Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (5/14/19)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

When no hill is worth dying on, eventually your enemy has all the high ground and you are surrounded. CDR Salamander


Quote II

“This oil field would not run without the Mexican nationals, God bless their souls. The majority doing the hard work are Mexican nationals. Are they legal? Do they have their paper work?” John Cantu


Quote III

But to my knowledge, Maya “Alec” McKinney is the first tranny accused of a school shooting, and for that I thank her in helping to make the world a more equal place. Jim Goad


Quote IV

See, the thing that kept the establishment in power was the veneer of legitimacy over our institutions which made us defer to them even when we felt they were wrong.

But maintaining that veneer got inconvenient, so they stopped trying to.

Now we won't obey.

Stupid ruling class
Col. Kurt Schlicther

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Another day, Another lie from Anti-Semite Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib.

Seth Meyers Lets Rashida Tlaib Justify Her Comments, Insult People And Lie More About Israel


She's not even a good liar.


The sad infuriating thing is her story is so simple to check, but the Left doesn't even care to be a bit inquisitive.


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Another reason to approve of PDT. 'Ending the Union Medicaid Skim. Organized labor has been dunning home health-care workers for years, without their consent—but now the Trump administration has stepped in.'

Even when the Supreme Court tells a government labor union that it can’t do something, there’s no guarantee that the union will comply. In its 2014 Harris v. Quinn decision, the Court ruled that an Illinois law forcing home health-care workers—paid with Medicaid funds—to shell out cash to labor unions was unconstitutional. That should have ended unions’ ability to collect fees from these workers—many of whom were not really professionals but were receiving a small subsidy from Medicaid to care for disabled family members at home—unless the workers agreed to join the union.

In response, labor-friendly states crafted loopholes to keep the cash flowing to unions. Now the Trump administration has stepped in, moving to stop unions from skimming funds from paychecks. The Center for Medicaid Services has ruled that federal law does not allow the diversion of Medicaid funds to third parties, including unions. Caregivers can join a union if they wish, but unions must collect dues directly from their members.


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Civilian parking enforcers, this should go over well in Washington, D.C.

Wherever a car parks too close to a crosswalk, a fire hydrant is blocked, or a bike lane is intruded upon, code enforcing vigilantes are quick to snap a photo and tag the relevant local department demanding action be taken against the offending motorist.

Soon enough these bike lane Batmen might get to play police for real under a proposed pilot program that would give citizens the ability to ticket each other for parking violations.

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Fabulous, just fucking fabulous.

Remember cake-loving teacher Mr. Ratburn from the PBS Kids show Arthur? Well, he just got married to a man—and people on Twitter are absolutely elated.


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OK, a serious question, if science is settled, why is there such a disagreement about coffee consumption?

In Australia, one in six people are affected by cardiovascular disease. It is a major cause of death with one person dying from the disease every 12 minutes. According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death, yet one of the most preventable.

Investigating the association of long-term coffee consumption and cardiovascular disease, UniSA researchers Dr Ang Zhou and Professor Elina Hyppönen of the Australian Centre for Precision Health say their research confirms the point at which excess caffeine can cause high blood pressure, a precursor to heart disease.

This is the first time an upper limit has been placed on safe coffee consumption and cardiovascular health.


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Transparency for thee, not for me. So says various governments. They don't care for their laws, rules and regulations being posted for all to see.

WASHINGTON — Carl Malamud believes in open access to government records, and he has spent more than a decade putting them online. You might think states would welcome the help.

But when Mr. Malamud’s group posted the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, the state sued for copyright infringement. Providing public access to the state’s laws and related legal materials, Georgia’s lawyers said, was part of a “strategy of terrorism.”

A federal appeals court ruled against the state, which has asked the Supreme Court to step in. On Friday, in an unusual move, Mr. Malamud’s group, Public.Resource.Org, also urged the court to hear the dispute, saying that the question of who owns the law is an urgent one, as about 20 other states have claimed that parts of similar annotated codes are copyrighted.

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What's been happening in Manitowoc? Let's take a look.


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Is there a magic potion to parent successful children? 'I raised 2 successful CEOs and a doctor—here’s one of the biggest mistakes I see parents making'

It’s rather strange to be a “famous” parent and have your family profiled on the cover of magazines. I certainly don’t claim all the credit for their successes, but all three have turned out to be accomplished, caring and capable people.

My .02? Stop treating your children as friends or peers. You're their parent act like it.

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Want to keep unwanted guests including your mother in law from appearing at your home? Pet tarantula to the rescue.

In a desperate attempt to get a break from his nagging in-laws and regain his privacy, a Reddit user allegedly took advantage of his mother-in-law’s severe arachnophobia by getting a tarantula as a pet.

Reddit user “ProbablyAssholeGuy” isn’t really into tarantulas. He thinks they’re cool and all, but he wouldn’t have actually gotten one as a pet if weren’t for the added bonus of keeping his wife’s mother away from his house. In a post that recently went viral on the social network, the man said that his traditional Chinese in-laws had really been getting on his nerves with their unannounced visits and blatant breaches of privacy, but despite complaining to his wife about it for years, she just ignored his concerns. So when he notice his mother-in-law’s reaction to simply seeing a spider sitting in the corner of the house, he got the idea to use her arachnophobia to keep her away.

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Some days I miss Twitter. This probably would have gotten me booted anyway.

Just because you want something to be true doesn't make it so.


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How long before the cry of "Crossbow Control"? H/T CBD

Three people were found dead from crossbow wounds in a hotel room near the southern German city of Passau, according to police.

Two other deaths, in the northern German state of Saxony, are possibly linked, police said Monday.

The revelations began on Saturday morning when an employee at a quiet inn on the river Ilz near the southern German town of Passau discovered the bodies of two women and one man after repeated knocks on the door of their hotel room failed to get a response, the Associated Press reported.

Quite the whodunit, two more bodies were found in the apartment of one of the women.

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'A third of youth firearm deaths could be prevented without taking away a single gun. Locking up guns keeps kids safer'

In 2015, more than 1,100 young people died by suicide or by accident because of a gun. New research suggests that almost one-third of those deaths could be prevented by simply locking up guns in the home.

“The take-home message from the findings of the study is that even a relatively modest increase in the practice of safe storage by parents could result in substantial reductions in firearm suicides and unintentional fatalities among youth,” says Michael Monuteaux, a Harvard Medical School professor of pediatrics and epidemiologist who is the first author of the new study.


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Will Bayer be litigated out of business?

A Northern California jury on Monday awarded $2.055 billion to a Bay Area couple who say Bayer's Roundup weedkiller caused their cancer.

Alva and Alberta Pilliod are in their 70s, and said that after using Roundup for more than 35 years, they were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2011 and 2015; both are now in remission. Their attorneys argued that scientific studies show glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Roundup, is a carcinogenic. Bayer's lawyers retorted that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other regulators have approved the product for use.


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The ONT Musical Interlude


Twofer Tuesday Edition



Born on This Day: 14 May 1943
Scottish musician, singer and songwriter Jack Bruce who was a member of the Graham Bond Organization, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Manfred Mann and Cream, who had the 1967 UK No.11 single 'I Feel Free', and the 1968 US No.5 single 'Sunshine Of Your Love'. Their 1968 Wheels of Fire becoming the first platinum-selling double album. Also a member of West, Bruce and Laing. Bruce died on 25 October 2014 from liver disease in Suffolk, England, aged 71 via thisdayinmusic.com

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It seems there are cameras everywhere. Just ask our Genius Award Winner.

Dashcam footage shows the refuse collector throwing himself onto the bonnet of the Audi and writhing on the ground in Teversham, Cambridgeshire.

He then continues to roll around in apparent pain as his colleague confronts the driver, Wayne Nightingale.

The trash collector then tries to stop chauffer Wayne driving off by holding onto the side of the car as it moves out of the junction.

Wayne, 58, told MailOnline: “As he stood there I decided to go around him and that’s when he came towards my car and pretended that I hit him. But I knew I’d never touched him.

“The driver in front told me that he had the scene on video and we arranged for him to give it to me later on in the evening.”


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Speaking of cameras, Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.
It is a tad graphic. You have been warned.


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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Loitering.


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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:04 PM




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1 Thanks for the ONT.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 14, 2019 10:05 PM (mx70g)

2 1

Posted by: ALH at May 14, 2019 10:05 PM (htgmn)

3 Back in the saddle again...

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 14, 2019 10:05 PM (w7U7L)

4 first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:05 PM (5sBuX)

5 Angels are superior to us in power and knowledge. But it's just possible that God chose to share some things with us and not them, like the taste of cold beer or fresh bread, or the cool shade on a hot summer day. "On Being Human" by C.S. Lewis.

https://youtu.be/6UrPJzxCN0A

Posted by: Zaklog the Great at May 14, 2019 10:05 PM (sNwDD)

6 G-10?

Posted by: FireHorse at May 14, 2019 10:05 PM (ta49A)

7 dammit

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:05 PM (5sBuX)

8 Hiya

Posted by: ALH at May 14, 2019 10:05 PM (htgmn)

9 Or not.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 14, 2019 10:05 PM (w7U7L)

10 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at May 14, 2019 10:05 PM (CLcKT)

11 Curses! Foiled again!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 14, 2019 10:05 PM (3hr5B)

12 before 10?

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 14, 2019 10:06 PM (f8dwL)

13 Once again, I dream bigly.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 14, 2019 10:06 PM (f8dwL)

14 That quote of Schlichter's is right on.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 10:06 PM (TdMsT)

15 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at May 14, 2019 10:08 PM (JFzNN)

16 14 That quote of Schlichter's is right on.
Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 10:06 PM (TdMsT)

But we will obey.
We are decent people with morals. Unlike the antifa trash.

Would you cold cock someone with a bike lock?

Yeah, I didn't think so.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 14, 2019 10:08 PM (aA3+G)

17 Cotton balls and coffee. Ok, I have heard of worse things.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 14, 2019 10:08 PM (mx70g)

18 Hey Dear how are you?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 14, 2019 10:08 PM (aA3+G)

19 https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2019/05/13

If one of Tycho or Gabe doesn't watch Tucker Carlson, I'll be impressed. They probably don't want to divide their base, but the fact is that AAA video games are becoming so evil, I increasingly want no part of them.

Posted by: trev006 at May 14, 2019 10:08 PM (OnEJV)

20 There is so much junk science with Silky Pony wanna-bes cashing in on Roundup, it is truly a tragedy.

When the best the lawyer ads can say of Glysophosphate it is a 'possible,' then yes it is all junk science.

Tis DDT deja vu all over again.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 14, 2019 10:09 PM (Z0KTx)

21
Would you cold cock someone with a bike lock?

Yeah, I didn't think so.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 14, 2019 10:08 PM (aA3+G)


When you can no longer trust earthly rulers, you go back to he Bible.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 10:09 PM (TdMsT)

22 I'm well. How are you?

Posted by: ALH at May 14, 2019 10:09 PM (htgmn)

23 I'd appreciate it if in the future we could not dox my McDonald's cotton ball practices.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 14, 2019 10:09 PM (soHCJ)

24 In Australia, one in six people are affected by cardiovascular disease. It is a major cause of death with one person dying from the disease every 12 minutes. According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death, yet one of the most preventable.

So what is it that the WHO would prefer to see as the leading cause of death? I mean, there always has to be one.

Just wondering.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 14, 2019 10:09 PM (vq6T3)

25 You notched another Secundus Noctus, ALH!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 14, 2019 10:10 PM (uL22A)

26 What part of his body was he rubbing the cotton balls on?

Posted by: ALH at May 14, 2019 10:10 PM (htgmn)

27 The infuriating thing is her story is so simple to check, but the Left doesn't even care to be a bit inquisitive.
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You're stuck in the "marketplace of ideas" model which implies persuasion. They've long ago stepped away from that model because it ultimately relies on buy-in.

They don't want you to buy into to anything that they offer. They want you to accept it, even though you don't want it. Especially because you don't want it.

It's not control if you agree to it. They don't want to seduce you. They want to rape you.

Posted by: FireHorse at May 14, 2019 10:10 PM (ta49A)

28 A Northern California jury on Monday awarded $2.055 billion to a Bay Area couple who say Bayer's Roundup weedkiller caused their cancer.

The judge and that jury should be hog-tied and dropped into the Pacific.

What total bullshit.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 14, 2019 10:11 PM (vq6T3)

29 Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 14, 2019 10:10 PM (uL22A)

I'm not slow, Mama says I'm Special.

Posted by: ALH at May 14, 2019 10:11 PM (htgmn)

30 When you surrender all of the hills, you die in a ditch that they make you dig.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at May 14, 2019 10:11 PM (113G5)

31 Hate it when that happens. I click on "Comments" and it goes to the comments of the previous thread. Cost me 5 points in the rankings easy.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 14, 2019 10:11 PM (XG6a8)

32 This oil field would not run without the Mexican nationals, God bless their souls. The majority doing the hard work are Mexican nationals. Are they legal? Do they have their paper work? John Cantu

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A few paragraphs down he writes about an RV with a trump sticker on it that he assumes MUST BE an armed far right Nazi. JOURNALISM!!

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 14, 2019 10:12 PM (FiUMj)

33
Alva and Alberta Pilliod are in their 70s, and said that after using Roundup for more than 35 years, they were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2011 and 2015; both are now in remission.

Bet they each live another 50 years. I'm surprised they didn't contract gluten sensitivity and Morgellon's syndrome too.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 14, 2019 10:12 PM (X3lUd)

34 You know what finale doesn't disappoint?

O.N. muthafreakin' T.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 14, 2019 10:12 PM (t5Hd3)

35 cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death, yet one of the most preventable.

And this is where they tell you to eat plants, no salt, and no sugar.

My genes are the cause of my heart stuff. I keep it in check with Lipitor and marathon sessions of tennis three days a week. I still eat steak.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 14, 2019 10:12 PM (soHCJ)

36 Well, allright then. I am getting horizontal, 'to sleep perhaps to dream'.

Posted by: Eromero at May 14, 2019 10:12 PM (qBNEP)

37 Hiya Duncanthrax!

Posted by: ALH at May 14, 2019 10:12 PM (htgmn)

38 >>>The infuriating thing is her story is so simple to check, but the Left doesn't even care to be a bit inquisitive.



They know the truth, they refuse to tell it.

Posted by: davidt at May 14, 2019 10:13 PM (EfMCv)

39 31 Hate it when that happens. I click on "Comments" and it goes to the comments of the previous thread. Cost me 5 points in the rankings easy.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia
________

It happens. You could appeal, but even if it goes your way, you're still out of the first 20.

Posted by: FireHorse at May 14, 2019 10:13 PM (ta49A)

40 I'm good, I think

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 14, 2019 10:13 PM (aA3+G)

41 They know the truth, they refuse to tell it.

No, they don't know the truth. 1948 was like a hundred years ago, man.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 14, 2019 10:14 PM (soHCJ)

42 40 I'm good, I think
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 14, 2019 10:13 PM (aA3+G)

You always are.

Posted by: ALH at May 14, 2019 10:14 PM (htgmn)

43 34 You know what finale doesn't disappoint?

O.N. muthafreakin' T.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 14, 2019 10:12 PM (t5Hd3)

6 month platinum subscription headed your way.
I don't care what the boss says.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 14, 2019 10:15 PM (aA3+G)

44 31 Hate it when that happens. I click on "Comments" and it goes to the comments of the previous thread. Cost me 5 points in the rankings easy.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia

Turn those machines back on!

Posted by: ALH at May 14, 2019 10:15 PM (htgmn)

45 34 You know what finale doesn't disappoint?

O.N. muthafreakin' T.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 14, 2019 10:12 PM (t5Hd3)

6 month platinum subscription headed your way.
I don't care what the boss says.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 14, 2019 10:15 PM (aA3+G)

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Don't spend those ampersands all in one place!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 14, 2019 10:16 PM (8g9zh)

46 Civilian parking enforcers, this should go over well in Washington, D.C.
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Where I live in upstate New York, parking codes are enforced by the police, and the officers in the various police departments around here are all civilians, aren't they?

Aren't they??

Posted by: FireHorse at May 14, 2019 10:16 PM (ta49A)

47 After watching his segment tonight, I'm inclined to think that Tucker Carlson is right: Joe Biden isn't even going to be the Democrat nominee, let alone the next President of the United States. And if he is the nominee, in the debates he's going to be incoherent, as in the video clip Carlson showed tonight of Biden responding to a question with a lengthy, mixed-up "answer" that made no sense.

Meanwhile, the rest of the Democrat field is engaged in ritual self-immolation.

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at May 14, 2019 10:16 PM (DwzBO)

48
House mutts are howling for their evening Spam. Later.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 14, 2019 10:16 PM (X3lUd)

49 Hey Ladyl, how is your eye?

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 14, 2019 10:16 PM (f8dwL)

50

Something is afoot in the space-time continuum.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 10:16 PM (TdMsT)

51 Nice lighthouse in the top picture. Where is it located, you think? New England?

Posted by: ALH at May 14, 2019 10:17 PM (htgmn)

52 Would you cold cock someone with a bike lock?

Yeah, I didn't think so.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 14, 2019 10:08 PM (aA3+G)


But would you shoot someone that was threatening you or a loved one? Civilized people (and we really don't want to lose that veneer unless absolutely necessary in an existential sense) don't do random attacks on the unsuspecting. BUT civilized people can, and should, righteously defend their family and homes unto death!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 14, 2019 10:17 PM (3hr5B)

53 In 2015, more than 1,100 young people died by suicide or by accident because of a gun. New research suggests that almost one-third of those deaths could be prevented by simply locking up guns in the home.

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I don't believe any gun "research". However, locking up guns when there are small kids in the house is a no brainer.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 14, 2019 10:17 PM (FiUMj)

54 2.05 BILLION??? Jesus.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 14, 2019 10:17 PM (dUJdY)

55 49 Hey Ladyl, how is your eye?
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 14, 2019 10:16 PM (f8dwL)



I can see today, but it's still sore and inflamed. Seeing the surgeon tomorrow!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 10:18 PM (TdMsT)

56 The man with the cotton balls and coffee is a true Moron.

He's doing that "10,000 hours to achieve mastery" thing in anticipation of The Day Of The Pudding Cups.

Posted by: Miklos, with respect at May 14, 2019 10:18 PM (QzkSJ)

57 Huh? Always figured Mr. Ratburn for a furry.

You never know what goes on behind closed doors.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 14, 2019 10:18 PM (t5Hd3)

58 But would you shoot someone that was threatening you or a loved one? Civilized people (and we really don't want to lose that veneer unless absolutely necessary in an existential sense) don't do random attacks on the unsuspecting. BUT civilized people can, and should, righteously defend their family and homes unto death!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 14, 2019 10:17 PM (3hr5B)

Hell yes.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 14, 2019 10:18 PM (aA3+G)

59 Ending the Union Medicaid Skim. Organized labor has been dunning home health-care workers for years, without their consen--but now the Trump administration has stepped in'

In the 2012 election there was a ballot proposal pushed by the SEIU that would have resulted in home health-care workers having to pay dues. It failed.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 14, 2019 10:19 PM (+lVUW)

60 But would you shoot someone that was threatening you or a loved one?

In a New York Minute and then reload.

Posted by: ALH at May 14, 2019 10:19 PM (htgmn)

61 Has anyone heard from Calm Mentor?

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 14, 2019 10:20 PM (dUJdY)

62 I can see today, but it's still sore and inflamed. Seeing the surgeon tomorrow!
Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 10:18 PM (TdMsT)

I think a lot of us were hoping you went in today.

Prayers still up for a good eye.

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

63 Thanks for the ONT, MisHum!

I wonder if our friend at McDonald's there was any relation to the "I Want To Dip My Balls In It!" guy from The State.

Posted by: The Hoser at May 14, 2019 10:20 PM (v3UCk)

64 >>Nice lighthouse in the top picture. Where is it located, you think? New England?
Posted by: ALH

Looks like the Holland Michigan light.

Posted by: Aviator at May 14, 2019 10:20 PM (2cuLk)

65 Bet they each live another 50 years. I'm surprised they didn't contract gluten sensitivity and Morgellon's syndrome too.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

The problems only started when they had their alien implants removed.

Posted by: Miklos, investing in Noory Beets at May 14, 2019 10:20 PM (QzkSJ)

66 When you can no longer trust earthly rulers, you go back to the Bible.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 10:09 PM (TdMsT)


Joel 3:10

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 14, 2019 10:20 PM (3hr5B)

67 Commissioner Hrothgar- Shoot to stop a threat? Oh you bet your butt, sir.

Posted by: Eromero at May 14, 2019 10:21 PM (qBNEP)

68 Remember cake-loving teacher Mr. Ratburn from the PBS Kids show Arthur? Well, he just got married to a man--and people on Twitter are absolutely elated.

I always wondered about a lot of those male kids show people.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 14, 2019 10:21 PM (+lVUW)

69 If one of Tycho or Gabe doesn't watch Tucker Carlson, I'll be impressed. They probably don't want to divide their base, but the fact is that AAA video games are becoming so evil, I increasingly want no part of them.
Posted by: trev006 at May 14, 2019 10:08 PM (OnEJV)

It depends a lot on the publisher and the game. Some genres are worse than others, shooters in particular seem to be plagued with lootboxes and pay-to-win.

Some publishers are also better than others. Bethesda and Blizzard are flushing their good reputations down the toilet at astonishing speed, and EA has always been the Evil Empire of gaming (the list of companies they've snapped up and great IPs they've let go fallow is staggering).

The thing to do now is wait until games are out, and people you trust have weighed in on them, before biting the bullet. Know what you're getting beforehand.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at May 14, 2019 10:22 PM (113G5)

70 Seems like every shooting video I see out of Brazil is an off duty female cop .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 14, 2019 10:22 PM (2DOZq)

71 Romney casts lone GOP vote against Trump judicial pick.

Because while running for Congress the guy made a....wait for it...."disparaging" remark about Obama.

Utah, get your shit together.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 14, 2019 10:22 PM (soHCJ)

72 Hell yes.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 14, 2019 10:18 PM (aA3+G)


Threaten my pup, and ...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 14, 2019 10:22 PM (3hr5B)

73 Question: How do you tell the difference between Democrats, Republicans
and Southern Republicans?
The answer can be found by posing the following question:
You're walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children. Suddenly, an Islamic Terrorist with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, praises Allah, raises his knife, and charges at you.
You are carrying a Glock cal .40, and you are an expert shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family.
What do you do?

Posted by: ALH at May 14, 2019 10:22 PM (htgmn)

74 But to my knowledge, Maya "Alec" McKinney is the first tranny accused of a school shooting, and for that I thank her in helping to make the world a more equal place. Jim Goad

"Where ever there is injustice, I'll be there." -- Tom Joad

Posted by: DR.WTF at May 14, 2019 10:22 PM (aS1PU)

75 61 Has anyone heard from Calm Mentor?
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 14, 2019 10:20 PM (dUJdY)

That same question was asked a few times at the Yakima MoMe.


He is a good guy.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 14, 2019 10:22 PM (sy5kK)

76 Also, I'm pretty sure a steady diet of "Arthur" would make anyone gay. And "Caillou" would seal it.

Posted by: The Hoser at May 14, 2019 10:23 PM (v3UCk)

77 The infuriating thing is her story is so simple to check, but the Left doesn't even care to be a bit inquisitive.

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Truth to progressives is like sunlight to vampires.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2019 10:23 PM (+y/Ru)

78 Thanks for "What it Is" Mis. Hum. you rock hard.

Posted by: booknlass at May 14, 2019 10:23 PM (xIKXj)

79 "So what is it that the WHO would prefer to see as the leading cause of death?
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I don't think they really care-they just hope you die before you get old.....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 14, 2019 10:24 PM (o1fzk)

80 What do you do?

Posted by: ALH
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I'm divorced, so my answer may skew your poll.

Posted by: FireHorse at May 14, 2019 10:24 PM (ta49A)

81 Thanks for "What it Is" Mis. Hum. you rock hard.

Why did I read that with a Chinese accent?

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 14, 2019 10:25 PM (dUJdY)

82 72 Hell yes.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 14, 2019 10:18 PM (aA3+G)

Threaten my pup, and ...
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 14, 2019 10:22 PM (3hr5B)

That's also a hell yes.

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

83 Hiya, ALH!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 14, 2019 10:25 PM (uL22A)

84 71 Romney casts lone GOP vote against Trump judicial pick.

Because while running for Congress the guy made a....wait for it...."disparaging" remark about Obama.

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I approve this message!!
- Zombie McCain

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 14, 2019 10:25 PM (FiUMj)

85 You are carrying a Glock cal .40, and you are an expert shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family.
What do you do?
Posted by: ALH at May 14, 2019 10:22 PM (htgmn)

I'm already done.

someone call 911.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 14, 2019 10:25 PM (sy5kK)

86 The coffee causing high blood pressure is interesting to me. My understanding is that high blood pressure doesn't mean much. I small percent of people with high blood pressure also have thin artery walls. Cheap to test for high blood pressure, not cheap to test for thin artery walls, therefore anyone with high blood pressure take this pill.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at May 14, 2019 10:26 PM (Rz2Nc)

87 Romney is such a virtue-signalling dweeb and a dork.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 14, 2019 10:26 PM (o1fzk)

88
Posted by: booknlass at May 14, 2019 10:23 PM (xIKXj)

Not bad for a 29 year old kid, eh?

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

89 .."disparaging" remark about Obama.

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Disparaging remarks about Obozo?! This cannot stand!

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

90 Commissioner Hrothgar- Shoot to stop a threat? Oh you bet your butt, sir.

Posted by: Eromero at May 14, 2019 10:21 PM (qBNEP)


And that is the rational and civilized answer.

Quite different from the uncivilized antifa sucker punch bike lock attack on fellow residents* of the country!

I have stopped using the fellow "citizens" term because it seems that now have more "residents" than citizens!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 14, 2019 10:26 PM (3hr5B)

91 I took a chance on Days Gone, even though the reviews were meh. I love post apocalyptic open world games.

While it may not be for everyone, I have really enjoyed it. I was also surprised by the story. The story is definitely odd because it is not a central story arc with sub plots, more an attempt to do non-linear story telling to get a more realistic feel. Almost everything you do in game advances one or more story points.

I was also surprised because, as much as you might expect for the zombie genre to be downbeat and nihilistic, it is surprisingly hopeful and actually positive, story wise. Compare and contrast with Last of Us and the difference in story arc is quite telling. While it may not be as polished or focused, I like the direction it went in.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 14, 2019 10:26 PM (mx70g)

92 You are carrying a Glock cal .40, and you are an expert shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family.
What do you do?
Posted by: ALH at May 14, 2019 10:22 PM (htgmn)

___

Democrat: Shoots the Republican
Republican: Pees his pants and shoots his foor
So. Republican: Shoots Ahmed then punches the Democrat

Am I close?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 14, 2019 10:27 PM (FiUMj)

93 I'd hand the Glock to my wife and let here do the honors.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 14, 2019 10:27 PM (soHCJ)

94 ha ha Jewells


not bad at all, all good, Mis. Hum.

Posted by: booknlass at May 14, 2019 10:27 PM (xIKXj)

95 10 years ago, on our annual trips to San Antonio, we drove 285 at 75-80 mph just to get through that desolate wasteland. Last October we went to Fredericksburg & I was astounded at the traffic.
Then I drove it again last week to get to Odessa because of the sudden death of my brother
A 6 hour trip now takes 8 hours. We waited for 45 minutes to get through the 4 way stop in Orla.

Posted by: Fred Weldon at May 14, 2019 10:28 PM (Jxkji)

96 I'm torn on the parenting article.

One of her kids is demonetizing conservatives, the other is cataloging DNA profiles for the federal government (disguised as a legitimate business).

I'll take the .02 from MisHum a leave the rest.

My .02, treat them like small adults that you manage. That means expectations, discipline, benefit packages, punishment and rewards.

Doesn't hurt if you hug them and tell them you love 'em every now and again either.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 14, 2019 10:28 PM (t5Hd3)

97 Had Mittens made a disparaging comment or two about O'Bama he may have won. Fucking cuck.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 14, 2019 10:28 PM (FiUMj)

98 Twas the disparaging remark "Stuttering cluster-fuck of a miserable failure?"

Because, if it was, that would make him the coolest judge ever.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at May 14, 2019 10:28 PM (8AONa)

99 What do you do?

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Guard against Islamophobic backlash?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2019 10:28 PM (+y/Ru)

100 A 6 hour trip now takes 8 hours. We waited for 45 minutes to get through the 4 way stop in Orla.
Posted by: Fred Weldon at May 14, 2019 10:28 PM (Jxkji

More round-abouts

Posted by: Worthless State of WI DOT at May 14, 2019 10:29 PM (aA3+G)

101 Has anyone heard from Calm Mentor?

GoFundMe says "campaign is complete and no longer active"

Posted by: Miklos, who did what he could at May 14, 2019 10:29 PM (QzkSJ)

102 I wish to God some video or tape would surface of Romney cussing or using the "N" word or something. Seriously.

And how many "disparaging" remarks has old Mitt made about Trump?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 14, 2019 10:29 PM (o1fzk)

103 Has anyone heard from Calm Mentor?
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 14, 2019 10:20 PM (dUJdY)
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That same question was asked a few times at the Yakima MoMe.
He is a good guy.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 14, 2019 10:22 PM (sy5kK)
~~~~~

He has disappeared, and has shut down his GoFundMe page.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 14, 2019 10:30 PM (NtglE)

104 That was two outstanding Musical Interludes, MisHum. I'd never heard JB with RT, but I'll be seeking it out soon. And one can never have too much Cream.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 14, 2019 10:30 PM (HaL55)

105 love wee jack bruce. I'm a fan of british blues, and there's an excellent story about his showing up with a stand up acoustic and coming up on stage from the crowd, just blowing everybody away

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

106 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 14, 2019 10:28 PM (t5Hd3)

Couldn't agree with you more, ask my kids to finish the following sentence, "For every .............

Posted by: Worthless State of WI DOT at May 14, 2019 10:30 PM (aA3+G)

107 86

On a related note, and depending on your circumstances you might want to reconsider the "science" behind the popular low dose aspirin regimen:

shorturl.at/agDXY

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 14, 2019 10:30 PM (3hr5B)

108 I think a lot of us were hoping you went in today.

Prayers still up for a good eye.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 14, 2019 10:20 PM (aA3+G)

Thank you so much.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 10:30 PM (TdMsT)

109 A Northern California jury on Monday awarded $2.055 billion to a Bay Area couple who say Bayer's Roundup weedkiller caused their cancer.

There wasn't a warning on the container telling them not to drink the stuff?

There's no way in hell that anyone can prove what caused the cancer.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 14, 2019 10:30 PM (+lVUW)

110 I'm guessing the dude who tried to rob that brazilian chick never made it to the hospital.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 14, 2019 10:30 PM (9Om/r)

111 He has disappeared, and has shut down his GoFundMe page.

I hope he's okay.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 14, 2019 10:31 PM (dUJdY)

112 More round-abouts
Posted by: Worthless State of WI DOT at May 14, 2019 10:29 PM (aA3+G)

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Heh.

I like roundabouts. My city/county have both embraced them and they rock. It has made several intersections much quicker to get through. I don't get the hatred from some people towards them. Is it cuz they're Euro?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 14, 2019 10:31 PM (FiUMj)

113 97 Had Mittens made a disparaging comment or two about O'Bama he may have won. Fucking cuck.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 14, 2019 10:28 PM (FiUMj)


Yes.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 10:31 PM (TdMsT)

114 Prayers Ladyl. Didn't know you were having problems with the eye.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 14, 2019 10:31 PM (dUJdY)

115
Mrs. Kimball, this is an urgent call regarding your Medicaid income! Your mandatory contribution to the Union of Home Healthcare Workers is no longer being automatically deducted from your monthly payment. To maintain your status, you MUST call the Union of Home Healthcare Workers to arrange a personal payment schedule NOW. Dues may have risen since your last payment.

Posted by: Union Scammer Robocall at May 14, 2019 10:32 PM (XG6a8)

116 Where can one find this loathesome "Jim Goad" ?

Now let's make the world "a more equal place" using his blood instead of an innocent h.s. student's.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 14, 2019 10:32 PM (EZebt)

117 Ironically, the problem globalists have is one borne of globalism, or at least effective communication brought via the Guttenberg level of publishing ability available to virtually anyone with access to the internet.

The rubes are speaking amongst themselves, and comparing notes, and that simply Can't Be Allowed. It's virtually impossible to keep a lid on all the abject failures they've foisted on us, observable in real time. Before, it wasn't even reported, or hand waved away as "conspiricy theories".

There's only two ways to get someone to do something. Persuasion, or force. The "liberals" of either main party were content to gain a kind of manufactured consent, but that isn't working so well. Their bag of tricks is losing efficacy, therefore they get nasty. It gets much worse before it gets better, because intimidation works.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 14, 2019 10:33 PM (kVErN)

118 @DonaldJTrumpJr

Too funny. @nycmayor getting trolled at his own press conference. Well, he got 20 people to show up which is substantially more than what he has put together in the primary states for his 2020 "run"... also those guys were just there for the free donuts.

Video:

http://tinyurl.com/y3uagqaa

They're riding the escalator up and down behind the presser! Too effing funny!

Posted by: Tami at May 14, 2019 10:33 PM (cF8AT)

119 Also, I'm pretty sure a steady diet of "Arthur" would make anyone gay. And "Caillou" would seal it.

Bad kids shows written by people with no kids.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 14, 2019 10:33 PM (oVJmc)

120 104 That was two outstanding Musical Interludes, MisHum. I'd never heard JB with RT, but I'll be seeking it out soon. And one can never have too much Cream.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 14, 2019 10:30 PM (HaL55)

Check out BLT, Bruce, Lordan & Trower

Posted by: Worthless State of WI DOT at May 14, 2019 10:33 PM (aA3+G)

121
2.05 BILLION??? Jesus.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 14, 2019 10:17 PM (dUJdY)


No shit, california. Why any manufacturer does business or sells any products in the land of fruits and nuts is beyond me.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 14, 2019 10:33 PM (9Om/r)

122 My genes are the cause of my heart stuff. I keep it in check with Lipitor and marathon sessions of tennis three days a week. I still eat steak.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)


This^
As I've said before, my parents lived to 93 and 97 and they both ate all the kinds of food that people are warned about. Heart disease is rare in both their families.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 14, 2019 10:34 PM (+lVUW)

123 Anyone else getting "500 internal server error" a lot lately?

Posted by: 29Victor at May 14, 2019 10:34 PM (BJKQV)

124 So what is it that the WHO would prefer to see as the leading cause of death? I mean, there always has to be one.

Just wondering.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 14, 2019 10:09 PM (vq6T3)

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Genocide of white people. It's only fair.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 14, 2019 10:34 PM (t5m5e)

125 I like roundabouts. My city/county have both embraced them and they rock. It has made several intersections much quicker to get through. I don't get the hatred from some people towards them. Is it cuz they're Euro?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 14, 2019 10:31 PM (FiUMj)


I hate roundabouts. It's partly because they are Eurotrash crap. Mostly, it's because they are wastes of space and property. Roundabouts take up about 300% more space than a simple intersection, require much more maintenance, and can't really be changed without going through a whole bunch of shit.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 14, 2019 10:35 PM (vq6T3)

126 In a statement to the Daily Dot, PBS Kids said its programming is "designed to reflect the diversity of communities across the nation."

++++

Which is why their shows are just chocked-full of Conservative, Pro-life, healthy, devoutly Christian families. Right?

Posted by: 29Victor at May 14, 2019 10:35 PM (BJKQV)

127 Anyone else getting "500 internal server error" a lot lately?
Posted by: 29Victor


*glares*

Posted by: *hic* at May 14, 2019 10:36 PM (QzkSJ)

128 114 Prayers Ladyl. Didn't know you were having problems with the eye.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 14, 2019 10:31 PM (dUJdY)


Thank you, Jewells. My vision is fantastic but my eye is sore. Called today, and apparently this is normal for some people. I have an appointment to have it looked at tomorrow.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 10:36 PM (TdMsT)

129 109 A Northern California jury on Monday awarded $2.055 billion to a Bay Area couple who say Bayer's Roundup weedkiller caused their cancer.

There wasn't a warning on the container telling them not to drink the stuff?

There's no way in hell that anyone can prove what caused the cancer.
Posted by: nerdygirl

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Oh, you wanted evidence and proof? I'm becoming less and less convinced that a product liability case is the place to guarantee finding those items.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 14, 2019 10:36 PM (Y4EXg)

130 I hope he's okay.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 14, 2019 10:31 PM (dUJdY)
~~~~~

I hope so too Jewells, but to be honest, I have some serious misgivings about the whole CM saga.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 14, 2019 10:36 PM (NtglE)

131 So what is it that the WHO would prefer to see as the leading cause of death? I mean, there always has to be one.

Suicide Booths.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 14, 2019 10:37 PM (oVJmc)

132 It gets much worse before it gets better, because intimidation works.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 14, 2019 10:33 PM (kVErN)


Intimidation works even better when only the "authorized" intimidators have the guns to assist in the intimidation!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 14, 2019 10:37 PM (3hr5B)

133 125 I like roundabouts. My city/county have both embraced them and they rock. It has made several intersections much quicker to get through. I don't get the hatred from some people towards them. Is it cuz they're Euro?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 14, 2019 10:31 PM (FiUMj)

I hate roundabouts. It's partly because they are Eurotrash crap. Mostly, it's because they are wastes of space and property. Roundabouts take up about 300% more space than a simple intersection, require much more maintenance, and can't really be changed without going through a whole bunch of shit.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 14, 2019 10:35 PM (vq6T3)



Visit US Hwy 8 in the Village of Turtle Lake, WI. Hell we put 2 of them in a 1/2 mile stretch of 4 lane road with a posted speed limit of 35mph.

Posted by: Worthless State of WI DOT at May 14, 2019 10:38 PM (aA3+G)

134 There's a dash cam video from Russia where some clown jumps in the path of a car in traffic, gets tapped, and rolls on the ground. A guy gets out of the car and shoots him.

The dashcam car drives off nonchalantly.

Posted by: Jean at May 14, 2019 10:38 PM (+exTc)

135 The "Caillou" theme song still runs through my head, but I hear:

I'm such a little shit
I scream and cry and throw a fit
A dumb motherfucker named Caiiiiiillou

Posted by: The Hoser at May 14, 2019 10:38 PM (v3UCk)

136 Oops.
59 Ending the Union Medicaid Skim. Organized labor has been dunning home health-care workers for years, without their consen--but now the Trump administration has stepped in'

In the 2012 election there was a ballot proposal pushed by the SEIU that would have resulted in home health-care workers having to pay dues. It failed.
Posted by: nerdygirl


That was supposed to specify Michigan.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 14, 2019 10:38 PM (+lVUW)

137 24 -- That's my question, too. We have managed to eliminate most of the diseases that used to kill us before age 40. Typically, we now live to an age that would have been considered miraculous not so long ago. If we're not dying of typhus, dysentery, small pox, tb, and all those other diseases and illnesses, do they expect us to live forever?

The kill joys of the world have been trying to pin every evil known on coffee for I don't know how many years. And every time they think they've nailed it down, along comes another study proving them wrong.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 14, 2019 10:38 PM (ebZss)

138 Anyone else getting "500 internal server error" a lot lately?
Posted by: 29Victor at May 14, 2019 10:34 PM (BJKQV)

*****

Well crap.
Only got to 499.
Cheated again.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 14, 2019 10:39 PM (0tfLf)

139 ask my kids to finish the following sentence, "For every .............



....action, there is an equal and opposite reaction"?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 14, 2019 10:39 PM (t5Hd3)

140 7 corners in Nova needs a roundabout. The local driver's will still fuck it up, but at least the layers of lights will be gone.

Posted by: Jean at May 14, 2019 10:39 PM (+exTc)

141 I read the excerpt by the mom of the CEO's and doctor: if her daughters have happy marriages with thriving kids, I'll buy her book.
Otherwise, she's talking about raising your kids have a greater purpose in life and to value more than money while her claim to fame is three financially successful kids.

Posted by: Brunette the 'Ette at May 14, 2019 10:40 PM (adsVM)

142 GoFundMe says "campaign is complete and no longer active"
Posted by: Miklos, who did what he could at May 14, 2019 10:29 PM (QzkSJ)

Yes, that surprised me.

I just sent him an email,I'll see if I hear back.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at May 14, 2019 10:40 PM (Rz2Nc)

143 There's a dash cam video from Russia where some clown jumps in the path of a car in traffic, gets tapped, and rolls on the ground. A guy gets out of the car and shoots him.

The dashcam car drives off nonchalantly.

Posted by: Jean at May 14, 2019 10:38 PM (+exTc)


LOL.

Fvckin' clowns ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 14, 2019 10:40 PM (vq6T3)

144
I mentioned last night getting a new Combat Rosary. I have two now, one from Roman Catholic Gear, which I keep in the car and use on Sunday at church, and one from Rugged Rosaries, which is now at the office. I also have one with olive wood beads at home.

Both are based on the 1916 Service Rosary. They're sturdy and handsome and, yes, I feel armed against the evil spirits when using them. Recommended for all you snappers.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 14, 2019 10:40 PM (X3lUd)

145 Some publishers are also better than others. Bethesda and Blizzard are flushing their good reputations down the toilet at astonishing speed, and EA has always been the Evil Empire of gaming (the list of companies they've snapped up and great IPs they've let go fallow is staggering).

The thing to do now is wait until games are out, and people you trust have weighed in on them, before biting the bullet. Know what you're getting beforehand.
Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at May 14, 2019 10:22 PM (113G5)

Oh naturally. Ubisoft is converged too, and their products increasingly expensive SJW shit. That's too many companies... but when you consider how shit the entire mass media is? You're super thankful for Slavic overlords like CDPR and Warhorse.

Hope lies in the ruins.

Posted by: trev006 at May 14, 2019 10:41 PM (OnEJV)

146 It's chilling to think that the Crossbowman, as many call him, is still up to his old pursuits. If you take a look at Interpol, he's got quite the criminal history. In the BOLO that's been making the rounds, the crossbow-wielder is described as a Swiss citizen, last name Tell, first name Wilhelm. The whole trail of destruction began when Tell, in company with his son Walter, assassinated Albrecht Gessler, a Reeve of the Swiss Canon of Uri.

Most frightening of all is that the Swiss idolize Tell and even have artwork and statues depicting his exploits. It's almost as if they've adopted a neutral status in the matter of law or relations with other countries.

Posted by: A. Pendragon at May 14, 2019 10:42 PM (lJMCC)

147 You are carrying a Glock cal .40, and you are an expert shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family.
What do you do?
Posted by: ALH at May 14, 2019 10:22 PM


Consider the issues that may arise, given Glock's lack of chamber support in .40. Ask St. JMB for understanding and forgiveness for carrying Tupperware this day.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 14, 2019 10:42 PM (uL22A)

148 Hadrian, thanks for the tip, I'll check them out.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 14, 2019 10:42 PM (Y4EXg)

149 I've not got an internal server error here in a looooong time... It wasn't always so... I must have become acclimatised to the mysterious ways of this site...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at May 14, 2019 10:43 PM (CLcKT)

150
Both are based on the 1916 Service Rosary. They're sturdy and handsome and, yes, I feel armed against the evil spirits when using them. Recommended for all you snappers.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 14, 2019 10:40 PM (X3lUd)


I have the verse Jeremiah 29:11 framed on a wall in my bedroom. I make a point of reading it mindfully every day.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 10:43 PM (TdMsT)

151 Roundabouts seem very well suited to rural highway intersections, or maybe, if installed at the time of new road construction.

Retro-fitting them, jamming them in where they weren't before... especially in quick succession... not so much. It's like an obstacle course. Stupid.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 14, 2019 10:43 PM (kVErN)

152 I don't watch political debates because I usually come away thinking I have to choose between a used car salesman and a straight up criminal and it makes me depressed.

I did, however, watch the debate between Biden and Paul Ryan. I was under the impression Biden was a paste eating moron but I had no idea he combined that so well with being an arrogant asshole.

I voted for Donald Trump because he was a business man that had to be tired for government red tape and so he would try to get the economy going. Oh, and he was NOT Hillary Clinton. I think I will vote for him in 2020 because he got the economy going and he is NOT a paste eating moron who is also an arrogant asshole, he's a business man who is also an arrogant asshole.

Posted by: JB1000 at May 14, 2019 10:44 PM (0JkhZ)

153 139 ask my kids to finish the following sentence, "For every .............



....action, there is an equal and opposite reaction"?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 14, 2019 10:39 PM (t5Hd3)


Yup, that's the one.

We must have done something right, all 3 of them have turned out very well.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 14, 2019 10:44 PM (aA3+G)

154 125 -- Roundabouts are the invention of the devil. There is one in South Jersey that has been in place for at least sixty years. IIRC, it is at least three, if not four, lanes wide and it connects several roads at a very critical point. God himself can't save you if you are the least bit timid and allow yourself to be bullied out of the outermost lane.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 14, 2019 10:45 PM (ebZss)

155 What do you do?
Posted by: ALH

Can I get two 40s into him before my wife can get three nines? Hmmm.

Posted by: Jean at May 14, 2019 10:45 PM (+exTc)

156 140 7 corners in Nova needs a roundabout. The local driver's will still fuck it up, but at least the layers of lights will be gone.
Posted by: Jean



Well there is a roundabout on the Virginia side of Memorial Bridge. At rush hour, its a cluster. Even more so now that the bridge is under construction.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 14, 2019 10:45 PM (WNAuL)

157
Retro-fitting them, jamming them in where they weren't before... especially in quick succession... not so much. It's like an obstacle course. Stupid.
Posted by: Common Tater at May 14, 2019 10:43 PM (kVErN)



The problem with roundabouts is constructing them in areas where drivers are unaccustomed to them.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 10:45 PM (TdMsT)

158 Check out BLT, Bruce, Lordan Trower

Will do.

And on that note, it's bedtime for Bonzo.

Y'all try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 14, 2019 10:45 PM (HaL55)

159 God himself can't save you if you are the least bit timid and allow yourself to be bullied out of the outermost lane.
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin

You should not be driving in Jersey if timid

Posted by: Jean at May 14, 2019 10:46 PM (+exTc)

160 Is there a magic potion to parent successful children?

No. But I'll tell you what'll harm your children's chances for success in life:

Crushing their spirits
Filling them with fear and self-doubt
Making them second-guess everything they do
Making them believe that nothing they do is good enough
Making them believe that they will never be good enough
Making them believe everything they do is wrong
Making them afraid of doing anything for fear of failure
Making them believe their only worth as a person is to do the parents' will or the will of other authority figures

Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 10:47 PM (NWiLs)

161 Hadrian, That's a damn nice Rosary but shouldn't there be a P-38 on it somewhere?

Posted by: Tonypete at May 14, 2019 10:48 PM (Y4EXg)

162
You should not be driving in Jersey if timid
Posted by: Jean at May 14, 2019 10:46 PM (+exT


Driving is not for the timid. I was told many years ago: make a decision and do not hesitate.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 10:48 PM (TdMsT)

163
Well there is a roundabout on the Virginia side of Memorial Bridge. At rush hour, its a cluster. Even more so now that the bridge is under construction.
Posted by: Puddleglum

The government signage on that one is stupid.

Posted by: Jean at May 14, 2019 10:48 PM (+exTc)

164 LadyL -- Did you get your eye checked out last night? I really hope it was something very minor.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 14, 2019 10:48 PM (ebZss)

165 "citizens the ability to ticket each other for parking violations"

Let me know when I can write a ticket for driving slow in the left lane, merging without accelerating, and texting while driving. Then I'll care.

Posted by: GWB at May 14, 2019 10:49 PM (PpL0X)

166 SCENE: A grocery store. A SHOPPER is wearing medical scrubs, id tag, etc, and is buying some fried chicken and a large amount of soda which is buy-one-get-one after work. A HUMORLESS SCOLD is behind the SHOPPER.

Humorless Scold: (pointing to non-diet soda) You know, you're setting a bad example.

Shopper: (without missing a beat) Don't worry. When I drink it, I'll cut it with bourbon, to make it healthier.

SCOLD gets mad, CASHIER has strangled look of trying to hold in laughter, and you guys get a funny story.

Posted by: Locarno at May 14, 2019 10:49 PM (3WLXg)

167
You should not be driving in Jersey if timid

Posted by: Jean at May 14, 2019 10:46 PM (+exTc)


You should not be driving in Jersey if timid

You should not be driving in Jersey if timid

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 14, 2019 10:49 PM (X3lUd)

168 -
--
On a related note, and depending on your
circumstances you might want to reconsider the "science" behind the
popular low dose aspirin regimen:



shorturl.at/agDXY





Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 14, 2019 10:30 PM

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No linky worky for me.

Posted by: irright at May 14, 2019 10:50 PM (RVcmP)

169 Al Pacino Approved ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/yydw9kka

https://tinyurl.com/y6cmm8kf

https://tinyurl.com/yxv6v8tw

https://tinyurl.com/y5kld8hl

https://tinyurl.com/yxvyl6kq

Posted by: kbdabear at May 14, 2019 10:50 PM (0Ntuf)

170 Many thanks to the Horde members who recommended the WWII museum in NOLA. What a fabulous experience. It's worth a whole days worth of time. And every penny of admission.

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 14, 2019 10:50 PM (IsnnR)

171 164 LadyL -- Did you get your eye checked out last night? I really hope it was something very minor.
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 14, 2019 10:48 PM (ebZss)


I called this morning, and I'm seeing the surgeon tomorrow, My eyesight is great, but there is some inflammation, which can be normal.

Thank you for asking!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 10:51 PM (TdMsT)

172 my kids heard "you can't always get what you want"

Posted by: booknlass at May 14, 2019 10:51 PM (xIKXj)

173 Yeah, that whole "Citizens Arrest" thing sounds great. Fuck, I'll be outta ammo before Noon!

Posted by: Common Tater at May 14, 2019 10:51 PM (kVErN)

174 Mr. Ratburn is a, well, rat.

If he is marrying a man that is problematic.

Posted by: blaster at May 14, 2019 10:51 PM (ZfRYq)

175 "Bin man" videos didn't play for me. Muzzie, I presume?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2019 10:51 PM (7njPr)

176 Rain and sun in Seattle.

My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky
So was it when my life began
So it it now, I am a man
So be it when I shall grow old
Or let me die!
The child is father of the man,
And I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at May 14, 2019 10:51 PM (PkVlr)

177 Where can one find this loathesome "Jim Goad" ?

Now let's make the world "a more equal place" using his blood instead of an innocent h.s. student's.
Posted by: San Franpsycho


Did you happen to read the linked article? The quote was from the end of the article, and was actually pretty heavy sarcasm.

So no, I don't think Jim Goad was loathsome. Go read the article at Taki's Mag at the link.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 14, 2019 10:52 PM (S6Pax)

178 Haradian, https://www.catholicgentleman.net/2018/11/the-catholic-gentleman-figt-list-2/

Posted by: Jean at May 14, 2019 10:52 PM (+exTc)

179 More Al Pacino Approved ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/y2xlnwp2

https://tinyurl.com/y6dxqnt8

https://tinyurl.com/y2eqlqgw

https://tinyurl.com/y4rkuwk4

https://tinyurl.com/y6s68zqd

Posted by: kbdabear at May 14, 2019 10:52 PM (0Ntuf)

180 Oh, surprise, the article on parenting is self-contradictory leftist virtue signaling all the way down.

Ironically, she's measuring her children's success by their individual success within a capitalist system.

Posted by: McLurkerson at May 14, 2019 10:53 PM (hFbrr)

181 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 14, 2019 10:53 PM (MasTK)

182 When the best the lawyer ads can say of Glysophosphate it is a 'possible,' then yes it is all junk science.

Tis DDT deja vu all over again.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 14, 2019 10:09 PM (Z0KTx)

If glyphosate were carcinogenic, there would be a metric fuckton of farmers and home gardeners with cancer. It's all bullshit.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2019 10:53 PM (7njPr)

183 71 Romney casts lone GOP vote against Trump judicial pick.

Because while running for Congress the guy made a....wait for it...."disparaging" remark about Obama.

Utah, get your shit together.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 14, 2019 10:22 PM (soHCJ)

So ashamed I voted for this prick and effen' Ryan in 2012. Angry too.

Best part about PDT, besides the economy, his stand-ups at his rallies, and riling up the leftists?

Outing the cucks.

They've completely beclowned themselves in the last 2 1/2 years too.

Posted by: Marybeth at May 14, 2019 10:54 PM (MEgUr)

184 Posted by: Nurse ratched at May 14, 2019 10:51 PM (PkVlr)



Ahhhh. Wordsworth.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 10:54 PM (TdMsT)

185 Alabama passes a bill outlawing abortion unless the mothers health is threatened. Woot!!

Now we don't have to worry about Melissa Aylano showing up here!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2019 10:54 PM (pUDQf)

186 "What a fabulous experience. It's worth a whole days worth of time. And every penny of admission."
----

Don't they get kinda pissy when ya try to use pennies?

Posted by: Common Tater at May 14, 2019 10:55 PM (kVErN)

187 IT'S ALIVE!!!

Posted by: rickl at May 14, 2019 10:55 PM (sdi6R)

188 Mr. Ratburn is a, well, rat.

If he is marrying a man that is problematic.



You don't know the half of it....

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at May 14, 2019 10:55 PM (O0FVw)

189 The problem with roundabouts is constructing them in areas where drivers are unaccustomed to them.
Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 10:45 PM (TdMsT)

Such as anywhere in the US.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 10:55 PM (NWiLs)

190

Fake News PBS's Frontline, which is taxpayer funded, is doing a hit piece on McConnell about the Court (or courts) called "Supreme Revenge."

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at May 14, 2019 10:55 PM (r0kI8)

191 Hi y'all!

ROCKIES WIN!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 14, 2019 10:55 PM (c1nDO)

192 140 7 corners in Nova needs a roundabout MOAB. The local driver's will still fuck it up, but at least the layers of lights will be gone.
Posted by: Jean at May 14, 2019 10:39 PM (+exTc)


FIFY

Posted by: blaster at May 14, 2019 10:56 PM (ZfRYq)

193
Such as anywhere in the US.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 10:55 PM (NWiLs)


Except Boston.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 10:56 PM (TdMsT)

194 185 Alabama passes a bill outlawing abortion unless the mothers health is threatened. Woot!!

Now we don't have to worry about Melissa Aylano showing up here!
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2019 10:54 PM (pUDQf)

That's a twofer. Congratulations!

Posted by: Marybeth at May 14, 2019 10:56 PM (MEgUr)

195 Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 10:47 PM (NWiLs)

===

Mrs. Franpsycho works at an elementary school, and I usually inquire about her day with, "Crush any spirits, today?"

Some kids could use a little spirit-crushing.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 14, 2019 10:56 PM (EZebt)

196 ROCKIES WIN!
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 14, 2019 10:55 PM (c1nDO)
--------

And after that fantastic pitching performance by Sale. Ugh. Well, congrats WDS. I'm going to bed.

Posted by: bluebell at May 14, 2019 10:57 PM (aXucN)

197 As far as enabling citizens to write tickets for cars parking in bike lanes;

I'd like reciprocal laws which allow drivers to ticket bike riders who pedal in the middle of traffic lanes and run through stop signs.

Posted by: kbdabear at May 14, 2019 10:57 PM (0Ntuf)

198 Gots me a twelve pack of fried chicken and is hongry...damn cheatin ass hating crackers!

Posted by: Big fat and round Stacey Abrams at May 14, 2019 10:57 PM (yhf6w)

199 Is this thing on?

Posted by: rickl at May 14, 2019 10:57 PM (sdi6R)

200 159 -- I don't drive in Jersey any more. I've been driving in Nebraska, where you can still make a left hand turn without taking your life into your hands, for the last fifty years.

Back in the late '50s, I lived less than two blocks from the White Horse Pike. Most Sunday mornings, I would leisurely stroll across all four lanes to get breakfast from the bakery on the other side, then stroll just as leisurely back to my side of it. Last time I was back east, the WHP had been enlarged to a full six lanes and could have been mistaken for the Atco Speedway.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 14, 2019 10:57 PM (ebZss)

201 I think I've got Linux Mint working.

Posted by: rickl at May 14, 2019 10:57 PM (sdi6R)

202 I was under the impression Biden was a paste eating moron but I had no idea he combined that so well with being an arrogant asshole.

I always had the impression that Biden's good, ol' Joe act was completely fake.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 14, 2019 10:58 PM (+lVUW)

203 Ladyl,
Yes!

I love that one. My youngest memorized it in fourth grade and recited it in front of class. Most of the other kids were doing little kiddie crap.

The next year he did "The Owl and the Pussycat"



Posted by: Nurse ratched at May 14, 2019 10:58 PM (PkVlr)

204 I can honestly say that I love to see the flag wherever it flies.

Posted by: dartist at May 14, 2019 10:58 PM (K22Va)

205 That's a twofer. Congratulations!
Posted by: Marybeth at May 14, 2019 10:56 PM (MEgUr


Very proud of my state tonight. I know this all ends up in the Supreme Court but it's nice to know I'm not surrounded by the enemy.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2019 10:58 PM (pUDQf)

206 OK, I'll bite...

What's alive, rickl?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at May 14, 2019 10:58 PM (CLcKT)

207 Is this thing on?
--rickl


Larry is that you?!

Posted by: booknlass at May 14, 2019 10:58 PM (xIKXj)

208 Cleveland crushed the Whitesux with 5 homeruns!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2019 11:00 PM (pUDQf)

209 Where can one find this loathesome "Jim Goad" ?

Now let's make the world "a more equal place" using his blood instead of an innocent h.s. student's.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 14, 2019 10:32 PM (EZebt)

Maybe you should have read the link?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2019 11:00 PM (7njPr)

210
I'd like reciprocal laws which allow drivers to ticket bike riders who pedal in the middle of traffic lanes and run through stop signs.

Posted by: kbdabear


"Keep an eye out for motorcycles!" say the lighted signs (instead of telling about accidents and lane closures). Yeah, I watch them dangerously weaving in and out of traffic, riding on the shoulder and lane splitting.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 14, 2019 11:00 PM (X3lUd)

211 I have some serious misgivings about the whole CM saga.

Posted by: IrishEi

You have no idea how relieved I am to hear someone here say that.


We've been led some merry chases here, over the years, but most of them have been fits of fancy, pieces of story-telling, or at the worst, mere trollery.

In this case, I have more severe suspicions. There is probably no way this will ever work out in a way that reveals the truth. Brave new world, innit.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 14, 2019 11:01 PM (8ZmvG)

212
Rashida Tlaib strikes me as a wannabe. She's frumpy and her hair is a frizzy mitt and she wears ugly glasses and doesn't have an accent. Her thoughts are all derivative and she can't pull off the wild insult or the crazy plot the way AOC and Ilhan can. She's not as beautiful or exotic or daring or original as them. They're nice to include her in all their club meetings and pep rallies, but she really has no glory of her own.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 14, 2019 11:01 PM (XG6a8)

213 206
OK, I'll bite...

What's alive, rickl?


Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at May 14, 2019 10:58 PM (CLcKT)

I think I've got Linux Mint working.

Posted by: rickl at May 14, 2019 11:02 PM (sdi6R)

214 To sleep, "per chance" to dream. FIFY.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 14, 2019 11:03 PM (w7U7L)

215 134 There's a dash cam video from Russia where some clown jumps in the path of a car in traffic, gets tapped, and rolls on the ground. A guy gets out of the car and shoots him.

The dashcam car drives off nonchalantly.
Posted by: Jean at May 14, 2019 10:38 PM (+exTc)


If they did that to the people who theatrically fake injuries in soccer, I'd start watching the sport.

Posted by: Splunge at May 14, 2019 11:04 PM (ed8K1)

216 In this case, I have more severe suspicions. There is probably no way this will ever work out in a way that reveals the truth. Brave new world, innit. 

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 14, 2019 11:01 PM (8ZmvG)

Whoa. I hope no one lost more money than they could afford trying to help him.

Posted by: trev006 at May 14, 2019 11:04 PM (OnEJV)

217 I always had the impression that Biden's good, ol' Joe act was completely fake.
Posted by: nerdygirl


He's always been a kind of an obnoxious butt-head. Everything most people think they know about him is probably just a lie.
He's dumb and a jerk.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 14, 2019 11:04 PM (S6Pax)

218 Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 14, 2019 10:52 PM (S6Pax)

===

Yes, I did read it and appreciate your point, but I really didn't get the sarcasm.

Maybe you could rephrase his point? What, that there is no racial correlation to mass shootings? I would say using sarcasm clouds rather than clarifies...

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 14, 2019 11:04 PM (EZebt)

219 i'm enjoying that whole concert in the Albert Hall Mr. Misanthropic posted White Room from

it's epic

Posted by: booknlass at May 14, 2019 11:04 PM (xIKXj)

220
I'd like reciprocal laws which allow drivers to ticket bike riders who pedal in the middle of traffic lanes and run through stop signs.
Posted by: kbdabear


It's ticket vs ticket tonight in the octagon.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 14, 2019 11:04 PM (aKsyK)

221 He has disappeared, and has shut down his GoFundMe page.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 14, 2019 10:30 PM (NtglE)

Probably changed his nic and is going to try a new story on his marks.

Posted by: Bunko Squad at May 14, 2019 11:04 PM (cFOPA)

222 I think I've got Linux Mint working. Posted by: rickl at May 14, 2019 11:02 PM


It appears you do!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at May 14, 2019 11:04 PM (CLcKT)

223 I'm going to have to get used to different keyboard commands, and the formatting looks a little weird from here.

Posted by: rickl at May 14, 2019 11:05 PM (sdi6R)

224 My mom's response to "That's not fair," was "Life isn't fair."

She was very good with "No", and "We can't afford that", which was great because by the time I headed off to college I was really good at restraining my spending and budgeting.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 14, 2019 11:05 PM (+lVUW)

225
i'm enjoying that whole concert in the Albert Hall Mr. Misanthropic posted White Room from

it's epic
Posted by: booknlass


Not bad for old guys.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 14, 2019 11:05 PM (aKsyK)

226 The roads would be littered with dead Mexicans if roundup were highly carcinogenic. It could still be carcinogenic, but, geez, so is everything.

Posted by: t-bird at May 14, 2019 11:06 PM (Zo1XC)

227 The dashcam car drives off nonchalantly.
Posted by: Jean at May 14, 2019 10:38 PM (+exTc)

To be fair, one does not know if the dashcam driver was being nonchalant or simply prudent

Posted by: VMs phone at May 14, 2019 11:07 PM (dm05u)

228 Hey everybody.

So has the ONT group started up its own militia yet?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 14, 2019 11:07 PM (miE9U)

229 LadyL -- Glad to hear it's nothing serious.

Since I can't see anything more than four inches in front of my face without my glasses, I take eye issues very seriously. I've been tempted a couple of times by lasik, but then I remind myself I only have one set of eyes. When my cataracts get bad enough, my ophthalmologist will remove old lenses and insert prescription lenses.

Good luck with the surgeon tomorrow.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 14, 2019 11:08 PM (ebZss)

230 I'm sorry I missed the teevee thread

Posted by: VMs phone at May 14, 2019 11:08 PM (dm05u)

231
Things I wish were found to be carcinogenic:

Creamed corn
Raisins
Licorice
Celine Dion
The Boston Bruins

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 14, 2019 11:09 PM (X3lUd)

232 The "White Room" YouTube video works well.

Posted by: rickl at May 14, 2019 11:09 PM (sdi6R)

233 Maybe you could rephrase his point? What, that there is no racial correlation to mass shootings? I would say using sarcasm clouds rather than clarifies...
Posted by: San Franpsycho


The article notes that reporting about Serial killers and mass shooters is pretty skewed. They like to report about some crazy white male kid, but there are a lot of other (statistically significant) people doing shootings like this, and the whole thing is kind of tragic.

The heavy sarcasm was that the two freaks that did the shooting in the Denver suburbs was that they were "statistically" off the expected norm for the reporter class. But they were nucking futs.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 14, 2019 11:09 PM (S6Pax)

234 @145 Oh naturally. Ubisoft is converged too, and their products increasingly expensive SJW shit. That's too many companies... but when you consider how shit the entire mass media is? You're super thankful for Slavic overlords like CDPR and Warhorse.

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


One upcoming game has something that *might* be covertly mocking the SJWs...

Total War: Three Kingdoms is set in the Three Kingdoms era of ancient China (late second to early third centuries). It's due out on the 23rd of this month. The game largely focuses on the battlefield, where women had a very minimal role. That's not to say that they didn't do some important things during the era (even if Daiochan herself was fictional). But they weren't running around the battlefield as shown in the Dynasty Warriors series of games.

Obviously, the SJWs won't stand for such a thing these days. I'm not aware of any actual complaints about the lack of women in the upcoming game. But I would be surprised if Creative Assembly wasn't at least somewhat aware of the undeserved flack that they were undoubtedly going to catch over it.

So, they added a female warlord.

Now this female warlord is actually historically based. There's a couple of sentences in The Record of the Three Kingdoms that mentions a female bandit by that name, and that Cao Cao's army defeated and killed her. Literally not one other mention of her is found in the existing historical records, and so we know nothing else about her. As a result, Creative Assembly essentially had a free hand in designing her.

And they went nuts.

Leadership in the other factions is all based around the evil patriarchy. Leaders are all males, and leadership descends through the male descendants. But not her faction! Her faction has female leaders, and descent is through the female line! The other factions all want to take control of the Han Empire (or restore it, depending on the warlord in question). That's not good enough for her, though. She's so crazed that she wants to up end the whole edifice of the Empire, and burn it all to the ground! That way she can rebuild it as her matriarchal paradise!

Sounds like a good little radical feminist type, doesn't she?

And just to note - there are actual factions that are specifically aimed at confronting the corruption that ran rampant during the Late Han Dynasty. Her write-up makes it pretty clear that she's not one of those kinds of warlords. She just wants to raze all of it.

Posted by: junior at May 14, 2019 11:09 PM (Fp6vo)

235 Prayers for your eye, LadyL

Posted by: VMs phone at May 14, 2019 11:10 PM (dm05u)

236 The roads would be littered with dead Mexicans if roundup were highly carcinogenic. It could still be carcinogenic, but, geez, so is everything.

Posted by: t-bird at May 14, 2019 11:06 PM (Zo1XC)


Except for smoking weed. Smoking weed is great for you. Nothing wrong with it. While they're busy banning cigarette smoking everywhere - with total bullshit reasons, mostly illegal bullshit bans - they are encouraging everyone to light up joints day and night and puff away.

I fvcking hate lefties. Hate them with a passion. I clearly understand why their fathers were all so disappointed in them. What a bunch of loser douchebags.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 14, 2019 11:10 PM (vq6T3)

237 CNN runs a story today, called CIA, FBI, Director of National Intelligence working with Attorney General Barr to review Russia probe origins

It's written by CNN's crack reporter - Laura Jarrett.

Gosh Laura, why don't you ask your mother? I bet she knows a whole lot about the origins of the Russia probe!

Official Washington is more inbred than a West Virginia trailer park.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 14, 2019 11:10 PM (I2/tG)

238 Bertram, I was just thinking a little bit ago that any of the young women in the audience would still look at the men on stage as sexy, regardless of Bruce's or Clapton's age



maybe not Baker? haha

Posted by: booknlass at May 14, 2019 11:10 PM (xIKXj)

239
On a related note, and depending on your
circumstances you might want to reconsider the "science" behind the
popular low dose aspirin regimen

How about my high dose iboprophen regime?

Posted by: Jean at May 14, 2019 11:10 PM (+exTc)

240 I'd like reciprocal laws which allow drivers to ticket bike riders who pedal in the middle of traffic lanes and run through stop signs.
Posted by: kbdabear



you know, in the big city it is called brief case justice.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 14, 2019 11:11 PM (MTjB1)

241 Turned on "The Carol Burnett Show" on MeTV for a personal Tim Conway tribute.

Tonight's show is so old that Conway hadn't been hired yet. Nixon and Johnson jokes. Harvey Korman with dark hair.

Burnett looks so different from how she appears in later shows. She must have changed hairstylists.

OK -- the network just showed a RIP card. Farewell, Conway.

Posted by: Weak Geek at May 14, 2019 11:12 PM (DXCwS)

242
Except for smoking weed. Smoking weed is great for you. Nothing wrong with it. While they're busy banning cigarette smoking everywhere - with total bullshit reasons, mostly illegal bullshit bans - they are encouraging everyone to light up joints day and night and puff away.

Sovereign cure for all that ails, my betters tell me.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 14, 2019 11:12 PM (X3lUd)

243 03 Ladyl,
Yes!

I love that one. My youngest memorized it in fourth grade and recited it in front of class. Most of the other kids were doing little kiddie crap.

The next year he did "The Owl and the Pussycat"



Posted by: Nurse ratched at May 14, 2019 10:58 PM (PkVlr)

You have a scholar.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:12 PM (TdMsT)

244 But they weren't running around the battlefield as shown in the Dynasty Warriors series of games.

Well, they were there as whores and theives.

Posted by: Jean at May 14, 2019 11:13 PM (+exTc)

245 231
Things I wish were found to be carcinogenic:

Creamed corn
Raisins
Licorice
Celine Dion
The Boston Bruins
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 14, 2019 11:09 PM (X3lUd)

Holy crap, that would be my list too if i were to compile one.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 14, 2019 11:13 PM (aA3+G)

246 235 Prayers for your eye, LadyL
Posted by: VMs phone at May 14, 2019 11:10 PM (dm05u)


Thank you, VMs!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:13 PM (TdMsT)

247
maybe not Baker? haha
Posted by: booknlass


He looked about the same in that video as in 1969.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 14, 2019 11:13 PM (aKsyK)

248 205
Very proud of my state tonight. I know this all ends up in the Supreme Court but it's nice to know I'm not surrounded by the enemy.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2019 10:58 PM (pUDQf)

If there is any justice in the world, by the time it gets to the SCOTUS:
1. Amy Coney Barrett will have taken RBG's place,
2. Thomas/Alito/Gorsuch and yes Kavanaugh remain healthy
3. Roberts will not torpedo the whole thing by mumbling "Stare Decisis," finding another non-existent penumbra, or in some other way standing our Constitution on its head yet again.

There's no way he could say this is a tax.

Could he?

Posted by: Marybeth at May 14, 2019 11:14 PM (MEgUr)

249 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 14, 2019 11:09 PM (X3lUd)

I like creamed corn, raisins, and red licorice.

Celine Dion is Cnadian, so, ... 'nuff said and the Boston Bruins might not be carcinogenic but your health can be imperiled if you are in the audience while they're playing.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 14, 2019 11:14 PM (vq6T3)

250 That article about coffee pisses me off. Literally everything that's good in this world apparently wants to kill me. Bastages.

Can't have booze. Drink wine! No, wine will kill you. No, beer too. No booze for you!

No tasty fried chicken. No carbs. No sugar.

Now I can't have coffee??

Screw that.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2019 11:14 PM (pUDQf)

251 Her write-up makes it pretty clear that she's not one of those kinds of warlords. She just wants to raze all of it. 

Posted by: junior at May 14, 2019 11:09 PM (Fp6vo)

Maybe? Rome II went super SJW in the DLCs, and the only reason they didn't let Warhammer go the same way is that it's a cash cow, and Games Workshop won't stand for it.

Either way, I won't pre order until I hear very good things about it. Very surprised their Collector's Editions are still available: but then, I think they're overpriced as hell.

Posted by: trev006 at May 14, 2019 11:14 PM (OnEJV)

252 I ate something called "Mexican Street Corn" today.

The name, to me anyway, does not conjure up a positive image. I sort of think it comes off as a companion to "Filthy, $5 Street Corner Peas".

But it was actually quite good.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 14, 2019 11:14 PM (O0FVw)

253 How about my high dose iboprophen regime?

Posted by: Jean at May 14, 2019 11:10 PM (+exTc)

Better that than tylenol. I don't think either one is great for your liver, but tylenol is definitely not good.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 14, 2019 11:14 PM (3hr5B)

254 My dr told me a couple of years ago that low dose did nothing for high blood pressure.
I decided not to remind her that a few years before thst she had said it was good for it.
LOL

I personally think legal weed is gonna cause a schizophrenia outbreak

Posted by: VMs phone at May 14, 2019 11:14 PM (dm05u)

255 Fake News PBS's Frontline, which is taxpayer funded, is doing a hit piece on McConnell about the Court (or courts) called "Supreme Revenge."
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter


So, not biased at all.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 14, 2019 11:15 PM (+lVUW)

256 I like raisins, but I do think that Celine Dion does cause cancer.

We need some grants to research this.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 14, 2019 11:15 PM (S6Pax)

257 I know someone who is convinced that ibuprofen caused her high blood pressure

Posted by: VMs phone at May 14, 2019 11:15 PM (dm05u)

258 245 231
Things I wish were found to be carcinogenic:

Creamed corn
Raisins
Licorice
Celine Dion
The Boston Bruins
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 14, 2019 11:09 PM (X3lUd)

Holy crap, that would be my list too if i were to compile one.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 14, 2019 11:13 PM (aA3+G)


Add goat cheese and garbanzo beans, and it's my list as well.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:16 PM (TdMsT)

259
Turned on "The Carol Burnett Show" on MeTV for a personal Tim Conway tribute.

Tonight's show is so old that Conway hadn't been hired yet. Nixon and Johnson jokes. Harvey Korman with dark hair.
Posted by: Weak Geek


They've been showing shows from the 60's lately.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 14, 2019 11:16 PM (aKsyK)

260 If there is any justice in the world, by the time it gets to the SCOTUS:
1. Amy Coney Barrett will have taken RBG's place,
2. Thomas/Alito/Gorsuch and yes Kavanaugh remain healthy
3. Roberts will not torpedo the whole thing by mumbling "Stare Decisis," finding another non-existent penumbra, or in some other way standing our Constitution on its head yet again.

There's no way he could say this is a tax.

Could he?
Posted by: Marybeth at May 14, 2019 11:14 PM (MEgUr)

I'm sure he will find a way. Roberts was such a snake in the grass. Now Kavanaugh seems to be following suit. That one really gives me heartburn.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2019 11:16 PM (pUDQf)

261 NSAIDs like Ibuprofen will wreck your stomach lining and set you up for ulcers.
FWIW.

Posted by: Brunette the 'Ette at May 14, 2019 11:17 PM (adsVM)

262 Picked up a Juul vape pen last week. It's really not much fun, especially when I'm sober. After a couple brews it kinda hits the spot, but other times, like the morning it feels like I'm huffing water vapor with 0.00% percent nicotine. The Juul uses nicotine salts and has one of the highest nicotine concentrations on the market.

I really am starting to miss chewing tobacco. A small pinch of fine cut Copenhagen hits you like a freight train. The tobacco hit was huge.

Posted by: Max Power at May 14, 2019 11:17 PM (q177U)

263 Posted by: ALH at May 14, 2019 10:22 PM (htgmn)

The Southern Republicans will argue with you about weapon choice.
The Republicans will ask whether or not it's legal to carry there.
The Democrat will suggest the muslim try up the street at the Knights of Columbus. Then die from bleeding out.

Posted by: GWB at May 14, 2019 11:18 PM (PpL0X)

264 NSAIDS shouldn't be taken on an empty stomach, eat a few crackers or something.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at May 14, 2019 11:18 PM (a4qVe)

265 Jean -- My high dose ibuprofen regimen put me in the hospital with bleeding ulcers.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 14, 2019 11:18 PM (ebZss)

266 "Once more the storm is howling, and half hid
Under this cradle-hood and coverlid
My child sleeps on. There is no obstacle
But Gregory's wood and one bare hill
Whereby the haystack- and roof-leveling wind,
Bred on the Atlantic, can be stayed;
And for an hour I have walked and prayed
Because of the great gloom that is in my mind."

Posted by: booknlass at May 14, 2019 11:18 PM (xIKXj)

267 Add goat cheese and garbanzo beans, and it's my list as well.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:16 PM (TdMsT)


Feta and chick peas?? Are you inssssaaaaane??

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 14, 2019 11:18 PM (vq6T3)

268 @236 I'm not sure how often you and I agree about anything, but I have been cranked up about that one for 40 - some years. Back when every high school newspaper editor just had, once in the year, to write an editorial about how, after all, smoking pot was really no worse than smoking cigarettes (and, yes, that was me, 50 years ago), I could see it coming.


Some day, some how, they were going to make marijuana almost mandatory, and ban tobacco. My friends from those days laughed and laughed.

And, here we are.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 14, 2019 11:19 PM (8ZmvG)

269 If you cured heart disease tomorrow, some of those who would have died from heart disease would eventually die of cancer. You would raise the incidence of cancer and there'd be a lawyer waiting to sue your ass.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at May 14, 2019 11:19 PM (jp0Bv)

270 Since I can't see anything more than four inches in front of my face without my glasses, I take eye issues very seriously. I've been tempted a couple of times by lasik, but then I remind myself I only have one set of eyes. When my cataracts get bad enough, my ophthalmologist will remove old lenses and insert prescription lenses.

Good luck with the surgeon tomorrow.
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 14, 2019 11:08 PM (ebZss)


Thank you so much, Captain Sabin! My cataracts developed quickly and affected my eyesight within just a few months. It's amazing how well you can see after the surgery!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:19 PM (TdMsT)

271 Ibuprofen, like aspirin, makes you bleed though.
Probably part of the reason Imalways anemic

Posted by: VMs phone at May 14, 2019 11:19 PM (dm05u)

272 260 Now Kavanaugh seems to be following suit. That one really gives me heartburn.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2019 11:16 PM (pUDQf)

The only thing that gives me hope for him is that he's very pro-life, from what I've read.

Posted by: Marybeth at May 14, 2019 11:20 PM (MEgUr)

273 I just spent five minutes being nauseated by some dumb commie scrunt's twitter timeline.

Honestly I can see why people are leaving twitter... it's not a fun place, like, at all... but I DID learn that abortion is now called "bodily autonomy".

You're probably gonna be hearing a lot more about that bodily autonomy this next year or so.

Course only half the bodies involved in the procedure get to be autonomous... but hey, that's close enough for the Left!

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2019 11:20 PM (uEbPt)

274 Rashida Tlaib strikes me as a wannabe. She's frumpy and her hair is a frizzy mitt and she wears ugly glasses and doesn't have an accent.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia


She's from Detroit.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 14, 2019 11:20 PM (+lVUW)

275 I'm sure the vape industry will soon be found to cause all kinds of nasty crap if it hasn't already. I get it, it's better than cigs but inhaling anything other than oxygen can't be good for your lungs.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2019 11:20 PM (pUDQf)

276 Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 14, 2019 11:09 PM (S6Pax)

===

OK, so I must be dense tonight. It's a bit hard to hear the sarcasm in thanking a murderer to make a tired old point about bias in reporting.

Then again, I can be very literal.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 14, 2019 11:20 PM (EZebt)

277 Speaking of coffee, I switched to black and I really feel like I am not cheating on my intermittent fasting anymore. I was loading my coffee up with heavy whipping cream and fooling myself that I was in a fasted state. It's anecdotal, but I already feel kinda leaner.

Posted by: Max Power at May 14, 2019 11:20 PM (q177U)

278 019 11:16 PM (TdMsT)

Feta and chick peas?? Are you inssssaaaaane??
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 14, 2019 11:18 PM (vq6T3)


Darling! Feta cheese is from sheep. And it's perfectly edible!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:21 PM (TdMsT)

279 274 Rashida Tlaib strikes me as a wannabe. She's frumpy and her hair is a frizzy mitt and she wears ugly glasses and doesn't have an accent.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia

She's from Detroit.
Posted by: nerdygirl


And she looks bad next to the gal from Somali. What does that tell you about Detroit?

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 14, 2019 11:21 PM (+lVUW)

280 I'm sure he will find a way. Roberts was such a snake in the grass. Now Kavanaugh seems to be following suit. That one really gives me heartburn.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2019 11:16 PM (pUDQf)

Kav hasn't made a truly bad vote yet. Remember, Roberts is chief, and you must conserve the energy of the court.

I can only really judge him when Roberts is not a factor.

Posted by: trev006 at May 14, 2019 11:21 PM (OnEJV)

281 Woof.

Posted by: Elizabeth at May 14, 2019 11:22 PM (4knXT)

282 157


The problem with roundabouts is constructing them in areas where drivers are unaccustomed to them.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 10:45 PM (TdMsT)

That's what I think. They're probably great if you know where you're going, but less so for people who are not familiar with the area.

Posted by: rickl at May 14, 2019 11:22 PM (sdi6R)

283
Dogs fed and put up, evening prayers said, turning in now. Good night, Hordians. Coffee time is 0500 here at Schloss Hadrian.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 14, 2019 11:22 PM (X3lUd)

284 Speaking of coffee, I switched to black and I really feel like I am not cheating on my intermittent fasting anymore. I was loading my coffee up with heavy whipping cream and fooling myself that I was in a fasted state. It's anecdotal, but I already feel kinda leaner.
Posted by: Max Power at M



you know, that feeling is mostly losing filthy feeling that comes with lying to yourself.



now much were you putting in your coffee? teaspoon or two of half and half hardly amounts to anything.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 14, 2019 11:22 PM (MTjB1)

285
She's from Detroit.
Posted by: nerdygirl

=====

And that's kind of it. She looks like she suffered an awful industrial accident involving a truck running over her face.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 14, 2019 11:22 PM (XG6a8)

286 Darling! Feta cheese is from sheep. And it's perfectly edible!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:21 PM (TdMsT)


Thank G-d. You scared me for a minute.



I'll let the chick pea thing slide ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 14, 2019 11:22 PM (vq6T3)

287 That formatting didn't work out quite like I thought it would.

Posted by: rickl at May 14, 2019 11:23 PM (sdi6R)

288

I'll let the chick pea thing slide ...
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 14, 2019 11:22 PM (vq6T3)


Thank you!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:23 PM (TdMsT)

289 I DID learn that abortion is now called "bodily autonomy".

I thought that the official euphemism for abortion was "reproductive health".

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 14, 2019 11:23 PM (I2/tG)

290 you know round a bouts are for euros / fags and those that want to turn us into euros / fags.


they're stupid.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 14, 2019 11:23 PM (MTjB1)

291 The only thing that gives me hope for him is that he's very pro-life, from what I've read.





Posted by: Marybeth at May 14, 2019 11:20 PM (MEgUr)

Perhaps he won't grow in office, but I doubt it! The DC A-List Cocktail Circuit will be beckoning!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 14, 2019 11:24 PM (3hr5B)

292 Darling! Feta cheese is from sheep. And it's perfectly edible!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:21 PM (TdMsT)


--------

That's gouda to know.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 14, 2019 11:24 PM (4knXT)

293 So has the ONT group started up its own militia yet?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 14, 2019 11:07 PM (miE9U)


Isn't that what the MoMe's are?

Posted by: GWB at May 14, 2019 11:24 PM (PpL0X)

294 If there is any justice in the world, by the time it gets to the SCOTUS:
1. Amy Coney Barrett will have taken RBG's place,
2. Thomas/Alito/Gorsuch and yes Kavanaugh remain healthy
3. Roberts will not torpedo the whole thing by mumbling "Stare Decisis," finding another non-existent penumbra, or in some other way standing our Constitution on its head yet again.

There's no way he could say this is a tax.

Could he?
Posted by: Marybeth at May 14, 2019 11:14 PM (MEgUr)

You sound like Eddie Munster.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2019 11:25 PM (pUDQf)

295 69 EA has always been the Evil Empire of gaming (the list of companies they've snapped up and great IPs they've let go fallow is staggering).

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at May 14, 2019 10:22 PM (113G5)


/hugs copy of C64 version of "Pinball Construction Set"

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at May 14, 2019 11:25 PM (DTX3h)

296 "I have walked and prayed for this young child an hour
And heard the sea-wind scream upon the tower,
And under the arches of the bridge, and scream
In the elms above the flooded stream;
Imagining in excited reverie
That the future years had come,
Dancing to a frenzied drum,
Out of the murderous innocence of the sea."

Posted by: booknlass at May 14, 2019 11:25 PM (xIKXj)

297 Things I wish were found to be carcinogenic:

Creamed corn
Raisins
Licorice
Celine Dion
The Boston Bruins
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 14, 2019 11:09 PM (X3lUd)

I'd go with:

Coconut
Pineapple on pizza
Hugging
Tardiness
Voting Democrat

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

298 o has the ONT group started up its own militia yet?

Posted by: qdpsteve at M

useless, everyone lost their guns.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 14, 2019 11:25 PM (MTjB1)

299 Watching Shannon Bream and a pic of Mueller flashed across the screen *shudder*

Good God Almighty, he really could be John F***ing Kerry's doppelganger. Ugly as sin - inside and out.

Posted by: Marybeth at May 14, 2019 11:25 PM (MEgUr)

300 Rashida Tlaib strikes me as a wannabe. She's frumpy and her hair is a frizzy mitt and she wears ugly glasses and doesn't have an accent.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia

I'm hearing that in a Rex Harrison voice from My Fair Lady.

Posted by: Miklos from Budapest-I've never met a ruder pest at May 14, 2019 11:25 PM (QzkSJ)

301 GWB, true.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 14, 2019 11:25 PM (miE9U)

302 281
Woof.

Posted by: Elizabeth at May 14, 2019 11:22 PM (4knXT)

Arf!

Posted by: Sandy at May 14, 2019 11:25 PM (3hr5B)

303 -
--

I ate something called "Mexican Street Corn" today.



The name, to me anyway, does not conjure up a positive image. I sort
of think it comes off as a companion to "Filthy, $5 Street Corner
Peas".



But it was actually quite good.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 14, 2019 11:14 PM

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

Just don't ask what it grows in on the street.

Posted by: San Francisco at May 14, 2019 11:26 PM (RVcmP)

304 I thought that the official euphemism for abortion was "reproductive health".
Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 14, 2019 11:23 PM (I2/tG)

--------

I always liked "women's healthcare." Killing your baby is "women's healthcare."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 14, 2019 11:26 PM (4knXT)

305 Watching Shannon Bream and a pic of Mueller flashed across the screen *shudder*

Good God Almighty, he really could be John F***ing Kerry's doppelganger. Ugly as sin - inside and out.
Posted by: Marybeth

He threw the Kentucky Derby, you know.

Posted by: Miklos, fast on the inside at May 14, 2019 11:26 PM (QzkSJ)

306 That's more like it!

Tim Conway tribute all next week on MeTV.

Posted by: Weak Geek at May 14, 2019 11:27 PM (DXCwS)

307 Isn't that what the MoMe's are?
Posted by: GWB at M



more like roman empire party without the animal / gay sex.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 14, 2019 11:27 PM (MTjB1)

308 If there is any justice in the world, by the time it gets to the SCOTUS:
1. Amy Coney Barrett will have taken RBG's place,
2. Thomas/Alito/Gorsuch and yes Kavanaugh remain healthy
3. Roberts will not torpedo the whole thing by mumbling "Stare Decisis," finding another non-existent penumbra, or in some other way standing our Constitution on its head yet again.

There's no way he could say this is a tax.

Could he?
Posted by: Marybeth at May 14, 2019 11:14 PM (MEgUr)


I lost all mine. Damn shame. Somewhere in the gulf of undocumented workers.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2019 11:27 PM (pUDQf)

309 useless, everyone lost their guns.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 14, 2019 11:25 PM (MTjB1)

Amazing how many people have canoes...
and accidents!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 14, 2019 11:27 PM (3hr5B)

310 Perhaps he won't grow in office, but I doubt it! The DC A-List Cocktail Circuit will be beckoning!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 14, 2019 11:24 PM (3hr5B)

He's been on the Cocktail Circuit for more than a decade, I don't think he'll grow in office any more than he already has.

Posted by: Surfperch at May 14, 2019 11:27 PM (tVQUs)

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


Hugging?????

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:28 PM (TdMsT)

312 Good night dear Horde

Posted by: VMs phone at May 14, 2019 11:28 PM (dm05u)

313 Amazing how many people have canoes...
and accidents!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

Last of the Moronhicans

Posted by: Miklos, AKA Chingachgook at May 14, 2019 11:28 PM (QzkSJ)

314 more like roman empire party without the animal / gay sex.
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 14, 2019 11:27 PM (MTjB1)


Right, right.
[qdpsteve navigates to www.farmfun.xxx and cancels sheep delivery for the SoCal MoMee] :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 14, 2019 11:28 PM (miE9U)

315 oof.



Posted by: Elizabeth at May 14, 2019 11:22 PM (4knXT)
Arf!


Posted by: Sandy at May 14, 2019 11:25 PM (3hr5B)

*waggles head questioningly*

Posted by: Petey at May 14, 2019 11:29 PM (q1Pj5)

316 LadyL -- My cataracts are developing very slowly. My ophthalmologist diagnosed the start of them several years back. I'll bet I'm the only person in the world who yelled "Hooray!" when told they were developing cataracts. I had been waiting for just that moment because I knew the time was coming when I just might get my middle range eyesight back.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 14, 2019 11:29 PM (ebZss)

317 Lost my canoe too. Sold the paddles to some strange man wearing way too tight pants.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2019 11:29 PM (pUDQf)

318 Right, right.
[qdpsteve navigates to www.farmfun.xxx and cancels sheep delivery for the SoCal MoMee] :-P
Posted by: qdpsteve at M



lol

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 14, 2019 11:29 PM (MTjB1)

319
She's from Detroit.
Posted by: nerdygirl


Well, she's actually from Dearborn, but ...whatever.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 14, 2019 11:29 PM (S6Pax)

320 Waddup Horde.

Posted by: thathalfrican - last night in Beverly Hills at May 14, 2019 11:29 PM (IYHxL)

321 AlaBAMA, was that the boating accident that took all your firearms? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 14, 2019 11:29 PM (miE9U)

322 "May she be granted beauty and yet not
Beauty to make a stranger's eye distraught,
Or hers before a looking-glass, for such,
Being made beautiful overmuch,
Consider beauty a sufficient end,
Lose natural kindness and maybe
The heart-revealing intimacy,
That chooses right, and never find a friend."

Posted by: booknlass at May 14, 2019 11:30 PM (xIKXj)

323 He's been on the Cocktail Circuit for more than a decade, I don't think he'll grow in office any more than he already has.

Posted by: Surfperch at May 14, 2019 11:27 PM (tVQUs)

I doubt that Cocktail Circuit membership is permanent, particularly if you can be accused, or even rumored to support the #BadOrangeMan!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 14, 2019 11:30 PM (3hr5B)

324 Anybody want to have some fun with a phone scammer? Got two calls today from this number: 289-200-8579

One came before I woke up, and left a recorded message, which I erased. Second came early afternoon, again a recorded spiel from some vaguely ethnic female voice, warning me that I would be in trouble with the "Canadian Treasury" if I did not call back at that number. So, obvious scam, since Canada does not have a "Treasury" or "Treasury Department". It's called the "Canadian Revenue Agency", or "Revenue Canada".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2019 11:31 PM (7njPr)

325 Waddup Horde.
Posted by: thathalfrican - last night in Beverly Hills at May 14, 2019 11:29 PM (IYHxL)

--------

Yo.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 14, 2019 11:31 PM (4knXT)

326 Time for me to go. Got to get up at 5am tomorrow. Bleh.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 14, 2019 11:31 PM (ebZss)

327 321 AlaBAMA, was that the boating accident that took all your firearms? ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 14, 2019 11:29 PM (miE9U)


no sir. I lost all the guns one weekend. I went back out to look for them the next weekend and lost the canoe. Floated home on the oars.

I'll never go canoeing again. Damn unlucky, I am.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2019 11:31 PM (pUDQf)

328 316 LadyL -- My cataracts are developing very slowly. My ophthalmologist diagnosed the start of them several years back. I'll bet I'm the only person in the world who yelled "Hooray!" when told they were developing cataracts. I had been waiting for just that moment because I knew the time was coming when I just might get my middle range eyesight back.
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 14, 2019 11:29 PM (ebZss)


The first thing you do after surgery is run around the house looking for all the dust and grime you missed while cleaning.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:32 PM (TdMsT)

329 I really am starting to miss chewing tobacco. A small pinch of fine cut Copenhagen hits you like a freight train. The tobacco hit was huge.
Posted by: Max Power at May 14, 2019 11:17 PM (q177U)

It may be a high nicotine compared to the other all-in-ones, but if you have a tank and buy your juice separately, you can get nicotine concentrations up to 21mg (2.1%.) The better your e-cig set-up though, I have found the lower you can go. When I got my most recent e-cig, I was vaping a 12mg and sweet Lord, that was a HIT.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 14, 2019 11:32 PM (mx70g)

330 Hugging?????
Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:28 PM (TdMsT)

Yes, hugging. Maybe not all hugging. I'll hug my wife, nieces, sister, mother But if my wife friends come over, hugging isn't wanted. My body, my choice.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at May 14, 2019 11:32 PM (Rz2Nc)

331 Jeez, the House is voting on a "controversial" bill banning anti-LGBTQ discrimination. I'd hate to think about what's in THAT legislation regarding free speech.

Hope the Senate & Trump ignore symbolic nonsense like this and keep confirming those judges.

Posted by: Marybeth at May 14, 2019 11:33 PM (MEgUr)

332 Cicero - What it do my good orator?

Posted by: thathalfrican - last night in Beverly Hills at May 14, 2019 11:33 PM (IYHxL)

333 Cleaning? What is this strange word you are using?

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 14, 2019 11:33 PM (ebZss)

334 there are seven more stanza's in "A Prayer for my Daughter" by W.B. Yeats if you like.

but my bed's calling me. tomorrow's a day.

good night, rockers and rollers.

Posted by: booknlass at May 14, 2019 11:33 PM (xIKXj)

335 Posted by: booknlass at May 14, 2019 11:30 PM (xIKXj)

===

TL;DR

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 14, 2019 11:33 PM (EZebt)

336
333 Cleaning? What is this strange word you are using?
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 14, 2019 11:33 PM (ebZss)


Ha!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:33 PM (TdMsT)

337 319
She's from Detroit.
Posted by: nerdygirl


Well, she's actually from Dearborn, but ...whatever.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 14, 2019 11:29 PM (S6Pax)

The difference between Detroit and Dearborn is like the difference between LA and Long Beach; meaningless to anyone who doesn't have skin in the game.

Posted by: Surfperch at May 14, 2019 11:34 PM (tVQUs)

338 Anybody want to have some fun with a phone scammer? Got two calls today from this number: 289-200-8579

One came before I woke up, and left a recorded message, which I erased. Second came early afternoon, again a recorded spiel from some vaguely ethnic female voice, warning me that I would be in trouble with the "Canadian Treasury" if I did not call back at that number. So, obvious scam, since Canada does not have a "Treasury" or "Treasury Department". It's called the "Canadian Revenue Agency", or "Revenue Canada".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2019 11:31 PM (7njPr)


I got 3 calls yesterday from a Text-To-Speech voice saying they were from the Social Security Department and my SS number had been suspended and to call them right away.

Posted by: DR.WTF at May 14, 2019 11:34 PM (aS1PU)

339 He's been on the Cocktail Circuit for more than a decade, I don't think he'll grow in office any more than he already has.

Kavanaugh has been living in DC since 2003, and has been a judge in DC since 2006.

It's not like he's a yokel, about to be bowled over by the Big City.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 14, 2019 11:34 PM (I2/tG)

340 Night Booknlassie.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 14, 2019 11:34 PM (mx70g)

341
Yes, hugging. Maybe not all hugging. I'll hug my wife, nieces, sister, mother But if my wife friends come over, hugging isn't wanted. My body, my choice.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at May 14, 2019 11:32 PM (Rz2Nc)



Should we meet, please remind me!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:35 PM (TdMsT)

342 Oh, Cicero, I want to thank you before I go. I mailed a certified letter to that landlord today, finally.

I'll be expecting my deposit now in a couple days.

Posted by: booknlass at May 14, 2019 11:35 PM (xIKXj)

343
RIP Tim Conway. I saw the thread earlier today about that and saw the famous elephant sketch was featured.

Carol got him back later with that in the following sketch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7KpqXLxFck

She's playing a crazy bag lady telling ridiculous tales of her husbands. At the last, she tells her own elephant story. You'll note the look of recognition on Tim's face when he realizes what she's doing.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 14, 2019 11:35 PM (NMAzL)

344 Anybody want to have some fun with a phone scammer? Got two calls today from this number: 289-200-8579

When I get such calls, I speak Hungarian.

I figure furriner so fair. Not looking for a job as Hungarian teacher at the Bangalore Call Scam Centre though.

Posted by: Miklos, enjoying his small amusements at May 14, 2019 11:35 PM (QzkSJ)

345 Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 14, 2019 11:23 PM (I2/tG)
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 14, 2019 11:26 PM (4knXT)

If you want to argue that a thing is really good but can't call it by its name, that should honestly be Clue #1.

What do *we* say when we want more guns? We say MOAR GUNS. We don't say we're for "assisted personal defense".

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2019 11:35 PM (uEbPt)

346 Cicero - What it do my good orator?
Posted by: thathalfrican - last night in Beverly Hills at May 14, 2019 11:33 PM (IYHxL)

-------

Fo' shizzle, mah equitez

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 14, 2019 11:35 PM (4knXT)

347 Tim Conway joke I remember from about 20 years ago:

"I've been eating so much bran, I'm passing wicker furniture."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 14, 2019 11:36 PM (miE9U)

348 Goodnight, booknlass. I loved the stanza.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:36 PM (TdMsT)

349 Yeah and it's DEEP too!!!

Posted by: Richard Pryor at May 14, 2019 11:36 PM (IGYfK)

350 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2019 11:31 PM (7njPr)

.....

I reported the number of one of those scammers not too long ago. They were claiming to be from the utility company, said my power was gonna get cut off unless I went to Walmart and got a gift card, etc. The whole nine yards.

In any event, when I reported the call/number to the utility company and was talking to the lady, she told me they mainly try to target ESLs for their scams because they don't know the law and don't speak much English.

Kinda messed up, buncha boiler room Pakis trying to scam illegals and old folks.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 14, 2019 11:37 PM (O0FVw)

351 When I get such calls, I speak Hungarian.

I sometimes speak Russian. It's dangerous, though, in Portland, there is some chance that the person making the call also speaks Russian.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 14, 2019 11:37 PM (I2/tG)

352 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 14, 2019 11:35 PM (4knXT)

well, I'll run with it.

Posted by: thathalfrican - last night in Beverly Hills at May 14, 2019 11:37 PM (IYHxL)

353 What show do I think ended worst? Here's a big flamin' hint: My nic.

Angels, indeed. Frak that.

Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I ain't recommending shit at the moment at May 14, 2019 11:37 PM (lLeln)

354 Cleaning interferes with my reading time, my stitching time, and my several other activities. Besides, the second you get done, you just have to start all over again. As a friend of mine says: Dust is a protective covering.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 14, 2019 11:37 PM (ebZss)

355 One came before I woke up, and left a recorded message, which I erased. Second came early afternoon, again a recorded spiel from some vaguely ethnic female voice, warning me that I would be in trouble with the "Canadian Treasury" if I did not call back at that number. So, obvious scam, since Canada does not have a "Treasury" or "Treasury Department". It's called the "Canadian Revenue Agency", or "Revenue Canada".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2019 11:31 PM (7njPr)

===

I never got robo calls until a few weeks ago, from different numbers. Similar message except with reference to the "Social Security Department,"
which also does not exist.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 14, 2019 11:38 PM (EZebt)

356
354 Cleaning interferes with my reading time, my stitching time, and my several other activities. Besides, the second you get done, you just have to start all over again. As a friend of mine says: Dust is a protective covering.
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 14, 2019 11:37 PM (ebZss)


I spend as little time as I can on it. But I'm a bit of a clean freak.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:39 PM (TdMsT)

357
well, I'll run with it.
Posted by: thathalfrican - last night in Beverly Hills at May 14, 2019 11:37 PM (IYHxL)

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LOL

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 14, 2019 11:39 PM (4knXT)

358 Posted by: DR.WTF at May 14, 2019 11:34 PM (aS1PU)

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Zackly.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 14, 2019 11:39 PM (EZebt)

359 glad you enjoyed it LadyL, and I'll include your eyes in my prayers for our kids and grandkids tomorrow.

Posted by: booknlass at May 14, 2019 11:39 PM (xIKXj)

360 347 Tim Conway joke I remember from about 20 years ago:

"I've been eating so much bran, I'm passing wicker furniture."
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 14, 2019 11:36 PM (miE9U)

What a loss today for us.

But perhaps Korman and Conway are yucking it up together at this moment.

Just looked up when Harvey Korman died - wow, over 11 years ago. Hard to believe.

Posted by: Marybeth at May 14, 2019 11:40 PM (MEgUr)

361 342 Oh, Cicero, I want to thank you before I go. I mailed a certified letter to that landlord today, finally.

I'll be expecting my deposit now in a couple days.
Posted by: booknlass at May 14, 2019 11:35 PM (xIKXj)

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Let me know if the check bounces.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 14, 2019 11:40 PM (4knXT)

362 I wonder if AOC ever made her trip to visit the coal miners in Kentucky.

Would it be too much to hope she falls down a bottomless pit?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 14, 2019 11:40 PM (miE9U)

363 Passau?
Crikey, I've been there, the place looks like a postcard.

Posted by: navybrat swimming upstream at May 14, 2019 11:41 PM (w7KSn)

364 Marybeth, yup.

Conway used to specialize in getting Korman to lose it and crack up during sketches.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 14, 2019 11:41 PM (miE9U)

365 359 glad you enjoyed it LadyL, and I'll include your eyes in my prayers for our kids and grandkids tomorrow.
Posted by: booknlass at May 14, 2019 11:39 PM (xIKXj)


Thank you!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:41 PM (TdMsT)

366 Should we meet, please remind me!!!
Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:35 PM (TdMsT)

You have my permission to hug away!

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

367 In any event, when I reported the call/number to the utility company and was talking to the lady, she told me they mainly try to target ESLs for their scams because they don't know the law and don't speak much English.

Kinda messed up, buncha boiler room Pakis trying to scam illegals and old folks.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 14, 2019 11:37 PM (O0FVw)

I looked up area code 289. It is in southern Ontario, surprise, surprise.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2019 11:41 PM (7njPr)

368 I sometimes speak Russian. It's dangerous, though, in Portland, there is some chance that the person making the call also speaks Russian.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 14, 2019 11:37 PM (I2/tG)

===

Kak priyatna!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 14, 2019 11:41 PM (EZebt)

369
So, obvious scam, since Canada does not have a "Treasury" or "Treasury Department". It's called the "Canadian Revenue Agency", or "Revenue Canada".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


https://www.nomorobo.com/lookup/289-200-8579

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 14, 2019 11:41 PM (aKsyK)

370 317 .....Sold the paddles to some strange man wearing way too tight pants.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2019 11:29 PM (pUDQf)
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Go on .....

Posted by: Shep! at May 14, 2019 11:42 PM (Rxduq)

371 I sometimes speak Russian. It's dangerous, though, in Portland, there is some chance that the person making the call also speaks Russian.
Posted by: The ARC of History!

If one actually spoke Magyar it could be a former student, and that would be extra double fun.

Sometimes if (as usual) I detect a slight Bidenesque Indian accent, I immediately demand the caller's mother's recipe for curry.

Posted by: Miklos, enjoying to be assisting you, indeed at May 14, 2019 11:42 PM (QzkSJ)

372 Cicero

Posted by: booknlass at May 14, 2019 11:42 PM (xIKXj)

373 317 .....Sold the paddles to some strange man wearing way too tight pants.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2019 11:29 PM (pUDQf)


Probably George Michael.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 14, 2019 11:42 PM (miE9U)

374 My mother-in-law passed away several years ago, thus releasing me from any compulsion to do anything more than a quick and dirty cleaning. The dishes are done, the bed is made, the kitty litter boxes are scooped. What more do you want from me?

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 14, 2019 11:43 PM (ebZss)

375
You have my permission to hug away!
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at May 14, 2019 11:41 PM (Rz2Nc)



Awwww! I pride myself on my hugging skills.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:43 PM (TdMsT)

376 No. But I'll tell you what'll harm your children's chances for success in life:

Crushing their spirits
Filling them with fear and self-doubt
Making them second-guess everything they do
Making them believe that nothing they do is good enough
Making them believe that they will never be good enough
Making them believe everything they do is wrong
Making them afraid of doing anything for fear of failure
Making them believe their only worth as a person is to do the parents' will or the will of other authority figures
Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 10:47 PM (NWiLs)


Thank you Insom. I've been thinking all day what a shitty, shitty parent I am, but I don't think I am actively doing anything on that list. Love my kids, but I am very flawed.

Posted by: Max Power at May 14, 2019 11:43 PM (q177U)

377
I'm hearing that in a Rex Harrison voice from My Fair Lady.
Posted by: Miklos from Budapest

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HAH! Never would have thought.

Wow, but now that you mention it, that also looks -- (quick, witty tuba music rises)

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 14, 2019 11:44 PM (XG6a8)

378 Conway used to specialize in getting Korman to lose it and crack up during sketches.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 14, 2019 11:41 PM (miE9U)

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In the video Ace posted downstairs Tim Conway toys with the cast members, bringing them to the brink of busting out over and over. It is really funny.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 14, 2019 11:45 PM (EZebt)

379 Cleaning interferes with my reading time, my stitching time, and my several other activities. Besides, the second you get done, you just have to start all over again. As a friend of mine says: Dust is a protective covering.
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 14, 2019 11:37 PM (ebZss)

*runs back to bedroom to see if wife is sleeping or posting on AOS*

Actually, wife reads content, occasionally lurks in comments, and found out my nic because I sent pics of the dogs to the pet thread.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at May 14, 2019 11:45 PM (Rz2Nc)

380 >>>now much were you putting in your coffee? teaspoon or two of half and half hardly amounts to anything.
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 14, 2019 11:22 PM (MTjB1)


About 1-2 tablespoons X 2 cups of coffee.

Posted by: Max Power at May 14, 2019 11:45 PM (q177U)

381 374 My mother-in-law passed away several years ago, thus releasing me from any compulsion to do anything more than a quick and dirty cleaning. The dishes are done, the bed is made, the kitty litter boxes are scooped. What more do you want from me?
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 14, 2019 11:43 PM (ebZss)


But what if I come to your home and need to perform surgery?

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:45 PM (TdMsT)

382 Awwww! I pride myself on my hugging skills.
Posted by: Ladyl

At least 23 Dem presidential candidates may need your services.

Posted by: Miklos, as is foretold at May 14, 2019 11:45 PM (QzkSJ)

383 Awwww! I pride myself on my hugging skills.
Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:43 PM (TdMsT)

---------

Heh. How you doin'?

Posted by: Bob Filner, Graduate, Encounter Groups of Cleveland at May 14, 2019 11:46 PM (4knXT)

384
Insomniac, not to natter, just to express some benevolent interest and perhaps keep you a tad motivated, how is your job hunt going?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 14, 2019 11:46 PM (XG6a8)

385
Another one of my favorite Conway sketches:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5eAjYpcYeg

He's playing a Nazi interrogator, the most feared in the all the world and parts of Canada. Harvey is playing another Nazi and Lyle Wagoner is their prisoner.

Conway cracks Lyle up there with the Hitler puppet. I won't spoil it further if you have seen it.

Conway was notorious about ad libbing. They'd do the sketches in rehearsal, and then, during the taping before the live audience, he'd go off script and crack them up.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 14, 2019 11:46 PM (NMAzL)

386 >>>And she looks bad next to the gal from Somali. What does that tell you about Detriot


Bad genetics?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 14, 2019 11:46 PM (aA3+G)

387 If one actually spoke Magyar it could be a former student, and that would be extra double fun.

I went to a school taught by Hungarian monks, with several Hungarian students enrolled, so I passed up a world-class opportunity to learn Hungarian, which the school offered four years of.

Being a high school student, the only Hungarian words I learned were "shut up", and "penis".

I think the monks would have been rather offended to discover that I eventually learned Russian instead.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 14, 2019 11:47 PM (I2/tG)

388 But what if I come to your home and need to perform surgery?


The good captain will hose the chainsaw down if it needs it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 14, 2019 11:47 PM (0bu2O)

389 306. more like roman empire party without the animal / gay sex.
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 14, 2019 11:27 PM (MTjB1)

Farmer has to be there to hit Roman Empire epic. He's in bow down & chant we're not worthy territory. Although I gotta say Country Boy also has some serious party animal chops.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 14, 2019 11:47 PM (tUOCc)

390 Harvey Korman was the voice of The Great Gazoo (Flintstones)

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 14, 2019 11:47 PM (q1Pj5)

391

At least 23 Dem presidential candidates may need your services.
Posted by: Miklos, as is foretold at May 14, 2019 11:45 PM (QzkSJ)


I can't stop laughing.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:47 PM (TdMsT)

392 Actually, wife reads content, occasionally lurks in comments, and found out my nic because I sent pics of the dogs to the pet thread.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42


Do the crime, do the time.

Posted by: Another Anthony Weiner joke at May 14, 2019 11:47 PM (QzkSJ)

393 LadyL -- Lots of luck with that with two dogs and two cats pushing and shoving to help you perform said surgery.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 14, 2019 11:48 PM (ebZss)

394 Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Vikki Lawrence and Harvey Korman pulled more belly laughs from me than any show before or since. The reruns still give me laugh tears.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2019 11:48 PM (pUDQf)

395
The good captain will hose the chainsaw down if it needs it.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 14, 2019 11:47 PM (0bu2O)


In that case, no problem!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:49 PM (TdMsT)

396 Surgery is easy! I once did brain surgery on myself! Nothing to it!

Posted by: AOC at May 14, 2019 11:49 PM (miE9U)

397 I never got robo calls until a few weeks ago, from different numbers. Similar message except with reference to the "Social Security Department,"
which also does not exist.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 14, 2019 11:38 PM (EZebt)

You know what would put a big dent in these scammers? An international telecoms policing agreement that states that parties to the agreement must agree to prosecute all such behavior with vigor, and that convicted scammers must be sentenced to the same length of term they would get if they were located in the country that they victimize. Failure to adhere to the agreement would mean direct dialing from the offending nation to other countries of the pact would be suspended. Any legitimate calls from that country would go through a live operator who would check the caller's bona fides (for a price) before making a connection. Even if the caller is the PM of Pakistan, eh.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2019 11:49 PM (7njPr)

398 Wasn't Conway in the Apple Dumpling Gang?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2019 11:49 PM (pUDQf)

399 AlaBAMA, The Carol Burnett Show was the oddest of ducks even when it was on TV... basically an old-style family vaudeville show.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 14, 2019 11:49 PM (miE9U)

400 Sometimes if (as usual) I detect a slight Bidenesque Indian accent, I immediately demand the caller's mother's recipe for curry.


When I get them it's always "hello, my name is Dorothy Parker", and I'm like right, what did your mother call you?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 14, 2019 11:50 PM (fuK7c)

401 Posted by: Max Power at May 14, 2019 11:43 PM (q177U)

We all are.
Don't beat yourself up

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 14, 2019 11:50 PM (aA3+G)

402 396 Surgery is easy! I once did brain surgery on myself! Nothing to it!
Posted by: AOC at May 14, 2019 11:49 PM (miE9U)



How did you locate your brain? A magnifying glass?

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:50 PM (TdMsT)

403 AlaBAMA, yup.
Some of those mid-70s Disney flicks were surprisingly funny too. Apple Dumpling Gang, No Deposit No Return...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 14, 2019 11:50 PM (miE9U)

404 Being a high school student, the only Hungarian words I learned were "shut up", and "penis".

I think the monks would have been rather offended to discover that I eventually learned Russian instead.
Posted by: The ARC of History!

Don't believe you. In addition to "kus" and "fasz", you must have learned "basz meg".

Even JJ Sefton knows basz meg. No, especially JJ knows basz meg.

Posted by: Miklos, kibaszott jo gyerek at May 14, 2019 11:51 PM (QzkSJ)

405 I turned off my voicemail and don't answer MOST unrecognized numbers. If they know me and I miss their call, they can text me.

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2019 11:51 PM (uEbPt)

406 This oil field would not run without the Mexican nationals, God bless their souls.

Yes it would. Americans would run it just fine, though their labor would command a bit more money if not undercut by foreign nationals.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 14, 2019 11:51 PM (h2Bdk)

407
Oh God I hope this comes to something. Steny Hoyer gets a challenger: Mckayla Wilkes is a 28-year-old administrative assistant, part-time student, and mother of two. She is also a plus-sized person of dredlocks. CAN she pull off an aoc?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 14, 2019 11:51 PM (XG6a8)

408 399 AlaBAMA, The Carol Burnett Show was the oddest of ducks even when it was on TV... basically an old-style family vaudeville show.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 14, 2019 11:49 PM (miE9U

It was my first 'live' comedy show and we loved it. Just watching them trying not to break character was the best part.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2019 11:52 PM (pUDQf)

409 393 LadyL -- Lots of luck with that with two dogs and two cats pushing and shoving to help you perform said surgery.
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 14, 2019 11:48 PM (ebZss)


I always need surgical assistants!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:52 PM (TdMsT)

410 >>> 402 396 Surgery is easy! I once did brain surgery on myself! Nothing to it!
Posted by: AOC at May 14, 2019 11:49 PM (miE9U)



How did you locate your brain? A magnifying glass?
Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:50 PM (TdMsT)


Heh. Microscope??

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 14, 2019 11:52 PM (0ReGO)

411 403 AlaBAMA, yup.
Some of those mid-70s Disney flicks were surprisingly funny too. Apple Dumpling Gang, No Deposit No Return...
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 14, 2019 11:50 PM (miE9U


Makes me sad just thinking about how low Disney has sunk.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2019 11:54 PM (pUDQf)

412 Don't believe you. In addition to "kus" and "fasz", you must have learned "basz meg".

The school had more Latin American students than Hungarian-American students, so our foreign-language obscenities were mostly limited to Spanish.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 14, 2019 11:54 PM (I2/tG)

413 I can't stop laughing.
Posted by: Ladyl

Well. if you're still laughing while collecting mega hug therapy bucks, I think you win.

Posted by: Miklos, also wants video at May 14, 2019 11:54 PM (QzkSJ)

414
'sup jack wagons?

Just spent the better part of today archiving or shredding financial documents from the past decade. No rain tomorrow - yay!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 14, 2019 11:54 PM (pNxlR)

415 I have a really great pet story about a couple of birds but will never be able to share it with the horde because it's breadcrumbs for anyone who knows me.

There. I've shared.

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2019 11:54 PM (uEbPt)

416 So, obvious scam, since Canada does not have a "Treasury" or "Treasury Department". It's called the "Canadian Revenue Agency", or "Revenue Canada".

Also, it's hard to believe the tax man is going to call you, particularly over something serious.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 14, 2019 11:55 PM (h2Bdk)

417 AlaBAMA, I still remember in the late 1970s/early 1980s when both Disney and NBC were looking seriously at bankruptcy.

Disney was more or less saved, as I understand it, by the movie Splash and the advent of Touchstone Pictures in the 1980s.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 14, 2019 11:55 PM (miE9U)

418 So, obvious scam, since Canada does not have a "Treasury" or "Treasury Department". It's called the "Canadian Revenue Agency", or "Revenue Canada".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

https://www.nomorobo.com/lookup/289-200-8579
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 14, 2019 11:41 PM (aKsyK)

Too bad there wasn't a way to physically go there, and do a percussive reboot.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2019 11:55 PM (7njPr)

419 415 I have a really great pet story about a couple of birds but will never be able to share it with the horde because it's breadcrumbs for anyone who knows me.

There. I've shared.
Posted by: ... at May 14, 2019 11:54 PM (uEbPt)


Out with it!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:55 PM (TdMsT)

420 384
Insomniac, not to natter, just to express some benevolent interest and perhaps keep you a tad motivated, how is your job hunt going?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 14, 2019 11:46 PM (XG6a

I'm still hunting and plan to do so until I bag one. Thanks for asking!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 11:56 PM (NWiLs)

421 387 Being a high school student, the only Hungarian words I learned were "shut up", and "penis".

Bwaaaah. all my grandma would share with us was shut up & pig, for us to use on the Hungarian neighbors whose dogs barked day & night.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 14, 2019 11:56 PM (tUOCc)

422 398 Wasn't Conway in the Apple Dumpling Gang?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2019 11:49 PM (pUDQf)

Yes, with Don Knotts.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 14, 2019 11:57 PM (mx70g)

423 Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 14, 2019 11:51 PM (XG6a


One can only hope & pray

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 14, 2019 11:57 PM (aA3+G)

424
I'm still hunting and plan to do so until I bag one. Thanks for asking!
Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 11:56 PM (NWiLs)


Please know you are being prayed for.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:57 PM (TdMsT)

425
Y'all do know what present trends say will be the faces of Congress in twenty years, do you not?

Majority female and majority of what are now considered minority persons of color.

Because gubmintin' - it's all they can do.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 14, 2019 11:57 PM (pNxlR)

426 LadyL -- I can't begin to tell you how helpful they are. Much further up in the thread, we were talking about coffee allegedly hastening death. Nope. The XO and I are going to die by tripping over animals who devote their waking hours to tripping us.

Now, I really, really have to say good night.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 14, 2019 11:58 PM (ebZss)

427 The school had more Latin American students than Hungarian-American students, so our foreign-language obscenities were mostly limited to Spanish.
Posted by: The ARC of History

The cross cultural magyar-hispanic Jesuit MS-13 artwork must have won some serious prizes.

Posted by: Miklos, apparently a Jesuit by hash at May 14, 2019 11:58 PM (QzkSJ)

428 422 398 Wasn't Conway in the Apple Dumpling Gang?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2019 11:49 PM (pUDQf)

Yes, with Don Knotts.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 14, 2019 11:57 PM (mx70g)


I remember watching that film as a wee lad when it hit the theaters. Wonder if it's still funny.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 14, 2019 11:58 PM (h2Bdk)

429 Bwaaaah. all my grandma would share with us was shut up & pig, for us to use on the Hungarian neighbors whose dogs barked day & night.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 14, 2019 11:56 PM (tUOCc)

bebe!

Were you able to connect with Table 9 chat again? The hosting provider outfit was useless for me.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2019 11:58 PM (7njPr)

430 Also, it's hard to believe the tax man is going to call you, particularly over something serious.

...ring, ring, ring.

Tough sounding voice:

Hello, this is the IRS. You owe us $300, and if you don't pay us, we'll arrest you tomorrow.

The United States government only accepts Amazon gift cards in payment of debts - so you need to go to the store, get the gift cards, and call us back with the verification numbers.

You have two hours in which to do so.


...click

Posted by: The Real IRS at May 15, 2019 12:00 AM (I2/tG)

431 Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.
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Yeah, guy made a very serious mistake. Probably won't do it again though.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 15, 2019 12:00 AM (CDGwz)

432 all my grandma would share with us was shut up & pig, for us to use on the Hungarian neighbors whose dogs barked day & night.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy

"koosh" and "deesno" in case you need a quick refresher for current neighbors.

Posted by: Miklos, a happily happy Hungarian helper at May 15, 2019 12:00 AM (QzkSJ)

433 I remember watching that film as a wee lad when it hit the theaters. Wonder if it's still funny.
Posted by: Ace's liver at May 14, 2019 11:58 PM (h2Bdk)


You should do an Absent Minded Professor/Apple Dumpling/Lassie/Benji marathon.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 15, 2019 12:00 AM (pUDQf)

434 I remember watching that film as a wee lad when it hit the theaters. Wonder if it's still funny.
Posted by: Ace's liver at May 14, 2019 11:58 PM (h2Bdk)

I am not sure it was funny then. It was in the Pete's Dragon Oeuvre.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2019 12:00 AM (mx70g)

435 WTF. Laws and regulations are not public information?

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at May 15, 2019 12:00 AM (0OmEj)

436 You have two hours in which to do so.

...click
Posted by: The Real IRS

Worked for me.

Posted by: Andrew Weissman at May 15, 2019 12:01 AM (QzkSJ)

437 B

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 15, 2019 12:01 AM (MTjB1)

438 E

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 15, 2019 12:01 AM (MTjB1)

439 S

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 15, 2019 12:01 AM (MTjB1)

440 !

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 15, 2019 12:01 AM (MTjB1)

441 motherfucker

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 15, 2019 12:01 AM (MTjB1)

442 AOP! No, i got bogged down with resume updates & printing out medical bills last time i got the laptop out, and no joy on the cell phone. i think i have rose's email somewhere. i'll have to dig out my gmail password & see if it's in that mailbox.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 15, 2019 12:02 AM (tUOCc)

443
I am not sure it was funny then. It was in the Pete's Dragon Oeuvre.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2019 12:00 AM (mx70g)

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Son Of Flubber was the apotheosis of that genre.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 15, 2019 12:02 AM (4knXT)

444 Bees? Where?
-Nic Cage

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2019 12:02 AM (mx70g)

445 Throw in Cannonball run while your at it.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 15, 2019 12:02 AM (pUDQf)

446
Mckayla Wilkes is a 28-year-old administrative assistant, part-time student, and mother of two. She is also a plus-sized person of dredlocks.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia

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omg, and she has a criminal record. Something about not paying a bunch of tickets and court fees, driving on a suspended license, and going to jail. Shockingly, she's running on criminal justice reform -- rehabilitation, not exploitation! End cash bail! Make sure pregnant women are treated fairly in prison! Free prisoner phone calls, none of this Collect call from an inmate at Soledad State. "Our representation is so out of touch with peoples' needs," she complains.

And that just may be a glimpse of felons voting.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 15, 2019 12:03 AM (XG6a8)

447 You should do an Absent Minded Professor/Apple Dumpling/Lassie/Benji marathon.
Posted by: AlaBAMA

Without The Incredible Mr. Limpet, I cannot take you seriously.

Posted by: Miklos, no, not the movie thread at May 15, 2019 12:03 AM (QzkSJ)

448
motherfucker



Posted by: yankeefifth at May 15, 2019 12:01 AM (MTjB1)


crash and burn, eh?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 15, 2019 12:03 AM (9Om/r)

449 Son Of Flubber was the apotheosis of that genre.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 15, 2019 12:02 AM (4knXT)

I was thinking the Cat from Outer Space or Blackbeard's Ghost with Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones and Suzanne Plechette (I actually liked that one- especially the rendition of Hearts of Oak.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2019 12:03 AM (mx70g)

450 432 "koosh" and "deesno" in case you need a quick refresher for current neighbors.
Posted by: Miklos, a happily happy Hungarian helper at May 15, 2019 12:00 AM (QzkSJ)

she told us, bear with wrong spelling, fogbeh & svenya. ????

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 15, 2019 12:04 AM (tUOCc)

451 "koosh"

The monks liked that one, when dealing with an unruly class of high school students.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 15, 2019 12:04 AM (I2/tG)

452 crash and burn, eh?
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at M




lol


you know, would like to do it until I get it right but hate to mess things in the blog.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 15, 2019 12:04 AM (MTjB1)

453 Without The Incredible Mr. Limpet, I cannot take you seriously.
Posted by: Miklos, no, not the movie thread at May 15, 2019 12:03 AM (QzkSJ)

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I will see your Incredible Mr. Limpet and raise you one Ghost and Mr. Chicken.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 15, 2019 12:04 AM (4knXT)

454
Another good one: Tim Conway as a dentist, just out of dental school. Harvey is his first patient.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF_C3bO8WZ0

He cracks Harvey up so much, Conway himself loses it, laughing at Harvey cracking up.

A rumor is that Harvey laughed so hard he pee'd himself during that sketch.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 15, 2019 12:05 AM (NMAzL)

455 Do the crime, do the time.
Posted by: Another Anthony Weiner joke at May 14, 2019 11:47 PM (QzkSJ)

No real crime. One day she came up,behind me in my office while I posted something. She just said, " you're a moron!, what's you're nic" I said you've known me how long and you just figured that out and I'll never tell. A bit later the dogs were on the pet thread. She saw and called me by my nic.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at May 15, 2019 12:05 AM (Rz2Nc)

456 Without The Incredible Mr. Limpet, I cannot take you seriously.
Posted by: Miklos, no, not the movie thread at May 15, 2019 12:03 AM (QzkSJ


I could never take that movie seriously. Who wants to be a fish?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 15, 2019 12:06 AM (pUDQf)

457 Y5!!! Bers!!! i saw Blanco mixed in there somewheres too!!!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 15, 2019 12:06 AM (tUOCc)

458 AOP! No, i got bogged down with resume updates & printing out medical bills last time i got the laptop out, and no joy on the cell phone. i think i have rose's email somewhere. i'll have to dig out my gmail password & see if it's in that mailbox.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 15, 2019 12:02 AM (tUOCc)

Hey! An idea just came to me. I got B. Cowboy's business phone number off his website. I will e-mail it to you.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 15, 2019 12:06 AM (7njPr)

459 I always liked the "Family" sketches on the Carol Burnett show. My sister and I thought that Vicki Lawrence's character reminded us of one of our grandmothers.

Posted by: rickl at May 15, 2019 12:06 AM (sdi6R)

460 you know, would like to do it until I get it right but hate to mess things in the blog.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 15, 2019 12:04 AM (MTjB1)


I don't even use socks because I know how murphy's law works. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 15, 2019 12:06 AM (9Om/r)

461 456 *Roger Corman raises hand.*

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at May 15, 2019 12:07 AM (NbL+R)

462 Y5!!! Bers!!! i saw Blanco mixed in there somewheres too!!!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 15, 2019 12:06 AM (tUOCc)

Yo!

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 15, 2019 12:07 AM (9Om/r)

463 454 A rumor is that Harvey laughed so hard he pee'd himself during that sketch.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 15, 2019 12:05 AM (NMAzL)

Not a rumor. Tim said in a taped interview that you can see it if you look closely at the skit.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 15, 2019 12:08 AM (tUOCc)

464
I thought that Vicki Lawrence's character reminded us of one of our grandmothers.
Posted by: rickl


She doesn't need the makeup now.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 15, 2019 12:08 AM (aKsyK)

465
One can only hope & pray
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

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And she has a criminal record. I'm almost starting to pity her. Lost lamb.

I'd love to see her sprout fangs and beat Hoyer, though.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 15, 2019 12:08 AM (XG6a8)

466 Goodnight good people!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at May 15, 2019 12:09 AM (Rz2Nc)

467 Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at May 15, 2019 12:05 AM (Rz2Nc)

Glad I'm not getting blamed

At the moment that is

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 15, 2019 12:09 AM (aA3+G)

468 458 Hey! An idea just came to me. I got B. Cowboy's business phone number off his website. I will e-mail it to you.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 15, 2019 12:06 AM (7njPr)

lol, good idea. i think his email is in the gmail box too.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 15, 2019 12:09 AM (tUOCc)

469 she told us, bear with wrong spelling, fogbeh & svenya. ????

The second is not immediately clear, the first means, uh, roughly, "put a sock (or, um, rhymes with) in it".

And this is a nice, nice translation.

The second may have been intended for the dirty scandi Swedes down the road.

Posted by: Miklos, being ever so nice, must be the wine at May 15, 2019 12:09 AM (QzkSJ)

470 Out with it!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 14, 2019 11:55 PM (TdMsT)


Lol, I love you ladyl. Maybe one week I'll send it in to the pet thread with a few mashed up details. It's really good.

Let's just say the two of them found each other. It's enough to make you believe in anything. Doesn't end well but it never does, does it.

Posted by: ... at May 15, 2019 12:10 AM (uEbPt)

471 >>I could never take that movie seriously. Who wants to be a fish?

Can I be a gay fish?

Posted by: kANYE wEST at May 15, 2019 12:12 AM (WJ8En)

472 At the moment that is
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 15, 2019 12:09 AM (aA3+G)

Easily remedied!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 15, 2019 12:13 AM (3hr5B)

473 496 The second is not immediately clear, the first means, uh, roughly, "put a sock (or, um, rhymes with) in it". And this is a nice, nice translation.

Not even slightly surprised. she earned the moniker grandma from hell. ok so second word sounds like sven yuh.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 15, 2019 12:13 AM (tUOCc)

474 Since we are talking about things Hungarian, this is an excellent discussion of Viktor Orban, and his impact on Hungary:

https://tinyurl.com/y23qjjs8

The MSM is describing the visit of the democratically elected Prime Minister of Hungary to Washington as "controversial".

Curiously, when the unelected President of China visits Washington, his visit is not described as "controversial".

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 15, 2019 12:13 AM (I2/tG)

475 yeesh 469

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 15, 2019 12:14 AM (tUOCc)

476 Goodnight all, thanks for the fun chat tonight.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 15, 2019 12:14 AM (miE9U)

477
Can I be a gay fish?
Posted by: kANYE wEST at May 15, 2019 12:12 AM (WJ8En)

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If you're a cyclid you can be gay or straight. None of the other cyclids care at all.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 15, 2019 12:14 AM (4knXT)

478 I have been getting periodic Chinese calls on my cell. No idea what they are about.

My favorite so far is the one where the vodder tells me that Microsoft can no longer offer insurance on my computer and I should call the number to reclaim my premiums.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 15, 2019 12:15 AM (TN7xY)

479 478 I have been getting periodic Chinese calls on my cell. No idea what they are about.

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Mandarin or Cantonese?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 15, 2019 12:15 AM (4knXT)

480 >>I have been getting periodic Chinese calls on my cell. No idea what they are about.


You been here Fow Howah!

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 12:16 AM (WJ8En)

481 The MSM is describing the visit of the democratically elected Prime Minister of Hungary to Washington as "controversial".

Curiously, when the unelected President of China visits Washington, his visit is not described as "controversial".
Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 15, 2019 12:13 AM (I2/tG)


Anything they don't like is "controversial", even when everyone's basically on the same page.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 15, 2019 12:16 AM (h2Bdk)

482 Oh boy. Just watched a clip of Mr Tudball and Mes Wiggins.

The tears are streaming!!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 15, 2019 12:16 AM (pUDQf)

483 Anything they don't like is "controversial", even when everyone's basically on the same page.
Posted by: Ace's liver at May 15, 2019 12:16 AM (h2Bdk)

"Controversial" = any politician who doesn't suck Obongo's dick.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 15, 2019 12:18 AM (7njPr)

484 Pic is 'Big Red' in Holland, MI

Posted by: A dude in MI at May 15, 2019 12:18 AM (SxBH1)

485 Since we are talking about things Hungarian, this is an excellent discussion of Viktor Orban, and his impact on Hungary:

I do not like Orban. His most praised policies simply reflect the opinion of 95% of Hungarians.

Apart from that, he is remarkably corrupt and more than a bit of an egomaniac. Napoleonic complex? He comes up to my nose, so maybe. He also has a long history of quasi-socialism and anti-Americanism. He was also originally funded by Soros, so at least the bastard maybe doesn't stay bought.

Posted by: Miklos, not a fan of Viki at May 15, 2019 12:19 AM (QzkSJ)

486 Glad I'm not getting blamed

At the moment that is
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 15, 2019 12:09 AM (aA3+G)

LOL, nope, it's all on me. It's all good. She's just happy I communicate and interact with any other humans.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at May 15, 2019 12:20 AM (Rz2Nc)

487
I can't talk. I laughed so hard I pee'd myself one time as a teenager. A buddy and I were with our parents at a convention down in Myrtle Beach. It was the off-season, early Dec.

It was the Hilton hotel, and they had a game room with pinball machines and other machines down in the sub-basement. We got in there, and on a lark, discovered that unplugging and plugging back in one of the machines would cause it to spit a couple of quarters out of the change return.

Well, we did that and cleaned it out, with a damn bag of quarters.

Now, my buddy got an idea. It was an atrium style building with the room floors and mezzanine area opening over the lobby. Well, we'd drop quarters on the lobby floor and watch people find them and pick them up.

Some of them acted pretty sneaky. One guy was in a group with a couple of friends and stepped on it, and made some excuse to try to get his friends to go ahead so they wouldn't see him get the quarter.

Anyway, I got so tickled at those antics that I pee'd myself. The trouble was trying to stifle the laughter. I didn't want to laugh loudly and call attention to us standing above them.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 15, 2019 12:21 AM (NMAzL)

488 Apart from that, he is remarkably corrupt and more than a bit of an egomaniac.

Bah. He's a politician from Eastern Europe. The most you can hope is he's not so corrupt it has a material effect on daily life.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 15, 2019 12:21 AM (h2Bdk)

489 Mandarin or Cantonese?
Posted by: Cicero

Column A or Column B?

Comes with fried rice and egg roll, right?

Posted by: Miklos, time to kill most days at May 15, 2019 12:22 AM (QzkSJ)

490 WTF. Laws and regulations are not public information?
Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at May 15, 2019 12:00 AM (0OmEj)

Of course not comrade, otherwise you'd be able to game the rules.

I swear there was an SC, IIRC, case where one judge basically said to the defendant "It looks like you read this law and built your system to comply with the law exactly as written; however, we're going to rule against you anyhow!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 15, 2019 12:26 AM (3hr5B)

491 I'm done for the night take care all,

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 15, 2019 12:26 AM (3hr5B)

492 Night all!

Brush your teeth and say your prayers!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 15, 2019 12:27 AM (pUDQf)

493
We played a trick on a woman with the those quarters. She came in the lobby, walking toward the elevators, and came upon one of those quarters.

She looked around, and then walked in front of it and turned around and bent over to pick it up. At the moment I tossed another quarter to land a bit closer to the elevators.

She turned around and then saw the second quarter. That stumped her. Where the hell did that come from? She bent over to pick that up. At that point, both of us tossed several quarters a piece ahead and behind her.

As she was standing up, she saw a bunch of quarters rain down on the carpet. As her head went to look up, we just fell down on the floor behind the little wall and railing.

It's raining quarters, she thought.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 15, 2019 12:30 AM (NMAzL)

494 THE WEINER'S OUT!!!

*click*

Posted by: Carlos Danger at May 15, 2019 12:32 AM (tVQUs)

495 'Night Hrothgar and AlaBAMA.

Posted by: Surfperch at May 15, 2019 12:33 AM (tVQUs)

496 Bah. He's a politician from Eastern Europe. The most you can hope is he's not so corrupt it has a material effect on daily life.
Posted by: Ace's liver

Well, it does. He has personal minions controlling all government contracts ( a lot of the economy over there) and the government controls hundreds of companies.

If you are not loyal, you are punished. You can't be neutral or apolitical. No company reliant on government for business or licenses can do business with a small company that is not regime-friendly. The effects are widespread.

Billions of EU Euros are pocketed by Orban and friends. If you are not a friend, no chance. I find it amusing that the EU knows this, but are powerless to stop it.

Orban was a leader of the Young Socialists in college, his father (who has become very wealthy) was leader of the Communist trade union.

Posted by: Miklos, oh I remember Viktor from the old days at May 15, 2019 12:34 AM (QzkSJ)

497 ...I have a really great pet story about a couple of birds but will never be able to share it with the horde because it's breadcrumbs for anyone who knows me.

There. I've shared.

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2019 11:54 PM (uEbPt)




Well, power-washing the bird's cages *was* a funny story.

Would've been just another boring bird-tale except that you left them in the cages while you blasted the 3,000 psi water.

Polly wanna blow-dry?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 15, 2019 12:34 AM (QzJWU)

498 Glad I'm not getting blamed

At the moment that is
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

"Stefan Halper on line one for Mr. MisHum."

Posted by: Top Men will see about that at May 15, 2019 12:35 AM (QzkSJ)

499 I can't tell the difference between Mandarin and Cantonese. (Even in writing, as the joke goes)

Posted by: Kindltot at May 15, 2019 12:36 AM (TN7xY)

500 Polly wanna blow-dry?



Jim

In effect, that is how chickens are plucked in an industrial setting.

Posted by: also steam at May 15, 2019 12:37 AM (QzkSJ)

501 499 I can't tell the difference between Mandarin and Cantonese. (Even in writing, as the joke goes)
Posted by: Kindltot at May 15, 2019 12:36 AM (TN7xY)

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Cantonese has chilis.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 15, 2019 12:37 AM (4knXT)

502 Hey, beebe's! Don't get to play as much as I used to. Too much going on.


Still can't afford those damn shoes.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 15, 2019 12:38 AM (0bu2O)

503 So Orban is a Nationalist Socialist?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2019 12:38 AM (mx70g)

504
In effect, that is how chickens are plucked in an industrial setting.
Posted by: also steam at May 15, 2019 12:37 AM (QzkSJ)

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Keep plucking that chicken!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 15, 2019 12:38 AM (4knXT)

505 Hey kindletot,

It was great meeting you. Thanks for coming out to Yakima. How was your drive home?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at May 15, 2019 12:39 AM (PkVlr)

506 Definitions: Kinky vs. Perverted.


Kinky is using a chicken feather during foreplay.

Perverted, is using the whole chicken.


Bwak!




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 15, 2019 12:40 AM (QzJWU)

507 ...Cantonese has chilis.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 15, 2019 12:37 AM (4knXT)



Sze Chuan is dog.

Hunan is cat.


Moose out back in the alley shoulda toldya.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 15, 2019 12:43 AM (QzJWU)

508
Later on, after the quarter tossing fun, we nearly got ourselves in serious trouble. We got some "Snap 'n' Pops". They were this noise maker things that would pop on impact. "Pow!".

Well, we got ourselves a couple handfuls of those and went up to one of the highest floors. I got on one side of the atrium railing and my buddy got on the other. There were some people sitting in the lobby talking, and then a group came in through the main door. At that point we tossed 'em, and then cut tracks to the side stairwells, me to one and my buddy to the other.

"Pow, pow, pow, pow!", followed by some screaming. We disappeared into the stairwells and high-tailed it, with plans to meet up again.

Well, that got hotel security out. Guys in suits going all over the place looking for the disturbance.

That was back in the early '80s. Today, that would likely be a big deal. They'd be afraid it was gunfire or some explosives and probably get a damn SWAT team and no telling what else out.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 15, 2019 12:43 AM (NMAzL)

509 So Orban is a Nationalist Socialist?
Posted by: Aetius451AD

Basically. He was more of a socialist, now plus nationalist. He has been quite flexible over the years.

Also, he instituted the "your papers please" system. It is required to have your official ID on you at all times, and the police can (and do) ask for it at any time, for any reason or none.

Posted by: Miklos, should shut up 'cause going there in a few months at May 15, 2019 12:44 AM (QzkSJ)

510 It was great meeting you too, Nurse. The drive was long, but uneventful.

I did get turned around and wound up turning right at the junction with the Gorge highway, and wound up pulling off at Maryhill Museum. So that was a nice experience. Once I got oriented I went on back and crossed the river and got home eventually.

The Columbia Plateau is lovely in the Spring, it was a beautiful drive.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 15, 2019 12:45 AM (TN7xY)

511 I don't know whether Orban and Co. are as corrupt as Miklos asserts. I have no basis to dispute it.


That is of interest, but of more interest - at this stage - is whether Orban's impact on the Hungarian and regional situation is positive/desirable, or otherwise. Meaning, essentially - resisting/defeating the insane EU/Merkel mass migration atrocity.


My impression is that he (and probably others) are in fact very positive in this key respect.


To borrow/not terribly mangle a framework from Jeanne Kirkpatrick, the corruption Miklos describes might/might not be fixed or reduced over time, or with different leadership. The demographic/cultural alteration of Hungary, and its subordination to stupid, corrupt EU dynamics, if either occurs - and which Orban seems to be effectively forestalling - would be irreversible.



Posted by: rhomboid at May 15, 2019 12:48 AM (QDnY+)

512 Also, he instituted the "your papers please" system. It is required to have your official ID on you at all times, and the police can (and do) ask for it at any time, for any reason or none.
Posted by: Miklos, should shut up 'cause going there in a few months at May 15, 2019 12:44 AM (QzkSJ)

Hmmm, not great on it's face, but aren't they also facing an illegal immigrant*cough* refugee problem?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2019 12:48 AM (mx70g)

513 His most praised policies simply reflect the opinion of 95% of Hungarians.

But these days, in the European Union, stating the opinion of 95% of Hungarians requires courage.

Asking whether allowing one million non-Hungarian speaking economic migrants from the Middle East and Africa to migrate to Hungary benefits the people of Hungary, is considered an illegitimate question by Europe's elites.

And, I find I've posted the wrong article - the one I was thinking of was considerably longer, and discussed all the corruption associated with Orban, and his earlier association with Soros. I'll see if I can find it.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 15, 2019 12:49 AM (I2/tG)

514
I had to look up "Snap n Pops". That's a brand name for the things, "bang snaps" seems to tbe most used generic name. It's some small grave wrapped up in paper, with a tiny amount of silver fulminate, about
80 ug.

They are harmless. The silver fulminate produces a tiny high explosive detonation, but it's so small that all the force is easily buffered by the gravel. The only effect is the loud pop caused by the supersonic detonation shock wave.

You can pop them in your hands with no damage.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 15, 2019 12:52 AM (NMAzL)

515 And here's the real article on Hungary and Orban, from the Claremont Review of Books, by Christopher Caldwell.

https://tinyurl.com/y3wr5q57

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 15, 2019 12:53 AM (I2/tG)

516 Hmmm, not great on it's face, but aren't they also facing an illegal immigrant*cough* refugee problem?
Posted by: Aetius451AD

The "your papers" began before the refugee invasion in 2015 (I was there, and wow). That was a political godsend to Orban, whose popularity was being crushed by the general knowledge of pervasive corruption.

To Rhomboid's point, Orban finds it useful, and he is useful, in attacking the target rich EU. The EU has repeatedly threatened to suspend EU funding (about 11% of Hungarian GDP) but actually haven't and can't. Orban has done an infinitely better job than May, perhaps the most catastrophic PM the UK has ever had.

I just enjoy watching the bastards go at each other.

Posted by: Miklos, not much of a kutya in the fight any more at May 15, 2019 12:56 AM (QzkSJ)

517 Orban is also allegedly one of those vicious Eastern European anti-Semites who somehow are also strongly pro-Israel.

David Goldman (Spengler) recently wrote that he put on a kippah, and walked across Budapest. He didn't draw a second glance.

Try doing that in London, or Paris, or Berlin.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 15, 2019 01:01 AM (I2/tG)

518 sking whether allowing one million non-Hungarian speaking economic migrants from the Middle East and Africa to migrate to Hungary



Nobody wants to immigrate to Hungary. Everybody wants to go to richer countries, especially to Frau Merkel's wonderfully diverse garden party. But they had to go through the neighbors' back yards and across their carefully tended roses to get there.

There was genuine fear when they were coming through in 2015. The main train stations in Budapest were refugee camps. The Austrians closed the borders. Hungarian exports to West Europe (the basis of the economy) couldn't get through. The Arabs and such didn't want to stay, and the Hungarians wanted them out.

Posted by: Miklos, still not much of a kutya in the fight any more at May 15, 2019 01:02 AM (QzkSJ)

519
In the past, we have been dazzled by Soviet promises of a vanguard of the proletariat, producing a dictatorship of the proletariat, where class consciousness derives from the Revolution.

But, it never came to pass. We never achieved anything close. We vanguarded the proletariat as hard as we fucking could. We told every lie we could think of.

What did we get?

Bupkis.

This is not the fault of Communism, which has not yet been achieved (we are still building Socialism) but the fault of Russians.

Russians have been wreckers and saboteurs from the word go, right up until they installed their rapacious billionaire cat's paw at the helm of the capitalist juggernaut.

These filthy, hirsute, frankly Asiatic Russians must be ruthlessly extirpated from our soil.

Posted by: The Schizoid American Press at May 15, 2019 01:02 AM (5aX2M)

520
Watching Tim Conway skits. Remember seeing the originals oh so many years ago. Watched with the family religiously. Later, watched in reruns with friends in high school whom all had an appreciation for comedic timing and etc.

Another world. Another life. Sad.


Posted by: In Vino Veritits at May 15, 2019 01:03 AM (UFLLM)

521 David Goldman (Spengler) recently wrote that he put on a kippah, and walked across Budapest. He didn't draw a second glance.

There are many Lubavitch and Szatmari Jews in downtown Budapest. Distinct ultra-orthodox look and attire. No problem.

Now a hijab, that might get you a funny look.

Posted by: Miklos, Goldman-Spengler does not impress me at May 15, 2019 01:07 AM (QzkSJ)

522 Nobody wants to immigrate to Hungary.

But Merkel and Macron intend to force a significant number of the refugees heading for Germany and France to go to the poorer states in the EU, like Hungary and Poland.

After all, if no-one wants to immigrate to Hungary, then Orban's refusal to accept immigrants would be irrelevant, instead of being treated by the EU as a huge issue.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 15, 2019 01:07 AM (I2/tG)

523 Spoke with two couples today, one from Austria, the other from the UK (wife was Slovakian).


Interesting, and not clear whether discouraging/encouraging, to hear them talk about their anguish and anger at things sentient Americans will find familiar - the collapse of the press into pernicious propaganda, the social and official (de facto or literal) suppression of individual freedom of thought and expression on select issues (mass migration!), and how much so many thought-criminals like them in Europe were looking to the Brexit struggle for inspiration and hope, or panic and even thoughts of escape.


The Austrians, unsurprisingly, were happy to share how they were fairly seething with righteous anger at the way demonization as "Nazi" was freely used by the idiots to suppress discussion (he was a fairly serious student of the Third Reich and Anschluss history) of the insane EU and Merkel policies.


The Brit (he was law enforcement) and Slovakian couple seemed quite serious about bailing out of the UK (Canada, US) if Brexit were successfully nixed by the political class - something to be decided this year.


Remarakable, and depressing, to see the parallels with trends in the US. They all believed that there was a (very) silent majority throughout Europe that was as appalled as they are with the situation, but they were disgusted with the passivity and submission to EU/political class/media "shaming".



Posted by: rhomboid at May 15, 2019 01:11 AM (QDnY+)

524 Just because you are not an anti-semite, it does not mean you are not a corrupt asshole.

On the other hand, what were Hungary's choices in the election (bad, worse... good?)

As a remote observer, one might say that at least he annoys all the right people.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2019 01:12 AM (mx70g)

525 Well, for what it's worth, the Obarky administration leaked that several top members of the Orban government were barred from entry to the US on convincing evidence of corruption. Obarky followed up by naming the daughter of rich Dem donors, known for such soap operas as the Bold and the Beautiful as ambassdor (even I can't make this stuff up).

So unresolved, and I didn't hear a word after Orban's visit here.

Posted by: Miklos, idiots abound at the highest levels at May 15, 2019 01:18 AM (QzkSJ)

526 Orban's refusal to accept immigrants would be irrelevant, instead of being treated by the EU as a huge issue.

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In real terms, it's been irrelevant. Orban kept numbers low from the outset. The EU bitches about it (ostensibly) because it displaces immigrants into central Europe.

The real reason is that it puts the lie to the customs union and the open borders. Hungary just does an end run to get around the rules, keep the immigrants out, and remain in the customs union.

Brussels hates that sore thumb.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 15, 2019 01:19 AM (5aX2M)

527 Hungary just does an end run to get around the rules, keep the immigrants out, and remain in the customs union.

Brussels hates that sore thumb.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

Well put, but the EU pays Hungary to be a member. If I were Orban, I would play the same game, but hopefully in a much less corrupt and repressive fashion.

Many things from trains to parks to schools have been made nice with EU money. For example, this is where I will be later in the summer, all redone two years ago with EU money-

https://csopak.hu/hu/content/strand-webkamera

Posted by: Miklos, basically Hungary has always been between a rock and a hard place at May 15, 2019 01:25 AM (QzkSJ)

528 I haven't gotten my e-mail to work on Linux yet. It keeps telling me that my password is wrong. I don't even remember what my password was on the Mac. I guess I'll have to reboot into Mac and try to figure it out.

Posted by: rickl at May 15, 2019 01:26 AM (sdi6R)

529 I guess the question for Hungary is this: is there a credible alternative to Orban?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 15, 2019 01:30 AM (7njPr)

530 I guess the question for Hungary is this: is there a credible alternative to Orban?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

No, there isn't. He has stated that he will never leave office, although he may do a Putin and transfer power to the President from the PM and do that job (Orban has said that he plans to be another Putin).

The government now controls everything from the media to kids' after school sports (national government, not local) as well as having re-nationalized key parts of the economy. As long as the legitimate scare of invasion lasts, the people of Hungary, not having won a war or even a battle in centuries, will put up with the negatives.

Posted by: Miklos, eyeing his US passport at May 15, 2019 01:37 AM (QzkSJ)

531 As long as the legitimate scare of invasion lasts, the people of Hungary, not having won a war or even a battle in centuries, will put up with the negatives.
Posted by: Miklos, eyeing his US passport at May 15, 2019 01:37 AM (QzkSJ)

Hmmm, National Socialists against... whatever you want to classify Russia as these days 'State Oligarchy?'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2019 01:46 AM (mx70g)

532 Posted by: Miklos, basically Hungary has always been between a rock and a hard place at May 15, 2019 01:25 AM (QzkSJ)

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Whoa. It's hard to tell ( for me) if it's the river or the lake, but I want to go either way.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 15, 2019 01:47 AM (5aX2M)

533 No, there isn't. He has stated that he will never leave office, although he may do a Putin and transfer power to the President from the PM and do that job (Orban has said that he plans to be another Putin).

The government now controls everything from the media to kids' after school sports (national government, not local) as well as having re-nationalized key parts of the economy. As long as the legitimate scare of invasion lasts, the people of Hungary, not having won a war or even a battle in centuries, will put up with the negatives.
Posted by: Miklos, eyeing his US passport at May 15, 2019 01:37 AM (QzkSJ)

In which case, he is somewhat comparable to Franco in Spain, although having taken a different route to power. It's fashionable to deride him as undemocratic, but basically he holds the country together.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 15, 2019 01:48 AM (7njPr)

534 166 SCENE: A grocery store. A SHOPPER is wearing medical scrubs, id tag, etc, and is buying some fried chicken and a large amount of soda which is buy-one-get-one after work. A HUMORLESS SCOLD is behind the SHOPPER.

Humorless Scold: (pointing to non-diet soda) You know, you're setting a bad example.

Shopper: (without missing a beat) Don't worry. When I drink it, I'll cut it with bourbon, to make it healthier.

SCOLD gets mad, CASHIER has strangled look of trying to hold in laughter, and you guys get a funny story.
Posted by: Locarno at May 14, 2019 10:49 PM (3WLXg)

An EXCELLENT funny story.

Posted by: m at May 15, 2019 01:48 AM (Scps5)

535 I think - Miklos confirm or correct here - that the "invasion" he refers to is the obliteration of small central European cultures and civic orders (such as they are) by EU-mandated mass influx of unsuitable non-assimilating MidEast and African migrants. Not the (fairly pathetic) army of the Russian Federation.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 15, 2019 01:49 AM (QDnY+)

536 AOP, funny, I was going to make a rough analogy to Franco (or Pinochet) earlier, WRT Orban. Distasteful methods and situation serving a much, much, much larger ultimate goal. With the Kirkpatrick consideration - possibility of evolution/improvement, vs. not so much.


But I was thinking of Franco more in terms of his navigating the treacherous waters of WWII and preserving Spain's independence, and defying Hitler's pressure, rather than keeping the place together.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 15, 2019 01:54 AM (QDnY+)

537 Whoa. It's hard to tell ( for me) if it's the river or the lake, but I want to go either way.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

It's Lake Balaton (north shore).

Rhomboid-yes, the invasion was Middle Eastern/part African. The Red Army left in 1990. Until recently, scars of WWII and 1956 were still quite visible on buildings in downtown Budapest.

But the tens of thousands of latter-day Ottomans roaming around on their way to Germany is what sticks in the memory of Hungarians.

The Turks occupied Hungary for 150-250 years. You can still go to original Turkish baths in Budapest.

Posted by: Miklos, where do you think the paprika came from at May 15, 2019 01:55 AM (QzkSJ)

538 But I was thinking of Franco more in terms of his navigating the treacherous waters of WWII and preserving Spain's independence, and defying Hitler's pressure, rather than keeping the place together.
Posted by: rhomboid at May 15, 2019 01:54 AM (QDnY+)

You never hear too much about Franco oppression. The style of government kind of lends itself to it. I assume there must have been some, the Spanish civil war was a nasty thing and would have also lent itself to reprisals.

Not an area of history I am very familiar with since they mostly kept to themselves.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2019 01:57 AM (mx70g)

539 The government now controls everything from the media to kids' after school sports

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Gleichsaltung. Cultural Revolution. Komsomol.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 15, 2019 01:58 AM (5aX2M)

540 Well, I stripped down six Studebaker V8 cylinder heads today. Three went right into the scrap pile due to damage to the castings, and three went into my stock of cores. I now have a mess of valves, springs, and keepers to wash and store. Some of the valves will hit the scrap pile, too. Rust eaten.

But at least the patch of grass in front of my little shop is now clear of engines and parts. So there's that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 15, 2019 01:58 AM (7njPr)

541 Paul Sperry, investigative reporter (they still exist), has teased a few big story lines related to the Mega-Scandal Complex lately. Wondering if he'll start to deliver.


A twatters Mega-Scandal sleuth/analyst, Undercover Huber, has teased a specific thing - leaks from Team Mueller to the NYT regarding search warrant results (dunno know if that's illegal, assume it is). Waiting to see him deliver, too.


Learning about the Third World degradation of America's most important institutions - it's fun for the whole family!

Posted by: rhomboid at May 15, 2019 02:01 AM (QDnY+)

542 NSAIDs like Ibuprofen will wreck your stomach lining and set you up for ulcers.
FWIW.

Posted by: Brunette the 'Ette at May 14, 2019 11:17 PM (adsVM)
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i've been taking them (Naprosyn/Naproxen/Sodium) for decades, even on an empty stomach, washed down with beer and zero problemas.

as least so far.

Posted by: redc1c4, the ONT Rx Tech at May 15, 2019 02:01 AM (MasTK)

543 In terms of the Fraco navigational situation-

From 1919 to 1944 Hungary was (not a joke) "a kingdom without a king, ruled by an admiral without a Navy".

Horthy could have done better, but it's hard to imagine how.

Orban today, perhaps holds things together by being a flagrant EU grifter who keeps too much for himself, which I suppose makes him a very successful politician.

Posted by: Miklos, captain of his constrained fate at May 15, 2019 02:01 AM (QzkSJ)

544 Motrin/Ibuprofen, OTOH, doesn't do shit, except give me gas, just like raw cucumbers do.



Posted by: redc1c4 at May 15, 2019 02:02 AM (MasTK)

545 I thought Aspirin was the one that was hell on stomach lining, and the other NSAIDS not so much?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 15, 2019 02:03 AM (7njPr)

546 SAIDs like Ibuprofen will wreck your stomach lining and set you up for ulcers.
FWIW.

FWIW, I think it's agreed that ulcers usually come from bacteria, not bothering of the stomach lining by Tabasco Sauce or other OTC meds.

Posted by: Miklos, holistic healer at May 15, 2019 02:04 AM (QzkSJ)

547 Orban today, perhaps holds things together by being a flagrant EU grifter who keeps too much for himself, which I suppose makes him a very successful politician.
Posted by: Miklos, captain of his constrained fate at May 15, 2019 02:01 AM (QzkSJ)

I would rather take my chances with a corrupt heel who is more or less congruent with my interests, than with a scrupulously honest idealist who is opposed to everything I stand for.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 15, 2019 02:06 AM (7njPr)

548 Y's Dice, a minor triumph today was causing the Austrian guy to realize that "Gleichschaltung" was a very serviceable analogy for what has become of the media/academic/social environment in Europe WRT certain issues. He apparently hadn't thought of the parallel - and he's student of the 1930s in Germany and Austria.


He detailed how wrong-think was demonized and suppressed, and the increasingly outlandish crap poured on society by the press and academia, and I smiled and said "Gleichschaltung". The proverbial light switched on and his eyes brightened.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 15, 2019 02:06 AM (QDnY+)

549 545 I thought Aspirin was the one that was hell on stomach lining, and the other NSAIDS not so much?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 15, 2019 02:03 AM (7njPr)


That's what they say. Doesn't seem to affect my stomach.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 15, 2019 02:07 AM (h2Bdk)

550 I would rather take my chances with a corrupt heel who is more or less congruent with my interests, than with a scrupulously honest idealist who is opposed to everything I stand for.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 15, 2019 02:06 AM (7njPr)


I could have gone either way in 2016 after eight years of corrupt heel opposed to everything I stand for.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 15, 2019 02:08 AM (h2Bdk)

551 I would rather take my chances with a corrupt heel who is more or less congruent with my interests, than with a scrupulously honest idealist who is opposed to everything I stand for.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

*puts AOP down as a "NO"-do not call again*

Posted by: Dem fundraiser at May 15, 2019 02:09 AM (QzkSJ)

552 Franco played a weak hand expertly - he resisted German pressure to enter the war, sending only a volunteer division to the Eastern Front (which had the side effect of killing off many of the most pro-Nazi Falangists).

It was widely expected that Franco would be forced from power by the Allies at the end of the war, but Franco used the start of the Cold War to take advantage of his undoubted anti-Communism and strategic position to offer military bases to the United States in 1953, giving the United States a stake in the continuation of the Falangist regime.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 15, 2019 02:10 AM (I2/tG)

553 I could have gone either way in 2016 after eight years of corrupt heel opposed to everything I stand for.
Posted by: Ace's liver at May 15, 2019 02:08 AM (h2Bdk)

Heh. Well, DJT is neither a heel, nor corrupt. That's Hillary's wheelhouse.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 15, 2019 02:11 AM (7njPr)

554 ARC, good stuff.


And, viewing it all from Mt Olympus, as we are doing here, not easy to see the alternatives that would be both plausible, and somehow superior.


Separately, not sure what mechanisms or incentive the Allies would have after May '45 to squeeze Franco out, even without the Cold War or bases.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 15, 2019 02:15 AM (QDnY+)

555 @530 As long as the legitimate scare of invasion lasts, the people of Hungary, not having won a war or even a battle in centuries, will put up with the negatives.

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It makes a certain amount of sense, unfortunately. Hopefully he doesn't decide to reopen the squabble with Romania over where exactly the border is located.

Posted by: junior at May 15, 2019 02:15 AM (Fp6vo)

556 Heh. Well, DJT is neither a heel, nor corrupt.

But, but, but, White House staff allegedly spent eight thousand dollars on alcohol at Trump's hotel in Florida on the government dime!

This proves that Trump is utterly corrupt, and should be impeached, or something.

Posted by: The MSM at May 15, 2019 02:15 AM (I2/tG)

557 Separately, not sure what mechanisms or incentive the Allies would have after May '45 to squeeze Franco out, even without the Cold War or bases.

I owe a large debt to Franco - my Communist grandfather fled Spain because of him, thus ensuring that I would be born in the United States.

Posted by: The MSM at May 15, 2019 02:17 AM (I2/tG)

558

All NSAIDs can wreak havoc with your digestive tract. They are all (including aspirin) COX enzyme inhibitors. That has something to do with inflammation, but it also has to do with the stomach lining cycle and can weaken it.

It varies a lot with the individual. One molecule may be horrible for one person, but not too bad for another.

With my RA, I've taken them all just about at different stages. I've been taking them for hell, 15 years or more. One, Mobic, got to really tearing my stomach up. I take Aleve now, which doesn't seem to be too bad.

Long term use of these likely caused my BP to shoot up, and I bruise pretty easily now.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 15, 2019 02:18 AM (NMAzL)

559 But, but, but, White House staff allegedly spent eight thousand dollars on alcohol at Trump's hotel in Florida on the government dime!

This proves that Trump is utterly corrupt, and should be impeached, or something.
Posted by: The MSM

It means they're lightweights.

Bottoms up! I mean, wheels up!

Posted by: Nanzi Pelosi's in-flight bar tab at May 15, 2019 02:18 AM (QzkSJ)

560 Posted by: rhomboid at May 15, 2019 02:06 AM (QDnY+)

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Every totalitarian movement attempts it, but Fritz has a word for it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 15, 2019 02:18 AM (5aX2M)

561 Yeesh - apparently mishum goes for volume rather than quality. What a load of ont crap.

Posted by: Rickey Mooney at May 15, 2019 02:19 AM (9Wd39)

562 I owe a large debt to Franco - my Communist grandfather fled Spain because of him, thus ensuring that I would be born in the United States.
Posted by: The MSM

The inverse of Murphy's Law.

Posted by: Miklos, also lucky at May 15, 2019 02:20 AM (QzkSJ)

563 But with that, my thanks to those contributing. Time to go continue Rokossovsky's memoir. November '41, beginnings of Battle of Moscow. Sucker was quite lucky to evade encirclement as he moved (per orders) from Viazma area to Volokolamsk.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 15, 2019 02:21 AM (QDnY+)

564 Unlike Ilhan Omar, I am profoundly grateful to be a US citizen, even though living in Spain would have been infinitely better than living in Somalia.

P.S. I was lucky a second time - Commie grandad initially moved to Cuba, and then very fortunately moved again to Puerto Rico before Castro showed up.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 15, 2019 02:24 AM (I2/tG)

565
Just read the Wiki on the NSAIDs class to see the adverse effect profiles:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonsteroidal_anti-
inflammatory_drug

(remove line feed)

It's looking like NSAIDs in general greatly increase the risk of heart failure (10x for those at risk for heart failure). So far, it's just a correlation -- causation has not be proven, but it's suspected.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 15, 2019 02:24 AM (NMAzL)

566 Posted by: Rickey Mooney at May 15, 2019 02:19 AM (9Wd39)

Awwww! How cute. MisHum has his own troll. And such a brave one, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 15, 2019 02:25 AM (7njPr)

567 347 Tim Conway joke I remember from about 20 years ago:

"I've been eating so much bran, I'm passing wicker furniture."
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 14, 2019 11:36 PM (miE9U)

heh

Posted by: m at May 15, 2019 02:26 AM (Scps5)

568 And now, it's time for me to call it a night. Probable road trip tomorrow.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 15, 2019 02:26 AM (7njPr)

569 Cobs always seem to have trolls, plus some commentors:

Y5 has had his own troll- which seems vaguely odd.

The anti-CMers.

I think even Fen had a troll for a bit.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2019 02:28 AM (mx70g)

570 Night AOP.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2019 02:29 AM (mx70g)

571 Mooney Rickey volume crap. Yeesh volume quality ont load. Rather goes. Mishum!

Posted by: Rickey Mooney at May 15, 2019 02:29 AM (QzkSJ)

572 I don't even know how to translate Gleichschaltung.

"Harmonious order" is the closest I can come up with.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 15, 2019 02:29 AM (5aX2M)

573 I think even Fen had a troll for a bit.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

Heck, I even had one for a bit. Just long enough.

Posted by: Miklos, with discount Troll-B-Gon coupon at May 15, 2019 02:31 AM (QzkSJ)

574 "Harmonious order" is the closest I can come up with.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

"Coordination" is commonly given, but I think "harmonization" works too. Especially because that is the EU term of art.

Posted by: Miklos, got a Hohner harmonica at least at May 15, 2019 02:33 AM (QzkSJ)

575
As the old saying goes, never feed a troll. I learned that a long time ago, starting with online forums with CompuServe years ago.

And I've been amazed at the tenacity of some trolls. They get pissed at somebody, and then live to troll.

The best thing to do is just to completely ignore them. They get a kick from knowing they're pissing off their target. Deny them that thrill and they get no reward.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 15, 2019 02:36 AM (NMAzL)

576 I should sleep and wait for a call from the garage. If they finish later today, I will will be able to ride in classy, luxurious airconditioned air in my convertible.

What a country!

Posted by: Miklosov from Toth Kocsma at May 15, 2019 02:39 AM (QzkSJ)

577 True, publius. True.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2019 02:40 AM (mx70g)

578 Posted by: Miklos, got a Hohner harmonica at least at May 15, 2019 02:33 AM (QzkSJ)

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Lol. Of course... "coordination," everything being brought into a line. Thanks. It's been too long since I read German.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 15, 2019 02:40 AM (5aX2M)

579 "Coordination" is commonly given, but I think "harmonization" works too. Especially because that is the EU term of art.
Posted by: Miklos, got a Hohner harmonica at least at May 15, 2019 02:33 AM (QzkSJ)

Well, the connotations include cultural and social pressure to achieve control.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2019 02:41 AM (mx70g)

580 So San Fran is banning facial recognition. Hmmm, when you have lost San Francisco...

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2019 02:43 AM (mx70g)

581
Hell, even San Francisco can pass a good law every once and a while. The stopped clock of cities.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 15, 2019 02:45 AM (NMAzL)

582 Well, the connotations include cultural and social pressure to achieve control.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

I must assure you that any such suggestion will attract inconvenient attention.

Posted by: Miklos, Dept. of Diversity and Gleichschaltung at May 15, 2019 02:45 AM (QzkSJ)

583 Dude who dived to the bottom of the Challenger finds a plastic bag and tons of stories on the horrors of pollution. Did he pick it up?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2019 02:45 AM (mx70g)

584 I must assure you that any such suggestion will attract inconvenient attention.
Posted by: Miklos, Dept. of Diversity and Gleichschaltung at May 15, 2019 02:45 AM (QzkSJ)

Usually does. Darn Amish.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2019 02:47 AM (mx70g)

585 Kavanaugh was right about Apple. So were the 'liberals'.
Roberts was his corporatist self, and the 'conservatives' were all Muh Business Decisions.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 15, 2019 02:48 AM (ykYG2)

586 Maybe the best America can hope for is an Ausgleich.

Posted by: Miklos, speaking Austrian and Hungarian at May 15, 2019 02:53 AM (QzkSJ)

587 585 Kavanaugh was right about Apple. So were the 'liberals'.
Roberts was his corporatist self, and the 'conservatives' were all Muh Business Decisions.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 15, 2019 02:48 AM (ykYG2)

In general we have gotten a bit too complacent about monolithic businesses vs consumers.

What seems odder to me is that somehow, if people are engaging in the contact willingly, that somehow makes the business right or moral.

I am not sure exactly where I come down on that. Sure, people have the right to spend money however they please and you would think that they would flee a business which does not really allow them to own the product they purchase (I am thinking of software or apple not allowing people to fix/modify phones they paid $1000 for.)

On the one hand, we seem to have allowed monopolistic practices, but on the other, people are feeding those monopolies.

People are strange.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2019 02:55 AM (mx70g)

588 The dead old man of Europe?

Not sure that is a good model to follow.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2019 02:56 AM (mx70g)

589 People are strange.



Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2019 02:55 AM (mx70g)

When you're a stranger.

Posted by: J. Morrison at May 15, 2019 02:56 AM (ufFY8)

590 Mitt is becoming almost a caricature of himself.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2019 02:59 AM (mx70g)

591
Some things never change:



https://tinyurl.com/y346j8er






Fenway Park in 2277 at 3:08, lol.






Posted by: Miracle of Sound fan at May 15, 2019 03:00 AM (ufFY8)

592 Faces look ugly

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 15, 2019 03:01 AM (5aX2M)

593 apple not allowing people to fix/modify phones they paid $1000 for.)

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I have an iPhone 6s (2015) and a Macbook Pro (2013).

Both were cracked and had batteries that needed changing.

ifixit.com helped with that.

Posted by: SMH at May 15, 2019 03:02 AM (RU4sa)

594 This year, Illinois could be the first state in the nation to pass the Right to Repair Act.

Posted by: SMH at May 15, 2019 03:03 AM (RU4sa)

595 590 Mitt is becoming almost a caricature of himself.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop



01101110 01101111

I mean

This is a viscous lie........

{stop program........}

Posted by: MittRomneyNPC at May 15, 2019 03:04 AM (WNAuL)

596 This is a viscous lie........

Try a 10W30

Posted by: Miklos, keep 'er movin' at May 15, 2019 03:06 AM (QzkSJ)

597
Mitt is becoming almost a caricature of himself.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2019 02:59 AM (mx70g)


He's is such a frigging caaaaahhk

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 15, 2019 03:08 AM (9Om/r)

598 When you're alone.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt - Cub Fan at May 15, 2019 03:10 AM (ufFY8)

599
You know, this reminds of what is dubbed the "liberal paradox". I would call it the "libertarian paradox", because that better represents the meaning of liberal in the classic sense.

Anyway, it's a theorem (proven) that says no economic system can be simultaneously Pareto efficient and respect a minimal standard of individual freedom.

In a nutshell it shows that a free market will conflict with individual freedom/choice.

This is something that the libertarians and anarcho-capitalists refuse to accept. And the corporate conservative types don't give a shit. They will choose Pareto efficiency over the individual every time. And even worse that Pareto efficiency (monopolism).

Example: Ayn Rand supported monopolies.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 15, 2019 03:14 AM (NMAzL)

600 He's is such a frigging caaaaahhk
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 15, 2019 03:08 AM (9Om/r)

Going for a JFK accent there?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2019 03:14 AM (mx70g)

601 Example: Ayn Rand supported monopolies.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 15, 2019 03:14 AM (NMAzL)

Well, Ayn Rand was a crazy lady.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2019 03:15 AM (mx70g)

602 Who evidently had an unhealthy sexual fascination with Mickey Spillane.

Huh, chrome recognizes 'Spillane'.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2019 03:16 AM (mx70g)

603 https://tinyurl.com/y6kwedz2

Good song for an apparently horrid, crappy game.

Posted by: Miracle of Sound fan at May 15, 2019 03:18 AM (ufFY8)

604 Anyway, it's a theorem (proven) that says no economic system can be simultaneously Pareto efficient and respect a minimal standard of individual freedom.




I think somebody said "the poor will always be with you".

Matt. somebody

Posted by: Miklos, ca change en plus, non? at May 15, 2019 03:18 AM (QzkSJ)

605
Rand considered creating a monopoly to be an individual freedom. If Rockefeller wants to corner the market, why he should be free to do so. It's his right.

However, that is the same thing, just differening degree, than saying someone ought to be able to kill someone to win, succeed, etc. And she would oppose that, of course.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 15, 2019 03:19 AM (NMAzL)

606 Going for a JFK accent there?
Posted by: Aetius451AD

I distinctly heard a Claven.

Posted by: Miklos Higgins at May 15, 2019 03:19 AM (QzkSJ)

607 I think somebody said "the poor will always be with you".

Matt. somebody
Posted by: Miklos, ca change en plus, non? at May 15, 2019 03:18 AM (QzkSJ)

Yeah, I have heard of the guy: 'Matt Hew.' Always seemed a little preachy to me.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2019 03:20 AM (mx70g)

608 I would kill to have a monopoly.

Posted by: Ayn Rockefeller at May 15, 2019 03:21 AM (QzkSJ)

609 However, that is the same thing, just differening degree, than saying someone ought to be able to kill someone to win, succeed, etc. And she would oppose that, of course.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 15, 2019 03:19 AM (NMAzL)

Well most human systems are inevitably stricken by the fact that humans are inherently flawed. So you will never have a perfect system, no matter what the socialist assholes say. You just have to have one that tries to use the inherent foibles of the human race to it's benefit.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2019 03:22 AM (mx70g)

610 Yeah, I have heard of the guy: 'Matt Hew.' Always seemed a little preachy to me.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work

Well, there is an old style (like since late 19th century) beer place in Budapest called "The Apostles", because the tradition was that beer was to be consumed in reverent silence.

Not sure if that helps.

Posted by: Miklos, your genial guide to Budapest pub crawls at May 15, 2019 03:25 AM (QzkSJ)

611 Some day I will find a beer that I like. That does not taste like a bitter mess to me.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2019 03:28 AM (mx70g)

612

The liberal/tarian paradox goes along with the famous Arrow's Impossibility Theorem. It sort of deflates the notion of "democracy" and fairness.

Arrow basically proves that no voting system can be "fair" and consistent when there are more than two choices.

Further it shows there is no such thing as the "collective will" of two or more people (when there are more than two choices). Even if ever individual is rational, no system can ensure the collective choice function is rational in all cases.

Note that we developed a two party system, in effect forcing just two choices on the electoral system. That was not an accident... They didn't know Arrow at the time, but stability drove the system to that.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 15, 2019 03:28 AM (NMAzL)

613 Been laying here awake a hour and a half

Posted by: Skip at May 15, 2019 03:29 AM (BbGew)

614 Posted by: publius

The Ozzies actually implemented the Single Transferable Vote system, which is supposed to mitigate those problems.

Success? Try to get a straight answer from someone whose electoral system exists where toilets flush counter-clockwise.

Posted by: Miklos, actual political scientist on odd numbered Wednesdays at May 15, 2019 03:32 AM (QzkSJ)

615 Come to us Skip.

Come to us.

Posted by: the pancakes at May 15, 2019 03:33 AM (QzkSJ)

616
Well, as Arrow shows, and later theorems expanded on, no system can be devised that won't have a flaw. The only question is which flaws you prefer.

Some systems are better than others -- they don't screw up as much/as bad, but they still will screw up.

Another corollary of this shows why war can never be eliminated. In certain cases, there is no optimum choice. No system that can satisfy everyone. That is, no optimum. No matter what the system determines, you will have group who hates the result, and the in fact is harmed by the result.

If that group gets too big, then you're at a deadlock. War is the result. One side had to destroy the other to go forward.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 15, 2019 03:37 AM (NMAzL)

617 If that group gets too big, then you're at a deadlock. War is the result. One side had to destroy the other to go forward.
Posted by: publius,

Maybe divorce lawyers work on this principle.

Posted by: Miklos, with no experience in this at May 15, 2019 03:40 AM (QzkSJ)

618 Ok fine, I'm getting up

Posted by: Skip at May 15, 2019 03:43 AM (BbGew)

619 The blueberries are silently fighting a struggle to the death in Skip's kitchen.

"My turn" "No MY Turn"

Posted by: and the pancakes smile approvingly at May 15, 2019 03:47 AM (QzkSJ)

620
I'll give you a trivial example of this deadlock situation. Supposed you have three people and three choices. The choice is what to have for desert, A, B, or C, Apple pie, blueberry or Cherry.

Those three people have a circular cycle preference. Person 1 loves A, is meh on B, and hates C. Person 2 permutes that, loves B, meh on C, and hates A. Person 3 loves C, meh on A, and hates B.

No matter what voting system you use, 1 guy is going to be happy, one is meh, and the other is miserable.

That's a such a deadlock. The group is incompatible. The solution there is simple. You let each have which pie he wants.

But in the real world, you can't always do that. And that is when things get messy.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 15, 2019 03:49 AM (NMAzL)

621 Give me all three pies.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt, pie-monger at May 15, 2019 03:53 AM (ufFY8)

622
To boil the above example. Any voting choice will result in 2/3 being OK, and 1/3 being hopping mad, miserable.

You can see that none of the three choices is the best. They all have the same outcome, 2/3 all right, 1/3 pissed.

Thus, there is no group choice. No collective will. Just three different groups, any two of which can band together against the third.

This is a fundamental result and shows that no collective can every be completely consistent and well behaved.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 15, 2019 03:55 AM (NMAzL)

623 If AOC was old enough to run for president watching her debate trump would be fun. laura ingram.

Posted by: raimondo at May 15, 2019 03:56 AM (KyvO7)

624 But in the real world, you can't always do that. And that is when things get messy.
Posted by: publius

After bridge club, we go to lunch and Marge ALWAYS has the most expensive thing on the menu. I get half a chicken salad sandwich. But we pay together and we pay the same. That Marge.

She is good about asking people to volunteer for that nice Mr. Bernie Sanders For President, I'll give her that.

Posted by: Great Aunt Miklosina at May 15, 2019 03:58 AM (QzkSJ)

625 Give me all three pies.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt,

Control of consumption is a task for the vanguard of the masses.

Posted by: Lenin, wiping pie from his goatee at May 15, 2019 03:59 AM (QzkSJ)

626 president AOC lunches ingram. fun laura debates run old watch enough

Posted by: raimondo at May 15, 2019 04:03 AM (QzkSJ)

627 Rich congression and child support if their are now was arrest surviving her who hand in blank ballots fraud her two daughters here! the police who protect the children. Thats ayn rand's subsidized so the fraud he holliday is dec. 25 because to were paying if you don't get diabetes and child we letting the most of north carolina 9th district!

Posted by: raimondo at May 15, 2019 04:06 AM (QzkSJ)

628 raimondo- my guess is your from Argentina

Posted by: Skip at May 15, 2019 04:09 AM (BbGew)

629 Someone ate too much of that pie with the Colorado shrooms in it.
And it wasn't me.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt, pie-monger at May 15, 2019 04:10 AM (ufFY8)

630 Someone ate too much of that pie with the Colorado shrooms in it.
And it wasn't me.

Carlos Castaneda is dead, but his books still sell.

Posted by: Miklos, non-shroom-based anthropologist at May 15, 2019 04:15 AM (QzkSJ)

631 Not much out there, the calm before the storm maybe.

Posted by: Skip at May 15, 2019 04:41 AM (BbGew)

632 It's not even 5am yet?

Posted by: Skip at May 15, 2019 04:53 AM (BbGew)

633 Ok fine, I'm leaving




Have a great day everyone

Posted by: Skip at May 15, 2019 05:10 AM (BbGew)

634 Any time is a good time for pie.

Posted by: Fabienne at May 15, 2019 05:12 AM (uL22A)

635 Now I want key lime or dutch apple pie.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 15, 2019 05:13 AM (ycWCI)

636 hates ample pie nerds mure introspections soon

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 15, 2019 05:29 AM (RuIsu)

637 Two things:

1. If drinking more than 6 cups of coffee a day increases your chances of a heart attack members of the Navy would be dropping like flies. That Australian 'study' sounds like more BS.


2. There is absolutely no basis for these Roundup lawsuits and judgements. This is more out of control CA judge BS.

Posted by: Vic at May 15, 2019 05:29 AM (mpXpK)

638 Hiya - 2nd attempt

Posted by: JT at May 15, 2019 05:29 AM (OIMLN)

639 "This oil field would not run without the Mexican nationals, God bless their souls. The majority doing the hard work are Mexican nationals. Are they legal? Do they have their paper work?"

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I'm trying to think of a time "______-nationals" was ever used as a positive term.

Posted by: Moron Robbie remembers when painting your face as a caricature of a minority was wrong at May 15, 2019 05:53 AM (EOEiY)

640 I also enjoyed this from the same piece:

"Nearby, there was a baffling RV flying pro-Trump and "Don't Tread on Me" flags that was almost completely covered in stickers (Confederate flags and the "Make America Great Again" slogan were prominent).

I figured it must be the work of a compulsive (and almost certainly armed) traveling preacher of nationalism and far-right politics."

I'm guessing this isn't presented as an opinion piece and won't ever count as some type of political donation, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie remembers when painting your face as a caricature of a minority was wrong at May 15, 2019 06:03 AM (EOEiY)

641
Good morning, Hordians.

Let's get out there and shame the lunatics by living a good life today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 15, 2019 06:11 AM (X3lUd)

642 I is cheated...

Posted by: Big fat and round Stacey Abrams at May 15, 2019 06:14 AM (yhf6w)

643 Now I want key lime or dutch apple pie.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

I have all the necessary for Key Lime Pie.

I also live near an Amazon distribution center.

I won't eat the whole thing myself.

Talk to Jeff.

Posted by: Miklos, who learned sharing in school today at May 15, 2019 06:14 AM (QzkSJ)

644 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 15, 2019 06:16 AM (cqNba)

645 Morning all

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2019 06:18 AM (F8EBp)

646 But we will obey.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 14, 2019 10:08 PM (aA3+G)

Yes, I'm afraid so.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 15, 2019 06:18 AM (H8QX8)

647 Can't do Dutch apple pie.

The lousy windmillheads all left to paint Dutch Masters, or get some cheap cigars, whatever, like I speak freakin' Nederlandse.

Noisy bastards up and down the stairs, too. I thought Euros left their shoes outside, prissy as they are. Especially the wooden fag-clogs.

Posted by: Miklos, up all night (wasn't there a song?) at May 15, 2019 06:20 AM (QzkSJ)

648 Today I shall make an effort to tweak the ruling class.

FOAD list
Mueller
Clapper
Brenon
Comey
Bhussein
HRC
The Bush Clan

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 15, 2019 06:21 AM (JFO2v)

649 585 Kavanaugh was right about Apple. So were the 'liberals'.
Roberts was his corporatist self, and the 'conservatives' were all Muh Business Decisions.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 15, 2019 02:48 AM (ykYG2)

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Which leads me to believe that all these "conservative" judges Trump is appointing may be more likely be "pro-business" than conservative.

Posted by: MAGA at May 15, 2019 06:22 AM (t1/GK)

650 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 15, 2019 06:22 AM (u82oZ)

651 This week's local crop report:

Corn planting in Kansas is behind with just 46% of this season's crop now seeded, 21% behind normal. Wet fields is the main delay.

Soybean plantings are at 7%, 9% behind normal.

About 1% of the sorghum and sunflower crops have been planted.

Winter wheat is 35% headed, behind the 64% average. Wheat condition is 56% good to excellent, 33% fair, and 11% poor to very poor, which is much better than last year. Should be a bumper crop.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 15, 2019 06:27 AM (u82oZ)

652 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Top o ta mornin to ya gov'nor.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 15, 2019 06:28 AM (u82oZ)

653 Re; citizen traffic enforcers:

Soon enough these bike lane Batmen might get to play police for real under a proposed pilot program that would give citizens the ability to ticket each other for parking violations.


Wait until they realize that they will have to take off work to go to court when someone challenges a ticket.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2019 06:33 AM (F8EBp)

654 rickb223

David Brin wrote about this future in two books, the SF story Earth (where he had fun with the Swiss and a mini-black hole as the bad guys) and his prescient book The Transparent Society, from 1998.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 15, 2019 06:36 AM (u82oZ)

655 Wait until they realize that they will have to take off work to go to court when someone challenges a ticket.
Posted by: rickb223

Work?

Posted by: Bruce at May 15, 2019 06:37 AM (8ikIW)

656 G'morning, Salty.

A take-away phrase from last nights phone call.


' I didn't think it would get so hot...so damn fast, once we left the Suez'.

I'm not sure which is worse over there.
Main space MM on a conventional small boy in the 80's-90's, or flight deck.

Could be a toss-up on that one.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 15, 2019 06:39 AM (cqNba)

657 654 rickb223

David Brin wrote about this future in two books, the SF story Earth (where he had fun with the Swiss and a mini-black hole as the bad guys) and his prescient book The Transparent Society, from 1998.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 15, 2019 06:36 AM (u82oZ)

Did it have people dying from diseases we wiped out 20 years ago? What about poor people dying of diabetes and cardio diseases? Towns that do not so drunk driving stops to avoid arresting illegals? Just asking!

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 15, 2019 06:39 AM (JFO2v)

658 I was a bitch says Stephanie Wilkinson, co-owner of the Red Hen in Lexington and people called my out! boo mtuhafukn hoo

https://tinyurl.com/y3do8sr2

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 15, 2019 06:43 AM (JFO2v)

659 656
G'morning, Salty.



A take-away phrase from last nights phone call.





' I didn't think it would get so hot...so damn fast, once we left the Suez'.



I'm not sure which is worse over there.

Main space MM on a conventional small boy in the 80's-90's, or flight deck.



Could be a toss-up on that one.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 15, 2019 06:39 AM (cqNba)

If by MM you mean Machinest Mates in the Engine Room there is no contest. When I was on the Enterprise the CTG flats where our turbine generators were used to run 130F when we were in the IO. The main engine rook itself was hotter.

Posted by: Vic at May 15, 2019 06:45 AM (mpXpK)

660 If by MM you mean Machinest Mates in the Engine Room
there is no contest. When I was on the Enterprise the CTG flats where
our turbine generators were used to run 130F when we were in the IO. The
main engine rook itself was hotter.





Posted by: Vic at May 15, 2019 06:45 AM

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On The Midway the Boiler Techs had a 15 minute work shift limit on the boilers when we were in the Gulf in the summer. It got close to 140 degrees down there.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 15, 2019 06:46 AM (JUOKG)

661 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Flight deck. Because of all the aviation in addition to the heat. Hole snipes only had what's inside the piping, an unlikely boiler explosion, 1200 lb steam leak, or main space Bravo fire to worry about.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 15, 2019 06:46 AM (u82oZ)

662 "The worst of identity politics". Gibson's bakery sues Oberlin College for defamation. Dean of Students-named, interestingly enough "Raimondo" eggs students on in clashes. Oberlin should pay big time, but who knows what will happen:

https://tinyurl.com/y64u3z2a

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2019 06:47 AM (ahS0B)

663 660 On The Midway the Boiler Techs had a 15 minute work
shift limit on the boilers when we were in the Gulf in the summer. It
got close to 140 degrees down there.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 15, 2019 06:46 AM (JUOKG)

That is about what in ran right in from of our Steam Generator Control Panel. I used to hate that watch.

Posted by: Vic at May 15, 2019 06:48 AM (mpXpK)

664 "f by MM you mean Machinest Mates in the Engine Room there is no contest. When I was on the Enterprise the CTG flats where our turbine generators were used to run 130F when we were in the IO. The main engine rook itself was hotter."

Yup, that be what I'm talking about.

110 degrees at night down there, in the blast cooling vent.
130 to start, once a watch stander got out from the blast cooling stream.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 15, 2019 06:48 AM (cqNba)

665 rhennigantx

Brin did not. Clearly we are in a dystopia unforeseen by many of the best SF writers. Because they based the future on the age of reason, not neo-feudal desires of an insular and short-sighted coterie.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 15, 2019 06:49 AM (u82oZ)

666 Mornin' y'all.

Posted by: SMH at May 15, 2019 06:50 AM (RU4sa)

667 David Brin wrote about this future in two books, the SF story Earth (where he had fun with the Swiss and a mini-black hole as the bad guys) and his prescient book The Transparent Society, from 1998.
Posted by: NaCly Dog


I'll have to look those up. Thanks!

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2019 06:50 AM (F8EBp)

668 662 "The worst of identity politics". Gibson's bakery sues Oberlin College for defamation. Dean of Students-named, interestingly enough "Raimondo" eggs students on in clashes. Oberlin should pay big time, but who knows what will happen:

https://tinyurl.com/y64u3z2a
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2019 06:47 AM (ahS0B)

IIRC 3 or 4 black students were stealing them blind and when they reported it to police the school formed a ban. Black Privilege ya know!

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 15, 2019 06:51 AM (JFO2v)

669 661
Village Idiot's Apprentice



Flight deck. Because of all the aviation in addition to the heat.
Hole snipes only had what's inside the piping, an unlikely boiler
explosion, 1200 lb steam leak, or main space Bravo fire to worry about.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 15, 2019 06:46 AM (u82oZ)

The flight deck during flight operations was a damn dangerous area, and not because of the heat. If the jet exhausts did blow you over the side walking into a rotating prop on an E-2 Hawkeye or a cod sure would get you.

Posted by: Vic at May 15, 2019 06:51 AM (mpXpK)

670 M first ship, with seven gas turbines, was not that bad. But up to 110-120. I forgot about the heat.

On my second ship (with a steam plant ) I was on the bridge, mostly.

And with that it is past time to go.

Have a blessed day, everyone.

May every traffic light turn green as you approach. However, head on a swivel and have a General Mattis plan.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 15, 2019 06:55 AM (u82oZ)

671 Laters, Salty.

Posted by: SMH at May 15, 2019 06:56 AM (RU4sa)

672 Liawatha

Fox News is a hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 15, 2019 06:56 AM (JFO2v)

673 Liawatha

Fox News is a hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists
Posted by: rhennigantx


At best, she's delusional. At worst? She's mentally unstable.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2019 06:58 AM (F8EBp)

674 Be safe, Salty.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 15, 2019 06:58 AM (cqNba)

675 At best, she's delusional. At worst? She's mentally unstable.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2019 06:58 AM (F8EBp)

She has been lying for 40 years. Her book on bankruptcy is still used in schools when the DATA was lost and has never been validated.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 15, 2019 07:01 AM (JFO2v)

676 The flight deck during flight operations was a damn
dangerous area, and not because of the heat. If the jet exhausts did
blow you over the side walking into a rotating prop on an E-2 Hawkeye or
a cod sure would get you.





Posted by: Vic at May 15, 2019 06:51 AM

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We had one guy that got blown off the flight deck twice in his career. He was an AQ and the second time it happened all he could think of on the way down was "not again".

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 15, 2019 07:03 AM (JUOKG)

677 Hum? Is thing working

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 15, 2019 07:03 AM (Y+V3r)

678 Ok morning all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 15, 2019 07:03 AM (Y+V3r)

679 Frank Lutz on Fox News said AOC has the best chance out of any of the Democrats of beating Trump but she can't run because she is too young. I didn't even flag that article for a link, it's too stupid to link.

Posted by: Vic at May 15, 2019 07:04 AM (mpXpK)

680 676 We had one guy that got blown off the flight deck
twice in his career. He was an AQ and the second time it happened all he
could think of on the way down was "not again".


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 15, 2019 07:03 AM (JUOKG)


That was a damn long drop on the Enterprise.

Posted by: Vic at May 15, 2019 07:05 AM (mpXpK)

681 Fuck rapino with her lez dildo with hot sauce on it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 15, 2019 07:05 AM (Y+V3r)

682 679 Frank Lutz on Fox News said AOC has the best chance out of any of the Democrats of beating Trump but she can't run because she is too young. I didn't even flag that article for a link, it's too stupid to link.
Posted by: Vic at May 15, 2019 07:04 AM (mpXpK)

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Demanding that the age should be lowered in 3...2...

Posted by: SMH at May 15, 2019 07:06 AM (RU4sa)

683 Traveling at 30 knots also doesn't make the drop any better either.

Posted by: Vic at May 15, 2019 07:06 AM (mpXpK)

684 Heya NGU

Posted by: SMH at May 15, 2019 07:06 AM (RU4sa)

685 G'morning, Doc.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 15, 2019 07:07 AM (cqNba)

686 6 cups of coffee, only 22% increase in CVD risk at most ... I didn't understand the other numbers ... one was 11%, different methodologies or something.


Is that 8 oz. cups? Probably ... my mugs are probably 10 oz. when not quite full. I drink 3-4 of those, so low risk.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 15, 2019 07:07 AM (Cus5s)

687 Morning, Horde!

Posted by: sinalco at May 15, 2019 07:08 AM (yODqO)

688 686 Is that 8 oz. cups? Probably ... my mugs are probably 10 oz. when not quite full. I drink 3-4 of those, so low risk.


Posted by: illiniwek at May 15, 2019 07:07 AM (Cus5s)

I drink a 12 ounce glass of coffee every morning and that its for the day.

Posted by: Vic at May 15, 2019 07:09 AM (mpXpK)

689 We are getting non essential Personel out of Iraq? Glad we fought a war there and lost lives and limbs.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 15, 2019 07:09 AM (Y+V3r)

690 Look Mommy, there's a penis up in the sky!

Posted by: Punk Floyd at May 15, 2019 07:09 AM (UdKB7)

691 BTW, you squids make me glad I joined the Army.

May not have had cool ports of call, but, no possible death by drowning or sharks, or working in furnaces day in and day out.

Plus, I got to operate tanks.

And shoot them.

Posted by: SMH at May 15, 2019 07:10 AM (RU4sa)

692 Oh a big shout out to the loser ny knicks

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 15, 2019 07:10 AM (Y+V3r)

693 Are dogs and cats living together now? Tom Friedman is on my tv saying he agrees with a Trump and basically backing everything Trump is doing with regard to China.

Posted by: Bilwis satellite location at May 15, 2019 07:10 AM (4GdAH)

694 689
We are getting non essential Personel out of Iraq? Glad we fought a war there and lost lives and limbs.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 15, 2019 07:09 AM (Y+V3r)

They are definitely getting ready to hit Iran.

Posted by: Vic at May 15, 2019 07:11 AM (mpXpK)

695 690 Look Mommy, there's a penis up in the sky!

Posted by: Punk Floyd at May 15, 2019 07:09 AM (UdKB7)

Courtesy of the US Navy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 15, 2019 07:11 AM (Y+V3r)

696 689 We are getting non essential Personel out of Iraq? Glad we fought a war there and lost lives and limbs.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 15, 2019 07:09 AM (Y+V3r)

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What's going on in Iraq?

Or do I really want to know?

Posted by: SMH at May 15, 2019 07:11 AM (RU4sa)

697 Wow; There are actually some nice things on Twitter. This guy has a great feed. Scroll half way down for video of a little boy catching his first fish and above that is a video man born color blind seeing color for the first time. Great!

https://tinyurl.com/yxtq38cr

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2019 07:12 AM (ahS0B)

698 691
BTW, you squids make me glad I joined the Army.



May not have had cool ports of call, but, no possible death by drowning or sharks, or working in furnaces day in and day out.



Plus, I got to operate tanks.



And shoot them.

Posted by: SMH at May 15, 2019 07:10 AM (RU4sa)

And you did not have to try to sleep in coffins 20 feet below the jet engine test stand!

Posted by: Vic at May 15, 2019 07:12 AM (mpXpK)

699 That was a damn long drop on the Enterprise.





Posted by: Vic at May 15, 2019 07:05 AM

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His second fall was on the Midway, no where near as far as a Nuke Carrier. I can't recall what ship the first one was on.


I remember one time we pulled into the Carrier piers at Cubi Point in the Philippines and the Enterprise pulled into the next pier a few days later. Standing on the flight deck I had to look way up to see the flight deck on that Carrier. We were dwarfed.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 15, 2019 07:12 AM (JUOKG)

700 They are definitely getting ready to hit Iran.
Posted by: Vic at May 15, 2019 07:11 AM (mpXpK)

Nah. I wish but never gonna happen

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 15, 2019 07:12 AM (Y+V3r)

701 And you did not have to try to sleep in coffins 20 feet below the jet engine test stand!
Posted by: Vic at May 15, 2019 07:12 AM (mpXpK)

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Yep.

Scorpions and camel spiders were definitely worth it.

Posted by: SMH at May 15, 2019 07:13 AM (RU4sa)

702 EWhat's going on in Iraq?

Or do I really want to know?
Posted by: SMH at May 15, 2019 07:11 AM (RU4sa)

Just saber rattling

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 15, 2019 07:13 AM (Y+V3r)

703 Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 15, 2019 07:10 AM (Y+V3r)

NGU-Have you seem the video of Tim Conway playing a dentist just out of dental school and Harvey Korman as his first patient?. It's hilarious

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2019 07:13 AM (ahS0B)

704 699 I remember one time we pulled into the Carrier piers
at Cubi Point in the Philippines and the Enterprise pulled into the
next pier a few days later. Standing on the flight deck I had to look
way up to see the flight deck on that Carrier. We were dwarfed.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 15, 2019 07:12 AM (JUOKG)'
If I recall correctly it was 70 feet from the flight deck to the normal water level on the Enterprise.

Posted by: Vic at May 15, 2019 07:14 AM (mpXpK)

705 NGU-Have you seem the video of Tim Conway playing a dentist just out of dental school and Harvey Korman as his first patient?. It's hilarious
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2019 07:13 AM (ahS0B)

Yup a classic

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 15, 2019 07:14 AM (Y+V3r)

706 If y'all are Prime members, The Carol Burnett Show is showing there, including some lost episodes.

Posted by: SMH at May 15, 2019 07:15 AM (RU4sa)

707 Me-TV shows the Carol Burnett Show every night at 11E/10C.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 15, 2019 07:15 AM (oVJmc)

708 701 Yep.



Scorpions and camel spiders were definitely worth it.

Posted by: SMH at May 15, 2019 07:13 AM (RU4sa)

We have a lot of scorpions here and every poisonous spider and snake there is.

Posted by: Vic at May 15, 2019 07:16 AM (mpXpK)

709 Seriously?

Jim fucking Goad?

I can see my days here are numbered.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 15, 2019 07:17 AM (NRQlH)

710 Nothing beats living in the desert, burning shit and eating MRE's, and flying off Marshall mats every night into the land of 11!million oil well fires.

I do it all over again, though. I miss military aviation sorely.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 15, 2019 07:19 AM (6sskW)

711 You okay, Hikaru?

Posted by: SMH at May 15, 2019 07:19 AM (RU4sa)

712 IL had 10% of corn planted, compared to 66% average. But that was 10 days ago. They'll plant a lot this week.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 15, 2019 07:20 AM (Cus5s)

713 712 IL had 10% of corn planted, compared to 66% average. But that was 10 days ago. They'll plant a lot this week.
Posted by: illiniwek at May 15, 2019 07:20 AM (Cus5s)

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Looks like they are, even with all the rain, and the Mississippi at major flood stage.

Posted by: SMH at May 15, 2019 07:22 AM (RU4sa)

714 Justice Stevens says letting people defend themselves in their homes was worst decision in his life.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 15, 2019 07:23 AM (JFO2v)

715 EMT up

Posted by: Vic at May 15, 2019 07:23 AM (mpXpK)

716 The GOP has always told us, "This isn't the hill to die on".... meaning let's just yield the hill and forget about it.

Our new POTUS says, "You're right. It's not the hill for us to die on. It's the hill for them to die on."

a la Patton's famous (mythical?) line, "... by making the *other* sorry son a of a b*tch die for *his* country."

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 15, 2019 07:23 AM (Ct55T)

717 Justice Stevens says letting people defend themselves in their homes was worst decision in his life.
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 15, 2019 07:23 AM (JFO2v)

Yeah? Much better we just all lay down and die

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 15, 2019 07:24 AM (Y+V3r)

718
IL had 10% of corn planted, compared to 66% average. But that was 10 days ago. They'll plant a lot this week.





Posted by: illiniwek at May 15, 2019 07:20 AM

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Had a whole bunch of people decide to plant corn last year here in NE Texas. The drought we had last summer killed every bit of it.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 15, 2019 07:24 AM (JUOKG)

719 714 Justice Stevens says letting people defend themselves in their homes was worst decision in his life.
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 15, 2019 07:23 AM (JFO2v)

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As opposed to getting assaulted and/or killed.

Posted by: SMH at May 15, 2019 07:24 AM (RU4sa)

720 Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 15, 2019 07:12 AM (JUOKG)'
If I recall correctly it was 70 feet from the flight deck to the normal water level on the Enterprise.
Posted by: Vic at May 15, 2019 07:14 AM (mpXpK)

that is hitting the water at about 42 MPH. damn

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 15, 2019 07:24 AM (JFO2v)

721 Nood

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 15, 2019 07:26 AM (81OU+)

722 Did Raimondo have a stroke? Incoherence may be a sign of that. Or is it he just a comic who hates comedy like Andy Kaufman?

Posted by: Downcast at May 15, 2019 07:31 AM (p6Q7Q)

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