep lowering taxes on the rich and if we did away with minimum wage I could hire someone to cut my lawn for a dollar if the establishment republicans join with democrats to open borders.

Posted by: ramondo at January 09, 2019 03:16 AM (TZpAL)

816 P.S.: Never hire a lawyer named "Schuyster".

...lesson learned.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 03:18 AM (Ckg4U)

817 I think he just wants billable hours.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 03:16 AM (Ckg4U)

I settle for imbibeable hours.

Posted by: Miklos, an actual attorney in one state at January 09, 2019 03:18 AM (zCyNd)

818 "a woman (apparently) denying that women use sex as a weapon.

pull the other one: it's got bells on it."
Posted by: redc1c4

Who said anything about weapons? Weapons are for war. Instruments to HURT the other person, badly. I.e., something employed by a spouse who is MISERABLE.

Why is that spouse miserable? Hmmmmm? Perhaps if one resolves that issue, and treats said spouse like a valuable, desirable human being, perhaps the sex will come back. Funny how that works. Of course, leaving unhappiness to fester, never addressed, NEVER works.

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at January 09, 2019 03:21 AM (QU+qf)

819 screeching tires, glass breaking, cat-yelp*
Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 02:01 AM (Ckg4U)
=

Is the cat ok?

Posted by: Well, Duh! at January 09, 2019 03:22 AM (eNHDE)

820 Why is that spouse miserable? Hmmmmm? Perhaps if one resolves that issue, and treats said spouse like a valuable, desirable human being, perhaps the sex will come back. Funny how that works. Of course, leaving unhappiness to fester, never addressed, NEVER works.


This is why men have affairs.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 09, 2019 03:22 AM (fuK7c)

821 ramondo: It is laudable, if not remarkable that your English has come so far, so fast. I commend you on that particular accomplishment, amigo.

Your punctuation and grammar could use a little more time in the Forge, but that is neither here-nor-there.

What I'd like to ask you about is the notion that these Grand Non-Sequiturs are in any way productive. They convey scattered ideas that make it seem that you are either in the Ether or on it.

As an aside, if you have Neighborhood Kids, I submit that they are just white-and-dumb enough to push a mower for One Crisp American Treasury Note.

No need for Open Borders, fella; lest you take the door off the front of your house and lead by example.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 03:29 AM (Ckg4U)

822 Gov. huckaboob voters in her district were happy to vote for rashida talib. When will conservative realize them and me don't make we. After 2016 that discredited establishment democrats, the corporate democrats could oolong prevent the democrat base from electioning radical democrats that represent the base instead of the donor class.

Posted by: ramondo at January 09, 2019 03:29 AM (TZpAL)

823 "I settle for imbibeable hours."
-Posted by: Miklos, an actual attorney in one state at January 09, 2019 03:18 AM (zCyNd)

I used to when I worked in bars. Alas, my liver up-and-died. Freaking Quitter.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 03:31 AM (Ckg4U)

824 "Is the cat ok?"
-Posted by: Well, Duh! at January 09, 2019 03:22 AM (eNHDE)

The cat didn't make it Is FINE! He's off to live with Jerry Reinsdorf at Slapweasel Farms.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 03:32 AM (Ckg4U)

825 This is why men have affairs.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

Rather than address the issues in their marriage. Brilliant.
Some women also respond in that childish, selfish manner. And nothing ever improves. Bravo.

Red, I know from lurking here that what your situation is, wrt intimacy. I don't know, nor is it my business, why you and "Resident Evil" as you call her, have arrived at such an impasse. I am sorry you have.

I personally would not wish to remain married to someone who hated me, or whom I hated , that much.

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at January 09, 2019 03:32 AM (QU+qf)

826 ramondo:

"English as a Second Language" has been berry, berry good to you. You're coming-along just fine.

Pro Tip:

Refine the language and stop drinking Windex. I say this as a longtime Blu-Juice aficionado. Switch to Curacao, please.

Should you stay on this pace, you'll be dead before you hit twenty-nine. Nobody wants that.

In the meantime, I've got a great recipe for cheeseburger soup that wasn't honed in time for the Moron Cookbook.

Let me know if you want it.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 03:44 AM (Ckg4U)

827 Up before the alarm which is ok as I have to be gone around 0500 hrs.

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2019 03:45 AM (/rm4P)

828 From the Trump Oval Office speech thread:

598 Jake Tapper just tweeted a phone picture of his television showing Schumer and Pelosi without comment.

Even he admits they looked downright creepy.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 08, 2019 09:23 PM (I/iGu)

Thank you for alerting me to that! Whoa. Please let that be plastered all over the country. Maybe PDT can add it to the small collection of photos behind his desk in the Oval Office.

Posted by: m at January 09, 2019 03:46 AM (Q7mSB)

829 Up before the alarm which is ok as I have to be gone around 0500 hrs.
Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2019 03:45
=
bacon.
Bacon!
BACON!!!1!

Posted by: Well, Duh! at January 09, 2019 03:49 AM (eNHDE)

830 If I wouldn't have gotten up early might have been instant oatmeal, but no bacon.

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2019 03:52 AM (/rm4P)

831 820 Why is that spouse miserable? Hmmmmm? Perhaps if one resolves that issue, and treats said spouse like a valuable, desirable human being, perhaps the sex will come back. Funny how that works. Of course, leaving unhappiness to fester, never addressed, NEVER works.

This is why men have affairs.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 09, 2019 03:22 AM (fuK7c)

825 This is why men have affairs.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

Rather than address the issues in their marriage. Brilliant.
Some women also respond in that childish, selfish manner. And nothing ever improves. Bravo.

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at January 09, 2019 03:32 AM (QU+qf)

Eleanor, the way I read Bandersnatch's "This is why men have affairs," his "This" refers to "this sort of shrill, sniping hectoring you're typing up, here". But I could be wrong.

Posted by: m at January 09, 2019 03:53 AM (Q7mSB)

832 might have been instant oatmeal, but no bacon.
Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2019 03:52 AM (/rm4P)
=
sausages.
Sausages!
SAUSAGES!!!1!

Posted by: Well, Duh! at January 09, 2019 03:55 AM (eNHDE)

833 legalinsurrection.com/watch live trump gives-lives address on immigration
Read his whole speech there

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2019 03:59 AM (/rm4P)

834 827 Up before the alarm which is ok as I have to be gone around 0500 hrs.
Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2019 03:45 AM (/rm4P)

I figured out my snooze button snafu before I set my alarm last night--and then woke up before the alarm went off.

Posted by: m at January 09, 2019 04:00 AM (Q7mSB)

835 I often plug my tablet in and leave on to use the alarm, the other night didn't get to sleep until almost midnight the tablet alarm was set somehow and woke me up at 12.

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2019 04:14 AM (/rm4P)

836 why do husbands die before their wives?

Posted by: Nick Sabin at January 09, 2019 04:16 AM (zJ7J0)

837 I did figure out with this mysterious app on my tablet that plays commercials I have to turn off all browsers or it will burst one out in the middle of the night if tablet is on.

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2019 04:16 AM (/rm4P)

838 do married men actually live longer than single men?

Posted by: Nick Sabin at January 09, 2019 04:16 AM (zJ7J0)

839 why do women close their eyes during sex?

Posted by: Nick Sabin at January 09, 2019 04:17 AM (zJ7J0)

840 /off SEC sock

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 04:18 AM (zJ7J0)

841 what is the one substance guaranteed to destroy the sex drive in any female?

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 04:19 AM (zJ7J0)

842 why is the bride always smiling at the wedding?

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 04:20 AM (zJ7J0)

843 839 >>>why do women close their eyes during sex?

Dreaming of England.

Posted by: m at January 09, 2019 04:20 AM (Q7mSB)

844 when is a man complete?

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 04:21 AM (zJ7J0)

845 do married men actually live longer than single men?
Posted by: Nick Sabin at January 09, 2019 04:16 AM (zJ7J0)

No. That's an old wive's tail.

Posted by: Well, Duh! at January 09, 2019 04:21 AM (eNHDE)

846 Dreaming of England.

Posted by: m at January 09, 2019 04:20 AM (Q7mSB)

---
nope: try again

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 04:22 AM (zJ7J0)

847 845 do married men actually live longer than single men?
Posted by: Nick Sabin at January 09, 2019 04:16 AM (zJ7J0)

No. That's an old wive's tail.
Posted by: Well, Duh! at January 09, 2019 04:21 AM (eNHDE)

"tail"
phrasing

Posted by: m at January 09, 2019 04:23 AM (Q7mSB)

848 No. That's an old wive's tail.

Posted by: Well, Duh! at January 09, 2019 04:21 AM (eNHDE)

---
bingo: you don't live longer when you're married.

it just seems that way.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 04:23 AM (zJ7J0)

849 americanthinker.com/democrats can fund the world but not the wall
It is obscene how much we give away to our enemies

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2019 04:24 AM (/rm4P)

850 Heya red.

Posted by: SMH at January 09, 2019 04:24 AM (wGitj)

851 why are women always trying to get the unattached bachelors in their circle of friends paired up with a female?

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 04:25 AM (zJ7J0)

852 hey-oh SMH!

como frijoles?

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 04:26 AM (zJ7J0)

853 redc1c4 = Henny Youngman?

Posted by: m at January 09, 2019 04:26 AM (Q7mSB)

854 spot the fallacy: "Happy wife, Happy life"

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 04:27 AM (zJ7J0)

855 what is the most inaccurately named surgical procedure in human history?

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 04:28 AM (zJ7J0)

856 tail"
phrasing
Posted by: m at January 09, 2019 04:23 AM (Q7mSB)

On porpoise.

Posted by: Well, Duh! at January 09, 2019 04:29 AM (eNHDE)

857 856 tail"
phrasing
Posted by: m at January 09, 2019 04:23 AM (Q7mSB)

On porpoise.
Posted by: Well, Duh! at January 09, 2019 04:29 AM (eNHDE)

ah

Posted by: m at January 09, 2019 04:30 AM (Q7mSB)

858 854 spot the fallacy: "Happy wife, Happy life"
Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 04:27 AM (zJ7J0)

I think this is the first one that I haven't heard before.

Posted by: m at January 09, 2019 04:30 AM (Q7mSB)

859 856 tail"

phrasing

Posted by: m at January 09, 2019 04:23 AM (Q7mSB)



On porpoise.

Posted by: Well, Duh! at January 09, 2019 04:29 AM (eNHDE)



ahi

Posted by: m at January 09, 2019 04:30 AM (Q7mSB)

---
FTFY!

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 04:31 AM (zJ7J0)

860 "como frijoles?"
-Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 04:26 AM (zJ7J0)

How beans?

Is this an Elizabeth Warren joke?

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 04:31 AM (Ckg4U)

861 P.S.: It is spelled "Saban", redc1c4.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 04:33 AM (Ckg4U)

862 SMH is having refied beans for breakfast?

Posted by: Slapweasel's dead cat at January 09, 2019 04:36 AM (eNHDE)

863 I think this is the first one that I haven't heard before.

Posted by: m at January 09, 2019 04:30 AM (Q7mSB)

---
that's because the only way you can really make them happy is to have a sizable estate, no other heirs, and die suddenly, and cheaply, from a non-communicable disease, so they can go run off with the boy toy/s (or girl/s) of their choice, on your deceased dime.

you didn't *really* think they loved you for your looks, or wit or personality, did you, sucker?

call it "grave alimony"....

one way or another, you pay, they win.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 04:37 AM (zJ7J0)

864 859
ahi
Posted by: m at January 09, 2019 04:30 AM (Q7mSB)
---
FTFY!
Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 04:31 AM (zJ7J0)

mahimahi

Posted by: m at January 09, 2019 04:38 AM (Q7mSB)

865 P.S.: It is spelled "Saban", redc1c4.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 04:33 AM (Ckg4U)

---
IDGAF: this is the ONT, and i'm a USC (SoCal) fan

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 04:38 AM (zJ7J0)

866 863 I think this is the first one that I haven't heard before.

Posted by: m at January 09, 2019 04:30 AM (Q7mSB)

---
that's because the only way you can really make them happy is to have a sizable estate, no other heirs, and die suddenly, and cheaply, from a non-communicable disease, so they can go run off with the boy toy/s (or girl/s) of their choice, on your deceased dime.

you didn't *really* think they loved you for your looks, or wit or personality, did you, sucker?

call it "grave alimony"....

one way or another, you pay, they win.
Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 04:37 AM (zJ7J0)

Maybe work on that punchline?

Posted by: m at January 09, 2019 04:39 AM (Q7mSB)

867 ..."one way or another, you pay, they win."
-Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 04:37 AM (zJ7J0)

Jaded and cynical is no way to go through life, you Silly Bastard.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 04:39 AM (Ckg4U)

868 spot the fallacy: "Happy wife, Happy life"
Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 04:27 AM (zJ7J0)

Never been a "happy wife".

Posted by: Slapweasel's dead cat at January 09, 2019 04:39 AM (eNHDE)

869 "como frijoles"

how have you bean?

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 04:39 AM (zJ7J0)

870 Maybe work on that punchline?

Posted by: m at January 09, 2019 04:39 AM (Q7mSB)

---
the punchline is that's true:

hits you right in the gut AND the wallet, but you're dead, so, who gives a shit.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 04:41 AM (zJ7J0)

871 "how have you bean?"
-Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 04:39 AM (zJ7J0)

*makes a note of it*

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 04:41 AM (Ckg4U)

872 862 SMH is having refied beans for breakfast?
Posted by: Slapweasel's dead cat at January 09, 2019 04:36 AM (eNHDE)

---

Haha.

Ex-ex is sick and I've been napping when I'm not caring for him.

He's running a fever and he's not the type to be fussed over when sick.

Hopefully this is just a 24 hour bug.

Posted by: SMH at January 09, 2019 04:42 AM (wGitj)

873 Never been a "happy wife".

Posted by: Slapweasel's dead cat at January 09, 2019 04:39 AM (eNHDE)

---
bingo! you can't make them happy... except (see above)

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 04:42 AM (zJ7J0)

874 My non-existent Dead Cat is vocal this morning.

I'm-a open a can of tuna and see what shakes loose.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 04:43 AM (Ckg4U)

875 Hopefully this is just a 24 hour bug.

Posted by: SMH at January 09, 2019 04:42 AM (wGitj)

---
do you have any saran wrap in the house?


Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 04:44 AM (zJ7J0)

876 Jaded and cynical is no way to go through life, you Silly Bastard.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 04:39 AM (Ckg4U)

---
}i am neither jaded nor cynical.

i'm just experienced, and a keer observer of reality.

it;s not my fault things are they way they are: i just survive here.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 04:46 AM (zJ7J0)

877 Hopefully this is just a 24 hour bug.

Posted by: SMH at January 09, 2019 04:42 AM (wGitj)

Else, he'd be your ex-ex-ex.

Posted by: Slapweasel's dead cat at January 09, 2019 04:48 AM (eNHDE)

878 Got to go, have fun

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2019 04:51 AM (/rm4P)

879 *smiles wanly*

You guys are hilarious.

Think I may be coming down with whatever he's got

Posted by: SMH at January 09, 2019 04:51 AM (RU4sa)

880 "It's not my fault things are they way they are: I just survive here."
-Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2019 04:46 AM (zJ7J0)

Email is in my nic. I've been wanting to talk to you for some time, Brother.

I'm not worried about you, but I've been wondering about your story and I'd like to hear it sometime.

I want to know why Miley calls you "heartless"... lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 04:52 AM (Ckg4U)

881 He's running a fever and he's not the type to be fussed over when sick.

Hopefully this is just a 24 hour bug.
Posted by: SMH at January 09, 2019 04:42 AM (wGitj)

Not the type to be fussed over when sick.

Where does one obtain this particular model? Must be a special-order...

Posted by: Antisocialist at January 09, 2019 04:52 AM (Oq2ab)

882 Take care, Skip!

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 04:52 AM (Ckg4U)

883 Yeah, he's one of a kind, lol.

I thank God for bringing him into my life again.

Mopping his brow when he's sick is the least I can do.

Posted by: SMH at January 09, 2019 04:56 AM (RU4sa)

884 why do husbands die before their wives?
Posted by: Nick Sabin at January 09, 2019 04:16 AM (zJ7J0)

Because we want you to.

Posted by: Antisocialist at January 09, 2019 04:56 AM (Oq2ab)

885 "Think I may be coming down with whatever he's got."
-Posted by: SMH at January 09, 2019 04:51 AM (RU4sa)

I hope that isn't so, darlin'.

You may also give me a call to Shoot the Shit, if you'd like. If you still have my number.

You know my affinity for you and I wish you very, very well.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 04:57 AM (Ckg4U)

886 "why do husbands die before their wives?"
-Posted by: Nick Sabin at January 09, 2019 04:16 AM (zJ7J0)

"Because we want you to."
-Posted by: Antisocialist at January 09, 2019 04:56 AM (Oq2ab)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 04:58 AM (Ckg4U)

887 Thank you Slap.

Posted by: SMH at January 09, 2019 04:59 AM (RU4sa)

888 You're quite welcome, SMH.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 05:00 AM (Ckg4U)

889 Let the Day Begin...
"The Call"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to2KasivROc

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2019 05:04 AM (Ckg4U)

890 Happy day 9, Horde

CA and NY are instituting single payer healthcare for all residents in those states, except for the people that can pay for their own care.

This should be fun to watch.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 09, 2019 05:33 AM (MxIn6)

891 Mitt Romney can put me on the roof of his car any time he wants. Do as you will Mittens...take me for a long drive through the country side and we shall picnic by the stream.

Posted by: Bill Kristol speaks truth to power at January 09, 2019 05:39 AM (yhf6w)

892

Rosenstein "resigned" supposedly.

Par for course, I guess.

New AG.

Good riddance.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 09, 2019 05:57 AM (OKeCc)

893
I fell asleep before Trumps nine minute long speech last night. Woke up sometime during the night and thought I'd read what he had to say. Clicked on an A/P link.

It took three people hours to write about an nine minute speech. They didn't 'report' it as so much give their opinion. Most newspapers will now use the A/P article to 'inform' their readers about the speech.

In other words 'news' is actually 'opinion' in this day and age.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 09, 2019 05:59 AM (jYje5)

894
Good morning, Hordians.

Let's get out there and shame the lunatics by living a good life today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 09, 2019 06:14 AM (LsBY9)

895

Rosenstein "resigned" supposedly.

Par for course, I guess.

New AG.

Good riddance.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette

Something else for the left to salivate over.

Posted by: Jean at January 09, 2019 06:14 AM (sFO1P)

896 Good Morning Glories,

Today is a good day to call your Congressional and Senate Representatives and tell them to stand firm with President Trump.


Call the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Senate or congressional office you request.

Posted by: ALH at January 09, 2019 06:15 AM (/Z/Su)

897 Morning all

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2019 06:17 AM (9uM86)

898 Seems like someone in the earlier thread might have been trying to get a hold of me, but can't find who that was now. Just a note-if people have any prayer requests for the Morning Threadplease free to send them to me by 8:00 a.m. EST this morning. Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 09, 2019 06:17 AM (AllCR)

899 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 09, 2019 06:20 AM (cqNba)

900
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 09, 2019 06:22 AM (KCxzN)

901 I guess the msm couldn't spin Trump's speech as lies so they went the divisive and racist route.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 09, 2019 06:22 AM (JUOKG)

902 Posted by: Newest Nic at January 09, 2019 05:59 AM (jYje5)
______________

Legal Insurrection posted the entire text of Trump's speech on their site, if you want to read it.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 09, 2019 06:23 AM (fqUgw)

903 In our morning prayer time with my husband and I, I-not surprisingly probably to anyone here tend to sometimes go on tangents unrelated to prayer. Today it was about conservative websites. I made spouse laugh by saying: take "Conservative Treehouse" It's a conservative site . Along with discussion about politics They have a thread with prayers and little saying from the bible. and lovely pictures. We have discussions about masturbation and boobies." (and thanks to Slap the previous prayer coordinator and through the good idea of OregonMuse) we have a weekly prayer list, CTH has a link for prayer requests. Anyway, there's whole lot of conservative sites. Pray that we all be allowed our free speech!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 09, 2019 06:24 AM (AllCR)

904 Comrades, do as you're told, and all will be well.

Posted by: The Elite at January 09, 2019 06:25 AM (DMUuz)

905 Let's get out there and shame the lunatics by living a good life today.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 09, 2019 06:14 AM (LsBY9)

Through God's grace I will live a better life today than I did for part of yesterday-and the previous day-and hopefully be less cranky on here because now we have heat, thanks be to God!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 09, 2019 06:31 AM (AllCR)

906 hiya

Posted by: JT at January 09, 2019 06:31 AM (6vmDM)

907 Sorry; I forgt the e-mail

FenelonDirection18 at sign g mail.com

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 09, 2019 06:40 AM (AllCR)

908 Also, Conservative Treehouse has a video of Trump's speech-Scroll down

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 09, 2019 06:41 AM (AllCR)

909 yay for heat, Fen!

good morning horde!

doggeh been barking last night - dunno why
I told him.he's not my friend today

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 09, 2019 06:41 AM (BJlbN)

910 hope SMH and her triple Ex feel better soon
*pushes chicken soup through usb port*

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 09, 2019 06:44 AM (BJlbN)

911 Morning all, lets go and get it done.

Posted by: Picric at January 09, 2019 06:44 AM (nonGu)

912 Good morning everyone! Today is a great day! For lo! the blueberry pancakes are accompanied by Italian sausage and eggs.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 09, 2019 06:47 AM (YndB3)

913 If you haven't done so consider calling or writing your Congresspeople today to let them know your feelings about a wall and write the President With so much vitriol directed against him needs to know of our support and prayers tooyou're a praying person.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 09, 2019 06:48 AM (AllCR)

914
Legal Insurrection posted the entire text of Trump's speech on their site, if you want to read it.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 09, 2019 06:23 AM


Thanks. I see that DJT used a line I just discovered and posted here recently...

"They don't build walls because they hate the people on the outside, but because they love the people on the inside."

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 09, 2019 06:49 AM (jYje5)

915 I see occasional cortex's response to Trump's speech was.....he needs to explain why we don't abolish ICE.

Yep, the left has lost the narrative.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 09, 2019 06:51 AM (JUOKG)

916 And speaking of Conservative Treehouse, they have a thread-open thread which features the tomb of the unknown soldier. One there is usualy some
nice woman who posts a very nice litany of things to pray about regarding national concerns. It is, IMO
s helpful as a primer if you're not always sure what to pray about regarding our country and PResident Trump

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 09, 2019 06:51 AM (AllCR)

917 Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at January 09, 2019 02:17 AM (QU+qf)

Good post.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 09, 2019 06:54 AM (AllCR)

918
Comrades, do as you're told, and all will be well.
Posted by: The Elite at January 09, 2019 06:25 AM (DMUuz)


No shit.

Posted by: Reese's at January 09, 2019 06:57 AM (vQc5t)

919 Well, I have to admit that I was initially underwhelmed PDTS last night. But then I realized it was probably just setting the stage for what's to come shortly. I'd be willing to bet that the Schumer/Pelosi cabal doesn't show up to negotiate today, PDTS is gonna declare a national emergency and proceed to do what he thinks is best.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 09, 2019 06:59 AM (YndB3)

920 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 09, 2019 06:59 AM (u82oZ)

921 "Well, I have to admit that I was initially underwhelmed PDTS last night. But then I realized it was probably just setting the stage for what's to come shortly. I'd be willing to bet that the Schumer/Pelosi cabal doesn't show up to negotiate today, PDTS is gonna declare a national emergency and proceed to do what he thinks is best."

You wrote what I was thinking.

Thanks.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 09, 2019 07:00 AM (cqNba)

922 I see occasional cortex's response to Trump's speech was.....he needs to explain why we don't abolish ICE.

Yep, the left has lost the narrative.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman


Loopy has wandered the halls of Congress for the last week looking for Phil Abuster's office.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2019 07:00 AM (9uM86)

923 Great speech by Trump, I read the transcript yesterday, but I liked seeing him deliver it

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 09, 2019 07:06 AM (AllCR)

924
Comrades, do as you're told, and all will be well.
Posted by: The Elite at January 09, 2019 06:25 AM


The elite had a shit-fit after 9-11, with a fear of flying anywhere in the world as they had been accustomed to. So airports were secured without a peep.

But do the elites worry about heroin or fentanyl or MS-13 or trafficking of little girls and boys? Not a problem in their gated communities. So they suddenly don't want to spend any money?


Posted by: Newest Nic at January 09, 2019 07:06 AM (jYje5)

925 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 09, 2019 07:00 AM

So when we put troops on the border to secure it and begin to build the wall, you know the cartels are lose their shit.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 09, 2019 07:08 AM (YndB3)

926 And yes, I also think the speech was a measured one-setting the stage for some other things. That's why he needs to know of our support.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 09, 2019 07:09 AM (AllCR)

927 But do the elites worry about heroin or fentanyl or
MS-13 or trafficking of little girls and boys? Not a problem in their
gated communities. So they suddenly don't want to spend any money?
Posted by: Newest Nic at January 09, 2019 07:06 AM (jYje5)


It would be easier to accept if it was simply a case of frugality. Nah ... they wouldn't accept a wall if it where free - because that wall would drive up the price of maids and exploitable labor.

This doesn't have a damn thing to do with the federal budget.

Posted by: JayDub Walker at January 09, 2019 07:10 AM (vQc5t)

928 I can almost guarantee that Sandy O-C did not listen to Trump or read his speech although she may have turned into "American Gothic"political style, Nan and Chuck

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 09, 2019 07:11 AM (AllCR)

929 "So when we put troops on the border to secure it and begin to build the wall, you know the cartels are lose their shit."

I'm good with that.


an don't forget my Christmas wish.

Legislation to require the citizenship status of ALL criminal suspects and arrestees, nationwide.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 09, 2019 07:12 AM (cqNba)

930 If Mike Huckabee is referring to buyer's remorse in Michigan for Radish Tlaib, he can forget that. Part of her district is Yemeni town, located between the big F-150 plant and the Detroit border. She also has a large slice of Detroit.
Someone is paying her under the table. When she was in state government she was a lot less strident.

Posted by: clutch at January 09, 2019 07:14 AM (DzZD9)

931 was a lot less strident.
Posted by: clutch

4 out of 5 dentists prefer Trident gum for their patients who chew gum.

The 5th one prefers Strident

Posted by: Bruce at January 09, 2019 07:18 AM (8ikIW)

932
So, did PDJT cede the Presidency to Hillary last night immediately before resigning his office in tears?

He didn't?!

Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 09, 2019 07:18 AM (pNxlR)

933 If Mike Huckabee is referring to buyer's remorse in
Michigan for Radish Tlaib, he can forget that.
Posted by: clutch at January 09, 2019 07:14 AM (DzZD9)


Spot on. Mike's one of those wishful thinkers - banking on these "better angels" I keep hearing about.

Tlaib's supporters weren't tricked into voting for someone they didn't understand. They knew damn well what they were getting. Obama, Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez ... they're not the results of some intricate scheme, foisted upon the public. They're direct representations of what a wide swath of Americans want. Those same Americans are ready and willing to put people like me in the camps and never lose a minute's sleep over it.

Posted by: JayDub Walker at January 09, 2019 07:20 AM (vQc5t)

934
Radish Tlaib


Can we find and use a different name, please? Heather Radish, once a regular, still appears here with dispatches from Deutschland from time to time.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 09, 2019 07:21 AM (pNxlR)

935 Well, I have to admit that I was initially
underwhelmed PDTS last night. But then I realized it was probably just
setting the stage for what's to come shortly. I'd be willing to bet
that the Schumer/Pelosi cabal doesn't show up to negotiate today, PDTS
is gonna declare a national emergency and proceed to do what he thinks
is best.



Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 09, 2019 06:59 AM

---

I was hoping he would declare a State of Emergency and give a hearty big FU to the dems and start building the wall.

Apparently he wanted to play nice and give the dems a chance to compromise.

He is nicer than I would have been.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 09, 2019 07:23 AM (JUOKG)

936 eaten by wolves shat of cliff

damn traveled last 3 weekends for biz

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 09, 2019 07:23 AM (JFO2v)

937 I was hoping he would declare a State of Emergency and give a hearty big FU to the dems and start building the wall.

Apparently he wanted to play nice and give the dems a chance to compromise.

He is nicer than I would have been.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman


See #919. He set the stage.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2019 07:25 AM (9uM86)

938 I found this article about the Yellow Vest Riots, that are still happening.
Video of pro boxer joining yellow vests against French police goes viralDAMMM

Posted by: Paladin at January 09, 2019 07:27 AM (k48QU)

939
Loopy has wandered the halls of Congress for the last week looking for Phil Abuster's office.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2019 07:00 AM (9uM86)


"How come everyone here has names other than 'Bill'? I was told that I'd be working with Bills a lot?"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 09, 2019 07:28 AM (pNxlR)

940 See #919. He set the stage.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2019 07:25 AM (9uM86)


Could be. The Dem counter to any major move Trump makes will be impeachment. Wonder if last night was intended to rally House and Senate Repubs as much as anything.

Posted by: JayDub Walker at January 09, 2019 07:28 AM (vQc5t)

941 919 Well, I have to admit that I was initially underwhelmed PDTS last night. But then I realized it was probably just setting the stage for what's to come shortly. I'd be willing to bet that the Schumer/Pelosi cabal doesn't show up to negotiate today, PDTS is gonna declare a national emergency and proceed to do what he thinks is best.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 09, 2019 06:59 AM (YndB3)

What is the "S" for, in PDTS?

Posted by: m at January 09, 2019 07:29 AM (Q7mSB)

942 What is the "S" for, in PDTS?
Posted by: m at January 09, 2019 07:29 AM (Q7mSB)

she (hrc) will never ever be pres

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 09, 2019 07:31 AM (JFO2v)

943 I will put this up later on the prayer list, but I don't know what time this is happening so I'll also put it up now:


Antosocialist's dear friend is having kidney transplant surgery today. Please keep him in prayer for a successful surgery and recovery.

Thanks

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 09, 2019 07:33 AM (AllCR)

944 TRUMP SPEECH KILLS MILLIONSBodies Pile Higher In The Streets

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 09, 2019 07:33 AM (m075u)

945 Could be. The Dem counter to any major move Trump
makes will be impeachment. Wonder if last night was intended to rally
House and Senate Repubs as much as anything.





Posted by: JayDub Walker at January 09, 2019 07:28 A

---

Yep. Guarantee if/when Trump calls a national Emergency the very first thing the dems in the House will do is hold an impeachment vote. The impeachment bill has already been introduced, all they have to do is hold a vote, but I suspect they won't do that because it is not a 100% slam dunk.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 09, 2019 07:33 AM (JUOKG)

946 Trump took the moral high ground last night. He may be waiting for federal workers to miss their first paycheck. The Dems are getting increasingly schrill as Friday approaches and are worried they'll get the blame.

As for the speech: wooden but effective. The wife loved it. Chuck and Nancy we're a train wreck.

Posted by: WisRich at January 09, 2019 07:34 AM (OAlmw)

947
PDJT's next televised speech should be set in front of forms set in the ground with steel posts erected vertically therein and ready to receive poured concrete, with a ready, willing and able concrete mix truck in the background, pouring chute set to deliver.

"I'm declaring a national defense emergency!"

* throws lever *
* concrete begins to pour into footing forms *

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 09, 2019 07:35 AM (pNxlR)

948 Just glanced at Krugman's quoted remark at the top of the ONT, realized he is espousing Trickle-down, albeit from the disincentive (tax) side

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at January 09, 2019 07:36 AM (uU9xW)

949 Chuck and Nancy we're a train wreck.


Posted by: WisRich at January 09, 2019 07:34 AM

---

I watched part of their rebuttal and it is creepy. They look like poorly animated robots trying to appear human. I don't think they blinked 5 times between the both of them during the entire video.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 09, 2019 07:36 AM (JUOKG)

950 JJ is NooOOooodD

Posted by: Bruce at January 09, 2019 07:37 AM (8ikIW)

951 Apparently he wanted to play nice and give the dems a chance to compromise.

He is nicer than I would have been.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman

It's the "Sufficient Rope" theory in action. Frankly I'm done trying to theorize where this is going, I'm just not very good at it.

Mornin' Horde.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 09, 2019 07:37 AM (lLeln)

952 Yep. Guarantee if/when Trump calls a national
Emergency the very first thing the dems in the House will do is hold an
impeachment vote. The impeachment bill has already been introduced, all
they have to do is hold a vote, but I suspect they won't do that because
it is not a 100% slam dunk.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 09, 2019 07:33 AM (JUOKG)


I agree with every word of that. So we're both probably completely wrong.

That's the bitch about the process. I've suspected the potential of removal has been held over Trump's head from day one. BUT - if they proceed with impeachment and fail ? Heh - then Trump runs wild for the rest of his term ... or maybe terms.

Personally - I'd like to see him precipitate such an event, for the sole purpose of winning the vote and removing the threat. But that's easy for me to say. I'm not the guy that would get told to GTFO.

Posted by: JayDub Walker at January 09, 2019 07:38 AM (vQc5t)

953 Soooo close to 1000.

Posted by: m at January 09, 2019 10:20 AM (Q7mSB)

954 949 Chuck and Nancy we're a train wreck.


Posted by: WisRich at January 09, 2019 07:34 AM

you and I may think so but I assure you, the left thinks they're the tippytops

Posted by: Majolica at January 09, 2019 01:23 PM (L/iaS)

955 953 Soooo close to 1000.
Posted by: m at January 09, 2019 10:20 AM (Q7mSB)

I got a bunch rehabilitated floor pizza recipes that can put us over the top

Posted by: Majolica at January 09, 2019 01:24 PM (L/iaS)

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