Sunday Overnight Open Thread (8/11/19)

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The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

“I’m positive that most of my early adventures investigating what it meant to be a girl were heavily influenced by misogynistic culture. Hell, I’m also positive that many of the ways I continue to be “sexy” are heavily influenced by misogyny. But it feels good to me, and it’s my damn choice, right? Isn’t that what feminism is about—choice?” Emily Ratajkowski


Quote II

“To me, it’s not logical that they’ve done this. What about (the immigrants’ families? They have to make a living, they have kids. Right?” Lian said in Mandarin. “They didn’t do anything bad, they just want to make money, raise their kids.”Jun Lian


Quote III

Those who favor unrestricted immigration care nothing for the people. They are simply desirous of flooding the country with unskilled as well as skilled labor of other lands for the purpose of breaking down American [living] standards … Those who believe in unrestricted immigration want this country Chinaized. Samuel Gompers

When the Koch Brothers are in bed with Richard Trumpka swapping spit, it's not a happy ending for America.

Quote IV

“I left the Soviet Union to escape communism, socialism, Marxism — whatever you want to call it,” she recalled. “America was and still is the only place in the world you are truly free, and you are losing it. Now the evil is coming here; it is all around us, especially where I live in California. These people are ignorant, they have no historical knowledge, and they are very dangerous. The ideology is seductive to America’s naive youth and always ends up with people dead.” Svetlana (last name withheld)


Quote V

But in the end, like it or not, we’re heading for the age of the de facto “urban reservation.” The salvageable people will get out, the salvageable surrounding land will be gentrified, and the remaining detritus will be boxed in and forgotten. The fact that most Americans expressed outrage at the recent spate of mass shootings while continuing to ignore gun crimes in black inner cities shows the increasing popularity of “What happens on the reservation is none of my business.” David Cole

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Adios Former Representative Shit For Fucking Brains Robert Francis O'Rourke.
Robert Francis O’Rourke is polling at less than 1% in a new Iowa poll.

Looks like the massacre of twenty-two people in El Paso did not result in his chance to ‘gain some momentum”

Maybe he just paused his campaign to search for a new spotlight. Or to eat some regenerative dirt. Or something.

Sad!


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Paul Joseph Watson weighs in on the room temperature saga of Jeffrey Epstein. NSFW-Language

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Of course it is unacceptable. Duh! But honestly, what did you expect from government run single payer health care?

Britain's national healthcare system said Thursday a record 4.4 million Britons are waiting for surgery -- a figure one medical leader called "unacceptable."

New statistics posted by the National Health Service also showed a 16 percent increase of patients who'd waited for more than 18 weeks for non-emergency operations, such as hip or knee replacements.

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The five senses, taste, sight, touch, smell, and sound. What is it like to loose the sense of sight. A young man explains what it is like to slowly go blind.

THE DIAGNOSIS
I was diagnosed about a year and a half ago with RP, or Retinitis Pigmentosa. It’s a genetic disorder, so it’s something I got from my parents, but it’s a recessive trait, so it’s something I didn’t know I had.

I don’t have complete vision loss, although it can eventually close in completely. Right now I have a visual field of about 80 degrees. My central vision is still relatively strong — I have 20/40 vision with glasses, which isn’t bad. I can generally function on a computer and this and that. But an 80-degree field of vision is pretty much half of a healthy eye — most people have about a 160-degree field of vision.

It was my wife who pushed me to get my vision checked. We had to deal with this about four months into our marriage. I was naïve to what was happening to me: I was an athlete growing up — I played college sports, I was a football player. Which, in hindsight, made sense that I didn’t notice it because when you’re wearing a football helmet, your peripherals are blocked anyway.

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If this works out, it is a pretty big break through. University of Toronto researchers accurately measure blood pressure using a smart phone.

If you’re reading this story on your smartphone, you may be holding the future of preventative health in your hands.

A study led by University of Toronto researchers, published today in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, found that blood pressure can be measured accurately by taking a quick video selfie.

Kang Lee, a professor of applied psychology and human development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and Canada Research Chair in developmental neuroscience, was the lead author of the study, working alongside researchers from the Faculty of Medicine’s department of physiology, and from Hangzhou Normal University and Zhejiang Normal University in China.

Using a technology co-discovered by Lee and his postdoctoral researcher Paul Zheng called transdermal optical imaging, researchers measured the blood pressure of 1,328 Canadian and Chinese adults by capturing two-minute videos of their faces on an iPhone. Results were compared to standard devices used to measure blood pressure.

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Is it time for Joe Biden's handlers to use a shock collar on Old Plugs? He is now claiming to be Vice President two years after he left office.

Joe Biden said he was vice president when the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, took place. Except, it happened in 2018, two years after he left office — the latest gaffe by the Democratic presidential front-runner.

Biden told reporters in Iowa on Saturday that “those kids in Parkland came up to see me when I was vice president.” But when they visited Capitol Hill to talk with members of Congress, lawmakers were “basically cowering, not wanting to see them. They did not want to face it on camera.”

The former vice president was making a point about the changing conversation around gun violence in this country, and how as more and more ordinary people are touched by mass shootings, they are more likely to call for action.


I know, shut up, Russia made him spout off incorrectly.


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Deplorables 1 - Hollywood 0. Universal cancels release of movie about hunting and killing ‘deplorables’


Universal has canceled the planned September 27 release of “The Hunt,” a horror film that faced major backlash in recent days.

A Universal Pictures spokesperson told Fox News in a statement about the release cancellation, “While Universal Pictures had already paused the marketing campaign for The Hunt, after thoughtful consideration, the studio has decided to cancel our plans to release the film.”


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Ford Motor Company and Hennessey Performance, Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day - Runner Up

Nearly two decades ago, Wesley Ryan sold his 1993 Ford Mustang GT to help cover the cost of his wife’s cancer treatment. Earlier this week, he was reunited with his car, thanks to help from Ford Motor Company and Texas-based tuning specialist Hennessey Performance.

His wife Laura survived her bout with the disease, thanks in part to the sacrifice of the Mustang GT. The Detroit News reports that Ryan sold the car 17 years ago and assumed it was gone forever, but the couple’s two kids tracked it down and negotiated a price to buy the car back.

The Foxbody was in bad shape and needed thousands in repairs, but Wesley’s son Jake was ready to do all the work himself. Ford caught wind of the heartwarming story before he could start and offered to restore the car for the family.


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The ONT Musical Interlude



Born on this day: 11 Aug 1954
Joe Jackson, UK singer, songwriter, (1980 UK No.5 single 'It's Different For Girls' and 1982 US No.6 & UK No.7 single 'Steppin Out'). via thisdayinmusic.com

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I guess Birmingham, Michigan has no parks. Just ask our Genius Award Winners.

f you are going to get naked and have sex with your partner in the back seat of an automobile, your car should be located anywhere but the parking lot of the local police department.

That important precaution was ignored by a Michigan couple now facing a court date next week after they were cited for disorderly conduct.


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When Israel isn't screwing around with the weather. They become Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

On Tuesday, the Kenyan women's lacrosse team played Israel and were at a slight disadvantage.

The Kenyan players did not have cleats.

So, the next day Israel surprised the whole team with brand new cleats.


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Weekly commenter stats for week of 8-11-2019

Top 10 commenters:
1 [598 comments] 'garrett' [83.94 posts/day]
2 [490 comments] 'flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner'
3 [469 comments] 'TheJamesMadison, World famous in Poland'
4 [455 comments] 'Tom Servo'
5 [445 comments] 'rickb223'
6 [422 comments] 'Mr. Peebles'
7 [389 comments] 'J.J. Sefton'
8 [382 comments] 'JoeF.'
9 [327 comments] 'Deep State is in Deep Shit'
10 [323 comments] 'Jane D'oh'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [163 names] 'raimondo on tap' [22.88 unique names/day]
2 [48 names] 'HA'
3 [43 names] 'Hands'
4 [39 names] 'Little Lupe'
5 [37 names] 'Surfperch'
6 [36 names] 'LeftCoast Dawg'
7 [36 names] 'freaked'
8 [33 names] 'ace'
9 [27 names] 'joncelli, because somebody had to'
10 [25 names] 'Cicero (@cicero)'


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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:00 PM




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1 l'chaim

Posted by: Sock Monkey's evil twin sock at August 11, 2019 10:00 PM (Buc1C)

2 Hi

Posted by: Basement Cat at August 11, 2019 10:00 PM (pPNCa)

3 Yay ONT!

Posted by: Splunge at August 11, 2019 10:01 PM (ed8K1)

4 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at August 11, 2019 10:01 PM (JFzNN)

5 *takes off funny hat*

Posted by: Sock Monkey's evil twin sock at August 11, 2019 10:01 PM (Buc1C)

6 Say, how about a pit hair warning on that Emily R. link?

Posted by: Splunge at August 11, 2019 10:01 PM (ed8K1)

7 10

Posted by: ALH at August 11, 2019 10:02 PM (GaOgf)

8 Good evening, y'all.

Posted by: Bert G at August 11, 2019 10:03 PM (OMsf+)

9 You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant
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Harlan Ellison

Posted by: Sock Monkey's evil twin sock at August 11, 2019 10:03 PM (Buc1C)

10 Britain's national healthcare system said Thursday a record 4.4 million Britons are waiting for surgery -- a figure one medical leader called "unacceptable."

Fine. We'll just cancel half of them.

Posted by: NHS at August 11, 2019 10:03 PM (C78No)

11 Copper Falls State Park in WI. Can not recommend it enough:

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 11, 2019 10:03 PM (KLdfT)

12 Apologies to everyone for last night, and apologies especially to MisHum, who has done wonderful work for the AoS.

I had a couple of setbacks last night, and reacted uncharacteristically.

This is an explanation, and not an excuse.

I shall try to do better going forward.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 11, 2019 10:04 PM (l9m7l)

13 6 Say, how about a pit hair warning on that Emily R. link?
Posted by: Splunge at August 11, 2019 10:01 PM (ed8K1)

Not in my job description.

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

14 Say, how about a pit hair warning on that Emily R. link?


Odd choice, given her mish grooming preferences.

Still, pit hair is not a disqualifier if you're ever lived in Europe of if the girl is Emily Ratajkowski.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 11, 2019 10:05 PM (fuK7c)

15 11 Copper Falls State Park in WI. Can not recommend it enough:
Posted by: Muad'dib at August 11, 2019 10:03 PM (KLdfT)

One of the rivers that form that falls runs through our land where our cabin is at.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 11, 2019 10:05 PM (aA3+G)

16 Don't know which is a better version:

https://youtu.be/F5-z1c-9QmE


Or

https://youtu.be/n_gtGfAail4

Posted by: RGallegos at August 11, 2019 10:05 PM (59GQk)

17 Music from the 80's.... meh

Posted by: Sock Monkey's evil twin sock at August 11, 2019 10:05 PM (Buc1C)

18 13 6 Say, how about a pit hair warning on that Emily R. link?
Posted by: Splunge at August 11, 2019 10:01 PM (ed8K1)

Not in my job description.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 11, 2019 10:04 PM (aA3+G)


Heh.

Posted by: Splunge at August 11, 2019 10:05 PM (ed8K1)

19 How much helium does it take to blow up those outfits?

Posted by: ALH at August 11, 2019 10:06 PM (GaOgf)

20 >
One of the rivers that form that falls runs through our land where our cabin is at.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 11, 2019 10:05 PM (aA3+G)



The Bad?

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 11, 2019 10:06 PM (KLdfT)

21 One of the rivers that form that falls runs through our land where our cabin is at.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 11, 2019 10:05 PM (aA3+G)


Tyler or Bad?

Posted by: davidt at August 11, 2019 10:06 PM (O9EVq)

22 after thoughtful consideration, the studio has decided to cancel our plans to release the film."

Sounds good, make it and we'll buy it. Ok, get the marketing plan together, schedule everything, let's get this out there.

...and THEN you do your "thoughtful consideration"?! No, it is nothing of the kind by that point.

Posted by: t-bird at August 11, 2019 10:07 PM (98WNR)

23 How much helium does it take to blow up those outfits?

*shart!* Hey, that worked a little!

Posted by: Hillary! at August 11, 2019 10:07 PM (98WNR)

24 Posted by: Muad'dib at August 11, 2019 10:06 PM (KLdfT)

Posted by: davidt at August 11, 2019 10:06 PM (O9EVq)

The Tyler Forks.

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

25
One of the rivers that form that falls runs through our land where our cabin is at.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 11, 2019 10:05 PM (aA3+G)

You must have a beautiful place, MisHum. So happy for you!

Posted by: ALH at August 11, 2019 10:08 PM (GaOgf)

26 Cozy Valley?

Posted by: davidt at August 11, 2019 10:10 PM (O9EVq)

27 Wow.
I made the roster of shame.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 11, 2019 10:10 PM (o1fzk)

28 David Cole is 1000% correct. Los Angeles is already an urban reservation; even the yuppies are giving up and moving out of downtown. The next five years, it will accelerate.
I live in the suburbs, so time to think ahead.

Posted by: pj at August 11, 2019 10:10 PM (qlTN9)

29 Joe Jackon still puts on a good show. Last time we saw him in concert, he told the audience "Steppin Out" was written without the pulsing drum machine beat, but when you need a contract, you do what the suits "suggest."

Posted by: 2009Refugee at August 11, 2019 10:11 PM (8AONa)

30 Not going to click the "Steppin' Out" link. It is an ear worm of the worst degree. The song is fine the first 10,000 times but it does get old.

Posted by: DR.WTF at August 11, 2019 10:11 PM (aS1PU)

31 ISTR the technical term for that possible breakwater in the top picture is ... a groin.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 11, 2019 10:11 PM (u82oZ)

32 I can stop sockpuppeting anytime I want. Seriously.

Posted by: Totally not joncelli at August 11, 2019 10:11 PM (1FhAQ)

33 >32 I can stop sockpuppeting anytime I want. Seriously.
Posted by: Totally not joncelli at August 11, 2019 10:11 PM (1FhAQ)



Pretend I inserted the OK emoji here.

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 11, 2019 10:14 PM (KLdfT)

34 I can stop sockpuppeting anytime I want. Seriously.
Posted by: Totally not joncelli at August 11, 2019 10:11 PM (1FhAQ)


Don't sockpuppet if you're allergic to sockpuppet.

Posted by: DR.WTF at August 11, 2019 10:14 PM (aS1PU)

35 Good evening, Horde.

Today wasn't a bad day. Made customers very happy, reaped rewards accordingly.

They made the ship, with No Kidding Literally, mere seconds to spare. Security had the key in the lock of the door, and belayed turning the bolt ONLY cause they saw me pulling up at said door with a load of very anxious people at the very last second.

They let them in, and then turned the key in the lock.

Pro-Tip. When booking a cruise, don't schedule a flight from Chicago on the same day of embarkation.

Mechanical delays on their flight cut things down to the last seconds. One more red-light along the way, and they'd have been screwed.

And I was a bit more generous with the gas pedal than might be normal or prudent. But it got the job done.

Tomorrow's adventure? New tires for the Mazda.

Yippee.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 11, 2019 10:14 PM (QzJWU)

36 Nice calming picture of swells, cresting waves and the land / sea interface. Ahhhh.


Thank you, Misanthropic Humanitarian

I also thought quote V to be telling. Proof we are fracturing as a country, and especially that our media (the former feedback mechanism to correct wrongs) is broken.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 11, 2019 10:15 PM (u82oZ)

37 Maybe the people think what happens on the reservation is none of their business because they are repeatedly told when commenting on the activities on said reservations to mind their business and stop being racist.

Posted by: The Hoser at August 11, 2019 10:15 PM (v3UCk)

38 Unless I rub your bits, I am not a whore.

Posted by: E. (totally not a whore) Ratajkowski at August 11, 2019 10:16 PM (RVcmP)

39 Joe Jackon still puts on a good show. Last time we saw him in concert, he told the audience "Steppin Out" was written without the pulsing drum machine beat, but when you need a contract, you do what the suits "suggest."
Posted by: 2009Refugee at August 11, 2019 10:11 PM (8AONa)

When I was a kid I hated "Is She Really Going Out With Him" until I heard a live recording that he did, years later. It was far more piano intensive, and it featured Joe chatting amiably with the audience.

I finally liked that song. I would love to see him play live. he seems to be legit.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at August 11, 2019 10:16 PM (cYu9Z)

40 Trump ripped Donny Douche to shreds and called Mika Joe's "Psycho Wife(?)" in a tweet.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 11, 2019 10:16 PM (o1fzk)

41 40 Trump ripped Donny Douche to shreds and called Mika Joe's "Psycho Wife(?)" in a tweet.
Posted by: JoeF. at August 11, 2019 10:16 PM (o1fzk)

The Donald gives even better than he gets.

Posted by: ALH at August 11, 2019 10:18 PM (GaOgf)

42 Joe Jackson and Elvis Costello both went far beyond punk and "new wave." And both continue to create music worth listening to.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 11, 2019 10:18 PM (o1fzk)

43 Curse you, Garrett.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 11, 2019 10:18 PM (t6MX/)

44 32 I can stop sockpuppeting anytime I want. Seriously.
Posted by: Totally not joncelli at August 11, 2019 10:11 PM (1FhAQ)


Interventions can be ordered for a small fee

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 11, 2019 10:18 PM (aA3+G)

45 People that have never had to wait for health care services have no idea that it could even happen, never mind what it feels like.

I live in Canada, where smart people are finding options outside the country. Less smart people complain about the wait lists.

Posted by: Halfwise at August 11, 2019 10:19 PM (kLxSO)

46 Epstein the umor is was going to name names for a lighter sentence, If you think that Bill Barr did not know this & they had him moved out before The Clinton/Deep State Mafia could finish the Suicide that they already tried once??

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 11, 2019 10:19 PM (BqBId)

47 >
43 Curse you, Garrett.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 11, 2019 10:18 PM (



He gets that a lot.

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 11, 2019 10:19 PM (KLdfT)

48 Svetlana is of course a sock for Putin. Why do you think she wouldn't give a last name?

Posted by: The Hoser at August 11, 2019 10:19 PM (v3UCk)

49 10 Britain's national healthcare system said Thursday a record 4.4 million Britons are waiting for surgery -- a figure one medical leader called "unacceptable."

Fine. We'll just cancel half of them.
Posted by: NHS at August 11, 2019 10:03 PM (C78No)

Time to kill some ailing toddlers!

Posted by: Gem at August 11, 2019 10:19 PM (XoAz8)

50 Cozy Valley?
Posted by: davidt at August 11, 2019 10:10 PM (O9EVq)
*******
Not to be confused with the late great Cozy Powell

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 11, 2019 10:20 PM (BqBId)

51 "Urban reservations "... .can you say Detroit?

Posted by: Sock Monkey's evil twin sock at August 11, 2019 10:21 PM (Buc1C)

52
When the Koch Brothers are in bed with Richard Trumpka swapping spit, it's not a happy ending for America.

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Does Richard Trumpka own a hampster?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 11, 2019 10:22 PM (13CQC)

53 Colin Powell is "late?"
RIP

Posted by: JoeF. at August 11, 2019 10:22 PM (o1fzk)

54 49 Time to kill some ailing toddlers![\i]

Way ahead of you.

Posted by: Planned Parenthood at August 11, 2019 10:22 PM (v3UCk)

55
A company with which I had a preliminary phone conversation wants a Skype meeting next week. So, glimmers of hope.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11, 2019 10:23 PM (Wx/+I)

56 Hadrian
That's great news! Prayers for success.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at August 11, 2019 10:24 PM (FXmGD)

57 >
A company with which I had a preliminary phone conversation wants a Skype meeting next week. So, glimmers of hope.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11,



Congrats! Close the deal.

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 11, 2019 10:24 PM (KLdfT)

58 Colin Powell is "late?"
RIP
Posted by: JoeF. at August 11, 2019 10:22 PM (o1fzk)

He was great in Anchorman.

Go fuck yourselves, San Diego.

Comedy Gold.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at August 11, 2019 10:24 PM (cYu9Z)

59 Fingers crossed, Hadrian.

Posted by: Planned Parenthood at August 11, 2019 10:24 PM (v3UCk)

60 Shutting down MSNBC will prevent future mass shootings.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 11, 2019 10:24 PM (LxTcq)

61 Go get um, Hadrian the Seventh!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 11, 2019 10:25 PM (u82oZ)

62 It was a multi-level joke. Just shut up and accept it.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at August 11, 2019 10:25 PM (cYu9Z)

63 55
A company with which I had a preliminary phone conversation wants a Skype meeting next week. So, glimmers of hope.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11, 2019 10:23 PM (Wx/+I)


Cool, don't let the pooches carry on too much with barking and whining.

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

64
"To me, it's not logical that they've done this. What about (the immigrants') families? They have to make a living, they have kids. Right?" Lian said in Mandarin. "They didn't do anything bad, they just want to make money, raise their kids."

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Perfect. Now we're hiring hostile foreigners to recruit illegal aliens. Doing the jobs American won't do squared.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 11, 2019 10:25 PM (13CQC)

65 Damnit, I wanted to see that movie The Hunt.

Would have been comedy gold.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 11, 2019 10:25 PM (ncE1D)

66 That was an unfortunate sock incident.

THESE fingers crossed, Hadrian.

Posted by: TheHoser at August 11, 2019 10:26 PM (v3UCk)

67
But it feels good to me, and it's my damn choice, right? Isn't that what feminism is about - choice?

*bursts into hysterical laughter*

How quaint!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11, 2019 10:27 PM (Wx/+I)

68 You were already on the prayer list Hadrian, I will send up an addendum

Posted by: Sock Monkey's evil twin sock at August 11, 2019 10:27 PM (Buc1C)

69 This Life Liberty and Levin episode is really tough to watch.

Posted by: IrishEi at August 11, 2019 10:28 PM (sGotD)

70 Proof we are fracturing as a country, and especially that our media (the former feedback mechanism to correct wrongs) is broken.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 11, 2019 10:15 PM (u82oZ)

The cracks in every aspect of our civilizational construct are getting deeper and more obvious every day, even if you only follow the MSM!

We're going to get walls, but they won't be around the country, but around elite gated communities. Sadly, EPA regulations will be used to forbid the building of such walls for peasant communities!

And yes, that's a beautiful picture, MisHum picks some fine ones!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 11, 2019 10:29 PM (BiNEL)

71 @10 Britain's national healthcare system said Thursday a record 4.4 million Britons are waiting for surgery -- a figure one medical leader called "unacceptable."

Fine. We'll just cancel half of them.
Posted by: NHS at August 11, 2019 10:03 PM (C78No)

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

You aren't playing games with the waiting lists?

Amateurs...

-- US Veterans Administration

Posted by: junior at August 11, 2019 10:30 PM (Fp6vo)

72 On that minimalist reloading set up article in the gub thread, the use of a trimmer, case cleaner, bench-mounted press, and bench is a bit more than minimalist.

I loaded thousands with a Lee Hand Press, Lee caliber specific trimmers, an RCBS hand primer, Lee Dippers and Redding beam scale. For cleaning, get a plastic jug and use this cleaning solution recipe found on Cast Boolits.


1 quart of water. 1 cup white vinegar. 1/2 cup lemon juice. 1/4 cup liquid laundry or dishwashing detergent. Agitate until clean, rinse and dry in sun or oven.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 11, 2019 10:30 PM (t6MX/)

73 BTW good stuff as is almost always the case MisHum!

Posted by: Sock Monkey's evil twin sock at August 11, 2019 10:30 PM (Buc1C)

74 69, why? Who is Levin's guest?

Posted by: JoeF. at August 11, 2019 10:30 PM (o1fzk)

75 Jonah always looked good in yellow.

Posted by: Dusky Bull at August 11, 2019 10:31 PM (XXaRO)

76 Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

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Posted by: kbdabear at August 11, 2019 10:31 PM (qAR6u)

77
But it feels good to me, and it's my damn choice, right? Isn't that what feminism is about - choice?

*bursts into hysterical laughter*

How quaint!
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

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You got a glimmer of meaning from that? These non sequiturs and weird tag lines are part of the lingo of self-acceptance and self-exploration and self-discovery and all the other self-related things people like her do nowadays.

"Sometimes I have eggs for breakfast, sometimes it's toast," they Instagram. Whatevs.

"And that's all right." Huh?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 11, 2019 10:32 PM (13CQC)

78 I wonder how much it cost to do the homage to the NHS bit in the 2012 Olympics opening ceremonies.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 11, 2019 10:32 PM (t+qrx)

79 read it in da sunday papers

Posted by: vizzy at August 11, 2019 10:32 PM (YGg5b)

80
Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at August 11, 2019 10:14 PM (QzJWU)

I can only hope the gratuity was commensurate to the effort. If not, maybe the fact that they'll probably be telling the story for years will be its own reward.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at August 11, 2019 10:32 PM (jp0Bv)

81 65
Damnit, I wanted to see that movie The Hunt.



Would have been comedy gold.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 11, 2019 10:25 PM (ncE1D)

Sounds like a ready-made target for whackjobs. No thanks.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 11, 2019 10:32 PM (t6MX/)

82 Trump Talks to Gun Rights Leaders
https://t.co/EroGGbGHMs

White House Asks Gun-Rights Leader for Input on Shooting Response
https://t.co/YchZgWg1WA

Interview with Alan Gottlieb Part 1
National gun-rights advocate offers winning advice
https://t.co/QHM8Xg7dAO

Posted by: David at August 11, 2019 10:32 PM (jY1B4)

83 More Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/y65nbyml

https://tinyurl.com/y48za377

https://tinyurl.com/yy7t49ng

https://tinyurl.com/y3zvynol

Posted by: kbdabear at August 11, 2019 10:33 PM (qAR6u)

84 Hadrian, prayers up for you on several fronts!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 11, 2019 10:34 PM (BiNEL)

85 Why is the Washington Post asking if Epstein's "procurer" is a possible target without any kind of WTF?

Seriously. Are they so in the bag that they cannot step back and see that Epstein was an evil demon walking the earth? and that his "procurer" is just as fucking evil?

I am sick of giving a person or an entity "the benefit of a doubt." All too often it goes entirely the other fucking way.

Think someone is being an evil asshole? You are likely correct, but are also likely unaware of some fucked up shit you have not seen.

We are seeing evil on the level of men beating on Lot's doors demanding to defile the angles in Lot's home.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at August 11, 2019 10:34 PM (cYu9Z)

86 Thank you for the compliance pics. I would discuss the waters of my home world with each.

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 11, 2019 10:34 PM (KLdfT)

87
Damnit, I wanted to see that movie The Hunt.
Would have been comedy gold.
Posted by: Sharkman


It'll be released someday.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 11, 2019 10:35 PM (aKsyK)

88 Even More Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/y367v8p9

https://tinyurl.com/y4q9lyj9

https://tinyurl.com/y35g9xdb

https://tinyurl.com/y5fjcxpd

Posted by: kbdabear at August 11, 2019 10:35 PM (qAR6u)

89 In passing, I heard the very-hetero Booker on one of the Sunday shows say "The primary role of the federal government is to guarantee personal safety".

What? Got a reference for that? Even my local PD doesn't have that charge.

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs, still needs a new Nic! at August 11, 2019 10:36 PM (6b6MO)

90 The Donald gives even better than he gets.

Posted by: ALH at August 11, 2019 10:18 PM (GaOgf)


"...I am a very reciprocal President"

_President Donald J. Trump

Posted by: Braenyard at August 11, 2019 10:36 PM (Hg4NE)

91 Hey everybody.

I forget the title, but back in the 1990s a movie was released about a group of liberals who like to invite conservatives over for dinner, then murder them. It was *not* a hit.

Roger Ebert gave it a surprisingly thoughtful review.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 11, 2019 10:36 PM (L2ZTs)

92 why? Who is Levin's guest?
Posted by: JoeF. at August 11, 2019 10:30 PM (o1fzk)
~~~~~

Jaco Booyens. It's all about child sex trafficking and slavery. Terrifying how widespread it is.

Booyens' sister was trafficked back in 1995 and held for six years, so he has first hand knowledge.

Posted by: IrishEi at August 11, 2019 10:36 PM (sGotD)

93 Everyone in Florida knows how bad the medical system in Canada is.

Posted by: pawn at August 11, 2019 10:37 PM (PveK5)

94 Blow the margins at your peril...[CBD]

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 11, 2019 10:37 PM (L2ZTs)

95 89 In passing, I heard the very-hetero Booker on one of the Sunday shows say "The primary role of the federal government is to guarantee personal safety".

What? Got a reference for that? Even my local PD doesn't have that charge.
Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs, still needs a new Nic! at August 11, 2019 10:36 PM (6b6MO)

When seconds count, the feds are days away.

Posted by: A dude in MI at August 11, 2019 10:37 PM (SxBH1)

96 89 In passing, I heard the very-hetero Booker on one of the Sunday shows say "The primary role of the federal government is to guarantee personal safety".

What? Got a reference for that? Even my local PD doesn't have that charge.
Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs, still needs a new Nic! at August 11, 2019 10:36 PM (6b6MO)


They did such a great job with Kate Steinle that they're branching out.

Posted by: Splunge at August 11, 2019 10:37 PM (ed8K1)

97 Night all.

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 11, 2019 10:37 PM (KLdfT)

98 [Ana Alonzo-Alonzo] told agents she was working under the assumed identity of Isabel Perez and was on the night shift. Her unit is responsible for processing chicken tenders.

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We must help these brown families to make my tendies. If my mom doesn't bring me tendies, I will burn down a fuckin Starbucks, so help me god!

Posted by: Antifa Swine at August 11, 2019 10:37 PM (LXVpk)

99 the angles in Lot's home.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at August 11, 2019 10:34 PM (cYu9Z)

You know, because he loved geometry and had some acute angles that would make Escher weep.

Fucking fat fingers, making me look stoopid.

Worst philosopher ever.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at August 11, 2019 10:37 PM (cYu9Z)

100 10 Britain's national healthcare system said Thursday a record 4.4 million Britons are waiting for surgery -- a figure one medical leader called "unacceptable."

Fine. We'll just cancel half of them.
Posted by: NHS at August 11, 2019 10:03 PM (C78No)

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

Easy there, Thanos!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at August 11, 2019 10:39 PM (Zbbka)

101 EPSTEIN UPDATE:
At this moment there is little to report. You must keep in mind that it takes time for authorities to manufacture an autopsy report that fits the narrative that Mr Epstein`s tragic death was simply an unfortunate event due to a preexisting hidden medical condition or suicide with no involvement of any source other then Mr. Epstein himself.
If they choose the suicide route you can expect the usual..."Mistakes were made, and though careless in his monitoring, to suggest any criminal intent was involved would be unsubstantiated, irresponsible, conspiracy theories that demean the decent and dedicated, patriotic members of government that work tirelessly for our democracy."
If they desire to go the medical sudden death route, you can expect to be fed a boiler plate vague reference to his condition and cause with final analysis and official report released in 6-12 months after fabrication of the required documentation...
To accept this untimely death of such a high profile individual in such a circumstance would be the very definition of irresponsible!

Posted by: Tentotwo at August 11, 2019 10:39 PM (yhf6w)

102 Still, pit hair is not a disqualifier if you're ever lived in Europe of if the girl is Emily Ratajkowski.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 11, 2019 10:05 PM (fuK7c)

But it sounds like a ball gag would definitely be required.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 11, 2019 10:39 PM (abNpZ)

103 Is it it misogynistic to find women, generally speaking, to be attractive?

Posted by: A N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at August 11, 2019 10:39 PM (II6Oo)

104 "The primary role of the federal government is to guarantee personal safety".

What? Got a reference for that? Even my local PD doesn't have that charge.
Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs, still needs a new Nic! at August 11, 2019 10:36 PM (6b6MO)

He left out a few words:
"The primary role of the federal government is to make you believe that they can guarantee personal safety!".

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 11, 2019 10:40 PM (BiNEL)

105 Last Supper was the movie.

At the end of the movie, they get ersatz Rush Limbaugh that they can't stump no matter what they say. They kill him anyway IIRC.

A person who is angry proportionate to how well you defend yourself is a zealot.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 11, 2019 10:41 PM (LxTcq)

106 New release date for The Hunt is Sept 2020.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 11, 2019 10:41 PM (VlCaz)

107 My house is full of angles. Built it myself. Some of them aren't right

Posted by: Sock Monkey's evil twin sock at August 11, 2019 10:41 PM (Buc1C)

108 Ebert was a shitlib who called Team America nihilistic and gave it zero stars IIRC.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 11, 2019 10:42 PM (LxTcq)

109 When seconds count, the feds are days away.
Posted by: A dude in MI at August 11, 2019 10:37 PM (SxBH1)


That all depends if you are elite or a deplorable.

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

110 Bourbon, spoiler alert but The Last Supper wiki entry says the Limbaugh character kills the leftist zealots instead.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 11, 2019 10:42 PM (L2ZTs)

111 To accept this untimely death of such a high profile individual in such a circumstance would be the very definition of irresponsible!
Posted by: Tentotwo at August 11, 2019 10:39 PM (yhf6w)

Oh! Oh! I'll take he wasn't able to get his prescription meds in jail and he had a medical "incident". Feds will claim they were never informed of any meds.

What do I win?

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at August 11, 2019 10:43 PM (jp0Bv)

112 "The primary role of the federal government is to guarantee personal safety".


So, step one is secure the border?

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

113 When seconds count, the feds are days away.
Posted by: A dude in MI at August 11, 2019 10:37 PM (SxBH1)


About that...

Posted by: Jeffery Epstein at August 11, 2019 10:43 PM (aS1PU)

114 Bourbon, Ebert was weird, and I think personally bipolar/moody.

He hated Team America, but OTOH wrote some thoughtful things about The Last Supper. He also noted that Clint Eastwood's flick Million Dollar Baby is one of the only films made in the last 30 years where a priest is portrayed as a good person, rather than a predator/pervert/etc.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 11, 2019 10:44 PM (L2ZTs)

115 I can relate to the RP story. I'm not losing any senses exactly. I'm losing my coordination, slowly. My balance, my fine motor skills, the coordination that lets me think and make decisions, my speech, my mobility. In many ways it would be simpler to go blind (my eyesight is declining but I will no lose it). Like the Rp fellow my disease is genetic it came from my grandmother through to my mother then to me. Like RP that is very rare so is SCA type 14. There is no treatment or cure and research is limited because it doesn't make economic sense. Chronic disease very much tries ones character.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at August 11, 2019 10:44 PM (0OmEj)

116 Chin up, Jeffery, hang in there buddy!

Posted by: Bill Clinton at August 11, 2019 10:44 PM (O9EVq)

117 "The primary role of the federal government is to guarantee personal safety".

*crisp about face*

Who said that?

WHO THE FUCK SAID THAT?

Posted by: Gunny Hartman at August 11, 2019 10:45 PM (cYu9Z)

118 To accept this untimely death of such a high profile individual in such a circumstance would be the very definition of irresponsible!

Exactly. Just like the thorough examination and reporting on some nobody like Antonin Scalia.


Posted by: Racist
Russian Agent
Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 11, 2019 10:45 PM (lD3vL)

119 Flounder, can I put that in my regular medium shaker/cleaner to agitate?

Posted by: RI Red at August 11, 2019 10:45 PM (rvj2+)

120 Howdy fappers and fapperettes

Posted by: Insomniac at August 11, 2019 10:47 PM (NWiLs)

121 Kudos to you, Jim -- well done!

Posted by: Empire1 at August 11, 2019 10:47 PM (uTLF9)

122 i could say:

- what? men loving beautiful women and women wanting to be beautiful is mysogony, the hatred of women? it really is that sick.

-speaking of sick, beto has emerged as the most vicious and worthless of the dems.

- & speaking of getting well, iphone's reading blood pressure is one more step to the star trek tricorder.

but i really just stopped by to respond to the sidebar...

i like natalie imbrulia's "torn". great song and video!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 11, 2019 10:47 PM (Pg+x7)

123 I finally had time to watch Downfall today. It is an excellent movie. But we made the wrong clip into a meme. We should have used Magda Goebbels saying there is no future without National Socialism, then murdering all her children.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 11, 2019 10:48 PM (Lqy/e)

124 And I'm not on the Wall O' Shame. Excellent.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 11, 2019 10:48 PM (NWiLs)

125

Good news for Krispy Kreme fans: the doughnut company is rolling out a delivery service!

The company announced they are rolling out an online ordering and delivery service in 15 states.

Currently, you can only order doughnuts by the dozen.

The delivery order mus cost at least $7.99 and fees vary by location.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 11, 2019 10:48 PM (aKsyK)

126 Can we have Kinetic Civil War now?

Posted by: Carl at August 11, 2019 10:48 PM (FTPVM)

127 Sponge!

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 11, 2019 10:48 PM (SXMRB)

128 Have a blessed night, everyone. May your dreams be spectacular.

However ...

Head on a swivel and have a Mattis plan.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 11, 2019 10:49 PM (u82oZ)

129 The primary role of the federal government is to secure its existence and secure its continuance.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 11, 2019 10:49 PM (Hg4NE)

130 ... in fact, i'm going to watch "torn" on youtube.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 11, 2019 10:49 PM (Pg+x7)

131 115 USNtakim, do you have Huntington chorea?
I'm sorry for your challenges.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at August 11, 2019 10:49 PM (a4qVe)

132 The primary role of the government is to become the beast it always dreamed it could be.

Posted by: Carl at August 11, 2019 10:50 PM (FTPVM)

133 Nice ONT, Mis Hum! Thanks.

America, the last best hope of earth. As true today as when the phrase was first uttered.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at August 11, 2019 10:51 PM (bHlGF)

134 If the US Government were a person, it would be diagnosed as severely psychotic, with major narcissistic tendences and delusions of grandeur.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 11, 2019 10:52 PM (L2ZTs)

135
Currently, you can only order doughnuts by the dozen.

Who eats fewer than a dozen?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11, 2019 10:52 PM (Wx/+I)

136 Moby at 126?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 11, 2019 10:52 PM (abNpZ)

137 Emily has the Rapunzel Pits. All the cool chicks are sportin' 'em for fall.

Posted by: klaftern at August 11, 2019 10:52 PM (RuIsu)

138 115 I can relate to the RP story. I'm not losing any senses exactly. I'm losing my coordination, slowly. My balance, my fine motor skills, the coordination that lets me think and make decisions, my speech, my mobility. In many ways it would be simpler to go blind (my eyesight is declining but I will no lose it). Like the Rp fellow my disease is genetic it came from my grandmother through to my mother then to me. Like RP that is very rare so is SCA type 14. There is no treatment or cure and research is limited because it doesn't make economic sense. Chronic disease very much tries ones character.
Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at August 11, 2019 10:44 PM (0OmEj)

Wow, sorry to hear that.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 11, 2019 10:52 PM (Rz2Nc)

Posted by: Jeffrey Epstein and Aaron Hernandez at August 11, 2019 10:52 PM (VlCaz)

140 89 In passing, I heard the very-hetero Booker on one of the Sunday shows say "The primary role of the federal government is to guarantee personal safety".

What? Got a reference for that? Even my local PD doesn't have that charge.
Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs, still needs a new Nic! at August 11, 2019 10:36 PM (6b6MO

What is, "Protect the border, Alex?"

Posted by: RI Red at August 11, 2019 10:53 PM (rvj2+)

141
"...I am a very reciprocal President"

_President Donald J. Trump
Posted by: Braenyard

=======

He doesn't reciprocate -- he escalates!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 11, 2019 10:54 PM (13CQC)

142 119
Flounder, can I put that in my regular medium shaker/cleaner to agitate?

Posted by: RI Red at August 11, 2019 10:45 PM (rvj2+)

Not sure if you are asking about a vibratory cleaner (no, not unless you had a water tight container) or a thumler's tumbler type of rotary rock polisher type cleaner (presume yes).
For minimalist, I just went with a Rubbermade sealable pitcher and would shake a couple minutes, let sit, shake some more. 2 Liter bottle would probably work, too. Brass does not get bright, but it is clean.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 11, 2019 10:54 PM (t6MX/)

143 /sock

Posted by: DR.WTF at August 11, 2019 10:54 PM (aS1PU)

144 A company with which I had a preliminary phone conversation wants a Skype meeting next week. So, glimmers of hope.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11, 2019 10:23 PM (Wx/+I)
* * * *

Prayers up. Nail it!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at August 11, 2019 10:54 PM (bHlGF)

145 So how long before everyone working at the prison during Epstein's exit has also, uh, suicided?

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 11, 2019 10:54 PM (L2ZTs)

146 Now that Bob Mueller is done with the Trump - Russia investigation, he can get right on that Epstein matter. I imagine he can run up another 40 million in costs and decide that he could not exonerate Trump on...oh... say October 15th 2020.

Posted by: JB1000 at August 11, 2019 10:54 PM (0JkhZ)

147 85:We are seeing evil on the level of men beating on Lot's doors demanding to defile the angles in Lot's home.


Biblically speaking, it will get much much worse.

Posted by: Puddleglum, job huntin' at August 11, 2019 10:55 PM (m3oVE)

148 I was looking up You Tube versions of Darlin' Be Home Soon the other night. This one by Tedeschi Trucks Band is very nice.

https://youtu.be/MtG5bT13m8U

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 11, 2019 10:55 PM (Lqy/e)

149 ... ok, i'm back and i can report that natalie imbruglia is still beautiful and still feels naked on the floor.

you go, girl!

wonderful song & video.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 11, 2019 10:55 PM (Pg+x7)

150 136 uh oh am I not the only carl?

Posted by: Carl at August 11, 2019 10:55 PM (FTPVM)

151
Her Majesty cancelled the 0330 pill call. Progress!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11, 2019 10:56 PM (Wx/+I)

152 A company with which I had a preliminary phone conversation wants a Skype meeting next week. So, glimmers of hope.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11, 2019 10:23 PM (Wx/+I)

Good luck, sir.

And wear pants. I cannot stress this enough. If it's good enough for the book thread, well...

Posted by: Gunny Hartman at August 11, 2019 10:56 PM (cYu9Z)

153 (... just doing my part to rescue music from the cuckhunters.)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 11, 2019 10:56 PM (Pg+x7)

154
Re Juan Epstein: it looks like they're going with the incompetent guards explanation. The guards were tired and overworked and fell asleep and failed to check on him.

The autopsy has been completed -- with Michael Baden as a witness -- but they aren't releasing the conclusions yet.

Posted by: Dr. Quincy at August 11, 2019 10:56 PM (f1Vqw)

155 Who knows if Epstein killed himself or was killed?

But it was because all his jailers broke all the protocols, in order to enable him or his assassin.

Now if you're like me, who was a kid in the 90s, it's a political fact of life that the Clintons kill people pretty shamelessly, and always get away with it.

But this was so brazen that it seems intended to be known. Almost Russian style. Bill might as well have given the guard one of his cufflinks to leave by the body.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 11, 2019 10:56 PM (LXVpk)

156 I finally had time to watch Downfall today. It is an excellent movie.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 11, 2019 10:48 PM (Lqy/e)


Seconded. Chilling and well-done. It's the kind of movie I don't need to watch more than once, but it was worth having seen.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 11, 2019 10:56 PM (t+qrx)

157 . . speaking of getting well, iphone's reading blood pressure is one more step to the star trek tricorder.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp

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My cardiologist suggested I buy an small add on for my cell phone that records an EKG for me. I use it to determine if I am having an afib episode. He has told me what to look for and when to send him the 'strip', wait it out, or head to the ER RIGHT NOW!

It's saved me two trips to the hospital. Love the damn thing. Not covered by ins btw but I don't care.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 11, 2019 10:56 PM (Y4EXg)

158 *sheds USMC sock*

...much shame, being a doggie and all.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at August 11, 2019 10:57 PM (cYu9Z)

159 "The primary role of the federal government is to guarantee personal safety".

*crisp about face*

Who said that?

WHO THE FUCK SAID THAT?
Posted by: Gunny Hartman


Can you win an ONT thread?
Because that did.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 11, 2019 10:57 PM (q1pbo)

160 Wait.....ace is sockpuppeteering?

Greatness walks among the commoners and we are blissfully unaware.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 11, 2019 10:57 PM (YA914)

161 "Full Metal Jacket II: Gunny's Revenge"

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 11, 2019 10:58 PM (L2ZTs)

162 Ruh roh.

Twitter people are saying Tucker Carlson has been suspended for two weeks for saying that the White Supremacy Scare is BS.

Posted by: IrishEi at August 11, 2019 10:59 PM (sGotD)

163
"...I am a very reciprocal President"

_President Donald J. Trump
Posted by: Braenyard


He is the very model of a modern reciprocal executive.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 11, 2019 10:59 PM (aKsyK)

164 The autopsy has been completed -- with Michael Baden as a witness -- but they aren't releasing the conclusions yet.
Posted by: Dr. Quincy at August 11, 2019 10:56 PM (f1Vqw)

Get Ducky on it. He's British, and has a way with words, and all that.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at August 11, 2019 10:59 PM (cYu9Z)

165 I have a disease called Spinocerebellar ataxia type 14. Rare incurable. Not as bad as huntington's. Similar but not as severe. Life is worth living though. I love life and intend to live as much as I can.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at August 11, 2019 10:59 PM (0OmEj)

166 speaking of getting well, iphone's reading blood pressure is one more step to the star trek tricorder.

Only if you want every insurance company and marketer in the United States to know what your blood pressure is.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 11, 2019 11:00 PM (I2/tG)

167 The autopsy has been completed -- with Michael Baden as a witness -- but they aren't releasing the conclusions yet.
Posted by: Dr. Quincy at August 11, 2019 10:56 PM (f1Vqw)


"He shot himself three times after he was already dead! Wow, Epstein was talented!!" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 11, 2019 11:01 PM (L2ZTs)

168
So if the violence in the US is so horrible that guns need to be banned, why is Hollywood still churning out Fast and Furious episodes?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11, 2019 11:01 PM (Wx/+I)

169 117 "The primary role of the federal government is to guarantee personal safety".

*checks ammo inventory*

Posted by: Sock Monkey's evil twin sock at August 11, 2019 11:01 PM (Buc1C)

170 Wait.....ace is sockpuppeteering?

Greatness walks among the commoners and we are blissfully unaware.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 11, 2019 10:57 PM (YA914)

He's sneaky as hell too. I eventually recognize his hash, but I don't always look at the hash first.

Shit. He could be watching now.

I've said too much.

*throws cloak over head, dashes into alley*

Posted by: Pug Mahon at August 11, 2019 11:02 PM (cYu9Z)

171 "...I am a very reciprocal President"

_President Donald J. Trump
Posted by: Braenyard

He is the very model of a modern reciprocal executive.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 11, 2019 10:59 PM (aKsyK)


Thank you, I can start breathing again.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 11, 2019 11:02 PM (t+qrx)

172 169
117 "The primary role of the federal government is to guarantee personal safety".



*checks ammo inventory*





Posted by: Sock Monkey's evil twin sock at August 11, 2019 11:01 PM (Buc1C)

"The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our ammo."

Posted by: Zombie Emerson at August 11, 2019 11:02 PM (t6MX/)

173
Don't look at me. I was at Balmoral with Mummy when Mr. Epstein took his life.

Posted by: Prince Andrew at August 11, 2019 11:03 PM (f1Vqw)

174
"The primary role of the federal government is to guarantee personal safety of the right people."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11, 2019 11:03 PM (Wx/+I)

175 Britain's national healthcare system said Thursday a record 4.4 million Britons are waiting for surgery -- a figure one medical leader called "unacceptable."

I'd really like to know if there are - er - "adjustments" to the queue.

Do Tony Blair's relatives really have to wait as long for needed surgeries as an ordinary schlub?

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 11, 2019 11:04 PM (I2/tG)

176
Twitter people are saying Tucker Carlson has been suspended for two weeks for saying that the White Supremacy Scare is BS.
Posted by: IrishEi
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My guess, they will compel him to make an on-air apology.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 11, 2019 11:04 PM (xSo9G)

177 Night Horde

Posted by: wing at August 11, 2019 11:05 PM (JFzNN)

178
Do Tony Blair's relatives really have to wait as long for needed surgeries as an ordinary schlub?
Posted by: The ARC of History!


I think private care is still available over there.

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

179 I think private care is still available over there.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 11, 2019 11:05 PM (aKsyK)

If not, Switzerland is 90 minutes away.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 11, 2019 11:06 PM (abNpZ)

180 Can we have Kinetic Civil War now?

Posted by: Carl at August 11, 2019 10:48 PM (FTPVM)

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okay by me: it's what they want, or, more correctly, what they think they want, but they have no idea WTF they are asking for, nor are they ready for it.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 11, 2019 11:07 PM (SXMRB)

181 >>>It's saved me two trips to the hospital. Love the damn thing. Not covered by ins btw but I don't care.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 11, 2019 10:56 PM (Y4EXg)


Have you tried Multaq?

Posted by: Braenyard at August 11, 2019 11:08 PM (Hg4NE)

182 The deep thoughts and comments by Emily Ratjkowski make no sense whatsoever. Just random words and leftist talking points. Trying to reconcile her (fading) hotness and sluttiness, which she used effectively and has gotten her far, with feminist ideology and leftist wokeness, which will get her nowhere in the end. A couple more years and she will never be seen again. She will then find out what the modlel/fashion industry actually value and it isn't wokeness.

Posted by: Ripley at August 11, 2019 11:08 PM (NbRJx)

183 Enthusiastic football fan: ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

Me: What? No. It's August.

EFF: PRE-SEASON!!!

Me: shit. Okay. Go Vikings, I guess.

EFF: VIKINGS? THIS IS BRONCOS COUNTRY!!! WHEEEOOOOHHHH!!!

Me: Sure. Iomona go heat up this burrito now. K?

EFF: GO BRONCOS!

Me (walking to the kitchen): Yeah, sure.

Editorial aside: I am not opposed to sports. But I hate fanbois. My office is awash with fanbois. I avoid Monday morning conversations during football season.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at August 11, 2019 11:08 PM (cYu9Z)

184 in other snowflakey nooz I went to a coffee shop in Bellaire, aka I Can't Believe It's Not Houston. The Dandelion Cafe.

They blocked ace.mu.nu, and also blocked Weather Underground I guess because of the name.

The gardens are getting curated. What the plebs read is more and more constrained.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 11, 2019 11:09 PM (/Ioag)

185 Well, made a start at reassembling my 4L60E transmission. Rear servo, clutches, planetary are in, and snap-ringed into place. Did an air-check on the rear servo, and the piston moved, so I guess I didn't tear any seals.

Then I went and hung a set of freshly-sharpened blades on the Dixon mower, and did several hours' worth of mowing, and I am now ready to start a new cycle. But the growth rate of the grass is slowing down.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 11, 2019 11:10 PM (abNpZ)

186 Love me some Joe Jackson

Posted by: Summer of Love at August 11, 2019 11:12 PM (FJrl0)

187 USNtakim.... you just let me know what I might be able to do to help with that living as much life as you can thing.

I'm 61, and have been out on the edge about as much as can be. Not as much as some, but more than most, by all accounts.

Seems fitting to me to spread that experience around a bit, and if possible then, *tag* you're it!

Not to seem trite, but I'm thinkin' you'd want to have experiences that suit your fitness level, from now to whenever. So, you're more fit now than not, and less fit later, right?

Then, what's the first five on that list, and how d'ya think we might get 'em done?

And then on to the next five, lather, rinse, repeat.

Doubt I'm alone here in that willingness to pitch in and make it fun as it can be along the way, too.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


P.S. did a good deed today. Pulled into Shell station on JFK Boulevard, the main entry road to Bush IAH airport. Spotted a pair of ladies staring at the flat tire on the rear of their Toyota 4 Runner, like turkeys at the sky in the rain.

When I inquired, they admitted they didn't know what to DO. Mother n' daughter. Mom, totally hot, early 40s. Daughter off to college next week, wanted to learn how to change a tire.

Here's her chance, I tells her.

And I had time to DO this, due to the customer's flight suffering mechanical delay.... this all happened during that two hour wait for their late arrival.

So, we get it all done in 95 degree heat, traipse off into the store. I use the washroom for it's intended purpose, and soap n' water all the grime away.

They asked me what I wanted for the help, and I told 'em just a bottle of water. Which they bought, and handed me $40, which I tried to refused. She refused my refusal.

But she did hand me her business card. Deputy with Harris County Sheriff's Dept. Made a friend there, I think.

What she'll learn tomorrow, is I donated that $40 in her name to the PTSD Foundation of America, Camp Hope, Houston, TX.

There's some times that it's just not the right thing to do, to accept money for a thing meant purely to help.

This was one such time.



Posted by: Jim at August 11, 2019 11:13 PM (QzJWU)

188 I think private care is still available over there.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 11, 2019 11:05 PM (aKsyK)


Is it? Honest question, since the UK has refused exit for patients who have already secured funding for treatments overseas.

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

189 Blessings to you USNtakim. Life IS worth living, one learns to adapt. I understand your walk, I am challenged with Stage 4 breast cancer. My husband and I are going to do everything we can until I no longer can. Everyday is still a gift and a new beginning to be thankful for.

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

190
Over 100 degrees today, but I got the lawn and the dog pens mowed. Heroic, I say! I never fail to impress myself.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11, 2019 11:15 PM (Wx/+I)

191 Hi!

today i drove across the state and had a birthday lunch with my oldest daughter. We had a great conversation, and did some shopping, then went to her lovely house and 'hung out' a while.

Thank God. I'm so grateful. we've come a long way. And now she's 29 too!

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

192 My cardiologist suggested I buy an small add on for
my cell phone that records an EKG for me. I use it to determine if I am
having an afib episode. He has told me what to look for and when to send
him the 'strip', wait it out, or head to the ER RIGHT NOW!



It's saved me two trips to the hospital. Love the damn thing. Not covered by ins btw but I don't care.

Posted by: Tonypete
care to share the info on the app/probes/whatever?
my wife is in this situation..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 11, 2019 11:16 PM (438dO)

193 The guards were tired and overworked and fell asleep and failed to check on him.

Ah, the Ambien Defence. Worked for Kerry Kennedy. "I nodded off for a bit and suddenly I woke up with my belt missing and Epstein in the cell all choked up and blue in the face"

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 11, 2019 11:16 PM (/Ioag)

194 My guess, they will compel him to make an on-air apology.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 11, 2019 11:04 PM (xSo9G)

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I sort of doubt it. He was wealthy before he went on TV, and I think he actually has functioning nads. I'll be sorely disappointed if he does.

Related: NPR has gone over the top. It should be called NPC (National Public Communism). It was a segment about Carlson's remarks. It sounded like All-Union Radio on a particularly frothy, bitter, all-out propaganda kind of day.

Among many other choice soundbites, they called Carlson "Fox's chief race baiter," and wrapped the segment with "Fox News has blood on their hands... brought to YOU by their advertisers."

I shit you not.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 11, 2019 11:16 PM (LXVpk)

195 The gardens are getting curated. What the plebs read is more and more constrained.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 11, 2019 11:09 PM (/Ioag)

this is why, while I remain tuned in to the information super-highway, I also procure and hold physical copies of books, movies, TV shows, music CDs and LPs.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at August 11, 2019 11:17 PM (cYu9Z)

196 I shit you not.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 11, 2019 11:16 PM (LXVpk)

I imagine his bigger crime is giving airtime to Tulsi Gabbard. This sounds a bit pretextual.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 11, 2019 11:18 PM (t6MX/)

197 We are seeing evil on the level of men beating on Lot's doors demanding to defile the angles in Lot's home.

This is the Lovecraftian, Riemannian-Geometry version of the Sodom story isn't it, with tentacles.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 11, 2019 11:18 PM (/Ioag)

198
care to share the info on the app/probes/whatever?
my wife is in this situation..
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry


It's only $99

https://store.alivecor.com/products/kardiamobile

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 11, 2019 11:19 PM (aKsyK)

199 Chi town jerry an Apple Watch has the ekg feature built in, just fyi.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at August 11, 2019 11:19 PM (a4qVe)

200 just skimmed the comments.

good luck with the second interview, Hadrian!

USN, bless you for a brave, lovely soul.

and Cheribebe, I'll add you to my prayers, as well.

Posted by: booknlass at August 11, 2019 11:19 PM (xIKXj)

201 Thank you booknlass!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at August 11, 2019 11:20 PM (a4qVe)

202 198


care to share the info on the app/probes/whatever?

my wife is in this situation..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry



It's only $99



https://store.alivecor.com/products/kardiamobile

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 11, 2019 11:19 PM (aKsyK)

Mumbledy years ago, we wrote Matlab algorithms to detect abnormalities in the EKG wave, such as this, in a bioengineering course.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 11, 2019 11:21 PM (t6MX/)

203 Beginning with the acknowledgment that, as a cis white woman, she enters these conversations with a certain level of privilege, Ratajkowski began to unpack many of the complex attitudes and influences, both societal and personal, that have contributed to her identity and public image.

They're called "awesome tits", Einstein. That's pretty much all you've got.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 11, 2019 11:21 PM (nmtEZ)

204 Godspeed, Cheiebebe.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 11, 2019 11:22 PM (VlCaz)

205 When the Koch Brothers are in bed with Richard Trumpka swapping spit, it's not a happy ending for America.

Please ... have you seen some of the retarded Koch ads on TV, lately? They're ridiculous.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 11, 2019 11:23 PM (nmtEZ)

206 Thanks mr aspirin factory!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at August 11, 2019 11:23 PM (a4qVe)

207
The list of "normal procedures" that were violated with Epstein is getting longer and longer. They took him off suicide watch, as you know. DOJ was concerned about that, and they were assured that Epstein wouldn't be alone.

That is, another prisoner was supposed to be with him and the guards were supposed to check on him every 15 minutes.

All that didn't happen. He was put in the cell alone, and the guards were too "tired".

And that's just a few items. Many other rules procedures were violated.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 11, 2019 11:23 PM (f1Vqw)

208 Is it? Honest question, since the UK has refused exit for patients who have already secured funding for treatments overseas.
Posted by: hogmartin at August 11, 2019 11:13 PM (t+qrx)

They are not going to refuse exit for the "elite". And they won't refuse exit for those who never went to National Health to be refused treatment.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 11, 2019 11:24 PM (abNpZ)

209 148 I was looking up You Tube versions of Darlin' Be Home Soon the other night. This one by Tedeschi Trucks Band is very nice.

https://youtu.be/MtG5bT13m8U
Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 11, 2019 10:55 PM (Lqy/e)

I haven't heard that before. That's good stuff, thanks!

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at August 11, 2019 11:24 PM (jp0Bv)

210 I could have sworn that Apple already noodled the idea of having its products perform various health-monitoring activities only to be thwarted by the likelihood of being regulated as medical devices by the FDA.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 11, 2019 11:24 PM (H5knJ)

211 That important precaution was ignored by a Michigan couple now facing a court date next week after they were cited for disorderly conduct.

guess that's why shibumi and bozo haven't said much on this ONT

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at August 11, 2019 11:24 PM (/Ioag)

212 194 yudhishthira's dice "i shit you not..."

wow.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 11, 2019 11:26 PM (Pg+x7)

213
Many other rules procedures were violated.

1) Mistakes were made.
2) Administrative actions have been taken.
3) Case closed.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11, 2019 11:26 PM (Wx/+I)

214 Look at all the money saved by his murder:
no trial, no witnesses, no evidence, no prosecutors going for the gold star, no defense attorneys raking in the big bucks, no wall to wall media coverage.

Yep, killing him saved a lot of money.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 11, 2019 11:26 PM (Hg4NE)

215 Have you tried Multaq?
Posted by: Braenyard

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My guy has me on some other meds now but I started with that.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry

Jerry - go here: www.alivecor.com/

There is just a small finger pad that attaches to the back of your phone. Download the app, turn it on, wait a sec, place fingers on the pads and there you go.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 11, 2019 11:27 PM (Y4EXg)

216 hiya

Posted by: JT at August 11, 2019 11:28 PM (arJlL)

217 That is, another prisoner was supposed to be with him and the guards were supposed to check on him every 15 minutes.

All that didn't happen. He was put in the cell alone, and the guards were too "tired".

And that's just a few items. Many other rules procedures were violated.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 11, 2019 11:23 PM (f1Vqw)

DJT needs to call the head of Bureau of Prisons on the carpet, and give him or her the "you had one job" lecture. Followed by a demand for resignation. Ditto for the scrunt warden.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 11, 2019 11:28 PM (abNpZ)

218 Came home from The sane part of Colorado today (Craig, Meeker, the Flat Tops). the transition from sane to asshole was palpable. It happened when we neared Kremling.

From almost no traffic to WTF traffic in just a few miles.

The weather was wet, upper 50s, low 60s most of the way.

Trail Ridge was amazing, as always. But I am so sick of people blocking traffic for a mile for one fucking elk.

Erg. Mrs. Mahon and I are pretty solidly looking to get the fuck away from the Front Range.

She laughed at one point and said, "You did not cuss at all on this whole trip until we drove out of Estes Park."

US 34 to Loveland. One flatlander will turn that road into a fucking funeral processional.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at August 11, 2019 11:28 PM (cYu9Z)

219 205 When the Koch Brothers are in bed with Richard Trumpka swapping spit, it's not a happy ending for America.

Please ... have you seen some of the retarded Koch ads on TV, lately? They're ridiculous.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 11, 2019 11:23 PM (nmtEZ)

No, I haven't.

Kochs are open borders and so is Trumpka.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 11, 2019 11:28 PM (aA3+G)

220 btw: i lived in birmingham, much., for a spell and that police station/town hall isn't in some marginal area, it's smack dab in the middle of downtown birmingham, a lovely up-scale suburb, with a parking lot right on a pedestrian street.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 11, 2019 11:30 PM (Pg+x7)

221 My guy has me on some other meds now but I started with that.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry


Are they less expensive than Multaq?

Posted by: Braenyard at August 11, 2019 11:30 PM (Hg4NE)

222 mich, not much. etc etc.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 11, 2019 11:31 PM (Pg+x7)

223 the autopsy results of epstein will be complete bullshit. the suicide story is bullshit. he told anyone who would listen someone was trying to kill him. doesn't sound like a suicidal maniac to me. dude was too chickenshit to off himself. the bullshit generators of the deep state are spinning like iranian centrifuges. i don't believe a fucking thing about any of this "suicide."

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 11, 2019 11:31 PM (KP5rU)

224 wow.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 11, 2019 11:26 PM (Pg+x7)

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Yeah. I haven't listened to them in years. I'm used to America state-run media agitprop being delivered in serious, slow, soporific cadence that conveys a sense of authoritative detachment.

This was just the Two Minutes Hate, with Carlson standing in for Emannuel Goldstein.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 11, 2019 11:31 PM (LXVpk)

225 Kochs are open borders and so is Trumpka.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 11, 2019 11:28 PM (aA3+G)


THey have new ads up about how they like to have felons working for them. They boast about taking any questions about criminal history off of their employment applications ("because everyone deserves a second chance") even though having those questions on doesn't stop them from hiring the felons. Frankly, if someone gets hurt by a Koch-hired felon I would hope they could get triple in a suit because Koch went out of its way to let felons in and, to make sure no one knew.

Koch also has some other retarded commercials airing that are just leftist-PR and have nothing to do with whatever the hell it is that their company actually does (I have no idea, myself).

I never liked the Kochs and was always annoyed that the left tried to make these nobodies out to be important for the Tea Party - they had nothing to do with the Tea Party and were generally unknown until the left started running their "distract from Soros" campaign.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 11, 2019 11:33 PM (nmtEZ)

226 I just watched the video again of those Arizona cops tasing that dude in the balls and chucking his obese wife on the ground in front of their 11 year old kid who is crying.

I want to say some really nasty things. That shit really pisses me off.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 11, 2019 11:34 PM (OrcEf)

227 Thank You all, My challenges pale in comparison to other This won't kill me. I just need to adjust my expectations and learn my limits. I really do pray for you all.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at August 11, 2019 11:34 PM (0OmEj)

228 One thing I noticed today with my daughter, who is on the opposite end of the political continuum from me.

We agree that Epstein probably deserved to die, but he shouldn't have been murdered in jail.

We just left it at that.

Posted by: booknlass at August 11, 2019 11:35 PM (xIKXj)

229 Arch conservative Dan Crenshaw supports Red Flag Laws per Breitbart:

“At its heart what we are talking about is the ability to confiscate weapons where there is evidence that violence is about to be committed. It’s that simple, and this isn’t that controversial.”

Posted by: Braenyard at August 11, 2019 11:37 PM (Hg4NE)

230 This one by Tedeschi Trucks Band is very nice.

Susan Tedeschi can belt em and Dereck Trucks is a master of the slide.

Posted by: Sock Monkey's evil twin sock at August 11, 2019 11:37 PM (Buc1C)

231 In passing, I heard the very-hetero Booker on one of the Sunday shows say "The primary role of the federal government is to guarantee personal safety".

What? Got a reference for that? Even my local PD doesn't have that charge.

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs, still needs a new Nic!


That's one way to read the "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men," part of the Declaration.

But I doubt that's what he meant.

Posted by: mikeski at August 11, 2019 11:38 PM (P1f+c)

232 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 11, 2019 11:33 PM (nmtEZ)

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Around the time of the Tea Party, and the demonization of the Kochs - "the TEA Party is high on Koch," etc. - I went ahead and looked up the top 100 political donors in the US... They were both down in the mid-50s.

The other 98 were Dems.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 11, 2019 11:38 PM (LXVpk)

233 Hi Dad. Wanted to let you know we made it home. Thanks again for everything.Tonypete and Chi Town Jerry, regarding afib: I had that for 5 years, did not know what was going on the beginning 4 years. After I found out I had again and attempted to manage it I was not getting the results I wanted.

Found a heart specialist and had a cryoablation procedure done. It has been 8 months and I very rarely have swelling in lower legs, much more energy and some unexpected improvement in my knees.

Don't know y'alls situation but in case you did not know of this option, I wanted to let you know.

Posted by: tbodie at August 11, 2019 11:39 PM (Pqf02)

234 Glad y'll had a light lunch and happy birthday to the both of you.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 11, 2019 11:39 PM (Hg4NE)

235 That's one way to read the "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men," part of the Declaration.

But I doubt that's what he meant.
Posted by: mikeski at August 11, 2019 11:38 PM (P1f+c)
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I considered that as well and came to the same conclusion.

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs, still needs a new Nic! at August 11, 2019 11:40 PM (6b6MO)

236 the government guarantees personal safety to illegals only. everybody else is fucked.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 11, 2019 11:40 PM (KP5rU)

237
DJT needs to call the head of Bureau of Prisons on the carpet, and give him or her the "you had one job" lecture. Followed by a demand for resignation. Ditto for the scrunt warden.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

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Drop in the ocean. We need to kill affirmative action and trash the employment rules of civil service.

I wonder if that will ever happen -- the first one, I mean (second one less likely IMO). Imagine a day when people say "Oh, affirmative action, THAT was awful."

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 11, 2019 11:41 PM (13CQC)

238 Woe. That is new. Text message I typed got posted to the thread. Sorry about that.

Posted by: tbodie at August 11, 2019 11:41 PM (Pqf02)

239 Well, thank you Barnyard!

I figure since you all have had to read my depressed tales of separation from them, when loving meetings happen, I want to share them with the Horde!

it's probably your collective prayers that have made it so.

Posted by: booknlass at August 11, 2019 11:42 PM (xIKXj)

240 Woe. That is new. Text message I typed got posted to the thread. Sorry about that.
Posted by: tbodie at August 11, 2019 11:41 PM (Pqf02)

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Praise the Lord, it wasn't a dick pic.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 11, 2019 11:42 PM (LXVpk)

241
"At its heart what we are talking about is the ability to confiscate weapons where there is evidence that violence is about to be committed. It's that simple, and this isn't that controversial."

Step 2:
"At its heart what we are talking about is the ability to detain people without trial where there is evidence that violence is about to be committed. It's that simple, and this isn't that controversial."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11, 2019 11:43 PM (Wx/+I)

242 Arch conservative Dan Crenshaw supports Red Flag Laws per Breitbart:

At its heart what we are talking about is the ability to confiscate weapons where there is evidence that violence is about to be committed. It's that simple, and this isn't that controversial.
Posted by: Braenyard at August 11, 2019 11:37 PM (Hg4NE)

Taking weapons away from a person who is both armed, and actively uttering threats is already legal, AFAIK. That is not a "red flag" scenario.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 11, 2019 11:44 PM (abNpZ)

243 Red flag laws are an abomination, Crenshaw can fuck off with that lazy eye of his, and I sincerely hope Trump puts that idea back wherever he found it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 11, 2019 11:45 PM (LXVpk)

244 ...Step 2:
"At its heart what we are talking about is the ability to detain people without trial where there is evidence that violence is about to be committed. It's that simple, and this isn't that controversial."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 11, 2019 11:43 PM (Wx/+I)




This was a Tom Cruise movie, wasn't it?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 11, 2019 11:46 PM (QzJWU)

245 Taking weapons away from a person who is both armed, and actively uttering threats is already legal, AFAIK. That is not a "red flag" scenario.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 11, 2019 11:44 PM (abNpZ)

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Yeah, it's called felony menacing. That's just smokescreen.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 11, 2019 11:47 PM (LXVpk)

246 Yeah, it's called felony menacing. That's just smokescreen.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 11, 2019 11:47 PM (LXVpk)

Well, there seem to be people who are trying to muddy the waters by conflating the two.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 11, 2019 11:49 PM (abNpZ)

247 Praise the Lord, it wasn't a dick pic.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 11, 2019 11:42 PM (LXVpk)

LOL

Posted by: tbodie at August 11, 2019 11:50 PM (Pqf02)

248 Editorial aside: I am not opposed to sports. But I hate fanbois. My office is awash with fanbois. I avoid Monday morning conversations during football season.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at August 11, 2019 11:08 PM (cYu9Z)


Sports fanbois root for laundry, not players as players come and go so fast thanks to free agency. They even spend good money on such laundry and proudly wear that laundry in public, as if anybody else gives a shit.

Posted by: RickZ at August 11, 2019 11:50 PM (Y8PSl)

249 Well, there seem to be people who are trying to muddy the waters by conflating the two.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 11, 2019 11:49 PM (abNpZ)

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Oh for sure, wasn't talking about you AOP. I meant the people trying to pretend trashing half the BoR is just a commonsense measure to address something we don't already have laws for. Constitutional ones.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 11, 2019 11:52 PM (LXVpk)

250 This was a Tom Cruise movie, wasn't it?

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Minority Report.

And in the end , Tom Cruise thought that was a bad idea.

Posted by: tbodie at August 11, 2019 11:54 PM (Pqf02)

251 Problem with Red Flag laws. I know people that if they knew the contents of my safe, would go orbital off of the GFW chart.

They'd call me in as a threat, cause "no one needs that many", etc.

Guarandamnteeya.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 11, 2019 11:54 PM (QzJWU)

252 Oh for sure, wasn't talking about you AOP. I meant the people trying to pretend trashing half the BoR is just a commonsense measure to address something we don't already have laws for. Constitutional ones.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 11, 2019 11:52 PM (LXVpk)

I think we are on the same page, then.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 11, 2019 11:55 PM (abNpZ)

253 Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of the Poontang. Which I am fiercely into. Like a figure skater nailing that triple lutz.

Posted by: Corey! at August 11, 2019 11:55 PM (/Ioag)

254 Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of the Poontang. Which I am fiercely into. Like a figure skater nailing that triple lutz.
Posted by: Corey! at August 11, 2019 11:55 PM (/Ioag)

Or like the Florida Man in the Tesla, who nailed a triple axle. On a semi...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 11, 2019 11:57 PM (abNpZ)

255 That cyclops has been in office for all of a year and he's already found some common-sense gun control he is for. How adorable.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 11, 2019 11:57 PM (H5knJ)

256 243 Red flag laws are an abomination, Crenshaw can fuck off with that lazy eye of his, and I sincerely hope Trump puts that idea back wherever he found it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 11, 2019 11:45 PM (LXVpk)


1. Lot of people fawning over him a couple of months back. It takes a while to know someone.

2. Those law passed in the '60s and '70s causing private institutions to close down, If they were rescinded these whack 'os could be put into a controlled environment.

That's all the red flag we need.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 11, 2019 11:57 PM (Hg4NE)

257 Posted by: Jim at August 11, 2019 11:54 PM (QzJWU)

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My friend had a crazy ex back in college falsely report him for plotting to kill candidate Obama. I have no doubt with these laws in place they'd have seized his large and valuable gun collection, and he'd be lucky to see them again, even if he could afford the legal fight. As an active duty Marine at that time, this would be unlikely.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 11, 2019 11:58 PM (LXVpk)

258 My friend had a crazy ex back in college falsely report him for plotting to kill candidate Obama. I have no doubt with these laws in place they'd have seized his large and valuable gun collection, and he'd be lucky to see them again, even if he could afford the legal fight. As an active duty Marine at that time, this would be unlikely.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 11, 2019 11:58 PM (LXVpk)


That's like calling 911 from someone's driveway and saying there is gun fire. It's not doxxing it's _ _.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 12, 2019 12:03 AM (Hg4NE)

259 The REAL reason the Hunt was cancelled?

Just like in most HORROR movies, the victims eventually win.

In this case? Deplorables against Hollyweird folks? It would take about 5 minutes.

Hey, Babs? Brittany? Who ordered the BANJO music?

Posted by: Don Q at August 12, 2019 12:04 AM (NgKpN)

260 I'm thinking it's time to effect some "diversification" as to gun storage, location, retrieval plans and other such de-centralizations.

Can't seize 'em if they can't find 'em.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 12, 2019 12:05 AM (QzJWU)

261 But thanks, tbodie!

My husband has afib and bad swelling in his legs. I'm really concerned because the doctors won't do anything but give him diuretics. But his dad bled out during heart surgery, so don't know if I could talk him into this. I'll research it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 12, 2019 12:06 AM (Lqy/e)

262 Story about the man who is losing his sight reminds me of the previous owner of our house. Same thing happened to him, and he too was a high school athlete.

I remember that when we were signing the papers, he had a little frame that he placed on his so he could sign in the right places.

Local paper ran a story on him many years ago. In short, he was able to live a full life, including fathering and co-rearing four kids.

Here's hoping that all is still going well for you, Ted H.

Posted by: Weak Geek at August 12, 2019 12:06 AM (lyUnl)

263 The key is that the ONLY way Red Flag laws work, is if the Government has a file on each of us, with our DOCTORS dropping a dime on us about any potential mental problem.

HUGE invasion of Privacy, and WAY open to abuse.

Because the Judge hears your case, and takes your RIGHT, without you even being informed you are in trouble.

Posted by: Don Q at August 12, 2019 12:06 AM (NgKpN)

264 I've been following the Mollie Tibbits story. Illegal murdered a 20 year old who was out running. told the police what happened and where he buried/threw her away

He's now claiming that his constitutional rights have been violated.

makes my blood bubble.

Posted by: booknlass at August 12, 2019 12:07 AM (xIKXj)

265 That's like calling 911 from someone's driveway and saying there is gun fire. It's not doxxing it's _ _.
Posted by: Braenyard at August 12, 2019 12:03 AM (Hg4NE)

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Yup. He walked out of his house to go to school, the JTTF detained him for two damn days, and he only got out because his Marine lawyer arranged for an officer to collect the weapons and store them on base til the FBI was finished investigating (presumably surveilling him).

And it did hurt his career because it delayed his deployment for months. Maybe a year.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 12, 2019 12:07 AM (LXVpk)

266 That un-woke man across the street has icky guns. I think I'll report him to the authorities. *hic*

Posted by: Wine Mom at August 12, 2019 12:09 AM (EgshT)

267 Well, I am going to call it a night. Be well, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 12, 2019 12:11 AM (abNpZ)

268 Nicholas Crus threw up all kinds of red flags and yet nothing was done. The Virginia Tech shooter shouldn't have been able to buy guns, the Commonwealth of Virginia hadn't gotten around to keeping the national data base up to date. Why should there be any confidence in yet more laws?

Posted by: Lirio100 at August 12, 2019 12:11 AM (JK7Jw)

269 My brother in law keeps hanging around with my Colton. They drink beer and have fun. I hate it. Sometimes they even shoot guns. Wait. Guns...

*hic*

*picks up phone*

Posted by: Also Wine Mom at August 12, 2019 12:12 AM (LXVpk)

270 Posted by: Lirio100 at August 12, 2019 12:11 AM (JK7Jw)

Because they have to do something


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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 12, 2019 12:13 AM (aA3+G)

271
Nicholas Crus threw up all kinds of red flags and yet nothing was done. The Virginia Tech shooter shouldn't have been able to buy guns, the Commonwealth of Virginia hadn't gotten around to keeping the national data base up to date. Why should there be any confidence in yet more laws?
Posted by: Lirio100


Their response to that will be to make all private firearm ownership illegal.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 12, 2019 12:14 AM (aKsyK)

272 And none of it will matter. The only people who follow the laws are the already law-abiding.

Posted by: Lirio100 at August 12, 2019 12:15 AM (JK7Jw)

273 Yeah, although if they want to go back to the colonial era I'd like to order two cannons, a puckle gun and a few muskets. If we had a boat a Letter of Marque would be nice. As long as the reporters go back to quill pens and the printing press..

Posted by: Lirio100 at August 12, 2019 12:16 AM (JK7Jw)

274 ...And none of it will matter. The only people who follow the laws are the already law-abiding.

Posted by: Lirio100 at August 12, 2019 12:15 AM (JK7Jw)



Well, that rules me out.

You shoulda seen all the speeding laws I busted today!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 12, 2019 12:17 AM (QzJWU)

275 one result of Epstein's death is the Clinton Body count is being circulated


except on Twitter, where I hear it was changed to Trump instead of Clinton.

AS if.

Posted by: booknlass at August 12, 2019 12:18 AM (xIKXj)

276 "The New York City medical examiner's office said Sunday that it had completed an autopsy of the financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein but that it needed more information before determining the cause of death."

Posted by: Braenyard at August 12, 2019 12:18 AM (Hg4NE)

277 Ms. Ratawatchamacallitzki's opinion might be admirable if it weren't based on a false premise.

Evenin' Horde.

Posted by: Average Guy at August 12, 2019 12:19 AM (BaHwF)

278 Bittersweet moment coming in our household -- our youngest child, a daughter, will begin college.

She's been away from home for extended periods already, but this is still the first phase of the lifestyle switch that ends with her leaving the house for the final time.

We won't be empty-nesters; middle child will live at home while he completes his college studies. And she'll come home frequently because her boyfriend is in town.

Still, the house will be so different with her away. She has a beautiful voice, and I'll miss her breaking out into song on a whim. I'm a hypocrite; I often found her musical outbursts irritating during her high school years. She is loud.

But now ...

I may blubber tomorrow, and I expect my wife to be sad. She's losing a friend.

Posted by: Weak Geek at August 12, 2019 12:20 AM (lyUnl)

279 the Clinton Body count is being circulated

Giving Zombie Pol Pot a run for his money.

Posted by: That irredeemable guy who always says... at August 12, 2019 12:20 AM (EgshT)

280 As long as the reporters go back to quill pens and the printing press..
Posted by: Lirio100 at August 12, 2019 12:16 AM (JK7Jw

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Even by the hackish standards of early American journalism (also known as "pure slander"), these retarded hacks couldn't move enough papers to pay a printer's devil, let alone buy the press.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 12, 2019 12:21 AM (LXVpk)

281 ..."The New York City medical examiner's office said Sunday that it had completed an autopsy of the financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein but that it needed more information before determining the cause of death."

Posted by: Braenyard at August 12, 2019 12:18 AM (Hg4NE)



Coroner is in on the scheme.

Ruled Epstein was Well Hung.

*rimshot*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 12, 2019 12:21 AM (QzJWU)

282 Also, y'all can be sure Ms. R-whatever shaved her pits with extreme prejudice the second she got home from the studio.

Posted by: Average Guy at August 12, 2019 12:21 AM (BaHwF)

283 Now to read the rest of the content... back in a couple hundred posts.

Posted by: Average Guy at August 12, 2019 12:23 AM (BaHwF)

284 Arf!

Posted by: Sandy at August 12, 2019 12:24 AM (amw5z)

285 Where's Daddy Warbucks?

Posted by: Braenyard at August 12, 2019 12:24 AM (Hg4NE)

286 You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant
.
Harlan Ellison
********************

Bullshit.

If the person is offering an opinion that you consider ignorant, the onus is on YOU to point out his factual and/or logical errors.

That person is still entitled to his opinion.

Posted by: Noam Sayen at August 12, 2019 12:26 AM (WJcbb)

287 What, cleats aren't part of Kenyan technological competence?

Fucking spikes struck to the sole of your shoes?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 12, 2019 12:26 AM (amw5z)

288 Posted by: Weak Geek at August 12, 2019 12:20 AM (lyUnl)

If you raised them right, your child is a Missile you are aiming at the world.

Don't think of it as a loss, think of it as Weapons Free.

Posted by: Don Q at August 12, 2019 12:27 AM (NgKpN)

289 You are entitled to your own opinion.

You are NOT entitled to your own FACTS.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 12, 2019 12:27 AM (QzJWU)

290 Does Samuel Gompers have a newsletter? Because I would like to subscribe.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 12, 2019 12:27 AM (amw5z)

291
Funny, I read Emily Rat's quote and thought Yeah that's enough of that.

Morons clicked the link? Hahahahaha. No, that's okay, I understand.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 12, 2019 12:28 AM (13CQC)

292 286 You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant
.
Harlan Ellison
********************

Bullshit.

If the person is offering an opinion that you consider ignorant, the onus is on YOU to point out his factual and/or logical errors.

That person is still entitled to his opinion.
Posted by: Noam Sayen at August 12, 2019 12:26 AM (WJcbb)

No, they have a RIGHT to their opinion.

They are not ENTITLED to it. We got rid of titles a long time ago!

/smile

Posted by: Don Q at August 12, 2019 12:28 AM (NgKpN)

293 Speaking of printer's devils... Titivillus is the demon who haunts scribes and printers. He slips errors into the copy to bedevil their efforts.

In our modern times we call this fiend "Autocucumber."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 12, 2019 12:30 AM (LXVpk)

294
There's a brief shot in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood -- no spoilers, fear not -- where a hippie girl's armpit hair is visible. I thought it was kind of appealing, that late '60s natural look. Just me I guess.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 12, 2019 12:30 AM (13CQC)

295 ...They are not ENTITLED to it. We got rid of titles a long time ago!

/smile

Posted by: Don Q at August 12, 2019 12:28 AM (NgKpN)




You would deny my car it's Nobility?

A DUEL sir! My F-150 demands it's HONOR!


/snrk



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 12, 2019 12:31 AM (QzJWU)

296 Arf!
Posted by: Sandy
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Shut up, Sandy.

Posted by: Daddy Warbucks at August 12, 2019 12:32 AM (Ee+Sn)

297 moo

Posted by: Mr. Ed at August 12, 2019 12:32 AM (EgshT)

298 289 You are entitled to your own opinion.

You are NOT entitled to your own FACTS.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 12, 2019 12:27 AM (QzJWU)


We're not talking about facts we're talking about the truth.

Posted by: Joe Bieden at August 12, 2019 12:33 AM (Hg4NE)

299 You are entitled to your own opinion.

You are NOT entitled to your own FACTS.
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How about truth? I'm entitled to my own truth, right?

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 12, 2019 12:34 AM (KoKdw)

300 295 ...They are not ENTITLED to it. We got rid of titles a long time ago!

/smile

Posted by: Don Q at August 12, 2019 12:28 AM (NgKpN)



You would deny my car it's Nobility?

A DUEL sir! My F-150 demands it's HONOR!


/snrk



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at August 12, 2019 12:31 AM (QzJWU)

Hmmm... very well then. As I am the one being challenged, case of Rapiers (yes, that's TWO rapiers at once), Dawn, I'll bring the swords if you don't have any.

Did I mention I've been into Historic Fencing for 30 years, and my mentor just went over and DOMINATED the European Championship?

Posted by: Don Q at August 12, 2019 12:34 AM (NgKpN)

301 137 Emily has the Rapunzel Pits. All the cool chicks are sportin' 'em for fall.
**********************

Yes. And they're bringing back macramé to braid them.

Posted by: Noam Sayen at August 12, 2019 12:35 AM (WJcbb)

302 I see I made the Wall of Shame for a third week in a row.

This makes me wonder; how many people will see my name on that list, but never read a single one of my comments?

Posted by: Surfperch, just Wondering... at August 12, 2019 12:35 AM (tVQUs)

303 There's a brief shot in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood -- no spoilers, fear not -- where a hippie girl's armpit hair is visible. I thought it was kind of appealing, that late '60s natural look. Just me I guess.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 12, 2019 12:30 AM (13CQC)


Yep ... just you.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 12, 2019 12:36 AM (nmtEZ)

304 302 I see I made the Wall of Shame for a third week in a row.

This makes me wonder; how many people will see my name on that list, but never read a single one of my comments?
Posted by: Surfperch, just Wondering... at August 12, 2019 12:35 AM (tVQUs)

Well, if you are on it for most Socks, we might never know!

Posted by: Don Q at August 12, 2019 12:37 AM (NgKpN)

305 The stooges, fools,morons and idiots have re-invented America and the illegal foreigners have more rights and entitlements to the peoples Treasury $$$ than the American people. Even the right to be represented by government. Having much gotten their way, WHATS ALL THE BITCHIN ABOUT ? The utopian society, more and more like Venezuela is here. Shut up and enjoy your rat soup.

Posted by: ron n. at August 12, 2019 12:37 AM (om5HK)

306

This makes me wonder; how many people will see my name on that list, but never read a single one of my comments?
Posted by: Surfperch, just Wondering... at August 12, 2019 12:35 AM (tVQUs)

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Whut?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 12, 2019 12:37 AM (amw5z)

307 Noble F-150 lost vacuum, finally found it (little tube that goes into the firewall), got my A/C back but there's still something wrong - it cools less when I accelerate.

Posted by: Joe Bieden at August 12, 2019 12:38 AM (Hg4NE)

308 sock it

Posted by: Braenyard at August 12, 2019 12:38 AM (Hg4NE)

309 They are not ENTITLED to it. We got rid of titles a long time ago!

/smile

Posted by: Don Q at August 12, 2019 12:28 AM (NgKpN)

If that's the case, then how come we still have Title Loans?

Posted by: Surfperch (Pronouns: His Royally Majestic Highness/ His Royally Majestic Highness') at August 12, 2019 12:39 AM (tVQUs)

310 307 Noble F-150 lost vacuum, finally found it (little tube that goes into the firewall), got my A/C back but there's still something wrong - it cools less when I accelerate.

Posted by: Joe Bieden at August 12, 2019 12:38 AM (Hg4NE)

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Then don't accelerate.

Posted by: Mr. Fix It at August 12, 2019 12:39 AM (amw5z)

311 You are entitled to your own opinion.

You are NOT entitled to your own FACTS.

Posted by: Jim at August 12, 2019 12:27 AM (QzJWU)


Hey! I paid good money for my printer & facts machine.

Posted by: Adriane the Bad Poetry and Bad Logic Critic ... at August 12, 2019 12:39 AM (LPnfS)

312 Today's journalists' command of English isn't good enough to compete with colonial era papers.

Posted by: Lirio100 at August 12, 2019 12:40 AM (JK7Jw)

313 303 There's a brief shot in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood -- no spoilers, fear not -- where a hippie girl's armpit hair is visible. I thought it was kind of appealing, that late '60s natural look. Just me I guess.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 12, 2019 12:30 AM (13CQC)

Yep ... just you.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 12, 2019 12:36 AM (nmtEZ)



The Coconuts in Against All Odds.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 12, 2019 12:41 AM (Hg4NE)

314 You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant
.
Harlan Ellison


I don't know the guy but he sounds like a retard. That statement he makes, there, is ignorant and ridiculous.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 12, 2019 12:42 AM (nmtEZ)

315 Then don't accelerate.

Posted by: Mr. Fix It at August 12, 2019 12:39 AM (amw5z)


Oh, so, now you're Henny Youngman.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 12, 2019 12:42 AM (Hg4NE)

316 The Coconuts in Against All Odds.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 12, 2019 12:41 AM (Hg4NE)


No one forgets that scene because it made everyone wince.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 12, 2019 12:42 AM (nmtEZ)

317 312 Today's journalists' command of English isn't good enough to compete with colonial era papers.
Posted by: Lirio100 at August 12, 2019 12:40 AM (JK7Jw)

They can't compete with colonial era 8th Graders.

I just reread some of my ancestors letters from the Civil War era....

Let me just say that when I was finished????

I am not worthy.

Posted by: Don Q at August 12, 2019 12:43 AM (NgKpN)

318 Today's English isn't competent enough to keep up with the Horde.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 12, 2019 12:43 AM (Hg4NE)

319 314 You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant
.
Harlan Ellison

I don't know the guy but he sounds like a retard. That statement he makes, there, is ignorant and ridiculous.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 12, 2019 12:42 AM (nmtEZ)

Please good sir!

Anyone who can write a short story entitled 'Repent Harlequin, said the TickTock Man.

And have the title explained within the story?

Is not ridiculous.

Posted by: Don Q at August 12, 2019 12:44 AM (NgKpN)

320 This makes me wonder; how many people will see my name on that list, but never read a single one of my comments?
Posted by: Surfperch, just Wondering... at August 12, 2019 12:35 AM (tVQUs)

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Whut?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 12, 2019 12:37 AM (amw5z)

I'm sure there are loads of people who read the entirety of the ONT, maybe glance over the List, but never read the comments.

Not to mention that I only comment around 50 times a week, so people who read the comments nowadays can fairly regularly can probably go weeks without seeing the word "Surfperch" anywhere other than on Sunday Night ONTs.

Posted by: Surfperch and His Pointless Speculation at August 12, 2019 12:44 AM (tVQUs)

321 Today's English isn't competent enough to keep up with the Horde.
Posted by: Braenyard at August 12, 2019 12:43 AM (Hg4NE)

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Dear God, we may have to deploy Esperanto.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 12, 2019 12:45 AM (amw5z)

322 Tonypete -- My pacemaker is monitored by an app on my iPhone. The app is in constant contact with the Mother Ship to notify the cardiologist if I am in trouble. Every couple of months, the Mother Ship downloads all my info and the cardiologist scans it for problems. (So now Tim Cook knows not just what I text or say, but also how my innards are doing. Creepy.)

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at August 12, 2019 12:46 AM (eP3XU)

323 Dear God, we may have to deploy Esperanto.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 12, 2019 12:45 AM (amw5z)


Yeah, it didn't come out quite right.
It was the blueberries.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 12, 2019 12:47 AM (Hg4NE)

324 Harlan Ellison (who bit it last year) was one of the better writers on the original Star Trek. City On The Edge Of Forever was his. Also wrote A Boy And His Dog.

I'm sympathetic to his view that only informed opinions count. Although deciding on what's "informed" or not is something probably not left up to me, or to Harlan.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 12, 2019 12:47 AM (/Ioag)

325 A Boy and His Dog was classic sci-fi

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 12, 2019 12:48 AM (amw5z)

326
DJT needs to call the head of Bureau of Prisons on the carpet, and give him or her the "you had one job" lecture. Followed by a demand for resignation. Ditto for the scrunt warden

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Since the enemy Democrats are so keen to scrap the Constitution I'll play along. Were I Barr I'd walk into the Warden's office and shoot her between the eyes just to show
everyone I was fcuking serious, then break out the cattle prods and rigorously intereogate every single employee there, down to the janitors.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at August 12, 2019 12:48 AM (dmoiP)

327 That really cute hairy armpit hippie chick in OUATIH is Andie McDowells daughter! She was perfect in that role.

Posted by: keena at August 12, 2019 12:49 AM (RiTnx)

328 Thanks for a great Owen tea Miss Hum. See what this stupid phone does to my spelling? I just had to play surrender that song rocks. Thanks now I got an earworm the Hat.

I'm from cheap tricks hometown. Bun e Carlos was a couple years ahead of me in high school. My senior year I played the husband of his younger sister in the spring play. And then when my folks were moving out of town they had a garage sale and Robin Zander came by and bought some of my brother's toys for his kids. I told Mom to save the check cuz his signature was probably going to be more valuable than the amount at the garage sale she didn't listen.

Memories.

Posted by: Farmer posting from stupid smartphone at August 12, 2019 12:50 AM (KgTJ1)

329 During diagnosis they hooked me up to a halter rig for a month. One day they called and said I was in heavy afib. I asked how did they know to which they replied we're reading your monitor.

I had sweated all he leads off and they were on the dash board of my Noble F-150.

Sometimes technology gets ahead of it self.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 12, 2019 12:51 AM (Hg4NE)

330 I'd start with the butler. If Epstein's prison had a butler, that's very suspicious.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 12, 2019 12:51 AM (/Ioag)

331 Then I had an appointment with my primary and he's reading the print out saying yep you were in afib.

Again, I reiterated, The monitor was on the fucking dash board.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 12, 2019 12:52 AM (Hg4NE)

332 310 307 Noble F-150 lost vacuum, finally found it (little tube that goes into the firewall), got my A/C back but there's still something wrong - it cools less when I accelerate.

Posted by: Joe Bieden at August 12, 2019 12:38 AM (Hg4NE)


Check the other vacuum lines to the vacuum servos that control the flapper valves on heater AC ducting.


My F350 lines were crumbly after so many years. A vacuum line repair kit can be had at auto parts store to splice in some good line. I believe there is one servo on a mixing flapper (AC or heat or mix) and another on the max AC (which is probably like a recirc), if the F150 is anything like my F350, and IIRC.

LINES are about 1/8 " OD and my crusty one was located on passenger wheel well.


I had same symptoms as you.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 12, 2019 12:53 AM (t6MX/)

333 330 I'd start with the butler. If Epstein's prison had a butler, that's very suspicious.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 12, 2019 12:51 AM (/Ioag)

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And if his cell had a billiard room, I'd look there for clues.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 12, 2019 12:53 AM (amw5z)

334 ...They are not ENTITLED to it. We got rid of titles a long time ago!

/smile

Posted by: Don Q at August 12, 2019 12:28 AM (NgKpN)



If you're proposing a Duel over Fencing, your rapiers are the wrong tools for the job.

I'd suggest post hole diggers, miter saws and nail guns at a dozen paces.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 12, 2019 12:55 AM (QzJWU)

335 I had same symptoms as you.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 12, 2019 12:53 AM (t6MX/)


Thanks

Posted by: Braenyard at August 12, 2019 12:55 AM (Hg4NE)

336 I'd suggest post hole diggers, miter saws and nail guns at a dozen paces.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at August 12, 2019 12:55 AM (QzJWU)


The horde demands power pole saws at 10 paces.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 12, 2019 12:57 AM (t6MX/)

337 ...I'd start with the butler. If Epstein's prison had a butler, that's very suspicious.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 12, 2019 12:51 AM (/Ioag)



His jailer was Col. Mustard.

You know the rest.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 12, 2019 12:58 AM (QzJWU)

338 I just reread some of my ancestors letters from the Civil War era....

Let me just say that when I was finished????

I am not worthy.
Posted by: Don Q at August 12, 2019 12:43 AM (NgKpN)

Even the short notes sent between Generals were so well written by today's standards it leads me to believe that in another 150 years we'll all be communicating in grunts and squeals.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 12, 2019 12:58 AM (tVQUs)

339
That really cute hairy armpit hippie chick in OUATIH is Andie McDowells daughter! She was perfect in that role.
Posted by: keena

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WOW, I can see it now. Yeah, she was perfect. The hair was just a wisp under a macrame halter-top, and she had tan arms and a lot of flossy head-hair. Wasn't a jarring contrast of lacy lingerie and a scraggly patch. The look worked for me.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 12, 2019 12:59 AM (13CQC)

340 "Were I Barr I'd walk into the Warden's office and shoot her between the eyes just to show
everyone I was fcuking serious, then break out the cattle prods and
rigorously intereogate every single employee there, down to the
janitors."Posted by: Vlad


Barr knew the threat and should have had specific orders to protect Epstein, have someone by his side 24/7. Certainly should have demanded approval before taking him off suicide watch.


Coulter was saying to get Epstein to a SuperMax or he'd be dead. Barr could not figure that out? And now he's acting all angry, sure ... "mistakes were made" and as usual, what many people were sure would happen (dead Epstein before testimony) happened. Disgusting ... Barr is responsible with the rest of them.



the only good thing is most of America believe the Clintons of other DeepState made him dead, arranged one way or the other. America still doesn't want the other pedophiles protected ... but we'll see ...

Posted by: illiniwek at August 12, 2019 01:03 AM (Cus5s)

341 330 bth

Was it with a Candlestick in The Parlor?

Posted by: Farmer posting from stupid smartphone at August 12, 2019 01:04 AM (KgTJ1)

342 Harlan Ellison (who bit it last year) was one of the better writers on the original Star Trek.


Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 12, 2019 12:47 AM (/Ioag)


Ha! I should have known.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 12, 2019 01:07 AM (nmtEZ)

343 this is a prison commissioner with Judge Jeanine, saying isolating Epstein would be the worse thing, if he was suicidal. other things done wrong. They say there were no cameras pointing right in the cell .. not sure if they have video to tell if anyone else was there.


youtu.be/iGHia3g3noY?t=62

Posted by: illiniwek at August 12, 2019 01:07 AM (Cus5s)

344 Wanna bypass the whole Air Pinochet thing?

Just publish a proven list of Swamp Pedophiles.

I'm not sure even the Horde would get there before the cold fury of the average Joe.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 12, 2019 01:07 AM (QzJWU)

345 Posted by: Don Q at August 12, 2019 12:43 AM (NgKpN)

Here's an example of what you mentioned:

"It is the wish of the Government that your army proceed to and occupy East Tennessee with all possible dispatch. It leaves to you the selection of the roads upon which to move to that object; but it urges that this selection be so made as to cover Nashville and at the same time prevent the enemy's return into Kentucky. To now withdraw your army to Nashville would have a most disastrous effect upon the country, already wearied with so many delays in our operations....Neither the Government nor the country can endure these repeated delays. Both require a prompt and immediate movement toward the accomplishment of the great object in view--the holding of East Tennessee."

-Henry W. Halleck writing to Don Carlos Buell in October of 1862

Posted by: Surfperch at August 12, 2019 01:08 AM (tVQUs)

346 That Harlan Ellison quote up above buy sock monkeys twin is freaking awesome. I'm going to have to quote that to several people in the near future.

You are not entitled to your opinion you are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.

Posted by: Farmer posting from stupid smartphone at August 12, 2019 01:10 AM (KgTJ1)

347
Barr is responsible with the rest of them.

Posted by: illiniwek

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My thoughts exactly. Another Andy McCarthy who trusts and respects the head of the FBP blah blah...

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 12, 2019 01:10 AM (13CQC)

348 the only good thing is most of America believe the Clintons of other DeepState made him dead, arranged one way or the other. America still doesn't want the other pedophiles protected ... but we'll see ...
Posted by: illiniwek at August 12, 2019 01:03 AM (Cus5s)

I've heard some Leftists saying that Trump ordered Epstein killed.

I wonder if the MSM will pick up on this Narrative or just ignore it entirely.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 12, 2019 01:12 AM (tVQUs)

349 I'm not sure even the Horde would get there before the cold fury of the average Joe.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at August 12, 2019 01:07 AM (QzJWU)

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I always tell people to watch An Open Secret. It's on vimeo. They're always shocked.

In one scene they show a prosecutor letting a guy off with six months, saying she wasn't confident they could get a conviction. Meanwhile, she had audiotape of him admitting to his victim that he did it.

I have no doubt the judicial system protects these people.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 12, 2019 01:14 AM (LXVpk)

350 ...I have no doubt the judicial system protects these people.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 12, 2019 01:14 AM (LXVpk)



But what of when we no longer protect the Judicial System?

How many divisions do they have?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 12, 2019 01:17 AM (QzJWU)

351
I've heard some Leftists saying that Trump ordered Epstein killed.

I wonder if the MSM will pick up on this Narrative or just ignore it entirely.
Posted by: Surfperch

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Yesterday or the the day before Joe Scarborough interviewed the reporter in Miami who chased the story all alone for years. She didn't name Trump once, but mentioned Bill Clinton and Bill Richardson repeatedly and stated that they were on that plane numerous times, both with and without Secret Service.

Scarborough finished the interview and turned to two of the standard lefty-heads who seamlessly slipped into the conclusion that Trump is in trouble and his guilt is glaringly obvious.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 12, 2019 01:22 AM (13CQC)

352
I have no doubt the judicial system protects these people.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

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I have no doubt the judicial system includes some of these people.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 12, 2019 01:23 AM (13CQC)

353 How many divisions do they have?

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I told everyone John was a line-crossing little bitch.

Posted by: President Jackson at August 12, 2019 01:24 AM (LXVpk)

354 SE Cupp: It's Time To Get Emotional About Gun Control
https://t.co/ybY2QoCuF7

...Cupp went on to detail the kinds of gun laws she says she now supports, and believes would disarm or prevent killers from obtaining firearms.

---"Universal background checks, gun violence restraining orders, raising the age to purchase a firearm to 21, banning 100-round drums, fixing our NICS system, investing in mental health inside our schools, things things cannot wait. I am so sick and tired of participating in this predictable cycle of politics where a mass shooting happens, the Left calls for new gun laws, some meaningful and some unproductive, and the Right yells 'slippery slope' and hides behind the Constitution."

What exactly is "hiding behind the Constitution"? Is Cupp saying it's preferable to treat the Constitution as just words on an old piece of paper, able to be ignored or disregarded whenever we want? Yeah, actually that does sound like what she's saying.

---"Look, I love the Constitution but it's still a document. It's meant to protect human beings. Real people. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. What happiness are we protecting if our kids are afraid to go to school? What liberty are we protecting if we don't feel safe at the mall or walking down the street? What lives are we protecting when we arm a 21-year old white supremacist with 100 rounds of ammo only so he can go shoot up dozens of people at a Walmart?"

Cupp also accused gun owners, Republicans, and the NRA of not being emotional enough about these active assailant attacks...

Posted by: David at August 12, 2019 01:32 AM (jY1B4)

355 219:Kochs are open borders and so is Trumpka.


Which is interesting as the rank and file Union types are NOT supporters of open borders. Something has got to give at some point.

Posted by: Puddleglum, job huntin' at August 12, 2019 01:38 AM (m3oVE)

356 that joe jackson song is from 1982, i was just a baby! I seem to remember it. Nice one. I rewatched it the other day and, like many videos from the early 80's the choice to use video over film is a decades long mistake. Come on, Eileen is another video that looks like shit today.

Posted by: Keto not Beto at August 12, 2019 01:38 AM (JziUy)

357 To S.E. Cupp Size: Sod off, Swampy!

An emotional response to 9/11 got us the grope-fest that is the TSA. Fuck her with the fiercely heterosexual Cory Booker's dick.

Posted by: RickZ at August 12, 2019 01:39 AM (Y8PSl)

358 also, the foxbody? Who knew the Vanilla Ice 5.0 style Ford Mustangs that started in 1984-85 lasted until 1993...and were called that. That restored 1993 edition looks awewsome.

Posted by: Keto not Beto at August 12, 2019 01:39 AM (JziUy)

359
SE Cupp is what my mother would call an empty vessel.

And if she thinks the Constitution should be obviated in the needs of the moment, she doesn't understand it at all, let alone "love" it.

I'm not thrilled by the wide open language in the Fourteenth, but until people amend it, it's the fucking law. Love it, fix it, or leave it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 12, 2019 01:40 AM (LXVpk)

360 An emotional response to 9/11 got us the grope-fest that is the TSA. Fuck her with the fiercely heterosexual Cory Booker's dick.

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yeah, we could have emotional responses that actually work. Instead of trying to prove to the progressive easter bunny that we're actually the good guys by surrendering, maybe use common sense and keep the muslims and illegals out.

Posted by: Keto not Beto at August 12, 2019 01:41 AM (JziUy)

361 that joe jackson song is from 1982, i was just a baby! I seem to remember it.

Posted by: Keto not Beto at August 12, 2019 01:38 AM (JziUy)


Piss off already! "I seem to remember it." Gahd. These young'uns today.

Posted by: RickZ at August 12, 2019 01:42 AM (Y8PSl)

362 The Fox body Mustang is just a shortened wheelbase Ford Fairmont.

The original versions dashboards were nothing but Fairmont dashboards, with no further modifications.

You can pop the windshield out from a Fairmont, and install it into any year Fox Body Mustang.

And people swear by this shit as an actual MUSTANG?


Yeah.

No.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 12, 2019 01:46 AM (QzJWU)

363
According the Daily Mail, that Maxwell woman, Epstein's fixer and Lolita-procurer, was scared to death by Epstein's "suicide" and now wants to spill all to the FBI.

Prediction: She's gonna be dead of some unfortunate accident in a few days.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 12, 2019 01:50 AM (f1Vqw)

364 yeah, we could have emotional responses that actually work. Instead of trying to prove to the progressive easter bunny that we're actually the good guys by surrendering, maybe use common sense and keep the muslims and illegals out.

Posted by: Keto not Beto at August 12, 2019 01:41 AM (JziUy)


An emotional response like actually profiling passengers might work. But they say the sacred Constitution is agin' it. Funny how the Constitution is so malleable in their hands.

I've watched a certain show on some channel called "To Catch A Smuggler". Police in airports in Peru, Colombia and Madrid. They talk about profiling passengers all the time -- and it works (as it does in Israel). But muh principles or some shit. Granny gets the alien anal probe inspection but the hag in a bag gets a breezy helping hand walk-through security inspection.

I'm already sick of this shit and the shit just keeps piling up (like in San Fransicko).

Posted by: RickZ at August 12, 2019 01:51 AM (Y8PSl)

365 About declining literacy and English over time - a while back when enjoying WWII training films about firearms, I was struck by the quality and style of the English. These were films for a mass conscript military, in a country where millions had not gone beyond the eighth grade, just after the Depression.


And several times it occurred to me that some parts might have to be explained to many 18-yr olds today, solely because the English was beyond their level.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 12, 2019 01:58 AM (QDnY+)

366 I've heard some Leftists saying that Trump ordered Epstein killed.

I wonder if the MSM will pick up on this Narrative or just ignore it entirely.

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No doubt. At least in the Twittersphere, the left has switched from "tick tock, Mueller's coming" to "tick tock, Epstein's coming". In true leftist fashion, they focus on that old video of Trump dancing at a party that Epstein attended, and completely ignore the reported links to Democrats, especially the Clintons. Add in the fact that his death occurred under Barr's watch.....

Posted by: Dirk the Daring at August 12, 2019 02:04 AM (6IbH/)

367 That gun thread opener - the gif of the homework policy - just ain't funny. I've got a 14 year old daughter heading to high school now and as a single dad splitting parenting time w her mother, it's been a losing battle getting her to follow that. Was that in the gun thread for a reason? Is the gun my las remaining incentive/persuasion device? Just kidding of course - - - any other parents out there with success in that arena that is willing to share?

Posted by: MAGAnamanous at August 12, 2019 02:07 AM (EhfP/)

368 As if Trump could order someone killed and his agents would carry it out. LOL. If he ordered Epstein to be dispensed with, he'd be free from jail, with a book deal and a seven figure GFM by now.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 12, 2019 02:10 AM (LXVpk)

369 Back in the day, I test drove a used '89 mustang 5.0 supercharged that looked like that Fairmont/fox body which I was unaware of at the time. It was by far and away the fastest thing from 0-60 I'd driven. Bought an IROC instead. Yes, the mullet was rockin.

Posted by: MAGAnamanous at August 12, 2019 02:14 AM (EhfP/)

370
Oh great -- (from the Daily Mail), it seems the guards didn't check on Epstein for *a couple of hours* before the suicide. And check out an article there quoting a former inmate of that "special unit" in the MMC. Panopticon fishbowl and "suicide proof". Specifically designed to minimize the chance a prisoner could off himself in any way.

You know, I'm picturing how this went down. All the guards get strange orders. Turn off the cameras. Huh? I said turn off the cameras. OK. Now, leave your station. Huh. DO IT NOW!

This type of order is repeated to everybody in Epstein's section. The place is now vacant.

Cut to an elevator door. It slowly opens. The camera pans down and we see a pair of shoes. They step out of the elevator, walking slowly down the hall towards Epstein's cell.

The camera slowly pans up. We see the suit pants (well creased of course). Dark blue. The camera slowly pans up.

And finally we see the face. It's the Cigarette Smoking Man. He takes the laugh puff off his Morley and crushes it on the floor, as he steps in front of the door of Epstein's cell.

Epstein looks up and see his face. He cringes in horror. You! ...... It's the last thing Epstein sees.

Fade to black as CSM lights up another Morley as he steps out of Epstein's cell....

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 12, 2019 02:17 AM (f1Vqw)

371
Our partners have been reliably informed that Earth girls are easy. Men like Epstein are useful in fulfilling their... needs. But disposable. Everyone is disposable, Agent Mulder.

Posted by: CSM at August 12, 2019 02:23 AM (LXVpk)

372

What are the odds that Epstein wasn't supposed to die, that his "hanging" was merely a Very Serious Negotiation Response to a threat Epstein made after his first beating, to get Epstein some religion, to get Epstein to hand over his Leverage, in return for which Epstein would get 5 years, then probation, and get to keep most of his money?

Things would've been simpler for "Them". But the 'hanging" went too far, and, rather than fearing J., Epstein got to meet J. ... and it looks like all of Epstein's personal effects and property will be turned over to the Feds, for unhindered discovery.

I bet one or two of Epstein's friends are barely able to retain bladder control, as "They" are looking for who has Epstein's Leverage, and "They" may have no idea who to question first ... and "They" may not be in a particularly good mood.

Posted by: Arbalest at August 12, 2019 02:36 AM (FlRtG)

373
I'm pretty sure Epstein had to die. Get rid of him. Now. Too dangerous. When they unsealed those docs, with the pics of Prince Andrew hugging the Lolita, it was time to kill him. Right then.

I'm not saying it was the Prince -- there were more than one very powerful men named in that, mind you. When those docs were dumped, Epstein had to die.

Yes, it looks suspicious. "They" knew that, but in this case, that's better than alternative of the target living.

Epstein's gal, Whatshername Maxwell, is next. She was scared shitless by Epstein's death, and now she wants to talk.

She won't make it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 12, 2019 02:48 AM (f1Vqw)

374
Now reading. It's come out that Epstein kept a diary.... a very meticulous, detailed diary.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 12, 2019 03:11 AM (f1Vqw)

375
"Epstein kept a diary.... a very meticulous, detailed diary."

Did Epstein watch the Charles Bronson movie "St. Ives". It's not violent, for a Charles Bronson movie, but, seriously, WHO wants to live, for real, a Charles Bronson movie?

How many copies exist? Epstein probably knew, unless someone made a few extra. Who do we or "They" look for? There's very little time.

The problem with whacking Epstein in Federal Custody is that Epstein was whacked while Very Publicly in Federal Custody.

How must this play out now?

Posted by: Arbalest at August 12, 2019 03:25 AM (FlRtG)

376 I'm having a case of the General Sunday Night Dreads -- the low-grade anticipatory Monday morning panic I've suffered since childhood. Now here in...uh....oldhood, I'm worn out from four years of full-time job and full-time Mom-caretaker. Now that she's in assisted living an hour away, the daily pressure is less, but I know now that I should've taken time off when her move was going on. So emotionally and physically spent! I feel twice my age. And my health -- exacerbated by financials that prevent me from getting all my prescriptions -- is poor. I'm in worse shape than I've told my family or colleagues.

I'm just whining about it here because it's my only safe space. "A hand reaching out in the darkness", right?
Thanks for listening, them that listened.

Posted by: Shopgirl #PatrickIsMahomesie at August 12, 2019 03:29 AM (9cbI5)

377 Hola! Can tell me when ICE show up? I here comment, much cheap-cheap for Blog.......

I replace 3x you Gringo commenters!

Posted by: Juanito, Paid Commenter at August 12, 2019 03:29 AM (Bqoi/)

378
Former Israeli PM Ehud Barak is on Epstein's list. Uncle Ted Kennedy was too. Alec Baldwin....

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 12, 2019 03:30 AM (f1Vqw)

379 svetlana says people die under communism true under socialism not so many. under capitalism plenty.

Posted by: raimondo at August 12, 2019 03:39 AM (WWRMF)

380 Shopgirl, you've done well by your mom, doing what we are called to do: Honor Our Parents. Things seem to fall in place when we do the right thing. We don't always see that while we are in the middle of all the heavy lifting. All will be okay. I will pray that you are able to see that path to 'okay.'

Hang in there!

Posted by: My life is insanity at August 12, 2019 03:52 AM (yN1D9)

381 >>Now reading. It's come out that Epstein kept a diary.... a very meticulous, detailed diary.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 12, 2019 03:11 AM (f1Vqw)

In his position, you'd think he'd have had something like that. The people who were involved with him have to be looking over their shoulders. Someone will break the silence. The pressure has got to be intense.

Posted by: My life is insanity at August 12, 2019 03:57 AM (yN1D9)

382 Another fantastic night here, cool and no humidity

Posted by: Skip at August 12, 2019 04:04 AM (BbGew)

383 A hug to My life is insanity.
I copied down what you wrote so I can refer to it as many times as need be!

Posted by: Shopgirl #PatrickIsMahomesie at August 12, 2019 04:08 AM (9cbI5)

384 I was just whining to myself yesterday about how much of my life has been put on hold because my time is monopolized by work and mom. It's frustrating, and the waves of depression that come from the whole situation is not my usual M.O.

I've been trying to take those times to give myself a break, even if it's only 15 minutes, to do something for me. It seems to help. For now.

Posted by: My life is insanity at August 12, 2019 04:10 AM (yN1D9)

385
I'm listening, shopgirl.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia's phone at August 12, 2019 04:11 AM (B5xpd)

386 ((Shopgirl)) Everyone needs at least a hug a day!

Posted by: My life is insanity at August 12, 2019 04:12 AM (yN1D9)

387
Now reading. It's come out that Epstein kept a diary.... a very meticulous, detailed diary.

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Good Lord. Where are you reading this?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia's phone at August 12, 2019 04:14 AM (B5xpd)

388 MLii I could tell you stories of my wife taking care for her mom, not all good. Take time for yourself.

Posted by: Skip at August 12, 2019 04:16 AM (BbGew)

389
Add in the fact that his death occurred under Barr's watch.....
Posted by: Dirk the Daring

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An indelible stain on bars reputation. Since he was The Man In Charge, he deserves it.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia's phone at August 12, 2019 04:18 AM (B5xpd)

390 Thanks, Skip. Yeah, it definitely has it's insane moments!

Posted by: My life is insanity at August 12, 2019 04:19 AM (yN1D9)

391 Shopgirl, if you need someone to talk to, or vent, Slapweasel has my email. I will let him know it's ok to pass it on.

Posted by: My life is insanity at August 12, 2019 04:25 AM (yN1D9)

392 Shopgirl - may you be blessed with Strength & Time for Recovery ...

Posted by: Adriane the Bad Poetry and Bad Logic Critic ... at August 12, 2019 04:29 AM (LPnfS)

393 Silly me, blew the coffee timer, probably been going 15 minutes

Posted by: Skip at August 12, 2019 04:40 AM (BbGew)

394 raimondo, is that you?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 12, 2019 04:42 AM (DMUuz)

395 Hello Fellow Insomniacs.

Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 04:43 AM (I5SAg)

396 Good Morning Morons

Posted by: Vic at August 12, 2019 04:43 AM (mpXpK)

397 americanthinker.com/epsteins killer has already gotten away with murder

Posted by: Skip at August 12, 2019 04:44 AM (BbGew)

398 Yikes! It's already 3:50. I should've been out of here 20 minutes ago.

Try to find some sunshine, and recognize those good moments, all!

Catch ya later.

Posted by: My life is insanity at August 12, 2019 04:49 AM (yN1D9)

399 I know I'm suppose to be shocked and appalled over Epstein's death but I'm not. Of course he was whacked,,I mean,, committed "suicide". His death will solve a lot of problems. Funny thing though. Unintended consequences can rear up at any time. I suspect this will blow up bigly. I hope so. Even if its just exposing these depraved swine to the public.

Alas, probably a pipe dream.

Posted by: Puddleglum, job huntin' at August 12, 2019 04:51 AM (m3oVE)

400
americanthinker.com/epsteins killer has already gotten away with murder
Posted by: Skip

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Because that person has been protected by the un-askability of the key questions. Insane. Trump should decree that every iota of every investigation be released to the public as it takes place.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia's phone at August 12, 2019 04:58 AM (B5xpd)

401 When the Epstein news happened I said I thought he was assisted and no one would be found culpable.

Posted by: Skip at August 12, 2019 05:00 AM (BbGew)

402 I am heading out early, not sure if getting help today and lots to do at work.
Stay safe.

Posted by: Skip at August 12, 2019 05:02 AM (BbGew)

403 I'm not quite sure I'm gonna be able to ever get used to starting my day this early. First day at the new job and sitting in the break room

Posted by: Buzzion at August 12, 2019 05:03 AM (Fd0WB)

404 403 I'm not quite sure I'm gonna be able to ever get used to starting my day this early. First day at the new job and sitting in the break room
Posted by: Buzzion at August 12, 2019 05:03 AM (Fd0WB)

Good luck!

Posted by: m at August 12, 2019 05:03 AM (aLBwb)

405 I tried sleeping I really late yesterday and stayed in bed. I knew there was no way I'd be able to sleep so I didn't even try.

Posted by: Buzzion at August 12, 2019 05:05 AM (Fd0WB)

406 The priest in "Gran Torino" was also portrayed as a good guy.

Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 05:23 AM (I5SAg)

407 So, MI-6? James Bond?

Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 05:51 AM (I5SAg)

408 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 12, 2019 05:59 AM (cqNba)

409 2nd attempt at hiya

Posted by: JT at August 12, 2019 06:04 AM (arJlL)

410 Hello.

Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 06:05 AM (I5SAg)

411 @399
The key thing to remember is, Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Epstein was an Intel asset, he was a blackmail and compromat generator.

He was killed for many reasons chief among them was so that the fact that he was a government asset not be publicly divulged.

Oh and he was super pals with the Arkansas Mauler, so of course he's dead.

That's the way inconveniences to the Clinton are cleaned up.



Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 12, 2019 06:11 AM (8f5Gs)

412 So who was more surprised by Epstein's death...

Bob Barr, or Jeffery Epstein?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 12, 2019 06:14 AM (cqNba)

413 @412

Pretty sure Epstein was taken while he was sleeping, I'd love to see the toxicology report from the "autopsy."

So he probably didn't know anything was up until he reached his final destination.



Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 12, 2019 06:18 AM (8f5Gs)

414 @412
I'm pretty sure the reason Barr was enraged is because he was given assurances that the Epstein case was going to handled "by the book."

Unfortuanlety the book that was being used is, "99 Deep State Problems but Epstein Ain't One, by Deep State Bob.

So now we get to see the spectacle of another pointless, fruitless IG investigation that takes years and results in jack squat nothing.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 12, 2019 06:22 AM (8f5Gs)

415 Funny black guy Terrance Williams is now a Russian spy!!!!

https://tinyurl.com/y3ukbcwd

THE FUCKING MSM IS CRAZY AS SHIT
pardon the French


Posted by: Anon at August 12, 2019 06:24 AM (yJy4c)

416 Mornin' y'all

Posted by: wing at August 12, 2019 06:26 AM (JFzNN)

417 So in the continuing saga of RatTown, and politics...

I told y'all yesterday about a 20 minute discussion with our local package delivery guy.

Grew up in the city
sold drugs as a kid to survive.
Climbed out of that life style.
Raised two successful kids.

Absolutely delightful person, who is fed up with the direction of RatTown government, and the sense of both despair and entitlement generated by the current and long standing policies of local government.


So yesterday afternoon, while exchanging greetings with a 50'ish black couple at the storage center, we wound up in an unexpected 15 minute discussion with the wife of the couple concerning basically the very same issues.

Black Baltimore ain't happy.

And they ain't blaming Republicans, conservatives or Trump for their issues.

The Republican party is missing a tremendous opportunity to show how conservatism can bring success to the black community.


Trump get it.
He gets it like no Republican in recent memory.

But not many other do.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 12, 2019 06:26 AM (cqNba)

418 The toxicology report?
That there is funny.
And yes, the quotes around autopsy showed your doubts also.

The GC/MS results on this switched vial of blood showed no...

Posted by: doubting Thomas at August 12, 2019 06:30 AM (A9A9H)

419 Good Morning Glories!

School's back in session and traffic will be a nightmare.

There goes your Happy Monday!

Posted by: ALH at August 12, 2019 06:32 AM (GaOgf)

420 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 12, 2019 06:40 AM (u82oZ)

421 I hope all of you have a great day.

Posted by: Frasier Crane (I'm coming back!) at August 12, 2019 06:40 AM (dmYb7)

422 Assuming Epstein's death isn't a witness protection play to get him in hiding so he can talk, my big problem with it is that it's being done completely out in the open and in a way that everyone knew it would be.

We're at Soviet level sh*t, and everyone knows it. Not just knows it but expects it.

Prepare.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Eight Has No Home Here at August 12, 2019 06:42 AM (A8W5E)

423 G'morning, Salty

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 12, 2019 06:43 AM (cqNba)

424 ALH

Your school is open? Wow. I have some more inservice days, but classes start on Thursday. And I thought we were early openers.

In VA, the King's Dominion law kept school opening to after Labor Day. Not here in Kansas. Wheat harvest in, cover crop in -- school starts.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 12, 2019 06:43 AM (u82oZ)

425 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Top o ta mornin to ya, gov'nor.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 12, 2019 06:44 AM (u82oZ)

426 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Did your son get to qualify for AW?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 12, 2019 06:45 AM (u82oZ)

427 "400
americanthinker.com/epsteins killer has already gotten away with murder
Posted by: Skip

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Because that person has been protected by the un-askability of the key questions. Insane. Trump should decree that every iota of every investigation be released to the public as it takes place.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia's phone at August 12, 2019 04:58 AM (B5xpd) "



We can only hope.
And, of course, suck it up when our hopes come to nothing, which is pretty much what I expect.

Monday, huh ?
Great day for another mass shooting to move the narrative back into approved channels.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez; they are gaslighting us 24/365 at August 12, 2019 06:46 AM (LpklP)

428 The results are in, and Jeffrey Epstein is not the father.

Posted by: Maury at August 12, 2019 06:46 AM (4ly4I)

429 Village Idiot's Apprentice

The GOPe misses every opportunity. They are the Palestinians of US politics.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 12, 2019 06:47 AM (u82oZ)

430 >>The results are in, and Jeffrey Epstein is not the father.

Ok that was good.

Posted by: Frasier Crane (I'm coming back!) at August 12, 2019 06:48 AM (dmYb7)

431 "Did your son get to qualify for AW? "

Still a work in progress.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 12, 2019 06:52 AM (cqNba)

432 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Thanks. May he get that chance before the end of the deployment.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 12, 2019 06:53 AM (u82oZ)

433 Work is starting to seriously intrude on my time.

Have a blessed day, everyone.

May no YOLO Darwin Award candidate approach your vehicle, unless you are driving a M1127 Stryker. Then, Game On!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 12, 2019 06:55 AM (u82oZ)

434 "
Thanks. May he get that chance before the end of the deployment."

We're hoping.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 12, 2019 06:56 AM (cqNba)

435
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 12, 2019 06:57 AM (hx3Q8)

436 deBlasio is still killing' them on the campaign trail.

Getting hard to find venues with the capacity they need.

https://twitter.com/bcuza/status/1160584371792949253

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 12, 2019 06:58 AM (cqNba)

437 Chin up, Shopgirl.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 12, 2019 06:59 AM (t6MX/)

438 Odd. The NY corner needs more time for the autopsy of epstein. It was supposed to be done yesterday.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 12, 2019 07:02 AM (JUOKG)

439 Morning all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 12, 2019 07:02 AM (p0A33)

440 "Odd. The NY corner needs more time for the autopsy of epstein. It was supposed to be done yesterday. "

Well, to be fair, they were caught off guard.

E-mail from the Clinton's had said the suicide was NEXT Saturday.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 12, 2019 07:04 AM (cqNba)

441 Morning all....

@jason_meister

Protestors in Hong Kong are using the American flag and anthem as a symbol of freedom. #HongKongProtests

Video: https://tinyurl.com/y2q2wjlj

Singing our national anthem too!

Posted by: Tami at August 12, 2019 07:04 AM (cF8AT)

442 Our schools start next Monday on the 19th. When I( was in school they did not start until the first week in September they ended the first week in June. At least the end is the same.

Posted by: Vic at August 12, 2019 07:05 AM (mpXpK)

443 "438 Odd. The NY corner needs more time for the autopsy of epstein. It was supposed to be done yesterday.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 12, 2019 07:02 AM (JUOKG) "



TPTB are still deciding what cause of death is required to best support The Narrative.

Ideal, of course would be polonium to support Trump/Putin collusion, but it's hard to find rare isotopes in a hurry.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez; they are gaslighting us 24/365 at August 12, 2019 07:06 AM (LpklP)

444 "Singing our national anthem too!"

And Democrats are outraged.

Film at 11:00.

:The MSM

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 12, 2019 07:06 AM (cqNba)

445 Protestors in Hong Kong are using the American flag and anthem as a symbol of freedom. #HongKongProtests

Video: https://tinyurl.com/y2q2wjlj

Singing our national anthem too!
Posted by: Tami at August 12, 2019 07:04 AM (cF8AT)

And left wing ignorant assholes here in the USA protest the freedoms we have here and praise our enemies. Pretty much says it all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 12, 2019 07:06 AM (p0A33)

446 438
Odd. The NY corner needs more time for the autopsy of epstein. It was supposed to be done yesterday.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 12, 2019 07:02 AM (JUOKG)\
It was, they're just not releasing the outcome.

Posted by: Vic at August 12, 2019 07:09 AM (mpXpK)

447 Remember, Democrats are serious about keeping guns out of the hands of people not qualified to own them.

This is why they demand background checks.

https://fxn.ws/2SYZ0zK

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 12, 2019 07:09 AM (cqNba)

448 @447:
Illegals need to be armed in order to fulfill their function of removing as many of us as possible.

US population has grown a lot since Ayers said 25 million of us need to go.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez; they are gaslighting us 24/365 at August 12, 2019 07:14 AM (LpklP)

449 Barbara Sampson, New York City's chief medical examiner, said Sunday
that an autopsy was performed on Epstein, but more information was
needed before a cause of death was determined.


https://tinyurl.com/y376aw7o

Posted by: Vic at August 12, 2019 07:16 AM (mpXpK)

450 449 Barbara Sampson, New York City's chief medical examiner, said Sunday
that an autopsy was performed on Epstein, but more information was
needed before a cause of death was determined.

The Clinton's check has to clear first.

Posted by: jsg at August 12, 2019 07:17 AM (j75V/)

451 Things that make you go hmmmmmmmm.......

epsteins cellmate was mysteriously transferred hours before his death leaving epstein in his cell alone for several hours during which time he allegedly killed himself. Plus he was not checked on by any guards for hours even though they are required to check each cell every 20 minutes.

Tin foil sales are going to go through the roof.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 12, 2019 07:18 AM (JUOKG)

452 How soon till the return of the Black Death?

Medicine marches forward....

https://theweek.com/articles/851730/how-leeches-became-latest-health-trend

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 12, 2019 07:18 AM (cqNba)

453 Lead sales are gonna do real good, too.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez; they are gaslighting us 24/365 at August 12, 2019 07:19 AM (LpklP)

454 epsteins cellmate was mysteriously transferred hours before his death leaving epstein in his cell alone for several hours during which time he allegedly killed himself. Plus he was not checked on by any guards for hours even though they are required to check each cell every 20 minutes.

Tin foil sales are going to go through the roof.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 12, 2019 07:18 AM (JUOKG)

Maybe, Possibly, but in my experience it is best not to attribute conspiracy to what is probably just rank incompetence and laziness.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 12, 2019 07:19 AM (p0A33)

455 "Maybe, Possibly, but in my experience it is best not to attribute conspiracy to what is probably just rank incompetence and laziness."

How about a murder, disguised as a suicide...
Committed by a group that is both incompetent and lazy?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 12, 2019 07:21 AM (cqNba)

456 Committed by a group that is both incompetent and lazy?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

What? You're blaming The Horde now?

Posted by: Bruce at August 12, 2019 07:23 AM (vd8XM)

457 Sunday night totals not in yet, but Chicago..

4 shot dead
42 Wounded.

Yawn.....

Posted by: Bruce at August 12, 2019 07:24 AM (vd8XM)

458 "What? You're blaming The Horde now?
"

What!!

I never said that we were incontinent

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 12, 2019 07:25 AM (cqNba)

459 E-mail from the Clinton's had said the suicide was NEXT Saturday.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 12, 2019 07:04 AM (cqNba)

Wasn't there a meme of hillary offering condolences on epstein's death a few weeks ago?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 12, 2019 07:25 AM (t6MX/)

460 "Odd. The NY corner needs more time for the autopsy of epstein. It was supposed to be done yesterday.




Posted by: The Great White Scotsman"

Blunt force trauma always occurs as a part of hanging right?

Posted by: Ripley at August 12, 2019 07:26 AM (MxEKc)

461 Buzzion is starting a new job? I thought he died a while back?!?!
You'll get use to it. I normally get up at 4:30 to be at work by 6ish.
Last day of vacation in a Walmart parking lot in Lubbock and I'm still up....but tired. Should be home late this afternoon then have to unload the RV and put it back into storage in 100+ degree heat. Gonna suck bigly after Colorado...

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 12, 2019 07:26 AM (jhgxs)

462 "4 shot dead
42 Wounded.

Yawn....."

Damn near a 90% survival rate.

Just for grins....compare survival rates for Baltimore vs Chicago.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 12, 2019 07:27 AM (cqNba)

463 @451

A corrections guard has come forward to say that someone of Epstein's noteriety and who has already "tried" to commit suicide, would have been in what's called a pickle suit, which cannot be used to harm yourself and been housed in a cell that would have been impossible to kill yourself.


Epstein was taken out for several reasons, least of which was that he could implicate a shit ton of the elite.


He was more than likely whacked because he as an intel asset, plain and simple.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 12, 2019 07:27 AM (8f5Gs)

464 Under the new regime I hope to get a job giving useful idiots their due. I would joyfully suppress any squeamishness caused by my job to hear the cries of "what about my equality?". I would let them know that Soros et. al. revoked those rights as a relic of days gone by and congratulate them on their acceptance into the new marxist/fascist paradise they have struggled for all their lives.

Posted by: American at August 12, 2019 07:27 AM (rmtpW)

465 Greetings fappers and fappees.

What fresh hell awaits us this day? At least we're alive to ax that question, unlike the Teh Pedomaster Epstein.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at August 12, 2019 07:28 AM (HaL55)

466 Blunt force trauma always occurs as a part of hanging right?
Posted by: Ripley at August 12, 2019 07:26 AM (MxEKc)


How else you get him down?

Posted by: Jeb!'s Dreamers at August 12, 2019 07:28 AM (t6MX/)

467 Maybe, Possibly, but in my experience it is best not to attribute conspiracy to what is probably just rank incompetence and laziness.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 12, 2019 07:19 AM (p0A33)

I have to go along with NGU on this. In the spirit of Occam's Razor, consider the following. You have this guy Epstein, had more money than God, had his own private jet to ride around in, was good buddies with all these rich and powerful types, even had his own private island (underage sex toys notwithstanding) to hang out at. To say they guy had it made would be an understatement.

Then suddenly he finds himself in jail, locked in a cell, with few if any prospects of ever getting out. Under these circumstances the idea of his killing himself is not so odd. That he was taken off suicide watch is not so surprising either. Someone in his position would have to be a glib talker, and so he convinces the prison officials that he is not suicidal, and so gets the privacy he needs to knock himself off. Like the man said, never assume malice when stupidity will suffice...

Posted by: The Oort Cloud, Source of all SMODs at August 12, 2019 07:28 AM (p0pYQ)

468
What!!

I never said that we were incontinent
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Just the punch line,
As long as I'm gonna be impotent, I'm gonna dress impotent

Posted by: Bruce at August 12, 2019 07:29 AM (vd8XM)

469 I went looking for a copy of H.G. Wells Time Machine yesterday. Amazon had it for $7 which I thought was high since you can get it for free from Gutenburg. So went to Gutenburg and downloaded it. Tried putting inyo mul6tip0loe mdiec tories on the Fire. Never could get it to load. Went on an internet search and found an anthology of H.G. Wells books for 99 cents under a different title. Went back to Amazon and sure enough they had it for .99. It pays to check on things.

Posted by: Vic at August 12, 2019 07:29 AM (mpXpK)

470 I keep being told by my neighbors that I should only have native species in my yard.

I keep asking them from what part of Maryland is their landscaper from.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 12, 2019 07:29 AM (cqNba)

471 Maybe, Possibly, but in my experience it is best not to attribute conspiracy to what is probably just rank incompetence and laziness].

You didn't watch much Columbo did you?

Posted by: Racist
Russian Agent
Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 12, 2019 07:30 AM (lD3vL)

472 nood jj

Posted by: JAS at August 12, 2019 07:30 AM (I5SAg)

473 After the Left's extravagant displays of insult, contempt and degradation toward all Americans and America over the last three years, if this country doesn't vote overwhelmingly for Trump in 2020 we can all go to hell. We'll deserve everything coming to us.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at August 12, 2019 07:30 AM (H8QX8)

474 G'mornin', Horde.

Who has enough power to kill someone in a federal prison and believe they can get away with it?

Salty, did your email start working?

Posted by: creeper at August 12, 2019 07:30 AM (RK98Q)

475 Rot.

Posted by: creeper at August 12, 2019 07:32 AM (RK98Q)

476 "I keep being told by my neighbors that I should only have native species in my yard.



I keep asking them from what part of Maryland is their landscaper from.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice"

Most lawn grasses are genetic hybrids developed and fine tuned over the years and are native to no area in particular anymore (like many decorative plants)

Tell your neighbors to enjoy their native rock garden

Posted by: Ripley at August 12, 2019 07:33 AM (MxEKc)

477 I posted so EMT is up

Posted by: Vic at August 12, 2019 07:39 AM (mpXpK)

478 GAHHHH!!!

Lose is spelled, "lose", not "loose". Jeez!

Posted by: Buzz at August 12, 2019 01:05 PM (n35kY)

479 Nood

Posted by: Brunnhilde at August 13, 2019 07:57 AM (aW5/6)

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