Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (8/21/19)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

I could go on, but I conclude this portion simply by stating an obvious and lamentable fact: every single institution in the United States is either actively malicious toward the American people, or a complete scam—and often both. Darren J. Beattie


Quote II

"I want to move to Taiwan because Hong Kong is in a period of white terror and ruled by the police, which scares me. I saw no future for the city when it returned to China some 20 years ago, but now it’s dangerous to live in, as the police are not protecting people." Steven Chen


Quote III

“We obviously don’t give an intelligence test before people take these things out. Why someone would think that it makes sense to take one of these scooters on the interstate is beyond me.” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett


Quote IV

“It is an outrageous betrayal of people who have worked hard, paid their taxes and made their National Insurance contributions for decades in the expectation that they will receive at least a basic income so they can retire, rather than being forced to labour until they drop.” Ros Altmann


Quote V

The US military spends an ungodly amount of treasure in men and material. When you have all that money sloshing around in often esoteric areas, the usual rent-seekers, thieves, and other parasitic characters will always be there looking to dip their beaks.

Thick and robust firewalls need to be in place.Cdr. Salamander


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The French have developed a roof top garden.

The world’s largest rooftop urban farm is set to open in Paris next year—and it’s already projected to feed thousands of people every year.

The garden, which is being constructed in the southwest region of the French capital, will span over 14,000 square meters (150,700 square feet), making it the largest urban farm in Europe.

Managed by a team of 20 gardeners, the organic sanctuary will grow 30 different plant species. Representatives from Agripolis, the urban farming company behind the project, say that the site will likely produce about 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) of fruit and vegetables every day in high season.


Will it work as well as their solar road?

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Our youngest daughter was born in 1993. I couldn't imagine life without her.

Alyssa Milano proudly boasted that the two abortions she obtained in 1993 helped to make her life the way it is today.

According to Yahoo News, the former "Charmed" actress and noted feminist activist revealed in the latest of her podcast "Sorry Not Sorry" that she had two abortions in her early twenties when her relationship with her boyfriend went south.

"In 1993, I had two abortions," Milano said. "I was in love for the first time in the breathless way you can only be in love when you are young. It was huge — overwhelming even. It filled every part of living. It was a joyful and exciting and powerful time in my life."


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No shit!


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As we all know The ONT is continuously looking out for you. We don't give stock tips. However, you may want to think twice before investing in this IPO.

WeWork, the office-sharing, kegger-hosting phenomenon that has redefined the modern workspace, is also raising the bar for how much money a startup can lose and still be considered a buzzy investment.


WeWork's corporate parent, the We Company, which released its IPO documents on Wednesday, loses roughly $5,197 per customer who inhabits its office space per year. That's considerably more than newly public companies like Uber or Beyond Meat are losing on their growing customer bases.

WeWork, which says in the offering document that its corporate mission is no less than to "to elevate the world's consciousness," is on track to lose $2.7 billion this year from its operations, up from nearly $1.7 billion last year. The company's revenue in the first six months of the year nearly doubled from last year's first half, to $1.5 billion. The company said its losses rose just 10% from a year ago, but that includes a $470 million non-operating, and likely non-recurring, gain. Exclude that, and losses from the We Company, which says it will trade under the ticker symbol "WE," rose 60%.

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Learn to #Code Fredo..........

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Has Florida Man Syndrome struck the UK? Manure dumped outside of pub.

A HUGE pile of manure has been dumped outside a pub with signs accusing the landlord of sleeping with someone's wife.

The muck was piled outside the Hawkley Inn near Liss, Hampshire with obscene messages - allegedly left by a scorned husband.

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The moral case for campus carry.

Campus carry is simply an extension of our natural right of self-defense. Our right to life follows us wherever we go, so the right to defend our lives must also accompany us. Whether I am at home, in my car, at work, or in the classroom, I possess the absolute and unrelenting right to defend myself against unjust aggression. Because firearms enhance that right, there exists a strong presumption in favor of being allowed to own and carry a firearm as I go about my daily business.


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Quite the smart phone app, this one will tell you when food has gone bad.

In order to help detect spoilage and reduce food waste for supermarkets and consumers, researchers have developed new low-cost, smartphone-linked, eco-friendly spoilage sensors for meat and fish packaging.

One in three UK consumers throw away food solely because it reaches the “use-by” date, but 60% (4.2 million tonnes) of the £12.5 billion-worth of food we throw away each year is safe to eat.

The laboratory prototype sensors cost two US cents each to make. Known as “paper-based electrical gas sensors” (PEGS), they detect spoilage gases like ammonia and trimethylamine in meat and fish product


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The ONT Musical Interlude


No rhyme or reason tonight. Just talented folks no longer with us..............


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If your motel room has bed bugs, leave. Don't become a Genius Award Winner.

MADISON (WKOW) — A man who said he was, “trying to put out bed bugs with a cigarette,” accidentally started a mattress on fire Thursday in a west side hotel.

Firefighters responded to the hotel overnight for a report of a mattress on fire in one of the rooms, according to a Madison Fire Department incident report.

Guest were evacuated as firefighters responded.


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These rockers are Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

The donation to the nonprofit organization Daruieste Viata ("Give Life") was announced just prior to the band's sold out concert in Bucharest.

"The donation made by Metallica has a special meaning to our project. On one hand, their music inspires and touches so many Romanians, and at the same time so many Romanians are inspired by and contribute to the establishing of the first Pediatric Oncology and Radiotherapy Hospital in Romania, in order to give children with cancer a chance to live," said Carmen Uscatu, President of Daruieste Viata Association.


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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:00 PM




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1 It's me again.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at August 21, 2019 10:00 PM (w7U7L)

2 Long road ahead...

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 21, 2019 10:00 PM (UUBmN)

3 Ola!

Posted by: Tonypete at August 21, 2019 10:00 PM (Y4EXg)

4 Oh, my.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at August 21, 2019 10:00 PM (w7U7L)

5 Forest Gump road!


Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 21, 2019 10:01 PM (438dO)

6 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 10:01 PM (wgV7k)

7 Six comments in and I miss Fen already.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2019 10:01 PM (jh17W)

8 Oh how I want to ride that highway!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:02 PM (BiNEL)

9 RUN FOREST....RUN

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:02 PM (FiUMj)

10 Th

Posted by: Ha at August 21, 2019 10:02 PM (MAstk)

11 First?

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 21, 2019 10:02 PM (yztq2)

12 Oh my MH, that picture is just stunning. Good Lord, makes me just want to get the hell out of Dodge.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 21, 2019 10:02 PM (dUJdY)

13 Hey everybody.

Alyssa Milano can DIAF. Honestly, her comment proves a hypothesis I've had for a long time, which is that some women are *sexually turned on* by getting abortions.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:02 PM (L2ZTs)

14 Six comments in and I miss Fen already.
Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2019 10:01 PM (jh17W)


A truly lovely person!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:02 PM (BiNEL)

15 The road to nowhere
Leads to me

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:03 PM (NWiLs)

16 Not Top 10!

ELENENTY!!

Posted by: tbodie at August 21, 2019 10:03 PM (LImvu)

17 Notice: Posted with permission by the Ace Media Empire and AceCorp, LLC. All rights reserved. Transcripts are available for $5.00 with SASE*.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:00 PM


*Cash, check, or money order?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:04 PM (BiNEL)

18 Howdy Pardner

Posted by: ALH at August 21, 2019 10:04 PM (GaOgf)

19 Insomniac:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQiOA7euaYA

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:04 PM (L2ZTs)

20 Free market capitalists don't want government telling me how much I must pay my workers or that they must be US citizens
Government interference is socialism

Posted by: Kurt at August 21, 2019 10:04 PM (qlc0k)

21 Alyssa Milano is just plain evil.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:05 PM (NWiLs)

22 hiya

Posted by: JT at August 21, 2019 10:05 PM (arJlL)

23 Is that the proverbial road less travelled in the top picture?

Sweet.

Posted by: ALH at August 21, 2019 10:05 PM (GaOgf)

24 Lol, ""In 1993, I had two abortions," Milano said" meaning she was a pass around party ho.

Posted by: Gmac - Winning never gets old, like me ... But I'm still winning dammit! at August 21, 2019 10:05 PM (qZdIZ)

25 That picture reminds of the first time I ever went to AZ.. daughter and I drove. We are tooling along.. can't remember exactly where we were and I saw in the very far distance the mountains. I said omg.. are those mountains?? Are those MOUNTAINS??? Daughter says yeah mom. Those are mountains. Then we almost ran out of gas in the desert after driving through said mountains. I didn't know driving through those suckers can suck the gas right out of your car. Lesson learned.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 21, 2019 10:06 PM (dUJdY)

26
And those desert plants are better represented in Congress than Americans living in cities!


End the Electoral College!

Posted by: Sandy Ocasio at August 21, 2019 10:06 PM (sy5kK)

27 Evenin' Horde!

That last picture reminds me of the Rusty Chevrolet song.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at August 21, 2019 10:06 PM (Zbbka)

28 Re campus carry - Mrs. TP teaches an evening class for grad students at The very large Midwestern university. The walk between her class building and the parking lot is sketchy after dark. Campus is totally criminal friendly. She's small, a bit frail and cannot run at all.

She carries. Damn the rules.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 21, 2019 10:06 PM (Y4EXg)

29 The long and winding..nope scratch that..the long and straight road.

That really is a lovely picture. I'm with Jewells. Let's all go for a ride.

Posted by: Tuna at August 21, 2019 10:07 PM (jm1YL)

30 (No offense intended to Charles the Simple, lin-duh, Tonypete, Chi-Town Jerry or Zettai Roshia-no Botto. I trust you all know what I mean.)

(And congrats to Charles the Simple on First!)

Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2019 10:07 PM (jh17W)

31 I had to stop listening to Hadrian's collection to listen to "Werewolves",but it was worth it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:07 PM (BiNEL)

32 21 Alyssa Milano is just plain evil.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:05 PM (NWiLs)

When she is an old woman she will regret not having children. She will be alone and no one will care for her.

Posted by: ALH at August 21, 2019 10:07 PM (GaOgf)

33 "Little old lady got mutilated late last night..."

Such an awesome line.

Posted by: davidt at August 21, 2019 10:07 PM (Bgx7w)

34 Good evening horde

Posted by: Skip at August 21, 2019 10:08 PM (BbGew)

35 *Notice: Posted with permission by the Ace Media Empire and AceCorp, LLC. All rights reserved. Transcripts are available for $5.00 with SASE.*

I will just wait for Ace to post his movie review of the ONT.

Posted by: tbodie at August 21, 2019 10:09 PM (LImvu)

36 Alyssa Milano is just plain evil.

Posted by: Insomniac
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The cookie that Pepperidge Farm named after her ain't that great, either.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2019 10:09 PM (jh17W)

37 Good evening, Horde!

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:09 PM (TdMsT)

38 FireHorse, how many abortions has the cookie had?

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:09 PM (L2ZTs)

39 For Fen:
For she's a jolly good fellow,
For she's a jolly good fellow,
For she's a jolly good fellow . . .
That no one can deny!
Hip! Hip! Hooray!!

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 21, 2019 10:09 PM (q1Pj5)

40 Tuna I so wanted to drive to the Texas MoMe but my poor back said no way. I just love road trips.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 21, 2019 10:09 PM (dUJdY)

41 FireHorse,
I'm no Fen... but I'll pray for your soul anyways.

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 21, 2019 10:09 PM (UUBmN)

42

In 1993, I was even more of a whore than the other years I was a whore.

Posted by: Alyssa Milano at August 21, 2019 10:09 PM (sy5kK)

43 Hi Ladyl!!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 21, 2019 10:10 PM (dUJdY)

44 MisHu, I've told this story before, but my youngest was also born in 1993. We already had two daughters, the 7 year old with Down Syndrome. When my wife turned down amnioscentesis, the doctor was shocked. "What if your baby is horribly deformed, and doomed to die?" Mrs. Simple said, "Then he lives his life, and dies, and we grieve and bury him."
He's a 25 y.o. Air Force officer, promotes to O3 this fall. And yes, life wouldn't be the same without ALL of my children.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at August 21, 2019 10:10 PM (w7U7L)

45 That Niven ring is wobbly.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 21, 2019 10:10 PM (LxTcq)

46 Am I the only one here who isn't outrageously outraged by Milano's comments? She was 19 and obviously in no way ready to me a parent.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:10 PM (FiUMj)

47 HotAir had a funny story today about how the entire county where thousands of idjits plan to "storm Area 51" has a grand total of less than 200 hotel/motel rooms.

Once most of their wifi doesn't work, most of the said idjits will probably want to drop the whole project.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:11 PM (L2ZTs)

48 Jewells45-

Glad you're ok, kid !

Posted by: JT at August 21, 2019 10:11 PM (arJlL)

49 Hearing East on I-80 as you come to the Nevada / Utah state line you can look down the highway far enough to see the curvature of the earth. Cool.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at August 21, 2019 10:11 PM (xNAv5)

50 Wow, what a beautiful shot.

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2019 10:11 PM (n/eZB)

51 Now we have transcripts. This Ace fella really tics all the boxes with this webzine or whatever.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 21, 2019 10:12 PM (hr5kG)

52 And as others have noted, the top pic is awesome.

Makes me want to jump in the car and drive.

Posted by: tbodie at August 21, 2019 10:12 PM (LImvu)

53
I want to move to Taiwan because Hong Kong is in a period of white terror and ruled by the police, which scares me.

That sounds like every Democrat running for president.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 10:12 PM (aKsyK)

54 Congratulations on the two dismembered babies, Alyssa. Hope they didn't suffer much so you could have your joyful and powerful life.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (amw5z)

55 Evening!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (438dO)

56

The Winter brothers are unsung champions of the blues. I don't know if their old stuff improves, or it is just that most of the newer stuff is garbage.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (sy5kK)

57 That wheel thing happened to my sister driving a '64 Corvair. Hilarious.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (yhYmR)

58 Thanks JT! I wasn't terribly worried but better safe than sorry. I'm feeling back to normal today finally!

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (dUJdY)

59 I want those assholes to go to Area 51 and find out what breaking red means.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (nDe2U)

60 19 Insomniac:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQiOA7euaYA
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:04 PM (L2ZTs)

I was thinking Ozzy, but nice.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (NWiLs)

61 TLR
Wheee doggeeeh

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (DrqHq)

62 Insomniac
You've got the Nurse in your corner. A lady with style and class.
Tough to go wrong there.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (yOcNV)

63 A former paid Trump campaign worker and current GSA assistant administrator was fired from his job in the White House for having oral (gay?) sex on the roof of the White House
I guess he/they were sort of victims of the bathroom wars/no gender neutral policies there

Posted by: Kurt at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (qlc0k)

64 I was on 183 in Austin getting ready to exit onto Mopac. Pick-up in front of me had that tire thing happen. Truck turned onto Mopac; one of it's tire continued right on down 183.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 21, 2019 10:14 PM (H5knJ)

65 I have this theory that some women who have abortions behave like Alyssa Milano as a way to silence their guilty conscience. If they can somehow shut up or marginalize those who believe that abortion is murder, maybe just maybe they can convince themselves that they never committed a crime.

I believe that they will never find inner peace until they admit that what they did was wrong, repent, ask for forgiveness, and atone for their sins.

But that's just my opinion.

Posted by: Floridachick at August 21, 2019 10:14 PM (IKVyV)

66 62 Insomniac
You've got the Nurse in your corner. A lady with style and class.
Tough to go wrong there.
Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (yOcNV)

You are correct, sir.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:14 PM (NWiLs)

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*Cash, check, or money order?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:04 PM (BiNEL)



ammo

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 21, 2019 10:14 PM (sy5kK)

68 Test

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 10:14 PM (ltuaO)

69 19 Thanks for that. I love that song.

The top pic gives me wanderlust and just go drive and only stop for gas and food and pee breaks.

Crank up Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers and just get outta town.

Hope everyone is doing as well as can be expected.

Prayers for Fenelon and the prayer list.


Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 10:14 PM (Gylu/)

70 HotAir had a funny story today about how the entire county where thousands of idjits plan to "storm Area 51" has a grand total of less than 200 hotel/motel rooms.

Once most of their wifi doesn't work, most of the said idjits will probably want to drop the whole project.
Posted by: qdpsteve


Never stopped Burning Man.

Think less concerned folk.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2019 10:15 PM (DrqHq)

71 >>> 68 Test
Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 10:14 PM (ltuaO)

*holds up card*

5.5

Posted by: East German Judge at August 21, 2019 10:15 PM (0ReGO)

72 Quote II:

I had an interesting conversation with an HK emigre to the US (legal of course), and it is really going to hell in a hand basket there, She got out two years before the Brits wimped out and will never go back. HK police are brutal and "suspects" have no rights (surprise, surprise). Everyone knows that every electronic message is monitored, and "insider" code words are in common use. Police have penetrated the dissidents, but, in turn, the dissidents have penetrated the police and bi-directional hacking is the order of the day.

We need to pay attention to prepare for the post 2024 world here!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:15 PM (BiNEL)

73 71 >>> 68 Test
Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 10:14 PM (ltuaO)

*holds up card*

5.5
Posted by: East German Judge at August 21, 2019 10:15 PM (0ReGO)

Score inflation!

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:15 PM (NWiLs)

74 Glorious photo up top, Mis Hum !

Posted by: Adriane the Star Trek Legal Critic ... at August 21, 2019 10:15 PM (LPnfS)

75 I once had the privilege of having my tire shred, at high speed, on the Jersey Turnpike. That was real fun. And good evening Horde.

Posted by: joncelli tries Windows 10 at August 21, 2019 10:15 PM (1FhAQ)

76 65 I have this theory that some women who have abortions behave like Alyssa Milano as a way to silence their guilty conscience.

___

Why do you assume she has a guilty conscience? Seriously. Millions of women have abortions. Some regret it, some don't. Some have multiple abortions and shrug their shoulders about it.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:15 PM (FiUMj)

77 weft-cut, I think Burning Man is fairly close to Reno/Sparks though. Tons of places to stay there.

The Area 51 area, OTOH, seems to be considerably further away from anything.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:16 PM (L2ZTs)

78
Oh how I want to ride that highway!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar


It looks like the road to Area 51.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 10:16 PM (aKsyK)

79 43 Hi Ladyl!!!
Posted by: Jewells45 at August 21, 2019 10:10 PM (dUJdY)



{{{Jewells!}}}

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:16 PM (TdMsT)

80 Werewolves have been outlawed in London.

Bluebell's Spork is..... next.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 21, 2019 10:16 PM (QzJWU)

81 67 17 Notice: Posted with permission by the Ace Media Empire and AceCorp, LLC. All rights reserved. Transcripts are available for $5.00 with SASE*.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:00 PM

*Cash, check, or money order?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:04 PM (BiNEL)
ammo
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 21, 2019 10:14 PM (sy5kK)


AND EverClear!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:16 PM (BiNEL)

82 Alyssa Milano proudly boasted that the two abortions she obtained in 1993 helped to make her life the way it is today.

That's true, those abortions helped her to become a typical member of the entertainment industry. Does it even occur to people like herself that a large number of the liberals in the entertainment industry wallow in shallowness and childish self-indulgence.
No one is surprised that these people seem to have a high incidence of substance abuse and that many of them can't maintain long term marriages.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 21, 2019 10:16 PM (+lVUW)

83 Hong Kong talent is leaving the area. Again.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 21, 2019 10:16 PM (u82oZ)

84 >>>Transcripts are available for $5.00 with SASE.

Cool. Now just provide me the address to send my request.

Posted by: cfo mom at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (RfzVr)

85 I'm so glad I killed those two people back in 1993, my life would have been so less awesome if they would have lived!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (Rz2Nc)

86 So...


I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (TdMsT)

87 I have no idea how those expiry dates on packaged food are determined... If it doesn't smell too bad, eat it! God gave us all an immune system, and a nose right above our corn hole -- use them!

Of course, I've a great sense of smell... It's a curse, actually...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (wgV7k)

88 The Metallica story is cool. I'm not a big fan of theirs but good for them. Another band that does something similar, but in the US is Breaking Benjamin. They've partnered with St Jude's. Seem like a decent couple of guys

Posted by: Gman at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (GyfXs)

89 32:When she is an old woman she will regret not having children.


Milano has a couple of kids now. They are doomed.

Posted by: Puddleglum, job huntin' at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (TDEu0)

90 Tonight's qdpsteve question for the Horde:

Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?

(My hunch is it's a tie between BTO and Rush)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (L2ZTs)

91 49 Hearing East on I-80 as you come to the Nevada / Utah state line you can look down the highway far enough to see the curvature of the earth. Cool.
Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at August 21, 2019 10:11 PM (xNAv5)

Shill!

Posted by: eric dubay at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (QwmrN)

92 My dachshund just swallowed a whole chicken drumstick bone. Prayers and good karma would really be appreciated.

Posted by: NeoOtter at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (0x00j)

93

Bill Gates was named as one of the executors of Jeffery Epstein's estate. They apparently have some previous path crossings.


HuH?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (sy5kK)

94 81 67 17 Notice: Posted with permission by the Ace Media Empire and AceCorp, LLC. All rights reserved. Transcripts are available for $5.00 with SASE*.
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*Cash, check, or money order?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:04 PM (BiNEL)
ammo
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 21, 2019 10:14 PM (sy5kK)

AND EverClear!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:16 PM (BiNEL)

Hookers, blow and maple syrup.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (NWiLs)

95 FireHorse, how many abortions has the cookie had?

Posted by: qdpsteve
________

Back in the '90s, the Pepperidge Farm Milano was known in cookie circles as a tart, even though it's just dark chocolate between two vanilla wafers. It gained an especially scandalous reputation among the Chessmen. Even the bishops got involved, and they took an oath to not do that sort of stuff. Heck, even the queen got in on what that cookie was slinging around.

I guess I'll answer your question with a question: Seen any miniature dark chocolate rooks or knights in the supermarket in the last twenty-five years

Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (jh17W)

96 Burning Man is way out in the middle of nowhere. Nowhere near Reno. And besides the whole point of it is to be THERE, not in a hotel room.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:18 PM (FiUMj)

97 FireHorse, I see you've given this some thought ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:18 PM (L2ZTs)

98 I'm blowing off work tomorrow to go fishing with my son.

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 21, 2019 10:18 PM (yztq2)

99 90 No love for Triumph?? They were Canucks, eh?

Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 10:18 PM (Gylu/)

100 Thanks JT! I wasn't terribly worried but better safe than sorry. I'm feeling back to normal today finally!
Posted by: Jewells45

Let this be a teachable moment for the Horde: whenever ya feel like shit, look at the bright side and be thankful that ya don't smell like shit. (This may not apply in San Fran)

Posted by: JT at August 21, 2019 10:18 PM (arJlL)

101 LL, my bad then. I thought it was similar to Coachella, about 20-50 miles from some seriously populated areas.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:19 PM (L2ZTs)

102 98 I'm blowing off work tomorrow to go fishing with my son.
Posted by: Muad'dib at August 21, 2019 10:18 PM (yztq2)

Good for you, dude.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:19 PM (NWiLs)

103 Hey everybody.



Alyssa Milano can DIAF. Honestly, her comment proves a hypothesis
I've had for a long time, which is that some women are *sexually turned
on* by getting abortions.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:02 PM (L2ZTs)

Ho's for satan?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 21, 2019 10:19 PM (9Om/r)

104

*holds up card* 

5.5

Posted by: East German Judge at August 21, 2019 10:15 PM (0ReGO)

Thank you, thank you.

Alyssa Milano could have let her child live and she knows it. If she's bringing it up decades after the fact means it's still lurking in her mind.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 10:20 PM (ltuaO)

105 Hookers, blow and maple syrup.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (NWiLs)


MisHum likes it sticky? I did not know that...

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:20 PM (L2ZTs)

106 What's up with Fenelon?

Posted by: Puddleglum, job huntin' at August 21, 2019 10:20 PM (TDEu0)

107 My dachshund just swallowed a whole chicken drumstick bone. Prayers and good karma would really be appreciated.

Oh no!!! Oh dachshunds have a very special place in my heart. I hope he/she is okay!! Probably should go to the vet.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 21, 2019 10:20 PM (dUJdY)

108 The Band were mostly Canadian.

Posted by: NeoOtter at August 21, 2019 10:20 PM (0x00j)

109 Liberals have to celebrate the evils that they commit in order to deceive themselves that they did not, in fact, do anything evil.

However, we know they did. And so does God.

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 21, 2019 10:20 PM (AkkRZ)

110 >>> 86 So...


I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (TdMsT)

NOT a low-cut shirt, despite what some Morons may tell you (and ask for pics).

Hot brass in boobs = no fun.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 21, 2019 10:20 PM (0ReGO)

111 Did it chew it up and swallow, or swallow it whole? If the second, I'd contact a vet.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 21, 2019 10:21 PM (Rz2Nc)

112 87 I have no idea how those expiry dates on packaged food are determined... If it doesn't smell too bad, eat it! God gave us all an immune system, and a nose right above our corn hole -- use them!

Of course, I've a great sense of smell... It's a curse, actually...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (wgV7k)

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

My son has no sense of smell, so he won't notice if things go bad. All things considered, though, if you're going to lack a sense, that's probably one of the least problematic.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at August 21, 2019 10:21 PM (Zbbka)

113 Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:02 PM (L2ZTs)

Ho's for satan?
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 21, 2019 10:19 PM (9Om/r)

If there isn't an all-chick metal band by this name, there ought to be.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:21 PM (NWiLs)

114 96 Burning Man is way out in the middle of nowhere. Nowhere near Reno. And besides the whole point of it is to be THERE, not in a hotel room.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:18 PM (FiUMj)

And the drugs. And rape. And a lifetime of regret.

Posted by: eric dubay at August 21, 2019 10:21 PM (QwmrN)

115 Berserker, I imagine Alyssa spending eternity wide awake, trapped in a very tiny, pitch-black box.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:21 PM (L2ZTs)

116 What's up with Fenelon?

She just said she was having health issues, didn't want to elaborate.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 21, 2019 10:21 PM (dUJdY)

117 >
Good for you, dude.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:19 PM (NWiLs)



Thanks brother. With any luck, I'll be sending pics to Bender.

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 21, 2019 10:21 PM (yztq2)

118 If your left rear tire is going downhill faster than your car...

...you just might be a Moron.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 10:21 PM (mvenn)

119 My dachshund just swallowed a whole chicken drumstick bone. Prayers and good karma would really be appreciated.

Posted by: NeoOtter
________

The danger comes when they chew the bones and make them sharp and then swallow them. (Seriously.)

The advantage of the dachshund is that the long narrow body should orient the bone lengthwise during digestion, so pooping it out should be a no problem. (Totally kidding on this point.)

Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2019 10:21 PM (jh17W)

120 90 Tonight's qdpsteve question for the Horde:

Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?

(My hunch is it's a tie between BTO and Rush)
Posted by: qdpsteve



Rush. It's not even close.

{I'm an admitted Rush fanboy, so slightly biased}

Posted by: Puddleglum, job huntin' at August 21, 2019 10:21 PM (TDEu0)

121 That top picture shouts "Road Trip."

Well done, Misanthropic Humanitarian.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 21, 2019 10:21 PM (u82oZ)

122 She carries. Damn the rules.
Posted by: Tonypete

My older sister used to teach at Shawnee State in Southern Ohio, and it was a long drive home at night.

Her husband took a .410 shotgun and sawed off the barrel (totally illegal) and she carried it under her driver's seat.....just in case.

Totally illegal, but inside of 10 feet, totally deadly. She's kind of little too, and could be overpowered by a hyper squirrel (is that an exaggeration?)

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at August 21, 2019 10:22 PM (S6Pax)

123 Milano has a couple of kids now. They are doomed.

Mommy loved you so much that she decided to have you, and not kill you like the first two.

Posted by: Milano! at August 21, 2019 10:22 PM (I2/tG)

124 Never been to Burning man myself. But I know a dude who went for several years in a row. Said it was a surreal experience. If you met him on the street you'd never guess he's into the scene.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:22 PM (FiUMj)

125 I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?
Posted by: Ladyl
----
Comfortable, non-restrictive pants and high collared shirt. Put your hair up, wear a baseball type hat or visor. Closed toe shoes. You don't want hot brass to get down a low cut blouse. Some recommend long sleeves but I've never had issues with short sleeves.

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 21, 2019 10:22 PM (UUBmN)

126 NeoOtter, really? I thought they were mostly southern.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:22 PM (L2ZTs)

127 I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?



Crew neck t-shirt. And either jeans or cargo pants. Maybe long shorts.

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 21, 2019 10:22 PM (AkkRZ)

128 Man Accused Of Shooting 6 Philadelphia Police Officers Was Federal Informant
according to;
https://theappeal.org/police-shooting-informant/

Posted by: 18-1 at August 21, 2019 10:23 PM (WdocV)

129 Bander not Bender. Freaking auto cucumber

Posted by: Muad'dib at August 21, 2019 10:23 PM (yztq2)

130 Did it chew it up and swallow, or swallow it whole? If the second, I'd contact a vet.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42
________

Oh, boy -- really? I thought the chewing was the bad part.

Crap -- call the vet, and I'll ask St. Francis to -- what's the dog's name?

Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2019 10:23 PM (jh17W)

131 Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?

___

Cory Hart

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:23 PM (FiUMj)

132 Hola chamucos y chamucas.

Posted by: chango butt at August 21, 2019 10:23 PM (B+t5k)

133 46 LL
Yes I was appalled by her comments. She seems typical of a strain in our society today that is self-centered and completely amoral. It's a stain on society. People like her should be shamed and not celebrated. Sorry I sound like a cranky old fart it's the truth.

Posted by: Farmer posting from stupid smartphone at August 21, 2019 10:23 PM (lJ4HH)

134 Alyssa Milano is effing retarded.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 21, 2019 10:23 PM (Dhht7)

135 I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?

Wear absolutely nothing. That way they know you're not break any concealed carry laws ...

Posted by: Adriane the Star Trek Legal Critic ... at August 21, 2019 10:23 PM (LPnfS)

136 Jewells45,

He, Skip, is going to the vet first thing tomorrow. This little guy is pretty much my life now. My wife is devastated he slipped in to our bedroom and snatched up her entire dinner.

Posted by: NeoOtter at August 21, 2019 10:24 PM (0x00j)

137 I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?

___

A black trench coat, sunglasses, and a stone cold WOAH face.

Posted by: Keanu Reeves at August 21, 2019 10:24 PM (WdocV)

138 Bill Gates was named as one of the executors of Jeffery Epstein's estate. They apparently have some previous path crossings.

Remember, Epstein was a big patron of tech research, to such an extent that he allegedly provided underage girls to a couple of famous scientists.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 21, 2019 10:24 PM (I2/tG)

139 If there isn't an all-chick metal band by this name, there ought to be.
Posted by: Insomniac


Well, baby metal is pretty satanic for some variation of the term.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2019 10:24 PM (DrqHq)

140 2 abortions in one year. Gawd.

Posted by: kallisto at August 21, 2019 10:24 PM (Fxt+d)

141 Hope Fenelon is doing OK.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 21, 2019 10:24 PM (l9m7l)

142 olddog.. how is your wife doing?

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 21, 2019 10:24 PM (dUJdY)

143 Guess Who > BTO > Rush

Posted by: cfo mom at August 21, 2019 10:24 PM (RfzVr)

144 I'm blowing off work tomorrow to go fishing with my son.
Posted by: Muad'dib at August 21, 2019 10:18 PM (yztq2)

Awesome, enjoy!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 21, 2019 10:24 PM (Rz2Nc)

145 >>>
125 I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?
Posted by: Ladyl
----
Comfortable, non-restrictive pants and high collared shirt. Put your hair up, wear a baseball type hat or visor. Closed toe shoes. You don't want hot brass to get down a low cut blouse. Some recommend long sleeves but I've never had issues with short sleeves.
Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 21, 2019 10:22 PM (UUBmN)

See, *this* was actually helpful!!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 21, 2019 10:25 PM (0ReGO)

146 Man Accused Of Shooting 6 Philadelphia Police Officers Was Federal Informant

He picked a helluva time to clam up.

Posted by: JT at August 21, 2019 10:25 PM (arJlL)

147
Totally illegal, but inside of 10 feet, totally deadly. She's kind of little too, and could be overpowered by a hyper squirrel (is that an exaggeration?)
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America



I think you're underestimating your sister my dear. I'd say she could be overpowered by a deranged rabbit. But not a squirrel....

/Ohio Night of the Lepus...

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 21, 2019 10:25 PM (AkkRZ)

148 Pioneering aviators > pioneering motorists! That fellow who lost a wheel probably survived...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 10:25 PM (wgV7k)

149 24 Lol, ""In 1993, I had two abortions," Milano said" meaning she was a pass around party ho.
Posted by: Gmac - Winning never gets old, like me ... But I'm still winning dammit! at


It also means that after the first abortion she was still to dumb to use birth control.
She may as well hang a sign around her neck that says, "Too stupid to learn."

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 21, 2019 10:25 PM (+lVUW)

150 86 So...


I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (TdMsT)

Priority 1, no low cut shirts. Crew neck or collared shirt. Hot brass in the cleavage is no bueno. Cap with a visor, keeps hot brass from potentially bouncing over and behind your eye protection which did happen to me once.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:25 PM (NWiLs)

151 Mommy loved you so much that she decided to have you, and not kill you like the first two.

Posted by: Milano! at August 21, 2019 10:22 PM (I2/tG)

I have always wondered what those mothers say to their children if they find out what they did?

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 10:25 PM (ltuaO)

152 That wheel thing happened to my sister driving a '64 Corvair. Hilarious.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (yhYmR)


I had forgotten this, but I was driving an International Harvester TravelAll (precursor to the Suburban) when I lost a rear wheel (bearing failure). I had driven hundreds of miles in that beast towing a loaded four horse trailer for daughter H's Pony Club. But, it never failed me in those situations. I had second thoughts about Divine Providence after that event.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:26 PM (BiNEL)

153 ---
Comfortable, non-restrictive pants and high collared shirt. Put your hair up, wear a baseball type hat or visor. Closed toe shoes. You don't want hot brass to get down a low cut blouse. Some recommend long sleeves but I've never had issues with short sleeves.
Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 21, 2019 10:22 PM (UUBmN)


Thanks, Lin-duh. The shirt is going to be a problem. I'll have to go through the closets tomorrow morning...

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:26 PM (TdMsT)

154 147 I'd totally go see that movie...

Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 10:26 PM (Gylu/)

155 My wife is devastated he slipped in to our bedroom and snatched up her entire dinner.

Ours snuck into hubby's room and ate a whole bunch of chocolate. I think I even mentioned it on the ONT months ago. He was fine. But a bone is a different story.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 21, 2019 10:26 PM (dUJdY)

156 Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?

Posted by: qdpsteve
________

Kick Axe.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2019 10:26 PM (jh17W)

157 Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?



I live in the Detroit area, and listen to a Canadian rock station. There are THREE Canadian rockers: Rush, Loverboy and Bryan Adams. That's the list.

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 21, 2019 10:27 PM (AkkRZ)

158 Speaking of JT's info above...

Was there ever any evidence presented that the Las Vegas shooter of a few years ago was a government, or deep state, employee?

Still frustrating, of course, that the investigation was closed without any kind of resolution.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:27 PM (L2ZTs)

159
Priority 1, no low cut shirts. Crew neck or collared shirt. Hot brass in the cleavage is no bueno. Cap with a visor, keeps hot brass from potentially bouncing over and behind your eye protection which did happen to me once.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:25 PM (NWiLs)


Hmmm. This sounds more dangerous than I thought.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:27 PM (TdMsT)

160 This little guy is pretty much my life now. My wife is devastated he slipped in to our bedroom and snatched up her entire dinner.

Her entire dinner was a chicken bone ?

Posted by: JT at August 21, 2019 10:27 PM (arJlL)

161 good evening y'all

Posted by: wing at August 21, 2019 10:28 PM (JFzNN)

162 FireHorse, not Chilliwack? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:28 PM (L2ZTs)

163 I have always wondered what those mothers say to their children if they find out what they did?

Those poor kids. It's one thing to have a couple of literal skeletons in your closet, and quite another to announce that you are damned proud of it.

Abortion is so empowering you see.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 21, 2019 10:28 PM (I2/tG)

164 Two babies died to make room for a B - movie actress? Or is it TV. Seems a little pompous of Milano to be congratulating herself. And deranged.

Posted by: kallisto at August 21, 2019 10:28 PM (Fxt+d)

165 159
Priority 1, no low cut shirts. Crew neck or collared shirt. Hot brass in the cleavage is no bueno. Cap with a visor, keeps hot brass from potentially bouncing over and behind your eye protection which did happen to me once.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:25 PM (NWiLs)


Hmmm. This sounds more dangerous than I thought.
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:27 PM (TdMsT)

Nah. Just dress appropriately and you'll be fine.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:28 PM (NWiLs)

166 Nice ONT, Mis Hum. The road in that photo seems to go on forever. . .

Sadly, I believe that Darren J. Beattie guy is on to something.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at August 21, 2019 10:28 PM (bHlGF)

167 28 Re campus carry - Mrs. TP teaches an evening class for grad students at The very large Midwestern university. The walk between her class building and the parking lot is sketchy after dark. Campus is totally criminal friendly. She's small, a bit frail and cannot run at all.

She carries. Damn the rules.
Posted by: Tonypete


Not to scare you, but predators know that university campuses have a lot women walking around at night.

Aren't the oh so liberal universities concerned about women's safety?

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 21, 2019 10:28 PM (+lVUW)

168 NOT a low-cut shirt, despite what some Morons may tell you (and ask for pics).

Hot brass in boobs = no fun.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 21, 2019 10:20 PM (0ReGO)

Madame, you are no fun at all.
The hot brass dance is awesome!

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 21, 2019 10:29 PM (z79tQ)

169 qdpsteve,

all of the original Band members but Levon Helm were from Canada.

Posted by: NeoOtter at August 21, 2019 10:29 PM (0x00j)

170 "receive at least a basic income so they can retire, rather than being forced to labour until they drop"

I actually _hoped_ never to retire, to keep working til I literally died at my desk. Then my employer folded, and I discovered that NOBODY wants to hire a 62-year-old white male with 43 years in the workforce, and a BSCS and MSCS (that I paid for out of my OWN pocket!) It was a giant slap in the f*cking face, and a source of my furious resentment.

Salt in the wound: LIE after LIE after LIE from hiring managers, employment agencies, job fair stooges, etc. Their ONLY skill is LYING, and they suck at it. They got mad at ME when I'd catch them in their transparent f*cking LIES!

F*ck them, I'll live off their FICA contributions, and HOPE the well runs dry before THEY retire. I'm now a socialist by necessity, not design.

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 10:29 PM (mk9aG)

171

143 Guess Who > BTO > Rush
Posted by: cfo mom at August 21, 2019 10:24 PM (RfzVr)


Guess Who = Bachman Turner Overdrive

essentially.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 21, 2019 10:30 PM (sy5kK)

172 hot brass from potentially bouncing over and behind your eye protection which did happen to me once.
Posted by: Insomniac
----
Me too!

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 21, 2019 10:30 PM (UUBmN)

173 Berserker, I imagine Alyssa spending eternity wide awake, trapped in a very tiny, pitch-black box.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:21 PM (L2ZTs)


But she can hear "things" moving around outside the box!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:30 PM (BiNEL)

174

The Guess Who

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 10:30 PM (aKsyK)

175 Loverboy is Canuck? Hmm. I had no idea. You learn new stuff every day/

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:31 PM (FiUMj)

176 I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?

Jeans, closed-toe shoes, a t-shirt with a high neckline. A baseball cap is good too to prevent brass dropping onto your head.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at August 21, 2019 10:31 PM (qc+VF)

177 Those poor kids. It's one thing to have a couple of literal skeletons in your closet, and quite another to announce that you are damned proud of it.

Abortion is so empowering you see.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 21, 2019 10:28 PM (I2/tG)

---------

A couple of puny babies aren't going to hold Alyssa back, becuz GRRRRRRRRLLL Power!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2019 10:31 PM (amw5z)

178 cfo mom-

Did you and your grandson at least have an enjoyable time ?

And would you wish to do it again ?

Posted by: JT at August 21, 2019 10:31 PM (arJlL)

179 Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?


The Guess Who.


Burton Cummings voice was all kinds of awesome.

Posted by: davidt at August 21, 2019 10:31 PM (Bgx7w)

180 One would think a cartilaginous bird bone should be easily digestable by a canine... I could be wrong...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 10:31 PM (wgV7k)

181 Thunderface (from Dog River, SK) is an enjoyable act.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2019 10:32 PM (jh17W)

182 Guess Who = Bachman Turner Overdrive



essentially.



Yeah, I see that.

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 21, 2019 10:32 PM (AkkRZ)

183 Watching Tucker. He had the Gates story.
Bill Gates took at least one ride on Epsteins private plane to Palm Beach. Not the Lolita Express.
It's one of Bill's science advisers who'd been named an executor.
He issued a statement that no way in hell was he having anything to do with the will.
Gates is an odd bastard but I never got the pedo vibe from him.
Nerd vibe, yes.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at August 21, 2019 10:33 PM (yOcNV)

184 Wasn't Herb Albert's band the Titiana Hot Brass Band, no?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2019 10:33 PM (DrqHq)

185
Berserker, I imagine Alyssa spending eternity wide awake, trapped in a very tiny, pitch-black box.
Posted by: qdpsteve


Alyssa Marceau in the invisible box.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 10:33 PM (aKsyK)

186 {{{Ladyl}}}

Follow the dress code suggestions, be careful, and you'll have a great time! Think of it as tennis with gunpowder augmented volleys!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:33 PM (BiNEL)

187 59 I want those assholes to go to Area 51 and find out what breaking red means.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (nDe2U)

Eating dirt while an 18 year old sticks an M-4 in the small of your back?

Posted by: Fox2! at August 21, 2019 10:33 PM (MwFQu)

188 weft-cut, the Tijuana Brass.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:34 PM (L2ZTs)

189 I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?

Might as well wear a false beard and an Abe Lincoln top hat too!

Posted by: JT at August 21, 2019 10:34 PM (arJlL)

190 151 Mommy loved you so much that she decided to have you, and not kill you like the first two.

Posted by: Milano! at August 21, 2019 10:22 PM (I2/tG)

I have always wondered what those mothers say to their children if they find out what they did?
Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 10:25 PM (ltuaO)


Back then honey, having a baby would have meant I couldn't bang everything over six inches.

You understand, right little girl?

Posted by: Alyssa Milano at August 21, 2019 10:34 PM (sy5kK)

191 The road goes on forever and the party never ends.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lTjsU-iJyM

Posted by: cfo mom at August 21, 2019 10:34 PM (RfzVr)

192 Loverboy is Canuck? Hmm. I had no idea. You learn new stuff every day

Posted by: Lurking Lurker
________

The first truly North American band, which incorporated French, English and Spanish in one lyric:

"Senorita solitaire, you got a certain kind a savoir faire."

Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2019 10:34 PM (jh17W)

193 Ladyl,
Just don't go in a tank top, shorts, and flips flops. I see it all the time with first time shooters. A crew neck shirt is fine. If hot brass bounces off you quickly, no problem. You just don't want to give it a place to get stuck, that's when you get burned.

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 21, 2019 10:34 PM (UUBmN)

194 There are stretches of highway heading East from Pocatello that look a lot like that first pic.

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at August 21, 2019 10:35 PM (HvSaH)

195 The road in that photo seems to go on forever. . .

*********

...and the party never ends.

/Robert Earl Keen

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 10:35 PM (mvenn)

196 32 21 Alyssa Milano is just plain evil.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:05 PM (NWiLs)

When she is an old woman she will regret not having children. She will be alone and no one will care for her.
Posted by: ALH


She's already finished as an actress because her liberal entertainment industry treats women her age like used up garbage.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 21, 2019 10:35 PM (+lVUW)

197 "But she can hear "things" moving around outside the box!"

I was thing that the box could be made of metal and be heated to red hot at random points and random times. Or maybe just occasionally electrified

Posted by: Gman at August 21, 2019 10:35 PM (GyfXs)

198 Liberals have to celebrate the evils that they commit in order to deceive themselves that they did not, in fact, do anything evil.

However, we know they did. And so does God. 


Thank you Shibumi. So very well said.

Posted by: Floridachick at August 21, 2019 10:35 PM (IKVyV)

199 Some recommend long sleeves but I've never had issues with short sleeves.
Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 21, 2019 10:22 PM (UUBmN)


Long sleeves are good if you burn easily. Or else wear sunscreen, even at a covered range.

If you play tennis outdoors then you've probably already figured that part out, but it's easy to overlook.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 21, 2019 10:35 PM (t+qrx)

200 63 A former paid Trump campaign worker and current GSA assistant administrator was fired from his job in the White House for having oral (gay?) sex on the roof of the White House
I guess he/they were sort of victims of the bathroom wars/no gender neutral policies there
Posted by: Kurt at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (qlc0k)

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

Mile high clubbers...aim higher.

Posted by: G at August 21, 2019 10:36 PM (NDlpU)

201 Tonight's qdpsteve question for the Horde:

Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?

(My hunch is it's a tie between BTO and Rush)
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (L2ZTs)

Neil Young was musically sound if politically Daffy. As NeoOtter mentioned, the Band was mostly from the frosty side of the northern border. If you haven't heard Robbie Robertson's 1987 solo album, do your ears a favor and get to it. And no conversation about Canadian music is complete without mentioning Leonard Cohen (though you probably would not classify him as "rock.")

Though you are right, Rush is the top of Canada's music mountain.

Posted by: tankdemon at August 21, 2019 10:36 PM (dpIig)

202 I know a woman that successfully raised two kids. She had the first at 15. And I was married at 19, so she was certainly old enough to be a mom.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 21, 2019 10:36 PM (Lqy/e)

203 Priority 1, no low cut shirts. Crew neck or collared shirt. Hot brass in the cleavage is no bueno. Cap with a visor, keeps hot brass from potentially bouncing over and behind your eye protection which did happen to me once.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:25 PM (NWiLs)

Really? I've seen plenty of movies with women wearing next to nothing shooting and no bad effects!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at August 21, 2019 10:36 PM (Rz2Nc)

204
125 I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?
Posted by: Ladyl
---- ---

I have a black T-shirt I like to wear. It says SUSPECT in big block letters on the back.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2019 10:37 PM (amw5z)

205 From "Why Hasn't BREXIT Happened?"

https://tinyurl.com/yxo7puql

"May was just a talker when it came to immigration policy, but.... Once the judiciary rules politics, all politicians are just talkers."

Wow, Nailed it!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at August 21, 2019 10:37 PM (e5/cJ)

206 I was thing that the box could be made of metal and be heated to red hot at random points and random times. Or maybe just occasionally electrified

Posted by: Gman at August 21, 2019 10:35 PM (GyfXs)


I like the way you think, BUT embrace the power of "and"!!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:37 PM (BiNEL)

207 it was Melissa Gates who was the superfreak. not Bill.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at August 21, 2019 10:38 PM (o6pht)

208 olddog.. how is your wife doing?

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 21, 2019 10:24

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Hi, Jewells. She's doing better. Saw the oncologist today. Resuming chemo treatments next week. Her wounds are healing nicely. For now.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 21, 2019 10:38 PM (Dhht7)

209 172 hot brass from potentially bouncing over and behind your eye protection which did happen to me once.
Posted by: Insomniac
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Me too!
Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 21, 2019 10:30 PM (UUBmN)

Did not feel too good so I made sure to wear a ball cap thereafter.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:38 PM (NWiLs)

210 186 {{{Ladyl}}}

Follow the dress code suggestions, be careful, and you'll have a great time! Think of it as tennis with gunpowder augmented volleys!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:33 PM (BiNEL)

{{{Hrothgar!!!}}}

How are you?

I'm excited to go to the range. I don't want to love it too much, as I don't have time for another addiction. I'm going to be playing six days a week starting in September. I just hope my sore back can take it.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:38 PM (TdMsT)

211 Evenin' Horde. Thanks for the ONT as usual, MH. Top photo looks like Nevada.

Headin' out in the morning for a 4-day backpacking trip with Average Son. Gonna be a hot one.

Posted by: Average Guy at August 21, 2019 10:39 PM (BaHwF)

212 Tonight's qdpsteve question for the Horde:

Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?

(My hunch is it's a tie between BTO and Rush)
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (L2ZTs)

Huh. Surprised no one has mentioned Celine Dion.

Posted by: This sock is used to protect the innocent. at August 21, 2019 10:39 PM (LImvu)

213 I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?

********

It might be interesting to show up in a burqa.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 10:39 PM (mvenn)

214 JT, yes it was fun (for certain values of fun). He caught his first fish, which was great. He was a tad bored sometimes, but he got over that as the campground filled up with more kids on the weekend.

I would do it again with him as long as we get to be alone without his 'rents.

Posted by: cfo mom at August 21, 2019 10:39 PM (RfzVr)

215 I see a quote from a Milwaukee mayor and I just assume he's a socialist before I read it. I blame Alice Cooper.

Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2019 10:39 PM (jh17W)

216 What sort of boomstick are you planning on shooting, Ladyl?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 10:40 PM (wgV7k)

217
Did not feel too good so I made sure to wear a ball cap thereafter.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:38 PM (NWiLs)


I don't have a ball cap but I've got lots of visors.

Will that be okay?

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:40 PM (TdMsT)

218
125 I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?
Posted by: Ladyl
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Anything that has "tactical" in the name is fine.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2019 10:40 PM (amw5z)

219 216 What sort of boomstick are you planning on shooting, Ladyl?
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 10:40 PM (wgV7k)


I have no idea what the gentleman is bringing. He has a big collection, apparently.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:41 PM (TdMsT)

220 JT, yes it was fun (for certain values of fun). He caught his first fish, which was great. He was a tad bored sometimes, but he got over that as the campground filled up with more kids on the weekend.

I would do it again with him as long as we get to be alone without his 'rents.
Posted by: cfo mom

That's great that he caught his first fish.

I thought it was just you and he camping.

Posted by: JT at August 21, 2019 10:41 PM (arJlL)

221 218
125 I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?
Posted by: Ladyl
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Anything that has "tactical" in the name is fine.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2019 10:40 PM (amw5z)

Um, no.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:41 PM (NWiLs)

222 Visors work

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at August 21, 2019 10:41 PM (UUBmN)

223 Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:38 PM (TdMsT)

Good fr you.
Increasingly, I feel that everyone I care about should have enough range time in to feel comfortable and capable with at least one weapon!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:42 PM (BiNEL)

224
It might be interesting to show up in a burqa.
Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 10:39 PM (mvenn)


OMG. ---Gasp---


I can't stop laughing.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:42 PM (TdMsT)

225 Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?

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Dutailier. Hand-crafted.

Posted by: G at August 21, 2019 10:42 PM (NDlpU)

226 olddog, good to hear that things are improving for your wife. She has been in my prayers and will continue to be.

Posted by: cfo mom at August 21, 2019 10:42 PM (RfzVr)

227 I have no idea what the gentleman is bringing. He has a big collection, apparently.
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:41 PM (TdMsT)

Too much time spent here has me seeing that line with scare quotes around gentleman and collection. I think it's a good thing, which probably makes me a moron.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 21, 2019 10:43 PM (z79tQ)

228 Bill Gates took at least one ride on Epsteins private plane to Palm Beach. Not the Lolita Express. 

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at August 21, 2019 10:33 PM (yOcNV)

The 727 was used for in flight sex parties.

Gates claims he had no business dealings with Epstein so...what was he doing on the plane 4 years after Epstein went to jail for being a pedophile?

If you were a public figure why would you catch a flight on the private plane of a convicted pedophile?

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 10:43 PM (ltuaO)

229 It might be interesting to show up in a burqa.
Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 10:39 PM (mvenn)


OMG. ---Gasp---


I can't stop laughing.
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:42 PM (TdMsT)

-------

It's all fun until people start depositing their mail in the slot.

Posted by: Boris Johnson at August 21, 2019 10:43 PM (amw5z)

230
Good fr you.
Increasingly, I feel that everyone I care about should have enough range time in to feel comfortable and capable with at least one weapon!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:42 PM (BiNEL)


First time for me. My fear is that I will suck and humiliate myself.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:43 PM (TdMsT)

231 She's already finished as an actress because her liberal entertainment industry treats women her age like used up garbage.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 21, 2019 10:35 PM (+lVUW)


Which they are.

Posted by: Red Johnny Walker at August 21, 2019 10:43 PM (xcd1u)

232
OMG. ---Gasp---

I can't stop laughing.



*********


Ah. My work here for the evening is now complete.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 10:43 PM (mvenn)

233 Relevant to My Interests ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/y3jb8g2a

https://tinyurl.com/y6fnvpr6

https://tinyurl.com/y2wpqdt6

https://tinyurl.com/y2fof3cu

https://tinyurl.com/y5suz3nq

Posted by: kbdabear at August 21, 2019 10:43 PM (qAR6u)

234 I have no idea what the gentleman is bringing. He has a big collection, apparently.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:41 PM



Perhaps you'll have opportunity to try them all...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 10:43 PM (wgV7k)

235
It's all fun until people start depositing their mail in the slot.
Posted by: Boris Johnson at August 21, 2019 10:43 PM (amw5z)


The laughing is making my back hurt!

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:43 PM (TdMsT)

236 217
Did not feel too good so I made sure to wear a ball cap thereafter.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:38 PM (NWiLs)


I don't have a ball cap but I've got lots of visors.

Will that be okay?
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:40 PM (TdMsT)

It might look a little out of place but it'll do the job.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:43 PM (NWiLs)

237 It might be interesting to show up in a burqa.
Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 10:39 PM (mvenn)
OMG. ---Gasp---
I can't stop laughing.
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:42 PM (TdMsT)


Probably you should dispense with the allahu akbar ululation though, just saying!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:44 PM (BiNEL)

238

Max Webster

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 10:44 PM (aKsyK)

239
I got my first cucumber of the season today. And I ate it not three hours off the vine.

And a neighbor got some field peas in and gave me a nice mess, which I'm shelling now.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 21, 2019 10:44 PM (NMAzL)

240 227 I have no idea what the gentleman is bringing. He has a big collection, apparently.
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:41 PM (TdMsT)

Big "collection." Riiiiight.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:44 PM (NWiLs)

241 Headin' out in the morning for a 4-day backpacking trip with Average Son. Gonna be a hot one.



Posted by: Average Guy at August 21, 2019 10:39 PM (BaHwF)

I was thinking the high way that runs north east out of Alamogordo.

Posted by: Truck Driving Guy at August 21, 2019 10:45 PM (vqIkG)

242

Perhaps you'll have opportunity to try them all...


Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 10:43 PM (wgV7k)


I don't want to try anything that will hurt my shoulder.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:45 PM (TdMsT)

243 Thank you, cfo mom.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 21, 2019 10:45 PM (Dhht7)

244 More Relevant to My Interests ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/y6lg22vn

https://tinyurl.com/y4987r77

https://tinyurl.com/y64lq6gm

https://tinyurl.com/y4n2l7mm

https://tinyurl.com/y27dl5ba

Posted by: kbdabear at August 21, 2019 10:45 PM (qAR6u)

245 BTW, a gun range is usually a good place to stock up on all your White Nationalist supplies.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2019 10:45 PM (amw5z)

246 First time for me. My fear is that I will suck and humiliate myself.
There will be no shooting without prior instruction. We'll be walking tyros through the basics.

Posted by: Panhandler at August 21, 2019 10:45 PM (S/rwf)

247
Big "collection." Riiiiight.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:44 PM (NWiLs)


I know. They all say that, right?

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:45 PM (TdMsT)

248 First time for me. My fear is that I will suck and humiliate myself.
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:43 PM (TdMsT)


Ah, but you are disciplined enough to understand about the necessity of practice!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:46 PM (BiNEL)

249 JT, it was just he and I. I came up and took over midweek when they had to work. We had 4 days/3 nights to ourselves.


Posted by: cfo mom at August 21, 2019 10:46 PM (RfzVr)

250 The article linked in Quote IV has some pol whining about the poor in UK having less access to healthcare.

Which is confusing to me, given how I have listened my entire life to Europeans telling me how everyone there has access to free healthcare. Another point of confusion to me, since I have never personally met a European who did not also pay for a fair amount of private insurance to cover everything this allegedly free and allegedly excellent healthcare did not provide for.

Between that and all the Canadians coming down for cancer treatments and heart surgeries, it's almost as if free government healthcare is not what it's cracked up to be.

Posted by: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist at August 21, 2019 10:46 PM (XCaix)

251 245 BTW, a gun range is usually a good place to stock up on all your White Nationalist supplies.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 21, 2019 10:45 PM (amw5z)


Well I should certainly HOPE so.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:46 PM (TdMsT)

252

Ah, but you are disciplined enough to understand about the necessity of practice!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:46 PM (BiNEL)


If I love it enough!

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:47 PM (TdMsT)

253 First time for me. My fear is that I will suck and humiliate myself.
Posted by: Ladyl

Just relax and follow instructions, you'll be fine.

Don't forget your ear protection.

Posted by: JT at August 21, 2019 10:47 PM (arJlL)

254 Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:46 PM (TdMsT)

Trust me, you'll look great in a MAGA hat!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:48 PM (BiNEL)

255 I don't want to try anything that will hurt my shoulder.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:45 PM



Playing tennis as you do, I don't think you should worry... You've probably got great shoulders that can handle the recoil of a goose gun!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 10:48 PM (wgV7k)

256 it was just he and I. I came up and took over midweek when they had to work. We had 4 days/3 nights to ourselves.
Posted by: cfo mom


**********

What card games or board games did you end up taking/playing.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 10:48 PM (mvenn)

257 lin-duh @ 41 --

Much appreciated!

Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2019 10:48 PM (jh17W)

258 Probably you should dispense with the allahu akbar ululation though, just saying!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:44 PM (BiNEL)


I planned to run into the place screaming that.

Just as a joke.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:49 PM (TdMsT)

259 Prayers that the pup is okay. My dogs keep finding chicken bones in the front yard. I don't know where they are coming from. And my big springer ate part of a steak bone that fell out of the freezer. (I keep bones there until we do a dump run).

In this case, you definitely want the vet to check it out.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 21, 2019 10:49 PM (Lqy/e)

260 255 I don't want to try anything that will hurt my shoulder.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:45 PM



Playing tennis as you do, I don't think you should worry... You've probably got great shoulders that can handle the recoil of a goose gun!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 10:48 PM (wgV7k)

Geese can't shoot guns.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:49 PM (NWiLs)

261 "I want to move to Taiwan because Hong Kong is in a period of white terror and ruled by the police, which scares me. I saw no future for the city when it returned to China some 20 years ago, but now it's dangerous to live in, as the police are not protecting people." Steven Chen

... and ... ?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 10:49 PM (EcqY2)

262 That last pic reminds me of this true story from a few years ago: https://tinyurl.com/y23tc7lr

"1 killed, 3 injured in Model T crash near Zion National Park"

Posted by: Scientist Captain at August 21, 2019 10:49 PM (dJs6r)

263
Trust me, you'll look great in a MAGA hat!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:48 PM (BiNEL)

I sure wish I had one...

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:49 PM (TdMsT)

264 I planned to run into the place screaming that.

Just as a joke.
Posted by: Ladyl

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Since all the staff are armed, that may not be a good idea.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 21, 2019 10:49 PM (Y4EXg)

265 https://tinyurl.com/y6lg22vn

Well ... if she took some hot brass at the range, she could jump int the pool right quick to cool it off ...

Posted by: Adriane the Star Trek Legal Critic ... at August 21, 2019 10:50 PM (LPnfS)

266 JT, it was just he and I. I came up and took over midweek when they had to work. We had 4 days/3 nights to ourselves.


Sounds like a good time.

Its nice that you had that bonding experience.

Posted by: JT at August 21, 2019 10:50 PM (arJlL)

267 I don't want to try anything that will hurt my shoulder.
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:45 PM (TdMsT)


Hold it tight into your shoulder, and it won't have a chance to hurt you. It's when it has a chance to travel a bit that it can actually sock you. But even then, it's not going to knock you over or anything.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 21, 2019 10:50 PM (t+qrx)

268 "I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?" Ear and eye protection.

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 10:50 PM (mk9aG)

269 ...24 Lol, ""In 1993, I had two abortions," Milano said" meaning she was a pass around party ho.

Posted by: Gmac - Winning never gets old, like me ... But I'm still winning dammit!

***

It also means that after the first abortion she was still to dumb to use birth control.

She may as well hang a sign around her neck that says, "Too stupid to learn."

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 21, 2019 10:25 PM (+lVUW)




Not sayin' she's stooped, but that 2nd abortion was after she'd had anal secks. Dr. was too kind to tell her it was really only a (repeatedly) impacted stool.


/bleh!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 21, 2019 10:50 PM (QzJWU)

270 46 Am I the only one here who isn't outrageously outraged by Milano's comments? She was 19 and obviously in no way ready to me a parent.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview


I'm outraged by this trend of celebrities to trivialize the killing of fetuses.

A short time ago Martha Plimpton announced that "My first abortion was the best one," to the cheers of her planned parenthood audience. These people want abortion to be viewed as no more serious than going to the doctor for a medical exam.

"Abortion should be safe, legal, and rare" is being consciously and deliberately gotten rid of.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 21, 2019 10:50 PM (+lVUW)

271 First time for me. My fear is that I will suck and humiliate myself.
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:43 PM (TdMsT)

*types*
*deletes*

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:50 PM (NWiLs)

272 "It is an outrageous betrayal of people who have worked hard, paid their taxes and made their National Insurance contributions for decades in the expectation that they will receive at least a basic income so they can retire, rather than being forced to labour until they drop." Ros Altmann

"National Insurance"?

"labour"?

This must be British crap. I can't say that I care about British problems.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 10:51 PM (EcqY2)

273
Playing tennis as you do, I don't think you should worry... You've probably got great shoulders that can handle the recoil of a goose gun!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 10:48 PM (wgV7k)

Geese can't shoot guns.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:49 PM (NWiLs)


I've had a sore shoulder for more than six months. It's not terrible but I'm afraid of making it worse.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:51 PM (TdMsT)

274 Oy.

Painting prep now that the room is cooler.

Good night all ...

Posted by: Adriane the Star Trek Legal Critic ... at August 21, 2019 10:51 PM (LPnfS)

275 Ladyl, how is Allison doing? I don't want to ask too often, 'cause I know sometimes these things take time. Any progress?

Posted by: cfo mom at August 21, 2019 10:51 PM (RfzVr)

276 I'm going to a range for the first time ever. What is the appropriate attire?
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (TdMsT)


If you like blazing hot brass down your cleavage, wear a scoop neck blouse. Wear a pretty bra for when you shuck out of it to keep from getting bilateral brands!


To be serious, 3/4 sleeves, slacks, comfortable shoes, and loose fitting clothes so you can move around and be comfortable. A button up shirt is good.

A nice baseball cap is good too, and tres chic at the range.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2019 10:51 PM (q2o38)

277 *types*
*deletes*
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:50 PM (NWiLs)


Oh you...

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:51 PM (TdMsT)

278 Regarding that last pic:

Saw that happen in rush our traffic in Houston. Tire came off the car ahead of me, crossed over the median and hit a car. Last I saw of the tire it was 10 feet off the ground and still climbing.

Lots of yelling, cussing and swerving going on. And that was just me.

Posted by: tbodie at August 21, 2019 10:51 PM (LImvu)

279 I sure wish I had one...

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:49 PM (TdMsT)


Look for the White Supremacist Supplies Section at the range!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:52 PM (BiNEL)

280 Here's the full article for the "when food has gone bad" entry:
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acssensors.9b00555

Posted by: Roland Hirsch at August 21, 2019 10:52 PM (oMkPq)

281 >>> 270 46 Am I the only one here who isn't outrageously outraged by Milano's comments? She was 19 and obviously in no way ready to me a parent.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview

I'm outraged by this trend of celebrities to trivialize the killing of fetuses.

A short time ago Martha Plimpton announced that "My first abortion was the best one," to the cheers of her planned parenthood audience. These people want abortion to be viewed as no more serious than going to the doctor for a medical exam.

"Abortion should be safe, legal, and rare" is being consciously and deliberately gotten rid of.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 21, 2019 10:50 PM (+lVUW)

Well, yeah. Less than that, even.

something something "sex should be like drinking a glass of water"

- some Russian ahole named Lenin

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 21, 2019 10:53 PM (0ReGO)

282

Look for the White Supremacist Supplies Section at the range!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:52 PM (BiNEL)


That's what I figured. If I'm gawdawful, I can go spend the time in the gift shop. They will have a gift shop, won't they?

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:53 PM (TdMsT)

283 The garden, which is being constructed in the southwest region of the French capital, will span over 14,000 square meters (150,700 square feet), making it the largest urban farm in Europe.

Managed by a team of 20 gardeners, the organic sanctuary will grow 30 different plant species. Representatives from Agripolis, the urban farming company behind the project, say that the site will likely produce about 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) of fruit and vegetables every day in high season.


I wouldn't brag about this. It sounds stupid.

There's no way that pricey urban square footage makes this cost effective in any way, whatsoever.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 10:53 PM (EcqY2)

284 Why would Bill Gates need to hop on someone else's plane? He's the world's richest or 2nd richest man, and can surely afford his own plane.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:53 PM (FiUMj)

285 282

Look for the White Supremacist Supplies Section at the range!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:52 PM (BiNEL)


That's what I figured. If I'm gawdawful, I can go spend the time in the gift shop. They will have a gift shop, won't they?
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:53 PM (TdMsT)

Sure. Sheets, hoods, Rebel flags, swastika belt buckles, you name it.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:54 PM (NWiLs)

286 That's what I figured. If I'm gawdawful, I can go spend the time in the gift shop. They will have a gift shop, won't they?
Posted by: Ladyl


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Ladyl, the whole place is a gift shop!! LOL

Posted by: Tonypete at August 21, 2019 10:54 PM (Y4EXg)

287 Alyssa Milano proudly boasted that the two abortions she obtained in 1993 helped to make her life the way it is today.

Two abortions in one year?

Impressive.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 10:54 PM (EcqY2)

288 I've got a tenner here what says, after tomorrow, our dear Ladyl forsakes the tennis court for the range...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 10:54 PM (wgV7k)

289 The top pic reminds me of a certain stretch of 15 that goes up to Vegas coming from LA. I seem to recall two long hills like that.

Posted by: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist at August 21, 2019 10:54 PM (XCaix)

290 Big "collection." Riiiiight.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:44 PM (NWiLs)





I know. They all say that, right?

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:45 PM (TdMsT)


Nobody I know with a full gun safe says they have a big collection.
They are whining about some gun or caliber they don't have.
More whining = bigger collection

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 21, 2019 10:55 PM (sy5kK)

291 275 Ladyl, how is Allison doing? I don't want to ask too often, 'cause I know sometimes these things take time. Any progress?
Posted by: cfo mom at August 21, 2019 10:51 PM (RfzVr)



I haven't heard anything very recently. But I heard earlier she will not be able ever to go back to teaching. Ugh.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:55 PM (TdMsT)

292 "Abortion should be safe, legal, and rare" is being consciously and deliberately gotten rid of.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 21, 2019 10:50 PM (+lVUW


Been replaced by

"Abortion should be nominally safe, perfectly legal, paid for by other people's tax dollars, and as common as dirt!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:55 PM (BiNEL)

293 Muldoon, I took Yahtzee Battleship and a deck of cards. All he wanted to play was "War". At least he understood that it was entirely a game of chance and luck, not skill.

(I think he was afraid of playing a skill/strategy game against his treacherous granny.)

Posted by: cfo mom at August 21, 2019 10:56 PM (RfzVr)

294 So, I was in another dimension there for a while. I guess that says a lot about me, here. Okay.

Jewells, sent you an order.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 21, 2019 10:56 PM (l9m7l)

295 One can never have too many guns.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:56 PM (NWiLs)

296

Ladyl, the whole place is a gift shop!! LOL
Posted by: Tonypete at August 21, 2019 10:54 PM (Y4EXg)


Well THAT is certainly good to know.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:56 PM (TdMsT)

297 284
I'm not trying to defend Gates. Don't get me wrong. These rich guys hitch rides on each others planes all the time.
Gates and Warren Buffet are often on each others planes for example.
Also Gates and when he was alive, Paul Allen.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at August 21, 2019 10:56 PM (yOcNV)

298 (I think he was afraid of playing a skill/strategy game against his treacherous granny.)

!

Posted by: JT at August 21, 2019 10:57 PM (arJlL)

299
I've had a sore shoulder for more than six months. It's not terrible but I'm afraid of making it worse.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:51 PM (TdMsT)


A .22 is your shoulder's friend.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 21, 2019 10:57 PM (sy5kK)

300 Why would Bill Gates need to hop on someone else's plane? He's the world's richest or 2nd richest man, and can surely afford his own plane.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker


Autism kills.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2019 10:57 PM (DrqHq)

301 284 Why would Bill Gates need to hop on someone else's plane? He's the world's richest or 2nd richest man, and can surely afford his own plane.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:53 PM (FiUMj)


Globalist connection enhancement!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:58 PM (BiNEL)

302 191 I love that song. Have heard a lot of covers over the years. A great driving song.

Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 10:59 PM (Gylu/)

303 20 Free market capitalists don't want government telling me how much I must pay my workers or that they must be US citizens
Government interference is socialism


And free market capitalists do not want to subsidize those workers either. Conservatives deal in reality - not the fantasy land of modern-day libertarians/utopians

Posted by: Hillary 2020 at August 21, 2019 10:59 PM (2Q2wi)

304 Why would Bill Gates need to hop on someone else's plane? He's the world's richest or 2nd richest man, and can surely afford his own plane.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:53 PM (FiUMj)

My good man, donyou have any Grey Poupon?

Posted by: tbodie at August 21, 2019 10:59 PM (LImvu)

305 "Alyssa Milano proudly boasted that the two abortions she obtained in 1993 helped to make her life the way it is today."
I wonder which 65 yr old producer was banging her for her next acting job.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 21, 2019 11:00 PM (DjIXP)

306 Why would Bill Gates need to hop on someone else's plane?


********

Just a few minutes on the tarmac to talk about grandkids and yoga.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 11:00 PM (mvenn)

307 Gates and Warren Buffet are often on each others planes for example.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at August 21, 2019 10:56 PM (yOcNV)


That's because they like to blow each other.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 11:00 PM (EcqY2)

308 I wonder which 65 yr old producer was banging her for her next acting job.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert

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All of them.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 21, 2019 11:00 PM (Y4EXg)

309 46 Am I the only one here who isn't outrageously outraged by Milano's comments? She was 19 and obviously in no way ready to me a parent.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:10 PM (FiUMj)

I am outraged by it.

Let's put this quite simply.

She got knocked up, sure. And her first impulse, the one she chose, was to commit murder.

EVER HEAR OF ADOPTION?

A 19 year old woman is plenty old enough to produce a perfectly healthy child; in fact, she is nearly the perfect age to do so. Meanwhile, those of us who are/were barren would do just about anything to be able to raise kids. I paid over $36K and went to Guatemala to collect my son because people in the US just murder their babies instead of giving them up for adoption.

IT ISN'T A DAMNED PUPPY.

It is a human being, who can grow and live and become a fine member of society. The very minimum care would dictate that the kids gets at least a chance.

So yeah, I'm outraged. She is an idiot, and now she's a murderer. Two dead babies and she still thinks she can lecture us on how to be a good human being. I'm outraged plenty.

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 21, 2019 11:00 PM (vVOK2)

310 There is not a single Starbucks in Lincoln County, Nevada. I think they're going to have to call off the Area 51 operation.

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2019 11:00 PM (n/eZB)

311 If my math is right, that rooftop farm is just about 40 acres. Now all need is a mule.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 21, 2019 11:00 PM (+y/Ru)

312 I'm not trying to defend Gates. Don't get me wrong. These rich guys hitch rides on each others planes all the time. 
Gates and Warren Buffet are often on each others planes for example. 
Also Gates and when he was alive, Paul Allen. 

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at August 21, 2019 10:56 PM (yOcNV)

Convicted pedophile.

I just don't see Bill Gates as a stupid guy. Was Epstein a friend of his? If not what was he on the plane for?

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 11:00 PM (ltuaO)

313 I wonder which 65 yr old producer was banging her for her next acting job.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at August 21, 2019 11:00 PM (DjIXP)

Normal people don't brag about being a mattress-back. And usually folks don't crow about killing their own babies. But this is what passes for morality among "feminists."

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 21, 2019 11:02 PM (vVOK2)

314 (I think he was afraid of playing a skill/strategy game against his treacherous granny.)

Posted by: cfo mom at August 21, 2019 10:56 PM



cfo mom! Did the flare gun, personal locator beacon, Quik-Clot, Hyfin dressings, and Israeli bandages I'd recommended for your adventure prove useful?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 11:03 PM (wgV7k)

315 So yeah, I'm outraged. She is an idiot, and now she's a murderer. Two dead babies and she still thinks she can lecture us on how to be a good human being. I'm outraged plenty.
Posted by: tcn

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Well, if she were to give the baby up for adoption, she would have had to go through that icky pregnancy thing and she would have trouble finding nice clothing.

Who could blame her?

*snark off*

Posted by: Tonypete at August 21, 2019 11:03 PM (Y4EXg)

316 I just don't see Bill Gates as a stupid guy. Was Epstein a friend of his? If not what was he on the plane for?

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 11:00 PM (ltuaO)


To quote a "person of influence":

"Don't be a prude!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 11:04 PM (BiNEL)

317 47 HotAir had a funny story today about how the entire county where thousands of idjits plan to "storm Area 51" has a grand total of less than 200 hotel/motel rooms.

Once most of their wifi doesn't work, most of the said idjits will probably want to drop the whole project.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:11 PM (L2ZTs)

It's just north of Las Vegas. Clark County has plenty of hotel capacity.

Posted by: didImessupagain at August 21, 2019 11:04 PM (Vhkmw)

318
Why would Bill Gates need to hop on someone else's plane? He's the world's richest or 2nd richest man, and can surely afford his own plane.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker


He got rich by having other people pay for stuff.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 11:04 PM (aKsyK)

319 285 282

Look for the White Supremacist Supplies Section at the range!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 10:52 PM (BiNEL)


That's what I figured. If I'm gawdawful, I can go spend the time in the gift shop. They will have a gift shop, won't they?
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:53 PM (TdMsT)

Sure. Sheets, hoods, Rebel flags, swastika belt buckles, you name it.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 21, 2019 10:54 PM (NWiLs

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zo8N2_hme3s

Posted by: not ben shapiru at August 21, 2019 11:04 PM (QwmrN)

320 But this is what passes for morality among "feminists."

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 21, 2019 11:02 PM (vVOK2)


It's almost like they're giving us clues...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 21, 2019 11:05 PM (BiNEL)

321 The garden, which is being constructed in the southwest region of the French capital, will span over 14,000 square meters (150,700 square feet), making it the largest urban farm in Europe.

Managed by a team of 20 gardeners, the organic sanctuary will grow 30 different plant species. Representatives from Agripolis, the urban farming company behind the project, say that the site will likely produce about 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) of fruit and vegetables every day in high season.



I wouldn't brag about this. It sounds stupid.

There's no way that pricey urban square footage makes this cost effective in any way, whatsoever.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 10:53 PM (


They can feed thousands from Almost 4 acres?

Paris will be the breadbasket of the universe.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2019 11:05 PM (1g7ch)

322 That's what I figured. If I'm gawdawful, I can go spend the time in the gift shop. They will have a gift shop, won't they?
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 10:53 PM (TdMsT)

Well, at the bowling alley, it's called a pro-shop.

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 21, 2019 11:05 PM (vVOK2)

323 Actual headline from The Daily Caller:

Alyssa Milano: You Can't Talk About Being Pro-Life If You Support Executing Child-Murderers

Posted by: tbodie at August 21, 2019 11:06 PM (LImvu)

324
Yes, Bill Gates was one of the names that really surprised me. Interestingly, Epstein named some guy who was Bill's "Science Advisor" as the *executor* of his will.

The advisor said, "Huh, that's strange -- why would he do that. I hardly knew him.....".

So there's a connection with Gates.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 21, 2019 11:06 PM (NMAzL)

325
No love for Triumph?? They were Canucks, eh?
Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 10:18 PM (Gylu/)







I was a yuuuuuge Triumph fanboy back in the 80s. About a year or so ago, I did a binge listen of a bunch of the albums I wore out in those days.

Ugh.

Virtually every album has one or maybe two songs that are decent. The rest is forgettable filler. It was kind of shocking to be honest.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 21, 2019 11:06 PM (ur8yz)

326

Well, at the bowling alley, it's called a pro-shop.
Posted by: tcn in AK at August 21, 2019 11:05 PM (vVOK2)


It's called a pro shop at my tennis club.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 11:06 PM (TdMsT)

327 Ugh

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 21, 2019 11:06 PM (HTgGi)

328 Alyssa Milano: You Can't Talk About Being Pro-Life If You Support Executing Child-Murderers
Posted by: tbodie at August 21, 2019 11:06 PM (LImvu)

I sure as shit can, Alyssa, you blithering idiot.

Try repeating the phrase "defense of the innocent" about 12 times until the words start to coalesce.

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 21, 2019 11:07 PM (vVOK2)

329 Alyssa Milano proudly boasted that the two abortions she obtained in 1993 helped to make her life the way it is today.

Funny she sees that as a ringing endorsement for abortion. Her life the way it is today is kinda pathetic.

Posted by: Average Guy at August 21, 2019 11:09 PM (BaHwF)

330 325 I did that with my old KISS albums. I was shocked how much I didn't really like the entire album when I wore them out when a teenager.

Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 11:10 PM (Gylu/)

331 If my math is right, that rooftop farm is just about 40 acres. Now all need is a mule.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 21, 2019 11:00 PM (+y/Ru)


Less than 4.

1 acre =~ 44,000 sq ft. (about a football field)

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 11:10 PM (EcqY2)

332 The top pic reminds me of a certain stretch of 15 that goes up to Vegas coming from LA. I seem to recall two long hills like that.

I know the stretch you're talking about, but this road seems to be more east-west and it's a two-lane road. (Can you imagine if 15 were a two-lane road today?)

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2019 11:11 PM (mhs6e)

333
So yeah, I'm outraged. She is an idiot, and now she's a murderer. Two dead babies and she still thinks she can lecture us on how to be a good human being. I'm outraged plenty.
Posted by: tcn

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Well, if she were to give the baby up for adoption, she would have had to go through that icky pregnancy thing and she would have trouble finding nice clothing.

Who could blame her?

*snark off*
Posted by: Tonypete at August 21, 2019 11:03 PM (Y4EXg)







Personally, I suspect that she didn't want to go through the pregnancy because she was deathly afraid of her pooter no longer being tight like a virgin quail.

Yes, she's almost certainly that shallow.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 21, 2019 11:11 PM (ur8yz)

334 Saw that happen in rush our traffic in Houston. Tire came off the car ahead of me, crossed over the median and hit a car. Last I saw of the tire it was 10 feet off the ground and still climbing.

I was the recipient of a flying tire on I-5 between Portland and Salem. It appeared out of nowhere from the other lanes going North. I managed to swerve enough that it hit the front passenger side and not come crashing through the drivers windshield.

Naturally, the insurance company totalled the vehicle.

Posted by: Beartooth at August 21, 2019 11:12 PM (duxRF)

335 I sure as shit can, Alyssa, you blithering idiot. 

Try repeating the phrase "defense of the innocent" about 12 times until the words start to coalesce.

Posted by: tcn in AK at August 21, 2019 11:07 PM (vVOK2)

That baby was guilty of assault. Trying to take over Alyssa Milano's body and use it for it's own purpose.

Really, when you think about it...she's a hero.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 11:13 PM (ltuaO)

336 Naturally, the insurance company totalled the vehicle.
Posted by: Beartooth

---

They 'retired' it?

Don't forget to tip your waitress!

Posted by: Tonypete at August 21, 2019 11:13 PM (Y4EXg)

337 Its a fine time to leave me, loose wheel......

Posted by: A dude in MI at August 21, 2019 11:13 PM (SxBH1)

338 Funny she sees that as a ringing endorsement for abortion. Her life the way it is today is kinda pathetic.

She got parts as long as she looked f*ckable on screen. Once she aged out of that, she became a pathetic, attention seeking, loser.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 21, 2019 11:13 PM (I2/tG)

339 Alyssa Milano: You Can't Talk About Being Pro-Life If You Support Executing Child-Murderers

Posted by: tbodie
________

My response to that is along the lines of this:

https://tinyurl.com/y25caw44

Posted by: FireHorse at August 21, 2019 11:13 PM (jh17W)

340 They can feed thousands from Almost 4 acres? "

Sure.

Just not humans...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 21, 2019 11:13 PM (6qErC)

341 They can feed thousands from Almost 4 acres?

Paris will be the breadbasket of the universe.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2019 11:05 PM (1g7ch)


Heh.

As long as they are willing to wait for the 12 days of the year that food is available. And they'll probably grow stuff that no one wants and goes bad in a week. It'll be just like the old USSR is back!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 11:13 PM (EcqY2)

342 321 The garden, which is being constructed in the southwest region of the French capital, will span over 14,000 square meters (150,700 square feet), making it the largest urban farm in Europe.

Managed by a team of 20 gardeners, the organic sanctuary will grow 30 different plant species. Representatives from Agripolis, the urban farming company behind the project, say that the site will likely produce about 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) of fruit and vegetables every day in high season.



I wouldn't brag about this. It sounds stupid.

There's no way that pricey urban square footage makes this cost effective in any way, whatsoever.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 10:53 PM (

They're building it on existing rooftops. It's just a rooftop garden. The tunnel gardens in the UK are much more innovative, but I don't know if they are productive.

Posted by: didImessupagain at August 21, 2019 11:14 PM (Vhkmw)

343

Disney announced its releasing a live-action remake of the story of puppy love, 'Lady and the Tramp,' for streaming on Disney+ on November 12.

The cast of the remake includes rescue dogs voiced by celebrities.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 11:15 PM (aKsyK)

344 she was deathly afraid of her pooter no longer being tight like a virgin quail

Hey, without that, how was I supposed to get parts? Those special "auditions" were critical to my stellar Hollywood career.

You don't think I was hired for my acting talents, do you?

Posted by: Alyssa! at August 21, 2019 11:15 PM (I2/tG)

345 looking into open sources and researching the people in E.'s address book and flight logs, there's lots more kink involved besides young women.

like population control. power. sick sick sick shit I won't mention.

let's just say trafficking.

Posted by: booknlass at August 21, 2019 11:16 PM (xIKXj)

346
They're building it on existing rooftops. It's just a rooftop garden. The tunnel gardens in the UK are much more innovative, but I don't know if they are productive.
Posted by: didImessupagain


Michelle Obama's White House garden.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 11:16 PM (aKsyK)

347 Less than 4.

1 acre =~ 44,000 sq ft. (about a football field)

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Damn tyranny of math!

And they think they'll get more than a ton of produce per day from 4 acres?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 21, 2019 11:16 PM (+y/Ru)

348 Disney announced its releasing a live-action remake of the story of puppy love, 'Lady and the Tramp,' for streaming on Disney+ on November 12.

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Two male dogs eating spaghetti is tight.

Posted by: Pitch Meeting Guy at August 21, 2019 11:17 PM (amw5z)

349 Good night all. Thanks for the good vibes for Skip. I will try and give an update on the chicken drumstick thief tomorrow after we see the vet. The emergency line just said to keep an eye on him.

Dogs stomachs will dissolve bone apparently (omnivore) so there is that.

Posted by: NeoOtter at August 21, 2019 11:17 PM (0x00j)

350 Is it true that the Interstate highways if they run straight for so many miles have to put in a curved section (ostensibly to avoid road monotony)?

There's a stretch of I-25 north of Loveland that out of nowhere has a curve, then curves back to the original straight line.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 11:17 PM (mvenn)

351 They're building it on existing rooftops. It's just a rooftop garden. The tunnel gardens in the UK are much more innovative, but I don't know if they are productive.

Posted by: didImessupagain at August 21, 2019 11:14 PM (Vhkmw)


There's still an opportunity cost for the space, whether it was being used before or not. If it's successful, at all, then the value of those rooftops will probably rise so that it doesn't make sense to waste them on "farming", as happened with every other piece of habitable land on Earth close to a population center (let alone IN the population center!).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 11:18 PM (EcqY2)

352 ...or is that just urban legend?

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 11:18 PM (mvenn)

353 , say that the site will likely produce about 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) of fruit and vegetables every day in high season. "

Bull. You're not getting that kind of daily yield for a season.

It's like those idiots who think they can feed a building with a rooftop garden.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 21, 2019 11:18 PM (6qErC)

354 187 59 I want those assholes to go to Area 51 and find out what breaking red means.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 21, 2019 10:13 PM (nDe2U)

Eating dirt while an 18 year old sticks an M-4 in the small of your back?
Posted by: Fox2!


Um, that's not so bad.

Posted by: Rachel Corrie at August 21, 2019 11:19 PM (+lVUW)

355 Is it true that the Interstate highways if they run straight for so many miles have to put in a curved section (ostensibly to avoid road monotony)? "

Not in Texas.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 21, 2019 11:19 PM (6qErC)

356 Regarding that urban farm: a ton a day's a pretty good yield, though I can't believe they can keep it up more than half the year.

No, the killer is the labor force: 20 people! Sounds like full-time, too, not just a bunch of Mexicans for a week during harvest season. Assuming they get French minimum wage and benefits, that's at least 1600 Euros a day. That's on top of seed, water, power, rent or mortgage, taxes, and overhead. All of a sudden a ton of vegetables a day doesn't seem so cheap.

Posted by: Trimegistus at August 21, 2019 11:20 PM (pQA5D)

357 Hi y'all!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 21, 2019 11:20 PM (/UQ/R)

358
It's like those idiots who think they can feed a building with a rooftop garden.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 21, 2019 11:18 PM (6qErC)


I've been on a number of tours of rooftop gardens. They are incredibly difficult to maintain.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 11:20 PM (TdMsT)

359 353 Are they growing it up/doing hydroponics?? That seems too high to me but I am no farmer and don't do maths.

Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 11:20 PM (Gylu/)

360 The garden, which is being constructed in the southwest region of the French capital

Sign me up for a box of veggies steeped in the stench of Paris, please. Covered in brake dust and soot, it's sure to be a best-seller.

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2019 11:21 PM (jOEDM)

361
They're building it on existing rooftops. It's just a rooftop garden. The tunnel gardens in the UK are much more innovative, but I don't know if they are productive.
Posted by: didImessupagain
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That's not the way I read it. For better or worse, it looks like a devoted structure.

"The garden, which is being constructed in the southwest region of the French capital, will span over 14,000 square meters (150,700 square feet), making it the largest urban farm in Europe."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 21, 2019 11:21 PM (CDGwz)

362 They can feed thousands from Almost 4 acres? "


*********


Reminds me of the old joke about how you can tell Jesus was retired. Loafs and fishes.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 11:21 PM (mvenn)

363 239 Publius

We just caught our first usable Cuke today. There was one hidden that I didn't see got too big and old dammit. I have a limited Garden this year but we got some cukes tomatoes and onions coming on.

Maybe some small pumpkins if they mature fast enough and also a late planting of green beans and peas. Have a vegtrug so I can cover them if it starts to get too cold too soon.

Posted by: Farmer posting from stupid smartphone at August 21, 2019 11:21 PM (lJ4HH)

364 Posted by: tcn in AK at August 21, 2019 11:00 PM (vVOK2)

I agree with you, she's a selfish prick.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 21, 2019 11:21 PM (dKiJG)

365 318
Why would Bill Gates need to hop on someone else's plane? He's the world's richest or 2nd richest man, and can surely afford his own plane.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker

He got rich by having other people pay for stuff.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 11:04 PM (aKsyK)

You know what? Kudos to Jeff Bezos for stepping out with a woman who can actually pilot a plane and is a legal adult. I hope Melinda Gates has lots of questions for her husband. I most certainly would. Although I would have paid some shark of a divorce attorney a retainer already too.

Posted by: didImessupagain at August 21, 2019 11:22 PM (Vhkmw)

366 Apropos the sugar slavery down thread: I believe that prostitution may be the oldest profession, but enslaving and selling your fellow men is the second oldest. I would bet the farm, slavery existed before written history. As Thomas Sowell has pointed out, the only special thing about slavery in Western Europe and the U.S. is that we ended it. It still occurs in Africa today, and it's not white men capturing and selling black slaves, it is other black men. Slavery may have been formally ended in Saudi Arabia back in the '80s, but it still exists with a different name: employment of Phillipine women who are physically, mentally, and sexually abused by their so called "employers".

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at August 21, 2019 11:22 PM (eP3XU)

367 say that the site will likely produce about 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) of fruit and vegetables every day in high season. "

Bull. You're not getting that kind of daily yield for a season.

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Maybe they're going to grow loaves and fishes.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 21, 2019 11:22 PM (+y/Ru)

368 I honestly can't understand why so many "futurists" have this obsession with urban farming. Maybe if they got out of the goddamned city once in a while they'd realize that lack of farmland isn't a problem.

Posted by: Trimegistus at August 21, 2019 11:22 PM (pQA5D)

369 And they think they'll get more than a ton of produce per day from 4 acres?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 21, 2019 11:16 PM (+y/Ru)

You can from greenhouses, hydroponic, elevated cow, etc. Tomatoes exceeded 6 tons per day/acre in one greenhouse.

If it's just a rooftop garden then no.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 11:22 PM (ltuaO)

370 Problem with rooftop gardens is that the penthouse apartments all have carrots hanging from the ceiling.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 11:22 PM (mvenn)

371 I've been on a number of tours of rooftop gardens.
Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 11:20 PM (TdMsT)


Yeah, but this one isn't in Tours.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 21, 2019 11:22 PM (t+qrx)

372 They're building it on existing rooftops. It's just a rooftop garden. The tunnel gardens in the UK are much more innovative, but I don't know if they are productive.
Posted by: didImessupagain at August 21, 2019 11:14 PM (Vhkmw)


They are not just putting a couple of small potted plants up there. Typical roof decks are not even designed for pedestrian loads. The whole structure has to carry to carry the plants, soil, and water. Roof membrane itself has to be more durable as well.

It is a vanity project.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2019 11:22 PM (1g7ch)

373 a ton a day's a pretty good yield, "

I'll say. That's very good. And that's a raw figure. Depending on the crop, only a percentage of that is actually food...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 21, 2019 11:23 PM (6qErC)

374
I've been on a number of tours of rooftop gardens. They are incredibly difficult to maintain.
Posted by: Ladyl
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OTOH, I've had stuff growing in my gutters.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 21, 2019 11:23 PM (xSo9G)

375 I honestly can't understand why so many "futurists" have this obsession with urban farming. Maybe if they got out of the goddamned city once in a while they'd realize that lack of farmland isn't a problem.
Posted by: Trimegistus


Mebbe they imagine an Earth with 6 billion fewer people.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2019 11:23 PM (DrqHq)

376 Shit. I thought I was procrastinating on something that was due tonight so I pushed it to the very last minute so that I could half ass it by midnight and it turns out it's not due until Saturday.

What a gyp.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 11:24 PM (fuK7c)

377 Is it true that the Interstate highways if they run straight for so many miles have to put in a curved section (ostensibly to avoid road monotony)?

I drove on I-80 from Cali to the East. There was a section entering Utah that looked straight on the map. Really straight.

If I tell you I have never been on a road that was so long and so straight and there was NOTHING else around. Nothing but road. No trees, no hills, no nothing. It didn't even look like ground. Just road. Dead straight. About 70 miles. Unreal.

Go look at it on the map. It's straighter than the map shows, which is perfectly straight.

Sadly, I did that in an old Honda 1200cc Civic that would vibrate uncontrollably at 85 mph. I was being passed by double trailers and everyone else. It was the longest drag strip in the universe.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 11:24 PM (EcqY2)

378 371 I laughed.

Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 11:25 PM (Gylu/)

379 And DEAD FLAT!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 11:25 PM (EcqY2)

380 Hi Farmer! Hope you are doing well.

We only plant tomatoes. Fresh tomatoes can't be beat and everything else we can get from grocery or farmers. Made a really nice batch of refrigerator dills last week

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at August 21, 2019 11:25 PM (/UQ/R)

381 Elevated co2...not elevated cow.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 11:25 PM (ltuaO)

382 "elevated cow"?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 21, 2019 11:26 PM (+y/Ru)

383 "I've been on a number of tours of rooftop gardens. They are incredibly difficult to maintain."

Even an ordinary roof is very expensive to maintain. Put tons of damp soil on top, every repair adds the cost of excavation, and the damp rots the roof.

I'm all on board for painting roofs reflective/white, but holy crap they charge a fortune for those coatings too.

If I ever have to do my house roof again (done it twice already,) it will bankrupt me.

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 11:26 PM (mk9aG)

384 Tomatoes exceeded 6 tons per day/acre in one greenhouse. "

That's a very specialized unit - not what they're building.

Besides, who wants that many tomatoes?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 21, 2019 11:26 PM (6qErC)

385 371 I laughed.
Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 11:25 PM (Gylu/)


THANK YOU!

Now I can go to sleep.

Posted by: hogmartin at August 21, 2019 11:26 PM (t+qrx)

386 . As Thomas Sowell has pointed out, the only special thing about slavery in Western Europe and the U.S. is that we ended it.
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Sowell makes the point that it was white Christian men who brought the slave trade to a close. Those bastards should pay reparations.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 21, 2019 11:26 PM (xSo9G)

387 There's a stretch of I-25 north of Loveland that out of nowhere has a curve, then curves back to the original straight line.

The San Mateo Bridge in the Bay Area goes up leaving San Mateo (to provide a shipping channel), goes back down, makes a curve, and then is dead straight and level for about five miles.

When it was opened, there were numerous accidents at night, because people were mesmerized by the apparently unchanging lighted view driving along the straight part, flanked by the dark Bay.

So, they put in frequent numeric markers that changed, to provide a visual cue that you were really moving. Halfway through the stretch, they changed the numbering system. in case you were starting to get mesmerized by the markers.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 21, 2019 11:27 PM (I2/tG)

388 Mebbe they imagine an Earth with 6 billion fewer people."

Nailed it

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 21, 2019 11:27 PM (6qErC)

389 so they're just building rooftops so they can put gardens up high?

Posted by: didImessupagain at August 21, 2019 11:27 PM (Vhkmw)

390 if that ignorant slut alyssa would have just learned to swallow, i wouldn't have to listen to her deviant ramblings. stupid, slutty, party favor. oh well, riding the barbed cock of satan anally for infinity should keep her quiet.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 21, 2019 11:27 PM (KP5rU)

391 so they're just building rooftops so they can put gardens up high?

Posted by: didImessupagain
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Arguably, one can double the utility of the footprint.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 21, 2019 11:28 PM (xSo9G)

392 "I've been on a number of tours of rooftop gardens. They are incredibly difficult to maintain."

Insurers charge higher premiums for flat roofs, and surprisingly few roofers know how to (properly) work on them. On Fourth of July, every bottle rocket lands up there, you cross your fingers no fire ignites.

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 11:28 PM (mk9aG)

393 *singing One Ton Tomato while wearing my Urban Sombrero and doing some rooftop gardening*

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 21, 2019 11:29 PM (q1Pj5)

394 I once found Alyssa Milano hot, as did every guy back then I am sure.

Now I wish her an enjoyable eternity in hell for her deeds.

If that makes me a bad person, so be it.


Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 11:29 PM (Gylu/)

395 about slavery in Western Europe and the U.S. is that we ended it. "

And if I have to hear one more idiotic "the British did it without fighting" I'm gonna...

(The law conveniently left out slaves held by British NGOs)

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 21, 2019 11:30 PM (6qErC)

396 Elevated co2...not elevated cow.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 11:25 PM (ltuaO)


You should have stuck with it. You could have started something with this "elevated cow" thing.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 11:30 PM (EcqY2)

397 >>> 368 I honestly can't understand why so many "futurists" have this obsession with urban farming. Maybe if they got out of the goddamned city once in a while they'd realize that lack of farmland isn't a problem.
Posted by: Trimegistus at August 21, 2019 11:22 PM (pQA5D)

Yeah but it's full of those icky Jesus freaks with their guns and bibles and stuff! ///

>>> 375
.....
Mebbe they imagine an Earth with 6 billion fewer people.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2019 11:23 PM (DrqHq)

...and they wouldn't mind helping that change happen.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 21, 2019 11:31 PM (0ReGO)

398 You pick 16 tons, and what do you get?

Posted by: Tennessee Ernie Tomato at August 21, 2019 11:31 PM (CDGwz)

399 Zettai Roshia-no Botto,

thank goodness we had no need for any of those, but I'm sure glad we had them with us.

/

Posted by: cfo mom at August 21, 2019 11:31 PM (RfzVr)

400 That's a very specialized unit - not what they're building.

Besides, who wants that many tomatoes?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 21, 2019 11:26 PM (6qErC)


It doesn't matter if anyone eats the stuff. It's just the production numbers they're looking for.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 11:32 PM (EcqY2)

401 It doesn't matter if anyone eats the stuff. It's just the production numbers they're looking for"

Ah. Like Soviet production quotas...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 21, 2019 11:33 PM (6qErC)

402 Besides, who wants that many tomatoes?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 21, 2019 11:26 PM (6qErC)

Matt Damon on mars.

I wonder if you could have rigged up a hydroponic system in that situation?

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 11:33 PM (ltuaO)

403 You pick 16 tons, and what do you get?
Posted by: Tennessee Ernie Tomato"

A weekend food thread?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 21, 2019 11:34 PM (6qErC)

404 Every time I hear 'Alyssa Milano', I remember her trying to get into an NRA convention to make a scene (with her armed bodyguards) and being denied entry (because she would disarm her bodyguards) and making a scene (outside) about that!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 11:34 PM (wgV7k)

405
You should have stuck with it. You could have started something with this "elevated cow" thing.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair
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I kind of assumed that it meant cows on the roof, manure.

Posted by: Tennessee Ernie Tomato at August 21, 2019 11:34 PM (CDGwz)

406 Now isn't the time to listen to Randy Stonehill and Phil Keaggy sing "Who Will Save The Children".


Ugh. I just want to punch Ms. Milano in her punchable face.

Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 11:34 PM (Gylu/)

407 Errr, WOULDN'T disarm her bodyguards...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 11:34 PM (wgV7k)

408 You should have stuck with it. You could have started something with this "elevated cow" thing.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 11:30 PM (EcqY2)

Well they do fart methane which is a greenhouse gas, so...

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 21, 2019 11:35 PM (ltuaO)

409 honestly can't understand why so many "futurists" have this obsession with urban farming. Maybe if they got out of the goddamned city once in a while they'd realize that lack of farmland isn't a problem.

Its a futile attempt to feed the city dwellers once the city is cutoff by the deplorables during the burning times.

Posted by: Beartooth at August 21, 2019 11:35 PM (duxRF)

410 397 >>> 368 I honestly can't understand why so many "futurists" have this obsession with urban farming. Maybe if they got out of the goddamned city once in a while they'd realize that lack of farmland isn't a problem.
Posted by: Trimegistus at August 21, 2019 11:22 PM (pQA5D)

Yeah but it's full of those icky Jesus freaks with their guns and bibles and stuff! ///

>>> 375
.....
Mebbe they imagine an Earth with 6 billion fewer people.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2019 11:23 PM (DrqHq)

...and they wouldn't mind helping that change happen.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 21, 2019 11:31 PM (


Considering the overwhelming abundance of the earth, the left's obsession with scarcity amazes me.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 11:36 PM (TdMsT)

411 Second biggest problem with rooftop gardens is keeping the damn rooftop rabbits out.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 11:37 PM (mvenn)

412 Hey WDAS. We're still waiting for our tomatoes to turn red it was too wet for a long time in the spring to plant. Just picked our first cucumber today and we've had some big ass onions, biggest I've ever grown. Why do I bother they're cheap but I just like growing stuff. And you don't have to run to the store if you need an onion it's right there.

Posted by: Farmer posting from stupid smartphone at August 21, 2019 11:37 PM (lJ4HH)

413 345 looking into open sources and researching the people in E.'s address book and flight logs, there's lots more kink involved besides young women.

like population control. power. sick sick sick shit I won't mention.

let's just say trafficking.
Posted by: booknlass at August 21, 2019 11:16 PM (xIKXj)

I guess we'll find out if Melinda is down with her husband's hobbies.

Posted by: didImessupagain at August 21, 2019 11:37 PM (Vhkmw)

414
OTOH, I've had stuff growing in my gutters.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 21, 2019 11:23 PM (xSo9G)



Gutter guards are awesome.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 11:38 PM (TdMsT)

415 Yeah I'm fed up to HERE with the slavery crap. Fact is, blacks are dysfunctional all over the world, not just in Slave-America. In my city, they're 20% of the population, and they commit 80% of the violent crime.

I had one friend murdered in a home invasion in 2010, two friends stuck up by black thugs since then, one of them TWICE. Media does everything they can to hide the race of violent crime suspects, even altering official police descriptions to elide race.

It's really hard not to hate people who shoot at you every damn day. I wish it wasn't like that, but denying it is not an option anymore.

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 11:39 PM (mk9aG)

416 411 Second biggest problem with rooftop gardens is keeping the damn rooftop rabbits out.
Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 11:37 PM (mvenn)


When the cows wander in, you've really got problems.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 11:39 PM (TdMsT)

417

Hire rooftop Koreans to work on the rooftop garden.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 11:40 PM (aKsyK)

418 Second biggest problem with rooftop gardens is keeping the damn rooftop rabbits out.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 11:37 PM



Time to deploy the rooftop Elmer Fudds?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 11:40 PM (wgV7k)

419 Second biggest problem with rooftop gardens is keeping the damn rooftop rabbits out.

Not too mention the Koreans too.

Posted by: Beartooth at August 21, 2019 11:40 PM (duxRF)

420 Gates is rather into reducing world population growth. and his wife is right there with him.

Posted by: booknlass at August 21, 2019 11:41 PM (xIKXj)

421 323 Actual headline from The Daily Caller:

Alyssa Milano: You Can't Talk About Being Pro-Life If You Support Executing Child-Murderers
Posted by: tbodie


Yes, I can. The babies you killed were innocent. The child murderers aren't.

Hell, I would have been in favor of lighting up old sparky for Epstein. I'm still envisioning him doing a bad job of tying the noose, and jerking around for at least 30 minutes. I like babies. Pedophiles and child murderers, not so much.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 21, 2019 11:41 PM (+lVUW)

422 And think of the havoc wrought by Dasher and Dancer and Comet and Blitzen and Prancer and especially that crop guzzling Rudolph.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 11:41 PM (mvenn)

423 Justin Verlander goes the distance for a two-hitter tonight. Didn't read the whole article but I bet it's going to be sweet coming home tonight!

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2019 11:42 PM (mhs6e)

424 Why would an NRA convention be against guards carrying?

Aren't we supposed to believe that citizens have the right to carry?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 11:42 PM (fuK7c)

425 When I saw that picture of the highway it reminded me of the road heading north from Flagstaff to Cameron.

Posted by: Pod Hamp at August 21, 2019 11:43 PM (RBFmA)

426 422 And think of the havoc wrought by Dasher and Dancer and Comet and Blitzen and Prancer and especially that crop guzzling Rudolph.
Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 11:41 PM (mvenn)


Can you imaging Santa tromping through the garden to get to the chimney? He's not exactly a light-weight.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 21, 2019 11:44 PM (TdMsT)

427 Battery's low. I'm tired. Good time to hang it up.

Endeavour to persevere all.


('Cause i can't spell endeavor without 'u')

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 11:44 PM (mvenn)

428 368 I honestly can't understand why so many "futurists" have this obsession with urban farming. Maybe if they got out of the goddamned city once in a while they'd realize that lack of farmland isn't a problem.
Posted by: Trimegistus at August 21, 2019 11:22 PM (pQA5D)

it's fun to live in the city and it's fun to garden. will this rooftop system feed a huge number of people? of course not. will it be kinda cool? probably, unless they f*ck it up, and being French, odds are pretty high they will.

Posted by: didImessupagain at August 21, 2019 11:44 PM (Vhkmw)

429 {resdent Obama can fix theose homeless problen in Californica if he was be still Presdent !!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Obamaboro, VT and proud of it !!!! at August 21, 2019 11:44 PM (qM84C)

430 I am not in a good mood.

Just need to remember this:

Enjoy Every Sandwich.

'Night, Horde.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Actually Irish at August 21, 2019 11:45 PM (P4R16)

431 Can you imaging Santa tromping through the garden to get to the chimney?


******

Ha!

"Hey Fatso! Get off my lawn turnips!

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 11:45 PM (mvenn)

432 Goodnight Horde! Be well and be safe.

Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 11:46 PM (Gylu/)

433 Why would an NRA convention be against guards carrying?

Aren't we supposed to believe that citizens have the right to carry?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 11:42 PM



To keep activists and other such troublemakers out? (I gather the NRA relies exclusively on its own security for its conventions, no outside firepower allowed...)

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 11:46 PM (wgV7k)

434 ('Cause i can't spell endeavor without 'u')

Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 11:44 PM



Aaaww...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 11:47 PM (wgV7k)

435 Speaking of violent criminals, I wrote to the Volusia County sheriff thanking him and his dept for catching that white a-hole kid who threatened to shoot up his school. LE may very well have prevented a horrible atrocity.

LE rarely gets thanks for the good work they do, so when they get a note like that, they really appreciate it.

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 11:48 PM (mk9aG)

436 That Parisian garden just grinds my gears. That's not how economics works, but it is how virtue signaling works. Such a stupid, stupid idea.

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2019 11:48 PM (x/2Z8)

437 420 Gates is rather into reducing world population growth. and his wife is right there with him.
Posted by: booknlass at August 21, 2019 11:41 PM (xIKXj)

Actually, their work has kept an awful lot of Africans alive who would not have made it without the medical staff sent out by the Gates Foundation. He tried to give the savages in Gaza the world's best greenhouse system, but, well, savages. I believe he recently realized that encouraging massive population explosion in Africa might have been a mistake, but only because nobody told him he should do economic development first, then encourage/enable a baby boom.

Posted by: didImessupagain at August 21, 2019 11:49 PM (Vhkmw)

438 @431

Snort

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 21, 2019 11:50 PM (+F2q3)

439 {resdent Obama can fix theose homeless problen in Californica if he was be still Presdent !!!
Posted by: Mary Clogginstien
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Well, you may be on to something, Mary. Maybe there is unoccupied flat roof space available. Just right for 'housing' those folk.

Posted by: Tennessee Ernie Tomato at August 21, 2019 11:50 PM (xSo9G)

440 Now isn't the time to listen to Randy Stonehill and Phil Keaggy sing "Who Will Save The Children".

...or Keaggy's "Little Ones", or "Survivor".

Keaggy's wife, Bernadette, had several miscarriages before they finally had their first child, and that heartache (and his faith) fueled is passion to defend the unborn.

Posted by: Average Guy at August 21, 2019 11:50 PM (BaHwF)

441 "I honestly can't understand why so many "futurists" have this obsession with urban farming."

I still haven't figured out why so many normal-seeming people are so gung-ho on bringing back passenger rail. They'll vote to lavishly fund it, but they'll _never_ ride it, yet still they love their choo-choos. Give me an automobile every time.

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 11:51 PM (mk9aG)

442 One leak on that roof and four acres will drain into it. Good luck finding it.

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2019 11:51 PM (n6bs1)

443 440 I seem to remember reading or hearing that long ago. Thanks for reminding me again! He is a great musician. Truly gifted. Have a great night!

Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 11:51 PM (Gylu/)

444 Those of you who are hating on cookie could direct some of that toward Bill Gate's wife.

She's way into abortion. here's an article about it

https://tinyurl.com/yczcto9n

Posted by: booknlass at August 21, 2019 11:52 PM (xIKXj)

445 ...Why would an NRA convention be against guards carrying?

Aren't we supposed to believe that citizens have the right to carry?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 11:42 PM (fuK7c)



The NRA *seldom* has the authority to set "carry policy" at whatever venue it's Annual Meeting is held.

In Houston, 2013, the George R. Brown Convention Center, owned by the City of Houston, enforced it's prohibition on the carry of weapons, lawful or otherwise.

You guessed it, metal detectors at the entry points.

Wasn't NRA policy. Just the GFW City of Houston types being all snowflakey and such.

Most other cities are worse, some few are better.

But, "cities".

Curse of the nature of the beast. Ya can't hold an NRA Annual Meeting in a place that can't offer at least 50k hotel rooms for the week.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 21, 2019 11:52 PM (QzJWU)

446 My favorite quote from the SOLAR FREAKIN' ROADWAYS failure article:

If they really want this to work, they should first stop cars driving on it," Marc Jedliczka, vice president of the Network for Energetic Transition (CLER), which promotes renewable energy

At least 3 non-college educated hog farmers/tradesmen/curmudgeons over the age of 50 should be brought on to consult on any audacious project.

Surely one of them would have said, "Not for nothing, but how the f*ck is it supposed to capture sunlight with cars driving on it and blocking the sun?"

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 21, 2019 11:52 PM (DXtUo)

447 I still haven't figured out why so many normal-seeming people are so gung-ho on bringing back passenger rail. They'll vote to lavishly fund it, but they'll _never_ ride it, yet still they love their choo-choos. Give me an automobile every time.
Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 11:51 PM (mk9aG)


Light rail gets the plebes off the roads so traffic isn't so bad.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 21, 2019 11:53 PM (h2Bdk)

448 "he recently realized that encouraging massive population explosion in Africa might have been a mistake,"

Africa population will swell by billions over this century. They aren't going to want to stay in Africa.

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 11:53 PM (mk9aG)

449 I think the NRA convention Cookie tried to crash was in Floridia...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 11:54 PM (wgV7k)

450 LE rarely gets thanks for the good work they do, so when they get a note like that, they really appreciate it.
Posted by: gp
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I was in a fender bender a couple of months ago. The LEO who worked it was a very polite/personable guy.

I wrote the Chief of police a letter, complimenting the guy. To my complete surprise, I received a reply from the Chief, thanking me for my letter, and assuring me that a copy would be placed in the fellow's file.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 21, 2019 11:54 PM (xSo9G)

451 You pick 16 tons, and what do you get?
Posted by: Tennessee Ernie Tomato at August 21, 2019 11:31 PM (CDGwz)



You get an award from the Stakhanovite movement, Comrade.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2019 11:54 PM (q2o38)

452 Curse of the nature of the beast. Ya can't hold an NRA Annual Meeting in a place that can't offer at least 50k hotel rooms for the week.


OK, that makes sense.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 11:54 PM (fuK7c)

453 Dear Horde, please get out on the road. See this beautiful country we have, and meet the good deplorable people out in Fly Over country.

It really will help you reaffirm your faith in America.

Posted by: Don QQQ... at August 21, 2019 11:54 PM (NgKpN)

454 Good evening.

I wonder if Metallica made the announcement of their donation to that children's hospital by playing For Whom The Bell Tolls. Or at the very least The God That Failed.

Slayer should do something similar. All proceeds go to children's charities from the digital purchases of Silent Screams and Expendable Youth.

I need to be up early to get to the Yard.

Good night, my sweet Horde.

Posted by: Robert at August 21, 2019 11:55 PM (1Yy3c)

455 I still haven't figured out why so many normal-seeming people are so gung-ho on bringing back passenger rail. They'll vote to lavishly fund it, but they'll _never_ ride it, yet still they love their choo-choos.

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 11:51 PM (mk9aG)


Blame Risky Business and Rebecca DeMornay.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 11:55 PM (EcqY2)

456 448 "he recently realized that encouraging massive population explosion in Africa might have been a mistake,"

Africa population will swell by billions over this century. They aren't going to want to stay in Africa.
Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 11:53 PM (mk9aG)


We should not allow countries with high birth rates to swamp the world. They have a population problem; they should deal with the problem. I don't feel any obligation to take the overflow into my neighborhood.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 21, 2019 11:56 PM (h2Bdk)

457 Mike Hammer, we actually don't have that many gutters. On this old Victorian house but we got a damn tree growing out of our chimney and it's hell to find a chimney sweep nowadays.

Posted by: Farmer posting from stupid smartphone at August 21, 2019 11:57 PM (lJ4HH)

458 Ladyl are you coming to the Texas meetup?

Posted by: Ghost of Bob Crane at August 21, 2019 11:57 PM (jbnKH)

459 >>>Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?<<<

Any of you bitches fuck with Paul Anka and you'll be dancing on a neutron bomb.

Posted by: Fritz at August 21, 2019 11:57 PM (kLDv+)

460 "Light rail gets the plebes off the roads so traffic isn't so bad."

They like "light rail" too, but I'm talking about intercity trains, competing with freight for track allocation. Like the "good old days."

"Oh if only we'd spend $100 billion restoring the passenger rail service, I might take a train ride to the dog track in Bumfuck 80 miles away!" But probably not. For $100 billion, just give everybody a friggin car.

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 11:57 PM (mk9aG)

461 I wouldn't worry too much about the African population taking over the country.

Their viruses, super bacteria and diseases will arrive well ahead of them.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 21, 2019 11:58 PM (DXtUo)

462 That's not how economics works, but it is how virtue signaling works.

The Oregon Department of Transportation built a solar array along a busy freeway in a rainy Portland suburb, with a prominent sign proudly announcing that they had done this.

They could have built the array next to a state highway in the southeastern Oregon desert, which is almost as good as the Mojave for solar output, but then almost no one would have seen it, which would have eliminated the point fo building the solar array.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 21, 2019 11:58 PM (I2/tG)

463 You ought take care of that tree sometime, Farmer, unless you want a tonne of bricks crashing through your roof someday...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 21, 2019 11:59 PM (wgV7k)

464 it's hell to find a chimney sweep nowadays.


A kid I played little league football with became a chimney sweep. I haven't seen him since we played, but when we were grown up he was the chimney sweep for my mom and she told me about it.

I thought that was pretty coo.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 21, 2019 11:59 PM (fuK7c)

465 "We should not allow countries with high birth rates to swamp the world." There is absolutely nothing we can do to stop it. It's what our elites crave more than anything, even more than child-sex trafficking.

Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 11:59 PM (mk9aG)

466 > honestly can't understand why so many "futurists" have this obsession with urban farming.

Maybe they're worrying about the day when the deplorables have had finally had enough of their bullshit and stop sending them food, water, and energy.

'Cause things are going to get Really Ugly in a hurry when that happens.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 21, 2019 11:59 PM (cB5if)

467 ...George Harrison lost the lawsuit for lifting the tune from The Chiffon's "He's So Fine", for his song "My Sweet Lord".

And here you go now, risking the same judgment against you for your song "My Sweet Horde".

When will they ever LEARN?



/snrk



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 22, 2019 12:00 AM (QzJWU)

468 90 Tonight's qdpsteve question for the Horde:

Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?

(My hunch is it's a tie between BTO and Rush)
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (L2ZTs)


No question in anyone's mind:
https://tinyurl.com/b6p7s5r

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 22, 2019 12:00 AM (h2Bdk)

469 451 You pick 16 tons, and what do you get?
Posted by: Tennessee Ernie Tomato at August 21, 2019 11:31 PM (CDGwz)


You get an award from the Stakhanovite movement, Comrade.
Posted by: Kindltot at August 21, 2019 11:54 PM (q2o3

Become hero of Socialist Labor! Da!

Posted by: Fox2! at August 22, 2019 12:00 AM (MwFQu)

470
Not too mention the Koreans too.
Posted by: Beartooth at August 21, 2019 11:40 PM (duxRF)


Trust me. Plant part of it to chamoe, garlic and chiles and they will guard it to the last bullet.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 22, 2019 12:00 AM (q2o38)

471 The Gates couple are huge donors to the Clintons, too.

that alone makes me distrust them

Posted by: booknlass at August 22, 2019 12:01 AM (xIKXj)

472 People say "oh the scenery you see while riding the train!" Yeah, you're seeing the same strip of scenery next to the fixed track, over and over.

At least in a car, you can choose from any scenic route you want, and actually STOP to enjoy it, and visit the people and towns along the way.

Trains blow big chunks.

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:03 AM (mk9aG)

473 Trains blow big chunks.
Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:03 AM (mk9aG)


It is amazing how many Hollywood distopian movies have trains.


Posted by: Kindltot at August 22, 2019 12:05 AM (q2o38)

474 That's not how economics works, but it is how virtue signaling works.



The Oregon Department of Transportation built a solar array along a
busy freeway in a rainy Portland suburb, with a prominent sign proudly
announcing that they had done this.



They could have built the array next to a state highway in the
southeastern Oregon desert, which is almost as good as the Mojave for
solar output, but then almost no one would have seen it, which would
have eliminated the point fo building the solar array.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 21, 2019 11:58 PM (I2/tG)

The light's better over here.

Posted by: Drunk and looking for dropped car keys at August 22, 2019 12:05 AM (q1Pj5)

475 I was thinking about taking a train to St Louis later this year... Because I ain't gettin on no gd airplane, nor am I looking forward to 1200 miles of interstate...

I may reconsider!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 22, 2019 12:06 AM (wgV7k)

476 ...George Harrison lost the lawsuit for lifting the tune from The Chiffon's "He's So Fine", for his song "My Sweet Lord".



And here you go now, risking the same judgment against you for your song "My Sweet Horde".



When will they ever LEARN?







/snrk







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 22, 2019 12:00 AM (QzJWU)

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 22, 2019 12:06 AM (q1Pj5)

477 Hey WDAS. We're still waiting for our tomatoes to turn red it was too wet for a long time in the spring to plant. Just picked our first cucumber today and we've had some big ass onions, biggest I've ever grown. Why do I bother they're cheap but I just like growing stuff. And you don't have to run to the store if you need an onion it's right there.

I have the worst brown thumb of anyone I know, have known, or will ever know. I have been known to kill cactus plants. So having orchid plants that stay alive and bloom, and one prolific mango and one avocado tree to me is a miracle. I gladly collect the yearly onslaught of mangos and eat or give away as many as possible. Same with the avocados. I am currently growing in large pots twelve mango trees from seeds from my one big mango tree! (Keeping my fingers crossed...)

Posted by: Floridachick at August 22, 2019 12:07 AM (IKVyV)

478 "The Gates couple are huge donors to the Clintons, too."

They're rich enough to escape from whatever consequences result from their sh!thead philanthropy. Yeah, it's Mrs. Gates' doing mainly; Bill learned right away he had to knuckle under, if he wanted any f'n peace in his life. Before her, all he cared about was tech.

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:07 AM (mk9aG)

479 468 90 Tonight's qdpsteve question for the Horde:

Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?

(My hunch is it's a tie between BTO and Rush)
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (L2ZTs)

No question in anyone's mind:
https://tinyurl.com/b6p7s5r
Posted by: Ace's liver at Aug


No yachts I take it, eh?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2019 12:07 AM (+F2q3)

480 458 Ladyl are you coming to the Texas meetup?
Posted by: Ghost of Bob Crane at August 21, 2019 11:57 PM (jbnKH)


Yes!

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 22, 2019 12:07 AM (TdMsT)

481 "It is amazing how many Hollywood distopian movies have trains." Snowpiercer: what a turd!

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:08 AM (mk9aG)

482 Best one-off Canadian rock SONG: The Kings, This Beat Goes On/Switchin' To Glide.

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


No, it doesn't have the musical complexity and philosophical lyrics of Rush (who I love, don't get me wrong), but for old-fashioned stupid party-your-ass-off rock and roll, it's hard to beat.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 22, 2019 12:08 AM (cB5if)

483 The only Good Train was Uncle Palp's Armored Locomotive and Cars.

Staffed by many nubile nieces.

With AA guns and ground-raking miniguns mounted on alternating flat-bed cars.

Freight "right of way" my ass.

Forward firing twin 16" Naval Rifles would hold sway in that particular conversation.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 22, 2019 12:09 AM (QzJWU)

484 Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?


Dylan's from Minnesota, that's close.


Real answer is probably Neil Young. If he's Canadian. I think he is.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 22, 2019 12:09 AM (fuK7c)

485 Here's a link to the Gates' annual letter from last year.

https://tinyurl.com/y2qg3vwn

it reads like the globalist master narrative. They are huge enemies of American sovereignty.

Posted by: booknlass at August 22, 2019 12:10 AM (xIKXj)

486 Light rail gets the plebes off the roads so traffic isn't so bad.

But it doesn't. Portland's own transit authority TriMet has surveys showing light rail moved commuters from bus lines to rail. No effect on car commuters.

Posted by: Beartooth at August 22, 2019 12:11 AM (duxRF)

487 "Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?" Rush, I guess. Geddy Lee is the _homeliest_ rocker of all time, beating out some very tough competition.

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:12 AM (mk9aG)

488 I once found Alyssa Milano hot, as did every guy back then I am sure.

Posted by: turambar at August 21, 2019 11:29 PM (Gylu/)


No, just no.

Gone unsaid with her 'abortion is so cool and saved me from myself' talk, Milano was a Scientologist at that time and Scientology had a policy of abortions for their female members. I'm sure she was praised for her abortions by other Scientologists, and here we are.

In my young adult years, a woman I found incredibly sexy was Myrna Loy. Wit, charm, good looking, made cocktails for hubby. What more could a man ask for. It was in my quest for a real life Myrna Loy that I realized Hollywood was selling a pack of lies.

Posted by: RickZ at August 22, 2019 12:15 AM (Y8PSl)

489 Excellent Ladyl!

Posted by: Ghost of Bob Crane at August 22, 2019 12:15 AM (jbnKH)

490 Our youngest daughter was born in 1993. I couldn't imagine life without her.


---

Amen, MH.

Mine was born in 1992, and without her, I wouldn't have the g-babies I have today.

I almost pity the woman.

I have a feeling that her guilt is making her lash out.

Posted by: SMH at August 22, 2019 12:15 AM (RU4sa)

491 > At least in a car, you can choose from any scenic route you want, and actually STOP to enjoy it, and visit the people and towns along the way.


If you get an Amtrak rail pass and you can get off in any town you want, stay as long as you want (within the duration of the pass), and hop right back on.

Plus you can sleep, read, use the Internet, take a leak or crap any time you want, enjoy an an adult beverage....

It's not cheap but you really do get to see a lot of stuff.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 22, 2019 12:15 AM (cB5if)

492 487 "Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?" Rush, I guess. Geddy Lee is the _homeliest_ rocker of all time, beating out some very tough competition.
Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:12 AM (mk9aG)


In all seriousness, I agree on Rush. Well, pre-Power Windows Rush, anyway.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 22, 2019 12:15 AM (h2Bdk)

493 Michelle Obama's White House garden.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 21, 2019 11:16 PM (aKsyK)

Didn't the Corps of Engineers use that for a breaching exercise?

Posted by: Fox2! at August 22, 2019 12:15 AM (MwFQu)

494 So Alyssa Milano had two abortions at 19?

I thank God every day a certain single 19 year old didn't have an abortion nearly 49 years ago. Even when I'm at my worst.

I don't care if she wasn't fit to be a mother. That's no excuse to kill the unborn child.

Sorry. That subject just pisses me off, every time.

Posted by: Brother Cavil says at August 22, 2019 12:17 AM (D5yyd)

495 We had the Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 locomotibe come through here a few weeks ago. Mobs of people came from all over to experience the fifteen-second thrill of watching it go by. Meh. I'd have gone if they let me drive the thing for an hour or two, but not for fifteen seconds of doppler.

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:17 AM (mk9aG)

496 Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?


Dylan's from Minnesota, that's close.


Real answer is probably Neil Young. If he's Canadian. I think he is.
Posted by: Bandersnatch


Pfft. I'll take Peart, Lifeson, and Lee any day.

Posted by: Brother Cavil says at August 22, 2019 12:19 AM (D5yyd)

497 "In all seriousness, I agree on Rush" I mean, I liked Guess Who's Artificial Paradise album. Very creative. But yeah, Rush.

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:19 AM (mk9aG)

498

"Business leaders" say that today's young people do not want to drive cars, own homes or live anywhere other than an urban area. They must be catered to and older people ignored. Thus we get solar stuff, roof gardens and mass transit.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 22, 2019 12:19 AM (aKsyK)

499 489 Excellent Ladyl!
Posted by: Ghost of Bob Crane at August 22, 2019 12:15 AM (jbnKH)

Are you going?

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 22, 2019 12:19 AM (TdMsT)

500 ..."Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?" Rush, I guess. Geddy Lee is the _homeliest_ rocker of all time, beating out some very tough competition.

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:12 AM (mk9aG)



Worse than his face, is his voice. Let me know when his testes drop, and he can sing in something other than a Jr. High School Girls' Choir?

Meanwhile, he remains a pre-adenoidal, adolescent horror of a vocal freak-show.

Worse than his horrid, pitchy high range, is the fact that he can't actually HIT a high note. No, he really can't.

He has to "YELP" his way up to that note, and that's exactly what it sounds like when he sings songs like "The Warrior". A buncha yelps. Like a coyote is singing the song, only.... without the beauty that a coyote brings to the lyric.

Rush.

With Z.Z. Top, one of the best 3 man bands, ever.

But then Rush had to go ruin it all, and let Geddy "sing". To certain values of "sing". *spit*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 22, 2019 12:19 AM (QzJWU)

501 Posted by: SMH at August 22, 2019 12:15 AM (

My baby gets married this weekend

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2019 12:20 AM (+F2q3)

502 393 *singing One Ton Tomato while wearing my Urban Sombrero and doing some rooftop gardening*
Posted by: Count de Monet at August 21, 2019 11:29

I thought it was One Ton of Mayo

Whoops


Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at August 22, 2019 12:20 AM (fOqG5)

503 "Real answer is probably Neil Young." Neil Young is extraordinarily stupid, even for a liberal. Whatever his genre is, it ain't rock.

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:20 AM (mk9aG)

504 I haven't been on a train in years... It was always fun...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at August 22, 2019 12:21 AM (wgV7k)

505 Congrats, MH!

Wish mine would, heh.

Posted by: SMH at August 22, 2019 12:21 AM (RU4sa)

506 The moral case for campus carry misses one important bit when arguing against the idea that citizens with guns are not safe practitioners: cops are much WORSE practitioners.

You can find lots of incidents of police firing loads of rounds at a suspect or perp and missing with most of them - even at POINT BLANK range. (Diallo, in NYC, everyone *inside* a building entry vestibule; 42 rounds IIRC, and fewer than 20 hit Diallo; less than 10 feet.) (Cops in CA firing 100+ shots at the poor ladies delivering newspapers; they didn't hit EITHER of the women, though 2 rounds did hit the back window of the cab, providing shrapnel injuries to one of the women.)

But it's otherwise a good piece.

Posted by: GWB at August 22, 2019 12:21 AM (DUw3D)

507 happy for you, Mis. Hum. Father of the bride!

Posted by: booknlass at August 22, 2019 12:21 AM (xIKXj)

508 Rush.

Damn. Geddy or Peart. Not sure now which is the out of tune coyote, but my previous comments stand, simply applied to the appropriate candidate.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 22, 2019 12:22 AM (QzJWU)

509 501 Posted by: SMH at August 22, 2019 12:15 AM (

My baby gets married this weekend
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2019 12:20 AM (+F2q3)

Are you at least getting a decent herd of cattle out of the deal?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 22, 2019 12:23 AM (NWiLs)

510 Sorry. That subject just pisses me off, every time.

Posted by: Brother Cavil says at August 22, 2019 12:17 AM (D5yyd)


I concur.

Posted by: GWB at August 22, 2019 12:23 AM (DUw3D)

511 "With Z.Z. Top, one of the best 3 man bands, ever." I saw Top in Mad City, though not a big fan. Very very surprised at how good they were. They're from South Canada, I think.

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:23 AM (mk9aG)

512 My baby gets married this weekend
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2019 12:20 AM (+F2q3)

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And I thought marrying off babies went out of style in the16th century.

But in as much seriousness as I can muster, enjoy the FOB gig, MisHum. I did it two years ago and it was terrific fun.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 22, 2019 12:24 AM (amw5z)

513 lol Insomniac

Posted by: SMH at August 22, 2019 12:24 AM (RU4sa)

514 SMH at August 22, 2019 12:21 AM (RU4sa)

Thanks SMH
1 down 2 to go
Although it's not looking anytime soon

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2019 12:24 AM (+F2q3)

515 Are you at least getting a decent herd of cattle out of the deal?
Posted by: Insomniac at August 22, 2019 12:23 AM (NWiLs)

--------

These days all the cool kids pay dowries in Bitcoin.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 22, 2019 12:25 AM (amw5z)

516 Thanks Cicero

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2019 12:25 AM (+F2q3)

517 There's something about the motion of a train that gets the women hot.

Posted by: Agent Bob Sweet on the Silver Streak at August 22, 2019 12:27 AM (q1Pj5)

518 "I don't care if she wasn't fit to be a mother. That's no excuse to kill the unborn child." It is VERY annoying when they BRAG about their abortions. It's ghoulish, grotesque!

BTW, see "Unplanned," now out on DVD. Get it from the library, and piss off all the abortion-loving, drag-queen-loving librarians! Good movie, good trolling tactic.

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:28 AM (mk9aG)

519 Dammit. Looking through local humane society web page. It's as bad for my peace of mind as cruising Zillow. At least I stopped looking for nekkid lady pics, I have enough things to contemplate never having.

OK, I'm clearly too morose tonight. Lata, Horde.

Posted by: Brother Cavil says at August 22, 2019 12:29 AM (D5yyd)

520 My baby gets married this weekend

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2019 12:20 AM (+F2q3)

Congratulations, MisHun!!

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 22, 2019 12:30 AM (q1Pj5)

521 "cops are much WORSE practitioners."

In my city, I feel 100X safer with a cop around. I don't care how they qualify on the range. God Bless LE!

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:31 AM (mk9aG)

522 Passenger vs. freight story. My sis and BIL took one of those tourist trains through western Canada. Did they invite me? No.

At any rate, along the way they came upon a freight train blocking the road on account of a broken coupler.

Apparently the tour company wasn't taking chances, as they had spare couplers aboard their train, and loaned one to the CN freight.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2019 12:32 AM (CDGwz)

523 Goodnight!

in addition to being behind Common Core, the Gates couple is part of the censorship cabal, who would like to deplatform all of us

https://tinyurl.com/y6thotq2

Posted by: booknlass at August 22, 2019 12:32 AM (xIKXj)

524 Geddy is ugly enough to be in KISS.

Posted by: Burger Chef at August 22, 2019 12:33 AM (RuIsu)

525 " the tour company wasn't taking chances, as they had spare couplers aboard their train" Yeah, but did they have triplers and quadruplers? Canucks.

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:33 AM (mk9aG)

526 Congratulations, MisHun!!

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 22, 2019 12:30 AM (q1Pj5)


Musta been one that got away.

Posted by: Poilus, Tommies and Doughboys at August 22, 2019 12:34 AM (Y8PSl)

527 Well, shoot, I'm gonna watch Unplanned again right now!

73
QRT

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:36 AM (mk9aG)

528 Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at August 22, 2019 12:19 AM (QzJWU)

Thank God, I'm not alone. Worst "singer" of all time, and their "songs" are horse waste too.

and congrats to MisHum, and enjoy the wedding. since you're probably paying for it

Posted by: didImessupagain at August 22, 2019 12:36 AM (Vhkmw)

529 but did they have triplers and quadruplers? Canucks.
Posted by: gp
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Truplers?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2019 12:36 AM (CDGwz)

530 What, no love for BTO?

Rush was great during their 2112 heyday, but not so much now that Peart has denounced his Ayn Randian roots.

Free will -- What a concept. Now he thinks it's icky, and describes himself as a bleeding heart libertarian.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 22, 2019 12:37 AM (Z4rgH)

531 My baby gets married this weekend
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
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Congratulations my friend! Kiss the bride for me.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2019 12:38 AM (xSo9G)

532 And nobody is going to suggest Anne Murray? She's like the Canadian Marie without the Donnie. Or the Canadian Karen Carpenter. Yeah, that's the ticket.

It's the sleep deprivation talking.

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at August 22, 2019 12:39 AM (fOqG5)

533 Rush is done. After the last world wide tour, they called it quits. The 3 of them have too many health issues to play the way they want to anymore so they retired.

Posted by: Puddleglum, job huntin' at August 22, 2019 12:41 AM (TDEu0)

534 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., e

Thank you sir
Looks like they are headed to NC once they have jobs there

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2019 12:41 AM (+F2q3)

535 Thank you sir
Looks like they are headed to NC once they have jobs there
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
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Over Raleigh way, I expect?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2019 12:42 AM (xSo9G)

536 Japanese trains are great - from local to shinkansen.


As are the stations. True train culture/country, with all the virtues that play into it. Amazing food, stores, and everything tailored for train travel [and nobody matches Japan for packaging, and "small" stuff].


Deregulation etc. has made air travel the better option for longer trips [Tokyo to Kagoshima, almost the length of the country, for example]. But as a gaijin visitor, trains have the added virtue of *seeing the country*, in detail.


Have had some great short trips, outside major urban areas - trains are small, some have had old cars with wooden seating almost too small to fit in.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2019 12:46 AM (QDnY+)

537 I still haven't figured out why so many normal-seeming people are so gung-ho on bringing back passenger rail. They'll vote to lavishly fund it, but they'll _never_ ride it, yet still they love their choo-choos. Give me an automobile every time.
Posted by: gp at August 21, 2019 11:51 PM (mk9aG)

I honestly have no clue, I've actually ridden some of these light rail trains and at times I'm the only person on the train. The ridership is so consistently low that they don't even check if you paid once you're on the train.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 22, 2019 12:49 AM (tVQUs)

538 by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2019 12:42 AM (x

They liked your area but felt job market was better in Raleigh

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2019 12:51 AM (+F2q3)

539 I remember back in the 80's, Neil Young had some complimentary things to say about Reagan and he got his ass handed to him by the music industry. He quickly backed down and I lost all respect for him. He's still Canada's best, though, and I love his music. Still have a soft spot for him, though, because he's big into Lionel trains and even had a piece of the company for a while.

Posted by: Flatville Bill at August 22, 2019 12:54 AM (k3WO2)

540 Rush was great during their 2112 heyday, but not so much now that Peart has denounced his Ayn Randian roots.



Free will -- What a concept. Now he thinks it's icky, and describes himself as a bleeding heart libertarian.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 22, 2019 12:37 AM (Z4rgH)

The album signals was the first album I didn't learn from front to back. Thats when I knew my RUSH days were fading.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 22, 2019 12:55 AM (9Om/r)

541 People say "oh the scenery you see while riding the train!" Yeah, you're seeing the same strip of scenery next to the fixed track, over and over.

Posted by: gp at August 22, 2019 12:03 AM (mk9aG)

The "scenery" is typically bland, dirty farms or the grubby industrial areas the grow up around rail lines. On most passenger trains (in my experience) the best you'll see is the inside of a tunnel.

Posted by: Surfperch at August 22, 2019 12:55 AM (tVQUs)

542 If it wasn't for cars, train travel would be kind of cool.

Posted by: Burger Chef at August 22, 2019 12:55 AM (RuIsu)

543 Enjoy the wedding Mis 3 Hum. Have a great time.
T & J

Posted by: Farmer posting from stupid smartphone at August 22, 2019 12:57 AM (lJ4HH)

544 That Niven ring is wobbly.

That Ring has never wobbled more than 0.0023 mm from its expected precession limits in 286 million years, dammit!

Posted by: Pak engineer at August 22, 2019 12:57 AM (XuBZu)

545 Thanks Farmer

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2019 12:58 AM (+F2q3)

546 You know, if I could get on some high speed train, lets say to california or somewhere west, basically across the country, and they say here dude, hang out for a few days, check out the scenery, bullshit with the passengers, eat, drink, and be scary, yeah it might be cool. I can see doing that.


Just sitting in a frigging seat for for god knows how long? Fuk that, give me a car.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 22, 2019 01:01 AM (9Om/r)

547 Congrats MH, enjoy the festivities.


Did you ever have to have the shotgun-ostentatiously-displayed-in-the-corner-talk with the new son in law? Or he's normal?



Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2019 01:03 AM (QDnY+)

548 Geddy is ugly enough to be in KISS.

Posted by: Burger Chef at August 22, 2019 12:33 AM (RuIsu)


But he's still too pretty for the Ramones.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 01:04 AM (EcqY2)

549 You know, if I could get on some high speed train, lets say to california or somewhere west, basically across the country, and they say here dude, hang out for a few days, check out the scenery, bullshit with the passengers, eat, drink, and be scary, yeah it might be cool. I can see doing that.

Just sitting in a frigging seat for for god knows how long? Fuk that, give me a car.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 22, 2019 01:01 AM (9Om/r)


A sleeper car, a hooker and some blow. The vacation of a lifetime.

Maybe there's a song in that somewhere.

Posted by: RickZ at August 22, 2019 01:07 AM (Y8PSl)

550 Berserker, I'm thinking of finally learning guitar. Is there any software you would recommend for instruction? I can't drive and don't live in a mass transit area, so self-instruction seems to be the only way to go.

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at August 22, 2019 01:13 AM (fOqG5)

551 At least back in the glorious days of Soviet Power, Russian trains were fairly nice. Wider gauge, lots of room, and the only clean public bathrooms in the country. No welded rails, so you got the clickety-clack as you rumbled past lakes and stands of birch lit by moonlight. And in the relative privacy of the cars, Soviets and east bloc types were uninhibited and happy to hang out, eat, and drink with Americans.


Would like to take at least part of the Trans-Siberian some day [near Baikal]. Did the segment from Vladivostok to Khabarovsk once.



Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2019 01:18 AM (QDnY+)

552 "Because I ain't gettin on no gd airplane"

Why?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 01:20 AM (FiUMj)

553 I can see high speed trains working between close by large cities. Dallas to Houston, Atlanta to Charlotte, Las Vegas to Phoenix

The type of trips that are now an hour flight or 5/6 hour drives. But that hour flight is really 3 hours when taking into account the time spent in airports. Get that down to a 2 hour high speed train ride and it could be very popular.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 01:24 AM (FiUMj)

554 Slayer should do something similar. All proceeds go to children's charities from the digital purchases of Silent Screams and Expendable Youth.

I need to be up early to get to the Yard.

Good night, my sweet Horde.
Posted by: Robert at August 21, 2019 11:55 PM (1Yy3c)

Amazing, is it not, that Slayer, of all bands, wrote what should be for all intents and purposes the anti-abortion anthem ("Silent Scream")?

(I have fond memories of hearing "Hell Awaits" on the school bus on my Walkman in the morning. Got my blood going. Better than coffee.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 22, 2019 01:25 AM (WDnN1)

555 551
In the Russian railroads, the track sections aren't offset, they're set together. They don't go clickety-clack, they go thunk-thunk-thunk. Forever.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 22, 2019 01:26 AM (iB1oa)

556 553 I can see high speed trains working between close by large cities. Dallas to Houston, Atlanta to Charlotte, Las Vegas to Phoenix

The type of trips that are now an hour flight or 5/6 hour drives. But that hour flight is really 3 hours when taking into account the time spent in airports. Get that down to a 2 hour high speed train ride and it could be very popular.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 01:24 AM (FiUMj)

No Population Density To Support It.

In order for passenger rail to be cost effective in TX, the population of TX alone will have to be around 1 billion people.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 22, 2019 01:26 AM (WDnN1)

557 No Population Density To Support It.

In order for passenger rail to be cost effective in TX, the population of TX alone will have to be around 1 billion people.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 22, 2019 01:26 AM (WDnN1)

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Huh?

There are a bazillion flights between houston and dallas daily. I'm sure a good % of those people would take a train if it were and option and the time in par with flying. Hell even if it took a little longer, not having to deal with the TSA would be worth it for many.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 01:28 AM (FiUMj)

558 297 284
I'm not trying to defend Gates. Don't get me wrong. These rich guys hitch rides on each others planes all the time.
Gates and Warren Buffet are often on each others planes for example.
Also Gates and when he was alive, Paul Allen.
Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at August 21, 2019 10:56 PM (yOcNV)

Interesting factoid was the Trump jet he used in the campaign was originally owned by Paul Allen. Trump had it repainted and the interior upgraded.

There is a video from a few years ago that showed the upgrades, before and after, it is about 40 minutes. Kind of interesting to watch the pre-Prez Trump and those who work for him.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 22, 2019 01:30 AM (sy5kK)

559 Amtrak between Charlotte and Atlanta takes 5.5 hours. I can drive it in four hours even with the shit interstate clogged both lanes

Posted by: NCKate at August 22, 2019 01:31 AM (lknvV)

560 559 Amtrak between Charlotte and Atlanta takes 5.5 hours. I can drive it in four hours even with the shit interstate clogged both lanes
Posted by: NCKate at August 22, 2019 01:31 AM (lknvV)

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Right. But that's not high speed. Put in a high speed option that goes 200 MPH and that 5.5 hours is down to 1.5 hours.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 01:33 AM (FiUMj)

561 Am I the only one here who isn't outrageously outraged by Milano's comments? She was 19 and obviously in no way ready to me a parent.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:10 PM (FiUMj)

1. She could have taken the Pill.

2. She could have demanded her boyfriends use a condom.

3. She could have borne the brats, and given them up for adoption.

But she chose to be an irresponsible ho.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2019 01:33 AM (a72/q)

562 TSA would find a pretext to take over security.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 22, 2019 01:33 AM (EOMoX)

563 they're building high speed rail here in #Failifornia....

it will be ready in about #twoweeks

and go from Fresno to Bakersfield.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 22, 2019 01:35 AM (EOMoX)

564 555 551
In the Russian railroads, the track sections aren't offset, they're set together. They don't go clickety-clack, they go thunk-thunk-thunk. Forever.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 22, 2019 01:26 AM (iB1oa)


If you want a picture of the future, imagine a wheel going thunk-thunk-thunk - for ever.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 22, 2019 01:37 AM (h2Bdk)

565 The CA high speed project is a a criminal enterprise. But it doesn't mean high speed rail can't work.

I know I'm in the minority. I forgot the #1 rule of conservatism is you must hate anything that Euros like.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 01:37 AM (FiUMj)

566 563 they're building high speed rail here in #Failifornia....

it will be ready in about #twoweeks

and go from Fresno to Bakersfield.
Posted by: redc1c4 at August 22, 2019 01:35 AM (EOMoX)


If only. What they're actually building is a mountain of TPS reports. We'll probably never actually get a train.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 22, 2019 01:38 AM (h2Bdk)

567 weft-cut, I think Burning Man is fairly close to Reno/Sparks though. Tons of places to stay there.

The Area 51 area, OTOH, seems to be considerably further away from anything.
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:16 PM (L2ZTs)

Burning Man folks are resourceful, and most of them are prepared for a desert camp-out.

No evidence that the same can be said for the Area 51 mob.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2019 01:38 AM (a72/q)

568 She was 19 and obviously in no way ready to me a parent.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:10 PM (FiUMj)


Twice!

She tried to have 3 abortions that year but couldn't quite get it. She asked at Planned Parenthood what the record was.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 01:39 AM (EcqY2)

569 CA's idiotic grand theft, er, failed "high speed rail" project has most of the elements that make the concept a loser in most of the country [anywhere outside Bos-Wash corridor]. Not a mystery.


But in a world with different geography, technology, economics, physics, etc., high speed rail could work. Just like electric cars.


It didn't really ever "work" even in Japan. The only non-deficit segment of the shinkansen was Osaka-Tokyo, think only in-the-black TGV was Paris-Lyon.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2019 01:39 AM (QDnY+)

570 561 Am I the only one here who isn't outrageously outraged by Milano's comments? She was 19 and obviously in no way ready to me a parent.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 21, 2019 10:10 PM (FiUMj)


Twice in the same year?

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 22, 2019 01:40 AM (h2Bdk)

571 I lived on "the continent" as the pretentious asshole love to say. I traveled a lot within Europe and for short trips, the train was a no brainer option vs driving or flying. Would I take a train from Paris to Madrid? Fuck no. That's a 12 hour trip vs a 2 hr flight. But I took it from Paris to London many times, which is a 2.25 hour trip vs a 2-3 hour flight (including time to get to the airport, security, etc) and a much more pleasant experience.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 01:41 AM (FiUMj)

572 321 The garden, which is being constructed in the southwest region of the French capital, will span over 14,000 square meters (150,700 square feet), making it the largest urban farm in Europe.

Managed by a team of 20 gardeners, the organic sanctuary will grow 30 different plant species. Representatives from Agripolis, the urban farming company behind the project, say that the site will likely produce about 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) of fruit and vegetables every day in high season.



I wouldn't brag about this. It sounds stupid.

There's no way that pricey urban square footage makes this cost effective in any way, whatsoever.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 21, 2019 10:53 PM (


They can feed thousands from Almost 4 acres?

Paris will be the breadbasket of the universe.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 21, 2019 11:05 PM (1g7ch)

It's for all those way cool cafes that ensure that you know that EVERYTHING IS LOCAL.

(Of course, the coffee you are sipping cannot be grown outside of tropical climes, but let's forget that inconvenient fact.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 22, 2019 01:42 AM (WDnN1)

573 We have light rail that stays mostly empty because it goes nowhere that anyone in the suburbs wants to go.

Posted by: NCKate at August 22, 2019 01:42 AM (lknvV)

574 Who are the all-time best Canadian rockers?

(My hunch is it's a tie between BTO and Rush)
Posted by: qdpsteve at August 21, 2019 10:17 PM (L2ZTs)

I would place the Guess Who, which is where Randy Bachman got his start, over BTO, but not by a huge margin. Both great bands. But I think maybe Crowbar has got them beat, in terms of raw rock-out power.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2019 01:43 AM (a72/q)

575 And time for bed here, but just curious I ask Alexa if Joe Biden have dementia. She wasn't sure, laughing my ass off. Well I'm pretty sure. Good night all, be well you morons.

Posted by: Farmer posting from stupid smartphone at August 22, 2019 01:43 AM (lJ4HH)

576 I can see high speed trains working between close by large cities. Dallas to Houston, Atlanta to Charlotte, Las Vegas to Phoenix
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There was a time, in my memory, when ladies of Savannah would take the train (the Nancy Hanks) to Atlanta, for a day trip of shopping at Rich's Department store.

For those wondering where the name came from:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/y6dv9a6q

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2019 01:44 AM (CDGwz)

577 It didn't really ever "work" even in Japan. The only non-deficit segment of the shinkansen was Osaka-Tokyo, think only in-the-black TGV was Paris-Lyon.
Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2019 01:39 AM (QDnY+)


I wouldn't be opposed to having HSR between LA and San Francisco, even if it had to be subsidized. We subsidize the roads, after all.

The problem is the state of California is so inefficient and corrupt, we've already spent so much we could have just bought a limo ride for everyone who could conceivably ever use the train, with money left over.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 22, 2019 01:44 AM (h2Bdk)

578 I forgot the #1 rule of conservatism is you must hate anything that Euros like.


Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 01:37 AM (FiUMj)


It's not a rule, but you're pretty much guaranteed at least a 97% success rate if you adopt this attitude.

Eurotrash tend to like things because they think it hurts America. That's not a joke. It's how they think and act. Most Americans really don't care what Eurotrash like or don't like, but asshole leftists want to transform America into New Europe.

Passenger trains are economic losers. They have been for some time. And not small losers but major money sinks.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 01:44 AM (EcqY2)

579 I'll stand by my "clickety-clack" description for Russki rail. It was quite the scene one night, between Vilnius and Lvov. Moonlight, lakes, birch. Russian literature and Great Patriotic War stories sprang to mind. Unfortunately there was a slip-up and I didn't get a prized souvenir - a tea-glass holder [podstakainik] with Stalin's likeness [Soviet rail apparently didn't waste good equipment just to humor passing political fads].


Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2019 01:46 AM (QDnY+)

580 My baby gets married this weekend

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 22, 2019 12:20 AM (+F2q3)


that's great!

here's hoping a wonderful ceremony and all the family members get along.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at August 22, 2019 01:47 AM (sy5kK)

581 Burton Cummings voice was all kinds of awesome.
Posted by: davidt at August 21, 2019 10:31 PM (Bgx7w)

He is still alive and performing, AFAIK. Good pianist, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2019 01:51 AM (a72/q)

582 We have light rail that stays mostly empty because it goes nowhere that anyone in the suburbs wants to go.
Posted by: NCKate
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But, but...Obama based his selection of Anthony Foxx for Sec. of Transportation based on his terrific background in Charlotte with light rail...and a trolley.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2019 01:51 AM (CDGwz)

583 I'm picturing Mis Hum having the D.J. play an entire Yolo set at the reception.

Because, Misanthrope.


/heh


*much respect*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 22, 2019 01:52 AM (QzJWU)

584 Um, could be wrong, but I think in fact that auto travel massively, massively subsidizes everything else, not the other way around. That's one of the problems, from CA to the federal level - revenues from user taxes do *not* go to freeways etc, but to "mass transit".


Public good argument for urban buses, in *rare* cases limited local rail.


Zero public good argument for long distance rail subsidy, at whatever speed.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2019 01:53 AM (QDnY+)

585 For all the talk of trains being money losers, nobody seems to remember that flying is a money loser too. How many airlines have failed in the US? Has to be in triple digits. And the ones that haven't disappeared like Delta, United and American, they've all been through bankruptcy, some more than once.

I don't know if it's true anymore, but not that long ago, if you took every commercial airline ever to have existed in the world and added up their profits and losses, the number was a negative.

Whether by air or by rail, for whatever reason, moving millions of people around is not profitable in the long run.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 01:53 AM (FiUMj)

586 For all the talk of trains being money losers, nobody seems to remember that flying is a money loser too.
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Unless...Lolita Express.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2019 01:55 AM (CDGwz)

587 Best wishes for a beautiful day for you and your baby, MisHum!!!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at August 22, 2019 01:56 AM (a4EWo)

588 Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 01:53 AM (FiUMj)

Was the US proposing starting a national air carrier that no one told me about?

Airlines are private companies. THey can go bankrupt all they want. That doesn't bother me. I'm not sure why it bothers you.

With rail, we are talking about THE FRIGGIN GOVERNMENT(s) building and running it, not some private company. Do you really not understand the difference?

If you want to sink billions of your own personal dollars into high-speed rail then I don't care. Knock yourself out.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 02:00 AM (EcqY2)

589 Yoko set. Bucha already all knew that.

As to the first picture.

Biggest U.S. artillery round that could drop a round onto the blacktop, at maximum range?

Let's assume a mild, 5 knot crosswind, midlly gusting from 2 to 7 knots.

1000 ft. asl.

80 degrees.

40% humidty.

Latitude, same as Grand Junction, CO.

Firing azimuth on the map, thirty degrees North of the True Equator.

Pick your tube, pick your projectile, pick your propellant.

Which is the furthest throw that'll drop your shell onto the blacktop. Not the "centerline", that's crazy.

Blacktop. Two standard 14 ft. U.S. Highway lanes, with wide paved shoulders.

Final question.

Is your solution better than any given Naval Rifle, and if so, how, and why?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at August 22, 2019 02:00 AM (QzJWU)

590
The NRA *seldom* has the authority to set "carry policy" at whatever venue it's Annual Meeting is held.

In Houston, 2013, the George R. Brown Convention Center, owned by the City of Houston, enforced it's prohibition on the carry of weapons, lawful or otherwise.

You guessed it, metal detectors at the entry points.

Wasn't NRA policy. Just the GFW City of Houston types being all snowflakey and such.

Most other cities are worse, some few are better.

But, "cities".

Curse of the nature of the beast. Ya can't hold an NRA Annual Meeting in a place that can't offer at least 50k hotel rooms for the week.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at August 21, 2019 11:52 PM (QzJWU)

Too bad the State AG's office couldn't tell the City of Houston LOLGF. Prohibitions of that sort on city property are unenforceable.

(Unless of course the City decided to play a legal card that indicated the Convention Center was much like, say, a sports arena, at which guns are prohibited.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 22, 2019 02:01 AM (WDnN1)

591 Any imminent domain lawyers in here tonight... ?

Because I just read a mildly interesting interview of a couple of DOJ lawyers who are in charge of taking land on the southern border in order to build the wall, but I'm not sure exactly one of them means with this comment...

******
Do most landowner challenges to border wall takings involve the price of the land or the government's ability to take it?

Clark: For the most part, the vast majority of the cases the Land Acquisition Section works on are cases about the whole valuation issue. They're not about the authority to take because the constitutional power to exercise eminent domain so clearly exists.

Brightbill: And because at this point Congress has set forth in its statutes pretty clear processes by which it occurs, so once the survey is done and a determination of just compensation is made, and that money is deposited into an account and then we can show the court that appropriate notice has been given to the landowner pursuant to the statute, the federal government, generally speaking, then has possession of the land.

Then while we can have cases that can go on for months and months or years, it's not about whether or not the government's going to get the land, because the government has the land at that point. Those cases go on because there are complicated issues of valuation that get raised and litigated.

******

Is he saying that the Govt. can start building on a person's land while the compensation is still being litigated?

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 22, 2019 02:03 AM (Xqo6t)

592 Is he saying that the Govt. can start building on a person's land while the compensation is still being litigated?

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 22, 2019 02:03 AM (Xqo6t)


He seems to be saying that the legal structure set up by Congress allows the federal government to make a value determination, pay the owner that money (put it in some account) and then the land belongs to the government even though the owner might still be protesting and fighting the valuation.

It doesn't sound totally unreasonable. Since the government certainly has the power in the black and white text of the Constitution for a taking, the question is only one of the just compensation, not whether the property can be transferred. IT most certainly can in all instances.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 02:08 AM (EcqY2)

593 Alas, working tomorrow.

So, zzz is a requirement, not a mere option.

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


zzzzz

Posted by: Jim at August 22, 2019 02:10 AM (QzJWU)

594 Dogs stomachs will dissolve bone apparently (omnivore) so there is that.
Posted by: NeoOtter at August 21, 2019 11:17 PM (0x00j)

My dog has eaten chicken bones often, with no apparent ill effects.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2019 02:11 AM (a72/q)

595 Berserker, I'm thinking of finally learning guitar.
Is there any software you would recommend for instruction? I can't
drive and don't live in a mass transit area, so self-instruction seems
to be the only way to go.

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at August 22, 2019 01:13 AM (fOqG5)

I really couldn't say. I know there is stuff out there, but no clue how any of it is. The best thing I can tell somebody is to look up chord charts on the web, and learn all the major and minor chords from A to G. Get those learned, and while you are doing that you build finger strength and some muscle memory, which allows you to eventually change chords fast. Then you can look up tabs for songs you might want to play. Tabs aren't written music, but more like a drawing of a fingerboard with all the strings, and the tabs show you what notes to press. There are also chords shown, so IF...IF you learned the basic chords ahead of time, there won't be many new chords to learn in a certain song, like 7ths, and other chords. Basically you are arming yourself with enough knowledge of chords to get started and gradually building on top of that. You'll also develop somewhat of a tone recognition, and you might "recognize" the chords in songs you listen to. After a while should you want to learn to read music, or move onto actual instruction you won't be so much of a novice. Think if it as somebody looking to learn car mechanics but already knows how the tools feel in their hands. There are also a ton of vids on you tube for basic instruction too, which may pay to watch so you don't develop bad habits out of the gate.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 22, 2019 02:12 AM (9Om/r)

596 There's a stretch of I-25 north of Loveland that out of nowhere has a curve, then curves back to the original straight line.
Posted by: Muldoon at August 21, 2019 11:17 PM (mvenn)

North-south roads sometimes do a jog like that at a correction line. Reason for the correction being that plane geometry, i.e. land survey, is applied to a sphere. True north-south roads will all converge at the poles, but land is surveyed in squares with parallel sides. So in the township-and-range system of land survey, from time to time you have to drop a range road out. I can drive north or south on my range road, and eventually it will end in a "T" intersection at a township (E-W) road. And I can jog a short distance east or west, and pick up the extension of that road. When highways are built, following old road allowances, those correction lines get made into "S" bends.

East-west roads don have correction lines because they follow parallels of latitude. Which are, surprisingly, parallel.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2019 02:21 AM (a72/q)

597 {re rail} TSA would find a pretext to take over security.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 22, 2019 01:33 AM (EOMoX)


They have already conducted some 'trials'. For example, this is from the TSA website:

TSA helping to make rail travel secure. TSA worked in coordination with AMTRAK and other mass transit rail stakeholders to provide an enhanced law enforcement presence at locations nationwide, including Union Station in Washington, D.C., Union Station in Denver, and King Street Station in Seattle.

The camel's nose is well inside the tent already.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 22, 2019 02:22 AM (Z4rgH)

598
Huh?

There are a bazillion flights between houston and dallas daily. I'm sure a good % of those people would take a train if it were and option and the time in par with flying. Hell even if it took a little longer, not having to deal with the TSA would be worth it for many.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 01:28 AM (FiUMj)

There's also something called I-45.

I'm sure a good percentage of these people who fly from either DFW-IAH or DAL-HOU aren't necessarily clamoring for it either because if it were economically feasible the train would have been done ages ago.

For about 30 years (it comes up again and again) there has been a proposal to have high speed rail connect San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and Houston. And it has never gone anywhere. Why? It would cost BILLIONS, and nearly ALL of it would be government money. (People who support this boondoggle blame SWA for ending it, when in truth it was the appalling ESTIMATE of cost that killed it on its own. The experience of CA with their high speed choo choo is - or should be - further deterrence from such a venture.)

And if you notice, where do passenger trains run in the United States, and work reasonably well? Why, the NE, where populations are denser. Oh, sure, I guess we COULD build a bullet train from Lubbock to Amarillo, but if you've been out that way, you know there is a whole lot of empty space out there. It is far cheaper and more cost effective to let drivers pick either I-27 or US 87 for the drive. And as heavily populated as that triangle I described above is, it isn't nearly populated enough to support a train.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 22, 2019 02:23 AM (WDnN1)

599 Is he saying that the Govt. can start building on a person's land while the compensation is still being litigated?

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 22, 2019 02:03 AM (Xqo6t)


If it's a Democrat president, I'll allow it. If it's a Republican president, denied.

Posted by: Hawaiian Judge ComeonIwannalayya at August 22, 2019 02:33 AM (Y8PSl)

600 "Better not repay your country with your self-indulgent hate,
But rejoice its negroes profit as it is again made great."

https://www.samizdata.net/2019/08/too-easy-to-rebut-the-pc-ta-nisi-nyt/

Posted by: m at August 22, 2019 02:40 AM (PKJKn)

601 Forget high-speed rail ... what we really need is a national roller-coaster network. Roller-coasters from city to city. People will love that shit! They'll wait in lines for hours to ride those and pay through the nose. Wouldn't you take a roller coaster ride from Washington to New York? 725 loops, 1242 winding curls, 174 blind tunnels (going backwards in half of them!), 942 drops of 40 ft or more at angles greater than 80 degrees ... The rest of the world will be green with envy.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 02:42 AM (EcqY2)

602 Forget high-speed rail ... what we really need is a
national roller-coaster network. Roller-coasters from city to city.
People will love that shit! They'll wait in lines for hours to ride
those and pay through the nose. Wouldn't you take a roller coaster ride
from Washington to New York? 725 loops, 1242 winding curls, 174 blind
tunnels (going backwards in half of them!), 942 drops of 40 ft or more
at angles greater than 80 degrees ... The rest of the world will be
green with envy.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 02:42 AM (EcqY2)


The ride better come with free drugs. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 22, 2019 02:43 AM (9Om/r)

603 The ride better come with free drugs. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 22, 2019 02:43 AM (9Om/r)


The national socialized health care will take care of that.

It's going to be paradise.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 02:45 AM (EcqY2)

604 Right. But that's not high speed. Put in a high speed option that goes 200 MPH and that 5.5 hours is down to 1.5 hours.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 22, 2019 01:33 AM (FiUMj)

You would need completely new track, and probably new right-of-way. And level crossings would be right out.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2019 02:46 AM (a72/q)

605 And if you notice, where do passenger trains run in the United States, and work reasonably well? Why, the NE, where populations are denser.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at August 22, 2019 02:23 AM (WDnN1)


Let's not underestimate the joys of driving on I-95 from Washington, D.C. to Boston, either; the I-95 tolls are a bonus. That drive is another reason the D.C. to NY and NY to Boston air shuttles are viable, too, although with all the airport security theater bullshit, the train is still quicker. Having taken the air shuttles and the train between DC-NY and NY-Boston, I'll take the train any day. Not to mention leg room and being able to drink in a comfortable seat. No waiting for takeoff to drink, either. There's no air turbulence to spill one's drink although a derailment will ruin your day.

I'm seeing a 'hold my beer' pattern here.

Posted by: RickZ at August 22, 2019 02:48 AM (Y8PSl)

606 Yeah, for me there's no question rail travel is more comfortable. I'd settle for functional low speed rail - if you go to the Amtrak site and try to get a ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles they put you on a bus.

Why would I be on the Amtrak site if I wanted to ride a bus?

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 22, 2019 02:54 AM (h2Bdk)

607 and go from Fresno to Bakersfield.

The Bakersfield Sound gonna bring 'em on down!

Garawn-damn-teed!

Posted by: The Ghost of Buck Owens at August 22, 2019 02:58 AM (XuBZu)

608 Having taken the air shuttles and the train between DC-NY and NY-Boston, I'll take the train any day.

Posted by: RickZ at August 22, 2019 02:48 AM (Y8PSl)


Remember when Trump owned one of the shuttles briefly. Trump Shuttle. Philly to New York. I don't know what other cities it serviced. Didn't last long, I don't think.

Personally, I like train rides. And the prices of bridge and tunnel tolls have really gotten totally out of hand. Most cities I don't want to go into bad enough to justify even half the "entrance fees", just to be graced with the opportunity to pay 5 times more to try and park for a few hours, too.

I'm really just glad that the internet affords the opportunity to stay out of the smelly cities for most things and not have to be bothered with that stuff. Cities are anachronisms. Artifacts of the industrial revolution. Museum pieces.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 03:01 AM (EcqY2)

609 600 "Better not repay your country with your self-indulgent hate,

But rejoice its negroes profit as it is again made great."


Nice bit of snark at the bottom of the post linked at 600.



Comment: ...analogous to the way that the English got rid of their troublemakers by transporting them to Australia, where their descendants became productive citizens.


Reply: Or, more often, Australians.

Posted by: The Ghost of Buck Owens at August 22, 2019 03:15 AM (XuBZu)

610 Remember when Trump owned one of the shuttles briefly. Trump Shuttle. Philly to New York. I don't know what other cities it serviced. Didn't last long, I don't think.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 22, 2019 03:01 AM (EcqY2)


There's simply no Philly-NY air shuttle demand. No one willingly goes to Philly, not even for the springtime. Oh wait, that's Boston. So no reason to go to Philly at all.

Posted by: RickZ at August 22, 2019 03:15 AM (Y8PSl)

611 Want to know why Americans are the best farmers in the world? Less than 4 acres and it takes 20 gardeners to produce a crop in Paris. Good golly, that's pathetic.

Posted by: Doug at August 22, 2019 03:16 AM (89il5)

612 Well, time for me to hit the hay.

Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2019 03:18 AM (a72/q)

613 Night, AOP. Would you like me to haunt your dreams?

Posted by: The Ghost of Buck Owens at August 22, 2019 03:19 AM (XuBZu)

614 Night, AOP. Would you like me to haunt your dreams?

Posted by: The Ghost of Buck Owens at August 22, 2019 03:19 AM (XuBZu)


I'm available!

Posted by: Naked Trigglypuff at August 22, 2019 03:25 AM (Y8PSl)

615 The outraged UK Baroness should be amply aware of why retirement age was originally set at 65 in both the UK and US. At the time it was older than most lived to see, assuring many would pay into the systems without collecting. Nowadays, it's shocking if someone dies earlier than 65 of natural causes.
People are living a lot longer than 70 years ago and generally healthier as well. If you want to keep the systems solvent you need to dangle the carrot a few years farther out than you did for previous generations. disability claims will likely remain valid and those will include those subject to age related infirmities.

You can either adjust to the greater lifespans of today or you can go broke and nobody gets anything.

Posted by: Epobirs at August 22, 2019 03:27 AM (AJKgl)

616 You can either adjust to the greater lifespans of today or you can go broke and nobody gets anything.

Posted by: Epobirs at August 22, 2019 03:27 AM (AJKgl) [/I[

This is about us, isn't it?

Posted by: US Congress at August 22, 2019 03:29 AM (Y8PSl)

617 614 Night, AOP. Would you like me to haunt your dreams?

Posted by: The Ghost of Buck Owens at August 22, 2019 03:19 AM (XuBZu)

I'm available!
Posted by: Naked Trigglypuff at August 22, 2019 03:25 AM (Y8PSl)


I don't think anyone has dreams big enough to squeeze in Trigglypuff.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 22, 2019 03:32 AM (h2Bdk)

618 You can either adjust to the greater lifespans of today or you can go broke and nobody gets anything.
Posted by: Epobirs at August 22, 2019 03:27 AM (AJKgl)


For one thing, that's not actually true in the US or the UK. Life expectancy has gone down (a tiny bit) in the last decade or so.

Beyond that, the problem with raising the retirement age is a lot of people are too sick to work long before 75. We've extended people's life expectancy, but we haven't extended their healthy years.

Also, it is frankly bullshit to promise someone a retirement age of 65 and then, after taking money out of their check for four decades, pulling a bait and switch like that.

Posted by: Ace's liver at August 22, 2019 03:41 AM (h2Bdk)

619 609 600 "Better not repay your country with your self-indulgent hate,
But rejoice its negroes profit as it is again made great."

Nice bit of snark at the bottom of the post linked at 600.

Comment: ...analogous to the way that the English got rid of their troublemakers by transporting them to Australia, where their descendants became productive citizens.

Reply: Or, more often, Australians.

Posted by: The Ghost of Buck Owens at August 22, 2019 03:15 AM (XuBZu)

heh

Posted by: m at August 22, 2019 03:45 AM (PKJKn)

620 Biggest U.S. artillery round that could drop a round onto the blacktop, at maximum range?



Let's assume a mild, 5 knot crosswind, midlly gusting from 2 to 7 knots.



1000 ft. asl.



80 degrees.



40% humidty.



Latitude, same as Grand Junction, CO.



Firing azimuth on the map, thirty degrees North of the True Equator.



Pick your tube, pick your projectile, pick your propellant.



Which is the furthest throw that'll drop your shell onto the blacktop. Not the "centerline", that's crazy.



Blacktop. Two standard 14 ft. U.S. Highway lanes, with wide paved shoulders.



Final question.



Is your solution better than any given Naval Rifle, and if so, how, and why?


----

that's easy:


US Army MGM-140 ATACMS.

over 100 miles range, and GPS guided.

next problem?


Posted by: redc1c4 at August 22, 2019 03:45 AM (EOMoX)

621 605: if you have the time, you can drive from DC to Boston in about 9 hours without driving on I-95. I did it a few years ago for a friends wedding in Boston. Now I took a 3 day golf excursion in the Poconos but if I had just driven strait through to Boston, It would have been about 9 hours. Skipped I95 entirely. Only toll was a bridge crossing the Hudson in NY.

Posted by: Puddleglum, job huntin' at August 22, 2019 03:48 AM (TDEu0)

622 Toll in Delaware on 95 and tunnel in Baltimore

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2019 03:55 AM (BbGew)

623 No toll roads in WI. Hated them when I lived in IL.

Posted by: My life is insanity at August 22, 2019 03:57 AM (MDEY2)

624 It's a rare day I take the Pennsylvania turnpike, I go overland in a heartbeat if I can.

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2019 04:05 AM (BbGew)

625 Wife and I managed to get from central NC all the way to Clifton, NJ, which looks down closely into Manhattan by way of Secaucus, without a single toll. As I recall, it took about 10 driving hours.

We went up I-81 through the Shenandoah Valley, and had to make some pretty ornate twists and turns route-wise when we got near our destination, but really a lovely drive for the most part.

Of course, when we arrived we were in Clifton, NJ, so it's not like there was no downside.

Posted by: The Ghost of Buck Owens at August 22, 2019 04:06 AM (XuBZu)

626 I can get to Baltimore in 2, DC in 3, Boston probably 6, certainly when there is no traffic like right now.

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2019 04:08 AM (BbGew)

627 i can't imagine wanting to go to any of those 3 shitties.


Posted by: redc1c4 at August 22, 2019 04:12 AM (EOMoX)

628 624: When I drive to W. PA, I never take the PA Turnpike. I'll take I495-I270-I70 to Breezewood. After that, the only other interstate I'll use is I99 to the Ebensburg exit, which is wonderfully underused. It's a pretty drive too. The PA Turnpike is overrated.

Posted by: Puddleglum, job huntin' at August 22, 2019 04:18 AM (TDEu0)

629 Once coming back from MB stopped at Maryland rest stop, it was night. The Maryland stop has both ways at one so you need to know which side your on. My wife spied a older lady who was obviously confused where she was going, she asked her and found out she lost her granddaughter who was driving her and not sure which side she was going N or S. My wife found authorities finally to take her in locating her granddaughter. It all set us back a hour but was for the better.

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2019 04:18 AM (BbGew)

630 Going by bus to DC next month to the Air Space museum.

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2019 04:33 AM (BbGew)

631 Toll roads are capitalism in action. free highways are communism.

Posted by: raimondo at August 22, 2019 04:33 AM (Zxm7I)

632 That was good of you two, Skip. Nowadays I'm so much more observant to older people needing assistance. Always that thought in my head, 'what if that was my mom'

Posted by: My life is insanity at August 22, 2019 04:34 AM (MDEY2)

633 There are no free highways. Tax dollars pay in one way or another.

Posted by: My life is insanity at August 22, 2019 04:34 AM (MDEY2)

634 Someday I will make it to DC.

It, and several other places on the eastern side of the U.S. are on my bucket list of places to see.

Posted by: My life is insanity at August 22, 2019 04:44 AM (MDEY2)

635 I'm off.
Going to be a another beautiful one, weather-wise.
Have a wonderful day, all.

Posted by: My life is insanity at August 22, 2019 04:50 AM (MDEY2)

636 Good Morning Morons

Posted by: Vic at August 22, 2019 04:53 AM (mpXpK)

637 Long ago was a newspaper article on the PA TP, it's so top heavy with bureaucrats and nepotism. People pulling in 100G working a few hours between golf outing and the shore house.

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2019 04:53 AM (BbGew)

638 636 Good Morning Morons
Posted by: Vic at August 22, 2019 04:53 AM (mpXpK)

Good morning, Vic!

Posted by: m at August 22, 2019 04:53 AM (qANRo)

639 Tolls on publicly financed roads used to be prohibited.That was lifted in 1998 under Bubba Clinton and the the RINO dominated congress. Now huge parts of I-95 are toll roads.

Posted by: Vic at August 22, 2019 05:03 AM (mpXpK)

640 Good Morning again all.

Posted by: Vic at August 22, 2019 05:03 AM (mpXpK)

641
I see that our short bus troll now has a seat on his county's road commission. He's a comer, that one!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 22, 2019 05:09 AM (pNxlR)

642 americanthinker.com/decades of intensifying leftwing influence on high school students
https://tinyurl.com/y5s558pp
Making Leftist Seminary schools what they are today

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2019 05:11 AM (BbGew)

643 Good morning.

The pan is dry as a bone.

Posted by: JAS at August 22, 2019 05:14 AM (I5SAg)

644 643
Good morning.



The pan is dry as a bone.





Posted by: JAS at August 22, 2019 05:14 AM (I5SAg)



Good, now be sure to flush it at least monthly.

Posted by: Vic at August 22, 2019 05:15 AM (mpXpK)

645 I'm outta here

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2019 05:15 AM (BbGew)

646 Also, place a contained where the drain line runs to and catch any highly chlorinated water before it hits the lawn.

Posted by: Vic at August 22, 2019 05:16 AM (mpXpK)

647 container

Posted by: Vic at August 22, 2019 05:17 AM (mpXpK)

648 Absolutely. I have a bucket for that. Yesterday I used it to catch the Liquid Plummer and rinse water.

Posted by: JAS at August 22, 2019 05:18 AM (I5SAg)

649
US Army MGM-140 ATACMS.

over 100 miles range, and GPS guided.

next problem?


Posted by: redc1c4

If you hold the altitude constant and forget about the height above ellipsoid issues

Posted by: Jean at August 22, 2019 05:28 AM (CwYup)

650 Tlaib and Omar try to Sneak into Israel Stacked on top of Each Other Inside a Trenchcoat...

Babylon Bee
https://tinyurl.com/yxp2un9c

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at August 22, 2019 05:35 AM (Ckg4U)

651 JAS

Excellent!

Oh..


And, G'Morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 22, 2019 05:39 AM (cqNba)

652 Just curious...if Alyssa Milano is so damn smart, how come she never learned to use, oh I don't know, BIRTH CONTROL.

I have no time for her crap.

Posted by: Victoria at August 22, 2019 05:55 AM (sZ+os)

653 Solar panel roads don't work because the area they put them in doesn't get enough sun?
Too bad there's not a way to find that out before you invest the 5.5 million.

Here in No. Ill, on the neighborhood website, there are 2 companies advertising to put solar on your roof. And, of course, some people that have it and just love it and how great it is.
I'm smelling a scam...again

Posted by: Bruce at August 22, 2019 05:59 AM (vd8XM)

654 Just curious...if Alyssa Milano is so damn smart, how come she never learned to use, oh I don't know, BIRTH CONTROL.


She did what the school taught her. All of the bananas in her house have condoms on them.

Posted by: Bruce at August 22, 2019 06:00 AM (vd8XM)

655 Good morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 22, 2019 06:01 AM (Dhht7)

656 2nd attempt hiya

Posted by: JT at August 22, 2019 06:03 AM (arJlL)

657 Having an abortion is something you are supposed to be regretful of and repent from. Not something to be proud of.

Posted by: JAS at August 22, 2019 06:05 AM (I5SAg)

658 "Cookie" Milano isn't very smart. She just played a smart girl on TV.

Posted by: JAS at August 22, 2019 06:06 AM (I5SAg)

659 Are raimondo and kurt the same troll? Neither makes much sense.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at August 22, 2019 06:06 AM (N3JsI)

660 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 22, 2019 06:12 AM (u82oZ)

661 WOOT!

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at August 22, 2019 06:13 AM (0zxDH)

662 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Top o ta mornin to ya, gov'nor.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 22, 2019 06:14 AM (u82oZ)

663 Good morning, Vic.

Are you still taking down the weather? Is this year an outlier as far as temps and rain?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 22, 2019 06:16 AM (u82oZ)

664 G'morning, Salty.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 22, 2019 06:17 AM (cqNba)

665 OK Kids.

Todays homework assignment is to locate the sentence in this article which vindicates President Trump's position concerning Baltimore.

https://cbsloc.al/2zdCYO7

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 22, 2019 06:20 AM (cqNba)

666 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Is Next Door a good thing to join? We got an offer out here.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 22, 2019 06:20 AM (u82oZ)

667 Morning all

Posted by: rickb223 at August 22, 2019 06:23 AM (439Zu)

668 663
Good morning, Vic.



Are you still taking down the weather? Is this year an outlier as far as temps and rain?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 22, 2019 06:16 AM (u82oZ)

This past month has been about average. But for long term sine 1998 we have been on a cooling trend.

Posted by: Vic at August 22, 2019 06:25 AM (mpXpK)

669 "Is Next Door a good thing to join? We got an offer out here."

Depends.

Here it is a socialist infested platform for progressivism.

And reeks of cat piss and passive aggressive thought control

But...your mileage may vary.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 22, 2019 06:26 AM (cqNba)

670 Vic,

Thank you. We have had a much wetter and colder summer out here.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 22, 2019 06:27 AM (u82oZ)

671 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Sounds great. I'll tell my wife. She can decide if she wants it.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 22, 2019 06:28 AM (u82oZ)

672 The worlds largest rooftop urban farm is set to open in Paris next year- and its already projected to feed thousands of people every year.

---

I love these. From the link:

"Agripolis developers say that they are designing the project around a specialized aeroponic "vertical farming" technique so that the garden will use no pesticides and very little water... "The goal is to make the farm a globally-recognized model for sustainable production"

--

Farms exist. People are being fed vegetables already, and they're at every store anywhere around Paris, grown by farmers and trucked in on trucks that are already trucking their way into town to deliver that food.

But now we're going to be "sustainable", so let's smelt and ship metal, produce glass, produce new material, ship it all in on trucks and use lots of equipment to build a massive rooftop structure with new media for the plants, water needs, chemical needs, human needs like washrooms, water fountains, trash cans, etc., and who knows what kind of climate control, fans, heat, etc.

And now a couple of thousand people will have access to tomatoes, all while farmers are delivering the same tomatoes to the Aldis two blocks away already.

Sustainable!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 22, 2019 06:28 AM (UxP0a)

673 VIA,

During sentencing for felony murder today, Warren Brown, on of 17yo Dawnta Harris' lawyers, said the teen grew up with "garbage in the streets" and "rats running through" in West Baltimore.

What do I win?

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 22, 2019 06:28 AM (Dhht7)

674 "What do I win?"

Two free tickets to spend the day walking the Inner Harbor.

Oh, and a coupon for two free 'Fried Rat on a Stick' at the State fair, which opens tonight.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 22, 2019 06:31 AM (cqNba)

675 He did not speak at sentencing but one of his defense attorneys, Warren Brown, read his handwritten letter to the judge.

"I didnt want to hurt her," Harris wrote. "I just felt I was in a life-or-death situation.

---

Translation:

"Bitch got in my way, yo." - Dawantay

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 22, 2019 06:33 AM (UxP0a)

676 669 "Is Next Door a good thing to join? We got an offer out here."

Depends.

Here it is a socialist infested platform for progressivism.

And reeks of cat piss and passive aggressive thought control

But...your mileage may vary.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

True, but it's great fun to post coyote sightings to missing cat notices

Posted by: Jean at August 22, 2019 06:33 AM (B7KlG)

677 Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here

I saw the EU patent on multi-level urban farming back in the day. It made no sense from the point of thermodynamics. Too much energy in for the food.

It would make sense if there was no transportation into a city, and the city had only a few people needing food.

Tis vanity. Vanity and the law of diminishing returns.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 22, 2019 06:34 AM (u82oZ)

678 "True, but it's great fun to post coyote sightings to missing cat notices"

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 22, 2019 06:35 AM (cqNba)

679 Jean

Good thought. We can do this.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 22, 2019 06:36 AM (u82oZ)

680 Time for work preps. Thanks for the replies.


Have a blessed day, everyone.

May no YOLO Darwin Award candidate approach your vehicle, unless you are driving a M1127 Stryker.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 22, 2019 06:37 AM (u82oZ)

681 I saw the EU patent on multi-level urban farming back in the day. It made no sense from the point of thermodynamics. Too much energy in for the food.

--

This is what I point out to my kids any time we see this kind of nonsense.

We went to a zoo that had a big "yay look at us" type display on it once and we talked about how much energy it took to make a "green" roof that would cost $700 to shingle and hang gutters from.

I enjoyed that trip because there was a community garden across the street and we got to talk about how adamantly pro-wall all the leftist owners of the cars in the parking lot obviously were.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 22, 2019 06:40 AM (UxP0a)

682 Be safe, Salty.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 22, 2019 06:42 AM (cqNba)

683 True, but it's great fun to post coyote sightings to missing cat notices
Posted by: Jean



Ouch.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 22, 2019 06:46 AM (439Zu)

684 > "Cookie" Milano isn't very smart. She just played a smart girl on TV.

Well, she only had to seem smart compared to Tony Danza.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 22, 2019 06:49 AM (cB5if)

685 But...your mileage may vary.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

True, but it's great fun to post coyote sightings to missing cat notices
Posted by: Jean

Next door. That's the site I was talking about before with the solar ads. It seems as if they got rid of the ads, somewhat, but mostly coyote sightings.
Sometimes it nice when people are looking for a tradesman to come do some work. People will have some suggestions that we copy for another time.

Posted by: Bruce at August 22, 2019 06:50 AM (vd8XM)

686 Rocksmith is very good for teaching a new beginner. That is how I started.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 22, 2019 06:52 AM (LxTcq)

687 "Sometimes it nice when people are looking for a tradesman to come do some work. "

A big one for us is the 'Nanny Share'.

Families who want a Nanny, but can't afford whole one by themselves.

And...
Missing cats.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 22, 2019 06:55 AM (cqNba)

688 The "For Sale & Free" section on Nextdoor can be useful. We have gotten some great deals, often from people who are moving out of the area and want to get rid of things.

Posted by: bluebell at August 22, 2019 06:59 AM (aXucN)

689 That pic on top leading to Area 51 (not kidding). Still want to go and invade Area 51?

Posted by: Colin at August 22, 2019 07:00 AM (u9mEO)

690 676 669 "Is Next Door a good thing to join? We got an offer out here."

Depends.

Here it is a socialist infested platform for progressivism.

And reeks of cat piss and passive aggressive thought control

But...your mileage may vary.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

True, but it's great fun to post coyote sightings to missing cat notices
Posted by: Jean at August 22, 2019 06:33 AM (B7KlG)

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

That's at least better than the asshole posts about how you must be a terribly irresponsible pet owner to let your cat escape.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at August 22, 2019 07:00 AM (Zbbka)

691 Morning Horde! Have we bought Greenland yet?

In other news, I somehow managed to get 6.5 hours of sleep last night! Yay!

Posted by: sinalco at August 22, 2019 07:01 AM (yODqO)

692 His hair was perfect
.
.
bip

Posted by: kactus at August 22, 2019 07:01 AM (JdMSR)

693 That pic on top leading to Area 51 (not kidding). Still want to go and invade Area 51?
Posted by: Colin

We're just gonna be real sneaky

Posted by: Bruce at August 22, 2019 07:02 AM (vd8XM)

694 > Just sitting in a frigging seat for for god knows how long? Fuk that, give me a car.

Amtrak seats are far more comfortable than any airplane seat. For that matter, they're more comfortable than almost any car seat.

Plus you're not trapped in the seat. There's not even a seat belt. You can get up to pee, get a snack, get a beer in the lounge car, or just walk around to stretch your legs any time you want, not just when some stupid sign is on, with some scolding harridan (of either sex) threatening to throw you in jail if you disobey.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 22, 2019 07:05 AM (cB5if)

695 "Is Next Door a good thing to join? We got an offer out here."

Me too. No fucking way I am joining that I don't give a shit about my neighbors and I sure as hell don't want them knowing anything about me other than "stay out of that guy's yard".

Posted by: freaked at August 22, 2019 07:09 AM (Tnijr)

696 694 > Just sitting in a frigging seat for for god knows how long? Fuk that, give me a car.

Amtrak seats are far more comfortable than any airplane seat. For that matter, they're more comfortable than almost any car seat.

Plus you're not trapped in the seat. There's not even a seat belt. You can get up to pee, get a snack, get a beer in the lounge car, or just walk around to stretch your legs any time you want, not just when some stupid sign is on, with some scolding harridan (of either sex) threatening to throw you in jail if you disobey.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 22, 2019 07:05 AM (cB5if)

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I suppose it might depend on the length of the trip. I took a 30 hour trip by train a few years back. Seats were fine, except if you wanted to sleep. I managed to doze somewhat, but it was near impossible to find a comfortable position.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at August 22, 2019 07:10 AM (Zbbka)

697 That's at least better than the asshole posts about how you must be a terribly irresponsible pet owner to let your cat escape.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at August 22, 2019 07:00 AM (Zbbka)

--

One that gets me is how people don't think dogs are dang dogs anymore.

I was once chided by a childless locust who was aghast that I'd left my dog outside, overnight, in a fenced yard with a house, food, and water, in pleasant spring weather, and it rained on her.

They really do believe animals = children.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 22, 2019 07:10 AM (UxP0a)

698 WeWork, the office-sharing, kegger-hosting phenomenon that has redefined the modern workspace, is also raising the bar for how much money a startup can lose and still be considered a buzzy investment.


There's another company out there called Common Desk. I guess I'm old school.

I can't believe there are enough people/small companies/start ups that don't have their own office space. Seems too "fly by night" for me.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 22, 2019 07:12 AM (439Zu)

699 I was once chided by a childless locust who was aghast that I'd left my dog outside, overnight, in a fenced yard with a house, food, and water, in pleasant spring weather, and it rained on her.

They really do believe animals = children.
Posted by: Moron Robbie


We used to do that to kids too.

It was called "scouting".

Posted by: rickb223 at August 22, 2019 07:13 AM (439Zu)

700
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 22, 2019 07:14 AM (cuot+)

701 g'mornin', 'rons
Posted by: AltonJackson


Morning AJ.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 22, 2019 07:15 AM (439Zu)

702 I can't believe there are enough people/small companies/start ups that don't have their own office space. Seems too "fly by night" for me.

--

I don't think it's trendy enough to lose billions, but I like the idea of old warehouses converted to offices with a central conference room that you can book and one secretary to direct calls to the different businesses that might only be one or two people. I hate I didn't come up with that idea a few decades ago.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 22, 2019 07:15 AM (UxP0a)

703 I wonder if Milano's existing kids ever thanked her for letting them live. I doubt it, they probably ungrateful little brats.

Posted by: freaked at August 22, 2019 07:18 AM (Tnijr)

704 >>I saw the EU patent on multi-level urban farming back in the day. It made no sense from the point of thermodynamics. Too much energy in for the food.


But this, on the other hand, is cool:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8uqCbbKGvs

Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2019 07:18 AM (bDqIh)

705 "I can't believe there are enough people/small companies/start ups that don't have their own office space. Seems too "fly by night" for me.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 22, 2019 07:12 AM (439Zu) "



Exactly. Telephone booth Indians.


G'mornin' everyone !

Off to see the doc in an hour.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 22, 2019 07:18 AM (XNDy+)

706
'mornin', rickb

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 22, 2019 07:19 AM (cuot+)

707 Imagine gun owners who needed to defend themselves proudly declaring their joy in shooting another human being because it was their right.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 22, 2019 07:20 AM (UxP0a)

708 "707 Imagine gun owners who needed to defend themselves proudly declaring their joy in shooting another human being because it was their right.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 22, 2019 07:20 AM (UxP0a) "


Wow, well played.

*golf clap*

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 22, 2019 07:24 AM (XNDy+)

709 "They really do believe animals = children."

Next time you see a young mother with their child on a harness and tether...

Ask her if it's a rescue..

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 22, 2019 07:25 AM (cqNba)

710 But this, on the other hand, is cool:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8uqCbbKGvs

Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2019 07:18 AM (bDqIh)

--

Absolutely. And a big part is because they can get consumers to give them money.

The moment someone starts using "sustainable" is when you know they're looking for tax dollars or handouts, and have no problem burning four to five times the amount of energy to accomplish a mundane task in pursuit of solving a non-problem.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 22, 2019 07:26 AM (UxP0a)

711 Speaking of self defense..

I posted this ruling last night.

https://bit.ly/2KOUgI5

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 22, 2019 07:27 AM (cqNba)

712 I can't believe there are enough people/small companies/start ups that don't have their own office space. Seems too "fly by night" for me.

It allows companies to have locations that they normally could not afford. Don't need to buy office furniture or equipment. It is also like cloud computing, when you start a company, there really is no way to know how much space and headcount you will need. There is also the occasional need for conference rooms, and for someone to clean out the snack bar because most nearly all young people won't do it - they will just pile their dishes out in the sink and walk away.

Most young people for a number of reasons prefer downtown living so the offices need to be downtown which has high lease rates and parking fees. Also there seems to be this weird kitchen table - work in crowds mentality that shared offices provide.

Just last week, a rep from one of these WeWork type places asked each person in the team who would appreciate some mentoring by more senior people in other companies within the same building.

Many small companies would love to have the occasional advice on marketing, people managing, hiring, account management, but don't have the resources to hire someone FT or to have an expensive consultant come in. Also many nearly all young people already know everything and would feel put-off if a senior person was "company provided" but when "things get real" wouldn't mind having a mommy or daddy to rescue them.

If your idea flies and Facebook buys you out, they are there for the IP and customer lists, not your employees or cubicle furniture. If it fails, you don't have to liquidate and suffer from having eight more months on your lease.

It allows more sketchy companies, or companies that are growing too fast or aren't well capitalized to run and grow rather that not ever happen because of start up costs.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 22, 2019 07:27 AM (lD3vL)

713 >>Imagine gun owners who needed to defend themselves proudly declaring their joy in shooting another human being because it was their right.


Think she or her kids have figured out that she's revealed that kids =/= joy?

Or that she's really dumb/careless to have *2* abortions in one year?

And was this with one guy - did he know about this? Was he on board? Or did he killing his children suck the "joy" out of the relationship?

Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2019 07:29 AM (bDqIh)

714 "I've never understood all this fuss people make about the dawn. I've seen a few and they're never as good as the photographs, which have the additional advantage of being things you can look at when you're in the right frame of mind, which is usually around lunchtime."

- Douglas Adams

Posted by: freaked at August 22, 2019 07:31 AM (Tnijr)

715 >>. . . - Douglas Adams


Heh - clearly NOT a morning person.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2019 07:33 AM (bDqIh)

716 Of course, I find it completely believable that Alyssa Milano would make up any bullshit story she wants.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 22, 2019 07:34 AM (oVJmc)

717 Finished watching the Joe Rogan podcast with Dan Crenshaw, I'm done with Crenshaw.

They got into a discussion of mass shooters and Cresnshaw has adopted the verbiage of the left and that mass shootings should be viewed as terrorist events.

The vast overwhelming majority of mass shootings are not ideological or politically based.

The are mostly either committed by gang bangers or people with deep psychological, metal or emotional problems, usually exacerbated by prescription drugs.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 22, 2019 07:34 AM (Cn5ck)

718 "Is Next Door a good thing to join? We got an offer out here."

=====

Depends.

Here it is a socialist infested platform for progressivism.

And reeks of cat piss and passive aggressive thought control

But...your mileage may vary.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 22, 2019 06:26 AM


Same here in our corner of central Texas. Worth a quick scan, but participating? Nah. To be fair, this area is being built out and infested by Californians. Looking like it's time to move.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 22, 2019 07:36 AM (wImtG)

719 Good morning, y'all!

Posted by: tbodie at August 22, 2019 07:38 AM (sMMcg)

720 We used to travel out west, by car, when I was a kid. I remember many scenes as depicted in that first pic. I remember playing a 'game' by looking at the farthest point of the road that I could see, and anticipating getting there. Over and over and over again. What can I say? We had no electronics to play with. It was the 70s!

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at August 22, 2019 07:38 AM (JoUsr)

721 It honestly baffles me that anybody gives even the remotest fuck about NextDoor.

Posted by: Hikaru (Allie) at August 22, 2019 07:39 AM (sm6Pk)

722 Crenshaw.

Sadly, it seems clear to me now that he's like a subset of other vets I know. This subset doesn't see 2A rights as absolute. They are the ones that will break down your door if ordered, oaths be damned.

My brother in law is another - Clinton era Intel officer. He sat in my house once and said there was no "need" for me to own guns.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at August 22, 2019 07:39 AM (MhJmk)

723 Good morning Hordemates.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 22, 2019 07:40 AM (yhYmR)

724 " To be fair, this area is being built out and infested by Californians."

Ah...an invasive species.

Have you tried spraying for them?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 22, 2019 07:40 AM (cqNba)

725 Next door is quite useful. I find out who's nuts and places to avoid...

Morning, y'all!

Need coffeve...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 22, 2019 07:42 AM (6qErC)

726 Ah...an invasive species.

Have you tried spraying for them?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

We tried Roundup, now they're suing our pants off

Posted by: Bruce at August 22, 2019 07:42 AM (vd8XM)

727 "It honestly baffles me that anybody gives even the remotest fuck about NextDoor."

One benefit is the opportunity to understand what is currently on the minds of those whom you live among.

And while you may not care about them....

They care dearly about controlling how you think.

Just consider it to be free 'intel' on the enemy.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 22, 2019 07:43 AM (cqNba)

728 My brother in law is another - Clinton era Intel officer. He sat in my house once and said there was no "need" for me to own guns.

He was trained to believe that all humans are the State's chattel.

And some demigods who disguise as humans are destined to rule as officials of the State.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 22, 2019 07:43 AM (lD3vL)

729 @722
I get that some who serve view themselves as the animating spirit of the 2nd amendment militia clause but Crenshaw adopting the mass shooters as terrorists construction is disturbing.

Mass shooters are not connected or affiliated with each other, they do not have a specific cause or agenda that they are trying to advance, to the extent they are "terrorizing" they are terrorizing their specific targets and not society as a whole.

Crenshaw is a dipshit.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 22, 2019 07:46 AM (Cn5ck)

730 Just consider it to be free 'intel' on the enemy.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Facebook gives you some intel on people too.
I visited my cousins page, and found out that his wife thinks The Mooch would be the perfect president candidate.
Another was a guy I worked with who I found out had passed away. Looked at his FB and found out he was a Bernie Bro and a big old socialist

Posted by: Bruce at August 22, 2019 07:47 AM (vd8XM)

731
Late today, but:

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 22, 2019 07:47 AM (Wx/+I)

732 674 "What do I win?"

Two free tickets to spend the day walking the Inner Harbor.

Oh, and a coupon for two free 'Fried Rat on a Stick' at the State fair, which opens tonight.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 22, 2019 06:31 AM (cqNba)

Almost everything on the front page of that newspaper confirms PDT. Not The Rock's marriage. But everything else.

Posted by: m at August 22, 2019 07:48 AM (JExoS)

733 "Almost everything on the front page of that newspaper confirms PDT."

Without them realizing it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 22, 2019 07:51 AM (cqNba)

734 698 WeWork, the office-sharing, kegger-hosting phenomenon that has redefined the modern workspace, is also raising the bar for how much money a startup can lose and still be considered a buzzy investment.


There's another company out there called Common Desk. I guess I'm old school.

I can't believe there are enough people/small companies/start ups that don't have their own office space. Seems too "fly by night" for me.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 22, 2019 07:12 AM (439Zu)

20+ years ago, when I was making the rounds interviewing for my first job after the Army, one outfit was set up to share receptionist and meeting room with another company. Dunno about restrooms and break room, but I expect those were shared, too.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at August 22, 2019 07:52 AM (di1hb)

735

Safety post

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at August 22, 2019 07:52 AM (di1hb)

736 Safety post
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf

Just in time.

JJ is awake and NOOD

Posted by: Bruce at August 22, 2019 07:53 AM (vd8XM)

737 "729 @722
I get that some who serve view themselves as the animating spirit of the 2nd amendment militia clause but Crenshaw adopting the mass shooters as terrorists construction is disturbing.

Mass shooters are not connected or affiliated with each other, they do not have a specific cause or agenda that they are trying to advance, to the extent they are "terrorizing" they are terrorizing their specific targets and not society as a whole.

Crenshaw is a dipshit.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 22, 2019 07:46 AM (Cn5ck) "



But that view allows them to use the whole power of the State, as weaponized under Boosh! against "terrorists", to be defined as anyone who owns a gun.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 22, 2019 07:54 AM (XNDy+)

738 Crenshaw is a dipshit.

I figured that out when he started speaking in a way that convinced me that he believe that Rights are negotiable - that is, Rights don't transcend humanity, they are, as the Left keeps reminding us, a "social construct".

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at August 22, 2019 07:55 AM (lD3vL)

739 I went from hero to zero in no time flat. Now what?

Posted by: eyepatch at August 22, 2019 08:08 AM (vqIkG)

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