Monday Overnight Open Thread (8/19/19)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

She's an assistant professor with the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences.

"It was not the same as it was in Colorado, circa 2013, when there were products labeled to look like candy wrappers," "Nonetheless, even despite opaque and tamper-proof and child-proof packaging requirements, we still saw little kids getting into the products and having some bad experiences." Jennifer Whitehill


Quote II

"I really believe that some of these politicians don’t actually believe in public schools." Democratic congressional candidate Dan McCready (N.C.)


Quote III

Donald Trump and the Republican Party hate America: It's time to say it
For all they blather on about patriotism, the unctuous Republicans are the ones who really despise their country David Masciotra


Quote IV

“In all honesty, I never even imagined myself becoming a mother. My teen years and early 20s were spent just trying to get my act together. I had an anxiety disorder, depression and was married and divorced from my first husband by the time I was 23 years old.”
“Before I met my husband, I dated a bunch of not-nice guys. I peppered in a few nice guys here and there, but I think I was so insecure and unhappy at that time that I either drove those good guys away or grew bored of their niceness.”Joanna Schroeder


Quote V

“Now before I go any further, I want to say this. Like anyone who’s been honest with themselves, I know that I have made mistakes. I am very sorry for harm I have caused,” Warren remarked during the event. “I have listened and I have learned a lot, and I am grateful for the many conversations that we’ve had together.” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

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It is a good thing China didn't call the Hong Kong protesters "Retarded" otherwise they would have been banned. Twitter is in the pocket of the China Commies.

Twitter has been allowing promoted tweets—essentially targeted ads— to be placed by China's state media, attacking pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong and blaming those campaigners for the escalating violence and civil unrest.

The use of social media to peddle political and electoral interference is not new—it is a major theme of the backlash against social media. Usually, though, it is more subtle and cleverly orchestrated than the blunt promoted tweets that China's state media has been paying Twitter to publish.


UPDATE

Twitter to change their evil ways on State Tweets

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Fredo, Fredo, Fredo, Fredo, Fredo, Fredo. LOLGF'd


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The latest from Paul Joseph Watson, NSFW-Language


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Pass the popcorn please. Two despicable assholes are fighting.

It’s happening, and it’s glorious: the Left is turning on its own as Democrats continue to veer to the far-left amid an escalating civil war.

In the latest salvo, anti-Semitic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib called for a boycott of left-wing comedian Bill Maher’s HBO show because he criticized her anti-Israel rhetoric. (Maher was once Libertarian, but has since devolved.)

The brouhaha erupted after Maher said that Tlaib’s past comments like “Jews control the world, control the money” is why Israel was reluctant to allow Tlaib to visit.

An angry Tlaib reacted by saying “maybe folks should boycott his show.”


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Our country is too populated for a one size fits all single payer health care. Of course the working man will suffer not Sen. Bernie Sanders, (Communist-Vermont)

Sanders: “I want to be frank I don’t want to…oh I guess the guy could tell me why I’m crazy. All right, there’s a Cubs fan…”

Audience member: “Wouldn’t the Medicare health care plan … wouldn’t that take away our right to bargain for our — our medical benefits?”

Sanders: “Yeah, absolutely it would. It’s not a bad thing.”


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Just another reason to buy Greenland.

And always remember that in Greenland, English is a strong second language as in “For English press 2.”

Finally, if the globe heats up as we are always being warned it will (“Any day/week/month/year now”, then we’ve got some fine fine farmland and retirement condo space at very affordable prices. In addition, besides having a lot of rare earths and other precious metals ready for extraction, Greenland is also looking at developing a hydrothermal power system. That is so very, very alternative fuelish that one might look at buying Greenland as Trump’s much more sensible “New Green Deal.”

And never forget, the other candidate for 51st state is Puerto Rico.


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The road to hell is paved with photovoltaic panels.

Three years later, even the most optimistic supporters have deemed the Wattway a failure.

The Wattway consists of 2,800 photovoltaic panels lining one kilometer (0.62 miles) on the way to the small northern town of Tourouvre-au-Perch in Normandy. At the time of its opening its builder, the construction group Colas, part of telecoms group Bouygues, said that the solar panels were covered with a resin containing silicon, strong enough to fend off traffic even from 18-wheelers.

"The engineers of this project surely did not think about the tractors that would roll over," Pascal and Eric, two local roofers leaning on the counter of the Café de Paris, Tourouvre-au-Perche, told the French newspaper Le Monde in 2019. While the resin coating might be strong enough to keep a big rig from crushing the solar panels, the two said that driving over it generates so much noise that locals required the road's speed limit to be lowered to 70 km/h, or a paltry 43 mph.

Leave it to the French.


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Minneapolis puts the kibosh on drive-thrus. Vehicle emissions, noise and safety are the reasons why.

Bad news for lazy people who like their fast food on the go (and influencers looking for a clickbait title for their supercar video) as the days of drive-thrus are numbered.

At least in Minneapolis, anyway. The city has banned the building of drive-thru windows in order to reduce emissions, noise and pedestrian accidents. They specifically state vehicle emissions will be reduced, but no doubt human flatulence inside cars will also fall given this new ruling. Either way, this could be the first roll of the snowball that could see drive-thrus being a thing of the past.

Current businesses are safe, so they say.

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Is John Brennan the mastermind of the Russian Hoax? And is he facing criminal charges?

All research indicates CIA Director John Brennan enlisted the help of U.S. and foreign intelligence assets to run operations against the Trump campaign early in 2016. The objective was to give the false and manufactured appearance of compromise. Once the CIA established the possibility of compromise, that activity created the EC which opened the door for an FBI investigation.

The operation run by Brennan targeting Papadopoulos is at the center of the two-page “EC” (electronic communication); given to FBI Director James Comey to start the counterintelligence operation (Crossfire Hurricane) against the Trump campaign.

Two of the intelligence assets Brennan organized were Joseph Mifsud and Stefan Halper.


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The ONT Musical Interlude



On this day: 19 Aug 1939
Ginger Baker, drummer with Cream who had the 1966 UK No.11 single 'I Feel Free'. Baker was also a member of the Graham Bond Organisation, Blind Faith, and Ginger Bakers Airforce and is also known for his numerous associations with World music, mainly the use of African influences. He has also had other collaborations such as with Gary Moore, Hawkwind and Public Image Ltd. via thisdayinmusic.com


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Cream not your thing? A little mellow music...............


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Love the neighbor. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

"EVERYONE.

This man came into my yard a couple hours ago and offered to cut my grass for a certain price.

I didn't have enough money today to afford that on top of everything else, and I tod him to come back in a week.

A few minutes ago I hear a loud noise outside of my house.

I opened the door, and noticed that he was cutting my grass.

I went running out to him and yelled for him to stop... he shook his head no.

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Weekly commenter stats for week of 8-18-2019


Top 10 commenters:
1 [498 comments] 'garrett' [69.92 posts/day]
2 [482 comments] 'TheJamesMadison, A Swedish Fish'
3 [386 comments] 't-bird'
4 [363 comments] 'qdpsteve'
5 [356 comments] 'Skip '
6 [320 comments] 'JoeF.'
7 [314 comments] 'Insomniac'
8 [304 comments] 'Bandersnatch'
9 [301 comments] 'Yudhishthira's Dice'
10 [299 comments] 'Village Idiot's Apprentice'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [170 names] 'Miklos, but what do I know' [23.87 unique names/day]
2 [54 names] 'Hands'
3 [46 names] 'Imitation Commentater'
4 [44 names] 'Rockery Hudpeck'
5 [41 names] 'Axeman'
6 [35 names] 'davidt'
7 [33 names] 'Adirondack Patriot'
8 [33 names] 'Notorious BFD'
9 [31 names] 'Cicero (@cicero)'
10 [28 names] 'HA'
Honorable Mention:
14 [26 names] 'ace'


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Not only is this woman, hot, hot, hot. She's a Genius Award Winner.

A New Jersey woman set fire to a man’s home after accepting a booty call invitation only to discover when she arrived that he had fallen asleep, police charge.

According to cops, Taija Russell, 29, torched the victim’s home around 4 AM on August 4. Russell was arrested this week on several felony charges, including attempted homicide, aggravated arson, and aggravated assault.

Investigators say that when Russell (seen above) arrived at the residence, the snoozing man did not hear her at the front door. He also did not respond to series of text messages sent by Russell.

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Comments

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1 Your life was a gift. But unless you choose to pass it on, nothing comes of it. Sonnet 4 by William Shakespeare

https://youtu.be/T5eJSfoQFyA

Posted by: Zaklog the Great at August 19, 2019 10:00 PM (bXjNn)

2 Hey hey hey

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at August 19, 2019 10:00 PM (FuWXW)

3 Dry!

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 19, 2019 10:00 PM (UUBmN)

4 Ont!

Posted by: Infidel at August 19, 2019 10:00 PM (BLFnH)

5 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 19, 2019 10:01 PM (wgV7k)

6 I coulda been first.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 19, 2019 10:01 PM (yhYmR)

7 Frist!!!

I mean furst!!!

I mean forced!!!

Ah, never mind.

Posted by: Zaklog the Great at August 19, 2019 10:01 PM (bXjNn)

8 I love Monument Valley!

Posted by: Infidel at August 19, 2019 10:01 PM (BLFnH)

9 Twoth

Posted by: Thwarkenheimmer at August 19, 2019 10:02 PM (ePWRo)

10 Ha. Friends like that are awesome!

Posted by: Diogenes at August 19, 2019 10:02 PM (yhYmR)

11 Good Evening, Horde.

Posted by: BigZesty at August 19, 2019 10:03 PM (IcXnp)

12 Evening Horde!

Posted by: Tonypete at August 19, 2019 10:03 PM (Y4EXg)

13 Watching local news.

Elizabeth Warren has a big crowd in Minneapolis Minnesota at Macalester College. At least a thousand people.

Posted by: rd at August 19, 2019 10:03 PM (EK+Pw)

14 Greenland for the win...!

Posted by: Tentotwo at August 19, 2019 10:03 PM (yhf6w)

15 10 Ha. Friends like that are awesome!
Posted by: Diogenes at August 19, 2019 10:02 PM (yhYmR)

Cracked me up. I had to share.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 19, 2019 10:04 PM (aA3+G)

16 Well, looks like Tommy Tuberville has gone full Rino. Hired Zuckerburg's pro-amnesty consultant for his campaign for the Alabama Senate seat.

Asshole.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 19, 2019 10:04 PM (pUDQf)

17
16 Well, looks like Tommy Tuberville has gone full Rino. Hired Zuckerburg's pro-amnesty consultant for his campaign for the Alabama Senate seat.

Asshole.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 19, 2019 10:04 PM (pUDQf)

And here I used a quote of his lately because he sounded so Trumpish.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 19, 2019 10:06 PM (aA3+G)

18 That Salon article is all kinds of stupid.

It's like when Democrats say they're the true pro-lifers, because "we support welfare and stuff!" Something just doesn't compute here.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 19, 2019 10:06 PM (2PXwn)

19 You better answer the booty call is rule #2.

Rule #1 is don't stick your dick in crazy.

Posted by: Roy at August 19, 2019 10:06 PM (ABjxW)

20 Missed previous Warren post, but everyone in Oklahoma, Warren's home state, knows if you are not an enrolled member of a Tribe or Nation, you aren't a recognized member. She always knew she was a fraud. No card; no claim.

Posted by: Ever at August 19, 2019 10:06 PM (kkVtg)

21 When something has more than a hint of truth in it, it wounds - so...Fredo, Fredo, Fredo!

Posted by: Boswell at August 19, 2019 10:06 PM (32YRo)

22 Frist!!!

I mean furst!!!

I mean forced!!!

Ah, never mind.
Posted by: Zaklog the Great at August 19, 2019 10:01 PM (bXjNn)

You forgot, "SPONGE!"

Posted by: tbodie at August 19, 2019 10:08 PM (wf5ik)

23 She always knew she was a fraud. No card; no claim.
Posted by: Ever at August 19, 2019 10:06 PM (kkVtg)

****

She doesn't even have her own casino.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 19, 2019 10:08 PM (yhYmR)

24 Donald Trump and the Republican Party hate America: It's time to say it For all they blather on about patriotism, the unctuous Republicans are the ones who really despise their country

They don't even try to temper their Projection.

1) Look in mirror
2) Describe what you see and claim that is your enemy.

It would be fascinating to see who could read through the the former US's manifesto, The Declaration of Independence, and stop only when one read's something that is personally disagreeable or offensive.

I believe that most Leftists would lose it at "We find these Truths to be Self Evident" because Truth is incompatible with Leftist Post Modernism.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 19, 2019 10:09 PM (lD3vL)

25 Salutations and felicitations, all.

Congratulations on putting up with all that shit, once again.

Endurance as we figure out, together, how to reverse the rot from the left.

Posted by: Halfwise at August 19, 2019 10:09 PM (kLxSO)

26 Love that top picture. I, too, would like to see Montana.

How was your day, Dear?

Posted by: ALH at August 19, 2019 10:09 PM (GaOgf)

27 > "One of my kids said: If you can be trans and just decide what you are then how come you can't just decide to be a penguin?"

Translation: she had no tenable answer to the child's question (because there is none), and therefore started screeching "white supremacy".

Although I'm not sure what white supremacy has to do with trannies? I mean, it seems to me that it would easily be possible to be a tranny AND a white supremacist, yes?



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 19, 2019 10:09 PM (b1Typ)

28 Endurance as we figure out, together, how to reverse the rot from the left.
Posted by: Halfwise

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Sadly, I don't believe we can reverse it. Only cut it out of the patient.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 19, 2019 10:10 PM (Y4EXg)

29 Plants a "under 100" flag and fits to read the content.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 19, 2019 10:11 PM (e6D33)

30 A New Jersey woman set fire to a man's home after accepting a booty call invitation

Someone has impulse control issues.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 19, 2019 10:11 PM (lD3vL)

31 People start false stories.
People can stop them!

Posted by: Liz Tear Stained Cheek Bones at August 19, 2019 10:11 PM (O1CTW)

32 Well, looks like Tommy Tuberville has gone full Rino. Hired Zuckerburg's pro-amnesty consultant for his campaign for the Alabama Senate seat.

Asshole.
Posted by: AlaBAMA

Anyone with less than a CR95 score should not be dog catching in Alabama

Posted by: Jean at August 19, 2019 10:11 PM (GVzpW)

33 Goes... Stupid autocucumber

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 19, 2019 10:12 PM (e6D33)

34 HOW.

Ya doin.

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren during recent visit to Jersey at August 19, 2019 10:12 PM (oS0xz)

35 I am very sorry for harm I have caused," Warren remarked during the event.

...to my election chances.

Posted by: t-bird at August 19, 2019 10:12 PM (CMq2e)

36 26 Love that top picture. I, too, would like to see Montana.

How was your day, Dear?
Posted by: ALH at August 19, 2019 10:09 PM (GaOgf)

I believe that is Utah. And good.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 19, 2019 10:12 PM (aA3+G)

37 Still can't get over that top picture. It's truly beautiful.

Posted by: ALH at August 19, 2019 10:13 PM (GaOgf)

38 It's like when Democrats say they're the true pro-lifers, because "we support welfare and stuff!" Something just doesn't compute here.

Its their unrestrained impulse to project their evil on to others, and wear other's virtue as their own.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 19, 2019 10:13 PM (lD3vL)

39 One of my kids said: If you can be trans and just decide what you are then how come you can't just decide to be a penguin?"

Hmmm, so instead of being a sovereign citizen, I can be a penguin, untaxed?

Posted by: Jean at August 19, 2019 10:13 PM (GVzpW)

40 There's no dip like sheep dip.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 19, 2019 10:13 PM (3H9h1)

41 hiya

Posted by: JT at August 19, 2019 10:13 PM (arJlL)

42 Miklos is back at the top of the sock puppet list and all is right with the world.

Posted by: DR.WTF at August 19, 2019 10:13 PM (aS1PU)

43 Not only is this woman, hot, hot, hot.

Damn. I just knew it was a trap.

Posted by: That irredeemable guy who always clicks... at August 19, 2019 10:14 PM (EgshT)

44 I believe that is Utah. And good.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 19, 2019 10:12 PM (aA3+G)

Oopsie

Posted by: ALH at August 19, 2019 10:14 PM (GaOgf)

45 I need to visit Monument Valley one of these days. Beautiful!

Posted by: Tonypete at August 19, 2019 10:14 PM (Y4EXg)

46 Question

Tommy Tuberville?

Posted by: rd at August 19, 2019 10:15 PM (EK+Pw)

47 One of my kids said: If you can be trans and just decide what you are then how come you can't just decide to be a penguin?"

Hmmm, so instead of being a sovereign citizen, I can be a penguin, untaxed?
Posted by: Jean at August 19, 2019 10:13 PM (GVzpW)


Sorry, Jerry Nadler already has the penguin franchise wrapped up.

Posted by: DR.WTF at August 19, 2019 10:15 PM (aS1PU)

48

Every time I see Liz Warren I get the urge to throw trash out my car window.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 19, 2019 10:15 PM (aKsyK)

49 > That is so very, very alternative fuelish that one might look at buying Greenland as Trump's much more sensible "New Green Deal."

There's a Viking dairy farm in Greenland that has recently been discovered as it emerges from the ice.

Which tells me that part of Greenland was a whole lot warmer in the Viking era, 'cuz dairy cows can't graze on ice.

Which tells me that the claim that the Earth is now warmer than it's been in forty 'leben jillion zillion years is a pile of hot stinking bullshit.

I mean, we KNOW that the Vikings abandoned their bases in Greenland because it suddenly got a lot colder there. There are actual written records of this.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 19, 2019 10:15 PM (b1Typ)

50 Liz Warren has learned a lot. Like the fact that she's been lying for several decades. She learned that!

Posted by: Chris M at August 19, 2019 10:15 PM (6XZdO)

51 >>Is John Brennan the mastermind of the Russian Hoax? And is he facing criminal charges?


Yes and yes.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 19, 2019 10:15 PM (ZLI7S)

52 I will live in Montana. And I will marry a round American woman and raise rabbits.

Posted by: Captain Vasili at August 19, 2019 10:15 PM (pUDQf)

53 I never expected Trump to take on PP and Chase them out of the TitleX trough.

Posted by: Jean at August 19, 2019 10:15 PM (GVzpW)

54 If we were to make a gift of Puerto Rico to Denmark, it would be rude not to accept it, right?

Posted by: t-bird at August 19, 2019 10:15 PM (Zo1XC)

55 So, Never-Trumpers all sing from the same hymnal - they are like minnows in a pond, swimming in unison from some leader, usual some commentator from CNN or Axios or Buzzfeed. The hardest crack pipe for them to put down is Trump, and by association, 50% of the country, are all liars who can't help but lie!

Yet, when challenged about some supposed Trumpian lie, whoopsie! - a lot more nuance is there! The latest is Driscoll, who alternately plays Never-Trumper or maybe is a Trumper! That depends entirely on what party he has that weekend. Now this week he's in the Never-Trumper camp - it's all lies - lying liars who lie - with aclarity! Zut alars! But challenged on that - the usual dissemination occurs that is just intellectually cringe-worthy. God, I hate this breed. I have more respect for the full on Never-Trumper,

Posted by: Boswell at August 19, 2019 10:16 PM (32YRo)

56 Fredo, Fredo, Fredo, Fredo, Fredo, Fredo. LOLGF'd

OMG! That's so racist!
This is why they have to start calling us white nationalists or white supremacists, or whatever, because they've trivialized the term "racist" to the point that it is meaningless.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 19, 2019 10:16 PM (+lVUW)

57 37 Still can't get over that top picture. It's truly beautiful.
Posted by: ALH at August 19, 2019 10:13 PM (GaOgf)

It's a picture of the East and West Mittens, in Monument Valley, AZ, near the Utah border. Been there.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 19, 2019 10:16 PM (V2Yro)

58 Ginger Baker liked to catch flies.

Posted by: pep at August 19, 2019 10:16 PM (T6t7i)

59 I never expected Trump to take on PP and Chase them out of the TitleX trough.
Posted by: Jean

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The Lord works in mysterious ways.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 19, 2019 10:16 PM (Y4EXg)

60 At least in Minneapolis, anyway. The city has banned the building of drive-thru windows in order to reduce emissions, noise and pedestrian accidents.

yeah right.

The city with the highest density of terrorists and terrorist sympathizers. It ain't about emissions, but I guess one could say that keeping suicide bombers away from those buildings could reduce noise and pedestrian "accidents".

Proactive they are.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 19, 2019 10:17 PM (lD3vL)

61 JS, wow.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 10:17 PM (PUmDY)

62 Not only is this woman, hot, hot, hot.

Damn. I just knew it was a trap.
Posted by: That irredeemable guy who always clicks... at August 19, 2019

****

Whew!
I knew I wouldn't have to wait long for someone the test the waters.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 19, 2019 10:17 PM (yhYmR)

63 I've been a landlord for 32 years. The biggest lesson I've learned is that all tenants are pigs. They live in filth, and they either don't notice it, or they don't care.

The reason they are tenants, and not owners, isn't because they're poor; it's because they are stupid. They have no concept of wealth accumulation. They live day to day, surviving on delivery pizza, wasting their money on frivolities, plastic crap, intoxicants and gambling, caring nothing about saving or building a future for themselves.

They don't know where wealth comes from, only that they resent those who've scrounged and worked for it.

Posted by: The Joy Of Life, By gp at August 19, 2019 10:17 PM (mk9aG)

64 > I mean, it seems to me that it would easily be possible to be a tranny AND a white supremacist, yes?


Case in point: Hermann Goering.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 19, 2019 10:17 PM (b1Typ)

65 The Crab in Warren's recipe is more authentically Native American than she ever was, is or will be.

How now crab chow?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 19, 2019 10:18 PM (QzJWU)

66 Ginger Baker liked to catch flies.
Posted by: pep at August 19, 2019 10:16 PM (T6t7i)

In his hair. Fooker looks truly stanky. Plus one of his sons has nothing nice to say about that crusty SOB.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Actually Irish at August 19, 2019 10:18 PM (P4R16)

67 Yay! The Monday ONT! Thanks, Mis Hum!

Love the photo of Monument Valley. It's quite the vista when you experience it in person. (Now back to read the content.)

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at August 19, 2019 10:18 PM (bHlGF)

68 Monument Valley is in UT. On Navajo res.

Posted by: Infidel at August 19, 2019 10:18 PM (BLFnH)

69 One of my kids said: If you can be trans and just decide what you are then how come you can't just decide to be a penguin?

Out of the mouths of babes. Does he/she live in AOC's district? Can you imagine losing to an eight-year-old?

Posted by: t-bird at August 19, 2019 10:19 PM (mhs6e)

70 Nadler is being primaried by another Democrat Socialist.

The Squad has a target on his back.

Posted by: ALH at August 19, 2019 10:19 PM (GaOgf)

71 re the sidebar piece about hand gestures...

What would be the 'Fredo' gesture? The wanking motion?

Posted by: davidt at August 19, 2019 10:19 PM (Ianah)

72 (from last thread) Beato: no idea what he's doing...he looks odd and is all jumpy like he's shaking his dick at a urinal, all the while saying everyone in the US is a huge racist. How Presidential is that? Good grief. "

Beato is really entering totally unexplored territory - I don't think *any* candidate for a major office has ever gone out, with a big budget, and *deliberately* destroy their chances to ever win any public office, ever!

Just look at what Beato has done in the last 2 weeks alone - first he came out for national gun registration and gun confiscation, well that kills him in Texas forever; then when the Houston paper asked him to please get serious and run against Cornyn for Senator, he said no, because "The Senate wasn't good enough for him." So, all in for President - except then he said he wasn't going to campaign in Iowa, since Iowa wasn't good enough for him, either.

and now today he comes out and says we should all admit that America was founded on racism, has always been racist, and is still racist today. And we should all be ashamed of America because of that. Now that is one heck of a Presidential Campaign Message.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 19, 2019 10:19 PM (V2Yro)

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57 Fredo, Fredo, Fredo, Fredo, Fredo, Fredo. LOLGF'd

OMG! That's so racist!
This is why they have to start calling us white nationalists or white supremacists, or whatever, because they've trivialized the term "racist" to the point that it is meaningless.
Posted by: nerdygirl at August 19, 2019 10:16 PM (+lVUW)


Italian snow tires.
Dago wop, wop, wop through the snow.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 19, 2019 10:19 PM (aA3+G)

74 Eventually Comey will flip on Brennan. Then the tears will start.

Posted by: Jean at August 19, 2019 10:20 PM (GVzpW)

75 For some reason that top picture reminds me of Red Dead Redemption 2.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 19, 2019 10:20 PM (pUDQf)

76 There is an interesting documentary on Ginger Baker.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 10:20 PM (PUmDY)

77 David Masciotra-providing a crash course on Projection. Well done, xir.

Posted by: Puddleglum, job huntin' at August 19, 2019 10:20 PM (Qt2ya)

78
Well, I introduced Miley to boiled okra tonight. She was skeptical of it, but once she tasted it, she liked it.

I didn't want to boil any store-bought okra, 'cause it's not as good as home grown when boiled. She loved deep-fried okra, and store bought is fine for that. My okra is going to come in soon, but not yet, but a neighbor had some and gave us a mess.

He guarantees his okra is "as tender as your mother-in-law."

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 19, 2019 10:20 PM (f1Vqw)

79 > The Crab in Warren's recipe is more authentically Native American than she ever was, is or will be.


When I heard about that, what I wanted to know was where the hell did Indians in Oklahoma get crabs? Serious answers?

(the funny answer would be "from Elizabeth Warren").

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 19, 2019 10:21 PM (b1Typ)

80 70 Nadler is being primaried by another Democrat Socialist.

The Squad has a target on his back.
Posted by: ALH at August 19, 2019 10:19 PM (GaOgf)


Big enough back.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 19, 2019 10:21 PM (aA3+G)

81 54 I never expected Trump to take on PP and Chase them out of the TitleX trough.
Posted by: Jean at August 19, 2019 10:15 PM (GVzpW)


Winning!!!

Posted by: ALH at August 19, 2019 10:21 PM (GaOgf)

82 Monument Valley is one of the coolest places on Earth. I love going out there

Posted by: Pete Seria at August 19, 2019 10:21 PM (7ZQe3)

83 >>JS, wow.

I've been saying this for well over a year.

Wait until the stunning revelation that Rosenstein actually helped derail this thing.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 19, 2019 10:21 PM (ZLI7S)

84 Without Trump....Our collection of .......Cucks would be standing before Don Lemon pointing raciest fingers at each other....hoping to get the nod from CNN.........Oh Lord, what a bunch of suck ups we were before Trump.

Posted by: DAWG at August 19, 2019 10:21 PM (lMn1U)

85 27 "I mean, it seems to me that it would easily be possible to be a tranny AND a white supremacist, yes?"

Theoretically, but how would anyone know under your hood & robe?

Posted by: Zaklog the Great at August 19, 2019 10:22 PM (bXjNn)

86 Did anyone else notice that Chickenpooper is now out of the D race?

Better question: does anyone actually care?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 19, 2019 10:22 PM (b1Typ)

87 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at August 19, 2019 10:23 PM (JFzNN)

88 At least in Minneapolis, anyway. The city has banned the building of drive-thru windows

That's going to be real popular in the winter when you just want to stay in your car.

Posted by: t-bird at August 19, 2019 10:23 PM (elfAG)

89 talian snow tires.
Dago wop, wop, wop through the snow.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 19, 2019 10:19 PM



I thought that was helicopters... The big propeller goes 'wop wop wop' and the little one goes 'guinea guinea guinea'!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 19, 2019 10:23 PM (wgV7k)

90 Time to troll you unctuous right-wingers and call you out for what you are: UNCTIOUS!!!!!!

Posted by: WaterCow at August 19, 2019 10:23 PM (jh17W)

91 > I never expected Trump to take on PP and Chase them out of the TitleX trough.

They're running a lot of ads on the local classical music station about how mean Big Meanie Trump has been to them, and how poor people won't be able to get "health care" if something isn't done about Big Meanie Trump.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 19, 2019 10:23 PM (b1Typ)

92 Which tells me that the claim that the Earth is now warmer than it's been in forty 'leben jillion zillion years is a pile of hot stinking bullshit.

Everyone knows that "Climate Change", like "Gun Control", "Peak Oil", "Student Load Crisis", "Comprehensive Immigration", "Vegetarianism" are all Mac Guffins.

They really don't care about any of that at all for themselves, its merely a way to start the conversation on how you should surrender your life, liberty and property to them.

For an exercise, whenever they pitch their new reason to control every aspect of your life, ask them what you get in exchange.

Clearly, everything they touch is destroyed. When they get all exercised about controlling Home Schoolers because of some lame "social interaction" charge or similar BS, ask them what you get in exchange. The best schools in Baltimore, Detroit and a myriad of other Leftist control government schools are worse than the worst Home School student.

It is never about education and being prepared for a competitive world, it is always about total control and domination.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 19, 2019 10:24 PM (lD3vL)

93 I denounce myself.

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 19, 2019 10:24 PM (wgV7k)

94 "Beato: no idea what he's doing...he looks odd and is all jumpy like he's shaking his dick at a urinal"

My wife is convinced he's shooting lines on hookers butts...but he looks more like a deadbeat on withdraw.

Posted by: Boswell at August 19, 2019 10:24 PM (32YRo)

95 It's a picture of the East and West Mittens....
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 19, 2019 10:16 PM (V2Yro)

Anyone else read that and think, "Wait, those are rocks! They are way more animated than Mitt Romney!!"

Posted by: tbodie at August 19, 2019 10:24 PM (wf5ik)

96 I wonder if AOC felt rejected that Tlaib and Omar held a press conference without her.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at August 19, 2019 10:24 PM (II6Oo)

97 69 Monument Valley is in UT. On Navajo res.
Posted by: Infidel at August 19, 2019 10:18 PM (BLFnH)

Monument Valley is on the Navajo Reservation, but most of that Rez is in Arizona, and the rest of it is in New Mexico. okay, there's a little bit of it in Utah.

The reason they gave it to the Navajo is because it's beautiful but almost impossible to live on. Very little water, even less farmland.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 19, 2019 10:24 PM (V2Yro)

98 Ooh! Wash this.

Posted by: Dom DeLuise at August 19, 2019 10:24 PM (oS0xz)

99 Eventually Comey will flip on Brennan. Then the tears will start.
Posted by: Jean at August 19, 2019 10:20 PM (GVzpW)

No he won't.

No tears.

Nothing will come of this. Just an endless stream of "we have you now" reports that will meander around for a while, only to die, like the fizz in a glass of Dr. Pepper.

I am Shit Fucking Tired of All of This!

*waves arms around madly*

Nothing! Will! Happen!

*time to don the UFC gloves*

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Actually Irish at August 19, 2019 10:25 PM (P4R16)

100 Binary Intersectional Tyrannical Cis-Hetero Slave Lord Anti-woke Patriarchy (BITCHSLAP)

Posted by: SMOD at August 19, 2019 10:25 PM (e8kgV)

101 and now today he comes out and says we should all admit that America was founded on racism, has always been racist, and is still racist today. And we should all be ashamed of America because of that. Now that is one heck of a Presidential Campaign Message.
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 19, 2019 10:19 PM (V2Yro


So the DNC has basically convinced all candidates that the only way to win is to run on a platform of calling everyone racist. It's an amazing strategy.

I wonder if many of these candidates are being hamstrung by 'woke' campaign advisors who don't know how to win anything. Maybe they see the AoC campaign and think the way to the YA vote is to out-woke the next guy.

Either way, I think it turns off all conservatives and at least half the indies. Trump pulls a small percentage of black and Latino votes and it's a landslide.

At least that's my prayer.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 19, 2019 10:25 PM (pUDQf)

102 Monument Valley is one of the coolest places on Earth. I love going out there

And there's a little place at a park station, iirc, where you can reserve a spot and put up a tent for the night with a spectacular unblocked view. Very nice sunset.

Posted by: t-bird at August 19, 2019 10:25 PM (n/eZB)

103 Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [170 names] 'Miklos, but what do I know' [23.87 unique names/day]


Wtf

Posted by: Ha at August 19, 2019 10:25 PM (MAstk)

104
Did anyone else notice that Chickenpooper is now out of the D race?



Better question: does anyone actually care?





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia



Schrodinger's Candidate: maybe he's in, maybe he's out, but nobody cares enough to open the box and find out.

Posted by: pep at August 19, 2019 10:25 PM (T6t7i)

105 > Theoretically, but how would anyone know under your hood & robe?

The shoes, I'd reckon.

Steel-toed boots: probably not (unless you're also a "lesbian", like that Canadian whackjob)

Platform stripper boots: yeah, probably.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 19, 2019 10:25 PM (b1Typ)

106 Thanks for the ONT.

The roadway solar thing looks a lot like cobblestones, and I imaging sounds a bit like them when driven on.

Why exactly would you do that? Already occupied space that could serve another purpose? Both power generation and transport in one?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 19, 2019 10:26 PM (gmtFW)

107 He guarantees his okra is "as tender as your mother-in-law."
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 19, 2019 10:20 PM (f1Vqw)

****
Miley.
Run.
Run now. Be like the wind.

Okra is proof the devil is real and wants us to live in torment and slimy goo.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 19, 2019 10:26 PM (yhYmR)

108 *waves arms around madly*

Nothing! Will! Happen!

Cue the "Nothing will happen!" guy - tell the "So it begins, guy" to sit down...

Posted by: Boswell at August 19, 2019 10:26 PM (32YRo)

109 Fredo, Fredo, Fredo, Fredo, Fredo, Fredo.

Hey! Wop's happening?

Nothing much, hows your Dago?

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 19, 2019 10:27 PM (lD3vL)

110 OK Horde, recommendation time. I'm replacing my pickup.

Do I go with the Tacoma or the 4Runner?

Posted by: Bert G at August 19, 2019 10:27 PM (OMsf+)

111 Republican Rep. (Peter)"Cuck" King (N.Y.) on Monday signed on to the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019, becoming the first GOP House member to co-sponsor the legislation backed by 200 Democrats

Cicilline, a vice chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, praised King for signing on to the legislation.

"Cuck" King has sponsored a number of gun control proposals in the past and the GOP congressman has an "F" rating from the National Rifle Association.

Posted by: BetaCuck4Life at August 19, 2019 10:27 PM (9BmSv)

112 Glen Campbell is a heck of a guitar player. He could play The William Tell Overture holding the guitar behind his head.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 19, 2019 10:28 PM (uL22A)

113 Never buy a rental property with a fenced-in yard. As soon as tenants realize they have a fenced yard, they will start begging you to let them have a dog (meaning: multiple dogs,) even though they agreed not to have a dog when they rented the place.

If you yield to them, guess who has to scoop the poop, before mowing the lawn? (You can't let them mow, because they won't maintain the mower, and will run it dry of oil.) They'll chain a pitbull in the middle of the yard, and then promptly forget they own a pet, and never play with it, and after a few months, it will disappear, who knows where.

Posted by: The Joy Of Life, By gp at August 19, 2019 10:28 PM (mk9aG)

114 Did anyone else notice that Chickenpooper is now out of the D race?

Better question: does anyone actually care?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

Did he quit? Or is only contemplating a Senate run - I guess either way, he's chicken poop...

Posted by: Boswell at August 19, 2019 10:28 PM (32YRo)

115 93 I denounce myself.
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 19, 2019 10:24 PM (wgV7k)

I don't think you should.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 19, 2019 10:29 PM (aA3+G)

116 Do I go with the Tacoma or the 4Runner?
Posted by: Bert G

----

How will you use the truck?

Posted by: Tonypete at August 19, 2019 10:29 PM (Y4EXg)

117 Bert G.
I have a Tacoma. A great rig. But I admit I'm looking at Rams now.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 19, 2019 10:29 PM (yhYmR)

118 Reposting here for the slightly different crowd.

I just saw Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Definitely in the top half of
Tarantino movies (which is saying a lot) and best he's done in a while.
Wife and I both loved it. I'm glad I managed to not read anything about
it until I saw it. Tremendous.

Posted by: ... at August 19, 2019 10:29 PM (uEbPt)

119 The Squad has a target on his back.


They'll be sorry. I have a DONAR AGM in my pants.

Posted by: Jerry "Comedy Gold" Nadless at August 19, 2019 10:29 PM (EgshT)

120 Love Sunshine of Your Love. Great bass line.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 19, 2019 10:29 PM (EZebt)

121 Yeah, the judiciary committee is coming back from break early to begin the assault weapon ban bill. Which is rumored to be large cap magazines, AR-15 models and a red flag law.

Fun times.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 19, 2019 10:29 PM (pUDQf)

122 > Glen Campbell is a heck of a guitar player.

Wasn't he in the Wrecking Crew for a long time before he became famous in his own right?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 19, 2019 10:29 PM (b1Typ)

123 Glen Campbell is a heck of a guitar player. He could play The William Tell Overture holding the guitar behind his head.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 19, 2019 10:28 PM (uL22A)

I heard he has dementia. Is he still alive?

Posted by: ALH at August 19, 2019 10:29 PM (GaOgf)

124 The Where are the indictments guy watches closely.

Posted by: Quilp at August 19, 2019 10:30 PM (Bf3hj)

125 The first time I heard the word 'wop' I was 8 yrs. old. My much older cousin told me a joke and the punchline centered around 'wop'. I just looked at him puzzled, thinking he said 'wasp'.

Posted by: kallisto at August 19, 2019 10:30 PM (v2uEC)

126 (to the tune of "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald")

The legend lives on
From the Cherokee on down
Of the big fake they call
Lizzie Warren

Old Lizzie they said
Never gave up her cred
When the checks from old Harvard
Were rollin'

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 19, 2019 10:30 PM (S6Pax)

127 Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Actually Irish at August 19, 2019 10:25 PM (P4R16)


I'm afraid you are right.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 19, 2019 10:31 PM (aA3+G)

128 > Did he quit? Or is only contemplating a Senate run - I guess either way, he's chicken poop...

He's definitely out of the presidential race. One story I'm seeing says he's "mulling" a Senate run in 2020.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 19, 2019 10:31 PM (b1Typ)

129 92 Which tells me that the claim that the Earth is now warmer than it's been in forty 'leben jillion zillion years is a pile of hot stinking bullshit. "

When considering the claims of "Rising Sea Levels!!!" it's enlightening to look at places like Pevensey Castle, on the southern coast of England. It was originally one of the Roman Saxon Forts, a series of late Roman coastal fortifications. It overlooked a harbor where a significant Roman fleet was based at the time, to protect shipping in the channel.

Those old remains are now two miles away from the sea, and the old harbor is now all farmland, comfortably above modern sea level. And it's far from the only old Roman era coastal construction that is now found far inland from modern coasts. Ephesus is similar.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 19, 2019 10:31 PM (V2Yro)

130 "I really believe that some of these politicians don't actually believe in public schools."

Starting with Barack Obama, of course.

Hey - you really didn't expect Saint Barack to send his kids to Chicago or DC public schools, do you?

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 19, 2019 10:31 PM (I2/tG)

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 19, 2019 10:31 PM (I2/tG)

132 > I heard he has dementia. Is he still alive?

He passed a couple of years ago.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 19, 2019 10:32 PM (b1Typ)

133 Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 19, 2019 10:31 PM (I2/tG)

That was >>><<<<<So close...

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 19, 2019 10:32 PM (aA3+G)

134 Oh my goodness, such a sweet ONT - Thanks, MisHum.

And thanks esp for the GC vid - such an amazing talent.

Posted by: ibguy at August 19, 2019 10:32 PM (EHVbt)

135 Glen Campbell died just a little over 2 years ago.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 19, 2019 10:32 PM (V2Yro)

136
and now today he comes out and says we should all admit that America was founded on racism, has always been racist, and is still racist today. And we should all be ashamed of America because of that. Now that is one heck of a Presidential Campaign Message.
Posted by: Tom Servo


That's the 1619 Plan from The New York Times.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 19, 2019 10:32 PM (aKsyK)

137 The roadway solar thing looks a lot like cobblestones, and I imaging sounds a bit like them when driven on.



Why exactly would you do that? Already occupied space that could
serve another purpose? Both power generation and transport in one?



Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop


Just spitballing here, but wouldn't it be better to build a deck over the road and cover that with solar panels, so, you know, there weren't cars driving on them.

Posted by: pep at August 19, 2019 10:32 PM (T6t7i)

138
No he won't.

No tears.

Nothing will come of this. Just an endless stream of "we have you now" reports that will meander around for a while, only to die, like the fizz in a glass of Dr. Pepper.

I am Shit Fucking Tired of All of This!

*waves arms around madly*

Nothing! Will! Happen!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Actually Irish

======

#TwoWeeks

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 19, 2019 10:33 PM (13CQC)

139 Has anyone see the Raconteurs?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 10:33 PM (PUmDY)

140 That was >>>

I live with danger!

Life on the edge!

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 19, 2019 10:33 PM (I2/tG)

141 Test

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 19, 2019 10:33 PM (I2/tG)

142 At least in Minneapolis, anyway. The city has banned the building of
drive-thru windows in order to reduce emissions, noise and pedestrian
accidents. They specifically state vehicle emissions will be reduced,
but no doubt human flatulence inside cars will also fall given this new
ruling. Either way, this could be the first roll of the snowball that
could see drive-thrus being a thing of the past.


The JiffyBurger chain should install one of those carwash conveyors for the window.

"please pull forward, put vehicle in neutral and switch off your engine"

Posted by: Kindltot at August 19, 2019 10:33 PM (q2o38)

143 134 Oh my goodness, such a sweet ONT - Thanks, MisHum.

And thanks esp for the GC vid - such an amazing talent.
Posted by: ibguy at August 19, 2019 10:32 PM (EHVbt)


You're welcome.

Sweet?
I must be losing my edge.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 19, 2019 10:33 PM (aA3+G)

144 ...Do I go with the Tacoma or the 4Runner?
Posted by: Bert G



Go with the Lexus GX. It's a gussied-up 4Runner, takes all the same skid-plates, snorkel and other adds & upgrades.

But now you can justify carrying a wee jar of Grey Poupon in the glove box as you oh so genteel-ly traipse across the muddied plains.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 19, 2019 10:34 PM (QzJWU)

145 Test
Posted by: The ARC

---

You pass!

Posted by: Tonypete at August 19, 2019 10:34 PM (Y4EXg)

146 How will you use the truck?


Same as I do the Silverado I have now: commuting, light hauling, occasional light towing, deer carcass in the back from time to time.

Posted by: Bert G at August 19, 2019 10:34 PM (OMsf+)

147 Hey Dr. T, if you're still here, I got a question for you: what do you know about the Thompson Center for Autism at Mizzou?

Posted by: Secret Square at August 19, 2019 10:34 PM (9WuX0)

148 Test
Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 19, 2019 10:33 PM (I2/tG)


Life on the edge, indeed.

Posted by: DR.WTF at August 19, 2019 10:34 PM (aS1PU)

149 Just spitballing here, but wouldn't it be better to build a deck over the road and cover that with solar panels, so, you know, there weren't cars driving on them.
Posted by: pep at August 19, 2019 10:32 PM (T6t7i)

Then we shall drive in the shade.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 19, 2019 10:34 PM (gmtFW)

150 Go with the Lexus GX.


Eh, I wouldn't feel right in a Lexus.

Posted by: Bert G at August 19, 2019 10:35 PM (OMsf+)

151 I'm looking at Rams now.

Same here.

Posted by: Achmed at August 19, 2019 10:35 PM (EgshT)

152 Nothing will come of this. Just an endless stream of "we have you now" reports that will meander around for a while, only to die, like the fizz in a glass of Dr. Pepper. I

..


IKWYM

Posted by: Maddow at August 19, 2019 10:35 PM (MAstk)

153 Glen Campbell... Did we ever conclusively decide if the 'Wichita Lineman' was from the electric, telephone, or cable company?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 19, 2019 10:35 PM (wgV7k)

154 Having a hard time wrapping my brain around the idea that Ginger Baker is 80 years old.

Posted by: cfo mom at August 19, 2019 10:35 PM (RfzVr)

155 Republican Rep. (Peter)"Cuck" King (N.Y.) on Monday signed on to the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019, becoming the first GOP House member to co-sponsor the legislation backed by 200 Democrats

And what did gun owners get in trade for this splendid opportunity to unilaterally lose our rights, life, liberty and property?

This is why we can't have GOP represent our interests because they don't, they act like battered wives.

"I'm so sorry that my face broke the bones in your fist, please use this baseball bat next time"

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 19, 2019 10:35 PM (lD3vL)

156 4Runner. Totally over engineered vehicle that will run forever with very little maintenance. I used to have one. Loved it but didn't need the brute strength any more. Wound up with a Rav4.

I swear the 4Runner could climb a tree if you could get two wheels on it

Posted by: Pete Seria at August 19, 2019 10:35 PM (7ZQe3)

157 Sweet?
I must be losing my edge.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 19, 2019 10:33 PM (aA3+G


Hard to be Misanthropic and Sweet at the same time.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 19, 2019 10:35 PM (pUDQf)

158 Glen Campbell is a heck of a guitar player. He could play The William Tell Overture holding the guitar behind his head.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 19, 2019 10:28 PM (uL22A)




He did a lot of studio work too, shit you would never expect. I only know this because my father was a 1950's rockabilly type guitar player and drilled into my head useless shit I would never need. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 19, 2019 10:35 PM (9Om/r)

159 > Just spitballing here, but wouldn't it be better to build a deck over the road and cover that with solar panels, so, you know, there weren't cars driving on them.

But then the ChiComs couldn't sell them new solar cells every few years.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 19, 2019 10:36 PM (b1Typ)

160 Didn't the boys from Top Gear (the correct version - we don't talk about the 'new' cast) take a 4 Runner up a volcano?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 19, 2019 10:37 PM (pUDQf)

161 123 Glen Campbell is a heck of a guitar player. He could play The William Tell Overture holding the guitar behind his head.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 19, 2019 10:28 PM (uL22A)

I heard he has dementia. Is he still alive?
Posted by: ALH



He died a few months ago.

Posted by: Puddleglum, job huntin' at August 19, 2019 10:37 PM (Qt2ya)

162 > Having a hard time wrapping my brain around the idea that Ginger Baker is 80 years old.

Funny, but not entirely fair:

Why is Ginger Baker like McDonalds coffee?

They both suck without cream.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 19, 2019 10:37 PM (b1Typ)

163 If you yield to them, guess who has to scoop the poop, before mowing the lawn? (You can't let them mow, because they won't maintain the mower, and will run it dry of oil.) They'll chain a pitbull in the middle of the yard, and then promptly forget they own a pet, and never play with it, and after a few months, it will disappear, who knows where.
Posted by: The Joy Of Life, By gp at August 19, 2019 10:28 PM (mk9aG)

I have a couple houses, and expect the tenants to maintain it, and they do. They buy their own mower, or they hire a service. If they don't mow it, then you have a clause in the lease saying that if they don't mow it, you can send the mexicans in to mow it and they have to pay that bill plus 10% to you. I haven't had to worry about it. (multifamily of course you just hire a service to do it)

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 19, 2019 10:37 PM (V2Yro)

164 Can't be the cable company. No such entity when that song came out.

Posted by: cfo mom at August 19, 2019 10:37 PM (RfzVr)

165 Glen Campbell... Did we ever conclusively decide if the 'Wichita Lineman' was from the electric, telephone, or cable company?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 19, 2019 10:35 PM (wgV7k)


I'm thinking electric. Mostly because it was way before cable, and he mentions needing a vacation but it don't look like rain. Kinda sounds electrical.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 19, 2019 10:38 PM (9Om/r)

166 Glenn Cambpell died in 2017. Hadn't realized it had been that long.

Posted by: Puddleglum, job huntin' at August 19, 2019 10:38 PM (Qt2ya)

167 Monument Valley is amazing. There's a hotel there on the Rez. It's freaking amazing. They showed old John Wayne films on the side of the hotel. I had a 100 degree unobstructed view of the valley.

I want to take Insom there.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 19, 2019 10:38 PM (PkVlr)

168 and now today he comes out and says we should all admit that America was founded on racism, has always been racist, and is still racist today. And we should all be ashamed of America because of that. Now that is one heck of a Presidential Campaign Message.

OK, America was founded on racism.

Feel better?

Now go get lost before I chain you up in the field and horse whip you for fun.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 19, 2019 10:38 PM (lD3vL)

169 How come the press never asks Bernie Sanders if Medicare for all includes him?

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 19, 2019 10:39 PM (Rz2Nc)

170 Glen Campbell... Did we ever conclusively decide if the 'Wichita Lineman' was from the electric, telephone, or cable company?
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto

it was the telephone company.

I heard that song for the first time in years a couple of years ago, and felt really melancholy and sad, knowing that Glen was dying from Alzheimer's at the time (now dead).

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 19, 2019 10:39 PM (S6Pax)

171 I do love me some Glen Campbell.

On another topic: I just finished Crisis In The Red Zone by Douglas Preston. I've come to the conclusion that Doctors Without Borders can go fuck themselves. They are constipated swamp dwellers of medicine. Paralyzed by their own sense of justice that they let a good doctor die from Ebola when they had ZMAPP in their hands and couldn't pull the trigger to administer the drug.

I hope they have fucking nightmares for the rest of their lives.

Posted by: mpfs, Waiter, I'll have the Juan de Fuca Plate at August 19, 2019 10:39 PM (a91TY)

172 OK Horde, recommendation time. I'm replacing my pickup.

Do I go with the Tacoma or the 4Runner?
Posted by: Bert G at August 19, 2019 10:27 PM (OMsf+)
* * * *

I had a 4Runner for 12 years. Loved it. The 4Runner is on the Tacoma chassis, so go with the Tacoma if you need a bed, otherwise the 4Runner is nice. Just don't plan to tow anything of size with either one.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at August 19, 2019 10:39 PM (bHlGF)

173 Do I go with the Tacoma or the 4Runner?
Posted by: Bert G at August 19, 2019 10:27 PM (OMsf+)

I love my Nissan Frontier (2013). Needs new tires, but it's a great rig. The payload is rated at 1500 lbs, but I hauled a full pallet of wood flooring home in it. the forklift operator said it weighed in at just short of a ton.

It was also a lot cheaper than the Tacoma (which I've always had my eye on). But part of that might have been that mine is six-speed manual with hand-crank windows and no high-end electronics in the dash. It's a dinosaur truck made for a dinosaur like me. Salesman could not wait to unload it.

Got 47000 miles on it, just getting broke in.

I love that thing. Gonna keep it till I die.

her name is Janey.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Actually Irish at August 19, 2019 10:39 PM (P4R16)

174 Campbell joined the Choir Invisibile on 08 AUG 17...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 19, 2019 10:39 PM (wgV7k)

175 Same as I do the Silverado I have now: commuting, light hauling, occasional light towing, deer carcass in the back from time to time.
Posted by: Bert G

----

If it was me, I'd go the Tacoma route - I usually go pretty spare with the add ons and customizing packages. You can get as crazy as you can afford as you know.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 19, 2019 10:40 PM (Y4EXg)

176
He did a lot of studio work too, shit you would never expect. I only know this because my father was a 1950's rockabilly type guitar player and drilled into my head useless shit I would never need. lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 19, 2019 10:35 PM (9Om/r)

Never need? Or never use?
There is a difference

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 19, 2019 10:40 PM (aA3+G)

177 America was founded on Liberty and God.

Anyone says any different can go frak a fence knothole.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 19, 2019 10:40 PM (pUDQf)

178 Glen Campbell... Did we ever conclusively decide if the 'Wichita Lineman' was from the electric, telephone, or cable company?

Electric. "Searching in the sun for another overload". Once upon a long time ago I was telco tech and I never searched for an overload.

Posted by: Bert G at August 19, 2019 10:40 PM (OMsf+)

179 I denounce myself.
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 19, 2019 10:24 PM (wgV7k)
* * * *

It's a joke! No need to denounce. Or am I missing something?

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at August 19, 2019 10:40 PM (bHlGF)

180 the snoozing man did not hear her at the front door. He also did not respond to series of text messages sent by Russell.

I think "the snoozing man" had sobered up.

Posted by: t-bird at August 19, 2019 10:41 PM (asM0l)

181 > Glen Campbell... Did we ever conclusively decide if the 'Wichita Lineman' was from the electric, telephone, or cable company?

Lyrics say that he's "searching for an overload" which would indicate electric.

But they also say he can hear (presumably) the woman "singing in the wires" which would indicate telephone.

I don't think cable was really a thing at the time he wrote the song. Certainly not in Wichita.

Also, since when do "counties" own electric utilities?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 19, 2019 10:41 PM (b1Typ)

182
Okra is the food of the goods. Served regularly on Mt. Olympus.

The slime, the snot, is what makes it good. Okra is the secret to gumbos and soups.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 19, 2019 10:41 PM (NMAzL)

183 The ironic thing is that the cousin who told me the joke was born in Italy. Then in 8th grade I had a loser boyfriend who teased me by calling me 'guinea wop'. Now 'wop' I had heard, but 'guinea' was brand new. He got on my nerves in other ways, so one day I dropped him COLD. His tears were delicious! He stalked me for two years, but this guinea wop had bigger fish to fry.

Posted by: kallisto at August 19, 2019 10:41 PM (v2uEC)

184 Glenn Campbell died of Alzheimer's. At the time he passed close friends said the last thing he lost was the ability to play guitar.

Posted by: nearsighted cyclops now rocking the monocle at August 19, 2019 10:42 PM (xV6Pj)

185 Okra is troll boogers.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 19, 2019 10:42 PM (pUDQf)

186
I'm watching vid of Ilhan Omar speaking to the press today about her non-trip to Israel.

I'm 100% sure she will have her office as long as she wants it. It's a travesty that she isn't being investigated for her numerous dubious acts -- probable felonies.

Fuck Barr and the burro he rode in on for letting these elite criminals walk all over American law. The reason they get away with it is obvious.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 19, 2019 10:42 PM (13CQC)

187 More tidbits from Mindhunters: The lezzie lovers play the exact same mindgames on each other, that hetero women play on their male lovers. So now I know women indulge in their annoying headtrips, not necessarily because they hate men, but only because they just can't help themselves. It's chromosomal. The More You Know!

The FBI guy with the Demon Seed Son really needs to strangle the kid, and make it look like the Atlanta guy did it. It would save lives in the long run.

Posted by: gp at August 19, 2019 10:42 PM (mk9aG)

188 America was founded on Liberty and God.

Tell these idiots that the Ten Commandments, written not just once, but twice by the finger of the Almighty Creator God, says "Thou Shalt Not Covet the neighbor's male servant or female servant."

God says we can have slaves and you losers are sinning when you have a problem with that.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 19, 2019 10:42 PM (lD3vL)

189 Miley.

Run.

Run now. Be like the wind.



Okra is proof the devil is real and wants us to live in torment and slimy goo.



Posted by: Diogenes at August 19, 2019 10:26 PM (yhYmR)

I have met the enemy and devoured him.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 19, 2019 10:42 PM (NMAzL)

190 Never need? Or never use?

There is a difference

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 19, 2019 10:40 PM (aA3+G)


Well, since I became a metal guitar player, dad telling me about glen cambell probably belongs in the "never need" file. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 19, 2019 10:42 PM (9Om/r)

191 >> Run now. Be like the wind.

It's too late for her now. The okra virus has fully assimilated her brain, now.

She's one of us now.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 19, 2019 10:43 PM (NMAzL)

192 I heard that song for the first time in years a couple of years ago, and felt really melancholy and sad, knowing that Glen was dying from Alzheimer's at the time (now dead).
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 19, 2019 10:39 PM (S6Pax)

One of the best parts of that song is how the repeating note at the end of each verse sounds like morse code popping across a telegraph line. The music matches the lyrics beautifully.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 19, 2019 10:43 PM (V2Yro)

193 Holy smokes.

The Salon article is special.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 19, 2019 10:43 PM (5aX2M)

194 185
Okra is troll boogers.


Troll bogies, you muggle.

Posted by: H. Potter at August 19, 2019 10:43 PM (T6t7i)

195 "I'm watching vid of Ilhan Omar speaking to the press today about her non-trip to Israel." Saw her in a full profile photo for the first time today, with her forward-jutting teeth. Yikes!

Posted by: gp at August 19, 2019 10:43 PM (mk9aG)

196 112 Glen Campbell is a heck of a guitar player. He could play The William Tell Overture holding the guitar behind his head.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 19, 2019 10:28 PM (uL22A)

There's a YouTube video out there (too tired to find it) of he and Roy Clark playing an instrumental version of "Ghost Riders on the Range" and it's bloody awesome.

Posted by: joncelli tries Windows 10 at August 19, 2019 10:44 PM (1FhAQ)

197 I fell off the sock list.

I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing.

Posted by: Surfperch, a Fish doesn't need socks at August 19, 2019 10:44 PM (tVQUs)

198 > He did a lot of studio work too, shit you would never expect.

He was part of The Wrecking Crew group of studio musicians for several years, and yeah, those guys played on EVERYTHING.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 19, 2019 10:44 PM (b1Typ)

199
Glen Campbell... Did we ever conclusively decide if the 'Wichita Lineman' was from the electric, telephone, or cable company?
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto


Football player

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 19, 2019 10:44 PM (aKsyK)

200 The 4Runner is on the Tacoma chassis, so go with the Tacoma if you need a bed, otherwise the 4Runner is nice.


I'm really leaning to the 4Runner right now. I really don't utilize the bed that much, tow rarely (and nothing really heavy then) and the interior space, which I do utilize, is the factor. That and the marginally better gas mileage.

Posted by: Bert G at August 19, 2019 10:44 PM (OMsf+)

201 I have never seen a gov't owned electric utility. Water and sanitation (trash pick up) is all I have seen.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 10:44 PM (PUmDY)

202 Mis Hum, the way I heard it is

dago thru ice,
dago thru snow,
dago thru mud,
and when they go flat, dago wop, wop, wop.

Posted by: cfo mom at August 19, 2019 10:45 PM (RfzVr)

203 What a beautiful picture of Monument Vally.

Thank you, Misanthropic Humanitarian.

And I have friends that would put up that picture if I gave them a chance. Male bonding -- now with 4 x 4s.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 19, 2019 10:45 PM (u82oZ)

204
Also, since when do "counties" own electric utilities?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 19, 2019 10:41 PM (b1Typ


In our state many municipalities own their own utilities.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 19, 2019 10:45 PM (aA3+G)

205 Y'all stop dissing okra! I love fried okra!

I also enjoy "running through the okra patch".

Posted by: Bert G at August 19, 2019 10:46 PM (OMsf+)

206 204, electric?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 10:46 PM (PUmDY)

207 America was founded on Liberty and God. ....

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 19, 2019 10:40 PM (pUDQf)

Well, yes. But we cannot actually say that.
- Demonrats

Posted by: tbodie at August 19, 2019 10:46 PM (wf5ik)

208 go,

Did watch all of Mindhunter season 2. That boy is a bad seed.

Old Yeller time or he'll be visiting him in Vacaville.

Posted by: mpfs, Waiter, I'll have the Juan de Fuca Plate at August 19, 2019 10:46 PM (a91TY)

209 Glenn Campbell died of Alzheimer's. At the time he
passed close friends said the last thing he lost was the ability to play
guitar.

Posted by: nearsighted cyclops now rocking the monocle at August 19, 2019 10:42 PM (xV6Pj)


Damn, so frigging cruel. I see what my father goes through. He has bad rheumatoid arthritis and its slowing robbing him of his guitar ability. His fingers don't work like they used to. Its almost heartbreaking to watch. Its the one thing he really liked to do. He still tries like hell, but I can see it slipping away.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 19, 2019 10:47 PM (9Om/r)

210 I admit I was not a big fan of Glen Campbell, but that was mostly because I heard mostly his popular stuff.

Fooker could play. I binge watched on yoo toobz an hour or so of him playing his guitar. Holy shit. I had no idea.

Jim Stafford too. Another pleasant surprise.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Actually Irish at August 19, 2019 10:47 PM (P4R16)

211 It wasn't until college that I heard the pejorative 'greaseball'. In Philly, people who are 2nd generation and further back call Italian immigrants 'greaseball'. It's one of those intramural ethnic prejudicial things. But never ever did I hear 'Fredo' as a slur. AYFKM

Posted by: kallisto at August 19, 2019 10:47 PM (v2uEC)

212 I have never seen a gov't owned electric utility. Water and sanitation (trash pick up) is all I have seen.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie

There used to be a city government owned electric utility in Cleveland, called Muny Light (Municipal Light).

The town I lived in has an electric company, but it's only wires and transformers. They buy electricity at a discount rate from AEP, and keep the electric rates fairly low.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 19, 2019 10:48 PM (S6Pax)

213 Atlanta used to have City owned gas, but it was deregulated and farmed out to private providers.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 10:48 PM (PUmDY)

214 Glen Campbell was a manner of The Wrecking Crew, toured with The Beach Boys in late '64 - early '65 as Brian's replacement, and was a session guitarist on Pet Sounds. As others noted, he passed away in 2017.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 19, 2019 10:48 PM (uL22A)

215 206 204, electric?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 10:46 PM (PUmDY)

Quick check - even today, Oklahoma has 63 separate municipally owned electric utilities, all in rural areas.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 19, 2019 10:49 PM (V2Yro)

216 Posted by: cfo mom at August 19, 2019 10:45 PM (RfzVr)


Of course your memory is better than mine

Thanks cfo mom

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 19, 2019 10:49 PM (aA3+G)

217 Racist!

What argument can't it win?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 19, 2019 10:49 PM (pUDQf)

218 dago thru ice,
dago thru snow,
dago thru mud,
and when they go flat, dago wop, wop, wop.
Posted by: cfo mom


French tires just go down on you.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 19, 2019 10:49 PM (S6Pax)

219 211 It wasn't until college that I heard the pejorative 'greaseball'. In Philly, people who are 2nd generation and further back call Italian immigrants 'greaseball'. It's one of those intramural ethnic prejudicial things. But never ever did I hear 'Fredo' as a slur. AYFKM
Posted by: kallisto at August 19, 2019 10:47 PM (v2uEC)

I thought that was just the guys with the greased back hair, who incidentally often were Italian, sure.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 19, 2019 10:49 PM (gmtFW)

220 > In our state many municipalities own their own utilities.

Municipalities, sure. Rural electrical cooperatives, sure. Ordinary for-profit companies, sure. But I've never heard of a county owning one.

Maybe they do things a different way in Kansas.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 19, 2019 10:49 PM (b1Typ)

221 "you have a clause in the lease"

No lease. That gives me the legal right to kick them out in 30 days, no reason needed. I live in a sh!thole city, and I charge a sh!thole rent, so there's no money left to share with prop managers and landscapers.

It takes the entire rent to keep a 114-year-old building standing. I live in the same building, so I keep on top of them. If I knew what I was getting into in 1987, I would not have become a landlord.

The only person hated more than a landlord is a money-lender. You try to do right by people, and you earn nothing but contempt.

Posted by: gp at August 19, 2019 10:49 PM (mk9aG)

222 There are a few municipalities in Newyorkistan that have their own electric grids...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 19, 2019 10:50 PM (wgV7k)

223 I worked with some Danish officers in Kosovo on a NATO mission not too long ago. They did not look kindly upon Greenland. The perception is that Greenlanders are kind of a combination of the worst redneck and native American stereotypes put together. That, and they are very poor, so are a drain on the productive members of Denmark proper.

It's incredibly rude and offensive, so it's not supposed to be said, but if someone is really intoxicated, they say the person is "as drunk as a Greenlander"

Posted by: Grimaldi at August 19, 2019 10:50 PM (vYDc9)

224 The proper order of preference for preparing okra:
Fried
Pickled
Boiled

Posted by: tbodie at August 19, 2019 10:50 PM (wf5ik)

225 205 Y'all stop dissing okra! I love fried okra!

I also enjoy "running through the okra patch".
Posted by: Bert G at August 19, 2019 10:46 PM (OMsf+)

To each their own, you may have all of mine........

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 19, 2019 10:50 PM (aA3+G)

226 Austin TX owns their electric utility.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 19, 2019 10:51 PM (uL22A)

227

"I am a lineman for the rural electric co-op" just didn't have the same flow.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 19, 2019 10:51 PM (aKsyK)

228 > I have never seen a gov't owned electric utility. Water and sanitation (trash pick up) is all I have seen.

The municipality owns one of the electric companies here. It's in the process of being sold off to the cooperative that services the larger metropolitan area.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 19, 2019 10:51 PM (b1Typ)

229 I had a 100 degree unobstructed view of the valley.



I want to take Insom there.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 19, 2019 10:38 PM (PkVlr)


That's a concerning fever, right there.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 19, 2019 10:51 PM (q2o38)

230 Trailer for Kerbal Space Program 2

https://youtu.be/P_nj6wW6Gsc

If you like NASA or SpaceX you will be punched right in the nostalgia.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 19, 2019 10:51 PM (LxTcq)

231 Jimmy Webb wrote Wichita Lineman in the late 1960's, inspired by a solitary telephone lineman in a barren part of Oklahoma. The full story is on Wiki.

Posted by: Ever at August 19, 2019 10:51 PM (kkVtg)

232 Perhaps the county was his territory for supervising the lines.

Posted by: davidt at August 19, 2019 10:52 PM (Ianah)

233 I think East Point and Roswell here provide some utility services besides water, may include power.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 10:52 PM (PUmDY)

234 > If I knew what I was getting into in 1987, I would not have become a landlord.

Dude, if you've been in it since 1987, I'm starting to suspect that you're not really there for the hunting. :-)

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 19, 2019 10:52 PM (b1Typ)

235 But I've never heard of a county owning one.

Oregon and Washington have a bunch of "Public Utility Districts", which generally encompass one county, but are separate from county government. Some only provide water, but many of them also provide electricity.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 19, 2019 10:52 PM (I2/tG)

236 Yes, do see the documentary about the Wrecking Crew. Carol Kaye actually let Campbell do the bass lead on Lineman.

Posted by: gp at August 19, 2019 10:53 PM (mk9aG)

237 And here's an okra for you and one for you and one for you!

Posted by: Okra Winfrey at August 19, 2019 10:53 PM (EgshT)

238
If you've tried okra and don't like it, that's fine and dandy, to each their own.

However, if you're just going by looks, then you may be missing out on something you'll like.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 19, 2019 10:53 PM (NMAzL)

239 "Dude, if you've been in it since 1987, I'm starting to suspect that you're not really there for the hunting. :-) "

Would you like to buy me out? Because I'm trapped here, too poor to get out of it.

Posted by: gp at August 19, 2019 10:53 PM (mk9aG)

240 226 Austin TX owns their electric utility.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 19, 2019 10:51 PM (uL22A)

And Austin really screwed the pooch with some of there enviro electric supply purchases - they locked themselves into long term purchase contracts that are 4 times more expensive than anyone else in Texas is paying. Heh.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 19, 2019 10:54 PM (V2Yro)

241 Glen Campbell is a heck of a guitar player. He could play The William Tell Overture holding the guitar behind his head.

He was imitating a French Soldier !

Posted by: JT at August 19, 2019 10:54 PM (arJlL)

242 Jimmy Webb wrote Wichita Lineman in the late 1960's, inspired by a solitary telephone lineman in a barren part of Oklahoma. The full story is on Wiki.
Posted by: Ever at August 19, 2019 10:51 PM (kkVtg)
* * * *

Thanks for solving the mystery!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at August 19, 2019 10:54 PM (bHlGF)

243 Okra is beautiful.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 19, 2019 10:54 PM (NMAzL)

244 There used to be a city government owned electric utility in Cleveland, called Muny Light (Municipal Light).

The town I lived in has an electric company, but it's only wires and transformers. They buy electricity at a discount rate from AEP, and keep the electric rates fairly low.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 19, 2019 10:48 PM (S6Pax)

Cleveland Public Power still exists, at least it did in 2010.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 19, 2019 10:56 PM (Rz2Nc)

245 Bicycle Riders ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/y6racc7f

https://tinyurl.com/y4xepr5e

https://tinyurl.com/yyd25cwo

https://tinyurl.com/y34688hb

https://tinyurl.com/y36ca97a

Posted by: kbdabear at August 19, 2019 10:56 PM (qAR6u)

246 That Friends & Family shot is hilarious. And the reference to having to stay 100 yards from that sheep farm. . . priceless!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at August 19, 2019 10:56 PM (bHlGF)

247 236; that doc kicked ass. so did the one for muscle shoals. great stuff.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 19, 2019 10:56 PM (KP5rU)

248 Okra is milkweed.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 19, 2019 10:56 PM (pUDQf)

249 I'm just happy not to be on the wall of shame.

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 19, 2019 10:56 PM (yztq2)

250 The puff of dust in the top pic MUST be the Roadrunner!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid goes Beep Beep! at August 19, 2019 10:57 PM (Vy7tf)

251 I have heard that the City of Atlanta would have to declare bankruptcy if they removed all the uncollectible water bills from their balance sheet.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 10:57 PM (PUmDY)

252 243 Okra is beautiful.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 19, 2019 10:54 PM (NMAzL)

So is every big city in my rear view mirror.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 19, 2019 10:57 PM (aA3+G)

253 "I have never seen a gov't owned electric utility." There are so many middlemen in that business, who knows who owns what?

I love it when the city decides for me, hey, we'll put a middleman "aggregator" between you and the utility, and it will SAVE you money! I'm automatically opted into it, have to take affirmative steps to opt out. What a f'n racket. World of f*cking LIES.

Posted by: gp at August 19, 2019 10:57 PM (mk9aG)

254 243 Okra is beautiful.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 19, 2019 10:54 PM (NMAzL)

When dredged in cornmeal and fried, it is.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 19, 2019 10:57 PM (NWiLs)

255 > Jimmy Webb wrote Wichita Lineman in the late 1960's, inspired by a solitary telephone lineman in a barren part of Oklahoma.

Thanks. Looks like it was originally Washita County, as Okies spell it. Wichita in Kansas. Ouachita in Arkansas.

Kinda like the way that the Arkansas River is pronounced "Arkansaw" in Arkansas, ArKanzus in Kansas.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 19, 2019 10:57 PM (b1Typ)

256 249 I'm just happy not to be on the wall of shame.
Posted by: Muad'dib at August 19, 2019 10:56 PM (yztq2)

You been posting and not selling?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 19, 2019 10:57 PM (aA3+G)

257 y'all can have okra. i'll take tyra banks.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 19, 2019 10:58 PM (KP5rU)

258 More Bicycle Riders ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/yyltgjs7

https://tinyurl.com/yxbcj87x

https://tinyurl.com/yyodkbz2

https://tinyurl.com/y2dubxgh

https://tinyurl.com/y5l489ll

Posted by: kbdabear at August 19, 2019 10:58 PM (qAR6u)

259 gp, you are right. Atlanta still maintains the gas lines.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 10:58 PM (PUmDY)

260 So is every big city in my rear view mirror.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 19, 2019 10:57 PM (aA3+G)

Amen.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 19, 2019 10:59 PM (NMAzL)

261 257 y'all can have okra. i'll take tyra banks.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 19, 2019 10:58 PM (KP5rU)

I bet Tyra Banks would like fried okra.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 19, 2019 10:59 PM (NWiLs)

262 "Some people are born to mediocrity; others have mediocrity thrust upon them." -- Fredo Cuomo

Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 19, 2019 10:59 PM (WqPYg)

263 {{{Miley}}}

{{{Publius}}}

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 19, 2019 10:59 PM (TdMsT)

264
{{{Ladyl}}}

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 19, 2019 11:00 PM (NMAzL)

265 I would not have become a landlord.

The only person hated more than a landlord is a money-lender. You try to do right by people, and you earn nothing but contempt.
Posted by: gp at August 19, 2019 10:49 PM (mk9aG)

Never become a landlord. Section 8 might be the exception.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 19, 2019 11:00 PM (Rz2Nc)

266 Jimmy Webb wrote Wichita Lineman in the late 1960's, inspired by a solitary telephone lineman in a barren part of Oklahoma. The full story is on Wiki.


Huh, I always thought electric because of my telco experience, but I guess the "overload" was a lyrical choice. Kinda like Merle Haggard writing "Mama Tried": in an interview he said it was an autobiographical song, but "doing life without parole" fit a lot better than "three to five for robbery".

Posted by: Bert G at August 19, 2019 11:00 PM (OMsf+)

267

A French couple was arrested for trying to steal 88 pounds of sand from the island of Sardina, which is known for some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean.

Italian authorities have now put up signs warning people that stealing sand is forbidden. In fact, you could even face up to 2 years in prison for it.

In their defense, the couple says they didn't know they were breaking the law.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 19, 2019 11:00 PM (aKsyK)

268 243
Okra is beautiful.


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 19, 2019 10:54 PM (NMAzL)

========


Why does she keep gaining and losing so much weight?

Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 19, 2019 11:00 PM (WqPYg)

269 It wasn't until college that I heard the pejorative 'greaseball'. 

-
Public education leaves many gaps.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 19, 2019 11:01 PM (+y/Ru)

270 And Austin really screwed the pooch with some of there enviro electric supply purchases - they locked themselves into long term purchase contracts that are 4 times more expensive than anyone else in Texas is paying. Heh.

Austin Electric at one time had a stake in the South Texas Power plant (nuclear). They decided that nukes were too clean and went with that total failure of solar power for thirty years.

Georgetown, just up the street from Austin said "Hold My Beer" and found an even more F'd up arrangement.

But the mayor got to shake Al Gore's hand for a photo! It was so worth it!

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 19, 2019 11:01 PM (lD3vL)

271 Oregon and Washington have a bunch of "Public
Utility Districts", which generally encompass one county, but are
separate from county government. Some only provide water, but many of
them also provide electricity.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 19, 2019 10:52 PM (I2/tG)


some municipalities, like Dallas and Independence, have their own municipal internet too.

Heh, Charter and Comcast wouldn't spring for fiber, so the cities decided if they had to fund and pay for it, they might as well own it too.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 19, 2019 11:01 PM (q2o38)

272 "Some people are born to mediocrity; others have mediocrity thrust upon them." -- Fredo Cuomo
Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 19, 2019 10:59 PM (WqPYg)
* * * *

LOL

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at August 19, 2019 11:01 PM (bHlGF)

273 {{{Ladyl}}}

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 19, 2019 11:02 PM (NMAzL)

274 Whole lotta hugging going on here.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 19, 2019 11:02 PM (NWiLs)

275 Hmmm, Chinese Police cars (faked) are showing up in Australian cities where pro-Hong Kong demonstrations are happening.

How do you feel about guns now, guys? Any vague sense of disquiet?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 19, 2019 11:03 PM (gmtFW)

276 Government-owned utilities brings to mind Memphis Light, Gas, and Water (MLGW).

Posted by: Bert G at August 19, 2019 11:03 PM (OMsf+)

277

Tesla is trying to spark its solar-panel business by letting consumers rent rooftop systems rather than buy them.

The company will allow residents of six states to rent solar-power systems starting at $50 a month - or $65 a month in California - for a small set-up.

Musk says consumers can cancel anytime, although Tesla's website says there's a $1,500 charge to remove panels and restore the roof to its previous condition.

Besides California, rentals will be offered in Arizona, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New Mexico.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 19, 2019 11:04 PM (aKsyK)

278 Glen, with a symphony orchestra, playing The William Tell Overture:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GUBhE00h9U0

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 19, 2019 11:04 PM (uL22A)

279 247
236; that doc kicked ass. so did the one for muscle shoals. great stuff.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 19, 2019 10:56 PM (KP5rU)

=======


* fist bump *

Those were awesome. Another interesting one, not as good, is called Sound City.

Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 19, 2019 11:05 PM (WqPYg)

280 Whole lotta hugging going on here.
Posted by: Insomniac

Ahem.

I wouldn't know.

Posted by: JT at August 19, 2019 11:05 PM (arJlL)

281 A French couple was arrested for trying to steal 88 pounds of sand from the island of Sardina, which is known for some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean.

It is illegal to take rocks out of the Grand Canyon.

Posted by: tbodie at August 19, 2019 11:05 PM (wf5ik)

282 118 Reposting here for the slightly different crowd.

I just saw Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Definitely in the top half of Tarantino movies (which is saying a lot) and best he's done in a while. Wife and I both loved it. I'm glad I managed to not read anything about it until I saw it. Tremendous.

Posted by: ... at August 19, 2019 10:29 PM (uEbPt)


Today I went to see it again. Enjoyed it as much as the first time. It seemed to go faster this time. I intended to focus on little details, today, and picked-up things I missed the first time, like the names of the girls who entered the house with Tex.

I highly recommend it be seen on the big screen. If you decide to see it, either at the theater or on DVD, try not to read much about it beforehand. It has a plot twist that's best left as a surprise.

Posted by: Gref at August 19, 2019 11:05 PM (AMIL/)

283 Atlanta has super lien status for unpaid water bills. They are treated like property taxes if the water bill is in an owner's name.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 11:05 PM (PUmDY)

284 $50 a month, eh? How much power does that actually save though?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 19, 2019 11:05 PM (gmtFW)

285 257 y'all can have okra. i'll take tyra banks.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 19, 2019 10:58 PM (KP5rU)


***SNORT***

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 19, 2019 11:05 PM (aA3+G)

286 Just by coincidence, this evening I am wearing one of my Glen Campbell tour t-shirts. It was from the last tour he did. Played a small (<1000 people) venue here in Michigan. He knew it was his goodbye tour. He didn't do a lot of talking, his daughter and son handled most of that.

You could tell the Alzheimer's was getting him when he spoke contemporaneously. But his playing/singing was still fabulous since it was so ingrained. Glad I made that show.

Posted by: cfo mom at August 19, 2019 11:06 PM (RfzVr)

287 Jill Biden says 'you may like other candidates but her husband is the only one who can beat Trump'. So just swallow a bit and nominate him already.


Is it odd Biden is already going to the well for the pleading wife?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 19, 2019 11:06 PM (pUDQf)

288 Never become a landlord. Section 8 might be the exception.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42
________

I was a landlord. If anyone is thinking about becoming a landlord, I have a few pointers:

1. DON'T!!!!!
2. Find friends, family, anyone at all to talk you out of it.
3. If you do (see #1) don't take HUD.

Never, ever, ever, ever again.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 19, 2019 11:06 PM (jh17W)

289

{{{JT}}}

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 19, 2019 11:07 PM (TdMsT)

290 My tenant is a stuntman. He was one of the Nazis torched by the flamethrower in one of the movies within the movie.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 11:07 PM (PUmDY)

291 cfo mom-

Didja go camping yet ?

Posted by: JT at August 19, 2019 11:07 PM (arJlL)

292 A French couple was arrested for trying to steal 88 pounds of sand from the island of Sardina, which is known for some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean.

You know who else tried to steal Sardinian sand ...

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 19, 2019 11:07 PM (uL22A)

293 {{{JT}}}
Posted by: Ladyl

LOL !

Hiya LadyL !

And thank you !

Posted by: JT at August 19, 2019 11:08 PM (arJlL)

294 The triple-braces are hugs? On the Jew-hating sites, they use triple-parentheses to single out Jewish names. No, I've got no beef with Jews. Please don't fling poo. Don't hug me either.

Posted by: gp at August 19, 2019 11:08 PM (mk9aG)

295 Glen, with a symphony orchestra, playing The William Tell Overture:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GUBhE00h9U0


That's just plain fun.

Posted by: t-bird at August 19, 2019 11:09 PM (TQyCa)

296 Posted by: FireHorse at August 19, 2019 11:06 PM (jh17W)

Amen
Been there done that.
Never again

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 19, 2019 11:09 PM (aA3+G)

297 "Never, ever, ever, ever again." Thank you! Misery loves company! Have your girl call my girl, we'll do lunch.

Posted by: gp at August 19, 2019 11:10 PM (mk9aG)

298 Hiya LadyL !

And thank you !
Posted by: JT at August 19, 2019 11:08 PM (arJlL)


Hiya, JT!!!

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 19, 2019 11:10 PM (TdMsT)

299 Just asking for curiosity (and I know asking for logic from the internet is pretty stupid on the Don Lemon scale), but wouldn't it make more sense to use the asterisk? Kind of looks more like a Star of David.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 19, 2019 11:10 PM (gmtFW)

300 Thanks Duncanthrax. That is very nice.

Posted by: cfo mom at August 19, 2019 11:10 PM (RfzVr)

301 Never become a landlord. Section 8 might be the exception.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 19, 2019 11:00 PM (Rz2Nc)

It comes down to your talent at picking tenants; it's an art more than a science. One of the important parts is to never advertise anything, never tell anyone you have something open. Wait for the right person to ask you about it, and if they're the right person, you can tell them you might have something opening up. Once you develop a reputation, it gets easier than you think it should be.

With *good* tenants, it's the easiest job in the world. I've had a couple older women who were each with me for 15 years, and always kept their places perfect. I've also made some mistakes over the years, but I've learned from them and gotten better and better at it. I've got 13 tenants right now, and I like all of them. Well, one not so much, but he's on dialysis so I can't blame him for being hard to get along with. that's a hard thing to go through.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 19, 2019 11:10 PM (V2Yro)

302
Jill Biden says 'you may like other candidates but her husband is the only one who can beat Trump'.

That's DOCTOR Jill Biden to you, prole!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 19, 2019 11:11 PM (Wx/+I)

303 269. I went to Catholic school! I do recall one of the Irish nuns letting a 'dago' slip when us reprobates wouldn't obey her.

Posted by: kallisto at August 19, 2019 11:11 PM (v2uEC)

304 The secret to gumbo is sasafrass file.

Posted by: NeoOtter at August 19, 2019 11:12 PM (0x00j)

305 "It comes down to your talent at picking tenants;" The government lets YOU pick YOUR tenants? The ones you turn down don't sue you for discrimination? Fascinating!

Posted by: gp at August 19, 2019 11:13 PM (mk9aG)

306 153 Glen Campbell... Did we ever conclusively decide if the 'Wichita Lineman' was from the electric, telephone, or cable company?
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 19, 2019 10:35 PM (wgV7k)

Kansas Coke-Snorter Local 16

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid goes Beep Beep! at August 19, 2019 11:13 PM (Vy7tf)

307
How about an okra bath for spiritual cleansing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6IO69J5gPw

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 19, 2019 11:13 PM (NMAzL)

308 Here's Glen and Roy Clark with the Ghost Riders song mentioned above:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v_kbgjsuCec

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 19, 2019 11:13 PM (uL22A)

309 but I would NEVER touch anything in Section 8. Around here (and I suspect in most places) section 8 housing is all of the stuff that is too nasty and too condemned to rent any other way. If you have section 8 housing, your only hope is that sooner or later it will burn down for the insurance.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 19, 2019 11:13 PM (V2Yro)

310 Is Jill Biden an Ear, Nose and Throat doctor?

Cause that would be funny.


Sniff sniff.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 19, 2019 11:13 PM (pUDQf)

311 303, how long ago was that?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 11:13 PM (PUmDY)

312 Racida Talib is as feral a swine as any wild Texas hog.

The Texas swine is actually more patriotic than her.

Everything out of her mouth about her mother and the surrounding situation is a bald-faced lie.

Her destructiveness to the American way of life grows daily.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 19, 2019 11:13 PM (haU8n)

313

Spurred by the fatal police shooting of a young unarmed black man that roiled California's capital city, state lawmakers approved changes to the nation's oldest law governing when officers can use deadly force and it was signed by the governor Monday, though even supporters aren't sure it will save many lives.

The new law will allow police to use deadly force only when "necessary" to defend against an imminent threat of death or serious injury to officers or bystanders.

It passed with bipartisan support after major police organizations won concessions and ended their vehement opposition.

Lawmakers dropped an explicit definition of "necessary" that said officers could use maximum force only when there was "no reasonable alternative." They also removed an explicit requirement that officers try to de-escalate confrontations. Law enforcement officials said that would have opened officers to endless second-guessing of what often are split-second, life-and-death decisions.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 19, 2019 11:14 PM (aKsyK)

314
Hmmmm. This gives me an idea for an okra enema.

Posted by: Dr. John Harvey Kellogg at August 19, 2019 11:15 PM (NMAzL)

315 JT - got back from the camping yesterday. OMG, what a cluster of f***s.

Grandson and I had an OK time though. I am beginning to wonder about the intelligence of both his parents tho. Their prep skills were seriously lacking.

Thank God it was just me and him so we could bitch about our common enemy

Posted by: cfo mom at August 19, 2019 11:15 PM (RfzVr)

316 Thanks for the ONT... and that last sign pic would be something that me and my Marine brethren would pull for sure..

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at August 19, 2019 11:15 PM (+ldAm)

317 good Fredo meme

https://tinyurl.com/y3voj642

Posted by: random lurker commenter at August 19, 2019 11:15 PM (48RE5)

318 My all-time favorite slur for an Italian is "Mediterranean Irish."

Posted by: FireHorse at August 19, 2019 11:15 PM (jh17W)

319 Bandersnatch-

I answered your "kvetch" (which is what you called it) in 336 of the Nicole Wallace thread but I will not get back to either thread tonight or possibly at all again until it disappears in the blogosphere.
I hope and pray your housing problems work out.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 19, 2019 11:16 PM (+0VWg)

320 Netflix's Ozark used the Wichita Lineman as the backdrop of one of the more poignant storylines: man loves crazy woman that eventually kills him. The verse "I need you more than want you, and I want you for all times," seemed perfect description of their relationship.

Posted by: Ever at August 19, 2019 11:16 PM (kkVtg)

321 "I really believe that some of these politicians don't actually believe in public schools." Democratic congressional candidate Dan McCready (N.C.)

LOLfreakin'L, No Shit Sherlock, what was your clue?

Posted by: random lurker commenter at August 19, 2019 11:18 PM (48RE5)

322 305 "It comes down to your talent at picking tenants;" The government lets YOU pick YOUR tenants? The ones you turn down don't sue you for discrimination? Fascinating!
Posted by: gp at August 19, 2019 11:13 PM (mk9aG)

I never turn down anyone. Unless the right person approaches me, I never have any vacancies. Primarily personal referrals from people I know and trust.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 19, 2019 11:18 PM (V2Yro)

323 281
A French couple was arrested for trying to steal 88 pounds of sand from
the island of Sardina, which is known for some of the most beautiful
beaches in the Mediterranean.



It is illegal to take rocks out of the Grand Canyon.

Posted by: tbodie at August 19, 2019 11:05 PM (wf5ik)

=======


I lived in CA for 20 years and had always heard it was illegal to pick the state flower, the California Poppy. That turns out to be not true if you pick them from private land, but ... California Penal Code 384a explains that it is in fact legal to pick anyflower -- including the California poppy -- or
any other type of shrub or tree or growing thingy if it's anywhere on
state-owned land.

Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 19, 2019 11:18 PM (WqPYg)

324 Went down the youtube rabbit hole following after Glen Campbell videos.

Ended up here:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ywMPtwM8avs

Posted by: tbodie at August 19, 2019 11:20 PM (wf5ik)

325 Boycott the Bill Maher show.
Boycott it like the Bataclan Show boycott.

-Tlaib

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 19, 2019 11:20 PM (1g7ch)

326 but I would NEVER touch anything in Section 8. Around here (and I suspect in most places) section 8 housing is all of the stuff that is too nasty and too condemned to rent any other way. If you have section 8 housing, your only hope is that sooner or later it will burn down for the insurance.
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 19, 2019 11:13 PM (V2Yro)

Section 8 the rent comes straight from the government every month, when people move out have before and after pics, another government check to repair.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 19, 2019 11:20 PM (Rz2Nc)

327 312 Racida Talib is as feral a swine as any wild Texas hog.

The Texas swine is actually more patriotic than her.

Everything out of her mouth about her mother and the surrounding situation is a bald-faced lie.

Her destructiveness to the American way of life grows daily.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 19, 2019 11:13 PM (haU8n)


When she wears bright-red lipstick (most of the time), I always think about Sarah Palin's joke about putting lipstick on a pig.

Posted by: Gref at August 19, 2019 11:21 PM (AMIL/)

328 >>>Thank God it was just me and him so we could bitch about our common enemy


LMAO

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 19, 2019 11:21 PM (aA3+G)

329 Monument Valley, MT Right there between Bozeman and Livingston. That's where all the liberals have big ranches.

Posted by: DBCooper at August 19, 2019 11:21 PM (bttOm)

330 279: i enjoyed sound city.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 19, 2019 11:22 PM (KP5rU)

331 My current tenants are sober. That's the biggest thing I could hope for, I guess. They're still slobs. Two adult men and one teen boy; none of them bothers to clean house. They can't even figure out how to put a lid on an outdoor garbage can.

Today I reamed out the landlord for the house next door. He doesn't live there, NEVER comes to inspect the property. His tenants let their trash pile up for a month. I've cleaned it up for them six times already. Today was the last straw.

Three years ago he had tenants who chucked dirty diapers out the second floor back window, into a big pile in the yard.

Like I mentioned above, all these renters live on delivery pizza. I wish I could afford delivery pizza once in a while.

Posted by: gp at August 19, 2019 11:23 PM (mk9aG)

332 Is it difficult to evict Section 8 tenants?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 11:23 PM (PUmDY)

333 She doesn't even have her own casino.
Posted by: Diogenes at August 19, 2019 10:08 PM (yhYmR)

She owns a quarter-interest in one of those Teddy Bear diggers in the lobby of Denny's.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 19, 2019 11:23 PM (a72/q)

334 "I am very sorry for harm I have caused."

What harm? She won't say.

Is she apologizing for plagiarizing the Pow Wow Chow crab recipes? Or that her husband claimed to be Cherokee, too? Or is it for taking the DNA test?

It's a Faux-pology. Perfect.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at August 19, 2019 11:24 PM (Ndje9)

335 309. My family had rental units. The Section 8 apts. underwent regular inspections, and the tenants could call a HUD inspector at any time. The one disabled lady was a good tenant.

Posted by: kallisto at August 19, 2019 11:24 PM (v2uEC)

336 "I never turn down anyone. Unless the right person approaches me, I never have any vacancies." I'll have to try that.

Posted by: gp at August 19, 2019 11:25 PM (mk9aG)

337 Hey everybody!

I'm #4! I'm #4! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 19, 2019 11:25 PM (L2ZTs)

338 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 19, 2019 11:16 PM (+0VWg)


*waves at Fen*

Hi. Thanks. Just popped in here and glad I saw your note.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at August 19, 2019 11:25 PM (fuK7c)

339 (Admittedly I'm #4 because I had a lot more spare time to comment last week.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 19, 2019 11:26 PM (L2ZTs)

340 Some nights I do... untraditional things for dinner.

Tonight for dinner: a blueberry muffin from Dunkin Donuts. OMG yum!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 19, 2019 11:26 PM (L2ZTs)

341 Also, today I tried the tacos at Burger King.

I'm happily surprised I'm still vertical.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 19, 2019 11:27 PM (L2ZTs)

342

@KamalaHarris
We must speak this truth: the very foundation of our country was built on the backs of enslaved people.

The #1619Project-in print today in the Sunday @nytimes-is a masterpiece from @nhannahjones and her colleagues at @NYTmag.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 19, 2019 11:28 PM (aKsyK)

343 332. We never had to evict the Section 8 tenants, they were no problem. I had to show up in court against a tenant who was PMC though.

Posted by: kallisto at August 19, 2019 11:28 PM (v2uEC)

344 Los Angeles may well be a shithole, but most important, nobody walks in L.A.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 19, 2019 11:28 PM (WDnN1)

345 Damn, so frigging cruel. I see what my father goes through. He has bad rheumatoid arthritis and its slowing robbing him of his guitar ability. His fingers don't work like they used to. Its almost heartbreaking to watch. Its the one thing he really liked to do. He still tries like hell, but I can see it slipping away.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 19, 2019 10:47 PM (9Om/r)


Keyboard programmed to song like a guitar? Less effort to hold a key down than to pluck or strum ...

Posted by: Adriane the Railing Against the Dark Critic ... at August 19, 2019 11:28 PM (LPnfS)

346 If she was truly sorry, she would endow a Native American scholarship/tenured position at Harvard or wherever she went to school/taught.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 11:28 PM (PUmDY)

347 Is it odd Biden is already going to the well for the pleading wife?
Posted by: AlaBAMA
---------

Barry will come...

Posted by: Joey at August 19, 2019 11:29 PM (vfOIM)

348 341; steve, i would go to a roach coach before i would set foot in a burger king. i'm funny that way.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 19, 2019 11:29 PM (KP5rU)

349 ...Jill Biden says 'you may like other candidates but her husband is the only one who can beat Trump'. So just swallow a bit and nominate him already.

Is it odd Biden is already going to the well for the pleading wife?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 19, 2019 11:06 PM (pUDQf)



Should the Dems be stooped enough to actually nominate Biden, you'll be able to deduce their long term plans by who they force upon him for V.P. (guarandamnteeya they won't let Biden make that all-important choice, not in the slightest)

Biden would not last the first two years in office, and I rather doubt he'd make a full first year.

The man's decaying mind, coupled with his utter lack of honesty, character and integrity, will combine to either a resignation or 25th Amendment ejection, tout-suite.

The tell will be that V.P. nomination.

That'll be who the DNC *really* wants to see at the Resolute Desk.

Our job, is help accelerate their non-electability so that these are but mere theories and not serious concerns.

Moar speachiz, Joe! Moar speachiz!




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 19, 2019 11:29 PM (QzJWU)

350 332 Is it difficult to evict Section 8 tenants?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 11:23 PM (PUmDY)

Impossible, unless they're convicted of a felony and you wait until the day after they've started their 20 year prison term. Years ago I also managed properties for other people, learned a lot but got sick of that. (ran about 60 houses at the peak) Agreed to take some section 8 - I remember the Vietnamese family, seemed nice but after they moved out, all of the sheetrock had to be yanked out and replaced because it was all saturated with sesame oil or whatever they cooked with and the whole place stank too much for anyone else to stand it.

They also had this weird pit in the back yard, all burnt and stinky, and we finally figured out that was where they would drop their little pig and roast it anytime they had family over or something. Right in the middle of the city.

but I knew a guy in Florida once who'd rented to some people into Santeria, and the entire kitchen, including walls , had to be ripped out because every surface, even the ceiling, was soaked with chicken blood. At least he hoped it was chicken blood.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 19, 2019 11:30 PM (V2Yro)

351 Always loved "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" as it hit pretty close to home.

Isaac Hayes does some interesting, much longer versions you can find at YouTube.

Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 19, 2019 11:30 PM (WqPYg)

352
steve, i would go to a roach coach before i would set foot in a burger king. i'm funny that way.
Posted by: chavez the hugo


No roach coaches where I live.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 19, 2019 11:30 PM (aKsyK)

353 MisHum, thought this would be handy for an end-of-summer ONT:

https://tinyurl.com/y2yqoayp

Plus, this place needs more Peanuts gang! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 19, 2019 11:30 PM (L2ZTs)

354 Chavez, I've learned the hard way that's a better choice. :-P

I loved, loved, loved BK in the 1980s though, back when they still gave a crap about whether the food tasted good or not.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 19, 2019 11:31 PM (L2ZTs)

355 If she was truly sorry, she would endow a Native American scholarship/tenured position at Harvard or wherever she went to school/taught.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie
----------

I keep waiting for all of the high profile Liberals to renounce their Rhodes scholarships, and return the money. There are a bunch of them...say, Rachael Maddow, Bill Clinton, & etc.

Posted by: Joey at August 19, 2019 11:32 PM (vfOIM)

356 berserker, my father loved building and flying rc airplanes. the day came when building stopped, then flying. i knew then, it sucked. still miss that guy. my best friend, ever.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 19, 2019 11:32 PM (KP5rU)

357 Songs SiriusXM has added to their Yacht Rock playlist:

- Please Come To Boston (bleah)
- Wildfire (bleah)
- Afternoon Delight (I rush to change the station)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 19, 2019 11:33 PM (L2ZTs)

358 Holy crap, Servo.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 11:33 PM (PUmDY)

359 Posted by: qdpsteve at August 19, 2019 11:30 PM (L2ZTs)

Cute

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 19, 2019 11:33 PM (aA3+G)

360 Donald Trump and the Republican Party hate America: It's time to say it For all they blather on about patriotism, the unctuous Republicans are the ones who really despise their country

We despise what you're trying to turn America into, another EU style Elitist/Drones soulless state in a globalist miasma.

When I hear the "That's Not Who We Are" lectures, those speakers identify themselves as having already decided that "Who We Are" is the soulless elitist/drone state.

Posted by: kbdabear at August 19, 2019 11:34 PM (qAR6u)

361 One of the best people in America is a guy who mows lawns for free for elderly, disabled, single moms and veterans, and who teaches kids to do the same.

On Twitter:

@IAmRodneySmith

Guy should get a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 19, 2019 11:34 PM (S6rpg)

362 "I loved, loved, loved BK in the 1980s though, back when they still gave a crap about whether the food tasted good or not."

BK's OK if you use a coupon. The food won't kill you. The customers might, though.

Posted by: gp at August 19, 2019 11:34 PM (mk9aG)

363 Aloha y'all!

Hope you are all well!

Oahu was interesting. Sil is stationed at Schofield and daughter doesn't drive. So it was mostly driving back and forth to base. Waiting in line to get onto base. And then doing what daughter wanted to do. Very very crowded. Did get to go to Pearl Harbor, see lots of sights and eat good food. But I was only in a swimsuit once the whole week.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 19, 2019 11:34 PM (/UQ/R)

364 Should the Dems be stooped enough to actually nominate Biden, you'll be able to deduce their long term plans by who they force upon him for V.P.
-----------

I figure Harris. Awkward because of their clash.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 19, 2019 11:35 PM (vfOIM)

365 Single women make the best tenants, and the older the better. But WATCH OUT for the skeevy boyfriend that shows up, that's burned me a couple times. But I mostly rent to women.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 19, 2019 11:35 PM (V2Yro)

366 Cute, and true.
I remember spending some of my entire summers with Alice reruns and The Price Is Right. (CBS in the morning used to rock.)

"There's a new girl in town and she's looking good..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 19, 2019 11:35 PM (L2ZTs)

367 Is it difficult to evict Section 8 tenants?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 11:23 PM (PUmDY)

Why would you want to? The rent comes straight from the government, to you, not them. Then the government pays all damages when the move out, just have before and after pictures. We never had section 8 rentals, but that's what people that did told us.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 19, 2019 11:35 PM (Rz2Nc)

368 I am so proud. Your genius award winner did her deed in my home town. She is the second woman in the past few months to try and burn down her boyfriend's house. Must be the water.

Posted by: Gee_three at August 19, 2019 11:36 PM (7nh2p)

369 Harris sez America founded on racism. Same thing our schools have taught for two generations. Don't be surprised when the electorate buys it.

Posted by: gp at August 19, 2019 11:36 PM (mk9aG)

370 Oh and of course, "kiss mah grits!!"

(Poily Holliday finally quit playing Flo on Alice, then completely surprised me playing one of the heavies in Gremlins. She had talent.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 19, 2019 11:36 PM (L2ZTs)

371 yacht rock seems to be programmed by the late, great, pedophile, jeffrey epstein. that fucker is torturing you from hell. maybe pure prince andy will fix it up. yellow toothed fuckball.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 19, 2019 11:37 PM (KP5rU)

372 But I mostly rent to women.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 19, 2019 11:35 PM



Il mio fratello!

Posted by: The Paolo at August 19, 2019 11:37 PM (wgV7k)

373 The roadway solar thing looks a lot like cobblestones, and I imaging sounds a bit like them when driven on.

Why exactly would you do that? Already occupied space that could serve another purpose? Both power generation and transport in one?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 19, 2019 10:26 PM (gmtFW)

Well, what it is, is dumb. As in weapons-grade stupid. Solar cells are expensive. And inefficient. If you decide to buy them, the smart thing to do with is place them in a frame so that the Sun's rays shine on them normal to the plane of the cells' surface. Every degree of inclination from normal, 90 degrees, reduces the output. Putting them in the plane of the road, at the latitude of Normandy, probably halves their output.

Then, armoring them up with clear plastic resin, to withstand the traffic, further reduces light transmittance, and dirt and scratches further reduce what's left.

Not to mention that passing cars and trucks throw shade on the cells, reducing their output to near-zero. It's just plain dumb; there's no upside at all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 19, 2019 11:37 PM (a72/q)

374 I went to a Price Is Right show at the Fox this spring. It was a very good time. It was like an old lady Beatles show.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 11:37 PM (PUmDY)

375 "Single women make the best tenants, and the older the better." I believe you, but old tenants don't live long. I wish I could pick em like you do.

Posted by: gp at August 19, 2019 11:37 PM (mk9aG)

376 chavez, ever notice that Epstein smirked in EVERY picture he ever had taken of himself?

The guy must have been an all-time champion sociopath.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 19, 2019 11:37 PM (L2ZTs)

377 Hey everybody!

I'm #4! I'm #4! ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 19, 2019 11:25 PM (L2ZTs)

Congrats!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 19, 2019 11:37 PM (Rz2Nc)

378 Why would you want to? The rent comes straight from the government, to you, not them."

When the local police call you and tell you that they've had the place staked out, and cars go in and out every 15 minutes between midnight and 4 am every night, and they want to know if you're in on the dealing operation they know that's going on there.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 19, 2019 11:38 PM (V2Yro)

379 yellow toothed fuckball.

Did you get the Sirius subscription with only one channel?

The whole concept of a yacht rock channel is stupid. They signal that with the ads with the guy with the annoying voice.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at August 19, 2019 11:39 PM (fuK7c)

380 Evasive, keep working/typing hard and you too can make the top ten commenters list :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 19, 2019 11:39 PM (L2ZTs)

381 We lived in a very nice, middle-class (for CA) neighborhood in Orange County for 10 years, right before the housing bubble burst.


Because everybody was trying to get rich by buying multiple homes, watching them appreciate $100k/year, and flipping them -- many homes in our neighborhood were rentals. As a result, we ended up with a bunch of scum who partied every and all night, including our next-door turd-world Filipino neighbors.

Calling the police was useless, as well as complaining to the HOA (all garages were to be used for parking your vehicles, but they turned theirs into a party den for their loser 18-year-old son and provided free alcohol to buy him some friends).

Calling the police was futile because, of course, WE WERE THE BAD GUYS for complaining that they woke us up multiple times in the middle of the night, urinated on and eventually kicked down our common fence, threw litter all over the neighborhood including dozens of pieces of gum at us because we complained, etc. [I literally fantasized about how to murder them and get away with it.]


Long story short? We left for AZ and if I'd known the phrase at the time I would have left a big LOLGF message for them on our way out ...



Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 19, 2019 11:39 PM (WqPYg)

382 thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 19, 2019 11:39 PM (D0ZGj)

383 "I went to a Price Is Right show at the Fox this spring."

I went to a Jerry Springer taping 20 years ago. On the way out, I shook his hand, thanked him. He looked at me like "Are you nuts?!?"

Posted by: gp at August 19, 2019 11:39 PM (mk9aG)

384 Bander, it is annoying that SXM has decided the playlist should only be about 30 songs long. Good grief.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 19, 2019 11:40 PM (L2ZTs)

385 Evasive, if I knew someone was damaging my property, I would want them to get the Hell out ASAP.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 11:40 PM (PUmDY)

386 "The drug was timed. Doctor Yueh has been very valuable to us. What a pity you must remain gagged, as we can't allow ourselves to be swayed by your witch's voice, now, can we."
"Why aren't I 50 points ahead?"

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 19, 2019 11:40 PM (l9m7l)

387 "I literally fantasized about how to murder them and get away with it." Welcome to my world!

Posted by: gp at August 19, 2019 11:40 PM (mk9aG)

388 376; steve, the fucker seemed quite confident that he would never be fucked with. yes, the smirk was always present. devious little fucker. never tried hiding anything. he knew. until, ,,,,,,,,,, trump.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 19, 2019 11:41 PM (KP5rU)

389 329 Monument Valley, MT Right there between Bozeman and Livingston. That's where all the liberals have big ranches.
Posted by: DBCooper at August 19, 2019 11:21 PM (bttOm)


Yes, I thought I saw those in Montana a few years back when driving around that state. Glad someone else confirmed it. Very unusual formations.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 19, 2019 11:41 PM (sy5kK)

390 So, after the battle of Evesham, King Edward had Simon de Montfort's nads nailed to his nose.

Hardcore. He made him teabag himself.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 19, 2019 11:42 PM (5aX2M)

391 379: don't have sirius. i'm a third world dude.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 19, 2019 11:43 PM (KP5rU)

392 Hardcore. When he threw people out the window, he was just phoning it in.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 19, 2019 11:44 PM (LxTcq)

393 No sirius? You must be kidding!

Posted by: Muldoon at August 19, 2019 11:45 PM (mvenn)

394 chavez, this song is for you :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGQtq9PD9iA

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 19, 2019 11:45 PM (L2ZTs)

395 What was the bouncer's name on the Jerry Springer show? He was awesome.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 11:45 PM (PUmDY)

396 The chick torching the guy's home story.

She set fire to his home at 4am. So figure he had called her at maybe 2 or 3. Please. If he wants to come over at that time, well I can see maybe, if the lady is desperate enough for some male companionship. But drive over to his place in the middle of the night? Oh hell no.

Posted by: cfo mom at August 19, 2019 11:46 PM (RfzVr)

397 65 The Crab in Warren's recipe is more authentically Native American than she ever was, is or will be.

How now crab chow?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


The crab in Warren's recipe, and Warren have something in common.

Both are bottom feeders.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 19, 2019 11:46 PM (sy5kK)

398 When the local police call you and tell you that they've had the place staked out, and cars go in and out every 15 minutes between midnight and 4 am every night, and they want to know if you're in on the dealing operation they know that's going on there.
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 19, 2019 11:38 PM (V2Yro)

That seems rather unlikely considering every city has a very powerful tenants rights group, including the courts, sure you have the right to inspect with 24 hours notice, try it and find out you don't says judge I didn't vote for but there are more renters than home owners in cities.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 19, 2019 11:46 PM (Rz2Nc)

399 He was Rusty the Baliff on steroids.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 11:47 PM (PUmDY)

400 Evasive, keep working/typing hard and you too can make the top ten commenters list :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 19, 2019 11:39 PM (L2ZTs)

Maybe someday, we all needs goals!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 19, 2019 11:48 PM (Rz2Nc)

401 >>>The triple-braces are hugs? On the Jew-hating sites, they use triple-parentheses to single out Jewish names.
Triple braces are hugs, because sometime in the past decade, triple parentheses have come to denote Jews. Jews themselves use them on Twitter, I've seen. So no, it's not just "Jew-hating" sites.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 19, 2019 11:48 PM (NMAzL)

402 /sockoff

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 19, 2019 11:49 PM (wgV7k)

403 He didn't try to fix anything, though.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 11:49 PM (PUmDY)

404 Hillary is the bitch of an aunt who takes your cat to the vet to put down to make sure you understand she has that power over you.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 19, 2019 11:49 PM (q2o38)

405 Cheaters is pretty awesome.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 11:50 PM (PUmDY)

406 Hillary is the bitch of an aunt who takes your cat to the vet to put down to make sure you understand she has that power over you.
Posted by: Kindltot at August 19, 2019 11:49 PM (q2o38

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Heh. That's not so bad... she did it to my favorite pimp!

Posted by: Bill at August 19, 2019 11:51 PM (5aX2M)

407 More training tomorrow, so off to what little sleep I can wrestle from the (non-commentor) insomnia. Everyone, please, have a pleasant tomorrow, and again apologies to MisHum.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 19, 2019 11:51 PM (l9m7l)

408 I love it when Jack wears that hat.

thanks for the Cream Mis Hum!

Thanks for the Shakespeare, too, Zaclog!

Posted by: booknlass at August 19, 2019 11:53 PM (xIKXj)

409 "every city has a very powerful tenants rights group, including the courts,"

Yes, except here they are called landlord-hating groups. Everything bad that happens to tenants is the landlord's fault, by default. Democrats call it "fairness." Landlords call it expensive legal risk. There was a sob-story in the Daily Mail a couple weeks ago about how Baltimore renters live in filth because their landlords are evil people. The press ALWAYS plays it that way. Utterly thankless job, landlording.

Posted by: gp at August 19, 2019 11:53 PM (mk9aG)

410 don't have sirius. i'm a third world dude.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 19, 2019 11:43 PM (KP5rU)


I don't have it either. The wife does, but I didn't want it.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 19, 2019 11:54 PM (9Om/r)

411 "Jews themselves use them on Twitter, I've seen. So no, it's not just "Jew-hating" sites." I stand corrected! I don't get around enough.

Posted by: gp at August 19, 2019 11:55 PM (mk9aG)

412 I can't imagine living somewhere you have to formally evict a squatter.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 11:55 PM (PUmDY)

413 re the last pic -- With friends like that...

re Minneassopolis -- Y'all can suck my rebel dick. I'll even let you do it from the car window.

Is there NOTHING these killjoys won't fuck up?

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 19, 2019 11:55 PM (Z4rgH)

414 Posted by: gp at August 19, 2019 11:55 PM (mk9aG)

Ha, I didn't learn that on Twitter before I got kicked off


Juan Williams is still a retard

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 19, 2019 11:56 PM (aA3+G)

415 Full time Air B 'n B'ing is popular in Philly. Landlords make more money on numerous short-term rentals instead of long term traditional lease.

Posted by: kallisto at August 19, 2019 11:57 PM (v2uEC)

416 344 Los Angeles may well be a shithole, but most important, nobody walks in L.A.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 19, 2019 11:28 PM (WDnN1)

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Tourists do on Hollywood Boulevard. Tourists, hobos and meth-heads,

I've never understood it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 19, 2019 11:57 PM (amw5z)

417 Evasive, if I knew someone was damaging my property, I would want them to get the Hell out ASAP.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 11:40 PM (PUmDY)

Never, ever, own rental property.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 19, 2019 11:57 PM (Rz2Nc)

418 Harris sez America founded on racism. Same thing our schools have taught for two generations. Don't be surprised when the electorate buys it.
Posted by: gp at August 19, 2019 11:36 PM (mk9aG)

when the electorate buys it

They already bought it when they elected Obama.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 19, 2019 11:59 PM (tVQUs)

Posted by: Bill at August 19, 2019 11:59 PM (5aX2M)

420 Test

Posted by: Bill at August 20, 2019 12:00 AM (5aX2M)

421 Posted by: Bill at August 19, 2019 11:59 PM (5aX2M)

Thanks Bill.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 20, 2019 12:00 AM (tVQUs)

422 389 329 Monument Valley, MT Right there between Bozeman and Livingston. That's where all the liberals have big ranches.
Posted by: DBCooper at August 19, 2019 11:21 PM (bttOm)


Yes, I thought I saw those in Montana a few years back when driving around that state. Glad someone else confirmed it. Very unusual formations.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 19, 2019 11:41 PM (sy5kK)

So others are saying those formations are in Utah.

Montana has similar formations, I drove from Livingston to Great Falls on 89, and they were on the left side going north, maybe 3/4 the way there. Except it was a bigger formation, not 3 small ones.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 20, 2019 12:00 AM (sy5kK)

423 It is illegal to take rocks out of the Grand Canyon.
Posted by: tbodie at August 19, 2019 11:05 PM (wf5ik)

Prolly illegal to throw rocks into it, too; might fill it in.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 20, 2019 12:01 AM (a72/q)

424 The dirty superheroes on Hollywood Blvd and at Times Square freak me out.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 12:01 AM (PUmDY)

425 My Dad used to pronounce Oprah Winfrey's first name as Okra.

i don't know if he meant to do that or not, but it still makes me laugh.

Posted by: booknlass at August 20, 2019 12:02 AM (xIKXj)

426 Yes, except here they are called landlord-hating groups. Everything bad that happens to tenants is the landlord's fault, by default. Democrats call it "fairness." Landlords call it expensive legal risk. There was a sob-story in the Daily Mail a couple weeks ago about how Baltimore renters live in filth because their landlords are evil people. The press ALWAYS plays it that way. Utterly thankless job, landlording.
Posted by: gp at August 19, 2019 11:53 PM (mk9aG)

Yep, selling off the rental properties was a good thing.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 20, 2019 12:03 AM (Rz2Nc)

427 My Dad used to pronounce Oprah Winfrey's first name as Okra.



i don't know if he meant to do that or not, but it still makes me laugh.

Posted by: booknlass at August 20, 2019 12:02 AM (xIKXj)

I always thought it was spelled Orca.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 20, 2019 12:04 AM (9Om/r)

428 405. i used to watch Cheaters faithfully during a funemployment stretch years ago. JOEY!!

Posted by: kallisto at August 20, 2019 12:04 AM (v2uEC)

429 "They already bought it when they elected Obama."

I suppose that was part of Obama's appeal. The financial cataclysm of 2008 might have helped him too.

But yeah, most of the white people who voted Obama probably did so with at least some sense of white guilt: expiation for America's supposed racial sins.

"Finally," they thought to themselves, "an end to racial division in America!" BWAHAHAHA! SNORT!

Posted by: gp at August 20, 2019 12:05 AM (mk9aG)

430 424 The dirty superheroes on Hollywood Blvd and at Times Square freak me out.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 12:01 AM (PUmDY)

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At Fremont St. in Vegas they have naked guys in cowboy hats with very tiny lariats.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 20, 2019 12:06 AM (amw5z)

431 Just like fnma/hud nothing to do with the mortgage crisis. There are incredibly ignorant people who believe it was all due to evil bankers.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 12:06 AM (PUmDY)

432 Orpah

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2019 12:07 AM (vfOIM)

433 On buying Greenland: if global warming does NOT come to pass, melting all the glaciers, we've just gotten a strategic corner on "organic ice".

Win-Win!

Posted by: GWB at August 20, 2019 12:08 AM (3mQnF)

434 Goodnight everyone!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 20, 2019 12:08 AM (Rz2Nc)

435 My buddy's dad had several rental houses. In one, he had tenants that we're way, way delinquent on rent, and even though he's a nice guy, he had to eventually evict them.

Aside from the rent thing, they'd been more or less good tenants and kept the place in good shape.

Once he served them the papers, they bashed a bunch of holes in the walls, spraypainted everything, and locked the dogs in the house for a couple days to piss and shit everywhere.

Total desecration.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 20, 2019 12:08 AM (5aX2M)

436 Fremont Street is something else. I have seen weddings probably end there.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 12:08 AM (PUmDY)

437
My Dad used to pronounce Oprah Winfrey's first name as Okra.

i don't know if he meant to do that or not, but it still makes me laugh.
Posted by: booknlass

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Did you ever hear people call her "Opal"? Then there are people who call Mike Huckabee "Hucklebee." Limbaugh (as in Rush) is "Limbo." People drive me crazy.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 20, 2019 12:08 AM (13CQC)

438 Dumb question.

What about owning UPSCALE, expensive rental property?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 20, 2019 12:09 AM (QzJWU)

439

That story about the stranger cutting the lady's grass because he wanted to help her and her kids out, even if she couldn't afford it.


I remember that America. I grew up in that America. Not the garbage portrayed by the Democrat News Companies these days.

And there are still pockets of that America, despite what you see on your electronic display gadget of choice.

You are at one of those pockets right now.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 20, 2019 12:09 AM (sy5kK)

440 394; steve, HA!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 20, 2019 12:10 AM (KP5rU)

441 I rage when teachers and pols talk about the "peculiar" and "unique" racism of America. As if there is no racism anywhere else in the world. It shows complete ignorance of history and human nature. Everybody hates everybody else, often with good reason. Few people admit it, but we are all filled with hatred. As long as we don't turn to violence, it's all good.

Posted by: gp at August 20, 2019 12:10 AM (mk9aG)

442 Berserker, I saw a weird picture of Gail the best friend and Orca / Okra flanking a white man with a black eye holding a sign that said "I'm not allowed to talk."

WTF

Posted by: booknlass at August 20, 2019 12:12 AM (xIKXj)

443 "I really believe that some of these politicians don't actually believe in public schools." Democratic congressional candidate Dan McCready (N.C.)

I'm against public schools. They are the biggest waste of money there is and only getting worse every year. They don't do their basic job of teaching kids the 3 Rs and they mostly serve as leftist propaganda camps. mandatory. The way the left really likes it.

With the advance of technology, schooling costs should be going down to zero but, instead, they are blowing through the roof. Enough. The experiment failed. Miserably. Time to finally cut the losses and get on with the solutions.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 20, 2019 12:13 AM (lVJPV)

444 So, did Don Lemon say fromunda cheese or not?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 12:13 AM (PUmDY)

445 gotta go. doing bookie shit for my son. dude is like jeopardy james or some shit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 20, 2019 12:13 AM (KP5rU)

446 444 So, did Don Lemon say fromunda cheese or not?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 12:13 AM (PUmDY)

Blue ball cheese

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 20, 2019 12:14 AM (aA3+G)

447 "Just like fnma/hud nothing to do with the mortgage crisis. There are incredibly ignorant people who believe it was all due to evil bankers."

It was a team effort: people overleveraging, businesses overleveraging, governments overleveraging, fiduciaries buying every piece of crap without due diligence, regulators watching porn all day, perverse government incentives, etc etc. It took lots of people to f*ck it up that bad.

Oh BTW, it's going to happen again. People, businesses, govts, are all borrowing like there's no tomorrow. We've learned absolutely NOTHING from those months we stared down the abyss. It WILL happen again.

Posted by: gp at August 20, 2019 12:14 AM (mk9aG)

448 Blonde, I've never heard her called Opal, but your comment reminded me of

I'm your huckleberry,

which is a smiler. As NaCly says, smile and strike fear into the leftists. that's the best thing to do, right?

(Zaklog, sorry I misspelled your name)

Posted by: booknlass at August 20, 2019 12:14 AM (xIKXj)

449 436; fremont street is a fucking freak show. will induce vomiting.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 20, 2019 12:15 AM (KP5rU)

450 Yeah, I believe in the public schools. Who doesn't? The damage they've done is impossible to ignore.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 20, 2019 12:15 AM (5aX2M)

451 Few people admit it, but we are all filled with hatred. As long as we don't turn to violence, it's all good.
Posted by: gp at August 20, 2019 12:10 AM (mk9aG)

As long as the food supply trucks keep running into the blue big cities, and the government keeps their money printing up and scatter it via their various redistribution methods, nothing bad will happen.

But even a 72 hour period of no food supply trucks?

Hopefully everyone with brains decided to leave the area at least 24 hours prior to that.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 20, 2019 12:15 AM (sy5kK)

452 Dumb question.

What about owning UPSCALE, expensive rental property?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at August 20, 2019 12:09 AM (QzJWU)

We had some rental property in Chagrin Falls, OH, it was fine, and selling it was fun, and one property selling was rather interesting, in a good way. Heck, the people putting in an offer needed it signed quick because they were taking a ski trip. My wife and I were vacationing in New Orleans, we all laughed, did a over the phone handshake and signed papers when we were all back home.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 20, 2019 12:16 AM (Rz2Nc)

453 They have a zip line down Fremont. It is insane.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 12:18 AM (PUmDY)

454
With the advance of technology, schooling costs should be going down to zero but, instead, they are blowing through the roof. Enough. The experiment failed. Miserably. Time to finally cut the losses and get on with the solutions.

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Our teachers, nay, EDUCATORS, are martyrs who sacrifice everything for the betterment of our kids, and they'll be the first to let you know it.

Did you know teachers buy school supplies using THEIR OWN MONEY? It's true.

It's like Auschwitz all over again.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 20, 2019 12:18 AM (amw5z)

455 We got a great big convoy, rockin' through the night!
Yeah we got a great big convoy, ain't she a beautiful sight!...

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2019 12:18 AM (L2ZTs)

456 Are we talking downtown Vegas Fremont Street?

Posted by: Rusty Nail at August 20, 2019 12:18 AM (ju9gW)

457 456: i would assume that.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 20, 2019 12:19 AM (KP5rU)

458 Donald Trump and the Republican Party hate America: It's time to say it For all they blather on about patriotism, the unctuous Republicans are the ones who really despise their country

David Masciotra


LOL.

Really. LOL.

Progressives have suffered through years of maudlin accusations from conservative politicians and pundits that how they "hate the real America," because they (according to this absurd allegation),

ROFLMAO!!! "absurd allegation". This guy is too funny. Doesn't he have a flag burning to go to. Or a Soviet meeting about destroying the evil capitalists?

have no respect for the small towns that populate the Heartland.

Wow! A retarded strawman. THey're the best kind!

Leftist trying to claim that they love the nation (though they are global citizens who hate the very idea of the nation-state) are hysterical. Hysterical-crazy and hysterical-funny. They spit on a soldier and then claim that they love the military more than anyone ... which is why they were spitting on the soldiers and calling them murderers ...

If leftists had any shame they would kill themselves and save the world a whole lot of grief and burden.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 20, 2019 12:19 AM (lVJPV)

459 Hopefully everyone with brains decided to leave the area at least 24 hours prior to that.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 20, 2019 12:15 AM (sy5kK)

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Unfortunately, even smart folks can get caught behind enemy lines.

Posted by: SMH at August 20, 2019 12:20 AM (RU4sa)

460 456 Are we talking downtown Vegas Fremont Street?
Posted by: Rusty Nail at August 20, 2019 12:18 AM (ju9gW)

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Yes.

But there is more than one skanky Fremont St., as Zombie will graphically inform you.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 20, 2019 12:21 AM (amw5z)

461 Yes. It is Mardi Gras there every weekend, but worse. It is fun to watch, however.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 12:21 AM (PUmDY)

462 Ugh.....the Rockies can't close a game to save their mfloving life!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 20, 2019 12:22 AM (/UQ/R)

463 443 "I really believe that some of these politicians don't actually believe in public schools." Democratic congressional candidate Dan McCready (N.C.)

I'm against public schools. They are the biggest waste of money there is and only getting worse every year. They don't do their basic job of teaching kids the 3 Rs and they mostly serve as leftist propaganda camps. mandatory. The way the left really likes it.

With the advance of technology, schooling costs should be going down to zero but, instead, they are blowing through the roof. Enough. The experiment failed. Miserably. Time to finally cut the losses and get on with the solutions.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 20, 2019 12:13 AM (lVJPV)

Yeah. Saw that something like 5 Baltimore high schools had zero students that were grade proficient in math.

{{{Zero}}}. In five, assumingly large, high schools.


No matter what you do with your life, math is going to be a part of succeeding in it. But zero? That is the definition of failure.


Oh, damn, did I just imply Zero was a Jewish name? This crap is so difficult to keep straight.

In Baltimore high schools, I would guess they know this kind of stuff. Probably learned it in math class.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 20, 2019 12:22 AM (sy5kK)

464 fremont street is the only place i've ever seen a shit stained g-string.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 20, 2019 12:23 AM (KP5rU)

465 444 So, did Don Lemon say fromunda cheese or not?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 12:13 AM (PUmDY)

So, did Don Lemon eat the fromunda cheese, or not?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 20, 2019 12:24 AM (sy5kK)

466 But they have the loosest slots!

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 12:25 AM (PUmDY)

467 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 20, 2019 12:19 AM (lVJPV)

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That article is bananas, and it shows how far off-track the Left has gotten.

Salon fancies itself a sophisticated lefty publication... they would have been embarrassed to publish that insanely hateful screed, even when Hil-dawg was calling us deplorable.

This is a time when they need to force the mask back on, strap it down tightly, and pretend to care about Trump voters.

Instead, they call them anti-American terrorists.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 20, 2019 12:25 AM (5aX2M)

468 So, did Don Lemon say fromunda cheese or not?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 12:13 AM (PUmDY)



So, did Don Lemon eat the fromunda cheese, or not?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 20, 2019 12:24 AM (sy5kK)

Don lemon IS fromunda cheese.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 20, 2019 12:26 AM (9Om/r)

469 342

@KamalaHarris
We must speak this truth: the very foundation of our country was built on the backs of enslaved people.



Kamala Harris is a shitstain on humanity.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 20, 2019 12:26 AM (sy5kK)

470 213 Atlanta used to have City owned gas, but it was deregulated and farmed out to private providers.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 10:48 PM (PUmDY)

Providers of what? ("Provider" must be destroyed before it destroys the English grammar and vocabulary provider.

Posted by: Comment Provider at August 20, 2019 12:27 AM (WDnN1)

471

Did Jewels get her chest burster sedated?

Posted by: Cabeza Fromage at August 20, 2019 12:27 AM (rNypa)

472 Is it difficult to evict Section 8 tenants?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 11:23 PM (PUmDY)


In many places it's impossible to evict ANY tenants.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 20, 2019 12:27 AM (lVJPV)

473 I think he stuck it up his victim's nose.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 12:27 AM (PUmDY)

474 Did you ever hear people call her "Opal"? Then there are people who call Mike Huckabee "Hucklebee." Limbaugh (as in Rush) is "Limbo." People drive me crazy.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 20, 2019 12:08 AM (13CQC)


I don't blame you Balonday.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 20, 2019 12:27 AM (A2L5A)

475
I'm against public schools. They are the biggest waste of money there is and only getting worse every year. They don't do their basic job of teaching kids the 3 Rs .

Sure they do.

Racism
Racism
Racism

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 20, 2019 12:28 AM (aKsyK)

476 But they have the loosest slots!

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 12:25 AM

That's not how I spell it.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at August 20, 2019 12:29 AM (ju9gW)

477 464 fremont street is the only place i've ever seen a shit stained g-string.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 20, 2019 12:23 AM (KP5rU)

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You're just not frequenting the right truck stops.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 20, 2019 12:29 AM (amw5z)

478 later, morons. be well.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 20, 2019 12:29 AM (KP5rU)

479 Did Jewels get her chest burster sedated?
Posted by: Cabeza Fromage at August 20, 2019 12:27 AM (rNypa)

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Just went to the ER a few hours ago. Probably still in there.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 20, 2019 12:30 AM (5aX2M)

480 Remember the Burns Casino on the Simpsons?

"Loosest craps in town!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2019 12:31 AM (L2ZTs)

481 This is a time when they need to force the mask back on, strap it down tightly, and pretend to care about Trump voters.

Instead, they call them anti-American terrorists.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 20, 2019 12:25 AM (5aX2M)


Maybe they figured that the premise is so insanely preposterous that it couldn't do any damage since no one would take it seriously, anyway.

I mean, it made me laugh.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 20, 2019 12:31 AM (lVJPV)

482 @KamalaHarris
We must speak this truth: the very foundation of our country was built on the backs of enslaved people.

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For Christ's sake, give it a fucking rest.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 20, 2019 12:31 AM (amw5z)

483 123 Glen Campbell is a heck of a guitar player. He could play The William Tell Overture holding the guitar behind his head.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 19, 2019 10:28 PM (uL22A)



I heard he has dementia. Is he still alive?

Posted by: ALH




He died a few months ago.

Posted by: Puddleglum, job huntin' at August 19, 2019 10:37 PM (Qt2ya)

I don't know if he had any dirt on me, but you can't be too careful these days.

Posted by: Hillary at August 20, 2019 12:31 AM (YqRSA)

484 477: that was on the street. place is fucked. i've been in cleaner truck stops.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 20, 2019 12:31 AM (KP5rU)

485 I am disappointed in the Horde !

Why can't you get it ?

LOLGFF !

Posted by: Somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 20, 2019 12:32 AM (Bh6pi)

486 "fiduciaries buying every piece of crap without due diligence, regulators watching porn all day"

Tens of thousands of pension and retirement funds around the world are still propped up by the myth that they can invest, and get a consistent real annual return of 7%.

Then along come fund salesmen, who wine and dine the rubes who are stuck running those pensions. The salesmen promise impossible rates of return, hire whores to entice the marks, and nobody reads the prospectuses. The dopes buy the sh!t, and the bosses of the dopes pat them on the head, and give them raises on top of their six-figure salaries.

When was the last time you saw the SEC mentioned in a news article? It's been years since I've heard anything about them. Their website is still up, so that's something I guess.

Anybody who buys stock at the top of a ten year rally needs their heads examined. Anybody who buys bonds from a govt indebted by $24 trillion dollars must be coocoo for cocoa puffs.

Posted by: gp at August 20, 2019 12:33 AM (mk9aG)

487 Trumpentwatters amusing again. SCARAMUCCI!, again, and some self-directed humor about Greenland.


Also, he spoke with Boris Johnson. Brussels should have zero leverage if everyone plays their part. There already seems to be a revving up of the panic-mongering, has a very desperate odor to it. Which is marvelous.


Posted by: rhomboid at August 20, 2019 12:33 AM (QDnY+)

488 @KamalaHarris

We must speak this truth: the very foundation of our country was built on the backs of enslaved people.




Well then, move the fuck out and don't let the door hit you in your jizz dripping ass

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 20, 2019 12:33 AM (9Om/r)

489

Glad she went to the ER.

Posted by: Cabeza Fromage at August 20, 2019 12:34 AM (xHYal)

490 Jeffrey Epstein worth only about 600 million . I say only because his lifestyle was like he had six billion.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 20, 2019 12:34 AM (2DOZq)

491
Well then, move the fuck out and don't let the door hit you in your jizz dripping ass
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 20, 2019 12:33 AM (9Om/r)


to be accurate, it was her jizz-dripping mouth.

Posted by: Willie Brown Jr at August 20, 2019 12:35 AM (sy5kK)

492 Did she really say/tweet that?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 12:35 AM (PUmDY)

493 490 Jeffrey Epstein worth only about 600 million . I say only because his lifestyle was like he had six billion.
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 20, 2019 12:34 AM (2DOZq)


So the payback when blackmailing the world's leaders is about ten to one, then.


Nice return. Gotta sell your soul, but hey, details.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 20, 2019 12:36 AM (sy5kK)

494 Actually, Kamala is onto something here.

The U.S. slave market is at rock bottom.

Now is the time to BUY!


/snrk

*ritual self denounciation*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 20, 2019 12:36 AM (QzJWU)

495 I heard it was only (!) $450 million. It all goes to his brother in theory, but it's been seized by the government and his brother will probably never see a cent.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at August 20, 2019 12:36 AM (ju9gW)

496
I don't blame you Balonday.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob

======

Hello, Cannonball. Hannibal. Cannabis.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 20, 2019 12:36 AM (13CQC)

497 Posted by: Willie Brown Jr at August 20, 2019 12:35 AM (sy5kK)

I'm betting every orifice had drippage

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 20, 2019 12:37 AM (aA3+G)

498 Hello night owls. If you've been voting for Arlo thank you. Last night of the contest. He is in the lead. You can get in on it still if you like. Number 2 is an Orange County rescue so they may make a late push with the Pacific time zone.

https://tinyurl.com/vote-for-Arlo

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 20, 2019 12:37 AM (vrfMC)

499 494 Actually, Kamala is onto something here.

The U.S. slave market is at rock bottom.

Now is the time to BUY!


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Those damn John Deere combines knocked the bottom right out of the market.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 20, 2019 12:37 AM (amw5z)

500 Oh, damn, did I just imply Zero was a Jewish name? This crap is so difficult to keep straight.






Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 20, 2019 12:22 AM (sy5kK)

Nah, you were showing it some affection.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 20, 2019 12:38 AM (NMAzL)

501 16 Well, looks like Tommy Tuberville has gone full Rino. Hired Zuckerburg's pro-amnesty consultant for his campaign for the Alabama Senate seat.

Asshole.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 19, 2019 10:04 PM (pUDQf)

Mo needs to up his game and get some name recognition down state. Huntsville alone isn't going to get him the nomination.

Posted by: Fox2! at August 20, 2019 12:38 AM (MwFQu)

502 "Did she really say/tweet that?" Any US public school teacher will tell you the exact same thing.

Posted by: gp at August 20, 2019 12:39 AM (mk9aG)

503 On a happier note, me and my beloved are celebrating our 20th year of bliss; She at home in SC and I in Paducah KY. Maybe that's why we have such a blissful marriage.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at August 20, 2019 12:39 AM (AF/eX)

504 Goodnight all, thanks for the chat tonight.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 20, 2019 12:39 AM (L2ZTs)

505 495 I heard it was only (!) $450 million. It all goes to his brother in theory, but it's been seized by the government and his brother will probably never see a cent.
Posted by: Rusty Nail at August 20, 2019 12:36 AM (ju9gW)

Fox has story that he filed a will just days before he died and put all his assets in a trust.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 20, 2019 12:39 AM (2DOZq)

506
When was the last time you saw the SEC mentioned in a news article? It's been years since I've heard anything about them. Their website is still up, so that's something I guess.


Posted by: gp at August 20, 2019 12:33 AM (mk9aG)


It is usually some small group of a few people that get caught insider trading, mainly because they repeat it and get greedy.

But the whales? No, they are ignored.

Oh, and members of Congress can legally insider trade as much as they want to. Next to being a phantom partner on a real estate development deal, this is the most common way those Congresscritters enrich themselves.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 20, 2019 12:41 AM (sy5kK)

507 Fox has story that he filed a will just days before he died and put all his assets in a trust.
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at

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It makes sense if you're about to cack yourself.

It also makes sense if you know someone is trying to cack you.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 20, 2019 12:41 AM (5aX2M)

508
Those damn John Deere combines knocked the bottom right out of the market.
Posted by: Cicero
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McCormick. A Scot, naturally. Parsimonious bastards.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2019 12:42 AM (vfOIM)

509 Slavery didn't build this country but it almost destroyed it and its not finished trying to complete the job.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 20, 2019 12:43 AM (2DOZq)

510 494 Actually, Kamala is onto something here.

The U.S. slave market is at rock bottom.

Now is the time to BUY!


/snrk

*ritual self denounciation*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Jim, you owe me a beer and/or a keyboard.

Warn someone next time!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 20, 2019 12:43 AM (sy5kK)

511 Tuberville was one of Coach Nick Sagan's terminations.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 12:43 AM (PUmDY)

512 Probably the first.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 12:44 AM (PUmDY)

513 @KamalaHarris

We must speak this truth: the very foundation of our country was built on the backs of enslaved people.


LOL.

Manual labor is not the foundation of any advanced society. It's just labor that is replaceable by every Tom, Dick and Harry.

And Western slavery was really nothing compared to the Indian caste system. It's not even in the same league. Imagine that people were classified as "Untouchable", and there was absolutely no way around that. "Untouchable" ... forever ... even the concept boggles the mind.

Kamala needs to go throw herself on some dead man's funeral pyre. Any dead man will do.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 20, 2019 12:44 AM (lVJPV)

514 Well, looks like Tommy Tuberville has gone full Rino. Hired Zuckerburg's pro-amnesty consultant for his campaign for the Alabama Senate seat.

Asshole.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at August 19, 2019 10:04 PM (pUDQf)

Mo needs to up his game and get some name recognition down state. Huntsville alone isn't going to get him the nomination.
Posted by: Fox2! at August 20, 2019 12:38 AM (MwFQu)

Is Tuberville anywhere near Hooterville? Sounds like a great town to to raise spuds in.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 20, 2019 12:44 AM (a72/q)

515 The self-flagellation will continue until morale improves.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 20, 2019 12:44 AM (amw5z)

516 Saban

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 12:45 AM (PUmDY)

517 I so miss seeing if I made the top tens.

I've got an ISP that switches my address every day so I never get the credit I deserve!!!!

Yeah. I know. Cry you a river.

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at August 20, 2019 12:45 AM (cxIsI)

518 Slavery was a Cotton Pickin' shame.


/bumpersticker

*ritual self denounciation*




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 20, 2019 12:45 AM (QzJWU)

519
Our teachers, nay, EDUCATORS, are martyrs who sacrifice everything for the betterment of our kids, and they'll be the first to let you know it.

Did you know teachers buy school supplies using THEIR OWN MONEY? It's true.

It's like Auschwitz all over again.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 20, 2019 12:18 AM (amw5z)

I love hearing teachers whine about buying school supplies with their own money. As if people in different jobs and trades don't do this CONSTANTLY.

In the military, officers pay for their own uniforms.

Posted by: Comment Provider at August 20, 2019 12:45 AM (WDnN1)

520
Jeffrey Epstein worth only about 600 million

That little maggot had his own jet airplane
That little maggot was a billionaire

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 20, 2019 12:46 AM (aKsyK)

521 Kamala needs to go throw herself on some dead man's funeral pyre. Any dead man will do.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 20, 2019 12:44 AM (lVJPV)

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I'll make an exception in this one instance.

Posted by: Charles James Napier at August 20, 2019 12:46 AM (amw5z)

522 "get caught insider trading, "

I actually think insider trading is a GOOD thing for markets, because those traders are acting on REAL info, not marketing fluff written by scammers.

I'm talking about the packaging of worthless crap, sold to "fiduciaries" (lazy bribed suckers) who have no choice but to buy it, because it is the only way they can pretend to make their _impossible_ return goals.

Posted by: gp at August 20, 2019 12:46 AM (mk9aG)

523 That Salon article is the most insane projection from the Left I've seen so far.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 20, 2019 12:46 AM (2DOZq)

524 What sucks about switching names is not remembering to change it back.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 20, 2019 12:46 AM (WDnN1)

525 DO MY MARGINS LOOK BLOWN?

Posted by: April D. Ryan at August 20, 2019 12:48 AM (FTPVM)

526 "That Salon article" I gave up on Salon years ago. It's Hate Whitey 24/7/365. They don't even pretend to make sense anymore. Nobody hates whites like white progressives do.

Posted by: gp at August 20, 2019 12:49 AM (mk9aG)

527 That Salon article is the most insane projection from the Left I've seen so far.
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 20, 2019 12:46 AM (2DOZq)

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Right? That guy is through the looking glass.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 20, 2019 12:49 AM (5aX2M)

528 The US and England single handedly put a despicable practice off limits to the majority of the world.

No where in history had this been done.

It was fortunate that the Industrial age and the Steam Age following by the 4-cycle and Diesel engine was right on their heels.

Without all the labor saving implements, inventions and because of nationally distributed electric power we would probably still have some form of slavery.

Slavery served a purpose which is why it was universally practiced for thousands of years all over the world; Cheap labor/work.

It only continues to exist in Muslim countries because they're retarded mentally and emotionally. And also economically.

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at August 20, 2019 12:49 AM (cxIsI)

529 Who was the NJ Governor who paid the Clintons and didn't get prosecuted?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 12:50 AM (PUmDY)

530 498 Hello night owls. If you've been voting for Arlo thank you. Last night of the contest. He is in the lead. You can get in on it still if you like. Number 2 is an Orange County rescue so they may make a late push with the Pacific time zone.

https://tinyurl.com/vote-for-Arlo
Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 20, 2019 12:37 AM (vrfMC)

Voted for Arlo.

Posted by: Fox2! at August 20, 2019 12:50 AM (MwFQu)

531 Slavery served a purpose which is why it was universally practiced for thousands of years all over the world; Cheap labor/work.

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Slavery gave the Spartans plenty of time for cornholing the younger set.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 20, 2019 12:51 AM (amw5z)

532
Anybody who buys stock at the top of a ten year rally needs their heads examined. Anybody who buys bonds from a govt indebted by $24 trillion dollars must be coocoo for cocoa puffs.
Posted by: gp at August 20, 2019 12:33 AM (mk9aG)

Are you a prophet? How do you know for sure it is the top of a ten year rally?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 20, 2019 12:51 AM (WDnN1)

533 Knopfler is playing here soon

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 12:51 AM (PUmDY)

534 Years of careful observation has proved to me that nobody knows anything about what's going to happen in the stock market.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 20, 2019 12:52 AM (amw5z)

535 "Are you a prophet? How do you know for sure it is the top of a ten year rally?" I don't! Keep on buying, be my guest!

Posted by: gp at August 20, 2019 12:53 AM (mk9aG)

536 Who was the NJ Governor who paid the Clintons and didn't get prosecuted?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 12:50 AM (PUmDY)


Corzine. He just decided to take some client's cash to cover his personal bets with ... no big deal. If he has a bad day at the track his clients just knew that they were going to have to make up the difference. But that was the price of being in business with the famous John Corzine.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 20, 2019 12:53 AM (lVJPV)

537
That miserable Kathleen Blanco who was supposed to be a governor but who went on t.v. and cried at the very moment people needed her leadership during Hurricane Katrina has died. I hope she's forced to watch clips of herself 24/7 until George Bush gets there and slaps her face.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 20, 2019 12:53 AM (13CQC)

538 ...Years of careful observation has proved to me that nobody knows anything about what's going to happen in the stock market.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 20, 2019 12:52 AM (amw5z)



Bullshit.

I just rolled everything into Enron and Solyndra. Watch me roll, brah!

What, no?

*kicks rock, watches fortune swirl the the drain, ow*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 20, 2019 12:55 AM (QzJWU)

539 "nobody knows anything about what's going to happen in the stock market." An excellent reason to go long!

Posted by: gp at August 20, 2019 12:55 AM (mk9aG)

540 Our fiat money system (system? Hah) has to have new investors to keep it afloat. Luckily there are so many rich that they need to park their money somewhere or the entire financial edifice would come tumbling down.
Some keep claiming it will eventually fail but I disagree. Too many self interested actors. However an accident (like when the new algorithms screwed up Wall street) or some other mistake could unbalance the whole thing and that could mean trouble. Or more likely some foreigners get together to destabilize it and succeed but then find out they can't replace it fast enough and that too many people won't buy into their new system and it fails and we're all back to the iron age in an instant. (looking at you Russia and China!)

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at August 20, 2019 12:56 AM (cxIsI)

541 Primordial, I remember being somewhat shocked Corzine didn't get prosecuted.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 12:56 AM (PUmDY)

542 It was like me going to Vegas with my escrow account.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 12:58 AM (PUmDY)

543 Well, I pulled a good one today. Up at the neighbor's place, sitting at the kitchen table, having a beer. My cellphone bleats, so I fish it out of my pocket, flip it open, and say, "hello." Silence on the line. "Who am I talking to?"

Male voice with Paki accent: "This is mumble-mumble. Would you like to have your furnace inspected and your ducts cleaned today?" Me: "I don't have a furnace or ducts to clean." (true: hot water heat) Paki voice: "Then how do you be heating your house in winter?" Me: "I have this little atomic pile in the basement. Keeps the house nice and cozy. And if I feel a little chilly, I just go into the basement, and warm my hands over the pile." Silence for a moment, then: "Oh, you are bullshitting me. Good day, Sir!" Hangs up.

Four witnesses!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 20, 2019 12:58 AM (a72/q)

544 332 Is it difficult to evict Section 8 tenants?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 19, 2019 11:23 PM (PUmDY)

There are good and not so good aspects of section 8. They at least screen the tenants for felonies and past evictions. The money is consistent. You do have more paperwork, there are certain restrictions and requirements, and evictions have a very complicated due process system. You probably need an attorney to help with it.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at August 20, 2019 12:58 AM (EZWNE)

545 I sold when I had a double off the 2009 bottom. (All I traded was VTI.) I took my profits and used them to repair the masonry of my ancient house. Brick layers are extraordinarily expensive. Do I wish I held on longer? Sure! But no way am I getting back in now!!

Posted by: gp at August 20, 2019 12:59 AM (mk9aG)

546 Corzine was too big to jail.

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at August 20, 2019 12:59 AM (cxIsI)

547 Years of careful observation has proved to me that nobody knows anything about what's going to happen in the stock market.
Posted by: Cicero
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We do...really, we think we do. Trust us, automated trading knows what's going on.

Posted by: Financial Institutions AI Trading Software at August 20, 2019 12:59 AM (vfOIM)

548 Times a million.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 01:00 AM (PUmDY)

549 535 "Are you a prophet? How do you know for sure it is the top of a ten year rally?" I don't! Keep on buying, be my guest!
Posted by: gp at August 20, 2019 12:53 AM (mk9aG)

I'll do so, dollar cost averaging. Because neither you nor I know what way the market will go. Nor anyone else.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 20, 2019 01:00 AM (WDnN1)

550 540 Our fiat money system (system? Hah) has to have new investors to keep it afloat

Some people just have a hard time with money existing solely as a medium of exchange, and nothing else.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 20, 2019 01:02 AM (WDnN1)

551 "Luckily there are so many rich that they need to park their money somewhere"

Luckily the govt is creating money out of literally nothing, which needs to be parked, and the stock market is the big parking lot. That's why you have DJIA > 26000 right now. It can't last forever.

Posted by: gp at August 20, 2019 01:02 AM (mk9aG)

552 Big broker houses manipulate the market in their favor. When they get too greedy or panic is when they screw the rest of us and cause the market to tank. I've said before that they repeatedly create self fulfilling prophecies.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 20, 2019 01:02 AM (2DOZq)

553 539 "nobody knows anything about what's going to happen in the stock market." An excellent reason to go long!
Posted by: gp at August 20, 2019 12:55 AM (mk9aG)

Yep, and I'm glad that at least in some respects I did go long. Now for better luck in the civilian employment market...

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 20, 2019 01:03 AM (WDnN1)

554 I've put it all in Government Backed Bonds in Government Managed Nevada Brothels.

I mean, how can they lose?


/sucker



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 20, 2019 01:04 AM (QzJWU)

555 And then over here you got your Illuminati and Bilderbergers...

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 20, 2019 01:04 AM (amw5z)

556
Four witnesses!
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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Caller: "You have won a vacation at Myrtle Beach!"

Me: "I would pay money to stay away from Myrtle Beach."

Caller: "Oh...well, you have the option of the mountains in North Carolina."

Me: " I live in the mountains of North Carolina."

Caller: "Uh....."

Me: "Goodbye."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2019 01:05 AM (vfOIM)

557 "I'll do so, dollar cost averaging. Because neither you nor I know what way the market will go. Nor anyone else."

Go for it! Nothing says "sound strategy" better than "nobody knows anything." If you're young, and America doesn't collapse, you'll be fine.

Posted by: gp at August 20, 2019 01:05 AM (mk9aG)

558 Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 20, 2019 12:37 AM (vrfMC)

Voted for Arlo.
Posted by: Fox2! at August 20, 2019 12:50 AM (MwFQu)


me too.

not pound me too.

just me too.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 20, 2019 01:07 AM (sy5kK)

559 I would be under the jail if I did that shit.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 01:08 AM (PUmDY)

560 Caller: "you have been selected to receive a special closeout offer on the most energy efficient windows on the market!"

Me: "I live in a refrigerator box. How many windows you think it will take?"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 20, 2019 01:08 AM (amw5z)

561 Thanks for putting up with me tonite, fellow morons!

73
QRT

Posted by: gp at August 20, 2019 01:09 AM (mk9aG)

562 YD......what's wrong?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 20, 2019 01:09 AM (/UQ/R)

563 Weekly commenter stats for week of 8-18-2019



Jobs Americans just wont do.

Posted by: Miklos Drysdale, PR shill for the Chamber of Commenting Commerce Bank of Beverly Hills at August 20, 2019 01:12 AM (QzkSJ)

564 Sorry...went back up. Jewels is in ER?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 20, 2019 01:13 AM (/UQ/R)

565 wds, did you tour the Missouri at Pearl Harbor?



Posted by: rhomboid at August 20, 2019 01:15 AM (QDnY+)

566
Phone rings at my friends' house, John and Mary Smith.

Mary: "Hello."

Insinuating voice: "Hello, may I speak to MISTER Smith?"

Mary (annoyed as hell at the notion that she doesn't make any financial decisions in the house): "He's not allowed to come to the phone!" >slam<

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 20, 2019 01:16 AM (13CQC)

567 Hi WDS! Yes, what's up with Jewells?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 20, 2019 01:17 AM (NMAzL)

568 The call is coming from inside the house!

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 01:18 AM (PUmDY)

569 Personally, I have no problem with unbacked currency being a medium of exchange.

But if that's what's really going on then some changes need to be made to make the system a bit safer and fairer.

But that's not going to happen due to who "profits" from the current system.

Also it requires "faith" that the value will remain stable.

When something makes it go shit whacky, everything becomes questionable.


Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at August 20, 2019 01:18 AM (cxIsI)

570 Insinuating voice: "Hello, may I speak to MISTER Smith?"



Mary (annoyed as hell at the notion that she doesn't make any
financial decisions in the house): "He's not allowed to come to the
phone!" >slam<

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 20, 2019 01:16 AM (13CQC)

"I identify as MISTER Smith."

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at August 20, 2019 01:19 AM (NMAzL)

571 When a Stranger Calls was a really scary movie.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 01:20 AM (PUmDY)

572 When something makes it go shit whacky, everything becomes questionable.

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at August 20, 2019 01:18 AM (cxIsI)

Truth. 'Shit Whacky' is not a good thing to experience. Ask the western empire Romans around the beginning of the 4th century.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 20, 2019 01:21 AM (gmtFW)

573
Truth. 'Shit Whacky' is not a good thing to experience. Ask the western empire Romans around the beginning of the 4th century.
Posted by: Aetius451AD
---------

You know else was Shit Wacky?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2019 01:24 AM (vfOIM)

574 People that think there is no knowing the Stock Market, fail to understand the demorats passed laws that make their insider trading legal.

Posted by: ron n. at August 20, 2019 01:27 AM (om5HK)

575 Phone rings:

*deep distorted bass voice distortion box*

"This is Satan. Deliver me your soul if you wish to speak."

*caller hangs up*


"Do Not Call" list?

Yeah, they're weak and ineffectual.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 20, 2019 01:27 AM (QzJWU)

576 Ha!

I like the PJW video, LA is a shithole.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 20, 2019 01:27 AM (DXtUo)

577 Have you checked the children?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 01:28 AM (PUmDY)

578 What's going on with Jewels?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2019 01:29 AM (vfOIM)

579 The Cucks did nothing to fight insider trading.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 01:32 AM (PUmDY)

580 This is about the hour when the usual suspects are rounded up.

Posted by: Captain Miklos Rick-Renault at August 20, 2019 01:33 AM (QzkSJ)

581 Phone rings:

*deep distorted bass voice distortion box*

"This is Satan. Deliver me your soul if you wish to speak."


The Bombay Centre has gotten better.

Posted by: Miklos, an 82 year old prime victim old lady type at August 20, 2019 01:36 AM (QzkSJ)

582 I am sure PDT is gaming the system some, but not like the worthless Clintons.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 01:37 AM (PUmDY)

583 I felt it was my job, at times, to keep Telemarketers on the phone for as long as possible. It entertained me and it kept them from calling you.

I don't believe there was anything very "memorable" about the humor. It was just a series of stupid questions and frustrated answers.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 20, 2019 01:37 AM (Ckg4U)

584 Jewells went to the ER because she was feeling chest pains and was very fatigued.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at August 20, 2019 01:38 AM (bmdz3)

585 Jiminy Christmas... *prayers-up* for Jewells45.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 20, 2019 01:40 AM (Ckg4U)

586 The Bombay Centre has gotten better.
Posted by: Miklos
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The competition from New Delhi is intense. Dark horse: Calcutta

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2019 01:41 AM (vfOIM)

587 I almost think Ryan and McConnell are worse. You knew what you were getting with the Clintons.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 01:42 AM (PUmDY)

588 Think it's a coincidence that the only new restaurants moving into Minneapolis are Chick Fil As?

Posted by: Ree at August 20, 2019 01:42 AM (TSjzP)

589 I liked the Cream video, but damn, the camera work really sucked (for example, a close-up on the bass strings while Clapton soloed).

Posted by: RTW at August 20, 2019 01:44 AM (jJlJu)

590 The competition from New Delhi is intense. Dark horse: Calcutta
Posted by: Mike Hammer,


profit center>cost center>black hole

Posted by: Miklos, who would be King at August 20, 2019 01:44 AM (QzkSJ)

591 Trump doesn't game the system, he beat it the old fashioned way.

And that is what drives the Socialists and related trash crazy.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 20, 2019 01:46 AM (+JS0o)

592 Yeah, she was feeling chest pains, everyone told her to go to the ER, so she did. Hopefully just gas or something, but better safe than sorry.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 20, 2019 01:46 AM (5aX2M)

593 profit center>cost center>call center>black hole
Posted by: Miklos,

Edited

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2019 01:46 AM (vfOIM)

594 I agree wholeheartedly, but all Clintons and Obama have is peddling influence

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 01:48 AM (PUmDY)

595 Yeah, she was feeling chest pains, everyone told her to go to the ER, so she did. Hopefully just gas or something, but better safe than sorry.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice
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Hopefully.

Two months ago, a guy I know was in the same situation. Had to be urged to call the EMT's. It was an aortic dissection. They had him on the table within 30 minutes after he got to the hospital.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2019 01:50 AM (vfOIM)

596
"I identify as MISTER Smith."
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess

======

"Ah, yes, well then, Mister Smith, just calling to wish you good health!" *click*

Posted by: Blonde Morticia's phone at August 20, 2019 01:51 AM (SeIE0)

597 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2019 01:50 AM (vfOIM)

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If they move you right from triage to a room instead of making you wait for an eternity, you know you're in trouble.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 20, 2019 01:54 AM (5aX2M)

598 I am sure PDT is setting himself up to be successful from his Presidency, but not like obamas/Clintons from whom influence iis all they can offer.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 01:54 AM (PUmDY)

599 Is she ok?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 01:56 AM (PUmDY)

600 I am sure PDT is setting himself up to be successful from his Presidency, but not like obamas/Clintons from whom influence iis all they can offer.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 01:54 AM (PUmDY)

He was already successful. Banging a super-model is not successful?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 20, 2019 01:56 AM (a72/q)

601 Edited
Posted by: Mike Hammer,

I am so happy to be understanding.

*I would link to the famous video of Trump dancing as a victorious warrior, but it seems to have been de-yuutoobed*

Posted by: Miklos, dancing like this at August 20, 2019 01:57 AM (QzkSJ)

602 560 Caller: "you have been selected to receive a special closeout offer on the most energy efficient windows on the market!"

Me: "I live in a refrigerator box. How many windows you think it will take?"


"My neighbor with the two-bedroom tent is probably a better candidate. Here's his number..."

Posted by: JEM at August 20, 2019 01:57 AM (8erNz)

603 That isn't what I am saying.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 01:58 AM (PUmDY)

604 "I identify as MISTER Smith."
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess


You crazy kids.

"never fear, Smith is here"

Posted by: Danger Will Miklos-Robinson at August 20, 2019 01:59 AM (QzkSJ)

605 Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 01:54 AM (PUmDY)

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VDH has always pointed out that indispensable men are hated; they possess characteristics that are undesirable in normal circumstances, they come to power because of extraordinary circumstances requiring extraordinary measures, and once they're no longer needed, they're pushed aside and forgotten as quickly as possible.

Trump will be lucky to die without being reviled by his lessers.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 20, 2019 02:01 AM (5aX2M)

606 That isn't what I am saying.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 01:58 AM (PUmDY)

My point is, he was already yuuugely successful. He had wealth prestige, a lovely wife, great kids, and everybody liked and respected him. He has given up a lot to be POTUS.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 20, 2019 02:01 AM (a72/q)

607
If they move you right from triage to a room instead of making you wait for an eternity, you know you're in trouble.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice
--------

When I came to (Where the hell am I? Who are these people?), they were jamming a tube up my nose. I remember asking them to wait until later to do it. That's the last thing I remember until I was 'wakened' the next day in the ICU by some guy in a lab coat, for some reason showing me pictures of some of my internals.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2019 02:02 AM (vfOIM)

608 587 I almost think Ryan and McConnell are worse. You knew what you were getting with the Clintons.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 01:42 AM (PUmDY)

Agreed. Clintons are pond scum and hold their heads high.

Pauli is anything to anybody, as long as he gets paid.

In fact, I admire the Clintons for being such blantant criminals and rubbing in our faces.

It takes real balls to do that.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 20, 2019 02:03 AM (+JS0o)

609 If they move you right from triage to a room instead of making you wait for an eternity, you know you're in trouble.

It was of course many years ago, back when surgeons operated with honed pieces of flint and and phlebotomists still carried bags of leeches, but my mother came home from shopping to find my father (who'd had open-heart surgery nine years ago) slouched in a living-room chair barely breathing.

Ambulance, intensive care, then at 1AM the heart valve put in years before, failed. Fortunately he was wired to the wazoo and well attended.

The surgeon who'd worked on him the first time was dragged out of bed and they operated until daylight. He got a few more years out of that.

Posted by: JEM at August 20, 2019 02:04 AM (8erNz)

610 Well, time for me to hit the sack. I am almost done my transmission job, finally. Just have to bolt in the driveshaft, and skid plate, and fill the transfer case and transmission with fluid, and it should be ready to road test. If it can even move itself, I guess.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 20, 2019 02:04 AM (a72/q)

611 VDH has always pointed out that indispensable men are hated; they possess characteristics that are undesirable in normal circumstances, they come to power because of extraordinary circumstances requiring extraordinary measures, and once they're no longer needed, they're pushed aside and forgotten as quickly as possible.
----------

They threw Churchill out of office, after he had saved western civilization. That may be an overstatement, but not much of one.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2019 02:04 AM (vfOIM)

612 PDT could have just bankrolled the Clintons and been very successful. I am very appreciative he didn't do that.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 02:06 AM (PUmDY)

613 Personally, I have no problem with unbacked currency being a medium of exchange.

But if that's what's really going on then some changes need to be made to make the system a bit safer and fairer.

But that's not going to happen due to who "profits" from the current system.

Also it requires "faith" that the value will remain stable.

When something makes it go shit whacky, everything becomes questionable.


Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at August 20, 2019 01:18 AM (cxIsI)


Yep. Nothing wrong with fiat currency. In fact, it's the best type of currency (when done correctly). But the fault for screwing up the dollar doesn't really sit with the Fed. It was Congress that screwed everything up by taking the Fed off of its actual job - maintaining the integrity of the dollar (value stability). When Congress gave the Fed the dual mandate that included "full employment", which the Fed has no business even considering ... that was all she wrote. Nothing was going to save the dollar after that.

Sure, while we were on the gold standard we didn't have to worry about this sort of stuff because the Fed was so highly restricted by the requirement for physical gold in order to print money ... but even off the gold standard it would have been very possible to have the Fed do a decent job. But once Congress laid that dual mandate in the Fed's lap the die was cast. That was all Congress' fault. Period. And it was easily known to have been a totally retarded idea from the very start. The dollar is cut away from gold and right afterwards the Fed is given total carte blanche to do anything it wants. Anything. But, that's Congress for you.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 20, 2019 02:06 AM (lVJPV)

614 VDH has always pointed out that indispensable men are hated; they possess characteristics that are undesirable in normal circumstances, they come to power because of extraordinary circumstances requiring extraordinary measures, and once they're no longer needed, they're pushed aside and forgotten as quickly as possible.
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They threw Churchill out of office, after he had saved western civilization. That may be an overstatement, but not much of one.
Posted by: Mike Hammer


"The system, that sustains itself, is one in which even bad people have incentives to do the right thing, even for the wrong reasons."

Posted by: Miklos, with accurate quote from Uncle Milty at August 20, 2019 02:09 AM (QzkSJ)

615 They threw Churchill out of office, after he had saved western civilization. That may be an overstatement, but not much of one.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2019 02:04 AM (vfOIM)

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Good example.

I figure Patton would have been forced from the Army if he hadn't died. He was hated within moments of victory.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 20, 2019 02:09 AM (5aX2M)

616 "...That's the last thing I remember until I was 'wakened' the next day in the ICU by some guy in a lab coat, for some reason showing me pictures of some of my internals."
-Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2019 02:02 AM (vfOIM)

That's one of the Worst Things about being in a hospital.

-"We stuck a camera up your ass last night and were hoping you'd like to see the Slide-Show. By the way, there's a tube in your dick so don't make any sudden moves."

-I just want to sleep

-"Well, first we have to take some blood and you need to eat this and swallow these."

-I've been in nicer County Lockups.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 20, 2019 02:13 AM (Ckg4U)

617 They threw Churchill out of office



In the 60s and especially the 70s, they got what the asked for.


Good and hard.

Posted by: Miklos, referencing Mencken at August 20, 2019 02:13 AM (QzkSJ)

618 They threw Churchill out of office, after he had saved western civilization. That may be an overstatement, but not much of one.

Churchill knew as much, too. His 'Unity' government was not fighting the war to save France, or kill Nazis, or Save Democracy (TM), it was fighting the war to be free to implement the welfare state and the NHS. They were very open about this. Churchill may have derided this dude:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stafford_Cripps

as 'Sir Stifford Crapps' but in the end Cripps got away with his Russian-fluffing, right down to getting Attlee to sell Stalin the Nene turbojet that, translated into Cyrillic, would power the MiG-15.

Meanwhile FDR was all 'nyaah, nyaah, you thought we'd give this back?' about the Empire. The Brits, being even more exhausted and indebted than they were in 1919, couldn't do much.

Feckless Eden played his game at Suez but Eisenhower and especially Dulles thought (at that point) that Nasser's shit didn't stink. I guess the UAR had invented Febreze with a little Soviet help.

Posted by: JEM at August 20, 2019 02:14 AM (8erNz)

619 557 "I'll do so, dollar cost averaging. Because neither you nor I know what way the market will go. Nor anyone else."

Go for it! Nothing says "sound strategy" better than "nobody knows anything." If you're young, and America doesn't collapse, you'll be fine.
Posted by: gp at August 20, 2019 01:05 AM (mk9aG)

Well, seeing that you know absolutely everything, and are the SUPREME EXPERT at all things financial, why don't you tell me where the Dow, NASDAQ and the Wilshire 5000 are going to close one year from today down to the decimal point?

Your prophecy skills truly suck. I mean, if you actually employed them in the market, you wouldn't have to be a landlord...a job you hate, yet you do anyway. Hell, you could scrape together the change to buy some exotic island to live out the rest of you days as a bitter, angry old man who holds all of humanity in extreme contempt.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 20, 2019 02:16 AM (WDnN1)

620 *backs away*

*closes door*

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 20, 2019 02:18 AM (Ckg4U)

621 Churchill knew as much, too


Good Lord. Evelyn Waugh wrote entire novels about Bolshevism in His/Her majesty's Government long before the complete spy ring was exposed.

Posted by: Miklos, referencing Waugh at August 20, 2019 02:18 AM (QzkSJ)

622 Your prophecy skills truly suck. I mean, if you actually employed them in the market, you wouldn't have to be a landlord...a job you hate, yet you do anyway. Hell, you could scrape together the change to buy some exotic island to live out the rest of you days as a bitter, angry old man who holds all of humanity in extreme contempt.

The closest historical parallel to a potential breakup of the FAANGs would be the dissolution of the Bell monopoly, which made many people rich and many, many more (including my parents, and eventually me) more comfortable.

I look forward to seeing these oligopolies scattered to the four winds, I only hope they're not so much more powerful than was AT&T back in the day that they can avoid that fate.

Posted by: JEM at August 20, 2019 02:19 AM (8erNz)

623 Are the libs arguing that Anerica-hating Republicans are trying to change America back into something we hated less?

Posted by: cpurick at August 20, 2019 02:19 AM (7YrFp)

624 *backs away*

*closes door*
Posted by: Slapweasel

If it hit you on the way out, ain't because we didn't warn ya

Posted by: Miklos, True Son of Confederate Veteran at August 20, 2019 02:20 AM (QzkSJ)

625 Good Lord. Evelyn Waugh wrote entire novels about Bolshevism in His/Her majesty's Government long before the complete spy ring was exposed.

We had our own share of Reds. We dodged a bullet (well, more like several divisions of Red Army artillery) when Henry Wallace got turfed out for Truman.

Posted by: JEM at August 20, 2019 02:21 AM (8erNz)

626 Make America Grateful Again is a great message.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 02:22 AM (PUmDY)

627 scrape together the change to buy some exotic island to live out the rest of you days as a bitter, angry old man who holds all of humanity in extreme contempt.


I find this an appealing concept.

Timeshares, anyone?

Posted by: Miklos, thinking Diocletian, but more island-like at August 20, 2019 02:23 AM (QzkSJ)

628 I've been in nicer County Lockups.
Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 20, 2019 02:13 AM (Ckg4U)

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In Denver, our county jail isn't so bad. Our new city jail is actually pretty nice.

But the old one at 14th & Court... criminy. That place was a Soviet-style hellhole. Solid steel doors on tiny, filthy cells, with gunslit windows. The showers were open, in the middle of the cafeteria/phone areas, so you were either eating in front of naked inmates or showering in front of hungry, angry ones.

That place was designed by a sadist.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 20, 2019 02:23 AM (5aX2M)

629 627 scrape together the change to buy some exotic island to live out the rest of you days as a bitter, angry old man who holds all of humanity in extreme contempt.

I find this an appealing concept.

Timeshares, anyone?


Should we crowdsource a bid for Epstein's Rock? Or maybe Greenland?

Posted by: JEM at August 20, 2019 02:24 AM (8erNz)

630 The Squad would hate the Dead.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 02:25 AM (PUmDY)

631 But the old one at 14th & Court... criminy. That place was a Soviet-style hellhole.

"Would you like hair with that meatloaf? Pubic or rectal?"

Posted by: JEM at August 20, 2019 02:26 AM (8erNz)

632 "...But the old one at 14th & Court... criminy. That place was a Soviet-style hellhole. Solid steel doors on tiny, filthy cells, with gunslit windows. The showers were open, in the middle of the cafeteria/phone areas, so you were either eating in front of naked inmates or showering in front of hungry, angry ones.
That place was designed by a sadist.
"
-Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 20, 2019 02:23 AM (5aX2M)

^This^ Downtown Cleveland ain't no place to spend thirty days. I am happy that I was young, fit and stupid when I was getting-over the "adolescence".

Having a brain doesn't hurt, but people knowing that you can hurt them is important, as well. A lot of "Jokers" in there.

...they just want to watch the World Burn.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 20, 2019 02:28 AM (Ckg4U)

633 Which other States besides KY use "pokey" for jail?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 02:29 AM (PUmDY)

634 Should we crowdsource a bid for Epstein's Rock? Or maybe Greenland?
Posted by: JEM a

Croatia

Many islands

Legal age is half what is reasonable or likely for 29+ regardless of impressive c. 1900 moustache

Posted by: Miklos, Alexa, order more mustache wax at August 20, 2019 02:31 AM (QzkSJ)

635 633 Which other States besides KY use "pokey" for jail?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 02:29 AM (PUmDY)

Never hear 'pokey' here (except when I use it, but I like old slang.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 20, 2019 02:32 AM (gmtFW)

636 I've heard "pokey" on a few occasions, but I cannot remember the circumstances.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 20, 2019 02:33 AM (Ckg4U)

637 Big House is another.

In Stir.

Hoosegow.

The Clink.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 20, 2019 02:34 AM (gmtFW)

638 Slapweasel-


Next time you're "in" tell 'em you are with the Hungarian Magyar Mafia.

If they give you any trouble, I 'll call the Albanians.

But only as a last resort.

Posted by: Miklos, making Albanian Nationalist Supremacist Sekret Sighns at August 20, 2019 02:36 AM (QzkSJ)

639 -Posted by: Miklos, making Albanian Nationalist Supremacist Sekret Sighns at August 20, 2019 02:36 AM (QzkSJ)

I'll be sure to let them know... *HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 20, 2019 02:39 AM (Ckg4U)

640 Which other States besides KY use "pokey" for jail?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 02:29 AM (PUmDY)

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I think the Aussies call it that.

But we have the joint, the hoosegow, the lockup, the City Hotel, the graybar hotel, the clink, the pen, down the river, the slammer, the bin, and I'm sure many more I can't think of at the moment.

Americans have as many words for jail as Eskimos have for snow.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 20, 2019 02:41 AM (5aX2M)

641 Slammer

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 20, 2019 02:42 AM (Pu/Kw)

642 The Gray-Bar Hotel

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 20, 2019 02:43 AM (Ckg4U)

643 Aetius, I heard it in an mba class. I was crying from laughing so hard.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 02:43 AM (PUmDY)

644 The only time I can think of hearing Hoosegow was in Donovan's Reef (I need to watch that again. Elizabeth Allen was beautiful.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 20, 2019 02:45 AM (gmtFW)

645 Vote fraud found in california! Ilegal alien caught voting in sacramento california, gustafo lerma is being prosecuted for illegal voting by an illegal alien. He got caught voting for donald trump. In arizona they found and prosecuted a woman like ann the "man" coulter (sung to the tune lola "I know i'm a man and so is ann coulter") who voted twice for mitt romney in both utah and arizona. This after republican a.g. spent millions looking for illegal aliens who voted for democrats ;but this woman who voted for a republican was the only case they found to prosecute. Only 31 cases have been prosecuted from last 10 national elections mostly convicted felons voting republican! Trump voter fraud commission before it was disbannes after only finding republican voter fraud like in the 9th congress ion district in north carolina.

Posted by: raimondo at August 20, 2019 02:47 AM (qbF3R)

646 Which other States besides KY use "pokey" for jail?

"Do the Hokey-Pokey" was first recorded in 1947 by my Uncle Earl, based on the experiences he had as Sheriff, locking up my other Uncle Earl, who was the inspiration for the character "Otis" in the Andy Griffith Show.

Small world, as we call it.

Posted by: Miklos, everybody's second cousin once removed at August 20, 2019 02:48 AM (QzkSJ)

647 -Posted by: raimondo at August 20, 2019 02:47 AM (qbF3R)

It will be better after you get your medication, buddy. I don't even think they'll have to strap you down this time.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 20, 2019 02:49 AM (Ckg4U)

648 Is Earl a common slavic name?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 20, 2019 02:49 AM (gmtFW)

649 Oh yeah... "up north," but I've only heard that back east, not in Denver.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 20, 2019 02:49 AM (5aX2M)

650 Kind of like hearing 'Buford' is a common Japanese name.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 20, 2019 02:50 AM (gmtFW)

651 Going to share a funny joke I just saw on Twitter...

Keaton Patti - @KeatonPatti
Japan's fertility crisis is so bad that they only have Sour Patch Kid.

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 20, 2019 02:50 AM (Xqo6t)

652 647 I thought you would be happy voter fraud was found in california and an illegal alien to boot!

Posted by: raimondo at August 20, 2019 02:52 AM (qbF3R)

653 Hokey Pokey was a roller skating song in my yute.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 02:53 AM (PUmDY)

654 Japan's fertility crisis is so bad that they only have Sour Patch Kid.
Posted by: Serious Cat at August 20, 2019 02:50 AM (Xqo6t)

But any flavor of Kit Kat you can imagine. Strawberry Cheesecake was quite good, the Green Tea not so much.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 20, 2019 02:53 AM (gmtFW)

655 But we have . . . down the river

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 20, 2019 02:41 AM (5aX2M)


Now that all depends on where the prison is located from where you lived/tried and convicted. Case in point: Being sent to Sing Sing was being sent 'up the river' as it was on the Hudson River north of NYC, the locale from which many imprisoned criminals departed to serve time.

I always thought it was 'being sold down the river', a phrase related to slavery days.

Posted by: RickZ at August 20, 2019 02:54 AM (Y8PSl)

656 Slammer
Posted by: Mike Hammer

OK!!!!


Posted by: Sorority girls in Cancun who know what that means there at August 20, 2019 02:55 AM (QzkSJ)

657 "I thought you would be happy voter fraud was found in california and an illegal alien to boot!"
-Posted by: raimondo at August 20, 2019 02:52 AM (qbF3R)

I am, Li'l-Buddy. *tussles hair* I am.

Wanna get an ice cream cone?

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 20, 2019 02:57 AM (Ckg4U)

658 Hokey Pokey was a roller skating song in my yute.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 02:53 AM (PUmDY)


The Hokey Pokey is a stupid 'everybody join in' song played at weddings.

Posted by: RickZ at August 20, 2019 02:57 AM (Y8PSl)

659 im tired of investigations into theft of rid shampoo because republicans make me work for pennies as a troll and there is no universal basic income so whenever i catch crabs from bowery whores on payday i have to steal it or get eaten alive its not fair and once enough of my infested comrades move to cleveland well win and you will buy our basic hygiene products for us because its the rights of youth hahaha

Posted by: raimondo at August 20, 2019 02:59 AM (kHroX)

660 My Mom played the hell out of Dem Bones.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 03:01 AM (PUmDY)

661 Is Earl a common slavic name?
Posted by: Aetius451AD

At Ellis Island, they said "Voivod? "

So. America. Must to change name. Also titles of nobility (US Constitution)

My other Uncle was in fact a Duke, at Ellis Island they Anglicized it to Earl, and years later, he told his story in English:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=duke+of+earl

Posted by: Miklos from Ancestry.com at August 20, 2019 03:02 AM (QzkSJ)

662 Leftist Fitness Instructor...

YouTube, 3:18 Run Time:

https://tinyurl.com/y4pvoyqa

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 20, 2019 03:02 AM (Ckg4U)

663 ichi

Posted by: Adriane the Railing Against the Dark Critic ... at August 20, 2019 03:02 AM (LPnfS)

664 yon

Posted by: Adriane the Railing Against the Dark Critic ... at August 20, 2019 03:03 AM (LPnfS)

665 go

Posted by: Adriane the Railing Against the Dark Critic ... at August 20, 2019 03:03 AM (LPnfS)

666 roku

Posted by: Adriane the Railing Against the Dark Critic ... at August 20, 2019 03:03 AM (LPnfS)

667 I miss Where's the Rum, in a platonic, sentimental kind of way ...

Posted by: Adriane the Railing Against the Dark Critic ... at August 20, 2019 03:04 AM (LPnfS)

668 Posted by: raimondo at August 20, 2019 02:59 AM (kHroX)

-----

LOL, your hash is "Crocs."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 20, 2019 03:04 AM (5aX2M)

669 Leftist Fitness Instructor Part 2...

YouTube, 3:24 Run Time:

https://tinyurl.com/y29x24go

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 20, 2019 03:04 AM (Ckg4U)

670 My Mom played the hell out of Dem Bones.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie

"She don't eat meat but she sho like da bone"

Posted by: Miklos quoting random New Orleans song lyrics at August 20, 2019 03:05 AM (QzkSJ)

671 That and the Johnny Cash Daddy sang bass song. Also, Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 03:05 AM (PUmDY)

672 late

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 20, 2019 03:06 AM (EOMoX)

673 Adriane the Railing

I think a kind gift of chopsticks might help this girl

Posted by: Miklos, take outee or innee at August 20, 2019 03:07 AM (QzkSJ)

674 late
Posted by: redc1c4

And the ONT gods laugh at your impudence

Posted by: Miklos, the best happy Hour is actually about nine hours at August 20, 2019 03:09 AM (QzkSJ)

675 Dead skunk is a fun song.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 03:09 AM (PUmDY)

676 https://tinyurl.com/y29x24go

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 20, 2019 03:04 AM (Ckg4U)


LOL.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 20, 2019 03:11 AM (lVJPV)

677 I think a kind gift of chopsticks might help this girl

Posted by: Miklos, take outee or innee at August 20, 2019 03:07 AM (QzkSJ)


My b-i-l was stationed in Okinawa for a few years. My sister started a chopstick holder collection. Easy to buy Birthday presents for ...

Posted by: Adriane the Railing Against the Dark Critic ... at August 20, 2019 03:11 AM (LPnfS)

678 I think it was because we didn't have ac in the Gran Torino station wagon.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 03:12 AM (PUmDY)

679 My sister started a chopstick holder collection. Easy to buy Birthday presents for ...
Posted by: Adriane

'You bring the gyoza, we have the chopsticks...but you, yeah, have to bring your own, because mine are collector's items. but you can use the cheap throwaways...no, don't bring anything. STAY AWAY YOU PEASANTS"

Posted by: Miklos, with Okinawan friends who are not considered Japanese by the Japanese at August 20, 2019 03:17 AM (QzkSJ)

680 https://everythingchopsticks.com /chopstick-rests-holders.html


Extra space after .com ...

Posted by: Adriane the Railing Against the Dark Critic ... at August 20, 2019 03:19 AM (LPnfS)

681 I miss Where's the Rum, in a platonic, sentimental kind of way ...

Over here!

Posted by: Sodomy and the Lash, Platonically of course at August 20, 2019 03:19 AM (QzkSJ)

682 Oh, shit, I'm dying over here, lol... "Why is there only one O and 2Hs?! Until it's H2O2, don't drink it... or its rape!!"

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 20, 2019 03:20 AM (5aX2M)

683 There were newscaster celebrating the lack of obesity in Venezuela, so ...

Posted by: Adriane the Railing Against the Dark Critic ... at August 20, 2019 03:22 AM (LPnfS)

684 I think it was because we didn't have ac in the Gran Torino station wagon.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie


A/C? Who cared?

Fighting with your little sister was in the original Ford engineering design.

Posted by: Miklos, witness and childhood victim of Ford Motor Company at August 20, 2019 03:23 AM (QzkSJ)

685 "Why is there only one O and 2Hs?! Until it's H2O2, don't drink it... or its rape!!"
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

Congratulations on getting tenure at Evergreen State!

Posted by: Miklos, with all kinda falsely advertised non-sheepskin items at August 20, 2019 03:26 AM (QzkSJ)

686 Good lord the fucking marijuana lunacy is off the hook.

Before: 1 call per month to the "poison center" for pot exposure

After: Almost TWO calls per month.

That is your crisis. Stop the insanity.

My favorite bit: There were no fatalities. Right. Because no such thing has ever been recorded.

Posted by: deadrody at August 20, 2019 03:26 AM (pafW5)

687 One must, on occasion, bid a fair adieu, wiedersehen, etc.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1LAjZiuoE4

Posted by: Miklos, who is not in fact a PR flack for Rick Astley at August 20, 2019 03:29 AM (QzkSJ)

688 Oh... I've got "The Funny".

Ben Shapiro for Boll & Branch Sheets:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo8N2_hme3s

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 20, 2019 03:30 AM (Ckg4U)

689 Lol, San Francisco has a poo app. Crazy.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at August 20, 2019 03:35 AM (PUmDY)

690 adieu,
back at you,
don't be blue,
we'll see it through ...

Posted by: Adriane the Railing Against the Dark Critic ... at August 20, 2019 03:37 AM (LPnfS)

691 Ben Shapiro for Boll & Branch Sheets:

Slapweasel is now my personal trainer.

I really need to up my mockery game.

*Head hung low, sweet chariot*

Posted by: Miklos, embarrassed to be a mere Miklos at August 20, 2019 03:38 AM (QzkSJ)

692 682 Oh, shit, I'm dying over here, lol... "Why is there only one O and 2Hs?! Until it's H2O2, don't drink it... or its rape!!"
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 20, 2019 03:20 AM (5aX2M)

Peroxide?

Did I miss a meeting?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 20, 2019 03:39 AM (gmtFW)

693 G'Night, Adriane the Railing Against the Dark Critic.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 20, 2019 03:40 AM (Ckg4U)

694 Or are you thinking of ether?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 20, 2019 03:40 AM (gmtFW)

695 ..."Did I miss a meeting?"
-Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 20, 2019 03:39 AM (gmtFW)

YouTube, 3:24 Run Time:

https://tinyurl.com/y29x24go

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 20, 2019 03:41 AM (Ckg4U)

696 Nick DiPaolo, No Respect for White Males...

YouTube, 2:58 Run Time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h6sTbe8NCo

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 20, 2019 03:42 AM (Ckg4U)

697 Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 20, 2019 03:41 AM (Ckg4U)




Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 20, 2019 03:42

Sir-

Your application for employment is APPROVED!

Posted by: Department of Redundancy Department at August 20, 2019 03:47 AM (QzkSJ)

698 -Posted by: Department of Redundancy Department at August 20, 2019 03:47 AM (QzkSJ)

I was only helping...

*folds arms, kicks dirt*

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 20, 2019 03:48 AM (Ckg4U)

699 Mornin', all.

((Slapweasel))!

Posted by: My life is insanity at August 20, 2019 03:49 AM (MDEY2)

700 *folds arms, kicks dirt*
Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast

As long as we are both able to kick, on the bright side of the dirt, s'all right.

Posted by: Senor Miklos Wences, s'allriight at August 20, 2019 03:51 AM (QzkSJ)

701 'Former Bolshevist 'hero' gets on the wrong side of Stalin.' Re: Trotsky.

I take issue with 'hero'. Maybe a hero to the Bolshevists.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 20, 2019 03:53 AM (gmtFW)

702 Soy Boy, Owen Benjamin...

YouTube, Run Time 3:11:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWgr5wmsTkk

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 20, 2019 03:53 AM (Ckg4U)

703 G'Mornin', {{{My life is insanity}}}!

I was just dropping some Comedy on the Horde.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 20, 2019 03:54 AM (Ckg4U)

704 "As long as we are both able to kick, on the bright side of the dirt, s'all right."
-Posted by: Senor Miklos Wences, s'allriight at August 20, 2019 03:51 AM (QzkSJ)

As we "kids" used to say... "I'll buy that for a dollar!"

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 20, 2019 03:56 AM (Ckg4U)

705 As we "kids" used to say... "I'll buy that for a dollar!"
Posted by: Slapweasel

Ten silver dimes and you got it.

Posted by: Ron "Miklos " Paul, as Seen on TV at August 20, 2019 04:01 AM (QzkSJ)

706 The only good thing about Bolsheviks, is that they tend to kill each other.

Which is not much, but I always look on the bright side

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzBcPdVLc7E

Posted by: Miklos, putting some Irish on it at August 20, 2019 04:05 AM (QzkSJ)

707 As we "kids" used to say... "I'll buy that for a dollar!"

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 20, 2019 03:56 AM (Ckg4U)


Now it's Russians who say that at yard sales in Staten Island.

Posted by: RickZ at August 20, 2019 04:09 AM (Y8PSl)

708 in = on.

What difference, at this point, does it make?

Posted by: RickZ at August 20, 2019 04:10 AM (Y8PSl)

709 Just another day in Paradise, Monday be gone.
Daddy Trump shutdown some of non planned parenthood and promised not to build a Trump Tower on Greenland. NTOW

Posted by: Summer of Love at August 20, 2019 04:11 AM (FJrl0)

710 G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*pulls shade down*

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 20, 2019 04:27 AM (Ckg4U)

711 'nite, Slap!

And I'm off to work, missing Skip's breakfast again.

Have a good day, all.

Posted by: My life is insanity at August 20, 2019 04:32 AM (MDEY2)

712 Another late start today

Posted by: Skip at August 20, 2019 04:41 AM (BbGew)

713 Another late start today
Posted by: Skip

Another Manic Monday

*think Susanna Hoffs*

Easier

Posted by: Miklos, not a bangle at August 20, 2019 04:45 AM (QzkSJ)

714 *pulls shade down*
Posted by: Slapweasel

Dammit

Posted by: friendly neighborhood peeping Tom at August 20, 2019 04:46 AM (QzkSJ)

715 Can't we just put all this off till tomorrow?

"manana" as all the cool new kids say

Posted by: Miklos, feeling the unbearable lightness of being, which is actually quite bearable at August 20, 2019 04:49 AM (QzkSJ)

716 2nd attempt hiya

Posted by: JT at August 20, 2019 04:52 AM (arJlL)

717 Could maybe see JJ this morning if he's early

Posted by: Skip at August 20, 2019 04:59 AM (BbGew)

718 Good morning Skip...

What's for breakfast?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 20, 2019 05:04 AM (wYseH)

719 www.americanthinker.com/the eric garner case another cop fired for doing his job
https://tinyurl.com/y2ohdsen
Heard about this on radio, bad ending for the officer but guess I expected them to to nothing else, Iit's a politically motivated end.

Posted by: Skip at August 20, 2019 05:07 AM (BbGew)

720 Cream of Wheat and a raisin English muffin. Got blueberries but had pancakes yesterday.

Posted by: Skip at August 20, 2019 05:09 AM (BbGew)

721 dailytimewaster.blogspot/the real cause of recent nuclear blast
https://tinyurl.com/y55n6why

To funny

Posted by: Skip at August 20, 2019 05:28 AM (BbGew)

722 Jennifer Aniston has begun the facial reconstruction phase of her career. So very unfortunate that these Hollywood "stars" can't simply allow themselves to age gracefully and naturally.

Posted by: MaggieF at August 20, 2019 05:34 AM (LINkS)

723 All that warmed me up, not that I was cold.

Posted by: Skip at August 20, 2019 05:37 AM (BbGew)

724 Morning.
I'm sure it's been mentioned, but whenever someone has sorry in a 2 paragraph sorry, the only thing they're sorry for is that they got caught

Posted by: Bruce at August 20, 2019 05:38 AM (vd8XM)

725 Yes, it's the non-apology apology

Posted by: Skip at August 20, 2019 05:43 AM (BbGew)

726 Cats like butter

Posted by: Skip at August 20, 2019 06:00 AM (BbGew)

727 Cats like butter
Posted by: Skip

Helps the hairball to keep moving.
Hah, fooled ya. It's still going to come up on the floor

Posted by: Bruce at August 20, 2019 06:04 AM (vd8XM)

728 BBL.
Time to drive friend to dialysis.

Posted by: Bruce at August 20, 2019 06:04 AM (vd8XM)

729 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 20, 2019 06:07 AM (u82oZ)

730 At least in Minneapolis, anyway. The city has banned the building of drive-thru windows in order to reduce emissions, noise and pedestrian accidents.

--

So we're going to ban people sitting in an already started, efficiently idling, forward-facing vehicle in exchange for cranking over starters, incomplete combustion, and backing 4000 lb blind spots into crosswalks and oncoming traffic.

Sounds good, guys.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 20, 2019 06:09 AM (A8W5E)

731 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 20, 2019 06:23 AM (cqNba)

732 Wrote last week and works today that have to go back to a H&M clothing store we finished but have to do list of items and some extra. The mostly 20 something stocking the store look like millennial Leftists. If I only had a MAGA hat there would be a riot I'm sure.

Posted by: Skip at August 20, 2019 06:24 AM (BbGew)

733 " G'morning, all."

We rate this as 'Mostly true"

Posted by: sNopes at August 20, 2019 06:24 AM (cqNba)

734 The Cuomo family reunions would seem to possibly be awkward.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 20, 2019 06:26 AM (cqNba)

735 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Top o ta mornin to ya, gov'nor.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 20, 2019 06:29 AM (u82oZ)

736 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Three Stooges antics among the Fredos.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 20, 2019 06:30 AM (u82oZ)

737 G'morning, Salty.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 20, 2019 06:30 AM (cqNba)

738 So now we know the reason that bro fo and rancid taliban pulled the Israel stunt....They are demanding we cut off aid to Israel unless they comply with her demands.


It's all about the benjamins.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 20, 2019 06:31 AM (JUOKG)

739 This has been a cool summer, until today.

My bet -- no outdoor recess at the Grade School.

I can not remember ever being cooped up in recess. No matter what the weather.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 20, 2019 06:32 AM (u82oZ)

740 Looks like the Bee has actually been making up stories, the entire time.

https://bit.ly/2ZfFq5q

Who gnu?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 20, 2019 06:33 AM (cqNba)

741
Good morning, Hordians.

Let's get out there and shame the lunatics by living a good life today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 20, 2019 06:33 AM (Wx/+I)

742 PETA


They have their priorities right.


Or...maybe not.


https://cbsloc.al/2HtUouH

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 20, 2019 06:36 AM (cqNba)

743 The Great White Scotsman

They are clueless on the strategic and intellectual importance of Israel to the US. Their research into anti-missle defense alone is of great assistance.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 20, 2019 06:37 AM (u82oZ)

744 Morning all

Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 06:37 AM (3oX+R)

745 Good morning from Gov Fredo land.

Upstate NY (and probably many rural areas) has REA non profit electric suppliers in rural areas. I believe that came out of one of FDR's idea to supplying electricity to areas where electric companies didn't want to go. My mother was a director at one time. They string their wires differently, like no cross bars.

Posted by: Colin at August 20, 2019 06:38 AM (TxatR)

746 Ugh, what a time for the alarm to go off - just as I'm whispering into Bernadette Peters' ear.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 20, 2019 06:39 AM (Ki5SV)

747 MPPPPC

Goos ro see you.

How has the writing gone with that new job?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 20, 2019 06:40 AM (u82oZ)

748 So now we know the reason that bro fo and rancid taliban pulled the Israel stunt....They are demanding we cut off aid to Israel unless they comply with her demands.


It's all about the benjamins.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman


F Rancid Labia.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 06:44 AM (3oX+R)

749 VIA - they assumed any conservative websites were fake news because they are

Posted by: Skip at August 20, 2019 06:45 AM (BbGew)

750
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 20, 2019 06:45 AM (9C0cu)

751 615 Yudhishthira's Dice

"I figure Patton would have been forced from the Army if he hadn't died. He was hated within moments of victory."


Considering he was prepared to continue the fight eastward, I think you are right. I actually had surgery at the Heidelberg army hospital-- the place where he died after his car accident.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at August 20, 2019 06:47 AM (4ZhMv)

752 for goodness sakes, it's august 20 already.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 20, 2019 06:48 AM (Pg+x7)

753 MPPPPC

Goos ro see you.

How has the writing gone with that new job?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 20, 2019 06:40 AM (u82oZ)


Slowly. I'm sketching out a plotline and taking it very carefully so that I'll have a full roadmap up when I start. But it is coming along, so that's that.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 20, 2019 06:48 AM (Ki5SV)

754 They are clueless on the strategic and intellectual importance of Israel to the US. Their research into anti-missle defense alone is of great assistance.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

If only they wouldn't insist on doing what's best for their country, such as it is, we could work with them.
Well that and the whole Jew thing, that's off putting too.

...Those that know better...

Posted by: Bruce at August 20, 2019 06:51 AM (vd8XM)

755 "for goodness sakes, it's august 20 already."

We rate this as 'Mostly False'

Posted by: sNopes at August 20, 2019 06:52 AM (cqNba)

756 If their were red flag laws, I'd be dropping a dime on a guy in my neighborhood.
They have a Bernie sign up.

Probably shouldn't even be allowed spoons

Posted by: Bruce at August 20, 2019 06:53 AM (vd8XM)

757 Summer is almost gone, only upper 80s today but daylight is shrinking rapidly.

Posted by: Skip at August 20, 2019 06:53 AM (BbGew)

758 If you want to read about solar roadway failures, there are several YouTube videos of how awful the idea is. Germany tried, and other countries in the EU have tired. Germany's failed after only a few weeks, suppose to last 20 years.They are still on track to shut down all nuclear power plants.

Posted by: Colin at August 20, 2019 06:54 AM (TxatR)

759 " but daylight is shrinking rapidly."

Really noticeable shift this week.

Almost 7:00, and the rear yard lights are still on.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 20, 2019 06:55 AM (cqNba)

760 "Summer is almost gone", only upper 80s today but daylight is shrinking rapidly.

Posted by: Skip at August 20, 2019 06:53 AM (BbGew)


Who wrote that song? I almost know the words, as I use to hear it a lot.

Posted by: Colin at August 20, 2019 06:58 AM (TxatR)

761 "They are still on track to shut down all nuclear power plants."

One can not both be concerned about the environment, and rejecting of nuclear power.


Or to put it another way..

More Americans have died due to the actions of Illegal Immigrants than have died due to the effects of civilian nuclear energy.

Yet...here we are.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 20, 2019 06:58 AM (cqNba)

762 Who wrote that song? I almost know the words, as I use to hear it a lot.
Posted by: Colin

Chad and Jeremy performed it

Posted by: Bruce at August 20, 2019 06:58 AM (vd8XM)

763 More Americans have died due to the actions of Illegal Immigrants than have died due to the effects of civilian nuclear energy.

Yet...here we are.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Yeah, but nookular gets all explodey. When was the last time an illegal immigrant went Kablooey?

Oh...wait,
Nevermind

Posted by: Bruce at August 20, 2019 07:00 AM (vd8XM)

764 "I figure Patton would have been forced from the Army if he hadn't died. He was hated within moments of victory."

A late uncle saw the "accident", He always said it was no accident.

Posted by: Cicero Skip at August 20, 2019 07:01 AM (FIrEF)

765 Who wrote that song? I almost know the words, as I use to hear it a lot.
Posted by: Colin

Chad and Jeremy performed it
Posted by: Bruce

I am thinking you meant Summer Song

Posted by: Bruce at August 20, 2019 07:01 AM (vd8XM)

766 I don't think a day goes by I don't see AoSHq circa 2004

Posted by: Skip at August 20, 2019 07:01 AM (BbGew)

767 "I really believe that some of these politicians don't actually believe in public schools."

So I was stupid enough to read the article. Should have known just by looking at the faith claims in the slur.

What does it mean to believe in public schools?

Government (public) schools, reflect the political interests and agenda of the controlling participants.

If there is any intersection with actual education, it is coincidental.

The ideologue making the faith charge against his political enemy probably doesn't know what "believe" means or its implications, ergo, its used as a trigger word and is meant to solicit emotions rather than debate.

He whines that substitute teachers are only making market wages rather than some artificially inflated number extorted out of the taxpayers via the teachers union. I'm not sure how "believing" in the system is supposed to remedy that assuming that is even a problem. Maybe he just wants magic money to shower down and the substitute teachers can be gifted that surplus because his religion requires him to transfer to them more of your money.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 20, 2019 07:03 AM (A7Sfu)

768 Not positive Patton would have been forced out, anti communism still had a good following long after WWII. Today? been gone in a heartbeat especially anti Muslim.

Posted by: Skip at August 20, 2019 07:04 AM (BbGew)

769 Someone hypothesized that more Americans have died from climbing ladders to install solar panels than from nuclear power plant disasters.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 20, 2019 07:04 AM (A8W5E)

770 "I figure Patton would have been forced from the Army if he hadn't died. He was hated within moments of victory."





Considering he was prepared to continue the fight eastward, I think
you are right. I actually had surgery at the Heidelberg army hospital--
the place where he died after his car accident.






Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at August 20, 2019 06:47 A

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The powers that be were deathly afraid he would be elected President and get us into a Nuclear war with Russia.


And they were probably right. He most assuredly would have been elected President if he had decided to run.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 20, 2019 07:06 AM (JUOKG)

771 I have long agreed with Dennis Prager public schools from K > graduate school have become Leftist Seminary schools

Posted by: Skip at August 20, 2019 07:07 AM (BbGew)

772 If you want to read about solar roadway failures, there are several YouTube videos of how awful the idea is. Germany tried, and other countries in the EU have tired. Germany's failed after only a few weeks, suppose to last 20 years.They are still on track to shut down all nuclear power plants.


Dave Jones at EEVBlog takes great glee in debunking this idea.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 20, 2019 07:07 AM (oVJmc)

773 "Someone hypothesized that more Americans have died from climbing ladders to install solar panels than from nuclear power plant disasters."


Quite possibly.

If one were to open the category up to 'Died, or became injured", then the likelihood approaches certainty.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 20, 2019 07:07 AM (cqNba)

774 At least California will be nuclear free by 2024 (or so), how wonderful. Now back to how great it is to replace all cars and trucks with electric ones.And shut down all the gas stations in LA County, great idea.

Posted by: Colin at August 20, 2019 07:08 AM (TxatR)

775 So now we know the reason that bro fo and rancid taliban pulled the Israel stunt....They are demanding we cut off aid to Israel unless they comply with her demands.

But still keep the flow, if not actually increase it, to their terrorist brethren.

And yet these Seditionists are given power because we are cowed by false claims of misogyny and racism.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 20, 2019 07:08 AM (A7Sfu)

776 And they were probably right. He most assuredly would have been elected President if he had decided to run.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 20, 2019 07:06 AM (JUOKG)


An interesting counter-factual - if Patton had run for President, would the powers that be have forced Ike or MacArthur to run in order to cut him down?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 20, 2019 07:09 AM (Ki5SV)

777 Oh, non not clueless, far from it.

Everything (I should really go all ben roethlisburger on that) everything they do is done with one intent to diminish America until it is gone, gone, gone.
Everything.
Malice aforethought.
Destruction.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 20, 2019 07:09 AM (XNDy+)

778 Coming up that 2 + 2 = 5 is the answer as long as you can bull shit your reasoning that common core teaches schools are useless.

Posted by: Skip at August 20, 2019 07:10 AM (BbGew)

779 This does not bode well for mainstream media, moving toward the 2020 election.


https://bit.ly/31NMEve

Get your news from JJ's Morning Report.
Accept no substitute.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 20, 2019 07:10 AM (cqNba)

780 Oh, almost forgot

G'mornin' everyone !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 20, 2019 07:10 AM (XNDy+)

781
I have long agreed with Dennis Prager public schools from K > graduate school have become Leftist Seminary schools

Posted by: Skip at August 20, 2019 07:07 AM (BbGew)

with a few exceptions, yes. And what are conservatives doing about it other than tut tutting about how lefty the young people are?
Maybe we are expecting everyone to have a spontaneous "come to Jesus moment". When they are seriously talking about Texas turning blue, there is a problem. Trump can't fix everything. At some point conservatives need to stop ceding everything to the dummy left.

Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 07:14 AM (n13/j)

782 Summer is almost gone, only upper 80s today but daylight is shrinking rapidly.
Posted by: Skip



Bwahahahahahahaha.

100 with a heat advisory. Looking hard at 8 more weeks of summer. That's the only thing I dislike about here. Summer starts in April and ends mid October.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 07:14 AM (3oX+R)

783 At least California will be nuclear free by 2024 (or so), how wonderful. Now back to how great it is to replace all cars and trucks with electric ones.And shut down all the gas stations in LA County, great idea.

Some time ago I noticed a SUV with a bumper sticker that read "Imagine I-35 as a hike and bike trail". (Interstate I-35 is the NAFTA highway and over a third of all Texas residents live within 30 miles of it)

These mental retards have absolutely no clue to what sort of utter disaster their dreams delusions would become if realized.

The massive traffic increase on rural roads would reduce the pavement to rubble and bring the noise, traffic and congestion to every little town.

And what of their Hike & Bike trail? Like most trails that don't follow a scenic course, it wouldn't be used at all, the few who would might once or twice would whine about the lack of well maintained facilities and rest stops for their bottled water.

These people are anti civilization, and would be the first to complain of the slightest inconvenience to things they have recently enjoyed without one mite of gratitude towards those who worked for it.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 20, 2019 07:17 AM (A7Sfu)

784 The Doors.... Summer's Almost Gone

Posted by: Colin at August 20, 2019 07:17 AM (TxatR)

785 100 with a heat advisory. Looking hard at 8 more weeks of summer. That's the only thing I dislike about here. Summer starts in April and ends mid October.

It is even cooler in Qatar than Texas right now.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 20, 2019 07:18 AM (A7Sfu)

786 100 with a heat advisory. Looking hard at 8 more
weeks of summer. That's the only thing I dislike about here. Summer
starts in April and ends mid October.


Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 07:14 AM

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The humidity has been way up this year. I just walk outside and start sweating without doing anything.

And don't get me started on the reek from the trash can. Had to dump another cup of bleach in it yesterday to cut down the stench. I am not going to want to go near it when I have to take it to the curb Thursday.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 20, 2019 07:18 AM (JUOKG)

787 The Doors.... Summer's Almost Gone
Posted by: Colin

Well, that's a little different than Chad and Jeremy!

Posted by: Bruce at August 20, 2019 07:19 AM (vd8XM)

788 Thought maybe would catch JJ but guess not.
Have a great day horde and stay cool.

Posted by: Skip at August 20, 2019 07:22 AM (BbGew)

789 And don't get me started on the reek from the trash can. Had to dump another cup of bleach in it yesterday to cut down the stench. I am not going to want to go near it when I have to take it to the curb Thursday.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman


Mo kidding. I power washed mine. Still reeks.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 07:22 AM (3oX+R)

790 These people are anti civilization, and would be the
first to complain of the slightest inconvenience to things they have
recently enjoyed without one mite of gratitude towards those who worked
for it.



Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 20, 2019 07:17 AM (A7Sfu)

yeah, they are called dummies. Like these Millennials (or whatever they are called now, I don't care, they will always be Millennials to me, including the old folk who buy into this crap) who push these stupid scooters all over the place. I don't understand the business model with these scooters you rent with an app. How do you keep these dummies from getting hit by a car? What are the insurance premiums for these companies? I have noticed one of these dumb scooters/bikes parked in the same place for over three months, gathering dust. I don't think these companies have this business model completely figured out at this juncture.

Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 07:22 AM (n13/j)

791 100 with a heat advisory. Looking hard at 8 more weeks of summer.
That's the only thing I dislike about here. Summer starts in April and
ends mid October.
Sounds like Texas. As a golfer, I always considered Texas Summer to be Winter, AKA, the off season.

Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 07:24 AM (n13/j)

792 And what of their Hike & Bike trail? Like most trails that don't follow a scenic course, it wouldn't be used at all, the few who would might once or twice would whine about the lack of well maintained facilities and rest stops for their bottled water.

Pffft. Hike and bike trails? All full of them "slow pedalers.
We're 35 and training for the Tour de France!
Our of way cars! Stop signs aren't for us, we're RACING!!

Posted by: Bruce at August 20, 2019 07:25 AM (vd8XM)

793 That's the only thing I dislike about here. Summer starts in April and

ends mid October.
Sounds like Texas. As a golfer, I always considered Texas Summer to be Winter, AKA, the off season.





Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 07:24 AM

Rodeos and Baseball games don't start until 8pm or later in the Summer due to the heat.


Last year was actually pleasant here. Only one or two days over 100 and low humidity. This year the humidity has been brutal.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 20, 2019 07:27 AM (JUOKG)

794
Audience member: "Wouldn't the Medicare health care plan...wouldn't that take away our right to bargain for our -- our medical benefits?"


Sanders: "Yeah, absolutely it would. It's not a bad thing."
--


Seriously, who in their right mind (there's my answer right there) hears this and then thinks, "Yeah! I'm voting for this guy!"

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at August 20, 2019 07:27 AM (JoUsr)

795 @791. It's not just Texas.

Posted by: Case my heroes have always been cowboys at August 20, 2019 07:27 AM (K8FS4)

796 In Florida, rental rates start climbing in the autumn and peak in the winter. Best rates (lowest) are in the summer. Maybe not in the Orlando area though.

Posted by: Colin at August 20, 2019 07:27 AM (TxatR)

797 When they are seriously talking about Texas turning blue, there is a problem. Trump can't fix everything. At some point conservatives need to stop ceding everything to the dummy left.

Its just not that. The culture that is described as "conservative" has been under attack for generations.

Generally speaking, conservatives adapt Biblical morals as their core values; are by nature cooperative, prefer order and assume responsibility.

In contrast, most cultures, the ones who have fed the massive increase to the tune of tens of millions of new immigrants are exploitative and indifferent without even hints of an acceptance of Biblical morality.

We can't stop the dilution of the country's former culture through immigration, and all of academia and the arts have been hijacked forever by a vast army of those who hold contempt for everything we hold dear.

"Taking it back" requires a resolve we don't possess. Our duties are to God, family, community so acting in a way to exploit and manipulate your neighbor aren't high priority items.

For the Left and most cultures, its eat or be eaten. Their priorities are Self, Self, Self, Tribe.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 20, 2019 07:27 AM (A7Sfu)

798 Bike lanes and sidewalks to nowhere that no one uses are standard around here. All they do is provide a job for the then people who mow and weedwack them.

Posted by: freaked at August 20, 2019 07:28 AM (Tnijr)

799 Seriously, who in their right mind (there's my answer right there) hears this and then thinks, "Yeah! I'm voting for this guy!"
Posted by: Lady in Black

The same ones that go into the car dealership and think that their new best friend, the salesperson, only has their best interests in mind

Posted by: Bruce at August 20, 2019 07:28 AM (vd8XM)

800 And the they'll plant a bunch of trees beside the unused sidewalks to nowhere that die in a few months because they never get watered.

Posted by: freaked at August 20, 2019 07:29 AM (Tnijr)

801 @770 The Great White Scotsman

"The powers that be were deathly afraid he would be elected President and get us into a Nuclear war with Russia."


Not sure. He was an undeniably great field commander, despite what his men may have felt, but politics may have not been his forte. Truman reeled in MacCarther after his run up to the Yalu River and did not do himself any political favors by sacking him. I think Ike was a great POTUS, but I am not sure if Patton would have handled it better than he.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at August 20, 2019 07:31 AM (4ZhMv)

802 797

Stuff some guy said

"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." John Adams

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 20, 2019 07:32 AM (BiNEL)

803 woodpilereport.com if you want some interesting reading before JJ shows up ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 20, 2019 07:33 AM (XNDy+)

804 "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other Progressives." John Adams


*Suggested Edit*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 20, 2019 07:33 AM (cqNba)

805 Our of way cars! Stop signs aren't for us, we're RACING!!

That is a problem with those who want to train. When moving to this area a score of years ago, it was no problem finding long stretches of road to train. Ride a few minutes "warm-up" in a north or west direction, and off you go with little to no traffic or stop signs.

Now, its pack up the bikes, head off to another county just to find contiguous roadway that doesn't require stopping, maneuvering through traffic or getting run over by obliviots in their cars.

Agreed that most park trails are, and should be, magnets for joggers, baby-strollers, walkers, kids on bicycles, dog walkers, etc.

There just isn't any place for distance cyclers to train anymore.

Even Austin's veloway, which restricts access to cyclists and roller blades has far too many sharp (read: blind) curves to facilitate speed. (though it is an outstanding venue for roller blading)

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 20, 2019 07:35 AM (A7Sfu)

806 Rodeos and Baseball games don't start until 8pm or later in the Summer due to the heat.


Last year was actually pleasant here. Only one or two days over 100 and low humidity. This year the humidity has been brutal.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 20, 2019 07:27 AM (JUOKG)

not to sound like an old man talking about the weather, but yes, it really is the humidity. In Texas they even start the school year's early because they know the end the the year will be brutal.

Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 07:36 AM (n13/j)

807 I think Ike was a great POTUS, but I am not sure if Patton would have handled it better than he.
Posted by: Buckeye Abroad


Most people's opinions of George S. Patton are colored by his portrayal by George C. Scott in the movie.

Patton himself was not an endearing character. In fact, he could certainly be an asshole at times. He had a high squeeky voice, and by the end of WWII, he was actually quite tired, physically.
President? He claimed to have no political ambitions, unlike Eisenhower and MacArthur.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 20, 2019 07:37 AM (S6Pax)

808 Some time ago I noticed a SUV with a bumper sticker that read "Imagine I-35 as a hike and bike trail".

--

I recently saw a new F250 in a Lowes parking lot with a GO GREEN bumper sticker.

They mean you. They only mean you. They ALWAYS mean you.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 20, 2019 07:37 AM (A8W5E)

809 When I was a kid we made our own bike trails. Of course we also had toy guns and used to play war.........didn't really think about killing anyone.

Posted by: Case my heroes have always been cowboys at August 20, 2019 07:37 AM (K8FS4)

810 "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other Progressives." John Adams

It is better in the Original.

Most people are not Progressives. Progressives are their own religious cult that worship the State and sees themselves as prophets, priests and gods to rule over the laymen as chattel.

The flood of cultures and the transmogrification of the heritage Americans from high-trust/cooperative to a low-trust/exploitative one is based on ignorance or outright rejection of Christian culture.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 20, 2019 07:39 AM (A7Sfu)

811 JJ is up, and running around posting NOOD

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 20, 2019 07:40 AM (cqNba)

812 I recently saw a new F250 in a Lowes parking lot with a GO GREEN bumper sticker.

How do you know that the owner isn't supporting his local high school sports program whose banner color is green?

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 20, 2019 07:40 AM (A7Sfu)

813 Taking it back" requires a resolve we don't possess.
Our duties are to God, family, community so acting in a way to exploit
and manipulate your neighbor aren't high priority items.



For the Left and most cultures, its eat or be eaten. Their priorities are Self, Self, Self, Tribe.



Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 20, 2019 07:27 AM (A7Sfu)

conservatives and libertarians, aka, "normals" do not organize. I was listening to a guy on the radio the other day lamenting on the fact the conservatives don't even defend each other when they get attacked in media today. The Left always stands up for each other and the conservatives, well, not so much.

Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 07:41 AM (n13/j)

814 Auto-willowed !


nood !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 20, 2019 07:41 AM (XNDy+)

815 Surely if I can take your hard-earned money and impose my will on you legally, it's OK right?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 20, 2019 07:41 AM (BiNEL)

816
I think Ike was a great POTUS, but I am not sure if Patton would have handled it better than he.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad

If anything, Ike was underrated. We would be lucky to have had many Ike's over the years.

Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 07:43 AM (n13/j)

817 OK, Horde, I expect this to be willowed while we wait for JJ, but here goes:

Today is the birthday of silent actress Marguerite Courtot.

https://tinyurl.com/yxfnwxf4

She was born in 1897, a Joisey girl of French ancestry. She was a child model and made her debut in film in 1912 with the Kalem Company, a NYC-based studio that was notable for producing the first version of Ben-Hur (for which they were promptly sued).

https://tinyurl.com/y3yhhj2u

Courtot entered the "adventure" genre two years later, when Kalem, flush with success from their serial The Hazards of Helen, gave her the lead in The Ventures of Marguerite.

https://tinyurl.com/y3m25xxp

Kalem merged with the ill-fated Vitagraph Company, and Courtot began bouncing around lots, working for Vitagraph, Lasky (later Paramount) and other independents before going on an extended leave of absence to sell war bonds.

https://tinyurl.com/yy558eg8

After the war, she signed with the Pathe studio and worked with them until 1923, when she married co-star Raymond McKee and retired. The two had a happy marriage until his death in 1984. Courtot died in 1986 at the age of 88.

https://tinyurl.com/y5ffdxav

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 20, 2019 07:43 AM (Ki5SV)

818 "The road to hell is paved with photovoltaic panels."

No, no, no.

'The road to Rouen is paved with photovoltaic panels.'

Posted by: aelfheld at August 20, 2019 10:43 AM (IxDhF)

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