Todd Palin Files for Divorce from Sarah Palin, Citing "Incompatability of Temperament"

Corrected -- I had it backwards, who filed against whom.

Thanks to Cheri.

I've got nothing to say about this and I imagine most of you don't, either, but I guess it deserves a short-duration post.

Todd Palin has filed for divorce from Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and GOP vice presidential candidate, citing "incompatibility of temperament” and that “they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife."

Todd Palin, 55, asked to dissolve the couple's 31-year marriage in a filing submitted Friday in Anchorage Superior Court. The paperwork was submitted on Aug. 29, eight days after the couple's anniversary.

The filing, first reported by the Anchorage Daily News, only uses initials but details the couple’s marriage date and the birth date of their 11-year-old son, Trig, and asks for an equal separation of assets and debts.

So you're saying I've got a chance...

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 04:47 PM




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1 First

Posted by: Dr Spank at September 09, 2019 04:48 PM (4e+hS)

2 Todd's kinda cute.

Posted by: Willow at September 09, 2019 04:49 PM (kN3aQ)

3 So it's a he filed/she filed sort of thing.

Posted by: irright at September 09, 2019 04:49 PM (pMGkg)

4 I'll never forget Ace is the one who introduced me to Sarah Palin with a headline about how she demanded a long, vigorous drilling.

Posted by: Geoff Flakey at September 09, 2019 04:49 PM (pPQeR)

5 Fodder for the late night idiots

Posted by: McCool at September 09, 2019 04:49 PM (0F220)

6 "incompatibility of temperament" = She's beating his ass nightly.

Posted by: Dr Spank at September 09, 2019 04:50 PM (4e+hS)

7 >>>2 Todd's kinda cute.
Posted by: Willow

i put up a clip that gets at that, that this is a boon for the ladies too

Posted by: ace at September 09, 2019 04:50 PM (PbpT7)

8 That's sad. They've been through a lot together, so I'm not surprised, but damn.

Posted by: trev006 at September 09, 2019 04:50 PM (Lvrv/)

9 menopause claims another marriage.


Posted by: redc1c4 at September 09, 2019 04:50 PM (SL3Nf)

10 Sorry to hear this.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at September 09, 2019 04:50 PM (SRRAx)

11 Poor Bristol must need some comforting...

Posted by: McCool at September 09, 2019 04:50 PM (0F220)

12 Incompatible is a nice way to get a divorce comparatively

Posted by: Willow at September 09, 2019 04:50 PM (QXYyP)

13 Ace -Go for it. Though I would lead with your shelf building skills.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at September 09, 2019 04:50 PM (N39Ws)

14 >>>9 menopause claims another marriage.


does menopause cause problems like that?

Posted by: ace at September 09, 2019 04:51 PM (PbpT7)

15 I don't think he enjoyed what politics did to their family. And I suspect she wants to leave Alaska but he doesn't

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 09, 2019 04:51 PM (Lqy/e)

16 Sucks. Just sucks.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at September 09, 2019 04:51 PM (Rk2Ph)

17 And the destruction is finally complete...gotta wonder if they look back to 2008 and wish that McCain had never picked her and she had never accepted.

Divorce sucks.

Posted by: H Badger at September 09, 2019 04:51 PM (n/0Nw)

18 Todd's kinda cute.

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[X] True
[ ] Not True

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 09, 2019 04:51 PM (JoUsr)

19 Red sorry i was thinking mid life crisis

Posted by: Willow at September 09, 2019 04:51 PM (Wkb8/)

20 Eh. Public life can wreck home life.
I don't know what the dynamics are, obviously, but for lefty twats who want to gloat, I point to the Kennedys, who are New England white trash if there ever was one.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 09, 2019 04:51 PM (oVJmc)

21 It's really quite sad, after all these years of marriage and political turbulence. I do see this happen quite frequently though - couple married for a few decades and once the kids are grown they decide to go their separate ways.

Posted by: IC at September 09, 2019 04:52 PM (a0IVu)

22 He has someone new in mind.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 09, 2019 04:52 PM (0fbbp)

23 18 Todd's kinda cute.

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[X] True
[ ] Not True
Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 09, 2019 04:51 PM (JoUsr)

A manly man.

Posted by: IC at September 09, 2019 04:52 PM (a0IVu)

24 Eh, divorce sucks. But Sarah is just the right age to appreciate a man of girth.*











*By which I mean I'm fat.

Posted by: joncelli, who's totally not in the pay of Big Alien at September 09, 2019 04:52 PM (RD7QR)

25 >>>19 Red sorry i was thinking mid life crisis


a lot of people find out they don't like each other much within a year, but stay together until the children are grown.

which is pretty noble.

Posted by: ace at September 09, 2019 04:52 PM (PbpT7)

26 Yeah. Ace it might if ashit head husband wants To call it a day when wife complains about hot flashes and cries a bit.

Posted by: Willow at September 09, 2019 04:53 PM (a9yy2)

27 It's a shame. Palin and her family were under such scrutiny, such MSM harassment from 2008 on.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 09, 2019 04:53 PM (bDqIh)

28 :-(

Posted by: rickb223 at September 09, 2019 04:53 PM (5CJXD)

29 does menopause cause problems like that?

Posted by: ace at September 09, 2019 04:51 PM (PbpT7)

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it occurs in both men and women, and the changes in hormones can have cascade effects on all aspects of your body, its chemistry, and thus your temperament.

there's more to it than just "hot flashes"

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 09, 2019 04:53 PM (SL3Nf)

30 So.

The glasses/naughty school teacher thing got boring after 31 years.

Posted by: Miklos, a goody two shoes at September 09, 2019 04:54 PM (QzkSJ)

31 Whaddya bet this gets a lot more attention than Omar's various marital "arrangements"?

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 09, 2019 04:54 PM (pPNCa)

32 Todd has a last 20 something side piece. Dude obviously values his privacy and solitude as well.

Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 09, 2019 04:54 PM (E67Aw)

33 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at September 09, 2019 04:54 PM (Zz0t1)

34 Ace true. We don't really want to divorcd the kids. Who I often happen. In. A cantankerous breakup

Posted by: Willow at September 09, 2019 04:55 PM (AR4yc)

35 Taking a number. Standing in Sarah's line.


*Makes call me sign.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 09, 2019 04:55 PM (5CJXD)

36 Nuclear physics is easy. Relationships are hard.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 09, 2019 04:55 PM (+y/Ru)

37 People get divorced. Even famous people in politics. It happens.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 09, 2019 04:55 PM (FiUMj)

38 If a marriage like the Palins' is on the rocks can Kurt and raimondo be far behind ?

Posted by: Lebron Horowitz at September 09, 2019 04:55 PM (UFgOG)

39 I'm wondering if her ego got in the way, or if his ego got in the way because women started throwing their panties at him and the grass is always greener.

Posted by: Sponge at September 09, 2019 04:55 PM (Zz0t1)

40 But Sarah is just the right age to appreciate a man of girth.




*use Schwartzie voice*

Ja, I am a big girthy man

Posted by: Miklos, here to pump you up (so to speak) at September 09, 2019 04:55 PM (QzkSJ)

41 Women have testosterone spikes in pre-menopause which is when many divorces by them are filed. And the aggression, Lord the aggression and violence.

Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 09, 2019 04:55 PM (E67Aw)

42 Bets on of the View covers this, and Meghan McCain takes one more dig in at the family?

Divorce is misery, for the spouses and the kids. Best of luck to the Palin family as they sort all this out.

Posted by: LizLem at September 09, 2019 04:56 PM (hvf9s)

43 I think it is a He said/She Shed ? IYKWIM

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at September 09, 2019 04:56 PM (BqBId)

44 He's got himself a honey on the side.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 09, 2019 04:56 PM (YB89a)

45 Yikes. That's pretty sad.

Posted by: Someguy at September 09, 2019 04:56 PM (4i8PS)

46 38 If a marriage like the Palins' is on the rocks can Kurt and raimondo be far behind ?

Posted by: Lebron Horowitz at September 09, 2019 04:55 PM (UFgOG)

Kurt and Raimondo got married?

Posted by: IC at September 09, 2019 04:56 PM (a0IVu)

47 I'm surprised their marriage survived this long.

The pressure on that family was unbelievable.

Horseback guess: She wants to stay in politics and he wants to put it all behind them and move on.

Posted by: blake - used salesman salesman
at September 09, 2019 04:56 PM (qC1Sy)

48 Trump ruins fucking everything.

Posted by: clutch cargo at September 09, 2019 04:56 PM (Z1ykJ)

49 Palin should invite Meghan McCain to the divorce.

Posted by: Dr Spank at September 09, 2019 04:56 PM (4e+hS)

50 Marriage > dealing with relativity in sci-fi stories

Posted by: Moron Robbie is a Proud Black Woman - my word as a Biden at September 09, 2019 04:56 PM (fsa/N)

51 I really looked up to the Palin family and empathized with them.....but almost every single member has gone down in flames. Very different look for the family today vs 2008. Did the MSM cause it? Maybe

Posted by: BacktoGA at September 09, 2019 04:56 PM (GX3JQ)

52 20 Eh. Public life can wreck home life.
I don't know what the dynamics are, obviously, but for lefty twats who want to gloat, I point to the Kennedys, who are New England white trash if there ever was one.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 09, 2019 04:51 PM (oVJmc)

The Kennedys are indescribably more trashy than the Palins. At least the Palins stick to killing moose, instead of humans. And of course the Kennedys are much more entitled.

Honestly, I do blame Sarah a little bit for accepting the VP slot. She wasn't ready, even if she would have been miles better than SCOAMF or her running mate. Sometimes you're being set up to Quayle.

Posted by: trev006 at September 09, 2019 04:56 PM (Lvrv/)

53
Fodder for the late night idiots
Posted by: McCool


And morning idiots.
And afternoon idiots.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 09, 2019 04:57 PM (aKsyK)

54 Dear Todd,

Always remember:
Sarah can shoot & gut a moose. Live accordingly.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 09, 2019 04:57 PM (5CJXD)

55 Early for OT I know....but holy shit the Trump Alabama hurricane story is the top story on Google News. A week later and it's still happening. Aye carumba!

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 09, 2019 04:57 PM (FiUMj)

56 >>He's got himself a honey on the side.

Is that a guess, or has this already been gossiped about and will come out after the divorce?

Posted by: Lizzy at September 09, 2019 04:57 PM (bDqIh)

57 Now wait.


I was promised "nood Palin" in a comment last thread.


I believe this goes beyond acceptable limits here, and I think ace should mete out punishment.


[now there's one of those odd words - "mete" - only used in this one context, right?]

Posted by: rhomboid at September 09, 2019 04:57 PM (QDnY+)

58 Anyway as someone who is experiencing the menopausal e deal it's not for wusses or their male counterparts. Justine a man's midlife find himself

Posted by: Willow at September 09, 2019 04:57 PM (pOn6m)

59 >>>Horseback guess: She wants to stay in politics and he wants to put it all behind them and move on.

i don't know about elective politics (if that's what you meant) but they might very well have a sharp disagreement on whether fame or privacy is more valuable.

Posted by: ace at September 09, 2019 04:57 PM (PbpT7)

60 This just dissapoints me. After being married for so long why would they throw it away. Sad.

Posted by: usntakim at September 09, 2019 04:58 PM (0OmEj)

61 "Kurt and Raimondo got married?"
-Posted by: IC at September 09, 2019 04:56 PM (a0IVu)

They were... *cough* ...conjoined.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at September 09, 2019 04:58 PM (Ckg4U)

62

The D-word.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 09, 2019 04:58 PM (aKsyK)

63 Glleefully awaiting Todd's tell all book!

Posted by: MFM at September 09, 2019 04:58 PM (MAstk)

64 This is terrible. The kids are mostly grown, right?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 04:58 PM (ykYG2)

65 I think menopause depends on the lady. My wife was fine, emotionally, as long as I kept the temp at 50 degrees

Posted by: Mog Smash at September 09, 2019 04:58 PM (qMjSx)

66 All I can say is I'm saying a prayer for the Palins and their kids...

sadly I'm also wishing evil on the pond scum that savaged Sarah relentlessly when she was trying to participate in what once was an almost civilized election process!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 09, 2019 04:58 PM (BiNEL)

67 If they didn't try counseling they gave up too easy. I'm assuming they did and it didn't work obviously.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 09, 2019 04:58 PM (YB89a)

68 Willowed:

Just wondering - what went wrong with them in RECENT years? I would have imagined the strain on them would have been some years back when the Left media wolves were after them.

I always figured that it would be hard on the "First Gentleman" when his wife is a high powered politician. I often wonder how Denis Thatcher across the pond took it so well.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 09, 2019 04:58 PM (ujg0T)

69 When I was a set of young tiny nipples, my mom and her friends used to joke about menopause causing their uteruses to fall out. Not something a 1st grader should have to hear. Horrifying and terrifying.

Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 09, 2019 04:58 PM (E67Aw)

70 People get divorced. Even famous people in politics. It happens.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 09, 2019 04:55 PM (FiUMj)

Sounds like the Palins are at least trying to be civilized about it, and not trying the case in the media.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 04:58 PM (jEgzt)

71 Will Sarah Palin start using her maiden name again?

Posted by: Surfperch at September 09, 2019 04:58 PM (l1sdS)

72 64 This is terrible. The kids are mostly grown, right?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 04:58 PM (ykYG2)

Except for their youngest with DS who is 11.

Posted by: IC at September 09, 2019 04:59 PM (a0IVu)

73 Well, 'ettes, here's an opportunity for you.

https://bit.ly/2lLeFn8

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 09, 2019 04:59 PM (+y/Ru)

74 "mete" - only used in this one context, right?]

Posted by: rhomboid

If it is meet.

Posted by: Miklos, gettin' all Shakespearian at September 09, 2019 04:59 PM (QzkSJ)

75 Frkn phone

Posted by: Willow at September 09, 2019 04:59 PM (jDr7d)

76 Early for OT I know....but holy shit the Trump Alabama hurricane story is the top story on Google News.

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The craziest part is that Trump got national weather forecasters working for the federal government to apologize to him for f*cking up their weather forecasts.

Is there nothing that orange Midas can't do?

Posted by: Moron Robbie is a Proud Black Woman - my word as a Biden at September 09, 2019 04:59 PM (fsa/N)

77 Is that a guess, or has this already been gossiped about and will come out after the divorce?


That would be my guess since he initiated it. Usually guys who just don't want to be married anymore become more and more assholish until their wife divorces them.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 09, 2019 04:59 PM (0fbbp)

78 The pressure on that family was unbelievable.

The same thing happens to families that lose a child (toddler, teenager, adult, child's age doesn't matter) to murder. The public scrutiny that parents of a murdered child undergo often drives husband and wife apart.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 09, 2019 04:59 PM (pPNCa)

79 at least we can count on the MSM not to gloat or make this a circus

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 04:59 PM (ykYG2)

80 The son is a ton of trouble. I'm sure that didn't help.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 09, 2019 04:59 PM (YB89a)

81 Thread-jacking here, as I am catching a flight to Alaska in a few minutes, as I assume many of the Rons are.

Stanley Kubrick explains the ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey:

https://tinyurl.com/Kubrick-2001-Ending-Makes-Sens

Pretty cool article. Don't know if I believe him. I think the ending was just the drugs talkin'.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 09, 2019 05:00 PM (Mo1SD)

82 He's got himself a honey on the side.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 09, 2019 04:56 PM (YB89a)


My brother always says show me the hottest chick on the planet and I'll show you a dude that's tired of fucking it.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 09, 2019 05:00 PM (9Om/r)

83 I'm not gonna say this is Todd's fault, even though that'll probably be most people's default assumption. I've seen this happen with way too many friends and relatives over the years, a lot of strange hard things happen along the way, and sometimes two people just can't live together anymore.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 09, 2019 05:00 PM (Kpl3J)

84 >>> Todd has a last 20 something side piece. Dude obviously values his privacy and solitude as well.

So does Bill Clinton I bet, and other lefty politicians. Guess which political party's personal dirty laundry the media chooses to air out?

Posted by: LizLem at September 09, 2019 05:00 PM (hvf9s)

85
"Kurt and Raimondo got married?"
-Posted by: IC
They were... *cough* ...conjoined.
Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond


Tragic Transporter Trouble

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 09, 2019 05:00 PM (aKsyK)

86 Sometimes you're being set up to Quayle.

Posted by: trev006 at September 09, 2019 04:56 PM (Lvrv/)[i/]

Well done!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 09, 2019 05:00 PM (BiNEL)

87 i don't know about elective politics (if that's what you meant) but they might very well have a sharp disagreement on whether fame or privacy is more valuable.
Posted by: ace at September 09, 2019 04:57 PM (PbpT7)
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Probably a more accurate assessment.

Posted by: blake - used salesman salesman
at September 09, 2019 05:00 PM (qC1Sy)

88 The son is a ton of trouble. I'm sure that didn't help.
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 09, 2019 04:59 PM (YB89a)


They ARE from rural Alaska and that seems to be a common them in those parts......

Posted by: Sponge at September 09, 2019 05:01 PM (Zz0t1)

89 Presdent Oboma will never does anything like thsi to Micheale Obama !! They be the brest copl;e in America !!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Obamaboro, VT and proud of it !!!! at September 09, 2019 05:01 PM (qM84C)

90 I don't think BJ Clinton's sidepieces are 20something.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 05:01 PM (ykYG2)

91 The Palins had some journo type rent the house next to theirs just to spy on them.

I expected some swift and none-too-subtle Alaska justice.

Posted by: Miklos, a nullifying juror at September 09, 2019 05:01 PM (QzkSJ)

92 31 years of marriage is a long time. Really is a shame they couldn't work things out.

Posted by: redridinghood at September 09, 2019 05:01 PM (wiXsO)

93 71 Will Sarah Palin start using her maiden name again?
Posted by: Surfperch at September 09, 2019 04:58 PM (l1sdS)

Sarah Powerslave?

Posted by: josephistan at September 09, 2019 05:01 PM (Izzlo)

94 Kurt and Raimondo got married?

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Going
To the crap hole and we're
Gonna get mare-air-air-eed

Posted by: Moron Robbie is a Proud Black Woman - my word as a Biden at September 09, 2019 05:01 PM (fsa/N)

95 Grump is right.

Posted by: Willow at September 09, 2019 05:01 PM (CrsEl)

96 [now there's one of those odd words - "mete" - only used in this one context, right?]

Posted by: rhomboid at September 09, 2019 04:57 PM (QDnY+)

The other usage might be out of bounds.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 05:02 PM (jEgzt)

97 [now there's one of those odd words - "mete" - only used in this one context, right?]

Posted by: rhomboid at September 09, 2019 04:57 PM (QDnY+)

We need to see the entomology of "mete" before we can affirm proper usage.

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Posted by: tbodie at September 09, 2019 05:02 PM (sMMcg)

98 Early for OT I know....but holy shit the Trump Alabama hurricane story is the top story on Google News. A week later and it's still happening. Aye carumba!

Rahm Emanuel, of all people, was on one of the Sunday shows telling everyone the media was being played by Trump on this. Trump himself Tweeted out a meme from Carpe Donktum's new MemeWorld site that shows Trump leading around a cat labeled "CNN" with a laser pointer aimed at the hurricane map.

Posted by: Ian S. at September 09, 2019 05:02 PM (ZGrMX)

99 Sounds like the Palins are at least trying to be civilized about it, and not trying the case in the media.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 04:58 PM (jEgzt)
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Won't matter, it will happen anyway.

Posted by: blake - used salesman salesman
at September 09, 2019 05:02 PM (qC1Sy)

100 at least we can count on the MSM not to gloat or make this a circus
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 04:59 PM (ykYG2)


Republicans hate family and have no moral ground to stop abortion.

Posted by: Tater Salad at September 09, 2019 05:02 PM (Zz0t1)

101 Grump is right.

*perks up*

That's not something I hear very often.

*beams*

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 09, 2019 05:02 PM (0fbbp)

102 Nematode says what!?

Posted by: Sheldon J. Plantkton at September 09, 2019 05:02 PM (0D+GD)

103 Sad.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2019 05:03 PM (NWiLs)

104 That's too bad, 31 years.

Posted by: BuckIV at September 09, 2019 05:03 PM (PZ2ib)

105 >>>Stanley Kubrick explains the ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey:

https://tinyurl.com/Kubrick-2001-Ending-Makes-Sens

Pretty cool article. Don't know if I believe him. I think the ending was just the drugs talkin'.

...

that's the impression I had, except about the zoo. He has previously spoken about the movie being about birthdays in humanity (use of tools, conquest of space, contact with alien species and then the "star baby" which represents humanity becoming an intersteller species.

This stuff jibes with all of that.

People have underscored that hte word "birthday" appears in the movie more times than you'd think was necessary if it weren't part of the theme.

Posted by: ace at September 09, 2019 05:03 PM (PbpT7)

106 6 "incompatibility of temperament" = She's beating his ass nightly.
Posted by: Dr Spank at September 09, 2019 04:50 PM (4e+hS)



Proving my point at #68. It seems that ANY husband of a prominent female politician is going to get some trash talking
like that.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 09, 2019 05:03 PM (ujg0T)

107 Track Palin pretty obviously has PTSD and it's a sad situation.

Posted by: the dandy at September 09, 2019 05:03 PM (bR08X)

108 Sad. Sorry for them and the kids.

Posted by: Caliban at September 09, 2019 05:03 PM (qEujL)

109 [now there's one of those odd words - "mete" - only used in this one context, right?]

Posted by: rhomboid at September 09, 2019 04:57 PM (QDnY+)

The other usage might be out of bounds.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Would one who metes be a meter?

Posted by: Miklos, logical at September 09, 2019 05:03 PM (QzkSJ)

110 Huh.

I thought her maiden name was "Milf".

Posted by: Sharkman at September 09, 2019 05:04 PM (Mo1SD)

111 The trend I've been seeing in some divorces--not just in Hollywood but other high profile divorces--is that the husband and wife assure everyone that the decision is no big deal. They issue a joint PR statement that the separation is "amicable"; there's "no bitterness and they remain good friends."

That is, except for the unspoken fact that they can't stand to live together anymore--not even for the sake of the children.

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at September 09, 2019 05:04 PM (c+n3A)

112 Well, 'ettes, here's an opportunity for you.

https://bit.ly/2lLeFn8
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 09, 2019 04:59 PM
***********
Kimberly Guilfoyle

Posted by: redridinghood at September 09, 2019 05:04 PM (wiXsO)

113 We need to see the entomology of "mete" before we can affirm proper usage.

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Posted by: tbodie at September 09, 2019 05:02 PM (sMMcg)

It's from the Old English metan meaning to measure or set out. It's distantly related to the Greek metron where we get the word Meter.

Posted by: Surfperch at September 09, 2019 05:04 PM (l1sdS)

114 >>> I really looked up to the Palin family and empathized with them.....but almost every single member has gone down in flames.

I watched the reality Sarah Palin's Alaska back in the day, and her father, a retired teacher, was absolutely adorable. Hope he is still around to be a rock and help his grandson Trig handle the changes.

Posted by: LizLem at September 09, 2019 05:04 PM (hvf9s)

115 As for Ace, I certainly think he has a chance. Has he ever shot a bear?

Posted by: Caliban at September 09, 2019 05:04 PM (qEujL)

116 That's pretty sad - and like H. Badger said at #17 - if she had any idea of what she would walk into when John McCain offered her a place on the ticket, would she have gracefully turned it down? She had a good, solid local career going in Alaska politics, she had high ratings as a governor ... and the national spotlight and the venomous antipathy of the national media/entertainment complex basically turned her into a punchline. Not to mention apparently trashing her family life.
I have seen speculation here and there that John McCain basically just wanted to lose gracefully; had no serious fire-in-the-belly to win. She was the only reason that he had any chance at all, and his campaign staff pretty much knifed her in the back when she took the whole campaign seriously. They tossed her aside like a used Kleenex. I'd be incandescent with rage at being used in that underhanded manner, were I in her shoes. A promising career in state politics essentially derailed, family life a travesty and now a marriage wrecked.
I guess the only people who can get into politics now must have a cast-iron ego and a damn-near bottomless bank account.

Posted by: Sgt. Mom at September 09, 2019 05:04 PM (xnmPy)

117 Gee, can't wait to hear what Nicole Wallace has to say about this. What a bitch.

Posted by: Cheri at September 09, 2019 05:05 PM (oiNtH)

118 Why is everyone assuming that Todd is the one with the side piece? Maybe Sarah has a young buck stashed somewhere. Or maybe they are both equally at fault.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 09, 2019 05:05 PM (NFEMn)

119 i'm going to guess that "mete" comes from french/latin mettre/mettare or whatever, which means "put."

https://www.etymonline.com/word/mete

WRONGO!

mete (v.)
"to allot," Old English metan (West Saxon mæton), "to measure, ascertain the dimension or quantity of; measure out; compare; estimate the greatness of value of" (class V strong verb; past tense mæt, past participle meten), from Proto-Germanic *metana "to measure" (source also of Old Saxon metan, Old Frisian, Old Norse meta, Dutch meten, Old High German mezzan, German messen, Gothic mitan "to measure"),

mete (n.)

by c. 1400, "a goal" (a sense now obsolete); late 15c. (Caxton) "a boundary, limit, boundary mark," from Old French mete "limit, bounds, frontier" and directly from Latin meta "goal, boundary, post, pillar,"

Posted by: ace at September 09, 2019 05:05 PM (PbpT7)

120 a lot of people find out they don't like each other much within a year, but stay together until the children are grown.



which is pretty noble.


That's why I stayed married to The Daughter of Satan until B'Boy^2 was out of HS.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at September 09, 2019 05:05 PM (HaL55)

121 I often wonder how Denis Thatcher across the pond took it so well.

Denis Thatcher was a successful businessman in his own right. In addition, he valued his marriage to the PM because it was his second marriage. He had married his first wife during WWII, and went off to serve in the army-- during which time she had an affair with another man and told Denis that she wanted a divorce when he left the army in 1946.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 09, 2019 05:05 PM (pPNCa)

122 >>at least we can count on the MSM not to gloat or make this a circus


Heh, yeah, I'm sure all those shriveled up feminist shrews who put their career first and aborted every pregnancy (lookin' at you, MoDo) and reacted to happily married w/kids, successful Palin in 2008 as if she were holy water thrown on a vampire will not gloat one bit.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 09, 2019 05:05 PM (bDqIh)

123 Ouch. So sad.


Wasn't Todd severely injured in a snowmobile accident a few years back? I don't remember seeing very much of him or Sarah after that.

Posted by: pookysgirl, scrivener extraordinaire at September 09, 2019 05:05 PM (XKZwp)

124 Sigh

But life goes on

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 09, 2019 05:05 PM (p0A33)

125 Pretty cool article. Don't know if I believe him. I think the ending was just the drugs talkin'.
Posted by: Sharkman at September 09, 2019 05:00 PM (Mo1SD)

I read a lot of Arthur C. Clarke, I never had any doubt about what the ending meant. But it wasn't exactly an argument for the movie to say "Duh, if you go back and read the stories it's obvious." What he becomes at the end is the entire reason the Obelisks were placed, first on the Earth, and then on the Moon. So the aliens, who had by this time become non-corporeal, could send back someone remade in their image to guide the future development of humanity.

In "Childhood's End", Clarke laid out a tale of what he thought that development could be. Not related to 2001, but it showed how Clarke's mind worked.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 09, 2019 05:05 PM (Kpl3J)

126 Just did a 2019 image search of Willow Palin. She is super cute and pretty. The guy she allowed to get her pregnant, is a solid 4 while she is 7.5 or a 9 for Alaska.

Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 09, 2019 05:05 PM (E67Aw)

127
My brother always says show me the hottest chick on the planet and I'll show you a dude that's tired of fucking it.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 09, 2019 05:00 PM (9Om/r)

It's probably not the fucking so much as the nagging and bitchiness.

Posted by: Someguy at September 09, 2019 05:05 PM (4i8PS)

128 >>>115 As for Ace, I certainly think he has a chance. Has he ever shot a bear?

I am the b-word in the room.

Posted by: ace at September 09, 2019 05:06 PM (PbpT7)

129 >>>
The other usage might be out of bounds.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Would one who metes be a meter?
Posted by: Miklos

oh nice!

I didn't make these connections. Well done.

Posted by: ace at September 09, 2019 05:07 PM (PbpT7)

130 Gee, can't wait to hear what Nicole Wallace has to say about this. What a bitch.
Posted by: Cheri at September 09, 2019 05:05 PM (oiNtH)

She'll probably say something along the lines of , "Well, duh ! We all saw signs even in 2008 that the whole Family Values thing was a fraud!"

I betcha she says something like this.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 09, 2019 05:07 PM (NFEMn)

131
Cool etymology.


Now do WRONGO!

Posted by: Miklos, spilling bourbon on his OED at September 09, 2019 05:07 PM (QzkSJ)

132 118 Why is everyone assuming that Todd is the one with the side piece? Maybe Sarah has a young buck stashed somewhere. Or maybe they are both equally at fault.
Posted by: JoeF. at September 09, 2019 05:05 PM (NFEMn)

I'm going with they both do and it's been open marriage for a minute. But the driving force is Todd wants privacy and solitude and no drama.

Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 09, 2019 05:07 PM (E67Aw)

133 Why is everyone assuming that Todd is the one with the side piece? Maybe Sarah has a young buck stashed somewhere. Or maybe they are both equally at fault.
Posted by: JoeF. at September 09, 2019 05:05 PM (NFEM

Because I assume he would have at least one arrest for assault and battery if Sarah was having an affair. I know I would .

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 09, 2019 05:07 PM (YB89a)

134 OT: Chicxulub -
news.yahoo.com/dinosaurs-extinction-asteroid-hit-force-180116094.html

10,000,000,000 Hiroshimas. The tsunami reached Illinois. Trees caught fire 1000 years ago.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 05:08 PM (ykYG2)

135 *high five with AOP*

Posted by: Miklos, spilling more bourbon on his OED at September 09, 2019 05:08 PM (QzkSJ)

136 Why is everyone assuming that Todd is the one with the side piece? Maybe Sarah has a young buck stashed somewhere.

The Paolo, he is the ultimate in discretion.

Posted by: The Paolo at September 09, 2019 05:08 PM (ZGrMX)

137
14 >>>9 menopause claims another marriage.


does menopause cause problems like that?
Posted by: ace at September 09, 2019 04:51 PM (PbpT7)

47 I'm surprised their marriage survived this long.

The pressure on that family was unbelievable.

Horseback guess: She wants to stay in politics and he wants to put it all behind them and move on.
Posted by: blake - used salesman salesman
at September 09, 2019 04:56 PM (qC1Sy)



Something, blah blah blah, "the power of AND"

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 09, 2019 05:08 PM (sy5kK)

138 I don't think you're Todd's type.

Posted by: baldilocks at September 09, 2019 05:08 PM (SIP8o)

139 How sad. I hate like heck to see any marriage break up, but especially one that lasted 31 years. What a shame.

Posted by: bluebell at September 09, 2019 05:08 PM (igbWJ)

140 Denis Thatcher was a successful businessman in his own right. In addition, he valued his marriage to the PM because it was his second marriage. He had married his first wife during WWII, and went off to serve in the army-- during which time she had an affair with another man and told Denis that she wanted a divorce when he left the army in 1946.
Posted by: Basement Cat at September 09, 2019 05:05 PM (pPNCa)



Thank you for the background. I just meant that I suspect ANY guy married to a prominent (female) politician is going to get some ribbing, often far from good natured.

And it makes me sad to realize I had to add (female) above. Once upon a time that would go without saying.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 09, 2019 05:08 PM (ujg0T)

141
Now do WRONGO!
Posted by: Miklos, spilling bourbon on his OED at September 09, 2019 05:07 PM (QzkSJ)

Not a chance, Boy-o!

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 09, 2019 05:08 PM (Kpl3J)

142 surfperch doing the work rhomboids won't do


And WHAT TFFF was that Alabama/hurricane crap about? I recall thinking "huh? thought it was in the Atlantic?" when I saw a single reference to AL, by Trump, or whoever. That was it, no big deal. Then of course the hysterical "coverage" obliterated any reason to focus on the AL thing, storm was moving north, question was about Carolinas, New England, etc.


And I read, in my 3rd-hand meta way, that "news" outfits are making a big deal out of it.


Guess it's just exhibit #1 zillion of the degradation of the media and much of the country.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 09, 2019 05:08 PM (QDnY+)

143 Definition of Metes and Bounds. Noun. A system used in real estate to define the physical features and boundaries of a piece of property. Origin. 1275-1325 late Middle English.
What are Metes and Bounds. Metes and bounds are the limits or boundaries of a piece of property as identified by its natural landmarks.

https://legaldictionary.net/metes-and-bounds/

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 09, 2019 05:08 PM (BiNEL)

144 Would one who metes be a meter?

Zigaboo Modeliste?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at September 09, 2019 05:09 PM (HaL55)

145 Because I assume he would have at least one arrest for assault and battery if Sarah was having an affair. I know I would .
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 09, 2019 05:07 PM (YB89a)

Why?

Posted by: JoeF. at September 09, 2019 05:09 PM (NFEMn)

146
That Seinfeld clip is so funny I need to subscribe to something... it's not on Amazon or Netflix.

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

147 Only the Left has failed to Move On from Palin and her womb. Because once an enemy always an enemy.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 09, 2019 05:09 PM (QcxQ4)

148 That's a shame. They seemed like a cool couple.

Posted by: Cate at September 09, 2019 05:09 PM (y8dtX)

149 The public scrutiny that parents of a murdered child undergo often drives husband and wife apart.


Posted by: Basement Cat at September 09, 2019 04:59 PM (pPNCa)

I have no idea how my childhood best friend's marriage survived after their three-year-old was beaten to death by her babysitter. They don't come to church the week of her birthday or death, so there's definitely still pain for them. But they're active in their other two kids' lives and in the church, so they seem to have moved on somewhat.

Posted by: pookysgirl, scrivener extraordinaire at September 09, 2019 05:09 PM (XKZwp)

150 Would one who metes be a meter?
Posted by: Miklos, logical at September 09, 2019 05:03 PM (QzkSJ)

No, I think you need to be a Neville for that.

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

151 which is pretty noble.

That's why I stayed married to The Daughter of Satan until B'Boy^2 was out of HS.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy -

I did as well. In my case I still have doubts if it was actually noble or not. The last years were not pleasant no matter how we tried in front of our kids.

Posted by: Cheri at September 09, 2019 05:09 PM (oiNtH)

152 what is the etymology of wrong?

I want to know if it's at all related to "warlock," which means something like "oath-breaker."

wrong (adj.)
late Old English, "twisted, crooked, wry," from Old Norse rangr, earlier *vrangr "crooked, wry, wrong," from Proto-Germanic *wrang- (source also of Danish vrang "crooked, wrong," Middle Dutch wranc, Dutch wrang "sour, bitter," literally "that which distorts the mouth"), from *wrengh-, nasalized variant of *wergh- "to turn," from PIE root *wer- (2) "to turn, bend."

Sense of "not right, bad, immoral, unjust" developed by c. 1300. Wrong thus is etymologically a negative of right (adj.1), which is from Latin rectus, literally "straight." Latin pravus was literally "crooked," but most commonly "wrong, bad;" and other words for "crooked" also have meant "wrong" in Italian and Slavic. Compare French tort "wrong, injustice," from Latin tortus "twisted."


warlock is unrelated -- apparently it comes from "waer," which means not "wrong" or "crooked" but "TRUE."

warlock (n.)
Old English wærloga "traitor, liar, enemy, devil," from wær "faith, fidelity; a compact, agreement, covenant," from Proto-Germanic *wera- (source also of Old High German wara "truth," Old Norse varar "solemn promise, vow"), from PIE root *were-o- "true, trustworthy." Second element is an agent noun related to leogan "to lie" (see lie (v.1); and compare Old English wordloga "deceiver, liar").

Original primary sense seems to have been "oath-breaker;" given special application to the devil (c. 1000), but also used of giants and cannibals. Meaning "one in league with the devil" is recorded from c. 1300. Ending in -ck (1680s) and meaning "male equivalent of a witch" (1560s) are from Scottish. Related: Warlockery.

Posted by: ace at September 09, 2019 05:09 PM (PbpT7)

153 >>> Thank you for the background. I just meant that I suspect ANY guy married to a prominent (female) politician is going to get some ribbing, often far from good natured. And it makes me sad to realize I had to add (female) above. Once upon a time that would go without saying.


This is about me isn't it?

Posted by: Mayor Pete Booty-edge-edge at September 09, 2019 05:10 PM (hvf9s)

154 72 64 This is terrible. The kids are mostly grown, right?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 04:58 PM (ykYG2)

Except for their youngest with DS who is 11.

Posted by: IC


Trigonometry?

Posted by: RonCo Pocket Theologian at September 09, 2019 05:10 PM (+evAm)

155 Kimberly Guilfoyle
Posted by: redridinghood at September 09, 2019 05:04 PM (wiXsO)



She says all the Right words, but any lady who ever was involved with Gavin New-Scum must have something wrong with her.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 09, 2019 05:10 PM (ujg0T)

156 i meant 1000 miles away. it was 66 million years ago

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 05:10 PM (ykYG2)

157 at least we can count on the MSM not to gloat or make this a circus
..........

I'm sure at least Don LeMon will show appropriate tact.

Posted by: wth at September 09, 2019 05:10 PM (v0R5T)

158 138 I don't think you're Todd's type.
Posted by: baldilocks at September 09, 2019 05:08 PM (SIP8o)

Well, he's a guy, so...

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2019 05:10 PM (NWiLs)

159 >>>
That Seinfeld clip is so funny I need to subscribe to something... it's not on Amazon or Netflix.

i think it's on Hulu, maybe.

I've been watching the DVDs, which I bought last month.

I realized that Seinfeld didn't really become Seinfeld until season 7. That's when it started getting kooky, and when Puddy and Peterman had been added.

Posted by: ace at September 09, 2019 05:11 PM (PbpT7)

160 Over 100 posts and no Paolo comments ?
Whose running this place now ?

Posted by: McCool at September 09, 2019 05:11 PM (0F220)

161 I have seen speculation here and there that John McCain basically just wanted to lose gracefully; had no serious fire-in-the-belly to win. She was the only reason that he had any chance at all, and his campaign staff pretty much knifed her in the back when she took the whole campaign seriously. They tossed her aside like a used Kleenex. I'd be incandescent with rage at being used in that underhanded manner, were I in her shoes. A promising career in state politics essentially derailed, family life a travesty and now a marriage wrecked.
I guess the only people who can get into politics now must have a cast-iron ego and a damn-near bottomless bank account.
Posted by: Sgt. Mom


That's exactly what happened. And she needs to go scorched earth on the GOPe.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 09, 2019 05:11 PM (5CJXD)

162 He who has never...something something something and if you live a glass house don't walk around naked. Yada Yada yada

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 09, 2019 05:11 PM (p0A33)

163 Would one who metes be a meter?

Zigaboo Modeliste?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy

A Funky Meter is .96 of an Imperial meter.

Posted by: Miklos, Code Napoleon and similar merde at September 09, 2019 05:11 PM (QzkSJ)

164 Zigaboo Modeliste?

I love the HQ. No reference is too obscure.

Now I have to blast "Cissy Strut" again.

Posted by: Ian S. at September 09, 2019 05:11 PM (ZGrMX)

165 I'd hit it.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 09, 2019 05:11 PM (6ms3X)

166 >>No, I think you need to be a Neville for that.

Did you know that Arthel Neville who is a Fox News talking head is Art Neville's daughter?

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 05:11 PM (ZLI7S)

167 Wasn't Todd seriously injured in an accident a couple of years ago? Could there be financial problems? The kids, especially the older son, appear to have drama continuously. Lots of possible events that may have ruined their relationship. And, Todd may blame some of those problems on Sarah's political life, either consciously or unconsciously.

They have faced a lot of venom as a family that most ppl would not be able to survive. I think of how horrible that witch Cindy McCain treated Sarah, telling her not to attend McCain's funeral, and I am disgusted.

Posted by: Ever at September 09, 2019 05:12 PM (ZZDMQ)

168 10,000,000,000 Hiroshimas.

It makes you wonder how we have any atmosphere at all.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 09, 2019 05:12 PM (0fbbp)

169 146
That Seinfeld clip is so funny I need to subscribe to something... it's not on Amazon or Netflix.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 09, 2019 05:09 PM (13CQC)

It's on hulu. But if you're a big fan, I would recommend getting the DVD sets. They have great special features like deleted scenes, pop up notes, featurettes on episodes.

Posted by: josephistan at September 09, 2019 05:12 PM (Izzlo)

170 That's a shame. They seemed like a cool couple.
Posted by: Cate at September 09, 2019 05:09 PM (y8dtX)

THIS IS FUNNY BECAUSE IT'S REALLY COLD IN ALASKA SO EVERY COUPLE ID COOL.

Posted by: Ben ROTHISBURGLAR at September 09, 2019 05:12 PM (NFEMn)

171 Welcome baldilocks!

Posted by: Miklos, welcoming writer lady at September 09, 2019 05:12 PM (QzkSJ)

172 Another marriage dies because of celebrity.

My wife used to watch those "Real Housewives" shows and what's interesting about them is that pretty quickly, none of the the women were married.

They all broke up their marriages because of the celebrity.

Maybe he had a thing on the side, but a key risk factor to a marriage is when the wife out-earns the husband. It's like the biggest single factor in divorce.

Same with status. Women want high-status men and when they get higher status, they lose interest in the one they have.

Sarah should have taken the L and gotten on with being governor. When she quit that gig, she should have just retired from public life. Her family needed her. Her PAC didn't.

Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 09, 2019 05:12 PM (cfSRQ)

173
Horseback guess: She wants to stay in politics and he wants to put it all behind them and move on.
Posted by: blake - used salesman salesman

=======

I'd love for her to get her act together and get back on the political scene.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 09, 2019 05:12 PM (13CQC)

174 Ace absolutely has a shot, what with his mad carpentry skillz. Chicks dig that.

Posted by: Weasel at September 09, 2019 05:12 PM (GWEz9)

175 Come for the boobs and etymology tangents, stay for the commenter flounces.


And MUMR mad-libs. Those remain awesome.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 09, 2019 05:12 PM (QDnY+)

176 10,000,000,000 Hiroshimas.

It makes you wonder how we have any atmosphere at all.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 09, 2019 05:12 PM (0fbbp)

I saw 10,000,000,000 Hiroshimas open for 10,000 Maniacs

Posted by: JoeF. at September 09, 2019 05:13 PM (NFEMn)

177 Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 7 was great because it was Larry David, doing George Costanza, while also writing a Seinfeld episode where George played a real life Larry. It was trippy as fuck and funny.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 09, 2019 05:13 PM (FiUMj)

178 Always sad to see a long term marriage break up

Posted by: Tuna at September 09, 2019 05:13 PM (jm1YL)

179
Did you know that Arthel Neville who is a Fox News talking head is Art Neville's daughter?

Posted by: JackStraw

Really? Does she Tell It Like It Is?

Posted by: Miklos, on Red Beans and Rice Monday at September 09, 2019 05:13 PM (QzkSJ)

180 I suspect ANY guy married to a prominent (female) politician is going to get some ribbing, often far from good natured.

Angela Merkel's husband (her second, and she is his second wife) is a professor of quantum chemistry named Joachim Sauer. My guess is that not too many people want to mess with a German professor in a STEM field.

Posted by: Basement Cat at September 09, 2019 05:13 PM (pPNCa)

181 89 Presdent Oboma will never does anything like thsi to Micheale Obama !! They be the brest copl;e in America !!!!
Posted by: Mary Clogginstien

Mary, put down the Night Train and step away!

Posted by: sinalco at September 09, 2019 05:14 PM (yODqO)

182 55 Early for OT I know....but holy shit the Trump Alabama hurricane story is the top story on Google News. A week later and it's still happening. Aye carumba!

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 09, 2019 04:57 PM (FiUMj)


It's because the Leftie press has nothing else. They have tried. Mueller was a flop. Fat Jerry Nadless is making a fool of himself with impeachment noise. The GHod Squad has more shit on them than a San Francisco sidewalk.

Problem is that Trump is tweeting down and keeping it alive. Just STFU, Mr President. Quit punching down, no matter how easy it is, or how they piss you off.

I get that Trump needs Twatter to get his message out, but quit answering to the meaningless little farts who insult you.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 09, 2019 05:14 PM (sy5kK)

183 I hope Megyn McCain shows some class and doesn't snark about the Palins.

She never liked Sarah and wasn't shy about saying so.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2019 05:14 PM (ptqGC)

184 Posted by: JoeF. at September 09, 2019 05:09 PM (NFEMn)

You're right , maybe I should just shake the guys hand and wish him good luck.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 09, 2019 05:14 PM (YB89a)

185 64 This is terrible. The kids are mostly grown, right?
________________

They're all over 18 except for the youngest boy.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 09, 2019 05:14 PM (k4dH2)

186 I don't think she's really that particularly interested in politics anymore, which you can't blame her, the nazguls, both among the nutroot left and the top men right in Alaska, tore at her, the enquirer was particularly brutal, McCain turned out to be nearly as nasty as he was with his first wife, to someone that accepted the call of duty, re the memo, which I forgot the name of, her son saw hard tours in northern Iraq and southern Afghanistan, and I wonder if she feels guilty for having encouraged him to volunteer,

Posted by: admiral marcus at September 09, 2019 05:14 PM (x+C/t)

187 Lol, monogamy is so yesterday, even for Nazis.

Posted by: No at September 09, 2019 05:14 PM (7U4AD)

188 I'm so sorry for both of them. The media attention after she joined McCain's team was vicious. I couldn't have dealt with it, yet she did with five kids, one with special needs. Her kids had problems, but I wonder how much of those problems stemmed from the way their mom was treated in the press?

I wish they would find a way to work it out though. 31 years is a long time. Best wishes to them.

Posted by: Moki at September 09, 2019 05:14 PM (mFoNl)

189 I have seen speculation here and there that John McCain basically just wanted to lose gracefully; had no serious fire-in-the-belly to win.



I danced a jig when that cocksucker died and I'll dance one when Romney dies.

Yeah. I'm petty that way. Fuck those two losers.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 09, 2019 05:14 PM (5CJXD)

190 128 >>>115 As for Ace, I certainly think he has a chance. Has he ever shot a bear?

I am the b-word in the room.
Posted by: ace at September 09, 2019 05:06 PM (PbpT7)

You're a bison?

Posted by: joncelli, who's totally not in the pay of Big Alien at September 09, 2019 05:14 PM (RD7QR)

191 She never liked Sarah and wasn't shy about saying so.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2019 05:14 PM (ptqGC)

That fatass was jealous, I reckon

Posted by: IC at September 09, 2019 05:14 PM (a0IVu)

192 134 OT: Chicxulub -
news.yahoo.com/dinosaurs-extinction-asteroid-hit-force-180116094.html

The Meteor - now THAT was someone who metes!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 09, 2019 05:14 PM (Kpl3J)

193 It's sad to see a family torn apart...especially by wild dogs.

Posted by: Jack Handey at September 09, 2019 05:15 PM (0fbbp)

194 160
Over 100 posts and no Paolo comments ?

Whose running this place now ?



Posted by: McCool at September 09, 2019 05:11 PM (0F220)

---
The Paolo he is busy with the many beautiful women of Never Trump. All of the blossoms, so close together. Alaska is, how you say, fvcking cold.

Posted by: The Paolo at September 09, 2019 05:15 PM (cfSRQ)

195 Hiroshima was a firecracker. 2-3% efficient. Lotta wasted U-235.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 09, 2019 05:15 PM (QDnY+)

196 190 128 >>>115 As for Ace, I certainly think he has a chance. Has he ever shot a bear?

I am the b-word in the room.
Posted by: ace at September 09, 2019 05:06 PM (PbpT7)

You're a bison?

Posted by: joncelli, who's totally not in the pay of Big Alien at September 09, 2019 05:14 PM (RD7QR)

No he's a bitch.

Posted by: Someguy at September 09, 2019 05:15 PM (4i8PS)

197 Did you know that Arthel Neville who is a Fox News talking head is Art Neville's daughter?

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 05:11 PM (ZLI7S)

Did not know that. But then I don't watch TV news.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 05:15 PM (jEgzt)

198 Hah! on the Seinfeld clip.

Posted by: m at September 09, 2019 05:15 PM (r666Q)

199 I didn't know who she was until she was announced as McCain's running mate. DanMa'am knew all about her. Sarah Palin was the best reason to vote for McCain I had at that time.

Posted by: DanMan at September 09, 2019 05:16 PM (XTiHL)

200 In Soviet Russia, etymology of Blyat does you!

Posted by: Artyom at September 09, 2019 05:16 PM (0D+GD)

201 Always sad to see a long term marriage break up
Posted by: Tuna at September 09, 2019 05:13 PM (jm1YL)

NOt really

Posted by: A guy named Bill at September 09, 2019 05:16 PM (p0A33)

202 Early for OT I know....but holy shit the Trump Alabama hurricane story
is the top story on Google News. A week later and it's still happening.
Aye carumba!



Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 09, 2019 04:57 PM (FiUMj)



A reminder to all the Sharpiegatetards: I remember Barry saying the Port of Savannah was on the Gulf coast.


That, 57 states, corpsemen, at some point you've made enough money, you didn't build that, doctors are cutting out tonsils and cutting off limbs for money, etc. etc. etc.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2019 05:16 PM (ptqGC)

203 Posted by: JoeF. at September 09, 2019 05:09 PM (NFEMn)

You're right , maybe I should just shake the guys hand and wish him good luck.
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 09, 2019 05:14 PM (YB89a)

If the spouse is cheating, that's the only LEGAL recourse that makes sense.
I mean with all the guns the Palin's have, assault and battery might escalate rather quickly....

Posted by: JoeF. at September 09, 2019 05:16 PM (NFEMn)

204 I don't think it's the temperament that's incompatible.

Posted by: kallisto at September 09, 2019 05:16 PM (yJwni)

205 THIS IS FUNNY BECAUSE IT'S REALLY COLD IN ALASKA SO EVERY COUPLE ID COOL.

Posted by: Ben ROTHISBURGLAR at September 09, 2019 05:12 PM (NFEMn)
.........

This is funny because you misspelled the easiest word in the sentence.

Posted by: wth-lisburger at September 09, 2019 05:16 PM (v0R5T)

206 187 Lol, monogamy is so yesterday, even for Nazis.
Posted by: No at September 09, 2019 05:14 PM (7U4AD)



Your directors at Propaganda Trolling are not keeping you up to date. That slur is tiring, you should have moved onto "White Nationalists".

Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 09, 2019 05:16 PM (ujg0T)

207 a lot of people find out they don't like each other much within a year, but stay together until the children are grown.

which is pretty noble.

Posted by: ace at September 09, 2019 04:52


True. But most should be able to work out squeezing the toothpaste tube from top vs bottom.

I remember something in the vows from " 'till death do us part."

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 09, 2019 05:16 PM (Dhht7)

208 158 138 I don't think you're Todd's type.
Posted by: baldilocks at September 09, 2019 05:08 PM (SIP8o)

Well, he's a guy, so...
Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2019 05:10 PM (NWiLs)

This was directed at ace.

Posted by: baldilocks at September 09, 2019 05:16 PM (SIP8o)

209 Early for OT I know....but holy shit the Trump Alabama hurricane story is the top story on Google News. A week later and it's still happening. Aye carumba!

Rahm Emanuel, of all people, was on one of the Sunday shows telling everyone the media was being played by Trump on this.

-
They're making themselves look like fools. I'm reminded of Jack Lemon in The Great Race covered in pig shit thinking he had shown up his rival saying, "That's another one the Great Leslie can try!"

And speaking of fools, here's Spud Stelter . . .

https://bit.ly/2lDAeGl

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 09, 2019 05:16 PM (+y/Ru)

210 If we're still looking for assholes to ban, here's one : 7U4AD

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 05:16 PM (ykYG2)

211 I am the b-word in the room.
Posted by: ace at September 09, 2019 05:06 PM (PbpT7)
---
Bottom?

Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 09, 2019 05:17 PM (cfSRQ)

212 Hey the Palins are still holding up the long end of the average

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 09, 2019 05:17 PM (p0A33)

213 I've always loved Seinfeld, but my wife hates it. Sounds like "incompatibility of temperament" to me. Would that be grounds for divorce ... or at least a storyline in a Seinfeld episode?

Posted by: ShainS -- Cancel #ErasureCulture at September 09, 2019 05:17 PM (hAJ5r)

214 I danced a jig when that cocksucker died and I'll dance one when Romney dies.

Yeah. I'm petty that way. Fuck those two losers.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 09, 2019 05:14 PM (5CJXD)

Yeah, well start exercising because pricks like Romney with no bad lifestyle habits tend to make it close to 100.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 09, 2019 05:17 PM (NFEMn)

215 My marriage is doing just fine!

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary at September 09, 2019 05:17 PM (JcXHH)

216 >>Did not know that. But then I don't watch TV news.

I didn't know it until Art died a couple months ago. Just seemed weird to me that the daughter of one of the Neville Brothers was a Fox News talking head.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 05:18 PM (ZLI7S)

217 Did you know that Arthel Neville who is a Fox News talking head is Art Neville's daughter?

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 05:11 PM (ZLI7S)
.........

No I did not, but I did know that she is extremely easy on the eyes.

Posted by: wth at September 09, 2019 05:18 PM (v0R5T)

218 the lawfare machinery that was put in place in order to deal with real or imagined ethics scandals, that were generated by a protected bureau witness, William allen, was directed at her, after she came back from the campaign she faced 500k in legal bills, and a never ending wave of ethical complaints,

Posted by: admiral marcus at September 09, 2019 05:18 PM (x+C/t)

219 I didn't know who she was until she was announced as McCain's running mate. DanMa'am knew all about her. Sarah Palin was the best reason to vote for McCain I had at that time.

Glenn Beck had been pushing for her to be the running mate, so it was Christmas for him when she was announced. CNN had him on every show that day I think.

And she was the only reason I voted for McCain (and stood in line for over 3 hours to do so - the turnout for Historic First was unreal).

Posted by: Ian S. at September 09, 2019 05:18 PM (ZGrMX)

220 I did as well. In my case I still have doubts if it was actually noble
or not. The last years were not pleasant no matter how we tried in
front of our kids.


Same here. I hope I didn't do too much damage.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at September 09, 2019 05:18 PM (HaL55)

221 That's why I eventually gave up eating paste: incompatible temperament. Paste makers stopped using certain additives, which meant that it no longer heated up as well in the microwave.

Posted by: Joe Biden at September 09, 2019 05:18 PM (ppBhU)

222 Man I hope Heidi doesn't read that "incompatibility of temperament". I'll be out on my ass.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 09, 2019 05:18 PM (Zv1X1)

223 Divorce is never pleasant. I hope they can find a way to reconcile, and failing that they split the sheets as amicably as possible.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at September 09, 2019 05:18 PM (Qf6sY)

224 Posted by: JoeF. at September 09, 2019 05:16 PM (NFEMn)

I'm half Redneck half Bronx . I'm not thinking in that situation.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 09, 2019 05:18 PM (YB89a)

225 Palin in play! Yummy.

Posted by: Regular joe at September 09, 2019 05:19 PM (6/uwW)

226 167 Wasn't Todd seriously injured in an accident a couple of years ago? Could there be financial problems? The kids, especially the older son, appear to have drama continuously
_______________

Track Palin, the oldest kid and the one with PTSD and drug issues, broke into Todd and Sarah's home in 2017 and beat Todd bloody.

And in 2016, Todd had a serious snow mobile accident that put him in intensive care for two weeks. He had multiple injuries, including multiple broken bones, collapsed lung, etc.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 09, 2019 05:19 PM (k4dH2)

227 183 I hope Megyn McCain shows some class and doesn't snark about the Palins.

She never liked Sarah and wasn't shy about saying so.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2019 05:14 PM (ptqGC)

Meggy Mac is definitely Cindy's daughter. Another shrew but just in a much fatter sausage casing.

Posted by: Ever at September 09, 2019 05:19 PM (ZZDMQ)

228 Didn't Sara have an affair with a huge big black basketball player when she was in college?

Posted by: Nicole Wallace at September 09, 2019 05:19 PM (NFEMn)

229
Waiting for Andrew Sullivan's take.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 09, 2019 05:19 PM (qZ9tN)

230 Posted by: JoeF. at September 09, 2019 05:16 PM (NFEMn)

I'm half Redneck half Bronx . I'm not thinking in that situation.
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 09, 2019 05:18 PM (YB89a)

What a combo.

Posted by: Nicole Wallace at September 09, 2019 05:20 PM (NFEMn)

231 158 138 I don't think you're Todd's type.
Posted by: baldilocks at September 09, 2019 05:08 PM (SIP8o)

Well, he's a guy, so...
Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2019 05:10 PM (NWiLs)
.........

Is he wearing khakis?

Posted by: wth at September 09, 2019 05:20 PM (v0R5T)

232
Women have testosterone spikes in pre-menopause which is when many
divorces by them are filed. And the aggression, Lord the aggression and
violence.

Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 09, 2019 04:55 PM (E67Aw)

I doubt this is true. All hormones tend to decrease during perimenopause and menopause.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 09, 2019 05:20 PM (wYseH)

233 True. But most should be able to work out squeezing the toothpaste tube from top vs bottom.

I remember something in the vows from " 'till death do us part."

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 09, 2019 05:16 PM (Dhht7)

Agree. After near on 30 years of marriage I no longer expect my wife to be able to read my mind.

Posted by: havildar major at September 09, 2019 05:20 PM (jpW6t)

234 Posted by: JoeF. at September 09, 2019 05:16 PM (NFEMn)

I'm half Redneck half Bronx . I'm not thinking in that situation.
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 09, 2019 05:18 PM (YB89a)

This would make a great character in a movie

Posted by: Nicole Wallace at September 09, 2019 05:20 PM (NFEMn)

235 226 And in 2016, Todd had a serious snow mobile accident that put him in intensive care for two weeks. He had multiple injuries, including multiple broken bones, collapsed lung, etc.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 09, 2019 05:19 PM (k4dH2)

Thanks, that's the one I remember.

Posted by: Ever at September 09, 2019 05:20 PM (ZZDMQ)

236 Little Boy was only 22lbs of uranium and yet generated 1.8kilotons of TnT

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 09, 2019 05:20 PM (QcxQ4)

237 She's still sploosh-worthy. Like a screen door in a hurricane.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 09, 2019 05:21 PM (bkUtD)

238 Off Nicole Wallace sock

Posted by: JoeF. at September 09, 2019 05:21 PM (NFEMn)

239 I doubt this is true. All hormones tend to decrease during perimenopause and menopause.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

This guy sounds like he knows.

Posted by: Miklos, trusting CBD on this at September 09, 2019 05:21 PM (QzkSJ)

240 Track Palin, the oldest kid and the one with PTSD and drug issues, broke into Todd and Sarah's home in 2017 and beat Todd bloody."

I didn't know about that story, I can see that right there as a fracture line between the two of them. Todd says "he ain't comin' in to my house again" (which is what I would say if I was him) and Sarah saying "you can't keep my boy out of my house!!!"

Marriages have busted up over a lot less than that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 09, 2019 05:21 PM (Kpl3J)

241 Gee, can't wait to hear what Nicole Wallace has to say about this. What a bitch.
Posted by: Cheri at September 09, 2019 05:05 PM
***********
She can shut her pie hole as she filed for divorce earlier this year

Posted by: redridinghood at September 09, 2019 05:21 PM (wiXsO)

242 I didn't know who she was until she was announced as McCain's running mate. DanMa'am knew all about her. Sarah Palin was the best reason to vote for McCain I had at that time.
Posted by: DanMan


Let's put it this way, I didn't vote for McCain.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 09, 2019 05:21 PM (5CJXD)

243 God rest both of them for the 12 years of abject blind hate from the party that is the compassionate one. And McCain's failures as well.

Posted by: Picric at September 09, 2019 05:21 PM (7XyRd)

244 10,000,000,000 Hiroshimas.

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I won't believe this until Trump draws it in Sharpie.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 09, 2019 05:22 PM (+y/Ru)

245 Going into year 34 in our marriage. No problems here. Are there supposed to be?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2019 05:22 PM (ptqGC)

246 239 I doubt this is true. All hormones tend to decrease during perimenopause and menopause.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

This guy sounds like he knows.

Posted by: Miklos, trusting CBD on this at September 09, 2019 05:21 PM (QzkSJ)

It certainly sounds sciencey enough for me.

Posted by: Someguy at September 09, 2019 05:22 PM (4i8PS)

247 >>>My wife used to watch those "Real Housewives" shows and what's interesting about them is that pretty quickly, none of the the women were married.

Kelsey Grammar's wife was on one of those RH show, and he had a cameo. He looked absolutely miserable, could not act his way happy on that show. It was around that time that I saw him in The Birdcage on Broadway. You cannot sing about love and family in a show like that, and be in a loveless marriage. I think it killed his soul a little.

He found a young stewardess after that, had a whirlwind courtship with her and they got married. He seems to be blissfully happy now, he found with her all the love and support he was missing. I don't approve of infidelity, I'm hoping his divorce was final before he dated his current wife. But sometimes when trapped in a toxic marriage, the best remedy is escape. For everyone.

Posted by: LizLem at September 09, 2019 05:22 PM (hvf9s)

248 there's more to it than just "hot flashes"

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 09, 2019 04:53 PM (SL3Nf)

*looks at ads for Vintage Red Corvettes*

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 09, 2019 05:22 PM (Zv1X1)

249 I doubt this is true. All hormones tend to decrease during perimenopause and menopause.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 09, 2019 05:20 PM (wYseH)

Is that true for CBD oil as well?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 05:22 PM (jEgzt)

250
i think it's on Hulu, maybe.

I've been watching the DVDs, which I bought last month.

I realized that Seinfeld didn't really become Seinfeld until season 7. That's when it started getting kooky, and when Puddy and Peterman had been added.

Posted by: ace

======

Thanks! I can tell by Elaine's hairdo that it's later in the series.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 09, 2019 05:22 PM (13CQC)

251 Women have testosterone spikes in pre-menopause which is when many
divorces by them are filed. And the aggression, Lord the aggression and
violence.

Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 09, 2019 04:55 PM (E67Aw)

I doubt this is true. All hormones tend to decrease during perimenopause and menopause.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 09, 2019 05:20 PM (wYseH)

I've known some pretty horny women just before and/or just after menopause.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 09, 2019 05:23 PM (NFEMn)

252 Little Boy was only 22lbs of uranium and yet generated 1.8kilotons of TnT

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 09, 2019 05:20 PM (QcxQ4)
.......

How many buckets of gas is that?

Posted by: wth at September 09, 2019 05:23 PM (v0R5T)

253
Honestly, I do blame Sarah a little bit for accepting the VP slot. She wasn't ready, even if she would have been miles better than SCOAMF or her running mate. Sometimes you're being set up to Quayle.

Posted by: trev006 at September 09, 2019 04:56 PM (Lvrv/)



Well, yes and no.

As far as political cred, she was fine but she probably didn't realize how vicious the DC/national MSM would be.

But -

How was she to know McCain was running for Preezy with the goal of losing?

and, even if she'd waited, then next up-

Rombley - another cuck running to lose.

8 years later ...if she'd held onto the governorship or maybe senator.

Then along comes Trump.

Now, that would've been a pretty great combo, if by that point she've been able to bring something to the party, which she couldn't.


Unfortunately, she got scuttled in her political prime becuz she been so effective and electrified the voters at the RNC with her speech. By both the Dims and the Reps.

in one of Life's cruel little jokes.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 09, 2019 05:23 PM (SHtRW)

254 223
Divorce is never pleasant. I hope they can find a way to reconcile, and
failing that they split the sheets as amicably as possible.





Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at September 09, 2019 05:18 PM (Qf6sY)

----
As many here likely already know, divorce doesn't solve problems, it just changes them into different problems.

Sometimes, the change is positive, but it's always damaging, especially for kids. Marriage is hard work and the commitment must be total.

Sadly, that's not what we teach these days, and people look at it as a contract, voided if it's no longer net positive.

Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 09, 2019 05:23 PM (cfSRQ)

255 Agree. After near on 30 years of marriage I no longer expect my wife to be able to read my mind.

Posted by: havildar major at September 09, 2019 05:20 PM (jpW6t)

but she probably still expects you to read hers, in my experience most women do.

I have found one of the keys to marital peace is separate bathrooms. Always.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 09, 2019 05:23 PM (Kpl3J)

256 Posted by: JoeF. at September 09, 2019 05:16 PM (NFEMn)

I'm half Redneck half Bronx . I'm not thinking in that situation.
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 09, 2019 05:18 PM (YB89a)

This would make a great character in a movie
Posted by: Nicole Wallace at September 09, 2019 05:20 PM (NFEMn)

Both parents from the Bronx. Raised in Louisiana.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 09, 2019 05:23 PM (YB89a)

257 I would stick my dick as far in that as it would possibly go.....

Posted by: Poopstain at September 09, 2019 05:23 PM (N2XjR)

258 Let's put it this way, I didn't vote for McCain.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 09, 2019 05:21 PM (5CJXD)


Same here. Mika "Know Your Value" Scarborough would get up and stomp off set if Sarah's name was even mentioned during and after the election. Because she's a "professional" and supporter of *some* women.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2019 05:24 PM (ptqGC)

259 Anna right, but "only" 22lbs of U-235 as you know represented an enormous economic and technical effort all in itself. Fat Man was closer to 2O% efficient with its Pu-239. "Gun" velocity limits, background neutrons, and pre-detonation. Kind of still amazing that the physics/engineering were so high-confidence with U/Little Boy that no test was deemed necessary.



Posted by: rhomboid at September 09, 2019 05:24 PM (QDnY+)

260 Posted by: Poopstain at September 09, 2019 05:23 PM (N2XjR)

so, 2 inches, tops.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 09, 2019 05:25 PM (Kpl3J)

261 Apparently, OAN is suing Rachel Maddow for $10 million for defamation.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at September 09, 2019 05:25 PM (JcXHH)

262 My wife used to watch those "Real Housewives" shows and what's interesting about them is that pretty quickly, none of the the women were married.

My wife watches these shows. So I've seen lots of snippets. Those chicks all end up divorced because they are insufferable. After watching any of them for five minutes, I want to cheat on them.

Posted by: Joe Biden at September 09, 2019 05:25 PM (ppBhU)

263 245 Going into year 34 in our marriage. No problems here. Are there supposed to be?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2019 05:22 PM (ptqGC)
---------------

*subtracts 34 from 29*

*Puzzled look*

Really? No idea it was possible to get married before being born....

Posted by: blake - used salesman salesman
at September 09, 2019 05:25 PM (qC1Sy)

264
I have found one of the keys to marital peace is separate bathrooms. Always.

Posted by: Tom Servo


Mine's the farther one. Of course.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 09, 2019 05:25 PM (qZ9tN)

265 Both parents from the Bronx. Raised in Louisiana.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions

The Big Easy II-What's it to ya?

Posted by: Miklos, cher at September 09, 2019 05:25 PM (QzkSJ)

266 Does that mean she throws objects ?

Posted by: Bill Clinton at September 09, 2019 05:25 PM (+iYOr)

267 Sadly, that's not what we teach these days, and people look at it as a contract, voided if it's no longer net positive.

Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 09, 2019 05:23 PM (cfSRQ)

If it's a contract many husbands would like to know what they receive in exchange for the money.

Posted by: Someguy at September 09, 2019 05:26 PM (4i8PS)

268 I would stick my dick as far in that as it would possibly go.....
Posted by: Poopstain at September 09, 2019 05:23 PM (N2XjR)


I'm sure Todd is flattered, but I'm guessing he's straight and isn't interested.

Posted by: Tater Salad at September 09, 2019 05:26 PM (Zz0t1)

269 3 I hope Megyn McCain shows some class and doesn't snark about the Palins.

She never liked Sarah and wasn't shy about saying so.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2019 05:14 PM
**************
Her dad cheated on & divorced his first wife. She should keep her mouth shut.

Posted by: redridinghood at September 09, 2019 05:26 PM (wiXsO)

270 I am guessing that OCD is common amongst The Horde.

Posted by: tbodie at September 09, 2019 05:26 PM (sMMcg)

271 Damn sock.

Posted by: Sponge at September 09, 2019 05:26 PM (Zz0t1)

272 Original primary sense seems to have been "oath-breaker;" given special application to the devil (c. 1000), but also used of giants and cannibals.
=======
werewolf - criminals who killed and ate people

just a theory

Posted by: simplemind at September 09, 2019 05:26 PM (UnTFD)

273 >>Apparently, OAN is suing Rachel Maddow for $10 million for defamation.

And MSNBC and Comcast.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 05:26 PM (ZLI7S)

274 259 Anna right, but "only" 22lbs of U-235 as you know represented an enormous economic and technical effort all in itself. Fat Man was closer to 2O% efficient with its Pu-239. "Gun" velocity limits, background neutrons, and pre-detonation. Kind of still amazing that the physics/engineering were so high-confidence with U/Little Boy that no test was deemed necessary.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 09, 2019 05:24 PM (QDnY+)



Wait--what kind of bomb was tested at Trinity a month earlier?

Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 09, 2019 05:26 PM (ujg0T)

275 My wife used to watch those "Real Housewives" shows and what's interesting about them is that pretty quickly, none of the the women were married.

__

Unmarried house**WIVES**? Que?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 09, 2019 05:26 PM (FiUMj)

276 Apparently, OAN is suing Rachel Maddow for $10 million for defamation.

There's multiple elements. They're also suing Comcast (who owns MSNBC) for refusing to carry them, but the main event is defamation because Maddow insists they're Russian propaganda.

Posted by: Ian S. at September 09, 2019 05:26 PM (ZGrMX)

277 Marriages have busted up over a lot less than that.
______________

Yeah, who knows what happened, but all the drama with Track in recent years can't have helped. He's been a real mess, and dealing with all his issues has to have stressed them both.

And it's also not unusual for couples to break up after one has a serious accident. People tend to re-assess their priorities after they've had a brush with death, and it can lead to big changes in their lives.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 09, 2019 05:26 PM (k4dH2)

278 *subtracts 34 from 29*

*Puzzled look*

Really? No idea it was possible to get married before being born....

Posted by: blake - used salesman salesman
at September 09, 2019 05:25 PM (qC1Sy)

You've never heard of an arranged marriage? All the rage among platinum Horde members.

Posted by: Someguy at September 09, 2019 05:26 PM (4i8PS)

279 Mine's the farther one. Of course.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Third tree from the back porch?

Posted by: Miklos, a bar in New Orleans has Restroom signs "Standers" and "Sitters" at September 09, 2019 05:27 PM (QzkSJ)

280 Get off me, Slowjoe.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 09, 2019 05:27 PM (ppBhU)

281 I remember when Sarah was running for V.P. and Greta Van Susteren visited her house in Alaska for an interview. Sarah was making dinner, which consisted of wieners wrapped in Pillsbury biscuits and arranged on a cookie sheet. I thought it was a little bit too casual of showing your kitchen skills on prime time t.v. Is she so busy with her career that this is all she can fit in? Does Todd not do any cooking? I know they both hunted, so why didn't she prepare something in the lines of venison - an opportunity to display the unique Alaskan cuisine. Or, maybe I read too much into it.

Posted by: washrivergal at September 09, 2019 05:27 PM (9+jnX)

282 There is such a thing as the seven year itch. I've seen my friends go through it. Those that survive it seem to have emerged with a stronger marriage than ever. I assume its possible it could raise its ugly head again after some appointed time. 30 years seems that time.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 09, 2019 05:27 PM (YB89a)

283 Wait--what kind of bomb was tested at Trinity a month earlier?
Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 09, 2019 05:26 PM (ujg0T)

A plutonium implosion bomb, IIRC.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 05:27 PM (jEgzt)

284 *subtracts 34 from 29*

*Puzzled look*

Really? No idea it was possible to get married before being born....
Posted by: blake - used salesman salesman
at September 09, 2019 05:25 PM (qC1Sy)

Probably an "arranged" marriage.

Posted by: tbodie at September 09, 2019 05:27 PM (sMMcg)

285 Well done!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 09, 2019 05:00 PM (BiNEL)

Thank you.

She could have made a fine freshman Senator, wherever she wanted to go, but the attacks made that impossible. Pity, that. Personally I saw that whoever was up against Obama in 2008 was getting slaughtered, and McCain really did destroy himself. If I could see it, why couldn't she? McCain couldn't even beat out W, and he enjoyed far fewer advantages than Obama.

Posted by: trev006 at September 09, 2019 05:27 PM (Lvrv/)

286 This guy sounds like he knows.

Posted by: Miklos, trusting CBD on this at September 09, 2019 05:21 PM (QzkSJ)


It certainly sounds sciencey enough for me.


Posted by: Someguy at September 09, 2019 05:22 PM (4i8PS)

Or has a medical text next to his PC...otherwise I wing everything. Just read the Food Thread sometime!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 09, 2019 05:28 PM (wYseH)

287 Trump Rally tonight.

The No Exit Brexit Law passed in Britain. Did Boris Johnson introduce England to Failure Theatre(TM)?

We tried to leave really, really hard for the last THREE FUCKING YEARS, honest!

Posted by: rd at September 09, 2019 05:28 PM (+0uDE)

288 Kelsey Grammar's wife was on one of those RH show,
and he had a cameo. He looked absolutely miserable, could not act his
way happy on that show.

Posted by: LizLem at September 09, 2019 05:22 PM (hvf9s)

---
He's had a history of difficult relationships with women. I know a few who want to dote in their wives, pamper them and end up creating monsters.

So then they divorce and do it all over again.

I read the NYPost and saw that the only "housewife" who is still married is the one going through a nasty (and prolonged) divorce. And she's quitting the show anyway.

Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 09, 2019 05:28 PM (cfSRQ)

289 Apparently, OAN is suing Rachel Maddow for $10 million for defamation.

And MSNBC and Comcast.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 05:26 PM (ZLI7S)


YAY!

Posted by: Sponge at September 09, 2019 05:28 PM (Zz0t1)

290 all the drama with Track


The kid didn't name himself that.

Posted by: Miklos, a common enough name at September 09, 2019 05:28 PM (QzkSJ)

291 My friendth, you have nothing to fear from a President Obama.

----- Meggie Mac's dad

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2019 05:28 PM (ptqGC)

292 Incidentally, a new phrase has joined the N word in forbidden bad speech.

https://bit.ly/2kDdRR7

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 09, 2019 05:28 PM (+y/Ru)

293 And Someguy beat me to the joke....

Posted by: tbodie at September 09, 2019 05:29 PM (sMMcg)

294 273 >>Apparently, OAN is suing Rachel Maddow for $10 million for defamation.

And MSNBC and Comcast.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 05:26 PM (ZLI7S)

___

Meh. That MAGA smiling kid sued WaPo for $250M and a judge told him to LOLGF. These lawsuits never go anywhere.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 09, 2019 05:29 PM (FiUMj)

295 Did you know that Arthel Neville who is a Fox News talking head is Art Neville's daughter?



Posted by: JackStraw


Does she have a thing growing on her face, like her uncle?

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 09, 2019 05:29 PM (xPl2J)

296 Anyway before that comfortable settling into your old age with your also old partner I've seen plenty of partners get cold feet and have to refind their young adulthood.

Also the children can burn it out.along with financial struggle

Posted by: Willow at September 09, 2019 05:29 PM (wPltm)

297 Apparently, OAN is suing Rachel Maddow for $10 million for defamation.

And MSNBC and Comcast.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 05:26 PM (ZLI7S)


Seriously, I REALLY want these floodgates to open.....wide.

Posted by: Sponge at September 09, 2019 05:29 PM (Zz0t1)

298 The Big Easy II-What's it to ya?
Posted by: Miklos, cher at September 09, 2019 05:25

Heh , the accents do have a similarity.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 09, 2019 05:29 PM (YB89a)

299 267 Sadly, that's not what we teach these days, and people look at it as a contract, voided if it's no longer net positive.

Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 09, 2019 05:23 PM (cfSRQ)

If it's a contract many husbands would like to know what they receive in exchange for the money.
Posted by: Someguy at September 09, 2019 05:26 PM (4i8PS)



THIS. When something rewards less and pays off less, you get less of it.

I will not marry again unless I meet some younger lady who sweeps me off of my proverbial feet *and* can convince me to start a family relatively late. Otherwise I see no point to it.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 09, 2019 05:29 PM (ujg0T)

300 I imagine the reaction of the left is classy....

Posted by: steevy at September 09, 2019 05:29 PM (l9mVC)

301 "How many buckets of gas is that?"


Speaking of B'More.....

Breaking news, Major water main break one block from the garage where the suspicious van of fuel drums was parked.

Bad enough that parking garage structural integrity is uncertain at this point.

And the ship that rolled on its side?

Enroute to B'More.

No such thing as bad publicity.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 05:29 PM (cqNba)

302 21 It's really quite sad, after all these years of marriage and political turbulence. I do see this happen quite frequently though - couple married for a few decades and once the kids are grown they decide to go their separate ways.

Posted by: IC at September 09, 2019 04:52 PM (a0IVu)

I'm afraid this is going to happen to me.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at September 09, 2019 05:29 PM (ijEPD)

303 Is that true for CBD oil as well?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 05:22 PM (jEgzt)

Only the stuff that is fracked.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 09, 2019 05:30 PM (wYseH)

304 Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 09, 2019 05:23 PM (cfSRQ)

Concur. The Grumpy Grandma and I have been together 34 years. We've survived a lot of things but its all worked itself out so far. If I'm lucky, it!'ll be another 34....

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at September 09, 2019 05:30 PM (Qf6sY)

305 The No Exit Brexit Law

____

Nexit?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 09, 2019 05:30 PM (FiUMj)

306 Can you beet your mete? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Asscheeks of Saturn at September 09, 2019 05:30 PM (Jj+59)

307 Curmudgeon, Trinity was a Fat Man design, Pu-239, implosion. Confidence in the physics was fairly high, but engineering/execution was the worry. An amazing bit of engineering for 1945. The "gun" design of Little Boy was fairly easy to execute and the physics were close to a sure thing based on their understanding and experiements.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 09, 2019 05:30 PM (QDnY+)

308 A plutonium implosion bomb, IIRC.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 05:27 PM (jEgzt)



So a Fat Man was tested before a Little Boy ever was? (IIRC, Fat Man was just that)

Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 09, 2019 05:30 PM (ujg0T)

309 The No Exit Brexit Law passed in Britain. Did Boris Johnson introduce England to Failure Theatre(TM)?

The situation over there gets more bizarre daily. I think the anti-Brexiters have won a tactical battle in the short term, but I think they've lost the war in the long term, precisely because of what they've done to win this one. There are going to have to be elections sooner or later, they can put them off but they can't stop them from happening.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 09, 2019 05:30 PM (Kpl3J)

310 >>> I've always loved Seinfeld, but my wife hates it. Sounds like "incompatibility of temperament" to me. Would that be grounds for divorce ... or at least a storyline in a Seinfeld episode?

Yep. Jerry brings up a popular TV show with a couple friend, the couple fight over the show, then we learn later they are on the outs and that fight was the catalyst for them realizing they wanted to split. There is your show! With George, Kramer or Elaine B plots on the side.

Posted by: LizLem at September 09, 2019 05:30 PM (hvf9s)

311
I remember when Sarah was running for V.P. and Greta Van Susteren
visited her house in Alaska for an interview. Sarah was making dinner,
which consisted of wieners wrapped in Pillsbury biscuits and arranged on
a cookie sheet. I thought it was a little bit too casual of showing
your kitchen skills on prime time t.v. Is she so busy with her career
that this is all she can fit in? Does Todd not do any cooking? I know
they both hunted, so why didn't she prepare something in the lines of
venison - an opportunity to display the unique Alaskan cuisine. Or,
maybe I read too much into it.


Posted by: washrivergal at September 09, 2019 05:27 PM (9+jnX)


And right about that time untold millions of male voters thought "well hell, she can wrap my wiener in her buns any time". Right guys? Right??

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 09, 2019 05:30 PM (9Om/r)

312 Bummer hate to see a marriage end in divorce. Good luck to them both.

Posted by: Kenny The G from AZ at September 09, 2019 05:30 PM (mcqKT)

313 I wing everything. Just read the Food Thread sometime!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

The Food Thread has been sadly negligent in regard to wings.

Foodie Snobs

Posted by: Miklos, working on baked wings Alaska at September 09, 2019 05:30 PM (QzkSJ)

314 57 [now there's one of those odd words - "mete" - only used in this one context, right?]

Posted by: rhomboid at September 09, 2019 04:57 PM (QDnY+)

The Roadrunner says it.
"Mete, mete."

Posted by: m at September 09, 2019 05:31 PM (r666Q)

315 She wasn't ready for the VP nod, and all that came with it.

But the fuckers on the left, the media and the McCain campaign are the ones who own this split.

They ruined the lives of an entire family just because they could.

Fuck them.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at September 09, 2019 05:31 PM (jWe5r)

316 Trinity tested the Fat Man configuration or implosion type.

Little Boy was a cannon barrel, two sub-critical masses of uranium, some explosives to drive the 5lb wedge into the 17lb mass, and a radar fuse set to 1,800ft to start the explosion.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 09, 2019 05:31 PM (QcxQ4)

317 Unmarried house**WIVES**? Que?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 09, 2019 05:26 PM (FiUMj)

---
Yep. They got famous and dumped their husbands. (One or two was widowed, I guess.)

Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 09, 2019 05:31 PM (cfSRQ)

318
It happens. Its sad. She's not really national anymore. So not much of a story.

But it reminds me that McCain was such an a-hole.



Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 09, 2019 05:31 PM (r+sAi)

319 Hooo boy, incompatibility of temperament, that really sounds serious. Is Todd going to go full Jenner? Are they broke?

Posted by: dr kill at September 09, 2019 05:31 PM (Jj+59)

320 17 And the destruction is finally complete...gotta wonder if they look back to 2008 and wish that McCain had never picked her and she had never accepted."

Being thrust into the media spotlight - especially a media determined to destroy her - destroyed that family.

I'm sure the media thought they could do the same to Trump and his family. However, Trump was already world famous. It's a different matter for people who are not.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V at September 09, 2019 05:31 PM (d6Ksn)

321 . Sarah was making dinner,
which consisted of wieners wrapped in Pillsbury biscuits and arranged on
a cookie sheet. I thought it was a little bit too casual of showing
your kitchen skills on prime time t.v.


I'm gonna admit, all I thought was that that sounded delicious. And refreshingly unpretentious.

Posted by: Ian S. at September 09, 2019 05:31 PM (ZGrMX)

322 Kelsey Grammar's wife was on one of those RH show,
and he had a cameo. He looked absolutely miserable, could not act his
way happy on that show.

Posted by: LizLem at September 09, 2019 05:22 PM (hvf9s)

I heard rumors she's a real piece of work.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at September 09, 2019 05:31 PM (ijEPD)

323
She could have made a fine freshman Senator, wherever she wanted to go, but the attacks made that impossible. Pity, that. Personally I saw that whoever was up against Obama in 2008 was getting slaughtered, and McCain really did destroy himself. If I could see it, why couldn't she? McCain couldn't even beat out W, and he enjoyed far fewer advantages than Obama.
Posted by: trev006

=======

Trump's Secretary of Interior?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 09, 2019 05:31 PM (13CQC)

324 *does Forrest Gump wave at Baldilocks*

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at September 09, 2019 05:32 PM (HaL55)

325 Is the McCain funeral over yet? Have they left Guam?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2019 05:32 PM (ptqGC)

326 The situation over there gets more bizarre daily. I think the anti-Brexiters have won a tactical battle in the short term, but I think they've lost the war in the long term, precisely because of what they've done to win this one. There are going to have to be elections sooner or later, they can put them off but they can't stop them from happening.
Posted by: Tom Servo at September 09, 2019 05:30 PM (Kpl3J)

They need to dust off the axe and the chopping block in the cellar of the Tower.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 05:32 PM (jEgzt)

327 Did anyone tell Andrew Sullivan?

Posted by: dr kill at September 09, 2019 05:32 PM (Jj+59)

328 Going into year 34 in our marriage. No problems here. Are there supposed to be?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2019 05:22 PM

-------

Going into 39 years in our marriage. Lots of ups and downs. More to come. Wouldn't trade a thing looking at plus/minus sheet.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 09, 2019 05:32 PM (Dhht7)

329 The Food Thread has been sadly negligent in regard to wings.

Posted by: Miklos, working on baked wings Alaska at September 09, 2019 05:30 PM (QzkSJ)

I live in a wings wasteland. The last good ones I had was four years ago in Jacksonville.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 09, 2019 05:32 PM (wYseH)

330 303 Is that true for CBD oil as well?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 05:22 PM (jEgzt)

Only the stuff that is fracked.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 09, 2019 05:30 PM (wYseH)

That sounds like an idea for a lucrative startup. Turn mairijuana into green energy through a process which we'll call fracking because why not.

Posted by: Someguy at September 09, 2019 05:32 PM (4i8PS)

331 Any time I hear that a couple if "working on their marriage" I know the marriage is over. I'm going on 15 years and not once have I had to work on it.

I knew my wife for almost 5 years before getting married, we lived together for 3 years. We were practically married already, there was no mysery or surprise once we threw a big party and signed a piece of paper saying we're married.

I suspect a lot of divorces are people who barely know each other when they get married.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 09, 2019 05:33 PM (FiUMj)

332 >>Does she have a thing growing on her face, like her uncle?

That's not a thing. That's Quato.

If you look closely can see he does all the high notes.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 05:33 PM (ZLI7S)

333 If it's a contract many husbands would like to know what they receive in exchange for the money.
Posted by: Someguy at September 09, 2019 05:26 PM (4i8PS)

That's easy. Infidelity, backstabbing, and getting robbed.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2019 05:33 PM (NWiLs)

334 >>> The No Exit Brexit Law
____
Nexit?
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 09, 2019 05:30 PM (FiUMj)


Nixit?

Posted by: LizLem at September 09, 2019 05:33 PM (hvf9s)

335 Sarah was making dinner, which consisted of wieners wrapped in Pillsbury biscuits and arranged on a cookie sheet.
_____________

Pigs-in-a-blanket, a dinnertime staple at my house when I was a kid.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 09, 2019 05:34 PM (k4dH2)

336 Bill Kristol is the one who really pushed McCain to pick Palin. Keeping his political judgment record perfect at 0.0.

The basketball player that supposedly nailed Palin was Glen Rice from Michigan when she was a TV reporter and he's was playing in the Great Alaska Shootout. Wasn't an affair she wasn't married yet.

Posted by: the dandy at September 09, 2019 05:34 PM (bR08X)

337 Sarah was making dinner,
which consisted of wieners wrapped in Pillsbury biscuits and arranged on
a cookie sheet. I thought it was a little bit too casual of showing
your kitchen skills on prime time t.v.

I'm gonna admit, all I thought was that that sounded delicious. And refreshingly unpretentious.
Posted by: Ian S. at September 09, 2019 05:31 PM (ZGrMX)

IIRC, that was a recipe idea on the package of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. I remember my mother preparing it, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 09, 2019 05:34 PM (jEgzt)

338 166 >>No, I think you need to be a Neville for that.

Did you know that Arthel Neville who is a Fox News talking head is Art Neville's daughter?

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 05:11 PM (ZLI7S)


No I didn't, and thanks for that tidbit of information!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 09, 2019 05:34 PM (sy5kK)

339 333 If it's a contract many husbands would like to know what they receive in exchange for the money.
Posted by: Someguy at September 09, 2019 05:26 PM (4i8PS)

That's easy. Infidelity, backstabbing, and getting robbed.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2019 05:33 PM (NWiLs)



Bingo.

And if anyone responds to this with "Bitter much?" I will reply, "You're God damned right....."

Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 09, 2019 05:34 PM (ujg0T)

340
For 25 years, Her Majesty has endured my failings and I have rejoiced in her graces.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 09, 2019 05:34 PM (qZ9tN)

341 310 Jerry broke up with a girl once because she liked a Dockers commercial he hated....

Posted by: steevy at September 09, 2019 05:34 PM (l9mVC)

342 I think the anti-Brexiters have won a tactical battle in the short term,



I am wondering if another EU country vetoes the extension Boris is now, apparently, obliged to ask for.


The East Bloc may come to the rescue.

Posted by: Miklos, who would laugh at September 09, 2019 05:35 PM (QzkSJ)

343 286
Or has a medical text next to his PC...otherwise I wing everything. Just read the Food Thread sometime!

mmmmmmmmm.... wings...

Posted by: Anachronda at September 09, 2019 05:35 PM (sGtp+)

344 97 We need to see the entomology of "mete" before we can affirm proper usage.

AoS Styleguide Editors
Posted by: tbodie at September 09, 2019 05:02 PM (sMMcg)

entomology?

Posted by: m at September 09, 2019 05:35 PM (r666Q)

345 I'm late to the thread but....I gotta say, this kind of surprises me.

Posted by: Tami at September 09, 2019 05:35 PM (cF8AT)

346 For 25 years, Her Majesty has endured my failings and I have rejoiced in her graces.



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 09, 2019 05:34 PM (qZ9tN)


Mine qualifies for sainthood.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 09, 2019 05:35 PM (9Om/r)

347 Posted by: Jeff Weimer at September 09, 2019 05:31 PM

She was a smoking hot dancer on the MTV dance show when he married her or shortly there after. They were on Howard Stern when she whined about her life long troubles with IBS , enough to know she wasn't servicing her husband very much. I knew it wasn't going to last long though it lasted longer than I thought.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 09, 2019 05:36 PM (YB89a)

348 Nixit?
Posted by: LizLem

Ha!

Posted by: Miklos, awarding many extra points at September 09, 2019 05:36 PM (QzkSJ)

349 My friendth, you have nothing to fear from a President Obama.

----- Meggie Mac's dad
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2019 05:28 PM (ptqGC)

Ah, the mother of all "tells", that was.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 09, 2019 05:36 PM (NFEMn)

350 What!Palin was the only smart thing McCain did in
his ill fated run.

Posted by: steevy at September 09, 2019 05:36 PM (l9mVC)

351 My husband's oldest brother is on marriage #4 (to an age-appropriate, nice woman for once), oldest sister is on husband #3, the Life Coach just went through divorce #2 (her husband finally had enough), and the youngest brother (divorced), just broke up with his fiancee of five years for the second time.

D'oh and I are like a couple of sparkly, rainbow-colored unicorns in that family.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2019 05:36 PM (ptqGC)

352 Does she have a thing growing on her face, like her uncle?

No. She's a cutie-pie.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at September 09, 2019 05:36 PM (HaL55)

353 "The last good ones I had was four years ago in Jacksonville. "

Wouldn't happen to have been at Dick's Wings, would it?


They're sorta famous down there.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 05:37 PM (cqNba)

354 And I hate to say this but from personal experience, having a child with special needs can drive a couple apart; I've seen this happen more often than not within the special needs community.

Posted by: IC at September 09, 2019 05:37 PM (a0IVu)

355 Hellllllo Jerry.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 09, 2019 05:37 PM (FiUMj)

356
The basketball player that supposedly nailed Palin was Glen Rice from Michigan when she was a TV reporter and he's was playing in the Great Alaska Shootout. Wasn't an affair she wasn't married yet.
Posted by: the dandy at September 09, 2019 05:34 PM (bR08X)

Talk about a "shoot" out....

Posted by: JoeF. at September 09, 2019 05:37 PM (NFEMn)

357 The No Exit Brexit Law passed in Britain. Did Boris Johnson introduce England to Failure Theatre(TM)?

We tried to leave really, really hard for the last THREE FUCKING YEARS, honest!
Posted by: rd at September 09, 2019 05:28 PM
***************
So now what happens?

Posted by: redridinghood at September 09, 2019 05:38 PM (wiXsO)

358 331 Any time I hear that a couple if "working on their marriage" I know the marriage is over. I'm going on 15 years and not once have I had to work on it.

I knew my wife for almost 5 years before getting married, we lived together for 3 years. We were practically married already, there was no mysery or surprise once we threw a big party and signed a piece of paper saying we're married.


This is probably very good advice. I hadn't known my wife all that long before we got married but due to extremely low-self esteem and immense pressure from various parties, we got married. Ended up costing me just about everything.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2019 05:38 PM (NWiLs)

359 354 And I hate to say this but from personal experience, having a child with special needs can drive a couple apart; I've seen this happen more often than not within the special needs community.
Posted by: IC at September 09, 2019 05:37 PM (a0IVu)



"Hey....Elliot Rodger here....."

Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 09, 2019 05:38 PM (ujg0T)

360 The basketball player that supposedly nailed Palin was Glen Rice from Michigan when she was a TV reporter and he's was playing in the Great Alaska Shootout. Wasn't an affair she wasn't married yet.
Posted by: the dandy at September 09, 2019 05:34 PM (bR08X)

She was on that BBC like White on Rice.....

Posted by: Glen Rice at September 09, 2019 05:38 PM (NFEMn)

361
I'm gonna admit, all I thought was that that sounded delicious. And refreshingly unpretentious.

Posted by: Ian S. at September 09, 2019 05:31 PM (ZGrMX)

+++Yes, it was that. And certainly not the show-boating that Kamala Harris did with her cooking presentation with pearls and wearing a brand-new out of the package apron with the folding creases still visible.

Posted by: washrivergal at September 09, 2019 05:39 PM (9+jnX)

362
And I hate to say this but from personal experience, having a child with
special needs can drive a couple apart; I've seen this happen more
often than not within the special needs community.

Posted by: IC at September 09, 2019 05:37 PM (a0IVu)


A couple we've been close to for years divorced for that very reason. So, what did the husband do? He remarried. His current wife has a severely special needs grown son. The marriage isn't going well.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2019 05:39 PM (ptqGC)

363 357 The No Exit Brexit Law passed in Britain. Did Boris Johnson introduce England to Failure Theatre(TM)?

We tried to leave really, really hard for the last THREE FUCKING YEARS, honest!
Posted by: rd at September 09, 2019 05:28 PM
***************
So now what happens?
Posted by: redridinghood at September 09, 2019 05:38 PM (wiXsO)

___

Lots of teeth gnashing to start. Then some more. Then more after that.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 09, 2019 05:39 PM (FiUMj)

364 Pigs-in-a-blanket, a dinnertime staple at my house when I was a kid.

"Fine eatin'" as we used to say back home in Alabama.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at September 09, 2019 05:39 PM (HaL55)

365 We need to see the entomology of "mete" before we can affirm proper usage.
AoS Styleguide Editors
Posted by: tbodie at September 09, 2019 05:02 PM (sMMcg)

Wait! How did this get to be about bugs?

Posted by: creeper at September 09, 2019 05:39 PM (IBQUk)

366 D'oh and I are like a couple of sparkly, rainbow-colored unicorns in that family.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2019 05:36 PM (ptqGC)

Good for you! No snark or sarcasm.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2019 05:40 PM (NWiLs)

367 Todd IS cute.

Posted by: Pete Buttpirate at September 09, 2019 05:40 PM (b1l+6)

368 >>> And certainly not the show-boating that Kamala Harris did with her cooking presentation with pearls

How 1950s housewife of her!!

Posted by: LizLem at September 09, 2019 05:40 PM (hvf9s)

369 A couple we've been close to for years divorced for that very reason. So, what did the husband do? He remarried. His current wife has a severely special needs grown son. The marriage isn't going well.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2019 05:39 PM (ptqGC)

Oof..yeah, I imagine not.

Posted by: IC at September 09, 2019 05:41 PM (a0IVu)

370 D'oh and I are like a couple of sparkly, rainbow-colored unicorns in that family.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2019 05:36 PM (ptqGC)



Good for you! No snark or sarcasm.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2019 05:40 PM (NWiLs)


{{smooch}} *friendly peck on cheek! Don't hurt me, nurse!*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2019 05:41 PM (ptqGC)

371 364 Pigs-in-a-blanket, a dinnertime staple at my house when I was a kid.

"Fine eatin'" as we used to say back home in Alabama.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at September 09, 2019 05:39 PM (HaL55)

I like the miniature ones with Little Smokies.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2019 05:41 PM (NWiLs)

372 >>Ended up costing me just about everything.

But not your sunny optimism!

Trust Al.

https://www.youtube.com

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 05:41 PM (ZLI7S)

373
The campaign consultants McCain used in 2008, Steve Schmidt et al, are grifters who viewed their task as getting paid to run their candidate for office, not winning the election. They actually seemed to view victory as disruptive to their business model -- better to lose honorably, and then on to the next honorable defeat. When I learned that Romney was using them again in 2012, I felt like a sucker for ever thinking he had a chance.

They are the most insider of establishment insider tools. The Republican establishment hated Sarah Palin, an actual maverick in Alaska, and the '08 campaign crew leaked nasty stories about her to the press in service of that, then used her as a scapegoat for McCain's loss. The reason McCain lost is that nobody involved, including McCain, actually wanted him to win. Except Palin.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at September 09, 2019 05:41 PM (t5m5e)

374 13
Shelves?!
Can you build ...
A rolling powered seat piercing dildo machine?
Look me up ladies, the above is not my thing but I will float your nuclear powered submare

Posted by: Throbbing Tonsil/ Humphreyrobot at September 09, 2019 05:41 PM (9PtLS)

375 And certainly not the show-boating that Kamala Harris did with her cooking presentation with pearls

How 1950s housewife of her!!
=====

I bet she can't even boil water.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at September 09, 2019 05:41 PM (JcXHH)

376 What's unusual to me is that unless there is a desire by one party to move on immediately with another person, famous couples who have been married a very long time will just live separate lives and forego a divorce.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 09, 2019 05:41 PM (YB89a)

377 Hey everybody.

Story at Hot Air that Trump actually wanted (allegedly) to invite reps from the Taliban to Camp David over the withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan.

Admittedly I have no idea if this is true or not, although it looks like it. AND, I think you can be 100% in support of PDT, support his reelection wholeheartedly, and still think that if this is true, it was a boneheaded move on his part.

(Okay, go ahead and fry me alive, guys) :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2019 05:42 PM (L2ZTs)

378 S: Its come to my attention that you've been having sex with the cleaning lady.
T: Was that wrong?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 09, 2019 05:42 PM (r+sAi)

379 I suspect a lot of divorces are people who barely know each other when they get married.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 09, 2019 05:33 PM (FiUMj)

Maybe. I met my wife in late June, married in early October. 21 years in 28 days.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at September 09, 2019 05:42 PM (ijEPD)

380 Submarine

Posted by: Throbbing Tonsil/ Humphreyrobot at September 09, 2019 05:42 PM (9PtLS)

381 Hi, Willow. I hope you are still here lurking around. Two things -- one, get a low-dose 10-mg antidepressant before you let your marriage go down the tubes. two, Amberin is available on Amazon. I took that for about three years and it helped with the insomnia and mood swings.

Especially if you have a family history of depression. About a year ago, we moved from one home to another (3 miles away!) and I just crashed. Sobbed hysterically for days. What can I say? I'm a homebody and I LOVED that house and neighborhood. The antidepressant probably saved my marriage.

Posted by: BarcelonaCarmen at September 09, 2019 05:43 PM (+CiEK)

382 Hay, Insom. You know that guy with the new diesel truck that died? Turns out he filled it with gas.

Posted by: creeper at September 09, 2019 05:43 PM (IBQUk)

383 So now what happens?
Posted by: redridinghood at September 09, 2019 05:38 PM (wiXsO)

after tonight, Parliament goes on recess for 5 weeks. And so the UK has a government that is totally dysfunctional and has no support, with no approval to change it or do anything much of all, really. It's an insane situation.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 09, 2019 05:43 PM (Kpl3J)

384 261 Apparently, OAN is suing Rachel Maddow for $10 million for defamation.
Posted by: Bicentennialguy at September 09, 2019 05:25 PM (JcXHH)


Headline in the "Good News of the Day" section.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 09, 2019 05:44 PM (sy5kK)

385 382 Hay, Insom. You know that guy with the new diesel truck that died? Turns out he filled it with gas.
Posted by: creeper at September 09, 2019 05:43 PM (IBQUk)

Whoops.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2019 05:44 PM (TOOqT)

386 Wouldn't happen to have been at Dick's Wings, would it?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 05:37 PM (cqNba)

No idea. I was going back to my hotel after a wedding and stopped in a strip mall because I was hungry. I had an adequate tap beer while I waited, so I had time to look at the crowd, which had a fair number of rather attractive young ladies. Lots of pickup trucks in the parking lot, and it was definitely not an upscale place.


But damn! The wings were fantastic!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 09, 2019 05:44 PM (wYseH)

387 The EU is like Hotel California apparently....

Posted by: steevy at September 09, 2019 05:44 PM (l9mVC)

388 31 year Pent-Up Palin...

Hey hun, remember that Palin mask you wore on Halloween that time ?

Posted by: jsg at September 09, 2019 05:45 PM (+iYOr)

389 Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2019 05:42 PM (L2ZTs)

I think it's boneheaded for doing it this week, of all weeks of the year.

I'd rather we defenstrate them and give whatever government a chance, but that's not going to happen if it hasn't happened by now, so fine; let's talk, but they're not going to get anything *near* what they think they want.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at September 09, 2019 05:45 PM (ijEPD)

390 372 >>Ended up costing me just about everything.

But not your sunny optimism!

Trust Al.

https://www.youtube.com
Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 05:41 PM (ZLI7S)

Huh?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2019 05:45 PM (TOOqT)

391 So now what happens?
Posted by: redridinghood at September 09, 2019 05:38 PM (wiXsO)

The " United" Kingdom? Ain't gonna be so united in the future. Just bring the boomers over here

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 09, 2019 05:45 PM (p0A33)

392 which brings to mind a deliberate comment on a sidebar article, to wit:

ric ocasek, founder and chief song writer for the cars, announced the separation of he and his wife, model paulina porizhkova in may, 2018. they have been married for nearly 30 years and have 2 sons.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 09, 2019 05:45 PM (Pg+x7)

393 I think you can both hate the Palin haters and not care much for Sarah Palin.

I felt sorry for her, she was badly mistreated, but she was never going to be in the White House.

She's twice the person McCain ever was. Disowning her on his deathbed was such a slime ball thing to do.

Posted by: Blago at September 09, 2019 05:45 PM (sjTfF)

394 The EU is like Hotel California apparently....


They stab it with their steely knives but they just can't kill the beast.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 09, 2019 05:45 PM (0fbbp)

395 after tonight, Parliament goes on recess for 5 weeks. And so the UK has a government that is totally dysfunctional and has no support, with no approval to change it or do anything much of all, really. It's an insane situation.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 09, 2019 05:43 PM (Kpl3J)

Does the PM have authority to make something happen during recess?

Posted by: IC at September 09, 2019 05:45 PM (a0IVu)

396 Story at Hot Air that Trump actually wanted
(allegedly) to invite reps from the Taliban to Camp David over the
withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan.



Admittedly I have no idea if this is true or not, although it looks
like it. AND, I think you can be 100% in support of PDT, support his
reelection wholeheartedly, and still think that if this is true, it was a
boneheaded move on his part.


Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2019 05:42 PM (L2ZTs)

---
I've been seeing this crap over the weekend and I have one question to the "bad optics" crowd:

Are you cool with someone you know or care about getting killed while Trump waits for the "optics" to be better?

Is that what this is about, spin? Or maybe we should finally give up this shitshow.

Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 09, 2019 05:46 PM (cfSRQ)

397 377 Hey everybody.

Story at Hot Air that Trump actually wanted (allegedly) to invite reps from the Taliban to Camp David over the withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan.

Admittedly I have no idea if this is true or not, although it looks like it. AND, I think you can be 100% in support of PDT, support his reelection wholeheartedly, and still think that if this is true, it was a boneheaded move on his part.

(Okay, go ahead and fry me alive, guys) :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2019 05:42 PM (L2ZTs)



Apparently, according to Trump's own tweets, that side suddenly stepped up its attacks and Trump called it all off and began orders to bomb the bejeezus out of them.

That said, this isn't South Vietnam 1973, because I can't see any Great Power winning against the USA here, not even a small power like Iran, nor more dominoes falling that have not already fallen.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 09, 2019 05:46 PM (ujg0T)

398 Sad too hear. What was done to this family (and still being done) is appalling. Also, it should have been a warning to all of the GOP of what the Left will do for power.


Alas, The "this is not the hill to die on" Vichy GOP.


sigh

Posted by: Puddleglum, job huntin' at September 09, 2019 05:46 PM (7sVVC)

399 Admittedly I have no idea if this is true or not, although it looks like it. AND, I think you can be 100% in support of PDT, support his reelection wholeheartedly, and still think that if this is true, it was a boneheaded move on his part."

The optics of going to Camp David were poor, the meeting should have been scheduled on an aircraft carrier in the region.

As to whether or not we should talk, well you either support staying in Afghanistan forever, or you talk to the Taliban about some way to end it. I suppose there is a 3rd option, do the Vietnam thing and just bug out, leaving all of our supporters there high and dry.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 09, 2019 05:46 PM (Kpl3J)

400 ... rock musician and model married for 30 years? pretty damn good - and they said it couldn't be done.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 09, 2019 05:46 PM (Pg+x7)

401 The EU is like Hotel California apparently....


They stab it with their steely knives but they just can't kill the beast.
=======
You can check out, but you can never leave.

Posted by: simplemind at September 09, 2019 05:46 PM (rqMPp)

402 393 I think you can both hate the Palin haters and not care much for Sarah Palin.

I felt sorry for her, she was badly mistreated, but she was never going to be in the White House.

She's twice the person McCain ever was. Disowning her on his deathbed was such a slime ball thing to do.
Posted by: Blago at September 09, 2019 05:45 PM (sjTfF)

John was always a piece of shit.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2019 05:47 PM (TOOqT)

403 Todd could be a dick and ask for alimony.

Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 09, 2019 05:47 PM (E67Aw)

404 Mathew McConaughay's mother and father divorced each other twice and remarried each other twice. The father died while making love to the mother . That's crazy.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 09, 2019 05:47 PM (YB89a)

405 "No idea. I was going back to my hotel after a wedding and stopped in a strip mall because I was hungry. I had an adequate tap beer while I waited, so I had time to look at the crowd, which had a fair number of rather attractive young ladies. Lots of pickup trucks in the parking lot, and it was definitely not an upscale place. "

Sounds like 'Dicks".

Right down to the strip mall.

Best selling tee shirt says....

"I prefer Dick's..
Over Hooters'

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 05:47 PM (cqNba)

406
I imagine the reaction of the left is classy....
Posted by: steevy


There are no words out of bounds to them.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 09, 2019 05:48 PM (aKsyK)

407 We be call on Reperentertive Ocasio Contez to stop Trump from bombing persins of coler in Afghnerstien for his failed ego boost. TRump is worse then the Knotsi's in Germany during world war 2 !!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Obamaboro, VT and proud of it !!!! at September 09, 2019 05:48 PM (qM84C)

408 I remember when Palin's smacked around the corrupt wing of the republican party in a debate that was streamed online back when she ran for governor

To see the cascading fall is horrifying

Posted by: Former mass resident at September 09, 2019 05:48 PM (349nX)

409 From what I've observed is that a marriage rarely survives long term when there is the death of a child, a major injury to a child causing a handicap, or having a handicapped child. There are exceptions of course.

Posted by: dagny at September 09, 2019 05:48 PM (mJZIe)

410 Does the PM have authority to make something happen during recess?
Posted by: IC at September 09, 2019 05:45 PM (a0IVu)

That is supposedly what the anti-Brexit bill was about, to take power away from the PM to do something like that. But the unanswered question - so what do they do if Boris goes ahead and ignores the law and does what he wants? What then?

The obvious answer is dissolve the government, new elections, but they don't want new elections. That's why the situation is insane.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 09, 2019 05:49 PM (Kpl3J)

411 Both Sarah and Todd were an extremely attractive couple. You don't see that very often in the political circle - usually if one is good looking, the other is not. It is a shame.

Posted by: washrivergal at September 09, 2019 05:49 PM (9+jnX)

412 Did you know that Arthel Neville who is a Fox News talking head is Art Neville's daughter?

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 05:11 PM (ZLI7S)


No I didn't, and thanks for that tidbit of information!


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 09, 2019 05:34 PM (sy5kK)
.......

Fun Facts To Know And Tell

Posted by: wth at September 09, 2019 05:49 PM (v0R5T)

413 Todd could be a dick and ask for alimony.
Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples

________________

I've heard divorce lawyers say the most angry they've ever seen clients is when it's a female and they find out they owe the husband money.

Alimony should have been outlawed decades ago.

Posted by: Blago at September 09, 2019 05:49 PM (sjTfF)

414 Mathew McConaughay's mother and father divorced each other twice and remarried each other twice. The father died while making love to the mother . That's crazy.
=====

I had a friend whose parents married and divorced twice. They had a very good relationship after; they just couldn't live together.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at September 09, 2019 05:49 PM (JcXHH)

415 OK, So which of you Morons lost a bunch of weapons in a tragic boat accident in Lake Arlington?

A fisherman just pulled up a Galil rifle.

http://tinyurl.com/yyaupdj3

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at September 09, 2019 05:49 PM (lD3vL)

416 4th option was nuking Afghanistan. If we were going to do this we should have done it on 9-12. But now would be fine too. Somehow I do not think the left would support such a move

Posted by: SH at September 09, 2019 05:50 PM (SEnIW)

417 Well this Palin news just sucks.

Posted by: Eromero at September 09, 2019 05:50 PM (UUkQp)

418 "She's twice the person McCain ever was."

I have a 38 gallon aquarium, full of fish that are better people than McCain was.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 05:50 PM (cqNba)

419 404 Mathew McConaughay's mother and father divorced each other twice and remarried each other twice. The father died while making love to the mother . That's crazy.
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 09, 2019 05:47 PM (YB89a)

McConaughey grew up in East Texas. (Longview) That kind of thing really isn't that uncommon around here. Not any of it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 09, 2019 05:51 PM (Kpl3J)

420 AH Lloyd: i'm not crying about bad optics. I trust PDT's judgment, even if things look bad.

Id much rather have him meeting with the Taliban than any Democrat, who would probably give them tons of money on top of a withdrawal, just because they're idiots like that.

Curmudgeon and Tom Servo, good points.

I am NOT trying to be a "good nice fair Republican" or anything like that about this topic. Ace has well taught me the folly of that. I support PDT. Period. I just wanted to share some thoughts on the topic.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2019 05:51 PM (L2ZTs)

421 I wrote on thread below about Sarah stumping for Trump in the beginning. I watched a campaign rally where she was very screechy and acting strange at the podium. Even though she was in front of a friendly crowd, people were looking at her like WTF? I think the strain was too much after all she went through and the problems in the family could break anyone.

I did notice that after that she was rarely seen in campaign appearances for Trump.

Posted by: Cheri at September 09, 2019 05:51 PM (oiNtH)

422 Familiarity breeds contempt.

Posted by: klaftern at September 09, 2019 05:51 PM (RuIsu)

423 I think President Trump should give Afghanistan back to the Russians.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 09, 2019 05:52 PM (wYseH)

424 What! Palin was the only smart thing McCain did in his ill fated run.

It is theoretically possible that picking Palin was the only decent thing that McCain did in his life.

But it is far more likely that the despicable SOB deliberately picked an underqualified and unprepared VP candidate in order to further sabotage GOP chances and hand the election to Obama.

Posted by: cool breeze at September 09, 2019 05:52 PM (UGKMd)

425 The father died while making love to the mother . That's crazy.



That really happens? My husband always says I'm going to kill him, I didn't think he meant for real. Thought it would only happen to someone like Rockefeller and a "piece."

Posted by: dagny at September 09, 2019 05:52 PM (mJZIe)

426 I wrote on thread below about Sarah stumping for
Trump in the beginning. I watched a campaign rally where she was very
screechy and acting strange at the podium. Even though she was in front
of a friendly crowd, people were looking at her like WTF? I think the
strain was too much after all she went through and the problems in the
family could break anyone.



I did notice that after that she was rarely seen in campaign appearances for Trump.

Posted by: Cheri at September 09, 2019 05:51 PM (oiNtH)


Yeah. I loved her, but it became uncomfortable listening to her speak. It got weird.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 09, 2019 05:52 PM (ptqGC)

427 I think President Trump should give Afghanistan back to the Russians.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 09, 2019 05:52 PM (wYseH)
........

That would be just plain mean.

Posted by: wth at September 09, 2019 05:53 PM (v0R5T)

428 I've long thought that victory would probably be when the Taliban are a regional political party. You can't get rid of them because you can't kill enough people to eliminate the ideology. The best you can hope for is that they would prefer to live as a participant in the system than on the run being bombed whenever they pop their heads up.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at September 09, 2019 05:53 PM (wCmLp)

429 Familiarity breeds contempt.
Posted by: klaftern

Attempts at familiarity breeds more contempt.

Posted by: Miklos, remembering high school at September 09, 2019 05:53 PM (QzkSJ)

430 Posted by: cool breeze at September 09, 2019 05:52 PM (UG

Door #2

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 09, 2019 05:53 PM (YB89a)

431 404 Mathew McConaughay's mother and father divorced each other twice and remarried each other twice. The father died while making love to the mother . That's crazy.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 09, 2019 05:47 PM (YB89a)

My folks married, had me, and divorced. For about 10 years. I was the ring-bearer for their second wedding. They're still together.

Fun fact: dad made mom learn to drive and get a driver's license because he was planning to kick her to the curb the first time. I did not know that until this year.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at September 09, 2019 05:53 PM (ijEPD)

432 >>The father died while making love to the mother .


it wasn't the sex that killed him. It was the surprise.

Posted by: garrett at September 09, 2019 05:53 PM (ViZFb)

433 423 I think President Trump should give Afghanistan back to the Russians.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 09, 2019 05:52 PM (wYseH)



I doubt Putin and Co. WANT it. Br'er Rabbit and the Tar Baby and all that.

(And no, that's not a racial code!)

Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 09, 2019 05:53 PM (ujg0T)

434 Are you cool with someone you know or care about getting killed while Trump waits for the "optics" to be better?

Is that what this is about, spin? Or maybe we should finally give up this shitshow.
Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 09, 2019 05:46 PM (cfSRQ)
------------

Yeah, unfortunately, President Trump is getting stuck with, "I'm sorry, we're pulling out, and, yes, all of the men and women killed during this sad affair died for no real reason."

That's a hard pill to swallow, as a nation.

There are no good optics for this, at all. It flat out sucks.

Afghanistan and Iraq are the reasons I am now a "bomb the rubble, make the rubble bounce, turn the bouncing rubble to dust, go home" crowd.

If the US goes to war, we wipe out whomever then come home, sending the message, "don't mess with us, ever again, lest you meet the same fate."

Cheaper in the long run, too.

Posted by: blake - used salesman salesman
at September 09, 2019 05:54 PM (qC1Sy)

435 i cut trump a lot of slack, but my guess is he wanted a carter/begin/sadat moment at camp david to burnish his foreign affairs statesmanship in the 2020 election.

sorry, but having some taliban/afghan peace treaty signing anywhere is a naive and stupid idea. i.e,. it's crap.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 09, 2019 05:54 PM (Pg+x7)

436 The father died while making love to the mother . That's crazy.

-
Bored to death.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 09, 2019 05:54 PM (+y/Ru)

437 'Attempts at familiarity breeds more contempt.'

Familiar attempts to breed bring more contempt.

Or, something like that.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 05:55 PM (cqNba)

438 She's twice the person McCain ever was."

I have a 38 gallon aquarium, full of fish that are better people than McCain was.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 05:50 PM (cqNba)

I pulled out an old storage closet in the shed. Hundreds of disgusting hoppy Camelback crickets with their long legs and spotty pale backs. All better people than McCain. But I killed them anyway.

Posted by: dagny at September 09, 2019 05:55 PM (mJZIe)

439 2 things nobody in their right mind want: Afhganistan and Gaza

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 09, 2019 05:55 PM (p0A33)

440 Thought it would only happen to someone like Rockefeller and a "piece."
Posted by: dagny

Respect means putting the guy's pants back on the right way.


The things they don't tell you.

Posted by: Megan Marshak at September 09, 2019 05:55 PM (QzkSJ)

441 Anyway my advice to other married people is don't get too comfy and see to your spouse's needs whether it is talking. Food. Sex. Walks. Just feed your marriage don't go stale

Posted by: Willow at September 09, 2019 05:55 PM (HxWGi)

442 393 I think you can both hate the Palin haters and not care much for Sarah Palin.

I felt sorry for her, she was badly mistreated, but she was never going to be in the White House.

She's twice the person McCain ever was. Disowning her on his deathbed was such a slime ball thing to do.
Posted by: Blago at September 09, 2019 05:45 PM (sjTfF)


this post rated as: TRUE

Posted by: Snipes at September 09, 2019 05:55 PM (sy5kK)

443 I'll say this. I joined C4P (Conservatives for Palin) in California in 2011 when there was talk she would run for President. At one gathering I met an ex-Marine who had been assigned to drive her around Nevada. He said she was a delightful and genuine person. At a 7/11 on the drive, she engaged a woman with a Down's Syndrome child for about an hour.

I'm sorry she didn't run then, as I think she had a shot at taking down the establishment. She had an enormous following.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 05:56 PM (H8QX8)

444 I think President Trump should give Afghanistan back to the Russians.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 09, 2019 05:52 PM (wYseH)
........

That would be just plain mean.
Posted by: wth


Do you think the Brits laugh every time someone else steps in that mess?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, not in the 'stan at September 09, 2019 05:56 PM (AM1GF)

445 You can't get rid of them because you can't kill enough people to eliminate the ideology.

Yes you can.

Do or do not. There is no try.

- some little green dude with big pointy ears.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at September 09, 2019 05:56 PM (HaL55)

446 420
AH Lloyd: i'm not crying about bad optics. I trust PDT's judgment, even if things look bad.



Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2019 05:51 PM (L2ZTs)

---
When you say they "look" bad, you're talking optics.

The US has been negotiating for YEARS but now that Trump's in power, it's treason or something.

There comes a point where you cut your losses and go. Trump wants out and he's looking for a path to get there.

It's funny how Code Pink is strangely silent on all the Dem hawks who want eternal war...

Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 09, 2019 05:56 PM (cfSRQ)

447 "it wasn't the sex that killed him. It was the surprise."

Surprise Anal will do that.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 05:56 PM (cqNba)

448 I pulled out an old storage closet in the shed.
Hundreds of disgusting hoppy Camelback crickets with their long legs and
spotty pale backs. All better people than McCain. But I killed them
anyway.

Posted by: dagny at September 09, 2019 05:55 PM (mJZIe)

+++LOL.

Posted by: washrivergal at September 09, 2019 05:57 PM (9+jnX)

449 ... but in any case, ric & paulina married for 30 years? as preposterous as it sounds, i'm not surprised. they seemed like they had more substance than the usual suspects at the time.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 09, 2019 05:57 PM (Pg+x7)

450
Sarah Palin's Life began to fall apart the day Juan McCain announced he chose her to be on the 2008 ticket with him.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 09, 2019 05:57 PM (whb1E)

451
Yeah. I loved her, but it became uncomfortable listening to her speak. It got weird.

Posted by: Jane D'oh

======

That's why I think her political career is salvageable. It wasn't her that got screechy and crazy; it was her miserable circumstances. I think she could take some time to study back up and discipline herself and get back in the game.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 09, 2019 05:57 PM (13CQC)

452 Or, something like that.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Restaurant quality wordplay

Posted by: Miklos, tryina drink and smoke and type , thinking is way down the list at September 09, 2019 05:57 PM (QzkSJ)

453 >>Do you think the Brits laugh every time someone else steps in that mess?

It's not like Kipling didn't try to warn everyone.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 05:57 PM (ZLI7S)

454 >>>I've got nothing to say about this and I imagine most of you don't, either, but I guess it deserves a short-duration post.<<<

Be sure to keep us posted when Sarah comes back with newly-single, bikini-workout selfies in the social media.

Posted by: Fritz at September 09, 2019 05:57 PM (kLDv+)

455 Folks, the Taliban were always both a political party, and had a military wing.

They were making noises about being involved in a political resolution with the afghan and US Govs.

So Trump said, sure, lets talk.

Then they stepped up suicide attacks, and Trump said, never mind.

Posted by: Don Q at September 09, 2019 05:58 PM (NgKpN)

456 Hmmmm....the Paolo, he finds this news...stimulating.

Posted by: Paolo at September 09, 2019 05:58 PM (rBtIz)

457 A.H., Code Pink is a joke and always has been.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 09, 2019 05:58 PM (L2ZTs)

458 No ill will toward Sarah Palin. She was the tip of the ice berg. Fueled the tea party. Excited the base. Exposed the establishment that used her. Fame and marriage are hard. Wish her the best.

Posted by: SH at September 09, 2019 05:59 PM (SEnIW)

459 Funny how Ace said this would be a 'short-duration post.'

Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 09, 2019 05:59 PM (cfSRQ)

460 I'm sorry to hear this.

Posted by: Annalucia at September 09, 2019 05:59 PM (S6ArX)

461 When I was at Blogmocracy I would always say they should put Rodan (part Lebanese I think) in charge of Gaza. There's no reason that prime piece of real estate can't be the Arab Monaco.

Except for, you know, Arabs.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 05:59 PM (ykYG2)

462 BBof F'ng Joy, Didn't your mind go immediately to
canoe accident when you heard that?

Posted by: Ben Had at September 09, 2019 05:59 PM (wN7fp)

463 454 >>>I've got nothing to say about this and I imagine most of you don't, either, but I guess it deserves a short-duration post.


This is The Horde being pithy.

Posted by: tbodie at September 09, 2019 05:59 PM (sMMcg)

464 I looked up pics of the Palin family.

Piper grew up....I mean out. Well developed to say the least.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 09, 2019 06:00 PM (YB89a)

465 Remember when the Washington Post crowd-sourced the release of her 64,000 emails and had the crew of Leftist bots combing through them for dirt.

All they found was evidence of a dynamic, articulate, caring and multi-taking executive. A belated f*ck you, WaPo.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 06:00 PM (H8QX8)

466 I think Nikki Haley has her eye on that prom dress Sarah never got to use.

Posted by: Miklos, liking girl fights at September 09, 2019 06:00 PM (QzkSJ)

467 Yes you can.

Do or do not. There is no try.

- some little green dude with big pointy ears.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at September 09, 2019 05:56 PM (HaL55)


Unless you're willing to herd women and children into gas chambers and firing squads, you can't.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at September 09, 2019 06:00 PM (wCmLp)

468 it's not fun anymore if they aren't married anymore, Paolo.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 09, 2019 06:00 PM (ykYG2)

469 445 You can't get rid of them because you can't kill enough people to eliminate the ideology.

Yes you can.

Do or do not. There is no try.

- some little green dude with big pointy ears.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at September 09, 2019 05:56 PM (HaL55)



Something about "destroying the Village in order to save it" outweighs the Yoda man in my mind.

And yes, I know the media lost Vietnam. But the Taliban, like the Hanoi Politboro, could tolerate 3,000 NVA and DC dead a week and the Washington Congress could not tolerate 200 dead a week.

And even in an all volunteer force some political calculations like that are still going on. Sure, we can keep wiping them out, but at what cost?

Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 09, 2019 06:00 PM (ujg0T)

470 Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 09, 2019 05:59 PM (cfSRQ)

And A.H. Lloyd beat me to this joke.

Posted by: tbodie at September 09, 2019 06:01 PM (sMMcg)

471 301 "How many buckets of gas is that?"
Speaking of B'More.....
Breaking news, Major water main break one block from the garage where the suspicious van of fuel drums was parked.
Bad enough that parking garage structural integrity is uncertain at this point.
And the ship that rolled on its side?
Enroute to B'More.

No such thing as bad publicity.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 05:29 PM (

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Hmmmm?

Large water main break? That could really mess up any fire fighting ability.
Lots of gasoline in a vehicle? What happens if you drive that vehicle into a building? A building with no water for fire sprinklers?

Hmmm?

Posted by: rd at September 09, 2019 06:01 PM (+0uDE)

472

Had a 20-something ask me about which old guy/group I think he should listen to next.

I turned this guy onto Grand Funk Railroad and Robin Trower, among others.

Asked him if he ever listened to The Neville Brothers.

Who?

He saw me a few weeks later and thanked me.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 09, 2019 06:01 PM (sy5kK)

473 >>Folks, the Taliban were always both a political party, and had a military wing.

Just like Hamas and Hezbollah.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 06:01 PM (ZLI7S)

474 Seems to me that if you've been married for 30 years, and baring emotional and physical abuse and infidelity, and that you're "reasonably" happy together you might as well stay married. Who would know you and accept you more than the person who has done that for the past thirty years? I expect in such cases it's either infidelity, some major illness in the family which is too draining and/or you don't actually spend any time together. And divorce is hard for kids even if the kids are adults.

Posted by: Hoary Puffleg at September 09, 2019 06:01 PM (j0JAA)

475 Do or do not. There is no try.

- some little green dude with big pointy ears.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at September 09, 2019 05:56 PM (HaL55)

Just don't puss out. That's how you get Kylo Ren.

Posted by: The New "Luke" "Skywalker" at September 09, 2019 06:02 PM (Ct55T)

476 ... as niall ferguson said on the mark levin show, trump's great foreign policy achievement (in progress) is challenging china. it's a winning campaign plank.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 09, 2019 06:02 PM (Pg+x7)

477 Folks, the Taliban were always both a political party, and had a military wing.

Just like Hamas and Hezbollah.
Posted by: JackStraw

Heh

Posted by: DNC/Antifa at September 09, 2019 06:02 PM (QzkSJ)

478 My experience is after 38 yrs of marriage, it's cheaper to keep them than divorce them. My wife pointed this out to me 10 years ago.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 09, 2019 06:03 PM (Dhht7)

479 nood

Posted by: IC at September 09, 2019 06:03 PM (a0IVu)

480 Take out the troublemakers. It's not like you can't see them coming once the programming kicks in.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at September 09, 2019 06:03 PM (HaL55)

481 344 entomology?


Which insects prefer meat and which prefer vegetables.

Posted by: Off the reservation at September 09, 2019 06:03 PM (vWMNq)

482 476 ... as Niall Ferguson said on the mark levin show, trump's great foreign policy achievement (in progress) is challenging china. it's a winning campaign plank.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 09, 2019 06:02 PM (Pg+x7)



I give Niall credit for coming around belatedly. He is still a globalist, but he's smart.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 09, 2019 06:04 PM (ujg0T)

483 ... trump doesn't need to campaign on bringing peace to afghanistan.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 09, 2019 06:04 PM (Pg+x7)

484 She's twice the person McCain ever was. Disowning her on his deathbed was such a slime ball thing to do.
Posted by: Blago at September 09, 2019 05:45 PM (sjTfF)

John was always a piece of shit.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 09, 2019 05:47 PM (TOOqT)


Exactly. All those hypocrites that pull the old "I don't want to speak ill of the dead" obviously stay mum about Stalin, Lenin, Hitler and Mao. Fuck that shit. McCain was a miserable cocksucker who destroyed Palin's political future and his dogshit homewrecking second wife and fat slob daughter can't join him in Hell soon enough.

Posted by: Captain Hate at September 09, 2019 06:04 PM (JGY3u)

485 "Large water main break? That could really mess up any fire fighting ability.
Lots of gasoline in a vehicle? What happens if you drive that vehicle into a building? A building with no water for fire sprinklers? "

Latest B'More update.

Van had two plastic tanks inside, with hoses and a pump.

Dude was stealing Diesel fuel for a living.

Media reported 1,000 gallons of gas onboard the van.

Final offload was a total of 80 gallons of diesel fuel.

But...we still have the water main break.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 06:04 PM (cqNba)

486 I want Afgan and Gaza, but all the people have to leave.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 09, 2019 06:05 PM (r+sAi)

487 Yoda never played rugby.

Posted by: klaftern at September 09, 2019 06:05 PM (RuIsu)

488
469 445 You can't get rid of them because you can't kill enough people to eliminate the ideology.

Yes you can.

Do or do not. There is no try.

- some little green dude with big pointy ears.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at September 09, 2019 05:56 PM (HaL55)


Something about "destroying the Village in order to save it" outweighs the Yoda man in my mind.

And yes, I know the media lost Vietnam. But the Taliban, like the Hanoi Politboro, could tolerate 3,000 NVA and DC dead a week and the Washington Congress could not tolerate 200 dead a week.

And even in an all volunteer force some political calculations like that are still going on. Sure, we can keep wiping them out, but at what cost?
Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 09, 2019 06:00 PM (ujg0T)

Trump has stated that he could win the war in a few weeks. He would have to kill ten million, but we could win.

Sounds like someone finally noticed the Taliban are primarily Pashtun, and the Pashtun are primarily Taliban, and both are a large MINORITY in Afghanistan. The majority of Afghanistan is a motley collection of another dozen tribes that hate each other and the Pashtun equally.

One complicating factor, NW Pakistan, the ungovernable territory is primarily Pashtun and Taliban too.

Posted by: rd at September 09, 2019 06:07 PM (+0uDE)

489 The Grandfather I remember was Grandma's # 5 and # 7.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at September 09, 2019 06:08 PM (fk9y/)

490 Sarah can still travel around and make a political impact ... Todd can hang in Alaska and do his races and hunt, probably no interest in being a political spouse of a headliner. It's good ... Trig still impacted, but such is life ... the kid has tow strong parents ... better than most have.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 09, 2019 06:09 PM (Cus5s)

491 When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, and the women come out to cut up what remains, jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains and go to your Gawd like a soldier.

Posted by: Archer at September 09, 2019 06:10 PM (gmo/4)

492 I used McCain's pick of Palin in a baseball analogy.

She was a rising star with a lot of promise, but they called her up from AA ball to play in a pennant race she wasn't ready for. Ruined a promising career.

Sarah Palin gave a temporary boost to McCain's campaign that was phoning it in at that point. I think the GOPe expected her VP nomination to completely tank the election. They were massively shocked when it turned out the opposite of what the GOPe "brains" expected and decided that the quislings would work with the Dems to ruin who they looked at like she was Elly Mae Clampett and they couldn't let THOSE people in the club.

Posted by: kbdabear at September 09, 2019 06:11 PM (qAR6u)

493 Sounds like someone finally noticed the Taliban are primarily Pashtun, and the Pashtun are primarily Taliban, and both are a large MINORITY in Afghanistan. The majority of Afghanistan is a motley collection of another dozen tribes that hate each other and the Pashtun equally.


True, but the Pashtun are still a plurality I think.

One complicating factor, NW Pakistan, the ungovernable territory is primarily Pashtun and Taliban too.
Posted by: rd at September 09, 2019 06:07 PM (+0uDE)



Is the Durand Line sacred? Should the Pakistanis have it? Pak is fractured too, come to think of it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durand_Line

Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 09, 2019 06:12 PM (ujg0T)

494 270 I am guessing that OCD is common amongst The Horde.

Posted by: tbodie at September 09, 2019 05:26 PM (sMMcg)

I wonder. I'll look into the minutiae of that.

Posted by: m at September 09, 2019 06:12 PM (r666Q)

495 Yeah, what the Captain said.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at September 09, 2019 06:13 PM (xInes)

496 Ben ROTHISBURGLAR

sHOULDN'T YOU BE AT PRACTICE?

Posted by: DaveA at September 09, 2019 06:14 PM (FhXTo)

497 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 06:04 PM (cqNba)

1,000 gallons of gas is about 6,000 pounds of dead weight. I think someone might notice if the van's springs were sagging?

Is the water main break just the usual old infrastructure in a poorly run Democrat city? We have them here in Minneapolis too.

Posted by: rd at September 09, 2019 06:14 PM (+0uDE)

498

\\
nood

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 09, 2019 06:19 PM (whb1E)

499 Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 09, 2019 06:12 PM (ujg0T)

Yep. All valid points. Personally, I think we should have tried to put the Northern Alliance in charge back in 2001, and told the Pashtun they done fucked up supporting Al Qaeda.

Too late now. How do we get out with at least some honor?

Posted by: rd at September 09, 2019 06:21 PM (+0uDE)

500 Divorce is sad. The Palin family has had a rocky trip through the public spotlight with a number of unfair jabs. As I recall Todd Palin worked in the North Slope oil fields (field workers get flown in there from Anchorage for a two week or one month long shift). The North Slope has been winding down and maybe Mr. Palin doesn't have a job there any more.

But if the marriage isn't working and the kids are gone, couples do split. These two aren't the Lone Ranger--and I hope it works out for the best for both of them. Probably won't--but one can hope.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at September 09, 2019 06:28 PM (WRSbt)

501 I don't much about the Palin's but I will just say this, I don't see how any family could withstand over a decade of intense negative public scrutiny. I don't know why they are are divorcing but I think the constant public scrutiny and unjust public attacks have a lot to do with it. The most important distinction in this country today is not in political philosophy but in social class. Today elites both Republicans and democrats attend the same schools and socialize and marry the same people. The Palin's were not part of that elite group. So much so that every nitwit talking head on cable news felt free to mock Sara Palin's education and intelligence. I wish them well. They represent a strain of American politics that elected Donald Trump and prevented Hillary Clinton from becoming President of the United States. Let me repeat for the hearing impaired; Hillary Clinton will never be President of the United States and for that we should all be grateful.

Posted by: Punchinello at September 09, 2019 06:33 PM (zOrpp)

502 I lived in AK when she was elected governor. The consensus was that she was hot. Went to the AK State Fair and Sweaty Teddy Nugent had some nice things to say about her. Along the lines of "your governor is hot."

Always felt she was not ready for prime time national politics -- like a AA baseball player that needed an extra season or two before jumping to the majors. At one point she was among the three most powerful women in the world (her, Hilldebeast, and Oprah). Those three would command tens of millions of views on anything they said or wrote.

If she had been liberal (or even a pro-choice moderate Republican) she'd have been VP or President by now.

Posted by: Arch Stanton at September 09, 2019 06:35 PM (qHJDl)

503 I wish them both well. I'm amazed that their marriage survived as long as it did, given the pressure cooker they were in. I've known some divorced couples who were able to work together for the benefit of the kids; I hope for Trig's sake that they'll be able to do that.

Posted by: Brown Line at September 09, 2019 06:38 PM (S6ArX)

504 Certainly was never a model relationship like the Clintons....

Posted by: Reality Man at September 09, 2019 07:25 PM (7NSrk)

505 This is the best blog on the planet. I turned here saying: let's see what really happened today and you did have this story. Which is truly "news" at least for our side of the aisle. So, comprehensive.

Posted by: jocon307 at September 09, 2019 08:22 PM (HYa+m)

506 And fame, money, and power ruins another family.

Posted by: Mike Yerian at September 09, 2019 08:32 PM (MOTel)

507 I suspect that Sarah Palin will be a force during the 2020 presidential campaign.

Posted by: mrp at September 09, 2019 09:15 PM (Pqytn)

508 Palin is a hot mess.

Posted by: Cement Truck at September 09, 2019 10:16 PM (DRZpQ)

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