Sunday Overnight Open Thread (4/14/19)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

“I’m not a fan. I think it cheapens taxonomy as a science and an art. Taxonomy is in a rough place right now. In general, when we are not funding crucial climate change and emerging disease research, taxonomy is very low on the list.” Christian Kammerer


Quote II

It’s almost as if someone said “No one has less knowledge of science, a higher opinion of himself, and a bigger carbon footprint than Al Gore” and Kerry replies “hold my champagne, I’m going to testify as a climate change expert.” Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY)


Quote III

“I think that last voice was Eric Swalwell’s, and for your viewers that don’t know who that is, that’s a member of the Judiciary Committee and Intelligence Committee from California. “He’s running for president, which I’m sure none of your viewers are familiar with and they won’t be a year from now. So he’s trying to get attention.” Former Rep. Trey Gowdy


Quote IV

“They twisted these people. They got them in a perjury trap. They had them by the short hairs. They got them to cooperate and guess what? There was still no Russian collusion,” Geraldo Rivera

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Less safe? Why we can't release illegal aliens in blue cities but they can roam free in the wilderness of TX, NM and AZ.

Maybe Senator Spartacus should listen to Cher.

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Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) is a piece of shit. That is all.

JERRY NADLER: CONGRESS WILL JUDGE FOR ITSELF ON WHETHER PRESIDENT TRUMP OBSTRUCTED JUSTICE
‘... and for the public ultimately’

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The more I hear from Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) the more I dislike her.

Presidential candidate and senator Kamala Harris revealed that she is a gun owner during an event in Iowa.

“I am a gun owner. And I own a gun for probably the reason that a lot of people do, for personal safety,” the California Democrat said. “I was a former prosecutor.”

Harris described the landscape of the Second Amendment debate as one of a false dichotomy: either you support the Second Amendment or you want to take everyone’s guns away.


Frankly I don't believe her claim of gun ownership. If she has to lie about smoking pot and listening to Rap music to pander for votes.................


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It looked like it could be done on paper...............


ouch FAILS gifs bad jokes wheelchairs - 7380171264


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One of the many problems with politicians is that they never have to be in the real world. Everything looks good from the governing chambers. NYC City Council condones being high on the job.

Marijuana use remains illegal in New York State, but the New York City council has voted to ban employers from testing job applicants for pot use as a condition of employment. Though the new law exempts certain employers from the ban, including transportation firms and federal contractors obligated to test for drugs, the council’s action is virtually unprecedented. Some courts in other states have ruled that workers using marijuana under medical supervision can’t be fired, but no other jurisdiction has so broadly banned preemployment testing. Advocates say that the new law will end the “stigma” associated with pot use, and they claim that testing for marijuana isn’t a good predictor of employee performance. But as with many of the arguments for legalization, these are dubious claims. The council’s action ignores substantial and growing evidence from scientific journals of pot’s negative effects, especially on younger people. And by telling employers whom they must hire, the council disregards the costs that marijuana use can inflict on a workplace.

If I was a business owner and I knew someone was high or getting high on the job I would find a way to terminate that employee.


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American Descendants of Slavery and the call for reparations.

On the surface, #ADOS, which stands for the American Descendants of Slavery, sounds like a hashtag for Black empowerment, perhaps a call to arms. However, dig through more than three tweets, and you’ll likely leave with more questions than answers as to what ADOS is really all about.

Founded by controversial social media figures Yvette Carnell and Antonio Moore late last year, the ADOS hashtag—as well as its corresponding movement—asks the government to address the plight of African Americans who were directly connected to U.S. slavery through a list of a number of reparation demands, like reinstituting voting protections, offering a healthcare credit, forgiving student loan debt, and securing 15 percent of Small Business Administration loans for descendants of slaves. These, among others on the list, are reparation demands many Black Americans would find reasonable.


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My internet service. I thought it was shitty because I lived in the middle of nowhere. But could it be because of government rules and regs?

The Left continues to insist that we have few broadband internet access options because installing wires is too expensive. All that digging and nailing posts must be super-expensive, they reason.

In reality, the cost of having government intervene in a market is that it distorts the market, and with all governments broke, they are not about to give up on a possible lucrative source of revenue like licensing.


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Well, this should make Max Boot, Bill Kristol and all of the other armchair generals jack off with delight.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told the Chilean broadcaster Mega TV that every single tool for what he described as US efforts “to restore democracy” in Venezuela remains on the table. He confirmed that military intervention is still an option amid the ongoing political crisis in which Washington has backed self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido and denounced Nicolas Maduro.

According to him “every single tool, every single option remains on the table” even though the Lima Group of Latin American countries has rejected such a scenario and the US lacks support for such a measure from the United Nations Security Council.


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The rules never apply to The Clintons.

Bill and Hillary Clinton tried to bully a prestigious scholarship program into selecting Chelsea Clinton’s then-boyfriend and then sought "payback" when they were resisted, according to a former top foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama.

The episode took place nearly 19 years ago but has fresh resonance after revelations last month of multimillion-dollar bribes paid by parents to get their children into elite colleges, including Stanford University, which Chelsea Clinton and her then-boyfriend Jeremy Kane attended. Among those recently implicated was Michelle Obama's former tennis coach.


Speaking of the Arkansas Refuse the ultimate grifters........Bill & Hillary on tour. I would rather have a prostate biopsy.

Thursday night marked the kickoff, in New York City, of their national speaking tour. Billed as “a one-of-a-kind conversation with two individuals who have helped shape our world … [and who offer] remarkable insight into where we go from here,” the event simply underscored why Hillary lost: Over-promise, under-deliver, avoid accountability, and expect the masses to nonetheless be satisfied.

My ticket, a third-row seat in the balcony, cost $210. This bought me 90 minutes of longtime Clinton lackey Paul Begala launching such softballs as:

Is the two-state solution dead?
What is happening to American politics?
How did it feel to watch the bin Laden raid?
Why are the Dems losing rural voters?
How did you raise such an amazing daughter?


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Did. Not. See. This. Coming.

New Zealand Police Expecting Massive Non-Compliance
Under New Zealandís new mandatorybuyback confiscation law, owners of semi-automatic firearms have until September 30 to turn them in. But based on this Reuters report, authorities are expecting only a fraction of those who own the newly outlawed guns to comply.

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So what is new in the world of taxation? A proposal to tax your porn. H/T redc1c4

The pornography (porn) industry is worth almost $100 billion. Laws that banned porn were struck down more than 50 years ago, so in all 50 states, you can download adult content all you want. Or consume porn the old-fashioned way by reading dirty magazines.

Companies that distribute pornography, of course, already pay taxes on their profits. But legislators in at least 18 states are anxious to ensure they’re getting their “fair share” of the financial bonanza.


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It isn't the jump but the abrupt landing that always gets you. Genius Award Winner.

“Once the flight arrived at the gate, the passenger opened one of the doors and jumped off the aircraft,” according to the airline.

“Law enforcement and paramedics responded.”

According to Phoenix police, during the flight a 25-year-old passenger began touching passengers’ faces and spraying them with some kind of liquid from a spray bottle. A witness who spoke with the Arizona Republic said the man was also swearing and hitting multiple passengers.


Where is the air Marshall when you need one?


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The ONT Musical Interlude



Born on This Day 14 Apr 1945
English guitarist and songwriter Ritchie Blackmore from Deep Purple, who had the 1970 UK No.2 single 'Black Night' and the 1973 US No.4 single 'Smoke On The Water'. Deep Purple were listed in the 1975 Guinness Book of World Records as "the globe's loudest band" for a 1972 concert at London's Rainbow Theatre. Blackmore later formed Rainbow who had the 1981 hit single 'I Surrender'. via thisdayinmusic.com



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Kicking ass and not taking prisoners. A restaurant crew was nice to a would be thief. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.


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Weekly commenter stats for week of 4-14-2019

Top 10 commenters:
1 [495 comments] 'Insomniac' [69.48 posts/day]
2 [377 comments] 'TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts'
3 [365 comments] 'Sponge'
4 [356 comments] 'garrett'
5 [352 comments] 'yankeefifth'
6 [342 comments] 'Tom Servo'
7 [321 comments] 'Yudhishthira's Dice'
8 [317 comments] 'rickb223'
9 [307 comments] 'Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler'
10 [304 comments] 'Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [260 names] 'Miklos, out-pointing' [36.49 unique names/day]
2 [38 names] 'andycanuck'
3 [38 names] 'Meade Lux Lewis'
4 [37 names] 'mindful webworker recognized cher, though,'
5 [34 names] 'wth'
6 [31 names] 'LeftCoast Dawg'
7 [31 names] 'Cicero (@cicero)'
8 [27 names] 'Count de Monet'
9 [27 names] 'In Vino Veritits'
10 [27 names] 'Kap'n Bill Kristol'

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:55 PM




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1 st

Posted by: ALH at April 14, 2019 09:55 PM (8wKjk)

2 Yo

Posted by: Ha at April 14, 2019 09:56 PM (MAstk)

3 Love the top picture, MisHum.

Some gave all.

Posted by: ALH at April 14, 2019 09:56 PM (8wKjk)

4
> 2020 Pennsylvania Democratic Primary:

> Biden 28%
> Sanders 16%
> Harris 8%
> Warren 8%
> Buttigieg 4%
> O'Rourke 3%
> Klobuchar 3%
> Booker 3%

Posted by: Ha at April 14, 2019 09:56 PM (MAstk)

5 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at April 14, 2019 09:57 PM (Zz0t1)

6 still not on sock hall of shame

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 14, 2019 09:59 PM (dm05u)

7 I should make breakfast for tomorrow.

Eh.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 14, 2019 09:59 PM (t+qrx)

8 5 FIRST!!!!!
Posted by: Sponge at April 14, 2019 09:57 PM (Zz0t1)

I demand a recount!

Posted by: ALH at April 14, 2019 09:59 PM (8wKjk)

9 Quite the Numero Uno

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 14, 2019 09:59 PM (aA3+G)

10 2020 Pennsylvania Democratic Primary:

> Biden 28%
> Sanders 16%
> Harris 8%
> Warren 8%
> Buttigieg 4%
> O'Rourke 3%
> Klobuchar 3%
> Booker 3%
Posted by: Ha at April 14, 2019 09:56 PM (MAstk)

Has Biden even announced? I don't think he has. If he doesn't run, where do his votes go?

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 14, 2019 09:59 PM (Rz2Nc)

11 watched first half of A Star is Born
awful movie

Green Book was funny though

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 14, 2019 10:00 PM (dm05u)

12 Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 14, 2019 09:59 PM (dm05u)

For a certain price I could help

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 14, 2019 10:00 PM (aA3+G)

13 First pic is probably from Memorial Day preparations at a national cemetery. We were all lined up to participate at one at Ft. Sam Houston but a thunderstorm rolled in.

Posted by: pookysgirl at April 14, 2019 10:00 PM (XKZwp)

14 I like the cut of this Massie fellow's jib. He seems like Moron material.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 14, 2019 10:01 PM (NWiLs)

15 If you haven't found the presidential candidate for you, consider Marianne Williamson.

https://bit.ly/2v2D2OJ

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 14, 2019 10:01 PM (+y/Ru)

16 ONT!

Posted by: Sixkiller at April 14, 2019 10:02 PM (MMTZv)

17 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at April 14, 2019 10:02 PM (JFzNN)

18 Misanthropic Humanitarian

Very nice picture.

Take away te media voices, the "elites self-serving idiocies"and Cher, and America is a fantastic country because of it's wonderful people.

And then there is Booker and me. Belay my last. Booker should have been Helen Thomas.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2019 10:02 PM (u82oZ)

19 lol MH

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 14, 2019 10:02 PM (dm05u)

20 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 14, 2019 10:00 PM (aA3+G)


If you have to ask, you can't afford it.

Posted by: ALH at April 14, 2019 10:02 PM (8wKjk)

21 ALH, regarding your question from the last Thread, the ONT is at 2155 hrs. EDT.

Also, congratulations on another notch on your Primus Noctus stick!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 14, 2019 10:03 PM (DMUuz)

22 ſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 14, 2019 10:03 PM (CLcKT)

23 Also, congratulations on another notch on your Primus Noctus stick!
Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 14, 2019 10:03 PM (DMUuz)

Thank you, thank you very much!

Posted by: ALH at April 14, 2019 10:03 PM (8wKjk)

24 Tonight I'm glad I'm a Jets fan instead of a Lightning fan.

Posted by: logprof at April 14, 2019 10:04 PM (XAYDB)

25 NZFrank said dawn no knock raids are happening in NZ...

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 14, 2019 10:04 PM (dm05u)

26 Flags!
Yes.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgari at April 14, 2019 10:04 PM (f3oO4)

27 Cher tsk tsk
how rayciss

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 14, 2019 10:05 PM (dm05u)

28

Mad about Pete

https://photos.ibj.com/shane-johnson/50/50//0

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 14, 2019 10:06 PM (aKsyK)

29 Tucker Carlson sez that the most racist people are rich white liberals.

Posted by: ALH at April 14, 2019 10:06 PM (8wKjk)

30 FIRST!!!

Posted by: Stacy Abrams at April 14, 2019 10:06 PM (sdi6R)

31 Hey everybody.

I think I may need to vent a bit tonight. Stay tuned...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2019 10:06 PM (miE9U)

32 I almost bought one of those Clinton tickets.

At the last second I realized it said "A chance to hang WITH the Clintons."

Posted by: Miklos, belatedly attentive at April 14, 2019 10:07 PM (zCyNd)

33
Just imagine all the fun the tax agencies will have in ensuring porn tax compliance.

They'll have to monitor things very closely.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2019 10:07 PM (f1Vqw)

34 30 FIRST!!!
Posted by: Stacy Abrams at April 14, 2019 10:06 PM (sdi6R)


In your damn dreams.

Posted by: ALH at April 14, 2019 10:07 PM (8wKjk)

35 Power companies will delivering Internet over the power lines will solve that distribution problem. I'm kind of surprised it's taking so long.

Posted by: freaked at April 14, 2019 10:07 PM (UdKB7)

36 29 Tucker Carlson sez that the most racist people are rich white liberals.

Posted by: ALH at April 14, 2019 10:06 PM (8wKjk)

They're also the least charitable, most hypocritical and have the largest carbon footprints.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 14, 2019 10:07 PM (NWiLs)

37 That idiot trying to skate down the railing might fall and break his neck. He could be paralyzed forever.

Oh - uhhh - bad example.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 14, 2019 10:07 PM (Y4EXg)

38 They're also the least charitable, most hypocritical and have the largest carbon footprints.
Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 14, 2019 10:07 PM (NWiLs)

The Nimby's.

Posted by: ALH at April 14, 2019 10:08 PM (8wKjk)

39 I think that if the public wants to name a newly discovered frog Froggius McFroggersonus, well good for them!

Posted by: tom servo at April 14, 2019 10:08 PM (KS7KL)

40 New Zealand Police Expecting Massive Non-Compliance
Under New Zealand's new mandatorybuyback confiscation law, owners of semi-automatic firearms have until September 30 to turn them in. But based on this Reuters report, authorities are expecting only a fraction of those who own the newly outlawed guns to comply.

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Why should NZ turn over their guns just because somebody did something?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 14, 2019 10:10 PM (+y/Ru)

41 For those of a Christian religious bent, the St. Paul Center that Dr. Scott Hahn runs has a free 12 part video series called Genesis to Jesus available at their website for the price of your email address. I am just starting it tonight.

Dr. Hahn is very, very good at putting the Old Testament together with the New Testament and explaining how everything in the Bible fits together in Christ. I have learned a lot from him and his co-authors and I suspect this series will be filled with new info.

StPaulCenter dot com.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 14, 2019 10:10 PM (smc0A)

42
Trump is the only Republican who would have anywhere near the balls to do this. No other would even come close to having the testicular fortitude to dump the illegals like this.

And as Cher shows, it's a nice wedge, splitting up the far left loons and turning them against each other. You'll have the true believers who want MOAR illegals, vs those who just talk the talk but know they can't handle the influx.

Trump, he knows how to fight.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2019 10:10 PM (f1Vqw)

43 Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

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Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2019 10:10 PM (0Ntuf)

44 #1 with only 495? Slow commenting week.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 14, 2019 10:10 PM (NWiLs)

45 "I'm not a fan. I think it cheapens taxonomy as a science and an art. Taxonomy is in a rough place right now. In general, when we are not funding crucial climate change and emerging disease research, taxonomy is very low on the list." Christian Kammerer

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Stuffing mooseheads and mountain lions isn't a high priority for federal funding, I guess.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 14, 2019 10:10 PM (4knXT)

46 Tonight I'm glad I'm a Jets fan instead of a Lightning fan.
Posted by: logprof at April 14, 2019 10:04 PM (XAYDB)


No way. P38 4lyfe.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 14, 2019 10:10 PM (t+qrx)

47 "They twisted these people. They got them in a perjury trap. They had them by the short hairs. They got them to cooperate and guess what? There was still no Russian collusion," Geraldo Rivera]/i]

This guy just flips a coin for every fucking story.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 14, 2019 10:10 PM (uAgHA)

48 Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 14, 2019 10:04 PM (dm05u)

You will be made to care...

and/or comply, although not necessarily in that order!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgari at April 14, 2019 10:11 PM (f3oO4)

49 There's been plenty of Internet chat today about the incident where Andy Warski's "friend" got arrested in Florida early this morning because he pulled a gun on ppl who his group earlier had a confrontation with.

Metokur (Jim) did a stream about it this morning, so one can look that up if they want the deep lore, but here's a short write-up about the incident: http://tinyurl.com/yyz4dxa3

Several informational videos can be made about this.
1) How To *Not* De-Escalate a Situation.
2) "Stand Your Ground" Isn't a Get-Out-Of-Jail Free Card for Stupid Nonsense
3) IRL Livestreaming Is Either Boring or Ends With Arrest(s) - Do Not Attempt

Posted by: Thrawn at April 14, 2019 10:12 PM (Ta69/)

50 More Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/y4q2rwca

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https://tinyurl.com/y2zgsnn3

https://tinyurl.com/yxkumu56

https://tinyurl.com/y6h7rxpv

Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2019 10:12 PM (0Ntuf)

51 I agree with porn-stache Geraldo. I feel dirty.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 14, 2019 10:13 PM (+y/Ru)

52
The new duck tape fashion trend:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6920793

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2019 10:13 PM (f1Vqw)

53 Went to a church luncheon and got food poisoning.

Someone in the congregation is trying to kill me.

Posted by: ALH at April 14, 2019 10:13 PM (8wKjk)

54 24
Tonight I'm glad I'm a Jets fan instead of a Lightning fan.

Posted by: logprof


GO PENGUINS!! And they are going too! Right out of the playoffs and onto the Links! FORE!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 14, 2019 10:15 PM (WNAuL)

55 Has Biden even announced? I don't think he has. If he doesn't run, where do his votes go?
Posted by: Evasiveboat42


They go to Trump, because nobody else on that list is remotely fuggin' sane.

Not that Biden is a picture of normalcy, or anything.

Posted by: mikeski at April 14, 2019 10:15 PM (P1f+c)

56 "If I was a business owner and I knew someone was high or getting high on the job I would find a way to terminate that employee."

The cabinet shop up the road from us had to lay-off workers, for the first time, back when the economy went to crap in 2008. The owner never had to lay-off anyone before. He decided, step one, drug test. Almost all the night shift failed the drug test.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 14, 2019 10:15 PM (Rz2Nc)

57 That FGS was incredible. Some highlights: The guy in the cap waiting until the would-be robber let his guard down to tackle him, the ground-and-pound that left the robber bloody, and the cap guy grinning and throwing up his hands after escorting the robber out.

Epic, MisHum. Epic.

Posted by: pookysgirl at April 14, 2019 10:15 PM (XKZwp)

58 Okay, time to vent.

It's very frustrating to me that I find it next to impossible to communicate with some of my family members. They will only communicate when it's convenient for *them,* and screw everyone else.

Pretty succinct this time, but glad for it. :-)

As I've said, I have family in Arkansas. (I'm in SoCal.) I keep trying to find out when would be a good frame of time in 2019 to come out to visit. I cannot get a response, and I've been trying now for at least three months to discuss it in detail.

I guess at this stage I should just assume it's not really that worthwhile to the other person for me to come out, and if I do it at all, decide to put it off until it's much more convenient for me, which in my case won't be until 2020 or 2021.

Oh well.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2019 10:15 PM (miE9U)

59 36 29 Tucker Carlson sez that the most racist people are rich white liberals.

Posted by: ALH at April 14, 2019 10:06 PM (8wKjk)

Tucker's wrong on that one. The Black Political Class is 10 times more racist than the worst white liberal out there. Exchange the words "white" and "Black" and the Black Political Class has thoughts that would make the KKK ashamed.

Posted by: tom servo at April 14, 2019 10:16 PM (KS7KL)

60 Buttigieg 4%

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Buttplug is making a lot of noise for 4%.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 14, 2019 10:16 PM (+y/Ru)

61 "If I was a business owner and I knew someone was high or getting high on the job I would find a way to terminate that employee."

New hires have to pass a background check and a drug test to work at my agency.

It's tough finding people who can do both.

Posted by: ALH at April 14, 2019 10:16 PM (8wKjk)

62 35 Power companies will delivering Internet over the power lines will solve that distribution problem. I'm kind of surprised it's taking so long.
Posted by: freaked at April 14, 2019 10:07 PM (UdKB7)

There are a few non-trivial technical details, like competitive data rates, that remain to be solved, so don't hold your breath!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgari at April 14, 2019 10:17 PM (f3oO4)

63 I'd bet the 2020 Dem ticket is gonna be Biden-Butt.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2019 10:17 PM (miE9U)

64 I notice they did not give the name of the perp in the airline incident. Member of a "protected species"?

And why didn't one of the passengers clock him one?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2019 10:17 PM (TfwlC)

65 ...Went to a church luncheon and got food poisoning.

Someone in the congregation is trying to kill me.

Posted by: ALH at April 14, 2019 10:13 PM (8wKjk)



Gawd's own way to tell ye not to take up being a snake handlin' babptiss. 'Leas not this week, nohow.

*spits t'baccy*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 14, 2019 10:17 PM (0Kh3z)

66 53 Went to a church luncheon and got food poisoning.

Someone in the congregation is trying to kill me.
Posted by: ALH at April 14, 2019 10:13 PM (8wKjk)

Was it grammie's church?
Coz then the poisoning might be accidental.
But if it was bluebell's parish, well...

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 14, 2019 10:17 PM (dm05u)

67
Buttplug is gonna be the nominee.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2019 10:17 PM (f1Vqw)

68 Dio.

Posted by: Ha at April 14, 2019 10:17 PM (MAstk)

69 The new duck tape fashion trend:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6920793

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2019 10:13 PM (f1Vqw)

This new trend is Relevant to My Interests and I am eager for these trends to continue.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 14, 2019 10:18 PM (0Ntuf)

70 Has Biden even announced? I don't think he has. If he doesn't run, where do his votes go?
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 14, 2019 09:59 PM (Rz2Nc)

Into the trunk of a Buick, for future reference.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2019 10:19 PM (TfwlC)

71 Stuffing mooseheads and mountain lions isn't a high priority for federal funding, I guess.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 14, 2019 10:10 PM



It's taxonomy, not taxidermy!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 14, 2019 10:19 PM (CLcKT)

72 First!

Posted by: Amy Schumer at April 14, 2019 10:19 PM (d6NzT)

73 The cabinet shop up the road from us had to lay-off workers, for the first time, back when the economy went to crap in 2008. The owner never had to lay-off anyone before. He decided, step one, drug test. Almost all the night shift failed the drug test.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 14, 2019 10:15 PM (Rz2Nc)

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I used to work for a medium size, single owner business that was purchased by GE Capital. They wanted to immediately do piss testing. The GM, at the cost of his position, got them to wait 45 days before starting. We still lost 6 out of 20 high end techs who couldn't give it up and just drink for 45 days.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 14, 2019 10:19 PM (ffYR/)

74
It's taxonomy, not taxidermy!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 14, 2019 10:19 PM (CLcKT)

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My point exactly.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 14, 2019 10:19 PM (4knXT)

75 Matt Damon!

Posted by: Amy Schumer at April 14, 2019 10:20 PM (d6NzT)

76 I'd bet the 2020 Dem ticket is gonna be Biden-Butt.
Posted by: qdpsteve


I'm more of a breast man, really. Haven't you seen my videos?

Posted by: Joe "Hands" Biden at April 14, 2019 10:20 PM (P1f+c)

77 Hey everybody.



I think I may need to vent a bit tonight. Stay tuned...


Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2019 10:06 PM (miE9U)

*grabs comfy chair and Puffcorn*Go ahead!

Posted by: pookysgirl at April 14, 2019 10:20 PM (XKZwp)

78 It's taxonomy, not taxidermy!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 14, 2019 10:19 PM (CLcKT)


Ah, get stuffed! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2019 10:20 PM (miE9U)

79 ...It's taxonomy, not taxidermy!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 14, 2019 10:19 PM (CLcKT)



Aw, get stuffed!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 14, 2019 10:21 PM (0Kh3z)

80 pookys, already vented. See 58.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2019 10:21 PM (miE9U)

81 Buttplug is gonna be the nominee.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2019 10:17 PM (f1Vqw)

But he's not a POC!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgari at April 14, 2019 10:21 PM (f3oO4)

82 Jim, I beatcha to it :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2019 10:21 PM (miE9U)

83 Hey everybody.



I think I may need to vent a bit tonight. Stay tuned...


Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2019 10:06 PM (miE9U)

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You mean "vent" rhetorically, right?

*checks supply of Febreze*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 14, 2019 10:21 PM (4knXT)

84 The new duck tape fashion trend:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6920793

Posted by: publius


"New"

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 14, 2019 10:21 PM (uAgHA)

85 Tiger Wood finally won today.

He overcame his addiction to wine, women and song.

Posted by: ALH at April 14, 2019 10:22 PM (8wKjk)

86 Biden's intro 2020 slogan: "The most hands-on man in DC"

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2019 10:22 PM (miE9U)

87 Erev tov horde and a blessed Holy Week to all the morons.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 14, 2019 10:22 PM (EZebt)

88 Cicero, I'll have to vent in various other ways after I finish my pizza in an hour

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2019 10:22 PM (miE9U)

89 He overcame his addiction to wine, women and song.
Posted by: ALH

Or returned to it.

Posted by: Miklos, if it ain't broke at April 14, 2019 10:23 PM (zCyNd)

90 I think that if the public wants to name a newly discovered frog Froggius McFroggersonus, well good for them!
Posted by: tom servo at April 14, 2019 10:08 PM (KS7KL)

Alexandra Donkey-Chompers was asked to comment on this story, and she said, "There's no tax onna me. I am a Congress-person."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2019 10:23 PM (TfwlC)

91 85
Tiger Wood finally won today.


Well Friends, MY NIPPLES EXPLODE WITH DELIGHT!!

Posted by: Jim Nance at April 14, 2019 10:23 PM (WNAuL)

92 VIRGINIA
Gov. Ralph Northam (D) Job Approval:

Approve 40%
Disapprove 49%

Posted by: Ha at April 14, 2019 10:23 PM (MAstk)

93 Anybody hear from Grammie Winger recently? I had heard she had health challenges, but I hope she is recovering.

Posted by: Emmie at April 14, 2019 10:23 PM (4HMW8)

94 He overcame his addiction to wine, women and song.
Posted by: ALH at April 14, 2019 10:22 PM (8wKjk)

Let's not be too hasty now!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgari at April 14, 2019 10:23 PM (f3oO4)

95 They go to Trump, because nobody else on that list is remotely fuggin' sane.

Not that Biden is a picture of normalcy, or anything.
Posted by: mikeski at April 14, 2019 10:15 PM (P1f+c)

That's what I think, too.At least enough to make the difference.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 14, 2019 10:24 PM (Rz2Nc)

96 66 53 Went to a church luncheon and got food poisoning.

Someone in the congregation is trying to kill me.
Posted by: ALH at April 14, 2019 10:13 PM (8wKjk)

Was it grammie's church?
Coz then the poisoning might be accidental.
But if it was bluebell's parish, well...
Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 14, 2019 10:17 PM (dm05u

Catholics don't poison you, they guilt you to death.
GA Baptists obviously don't know how to make hotdish.

Now us Lutherans

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 14, 2019 10:24 PM (aA3+G)

97 It's very frustrating to me that I find it next to impossible to communicate with some of my family members. They will only communicate when it's convenient for *them,* and screw everyone else."

Don't feel alone in this, or that it's something rare. I think one of the most uncomfortable discoveries of Adulthood is that, outside of a few close friends, people don't communicate with you unless they want something from you. It's just how it works. Now some people are lucky and have big involved closeknit families - but those are really getting to be a rarity these days.

So, I'd say the feedback you're getting (or lack of it) is par for the course. Up to you to decide whether it's worth it to you to be the driver who puts all the energy into this - maybe it is, but if so, then you call all the shots.

Posted by: tom servo at April 14, 2019 10:24 PM (KS7KL)

98 Where is the air Marshall when you need one?

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Watch. It's gonna turn out that he was the guy rubbing faces.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 14, 2019 10:24 PM (/TBrq)

99 That guy pulling the stunt in the wheelchair had better be careful!

He could wind up crippled for life!

Posted by: RKae at April 14, 2019 10:24 PM (vP0jg)

100 I've been simultaneously double stuffed! Not sure how I feel about that...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 14, 2019 10:24 PM (CLcKT)

101 Butt guy won't be the nom or the vp.

Posted by: Ha at April 14, 2019 10:25 PM (MAstk)

102 85 Tiger Wood finally won today.

He overcame his addiction to wine, women and song.
Posted by: ALH at April 14, 2019 10:22 PM (8wKjk)

He found his balls.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 14, 2019 10:25 PM (aA3+G)

103 MisHum, Marty was the Mark Levin of his time... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2019 10:25 PM (miE9U)

104 New hires have to pass a background check and a drug test to work at my agency.

It's tough finding people who can do both.
Posted by: ALH at April 14, 2019 10:16 PM (8wKjk)


Same in my industry, but it's not that hard to find eligible applicants.

Drug tests are pretty broad, though. Marijuana can be detected within a month or so, i think, well enough to pop on the test. If someone wants to get blazed at home on a Friday night, I really don't care as long as they're good to go on Monday. But if they were to be tested (we only have pre-employment screenings, not randoms), there's no way for the test to determine whether they did it three weeks ago while they were off on vacation or the day before in the car on the way in.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 14, 2019 10:25 PM (t+qrx)

105 Stuffing mooseheads and mountain lions isn't a high priority for federal funding, I guess.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 14, 2019 10:10 PM



It's taxonomy, not taxidermy!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 14, 2019 10:19 PM (CLcKT)

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So, taxing outer space?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 14, 2019 10:25 PM (8g9zh)

106 He found his balls.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 14, 2019 10:25 PM (aA3+G)

Threadwinner!

Posted by: ALH at April 14, 2019 10:26 PM (8wKjk)

107 Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 14, 2019 10:24 PM (/TBrq)


A Anon sighting.
Good to see you

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 14, 2019 10:26 PM (aA3+G)

108 The most racist people are Black Supremacists.

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at April 14, 2019 10:26 PM (9MBGf)

109 "If I was a business owner and I knew someone was high or getting high on the job I would find a way to terminate that employee."

New hires have to pass a background check and a drug test to work at my agency.

It's tough finding people who can do both.

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Here in enlightened Colorado, we just passed a law that employers can't ask if an applicant has a criminal history so you could unknowingly hire a rapist or murderer. Life is hard enough for rapists and murderers without them having to tell you about their criminal history.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 14, 2019 10:26 PM (+y/Ru)

110 'There are a few non-trivial technical details'

Mid 70s, the experts said 300 baud was all 2 wire copper phone lines would support. They'll get it worked out.

Posted by: freaked at April 14, 2019 10:26 PM (UdKB7)

111 So, taxing outer space?
Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 14, 2019 10:25 PM (8g9zh)

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No. Stuffing aliens.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 14, 2019 10:27 PM (4knXT)

112 Tiger made a comeback after golfing with Trump

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 14, 2019 10:27 PM (dm05u)

113
It's taxonomy, not taxidermy!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto


There'll be one for you nineteen for me.

Posted by: Taxonomy Man at April 14, 2019 10:27 PM (aKsyK)

114 Tiger made a comeback after golfing with Trump
Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 14, 2019 10:27 PM (dm05u)

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He could lose it all in one day by golfing with Obama.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 14, 2019 10:28 PM (4knXT)

115 Only a female can truly castrate a male thoroughly and without touching them.

Tiger has finally become a MAN again.

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at April 14, 2019 10:28 PM (9MBGf)

116 I still remember reading through the weekly bulletin every week during church.

"For bringing the pretzels to the weekly picnic, thanks to Gerta Kghlaghen. For serving the communion class their delicious weekly spaghetti dinner, thanks to Birti Fgheghakg. For her help with researching certain portions of the pastor's sermon this week, thanks to Marta Kkllgbvndnbrgggisorsen..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2019 10:28 PM (miE9U)

117 Taxonomy?

Isn't that the surgical removal of my money from me?

Posted by: RKae at April 14, 2019 10:28 PM (vP0jg)

118 112
Tiger made a comeback after golfing with Trump


I read that Tiger didn't win a single major while President Dusky Unicorn was in the White House. He really was a all fail all the time.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 14, 2019 10:29 PM (WNAuL)

119 Isn't that the surgical removal of my money from me?
Posted by: RKae at April 14, 2019 10:28 PM (vP0jg)

That's a cashectomy.

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at April 14, 2019 10:30 PM (9MBGf)

120 Catholics don't poison you, they guilt you to death.
GA Baptists obviously don't know how to make hotdish.

Now us Lutherans
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


Grew up and went to Catholic school at a church location. They had a full commercial kitchen underneath the church. Regularly scrubbed and cleaned.

They never held a single dinner, lunch or breakfast in the 10 years we lived nearby.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 14, 2019 10:30 PM (uAgHA)

121 evening hordelings!

3 minutes in Blackmore finally is satisfied with the tuning.

then begins one of the sweetest songs on earth. Thanks Mis Hum. you rock really hard.

Posted by: booknlass at April 14, 2019 10:30 PM (xIKXj)

122 Here in enlightened Colorado, we just passed a law that employers can't ask if an applicant has a criminal history so you could unknowingly hire a rapist or murderer. Life is hard enough for rapists and murderers without them having to tell you about their criminal history.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 14, 2019 10:26 PM (+y/Ru)

One of the JEF's many bone-headed ideas was to not allow job applicants to be asked if they have ever been convicted of a crime, so that's not on employment applications.

Once a decision is made to hire the applicant, they have to pass a background check as well as the drug test. So it costs us money because we pay for both.

Posted by: ALH at April 14, 2019 10:30 PM (8wKjk)

123 There are a few non-trivial technical details, like competitive data rates, that remain to be solved, so don't hold your breath!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgari at April 14, 2019 10:17 PM (f3oO4)

District wireless is the answer. I have a little dish on the roof pointed at the tower atop a grain elevator about 4 miles distant. The current iteration of the hardware has been very trouble-free, and it is plenty fast for me.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2019 10:30 PM (TfwlC)

124 Only a female can truly castrate a male thoroughly and without touching them.

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And we now have mothers doing it to their sons and calling it "progressive."

Don't worry. They assure us that the boys are the ones who came to them and declared, "I'm actually a girl."

The mom never put the kid up to it.

Pinky swear.

Posted by: RKae at April 14, 2019 10:31 PM (vP0jg)

125 99
That guy pulling the stunt in the wheelchair had better be careful!



He could wind up crippled for life!

Posted by: RKae

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Check 37 -

Posted by: Tonypete at April 14, 2019 10:31 PM (Y4EXg)

126 Stuffing mooseheads and mountain lions isn't a high priority for federal funding, I guess.

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Slinging bull, however, is always a top propriety.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 14, 2019 10:32 PM (+y/Ru)

127 Alexandra Donkey-Chompers was asked to comment on this story, and she said, "There's no tax onna me. I am a Congress-person."
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2019 10:23 PM (TfwlC)


Everyone knows there ain't no sanity clause.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 14, 2019 10:33 PM (aS1PU)

128 Check 37 -
Posted by: Tonypete

Damn. Even did a hunt for the word "wheelchair" before I posted.

Posted by: RKae at April 14, 2019 10:33 PM (vP0jg)

129 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 14, 2019 10:26 PM (aA3+G)

++++

Thank you, sir. Mostly lurking these days, but still like to mouth off when I have time.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 14, 2019 10:33 PM (/TBrq)

130 I'm on my third and distracted while scrolling through the HQ, qdpsteve. What more d'ya want?

Have you tried calling your relatives? Some people don't respond well to email. Or head out there and say, "Hey, I'm in the area, want to grab supper?" I, too, have relatives that don't tell me anything (like my nephew getting busted for smoking pot and thereby throwing away any chance he had with the Marines).

Posted by: pookysgirl at April 14, 2019 10:33 PM (XKZwp)

131 Damn. Even did a hunt for the word "wheelchair" before I posted.
Posted by: RKae
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Here's how I look at it: Great minds and all that. . . .

Posted by: Tonypete at April 14, 2019 10:33 PM (Y4EXg)

132 If I'm looking at it and enjoying it, then it's not pornography, it's art; no matter how many tentacles are up someone's arse.

That almost rhymes which proves my point.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn DA 1977 at April 14, 2019 10:33 PM (/Fmtj)

133 It's taxonomy, not taxidermy!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 14, 2019 10:19 PM (CLcKT)

My God! They are stuffing astronomers, now.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2019 10:34 PM (TfwlC)

134 Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2019 10:15 PM (miE9U)

Is this a sibling? Are they married with kids or anything? Too much going on in their life? I don't know, I could show up at my sister's unexpectedly and she'd be glad and welcome me. My brother's not so much.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 14, 2019 10:34 PM (Rz2Nc)

135 Kicking ass and not taking prisoners.
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The guy that was beating on him knows his business. Lefts and rights in continual sequence. I found the blood on the floor particularly gratifying.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 14, 2019 10:34 PM (xSo9G)

136 pookys, I think that's what I'm going to have to do. Good point. Too bad about your nephew.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2019 10:34 PM (miE9U)

137 One of the JEF's many bone-headed ideas was to not allow job applicants to be asked if they have ever been convicted of a crime, so that's not on employment applications.
Posted by: ALH at April 14, 2019 10:30 PM (8wKjk)


Where? It's on applications I've filled out in the last two years.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 14, 2019 10:34 PM (t+qrx)

138 My God! They are stuffing astronomers, now.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

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Where can I get in on that action?!!!

Posted by: Neil DeGrASSe Tyson at April 14, 2019 10:35 PM (vP0jg)

139 Evasive, she's a half-sibling. And no, she's not married but she is kind of the den mother for all her kids' kids. I get the impression she still tries to do too much al though she's sworn for years she won't any more. She's also been through a ton emotionally the last couple years, so I guess I have to just bite the bullet and do what's inconvenient for me.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2019 10:36 PM (miE9U)

140 The guy that was beating on him knows his business. Lefts and rights in continual sequence. I found the blood on the floor particularly gratifying.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 14, 2019 10:34 PM (xSo9G)


It's the little things in life.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 14, 2019 10:36 PM (t+qrx)

141 'There are a few non-trivial technical details'

Mid 70s, the experts said 300 baud was all 2 wire copper phone lines would support. They'll get it worked out.
Posted by: freaked at April 14, 2019 10:26 PM (UdKB7

Take a look at available DSL service rates over dedicated two wire copper.
BTW, Bell Labs had the DSL concept developed in the back room decades ago but wanted the revenue from dedicated data service so did not make it available to the consumer. And DSL data rates still suck!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgari at April 14, 2019 10:36 PM (f3oO4)

142 116 I still remember reading through the weekly bulletin every week during church.

"At the Evening Service, the topic will Be '"What is Hell"? Come early and listen to our Choir practice."

Posted by: tom servo at April 14, 2019 10:36 PM (KS7KL)

143 Just saw Al Stewart in concert.

If you never have, do so!

...Dude's puttin' on the years.

Still entertaining as all heck, but no one lives forever.

Posted by: RKae at April 14, 2019 10:38 PM (vP0jg)

144 Tom Servo, LOL.

And then there's clergy family. "This week, Pastor Bates will be bringing his son with him to work on Wednesday. Please be sure to swing by and say hello to little Master Bates." :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2019 10:38 PM (miE9U)

145
Mid 70s, the experts said 300 baud was all 2 wire copper phone lines would support. They'll get it worked out.
Posted by: freaked


Why can't you lift 3000 pounds?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 14, 2019 10:39 PM (aKsyK)

146 A man's porn stash is his castle

https://bit.ly/2IgrRuB

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 14, 2019 10:39 PM (+y/Ru)

147
District wireless is the answer. I have a little dish on the roof pointed at the tower atop a grain elevator about 4 miles distant.
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Canuck privilege. Some of us live in grain elevator deserts.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 14, 2019 10:39 PM (CDGwz)

148 haha tom servo! good one

I just saw the picture on B. news of Tiger smiling at the sky.

the word for the day is joy.

Posted by: booknlass at April 14, 2019 10:40 PM (xIKXj)

149 142 116 I still remember reading through the weekly bulletin every week during church.

"At the Evening Service, the topic will Be '"What is Hell"? Come early and listen to our Choir practice."
Posted by: tom servo at April 14, 2019 10:36 PM (KS7KL)

What is love?
Baby don't hurt me

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 14, 2019 10:40 PM (NWiLs)

150 I found the blood on the floor particularly gratifying.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 14, 2019 10:34 PM (xSo9G)

Part of me was hoping for a dislocated shoulder, but I guess we can't always get what we want....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 14, 2019 10:41 PM (wYseH)

151

Lump in the throat looking at the top pic.

Little enough to do for them.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 14, 2019 10:41 PM (KATBx)

152
It's the little things in life.
Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 14, 2019 10:36 PM (t+qrx)

truly a feel good story

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 14, 2019 10:42 PM (dm05u)

153 Canuck privilege. Some of us live in grain elevator deserts.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 14, 2019 10:39 PM (CDGwz)

Well, you have a mountain nearby. I have hills but they are sort of runty. Although I can see the flashing light of the radio tower on one of the Three Hills hills from kitchen window. But it is futher distant.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2019 10:43 PM (TfwlC)

154 Mid 70s, the experts said 300 baud was all 2 wire copper phone lines would support. They'll get it worked out.
Posted by: freaked

Why can't you lift 3000 pounds?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.
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I am still boggled by 56K twisted-pair data rates.

2.4 Ghz cordless phones.

The march of technology is freaky. Those who are concerned about AI and robots, ought to be. Those who are not, ought to be also.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 14, 2019 10:43 PM (CDGwz)

155 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2019 10:30 PM (TfwlC)

Wireless seems to me to be the best route for rural areas, although mine has been rather erratic because of network infrastructure issues where the wireless connects to the cable/fiber backbone, e,g,, flooding!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgari at April 14, 2019 10:43 PM (f3oO4)

156 District wireless is the answer. I have a little dish on the roof pointed at the tower atop a grain elevator about 4 miles distant. The current iteration of the hardware has been very trouble-free, and it is plenty fast for me.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2019 10:30 PM (TfwlC)

I have something that sounds like that at my lake cottage. It works good enough for internet streaming. When it was being installed I asked if there were any weather conditions that gives it problems, he said ice, or so much the ice you could knock off, but icy-rain.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 14, 2019 10:43 PM (Rz2Nc)

157 143 Just saw Al Stewart in concert.

If you never have, do so!

...Dude's puttin' on the years.

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Yeah. I hear he's up to The Year of the Desert Tortoise.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 14, 2019 10:44 PM (4knXT)

158 Your tax dollars at work!

NASA used tonight's 'Game of Thrones' premiere to promote climate-change alarmism

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 14, 2019 10:44 PM (+y/Ru)

159 today i went to church with my brother and his family

his two daughters were confirmed (presbys), 2 people were baptized (a bit of water on the head), a deacon became an elder, and a woman joined the church.

such joy. i hope i never forget today. maybe 60 people in a tiny town church, but we're holding down the fort of American freedom, together with all the masses and services across the country.

Posted by: booknlass at April 14, 2019 10:44 PM (xIKXj)

160 Too bad about your nephew.


Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2019 10:34 PM (miE9U)

He should have to repeat his junior year, and I hope that's a wake-up call for him. My brother was frustrated that the punishment was just community service, since he knows firsthand that juvie can straighten out your life. My SIL, however, is in full denial. We'll just have to see if the public school has the guts to hold him back a year. His arrest is waiverable for the Marines, now he just has to make a compelling case for it.

Posted by: pookysgirl at April 14, 2019 10:44 PM (XKZwp)

161 'DSL data rates still suck!'

True, when compared to coax and fiber. Fast Ethernet over power lines exists now though, and makes more sense than pulling more wire.

Nothing is certain though and wireless may displace everything else. Who knows what will come in the next 10-20 years?

Posted by: freaked at April 14, 2019 10:44 PM (UdKB7)

162 60 Buttigieg 4%

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Buttplug is making a lot of noise for 4%.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 14, 2019 10:16 PM (+y/Ru)

The Never Trumpers are in love with him. Hot, Gay, Love.

Posted by: tom servo at April 14, 2019 10:45 PM (KS7KL)

163 143 Just saw Al Stewart in concert.

If you never have, do so!

...Dude's puttin' on the years.

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Yeah. I hear he's up to The Year of the Desert Tortoise.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

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Actually, he's sort of... um... on the border.

Posted by: RKae at April 14, 2019 10:45 PM (vP0jg)

164 Posted by: booknlass at April 14, 2019 10:30 PM (xIKXj)

I try, thanks for noticing

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 14, 2019 10:46 PM (aA3+G)

165 I have something that sounds like that at my lake cottage. It works good enough for internet streaming. When it was being installed I asked if there were any weather conditions that gives it problems, he said ice, or so much the ice you could knock off, but icy-rain.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 14, 2019 10:43 PM (Rz2Nc)

Yeah. Freezing rain, very heavy rain, and blizzards can hamper the signal here. But it has to be really really bad to knock it out, and such conditions are usually transitory.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2019 10:46 PM (TfwlC)

166 85 Tiger Wood finally won today.

He overcame his addiction to wine, women and song.
Posted by: ALH at April 14, 2019 10:22 PM (8wKjk)

--I was stunned when I heard that.

I already mentioned the Lightning may suffer an all-time epic upset (especially if they get swept).

Tiger has just made of the epic comebacks in sports.

Posted by: logprof at April 14, 2019 10:46 PM (XAYDB)

167 Viking dude drinking from the skull is correct.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 14, 2019 10:46 PM (9Om/r)

168 Buttplug is making a lot of noise for 4%.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler

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Muslims in Britain also make a lot of noise for 4%.

(Actually, I think they're up to about 7% now.)

Posted by: RKae at April 14, 2019 10:46 PM (vP0jg)

169 TEXANOBLUES

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFvwJc82XqA


smokin'...cigarettes and everythang

Posted by: Braenyard at April 14, 2019 10:47 PM (/tCqq)

170 Wireless seems to me to be the best route for rural
areas, although mine has been rather erratic because of network
infrastructure issues where the wireless connects to the cable/fiber
backbone, e,g,, flooding!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgari at April 14, 2019 10:43 PM


IIRC, there is a technology to deliver broadband internet through the power lines...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 14, 2019 10:47 PM (CLcKT)

171 Alberta Oil Peon & Commissar Hrothgari,

My internet is broadband from a tower in Flush, Kansas. 10 miles away. A blazing 1 meg download when the kids down the hill are not playing games online. I'm one of the few with a direct LOS.

After I finish up one big project, my next one is to ask to have fiber optic installed. We are a ways out, so it could be spendy.

But catalogs sales will skyrocket when my wife gets online with fast downloads.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2019 10:47 PM (u82oZ)

172
Well, you have a mountain nearby. I have hills but they are sort of runty. Although I can see the flashing light of the radio tower on one of the Three Hills hills from kitchen window. But it is futher distant.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
----------

Is problem. Because of shadowing. From my place, I can not reach the Mt. Mitchell (highest mountain east of the Mississippi) ham radio repeater, because of the mountains between here and there. The same is true of all FM, uhf comms. If you're not in the line of sight, no signal.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 14, 2019 10:48 PM (xSo9G)

173 He also founded the Celtic rock band Blackmore's Night.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg_9AuynDkSdnuSUo3R7DvG9dASb_r2Zd

Posted by: SDN at April 14, 2019 10:48 PM (3XdZI)

174 Good for Tiger Woods..his career, ups and downs, has been fascinating.

Posted by: IC at April 14, 2019 10:48 PM (LJUs+)

175 143 Just saw Al Stewart in concert.

If you never have, do so!

...Dude's puttin' on the years.

Still entertaining as all heck, but no one lives forever.
Posted by: RKae at April 14, 2019 10:38 PM (vP0jg)

--"Time Passages" just immediately transports me back to childhood.

Posted by: logprof at April 14, 2019 10:48 PM (XAYDB)

176 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2019 10:43 PM (TfwlC)

And I can't see the forest through the trees literally.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 14, 2019 10:49 PM (aA3+G)

177 --"Time Passages" just immediately transports me back to childhood.
Posted by: logprof

---

See? That title is not just empty words!

Posted by: RKae at April 14, 2019 10:49 PM (vP0jg)

178 'We are a ways out, so it could be spendy. '

Wouldn't it be nice if you could get internet service wherever there is a power outlet?

Posted by: freaked at April 14, 2019 10:49 PM (UdKB7)

179 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2019 10:43 PM (TfwlC)

Even where I am, which is pancake flat, a modest wireless tower covers a surprisingly large area with acceptable and competitively priced service.high end Mega-bps bit service, no, and probably never, but perfectly usable and useful for the home surfer and casual user!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgari at April 14, 2019 10:50 PM (f3oO4)

180 IIRC, there is a technology to deliver broadband internet through the power lines...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 14, 2019 10:47 PM (CLcKT)

---------

That's how the government samples your brainwaves.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 14, 2019 10:50 PM (4knXT)

181 IIRC, there is a technology to deliver broadband internet through the power lines...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 14, 2019 10:47 PM (CLcKT)

I am guessing that would require some sort of signal bridge around each substation and pole transformer, since transformers are not designed to couple "signals" vastly out of their normal frequency range. In fact, I think it used to be that power lines were deliberate designed to damp propagation of RF signals within them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2019 10:51 PM (TfwlC)

182 Re that american Airlines nutcase:

Where were all those bossy-ass stewardesses to put him in his seat and tie him in there until the flight landed? I guess they only threaten and thug people smaller than themselves . . .

Also, NO ONE one on the flight wanted to prosecute?? The dude was touching faces, and throwing unknown liquid substances on the passengers (biohazards? Ewwww?)

Dude MUST be a member of a "protected species" -- probably Muzz -- to get all that much deference from so many people.

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at April 14, 2019 10:51 PM (QU+qf)

183 freaked

Data security and clean data is a thing. Leave the power lines alone. We need power more than the internet.

## I can't believe I just typed that! ##

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2019 10:51 PM (u82oZ)

184 174 Good for Tiger Woods..his career, ups and downs, has been fascinating.
Posted by: IC at April 14, 2019 10:48 PM (LJUs+)

His problem was always tapping in on too many holes.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 14, 2019 10:52 PM (NWiLs)

185 The same is true of all FM, uhf comms. If you're not in the
line of sight, no signal.


Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 14, 2019 10:48 PM (xSo9G)

Did someone mention UHF????
https://youtu.be/Iih5a2Zq_JU

Posted by: pookysgirl at April 14, 2019 10:53 PM (XKZwp)

186 Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front

ISWYDT.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2019 10:53 PM (u82oZ)

187 Posted by: Commissar Hrothgari at April 14, 2019 10:50 PM (f3oO4)


Sounds like we have similar product but you have better luck

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 14, 2019 10:53 PM (aA3+G)

188 Well, there's much better one's than that.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 14, 2019 10:53 PM (/tCqq)

189 If it weren't for the bad faith, always-expand-the-idea left, I could almost support "Ban the box" (the idea being the applicant will be perfect for the job that you will choose to ignore whatever legal issues he had.)

However, knowing that they will just use the results for disparate impact BS, i can't.

Posted by: Chuck C at April 14, 2019 10:54 PM (zCabI)

190 truly a feel good story
Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 14, 2019 10:42 PM (dm05u)


Do you still have the clip of the belle of antifa getting piledriven into the pavement by a cop? That's one of my favorites.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 14, 2019 10:54 PM (t+qrx)

191 184 174 Good for Tiger Woods..his career, ups and downs, has been fascinating.
Posted by: IC at April 14, 2019 10:48 PM (LJUs+)

His problem was always tapping in on too many holes.
Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 14, 2019 10:52 PM (NWiLs)

Lol..yes..wonder if he still a hound dog..now that he is older.

Posted by: IC at April 14, 2019 10:54 PM (LJUs+)

192 I burnt the place to the ground.

Posted by: Some Stupid With a Flare Gun at April 14, 2019 10:54 PM (cCxiu)

193

Broadband over Power Lines (BPL)

There have been many attempts worldwide to implement access BPL, all which have indicated that BPL is not viable as a means of delivering broadband Internet access. This is because of two problems: limited reach, and low bandwidth which do not come close to matching ADSL, Wi-Fi, and even 3G mobile. World major providers have either limited their BPL deployments to low-bandwidth connected equipment via smart grids, or ceased BPL operations altogether.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 14, 2019 10:57 PM (aKsyK)

194 Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2019 10:36 PM (miE9U)

It sounds like she wants to see you, but feels she has too much responsibility to take a break.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 14, 2019 10:57 PM (Rz2Nc)

195 'Data security and clean data is a thing'

It doesn't really matter how the data is transported for the purposes of Internet access. Put it on a wire or in the air, it's all the same. Security is handled at a different level.

Posted by: freaked at April 14, 2019 10:58 PM (UdKB7)

196 Fresnels, reflection/multipath, atmospheric bounce and tunnels - etc can all get you NLOS signal

Posted by: Jean at April 14, 2019 10:58 PM (25Dt7)

197 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2019 10:51 PM (TfwlC)

Yes.
I have "power line" Ethernet up and running (quite well I might add), but it is all within the set of power line circuits in my own house and does not let me interconnect with my neighbor, because there's a big honking transformer between me and the power distribution lines!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgari at April 14, 2019 10:59 PM (f3oO4)

198 58 -- qdpsteve -- Go while you still have the chance.

I made several reluctant visits back east, generally because one relative or another was at death's door. After my mother passed in late 2001, I never went back. I always had it in mind, though, that I wanted one last chance to spend a day at the shore and stuff myself stupid on fresh seafood. And, of course, visit with what's left of my family. But I was busy and just couldn't make the time. A one person retail establishment doesn't run itself, you know.

Now it's too late. An auto immune disease silently crept up behind me and laid me flat. I can no more to East than I can fly to the moon.

Note that I wrote "An auto immune disease silently crept up behind me and laid me flat". "Silently crept up" are the key words in that sentence. What I'm trying to say is take the opportunity now. A couple of years from now, you might not be in a position to travel for reasons you have no suspicion of today.

But that's just my experience. I don't know your circumstances. Doubtlessly, they are totally different than mine. But I can tell you I am extremely unhappy that I will never see my family members in person again, never play happily in Atlantic waves, and never go on a week long binge of fresh caught seafood.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 14, 2019 11:00 PM (ebZss)

199

Some recent studies have found that Ban the Box reforms, which generally require employers to delay inquiring about criminal backgrounds, may disadvantage job applicants of color who do not have criminal histories. This is because in the absence of information about an applicant, employers may engage in statistical discrimination, assuming that black applicants-particularly young black men-have criminal histories because African Americans are overrepresented in the justice system. Most researchers advise caution in interpreting these study results.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 14, 2019 11:00 PM (aKsyK)

200 Posted by: Jean at April 14, 2019 10:58 PM (25Dt7)

True, but very erratic service!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgari at April 14, 2019 11:00 PM (f3oO4)

201 1. i mentioned this some time ago, but since it's trending, might as well do it again:

tiger woods won the masters and a sportsman who wagered $85,000 on him @14-1 won $1,190,000. that places him second in winnings behind woods (2,070,000) but ahead of three who tied for second (ave. 850,000)

2. valerie jarret released a nytimes best seller last week, but apparently gamed the system. it's like 1,000th on amazon and didn't crack the top 100 at publishers weekly. there are services that will buy your book without triggering bulk sales, so of her app. 12,000 in sales, likely 10,000 were bought by her. (and she got an advance of $1 million.)

okay. no more numbers.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 14, 2019 11:00 PM (Pg+x7)

202 Lol..yes..wonder if he still a hound dog..now that he is older.
Posted by: IC

Smarter hound dog, you haven't seen him re-marry

Posted by: Jean at April 14, 2019 11:01 PM (25Dt7)

203 Evasive and Captain Josepha, thanks for the insight and advice. True, I need to go out there anyway. Would be good overall for both me and them.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2019 11:02 PM (miE9U)

204 Captain Josepha Sabin

You need some farm tilapia? I can send it to you fresh? There is a hydroponics and tilapia farm nearby.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2019 11:03 PM (u82oZ)

205 I burnt the place to the ground.

Posted by: Some Stupid With a Flare Gun at April 14, 2019 10:54 PM (cCxiu)


Sometimes you don't need a flare gun, just a band that draws a ton of power in a building with old wiring. Trust me.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 14, 2019 11:04 PM (9Om/r)

206 We have a couple of cheap power line 100mbs Ethernet adapters here for access upstairs. BPL may not be ready for widespread use yet, but I bet it one day will. Whether or not it's competive with existing and other tech that may emerge remains to be seen.

Posted by: freaked at April 14, 2019 11:04 PM (UdKB7)

207 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 14, 2019 11:04 PM (9Om/r)

So can my brother. The 80s were a hoot

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 14, 2019 11:05 PM (aA3+G)

208 so of her app. 12,000 in sales, likely 10,000 were bought by her. (and she got an advance of $1 million.)

***

How is that not considered financial fraud?

If I hire someone to watch my kids for an evening...and pay them $1M...clearly I'm not just hiring a baby sitter, right?

Posted by: 18-1 at April 14, 2019 11:06 PM (cRkMZ)

209
Power lines will radiate RF like crazy. Traditional RF over power lines will be very limited in bandwidth.

However, believe or not, there is a way to use *microwave* frequencies on power lines. It uses a fancy single conductor propagation mode, TM. It's called E-Line.

It's basically a surface wave. Now, if it's practical, I don't know, but theoretically it can achieve Gbit speeds.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2019 11:06 PM (f1Vqw)

210 So can my brother. The 80s were a hoot


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 14, 2019 11:05 PM (aA3+G)

Must've been, they produced me!

Posted by: pookysgirl at April 14, 2019 11:06 PM (XKZwp)

211 Time to hit the rack.

Have a great night everyone.

May you be thankful for having a front row seat to "As the World Turns Globalist Stupid." Stay tuned next week, for "Shooting Bambi for Protein."

Head on a swivel and have a General Mattis plan.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 14, 2019 11:07 PM (u82oZ)

212 so of her app. 12,000 in sales, likely 10,000 were bought by her. (and she got an advance of $1 million.)

-
So she made it up in volume?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 14, 2019 11:07 PM (+y/Ru)

213 While thinking about networking over power lines, you should note that most of your serious government and financial offices have red/black power outlets.

Posted by: Jean at April 14, 2019 11:08 PM (25Dt7)

214 re: the Clintons

HCWNBPOTUS


CCWNBAPC

Posted by: Muldoon at April 14, 2019 11:08 PM (m45I2)

215 Speaking of the 1980s, anyone here ever been to Naples Rib Company in Long Beach, CA?

I was just there a week or two ago. It was opened in 1983, and the place actually *looks* like the Cheers bar, inside and out. They haven't really changed the decor since it opened.

Not sure if the place is owned by a retired baseball player, but who knows. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2019 11:08 PM (miE9U)

216 Posted by: pookysgirl at April 14, 2019 11:06 PM (XKZwp)

Woot-Woot

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 14, 2019 11:09 PM (aA3+G)

217 Would be good overall for both me and them.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2019 11:02 PM (miE9U)

Weighing in late, but from personal experiences, I now believe that the day after tomorrow is completely uncharted territory. Tomorrow may be the only chance you have to do needful things, don't waste it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgari at April 14, 2019 11:09 PM (f3oO4)

218 It isn't the jump but the abrupt landing that always gets you.


My motorcyclist buddy said, It's not the speed it's the impact.
_wear leather, tuck and roll. don't hit the embankment

Posted by: Braenyard at April 14, 2019 11:09 PM (/tCqq)

219 Good evening, Horde!

Nothing of substance to add, just wanted to say Hi!!

And to thank MisHum for another fun-filled ONT.

Posted by: ibguy at April 14, 2019 11:09 PM (EHVbt)

220 214 re: the Clintons

HCWNBPOTUS


CCWNBAPC
Posted by: Muldoon at April 14, 2019 11:08 PM (m45I2)

Chelsea Clinton Will Never Birth A Pleasant Child?

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 14, 2019 11:09 PM (NWiLs)

221 Yeah. Freezing rain, very heavy rain, and blizzards can hamper the signal here. But it has to be really really bad to knock it out, and such conditions are usually transitory.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2019 10:46 PM (TfwlC)

That sounds about a right, probably the same set up. My neighbor lives out there full time, and likes it better than the satellite service they had. Less outages and cheaper.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 14, 2019 11:09 PM (Rz2Nc)

222 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 14, 2019 11:04 PM (9Om/r)



So can my brother. The 80s were a hoot

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 14, 2019 11:05 PM (aA3+G)


No shit man. A lot of the old places that became overnight metal clubs were not too structurally prepared for what was about to come down the pike.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 14, 2019 11:10 PM (9Om/r)

223 IIRC, there is a technology to deliver broadband internet through the power lines...

They tried BPL about a decade ago, but it had a lot of problems, namely with RFI. Sure, people could get broadband internet, but huge swaths of radio spectrum became unusable. I know ATT is trying to solve that and was doing some experimentation about two years ago.

Posted by: Bert G at April 14, 2019 11:11 PM (OMsf+)

224 Hrothgar, yup, thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2019 11:11 PM (miE9U)

225 'Traditional RF over power lines will be very limited in bandwidth. '

That is true but there are more than one way to put a signal on a wire. Massive computing power may allow way for your data to†pass†thru all the noise and trillions of other bits floating around the system.

Posted by: freaked at April 14, 2019 11:12 PM (UdKB7)

226 i just keep reading comments, reloading, and restarting Catch the Rainbow. I could listen to it on a continual loop.

what is it about that song?

Posted by: booknlass at April 14, 2019 11:13 PM (xIKXj)

227 IIRC, there is a technology to harvest power from the TV and telephone lines...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 14, 2019 11:13 PM (CLcKT)

228 2. valerie jarret released a nytimes best seller last week, but apparently gamed the system. it's like 1,000th on amazon and didn't crack the top 100 at publishers weekly. there are services that will buy your book without triggering bulk sales, so of her app. 12,000 in sales, likely 10,000 were bought by her. (and she got an advance of $1 million.)

okay. no more numbers.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 14, 2019 11:00 PM (Pg+x7)


A Grammies winger quote seems called for here:

There's a club...


You're not it in!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgari at April 14, 2019 11:13 PM (f3oO4)

229
i just keep reading comments, reloading, and restarting Catch the Rainbow. I could listen to it on a continual loop.



what is it about that song?

Posted by: booknlass at April 14, 2019 11:13 PM (xIKXj)


Dio singing.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 14, 2019 11:14 PM (9Om/r)

230 From Why we can't have a nice internet story:


"While we are instructed to fear power, except in government because it legally 'must' treat us all equally, it makes sense to start clearing aside the impediments to power and trying for competence instead, starting with broadband internet access."


Really? That is naive. Ask Chick Fil A how the government is treating them equally in Chicago, or the Buffalo NY or San Antonio TX airports.

Or how Lois Lerner treated taxpayers equally, or how Affirmative Action is treating people "equally".

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 14, 2019 11:14 PM (lD3vL)

231 Grammiecwould have done better than that,!

There's a club...

you're not in it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgari at April 14, 2019 11:14 PM (f3oO4)

232 Actually, I *do* have something, and it's Baby Sister-related:

Yesterday marked the end of the 11 months since she passed, and so it *also* marked the last time I'm supposed to say Kaddish (a blessing for those who've left us) at services each week, and now only on the annual anniversary of her passing (yarzheit).

It was bittersweet, because it means that I have (I guess) completed another phase of the grief cycle, but it still feels a bit raw.

And I want to thank The Horde from the bottom of my heart for all the love and support that you gave me during her all-too-brief fight, and since.

Posted by: ibguy at April 14, 2019 11:15 PM (EHVbt)

233 >> That is true but there are more than one way to put a signal on a wire

There is. That's that E-Line tech I was talking about. Surface wave, microwave frequencies.

There will be little RF interference, because they keep the system from radiating.

There has a been demonstration of it using a medium voltage transmission line.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2019 11:15 PM (f1Vqw)

234
That sounds about a right, probably the same set up. My neighbor lives out there full time, and likes it better than the satellite service they had. Less outages and cheaper.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42


There's a lot lower latency when your access point is 3 miles away opposed to 23,000 miles away.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 14, 2019 11:15 PM (aKsyK)

235 @171

Greetings fellow northeast Kansan!!! Grew up in Beattie, went to high school in Marysville.

Posted by: old5.0 at April 14, 2019 11:18 PM (eO1tz)

236 Posted by: ibguy at April 14, 2019 11:15 PM (EHVbt)

No disrespect to your faith ibguy
You will be over the grief cycle when you're ready not according to a calendar

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 14, 2019 11:18 PM (aA3+G)

237 With all the bit flipping going on it's amazing this stuff works at all. One thing is for sure is the tech will get better.

Posted by: freaked at April 14, 2019 11:19 PM (UdKB7)

238 And Windows will get worse.

Posted by: freaked at April 14, 2019 11:19 PM (UdKB7)

239 Posted by: freaked at April 14, 2019 11:12 PM (UdKB7)


Exactly what happened with the old voiceband modems, lots of computing power to get "incredible" data rates in a modem.
But the phone lines are effectively a point to point connection, the power grid is not!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgari at April 14, 2019 11:21 PM (f3oO4)

240 236 MisHum

Oh, no question - it's just another milestone.

It actually engendered a very helpful discussion with my Rabbi after services yesterday. So it's all good

Posted by: ibguy at April 14, 2019 11:21 PM (EHVbt)

241
This E-Line stuff is interesting. Rather than thinking of it as traditional circuit, you're using a single conductor as a wave guide, which propagates a type of TM mode wave down the line.

Via some design tricks that keep the signal velocity less than that of light (in air) around the wire, the external field becomes completely evanescent (pure reactive in circuit theory terms), meaning no radiation at all.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2019 11:22 PM (f1Vqw)

242 Here in enlightened Colorado, we just passed a law that employers can't ask if an applicant has a criminal history so you could unknowingly hire a rapist or murderer. Life is hard enough for rapists and murderers without them having to tell you about their criminal history.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 14, 2019 10:26 PM (+y/Ru)breading

And then the company is the one who will get sued when the employee gets to raping or murdering again.

Posted by: Gem at April 14, 2019 11:22 PM (XoAz8)

243 hi berserker!

yes, Dio. and then there's the guitarist. he kinda shreds it at the end

like you probably do

Posted by: booknlass at April 14, 2019 11:22 PM (xIKXj)

244 238 freaked

And Leon's getting laaaarger!

Posted by: ibguy at April 14, 2019 11:22 PM (EHVbt)

245 Wilson signal amplifier.

It worked for me. Don't know if it applies to you guys problem.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 14, 2019 11:22 PM (/tCqq)

246 142 116 I still remember reading through the weekly bulletin every week during church.
"At the Evening Service, the topic will Be '"What is Hell"? Come early and listen to our Choir practice."
Posted by: tom servo


were you, by any chance...say. ummm. an. observer at any of my dad's churches during the 70's 80's?

I swear those blue haired cvnts cannot burn in hell hot enough or long enough to satisfy my mother's treatment, nor that of me and my siblings for being the 'untermenschen'


Posted by: BifBewalski -sofa king we Todd did at April 14, 2019 11:23 PM (VcFUs)

247 CCWNBAPC


*******

I have a personal level of disdain for that dim bulb.

When she was an undergrad she blithely stated that she wanted to be a Pediatric Cardiologist (with all the earnestness and sincerity of a sixth grader declaring that they want to be a Marine Biologist or a six-year-old dreaming of being a ballerina).

But lo and behold the actual work involved at having good enough grades as an undergrad to get into medical school, completing four years of medical school, three years of Pediatric residency training and three or more years of Pediatric Cardiology fellowship training was more than she could be bothered to achieve. Never mind then having the dedication and drive to commit long hours of stressful dealing with families whose children have, you know, life-threatening cardiac conditions and gaining the experience and actual real life capability to diagnose and treat such condition.

So nah, she retreated into her entitled cocoon of the Clinton Global Family Grift organization.

And neither she nor her despicable parents would give me the time of day if I ran into them on a sidewalk. She's a lackwit and a fraud.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 14, 2019 11:24 PM (m45I2)

248

This E-Line outfit has a little website, here's the FAQ page:

http://www.corridor.biz/FAQ.html

I see radiation does occur at the injectors and taps, where you inject the signal on the line and take it off.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2019 11:24 PM (f1Vqw)

249 Z"l and yasher koach ibguy.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 14, 2019 11:24 PM (EZebt)

250 Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 14, 2019 11:14 PM (lD3vL)

Dammit, why won't you stupid peasants just trust your government overlords to always do the right thing for you and yours!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgari at April 14, 2019 11:24 PM (f3oO4)

251 Posted by: ibguy at April 14, 2019 11:15 PM (EHVbt)

I was mostly lurking during that time period, but she was an amazing young woman with amazing friends and brother. God Bless you all.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 14, 2019 11:25 PM (Rz2Nc)

252 Okay, *this* is just fantastic. From the AOC Parody account*:

"I never knew how people could watch Game of Thrones after that brother/sister scene but for some reason Ilhan Omar is all about it."

*Yeah, I know.

Posted by: ibguy at April 14, 2019 11:25 PM (EHVbt)

253 This E-Line stuff is interesting. Rather than thinking of it as traditional circuit, you're using a single conductor as a wave guide, which propagates a type of TM mode wave down the line.

Via some design tricks that keep the signal velocity less than that of light (in air) around the wire, the external field becomes completely evanescent (pure reactive in circuit theory terms), meaning no radiation at all.
Posted by: publius


The fun part is where local hackers can record your every keystroke, which means, connected to a wideband network, you're internet presence is broadcasted throughout the world.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 14, 2019 11:25 PM (uAgHA)

254 This E-Line stuff is interesting. Rather than
thinking of it as traditional circuit, you're using a single conductor
as a wave guide, which propagates a type of TM mode wave down the line.
Via some design tricks that keep the signal velocity less than
that of light (in air) around the wire, the external field becomes
completely evanescent (pure reactive in circuit theory terms), meaning
no radiation at all.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2019 11:22 PM


So, basically what you're saying is that Kat Timpf will eventually stop ignoring my emails?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 14, 2019 11:26 PM (CLcKT)

255 249 San Franpsycho

Todah rabbah, my friend.

Posted by: ibguy at April 14, 2019 11:27 PM (EHVbt)

256 "Want answers before you ask?"
Sign up for Google Assist.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 14, 2019 11:28 PM (/tCqq)

257 Posted by: ibguy at April 14, 2019 11:15 PM (EHVbt

________


May her memory be a blessing

Posted by: Phil Hartmark F/K/A Truck Monkey at April 14, 2019 11:28 PM (flINI)

258 And then the company is the one who will get sued when the employee gets to raping or murdering again.
Posted by: Gem at April 14, 2019 11:22 PM (XoAz

Don't you love it when a plan comes together?

It's like a generalized "process crime" !

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgari at April 14, 2019 11:29 PM (f3oO4)

259 >> Kat Timpf will eventually stop ignoring my emails?

Keep sending her those dick pics. She'll break down eventually.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2019 11:30 PM (f1Vqw)

260 'The fun part is where local hackers can record your every keystroke, which means, connected to a wideband network, you're internet presence is broadcasted throughout the world'

How is that any different than wireless?

Posted by: freaked at April 14, 2019 11:31 PM (UdKB7)

261 Posted by: ibguy at April 14, 2019 11:21 PM (EHVbt)

Good to know my friend

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 14, 2019 11:32 PM (aA3+G)

262 Test

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 14, 2019 11:32 PM (f3oO4)

263
This E-Line outfit has a little website, here's the FAQ page:

http://www.corridor.biz/FAQ.html

I see radiation does occur at the injectors and taps, where you inject the signal on the line and take it off.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear


I remember reading about something like this many years ago but it was called G-Line. It had the conical thing and single wire used as a UHF transmission line to an antenna.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 14, 2019 11:32 PM (aKsyK)

264 251 Evasiveboat42

And Thank You, as well!

Posted by: ibguy at April 14, 2019 11:33 PM (EHVbt)

265 Posted by: Muldoon at April 14, 2019 11:24 PM (m45I2)

So, we'll put you in the might support another Hillary run for president column.

Posted by: MSM polling paid for by the Clinton Global Grift Foundation at April 14, 2019 11:33 PM (Rz2Nc)

266

"While we are instructed to fear power, except in government because
it legally 'must' treat us all equally, it makes sense to start
clearing aside the impediments to power and trying for competence
instead, starting with broadband internet access."




Really? That is naive. Ask Chick Fil A how the government is
treating them equally in Chicago, or the Buffalo NY or San Antonio TX
airports.




Or how Lois Lerner treated taxpayers equally, or how Affirmative Action is treating people "equally".





Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 14, 2019 11:14 PM

The SA airport debacle really ticks me off, since when we were stationed down there, the CFA was ALWAYS busy but efficient (same thing with the one by Offutt).

DO NOT GET BETWEEN TEXANS AND DELICIOUS CHICKEN!!!

Posted by: pookysgirl at April 14, 2019 11:33 PM (XKZwp)

267 Test
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 14, 2019 11:32 PM


Properly spelt nic confirmed...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 14, 2019 11:34 PM (CLcKT)

268 Kat Timpf will eventually stop ignoring my emails?

Keep sending her those dick pics. She'll break down eventually.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2019 11:30 PM (f1Vqw)

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

As it stands now, I have one ex wife, after a 20 year marriage. Had I gotten with her 30 years ago, she could've been the first of my 2 ex wifes.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 14, 2019 11:34 PM (ffYR/)

269 257 Phil Hartmark

It *has* been - Thank you!!

Posted by: ibguy at April 14, 2019 11:34 PM (EHVbt)

270 261 MisHum

Posted by: ibguy at April 14, 2019 11:35 PM (EHVbt)

271 How is that any different than wireless?
Posted by: freaked at April 14, 2019 11:31 PM (UdKB7)

Well with the district wireless I have, it's a fairly tight beam. so unless you get your sniffer antenna into the beam, you aren't going to sniff it. Which basically means getting on my property, or flying a drone into the beam, maybe. And I expect the link between my modem and the tower is encrypted, just like wifi is.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2019 11:36 PM (TfwlC)

272 Properly spelt nic confirmed...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 14, 2019 11:34 PM (CLcKT)

Have no idea how that happened, and it's not the first time!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 14, 2019 11:36 PM (f3oO4)

273 Lots and lots of wind today in East Tennessee.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 14, 2019 11:37 PM (l5Hsl)

274 Berzerker, came across a video of you as a wee lad....

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



PxJy6I&list=RDYyTo-PxJy6I&start_radio=1

the day your pops took ya down to Normans for your first flying v.

Posted by: choogle at April 14, 2019 11:40 PM (/Cy2f)

275 >> but it was called G-Line.

This is based on that, but the G-Line, or Gaubau line, had to have a special dielectric coating and a non-simple conductor surface. The E-Line people say they are using a different TM mode that works over a bare, simple wire.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 14, 2019 11:41 PM (f1Vqw)

276 Yes AOP but once you hit that tower you are on the web just like everyone else. BPL would be encrypted too.

The point is, the physical layer is not where security and encryption is handled. In theory, BPL is point to point too,routers talking to routers.

Posted by: freaked at April 14, 2019 11:41 PM (UdKB7)

277 And Thank You, as well!

Posted by: ibguy at April 14, 2019 11:33 PM (EHVbt)

You're welcome

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 14, 2019 11:41 PM (Rz2Nc)

278 depression

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 14, 2019 11:42 PM (l9m7l)

279 I live in a suburb of Minneapolis. They decided to roll out a wireless internet system for 25 dollars a month. They decided the system had to be solar powered and they hired a company that had never built a system like that.

The suburb was divided into 4 zones, I was in zone 4, naturally. Zone 1 was completed in about twice the contract time and over budget and it never delivered the performance promised. Zone 2 was completed late and over budget as well and while they were working on zone 3, the suburb tried to re-negotiate the contract. In zone 4, they were starting to put up the poles and the solar panels when the suburb pulled the plug on the whole mess. They wasted a few million dollars, annoyed all of their customers and delivered nothing, pretty much a preview of the Obama-care roll-out. I suspect someone got some new solar panels for pennies on the dollar and the internet company probably got a majority of the contracted payments.

If you put the government in charge of a desert sand would be priced at the same price as gold and there would be shortages.

Posted by: JB1000 at April 14, 2019 11:43 PM (kSMyj)

280 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 14, 2019 11:36 PM (TfwlC)

For a variety of reasons these are relatively tight beams, and, if they are like mine, they use directional antennas from my location to the tower, I watched them commission the link and there was a bit of "beam tuning" involved. So low power outside the line of sight beam plus an encrypted point to point link would seem to offer very good security against an adversarial interceptor!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 14, 2019 11:44 PM (f3oO4)

281 Dio for sound. but Gillan had the sex appeal.

reminds me. tis the season to listen to JC Superstar again.

Posted by: booknlass at April 14, 2019 11:45 PM (xIKXj)

282 If you get internet thru cable, your data is mixed in with thousands of other people's data, all on the same wire.

Posted by: freaked at April 14, 2019 11:45 PM (UdKB7)

283 I like the various iterations of Rainbow. Man on the Silver Mountain and Stone Cold are two of my favorites.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at April 14, 2019 11:46 PM (H5knJ)

284 I like the various iterations of Rainbow. Man on the Silver Mountain and Stone Cold are two of my favorites.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls

----

Cozy Powell: drummer extraordinaire!

Posted by: RKae at April 14, 2019 11:47 PM (vP0jg)

285 I live in a suburb of Minneapolis.


Posted by: JB1000 at April 14, 2019 11:43 PM (kSMyj)

Well, there's your problem.

Posted by: pookysgirl has always been an iowan at April 14, 2019 11:47 PM (XKZwp)

286 I did a point to point system for a customer when 56k dialup was the best you could get in this area. Within 5 years it was made obsolete by cable.

Posted by: freaked at April 14, 2019 11:48 PM (UdKB7)

287 Who hasn't ever wanted to make homebrew microfluidic mechanisms?

https://youtu.be/eNBg_1GPuH0

Posted by: Kindltot at April 14, 2019 11:48 PM (TN7xY)

288 Posted by: JB1000 at April 14, 2019 11:43 PM (kSMyj)

Want exactly were they claiming was solared powered in Minnesota, it seems really impractical for much of the year?

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 14, 2019 11:49 PM (Rz2Nc)

289 What, not want.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 14, 2019 11:50 PM (Rz2Nc)

290 I'm in the jury pool for US District court in Denver. have been all month. I filled out the questionnaire, sent it in, and then what?

I waited. No word. Until today. I got in the mail not one, but two fauilure to appear letters.

Oh wait. this time they provided the handy call-in number to see if I had to report or not.

So I sent them a terse, but polite letter thanking them for at last providing that rather important feature for prospective jurors. Shit, Larimer County is far more squared away than our Betters in the higher courts.

I just spent twenty minutes beating the shit out of my heavy bag. fucking gubmint. buncha retards. Man, my arms feel noodly right now. Need to hit the shower and then the rack.

Thanks for listening. 'Night Horde.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 14, 2019 11:51 PM (PXJBj)

291 What, not want.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42

----

I loved their song "Walk the Dinosaur!"

...Well, the girls in the video anyway.

Posted by: RKae at April 14, 2019 11:52 PM (vP0jg)

292 I am crazy about Dio's Strange Highways.

it makes me stronger when i listen to it.

Posted by: booknlass at April 14, 2019 11:52 PM (xIKXj)

293 Point to point wireless I mean. That customer had his office in town, and T1 out to his house out in the country to get internet up there from the downtown wireless connection.

Posted by: freaked at April 14, 2019 11:53 PM (UdKB7)

294
Berzerker, came across a video of you as a wee lad....



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







PxJy6Ilist=RDYyTo-PxJy6Istart_radio=1



the day your pops took ya down to Normans for your first flying v.

Posted by: choogle at April 14, 2019 11:40 PM (/Cy2f)

Yeah I wish. I had to wait til I was in my 30's to start buying the custom shop versions. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 14, 2019 11:54 PM (9Om/r)

295 5 FIRST!!!!!
Posted by: Sponge

I demand a recount!
Posted by: ALH

Whatcha got in the trunk Sponge?

Posted by: Sock monkey wanted: organ grinder, willing to train at April 14, 2019 11:54 PM (7mnfd)

296 I waited. No word. Until today. I got in the mail not one, but two fauilure to appear letters.





Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 14, 2019 11:51 PM (PXJBj)

Medicaid routinely sends us billing statements that are dated on the 1st, postmarked on the 8th, arrive on the 12th or 13th and are due the 15th. I pay them when I get them, and if they have a problem with that, they can fix their own damn mailing system.

Posted by: pookysgirl has always been an iowan at April 14, 2019 11:56 PM (XKZwp)

297 *ponders*

1. Round up 10,000 Dreamers.
2. Air drop them in Caracas.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 14, 2019 11:58 PM (5UVOn)

298 Speaking of 'clean data', is anyone using H&R Block software?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 14, 2019 11:59 PM (CDGwz)

299 qdpsteve's question for the Horde tonight, since we didn't get a movie thread this weekend:

What's the best silent film you've ever seen? Thinking I'd like to collect more of the classic silent films of the 1910s and 20s.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2019 11:59 PM (miE9U)

300 Berzerker, watched an old metallica video from 83....james is glammed up in spandex pants and kirk is wearing his moms blouse.....your boy Cliff is havin none of it.....levis all the way!

Posted by: choogle at April 14, 2019 11:59 PM (/Cy2f)

301 I live in a suburb of Minneapolis.

Posted by: JB1000 at April 14, 2019 11:43 PM (kSMyj)

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I used to live in Minneapolis proper (since moved out to a 'burb). They rolled out city-wide wifi years back. I passed on the opportunity. I helped a few people get theirs set up. Always was a major pain.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 15, 2019 12:00 AM (8g9zh)

302 CCWNHAC




(Chelsea Clinton will never have a chin)

Posted by: Muldoon at April 15, 2019 12:01 AM (m45I2)

303 Medicaid routinely sends us billing statements that are dated on the 1st, postmarked on the 8th, arrive on the 12th or 13th and are due the 15th. I pay them when I get them, and if they have a problem with that, they can fix their own damn mailing system.
Posted by: pookysgirl
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I received a tax penalty notice informing me that if it wasn't paid within 10 days of the date of the notice, I would be liable for interest. The postmark was more than 10 days after the date of the notice.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 15, 2019 12:01 AM (CDGwz)

304 Muldoon, OD
(or dignity)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 15, 2019 12:01 AM (miE9U)

305 Want exactly were they claiming was solared powered in Minnesota, it seems really impractical for much of the year?
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 14, 2019 11:49 PM (Rz2Nc)

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

Let me tell ya about the LED traffic lights!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 15, 2019 12:02 AM (8g9zh)

306

Miley is a big Murder, She Wrote fan, and the episode on now has a young Brian Cranston along with young Linda Hamilton.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 15, 2019 12:03 AM (f1Vqw)

307 Viking dude drinking from the skull is correct.


Except that he cut a hole in the top of the skull and there's nothing at the bottom to hold his mead.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 15, 2019 12:03 AM (fuK7c)

308 Berzerker, watched an old metallica video from
83....james is glammed up in spandex pants and kirk is wearing his moms
blouse.....your boy Cliff is havin none of it.....levis all the way!

Posted by: choogle at April 14, 2019 11:59 PM (/Cy2f)


Yup, he was a denim man all the way.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 15, 2019 12:03 AM (9Om/r)

309 Viking dude drinking from the skull is correct.


Except that he cut a hole in the top of the skull and there's nothing at the bottom to hold his mead.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 15, 2019 12:03 AM (fuK7c)

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

Well, he's trying to cut back.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 15, 2019 12:05 AM (8g9zh)

310 Metropolis = the grandparent of every dystopian gynoid science fiction film.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 12:05 AM (5UVOn)

311 Anna, yup. Thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 15, 2019 12:06 AM (miE9U)

312 Knights are rolling against the Sharks.

Posted by: logprof at April 15, 2019 12:09 AM (XAYDB)

313 What's the best silent film you've ever seen?


I love "Die Niebelungen", Fritz Lang, primarily as a reference to how much Kurosawa borrowed for "Ran".

"Metropolis" set the tone for every dystopian movie ever.

"Tabu" has topless Polynesian girls.

Everything with Greta Garbo has Greta Garbo, everything with Louise Brooks has Louise Brooks.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 15, 2019 12:09 AM (fuK7c)

314 What's the best silent film you've ever seen? Thinking I'd like to collect more of the classic silent films of the 1910s and 20s.
Posted by: qdpsteve

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HUGE fan of silents, here!

Comedy: "Safety Last." Harold Lloyd hangin' on the clock. Fast-paced and witty all the way through. Laugh out loud every damned time. Clever plot.

Comedy runner-up: "Spite Marriage." Buster Keaton gets a famous actress to marry him. When she realizes what she did, she gets totally drunk. Then he takes her back to the hotel and spends about 10 minutes trying to get her undressed and in the bed. Funny as all heck!

Drama: "King of Kings." The introduction to Jesus is brilliant! The first time we see him is by looking through the eyes of a blind man who is seeing for the first time! I'm weeping just writing this! His crucifixion with the storm all around is stunning!

Twisted: "Unknown." Lon Chaney as an armless guy who has a knife-throwing act in a carnival. His assistant is a young Joan Crawford. He has a secret that will blow your mind. Then it gets really disturbing! Directed by Tod Browning (famous for "Freaks").

Of course: "Metropolis." One of the greatest films ever made. The short version with the '80s soundtrack is very much worth a viewing, too. (But I'm a Jon Anderson nut.)

Of course runner up: "Nosferatu." Wicked eerie!

I'll see what else pops into my head.

Posted by: RKae at April 15, 2019 12:09 AM (vP0jg)

315 qdpsteve, I suggest my favorite:

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Posted by: booknlass at April 15, 2019 12:09 AM (xIKXj)

316 310 Metropolis = the grandparent of every dystopian gynoid science fiction film.

plus, the evil mad scientist is named rotwang. how cool is that?

Posted by: Anachronda at April 15, 2019 12:09 AM (qKk9I)

317 Another Harold Lloyd that's awesome: "Speedy."

Posted by: RKae at April 15, 2019 12:11 AM (vP0jg)

318 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 15, 2019 12:01 AM (CDGwz)

So how did you handle that one?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 15, 2019 12:12 AM (aA3+G)

319 Ah well, c'est la vie. Not worthy of my scorn. I'll catch y'all another time.

My equanimity shall return and I will continue to mock the mockworthy.

Endeavour to persevere.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 15, 2019 12:12 AM (m45I2)

320 Those peons coming here are dumber than our dumbest dirt. They don't know shit except this may be their ticket out of that shit barrel they are in. I'd take that chance too if I were them.

That said; Mr. President, SHUT THE DOOR.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 15, 2019 12:12 AM (/tCqq)

321 I received a tax penalty notice informing me that if it wasn't paid within 10 days of the date of the notice, I would be liable for interest. The postmark was more than 10 days after the date of the notice.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 15, 2019 12:01 AM (CDGwz)

Photo copy that info. Pay without interest. That's all I got.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 15, 2019 12:13 AM (Rz2Nc)

322 In Unknown, didn't Lon Chaney get an arm up on Michelle Fields?

How could I forget the 1923 Phantom of the Opera with Lon as the Phantom?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 12:13 AM (5UVOn)

323 Bander, RKae, booknlass, Anachronda, thanks!
They're all going on my list.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 15, 2019 12:14 AM (miE9U)

324 321 I received a tax penalty notice informing me that if it wasn't paid within 10 days of the date of the notice, I would be liable for interest. The postmark was more than 10 days after the date of the notice.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 15, 2019 12:01 AM (CDGwz)
================

Photo copy that info. Pay without interest. That's all I got.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 15, 2019 12:13 AM (Rz2Nc)
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Or maybe all that in certified letter from your CPA.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 15, 2019 12:15 AM (/tCqq)

325 Quite a brawl in this game as well.

Posted by: logprof at April 15, 2019 12:15 AM (XAYDB)

326 Let me tell ya about the LED traffic lights!
Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 15, 2019 12:02 AM (8g9zh)

LOL, they work great in the cold.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 15, 2019 12:15 AM (Rz2Nc)

327 How could I forget the 1923 Phantom of the Opera with Lon as the Phantom?
Posted by: Anna Puma

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I got a version with Rick Wakeman doing the soundtrack.

Kind of cool. Not as good as the Giorgio Morodor "Metropolis."

Posted by: RKae at April 15, 2019 12:15 AM (vP0jg)

328 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 15, 2019 12:01 AM (CDGwz)

So how did you handle that one?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
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It was state tax. I was living in Atlanta at the time, so I just drove down to the Ga. State Revenue Dept., hiked up to the appropriate office, and asked how it was I should retroactively pay the tax. [Wait...wait] then escorted to an office where a lady told me that the operation of the post office was not their responsibility. I pointed out that it wasn't mine either.

They took the penalty money, without the interest.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 15, 2019 12:16 AM (xSo9G)

329
And Zettai, if you want results quick, nothing will melt a young skinny girl's heart like a gold old fashioned jack-off video.

Put on a Superman T-shirt, a red towel for a cape, and a pair of striped tube socks. Ficus option. Get her picture, and tape yourself jerking off to and on the picture.

That will get her attention.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 15, 2019 12:16 AM (f1Vqw)

330 I guess I could watch the silent 1927 version of Ben-Hur. Or the Charlton Heston version?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 12:16 AM (5UVOn)

331 Lon Chaney didn't just do armless. He did a legless criminal in "The Penalty."

He was damned scary in that one!

Posted by: RKae at April 15, 2019 12:16 AM (vP0jg)

332 try not to get worried
try not to turn on to
problems that upset you

don't you know

everything's alright --yes everything's fine

and we want you to sleep well tonight
let the world turn without you tonight
if we try we'll get by, so forget all about us tonight

Posted by: booknlass at April 15, 2019 12:18 AM (xIKXj)

333 Photo copy that info. Pay without interest. That's all I got.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 15, 2019 12:13 AM (Rz2Nc)
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Or maybe all that in certified letter from your CPA.
Posted by: Braenyard
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It was years ago.

'My CPA'? Har, har.

Anyhow, it was much more fun to trot down the Tax Dept. and talk to them.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 15, 2019 12:18 AM (xSo9G)

334 I guess I could watch the silent 1927 version of Ben-Hur. Or the Charlton Heston version?
Posted by: Anna Puma

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I just saw the Heston version in the theater today! I'm going again on Wednesday! (It's one of those "Fathom Events.")

I love the silent version, too.

Posted by: RKae at April 15, 2019 12:18 AM (vP0jg)

335 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 15, 2019 12:16 AM (xSo9G)

Hope you paid with coins

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 15, 2019 12:18 AM (aA3+G)

336 Metropolis, how many versions have I seen? Four.

1. Original Paramount edit.
2. The Morodor version.
3. First Kino restoration.
4. 'Final' Kino restoration.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 12:18 AM (5UVOn)

337 Lon Chaney didn't just do armless. He did a legless criminal in "The Penalty."

He was damned scary in that one!
Posted by: RKae at April 15, 2019 12:16 AM (vP0jg)

He was a leg up on competing actors?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2019 12:19 AM (TfwlC)

338 What's the best silent film you've ever seen? Thinking I'd like to collect more of the classic silent films of the 1910s and 20s.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2019 11:59 PM (miE9U)

Safety Last

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 15, 2019 12:19 AM (Rz2Nc)

339 Evasive, thanks.

A lot of people don't know, Hitchcock's first films-- and hit films!!-- were silent films. He started directing in 1923.

Supposedly in the 1970s when someone told him that some of his earliest films were considered 'lost,' he responded, "Good. They were lousy anyhow."

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 15, 2019 12:20 AM (miE9U)

340 Couldn't catch the Fathom Event showings today of Ben-Hur as had to work. And I also work Wednesday.

So will have to content myself with my 50th Anniversary box set to view again.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 12:21 AM (5UVOn)

341 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 15, 2019 12:16 AM (xSo9G)

Hope you paid with coins
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
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Heh. It was like $10 or so. I always go with the entertainment potential.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 15, 2019 12:21 AM (xSo9G)

342 Or maybe all that in certified letter from your CPA.
Posted by: Braenyard at April 15, 2019 12:15 AM (/tCqq)

Well, yes, if it was your CPA that screwed up, they are paying.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 15, 2019 12:21 AM (Rz2Nc)

343 What's the best silent film you've ever seen? Thinking I'd like to
collect more of the classic silent films of the 1910s and 20s.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2019 11:59 PM (miE9U)



I remember seeing one in high school. It was made in the early 1900's and was called Intolerance. If I remember right it was one of the first epic type movies made. Seemed pretty intense for the time.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 15, 2019 12:22 AM (9Om/r)

344 MH - You get my response to your email?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 15, 2019 12:22 AM (xSo9G)

345 331 RKae

>> He did a legless criminal in "The Penalty."

"How do you think I rang the doorbell?"

#JustThePunchline

Posted by: ibguy at April 15, 2019 12:22 AM (EHVbt)

346 Except that he cut a hole in the top of the skull and there's nothing at the bottom to hold his mead.
Posted by: Bandersnatch


He used the material from the top to plug the eye-, ear-, nose-, and spine-holes.

And to make a stand so it balances on the upper jaw like that.

Posted by: mikeski at April 15, 2019 12:22 AM (P1f+c)

347 Berserker, ah, D.W. Griffth's Intolerance.

Griffith supposedly made it in response to the fierce (even for 1915!) criticism he got, deservedly so, that The Birth Of A Nation was racist as all get-out. Both films were epics, BTW.

Lillian Gish, who actually starred in BOAN, once remarked that it was such a hit, "they lost track of how much money it made."

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 15, 2019 12:23 AM (miE9U)

348 344 MH - You get my response to your email?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 15, 2019 12:22 AM (xSo9G)

Yes I did
I haven't had an opportunity to respond

Was it maybe Woody Guthrie or an artist of that era?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 15, 2019 12:25 AM (aA3+G)

349 Heh. It was like $10 or so. I always go with the entertainment potential.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 15, 2019 12:21 AM (xSo9G)

You probably costed them more than that. Stupid government.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 15, 2019 12:25 AM (Rz2Nc)

350 I guess we could put Haxan on the list. A Swedish silent about the history of witchcraft.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 12:26 AM (5UVOn)

351 Anna, sounds spooky! Thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 15, 2019 12:26 AM (miE9U)

352 I guess I could watch the silent 1927 version of Ben-Hur. Or the Charlton Heston version?Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 12:16 AM


Does the silent version have gladiators, perchance, in it?

(Inquiring on behalf of an acqauintance!)

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 15, 2019 12:27 AM (CLcKT)

353 Griffith supposedly made it in response to the fierce (even for 1915!) criticism he got, deservedly so, that The Birth Of A Nation was racist as all get-out


BoaN was racist as all get-out. Intolerance had girl nudity.

Intolerance FTW.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 15, 2019 12:27 AM (fuK7c)

354 depression
Posted by: BeckoningChasm


Sudden or sports?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 15, 2019 12:27 AM (uAgHA)

355 Bander, there you go.
DW knew how to entertain folks... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 15, 2019 12:28 AM (miE9U)

356 Speaking of taxes: Sarah Sanders slams Congress as not 'smart enough' to read Trump's tax returns and says president won't release them as long as he's under audit
f_rom DailyMail

Posted by: Braenyard at April 15, 2019 12:28 AM (/tCqq)

357 I guess I could watch the silent 1927 version of Ben-Hur. Or the Charlton Heston version?Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 12:16 AM


Does the silent version have gladiators, perchance, in it?

(Inquiring on behalf of an acqauintance!)
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto

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For funny, check out the bonus materials on the Heston version sometime! There's a screen test of Leslie Neilsen dressed up in roman garb trying out for the part of Messalah.

It just needs Peter Graves asking the question: "Ever watch gladiator movies?"

Posted by: RKae at April 15, 2019 12:28 AM (vP0jg)

358 So, I bought an unknown Ford 302 engine of some description at the swap meet for fifty bucks. And I tore it down this afternoon. So it appears to be a 1985 HO 302, with a roller cam, and forged aluminum pistons. Has an aluminum Ford factory 4-barrel intake, and cast aluminum valve covers. There's some cylinder ridge, and the babbitt has worn off the bearing shells, leaving the copper backing, but the journals look OK. Looks like honing the bores, and fitting new rings and bearing shells would give this thing a new lease on life. Only real dog in the manger is the center main bearing cap is missing, but I should be able to get one from a junkyard engine, and have it align-bored if it is out of register.

Should make a decent mill for the Mustang project car I have.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2019 12:29 AM (TfwlC)

359 Knights are rolling against the Sharks.
Posted by: logprof


Love those ancient warriors, inheritors of the thick, thick frozen pond. The LAS VEGAS KNIGHTS

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 15, 2019 12:29 AM (uAgHA)

360 Anna, ever seen "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari"?

Posted by: RKae at April 15, 2019 12:30 AM (vP0jg)

361 Qdpsteve, from 1922 an animated silent short

https://youtu.be/LkcckmQFO4U

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 12:30 AM (5UVOn)

362 RKae, that's another one I want to see.
I've read it's the silent film that's actually still scary after all these years.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 15, 2019 12:31 AM (miE9U)

363 Buster Keaton's comedies make me hardeeharhar

BTW it's palm sunday

did you know that when Jesus Christ rode into Jerusalem 1988 years ago today, and the crowds shouted, the Pharisees told him to quiet them down. and Jesus said that if the people were silent, the very stones themselves would start to sing?

Posted by: booknlass at April 15, 2019 12:31 AM (xIKXj)

364 Anna, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 15, 2019 12:31 AM (miE9U)

365 AOP, i was thinking about you yesterday as i took the tranny out of my 4wd truck. someday i will have a lift.

Posted by: choogle at April 15, 2019 12:32 AM (/Cy2f)

366 Only real dog in the manger is the center main bearing cap is missing, but I should be able to get one from a junkyard engine, and have it align-bored if it is out of register.

Should make a decent mill for the Mustang project car I have.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Just put it up on a alimentary piston frame with an Ajax winch and wangle the jangle.
No problem.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 15, 2019 12:32 AM (uAgHA)

367 That will get her attention.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 15, 2019 12:16 AM


Hmmmmm. Might be a worth a shot, as it were...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 15, 2019 12:32 AM (CLcKT)

368 Mark Stone with a hat trick for the Knights.

Posted by: logprof at April 15, 2019 12:33 AM (XAYDB)

369 Speaking of taxes: Sarah Sanders slams Congress as not 'smart enough' to read Trump's tax returns and says president won't release them as long as he's under audit
f_rom DailyMail
Posted by: Braenyard at April 15, 2019 12:28 AM (/tCqq)

Congress isn't smart enough to understand President Trump's tax return, or their own, or many other people's.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 15, 2019 12:33 AM (Rz2Nc)

370 Anna, ever seen "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari"?
Posted by: RKae at April 15, 2019 12:30 AM (vP0jg)

The Cabinet of Barky Obama was a lot scarier.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2019 12:33 AM (TfwlC)

371 326 Let me tell ya about the LED traffic lights!
Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 15, 2019 12:02 AM (8g9zh)

LOL, they work great in the cold.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 15, 2019 12:15 AM (Rz2Nc)

Cold is ok. The wind-driven snow and ice over the lens? Not so much. Doesn't melt until Spring.

Posted by: LED traffic lights at April 15, 2019 12:34 AM (twG1r)

372 RKae, I still need to see that.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 12:34 AM (5UVOn)

373 HO 302 fifty bucks, damn.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 15, 2019 12:35 AM (/tCqq)

374 Love those ancient warriors, inheritors of the thick, thick frozen pond. The LAS VEGAS KNIGHTS
Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 15, 2019 12:29 AM (uAgHA)

--Well, officially, the (Las) Vegas Golden Knights.

Punning on the night life in Sin City.

Posted by: logprof at April 15, 2019 12:35 AM (XAYDB)

375 >>>Cold is ok. The wind-driven snow and ice over the lens? Not so much. Doesn't melt until Spring. Labor Day Weekend


FIFY

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 15, 2019 12:36 AM (aA3+G)

376 "What's the best silent film you've ever seen?" The Passion of Joan of Arc.

Posted by: gp at April 15, 2019 12:36 AM (mk9aG)

377 Nosferatu is scarier than the Cabinet, steve, but you will judge for yourself, of course.

Posted by: booknlass at April 15, 2019 12:36 AM (xIKXj)

378 no love for chaplin hereabouts.

maybe no one of his movies is great in itself (not even "city lights"?), but he did a lot of entertaining cinema.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 15, 2019 12:36 AM (Pg+x7)

379 musical jolly chimp, I actually already have The Kid. Thanks to you, booknlass and gp.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 15, 2019 12:37 AM (miE9U)

380 HO 302 fifty bucks, damn.
Posted by: Braenyard at April 15, 2019 12:35 AM (/tCqq)

Well, I don't know if it's an HO 302. It has a roller cam, for sure, and by the part number on them, the pistons are forged aluminum, and it has a dual-roller timing chain. But I don't know if any of those features are definitive for an HO engine.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2019 12:38 AM (TfwlC)

381

1925 - The Unholy Three - Lon Chaney silent
1930 - The Unholy Three - Lon Chaney talkie

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 15, 2019 12:38 AM (aKsyK)

382 >> Hmmmmm. Might be a worth a shot, as it were...

Make sure to get a good shot of her picture well fou-- uh, adorned. That will demonstrate the depth of your ardor.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 15, 2019 12:38 AM (f1Vqw)

383 I know Chaplin was more or less the Bill Maher of Hollywood's early days. He was a communist, atheist (and an asshole about it), and into very young women.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 15, 2019 12:38 AM (miE9U)

384 Bertram, thanks

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 15, 2019 12:39 AM (miE9U)

385 RKae, I still need to see that.
Posted by: Anna Puma

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It has very primitive color tinting here and there. Interesting.

Posted by: RKae at April 15, 2019 12:39 AM (vP0jg)

386 --Well, officially, the (Las) Vegas Golden Knights.

Punning on the night life in Sin City.
Posted by: logprof at April 15, 2019 12:35 AM (XAYDB)

should have called then the Las Vegas Croupiers, who, after all, are stick handlers.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2019 12:39 AM (TfwlC)

387 Oh! I forgot about Nanook of the North

qdpsteve, you've got to see that if you haven't. I don't know if it's '10s or '20s, but it's excellent. amazing, really.

Posted by: booknlass at April 15, 2019 12:39 AM (xIKXj)

388 booknlass, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 15, 2019 12:40 AM (miE9U)

389 If you watch Nosferatu, you must follow up it up with Shadow of the Vampire.

Speaking of silent vampire movies, there is always the German-French movie from 1932 Vampyr

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 12:40 AM (5UVOn)

390 no love for chaplin hereabouts.

maybe no one of his movies is great in itself (not even "city lights"?), but he did a lot of entertaining cinema.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp

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I always thought that Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton outdid him at every turn.

Harold and Buster hit the finish line together... and Chaplin comes in about an hour later when the stadium is empty.

Posted by: RKae at April 15, 2019 12:41 AM (vP0jg)

391 Anna, thanks!

Wow, you all know a ton more silent movies than I do.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 15, 2019 12:41 AM (miE9U)

392 383 I know Chaplin was more or less the Bill Maher of Hollywood's early days. He was a communist, atheist (and an asshole about it), and into very young women.

Had he liked young boys he would have been perfect

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 15, 2019 12:41 AM (aA3+G)

393 Goodnight everyone!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 15, 2019 12:41 AM (Rz2Nc)

394 RKae, what did you think of the two strip color segment of Phantom of the Opera where Lon is dressed as the Masque of the Red Death?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 12:42 AM (5UVOn)

395 It was state tax. I was living in Atlanta at the
time, so I just drove down to the Ga. State Revenue Dept., hiked up to
the appropriate office, and asked how it was I should retroactively pay
the tax. [Wait...wait] then escorted to an office where a lady told me
that the operation of the post office was not their responsibility. I
pointed out that it wasn't mine either.




They took the penalty money, without the interest.


Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 15, 2019 12:16 AM (xSo9G)

The Des Moines Medicaid office is 4 hours away (and that's counting "traffic"). If they can't get their crap together, why should I? Also, it's not my fault that they refuse to look in their own reimbursement system and see that yes, we HAVE seen a physician for a checkup in the last year and therefore don't have to pay the fee.

IOWA= Idiots Out Walking Around!

Posted by: pookysgirl has always been an iowan at April 15, 2019 12:42 AM (XKZwp)

396 Night EB.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 15, 2019 12:42 AM (ffYR/)

397 For you old movie buffs, this may be an interesting YT channel:
http://tinyurl.com/yap4ft8w
He covers many of the silent movie and early Hollywood personalities.

Posted by: Bert G at April 15, 2019 12:43 AM (OMsf+)

398 Anna, didn't you love the book Dracula? the way Stoker told the story through every medium he could think of, even including the extra sensory perception trances at dusk and dawn between lucy and the vampire at sea?

jeez louise. what a novel novel

Posted by: booknlass at April 15, 2019 12:43 AM (xIKXj)

399 should have called then the Las Vegas Croupiers, who, after all, are stick handlers.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Thread winnah.

( close it down )

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 15, 2019 12:43 AM (uAgHA)

400 "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari"


That was nuts. It was another that I saw in high school. I remember some wild angles used in doors, window frames, and what would usually be level lines that gave the illusion of an insane world.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 15, 2019 12:44 AM (9Om/r)

401 RKae, what did you think of the two strip color segment of Phantom of the Opera where Lon is dressed as the Masque of the Red Death?
Posted by: Anna Puma

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I always appreciate their attempts. There's a bit in "King of Kings," too.

But, if it had been me back then, I would've said, "This whole color thing isn't ready yet. Let's not rush the idea."

Posted by: RKae at April 15, 2019 12:44 AM (vP0jg)

402 goodnight evasive!

Posted by: booknlass at April 15, 2019 12:44 AM (xIKXj)

403 MisHum, yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 15, 2019 12:44 AM (miE9U)

404 Berserker, yup. German expressionism.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 15, 2019 12:45 AM (miE9U)

405 That was nuts. It was another that I saw in high school. I remember some wild angles used in doors, window frames, and what would usually be level lines that gave the illusion of an insane world.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division


Which is a shock in that the Germans were totally known for sane fare before and after.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 15, 2019 12:46 AM (uAgHA)

406 ... i just don't take to keaton and lloyd. chaplin has a grace and charm and ease that make his innovations seem that much more brilliant, to me. his only drawback is his sentimentality. he really lays it on in city lights, but that ending packs a real wallop.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 15, 2019 12:47 AM (Pg+x7)

407 Booknlass, if you are jonesing for a serious vampire fix including taking a peek at Bram Stoker's notes, then Christopher Frayling's book Vampyres: Lord Byron to Count Dracula just might interest you.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6l6nfnj

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 12:49 AM (5UVOn)

408 mjc, as I understand it Keaton and Lloyd were much closer to Woody Allen's film style in practice. Their films were more or less absurd.

Chaplin OTOH always seemed to be tugging at your heartstrings, going "Isn't it sad really? Isn't it sad??" which gets really annoying sometimes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 15, 2019 12:50 AM (miE9U)

409 musical jolly chimp:

Ever seen "Bert Rigby, You're A Fool"?

Nice Carl Reiner film. Robert Lindsay plays an English coal miner who is addicted to old movies and does impressions of Chaplin, Keaton, etc. He performs the entire movie "Singin' In The Rain" in about a minute.

Fun.

Posted by: RKae at April 15, 2019 12:50 AM (vP0jg)

410 Fun trivia:

Harold Lloyd was the first actor to flip the bird in a movie!

Posted by: RKae at April 15, 2019 12:51 AM (vP0jg)

411 RKae, really? Which flick?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 15, 2019 12:52 AM (miE9U)

412 rkae:

"bert rigby..."? never even heard of it. thanks, i'm a gonna run over and find it!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 15, 2019 12:52 AM (Pg+x7)

413 Lloyd looks at himself in the mirror and flips himself off in the movie "Speedy." Very funny film.

Posted by: RKae at April 15, 2019 12:54 AM (vP0jg)

414 RKae, thanks, I'll have to look for that.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 15, 2019 12:54 AM (miE9U)

415 What's the best silent film you've ever seen? Thinking I'd like to collect more of the classic silent films of the 1910s and 20s.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 14, 2019 11:59 PM (miE9U)


Back in the '80s, I saw Abel Gance's' 1927 silent flick, 'Napoleon', at Radio City with full orchestra accompaniment (theaters showing silent movies used to have live music playing). Good movie, filmed in triptych, which is a movie in three panels on one screen. Maybe the orchestra made it a better movie, just like a good soundtrack can make a modern movie better.

'Napoleon' was a lost classic found. It is available on dvd and blue-ray.

Posted by: RickZ at April 15, 2019 12:54 AM (Y8PSl)

416 RickZ, thanks! I forgot about that one!
I know Francis Ford Coppola is a big fan of it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 15, 2019 12:55 AM (miE9U)

417 qdsteve:

i think that's part of it. the absurd is out of sync with really, so keaton strikes me as stringing together bits in fromt of the camera. chaplin has much more fluidity and movement within the frame and with the camera and he incorporates the bits into the story better.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 15, 2019 12:58 AM (Pg+x7)

418 thank you Anna; I'll check it out.

Posted by: booknlass at April 15, 2019 12:58 AM (xIKXj)

419 ... or something... i dunno, maybe it's just taste.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 15, 2019 01:00 AM (Pg+x7)

420 mjc, true, Chaplin was probably the best overall storyteller. Still, I can understand why so many people prefer Keaton and Lloyd.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 15, 2019 01:00 AM (miE9U)

421 no love for chaplin hereabouts.

maybe no one of his movies is great in itself (not even "city lights"?), but he did a lot of entertaining cinema.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 15, 2019 12:36 AM (Pg+x7)


Hitler used to love watching Charlie Chaplain flicks -- until Chaplain released 'The Great Dictator' in 1940. Funny that. Mockery of tyrants is not allowed, as we see in the organized pushback against the critics of Ilhan Omar.

Posted by: RickZ at April 15, 2019 01:01 AM (Y8PSl)

422 There is another silent science fiction movie I keep intending to getting around to see is Aelita: Queen of Mars. It is a Soviet film from 1924.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 01:01 AM (5UVOn)

423 Anna, never heard of that one, thanks for mentioning it.

I'm also interested in seeing Battleship Potemkin.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 15, 2019 01:02 AM (miE9U)

424 We'll just have to see if the public school has the guts to hold him back a year. His arrest is waiverable for the Marines, now he just has to make a compelling case for it.
Posted by: pookysgirl at April 14, 2019 10:44 PM (XKZwp)

Can his parents tell the school that they want him held back?

What does his recruiter say would be a "compelling case" for the waiver request? Or has he not gotten to the recruiter phase yet?

Posted by: Fox2! at April 15, 2019 01:03 AM (MwFQu)

425 i don't really like vampires, but I like fantastic writing. In grad school, we read Understanding Media by Marshall McLuhan and Dracula in the same class.

the juxtaposition blew my mind.

Posted by: booknlass at April 15, 2019 01:03 AM (xIKXj)

426 I hated "The Great Dictator." After all the buildup, I was so disappointed that my organs almost shut down from boredom. Pretty much the most overrated film of all time.

He does just about NOTHING with the fact that his character looks like the dictator, when he could have done a million mix-ups and messes.

And the "great" speech at the end is dumber than hell. Sounds like it was written by a teenager.

Posted by: RKae at April 15, 2019 01:06 AM (vP0jg)

427 I waited. No word. Until today. I got in the mail not one, but two fauilure to appear letters.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 14, 2019 11:51 PM (PXJBj)
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how the hello did you get mail on a Sunday?

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2019 01:06 AM (ER1jH)

428 I only found out about that Soviet silent because I was a fan of the manga Battle Angel Alita.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 01:06 AM (5UVOn)

429 The Stooges doing Hitler, Himmler and Von Ribbentrop were hilarious.

Totally put Chaplin to shame.

Posted by: RKae at April 15, 2019 01:09 AM (vP0jg)

430 choosing Ian Gillan for the part of Jesus Christ was the stroke of genius that made Rice and Weber.

listening to him now do Gethsemane.

Posted by: booknlass at April 15, 2019 01:09 AM (xIKXj)

431 webber, sorry

Posted by: booknlass at April 15, 2019 01:12 AM (xIKXj)

432 Can his parents tell the school that they want him held back?



What does his recruiter say would be a "compelling case" for the
waiver request? Or has he not gotten to the recruiter phase yet?


Posted by: Fox2! at April 15, 2019 01:03 AM (MwFQu)

I have no idea how far along he is in the recruiting process (see previous comment about no one actually telling me anything). His mother was convinced that her (step)son didn't have good enough grades to be an officer, so he wound up being a USAF refueler. Son #2 is having a blast as a refueler, but Son #3 might have bad advice from his mother regarding the Marines (the only branch, IMO, that will take him at this point). Quite frankly, I think the USMC is the only career path he has at this point (he stopped taking his ADHD meds), so I'm trying to figure out how to help him.

I've always said that Pooky will give me wrinkles because of the frown lines, but those boys will give me gray hair from worrying.

Posted by: pookysgirl has always been an iowan at April 15, 2019 01:13 AM (XKZwp)

433 Buster Keaton starred in a (mostly silent) 1961 Twilight Zone episode "Once Upon A Time". He played an inventor from the turn of the last century who invented a "time helmet" that transported him to the present day (which has sound).

The "time helmet" was covered with sparklers and looked frickin' hilarious.

Posted by: rickl at April 15, 2019 01:15 AM (sdi6R)

434 rickl, that sounds great.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 15, 2019 01:17 AM (miE9U)

435 Posted by: rickl

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Yeah, I recall that Keaton TZ episode. Good stuff.

Ever seen "In the Good Old Summertime" (Judy Garland and Van Johnson)?

It's the "Shop Around the Corner" redone. Keaton (who was pretty old) was just supposed to help out choreographing the clumsy slapstick stuff, but when he tried to show an actor how to slip and fall onto a violin, the guy couldn't do it. So they put Keaton in the role.

Damn. When he falls the violin, I laugh my ass off!

Posted by: RKae at April 15, 2019 01:19 AM (vP0jg)

436 Can't believe someone had to bring up silent films!

It's WAY past my bed time!

Later!

Posted by: RKae at April 15, 2019 01:20 AM (vP0jg)

437 have you seen the spinning house scene Keaton did?

man that kills me

Posted by: booknlass at April 15, 2019 01:21 AM (xIKXj)

438 What the PA Democrat poll tells me that the Biden voters are living in the past, when they still believed in the Rule of Law.

The others are either ignorant of America's history, or want it replaced by an oppressive government.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 15, 2019 01:23 AM (sy5kK)

439 Forrest Gregg died a couple of days ago. I remember him when he coached the Bengals to there first Super Bowl appearance. He played for the Packers. I was just reading about him. He coached for several teams in the CFL and NFL. He had Parkinson's apparently.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 15, 2019 01:23 AM (WNAuL)

440 should have called then the Las Vegas Croupiers, who, after all, are stick handlers.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2019 12:39 AM (TfwlC)


--Or Floppin' Aces, to try to get more power plays.

Posted by: logprof at April 15, 2019 01:26 AM (XAYDB)

441 These, among others on the list, are reparation demands
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I missed the part where they're in a position to 'demand' anything.

Posted by: Methos at April 15, 2019 01:28 AM (kOpft)

442 good short about Keaton

"the art of the gag"

https://youtu.be/UWEjxkkB8Xs

'nite!

Posted by: booknlass at April 15, 2019 01:34 AM (xIKXj)

443 Thanks again to everyone for the great silent movie suggestions, and for all the great chat and helpful advice tonight. Goodnight!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 15, 2019 01:37 AM (miE9U)

444 *searches TCM via Roku*

A 1925 silent of The Wizard of Oz?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 01:45 AM (5UVOn)

445 Prime Minister Kruel and Lady Vishuss?

Oh boy...

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 01:53 AM (5UVOn)

446 Well, bed time for tired Peons. Be well, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2019 02:00 AM (TfwlC)

447 I,m not an American so someone can perhaps explain to me 'nullification'.
As I understand it nullification is a dangerous thing on Federal level but at least a state has the fig leaf of sovereignty.
But is there even a framework where part of a state, in this case the city of New York, can nullify a general state law?
What next, the Noble and Ancient Fraternity of Professional Assassins declaring that in regard to them the anti murder laws, being discriminatory, h8tful and giving them a bad name, are defunct?

Posted by: PhilD at April 15, 2019 02:16 AM (TxeQM)

448 Had an epiphany today. Realized I was too old to die young.

*smiles

What a relief!

Posted by: Sock monkey wanted: organ grinder, willing to train at April 15, 2019 02:18 AM (7mnfd)

449 PhilD, the short answer to your question is "No."

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at April 15, 2019 02:28 AM (QU+qf)

450 Of course, all law depends on the sovereign's willingness and ability to enforce it.

As we have seen so clearly in the past few years, numerous sovereigns have been precisely unwilling or unable to enforce the law, at various levels.

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at April 15, 2019 02:30 AM (QU+qf)

451 Having a thunderstorm

Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2019 02:32 AM (BbGew)

452 Any of you slackers still awake?

Posted by: Hawkpilot at April 15, 2019 02:39 AM (r0n8U)

453 Makes me think of a Twilight zone possible episode in reverse, some modern actor wakes up in world were everything is black and white and silent but someway a paragraph spoken without hearing it is in the air brought to words in a short sentence.

Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2019 02:42 AM (BbGew)

454 I think the thunderstorm is over already, had a couple of boomers and poured down heavily for couple minutes but it's over.

Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2019 02:45 AM (BbGew)

455 Thanks.
So while in court the New York 'law' wouldn't stand I can see that a single firm wouldn't want to make a case of it, there being so many ways a corrupt government can get you. Not exactly good for the 'Rule of Law'.

Posted by: PhilD at April 15, 2019 02:45 AM (TxeQM)

456 I'm in Prague, for a few weeks of flying, and the few English speaking channels on the hotel TV include Skynews. They're doing a puff piece on Mayor Pete Buttstuff. He's gonna save is all from OrangeManBad.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at April 15, 2019 02:47 AM (r0n8U)

457 The previous story was all about how mean landlords are evicting tenants for no reason, and therefore England needs to regulate why landlords evict people.
Oh, but won't that just cause landlords to raise the rent to get rid of troublesome tenants? Well! You'll be glad to hear we also need rent controls. Because we like homelessness...

Posted by: Hawkpilot at April 15, 2019 02:51 AM (r0n8U)

458 "Not exactly good for the 'Rule of Law'."

There is very little Rule of Law left in America, except for us serfs.

I never thought I'd live to see the day, when lawlessness was so bold, "high powered," defiant and wide-spread.

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at April 15, 2019 02:52 AM (QU+qf)

459 Yes. Still awake. I'm at work.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 15, 2019 02:53 AM (WNAuL)

460 On that cheery note, I bid you all a goodnight.

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at April 15, 2019 02:53 AM (QU+qf)

461 up because i'm dealing with an adverse medication reaction no one expected, and which isn't generally noted in the professional literature.

my docs are going to love me when they come in and check their e-mails in the morning.

i'm advancing medicine, despite the VA's best efforts to kill me ASAP.

Posted by: redc1c4, the ONT Rx Tech at April 15, 2019 02:54 AM (ER1jH)

462 I stick with just F-1 news at Sky, they can handle that without the Socalist agenda coming out.

Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2019 02:54 AM (BbGew)

463 Well, good night Horde.
I'll check back later for the EMT. Not flying until tomorrow evening, so I think I'll go wander around.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at April 15, 2019 02:56 AM (r0n8U)

464 Any of you slackers still awake?
Posted by: Hawkpilot at April 15, 2019 02:39 AM (r0n8U)

Yes, but I think I'll regret it in about 5 hours.

Posted by: Surfperch, a Diurnal Fish at April 15, 2019 03:02 AM (tVQUs)

465 Round 2 on that rain downpour

Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2019 03:02 AM (BbGew)

466 'Night Hawkpilot. I guess I should hit the hay now too.

Posted by: Surfperch, a Diurnal Fish at April 15, 2019 03:02 AM (tVQUs)

467 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told the Chilean broadcaster Mega TV that every single tool for what he described as US efforts “to restore democracy” in Venezuela remains on the table.

For the love of God, no. Venezuela isn't worth one single solitary American life. Not one.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 15, 2019 03:04 AM (h2Bdk)

468 ima need at least one more Whaler's Rum and water before i can sleep.

still buzzing...

Posted by: redc1c4, the ONT Rx Tech at April 15, 2019 03:06 AM (ER1jH)

469 off silly sock, so i don't forget to 'member amongst the day walkers.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2019 03:08 AM (ER1jH)

470 For the love of God, no. Venezuela isn't worth one single solitary American life. Not one.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 15, 2019 03:04 AM (h2Bdk)
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PREACH IT!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2019 03:09 AM (ER1jH)

471 470 For the love of God, no. Venezuela isn't worth one single solitary American life. Not one.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 15, 2019 03:04 AM (h2Bdk)
--0-
PREACH IT!
Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2019 03:09 AM (ER1jH)


Pournelle used to say we should be friends of liberty everywhere but guardians only of our own. And does anyone really think the Venezuelans would thank us for it? It would be just another instance of Yankee Imperialism from their point of view.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 15, 2019 03:15 AM (h2Bdk)

472 i mean, i'm safe, since my ID card turns blue in a few weeks, but there is nothing there worth one American life, any more than there was one in Bosnia, et al, when i was in, no matter what that PAO lifer may have thought back in Summer '01 when she jumped my shit.

kill our enemies, protect our friends, but F the dumb shit everywhere.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2019 03:17 AM (ER1jH)

473 Pournelle used to say we should be friends of liberty everywhere but guardians only of our own. And does anyone really think the Venezuelans would thank us for it? It would be just another instance of Yankee Imperialism from their point of view.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 15, 2019 03:15 AM (h2Bdk)
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Amen.

they voted for it, they can get off their asses and change it.

or not.

F those pendejos either way. they got what they wanted, and they deserve to get it, good and hard.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2019 03:19 AM (ER1jH)

474
" And does anyone really think the Venezuelans would thank us for it?"

After Maduro kills enough people, and the remainder get hungry enough, then ... they'll say we waited too long.

Venezuela really looks like a South American problem ... Brazil, Colombia, etc. But my money is on us doing the heavy lifting.

Posted by: Arbalest at April 15, 2019 03:22 AM (FlRtG)

475 up because i'm dealing with an adverse medication
reaction no one expected, and which isn't generally noted in the
professional literature.




my docs are going to love me when they come in and check their e-mails in the morning.




i'm advancing medicine, despite the VA's best efforts to kill me ASAP.



Posted by: redc1c4, the ONT Rx Tech at April 15, 2019 02:54 AM (ER1jH)
I got an irregular heartbeat due to Cymbalta while it was new. My small-town doc stopped that crap immediately and refused to prescribe me anything for two months, and notifyied the FDA. It never got written up as a side effect, but I appreciated the effort.

Posted by: pookysgirl has always been an iowan at April 15, 2019 03:30 AM (XKZwp)

476 Mornin', all.

6 or 7 inches of wet, heavy snow came down yesterday afternoon/evening. It was snowing so hard, and it was sticking to everything, including the traffic lights! The normal 30 min. drive home from mom's took me an hour. That was fun

Looks like January here!

Supposed to be in the 50s today so it should be gone and April-like once again.

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 15, 2019 03:55 AM (Xm8Oy)

477 I got an irregular heartbeat due to Cymbalta while it was new. My small-town doc stopped that crap immediately and refused to prescribe me anything for two months, and notifyied the FDA. It never got written up as a side effect, but I appreciated the effort.

Posted by: pookysgirl has always been an iowan at April 15, 2019 03:30 AM (XKZwp)
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i submit my own ADRs to the FDA... i don't wait for anyone to do it.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2019 04:18 AM (ER1jH)

478 Looks like January here!
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which circle of Hell do you live in, so i never move there by accident?

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2019 04:24 AM (ER1jH)

479 hiya

Posted by: JT at April 15, 2019 04:25 AM (2NLdK)

480 >>Looks like January here!
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which circle of Hell do you live in, so i never move there by accident?
Posted by: redc1c4

SE Wisconsin

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 15, 2019 04:26 AM (Xm8Oy)

481 You'd love it here

I'm off to Monday morning...let's hear it for the weekend slackers that need their asses covered by me.

Have a great day, all

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 15, 2019 04:31 AM (Xm8Oy)

482 Don't be shocked to find instead of global warming there is a mini ice age upon us.

Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2019 04:32 AM (BbGew)

483 Ha!

my dad was born in Rice Lake.

my alleged mother wants to move back to Portland OR. he keeps telling her he'll buy her a house, but he's never going to be cold again. (he ain't leaving SoCal, except feet first)

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2019 04:33 AM (ER1jH)

484 Don't be shocked to find instead of global warming there is a mini ice age upon us.

You are not wrong.


http://tinyurl.com/ybk2e5at

Posted by: Hawkpilot at April 15, 2019 04:41 AM (r0n8U)

485 Don't be shocked to find instead of global warming there is a mini ice age upon us.

Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2019 04:32 AM (BbGew)
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Climate Change is real, you H8rs!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2019 04:41 AM (ER1jH)

486 I am positive Venezuela would turn around and slap us very shortly after if we did anything to change their government.
They voted for it, let them un vote themselves out of it.

Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2019 04:42 AM (BbGew)

487 I want failed Socalist states around to show they fail, not that the Leftist Seminaries will teach that or the Propaganda nightly news will show it.

Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2019 04:45 AM (BbGew)

488 https://www.thediplomad.com
The Progracism, Part II No Illegals in my Back yard

A very good short read as always

Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2019 04:49 AM (BbGew)

489 484 It would be a big pie in the face of Warmists if that is the case.
They will not ever admit they were wrong however.

Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2019 04:57 AM (BbGew)

490 483 Ha!

my dad was born in Rice Lake.

my alleged mother wants to move back to Portland OR. he keeps telling her he'll buy her a house, but he's never going to be cold again. (he ain't leaving SoCal, except feet first)
Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2019 04:33 AM (ER1jH)

This makes a good story.

Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 04:57 AM (R3cOb)

491 489 484 It would be a big pie in the face of Warmists if that is the case.
They will not ever admit they were wrong however.
Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2019 04:57 AM (BbGew)

And even more importantly, to them, they will never quit saying that we are wrong.

Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 04:59 AM (R3cOb)

492 Time check
Forgot to set timer for the coffee so guessing

Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2019 05:02 AM (BbGew)

493 They voted for it, let them un vote themselves out of it

Oh, you can vote your way into Socialism, but you always have to shoot your way out. That being said, not my circus, not my monkeys. I'd be willing to gun up the military age males living in refugee camps in neighboring States, of which there are plenty. The Contra solution, if you will.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at April 15, 2019 05:04 AM (r0n8U)

494 This makes a good story.

Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 04:57 AM (R3cOb)
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and all the better because it is true.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2019 05:24 AM (ER1jH)

495 this:

I'd be willing to gun up the military age males living in refugee camps in neighboring States, of which there are plenty. The Contra solution, if you will.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at April 15, 2019 05:04 AM (r0n8U)
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their country, let them fight for it.

or not.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 15, 2019 05:25 AM (ER1jH)

496 Didn't go there but a click bait says Kate Jackson is 73.
Crap am I getting old.

Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2019 05:31 AM (BbGew)

497 Them fighting for their own country is what I'm saying. But if you want that to happen, you'll need to provide, or help provide, a significant amount of weaponry and training for the people that would do it, which are the millions of refugees. I think Columbia would help. Possibly Brazil as well. They're both overrun with refugees. Being realistic, if it were to come to a fight, and I think it will, the fighters are going to be facing Russian SF and lots of Cuban thugs. Preferably the Venezuelan military does it, that would be cleanest.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at April 15, 2019 05:35 AM (r0n8U)

498 Old or not out the door I go
Have a great day everyone

Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2019 05:35 AM (BbGew)

499 Right behind you, Skip.

Posted by: Eromero at April 15, 2019 05:48 AM (qBNEP)

500 One of the 2020 Democratic candidates is named Butt plug?

Posted by: Colin at April 15, 2019 06:12 AM (KNn4l)

501 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 15, 2019 06:13 AM (u82oZ)

502 Morning.
I have heard from friends back home in No Ill that they received about 7 inches of climate change yesterday.
I guess there were accidents galore to because the plow and salt trucks have already been converted back to regular use.

Posted by: Bruce at April 15, 2019 06:14 AM (LAt9N)

503 Good Morning Glories!

Getting over yesterday's food poisoning.

I think it's going to be a light meal kind of day.

Posted by: ALH at April 15, 2019 06:15 AM (8wKjk)

504 Getting over yesterday's food poisoning.

I think it's going to be a light meal kind of day.
Posted by: ALH

Yuck. Where did that come from?

Posted by: Bruce at April 15, 2019 06:20 AM (LAt9N)

505 ALH

What did you do to the Church Ladies?

And their are easier diets than the food poisoning diet.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 15, 2019 06:22 AM (u82oZ)

506 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 15, 2019 06:22 AM (cqNba)

507 Is this the week RBG is seen by a WP reporter doing something?

Posted by: Colin at April 15, 2019 06:23 AM (KNn4l)

508 Bruce

Those Public Works Departments listened to the long-range forecasts of the NWS. Their forecasts are lies from lying liars who lie. Their short range stuff is pretty good.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 15, 2019 06:24 AM (u82oZ)

509 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Top o ta morin to ya, govnor.

Hear from your son? I imagine getting a chance is problematic with all his close friends in line.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 15, 2019 06:26 AM (u82oZ)

510 RBG

Now there is the Bring Out Your Dead scam.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 15, 2019 06:27 AM (u82oZ)

511 Someone in the congregation is a worse cook than me.

Posted by: ALH at April 15, 2019 06:29 AM (8wKjk)

512 ALH

Maybe it's a storage issue. Don't you play Blame the Pastor at your congregation?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 15, 2019 06:30 AM (u82oZ)

513 Don't you play Blame the Pastor at your congregation?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 15, 2019 06:30 AM (u82oZ)


Doesn't everybody?

Posted by: ALH at April 15, 2019 06:33 AM (8wKjk)

514 Those Public Works Departments listened to the long-range forecasts of the NWS. Their forecasts are lies from lying liars who lie. Their short range stuff is pretty good.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

I can't really blame them. It's April. After two years of a heavy April snow, I bet they leave a couple trucks ready to plow and salt.

Posted by: Bruce at April 15, 2019 06:33 AM (LAt9N)

515 "Hear from your son? I imagine getting a chance is problematic with all his close friends in line."


Three calls since the 1st. Last one was Friday night.

And as he is on nights, the phone rings about 0100-0300.

But I guess there are a fair number of Sailorphones there, as he hasn't mentioned any real lines waiting.

They in chopped to 6th Fleet several days ago, so basically, he is now back home where he grew up as a child.

Oh...how I envy him.
And even though Mrs VIA misses him terribly, she is so very happy for him as well.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 15, 2019 06:34 AM (cqNba)

516 Bruce

Yeah. They are in a no-win situation.

If we had spent our tax money wisely since 1964, and kept the border strong, we would have wondrous things like less congestion, better infrastructure, more living citizens.

But slum-lords are running the show, I guess.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 15, 2019 06:36 AM (u82oZ)

517 If we had spent our tax money wisely since 1964, and kept the border strong, we would have wondrous things like less congestion, better infrastructure, more living citizens.

But slum-lords are running the show, I guess.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

Yep. I always wonder what things would look like if we had kept the border strong.
Especially when I'm sitting in heavy traffic.

Posted by: Bruce at April 15, 2019 06:38 AM (LAt9N)

518 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Wow. Just getting one MARS connection prior to inchop was enough to make the rounds of the ship.
A definite improvement.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 15, 2019 06:39 AM (u82oZ)

519 "Just getting one MARS connection prior to inchop was enough to make the rounds of the ship. "

Yup.

I remember Hurricane Hugo hitting Charleston as we were returning from the Med, and desperately connecting with MARS operators to find out if we had homes left to return to.

Ah...the times, they are a changing.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 15, 2019 06:41 AM (cqNba)

520 Have a blessed day, everyone.

Even if you are stuck on the Beltway, or trying to change from the Blue to Silver Line in Rosslyn.

Spring is here, with noted exceptions.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 15, 2019 06:41 AM (u82oZ)

521 Be safe, Salty.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 15, 2019 06:45 AM (cqNba)

522 good mornig

So Dallas DA is now going to eliminate poverty by not prosecuting theft for less than $750, letting the poor out on the PR, and eliminating so called low level drug crime before he started.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 15, 2019 06:47 AM (JFO2v)

523 So Dallas DA is now going to eliminate poverty by not prosecuting theft for less than $750

That's a good idea. Because all stores can afford multiple 750 dollar losses

Posted by: Bruce at April 15, 2019 07:00 AM (LAt9N)

524 you can vote yourself into the EU
but you can't vote yourselves out of it, suckahs!

Posted by: Teresa May Not at April 15, 2019 07:01 AM (dm05u)

525 guten morgen horden

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 15, 2019 07:01 AM (dm05u)

526 So Dallas DA is now going to eliminate poverty by not prosecuting theft for less than $750, letting the poor out on the PR, and eliminating so called low level drug crime before he started.


Easiest round of Guess the Party ever.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 15, 2019 07:02 AM (oVJmc)

527 You don't expect the Brits to be able to regulate their own maximum toaster wattage, do you?

Posted by: Brussels Brain Trust at April 15, 2019 07:04 AM (oVJmc)

528 > Speaking of taxes: Sarah Sanders slams Congress as not 'smart enough' to read Trump's tax returns and says president won't release them as long as he's under audit

Trump should have Barr subpoena the returns of PissLousy, OCrazyHo, SwallowWell, the entire Clinton crime family, and the rest of the clown car.

To look for evidence of Russian collusion, of course.

WRT taxes: Form 4868, oh how I love thee.

If my calculations are correct, I came within about $40 of income of having to write them a check, but I want to take my time on it, thus the extension.

Unlike your typical Dem voter, I understand that "small refund" means "government didn't get to use my money interest-free for the year".



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 15, 2019 07:05 AM (0OWcv)

529 Go read the ADOS Reparations

Funny that when people use plain simple facts that immigrants get moved to the front of the line over black americans native born in the US or htat mass immigration lowers wages and working conditions liberal get all wee weed up! Especially when they are black!

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 15, 2019 07:05 AM (JFO2v)

530 > you can vote yourself into the EU
but you can't vote yourselves out of it, suckahs!

It's like the Mafia that way.

Hey, Brits: someone's got to pay for the Greeks retiring at 35, and that someone has been decreed to be you. Deal with it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 15, 2019 07:06 AM (0OWcv)

531 > Those Public Works Departments listened to the long-range forecasts of the NWS. Their forecasts are lies from lying liars who lie. Their short range stuff is pretty good.

My theory is that the NWS puts their diversity hires over in the long-range climate forecast division.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 15, 2019 07:08 AM (0OWcv)

532 Unlike your typical Dem voter, I understand that "small refund" means "government didn't get to use my money interest-free for the year".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 15, 2019 07:05 AM (0OWcv)

There are some serious holes in our tax laws. So you make some money and put it away. You buy stocks or mutuals that pay dividends. You reinvest 100%. And money you never ever touched requires taxes and is declared income.

Second part of scam is that then people see this and buy tax free municipal bond so that middle class people can buy billionaire stadiums to plays sports!

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 15, 2019 07:10 AM (JFO2v)

533 524 you can vote yourself into the EU
but you can't vote yourselves out of it, suckahs!
Posted by: Teresa May Not at April 15, 2019 07:01 AM (dm05u)

Let try putting Democratic on other things (like socialism) see how that works

Democratic Slavery
Democratic Wife Beating
Democratic Nazism

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 15, 2019 07:13 AM (JFO2v)

534
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson link in nick for the MiMoMe at April 15, 2019 07:16 AM (hx3Q8)

535 Good morning.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 15, 2019 07:20 AM (dgc3h)

536 From Bernie opinion at Fox News

the three wealthiest families in our country now own more wealth than the bottom half of Americans 160 million people

So they have a combined net work of less say $200 Billion
$200,000,000,000/160,000,000=$1250
So kill the billionaires, take their money, and TADA the poor get about 2 weeks extra pay.

All poverty now fixed.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 15, 2019 07:20 AM (JFO2v)

537 Trump tweets:
What do I know about branding, maybe nothing (but I did become President!), but if I were Boeing, I would FIX the Boeing 737 MAX, add some additional great features, REBRAND the plane with a new name. No product has suffered like this one. But again, what the hell do I know?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 15, 2019 07:21 AM (oVJmc)

538 Mornin' Horde. Another day, another clusterf###. Also there is a distinct lack of asterisks on my Kindle, but all the ampersands I could possibly want, go figure.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 15, 2019 07:24 AM (lLeln)

539 Bernie couldn't run a moderately successful garage sale.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 15, 2019 07:28 AM (oVJmc)

540 Well, the DA is an elected position. So if Dallas puts up with those decisions, its citizens deserve the chaos that follows.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at April 15, 2019 07:30 AM (H5knJ)

541 man they luv sucking up to this ho!

https://dailycaller.com/2019/04/14/clinton-trump-joe-biden/

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 15, 2019 07:32 AM (JFO2v)

542 I notice HIllary's advice for running against Trump doesn't include fake dossiers, Russians, or the crooked news media propping you up.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 15, 2019 07:33 AM (oVJmc)

543 540 Well, the DA is an elected position. So if Dallas puts up with those decisions, its citizens deserve the chaos that follows.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at April 15, 2019 07:30 AM (H5knJ)
and Atlanta
Detroit Chicago LA San Fran NYC.........

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 15, 2019 07:33 AM (JFO2v)

544 542 I notice HIllary's advice for running against Trump doesn't include fake dossiers, Russians, or the crooked news media propping you up.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 15, 2019 07:33 AM (oVJmc)

Hard to use the FBI NSA CIA DoJ and other police forces to do your spying and entrapment when you are not in charge.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 15, 2019 07:35 AM (JFO2v)

545 Pelosi says the Dems need to "go down the mainstream".

Posted by: freaked at April 15, 2019 07:35 AM (UdKB7)

546 Never forget, stupid people get to vote, too. And unconvicted criminals.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 15, 2019 07:35 AM (lLeln)

547 Morning all...

A little Trump video to get your morning going...

https://tinyurl.com/y5lehk5v

There's so much in it you have to watch a couple of times to catch it all. L'il Acosta is my favorite.

Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 07:35 AM (cF8AT)

548 Morehouse in ATL
Transgender men, meaning they have transitioned from female to male, can enroll at the college starting in 2020, but students who were born male and now identify as female will not be allowed to.

no black dick you are in
real black dick you are out

wait wut?

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 15, 2019 07:37 AM (JFO2v)

549 > Bernie couldn't run a moderately successful garage sale.

The man once got kicked out of a hippie commune for being too lazy, and has been in Congress for 27 years, with only two bills he passed ever becoming law. Both of which were "gimme" bills related to naming post offices in Vermont (the kind of bill that every congresscritter votes for, so he in return gets to name post offices in his own state).

A real go-getter, that Bernie.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 15, 2019 07:38 AM (0OWcv)

550 548>>>

You'd think black people would be violently opppsed to TrannyMania.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 15, 2019 07:39 AM (vc4Vb)

551


A little Trump video to get your morning going...


I was going to complain that it showed Trump moving to the left, but then I realized he's just standing still and the world around him is being driven rightward...

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 15, 2019 07:39 AM (oVJmc)

552 > Transgender men, meaning they have transitioned from female to male, can enroll at the college starting in 2020

Just in time for Michelle Obama to go back and get another degree.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 15, 2019 07:41 AM (0OWcv)

553 There's so much in it you have to watch a couple of times to catch it all. L'il Acosta is my favorite.
Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 07:35 AM (cF8AT)
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My favorite part is at the very end. "Goodbye Hillary! Bye."

Posted by: bluebell at April 15, 2019 07:42 AM (aXucN)

554 Just in time for Michelle Obama to go back and get another degree.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 15, 2019 07:41 AM (0OWcv)

still waiting to see her first set of grades!

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 15, 2019 07:43 AM (JFO2v)

555 interesting note from the UK on marriage

https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2019/04/quickie-divorces-destroy-families/

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 15, 2019 07:44 AM (JFO2v)

556 > has been in Congress for 27 years, with only two bills he passed ever becoming law

"Bills he wrote", not "bills he passed". Just had an OCrazyHo-DonkeyChompers moment there.

Too early and insufficient caffeine.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 15, 2019 07:44 AM (0OWcv)

557 Nothing about real accomplishments, experiences in success and competence.

Posted by: JAS at April 15, 2019 07:45 AM (KOCKb)

558 > still waiting to see her first set of grades!

I would pay a fair amount of money to see a copy of her and Barky's transcripts.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 15, 2019 07:47 AM (0OWcv)

559 Too early and insufficient caffeine.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 15, 2019 07:44 AM (0OWcv)
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It's super early for you - you're in AK, right? Do you always get up this early?

Posted by: bluebell at April 15, 2019 07:49 AM (aXucN)

560 My favorite part is at the very end. "Goodbye Hillary! Bye."

Posted by: bluebell at April 15, 2019 07:42 AM (aXucN)

Yep! That's my second favorite.

Another good one is the 'We're gonna bomb the shit outta them."

Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 07:50 AM (cF8AT)

561 or the crooked news media propping you up.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles

Or bollards.

Posted by: Bruce at April 15, 2019 07:51 AM (LAt9N)

562 > It's super early for you - you're in AK, right? Do you always get up this early?

No, not usually. Woke up to go to the bathroom and got sidetracked.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 15, 2019 07:51 AM (0OWcv)

563 Happy Monday!

Catching up on the news I see that Trump has not only red-pilled Cher on illegal immigration, but in response to demands that he delete his 9/11-Ilhan Omar tweet he's freakin' *pinned* it.
I am loving this!!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 15, 2019 07:51 AM (W+vEI)

564 Another good one is the 'We're gonna bomb the shit outta them."
Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 07:50 AM (cF8AT)
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A perennial winner.

Posted by: bluebell at April 15, 2019 07:52 AM (aXucN)

565 Barky's transcripts? Nothing to see but a bunch of Cs.

Posted by: JAS at April 15, 2019 07:52 AM (KOCKb)

566 Morning all

Shit I used to be in the top 10 a lot...This working hard sucks

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 15, 2019 07:54 AM (bim/x)

567 No, not usually. Woke up to go to the bathroom and got sidetracked.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

I hope the sidetracking was after the bathroom

Posted by: Bruce at April 15, 2019 07:54 AM (LAt9N)

568 Aaahhh stubbed my toe!!!!
MONDAY

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 15, 2019 07:54 AM (dm05u)

569 bunch of Cs.
Posted by: JAS at April 15, 2019 07:52 AM (KOCKb)

cocksucker
communist
con man

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 15, 2019 07:55 AM (JFO2v)

570 567
No, not usually. Woke up to go to the bathroom and got sidetracked.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia



I hope the sidetracking was after the bathroom

Posted by: Bruce at April 15, 2019 07:54 AM (LAt9N)

Hope it wasn't back tracking!

Posted by: Shep! at April 15, 2019 07:56 AM (f3oO4)

571 526 So Dallas DA is now going to eliminate poverty by not prosecuting theft for less than $750, letting the poor out on the PR, and eliminating so called low level drug crime before he started.
__________________

Not so much "eliminating poverty" as "incentivizing thieves" to steal $749 at a time.

No doubt all the local stores are thrilled by this news. They won't even be able to threaten arrest for most shoplifters now.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 15, 2019 07:57 AM (fqUgw)

572 A lot of rain and lightening this Patriot's Day morning, so the Boston Marathon may not be a fun run.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 15, 2019 07:57 AM (W+vEI)

573 Posted by: bluebell at April 15, 2019 07:42 AM (aXucN)

Good morning Bluebell!

Very nice pictures the other day!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 15, 2019 07:58 AM (f3oO4)

574 > I hope the sidetracking was after the bathroom

Heh... yep.

Deciding whether to have coffee or go back and try to get another hour of sleep. I think sleep is going to win.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 15, 2019 07:58 AM (0OWcv)

575 @RealSaavedra

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi mocks socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

Lesley Stahl: "You have these wings - AOC, and her group on one side"

Pelosi: "That's like five people"

Video: https://tinyurl.com/y3q9lz4w

Quote above is at the end of the video.

Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 08:00 AM (cF8AT)

576 Good morning, Hrothgar! And thank you. Did you get out to see the bluebells out your way? That is the best display of all.

Posted by: bluebell at April 15, 2019 08:00 AM (aXucN)

577 Today is gonna suck...only got about 2 hours of sleep. It seems like I always get insomnia on Sunday night and Mondays are my busiest days...ugh!!!
I did go by the post office and got my extension mailed so that's good...

Posted by: lin-duh in keto @ werk at April 15, 2019 08:02 AM (9iLHi)

578 Is the Dallas DA another Soros alumnus?

Posted by: rickl at April 15, 2019 08:03 AM (sdi6R)

579 Not so much "eliminating poverty" as "incentivizing thieves" to steal $749 at a time.



No doubt all the local stores are thrilled by this news. They won't even be able to threaten arrest for most shoplifters now.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 15, 2019 07:57 AM (fqUgw)

Strip mall theft is up next.Buddy drives the truck down the row of shops and the designated miscreant for the day steals <$749 per store!
And yo can bet the entire power of "law enforcement" would come down on the shop-owner that shot such a shopper.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 15, 2019 08:03 AM (f3oO4)

580 pelosi - aoc catfight is fun

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 15, 2019 08:03 AM (dm05u)

581 Catching up on the news I see that Trump has not only red-pilled Cher on illegal immigration, but in response to demands that he delete his 9/11-Ilhan Omar tweet he's freakin' *pinned* it.
_____________

Nancy Pelosi was outrageously outraged that Trump's tweet may have reminded people that muzzies were responsible for the carnage of 9/11.

Just wait until they find out that muzzies were also responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings, the Ft. Hood massacre, the San Bernardino shootings, the Orlando Pulse Nightclub massacre, etc., Nancy!

Americans may start to wonder if importing millions of hostile muzzies into the U.S. after 9/11, and electing some of them to congress, was such a smart idea.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 15, 2019 08:04 AM (fqUgw)

582 that maga vid is awesome, thanks!

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 15, 2019 08:04 AM (dm05u)

583 Posted by: bluebell at April 15, 2019 08:00 AM (aXucN)


I really need to do that, I know you have said before that it is gorgeous there

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 15, 2019 08:05 AM (f3oO4)

584 pelosi - aoc catfight is fun
Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 15, 2019 08:03 AM (dm05u)

AOC i s way out of her league..Look for Pelosi to score a Technical Knockout in the 4th round. Occasional cortex will show up one day and find her Office has been moved to a toilet in the ladies room

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 15, 2019 08:05 AM (bim/x)

585 >>Not so much "eliminating poverty" as "incentivizing thieves" to steal $749 at a time.

If only someone had tested out how enforcement of petty crimes affects crime rate, maybe even giving it a catchy title like "Broken Window Policy," in one of America's largest (then crime-ridden) cities. . . .

Guess these Socialist DA have a 'death wish'.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 15, 2019 08:06 AM (W+vEI)

586 It absolutely is, Hrothgar. Like a carpet. But you need to go soon or they will be gone.

Posted by: bluebell at April 15, 2019 08:06 AM (aXucN)

587 Nah. AOC's office isn't going to move. What Nan can do, however, is take her off committees.

Posted by: JAS at April 15, 2019 08:06 AM (KOCKb)

588 $749 theft limit will now be met with security measures, like bullet proof glass, etc, then having the same people OUTRAGED at the 'disrespect' shown to The Community.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 15, 2019 08:06 AM (oVJmc)

589 Not so much "eliminating poverty" as "incentivizing thieves" to steal $749 at a time.

If only someone had tested out how enforcement of petty crimes affects crime rate, maybe even giving it a catchy title like "Broken Window Policy," in one of America's largest (then crime-ridden) cities. . . .

Guess these Socialist DA have a 'death wish'.
Posted by: Lizzy
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Look how well it's worked in Portland and Seattle!!!

Posted by: lin-duh in keto @ werk at April 15, 2019 08:07 AM (9iLHi)

590 It's trannies, all the way down.

Posted by: That Irredeemable Guy Who Always Says... at April 15, 2019 08:07 AM (EgshT)

591 I try not to worry when sefton is late, but I do.

Posted by: willow at April 15, 2019 08:08 AM (r/xAU)

592 For those that missed this yesterday...

@cher

I Understand Helping struggling Immigrants,but MY CITY (Los Angeles) ISNT TAKING CARE OF ITS OWN.WHAT ABOUT THE 50,000+USCitizens WHO LIVE ON THE STREETS.PPL WHO LIVE BELOW POVERTY LINE,& HUNGRY? If My State Can't Take Care of Its Own(Many Are VETS)How Can it Take Care Of More

Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 08:08 AM (cF8AT)

593 Maybe he took the day off...

Posted by: lin-duh in keto @ werk at April 15, 2019 08:08 AM (9iLHi)

594 Nood, at last.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at April 15, 2019 08:09 AM (81OU+)

595 look, if someone comes into my home and steals the 2k tv I bought 2 years ago , now worth 500 bucks. it's not much right?
just getting a thieves knock of price.

Posted by: willow at April 15, 2019 08:09 AM (r/xAU)

596 @cher



I Understand Helping struggling Immigrants,but MY CITY (Los Angeles)
ISNT TAKING CARE OF ITS OWN.WHAT ABOUT THE 50,000+USCitizens WHO LIVE
ON THE STREETS.PPL WHO LIVE BELOW POVERTY LINE, HUNGRY? If My State
Can't Take Care of Its Own(Many Are VETS)How Can it Take Care Of More

Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 08:08 AM (cF8AT)

Bless her heart, she's thinking of our VETS!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 15, 2019 08:09 AM (f3oO4)

597
Guess these Socialist DA have a 'death wish

=====
Death wish means that they themselves want to die. In reality they would just be happy if you die. Call it, oh, I dunno..... being a Democrat.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at April 15, 2019 08:10 AM (yuvie)

598 592 (Cher : ) I Understand Helping struggling Immigrants,but MY CITY (Los Angeles) ISNT TAKING CARE OF ITS OWN.WHAT ABOUT THE 50,000+USCitizens WHO LIVE ON THE STREETS.PPL WHO LIVE BELOW POVERTY LINE,& HUNGRY? If My State Can't Take Care of Its Own(Many Are VETS)How Can it Take Care Of More
Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 08:08 AM (cF8AT)

Translation : "THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO GO TO RED STATES!!!"

Posted by: Hikaru at April 15, 2019 08:10 AM (UnA8+)

599 Nood, at last.
Posted by: Laughing in Texas at April 15, 2019 08:09 AM (81OU+)


of course

Posted by: willow at April 15, 2019 08:10 AM (r/xAU)

600 I claim teh willow title for this thread!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 15, 2019 08:10 AM (f3oO4)

601 Metrosexual closeted homosexual Cory Booker went on t.v. over the weekend and whined that Trump's threat to send illegal aliens to sanctuary cities is making people "unsafe."

How is that possible? Cory and his lefty buddies have been telling the rest of us for years that illegal aliens are more law abiding and commit fewer crimes than American citizens. They've also lectured us that illegals are just "incredibly hard working" people looking to build a better life for themselves and their children.

So how could having more of these admirable folks moved into one's community make anybody "unsafe"?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 15, 2019 08:10 AM (fqUgw)

602 )How Can it Take Care Of More
Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 08:08 AM (cF8AT)

Posted by: willow at April 15, 2019 08:10 AM (r/xAU)

603 It's fun to laugh, but I hope some people are responding to Cher with thanks for finally recognizing how our side feels.

I know, she wasn't trying to empathize or understand, but her paradigm shift should be welcomed and encouraged, since her own side will now be mocking and rejecting her.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 15, 2019 08:11 AM (W+vEI)

604 And who will the decriminalization of theft hurt the most? The friends and neighbors in The Neighborhood, who will live in the even-higher crime area.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 15, 2019 08:12 AM (oVJmc)

605 579 In CA the cutoff is $950

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