Monday Overnight Open Thread (2/11/19)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

Is she a blood and soil nation, a separate people, with their own unique history, heroes, holidays, language, literature, myths and music? Or is America a propositional nation, united solely by its values, whose mission it is to transmit these values to mankind?

The question raised this weekend, however, is even more divisive.

Is America a good country, or has she, like Virginia, such a past of sins and crimes as to make her eternally ashamed and for which she should make eternal amends? Does America owe the world? Patrick J. Buchanan


Quote II

So, should white boys still be allowed to share their “opinions”? Should we be forced to listen? In honor of Black History Month, I’m gonna go with a hell no. Go find someone whose perspective has been buried or ignored and listen to them, raise up their voice. To all the Chrises, Ryans, Olivers, and Seans out there, I encourage you to critically examine where your viewpoints come from, read a text that challenges you without looking for reasons to dismiss it, and maybe try listening from now on Leda Fisher


Quote III

"Trump got elected, and there's two sides of this world now. You have to be completely outraged that he's president and been going nuts on him, or there's my side, which is I get the fuck on with my life and we'll see what happens in two years ... and if you're on that side, not part of the Resistance, you're part of the occupying force. I'm not, but that gets me into the group that's occupying Poland, except I'm not in the army, I'm a citizen and I'm not picking up a pitchfork." Adam Carolla

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Imitation is the greatest form of flattery. Just ask Fake Meat.

The rise of Impossible Foods and its signature Impossible Burger, the plant-based burger brand that is all the rage lately, and their faux-meat ilk has apparently rattled some in the cattle business. The New York Times reported this weekend on a spate of state laws aiming to outlaw the use of the word “meat” on labels to describe products made from meat alternatives, some of which were bogged down by opposition and one of which passed.

According to the Times report, some ranchers and farmers (as well as lobbyists paid by their industry) are worried that plant-based meat substitutes—an industry that is growing by double digits each year and is rapidly getting better at producing tastier products—will threaten their bottom line. They seem particularly worried about losing control of labeling, like the dairy industry failed to anticipate the rise of almond and soy milk, as well as the potential impact of hypothetical future cheap, lab-grown meat on their businesses. That’s despite lab-grown meat still not being out on the general market, as well as remaining quite expensive for the foreseeable future.


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Who would have guessed? Elon Musk a virtuous man.

Elon Musk's Tesla cars are about to get a "dog mode" to protect pets from overheating.

The billionaire entrepreneur said the technology would be rolled out to his fleet of Model 3 electric vehicles next week.

It will be able to detect when a pet is locked inside the car — and keep the temperature at a safe level.

There will also likely be a display or some form of communication to inform passers-by that the dog is safe.


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The U.K. continues to slide into the toilet. British woman arrested for "harassing" someone on Twitter. And no she didn't say, #LearnToCode.

A British woman was arrested in front of her children and held in police custody for 7 hours after calling a transgender woman a man online.

Kate Scottow was detained following an argument on Twitter with a transgendered woman. She was charged with "harassment and malicious communications."

"Malicious..." what?


Writing on online forum Mumsnet, Mrs Scottow – who has also been served with a court order that bans her from referring to her accuser as a man – claimed: 'I was arrested in my home by three officers, with my autistic ten-year-old daughter and breastfed 20-month-old son present.

'I was then detained for seven hours in a cell with no sanitary products (which I said I needed) before being interviewed then later released under investigation ... I was arrested for harassment and malicious communications because I called someone out and misgendered them on Twitter.'

Confirming the arrest, Hertfordshire Police said: 'We take all reports of malicious communication seriously.'


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Kabuki theater and red meat all rolled into one. The Justice For All Act.

Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz introduced a bill that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former FBI Director James Comey, and former National Intelligence Director James Clapper probably won’t like.

The “Justice For All Act” would require equal punishment for those who have lied or lie to Congress, no matter who they are.


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Hockey mercenaries make some good coin.

TORONTO — Keith Hamilton carried himself like an N.H.L. goaltender even before he made his first save in a pickup game at Moss Park Arena. Standing 6 feet tall — and looking much bigger in skates — he made the net behind him appear to shrink.

But this was hardly the N.H.L. Hamilton, 39, was guarding the cage against a team of middle-age men from an Ontario public utility. He wore a replica Colorado Avalanche jersey. Every other player was differentiated by tones more than colors, turning the sessions into light versus dark, a hockey version of shirts and skins.

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Tax Man, Gov. Phil Murphy (D-NJ)


Let me tell you how it will be
There's one for you, nineteen for me
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman
Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don't take it all
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah I'm the taxman
If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I'll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet.
Don't ask me what I want it for
If you…


The 'rain tax', which is largely supported by Democrats and largely opposed by Republicans, would allow towns, counties and local authorities to set up their own storm water utilities. These newly created arms of local bureaucracy would be empowered to charge property owners a fee based on the amount of non-permeable surface they own (think: parking lots and driveways). The logic behind this is that non-permeable surfaces create runoff when it rains, and that runoff gets polluted as it travels from these surfaces into local sewers, and then on to the state's water ways. The revenue generated by these taxes would be used to upgrade the state's storm water systems, and save the state's already polluted waters from further pollution (though the state would step in and scoop up 5% of all revenues).


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The ONT Musical Interlude


February 11, 2012, Whitney Houston was found dead in suite 434 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, submerged in the bathtub. Beverly Hills paramedics arrived at approximately 3:30 p.m. and found the singer unresponsive and performed CPR. Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. Local police said there were "no obvious signs of criminal intent." It was later ruled by the coroner to have been an "accidental drowning" via thisdayinmusic.com


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My guess, a helmet wouldn't have helped our Posthumous Genius Award Winner.

A 32-year-old snowboarder who tried to jump Bogus Basin Road on Saturday afternoon collided with an SUV that was traveling up the mountain — and later died at a local hospital, according to Idaho State Police.

The snowboarder was identified by police as Shea Helmick of Meridian.

The accident happened at about 3:15 p.m. near milepost 15 on Bogus Basin Road in Boise County.


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Forgetful customer had a guardian angel looking over her. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

It’s rare to find thousands of dollars in cash laying around on the ground, let alone flying through the air on the highway – but that’s exactly what Terry Brubaker saw last month.

Brubaker had been driving through Gloversville, New York when she suddenly saw $20, $50, and $100 bills fluttering in the wind in front of her windshield.

She quickly pulled over to the side of the road and started grabbing the cash out of the air. In total, she collected roughly $6,600.


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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Not Todd.

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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:45 PM




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Posted by: HA at February 11, 2019 09:41 PM (MAstk)

2 hello

Posted by: ALH at February 11, 2019 09:41 PM (vBjuR)

3 The rally is ROWDY!

Posted by: HA at February 11, 2019 09:42 PM (MAstk)

4 Whoop!

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 11, 2019 09:43 PM (8iiMU)

5 Why is the carpet wet, Todd?

Posted by: ALH at February 11, 2019 09:43 PM (vBjuR)

6 Malicious communication: a crime worthy of investigation in the UK

Muslims grooming, pimping and raping British girls: not a crime, and certainly not worth looking into.

Posted by: shibumi, on wedding countdown at February 11, 2019 09:43 PM (u0hpX)

7 Yay!

Posted by: Pete Seria at February 11, 2019 09:44 PM (7ZQe3)

8 Ole' for Trump!

Posted by: Adriane the Chronologically Offset Critic ... at February 11, 2019 09:44 PM (LPnfS)

9 God evening you fine bunch roons and roonettes!

Posted by: Cheribebe at February 11, 2019 09:44 PM (fnWQo)

10 We know Todd. We like Todd. Raise money for Todd.

please clap

Posted by: GOPe at February 11, 2019 09:45 PM (Ckg4U)

11 anything for this man

anything he wants... let the helicopter rides begin

Posted by: the Man who Burps in French at February 11, 2019 09:45 PM (9HuGt)

12 "The real collusion was between Hilary and the Democrats and the other side with Russia."
BOOM!

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 11, 2019 09:45 PM (8iiMU)

13 omg UK
orwell is rolling over in his grave

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 11, 2019 09:45 PM (BJlbN)

14 Todd is a dick.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 11, 2019 09:45 PM (0tfLf)

15 1. I love Adam Carollla. I miss listening to him every morning


2. No 20 month old should be breast fed. But she shouldnt have been arrested for calling someone a man

3. Tht tax man should get a new headshot.


Proof I read the content!

Posted by: LASue at February 11, 2019 09:46 PM (XROPS)

16 From what I'm seeing, Beta O'Cuck pulled a massive 300 people total to his rally.

Yeah, I wouldn't be hiring an interior decorator for the White House just yet, Beta, ol' buddy.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 11, 2019 09:46 PM (0OWcv)

17 "And there is also collusion between the Democrats and the Fake News."
BOOM.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 11, 2019 09:46 PM (8iiMU)

18 Demo/ Russkie collusion. Locko her up makes a lot more sense. Heh!

Posted by: Pete Seria at February 11, 2019 09:46 PM (7ZQe3)

19 ONT top pic is very peaceful.

Shit must be gettin' real.

Posted by: tbodie at February 11, 2019 09:47 PM (Y5LDn)

20 Raggin on the Green New Deal.

Posted by: josephistan at February 11, 2019 09:47 PM (Izzlo)

21 "Who the hell wants to change anything right now We are a hot, hot country."
On Green New Deal:
"Sounds like a high school paper that got a low mark."



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 11, 2019 09:47 PM (8iiMU)

22 I want to be wherever that first picture is. I'm so sick of winter.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 11, 2019 09:47 PM (dUJdY)

23 LOL:
"This crazy Senator from Hawaii...."

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 11, 2019 09:47 PM (8iiMU)

24 Proof I read the content!
Posted by: LASue at February 11, 2019 09:46 PM (XROPS)

Not all C+

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2019 09:47 PM (aA3+G)

25 Great fuvking job, Todd.

Posted by: eleven at February 11, 2019 09:48 PM (NLLmE)

26 I am grateful that Dolly Parton gave "I Will Always Love You" its life, and Whitney Houston gave it its spirit. Wonderful combo of music, lyrics and artist.

Posted by: LizLem at February 11, 2019 09:48 PM (hvf9s)

27 Bwahahaha! Apparently the music from the Trump rally is audible over the "crowd" at the O'Cuck venue.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 11, 2019 09:48 PM (0OWcv)

28 Sorry for partying.

Posted by: Todd at February 11, 2019 09:49 PM (PUmDY)

29 Bogus Raisin Road. Huh.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 11, 2019 09:49 PM (t+qrx)

30 noticed the Daily Mail is not taking comments on that story

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 11, 2019 09:49 PM (BJlbN)

31
The God Emperor protects! Hail the Golden Throne!

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at February 11, 2019 09:49 PM (UFLLM)

32 The NJ governor looks...odd...creepy...weird...makes my skin crawl...
So glad I have no need to go to NJ anymore. {{{shudders}}}

Posted by: lin-duh at February 11, 2019 09:49 PM (kufk0)

33 Seeing as I failed at finding a steady, reliable live-feed to the Rally, I'll just settle down into this nice, cozy ONT.

*pours bourbon*

Cheers, Horde.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 11, 2019 09:49 PM (QzJWU)

34 Fucking Todd.

Posted by: garrett at February 11, 2019 09:49 PM (/wAOm)

35 So we got 1.5 billion for 55 miles of "barrier?"

This is "winning?"

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 11, 2019 09:49 PM (+fPHo)

36 Hawaii does NOT look like the ONT pic tonight.

Posted by: LizLem at February 11, 2019 09:50 PM (hvf9s)

37 Trump talking about Moonwalking Northam! LOL

Posted by: josephistan at February 11, 2019 09:50 PM (Izzlo)

38
I hate fucking Todd.

Posted by: Shemp Smith at February 11, 2019 09:50 PM (UFLLM)

39 32 The NJ governor looks...odd...creepy...weird...makes my skin crawl...
So glad I have no need to go to NJ anymore. {{{shudders}}}
Posted by: lin-duh at February 11, 2019 09:49 PM (kufk0)

he's got the "hello little girl come sit on my lap" vibe
probably hangs out with Biden at the playground

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 11, 2019 09:51 PM (BJlbN)

40 Hawaii does NOT look like the ONT pic tonight.
Posted by: LizLem at February 11, 2019 09:50 PM (hvf9s)


There's still an hour and a half until sunset there, for starters.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 11, 2019 09:51 PM (t+qrx)

41 Hey everybody.

Just read my city is sponsoring an evening at Starbucks so that citizens can talk with our Sheriffs Department, called "Coffee With A Deputy."

Just hope nothing goes wrong...

"Hey whoa there partner with the cream packets!"
"Whatcha gonna do 'bout it pig, arrest me?!"
*BAM* *BAM* :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 11, 2019 09:51 PM (miE9U)

42 We can make a fortune renting jack-hammers out in NJ! Who's with me?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 11, 2019 09:51 PM (jXrK7)

43 So we got 1.5 billion for 55 miles of "barrier?"

This is "winning?"
Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 11, 2019 09:49 PM (+fPHo)

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If that really is their deal, no way PDT signs this.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 11, 2019 09:52 PM (ffYR/)

44 39 32 The NJ governor looks...odd...creepy...weird...makes my skin crawl...
So glad I have no need to go to NJ anymore. {{{shudders}}}
Posted by: lin-duh at February 11, 2019 09:49 PM (kufk0)

he's got the "hello little girl come sit on my lap" vibe
probably hangs out with Biden at the playground
Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 11, 2019 09:51 PM (BJlbN)

He looks like "Fire Marshal Bill" from 'In Living Color"

Posted by: josephistan at February 11, 2019 09:52 PM (Izzlo)

45 26 I am grateful that Dolly Parton gave "I Will Always Love You" its life, and Whitney Houston gave it its spirit. Wonderful combo of music, lyrics and artist.
Posted by: LizLem at February 11, 2019 09:48 PM (hvf9s)

I just saw an interview with Dolly. She described a deal where Elvis was going to cut a version of the song. Dolly got a call from Colonel Tom Parker right before the recording saying that Elvis only records songs if he owns at least half the publishing rights. Dolly refused to give up the rights to the song and Elvis never recorded it.

Years later the Whitney version came out.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at February 11, 2019 09:52 PM (jp0Bv)

46 Evening!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 11, 2019 09:52 PM (438dO)

47 evening, Jim!

C-Span's working for me

Posted by: booknlass at February 11, 2019 09:52 PM (xIKXj)

48 There's his campaign theme for 2020.

Posted by: Pete Seria at February 11, 2019 09:52 PM (7ZQe3)

49 lin-duh and josephistan, all active Dems look like pod people at this stage.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 11, 2019 09:52 PM (miE9U)

50 Fucking limp wristed limey's. Nothing they do surprises me anymore. They need the soccer hooligans to take over that shithole.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 11, 2019 09:53 PM (KP5rU)

51 I meant the snow, but yes that too hogmartin, lol.

Trump talking about the Hawaiian guv and the loony green new deal.

Posted by: LizLem at February 11, 2019 09:53 PM (hvf9s)

52 I forgot repulsive....

Posted by: lin-duh at February 11, 2019 09:53 PM (kufk0)

53 Todd is a sod.

Posted by: Remington Newmontm Esq. at February 11, 2019 09:53 PM (8iiMU)

54 Apparently almost all of Justin UnfairFux's staff has quit.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 11, 2019 09:53 PM (0OWcv)

55 You can't trust a guy named Todd.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 11, 2019 09:53 PM (zmIJL)

56 Thanks for the ONT.

I thought we threw out 'Original Sin' a while back. Something with the Son of God washing away our sins? It was in all the papers.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 11, 2019 09:53 PM (dsz+/)

57 Now I wanna know what Todd did.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 11, 2019 09:54 PM (jXrK7)

58 Signing off - have a good night Horde

Posted by: josephistan at February 11, 2019 09:54 PM (Izzlo)

59 Tim Pool on Joe Rogan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02ux1dKNPXo

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 11, 2019 09:54 PM (rnAwa)

60 Time to watch Manifest. Bbl

Posted by: Pete Seria at February 11, 2019 09:55 PM (7ZQe3)

61 Here you go, Jim in Galveston...

Trump Live Feed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70WfqeQxyrk

Posted by: Trumpfan1776 at February 11, 2019 09:55 PM (Ckg4U)

62 I just saw an interview with Dolly. She described a deal where Elvis was going to cut a version of the song. Dolly got a call from Colonel Tom Parker right before the recording saying that Elvis only records songs if he owns at least half the publishing rights. Dolly refused to give up the rights to the song and Elvis never recorded it.

Years later the Whitney version came out.
Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at February 11, 2019 09:52 PM (jp0Bv)

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Smart of her. She credits royalties from just that one song for half her career earnings.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 11, 2019 09:55 PM (ffYR/)

63 The NJ governor looks...odd...creepy...weird...makes my skin crawl... Posted by: lin-duh at February 11, 2019 09:49 PM

Text us.

Posted by: Joe B. & Anthony W. at February 11, 2019 09:55 PM (DMUuz)

64 Trump 2020 : A Vote for Trump is a Vote Against Todd

Posted by: garrett at February 11, 2019 09:55 PM (/wAOm)

65 "I will never sign bill that has a mass release of violent criminals within our borders"
Sounds like that bullshit agreement is dead.



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 11, 2019 09:55 PM (8iiMU)

66 Good night josephistan.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 11, 2019 09:56 PM (dUJdY)

67 Here it comes....
about the deal....

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 11, 2019 09:56 PM (8iiMU)

68 George Carlin - Guys named Todd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxqCGTkV5wg

Posted by: Mark1971 at February 11, 2019 09:57 PM (xPl2J)

69
Phil Murphy looks like a sleazy lawyer who gets disbarred for stealing from a widow's trust fund.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 11, 2019 09:57 PM (LsBY9)

70 Jussie Smollett's neighbors seem to be saying he is full of shit....though only his subway sandwich knows for sure.


https://tinyurl.com/yywjsdoc

Posted by: 18-1 at February 11, 2019 09:57 PM (cRkMZ)

71 so who were the geniuses in the gop that agreed to this half assed deal?

Posted by: IC at February 11, 2019 09:57 PM (LJUs+)

72 Are Abbott, Ted and Cornyn with Trump?

Posted by: LASue at February 11, 2019 09:57 PM (XROPS)

73 "we're building the wall anyway."

Posted by: mikeski at February 11, 2019 09:57 PM (P1f+c)

74 Willowed and I'd hate for such valuable information to be lost.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 11, 2019 08:30 PM (MTjB1)

You *can* get a Trump-based desk figure. I just saw today that the creators of My Hero Magadamia (Trump-based manga spoof) are offering a chibi (cute) Wall-Might (Trump) figure for sale. Besides MHM they also have a Trump's Space Force that looks hilarious.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 11, 2019 09:54 PM (uquGJ

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 11, 2019 09:57 PM (uquGJ)

75 Ha!
"I chose to come inside to talk to you rather than listen to whatever was coming out on the deal."
"The wall will be built anyway."

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 11, 2019 09:57 PM (8iiMU)

76 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at February 11, 2019 09:57 PM (JFzNN)

77

Is America a good country, or has she, like Virginia, such a past of
sins and crimes as to make her eternally ashamed and for which she
should make eternal amends?

No.

Does America owe the world?

No.

These sorts of bullshit questions really bother me. There's never any historical information about slavery and how many other countries also had slaves at the time. And there certainly isn't any discussion or acknowledgement about the slavery that's still happening today.

All we ever hear is "AmericaBad." It's beyond tiresome and banal: it's intellectually dishonest as all hell.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2019 09:58 PM (HaL55)

78 All gay men are named Mark, Rick or Todd and they have track lighting.

Posted by: ALH at February 11, 2019 09:58 PM (vBjuR)

79 Bilwis, I did not know that! Dolly was a savvy businesswoman, good on her.

I mentioned this in the movie thread a few weeks ago, but the movie Dumplin' on Netflix is a giant love letter to Dolly and very, very cute. Her song for the movie did not get a nom from the Oscars, very, very stupid.

Posted by: LizLem at February 11, 2019 09:58 PM (hvf9s)

80 The NJ governor looks...odd...creepy...weird...makes my skin crawl...
So glad I have no need to go to NJ anymore. {{{shudders}}}
Posted by: lin-duh at February 11, 2019 09:49 PM
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Pray for me, and NGU, and CBD, and Fen. The man is an idiot.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 11, 2019 09:58 PM (NtglE)

81 Is it a coincidence that Mississippi Half Step refers to the Ace of Spades and the Rio Grande?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 11, 2019 09:59 PM (PUmDY)

82 Pray for me, and NGU, and CBD, and Fen. The man is an idiot.
Posted by: IrishEi at February 11, 2019 09:58 PM (NtglE)
Amen

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2019 09:59 PM (Y+V3r)

83 after President Trump said I chose you the massive crowd begins to chant

we choose you, we choose you louder and louder

Posted by: booknlass at February 11, 2019 09:59 PM (xIKXj)

84 Ahoy, onanisſts!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 11, 2019 09:59 PM (CLcKT)

85 If Trump mentions the go fund me I bet it would take off and the wall would get a good start, privately funded.one way to get it built.

Posted by: lin-duh at February 11, 2019 10:00 PM (kufk0)

86 Are Abbott, Ted and Cornyn with Trump?

Posted by: LASue at February 11, 2019 09:57 PM (XROPS)
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Yep. Ted and Cornyn spoke before Trump arrived and Abbott greeted Trump when he was getting off of Airforce One.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 11, 2019 10:00 PM (hECVl)

87 Are Abbott, Ted and Cornyn with Trump?
Posted by: LASue at February 11, 2019 09:57 PM
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Abbott and Ted definitely--Trump said hello to them. Not sure about Cornyn.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 11, 2019 10:00 PM (NtglE)

88 All gay men are named Mark, Rick or Todd and they have track lighting.

And nervous dogs.

Posted by: mikeyG at February 11, 2019 10:00 PM (LL1Be)

89 "Beto O'Rourke had a wonderful rally, about 15 people."

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 11, 2019 10:00 PM (8iiMU)

90
Now I wanna know what Todd did.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe


He dared speak to Leda Fisher.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 11, 2019 10:01 PM (aKsyK)

91 Congress deal has 1.4b for 55 miles of wall.

Hmm.

Posted by: blaster at February 11, 2019 10:01 PM (ZfRYq)

92 Um.... hi?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at February 11, 2019 10:01 PM (0bu2O)

93 All gay men are named Mark, Rick or Todd and they have track lighting.
Posted by: ALH at February 11, 2019 09:58 PM


Excuse us???

Posted by: Lance, Cory, and Barack at February 11, 2019 10:01 PM (DMUuz)

94 I feel sorry for the driver of the vehicle hit by the snow boarder.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 11, 2019 10:02 PM (uquGJ)

95 55 miles of physical barriers (presumably, nothing like the serious effective permanent barriers of the sort DHS has considered/Trump publicly reviewed), and a reduction (!) in ICE detention capacity.


Wow.


Oh - and Trump already did sign a jail-break bill, the "reform" one.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 11, 2019 10:02 PM (QDnY+)

96 Congress an piss off. What a stupid deal.

Posted by: IC at February 11, 2019 10:02 PM (LJUs+)

97

I want to be wherever that first picture is. I'm so sick of winter.

That picture is my travel requirement: if there are no palm trees, I have no business there.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2019 10:02 PM (HaL55)

98 Amen
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2019 09:59 PM
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You know he declared a State of Emergency earlier today for the snow we're supposed to get (less than 1" by me, more N and W.)

And he has already delayed opening all state offices tomorrow by 2 hrs. And the heaviest snow isn't starting until around 8 AM. So they'll probably all get the day off.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 11, 2019 10:03 PM (NtglE)

99 >>>Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Not Todd.<<<


Sofa King we Todd ed.

Posted by: Sav-Mor Liquor owner at February 11, 2019 10:03 PM (OURe4)

100 Jersey has got to be one of the most creative states when it comes to taxing and fees.

It is also one of the few states, maybe the only, that makes car owners register their car, EVERY GODDAMNED YEAR.

I hate this state.
And Phil Murphy looks like Fire Marshall Bill.
Clown.

Posted by: John The Savage at February 11, 2019 10:03 PM (Qvp9V)

101 That picture is my travel requirement: if there are no palm trees, I have no business there.

Agreed!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 11, 2019 10:03 PM (dUJdY)

102 Thanks, y'all, for the live feed links.

Got it up on Fox snooze now, at last. Ask me how much I hate Comcast.

*calls in Time on Target strike on local Comcast offices*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 11, 2019 10:03 PM (QzJWU)

103 97

I want to be wherever that first picture is. I'm so sick of winter.

That picture is my travel requirement: if there are no palm trees, I have no business there.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2019 10:02 PM (HaL55)


Hosers, each and everyone of you.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.......

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2019 10:03 PM (aA3+G)

104 Sav-Mor sucks!!

Posted by: Todd at February 11, 2019 10:03 PM (yFncY)

105 Confirming the arrest, Hertfordshire Police said: 'We take all reports of malicious communication seriously.'

===

No one believes you, not even as you speak.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 11, 2019 10:03 PM (EZebt)

106 Jussie Smollett's neighbors seem to be saying he is full of shit....though only his subway sandwich knows for sure.


https://tinyurl.com/yywjsdoc
Posted by: 18-1 at February 11, 2019 09:57 PM

The newspaper is reporting they had someone follow the likely route Jussie took looking for clues. Lo and behold they found a hot sauce bottle (so it was Hillary all along!) that had a liquid in it that smelled like bleach. How conVEENient. What are the odds they planted it?

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 11, 2019 10:03 PM (zmIJL)

107 If vegitarianism is so superior, why aren't there people trying to process a chunk of beef into the appearance and approximate texture of a leaf of lettuce?

/Things that make you go hmmm?!

Posted by: Muldoon at February 11, 2019 10:04 PM (m45I2)

108 know he declared a State of Emergency earlier today for the snow we're supposed to get (less than 1" by me, more N and W.)

And he has already delayed opening all state offices tomorrow by 2 hrs. And the heaviest snow isn't starting until around 8 AM. So they'll probably all get the day off.


Posted by: IrishEi at February 11, 2019 10:03 PM (NtglE)

Yes I know. What a pussy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2019 10:04 PM (Y+V3r)

109 >>I want to be wherever that first picture is. I'm so sick of winter.


That's actually The Black Lagoon.

At sunset.

Be wary.

Posted by: garrett at February 11, 2019 10:04 PM (/wAOm)

110 I really should be working on HOA stuff tonight, we have a meeting soon, but I think work melted my brain today. Am so not feeling it tonight. Just going to finish up Trump rally, put on some background music, and write tonight I think.

Posted by: LizLem at February 11, 2019 10:04 PM (hvf9s)

111 Buchanan probably put 10-15 minutes into that writing. The result is a basic debate tool of establishing a false dilemma.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 11, 2019 10:04 PM (0tfLf)

112 Fucking Todd. He's why we can't have nice things.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 11, 2019 10:04 PM (NWiLs)

113 hi lind-duh! I was just thinking the same thing.

have you gone to the guy's website (brian Kolfage)? now it's called we Build the Wall. he's got a great board of advisors now

Posted by: booknlass at February 11, 2019 10:04 PM (xIKXj)

114 100 Jersey has got to be one of the most creative states when it comes to taxing and fees.

It is also one of the few states, maybe the only, that makes car owners register their car, EVERY GODDAMNED YEAR.

I hate this state.
And Phil Murphy looks like Fire Marshall Bill.
Clown.
Posted by: John The Savage at February 11, 2019 10:03 PM (Qvp9V)


WI does,

MI from what I heard hits you up every year on your birthday.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2019 10:04 PM (aA3+G)

115 Dammit Todd!

Posted by: Call me Deacon Bleau at February 11, 2019 10:04 PM (0x00j)

116 "If you have three women tied up in the back seat of the car, you don't go through a port of entry. They look in the back seat, ok?"

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 11, 2019 10:05 PM (8iiMU)

117 Sav-Mor has a history of funny signs. Look 'em up and you can see more.

Such as,

"VALENTINES DAY
BLAH BLAH DRINK"

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 11, 2019 10:05 PM (miE9U)

118 Sav-Mor sucks!!
Posted by: Todd at February 11, 2019 10:03 PM

One more time, Todd, with feeling, in G-minor.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 11, 2019 10:05 PM (zmIJL)

119 >>Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.......


That is the forecast, apparently.

Posted by: garrett at February 11, 2019 10:05 PM (/wAOm)

120 Todd The Wet Blanket

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 11, 2019 10:05 PM (Z4rgH)

121 Also, The Simpsons used to be great with establishment signs:

SPRINGFIELD PSYCHIATRIC CENTER
"Because there may not be bugs on you"

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 11, 2019 10:05 PM (miE9U)

122 I just saw an interview with Dolly. She described a
deal where Elvis was going to cut a version of the song. Dolly got a
call from Colonel Tom Parker right before the recording saying that
Elvis only records songs if he owns at least half the publishing rights.
Dolly refused to give up the rights to the song and Elvis never
recorded it.



Years later the Whitney version came out.

Posted by: Bilwis...........
This is why Elvis's estate still rakes in millions per year!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 11, 2019 10:05 PM (438dO)

123 I never did like Todd.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 11, 2019 10:05 PM (NtglE)

124 That governor of New Jersey has a really fucked up smile.

Posted by: Alexandria Donkey-Chompers at February 11, 2019 10:06 PM (OURe4)

125 "All gay men are named Mark, Rick or Todd and they have track lighting."

Shep: "Addresses?"

Posted by: Boswell at February 11, 2019 10:06 PM (32YRo)

126 >>If you have three women tied up in the back seat of the car, you don't go through a port of entry.


Not with ALL of them.

You use the ort of Entry on one, the Port of Exit on another.

... the Third is for Sammich Making.

Posted by: garrett at February 11, 2019 10:06 PM (/wAOm)

127 104 Sav-Mor sucks!!
Posted by: Todd at February 11, 2019 10:03 PM (yFncY)


In the running for comment of the week, I believe.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2019 10:06 PM (aA3+G)

128 Extra happy to be a new Texan tonight. Yay Trump. Boo Beta.

Posted by: LASue at February 11, 2019 10:06 PM (XROPS)

129
MI from what I heard hits you up every year on your birthday.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2019 10:04 PM (aA3+G)

Renew your plates on your B-day.
Not sure that is the same a registering your car.
Or is it?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 11, 2019 10:06 PM (8iiMU)

130 if there are no palm trees, I have no business there.


*******


Rhetorical question: Are there palm trees at the Finger Lakes?

Posted by: Muldoon at February 11, 2019 10:07 PM (m45I2)

131 If vegitarianism is so superior, why aren't there people trying to process a chunk of beef into the appearance and approximate texture of a leaf of lettuce?

/Things that make you go hmmm?!
Posted by: Muldoon at February 11, 2019 10:04 PM

Yep. If meat is so icky, why do they have to create fake meat to look, taste, and have the mouth-feel of the real thing?

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 11, 2019 10:07 PM (zmIJL)

132 There was always something slightly off about Todd.

Posted by: Concerned Neighbor at February 11, 2019 10:07 PM (8iiMU)

133 129
MI from what I heard hits you up every year on your birthday.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2019 10:04 PM (aA3+G)

Renew your plates on your B-day.
Not sure that is the same a registering your car.
Or is it?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 11, 2019 10:06 PM (8iiMU)

I thought pretty much every state made you renew your registration every year, with some having an option to prepay for the next year.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 11, 2019 10:08 PM (NWiLs)

134 From Fox News guy Chad Pergram:

Deals on potential border deal: $1.3 billion for a physical barrier. The funding can only be used for new miles of border wall. That would deal with about 55 miles. New miles will be in the Rio Grande Valley. Border Patrol can use any design it wants, including steel slats.


1) The ICE beds issue is more confusing.

There are 49,057 people in ICE beds now.

Fox is told the bill will provide enough money for more than 42,774 adult and 2,500 adult beds in the bill.

BUT...

2) The number of ICE beds filled now is very high. The bill sets a goal of getting to around 40,520 beds in this fiscal year.

But wait. There's more...

3) The administration has the ability to try to move money around INSIDE the DHS spending bill WITHOUT the blessing of Congress. So, Fox is told the total number of ICE beds could go as high as 52,000. YET AT THE SAME TIME, Fox is told there is no limitation on the nbr of beds.

4) Where did the 16,000 figure come from this weekend? Fox is told Democrats were trying to distinguish between beds available AT THE BORDER and beds for detainees picked up IN THE INTERIOR. That has never been a distinction before

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 11, 2019 10:08 PM (Xqo6t)

135 John, we have to register our cars here annually, but no more required auto inspections, yay! That was an annoying cost.

Posted by: LizLem at February 11, 2019 10:08 PM (hvf9s)

136 128, LASue: are you living in Texas now? When did you leave Cali?

Posted by: IC at February 11, 2019 10:08 PM (LJUs+)

137 @108
NY/NJ are currently incapable of managing a handful of inches of snow.

Hell, the NYC subways get crippled from heavy downpours.

Couple that with the habitual sickouts from NJ transit conductors and snow plow/salt drivers and it makes perfect sense to call the emergency early with the hope that most people just stay home because the reality is that if you to work tomorrow it may take 5 hours to get home.

Posted by: John The Savage at February 11, 2019 10:08 PM (Qvp9V)

138 That governor of New Jersey has a really fucked up smile.

His whole FACE is fucked up.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 11, 2019 10:08 PM (dUJdY)

139 119 >>Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.......


That is the forecast, apparently.
Posted by: garrett at February 11, 2019 10:05 PM (/wAOm)

It is https://preview.tinyurl.com/yxmzopog

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2019 10:08 PM (aA3+G)

140 Major troll at #104.

Why don't you just leave, Todd. No one wants you here.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 11, 2019 10:08 PM (NtglE)

141 131 If vegitarianism is so superior, why aren't there people trying to process a chunk of beef into the appearance and approximate texture of a leaf of lettuce?

/Things that make you go hmmm?!
Posted by: Muldoon at February 11, 2019 10:04 PM

Yep. If meat is so icky, why do they have to create fake meat to look, taste, and have the mouth-feel of the real thing?
Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 11, 2019 10:07 PM (zmIJL)

Because they're a bunch of geldings who've forgotten their place in the food chain.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 11, 2019 10:09 PM (NWiLs)

142 Packer lady is beginning to look like Wayne from Wayne's World with the flannel.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 11, 2019 10:09 PM (PUmDY)

143 Only Democrats would name their kid "Todd." Because when Democrats are not murdering babies, they're either torturing small animals or abusing children. Souless wretches, they are.

Posted by: CyberCipher at February 11, 2019 10:09 PM (p6WoB)

144
So we got 1.5 billion for 55 miles of "barrier?"



This is "winning?"
---
We aren't winning until he finds the will to defend our borders with lethal force and tells the congress to go fuck themselves.

Posted by: Methos at February 11, 2019 10:09 PM (kOpft)

145 Booknlass,
I check in to see where it's at. I hope it takes off once people start seeing some actual wall.

Posted by: lin-duh at February 11, 2019 10:09 PM (kufk0)

146 142
Packer lady is beginning to look like Wayne from Wayne's World with the flannel.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 11, 2019 10:09 PM (PUmDY)

Garth.
Not Wayne.

Posted by: Concerned Neighbor at February 11, 2019 10:09 PM (8iiMU)

147 I had a troll. I named the troll Todd. And then I totalled him.

Posted by: Hands at February 11, 2019 10:10 PM (786Ro)

148 We always liked Todd.

Posted by: Chad and Bryce at February 11, 2019 10:10 PM (zmIJL)

149 For those who care, I've made some progress on a new project. Thank you.
In the auspices of the known universe, today has been...one of many.
You're lucky not to be me.
I love all of you, and wish all of you the best that this world has to offer. May you be blessed.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 11, 2019 10:10 PM (l9m7l)

150 >>Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2019 10:08 PM (aA3+G)


You bragging to the ettes about expecting 10+ Inches?

Posted by: garrett at February 11, 2019 10:10 PM (/wAOm)

151

Hosers, each and everyone of you.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.......


We don't have to shovel heat. I was in shorts today: it was 82 here. The birds were singing this morning while I was drinking my covfefe on the back porch of stately Casa Backwardio in a T-shirt. I thought about washing Betsy II, too.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2019 10:10 PM (HaL55)

152
Wanna meet our kids?

Posted by: Todd 'n Lisa at February 11, 2019 10:11 PM (UFLLM)

153 You are correct about Garth. I screwed that one up.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 11, 2019 10:11 PM (PUmDY)

154 Ha, calling the Dems hypocrites.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 11, 2019 10:11 PM (8iiMU)

155 But father, I want to SING!
Todd

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 11, 2019 10:11 PM (zmIJL)

156 133 129
MI from what I heard hits you up every year on your birthday.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2019 10:04 PM (aA3+G)

Renew your plates on your B-day.
Not sure that is the same a registering your car.
Or is it?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 11, 2019 10:06 PM (8iiMU)

I thought pretty much every state made you renew your registration every year, with some having an option to prepay for the next year.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 11, 2019 10:08 PM (NWiLs)


A friend of mine lives in the UP. He had to renew his DL and pay registration of his vehicle on his BD.

Here in WI I register my truck every June, $85
DL is good for 8 years.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2019 10:11 PM (aA3+G)

157 It was later ruled by the coroner to have been an "accidental drowning"

Whew! I'm glad there was no cover-up.

Posted by: t-bird at February 11, 2019 10:11 PM (n/eZB)

158 Um.... hi?
Posted by: Blanco Basura



********


Hey everybody, it's Blanco!!!! 'Sup?

Posted by: Muldoon at February 11, 2019 10:11 PM (m45I2)

159 Pray for me, and NGU, and CBD, and Fen. The man is an idiot.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 11, 2019 09:58 PM (NtglE)

And me. Oh, save us from Bucky Beaver, Obi Won Kanobi!

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at February 11, 2019 10:11 PM (8D00I)

160 Whatch you talkin' 'bout, Todd?

Posted by: Garl Coleman at February 11, 2019 10:12 PM (/wAOm)

161 150 >>Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2019 10:08 PM (aA3+G)


You bragging to the ettes about expecting 10+ Inches?
Posted by: garrett at February 11, 2019 10:10 PM (/wAOm)


Who knows, maybe the wife will wake up to a good 6"





Of snow

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2019 10:12 PM (aA3+G)

162 140
Major troll at #104.



Why don't you just leave, Todd. No one wants you here.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 11, 2019 10:08 PM (NtglE)

Whoa! Todd may be a little off, but he's no troll...and Sav-Mor is just jealous of Todd's singing talent.

Posted by: DJ Jazzy Mel at February 11, 2019 10:12 PM (yFncY)

163

Bill Murray was Todd DiLaMuca

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nerds

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 11, 2019 10:12 PM (aKsyK)

164 Whoops, forgot to Zombify and spellcheck that sock.

Posted by: garrett at February 11, 2019 10:13 PM (/wAOm)

165 Renew your plates on your B-day.
Not sure that is the same a registering your car.
Or is it?
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 11, 2019 10:06 PM (8iiMU)


I guess it counts because you get a new registration card and tabs, but you can do it online or by mail. It's not like you have to go wait at the SoS office.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 11, 2019 10:13 PM (t+qrx)

166
Renew your plates on your B-day.

That's our birthday card from the State of Georgia.

We only pay $20 per vehicle each year.

Posted by: ALH at February 11, 2019 10:13 PM (vBjuR)

167 " If vegitarianism is so superior,why aren't there people trying to
process a chunk of beef into the appearance and approximate texture of a
leaf of lettuce?



Posted by: Muldoon"

If vegetarianism is so superior ,why do the spend half their time looking for edible protein that is not from animals? That leaves very little time for marching, protesting and #Resisting.

Posted by: Ripley at February 11, 2019 10:13 PM (NbRJx)

168 Hey Muldoon, just seeing if I have any time here tonight. Saw that you retired?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at February 11, 2019 10:13 PM (0bu2O)

169 And me. Oh, save us from Bucky Beaver, Obi Won Kanobi!
Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at February 11, 2019 10:11 PM
~~~~~

Sorry, crazyguy. How could I forget?!!

Posted by: IrishEi at February 11, 2019 10:13 PM (NtglE)

170 >>Who knows, maybe the wife will wake up to a good 6"



The Paolo, he can come by between 7 and 8.

Posted by: Paolo at February 11, 2019 10:13 PM (/wAOm)

171 I suspect Todd did something pretty funny.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 11, 2019 10:14 PM (PUmDY)

172 Trump just throat-punched the left on what's really immoral.

drug smuggling IS IMMORAL
human trafficking IS IMMORAL
sanctuary cities that get Americans killed ARE IMMORAL

And so on.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 11, 2019 10:15 PM (zmIJL)

173 Am I the only one who thinks that Todd is the manager and is thanking people for being understanding that he had to cancel open mic night, rather than the reason open mic night had to be cancelled?

Posted by: Muldoon at February 11, 2019 10:15 PM (m45I2)

174 Oh, and no vehicle inspections in MI either. New co-worker just moved from Utah and was amazed.

"No emissions here?"
"Oh yeah. Lots of emissions. They just don't test them."

Posted by: hogmartin at February 11, 2019 10:15 PM (t+qrx)

175 PDT giving a shout out to German Shepherds. LOL

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 11, 2019 10:15 PM (8iiMU)

176 PA we renew car registration every year
DL is every 4 or 2 years (depending on your age)

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 11, 2019 10:15 PM (BJlbN)

177 i love watching a rally and hanging out with my President, and with you guys

Posted by: booknlass at February 11, 2019 10:15 PM (xIKXj)

178

Buchanan probably put 10-15 minutes into that writing. The result is a basic debate tool of establishing a false dilemma.

I'm glad that type of bullshit question has a name. That sticks out like a sore thumb because it's so shallow and stupid. And the Progs always ask something like that because imbeciles.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2019 10:15 PM (HaL55)

179 That's a lovely housecoat Mrs. Loopner!

Posted by: Todd at February 11, 2019 10:16 PM (EZebt)

180 Yeah Muldoon, I wondered that too. If you truly hate animal products, why create food to mimic the taste of the horrid animal flesh or fluids you eschew? Why not reshape society to abhor the taste of meat, milk, cheese, instead of a lesser abomination? (Not that they aren't trying that too of course.)

Answer: those things are hard wired into our brains as omnivores. You can't weed the body's craving for it out easily.

I have to go keto, doctor's orders. The book she is having me use, the doctor makes a clear case for WHY our bodies need animal products, and that you cannot achieve the highest levels of her keto diet without them. Is interesting!

Posted by: LizLem at February 11, 2019 10:16 PM (hvf9s)

181
You know who else liked German Shepherds?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 11, 2019 10:16 PM (BPK9o)

182 some moronette recommended we watch Russian Doll this Groundhog Month.

pretty good so far but everyone is a SJW. but maybe that's the point, that 'most everyone in New York sucks

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 11, 2019 10:16 PM (ykYG2)

183 Jonah Goldberg's wife is not as good in bed as you might think. Might be becaue of creepy Jonah being in the room.

Posted by: Todd at February 11, 2019 10:16 PM (yFncY)

184 Hey Muldoon, just seeing if I have any time here tonight. Saw that you retired?
Posted by: Blanco Basura


******

Yup. Man of leisure (suits) now.

Are you Pixy-banned?

Posted by: Muldoon at February 11, 2019 10:16 PM (m45I2)

185 Trump just took a swipe at Poochelle

Posted by: REDACTED at February 11, 2019 10:16 PM (RZ6R1)

186 You know who else liked German Shepherds?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 11, 2019 10:16 PM (BPK9o)

? ... oh!

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 11, 2019 10:17 PM (Xqo6t)

187 Jonah Goldberg's wife is a man

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 11, 2019 10:17 PM (miE9U)

188 Anybody else enjoy not watching the Grammys last night?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 11, 2019 10:17 PM (miE9U)

189 182
some moronette recommended we watch Russian Doll this Groundhog Month.



pretty good so far but everyone is a SJW. but maybe that's the point, that 'most everyone in New York sucks

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 11, 2019 10:16 PM (ykYG2)

I saw that on Netfix last night but started watching season 2 of Bordertown instead. (The border between Russia and Finland, near St. Petersburg, btw. Not what I expected.)

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 11, 2019 10:18 PM (8iiMU)

190 Trump just said, "People told me I should get a dog." Meaning he would gain some votes. He said, "I don't need a dog for that."

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 11, 2019 10:18 PM (zmIJL)

191 Here in uber-Progressive Asheville, we already have a rain tax.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at February 11, 2019 10:18 PM (KoKdw)

192 Muldoon, No.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 11, 2019 10:18 PM (PUmDY)

193 Am I the only one who thinks that Todd is the manager and is thanking people for being understanding that he had to cancel open mic night, rather than the reason open mic night had to be cancelled?
Posted by: Muldoon at February 11, 2019 10:15 PM
~~~~

That's a tough one. Even a comma wouldn't clarify it.

Nah. Todd's a jerk.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 11, 2019 10:18 PM (NtglE)

194 Whatever happened to Obama's dogs..nosotros poor doggies are still alive.

Posted by: IC at February 11, 2019 10:19 PM (LJUs+)

195

If vegetarianism is so superior ,why do the spend half their time
looking for edible protein that is not from animals? That leaves very
little time for marching, protesting and #Resisting.


That type of protein is what nutritionists call an incomplete protein. It's definitely not the same type of protein found in meat. But you'll never hear that little tidbit of scientific knowledge from the MFM. They want to turn us into a nation of weakling soibois who can't fight their way out of a wet paper bag.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2019 10:19 PM (HaL55)

196 Ha, I just remembered that the smarmy Griswold neighbor in Christmas Vacation is a Todd.

"And why is the carpet all wet, TODD?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iByfqls-xbU

Posted by: LizLem at February 11, 2019 10:19 PM (hvf9s)

197 Hope the poor doggies, I mean.

Posted by: IC at February 11, 2019 10:19 PM (LJUs+)

198 I saw that on Netfix last night but started watching season 2 of Bordertown instead. (The border between Russia and Finland, near St. Petersburg, btw. Not what I expected.)

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 11, 2019 10:18 PM (8iiMU)

is Bordertown good?

been watching Endeavor, because it's period. Bit the anachronistic SJWism is annoying

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 11, 2019 10:19 PM (BJlbN)

199
"And why is the carpet all wet, TODD?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iByfqls-xbU
Posted by: LizLem at February 11, 2019 10:19 PM (hvf9s)

I don't know, Margo!

Posted by: ALH at February 11, 2019 10:20 PM (vBjuR)

200 Thanks a lot Todd.

Posted by: All the orphans saved from a fire by Todd at February 11, 2019 10:20 PM (zmIJL)

201 I do what I can. Goodnight, all.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 11, 2019 10:20 PM (l9m7l)

202 Hope the poor doggies, I mean.
Posted by: IC at February 11, 2019 10:19 PM (LJUs+)


That was one fascinating autocorrect right there.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 11, 2019 10:20 PM (t+qrx)

203 My mom was kind of a loon.

Posted by: Todd Lincoln at February 11, 2019 10:20 PM (KoKdw)

204 I wonder how much the governor of New Jersey paid for those choppers?

Posted by: ALH at February 11, 2019 10:20 PM (vBjuR)

205 >>Nah. Todd's a jerk.


An absolute knee-biter.

Posted by: Bowerick Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged at February 11, 2019 10:20 PM (/wAOm)

206
You know who else liked German Shepherds?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter


Dagwood liked Blondie.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 11, 2019 10:21 PM (aKsyK)

207 This meme I found at FB is a bit mean, but I figure folks here would enjoy it:

https://tinyurl.com/y5opml2u

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 11, 2019 10:21 PM (miE9U)

208 All the orphans saved from a fire by Todd


He's got his good moments.

But the open mic thing....

Posted by: eleven at February 11, 2019 10:21 PM (NLLmE)

209 Jonah Goldberg's wife is a man
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 11, 2019 10:17 PM

Named Todd.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 11, 2019 10:21 PM (zmIJL)

210 Hate autocorrect. Little shit is out to make me look like an idiot.

Posted by: IC at February 11, 2019 10:21 PM (LJUs+)

211 I think Todd is a regular who did something bad/very funny.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 11, 2019 10:21 PM (PUmDY)

212 194 Whatever happened to Obama's dogs..nosotros poor doggies are still alive.
Posted by: IC at February 11, 2019 10:19 PM (LJUs+)

------

Pretty delicious actually.

Posted by: MAGA at February 11, 2019 10:21 PM (I5LRE)

213 204 I wonder how much the governor of New Jersey paid for those choppers?
Posted by: ALH
---
Definitely NOT a patient of nevergiveup!

Posted by: lin-duh at February 11, 2019 10:21 PM (kufk0)

214 212 194 Whatever happened to Obama's dogs..nosotros poor doggies are still alive.
Posted by: IC at February 11, 2019 10:19 PM (LJUs+)

------

Pretty delicious actually.
Posted by: MAGA at February 11, 2019 10:21 PM (I5LRE)


Good to the last bite.

Posted by: ALH at February 11, 2019 10:22 PM (vBjuR)

215 If vegetarianism is so superior ,why do the spend half their time
looking for edible protein that is not from animals? That leaves very
little time for marching, protesting and #Resisting.
-----

They also have to take vitamin D supplements, sometimes resorting to injections.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at February 11, 2019 10:22 PM (KoKdw)

216 German sheep?

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at February 11, 2019 10:22 PM (Ndje9)

217 'Came in 2nd place, which is what we now know as "Rubio Gold."'

Now that's Ace Gold!

Posted by: goodluckduck at February 11, 2019 10:23 PM (V8zw+)

218

Nah. Todd's a jerk.

Rundgren? Yeah, he sure is. He did the same thing with Reagan, too. Took me a long time to forgive him for that, right on time for him to pull the exact same Commie/Prog shit with PDT.

Can't wait to not listen to any more of your music, Runt.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2019 10:23 PM (HaL55)

219 My mom was kind of a loon.
Posted by: Todd Lincoln at February 11, 2019 10:20 PM

Lincoln said that God was satisfied with one D but the Todds had to have two.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 11, 2019 10:23 PM (zmIJL)

220 My father in law used to call me Todd. Not my real name. Alzheimer's is a bitch.

Posted by: usntakim profoundly deplorable at February 11, 2019 10:23 PM (0OmEj)

221 Anybody else enjoy not watching the Grammys last night?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 11, 2019 10:17 PM


"the Grammys"? Is that like German "oma" pron?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 11, 2019 10:23 PM (CLcKT)

222 wonder how much the governor of New Jersey paid for those choppers?
Posted by: ALH
---
Definitely NOT a patient of nevergiveup!
Posted by: lin-duh at February 11, 2019 10:21 PM (kufk0)

Nope. If he were, he would be paying a hefty surcharges

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2019 10:23 PM (Y+V3r)

223 >>Definitely NOT a patient of nevergiveup!


I got Feedback from a buyer, today. From Hong Kong

'Very Much Excellent Saler'

First thing I thought was : this could be a Yelp review for a visit to Nevergiveup!

Posted by: garrett at February 11, 2019 10:24 PM (/wAOm)

224 Either it was Todd's decision to cancel open mic night, or it was Todd's fault open mic night was cancelled.

Either way I think y'all are right, Todd's a bonehead deserving of approbation.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 11, 2019 10:24 PM (m45I2)

225 I think Todd is a regular who did something bad/very funny.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie
--------

Probably a mic drop. Wrecked the Radio shack microphone. Can't find a replacement.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at February 11, 2019 10:24 PM (/dN1M)

226 Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 11, 2019 10:18 PM (8iiMU)



is Bordertown good?



been watching Endeavor, because it's period. Bit the anachronistic SJWism is annoying

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 11, 2019 10:19 PM (BJlbN)

I like it.
It's in Finnish, so first you have to deal with subtitles, unless you know Finnish, of course. It's a cop show, sort of. New guy moves to the area and transfers into the department, a bit autistic, with his wife and teen daughter. Bad-ass woman from the Russian FSB flees to Norway.
Some shit happens. Other characters involved.
Better than a lot of stuff out there.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 11, 2019 10:24 PM (8iiMU)

227 Zettai, bunch of slutty Tina Turner wannabees-but-never-willbees giving tonguebaths to each other

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 11, 2019 10:24 PM (miE9U)

228 Michelle Obama wore this weird grey metallic pant suit to the grammy. So very unflattering.

Posted by: IC at February 11, 2019 10:24 PM (LJUs+)

229 I never did like Todd.

Posted by: IrishEi

Todd's over there ruining Bevmo now...count on it.

Posted by: Boswell at February 11, 2019 10:24 PM (32YRo)

230 Hot Toddy is my nickname for him.

Posted by: Behind the Sav-Mor dumpster diver at February 11, 2019 10:25 PM (zmIJL)

231 I wonder how much the governor of New Jersey paid for those choppers?
Posted by: ALH at February 11, 2019 10:20 PM
~~~~~

The guy is filthy rich too. You'd think he would have had them fixed. This is not Great Britain, ya know!

Posted by: IrishEi at February 11, 2019 10:25 PM (NtglE)

232 I knew a Todd from Ontario. London, I think.

He was a shit. Personification of the Gamma Male.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 11, 2019 10:25 PM (ykYG2)

233 207 This meme I found at FB is a bit mean, but I figure folks here would enjoy it:

https://tinyurl.com/y5opml2u
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 11, 2019 10:21 PM (miE9U

Good thing you don't have a sitcom on ABC, you would be shit canned by now.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2019 10:25 PM (aA3+G)

234 Michelle Obama is living proof that all the money in the world cannot buy you good taste.

Posted by: ALH at February 11, 2019 10:25 PM (vBjuR)

235 Probably a mic drop. Wrecked the Radio shack microphone. Can't find a replacement.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,

Todd probably sang "Shallow" - the Gaga part. Shudder...

Posted by: Boswell at February 11, 2019 10:26 PM (32YRo)

236 Todd's over there ruining Bevmo now...count on it.
Posted by: Boswell at February 11, 2019 10:24 PM
~~~~~

The man's a menace.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 11, 2019 10:26 PM (NtglE)

237 >>Michelle Obama is living proof that all the money in the world cannot buy you good taste.


...or an NBA Title!

Posted by: garrett at February 11, 2019 10:26 PM (/wAOm)

238 I've made some progress on a new project. Thank you. {...}

Posted by: BeckoningChasm


This is good news.

I have had bouts of writer's block & of 'cold feet' on various creative endeavors, & it is miserable.

Posted by: Adriane the Chronologically Offset Critic ... at February 11, 2019 10:26 PM (LPnfS)

239

OK Hordelings, it's bedtime for Bonzo.

Y'all try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2019 10:26 PM (HaL55)

240 > Michelle Obama wore this weird grey metallic pant suit to the grammy.

Looked like something out of an Ed Wood science fiction movie. And not one of his better efforts, either.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 11, 2019 10:27 PM (0OWcv)

241 >>>"Sounds like a high school paper that got a low mark."

LMAO!!!

Bless this man. One of a kind.

Posted by: Max Power at February 11, 2019 10:27 PM (q177U)

242 Michelle Obama wore this weird grey metallic pant suit to the grammy. So very unflattering.
Posted by: IC
--------

After the fish-scale hooker boots, everything is ho-hum.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at February 11, 2019 10:27 PM (/dN1M)

243 Michelle Obama is living proof that all the money in the world cannot buy you good taste.

Or a small caboose

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2019 10:27 PM (Y+V3r)

244 Sounds like Donny Two Scoops is finishing up.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 11, 2019 10:27 PM (8iiMU)

245 Trump throwing down the gauntlet again on socialism. He's saying it to the whole world, America will never be a socialist country. Oh man, that's one of his campaign themes. He's going to batter the dems on it between now and 2020.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 11, 2019 10:27 PM (zmIJL)

246 No one as advanced and superior as a Tesla driver could ever leave a dog in a car.

And, WTF about the children? They just die in their car seats?

Posted by: Avenger at February 11, 2019 10:27 PM (Bwqq4)

247 Zettai, bunch of slutty Tina Turner wannabees-but-never-willbees giving tonguebaths to each other

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 11, 2019 10:24 PM


Oh... So, an awards show programme, then? I think I read something about it, though!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 11, 2019 10:28 PM (CLcKT)

248 hah, the 'Shallow' song I know was Catherine Wheel's.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 11, 2019 10:28 PM (ykYG2)

249 Tod, in German, is death.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 11, 2019 10:28 PM (m45I2)

250


Todd-AO

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 11, 2019 10:28 PM (aKsyK)

251 PDT KILLING it now

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2019 10:28 PM (Y+V3r)

252
Thank Christ for Donald Trump.

Long Live President Trump.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 11, 2019 10:28 PM (BPK9o)

253 IC, I don't understand why no one tells Michelle the truth about what is flattering for her body type. She wears crazy stuff and we all have to pretend she looks as good as Melania would in the same thing. It is emperor's clothes madness.

Glad I stopped watching the Grammy years ago. Why they though trotting her out was appropriate for a music awards show I don't know.

Posted by: LizLem at February 11, 2019 10:28 PM (hvf9s)

254 It's been seven years since Whitney Houston died? Ugh.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at February 11, 2019 10:28 PM (K9ExW)

255 229
I never did like Todd.



Posted by: IrishEi

I've always liked you.

Posted by: Todd at February 11, 2019 10:29 PM (yFncY)

256 Looked like something out of an Ed Wood science fiction movie. And not one of his better efforts, either.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

I saw that - Robbie Robot was jealous!

Posted by: Boswell at February 11, 2019 10:29 PM (32YRo)

257 Somebody needs to give Mooch an Affirmation Banana. She always has That Look on her face.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 11, 2019 10:29 PM (zmIJL)

258 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 11, 2019 10:29 PM (ATMED)

259 After the fish-scale hooker boots, everything is ho-hum.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at February 11, 2019 10:27 PM (/dN1M)

No shit

Posted by: Zombie Gianni Versace at February 11, 2019 10:29 PM (aA3+G)

260 MisHum, yup.
Maybe I can take my schtick to Fox... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 11, 2019 10:29 PM (miE9U)

261 Come and take it!

Posted by: IrishEi at February 11, 2019 10:30 PM (NtglE)

262 257
Somebody needs to give Mooch an Affirmation Banana. She always has That Look on her face.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 11, 2019 10:29 PM (zmIJL)

OMG.
Ok, I LOLed.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 11, 2019 10:30 PM (8iiMU)

263 I think when Trump retires from the Presidency, he goes to Texas.

Posted by: blaster at February 11, 2019 10:30 PM (ZfRYq)

264 Michelle Obama wore this weird grey metallic pant suit to the grammy. So very unflattering.

Posted by: IC at February 11, 2019 10:24 PM


A panzersuit?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 11, 2019 10:30 PM (CLcKT)

265 Well, if we're never going to be a socialist country we need to win The War of the Wall.


Might as well capitalize it.

Posted by: eleven at February 11, 2019 10:30 PM (NLLmE)

266 245 Trump throwing down the gauntlet again on socialism. He's saying it to the whole world, America will never be a socialist country. Oh man, that's one of his campaign themes. He's going to batter the dems on it between now and 2020.
Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 11, 2019 10:27 PM (zmIJL)


Ever notice how the Republicans have been strangely silent on that topic for years?

Posted by: rickl at February 11, 2019 10:30 PM (sdi6R)

267 253 IC, I don't understand why no one tells Michelle the truth about what is flattering for her body type. She wears crazy stuff and we all have to pretend she looks as good as Melania would in the same thing. It is emperor's clothes madness.

Glad I stopped watching the Grammy years ago. Why they though trotting her out was appropriate for a music awards show I don't know.
Posted by: LizLem at February 11, 2019 10:28 PM (hvf9s)


I hear the Good Year Blimp can be leased for a reasonable fee

Posted by: Zombie Gianni Versace at February 11, 2019 10:30 PM (aA3+G)

268 We have a few employees named Todd. They're stellar.
CNN

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 11, 2019 10:30 PM (zmIJL)

269 Just warming up the re-election machine, taking it out for a few laps.

Whada think, Kamaltoe, wanna race ?

Posted by: PDJT at February 11, 2019 10:31 PM (RZ6R1)

270 Mooch isn't dressed, she's upholstered.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 11, 2019 10:31 PM (zmIJL)

271 I saw Affirmation Banana open for The Flying Monkeys at the Chicago Amphitheater in 1982.


Posted by: random stoner in the 80s at February 11, 2019 10:31 PM (8iiMU)

272 *noogie*

Posted by: Todd DiLaMuca at February 11, 2019 10:31 PM (zCabI)

273 You guys just keep it up and I'll introduce you to my friends, the Pinkertons.

Posted by: Todd at February 11, 2019 10:31 PM (fZcn6)

274 he doesn't stutter when he says God.

Posted by: booknlass at February 11, 2019 10:32 PM (xIKXj)

275 Mooch isn't dressed, she's upholstered.
Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey



hah

Posted by: eleven at February 11, 2019 10:32 PM (NLLmE)

276 It's Affirmtion Apples that the Duchess gave out, dammit! Fake News on the bananas.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 11, 2019 10:32 PM (zmIJL)

277 A pervy old sod, Todd
was seen as quite odd,
deep in his liquor,
the barmaid he licked her
winkin', blinkin', and nod.

Posted by: Call me Deacon Bleau at February 11, 2019 10:32 PM (0x00j)

278
Well, if we're never going to be a socialist country we need to win The War of the Wall.

Listened to about 15 minutes of Michael Savage show today. He thinks the Wall will kill the Trump presidency. He claims "Hannity and Limbaugh" are forcing him into it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 11, 2019 10:32 PM (aKsyK)

279 This speech is wonderful. Deeply moving.

Posted by: Reggie1971 at February 11, 2019 10:32 PM (OHZm8)

280 Well, that's all for this old gal. Time to make the donuts comes early here in NE GA.

Goodnight!

Posted by: ALH at February 11, 2019 10:32 PM (vBjuR)

281 You get what you need.

Posted by: Mick Jagger at February 11, 2019 10:33 PM (8iiMU)

282 you can't

always get

what ;you want.....

Posted by: booknlass at February 11, 2019 10:33 PM (xIKXj)

283 @107
Vegitarianism may be ethically superior, for certain ethical systems, but biologically it's not how humans are wired or developed.

We developed our large brains precisely because of our ability to eat plant and animal based food.
Our brains have massive stores of cholesterol which they need to function and that source of cholesterol can only be derived from animal based diets.

In fact forced veganism in children is tantamount to child abuse.

Posted by: John The Savage at February 11, 2019 10:33 PM (Qvp9V)

284 I've always liked you.
Posted by: Todd at February 11, 2019 10:29 PM
~~~~~

Aw, shucks.

😉

Posted by: IrishEi at February 11, 2019 10:33 PM (NtglE)

285
Trump throwing down the gauntlet again on socialism. He's saying it to the whole world, America will never be a socialist country.

Democrats respond:

1) "We're not socialists!"
2) "What about Europe?"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 11, 2019 10:33 PM (LsBY9)

286 That was one helluva wrap up. He is an awesome speaker.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 11, 2019 10:33 PM (ffYR/)

287
Savage is still on the radio?
He's a big fraud, too.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 11, 2019 10:33 PM (BPK9o)

288 280 Well, that's all for this old gal. Time to make the donuts comes early here in NE GA.

Goodnight!
Posted by: ALH at February 11, 2019 10:32 PM (vBjuR)

I'll help

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2019 10:34 PM (aA3+G)

289 264 Michelle Obama wore this weird grey metallic pant suit to the grammy. So very unflattering.

Posted by: IC at February 11, 2019 10:24 PM

The best I've ever seen Moochelle look is in that pic with Coonman.

Posted by: REDACTED at February 11, 2019 10:34 PM (RZ6R1)

290 Maybe "Todd" is Chuck. Hard to believe that "guy" gets a Sunday show.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 11, 2019 10:34 PM (PUmDY)

291 Thank you, Adriane the Chronologically Offset Critic.
Things work out, because they are things and can be adapted to be other things.
Best of luck to you in your current and future projects.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 11, 2019 10:35 PM (l9m7l)

292 Here's a surprise of the fuckin' century:

https://twitter.com/RobElgasABC7/status/1095161974009286656

UPDATE: After Jussie Smollett turned over "limited & redacted" phone records, Chicago police spokesman @AJGuglielmi tells @ABC7Chicago "We are very appreciative of the victim's cooperation however the records provided do not meet the burden for a criminal investigation..."

Posted by: Thrawn at February 11, 2019 10:35 PM (Ta69/)

293 This is rather cruel, but when it comes to fashion I don't mind getting catty. Who wore it better: Michelle Obama or a toilet?

https://tinyurl.com/y6ppgenk

Posted by: LizLem at February 11, 2019 10:35 PM (hvf9s)

294 I'm out. Later, all.

Endeavour to persevere.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 11, 2019 10:35 PM (m45I2)

295 287

Savage is still on the radio?
He's a big fraud, too.



Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 11, 2019 10:33 PM (BPK9o)

He runs hot and cold for me.
He's either completely fucking loony, or he makes a bit of sense.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 11, 2019 10:35 PM (8iiMU)

296 Mooch isn't dressed, she's upholstered.
Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 11, 2019 10:31 PM
~~~~~

Hahaha. Good one!

Posted by: IrishEi at February 11, 2019 10:36 PM (NtglE)

297
BeckChas, how have you been doing? Hope you don't mind my asking.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 11, 2019 10:36 PM (LsBY9)

298 David Bowie was at the Alamo?

The facts I learn at these Trump rallies!

Posted by: LizLem at February 11, 2019 10:36 PM (hvf9s)

299 He runs hot and cold for me.
He's either completely fucking loony, or he makes a bit of sense.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt



Another Glenn Beck?

Posted by: eleven at February 11, 2019 10:36 PM (NLLmE)

300 We are "lapping the world." Holy crap.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 11, 2019 10:37 PM (PUmDY)

301 299
He runs hot and cold for me.

He's either completely fucking loony, or he makes a bit of sense.



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt





Another Glenn Beck?

Posted by: eleven at February 11, 2019 10:36 PM (NLLmE)

More of a bitter crank.
LOL

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 11, 2019 10:37 PM (8iiMU)

302
He runs hot and cold for me.
He's either completely fucking loony, or he makes a bit of sense.
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt


That's why I give him a try from time to time.
Unfortunately he trashes other hosts too often.
Even claims Limbaugh steals his ideas. Crazy, man.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 11, 2019 10:37 PM (aKsyK)

303 David Bowie was at the Alamo?



The facts I learn at these Trump rallies!

Posted by: LizLem at February 11, 2019 10:36 PM (hvf9s)

Yes, with Sonny Crockett.

Posted by: Mark1971 at February 11, 2019 10:38 PM (xPl2J)

304 David Bowie was at the Alamo?

The facts I learn at these Trump rallies!
Posted by: LizLem
--------

Little known quote - "I'm going to Liverpool, the rest of you can go to hell."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at February 11, 2019 10:38 PM (2qPhT)

305 >> David Bowie was at the Alamo?


Yep. He was the third to go down, too.

...some guy named Todd had the watch that night.

Posted by: garrett at February 11, 2019 10:38 PM (/wAOm)

306 The toilet wore it better.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 11, 2019 10:38 PM (zmIJL)

307 >>He runs hot and cold for me.


Hot Lovin' Every Night

Whoa - Oh!

Posted by: Huey Lewis at February 11, 2019 10:39 PM (/wAOm)

308 Bowie wrote Panic in Detroit after defending the Alamo.


Little known fact.

Posted by: eleven at February 11, 2019 10:39 PM (NLLmE)

309 It's Affirmtion Apples that the Duchess gave out, dammit! Fake News on the bananas.
Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 11, 2019 10:32 PM (zmIJL)


*shrug*

Whatever.

Posted by: CNN at February 11, 2019 10:39 PM (t+qrx)

310 All the young dudes at the Alamo.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 11, 2019 10:40 PM (aKsyK)

311 Everybody thinks it was the mob, but really it was a guy from the liquor store who told me he hated my last name, right before he murdered me.

Posted by: Thelma Todd at February 11, 2019 10:40 PM (zmIJL)

312 Went to a friend's house last night to check on him, as he wasn't answering his phone. He was a raging alcoholic. Found him dead. Sucks.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2019 10:40 PM (hbLQn)

313 In the basement.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 11, 2019 10:40 PM (PUmDY)

314 Joan Rivers made joke about herself when discussing Whitney Houston saying she wouldn't have drowned in the bathtub as she's so dry that it would have soaked up all the bath water.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 11, 2019 10:41 PM (2DOZq)

315 >>Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2019 10:40 PM (hbLQn)


Sorry to hear that, man.

Posted by: garrett at February 11, 2019 10:41 PM (/wAOm)

316 Who wore it better: Michelle Obama or a toilet?

She needed to fire people.

Posted by: t-bird at February 11, 2019 10:41 PM (jOEDM)

317 Went to a friend's house last night to check on him, as he wasn't answering his phone. He was a raging alcoholic. Found him dead. Sucks.
Posted by: model_1066



Damn.

Posted by: eleven at February 11, 2019 10:41 PM (NLLmE)

318 Whatever.
Posted by: CNN at February 11, 2019 10:39 PM

Whatever, Jennifer.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 11, 2019 10:41 PM (zmIJL)

319 model_1066,
Sorry about your friend.

Posted by: lin-duh at February 11, 2019 10:41 PM (kufk0)

320 SCIENCE! ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1095036795488796672

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1095036887205597185

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1095036978414972928

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1095037070379225088

Posted by: kbdabear at February 11, 2019 10:41 PM (0Ntuf)

321 At least Savage has some interesting stories instead of the crying former drunk.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2019 10:42 PM (aA3+G)

322 Apparently Dave liked to show underage girls his Arkansas Toothpick after Spiders of Mars gigs.

Posted by: Call me Deacon Bleau at February 11, 2019 10:42 PM (0x00j)

323 Went to a friend's house last night to check on him, as he wasn't answering his phone. He was a raging alcoholic. Found him dead. Sucks.
Posted by: model_1066
---------

Very sorry to learn it. One doesn't forget things like that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at February 11, 2019 10:42 PM (fZcn6)

324 Hmmm. Upholstered toilets. I must confess, that is something that I had not considered. But I'm skeptical. I don't think my wife will go for it.

Posted by: CyberCipher at February 11, 2019 10:42 PM (p6WoB)

325 More SCIENCE! ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1095037175119392775

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1095037290534060032

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1095037404774322176

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1095037508516265985

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1095037606725857280

Posted by: kbdabear at February 11, 2019 10:43 PM (0Ntuf)

326 I'd be interested if there's some sort of data on what type of cars pets and babies are left in most often. It wasn't until I read that thing I realized that I've seen more Tesla's with dogs in parking lots than maybe any other car (could be because I can't see them in blacked out SUV's).


But Tesla's are ubiquitous in the SF bay area, and apparently, functioning brakes and turn signals are a very pricey option nobody gets.

Posted by: clutch cargo at February 11, 2019 10:43 PM (sLicW)

327
Who wore it better: Michelle Obama or a toilet?

Nobody wore it better. Makes me feel sad for the rest.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 11, 2019 10:43 PM (aKsyK)

328 Pretty cool story about how Bowie gave All the Young Dudes to Mott because he heard they were breaking up.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 11, 2019 10:43 PM (PUmDY)

329 Went to a friend's house last night to check on him, as he wasn't answering his phone. He was a raging alcoholic. Found him dead. Sucks.
Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2019 10:40 PM (hbLQn)


I wish I could adequately express how sorry I am to hear that.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 11, 2019 10:43 PM (t+qrx)

330 29 Bogus Raisin Road. Huh.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 11, 2019 09:49 PM (t+qrx)



Rogus Raisin Road? Rut-roh Raggy!!

Posted by: Scooby Doo! at February 11, 2019 10:43 PM (4A5fG)

331 hah, the 'Shallow' song I know was Catherine Wheel's.

Posted by: boulder

It's Todd's now, suckas! Lady Todda's singing that sweet sweet smoky tune down at Bevmo right now...eat it SavMor!

Posted by: Boswell at February 11, 2019 10:43 PM (32YRo)

332 Wow, that does suck. Remember, there is nothing you could have done to change things, and you're a good friend for checking on him.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 11, 2019 10:43 PM (Rz2Nc)

333 Went to a friend's house last night to check on him, as he wasn't answering his phone.

Had the same. Fortunately, the police had stickered his door closed. Still had to go in later to clean up.

Posted by: t-bird at February 11, 2019 10:43 PM (n/eZB)

334 Model, that is rough. I am glad you cared enough to check on him. But I'm sorry you had to be the first on the scene.

Posted by: LizLem at February 11, 2019 10:44 PM (hvf9s)

335

Maybe Tesla owners are more likely to own pets than have children?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 11, 2019 10:44 PM (aKsyK)

336 Jussie Smollett's neighbors seem to be saying he is full of shit....

Probably a couple condoms stuffed up there. That'll block the ol' plumbing.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 11, 2019 10:44 PM (ykYG2)

337 311
Everybody thinks it was the mob, but really it was a guy from the liquor
store who told me he hated my last name, right before he murdered me.

Posted by: Thelma Todd
Serious hat tip.

Posted by: Vertov at February 11, 2019 10:44 PM (98pFy)

338 Wow. Here's a partial picture of the people who didn't make it into the rally:

https://twitter.com/SebGorka/status/1095164129122357248

Golden Eagle still killing it.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 11, 2019 10:44 PM (NtglE)

339 wow, model, i'm so sorry.

Posted by: booknlass at February 11, 2019 10:46 PM (xIKXj)

340 Are you Pixy-banned?

No, just have a lot going on. Trying to acquire new IT skills so I can get out of what's becoming a dead-end career. I'm at that awkward stage for most employers, though. Too old to hire, too young to retire.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at February 11, 2019 10:46 PM (0bu2O)

341 model_1066, sorry about your discovery and loss.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2019 10:46 PM (aA3+G)

342 Wow. Here's a partial picture of the people who didn't make it into the rally:

https://twitter.com/SebGorka/status/1095164129122357248

Golden Eagle still killing it.
Posted by: IrishEi


Wow.

Posted by: eleven at February 11, 2019 10:47 PM (NLLmE)

343 You can pass all the laws you want about lying to Congress and they will be meaningless until they are applied to everyone with the same force. This is the heart of equal protection and it does not exist presently. Unfortunately none of our public servants are interested in serving the public interest, rather they are interested in serving their pecuniary /or political interests.

Posted by: Locke Common at February 11, 2019 10:47 PM (Ry2UI)

344 Maybe Tesla owners are more likely to own pets than have children?

Just Elon Musk solving a problem ostentatiously. Tesla owners pay somebody else to take the dog somewhere.

Posted by: t-bird at February 11, 2019 10:48 PM (f6lTY)

345 Too old to hire, too young to retire.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned



I'm stuck there too.

Posted by: eleven at February 11, 2019 10:48 PM (NLLmE)

346 To be fair, my discovery wasn't exactly a surprise. But then again, he wasn't even 40...

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2019 10:48 PM (hbLQn)

347 Yep. He was the third to go down, too.

...some guy named Todd had the watch that night.

Posted by: garrett

Okay - I came for the Ziggy Star Dust references but stayed for the Todd jokes!

Posted by: Boswell at February 11, 2019 10:48 PM (32YRo)

348 Jonah Goldberg's wife is not as good in bed as you might think. Might be becaue of creepy Jonah being in the room.
___
Oh yes, I remember her, the Paolo said that if she wanted to invite her girlfriends she could....but Jonah does not count even if he wears the, how do you call it? Oh yes the French maid outfit.


She cried and cried and cried.


But the Paolo, he has standards.

Posted by: The Paulo at February 11, 2019 10:49 PM (cRkMZ)

349

Next years models will let you perform your own abortion in the back seat! And wait 'till the self driving version comes out!

Posted by: Musky Elon at February 11, 2019 10:49 PM (UFLLM)

350 The NJ governor looks...odd...creepy...weird...makes my skin crawl...
So glad I have no need to go to NJ anymore. {{{shudders}}}

Posted by: lin-duh at February 11, 2019 09:49 PM (kufk0)

He'd make a very believable pedophile in a movie.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2019 10:50 PM (nPGq2)

351 Todd, I'm Only Dancing.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 11, 2019 10:50 PM (PUmDY)

352 >>Todd, I'm Only Dancing.


That's good.

Posted by: garrett at February 11, 2019 10:51 PM (/wAOm)

353 Jussie turned over some phone info (?) but the police have said it's useless as far as the investigation goes. His excuse for not turning the phone over to police for a few hours? He can't be without his phone for a few hours. Might miss that big-time movie offer!

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 11, 2019 10:51 PM (zmIJL)

354 Model, very sorry to hear that. I hope nobody is beating themselves up about not doing more to help avoid this, because an alcoholic is ultimately the only person that can choose to help themselves or not.

I will pray for him regardless.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 11, 2019 10:51 PM (ffYR/)

355 Ok my lovelies, I am off to write and then get ready for bed. Everyone have a good evening! Except Todd. He knows why.

Posted by: LizLem at February 11, 2019 10:52 PM (hvf9s)

356
Toddpeople, Putting Out Fires with Vaseline...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at February 11, 2019 10:52 PM (UFLLM)

357 Hey if socialism is so bad, why does every president for life pick it as their economy system?

ANSWER IF YOU DARE WINGNUTS!

Posted by: Some lefty at February 11, 2019 10:52 PM (cRkMZ)

358 353 Jussie turned over some phone info (?) but the police have said it's useless as far as the investigation goes. His excuse for not turning the phone over to police for a few hours? He can't be without his phone for a few hours. Might miss that big-time movie offer!
Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 11, 2019 10:51 PM (zmIJL)

Thats a lie, I use it for an impromptu dildo on occasion

Posted by: Jussie The Butt Boi at February 11, 2019 10:53 PM (aA3+G)

359 off sock, off

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2019 10:55 PM (aA3+G)

360 I only fear Black Maria.

Posted by: Todd at February 11, 2019 10:55 PM (2qPhT)

361 Next years models will let you perform your own abortion in the back seat! And wait 'till the self driving version comes out!
Posted by: Musky Elon at February 11, 2019 10:49 PM

If they're conceived in the back seat, might as well take 'em out in the back seat too.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 11, 2019 10:55 PM (zmIJL)

362 22 I want to be wherever that first picture is. I'm so sick of winter.
Posted by: Jewells45 at February 11, 2019 09:47 PM (dUJdY)

++c

Me, too.
I am tired of cold feet, tired of being tired, tired of many layers of clothes and still being cold...

I'm glad I listened to the Whitney clip. Thank you for posting it, MisHum. I had forgotten what a wonderful singer she was. RIP.

Posted by: Flyover at February 11, 2019 10:55 PM (B5K06)

363 @ model 1066.


You were his friend till the end, provably so.

Much honor and much respect to you, sir.

Still... my sincere condolences as to both your loss, and the circumstances of your discovery.

May his eternal rest, be in peace.

And may you rest easy, knowing that you were there when it counted, and were not found lacking.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 11, 2019 10:56 PM (QzJWU)

364 Too old to hire, too young to retire.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned

I'm stuck there too.
Posted by: eleven at February 11, 2019 10:48 PM (NLLmE)

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

At 29 + 27, this what I am finding as well. It is like I don't even exist to employers.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 11, 2019 10:56 PM (ffYR/)

365 I like Black Maria, I like the whole lp.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 11, 2019 10:56 PM (PUmDY)

366 Hey if socialism is so bad, why does every president for life pick it as their economy system?
--

The economic system of choice for discerning totalitarians everywhere.

Posted by: Todd at February 11, 2019 10:56 PM (4bd7D)

367 Went to a friend's house last night to check on him, as he wasn't answering his phone. He was a raging alcoholic. Found him dead. Sucks.
Posted by: model_1066
~~~~~

Very sorry, model.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 11, 2019 10:57 PM (NtglE)

368 I like Black Maria, I like the whole lp.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie
-----

Lessee...1972, so, 47 years ago. You're not 29, are you?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at February 11, 2019 10:58 PM (4bd7D)

369 I feel sorry for the driver of the vehicle hit by the snow boarder.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 11, 2019 10:02 PM (uquGJ)

Why? He or she gets to put an awesome sticker on the driver's door.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2019 10:59 PM (nPGq2)

370 Shades of Clinton:

Ralph Northam Will Launch A "Listening Tour" About Race Amid Blackface Scandal

-
If they're going to go full Clinton, maybe Fairfux will go on a listening tour, too.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 11, 2019 10:59 PM (+y/Ru)

371 Evening all

Posted by: thathalfrican - GOOD at February 11, 2019 10:59 PM (IYHxL)

372
Too old to hire, too young to retire.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned



I'm stuck there too.

Posted by: eleven at February 11, 2019 10:48 PM (NLLmE)



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



At 29 + 27, this what I am finding as well. It is like I don't even exist to employers.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 11, 2019 10:56 PM

On the positive side, you're never too old to rock 'n' roll, if you're too young to die!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 11, 2019 10:59 PM (CLcKT)

373 ...Why? He or she gets to put an awesome sticker on the driver's door.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2019 10:59 PM (nPGq2)



Four more, and he's an Ace.

Bonus: I wanna see the State Farm "seen that, covered that" commercial on this one in their series of ads!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 11, 2019 11:00 PM (QzJWU)

374 To be fair, my discovery wasn't exactly a surprise. But then again, he wasn't even 40...
Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2019 10:48 PM (hbLQn)

Sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 11, 2019 11:01 PM (Rz2Nc)

375 365 I like Black Maria, I like the whole lp.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 11, 2019 10:56 PM (PUmDY)


The original double LP Something/Anything was cool.

And although Todd is a super leftie I like his stuff. Sorry Backwards Boy. Most shit I like is performed by lefties, not everyone is Ted Nugent.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2019 11:01 PM (aA3+G)

376 Go find someone whose perspective has been buried or ignored and listen to them, raise up their voice.

You know, just because it's marginalized doesn't mean it is *good*. Sometimes voices are marginalized because they're dangerous, or stupid, or without a point.
Try your own advice, sweetcheeks.

Posted by: GWB at February 11, 2019 11:02 PM (Od0u9)

377 Somebody needs to give Mooch an Affirmation Banana. She always has That Look on her face.
An inscribed apple/banana from Duchess Sparkle Markle.
I saw a picture of Mooch posing with the McCourty twins from the Patriots and she dwarfed them in size.

model_1066, very sorry about your friend, but I'm glad you are the type of friend who checks in on people, many raging alcoholics probably don't have many people who care and worry about them.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at February 11, 2019 11:02 PM (f8dwL)

378 114 100 Jersey has got to be one of the most creative states when it comes to taxing and fees.

It is also one of the few states, maybe the only, that makes car owners register their car, EVERY GODDAMNED YEAR.

I hate this state.
And Phil Murphy looks like Fire Marshall Bill.
Clown.
Posted by: John The Savage at February 11, 2019 10:03 PM (Qvp9V)


WI does,

MI from what I heard hits you up every year on your birthday.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2019 10:04 PM (aA3+G)
+++

Indiana, you have to renew every year, and inspections every other year.

Posted by: Flyover at February 11, 2019 11:03 PM (B5K06)

379 Sorry for your loss, model_1066.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 11, 2019 11:03 PM (dsz+/)

380 Someday, I shall master the fine art of formatting on this fine, glorious blog!

Today is not that day...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 11, 2019 11:04 PM (CLcKT)

381 I am the Todd of Hellfire, and I bring you... Fire!

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 11, 2019 11:04 PM (RuIsu)

382 model_1066 at February 11, 2019 10:40 PM (hbLQn)

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your friend.

Posted by: Adriane the Chronologically Offset Critic ... at February 11, 2019 11:05 PM (LPnfS)

383 MH, I Saw the Light is awesome.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 11, 2019 11:05 PM (PUmDY)

384 "Michelle Obama wore this weird grey metallic pant suit to the grammy. So very unflattering."

Designed by Todd.

Posted by: davidt at February 11, 2019 11:07 PM (MI74Q)

385
Indiana, you have to renew every year, and inspections every other year.
Posted by: Flyover


There aren't any inspections where I live in Indiana.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 11, 2019 11:07 PM (aKsyK)

386

"Does America owe the world?"

Not one fucking cent.

Posted by: Irongrampa at February 11, 2019 11:07 PM (S/hVx)

387 I am the Todd of Hellfire, and I bring you... Fire!

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 11, 2019 11:04 PM


*snort

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 11, 2019 11:07 PM (CLcKT)

388 114 100 Jersey has got to be one of the most creative states when it comes to taxing and fees.

It is also one of the few states, maybe the only, that makes car owners register their car, EVERY GODDAMNED YEAR.

I hate this state.
And Phil Murphy looks like Fire Marshall Bill.
Clown.
Posted by: John The Savage at February 11, 2019 10:03 PM (Qvp9V)


WI does,

MI from what I heard hits you up every year on your birthday.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2019 10:04 PM (aA3+G)
+++

Indiana, you have to renew every year, and inspections every other year.
Posted by: Flyover at February 11, 2019 11:03 PM (B5K06)

Cars in Ohio are every year, they do have a two year option now. Boats are every three years.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 11, 2019 11:07 PM (Rz2Nc)

389 Someday, I shall master the fine art of formatting on this fine, glorious blog!

Today is not that day...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto



Endeavor to persevere.

Posted by: eleven at February 11, 2019 11:07 PM (NLLmE)

390 Very sorry model. Alchoholics and addicts make their own decisions. Don't blame youself.

Posted by: usntakim profoundly deplorable at February 11, 2019 11:08 PM (0OmEj)

391 Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 11, 2019 11:05 PM (PUmDY)

We enjoy a lot of the same music.

It Takes Two to Tango (This Is for the Girls) & Couldn't I Just Tell You

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2019 11:09 PM (aA3+G)

392 And although Todd is a super leftie I like his stuff. Sorry Backwards Boy. Most shit I like is performed by lefties, not everyone is Ted Nugent."

Everything would be fine if we went back to treating musicians the way they were treated in the middle ages. They were background entertainment, if they pleased you could throw them a bone or two, and if there was a famine they would be the first into the cooking pots.

Nobody worried about what they thought, because no one cared what they thought. The Good Old Days.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2019 11:09 PM (V2Yro)

393 America might owe the French. A little.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 11, 2019 11:09 PM (ykYG2)

394 "Does America owe the world?"

Not one fucking cent.
Posted by: Irongrampa at February 11, 2019 11:07 PM (S/hVx


Amen, IG

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2019 11:10 PM (aA3+G)

395 America might owe the French. A little.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo
----------

That bill has been paid.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at February 11, 2019 11:10 PM (KoKdw)

396 393 America might owe the French. A little.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 11, 2019 11:09 PM (ykYG2)

I think WWI, WWII and Viet Fucking Nam makes it up to the french

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2019 11:10 PM (aA3+G)

397
America might owe the French. A little.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo


Lafayette, we were there.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 11, 2019 11:11 PM (aKsyK)

398 America might owe the French. A little.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo


The France that doesn't speak German?

Posted by: eleven at February 11, 2019 11:11 PM (NLLmE)

399 "Does America owe the world?"

Not one fucking cent.
Posted by: Irongrampa at February 11, 2019 11:07 PM (S/hVx)

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

QFT. If anything, we are owed trillions.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 11, 2019 11:11 PM (ffYR/)

400 I had a friend named Todd while growing up. Of course we all called him Toad.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2019 11:12 PM (V2Yro)

401 and maybe try listening from now on



How have we NOT listened? They scream at us incessantly. And they still make no sense and are powered entirely upon hysteria and emotion.

The reason they are marginalized is that they have no ideas worth pursuing.

If "marginalized" folks' ideas were worth a shit, we would have exploited the hell out of them years ago.

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 11, 2019 11:12 PM (jMw46)

402
America might owe the French. A little.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo

The France that doesn't speak German?
Posted by: eleven


If it weren't for the French we would be speaking English.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 11, 2019 11:12 PM (aKsyK)

403 And, WTF about the children? They just die in their car seats?

Posted by: Avenger at February 11, 2019 10:27 PM (Bwqq4)

Not if they learn to bark like Scruffy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2019 11:12 PM (nPGq2)

404 America does not owe the world. We have given the world more tbhan any nation in history.

Posted by: usntakim profoundly deplorable at February 11, 2019 11:12 PM (0OmEj)

405 I think WWI, WWII and Viet Fucking Nam makes it up to the french
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2019 11:10 PM (aA3+G)

Yes, I think that should do it, especially since their interest was screwing the British more than helping the revolution.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 11, 2019 11:13 PM (Rz2Nc)

406 These sorts of bullshit questions really bother me. There's never any historical information about slavery and how many other countries also had slaves at the time. And there certainly isn't any discussion or acknowledgement about the slavery that's still happening today.

All we ever hear is "AmericaBad." It's beyond tiresome and banal: it's intellectually dishonest as all hell.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2019 09:58 PM (HaL55)

^THIS

Posted by: Jade Sea at February 11, 2019 11:13 PM (p020k)

407 I think WWI, WWII and Viet Fucking Nam makes it up to the french

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 11, 2019 11:10 PM


I'd forgotten about French Indo-China... Thanks, MisHum!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 11, 2019 11:13 PM (CLcKT)

408 America might owe the French. A little.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo

The France that doesn't speak German?
Posted by: eleven

If it weren't for the French we would be speaking English.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.



I know. Chilling to contemplate.

Posted by: eleven at February 11, 2019 11:13 PM (NLLmE)

409 403 And, WTF about the children? They just die in their car seats?

Posted by: Avenger at February 11, 2019 10:27 PM (Bwqq4)

Not if they learn to bark like Scruffy.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2019 11:12 PM (nPGq2)


People with children cannot afford those cars.

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 11, 2019 11:13 PM (jMw46)

410 What in Todd's name is going on around here?

Posted by: JuJuBee at February 11, 2019 11:14 PM (L31Sa)

411 Todd is French. 'Nuff said.

Posted by: davidt at February 11, 2019 11:14 PM (MI74Q)

412 Go find someone whose perspective has been buried or ignored and listen to them, raise up their voice.

Some people's perspective SHOULD be buried or ignored. Leda Fisher's leaps to mind in this connection.

To all the Chrises, Ryans, Olivers, and Seans out there, I encourage you to critically examine where your viewpoints come from, read a text that challenges you without looking for reasons to dismiss it, and maybe try listening from now on

Read a text? From an ethnicity that never developed writing, perchance?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 11, 2019 11:15 PM (YqDXo)

413 You know who ended slavery, worldwide?

White Christian men, that's who, and at no small cost.

If it still exists in some remote pockets, it is nonetheless banned in the civilized world.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at February 11, 2019 11:16 PM (KoKdw)

414 There aren't any inspections where I live in Indiana.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 11, 2019 11:07 PM (aKsyK)
+++
DMV.org :
Summary: How to Register Your Vehicle in Indiana

Vehicles in Indiana can be registered online or in person. You'll need to be able to provide your title information, IN driver's license, proof of car insurance, and payment for your registration fee. Vehicle emissions inspections are required every 2 years, and new Indiana residents will need to have a VIN inspection completed.

Posted by: Flyover at February 11, 2019 11:16 PM (B5K06)

415 To all the Chrises, Ryans, Olivers, and Seans out there, I encourage you to critically examine where your viewpoints come from, read a text that challenges you without looking for reasons to dismiss it, and maybe try listening from now on

Read a text? From an ethnicity that never developed writing, perchance?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 11, 2019 11:15 PM (YqDXo)

Isn't the white guy that pretends he's black named Sean, I'll gladly stop listening to him.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 11, 2019 11:17 PM (Rz2Nc)

416 I'd forgotten about French Indo-China... Thanks, MisHum!


Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 11, 2019 11:13 PM


And I denounce myself for forgetting about that, or for thinking that I'd forgotten, or something...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 11, 2019 11:17 PM (CLcKT)

417 Imitation is the greatest form of flattery. Just ask Fake Meat. Liberia.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 11, 2019 11:17 PM (VNsf1)

418 191
Here in uber-Progressive Asheville, we already have a rain tax.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at February 11, 2019 10:18 PM (KoKdw)


Well I'll be damned, that's were Asheville Wannabe Roanoke got the idea.
Roanoke added the tax a few years ago to every property bill, and they even charged the tax on gravel driveways. Yes, permeable gravel was deemed to be "non-permeable". Lots of people were thinking of tearing up their asphalt driveways and putting down pea gravel to help with the runoff, but no, taxed the same.

Of course, nothing has been done to help with stormwater runoff since the 90's when the city got a Fed tax dollars to benchcut the river banks through town. Since that was done, the river hasn't gone over its banks even though all the streams and creeks that feed it were all way over their banks about 5 times last year.

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper learning to code at February 11, 2019 11:17 PM (fdTrp)

419 Condolences, model_1066

Posted by: franksalterego at February 11, 2019 11:18 PM (3cq8T)

420
Read a text? From an ethnicity that never developed writing, perchance?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


We must listen to their oral history which passes through the generations like the "telephone game" continually being mutated.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 11, 2019 11:18 PM (aKsyK)

421 To be fair, the French did okay in the Franco-Prussian war.


Hah! I crack myself up sometimes.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 11, 2019 11:18 PM (UGqF8)

422 To all the Chrises, Ryans, Olivers, and Seans Jamals, Antoines, Antwans, and Shaniquas out there, I encourage you to critically examine where your viewpoints come from, read a text that challenges you without looking for reasons to dismiss it, and maybe try listening from now on

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 11, 2019 11:18 PM (VNsf1)

423 The pollution of storm water comes from combined sewer outflows. The storm water is mixed with domestic sewage ant it all flows to the treatment works. During a heavy rain, the treatment works overflows, and raw sewage spills out into the waterways or ocean.

Posted by: Gridlock at February 11, 2019 11:19 PM (jXM9O)

424 We must listen to their oral history which passes through the generations like the "telephone game" continually being mutated.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 11, 2019 11:18 PM (aKsyK)


"Oral tradition" aka "bullshitting around a campfire."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 11, 2019 11:19 PM (VNsf1)

425 Went to a friend's house last night to check on him, as he wasn't answering his phone. He was a raging alcoholic. Found him dead. Sucks.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2019 10:40 PM (hbLQn)

Condolences to you.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2019 11:20 PM (nPGq2)

426 Went to a friend's house last night to check on him, as he wasn't
answering his phone. He was a raging alcoholic. Found him dead. Sucks.

Posted by: model_1066




So sorry.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 11, 2019 11:20 PM (imSgd)

427 Seems VA officials are willing to jettison African Americans for women voters. It actually makes sene in term of vote numbers.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 11, 2019 11:20 PM (PUmDY)

428
Posted by: Flyover at February 11, 2019 11:16 PM

I've lived in Indiana since 1977 and have never encountered any emission inspection station. Never even heard of them.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 11, 2019 11:21 PM (aKsyK)

429 Of course, nothing has been done to help with stormwater runoff since the 90's when the city got a Fed tax dollars to benchcut the river banks through town. Since that was done, the river hasn't gone over its banks even though all the streams and creeks that feed it were all way over their banks about 5 times last year.
Posted by: Ashley Judds
------------
The city never sees my runoff. It flows through a culvert maintained by the state, and thence to the French Broad.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at February 11, 2019 11:21 PM (KoKdw)

430 Good night for now denizens of the battles. Organization Todd never rests.

model 1066 condolences. my bil od'ed at age 44 on the same type of speedball that killed John Belushi.

Posted by: Call me Deacon Bleau at February 11, 2019 11:21 PM (0x00j)

431 We must listen to their oral history which passes through the generations like the "telephone game" continually being mutated.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 11, 2019 11:18 PM (aKsyK)


I loved the black leftist South African chick who specializes in "post-colonial African literature."

She could have saved herself a lot of work by specializing in "PRE-colonial African literature." Of which there was ... none.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 11, 2019 11:23 PM (VNsf1)

432 Except for the abottion stance.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 11, 2019 11:24 PM (PUmDY)

433

Wow, if Bob O'Rourke is a popular Democrat, I'd hate to be an unpopular Democrat.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 11, 2019 11:24 PM (BPK9o)

434 We've all heard of killers who say they killed because the voices in their heads told them to. Here's a variation. A student at Gallaudet University for the deaf claimed he killed two other students because he saw black gloves signing for him to do it. The jury didn't buy it.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 11, 2019 11:25 PM (+y/Ru)

435 Houston did that tax on water run off crap to fund flood control. Apparently the extra money didn't help.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 11, 2019 11:25 PM (2DOZq)

436 Posted by: Flyover at February 11, 2019 11:16 PM (B5K06)

I think you found one of those generic websites that troll for clicks. Look up the actual Indiana DMV, and you will discover something a bit different.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 11, 2019 11:25 PM (wYseH)

437 PDT is crouching tiger to these idiots.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 11, 2019 11:26 PM (PUmDY)

438 Kabuki meat. The other, other, no the other white meat.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 11, 2019 11:26 PM (t6MX/)

439 Vehicles in Indiana can be registered online or in person. You'll need to be able to provide your title information, IN driver's license, proof of car insurance, and payment for your registration fee. Vehicle emissions inspections are required every 2 years, and new Indiana residents will need to have a VIN inspection completed.

Posted by: Flyover at February 11, 2019 11:16 PM (B5K06)

It's my understanding that emissions inspections aren't nearly as invasive as vehicle inspections. In OH emmisons testing is done in urban areas.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 11, 2019 11:26 PM (Rz2Nc)

440 421 To be fair, the French did okay in the Franco-Prussian war.

Hah! I crack myself up sometimes.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 11, 2019 11:18 PM (UGqF


From Wiki: On 16 July 1870, the French parliament voted to declare war on Prussia and hostilities began three days later when French forces invaded German territory. ... Following the Siege of Paris, the capital fell on 28 January 1871,

Yeah, so the Frogs staved off abject defeat for six months. Probably a record for them.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 11, 2019 11:27 PM (VNsf1)

441 How are you folks tonight?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 11, 2019 11:27 PM (tY9JS)

442 Geez, I forgot to put all the Todds out there on my list.
Leda Fisher

Posted by: JuJuBee at February 11, 2019 11:27 PM (L31Sa)

443 Abortion

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 11, 2019 11:28 PM (PUmDY)

444 Yeah well Corolla, I'm a citizen too and its time i did wield a fucking pitchfork. Thats all these fascists understand.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'you only eat the ones you love' at February 11, 2019 11:28 PM (xcbew)

445
Those Anal Aperture Republicans are compromising with the Democrats on releasing illegal invaders??

Do these idiots know anything about Anything?

Am I to understand that we have Republicans in Congress right now not negotiating on the matter of tying ICE's hands and literally releasing dangerous foreign invaders onto the streets BUT HOW MANY dangerous foreign invaders ICE must release??


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 11, 2019 11:28 PM (BPK9o)

446 442 Geez, I forgot to put all the Todds out there on my list.
Leda Fisher
Posted by: JuJuBee at February 11, 2019 11:27 PM (L31Sa)


She also left out all the "Chads."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 11, 2019 11:28 PM (VNsf1)

447 Here's a thought:

Israel has a lot of world-class biologists and bioengineers. But they also hold an edge in this field because Israel has the loosest bioethics laws in the first world.

If you genetically graft a vulture to a hyena for an art installation about Hillary Clinton, and then sell the ungodly chimera to a laboratory that tests radioactive glow-in-the-dark rave makeup on animals, you're probably OK in Israel.

But even they have long standing and strict restrictions on abortion, and a flat-out ban on use of fetal tissue for research.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 11, 2019 11:28 PM (5aX2M)

448 Goodnight, Horde.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 11, 2019 11:29 PM (NtglE)

449 I am still giggling and enjoying the God Emperor Trump carnival float.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 11, 2019 11:30 PM (VaFXs)

450 Leda wants to hang all the Chads.

Posted by: JuJuBee at February 11, 2019 11:30 PM (L31Sa)

451
Imagine our Republican Cucks in the Knesset in Israel negotiating for peace with the palestinian savages.

Palestinians demand all Israelis leave immediately or die, and no more state of Israel.

Republican Cucks in Knesset would counter-offer with: Okay, but only HALF of Israelis leave Israel or die, and the state of Israel-Palestine is formed.


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 11, 2019 11:31 PM (BPK9o)

452 Yeah, so the Frogs staved off abject defeat for six months. Probably a record for them.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 11, 2019 11:27 PM (VNsf1)

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They were good against the Cathars.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 11, 2019 11:31 PM (UGqF8)

453 I had a car. His name was Todd. I loved Todd.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'you only eat the ones you love' at February 11, 2019 11:33 PM (xcbew)

454 it's typical that idiotic Gail whatshername doesn't know the difference between indentured servitude and slavery.

subtle differences are beyond so many halfwits.

IIRC, a person who wanted out of Europe badly could get passage and room and board by becoming indentured for 7 years. it was an arrangement. not slavery. am i wrong?

Posted by: booknlass at February 11, 2019 11:33 PM (xIKXj)

455 Yeah, so the Frogs staved off abject defeat for six months. Probably a record for them.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 11, 2019 11:27 PM (VNsf1)


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They were good against the Cathars.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 11, 2019 11:31 PM


Charles "The Hammer" Martel...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 11, 2019 11:33 PM (CLcKT)

456 Secretly Leda wants to bang all the Chads.

Posted by: JuJuBee at February 11, 2019 11:33 PM (L31Sa)

457 Jersey has got to be one of the most creative states when it comes to taxing and fees.

-
Reminds me of the old joke. The NJ Donk caucus is sitting around trying to figure how to raise revenue. Governor Murphy pleads, "Gentlemen, tax your imaginations!" " That's it!" the caucus responds.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 11, 2019 11:33 PM (+y/Ru)

458 Those Anal Aperture Republicans are compromising with the Democrats on releasing illegal invaders??

Do these idiots know anything about Anything?

Am I to understand that we have Republicans in Congress right now not negotiating on the matter of tying ICE's hands and literally releasing dangerous foreign invaders onto the streets BUT HOW MANY dangerous foreign invaders ICE must release??


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 11, 2019 11:28 PM (BPK9o)

Release them on Martha Vinyards and Hawaii.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 11, 2019 11:33 PM (Rz2Nc)

459 God Emperor Todd just doesn't have the same pizzazz.

Posted by: JuJuBee at February 11, 2019 11:35 PM (L31Sa)

460 My sock monkey is applauding.

Posted by: Publius Erectius Ignoramus (formerly functionally erect) at February 11, 2019 11:35 PM (qdINy)

461 453 I had a car. His name was Todd. I loved Todd.

.....

That commercial and its writers deserve a warm place in Hell.

Preferably in a room where they are forced to watch the She-Shed commercial on loop for eternity.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 11, 2019 11:35 PM (tY9JS)

462 Liberty Mutual ads are for the very stupid.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 11, 2019 11:35 PM (PUmDY)

463 They were good against the Cathars.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 11, 2019 11:31 PM (UGqF


But not so good against the ...
Romans
English (Crecy, Agincourt)
Germans
Muslims
British (French-Indian War, Napoleonic Wars)
Haitians
Mexicans
Germans (WWI)
Germans again (WWII)
Vietnamese
Algerians

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 11, 2019 11:35 PM (VNsf1)

464 421 To be fair, the French did okay in the Franco-Prussian war.


Hah! I crack myself up sometimes.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 11, 2019 11:18 PM (UGqF

Me too

Posted by: Not Todd at February 11, 2019 11:36 PM (aA3+G)

465 427
Seems VA officials are willing to jettison African Americans for women voters. It actually makes sene in term of vote numbers.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 11, 2019 11:20 PM (PUmDY)


They may want to check the demographics of Virginia. It has an above average percentage of African Americans. 20% of the population

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper learning to code at February 11, 2019 11:36 PM (fdTrp)

466 People with children cannot afford those cars.
Posted by: tcn in AK at February 11, 2019 11:13 PM (jMw46)

Well, shit. I thought they saved so much money on gas they could afford everything.

Posted by: Avenger at February 11, 2019 11:36 PM (Bwqq4)

467 You forgot the little war with Germany in which France lost Aslace and Lorraine.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 11, 2019 11:36 PM (VaFXs)

468 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 11, 2019 11:35 PM (tY9JS)


LMAO. Word, Clinger.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'you only eat the ones you love' at February 11, 2019 11:37 PM (xcbew)

469 For extra special Hellish torture, every Progressive commercial.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 11, 2019 11:38 PM (VaFXs)

470 Well, shit. I thought they saved so much money on gas they could afford everything.

Posted by: Avenger at February 11, 2019 11:36 PM (Bwqq4)

Not to mention that taxpayers subsidize the Teslas that the wealthy idiots buy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2019 11:38 PM (nPGq2)

471 They may want to check the demographics of Virginia. It has an above average percentage of African Americans. 20% of the population
Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper learning to code at February 11, 2019 11:36 PM (fdTrp)


Pander to the blacks. Guilt the white broads. Electoral victory!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 11, 2019 11:39 PM (VNsf1)

472 My 12 year old nephew is in the emergency room this evening suffering from a brown recluse bite.

Anyone familiar with this malady?

Is it life threatening?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 11, 2019 11:40 PM (tY9JS)

473 That commercial and its writers deserve a warm place in Hell.

---------

My brother has the answer for this problem: he proposes that, once a year, America votes on its 10 most hated radio/TV ads, and the art directors who perpetrated them will be sentenced to 12 hours in a sauna with a Cossack knouter.

I nominate kars 4 kids.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 11, 2019 11:40 PM (5aX2M)

474 469 For extra special Hellish torture, every Progressive commercial.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 11, 2019 11:38 PM (VaFXs)


DuckDuckGo "Peter Lewis" to find out why.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 11, 2019 11:40 PM (VNsf1)

475 Not to mention that taxpayers subsidize the Teslas that the wealthy idiots buy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2019 11:38 PM (nPGq2)

Oh it just pisses me off. Another liberal green fiasco that can't make it on its merits in the free market.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'you only eat the ones you love' at February 11, 2019 11:41 PM (xcbew)

476
VA Democrats, and all Democrats can forget about Black voters -- they'll just make sure their white and illegal voters vote cast ballots for the Blacks who don't show up.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 11, 2019 11:41 PM (BPK9o)

477 In honor of Black History Month, I'm gonna go with a hell no. Go find someone whose perspective has been buried or ignored and listen to them, raise up their voice.

Leda Fisher


Sure .... but first, you will blow me.



Sheesh ... these people are fvcking annoying. No wonder their dads hate them. And this Leda chick needs to learn how to write, too.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 11, 2019 11:41 PM (KfVRF)

478 anna : thoughts on Astra Lost In Space manga?

I finished that last night and love love loved it.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 11, 2019 11:42 PM (ykYG2)

479 Indiana Jones and the Brain of Senility.

Private plane enthusiast Harrison Ford flies to UAE nation to warn about threat of global devastation from fossil fuels

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 11, 2019 11:42 PM (+y/Ru)

480 Sheesh ... these people are fvcking annoying. No wonder their dads hate them. And this Leda chick needs to learn how to write, too.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 11, 2019 11:41 PM (KfVRF)


As if she has any idea who her father is.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 11, 2019 11:43 PM (VNsf1)

481 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 11, 2019 11:40 PM (tY9JS)

Normally just a lot of skin necrosis in adults at the bite site but I don't know about juveniles.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 11, 2019 11:43 PM (2DOZq)

482 Oh it just pisses me off. Another liberal green fiasco that can't make it on its merits in the free market.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'you only eat the ones you love' at February 11, 2019 11:41 PM (xcbew)

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From the guy who spews a ton of carbon every time he boils a couple of missionaries.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 11, 2019 11:43 PM (UGqF8)

483 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 11, 2019 11:42 PM (+y/Ru)

He managed to land it in one piece?

Posted by: Not Todd at February 11, 2019 11:43 PM (aA3+G)

484 At least I don't text people pictures of my junk, like the richest man in the world. What kind of a name is Bezos, anyhow? And who in their right mind would name their kid "Jeff" ? Only a family of orcs would do something like that.

Posted by: Todd at February 11, 2019 11:43 PM (p6WoB)

485 brown recluse isn't life threatening directly but can get infected.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 11, 2019 11:43 PM (ykYG2)

486 Man, saw the Beto vs Trump on the border thing jus now - the press is having a hard time hiding it but - when you draw 18K to 20K screaming fans to some schlub's 600-900 (it looked more like 200, to be honest) - Trump has struck a cord with regular people. I'm telling you - and it's going to blow those fat Nevertrumper's asses right off the planet - give Erick Erickson some credit - he know instinctually he was about to be blown off the planet and he tried to claw his way back...-

Posted by: Boswell at February 11, 2019 11:44 PM (32YRo)

487 My 12 year old nephew is in the emergency room this evening suffering from a brown recluse bite.

Anyone familiar with this malady?

Is it life threatening?

-
It can be bad but not usually fatal. But bad.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 11, 2019 11:44 PM (+y/Ru)

488 Has anyone actually accused PDT of rape?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 11, 2019 11:44 PM (PUmDY)

489 The billionaire entrepreneur said the technology would be rolled out to his fleet of Model 3 electric vehicles next week.

It will be able to detect when a pet is locked inside the car -- and keep the temperature at a safe level.


So ... we're going back to bricked Teslas, I guess. LOL. They won't be able to get Fido out of the car because it will be bricked after it spends all of its battery power trying to keep the interior cool. Fido will have to be buried in the thing.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 11, 2019 11:44 PM (KfVRF)

490
VA Democrats, and all Democrats can forget about Black voters

I don't think the party of redistributionism and get-even-with-em-ism has much to worry about.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 11, 2019 11:45 PM (aKsyK)

491 Is there an official AoS style guide entry for Robert ORourke? Is it Beatoff? Or "Bob, with two O's"?

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at February 11, 2019 11:45 PM (iuOyE)

492 488 Has anyone actually accused PDT of rape?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 11, 2019 11:44 PM (PUmDY)


Ponder, for a moment, the uproar that would ensue if a photo of PDT in blackface were ever to surface.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 11, 2019 11:45 PM (VNsf1)

493 the Frogs beat the Algerians tho'.

They left anyway.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 11, 2019 11:45 PM (ykYG2)

494 From the guy who spews a ton of carbon every time he boils a couple of missionaries.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 11, 2019 11:43 PM (UGqF

Lol. I like you Cic, so I'm going to ignore that. In my defense i like my missionaries al dente

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'you only eat the ones you love' at February 11, 2019 11:46 PM (xcbew)

495 Well, I swan.
Leda Fisher

Posted by: JuJuBee at February 11, 2019 11:46 PM (L31Sa)

496 Posted by: Boswell at February 11, 2019 11:44 PM (32YRo)

Fuck Erik Erickson with Bill Kristols 3 wood

Posted by: Not Todd at February 11, 2019 11:46 PM (aA3+G)

497 Anyone familiar with this malady?

Is it life threatening?

---------

That's young, but he'll almost certainly survive if he's receiving care.

Was he delusional yet, or did you get him to a doctor before that?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 11, 2019 11:46 PM (5aX2M)

498 485 brown recluse isn't life threatening directly but can get infected.

....

He went in Thursday with a 102 fever and a heart rate around 200. They thought it was a virus combined with dehydration.

Back in tonight with a large bite type of red mark and very high temp.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 11, 2019 11:47 PM (tY9JS)

499 493 the Frogs beat the Algerians tho'.

They left anyway.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 11, 2019 11:45 PM (ykYG2)


By that standard, they also beat the Vietnamese.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 11, 2019 11:47 PM (VNsf1)

500 I think Brown Recluse venom can cause tissue necrosis.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at February 11, 2019 11:47 PM (iuOyE)

501 Brown recluse bites.

https://bit.ly/2N1KhyC

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 11, 2019 11:48 PM (+y/Ru)

502 > They were good against the Cathars.

Only because the Cathars were also French.

The French can do a bang-up job of slaughtering other Frenchmen, there's no mistaking that.

The Albigensian Crusade against the Cathars, The St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre against the Huguenots, and the Reign of Terror being merely among the highlights.


See Mark Twain's essay "The French and the Comanches" for some humorous analysis of this.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 11, 2019 11:48 PM (0OWcv)

503 By that standard, they also beat the Vietnamese.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 11, 2019 11:47 PM (VNsf1)


And the Haitians.

And the Mexicans.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 11, 2019 11:48 PM (VNsf1)

504 My friend Todd has an awesome gun collection and is a very good base player. And, his new wife, who was a complete dingbat, has really gone neolithic conservative - so there!

Posted by: stonecutter at February 11, 2019 11:48 PM (96RtD)

505 Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at February 11, 2019 11:45 PM (iuOyE)

I say Robert

As Beto is cultural appropriation

Posted by: Not Todd at February 11, 2019 11:48 PM (aA3+G)

506 ...Anyone familiar with this malady?

Is it life threatening?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 11, 2019 11:40 PM (tY9JS)



Those bites can range from very annoying to highly dangerous.

Not generally life threatening, but because they can kill so much tissue, the matter of necrosis is a real concern, and depending on location and severity, it can lead to the loss of a limb or an open wound that takes literally, months to heal.

Faster he's under competent medical care, the better. We do NOT take those bites lightly 'round here.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 11, 2019 11:48 PM (QzJWU)

507 the Frogs beat the Algerians tho'.

They left anyway.

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Like Mitt Romney, too sophisticated to fight.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 11, 2019 11:49 PM (+y/Ru)

508 I say Robert

As Beto is cultural appropriation

Posted by: Not Todd at February 11, 2019 11:48 PM (aA3+G)


I prefer "Betoff," or, in the alternative "Francis O'Rourke," who for all the world sounds like he should be a Catholic priest.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 11, 2019 11:50 PM (VNsf1)

509 481 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 11, 2019 11:40 PM (tY9JS)

Normally just a lot of skin necrosis in adults at the bite site but I don't know about juveniles.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 11, 2019 11:43 PM (2DOZq)

Sorry clinger. Heidi got bit in FL. Yes, to CRT. She had trouble having the wound heal. No side effects otherwise. Better safe than sorry for your nephew. Good they are reacting him.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'you only eat the ones you love' at February 11, 2019 11:50 PM (xcbew)

510 Lol. I like you Cic, so I'm going to ignore that. In my defense i like my missionaries al dente

Posted by: Cannibal Bob

hopefully with not too heavy a cream sauce, more fresh tomato, garlic, pesto and a touch of olive oi...otherwise your just another fat cannibal eating his way through a sluggish poputation.

Posted by: Boswell at February 11, 2019 11:50 PM (32YRo)

511 Erickson is a Major Todd.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 11, 2019 11:50 PM (PUmDY)

512 Treating him. Damn.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'you only eat the ones you love' at February 11, 2019 11:51 PM (xcbew)

513 Oh, I don't think there's any lower limit on what Hill GOP will do, in terms of abandoning/undercutting/opposing Trump's most important agenda item: border security/immigration.


One congressional reporter says GOP Senate caucus was possibly going to split on 2nd shutdown - and that there was almost such a panic during the 1st. Credible (if, incredible).


And vital process issues (asylum fix, Flores rules, sanctuary lawlessness) weren't even on the table. No help on those in sight.


Grim.



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

514 Ground control to Major Todd...

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at February 11, 2019 11:51 PM (iuOyE)

515 > the Frogs beat the Algerians tho'.

> They left anyway.

After realizing that there was absolutely nothing of value in that shithole.

The French always picked the crappiest colonies. On the rare occasion they picked a good one, the British usually took it away from them like a sixth grader taking away Beta O'Cuck's lunch money.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 11, 2019 11:51 PM (0OWcv)

516 You want to slap Hot Iron to a Spider Bite.

The Hotter the better.

Posted by: garrett at February 11, 2019 11:51 PM (/wAOm)

517 the Frogs beat the Algerians tho'.

Which, of course, is why Algeria remains part of France today.

Along with Canada, Haiti, and Indochina.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 11, 2019 11:52 PM (VNsf1)

518 the Frogs beat the Algerians tho'.

They left anyway.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 11, 2019 11:45 PM (ykYG2)


Yeah, the French didn't feel comfortable actually being victorious ... so they surrendered, anyway. And then they invited the Algerians to invade France.


The French .... LOL.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 11, 2019 11:52 PM (KfVRF)

519 English (Crecy, Agincourt)

***

You know the french won that war in the end right?

Posted by: 18-1 at February 11, 2019 11:54 PM (cRkMZ)

520 I just looked at pictures of the worst dressed at the Grammys.

What the? it made me laugh, and i'm still laughing

at the Daily Mail, through Lucianne.

Posted by: booknlass at February 11, 2019 11:54 PM (xIKXj)

521 hopefully with not too heavy a cream sauce, more fresh tomato, garlic, pesto and a touch of olive oi...otherwise your just another fat cannibal eating his way through a sluggish poputation.

Posted by: Boswell at February 11, 2019 11:50 PM (32YRo)

you bigot Boswell. Im weigh challenged.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'you only eat the ones you love' at February 11, 2019 11:54 PM (xcbew)

522 > Along with Canada, Haiti, and Indochina.

Trump really needs to open a can of Monroe Doctrine whoopass on them and take away those islands they still have off the coast of Canada.

Not that the islands are worth anything, but it's just fun to beat up the French.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 11, 2019 11:54 PM (0OWcv)

523 The French .... LOL.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 11, 2019 11:52 PM (KfVRF)


It's funny in France to see seats reserved for veterans, to celebrate French military glory.

Is there a people on the face of the earth with a sorrier history in warfare? Vercingetorix pretty much set the tone for the next 2000 years.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 11, 2019 11:55 PM (VNsf1)

524 Is there an official AoS style guide entry for Robert ORourke? Is it Beatoff? Or "Bob, with two O's"?

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at February 11, 2019 11:45 PM (iuOyE)

Best one I have seen here is "Pancho Vanilla".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2019 11:55 PM (nPGq2)

525
You know the french won that war in the end right?
Posted by: 18-1 at February 11, 2019 11:54 PM (cRkMZ)

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Yeah. By cheating.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 11, 2019 11:55 PM (UGqF8)

526 "Oh, I don't think there's any lower limit on what Hill GOP will do, in terms of abandoning/undercutting/opposing Trump's most important agenda item: border security/immigration. "

And here I thought that McCarthy might try and at least struggle some, he showed signs - what a wimp in the end.

Posted by: Boswell at February 11, 2019 11:55 PM (32YRo)

527 Todd must have tried to sing that awful Whitney Houston song

Posted by: Jake Kengle at February 11, 2019 11:56 PM (Oqx2n)

528 Not that the islands are worth anything, but it's just fun to beat up the French.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 11, 2019 11:54 PM (0OWcv)


Isn't that kind of like beating up girls?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 11, 2019 11:56 PM (VNsf1)

529 Not to mention that taxpayers subsidize the Teslas that the wealthy idiots buy.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2019 11:38 PM (nPGq2)

That's been the case but the subsidies are ending. There's a sales/time formula or some such and Teslas are going up in price.

Which will make them even more of a virtue status symbol.

Some analyst wrote about Tesla stock the other day:

This is the only car company in the world that could go bankrupt and still be worth $30 billion at its current stock price.

Which makes Tesla the largest penny stock in history.

Posted by: Avenger at February 11, 2019 11:56 PM (Bwqq4)

530
My 12 year old nephew is in the emergency room this evening suffering from a brown recluse bite.



Anyone familiar with this malady?



Is it life threatening?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 11, 2019 11:40 PM (tY9JS)
According to Orkin,com, there has never been a verified death from a brown recluse bite but it can cause necrosis of the flesh around the bite.

https://www.orkin.com/other/spiders/brown-recluse-spiders/bites/

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 11, 2019 11:56 PM (imSgd)

531 >>Not that the islands are worth anything, but it's just fun to beat up the French.


Then we should take the Falklands and give them to the Polish.

Just to give Jolly old England a little tweak.

Posted by: garrett at February 11, 2019 11:56 PM (/wAOm)

532 516 You want to slap Hot Iron to a Spider Bite.

The Hotter the better.

....

I tried to tell my brother that. Hot iron and a maxi pad poultice.

He insists on modern medicine.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 11, 2019 11:57 PM (tY9JS)

533 When my older brother got bit, he turned out fine, but ran a life threatening fever. When my friend got bit, he didn't have that, but the necrosis damaged his arm somewhat. Those spiders are weird and horrible.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 11, 2019 11:57 PM (5aX2M)

534 You know the french won that war in the end right?
Posted by: 18-1 at February 11, 2019 11:54 PM (cRkMZ)


Kind of, yeah.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 11, 2019 11:57 PM (VNsf1)

535 Yeah, the French didn't feel comfortable actually being victorious ... so they surrendered, anyway. And then they invited the Algerians to invade France.


The French .... LOL.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 11, 2019 11:52 PM (KfVRF)

And that pissed the French Foreign Legion off enough to nearly revolt and overthrow the government, almost, so close.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 11, 2019 11:57 PM (Rz2Nc)

536

Vercingetorix sounds like a dinosaur.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 11, 2019 11:57 PM (aKsyK)

537 > It's funny in France to see seats reserved for veterans, to celebrate French military glory.

From everything I've heard, the French troops tend to be brave and patriotic.

It's the officers that suck.

Thus the joke about them only winning when there's a non-Frenchman in command, such as a Corsican, or a fourteen year old girl.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 11, 2019 11:57 PM (0OWcv)

538 Boswell I think "wimp" or cowardice or such like is about 2% of the issue with GOP on these issues.


THEY OPPOSE TRUMP'S AND THE NOMINAL GOP POLICIES ON BORDER SECURITY AND MIGRATION.


To varying degrees, and not across the board. But it's a policy disagreement/political integrity/honesty issue, NOT cowardice.


Posted by: rhomboid at February 11, 2019 11:57 PM (QDnY+)

539 >>>>And here I thought that McCarthy might try and at least struggle some, he showed signs


Oh contrare, he only struggle when it was time to put on his knee pads. Quite a race between him and Paul Ryan

Posted by: Former Speaker John Boner at February 11, 2019 11:57 PM (aA3+G)

540 you bigot Boswell. Im weigh challenged.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob

I don't believe it! You? You, who so measures every person by the cut of their prime jib? You're probably slimmer than a car door jam...

Posted by: Boswell at February 11, 2019 11:57 PM (32YRo)

541
"Oh, I don't think there's any lower limit on what Hill GOP will do, in
terms of abandoning/undercutting/opposing Trump's most important agenda
item: border security/immigration. "



And here I thought that McCarthy might try and at least struggle some, he showed signs - what a wimp in the end.

Posted by: Boswell at February 11, 2019 11:55 PM


Mama never said Draining The Swamp was going to be easy...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 11, 2019 11:58 PM (CLcKT)

542 God Save the Kinks, asshole. Kidding.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 11, 2019 11:58 PM (PUmDY)

543 >>Hot iron and a maxi pad poultice.


Well, yeah...the Maxi Pad goes without saying.

Good idea to chew up a little cramp bark and some mugwort to make a poultice to dress it with, too.

Posted by: garrett at February 11, 2019 11:59 PM (/wAOm)

544 And that pissed the French Foreign Legion off enough to nearly revolt and overthrow the government, almost, so close.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 11, 2019 11:57 PM (Rz2Nc)


It says a lot that their most elite military unit is composed (largely) of foreigners.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 11, 2019 11:59 PM (VNsf1)

545 533>>>

Yes, I think if ever saw one in my house, I'd have to have it fumigated,

And then set it on fire. I hate spiders.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 11, 2019 11:59 PM (tY9JS)

546 I don't speak cisgender. What is the meaning of the name Todd?

Posted by: Publius Erectius Ignoramus (formerly functionally erect) at February 11, 2019 11:59 PM (qdINy)

547 It's shocking how much Trump is on his own in what is ostensibly his party. He's effectively an independent fighting a vicious enemy, with legions of backstabbers bringing up the rear. The man has taken on the burden of Atlas. With joy, no less. Couldn't be prouder of voting for him and calling him my President.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at February 12, 2019 12:00 AM (iuOyE)

548 "Best one I have seen here is "Pancho Vanilla".

Stolen like gasoline out of a busted pipeline.

Posted by: Avenger at February 12, 2019 12:00 AM (Bwqq4)

549 I don't believe it! You? You, who so measures every person by the cut of their prime jib? You're probably slimmer than a car door jam...

Posted by: Boswell at February 11, 2019 11:57 PM (32YRo)

LMAO. I wish i could still get into the grass skirts I once did!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'you only eat the ones you love' at February 12, 2019 12:00 AM (xcbew)

550 That's been the case but the subsidies are ending. There's a sales/time formula or some such and Teslas are going up in price.

Which will make them even more of a virtue status symbol.

Some analyst wrote about Tesla stock the other day:

This is the only car company in the world that could go bankrupt and still be worth $30 billion at its current stock price.

Which makes Tesla the largest penny stock in history.

Posted by: Avenger at February 11, 2019 11:56 PM (Bwqq4)

That's Federal subsidies ending, right? I'm sure that some virtue-signalling Donk governors will step up and create State subsidies, instead.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2019 12:00 AM (nPGq2)

551 Well the Franks started off as a Germanic people so pretty tough fighters . They must have diluted the blood lines along the way onto becoming France.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 12, 2019 12:00 AM (2DOZq)

552 Good idea to chew up a little cramp bark and some mugwort to make a poultice to dress it with, too.
Posted by: garrett at February 11, 2019 11:59 PM (/wAOm)

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Cutting the wound with a jagged piece of glass and sucking out the venom, that's the way to go on these things.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2019 12:01 AM (UGqF8)

553 Mama never said Draining The Swamp was going to be easy...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia

Right Zettai - no one ever loss money betting against GOPe - they're like the scorpion and the frog - can't help it...

Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2019 12:01 AM (32YRo)

554 My WW2 professor always used to say the French couldn't throw up their hands fast enough.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 12, 2019 12:01 AM (PUmDY)

555 Is there a people on the face of the earth with a sorrier history in warfare? Vercingetorix pretty much set the tone for the next 2000 years.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 11, 2019 11:55 PM (VNsf1)


You talk to the French and make fun of their military antics and they are guaranteed to bring up Napoleon. They still worship the guy. It's pretty funny. They are so proud of having thrown off the shackles of royalty in order to be bossed around by a midget dictator.

There is no fixing the French. The more you help them the more they stab you in the back. They're not just losers that no one wants to pick for their team ... but they're diseased losers who infect everyone, anyway. That shithole country should have been left in ruins after WWII.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 12, 2019 12:02 AM (KfVRF)

556 Figure it's mostly fun when dealing with French military prowess, but they have had their successes, and usually it was leadership that was the problem.


One obscure episode - the naval Battle of Casablanca, at the time of Operation Torch, was the largest surface action in the Atlantic in WWII. And the French forces - who we were hoping would actually not even oppose our operations - came close to giving the US Navy a very bloody nose. A few French torpedoes find their mark instead of barely missing, it becomes a costly victory similar to much more famous battles in the Pacific.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 12, 2019 12:02 AM (QDnY+)

557 506 ...Anyone familiar with this malady?

Is it life threatening?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 11, 2019 11:40 PM (tY9JS)


Those bites can range from very annoying to highly dangerous.

Not generally life threatening, but because they can kill so much tissue, the matter of necrosis is a real concern, and depending on location and severity, it can lead to the loss of a limb or an open wound that takes literally, months to heal.

Faster he's under competent medical care, the better. We do NOT take those bites lightly 'round here.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at February 11, 2019 11:48 PM (QzJWU)


Yeah, buddy got a medical retirement resulting from a spider bite in Italy. In his running shoe. Took a week before it was hurting enough to go on sick call.

Lost a lost of meat in his foot. Took him months to heal as good as he was gonna get.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at February 12, 2019 12:02 AM (di1hb)

558 From everything I've heard, the French troops tend to be brave and patriotic.

It's the officers that suck.

Thus the joke about them only winning when there's a non-Frenchman in command, such as a Corsican, or a fourteen year old girl.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 11, 2019 11:57 PM (0OWcv)


Yeah, but the officers are French, right? This is kind of like saying that they're all brave and patriotic, except for the ones who aren't.

French officers must be retarded. Who was it who in WWI maintained that "Le Pantalon Rouge, C'est La France!?" How about wearing Day-Glo pants? Good thinking.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 12:03 AM (VNsf1)

559 Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 12, 2019 12:01 AM (PUmDY)

Ha ha

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 12, 2019 12:03 AM (aA3+G)

560 And then set it on fire. I hate spiders.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 11, 2019 11:59 PM (tY9JS)

Damn. Me too BC. They creep me out in a big way.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'you only eat the ones you love' at February 12, 2019 12:03 AM (xcbew)

561 Before assuming brown recluse, perform a differential diagnosis to rule out elfshot.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elfshot

If it's elfshot, you need feverfew, red nettles and waybread rather than mugwort and cramp bark.

If doubts remain, give the kid a few shots of Jägermeister, which contains every medicinal herb known to man.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2019 12:03 AM (0OWcv)

562 >>Cutting the wound with a jagged piece of glass and sucking out the venom, that's the way to go on these things.


You are thinking of a Kimono Dragon bite.

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2019 12:03 AM (/wAOm)

563 I'm sure that some virtue-signalling Donk governors will step up and create State subsidies, instead.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2019 12:00 AM (nPGq2)

Lots of local type governments give electrics free charging stations.

Posted by: Avenger at February 12, 2019 12:04 AM (Bwqq4)

564 Boswell I think "wimp" or cowardice or such like is about 2% of the issue with GOP on these issues.


THEY OPPOSE TRUMP'S AND THE NOMINAL GOP POLICIES ON BORDER SECURITY AND MIGRATION.

To varying degrees, and not across the board. But it's a policy disagreement/political integrity/honesty issue, NOT cowardice.

Posted by: rhomboid

I am like Charlie Brown and Lucy with the football, I seem perpetually fooled by these cons - it's maddening.

Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2019 12:04 AM (32YRo)

565 One obscure episode - the naval Battle of Casablanca, at the time of Operation Torch, was the largest surface action in the Atlantic in WWII. And the French forces - who we were hoping would actually not even oppose our operations - came close to giving the US Navy a very bloody nose. A few French torpedoes find their mark instead of barely missing, it becomes a costly victory similar to much more famous battles in the Pacific.
Posted by: rhomboid at February 12, 2019 12:02 AM (QDnY+)


Yep, and why was the US Navy spearheading the operation? Because intelligence indicated that the Frogs would almost certainly attack the Royal Navy, after the Brits had pasted French naval forces in Algeria to keep them from the Krauts.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 12:04 AM (VNsf1)

566
I refuse to call him by that name. It's either Bob O'Rourke, which is his name.

Or Beta.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 12, 2019 12:05 AM (BPK9o)

567 Feverfew!?

What are we, rich?

The kid needs a good bleedin' is all.

Posted by: Yorick at February 12, 2019 12:05 AM (/wAOm)

568 > they are guaranteed to bring up Napoleon

Who, as already noted, was not French.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2019 12:05 AM (0OWcv)

569
Cutting the wound with a jagged piece of glass and sucking out the venom, that's the way to go on these things.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2019 12:01 AM (UGqF

Also, something about a full moon and swinging a dead chicken around your head.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'you only eat the ones you love' at February 12, 2019 12:06 AM (xcbew)

570 > You are thinking of a Kimono Dragon bite.

I had that in Tokyo back in '72. Of course, that was back when penicillin would still cure anything along those lines.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2019 12:07 AM (0OWcv)

571 Never trust a Corsican.

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2019 12:07 AM (/wAOm)

572 You talk to the French and make fun of their military antics and they are guaranteed to bring up Napoleon.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 12, 2019 12:02 AM (KfVRF)


Which is why the Duke of Wellington ended his days on St. Helena.

By their standard, Adolf was a crashing success. Pity about 1944 onwards.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 12:07 AM (VNsf1)

573 562 >>Cutting the wound with a jagged piece of glass and sucking out the venom, that's the way to go on these things.


....

Y'all ain't right.

Next you'll recommend putting Borax and wash powder on the wound.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 12, 2019 12:07 AM (tY9JS)

574 You are thinking of a Kimono Dragon bite.
Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2019 12:03 AM (/wAOm)


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"Make sure you don't have open sores in your mouth, blah, blah, blah" God, these stupid rules.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2019 12:07 AM (UGqF8)

575 As a kid I always a Don Rickles show where they started to discuss France and Rickles asked audience to raise their hand if they were from France and immediately said never mind people will just think you're surrendering.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 12, 2019 12:08 AM (2DOZq)

576 Every time I check the local forecast, the predicted snowfall total keeps going up... So, Snow Day!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 12, 2019 12:08 AM (CLcKT)

577 Lots of local type governments give electrics free charging stations.

Posted by: Avenger at February 12, 2019 12:04 AM (Bwqq4)

And you and I pay for that in our electric bills and property taxes.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2019 12:08 AM (nPGq2)

578 Cutting the wound with a jagged piece of glass and sucking out the venom, that's the way to go on these things.

-------

Well, it wasn't jagged glass, it was a disinfected Xacto knife, but that's pretty much what we did for my brother before we went to the doctor. Cut it open, squeezed it out and made him chug water till he was blue in the face.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 12, 2019 12:08 AM (5aX2M)

579 560 And then set it on fire. I hate spiders.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 11, 2019 11:59 PM (tY9JS)

Damn. Me too BC. They creep me out in a big way.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'you only eat the ones you love' at February 12, 2019 12:03 AM (xcbew)

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Watched this movie yesterday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo3qDs5XsQg

William Shatner as a cowboy is a must-see.

Posted by: SMH at February 12, 2019 12:09 AM (RU4sa)

580 Cutting the wound with a jagged piece of glass and sucking out the venom, that's the way to go on these things.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at F



you have been doing clitorectomies for some time now.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 12, 2019 12:09 AM (MTjB1)

581 Once I shot a dragon in my kimono. How he got in my kimono I'll never know.

Hot-CHA!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2019 12:09 AM (UGqF8)

582 The thing is that France had a larger and better equipped army than Germany in 1939, and possibly even in 1914. But they still couldn't manage to defend themselves effectively, much less win. Being on the winning side doesn't count.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 12:10 AM (VNsf1)

583 Im lucky I'm alive with the fucking advice you guys gave Heidi.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'you only eat the ones you love' at February 12, 2019 12:10 AM (xcbew)

584 One obscure episode - the naval Battle of Casablanca, at the time of Operation Torch, was the largest surface action in the Atlantic in WWII. And the French forces - who we were hoping would actually not even oppose our operations - came close to giving the US Navy a very bloody nose. A few French torpedoes find their mark instead of barely missing, it becomes a costly victory similar to much more famous battles in the Pacific.

Posted by: rhomboid

Not sure who it was- maybe Herman Wouk, who suggested that in our African campaign, the fix was in - the French would lay down - but they didn't at Casablanca - a face saving operation? Perhaps. But they acquitted themselves well.

Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2019 12:10 AM (32YRo)

585 Kimono dragon???

That's what a Nipponese tranny's got under xis kimono, innit?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 12, 2019 12:10 AM (CLcKT)

586 But they acquitted themselves well.
Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2019 12:10 AM (32YRo)


On which side?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 12:10 AM (VNsf1)

587 Ok all. Manana.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'you only eat the ones you love' at February 12, 2019 12:11 AM (xcbew)

588 Night, Cannibal Bob. Happy nibbling.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2019 12:12 AM (nPGq2)

589 Also, something about a full moon and swinging a dead chicken around your head.


You guys go to some wild ass dance clubs.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at February 12, 2019 12:12 AM (0bu2O)

590 The thing is that France had a larger and better equipped army than Germany in 1939, and possibly even in 1914. But they still couldn't manage to defend themselves effectively, much less win. Being on the winning side doesn't count.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 12:10 AM (VNsf1)

The French military leaders thought Germany couldn't possibly attack through Belgium again . Consistently incompetent.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 12, 2019 12:12 AM (2DOZq)

591 Nite CB.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 12, 2019 12:12 AM (tY9JS)

592 Later, Bob.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2019 12:13 AM (UGqF8)

593 >>Also, something about a full moon and swinging a dead chicken around your head.

>>You guys go to some wild ass dance clubs.


Swinging the chicken calms the Donkey down.

Also. Tradition.

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2019 12:14 AM (/wAOm)

594 The French military leaders thought Germany couldn't possibly attack through Belgium again . Consistently incompetent.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 12, 2019 12:12 AM (2DOZq)


Slow learners.

Lessee, small country, small population - flat country, perfect for armor - no, they won't come through Belgium again. They'll attack right where we've built formidable defenses, because they're as stupid as we are.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 12:14 AM (VNsf1)

595 So, should white boys still be allowed to share their "opinions"?

----

FUCK.

YOU.

It's becoming glaringly obvious that "minorities" just can't hack it. They can't keep up.

Why the bad grades? Why the dropout rate?

Is the curriculum too tough? Should it be made easier? Will THAT help you catch up to the "white boys"? Will that make you ready for college (which you want to be free)?

No, you say? Your schools need more money?

For what?

The problem is: the teacher is spending the ENTIRE SCHOOL DAY saying, "Sit down! Stop talking! Stop fighting! Stop acting cool!" The bell rings and algebra wasn't discussed once.

So, tell me: How are you going to fix that with more money?

Again, Leda:

FUCK.

YOU.

Posted by: RKae at February 12, 2019 12:15 AM (vA7rK)

596 Who is Leda?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 12, 2019 12:16 AM (PUmDY)

597 On which side?

Posted by: Deplorable

I think the Vichy's fought harder than the Allied Command thought they would - Patton struggled those first few days...

Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2019 12:16 AM (32YRo)

598 Swinging the chicken calms the Donkey down.

Also. Tradition.

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2019 12:14 AM (/wAOm)

You don' wan' the donkey too relaxed, or else eet can no perform een de show.

Posted by: Rosie, down at the cantina at February 12, 2019 12:16 AM (nPGq2)

599 Who is Leda?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie

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Quote box up top.

Posted by: RKae at February 12, 2019 12:17 AM (vA7rK)

600 Why the bad grades? Why the dropout rate?

Everyone knows why.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 12:17 AM (VNsf1)

601 Robert Bowers pleaded not guilty. He's apparently ready to accept a plea bargain *spit* that he's negotiating some hotshot attorney he's retained *spit*

Who the fuck is paying for this loser's high profile lawyer?!

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 12, 2019 12:17 AM (5aX2M)

602 Swinging the chicken calms the Donkey down.

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I'm using the chicken to measure it.

Posted by: RKae at February 12, 2019 12:17 AM (vA7rK)

603 Actually Jay, it was the very not-good-tank-country of the Ardennes the Germans used (one reason they achieved surprise).


Of course, Americans would never be caught with their pants down by such a move.


Oops.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 12, 2019 12:18 AM (QDnY+)

604 >>I'm using the chicken to measure it.


You measure a Donkey by the Hand.


Chickens don't have hands.

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2019 12:18 AM (/wAOm)

605 Why the bad grades? Why the dropout rate?

Everyone knows why.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

----

It blows my mind how often the left uses the word "allowed." They really think they can alter reality by allowing or disallowing things.

Posted by: RKae at February 12, 2019 12:19 AM (vA7rK)

606 Lessee, small country, small population - flat country, perfect for armor - no, they won't come through Belgium again. They'll attack right where we've built formidable defenses, because they're as stupid as we are.

Posted by: Deplorable

Had to get past the woods to open country - they had a plan but it could have been foiled at the beginning if it had stalled - but once beyond the Maginot Line - armor was pretty much unstoppable without air power - the French had none...

Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2019 12:19 AM (32YRo)

607 Who is Leda?

.....

I think Boz Scaggs did a song about her.

Leda whoa oh oh oh....

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 12, 2019 12:19 AM (tY9JS)

608 I'm using the chicken to measure it.


You measure a Donkey by the Hand.


Chickens don't have hands.
Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2019 12:18 AM (/wAOm)

I'm not doing anything to a donkey by hand during a show.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 12, 2019 12:19 AM (2DOZq)

609 Chickens don't have hands.


Then where the hell do chicken fingers come from?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at February 12, 2019 12:20 AM (0bu2O)

610 Actually Jay, it was the very not-good-tank-country of the Ardennes the Germans used (one reason they achieved surprise).

True enough. But the Germans merely used the expedient of using the roads through the Ardennes for their armor, and letting the infantry hoof it. Somehow that hadn't occurred to the French.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 12:20 AM (VNsf1)

611 Chickens don't have hands.

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2019 12:18 AM (/wAOm)

they will just have to wing it, then.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2019 12:20 AM (nPGq2)

612 Bitter Clinger, that was the Lido Shuffle.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 12, 2019 12:20 AM (miE9U)

613 You don' wan' the donkey too relaxed, or else eet can no perform een de show.
Posted by: Rosie, down at the cantina at February 12, 2019 12:16 AM (nPGq2)


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Those donkeys are pros. They can perform through anything, believe me.

Posted by: Rosie O'Donnell at February 12, 2019 12:20 AM (UGqF8)

614 Bitter Clinger, that was the Lido Shuffle.

Posted by: qdpsteve

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Neal Morse does a totally cool cover of that one!

Posted by: RKae at February 12, 2019 12:21 AM (vA7rK)

615

Still swingin' the chicken, boss!

Posted by: Cool hand Todd at February 12, 2019 12:21 AM (aKsyK)

616 Leda doesn't have a problem with Todds.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 12, 2019 12:22 AM (PUmDY)

617 Is the curriculum too tough? Should it be made easier? Will THAT help you catch up to the "white boys"?

Make the curriculum easier, and the achievement gap will be even larger.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 12:22 AM (VNsf1)

618 Imma head up to the Leda deck... Hear tell Isaac's got opiates!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 12, 2019 12:22 AM (CLcKT)

619 monkey wash and donkey rinse.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 12, 2019 12:22 AM (KP5rU)

620 RKae, yup. I love Crystal Gayle's cover of Boz Scaggs' "We're All Alone" too.

'Close your eyes and dream, and you can be with me...'

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 12, 2019 12:22 AM (miE9U)

621 "Who is Leda?"

I know!

Posted by: The Swan at February 12, 2019 12:22 AM (wYseH)

622 monkey wash and donkey rinse.

Posted by: chavez the hugo

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Going to a party in the center of the earth.

Posted by: RKae at February 12, 2019 12:23 AM (vA7rK)

623 Had to get past the woods to open country - they had a plan but it could have been foiled at the beginning if it had stalled - but once beyond the Maginot Line - armor was pretty much unstoppable without air power - the French had none...
Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2019 12:19 AM (32YRo)

Uh Germany did the same thing in WW I was the point. Shouldn't have been that much of a surprise.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 12, 2019 12:23 AM (2DOZq)

624 I only a few years ago finally heard Boz's full album Silk Degrees.

It's dated-- blue-eyed soul with a disco sheen-- but still great.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 12, 2019 12:23 AM (miE9U)

625 I know who Lido is, Todd.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 12, 2019 12:24 AM (PUmDY)

626 622; see you there!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 12, 2019 12:24 AM (KP5rU)

627 after the Brits had pasted French naval forces in Algeria to keep them from the Krauts."

I've read that the French are still sore about that. Churchill knew the French, he wasn't going to take any chances by just trusting them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2019 12:26 AM (V2Yro)

628 It's Over is my favorite Boz Skaggs song.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 12, 2019 12:27 AM (2DOZq)

629 Steve I really liked that album, think it was the summer of '77.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at February 12, 2019 12:27 AM (f8dwL)

630 Can't resist, I think that's my favorite too. I can relate to it and there's some people I wouldn't mind singing it to...

Debby, I can understand, it's great.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 12, 2019 12:28 AM (miE9U)

631 'Without no seams nor needle work...

'Then she'll be a true love of mine'

'Tell her to find me an acre of land...

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Todd'

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2019 12:28 AM (/wAOm)

632 "Who is Leda?"

I know!

Posted by: The Swan at February 12, 2019 12:22 AM (wYseH)




I just parachuted into this thread and I was going to make that joke, but of course...

So, last year I was running around Rome looking at art and saw at least a dozen depictions of Leda and the Swan. If art is to be trusted, Whoopi is right. It wasn't rape rape.

Leda looked awfully darn satisfied in every painting and sculpture I saw.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 12, 2019 12:29 AM (fuK7c)

633 I only a few years ago finally heard Boz's full album Silk Degrees.

It's dated-- blue-eyed soul with a disco sheen-- but still great.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 12, 2019 12:23 AM (miE9U)

You want some good tunes from that era, and later, check out Jerry Riopelle. I just learned the other night he died on Christmas Eve, aged 77, of cancer. Damn.

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=W91RrF6NLN8

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2019 12:29 AM (nPGq2)

634 Boz with Duane: Loan Me a Dime...

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 12, 2019 12:29 AM (RuIsu)

635
Uh Germany did the same thing in WW I was the point. Shouldn't have been that much of a surprise.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 12, 2019 12:23 AM (2DOZq)


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To be fair, it wasn't exactly the same. In WWII the Germans didn't have spikes on their helmets.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2019 12:29 AM (UGqF8)

636 AOP, thanks for the tip...

I know Boz is still out there making great music.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 12, 2019 12:30 AM (miE9U)

637 Seems VA officials are willing to jettison African Americans for women voters. It actually makes sene in term of vote numbers.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 11, 2019 11:20 PM (PUmDY)

It's not the Virginia dems pushing this, it's the National Dems. They're looking at 2020 and realizing that they're about to flush the entire #metoo movement nationwide down the drain, after they worked so hard to build it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2019 12:31 AM (V2Yro)

638 Uh Germany did the same thing in WW I was the point. Shouldn't have been that much of a surprise.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation

Agreed! The WWI lower German officers who eventual had command in WWII knew the weakness - WWI German forces got booged down in trenches but superior armor and air power would resolve these issues - the French fought the same tactics in WWII as they did in WWI, and the Germans fought WWII as they saw it needed to be fought.

Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2019 12:32 AM (32YRo)

639 Silk Degrees is best enjoyed on the medium of a Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs, 24k gold Ultradisc.

Not only does the gold not deteriorate with age, but the MFSL remastering and digital algorithm were, and are, unsurpassed for acoustic and musical accuracy and absolute fidelity to the Studio Master tapes.

And MSFL would ONLY work with Studio Master tapes, period.

MSFL probably is the publisher of the finest remastered vinyl and remastered 24k gold CDs that the industry has ever known.

IF....(and that's a big "if"), you have enough of a stereo system to tell the difference, you owe it to yourself to buy a MFSL product to try out on your system.

One CD, and you'll be a MFSL addict. I promise that this is true.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 12, 2019 12:33 AM (QzJWU)

640 To be fair, it wasn't exactly the same. In WWII the Germans didn't have spikes on their helmets.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2019 12:29 AM (UGqF

Yeah but they had that Nazi iron cross symbol .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 12, 2019 12:34 AM (2DOZq)

641 >>>612 Bitter Clinger, that was the Lido Shuffle

...

Lol. Yeah I was just having fun.

I used to play that song at last call at an old bar I worked at that still had a jukebox with 45s in it.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at February 12, 2019 12:34 AM (tY9JS)

642 I've read that the French are still sore about that. Churchill knew the French, he wasn't going to take any chances by just trusting them.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2019 12:26 AM (V2Yro)


Fun fact: WWI was the first time Britain and France were on the same side. Previously they'd always been enemies. They almost came to blows over the Fashoda Incident in Sudan in 1898. So there was no love lost there.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 12:34 AM (VNsf1)

643 "This was a hateful decision, the most unnatural and painful in which I have been concerned"


Churchill, describing the decision to attack the French fleet at Mers-el-Kebir. UK had no choice, could not let French fleet fall into Axis hands.


Note that during Torch itself, some very helpful foot-dragging from Vichy naval leadership ensured no France-based ships would intervene in a timely manner. That could have been a disaster for the Allies.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 12, 2019 12:35 AM (QDnY+)

644 Oops, not Crystal Gayle, Rita Coolidge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xSJ0lrqBB0

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 12, 2019 12:35 AM (miE9U)

645 Beautiful pictures of nature:

https://earthporn.org/

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 12, 2019 12:35 AM (AllCR)

646 I'm trying to remember which German officer reportedly said "War is chaos, and the reason the Americans are so good at war is that the American Army practices chaos for 24 hours each day."

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2019 12:35 AM (V2Yro)

647 Jim, I had some of those MFSL CDs.
Wish I hadn't sold 'em.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 12, 2019 12:36 AM (miE9U)

648 To be fair, it wasn't exactly the same. In WWII the Germans didn't have spikes on their helmets.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2019 12:29 AM (UGqF


Another fun fact: many German soldiers even in WWI wore the Stahlhelm, the helmet we associate with the Nazis in WWII. Only some wore the Pickelhaube.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 12:36 AM (VNsf1)

649 Jim unfortunately I just have to listen to my old LP, snaps, crackles and pops included.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at February 12, 2019 12:36 AM (f8dwL)

650 Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2019 12:32 AM (32YRo)

I think the Germans built the Siegfried Line just to screw with the French .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 12, 2019 12:37 AM (2DOZq)

651

Bloomingdale's is reportedly removing a T-shirt with the words "Fake News" displayed on it after a reporter from New York posted a photo on Twitter.

Reporter Allison Kaden of Television station WPIX posted the image on Twitter Sunday tagging Bloomingdale's and questioning the department store's decision to sell the shirt with the phrase popularized by President Trump.

Bloomingdale's responded to Kaden's post Monday morning, apologizing and saying it would be "working quickly" to remove the shirt.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 12, 2019 12:37 AM (aKsyK)

652 Well shoot, not sure if that YouTube above is the original song.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 12, 2019 12:37 AM (miE9U)

653 Yeah but they had that Nazi iron cross symbol .
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 12, 2019 12:34 AM (2DOZq)


The Iron Cross predates the Nazis by quite a bit.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 12:38 AM (VNsf1)

654 >>MSFL probably is the publisher of the finest remastered vinyl and remastered 24k gold CDs that the industry has ever known.


Oh, not by a long shot.

You get good and bad with all the iterations of MFSL.

DCC had better mastering and better sound. Across the board.

Analogue Productions and Music Matters Jazz are higher up there as well. As were/are labels like IMPEX, Cisco and ORG.

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2019 12:38 AM (/wAOm)

655 Harbor Lights is awesome.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 12, 2019 12:38 AM (PUmDY)

656 In the end - obstinance of the British people and Churchill saved WWII for the allied forces and the world - not some general or some thoughtful tactician - American might came late as always and provided the hammer in the end - but had Britain fallen - not sure what Roosevelt would have done.

Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2019 12:38 AM (32YRo)

657 Re: Heresford po-po's and malicious speech...

Fool Britannia! She's sunk beneath the waves.

And Britons ever, ever shall be willing slaves.

Posted by: BJM at February 12, 2019 12:38 AM (hu22E)

658 Everyone please ignore that YT link I posted above.
It's to junk.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 12, 2019 12:38 AM (miE9U)

659 They're looking at 2020 and realizing that they're about to flush the entire #metoo movement nationwide down the drain, after they worked so hard to build it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2019 12:31 AM (V2Yro)

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If I were them, I'd flush it. The whole thing was just a follow-on op to reinforce and amplify #MishGrabGate after Trump got elected any way.

Then it went totally sideways, and their golem keeps eating one Democrat luminary after the next, with an insatiable appetite. While 1 R has been taken down, and it was just Blake Farenthold.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 12, 2019 12:39 AM (5aX2M)

660 > To be fair, it wasn't exactly the same. In WWII the Germans didn't have spikes on their helmets.

See, that's because the Germans were always thinking ahead. Even though helicopters were barely a thing, the Krauts could forsee a time when they would be heavily used on the battlefield.

You know that scene in Apocalypse Now where the troops sit on their helmets to keep from getting their balls shot off?

Yeah, you're not going to enjoy that with a pickelhaube. Not unless you're Anderson Cooper as an embedded reporter or something.

And now you know.... the Rest of the Story.

Paul Harvey. Good day.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2019 12:39 AM (0OWcv)

661 Cosmic, yup.

I remember by about 1995, gold CDs were hip and/or cool and a number of labels were releasing their own lines of them instead of licensing the tapes to MFSL or DCC, including MCA, Warner/Atlantic and Sony/Columbia.

I had titles from all of them, and I wish I still did.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 12, 2019 12:40 AM (miE9U)

662 > The Iron Cross predates the Nazis by quite a bit.

The German military still uses it, for that matter.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2019 12:41 AM (0OWcv)

663 Yeah but they had that Nazi iron cross symbol .
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 12, 2019 12:34 AM (2DOZq)

The Iron Cross predates the Nazis by quite a bit.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 12:38 AM (VNsf1)

That's the joke. WWI soldiers having Nazi imagery. Remember recently the usual suspects though it was just a Nazi symbol.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 12, 2019 12:41 AM (2DOZq)

664 The Iron Cross predates the Nazis by quite a bit.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 12:38 AM


IIRC, the Iron Cross is still a thing in the Bundeswehr...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 12, 2019 12:41 AM (CLcKT)

665 Not sure how close Americans today realize that WWII was a close won thing- it was pretty damn iffy and a lot of good American lads gave the finest measure to make sure it wasn't. Thank God.

Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2019 12:42 AM (32YRo)

666 Those DCC Discs are hard to replace.

The early MFSL stuff, too. prices are crazy.

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2019 12:43 AM (/wAOm)

667 In the end - obstinance of the British people and Churchill saved WWII for the allied forces and the world - not some general or some thoughtful tactician - American might came late as always

Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2019 12:38 AM (32YRo)


I used to get this shit all the time when I lived in Europe, and it always pissed me off. Where is it written that America - and American men - have to bleed to save Europe from its own stupidity and cowardice? When exactly has Europe ever helped with any issue in the Americas? Or anywhere else for that matter? Did Europe intervene in, e.g,. the Taiping Rebellion? No. They didn't give a shit. But we're expected to sort out things in Europe whenever those oh-so-sophisticated Europeans fuck up for the umpteenth time.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 12:43 AM (VNsf1)

668 garrett, I know. One reason I wish I had held onto 'em.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 12, 2019 12:44 AM (miE9U)

669 Posted by: Todd at February 11, 2019 11:43 PM (p6WoB)


I don't know how old Bezos is, but "Jeff" used to be quite a common name in the 50's and 60's. My cousin is named Jeff; His family are not orcs, just Jews from Michigan.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 12, 2019 12:44 AM (AllCR)

670

A Russian Arctic archipelago on Saturday declared an emergency situation over an "invasion" of dozens of aggressive polar bears that have entered homes and public buildings. Russia's northeastern Novaya Zemlya archipelago, which has a population of around 3,000 people, has appealed for help to tackle "a mass invasion of polar bears into inhabited areas," regional authorities said in a statement.

Russian authorities have so far refused permission to shoot the bears but are sending a commission to investigate the situation and have not ruled out a cull.

Polar bears are affected by global warming with melting Arctic ice forcing them to spend more time on land where they compete for food. Scientists have long warned that the shrinking sea ice in the Arctic poses a direct threat to the bears, and increases the likelihood of encounters with humans.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 12, 2019 12:44 AM (aKsyK)

671 garrett, remember ICE Magazine?
I used to rush to Middle Earth Records in Downey on the first of every month for my copy.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 12, 2019 12:44 AM (miE9U)

672 > Thank God.

And His chosen people, the Jews.

If Hitler had just been a garden-variety conqueror, the Jews wouldn't have left and things might've turned out very, very different.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2019 12:45 AM (0OWcv)

673 My cousin is named Jeff; His family are not orcs, just Jews from Michigan.


I forget. Are Michigan Jews Sephardic or Ashkenazic?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2019 12:45 AM (UGqF8)

674 I never read ICE. I was early in and early out with CDs. But, I worked in a shop and had a TON of them at one point. I bought every used Gold MFSL and DCC I saw come through. All for like $5 each...

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2019 12:46 AM (/wAOm)

675 ...Oh, not by a long shot.

You get good and bad with all the iterations of MFSL.

DCC had better mastering and better sound. Across the board.

Analogue Productions and Music Matters Jazz are higher up there as well. As were/are labels like IMPEX, Cisco and ORG.

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2019 12:38 AM (/wAOm)



I will readily stipulate as to my outdated knowledge in this regard.

But, with this query: How much of the popular library have those labels published, in comparison to the MFSL output through the years and ownerships?

To me, the MFSL library makes it a pursuable treasure.

Those other labels? What benchmark albums from the likes of Elton John, Boz Skaggs, Pink Floyd and others am I chasing down?

A pursuit of "perfection", while eschewing the heart of the matter, is to me but a distraction.

One with a very satisfying reward as to auditory perfection, but then I can but hope to be pleased with the artists, music and execution thereof.

Still...I'm willing to be thrilled with something new and heretofore unknown.

But there really is nothing to compare to Dark Side of the Moon on an Ultradisc CD, on a proper stereo system.

This is the stuff of drinking slightly too much, and letting the music wash over you like the waves of nostalgia, which it now is.

Cheers!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 12, 2019 12:46 AM (QzJWU)

676 The Japanese disks or whatever disks are awesome.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 12, 2019 12:46 AM (PUmDY)

677 garrett, good grief. I would have killed for a collection like that.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 12, 2019 12:47 AM (miE9U)

678 I don't know how old Bezos is, but "Jeff" used to be quite a common name in the 50's and 60's. My cousin is named Jeff; His family are not orcs, just Jews from Michigan.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 12, 2019 12:44 AM (AllCR)


The original name, as used to this day in the UK, was "Geoffrey," which Americans morphed to "Jeffrey."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 12:47 AM (VNsf1)

679 "There are more protestors at Trump's rally than there were people attending Beto's rally.
-Tim YOung (@Tim RunsHis Mouth) February 12 2019"

Posted by: Avenger at February 12, 2019 12:47 AM (Bwqq4)

680 Jim, yup.
Cosmic, nowadays I look for Japanese pressings of CDs of albums I consider extra-special, especially when I can get them for not too much (under $20).

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 12, 2019 12:48 AM (miE9U)

681 Polar bears are affected by global warming with melting Arctic ice forcing them to spend more time on land where they compete for food. Scientists have long warned that the shrinking sea ice in the Arctic poses a direct threat to the bears, and increases the likelihood of encounters with humans.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 12, 2019 12:44 AM (aKsyK)


Sounds like bullshit to me.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 12:48 AM (VNsf1)

682 America didn't come late. They kept Britain from starving and refitted their war machine on the down low. And don't worry, we'll handle the Japs for you too.

That said, I acknowledge that Britain held down the fort beyond what was expected.

Now who's next to tell me that Russia really won the war.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 12, 2019 12:48 AM (2DOZq)

683 Bittersweet night, watching Marley and Me, I remember exactly where I was when Whitney died. Tomorrow is our 27th anniversary. We shall have Tacos and Beer.

Posted by: Summer of Love at February 12, 2019 12:48 AM (FJrl0)

684 Fun fact: WWI was the first time Britain and France were on the same side. Previously they'd always been enemies. They almost came to blows over the Fashoda Incident in Sudan in 1898. So there was no love lost there.

Posted by: Deplorable

Fun Fact - they still hated each other in WWII! The lack of British support as the Maginot Line was over run by Nazis was a great news run in Paris at the time - until the Nazis ran all the News papers in Paris just months later!

Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2019 12:49 AM (32YRo)

685 > but had Britain fallen - not sure what Roosevelt would have done.

Started pouring troops and material into Siberia, and building roads and rail lines, Alaska Highway style. We were already sending in tons of stuff via Lend Lease.

But it would've been a LOT harder, there's no doubt about it.

On the other hand, perhaps Stalin could've had an "accident" while we were there. On the third hand, perhaps Stalin would've absorbed all of Europe, rather than just half of it.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2019 12:49 AM (0OWcv)

686 Russia participated in the war?


Huh.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 12, 2019 12:50 AM (QDnY+)

687 >>But there really is nothing to compare to Dark Side of the Moon on an Ultradisc CD, on a proper stereo system.


Analogue Productions has done a lot of seminal stuff. As did DCC.

I just don't like the flubby mids and cropped highs on a lot of the MFSL masterings.

But, I am a vinyl guy. I dare say you need to hear DSOTM off a NM slab of vinyl through a high end system in a proper room to know true aural bliss (if Floyd is your idea of this).

I have some pretty damn fine pressings of that one and I don't even like Floyd.

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2019 12:51 AM (/wAOm)

688 > Fun fact: WWI was the first time Britain and France were on the same side.

Not true. In the eternal French-Dutch-Spanish-English wars of the Early Modern Era, the English and French were on the same side on several occasions.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2019 12:51 AM (0OWcv)

689 682 America didn't come late. They kept Britain from starving and refitted their war machine on the down low. And don't worry, we'll handle the Japs for you too.

That said, I acknowledge that Britain held down the fort beyond what was expected.

Now who's next to tell me that Russia really won the war.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 12, 2019 12:48 AM (2DOZq)


Why is it we're expected to sort out European follies? Did we sort out Japan invading Manchuria/China? Did anyone in Europe give a rat's ass about that? No. But when they have THEIR tit in a wringer, phones ring in Washington.

Europeans are a blight on the planet.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 12:52 AM (VNsf1)

690 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2019 12:45 AM (UGqF

Ashkenazi. Jews originally from Newark, way way back when Newark was nice-in the early 1900;s before the riots after the murder of MLK. They're originally from some country that used to be part of Poland.


Nobody has heard of the name Jeff aside from it being the name of Bezos?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 12, 2019 12:52 AM (AllCR)

691 Not true. In the eternal French-Dutch-Spanish-English wars of the Early Modern Era, the English and French were on the same side on several occasions.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2019 12:51 AM (0OWcv)


Such as ...?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 12:52 AM (VNsf1)

692 There are a LOT of LPs that the MFSL Version is in the top 1 or 2 of the available pressings/masterings.

But there are a lot of MFSL dogs, too. What they did to the Little Feat Studio LPs they did is a fucking crime.

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2019 12:52 AM (/wAOm)

693 I get the impression that throughout the 1900s, Germany was oftentimes the needy/clingy kid.

"Guys? Guys?! How come you never invite ME to your parties, huh? I'm just as much fun as the other guys!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 12, 2019 12:53 AM (miE9U)

694 You are thinking of a Kimono Dragon bite.
Posted by: garrett


heh,

KOMODO

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 12, 2019 12:53 AM (whUgy)

695 England and France were on the same side I believe shortly after 1066.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 12, 2019 12:54 AM (2DOZq)

696 I used to get this shit all the time when I lived in Europe, and it always pissed me off. Where is it written that America - and American men - have to bleed to save Europe from its own stupidity and cowardice? When exactly has Europe ever helped with any issue in the Americas? Or anywhere else for that matter? Did Europe intervene in, e.g,. the Taiping Rebellion? No. They didn't give a shit. But we're expected to sort out things in Europe whenever those oh-so-sophisticated Europeans fuck up for the umpteenth time.

Posted by: Deplorable


Come on Deplorable - there's America First and there's America first...if you know what I mean. We needed to kick Nazi ass - we had to. I don't think you really mean it would have been better to deal with some Third Riech Hilter prototype than the wimps we have now at Davos. It's all good.

Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2019 12:54 AM (32YRo)

697 and I don't even like Floyd.

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2019 12:51 AM (/wAOm)

All these years and I never knew you were a gawt-damned commie. (And yes, I know Waters and Gilmour both are to the left of your average commie)

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 12, 2019 12:54 AM (VLXcj)

698 > Such as ...?

The Third Anglo-Dutch War, for one.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2019 12:54 AM (0OWcv)

699 They're originally from some country that used to be part of Poland.

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That could be Prussia.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2019 12:54 AM (UGqF8)

700 Just realized that wasTrump Jr. introducing PDT.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 12, 2019 12:55 AM (PUmDY)

701 "Europeans are a blight on the planet."

Mostly they are our cousins.

Posted by: Avenger at February 12, 2019 12:55 AM (Bwqq4)

702 Fun Fact - they still hated each other in WWII!

Fun fact - they still hate each other today.

Oh sure, the French and the British make nice, as do the French and the Germans, but it's much like two Hollywood actresses giving each other air kisses at an award ceremony.

Deep down, they hate each other's guts.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 12:55 AM (VNsf1)

703 >>All these years and I never knew you were a gawt-damned commie.


Sorry. I like my rock a bit more guttural.

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2019 12:56 AM (/wAOm)

704 > England and France were on the same side I believe shortly after 1066.

Nah, those were the Normans (i.e. Scandis who spoke a barbarous French dialect). France was a separate deal at the time.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2019 12:56 AM (0OWcv)

705 Fun Fact - they still hated each other in WWII!

Fun fact - they still hate each other today.

Oh sure, the French and the British make nice, as do the French and the Germans, but it's much like two Hollywood actresses giving each other air kisses at an award ceremony.

Deep down, they hate each other's guts.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 12:55 AM (VNsf1)

But they all hate Belgium.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 12, 2019 12:56 AM (2DOZq)

706 I used to get this shit all the time when I lived in Europe, and it always pissed me off. Where is it written that America - and American men - have to bleed to save Europe from its own stupidity and cowardice? When exactly has Europe ever helped with any issue in the Americas? Or anywhere else for that matter? Did Europe intervene in, e.g,. the Taiping Rebellion? No. They didn't give a shit. But we're expected to sort out things in Europe whenever those oh-so-sophisticated Europeans fuck up for the umpteenth time.

Posted by: Deplorable

But WWI - I think I am with you - it did not seem necessary to me - willing to hear argument in disagreement though...

Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2019 12:57 AM (32YRo)

707 606 Lessee, small country, small population - flat country, perfect for armor - no, they won't come through Belgium again. They'll attack right where we've built formidable defenses, because they're as stupid as we are.

Posted by: Deplorable

Had to get past the woods to open country - they had a plan but it could have been foiled at the beginning if it had stalled - but once beyond the Maginot Line - armor was pretty much unstoppable without air power - the French had none...
Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2019 12:19 AM (32YRo)


1938 the French ran an exercise simulating a German invasion. The commander of that exercise showed that the Germans would reach the Meuse river at Sedan in 60 hr, not 5 to 9 days the General Staff estimated. Actual time was 57 hrs.

Defenders in that sector were not first line quality and the reserves in that sector had obsolete and incomplete equipment sets.

Fall 1939, the French started to do more fortification work, but the winter that followed was very cold. Concrete froze and did not set. Commander in that sector requested 4 addition divisions in April 1940 to strengthen defenses. Request denied.

55th Inf Div gave a good accounting of itself, given the above. they were attacked by three Panzer Divisions and stopped the initial assaults. It was actually a close thing.

The failure was a General Staff one. Not a line dog one.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at February 12, 2019 12:58 AM (di1hb)

708 Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2019 12:56 AM (/wAOm)

I do too, as a rule; in fact, I never saw the appeal of PF til about 10 years ago.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 12, 2019 12:58 AM (VLXcj)

709 Nah, those were the Normans (i.e. Scandis who spoke a barbarous French dialect). France was a separate deal at the time.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2019 12:56 AM


William The Conquerer spoke Skandi as a first language, but his son didn't and had to be taught it, with great difficulty, IIRC...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 12, 2019 12:58 AM (CLcKT)

710 IMG, interesting.


Damn good thing nobody ever got caught napping in that area again by the Germans.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 12, 2019 12:59 AM (QDnY+)

711 The Hague is stupid as Hell.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 12, 2019 12:59 AM (PUmDY)

712 "But they all hate Belgium."

I hate Belgium too. Those effers can't drive worth a hoot.

Luxembourg is great as is Northern France and NW Germany. Europeans can be pretty fine people once you get away from the population centers.

Posted by: Avenger at February 12, 2019 01:00 AM (Bwqq4)

713 Come on Deplorable - there's America First and there's America first...if you know what I mean. We needed to kick Nazi ass - we had to. I don't think you really mean it would have been better to deal with some Third Reich Hitler prototype than the wimps we have now at Davos. It's all good.
Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2019 12:54 AM (32YRo)


I didn't say that.

I'm saying that Europeans should man up and take care of problems in Europe generally, and not expect us to do it for them. See, e.g., the Balkans most recently. If the Europeans hadn't been so weak and feckless, it wouldn't have been necessary for us to get involved.

And yeah, I know, Britain and France suffered terribly in WWI. But so did Germany, and they had enough manhood left over to have a second go.

Do Europeans help us with illegal immigration from Central and South America? Are they helping with the situation in Venezuela? No. That's our problem. Perhaps if we weren't willing to sort out their problems they'd grow a pair and take care of themselves. Do we have to take care of everything for Japan? No.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 01:01 AM (VNsf1)

714 704 > England and France were on the same side I believe shortly after 1066.



---------

The Normans were a Viking protection racket that was handed Normandy in exchange for a promise to Charles III not to go raiding in the rest of France.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2019 01:01 AM (UGqF8)

715 > But they all hate Belgium.


I don't know if they hate Belgium so much as hold them in contempt. It's a convenient place to fight battles without the risk of damaging anything important.

According to https://tinyurl.com/frenchbritishwars

The British and French have been enemies in 20 wars, and allies in 18. That's a lot more than I would've thought, to be sure.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2019 01:01 AM (0OWcv)

716 I don't avoid Floyd like I do some other bands...but I don't often reach for them.
Maybe 1 or 2 albums a year.

Gonna listen to The Rascals - 'The Complete Singles A's & B's', right now.

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2019 01:01 AM (/wAOm)

717 >>I don't know if they hate Belgium so much as hold them in contempt. It's a convenient place to fight battles without the risk of damaging anything important.


That and it keeps the number of Belgians in check.

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2019 01:02 AM (/wAOm)

718 First generation MSFL vinyl and CDs are the best of the breed.

Various corporate reiterations thereafter, diluted the brand.

...Analogue Productions has done a lot of seminal stuff. As did DCC.

I just don't like the flubby mids and cropped highs on a lot of the MFSL masterings.

But, I am a vinyl guy. I dare say you need to hear DSOTM off a NM slab of vinyl through a high end system in a proper room to know true aural bliss (if Floyd is your idea of this).

I have some pretty damn fine pressings of that one and I don't even like Floyd.

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2019 12:51 AM (/wAOm)




If you want a technical workout for your audio system, give Strunz & Farah a try, on the track "Jungle Boy". It will test every parameter of your system.

And that's just a plain ol' 'luminum CD of indiscriminate production.

Point of the DSotM album....

If that can't carry you back to a significant point in time and mood, experience and feeling of your upbringing?

Well, it does tend to call forth the question of if you were really THERE in the era?

Granted, DSotM was on the charts for DECADES.

But I was there in the first release era, in a cloud of underaged smoke, drink and new experiences.

It kind of left an impression, if you know what I mean.

What music in YOUR library calls forth such impressions, I wonder?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 12, 2019 01:02 AM (QzJWU)

719 The failure was a General Staff one. Not a line dog one.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at February 12, 2019 12:58 AM (di1hb)


Doesn't matter. It was a French failure. And not the first one in their history, either.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 01:02 AM (VNsf1)

720 Not true. In the eternal French-Dutch-Spanish-English wars of the Early Modern Era, the English and French were on the same side on several occasions.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

I give a "meh" to this - it was nominal but between bounties on the sea (which was where it was at in this "agreement") they stole from each other often...

Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2019 01:04 AM (32YRo)

721 But they all hate Belgium.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 12, 2019 12:56 AM (2DOZq)


Belgium is the condom between France and Germany.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 01:05 AM (VNsf1)

722
Good evening, all.

Wow, I wish I hadn't missed so much of the ont but TODD called and chewed my ear off for 45 minutes.

Posted by: Federal Employee Qualafacashun Standards at February 12, 2019 01:06 AM (13CQC)

723 >>What music in YOUR library calls forth such impressions, I wonder?


Those specific impressions? Probably Daydream Nation / Sister by Sonic Youth.

But, I have a large Jazz collection that contains a ton of material that I feel every bit as strong about.

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2019 01:06 AM (/wAOm)

724 But WWI - I think I am with you - it did not seem necessary to me - willing to hear argument in disagreement though...
Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2019 12:57 AM (32YRo)


WWI was basically a squabble between European imperial powers over colonies.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 01:06 AM (VNsf1)

725 > I give a "meh" to this - it was nominal but between bounties on the sea (which was where it was at in this "agreement") they stole from each other often...

The French and British were also allies in the Crimean War.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2019 01:06 AM (0OWcv)

726 To use that analogy, does that mean Germany broke the condom in WWII?

'I am sorry, Ms France- you have Nazis.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 12, 2019 01:06 AM (dsz+/)

727 Adam Carolla speaks troof to power!!

No really he does. His podcast is awesome.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 01:07 AM (Zq9Pe)

728 How did Belgium start?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 12, 2019 01:07 AM (PUmDY)

729 Fake but funny PDT tweet at FB:

"The left has informed me I can choose my own gender. I'm now the first female president. Sorry Hillary!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 12, 2019 01:07 AM (miE9U)

730 England and France were on the same side I believe shortly after 1066.

Nah, those were the Normans (i.e. Scandis who spoke a barbarous French dialect). France was a separate deal at the time.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2019 12:56 AM (0OWcv)

I think William's protection by Charles the I made England and France be on the same side for at least a short period of time after William became King of England.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 12, 2019 01:08 AM (2DOZq)

731 And yes I know Charles was dead before William became King.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 12, 2019 01:09 AM (2DOZq)

732 Not true. In the eternal French-Dutch-Spanish-English wars of the Early Modern Era, the English and French were on the same side on several occasions.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

The actual only time the French stuck to such an agreement was our own Revolutionary War - they actually did provide the blockade they agreed to (wow, the colonist didn't even expect them to do it, if your read some of their letters), and it actually ended the war. The fact that they were in a cold war with the British at the time help!

Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2019 01:09 AM (32YRo)

733
Good evening, all.

Wow, I wish I hadn't missed so much of the ont but TODD called and chewed my ear off for 45 minutes.


Posted by: Federal Employee Qualafacashun Standards at February 12, 2019 01:06 AM (13CQC

===

omg that sock is 24 hours old.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 12, 2019 01:09 AM (13CQC)

734 WWI was basically a squabble between European imperial powers over colonies.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 01:06 AM (VNsf1)


On this note, WWI almost started in 1905 over the Moroccan Crisis. One of Conan Doyle's stories features the tensions in Europe at that time.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 01:10 AM (VNsf1)

735 728 How did Belgium start?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 12, 2019 01:07 AM (PUmDY)


Artificial construct after the Napoleonic Wars.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 01:11 AM (VNsf1)

736 The three cousins of WW I still freaks me out.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 12, 2019 01:12 AM (2DOZq)

737 > How did Belgium start?

Used to be part of the Spanish Netherlands (along with what we now know as the Netherlands).

When the Protestant part of the Spanish Netherlands (our Netherlands) broke away, the Catholic part remained under Spanish control until the War of the Spanish Succession. Then it was the Austrian Netherlands for a while, then it got conquered by our Netherlands, then it revolted and became Belgium

Basically, Belgium has been the pass-around hooker of Europe since the days of Julius Caesar.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2019 01:12 AM (0OWcv)

738 Pet Sounds.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 12, 2019 01:13 AM (PUmDY)

739 I think William's protection by Charles the I made England and France be on the same side for at least a short period of time after William became King of England.

Posted by: Can't resist

Yes, this is often stated- Charles depended upon William's Norman crown at the time. I think the problem between England and Normandy (France) began when William did not return from the Crusades.

Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2019 01:14 AM (32YRo)

740 > The three cousins of WW I still freaks me out.

Cousins by many different lines.

Those boys could've swapped any organ, no problem.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2019 01:14 AM (0OWcv)

741 The actual only time the French stuck to such an agreement was our own Revolutionary War - they actually did provide the blockade they agreed to (wow, the colonist didn't even expect them to do it, if your read some of their letters), and it actually ended the war. The fact that they were in a cold war with the British at the time help!
Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2019 01:09 AM (32YRo)


It was basically a cheap shot at the Brits.

Fun fact: shortly after the conclusion of the Revolutionary War, we almost went to war with France over freedom of the seas (before doing so with Britain in the War of 1812).

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 01:15 AM (VNsf1)

742 731 And yes I know Charles was dead before William became King.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 12, 2019 01:09 AM (2DOZq)

From your lips to Gods ear...


Oh, you are talking about the PAST...

Posted by: Don Q at February 12, 2019 01:15 AM (NgKpN)

743 736 The three cousins of WW I still freaks me out.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 12, 2019 01:12 AM (2DOZq)


Three neurotic retards enter a bar ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 01:16 AM (VNsf1)

744 Basically, Belgium has been the pass-around hooker of Europe since the days of Julius Caesar.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2019 01:12 AM (0OWcv)]


In this respect, they're the exact opposite of Switzerland.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 01:17 AM (VNsf1)

745 Deplorable Jay: Switzerland is the rich girl who refuses to put out... ;-)

Goodnight all, thanks for the fun chat tonight.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 12, 2019 01:18 AM (miE9U)

746 Fun fact: shortly after the conclusion of the Revolutionary War, we almost went to war with France over freedom of the seas (before doing so with Britain in the War of 1812).

Posted by: Deplorable

Interesting considering that Lafayette (at the time) took a place along side Washington as a savior of the Republic- its hard to understand the ups and downs of a new fledgling Republic.

Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2019 01:18 AM (32YRo)

747 Basically, Belgium has been the pass-around hooker of Europe since the days of Julius Caesar.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2019 01:12 AM (0OWcv)


Should've renamed Belgium as "Heidi Fleissland."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 01:18 AM (VNsf1)

748 This Real Gone Music pressing of the Rascals Singles is pretty awesome.

Perfect imaging.

Sounds like the band is in the room.

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2019 01:19 AM (/wAOm)

749 Have an interesting and well researched account of 1940 which makes a good case that the defeat was less the shortcomings of French (and BEF) thinking and more political factors that forced a flawed strategy upon French deployment. Belgium was very difficult to deal with and demanded serious formations be deployed forward in Belgium, the French/Belgian border couldn't be heavily defended as the Belgians threatened to surrender upon any German incursion and that BEF/French units couldn't form a major bloc on the Belgian/German frontier... they had to support the Belgian army. The Germans broke the Begian front line quickly and simply went around the Allies... leaving France fucked and the Allies never recovered from the Belgian rout. The argument was that the failing was in not telling Belgium to fuck off.

Posted by: otho at February 12, 2019 01:19 AM (LkFnL)

750 Oh, and Audio Fidelity.

Those guys put out some crazy good pressings.

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2019 01:20 AM (/wAOm)

751 Back. Trying out Linux Mint 19.1 with its native Firefox browser. Needs some ad-blocking, but I am able to read the ONT, and listen to a hooktube video. So there's that. Just running it off the DVD I burned, so far, but I will go ahead an install it, as soon I make sure that my files on this HD are preserved. This is the 64-bit version, not the 32 bit. Moving up in the world.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2019 01:20 AM (nPGq2)

752 We don't have to shovel heat. I was in shorts today: it was 82 here. The birds were singing this morning while I was drinking my covfefe on the back porch of stately Casa Backwardio in a T-shirt. I thought about washing Betsy II, too.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2019 10:10 PM (HaL55)

MmmmHmmm.

And what do you do from May through October to keep from drowning in your own sweat?

Posted by: Mother Nature at February 12, 2019 01:20 AM (wNN8A)

753 ...Those specific impressions? Probably Daydream Nation / Sister by Sonic Youth.

But, I have a large Jazz collection that contains a ton of material that I feel every bit as strong about.

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2019 01:06 AM (/wAOm)



Our eras are 20 years apart, but I respect yours, of course.

Alas. The bulk of my Jazz CDs went under saltwater with the onset of Hurricane Ike in '08.

A case containing nearly 100 discs, in fact.

Many of which were bought in person from the band/act after the performance, and were never available in a music store or other outlet.

I think we share a similar groove in tuneage, albeit separated by eras.

And you don't even want to contemplate the VERY "Hi Fi" system I abandoned with my divorce in 1999.

I chose to move aboard a 30 foot sloop, which was my home for the next seven years.

Not much room for Class A/B switching amps and rosewood turntables with 18 lb. platters, and the whole collection of LPs to feed 'em.

And the speakers would've given the ship a distinct settling at the bows.

We make compromises, accept limitations.

I chose to live free of the bonds of a corrosive situation, and left behind one of the better Pro-Sumer audio systems ever assembled.

And much of the recording medium to supply it, too.

Don't EVEN ask of the thousand plus books left behind.

Nor furniture I'd dragged with me since my youth.

Know what though?

It was all WORTH IT. I got free of fourteen years of having my ass torn into verbal shreds by a never to be happy shrew of the "hottie" genus.

Regardless of the custom San Antonio Hill Country Home I'd bought with by blood sweat and tears.

Nothing, including me, was ever good enough.

Took the hint, and that boat was my home from '99 to '06.

Best. Rehab. Ever.

I'm better, now.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 12, 2019 01:21 AM (QzJWU)

754 Interesting considering that Lafayette (at the time) took a place along side Washington as a savior of the Republic- its hard to understand the ups and downs of a new fledgling Republic.
Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2019 01:18 AM (32YRo)


First, I'm not clear on the politics of Lafayette post American independence. I just don't know.

But second, I could easily imagine European powers thinking that a newly independent British colony could be pretty easy pickings. The Krauts didn't have a navy, and the Spaniards ... were the Spaniards. So it was the Brits and the Frogs who were in line to try it on with us.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 01:21 AM (VNsf1)

755 Posted by: otho at February 12, 2019 01:19 AM (LkFnL)

Interesting. Military considerations > political ones. Sometimes, at least. It takes acute judgment to decide when that's true, and when it's not.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 01:23 AM (VNsf1)

756 Belgians have always been lame. They wanted to be defended, it seems.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 12, 2019 01:23 AM (PUmDY)

757 WWI was a blood bath because the European leadership all believed it would be a glorious (moderately bloody) affair, full of lightning cavalry charges and rushing up en masse to give the Hun the bayonet.

They did not realize the true power of the weapons they had stockpiled. They were using American Civil War type offensive tactics (which was already horrifyingly bloody and ill advised) with machine guns and modern artillery on the defensive side.

A quote from Shelby Foote always sticks with me: 'They still believed that in order to mass your fire, you had to mass your men. So they'd march up to an entrenched position and get blown away.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 12, 2019 01:24 AM (dsz+/)

758 WWI was a blood bath because the European leadership all believed it would be a glorious (moderately bloody) affair, full of lightning cavalry charges and rushing up en masse to give the Hun the bayonet.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 12, 2019 01:24 AM (dsz+/)


Simpler explanation: it had been 40 years since the last major war. Humans, as apex predators, need each other to cull the herd periodically.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 01:27 AM (VNsf1)

759 756 Belgians have always been lame. They wanted to be defended, it seems.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 12, 2019 01:23 AM (PUmDY)


In fairness, the Belgians gave a pretty good account of themselves in WWI.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 01:28 AM (VNsf1)

760 The idea that Civil War leaders did not know the effectiveness of their arms is wildly overstated imo.

Posted by: Quint at February 12, 2019 01:28 AM (n13/j)

761 ...Simpler explanation: it had been 40 years since the last major war. Humans, as apex predators, need each other to cull the herd periodically.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 01:27 AM (VNsf1)



Too many herbivores, weighing heavy on the land.

We call them "leftists".

We can haz Cull ?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 12, 2019 01:29 AM (QzJWU)

762 The Germans broke the Begian front line quickly and simply went around the Allies... leaving France fucked and the Allies never recovered from the Belgian rout. The argument was that the failing was in not telling Belgium to fuck off.

Posted by: otho

This is the theory taught at War College - the Germans simply ran around the Maginot Line vs head on, using the Belgians as the weak point, However, there is some merit to the writings of the German Tank Division Commanders at the time that requested openings in the central areas of the Maginot to support longer flat plain runs for quicker strikes to fuel and ammo depots behind French lines.

In the end - everyone involved is dead - so it's an open question as to how the everything evolved.

Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2019 01:29 AM (32YRo)

763 My sock monkey is virtue signaling now

Posted by: Publius Erectius Ignoramus (formerly functionally erect) at February 12, 2019 01:30 AM (qdINy)

764 Too many herbivores, weighing heavy on the land.



We call them "leftists".



We can haz Cull ?







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX



Posted by: Jim at February 12, 2019 01:29 AM (QzJWU)


Has to happen eventually. They seem to be begging for it.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 12, 2019 01:30 AM (9Om/r)

765 >>It was all WORTH IT.


Divorce is expensive and worth every penny.

My condolences on the loss of the irreplaceable collection.
I have been in similar straits at different times in my life where my stereo and collection had to go (or I could only keep a tiny fraction of what I had previously).
You never notice how hard it hits until you start replacing it...

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2019 01:32 AM (/wAOm)

766 PDtT on trade deficit, that is what I do, pretty great.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 12, 2019 01:32 AM (PUmDY)

767 ...or trying to replace it.

There's some stuff that is just too damned expensive to catch back up to.

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2019 01:34 AM (/wAOm)

768 760 The idea that Civil War leaders did not know the effectiveness of their arms is wildly overstated imo.
Posted by: Quint at February 12, 2019 01:28 AM (n13/j)

Somewhat granted. Defense, until the advent of the tank, was heavily favored- and it only got more so by the beginning of WWI. Can you imagine the Civil War fought with Maxim guns?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 12, 2019 01:34 AM (dsz+/)

769 Here's the thing: you construct a defensive line, clearly you view yourself as the likely victim of attack. You need to convince your putative adversary that HE might be the likely victim of attack. The best defense is a good offense, and all that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 01:34 AM (VNsf1)

770 In Bruges was a good movie.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 01:34 AM (Zq9Pe)

771 They don't put maple syrup on their waffles

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 12, 2019 01:35 AM (PUmDY)

772 I used to jump the road going to Brighton on skis coming down from Guardsman's pass. The sheriff wasn't amused.

Posted by: Jean at February 12, 2019 01:35 AM (25Dt7)

773 771 They don't put maple syrup on their waffles
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 12, 2019 01:35 AM (PUmDY)


And they eat waffles as dessert, rather than breakfast.

Communism, coming and going.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 01:36 AM (VNsf1)

774 Interesting. Military considerations > political ones. Sometimes, at least. It takes acute judgment to decide when that's true, and when it's not.


Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 01:23 AM


Wish I had it on hand (in storage)... as it is very well argued in contradicts the common history that blame the defeat entirely on the French. The case made was that, yes... the French were outdated in theor thinking, but... but they didn't need to be modern with what they had against the Wehrmacht 9which really wasn't that strong... just well used. If France and the BEF had been able to just concentrate on defending France, the Wehrmacht would have had a hell of a time breaking in... even with air superioty. It was the political demand that they spread the force (including the strongest and best Allied units) to defend Belgium as well. The Belgians weren't up to the task and had already threatened surrender if they didn't get their way. Apparently French and British high command were all for tellling Belgium to go fuck yourself the. But... politics.

Posted by: otho at February 12, 2019 01:38 AM (LkFnL)

775 The France we nearly went to war with was the revolutionary republic not the former Catholic Bourbon Monarchy.


Two very different birds with the same name.

Posted by: Not a Historian at February 12, 2019 01:39 AM (vqIkG)

776 A quote from Shelby Foote always sticks with me: 'They still believed that in order to mass your fire, you had to mass your men. So they'd march up to an entrenched position and get blown away.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD

I always thought there was merit to this idea - to train for war with its exigency actually surfacing meant hours of wasted labor in the minds of military leaders. A mind so bent would be predilected to desire conflict to their validate training. Wars. I assume, have been started for less.

Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2019 01:39 AM (32YRo)

777 775 The France we nearly went to war with was the revolutionary republic not the former Catholic Bourbon Monarchy.

Two very different birds with the same name.
Posted by: Not a Historian at February 12, 2019 01:39 AM (vqIkG)


Good point.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 01:41 AM (VNsf1)

778 But second, I could easily imagine European powers thinking that a newly independent British colony could be pretty easy pickings. The Krauts didn't have a navy, and the Spaniards ... were the Spaniards. So it was the Brits and the Frogs who were in line to try it on with us.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

The French were quickly involved internally, and by the time Napoleon emerged we were too much for a sail-based Navy to even consider taking. Hence the Louisiana Purchase - with the French desire to create a maritime rival to England.

The Russians could have pressed in the NW - but they fumbled that.

So, it was the British, Jackson saved us at New Orleans.

Posted by: Jean at February 12, 2019 01:41 AM (25Dt7)

779 ...There's some stuff that is just too damned expensive to catch back up to.

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2019 01:34 AM (/wAOm)



I have priced the market.

I can no longer assemble the components of what I once had, in any suitable order.

The prices far exceed mere inflation.

So, I'll posit this here, without "proofs" but with some relevant experience.

High end audio stuff, be it gear or recordings, exceeds the rate of inflation at about 20% faster than even the shooty stuff.

Reason?

There is a LOT more shooty stuff that remains on the market.

The audio stuff stays in peoples collections it seems, damn near forever.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


/hasta la nite nite horde!

Posted by: Jim at February 12, 2019 01:42 AM (QzJWU)

780 The French were quickly involved internally, and by the time Napoleon emerged we were too much for a sail-based Navy to even consider taking. Hence the Louisiana Purchase - with the French desire to create a maritime rival to England.

Posted by: Jean at February 12, 2019 01:41 AM (25Dt7)


The French were also broke, hence the Louisiana Purchase. Also why they lost in Haiti, IIRC.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 01:43 AM (VNsf1)

781 So, it was the British, Jackson saved us at New Orleans.
Posted by: Jean at February 12, 2019 01:41 AM (25Dt7)


Peace had already been concluded when that battle was fought. A DNS attack kept the info from reaching us beforehand.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 12, 2019 01:45 AM (VNsf1)

782 760 The idea that Civil War leaders did not know the effectiveness of their arms is wildly overstated imo.

Posted by: Quint at February 12, 2019 01:28 AM (n13/j)



Somewhat granted. Defense, until the advent of the tank, was heavily
favored- and it only got more so by the beginning of WWI. Can you
imagine the Civil War fought with Maxim guns?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 12, 2019 01:34 AM (dsz+/)

I agree. And since most Civil War field commanders were engineers. they favored the defense. The problem was it is not easy to get your opponent to attack you while you are in a nice defensive position sometimes they just wont do it. They also favored flanking movements, but that did not keep the enemy from reacting and forcing a frontal assault. And, frontal assaults did work sometimes.

The big issue with massing troops was of control. Yes you do it to mass fire, but also to maintain some level of control. And the Civil War guys did learn and adjust over time. Cavalry charges against infantry went bye bye for example. They also sped up cadences to shorten the time attacking troops unnecessarily exposed to enemy fire.

The Earl Hess book on Civil War infantry tactics discusses some of this. I am not saying it is the end all of the discussion, but it is worth checking out.

Posted by: Quint at February 12, 2019 01:46 AM (n13/j)

783 That the Germans went thru Belgium in 1870, WW1 and then in WW2 should have been a clue that some thought as to how to defend it should have been done.

Posted by: Jean at February 12, 2019 01:46 AM (25Dt7)

784 Last battle of the Civil War reached up here into Galveston.

Go visit the Episcopal Church, on 22nd St.

It still bears the cannonball holes of that fight.

A Confederate victory, LONG after Lee's surrender.

Such are the vagaries of war.

GOOD NIGHT, horde!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 12, 2019 01:47 AM (QzJWU)

785 So, it was the British, Jackson saved us at New Orleans.
Posted by: Jean at February 12, 2019 01:41 AM (25Dt7)

Peace had already been concluded when that battle was fought. A DNS attack kept the info from reaching us beforehand.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

If Packingham had prevailed, do you think they would have given it back?

Posted by: Jean at February 12, 2019 01:48 AM (25Dt7)

786 Somewhat granted. Defense, until the advent of the tank, was heavily favored- and it only got more so by the beginning of WWI. Can you imagine the Civil War fought with Maxim guns?

Posted by: Aetius451AD

High ground was certainly a point of defense in the early Civil War, but modern weaponry allowed a great deal of offense, indeed the advent of the "Sharp's Rifle" (starting shooting on Monday and don't end until Sunday, as one Confederate wag exclaimed) made offensive surges like Sherman's inevitable.

Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2019 01:51 AM (32YRo)

787 Another example of the French surrendering completely.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 12, 2019 01:53 AM (PUmDY)

788 Why were they broke?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 12, 2019 01:56 AM (PUmDY)

789 weaponry allowed a great deal of offense, indeed the advent of the "Sharp's Rifle" (starting shooting on Monday and don't end until Sunday, as one Confederate wag exclaimed) made offensive surges like Sherman's inevitable.
Posted by: Boswell at February 12, 2019 01:51 AM (32YRo)

Think it was the Henry repeating rifle, IIRC the quote.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 12, 2019 01:58 AM (dsz+/)

790 Think it was the Henry repeating rifle, IIRC the quote.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 12, 2019 01:58 AM (dsz+/)

Yeah, it was the Henry.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 12, 2019 02:00 AM (9Om/r)

791 D'Agincourt?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 12, 2019 02:02 AM (PUmDY)

792 The Union had an armorer that decided not to make repeating arms in mass. He thought it would be a waste of ammunition and it would be a drain on resources. Union cavalry used repeaters as they did at Gettysburg but I don't think they were ever issued in sizeable numbers to infantry. Maybe they had infantry with repeaters late in the war but they were not the deciding factor.

Posted by: Quint at February 12, 2019 02:02 AM (n13/j)

793 Leda Fisher on her favorite class:

One of the most interesting classroom experiences was Fat Studies with Professor Amy Farrell. I got to learn about a subject I did not have much experience with and then connect it to so many different fields.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, mobile at February 12, 2019 02:10 AM (QZIW8)

794 PDT laying into the stats is awesome.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 12, 2019 02:11 AM (PUmDY)

795 Once again, a reason we are considered a smart military blog.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt - Cub Fan at February 12, 2019 02:21 AM (8iiMU)

796 Welp, headin' out to the Subway for a bite to eat and some Rough, Ropey Buttsecks.... pick up anything for anybody here? Maybe a twinkie and a Coke?

Anybody?

Posted by: Jussie-Fruit Smollett (FAKE!) at February 12, 2019 03:02 AM (Bqoi/)

797 Asked the sock monkey if he had any last words. " Yea, we're all fucked."

Posted by: Publius Erectius Ignoramus (formerly functionally erect) at February 12, 2019 03:07 AM (qdINy)

798 That the Germans went thru Belgium in 1870, WW1 and then in WW2 should have been a clue that some thought as to how to defend it should have been done.


Posted by: Jean at February 12, 2019 01:46 AM


Exactly. Let 'em have Belgium. If they can't defend it (which they can't). Don'y bother with it it. Concentrate on where you can beat them.

Posted by: otho at February 12, 2019 03:13 AM (LkFnL)

799 D'Agincourt?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at February 12, 2019 02:02 AM (PUmDY)

Well, it rained for two weeks prior to the event, turning the battleground to mud. This caused the French heavy calvary, once the day came, to flounder while attempting to charge. The French crossbowmen had great difficulty replacing soaked bowstrings, and thus had a much reduced (200m) range.

Not as if I had anything to do with it....

Posted by: Mother Nature at February 12, 2019 03:19 AM (wNN8A)

800 Welp, headin' out to the Subway for a bite to eat and some Rough, Ropey Buttsecks.... pick up anything for anybody here? Maybe a twinkie and a Coke? Anybody?
Posted by: Jussie-Fruit Smollett (FAKE!) at February 12, 2019 03:02 AM
......
Oh yes, yes indeed...A large beefy penis with an order of over-sized testicles!

Posted by: Sheppy... at February 12, 2019 03:24 AM (yhf6w)

801 (That made almost no sense, Pixey!)
The French crossbows had vsstly reduced range of less than 60 m, and wet crossbow strings were difficult to replace. Meanwhile, the lighly armored English archers could easily replace any wet for dry longbow strings and maintain fire from over 200m.

Posted by: Mother Nature at February 12, 2019 03:29 AM (wNN8A)

802 How's everyone?

Posted by: Skip at February 12, 2019 03:44 AM (/rm4P)

803 Hungry

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 12, 2019 03:45 AM (7Lklb)

804 Got another light snow coating, just to freshen up yesterday's.

Posted by: Skip at February 12, 2019 03:52 AM (/rm4P)

805 Here too, abt 2 inches. More to come tho- supposedly another 3-6. At least its warm. 28 degrees

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 12, 2019 03:55 AM (7Lklb)

806 There was a news report during that very cold spell that electric cars really suck, the batteries die faster and getting heat in them isn't that great.

Posted by: Skip at February 12, 2019 03:59 AM (/rm4P)

807 Yeah, cuz everyone is using the heat, i imagine that drains the battery faster.

The (boondoggle of) Milwaukee street car couldnt run because lines iced up...gee who couldnt have forseen that happening in this climate?

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 12, 2019 04:02 AM (7Lklb)

808 Off to work early, gotta shovel the walks before plow guy gets there to do the lot.

Have a wonderful day, all

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 12, 2019 04:19 AM (7Lklb)

809 Wow - I really try to get into MisHums ONTs but this sucks. From start to finish, its the most unfunny, uninteresting, unenjoyable mix of dumb links, quotes, and explanations. Yet. Congrats Mishum you have outdone yourself.

Posted by: Smithers at February 12, 2019 04:35 AM (MGd/t)

810
Heading out to fly to New York to pick up Delilah and drive her home. My first trip in a flying machine in, literally, years.

On the drive back it will be my first night in a hotel room in years, too. There's two ways of traveling: first class and with dogs.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 12, 2019 04:36 AM (LsBY9)

811 I'm trying to make Sandy O-C' s dream a reality, haven't been on a plane since before 9-11 and doubt I will again.
I love air travel too.

Posted by: Skip at February 12, 2019 04:39 AM (/rm4P)

812 Good morning!

There was a news report during that very cold spell that electric cars really suck, the batteries die faster and getting heat in them isn't that great.

It's like discovering high school science and chemistry all over again. FFS....

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 12, 2019 04:40 AM (/MDMB)

813 -Posted by: Smithers at February 12, 2019 04:35 AM (MGd/t)

Your Dad's friends did you no favor by treating you the way they did.

...it's not your fault.

No... listen...

It's not your fault.

Posted by: The One Who Knocks at February 12, 2019 04:48 AM (Ckg4U)

814 > Hence the Louisiana Purchase - with the French desire to create a maritime rival to England.

And they were broke, as noted, and also simply could not defend Louisiana and wanted to keep it out of British hands.

> The Russians could have pressed in the NW - but they fumbled that.

We got Alaska for basically identical reasons -- Russia was broke, could no longer defend it, and wanted to keep it out of British hands.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2019 04:55 AM (0OWcv)

815 So Trump is caving on the wall.

Oh well - as The Rolling Stones once said - You can't always get what you want...

Posted by: Bi|| Wynn at February 12, 2019 05:00 AM (ydmpR)

816 Can it be Friday already ?

Posted by: Skip at February 12, 2019 05:01 AM (/rm4P)

817 So, should white boys still be allowed to share their "opinions"? Should we be forced to listen? In honor of Black History Month, I'm gonna go with a hell no.

Why should we honor a month meant as a gesture of pity to enable idiots to feel better about themselves because of their skin color, since they have no other "accomplishments"?

Go find someone whose perspective has been buried or ignored and listen to them, raise up their voice.

Your perspective hasn't been "buried or ignored". Imbeciles like you generally have no perspectives on any interesting issue at hand. There is nothing "buried or ignored". And the perspectives you do have also haven't been ignored. They are banal and easily understood after 5 seconds and after that there is nothing further to contemplate.

You are a stupid, lazy, envious nonentity who feels inferior to other people because of your race, and who therefore likes to blame other races as an explanation of your inferiority rather than just accepting the fact that you were born as just barely higher than an animal, and that no one is to blame. You think you are entitled to free shit and respect because misguided leftists who feel sorry for you have encouraged you to think that you have been ill used in some way.

This is your perspective. It is not worth "listening to" or "raising up".

And you were and always will be too stupid to analyze that viewpoint to see if it's correct. So why should we listen to your "opinions"?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 12, 2019 05:02 AM (/qEW2)

818 Skip, Tuesday feels like Friday?

Posted by: clutch at February 12, 2019 05:02 AM (kiSdp)

819 Posted by: Smithers at February 12, 2019 04:35 AM (MGd/t)

So why are you here, Jan?

Posted by: clutch at February 12, 2019 05:05 AM (kiSdp)

820 yeah, cold and batteries don't go together well, though for normal vehicles it is not much problem.


The solar part of "alternative energy" dreamers might be useful in some areas, to lesson heavy daytime load in sunny places. But that is in a grid tie system. If one is trying to store electricity from the day to use in the house at night, the cost goes way up. As I understand it, the batteries alone can be 10 - 15 cents per kWh. (figuring the total life of the batteries).


I plan to put in a 10 kilowatt system, grid tied, and capture the 30% tax incentive, this year. 10 kw panel "label" really only produce about 75% of that in the best conditions. Prices have come down a lot, and tech is better as I hear it.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 12, 2019 05:18 AM (Cus5s)

821 > So Trump is caving on the wall.


So you're a lying troll.

Oh well - as every woman you've ever been around said - I will never have sex wit you...

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 12, 2019 05:21 AM (0OWcv)

822 So Dave Duke supports Ilhan Omar? I wonder how much Jake Flapper will talk about that after smearing Trump with Duke.

Posted by: clutch at February 12, 2019 05:22 AM (kiSdp)

823 >>>If vegitarianism is so superior, why aren't there people trying to process a chunk of beef into the appearance and approximate texture of a leaf of lettuce?

Reminds me of the "AwakenWithJP" video where he's having a discussion with a vegan. "Here, try this sausage. It's a cucumber substitute".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 12, 2019 05:23 AM (/qEW2)

824 If vegitarianism is so superior...

That's a mighty big if. I see nothing in the human record that indicates a solely vegetarian diet is more beneficial for survival and prosperity that a diet with vegetables and meat. Agrarian societies typically supplement their diets by hunting and/or fishing. It's just BS and a way to advance a narrative.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 12, 2019 05:34 AM (/MDMB)

825 "Confirming the arrest, Hertfordshire Police said: 'We take all reports of malicious communication seriously.' "

Orwell foresaw thought crime and WrongThink, yet I understand George was the "nicer kind" of socialist, (that wanted BigGov brought to us more peaceably). And then there is the Soviet version, the 50 (100?) year infiltration of America, and the long march through our institutions, as Bill Ayers and his fellow bombers became academia heroes.


The discussion of chattel slavery versus indentured servitude leads me to wonder whether the communist version of capturing our children via ( the subversion of) Hollywood and the schools is just kinder gentler servitude, a silent "death to America". That PC Narrative is now being enforced via the social media Trojan horse of censorship and excommunication, from social media platforms and possibly from banking privileges as well.


What is the brainwashing of our children but a modern engineered capture, which can't be undone by merely fleeing the plantation? The tree of liberty is wilting.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 12, 2019 05:37 AM (Cus5s)

826 God, sitting in an airport, I forgot how much CNN sucked.

Posted by: Jean at February 12, 2019 05:42 AM (XmV7U)

827 God, sitting in an airport, I forgot how much CNN sucked.
Posted by: Jean at February 12, 2019 05:42 AM (XmV7U)


That's not a bug, that's a feature.

Posted by: Don Lemon at February 12, 2019 05:49 AM (/qEW2)

828 "And you were and always will be too stupid to
analyze that viewpoint to see if it's correct. So why should we listen
to your "opinions"? Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear

true ... their argument (to the degree they even made it) failed, so now they just want to eliminate the winners from future debate (which they always lose). But that is at the pedestrian/pundit level, a smoke screen diversion from the globalist shadow men agenda.


The DeepState/Commie level has a more intelligent/engineered battle plan, based in PsyOp warfare full of false flags and manipulated culture clash identity politics. The elitists also want to silence the Western Man, who esteems liberty too highly for their taste.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 12, 2019 05:50 AM (Cus5s)

829
Good morning, Hordians.

Let's get out there and shame the lunatics by living a good life today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 12, 2019 06:01 AM (sCjOz)

830 >>>Posted by: illiniwek at February 12, 2019 05:50 AM (Cus5s)

You're right. She's a pawn. I get upset and angry over such things, but it's like getting upset over the "nyah, nyah" taunts of a 5 year old.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 12, 2019 06:06 AM (/qEW2)

831 RE: Wall deal

If the reported details are accurate, that DHS has the ability to make up with the reduced budget for beds by moving money around the department, then its not so bad after all. Still, its super LAME that only 55 miles of border are funded, but at least their was no amnesty of any kind traded. Regardless, I think the odds that this gets passed put of the Democrat House are low... and if the open-border Dems blow this deal up then it will be 100% on them for any new shutdown... which will give Trump a clear shot to go ahead with an executive order.

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 12, 2019 06:12 AM (GtG/j)

832 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 12, 2019 06:15 AM (cqNba)

833
If the reported details are accurate, that DHS has the ability to make up with the reduced budget for beds by moving money around the department, then its not so bad after all. Still, its super LAME that only 55 miles of border are funded, but at least their was no amnesty of any kind traded. Regardless, I think the odds that this gets passed put of the Democrat House are low... and if the open-border Dems blow this deal up then it will be 100% on them for any new shutdown... which will give Trump a clear shot to go ahead with an executive order.
Posted by: Serious Cat at February 12, 2019 06:12 AM (GtG/j)

-------

Where's the money for the high tech "virtual wall" everybody that doesn't want a real wall says they want? That was the whole basis of the opposition to a real wall.

Posted by: MAGA at February 12, 2019 06:17 AM (I5LRE)

834 I've never had the pleasure of raising a teenager, never had children. Do they ever listen? The granddaughter has exceeded our data usage for the second month in a row. Grrrrrr! Told her yesterday we were almost out and she used twice as much as the day before.
It's just not satisfying to yell at her via text. So I ratted on her to her mom. I'll probably hear that discussion being held in CA all the way here in SW OH.
Ok, I'm done ranting.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at February 12, 2019 06:17 AM (N3JsI)

835
"Guilty as sin, free as a bird - what a country, America."

Posted by: HC from Chappaqua NY at February 12, 2019 06:17 AM (jYje5)

836 Good morning.
Lotsa weather fun out there today.
Snow. sleet. wind, ice. Damn glad I'm retired

Posted by: Bruce at February 12, 2019 06:18 AM (8ikIW)

837 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 12, 2019 06:15 AM (cqNba)

Yepper, it is a good morning, complete with ice storm limbs rolling around on my roof.

Posted by: clutch at February 12, 2019 06:18 AM (kiSdp)

838
It's just not satisfying to yell at her via text. So I ratted on her to her mom. I'll probably hear that discussion being held in CA all the way here in SW OH.
Ok, I'm done ranting.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at February 12, 2019 06:17 AM


Why isn't she using wi-fi to connect? How are you connected to the internet?

Posted by: HC from Chappaqua NY at February 12, 2019 06:20 AM (jYje5)

839 Posted by: never enough caffeine at February 12, 2019 06:17 AM (N3JsI)

Why are you paying your g'daughter's phone bill?

Posted by: clutch at February 12, 2019 06:21 AM (kiSdp)

840 "Do they ever listen?"


The answer is no, teenagers never listen.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 12, 2019 06:21 AM (4thlk)

841 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 12, 2019 06:25 AM (u82oZ)

842 Step daughter is divorcing. They do not have a pot to piss in or the proverbial window. The phones and adding them to our plan were birthday gifts, especially for the granddaughter who turned 16 during the really, really bad opening days of the divorce. That's why they are on our plan.
Granddaughter claims their wifi stinks. If that good for nothing, low life soon to be ex son-in-law of ours was half way decent he would look into that issue. He won't, it doesn't affect him.
I can only encourage her to use wifi, cannot make her.
Luckily we go to unlimited data starting tomorrow. Still have today to get through.
Now I'm done ranting.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at February 12, 2019 06:26 AM (N3JsI)

843 I can only encourage her to use wifi, cannot make her'

If the phone is on yur account turn off the data plan

Posted by: freaked at February 12, 2019 06:29 AM (UdKB7)

844 Bruce, we didn't get near as much ice as last week's storm, thankfully. And very little snow. Hear Chicago is a bit of a mess with the ice.

Posted by: lizabth at February 12, 2019 06:31 AM (RFh5Y)

845 The "deal" is a farce. The GOP is not serious about border security and it's up to PDT to get anything done.

Posted by: freaked at February 12, 2019 06:31 AM (UdKB7)

846 Ice. Again. but warm, at 21°F. So NaCl will work.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 12, 2019 06:32 AM (u82oZ)

847 freaked. Just did that.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at February 12, 2019 06:33 AM (N3JsI)

848
One nice thing about my wife (well there's plenty, but) she listens. I explained to her how we have limited data and how to quickly turn it on and off. A bunch of the apps on these phones will use that data up quickly, even if they're not in actual use. You have to go into settings and change an individual setting on each and every one to keep them honest.

She knows if a picture comes in to turn data on, download the picture, then turn it right off again. We never go over.

I'm learning to turn my wifi off at night, because those sucker apps will leach that all night long and in the morning my battery is drained way more then if I turn it off at night.

'Free' apps will cost you.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 12, 2019 06:34 AM (jYje5)

849 Raining, right at 31 degrees. So its freezing on top of the small amount of snow that we got yesterday.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 12, 2019 06:35 AM (cqNba)

850 Fox shows Ilhan Omar wearing a hijab, but with full makeup. So, only hair triggers Muslims?

Posted by: clutch at February 12, 2019 06:35 AM (kiSdp)

851 Mornin'

Posted by: wing at February 12, 2019 06:36 AM (JFzNN)

852 Hear Chicago is a bit of a mess with the ice.
Posted by: lizabth

Sadly, Chicago is a mess without the ice.

Posted by: Bruce at February 12, 2019 06:38 AM (8ikIW)

853 Erik Erickson says PDT has earned his support. FU asshole if it was up to you we would be suffering an HRC presidency.

Posted by: freaked at February 12, 2019 06:39 AM (UdKB7)

854 Bruce, we didn't get near as much ice as last week's storm, thankfully. And very little snow. Hear Chicago is a bit of a mess with the ice.
Posted by: lizabth

We were supposed to go on an ovenite trip with friends to Galena today. For other reasons we had to cancel it last Friday. I'm glad we don't have to drive there today.
Between Freeport and Galena would be a real bear today

Posted by: Bruce at February 12, 2019 06:40 AM (8ikIW)

855 845....slight variation:

The GOP is only serious about enriching themselves and its up to PDT to get anything else done.

Posted by: Voter theater. at February 12, 2019 06:40 AM (FqO+s)

856 Ive got to hand it to the GOPe, it takes a special skill to negotiate for less money and ICE beds then you already have if you go with a CR.

Heck of job Brownie.

Posted by: WisRich at February 12, 2019 06:43 AM (OAlmw)

857
All Erik Erickson has to hear is that Rick Santorum has entered the race, once again, and he'll change allegiance in a heartbeat.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 12, 2019 06:43 AM (jYje5)

858 ...When you saw only one set of footprints,

It was then that I carried your lazy ass.

Posted by: God Emperor Trump at February 12, 2019 06:44 AM (oVJmc)

859 Yep, Bruce, sounds like they have lots of snow over there, and big winds later. Love Galena..in May...ha.

Posted by: lizabth at February 12, 2019 06:44 AM (RFh5Y)

860 Love Galena..in May...ha.
Posted by: lizabth

This was a trip our friends wanted to do this week. I guess for his wife's birthday. I've got 1 bum knee, one not so good knee, and a bad ankle. For some reason, no one wanted to hear my no vote.

You'll be fine says the husband. You and me can sit in a bar and drink while the women shop.

Ummm. I can sit and drink at home. In a layzboy recliner.

Posted by: Bruce at February 12, 2019 06:47 AM (8ikIW)

861 School security being taken seriously.

https://tinyurl.com/yxf4lk7u


School security NOT being taken seriously

https://tinyurl.com/y24alywr

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 12, 2019 06:47 AM (cqNba)

862 'The GOP is only serious about enriching themselves'

It's pathetic. I despise the as much as the Dems.

The Mrs agreed yesterday that we need to accelerate the ten year plan. We are not going to get any relief from the GOP and when Trump is gone it's all going to shit.

Posted by: freaked at February 12, 2019 06:48 AM (UdKB7)

863 It won't even take a Santorum challenge, Erickson will switch back to NeverTrumping the next time Trump says something the fake conservatives find offensive. Then he will write some article about how he, a good Christian, can't in good consciousness support a guy like Trump, blah, blah, blah. All in hope of getting some face time on CNN and MSNBC.

He's better than us.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 12, 2019 06:52 AM (4thlk)

864 The Mrs agreed yesterday that we need to accelerate
the ten year plan. We are not going to get any relief from the GOP and
when Trump is gone it's all going to shit.


Posted by: freaked at February 12, 2019 06:48 AM

---

When Trump is gone and a democrat takes his place, you can bet there will be a push to "Nationalize" all of our 401k's and IRA's so everyone gets a fair and livable retirement. It will succeed too if the dems can keep the House and regain the Senate.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 12, 2019 06:54 AM (JUOKG)

865 ...When you saw only one set of footprints,

It was then that I carried your lazy ass.
Posted by: God Emperor Trump at February 12, 2019 06:44 AM (oVJmc)


...when you saw only one set of footprints,

...that was when I was giving you a free helicopter ride.

Posted by: zombie Augusto Pinochet at February 12, 2019 06:54 AM (t+qrx)

866 hiya

Posted by: JT at February 12, 2019 06:54 AM (Nysch)

867 How despairing that we need new laws to enforce justice on lying elitist scum.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 12, 2019 06:55 AM (H8QX8)

868 It will succeed too if the dems can keep the House and regain the Senate. '

My 401k is invested in precious metals, mostly lead.

Posted by: freaked at February 12, 2019 06:56 AM (UdKB7)

869 School security NOT being taken seriously

https://tinyurl.com/y24alywr
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 12, 2019 06:47 AM (cqNba)
----------

"Under the current policy, school police officers can only be armed before or after school hours. Their weapons are stored in a safe during the school day."

Because people who want to make trouble are only going to show up before school or after school, not while the school is full of kids and teachers. I see.

Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2019 06:57 AM (U5tDi)

870 To all the Chrises, Ryans, Olivers, and Seans out there
stay in school, learn to codes, go to college and learn business, do not stick your dick in crazy and do not stick it in anything unless it is covered. Marry someone like and go start a life. In about 10 years Demarco, DIon, Malik, and Darius will be working for you at minimum wage.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 12, 2019 06:59 AM (JFO2v)

871 Because people who want to make trouble are only going to show up before school or after school, not while the school is full of kids and teachers. I see.

Posted by: bluebell

LOL

Posted by: JT at February 12, 2019 06:59 AM (Nysch)

872
Heh. The Chicago hoax update.


Chicago police spokesman AJGuglielmi
tells ABC7Chicago
about Jussie Smollat turning over his redacted phone records, "We are very appreciative of the victim's cooperation however
the records provided do not meet the burden for a criminal
investigation..."

Posted by: lowandslow at February 12, 2019 07:00 AM (4thlk)

873 When Trump is gone and a democrat takes his place, you can bet there will be a push to "Nationalize" all of our 401k's and IRA's so everyone gets a fair and livable retirement. It will succeed too if the dems can keep the House and regain the Senate.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 12, 2019 06:54 AM (JUOKG)

They have done this in several South American countries. They will give you an IOU for your $$.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 12, 2019 07:01 AM (JFO2v)

874
"My school" had a Dare (anti-drug) program where the local police would come in, fully armed and give a presentation. They also would simply appear at random times and walk the hallways.

I don't think I've ever heard of a school shooting at a Catholic school. I thought of that recently when the Covington School kids were being taunted by the Black Hebrews, or whatever they called themselves.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 12, 2019 07:02 AM (jYje5)

875 Mexican flags at the betoff rally Is it Cinco de Mayo already?

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 12, 2019 07:02 AM (JFO2v)

876 Deacon,

"model 1066 condolences. my bil od'ed at age 44 on the same type of speedball that killed John Belushi."

Damn. So did mine, at the same age. I'm not sure if it was deliberate or not. He was going like a bat out of hell and about to run out of money, time and road.

I miss him a great deal sometimes, but then I think how close he was to hitting the wall and I think it was one of God's tender mercies to let him escape this mortal coil before he was homeless and completely broke.

It taught me a few lessons, though. First, have a legal, written and properly witnessed will.

Second, have an executor of that will already chosen and in agreement to perform the task. Spoiler: you aren't doing whoever you name as executor any favors.

Third, have your flipping burial plans made and paid for. The executor almost certainly doesn't know what you like in tombstones and funeral ceremonies, so if you want something specific, go ahead of time and get it put on paper. Then pay for it.

Fourth, be prepared to have people in your family get very angry with you if you speak to the in-laws at all.
Things can get ugly when it comes to dealing with a loved one's goods.

Fifth, I wish you the best of luck. You'll need it.

Posted by: mac at February 12, 2019 07:03 AM (qxy/P)

877
In about 10 years Demarco, DIon, Malik, and Darius will be working for you at minimum wage.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 12, 2019 06:59 AM


Which will be $100 an hour in my first administration. With an annual increase 10X the rate of inflation.

Posted by: Alexandria Occasional Cortex at February 12, 2019 07:04 AM (jYje5)

878 875 Mexican flags at the betoff rally Is it Cinco de Mayo already?
_________________

It's Reconquista Day every day, gringos!!!

Posted by: hispanic owners of U.S., per AOC at February 12, 2019 07:04 AM (fqUgw)

879 Well I've got to get ready to go to Atlanta. I hate fucking Atlanta, bitch makes me crabby.

Posted by: freaked at February 12, 2019 07:05 AM (UdKB7)

880 Marry someone like and go start a life. In about 10 years Demarco, DIon, Malik, and Darius will be working for you at minimum wage.
_______________

lol, f*ck that! We'll be jacking your car and stealing your shit!

Posted by: Demarco, Dion, Malik, Darius at February 12, 2019 07:07 AM (fqUgw)

881 "Heh. The Chicago hoax update."

Also he is described as 'The star of...."

I thought he had a 2nd string role in the show.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 12, 2019 07:19 AM (cqNba)

882 We still call out 'NOOD"...
Yes?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 12, 2019 07:19 AM (cqNba)

883 I hate fucking Atlanta, bitch makes me crabby.



Perhaps you should find another city to f****?

Hope that it goes better than you anticipate.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 12, 2019 07:20 AM (AllCR)

884 headed to NH be back Friday

Its the second time the Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Service hosts the Valentines Day event, which includes same-day testing for STDs, hepatitis C and HIV.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 12, 2019 07:21 AM (JFO2v)

885 When Trump is gone and a democrat takes his place, you can bet there
will be a push to "Nationalize" all of our 401k's and IRA's so everyone
gets a fair and livable retirement. It will succeed too if the dems can
keep the House and regain the Senate.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 12, 2019 06:54 AM (JUOKG)


Wow. Wasn't all that long ago that talk like that was treated as lunacy and grounds to be mocked by the mature, responsible crowd. The folks who never, ever allow their thick, luxurious hair to be so much as kissed by the hint of a flame.

Posted by: GoldDust at February 12, 2019 07:21 AM (NvlHD)

886 neverenough, sez; Granddaughter claims their wifi stinks. If that good for nothing, low life soon to be ex son-in-law of ours was half way decent he would look into that issue. He won't, it doesn't affect him.

He provides wifi? You're way ahead of our grandsons life, where we provide wifi, emergency phone, with all the numbers needed and wifi for his computer, all the google play cards, clothes, but complain You!

lol

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 07:21 AM (gLMhO)

887 It was then that I carried your lazy ass.
Posted by: God Emperor Trump at February 12, 2019 06:44 AM (oVJmc)

Trump is not my Emperor. He is not my God. He is a hard working President who loves this country and wants it to do well, which is all I ask of him

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 12, 2019 07:23 AM (AllCR)

888 Posted by: rhennigantx at February 12, 2019 07:21 AM (JFO2v)

How did the eye exam go?

Would you like to put on the prayer list?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 12, 2019 07:24 AM (AllCR)

889 Fenelon, I think G-d emperor is just a useful term to chuckle at because media and the left are so over the top, Likes he's shoved Obamacare and open borders, and Housing crisis on the rest of us.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 07:24 AM (gLMhO)

890 Trump acts as much as an emperor as average joe.

He cleans the porta potties and we don't even have the decency to thank Him

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 07:25 AM (gLMhO)

891
Todd is one of the two ying-yangs in Coonman's blackface photo.

Which one is he? Why, whichever one you dislike most, of course!

Posted by: Oh, Todd, you've failed us again at February 12, 2019 07:42 AM (pNxlR)

892
Metalsmithing class is canceled due to hazardous travel restrictions. Doggeh's 9:00 AM grooming appointment is not cancelled, so gotta get up and get 'er done.

Posted by: first world problems at February 12, 2019 07:45 AM (pNxlR)

893 And another day Begins/Ends on Gilligans Island

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at February 12, 2019 04:23 PM (wGqjj)

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