Shock! Female Millennial Clickbait "Journalist" Is Super Duper Impressed by Her Non-Accomplishments, Wants Experts to Defer to Her Non-Expertise

A "journalist" at noted leftwing clickbait outrage site New Republic.



All journalists do think this -- they think that merely being a reporter on some beat makes them a subject-matter expert on the beat covered.

If you're a science reporter -- pumping out fake "chocolate prevents heart attacks!" stories fed to you by a guy clowning on the media -- that makes you An Scientist. If you report on business or the economy, that makes you An Businessman or An Economist.

Any journalist who has ever written a short story about CERN thinks she's pretty much a high-energy physicist, only technically missing a credential here or there, but otherwise, yeah, a working high-energy physicist herself.

They really do believe this. "I wrote the word 'quarks' in an article one time! And now I can split atoms with my mind!!!"

Because they're stupid. The stupid do not know what they don't know.

Everything seems simple to the stupid, because they're simple-minded themselves.

And a friend points out: Five years doing something hardly makes anyone an expert. A medical doctor who's been a physician for five and a half years would still call himself young and inexperienced. A musician who's been doing it for five years would still think of himself as raw.

Again, only a complete incompetent looks at her completely unimpressive credentials and is impressed by them.

Bonus: Donkey-Chompers declares "Patriarchy has no gender."




Although Patriarchy has no gender, I'm reliably informed it does have a big old dicknballs.


thanks to steevy.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 06:17 PM




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1 Bill Nye wants a word about this.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 10, 2019 06:18 PM (FTlwv)

2 So where's the lead-in to her tweet?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at July 10, 2019 06:19 PM (7s3Gx)

3 Top ten, plus all journalists are scientists bro

Posted by: cornbred at July 10, 2019 06:20 PM (I9p1S)

4 LOL get fucked

Posted by: steevy at July 10, 2019 06:20 PM (AjVAj)

5 Roomy

Posted by: cornbred at July 10, 2019 06:20 PM (I9p1S)

6 Your "Journalism" degree was based only on your ability to blow your instructors competently, and your "5 1/2 Years" ain't shit next to my 30 years of studying everything that has ever been written on the topic.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 10, 2019 06:21 PM (Kpl3J)

7 All climate experts say fuck. It's a proven fact

Posted by: G marks the spot at July 10, 2019 06:21 PM (rJ9Bq)

8 sorry I don't know what prompted this particular feminist freak-out.

I assume it was a Hate Crime, of the "a *MAN* dared to disagree with me" type.

Posted by: ace at July 10, 2019 06:21 PM (PbpT7)

9 The "and 1/2" is something kids do to measure their age to sound older.

Posted by: the dandy at July 10, 2019 06:21 PM (wrO39)

10 corgis summoned

Posted by: cornbred at July 10, 2019 06:22 PM (I9p1S)

11 5-1/2 years?

That would make her about 27 years old.

I think Obama's staff said something about 27 year old people.

Posted by: rd at July 10, 2019 06:22 PM (EK+Pw)

12 Like, LOL GF.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2019 06:22 PM (ptqGC)

13 She is casting herself as a victim of misogyny. The last refuge of a scoundrel these days.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 10, 2019 06:23 PM (FTlwv)

14 Well, to be fair, we're mostly 29 1/2 ish around here

Posted by: Roman Maroni at July 10, 2019 06:23 PM (vCA4F)

15 5 and FUCKING HALF YEAERS MOTHERFUCKERS !

YOU MUST BOW TO MY WISDOM

Posted by: Somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 10, 2019 06:23 PM (M+Lyo)

16 The stupid do not know just how stupid they are.

Posted by: redridinghood at July 10, 2019 06:23 PM (RBOtF)

17 I would say "meteorologist", whether male or female, is more expert on hurricanes than "global warming 'journalist'"

Posted by: barbarausa at July 10, 2019 06:23 PM (W7IZQ)

18 OT and you have probably seen this but it made me LOL
AOC:"Patriarchy has no gender"

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/335606/

Posted by: steevy at July 10, 2019 06:23 PM (AjVAj)

19 Never mind. The script blocker that was allowing me to post properly formatted material also chopped off the lead-in to the tweet. No free lunch...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at July 10, 2019 06:23 PM (7s3Gx)

20 Someone in another thread said Twitter is punishing Joe Bastardi for being a Denier.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2019 06:23 PM (ptqGC)

21 the best lack all conviction, while the worst?

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 10, 2019 06:24 PM (Rarvo)

22 I'm gonna need to see her tits before I make the call.

Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2019 06:24 PM (OeSfq)

23 I am a better Dentist now than I was 30 years ago.

Yeah yeah I know, how could I be worse

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 10, 2019 06:24 PM (85Gof)

24 LOL the Royal Navy's biggest ship had to return to port not due to a small Leak but Sailors not being able to swim. Also Health and Safety was on hand with Mental Health counsellors.


From the DailyMail

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at July 10, 2019 06:24 PM (dKiJG)

25 Yes. This is all true. Reporters believe they are experts on all the stuff they "cover" because they did research (meaning: wikipedia and google) to write the story.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 10, 2019 06:24 PM (39g3+)

26 AOC is her spirit animal.

Posted by: redridinghood at July 10, 2019 06:24 PM (RBOtF)

27 In any case, read the responses. She gets disassembled into her component gluons...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at July 10, 2019 06:24 PM (7s3Gx)

28 I bet if you asked anyone she's interviewed about what she got wrong in the articles she wrote where they were quoted they would laugh at the inaccuracies she's made.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 10, 2019 06:24 PM (WaxcS)

29 Like, fuck my journalism degree and 5 1/2 years on the climate beat, right?

===

Yep. You proved his point entirely by showing the world you are are still counting in half-years.

Oh, and adding "like." Speak like a Valley Girl, get treated like a Valley Girl.

Posted by: jc at July 10, 2019 06:25 PM (PuMKG)

30 Sailors not being able to swim

STOP

you're kidding me! CAN'T SWIM

I mean, they're probably way out of shape so no worries - strap a little jet to their lard asses or something

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 10, 2019 06:25 PM (Rarvo)

31 "journalist" = "almost a barista"

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 10, 2019 06:25 PM (oVJmc)

32 5 1/2 years? About how long it took me to get two Master's degrees. But yeah, you probably learned just as much as I did.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at July 10, 2019 06:25 PM (VPvxh)

33 Five and a half years sucking up on the climate beat? That's embarrassing.

Posted by: JEM at July 10, 2019 06:25 PM (8erNz)

34 Because they're stupid. The stupid do not know what they don't know.
--------

The unconsciously incompetent.

"You can't win an argument with an ignorant man." - Ambrose Bierce

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 10, 2019 06:25 PM (xSo9G)

35 She is a "journalist" because Tijuana whore houses are far more selective.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 10, 2019 06:25 PM (pw+jk)

36 >>I am a better Dentist now than I was 30 years ago.


I think we can all make that claim.

Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2019 06:26 PM (OeSfq)

37 Respect Mah Authoritay!

---- Emily Atkin, not a meteorologist

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2019 06:26 PM (ptqGC)

38 This 3.5" throbbing left hander is massive...

Posted by: Bent dick Bill at July 10, 2019 06:26 PM (yhf6w)

39 Six months covering weather stories and she's the expert here. Even if being a reporter somehow did confer expertise in anything, that's not enough to even get started

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 10, 2019 06:26 PM (39g3+)

40 These people are so extraordinarily incompetent, it beggars the imagination.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at July 10, 2019 06:26 PM (k3g2v)

41 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at July 10, 2019 06:27 PM (1XAal)

42 And that little girl was, well, still a little girl.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 10, 2019 06:27 PM (gC2IV)

43 Sailors not being able to swim

STOP

you're kidding me! CAN'T SWIM

I mean, they're probably way out of shape so no worries - strap a little jet to their lard asses or something
Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 10, 2019 06:25 PM (Rarvo)

I got a little truth for ya..when that ship is blown to hell in the Atlantic or pacific, swimming aint gonna mean that much. Lol

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 10, 2019 06:27 PM (85Gof)

44
Like, fuck my journalism degree


How old is it?

Posted by: Bill Clinton at July 10, 2019 06:27 PM (TAmPV)

45 The (joint) military journalism course is 14 weeks.

Go read the DoD news articles. Are they better or worse than what J-school grads produce?

Journalism used to be a skilled trade. It now has no skill at all.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 10, 2019 06:27 PM (cfSRQ)

46 5 1/2 years, but her boyfriend tells her it is 7.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 10, 2019 06:27 PM (FTlwv)

47 Emili deystvitel'no dumayet, chto ona der'mo

Posted by: Ace's Handyman at July 10, 2019 06:27 PM (Jj+59)

48
Bork
Bork
Bork
!!!!

Posted by: Yo! at July 10, 2019 06:27 PM (1XAal)

49 All journalists do think this -- they think that merely being a reporter on some beat makes them a subject-matter expert on the beat covered.

If you're a science reporter -- pumping out fake "chocolate prevents heart attacks!" stories fed to you by a guy clowning on the media -- that makes you An Scientist. If you report on business or the economy, that makes you An Businessman or An Economist.


same for Hollywood

they play a part, they think they "know"

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 10, 2019 06:27 PM (vEIlU)

50 I was a journalism major, briefly. You know who a LOT of journalism majors are? Jocks. Yep - they need something to fall back on when they blow out their knee, and imagine themselves on the sidelines interviewing other players. Most end up coaching high school teams....

And naturally EVERYTHING is dumbed down so the jocks don't get the academic boot...

I found the whole experience pathetic, and lost all respect for anyone with a journalism degree.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at July 10, 2019 06:27 PM (VPvxh)

51 I got a little truth for ya..when that ship is blown to hell in the Atlantic or pacific, swimming aint gonna mean that much. Lol


well good point

so they why the heck?!?! none of this makes any sense doc!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 10, 2019 06:28 PM (Rarvo)

52 Your degree, 5 1/2 years blathering and lots of money will get you a burnt coffee at your favorite woke rotten coffee house.

Posted by: Kafiroon at July 10, 2019 06:28 PM (BKuNR)

53 Damn, even her avatar screams Dunning-Kruger...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at July 10, 2019 06:28 PM (7s3Gx)

54 The two least academic degree programs are teaching & journalism. Even less so that grievance studies, where you still have to learn big words (even if they are nonsense).

Posted by: Kingsnake at July 10, 2019 06:28 PM (3JbJY)

55 But the question is does her male counterpart get paid more?

Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2019 06:28 PM (BbGew)

56 Oh, look, TJ Helmstetter's twitter account is still protected.

Womp womp.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 10, 2019 06:28 PM (oVJmc)

57 Poorly constructed question warning. Read at your own risk.

What is the name of the Law or Theorem about when you read an article about a subject that you are well-versed in and the article is wrong about everything, but then you accept all other articles about subjects that you're not well versed in at face value?

Posted by: Furious George at July 10, 2019 06:28 PM (9vQJW)

58 22
I'm gonna need to see her tits before I make the call.





Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2019 06:24 PM (OeSfq)


https://tinyurl.com/yyc3w9yv

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 10, 2019 06:28 PM (t6MX/)

59 I'm gonna need to see her tits before I make the call.

Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2019 06:24 PM (OeSfq)


Already did the important work for you.

She's one of those "depends on the lighting" chics. Some cute pics. Some not so cute pics.

Oh sure - I'd hit it. But that's a comment on her body temperature and complete set of limbs more than anything else.

Posted by: Ruger Guy at July 10, 2019 06:28 PM (Go39q)

60 46 5 1/2 years, but her boyfriend tells her it is 7.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 10, 2019 06:27 PM (FTlwv)

She covers the futanari beat?

Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2019 06:28 PM (NWiLs)

61 I got a little truth for ya..when that ship is blown
to hell in the Atlantic or pacific, swimming aint gonna mean that much.
Lol

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 10, 2019 06:27 PM (85Gof)

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True, but don't they famously come from an Island Nation with a strong Seafaring Tradition?

Pathetic. Nelson weeps.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 10, 2019 06:28 PM (cfSRQ)

62 Like, fuck my journalism degree and 5 1/2 years on the climate beat, right?

Yup. Exactly how real journalists express themselves.

Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2019 06:29 PM (tH5fk)

63 Some CNN "anal-yst" said journalism schools need to "train the young" to "do away with conservative media." Because Tucker Carlson is racist or something.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2019 06:29 PM (ptqGC)

64 Emily Atkin couldn't explain why on a 38F degree sunny day her steering wheel is hot to the touch.


That is the first question I ask a reality denier when they spout the Great Con, global warming. I've yet to have one of the hundreds I've asked to get it correct.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 10, 2019 06:29 PM (pw+jk)

65 Five and a half[/] years. Because six months of 'weather beat' is like really really formative.



Apprenticeships in the Old Country were 7 years.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 10, 2019 06:29 PM (CDGwz)

66 Gell-Mann Amnesia

Posted by: ace at July 10, 2019 06:29 PM (PbpT7)

67 Q: Like, fuck my journalism degree and 5 1/2 years on the climate beat, right?

A: YES

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 10, 2019 06:29 PM (vEIlU)

68 Actors,the media and politicians have a lot in common.

Posted by: steevy at July 10, 2019 06:29 PM (AjVAj)

69 >>Oh sure - I'd hit it. But that's a comment on her body temperature and complete set of limbs more than anything else.


That was hurtful.

Posted by: Michele Fields at July 10, 2019 06:29 PM (OeSfq)

70 Crap. Close tags, FTW.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 10, 2019 06:29 PM (CDGwz)

71 lesee, 5 and one half years ago I was.... here! That makes me an expert!

Posted by: freaked at July 10, 2019 06:29 PM (UdKB7)

72 Yes Emily, fuck your journalism degree.

Posted by: Archer at July 10, 2019 06:29 PM (gmo/4)

73 57 Poorly constructed question warning. Read at your own risk.

What is the name of the Law or Theorem about when you read an article about a subject that you are well-versed in and the article is wrong about everything, but then you accept all other articles about subjects that you're not well versed in at face value?

Posted by: Furious George at July 10, 2019 06:28 PM (9vQJW)

Gell-Mann Amnesia

Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2019 06:30 PM (NWiLs)

74 Penisnose says what?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 10, 2019 06:30 PM (t6MX/)

75 With tits like hers, no wonder she's working in print.

Posted by: Stephanie Abrams at July 10, 2019 06:30 PM (Jj+59)

76 Climate Beat. What a faggit. Is that tweet real? Hate that twitter whore.

Posted by: counter intel triple agent at July 10, 2019 06:30 PM (13dPG)

77 Q: Like, fuck my journalism degree and 5 1/2 years on the climate beat, right?

A: YES
Posted by: artisanal 'ette
--------

Possible Thread Winner.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 10, 2019 06:30 PM (CDGwz)

78 She has Debbie Whatswitherhair hair.

Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2019 06:30 PM (BbGew)

79 Hi Jane. That was me. It was apparently Facebook and not Twitter. Twitter was where I saw the news.

Apparently weather reports are now White Supremacist.

I Can't Even.

(Or as Alex says... "Lo, my puppets weep.")

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Who Had A B-Wing, and Called It Brad at July 10, 2019 06:31 PM (Clxcy)

80 And yes, she's being demolished for this idiotic tweet.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 10, 2019 06:31 PM (39g3+)

81 >>https://tinyurl.com/yyc3w9yv




GAH!

They put her on TV?

Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2019 06:31 PM (OeSfq)

82 Oh sure - I'd hit it. But that's a comment on her body temperature and complete set of limbs more than anything else.

Posted by: Ruger Guy at July 10, 2019 06:28 PM (Go39q)

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That makes her a "1" on the AoSHQ binary scale.

Is she better looking than the Terminator chick supposed to give men nightmares? Dude looked like a lady not at all.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 10, 2019 06:31 PM (cfSRQ)

83 I would say, like, yeah... Fuck your journalism degree.

Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2019 06:31 PM (tH5fk)

84 The stupid do not know just how stupid they are.
Posted by: redridinghood

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Analysis:

[ ] Not true
[X] True

Posted by: Tonypete at July 10, 2019 06:31 PM (+F2XQ)

85 79 She has Debbie Whatswitherhair hair.
Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2019 06:30 PM (BbGew)

She puts emoluments in it.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2019 06:31 PM (NWiLs)

86 "Acting in a movie makes you a subject matter expert for purposes of testifying before Congress, h8r!" -- Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek, and Jane Fonda

Posted by: ShainS -- There are but two Parties now: Traitors and Patriots at July 10, 2019 06:31 PM (IvUps)

87 I was gonna tell her a joke so funny she would laugh her tits off, but then I seen that she's already heard it.

Posted by: Rodney Dangerfield at July 10, 2019 06:31 PM (Jj+59)

88 Some CNN "anal-yst" said journalism schools need to "train the young" to "do away with conservative media." Because Tucker Carlson is racist or something.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2019 06:29 PM
**************
Aren't they already doing that now?

Posted by: redridinghood at July 10, 2019 06:31 PM (RBOtF)

89 That was hurtful.
Posted by: Michele Fields at July 10, 2019 06:29 PM (OeSfq)


If you still have that rack, I'll make an exception. Hell - bring the detach arm along if you like. We'll find "something" for it to do.

Posted by: Ruger Guy at July 10, 2019 06:31 PM (Go39q)

90 She should report on learning to code for the next 5 1/2

Posted by: Roman Maroni at July 10, 2019 06:31 PM (vCA4F)

91 Is twitchy still the Ben Shapiro Tiger Beat?

Posted by: counter intel triple agent at July 10, 2019 06:32 PM (13dPG)

92 She would have been starting college about the time we got the dogeater for president.

Posted by: freaked at July 10, 2019 06:32 PM (UdKB7)

93 81
And yes, she's being demolished for this idiotic tweet.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 10, 2019 06:31 PM (39g3+)

---
Sometimes you get the worm, sometimes the worm gets you.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 10, 2019 06:32 PM (cfSRQ)

94 LOOK! The wind is blowing!

Pretty cool, huh? I've been observing the weather for five years and seven months.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 10, 2019 06:32 PM (CDGwz)

95
Hi Jane. That was me. It was apparently Facebook and not Twitter. Twitter was where I saw the news.

Apparently weather reports are now White Supremacist
I Can't Even.

(Or as Alex says... "Lo, my puppets weep.")

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Who Had A B-Wing, and Called It Brad at July 10, 2019 06:31 PM (Clxcy)


Thanks for the correction.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2019 06:32 PM (ptqGC)

96 What is the name of the Law or Theorem about when you read an article
about a subject that you are well-versed in and the article is wrong
about everything, but then you accept all other articles about subjects
that you're not well versed in at face value?

===

Gell-Manning Amnesia effect.

I did not know that "journalists" have the very worst cases.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 10, 2019 06:32 PM (pw+jk)

97 Jun 17, 2016 - Emily Atkin Jun 17, 2016, 1:02 pm ... when the Obama administration lifted the FDA's lifetime ban on gay and bisexual male blood donors.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 10, 2019 06:32 PM (1dTB/)

98 I got one of the easiest degrees possible to get, and spent 5+ years getting smart people to dumb down their knowledge so could understand it so I must be smart.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at July 10, 2019 06:32 PM (nvY/T)

99 Its hilarious, she's being beat up in her responses, but only responds to wymyns heh

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 10, 2019 06:32 PM (39g3+)

100 Is she better looking than the Terminator chick supposed to give men nightmares? Dude looked like a lady not at all.

That's like comparing rabies to anthrax. I'll pass on both.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at July 10, 2019 06:32 PM (7s3Gx)

101 5/1 years? (Looks at Emily's picture) How old is that in dog years? Woof.

Posted by: Archer at July 10, 2019 06:32 PM (gmo/4)

102
A journalism degree is a signifier of a subnormal IQ. If she wanted to be taken seriously she should have majored in, like, science.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 10, 2019 06:32 PM (Wx/+I)

103
---True, but don't they famously come from an Island Nation with a strong Seafaring Tradition?

When was last time their Olympic Swim Team won a medal?

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 10, 2019 06:33 PM (TAmPV)

104 So here's a bit of Pyotr Ilyich - a sort of palate cleanser, if you will (and even if you won't):

https://tinyurl.com/y4l8wvwp

Posted by: Skookumchuk at July 10, 2019 06:33 PM (k3g2v)

105 What is the name of the Law or Theorem about when
you read an article about a subject that you are well-versed in and the
article is wrong about everything, but then you accept all other
articles about subjects that you're not well versed in at face value?





Posted by: Furious George at July 10, 2019 06:28 PM (9vQJW)

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Michael Crichton called it the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 10, 2019 06:33 PM (cfSRQ)

106 Furious George: That's the Murray Gell-Man Amnesia, so named by Michael Crichton.

Who I didn't appreciate enough when he was alive.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Who Had A B-Wing, and Called It Brad at July 10, 2019 06:33 PM (Clxcy)

107 I'd love to put her in Thunderdome with Joe Bastardi.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2019 06:33 PM (ptqGC)

108 "I had to fuck everybody for 5 1/2 years to get my Journalism degree"

Corrected for accuracy, Your Editor

Posted by: Ben Had at July 10, 2019 06:33 PM (cTHyD)

109 Just checked her Twitter bio. She also knows a great deal about "crystals". Back off, Ace. She's a real scientist.

Posted by: A Concerned Citizen at July 10, 2019 06:34 PM (DR0sS)

110 Donkey-Chompers declares "Patriarchy has no gender."


She accidentally makes an accurate statement about DHS then goes into bonus mode.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 10, 2019 06:34 PM (1dTB/)

111 I agree completely with ace here but isn't that standard practice most everywhere - bestowing "expert" status to journo punks simply because they've written words that were then published? I mean that describes virtually ALL our sports "experts" - pencil necked canary chest men who have never athletically performed in any sport yet they babble on to the throngs who watch ESPN. It's time we openly mock these clowns and crumble their little pedestals. Perhaps that will be one of the parallel successes of the coming bloody revolt - - the dismantling of the Media Idiocracy.

Posted by: Emil Moresi at July 10, 2019 06:34 PM (Khijz)

112 99
I got one of the easiest degrees possible to get, and spent 5+ years
getting smart people to dumb down their knowledge so could understand it
so I must be smart.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at July 10, 2019 06:32 PM (nvY/T)

She's not the sharpest pencil in the box. It took her five and a half years to realize she got a shitty degree.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 10, 2019 06:34 PM (t6MX/)

113 103
A journalism degree is a signifier of a subnormal IQ. If she wanted to be taken seriously she should have majored in, like, science.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 10, 2019 06:32 PM (Wx/+I)

=====

perhaps even -- dare I say it? -- COMPUTER science.

Posted by: Kingsnake at July 10, 2019 06:34 PM (3JbJY)

114 I scrolled down quite a ways and not a single response was supportive or positive. Not one. Some were pretty caustic but most are just "you are not the expert here"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 10, 2019 06:34 PM (39g3+)

115 The alien virus is running wild! Quick, get me a person with a journalism degree and 5 1/2 years on the medical beat!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 10, 2019 06:34 PM (oVJmc)

116
Just checked her Twitter bio. She also knows a great deal about "crystals". Back off, Ace. She's a real scientist.

Posted by: A Concerned Citizen at July 10, 2019 06:34 PM (DR0sS)


So she's a Marianne Williamson supporter.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2019 06:34 PM (ptqGC)

117 Climate Beat sounds like a magazine for teenage girls with glam cover shots of Bill Nye and Neil Whatsisface smiling coquettishly.

See what Bill and Neil love most about calving icebergs!

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 10, 2019 06:34 PM (xPJvm)

118 Hillary now halfway into her fourth bottle: Maker's Mark (reserve). Staff now on delta bravo alert. Protective Headgear required to enter living areas. Urgent plea to hide all unopened bottles of Wild Turkey has gone out.

Posted by: Max Power at July 10, 2019 06:34 PM (q177U)

119 Climate Beat hands down worse than Teen Beat.

Posted by: Jeffrey Epstein at July 10, 2019 06:34 PM (3XGst)

120 I'd hit it.

Posted by: Megan Rapinoe at July 10, 2019 06:35 PM (Jj+59)

121 When was last time their Olympic Swim Team won a medal?
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 10, 2019 06:33 PM (TAmPV)


Which is EXACTLY why they got so good at building boats !!!

Posted by: Ruger Guy at July 10, 2019 06:35 PM (Go39q)

122 When I say you look like ass you can take it to the bank. I have an ASSOCIATES degree in COSMETOLOGY.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at July 10, 2019 06:35 PM (hjaPQ)

123 "Although Patriarchy has no gender, I'm reliably informed it does have a big old dicknballs."


Being grammatically correct is well past its due date.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 10, 2019 06:35 PM (1dTB/)

124 92
Is twitchy still the Ben Shapiro Tiger Beat?

Posted by: counter intel triple agent at July 10, 2019 06:32 PM (13dPG)

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Are we EVER! Watch Ben Shapiro DESTROY this high school girl with FACTS and LOGIC.

Posted by: Twitchy Team at July 10, 2019 06:35 PM (cfSRQ)

125 I got a little truth for ya..when that ship is blown
to hell in the Atlantic or pacific, swimming aint gonna mean that much.
Lol
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Last night we discussed the pros and cons of a seagull diet.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 10, 2019 06:35 PM (CDGwz)

126 Just checked her Twitter bio. She also knows a great deal about "crystals". Back off, Ace. She's a real scientist.
Posted by: A Concerned Citizen

She also loves Crystal Light Ice Tea...

"It's the yummiest"

Posted by: Bruce at July 10, 2019 06:35 PM (vd8XM)

127 See what Bill and Neil love most about calving icebergs!

"ooh calving sounds totally hawt!"
--Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 10, 2019 06:35 PM (39g3+)

128 In the old days, newspaper writers didn't even HAVE journalism degrees. There was no such thing at most schools till the 1970s - it was thought that anyone could be a journalist, and you were better off getting your degree in something else first. It was also expected you would have some worldly experience to call upon.

Cronkite dropped out of college.

Do a google search for "J-School ate my brain" sometime. Classic article from the 1990s.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at July 10, 2019 06:36 PM (VPvxh)

129 Hillary now halfway into her fourth bottle: Maker's
Mark (reserve). Staff now on delta bravo alert. Protective Headgear
required to enter living areas. Urgent plea to hide all unopened bottles
of Wild Turkey has gone out.

Posted by: Max Power at July 10, 2019 06:34 PM (q177U)


Bill has locked himself in the now empty wine cellar.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2019 06:36 PM (ptqGC)

130 Shit, she looks remarkably crazy.

Posted by: counter intel triple agent at July 10, 2019 06:36 PM (13dPG)

131 I'll be chuckling over this at Patriots training camp when I give Coach Belichick and the boys some pointers on staying motivated for this year's Super bowl run.

Posted by: Regular joe at July 10, 2019 06:36 PM (6/uwW)

132 She looks like a Not-hawt librarian with a chronic yeast infection...

Posted by: Tentotwo at July 10, 2019 06:36 PM (yhf6w)

133 I have 20 years experience with one programming language; I learn something new everyday.

Five years as a "climate reporter" may qualify you to tell me the sky is blue. But then you say you have a journalism degree, and I know better than to trust a word you say.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at July 10, 2019 06:36 PM (/a9HH)

134 She's not the sharpest pencil in the box.

Ooh. Pencils the size of a Q-tip. Gotta add that to my Special Selfie Aids Collection.

Posted by: Ruger Guy at July 10, 2019 06:37 PM (Go39q)

135 5 1/2 years to get a 4 year Leftist seminary degree.

Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2019 06:37 PM (BbGew)

136 Now I want to read some Crichton.


You bastages.

Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2019 06:37 PM (tH5fk)

137 You know that McDonald's has a Hamburger University, and offers a degree in beveridge technician?

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at July 10, 2019 06:37 PM (VPvxh)

138 Someone should follow AOC around and play two audio clips every time she talks:


Inigo Montoya: "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

E-surance lady: "That's not how this works! That's not how any of this works!"

Posted by: pookysgirl at July 10, 2019 06:37 PM (XKZwp)

139 Like, fuck my journalism degree and 5 1/2 years on the climate beat, right?

We can all copy-and-paste and use a keyboard and search with a browser. So, yeah, fuck your journalism degree.

Posted by: t-bird at July 10, 2019 06:37 PM (oTMWb)

140 AOCs Sarcometer is apparently broken.

Posted by: Don Q. at July 10, 2019 06:37 PM (NgKpN)

141 Was Sandy being serious about a FOX contributor "getting it" about KA Conway being patriarchal or was she being sarcastic? If the former, good grief, she's dumb.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2019 06:37 PM (+0VWg)

142 >>She looks like a Not-hawt librarian with a chronic yeast infection...


She looks like Mort's Wife on Family Guy.

Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2019 06:37 PM (OeSfq)

143 MLB players threatening to go out on strike. Ya know I am a huge baseball fan. Base a ball has been berry berry good to me..but Fuck em. Go get a real job

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 10, 2019 06:38 PM (85Gof)

144 I don't even understand the new part of this post

Like not one iota seriously wtf

I am a misanthrope generally, but probably a hair more a misogynist. I swear to you that "patriarchy" has NOTHING to do with that.

AOC being a massive dolt does, however, have something to do with it.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 10, 2019 06:38 PM (Rarvo)

145
"Folks, the asteroid will collide with the Earth in two days, wiping out all life. If only we had a journalism major with 5 1/2 years on the space beat to give us a solution."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 10, 2019 06:38 PM (Wx/+I)

146 And she does her journalisming at The New Republic, so, you know, sciencey. Totes not political diatribing.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 10, 2019 06:38 PM (oVJmc)

147 She looks like a DT girl.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 10, 2019 06:38 PM (1dTB/)

148 118
Climate Beat sounds like a magazine for teenage girls with glam cover
shots of Bill Nye and Neil Whatsisface smiling coquettishly.



See what Bill and Neil love most about calving icebergs!

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 10, 2019 06:34 PM (xPJvm)

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In practical terms, she knows how to cut and paste the news releases and then call up environmental groups for the pull quote.

Unless it's already in the news release.

Probably cost her parents $40,000+ to teach her this.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 10, 2019 06:38 PM (cfSRQ)

149 One thing I know for sure: 59% of Americans think that 81% of scientists agree that 74% of the weather is affected by Climate Change!

Argus with that, haterz!

Posted by: zombie at July 10, 2019 06:38 PM (oFcdC)

150 Now I want to read some Crichton.





You bastages.

Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2019 06:37 PM (tH5fk)

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He had econuts down. I forget the book about them... maybe State of Fear?
but it was totally believable and I suspect with a 90% certainty true.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 10, 2019 06:38 PM (pw+jk)

151 The crackhead kind.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 10, 2019 06:38 PM (1dTB/)

152 Dark Matter has more mass than Emily.

Posted by: Up Quarks Local 881 at July 10, 2019 06:38 PM (Jj+59)

153 MLB players threatening to go out on strike.

The sport must be getting too popular again, its like clockwork

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 10, 2019 06:39 PM (39g3+)

154 You know how you tell an expert? He's the one GETTING interviewed. Not the one doing the interview. Just a J-school tip.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at July 10, 2019 06:39 PM (VPvxh)

155 If I ever try to explain to a non-programmer what I do or what I'm working on, I give them the 10,000 foot view with very little nuance.

If that person went on to basically ask the same questions of a bunch of other programmers who did the same thing as me, they might learn enough to ask intelligent questions and eventually get to the 1,000 foot view.

That's still a long mental slog away from actually knowing enough about a professional project to make improvements to that project and add new features and etc.

Even if they spent a while to learn how to do that, you'd STILL be miles and miles away from knowing enough about the cutting edge research going on at the PhD level and all the changes going on in the entire industry.

Atkin is like the tech scrub that thinks because they know JavaScript and read a few papers on Bitcoin, they're going to revolutionize the tech world with their blockchain all the things idea.

Posted by: Your Quisling Media at July 10, 2019 06:39 PM (9t0Zz)

156 A Journalism Degree teaches you vital skills like how to apply for unemployment benefits.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 10, 2019 06:39 PM (oVJmc)

157 She's not the sharpest pencil in the box. It took her five and a half years to realize she got a shitty degree.
Posted by: flounder
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In the world of 'Journalism', the 'Climate Beat' is probably the equivalent of Used Car Salesman where sales are concerned.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 10, 2019 06:39 PM (CDGwz)

158 Like, fuck my journalism degree and 5 1/2 years on the climate beat, right?

Exactly.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 10, 2019 06:39 PM (+lVUW)

159 >> MLB players threatening to go out on strike.


Fine. Go home to Venezuela.

We'll call you when we need you.

Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2019 06:39 PM (OeSfq)

160 She looks like Mort's Wife on Family Guy.

Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2019 06:37 PM (OeSfq)

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So actually a "0"?

Do we need to review the previous decision?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 10, 2019 06:39 PM (cfSRQ)

161 What does she know? Did she finish fourth in her class?

Posted by: AOC at July 10, 2019 06:40 PM (Jj+59)

162 5 1/2 years on the climate beat, but 50 of paying off the student loans for the journalism degree.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 10, 2019 06:40 PM (oVJmc)

163
See what Bill and Neil love most about calving icebergs!


This is about me isn't it?

Posted by: Tubby McCain at July 10, 2019 06:40 PM (TAmPV)

164 Five years as a climate reporter qualifies you to tell me what he said.

Posted by: t-bird at July 10, 2019 06:40 PM (n6bs1)

165 out: Five years doing something hardly makes anyone an expert. A medical doctor who's been a physician for five and a half years would still call himself young and inexperienced. A musician who's been doing it for five years would still think of himself as raw.

Yes, but at least they are a doctor and musician respectively.

The idea that a journo degree is in any shape or form the equivalent of a phd in metereology is just bat-shit-fucking insane.

I bet the last math class she took was algebra 2.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 10, 2019 06:40 PM (DrqHq)

166 You get the same thing with a lot of nurse practitioners. I have a nursing degree and 18 months of online classes, and the state legislature says I can practice medicine without supervision. Therefore I am smarter than doctors.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 10, 2019 06:40 PM (dNzKv)

167 I'd give her an 8 on the Hillary Scale.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at July 10, 2019 06:40 PM (Jj+59)

168 In litigation we call a lawyer who's been at it for five years a "malpractice risk."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 10, 2019 06:41 PM (Mouru)

169 Emily Atkin is Ethiopian for "Boner Kill."

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 10, 2019 06:41 PM (pw+jk)

170 155 If I ever try to explain to a non-programmer what I do or what I'm working on, I give them the 10,000 foot view with very little nuance.


In the trades that's known as biting the hand that feeds you.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 10, 2019 06:41 PM (1dTB/)

171 Jeepers, we all know that The Stupid, It Burns, but obviously it doesn't burn nearly hot enough, or we'd have a decent body count instead of stupid running all around spazzing uncontrollably.

*spits*

But now it's Beer O'Clock in Wisconsin, and all is well.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at July 10, 2019 06:41 PM (I1oSB)

172 Bummer. I was looking forward to the stickball playoffs this year.

Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2019 06:41 PM (tH5fk)

173 Therefore I am smarter than doctors.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 10, 2019 06:40 PM (dNzKv)

Probably

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 10, 2019 06:41 PM (85Gof)

174 Thing about climate change, not one in a million people discussing it knows what the fuck they are talking about. As an actual working scientist, I know just enough to realize how damn stupid I am on the subject.

In fact consider that a mark of true wisdom - getting more humble as you learn more. The egotists tend to learn very little, and over-simplify every issue.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at July 10, 2019 06:41 PM (VPvxh)

175 If I ever try to explain to a non-programmer what I do or what I'm working on, I give them the 10,000 foot view with very little nuance.
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I once spent 3 days trying to find an additional 8us of processor time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 10, 2019 06:42 PM (CDGwz)

176 Yeah, newsreporters are sh!theads, the worst kind: the lying, arrogant kind.

Posted by: gp, God's Love Faucet at July 10, 2019 06:42 PM (mk9aG)

177 Emily's bio:

"I write and edit on rats, poop, corpses, crystals, food and health, but mostly the climate @newrepublic"

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2019 06:42 PM (ptqGC)

178 I had some snot nose on facebook tell me about being an expert on things. Was quoting some psychologist or some shit about 10,000 hours.

I said naw. 5 years working full time is ten thousand.

Posted by: nip at July 10, 2019 06:42 PM (DfGpI)

179 For some reason lefties think that their politicizing science is a good thing. I don't think it has occurred to them that their politicizing "climate change" is exactly why I question it.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 10, 2019 06:42 PM (+lVUW)

180 What if a female acts like a part of the patriarchy, and were then to claim their 'gender fluidity'.

Huh? Huh? Then she (or he or it) is just another victim.

Posted by: socalcon at July 10, 2019 06:42 PM (Roy2Z)

181 If I ever try to explain to a non-programmer what I do or what I'm working on, I give them the 10,000 foot view with very little nuance.

Whenever I have enough of one of these "idea guys" ... I get up, invite them to the keyboard, say "have at it sport", and go hit the vending machine.

Posted by: Ruger Guy at July 10, 2019 06:42 PM (Go39q)

182 Ooh, you're a journalist? I will come to you when I need my pencil sharpened.

Posted by: t-bird at July 10, 2019 06:42 PM (CMq2e)

183 He had econuts down. I forget the book about them... maybe State of Fear?
but it was totally believable and I suspect with a 90% certainty true.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable



Oh man. The actor getting eaten by the cannibals was priceless.

Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2019 06:43 PM (tH5fk)

184 171 Jeepers, we all know that The Stupid, It Burns, but obviously it doesn't burn nearly hot enough, or we'd have a decent body count instead of stupid running all around spazzing uncontrollably.

*spits*

But now it's Beer O'Clock in Wisconsin, and all is well.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at July 10, 2019 06:41 PM (I1oSB)

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When is it NOT beer'o'clock in Wisconsin?

Posted by: Kingsnake at July 10, 2019 06:43 PM (3JbJY)

185 Mayor: I need a storm report, right away!

Aide: OK, I'll call a meteorologist.

Mayor: No no no, I need a girl!

Aide: OK...I'll try to get ahold of Epstein.

Mayor: NO, a female journalist!!!

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at July 10, 2019 06:43 PM (qSCcj)

186 And yet AOC's major was in Economics.

I really have no hope for our future and drink into a bottle if I think about it too much.

Posted by: jsg at July 10, 2019 06:43 PM (3XGst)

187 128
In the old days, newspaper writers didn't even HAVE journalism degrees.
There was no such thing at most schools till the 1970s - it was thought
that anyone could be a journalist, and you were better off getting your
degree in something else first. It was also expected you would have
some worldly experience to call upon.



Cronkite dropped out of college.



Do a google search for "J-School ate my brain" sometime. Classic article from the 1990s.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at July 10, 2019 06:36 PM (VPvxh)

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Uncle Walter gets a bum rap in a lot of ways.

Yes, he was a liberal and yes he tried to twist the news to his views.

But he also was brave enough to ride on a glider to Eindoven in Sept. 1944 armed with a typewriter.

That counts for a lot.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 10, 2019 06:43 PM (cfSRQ)

188 Actually, Chompers Cortez, "we find it novel and exciting" because during a cat fight, and the women are rolling on the ground scratching and clawing there's chance they might, you know.... kiss.
(Seinfeld quote)

**considers who the catfighters are in this instance........UGGH!**

Posted by: Emil Moresi at July 10, 2019 06:43 PM (Khijz)

189 2nd look at 19th Amendment? lol

Posted by: Common Tater at July 10, 2019 06:43 PM (0lFO7)

190 A friend of mine is a member of the Society for Environmental Journalists.
Yeah. There really is such a thing.
When he talks we politely listen then go in with the real conversation. On the upside his girlfriend has nice bewbs.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 10, 2019 06:43 PM (axyOa)

191 140 AOCs Sarcometer is apparently broken.
Posted by: Don Q. at July 10, 2019 06:37 PM (NgKpN)

Which actually brings up an interesting scientifical question.

What is the unit of Measure for Sarcasm?

A Rickle? for Don Rickles?

A Groucho? Dangerfield is too explicit...

or, may I suggest a WC Field?

Posted by: Don Q. at July 10, 2019 06:43 PM (NgKpN)

192 "The idea that a journo degree is in any shape or form the equivalent of a phd in metereology is just bat-shit-fucking insane.

I bet the last math class she took was algebra 2."

This -- the amount of math he's forgotten likely swamps her total academic career.

Amazing how the people who Love Science Sexually think understanding it takes no effort.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at July 10, 2019 06:43 PM (/a9HH)

193 Ooh, you're a journalist? I will come to you when I need my pencil sharpened.
Posted by: t-bird at July 10, 2019 06:42 PM (CMq2e)



Just make sure you have a back-up pencil on hand before you do.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 10, 2019 06:43 PM (Mouru)

194 Like, fuck my journalism degree and 5 1/2 years on the climate beat, right?

You got it in one. Good job. You are smart not stupid like people say.

Posted by: Lily, formerly of Hot Air now of AoSHQ, Assassin in the Night, not an NPC at July 10, 2019 06:44 PM (MC5xf)

195
For some reason lefties think that their politicizing science is a good thing.

"Worked for me!" - Trofim Lysenko

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 10, 2019 06:44 PM (Wx/+I)

196 You know how you tell an expert? He's the one GETTING interviewed. Not the one doing the interview. Just a J-school tip.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at July 10, 2019 06:39 PM (VPvxh)

====
As an engineering consultant for 30+ years, the expert is the guy who says a project will cost the most and take the longest. He has experience and wisdom. I have cleaned up the shit others have left for profitable sums but it is high pressure and the things they think will work...

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 10, 2019 06:44 PM (pw+jk)

197 Therefore I am smarter than doctors.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 10, 2019 06:40 PM (dNzKv)
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Medical mistakes kill more people than guns and cars combined.

Fact.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 10, 2019 06:44 PM (cfSRQ)

198 I'm a tech writer who communes regularly (over 30 years) with pretty great IT folks. That makes me a super-duper IT genius -- well, yes, compared to people who aren't in the IT field at all. NO, compared to the people that I interview in my work.

Posted by: BarcelonaCarmen at July 10, 2019 06:44 PM (+CiEK)

199 Three words: Holiday Inn Express.

Posted by: Orson at July 10, 2019 06:44 PM (Mco0F)

200 This man is having a heart Attack! Is there a journalist on the medical beat in the house?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 10, 2019 06:44 PM (gC2IV)

201 I see Emily, with her journalism degree is sticking to her strength, on twitter, which is writing stupid crap for all the world to view.

Posted by: Blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 10, 2019 06:44 PM (qC1Sy)

202 A musician who's been doing it for five years



Still needs an employed girlfriend.



Posted by: Tubby McCain at July 10, 2019 06:44 PM (TAmPV)

203 Dunning Kruger effect, in case it wasn't noted above.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 10, 2019 06:44 PM (yL25O)

204 Why isn't meteorology about meteors?
5 1/2 years and she still hasn't figured that one out.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 10, 2019 06:44 PM (oVJmc)

205 24 LOL the Royal Navy's biggest ship had to return to port not due to a small Leak but Sailors not being able to swim. Also Health and Safety was on hand with Mental Health counsellors.


From the DailyMail
Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at July 10, 2019 06:24 PM (dKiJG)

I got out of really lousy duty in boot camp by teaching would be sailors how to swim and also jump off the 10m platform. I was dumbfounded that you'd join the Navy and not know how to swim.

Posted by: clutch at July 10, 2019 06:44 PM (kiSdp)

206 But seriously, I once worked in the same newsroom office with a girl reporter who, to this day, still holds the record as the stupidest person I've ever worked with. She once asked me, in all earnestness, "Which came first -- the Korean War or the Civil War?" as regards to some article she was writing.

She eventually got into "science journalism" and started pumping out these pieces about SCIENCE that started winning all these awards because Vagina. Amount she knew about science? Zero.

Well, fast forward to today, and guess what? SHE'S A PROFESSOR AT A MAJOR UNIVERSITY'S JOURNALISM DEPARTMENT specializing in -- yup, you guessed it -- science journalism, and how to do it.

So, even the PROFESSORS of people like "Female Millennial Clickbait "Journalist" Emily Atkin" are flaming idiots.

The stupidity goes generations deep.

It's Dunning Kruger Syndrome all the way down.

Posted by: zombie at July 10, 2019 06:45 PM (oFcdC)

207 I got out of really lousy duty in boot camp by teaching would be sailors how to swim and also jump off the 10m platform. I was dumbfounded that you'd join the Navy and not know how to swim.
Posted by: clutch at July 10, 2019 06:44 PM (kiSdp)

Lol. I know.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 10, 2019 06:45 PM (85Gof)

208 I was dumbfounded that you'd join the Navy and not know how to swim.
Posted by: clutch at July 10, 2019 06:44 PM (kiSdp)



I thought that's what the boats were for.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 10, 2019 06:46 PM (Mouru)

209 BuT WhO CoUlD hAvE fOrEsEeN tHiS???

@RealSaavedra

BREAKING: FBI makes multiple arrests in Puerto Rico corruption scandal, prompting calls for governor's ouster and concerns about the billions of dollars in hurricane disaster relief aid approved by Congress for the island

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 10, 2019 06:46 PM (DrqHq)

210
Still, not as dangerous as an MBA consultant.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 10, 2019 06:46 PM (Wx/+I)

211 "I write and edit on rats, poop, corpses, crystals, food and health, but mostly the climate @newrepublic"
Posted by: Jane D'oh
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Oh. 'New Republic'. Well, explains it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 10, 2019 06:46 PM (CDGwz)

212 Which actually brings up an interesting scientifical question.



What is the unit of Measure for Sarcasm?



A Rickle? for Don Rickles?



A Groucho? Dangerfield is too explicit...



or, may I suggest a WC Field?

Posted by: Don Q. at July 10, 2019 06:43 PM (NgKpN)

---
Rickles is an insult comic. Sarcastic, but always insulting.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 10, 2019 06:46 PM (cfSRQ)

213 Matriarchy knows no gender either, fam.

Posted by: Bill Krystol at July 10, 2019 06:46 PM (yL25O)

214 Medical mistakes kill more people than guns and cars combined.

Fact.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 10, 2019 06:44 PM (cfSRQ)


You ain't seen nothing yet. The NPs are just getting started.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 10, 2019 06:46 PM (dNzKv)

215 In the world of 'Journalism', the 'Climate Beat' is probably the equivalent of Used Car Salesman where sales are concerned.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 10, 2019 06:39 PM (CDGwz)

Good analogy. Selling garbage "science" to the dimwitted.
I actually had a global warming/climate change discussion with one of these science experts. Turns out he was, no-BS, a used car salesman.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 10, 2019 06:46 PM (t6MX/)

216 Oh. 'New Republic'. Well, explains it.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
---------

'...that explains it...'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 10, 2019 06:47 PM (CDGwz)

217 203 Dunning Kruger effect, in case it wasn't noted above.
Posted by: TexasDan at July 10, 2019 06:44 PM (yL25O)

That's the phenomenon where people are too stupid and inept to know they are stupid and inept.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2019 06:47 PM (NWiLs)

218 Fredo the Weather Reporter: I can handle things! I'm smart! Not like everybody says... like dumb... I'm smart and I want respect!

Posted by: Kingsnake at July 10, 2019 06:47 PM (3JbJY)

219 But seriously, I once worked in the same newsroom office with a girl reporter who, to this day, still holds the record as the stupidest person I've ever worked with. She once asked me, in all earnestness, "Which came first -- the Korean War or the Civil War?" as regards to some article she was writing.

Slick ... we told the Admin Asst we all hated that she couldn't join our Lottery Pool - because the game ran out of numbers.

Posted by: Ruger Guy at July 10, 2019 06:47 PM (Go39q)

220
Royal Navy's biggest ship had to return to port not due to a small Leak but Sailors not being able to swim.

Does the ship not float?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 10, 2019 06:47 PM (aKsyK)

221 >>BREAKING: FBI makes multiple arrests in Puerto Rico corruption scandal, prompting calls for governor's ouster and concerns about the billions of dollars in hurricane disaster relief aid approved by Congress for the island



We should totally give them Statehood.

Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2019 06:48 PM (OeSfq)

222 I got out of really lousy duty in boot camp by
teaching would be sailors how to swim and also jump off the 10m
platform. I was dumbfounded that you'd join the Navy and not know how
to swim.

Posted by: clutch at July 10, 2019 06:44 PM (kiSdp)

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Maybe submariners?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 10, 2019 06:48 PM (cfSRQ)

223
What is the unit of Measure for Sarcasm?



A Newhart

Posted by: Tubby McCain at July 10, 2019 06:48 PM (TAmPV)

224 Rickles is an insult comic. Sarcastic, but always insulting.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 10, 2019 06:46 PM (cfSRQ)

Isn't sarcasm, by its very definition, insulting?

Posted by: Don Q. at July 10, 2019 06:48 PM (NgKpN)

225 In the world of 'Journalism', the 'Climate Beat' is probably the equivalent of Used Car Salesman where sales are concerned.


It's the Kid's Birthday Party Clown of show business.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 10, 2019 06:48 PM (Mouru)

226
18 OT and you have probably seen this but it made me LOL
AOC:"Patriarchy has no gender"

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/335606/
Posted by: steevy at July 10, 2019 06:23 PM (AjVAj)

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Pelosi is the Evil Patriarch of Congress.

Posted by: rd at July 10, 2019 06:48 PM (EK+Pw)

227 I've been practicing law for a little under 2 decades now. I once had real expertise in one area of the law and was reasonably knowledgeable and competent in a few others. But in general I only know shit through lots of study when I need to know it. In other words, I hit the books as needed. I wouldn't say I have expertise in much of anything - and this is the field in which I make my living. Real expertise is hard to come by. Almost no one has it.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 10, 2019 06:48 PM (4ugnK)

228 Literal shit for brains. It's science!

Posted by: Chris M at July 10, 2019 06:48 PM (2YOX8)

229
BREAKING: FBI makes multiple arrests in Puerto Rico corruption
scandal, prompting calls for governor's ouster and concerns about the
billions of dollars in hurricane disaster relief aid approved by
Congress for the island


*ahem*Haiti.
*ahem*
Clintons.
*ahem*

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 10, 2019 06:49 PM (oVJmc)

230 Like, fuck my journalism degree and 5 1/2 years on the climate beat, right?-----------------------
Not even with ace's dick.

Posted by: ... at July 10, 2019 06:49 PM (uEbPt)

231
Get off of me Tubby

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 10, 2019 06:49 PM (TAmPV)

232 A Rickle? for Don Rickles?



A Groucho? Dangerfield is too explicit...



or, may I suggest a WC Field?

Posted by: Don Q. at July 10, 2019 06:43 PM (NgKpN)
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Kinison

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 10, 2019 06:49 PM (CDGwz)

233 Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 10, 2019 06:48 PM (4ugnK)

I think your humility about it is refreshing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2019 06:49 PM (+0VWg)

234 "Journalism degree"

lol get fucked

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 10, 2019 06:50 PM (Mouru)

235 " I don't think it has occurred to them that their politicizing "climate change" is exactly why I question it.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 10, 2019 06:42 PM (+lVUW) "


This.

The politics came first, the science was hammered and bent to fit.

First the Coming Ice Age, then the Ozone Hole, then Global Warming, then Climate Change ... all problems with the same cure; higher taxes, less freedom, give up fossil fuels, & so on & so on.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at July 10, 2019 06:50 PM (I1oSB)

236 Logic has no home here!

Posted by: Little Lupe at July 10, 2019 06:50 PM (EgshT)

237 What is the unit of Measure for Sarcasm?

A snark. "Thirty milli-snarks, stat!"

Posted by: t-bird at July 10, 2019 06:50 PM (n6bs1)

238 Good analogy. Selling garbage "science" to the dimwitted.
I
actually had a global warming/climate change discussion with one of
these science experts. Turns out he was, no-BS, a used car salesman.


Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 10, 2019 06:46 PM (t6MX/)

===
Hey my father was a used car salesman and he knew more about people than any other person I have ever known.
His favorite thing to say was "Jimmy, the people that think they are smart are the easiest to fool." Yet to see that little jewel ever be wrong. Also explains the demofascists and media to a tee.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 10, 2019 06:50 PM (pw+jk)

239 Like, fuck my journalism degree and 5 1/2 years on the climate beat, right?

No, sweetie. Fuck YOU.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 10, 2019 06:50 PM (oVJmc)

240 Kinison
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 10, 2019 06:49 PM (CDGwz)



An imperial kinison unit

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 10, 2019 06:50 PM (Mouru)

241 The climate beat is easy to dance to.

Posted by: ... at July 10, 2019 06:51 PM (uEbPt)

242 Yeahbickadickacatfight!!!

Posted by: Cosmo Kramer at July 10, 2019 06:51 PM (Izzlo)

243 AOC is precious. We can not spare this woman. She is quite useful.

https://youtu.be/5Ioiag30eAI

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 10, 2019 06:51 PM (Oc2sd)

244 Jonah Goldberg is on Fox saying Trump "made" Acosta hold a presser.

Jonah looks like he didn't iron his shirt, and his tie is slightly crooked.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2019 06:51 PM (ptqGC)

245 I was dumbfounded that you'd join the Navy and not know how
to swim.
----------

*out of respect for certain fellow Morons, suppresses comment*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 10, 2019 06:51 PM (CDGwz)

246 Like, fuck my journalism degree and 5 1/2 years on the climate beat, right?

Maybe if you roll it up and use lube. Have to be careful for paper cuts though. They still make those out of sheepskin?

Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2019 06:52 PM (NWiLs)

247 all problems with the same cure

And non-provable.

Me? I like the weather today, so let's not fuck it up.

Posted by: t-bird at July 10, 2019 06:52 PM (n6bs1)

248 The politics came first, the science was hammered and bent to fit.

We're all going to die because of an extra 150 PPM of CO2.

That is so damn small I doubt their ability to accurately measure it, universally, across the globe.

Posted by: Ruger Guy at July 10, 2019 06:52 PM (Go39q)

249 I'll admit to taking some journalism classes in college. Back then some of the profs were pretty good. I actually got better at writing. But by my junior year, it went full retard.
At least in one class I got to sit next to a guy who became a world famous cartoonist.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 10, 2019 06:52 PM (axyOa)

250 230 Like, fuck my journalism degree and 5 1/2 years on the climate beat, right?-----------------------
Not even with ace's dick.
Posted by: ... at July 10, 2019 06:49 PM (uEbPt)

...

That's five AND A HALF haters.

Little kids do this. Count half years.

Also mature, woke SJW journalists.

Posted by: TexaDan at July 10, 2019 06:52 PM (yL25O)

251 244
Jonah Goldberg is on Fox saying Trump "made" Acosta hold a presser.


How *DARE* Trump seek to clarify the issue?!????

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 10, 2019 06:52 PM (oVJmc)

252 WOW...AOC beclowned herself right in the face.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at July 10, 2019 06:52 PM (h1jJh)

253 Y'all know why the Challenger blew up? Not enough journalists on the project.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 10, 2019 06:53 PM (gC2IV)

254 Joe Bastardi @BigJoeBastardi

Latest GFS shows max wind gusts and rainfall around New Orleans prolonged strong winds, tho perhaps not structurally damaging , starting from the east then going to south, would enhance the combination of the High Mississippi and heavy rains to warrant concern for flooding


https://tinyurl.com/y48ps9mp

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y48ps9mp

Posted by: Braenyard at July 10, 2019 06:53 PM (1dTB/)

255 was dumbfounded that you'd join the Navy and not know how
to swim.
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*out of respect for certain fellow Morons, suppresses comment*
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 10, 2019 06:51 PM (CDGwz)

Lol. Hey dont hold back on my account

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 10, 2019 06:53 PM (85Gof)

256 That you can even get a degree in journalism is a joke. Journalism certificates should be handed out at a weekend seminar at a Red Roof Inn.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 10, 2019 06:53 PM (Mouru)

257 229
BREAKING: FBI makes multiple arrests in Puerto Rico corruption
scandal, prompting calls for governor's ouster and concerns about the
billions of dollars in hurricane disaster relief aid approved by
Congress for the island

*ahem*Haiti.
*ahem*
Clintons.
*ahem*
Posted by: Mr. Peebles



Wait? So this isn't Trump's fault? I was assured by 'experts' that it was totally Trump's fault.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 10, 2019 06:54 PM (Oc2sd)

258 At least in one class I got to sit next to a guy who became a world famous cartoonist.
Posted by: Diogenes



Welllll........

Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2019 06:54 PM (tH5fk)

259 I've got your five and a half right here, sweetie.

What? I was in the pool.

Posted by: ... at July 10, 2019 06:54 PM (uEbPt)

260 *out of respect for certain fellow Morons, suppresses comment*
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 10, 2019 06:51 PM (CDGwz)

Lol. Hey dont hold back on my account
Posted by: Nevergiveup
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I'm still angling for the Swift Boat.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 10, 2019 06:54 PM (CDGwz)

261 68 Actors,the media and politicians have a lot in common.
Posted by: steevy at July 10, 2019 06:29 PM (AjVAj)


Their favorite bird is the swallow?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 10, 2019 06:54 PM (sy5kK)

262
Medical mistakes kill more people than guns and cars combined.

Fact.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 10, 2019 06:44 PM (cfSRQ)

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Only ten (10) times to one hundred (100) times more bodies every year.

Posted by: rd at July 10, 2019 06:54 PM (EK+Pw)

263 I trust the CO2 measurements a lot more than the temperature ones. Eventually we'll be asphyxiated. Or maybe we'll evolve by then.

Posted by: Chris M at July 10, 2019 06:54 PM (2YOX8)

264 Jonah Goldberg is on Fox saying Trump "made" Acosta hold a presser.

Jonah looks like he didn't iron his shirt, and his tie is slightly crooked.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2019 06:51 PM (ptqGC)

====
Ironing takes time. Time from finding bull for my wife, cleaning up after their sex parties, and doing the sheets in the laundry, and...

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 10, 2019 06:54 PM (pw+jk)

265
Jonah Goldberg is on Fox saying Trump "made" Acosta hold a presser.


He should've been like Bush and stayed above it all.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 10, 2019 06:55 PM (TAmPV)

266 Joe Bastardi @BigJoeBastardi



Latest GFS shows max wind gusts and rainfall around New Orleans
prolonged strong winds, tho perhaps not structurally damaging , starting
from the east then going to south, would enhance the combination of the
High Mississippi and heavy rains to warrant concern for flooding





https://tinyurl.com/y48ps9mp



https://preview.tinyurl.com/y48ps9mp

Posted by: Braenyard at July 10, 2019 06:53 PM (1dTB/)


Potential Hurricane Barry is getting pissy. Stay safe, everyone in its path.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2019 06:55 PM (ptqGC)

267 I got out of really lousy duty in boot camp by teaching would be sailors how to swim and also jump off the 10m platform. I was dumbfounded that you'd join the Navy and not know how to swim.
Posted by: clutch at July 10, 2019 06:44 PM (kiSdp)

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Watching a bunch of recruits freezing up and thus getting thrown OFF the platform was a treat.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 10, 2019 06:55 PM (+F2XQ)

268 We're playing checkers and AOC is playing one dimensional chess.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at July 10, 2019 06:55 PM (/Fmtj)

269 245 I was dumbfounded that you'd join the Navy and not know how
to swim.
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*out of respect for certain fellow Morons, suppresses comment*
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 10, 2019 06:51 PM (CDGwz

Well they need a land guy to untie the ships from the docks.

Posted by: josephistan at July 10, 2019 06:55 PM (Izzlo)

270 BREAKING: FBI makes multiple arrests in Puerto Rico corruption

scandal, prompting calls for governor's ouster and concerns about the

billions of dollars in hurricane disaster relief aid approved by

Congress for the island



*ahem*Haiti.

*ahem*

Clintons.

*ahem*

Posted by: Mr. Peebles




Wait? So this isn't Trump's fault? I was assured by 'experts' that it was totally Trump's fault.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 10, 2019 06:54 PM (Oc2sd)

bwaaaaaaahahahahahahaha! Suck it Governor PR.

Posted by: Archer at July 10, 2019 06:55 PM (gmo/4)

271 Define "expert" based on your experience and knowledge on what you'd expect with someone claiming the label.

(Not dictionary definition - real world)

Personally, it depends on the area of expertise, but I'd say one is not a true expert before at least around 20 years in the field actually working hands-on with a equal amount of time during that same period studying, reading, exploring those areas of the field beyond their actual work.

Posted by: Emil Moresi at July 10, 2019 06:55 PM (Khijz)

272 256
That you can even get a degree in journalism is a joke. Journalism
certificates should be handed out at a weekend seminar at a Red Roof
Inn.
*****
Micro Soft should give out journalism degrees when you complete a 2 hour training video on MS Word

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at July 10, 2019 06:56 PM (h1jJh)

273
Take the last train to Clarksville
And I'll meet you at the station.

Posted by: Bubba Clintoon at July 10, 2019 06:56 PM (EgshT)

274 Welllll........
Posted by: eleven

***

Damn. Sorry.
Gary Larson.

Bummer of a birthmark Hal.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 10, 2019 06:56 PM (axyOa)

275 >I was dumbfounded that you'd join the Navy and not know how

to swim.

I did. Still don't swim very well. Not much need for swimming on a sub.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 10, 2019 06:56 PM (t6MX/)

276 I AM FRITZ THE TROUT SLAYER! I have caught tons of trout and you will bow down to the magnificence that is my steely rod.

Posted by: Fritz at July 10, 2019 06:56 PM (kLDv+)

277 Jonah Goldberg is on Fox saying Trump "made" Acosta hold a presser.



Did anyone ask him when we can expect the first edition of the newsletter? This deafening buzz is getting unbearable.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 10, 2019 06:56 PM (Mouru)

278 That you can even get a degree in journalism is a joke. Journalism certificates should be handed out at a weekend seminar at a Red Roof Inn.
Posted by: Cicero
---------

I will, tiresomely perhaps, point out again that the UNC (4th in the nation ranked) School of Journalism eliminated all requirements for history and economics classes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 10, 2019 06:56 PM (CDGwz)

279 Watching a bunch of recruits freezing up and thus getting thrown OFF the platform was a treat.
Posted by: Tonypete at July 10, 2019 06:55 PM (+F2XQ)

It sure is.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 10, 2019 06:56 PM (85Gof)

280 life coach > journalist

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2019 06:56 PM (ptqGC)

281 I thought that's what the boats were for.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 10, 2019 06:46 PM (Mouru)

Yeah, until a frigate punches a hole in your side during a FUBAR'd UNREP. There was some nervousness while at general quarters and our ship took a list.

Posted by: clutch at July 10, 2019 06:57 PM (kiSdp)

282 "Like, fuck my journalism degree and 5 1/2 years on the climate beat, right?"
YES...Fuck your journalizm degree

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at July 10, 2019 06:57 PM (h1jJh)

283 Well, David Goggins didn't know how to swim and he joined the seals. Cool guy, but I think he is a bit of a bullshit artist. Tough as fuck, though.

Posted by: Max Power at July 10, 2019 06:57 PM (q177U)

284 Been listening to Levin, saying Epstein is a big big Democrat donor, that's why Democrats are trying to push this onto President Trump.

Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2019 06:57 PM (BbGew)

285 I'm not ironing that fat incel's shirt.

Posted by: jess goldberg at July 10, 2019 06:57 PM (13dPG)

286 Hey you N Texas Morons- are you getting the 60mph winds and rain?

Posted by: Ben Had at July 10, 2019 06:57 PM (cTHyD)

287 Damn. Sorry.
Gary Larson.

Bummer of a birthmark Hal.
Posted by: Diogenes at July 10, 2019 06:56 PM (axyOa)

...

Dude. I was thinking some political cartoon hack.

That's awesome.

Posted by: TexaDan at July 10, 2019 06:58 PM (yL25O)

288 Nickelback>>>journalist

Posted by: eleven at July 10, 2019 06:58 PM (tH5fk)

289 255 was dumbfounded that you'd join the Navy and not know how
to swim.
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*out of respect for certain fellow Morons, suppresses comment*
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 10, 2019 06:51 PM (CDGwz)

Lol. Hey dont hold back on my account
Posted by: Nevergiveup



Don't feel bad. When I joined the Air Force, I didn't know how to fly. When I got out, I still couldn't fly but I could drink coffee by the gallon and cases of beer. Progress!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 10, 2019 06:58 PM (Oc2sd)

290 "Like, fuck my journalism degree and 5 1/2 years on the climate beat, right?"

'Zackly, Dimwit.

Posted by: budman at July 10, 2019 06:58 PM (GAe1x)

291 254 Joe Bastardi @BigJoeBastardi

Latest GFS shows max wind gusts and rainfall around New Orleans prolonged strong winds, tho perhaps not structurally damaging , starting from the east then going to south, would enhance the combination of the High Mississippi and heavy rains to warrant concern for flooding


https://tinyurl.com/y48ps9mp

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y48ps9mp
Posted by: Braenyard at July 10, 2019 06:53 PM (1dTB/)

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Can someone tweet this to Donny Two Scoops?

New Orleans is still run by Democrats, and isn't the Louisiana Governor a Democrat too?

If anyone can fuck things up, it is a Democrat.

Posted by: rd at July 10, 2019 06:58 PM (EK+Pw)

292 How many dog years does a J Degree take?

Posted by: Westminister Kennel Club at July 10, 2019 06:59 PM (Jj+59)

293 280 life coach > journalist
Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2019 06:56 PM (ptqGC)

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Assistant Crack Whore > Journalist

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 10, 2019 06:59 PM (gC2IV)

294 283 Well, David Goggins didn't know how to swim and he joined the seals. Cool guy, but I think he is a bit of a bullshit artist. Tough as fuck, though.
Posted by: Max Power at July 10, 2019 06:57 PM (q177U)

=====

I read his wiki and the whiff is poor. I always suspect the "I was a Marine Recon SEAL Ranger" types ...

Posted by: Kingsnake at July 10, 2019 06:59 PM (3JbJY)

295 Gary Larson.

Bummer of a birthmark Hal.
Posted by: Diogenes at July 10, 2019 06:56 PM (axyOa)

I knew a guy named Doug who had a large framed copy of the one with a sign on a fence that read "Beware of Doug" with a weird looking guy peeking around a tree.

Love that one.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 10, 2019 07:00 PM (xPJvm)

296 I got out of really lousy duty in boot camp by
teaching would be sailors how to swim and also jump off the 10m
platform. I was dumbfounded that you'd join the Navy and not know how to
swim.

Posted by: clutch at July 10, 2019 06:44 PM (kiSdp)


----


Watching a bunch of recruits freezing up and thus getting thrown OFF the platform was a treat.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 10, 2019 06:55 PM (+F2XQ)


Our swimming test in Ranger school was jumping into 35 degree Victory Pond water and paddling back to the dock. First guys in had to break a thing ice sheen.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at July 10, 2019 07:00 PM (A+M5E)

297 Dear Emily,

This line from that Cusak chick in Working Girl comes to mind:

"Sometimes I sing and dance around the house in my underwear. Doesn't make me Madonna; never will."

Posted by: Lady in Black, Death to the Man Bun at July 10, 2019 07:00 PM (JoUsr)

298 I kind of sorry she didn't weigh in on physics and/or nuclear power. I would have been...less than kind in my beatdown of her idiocy.

Posted by: physics geek at July 10, 2019 07:00 PM (huQJB)

299 292
How many dog years does a J Degree take?

Posted by: Westminister Kennel Club at July 10, 2019 06:59 PM (Jj+59)

Good boys? Not long. For dumb bitches? Yeesh.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 10, 2019 07:00 PM (t6MX/)

300 The fluffer's fluffer > journalist

Posted by: jess goldberg at July 10, 2019 07:00 PM (13dPG)

301 Funny, I've spent my whole career in media and never took a single journalism class.

Although I may have lied on my resume, which is considered initiative in that field.

Posted by: Regular joe at July 10, 2019 07:00 PM (6/uwW)

302


Behold the power of this fully functional journalism degree!

(Oh, and 5 1/2 years reading Tiger Beat)

Posted by: imp at July 10, 2019 07:00 PM (w+Z9D)

303 You know what makes someone an expert? Having actual expertise and subject area mastery. If you have that, people will call you an expert. If you don't and you call yourself one, it's just puffery.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at July 10, 2019 07:00 PM (84wAH)

304 Like, anyone who begins a sentence with "like" while claiming to be some sort of expert is, like, an idiot.

Posted by: Emil Moresi at July 10, 2019 07:00 PM (Khijz)

305 When I got out, I still couldn't fly but I could drink coffee by the gallon and cases of beer. Progress!!
Posted by: Puddleglum
------

Yeah, but you probably acquired an unhealthy addiction to air conditioning. So, there.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 10, 2019 07:00 PM (CDGwz)

306 288 Nickelback>>>journalist

Holy shit you went there.

I was trying to be nice.

Posted by: jsg at July 10, 2019 07:00 PM (3XGst)

307 For the record, I've been in my current career as a nuclear engineer for 13 years now and I would never think to call myself a f*cking expert.

Posted by: physics geek at July 10, 2019 07:01 PM (huQJB)

308 So if the patriarchy has no gender, then what the fuck is it?

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at July 10, 2019 07:01 PM (h1jJh)

309 I did. Still don't swim very well. Not much need for swimming on a sub.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 10, 2019 06:56 PM (t6MX/)

That plus the recycled farts is why couldn't do subs.

Posted by: clutch at July 10, 2019 07:01 PM (kiSdp)

310 I think there is a long, long tradition of sailors not being able to swim.

Posted by: TexaDan at July 10, 2019 07:01 PM (yL25O)

311 I was taught that every sentence must begin with "like".

Posted by: Little Lupe at July 10, 2019 07:01 PM (EgshT)

312 I always suspect the "I was a Marine Recon SEAL Ranger" types ...

I was with the Green Berets, Special Unit Battalions Commando Airborne Tactics Specialist Tactics Unit Battalion. Yeah, it was real hush hush. I was Agent Orange, Special Agent Orange, that was me.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 10, 2019 07:02 PM (39g3+)

313 J school degree exam:
1+1=?

[ ] 5

[ ] 2

[X] POTATO

You passed!!

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 10, 2019 07:02 PM (pw+jk)

314 Well, I couldn't take any "journalist" seriously who used the expression, "Fuck my_journalism degree"
It's a sloppy, rude way of expressing oneself.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2019 07:02 PM (+0VWg)

315 The patriarchy can have small dicknballs, too.

Posted by: @PeeteySDee at July 10, 2019 07:02 PM (mWtgZ)

316 Sometimes patients ask me Hey Doc how did you know that? My answer is usually Not my first rodeo

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 10, 2019 07:02 PM (85Gof)

317 Climate Beat...shittiest band name ever!!!

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at July 10, 2019 07:02 PM (h1jJh)

318 307 For the record, I've been in my current career as a nuclear engineer for 13 years now and I would never think to call myself a f*cking expert.
Posted by: physics geek at July 10, 2019 07:01 PM (huQJB)

...

How about 13 1/2 years?

Posted by: TexaDan at July 10, 2019 07:02 PM (yL25O)

319 If you have that, people will call you an expert.
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That level is called, unconscious competence. As contrasted with #34.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 10, 2019 07:02 PM (CDGwz)

320 Still don't swim very well. Not much need for swimming on a sub.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 10, 2019 06:56 PM (t6MX/)



Not until someone accidentally opens the damn door, anyway.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 10, 2019 07:02 PM (Mouru)

321 cat sitter > journalist

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2019 07:02 PM (ptqGC)

322 "Like, fuck my journalism degree and 5 1/2 years on the climate beat, right?"


Right.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 10, 2019 07:02 PM (Oc2sd)

323 312 I always suspect the "I was a Marine Recon SEAL Ranger" types ...

I was with the Green Berets, Special Unit Battalions Commando Airborne Tactics Specialist Tactics Unit Battalion. Yeah, it was real hush hush. I was Agent Orange, Special Agent Orange, that was me.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 10, 2019 07:02 PM (39g3+)

=====

lol. Exactly.

Posted by: Kingsnake at July 10, 2019 07:03 PM (3JbJY)

324 Like, ethnicity has no national origin.

Posted by: Alexandria Occasional-Cortex at July 10, 2019 07:03 PM (Izzlo)

325 Madonna and Hillary share a coven....

Posted by: counter intel triple agent at July 10, 2019 07:04 PM (13dPG)

326 Yeah, it was real hush hush. I was Agent Orange, Special Agent Orange, that was me.

The pumpkin is against the wall.

Posted by: That irredeemable guy who always says... at July 10, 2019 07:04 PM (EgshT)

327 I thought Mueller was a Marine Recon SEAL Ranger....

/sarc

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2019 07:04 PM (ptqGC)

328
Still don't swim very well. Not much need for swimming on a sub. Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 10, 2019 06:56 PM (t6MX/)


Holding your breath is important though.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 10, 2019 07:04 PM (TAmPV)

329 Kids say "I'm five and a half years old" or they just hold up fingers and say "I'm this many."

I wonder why Emily didn't just hold up fingers and say "this many."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 10, 2019 07:04 PM (Mouru)

330 I was dumbfounded that you'd join the Navy and not know how
to swim.
----------

*out of respect for certain fellow Morons, suppresses comment*
Posted by: Mike Hammer


And people join the Air Force and don't know how to fly!!

Incroyable!

Posted by: Miss Emily Litella at July 10, 2019 07:04 PM (vcOmj)

331 I've been married 23 and 1/2 years and still don't know jack shit about it.

Posted by: jsg at July 10, 2019 07:04 PM (3XGst)

332 Just think. All this is going to get much worse.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 10, 2019 07:04 PM (nDe2U)

333 I was with the Green Berets, Special Unit Battalions Commando Airborne Tactics Specialist Tactics Unit Battalion. Yeah, it was real hush hush. I was Agent Orange, Special Agent Orange, that was me.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 10, 2019 07:02 PM (39g3+)

Holy shit. YOU'RE Gecko45?

Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2019 07:04 PM (NWiLs)

334 Not until someone accidentally opens the damn door, anyway.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 10, 2019 07:02 PM (Mouru)

Ain't no difference except dying more frustrated and tired.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 10, 2019 07:04 PM (t6MX/)

335 Like, fuck my journalism degree and 5 1/2 years on the climate beat, right?

Okay, you twat, explain the Carnot cycle to me.

Posted by: pep at July 10, 2019 07:04 PM (T6t7i)

336 316 Sometimes patients ask me Hey Doc how did you know that? My answer is usually Not my first rodeo
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 10, 2019 07:02 PM (85Gof)

...

Had an EIT ask me after a meeting the other day when you learn to "talk like that"--essentially stand up in a somewhat heated meeting and work out the issue on a whiteboard for the group.

I could only tell him somewhere between year 1 and year 25.

Posted by: TexaDan at July 10, 2019 07:04 PM (yL25O)

337 At the job interview--
Boss - so lemme ask ya, how fast can you type?
Emily - about 15 words a minute.
Boss - I see, so you're a huntin' pecker?

Posted by: Rodney Dangerfield at July 10, 2019 07:05 PM (Jj+59)

338 ........thing ice sheen. = thin ice sheet.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at July 10, 2019 07:05 PM (A+M5E)

339 324 Like, ethnicity has no national origin.
Posted by: Alexandria Occasional-Cortex at July 10, 2019 07:03 PM (Izzlo)



Her again?

It HURTS!

BAD!

Posted by: The Stupid at July 10, 2019 07:05 PM (sy5kK)

340 I was with the Green Berets, Special Unit Battalions Commando Airborne Tactics Specialist Tactics Unit Battalion. Yeah, it was real hush hush. I was Agent Orange, Special Agent Orange, that was me.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

----

"This is no shit man! There he was, balls deep. . . . "

Posted by: Tonypete at July 10, 2019 07:05 PM (+F2XQ)

341 As much as I don't like her politics, I've always given Nancy credit for being hard core and whipping her party into line compared to the shit shows past of Ryan and Boehner. But man, deez nuts are giving her a run for the money!

Posted by: keena at July 10, 2019 07:05 PM (XP00b)

342 331 I've been married 23 and 1/2 years and still don't know jack shit about it.
Posted by: jsg at July 10, 2019 07:04 PM (3XGst)

=====

I've been having sex with woman for nearly 40 years and still don't have a clue about them, other than "flowers" and "jewelry" ...

Posted by: Kingsnake at July 10, 2019 07:05 PM (3JbJY)

343 5 1/2 years in porn and she'd be the old hand

As it were

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 10, 2019 07:05 PM (z2W2E)

344 330 I was dumbfounded that you'd join the Navy and not know how
to swim.
----------

*out of respect for certain fellow Morons, suppresses comment*
Posted by: Mike Hammer


And people join the Air Force and don't know how to fly!!

Incroyable!
Posted by: Miss Emily Litella at July 10, 2019 07:04 PM (vcOmj)

Some people join Space Force and don't bang green alien chicks

Posted by: Captain James T. Kirk at July 10, 2019 07:05 PM (Izzlo)

345 Ain't no difference except dying more frustrated and tired.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 10, 2019 07:04 PM (t6MX/)



I've never been on a sub, but yeah, I guess the best mindset in that situation is "let's just relax and get this over with."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 10, 2019 07:06 PM (Mouru)

346 I have a question regarding that earlier post Ace made about anal pounded. That Twitter story that he linked to about horowitz's attorneys finding credible evidence for the investigation to be extended on the behalf of Christopher Steele? Are you f****** kidding me

Posted by: Getcha Pull at July 10, 2019 07:06 PM (aR6C/)

347
I got a little truth for ya..when that ship is blown to hell in the Atlantic or pacific, swimming aint gonna mean that much. Lol
___________________

The sharks probably appreciate it though, since it makes the chase a little more fun for them.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 10, 2019 07:06 PM (k4dH2)

348 was dumbfounded that you'd join the Navy and not know how to swim.

Plenty of people join the Army and don't know how to shoot.

Posted by: bonhomme at July 10, 2019 07:06 PM (9t0Zz)

349
Dude. I was thinking some political cartoon hack.

That's awesome.

Posted by: TexaDan


****

His doodles were interesting.
The Edward R. Morrow School of Journalism, Washington State University.
Go Cougs.!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 10, 2019 07:06 PM (axyOa)

350
I've been married 23 and 1/2 years and still don't know jack shit about it.

Posted by: jsg


You won't get any smarter with time. Don't ask me how I learned this.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 10, 2019 07:06 PM (Wx/+I)

351 I wish they would show me all the climate models that were predicting today's temperatures ten years ago.

What, none of them?

But, it's a science and it's settled!

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at July 10, 2019 07:07 PM (tGyaf)

352 How about 13 1/2 years?
Posted by: TexaDan at July 10, 2019 07:02 PM (yL25O)


Come December, my experience will qualify me to be a journalist. Gotta work up to that level, don't you know.

Posted by: physics geek at July 10, 2019 07:07 PM (huQJB)

353 If you need 20 years, I can qualify as an expert on 3 things.

Baseball history, playing side scrolling video games, and onanism.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at July 10, 2019 07:07 PM (84wAH)

354 Plenty of people join the Army and don't know how to shoot.
Posted by: bonhomme at July 10, 2019 07:06 PM (9t0Zz)



They do still have to know how to walk, right?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 10, 2019 07:07 PM (Mouru)

355 Our swimming test in Ranger school was jumping into
35 degree Victory Pond water and paddling back to the dock.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at July 10, 2019 07:00 PM (A+M5E)

First time I went abalone diving on the North Coast of CA, I figured, "What the hell!" give it a shot without a wet suit. 45 degree water is really, really fucking cold. No way I could have stayed in the water voluntarily for more than a minute or two, much less gotten an abalone.


So 35 degrees is fucking insane.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 10, 2019 07:07 PM (wYseH)

356 353 If you need 20 years, I can qualify as an expert on 3 things.

Baseball history, playing side scrolling video games, and onanism.
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at July 10, 2019 07:07 PM (84wA

You've been banging your brother's widow and pulling out at the last second for 20 years now?

Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2019 07:08 PM (NWiLs)

357
I got a little truth for ya..when that ship is blown to hell in the Atlantic or pacific, swimming aint gonna mean that much. Lol ___________________


Unless there is a piece of something floating 20 yards away

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 10, 2019 07:08 PM (TAmPV)

358 Like, fuck my journalism degree and 5 1/2 years on the climate beat, right?


Yep sugartits. You got it.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 10, 2019 07:08 PM (HDCbD)

359
So if the patriarchy has no gender, then what the fuck is it?
Posted by: Lemmiwinks


It's like the chicken that has no bone.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 10, 2019 07:08 PM (aKsyK)

360 Can we stop discussing Ms. Cortez. Her 15 minutes of fame was up 8 months ago.

She's uninteresting and stupid.

Y'all just feed that whore with every post. Please stop. Talk about "smart" stuff, not Ms. Cortez.

She's not smart.

Be a smart commenter.

If she got .01$ for every post would you still post? Cuz her "reach" is measured in shit like that. (It's called "mentions".)

You're empowering the very person you despise by talking about her 24X7.

Yes, she's an idiot. We all know that by now.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 10, 2019 07:08 PM (3H9h1)

361 I was with the Green Berets, Special Unit Battalions Commando Airborne Tactics Specialist Tactics Unit Battalion. Yeah, it was real hush hush. I was Agent Orange, Special Agent Orange, that was me.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

----

"This is no shit man! There he was, balls deep. . . . "

Posted by: Tonypete at July 10, 2019 07:05 PM



If I'm lying, I'm dying!
There I was...

Posted by: Diogenes at July 10, 2019 07:08 PM (axyOa)

362 For the record, I've been in my current career as a nuclear engineer for 13 years now and I would never think to call myself a f*cking expert.

++++

There is no graphite on the roof you are mistaken!

Posted by: That Russian guy at July 10, 2019 07:08 PM (z2W2E)

363 354 Plenty of people join the Army and don't know how to shoot.
Posted by: bonhomme at July 10, 2019 07:06 PM (9t0Zz)


They do still have to know how to walk, right?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 10, 2019 07:07 PM (Mouru)

Sure. Not necessarily upright, though.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2019 07:08 PM (NWiLs)

364 Unless there is a piece of something floating 20 yards away
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 10, 2019 07:08 PM (TAmPV)

Yeah your legs

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 10, 2019 07:09 PM (DRWZX)

365 I was a prodigy I guess.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at July 10, 2019 07:09 PM (84wAH)

366 No way I could have stayed in the water voluntarily for more than a minute or two, much less gotten an abalone.

So 35 degrees is fucking insane.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 10, 2019 07:07 PM (wYseH)



lol get fucked

Posted by: The Abalone at July 10, 2019 07:09 PM (Mouru)

367 Go Cougs.!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 10, 2019 07:06 PM (axyOa)

I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for some Cougar Gold today!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 10, 2019 07:09 PM (wYseH)

368 Like, anyone who expresses herself using the term like, is like, totally an expert, seriously you guys.

Posted by: JuJuBee at July 10, 2019 07:09 PM (RpnmO)

369 Something I noticed during my journalistic career was the absolute confidence that J-School grads have in their ability to write on any topic-political, economic, whatever.

Most journos don't make much money, and the envy of more financially successful people is a part of their psychological makeup.

They compensate for being underpaid (in their opinion) with outsized egos and overweening (or over weenied) opinions of their intellectual superiority and general all-knowingness.

Posted by: Miklos (ed. emeritus) at July 10, 2019 07:09 PM (QzkSJ)

370
I was with the Green Berets, Special Unit Battalions Commando Airborne Tactics Specialist Tactics Unit Battalion. Yeah, it was real hush hush. I was Agent Orange, Special Agent Orange, that was me.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 10, 2019 07:02 PM (39g3+)


Oh, you're in one of those top-secret units where all the members are officially dead.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 10, 2019 07:09 PM (Wx/+I)

371 Jumping into water that is well below 50 degrees is like getting hit by car.

Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2019 07:09 PM (OeSfq)

372 First time I went abalone diving on the North Coast of CA, I figured,
"What the hell!" give it a shot without a wet suit. 45 degree water is
really, really fucking cold. No way I could have stayed in the water
voluntarily for more than a minute or two, much less gotten an abalone.


So 35 degrees is fucking insane.



It's at that point that your willy climbs back up into the pleural cavity.

Posted by: pep at July 10, 2019 07:09 PM (T6t7i)

373
Unless there is a piece of something floating 20 yards away
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic


Row well and live.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 10, 2019 07:09 PM (aKsyK)

374 Yeah I don't think the reaction she expected was "yes, indeed, fuck your degree"

Posted by: lurker (the other one. buy radios too) at July 10, 2019 07:10 PM (eAshZ)

375 If you were in porn for 5-1/2 years you would have gone from teen to MILF to legend. But almost every other career that amount of time don't mean shit

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at July 10, 2019 07:10 PM (h1jJh)

376 Potential Hurricane Barry is getting pissy. Stay safe, everyone in its path.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2019 06:55 PM

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

That is very disrespectful of the NWS to refer to Barack by the diminutive name Barry.

Posted by: rd at July 10, 2019 07:10 PM (EK+Pw)

377 It's at that point that your willy climbs back up into the pleural cavity.
Posted by: pep at July 10, 2019 07:09 PM (T6t7i)

Takes a dent puller to get it right side out again.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2019 07:10 PM (NWiLs)

378 361 I was with the Green Berets, Special Unit Battalions Commando Airborne Tactics Specialist Tactics Unit Battalion. Yeah, it was real hush hush. I was Agent Orange, Special Agent Orange, that was me.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

----

"This is no shit man! There he was, balls deep. . . . "

Posted by: Tonypete at July 10, 2019 07:05 PM



If I'm lying, I'm dying!
There I was...
Posted by: Diogenes




I don't want to brag but....

Posted by: Brian Williams at July 10, 2019 07:10 PM (Oc2sd)

379 I suspect a large percentage of Navy personal never get positions on ships.

Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2019 07:10 PM (BbGew)

380
Fairy tale: "Once upon a time..."

Army tale: "This is no shit, man!"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 10, 2019 07:11 PM (Wx/+I)

381 I got the thousand yard stare and everything!

One of my favorite things is watching people who actually served outing some stolen valor jackwagon online. Asking questions that force the poor sap to google furiously, getting details about places they say they were at.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 10, 2019 07:11 PM (39g3+)

382 Our swimming test in Ranger school was jumping into
35 degree Victory Pond water and paddling back to the dock.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at July 10, 2019 07:00 PM (A+M5E)

First time I went abalone diving on the North Coast of CA, I figured, "What the hell!" give it a shot without a wet suit. 45 degree water is really, really fucking cold. No way I could have stayed in the water voluntarily for more than a minute or two, much less gotten an abalone.


So 35 degrees is fucking insane.



Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 10, 2019 07:07 PM


***

River crossing training at Ft Lewis. Water in the Nisqually River...39 degrees. Gawd I hated that.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 10, 2019 07:11 PM (axyOa)

383 377 It's at that point that your willy climbs back up into the pleural cavity.
Posted by: pep at July 10, 2019 07:09 PM (T6t7i)

Takes a dent puller to get it right side out again.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 10, 2019 07:10 PM (NWiLs)

...

I can achieve 1x10-3 atmospheres.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at July 10, 2019 07:11 PM (yL25O)

384 I have followed Ryan Maue for some time. He used to teeter.

Pretty sure he's becoming less woke.

Posted by: Golfman at July 10, 2019 07:11 PM (OE84+)

385 Where did she go to school?

By established protocols of eliteness, a journalism undergrad degree from an Ivy League school beats science-y graduate degrees from anywhere other than MIT. And if she has interned even 1 day at the New York Times, then she beats even a doctorate degree in particle physics from MIT.

Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at July 10, 2019 07:11 PM (dYe5S)

386 'member that scene where Bones goes, "Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor; not a journalist!"?

Yeah, me neither.

Posted by: t-bird at July 10, 2019 07:11 PM (x/2Z8)

387 BTW, if anyone wants to know what it's like to deal with crisis communications at an actual disaster, check out my novel, Three Weeks with the Coasties, based on my personal experience at the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Recovery.

Remember, I'm Ace-Endorsed, so it has to be good!

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 10, 2019 07:11 PM (cfSRQ)

388 By the way, everyone who didn't recognize that quote from Trading Places is now fined 500 quatloos for cleaning expenses in the barrel.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 10, 2019 07:12 PM (39g3+)

389 Raining in the red zone TN, AR border.
The Mississippi is filling up.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 10, 2019 07:12 PM (1dTB/)

390 I was with the Green Berets, Special Unit Battalions Commando Airborne Tactics Specialist Tactics Unit Battalion. Yeah, it was real hush hush. I was Agent Orange, Special Agent Orange, that was me.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 10, 2019 07:02 PM (39g3+)

Oh, you're in one of those top-secret units where all the members are officially dead.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh


I was so hush hush top secret, that if I looked at you I'd have to kill you.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 10, 2019 07:12 PM (HDCbD)

391 River crossing training at Ft Lewis. Water in the Nisqually River...39 degrees. Gawd I hated that.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 10, 2019 07:11 PM (axyOa)

We used to swim in that as kids.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 10, 2019 07:12 PM (t6MX/)

392 Oh, you're in one of those top-secret units where all the members are officially dead.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

But he's still got the Magic Hat. Which he could show you, but then....

Posted by: Miklos, balls deep regardless at July 10, 2019 07:13 PM (QzkSJ)

393 382 River crossing training at Ft Lewis. Water in the Nisqually River...39 degrees. Gawd I hated that.
Posted by: Diogenes at July 10, 2019 07:11 PM (axyOa)

=====

Dude! I was just thinking about Ft. Lewis too! Was doing a rope bridge, got halfway across, and the girl in fron of me panicked and let go. There I was stranded in the middle of the river for 30 minutes until they dragged her ass out and I could continue. lol

Posted by: Kingsnake at July 10, 2019 07:13 PM (3JbJY)

394 264
Jonah Goldberg is on Fox saying Trump "made" Acosta hold a presser.

Jonah looks like he didn't iron his shirt, and his tie is slightly crooked.




Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 10, 2019 06:51 PM (ptqGC)
---
What's his degree in?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 10, 2019 07:13 PM (cfSRQ)

395 River crossing training at Ft Lewis. Water in the Nisqually River...39 degrees. Gawd I hated that.
Posted by: Diogenes at July 10, 2019 07:11 PM (axyOa)

...

I got into Cayuga Lake on Easter weekend one year while ice was still in view from shore.

Holy crap.

Also someone took my towel.

I know there are lots of polar bear club people but once was plenty for me.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 10, 2019 07:13 PM (yL25O)

396 I got out of really lousy duty in boot camp by teaching would be sailors how to swim and also jump off the 10m platform. I was dumbfounded that you'd join the Navy and not know how to swim.
Posted by: clutch at July 10, 2019 06:44 PM (kiSdp)

---

When I got to my first duty station at Schofield Barracks back in the late 80s, I was required to take a leap of the 10 m board in full battle rattle, and turn my BDU pants into floatation devices.

I had fun.

Some of my platoonmates, not so much.

This was the Army back in the late 80s.

Kinda gobsmacked that sailors can't swim in this day and age...

Posted by: SMH at July 10, 2019 07:13 PM (RU4sa)

397 I had a shipmate who joined the Navy not knowing how to swim. They taught him in boot camp while the rest were at PT.

Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at July 10, 2019 07:13 PM (z+X2W)

398 By the way the Epstein wikipedia page is now locked because people kept trying to add the deleted Clinton stuff back in, heh

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 10, 2019 07:13 PM (39g3+)

399 312 I always suspect the "I was a Marine Recon SEAL Ranger" types ...



I was with the Green Berets, Special Unit Battalions Commando
Airborne Tactics Specialist Tactics Unit Battalion. Yeah, it was real
hush hush. I was Agent Orange, Special Agent Orange, that was me.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 10, 2019 07:02 PM (39g3+)



=====



lol. Exactly.

Posted by: Kingsnake at July 10, 2019 07:03 PM (3JbJY)


Which is why I rarely bring it up. I do occasionally like to share experiences.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at July 10, 2019 07:13 PM (A+M5E)

400 Remember, I'm Ace-Endorsed, so it has to be good!
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 10, 2019 07:11 PM (cfSRQ)


You need to get Ace to do a cover blurb for you.

"A gripping tale of tragedy and triumph"

"The must-read account that everyone will be talking about!"

"Valuable coupons inside"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 10, 2019 07:14 PM (Mouru)

401 River crossing training at Ft Lewis. Water in the Nisqually River...39 degrees. Gawd I hated that.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 10, 2019 07:11 PM (axyOa)

Almost as tough as J School.

Posted by: Emily Atkin at July 10, 2019 07:14 PM (wYseH)

402 I do consider myself an expert in what i do for the navy most of the time: writing, approving, disapproving, and mostly fixing fucked up orders someone else wrote..and what I say to people more than anything else when they are telling me what
They want to do is


Yeah I would not do that! Lol

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 10, 2019 07:14 PM (85Gof)

403
Army tale: "This is no shit, man!"



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 10, 2019 07:11 PM (Wx/+I)

---
There is no Air Force equivalent, because we always speak the truth.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 10, 2019 07:14 PM (cfSRQ)

404 CBD, what part of Northern CA?

Family used to do the abalone thing around Wrights Beach.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 10, 2019 07:14 PM (cTHyD)

405
I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for some Cougar Gold today!


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 10, 2019 07:09 PM

****

I know, right!!?? Even Bluebell loves it for fondue.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 10, 2019 07:15 PM (axyOa)

406 >>>Can we stop discussing Ms. Cortez. Her 15 minutes of fame was up 8 months ago.<<<

Sandy has a nice pair of cans. I'd bang the stuffing out of her and tell her my name was Jorge from Cabo.

Posted by: Fritz at July 10, 2019 07:15 PM (kLDv+)

407 400 Remember, I'm Ace-Endorsed, so it has to be good!
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 10, 2019 07:11 PM (cfSRQ)

You need to get Ace to do a cover blurb for you.

"A gripping tale of tragedy and triumph"

"The must-read account that everyone will be talking about!"

"Valuable coupons inside"
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 10, 2019 07:14 PM (Mouru)

..

Better than the back of Kaboom cereal boxes.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 10, 2019 07:15 PM (yL25O)

408 Kinda gobsmacked that sailors can't swim in this day and age...

Posted by: SMH at July 10, 2019 07:13 PM (RU4sa)

We had to float or tread water for about 3-5 minutes, as I recall. Still ain't going to help when starting a couple hundred feet down, after an implosion, in cold Pacific Ocean.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 10, 2019 07:15 PM (t6MX/)

409 This was the Army back in the late 80s.

Kinda gobsmacked that sailors can't swim in this day and age...
Posted by: SMH at July 10, 2019 07:13 PM (RU4sa)

Did much the same, except for the high dive part. I was kind of appalled at how many of the guys were damn near panicking as they stood poolside.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 10, 2019 07:15 PM (xPJvm)

410 Which is why I rarely bring it up

I think that's the pattern with real people who did that kind of work. It just isn't something you talk about, let alone brag about.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 10, 2019 07:15 PM (39g3+)

411 Most journos don't make much money, and the envy of more financially successful people is a part of their psychological makeup.


Posted by: Miklos (ed. emeritus) at July 10, 2019 07:09 PM (QzkSJ)

---
Ding! Ding! Ding!

We have a winner!

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 10, 2019 07:16 PM (cfSRQ)

412 We had to float or tread water for about 3-5 minutes, as I recall. Still ain't going to help when starting a couple hundred feet down, after an implosion, in cold Pacific Ocean.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 10, 2019 07:15 PM (t6MX/)

5 minutes and no lol

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 10, 2019 07:16 PM (85Gof)

413
360 Can we stop discussing Ms. Cortez. Her 15 minutes of fame was up 8 months ago.

She's uninteresting and stupid.

Y'all just feed that whore with every post. Please stop. Talk about "smart" stuff, not Ms. Cortez.

She's not smart.

Be a smart commenter.

If she got .01$ for every post would you still post? Cuz her "reach" is measured in shit like that. (It's called "mentions".)

You're empowering the very person you despise by talking about her 24X7.

Yes, she's an idiot. We all know that by now.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 10, 2019 07:08 PM (3H9h1)

--------

No,

We are making AOC the face of the Democrat Party.

Along with Talib R. and Ilhan Omar.

Posted by: rd at July 10, 2019 07:16 PM (EK+Pw)

414 389
Raining in the red zone TN, AR border.

The Mississippi is filling up.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 10, 2019 07:12 PM (1dTB/)

The Mississippi has already been full down here for a couple months. There's a real chance it could be over-topping some of the levees by Friday.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 10, 2019 07:17 PM (rnXGe)

415 Posted by: Emily Atkin at July 10, 2019 07:14 PM (wYseH)

In her defense, she was not giving beejers for leads like the other news bimbo, so far as we know.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 10, 2019 07:17 PM (t6MX/)

416 When I got to my first duty station at Schofield Barracks back in the
late 80s, I was required to take a leap of the 10 m board in full battle
rattle, and turn my BDU pants into floatation devices.



I had fun.



Some of my platoonmates, not so much.



This was the Army back in the late 80s.



Kinda gobsmacked that sailors can't swim in this day and age.-------------


To qualify to fly offshore, oilfield offshore, now you have to do the upside down helicopter simulation and to the pant flotation device exercise.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at July 10, 2019 07:17 PM (A+M5E)

417 "Patriarchy has no gender...."????

I'm going to have to lay down now.

Posted by: 29Victor at July 10, 2019 07:17 PM (BJKQV)

418 We had to float or tread water for about 3-5 minutes, as I recall. Still ain't going to help when starting a couple hundred feet down, after an implosion, in cold Pacific Ocean.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 10, 2019 07:15 PM (t6MX/)

=====

I took a lifeguard course in the Army and the final test was being able to tread water -- legs only, no hands -- for 90 minutes. That like totally makes me a SEAL.

Posted by: Kingsnake at July 10, 2019 07:17 PM (3JbJY)

419
You need to get Ace to do a cover blurb for you.



"A gripping tale of tragedy and triumph"



"The must-read account that everyone will be talking about!"



"Valuable coupons inside"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 10, 2019 07:14 PM (Mouru)

---
"Pairs well with Valu-Rite"

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 10, 2019 07:17 PM (cfSRQ)

420 405
I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for some Cougar Gold today!


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 10, 2019 07:09 PM

****

I know, right!!?? Even Bluebell loves it for fondue.
Posted by: Diogenes at July 10, 2019 07:15 PM (axyOa)


I've never done crack, but I suspect Cougar Gold is close. If you like cheese and have tried it, you know what I'm talking about.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 10, 2019 07:17 PM (sy5kK)

421 We used to swim in that as kids.


Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 10, 2019 07:12 PM

****

I grew up on the Sultan River further north. Just as cold. But a couple of good swimming holes on the hot days.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 10, 2019 07:17 PM (axyOa)

422 Christopher Taylor: Look up the famous quote from Cronan Thomson for the definitive quote of that nature.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Who Had A B-Wing, and Called It Brad at July 10, 2019 07:17 PM (Clxcy)

423 Come Mister Tally Man

Tally abalone

Posted by: Miklos the Calypsonian at July 10, 2019 07:17 PM (QzkSJ)

424 411
Most journos don't make much money, and the envy of more financially successful intellectually capable people is a part of their psychological makeup.[/i/]
FIFY

Posted by: pep at July 10, 2019 07:18 PM (T6t7i)

425 Posted by: SMH at July 10, 2019 07:13 PM (RU4sa)

I had a cousin who was stationed there in the late 1980s....she liked it!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 10, 2019 07:18 PM (wYseH)

426
Most journos don't make much money, and the envy of more financially successful people is a part of their psychological makeup.

Posted by: Miklos (ed. emeritus)


Status anxiety. Journos are nothing compared to classical musicians.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 10, 2019 07:18 PM (Wx/+I)

427
We are making AOC the face of the Democrat Party.


The donkey has been the face of the democrats since 1828

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 10, 2019 07:18 PM (TAmPV)

428 In her defense, she was not giving beejers for leads like the other news bimbo, so far as we know.


Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 10, 2019 07:17 PM (t6MX/)

---
Aly Watkins?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 10, 2019 07:18 PM (cfSRQ)

429 I think that's the pattern with real people who did that kind of work. It just isn't something you talk about, let alone brag about.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 10, 2019 07:15 PM (39g3+)

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I was disappointed that the snot rope I was sporting as I exited the gas chamber wasn't the longest in the unit's history...

Still bummed about it to this day.

Definitely not worth bragging about.

Posted by: SMH at July 10, 2019 07:19 PM (RU4sa)

430 Oh, heck, I found it.

"I was there when the shit hit the fan in Vietnam. I was there man. We ran ops deep into Canada. We were elite man. We knew how to kill Charlie even when he was disguised as an evil Quebecer. We were that good."

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Who Had A B-Wing, and Called It Brad at July 10, 2019 07:19 PM (Clxcy)

431 >>You need to get Ace to do a cover blurb for you.


"If you read one thing this year..."

Posted by: garrett at July 10, 2019 07:19 PM (OeSfq)

432
I took a lifeguard course in the Army and the final test was being able to tread water -- legs only, no hands -- for 90 minutes. That like totally makes me a SEAL.
Posted by: Kingsnake


You have legs like that bicycle rider on the Liberty Mutual commercial.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 10, 2019 07:19 PM (aKsyK)

433 I've never done crack, but I suspect Cougar Gold is close. If you like cheese and have tried it, you know what I'm talking about.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 10, 2019 07:17 PM

****

You're not wrong. A couple a loafs of sourdough bread, some salami, a tin of Cougar Gold cheddar, and a few bottles of wine.
If I'm ever on death row, that's my last meal.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 10, 2019 07:19 PM (axyOa)

434 About the only good thing I had going for me in boot camp was I could swim. Very well. Our high school had a pool. I took swimming and diving for PE credit. walked out of that class with Red Cross life guard cert. I guess it was my white privilege. We swam miles in that class. That and my parents had us in the pool by three years old. I can't remember not being able to swim.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at July 10, 2019 07:19 PM (0OmEj)

435 The utter failure theater which is the modern left: The emoluments clause law suit faceplant is just the latest in a string of "We'll get Trump this time!" flops. From the ridonkculous movement to get electors to change their votes, to the absurd recount attempts that only increased Trump's vote count, and uncovered Democratic vote fraud; it's as though were watching Wylie Coyote going through his catalog of Acme products.

Posted by: An Observation at July 10, 2019 07:20 PM (+WKux)

436 "If this is the kind of book you like to read, then this is a good one."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 10, 2019 07:20 PM (Mouru)

437 I bet Mark Steyn would like to use that journalist's standard. I think he's been SUED for 5 years now related to his global warming pushback against Hockey Stick guy. So he qualifies as a lawyer AND a climate scientist now!

Posted by: GWB at July 10, 2019 07:20 PM (pNkYU)

438 I took a lifeguard course in the Army and the final
test was being able to tread water -- legs only, no hands -- for 90
minutes.

Posted by: Kingsnake at July 10, 2019 07:17 PM (3JbJY)

Water polo practice! We got into a circle and passed chairs around the circle for 15 minutes. Fun stuff if you are young and profoundly stupid...which I was.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 10, 2019 07:20 PM (wYseH)

439 I'm really starting to "get" AOC. She says the most brilliant things on Twitter.

Posted by: David French at July 10, 2019 07:21 PM (FTPVM)

440 When I went through Jump School, there were two types of people in the gig pit every day: SEALs and me. That totally makes me a SEAL.

(I sucked it up and got my jump wings.)

Posted by: Kingsnake at July 10, 2019 07:21 PM (3JbJY)

441 The only water we got near in basic training were swamps in Fort Polk. Might be a nice state otherwise but they'll never see me there again. And snakes.

Posted by: dartist at July 10, 2019 07:22 PM (K22Va)

442 432
I took a lifeguard course in the Army and the final test was being able to tread water -- legs only, no hands -- for 90 minutes. That like totally makes me a SEAL.
Posted by: Kingsnake

You have legs like that bicycle rider on the Liberty Mutual commercial.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 10, 2019 07:19 PM (aKsyK)

=====

Totally qualifies me for the Tour de France.

Posted by: Kingsnake at July 10, 2019 07:22 PM (3JbJY)

443 off topic

Kamala Harris' sincerity problem

in The Week

This is the feeling I got from her early on. She's not very bright and she does "says stuff."

The piece is pretty scathing.

https://tinyurl.com/y3k7avzw

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 10, 2019 07:22 PM (vEIlU)

444 This is what I just tweeted to dear Emily:


"Oh Emily, I hope you screw better than you think or write, because it would be prudent to have a backup career."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 10, 2019 07:22 PM (wYseH)

445
"The pages of this book roll well and burn smoothly."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 10, 2019 07:23 PM (Wx/+I)

446
You're not wrong. A couple a loafs of sourdough bread, some salami, a tin of Cougar Gold cheddar, and a few bottles of wine.
If I'm ever on death row, that's my last meal.
Posted by: Diogenes at July 10, 2019 07:19 PM (axyOa)


The good thing is that one does not have to commit a capital crime to enjoy Cougar Gold.


Because if you did, there would be a lot more capital crimes.

It's that good, dammit!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 10, 2019 07:23 PM (sy5kK)

447 Well, Emily, that's about it--fuck your journalism degree.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at July 10, 2019 07:23 PM (JgA4k)

448 Totally qualifies me for the Tour de France.

Posted by: Kingsnake at July 10, 2019 07:22 PM (3JbJY)

Drugs?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 10, 2019 07:23 PM (rnXGe)

449 The donkey has been the face of the democrats since 1828

Ok, the tits of the Democrat Party

Posted by: t-bird at July 10, 2019 07:23 PM (n6bs1)

450 I had a cousin who was stationed there in the late 1980s....she liked it!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 10, 2019 07:18 PM (wYseH)

---

I was not a happy camper when I got my orders and I saw that my plan of getting away from my folks just went down the shitter.

But little did I know that the good Lord had plans for me...

Met my future Ex-ex there (same battalion, different company) and had both my kids there at Crippler, er, Tripler.

So now, as I look back at my time both growing up in Hawai'i as well as my early adulthood years, I can only smh at the way life can turn out.

And smile with some fondness.

Posted by: SMH at July 10, 2019 07:23 PM (RU4sa)

451 Ultimately the problem is no matter what a catastrophic loser or failure the Democratic Party candidate is, no matter how awful, stupid, corrupt, or insane they are... when they get the nomination suddenly all that disappears and they have a real shot at winning.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 10, 2019 07:24 PM (39g3+)

452 "Oh Emily, I hope you screw better than you think or write, because it would be prudent to have a backup career."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 10, 2019 07:22 PM


****

Poetry dude...pure poetry!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 10, 2019 07:24 PM (axyOa)

453 441
The only water we got near in basic training were swamps in Fort Polk.
Might be a nice state otherwise but they'll never see me there again.
And snakes.


Posted by: dartist at July 10, 2019 07:22 PM (K22Va)

We used to go treading through the bayou on England AFB with the water moccasins.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 10, 2019 07:24 PM (t6MX/)

454 We used to debate back and forth that if the boat actually sunk in water shallow enough that we didn't implode, and could try a buoyant ascent through the escape trunk, whether we'd go for it or sit tight and pray for the DSRV.

The consensus was wait.

Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at July 10, 2019 07:24 PM (z+X2W)

455 Oh Emily, I hope you screw better than you think or write, because it would be prudent to have a backup career.

I'd suggest coding but that's probably outside her range.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 10, 2019 07:24 PM (39g3+)

456 Florida is going to be under water and a half in two and a half years.

Posted by: Burger Chef at July 10, 2019 07:25 PM (RuIsu)

457 Its a cheese? I thought Cougar Gold was pot for hot chicks going through menopause.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 10, 2019 07:25 PM (8lGpb)

458 I was disappointed that the snot rope I was sporting as I exited the gas chamber wasn't the longest in the unit's history...

Lol, who has more fun than the army. My mask leaked.

Posted by: dartist at July 10, 2019 07:25 PM (K22Va)

459 "Oh Emily, I hope you screw better than you think or write, because it would be prudent to have a backup career."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo



How frustrated are you that you haven't been banned yet? Is it sort of an insult that you're not important enough for banning?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 10, 2019 07:25 PM (fuK7c)

460 436 "If this is the kind of book you like to read, then this is a good one."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 10, 2019 07:20 PM (Mouru)


I think I actually used that in a book thread recently.

Posted by: rickl at July 10, 2019 07:25 PM (sdi6R)

461 Wow, entitled much she is.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 10, 2019 07:25 PM (oifcv)

462 I think the phrase "Patriarchy has no gender" is supposed to mean-according to Sandy-that women are complicit in their oppression-that because KAC
critiques Sandy and is on Trump's staff- she is being patriarchal in carrying out his will. It's a lot easier for Sandy to assert this than to recognize any flaws in her own character, way of speaking or ideas that could cause another women to not agree with her.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2019 07:26 PM (+0VWg)

463 448 Totally qualifies me for the Tour de France.

Posted by: Kingsnake at July 10, 2019 07:22 PM (3JbJY)

Drugs?
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 10, 2019 07:23 PM (rnXGe)

=====

I almost flunked high school chemistry, so that totally makes me like George Jung.

Posted by: Kingsnake at July 10, 2019 07:26 PM (3JbJY)

464 We used to go treading through the bayou on England AFB with the water moccasins.

Yeah I went swimming with a cottonmouth in Missouri once. wasn't my idea, just me and another kid at the swimmin hole, and it comes swimming on past me, all sinuous and ignoring me. Ate a frog at the edge of the pond. That was the park he told me to watch out for snapping turtles. Sometimes those southern boys will exaggerate things to make fun of the visitors, but I think he figured I was country too since I'm from Oregon. Those turtles are no joke.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 10, 2019 07:26 PM (39g3+)

465 The consensus was wait.

Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at July 10, 2019 07:24 PM (z+X2W)

HO! HO! HO! HO!

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 10, 2019 07:26 PM (t6MX/)

466 There is no Air Force equivalent, because we always speak the truth.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 10, 2019 07:14 PM (cfSRQ)


HAHAHAHA!*aims right hand at wrist of left hand*"There I was..."

Posted by: GWB at July 10, 2019 07:27 PM (pNkYU)

467 Like, fuck my journalism degree and 5 1/2 years on the climate beat, right?

For every encounter you have in life, you should keep that in mind.

Posted by: t-bird at July 10, 2019 07:27 PM (f6lTY)

468 I don't understand how AOC functions in the world. She must have a staff of people following her around: "No, don't eat that. Put it back. Now you have to wash your hands again. Yes, both of them."

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 10, 2019 07:28 PM (l9m7l)

469 Those turtles are no joke.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 10, 2019 07:26 PM (39g3+)

Used to catch those, too, while down there. Felt like a regular Huck Finn.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 10, 2019 07:28 PM (t6MX/)

470 flounder,

I'm not even sure the Steinke Hoods we had would have worked to get all ho ho'd up in one.

Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at July 10, 2019 07:28 PM (z+X2W)

471 This reporter and AOC display the worst characteristics of their Millennial generation.

Not all Millennials are arrogant and ignorant and self-absorbed like them, but THIS is exactly what people are talking about when they say Millennials are the worst!!

Posted by: Lizzy at July 10, 2019 07:28 PM (bDqIh)

472 I was disappointed that the snot rope I was sporting as I exited the gas chamber wasn't the longest in the unit's history...



Still bummed about it to this day.



Definitely not worth bragging about.

Posted by: SMH at July 10, 2019 07:19 PM (RU4sa)


I had to convince a short timer to do the CS drill back in 1973. Threatened him with a direct order and he still demurred. In one of my weaker acts of kindness I told him I would go through with him, again. Snot rules.



Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at July 10, 2019 07:28 PM (A+M5E)

473 470
flounder,



I'm not even sure the Steinke Hoods we had would have worked to get all ho ho'd up in one.

Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at July 10, 2019 07:28 PM (z+X2W)

Illusion of safety and security.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 10, 2019 07:29 PM (t6MX/)

474 Effing hilarious video. Well worth the 90 seconds.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lOlDfcWmsug

Posted by: counter intel triple agent at July 10, 2019 07:29 PM (13dPG)

475
There is no Air Force equivalent, because we always speak the truth.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 10, 2019 07:14 PM (cfSRQ


Well, there was that one time during survival training on a desert island

Posted by: Major Anthony Nelson at July 10, 2019 07:30 PM (TAmPV)

476 patriarchy has no gender is just an admission feminism is simply another battleground for communism.

Posted by: Keto not Beto at July 10, 2019 07:30 PM (JziUy)

477 Is it sort of an insult that you're not important enough for banning?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 10, 2019 07:25 PM (fuK7c)

I'm not important enough to get dental insurance from AoSHQ, so Twitter is a stretch!

I am trying to titrate my tweets so I find the least offensive thing that will get me bounced. The problem is I don't spend enough time in that sewer. It's boring after a few minutes....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 10, 2019 07:30 PM (wYseH)

478 Exactly. Keep mothers and wives happy.

Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at July 10, 2019 07:30 PM (z+X2W)

479 I had to convince a short timer to do the CS drill back in 1973. Threatened him with a direct order and he still demurred. In one of my weaker acts of kindness I told him I would go through with him, again. Snot rules.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at July 10, 2019 07:28 PM (A+M5E)

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You know you've been the Army / Marine Corps awhile when you enjoy the CS chamber ...

Posted by: Kingsnake at July 10, 2019 07:30 PM (3JbJY)

480 I had to convince a short timer to do the CS drill back in 1973. Threatened him with a direct order and he still demurred. In one of my weaker acts of kindness I told him I would go through with him, again. Snot rules.



Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at July 10, 2019 07:28 PM (A+M5E)

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LOL

Too cool.

Posted by: SMH at July 10, 2019 07:31 PM (RU4sa)

481 Effing hilarious video. Well worth the 90 seconds.

Short man's disease. Its real

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 10, 2019 07:32 PM (39g3+)

482 Well, there was that one time during survival training on a desert island

With midnight chow....

Posted by: dartist at July 10, 2019 07:32 PM (K22Va)

483 I have a journalism degree. Guess what I was taught? That I don't know anything; I'm just there to report facts and collect quotes. If something seems fishy, I see my editor. I don't argue with the person I'm quoting.

I worked with a woman who was a health-beat reporter. She had been a nurse for ten years before becoming a reporter. She knew what she was talking about, but she still reported facts and collected quotes.

How hard is that?

Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 10, 2019 07:32 PM (/+bwe)

484 When I went through the CS ritual, I dropped my steel pot after demasking. I emerged, stood there gasping and snotting for a few seconds, then realized what happened.

I immediately turned and ran back in to find it. My drill sergeant laughed and called me a crazy muthafucka. I simply didn't want to get smoked for losing equipment.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 10, 2019 07:32 PM (xPJvm)

485 You know you've been the Army / Marine Corps awhile when you enjoy the CS chamber ...
Posted by: Kingsnake at July 10, 2019 07:30 PM (3JbJY)

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To be fair, once you're an NCO, it becomes more...fun.

Posted by: SMH at July 10, 2019 07:32 PM (RU4sa)

486 his is what I just tweeted to dear Emily:


"Oh Emily, I hope you screw better than you think or write, because it would be prudent to have a backup career."
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 10, 2019 07:22 PM (wYseH)


let us know if you get
1 blocked
2 banned

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 10, 2019 07:33 PM (vEIlU)

487 I worked with a woman who was a health-beat reporter. She had been a nurse for ten years before becoming a reporter. She knew what she was talking about, but she still reported facts and collected quotes.

I think people get deluded into thinking they are special or that their job is a calling. Its a job, you do your job, same as a cook or a guy on the assembly line, or an illustrator, or an astronaut. Your job doesn't make you special, how well you DO it can.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 10, 2019 07:34 PM (39g3+)

488
let us know if you get
1 blocked
2 banned


Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 10, 2019 07:33 PM (vEIlU)

3 Doxxed

Posted by: Major Anthony Nelson at July 10, 2019 07:34 PM (TAmPV)

489 Newd

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 10, 2019 07:35 PM (39g3+)

490 You know you've been the Army / Marine Corps awhile when you enjoy the CS chamber ...

Posted by: Kingsnake at July 10, 2019 07:30 PM (3JbJY)

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It reminded me of really, really spicy food.

And my sinuses have never been clearer.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 10, 2019 07:35 PM (cfSRQ)

491
And my sinuses have never been clearer.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 10, 2019 07:35 PM (cfSRQ)

Like good Horseradish

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 10, 2019 07:37 PM (TAmPV)

492

Michael E. Mann
@MichaelEMann
Replying to @emorwee

"a surprisingly large number of climate deniers are misogynists. And so our female colleagues are at the receiving end of a particularly toxic brew of denialism, conspiratorial ideation and misogyny. It is most unfortunate and most disturbing."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 10, 2019 07:37 PM (aKsyK)

493


See, Sandy Milkwagons is the politician for idiots like Emily who go to college.

They go to college, and get taught stuff that, AKSHULLY, is correct, BECUZZ, it's, like, proven BECUZZ, social justice restorative to our planet, our country, our people, our climate, people of color and underprivileged person of sex.

SEE!

STUPID PEOPLE!!!


Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Williams at July 10, 2019 07:39 PM (z8c2c)

494 @tomselliott
"MSNBC panel on Megan Rapinoe:
- "You could see her with a political future."
- "You could see her at the Democratic convention."
- "She's probably the coolest woman in America right now."
- Megan Rapinoe, you make us all believe. God bless you.

Posted by: redridinghood at July 10, 2019 07:40 PM (RBOtF)

495

Michael E. Mann
@MichaelEMann
Replying to @emorwee

"a surprisingly large number of climate deniers are misogynists. And so our female colleagues are at the receiving end of a particularly toxic brew of denialism, conspiratorial ideation and misogyny. It is most unfortunate and most disturbing."


Guaranteed that motherfucker is dipping his thermometer in undergrads.

Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Williams at July 10, 2019 07:43 PM (z8c2c)

496 @tomselliott
"MSNBC panel on Megan Rapinoe:
- "You could see her with a political future."
- "You could see her at the Democratic convention."
- "She's probably the coolest woman in America right now."
- Megan Rapinoe, you make us all believe. God bless you.
Posted by: redridinghood at July 10, 2019 07:40 PM (RBOtF)

*vomits all over*

Huh. Don't remember eating that.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 10, 2019 07:43 PM (xPJvm)

497

This idiot chick is why this drag crap is all over the place.

When I was a kid the only drag anyone knew was Don The Snake Prudhomme.

Now we have homos grabbing little kids and turning them into skinny Divines.

Crazy world.

NEWS
Atlantic City's long dormant drag scene may be coming alive

Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Williams at July 10, 2019 07:46 PM (z8c2c)

498 So Megan is the "coolest woman in America now". Yeah, right ---------only to people who despise Trump.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2019 07:46 PM (+0VWg)

499 "MSNBC panel on Megan Rapinoe:
- "You could see her with a political future."
- "You could see her at the Democratic convention."
- "She's probably the coolest woman in America right now."
- Megan Rapinoe, you make us all believe. God bless you.
Posted by: redridinghood
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No comment.

Posted by: Wendy Davis at July 10, 2019 07:52 PM (CDGwz)

500 Does Emily really think that her ignorance would fly if only she had a pole instead of a hole?

Sweetheart, men are much gentler with women than they are with other men.

Posted by: Alec Rawls at July 10, 2019 08:00 PM (wh9C3)

501 yes Emmy, fuck your journalism degree and your couch.

Posted by: x at July 10, 2019 08:13 PM (nFwvY)

502 Ace:

Thank you for this: Alexandria Donkey-Chompers.

I am glad she was elected, once, only for that.

Posted by: Wry Mouth at July 10, 2019 08:14 PM (2a364)

503 "The reason they find [catfights] so novel &exciting is bc the GOP haven't elected enough women themselves"

No, that's not the reason.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at July 10, 2019 08:16 PM (Ndje9)

504 Why is AOC assuming the cat's gender is female?

And the term originated because when women "fight" their is much hissing and screeching, less punching.

Posted by: Fen at July 10, 2019 08:19 PM (e1Z/d)

505 Patriarchy has no gender, but it *do* have much sex.

Posted by: Wry Mouth at July 10, 2019 08:21 PM (2a364)

506 Think Ilhan Brofo kicked the wrong anthill today.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at July 10, 2019 08:22 PM (87EdW)

507 Megan Rapinoe: Jerks come in all sizes, shapes, and sexes.

Posted by: Brown Line at July 10, 2019 08:23 PM (S6ArX)

508 If Patriarchy had no gender, it would just be called "archy".

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at July 10, 2019 08:32 PM (Ndje9)

509 I always thought it was a cat fight because of the way women fight, all hissing and posturing....followed by trying to scratch each others eyes out. It's a lot of "pretend" fighting.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at July 10, 2019 08:36 PM (VPvxh)

510 How can I know more about how women fight than AOC? I mean, isn't she like the expert here?

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at July 10, 2019 08:38 PM (VPvxh)

511 Also I don't find cat fight novel and exciting. Mostly boring and predictable. Lots of screeching, very little resolved.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at July 10, 2019 08:39 PM (VPvxh)

512 Men let women get away with shit every day, that would earn them a bust in the chops from another man.

They are so privileged they don't even know they are privileged.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at July 10, 2019 08:41 PM (VPvxh)

513 nood Tucker

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 10, 2019 08:43 PM (8lGpb)

514 Example - standing in line for a beer. Long line. The woman can't decide what beer to pick, so asks to taste two or three beers. The guys just put up with this shit.

If a man did it another man would at best mock him, at worst kick him in the ass. So men learn to get their shit together before they reach the front of the line.

Tell me I'm wrong? Men are taught to be more decisive because other men mock and beat them if they are not.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at July 10, 2019 08:44 PM (VPvxh)

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