Sunday Overnight Open Thread (1/12/20)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

At this point in history, is it wise to take foreign policy advice from people who walked around in broad daylight with knitted pussies on their heads?”Glenn Reynolds


Quote II

"All of us have been discouraged from attempting to discharge student loans because it appeared that the law was a wall too high to climb for most debtors other than those with severe disabilities. If the district court affirms Chief Morris' order, there will be a lot more filers for bankruptcy all over the country." Peter Frank, a bankruptcy lawyer from Kingston


Quote III

"Let's hope he's okay. It's not that funny." Unidentified sports broadcaster.
H/T Bitter Clinger


Quote IV

‘Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,’” Omar quoted.

“These are the words that welcomed me and millions of refugees. I still believe in those values. We shall overcome.” Rep/ Ilhan Nur (Omar) (D-MN)


Quote V

I've been vocal about my opposition to many of this government's policies. I live a very conservative life and hold traditional conservative views which I am public about. I've never promoted non-compliance and was rather shocked by how low the numbers really were. This left me wondering: was this a politically motivated action by someone high-up in the bureaucracy ordered to make examples? Dieuwe de Boer

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What a fool!

In Morrissey v. WTVR, LLC, decided Thursday by Judge Henry E. Hudson (E.D. Va.), Joe Morrissey—a former Virginia legislator, a disbarred lawyer, and now a Virginia state senator (who just assumed office Wednesday)—sued a Richmond TV station over commentary by reporter Mark Holmberg; the commentary had been aired while Morrissey was unsuccessfully running for Richmond mayor

Disbarred attorney? I wouldn't have called him a fool more like a slime bag.

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It isn't about safe and sensible gun control. It's about prohibition, plain and simple.

The Virginia Beach City Council voted Monday to add the city to a growing list of nearly 100 cities and counties that have joined the “Second Amendment sanctuary” movement in the commonwealth of Virginia, which is meant to flout an assault weapons ban and other proposals.

The city council resolution declared a “continued commitment to support all provisions of the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia, including the right of the people to keep and bear arms.”…

“There’s one Democrat lawmaker who actually proposed to ban gun ranges,” Loesch said. “They want to ban gun ranges because it’s all about gun sense and gun safety, but yet I guess a part of that gun sense and gun safety is to make it to where law-abiding Americans can’t actually train to carry their arms and practice their marksmanship, which doesn’t sound like gun sense or gun safety to me.”


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Failure. It pays well at the top, even if you are shit-canned.

Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing’s former CEO, left the company with $80.7 million in pay and benefits, after being fired over two aircraft crashes that killed 346 people in total. His compensation dwarfs the $50 million set aside for families of the crash victims.

Boeing denied Muilenberg severance pay and forced him to forfeit stock awards worth tens of millions of dollars, but he keeps $62 million in pay and pension benefits. He also keeps unexercised stock options worth $18.5 million.

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Democrats hate the flag, freedom and liberty.


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POW! BAM!! Holy Shrinkage Batman!!!

Earlier this week, Burt Ward, famous player of Robin in the 1960s Batman TV show, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. During the ceremonies, he revealed some information that has us just bursting at the seams with curiosity.

It turns out, while there was nothing flaccid about Ward’s charismatic performance as the (clearly actually an adult) Boy Wonder, there was one part of Ward’s Robin that ABC wanted to have a little less on-screen presence.

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PJ Wednesday can be a feature not a bug. Or, The ONT Is Always Looking Out For YouTM H/T Legally Sufficent

Working at Home in Your Pajamas Really is the Key to Happiness

Freelancers, entrepreneurs, and anyone who works from a home office brace themselves every family event for the inevitable question: “When will you get a real job?” Many people, grandma and that nosy uncle included, associate work with a commute to a more corporate-looking location. How can it be work if there’s no suit or office building?

In response, Owl Labs made a report titled “State of Remote Work” that surveyed 1,202 full-time workers in the U.S. between the ages of 22 and 65. Of all the participants, 62% work remotely in some capacity; 48% work remotely once a week, and 30% work remotely full-time. While comparing these findings to last year’s report, the researchers found that Americans work remotely full-time 66% more often than anywhere else in the world. [1]

Although the desirability of working from home in pajamas is clear, is it productive and good for one’s health?


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This controversy in medicine is not new. However, it is getting more and more attention. Cancer treatment, chemo vs. holitistic.

Chemotherapy Truthers Are the New Anti-Vaxxers


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Good old California. First it was reduced water usage laws. Possession of gas leaf blower may make you a criminal as well.

Californians blows a little too much for the likes of state regulators and city governments, both of whom have been leading the charge against gas-powered leaf blowers and lawnmowers.

Some 60 cities in the Golden state have already passed bans or restrictions on gas-powered landscaping equipment. Now the California Air Resources Board (CARB)—which regulates emissions in the state—is crafting long-term plans to phase them out statewide, according to reporting from the San Francisco Chronicle.

CARB will lower the allowable amount of emissions these machines can produce this year, with an eye toward zeroing out all such emissions by 2022. Other local governments have been less patient, passing or proposing immediate bans that have Earth-saving potential


I would be more concerned about the piss, shit and needles on the sidewalks. But, that's just me.


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(Phone rings.........) Hello, Acme Sign Company, Yes, we can make you some new signs for you.

Officials who manage Glacier National Park are swapping out signs warning visitors that climate change would cause the park’s glaciers to disappear by 2020.

The U.S. Geological Survey told the park in 2017 that the complete melting off of the glaciers was no longer expected, park spokeswoman Gina Kurzmen told CNN. Forecast models over the years show the glaciers were no longer at risk of disappearing by that date, she noted.

Placards at the St. Mary’s Visitor Center, located in Montana’s mountain ranges, were reportedly changed in 2019. The park is waiting for budget authorization to update the park’s full set of signs, Kurzman noted.


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I know. There I go again living in the past. Remember when weiners were something to be celebrated? Must click scenerey.

Bizarre Beauty Pageants: Vintage Photos Of Hot Dog Queens From The Mid-Century


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Journalists Resource admits that gun buybacks don't work.

In other words, buybacks are kabuki theater for the masses.

However, that’s a bad way to go about things. All they’re doing is wasting money to feed into people’s fears rather than addressing the real problems. Those aren’t guns, either. They’re issues that go far deeper than that.

That said, it’s good to see at least someone in the journalism field acknowledge that buybacks, as they’re conducted in the United States, is less than useless. Even if it’s clear they didn’t want to admit to it.


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This is what happens when you pretend that science isn't settled. Creep identifies as an eight year old girl.

A convicted sex offender from Michigan who claims to identify as an eight-year-old girl and who was caught with porn on his computer is now arguing it is protected by free speech.

Joseph Gobrick, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was arrested after officers discovered illegal child pornography — including scenes of child rape — on his devices


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The ONT Musical Interlude

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(Go ahead click. What could go wrong? Nothing!)

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I guess churchs do not have top notch Human Resources Departments. Genius Award Winner.

A Florida former pastor is accused of propositioning someone he thought was 13-year-old girl for sex online, not knowing it was actually a detective on the other side of the keyboard.

Officials said they posted an ad on Craigslist and an undercover detective “posed as a young girl online who had posted an ad to meet up.”

He was arrested on Wednesday on a charge of using a computer to seduce/solicit a child.

The church told Channel 9 Logsdon was never alone with children, and that leaders were shocked when they learned about his recent arrest.

Channel 9 also learned Logsdon was on probation after serving 13 years in prison for second-degree murder.

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Contrary to the popular belief of every Democrat running for POTUS. People of the U.S.A. are good people and well received. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

American firefighters got a hero’s welcome in Australia.

Dozens who arrived at Sydney International Airport this week to assist in battling a series of devastating wildfires were met with cheers from a crowd that had amassed at the terminal.


“Coming through, all gathered gave a spontaneous & lengthy round of applause, reflecting the gratitude & admiration we all have for their generosity,” tweeted Shane Fitzsimmons, the commissioner of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service.

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1 Uno

Posted by: Charles the Simple at January 12, 2020 10:14 PM (HuH1F)

2 Dos

Posted by: Charles the Simple at January 12, 2020 10:14 PM (HuH1F)

3 Hi Horde!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at January 12, 2020 10:14 PM (a4EWo)

4 Tres?

Posted by: Charles the Simple at January 12, 2020 10:15 PM (HuH1F)

5 How was the Game?

Posted by: Pete Seria at January 12, 2020 10:15 PM (7ZQe3)

6 hiya

Posted by: JT at January 12, 2020 10:15 PM (arJlL)

7 Well, for goodness' sake, what have we here?
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Awww, no more regicidal porn at the top of the thread?
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I shot the gun thread
But I did not shoot the ONT
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(Couldn't choose which to have as my first comment, so I threw them all in there.

Posted by: that ol' mindful webworker at January 12, 2020 10:15 PM (ECLlc)

8 Whew! Finally - I was getting the shakes.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2020 10:15 PM (Y4EXg)

9 Posting from the road?

Posted by: Pete Seria at January 12, 2020 10:15 PM (7ZQe3)

10 Yes! It's ONT Time!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 12, 2020 10:15 PM (BiNEL)

11 Roger Scruton RIP

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7879223

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 12, 2020 10:16 PM (XzVUd)

12 Ahoy, degenerates and degenerettes!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at January 12, 2020 10:16 PM (7WaWV)

13 Roger Scruton RIP

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7879223
Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 12, 2020 10:16 PM (XzVUd)


Sigh.

Every day, more of the good ones are gone.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 12, 2020 10:18 PM (2PXwn)

14 Pixy on strike?

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 12, 2020 10:18 PM (XzVUd)

15 Hooray ONT!!!

Posted by: Cheribebe at January 12, 2020 10:18 PM (a4qVe)

16 Glad to see that Virginia Beach has yet to meet the same fate as has befallen much of the rest of the State's major cities. Hope it stays that way.

Posted by: Surfperch at January 12, 2020 10:19 PM (tVQUs)

17 Holy Bulge Batman!

Posted by: JoeF. at January 12, 2020 10:19 PM (4eTTY)

18 13 Every day, more of the good ones are gone.


Peter Hitchens is just about the last one left now.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 12, 2020 10:19 PM (XzVUd)

19 It's a happy day for football fans in Missouri.

The Chiefs are on their way to the AFC championship, and the former St. Louis Rams, who flipped us all the bird on their way out, didn't even make the playoffs.

Cue Snoopy happy dance music.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 12, 2020 10:20 PM (2PXwn)

20 So. Much. Content.

Thanks, MisHum! Nice ONT!

The 2005 bankruptcy reform (thanks, Bush...) and its nearly-airtight rules regarding non-dischargeability of student load debt was a profoundly bad piece of law.

Bankruptcy protection needs to be extended to student borrowers. It really sucks that now, unlike then, that means that taxpayers take it the shorts (thanks, Obama), but the way that bankruptcy laws are written for student loans is shockingly bad.

Bankruptcy has to be an option. Plus, as an added benefit, student loans will hit credit card-like interest rates and lending will dry up. Lenders will suddenly care about your major and your grades. This is a good thing. If you want something to be cheaper, then quit throwing money at it. College costs will crash if this happens. A lot of colleges will go the way of Antioch, a fate they richly deserve.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2020 10:20 PM (hYcqw)

21 still butthurt eh? been a few years.

Posted by: Jasper Moore at January 12, 2020 10:21 PM (B+t5k)

22 Not Trump voters, I'm guessing.

"A retreat run by Evryman helps men shrug off the armor of masculinity to get in touch with their true feelings."

https://preview.tinyurl.com/wlhu9xy

Posted by: Splunge at January 12, 2020 10:21 PM (dOV9E)

23 Yowza. Some of those hot dog queens are, erm, heavily stacked.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2020 10:21 PM (hYcqw)

24 Hmmm.... interesting.

A couple of months ago my Debit card went to Vegas without me.

Company calls, and cancels my card. Cool!

Well, there were a couple of things I was thinking of quitting, like Netflix, and just thought they would die.

Nope, apparently my Bank TOLD THEM MY NEW F'N Number.

I didn't, yet they know it.

I find that very very troubling.

Posted by: Don Quixote at January 12, 2020 10:21 PM (NgKpN)

25 Bernie!!! Bernie!!! Bernie!!!

Posted by: Guy Who Says "Bernie" A Lot! at January 12, 2020 10:22 PM (I2/tG)

26 20 Bankruptcy has to be an option. Plus, as an added benefit, student loans will hit credit card-like interest rates and lending will dry up. Lenders will suddenly care about your major and your grades. This is a good thing. If you want something to be cheaper, then quit throwing money at it. College costs will crash if this happens. A lot of colleges will go the way of Antioch, a fate they richly deserve.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2020 10:20 PM (hYcqw)


That all sounds great, if true. But I thought that the government had taken over the student loan biz.

Posted by: Splunge at January 12, 2020 10:22 PM (dOV9E)

27 Yowza. Some of those hot dog queens are, erm, heavily stacked.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

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A few of those gals looked like that wasn't their first time around a wiener.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2020 10:23 PM (Y4EXg)

28 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2020 10:20 PM (hYcqw)

Some debt is more equal, than others.

As you should have learned in College!

Posted by: Your College Proffesors. at January 12, 2020 10:23 PM (NgKpN)

29 17
Holy Bulge Batman!


Um. Nope. Batman had towels inserted to compensate. At least that's what the article claimed.


Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 12, 2020 10:23 PM (XzVUd)

30 Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 12, 2020 10:16 PM (XzVUd)


Aaaaand. We have an embarreling in before 20.

Posted by: BifBewalski at January 12, 2020 10:23 PM (VcFUs)

31 Hey everybody.

I used to work in the consumer bankruptcy business. As I recall it (this was 1996 to 2004), the only types of debt that were 100% undischargeable under any circumstances:

- Federal and state income taxes
- Student loans

...Having said that, I kinda like the idea of student loans becoming dischargeable. I assume a lot of colleges (such as Oberlin) would take a long-overdue bath as a result. Also banks will be less likely to give out these loans... which could result in more young's choosing alternative routes to independence, such as vocational schools.

So there could be a silver lining on this cloud...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2020 10:25 PM (L2ZTs)

32 I didn't, yet they know it.

I find that very very troubling.
Posted by: Don Quixote

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If we'd all read carefully the T and C of the sites we signed up for, we'd see we gave them the authority to do just that.

Stinks, I know.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2020 10:25 PM (Y4EXg)

33 Good Evening Horde

Posted by: wing at January 12, 2020 10:26 PM (JFzNN)

34 testing

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 12, 2020 10:26 PM (ZXnzo)

35 Man, I gotta get one of those "Stay Back" signs for my pants.

Posted by: Eric Swallwell at January 12, 2020 10:26 PM (dOV9E)

36 Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

Is there some erotic symbolism in that hot dog. pageants?

I guess asking Grandma how much oral sex there was in the 20's is right out. Thank goodness.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 12, 2020 10:27 PM (u82oZ)

37 I also wanted to share with everyone, I popped in last last night with the news but most of you were already gone:

I finally saw Joker last night.

Long story short, I liked it a lot. I found it asks some very good, tough questions. I also kinda liked the way it portrays groups such as pantifa, as mindless violent mobs.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2020 10:27 PM (L2ZTs)

38 That all sounds great, if true. But I thought that the government had taken over the student loan biz.
Posted by: Splunge at January 12, 2020 10:22 PM (dOV9E)
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They did. Obama decision. Bad Obama decision. But it's going to come out of our taxpaying hides anyway. Underwater people with marginal employment and useless degrees aren't paying anyway and the garnishments probably aren't going to get back to 100%, and we're still digging deeper every day. We're screwed no matter what, so we might as well try to fix it.

Make it dischargable and get the government out of the student loan business in one bill.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2020 10:27 PM (hYcqw)

39 Willowed in the last thread, but in regard to the VCDL and their Lobby Day next week, this is an interesting blog post about what should be done alongside/in lieu of that event:

https://tinyurl.com/ru9powr

The author is no fan of even doing Lobby Day, arguing that it'll probably become another Charlottesville, and he's none too gentle in saying so, but regardless, this seems to me like things that should already be in progress. But I'm not in VA so I don't know.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 12, 2020 10:27 PM (2PXwn)

40 Joe, all good points.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2020 10:27 PM (L2ZTs)

41 Why am I getting an infernal error when I try to post?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 12, 2020 10:28 PM (ZXnzo)

42 wow- the hot dog queens.
that's pretty bad

but it was a different time

Posted by: DB at January 12, 2020 10:28 PM (iTXRQ)

43 Nice ELP selection MisHum! Thanks.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2020 10:28 PM (Y4EXg)

44 On a not unrelated note, last year I took out an unsecured personal line of credit. It's a fairly cheap insurance policy in case I need cash and need to wait for some investments to mature.

In the fine print, there are no restrictions on my use of it, except for one: I am not allowed to use the credit line for any type of expenses related to higher education. No prohibitions but that one.

Telling.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2020 10:28 PM (hYcqw)

45 I've heard of chili queens. But hot dog queens?
Isn't that also known as a drag queen?

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2020 10:28 PM (L2ZTs)

46 So how do I apply for this hot dog queen gig?

Posted by: Mayor Pete at January 12, 2020 10:29 PM (dOV9E)

47 I've heard of chili queens. But hot dog queens?
Isn't that also known as a drag queen?
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2020 10:28 PM (L2ZTs)
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Based on their outfits, I think that's a big 10-NOPE.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2020 10:29 PM (hYcqw)

48 I finally saw Joker last night.

Long story short, I liked it a lot. I found it asks some very good, tough questions. I also kinda liked the way it portrays groups such as pantifa, as mindless violent mobs.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2020 10:27 PM (L2ZTs)


Me too!

It was out on Redbox yesterday.

I am not sure what all the controversy was about. There was only kind of an anti-Trump thing, one visible RESIST poster. The rich v poor thing was not heavy handed, and not really Joker's deal anyway.

The only part that seemed like it might be controversial was that Bruce Wayne's dad was kind of a dick.

Posted by: blaster at January 12, 2020 10:30 PM (ZfRYq)

49 Oh, GOD I hate Pixy and this crappy comment section.

Mis Hum, you are great, thank you, I can't say anything else or the blog will kill me.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 12, 2020 10:30 PM (l9m7l)

50 RE: the Glacier National Park signs; Photo op! A picture of someone holding
a January 2020 calendar in front of that sign with the unmelted
glaciers behind it.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 12, 2020 10:30 PM (ZXnzo)

51 blaster, thanks and agreed. I would have portrayed Thomas Wayne a bit more positively.

That's a great scene, of an idiot running down the street with his "RESIST" sign upside down. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2020 10:30 PM (L2ZTs)

52
Bernie!!! Bernie!!! Bernie!!!
Posted by: Guy Who Says "Bernie" A Lot!


President Donald Trump and journalist James O'Keefe hinted on Sunday that something big is about to drop on Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders as the 78-year-old socialist has surged in recent polls.

Trump tweeted, "Wow! Crazy Bernie Sanders is surging in the polls, looking very good against his opponents in the Do Nothing Party. So what does this all mean? Stay tuned!"

O'Keefe quickly followed up to Trump's tweet, writing, "Stay tuned everyone. Something very big is going to happen. The first bombshell tape is going to drop this week."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 12, 2020 10:31 PM (aKsyK)

53 "At this point in history, is it wise to take foreign policy advice from people who walked around in broad daylight with knitted pussies on their heads?"

Yes! I mean no!

Posted by: a rutabaga, music critic, and foreign policy expert at January 12, 2020 10:31 PM (Tnijr)

54 In the fine print, there are no restrictions on my use of it, except for one: I am not allowed to use the credit line for any type of expenses related to higher education. No prohibitions but that one.

Telling.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

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So, you can borrow at 5%, for example, to pay down a 7% loan, for example?

Huh! The very thing they stressed we look to do in Business School. Go figure. Or don't.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2020 10:31 PM (Y4EXg)

55 It's fun watching the Democrats start to panic, as it dawns on them that Bernie is going to win Iowa and New Hampshire, and has an excellent chance of getting the Democratic nomination.

Biden is losing it, Warren's popularity doesn't extend very far outside the faculty club, Bloomberg and Steyer are shoveling millions into a dumpster fire, and Buttigieg - let's just say that running a homosexual will not encourage black turnout (as is doubtless noted quietly in conversations among Democratic professionals).

Bernie may well take it - and the more openly the Democratic Party apparat tries to block Bernie, the more disgruntled his supporters will be.

And this is a recipe for complete electoral disaster for the Democrats in 2020 - we will have the first blowout election in thirty years.

I'm thinking of changing my voter registration to Democrat, so I can vote for Bernie in the Oregon primary.

Posted by: Guy Who Says "Bernie" A LOT! at January 12, 2020 10:32 PM (I2/tG)

56 Another thing that's 100% subjective, but I loved it:

During one of the mob riot scenes, the soundtrack is "White Room" by Cream. :-)

(Actually I thought the soundtrack was pretty good, although the score was heavy-handed in spots, such as when Arthur's standing behind the curtain at Murray Franklin's TV show.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2020 10:32 PM (L2ZTs)

57 Can you believe I've tried TEN times to compliment MisHum, and I keep getting murdered.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 12, 2020 10:32 PM (l9m7l)

58 Early O/T.

I was doing some housework today and had on some 1960 episodes of "What's My Line?" for background. For those who don't know, this was a game show where some famous panelists would try guess the guest's occupation. If the guest was famous, the panel would be blindfolded. The game was hosted by a newsman called John Charles Daly. He was a war correspondent and general-purpose newsman for a long time. I know nothing about Daly's politics. He was married to Earl Warren's daughter, though, so "liberal" would not be a shocking conclusion.

Regardless, they had Billy Graham as a guest. This is a brief chat they had:
DALY: If memory serves me right, and this is a very apt demonstration of how this world of ours is shrinking, last Sunday, if memory serves me right, you were in Berlin and you spoke in Berlin to 100,00 people.
GRAHAM: That's right.
DALY: Who had gathered here within the very body politic of G-dless communism, this little island, and I'm sure there's nothing quite as heartening to us, even, as far away as we are, to know that when you go to Berlin there is this outpuring, this rededication to the principles of a G-d and of Man's responsibilty to G-d.

https://youtu.be/au6SR6LbsbU?t=192

Watching old programs shows just how different things were, and how much we have changed as a country over the past 60 years. I cannot think of a single mainstream newsman today who would ever put forward that statement. Not only anticommunist but also pro-religion. If the recent unpleasantness with Iran has demonstrated anything, it is that, should any of our contemporary newsmen be in a similar position, they would have excoriated him for stoking the flames of discontent within the noble people of the communist world, and had created a geopolitical faux pas by going to Berlin in the first place.

I'm coming up empty on trying to think of a contemporary newsman who would say anything like this (admittedly not during the news, but in a different venue), let alone do so as if such a statement was obvious but still needed to be said. It's sad. It's enraging. It's humiliating for our culture. Our newsmen - indeed most of our culture figures in general - are scum. We deserve better than them. It fills me with a witch's brew of sadness, hate and contempt.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2020 10:32 PM (hYcqw)

59 57th

Posted by: JohnFNotKerry at January 12, 2020 10:32 PM (iPbC0)

60 BeckoningChasm, MisHum is tough to please.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2020 10:33 PM (L2ZTs)

61 Some of those Hot Dog Queens are handling wieners that could have come straight out of Burt Ward's pants.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2020 10:33 PM (XVuno)

62 Thanks for the fine ONT, Mis Hum! How about them Packers?!?!

Fuck Ilhan "Omar" Nur.

Pray for our President, brave warriors and the people of Iran who crave freedom and liberty.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 12, 2020 10:34 PM (fNFgo)

63 So, you can borrow at 5%, for example, to pay down a 7% loan, for example?

Huh! The very thing they stressed we look to do in Business School. Go figure. Or don't.
Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2020 10:31 PM (Y4EXg)
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Hypothetically, but it would have to be a very high interest loan on the other side of the equation. It's an unsecured consumer credit line. I have exceptional credit and my rate on it is around 15%.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2020 10:34 PM (hYcqw)

64 I'd give Miss 1952 the old footlong.

Which means we'd have to do it twice.

Thanks for the cONTent, MisHum!

Posted by: TheHoser at January 12, 2020 10:34 PM (IylOx)

65 @60 I'm not trying to be a suck-up, but damn, the blog rules make things difficult.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 12, 2020 10:34 PM (l9m7l)

66 the Anti-Chemo people can take a flying leap.
I have read a lot of these blogs. They never really lay out the whole story. One guy was taking monster doses of vitamin c at 200 buck a pop several times a week. Plus some other stuff. But his most of his blog focused on how he cured his colon cancer with a raw diet.

I'm still alive BECAUSE I am on chemo. It's okay for people to decide how they want to treat their diseases. Just make sure you're okay with the consequences and remember; we all will die at some point from something.

Posted by: Cheribebe at January 12, 2020 10:34 PM (a4qVe)

67 Those hot-dog queens (and their sponsors) new precisely what they were doing, what imagery they were conjuring! Oh, the things one could get away with in the days of yore...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at January 12, 2020 10:35 PM (7WaWV)

68 Back at my bankruptcy law firm, we had some paralegals who would advise clients to do things that I'm not sure were 100% ethical.

For instance: if the client was suffering with a secured loan, one paralegal would always suggest they pay it off with one of their unsecured credit cards. Hmmm...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2020 10:35 PM (L2ZTs)

69 >And this is a recipe for complete electoral disaster for the Democrats in 2020 - we will have the first blowout election in thirty years.



what did The Wolf say in the garage

Posted by: DB at January 12, 2020 10:35 PM (iTXRQ)

70 *drops a platter to spin*

Okay kids let's swing to Last Dance nyah.

https://youtu.be/G3_30d-5koM

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 12, 2020 10:35 PM (0MzWm)

71 Good evening, Horde.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 10:36 PM (TdMsT)

72 Chiefs ran our of touchdown celebration fireworks today.

Few complaints from the fans, I expect!

Breaker Morant:

1st soldier: "Those coffins are too short!"

2nd soldier: "I expect they've had no complaints."

Posted by: mnw at January 12, 2020 10:36 PM (Cssks)

73 Burt Ward had a cameo in the Crisis on Infinite Crossovers this year. Apparently he's really fat now. More like the Penguin instead of Robin.

His clothes were colors reminiscent of the Robin costume. He was walking Ace the Bathound. And he delivered a "Holy..." line.

Pretty good sport to put in that appearance, I thought.

Posted by: that same ol' mindful webworker at January 12, 2020 10:36 PM (ECLlc)

74 Maybe Meghan Markle should look into the Hot Dog Queen gig since she wasn't satisfied with the title of duchess.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2020 10:36 PM (XVuno)

75 66 we all will die at some point from something.


Not me. I'm going to live forever.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 12, 2020 10:37 PM (XzVUd)

76 One of those hot dog queens looks like Jayne Mansfield


younger readers will have to google that

Posted by: DB at January 12, 2020 10:37 PM (iTXRQ)

77 "Vintage Photos Of Hot Dog Queens From The Mid-Century"

I don't see Madonna.

Posted by: a rutabaga, music critic, and foreign policy expert at January 12, 2020 10:37 PM (Tnijr)

78 Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/qkgbers

https://tinyurl.com/t3ny2pr

https://tinyurl.com/v7qo28c

https://tinyurl.com/u9df87s

https://tinyurl.com/w9qfp4v

Posted by: kbdabear at January 12, 2020 10:38 PM (qAR6u)

79 omg I just remembered Im still registered Dem!

if Bernie is still in it by then, I can vote for him in the PA primary!

heh heh heh

Posted by: BlackOrchid, Wanna-Be Ukrainian Asset at January 12, 2020 10:38 PM (Rarvo)

80 Meghan Markle, Lemon Princess?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 12, 2020 10:38 PM (0MzWm)

81 These are the words that welcomed me and millions of refugees. I still believe in those values.

Wait, wait - I thought that "Omar" discovered when she came here that the United States was a hellhole. No better than the refugee camp, actually.

I have never heard her express a scintilla of gratitude for the United States taking her in.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 12, 2020 10:38 PM (I2/tG)

82 Funny idea/product I just saw advertised on FB:

"For rectal use ONLY" stickers.
People are putting them on steak knives, crushed red pepper packets...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2020 10:38 PM (L2ZTs)

83 Anna Puma

Thanks for the music. Very inspired.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 12, 2020 10:39 PM (u82oZ)

84 Saw Knives Out last night. I liked it. I liked it a lot. I'm not sure quite why. Plenty of plot holes, and a soupcon of wokeness, just a little, though with some good pushback ("So, how's your SJW degree coming along?"). I think it was that it was very much like watching a play. Topnotch cast, topnotch acting, intelligent writing. It kept my attention fully. It may not be for you. It is not a comedy, but was perfectly content to do implausible things because they were kinda funny.

It moved along well, had very distinct characters, and, I keep coming back to it, but the acting was just great. With a lesser cast, this would likely have been a disaster.

The protagonist is very attractive, looks a little like that Inception chick but with better eyes and cheekbones and lips. Daniel Craig, in a very atypical role, was great. Jamie Lee Curtis was great. Don Johnson, of all people, was great. And the others were great. One actress who was just a little less great, not sure who she was, looked a little like Kristen Stewart but wasn't, stood out by not quite living up to the standard. That's how good the acting was.

Check it out, if this sounds like a good fit for you.

Posted by: Splunge at January 12, 2020 10:39 PM (dOV9E)

85 Ilhan Nur is an American hating opportunist.

Ie: Hide the silverware because she is worse than a Traveler.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 12, 2020 10:39 PM (0MzWm)

86 thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 12, 2020 10:39 PM (zHXTb)

87 what did The Wolf say in the garage

Posted by: DB at January 12, 2020 10:35 PM (iTXRQ)


I'll buy that for a dollar!

Posted by: Bixby Snyder at January 12, 2020 10:39 PM (2N7oZ)

88 Hypothetically, but it would have to be a very high interest loan on the other side of the equation. It's an unsecured consumer credit line. I have exceptional credit and my rate on it is around 15%.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

----

Hmmmm. Navy Fed CU is offering personal loans at a little over 8%. But it is a loan and needs paid back within 36 months. Longer time frames are at higher rates.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2020 10:40 PM (Y4EXg)

89 More Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/ved7tlr

https://tinyurl.com/quuvl6u

https://tinyurl.com/tbbmolo

https://tinyurl.com/swgswrb

https://tinyurl.com/t7b2xn6

Posted by: kbdabear at January 12, 2020 10:40 PM (qAR6u)

90 Hmmmm. Navy Fed CU is offering personal loans at a little over 8%. But it is a loan and needs paid back within 36 months. Longer time frames are at higher rates.
Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2020 10:40 PM (Y4EXg)
++++++++++++++
Yeah, I didn't (and don't) want a personal loan. I don't need the money now. I want access to money on a moment's notice should I need it and can't get my hands on timed investments in time. The access is more valuable than the lower rate. If I don't use it, I don't pay - but if I need it then I want it...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2020 10:41 PM (hYcqw)

91 55 It's fun watching the Democrats start to panic, as it dawns on them that Bernie is going to win Iowa and New Hampshire, and has an excellent chance of getting the Democratic nomination.

The Senate trial starts next week. The War Turtle has maintained existing rules. When the trial starts, Senate goes into session 6 days a week. All Senators must be present. They remain seated in the Senate, and must remain silent.

This is going to be problematic for the Senators running. A lot of Bernie's support is already baked into the cake, but he won't be able to campaign, and that will hurt him.

Having Bernie, Warren, Klobuchar, and Booker have to sit it out helps Biden and Buttigieg.

Biden has already been planning on losing Iowa and NH (a Hell of a plan) but I think he was counting on those going to different winners thus blocking momentum. Buttigieg could end up winning both with the Senators down for the count.

Posted by: blaster at January 12, 2020 10:41 PM (ZfRYq)

92 You are welcome Salty Dawg, the end animation is pretty cool and matches the music nicely.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 12, 2020 10:42 PM (0MzWm)

93 Californians blows a little too much for the likes of state regulators and city governments, both of whom have been leading the charge against gas-powered leaf blowers and lawnmowers.


So, hilariously, they're going to use windmills to make electricity to run electric leaf blowers.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 12, 2020 10:42 PM (oVJmc)

94 she is worse than a Traveler.
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 12, 2020 10:39 PM (0MzWm)

Types

Deletes

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 12, 2020 10:43 PM (BiNEL)

95 @5 if you're talking Pack v Hawks, a good game. Saw your post last thread re P Carroll. Yeah, next year he'll be another year closer to retiring, and Wilson and Metcalf will be even more connected in terms of offensive prowess (with crossed fingers).

Posted by: Mike in Seattle at January 12, 2020 10:43 PM (L+0dl)

96 *giggles at Hrothgar*

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 12, 2020 10:43 PM (0MzWm)

97
Nice ONT, MisHum.

I LOVE the top pic. Every city should look like that.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 12, 2020 10:43 PM (13CQC)

98 87 I'll buy that for a dollar!
Posted by: Bixby Snyder at January 12, 2020 10:39 PM (2N7oZ)


It's a quarter! A quarter! Dammit, you slave over that blank page, and some a-hole makes a movie that has nothing to do with your story, and that's all anyone remembers.

Posted by: Zombie CM Kornbluth at January 12, 2020 10:44 PM (dOV9E)

99 I finally saw Joker last night.

Long story short, I liked it a lot. I found it asks some very good, tough questions. I also kinda liked the way it portrays groups such as pantifa, as mindless violent mobs.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2020 10:27 PM (L2ZTs)


I just can't get interested in Joker.

It's nothing to do with the political angles or whatever, I just feel totally burned out on DC Comics. Which I know this isn't as much of a "comic-book" movie per se, but as much trouble as they've had with making their properties into a sustainable movie franchise, I think they just need to give it a rest for a while.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 12, 2020 10:44 PM (2PXwn)

100 91 All Senators must be present.


How do they enforce that.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 12, 2020 10:44 PM (XzVUd)

101 30 minutes of Emerson Lake and Palmer was great in the 70's. Not so sure of that now.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...seeking a new level of awareness at January 12, 2020 10:44 PM (Aj7Zq)

102 Ah. Bernie/Butterjug 2020

So bizarre, you couldn't make it up.

It's like The Three Stooges, without Moe. You know, the smart one...

Posted by: Dan Cooper, Commie Mfr'r at January 12, 2020 10:44 PM (xSo9G)

103 I LOVE the top pic. Every city should look like that.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 12, 2020 10:43 PM (13CQC)
+++++++++++++
Nah. Why have that when you can have this?
https://tinyurl.com/ueuga37

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2020 10:45 PM (hYcqw)

104 Posted by: Anna Puma at January 12, 2020 10:43 PM (0MzWm)


Thank you, but I decided I should not take a chance on getting MisHum upset!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 12, 2020 10:45 PM (BiNEL)

105 if Bernie is still in it by then, I can vote for him in the PA primary!

I attended the Oregon Green Party nominating convention to get Ralph Nader on the Oregon Presidential ballot in 2000. (Oregon law said you could get on the ballot if you got enough people at the nominating convention.)

I'm willing to behave strategically.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at January 12, 2020 10:45 PM (I2/tG)

106 91 They remain seated in the Senate, and must remain silent.


Hmm... almost worth watching then.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 12, 2020 10:45 PM (XzVUd)

107
Moscow State University. Well, all cities should look like that.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 12, 2020 10:45 PM (13CQC)

108 Demoocrats do a rally and twenty or forty people show up. Trump does a rally and twenty or forty thousand show up.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 12, 2020 10:46 PM (1dTB/)

109 Dr.T, it looks like Joker will become a franchise, or at least try. I've read a sequel is already in the works.

If there is one, I would hope it's from Bruce Wayne's POV, as a child.

Spoiler alert...

There's a heartbreaking scene near the end of Joker, of Bruce standing between his parents, both of whom have been shot to death by an idiot "RESIST!" protester, and who was inspired by Joker.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2020 10:46 PM (L2ZTs)

110 What's next in Kalifornia?, lawnmowers?

Posted by: Sock Monkey...seeking a new level of awareness at January 12, 2020 10:46 PM (Aj7Zq)

111 I think it's safe to assume that any illegals using gas leaf blowers will be ignored, and even if they aren't it's not like they're going to face any punishment other than getting a pamphlet about "the dangers of climate change"


Posted by: kbdabear at January 12, 2020 10:47 PM (qAR6u)

112 Good evening y'all! Hope you are all enjoying a nice Sunday evening

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at January 12, 2020 10:47 PM (/UQ/R)

113 *watches the Karloff The Mummy*

That explains things, they are using the scroll of Toth to keep Ruth Vader-Meinhoff Ginsburg alive. Along with tanis-leaf tea.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 12, 2020 10:47 PM (0MzWm)

114 The Senate trial starts next week. The War Turtle has maintained existing rules. When the trial starts, Senate goes into session 6 days a week. All Senators must be present. They remain seated in the Senate, and must remain silent.

This is going to be problematic for the Senators running. A lot of Bernie's support is already baked into the cake, but he won't be able to campaign, and that will hurt him.

Having Bernie, Warren, Klobuchar, and Booker have to sit it out helps Biden and Buttigieg.

Biden has already been planning on losing Iowa and NH (a Hell of a plan) but I think he was counting on those going to different winners thus blocking momentum. Buttigieg could end up winning both with the Senators down for the count.
Posted by: blaster at January 12, 2020 10:41 PM (ZfRYq)

Nancy has the impeachment in Senate to start to stop Bernie and Warren, then has the SOTU the day after the Iowa caucus, to change any news off Iowa. Impeachment for pure political purpose.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 12, 2020 10:47 PM (Rz2Nc)

115 30 minutes of Emerson Lake and Palmer was great in the 70's. Not so sure of that now.
Posted by: Sock Monkey

----

Well, you and the comely young lass that picked you up at the bar aren't stoned on your asses for one thing.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2020 10:47 PM (Y4EXg)

116 Demoocrats do a rally and twenty or forty people show up. Trump does a rally and twenty or forty thousand show up.
Posted by: Braenyard at January 12, 2020 10:46 PM (1dTB/)
++++++++++++++
In fairness, it's still early and there are like ten candidates. As we get closer and the field narrows, they'll crack the 1,000 mark.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2020 10:47 PM (hYcqw)

117
"1917" is EXCELLENT. Powerful, moving and involving. The much-hyped "filmed in one shot" gimmick is not intrusive at all except for a couple of early swooping pans that hit my vertigo button a bit. Nothing like the continuity challenge of "Dunkirk." I'm not sure I could say it was as good as "They Shall Not Grow Old," but it belongs on the shelf next to it. A definite should-see.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at January 12, 2020 10:47 PM (ABuva)

118 And the tanna leaves.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 12, 2020 10:48 PM (1dTB/)

119 Richard, you're the second person here to recommend 1917.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2020 10:48 PM (L2ZTs)

120

The DNC has full control over the "super" delegates. In other words, the DNC decides who gets the nom.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 12, 2020 10:48 PM (BnM7P)

121 How do they enforce that.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 12, 2020 10:44 PM (XzVUd)


Sergeant of arms I reckon.

And public opinion. A Senator who was out campaigning instead of being present at the impeachment trial?

Posted by: blaster at January 12, 2020 10:48 PM (ZfRYq)

122 One actress who was just a little less great, not sure who she was, looked a little like Kristen Stewart but wasn't, stood out by not quite living up to the standard. That's how good the acting was.

Check it out, if this sounds like a good fit for you.
Posted by: Splunge at January 12, 2020 10:39 PM (dOV9E)


Think I know who you're talking about. Can't remember her full name (Katherine something?) but pretty sure she was the suicided girl in 13 Reasons Why.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 12, 2020 10:48 PM (2PXwn)

123 112 Good evening y'all! Hope you are all enjoying a nice Sunday evening
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at January 12, 2020 10:47 PM (/UQ/R)


WDS!!!

I hope you had a great weekend!

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 10:49 PM (TdMsT)

124 Can you believe I've tried TEN times to compliment MisHum, and I keep getting murdered.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 12, 2020 10:32 PM (l9m7l)
* * * *

I have had something like that happen before. I just kept paring down my comment until Pixy finally took it. Sometimes she is a bad girl!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 12, 2020 10:49 PM (fNFgo)

125 In Joker, the actor who plays Bruce's butler Alfred?

He's not, but he looks and sounds an awful lot like Ricky Gervais.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2020 10:49 PM (L2ZTs)

126 Well I was gone for a week and it seems a fuck ton of shit happened in the world while I was gone. I'm never going to catch up.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 12, 2020 10:49 PM (9Om/r)

127 Funny idea/product I just saw advertised on FB:

"For rectal use ONLY" stickers.
People are putting them on steak knives, crushed red pepper packets...

Posted by: qdpsteve


...my car...

Posted by: Mayor Pete at January 12, 2020 10:50 PM (P1f+c)

128
The DNC has full control over the "super" delegates. In other words, the DNC decides who gets the nom.
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile


Decisions made in a joke filled room.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 12, 2020 10:50 PM (aKsyK)

129

Re: the fake impeachment

What's this about the Democrats still concealing the IG's testimony?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 12, 2020 10:50 PM (BnM7P)

130 As for chemo, you never know how the science will change. A leukemia that was rapidly deadly 30 years ago is now being cured with high doses of oral ATRA (essentially a strong vitamin A, trans retinoic acid) and arsenic intravenously.

But of course I'd go with an oncologist's protocol. Those do change with research.

Posted by: CN at January 12, 2020 10:50 PM (U7k5w)

131
126 Well I was gone for a week and it seems a fuck ton of shit happened in the world while I was gone. I'm never going to catch up.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 12, 2020 10:49 PM (9Om/r)


I find I'm much happier not knowing what is going on in the world.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 10:50 PM (TdMsT)

132 I happened to catch Kim Novack on Sunday Morning today. If ever you want to see what poor plastic surgery does to a beautiful face, that was the place.

She can barely talk, and I don't think it's brain issues.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2020 10:50 PM (Y4EXg)

133 121 And public opinion. A Senator who was out campaigning instead of being present at the impeachment trial?


Shame a democrat?

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 12, 2020 10:51 PM (XzVUd)

134 Tonypete, that's sad.
Novak was beautiful in Vertigo.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2020 10:51 PM (L2ZTs)

135 How do they enforce that.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 12, 2020 10:44 PM (XzVUd)

Stop the proceedings until,everyone is present.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 12, 2020 10:51 PM (Rz2Nc)

136 Was Kim Novak in Planet of the Apes?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 12, 2020 10:52 PM (0MzWm)

137 Novak was beautiful in Vertigo.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2020 10:51 PM (L2ZTs)

That Kim Novak sure had some nice breasts

Posted by: Sam Bass at January 12, 2020 10:52 PM (qAR6u)

138 But of course I'd go with an oncologist's protocol. Those do change with research.

Posted by: CN at January 12, 2020 10:50 PM (U7k5w)


When it gets down to the cutting, and you may get a second opinion, listen to what the doc says.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 12, 2020 10:52 PM (1dTB/)

139
First day of unemployment starts tomorrow. I think when the law firm found my natural level the partner started his relentless criticism of me to try to get me to quit.

After I found and developed an argument against a 35 USC 103 rejection that could have been made two years ago and four office actions they fired me.

It wouldn't surprise me if they came after me to recover my pay, benefits and overhead. It's the sort of thing an MBA would think of.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 12, 2020 10:52 PM (7rVsF)

140 The DNC has full control over the "super" delegates. In other words, the DNC decides who gets the nom.
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 12, 2020 10:48 PM (BnM7P)


That only matters if the nominee is not chosen on the first ballot.

First ballot is pledged delegates only - meaning only those won in the primaries/caucuses.

The outcome of that will be known going into the convention.

I have come to believe that the Dem convention may be contested but perhaps not "brokered." Meaning that it will go beyond the first vote.

Posted by: blaster at January 12, 2020 10:52 PM (ZfRYq)

141 QDPSteve, my understanding is that tax debt is dischargeable in bankruptcy, but only if they had been filed 3 years prior to bankruptcy. And failure to file assessments are not counted as filings.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 12, 2020 10:52 PM (1glZx)

142 91 All Senators must be present.


How do they enforce that.



Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 12, 2020 10:44 PM (XzVUd)


Your agonizer, Ms Warren.

Posted by: Mirror Universe Mitch McConnell at January 12, 2020 10:52 PM (2N7oZ)

143 >>>Dr.T, it looks like Joker will become a franchise, or at least try. I've read a sequel is already in the works.
If there is one, I would hope it's from Bruce Wayne's POV, as a child.


Isn't there already a new Batman movie scheduled for 2021?

See, this is what I mean. How many Batman actors have they gone through, just since Christian Bale?

Posted by: Dr. T at January 12, 2020 10:53 PM (2PXwn)

144 120 The DNC has full control over the "super" delegates. In other words, the DNC decides who gets the nom.
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 12, 2020 10:48 PM (BnM7P)


My understanding is that after the superdelegates ensured Hillary's nomination, there was a bit of a rebellion, so the superdelegates lost their superpowers, until and unless someone fails to get enough delegates at the convention on the first ballot. Then it's thumb on the scale all the way.

Your move, Bernie.

Posted by: Splunge at January 12, 2020 10:53 PM (dOV9E)

145 Kindltot, hmmm. Could be. There's a lot I've forgotten.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2020 10:53 PM (L2ZTs)

146 Fuck me sideways.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at January 12, 2020 10:53 PM (PkVlr)

147 I find I'm much happier not knowing what is going on in the world.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 10:50 PM (TdMsT)

Yeah, no kidding.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 12, 2020 10:53 PM (9Om/r)

148 Can you believe I've tried TEN times to compliment MisHum, and I keep getting murdered.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm
----

Buzzion didn't do anything , but, now is one of the departed. The AoSHQ Fickle Finger got him.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 12, 2020 10:54 PM (CDGwz)

149
Meghan Markle has signed a deal with Disney. She's going back to acting but supposedly she's not going to be paid -- yet. She's doing it in exchange for a donation to a wildlife preservation charity -- this time.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 12, 2020 10:54 PM (13CQC)

150 To be completely crude but this tool deserves no respect, just have to take away Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]'s wheelchair and she's stuck.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 12, 2020 10:54 PM (0MzWm)

151
Buzzion didn't do anything , but, now is one of the departed. The AoSHQ Fickle Finger got him.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 12, 2020 10:54 PM (CDGwz)


Buzzion is dead again???

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 10:55 PM (TdMsT)

152 Texan fans in the 2nd half today looked like Rachel Maddow on the late hours of Nov 8 2016

Posted by: kbdabear at January 12, 2020 10:55 PM (qAR6u)

153 Buzzion is dead again???
Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 10:55 PM (TdMsT)


STILL

That's how it works.

Posted by: blaster at January 12, 2020 10:56 PM (ZfRYq)

154 Have the Democrats given Sen. Hirono [D-HI] a See-and-Say on Impeachment yet?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 12, 2020 10:56 PM (0MzWm)

155 Kim Hunter

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 12, 2020 10:56 PM (aKsyK)

156 Kansas, when they woke up, looked out standing.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 12, 2020 10:56 PM (1dTB/)

157 Howdy, ONT-type people!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 12, 2020 10:57 PM (NWiLs)

158 131 I find I'm much happier not knowing what is going on in the world.


I had some fun this afternoon explaining what was going on in Iran to some liberal friends. I pointed out that they almost certainly targeted the airliner deliberately. One of them is a pilot and he admitted that mistaking an airliner taking off for an incoming cruise missile is pretty thin.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 12, 2020 10:57 PM (XzVUd)

159 hey insom, you know how to fuck sideways ?

Posted by: Jasper Moore at January 12, 2020 10:57 PM (B+t5k)

160 During the ceremonies, he revealed some information that has us just bursting at the seams with curiosity.

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

Didn't Burt Ward write (or have ghost-written) a tell-all book quite a while ago that included a chapter called "The Battle of the Bulge"? So I guess he wanted the latest generation to know, too...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 12, 2020 10:57 PM (CAJOC)

161 Hunter? Well got 50% on Nova.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 12, 2020 10:58 PM (0MzWm)

162 Splunge,
I liked it also because it wasn't like most of the rest of the dreck that comes out of Hollywood. Most of what they put out are comic book hero stuff, remakes, and sequels. It's nice to see a movie that has some originality.

I don't really like superhero, comic book movies anymore, but "The Joker" was an exception because it was so well done. Phoenix's acting was incredible.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 12, 2020 10:58 PM (+lVUW)

163 157 Howdy, ONT-type people!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 12, 2020 10:57 PM (NWiLs)



Hey Insom!

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 10:58 PM (TdMsT)

164 My true man feelings is I like the smell of wet pussy and what comes next.

Posted by: parker at January 12, 2020 10:58 PM (mmH7U)

165 66 the Anti-Chemo people can take a flying leap.
I have read a lot of these blogs. They never really lay out the whole story. One guy was taking monster doses of vitamin c at 200 buck a pop several times a week. Plus some other stuff. But his most of his blog focused on how he cured his colon cancer with a raw diet.

I'm still alive BECAUSE I am on chemo. It's okay for people to decide how they want to treat their diseases. Just make sure you're okay with the consequences and remember; we all will die at some point from something.
Posted by: Cheribebe


AMEN!!

Husband just finished face chemo, and is cancer free. I keep him in my life for a while longer, and I am grateful to God for the medicine, the doctor who prescribed it, and the doctor who found the cancer.

You said it eloquently. Not every treatment works. And our life on this earth has a set time limit. Choose wisely.

Posted by: Moki at January 12, 2020 10:58 PM (mFoNl)

166 Meghan Markle has signed a deal with Disney. She's
going back to acting but supposedly she's not going to be paid -- yet.
She's doing it in exchange for a donation to a wildlife preservation
charity -- this time.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 12, 2020 10:54 PM (13CQC)


Who bitch this is?

Posted by: Duch of Sux at January 12, 2020 10:58 PM (2N7oZ)

167 Have a great day everyone. New and surprise ice has shut school down tomorrow.

But my other responsibilities are now kicking in. It's not beauty sleep, but energy for problem solving tomorrow.

This is my shout out to the East Coast peeps. I spent 20 years in Northern Virginia. Assholes and losers in office think they are in charge and will be obeyed. Nuts!!

I have a lot more faith in the goodness and street smarts of cultural American. Time to step up. And I agree that local areas are where the first actions should be made. Organize and win.

We are the heirs of the warriors at Midway. Go for the heavies! We dropped every atomic bomb we had in order to win. *Plays Sabaton very loud*

That's what we did here in my corner of Kansas. We pragmatists control the County Commission, even in a very liberal town. Seize and hold, then expand.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 12, 2020 10:59 PM (u82oZ)

168 85 Ilhan Nur is an American hating opportunist.

Ie: Hide the silverware because she is worse than a Traveler.
Posted by: Anna Puma


And keep her away from your husband because she's also a homewrecking whore.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 12, 2020 10:59 PM (+lVUW)

169 nerdygirl, exactly!

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2020 11:00 PM (L2ZTs)

170 Pow! BAM! Boom!

Battle of the Bulge.

Posted by: DairyAir at January 12, 2020 11:00 PM (t+4uj)

171 Interesting comment on how there are more American flags in Iran than the number of flags had by Democrats. I saw today that the U.S. and Israeli flags were on the ground and that Iranians were not stepping on those flags, out of respect.

Add to that the deafening silence by Democrats running for President on the subject of the protests in Iran, and one might draw the conclusion that Democrats hate America.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 12, 2020 11:00 PM (fNFgo)

172 159 hey insom, you know how to fuck sideways ?
Posted by: Jasper Moore at January 12, 2020 10:57 PM (B+t5k)

If you hum a few bars maybe I can pick it up.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 12, 2020 11:00 PM (NWiLs)

173 My daughter cancer free for 10 years thanks to chemo.

Posted by: parker at January 12, 2020 11:01 PM (mmH7U)

174
That's what we did here in my corner of Kansas. We pragmatists control the County Commission, even in a very liberal town. Seize and hold, then expand.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 12, 2020 10:59 PM (u82oZ)


You are inspiring, Salty Dog!

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 11:01 PM (TdMsT)

175 Hey Ladyl! How was your Sunday?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 12, 2020 11:01 PM (NWiLs)

176 My understanding is that after the superdelegates ensured Hillary's nomination, there was a bit of a rebellion, so the superdelegates lost their superpowers, until and unless someone fails to get enough delegates at the convention on the first ballot. Then it's thumb on the scale all the way.

Your move, Bernie.

Posted by: Splunge


And someone pointed out on this very website, that that rule change changes everything:

Now the also-rans have reason to stay in until the convention. Since the party bosses don't get to vote in the first round, they still have a chance even if they lose the first few caucuses and primaries.

But that means the non-super delegates will be split between more candidates.

Which means its unlikely to have a first-round vote where one candidate gets 50%+1.

Which means the superdelegates will decide everything, again.

My shocked face is at the cleaners; I've been using it a lot lately.

Posted by: mikeski at January 12, 2020 11:02 PM (P1f+c)

177 Buzzion is dead again???
Posted by: Ladyl
--------

Still.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 12, 2020 11:02 PM (CDGwz)

178 it's a pacific north west folk song, I believe, something about a 12th man or sumting, Insom.

Posted by: Jasper Moore at January 12, 2020 11:03 PM (B+t5k)

179 I'm marketing a new product:

Toothpaste that tastes like Gwyneth Paltrow's gingivitis.

Posted by: RKae at January 12, 2020 11:04 PM (S5dF8)

180 If you swing at 2 pitches and they both hit you in the dick, it's time for a different sport.

Posted by: jsg at January 12, 2020 11:05 PM (t+4uj)

181 Chemotherapy Truthers Are the New Anti-Vaxxers

uh huh. well fyi, 85% of the doctors that tested my parents cancer said they would NOT have chemo if it was them with cancer.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 12, 2020 11:05 PM (8lm/0)

182 "We shall overcome."


You know, coming from Omar, that sounds more like a threat than a hope.

Posted by: GWB at January 12, 2020 11:06 PM (8L/9D)

183 Well, you and the comely young lass that picked you up at the bar aren't stoned on your asses for one thing.
Posted by: Tonypete

Won't deny it because I can't remember the last 4 years of that decade.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...seeking a new level of awareness at January 12, 2020 11:06 PM (Aj7Zq)

184
Nothing is stopping the DNC from changing the rules as they wish.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 12, 2020 11:06 PM (BnM7P)

185 Another example of Chemo vs whatever: ALL (most common form of childhood leukemia) was in the 1940's and 1950's 100 % fatal within a year of diagnosis. Starting with the work of Dr Farber in Boston, NIH/NCI, and St Jude's the survival rate is about 90%, thanks to chemo. Granted, there are plenty of cancers for which the prognosis still remains grim, and it is not unreasonable to calculate for oneself the benefit of palliative chemo vs getting the most out of one's remaining time. (Being Mortal by Atul Gawande covers this nicely) but, the most recent data shows a steady decline in cancer mortality: https://progressreport.cancer.gov/end/mortality with the most recent 2016-2017 data even better. Clearly, something is being done right.

Posted by: DannyG at January 12, 2020 11:06 PM (yuYaD)

186
Come on.
When's the last time Democrats obeyed any rules?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 12, 2020 11:06 PM (BnM7P)

187 Braenyard, You're being generous with the twenty or forty.
This is a link from the Liberty site. It's a Biden gig that featured our friend Kerry. Sparse is putting it mildly.
The comments are hilarious.
https://tinyurl.com/rywlum9

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 12, 2020 11:07 PM (+lVUW)

188 Moki that is great news about your husband! Congratulations! Travel lots or do whatever makes y'all happy!!
Wishing you and him many blessings!

Posted by: Cheribebe at January 12, 2020 11:07 PM (a4qVe)

189 175 Hey Ladyl! How was your Sunday?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 12, 2020 11:01 PM (NWiLs)


I spent the whole day in the basement, going through tools, cleaning and organizing. The painters are ready...

So I had a delightful weekend.

I sure hope yours was more fun!

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 11:07 PM (TdMsT)

190 If conservatives played for keeps...like liberals do...they'd let Joseph Gobrick fill out some government paperwork and let him claim to be a clear.


Then add a charge of fraud to his other charges for falsely claiming to be a woman.

Fight the tranny battle on that hill. Make the left defend him. Or let a precedent go that lying about your sex gets you thrown in jail....

Posted by: 18-1 at January 12, 2020 11:07 PM (WdocV)

191
I say this as a college student who paid out of pocket and incurred no debt, and the brother of a college student who paid his debt that he incurred ahead of schedule... the somehow-legal exception to bankruptcy law GW Bush passed for his Collidge Palz was a fuckin travesty.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at January 12, 2020 11:07 PM (wNuYF)

192 Have the Democrats given Sen. Hirono [D-HI] a See-and-Say on Impeachment yet?


Posted by: Anna Puma at January 12, 2020 10:56 PM (0MzWm)


I would rather send her a model of a B-29 and tell her to press it in her ass.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 12, 2020 11:08 PM (9Om/r)

193 Hi Ladyl! We did.....went to watch grandson play hockey. Watching 5 and 6 year olds knock each other out is quite humorous

Sorry to hear about your best friend.....prayers for her and you!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at January 12, 2020 11:08 PM (/UQ/R)

194

The rules.

The rules?

Rules, my ass.

DNC gives no shits about their own rules.


Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 12, 2020 11:08 PM (BnM7P)

195 Nothing is stopping the DNC from changing the rules as they wish.

___

Like in 2016, where we gave Hillary however many delegates she wanted.

Posted by: The DNC at January 12, 2020 11:08 PM (WdocV)

196 It wouldn't surprise me if they came after me to recover my pay, benefits and overhead. It's the sort of thing an MBA would think of.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 12, 2020 10:52 PM (7rVsF)
* * * *

My experience with law firms is that they are very litigation averse, especially when it comes to employee issues. I don't have familiarity with the statute you cite, but it almost sounds as if they know you discovered something they would rather not have see the light of day. If so, that would be a good reason for them to leave you alone.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 12, 2020 11:08 PM (fNFgo)

197 Why is that guy with the trailer so racist about shitflys.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at January 12, 2020 11:10 PM (h1jJh)

198 Some of the new treatment therapies for cancer aren't all poisonous drugs, some are now things like hormone disrupters and auto- immune drugs.

Posted by: Cheribebe at January 12, 2020 11:10 PM (a4qVe)

199 186
Come on.
When's the last time Democrats obeyed any rules?
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 12, 2020 11:06 PM (BnM7P)

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

If the R's had any sense, the moment a D Sen broke the rules, they'd call for an immediate vote.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 12, 2020 11:11 PM (CAJOC)

200
193 Hi Ladyl! We did.....went to watch grandson play hockey. Watching 5 and 6 year olds knock each other out is quite humorous

Sorry to hear about your best friend.....prayers for her and you!
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at January 12, 2020 11:08 PM (/UQ/R)



It's so fun to watch kids play sports!

I imagine ice hockey is a pretty tough game for kids that young.

My 8 year old grandson is a baseball superstar.

Holy cow.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 11:11 PM (TdMsT)

201 181 uh huh. well fyi, 85% of the doctors that tested my parents cancer said they would NOT have chemo if it was them with cancer.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 12, 2020 11:05 PM (8lm/0)

If it was them with cancer. Yeah, call me when those doctors would have to make that decision for themselves.

Posted by: jsg at January 12, 2020 11:11 PM (t+4uj)

202 bebe!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at January 12, 2020 11:11 PM (/UQ/R)

203 Why is that guy with the trailer so racist about shitflys.
Posted by: Lemmiwinks at January 12, 2020 11:10 PM (h1jJh)

----------

I remember when they had to drink from their own drinking fountains.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 12, 2020 11:11 PM (XVuno)

204

McConnell will be like a rug for the next few weeks.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 12, 2020 11:12 PM (BnM7P)

205 I spent the whole day in the basement, going through tools, cleaning and organizing. The painters are ready...

So I had a delightful weekend.

I sure hope yours was more fun!
Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 11:07 PM (TdMsT)

Seems it was by default. Lucky for me I don't have a basement.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 12, 2020 11:12 PM (NWiLs)

206 132 I happened to catch Kim Novack on Sunday Morning today. If ever you want to see what poor plastic surgery does to a beautiful face, that was the place.

She can barely talk, and I don't think it's brain issues.
Posted by: Tonypete


Before I knew about Botox, I remember seeing Cher being interviewed, and her face barely moved when she spoke.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 12, 2020 11:13 PM (+lVUW)

207 My parents and my aunt went with radiation......and I am blessed to still have them

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at January 12, 2020 11:13 PM (/UQ/R)

208 Oh yeah... I forgot to say "surprise-anal those worthless academics and their worse-than-worthless bankster buddies until they bleed to death from their surprised anuses."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at January 12, 2020 11:14 PM (wNuYF)

209 Seems it was by default. Lucky for me I don't have a basement.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 12, 2020 11:12 PM (NWiLs)


I don't think DryLoc would work in a basement in Florida!

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 11:14 PM (TdMsT)

210 Patterson from Twilight will be the next Batman. Garbage choice. The only time I thought he was right for a role was for "The King" (Henry V) where he was the loathsome Dauphin.

As bad as DC comic movies have been, I haven't complained about the casting, outside of Ben Affleck. In fact the casting has been mostly great.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 12, 2020 11:14 PM (LxTcq)

211 Well I was gone for a week and it seems a fuck ton of shit happened in the world while I was gone. I'm never going to catch up.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 12, 2020 10:49 PM (9Om/r)






https://preview.tinyurl.com/uqb49p5


"ureachable, and giggling"

Posted by: Kindltot at January 12, 2020 11:14 PM (1glZx)

212 Everything I know about botox I learned from Joe Biden's forehead.

Posted by: jsg at January 12, 2020 11:14 PM (t+4uj)

213
Funny idea/product I just saw advertised on FB:



"For rectal use ONLY" stickers.

People are putting them on steak knives, crushed red pepper packets...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 12, 2020 10:38 PM (L2ZTs)

---
there are lots of potentially humorous pharmacy advisory stickers out there...

https://shop.gohcl.com/products/HCL/AUXILIARY% 20LABELS/PHARMACY%20LABELS.aspx?
category=Pharmacy+Labels

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 12, 2020 11:15 PM (zHXTb)

214 Have you seen McConnell's face lately? He's enjoying his job a lot.

Early in Trump's administration, he had Mitch at a rally. Mitch said almost nothing, just "You keep sending me judges, I'll keep confirming them." Definitely arm's length.

More recently, it was MAGA all the way. Not saying he's on the Trump train fully, but he finally gets Trump, and he's really enjoying his role in the Trump era, and expressing more of his impish side in his public engagement.

Posted by: Splunge at January 12, 2020 11:15 PM (dOV9E)

215 Before I knew about Botox, I remember seeing Cher being interviewed, and her face barely moved when she spoke.
Posted by: nerdygirl at January 12, 2020 11:13 PM (+lVUW)

I remember Joan Rivers being on a couple of episodes of Nip/Tuck. Her face didn't move when she talked and she looked like a puppet.

Posted by: Cheribebe at January 12, 2020 11:15 PM (a4qVe)

216 209 Seems it was by default. Lucky for me I don't have a basement.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 12, 2020 11:12 PM (NWiLs)


I don't think DryLoc would work in a basement in Florida!
Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 11:14 PM (TdMsT)

Not so much. A basement in Florida would be an indoor pond.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 12, 2020 11:15 PM (NWiLs)

217 Nice to see Green Bay advance over Seattle.

I've noticed that the early loss by New England sure deflated all the Patriot fan's balls.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 12, 2020 11:16 PM (V2Yro)

218 Fortunately, I've never yet had to think about whether to take chemo or not. I think it would depend on where I was in life and whether I had a decent chance of beating it.

If I got diagnosed tomorrow, I think I'd probably take it.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 12, 2020 11:16 PM (2PXwn)

219 OOOkie dookey, time for me to check out.

Zzz

Posted by: that tired ol' mindful webworker at January 12, 2020 11:17 PM (ECLlc)

220 214
Have you seen McConnell's face lately? He's enjoying his job a lot.



It's much easier when Trump is blame for *everything*


Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 12, 2020 11:17 PM (XzVUd)

221 Not so much. A basement in Florida would be an indoor pond.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 12, 2020 11:15 PM (NWiLs)


With the water table above the level of the floor!

I lived in Florida for two years and I never got used to being without a basement.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 11:17 PM (TdMsT)

222 210 Patterson from Twilight will be the next Batman. Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 12, 2020 11:14 PM (LxTcq)

You Lie!

Well, I hope you do. I fear you don't. I guess that would be a good time to swear off of comic book movies.

Posted by: Splunge at January 12, 2020 11:17 PM (dOV9E)

223 I say this as a college student who paid out of pocket and incurred no debt, and the brother of a college student who paid his debt that he incurred ahead of schedule... the somehow-legal exception to bankruptcy law GW Bush passed for his Collidge Palz was a fuckin travesty.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

THIS. Right. Here.

I paid for my BS and MA with 10.9 years of active duty, in sick a$$ assignments that had a 7% success rate and a zero tolerance (hard/heavy penalties for even minor oopsies) for failure. Fvck those useless degree having debtors. Go dig ditches for the 2020 version of the CCC.

Posted by: BifBewalski at January 12, 2020 11:17 PM (VcFUs)

224 So... just read a blurb that low-fat diets are linked to low testosterone in men. Who knew? (Besides Ace, that is.)

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 12, 2020 11:18 PM (fNFgo)

225 220 It's much easier when Trump is blame for *everything*
Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 12, 2020 11:17 PM (XzVUd)


This is one of the best things about Trump, this "go ahead, blame me, I don't care, I can take it, I just want to do the right thing" attitude.

Posted by: Splunge at January 12, 2020 11:18 PM (dOV9E)

226
Well I was gone for a week and it seems a fuck ton of shit happened in the world while I was gone.
Posted by: Berserker



Were you off-planet?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 12, 2020 11:19 PM (BnM7P)

227 Sparkle-flannel.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 12, 2020 11:19 PM (LxTcq)

228 Thank you cheribebe!!!

We have kids in college, so no travel, plus we did tht for a living and love staying in one place!

I am thrilled you are cancer free!! I am glad we get to keep you around this place!!!!

Posted by: Moki at January 12, 2020 11:19 PM (mFoNl)

229 Has AOC said anything smart yet ?

Posted by: jsg at January 12, 2020 11:20 PM (t+4uj)

230 I don't think DryLoc would work in a basement in Florida!
Posted by: Ladyl


Either it leaks and you have an indoor pool, or it doesn't leak and the former basement is now the first floor of your houseboat.

Posted by: mikeski at January 12, 2020 11:20 PM (P1f+c)

231 This is one of the best things about Trump, this "go ahead, blame me, I don't care, I can take it, I just want to do the right thing" attitude.
Posted by: Splunge at January 12, 2020 11:18 PM (dOV9E)
* * * *

That, and the fact that he fights back.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 12, 2020 11:20 PM (fNFgo)

232 229 Has AOC said anything smart yet ?
Posted by: jsg at January 12, 2020 11:20 PM (t+4uj)


No, but if anyone asked her how to make a Long Island Iced Tea, she'd ace it.

Posted by: Splunge at January 12, 2020 11:21 PM (dOV9E)

233

btw, I want to thank the NFL, especially the players, for making it easy for me to want no part of them.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 12, 2020 11:21 PM (BnM7P)

234 231 That, and the fact that he fights back.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 12, 2020 11:20 PM (fNFgo)


Oh, yes. That is glorious. We've waited so long.

Posted by: Splunge at January 12, 2020 11:22 PM (dOV9E)

235 No, but if anyone asked her how to make a Long Island Iced Tea, she'd ace it.
Posted by: Splunge at January 12, 2020 11:21 PM (dOV9E)
* * * *

I'm thinking that would be a 50/50 shot at best.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 12, 2020 11:22 PM (fNFgo)

236 With the water table above the level of the floor!

I lived in Florida for two years and I never got used to being without a basement.
Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 11:17 PM (TdMsT)

I've noticed in my travels that basements seem to be a cold weather thing; in my estimation you can draw a straight east-west line across the country through Kansas City; the vast majority of house above that line will have basements, below that line they will be exceptionally rare.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 12, 2020 11:23 PM (V2Yro)

237 No, but if anyone asked her how to make a Long Island Iced Tea, she'd ace it.
Posted by: Splunge

I'm thinking that would be a 50/50 shot at best.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient


Yes, there's no way her memory is that good.

She might get a rum and coke right.

Posted by: mikeski at January 12, 2020 11:24 PM (P1f+c)

238 I think a lot of Republicans (and men generally) are beta males. Beta males are great to have around; they might even be the best sort of men. But they're not leaders and without leaders above them, they drift.

Mitch McConnell has found his Capitaine, in Donald Trump.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at January 12, 2020 11:24 PM (ykYG2)

239 That, and the fact that he fights back.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 12, 2020 11:20 PM (fNFgo)

Oh, yes. That is glorious. We've waited so long.
Posted by: Splunge at January 12, 2020 11:22 PM (dOV9E)
* * * *

Yes, we have! And I grew tired of screaming at those Republican assholes on TV. Now I watch the rallies and laugh! (We don't have TV and haven't missed it in over six months.)

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 12, 2020 11:24 PM (fNFgo)

240 I try to watch NFL games and...I come away bored.


This just isn't the game they played in the 90s and before. I don't know if it is the mutant sized players, the "you can't touch the QB! rules" or the just how much more important the passing game is then the running one now....but it just isn't much fun to watch.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 12, 2020 11:24 PM (WdocV)

241 "Hunter Biden's political gifts to several Senate democrats may trigger recusal requirements during Senate impeachment voting". @paulsperry_

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 12, 2020 11:25 PM (LxTcq)

242 I have maintained for years that Bankruptcy absolutely should be allowed for college debt, with this one provision: Any amount written off in bankruptcy will be immediately charged to the educational institution that talked the student into incurring the debt.

Many would say that this would bankrupt many Colleges and Universities. Well that's a feature, not a bug.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 12, 2020 11:26 PM (V2Yro)

243 181 Chemotherapy Truthers Are the New Anti-Vaxxers

uh huh. well fyi, 85% of the doctors that tested my parents cancer said they would NOT have chemo if it was them with cancer.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy


Each cancer case is different. Some types of cancer are more treatable than others. It also depends on the stage, and the person's general health. My mom had breast cancer at the age of 82. She died at 93, not of cancer. The chemo made her nauseous for a time, but that was temporary. She had good quality of life for several years. Then at 92 or 93, she just got old and tired.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 12, 2020 11:26 PM (+lVUW)

244 Some of the new treatment therapies for cancer
aren't all poisonous drugs, some are now things like hormone disrupters
and auto- immune drugs.
Posted by: Cheribebe at January 12, 2020 11:10 PM (a4qVe)


CAR-T cells is one, basically making your T cells aware of the cancer. Being tested on blood cancers and very promising for solid tumors.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 12, 2020 11:27 PM (1glZx)

245 I paid for my BS and MA with 10.9 years of active duty, in sick a$$ assignments that had a 7% success rate and a zero tolerance (hard/heavy penalties for even minor oopsies) for failure. Fvck those useless degree having debtors. Go dig ditches for the 2020 version of the CCC.
Posted by: BifBewalski at January 12, 2020 11:17 PM (VcFUs

------

I feel ya. I didn't rack it up either.

But why should college debtors be treated differently than all other debtors?

It's not because they're any different than the next schmuck who pulls a bad loan.

It's that they happened to pull millions of bad loans from financial institutions who support the Uniparty, on behalf of academic institutions who support the Uniparty.

Fuck that. It's a special dispensation for donors, at the expense of a special class who are sentenced to eternal debt nobody else has to service, essentially under a bill of attainder.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at January 12, 2020 11:27 PM (wNuYF)

246 So... just read a blurb that low-fat diets are linked to low testosterone in men. Who knew? (Besides Ace, that is.)
Posted by: Legally Sufficient

---

Similarly, not too long ago I read of a study that suggested all the low-fat milk was a big factor in kids being obese. Whole milk is the way to go.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2020 11:27 PM (Y4EXg)

247 I've noticed in my travels that basements seem to be a cold weather thing; in my estimation you can draw a straight east-west line across the country through Kansas City; the vast majority of house above that line will have basements, below that line they will be exceptionally rare.

Posted by: Tom Servo


That seems reasonable for basements used as living space, speaking as someone well north of KC who's in his basement right now.

But don't Oklahomans and Texans at least have root cellars to hide in during tornado season?

Posted by: mikeski at January 12, 2020 11:27 PM (P1f+c)

248 I've noticed in my travels that basements seem to be a cold weather thing; in my estimation you can draw a straight east-west line across the country through Kansas City; the vast majority of house above that line will have basements, below that line they will be exceptionally rare.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 12, 2020 11:23 PM (V2Yro)
* * * *

Agree, with the addition of the West as having basements, even those below your east-west line. Living in one now. Geology is a big factor too.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 12, 2020 11:27 PM (fNFgo)

249 I have come to believe that the Dem convention may
be contested but perhaps not "brokered." Meaning that it will go beyond
the first vote.

Posted by: blaster at January 12, 2020 10:52 PM (ZfRYq)


But that *still* means Hillary will be there, waiting, slumped in her exoskeleton covered by her mumu, hoping to hear someone ask for her to step on up.
And at least *one* desperate Dem will actually try to make it happen.
ANd she will _still_ never be President.

Posted by: GWB at January 12, 2020 11:27 PM (8L/9D)

250 My 16th birthday dad asked if I wanted to see KISS (my first concert). I told him I wanted to go to the ELP show instead. He was sort of disappointed. Said it was going to have pretty good pyrotechnics. We went to ELP instead. Never saw KISS live.
I don't regret it.

Posted by: Cluebat at January 12, 2020 11:27 PM (S8ld5)

251 New 'puter test post

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at January 12, 2020 11:28 PM (4GdAH)

252 I lived in Florida for two years and I never got used to being without a basement.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 11:17 PM (TdMsT)




I can't go without a basement. I'm a loud mofo, so my basement in reality is a concrete bunker that protects my neighbors. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 12, 2020 11:28 PM (9Om/r)

253 'Night everyone.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 12, 2020 11:28 PM (2PXwn)

254 201 Yeah, call me when those doctors would have to make that decision for themselves.
Posted by: jsg at January 12, 2020 11:11 PM (t+

what's your phone number? It was the doctors that said they wouldn't have chemo. my dad had chemo. it destroyed his intestinal tract & he starved to death before the cancer killed him. my mom was already terminal when they tried to get her to have chemo (after she'd already had surgery & radiation & been declared cancer free she had a recurrence). she said no, she wasn't gonna feel extra special shitty for the time she had left.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 12, 2020 11:28 PM (tUOCc)

255 Similarly, not too long ago I read of a study that suggested all the low-fat milk was a big factor in kids being obese. Whole milk is the way to go.
Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2020 11:27 PM (Y4EXg)


I think low fat diets have been linked to breast cancer.

The Food Guide Pyramid was a recipe for Type 2 diabetes, obesity and cancer.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 11:29 PM (TdMsT)

256 The Food Guide Pyramid was a recipe for Type 2 diabetes, obesity and cancer.
Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 11:29 PM (TdMsT)

Funny how those government "experts" almost invariably turn out to not know WTF they're talking about.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 12, 2020 11:30 PM (NWiLs)

257 Similarly, not too long ago I read of a study that suggested all the low-fat milk was a big factor in kids being obese. Whole milk is the way to go.
Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2020 11:27 PM (Y4EXg)
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And whole milk tastes better too! Especially if it is the Promised Land Dairy Midnight Chocolate. To die for.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 12, 2020 11:30 PM (fNFgo)

258 "Hunter Biden's political gifts to several Senate
democrats may trigger recusal requirements during Senate impeachment
voting". @paulsperry_
Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 12, 2020 11:25 PM (LxTcq)


OK, now I am giggling madly for realz

Posted by: Kindltot at January 12, 2020 11:30 PM (1glZx)

259 Funny how those government "experts" almost invariably turn out to not know WTF they're talking about.
Posted by: Insomniac

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And not just a little wrong. Totally 180 degrees out of whack.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2020 11:31 PM (Y4EXg)

260 My personal opinion...I'm responsible for the decisions and risks on those decisions that I make. Should I have chosen some useless degree, i.e. gender studies, over aerospace engineering, then I deserve a full career of barista customer service and crippling consumer debt. Since I was smart about my choice in education, the underlying skill set to support it, and the schools I selected to get it with...I have no pity whatsoever for some blue haired dumb fvck in Starbucks that hates me anyway. Fvck 'em. Long and hard.

Posted by: BifBewalski at January 12, 2020 11:32 PM (VcFUs)

261 255 I think low fat diets have been linked to breast cancer.

The Food Guide Pyramid was a recipe for Type 2 diabetes, obesity and cancer.
Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 11:29 PM (TdMsT)


You sound upset. Care for some heart-healthy Raisin Bran?

Posted by: Kellog's at January 12, 2020 11:32 PM (dOV9E)

262
Funny how those government "experts" almost invariably turn out to not know WTF they're talking about.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 12, 2020 11:30 PM (NWiLs)


It's hard to overcome years of being told that eating fat makes you fat and gives you heart disease.

Simple carbohydrates are the culprits.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 11:32 PM (TdMsT)

263 Well I was gone for a week and it seems a fuck ton of shit happened in the world while I was gone.

Posted by: Berserker





Were you off-planet?





Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 12, 2020 11:19 PM (BnM7P)


Damn closest thing to it. It was like being in the movie the 5th element, only with 60 metal bands, and no faggy black dude.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 12, 2020 11:32 PM (9Om/r)

264 You sound upset. Care for some heart-healthy Raisin Bran?
Posted by: Kellog's at January 12, 2020 11:32 PM (dOV9E)


I haven't eaten cereal in two decades.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 11:33 PM (TdMsT)

265 recusal requirements

We don't need no steeenking requirements! Orange Man Bad!

Posted by: Senate Democrats at January 12, 2020 11:33 PM (P1f+c)

266 New 'puter test post
Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at January 12, 2020 11:28 PM (4GdAH)
* * * *

Congrats! Looks good.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 12, 2020 11:33 PM (fNFgo)

267 260 My personal opinion...I'm responsible for the decisions and risks on those decisions that I make. Should I have chosen some useless degree, i.e. gender studies, over aerospace engineering, then I deserve a full career of barista customer service and crippling consumer debt. Since I was smart about my choice in education, the underlying skill set to support it, and the schools I selected to get it with...I have no pity whatsoever for some blue haired dumb fvck in Starbucks that hates me anyway. Fvck 'em. Long and hard.
Posted by: BifBewalski at January 12, 2020 11:32 PM (VcFUs)


This. You make your Fat Studies Phd bed, you lie in it until the springs collapse.

Posted by: Splunge at January 12, 2020 11:34 PM (dOV9E)

268 WDS!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 12, 2020 11:34 PM (tUOCc)

269 I'm thinking that would be a 50/50 shot at best.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 12, 2020 11:22 PM (fNFgo)


At least she knows where Long Island *is*, so she can go get some.

Posted by: GWB at January 12, 2020 11:35 PM (8L/9D)

270 Damn closest thing to it. It was like being in the movie the 5th element, only with 60 metal bands, and no faggy black dude.

I figured you weren't on or on your way to Venus at least, I think the next Hohmann transfer window is next March.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at January 12, 2020 11:35 PM (ykYG2)

271 It's hard to overcome years of being told that eating fat makes you fat and gives you heart disease.



Simple carbohydrates are the culprits.
Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 11:32 PM (TdMsT)


I am listening to the Peter Attia podcast, this week it is about the role Fructose has in creation of Uric acid, inflamation, metabolic syndrome, and type II diabetes.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 12, 2020 11:36 PM (1glZx)

272 I haven't eaten cereal in two decades.
Posted by: Ladyl

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Not counting Kaboom surely!

Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2020 11:37 PM (Y4EXg)

273 262 It's hard to overcome years of being told that eating fat makes you fat and gives you heart disease.

Simple carbohydrates are the culprits.
Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 11:32 PM (TdMsT)


I know. I tried every diet recommendation. I was eating SnackWells and low fat this and that, and gaining weight. Finally I decided to try that ridiculous fad Atkins diet, just because it was different, and was all that was left. Started losing weight on unlimited bacon and burgers and steak.

At least the conventional wisdom is finally starting to turn. Kind of seems like what it took was a bunch of celebrities who used went LCHF and lost weight, not science as such.

Posted by: Splunge at January 12, 2020 11:37 PM (dOV9E)

274 I love the smell of wet pussy and what happens after.

Posted by: parker at January 12, 2020 11:37 PM (mmH7U)

275 Yes, Trump fights back. The first few months of his presidency, his tweeting made me nervous. Now I just enjoy it.

The constant attacks from the media over everything he does have given him a certain amount of freedom. They're going to hate him no matter what, so that frees him to say whatever he wants.

If they're going to hate you, may as well give them something to hate you for.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 12, 2020 11:37 PM (+lVUW)

276
I try to watch NFL games and...I come away bored.


This just
isn't the game they played in the 90s and before. I don't know if it is
the mutant sized players, the "you can't touch the QB! rules" or the
just how much more important the passing game is then the running one
now....but it just isn't much fun to watch.


Posted by: 18-1 at January 12, 2020 11:24 PM (WdocV)

There are so many reasons not to like it but I understand why people go back to it, it is part of our heritage. We will always have sports as part of out culture, it is ingrained. And when other entertainment options are poor, people will watch sports.

There are so many reasons to criticize the NFL one could do an entire thread on it. I think the number one change is free agency and the salary cap. Players move around so much it is harder to get invested in them. Back in the day, you knew who were Cowboys, Redskins, or Steelers. These guys played for the same team and city most of their careers.Another thing about the modern NFL that bothers me is that they seem to disdain their own fans. They keep plonking out these no name "hip" singers at major games that NFL fans don't even know. Like so many marketers, they are valuing the customers they don't have over the ones they do have.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2020 11:38 PM (n13/j)

277 This. You make your Fat Studies Phd bed, you lie in it until the springs collapse.
Posted by: Splunge at January 12, 2020 11:34 PM (dOV9E)

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Again, I get this... seriously, most people who go to kollidge are idiots and deserve to be surprise-analed somehow or another.

But if they can make an exemption to bankruptcy law for the Blue Haired Barista, they can do it to the Staid Middle-class Homeowner. It was just a bad law.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at January 12, 2020 11:38 PM (wNuYF)

278 I love the smell of wet pussy and what happens after.
Posted by: parker at January 12, 2020 11:37 PM (mmH7U)
* * * *

Yeah, got that the first time you said it.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 12, 2020 11:38 PM (fNFgo)

279 But don't Oklahomans and Texans at least have root cellars to hide in during tornado season?



Posted by: mikeski at January 12, 2020 11:27 PM (P1f+c)


Depends on where. A lot of places in the east of TX are too sandy to easily (cheaply) do basements *or* cellars. As Legally Sufficient said, geology is key.
(Sand and water being the two biggest reasons to not bother with basements and cellars.)

Posted by: GWB at January 12, 2020 11:38 PM (8L/9D)

280 243 She died at 93, not of cancer. The chemo made her nauseous for a time, but that was temporary. She had good quality of life for several years.

I'm glad it worked, and you had her company a few more years. It's a personal decision to have it or not, and it doesn't work for a lot of cancers. to tar those that decline as the new anti vaxxers is bullshit.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 12, 2020 11:39 PM (tUOCc)

281 Not counting Kaboom surely!
Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2020 11:37 PM (Y4EXg)


Kaboom sounds....dangerous.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 11:39 PM (TdMsT)

282 Ha, foreign ministry? One of the Moscow Stalin Gothic wedding-cake buildings, anyway. Was in the foreign ministry once. Don't recall if it had the reflecting pool.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 12, 2020 11:40 PM (El6T/)

283 275 Yes, Trump fights back. The first few months of his presidency, his tweeting made me nervous. Now I just enjoy it.
Posted by: nerdygirl at January 12, 2020 11:37 PM (+lVUW)


At first, I thought "what are you up to with these Tweets?" Then he kept winning, and the Tweets were definitely part of that, and it was "I really want to know why these Tweets seem to work."

I've gotten a lot closer to answering that, but he still keeps me guessing until I see the payoff, most times.

Posted by: Splunge at January 12, 2020 11:40 PM (dOV9E)

284 And whole milk tastes better too!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 12, 2020 11:30 PM (fNFgo)


Absolutely!!!!

Posted by: GWB at January 12, 2020 11:40 PM (8L/9D)

285
Kaboom sounds....dangerous.
Posted by: Ladyl
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Pfft. Kid's stuff.

Posted by: The Colon Blow Cereal Co. at January 12, 2020 11:41 PM (CDGwz)

286 " I love the smell of wet pussy and what happens after."

Cleaning up candle wax?

Posted by: a rutabaga, music critic, and foreign policy expert at January 12, 2020 11:41 PM (Tnijr)

287 263 - Berserker - Jam Cruise? Did you play or just cruised?

Posted by: SnailRacer at January 12, 2020 11:41 PM (CRuJT)

288 The constant attacks from the media over everything he does have given him a certain amount of freedom.

Posted by: nerdygirl

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It was their finest hour when they bitched about his two-scoops of ice cream. Our 'professional journalists'.



Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2020 11:41 PM (Y4EXg)

289 I've gotten a lot closer to answering that, but he still keeps me guessing until I see the payoff, most times.
Posted by: Splunge at January 12, 2020 11:40 PM (dOV9E)
* * * *

Same here. I liked that he tweeted because it was a way to get his message out over the heads of the press. And most of the time, GEOTUS' tweets are like the laser lights and the press is the cats. Drives them nuts!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 12, 2020 11:42 PM (fNFgo)

290 The main thing I remember about the food pyramid was 11 servings a day of carbs. It was the bottom of the pyramid. Crazy to compute it that way, even though the servings were small. Half a bagel was 1 serving. Who eats half a bagel? People were confused and overdid the carbs.

Posted by: JuJuBee at January 12, 2020 11:42 PM (COzlW)

291 Again, I get this... they can do it to the Staid Middle-class Homeowner. It was just a bad law.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


Concur, you just say it much more eloquently than I do. Plus, I know I am an eeyore, so I generally try to shut up about it.


I'm out, early day tomorrow. G'night everyone.

Posted by: BifBewalski at January 12, 2020 11:42 PM (VcFUs)

292 "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe
free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore" Omar quoted.
-------------------------------------------

She loves America like OJ loved Nicole.

Posted by: ... at January 12, 2020 11:42 PM (EI35j)

293 281 Kaboom sounds....dangerous.
Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 11:39 PM (TdMsT)


Naah. By the time you're ready to settle for it, you don't have a whole lot to lose.

Posted by: Splunge at January 12, 2020 11:42 PM (dOV9E)

294 But don't Oklahomans and Texans at least have root cellars to hide in during tornado season?
Posted by: mikeski at January 12, 2020 11:27 PM (P1f+c)

very rare. (sadly) Since the 70's, just about all new construction is on a slab - cheap, you lay the entire foundation in a single day. Before that, everything was pier and beam, where the entire house is perched about 2' off the ground on a bunch of brick pillars. It makes sense when you're more worried about keeping cool than keeping warm.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 12, 2020 11:42 PM (V2Yro)

295 274 I love the smell of wet pussy and what happens after.
Posted by: parker at January 12, 2020 11:37 PM (mmH7U)

bought a few cases of those gwyneth paltrow vajayjay candles didn't you?!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 12, 2020 11:44 PM (tUOCc)

296 to tar those that decline as the new anti vaxxers is bullshit. -- bebe

Yeah. Refusing vaccinations (for truly infectious diseases, like measles) reduces herd immunity and runs up the risk for epidemics for everyone. Refusing chemo just affects... the person refusing chemo. Cancer isn't contagious (some bugs linked to cancer might be, like HPV; but the chemo doesn't kill those bugs, just the cancer).

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at January 12, 2020 11:44 PM (ykYG2)

297 "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe
free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore" Omar quoted.
-------------------------------------------

She loves America like OJ loved Nicole.
Posted by: ... at January 12, 2020 11:42 PM (EI35j)
* * * *

*SNORT*

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 12, 2020 11:44 PM (fNFgo)

298 I endured two months of chemo and rad after being diagnosed with stage four. currently doing immune. currently in total remission. the odd thing about 'health care' is that no one KNOWS what is helping or hurting, or really why, but all of them are accurate in that it does work. the human biosphere, all of the various factors, is a mystery that isn't understood but can be comprehended. my primary concern is getting my damn PCP to stop bitching at me about quitting smoking. I'M TRYING!

Posted by: Madtom at January 12, 2020 11:44 PM (go+84)

299 I bet a bunch that ten or twenty years ago we realize it was something else making us fat. Sure you can't eat carbs all day but I doubt it is that simple, at least for everyone. They eat a lot of carbs in Italy, Japan, India, and China. It has to be more complicated than grains equal bad.

Maybe with our particular New World diet and lifestyle carbs are the culprit? It has been pretty much proven that low carb diets will help many lose weight. And if you are eating tons of processed crap with sugar, for sure that is a bad thing. But as a philisophical point, I wonder if we are missing out on other factors.

JMO here, but I would say it is not so much what you ban from your diet as it is what you include. If you look at Spain, Greece, Italy, and Asia, it is what they do eat that stands out. They eat a lot more vegetables and fish than we do for example.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2020 11:44 PM (n13/j)

300 My problem with the NFL (not football in general - I like the college game and the Canadian game is pretty interesting) is that it has become boring.

Too many plays have penalty flags, and too many of the penalties are pointless. They review way too many plays. Play is interrupted far too frequently. Too games are being determined by adjudicators instead of players and play-callers. Defense has become extremely hard with various rule changes.

I just became bored with the NFL.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2020 11:45 PM (hYcqw)

301 But if they can make an exemption to bankruptcy law
for the Blue Haired Barista, they can do it to the Staid Middle-class
Homeowner. It was just a bad law.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at January 12, 2020 11:38 PM (wNuYF)


As far as I could tell it was cartelization of lending for universities. Basically a government created and enforced monopoly and subsequent guarantee of repayment.

The Mob couldn't have done it more adeptly

Posted by: Kindltot at January 12, 2020 11:45 PM (1glZx)

302 Best wishes, Madtom.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 11:46 PM (TdMsT)

303 my primary concern is getting my damn PCP to stop bitching at me about quitting smoking. I'M TRYING!
Posted by: Madtom

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Solimani did.

(after about three days)

Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2020 11:46 PM (Y4EXg)

304 well whatever it is that tries to make me fat, I know it's someone else's fault, not mine!

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 12, 2020 11:47 PM (V2Yro)

305 You can't have a basement in Houston. It would flood. Plus, gumbo (caliche) is very hard to work in. It's either hard as rock or a goopy, gluey mess that dries very hard on your shovel blade.

A decade or so ago, I saw a movie on TV called "Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt". It was some seriously funny shit. The bit about Burt's ward being too hot for TV was in there.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at January 12, 2020 11:48 PM (rWZ8Y)

306 302 Best wishes, Madtom.
Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 11:46 PM (TdMs

Amen

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 12, 2020 11:48 PM (tUOCc)

307 As far as I could tell it was cartelization of lending for universities. Basically a government created and enforced monopoly and subsequent guarantee of repayment.

The Mob couldn't have done it more adeptly
Posted by: Kindltot at January 12, 2020 11:45 PM (1glZx)
+++++++++++++++++++
Plus, it was a government solution to a problem, and therefore had predictable results.

Problem: College is increasingly important and hard to pay for.
Solution: Throw money at it.
First-order result: Inflation, compounding the costs problem.
Second-order result: Increasingly pernicious ways of throwing more money at it, compounding the problem yet again.

Yeah, the government constructed a scam that would make a mafioso blush, but its genesis was typical (that is, stupid) government thinking and "problem-solving."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2020 11:48 PM (hYcqw)

308 Two interesting Trumpentwatters last few days are one appropriately throwing an elbow at Wray about whether there will be any real consequences for FBI abuse, and today's about the ridiculous FISC appointment to advise them on "reforms" for the FISA process.

It's especially nice, if somewhat poignant, that a president can point out these outrages directly, while he remains alone in the capital, without "his" party in control of either house, or either judiciary or intel committee.

Oh.

Wait.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 12, 2020 11:48 PM (El6T/)

309 TY LadyL. I was born with a bad heart. they said I'd never reach 50. WAYYYY past that now. In the hands of the Lord is not just an expression.

Posted by: Madtom at January 12, 2020 11:48 PM (go+84)

310 298 my primary concern is getting my damn PCP to stop bitching at me about quitting smoking. I'M TRYING!
Posted by: Madtom at January 12, 2020 11:44 PM (go+84)


I (mostly) quit smoking pipes and cigars, without even intending to, just because I picked up vaping, which is more fun, and appeals to the tinkerer in me.

Posted by: Splunge at January 12, 2020 11:49 PM (dOV9E)

311 I lived in Florida for two years and I never got used to being without a basement.

Posted by: Ladyl


No tornadoes in Florida? Most of my basement is finished, but the only time I use it is when there is a tornado watch/warning. The last time, by the time I packed up all my "stuff", refreshments, devices, and so on, and went down there, the watch ended.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 12, 2020 11:50 PM (+lVUW)

312 I'm against loan forgiveness because it will likely prolong he current university system that charges a fortune, provides little education, and issues worthless degrees. I want that system destroyed; without consequences, that won't happen.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 12, 2020 11:50 PM (H5knJ)

313 and sorry for the downer. I'm in a weepy mood tonite. no reason, just human.

Posted by: Madtom at January 12, 2020 11:50 PM (go+84)

314 309 TY LadyL. I was born with a bad heart. they said I'd never reach 50. WAYYYY past that now. In the hands of the Lord is not just an expression.
Posted by: Madtom at January 12, 2020 11:48 PM (go+84)


That is amazing, Madtom. Prayers that you will keep gong for many more years.

You are an inspiration.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 11:51 PM (TdMsT)

315 313 and sorry for the downer. I'm in a weepy mood tonite. no reason, just human.
Posted by: Madtom at January 12, 2020 11:50 PM (go+84)

*brohug*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 12, 2020 11:52 PM (NWiLs)

316 263 - Berserker - Jam Cruise? Did you play or just cruised?

Posted by: SnailRacer at January 12, 2020 11:41 PM (CRuJT)

Metal cruise. Most times I know some of the bands, so I go for the party. I haven't been lucky enough to play on one yet since they are somewhat new, and I haven't been in a "serious" band in a few years, but one day, you never know. I started pulling back a few years ago from the music thing, but its too deep in the blood, so I have been drifting back in. I guess I had to come to terms with what I am, and a normal life just isn't for me. Oh well, I tried. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 12, 2020 11:52 PM (9Om/r)

317 8 my primary concern is getting my damn PCP to stop bitching at me about quitting smoking. I'M TRYING!

Posted by: Madtom at January 12, 2020 11:44 PM (go+84)
pcp is way worse than cigs.

Posted by: Quint at January 12, 2020 11:52 PM (n13/j)

318 I'm against loan forgiveness because it will likely prolong he current university system that charges a fortune, provides little education, and issues worthless degrees. I want that system destroyed; without consequences, that won't happen.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 12, 2020 11:50 PM (H5knJ)
+++++++++++++++
Bankruptcy is not loan forgiveness. And the best way to destroy that system is to deflate it, and the best way to deflate it is to put it under competitive price pressure. Pulling the struts out from under the overblown, corrupt, pernicious and predatory cash machine feeding it would go a long way.

Taxpayers are going to take it in the shorts anyway, since thanks to Obama we own all the paper anyway. Since we're going to get boned either way, go ahead and blow it up.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2020 11:53 PM (hYcqw)

319 I will keep your in my prayers, Madtom. Spilling on here can be great relief. I'm glad you have.

Posted by: ... at January 12, 2020 11:55 PM (EI35j)

320 Yup, Nur sure is wretched refuse.

Posted by: Flyover at January 12, 2020 11:55 PM (Rbu5d)

321 Plus, any change to bankruptcy law would likely be only on a forward basis. People in the system now are likely not able to take advantage, but all new transactions would be eyes-open to lender and borrower. And it would collapse the university system.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2020 11:55 PM (hYcqw)

322 my mom was already terminal when they tried to get her to have chemo (after she'd already had surgery & radiation & been declared cancer free she had a recurrence). she said no, she wasn't gonna feel extra special shitty for the time she had left.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy


So sorry about that. We all need to question the medical people carefully, so that we can make the decision that is right for ourselves.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 12, 2020 11:57 PM (+lVUW)

323 I haven't eaten cereal in two decades.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2020 11:33 PM (TdMsT)


Grain Berry has a line of cereals that are relatively low carb. They have an apple cinnamon that is 21 net carbs and it doesn't taste like cardboard.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 12, 2020 11:57 PM (ZXnzo)

324 320 Posted by: Flyover at January 12, 2020 11:55 PM (Rbu5d)

the fuck?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 12, 2020 11:57 PM (tUOCc)

325
the fuck?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 12, 2020 11:57 PM (tUOCc)

No doubt in reference to QOTD IV.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 12, 2020 11:58 PM (ZXnzo)

326
I swear, we are just hip and with it and on the cutting edge of the culture. Miley and I, along with my mother, played that hip new, happening game that all the kids are playing now: Trivial Pursuit.

My mother had bought one of those, date said 1987. She'd never played it, saying that neither I nor my father would play it with her. So Miley said let's have at it, and we did.

The tokens were still in the plastic baggies. 32 years old.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 12, 2020 11:59 PM (rCwaK)

327 Grain Berry has a line of cereals that are
relatively low carb. They have an apple cinnamon that is 21 net carbs
and it doesn't taste like cardboard.
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 12, 2020 11:57 PM (ZXnzo)


Bacon's lower.

Just sayin'

Posted by: Kindltot at January 13, 2020 12:00 AM (1glZx)

328
I endured two months of chemo and rad after being diagnosed with stage
four. currently doing immune. currently in total remission. the odd
thing about 'health care' is that no one KNOWS what is helping or
hurting, or really why, but all of them are accurate in that it does
work. the human biosphere, all of the various factors, is a mystery that
isn't understood but can be comprehended. my primary concern is getting
my damn PCP to stop bitching at me about quitting smoking. I'M TRYING!

Posted by: Madtom at January 12, 2020 11:44 PM (go+84)

They likely mean well. I recall seeing an injured soldier chewed out by a nurse over smoking. He had all kinds of screws in his legs and an apparatus around the leg. She basically told him in front of everyone that if he did not stop smoking he would never get better. I didn't understand the value in that but she probably thought she was doing the right thing.

Of course if you are a professional, meaning well is not enough.


Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 12:01 AM (n13/j)

329 322 So sorry about that. We all need to question the medical people carefully, so that we can make the decision that is right for ourselves.
Posted by: nerdygirl at January 12, 2020 11:57 PM (+lVUW)

thanks nerdygirl. mom's bff's son is a doctor, and he kept stressing to my mom that she was in charge no matter what the doctors pressured her to do. i think more than a few people get pushed into treatment plans they aren't comfortable with because the "experts" are pushing it.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 13, 2020 12:01 AM (tUOCc)

330 I swear, we are just hip and with it and on the cutting edge of the culture. Miley and I, along with my mother, played that hip new, happening game that all the kids are playing now: Trivial Pursuit.
...
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 12, 2020 11:59 PM (rCwaK)
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Trivial Pursuit was a staple in my family. It routinely leads to flaring tempers and fights. We call it "Belligerent Pursuit."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 12:01 AM (hYcqw)

331 330 I swear, we are just hip and with it and on the cutting edge of the culture. Miley and I, along with my mother, played that hip new, happening game that all the kids are playing now: Trivial Pursuit.
...
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 12, 2020 11:59 PM (rCwaK)
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Trivial Pursuit was a staple in my family. It routinely leads to flaring tempers and fights. We call it "Belligerent Pursuit."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 12:01 AM (hYcqw)

Played that quite a bit too, though Uno and Sorry caused the most discord.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 13, 2020 12:02 AM (NWiLs)

332 325 No doubt in reference to QOTD IV.
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 12, 2020 11:58 PM (ZXnzo)

que, como? i came in at the end of the thread. sounded like he was slagging off nurse ratched

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 13, 2020 12:03 AM (tUOCc)

333 Croquet is the most vicious game.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at January 13, 2020 12:03 AM (ykYG2)

334 actual concern from people who only know me as pixels on a tube restores my faith in Man. it's why I generally lurk about this place and have for years. That is the real inspiration LadyL.

Posted by: Madtom at January 13, 2020 12:04 AM (go+84)

335 que, como? i came in at the end of the thread. sounded like he was slagging off nurse ratched
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 13, 2020 12:03 AM (tUOCc)
+++++++++++++
I think it was related to the worthless representative from Minnesota.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 12:04 AM (hYcqw)

336 146 Fuck me sideways.
Posted by: Nurse ratched
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Insom!

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at January 13, 2020 12:04 AM (+ldAm)

337 Agree, with the addition of the West as having basements, even those below your east-west line. Living in one now. Geology is a big factor too.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 12, 2020 11:27 PM (fNFgo)

Basements are pretty scarce here in the central valley of Arizona. I have yet to see one. When the monsoon rains hit, basements would flood.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 13, 2020 12:04 AM (LxWV7)

338 I always loved Trivial Pursuit. But I need the original as I ignore so much trivia from the modern era. The one time we got in an argument was over who invaded Spain.

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 12:05 AM (n13/j)

339 316 - Berserker - huh, son and daughter-in-law just returned from the Jam Cruise. You guys went out on the same schedule, one Jam, one Metal. Cool.
I hear you about normal life not being for you. I tried as well, and I am glad I do not have to anymore!

Posted by: SnailRacer at January 13, 2020 12:05 AM (CRuJT)

340 335 I think it was related to the worthless representative from Minnesota.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 12:04 AM (hYcqw)

oh, ilhan nur

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 13, 2020 12:05 AM (tUOCc)

341 339 316 - Berserker - huh, son and daughter-in-law just returned from the Jam Cruise. You guys went out on the same schedule, one Jam, one Metal. Cool.
I hear you about normal life not being for you. I tried as well, and I am glad I do not have to anymore!
Posted by: SnailRacer at January 13, 2020 12:05 AM (CRuJT)

Normal life just means being doomed to mediocrity and lack of fulfillment.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 13, 2020 12:06 AM (NWiLs)

342 100 91 All Senators must be present.


How do they enforce that.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 12, 2020 10:44 PM (XzVUd

Sooooooo.
Will any Senator who needs to tinkle need a hall pass?
From the Chief Justice?
Just thinkin'.

Senator: Oooh ooooh! Mr Chief Justice! Point of order!
Roberts: I recognize the Senator from Utah who is clamping willie.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at January 13, 2020 12:07 AM (e1mEI)

343 We had no board games when I was growing up... We would all just languish on the floor and wager on who would be the next to have a tooth just fall out of his head! We called it "Scurvy"...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at January 13, 2020 12:07 AM (7WaWV)

344 SnailRacer!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 13, 2020 12:07 AM (tUOCc)

345 Nah. Why have that when you can have this?
https://tinyurl.com/ueuga37
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2020 10:45 PM (hYcqw)

Blech.
Boston...

Posted by: Flyover at January 13, 2020 12:07 AM (Rbu5d)

346 oh, ilhan nur

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 13, 2020 12:05 AM (tUOCc)


Yup. She quoted the poem at the Statue of Liberty. Kind of like Satan quoting scripture.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 13, 2020 12:09 AM (ZXnzo)

347 We had no board games when I was growing up... We would all just languish on the floor and wager on who would be the next to have a tooth just fall out of his head! We called it "Scurvy"...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at January 13, 2020 12:07 AM (7WaWV)
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LOL. The closest I can come to that is "Risk."

Apparently my dad invited my mom over to his place for a game night while they were courting and they played Risk. He took her down. She barely got a turn. She flipped the game board and left and swore that she would never have the game in her home. She stuck by it.

He taught my brothers and I to play it anyway. We took the world map off the wall, segmented it into regions, etc. and used colored beans as markers.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 12:09 AM (hYcqw)

348 Bacon's lower.

Just sayin'


Posted by: Kindltot at January 13, 2020 12:00 AM (1glZx)


Indeed, but that requires cooking and cleanup afterwards, which when I've just worked 12 hours and driven another hour to get home I'm not quite ready to do sometimes.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 13, 2020 12:10 AM (ZXnzo)

349
Carol Burnett as Eunice plays Sorry with her family.

Eunice was the precursor to Mama's Family, of course.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNG1DkS_f4g

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 13, 2020 12:11 AM (rCwaK)

350 How does bankruptcy discharge or student debt differ from outright forgiveness? Concrete examples. Destroy their credit rating for 7 years? Their credit rating already stinks. Limit their credit opportunities? Lenders aren't lining up to lend more to them already. What's different?

The prospective possibility of bankruptcy would be different for sure than the forgiving old debts. But that's not what happened in that recent bankruptcy case. Maybe that'll happen legislatively. But that's not where the political agitation has been. And given that Republicans have not been any more fiscally sensible than Dems for the last 20 years, I'm not optimistic.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 13, 2020 12:11 AM (H5knJ)

351 I'm in a weepy mood tonite. no reason, just human.
Posted by: Madtom
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Yup. It happens. Stuff just stacks up. You either take to drink, drugs, or tough it out. The latter is by far the best route, and the hardest.

Prayers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 13, 2020 12:12 AM (CDGwz)

352 The prospective possibility of bankruptcy would be different for sure than the forgiving old debts. But that's not what happened in that recent bankruptcy case. Maybe that'll happen legislatively. But that's not where the political agitation has been. And given that Republicans have not been any more fiscally sensible than Dems for the last 20 years, I'm not optimistic.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 13, 2020 12:11 AM (H5knJ)
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To be sure. Bankruptcy has consequences that forgiveness does not. And I would be find with making it dischargable only for new debt - existing contracts remain. I could see it either way.

It will not happen, though. The one thing of which we can be 100% sure is that government will cock up any and all solutions they bring to the table and somehow make things even worse.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 12:14 AM (hYcqw)

353 Yup. It happens. Stuff just stacks up. You either
take to drink, drugs, or tough it out. The latter is by far the best
route, and the hardest.



Prayers.





Posted by: Mike Hammer


Or just bawl your eyes out. This should be done alone, in your shop, surrounded by tools and listening to classic rock.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 13, 2020 12:15 AM (LOq4H)

354 m in a weepy mood tonite. no reason, just human.

Posted by: Madtom

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Yup. It happens. Stuff just stacks up. You either take to drink,
drugs, or tough it out. The latter is by far the best route, and the
hardest.



Prayers.





Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 13, 2020 12:12 AM (CDGwz)

prayers from here too. I am always amazed at how tough some people are when they face serious health problems. They just get one with it and many with fewer problems can't even do that.

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 12:16 AM (n13/j)

355 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued an apology after a plane full of Canadians struck an Iranian missile near Tehran last week.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/

Posted by: Sock Monkey...seeking a new level of awareness at January 13, 2020 12:18 AM (Aj7Zq)

356 The government will cock it up.

That may be the common ground that holds the Horde together.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 13, 2020 12:18 AM (H5knJ)

357 Has AOC said anything smart yet ?

Posted by: jsg at January 12, 2020 11:20 PM (t+4uj)


Such a comedian. You really should take it on the road. Just don't do college gigs.

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2020 12:19 AM (Y8PSl)

358
Finally I decided to try that ridiculous fad Atkins diet, just because it was different, and was all that was left. Started losing weight on unlimited bacon and burgers and steak.
Posted by: Splunge


Unlimited burgers are better than impossible burgers.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 13, 2020 12:21 AM (aKsyK)

359 The very reason Congress made student loans non-dischargeable in bankruptcy was because it was de rigeur to get a law degree and then renege. Law professors even taught how to do it, as I understand it.

That was probably 25 or 35 years ago. Guess everybody forgot. Pepperidge Farm Remembers.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 13, 2020 12:22 AM (H4pHX)

360 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued an apology after a plane full of Canadians struck an Iranian missile near Tehran last week.
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What a surprise.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 13, 2020 12:23 AM (xSo9G)

361 344 - hey Bebe! I do not often hit it this late on the ONT. I am usually reading by now. Hope you are doing well. I will never forget that night. Heh.

Posted by: SnailRacer at January 13, 2020 12:23 AM (CRuJT)

362 The very reason Congress made student loans non-dischargeable in bankruptcy was because it was de rigeur to get a law degree and then renege. Law professors even taught how to do it, as I understand it.

That was probably 25 or 35 years ago. Guess everybody forgot. Pepperidge Farm Remembers.
Posted by: Common Tater at January 13, 2020 12:22 AM (H4pHX)
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It was common in med school, too.

So maybe don't lend to people going to law school. Or charge them crippling interest. But don't give yourself immunity.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 12:24 AM (hYcqw)

363 Had an interesting day today. Out the door at 0700 to attend an automotive-related swap meet at the Legion post on Meridian road, not far from here, and then on south to the little farm town of Coolidge, near the Casa Grande Ruin, to shop a local flea market there. Came away with a bag of pecans, a bag of blood oranges, and a bag of grapefruit. The oranges and pecans are yummy. Have not gotten into the grapefruit yet.

Then drove north on Hwy 87 from Coolidge to Fountain Hills, and toured a car show there, and had lunch. Then back to AJ via the Bush Highway, with a brief stopover at the Butcher Jones recreation site on Saguaro Lake. Then I got under the Studebaker lark, and with help from my house guests, I successfully got the brakes bled, and took if for a couple of short road trips in town, with the brakes working fine. Engine is pretty cold-blooded until it is very well warmed up, but that's the damn-fool RBS carburetor for you.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 13, 2020 12:24 AM (LxWV7)

364 Humans should not be allowed to run the world. Anybody got any ideas? (Oh, yeah)

Posted by: Madtom at January 13, 2020 12:24 AM (go+84)

365 At least she knows where Long Island *is*, so she can go get some.

Posted by: GWB at January 12, 2020 11:35 PM (8L/9D)


Part of her district is on Long Island, the Queens part. I don't think that putz even knows that. Brooklyn is also on Long Island.

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2020 12:26 AM (Y8PSl)

366 Normal life just means being doomed to mediocrity and lack of fulfillment.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo


Ladies and Gentlemen......

MISTER Sunshine !

Posted by: JT at January 13, 2020 12:29 AM (arJlL)

367 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued an apology after a plane full of Canadians struck an Iranian missile near Tehran last week.
------

What a surprise.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 13, 2020 12:23 AM (xSo9G)

Like all good satire, it has a ring of truthiness to it.

I very much doubt if many of the "Canadians" on that flight were much more "Canadian" than Ilhan Omar is "American".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 13, 2020 12:29 AM (LxWV7)

368 Alright, it's now half past my bedtime. G'night, Horde!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 12:30 AM (hYcqw)

369 Just dumped the last of my iced tea all over the kitchen floor. Guess it's time to switch to bourbon.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 13, 2020 12:31 AM (ZXnzo)

370 Normal life just means being doomed to mediocrity and lack of fulfillment.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 13, 2020 12:06 AM (NWiLs)


Not really. You can have fun and do cool things within a normal life. I'm not 100% cut out for it, one reason is I didn't have kids, so there is a whole section of normal that I'll never experience, so I might as well stay in the life that robbed me of a somewhat normal life to begin with. I don't regret my decisions, but I realized that if I completely quit then the sacrifice was mostly for nothing. I guess its the old saying that I made my bed so I gotta sleep in it. I'm also good at it, so its easy. It was way easier when I was younger, that's for sure. There are no rules saying you can't have fun in a normal life, a lot of people do. You have to do what the fuck YOU want to do. Its that simple. Life isn't one shot and done. If something fails it don't mean hand over the fucking keys. It means do something else, try something else.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 13, 2020 12:31 AM (9Om/r)

371 OFFS...there is a show called Doctor Pimple Popper. I don't watch much TV, but what I see these days...kind of illustrates the point why I don't watch much TV.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 13, 2020 12:35 AM (ZXnzo)

372 Such a comedian. You really should take it on the road. Just don't do college gigs.
Posted by: RickZ


Ya know who should take it on the road ?

Insomniac.

And he should open EVERY show with....

"A moose once bit my sister"

Posted by: JT at January 13, 2020 12:35 AM (arJlL)

373 I'll also add that if ANYTHING I do in life pissed me off I wouldn't do it anymore, and move onto something else. If everything blew up in my face I would just pick a different direction. I'll stay in music until I completely exhaust it, or me. I can say I tried, and then move on.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 13, 2020 12:37 AM (9Om/r)

374
Good evening, good people, from the sunny subtropical climes of the Adirondacks.

We're in the January thaw, or in the waning days, it was 57 degrees this afternoon. Cold is on the way though.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 13, 2020 12:40 AM (KATBx)

375 361 344 - hey Bebe! I do not often hit it this late on the ONT. I am usually reading by now. Hope you are doing well. I will never forget that night. Heh.
Posted by: SnailRacer at January 13, 2020 12:23 AM (CRuJT)

Yeah, VERY memorable night! i've got the upper respiratory thing going around. 2 more days & the doctor will call in an antibiotic prescription. How are you doing? Holidays go well?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 13, 2020 12:40 AM (tUOCc)

376 Dr. Pimplepopper can "pop" my "pimple" anytime!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at January 13, 2020 12:41 AM (7WaWV)

377 ..I swear, we are just hip and with it and on the cutting edge of the culture. Miley and I, along with my mother, played that hip new, happening game that all the kids are playing now: Trivial Pursuit.

My mother had bought one of those, date said 1987. She'd never played it, saying that neither I nor my father would play it with her. So Miley said let's have at it, and we did.

The tokens were still in the plastic baggies. 32 years old.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 12, 2020 11:59 PM (rCwaK)



How to make your neighbor hate you.

I've never been one to follow the crowd. Not gonna jump offa the cliff with the lemmings.

So, early '80s. I'm out pushing the mower on the lawn of the first house I'd bought. Neighbor (very EARNEST PhD candidate for Music Education), came over and asked me if me and the (first) Mrs., wanted to come over that night and play Trivial Pursuit.

Me, being the asshole I clearly was, replied:

"Well, no. If it's really Trivial, it can't be worth Pursuing, now can it?"

He was a grumpy neighbor, evermore.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 13, 2020 12:41 AM (QzJWU)

378 I wonder what's happening with the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince Harry and the Douchess of Sussex.

Posted by: vivi at January 13, 2020 12:43 AM (11H2y)

379 I've never been one to follow the crowd. Not gonna jump offa the cliff with the lemmings.





Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX



Posted by: Jim at January 13, 2020 12:41 AM (QzJWU)


You are speaking my language. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 13, 2020 12:44 AM (9Om/r)

380 373- Berserker - Yep. Even left one country for another. Then went to school for one thing and ended up doing something totally different. They screwed me eventually so I packed up. Sometimes it is hard but you have to be true to yourself.

Posted by: SnailRacer at January 13, 2020 12:45 AM (CRuJT)

381 ..Good evening, good people, from the sunny subtropical climes of the Adirondacks.

We're in the January thaw, or in the waning days, it was 57 degrees this afternoon. Cold is on the way though.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 13, 2020 12:40 AM (KATBx)




I'll stand the ramparts to help defend with you up there.

But you gotta be sure the rear echelon pukes are choppin' plenty of firewood for heatin' n' cookin'.

I don't DO cold climes, all that well.

Unless it's hunting season.

And if you need me up there to help defend, well, then it IS "hunting season."

Stand proud and stand strong, SIR!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 13, 2020 12:45 AM (QzJWU)

382 366 Normal life just means being doomed to mediocrity and lack of fulfillment.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo


Ladies and Gentlemen......

MISTER Sunshine !
Posted by: JT at January 13, 2020 12:29 AM (arJlL)

I honestly didn't mean that to sound as depressing as it did. More of a warning, and call to action. There are people who will press you to be "normal" in order to validate their own beliefs and life choices and try to paper over their own mistakes and regrets. This is a path to mediocrity and lack of fulfillment. You do have to figure out what you want in life and work toward it. I'm just now getting on that path, late, but better late that never.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 13, 2020 12:45 AM (NWiLs)

383 He was a grumpy neighbor, evermore.

Posted by: Jim at January 13, 2020 12:41 AM (QzJWU)


Well, at least the neighbor wasn't Sneezy. Grumpy I can live with, but a neighbor spraying snot all over me all the time I could not.

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2020 12:46 AM (Y8PSl)

384 I've never been one to follow the crowd. Not gonna jump offa the cliff with the lemmings.



Not even if the lemmings have BIG Bewbs ?

Posted by: JT at January 13, 2020 12:46 AM (arJlL)

385 Breathe deep, the ululating gloom
Watch reason fade from every room
Bedouin people look back and lament
Another days Orange Man effigy burnt

Posted by: Ilhan Umma Lazarus, The Mahdi Blows at January 13, 2020 12:47 AM (L+0dl)

386 I wonder what's happening with the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince Harry and the Douchess of Sussex.

Posted by: vivi at January 13, 2020 12:43 AM (11H2y)


In the old world the queen would be yelling "you'll never be king" to charles while pointing to the bones of the other 2 chained to a mossy brick wall.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 13, 2020 12:47 AM (9Om/r)

387 300 Too many plays have penalty flags, and too many of the penalties are pointless. They review way too many plays. Play is interrupted far too frequently. Too games are being determined by adjudicators instead of players and play-callers. Defense has become extremely hard with various rule changes.

wouldn't be a problem if this were the 70s and they showed us the cheerleaders at every opportunity.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 13, 2020 12:48 AM (kf5Ci)

388 I wonder what's happening with the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince Harry and the Douchess of Sussex.
Posted by: vivi at January 13, 2020 12:43 AM (11H2y)

As long as the Queen remains healthy, I don't give a fat rat's ass about the others.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 13, 2020 12:48 AM (LxWV7)

389 The ONT Musical Interlude was Evil!

Posted by: JB1000 at January 13, 2020 12:48 AM (P53wJ)

390 Insom, figgerin' out what you want to do with your life should be easy. I want to LIVE!. The rest is just filler.

Posted by: Madtom at January 13, 2020 12:49 AM (go+84)

391 I wonder what's happening with the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince Harry and the Douchess of Sussex.

Posted by: vivi at January 13, 2020 12:43 AM (11H2y)

She is probably starting to question the whole idea of royalty by birth alone. I know way back when the Brits would give away officer rank to nobles and those who could provide an equipped company. But once you got in the service, they watched you like a hawk and promoted mainly on merit. The real dumbos were not promoted and were put somewhere they could do the least amount of damage. They knew that in the end you don't win wars on blood lines. They were also smart enough to assign the best NCO's to shepherd commanders who had no business in the field.

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 12:50 AM (n13/j)

392 ..Not even if the lemmings have BIG Bewbs ?

Posted by: JT at January 13, 2020 12:46 AM (arJlL)



Especially if they had BIG Bewbs!

First rule of Lemmings, is they follow the BIG Bewb'd Lemmingette!

(see tradition of lefties using "easy women" as leverage against the easily swayed. same as cults, but then, i repeat myself here)


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 13, 2020 12:52 AM (QzJWU)

393 Since Iran has admitted fault for shooting down the Ukrainian airliner, I wonder if they are now going to pay compensation? That could run to a few hundred million bucks.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 13, 2020 12:52 AM (LxWV7)

394


A Thursday evening software update at Facebook accidentally allowed anyone to view exactly who is posting under the accounts of public figures, businesses and other entities, according to Wired.

The result? For starters, some 3 million followers of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg have been reading posts written by her father, Svante Thunberg, and a climate activist in India who serves as a delegate at the UN's Climate Change organization, Adarsh Prathap. Thunberg, Inc. claims Greta is still the one writing the content.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 13, 2020 12:53 AM (aKsyK)

395 375 - Bebe - hope you get the respiratory thing under control before the antibiotics are marshalled. They are hell on your gut flora. Get well!
Everything is good here - still trying to figure out what to do with 20 giant tubs of vintage linens. Whaaat?

Posted by: SnailRacer at January 13, 2020 12:54 AM (CRuJT)

396 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 13, 2020 12

Try collecting

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 13, 2020 12:55 AM (QkoCY)

397 It's not authentic Greta content if there are no boogers and drool on it...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at January 13, 2020 12:55 AM (7WaWV)

398 Thunberg, Inc. claims Greta is still the one writing the content.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 13, 2020 12:53 AM (aKsyK)

If it's a Swedish company, shouldn't it be Thunberg, AB?

Posted by: Surfperch at January 13, 2020 12:56 AM (tVQUs)

399 @389

See. Clicking isn't the worst thing

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 13, 2020 12:57 AM (QkoCY)

400 Try collecting
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 13, 2020 12:55 AM (QkoCY)

Ukraine could post a pic of of a Soviet-era ICBM, and a two-word message: "You pay."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 13, 2020 12:58 AM (LxWV7)

401 i just know it's Thunberg B.S.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at January 13, 2020 12:58 AM (ykYG2)

402 382 - Insomniac - There it is! Although I have never figured out what I want in life - I do know I do not like to get fooled, or screwed over. Adjust life accordingly.

Posted by: SnailRacer at January 13, 2020 12:59 AM (CRuJT)

403 "There are no rules saying you can't have fun in a normal life, a lot of people do. You have to do what the fuck YOU want to do. Its that simple. Life isn't one shot and done. If something fails it don't mean hand over the fucking keys. It means do something else, try something else."

This is the type of mindset I am consciously working toward.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 13, 2020 12:59 AM (NWiLs)

404 402 382 - Insomniac - There it is! Although I have never figured out what I want in life - I do know I do not like to get fooled, or screwed over. Adjust life accordingly.
Posted by: SnailRacer at January 13, 2020 12:59 AM (CRuJT)

I don't think anyone likes getting fooled or screwed over, but I've been there too many times nevertheless. I am working on a YUGE shift in my mindset, but it's like turning an aircraft carrier.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 13, 2020 01:02 AM (NWiLs)

405 I don't think anyone likes getting fooled or screwed
over, but I've been there too many times nevertheless. I am working on a
YUGE shift in my mindset, but it's like turning an aircraft carrier.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 13, 2020 01:02 AM (NWiLs)

keep at it, it is inspirational You are not the only one that needs to turn an aircraft carrier.

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 01:03 AM (n13/j)

406 Given Iran's, um, "challenging" financial and trade situation, compensation for this mass murder will be interesting.

Note, the Eurogarbage continue to be, well, garbage, on this matter (Iran). As of today they are *still* attempting to salvage the idiotic and defunct JCPOA nuke deal.

Finally a few voices over there saying that, hey, ya know, maybe taking a tougher stance vs. the most aggressive disruptive ruthless criminal international terrorist regime would be a good idea, now that they've shot down an airliner.

WWII in Europe - worth it?

Posted by: rhomboid at January 13, 2020 01:04 AM (El6T/)

407 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 13, 2020 12:58 AM (LxW

Better yet, send it 1st class

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 13, 2020 01:04 AM (QkoCY)

408 .."There are no rules saying you can't have fun in a normal life, a lot of people do. You have to do what the fuck YOU want to do. Its that simple. Life isn't one shot and done. If something fails it don't mean hand over the fucking keys. It means do something else, try something else."

This is the type of mindset I am consciously working toward.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 13, 2020 12:59 AM (NWiLs)



And I will lend my help and support and very subversive humor and snark, to help you along this path.

Oh, and bourbon, too.

Bourbon is to snark what Nitrous Oxide is to a racing engine.

Rev it up!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 13, 2020 01:05 AM (QzJWU)

409 I honestly didn't mean that to sound as depressing
as it did. More of a warning, and call to action. There are people who
will press you to be "normal" in order to validate their own beliefs and
life choices and try to paper over their own mistakes and regrets. This
is a path to mediocrity and lack of fulfillment. You do have to figure
out what you want in life and work toward it. I'm just now getting on
that path, late, but better late that never.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 13, 2020 12:45 AM (NWiLs)

I had people press me to be normal my whole life. My middle finger got a hell of a workout. You know what I get these days? People telling me I should sell off some of the toys. My brother in law is a health train wreck, he looks in my garage and says you should sell "this shit". Sell what? The car? the harleys? The tools? I said did you bang your fucking head, I'm still using all the shit. The best one is "Oh you should downsize". Downsize your fucking ass, I'm looking to go bigger, as a matter of fact I'm thinking empire, yeah, I'm going to go Colossus of muthafuckin Rhodes and you can sail your little ship under me and look up at my fucking nads. We won't even get into the music gear. When I started pulling back a wee bit I had people saying well maybe you should sell off some guitars, how many do you need? Need??? Need and want are 2 different things. I only need a dozen, but i want to play a different one every day for 3 fucking months and not play the same one twice. WHY? because empire motherfucker.


See how easy that is? lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 13, 2020 01:05 AM (9Om/r)

410 Posted by: rhomboid at January 13, 2020 01:04 AM (El6T/)

people will get tough and stick together to face a threat once all other alternatives are exhausted.

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 01:06 AM (n13/j)

411 Turning the aircraft carrier is not always the final solution. Sometimes having an epiphany that enough is enough is ..... enough.
I got tire of being sick and tired, tired of whining, tired of feeling like shit, tired of myself being who I was. It was pretty easy after that.

Posted by: SnailRacer at January 13, 2020 01:07 AM (CRuJT)

412 408 .."There are no rules saying you can't have fun in a normal life, a lot of people do. You have to do what the fuck YOU want to do. Its that simple. Life isn't one shot and done. If something fails it don't mean hand over the fucking keys. It means do something else, try something else."

This is the type of mindset I am consciously working toward.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 13, 2020 12:59 AM (NWiLs)


And I will lend my help and support and very subversive humor and snark, to help you along this path.

Oh, and bourbon, too.

Bourbon is to snark what Nitrous Oxide is to a racing engine.

Rev it up!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at January 13, 2020 01:05 AM (QzJWU)

I appreciate it, amigo. I want my old ways as far from me as the east is from the west.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 13, 2020 01:08 AM (NWiLs)

413 Psych studies class in now in session. Ha!

Posted by: SnailRacer at January 13, 2020 01:09 AM (CRuJT)

414 411 Turning the aircraft carrier is not always the final solution. Sometimes having an epiphany that enough is enough is ..... enough.
I got tire of being sick and tired, tired of whining, tired of feeling like shit, tired of myself being who I was. It was pretty easy after that.
Posted by: SnailRacer at January 13, 2020 01:07 AM (CRuJT)

Well, sometimes the epiphany is what gets you finally turn the goddamn aircraft carrier. But yeah, I got really fucking sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 13, 2020 01:09 AM (NWiLs)

415

>WWII in Europe--worth it?<

Debatable at this stage, IMHO.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 13, 2020 01:10 AM (KATBx)

416 still trying to figure out what to do with 20 giant tubs of vintage linens. Whaaat?
Posted by: SnailRacer at January 13, 2020 12:54 AM (CRuJT)


*ears perk up*

What kind of linens, SnailRacer?

Posted by: Emmie at January 13, 2020 01:11 AM (87gB3)

417 keep at it, it is inspirational You are not the only one that needs to turn an aircraft carrier.
Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 01:03 AM (n13/j)

I'm bound and determined to get there. And if I can do it, hell, anybody can. I ain't there yet but I will be. Wherever that is.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 13, 2020 01:11 AM (NWiLs)

418 Well, time for me to go hit the sack. Been a long day today, and tomorrow will be busy, too. Be well, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 13, 2020 01:11 AM (LxWV7)

419 'Night AOP.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 13, 2020 01:11 AM (NWiLs)

420 Berserker.

I'm looking to spend some serious bucks as to a garage expansion, here.

Seriously. I've got an electric winch and snatch block system to hoist major power tools up into the rafters, just to open up square footage in on the slab, below.

You know you have a problem when....


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 13, 2020 01:12 AM (QzJWU)

421 You are not the only one that needs to turn an aircraft carrier.

Watch me.

Posted by: Helen of Troy at January 13, 2020 01:12 AM (ykYG2)

422 'Night AOP.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 13, 2020 01:11 AM (NWiLs)

Nite, Insomniac. Ne illegitimatus te carborundum.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 13, 2020 01:13 AM (LxWV7)

423 I had people press me to be normal my whole life. My middle finger got a hell of a workout. You know what I get these days? People telling me I should sell off some of the toys. My brother in law is a health train wreck, he looks in my garage and says you should sell "this shit". Sell what? The car? the harleys? The tools? I said did you bang your fucking head, I'm still using all the shit. The best one is "Oh you should downsize". Downsize your fucking ass, I'm looking to go bigger, as a matter of fact I'm thinking empire, yeah, I'm going to go Colossus of muthafuckin Rhodes and you can sail your little ship under me and look up at my fucking nads. We won't even get into the music gear. When I started pulling back a wee bit I had people saying well maybe you should sell off some guitars, how many do you need? Need??? Need and want are 2 different things. I only need a dozen, but i want to play a different one every day for 3 fucking months and not play the same one twice. WHY? because empire motherfucker.


See how easy that is? lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 13, 2020 01:05 AM (9Om/r)

And there it is...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 13, 2020 01:13 AM (NWiLs)

424 Quint, actually, no, in this situation the free riders will ride free to and beyond the finish line - raising the costs of success (including in blood), raising the odds of failure, and then instantly cashing in on success if it comes, while continuing to slander those doing the righteous work.

A pattern for decades.

And "success" means mullah criminal regime gone. There is no point in *any* kind of "deal" with them. In this respect its Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan all over again. Of course this upsets an unserious populace. Oh well.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 13, 2020 01:15 AM (El6T/)

425
Well, sometimes the epiphany is what gets you
finally turn the goddamn aircraft carrier. But yeah, I got really
fucking sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 13, 2020 01:09 AM (NWiLs)

Like quitting smoking. You'll quit when you're ready. I'm a firm believer in using your anger, fuck what obi-wan says. If you don't turn it around the bastards that did this win. You owe it to yourself to grab a big slice of whatever the fuck you want.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 13, 2020 01:15 AM (9Om/r)

426 414 - Insomniac - You got this! Once you are there, there is no going back. Major kudos, dude!

416 - Hi Emmie! Oh lord, this ranges from embroidered altar cloths by the yard from East German nuns, to bark cloth curtains by the kilo. And every knitted and crocheted trim in between. The market tanked and I have plenty.

Posted by: SnailRacer at January 13, 2020 01:21 AM (CRuJT)

427 Berserker.



I'm looking to spend some serious bucks as to a garage expansion, here.



Seriously. I've got an electric winch and snatch block system to
hoist major power tools up into the rafters, just to open up square
footage in on the slab, below.



You know you have a problem when....





Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX





Posted by: Jim at January 13, 2020 01:12 AM (QzJWU)


yeah, you're fucked lol.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 13, 2020 01:22 AM (9Om/r)

428 Left-hand lugnuts just for spite
Remove clockwise, installed right
Studs break off, or not quite
Hitch hike home, 'round day light

Posted by: klaftern at January 13, 2020 01:24 AM (RuIsu)

429 >You owe it to yourself to grab a big slice of whatever the fuck you want.<
Entirely true. You're given an opportunity when young, and it's on you to make the most of it. You only get one shot at this life business,have to make it count.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 13, 2020 01:26 AM (KATBx)

430 Like quitting smoking. You'll quit when you're ready. I'm a firm believer in using your anger, fuck what obi-wan says. If you don't turn it around the bastards that did this win. You owe it to yourself to grab a big slice of whatever the fuck you want.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 13, 2020 01:15 AM (9Om/r)

Yep. Anger can be a hell of a motivating force, when properly harnessed.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 13, 2020 01:26 AM (NWiLs)

431 ..Like quitting smoking. You'll quit when you're ready. I'm a firm believer in using your anger, fuck what obi-wan says. If you don't turn it around the bastards that did this win. You owe it to yourself to grab a big slice of whatever the fuck you want.


Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 13, 2020 01:15 AM (9Om/r)



I have used Quiet Anger and Silent Rage, as tools for a great deal of my life. Seriously, since I was about fifth-grade, or damn near that.

The determination that those internally contained explosions fueled, were what enabled me to survive the horrors of youth, and emerge as a surviving adult. Not unscathed, not unscarred. But yet still, not only alive, but thriving.

And with at least valuable remaining trait.

Should Mr. Antifa come at me in any way at all, I know that I shall prevail.

Because that poor S.O.B. has never prepared to be defeated by a 61 y/o schlub who just doesn't give a fuck anymore.

It's not even sporting, at this point in time.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 13, 2020 01:26 AM (QzJWU)

432 423

Damn......thought I had something...maybe should of just not of typed ...but....something about a Gulid 12 string ...blah...blah...blah



nevermind

Posted by: Nightwatch on the ramparts at January 13, 2020 01:29 AM (kFkpX)

433 Yep.
I think I'll go have a smoke and another sip of wine under the tree....

Posted by: Nightwatch on the ramparts at January 13, 2020 01:30 AM (kFkpX)

434 Yep. Anger can be a hell of a motivating force, when properly harnessed.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 13, 2020 01:26 AM (NWiLs)

Totally. Btw, you should have tried to make it down to fort lauderdale ya dick. I had some cool shit lined up. lol
really can't blame you though, the ride probably would have sucked.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 13, 2020 01:31 AM (9Om/r)

435 Totally. Btw, you should have tried to make it down to fort lauderdale ya dick. I had some cool shit lined up. lol
really can't blame you though, the ride probably would have sucked.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 13, 2020 01:31 AM (9Om/r)

Yeah, I know. I really need to make it down another time you're there. Had family stuff I needed to do, and the 3+ hour one-way drive didn't allow for both...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 13, 2020 01:33 AM (NWiLs)

436 SnailRacer, do you have any cotton percale queen sheets? Or Bates cotton bedspreads?

Posted by: Emmie at January 13, 2020 01:35 AM (87gB3)

437 SnailRacer, or pillow cases? Linen bedding is of interest to me as well.

Posted by: Emmie at January 13, 2020 01:36 AM (87gB3)

438 Guild....dang

Posted by: Nightwatch on the ramparts at January 13, 2020 01:36 AM (kFkpX)

439 Insomniac.

This'll sound disturbing, but it's real.

Get up to lower Alabama, hire a guide, and learn to go hunting. Deer or Hog, won't matter.

Learn to hunt. Learn some fieldcraft.

Learn to kill something at your hand. Learn to gut it, clean it, dress it, skin it, and quarter it.

Deliver it to the butcher, and a month or so later, pay for it and pick up the cuts in their white paper, butcher wrapped glory.

You'll learn how to cook the game and enjoy the dining thereon.

Kill you some fucking game.

You'll never look at people who fuck you over the same way, again.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 13, 2020 01:37 AM (QzJWU)

440 Well, sometimes the epiphany is what gets you finally turn the goddamn aircraft carrier.


Just remember, ya ain't gotta turn it all the way...just into the wind. The airwing will take care of the rest.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 13, 2020 01:38 AM (ZXnzo)

441 Holy mega traffic ....

All the kids are are back in tomorrow

time to bail

Posted by: Nightwatch on the ramparts at January 13, 2020 01:39 AM (kFkpX)

442 My '65 Dodge p/u had left driver's side LHD handed lug nuts.

Had not thought of that in decades. Was never a problem.

But the flats and the brakes were. Old retired Air Force truck. 10mpg single barrel...literally wood in p/u bed. three on tree. much suffering. But I was young.

Posted by: torabora at January 13, 2020 01:42 AM (Y274z)

443 ..
Just remember, ya ain't gotta turn it all the way...just into the wind. The airwing will take care of the rest.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 13, 2020 01:38 AM (ZXnzo)



Quote of the fucking late Night, right there.

Killer Instinct.

Not a mere phrase to be wielded by Boardroom Warriors.

An honorable hunter eats what he kills.

Unless the hunter is .mil, and the prey is hadji.

Then he feeds the kill to the hogs. And even that won't make it kosher!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 13, 2020 01:44 AM (QzJWU)

444 437 - Emmie - most of what I have is embroidered, knit, or crocheted anything. No solid stuff. If I come across anything I will let you know.

Posted by: SnailRacer at January 13, 2020 01:45 AM (CRuJT)

445 early line:

kansas city -7 1/2 over tennessee

san francisco -7 over green bay

Posted by: mjc at January 13, 2020 01:45 AM (Pg+x7)

446 UK royals: Over at Tim Worstall's site, a commenter comes up with:

New Nickname for Meghan -- Woko Ono.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/vqrgf2p

Posted by: m at January 13, 2020 01:46 AM (Ne1i4)

447 ... (information you can use.)

Posted by: mjc at January 13, 2020 01:46 AM (Pg+x7)

448 Howdy all. I've got a couple of questions for The Horde.

Going to work yesterday it was icy as heck in Northern Illinois and as I was driving State straight into the grounds at work I tapped the breaks, started skidding and ran into the wrought iron fence. Actually as I was able to drive off of it I ran over the wrought iron fence.

Talk to the insurance company and they wanted to know if I wanted to have the car repaired, it's a 2009 Mercury Mariner, or to take the cash after the $500 deductible. As a car has a little bit of rust I'm thinking I'll take the cash and have the damage and the rest repaired all together and that might save some money. Does that make sense?

Posted by: Farmer at January 13, 2020 01:48 AM (u38OL)

449 Thank you, SnailRacer.

Goodnight, beloved Horde!

Posted by: Emmie at January 13, 2020 01:48 AM (87gB3)

450 can tennessee upset another top offensive team?

is San Francisco really that good?

Posted by: mjc at January 13, 2020 01:48 AM (Pg+x7)

451 Tis time.


Before you close your eyes tonite,you may wish to say "Thank You" for the privilege of living in this most exceptional country, populated by it's extraordinary people.

We are governed by a political system unique in history that has allowed us to flourish so. No other country can claim this.

So being that we ARE Americans,you hold that head HIGH and PROUD---our heritage demands it.


Goodnite, good people. Be safe, stay warm and sleep well.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 13, 2020 01:49 AM (KATBx)

452 Learn to hunt. Learn some fieldcraft.

Learn to kill something at your hand. Learn to gut it, clean it, dress it, skin it, and quarter it.

That is something I want to do at some point.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 13, 2020 01:50 AM (NWiLs)

453 Woko Ono:

Another commenter points out:

"it's probably been coined independently multiple times"

https://preview.tinyurl.com/vgz9wbp

Posted by: m at January 13, 2020 01:53 AM (Ne1i4)

454 kill da wabbit

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at January 13, 2020 01:56 AM (ykYG2)

455
Insom, it's amazingly easy to get started in the outdoors. Clubs, freaks, they're all out there willing to impart their skills.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 13, 2020 02:00 AM (13CQC)

456 ..kill da wabbit

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at January 13, 2020 01:56 AM (ykYG2)



I have a CZ-452 Lux. NO problem.

Cleaning the wabbit. Nothing more than a pair of sharp scissors.

Can gut it, skin it and quarter it, all without the smallest of a knife.

Same with a squirrel.

But rabbit on the grill, is the awesome.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 13, 2020 02:05 AM (QzJWU)

457 Hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 13, 2020 02:07 AM (QzJWU)

458 Kill you some fucking game.

You'll never look at people who fuck you over the same way, again.

Posted by: Jim at January 13, 2020 01:37 AM (QzJWU)


We're all Cannibal Bob now.

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2020 02:10 AM (Y8PSl)

459 Sleep meds are doing their thing so I'm off. Goodnight y'all.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 13, 2020 02:15 AM (NWiLs)

460 But rabbit on the grill, is the awesome.

Posted by: Jim at January 13, 2020 02:05 AM (QzJWU)


I think rabbit's pretty awesome anyway you cook it. Never understood why Americans don't eat more rabbit and why it's not more available in grocery stores (same for duck). It's a quick growing food animal as they breed like, well, rabbits and have a short gestation period. I guess Bugs Bunny cartoons really did a number on this country.

One of the three historical restaurants in Williamsburg, VA serves pan fried rabbit. Whenever I've eaten there, I've always order the rabbit.

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2020 02:18 AM (Y8PSl)

461 One of the three historical restaurants in
Williamsburg, VA serves pan fried rabbit. Whenever I've eaten there,
I've always order the rabbit.

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2020 02:18 AM (Y8PSl)

rabbit is badass but very expensive in the stores. Good venison is very expensive as well. Most people in the 'burbs eat boneless skinless chicken breasts and almost fat free pork chops.

We seem to agree on food Rick. Duck is incredible and very much worth it if you know how to cook it. A whole duck takes some doing as you have to render a lot of fat but a duck breast is an easy gourmet meal if you just check online how best to cook it.

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 02:24 AM (n13/j)

462 There was a pretty cool episode Bourdain did once where he showed Maine duck hunters a good way to cook the thing. Not all hunters are chefs and vice versa. A lot of people had a bad experience with venison at a young age and swore off the stuff. Too bad as it is an incredible meat.

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 02:30 AM (n13/j)

463 Most people in the 'burbs eat boneless skinless chicken breasts and almost fat free pork chops.

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 02:24 AM (n13/j)

Along with low-end ground beef, those are the blandest forms of meat known to man, IMHO.

Posted by: Surfperch, much more flavorful at January 13, 2020 02:33 AM (tVQUs)

464 rabbit is badass but very expensive in the stores. Good venison is very expensive as well. Most people in the 'burbs eat boneless skinless chicken breasts and almost fat free pork chops.

We seem to agree on food Rick. Duck is incredible and very much worth it if you know how to cook it. A whole duck takes some doing as you have to render a lot of fat but a duck breast is an easy gourmet meal if you just check online how best to cook it.

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 02:24 AM (n13/j)


I get that rabbit has little meat but you make up for it in volume. I think it's expensive because it's considered a 'specialty food'.

I also like duck (cassoulet is a favorite dish of mine). I can only get duck at my local farmers' market and that is very expensive. Organic bullshit, ya know.

I used to go to the Russian Tea Room on occasion. One time, during the winter, I ordered their roast duck. It was funny watching the other diners' faces. They got their chi-chi orders on oversized plates, which made their 'dinner' look very small. My duck dish was literally overflowing the plate. I could see people pointing at my plate and talking quietly amongst themselves. Probably wondering why my plate was so full and their plates so empty.

I'm a bloody omnivore and I'll eat like one, thankyouverymuch.

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2020 02:36 AM (Y8PSl)

465 Most people in the 'burbs eat boneless skinless chicken breasts and almost fat free pork chops.

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 02:24 AM (n13/j)


It's that white meat/dark meat divide. Don't get me wrong, chicken breasts have their place, but I prefer chicken thighs. But for many people that's a no go as . . . dark meat. But to me, that dark chicken meat, along with the dark turkey meat, is much more flavorful.

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2020 02:39 AM (Y8PSl)

466 Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2020 02:39 AM (Y8PSl)

Same. I agree there is a place for white meat chicken if it is prepared properly. I can't swear off white meat because I love gnawing on a good wing. But working away on a dry, fat white meat chicken breast has to be the saddest version of the carnivore life.

Chicken thighs, even the boneless ones are much more versatile in my opinion. And we all know those who will only eat white meat for some reason.

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 02:46 AM (n13/j)

467 It is hard to say one dish is my all time favorite but I would say Peking Duck is my favorite to order in a good restaurant. I love the history, presentation, and work involved. If done right you get all the flavors from fat to acid, from simplicity to the sublime. Sometimes when it is over I get a bit sick to my stomach and swear I will never do it again.

The thing about that dish is the cook has to really care and the small things matter a lot.

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 02:51 AM (n13/j)

468 A whole duck takes some doing as you have to render a lot of fat but a duck breast is an easy gourmet meal if you just check online how best to cook it.

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 02:24 AM (n13/j)

It does take a fair amount of time, but it isn't difficult and it yields not only wonderful tasting meat but a large amount of duck fat, which is one of the wonders of the cooking world!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 13, 2020 02:54 AM (2ZAMX)

469 Same. I agree there is a place for white meat chicken if it is prepared properly.

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 02:46 AM (n13/j)


I find that eating a whole chicken breast gets tiring/boring. I prefer to take my chicken breasts(bought on sale) and make cutlets out of them. I can do a plethora of preparations for chicken cutlets, from Italian seasoning with tomato sauce and mozzarella to a walnut crusted cutlet with a brown mushroom gravy. Cutlets are very versatile, the versatility only limited by one's imagination. I also don't get people who pay top dollar for store bought chicken cutlets. A knife and a tenderizing mallet is too much work, I guess. When I buy chicken breasts on sale for $1.99 a pound, I can make a shit load of cutlets from them and freeze them. Then a quick dinner is easy peasy.

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2020 03:00 AM (Y8PSl)

470 It does take a fair amount of time, but it isn't difficult and it yields not only wonderful tasting meat but a large amount of duck fat, which is one of the wonders of the cooking world!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 13, 2020 02:54 AM (2ZAMX)


I'm not a fan of French fries but the best ones I ever had were duck fat fried French fries.

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2020 03:03 AM (Y8PSl)

471 Ilhan omar quoting the writing on the statue of liberty is great! Democrats don't hate the flag. They will have no problem flying it over the education camps conservatives are put in.

Posted by: raimondo at January 13, 2020 03:06 AM (tFSAH)

472 It does take a fair amount of time, but it isn't
difficult and it yields not only wonderful tasting meat but a large
amount of duck fat, which is one of the wonders of the cooking world!





Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 13, 2020 02:54 AM (2ZAMX)

so true.

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 03:06 AM (n13/j)

473 I did a goose once and it was similar to duck. You had to score it properly to let the fat render. It wasn't my greatest dish but I only did it once.

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 03:07 AM (n13/j)

474 I get the feeling that Raimando has a timer in its mommy's basement. Always seems to post on the ONT at around 3 a.m. on the dot. Someday a Cob will tell where it's posting from as I don't think it's from the US.

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2020 03:10 AM (Y8PSl)

475 Never had duck, but rabbit is amazing! Rabbit was a frequent meal in our house, assuming dad and brothers were successful hunting (which they usually were.) Pretty much every Saturday during the season. Squirrel is almost as good. Pheasant and grouse were on the menu often, as well.

Not a one of my friends had hunters in their families, they all thought it was odd that we ate rabbit! I always said that they didn't know what they were missing!

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 13, 2020 03:10 AM (uEEN8)

476 Same. I agree there is a place for white meat chicken if it is prepared properly.



Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 02:46 AM (n13/j)



I find that eating a whole chicken breast gets tiring/boring. I
prefer to take my chicken breasts(bought on sale) and make cutlets out
of them. I can do a plethora of preparations for chicken cutlets, from
Italian seasoning with tomato sauce and mozzarella to a walnut crusted
cutlet with a brown mushroom gravy. Cutlets are very versatile, the
versatility only limited by one's imagination. I also don't get people
who pay top dollar for store bought chicken cutlets. A knife and a
tenderizing mallet is too much work, I guess. When I buy chicken
breasts on sale for $1.99 a pound, I can make a shit load of cutlets
from them and freeze them. Then a quick dinner is easy peasy.

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2020 03:00 AM (Y8PSl)

Hell, people pay up for pre chopped bell peppers!

You can definitely save money just by learning to cut up a whole chicken. And I also love cooking chicken cutlets I also use pork as a replacement for veal in my scaloppine or veal Parmigiana dishes. The pork and even chicken saves money and works well in the dish. And I have had bad luck getting really good veal cutlets over the years.

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 03:12 AM (n13/j)

477
Heads up -- MeTV is running Mission Impossible again, and this is the first season, pre-Peter Graves. Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris, and Peter Lupus are in it.

Mr. Briggs is the Phelps character, the leader of the group in the first season.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 13, 2020 03:12 AM (rCwaK)

478 I get the feeling that Raimando has a timer in its
mommy's basement. Always seems to post on the ONT at around 3 a.m. on
the dot. Someday a Cob will tell where it's posting from as I don't
think it's from the US.

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2020 03:10 AM (Y8PSl)

I don't know of any vpn provider that doesn't have connections all over the world. Chances are about 0% that raindumbo isn't using one.

Posted by: Get a Nord value plan today!. at January 13, 2020 03:14 AM (/LQkF)

479 I don't think it's from the US.

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2020 03:10 AM (Y8PSl)

I think it is. I think Phoenix.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 13, 2020 03:15 AM (2ZAMX)

480 Hell, people pay up for pre chopped bell peppers!

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 03:12 AM (n13/j)


Bags of salad. Talk about being lazy in the kitchen.

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2020 03:15 AM (Y8PSl)

481 I think it is. I think Phoenix.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 13, 2020 03:15 AM (2ZAMX)


English sure as hell isn't it's first language, wherever it is posting from.

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2020 03:17 AM (Y8PSl)

482 Posted by: My life is insanity at January 13, 2020 03:10 AM (uEEN

there is definitely a hunter/non hunter divide. Venison is common if you hunt or know hunters. Now eating grouse and pheasant is pretty dang fancy They top dollar for that in the big city.

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 03:18 AM (n13/j)

483 Funny, brother #2 and I were just reminiscing about his hunting with dad, and are talking about having a rabbit dinner with the entire family. He said he has over a dozen in his freezer, just needs a few more to have enough to make a meal for all of us.

Our favorite way to make it: dredge pieces in flour, with some salt and pepper, brown in a little olive oil and butter. Place in roasting pan, meanwhile, deglaze pan with red wine. Pour that over the rabbit and bake in oven til done. Easy, simple, and amazing!

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 13, 2020 03:18 AM (uEEN8)

484 We had fried rabbit very often while growing up in the 60's and 70's. Had something to do with Grandparents being young adults during the depression.

Posted by: Old but not that old at January 13, 2020 03:23 AM (/LQkF)

485 to a walnut crusted

cutlet with a brown mushroom gravy. ------

I have the Italian stuff pretty much covered, but that sounds good.

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 03:27 AM (n13/j)

486 Definitely depression era thinking. Grandparents on both sides were not from money. Hunting and fishing were a means of survival. Dad had a love of both. He hunted for 80 years of his 86!

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 13, 2020 03:28 AM (uEEN8)

487 >>Bags of salad. Talk about being lazy in the kitchen.
Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2020 03:15 AM (Y8PSl)

And when you go down the produce section, the bulk of the lettuce is prepackaged! The selection of pre-prepared or ready to cook foods have taken over many areas of the grocery stores. Have you seen the variety of "instant mashed potatoes"?

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 13, 2020 03:33 AM (uEEN8)

488 I have the Italian stuff pretty much covered, but that sounds good.

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 03:27 AM (n13/j)


It is good and once I made it, I made it many times later. It was one of those spur-of-the-moment creativity things that became a kitchen staple.

I use a variety of different ground nuts mixed in with the flour for cutlets, walnuts, almonds, peanuts or peh-KAHNS. I'll also add lemon or orange zest to the four as well as the ground nuts and herbs. It's a flavor change of pace and gets one out of the Italian cutlet rut.

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2020 03:40 AM (Y8PSl)

489 Have you seen the variety of "instant mashed potatoes"?

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 13, 2020 03:33 AM (uEEN


No, just the boxes of instant mashed potato flakes. Seeing 'instant mashed potatoes' always makes me think, 'Why?'

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2020 03:44 AM (Y8PSl)

490 hose spur-of-the-moment creativity things that became a kitchen staple.



I use a variety of different ground nuts mixed in with the flour for
cutlets, walnuts, almonds, peanuts or peh-KAHNS. I'll also add lemon
or orange zest to the four as well as the ground nuts and herbs. It's a
flavor change of pace and gets one out of the Italian cutlet rut.

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2020 03:40 AM (Y8PSl)

cool, thanks for the follow up. I call them peh-kahns too.

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 03:47 AM (n13/j)

491 No, just the boxes of instant mashed potato flakes. Seeing 'instant mashed potatoes' always makes me think, 'Why?'

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2020 03:44 AM (Y8PSl)

My mom served that to us once for some reason. I guess she didn't like it either because we never got it again. I rarely eat mashed potatoes but out whole family is good at making them. . I still have an old school potato masher. It is not so hard to boil water really.

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 03:51 AM (n13/j)

492 I have a childhood friend who, when she came to visit after my daughter was born - we were 30-31 then - i made mashed potatoes with supper. She actually said that she never knew you could make mashed potatoes from "real potatoes"! I thought she was joking! Nope. She said her mom only ever made them from a box. So sad.

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 13, 2020 03:59 AM (uEEN8)

493 Lucky for her she married someone who knew how to cook!

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 13, 2020 04:05 AM (uEEN8)

494 Camping we often had boxed potatoes, ate them but didn't care much for them.

Posted by: Skip at January 13, 2020 04:07 AM (ZCEU2)

495 Instant mashed potatoes are like potatoes in a can. I can't be bothered.

Some frozen veggies are pretty decent, peas or corn, e.g. But veggies in a can generally suck.

But I did find something interesting. Was watching America's Test Kitchen and they were doing a taste test of sauerkraut. In the past, I bought the kraut in a plastic bag in the refrigerated section. But their tasting stated the canned/bottled stuff is better. So I bought a can of kraut (for reubens). The canned kraut is definitely better. It seemed 'crisper'. That was the complete opposite of what I expected. Now canned kraut is one of the few canned vegetables I buy. But I'll never buy canned potatoes or canned asparagus, to name two.

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2020 04:10 AM (Y8PSl)

496 It's peh-KAHNS here, too.

I've made almond crusted chicken. I will have to try the other nuts. That sounds really good. I like the idea of adding citrus.

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 13, 2020 04:11 AM (uEEN8)

497 I have a childhood friend who, when she came to
visit after my daughter was born - we were 30-31 then - i made mashed
potatoes with supper. She actually said that she never knew you could
make mashed potatoes from "real potatoes"! I thought she was joking!
Nope. She said her mom only ever made them from a box. So sad.

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 13, 2020 03:59 AM (uEEN

some people can cook and others can not. For some reason most people think they can cook but few would say they are talented musicians. It is one of those life things, people get used to what they grew up with and that is that. There are about five things everyone thinks they are good at for some reason. Cooking is one, driving is another. I think we can all guess some of the other categories.

If you ever get invited to a Thanksgiving dinner by someone who can't cook you will be surprised really. It is not a big deal, just interesting differences. If they invite you that is more important than the food by a long shot imo.

If you ever go to a bake sale or pot luck you will see what I am talking about. Try seven different plates of brownies and five are card board. I appreciate that I was blessed by a mom who could cook.

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 04:17 AM (n13/j)

498 I like the idea of adding citrus.

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 13, 2020 04:11 AM (uEEN


Thinking about it, ground walnuts, lemon zest and dried tarragon added to the dredging flour sounds interesting. Make a caper/green olive/Dijon gravy. Top with Gruyere cheese if you can't have a cutlet without cheese.

I guess I get bored eating the same tasting food over and over.

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2020 04:18 AM (Y8PSl)

499 Can't get moving

Posted by: Skip at January 13, 2020 04:18 AM (ZCEU2)

500 Not a fan of store bought canned veges. Altho, creamed corn is one of those comfort foods that brings back good memories. For me, frozen veges are a good substitute for fresh. We only ever freeze fresh from the garden, never got into canning.

I grew up when you ate what was in season, either from the garden or purchased at store or farmer's market. Having pretty much any vege (or fruit) you want now, at any time during the year, is something my kids have always known.

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 13, 2020 04:20 AM (uEEN8)

501 >>If you ever go to a bake sale or pot luck you will see what I am talking about. Try seven different plates of brownies and five are card board. I appreciate that I was blessed by a mom who could cook.
Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 04:17 AM (n13/j)

Truth.

Also blessed with a mom and grandmas who were awesome cooks and bakers.

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 13, 2020 04:22 AM (uEEN8)

502 I appreciate that I was blessed by a mom who could cook.

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 04:17 AM (n13/j)


That definitely helps one later in life be able to enjoy cooking.

My Mom had me in the kitchen early, starting with cleaning dishes before moving up to peeling potatoes or slicing onions and garlic. Her philosophy was, 'No son of mine is going to grow up as ignorant in the kitchen as his father.' It worked, Ma! Thanks!

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2020 04:23 AM (Y8PSl)

503 "creamed corn"

I use that when making corn bread, substituting it for milk. The cornbread is a little denser, but more flavorful.

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2020 04:26 AM (Y8PSl)

504 >>Can't get moving
Posted by: Skip at January 13, 2020 04:18 AM (ZCEU2)

Got up to feed the cats and am fighting the urge to go back to bed. (Switched shifts today to be able to drive husband to an early appt.)

I'm probably going to regret not going back to sleep now when I'm still at work later this afternoon.

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 13, 2020 04:27 AM (uEEN8)

505 Cornbread has bever been one of my favorites. Polenta, now that is my thing. We make it firm enough to be sliceable. First meal it's served with meat that has a gravy. (In place of potato) Leftovers can be sliced and fried in a little butter, served with chili. Heaven.

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 13, 2020 04:32 AM (uEEN8)

506 Using creamed corn is a good idea- i had cornbread once that had chopped jalepenos in it- i liked that.

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 13, 2020 04:34 AM (uEEN8)

507 creamed corn"



I use that when making corn bread, substituting it for milk. The cornbread is a little denser, but more flavorful.

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2020 04:26 AM (Y8PSl)

corn bread is another one if you want to see if anyone can cook/bake For many the corn bread is supposed to be dry and that is why you eat it with beans or whatever lol.

As for canned veggies, I kind of like the canned short cut green beans. You have to add some pork fat and I only eat them around the holidays but they are ok.

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 04:34 AM (n13/j)

508 Wife use to make fantastic corn bread often. Bought isn't the same

Posted by: Skip at January 13, 2020 04:35 AM (ZCEU2)

509 Using creamed corn is a good idea- i had cornbread once that had chopped jalepenos in it- i liked that.

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 13, 2020 04:34 AM (uEEN


When I pan fry corn (stripped off the cob), I use butter, salt, pepper, chopped jalapenos and sweet red pepper. I liked the flavor so now I also add some slightly pre-cooked chopped jalapenos and diced sweet red pepper to my cornbread.

Posted by: RickZ at January 13, 2020 04:39 AM (Y8PSl)

510
I watched Cloverfield last night. What an unrelentingly stupid and boring movie. And it's actually less than an hour long, with 10 minutes of credits and EIGHTEEN minutes of a totally pointless introductory party sequence. You don't actually see the monster until there's about 4 minutes left.
Blech.

Posted by: Gooshy at January 13, 2020 04:39 AM (xjBao)

511 Good Morning Morons today is Monday, January 13, 2020, . On this date in 1968 Johnny Cash performed his famous live show at Folsom State Prison in CA.


Posted by: Vic at January 13, 2020 04:40 AM (mpXpK)

512 Sunday on the CBS fake news show Fake the Nation John Kerry was asked about the big pile of money he gave Iran when Obama was President. Instead of answering the question he called Trump a liar.


https://tinyurl.com/r7b679b

Posted by: Vic at January 13, 2020 04:40 AM (mpXpK)

513 Climate experts say Trump was right on the CA wildfires raging out of control is because of CA's insane forestry practices and not so-called Global Warming.


https://tinyurl.com/whttq45

Posted by: Vic at January 13, 2020 04:41 AM (mpXpK)

514 RAMIREZ (repeat)


https://tinyurl.com/r6uv4cx


And that's it for today. Slow news Monday

Posted by: Vic at January 13, 2020 04:41 AM (mpXpK)

515 Morning all.

Thanks for the links Vic.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 13, 2020 04:45 AM (3S5Yp)

516
Ah, saw a cool cornbread recipe a long time ago - really good. It involved adding a can of mexican corn, then pour off about a third of that. To that third, add crumbled browned breakfast sausage and shredded cheese. Pour the regular batter into a hot iron skillet and top that with the meaty cheesy goodness. Eat with a fork.

Posted by: Gooshy at January 13, 2020 04:45 AM (xjBao)

517 Cornbread has bever been one of my favorites. Polenta, now that is my thing. We make it firm enough to be sliceable. First meal it's served with meat that has a gravy. (In place of potato) Leftovers can be sliced and fried in a little butter, served with chili. Heaven.

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 13, 2020 04:32 AM (uEEN

......

Sounds like you could be a candidate for a Southern dish called spoon bread..

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 13, 2020 04:47 AM (3S5Yp)

518 >>Southern dish called spoon bread..
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 13, 2020 04:47 AM (3S5Yp)

Sounds interesting...

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 13, 2020 04:49 AM (uEEN8)

519 The polenta we make is firm. Stands up on a plate like a wheel of cheese. It's the way of my Trentino grandparents.

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 13, 2020 04:55 AM (uEEN8)

520 We made a breakfast dish, hot cereal i guess you'd describe it, that was a soft cornmeal. Called it Mosa (moe-za). Served in a bowl with a pat of butter stirred in and topped with a bit of maple syrup (sorry CBD!)

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 13, 2020 04:58 AM (uEEN8)

521 Spoon bread is a bit like a corn meal custard/casserole type consistency.

There are, of course, endless recipes for it and it was made to be personalized to taste.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 13, 2020 05:01 AM (3S5Yp)

522 legalinsurrection.com/as pelosi downplays iranian protests trump warns iran not to kill protestors
Sloppy Choppers is still selling the Peanut Farmer's "student protestors" bullshit.

Posted by: Skip at January 13, 2020 05:16 AM (ZCEU2)

523 Holiday meals someone is making corn stuffing, I like to think of it as wet corn bread.

Posted by: Skip at January 13, 2020 05:18 AM (ZCEU2)

524 Been working these last couple weeks at a new Lidl grocery store, they have been popping up around se Pa the last year. Never shopped at one yet though there is one open real close.

Posted by: Skip at January 13, 2020 05:23 AM (ZCEU2)

525 Looking at spoon bread recipes online, they look good. I will have to try it, thanks!

Around here, cornmeal comes in too coarse a grade at the grocery store to make the polenta or mosa the way I'm accustomed. I have to buy it in bulk from a store in the U.P. that grinds it and bags it. I buy enough ground cornmeal for a year and freeze it to keep it fresh.

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 13, 2020 05:23 AM (uEEN8)

526 Uh oh, 3 in a row

Posted by: Skip at January 13, 2020 05:23 AM (ZCEU2)

527 Skip, is Lidl similar to an Aldi?

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 13, 2020 05:25 AM (uEEN8)

528 @523. ".....wet corn bread."

Some people make the mistake of not baking it.
If you want it moist, put gravy on it.

Posted by: Case at January 13, 2020 05:31 AM (YdAj9)

529 No, there are some Aldi stores here also.

Posted by: Skip at January 13, 2020 05:32 AM (ZCEU2)

530 >>Uh oh, 3 in a row
Posted by: Skip at January 13, 2020 05:23 AM (ZCEU2)

Oops, I did that twice already this morning.

I have been known to be too talkative!

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 13, 2020 05:33 AM (uEEN8)

531 We have Aldi's here. They are ok. Definitely cheaper.

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 13, 2020 05:34 AM (uEEN8)

532 Gotta go, rats its Monday again. At least still above freezing, see a forcast of winter mix come Friday.
Have a great day horde

Posted by: Skip at January 13, 2020 05:36 AM (ZCEU2)

533 Have a good day, Skip.

I'm heading out, too. Looks like it's misting out, temps just above freezing.

Have a peaceful day, all

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 13, 2020 05:37 AM (uEEN8)

534 I think Lidl is an Aldi competitor. They are moving into the US like Aldi. It will be interesting to see what happens as there is so much competition right now on the lower end and higher end. Not long ago it was the big super markets like Safeway, Piggly Wiggly, H-E-B, Giant, etc.

Now you have dollar stores doing well, Wall Mart, Target crushing it, and you have Wegmanns and Aldi and Lidl. It will be interesting to see how all this pans out. There are a lot of consumers in this country but wow, there are a lot of grocery stores too.

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 05:38 AM (n13/j)

535 I went to an Aldi's once looking for ice cream. They had no ice cream. That bothered me a bit as it kind of wasted the trip. That might have been a one off but it was not the greatest intro ever. I know many love the place and swear by it.

Posted by: Quint at January 13, 2020 05:40 AM (n13/j)

536 522
legalinsurrection.com/as pelosi downplays iranian protests trump warns iran not to kill protestors

Sloppy Choppers is still selling the Peanut Farmer's "student protestors" bullshit.

Posted by: Skip at January 13, 2020 05:16 AM (ZCEU2)


It appears that they are shooting them anyway.
https://tinyurl.com/umy9xoo

Posted by: Vic at January 13, 2020 05:47 AM (mpXpK)

537 Good morning MisHum and horde. Let's get out there to work and and pay those taxes. People who don't work and pay taxes want nice things too.

Posted by: Eromero at January 13, 2020 05:48 AM (UUkQp)

538 "People who don't work and pay taxes want nice things too."

What? You mean sleeping all day and going to clubs all night doesn't pay anything?

Posted by: Case at January 13, 2020 06:03 AM (YdAj9)

539 People who don't work and pay taxes want nice things too.

Does that include me? I'm retired, so I don't work, but I do still pay taxes.
Can I haz nice things too?

Posted by: Bruce at January 13, 2020 06:04 AM (vd8XM)

540 I wonder if Lois Lerner pays any taxes.

Posted by: Case at January 13, 2020 06:11 AM (YdAj9)

541 Aldi and ice cream. Yes, they have it. Hubby can get his Moosetracks for one half the price of any other store, and it's really good, too. They also have lots of fiddly pints of fancier stuff these days, also quite a bit cheaper from say, Ben and Jerry's.

Posted by: lizabth at January 13, 2020 06:13 AM (L3Rsz)

542 The thing with Aldi's is that the stores are pretty small. They don't always have what you are looking for. Also, the cashier helps with restocking. They may have it but it's in the backroom and not out yet. The stores are run pretty lean which lowers your cost.
lizabth. I bough their version of B&J's Cherries Garcia, didn't like it. The chocolate chips tasted fake, because they are.
Still shop there a lot. Best prices on dairy around. I especially like their organic milk. Prefer organic since it tastes better. Yep, I'm a milk snob.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 13, 2020 06:18 AM (N3JsI)

543 days of the week, ranked

Saturday
Sunday
Friday
Thursday
Wednesday
Tuesday
Monday

spent the last half hour catching up on comments from last night. So here's my 2 cents:

chemo: did it when I had cancer about 15 yrs ago. cancer-free today.

Cooking: I'm a long-time bachelor so I am pretty much a heat-n-eat guy. A meatloaf is as complex as my cooking gets.

Football: prefer college to pro. Roger Goodell is an ass. I hope the next NFL commissioner actually likes football.

college loan forgiveness: didn't go to college so I don't have a dog in that fight.

Hunting and stuff: dad was an insurance salesman- not really an outdoor guy- so we didn't have outdoor adventures as kids. Most everything I learned that turned out to be worthwhile came from the Army and then just being a person out on my own.

have never eaten duck.

I think that's it. The workweek commences in 2 hrs. Good day and good luck.

Posted by: DB at January 13, 2020 06:21 AM (iTXRQ)

544
Good morning, Hordians.

Let's get out there and enrage the lunatics by living a good life today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 13, 2020 06:23 AM (7rVsF)

545 I have my Aldi run perfected, as I buy a lot for my biz there.

First in line at 9AM, 16 minutes later I am loading up my truck. But my Aldi is a small-town Aldi, and very well run.
Only thing I dislike about it is its later opening hours. Wish they opened @ 7AM.
Oh, and I recently discovered how much better their organic spring green salad mix is than Walmart's. All sorts of delicious little lettuces in there. Highly recommend.

Posted by: lizabth at January 13, 2020 06:23 AM (L3Rsz)

546 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2020 06:35 AM (tT0V4)

547 Aldi's?

Small, well run with many outstanding house brand equivalents to well known brands.

Not a huge selection, but a family on a tight budget is able to make nutritious meals at a low cost.

Anything that they sell that comes from Germany will be top of the line, and outstanding quality.

We do probably 60% of our food purchasing there.
The rest we get at Wegman's.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2020 06:39 AM (tT0V4)

548 Long way out, but another weekend storm predicted for the upper midwest. Yuck. I liked our snowless winter.

Posted by: lizabth at January 13, 2020 06:41 AM (L3Rsz)

549 Good morning VIA

I'm worn out from removing the "OMG, we're all gonna die snow-apocalypse" we received on Saturday.

Barely 2 inches of the stuff. I'm thinking the weather computers aren't always that accurate.

Posted by: Bruce at January 13, 2020 06:41 AM (vd8XM)

550 Ice was more of a problem than snow for us, this past weekend. But we got enough snow over the ice to make it fun. Should all melt before the next storm comes our way.

Posted by: lizabth at January 13, 2020 06:44 AM (L3Rsz)

551 "Barely 2 inches of the stuff. I'm thinking the weather computers aren't always that accurate."

Trump probably misappropriated the rest of it so that his misbegotten spawn could deprive the baby seals of much needed snow.

With help from the Joooooos, of course.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2020 06:44 AM (tT0V4)

552 Ice was more of a problem than snow for us, this past weekend. But we got enough snow over the ice to make it fun. Should all melt before the next storm comes our way.
Posted by: lizabth

A lot of the storms were like that last year too. I'm glad I got some ice spike things for my boots.

Posted by: Bruce at January 13, 2020 06:45 AM (vd8XM)

553 With help from the Joooooos, of course.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

And the Jooooos got help from the Russians.

Posted by: Bruce at January 13, 2020 06:46 AM (vd8XM)

554 college loan forgiveness: didn't go to college so I don't have a dog in that fight.

Posted by: DB at January 13, 2020 06:21 AM (iTXRQ)



If you pay taxes you do have a dog in that fight. "college loan forgiveness' was an Obama directive (illegal of course) to allow students and former students to default on government backed college loans after which the gov would pay the colleges. In effect the taxpayers are paying off those deadbeat loans.

That is one Obama program I have been waiting on Trump to kill.

Posted by: Vic at January 13, 2020 06:46 AM (mpXpK)

555 Those ice-spikers work well.

Posted by: lizabth at January 13, 2020 06:46 AM (L3Rsz)

556 Looks like Grouchy Greta isn't doing her own writings on the inter webs.

https://bit.ly/2NmxpVj

Can you say 'Tool", boys and girls?

Of course you can.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2020 06:47 AM (tT0V4)

557 How dare you!

Posted by: lizabth at January 13, 2020 06:47 AM (L3Rsz)

558 "And the Jooooos got help from the Russians."

All to ensure that blacks in southern urban areas continue to live and suffer in 'snow deserts".


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2020 06:50 AM (tT0V4)

559 >If you pay taxes you do have a dog in that fight.


yes you are right. But I have resigned myself to getting boar-hogged by the gov't for every crazy money-wasting idea they come up with. I have tried voting for people who would make it stop or at least slow it down, to little effect.

Posted by: DB at January 13, 2020 06:51 AM (iTXRQ)

560 I have tried voting for people who would make it stop or at least slow it down, to little effect.
Posted by: DB

But...I have a plan!!

...Idiot running for something...

Posted by: Bruce at January 13, 2020 06:52 AM (vd8XM)

561 Looks like Grouchy Greta isn't doing her own writings on the inter webs.


So, her job is to just be a grouchy 16 year old.
Seems like an easy job.

Posted by: Bruce at January 13, 2020 06:54 AM (vd8XM)

562 "But...I have a plan!!

...Idiot running for something..."


For those of you in the greater Baltimore area, watching the crowded Baltimore Mayor's race heat up, the number of idiots walking up to the podium announcing their candidacy, and that they have a plan to stop the killings here is stupidly amusing at best.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2020 06:55 AM (tT0V4)

563 VIA. Did I read that b'more had a banner weekend for killings?

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 13, 2020 06:56 AM (N3JsI)

564 >Looks like Grouchy Greta isn't doing her own writings on the inter webs.

why she didn't get laughed off the stage the first time she opened her snarling little cakehole is beyond me

Posted by: DB at January 13, 2020 06:56 AM (iTXRQ)

565 For those of you in the greater Baltimore area, watching the crowded Baltimore Mayor's race heat up, the number of idiots walking up to the podium announcing their candidacy, and that they have a plan to stop the killings here is stupidly amusing at best.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

What is that plan, oh great and powerful one.

Step 1. Accountability
Step 2. You'll have to elect me to find out step 2.

Step 3. Everything is good

Posted by: Bruce at January 13, 2020 06:57 AM (vd8XM)

566 >563 VIA. Did I read that b'more had a banner weekend for killings?

I think I read 5 dead, 12 wounded

Posted by: DB at January 13, 2020 06:57 AM (iTXRQ)

567 So a serious question, posted by someone on another blog's comments....


Would any Senator who would both be running for President, and be serving or even voting during the Senate Impeachment show be in conflict due to their ability to in essence remove a political opponent from the race?

It would at least on it's face seem to be.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2020 06:58 AM (tT0V4)

568 I think I read 5 dead, 12 wounded
Posted by: DB

Wow.

I think the Chicago shooting crowd spent the weekend shoveling walkways for the elderly and helping those without heat in their homes.

Posted by: Bruce at January 13, 2020 06:59 AM (vd8XM)

569 Would any Senator who would both be running for President, and be serving or even voting during the Senate Impeachment show be in conflict due to their ability to in essence remove a political opponent from the race?

It would at least on it's face seem to be.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Yes

Posted by: Bruce at January 13, 2020 06:59 AM (vd8XM)

570 "I think I read 5 dead, 12 wounded"


Those numbers were from the 24 hour period of Saturday, only.

Ad oddly enough, as the city was full of Titans fans for the game, those numbers were not announced, nor was even a single shooting reported on the news until after the game.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2020 07:00 AM (tT0V4)

571 I think Lidl is an Aldi competitor. They are moving into the US like Aldi. It will be interesting to see what happens as there is so much competition right now on the lower end and higher end. Not long ago it was the big super markets like Safeway, Piggly Wiggly, H-E-B, Giant, etc.

Now you have dollar stores doing well, Wall Mart, Target crushing it, and you have Wegmanns and Aldi and Lidl. It will be interesting to see how all this pans out. There are a lot of consumers in this country but wow, there are a lot of grocery stores too.
Posted by: Quint

Surprising for such a low margin business. They do a lot to fight for my business, but all I care about is location and very rarely a specific item that one store does better like seafood

Posted by: Jean at January 13, 2020 07:00 AM (B7KlG)

572 Would any Senator who would both be running for President, and be serving or even voting during the Senate Impeachment show be in conflict due to their ability to in essence remove a political opponent from the race?

It would at least on it's face seem to be.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

If some phoney baloney rule means hands off of Biden because he's a candidate, then the Senators need to lose their vote on this

Posted by: Bruce at January 13, 2020 07:01 AM (vd8XM)

573 554 college loan forgiveness: didn't go to college so I don't have a dog in that fight.

Posted by: DB at January 13, 2020 06:21 AM (iTXRQ)



If you pay taxes you do have a dog in that fight. "college loan forgiveness' was an Obama directive (illegal of course) to allow students and former students to default on government backed college loans after which the gov would pay the colleges. In effect the taxpayers are paying off those deadbeat loans.

That is one Obama program I have been waiting on Trump to kill.
Posted by: Vic at January 13, 2020 06:46 AM (mpXpK)

I have paid cash for 4 degrees. If taxpayers end up on the hook I will get my money out of dodge. I aint paying for your drinking and whoring college years.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2020 07:01 AM (JFO2v)

574 Those numbers were from the 24 hour period of Saturday, only.

Ad oddly enough, as the city was full of Titans fans for the game, those numbers were not announced, nor was even a single shooting reported on the news until after the game.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

You would have thought the oiler fans would be better shots.

Posted by: Jean at January 13, 2020 07:01 AM (B7KlG)

575 Yayyy.
It's breakfast time!!

Posted by: Bruce at January 13, 2020 07:02 AM (vd8XM)

576 There definitely is a weather component to crime stats.

Posted by: Jean at January 13, 2020 07:02 AM (B7KlG)

577 So a serious question, posted by someone on another blog's comments....





Would any Senator who would both be running for President, and be
serving or even voting during the Senate Impeachment show be in conflict
due to their ability to in essence remove a political opponent from the
race?



It would at least on it's face seem to be.


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2020 06:58 AM

---

Yep but to recuse themselves from voting would require them to be an ethical person, which none of them are.


Plus IIRC warren and sanders both have already said Trump is guilty so by democrat standards they should not be able to vote because they don't have an open mind.

Irony can be pretty ironic at times.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at January 13, 2020 07:03 AM (JUOKG)

578 572 Would any Senator who would both be running for President, and be serving or even voting during the Senate Impeachment show be in conflict due to their ability to in essence remove a political opponent from the race?

It would at least on it's face seem to be.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

If some phoney baloney rule means hands off of Biden because he's a candidate, then the Senators need to lose their vote on this
Posted by: Bruce at January 13, 2020 07:01 AM (vd8XM)

Wait till some repub tries the hand off rule. Then there will be a new rule to override the first rule.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2020 07:04 AM (JFO2v)

579 "Irony can be pretty ironic at times. "

How ironic

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2020 07:04 AM (tT0V4)

580 576 There definitely is a weather component to crime stats.
Posted by: Jean at January 13, 2020 07:02 AM (B7KlG)

Global Warming reduces crime.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2020 07:04 AM (JFO2v)

581 " 576 There definitely is a weather component to crime stats.
Posted by: Jean at January 13, 2020 07:02 AM (B7KlG) "

We see more cold hearted criminals....

In the winter.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2020 07:06 AM (tT0V4)

582 I don't care so much about the deadbeat students not paying back their loans for worthless paper, it's the underlying support for the Marxist academy that needs to end. These defaults should be coming out of their asses.

Posted by: Jean at January 13, 2020 07:06 AM (B7KlG)

583 Iranians calling for Death to England. Dudes, its dead. Your people killed it. They rapey little girls for fun and stab people on bridges.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2020 07:06 AM (JFO2v)

584 For those of you who are of the age of consent, Dr Hellen has posted a link to Amazon's garden of adult delights.

Be warned, it's not your usual amazon section.


https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/354498/

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2020 07:08 AM (tT0V4)

585 582 I don't care so much about the deadbeat students not paying back their loans for worthless paper, it's the underlying support for the Marxist academy that needs to end. These defaults should be coming out of their asses.
Posted by: Jean at January 13, 2020 07:06 AM (B7KlG)

Schools have zero skin in the game.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2020 07:08 AM (JFO2v)

586 I've been vocal about my opposition to many of this government's
policies. I live a very conservative life and hold traditional
conservative views which I am public about. I've never promoted
non-compliance and was rather shocked by how low the numbers really
were. This left me wondering: was this a politically motivated action by
someone high-up in the bureaucracy ordered to make examples? Dieuwe de Boer



Cops aren't your friends. Never have,never will be. Sure, there are some good ones, but scratch a cop and mostly you will get a self centered power hungry thug, looking to put in their time, retire early, then double dip.

Posted by: Groundhog at January 13, 2020 07:09 AM (VYwSh)

587 584

most wish for

Rosebud Medium Twisted Texture Butt Plug - Turquoise

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2020 07:09 AM (JFO2v)

588 Schools have zero skin in the game.
Posted by: rhennigantx

Target acquired.

Posted by: Jean at January 13, 2020 07:11 AM (B7KlG)

589 567 So a serious question, posted by someone on another blog's comments....


Would any Senator who would both be running for President, and be serving or even voting during the Senate Impeachment show be in conflict due to their ability to in essence remove a political opponent from the race?

It would at least on it's face seem to be.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2020 06:58 AM (tT0V4)

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

When Tulsi voted present on impeachment in the House, I assumed it was basically for this reason.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 13, 2020 07:12 AM (CAJOC)

590 "..utt Plug - Turquoise"


Turquoise?

Seems hard to build an evening's outfit off of that color choice.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2020 07:12 AM (tT0V4)

591 J.J. has arrived.


Bringing the NOOD with him

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2020 07:14 AM (tT0V4)

592 "Lettuces"?

Hm. Wouldn't (or shouldn't) the plural of Lettuce be "Lettuci"? Weighty issues always compete for my morning moments.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 13, 2020 07:14 AM (H4pHX)

593 590 "..utt Plug - Turquoise"


Turquoise?

Seems hard to build an evening's outfit off of that color choice.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2020 07:12 AM (tT0V4)

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

Unless you manage a Country/Western band...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 13, 2020 07:15 AM (CAJOC)

594 Of course I visited Amazon's adult section...Interesting items, a virtual supermarket for such things. Like visiting one of the old sex shops we used to have around, with the video machines in the back where the gays hung out.

Posted by: Colin at January 13, 2020 07:41 AM (B+Lak)

595 Not suicide scientists expect 10,000 % increase in not suicide.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 13, 2020 07:57 AM (o2JKA)

596 "Meccan way of life..."
squishy Brit

Posted by: torabora at January 14, 2020 10:22 AM (Y274z)

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