The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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Horatio Alger is a punchline in modern-day America, where the trend is to decrease the amount of work required ...for pretty much all things...and to increase the leisure time possibilities. Work ethic is a dirty word, and work-life balance is the mantra.

But one of the predicates of American Exceptionalism is the assumption -- really, the requirement -- that hard work is the key. And it was, for a very long time. The marvel of America was that unique combination of hard work and drive and entrepreneurial spirit and raw intelligence.

If minority kids want to take over America by outworking us, then by all means; have at it! That's the kind of immigrant we want. Many of our ancestors were exactly that!

Minority Kidsí Spelling Bee Dominance Proves Racism Is Far Less Important Than Work Ethic

How did kids from South Asia—including Bangladesh, Pakistan, and especially India—become so dominant in the National Spelling Bee competition? Personal dedication, family commitment, cultural acceptance, and community support.
The problem of course is that the majority of the current immigrants (the illegal sort mostly, but also the legal variety) do not have the Horatio Alger stories imprinted upon them. Their story is more like, "I want welfare and food stamps and free medical care, and you OWE me all of that!"

It isn't enough to shut down the borders and stop illegal immigration. It is also incumbent upon our legislature to return to an immigration policy that welcomes productive members of society: people who will add to the economy rather than just take. Whether those people come from Ireland or Germany or India or Chad is immaterial. They need to have the raw materials for greatness within the context of traditional American Exceptionalism.

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1 Those spelling kids - their grate!

Posted by: pep at June 11, 2019 11:02 AM (wW03z)

2 good morning monkey!

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 11, 2019 11:02 AM (d7Ww2)

3 Gud spellin nos no rasism

Posted by: Minority Kids at June 11, 2019 11:02 AM (tdVTp)

4 Monkey Time!!

Posted by: zeera with a new book, link in nic at June 11, 2019 11:02 AM (T9rmq)

5 Not using foreign words in the spelling bee is racist!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at June 11, 2019 11:02 AM (axyOa)

6 I'm slow this morning, onl.ly top ten. I blame Trump!

And the patriarchy!

Posted by: engineer at June 11, 2019 11:03 AM (10bW0)

7 A three letter word, J-O-B-S.

Posted by: Joey B. at June 11, 2019 11:03 AM (xSo9G)

8 Ready for another long Summer vacay.

On the taxpayer's dime!

Posted by: RBG at June 11, 2019 11:03 AM (MAstk)

9
Know how I knew there was a nood?

My aging tablet decided to rebood.

Burr mush ave

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at June 11, 2019 11:04 AM (E9ede)

10 I was quite impressed by Gaetz mockery of John Dean. He seems to have a gift for it. Talk about a target-rich environment.

Posted by: pep at June 11, 2019 11:04 AM (wW03z)

11 I learned a lot of good spelling here.
Bewbs
Raycist
Hawt

What do I win???

Posted by: Diogenes at June 11, 2019 11:04 AM (axyOa)

12 Morning horde, how is everyone?

Rowr.

*Still a lion*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:04 AM (bcbK8)

13 We have enough domestic layabouts we don't need to import exotic foreign varieties.

Posted by: steevy at June 11, 2019 11:05 AM (AjVAj)

14 Spelling bees, like dodgeball, are tools of oppression...
signed - Fucknuts that can't hold a real job

Posted by: LOL, Get Fuct at June 11, 2019 11:05 AM (JCUig)

15 26 hours of travel (including 13 hours just sitting in the post apocalyptic wasteland that is JFK) and we are arrived in Madrid.

I don't want to move from this bed.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 11, 2019 11:05 AM (1rbiA)

16 My sister was in a group that learned to spell phonetically; she's a terrible speller

Posted by: zeera with a new book, link in nic at June 11, 2019 11:05 AM (T9rmq)

17 Last thing America needs is more Chads.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:06 AM (NWiLs)

18 11 I learned a lot of good spelling here.
Bewbs
Raycist
Hawt

What do I win???
Posted by: Diogenes at June 11, 2019 11:04 AM (axyOa)

Tila Tequila?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:06 AM (bcbK8)

19 hola chavalos y chavalas

Posted by: E. Stan Bull at June 11, 2019 11:06 AM (B+t5k)

20 "Hait haz know hoam heer"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2019 11:06 AM (P4ykw)

21 Dodgeball and that all too familiar ringing sound of red rubber balls impacting the cranium.

Never forget...

Posted by: IP at June 11, 2019 11:06 AM (cn3ZE)

22 15 26 hours of travel (including 13 hours just sitting in the post apocalyptic wasteland that is JFK) and we are arrived in Madrid.

I don't want to move from this bed.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 11, 2019 11:05 AM (1rbiA)

If you can, get a necklace made of braided silver

There's this girl, works in a bar, I want to give it to.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:06 AM (bcbK8)

23 Mary Cloggenstein is a champion speller

Posted by: zeera with a new book, link in nic at June 11, 2019 11:07 AM (T9rmq)

24 Last thing America needs is more Chads.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:06 AM (NWiLs)



How about Jeremys?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 11, 2019 11:07 AM (OLCnA)

25 15 26 hours of travel (including 13 hours just sitting in the post apocalyptic wasteland that is JFK) and we are arrived in Madrid.


It would have been faster to swim.

Posted by: pep at June 11, 2019 11:07 AM (wW03z)

26 21 Dodgeball and that all too familiar ringing sound of red rubber balls impacting the cranium.

Never forget...
Posted by: IP at June 11, 2019 11:06 AM (cn3ZE)

If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.

Rowr.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:07 AM (bcbK8)

27 If you can, get a necklace made of braided silver

There's this girl, works in a bar, I want to give it to.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:06 AM (bcbK

Is she a fine girl?

Posted by: Jordan61, PNW MoMe Survivor & Awesome Mug Winner! at June 11, 2019 11:07 AM (Ez6QX)

28 Mary Cloggenstein is a champion speller

Posted by: zeera with a new book, link in nic at June 11, 2019 11:07 AM


Xhe's nailed grammar too.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 11, 2019 11:07 AM (axyOa)

29 12 Morning horde, how is everyone?

Rowr.

*Still a lion*
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:04 AM (bcbK

Pounce and seize!
Pounce pounce and seize!
P-O-U-N-C-E and S-E-I-Z-E!

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:07 AM (NWiLs)

30 12 Morning horde, how is everyone? Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:04 AM (bcbK

ZOD VINDICATION.

Posted by: Zod at June 11, 2019 11:08 AM (Bdeb0)

31 If you can, get a necklace made of braided silver

There's this girl, works in a bar, I want to give it to.



I know her. She's a fine girl. Would make a good wife.

Posted by: pep at June 11, 2019 11:08 AM (wW03z)

32 Spelling and grammar are racist.

Or sumting.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 11, 2019 11:08 AM (Boy/L)

33 I remember when being called a "Good Worker" was high praise.

Posted by: blake - used sock salesman at June 11, 2019 11:08 AM (qC1Sy)

34 A huge difference between kids from South Asia, Asia and other areas is the parents. The parents WANT their kids to do well, and they emphasize excellence in academics. They practice with their kids. They read with their kids. They do math with their kids. They focus on their kids doing well, because that is how you succeed.

Posted by: Moki at June 11, 2019 11:08 AM (mFoNl)

35 What do I win???
Posted by: Diogenes
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A free Yoga lesson!

Posted by: Laura Humpf at June 11, 2019 11:08 AM (xSo9G)

36 25 15 26 hours of travel (including 13 hours just sitting in the post apocalyptic wasteland that is JFK) and we are arrived in Madrid.


It would have been faster to swim.
Posted by: pep at June 11, 2019 11:07 AM (wW03z

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Probably.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 11, 2019 11:08 AM (1rbiA)

37 Looks like the dean circus yesterday backfired on the dems. No mention on drudge or cnn front pages.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 11, 2019 11:09 AM (JUOKG)

38 Culture plays a big role in this kind of assimilation. Cultures that respect learning tend to do well in particular.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 11, 2019 11:09 AM (RD7QR)

39 I used to be a great speller. I used to win all the spelling bees in my elementary school. But I've gotten bad over the years, for which I mostly blame autocorrect and Al Gore's amazing internet.

Posted by: bluebell at June 11, 2019 11:09 AM (4RipO)

40 34 A huge difference between kids from South Asia, Asia and other areas is the parents. The parents WANT their kids to do well, and they emphasize excellence in academics. They practice with their kids. They read with their kids. They do math with their kids. They focus on their kids doing well, because that is how you succeed.

Posted by: Moki at June 11, 2019 11:08 AM (mFoNl)

How horrible that those families have internalized the racism to such a degree!

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at June 11, 2019 11:09 AM (KUaJL)

41 You know, nobody in Horatio Alger's stories went from rags to splendid wealth. They DID go from rags to a middle class, or even upper middle class, existence.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 11, 2019 11:10 AM (ujg0T)

42 Last thing America needs is more Chads.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:06 AM (NWiLs)



How about Jeremys?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 11, 2019 11:07 AM


****

That was yesterday, and yesterday's gone.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 11, 2019 11:10 AM (axyOa)

43 11 I learned a lot of good spelling here.
Bewbs
Raycist
Hawt

What do I win???
Posted by: Diogenes at June 11, 2019 11:04 AM (axyOa)
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Bzzzt!

Wrong.

Rayciss.

Posted by: blake - used sock salesman at June 11, 2019 11:10 AM (qC1Sy)

44
I used to be a great speller. I used to win all the spelling bees in my
elementary school. But I've gotten bad over the years, for which I
mostly blame autocorrect and Al Gore's amazing internet.






Posted by: bluebell at June 11, 2019 11:09 AM

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Same here but I am adding old age to your list.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 11, 2019 11:10 AM (JUOKG)

45 38 Culture plays a big role in this kind of assimilation. Cultures that respect learning tend to do well in particular.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 11, 2019 11:09 AM (RD7QR)

Jah, Dalrymple 's 'Life on the Bottom' talked about how much better the Indian and Muslim immigrants did compared to poor whites, often rising out of low class in one generation.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:10 AM (bcbK8)

46 17 Last thing America needs is more Chads.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:06 AM (NWiLs)

So we're just supposed to leave the Chads hanging?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at June 11, 2019 11:10 AM (KUaJL)

47 17 Last thing America needs is more Chads.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:06 AM (NWiLs)

Not to mention Todds.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 11, 2019 11:11 AM (RD7QR)

48 If you can, get a necklace made of braided silver

There's this girl, works in a bar, I want to give it to.


I know her. She's a fine girl. Would make a good wife.
Posted by: pep at June 11, 2019 11:08 AM (wW03z)

But life, my lover, my lady...are the shelves.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 11, 2019 11:11 AM (Boy/L)

49 43
11 I learned a lot of good spelling here.

Bewbs

Raycist

Hawt



What do I win???

Posted by: Diogenes at June 11, 2019 11:04 AM (axyOa)

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Bzzzt!



Wrong.



Rayciss.

Posted by: blake - used sock salesman at June 11, 2019 11:10 AM (qC1Sy)


Also: Buttseks.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In Hm. at June 11, 2019 11:11 AM (CPk08)

50 Same here but I am adding old age to your list.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 11, 2019 11:10 AM (JUOKG)
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I'm sure you mean to YOUR list.


Posted by: bluebell at June 11, 2019 11:11 AM (4RipO)

51 What do I win???
Posted by: Diogenes
------------

A free Yoga lesson!

Posted by: Laura Humpf at June 11, 2019 11:08 AM


****

Hot Damn!!!

Oh Ms Humph! I can't way to see you stretch those yoga pants in that special way you do!

Posted by: Diogenes at June 11, 2019 11:11 AM (axyOa)

52 Why are clams happy?

Posted by: Yo! at June 11, 2019 11:12 AM (1XAal)

53 I'd prefer that we return to an immigration policy, or create a new one, which says:

"No immigrants. None. We're standing room only now. Sorry."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2019 11:12 AM (ClOmq)

54
How horrible that those families have internalized the racism to such a degree!
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at June 11, 2019 11:09 AM (KUaJL)



I know, right?!

I taught in Saudi, and had second graders that could do algebra. They weren't prodigies, they just worked hard. I was so proud of them!

Posted by: Moki at June 11, 2019 11:12 AM (mFoNl)

55 Relegated to top 100 for staying on the old thread too long.Bummer.

Posted by: FrodoB at June 11, 2019 11:12 AM (6bOIV)

56 I know Trump's efforts to close the border are paying off. The cartels are fighting for routes again. For the first time in a couple of decades my section of border saw heavy cartel fighting in Agua Prieta, Naco, and Nogales Sonora (Mexican towns directly across the border from Douglas, Naco, and Nogales AZ respectively).

Someone is challenging the Sinaloa cartel for supremacy. 10 dead last night. This is also the section that has seen large numbers of agents stripped away and sent to Texas ansd Yuma.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum) at June 11, 2019 11:12 AM (pOkbC)

57 The GOP went a little way toward taking some of the shine off Dean, but they might've done a better, more thorough job.

"So, Mr. Dean, in your opinion, what kind of a weedy little shitheel participates meaningfully in a coverup and then dimes out his colleagues when the boat starts taking on water? And as a follow-up question, do you live in a little crooked house with a crooked cat?"

Posted by: Zod at June 11, 2019 11:12 AM (Bdeb0)

58 MFM says speculating about Joe's health is "out of bounds". Eagerly awaits next week's remote psyc eval of Trump

Posted by: G marks the spot at June 11, 2019 11:13 AM (+4PAw)

59 New Project Veritas video: How Pinterest censors abortion groups, labels Ben Shapiro and Candace Owens as "white supremists".

Not surprising, but he's got the proof. Lawsuits, please!!

https://twitter.com/Project_Veritas

Posted by: Lizzy at June 11, 2019 11:13 AM (W+vEI)

60 52 Why are clams happy?
Posted by: Yo! at June 11, 2019 11:12 AM (1XAal)

They don't have to roll out of the sack and commute to work every day, plus they live at the beach for cheap.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 11, 2019 11:13 AM (RD7QR)

61 52
Why are clams happy?

Posted by: Yo! at June 11, 2019 11:12 AM (1XAal)



Because they always have the taste of clams in their mouths?

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In Hm. at June 11, 2019 11:13 AM (CPk08)

62 I've noticed, too, that what I always considered "normal", that we talk quite a bit about the "salt of the earth" types, the laborers and workers who do the hard jobs, those guys having lunch on the steel girders far above the city, the farmers covered in sweat and muck, that those people tend to be denigrated rather than praised.

Now maybe my impression is only that my parents never valued "class" above hard work and character (which sort of ended up meaning we weren't raised to be ambitious, just honest) and maybe people never praised the rough men with Dirty Jobs like I thought they did.

And I'd sort of thought that was actually a communist thing, too, except that there's not even praise for the working man from the left socialists, if there ever was.

But now the prospect of *labor* is mocked. Asking someone to push a broom is oppression. Talking about building work ethic in young people is mocked. (They should be focusing on school, not a job!) Kids working and contributing to the family isn't praised, it's portrayed as abuse. And people seem to want to decide for others what work is beneath them.

Posted by: Synova (reversion to pseudonymous) at June 11, 2019 11:13 AM (BD/yx)

63 My just graduated 8th grader got a Presidential Award for academics...his ability to spell is atrocious.

Imagine my pride when I came home and saw him put "straiten my room" on his chore chart...

Mind you its not just him this school is considered one of the best in Wisconsin. When I walked the NHD displays the kids do for history class I felt embarrassed for anyone involved when reading misspellings and horrendous grammar on even their main poster boards. I mean garbage level stuff!

I'm teaching him and the soon to be 3rd grader cursive this summer just so they can coherently sign a document later in life.

Posted by: H Badger at June 11, 2019 11:13 AM (n/0Nw)

64 53 I'd prefer that we return to an immigration policy, or create a new one, which says:

"No immigrants. None. We're standing room only now. Sorry."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2019 11:12 AM (ClOmq)



We certainly need to be much more choosy. We definitely need to go back to the 1921-1965 period, when it was restricted.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 11, 2019 11:13 AM (ujg0T)

65 >>I used to be a great speller. Posted by: bluebell at June 11, 2019 11:09 AM

"Gray," or "grey?"

Posted by: Zod at June 11, 2019 11:14 AM (Bdeb0)

66 I'm all for importin' them Venezuelan wimmens!

Posted by: Grapefruit LaCroix at June 11, 2019 11:14 AM (3U22A)

67 Last week was D-Day.

Today is E-Day. "Evisceration Day."

I bet Trump is skeered.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 11, 2019 11:14 AM (NFEMn)

68 GO LIONS!!! YEAAAAH, WHOO!

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:14 AM (NWiLs)

69 ---

Same here but I am adding old age to your list.

Scotsman, for the love of Pete, ALL 'ettes are twenty nine. ALL OF US.

Don't you forget it, either. We know how to use a shiv. bluebell has those knife skills classes.

Posted by: Moki at June 11, 2019 11:14 AM (mFoNl)

70
Gropin' Joe: I'm really glad to be in Ohio today. Maybe I can get some of those potatoes you are famous for. Hey little girl, you look real pretty.. .

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 11, 2019 11:14 AM (OLCnA)

71 It is also incumbent upon our legislature to return to an immigration
policy that welcomes productive members of society: people who will add
to the economy rather than just take.


In general since LBJ created the "Great Society" in 1965 there is only one class of people in the US who do the work, and they are diminishing every year as they see themselves taxed to death to support the lazy, lame, and sore grifters. And even now the communists are trying to support a new class of grifters coming in across the border.

Posted by: Vic at June 11, 2019 11:14 AM (mpXpK)

72 "No immigrants. None. We're standing room only now. Sorry."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2019 11:12 AM (ClOmq)


Sorry, we're closed.. Moose out front should have told you

Posted by: It's me donna at June 11, 2019 11:15 AM (O2RFr)

73 Why are clams happy?
Posted by: Yo! at June 11, 2019 11:12 AM (1XAal)
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Because they don't have Democrats in their world.

Posted by: bluebell at June 11, 2019 11:15 AM (4RipO)

74 It is ridiculous that government forms are available in dozens of different languages. This only prevents assimilation .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 11, 2019 11:15 AM (KtcMg)

75 FM says speculating about Joe's health is "out of bounds". Eagerly awaits next week's remote psyc eval of Trump

HOW MANY DIET COKES DOES HE DRINK????????

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 11, 2019 11:15 AM (Boy/L)

76 52 Why are clams happy?
Posted by: Yo! at June 11, 2019 11:12 AM (1XAal)

They are safe from ravening hordes of hate-filled lions.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:16 AM (bcbK8)

77 Willowed:

Imagine a couple hundred rons' and ettes' invading Canada?"

War Plan... sorta Red?
Posted by: Anon a mouse


Canadian Bacon.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2019 11:16 AM (wm53o)

78 Someone is challenging the Sinaloa cartel for supremacy. 10 dead last night.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert

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And the price for DNC congressional votes just went up as well.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at June 11, 2019 11:16 AM (YslsA)

79 2 Why are clams happy?

Ever heard them complain?

Posted by: It's me donna at June 11, 2019 11:17 AM (O2RFr)

80
Why are clams happy?
Posted by: Yo!

They don't have to roll out of the sack and commute to work every day, plus they live at the beach for cheap.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to


So why did the castaways want to leave Gilligan's Island?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 11, 2019 11:17 AM (aKsyK)

81 Some of my foreign student workers were much harder working than American students..... some of my American students were much harder working than foreign students..... slackerness is without borders

Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:17 AM (DpEis)

82 I'm all for importin' them Venezuelan wimmens!
Posted by: Grapefruit LaCroix at June 11, 2019 11:14 AM (3U22A)

Mu other job recently hired a young Venezuelan woman.
She's gorgeous--and I've never seen her wear a drop of make-up. She has long brunette hair and very white skin, not exotic looking at all.

The joke around the place is that she's really Russian.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 11, 2019 11:17 AM (NFEMn)

83 Posted by: H Badger at June 11, 2019 11:13 AM (n/0Nw)

I blame auto correct

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 11, 2019 11:17 AM (KtcMg)

84 It is also incumbent upon our legislature to return to an immigration
policy that welcomes productive members of society: people who will add
to the economy rather than just take.

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It's not actually clear to me that we should be even doing that. Any hard-working, intelligent person of high moral character that we import here leaves a vacuum in their home country to be filled by somebody lazy, stupid, and/or cruel.

I don't think other countries should just become "farm teams" for the USA and Western Europe to take all the talented people from so they can make us better at the expense of the places they come from.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at June 11, 2019 11:17 AM (KUaJL)

85 I'd prefer that we return to an immigration policy, or create a new one, which says:

"No immigrants. None. We're standing room only now. Sorry."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


We certainly need to be much more choosy. We definitely need to go back to the 1921-1965 period, when it was restricted.
Posted by: Curmudgeon


The golden age of immigration for the US was before the welfare state. This is not a coincidence.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 11, 2019 11:18 AM (AM1GF)

86 So why did the castaways want to leave Gilligan's Island?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 11, 2019 11:17 AM (aKsyK)

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Maybe we now know why they constantly failed?

Posted by: blake - used sock salesman at June 11, 2019 11:18 AM (qC1Sy)

87 65 >>I used to be a great speller. Posted by: bluebell at June 11, 2019 11:09 AM

"Gray," or "grey?"
Posted by: Zod at June 11, 2019 11:14 AM (Bdeb0)

Both are correct, if you're English.

Rowr

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:18 AM (bcbK8)

88 48 If you can, get a necklace made of braided silver

There's this girl, works in a bar, I want to give it to.


I know her. She's a fine girl. Would make a good wife.
Posted by: pep at June 11, 2019 11:08 AM (wW03z)

But life, my lover, my lady...are the shelves.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 11, 2019 11:11 AM (Boy/L)

Pro-Tip: Sell the necklace and use the money for whiskey and hookers in Tortuga.

Posted by: Roy at June 11, 2019 11:18 AM (Zct75)

89 This is so racist

P.o.t.a.t.o.e.

Posted by: Dan Quayle at June 11, 2019 11:18 AM (axW7y)

90 Gray," or "grey?"
Posted by: Zod at June 11, 2019 11:14 AM (Bdeb0)
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Both are correct, "gray" is more widely used but I use "grey" and always have. I read a lot as a kid and I think most of the books I read must have spelled it that way.

Posted by: bluebell at June 11, 2019 11:18 AM (4RipO)

91 I am just thankful that my Muslim student workers never went all jihadi in the labs.....

Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:18 AM (DpEis)

92 73
Why are clams happy?

Posted by: Yo! at June 11, 2019 11:12 AM (1XAal)

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Because they don't have Democrats in their world.



Posted by: bluebell at June 11, 2019 11:15 AM (4RipO)

No no no. Lots of invertebrate detritovores in the intertidal. A good number of brainless parasites and toxic worms too.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In Hm. at June 11, 2019 11:18 AM (CPk08)

93 "Gray," or "grey?"


Greigh.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 11, 2019 11:19 AM (fuK7c)

94 17 Last thing America needs is more Chads.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:06 AM (NWiLs)

What about Paulos?

Posted by: Someguy at June 11, 2019 11:19 AM (yK7zS)

95 80
Why are clams happy?
Posted by: Yo!

They don't have to roll out of the sack and commute to work every day, plus they live at the beach for cheap.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to

So why did the castaways want to leave Gilligan's Island?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 11, 2019 11:17 AM (aKsyK)

With Mary Ann AND Ginger there, I too wonder this.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:19 AM (bcbK8)

96 I don't think other countries should just become "farm teams" for the USA and Western Europe to take all the talented people from so they can make us better at the expense of the places they come from.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously


That assumes those people had a valued place in that society. Back in the day we were taking good people that got edged out by bad societies. The problem, as I see it, is that...well, we largely got them all, and it's only the low-grade ore coming now.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 11, 2019 11:19 AM (AM1GF)

97 Imagine a couple hundred rons' and ettes' invading Canada?"

War Plan... sorta Red?
Posted by: Anon a mouse
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We're gonna need code phrases.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 11, 2019 11:20 AM (CDGwz)

98 Same here but I am adding old age to your list.
>>
Also they keep adding new words.

Posted by: FrodoB at June 11, 2019 11:20 AM (6bOIV)

99 We shall not go to Gilligan's Island..... it is a silly place....

Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:20 AM (DpEis)

100 We certainly need to be much more choosy. We definitely need to go back to the 1921-1965 period, when it was restricted.
Posted by: Curmudgeon

The golden age of immigration for the US was before the welfare state. This is not a coincidence.
Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 11, 2019 11:18 AM (AM1GF)



Although from 1880 to 1920, we did get a floodtide of immigration as well. And with it came the Mafia.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 11, 2019 11:20 AM (ujg0T)

101 Gray," or "grey?" How about 'dull silver'?

Posted by: zeera with a new book, link in nic at June 11, 2019 11:20 AM (T9rmq)

102 So why did the castaways want to leave Gilligan's Island?
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Because they died in the shipwreck and they were in Hell.

Each represented one of the seven deadly sins.

Or at least some moron told me that. I'm still recovering.

Posted by: simplemind at June 11, 2019 11:20 AM (OtHd3)

103 >>Why are clams happy?

They get baked, make a cake, then go to casinos?

Posted by: Lizzy at June 11, 2019 11:20 AM (W+vEI)

104 I am just thankful that my Muslim student workers never went all jihadi in the labs.....
Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:18 AM (DpEis)

Don't think we never thought about it. Achmed was this close......

Posted by: Your Muslim Student Workers at June 11, 2019 11:20 AM (NFEMn)

105 97 Imagine a couple hundred rons' and ettes' invading Canada?"

War Plan... sorta Red?
Posted by: Anon a mouse
---------

We're gonna need code phrases.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 11, 2019 11:20 AM (CDGwz)

It's Canada. Just use plain English.

Posted by: Roy at June 11, 2019 11:20 AM (Zct75)

106 "We're gonna need code phrases."

John has a long mustache?

Posted by: IP at June 11, 2019 11:21 AM (cn3ZE)

107 Good gravy you all migrate fast. I was still back there reading and posting and BAM - you're 100 comments deep here!

Posted by: TheHoser at June 11, 2019 11:21 AM (IDjUx)

108 I think most of the books I read must have spelled it that way.


American vs Brit spelling. Were you reading Shakespeare?

Posted by: pep at June 11, 2019 11:21 AM (wW03z)

109
Spelling, grammar, and other language skills are a tool of the dominant culture to otherize black and brown bodies.

Encouraging migrant children to spell the way that the white patriarchy sees as "positive" and "valuable" is simply a fig leaf for encouraging internalized misogyny and racism at an early age when children are most impressionable.

Doun wif muh spellinz!

*beep bop boop*

Posted by: NPC at June 11, 2019 11:21 AM (AzW6q)

110 So, Zod, what vindicated you?

Is there good news in occupied territory today?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:21 AM (bcbK8)

111 So why did the castaways want to leave Gilligan's Island?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


Maybe we now know why they constantly failed?
Posted by: blake - used sock salesman


Do not let the act fool you. They were prisoners there, and Gilligan was their warden.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 11, 2019 11:21 AM (AM1GF)

112 99 We shall not go to Gilligan's Island..... it is a silly place....
Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:20 AM (DpEis)
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Yeah, and we all know the Professor would have been delivering babies at some point.

Posted by: blake - used sock salesman at June 11, 2019 11:21 AM (qC1Sy)

113 Nice little article in morning post about Biden essentially being Dole..... analysis... true...

Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:21 AM (DpEis)

114 clams dance!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUANmtaY1lQ

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 11, 2019 11:21 AM (d7Ww2)

115 But now the prospect of *labor* is mocked. Asking someone to push a broom is oppression. Talking about building work ethic in young people is mocked. (They should be focusing on school, not a job!) Kids working and contributing to the family isn't praised, it's portrayed as abuse. And people seem to want to decide for others what work is beneath them.

Posted by: Synova (reversion to pseudonymous) at June 11, 2019 11:13 AM (BD/yx)

The irony of it all is that the bourgeoisie, particularly the most mediocre sort who fear not being able to maintain their standard of living, are the ones who have embraced socialism, while the workers of America have united - against the socialists.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at June 11, 2019 11:21 AM (J+mig)

116 103 >>Why are clams happy?

They get baked, make a cake, then go to casinos?
Posted by: Lizzy at June 11, 2019 11:20 AM (W+vEI)

They're jealous of the oyster Rockefellers though.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:21 AM (NWiLs)

117 Why are clams happy?

They get baked, make a cake, then go to casinos?
Posted by: Lizzy at June 11, 2019 11:20 AM (W+vEI)

And they never say Nuthin'

Posted by: JoeF. at June 11, 2019 11:21 AM (NFEMn)

118 Mmm, Bangladesh, Pakistan and India are English speaking countries might help in a English Spelling Bee. All they have to do is understand American English uses Z instead of S for most common words. Who ask this stupid question?

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 11, 2019 11:21 AM (2LelM)

119 No no no. Lots of invertebrate detritovores in the intertidal. A good number of brainless parasites and toxic worms too.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In Hm. at June 11, 2019 11:18 AM (CPk0
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True, but they're not trying to take over the ocean and institute stupid and ridiculous policies.

Posted by: bluebell at June 11, 2019 11:21 AM (4RipO)

120 106 "We're gonna need code phrases."

John has a long mustache?

Posted by: IP at June 11, 2019 11:21 AM (cn3ZE)

The carrots are in the chili.

Posted by: Someguy at June 11, 2019 11:22 AM (yK7zS)

121 106
"We're gonna need code phrases."

John has a long mustache?



"How the fuck do you get rid of these fucking blackflies?!"?

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In Hm. at June 11, 2019 11:22 AM (CPk08)

122 74
It is ridiculous that government forms are available in dozens of different languages. This only prevents assimilation .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 11, 2019 11:15 AM (KtcMg)

...and in pubic schools we have online translators to do conference calls with parents. yeah, that can't be too expensive and no reason to learn English. In fact many of a 'certain ethnic persuasion' here in a border state think "fuvk you learn Spanish"..oops.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 11, 2019 11:22 AM (OX6sG)

123 I meant public but pubic works better.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 11, 2019 11:22 AM (OX6sG)

124 It's not actually clear to me that we should be even doing that. Any hard-working, intelligent person of high moral character that we import here leaves a vacuum in their home country to be filled by somebody lazy, stupid, and/or cruel.

I don't think other countries should just become "farm teams" for the USA and Western Europe to take all the talented people from so they can make us better at the expense of the places they come from.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at June 11, 2019 11:17 AM (KUaJL)



I would concur, with one exception: When that talented class of people are being persecuted.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 11, 2019 11:22 AM (ujg0T)

125 116 103 >>Why are clams happy?

They get baked, make a cake, then go to casinos?
Posted by: Lizzy at June 11, 2019 11:20 AM (W+vEI)

They're jealous of the oyster Rockefellers though.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:21 AM (NWiLs)

Now I'm picturing oysters with top hats and canes...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:22 AM (bcbK8)

126 Willowed:

Imagine a couple hundred rons' and ettes' invading Canada?"

War Plan... sorta Red?
Posted by: Anon a mouse

Tried that

Posted by: Finians at June 11, 2019 11:22 AM (25Dt7)

127 Putting on the Ritz!

Rowr

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:23 AM (bcbK8)

128 I always have to double check my spelling of Medieval.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 11, 2019 11:23 AM (KtcMg)

129 113 Nice little article in morning post about Biden essentially being Dole..... analysis... true...
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There is a big difference between Dole and Biden. Dole actually saw combat and was grievously wounded. Biden has hair plugs.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 11, 2019 11:23 AM (2LelM)

130 >>They're jealous of the oyster Rockefellers though.

Maybe if they weren't such quahogs the oyster might share?

Posted by: Lizzy at June 11, 2019 11:23 AM (W+vEI)

131 "How the fuck do you get rid of these fucking blackflies?!"?

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In Hm. at June 11, 2019 11:22 AM (CPk0

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More like deerflies and horseflies.

Those bad boys hurt when they bite.

Posted by: blake - used sock salesman at June 11, 2019 11:23 AM (qC1Sy)

132 >>97 Imagine a couple hundred rons' and ettes' invading Canada?"

Gorilla bath-salt cavalry. The 5th Doublewide Mechanized Meth Infantry.

No quarter given, none asked. Vae victis.

Posted by: Zod at June 11, 2019 11:23 AM (Bdeb0)

133 The shelf is against the wall.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 11, 2019 11:24 AM (Boy/L)

134 Rowr
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:23 AM (bcbK

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We are all connected by the great circle of life...

Roar.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice, Lion in Wait at June 11, 2019 11:24 AM (AzW6q)

135 "Gray," or "grey?"
Posted by: Zod at June 11, 2019 11:14 AM (Bdeb0)

Both are correct, if you're English.

Rowr
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:18 AM (bcbK

Gray if you're in America, Grey if you're in England. Don't recall where I heard that, but it seems right.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at June 11, 2019 11:24 AM (J+mig)

136 American vs Brit spelling. Were you reading Shakespeare?
Posted by: pep at June 11, 2019 11:21 AM (wW03z)
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Everything I could get my hands on. I don't know why "grey" stuck, but it did.

Posted by: bluebell at June 11, 2019 11:24 AM (4RipO)

137 133 The shelf is against the wall.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 11, 2019 11:24 AM (Boy/L)

The anchors have pulled out of the drywall.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:24 AM (NWiLs)

138 Mmm, Bangladesh, Pakistan and India are English speaking countries might help in a English Spelling Bee. All they have to do is understand American English uses Z instead of S for most common words. Who ask this stupid question?
Posted by: Puddin Head at June 11, 2019 11:21 AM (2LelM)


It's pronounced "zee" not "zed".

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 11, 2019 11:24 AM (aS1PU)

139 129 113 Nice little article in morning post about Biden essentially being Dole..... analysis... true...
-------------------
There is a big difference between Dole and Biden. Dole actually saw combat and was grievously wounded. Biden has hair plugs.
Posted by: Puddin Head at June 11, 2019 11:23 AM (2LelM)

True that..... I think it was about electability.....

Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:24 AM (DpEis)

140 Well said, CBD. Agree 100%

If you don't buy into the work ethic, bottom line, stay where you are, we don't want you.

Should be a baseline requirement that you will support yourself and your family. You need to prove yourself to us. Not vice versa.

Sounds harsh in today's world, I guess, but there it is.

Posted by: RM at June 11, 2019 11:24 AM (U3LtS)

141 It's not gray if you're underway.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:25 AM (NWiLs)

142 134 Rowr
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:23 AM (bcbK

------

We are all connected by the great circle of life...

Roar.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice, Lion in Wait at June 11, 2019 11:24 AM (AzW6q)

:paw bump:

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:25 AM (bcbK8)

143 Just for yucks, I headed on over to DailyKos, to see what Stalinists are thinking about today.
Kos himself makes a rare appearance, to upbraid Biden as delusional. Then there is a reader poll asking if the Feds are doing enough to contain the spread of virulent right-wing terrorism.
When Dean is mentioned (near the bottom) it is in the Dana Millbank context of "Whatever it is that Trump did is worse than Watergate, because at least during Watergate Republican Senators-With-Consciences acted to unseat Nixon. Would not happen today, and not because PDJT is innocent of all wrongdoing, but because the Senate GOP is so rabidly Trumpist. Bet you didn't know that!
What a pleasure to read. Lefty tears and jeers Monday over there.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 11, 2019 11:25 AM (LISuA)

144 The problem of course is that the majority of the current immigrants (the illegal sort mostly, but also the legal variety) do not have the Horatio Alger stories imprinted upon them. Their story is more like, "I want welfare and food stamps and free medical care, and you OWE me all of that!"

................

I've gotta disagree with you on that.

The south-of-the-border immigrants that come up here are very hard working individuals.

On these summer days, driving in to work, I see crews of landscapers cutting lawns and trimming trees.. all Hispanics.. they came here to work!

Yes.. they will take all the free shit they can grab.. and they have babies like rabbits, who all glom on to social services like schools and medical in the ER.

They are still a net drain on our society, and we really don't need that many low-level, uneducated workers.. so build the wall..

But they do come here to work.. and work hard they do.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 11, 2019 11:25 AM (so+oy)

145 I don't get the spelling bee. Being able to spell is better than not. But unfamiliar, infrequently used words are what a dictionary is for. The opportunity costs of knowing the spelling of rare words is too high. What's the point?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 11, 2019 11:25 AM (iys0/)

146 141 It's not gray if you're underway.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:25 AM (NWiLs)

LOL

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:25 AM (bcbK8)

147 Many lower class Mexicans work pretty hard, for less. But a big part of their "pay" is they get to escape Mexico, AND they can get subsidized by various forms of US welfare. The US black (I'm told by owner class from S Louisiana) don't have those same incentives, and many have that more militant attitude to boot.


But the heritage the hard working Mexicans bring (the ones not human/drug trafficking) includes ... lots of heavy drinking, laws don't mean much, accepting government is corrupt (so take what you can get from them), no alliance with US, we are just their corrupt/racist rich neighbor that deserves to be fleeced.


The Mexican government itself encourages them to speak Spanish, to keep allegiance to Mexico, drain the US of the profits to supprot their narco state, even offering pamphlets on what lies to tell to gain access to all the "free stuff" (enabling them to send more in remittances to support the narco state homeland).

Posted by: illiniwek at June 11, 2019 11:25 AM (Cus5s)

148 True, but they're not trying to take over the ocean and institute stupid and ridiculous policies.



Posted by: bluebell at June 11, 2019 11:21 AM (4RipO)

So they are more Democrats who run for the zoning board, rather than the federal ones. ...I guess the state and federal Dems are more like algal blooms. Red tide...

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In Hm. at June 11, 2019 11:25 AM (CPk08)

149 >>Is there good news in occupied territory today?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:21 AM (bcbK

Washington Post headline:

"It looked like a simple domestic murder. Then police learned about the alien reptile cult."

I *knew* their vanguard was already here!

Posted by: Zod at June 11, 2019 11:25 AM (Bdeb0)

150 Random post:

I was telling a friend that my Mercedes W204 felt a bit sluggish, even in Sport mode.

He said "Turn off the traction control."

Yeah. That did it. Woot.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at June 11, 2019 11:25 AM (PI1mW)

151 80
Why are clams happy?
Posted by: Yo!

They don't have to roll out of the sack and commute to work every day, plus they live at the beach for cheap.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to

So why did the castaways want to leave Gilligan's Island?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 11, 2019 11:17 AM (aKsyK)

Maryanne and Ginger became birth strikers, Lovey went into menopause, and Gilligan and the Skipper started spending WAY too much time together. The Professor just shrugged and pulled out the radio he had hidden when Maryanne was putting out.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 11, 2019 11:25 AM (RD7QR)

152 Special to Zod:

No write-in candidates allowed for Democrat primary in Virginia.

This diminishes your chances of winning the vote for Governor-General of the Commonwealth.

However, there is still a pathway to unanimous acclamation.

Posted by: blaster at June 11, 2019 11:25 AM (ZfRYq)

153 Sasha.... Grey, or Gray??...

Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:26 AM (DpEis)

154 Dole actually saw combat and was grievously wounded. Biden has hair plugs.



True, but they were installed with a nail gun. Explains a lot.

Posted by: pep at June 11, 2019 11:26 AM (wW03z)

155 I staff the trivia national championships for middle school and high school kids. I've joked that they eventually need a "Best White Performer" award or else none of them are ever going to be in the Top 5 again. The questions must not be racist enough.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at June 11, 2019 11:26 AM (oZ6kz)

156 145 I don't get the spelling bee. Being able to spell is better than not. But unfamiliar, infrequently used words are what a dictionary is for. The opportunity costs of knowing the spelling of rare words is too high. What's the point?
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 11, 2019 11:25 AM (iys0/)

Knowledge and the ability to perform under pressure are good in and of themselves.

A wider vocabulary is also useful if you wish to become upwardly mobile. People judge you based on how you speak.

Rowr.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:26 AM (bcbK8)

157 131
"How the fuck do you get rid of these fucking blackflies?!"?



Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In Hm. at June 11, 2019 11:22 AM (CPk0



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More like deerflies and horseflies.



Those bad boys hurt when they bite.

Posted by: blake - used sock salesman at June 11, 2019 11:23 AM (qC1Sy)

Go down to a garden store and get a few fly/wasp traps and put around the house outside. It'l take a while but eventually you'll get rid of them.

Posted by: Vic at June 11, 2019 11:26 AM (mpXpK)

158 I've gotta disagree with you on that.

The south-of-the-border immigrants that come up here are very hard working individuals.

On these summer days, driving in to work, I see crews of landscapers cutting lawns and trimming trees.. all Hispanics.. they came here to work!

Yes.. they will take all the free shit they can grab.. and they have babies like rabbits, who all glom on to social services like schools and medical in the ER.

They are still a net drain on our society, and we really don't need that many low-level, uneducated workers.. so build the wall..

But they do come here to work.. and work hard they do.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 11, 2019 11:25 AM (so+oy)



The first generation, sure. The second and n generations on get multicommunist indoctrinated in the schools.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 11, 2019 11:26 AM (ujg0T)

159 Dims realize.without Biden, they have no chance in Ohio or pa, which makes their map very hard.

Posted by: Jean at June 11, 2019 11:26 AM (25Dt7)

160 153 Sasha.... Grey, or Gray??...
Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:26 AM (DpEis)

Grey. Endorsed.

Rowr!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:27 AM (bcbK8)

161 What a pleasure to read. Lefty tears and jeers Monday over there.
Posted by: Huck Follywood

...........

yeah.. Daily Kooks is good for a laugh now and then.

Before I was banned there, I could troll those threads without even trying..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 11, 2019 11:27 AM (so+oy)

162 Work ethic is a dirty word

Hell, it's straight-up called "white supremacy" nowadays. As are punctuality, perfectionism, and so forth.

Posted by: rickl at June 11, 2019 11:27 AM (xjiRE)

163 Fascism is a dodgeball tanging off a face forever.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 11, 2019 11:27 AM (MITes)

164 salt guns for the flies

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 11, 2019 11:27 AM (d7Ww2)

165 Work ethnic.....

Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:27 AM (DpEis)

166 17 Last thing America needs is more Chads.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:06 AM (NWiLs)



Was Elliot Rodger the first InCel Immigrant?

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 11, 2019 11:28 AM (ujg0T)

167 164 salt guns for the flies
Posted by: nurse ratched at June 11, 2019 11:27 AM (d7Ww2)

And beer for the horses

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:28 AM (NWiLs)

168 149 >>Is there good news in occupied territory today?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:21 AM (bcbK

Washington Post headline:

"It looked like a simple domestic murder. Then police learned about the alien reptile cult."

I *knew* their vanguard was already here!
Posted by: Zod at June 11, 2019 11:25 AM (Bdeb0)

They Live

We Sleep

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:28 AM (bcbK8)

169 :paw bump:

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This will make a great rug.

Posted by: Someguy at June 11, 2019 11:28 AM (yK7zS)

170 One more funny, this time from NBC. They've appointed five (!!) moderators for the first Democrat primary debate. Five.

They are saving the proven stars, like Candy Crowley, for the later debates. This one only gets their "news" people.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 11, 2019 11:28 AM (LISuA)

171 Skimming so many comments this morning, I have to remind myself that

"Bride-to-be smashed head of Maid of honor who slept with fiance"

is a different story from shibumi's

"The positive side is that there is a cross dressing, maybe trans bridesmaid"

...

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at June 11, 2019 11:28 AM (E9ede)

172 Dodgeball and that all too familiar ringing sound of red rubber balls impacting the cranium.

Never forget...
Posted by: IP at June 11, 2019 11:06 AM (cn3ZE)

I had my wrist broken by a dodgeball strike when I was in Grade 4. Had a cast on it, and everything.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2019 11:28 AM (WG6O9)

173 You know, nobody in Horatio Alger's stories went from rags to splendid wealth. They DID go from rags to a middle class, or even upper middle class, existence.
Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 11, 2019 11:10 AM (ujg0T)

That's because their parents never taught them the most important thing about acquiring great wealth. Selling their souls to Lucifer. Oh, and giving an excellent blowjob.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 11, 2019 11:28 AM (m79Dg)

174 >>However, there is still a pathway to unanimous acclamation. Posted by: blaster at June 11, 2019 11:25 AM (ZfRYq)

Damn the luck. An electoral win would've minimized the squealing.

Wait.

Nevermind.

Posted by: Zod at June 11, 2019 11:29 AM (Bdeb0)

175 15. That airport should be declared off limits to humanity. You had to spend half a day there? GAH

Posted by: kallisto at June 11, 2019 11:29 AM (DcuIu)

176 108
I think most of the books I read must have spelled it that way.




American vs Brit spelling. Were you reading Shakespeare?

Posted by: pep at June 11, 2019

*
*
. . .
Or maybe Agatha Christie, Doyle, John Buchan, John Dickson Carr (even though he was American, he lived in England)?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2019 11:29 AM (ClOmq)

177 salt guns for the flies
Posted by: nurse ratched at June 11, 2019 11:27 AM (d7Ww2)

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He specifically said blackflies. This is a dogwhistle for the dominant white culture to exercise gun violence against people of color.

*beep bop boop*

Posted by: NPC at June 11, 2019 11:29 AM (AzW6q)

178 172 Dodgeball and that all too familiar ringing sound of red rubber balls impacting the cranium.

Never forget...
Posted by: IP at June 11, 2019 11:06 AM (cn3ZE)

I had my wrist broken by a dodgeball strike when I was in Grade 4. Had a cast on it, and everything.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2019 11:28 AM (WG6O9)


" The morning sun is shining like a Red Rubber Ball...."

Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:29 AM (DpEis)

179 Grey Gray Gay Gey......1% background, but pop up everywhere for some reasom?

Posted by: saf at June 11, 2019 11:30 AM (5IHGB)

180 I had my wrist broken by a dodgeball strike when I was in Grade 4. Had a cast on it, and everything.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2019 11:28 AM (WG6O9)

That's what happens when you throw bowling balls. One of life's important lessons.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 11, 2019 11:30 AM (m79Dg)

181 I would concur, with one exception: When that talented class of people are being persecuted.
Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 11, 2019 11:22 AM (ujg0T)

If other nations waste their talent and their hard workers, it's a wasted opportunity not to snag them. All I ask of any that we bring in is that they adjust their expectations to the reality of life in America, contribute to society, and come to terms with and find a place in our culture.

No handouts, no special accommodations.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at June 11, 2019 11:30 AM (J+mig)

182 Go down to a garden store and get a few fly/wasp traps and put around the house outside. It'l take a while but eventually you'll get rid of them.
Posted by: Vic
---------

Canada is a large country.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 11, 2019 11:30 AM (CDGwz)

183 I had my wrist broken by a dodgeball strike when I was in Grade 4. Had a cast on it, and everything.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2019 11:28 AM (WG6O9)

That's what happens when you throw bowling balls. One of life's important lessons.
=====
If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.

Posted by: simplemind at June 11, 2019 11:30 AM (ZcpiG)

184 Watched the new Fantastic Beasts movie on the airplane when I couldn't sleep. Might have been one of the worst big budget movies I've ever seen. Incomprehensible, terrible structured, ugly you look at, and completely devoid of actual characters.

Ugh. I overpaid.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 11, 2019 11:30 AM (WoOOs)

185 You know, nobody in Horatio Alger's stories went from rags to splendid wealth. They DID go from rags to a middle class, or even upper middle class, existence.
Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 11, 2019 11:10 AM (ujg0T)

That's because their parents never taught them the most important thing about acquiring great wealth. Selling their souls to Lucifer. Running for public office. Oh, and giving an excellent blowjob.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male


Fixt

Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2019 11:31 AM (wm53o)

186 In my youth dodge ball was strictly segregated, by sex, for obvious reasons....

Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:31 AM (DpEis)

187 I had my wrist broken by a dodgeball strike when I was in Grade 4. Had a cast on it, and everything.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2019 11:28 AM (WG6O9)

That what you get for being a dodgeball scab!

Posted by: Dodgeball Union Local 533 at June 11, 2019 11:31 AM (NWiLs)

188 183 I had my wrist broken by a dodgeball strike when I was in Grade 4. Had a cast on it, and everything.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2019 11:28 AM (WG6O9)

That's what happens when you throw bowling balls. One of life's important lessons.
=====
If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.
Posted by: simplemind at June 11, 2019 11:30 AM (ZcpiG)

=====

Yay. This made me happy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts and pre-order Crystal Embers today! at June 11, 2019 11:31 AM (WoOOs)

189 Those bad boys hurt when they bite.



Posted by: blake - used sock salesman at June 11, 2019 11:23 AM (qC1Sy)

Go
down to a garden store and get a few fly/wasp traps and put around the
house outside. It'l take a while but eventually you'll get rid of them.


Posted by: Vic at June 11, 2019 11:26 AM (mpXpK)

Won't get rid of the blackflies......
And the blackflies, the little blackflies
Always a blackfly, no matter where you go
I'll die with a blackfly pickin' my bones
In north Ontar-i-o-i-o
In north Ontar-i-ohttps://youtu.be/qjLBXb1kgMo (song starts about 40 seconds in)


Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In Hm. at June 11, 2019 11:31 AM (CPk08)

190 The woman in the PA murder was allegedly in an alien reptile cult. The leader of that cult apparently referred to her disciple as a "...Vampire Witch Reptilian Super Soldier."

Needless to say, Zod is now accepting this woman's newsletter.

Posted by: Zod at June 11, 2019 11:31 AM (Bdeb0)

191 He said "Turn off the traction control."

Yeah. That did it. Woot."

Yeah. Benz's TC shuts down all the fun. Unlike Porsche's...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 11, 2019 11:32 AM (6qErC)

192 https://youtu.be/qjLBXb1kgMo

fixed link

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In Hm. at June 11, 2019 11:32 AM (CPk08)

193 That's because their parents never taught them the most important thing about acquiring great wealth. Selling their souls to Lucifer. Oh, and giving an excellent blowjob.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 11, 2019 11:28 AM (m79Dg)

Don't be ridiculous. The secret is to have bought Amazon stock 20 years ago.

Posted by: Someguy at June 11, 2019 11:32 AM (yK7zS)

194 I wish we could overhaul the 'welfare' system. In quotes because I think way more abuse happens with SSDI abuse (now before you all tell me how hard it is to get SSDI, I know it aint easy for honest folks in honest cites/states), but I also know there are areas where crooked psych docs and the folks who evaluate the claims think that anyone born in neighborhood Z should be considered disabled and just funded for life and given happy pills.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at June 11, 2019 11:32 AM (rhI1M)

195 had my wrist broken by a dodgeball strike when I was in Grade 4. Had a cast on it, and everything.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2019 11:28 AM (WG6O9)

What did you guys play with, an actual '59 Dodge?

Posted by: JoeF. at June 11, 2019 11:32 AM (NFEMn)

196
The Mexican government itself encourages them to
speak Spanish, to keep allegiance to Mexico, drain the US of the
profits to supprot their narco state, even offering pamphlets on what
lies to tell to gain access to all the "free stuff" (enabling them to
send more in remittances to support the narco state homeland).

Posted by: illiniwek at June 11, 2019 11:25 AM (Cus5s)

All of this and more. Many get paid in cash and then get free stuff to. Some of that cash goes back to Mexico...if not we are paying for the necessities. (free school, meals, dental, medical) and they buy luxuries. Flatties. iphones, cars, tattoos, Xbox,watches. Yeah, I have my 'poor' students bragging about Black Friday purchases, and new phones...meanwhile all summer we still feed them breakfast and lunch at the school. WTF.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 11, 2019 11:32 AM (OX6sG)

197 182
Canada is a large country.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 11, 2019 11:30 AM (CDGwz)

Those critters do not travel very far from birth to death. Get rid of the ones around the house and don't worry about the rest.

Posted by: Vic at June 11, 2019 11:32 AM (mpXpK)

198 Running for public office. Oh, and giving an excellent blowjob.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male

Fixt
Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2019 11:31 AM (wm53o)

Isn't that redundant?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 11, 2019 11:32 AM (m79Dg)

199 WORK!?!

Posted by: Maynard G. Krebs at June 11, 2019 11:33 AM (ykq7q)

200 Don't be ridiculous. The secret is to have bought Amazon stock 20 years ago.
Posted by: Someguy at June 11, 2019 11:32 AM (yK7zS)

Yeah, and Lucifer would have told you that! He's great at stock tips.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 11, 2019 11:33 AM (m79Dg)

201 Mouse, coincidence - I'm considering a Porsche. Don't need the sedan much any more.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at June 11, 2019 11:33 AM (PI1mW)

202
Listening to Forty Reasons to be Cheerful by Graeme Koehne, but feeling very low today. Job hunting is a demeaning, degrading experience.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 11, 2019 11:34 AM (Wx/+I)

203 Isn't that redundant?"

Jaye P Morgan at the end of "the Popsicle Twins" on the Gong show - "That's how I got my start in Hollywood"

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 11, 2019 11:34 AM (6qErC)

204 201 Mouse, coincidence - I'm considering a Porsche. Don't need the sedan much any more.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at June 11, 2019 11:33 AM (PI1mW)

I considered a Porsche once. My bank account said lolgetfucked.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:34 AM (NWiLs)

205 Birth, School, Work, Death! - The Godfathers

Posted by: Archer at June 11, 2019 11:35 AM (gmo/4)

206 202
Listening to Forty Reasons to be Cheerful by Graeme Koehne, but feeling very low today. Job hunting is a demeaning, degrading experience.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 11, 2019 11:34 AM (Wx/+I)

I am right there with you.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:35 AM (NWiLs)

207 Birth, School, Work, Death! - The Godfathers
Posted by: Archer at June 11, 2019 11:35 AM (gmo/4)

I thought I was the only one who remembered them.
Played the shit out of that cassette.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 11, 2019 11:36 AM (NFEMn)

208 156 145 I don't get the spelling bee. Being able to spell is better than not. But unfamiliar, infrequently used words are what a dictionary is for. The opportunity costs of knowing the spelling of rare words is too high. What's the point?
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 11, 2019 11:25 AM (iys0/)

Knowledge and the ability to perform under pressure are good in and of themselves.

A wider vocabulary is also useful if you wish to become upwardly mobile. People judge you based on how you speak.

Rowr.


Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:26 AM (bcbK

I'm unconvinced. Time is finite. You can only know so many things. So you have to decide what's most important to know.

According to business insider, the winning words for the 2019 bee were: auslaut; erysipelas; bougainvillea; aiguillette; pendeloque; palama; cernuous; and odylic.

No one's upward mobility depends on knowing the spelling to these words (or really even knowing these words exist). If you used ,most of these words in everyday speech, you'd be as likely to provoke confusion, or even a negative reaction (as putting on airs), as a positive one.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 11, 2019 11:36 AM (iys0/)

209 204 201 Mouse, coincidence - I'm considering a Porsche. Don't need the sedan much any more.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at June 11, 2019 11:33 AM (PI1mW)

I considered a Porsche once. My bank account said lolgetfucked.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:34 AM (NWiLs)

Ask the Lord.... " Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes- Benz...."

Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:36 AM (DpEis)

210 Mouse, coincidence - I'm considering a Porsche. Don't need the sedan much any more."

Much fun to ensue. Trust me on that.

You see, Merc wants you to see what you're going to hit. Porsche figures you want to back into it...

(obscure references to understeer/oversteer for the non auto types out there)

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 11, 2019 11:36 AM (6qErC)

211 I considered a Porsche once. My bank account said lolgetfucked.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:34 AM (NWiLs)

Me too, I bought 20 acres of property, instead.

Posted by: BignJames at June 11, 2019 11:36 AM (ykq7q)

212 I considered a Porsche once. My bank account said lolgetfucked.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:34 AM (NWiLs)

Ask the Lord.... " Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes- Benz...."
Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:36 AM (DpEis)

He said the same thing.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:36 AM (NWiLs)

213 I considered a Porsche once. My bank account said lolgetfucked.
Posted by: Insomniac


The secret is working until your bank account resembles a phone number.

I did. Unfortunately, mine resembles 911.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2019 11:37 AM (wm53o)

214 Jaye P Morgan at the end of "the Popsicle Twins" on the Gong show - "That's how I got my start in Hollywood"
Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 11, 2019 11:34 AM (6qErC)

I used to watch that show, but I had to YouTube that clip.

The '70's both sucked and was the last decade we had freedom....

Posted by: JoeF. at June 11, 2019 11:37 AM (NFEMn)

215 Mouse, coincidence - I'm considering a Porsche. Don't need the sedan much any more.
Posted by: WitchDoktor
----------

*!*

I, OTOH, am looking for a used pickup truck. I sense that we live in different neighborhoods.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 11, 2019 11:37 AM (CDGwz)

216 Birth, School, Work, Death! - The Godfathers

Posted by: Archer at June 11, 2019 11:35 AM (gmo/4)



I thought I was the only one who remembered them.

Played the shit out of that cassette.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 11, 2019 11:36 AM (NFEMn)

Well, I am over 29. That and I listen to Sirius New Wave channel.

Posted by: Archer at June 11, 2019 11:37 AM (gmo/4)

217 Imagine you are a kid playing dodgeball against Randy Johnson...

Posted by: steevy at June 11, 2019 11:37 AM (AjVAj)

218 Speaking of cars, my search for a V6 AWD sedan is not giving me a ton of options.

Everyone is going to turbo 4 cylinder, which I don't really want.

I tried the Infiniti Q60. It was ok, not great but ok.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:38 AM (bcbK8)

219 Insom, I figure either I spend this money or I leave it for people who hate me to fight over.

The Carrera GTS looks like a nice Eff You in that context.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at June 11, 2019 11:38 AM (PI1mW)

220 200 Don't be ridiculous. The secret is to have bought Amazon stock 20 years ago.
Posted by: Someguy at June 11, 2019 11:32 AM (yK7zS)

Yeah, and Lucifer would have told you that! He's great at stock tips.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 11, 2019 11:33 AM (m79Dg)

Idk that I'd want to follow stock tips from the Prince of Lies. On the other hand, Hillary made an 100x profit in cattle futures in one year.

Posted by: Someguy at June 11, 2019 11:38 AM (yK7zS)

221 212 I considered a Porsche once. My bank account said lolgetfucked.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:34 AM (NWiLs)

Ask the Lord.... " Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes- Benz...."
Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:36 AM (DpEis)

He said the same thing.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:36 AM (NWiLs)


Try harder..... get down with Joel Osteen, or Creflo Dollar.... satisfaction guaranteed, or you love offering back....

Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:38 AM (DpEis)

222 "The secret is to have bought Amazon stock 20 years ago"

and not sell it when up 50% ... sigh.

Posted by: illiniwek at June 11, 2019 11:38 AM (Cus5s)

223 But now the prospect of *labor* is mocked. Asking
someone to push a broom is oppression. Talking about building work
ethic in young people is mocked. (They should be focusing on school, not
a job!) Kids working and contributing to the family isn't praised,
it's portrayed as abuse. And people seem to want to decide for others
what work is beneath them.

Posted by: Synova (reversion to pseudonymous) at June 11, 2019 11:13 AM (BD/yx


I am trying to teach my daughters that they have a wonderful opportunity being presented to them as young and able women - to work as electricians, plumbers or HVAC. They can leave high school and apprentice, then within a few years form their own "Two Sisters Plumbing" (or whatever field) , train other young ladies and run the company.
At first they looked at me like I was nuts, but I think it's starting to gain traction.

Posted by: TheHoser at June 11, 2019 11:38 AM (IDjUx)

224 According to business insider, the winning words for the 2019 bee were: auslaut; erysipelas; bougainvillea; aiguillette; pendeloque; palama; cernuous; and odylic.

No one's upward mobility depends on knowing the spelling to these words (or really even knowing these words exist). If you used ,most of these words in everyday speech, you'd be as likely to provoke confusion, or even a negative reaction (as putting on airs), as a positive one.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls


Or you are a french flower shop owner.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2019 11:38 AM (wm53o)

225 I don't get the spelling bee. Being able to spell is better than not. But unfamiliar, infrequently used words are what a dictionary is for. The opportunity costs of knowing the spelling of rare words is too high. What's the point?
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 11, 2019 11:25 AM (iys0/)

Develops mental acuity and visualization. Besides, what else are kids going to do? You want them doing drugs or banging your daughter?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 11, 2019 11:39 AM (m79Dg)

226 The '70's both sucked and was the last decade we had freedom....
Posted by: JoeF. at June 11, 2019 11:37 AM (NFEMn)



Actual wage and price controls? 3 alphabet networks that dictated the news? Disco? (OK, I keed). But let's not be too nostalgic.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 11, 2019 11:39 AM (ujg0T)

227 217 Imagine you are a kid playing dodgeball against Randy Johnson...
Posted by: steevy at June 11, 2019 11:37 AM (AjVAj)

Imagine being an adult and doing it, dude.

Posted by: John Kruk at June 11, 2019 11:39 AM (7HtZB)

228 OK


Posted by: nurse ratched at June 11, 2019 11:39 AM (d7Ww2)

229 218 Speaking of cars, my search for a V6 AWD sedan is not giving me a ton of options.

Everyone is going to turbo 4 cylinder, which I don't really want.

I tried the Infiniti Q60. It was ok, not great but ok.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:38 AM (bcbK

You might have to go for a crossover to get what you're looking for.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 11, 2019 11:39 AM (RD7QR)

230 I am trying to teach my daughters that they have a wonderful opportunity being presented to them as young and able women - to work as electricians, plumbers or HVAC. They can leave high school and apprentice, then within a few years form their own "Two Sisters Plumbing" (or whatever field) , train other young ladies and run the company.
At first they looked at me like I was nuts, but I think it's starting to gain traction.
=========
The Future is: Welding.

Posted by: Guy from the graduate at June 11, 2019 11:39 AM (/5xWW)

231 Try harder..... get down with Joel Osteen, or Creflo Dollar.... satisfaction guaranteed, or you love offering back....

Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:38 AM (DpEis)

Rev Ike still kickin'?

Posted by: BignJames at June 11, 2019 11:39 AM (ykq7q)

232 I have to say, my commute to and from work alone is enough to make me want to stay home eat Ho-Ho's and Lays BBQ chips all day while collecting welfare.

Posted by: JROD at June 11, 2019 11:39 AM (WZ41Q)

233 Eschew obfuscation.

Posted by: Philosomoron at June 11, 2019 11:40 AM (3fZAu)

234 Imagine you are a kid playing dodgeball against Randy Johnson..."

youngest mouse got banned from dodgeball - he would routinely knock kids down. Of course, he could also throw runners out at 2nd... without standing up.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 11, 2019 11:40 AM (6qErC)

235 The '70's both sucked and was the last decade we had freedom....
Posted by: JoeF. at June 11, 2019 11:37 AM (NFEMn)

There was freedom in the 80s, too, but everything really started taking a turn for the worse in the Clinton era - the economic growth masked a deep rot, and brought Silicon Valley to new prominence, setting the stage for many current woes.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at June 11, 2019 11:40 AM (J+mig)

236
(obscure references to understeer/oversteer for the non auto types out there)
Posted by: Anon a mouse
---------

"Look, if we add a 200 lb. weight under the front end, it will handle much more predictably."

Posted by: 911 Design Engineers at June 11, 2019 11:40 AM (xSo9G)

237 216 Birth, School, Work, Death! - The Godfathers

Posted by: Archer at June 11, 2019 11:35 AM (gmo/4)

I thought I was the only one who remembered them.

Played the shit out of that cassette.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 11, 2019 11:36 AM (NFEMn)

Well, I am over 29. That and I listen to Sirius New Wave channel.

Posted by: Archer at June 11, 2019 11:37 AM (gmo/4)



First wave, channel 33. Right down to the British announcers.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 11, 2019 11:40 AM (ujg0T)

238 why is it people can;t show up to their appointments on time?

this is not rocket science.
your appointment is at 830am. this is not a suggested time, and you don't get to waltz in 20 minutes late and then throw a fit becuase either, A you need to reschedule or B your appointment will be approximately 5 minutes long

I hate people

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 11, 2019 11:41 AM (d7Ww2)

239 My spelling is so bad that the spell checkers can't even recognize my attempts. Took 10 minutes to find out how to spell bureau yesterday. Plus in the 2-4th grades I had a German lady teacher who spoke English English.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at June 11, 2019 11:41 AM (WSavC)

240 We shall not go to Gilligan's Island..... it is a silly place....
Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:20 AM (DpEis)


It's only a model.

Posted by: Patsy at June 11, 2019 11:41 AM (9SkN+)

241 Mouse, truth. Even with ESC off I hit the gas and I still wait for a second while some Teutonic butler says "your speed, sir" and then the acceleration hits. The auto transmission is not very quick.

My BMW was the opposite. Very hyper with the manual gearbox.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at June 11, 2019 11:41 AM (PI1mW)

242 229 218 Speaking of cars, my search for a V6 AWD sedan is not giving me a ton of options.

Everyone is going to turbo 4 cylinder, which I don't really want.

I tried the Infiniti Q60. It was ok, not great but ok.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:38 AM (bcbK

You might have to go for a crossover to get what you're looking for.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at June 11, 2019 11:39 AM (RD7QR)

That's one option

I'm not super happy with the visibility with crossovers.

I guess I can try the Audi, Lexus, BMW and Acura sedan options but it's going to get pricey in a hurry.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:41 AM (bcbK8)

243 Speaking of cars, my search for a V6 AWD sedan is not giving me a ton of options. "

Sadly true. A good 6 cyl is a wonderful thing...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 11, 2019 11:41 AM (6qErC)

244 221 212 I considered a Porsche once. My bank account said lolgetfucked.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:34 AM (NWiLs)

Ask the Lord.... " Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes- Benz...."
Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:36 AM (DpEis)

He said the same thing.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:36 AM (NWiLs)


Try harder..... get down with Joel Osteen, or Creflo Dollar.... satisfaction guaranteed, or you love offering back....
Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:38 AM (DpEis)

Actually all I asked for was steady employment again. And lolgetfucked was the answer.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:41 AM (NWiLs)

245 Democrat AG's led by New York sue to stop T-Mobile-Sprint merger which is under review by the DoJ and recommended by the FCC. The deal was set to provide consumers with more choices beyond ATT and Verizon, but also provide a third 5G provider.

So Democrats have now taken to destroying American companies and hurting consumers because, Trump.

Got it.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 11, 2019 11:41 AM (VpIIl)

246 We had a guy in HS that ended up pitching in AA/AAA for a while. Coach would sit him out.

Posted by: Jean at June 11, 2019 11:41 AM (25Dt7)

247 Idk that I'd want to follow stock tips from the Prince of Lies. On the other hand, Hillary made an 100x profit in cattle futures in one year.
Posted by: Someguy at June 11, 2019 11:38 AM (yK7zS)

I resent that! I give those that sold their souls to me more than their money's worth. In cases like Hillary, I gave them too much. I'm the first to admit it.--Lucifer.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 11, 2019 11:41 AM (m79Dg)

248 Jaye P Morgan at the end of "the Popsicle Twins" on the Gong show - "That's how I got my start in Hollywood"
Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 11, 2019 11:34 AM (6qErC)

I used to watch that show, but I had to YouTube that clip.

The '70's both sucked and was the last decade we had freedom....
Posted by: JoeF. at June 11, 2019 11:37 AM (NFEMn)


I loved that show. Gene Gene The Dancing Machine and The Unknown Comic.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 11, 2019 11:42 AM (aS1PU)

249 194 I wish we could overhaul the 'welfare' system. In quotes because I think way more abuse happens with SSDI abuse (now before you all tell me how hard it is to get SSDI, I know it aint easy for honest folks in honest cites/states), but I also know there are areas where crooked psych docs and the folks who evaluate the claims think that anyone born in neighborhood Z should be considered disabled and just funded for life and given happy pills.
Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at June 11, 2019 11:32 AM (rhI1M)

SSDI has been broke about 3 or 4 years.

Posted by: Mayor Pete at June 11, 2019 11:42 AM (JFO2v)

250 231 Try harder..... get down with Joel Osteen, or Creflo Dollar.... satisfaction guaranteed, or you love offering back....

Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:38 AM (DpEis)

Rev Ike still kickin'?
Posted by: BignJames at June 11, 2019 11:39 AM (ykq7q)


Nah... he shuffled off his mortal coil ten years ago... of course, nature hates a vacuum, so others stepped up to the offering plate.....

Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:42 AM (DpEis)

251
Rev Ike still kickin'?
Posted by: BignJames
-----------

Prayer cloths, right here, prayer cloths. Only $50.00

Posted by: Rev. Ike at June 11, 2019 11:42 AM (xSo9G)

252 I hate people

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 11, 2019 11:41 AM (d7Ww2)

Uh...what about when I arrive on time and am made to wait for 45 minutes? How about the common courtesy of calling the patient and saying: "Hey! We are running late?"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 11, 2019 11:42 AM (wYseH)

253 238 why is it people can;t show up to their appointments on time?

this is not rocket science.
your appointment is at 830am. this is not a suggested time, and you don't get to waltz in 20 minutes late and then throw a fit becuase either, A you need to reschedule or B your appointment will be approximately 5 minutes long

I hate people
Posted by: nurse ratched at June 11, 2019 11:41 AM (d7Ww2)

Have you considered battering, disemboweling and devouring those more than 10 minutes late?

It's what all hate filled lions would do.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:42 AM (bcbK8)

254 My spelling is so bad that the spell checkers can't even recognize my attempts. Took 10 minutes to find out how to spell bureau yesterday. Plus in the 2-4th grades I had a German lady teacher who spoke English English.
Posted by: NOT THAT GUY

There's a tool for kids with dysgraphia, co-writer. Works with Google docs.

Posted by: Jean at June 11, 2019 11:43 AM (25Dt7)

255 Have you considered battering, disemboweling and devouring those more than 10 minutes late?

It's what all hate filled lions would do.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:42 AM (bcbK

Progress note:

Patient showed up with a fever.

Fever is gone.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at June 11, 2019 11:43 AM (KUaJL)

256 "Look, if we add a 200 lb. weight under the front end, it will handle much more predictably."
Posted by: 911 Design Engineers

True fact - they once bolted lead blocks onto 911s in an attempt to cure trailing throttle oversteer...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 11, 2019 11:44 AM (6qErC)

257 244 221 212 I considered a Porsche once. My bank account said lolgetfucked.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:34 AM (NWiLs)

Ask the Lord.... " Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes- Benz...."
Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:36 AM (DpEis)

He said the same thing.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:36 AM (NWiLs)


Try harder..... get down with Joel Osteen, or Creflo Dollar.... satisfaction guaranteed, or you love offering back....
Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:38 AM (DpEis)

Actually all I asked for was steady employment again. And lolgetfucked was the answer.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:41 AM (NWiLs)

Uff da. Interview didn't pan out?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:44 AM (bcbK8)

258 Have you considered battering, disemboweling and devouring those more than 10 minutes late?

If you're going to batter them, might as well fry them too.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:44 AM (NWiLs)

259 If the guys are lions, we gals are lionesses. Or loiness. Loinless?

Posted by: kallisto at June 11, 2019 11:44 AM (DcuIu)

260 But they do come here to work.. and work hard they do.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 11, 2019 11:25 AM (so+oy

They do but will also cut corners and hide it if necessary. They also are not concerned with any environmental rules. The good ones are those that overcome that learned behavior.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 11, 2019 11:44 AM (KtcMg)

261 The Mexican government itself encourages them to
speak Spanish, to keep allegiance to Mexico, drain the US of the profits
to supprot their narco state, even offering pamphlets on what lies to
tell to gain access to all the "free stuff" (enabling them to send more
in remittances to support the narco state homeland).

Posted by: illiniwek at June 11, 2019 11:25 AM (Cus5s

All that money being sent back to Mexico should be cut off. Spend it here or GTFO.

Posted by: TheHoser at June 11, 2019 11:44 AM (IDjUx)

262 My Town, St. Paul, MN. is a haven for Hmong immigrants. From SE Asia,they are uniformly hard working with strong families. I work in a neighborhood called Little Mekong. I am optimistic for my city... except the latest wave of immigrants are Somali.

Posted by: Bill Hedrick at June 11, 2019 11:44 AM (6vJUd)

263 Mark!

That's brilliant.

and CBD, we run late because the asshat before you was a dickweed and made everyone else late.

or someone was just diagnosed with cancer and needed a little extra time.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 11, 2019 11:44 AM (d7Ww2)

264
According to business insider, the winning words
for the 2019 bee were: auslaut; erysipelas; bougainvillea; aiguillette;
pendeloque; palama; cernuous; and odylic.
. . .
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 11, 2019

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My word knowledge is way, way broader than average. But I only recognized the second and third words! I suspect the fourth and fifth are recent loan (or theft) words from French and Spanish, and the sixth is Spanish too.



Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2019 11:44 AM (ClOmq)

265 259 If the guys are lions, we gals are lionesses. Or loiness. Loinless?
Posted by: kallisto at June 11, 2019 11:44 AM (DcuIu)

Lionesses. Not loinless, I hope.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:44 AM (bcbK8)

266 251
Rev Ike still kickin'?
Posted by: BignJames
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Prayer cloths, right here, prayer cloths. Only $50.00
Posted by: Rev. Ike at June 11, 2019 11:42 AM (xSo9G)

" Leap of Faith" was not supposed to be a tutorial movie....

Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:44 AM (DpEis)

267 So based on the previous thread, Victoria/Vancouver would be a great place to spend 7+ days next April/May with the spouse? She's never been out that way. I was in Seattle for a few days about 5 years ago and it was sunny the whole time. Spent '72-74 there as a kid and memories are grey or Mt Rainier hovering in the distance.

Posted by: jhawk90 at June 11, 2019 11:45 AM (Xvo1a)

268 I tried the Infiniti Q60. It was ok, not great but ok.
=====

One of the Cadillac crossovers is very nice. Of course, I seriously wanted a Ford Flex -- could see me crosscountry in one of those with the dogs and cat -- drivin' along in my automobile . . . no particular place to go.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 11, 2019 11:45 AM (MIKMs)

269 At first they looked at me like I was nuts, but I think it's starting to gain traction.

An eighth-grade friend of my daughter's has found that her 'thing' is wrenching on the 6-71 diesel on her Mariner Scout troop's boat.

Posted by: JEM at June 11, 2019 11:45 AM (8erNz)

270 If you're going to batter them, might as well fry them too.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:44 AM (NWiLs)

Disembowel, batter, *then* fry.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2019 11:45 AM (P4ykw)

271 258 Have you considered battering, disemboweling and devouring those more than 10 minutes late?

If you're going to batter them, might as well fry them too.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:44 AM (NWiLs)

Hmm. Pan-fired rude....could catch on.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:45 AM (bcbK8)

272 Uff da. Interview didn't pan out?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:44 AM (bcbK

I've heard nothing and the follow up email I sent last week has thus far been ignored. Pretty typical.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:45 AM (NWiLs)

273 for a foreigner, something like spelling is easier than the rest of the language ... or more importantly ... learning our culture and values, heritage and constitution.


Asians, or almost any other country, seem to have more national pride than (the left) half of Americans. Chinese come here and stay loyal to China, even to the point of stealing our tech from within.


Some from around the globe, want to leave their oppressive state, and would make great Americans ... BUT our education system doesn't raise them up to appreciate the founding principals ... rather they are taught to disdain them. Lamp of Lady Liberty ... shining the way for the world, being extinguished by a corrupt globalist elite.

Posted by: illiniwek at June 11, 2019 11:45 AM (Cus5s)

274 why is it people can;t show up to their appointments on time?
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They show up on time for NGU, I'm thinking.

Elsewise, they're out chipping rust.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 11, 2019 11:45 AM (xSo9G)

275 272 Uff da. Interview didn't pan out?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:44 AM (bcbK

I've heard nothing and the follow up email I sent last week has thus far been ignored. Pretty typical.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:45 AM (NWiLs)

Grr.

Poke them again. Some places are really slow at replying.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:45 AM (bcbK8)

276
Punctuality is the courtesy of gentlemen. But not, it seems, of ladies.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 11, 2019 11:46 AM (Wx/+I)

277 They show up on time for NGU, I'm thinking.

Elsewise, they're out chipping rust.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 11, 2019 11:45 AM (xSo9G)

Yeah not always. But if it is at the end of the day, I am out of here like the the wind

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 11, 2019 11:46 AM (FwN37)

278 "why is it people can;t show up to their appointments on time?

this is not rocket science. your appointment is at 830am. this is not a suggested time, and you don't get to waltz in 20 minutes late"

Yeah, I do.

Posted by: Pretty much every physician everywhere at June 11, 2019 11:46 AM (3fZAu)

279 My sister was a wrench head back in the 80s when she was a kid.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 11, 2019 11:46 AM (P4ykw)

280 The Bollywood film "Why Cheat India 2019" is a great look at the competitive (and corrupt) educational environment over there.

Posted by: These fish sticks are hard as tits at June 11, 2019 11:46 AM (1L9V9)

281 Insom, that sucks I'm sorry. Be persistent with them. Phone calls are harder to ignore.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at June 11, 2019 11:46 AM (PI1mW)

282 What kinda employment, Insom, if I may ask??

Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:46 AM (DpEis)

283 Gray if you're in America, Grey if you're in England. Don't recall where I heard that, but it seems right.
Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at June 11, 2019 11:24 AM (J+mig)

I use "gray" for the color, and normally think of "grey" only as a surname. But "gray" exists as a surname, too. English spelling, in England, was not exactly perfected and finalized in the Colonial era.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2019 11:47 AM (WG6O9)

284 They show up on time for NGU, I'm thinking.

Elsewise, they're out chipping rust.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 11, 2019 11:45 AM (xSo9G)

Yeah not always. But if it is at the end of the day, I am out of here like the the wind
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 11, 2019 11:46 AM (FwN37)

But yeah in the Navy if they no show, the front desk calls their Commands

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 11, 2019 11:47 AM (FwN37)

285 282 What kinda employment, Insom, if I may ask??
Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:46 AM (DpEis)

Gigolo.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:47 AM (NWiLs)

286 I guess I can try the Audi, Lexus, BMW and Acura sedan options but it's going to get pricey in a hurry.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019

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I'm enjoying my 2015 BMW 3 Series. If you get one, go used and CPO.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2019 11:47 AM (ClOmq)

287 But they do come here to work.. and work hard they do.

I don't care.
If they are here legally, then fine.
If not, send them back. We are either a sovereign nation or we are not. If not, then nothing matters.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 11, 2019 11:47 AM (axyOa)

288 I tried the Infiniti Q60. It was ok, not great but ok."

Oddly enough, the Ford Fusion is still available in V6 and AWD - and it goes like crazy. Had some seat time in one about a year ago... it's pretty fun.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 11, 2019 11:47 AM (6qErC)

289 285 282 What kinda employment, Insom, if I may ask??
Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:46 AM (DpEis)

Gigolo.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:47 AM (NWiLs)

Ah, there's the problem.... if it was for " contract killer", they'd bloody well reply....

Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:48 AM (DpEis)

290
I use "gray" for the color, and normally think
of "grey" only as a surname. But "gray" exists as a surname, too.
English spelling, in England, was not exactly perfected and finalized in
the Colonial era.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2019

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. . .

Jennifer Grey

Erin Gray

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2019 11:48 AM (ClOmq)

291 We shall not go to Gilligan's Island..... it is a silly place....
Posted by: kraken



Why did I read that in Pooh's voice?

We shall not go to Gilligan's Island, Piglet..... it is a silly place....

Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2019 11:48 AM (wm53o)

292 I'm enjoying my 2015 BMW 3 Series. If you get one, go used and CPO.

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Seconded.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at June 11, 2019 11:48 AM (PI1mW)

293 289 285 282 What kinda employment, Insom, if I may ask??
Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:46 AM (DpEis)

Gigolo.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:47 AM (NWiLs)

Ah, there's the problem.... if it was for " contract killer", they'd bloody well reply....
Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:48 AM (DpEis

Same as always - looking for an attorney position.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:49 AM (NWiLs)

294 285 282 What kinda employment, Insom, if I may ask??
Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:46 AM (DpEis)

Gigolo.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:47 AM (NWiLs)

Ever since they invented penile fracking that market has never been the same.

Posted by: Someguy at June 11, 2019 11:49 AM (yK7zS)

295 Insom - I'm on the job merry go round. It is a nightmare but the challenge has to be met. Just look at it as another mofo speed bump instead of a mountain that cannot be climbed.

Posted by: kallisto at June 11, 2019 11:49 AM (DcuIu)

296 I use "gray" for the color, and normally think
of "grey" only as a surname. But "gray" exists as a surname, too.
English spelling, in England, was not exactly perfected and finalized in
the Colonial era.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2019
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Jennifer Grey

Erin Gray
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


Earl Grey

Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2019 11:49 AM (wm53o)

297 Gigolo?

this is news to me, Insom.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 11, 2019 11:49 AM (d7Ww2)

298 273 for a foreigner, something like spelling is easier than the rest of the language ... or more importantly ... learning our culture and values, heritage and constitution.

Asians, or almost any other country, seem to have more national pride than (the left) half of Americans. Chinese come here and stay loyal to China, even to the point of stealing our tech from within.

Some from around the globe, want to leave their oppressive state, and would make great Americans ... BUT our education system doesn't raise them up to appreciate the founding principals ... rather they are taught to disdain them. Lamp of Lady Liberty ... shining the way for the world, being extinguished by a corrupt globalist elite.
Posted by: illiniwek at June 11, 2019 11:45 AM (Cus5s)



Sadly this. I was married to one once, fresh off the boat (or plane, as the case may be), and at times she would say things that made me ask "Whose side are you on?"

That and she was treacherous and only wanted what she could take from me. Oh well, it was that or the indoctrinated man hating quasi lesbians in the San Francisco area.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 11, 2019 11:50 AM (ujg0T)

299 Ever since they invented penile fracking that market has never been the same.
Posted by: Someguy at June 11, 2019 11:49 AM (yK7zS)

They Took Eeer Jerbs!

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at June 11, 2019 11:50 AM (KUaJL)

300 Porsche and Preachers and Spelling, oh my!

Posted by: Mayor Pete at June 11, 2019 11:50 AM (JFO2v)

301 297 Gigolo?

this is news to me, Insom.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 11, 2019 11:49 AM (d7Ww2)

It's an entry level position.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:50 AM (NWiLs)

302 Gigolo?

this is news to me, Insom.



Posted by: nurse ratched at June 11, 2019 11:49 AM


****

You are SOOOOO busted.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 11, 2019 11:50 AM (axyOa)

303 Lady Jane Grey......

Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:51 AM (DpEis)

304 Earl Grey
Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2019 11:49 AM


Hot!

Posted by: Jean Luc Picard at June 11, 2019 11:51 AM (3fZAu)

305 or someone was just diagnosed with cancer and needed a little extra time.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 11, 2019 11:44 AM (d7Ww2)

Sure...I get it. The attitude is that the M.D.'s time is worth more than my time.

Sorry, but that doesn't fly. If you are running late, then call me and give me the option to reschedule or arrive later. It is offensive in the extreme to be treated as if my time is worth nothing, and that I am at the beck and call of a physician.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 11, 2019 11:51 AM (wYseH)

306 It's an entry level position.
Posted by: Insomniac


phrasing?

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 11, 2019 11:51 AM (d7Ww2)

307 Punctuality is the courtesy of gentlemen. But not, it seems, of ladies.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh
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My dad, a patient man, said that my mother was twenty minutes late to their wedding, and never caught up.

Now, I logically figured that meant I was born twenty minutes late. Which explains my congenital lateness. There's nothing I can do about it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 11, 2019 11:51 AM (xSo9G)

308 That's because their parents never taught them the
most important thing about acquiring great wealth. Selling their souls
to Lucifer. Oh, and giving an excellent blowjob.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 11, 2019 11:28 AM (m79Dg)
===Go onnnnnn ...

Posted by: Jussie at June 11, 2019 11:51 AM (IDjUx)

309 295 Insom - I'm on the job merry go round. It is a nightmare but the challenge has to be met. Just look at it as another mofo speed bump instead of a mountain that cannot be climbed.
Posted by: kallisto at June 11, 2019 11:49 AM (DcuIu)

It is a nightmare, especially if you are as non-diverse as I am.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:51 AM (NWiLs)

310 What position do attorneys favor?

Posted by: kallisto at June 11, 2019 11:51 AM (DcuIu)

311 Speaking of Grey, the Dark Phoenix movie sucked. That's a franchise Jean Grey killed twice now.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at June 11, 2019 11:51 AM (PI1mW)

312 "she was treacherous and only wanted what she could take from me"
___
So... we were in-laws once?

Posted by: IP at June 11, 2019 11:51 AM (cn3ZE)

313 It's an entry level position.
Posted by: Insomniac


phrasing?
Posted by: nurse ratched at June 11, 2019 11:51 AM (d7Ww2)

yow

Posted by: BignJames at June 11, 2019 11:52 AM (ykq7q)

314 Gigolo?

this is news to me, Insom.
Posted by: nurse ratched at June 11, 2019 11:49 AM (d7Ww2)

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You haven't heard the Good News about INSOMNIVM?

It's not so much being a gigolo, as being an enlightened being from another plane of existence.

It's a whole thing. He has pamphlets.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 11, 2019 11:52 AM (AzW6q)

315 292
I'm enjoying my 2015 BMW 3 Series. If you get one, go used and CPO.


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Seconded.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at June 11, 2019

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And BMW does offer an all-wheel-drive, called XDrive.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2019 11:52 AM (ClOmq)

316 As long as you are not the " American Gigolo"""... that guy was a ponce.....

Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:52 AM (DpEis)

317 What position do attorneys favor?
Posted by: kallisto at June 11, 2019 11:51 AM (DcuIu)

Depends on who pays them the most

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 11, 2019 11:52 AM (FwN37)

318 It's an entry level position.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:50 AM (NWiLs)

The right candidate can slide right in...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 11, 2019 11:52 AM (wYseH)

319 My dad, a patient man, said that my mother was twenty minutes late to their wedding, and never caught up.

Now, I logically figured that meant I was born twenty minutes late. Which explains my congenital lateness. There's nothing I can do about it.
Posted by: Mike Hammer


Crap. I was born two months early. That explains it.
I'd rather be an hour early than 5 minutes late.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2019 11:52 AM (wm53o)

320 265 259 If the guys are lions, we gals are lionesses. Or loiness. Loinless?
Posted by: kallisto at June 11, 2019 11:44 AM (DcuIu)

Lionesses. Not loinless, I hope.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:44 AM (bcbK

Second Hand Lion?

Posted by: Don QQQ at June 11, 2019 11:52 AM (NgKpN)

321 What position do attorneys favor? "

*rings up Stormy D*

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 11, 2019 11:52 AM (6qErC)

322 It's a whole thing. He has pamphlets.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 11, 2019 11:52 AM (AzW6q)



I'll have a pamphlet soon.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at June 11, 2019 11:52 AM (9SkN+)

323 I don't get the spelling bee. Being able to spell is better than not. But unfamiliar, infrequently used words are what a dictionary is for. The opportunity costs of knowing the spelling of rare words is too high. What's the point?
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 11, 2019 11:25 AM (iys0/)

The point of spelling bees is not to get all the kids to be able to spell "antidisestablishmentarianism", but to get them comfortable with spelling all the common words in daily use, plus all the less-common, but still vitally-important words you need to know in order to be educated.

It's kind of hard to look up a word in the dictionary if you don't know how to spell it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2019 11:53 AM (WG6O9)

324 Earl Grey
Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2019 11:49 AM (wm53o)

Blech, I hate Earl Grey. Tastes like aftershave.

Posted by: Jordan61, PNW MoMe Survivor & Awesome Mug Winner! at June 11, 2019 11:53 AM (Ez6QX)

325 Gigolo?
this is news to me, Insom.
Posted by: nurse ratched at June 11, 2019 11:49 AM


There are a million stories in the blog that never sleeps.

This is one of them.

Posted by: Sgt. Friday at June 11, 2019 11:53 AM (3fZAu)

326 What position do attorneys favor?
Posted by: kallisto


Some call it Down Dog.
Most just call it Child Support Payments.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2019 11:54 AM (wm53o)

327 The drill turneth the wrong direction

Posted by: mog smash at June 11, 2019 11:54 AM (qMjSx)

328 Gigolo?
this is news to me, Insom.
Posted by: nurse ratched at June 11, 2019 11:49 AM

There are a million stories in the blog that never sleeps.

This is one of them.

Posted by: Sgt. Friday at June 11, 2019 11:53 AM



Working Vice again I see.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 11, 2019 11:54 AM (axyOa)

329 324 Earl Grey
Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2019 11:49 AM (wm53o)

Blech, I hate Earl Grey. Tastes like aftershave.
Posted by: Jordan61, PNW MoMe Survivor & Awesome Mug Winner! at June 11, 2019 11:53 AM (Ez6QX)

Drink a lot of aftershave, do you?

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:54 AM (NWiLs)

330 "But unfamiliar, infrequently used words are what a dictionaryautocucumber is for"

FTFY(ignor the grammer)

Posted by: IP at June 11, 2019 11:54 AM (cn3ZE)

331 Most just call it Child Support Payments.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 11, 2019 11:54 AM (wm53o)

AKA The Primary Reason I'm Totally Fucking Broke

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:55 AM (NWiLs)

332 Drink a lot of aftershave, do you?
Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:54 AM (NWiLs)

Fine, it tastes like what aftershave smells like.

Posted by: Jordan61, PNW MoMe Survivor & Awesome Mug Winner! at June 11, 2019 11:56 AM (Ez6QX)

333 My conscience says that I have slacked here enough this morning....... what to do, what to do?????

Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:56 AM (DpEis)

334 286 I guess I can try the Audi, Lexus, BMW and Acura sedan options but it's going to get pricey in a hurry.

Audi: beautifully made, often design choices that make them very difficult to service (case in point: https://tinyurl.com/hp39y6u) they never use one part when three will do the job.

Lexus: I have a love/hate relationship with these, some are so ugly (RX) that I cross the street or turn around to avoid looking at them, the little IS isn't bad, some Lexes have weird ergonomics or just don't quite feel right. Funny that the first-generation ES300 (FWD Camry with all the headroom removed) seems to last forever, we have a busload of them around the neighborhood mostly on their fourth or fifth owners.

BMW: Used to be great, went through a 'wilderness period' a few years back with lots of brittle cooling system parts and lousy interior designs, the interiors are better now but I haven't looked at the durability of new ones lately. I have a 20-year-old 5-series and they've been jacking up the parts prices mercilessly, what was once a $40 piece of plastic is now $300.

Acura: They're mostly ugly, they're mostly wrong-wheel drive, buy an Accord instead.

Posted by: JEM at June 11, 2019 11:56 AM (8erNz)

335 An eighth-grade friend of my daughter's has found
that her 'thing' is wrenching on the 6-71 diesel on her Mariner Scout
troop's boat.

Posted by: JEM at June 11, 2019 11:45 AM (8erNz


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A marina and a local college just north of us teamed up to offer a completely FREE 8-month course on repairing marine motors. At its end, those passing were almost assured of jobs starting at $25-30 an hour.

They couldn't get enough people to even start the course. One of my friend's sons looked at it and said, "Yeah, that sounds hard." Four years later, he is still working at McDonald's and living in the basement.

Posted by: Jussie at June 11, 2019 11:56 AM (IDjUx)

336 318
It's an entry level position.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:50 AM (NWiLs)

The right candidate can slide right in...


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 11, 2019 11:52 AM (wYseH)


Does he get paid under the table?

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In Hm. at June 11, 2019 11:56 AM (CPk08)

337 I'll have a pamphlet soon.
Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at June 11, 2019 11:52 AM (9SkN+)

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Can I sign up at grifterneedingpants@prodigy.net?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 11, 2019 11:56 AM (AzW6q)

338 333 My conscience says that I have slacked here enough this morning....... what to do, what to do?????
Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:56 AM (DpEis)

Slack more. OWN it!

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 11:56 AM (NWiLs)

339 Hard work is racist and a symptom of white supremacy..

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 11:56 AM (UXe5A)

340 You know, nobody in Horatio Alger's stories went from rags to splendid wealth. They DID go from rags to a middle class, or even upper middle class, existence.
Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 11, 2019 11:10 AM (ujg0T)

That's because their parents never taught them the most important thing about acquiring great wealth. Selling their souls to Lucifer. Oh, and giving an excellent blowjob.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 11, 2019 11:28 AM (m79Dg)

Heh. One of the literary Morons needs to write a Kamala Harris bio in the Horatio Alger style.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2019 11:57 AM (WG6O9)

341 "Drink a lot of aftershave, do you?"

So its a couple belts of Aqua Velva before work from time to time but I can stop if I want to. Stop judging.

Posted by: IP at June 11, 2019 11:57 AM (cn3ZE)

342 I was usually one of the first to sit down during elementary schools classroom spelling bees. Which was where I wanted to be, sitting at my desk, free to daydream.

Posted by: Archer at June 11, 2019 11:57 AM (gmo/4)

343 I'm first-generation American. Truer words were never written.

Posted by: creeper at June 11, 2019 11:57 AM (kujMl)

344 Fine, it tastes like what aftershave smells like.
Posted by: Jordan61, PNW MoMe Survivor & Awesome Mug Winner! at June 11, 2019 11:56 AM


Cool. Next time this comes up, we'll know who to Axe.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 11, 2019 11:57 AM (3fZAu)

345 Sock to the wash.

Posted by: TheHoser at June 11, 2019 11:58 AM (IDjUx)

346
My conscience says that I have slacked here enough this morning....... what to do, what to do?????

Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:56 AM


you can't slack all day unless you start in the morning

build on your success so far

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 11, 2019 11:58 AM (9C0cu)

347 Modern day Mercedes are junk quality. Lease for 2 or 3 years while under warranty. But do NOT even think of buying used and out of warranty.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 11:59 AM (UXe5A)

348 Heh. One of the literary Morons needs to write a Kamala Harris bio in the Horatio Alger style.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2019 11:57 AM (WG6O9)



With great diligence she knelt down and grasped Willie Brown's tool firmly..... :-D

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 11, 2019 11:59 AM (ujg0T)

349 The boss is up.

Posted by: IP at June 11, 2019 11:59 AM (cn3ZE)

350 Nood... just sayin'....

Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:59 AM (DpEis)

351 A marina and a local college just north of us teamed up to offer a completely FREE 8-month course on repairing marine motors. At its end, those passing were almost assured of jobs starting at $25-30 an hour.

Frankly, I'd do that...

Posted by: JEM at June 11, 2019 11:59 AM (8erNz)

352 A huge difference between kids from South Asia, Asia and other areas is the parents. The parents WANT their kids to do well, and they emphasize excellence in academics. They practice with their kids. They read with their kids. They do math with their kids. They focus on their kids doing well, because that is how you succeed.

Posted by: Moki at June 11, 2019 11:08 AM (mFoNl)

All this is true, as far as it goes. But there is another cultural factor that frankly, the Asians (regardless of which part of Asia they come from) are loath to talk about. Yes, the parents of these kids push them to work hard, study hard and all that, true, which is why they are often successful (and make no mistake, it is NOT because they are somehow inherently more intelligent than most; I've worked with too many of them over the years to fall for that bullshit; it's all about the work/study ethic, nothing more). But if for whatever reason the kid is disinclined to comply with these directives, then Mom and Dad will not hesitate to beat the living crap out of that kid until he/she complies. Oh yes, there is a little matter of direct discipline involved in this too...

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at June 11, 2019 12:00 PM (p0pYQ)

353 350 Nood... just sayin'....
Posted by: kraken at June 11, 2019 11:59 AM (DpEis)

Ah, another example of a word we learned to spell at AoS!

Posted by: Jordan61, PNW MoMe Survivor & Awesome Mug Winner! at June 11, 2019 12:01 PM (Ez6QX)

354 Those critters do not travel very far from birth to death. Get rid of the ones around the house and don't worry about the rest.
Posted by: Vic at June 11, 2019 11:32 AM (mpXpK)

I have had those damned deer flies follow me for literally miles down a cutline in the bush.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2019 12:02 PM (WG6O9)

355 260
But they do come here to work.. and work hard they do.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 11, 2019 11:25 AM (so+oy



They do but will also cut corners and hide it if necessary. They
also are not concerned with any environmental rules. The good ones are
those that overcome that learned behavior.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 11, 2019 11:44 AM (KtcMg)

+++Last year there was a crew of 100% Spanish speaking men who were contracted to re insulate and repaint my entire apt. complex. What a mess!They slopped paint everywhere, grey (or gray) over blue and vise versa. My apt alone they broke one window with a ladder, left big globs of paint on the deck walls, and the first time I opened my front door after it was repainted, a foot long strip of paint came off. Another crew and another company was hired to redo the complete fiasco the first crew made - mostly made up of white males with a couple Spanish speakers.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 11, 2019 12:02 PM (EjlXc)

356 334
286 I guess I can try the Audi, Lexus, BMW and Acura sedan options but it's going to get pricey in a hurry.



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Mark,

Buick's Regal offers an AWD. My 2011, though slow-ish (it lacked the turbo and so was only 180 hp) and FWD, was solid and reliable for the almost five years I owned it. Their new one, the Sportback, looks like a 4-door coupe and yet has a hatchback and 250 hp. And it looks great and will save lots of $$$$. Have a look: https://tinyurl.com/y5dkkydy

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2019 12:03 PM (ClOmq)

357 The Democrat "debates" are going to be the most sickening spectacles you have seen in a long time.

Like the Kavanaugh hearings but without any right for any of us to reply.

Just a 100% neverending stream of lies and bs about Trump all concentrated to persuade the average schlub that we are in an unprecedented crisis and the only solution is the Democrats.

Posted by: ... at June 11, 2019 12:04 PM (hHFOx)

358 And that will just be the moderators.

Posted by: ... at June 11, 2019 12:04 PM (hHFOx)

359 Heh. One of the literary Morons needs to write a Kamala Harris bio in the Horatio Alger style.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2019 11:57 AM (WG6O9)

I was born a poor, mocha colored child. Through hard work, perseverance, attention to detail, and offering Willie a Handi-Wipe for cleanup, I soon improved my station in life to that of a well-compensated whore.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 11, 2019 12:05 PM (m79Dg)

360 237. Loved First Wave when I had Sirius. And Studio 54. Haha YES

Posted by: kallisto at June 11, 2019 12:05 PM (DcuIu)

361 I guess I can try the Audi, Lexus, BMW and Acura sedan options but it's going to get pricey in a hurry.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:41 AM (bcbK

You could buy an old Jensen with the Ferguson 4WD system. Better yet, buy two, so you have one to drive while the other is in the shop.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2019 12:08 PM (WG6O9)

362 Uh...what about when I arrive on time and am made to wait for 45 minutes? How about the common courtesy of calling the patient and saying: "Hey! We are running late?"
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 11, 2019 11:42 AM (wYseH)

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A regular occurrence at the VA.

In any case, 15 minutes prior is a good rule to follow.

Posted by: SMH at June 11, 2019 12:09 PM (RU4sa)

363 361 I guess I can try the Audi, Lexus, BMW and Acura sedan options but it's going to get pricey in a hurry.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 11:41 AM (bcbK

You could buy an old Jensen with the Ferguson 4WD system. Better yet, buy two, so you have one to drive while the other is in the shop.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2019 12:08 PM (WG6O9)

that also seems sub-optimal...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 12:16 PM (bcbK8)

364 So based on the previous thread, Victoria/Vancouver would be a great place to spend 7+ days next April/May with the spouse? She's never been out that way. I was in Seattle for a few days about 5 years ago and it was sunny the whole time. Spent '72-74 there as a kid and memories are grey or Mt Rainier hovering in the distance.
Posted by: jhawk90 at June 11, 2019 11:45 AM (Xvo1a)

Grew up in Vancouver. It is very green there, because it rains a lot. When it's not raining, it's very nice. If you can't see the mountains, it's raining. If you can see the mountains, it's going to rain.

Victoria is about half as rainy as Vancouver. The Gulf islands, drier still. The car ferries have become very expensive.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2019 12:18 PM (WG6O9)

365 They become dominant by not shucking and jiving to third world - or fourth world - culture!

Posted by: Mark Matis at June 11, 2019 12:20 PM (nZJej)

366 364 So based on the previous thread, Victoria/Vancouver would be a great place to spend 7+ days next April/May with the spouse? She's never been out that way. I was in Seattle for a few days about 5 years ago and it was sunny the whole time. Spent '72-74 there as a kid and memories are grey or Mt Rainier hovering in the distance.
Posted by: jhawk90 at June 11, 2019 11:45 AM (Xvo1a)

Grew up in Vancouver. It is very green there, because it rains a lot. When it's not raining, it's very nice. If you can't see the mountains, it's raining. If you can see the mountains, it's going to rain.

Victoria is about half as rainy as Vancouver. The Gulf islands, drier still. The car ferries have become very expensive.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2019 12:18 PM (WG6O9)

Victoria is very nice, very pretty and touristy. Unless it's cold and rainy, like when I went.

If the weather's nice, it's great; though April and May can't promise good weather.

7 days MIGHT be a bit much, it's not that big a town.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 12:24 PM (bcbK8)

367 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 11, 2019 12:03 PM (ClOmq)

Thanks, I'll take a look.

I'm trying to stick to Jap and Kraut cars but I'll research the Buick

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at June 11, 2019 12:24 PM (bcbK8)

368 "If minority kids want to take over America by outworking us, then by all means; have at it! "

What the fuck is this?

Posted by: Rollory at June 11, 2019 01:16 PM (6qUAn)

369 @34

"A huge difference between kids from South Asia, Asia and other areas is the parents."

That's racist.

Posted by: Rollory at June 11, 2019 01:17 PM (6qUAn)

370 352 A huge difference between kids from South Asia, Asia and other areas is the parents. The parents WANT their kids to do well, and they emphasize excellence in academics. They practice with their kids. They read with their kids. They do math with their kids. They focus on their kids doing well, because that is how you succeed.

Posted by: Moki at June 11, 2019 11:08 AM (mFoNl)

All this is true, as far as it goes. But there is another cultural factor that frankly, the Asians (regardless of which part of Asia they come from) are loath to talk about. Yes, the parents of these kids push them to work hard, study hard and all that, true, which is why they are often successful (and make no mistake, it is NOT because they are somehow inherently more intelligent than most; I've worked with too many of them over the years to fall for that bullshit; it's all about the work/study ethic, nothing more). But if for whatever reason the kid is disinclined to comply with these directives, then Mom and Dad will not hesitate to beat the living crap out of that kid until he/she complies. Oh yes, there is a little matter of direct discipline involved in this too...



I'm in Silicon Valley where there is a high population of successful Indians. They push their kids and they push them hard. Part of it is that, yes, they do want them to succeed like they did. But the ugly part is that they also use their kids as a status symbol, putting them into the most prestigious schools and pushing them to be the top in their class. There is a sub-culture here that is extremely vain, very much like we've seen in the USC Hollywood scandal, where social status is measured by your job title, the home(s) you own, the cars you drive, and the academic status of your children.

Posted by: JustALowlySoftwareEng at June 11, 2019 01:24 PM (CDCKr)

371 138 It's pronounced "zee" not "zed".

"E-Z" as shorthand for "easy" doesn't work in Canada, but they use it anyway. Goddamn cultural appropriation, I tell you!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at June 11, 2019 03:10 PM (CxApx)

372 So ten years or so ago, I was involved in the local spelling bee. The winners from each participating school faced off for the privilege of moving ahead to the next level of competition.
We sat there for round after round as contestants were slowly eliminated. Then, because the spellers were so talented, the judges ran out of words from the published list of obscure words. So they had to go to a secondary list of more common English words. Once they switched to normal words, the spellers started dropping like flies. They couldn't spell. They could only parrot back the spellings of obscure words they had memorized.
Needless to say, I was disillusioned with the whole spelling bee process.

Posted by: Commonsensemom at June 11, 2019 10:35 PM (NSIL9)

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