Monday Overnight Open Thread (9/9/19)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

"Problems are manifesting in all three dimensions of the energy industry triangle: climate protection, the security of supply and economic efficiency," McKinsey & Company


Quote II

“The ELCA will also continue to accompany and advocate for immigrants who are seeking asylum and do what we can to see that undocumented immigrants are aware of, understand, and live into their rights under U.S. law.” Rev. William Gafkjen


Quote III

“The thing that has been lacking in this debate has been an earnest and real conversation on debt and deficits and government spending, and I find it astounding to watch the number of Democratic debates that I’ve seen and no mention, no conversation on where we’re going with regard to debt,” Former Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC)


Quote IV

“The 14th Amendment of our Constitution actualized what many of the Founders wanted, promoting equal protection under the law for all Americans,” “If I could, I would end the antiquated electoral college. Twice in the last 20 years the popular vote winner was denied the presidency. This is an assault on our democratic principles, where the dictum should hold true: one person, one vote.” Constitutional expert Barbara Streisand


Quote V

“The way we look at the business is tied to some very basic fundamentals that haven’t changed for decades, if not hundreds of years. Exxon CEO Darren Woods


Quote VI

“That is kind of shocking, with all the procedures the banks have set up, checking and double-checking and triple-checking, there`s no way anybody gets away with that stuff,” Nate Weaver

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How long before the usual suspects blame this on us? Mass shooting reported in the Netherlands.

According to Google, that translates as . . .

In a shooting incident on the #heimerstein in #Dordrecht, several victims were killed. We are present with many people and investigate what has happened

From the Associated Press . . .

Police in the Netherlands have tweeted that three people have been killed and one other person has been seriously wounded in a shooting in a residential neighborhood in the city of Dordrecht.

Police spokesman Wim Hoonhout has told The Associated Press that “It seems like a family incident.” No further details of what happened Monday have been immediately released.

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Just because you are unsavory, it doesn't mean that academia won't take your money and hang with you. Just ask Joi Ito.

New documents show that the M.I.T. Media Lab was aware of Epstein’s status as a convicted sex offender, and that Epstein directed contributions to the lab far exceeding the amounts M.I.T. has publicly admitted.


Update: On Saturday, less than a day after the publication of this story, Joi Ito, the director of the M.I.T. Media Lab, resigned from his position. “After giving the matter a great deal of thought over the past several days and weeks, I think that it is best that I resign as director of the media lab and as a professor and employee of the Institute, effective immediately,” Ito wrote in an internal e-mail. In a message to the M.I.T. community, L. Rafael Reif, the president of M.I.T., wrote, “Because the accusations in the story are extremely serious, they demand an immediate, thorough and independent investigation,” and announced that M.I.T.’s general counsel would engage an outside law firm to oversee that investigation.

The M.I.T. Media Lab, which has been embroiled in a scandal over accepting donations from the financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, had a deeper fund-raising relationship with Epstein than it has previously acknowledged, and it attempted to conceal the extent of its contacts with him. Dozens of pages of e-mails and other documents obtained by The New Yorker reveal that, although Epstein was listed as “disqualified” in M.I.T.’s official donor database, the Media Lab continued to accept gifts from him, consulted him about the use of the funds, and, by marking his contributions as anonymous, avoided disclosing their full extent, both publicly and within the university. Perhaps most notably, Epstein appeared to serve as an intermediary between the lab and other wealthy donors, soliciting millions of dollars in donations from individuals and organizations, including the technologist and philanthropist Bill Gates and the investor Leon Black. According to the records obtained by The New Yorker and accounts from current and former faculty and staff of the media lab, Epstein was credited with securing at least $7.5 million in donations for the lab, including two million dollars from Gates and $5.5 million from Black, gifts the e-mails describe as “directed” by Epstein or made at his behest. The effort to conceal the lab’s contact with Epstein was so widely known that some staff in the office of the lab’s director, Joi Ito, referred to Epstein as Voldemort or “he who must not be named.”


And yet you and I are the deplorables.


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Speaking of unsavory, One America News Network sues Rachel Maddow, NBC and Comcast for defamation.

One America News Network (OANN) filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit Monday against MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.

OANN is suing Maddow, MSNBC, Comcast Corporation and NBC Universal for defamation, alleging Maddow “maliciously and recklessly” went after the network by suggesting it is a Russian state propaganda outlet, the complaint reads, according to Law and Crime. Maddow said that OANN “really, literally is Russian propaganda” on “The Rachel Maddow Show” in July.


Words have meanings............

And it's always fun to relive this particular night.............


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Former Rep. Robert F. O'Rourke once again displays his complete ignorance. We cannot remove every illegal alien but Americans will gladly hand over everyone of their firearms to the government.

“No. I don’t see the law enforcement going door to door. I see Americans complying with the law. I see us working with gun owners, non-gun owners, local, county, state, federal law enforcement to come up with the best possible solution. I have yet to meet an owner of an AR-15 who thinks it’s OK that we have these kind of mass killings in this country,” he said.

Just because I think the mass shootings are horrible doesn't mean I'm going to hand over my AR-15. And as a matter of fact, I might buy another one or three.


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Until today I had never heard of Sophie Salmon. But, I admire this young person's grit.

A University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus official told a freshman student that police would be notified if she refused to get a permit before rolling a "free speech ball" around a grassy area of the public campus.

Sophie Salmon is a freshman at UW-River Falls who is trying to start a Turning Point USA chapter at her new school. As part of her recruitment efforts, Salmon inflated a six-foot “free speech ball” on Thursday. The ball was designed to serve as a platform for students to write whatever they pleased, but it also attracted the attention of university administrators.

After less than half an hour of rolling the ball around campus lawns, Salmon was confronted by UW-River Falls Conference and Contract Services Manager Kristin Barstad outside River Falls' main building, University Center. The official informed the student that she lacked the proper permissions needed to exercise her free speech on public university property and needed to take the ball elsewhere.


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If life hands you lemons, make lemonade. If life hands you legs, make lamps.


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Big t*ts. Small to non-existent brain.

“Baywatch” actress Pamela Anderson shared a brilliant idea online about the entire world being allowed to vote in the U.S. presidential election.

As if the anti-globalists don’t have enough to worry about.

“I believe Everyone in the world should be able to vote for the US president, because it has an impact on all of us …” Anderson tweeted.


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Have you ever said, "There's nothing to watch on television"? Now you can see what the rest of the world watches. Every country's favorite TV shows.


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A French's solider view of a US solider.

And combat? If you have seen Rambo you have seen it all - always coming to the rescue when one of our teams gets in trouble, and always in the shortest delay. That is one of their tricks: they switch from T-shirt and sandals to combat ready in three minutes. Arriving in contact with the enemy, the way they fight is simple and disconcerting: they just charge! They disembark and assault in stride, they bomb first and ask questions later - which cuts any pussyfooting short.

Hoping and praying that America's treasure returns from that hell hole sooner rather than later.


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Mexican drug gang. Brutal, judge, jury and penalty enforcer.

The man, in his 30s, was attacked in revenge for allegedly raping a woman in Mexico City, Mexico, last month.

The gang released a graphic video of the moment the man was mauled by the pitbull terrier as a warning to other sex attackers, authorities believe.

He was stripped naked, handcuffed and held to the ground by five men before the dog was let loose.


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If I lived anywhere near Ft. Worth, TX The Alpine Range would be a regular stop for me. An ammo bar, awesome.

The Alpine Shooting Range of Fort Worth, Texas, is now offering ammunition by the pound and has gotten in some good shots at Walmart for the retail giant’s recent surrender to anti-gun forces.

Alpine, a full-service gun store and range in business for 50 years, opened up a new ammo bar and trolled the mega-retailer on social media days after Walmart announced it was discontinuing the sale of ammunition for handguns and short barrel rifles. The move by the retail chain has been mocked and scorned by gun owners throughout the country.


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I certainly hope they were charged an inordinate amount to be rescued. "Ship with Climate Change Warriors caught in ice, Warriors evacuated"

Arctic tours ship MS MALMO with 16 passengers on board got stuck in ice on Sep 3 off Longyearbyen, Svalbard Archipelago, halfway between Norway and North Pole. The ship is on Arctic tour with Climate Change documentary film team, and tourists, concerned with Climate Change and melting Arctic ice. All 16 Climate Change warriors were evacuated by helicopter in challenging conditions, all are safe. 7 crew remains on board, waiting for Coast Guard ship assistance.

Something is very wrong with Arctic ice, instead of melting as ordered by UN/IPCC, it captured the ship with Climate Change Warriors.


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The ONT Musical Interlude



Born on this day: 9 Sep 1941
Otis Redding, American singer-songwriter, record producer. After appearing at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival Redding wrote and recorded his iconic '(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay' with Steve Cropper. The song became the first posthumous No.1 record on the Billboard Hot 100 and The Dock of the Bay became the first posthumous album to reach No.1 on the UK Albums Chart. Redding was killed in a plane crash on 10th December 1967. via thisdayinmusic.com

&&&


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Texting while driving not good. Texting, driving and in possession of felonious amounts of drugs? Genius Award Winner.

A Massachusetts man is facing charges in Connecticut after authorities say he was caught with five pounds of marijuana and other drugs inside his car.

Police in Wilton, Connecticut stopped a car on Route 7 around 11:15 a.m. Thursday after officers spotted the driver texting while driving, police said.

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A hard working and caring teenager is our Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Finn Blazer, a pupil at Thorpe St Andrew School, was out on his paper round in November last year when he came across the unconscious woman in the driveway at one of the houses on his route.

The now 14-year-old called for an ambulance and waited with the woman, who lived alone, carrying out chest compressions for 20 minutes until paramedics arrived - which he had been taught in primary school.

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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Comfort.

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Notice: Posted with permission by the Ace Media Empire and AceCorp, LLC. No Morons were injured in the making of this ONT.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:01 PM




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1 First?

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at September 09, 2019 10:02 PM (Bkzmv)

2 Ya boi

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at September 09, 2019 10:02 PM (Bkzmv)

3 Nice

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at September 09, 2019 10:03 PM (Bkzmv)

4 Hello Dear, how was your day?

Posted by: ALH at September 09, 2019 10:03 PM (GaOgf)

5 Line handling crews, muster topside.

Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 09, 2019 10:04 PM (t+qrx)

6 Evening

Posted by: wing at September 09, 2019 10:04 PM (JFzNN)

7 Flags YES!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 09, 2019 10:05 PM (BiNEL)

8 Hi

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 09, 2019 10:05 PM (13CQC)

9 Great photo, Mis Hum! Patriots all.

Streisand - shut up and sing.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at September 09, 2019 10:06 PM (rubPk)

10 My day was great. How was yours?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 09, 2019 10:08 PM (aA3+G)

11 Good evening peeps.

Posted by: Muad'dib at September 09, 2019 10:08 PM (uDh3k)

12 Hey midnight fappers

Posted by: H.P. Lubecraft, Literate Savage at September 09, 2019 10:09 PM (kQs4Y)

13 What is the backstory on the top photo?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 09, 2019 10:09 PM (FTlwv)

14 I'm not overly familiar with all the nuances of U.S. law but could somebody explain what legal rights illegal aliens have?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at September 09, 2019 10:10 PM (Uu+Jp)

15 Yay!

Posted by: Pete Seria at September 09, 2019 10:11 PM (7ZQe3)

16 Got my free speech balls right here, ye Barstad! Now talk into the microphone.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at September 09, 2019 10:11 PM (Bkzmv)

17 I like "The Boys", but I also hate the typical Innes cynicism, anti-Americanism, and anti-religion stance.

Posted by: H.P. Lubecraft, Literate Savage at September 09, 2019 10:11 PM (kQs4Y)

18 That last photo was not a pic of the New Dawn.

But it sure as hell is a Moron Worthy boat, if I've ever seen one!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 09, 2019 10:12 PM (QzJWU)

19 The three dimensions of the energy triangle (whateverthehell that is) are:
Access
Available volume
Cost

Posted by: EXTERMINATE! at September 09, 2019 10:12 PM (hbrUW)

20 Boot Camp ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/y26qht9c

https://tinyurl.com/y2nobg8h

https://tinyurl.com/y5n7kfyu

https://tinyurl.com/y3q58y7j

https://tinyurl.com/y2pus3dx

Posted by: kbdabear at September 09, 2019 10:13 PM (qAR6u)

21 What is the backstory on the top photo?
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 09, 2019 10:09 PM (FTlwv)


Mooring at Groton, looks like. It's a first-flight 688, not an i-boat.

Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 09, 2019 10:13 PM (t+qrx)

22 Is this the orgasm-free thread?

It has come to this.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 09, 2019 10:13 PM (Z4rgH)

23 Thanks for the ONT Mis Hum.

My wife would like seats on our pontoon somewhere in between the last pic and what we have now.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at September 09, 2019 10:13 PM (Rz2Nc)

24 Mr. L is watching the football to see if his fantasy football team is doing anything. I don't know how anyone stands the announcers of these games. Every play is like the second coming of Christ. In fact, I don't think Jesus would get the play by play the football dudes are getting. I don't know much about football, but even I can clearly see that someone heaved the ball and someone caught it.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at September 09, 2019 10:13 PM (Vf4Y7)

25 Illegals have the right to be chucked out on their ear

Posted by: EXTERMINATE! at September 09, 2019 10:14 PM (hbrUW)

26 Thanks, Hog....I was way off in my guess, but I see the sub now.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 09, 2019 10:15 PM (FTlwv)

27 More Boot Camp ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/yywtduaz

https://tinyurl.com/y58onljy

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https://tinyurl.com/yy9m9yyq

https://tinyurl.com/y55qfyqn

Posted by: kbdabear at September 09, 2019 10:15 PM (qAR6u)

28 The Mexican rapist story does not bode well. If such gangs expand their foothold in the U.S. beyond a certain point, given our law enforcement system's frequent unwillingness to provide justice, ordinary people may well start turning to them for it.

Historically, this is commonly known as "point of no return."

Posted by: Dr. T at September 09, 2019 10:15 PM (2PXwn)

29 On the dock of the bay is one of my favorite songs.


Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 09, 2019 10:15 PM (pRFRw)

30
g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 09, 2019 10:16 PM (z/JjJ)

31 Top picture looks like SUBASE NLON in December or January.

Posted by: butch at September 09, 2019 10:16 PM (hXu8T)

32
That last photo was not a pic of the New Dawn.

But it sure as hell is a Moron Worthy boat, if I've ever seen one!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim

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That's my Grandma's front porch. She's not gonna sit on cold wrought-iron or stabby wicker. She put her used couch out front, and everyone loves her porch.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 09, 2019 10:17 PM (13CQC)

33 I don't know much about football, but even I can clearly see that someone heaved the ball and someone caught it.
Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at September 09, 2019 10:13 PM (Vf4Y7)


FLAPJAAAAAACK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW4J-RiCZ2Q

Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 09, 2019 10:17 PM (t+qrx)

34 Bewbs.

There. Someone had to say it.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at September 09, 2019 10:17 PM (rubPk)

35 USS Philadelphia Experiment.

Posted by: H.P. Lubecraft, Literate Savage at September 09, 2019 10:17 PM (kQs4Y)

36 That's Ice Station Zebra.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 09, 2019 10:17 PM (pRFRw)

37 The Hmongs around here do that to their boats.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 09, 2019 10:17 PM (KP5rU)

38 I had to watch the MSNBC election night video again.

Simply delicious.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at September 09, 2019 10:18 PM (TdMsT)

39 Thanks, Hog....I was way off in my guess, but I see the sub now.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 09, 2019 10:15 PM (FTlwv)


You can tell it's a first-flight because it's got the fairwater planes on the sail. 688i boats have retractable bow planes below the waterline.

Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 09, 2019 10:18 PM (t+qrx)

40 28 The Mexican rapist story does not bode well. If such gangs expand their foothold in the U.S. beyond a certain point, given our law enforcement system's frequent unwillingness to provide justice, ordinary people may well start turning to them for it.

Historically, this is commonly known as "point of no return."

Posted by: Dr. T at September 09, 2019 10:15 PM (2PXwn)

If you'd come to me in friendship, this scum that ruined your daughter would be suffering this very minute.

Posted by: Vito Corleone at September 09, 2019 10:18 PM (qAR6u)

41 There is a cut stone high-rock dam on the Potomac near me...2 of them actually, and I thought the sail on that sub was an icy limestone abutment.

Since the dams are part of the C&O Canal, they are maintained by the Seabees, so Navy personnel in the photo made sense.

funny, sometimes you see what you want to.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 09, 2019 10:18 PM (FTlwv)

42 The Hmongs around here do that to their boats.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 09, 2019 10:17 PM (KP5rU)
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What is a "Hmong"?

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at September 09, 2019 10:18 PM (rubPk)

43 The Hmongs around here do that to their boats.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 09, 2019 10:17 PM (KP5rU)

What's a Hmongs?

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at September 09, 2019 10:20 PM (Rz2Nc)

44 The Constitution is an assault on the Constitution!

Posted by: Babs Stabs Slabs of Crab with a Tab at September 09, 2019 10:20 PM (Ndje9)

45 The MIT / Joi Ito stuff is a true rabbithole.
The Guardian - t.co/yBp6LaPz59

abeldanger.org/aaron-swartz-mit-satanic-child-porn/

Here's my favourite quote "Ito wrote in an internal e-mail, 'This is a $2M gift from Bill Gates directed by Jeffrey Epstein.'"

Jeffery. Epstein. Gave. Bill. Gates. A. Directive. To. Spend. Money.

How is it that Gates felt he was subservient to Epstein?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 10:21 PM (ykYG2)

46
What is a "Hmong"?

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at September 09, 2019 10:18 PM


dint you see Gran Torino?

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 09, 2019 10:21 PM (z/JjJ)

47 There is a cut stone high-rock dam on the Potomac near me...2 of them actually, and I thought the sail on that sub was an icy limestone abutment.

Since the dams are part of the C&O Canal, they are maintained by the Seabees, so Navy personnel in the photo made sense.

funny, sometimes you see what you want to.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 09, 2019 10:18 PM (FTlwv)


Oh, huh. Yeah, I guess it's deceptive if you just see it as a squared-off slab like that.

The guy on the left is at the forward escape trunk, that's the open hatch. The grille on the trailing edge of the sail is the diesel exhaust vent.

Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 09, 2019 10:21 PM (t+qrx)

48 I'm not overly familiar with all the nuances of U.S. law but could somebody explain what legal rights illegal aliens have?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at September 09, 2019 10:10 PM (Uu+Jp)

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More than what legal citizens have!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 09, 2019 10:22 PM (BiNEL)

49 What's a Hmongs?

Something really YUUUUGE!

Posted by: Donny Two-Scoops at September 09, 2019 10:22 PM (Ndje9)

50 Mass shooting reported in the Netherlands.

The shooter is apparently a Dutch police officer.

This shows why guns should only be in the hands of professionals.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 09, 2019 10:22 PM (I2/tG)

51 >>I'm not overly familiar with all the nuances of U.S. law but could somebody explain what legal rights illegal aliens have?


They have the right to commit crimes.

If they cannot afford to commit a crime, monies will be made available to them so they commit a crime.

Posted by: garrett at September 09, 2019 10:23 PM (ViZFb)

52 I like "The Boys", but I also hate the typical Innes cynicism, anti-Americanism, and anti-religion stance

I started off indifferent to "the boys", as yet another OO SUBVERSIVE take on capesh!t, and ended up just plain hating it when it got to the anti-religion preachery.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 10:23 PM (ykYG2)

53 >>I'm not overly familiar with all the nuances of U.S. law but could somebody explain what legal rights illegal aliens have?


They have a right to your place on a hospital gurney.

Posted by: garrett at September 09, 2019 10:24 PM (ViZFb)

54 That's so weird that Mexican drug lords would use a pit bull to attack that guy.

Pit bulls are a gentle breed.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 09, 2019 10:24 PM (pyXW1)

55 Birmingham NWS employees get standing ovation.

Posted by: Cement Truck at September 09, 2019 10:24 PM (DRZpQ)

56 Hogmartin, that's the aft escape trunk.

Posted by: butch at September 09, 2019 10:25 PM (hXu8T)

57 I couldn't finish that show either.

Also started and couldn't finish Carnival Row.

Both are subversive political pieces with anti-Conservative messages.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 09, 2019 10:25 PM (pRFRw)

58 Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 09, 2019 10:18 PM (FTlwv)

Posted by: dagny at September 09, 2019 10:02 PM (nRWPy)

Jinx, did you know dagny has frequented God's country?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 09, 2019 10:25 PM (BiNEL)

59 >>Pit bulls are a gentle breed.


I think they are the most Mostly Peaceful Breed.

Posted by: garrett at September 09, 2019 10:25 PM (ViZFb)

60 23 Thanks for the ONT Mis Hum.

My wife would like seats on our pontoon somewhere in between the last pic and what we have now.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at September 09, 2019 10:13 PM (Rz2Nc)

Good luck with that.
I have a feeling if Mrs. Evasiveboat42 is not happy, neither are you.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 09, 2019 10:25 PM (aA3+G)

61 Pit bulls are a gentle breed.

I think they are the most Mostly Peaceful Breed.

Posted by: garrett at September 09, 2019 10:25 PM (ViZFb)


The Dog of Pieces!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 09, 2019 10:27 PM (BiNEL)

62
Just because you are unsavory, it doesn't mean that academia won't take your money and hang with you.

Pecunia non olet.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 09, 2019 10:27 PM (7rVsF)

63 Hogmartin, that's the aft escape trunk.
Posted by: butch at September 09, 2019 10:25 PM (hXu8T)


Are you sure about that? Wouldn't that be further aft? The only one forward of the sail is the weapons shipping hatch, so the first one aft of that would be the forward escape trunk, right?

Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 09, 2019 10:27 PM (t+qrx)

64 Hogmartin

https://tinyurl.com/y68u7j9m

this photo of Dam #4 will make my error somewhat more understandable.....that building houses the only rope driven hydro power plant left in the country.

Just cover it all with ice and squint and you will see.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 09, 2019 10:27 PM (FTlwv)

65 We used to have some Hmong people in our church.

Southeast Asian boat people. Good Christian folk, the one I met were.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 09, 2019 10:28 PM (pyXW1)

66 I watched bits of the Trump video, and felt really proud of America.

Despite all the rampant cheating, Americans voted for a smart white man with a smokin' hot wife and a cadre of well behaved, smart children.


God was watching out for America that day.

Posted by: shibumi, in house selling hell at September 09, 2019 10:28 PM (l/6vt)

67 I also hate how they ruined Jack Ryan. The 'it's the west's fault for making Muslims do mass murder' BS. was not hidden well. And making Jim Greer a Muslim.

Wonderful. Another childhood favorite ruined.

Now if they can just ruin James Bond.

Yay.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 09, 2019 10:28 PM (pRFRw)

68 Watched that election video. It was building to the states which pushed Trump over the top, into the win, but... then... fizzled. Unsatisfying.

Posted by: davidt at September 09, 2019 10:28 PM (2xjm9)

69 Quote #1 link not working.

Posted by: Ha at September 09, 2019 10:29 PM (MAstk)

70 Here's an overhead view of a 688, that has to be the forward escape trunk:

https://tinyurl.com/y4zyp6rk

Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 09, 2019 10:29 PM (t+qrx)

71 Just cover it all with ice and squint and you will see.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 09, 2019 10:27 PM (FTlwv)


Yep, I could see that. The banks of the river look similar too.

Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 09, 2019 10:30 PM (t+qrx)

72 What is a "Hmong"?

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at September 09, 2019 10:18 PM

dint you see Gran Torino?
Posted by: AltonJackson at September 09, 2019 10:21 PM (z/JjJ)
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Ooooohhhhh... Thanks!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at September 09, 2019 10:31 PM (rubPk)

73 I love submarines.

Posted by: Corey Booker at September 09, 2019 10:31 PM (pRFRw)

74
Texans lie down with 35 seconds left, lose 30-28.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 09, 2019 10:32 PM (7rVsF)

75 I'm done, take care all!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 09, 2019 10:33 PM (BiNEL)

76 ehh i didn't spend time on the Texans. At least they outscored the Astros.

This is about as good as it gets for the Texans this year.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 10:34 PM (ykYG2)

77 'Night Hrothie!

Posted by: H.P. Lubecraft, Literate Savage at September 09, 2019 10:34 PM (kQs4Y)

78 Anybody notice Estonia's favorite TV show?

Posted by: t-bird at September 09, 2019 10:34 PM (VP1E6)

79
Ah, that night in November 2016. Actual news happened. We won't see the like of it again for #TwoWeeks.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 09, 2019 10:34 PM (13CQC)

80 Assuming it was a serious question...

The Hmong are an ethnic minority in Laos. The CIA & U.S. military recruited many Hmong to assist us in Viet Nam-- as scouts, etc.

After the war ended, many Hmong were re-settled in the U.S. for their own safety. The communists considered them traitors.

Posted by: mnw at September 09, 2019 10:35 PM (Cssks)

81 14 I'm not overly familiar with all the nuances of U.S. law but could somebody explain what legal rights illegal aliens have?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at September 09, 2019 10:10 PM (Uu+Jp)

Moar than you, citizen. Plus, free money, benfits, services, and housing.

Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 09, 2019 10:36 PM (E67Aw)

82 I'm off to stare at the back of my eyelids.

Night y'all.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 09, 2019 10:36 PM (pRFRw)

83 Morticia

We're gonna see some 'real news' in NC tomorrow night, for better or worse.

Posted by: mnw at September 09, 2019 10:37 PM (Cssks)

84 Thinking about sneaking into Mexico. Live for a year on the beach. Buy a new Mexican identity. Then invade America for that sweet sweet money and privileges.

Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 09, 2019 10:38 PM (E67Aw)

85 69 Quote #1 link not working.
Posted by: Ha at September 09, 2019 10:29 PM (MAstk)

Thanks for the heads up.
It's working now.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 09, 2019 10:38 PM (aA3+G)

86 Now hear this, now hear this - Swim Call to commence immediately. Shark watch party stand down.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 09, 2019 10:39 PM (Y4EXg)

87 61 Pit bulls are a gentle breed.

I think they are the most Mostly Peaceful Breed.

Posted by: garrett at September 09, 2019 10:25 PM (ViZFb)

The Dog of Pieces!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 09, 2019 10:27 PM (BiNEL)

13/50

Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 09, 2019 10:39 PM (E67Aw)

88 Thanks for the post of the French Soldier's letter...

"Even if recruits often originate from the hearth of American cities and gang territory, no one here has any goal other than to hold high and proud of the star spangled banner."

Damn dusty in here all of a sudden.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 09, 2019 10:40 PM (6qErC)

89 Hey everybody.

This may have been linked to earlier, but it's so delicious I just gotta share (link to Twitchy):

Kathy griffin throws attorney Lisa Bloom under the bus over that Trump press conference

https://tinyurl.com/yxqw9lyc

I don't have a Twitter account anymore, but if I did I'd tweet to KG: "Conservatives hate you. Liberals pity you. No one finds you funny. Please just go away forever."

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2019 10:41 PM (L2ZTs)

90 Hands down my two favorite moments of 11/8/16 evening;
Trump wins North Carolina - "Whoa, that's a bitch..."
and
Trump wins Florida and you can actually hear Maddow's life-force leaving her soul.....

Posted by: Captain Comic at September 09, 2019 10:41 PM (SLahG)

91 Anybody notice Estonia's favorite TV show?

....

Looks like it could be a good show.

A WW2 historical series told through whores at a whore house with big knockers.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 09, 2019 10:42 PM (pyXW1)

92 Thinking about sneaking into Mexico. Live for a year on the beach. Buy a new Mexican identity.

They do not mess around like we do. Good luck.

Posted by: t-bird at September 09, 2019 10:43 PM (Wd55D)

93
Morticia

We're gonna see some 'real news' in NC tomorrow night, for better or worse.
Posted by: mnw

=======

Ugh.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 09, 2019 10:43 PM (13CQC)

94 Good luck with that.
I have a feeling if Mrs. Evasiveboat42 is not happy, neither are you.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 09, 2019 10:25 PM (aA3+G)

I'm happy, when we first started dating she didn't like boating. I eventually sold my share of a boat I had on Lake Erie. Now she likes it, we have a pontoon, I have my fishing boat and she has her Aqua Lark. Upgrade the seats or the whole pontoon, she'll like it more. We're on a 1300 acre lake rather than Lake Erie though. Thought is to eventually go to bigger lake south, or possible Florida Keys or USVI.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at September 09, 2019 10:44 PM (Rz2Nc)

95 That "comfortable" seating must smell amazing, getting soaked in lake water spray all the time.

There is a reason boat seats are made from vinyl or other waterproof stuff.

Or is that Scotchguard's test couch?

Posted by: mikeski at September 09, 2019 10:44 PM (P1f+c)

96 A WW2 historical series told through whores at a whore house with big knockers.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 09, 2019 10:42 PM (pyXW1)

And the knockers on the whores?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 10:44 PM (jEgzt)

97 Now hear this, now hear this - Swim Call to commence immediately. Shark watch party stand down.
Posted by: Tonypete at September 09, 2019 10:39 PM (Y4EXg)


There are men working in the sail. Do not raise, lower, rotate, or radiate from any mast or antenna. Do not sound the ship's whistle. There are men working in the sail.

There are divers over the side. Do not rotate screws, cycle ship's control surfaces, take suction from or discharge to the sea, blow, flood, or vent any tanks, or operate any underwater equipment or activate sonar. There are divers over the side.

Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 09, 2019 10:45 PM (t+qrx)

98 Assuming it was a serious question...

The Hmong are an ethnic minority in Laos. The CIA & U.S. military recruited many Hmong to assist us in Viet Nam-- as scouts, etc.

After the war ended, many Hmong were re-settled in the U.S. for their own safety. The communists considered them traitors.
Posted by: mnw at September 09, 2019 10:35 PM (Cssks)
* * * *

Thanks. It was a serious inquiry.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at September 09, 2019 10:45 PM (rubPk)

99
Trump wins Florida and you can actually hear Maddow's life-force leaving her soul.....

Posted by: Captain Comic


Soul? I thought Old Scratch claimed that long ago.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 09, 2019 10:45 PM (7rVsF)

100 And the knockers on the whores?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Also of reasonable size.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 09, 2019 10:47 PM (pyXW1)

101 Thanks. It was a serious inquiry.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at September 09, 2019 10:45 PM (rubPk)

X2, I've never heard of them before and never saw that movie.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at September 09, 2019 10:47 PM (Rz2Nc)

102 The night Trump wins in 2020, it'll be fun watching Maddow slit her wrists wide open on live television..

"I'm bleeding everywhere!! Ha ha ha!!!!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2019 10:47 PM (L2ZTs)

103 Dang, never thought I'd read about Dordrecht in the news... My mom was born & raised in Dordrecht, lived there until she emigrated to the US in '61. Sadly, I haven't been there to visit yet; perhaps after I retire. Sounds like a quaint little town, but probably overrun by immigrants now.

Posted by: Some Turk at September 09, 2019 10:48 PM (BaHwF)

104 that reminds me. There is, in fact, a series on Saffron: Intergalactic Space Whore. Just found it. It's called "Bad Company" and it's a comic / graphic novel.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 10:48 PM (ykYG2)

105 Off, swarthy sock.

Posted by: Average Guy at September 09, 2019 10:48 PM (BaHwF)

106 "The Hmong are an ethnic minority in Laos."

I think they were indigenous to the Laotian highlands. The lowlands of Laos were settled by Tai related to the Siamese, during our Middle Ages.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 10:50 PM (ykYG2)

107 Boris Johnson at Parliament today.

...througout the weekend the right honorable gentlemen's cronies together with those in opposition parties have been trying to disguise their preposterous cowardice by coming up with evermore outrageous...


https://tinyurl.com/y6a8arua
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6a8arua

The delivery is precious.

Posted by: Joe Curley at September 09, 2019 10:51 PM (INOp5)

108 14 I'm not overly familiar with all the nuances of U.S. law but could somebody explain what legal rights illegal aliens have?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at September 09, 2019 10:10 PM (Uu+Jp)

You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say may be taken down and used against you in a court of law...

Posted by: JB1000 at September 09, 2019 10:51 PM (0JkhZ)

109 Just spent a little time at YouTube watching Young Turks' Chunk, election night.


Posted by: davidt at September 09, 2019 10:51 PM (2xjm9)

110 >>I think they were indigenous to the Laotian highlands.


Highrander!

Posted by: garrett at September 09, 2019 10:51 PM (ViZFb)

111 I've got a couple pistols, couple rifles, methinks I get a shot gun this time.

Hey Joey Plugs said to get one. Fire through my door.

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at September 09, 2019 10:52 PM (cxIsI)

112 74


Texans lie down with 35 seconds left, lose 30-28.



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 09, 2019 10:32 PM (7rVsF)

The Texans left too much time on the clock for Drew Brees, when they scored to get the lead, 28-27. It's always something with the Texans...

Posted by: Gref at September 09, 2019 10:52 PM (AMIL/)

113 personally I'm holding out for someone to bring Jim Henson's "Tale of Sand" onto a screen someday

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 10:52 PM (ykYG2)

114 Just because you are unsavory, it doesn't mean that academia won't take your money and hang with you.

Michael Millken donated a ton of money to UC Berkeley.

When he was convicted, some do-gooders suggested that Berkeley refund his donations to help compensate the people defrauded by Millken.

Berkeley just laughed.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 09, 2019 10:53 PM (I2/tG)

115 Re: Rosario Dawson

Willowed from the earlier Open Thread, the other Ace at BlindGossip.com has an entry about this news item:

https://blindgossip.com/the-trotter-and-the-unapproved-comment/

Posted by: Darrell Harris at September 09, 2019 10:53 PM (F0ei9)

116 I had to watch the MSNBC election night video again.

Simply delicious.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at September 09, 2019 10:18 PM (TdMsT)


Me too. #nohashtag

It needed Madcow's total meltdown at the end though. For a 15 minute video, no excuses.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 09, 2019 10:53 PM (Z4rgH)

117 Whores are great wherever they are found.

Space whores. Out of this world.
Police whores. Arresting.
Bar whores. Intoxicating.
Kitchen whores. Delicious.

Whores are great and we should be thankful for them.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 09, 2019 10:53 PM (pyXW1)

118 When Trump wins in '20 will Barbra Streisand finally f**king MOVE!

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at September 09, 2019 10:54 PM (cxIsI)

119 I wish they all could be California Whores.

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at September 09, 2019 10:54 PM (cxIsI)

120 davidt, Cenk's meltdown that night was the best comedy I saw in 2016.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 10:54 PM (ykYG2)

121 Nice, authentic bubble-head talk. I like.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 09, 2019 10:55 PM (QDnY+)

122 With Hollywood's obsession with reboots and retreads it's odd there hasn't been a Hogan's Heroes movie yet.

Except for that one about the fun lovin' actor Bob Crane.

Posted by: davidt at September 09, 2019 10:55 PM (2xjm9)

123 Thanks, MisHum, for another great ONT.

Watching Michael Mann's very flawed but very fascinating 1983 film "The Keep," which will probably never get a Blu-Ray release because both Mann and Paramount hate it and continue to fight over it.

Mann's original cut was over three hours, and I'm sorry, but you can't sustain "dread" over three hours. It just becomes wearisome rather than dreadful. Paramount cut it into a version a bit over two hours, and apparently no one liked that version either because it was a box office bomb. Original novelist F. Paul Wilson also hated it, so count me in as one of the very few fans.

And yes, as mentioned, it has flaws. It's got flaws left and right. Let's start with the obvious: in WW2, a monster is killing Nazis. WHO DO WE VOTE FOR?!

But: and here's why I mention the film at all. At around the 45 minute mark, Molesaar, the villain, makes his first appearance.

And it's honestly one of the most gorgeous scenes I've seen in ANY film, in ANY genre. It just is one of those "chills down the spine" moments, as we see the cloud creature assemble itself to the strains of Tangerine Dream's version of Thomas Tallis' "Gloria."

It is, as mentioned, break-taking. And I'd love to know how they did it, in a pre-digital age, after effects supervisor Wally Veevers died midway through production.

Recommended for that one sequence alone, though there are other things in it worthy of mention.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 09, 2019 10:56 PM (l9m7l)

124 Thanks for fixing link #1!

Posted by: Ha at September 09, 2019 10:57 PM (MAstk)

125 Arctic tours ship MS MALMO with 16 passengers on board got stuck in ice on Sep 3 off Longyearbyen, Svalbard Archipelago,
-------

Isn't this the second time this has happened?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2019 10:57 PM (hnyqs)

126 NL Urker, to simplify, those in the US illegally are subject to a separate judicial system when it comes to immigration law; for criminal matters, they are treated as citizens. Immigration law is a carve-out created by Congress in terms of adjudicating those issues.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 09, 2019 10:59 PM (QDnY+)

127 Next time they get stuck we should make them walk home. And do they pay for all this rescue time?

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at September 09, 2019 10:59 PM (cxIsI)

128 When Trump wins in '20 will Barbra Streisand finally f**king MOVE!
Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at September 09, 2019 10:54 PM (cxIsI)
* * * *

Answer: No, she will not move. Why should she? She lives in the greatest nation on earth!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at September 09, 2019 10:59 PM (rubPk)

129 Researched the "mistaken deposit" news some more:

BB&T bank tried to contact the couple on numerous occasions to correct the mistake and to set up a payment plan to pay back the money. But after several failed attempts, the bank decided to take legal action.

Robert and Tiffany Williams face four felony charges each, and each count is punishable by up to 10 years in state prison.

"All I'm going to say is we took some bad legal advice from some people and it probably wasn't the best thing in the end," Robert Williams said"[\i]

So the bank wants to keep this from being reported on the evening news and offers to forego legal charges just to get the money back, and these two Mensa candidates say "Nah. Bank Error in Our Favor, buddy! I talked to our second cousin's brother-in-law and he told us 'Finders, Keepers!' And he's '-in-law."

Posted by: Chuck C at September 09, 2019 10:59 PM (zCabI)

130 Isn't this the second time this has happened?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2019 10:57 PM (hnyqs)

There was one got stuck in Antarctica few years ago, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 10:59 PM (jEgzt)

131 Parliament's rules must be a bit more freewheeling than Congress

Posted by: Kindltot at September 09, 2019 11:00 PM (xG/b0)

132 Well...at least today's almost over.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2019 11:01 PM (NWiLs)

133 Kathy griffin throws attorney Lisa Bloom under the bus over that Trump press conference

She acted like an hysterical female during that press conference. Then she also went at it with Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper. She would have survived that mess more quickly if she'd kept a low profile. Instead she made it worse.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 09, 2019 11:01 PM (+lVUW)

134 A most excellent of musical choices this evening.

Well done.

Posted by: Puddleglum, job huntin' at September 09, 2019 11:02 PM (7sVVC)

135 "I believe Everyone in the world should be able to vote for the US
president, because it has an impact on all of us ..." Anderson tweeted.


Sounds like something a Canadian might say.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at September 09, 2019 11:02 PM (xkSJa)

136 Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 09, 2019 10:56 PM (l9m7l)


Not a bad flick, but I think Tangerine Dream doing the soundtrack dated it. Thanks got a soft spot for the Nazi supernatural movies.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 09, 2019 11:03 PM (DjiZK)

137 67 I also hate how they ruined Jack Ryan. The 'it's the west's fault for making Muslims do mass murder' BS. was not hidden well. And making Jim Greer a Muslim.

Wonderful. Another childhood favorite ruined.

Now if they can just ruin James Bond.

Yay.
Posted by: AlaBAMA


The author of the Jack Ryan books, the late Tom Clancy was pretty conservative. I didn't see that movie, but I doubt if Clancy would have approved of the West being blamed.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 09, 2019 11:03 PM (+lVUW)

138 She acted like an hysterical female during that press conference. Then she also went at it with Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper. She would have survived that mess more quickly if she'd kept a low profile. Instead she made it worse.
Posted by: nerdygirl at September 09, 2019 11:01 PM (+lVUW)

Well, Griffin is an hysterical female. For some values of "female".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 11:03 PM (jEgzt)

139 Tangerine Dream is eternal.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 11:04 PM (ykYG2)

140 Line handling crews, muster topside.
Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 09, 2019 10:04 PM


Prepare to repel Grotonpotomi!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 09, 2019 11:04 PM (uL22A)

141 Sounds like something a Canadian might say.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at September 09, 2019 11:02 PM (xkSJa)

The silicone has migrated.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 11:05 PM (jEgzt)

142 When Trump wins in '20 will Barbra Streisand finally f**king MOVE!

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at September 09, 2019 10:54 PM (cxIsI)

* * * *



Answer: No, she will not move. Why should she? She lives in the greatest nation on earth!


When the San Andreas cuts loose she'll move. If it's really bad she'll be part of the underground.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at September 09, 2019 11:05 PM (xkSJa)

143 Their soundtrack for this worked pretty well. Michael Mann is obviously a fan since he hired them to do "Thief" as well.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 09, 2019 11:06 PM (l9m7l)

144 131 Parliament's rules must be a bit more freewheeling than Congress

Posted by: Kindltot at September 09, 2019 11:00 PM (xG/b0)


Note, they spoke extemporaneously with no interns to assist them.

Posted by: Joe Curley at September 09, 2019 11:06 PM (INOp5)

145
Astros, having beaten Seattle 21-1 on Sunday, beat Oakland 15-0, hitting seven (7) homers.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 09, 2019 11:06 PM (7rVsF)

146 Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 11:04 PM (ykYG2)

Don't get me wrong, it works. Just psychedelic with smoke effects in the movie.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 09, 2019 11:06 PM (DjiZK)

147
"Just because I think the mass shootings are horrible doesn't mean I'm
going to hand over my AR-15. And as a matter of fact, I might buy
another one or three."


It's just a shame how you keep losing your guns in canoe accidents.





Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at September 09, 2019 11:08 PM (NMAzL)

148 110 >>I think they were indigenous to the Laotian highlands.


Highrander!
Posted by: garrett at September 09, 2019 10:51 PM (ViZFb


I'm going to hell
I snorted at that one.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 09, 2019 11:08 PM (aA3+G)

149 Researched the "mistaken deposit" news some more:

BB&T bank tried to contact the couple on numerous occasions to correct the mistake and to set up a payment plan to pay back the money. But after several failed attempts, the bank decided to take legal action.

Robert and Tiffany Williams face four felony charges each, and each count is punishable by up to 10 years in state prison.

"All I'm going to say is we took some bad legal advice from some people and it probably wasn't the best thing in the end," Robert Williams said"[\i]

So the bank wants to keep this from being reported on the evening news and offers to forego legal charges just to get the money back, and these two Mensa candidates say "Nah. Bank Error in Our Favor, buddy! I talked to our second cousin's brother-in-law and he told us 'Finders, Keepers!' And he's '-in-law."
Posted by: Chuck C at September 09, 2019 10:59 PM (zCabI)

I worked at a large bank in IT for a number of years. I was really surprised the bank took legal action. Usually banks eat the loss and avoid the bad publicity. There's a surprising amount of theft and embezzlement at banks.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at September 09, 2019 11:08 PM (Rz2Nc)

150 Kathy griffin throws attorney Lisa Bloom under the bus over that Trump press conference

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 09, 2019 11:01 PM (+lVUW)

You mean Tranny Bonaduce

Posted by: Ghost of Bob Cranne at September 09, 2019 11:08 PM (jdWK0)

151 It's just a shame how you keep losing your guns in canoe accidents.

Posted by: Miley

----

I blame poor seamanship and beer. But mostly the beer.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 09, 2019 11:09 PM (Y4EXg)

152 147
"Just because I think the mass shootings are horrible doesn't mean I'm
going to hand over my AR-15. And as a matter of fact, I might buy
another one or three."


It's just a shame how you keep losing your guns in canoe accidents.


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at September 09, 2019 11:08 PM (NMAzL)

I keep losing canoes in gun accidents. I think I'm doing this wrong.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2019 11:09 PM (NWiLs)

153 Not a bad flick, but I think Tangerine Dream doing the soundtrack dated it. Thanks got a soft spot for the Nazi supernatural movies.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 09, 2019 11:03 PM (DjiZK)

We need a remake: monster tracks down and eats Antifa goons. In the big reveal scene, the monster burps, and litters the ground with a midden of man buns, bones, and ear gauges.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 11:09 PM (jEgzt)

154 Prepare to repel Grotonpotomi!
Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 09, 2019 11:04 PM (uL22A)


*shakes boathook menacingly*

Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 09, 2019 11:10 PM (t+qrx)

155 Astros didn't score many homers last night against Seattle Brownie Troop #23. It's just that Seattle #23 weren't stopping the 'stros from taking bases and running them home.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 11:10 PM (ykYG2)

156 You mean Tranny Bonaduce
Posted by: Ghost of Bob Cranne at September 09, 2019 11:08 PM (jdWK0)


Golf clap.

Well played

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 09, 2019 11:10 PM (DjiZK)

157 The best part of that Beto gun grabbling quote:
I have yet to meet an owner of an AR-15 who thinks it's OK that we have these kind of mass killings in this country," he said.
Well, no shit. I own a car, that doesn't mean I think someone should drive into a crowd. I have knives in my kitchen drawer, that doesn't mean I think men should stab their wives.

I think Beto's dumber than the paste eater. If that's possible.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 09, 2019 11:11 PM (+lVUW)

158 Duncanthrax, will you be at the TXMoMe?

Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 09, 2019 11:11 PM (t+qrx)

159 I apologise to the Mariners fans here.

I should have said Brownie Troop #21.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 11:11 PM (ykYG2)

160 144 131 Parliament's rules must be a bit more freewheeling than Congress

Posted by: Kindltot at September 09, 2019 11:00 PM (xG/b0)


Note, they spoke extemporaneously with no interns to assistBLOW them.
Posted by: Joe Curley at September 09, 2019 11:06 PM (INOp5)

FIFY

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

161
137
The author of the Jack Ryan books, the late Tom Clancy was pretty
conservative. I didn't see that movie, but I doubt if Clancy would have
approved of the West being blamed.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 09, 2019 11:03 PM (+lVUW)

I KNOW Tom Clancy would not have approved. I attended a talk he gave in, I think it was 1990, where he discussed how movie making works with the script. This was when "Hunt for Red October" was in theaters.
His disdain for the writers who mangled his story was quite plain and obvious. And yes, he wore his conservative politics like a fine suit. It was part of his being and character and he didn't apologize for it.

Posted by: Gork at September 09, 2019 11:12 PM (VmQ66)

162 Michael Mann should have stuck with making movies because he sucks as a climate scientist.

Posted by: Average Guy at September 09, 2019 11:12 PM (BaHwF)

163 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at September 09, 2019 11:08 PM (NMAzL)

I should just put PFDs on those helpless firearms

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 09, 2019 11:13 PM (aA3+G)

164 Arctic tours ship MS MALMO with 16 passengers on board got stuck in ice on Sep 3 off Longyearbyen, Svalbard Archipelago,
-------

Isn't this the second time this has happened?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2019 10:57 PM (hnyqs)


It happens every year. It's an annual thing.

Posted by: DR.WTF at September 09, 2019 11:13 PM (aS1PU)

165 That's PROFESSOR MICHAEL MANN to you!

Mann did inspire a classic old school meme, 'hide the decline'

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 11:13 PM (ykYG2)

166 Michael Mann should have stuck with making movies because he sucks as a climate scientist.
Posted by: Average Guy
---

I was thinking the same thing. Shouldn't he be off counting tree rings somewhere?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2019 11:14 PM (hnyqs)

167 Michael Millken donated a ton of money to UC Berkeley.

When he was convicted, some do-gooders suggested that Berkeley refund his donations to help compensate the people defrauded by Millken.

Berkeley just laughed.
Posted by: The ARC of History!


In the around 30 years since Milken got out of prison for his alleged "bond fraud", he has worked tirelessly in raising money for cancer, eg. Prostate Cancer.

I'm not sure that Milken actually defrauded anybody, but by the letter of the law, he committed "fraud".

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at September 09, 2019 11:14 PM (PoRnw)

168
I apologise to the Mariners fans here.

Nah, the Seattle Mariners organization should apologize to the Mariners fans.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 09, 2019 11:14 PM (7rVsF)

169 Duncanthrax, will you be at the TXMoMe?
Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 09, 2019 11:11 PM


I'm planning to. Saturday only, though. You?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 09, 2019 11:14 PM (uL22A)

170 Just found out the backstory on Sarah and Todd Palin's divorce.

Seems the final straw was when Todd found out Sarah put out a personal ad in the Wasilla Times that read, "If you like pina coladas..." :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2019 11:14 PM (L2ZTs)

171 this wasn't a Tangerine Dream piece but it should have been.

say hello to Dreamstate Logic

youtube.com/watch?v=jdSeufSZaGc

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 11:15 PM (ykYG2)

172 In the near future all states will ratify the second amendment and allow all citizens of good character (not felons) to carry at their discretion.

Common sense discretion will be employed such as there is no need to carry a long gun while shopping.
However carrying a long gun into a sporting goods store for advice or repair is totally rational.

Posted by: Joe Curley at September 09, 2019 11:15 PM (INOp5)

173 I apologise to the Mariners fans here.
----------

On account a ship of fools stuck in the ice? Screw 'em.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2019 11:16 PM (hnyqs)

174 161
137
The author of the Jack Ryan books, the late Tom Clancy was pretty
conservative. I didn't see that movie, but I doubt if Clancy would have
approved of the West being blamed.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 09, 2019 11:03 PM (+lVUW)

I KNOW Tom Clancy would not have approved. I attended a talk he gave in, I think it was 1990, where he discussed how movie making works with the script. This was when "Hunt for Red October" was in theaters.
His disdain for the writers who mangled his story was quite plain and obvious. And yes, he wore his conservative politics like a fine suit. It was part of his being and character and he didn't apologize for it.
Posted by: Gork



That's interesting because "The Hunt For Red October" was the best adaptation of Clancy's books Hollywood has done. The rest were mangled horribly. My favorite Clancy book "Red Storm Rising" will never be made into a Hollywood movie for which I am thankful. "The Cardinal of the Kremlin" would make for a fantastic movie but for Hollywood being retarded evil crapweasals, so I'm thankful they skipped that one too.

Posted by: Puddleglum, job huntin' at September 09, 2019 11:17 PM (7sVVC)

175 John Hurt was "The Storyteller".

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 09, 2019 11:17 PM (LxTcq)

176 166 Michael Mann should have stuck with making movies because he sucks as a climate scientist.
Posted by: Average Guy
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I was thinking the same thing. Shouldn't he be off counting tree rings somewhere?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2019 11:14 PM (hnyqs)

Shortly after the making of that movie, Molesaar took possession of Michael Mann's soul. The rest, as they say, is history.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 09, 2019 11:17 PM (V2Yro)

177 On account a ship of fools stuck in the ice? Screw 'em.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2019 11:16 PM (hnyqs)

The passengers should have just peed over the side, and melted the ice.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 11:17 PM (jEgzt)

178 I'm planning to. Saturday only, though. You?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 09, 2019 11:14 PM (uL22A)


I might stop by. I'm supposed to be singing a duet of "Angel from Montgomery" with Ben Had. I'll be doing the Bonnie Raitt parts.

Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 09, 2019 11:17 PM (t+qrx)

179 England's favorite tv show? Sherlock. Italy's? Gomorrah. As a half breed American from Eye-talian roots, run! run away from the EU as fast as you can, Britain!

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at September 09, 2019 11:18 PM (jp0Bv)

180 AoP - Are you already in Arizona?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2019 11:18 PM (hnyqs)

181 "The Keep" is not a perfect movie, or even a good one. It has its high and low points, like most movies.

The scene I mentioned, Molesaar rescuing the girl, would be perfect to snip and put in a time capsule. Honestly, if you can find a way to see that one scene (it used to be on YouTube) it's worth your time.

The scene where Molesaar sabotages his own plan--"Kill your daughter, okay?"--should have been different. "Help her understand" or something.

The movie wants to cast Molesaar and Glaaken as "evil" and "good," respectively, but I think it would have worked much better as "warring factions, neither good, nor evil, but controlling the other though winning a contest."

But what do I know.

Thanks again to MisHum for putting up with me. Off to some semblance of sleep.


Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 09, 2019 11:18 PM (l9m7l)

182 I was thinking the same thing. Shouldn't he be off counting tree rings somewhere?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2019 11:14 PM (hnyqs)


It's a regular tree ring circus.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2019 11:18 PM (NWiLs)

183 165 That's PROFESSOR MICHAEL MANN to you!

Shouldn't that be PROFESSOR MICHAEL MANN, NOBEL LAUREATE ?

Posted by: Average Guy at September 09, 2019 11:18 PM (BaHwF)

184 Nah, the Seattle Mariners organization should apologize to the Mariners fans.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 09, 2019 11:14 PM

Mariners are one hell of a farm league for other major league teams

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 09, 2019 11:19 PM (DjiZK)

185 AoP - Are you already in Arizona?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2019 11:18 PM (hnyqs)

Yep. Got in last night at 0100, more or less. Even did some hoeing and weeding in the yard today.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 11:19 PM (jEgzt)

186 I might stop by. I'm supposed to be singing a duet of "Angel from Montgomery" with Ben Had. I'll be doing the Bonnie Raitt parts.
Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 09, 2019 11:17 PM (t+qrx)

Ok, with that good laugh, I'm calling it a night.

Goodnight everyone!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at September 09, 2019 11:20 PM (Rz2Nc)

187 184 Nah, the Seattle Mariners organization should apologize to the Mariners fans.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 09, 2019 11:14 PM

Mariners are one hell of a farm league for other major league teams
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death



You make that sound like a bad thing.

Posted by: Pittsburgh Pirates at September 09, 2019 11:21 PM (7sVVC)

188 I might stop by.
Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 09, 2019 11:17 PM


Scuttlebutt is you were going to hunt pig.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 09, 2019 11:21 PM (uL22A)

189 ship of fools... tree ring circus...

... I was given to understand there'd be no Erasure on this blog. Y'all know Cory Booker can't stand Erasure

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 11:21 PM (ykYG2)

190 ...It's a regular tree ring circus.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2019 11:18 PM (NWiLs)



That, sir, was downright Muldoonian in it's brevity and wit.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 09, 2019 11:22 PM (QzJWU)

191 >>I'm going to hell
I snorted at that one.


There can be only one...



plate per entree.

Posted by: garrett at September 09, 2019 11:22 PM (ViZFb)

192 Yep. Got in last night at 0100, more or less. Even did some hoeing and weeding in the yard today.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 11:19 PM (jEgzt)

Welcome back, 80 percent chance of rain in AJ and Gold Canyon at 0100 tonight.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 09, 2019 11:22 PM (DjiZK)

193 “That is kind of shocking, with all the procedures the banks have set up, checking and double-checking and triple-checking, there`s no way anybody gets away with that stuff,” Nate Weaver


About a year ago a fellows paycheck was deposited into my bank account. Naturally I spent it as quick as possible. Na, I wouldn't do that.

Posted by: Joe Curley at September 09, 2019 11:22 PM (INOp5)

194 Scuttlebutt is you were going to hunt pig.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 09, 2019 11:21 PM (uL22A)


So I've heard.

Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 09, 2019 11:23 PM (t+qrx)

195 Welcome back, 80 percent chance of rain in AJ and Gold Canyon at 0100 tonight.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 09, 2019 11:22 PM (DjiZK)

Well, it does feel exceedingly humid outside.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 11:24 PM (jEgzt)

196
Good night, Hordians. It's been a depressing day.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 09, 2019 11:26 PM (7rVsF)

197 Well, it does feel exceedingly humid outside.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 11:24 PM (jEgzt)

Monsoon season was a dud this year, but east valley has had a few doozies the last few weeks.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 09, 2019 11:27 PM (DjiZK)

198 Top pic is why I went to Hawaii for two of my sea tours!

Posted by: FtWorthMike at September 09, 2019 11:27 PM (5lKKp)

199 sorry Hadrian.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 11:27 PM (ykYG2)

200 196
Good night, Hordians. It's been a depressing day.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 09, 2019 11:26 PM (7rVsF)

Sorry, dude.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2019 11:28 PM (NWiLs)

201 Monsoon season was a dud this year, but east valley has had a few doozies the last few weeks.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 09, 2019 11:27 PM (DjiZK)

I had better get up on the roof, and repair or replace the loose shingles near the ridgepole on the front top of the roof. Good thing I have a stack of matching asphalt shingles.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 11:29 PM (jEgzt)

202 Hogmartin-
You have experience with the Untersee Boat?
Fascinating device.

Posted by: DBCooper at September 09, 2019 11:30 PM (bttOm)

203 Thanks for the ONT.

There is something odd about that boat pic at the bottom. What the hell is that in the front seat?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 09, 2019 11:31 PM (2B9A/)

204 Good night, Hordians. It's been a depressing day.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 09, 2019 11:26 PM (7rVsF)



Sorry, dude.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2019 11:28 PM (NWiLs)

May tomorrow be a much better one!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at September 09, 2019 11:33 PM (NMAzL)

205 There is something odd about that boat pic at the bottom. What the hell is that in the front seat?

it's Mary Jo, taking Ted off to his last voyage

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 11:34 PM (ykYG2)

206 QID
If anyone cares, The monsoon was the second driest and this year was one of the least amount of acres burned nationally in years. Like 27 maybe. THought I was gonna die Sitting at Gateway every day waiting for a fire but have had a good run the last couple weeks with the dry lightning and the fire at New River

Posted by: DBCooper at September 09, 2019 11:34 PM (bttOm)

207 There is something odd about that boat pic at the bottom. What the hell is that in the front seat?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 09, 2019 11:31 PM (2B9A/)


The silver thing? A ski rope pylon.

Posted by: Average Guy at September 09, 2019 11:34 PM (BaHwF)

208 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 11:29 PM (jEgzt)

Ya, we had some straight line winds from the SE chew up a few new builds in my area, by the Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport. And another house was struck by lightning.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 09, 2019 11:34 PM (DjiZK)

209 The silver thing? A ski rope pylon.
Posted by: Average Guy at September 09, 2019 11:34 PM (BaHwF)

No, the yellow thing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 09, 2019 11:35 PM (2B9A/)

210 "Have you ever said, "There's nothing to watch on television"?"


Guess they didn't study geography in school.
Mexico is in North America, those other countries are in Central America.

Inclusive is everywhere.

Posted by: Joe Curley at September 09, 2019 11:36 PM (INOp5)

211 If anyone cares, The monsoon was the second driest and this year was one of the least amount of acres burned nationally in years. Like 27 maybe. THought I was gonna die Sitting at Gateway every day waiting for a fire but have had a good run the last couple weeks with the dry lightning and the fire at New River
Posted by: DBCooper at September 09, 2019 11:34 PM (bttOm)

There was a wildfire burning not far south of Fillmore, UT, when I drove past yesterday. Did not see any aircraft working it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 11:36 PM (jEgzt)

212 There is something odd about that boat pic at the bottom. What the hell is that in the front seat?
Posted by: Aetius451AD
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Life jacket(s) leaning against a pole for ski line attachment?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2019 11:36 PM (hnyqs)

213 ---
Life jacket(s) leaning against a pole for ski line attachment?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2019 11:36 PM (hnyqs)

Could be. Looked like the shoulders down of some fat guy slumped there.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 09, 2019 11:39 PM (2B9A/)

214 Posted by: DBCooper at September 09, 2019 11:34 PM (bttOm)

That's what I heard. The complex fire was a little dicey, but mostly small brush fires. My house is near your flight path from the NE. Did see a Skycrane with a reservoir head up to New River late last week.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 09, 2019 11:39 PM (DjiZK)

215 AOP-
The only one or two of any significance in UT right now are over by Cedar City. Been up there a couple times helping out the last week. Supposed to rain tonight but I'm not holding my breath. The PHX NWS ninnies are all weather alarmists and I read the Flagstaff discussion for better prediction.

Posted by: DBCooper at September 09, 2019 11:39 PM (bttOm)

216 I worked at a large bank in IT for a number of years. I was really surprised the bank took legal action. Usually banks eat the loss and avoid the bad publicity. There's a surprising amount of theft and embezzlement at banks.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at September 09, 2019 11:08 PM


Since they bought an SUV and a race car, I assume legal action was brought because everyone in town already knew about the mistake and "bank allowing customers to steal" might actually be worse publicity.

Posted by: Chuck C at September 09, 2019 11:39 PM (zCabI)

217 Could be a life jacket as Mike Hammer guessed. Or maybe the passenger's/spotter's seat, which would swivel. Don't know why it would be a different color than the rest of the upholstery.

Posted by: Average Guy at September 09, 2019 11:40 PM (BaHwF)

218 As for the La-Z-Boys, I think those are after-market.

Posted by: Average Guy at September 09, 2019 11:41 PM (BaHwF)

219 Apparently I have become entangled in AoSHQ's spam filter.

Sigh.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 09, 2019 11:41 PM (Mo1SD)

220 QID
We finished up the New River fire yesterday morning.
That country gets slicked off about every year, but the fine fuel loading off down in the breaks was heavy and just kept sneaking out wherever it could. We pounded that fire with tankers and still had trouble.

Posted by: DBCooper at September 09, 2019 11:42 PM (bttOm)

221 Finn

Posted by: Sharkman at September 09, 2019 11:43 PM (Mo1SD)

222 The only one or two of any significance in UT right now are over by Cedar City. Been up there a couple times helping out the last week. Supposed to rain tonight but I'm not holding my breath. The PHX NWS ninnies are all weather alarmists and I read the Flagstaff discussion for better prediction.
Posted by: DBCooper at September 09, 2019 11:39 PM (bttOm)

There was a noisy, and wet T-storm as I left the motel in Pocatello yesterday morning. And then I hit a real gullywasher coming through Santaquin, UT on I-15. Windshield wipers could not carry it away.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 11:43 PM (jEgzt)

223 The word B l a z e r seems to be a hot spam word that gets caught in the filter.

This place is weird.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 09, 2019 11:44 PM (Mo1SD)

224 "The word B l a z e r seems to be a hot spam word that gets caught in the filter.
This place is weird.
"
-Posted by: Sharkman at September 09, 2019 11:44 PM (Mo1SD)

*HAH!* If you had witnessed the Flame-Out of the dude that used that Name here, you would know why it was *Banned* For Life... lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at September 09, 2019 11:46 PM (Ckg4U)

225 The word B l a z e r seems to be a hot spam word that gets caught in the filter.

This place is weird.
Posted by: Sharkman at September 09, 2019 11:44 PM (Mo1SD)

That is part of HQ lore. A commenter by that nic flamed out so spectacularly that Ace made his name into a killing word.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 11:46 PM (jEgzt)

226 AOP-
That low going thru the Great Basin today is what's supposed to trigger our storms tonight. Not a thing on radar at the moment.

Posted by: DBCooper at September 09, 2019 11:46 PM (bttOm)

227 219 Apparently I have become entangled in AoSHQ's spam filter.

Sigh.
Posted by: Sharkman at September 09, 2019 11:41 PM (Mo1SD

If you need a hand drop me a line

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 09, 2019 11:46 PM (aA3+G)

228 We other Lutherans don't really think the ELCA is all that Lutheran.
Just sayin'.

Posted by: GWB at September 09, 2019 11:46 PM (JJCAp)

229 The word B l a z e r seems to be a hot spam word that gets caught in the filter.

This place is weird.
Posted by: Sharkman
---------

'Smart Casual' around here means pants. Jackets are excess.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2019 11:47 PM (hnyqs)

230
What's this story that's lighting up the leftysphere about a former Russian spy (worked for the CIA) now living in Washington D.C.?

Well, where else would an ex-Russian spy go?

Anyway, Ken Dilanian thinks he's hot dirt because he found the guy out and knocked on his door. Then some US guys in a van came along and said "Who are you, go away."

Oooohhh, Kenda Starr!

And the NY Times chimes in that the guy gave the CIA all kinds "insight" into Putin, which convinced the genius CIA that Putin tried to get Trump elected.

The left is all panting over it.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 09, 2019 11:47 PM (13CQC)

231 >>That is part of HQ lore. A commenter by that nic flamed out so spectacularly that Ace made his name into a killing word.


That Red Headed Sister Fucker was a fun guy to have around...before the Nutmegger incident.

Posted by: garrett at September 09, 2019 11:50 PM (ViZFb)

232 220 QID
We finished up the New River fire yesterday morning.
That country gets slicked off about every year, but the fine fuel loading off down in the breaks was heavy and just kept sneaking out wherever it could. We pounded that fire with tankers and still had trouble.
Posted by: DBCooper at September 09, 2019 11:42 PM (bttOm)

Makes sense, you didn't happen to be flying a Neptune tanker (or something like it) this last
weekend?

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 09, 2019 11:50 PM (DjiZK)

233 If you could find and ex-Russian spy and knock on his door and talk to him. Well..

Posted by: DBCooper at September 09, 2019 11:50 PM (bttOm)

234 That's what I heard. The complex fire was a little dicey, but mostly small brush fires. My house is near your flight path from the NE. Did see a Skycrane with a reservoir head up to New River late last week.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 09, 2019 11:39 PM (DjiZK)

Fellow Moron lurker Osprey and myself are planning to meet up for a beer tomorrow at the Desert Monk Brewery in Gilbert. I have some Alberta craft beer with me.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 11:51 PM (jEgzt)

235 when's the last time wickedpinto poked in here?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 11:52 PM (ykYG2)

236 when's the last time wickedpinto poked in here?
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 11:52 PM (ykYG2)

Maybe 2 years ago, not more.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 11:53 PM (jEgzt)

237 QID
No I fly King Airs to show the Tankers where to go.

Beer sounds good!

Posted by: DBCooper at September 09, 2019 11:53 PM (bttOm)

238 What happened to Steve and Cold Bear?

Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 09, 2019 11:54 PM (E67Aw)

239 Just have to get Blonde Morticia to meet us

Posted by: DBCooper at September 09, 2019 11:54 PM (bttOm)

240 Beer sounds good!
Posted by: DBCooper at September 09, 2019 11:53 PM (bttOm)

Needless to say, you, and any other Valley Morons would be welcome to join us. I'd say between 6 and 7 PM.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 11:55 PM (jEgzt)

241
(laughing) wait, what?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 09, 2019 11:56 PM (13CQC)

242
Well, if I were anywhere near Canada, I'd do it.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 09, 2019 11:56 PM (13CQC)

243 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 11:51 PM (jEgzt)

Oh man, wish I could but I'm headed out of town tomorrow for few days on biz. But I'll be around, would love to catch up with a few morons. Prost to you and Osprey.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 09, 2019 11:57 PM (DjiZK)

244 Well, if I were anywhere near Canada, I'd do it.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 09, 2019 11:56 PM (13CQC)

Gilbert, AZ is in Canada? Who knew?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 11:57 PM (jEgzt)

245 We need an AZ MoME I have a shooting range

Posted by: DBCooper at September 09, 2019 11:57 PM (bttOm)

246 As I always say when these things happen... if I were in charge of this country, there'd be a carrier group in the Arctic guarding the stranded environmentalist cruise ship, and a diplomatic cable to the Norwegian Navy warning that any attempt at rescue would be met with force.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 09, 2019 11:58 PM (5aX2M)

247 DB, there's still plenty of time left in CA's wildfire season, as you know. Next two months are the historic high activity period, I think. Just over a year ago there was some fire excitement rightcha here, 1/2 mile away, down below by the interstate. Coulda been even more exciting, but air attack was good [reservoir 2 minutes away, constant rotation by 2 Hueys and a SkyCrane].


Rousing finale was runs by 2 S-2s - I didn't think the topography would allow it. First run, plane emerges from the smoke, flying right at us on the valley rim, you could see the crew up front, it probably went over us at under 2OO feet. Outstanding and fun. Whole neighborhood/pocket canyon was watching from their backyards - so as activity was dying down I yelled "remember, Blue Angels are always last!". Many got it. Quite an air show.





Posted by: rhomboid at September 09, 2019 11:58 PM (QDnY+)

248 Blond Morticia-
Ron Hoon has a broadcast in Canada? He gets around.

Posted by: DBCooper at September 09, 2019 11:58 PM (bttOm)

249 Oh man, wish I could but I'm headed out of town tomorrow for few days on biz. But I'll be around, would love to catch up with a few morons. Prost to you and Osprey.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 09, 2019 11:57 PM (DjiZK)

We need to have an AZ momee. There are plenty of us here, even part-timers like me.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 11:59 PM (jEgzt)

250 I echo Hadrian's sentiment - this was a pretty crap day. Goodnight all.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2019 11:59 PM (NWiLs)

251
That is one ugly boat. All utilitarian lines and not a smidgen of grace about it.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 10, 2019 12:00 AM (pNxlR)

252 Hmmm. Looks like I missed all the pun.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 10, 2019 12:00 AM (ZYB2s)

253 Rhomboid-
I had a thousand yard stare after I got done with CA last year
So much shit burned, so much carnage. Took a lot of Balvenie over the winter to get over that.

Posted by: DBCooper at September 10, 2019 12:01 AM (bttOm)

254 CalFire uses OV-1Os in the recon/command role, DB. At least usually, and for the fire out my back door.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 10, 2019 12:01 AM (QDnY+)

255 G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy.

*pulls light switch*

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at September 10, 2019 12:01 AM (Ckg4U)

256
'Night, Slap!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 10, 2019 12:02 AM (pNxlR)

257 We need to have an AZ momee. There are plenty of us here, even part-timers like me.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 11:59 PM (jEgzt)

You can count me in, it would be a blast.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 10, 2019 12:02 AM (DjiZK)

258 That is one ugly boat. All utilitarian lines and not a smidgen of grace about it.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 10, 2019 12:00 AM (pNxlR)


But I'll bet the ugly utilitarian ones get used a lot more, and earn their keep.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2019 12:02 AM (jEgzt)

259 Is this the orgasm-free thread?

It has come to this.
Posted by: GnuBreed

Depends morons often come up with deep penetrating insights on the ONT

Posted by: Sock Monkey ...IMHO at September 10, 2019 12:02 AM (1WVuB)

260
Oh wait, here we go, got the angle on the spy.

The government extracted him out of fears that Trump would blow his cover or something stupid.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 10, 2019 12:03 AM (13CQC)

261 Isn't this the second time this has happened?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 09, 2019 10:57 PM (hnyqs)

It happens every year. It's an annual thing.
Posted by: DR.WTF at September 09, 2019 11:13 PM (aS1PU)

----------

For an extra fee, you can eat a sled dog just like the Shackleton expedition.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 10, 2019 12:03 AM (ZYB2s)

262 I got to see the Martin Mars flying boats, based at Sproat Lake on Vancouver Island, before they were retired.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2019 12:04 AM (jEgzt)

263 Rhomboid-
CA has been pumping money into that old fleet of OV-10's for years. I'll take a nice quiet King Air with way more power.
Nothing sucks any more than to be down in the trees and no power on a hot day when you suddenly need it.

Posted by: DBCooper at September 10, 2019 12:05 AM (bttOm)

264 That is one ugly boat. All utilitarian lines and not a smidgen of grace about it.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot
------

Objection! That boat exhibits several highly likable qualities:

A. Not on fire.
B. Not frozen in ice.
C. Not tipped on it's side.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 10, 2019 12:05 AM (hnyqs)

265 AOP-
I dropped them off Lake Chelan before they were retired.

Posted by: DBCooper at September 10, 2019 12:06 AM (bttOm)

266 I learned this summer that Finland is one of the world's biggest producers of icebreakers.

Imagine the humiliation of needing to be rescued by Finns.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 10, 2019 12:07 AM (ZYB2s)

267 Too bad ace didn't get to the idiotic non-story du jour about Trump supposedly endangering covert assets in RUSSIA!!! CIA debunked quickly, and a tiny bit of actual investigation revealed [surprise!!] that in fact the security problem in question was caused by *journalistic promotion of leaks from the intel community itself*. [face-palm]


There's a true loss in that the country is sufficiently dumbed down that the literally unbelievable stupidity, ignorance, arrogance, and incompetence of the Beltway/NY media and guvamint Trump haters is probably not fully appreciated. It's become sort of hilarious.



Posted by: rhomboid at September 10, 2019 12:07 AM (QDnY+)

268 B l a z e r ?


You mean Blazer?

Posted by: Muldoon at September 10, 2019 12:09 AM (mvenn)

269 Fellow Moron lurker Osprey and myself are planning to meet up for a beer
tomorrow at the Desert Monk Brewery in Gilbert. I have some Alberta
craft beer with me.


Can't drink due to needing to drive, but I may just drop in.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at September 10, 2019 12:09 AM (xkSJa)

270 No, the yellow thing.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop

Hands off that's my banana!

Posted by: Sock Monkey ...contrary to popular misconception monkeys are not cuddly at September 10, 2019 12:11 AM (1WVuB)

271 don't tease the noobs, MuldoÖn.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 10, 2019 12:11 AM (ykYG2)

272 You mean Bl*zer?
Posted by: Muldoon at September 10, 2019 12:09 AM (mvenn)

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*Horde stares in terror at powerful demonstration of witchcraft*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 10, 2019 12:11 AM (ZYB2s)

273 Blonde M., think this is same "story" you're talking about. Just quick glance at twatter follow-ups revealed a complete, typical f**k up that had the facts not just wrong but inverted.


surprise!!

Posted by: rhomboid at September 10, 2019 12:11 AM (QDnY+)

274 Hi y'all! Hope everyone is doing well tonight.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at September 10, 2019 12:12 AM (/UQ/R)

275 I'll try to show up, Sounds like Blonde Morticia bailed.
Alberta Craft?

Posted by: DBCooper at September 10, 2019 12:13 AM (bttOm)

276 Cicero, the Finns are not to be trifled with, pretty badass when you invade them in winter. And comfortable enough in their own skins that they can ally with *Adolf Hitler*, temporarily, when it suits them, then walk away.


And in the past I've run across a few Finns who I would be quite happy to be rescued by, if you follow. Hmm, reminds me, did in fact have a Finn-American victim back in the day, younger, that was kinda fun.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 10, 2019 12:16 AM (QDnY+)

277
Blonde M., think this is same "story" you're talking about. Just quick glance at twatter follow-ups revealed a complete, typical f**k up that had the facts not just wrong but inverted.


surprise!!
Posted by: rhomboid

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It was pretty clear to me that some inversion had happened. MSM sniffs out sooper secret spy in hiding from Putin and...KNOCKS ON HIS DOOR TO INQUIRE WHETHER... etc facepalm.

US law enforcement intervenes and tells them to kindly get lost.

Moral of story: The CIA pried him out of Russia because Trump was going to out him. Oh and also (this is where I knew we had entered pure fantasy), the CIA had used him to develop their dead-certain 100% belief that Putin strong-armed the election for Trump.

Incongruously, (Trump's) federal law enforcement is protecting him.

And the MSM is here to ferret him out.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 10, 2019 12:17 AM (13CQC)

278 Cicero, the Finns are not to be trifled with, pretty badass when you invade them in winter. And comfortable enough in their own skins that they can ally with *Adolf Hitler*, temporarily, when it suits them, then walk away.

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Yeah, how'd that allying with Nazis work out for them? I hear the Russians really enjoyed Petsamo.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 10, 2019 12:18 AM (ZYB2s)

279 Blonde M., believe media use of IC leaks was ID'd as cause of security problem for Russian assets in follow-up to original story. In other words, Trump = blameless, media + IC leakers = actual problem.


Perfect!



Posted by: rhomboid at September 10, 2019 12:20 AM (QDnY+)

280 Hmongumma Hmongumma Hmongumma

Posted by: Hugh Hmongus at September 10, 2019 12:22 AM (MSTWM)

281 boats? internet?

boaty mcboatface

sorry, that's forever.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 10, 2019 12:24 AM (Pg+x7)

282 The hook-up with the Fuhrer worked well under the circumstances, was the # % move at the time. Their choices were, uh, limited and unattractive.


Also gave us our only recording of You Know Who in a private setting when he met with Mannerheim.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 10, 2019 12:26 AM (QDnY+)

283 Alberta Craft?
Posted by: DBCooper at September 10, 2019 12:13 AM (bttOm)

Prairie Brewers Incorporated, from Three Hills, Alberta. Close to my home AO.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2019 12:27 AM (jEgzt)

284
Also gave us our only recording of You Know Who in a private setting when he met with Mannerheim.

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Yep, that Hitler recording was kind of interesting. He was surprised the Russians were proving so hard to beat. Hahaha.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 10, 2019 12:28 AM (ZYB2s)

285 Yeah, how'd that allying with Nazis work out for them? I hear the Russians really enjoyed Petsamo.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 10, 2019 12:18 AM (ZYB2s)

Well, it worked well enough that Finland never became part of the Soviet orbit.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2019 12:31 AM (jEgzt)

286 267:There's a true loss in that the country is sufficiently dumbed down that the literally unbelievable stupidity, ignorance, arrogance, and incompetence of the Beltway/NY media and guvamint Trump haters is probably not fully appreciated. It's become sort of hilarious.


It's not that 'hilarious'. Deep State is just another word for Permanent Federal Bureaucracy. That is the real threat to America. Politicians come and go. The PFB is forever.

Posted by: Puddleglum, deep state Fed contractor at September 10, 2019 12:32 AM (7sVVC)

287 Finland didn't quite join the West's orbit either until 1988 or so.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 10, 2019 12:32 AM (ykYG2)

288 AOP-
That sounds good. Our farm hauled beer into Canada covered in wheat during the 76 beer strike. I was a kid but we hauled to Moose Jaw, SK. I was a kid bootlegger.

Posted by: DBCooper at September 10, 2019 12:32 AM (bttOm)

289
Well, it worked well enough that Finland never became part of the Soviet orbit.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2019 12:31 AM (jEgzt)

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As long as the Finns did nothing to rile the Russians, they weren't really worth the cost of occupying.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 10, 2019 12:33 AM (ZYB2s)

290 286 267:There's a true loss in that the country is sufficiently dumbed down that the literally unbelievable stupidity, ignorance, arrogance, and incompetence of the Beltway/NY media and guvamint Trump haters is probably not fully appreciated. It's become sort of hilarious.


It's not that 'hilarious'. Deep State is just another word for Permanent Federal Bureaucracy. That is the real threat to America. Politicians come and go. The PFB is forever.
Posted by: Puddleglum, deep state Fed contractor



I should add that 'Journalism' is just a media arm of the PFB now.

Posted by: Puddleglum, deep state Fed contractor at September 10, 2019 12:33 AM (7sVVC)

291 Whatever those guys in the picture are getting paid, it's not enough.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 10, 2019 12:35 AM (+JS0o)

292 Also, the Finns paid huge reparations to the Russians IIRC. They were a cash cow. A communist Finland wouldn't have been able to afford them.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 10, 2019 12:36 AM (ZYB2s)

293 HI LCD!!

were you at the Husky game Saturday night?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at September 10, 2019 12:37 AM (PkVlr)

294 Constitutional expert Barbara Streisand




Now that's pretty funny.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 10, 2019 12:38 AM (+JS0o)

295
Timing on modern x86 CPUs is arcane and subtle. No rhyme or reason to it, seems like. Well, there is, but it's beyond me.

I got obsessed with this the past few nights playing around. I'd never written any assembler for 64-bit, and thought I'd learn. So I was playing around. It used to be easy to beat a compiler, and it still is sometimes.

But one little routine, the compiler blew me away, and I got obsessed with why.

I just finally beat the compiler, and have no idea why, really.

Up until about the 486, timings were very deterministic and trivial. This sequence will take N clock ticks. Now, with pipelining, out-of-order execution, branch prediction, speculative execution, it's all a complex mess.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at September 10, 2019 12:39 AM (f1Vqw)

296 Actually, Finland was never really "Finlandized", when the behavior of many NATO members during the Cold War was used as a yardstick. In any case, I wanna go, I wanna ski, I wanna observe the 2-legged fauna, and I wanna watch local hockey.



Posted by: rhomboid at September 10, 2019 12:39 AM (QDnY+)

297 I got my remaining wisdom teeth removed last week. The dentist prescribed me some steroids, among other things. I took my last steroid pill this morning, and I did not get "buff" or "swole" like I was hoping to.

I am disappoint. Would not recommend. Well, apart from the basic fact that wisdom teeth are generally just a net negative and should pretty much always be removed...

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at September 10, 2019 12:41 AM (H3MF8)

298
I just finally beat the compiler, and have no idea why, really.


Posted by: publius
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can you not examine the compiler-produced object code?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 10, 2019 12:41 AM (hnyqs)

299 Puddle, my use of "hilarious" and most humor references are of the dark variety, if that helps.


Fun fact [from memory] - many clueless people today recoil at the term "deep state" and treat it as an indicator of a bat-shit fringe Larouchean conspiracy-ish mindset. But I recall the term "permanent government" being used - and accepted all around - during *Nixon's* first term [I actually followed this s**t that far back].


same same


Have enjoyed deploying that on a few occasions to discomfit the ignoscenti.



Posted by: rhomboid at September 10, 2019 12:43 AM (QDnY+)

300
>> I did not get "buff" or "swole" like I was hoping to.

That's the difference between cortiscosteroids, like prednisone and similar, which are powerful anti-inflammatories, vs anabolic steroids, like testosterone.

Steroid is a class of molecule. Much like methanol vs ethanol. The former will kill you, while the latter just makes your drunk.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at September 10, 2019 12:44 AM (f1Vqw)

301 296 Actually, Finland was never really "Finlandized", when the behavior of many NATO members during the Cold War was used as a yardstick. In any case, I wanna go, I wanna ski, I wanna observe the 2-legged fauna, and I wanna watch local hockey.



Posted by: rhomboid



Rally racing is huge in Finland, if your into racing. It's pretty damn entertaining on TV. WRC!

Posted by: Puddleglum, deep state Fed contractor at September 10, 2019 12:44 AM (7sVVC)

302 299: you're 'hilarious'!

I kid, I kid.

Posted by: Puddleglum, deep state Fed contractor at September 10, 2019 12:47 AM (7sVVC)

303 I was joking, Publius; even if they were the "right" type of steroids, I wouldn't expect to build muscle mass by taking them for just a few days without even lifting during that time.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at September 10, 2019 12:47 AM (H3MF8)

304
Hah. Sorry, I thought you were serious.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at September 10, 2019 12:50 AM (f1Vqw)

305 It's understandable. My sense of humor is a little weird sometimes.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at September 10, 2019 12:52 AM (H3MF8)

306 >> can you not examine the compiler-produced object code?

Oh yes, and that's how I improved it. The compiler code was a a bunch of stuff that looked like it ought to be much slower that my tight sequence. But it blew it away.

And that I didn't understand.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at September 10, 2019 12:52 AM (f1Vqw)

307 Hi nurse!

Yes, I went to the lightshow at Montlake. Went on my brother's boat, he just brought it down from Anacortes and has it in Lake Union.

They wouldn't start the game until 30 minutes after the last lightning strike. Every time another bolt hit, crowd groaned, standing in the inside corridor.

Little LCD and girlfriend, and a close family friend couple were with us. The boat shuttle wouldn't run, so they left and brought and I stayed to take the boat back, After about 90 minutes waiting, they Ubered back to the car.

5 minutes later, they announced the continuation of the fame, 11 minutes left in the first quarter.

Little LCD was pissed, he kept texting, but drove so he had to go.

The crowd that stayed had a great time, up to the last minute.

We got ready to go after Cal got to the 3 yard line, got an immediate shuttle.
Could have been waiting a long time otherwise, there were only 2 shuttles left.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 10, 2019 12:54 AM (+JS0o)

308 98 Assuming it was a serious question...

The Hmong are an ethnic minority in Laos. The CIA & U.S. military recruited many Hmong to assist us in Viet Nam-- as scouts, etc.

After the war ended, many Hmong were re-settled in the U.S. for their own safety. The communists considered them traitors.
Posted by: mnw at September 09, 2019 10:35 PM (Cssks)
* * * *

Thanks. It was a serious inquiry.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at September 09, 2019 10:45 PM (rubPk)

Back in the day, the Hmong were known as the Montagnards (from the French experience in The Land of Bad Things) or 'yards in casual conversation.
They were the mountain people in Laos whom we recruited to fight the VC and the NVA. They have a warrior ethic and although small are very tough people. The lowland Vietnamese discriminated against them for centuries and when the Vietnamese and lowland Laotians went communist it was no big trick to recruit the Montagnards to fight them. The 'yards hated the Vietnamese and communists just added to the reasons to hate them.
DuckDuckGo for General Vang Pao and check out his efforts to return to Laos to kick out the Commies. Not sure if he really cared about taking over the country. I get the vibes that he just wanted to kill commies.
The 'yards were/are loyal and respected fighters.

There are groups in California, French Guiana, and Minnesota (IIRC) who escaped Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia after we pulled out in '75.

Legend has it that descendents of early American Special Forces teams still exist in the mountains of Laos. The teams became members of the Hmong families and never came back. See Project White Star and Colonel Bull Simmons.

My nephew married a Hmong. My wife asked her who are the Hmong? The young lady with a perfectly straight face replied, "We're just a peaceful people who no longer have a home." I would have appreciated a beverage warning before she made that statement.

Some of the younger generation in California have taken to organized ("gang related") car theft.
They are good at it.
Unfortunately, some die due to gang related activities.

The first generation grow vegetables anywhere they live. The Hmong in FG grow the majority of vegetables produced in that country.

They have strong family ties. I like the ones I have known. Even the car thief who was later killed in a drive by.

Posted by: Waepnedmann at September 10, 2019 12:54 AM (z2J2u)

309 I've been Finlandized by Steve 'n' Seagulls vids...

Posted by: klaftern at September 10, 2019 12:57 AM (RuIsu)

310 Oh yes, and that's how I improved it. The compiler code was a a bunch of stuff that looked like it ought to be much slower that my tight sequence. But it blew it away.

And that I didn't understand.
Posted by: publius
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Well, it's a thorny thicket, and I'm glad that I'm putzing with carburetors right now rather than code, but, were I to guess, I would guess that the compiler's convoluted, lengthier code is using instructions that, in the aggregate, execute more quickly.

Jeebers, I love opining about stuff that other people are doing. "Say, have you tried...."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 10, 2019 12:58 AM (hnyqs)

311
boaty mcboatface

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I laughed myself silly over that. Those Brits, my god, lololol.

"ignoscenti," stealing that for sure.

media use of IC leaks was ID'd as cause of security problem for Russian assets

omg those asses. I'm listening to MSNBC and they STILL have it completely flipped. Rachel Maddow leaning into camera and saying "Thanks to Trump, we have lost that priceless asset." And "The government now has to relocate him and his family because they are so endangered" (thanks to the MSM sniffing them out -- sentence not finished for some reason).

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 10, 2019 01:01 AM (13CQC)

312 If all you had to do was take steroids, everyone who has asthma would look like Arnold Schwarzenegger is his prime.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at September 10, 2019 01:03 AM (H3MF8)

313 306 >> can you not examine the compiler-produced object code?

Oh yes, and that's how I improved it. The compiler code was a a bunch of stuff that looked like it ought to be much slower that my tight sequence. But it blew it away.

And that I didn't understand.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at September 10, 2019 12:52 AM (f1Vqw)


It's almost impossible to write assembly as efficiently as a commercial (or FOSS) compiler for a modern CPU. The people who wrote the compiler are optimizing for things like pipeline bubbles and parallel instruction execution, which is something you're not going to be able to do without pretty intimate knowledge of the architecture.

Posted by: Ace's liver at September 10, 2019 01:04 AM (h2Bdk)

314 If all you had to do was take steroids, everyone who has asthma would look like Arnold Schwarzenegger is his prime.
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at September 10, 2019 01:03 AM (H3MF

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..and speak horrible English with a feigned Austrian accent.

Posted by: Undocumented at September 10, 2019 01:06 AM (GNk5/)

315 Well, that's what they call a "side effect", Undocumented.

It definitely beats the side effects of some other drugs. Like that one anti-anxiety medication that can cause "loss of bowel control". Uh, I kinda think that would actually become a new source of anxiety, thus sort of defeating the whole point of taking that medicine in the first place...

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at September 10, 2019 01:12 AM (H3MF8)

316 LCD,
Glad y'all stayed safe. I was just north of you and we had a blast standing on the deck out of the rain, watching the lightning and drinking Irish

Amazing storm. Too bad the dawgs didn't win.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at September 10, 2019 01:14 AM (PkVlr)

317 It definitely beats the side effects of some other drugs. Like that one anti-anxiety medication that can cause "loss of bowel control". Uh, I kinda think that would actually become a new source of anxiety, thus sort of defeating the whole point of taking that medicine in the first place...
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at September 10, 2019 01:12 AM (H3MF

If the anti-anxiety medication were really, really good, a loss of bowel control might not be anxiety-inducing at all.

(shart!) "What was that? Oh, bwahahahaha!"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2019 01:15 AM (jEgzt)

318 I cant wait to be selected for a jury. Only called up once so far and not selected.
If i were sitting in on that bank transfer case sorry bud no dice from me. Was it morally wrong? Sure. But I'm not gonna throw someone in jail who didnt go out trying to take the money when the bank did something stupid. Fix your processes. No other industries get mulligans like that.

But furthermore, f*** the joke our justice system has become. Democrats and bureaucrats decide who is above the law (the less american you are the better) and then go ruin lives over petty political garbage.
If prosecutors get "discretion" on what laws they want to enforce, against whom, and when, then i damn well get the same discretion as a jury member.
Hope others feel the same way. Just dont mention jury nullification during the selection process.

Posted by: Mst3k at September 10, 2019 01:17 AM (9N+85)

319 LOL, pooped my pants again...

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at September 10, 2019 01:18 AM (H3MF8)

320 Posted by: Waepnedmann at September 10, 2019 12:54 AM (z2J2u)

I think that was the basis of the script for Gran Torino.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 01:20 AM (2DOZq)

321 Oh, who am I kidding? It's the ONT! I'm not even wearing pants!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at September 10, 2019 01:21 AM (H3MF8)

322 Surprised Arnold has not been forced to change his last name.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 01:21 AM (2DOZq)

323 Oh, who am I kidding? It's the ONT! I'm not even wearing pants!
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at September 10, 2019 01:21 AM (H3MF

Yeah, about that.

Posted by: PW's chair at September 10, 2019 01:22 AM (jEgzt)

324
Another thing about optimizing compilers and timing loops is sometimes the damn thing will optimize everything away to nothing. :-)

It gets a little too smart for its own good. I was comparing function times, one in C and one in asm.

Well, the compiler noted that the C function results could be calculated at compile time, since the input was known. It thus optimized it all away. It ran the loop, but the loop was nothing.

The result was some ridiculously fast result. One then has to find a compiler switch to turn that off, or make changes so the compiler can't know the result and has to actually run the function.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at September 10, 2019 01:23 AM (f1Vqw)

325 And now you understand, AOP, why brown is the only proper color for chairs.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at September 10, 2019 01:25 AM (H3MF8)

326 And now you understand, AOP, why brown is the only proper color for chairs.
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at September 10, 2019 01:25 AM (H3MF

Given that she wears blue tents, Hillary must eat a lot of blueberries.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2019 01:27 AM (jEgzt)

327 Always a good time at Husky Stadium.


Don't even have to be inside to have a good time.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 10, 2019 01:27 AM (+JS0o)

328 If i were sitting in on that bank transfer case sorry bud no dice from me. Was it morally wrong? Sure. But I'm not gonna throw someone in jail who didnt go out trying to take the money when the bank did something stupid. Fix your processes. No other industries get mulligans like that.
Posted by: Mst3k at September 10, 2019 01:17 AM


Wow. I pray to God you never get to serve on a jury.

So if you drop your keys I get your car?
If you drop your wallet I get your money?
If UPS or USPS mis-delivers your package I get to keep it?

Posted by: Chuck C at September 10, 2019 01:32 AM (zCabI)

329 Okay, I think I'm finished debasing myself for cheap internet laughs for the moment. But tomorrow is a new day!

Good night, everyone!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at September 10, 2019 01:35 AM (H3MF8)

330 Night, PW.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2019 01:35 AM (jEgzt)

331
oh no no that gay kid Jon Ossoff is getting back into politics. Running for US Senate in Georgia.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 10, 2019 01:35 AM (13CQC)

332 So if you drop your keys I get your car?
If you drop your wallet I get your money?
If UPS or USPS mis-delivers your package I get to keep it?
Posted by: Chuck C at September 10, 2019 01:32 AM (zCabI)

And the couple did go on a spending spree, and bragged about it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2019 01:37 AM (jEgzt)

333 oh no no that gay kid Jon Ossoff is getting back into politics. Running for US Senate in Georgia.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 10, 2019 01:35 AM (13CQC)

Vote for Jon! he always gets it in the end!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2019 01:39 AM (jEgzt)

334 If you drop your wallet I get your money?

I was playing blackjack with some friends, one of whom was very pregnant. She accidentally dropped a $1 chip on the floor, and was slowly shifting her bulk out of the chair so she could bend over and pick it up (her husband and I offered, but she was stubborn). Some gal walking by swooped in and took the chip. When my friend said "Hey, that's mine..." the other lady said "I saw it first" and kept walking.

There's a limit to how aggravated I'm prepared to get over $1, but I'll probably always remember that one garbage person.

Posted by: Ace's liver at September 10, 2019 01:39 AM (h2Bdk)

335 Some gal walking by swooped in and took the chip. When my friend said "Hey, that's mine..." the other lady said "I saw it first" and kept walking.

There's a limit to how aggravated I'm prepared to get over $1, but I'll probably always remember that one garbage person.
Posted by: Ace's liver at September 10, 2019 01:39 AM (h2Bdk)

Somebody should have stuck out a foot and tripped the bitch.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2019 01:44 AM (jEgzt)

336
Vote for Jon! he always gets it in the end!
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

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I'm afraid he just might. These damn 2020 elections, something's afoot.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 10, 2019 01:49 AM (13CQC)

337
I am disappoint. Would not recommend. Well, apart from the basic fact that wisdom teeth are generally just a net negative and should pretty much always be removed...
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at September 10, 2019 12:41 AM (H3MF

Asked my dentist about removal. Showed me x-rays. Said it would be a jaw breaker. Struth.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at September 10, 2019 01:53 AM (e1mEI)

338 Well, time for me to call it a night. Be, well, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 10, 2019 01:55 AM (jEgzt)

339 327 Always a good time at Husky Stadium.


Don't even have to be inside to have a good time.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 10, 2019 01:27 AM (+JS0o)

Plenty of seat room at Martin Stadium. And if my ugrad time there still holds, lots of booze no matter where you are.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at September 10, 2019 01:57 AM (e1mEI)

340 oh no no that gay kid Jon Ossoff is getting back into politics. Running for US Senate in Georgia.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia
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guess he figures that with Tank out of the way, he has a shot.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 10, 2019 02:13 AM (fUKvD)

341
guess he figures that with Tank out of the way, he has a shot.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

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It's just so depressing. Looking at this parade of clowns where once a country stood.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 10, 2019 02:52 AM (13CQC)

342 It starts here:


https://tinyurl.com/y5dvb28v

Formatting is terrible, but facts is facts.

They need a Florida lawyer. The kind I would pay. The kind who doesn't sleep much.

Posted by: Miklos, with over-sharpened bayonets, if that is possible at September 10, 2019 02:55 AM (QzkSJ)

343 Sorry, but I can't take seriously liberals, who have long sought the vote total of 5 justices to override the votes of 150 million American citizens, citing the principle of "One person, one vote".

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2019 02:55 AM (Eicbe)

344 Sorry, but I can't take seriously liberals, who have long sought the vote total of 5 justices to override the votes of 150 million American citizens, citing the principle of "One person, one vote".
Posted by: Axeman

It may come down to 7.65 v Marbury

Posted by: Miklos, stare undecisis at September 10, 2019 03:00 AM (QzkSJ)

345 Now here is the original Cissy Strut, much beloved of NPR as no-name bumper music


To get your day/night off right


https://tinyurl.com/y2a3dzk3

Posted by: Miklos, kindly overnight Nawlins DJ at September 10, 2019 03:14 AM (QzkSJ)

346 *realizes the corporate Team Building is over*

*i see one, maybe two slices of pizza*

*also some half full cups of something, gotta be alcohol, I know these people*

*says hello to the security guard Jamal, because he's cool, and I ain't done nothing*

Posted by: Miklos, sweeping and mopping up after you white people threads and bidnis at September 10, 2019 03:21 AM (QzkSJ)

347 But does the pizza have pineapple on it?

Posted by: Adriane the Holistic Approach Critic ... at September 10, 2019 03:30 AM (LPnfS)

348 I see 4 slices!

Posted by: Picard at September 10, 2019 03:31 AM (GA2Dh)

349 >>346 *realizes the corporate Team Building is over*

*i see one, maybe two slices of pizza*

*also some half full cups of something, gotta be alcohol, I know these people*

*says hello to the security guard Jamal, because he's cool, and I ain't done nothing*
Posted by: Miklos, sweeping and mopping up after you white people threads and bidnis at September 10, 2019 03:21 AM (QzkSJ)

They left pizza and alcohol? That is just so...wrong!

Posted by: My life is insanity at September 10, 2019 03:31 AM (HzFOv)

350 Mornin', all.

No leftover pizza for breakfast today, here.

Sad.

Posted by: My life is insanity at September 10, 2019 03:39 AM (HzFOv)

351 Oh, yay. Cat just puked next to my bed. I guess I can be grateful it wasn't ON my bed!

Posted by: My life is insanity at September 10, 2019 03:51 AM (HzFOv)

352 hiya

Posted by: JT at September 10, 2019 03:54 AM (arJlL)

353 Hi, JT!

Posted by: My life is insanity at September 10, 2019 03:54 AM (HzFOv)

354 Going to be a warm one today, and for the next few days. 80s and humid. Already 65 here.

Posted by: My life is insanity at September 10, 2019 04:01 AM (HzFOv)

355 And now this cat that barfed all over my bedroom floor thinks he can make it up to me by playing cute, and purring in my ear. cats!

Posted by: My life is insanity at September 10, 2019 04:02 AM (HzFOv)

356 Followed the soldier story link from above. Lots of good articles at American Thinker yesterday.

Posted by: My life is insanity at September 10, 2019 04:10 AM (HzFOv)

357 Mass shooting reported in the Netherlands.

The shooter is apparently a Dutch police officer.

This shows why guns should only be in the hands of professionals.
Posted by: The ARC of History!

The police spokesman is named Wim Hoonhout.

I guess his family reunions are Hoonhoutenannies.

Posted by: JT at September 10, 2019 04:15 AM (arJlL)

358 Pecunia non olet.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

That sounds like a dish from the Food Thread.

Posted by: JT at September 10, 2019 04:18 AM (arJlL)

359 doing a fast for bloodwork....sooooo hungry

Posted by: A dude in MI at September 10, 2019 04:21 AM (SxBH1)

360 359 doing a fast for bloodwork....sooooo hungry
Posted by: A dude in MI at September 10, 2019 04:21 AM (SxBH1)

Ummm. Bacon.

Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 10, 2019 04:23 AM (FKHWN)

361 Can you drink water?

Posted by: My life is insanity at September 10, 2019 04:23 AM (HzFOv)

362 Ive been drinking water-way more than usual

Posted by: A dude in MI at September 10, 2019 04:26 AM (SxBH1)

363 I can usually fool myself into feeling full with just water or black coffee.

Usually.

Posted by: My life is insanity at September 10, 2019 04:27 AM (HzFOv)

364 Never seems as easy when fasting is forced on you

Posted by: My life is insanity at September 10, 2019 04:29 AM (HzFOv)

365 Getting a headache too, 3 more hours, moar water!

Posted by: A dude in at September 10, 2019 04:33 AM (SxBH1)

366 That sucks! Hopefully it will be a quick 3 hours.

It's quiet here now, but in a bit the early daywalkers will be here to help pass the time. It usually gets livelier after 4 a.m.

Time for me to hit the road.

May your test results turn out well, MI dude!

Have a good day, all.

Posted by: My life is insanity at September 10, 2019 04:53 AM (HzFOv)

367 * timestamp test *

Posted by: Serious Cat at September 10, 2019 05:44 AM (Xqo6t)

368 Morning 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 10, 2019 05:46 AM (Dhht7)

369 I don't recall Old Pappy Eromero talking about the brave fwench soldiers he saw on the Normandy beach on 6JUNE 1944. Wonder why? Because they won't none. Kinda like the fwench engineers that was promised but won't never seen during OIF.

Posted by: Eromero at September 10, 2019 05:55 AM (UUkQp)

370 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 10, 2019 06:09 AM (u82oZ)

371 Fun Fact: More than 2.5% of the population of Honduras has crossed out border illegally in the last 11 months.

Posted by: Serious Cat at September 10, 2019 06:10 AM (Xqo6t)

372 Good Morning GLories!

Election in NC today. Keeping my fingers crossed that the Republican wins.

Posted by: ALH at September 10, 2019 06:13 AM (GaOgf)

373 Eromero

There was a French commando unit in the British sector on D-Day. A few of the remaining Free French DDs were there. And French Resistance forces helped block German reinforcements.

Most of the French troops were in Italy, where thay gave good service. And the French 2nd Armored Division did OK on the way to Paris.


The US armed the new French Army, and it was helpful around Strasbourg and in the south of France.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 10, 2019 06:13 AM (u82oZ)

374 357 JT

You watched a lot of Heh-Haw, right??

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 10, 2019 06:15 AM (u82oZ)

375 Low comment count on this here ONT.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 10, 2019 06:17 AM (ycWCI)

376 All 16 Climate Change warriors were evacuated by helicopter in challenging conditions, all were Pinocheted for being fucking idiots.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 10, 2019 06:18 AM (JFO2v)

377 375 Low comment count on this here ONT.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 10, 2019 06:17 AM (ycWCI)

Gotta make comments boss!

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 10, 2019 06:19 AM (JFO2v)

378 JT

You watched a lot of Heh-Haw, right??
Posted by: NaCly Dog


If he didn't, he can catch them on YouTube.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 10, 2019 06:21 AM (WavOX)

379 Yay! Fall is in the air!

Overnight low was 77. Down from 78!

Posted by: rickb223 at September 10, 2019 06:22 AM (WavOX)

380 Overnight low was 77. Down from 78!
Posted by: rickb223

Brrrrr. Get out your sweaters boys and girls

Posted by: Bruce at September 10, 2019 06:23 AM (vd8XM)

381 Good morning morons,
I am back from the Left Coast. Son has a french press. Daughter has a Keurig. I am happy to be re-united with my Mr. Coffee.
I see that George Soros partially praised PDT. I guess Soros only likes Commies when he is in charge.

Posted by: JAS at September 10, 2019 06:23 AM (I5SAg)

382 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2019 06:25 AM (cqNba)

383 My mistake. Soros loves the Fascists/Nazis.

Posted by: JAS at September 10, 2019 06:26 AM (I5SAg)

384 Brrrrr. Get out your sweaters boys and girls
Posted by: Bruce



LOL. It wouldn't be so bad if we could get some rain.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 10, 2019 06:26 AM (WavOX)

385 It's too bad that their full on sailing ship got caught in the ice, but at least they weren't putting and Carbons in the air.

What? A diesel ship??
At least it was an electric helicopter that saved them thought, right?
What, that's a no too.

Hmmmm.

Posted by: Bruce at September 10, 2019 06:26 AM (vd8XM)

386 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Top o ta mornin to ya, gov'nor.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 10, 2019 06:26 AM (u82oZ)

387 I am back from the Left Coast. Son has a french press. Daughter has a Keurig. I am happy to be re-united with my Mr. Coffee.


I tried a french press, and I've been to hotels and relatives houses that have the Keurig.

I agree with you

Posted by: Bruce at September 10, 2019 06:27 AM (vd8XM)

388 LOL. It wouldn't be so bad if we could get some rain.
Posted by: rickb223

We got some yesterday, and this morning. More is promised.
Fingers crossed

Posted by: Bruce at September 10, 2019 06:28 AM (vd8XM)

389 66 here, I think. Supposed to get up to 95 today. Not sure on that one.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 10, 2019 06:28 AM (ycWCI)

390 Bruce

Fen's Law and all that.

No fossil fuel = no Western Civilization. Very little food. No Rx drugs, etc.

The Left are an idiotic Doomsday club who should be shunned by all. Alas.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 10, 2019 06:29 AM (u82oZ)

391 389 66 here, I think. Supposed to get up to 95 today. Not sure on that one.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 10, 2019 06:28 AM (ycWCI)

80 going to 94 here by NASA

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 10, 2019 06:29 AM (JFO2v)

392 Heh

https://youtu.be/Ed-5Zzdbx0E

Posted by: jsg at September 10, 2019 06:29 AM (+iYOr)

393 No fossil fuel = no Western Civilization. Very little food. No Rx drugs, etc.

The Left are an idiotic Doomsday club who should be shunned by all. Alas.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 10, 2019 06:29 AM (u82oZ)

Remember, they will still have fossil fuels, Iphones and air conditioning in their plan, it is just the unwashed masses who should not have those things.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 10, 2019 06:30 AM (ycWCI)

394 The Left are an idiotic Doomsday club who should be shunned by all. Alas.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

At first I read that as "chummed by all"

We're gonna need a bigger boat

Posted by: Bruce at September 10, 2019 06:31 AM (vd8XM)

395 I'm in a bit of a rut but I thought of two new rules to follow that might turns things around for me...

1.) Always take a shower as soon as I wake up (be it 9am or 6pm... just get ready.)

2). Wait at least 1 hour after getting ready to check out what's happening on the internet.

I figure if I follow those two rules faithfully the rest of life will fall into place.

Wish me luck!

Posted by: Serious Cat at September 10, 2019 06:31 AM (Xqo6t)

396 G'morning, Salty.

Second van, with 660 gallons of stolen gasoline found yesterday evening in Baltimore County.

On top o the one with 80 gallons of diesel fuel that shut down enter city Baltimore yesterday mid-day.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2019 06:31 AM (cqNba)

397 Bruce

I'm OK with your edit.

Barracuda and sharks got to eat. It's for Gaia.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 10, 2019 06:32 AM (u82oZ)

398 390 Bruce

Fen's Law and all that.

No fossil fuel = no Western Civilization. Very little food. No Rx drugs, etc.

The Left are an idiotic Doomsday club who should be shunned by all. Alas.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 10, 2019 06:29 AM (u82oZ)

Progressive may love themselves but have no real love for life. Sure they gush over the deaths in a mass shooting or hurricane but only to blame someone (gun owners) not in any way connected or to spread Globull Warming BS.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 10, 2019 06:32 AM (JFO2v)

399 Second van, with 660 gallons of stolen gasoline found yesterday evening in Baltimore County.

On top o the one with 80 gallons of diesel fuel that shut down enter city Baltimore yesterday mid-day.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2019 06:31 AM (cqNba)

That is a bit of fuel. Someone is getting serious about rat control.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 10, 2019 06:33 AM (ycWCI)

400 293 Aetius451AD

Absolutely. Fen's Law is the Left believes nothing they preach to others.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 10, 2019 06:35 AM (u82oZ)

401 I saw something last night, an article talking about the invention of a bacteria which would consume plastics in the ocean and convert them to water. The link was to a site of ad hell, but I keep wondering if these fruit loops have never read any dystopian fiction.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 10, 2019 06:35 AM (ycWCI)

402 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Large body counts associated with pipeline theft accidents and stolen gasoline accidents -- in the Third World.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 10, 2019 06:37 AM (u82oZ)

403 Cause, there is a lot of plastic, and if this was actually real and was released into the oceans... um, yeah. Goodbye Iphones.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 10, 2019 06:38 AM (ycWCI)

404 Aetius451AD

Those bacteria exist in nature. The trick is to keep them confined to one spot, and not carbon-fiber airplanes or plastic heart valves.

ISTR the research looks for ways to make the bugs fragile -- needing a supplied cofactor to reproduce.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 10, 2019 06:40 AM (u82oZ)

405 Baltimore has some busy tunnels.

Posted by: pawn at September 10, 2019 06:40 AM (PveK5)

406 "I saw something last night, an article talking about the invention of a bacteria which would consume plastics in the ocean and convert them to water. The link was to a site of ad hell, but I keep wondering if these fruit loops have never read any dystopian fiction."

Insty linked to it last night.

Comments at the original article are pretty funny.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2019 06:40 AM (cqNba)

407 That is a bit of fuel. Someone is getting serious about rat control.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 10, 2019 06:33 AM (ycWCI)

lol!

Posted by: Serious Cat at September 10, 2019 06:40 AM (Xqo6t)

408 I am back from the Left Coast. Son has a french press. Daughter has a Keurig. I am happy to be re-united with my Mr. Coffee.


I tried a french press, and I've been to hotels and relatives houses that have the Keurig.

I agree with you
Posted by: Bruce


French press. Someone here mentioned stainless steel. If you are going camping, get one. Buddy had a fancy glass one.

And it did what glass things tend to do when they go outside. And it was his only way to make coffee.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 10, 2019 06:41 AM (WavOX)

409 Time for work preps.

Have a blessed day, everyone.

May every traffic light turn green as you approach.
Head on a swivel and have a Mattis plan.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 10, 2019 06:41 AM (u82oZ)

410 ISTR the research looks for ways to make the bugs fragile -- needing a supplied cofactor to reproduce.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 10, 2019 06:40 AM (u82oZ)

*coughJurassicParkcough*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 10, 2019 06:42 AM (ycWCI)

411 Have a good day, NaCLy Dog.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 10, 2019 06:42 AM (ycWCI)

412 "Large body counts associated with pipeline theft accidents and stolen gasoline accidents -- in the Third World."

Interesting place, the Third World Baltimore.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2019 06:42 AM (cqNba)

413 That is a bit of fuel. Someone is getting serious about rat control.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 10, 2019 06:33 AM (ycWCI)


They could call Christopher George and Eric Braeden and get the Rat Patrol roaming again

Posted by: Bruce at September 10, 2019 06:43 AM (vd8XM)

414 Be safe, Salty.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2019 06:43 AM (cqNba)

415 They could call Christopher George and Eric Braeden and get the Rat Patrol roaming again
Posted by: Bruce at September 10, 2019 06:43 AM (vd8XM)

Sit down guys, I misheard him. *drinks*

Posted by: Dean Martin at September 10, 2019 06:44 AM (ycWCI)

416 "They could call Christopher George and Eric Braeden and get the Rat Patrol roaming again"


Victor!!!!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2019 06:44 AM (cqNba)

417 The number of people killed stealing from pipelines in Africa is very high. I guess you just drill, drill, drill, until you break into the pipe line and fill your bucket with whatever. Nigeria comes to mind.

Posted by: Colin at September 10, 2019 06:45 AM (ZPPXy)

418 "They could call Christopher George and Eric Braeden and get the Rat Patrol roaming again"


Victor!!!!!
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

My wife has been watching Young and the Restless since the 70's
Victor has been on in it so long, I now call it "The Old and the Sedentary"

Posted by: Bruce at September 10, 2019 06:46 AM (vd8XM)

419 Drill the pipe with what? How about punching a hole with a hammer and a spike. It's the third world.

Posted by: pawn at September 10, 2019 06:47 AM (PveK5)

420 They could call Christopher George and Eric Braeden and get the Rat Patrol roaming again
Posted by: Bruce at September 10, 2019 06:43 AM (vd8XM)

Sit down guys, I misheard him. *drinks*
Posted by: Dean Martin


Golf clap

Posted by: rickb223 at September 10, 2019 06:48 AM (WavOX)

421 "You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on." - Dean Martin from Mingo Junction

Posted by: pawn at September 10, 2019 06:50 AM (PveK5)

422 Dem congressman Joe Cunningham's wife is outraged her taxpayer-subsidized Obamacare plan doesn't pay for her therapy, their marriage counseling

this is fukn nutz

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 10, 2019 06:50 AM (JFO2v)

423 Son has the stainless steel french press carafe.

Posted by: JAS at September 10, 2019 06:50 AM (I5SAg)

424 "My wife has been watching Young and the Restless since the 70's
Victor has been on in it so long, I now call it "The Old and the Sedentary"


Yeh, that was quite a change in acting direction that he took after Rat Patrol.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2019 06:50 AM (cqNba)

425 Seems there is nothing that global warming can't do. Global warming is being blamed on a shortage of affordable housing according to an article at stateline.org.

Seems hurricanes pick on housing in poor neighborhoods where the houses are made from cheap materials and causes massive destruction there according to the article. Plus once they are destroyed they don't get rebuilt because poor people don't have any money and apparently they don't have insurance either.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at September 10, 2019 06:51 AM (JUOKG)

426 404 Aetius451AD

Those bacteria exist in nature. The trick is to keep them confined to one spot, and not carbon-fiber airplanes or plastic heart valves.

ISTR the research looks for ways to make the bugs fragile -- needing a supplied cofactor to reproduce.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 10, 2019 06:40 AM (u82oZ)

We have a way to stop the animals by holding back an essential enzyme.

Posted by: John Hammond at September 10, 2019 06:52 AM (JFO2v)

427 My wife has been watching Young and the Restless since the 70's
Victor has been on in it so long, I now call it "The Old and the Sedentary"
Posted by: Bruce


Victor - 3,023 episodes. 1980 - 2019.

6,609 total episodes since 1973, per IMDb.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 10, 2019 06:52 AM (WavOX)

428 " Plus once they are destroyed they don't get rebuilt because poor people don't have any money and apparently they don't have insurance either. "

Bernie Sander's target population for increased abortions, right there.

Kill the young ones, before they get on this side of the vagina.

For the children.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2019 06:53 AM (cqNba)

429 The couple that spent the misplaced bank money should have been arrested for stupidity. They should have invested the money not gone on a spending spree.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at September 10, 2019 06:54 AM (H8QX8)

430 Kill the young ones, before they get on this side of the vagina.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2019 06:53 AM (cqNba)

It is not funny, but for some reason I find the phrase 'on this side of the vagina' to be memorable.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 10, 2019 06:55 AM (ycWCI)

431 I missed this

https://dailycaller.com/2019/09/09/coors-light-commercial-bra/

Posted by: John Hammond at September 10, 2019 06:57 AM (JFO2v)

432 off sox

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 10, 2019 06:58 AM (JFO2v)

433 Seems hurricanes pick on housing in poor neighborhoods where the houses are made from cheap materials and causes massive destruction there according to the article. Plus once they are destroyed they don't get rebuilt because poor people don't have any money and apparently they don't have insurance either.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman

The same can be said for formerly nice inexpensive tract homes that go to hell when the owners no longer give a shit

Posted by: Bruce at September 10, 2019 06:58 AM (vd8XM)

434 "It is not funny, but for some reason I find the phrase 'on this side of the vagina' to be memorable. "

As I wrote yesterday evening, we were discussing the Bernie Sanders population control plan at the pub last night.

All the youngsters agreed, after hearing the actual words that Bernie said at the CNN environmental skank-a-thon the other week, that this was what his plan actually represented.

Kill the poor (Mostly black) babies for Mother Earth.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2019 06:59 AM (cqNba)

435 Holy crap, this is the author of the "solar and wind power is failing massively in Germany" article:

"Michael Shellenberger is a Time Magazine Hero of the Environment and Green Book Award Winner.

-

Imagine how badly it must REALLY be doing if this guy is writing about massive failures.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is a Proud Black Woman - my word as a Biden at September 10, 2019 07:00 AM (fsa/N)

436 North Carolina new program to reduce population and help with Globull warming.

Local authorities in North Carolina have released nearly 500 undocumented immigrants in the past 10 months. A total of 489 detainers were ignored by the state law enforcement officials, according to data provided by ICE.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 10, 2019 07:02 AM (JFO2v)

437 Local authorities in North Carolina have released nearly 500 undocumented immigrants in the past 10 months. A total of 489 detainers were ignored by the state law enforcement officials, according to data provided by ICE.
Posted by: rhennigantx

Released.
Sounds like they released pheasants in time for hunting season instead of what it is

Posted by: Bruce at September 10, 2019 07:04 AM (vd8XM)

438 "Local authorities in North Carolina have released nearly 500 undocumented immigrants in the past 10 months. A total of 489 detainers were ignored by the state law enforcement officials, according to data provided by ICE."

Did they get all their shots before being released back into the communities?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2019 07:04 AM (cqNba)

439 500 illegal aliens = 250 DUIs and 1700 anchor babies that will draw welfare for the next 75 years

Posted by: Moron Robbie is a Proud Black Woman - my word as a Biden at September 10, 2019 07:04 AM (fsa/N)

440 It must be a weird feeling for black criminals to wonder why Democrats will separate THEM from their families.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is a Proud Black Woman - my word as a Biden at September 10, 2019 07:06 AM (fsa/N)

441 Are Undocumented Immigrants a native species in North Carolina?

Or are we shooting for the environmental benefit of Bio-Diversity?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2019 07:06 AM (cqNba)

442 Gus Jesus showing off the first contract firearm produced by the US. Pretty pistol.

https://tinyurl.com/y32gk8os

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 10, 2019 07:07 AM (ycWCI)

443 440 It must be a weird feeling for black criminals to wonder why Democrats will separate THEM from their families.
Posted by: Moron Robbie is a Proud Black Woman - my word as a Biden at September 10, 2019 07:06 AM (fsa/N)

It must be a weird feeling for black babies to wonder why Democrats will separate THEM from their mothers.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 10, 2019 07:07 AM (JFO2v)

444 >>It is not funny, but for some reason I find the phrase 'on this side of the vagina' to be memorable.


Kirsten Powers wrote a column about late-term abortion where she boiled it down to real estate, essentially "A distance of 12inches is the difference between life and death."

Posted by: Liddy Dole at September 10, 2019 07:08 AM (bDqIh)

445 "It must be a weird feeling for black criminals to wonder why Democrats will separate THEM from their families."



Ripped from their parents arms, you say?

Posted by: Military Children of America at September 10, 2019 07:08 AM (cqNba)

446
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson
link in nick for the MiMoMe
at September 10, 2019 07:09 AM (hx3Q8)

447 500 illegal aliens = 250 DUIs and 1700 anchor babies that will draw welfare for the next 75 years


Posted by: Moron Robbie is a Proud Black Woman - my word as a Biden at September 10, 2019 07:04 AM

---

Doesn't a week go by without an illegal getting in a DUI crash with injury or death here in NE Texas. You can tell by the way the article is written in the paper if they are illegal. Once in a great while they will use the word "undocumented".

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at September 10, 2019 07:10 AM (JUOKG)

448 445 "It must be a weird feeling for black criminals to wonder why Democrats will separate THEM from their families."



Ripped from their parents arms, you say?
Posted by: Military Children of America at September 10, 2019 07:08 AM (cqNba)

Government family separation programs:
Taxes
Public Schools
Licensing violations
Child support
health and safety regs

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 10, 2019 07:11 AM (JFO2v)

449 Local authorities in North Carolina have released nearly 500 undocumented immigrants in the past 10 months. A total of 489 detainers were ignored by the state law enforcement officials, according to data provided by ICE.
Posted by: rhennigantx


Feds can stop that shit toot sweet simply by arresting the officials and prosecuting them under various and numerous federal laws.

Make it hurt. Qualified immunity goes out the window when you use tour office to break the law intentionally.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 10, 2019 07:11 AM (WavOX)

450 447 Scots

I see where some towns do not do drunk driving checks as all they catch is illegals.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 10, 2019 07:12 AM (JFO2v)

451 "Qualified immunity goes out the window when you use tour office to break the law intentionally. "

What a quaint, yet outdated concept of Justice.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2019 07:13 AM (cqNba)

452


Yeh, that was quite a change in acting direction that he took after Rat Patrol.



And Colossus: The Forbin Project.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 10, 2019 07:13 AM (oVJmc)

453 Aiding illegal aliens

Title 8, U.S.C. 1324(a) defines several distinct offenses related to aliens. Subsection 1324(a)(1)(i)-(v) prohibits alien smuggling, domestic transportation of unauthorized aliens, concealing or harboring unauthorized aliens, *encouraging or inducing unauthorized aliens to enter the United States, and engaging in a conspiracy or aiding and abetting any of the preceding acts.*

Subsection 1324(a)(2) prohibits bringing or attempting to bring unauthorized aliens to the United States in any manner whatsoever, even at a designated port of entry. Subsection 1324(a)(3).

Posted by: rickb223 at September 10, 2019 07:14 AM (WavOX)

454 At the pub, Anakin was killing the Yuenglings.

Thought experiment, bring back every presidential candidate for the past 20 years in a free for all.

I note that Bush and McCain are so pro-Saudi that I would rather have nothing to do with them. And Kerry and Obama are so pro-Iran that they might be in jail, in a saner world then this.

To what degree is American politics wagging the dog for the Shia Sunni split in the middle east? (And the fever-dream that Israel controls everything is even more ridiculous in this light.) If we could make oil barons (and drug lords for that matter) so poor that they can't buy up US politicians that would be great.

So, 110% pro-fracking, since I'm tired of my country being fracked with.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 10, 2019 07:14 AM (LxTcq)

455 14 I'm not overly familiar with all the nuances of U.S. law but could somebody explain what legal rights illegal aliens have?
_________________

They actually have all sorts of rights in the U.S., which is very, very wrong.

Thanks to the Supreme Court case of Plyler v. Doe, they have the right to enroll their kids in our taxpayer-funded public schools and have them educated at our expense.

They also have the right to "free" (i.e., U.S. taxpayer-funded) treatment in our ER's (thanks to a stupid federal law known as EMTALA).

And of course they also have due process rights, Miranda rights, and all the other rights that U.S. citizens have in our judicial system.

And those are just their formal rights. They also have informal rights in many jurisdictions, such as the right not to be held on an ICE detainer, the right not to be arrested for certain crimes, the right not to be prosecuted for certain crimes, the right not to have lengthy sentences imposed (such as the illegal alien bank robber in MA whose judge gave him a sentence of less than one year for two armed bank robbery convictions, because the judge didn't want the illegal to be deported, which would have been required if he'd been sentenced to more than a 1-year term). And illegals also have the right not to file or pay state or federal income taxes, not to register or insure the vehicles they drive on our roads, and many, many other rights not afforded to mere U.S. citizens or legal residents.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 10, 2019 07:15 AM (k4dH2)

456 I'm not overly familiar with all the nuances of U.S. law but could somebody explain what legal rights illegal aliens have?
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They actually have all sorts of rights in the U.S., which is very, very wrong.

Thanks to the Supreme Court case of Plyler v. Doe, they have the right to enroll their kids in our taxpayer-funded public schools and have them educated at our expense.

They also have the right to "free" (i.e., U.S. taxpayer-funded) treatment in our ER's (thanks to a stupid federal law known as EMTALA).

And of course they also have due process rights, Miranda rights, and all the other rights that U.S. citizens have in our judicial system.

And those are just their formal rights. They also have informal rights in many jurisdictions, such as the right not to be held on an ICE detainer, the right not to be arrested for certain crimes, the right not to be prosecuted for certain crimes, the right not to have lengthy sentences imposed (such as the illegal alien bank robber in MA whose judge gave him a sentence of less than one year for two armed bank robbery convictions, because the judge didn't want the illegal to be deported, which would have been required if he'd been sentenced to more than a 1-year term). And illegals also have the right not to file or pay state or federal income taxes, not to register or insure the vehicles they drive on our roads, and many, many other rights not afforded to mere U.S. citizens or legal residents.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer


And YOU, taxpayer, have the right to be played as a sucker, a sap, an ATM.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 10, 2019 07:20 AM (WavOX)

457 456 rick

I assume I am also paying for 80% of the black kids born illegitimately. Both the birth cost and then supporting them until they are 18 or 30. Throw in 35% of the white kids born illegitimately and there go another chunk of my money.

There is zero respect in our current society for working hard, being responsible, paying bills, and putting money in the bank.

Every single Dem Candidate says I am the problem. My white privilege is sucking life, money, rights, etc from some minority or illegal and the only fix is for me to sit in my house, with no lights or A/C, and suffer for my sins.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 10, 2019 07:26 AM (JFO2v)

458 over at the Bee

Buttigieg: 'Life Begins When A Person Registers As A Democrat'

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 10, 2019 07:27 AM (JFO2v)

459 Nood

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at September 10, 2019 07:30 AM (81OU+)

460 The things that one finds around the Metro stops in DC


https://cbsloc.al/2lFKTjZ

Pretty scary looking...but,

https://gunprime.com/product/walther-hk-416-pistol-22lr-20rd-5780303/

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2019 07:30 AM (cqNba)

461 off sock

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Winter Soldier at September 10, 2019 09:28 AM (iikV8)

462 Tablet sign in

Posted by: andycanuck at September 10, 2019 10:16 AM (Dh1wo)

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