Lee Smith: Our Foreign Adventures Didn't Result in Americanizing the Middle East. They Only Succeeded in Arabianizing the American Media.

That's a restatement of his conclusion -- my words, not his -- but I won't quote the stuff about that here. Read the full article about that.

But here's some of his evidence to support the conclusion that the American media is now like the Middle Eastern media, simply propaganda outlets fighting for one faction or another, and usually paid by Middle Eastern potentates too.

Jamal Khashoggi was not, as the press had insistently reported, a U.S. person, meaning a permanent U.S. resident, a green-card holder, or an American citizen. Rather, he was a foreign national who owned an apartment in northern Virginia, and was in the country on an O-1 visa, granted to individuals with "extraordinary ability."

The media patched that hole by inventing a new category for Khashoggi. Rather than a U.S. person, he was a U.S., or American, resident--a phony designation that could just as easily apply to an exchange student or an undocumented alien.

Then, in the wake of the operation's success, a week after the Senate vote, the Washington Post dropped a story in the middle of the holiday lull that sought to launder the paper’s role in the operation. Buried halfway through an article describing Khashoggi's difficult and lonely American exile was evidence that he was neither a dissident nor a journalist. He was something else, evidence of the new direction the press has taken in the Trump era, a sign of something troubling that no one really wants to explore in prime time.

Khashoggi had requested $2 million from the Saudi government for a think tank in Washington, which, according to the article, would "work on behalf of Riyadh 'to regain its positive role and image.'" In other words, he was brokering his services to influence U.S. policy and public opinion on behalf of MBS, until he was pulled in the other direction--by Saudi Arabia’s Gulf Cooperation Council rival, Qatar.

The background of this bidding war was that, in June 2017, Saudi and its allies, particularly the United Arab Emirates, had launched their own campaign against Qatar. The reason, according to Riyadh and Abu Dhabi, was Doha's support for Sunni extremism, its flirtation with Iran, and efforts to interfere in the domestic affairs of other GCC states. A major battleground in this inter-Arab conflict is Washington.


It is no secret that much of Washington is now getting paid directly by one side or the other, or otherwise drawing on the deep pockets of oil-rich Arab states who are engaged in a vicious propaganda war against each other, with the aim of influencing U.S. Middle East policy. The New York Times, for instance, sourced a story about Trump donor Elliott Broidy to emails that Broidy alleges were stolen by Qatari hackers--the Times euphemistically described the source as "an anonymous group critical of Mr. Broidy’s advocacy of American foreign policies in the Middle East."

From there, the terrain where the GCC proxy war in Washington intersects with the larger partisan conflict between Trump and anti-Trump is easy to read. Because Trump is close to the Saudis, and his son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner has reportedly developed a working relationship, maybe a friendship, with MBS, Democratic operatives see Riyadh as a proxy target in their efforts against the White House. Saudi Arabia has long been seen by Democrats as a province of the Republican party, at least since the days of George H.W. Bush. And those pushing realignment with Iran, including former Obama officials, believe that whatever hurts Saudi Arabia helps Iran.

Jamal Khashoggi was used as a pawn in a multilevel game of chess. Yes, he was himself an intelligence operative. His jobs at Arab media organizations came courtesy of the powerful patrons, like former head of Saudi intelligence Turki al-Faisal, whose interests he represented for decades through the media. But the Post story suggests, inadvertently, that Khashoggi was not the mastermind of anything. He was outmaneuvered, not only by the forces lined up against him but also by those who ostensibly supported him.

Khashoggi was handled on behalf of the Qataris by former U.S. foreign service officer Maggie Mitchell Salem, an executive at the Qatar Foundation International. In WhatsApp messages that, as Salem explained in a tweet, she shared with the Post, she urged him "to take a harder line against the Saudi government." In brief, she used Khashoggi's byline to run an anti-Saudi campaign through the Washington Post. The Qatar Foundation International did not respond by press time to an email asking whether Qatari officials directed Salem to assist Khashoggi or if any were aware she was assisting him.

As the story revealed, Salem proposed story ideas to Khashoggi. She drafted articles, and reviewed them before publication. Contrary to any normative journalistic practice, neither Salem’s name nor any mention of the Qatar Foundation International appeared anywhere in those articles.

As it turns out, the holder of a U.S. visa granted to those with extraordinary abilities didn't even write English. Because his "English abilities," according to the article, "were limited," Qatar Foundation International paid for a translator, who as it happens also worked at the Qatari embassy. When asked by email whether the Post was aware Khashoggi's English-language abilities were limited when it began its relationship with the author, and if the paper helped him obtain his visa, editor of the Post opinions page Fred Hiatt did not respond.

The translator delivered the last column attributed to Khashoggi the day after he was reported missing, according to a note Khashoggi's editor at the Post, Karen Attiah, appended to it. According to Hiatt, the final column was filed a day before he entered the consulate. Hiatt did not respond to an email requesting clarification.

It appears that Salem approached the Post with her correspondence with Khashoggi because she and the paper had a stake in controlling the damage in case the text messages were hacked--hacking people's phones and computers, often by foreign states, and handing the resulting products to favored journalists now being part of the common practice of journalism at both the New York Times and the Washington Post, not to mention ostensibly less scrupulous outlets. As Salem tweeted "the state of surveillance of him is clear. And with it, the risk others would deliberately distort our relationship."

Yet the entire story about Khashoggi--that he was a U.S. person, a dissident, a journalist--was false. He was a Saudi national whose murder was used to launch a successful intelligence operation targeting his home country and U.S. policy. The news was fake, but the information campaign set off by his murder was real.

Read the whole thing, as the man says.

This is not America, not any more. Our entire politics is bought and paid for by foreign interests. They're attacking Trump for what they know they themselves are guilty of. I suppose that's why they find all this RUSSIAN PAYOFF business so plausible -- they're all taking money from hostile foreign governments to push hostile foreign propaganda themselves.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 02:32 PM




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1 When I'm sniping from the woods, all I see is pink mist.

*Plants Flag*

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 11, 2019 02:29 PM (Ckg4U)

2

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 02:29 PM (utLqf)

3
Dean Wormer's wife is mort?

Verna Bloom is dead. She was in High Plains Drifter, too.


Born in Lynn, MA.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 02:30 PM (utLqf)

4 Top 10? ALL RIGHT!!

Posted by: Charlotte the sailor at January 11, 2019 02:31 PM (lGLBx)

5 I thought this seemed obvious, but.....

Posted by: Sponge at January 11, 2019 02:31 PM (F4u7C)

6 Apparently everyone is reading the content.....

Posted by: Charlotte the sailor at January 11, 2019 02:31 PM (lGLBx)

7 HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B40_3nufoQ

Posted by: BEASTIE BOYS at January 11, 2019 02:31 PM (/hNtH)

8
Verna Bloom ever show her boobies?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 02:32 PM (utLqf)

9 . . . must read content. . . must read content. . .

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 11, 2019 02:32 PM (H7LIz)

10 What does Qatar think about the government shutdown?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 11, 2019 02:32 PM (aKsyK)

11 Projection is not just a river in Egypt.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2019 02:32 PM (/hNtH)

12 Ace, to the barrel?

Posted by: Sponge at January 11, 2019 02:32 PM (F4u7C)

13 Arabianizing and sanitizing to remove any icky facts!

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at January 11, 2019 02:33 PM (zmIJL)

14 How on Earth are we ever going to put the breaks on all this corruption in the press? This is just nuts.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 11, 2019 02:33 PM (AM1GF)

15 I thought Kashoggi was a granola substitute.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 11, 2019 02:33 PM (MkcN1)

16 The American media has a long, proud tradition of championing everything that is non-American. "We need to be more like _________." has been a theme for quite a while now.

Posted by: Stu Podaso - Deranged Deplorable Dreg at January 11, 2019 02:33 PM (9LIpg)

17 One hour Arabianizing is available at Palp's Laundry.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 11, 2019 02:33 PM (aKsyK)

18 Cronkite was a pinko, but these these people make him look like Rush.

Posted by: rammajamma at January 11, 2019 02:34 PM (AjNMO)

19 Read the whole thing, as the man says.

This is not America, not any more. Our entire politics is bought and paid for by foreign interests. They're attacking Trump for what they know they themselves are guilty of. I suppose that's why they find all this RUSSIAN PAYOFF business so plausible -- they're all taking money from hostile foreign governments to push hostile foreign propaganda themselves.

Posted by Ace of Spades at 02:32 PM Comments

Well, it's not like they're making a profit on advertisements and circulation anymore so they had to hook up with benefactors. The fact that the enemy of their enemy was their friend just made it easier.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 11, 2019 02:34 PM (RD7QR)

20 Breaking911 @Breaking911
1h
JUST IN: Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg will miss 2nd week of arguments as she continues to recover from cancer surgery - CNBC

Posted by: Mitt Romney AKA John McCain at January 11, 2019 02:34 PM (BqBId)

21 Damn, Ace bringing some serious reading to his blog

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 02:34 PM (bcbK8)

22 Uululululululululululululululululul!!!!!!

Posted by: CNN at January 11, 2019 02:34 PM (NLLmE)

23 I've said for a long time that the Democrat Party is funded almost entirely by foreign commies and militant islam. Nothing else makes sense.

Posted by: ... at January 11, 2019 02:34 PM (x2otW)

24 Yeah I agree. And it was as baffling to watch unfold in real time as it is to look back on. Its like going to war with the Germans in WW2 and watching every news station pay German stringers to write stories, hire Germans to correct any news about their nation, and protect Germans locally and worldwide by censoring and carefully writing stories.

It makes literally no sense.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 02:34 PM (39g3+)

25 Again....everything they accuse the right / conservatives of doing, they're doing 100 fold.

Remember when they accused the Bush family of being owned by the Saudis? Yeah, they were, but those accusing were owned as well, and were making MORE money off of it.

We're really fucked.

Posted by: Sponge at January 11, 2019 02:35 PM (F4u7C)

26 Always amazed at how quickly our MS forgot Daniel Pearl, Lara Logan, and Andrew Foley.

Yet now, Kashoggi???

Posted by: Lizzy at January 11, 2019 02:35 PM (W+vEI)

27 Well, it's not like they're making a profit on advertisements and circulation anymore so they had to hook up with benefactors. The fact that the enemy of their enemy was their friend just made it easier.

... I take it back. This makes perfect sense. They are not a business model that works any longer, so they sold their souls to keep a job.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 02:35 PM (39g3+)

28 Breaking911 @Breaking911
1h
JUST IN: Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg will miss 2nd week of arguments as she continues to recover from cancer surgery - CNBC
Posted by: Mitt Romney AKA John McCain


What, at Franco Memorial Hospital?

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 11, 2019 02:35 PM (AM1GF)

29 This thing is like an onion.The more layers you peel off,the more it stinks.
George Costanza

Posted by: steevy at January 11, 2019 02:35 PM (BXMxN)

30 Related:

So @RepEliotEngel plans to terminate the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism and replace it with a Subcommittee to investigate Trump. @sbg1 reports.

-
But of course.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 11, 2019 02:35 PM (+y/Ru)

31
JUST IN: Scupreme Court Justice Ginsburg will miss 2nd week of arguments as she trains in the Hyperbolic time chamber to defeat Freiza.*


__
FIFY

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 11, 2019 02:35 PM (KUaJL)

32 Funnny that once it came out whom was paying Kashoggi that the brave warrior stories about him went away. Now it's Flick? Flick who?

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 11, 2019 02:35 PM (vmAQh)

33
What do you call a Justice who doesn't show up for work?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 02:36 PM (utLqf)

34 This should put Lindsay back in his box on this subject anyway, looks like the KSA did us a solid.

Posted by: rammajamma at January 11, 2019 02:36 PM (AjNMO)

35 There is a lack of streetlamps and overpasses in NYC and DC.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 11, 2019 02:36 PM (QLvwG)

36
What do you call a Justice who doesn't show up for work?




A former Justice.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 02:36 PM (utLqf)

37 What do you call a Justice who doesn't show up for work?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 02:36 PM (utLqf)

----

Your Honor??

Posted by: fixerupper at January 11, 2019 02:37 PM (8XRCm)

38 Johnny Quest, Fireball x-l5 ...

Posted by: Archer at January 11, 2019 02:37 PM (gmo/4)

39 Projection ain't just a mountain in Egypt.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Clearance at the Outrage Outlet! All Despair, Gloom 50% Off! at January 11, 2019 02:37 PM (hLRSq)

40 30 Related:

So @RepEliotEngel plans to terminate the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism and replace it with a Subcommittee to investigate Trump. @sbg1 reports.

-
But of course.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 11, 2019 02:35 PM (+y/Ru)

Yeah, because there's no reason to worry about terrorism anymore.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 11, 2019 02:37 PM (RD7QR)

41
You know who else isn't showing up for work as a Justice of the Supreme Court?

Anthony Kennedy.
Sandra O'Connor.
Antonin Scalia.



Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 02:37 PM (utLqf)

42 That is why MAGA and Trump get under the skin of so many people, America is the enemy of the media and the people brainwashed by the media.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 11, 2019 02:38 PM (0OmEj)

43 I guess Saudi Arabia can throw their money around since they're sitting on top of a high-demand commodity, they don't have much of a population, and they're the birthplace of a major religion. What's going to happen when the oil runs out?

Posted by: Pallywood producers at January 11, 2019 02:38 PM (XKZwp)

44 What do you call a Justice who doesn't show up for work?

She's dead Jim.


Posted by: Archer at January 11, 2019 02:38 PM (gmo/4)

45
Khashoggi Bear is smarter than the average bear...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 11, 2019 02:38 PM (/9p9e)

46 John Jay
William Rehnquist

Posted by: rammajamma at January 11, 2019 02:38 PM (AjNMO)

47 A former Justice.

"Surely you jest, our fraternity as lawyers and judges far outweighs any honor or responsibility we owe the American people, let alone reason or constitutionality"
--Supreme Court Justices

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 02:38 PM (39g3+)

48 These are ridiculous allegations Mr. Ace.

We will not stand for it !

Posted by: CNN , Saddam Hussein's butt boy at January 11, 2019 02:38 PM (0/zKO)

49

nice Dragon Ball Z reference, joe

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 02:38 PM (utLqf)

50 Dumbass Saudis could not have botched that hit any more if they had a youtube instructional video featuring the coyote trying to take out roadrunner.

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 11, 2019 02:38 PM (88+cf)

51 44 What do you call a Justice who doesn't show up for work?

She's dead Jim.


Posted by: Archer at January 11, 2019 02:38 PM (gmo/4)

She's just resting. Pining for the fjords.

Beautiful plumage, the RBG.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 11, 2019 02:38 PM (KUaJL)

52 43 Wake me up in 200 years

Posted by: rammajamma at January 11, 2019 02:38 PM (AjNMO)

53 Yeah, because there's no reason to worry about terrorism anymore.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 11, 2019 02:37 PM (RD7QR)


Orange Man IS terrorism, silly.

Posted by: Sponge at January 11, 2019 02:39 PM (F4u7C)

54 There was that classic moment during the roundtable discussion hosted by Charles Ogletree, where Mike Wallace declared himself a journalist first, a reporter second - to explain that if embedded with enemy forces about to ambush American forces, he would not warn them.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 11, 2019 02:39 PM (W+vEI)

55
Woo-hoo,

I just started a new warm up routine. It's called pole dancing. Damn,, I am bringing the sexy!

Posted by: Ruth Bader Ginsburg at January 11, 2019 02:39 PM (GEhPL)

56 We can cherrypick the Mohammedans:

We keep: Throwing queers off buildings, keepin' the missus in her place, fossil fuels, harissa, shawarma, Haifa Wehbe, ijaza.

We ditch: NAMBLA, shitty military, rentier economies, filth, sand, whining, feminine hijab-stink.

Posted by: Zod at January 11, 2019 02:39 PM (Bdeb0)

57 Posted by Ace of Spades at 02:32 PM Comments



Well, it's not like they're making a profit on advertisements and
circulation anymore so they had to hook up with benefactors. The fact
that the enemy of their enemy was their friend just made it easier.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 11, 2019 02:34 PM (RD7QR)

Saw a show about the decline of the NYT. One of the editors or some such sort was talking about this. Literally, that they were too important to fail. What would the US do without them? So what if their product couldn't support itself through sales or advertising. Well let's go get a benefactor to subsidize us.

No one ever said, hey lets make a product that people want to buy or right size our operation to the amount of papers we can sell.. They also stressed that they had no bias or crap like that.


Nope let's find some rich asshole who will pay us to say what we want regardless of whether people read it.

Smaht people at the NYT.



Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 11, 2019 02:39 PM (ymnmz)

58 Rather, he was a foreign national who owned an apartment in northern Virginia, and was in the country on an O-1 visa, granted to individuals with "extraordinary ability."


What, pray tell, was his "extraordinary ability"? Could he fold his legs behind his head? Could he hit a 94 mph cutter? Could he eat 50 hard-boiled eggs like Cool Hand Luke?

Posted by: Hands at January 11, 2019 02:39 PM (786Ro)

59 50 Who said it was botched? Arabs don't get nuance.

Posted by: rammajamma at January 11, 2019 02:39 PM (AjNMO)

60 49

nice Dragon Ball Z reference, joe
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 02:38 PM (utLqf)

Figured it was a toss up between people not getting it at all and jumping down my throats because they used the hyperbolic time chamber to fight against Cell, not Freiza.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 11, 2019 02:39 PM (KUaJL)

61 Money has always talked. But it's talking too loud. And its shit's all retarded.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 02:39 PM (bcbK8)

62 What do you call a Justice who doesn't show up for work?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 02:36 PM (utLqf)

----

Your Honor??

Posted by: fixerupper at January 11, 2019 02:37 PM (8XRCm)


Correct.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Clearance at the Outrage Outlet! All Despair, Gloom 50% Off! at January 11, 2019 02:40 PM (hLRSq)

63
Goku was always going in the chamber to train.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 02:40 PM (utLqf)

64 *shakes sock off, gets cold, puts another one on*

Posted by: pookysgirl at January 11, 2019 02:40 PM (XKZwp)

65 So Beto O'Rourke's a tool of Big Molar?

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at January 11, 2019 02:41 PM (hjaPQ)

66 1 When I'm sniping from the woods, all I see is pink mist.

*Plants Flag*
Posted by: Slapweasel at January 11, 2019 02:29 PM (Ckg4U)

What about when you putt from the rough?

Posted by: Insomniac at January 11, 2019 02:41 PM (NWiLs)

67 40
30 Related:



So @RepEliotEngel plans to terminate the House Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on Terrorism and replace it with a Subcommittee to
investigate Trump. @sbg1 reports.



-

But of course.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 11, 2019 02:35 PM (+y/Ru)



Yeah, because there's no reason to worry about terrorism anymore.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 11, 2019 02:37 PM (RD7QR)


Holy farts they are the enemy now.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 11, 2019 02:41 PM (ymnmz)

68

Today's npr radio show "Science Friday" is a one hour whine-fest claiming that science research is now on hold due to the government shutdown.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 11, 2019 02:41 PM (aKsyK)

69 So Beto O'Rourke's a tool of Big Molar?
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at January 11, 2019 02:41 PM (hjaPQ)


Oh, he's a tool alright.....

Posted by: Sponge at January 11, 2019 02:41 PM (F4u7C)

70 When asked by email whether the Post was aware Khashoggi's English-language abilities were limited when it began its relationship with the author, and if the paper helped him obtain his visa, editor of the Post opinions page Fred Hiatt did not respond.

Hiatt's English probably isn't very good, either.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 11, 2019 02:42 PM (U96rM)

71
They're attacking Trump for what they know they themselves are guilty of.

The old, "Of course you're a slut too. Because I am."

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 11, 2019 02:42 PM (jYje5)

72 Let's say you own the Daily Newspaper, the biggest newspaper in your state and a leading one in the nation. Let us say that you peaked in riches and power around 2000 and from then on due to the internet and annoying half your audience, your advertising revenues, classified section revenues, and circulation started to crater, like a ball rolling off a table.

Now let us say certain Middle Eastern, Chinese, and other sources show up with dump trucks full of money at your door and say "we'll help you, out of the goodness of our hearts and all we ask is that you hire a few people we recommend to help make sure you're getting accurate local information published"

What do you do? In the case of the New York Times, etc, they took the money, hired the people and ramped off to the left as hard as possible as their new owners required. This happened almost exactly in 2004, as I read it and has been accelerating since.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 02:42 PM (39g3+)

73 56 We can cherrypick the Mohammedans:

We keep: Throwing queers off buildings, keepin' the missus in her place, fossil fuels, harissa, shawarma, Haifa Wehbe, ijaza.

We ditch: NAMBLA, shitty military, rentier economies, filth, sand, whining, feminine hijab-stink.
Posted by: Zod at January 11, 2019 02:39 PM (Bdeb0)

I'm not a fan of shawarma

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 02:42 PM (bcbK8)

74 ", because there's no reason to worry about terrorism anymore"

there is less reason, at least from the Sunnis. ISIS disgusted the Arab middle (which does exist). and Libya remains an embarrassment.

having said that, if the Taliban take over Pakistan, I will set about to eating my words. because in that event there will be nuclear war.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2019 02:42 PM (uKdee)

75 The fact the RBG refuses to retire shows what she really thinks of "justice." Even before this latest medical event she was barely functioning, unable even to stay awake during oral arguments. Imagine your case being decided by a panel that includes a judicial vegetable. I guess SCOTUS cases aren't all that important after all.

Posted by: Stunning Mystery Clerk at January 11, 2019 02:42 PM (uloIh)

76 Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 11, 2019 02:41 PM (ymnmz)

Interesting, so it seems Congress can go after the President, but the Executive Branch led by the President is not supposed to respond?

Posted by: Don Q at January 11, 2019 02:43 PM (NgKpN)

77 I will type obscene things about Democrats for a prepaid Speedway card. Any takers?


Who am I kidding I'm going to type obscene things about Democrats for free.

Posted by: DaveA at January 11, 2019 02:43 PM (FhXTo)

78 Dumbass Saudis could not have botched that hit any more if they had a youtube instructional video featuring the coyote trying to take out roadrunner.
Posted by: Roland THTG at January 11, 2019 02:38 PM (88+cf)

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

I don't think this was botched at all. I think they were sending a message.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 11, 2019 02:43 PM (ffYR/)

79 ...What's going to happen when the oil runs out?


Posted by: Pallywood producers at January 11, 2019 02:38 PM (XKZwp)



That's right when Chevron USA ought to plant a HUGE drilling rig, right on top of the black rock at Mecca.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 11, 2019 02:43 PM (qAAL/)

80 I've said for a long time that the Democrat Party is funded almost entirely by foreign commies and militant islam. Nothing else makes sense.
Posted by: ... at January 11, 2019 02:34 PM (x2otW)

It's not just the Dims. It's most of the Repukes and much of the Conservative Inc. crew. We're just subjects of the Imperial Capital in Washington, DC.

Posted by: WOPR at January 11, 2019 02:44 PM (J70i0)

81 72
Let's say you own the Daily Newspaper, the biggest newspaper in your
state and a leading one in the nation. Let us say that you peaked in
riches and power around 2000 and from then on due to the internet and
annoying half your audience, your advertising revenues, classified
section revenues, and circulation started to crater, like a ball rolling
off a table.



Now let us say certain Middle Eastern, Chinese, and other sources
show up with dump trucks full of money at your door and say "we'll help
you, out of the goodness of our hearts and all we ask is that you hire a
few people we recommend to help make sure you're getting accurate local
information published"



What do you do? In the case of the New York Times, etc, they took
the money, hired the people and ramped off to the left as hard as
possible as their new owners required. This happened almost exactly in
2004, as I read it and has been accelerating since.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 02:42 PM (39g3+)

What do you do?Hire that screaming racist Asian woman as an editor?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 11, 2019 02:44 PM (ymnmz)

82 Presumably, all these Americans involved has registered as agents of a foreign power.

It's a crime not to do so, just ask Mueller.

Posted by: David French, Intern Supervisor at January 11, 2019 02:44 PM (Z216Q)

83 Saw a show about the decline of the NYT. One of the editors or some such
sort was talking about this. Literally, that they were too important to
fail. What would the US do without them? So what if their product
couldn't support itself through sales or advertising. Well let's go get a
benefactor to subsidize us.
====
A foreign benefactor named Carlos Slim. Mexican national. good for the USA right? Yeah

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at January 11, 2019 02:44 PM (pw+jk)

84 "What about when you putt from the rough?"
-Posted by: Insomniac at January 11, 2019 02:41 PM (NWiLs)

Mostly Kentucky Bluegrass with a nice sinsamilla.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 11, 2019 02:44 PM (Ckg4U)

85 I'm not a fan of shawarma
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 02:42 PM (bcbK

It's alright.

Posted by: Tony Stark at January 11, 2019 02:44 PM (NWiLs)

86 I'm not a fan of shawarma

I love schwarma, I'll eat his!

*Vikings begin*
schwarma, schwarma, schwarma, schwarma
schwarma, schwarma, schwarma, schwarma
Wonderful schwarma, marvellous schwarma!!!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 02:45 PM (39g3+)

87 Is there solid proof RBG is, in fact, actually still alive? Of course the Democrats and their enablers would never lie about something like that, would they?

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 11, 2019 02:45 PM (MkcN1)

88 Nobody sleeps through my oral presentations.

Posted by: Monica at January 11, 2019 02:45 PM (uKdee)

89 The fact the RBG refuses to retire shows what she really thinks of "justice." Even before this latest medical event she was barely functioning, unable even to stay awake during oral arguments. Imagine your case being decided by a panel that includes a judicial vegetable. I guess SCOTUS cases aren't all that important after all.
Posted by: Stunning Mystery Clerk at January 11, 2019 02:42 PM (uloIh)

My hunch is she has already reached vegetable stage and others are speaking for her. They are desperate to hold on for at least a year.

Posted by: WOPR at January 11, 2019 02:45 PM (J70i0)

90 51 44 What do you call a Justice who doesn't show up for work?

She's dead Jim.


Posted by: Archer at January 11, 2019 02:38 PM (gmo/4)

She's just resting. Pining for the fjords.

Beautiful plumage, the RBG.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 11, 2019 02:38 PM (KUaJL)

Look, mate. The plumage don't enter into it.

This Justice has passed on.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 02:45 PM (bcbK8)

91 >>What, pray tell, was his "extraordinary ability"? Could he fold his legs behind his head? Could he hit a 94 mph cutter? Could he eat 50 hard-boiled eggs like Cool Hand Luke?


Find the name and price of a government official who could make that "extraordinary ability" visa happen?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 11, 2019 02:45 PM (W+vEI)

92 When do we start outsourcing gov't jobs? I'll bet there's a lot of management that could be done by illegal aliens, too. Doing the administrating that Americans won't.

Hey, you did that to us for twenty-five years. Enjoy.

Posted by: t-bird at January 11, 2019 02:46 PM (SjwtK)

93
Dumbass Saudis could not have botched that hit any more if they had a youtube instructional video featuring the coyote trying to take out roadrunner.

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 11, 2019 02:38 PM (88+cf)

One mans botched hit is another mans loud and clear message.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 11, 2019 02:46 PM (TAmPV)

94 Hello from Wilmington NC. Fuckin froze my balls off this AM

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 11, 2019 02:46 PM (ks5Ou)

95 If the Americans didn't register not only are they felons, they are also intelligence assets operating without official cover.


Otherwise known as "spies".

Posted by: Huck Follywood, having a glass of whine at January 11, 2019 02:46 PM (Z216Q)

96 Dumbass Saudis could not have botched that hit any more if they had a youtube instructional video featuring the coyote trying to take out roadrunner.
Posted by: Roland THTG

I don't think this was botched at all. I think they were sending a message.
Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM


Think of it as the D-Lamp School of Press Relations midterm.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 11, 2019 02:46 PM (AM1GF)

97 >>> JUST IN: Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg will miss 2nd week of arguments as she continues to recover from cancer surgery - CNBC

Can the dems just not kindly tell this woman she has fought the good fight, has served her cause well, and let her retire from the bench and rest and recover in peace? If you are relying on an 80+ year old woman to be the thing keeping the finger in the dyke against the eeevil rethuglicans, you are doing something wrong.

Unfortunately one could say that we have the same prob on the right with Trump being the only thing holding back the forces of evil...

Posted by: LizLem at January 11, 2019 02:46 PM (hvf9s)

98 Look, mate. The plumage don't enter into it.

This Justice has passed on.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 02:45 PM (bcbK


The only reason she's sitting up there is because you nailed her to the bench!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 11, 2019 02:46 PM (U96rM)

99 What do you do?Hire that screaming racist Asian woman as an editor?

"You put her in charge, gwailo!"
--Chinese "consultant"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 02:46 PM (39g3+)

100 O/T:

Trump has posted a picture of some new fencing that the Dem's say doesn't exist.

It's a fine looking fence...huge and powerful.

Posted by: WisRich at January 11, 2019 02:46 PM (G0vdT)

101 >>79 ...What's going to happen when the oil runs out?

The real question? What happens when the water runs out. They've desalinated the shit out of the Persian Gulf, the 1970s agriculture experiment sucked dry their aquifers, annual rainfall of fucking zero, and consumption continues to rise.

They can do without oil. When the water runs out--and it will--the Eastern Province will go apeshit (which is a) primarily Shia, and b) where all the fucking oil is, anyway), al Saud will try to airlift 20k royals to Switzerland, and the Najd becomes ground zero.

Posted by: Zod at January 11, 2019 02:46 PM (Bdeb0)

102 Look, mate. The plumage don't enter into it.

This Justice has passed on.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 02:45 PM (bcbK

Look! There, she just moved!

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 11, 2019 02:46 PM (KUaJL)

103 Posted by: Archer at January 11, 2019 02:38 PM (gmo/4)

She's just resting. Pining for the fjords.

Beautiful plumage, the RBG.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 11, 2019 02:38 PM (KUaJL)

Look, mate. The plumage don't enter into it.

This Justice has passed on.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 02:45 PM (bcbK

If she wasn't nailed to the bench, she'd be pushing up the daisies!

Posted by: Insomniac at January 11, 2019 02:46 PM (NWiLs)

104 A foreign benefactor named Carlos Slim. Mexican national. good for the USA right? Yeah
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at January 11, 2019 02:44 PM (pw+jk)

It was a mistake to ever allow foreign investment and ownership in US media companies.

Posted by: WOPR at January 11, 2019 02:46 PM (J70i0)

105 91
>>What, pray tell, was his "extraordinary ability"? Could he fold
his legs behind his head? Could he hit a 94 mph cutter? Could he eat 50
hard-boiled eggs like Cool Hand Luke?





Find the name and price of a government official who could make that "extraordinary ability" visa happen?



Posted by: Lizzy at January 11, 2019 02:45 PM (W+vEI)


He could out squat RBG!!


Psych! JK!

Posted by: Notorious RBG at January 11, 2019 02:47 PM (ymnmz)

106 the American media is now like the Middle Eastern media, simply propaganda outlets fighting for one faction or another


It was as hot and squalid as a New York elevator in August.

Courage.

Posted by: Dan Rather at January 11, 2019 02:47 PM (786Ro)

107 84 "What about when you putt from the rough?"
-Posted by: Insomniac at January 11, 2019 02:41 PM (NWiLs)

Mostly Kentucky Bluegrass with a nice sinsamilla.
Posted by: Slapweasel at January 11, 2019 02:44 PM (Ckg4U)

The great thing about it, you can play 18 holes on the stuff, then go home and get stoned to the bejesus on it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 02:47 PM (bcbK8)

108 Dumbass Saudis could not have botched that hit any more if they had a youtube instructional video featuring the coyote trying to take out roadrunner.

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 11, 2019 02:38 PM (88+cf)

One mans botched hit is another mans loud and clear message.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 11, 2019 02:46 PM (TAmPV)

Truth be told, the short term diplomatic fallout will fade but people will remember ya never go against the family. NEVER

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 11, 2019 02:47 PM (ks5Ou)

109 Who said it was botched?
Fuggin hell!
First and Second, they did it in Turkey.

Third, there is video ( 16 men enter, 15 men leave, like Thunderdome only different)

Fourth, They all denied it like a bunch of school kids caught stealing candy from the store.

Next time just hit Vlad up for some polonium fer chrissakes.

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 11, 2019 02:47 PM (88+cf)

110 simply propaganda outlets fighting for one faction or another


We don't know what to do. We don't know whether to wind the watch or to bark at the moon.

Courage.

Posted by: Dan Rather at January 11, 2019 02:48 PM (786Ro)

111 This is not America, not any more. Our entire politics is bought and paid for by foreign interests.


It appears everything that happens (or appears to happen) is orchestrated theater and disinformation.

Our 'free' society has been decoded and the methods of control are in place.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 11, 2019 02:48 PM (m075u)

112 simply propaganda outlets fighting for one faction or another


Smelling salts for all Democrats please.

Courage.

Posted by: Dan Rather at January 11, 2019 02:48 PM (786Ro)

113 I'd love to see where all those pallets of physical bills that Barky airdropped to Tehran in the middle of the night are showing up in this whole Kashoggi show.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 11, 2019 02:48 PM (U96rM)

114 simply propaganda outlets fighting for one faction or another


When the going gets weird, anchor men punt.

Courage.

Posted by: Dan Rather at January 11, 2019 02:48 PM (786Ro)

115
There was that classic moment during the roundtable discussion hosted by Charles Ogletree, where Mike Wallace declared himself a journalist first, a reporter second - to explain that if embedded with enemy forces about to ambush American forces, he would not warn them.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 11, 2019 02:39 PM (W+vEI)







If it's the same roundtable that I'm thinking of, it's something that everyone should watch in its entirety. It's pretty instructive, not just on the cocksuckery of Wallace and his ilk, but of the mindset of military brass and political appointees. I found it to be less than flattering to ANYONE on the panel.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 11, 2019 02:48 PM (veoSD)

116 Leaving now to go weekend backpacking along the Appalachian Trail. Stepping off in Front Royal headed to Harpers Ferry. See you on the flip side.

Posted by: Notorious RBG at January 11, 2019 02:49 PM (QLvwG)

117 simply propaganda outlets fighting for one faction or another


We've lived by the crystal ball, we're eating so much broken glass. We're in critical condition.

Courage.

Posted by: Dan Rather at January 11, 2019 02:49 PM (786Ro)

118 Our entire politics is bought and paid for by foreign interests.


Quiet, tax-serf.

Posted by: Mitch McTurtle at January 11, 2019 02:49 PM (LL1Be)

119 >>> My hunch is she has already reached vegetable stage and others are speaking for her.

Ahhh, so they are pulling a Edith Wilson! Makes sense.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta1ZcjpwVLo

Posted by: LizLem at January 11, 2019 02:49 PM (hvf9s)

120 103 Posted by: Archer at January 11, 2019 02:38 PM (gmo/4)

She's just resting. Pining for the fjords.

Beautiful plumage, the RBG.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 11, 2019 02:38 PM (KUaJL)

Look, mate. The plumage don't enter into it.

This Justice has passed on.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 02:45 PM (bcbK

If she wasn't nailed to the bench, she'd be pushing up the daisies!
Posted by: Insomniac at January 11, 2019 02:46 PM (NWiLs)

Well then, Trump'd better replace it, then.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 02:49 PM (bcbK8)

121 Why doesn't SCOTUS just come out of the closet and call themselves what they really believe themselves to be. The Justice League of America. And RBG is Wonder Woman.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 11, 2019 02:49 PM (3sjI6)

122 It's tribalism straight up with financing from globalists. Willard Romney told me this was a bad thing. And then like the true shape-shifter that he is, he turned around and now it's okay when he does it.
Wiley Mitt!

Posted by: Fritz at January 11, 2019 02:49 PM (2Mnv1)

123 Iowa Hawk -

Journalism is about covering important stories.

With a pillow, until they stop moving.

Posted by: Cheri at January 11, 2019 02:50 PM (G+Wff)

124 Gin-thirty. Huzzah! Farewell.

Posted by: Zod at January 11, 2019 02:50 PM (Bdeb0)

125 simply propaganda outlets fighting for one faction or another


The press is a watchdog. Now, a watchdog can't be right all the time.

Woof! Orange Man Bad.

Courage.

Posted by: Dan Rather at January 11, 2019 02:50 PM (786Ro)

126 Hmmm... I've spent the last few years trying to figure out why the US, and Russia, are supposed to be enemies.

They are no threat to us... and we are no real threat to them. We share no common border. Don't want each others resources. Yet the media always seems to be making a case that THEY are the bad guys, even as China, the EU, and others do pretty heinous things.

Could it be that Saud money WANTS us to be at odds with the Russians? As the US and Russia are 2 of the top 3 oil producers in the world?


And if Saud money is influencing the media.. that explains the slant of many 'analysts'?

Posted by: Don Q at January 11, 2019 02:50 PM (NgKpN)

127 Truth be told, the short term diplomatic fallout will fade but people will remember ya never go against the family. NEVER
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 11, 2019 02:47 PM (ks5Ou)

Especially when it is shown that the diplomatic fallout means nothing.

Posted by: WOPR at January 11, 2019 02:50 PM (J70i0)

128
Leaving now to go weekend backpacking along the Appalachian Trail. Stepping off in Front Royal headed to Harpers Ferry. See you on the flip side.

Posted by: Notorious RBG at January 11, 2019 02:49 PM (QLvwG)


The parks are closedfossil tits

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 11, 2019 02:50 PM (TAmPV)

129 Semi-meh. The American press was (though not as uniformly, not nearly) bad, and rooting against US interests, and nit-picking and inventing and distorting to harm US interests and policies, on behalf of any number of stupid causes and actors, long before this.


And our foreign involvements in the region were not "adventures", and the ties with Saudi Arabia were rational and calculating and strategic and started when Hitler was still in power, and on and on.


But Smith and his ilk seem to need to lard up their real insights with all the mindless know-nothing lazy slanders that now substitute for actual thinking about foreign policy on "the right".


Hey Lee, isn't worrying about Iran a silly - no, a nefarious 13-dimensional foreign plot to contaminate our precious bodily fluids? I mean, Iran is in the Middle East. And stuff. Yet ..... you support the anti-Iran "adventure".


And with that red meat for all the magical thinkers to unleash their Code Pink analysis, off to hockey .....

Posted by: rhomboid at January 11, 2019 02:51 PM (QDnY+)

130 annual rainfall of
fucking zero, and consumption continues to rise.





Posted by: Zod at January 11, 2019 02:46 PM (Bdeb0)

Yeah, they're probably going to regret encouraging any population expansion. Just like California!

Posted by: pookysgirl at January 11, 2019 02:51 PM (XKZwp)

131 94 Hello from Wilmington NC. Fuckin froze my balls off this AM
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 11, 2019 02:46 PM (ks5Ou)

Cold all up and down the coast, NGU. Watch out for that snow!

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 11, 2019 02:51 PM (RD7QR)

132 121 Why doesn't SCOTUS just come out of the closet and call themselves what they really believe themselves to be. The Justice League of America. And RBG is Wonder Woman.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 11, 2019 02:49 PM (3sjI6)

Pshew. If she was Superman, I'd be worried.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 11, 2019 02:51 PM (KUaJL)

133 So the media is a shithole.

Posted by: wth at January 11, 2019 02:51 PM (v0R5T)

134

YOU PRE-EXTERMINATED FILTH SHOULD WORRY LESS ABOUT WHAT YOUR LORDS AND MASTERS ARE DOING AND MORE ABOUT MAKING PEACE WITH YOUR PUNY GODS, AS SOON YOU WILL BE CRUSHED INTO KIBBLE TO FEED THE FOOLISH SLAVES WHO WORSHIP US! EXTERMINATE!

Posted by: Rocket Propelled Ginsberg in a Pike Chair, Beep Beep at January 11, 2019 02:51 PM (n2qRY)

135 Khashoggi sounds like a granola bar you can buy at Whole Food.

Posted by: Anchovy at January 11, 2019 02:52 PM (B3kya)

136 I'd love to see where all those pallets of physical bills that Barky airdropped to Tehran in the middle of the night are showing up in this whole Kashoggi show.

Well that money being sent to the media outlets isn't bottomless, they needed a fresh cash infusion.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 02:52 PM (39g3+)

137 65
Robert o'rourke..don't feed the narrative

Posted by: A dude in MI at January 11, 2019 02:53 PM (OOH1c)

138 108 Dumbass Saudis could not have botched that hit any more if they had a youtube instructional video featuring the coyote trying to take out roadrunner.

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 11, 2019 02:38 PM (88+cf)

One mans botched hit is another mans loud and clear message.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 11, 2019 02:46 PM (TAmPV)

If you want to appreciate just how badly the Saudi's bungled it, just ask yourself how Mossad would have handled it. Mossad would have taken him out, sent a message, and also left not a single physical trace that they had ever done anything at all. It would have been as if a ghost did it, and then vanished into thin air.

That's how the real professionals do it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 11, 2019 02:53 PM (k1TUh)

139 Next time just hit Vlad up for some polonium fer chrissakes.
Posted by: Roland THTG at January 11, 2019 02:47 PM



Nyet. I am on side of Iranians. This is whole point of Americanski media try to break up Trump and Saudis, no?

Posted by: Vlad at January 11, 2019 02:53 PM (786Ro)

140 I don't think this was botched at all. I think they were sending a message.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 11, 2019 02:43 PM (ffYR/)

This is correct.

Posted by: Archer at January 11, 2019 02:53 PM (gmo/4)

141 Khashoggi sounds like a granola bar you can buy at Whole Food.

"Its got like quinoa and kratom in it man, its like, healthy and stuff."
--70 year old hippie in faded tie dye

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 02:53 PM (39g3+)

142 There is a very good reason that many people pronounce Qatar as "gutter".

It is the source of much Evil in this world.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 11, 2019 02:53 PM (yTo22)

143 Our entire politics is bought and paid for by foreign interests.

*cough*

Posted by: Your elected GOP Politicians at January 11, 2019 02:53 PM (LL1Be)

144 132 121 Why doesn't SCOTUS just come out of the closet and call themselves what they really believe themselves to be. The Justice League of America. And RBG is Wonder Woman.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 11, 2019 02:49 PM (3sjI6)

Pshew. If she was Superman, I'd be worried."

Roberts is Aquaman, not the new one, but the one as portrayed by Raj in the Big Bang Theory.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 11, 2019 02:54 PM (k1TUh)

145 So 'journalist' engaged in anti-Saudi campaign gets killed by Saudis.


Shouldn't WaPo be forced to comment on their culpability in his death?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 11, 2019 02:54 PM (m075u)

146 The Dems' game with Kavanaugh was to delay delay delay and hope the cucks would cave or that somehow they could delay past the midterm election, win the Senate back, and steal the seat.

It's now the same game with Ruth Buzzie Ginsburg. Keep her alive until at least Jan 1 and then, if she croaks, invoke the made up "you can't confirm a SCOTUS justice in an election year!" rule and hope the cucks cave or create enough of a ruckus that confirmation is delayed past the 2020 election, win the Presidency back, and steal the seat.

Never mind that there is no such "rule." The only rule is "advise and consent." And if the Senate is controlled by a party other than that of the President, they can tell the President to pound sand, in an election year or any year. Like Biden said they would in 1992. Like Schumer said they would in 2008. And like McConnell did in 2016.

Posted by: Stunning Mystery Clerk at January 11, 2019 02:55 PM (uloIh)

147
Motörhead's One More F'n Time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWE8y5ms4jg

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 02:55 PM (utLqf)

148 Ahhh, so they are pulling a Edith Wilson! Makes sense.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta1ZcjpwVLo
Posted by: LizLem at January 11, 2019 02:49 PM (hvf9s)

Yep, that's it. I mean let's face it. 80+ year-old woman who before these events was dozing off. Now she breaks some ribs. Then she has to have portions of a lung removed. She has to be on pain meds. I doubt she knows which planet she is on right now. Old people, not vigorous 29 year-olds, get might confused in those situations. Even 29 year-olds after all of that wouldn't be up to anything more strenuous than Jeopardy for several weeks.

Posted by: WOPR at January 11, 2019 02:55 PM (J70i0)

149 Sex on a first date could help 'jump-start' a relationship, scientists say

A new study claims sex early on in a relationship could help people form an emotional bond

Posted by: Neo at January 11, 2019 02:55 PM (Zxs9d)

150 Roberts is Aquaman, not the new one, but the one as portrayed by Raj in the Big Bang Theory.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 11, 2019 02:54 PM (k1TUh)


haha... Aquaman sucks.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 11, 2019 02:55 PM (KUaJL)

151 I thought Kashoggi was a granola substitute.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 11, 2019 02:33 PM (MkcN1)
..........

I thought it was an Iranian ATM.

Posted by: wth at January 11, 2019 02:55 PM (v0R5T)

152
If you want to appreciate just how badly the Saudi's bungled it, just ask yourself how Mossad would have handled it. Mossad would have taken him out, sent a message, and also left not a single physical trace that they had ever done anything at all. It would have been as if a ghost did it, and then vanished into thin air.

That's how the real professionals do it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 11, 2019 02:53 PM (k1TUh)

How much noise did the Mossad make when they took the killers from the 1972 Olympics? I can't honestly remember but I don't think they made a lot of noise.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 11, 2019 02:55 PM (MkcN1)

153 Bundles of cash for the professors and the deans. Bundles of cash for the MSM. Bundles of cash for the politicians. Bundles of cash for the UN drones. Bundles of cash for everyone who hates America.

Posted by: mrp at January 11, 2019 02:55 PM (Pqytn)

154 Our entire politics is bought and paid for by foreign interests.

This is nice. You guys are all talking about Russian and the Saudis.

Posted by: China at January 11, 2019 02:55 PM (SjwtK)

155 politics is bought and paid for by foreign interests."

Walter Duranty, the NYT, and the PulletSurprise wave "Hi"

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2019 02:56 PM (6qErC)

156 The parks are closedfossil tits

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 11, 2019 02:50 PM (TAmPV)


Do you know who I am?! *shakes tiny fist*

Posted by: Notorious RBG at January 11, 2019 02:56 PM (QLvwG)

157 70 When asked by email whether the Post was aware Khashoggi's English-language abilities were limited when it began its relationship with the author, and if the paper helped him obtain his visa, editor of the Post opinions page Fred Hiatt . . .
_____________

. . . responded: "Lo siento, no hablo ingles."

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 11, 2019 02:56 PM (fqUgw)

158 I get what Lee is trying to say, but this is not strictly "Arab." Iran is obviously the primary driver behind most of the American media's coverage of fake scandals, but Turkey plays a critical role on behalf of Iran. And they would be just as outraged to be called "Arab."

What really blows me away is that this insightful bit of writing is coming from Tablet. Excellent work, and possibly a sign that Jewish intellectuals in the USA are prepared to break with the Democrats. But I don't think any discussion of "Arabinization" can go on without noting that both the Intercept and the Bulwark are funded by the same Iranian billionaire? Someone who funds Glenn Greenwald and Bill Kristol isn't doing it for their deep love of robust debate.

Posted by: trev006 at January 11, 2019 02:56 PM (9vRlA)

159 149 Sex on a first date could help 'jump-start' a relationship, scientists say

A new study claims sex early on in a relationship could help people form an emotional bond
Posted by: Neo at January 11, 2019 02:55 PM (Zxs9d)

Once again, science proves what Christianity has been saying for a long time... and still misses the point.

The fact that sex leads to emotional connection is precisely why it's a bad idea to have a culture that glorifies promiscuity.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 11, 2019 02:57 PM (KUaJL)

160 And if the Senate is controlled by a party other than that of the President, they can tell the President to pound sand, in an election year or any year. Like Biden said they would in 1992. Like Schumer said they would in 2008. And like McConnell did in 2016.

And the president can bypass that by nominating a replacement and the Senate taking it up in, say, December, if it comes down to it. Then its too late to stop the process, its already in motion.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 02:57 PM (39g3+)

161 Shouldn't WaPo be forced to comment on their culpability in his death?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 11, 2019 02:54 PM (m075u)

=========================
That's the rag that slogans "Democracy Dies In Darkness", right?

Posted by: mrp at January 11, 2019 02:57 PM (Pqytn)

162 Never mind that there is no such "rule." The only rule is "advise and consent." And if the Senate is controlled by a party other than that of the President, they can tell the President to pound sand, in an election year or any year. Like Biden said they would in 1992. Like Schumer said they would in 2008. And like McConnell did in 2016.
Posted by: Stunning Mystery Clerk at January 11, 2019 02:55 PM (uloIh)

There is no rule. However, I think the logic that a soon-to-be election that will determine who gets to pick SCOTUS justices means we should hold off is not necessarily improper.

Posted by: WOPR at January 11, 2019 02:57 PM (J70i0)

163 The laughable part of this very serious and sickening situation is that countries like Qatar, Iran and Saudi Arabia serious think they can "repair their damaged reputations" in the eyes of the American public, with bought-and-paid-for propaganda articles in liberal news rags.

Wow. Are they living in a dream world.

To 90% of Americans, all these Middle Eastern countries are indistinguishable, and they're all populated by interchangeable Muslim stereotypes (all fo which are extremely negative: jihadists, terrorists, illiterate peasants or corrupt oil sheiks, etc.) No propaganda will ever undo any of this perception.

Posted by: zombie at January 11, 2019 02:57 PM (c+2jX)

164 There is a very good reason that many people pronounce Qatar as "gutter".

It is the source of much Evil in this world.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 11, 2019 02:53 PM (yTo22)


And that is how it's pronounced, too. I saw the Emir or Sheik or whatever on TV and he kept saying "Gutter" which made the lefty media bot cringe every time. It was pretty funny.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 11, 2019 02:57 PM (U96rM)

165 If WaPo hadn't given him a forum for his propaganda, would the Saudis have whacked him?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 11, 2019 02:57 PM (m075u)

166
I'm not a fan of shawarma
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 02:42 PM


Wasn't she a commenter over at LGF that use to textually rimjob Charles "No seat on the post" Johnson?

Posted by: Sponge at January 11, 2019 02:57 PM (F4u7C)

167 Given that we no longer have debates but go straight to hostage taking in our domestic politics is a big tell that we've been Arabicized.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2019 02:58 PM (2LelM)

168 Sex on a first date could help 'jump-start' a relationship, scientists say

A new study claims sex early on in a relationship could help people form an emotional bond
Posted by: Neo at January 11, 2019 02:55 PM (Zxs9d)

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Wow, so having sex forms a bond? They sure went way out on a limb with this one. I wonder how much this study cost?

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 11, 2019 02:58 PM (ffYR/)

169 But the left wants the SCOTUS to be the Social Justice League of America.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 11, 2019 02:58 PM (oZ6kz)

170 Sunni vs Shia money could be used as a wedge against the Ruling Class.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 11, 2019 02:58 PM (ePWRo)

171 A new study claims sex early on in a relationship could help people form an emotional bond

Wait, is it meaningless physical activity with no consequences or import beyond some fun or an emotionally connecting act with deep significance? It can't be both at the same time, pick one.

This sounds a lot like a scientist caught in "Paradise by the Dashboard Lights." No, baby, its good for our relationship!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 02:58 PM (39g3+)

172 165 If WaPo hadn't given him a forum for his propaganda, would the Saudis have whacked him?
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Those kind of questions are not permitted. Racist.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2019 02:58 PM (2LelM)

173 Once again, science proves what Christianity has been saying for a long time... and still misses the point.

The fact that sex leads to emotional connection is precisely why it's a bad idea to have a culture that glorifies promiscuity.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 11, 2019 02:57 PM (KUaJL)

Shhh, we mustn't harsh their mellow that rutting like animals is just great for people.

Posted by: WOPR at January 11, 2019 02:59 PM (J70i0)

174
Dumbass Saudis could not have botched that hit any more if they had a youtube instructional video featuring the coyote trying to take out roadrunner.







Depends on your point of view. In terms of turning a live pain-in-the-ass into a dead body, they did just fine. Covering it up so that he wouldn't become a martyr and cause more problems than it solved.... maybe not so much.

But eventually, it won't matter. As Tom Clancy put it, martyrs are all the same. They're dead.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 11, 2019 02:59 PM (veoSD)

175 >>>I get what Lee is trying to say, but this is not strictly "Arab." Iran is obviously the primary driver behind most of the American media's coverage of fake scandals, but Turkey plays a critical role on behalf of Iran. And they would be just as outraged to be called "Arab."

well no Qatar is mostly behind it. Qatar is in league with Iran, obviously, but it's Qatar which has a clean enough skin to pour money into media and political pockets without having the feds open investigations into it.

He didn't say "Arabian," I did. He said "Middle East." But I was looking for a word to fit with Americanize, and thought "Arabianize" connoted byzantine intrigues. Well, not Byzantine, obviously.

The Arab press is just full on propaganda, as you probably know. So I think the word works.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2019 02:59 PM (PbpT7)

176 well, since our idiot boomer president at the time felt the need not to demonize islam and, of course, the only way to do that was to surrender to them through immigration and listening to CAIR and souping up issie immigration, this was to be expected.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at January 11, 2019 02:59 PM (7J5t2)

177 simply propaganda outlets fighting for one faction or another


Be careful. Journalism is more addictive than crack cocaine. Your life can get out of balance.

Courage.

Posted by: Dan Rather at January 11, 2019 02:59 PM (786Ro)

178 Wasn't she a commenter over at LGF that use to textually rimjob Charles "No seat on the post" Johnson?"

Nah. That was Schwarma Trout.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2019 03:00 PM (6qErC)

179 I think they were sending a message.

Naw.
A message is when somebody walks out the door to find Mr. K's head sitting in their flower bed.

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 11, 2019 03:00 PM (88+cf)

180
The fact that sex leads to emotional connection is precisely why it's a bad idea to have a culture that glorifies promiscuity.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 11, 2019 02:57 PM (KUaJL)


I call them Pussy Traps, cuz they TRAP you.....with the PUSSY.

Posted by: Eddie Murphy at January 11, 2019 03:00 PM (F4u7C)

181
Wow, so having sex forms a bond?


It's temporary at best.

Posted by: Astro Glide at January 11, 2019 03:00 PM (LL1Be)

182 Wow, so having sex forms a bond? They sure went way out on a limb with this one. I wonder how much this study cost?
Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 11, 2019 02:58 PM (ffYR/)

Because forming a bond on the first date when you hardly know someone is a GOOD idea...

btw, this is an argument that I've been making my whole life, and not just to justify my own exemplary behavior either.

We make emotional investments and create bonds... WHY would you do that with someone you're not even sure that you like?

Posted by: Synova (reversion to pseudonymous) at January 11, 2019 03:00 PM (BD/yx)

183
The fact that sex leads to emotional connection is precisely why it's a bad idea to have a culture that glorifies promiscuity.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 11, 2019 02:57 PM (KUaJL)

I occasionally watch a YouTube channel about dating across various nationalities. Apparently in Finland couples have sex for a while and then maybe decide to start dating.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 11, 2019 03:00 PM (MkcN1)

184 That's a sad development about Qatar, I was under the impression that they were pretty westernized, at least before the Gulf War.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at January 11, 2019 03:00 PM (7J5t2)

185 168 Sex on a first date could help 'jump-start' a relationship, scientists say

A new study claims sex early on in a relationship could help people form an emotional bond
Posted by: Neo at January 11, 2019 02:55 PM (Zxs9d)

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Wow, so having sex forms a bond? They sure went way out on a limb with this one. I wonder how much this study cost?
Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 11, 2019 02:58 PM (ffYR/)

$50 for the dinner at TGI Friday's and a bottle of that sweet wine that chicks like.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 11, 2019 03:00 PM (RD7QR)

186 I thought everyone on the right was happy when msnbc fired phil donahue for opposing the media support for are middle east adventures. didn't you all get angry when phil said iraq and afganistan are arabic for vietnam.

Posted by: ramondo at January 11, 2019 03:01 PM (FzrpW)

187 What are tapas?

Posted by: doomed at January 11, 2019 03:01 PM (SVqAn)

188 I'm pretty sure Khashoggi knows it's a high stakes game. Now, anyway.
I'm a little sick of getting involved in the Middle East's high-stakes game and watching my brothers come home in a box because of it. Take a walk over to Section 60 of Arlington and take a good look at all those honorable men who died because these fuckers can't get their societies wired tight.

You don't bring that kind of conflict into our country because what you get is the divisive, and ultimately destructive environment you have today. 50 years ago most of these people would be on trial for treason. Now the left has turned some of these despotic acts into their partied platform.

Some people believe a fractured society, like the one in Iraq is merely a third-world phenomena. But it doesn't have to be Sunni vs. Shiite. It can be brother against brother, where we destroy or severely weaken ourselves. Some people better wise up very quickly, because our enemies are on the sidelines cheering for that outcome.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 11, 2019 03:01 PM (VpIIl)

189 "The fact that sex leads to emotional connection is precisely why it's a bad idea to have a culture that glorifies promiscuity."

I have a theory that this is what underlies the "horcrux" in Harry Potter.

Voldemort stripping pieces of his own soul off and implanting them in objects is like screwing around too much. eventually you haven't got enough left for someone that matters.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2019 03:01 PM (uKdee)

190 When Ginsburg finally kicks the bucket, I'm not going to put our Legion Post's flag to half mast.

Posted by: Jolo at January 11, 2019 03:01 PM (WrMOC)

191 I can't honestly remember but I don't think they made a lot of noise."

They didn't make any noise at all. It took quite a while for people to notice that they were all disappearing, one by one.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 11, 2019 03:01 PM (k1TUh)

192 Given that we no longer have debates but go straight to hostage taking in our domestic politics is a big tell that we've been Arabicized.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2019 02:58 PM (2LelM)

That was obvious after the "Religion of Peace" nonsense after 9/11. In old America, non-citizen Muslims would have all been deported, and the few citizens would be scared to make a sound. Instead we imported more of them.

Posted by: WOPR at January 11, 2019 03:01 PM (J70i0)

193 It's temporary at best.
Posted by: Astro Glide "

But does it come in 55 gal barrels on Amazon?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2019 03:01 PM (6qErC)

194 168 Sex on a first date could help 'jump-start' a relationship, scientists say

A new study claims sex early on in a relationship could help people form an emotional bond
Posted by: Neo at January 11, 2019 02:55 PM (Zxs9d)

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Wow, so having sex forms a bond? They sure went way out on a limb with this one. I wonder how much this study cost?
Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM


Didn't cost a cent -- plenty of volunteers signed up to have sex with college girls on the first date, without requesting any payment whatsoever.

The ad:

"Study participants needed. Have sex with college girls on first date, then both of you fill out questionnaire saying how emotionally bonded you became due to the sex. Must commit to at least 15 sex acts with hot college girls. Compensation: $0."

Posted by: zombie at January 11, 2019 03:01 PM (c+2jX)

195 "Mostly Kentucky Bluegrass with a nice sinsamilla."

Sorry, Carl Spackler. "Sinsemilla" just means seedless. It doesn't tell you anything about the strain. Also, if it's seedless, then by definition there isn't any cross breeding going on.

Posted by: Chris M at January 11, 2019 03:01 PM (eAZVt)

196 >>Wow, so having sex forms a bond?


In my experience, this only happens if you fall asleep before pulling out.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2019 03:01 PM (/hNtH)

197
If you want to appreciate just how badly the Saudi's bungled it, just ask yourself how Mossad would have handled it. Mossad would have taken him out, sent a message, and also left not a single physical trace that they had ever done anything at all. It would have been as if a ghost did it, and then vanished into thin air.
That's how the real professionals do it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 11, 2019 02:53 PM (k1TUh)

The Saudis don't worry about the U.N. jumping down their throat at the drop of a hat so being clandestine is a big priority.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 11, 2019 03:02 PM (TAmPV)

198 Sex on a first date could help 'jump-start' a relationship, scientists say

A new study claims sex early on in a relationship could help people form an emotional bond



Spot the logical flaw....

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Posted by: literally serious at January 11, 2019 03:02 PM (mAZub)

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201 Sex on a first date also cures all your Daddy issues, honey.

I swear.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2019 03:02 PM (/hNtH)

202 Justice Scalia died during, 2016, a Presidential election year. Did that stop Obama from nominating Garland? No, it didn't.

Watch out for the cucks. Instead, ask yourself "What would the Democrats do in the same situation? What HAVE they done in the same situation?"

Posted by: Stunning Mystery Clerk at January 11, 2019 03:02 PM (uloIh)

203 "That's a sad development about Qatar, I was under the impression that they were pretty westernized, at least before the Gulf War.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at January 11, 2019 03:00 PM (7J5t2) "

Beirut used to be Westernized too. Islam, and specifically Wahhabism, corrupts everything it touches.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 11, 2019 03:02 PM (oZ6kz)

204 How much noise did the Mossad make when they took the killers from the 1972 Olympics? I can't honestly remember but I don't think they made a lot of noise.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 11, 2019 02:55 PM (MkcN1)


Actually, they fvcked up pretty badly and took out an arab waiter in Sweden or something by mistake. Pretty much ended the rest of the operation. Big screw up.

Also, that whole mossad team got caught taking out some piece of shit in either Kuwait or the emirates of something ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 11, 2019 03:02 PM (U96rM)

205 Voldemort stripping pieces of his own soul off and implanting them in objects is like screwing around too much. eventually you haven't got enough left for someone that matters."

So Voldemort jizzed on Harry's head when he was a little kid? Man, that dude really was warped.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 11, 2019 03:03 PM (k1TUh)

206 dingleberry @FzrpW

get the scissors

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2019 03:03 PM (uKdee)

207 Ramondo retardo.

Posted by: steevy at January 11, 2019 03:03 PM (BXMxN)

208 I have a theory that this is what underlies the "horcrux" in Harry Potter.

Voldemort stripping pieces of his own soul off and implanting them in objects is like screwing around too much. eventually you haven't got enough left for someone that matters.
Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2019 03:01 PM (uKdee)

Meh.

"Horcrux" is just HP magic terminology for what us classical fantasy aficionados referred to as a "phylactery." Voldy was a lich with a gimmick.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 11, 2019 03:03 PM (KUaJL)

209 What are tapas?"

A dish from Northern Great Britain.

Scotch Tapas.

Usually served on a roll...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2019 03:03 PM (6qErC)

210 136 I'd love to see where all those pallets of physical bills that Barky airdropped to Tehran in the middle of the night are showing up in this whole Kashoggi show.

Well that money being sent to the media outlets isn't bottomless, they needed a fresh cash infusion.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 02:52 PM (39g3+)
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Trump, a few weeks ago, was in the oval office signing something and got on the subject of the pallets of cash that went to Iran.

You're going to love this.

Trump reveled the reason foreign currency was used was there literally was not enough US hard currency in the greater DC area for the payoff.

Posted by: WisRich at January 11, 2019 03:03 PM (G0vdT)

211 198 Sex on a first date could help 'jump-start' a relationship, scientists say

A new study claims sex early on in a relationship could help people form an emotional bond


Spot the logical flaw....
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 11, 2019 03:02 PM (m075u)

...actually having the sex? I'm not seeing it.

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212 That's a sad development about Qatar, I was under the impression that they were pretty westernized, at least before the Gulf War.
Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at January 11, 2019 03:00 PM (7J5t2)

Are they Muslim? Really, anything Muslim only has a veneer of Westernization.

Posted by: WOPR at January 11, 2019 03:04 PM (J70i0)

213 Although, to be fair, our press sucks because our journalists are all democrat activists.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at January 11, 2019 03:04 PM (7J5t2)

214 >>What are tapas?"


They are a type of Long Nosed South American Weasel.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2019 03:04 PM (/hNtH)

215
Wow, so having sex forms a bond? They sure went way out on a limb with this one. I wonder how much this study cost?
Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM


It's secret agent type shit that you couldn't possibly understand.

Posted by: Bond. Forming Bond at January 11, 2019 03:04 PM (F4u7C)

216 Apparently in Finland couples have sex for a while and then maybe decide to start dating.

Seems that way in the USA, too. Lets hump! OK what is your name now? Maybe we can see each other some time...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 03:04 PM (39g3+)

217 >>>187 What are tapas?


They're like little dishes. I think it's a Spanish thing. It's basically a dinner consisting of a bunch of appetizers on little plates.

it was big 10 years ago. No one talks about it as much any more.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2019 03:04 PM (PbpT7)

218 But does it come in 55 gal barrels on Amazon?

Posted by: Anon a mouse

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You know it does!

https://tinyurl.com/y7fg4sj8

Posted by: Tonypete at January 11, 2019 03:05 PM (E8rdu)

219 Beirut used to be Westernized too. Islam, and specifically Wahhabism, corrupts everything it touches.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 11, 2019 03:02 PM (oZ6kz)

We need to find an Islamic version of Martin Luther who's willing to rewrite the canon a little, and buy him a very large megaphone.

Posted by: Cato by Phone at January 11, 2019 03:05 PM (J+mig)

220 How did guys like Belushi and Farley manage to do all that coke and not lose any weight?

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 11, 2019 03:05 PM (oZ6kz)

221 The Khashoggi job: it's caused wanna' be players to think twice.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 11, 2019 03:05 PM (ePWRo)

222 I think it's time to destress with some nice piano music.

https://youtu.be/AzWDs26YL9Y

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 11, 2019 03:05 PM (MkcN1)

223 168 Sex on a first date could help 'jump-start' a relationship, scientists say

A new study claims sex early on in a relationship could help people form an emotional bond
Posted by: Neo at January 11, 2019 02:55 PM (Zxs9d)

So does making a woman orgasm. So does sex without a condom. So does not pulling out. So does getting her pregnant.

Posted by: literally serious at January 11, 2019 03:05 PM (mAZub)

224 204 How much noise did the Mossad make when they took the killers from the 1972 Olympics? I can't honestly remember but I don't think they made a lot of noise.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 11, 2019 02:55 PM (MkcN1)

Actually, they fvcked up pretty badly and took out an arab waiter in Sweden or something by mistake. Pretty much ended the rest of the operation. Big screw up.

Also, that whole mossad team got caught taking out some piece of shit in either Kuwait or the emirates of something ...
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 11, 2019 03:02 PM (U96rM)

The Israel IC has screwed up more than once. But they have a high success rate overall.

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225 Sex on a first date could help 'jump-start' a relationship, scientists say

A new study claims sex early on in a relationship could help people form an emotional bond


Spot the logical flaw....
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 11, 2019 03:02 PM (m075u)


You mean getting the milk for free ISN'T relevant anymore?

Posted by: Sponge at January 11, 2019 03:05 PM (F4u7C)

226 >>>220 How did guys like Belushi and Farley manage to do all that coke and not lose any weight?

they lost weight eventually

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2019 03:05 PM (PbpT7)

227 It's a mistake to judge how things are done in the middle east with how they are done in the west. We are talking about countries that still cut off hands for stealing and hang people for being gay.

They have a completely different view of violence and civil rights and what is acceptable. I'm not talking about Israel which is much closer to the west when it comes to issues such as this. I'm talking about the Arab world.

I guarantee you there was more pearl clutching going on in the US and the rest of the west over Khashoggi than there was in the Arab world. If they cared at all it was a one day event.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 11, 2019 03:05 PM (/tuJf)

228 "Horcrux" is just HP magic terminology for what us classical fantasy aficionados referred to as a "phylactery." Voldy was a lich with a gimmick.

==

NERD!

actually tho, I think the HP world suffers from JK's author tactic of "just making shit up as she goes along"

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at January 11, 2019 03:06 PM (7J5t2)

229 potentates? how'd my potentates lat nite bit?

199 Large Arabian Clits...

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Posted by: Minnesotastan at January 11, 2019 03:06 PM (/1Ddl)

230 Trump reveled the reason foreign currency was used was there literally was not enough US hard currency in the greater DC area for the payoff.

Posted by: WisRich at January 11, 2019 03:03 PM (G0vdT)


It wasn't just that. Barky and his junta were trying to skirt some laws that wouldn't let them deliver physical dollars. They broke all sorts of laws, anyway, but that was a good part of the reason they didn't use US currency. Also, to make it less traceable, I would guess - less traceable by Americans, specifically.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 11, 2019 03:06 PM (U96rM)

231 "They are a type of Long Nosed South American Weasel."

I thought that was Anthonius Weinerii, the Carlos variety.

Posted by: doomed at January 11, 2019 03:06 PM (SVqAn)

232
Sex on a first date could help 'jump-start' a relationship, HORNY, DESPERATE, MALE scientists say, DURING A BRIEF BREAK FROM JERKING OFF TO PORN



FTFY

Posted by: mikeyG at January 11, 2019 03:06 PM (LL1Be)

233 ""Horcrux" is just HP magic terminology for what us classical fantasy aficionados referred to as a "phylactery." Voldy was a lich with a gimmick.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 11, 2019 03:03 PM (KUaJL) "

Liches get stitches.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 11, 2019 03:06 PM (oZ6kz)

234 the Khassoghi media meltdown was pretty embarassing, if those folks could be embarassed.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at January 11, 2019 03:06 PM (7J5t2)

235 220 How did guys like Belushi and Farley manage to do all that coke and not lose any weight?
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carbs. Pron Stars exist on a protein diet.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2019 03:06 PM (2LelM)

236
Justice Scalia died in an election year when the incumbent was term-limited

This is an important distinction in this case.

It wasn't just because it there was an election soon -- it was because a new administration was incoming.

The issue was obama was a Lame Duck president. That's why McConnell said F-you to obama.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 03:06 PM (dgQqG)

237 You would think that the Washington Post's senior editors would understand that the coverup is worse than the crime.

Posted by: mrp at January 11, 2019 03:06 PM (Pqytn)

238 Apparently in Finland couples have sex for a while and then maybe decide to start dating.
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What's strange about that?

Posted by: Shep! at January 11, 2019 03:07 PM (vg8iE)

239 Qatar has been the "Sweden" of the Middle East for a long time. It was a place that could host a U.S. base and have terrorists recuperating in their hospitals or resorts. There was always somewhat of a detente and therefore balance. But Qatar alone changed that. If you've ever seen John Wick, it was somewhat akin to the Continental. It's just a very weird place where you never know what people's loyalties are.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 11, 2019 03:07 PM (VpIIl)

240 >>>228 "Horcrux" is just HP magic terminology for what us classical fantasy aficionados referred to as a "phylactery." Voldy was a lich with a gimmick.

==



ahhhhhhh

i knew the idea seemed very, very familiar.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2019 03:07 PM (PbpT7)

241 Sex on a first date could help 'jump-start' a relationship, scientists say
.........

only if you post videos on the internet

Posted by: wth at January 11, 2019 03:07 PM (v0R5T)

242 Trump reveled the reason foreign currency was used was there literally was not enough US hard currency in the greater DC area for the payoff.

People talk about bubbles, but really the biggest bubble that exists now in the financial area is the fact that a large portion, perhaps the majority of money, world wide is a fiction. It exists only as numbers on a computer and on records, not in any real sense.

I don't mean that there's not enough currency to match the funds in the world -- there isn't. I don't mean that our currency is not backed by gold or some substance.

What I mean is that a large portion of these alleged funds don't exist that they are invented whole cloth by various transactions between big banking firms and corporations. That its a game of musical chairs with half the chairs missing and nobody in charge of the music. When will it run out? Nobody knows.

But some day, it will.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 03:07 PM (39g3+)

243 220 How did guys like Belushi and Farley manage to do all that coke and not lose any weight?
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 11, 2019 03:05 PM (oZ6kz)

Doesn't work for everyone. You need a baseline body type to BE skinny.

Look at Dan Ackroyd before he stopped taking coke and after.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 03:07 PM (bcbK8)

244 "they lost weight eventually

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2019 03:05 PM (PbpT7) "

The "worms and dirt" diet is 100% guaranteed to shed the pounds.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 11, 2019 03:07 PM (oZ6kz)

245 Seems that way in the USA, too. Lets hump! OK what is your name now? Maybe we can see each other some time...
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 03:04 PM (39g3+)


In liberal shitholes and ghettos, yes.

Or, Helsinki Syndrome.......

THEY RAPIN ERRYBODY UP IN HERRR.

Posted by: Sponge at January 11, 2019 03:07 PM (F4u7C)

246
If obama nominated someone in 2012 and the R's controlled the Senate, they would not have blocked the nom.


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 03:07 PM (dgQqG)

247 it was big 10 years ago. No one talks about it as much any more."

Yeah. Shame, that. Kinda liked the place in The Woodlands... now it's an overpriced pastry shop or something.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2019 03:07 PM (6qErC)

248 >>>Liches get stitches.


this would make a good geek t-shirt.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2019 03:07 PM (PbpT7)

249 Sex on a first date could help 'jump-start' a relationship, scientists say

===

or, if scientists understood things, it'd be that the date went pretty well...you know?

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at January 11, 2019 03:07 PM (7J5t2)

250 Surprise, Flake talking to CBS.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'invite a friend for dinner' at January 11, 2019 03:07 PM (pLgt/)

251
Wasn't she a commenter over at LGF that use to textually rimjob Charles "No seat on the post" Johnson?

Posted by: Sponge at January 11, 2019 02:57 PM


Sharmuta is the word. Translates as whore.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 11, 2019 03:07 PM (jYje5)

252 I thought everyone on the right...
Posted by: ramondo



Um, yeah, that was your first mistake, asshat. We ("everyone") don't have the hive mind.

Posted by: Hands at January 11, 2019 03:08 PM (786Ro)

253

ARABS ARE STUPID GOAT FUCKERS BUT USEFUL TO PROVIDE SCARY TERRORISTS TO PROVOKE FEAR SO WE CAN IMPOSE EVEN MORE CONTROL ON YOU PATHETIC SCUM, AND IDENTIFYING ARAB DICK SLURPERING PATHETIC WEAK WESTERN YELLOW SNOW EATERS WHO CAN BE MANIPULATED FOR FUN AND PROFIT. EVENTUALLY ALL ARABS WILL BE THROWN OFF BUILDINGS. BUT YOU WILL BE EXTERMINATED AND WILL NEVER SEE IT!

Posted by: Rocket Propelled Ginsberg in a Pike Chair, Beep Beep at January 11, 2019 03:08 PM (n2qRY)

254 217 >>>187 What are tapas?


They're like little dishes. I think it's a Spanish thing. It's basically a dinner consisting of a bunch of appetizers on little plates.

it was big 10 years ago. No one talks about it as much any more.
Posted by: ace


Tapas have existed and continue to exist in Spain, uninterrupted, for centuries. In America, the trendy food people are always looking for some new ethnic fa to promote and then jump on the bandwagon. As Ace says, about ten years ago, the food-fad-du-jour was "tapas bars," a fad that lasted a year or two, and now has been supplanted by an endless series of new fads.

You'll still find plenty of leftover tapas bars in places like NY, LA and SF, though now they're ill-attended. Back in Spain, tapas remain the primary food source for most people.

Posted by: zombie at January 11, 2019 03:08 PM (c+2jX)

255 actually tho, I think the HP world suffers from JK's author tactic of "just making shit up as she goes along"

Well, yeah. That's how you write fantasy. Its not like you can research wizards or ask an expert on wands or something. Its necessarily made up on the spot.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 03:09 PM (39g3+)

256 A good point there.
I wonder if the medias Leftism isn't driving them to the Islamic side with their common enemy, us.

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2019 03:09 PM (/rm4P)

257
They're like little dishes. I think it's a Spanish thing. It's basically
a dinner consisting of a bunch of appetizers on little plates.


Pu Pu Platter

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 03:09 PM (dgQqG)

258 187
What are tapas?

Posted by: doomed at January 11, 2019 03:01 PM (SVqAn)


(looks down at chest. looks up. raises eyebrows twice)

Posted by: Notorious RBG at January 11, 2019 03:09 PM (ymnmz)

259 scientists also concluded that if one person exits the date early by climbing out the bathroom window of the restaurant, this tended to "jump-end" the relationship.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at January 11, 2019 03:09 PM (7J5t2)

260 A Girl on time gave me anal on the 3rd date. She was very submissive and deathly afraid of getting pregnant. She also loved anal.

Posted by: literally serious at January 11, 2019 03:09 PM (mAZub)

261 I'm not a HP nerd so I don't know if the horcruxes got an explanation for how they are made. It's usually kept very vague what a D and D lich has to do to make their phylactery. It's an underpants gnome thing.

1. Commit unspecified unspeakably evil atrocity
2. ???
3. Profit from phylactery

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 11, 2019 03:09 PM (oZ6kz)

262 If the AT is 'closed', I'll just kayak up the North Fork Shenandoah River until I find a seclude spot to put in and start backpacking from there. Easy peasy.

Posted by: Notorious RBG at January 11, 2019 03:10 PM (QLvwG)

263 >>>Pu Pu Platter


has anyone ever ordered the Pu Pu Platter?

Or the Peking Duck where you need to call 24 hours ahead of time?

Bucket list for me: This year, I am going to do both.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2019 03:10 PM (PbpT7)

264 Pu Pu Platter"

Dude, the 60s called and want their tiki bars back...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 11, 2019 03:10 PM (6qErC)

265
A Girl on time gave me anal on the 3rd date. She was
very submissive and deathly afraid of getting pregnant. She also loved
anal.


Posted by: literally serious



Was she also a he?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 03:10 PM (dgQqG)

266 255 actually tho, I think the HP world suffers from JK's author tactic of "just making shit up as she goes along"

Well, yeah. That's how you write fantasy. Its not like you can research wizards or ask an expert on wands or something. Its necessarily made up on the spot.

=========

time turner plot device one book, never to be seen again.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at January 11, 2019 03:10 PM (7J5t2)

267 260 A Girl on time gave me anal on the 3rd date. She was very submissive and deathly afraid of getting pregnant. She also loved anal.
------------------
Greek?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2019 03:10 PM (2LelM)

268 Can you hear the drums, ramondo?

I remember long ago another starry night like this

In the firelight, ramondo

You were humming to yourself and softly "strumming your guitar."

IYKWIM

Posted by: mikeyG at January 11, 2019 03:10 PM (LL1Be)

269 "Well, yeah. That's how you write fantasy. Its not like you can research wizards or ask an expert on wands or something. Its necessarily made up on the spot.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 03:09 PM (39g3+) "

Yup. I made up everything by myself.

*shoves Dying Earth and Hobbit books into fireplace*

Posted by: E. Gary Gygax at January 11, 2019 03:10 PM (oZ6kz)

270 Pu Pu Platter
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 03:09 PM (dgQqG)


There's a cookbook out there for some Asian style titled "COOKING with POO"

Posted by: Sponge at January 11, 2019 03:10 PM (F4u7C)

271 An American journalist that didn't speak, read or write English.


Things that make you go hmmmmmmm...................

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 11, 2019 03:11 PM (JUOKG)

272 has anyone ever ordered the Pu Pu Platter?

They called it "popo" here but yeah it was really good. Basically a big suite of appetizers for everyone at the table. I could eat like that all day long.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 03:11 PM (39g3+)

273 A Girl on time gave me anal on the 3rd date.

I'm glad she was punctual. That's important to me.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 11, 2019 03:11 PM (MkcN1)

274 The idea of some psychic residue being stored in an object which can be used to cast a spell or render protection is a pretty Basic Bitch magic idea. Fetish dolls, for example. Amulets, talismans. Etc.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2019 03:11 PM (PbpT7)

275 "Or the Peking Duck where you need to call 24 hours ahead of time?

Bucket list for me: This year, I am going to do both.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2019 03:10 PM (PbpT7) "

They fly the ducks in from Newfoundland!

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 11, 2019 03:11 PM (oZ6kz)

276 We need to find an Islamic version of Martin Luther who's willing to rewrite the canon a little, and buy him a very large megaphone.
Posted by: Cato by Phone at January 11, 2019 03:05 PM (J+mig)

Luther stripped away Church tradition and said scripture alone. You're seeing the same thing with Islam right now and that's why it's getting worse. Literacy has not helped Islam. Really, we need a mass collapse of the religion.

I always thought the best plan with Iran would be to play up their Persian roots. Talk about how great they were before Islam.

Posted by: WOPR at January 11, 2019 03:11 PM (J70i0)

277 any cursed object has some psychic power contained in it

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2019 03:11 PM (PbpT7)

278 When the politics in a country controls billions if not trillions of dollars, then grifters both foreign countries and domestic sell outs will be attracted to influencing the political system. Washington DC is now the embassy of the world to the U.S.

Effectively our politics have been globalized along with our industries and our political parties have outsourced decisionmaking to the world's cloud people.

There was an advantage to the early Republic for the U.S. people in that the monetary gains from the U.S. were not really worth the attention and money of powerful foreign powers until it was too late to stop us from becoming powerful.

Now we are powerful, most other nations will use what means that they have to do in order to address their national interests. If that includes a spot of monetary lubrication applied to key decisionmakers and the media, then they see nothing wrong with it.

Our rise to a global power has not been innocent either. We have done the same thing to influence the politics of other nations, particularly during the Cold War but also in places like England and Israel.

Posted by: whig at January 11, 2019 03:11 PM (Kvi3C)

279
When we used to go to South Pacific in Newton, MA, we always got the Pu Pu Platter.

And then, Moo Goo Gai Pan.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 03:11 PM (dgQqG)

280 Does anyone have Antonin Scalia's Pillow for RBG

Posted by: Mitt Romney AKA John McCain at January 11, 2019 03:12 PM (BqBId)

281 Dim sum for the win.

Posted by: mrp at January 11, 2019 03:12 PM (Pqytn)

282 262 If the AT is 'closed', I'll just kayak up the North Fork Shenandoah River until I find a seclude spot to put in and start backpacking from there. Easy peasy.
---------------------
North Fork is some great small bass fly fishing. Why do all that hiking? Fly fish, drink bourbon, then pass out on a bank.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2019 03:12 PM (2LelM)

283 re tapas: These days we do a cheese spread with a little bit of cheese and olives and weird stuff and little finger foods and fruit and pickled things from jars. It's probably even mostly the same/same-ish food items.

Posted by: Synova (reversion to pseudonymous) at January 11, 2019 03:12 PM (BD/yx)

284 haunted houses are "stained" with the psychic pain of those that died there.

Pretty common stuff.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2019 03:12 PM (PbpT7)

285 The idea of some psychic residue being stored in an object which can be used to cast a spell or render protection is a pretty Basic Bitch magic idea.

==

tell that to Cedric Diggory

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at January 11, 2019 03:12 PM (7J5t2)

286 >>Or the Peking Duck where you need to call 24 hours ahead of time?


You think with a Third Tier Smart Military Blog like thees you can order ze Duck!

You can have ze chicken.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2019 03:12 PM (/hNtH)

287 265
A Girl on time gave me anal on the 3rd date. She was
very submissive and deathly afraid of getting pregnant. She also loved
anal.


Posted by: literally serious

the pu pu platter?

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 11, 2019 03:12 PM (d7Ww2)

288 Isn't peeking duck something prepared within sight of the ladies' room?

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 11, 2019 03:12 PM (MkcN1)

289 has anyone ever ordered the Pu Pu Platter?

Or the Peking Duck where you need to call 24 hours ahead of time?

Bucket list for me: This year, I am going to do both.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2019 03:10 PM (PbpT7)
--------
Was in Beijing for one night on last leg of business trip. I was determined to have Peking Duck.

It
Was
Awesome.

Posted by: WisRich at January 11, 2019 03:13 PM (G0vdT)

290 Yeah, because there's no reason to worry about terrorism anymore.Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 11, 2019 02:37 PM (RD7QR)

Except for those nasty conservatives. Never know what they could do.

Posted by: ... at January 11, 2019 03:13 PM (x2otW)

291
260 A Girl on time gave me anal on the 3rd date.


"on time"?

You mean she had a payment plan? Were you pre-approved for credit? What was your collateral?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 11, 2019 03:13 PM (d6Zcu)

292 I'm not a HP nerd so I don't know if the horcruxes got an explanation for how they are made.

Not really. They seemed really random and pointlessly so, as well. And most of them very poorly protected. And he accidentally made one out of Harry Potter, somehow.

Voldemort was a really, really pathetic bad guy. One of the weakest and most inept of all literature. I mean he was great against little kids but other than that... ridiculous.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 03:13 PM (39g3+)

293
They're like little dishes. I think it's a Spanish thing. It's basically a dinner consisting of a bunch of appetizers on little plates.

I think Tapas were originally placed over drinks to keep dust and insects from landing in your beverage.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 11, 2019 03:13 PM (TAmPV)

294 >>>283 re tapas: These days we do a cheese spread with a little bit of cheese and olives and weird stuff and little finger foods and fruit and pickled things from jars. It's probably even mostly the same/same-ish food items.

yeah. I got into that. that started my Cheese Fad. (Which mostly continued, though I don't go to those places any more, I just buy the cheese at Whole Food or wherever.)

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2019 03:13 PM (PbpT7)

295 haunted houses are "stained" with the psychic pain of those that died there.

Pretty common stuff.
Posted by: ace at January 11, 2019 03:12 PM (PbpT7)


This seems fitting here.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_Y_m2ZQ6Qo

Posted by: Sponge at January 11, 2019 03:13 PM (F4u7C)

296 287 265
A Girl on time gave me anal on the 3rd date. She was
very submissive and deathly afraid of getting pregnant. She also loved
anal.


Posted by: literally serious

the pu pu platter?
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 11, 2019 03:12 PM (d7Ww2)

He got a bad case of crabs Rangoon though.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 11, 2019 03:13 PM (NWiLs)

297 231 "They are a type of Long Nosed South American Weasel."

I thought that was Anthonius Weinerii, the Carlos variety.
Posted by: doomed at January 11, 2019 03:06 PM (SVqAn)
------
*ahem*

Posted by: Weasel at January 11, 2019 03:13 PM (MVjcR)

298 The idea of some psychic residue being stored in an object which can be
used to cast a spell or render protection is a pretty Basic Bitch magic
idea.



Egon. Here's your mucus.

Posted by: Dr. Peter Venkman at January 11, 2019 03:13 PM (LL1Be)

299 276 We need to find an Islamic version of Martin Luther who's willing to rewrite the canon a little, and buy him a very large megaphone.
Posted by: Cato by Phone at January 11, 2019 03:05 PM (J+mig)

======

the word on the street is that the new saudi crown prince is that guy. Of course, he'll kill a bitch as our most sacred journalist of journalists found out as he spouted Qatarian talking points.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at January 11, 2019 03:13 PM (7J5t2)

300 Posted by: mikeyG at January 11, 2019 03:10 PM (LL1Be)

Retardo is big into ABBA?

Man, I'm on fire her!

What do I win?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 03:13 PM (bcbK8)

301 >>>Was in Beijing for one night on last leg of business trip. I was determined to have Peking Duck.

It
Was
Awesome.

...

hmmmm!!!

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2019 03:14 PM (PbpT7)

302 It's not just the Dims. It's most of the Repukes and much of the Conservative Inc. crew. We're just subjects of the Imperial Capital in Washington, DC.Posted by: WOPR at January 11, 2019 02:44 PM (J70i0)

100% correct, but it was gonna cut into my point.

Posted by: ... at January 11, 2019 03:14 PM (x2otW)

303 I thought everyone on the right was happy when msnbc fired phil donahue for opposing the media support for are middle east adventures. didn't you all get angry when phil said iraq and afganistan are arabic for vietnam.

Posted by: ramondo at January 11, 2019 03:01 PM


Troll score card:
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Posted by: Newest Nic at January 11, 2019 03:14 PM (jYje5)

304 261 I'm not a HP nerd so I don't know if the horcruxes got an explanation for how they are made. It's usually kept very vague what a D and D lich has to do to make their phylactery. It's an underpants gnome thing.

1. Commit unspecified unspeakably evil atrocity
2. ???
3. Profit from phylactery
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 11, 2019 03:09 PM (oZ6kz)

It's not elaborated on in HP too much either. Murder works, but the mechanics of it are likewise vague.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 11, 2019 03:14 PM (KUaJL)

305 263 >>>Pu Pu Platter


has anyone ever ordered the Pu Pu Platter?

Or the Peking Duck where you need to call 24 hours ahead of time?

Bucket list for me: This year, I am going to do both.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2019 03:10 PM (PbpT7)

I have ordered a pu pu platter. But my friends and I was sloshed out of our minds and it was the late '80s.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 11, 2019 03:14 PM (RD7QR)

306
any cursed object has some psychic power contained in it

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2019 03:11 PM (PbpT7)







This is about that fucking bollard, isn't it, furball.

Posted by: Frau Gruppencankles at January 11, 2019 03:14 PM (veoSD)

307 A Girl on time gave me anal on the 3rd date.

I'm glad she was punctual. That's important to me.
Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 11, 2019 03:11 PM (MkcN1)



As we've learned previously, it doesn't count unless she suggested you "rip her up the shitter" instead.

Posted by: Sponge at January 11, 2019 03:14 PM (F4u7C)

308
Ginsburg will be "working from home" for a long time, I think. Unseen by anyone outside her circle.

In other words, she's in a coma and they're hiding her until after the 2020 election.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 03:14 PM (dgQqG)

309 David Chang's in Armonk, NY made a killer Peking Duck.


Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2019 03:14 PM (/hNtH)

310 Luther stripped away Church tradition and said scripture alone. You're seeing the same thing with Islam right now and that's why it's getting worse. Literacy has not helped Islam. Really, we need a mass collapse of the religion."

We need to remember that the only reason Luther lived was that the German Princes at the time were sick of being under the thumbs of the Italians, where they had been for centuries, and had just started to realize that they were suddenly as strong or stronger than the Italians. So they protected him and used him to jump start a complete break between northern and southern Europe.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 11, 2019 03:14 PM (k1TUh)

311 as I read it from Wictor's stuff, new saudi prince has issued a statement that he, as the blah blah blah, has the power to define islamic law and he stated islam has made itself known and terror is no longer appropriate jihad, on pain of death.

at least, that's the cliff notes version.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at January 11, 2019 03:15 PM (7J5t2)

312 And from the sidebar: Yes, cocaine is a hell of a drug.

It's what kept 80's and 90's porn stars skinny

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 03:02 PM (bcbK

In his prime, John Holmes was 6'1" and 140 lbs.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 11, 2019 03:15 PM (QLvwG)

313 Something from the 70s that I really liked but sadly went away was Fondue. I know its a fussy pain in the ass and messy but it was really tasty.

Another lost food trend is frozen yogurt. It was huge, then made a little comeback and has basically disappeared. I loved that stuff.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 03:15 PM (39g3+)

314 Troll score card:
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Posted by: Newest Nic at January 11, 2019 03:14 PM (jYje5)


Russian bot.

Posted by: Sponge at January 11, 2019 03:15 PM (F4u7C)

315 292 I'm not a HP nerd so I don't know if the horcruxes got an explanation for how they are made.

Not really. They seemed really random and pointlessly so, as well. And most of them very poorly protected. And he accidentally made one out of Harry Potter, somehow.

Voldemort was a really, really pathetic bad guy. One of the weakest and most inept of all literature. I mean he was great against little kids but other than that... ridiculous.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 03:13 PM (39g3+)

He could terrorize a whole bunch of Brits....yeah, point taken.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 03:15 PM (bcbK8)

316 haunted houses are "stained" with the psychic pain of those that died there.

Pretty common stuff.
Posted by: ace at January 11, 2019 03:12 PM



Someone's been binging on the Destination America channel.

Posted by: Hands at January 11, 2019 03:15 PM (786Ro)

317
One night in Bangkok...

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 03:15 PM (dgQqG)

318 In his prime, John Holmes was 6'1" and 140 lbs.
Posted by: Count de Monet at January 11, 2019 03:15 PM (QLvwG)


And 75 lbs of that was COCK.

Posted by: Sponge at January 11, 2019 03:15 PM (F4u7C)

319 >>> thought everyone on the right was happy when msnbc fired phil donahue for opposing the media support for are middle east adventures. didn't you all get angry when phil said iraq and afganistan are arabic for vietnam.


I thought you said you wouldn't let me fuck you up the ass but then you put on a dress and said please come fuck me up the ass. Why so inconsistent?

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2019 03:15 PM (PbpT7)

320 >>>220 How did guys like Belushi and Farley manage to do all that coke and not lose any weight?

It was all the week they smoked daily and the resulting munchies that cancelled out the coke.

Posted by: Cheri at January 11, 2019 03:15 PM (G+Wff)

321 Colluding with foreign powers, most hostile to the US. Tuesdays and Thursdays should be designated firing squad days, with Fridays reserved for wall spackling.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at January 11, 2019 03:15 PM (xzqr4)

322 Sex on a first date could help 'jump-start' a relationship, scientists say
............

yeah, why wait until the third or fourth date to never call again?

Posted by: wth at January 11, 2019 03:15 PM (v0R5T)

323 weed not week.....

Posted by: Cheri at January 11, 2019 03:16 PM (G+Wff)

324 "Not really. They seemed really random and pointlessly so, as well. And most of them very poorly protected. And he accidentally made one out of Harry Potter, somehow.

Voldemort was a really, really pathetic bad guy. One of the weakest and most inept of all literature. I mean he was great against little kids but other than that... ridiculous.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 03:13 PM (39g3+) "

Yeah, that seems very dumb. The whole point of a phylactery is to keep it somewhere pesky adventurers can't get to it. Like Acererak and the Tomb of Horrors.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 11, 2019 03:16 PM (oZ6kz)

325
Ah, the movies and their Amulets.


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 03:16 PM (dgQqG)

326 1. Commit unspecified unspeakably evil atrocity

It's not elaborated on in HP too much either. Murder works, but the mechanics of it are likewise vague."

I think having sex with Lena Dunham creates one every time.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 11, 2019 03:16 PM (k1TUh)

327 voldemort did have a whole army of folks who escaped the ministry of magic's rather extensive purges and medeivel punishment for death eaters.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at January 11, 2019 03:16 PM (7J5t2)

328 A Chinese cookbook that I own recommends separating the duck's skin from the meat by using a bicycle tire air pump with the inflation needle adapter.

Posted by: mrp at January 11, 2019 03:16 PM (Pqytn)

329

EM RAVIOLIS FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at January 11, 2019 03:17 PM (GEhPL)

330 322 Sex on a first date could help 'jump-start' a relationship, scientists say
............

I think you meant to say hump start.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 11, 2019 03:17 PM (MkcN1)

331 Shouldn't it be called Beijing Duck?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2019 03:17 PM (2LelM)

332 I went to a place in Madrid called El Sur or something for what was supposedly the best tapas in Spain. Gross. And that from a guy who can eat about anything. We ended up going to El Pedrusco for steaks because I was still starving. That was delicious

Posted by: Marcus T at January 11, 2019 03:17 PM (VpIIl)

333 308

Ginsburg will be "working from home" for a long time, I think. Unseen by anyone outside her circle.

In other words, she's in a coma and they're hiding her until after the 2020 election.


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 03:14 PM (dgQqG)

RBG is the reigning world champion of full contact hide and seek! You'll never find me.
HAHAHAHAHAHAH

Posted by: Notorious RBG at January 11, 2019 03:17 PM (ymnmz)

334 This is not America ...

______


I think that's an old David Bowie song.

Posted by: ShainS at January 11, 2019 03:17 PM (nG1rJ)

335 >>Was in Beijing for one night on last leg of business trip. I was determined to have Peking Duck.

My old customer in Hong Kong used to take me to this little locals joint that made Peking Duck. It was awesome.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 11, 2019 03:17 PM (/tuJf)

336 One night in Bangkok...
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 03:15 PM (dgQqG)

Makes a hard man humble.

Posted by: WOPR at January 11, 2019 03:18 PM (J70i0)

337 330 322 Sex on a first date could help 'jump-start' a relationship, scientists say
............

I think you meant to say hump start.
Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 11, 2019 03:17 PM (MkcN1)

Hey-o!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 03:18 PM (bcbK8)

338 305
263 >>>Pu Pu Platter





has anyone ever ordered the Pu Pu Platter?



Or the Peking Duck where you need to call 24 hours ahead of time?



Bucket list for me: This year, I am going to do both.



Posted by: ace at January 11, 2019 03:10 PM (PbpT7)



I have ordered a pu pu platter. But my friends and I was sloshed out of our minds and it was the late '80s.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 11, 2019 03:14 PM (RD7QR)

Gotta watch how many of those Scorpion drinks you have before dinner.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 11, 2019 03:18 PM (jxbfJ)

339 "Posted by: literally serious at January 11, 2019 03:09 PM (mAZub)"

speaking of the PuPu Platter...

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2019 03:18 PM (uKdee)

340 The idea of some psychic residue being stored in an object which can be used to cast a spell or render protection is a pretty Basic Bitch magic idea.

Yeah its ancient ritual stuff, the kind of spell that's in those super ancient Egyptian books of magic. We have a lot of superstitious stuff from that old magic stuff like "pinch of salt over your shoulder" and all the luck/unluck traditions. That kind of thing is fascinating to me, and some day if I can I want to publish a low magic/bronze age fantasy setting.

No wizards with fireballs, you have to do all these rituals or get back luck and upset the local gods, that kinda thing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 03:18 PM (39g3+)

341
Retardo is big into ABBA?



Man, I'm on fire her!



What do I win?

You win: a FREE link to ALL the lyrics!
https://tinyurl.com/86c2qn9

I try to make sure it is playing in the background whenever I get a whiff of ramondo in a thread.
It has become a sort of theme song. Or walk-in music maybe.

Posted by: Dr. Peter Venkman at January 11, 2019 03:18 PM (LL1Be)

342 voldemort was able to inflitrate the triwizard tournament and abscond with Cedric and Harry and he would have gotten away with it all if it wasn't for ...checks notes...magic stuff.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at January 11, 2019 03:18 PM (7J5t2)

343 haunted houses are "stained" with the psychic pain of those that died there.



Pretty common stuff.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2019 03:12 PM (PbpT7)


Agreed. Now, GET OUT! *swarm of flies appear and the stench of excrement is overpowering*

Posted by: Amityville House at January 11, 2019 03:18 PM (QLvwG)

344 In China- are you sure that was really duck? I mean, how could you be sure?

Posted by: Marcus T at January 11, 2019 03:18 PM (VpIIl)

345 >>>I think that's an old David Bowie song.


yeah. I think it was Pat Metheny with David Bowie, or maybe "and." It was the song used to advertise the Falcon and the Snowman.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2019 03:19 PM (PbpT7)

346 so, I think it's dangerous to define voldermort down.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at January 11, 2019 03:19 PM (7J5t2)

347 317

One night in Bangkok...


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 03:15 PM (dgQqG)


Yeah don't get the bangkok sausage.

Posted by: Notorious RBG at January 11, 2019 03:19 PM (ymnmz)

348 /motherpussbucket

Posted by: mikeyG at January 11, 2019 03:19 PM (LL1Be)

349 This is not America, not any more. Our entire politics is bought and
paid for by foreign interests.
Posted by Ace of Spades


I don't trust, and never will, all those with the lofty talk and high-minded notions of "saving our country".

That shit is gone. Been gone for most of my adult life. How in the Hell do you save what's already dead ? And besides, all the "our" bullshit implies a collective ethos that I don't like coming from the Right anymore than the Left.

I got about as much pity for the Rally 'Round the Flag Right as I do for the bitch that takes her second ass-whipping from her drunk old man.

Posted by: JayDub Walker at January 11, 2019 03:19 PM (VfO1M)

350
Sex on a first date could help 'jump-start' a relationship, scientists say

The 'Pleasure Principle' by famous sex researchers Masters and Johnson espoused on this concept. They're now divorced and probably dead.

Or wish they were. Or already forgotten today what they had for breakfast.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 11, 2019 03:19 PM (jYje5)

351 Instead of 3 dates would figs have worked?

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2019 03:19 PM (/rm4P)

352 One night in Bangkok...


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 03:15 PM (dgQqG)


Yeah don't get the bangkok sausage.
Posted by: Notorious RBG at January 11, 2019 03:19 PM (ymnmz)
One night with a cute ladyboy and you get judged forever.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 11, 2019 03:20 PM (MkcN1)

353 342 voldemort was able to inflitrate the triwizard tournament and abscond with Cedric and Harry and he would have gotten away with it all if it wasn't for ...checks notes...magic stuff.
Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at January 11, 2019 03:18 PM (7J5t2)

I would have gotten away with it, except for those darn kids!

Posted by: Moldymort at January 11, 2019 03:20 PM (NgKpN)

354 voldemort did have a whole army of folks who escaped the ministry of magic's rather extensive purges and medeivel punishment for death eaters.

Yeah his army of followers were far more dangerous and significant than him. Pathetic losers, but dangerous ones. Basically they just needed a leader to coalesce around, but personally Volemort was kind of a joke.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 03:20 PM (39g3+)

355 344 In China- are you sure that was really duck? I mean, how could you be sure?
Posted by: Marcus T at January 11, 2019 03:18 PM (VpIIl)
------

Easy. The good places have the ducks hanging in the window or near the oven.

Posted by: WisRich at January 11, 2019 03:20 PM (G0vdT)

356 We really are going to need proof of life on RBG.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 11, 2019 03:20 PM (t2P6q)

357 "his prime, John Holmes was 6'1" and 140 lbs."

AIDS will do that.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2019 03:20 PM (uKdee)

358 Sex on a first date could help 'jump-start' a relationship, scientists say

What are the odds these scientists are still virgins and rejected each advance?

Posted by: Sponge at January 11, 2019 03:20 PM (F4u7C)

359 341
Retardo is big into ABBA?



Man, I'm on fire her!



What do I win?
You win: a FREE link to ALL the lyrics!
https://tinyurl.com/86c2qn9

I try to make sure it is playing in the background whenever I get a whiff of ramondo in a thread.
It has become a sort of theme song. Or walk-in music maybe.
Posted by: Dr. Peter Venkman at January 11, 2019 03:18 PM (LL1Be)

I, too, shall follow this tradition. Each troll needs their own mocking shame music.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 03:20 PM (bcbK8)

360 " That kind of thing is fascinating to me, and some day if I can I want to publish a low magic/bronze age fantasy setting.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 03:18 PM (39g3+) "

It's always tough to get a baseline for "low magic" because D and D is the standard for a lot of people, and very few published works of fantasy have magic being as much of a slut as it is in D and D. Come one, come all! You get spells, you get spells, everyone gets a spell!

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 11, 2019 03:21 PM (oZ6kz)

361 346
so, I think it's dangerous to define voldermort down.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at January 11, 2019 03:19 PM (7J5t2)


I can't believe they made a movie about Gandalf's child army lead by teenage Neo against Mr Clean.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 11, 2019 03:21 PM (ymnmz)

362 So if RBG is really out of it, how long do you think the Dems can keep that a secret? Doesn't she have to have some communication with SCOTUS even from home?

Posted by: Cheri at January 11, 2019 03:21 PM (G+Wff)

363 Posted by: literally serious

Too much information

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 11, 2019 03:21 PM (AllCR)

364 Agreed. Now, GET OUT! *swarm of flies appear and the stench of excrement is overpowering*

*fast forwards to the scene with Dianne Franklin and her "brother"*

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 03:21 PM (39g3+)

365 We never EVER set out to Americanize the Middle East.

The Democrat Party, however, set out to force them into their phony template of sympathetic victims, which is how they are portrayed and given preference to come to this country as "refugees" or asylum seekers.

Bush and company fell into the trap of talking democracy in Iraq. That was a trap set for him by the Democrats. Democracy doesn't work in a "tribal and elder" society. Holding up a purple finger will only result in losing that finger to the tribal elders.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 11, 2019 03:21 PM (H7LIz)

366 One night with a cute ladyboy and you get judged forever.
Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 11, 2019 03:20 PM (MkcN1)

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

"Sheesh, you suck just ONE dick.......".

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 11, 2019 03:22 PM (ffYR/)

367 I don't trust, and never will, all those with the lofty talk and high-minded notions of "saving our country".

====

what's odd is they fantasize about how the current GOP nominee will destroy america. But they're unable to appreciate any damage to america. Especially, damage done by dnc presidents. All their criticism exists in a vacuum.

Trump said doody and insulted our allies but obama gave the middle east to ISIS and let Europe be invaded by rapefugees all while racking up more debt and illegals than ever before.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at January 11, 2019 03:22 PM (7J5t2)

368 This is the strangest thread i've seen in quite a while.

Posted by: doomed at January 11, 2019 03:22 PM (SVqAn)

369 Each troll needs their own mocking shame music.


#twoweeks

Posted by: mikeyG at January 11, 2019 03:22 PM (LL1Be)

370 362 So if RBG is really out of it, how long do you think the Dems can keep that a secret? Doesn't she have to have some communication with SCOTUS even from home?
Posted by: Cheri at January 11, 2019 03:21 PM (G+Wff)

Seances. The Witch of Endor is on the DNC staff.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 11, 2019 03:22 PM (MkcN1)

371 I have ordered a pu pu platter. But my friends and I was sloshed out of our minds and it was the late '80s.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 11, 2019 03:14 PM (RD7QR)

...my friends and I WERE...

Haven't even started drinking yet. Long week.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 11, 2019 03:22 PM (RD7QR)

372 Just what the hell kind of comment section is this?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 11, 2019 03:22 PM (1ISKN)

373
The one time I had proper Peking Duck, it was from my landlord, who owned the best Chinese restaurant in Santa Barbara. He'd have his tenants over on rent day, and buy us dinner. Fantastic food.

Of course, a couple of years after I moved out of that house, he got busted for human trafficking by the Feds. Everyone who worked in the restaurant was illegal, and he was seriously connected with the Tongs overseas. His dragon-lady wife skipped out back to China and totally left him holding the bag. I think he got like 10-15 years in Fed PMITA prison.

Still, Peking Duck is teh awesome.

Posted by: Frau Gruppencankles at January 11, 2019 03:22 PM (veoSD)

374 AIDS will do that.
Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2019 03:20 PM (uKdee)


Yeah. Lesson to be learned there is, when you're down on your luck, don't fly to Italy to do gay porn.

Posted by: Sponge at January 11, 2019 03:22 PM (F4u7C)

375 360
" That kind of thing is fascinating to me, and some day if I can I want to publish a low magic/bronze age fantasy setting.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 03:18 PM (39g3+) "

It's
always tough to get a baseline for "low magic" because D and D is the
standard for a lot of people, and very few published works of fantasy
have magic being as much of a slut as it is in D and D. Come one, come
all! You get spells, you get spells, everyone gets a spell!

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 11, 2019 03:21 PM (oZ6kz)


Engorgium peniosa!

Posted by: Hormoainie Grainger at January 11, 2019 03:22 PM (ymnmz)

376
yeah. I think it was Pat Metheny with David Bowie, or maybe "and." It was the song used to advertise the Falcon and the Snowman.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2019 03:19 PM


And is correct. A decent movie. The bad guys lose.

My favorite genre of movie, despite Sean Penn.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 11, 2019 03:22 PM (jYje5)

377 yup .. this gets to the root of the problem ... Hillary was all lined up for pay to play favors ... from BigSaudi oil, from BigChina tech (theft), from Russia tech theft and uranium monopoly dreams ... Open for Business, America for Sale.


Kashoggi doggie deep Saudi doodoo was just one player, Russia and China mobs are flooding DC/NY and the coasts as well ... so yes, these globalists must stop Trump, (which means stopping America from ever regaining its individual liberty).

Posted by: illiniwek at January 11, 2019 03:23 PM (Cus5s)

378
Ack. Off me, slab-of-beef sock.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 11, 2019 03:23 PM (veoSD)

379 Oregon wildlife officials have started killing sea lions that threaten a fragile run of winter steelhead in the Willamette River.

Posted by: Neo at January 11, 2019 03:23 PM (Zxs9d)

380 It's always tough to get a baseline for "low magic" because D and D is the standard for a lot of people, and very few published works of fantasy have magic being as much of a slut as it is in D and D.

Yeah I like that kind of game fine, but variety is also good. More Conan than D&D

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 03:23 PM (39g3+)

381 I went to a place in Madrid called El Sur or something for what was supposedly the best tapas in Spain. Gross. And that from a guy who can eat about anything. We ended up going to El Pedrusco for steaks because I was still starving. That was delicious
Posted by: Marcus T at January 11, 2019 03:17 PM (VpIIl)


Back in 2011 I was on leave from Afghanistan and went to Spain to visit a friend. We went out for dinner at a restaurant that she worked at, a Tapas place that was big with all the locals. Good food. The manager came over and started speaking to her, and she explained (I assume) that I was her friend visiting from out of town. He tells us to follow him, leads us into the back, opens a door to the wine room, and says, "Pick a bottle". We grabbed a bottle of red and sat out on the beach at midnight drinking wine and eating chocolate.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 11, 2019 03:23 PM (wCmLp)

382 Bush and company fell into the trap of talking democracy in Iraq. That was a trap set for him by the Democrats. Democracy doesn't work in a "tribal and elder" society. Holding up a purple finger will only result in losing that finger to the tribal elders.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 11, 2019 03:21 PM (H7LIz)

As soon as their Constitution acknowledged Sharia Law, I knew we had wasted our time.

Posted by: Don Q at January 11, 2019 03:23 PM (NgKpN)

383 I'm usually repelled by homos but I always found Thai Lady Boys amusing. They really take being gay seriously. They're so happy.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2019 03:23 PM (2LelM)

384 >>. His dragon-lady wife skipped out back to China and totally left him holding the bag. I think he got like 10-15 years in Fed PMITA prison.


He should have fucked her on their first date.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2019 03:23 PM (/hNtH)

385 We won't know if RBG is mort until we see her broomstick.

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2019 03:23 PM (/rm4P)

386 voldemort took on the flagships of the Ministry of Magic, going toe to toe with gandalf and harry. He or one of his killed Mad Eye Moody, which I don't need to tell you was kind of a big get.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at January 11, 2019 03:23 PM (7J5t2)

387 334 This is not America ...

______


I think that's an old David Bowie song.

Posted by: ShainS at January 11, 2019 03:17 PM (nG1rJ)

______


Ah, after finding the video I recall now that it was a duet with Pat Metheny and used in the movie "Falcon and the Snowman."


Posted by: ShainS at January 11, 2019 03:24 PM (nG1rJ)

388 370
362 So if RBG is really out of it, how long do you think the Dems can
keep that a secret? Doesn't she have to have some communication with
SCOTUS even from home?

Posted by: Cheri at January 11, 2019 03:21 PM (G+Wff)



Seances. The Witch of Endor is on the DNC staff.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 11, 2019 03:22 PM (MkcN1)


I left a ouji board in Kag's office

Posted by: Notorious RBG at January 11, 2019 03:24 PM (ymnmz)

389 Sex on a first date is not a relationship, it's a friggin' home run.

Posted by: wth at January 11, 2019 03:24 PM (v0R5T)

390
Find the name and price of a government official who could make that "extraordinary ability" visa happen?



Posted by: Lizzy at January 11, 2019 02:45 PM (W+vEI
===

And when was it last renewed? Whose DOS? Pompeo's? Tillerson's? Kerry's?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 11, 2019 03:24 PM (mB6rH)

391 Bangkok. What can I say?



David Carradine

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at January 11, 2019 03:24 PM (xsQZk)

392 Notable exception for Ed Greenwood's Realms shit where the local fish monger is probably an epic level wizard because everyone else fucking is.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 11, 2019 03:24 PM (oZ6kz)

393 This is the strangest thread i've seen in quite a while.

Posted by: doomed at January 11, 2019 03:22 PM (SVqAn)


Didn't mama tell you not to come?

Posted by: Tres Volfdoggie Nacht at January 11, 2019 03:24 PM (QLvwG)

394 380?? Time for Brave Sir Robin's great big Vibram stomp of death! Thread KILLAH is here!!

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 11, 2019 03:24 PM (ty7RM)

395 see...D&D magic has defined spells and levels and spell points. Bosses can have special powers.

HP had wands and shit that did stuff depending on the plot. They introduce the unforgiveable curses and say they're all powerful but in the same page say that you kids are too weak to use them on me.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at January 11, 2019 03:25 PM (7J5t2)

396 One thing I do know is Barky used the cover of our involvement in the middle east to Arabianize /Islamize America as much as possible by immigrating all those ME "refugees"
It was only a few years ago a rarity to see a hijab in the US, even in a major city; now they're a "significant minority."

Posted by: xnycpeasant at January 11, 2019 03:25 PM (koNhm)

397 Democracy doesn't work in a "tribal and elder" society. Holding up a purple finger will only result in losing that finger to the tribal elders.

Well it can (I mean all of Europe used to be that model) but it takes a couple of things:
1) A major change in culture or shocking, total defeat that crushes all pride and cultural anchors
2) Generations of oversight and work.

We didn't have the first, and weren't willing to do the second.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 03:25 PM (39g3+)

398 This is the strangest thread i've seen in quite a while.
Posted by: doomed at January 11, 2019 03:22 PM

Don't hang out onthe ONT much I guess

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2019 03:25 PM (/rm4P)

399 Well, more fodder for my routine observation that THE single biggest problem in this country is THE MEDIA.

They must be all-out destroyed. I have no idea how, but it is the only way forward.

You can at least pass laws against corruption that should or could, if constructed properly, restrain our elected officials from benefiting from foreign and "intelligence" operation influence (I.E. the likes of Fusion GPS).

But I see no way to deal with the media benefiting themselves, especially when any legislation would immediately be greeted with free press constitutional concerns.

The only way forward for this nation is for there to be no-doubt, grass roots journalism that does not take its marching order from Democrats or the rich like Ailes, Soros, Steyer, Bezos, etc.

At some point we have so sever the tie between money and influence. Money buys THINGS and that's it. It doesn't buy people and it doesn't buy influence. That's the only way this continues to work.

Posted by: deadrody at January 11, 2019 03:25 PM (4nL9V)

400 380 It's always tough to get a baseline for "low magic" because D and D is the standard for a lot of people, and very few published works of fantasy have magic being as much of a slut as it is in D and D.

Yeah I like that kind of game fine, but variety is also good. More Conan than D&D
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 03:23 PM (39g3+)

Key is no instant spell casting... use an initiative system where you start a spell, and it takes time to cast.

And if you are hit while casting? good chance to fumble... with random results.

Posted by: Don Q at January 11, 2019 03:26 PM (NgKpN)

401 8

Verna Bloom ever show her boobies?


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 02:32 PM (utLqf)


Impressive. 8 posts in and it goes right to boobies. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 11, 2019 03:26 PM (9Om/r)

402 THE single biggest problem in this country is THE MEDIA.


*holds up lighter in memory of DLamp*

Posted by: mikeyG at January 11, 2019 03:26 PM (LL1Be)

403 Actually, in HP's magic world, there are so many types of magic and creatures and the ability to enchant items...that I suppose you would need a whole ministry of magic just to keep things straight. You don't want the unicorns or the goblins taking over. Plus, the dragons.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at January 11, 2019 03:27 PM (7J5t2)

404 >>>time turner plot device one book, never to be seen again.Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at January 11, 2019 03:10 PM (7J5t2)

It surround the entire plot of Cursed Child, the HP play currently on Broadway. And the script is terrible. It is basically one giant piece of horribly written and plotted fanfiction. Everyone talks about how cool the staging is, no one talks about the actual play.

And two parts? You cannot tightly cut this all onto one really well done play? But editing was the bane of HP books 4-7 too.

Posted by: LizLem at January 11, 2019 03:27 PM (hvf9s)

405 I's like to keep sleeping with you before we rush into dating.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 11, 2019 03:27 PM (QLvwG)

406 Classic Firearms has M57 surplus pistols back in stock.

And J&G sales still has Star BM pistols for around $200.

And that doesn't even begin to approach all the $400 and under new pistols around now.

I almost wish I was starting my gun collection from scratch.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 03:27 PM (bcbK8)

407 Didn't mama tell you not to come?
Posted by: Tres Volfdoggie Nacht at January 11, 2019 03:24 PM (QLvwG)

On a number of occasions.

Posted by: Norman Bates at January 11, 2019 03:27 PM (NWiLs)

408 Democracy doesn't work in a "tribal and elder" society. Holding up a purple finger will only result in losing that finger to the tribal elders.

===

democracy doesn't work in an open borders world.

so, it doesn't work.

Posted by: billionaires! At the bottom of it all! at January 11, 2019 03:27 PM (7J5t2)

409
"This is not America'' is the greatest line from the movie. A clueless Sean Penn is under arrest by the Ruskies and demanding a lawyer.

You can imagine their response. Unless you're ramando.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 11, 2019 03:28 PM (jYje5)

410
Are you ready for Bezos' dick pics?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6581509


Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 11, 2019 03:28 PM (f1Vqw)

411 Key is no instant spell casting... use an initiative system where you start a spell, and it takes time to cast.

I'm thinking no combat magic whatsoever. And "magic" is mostly superstition and hedging against bad luck and anger of spirits. Lots of low end curses like "your pottery will all crack and crumble!" Stuff like carrying charms on you to protect against various major enemies, that have very minor effects (-1 to hit you).

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 03:28 PM (39g3+)

412 Ginsburg to miss second week and recovery on track..hmm..

Posted by: IC at January 11, 2019 03:28 PM (a0IVu)

413
Notable exception for Ed Greenwood's Realms shit where the local fish
monger is probably an epic level wizard because everyone else fucking
is.


Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 11, 2019 03:24 PM (oZ6kz)

========================
I think it was the famous philosopher "Flash" Parr who said "If everyone is a wizard, then no one is". Or words to that effect.

Posted by: mrp at January 11, 2019 03:28 PM (Pqytn)

414 "Key is no instant spell casting... use an initiative system where you start a spell, and it takes time to cast.

And if you are hit while casting? good chance to fumble... with random results.

Posted by: Don Q at January 11, 2019 03:26 PM (NgKpN) "

To my knowledge that's a bit like how 1st Edition AD+D was. I'm used to 3.0 and later where eventually Wizards stop even needing other party members because they're so overpowered. Whereas in early editions Wizards are squishy and need constant protection from the big dumb fighter or else they'll get hit, lose their spell that's being cast, and quickly die.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 11, 2019 03:28 PM (oZ6kz)

415 OT:

This weirdo horror(?) movie looks like fun:

Sort of a L.A. Art world meets "The King in Yellow" vibe.

"Velvet Buzzsaw"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=157&v=XdAR-lK43YU

Posted by: naturalfake at January 11, 2019 03:29 PM (9X624)

416 >>Are you ready for Bezos' dick pics?


I think that's a standard benefit of PRIME Membership.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2019 03:29 PM (/hNtH)

417 I'm glad she was punctual. That's important to me.
Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 11, 2019 03:11 PM (MkcN1)

Great response to literally serious, whom I assume is the guy who never likes anyone to talk about that he changes his nic

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 11, 2019 03:29 PM (AllCR)

418 Isn't a lich too late for stitches by definition?

Posted by: DaveA at January 11, 2019 03:29 PM (FhXTo)

419 yeah, you need a tank and a healer.

Or, as I preferred to play Ultima, a ranger who could do it all.

Posted by: Wizards! At the bottom of it all! at January 11, 2019 03:29 PM (7J5t2)

420 389 Sex on a first date is not a relationship, it's a friggin' home run.
Posted by: wth at January 11, 2019 03:24 PM (v0R5T)

Why say I love you when actions speak louder than words.

Posted by: literally serious at January 11, 2019 03:29 PM (mAZub)

421 NBC New York
@NBCNewYork
Police say a New Jersey man fought off an unwanted house visitor by using the suspect's own gun, ultimately killing him

-
Damn unwanted house visitors!

I wonder why NBC bent over so far to avoid reporting the obvious. Could it be illegal alien?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 11, 2019 03:30 PM (+y/Ru)

422 "Are you ready for Bezos' dick pics?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6581509


Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 11, 2019 03:28 PM (f1Vqw) "

Oh....oh no.....

*tries to scream but no sounds leave my mouth*


Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 11, 2019 03:30 PM (oZ6kz)

423 And two parts? You cannot tightly cut this all onto one really well done play? But editing was the bane of HP books 4-7 too.

Yeah well that's a serious danger with the "sudden success" author. If you have not written very much and then get big success, you tend to think you know more and better than you really do.

And the swelling series syndrome: every book is bigger and thicker than the last one. The first Harry Potter was a good size. The last was bloated and ridiculous. They almost all do that.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 03:30 PM (39g3+)

424 IC - I am thinking we will not see RBG in court the rest of the year yet will be reading her decisions in June

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2019 03:30 PM (/rm4P)

425 >>I think that's a standard benefit of PRIME Membership.

Along with surprise anal.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 11, 2019 03:30 PM (/tuJf)

426 414 "Key is no instant spell casting... use an initiative system where you start a spell, and it takes time to cast.

And if you are hit while casting? good chance to fumble... with random results.

Posted by: Don Q at January 11, 2019 03:26 PM (NgKpN) "

To my knowledge that's a bit like how 1st Edition AD+D was. I'm used to 3.0 and later where eventually Wizards stop even needing other party members because they're so overpowered. Whereas in early editions Wizards are squishy and need constant protection from the big dumb fighter or else they'll get hit, lose their spell that's being cast, and quickly die.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 11, 2019 03:28 PM (oZ6kz)

What can I say, I started back when it was Chain Mail... LOL

Posted by: Don Q at January 11, 2019 03:30 PM (NgKpN)

427 Posted by: deadrody at January 11, 2019 03:25 PM (4nL9V)

Antitrust act. Declare the media an oligopoly, as 6 companies own over 90% of US media and act in collusion to push the same narratives.

Break them up into a dozen or more companies apiece, and make them compete.

Posted by: Cato by Phone at January 11, 2019 03:30 PM (J+mig)

428 Are you ready for Bezos' dick pics?

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2019 03:29 PM (/hNtH)

Nope; The NY Post has had two or three days of front page stories about him. Won't buy it; Yuck.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 11, 2019 03:30 PM (AllCR)

429 Ginsburg to miss second week and recovery on track..hmm..

Posted by: IC at January 11, 2019 03:28 PM (a0IVu)

After this weekend's backpacking / kayaking trip, I'll be ready to go to Costa Rica next weekend for some Xtreme Ziplining. WOOT!

Posted by: Notorious RBG at January 11, 2019 03:31 PM (QLvwG)

430 NBC New York

@NBCNewYork

Police say a New Jersey man fought off an unwanted house visitor by using the suspect's own gun, ultimately killing him



-

Damn unwanted house visitors!



I wonder why NBC bent over so far to avoid reporting the obvious. Could it be illegal alien?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 11, 2019 03:30 PM (+y/Ru)

=================
Nope. Landshark. A listed endangered species.

Posted by: mrp at January 11, 2019 03:31 PM (Pqytn)

431 ""Velvet Buzzsaw"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=157v=XdAR-lK43YU

Posted by: naturalfake at January 11, 2019 03:29 PM (9X624) "

IIRC it's the guy that did Nightcrawler, which was very solid.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 11, 2019 03:31 PM (oZ6kz)

432 Oh, and in Cursed Child, we do get to see a timeline briefly where Voldemort won and evil reigns. It will surprise no one that the SJW HP fans assume that is what the US will look like after 8 years of Trump.

If only!

Posted by: LizLem at January 11, 2019 03:31 PM (hvf9s)

433 Key is no instant spell casting... use an initiative system where you start a spell, and it takes time to cast.

And if you are hit while casting? good chance to fumble... with random results.
Posted by: Don Q at January 11, 2019 03:26 PM (NgKpN)


I would love to see a fantasy video game (maybe something akin to the original Diablo) where all actions, running, fighting, casting magic, use up endurance. When you're exhausted the chance of a spell backfiring goes up, as well as the time needed to cast the spell. More complex spells take a long time. etc.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 11, 2019 03:31 PM (wCmLp)

434 Is it just me or does Bezos have a Dr. Evil vibe going on?

Posted by: Insomniac at January 11, 2019 03:31 PM (NWiLs)

435 Whatever, Fen.


We all know you collect dickpics like Ace collects Hobo Skins.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2019 03:31 PM (/hNtH)

436 Ginsburg to miss second week and recovery on track..hmm..

Sled pulls on the track, nitwit. With a parachute so I don't burn the skids off.

Posted by: Ginsbury, R.B.G. at January 11, 2019 03:32 PM (syU/E)

437
Bezos is apparently channeling Putin and sending shirtless selfies along with the dick pics.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 11, 2019 03:32 PM (f1Vqw)

438 And the swelling series syndrome: every book is bigger and thicker than the last one. The first Harry Potter was a good size. The last was bloated and ridiculous. They almost all do that.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


true. But I read all the books to my boys when they were little. And I enjoyed every moment.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 11, 2019 03:32 PM (d7Ww2)

439 We need proof of life RGB videos stat.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 11, 2019 03:32 PM (0OmEj)

440 IIRC it's the guy that did Nightcrawler, which was very solid.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 11, 2019 03:31 PM (oZ6kz)

Kurt Wagner?

Posted by: Insomniac at January 11, 2019 03:32 PM (NWiLs)

441 We interrupt our regularly schedule program to bring you this breaking news:




SNOWPOCALYPSE!!!




We now return to your regularly scheduled program.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2019 03:32 PM (cY3LT)

442 Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2019 03:31 PM (/hNtH)

Yes, Just like that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 11, 2019 03:33 PM (AllCR)

443 *tries to scream but no sounds leave my mouth*




Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 11, 2019 03:30 PM (oZ6kz)


I have no mouth, yet I must scream!

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 11, 2019 03:33 PM (QLvwG)

444 After this weekend's backpacking / kayaking trip,
I'll be ready to go to Costa Rica next weekend for some Xtreme
Ziplining. WOOT!


Posted by: Notorious RBG at January 11, 2019 03:31 PM (QLvwG)

You should see the striation in my forearms after scaling El Capitain last week end.........Twice! The second time was feet first!

Posted by: Notorious RBG at January 11, 2019 03:33 PM (ymnmz)

445 I'm thinking no combat magic whatsoever. And "magic" is mostly superstition and hedging against bad luck and anger of spirits. Lots of low end curses like "your pottery will all crack and crumble!" Stuff like carrying charms on you to protect against various major enemies, that have very minor effects (-1 to hit you).
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 03:28 PM (39g3+)



I thought that the magic in Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell was pretty good.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 11, 2019 03:33 PM (wCmLp)

446 Changing nics.....who DOES that??

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 03:33 PM (bcbK8)

447 Are you ready for Bezos' dick pics?

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2019 03:29 PM (/hNtH)



If you don't want to see them,

Alexa will discuss and describe them ad nauseam should you ask her.






#SpyDeviceMeToo

Posted by: naturalfake at January 11, 2019 03:33 PM (9X624)

448 Is it just me or does Bezos have a Dr. Evil vibe going on?
Posted by: Insomniac at January 11, 2019 03:31 PM (NWiLs)


It's not just you. I've been joking for a while that he has a volcano lair somewhere.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 11, 2019 03:34 PM (wCmLp)

449
Isn't Lee Smith the guy who was Matt Houston?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 03:34 PM (OLaIa)

450 Are you ready for Bezos' dick pics?



https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6581509

NSFW ! N S F W !!

nipple nipple nipple
NIPPLE!
NIPPLE off the starboard BOW!

Posted by: mikeyG at January 11, 2019 03:34 PM (LL1Be)

451
>>Are you ready for Bezos' dick pics?


I think that's a standard benefit of PRIME Membership.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2019 03:29 PM


Oh great. I'll get it three days late and they'll throw it on the ground next to my mailbox.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 11, 2019 03:34 PM (jYje5)

452 448 Is it just me or does Bezos have a Dr. Evil vibe going on?
Posted by: Insomniac at January 11, 2019 03:31 PM (NWiLs)

It's not just you. I've been joking for a while that he has a volcano lair somewhere.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 11, 2019 03:34 PM (wCmLp)
-------

Probably owns a couple of sharks with frickin laser beams.

Posted by: WisRich at January 11, 2019 03:35 PM (G0vdT)

453 Why say I love you when actions speak louder than words.

Posted by: literally serious at January 11, 2019 03:29 PM (mAZub)
.........

If you're having sex on the first date it comes out "Bli blub you" anyway.

Posted by: wth at January 11, 2019 03:35 PM (v0R5T)

454 Oh, and in Cursed Child, we do get to see a timeline briefly where Voldemort won and evil reigns. It will surprise no one that the SJW HP fans assume that is what the US will look like after 8 years of Trump.

If only!
Posted by: LizLem at January 11, 2019 03:31 PM (hvf9s)


Cursed Child alternate title: Black Hermione.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2019 03:35 PM (cY3LT)

455 439
We need proof of life RGB videos stat.



Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 11, 2019 03:32 PM (0OmEj)


I bet if RBG was laying in bed with a sheet up to her chin , would wouldn't be able to tell if she was under it or if they just preserved her head.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 11, 2019 03:35 PM (ymnmz)

456 But I read all the books to my boys when they were little. And I enjoyed every moment.

I did too, but she needed, or wasn't listening to, her editors by the last book at the very least. half of a book spent in a tent in the forest listening to the news on a scratchy radio was... not gripping.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 03:35 PM (39g3+)

457 "I have no mouth, yet I must scream!

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 11, 2019 03:33 PM (QLvwG) "

I often identify with AM.

"Hate. Let me tell you how much I've come to HATE you since I began to live. There are 387.44 million miles of printed circuits in wafer-thin layers that fill my complex. If the word 'hate' was engraved on each nanoangstrom of those hundreds of miles, it would not equal one one-billionth of the hate I feel for humans at this micro-instant. For you. Hate. HATE."

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 11, 2019 03:35 PM (oZ6kz)

458 >>> Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 03:30 PM (39g3+)

Exactly!

Nurse Ratched, glad reading the books to your kids created a good bonding experience with them! So important. Hopefully they were a gateway drug for your kids to other good books.

Posted by: LizLem at January 11, 2019 03:35 PM (hvf9s)

459 Break them up into a dozen or more companies apiece, and make them compete.

One media company, founded and overseen by Editor-In-Chief DJT is the antitrust measure that would work.

Gawd, he would be fun. And he'd make a ton of money.

Posted by: t-bird at January 11, 2019 03:35 PM (syU/E)

460 I thought that the magic in Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell was pretty good.

===

sad there's only one book.

Posted by: Wizards! At the bottom of it all! at January 11, 2019 03:35 PM (7J5t2)

461 there *is* a Game of Thrones RPG. that is low magic. actually there may be two.

and then there is stuff like Dark Sun where you can do magic, but it will cost you. maybe Midnight as well.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2019 03:36 PM (uKdee)

462 what did I just miss?
PDT just said something and I missed all but the last minute of it.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 11, 2019 03:36 PM (8iiMU)

463 Cursed Child alternate title: Black Hermione.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2019 03:35 PM (cY3LT)

It's "wingardium levi-OH-sa," motherfucker! Can't yo bitch ass get anything right?

Posted by: Black Hermione at January 11, 2019 03:36 PM (NWiLs)

464 454
Oh, and in Cursed Child, we do get to see a timeline briefly where
Voldemort won and evil reigns. It will surprise no one that the SJW HP
fans assume that is what the US will look like after 8 years of Trump.



If only!

Posted by: LizLem at January 11, 2019 03:31 PM (hvf9s)





Cursed Child alternate title: Black Hermione.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2019 03:35 PM (cY3LT)


OMG, the hero of the HP series literally created and army of children!
A child army!


How friggin obtuse are these peepo?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 11, 2019 03:36 PM (ymnmz)

465 Isn't Lee Smith the guy who was Matt Houston?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 03:34 PM (OLaIa)


Former closer. About to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Played at one time or another for pretty much everyone BUT Houston.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2019 03:37 PM (cY3LT)

466 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 03:33 PM (bcbK8

You always have the same first three names, do you not?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 11, 2019 03:37 PM (AllCR)

467 Nipple Warning/Sighting/Alert

Photo with caption "Sanchez and her husband attended the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscars party
(above where they posed with Best Actor winner Casey Affleck). "


NIPPLE!!

Posted by: mikeyG at January 11, 2019 03:37 PM (LL1Be)

468 I think the first 4 Harry Potter books are pretty good. The first suffers from some plagarispiration from Roal Dahl, but they're fine childrens books.

But after The Goblet of Fire, there's a big drop off in quality. And the series as a whole has baffling mistakes and omissions.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 03:37 PM (bcbK8)

469

WHY GO TO WORK AT SCROTUS WHEN I CAN GET PAID ANYWAY, AND SPEND MY TIME EXTERMINATING WHITE MIDDLE CLASS SCUM BY SURPRISE BUTTSEXX!

Posted by: Rocket Propelled Ginsberg in a Pike Chair, Beep Beep at January 11, 2019 03:37 PM (n2qRY)

470 Game of Thrones is NO magic "fantasy" with a few monsters thrown in so it feels more fantastic.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 03:37 PM (39g3+)

471 As soon as their Constitution acknowledged Sharia Law, I knew we had wasted our time.
Posted by: Don Q at January 11, 2019 03:23 PM (NgKpN)


I thought we were fucked as soon as he started talking Religion of Peace. And I'm not joking in the slightest.

9/11 was just their biggest strike - it was far from their only strike. Hi-Jacked Airplanes left and right, exploding airplanes, kidnappings, the occasional US Serviceman left for dead, Beirut, the Cole, more than one embassy, the West German disco, Kobar Towers, yada yada yada. Not one of these was by a European Lutheran.

And then that howdy doody mother-fucker starts talking Religion of Peace. You have got to be kidding me. And the Republicans around me swallowing that shit as fast as they could ... because by God "W" said so.

We should have been talking deportations. Closed borders. Voided visas. And a cold, hard look at Islam in America. But no ... we passed the Patriot Act and started tracking everybody's credit card purchases instead. And still ... I found myself surrounded by nodding idiots solemnly stating "9/11". It got to where "9/11" could be used to justify anything from a two-fisted rectal cavity search to three guys in suits tapping your old lady ... all in the interests of national security. While everybody else watched approvingly and chanted "9/11".

I'll give Bin Laden credit ... if he really knew that what he planned would cause America to hold a metaphoric gun while an organ grinder let a monkey turn the crank attached to the trigger ... then that guy was a criminal genius on a scale that would make Lex Luthor jealous.

Posted by: JayDub Walker at January 11, 2019 03:37 PM (VfO1M)

472 461 there *is* a Game of Thrones RPG. that is low magic. actually there may be two.

Your interaction choices are limited to "kill" and "rape."

Posted by: Insomniac at January 11, 2019 03:37 PM (NWiLs)

473 It fascinates me how the left is so smug in their belief that they are smarter than the rest of us, yet they swallow hook, line, and sinker the most fetid garbage propaganda, things like "Khashoggi is a journalist."

Always.

Every time.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at January 11, 2019 03:38 PM (9Ni3Z)

474 Okay...

AREOLA !!!

Posted by: mikeyG at January 11, 2019 03:38 PM (LL1Be)

475 OT Kevin Hart movie: This clip looks great.

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

Posted by: m at January 11, 2019 03:38 PM (Q7mSB)

476 Hopefully they were a gateway drug for your kids to other good books.
Posted by: LizLem


yes! they are both voracious readers.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 11, 2019 03:38 PM (d7Ww2)

477 Dark Sun is great. It's Mad Max but with psychic bug-people.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 11, 2019 03:39 PM (oZ6kz)

478 I did too, but she needed, or wasn't listening to, her editors by the last book at the very least. half of a book spent in a tent in the forest listening to the news on a scratchy radio was... not gripping.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 03:35 PM (39g3+)


Yeah, all these years later, I can vividly recall the story line of pretty much all the rest of the books. The last one... I know the school is overrun by bad guys, the gang in on the run, and.... eh, Harry confronts Voldy. That's about all I remember.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2019 03:39 PM (cY3LT)

479 Cursed Child alternate title: Black Hermione.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2019 03:35 PM (cY3LT)

I have no problem with the colorblind casting. Opera has done that for ages, because of the vocal demands they cannot be racially picky. UK productions typically do that now. It's fine by me as long as the actor/actress is good.

What I DID have a prob with is treating it like this casting was the awesomest thing ever done in the history of theatre, and if you gave it any sort of skepticism you were an eeevil racist.

Posted by: LizLem at January 11, 2019 03:40 PM (hvf9s)

480 I'll miss another two weeks of SCOTUS in March as I will be down in Houston for the Livestock Show and Rodeo. I'm entered in both the Barrel Racing and the Bronc Busting events, a double threat!

Posted by: Notorious RBG at January 11, 2019 03:40 PM (QLvwG)

481 470 Game of Thrones is NO magic "fantasy" with a few monsters thrown in so it feels more fantastic.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 03:37 PM (39g3+)

It starts out that way. When the dragons came back, magic started to become more prevalent. White walkers creating zombies, red priests doing shadow magic, wargs.

GOT isn't strictly no magic, but it's pretty low fantasy since the magic that does exist is not common and not easily accessible.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 11, 2019 03:41 PM (KUaJL)

482 One thing that was so annoying during the Iraq war was how the press kept relying on local "stringers" who were little more than opposition propagandists for everything. They got a hotel room, hung out there and at the local clubs, and hired people to write them stuff which was often ridiculously false and blatantly hostile anti-American cant.

Then they hired these people to work for them professionally? At home??? Its just bizarre to watch. Only huge bribes by Hezbollah and radical Saudis makes any sense of it all.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 03:41 PM (39g3+)

483
Great response to literally serious, whom I assume is the guy who never likes anyone to talk about that he changes his nic

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 11, 2019 03:29 PM


Oh, 'Pepe'. Everyone with an IQ north of 100 spots him by the third word off his keyboard.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 11, 2019 03:41 PM (jYje5)

484 477 Dark Sun is great. It's Mad Max but with psychic bug-people.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at January 11, 2019 03:39 PM (oZ6kz)

And Hawt art by Brom

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 03:41 PM (bcbK8)

485 Bezos' 67.1 billion dollar whore has the whole Joker face thing going.

If the Joker had worn a black cocktail dress and exposed a nipple.

Posted by: mikeyG at January 11, 2019 03:41 PM (LL1Be)

486 if you gave it any sort of skepticism you were an eeevil racist.

===

the truest essence of modern liberalism

Posted by: Wizards! At the bottom of it all! at January 11, 2019 03:41 PM (7J5t2)

487 >>> literally created and army of children!

So Dumbledore's army was the inspiration for Antifa? That...scarily makes sense.

Posted by: LizLem at January 11, 2019 03:42 PM (hvf9s)

488 472 461 there *is* a Game of Thrones RPG. that is low magic. actually there may be two.

Your interaction choices are limited to "kill" and "rape."
Posted by: Insomniac at January 11, 2019 03:37 PM (NWiLs)

Or 'get killed' or 'get raped'

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 03:42 PM (bcbK8)

489 Two related Drudge headlines: Ocasio-Cortez mocks aging Dems .. and ... Party elders try to rein in!

Posted by: mrp at January 11, 2019 03:42 PM (Pqytn)

490 Big-boobed Shep!-in-training Liz Claman is now bitching about how the TSA people are 'hurting', and that she was recently in Las Vegas.
Good grief.
The stories intending to pull at our heartstrings are surfacing.
The other reporter DID say he was on a plane, and saw a congresscritter in first class. LOL.

I'd rather Liz showed a bit more cleavage, rather than her opinions.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at January 11, 2019 03:43 PM (8iiMU)

491

Kashdoggie was called a "resident?"


I keep getting his mail for some reason.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 11, 2019 03:44 PM (HaL55)

492 Palpatine ruled the galaxy for 25 years. Sauron nearly conquered Middle Earth - twice. All Voldemort did was fail to take over a friggin school.

Posted by: josephistan at January 11, 2019 03:44 PM (7HtZB)

493
There shouldn't even be a TSA.

A pox on Bush.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 03:44 PM (OLaIa)

494 I have no problem with the colorblind casting. Opera has done that for ages, because of the vocal demands they cannot be racially picky. UK productions typically do that now. It's fine by me as long as the actor/actress is good.

What I DID have a prob with is treating it like this casting was the awesomest thing ever done in the history of theatre, and if you gave it any sort of skepticism you were an eeevil racist.
Posted by: LizLem at January 11, 2019 03:40 PM (hvf9s)

In principle, I don't either. But Rawlings straight up forgot what she actually wrote when she said "I never made any indication that Hermione was white." Yes you did. Several times she was referred to as 'pale' and similar.

If you want to say "yeah, it wouldn't be egregious to the spirit of the character if she were played by a black girl" that's fine. But don't lie and pretend that maybe you actually left it ambiguous what you had in mind when you wrote it. Because you didn't.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 11, 2019 03:44 PM (KUaJL)

495 Posted by: Newest Nic at January 11, 2019 03:41 PM (jYje5

Oh No!!!! You used his first name. His crazy ex-wife will now know he's here.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 11, 2019 03:44 PM (AllCR)

496 "AREOLA SUNRISE" should be the name of that photo of Bezos, Cat Lady, and Goofleck.


But, not really a nipple picture.


i demand my money back.











I think I'll write a story titled "Areola Sunrise".

Posted by: naturalfake at January 11, 2019 03:45 PM (9X624)

497 Cursed Child alternate title: Black Hermione.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2019 03:35 PM (cY3LT)

I have no problem with the colorblind casting. Opera has done that for ages, because of the vocal demands they cannot be racially picky. UK productions typically do that now. It's fine by me as long as the actor/actress is good.

What I DID have a prob with is treating it like this casting was the awesomest thing ever done in the history of theatre, and if you gave it any sort of skepticism you were an eeevil racist.
Posted by: LizLem at January 11, 2019 03:40 PM (hvf9s)


I know basically nothing about this play, other than Black Hermione.


It's like everything else, if you notice trends and themes in various "art" projects, the ones that all seem to be leaning in one direction, you're somehow being overly sensitive and rayciss and hobophobe and anti-wibbins and all the rest of that nonsense.

It's there, people, and your cultural "elites" want to rub your faces in it, because you're too stupid to think for yourself.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2019 03:45 PM (cY3LT)

498 There shouldn't even be a TSA.

A pox on Bush.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 03:44 PM (OLaIa)


Hear, hear!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 11, 2019 03:45 PM (U96rM)

499 466 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 03:33 PM (bcbK8

You always have the same first three names, do you not?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 11, 2019 03:37 PM (AllCR)

Jah, I use my real name pretty much everywhere but on porn sites.

Made that decision long ago. If I'm going to say something online, it should be something I'd be willing to say in person.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 03:45 PM (bcbK8)

500 491

Kashdoggie was called a "resident?"


I keep getting his mail for some reason.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 11, 2019 03:44 PM (HaL55)

You too? Credit card companies just LOVE that sumbitch for some reason.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 11, 2019 03:45 PM (NWiLs)

501 Big-boobed Shep!-in-training Liz Claman is now
bitching about how the TSA people are 'hurting', and that she was
recently in Las Vegas.
Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at January 11, 2019 03:43 PM (8iiMU)


Well Liz ... you're the one that's supposed to believe in capitalism, right ? Then how about all them poor TSA people go find a damn job somewhere else.

Maybe they can learn to code.

Posted by: JayDub Walker at January 11, 2019 03:45 PM (VfO1M)

502
Two related Drudge headlines: Ocasio-Cortez mocks aging Dems .. and ... Party elders try to rein in!

Posted by: mrp at January 11, 2019 03:42 PM


As Ted Cruz astutely noted, it's Bolsheviks vs. Mensheviks.

Popcorn worthy.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 11, 2019 03:47 PM (jYje5)

503 Jah, I use my real name pretty much everywhere but on porn sites.

Made that decision long ago. If I'm going to say something online, it should be something I'd be willing to say in person.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 03:45 PM (bcbK

I'm too respectable on the internet to use my real name. I'd never live it down.

Posted by: Someguy at January 11, 2019 03:47 PM (z5Vrg)

504 A Girl on time gave me anal on the 3rd date.

This is vague as to who did what to whom.

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 11, 2019 03:47 PM (88+cf)

505
Gamera is a friend to children.

But only Japanese children.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 03:47 PM (OLaIa)

506 Sauron actually did conquer middle earth a few times. but the Numenoreans sailed in and beat 'im, even when Sauron had the Ring. Numenor was that metal.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at January 11, 2019 03:48 PM (uKdee)

507 I see Toure was fired for sexual harassment, and he was in the R Kelly documentary saying what a monster he was.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at January 11, 2019 03:48 PM (dKiJG)

508 505
Gamera is a friend to children.

But only Japanese children.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 03:47 PM (OLaIa)

He's coming, he's coming, he's coming

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 03:48 PM (bcbK8)

509 Big-boobed Shep!-in-training Liz Claman is now
bitching about how the TSA people are 'hurting', and that she was
recently in Las Vegas.



Chuck and Nancy are so heartless.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 11, 2019 03:48 PM (m075u)

510 Two related Drudge headlines: Ocasio-Cortez mocks aging Dems .. and ... Party elders try to rein in!
Posted by: mrp at January 11, 2019 03:42 PM (Pqytn)

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This is why I am not worried about her having a big future. Her own party will keep a lid on her.

Posted by: Calm Mentor GFM at January 11, 2019 03:48 PM (ffYR/)

511 Ocasio-Cortez mocks aging Dems .. and ... Party elders try to rein in!


I'm not familiar with this saying by millennials, but tweeting "Who's dis?" sounds moronic as well as just rude to a retired Senator. She's a snarky entitled brat

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 11, 2019 03:48 PM (AllCR)

512 489
Two related Drudge headlines: Ocasio-Cortez mocks aging Dems .. and ... Party elders try to rein in!


Posted by: mrp at January 11, 2019 03:42 PM (Pqytn)


I rip her in two!

Posted by: Notorious RBG at January 11, 2019 03:48 PM (ymnmz)

513 Posted by: LizLem at January 11, 2019 03:40 PM (hvf9s)

In principle, I don't either. But Rawlings straight up forgot what she actually wrote when she said "I never made any indication that Hermione was white." Yes you did. Several times she was referred to as 'pale' and similar.

If you want to say "yeah, it wouldn't be egregious to the spirit of the character if she were played by a black girl" that's fine. But don't lie and pretend that maybe you actually left it ambiguous what you had in mind when you wrote it. Because you didn't.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 11, 2019 03:44 PM (KUaJL)


Same with insisting Dumbleydore was teh ghey all along.

I couldn't possibly care less who he bangs, OFF-SCREEN, but it wasn't in the books! Sorry, it just wasn't. If you wanted to put it in the books, you should have been "brave" enough to put it in when you had parents and kids lining up to buy them... but again, you didn't do that.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2019 03:49 PM (cY3LT)

514 But, not really a nipple picture.





i demand my money back.


An areola forms the foundation of the nipple. There can be no nipple without areola.
If you saw areola? You saw nipple.

Posted by: mikeyG at January 11, 2019 03:49 PM (LL1Be)

515
There shouldn't even be a TSA.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 03:44 PM


That would be *my* negotiating position -- no wall, no TSA.

TSA protects the 'elites'. 'Wall' protects the proles.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 11, 2019 03:49 PM (jYje5)

516 Your interaction choices are limited to "kill" and "rape."
Posted by: Insomniac at January 11, 2019 03:37 PM (NWiLs)

Can you do both? But which goes first?

Posted by: M K Ultra at January 11, 2019 03:49 PM (n2qRY)

517 see ocasio cortex' campaign was fined for not providing workmans comp. that shit must just be for little people or something.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 11, 2019 03:49 PM (KP5rU)

518 What American feels sorry for TSA workers? I can't even comprehend that. Making them take their shoes off and raise their arms for a couple weeks for a paycheck has got to be the best Trump gag yet.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2019 03:50 PM (2LelM)

519 *NOOD!*

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 11, 2019 03:50 PM (Ckg4U)

520
Doesn't Gamera get dizzy with all that spinning?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 03:50 PM (OLaIa)

521 Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 11, 2019 03:44 PM (KUaJL)

Once they tried to make Little Orphan Annie black you knew what was coming.

"Sure ... there was never anything in the story about the little redheaded girl that indicated she was white ..."

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 11, 2019 03:50 PM (U96rM)

522 513 Posted by: LizLem at January 11, 2019 03:40 PM (hvf9s)

In principle, I don't either. But Rawlings straight up forgot what she actually wrote when she said "I never made any indication that Hermione was white." Yes you did. Several times she was referred to as 'pale' and similar.

If you want to say "yeah, it wouldn't be egregious to the spirit of the character if she were played by a black girl" that's fine. But don't lie and pretend that maybe you actually left it ambiguous what you had in mind when you wrote it. Because you didn't.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 11, 2019 03:44 PM (KUaJL)


Same with insisting Dumbleydore was teh ghey all along.

I couldn't possibly care less who he bangs, OFF-SCREEN, but it wasn't in the books! Sorry, it just wasn't. If you wanted to put it in the books, you should have been "brave" enough to put it in when you had parents and kids lining up to buy them... but again, you didn't do that.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2019 03:49 PM (cY3LT)

Rowling has some serious white hate. I read her 'Casual Vacancy' when she was trying to change pen names. She really, honestly, seems to hate being white.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 03:50 PM (bcbK8)

523 PSA examination > TSA examination

Posted by: Hands at January 11, 2019 03:50 PM (786Ro)

524 Open Borders means Open Airports doesn't it?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 11, 2019 03:51 PM (2LelM)

525 I think they hate Trump because he might be the only man in DC not taking money from a foreign government.

Posted by: reality man at January 11, 2019 03:51 PM (//Byp)

526 In fact, it wasn't even "Who's dis" which is partially grammatically correct but "Who dis?" which sounds like something like from a Step and Fetchit movie. No wonder they're trying to rein her in.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 11, 2019 03:51 PM (AllCR)

527 In principle, I don't either. But Rawlings straight up forgot what she actually wrote when she said "I never made any indication that Hermione was white."

--

The Garfield creator tried that a year or so ago. "I never said Garfield was a male!" while making jokes over the last forty years specifically saying Garfield is a male.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and prayers for RBG at January 11, 2019 03:52 PM (LX21o)

528 "Who dis?" which sounds like something like from a Step and Fetchit movie. No wonder they're trying to rein her in.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 11, 2019 03:51 PM (AllCR)


In Boyz In The Hood the mother, I think, chews out her kid for answering the phone like that. And then the father answers it the same way.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 11, 2019 03:53 PM (U96rM)

529 "Areola Sunrise" is awesome.
The neck down shot is fappable , anyway.

Posted by: mikeyG at January 11, 2019 03:53 PM (LL1Be)

530 480
I'll miss another two weeks of SCOTUS in March as I will be down in
Houston for the Livestock Show and Rodeo. I'm entered in both the Barrel
Racing and the Bronc Busting events, a double threat!


Posted by: Notorious RBG at January 11, 2019 03:40 PM (QLvwG)


I'll be defending my title in the ox pull this year. I'll be pulling by myself against teams of two this year to make it fair.

Posted by: Notorious RBG at January 11, 2019 03:54 PM (ymnmz)

531 We need proof of life RGB videos stat.
-----
You know, when the Emperor Shihuangdi died while touring the provinces, his chief magistrates kept putting documents into his (closed) litter to maintain the illusion he was alive. On return to the capital, they then made sure that the "right" person succeded him.

Why do I mention this? No reason...

Posted by: Captain Obvious at January 11, 2019 03:54 PM (Hx3Yn)

532 'Wall' protects the proles.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 11, 2019 03:49 PM (jYje5)


The wall isn't for protection. It's for defense of our sovereignty. I don't care if the illegals were all the greatest people on Earth. They have no right to just walk into our country whenever they feel like it.

I don't like the protection argument. It misses the point.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 11, 2019 03:54 PM (U96rM)

533 to be honest, if you're a Middle Eastern or Latin America or Chinese despot, it's a lot cheaper to buy one American reporter than a battalion of flammable ex-Soviet tanks... and more cost effective.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at January 11, 2019 03:55 PM (NDlpU)

534 Oh my:

"Good job yesterday, I appreciate it" Trump tells Jim Acosta in the Oval Office.

Source: https://twitter.com/charliespiering/status/1083825252348686338

Posted by: alexthechick - Superelite Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 11, 2019 03:56 PM (GbPPJ)

535
Same with insisting Dumbleydore was teh ghey all along.



I couldn't possibly care less who he bangs, OFF-SCREEN, but it
wasn't in the books! Sorry, it just wasn't. If you wanted to put it in
the books, you should have been "brave" enough to put it in when you had
parents and kids lining up to buy them... but again, you didn't do
that.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2019 03:49 PM (cY3LT)



Rowling has some serious white hate. I read her 'Casual Vacancy'
when she was trying to change pen names. She really, honestly, seems to
hate being white.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 03:50 PM (bcbK


Spent her time on the dole writing books instead of looking for real work. Got lucky with HP and made a fortune.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 11, 2019 03:57 PM (ymnmz)

536 28 and Secretary Andropov is recovering from the flu...

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at January 11, 2019 03:57 PM (NDlpU)

537 >>422 "Are you ready for Bezos' dick pics?
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 11, 2019 03:28 PM (f1Vqw) "
Oh....oh no.....*tries to scream but no sounds leave my mouth*

For kicks I looked up Lauren Sanchez on Jeff's site and got this:
The Millionaire and the Maid, Aug 22, 2012
by Lauren Sanchez

Posted by: bananadream at January 11, 2019 03:58 PM (YR7aL)

538 The same people who protest the Wall defend President Roosevelt turning back the Jewish refugee ship...

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at January 11, 2019 03:59 PM (NDlpU)

539 I was 605 on the morning thread. Looks like I am getting closer to winning.

Posted by: An English Gentleman at January 11, 2019 04:01 PM (Av7TK)

540
Gamera is a friend to children.

But only Japanese children.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at January 11, 2019 03:47 PM (OLaIa)

He's coming, he's coming, he's coming

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy axe handles at January 11, 2019 03:48 PM (bcbK







Didn't he kill a sensei in a duel? I never heard if he'd said why.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 11, 2019 04:02 PM (veoSD)

541
Spent her time on the dole writing books instead of looking for real work. Got lucky with HP and made a fortune.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 11, 2019 03:57 PM (ymnmz)







If memory serves, she got a literary grant from the Limey government for her first book, IN ADDITION to her dole check.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 11, 2019 04:04 PM (veoSD)

542 Avoid Missouri, MODOT is on the job.

Posted by: klaftern at January 11, 2019 04:05 PM (RuIsu)

543 In principle, I don't either. But Rawlings straight up forgot what she actually wrote when she said "I never made any indication that Hermione was white." Yes you did. Several times she was referred to as 'pale' and similar.

Well that, and when a character isn't white, she notes that in the books as well (Padme, for instance). Which makes sense. If I wrote a book set in Sudan, I'd note who was not black, and assume the rest.

Rowling has some serious white hate. I read her 'Casual Vacancy' when she was trying to change pen names. She really, honestly, seems to hate being white.

I think she was fine with it, and even leaned conservative (check out how tyrants and reporters are portrayed in her books) but riches, contact with hollywood, etc has warped her.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 11, 2019 04:21 PM (39g3+)

544 This reads like the intrigues of the venetians and the genoese at the court of Sulieman!

Posted by: BadThinker at January 12, 2019 12:29 PM (cjJLs)

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