Top Headline Comments (8-30-13)

Holiday weekend Friday!

Yeah, this is gonna be a really productive day at work for Obama ... like any of the rest have been.

Exhibit A:


But, hey, they were talking about job creation or something.

Posted by: Andy at 06:38 AM



Comments

1 The early bird blah blah blah

Posted by: weirdflunky at August 30, 2013 06:40 AM (tlhtD)

2 Runs around naked on the blog

Posted by: weirdflunky at August 30, 2013 06:40 AM (tlhtD)

3 Hello hello hell hel

Posted by: weirdflunky at August 30, 2013 06:41 AM (tlhtD)

4 Obama is so good, he gets his work done and is on the links by noon!

Morning!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 30, 2013 06:41 AM (UTq/I)

5 Video: BACK TO SCHOOL BRAIN FOODS...

http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2013/08/video-back-to-school-brain-foods.html

Posted by: Steve at August 30, 2013 06:42 AM (xZPp3)

6 "Runs around naked on the blog"

*Points,and laughs*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 30, 2013 06:42 AM (fPk8z)

7 Posted by: weirdflunky
..........
Geeez.. cover that thing up for cripes sakes..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 30, 2013 06:42 AM (UTq/I)

8 Rise and shine bedgrubs it's Friday!!!! It's only 75 this morning but heading to 92. 89% humidity, I think I will go walk the dog while I wait for news to come up.

Posted by: Molly k. at August 30, 2013 06:43 AM (sVKy/)

9 6 Heh. Yeah you made me laugh.

Posted by: weirdflunky at August 30, 2013 06:43 AM (tlhtD)

10 I absolutely stand by my comment (#612) on the overnight.

Posted by: weirdflunky at August 30, 2013 06:45 AM (tlhtD)

11 Yeah, big day for him. According to Keith Koffler, who tracks his schedule, Obomba only has a 2:15 meeting today with the presidents of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.
I really want to start paying him an hourly wage for ONLY the hours he puts in. In a real job, he would not last long. Something he's never had either.

Posted by: Zombie Dachshund at August 30, 2013 06:46 AM (Na7G9)

12 Those were good suggestions on brain foods..

I've been moving to eggs alone in the morning - no carbs! And also cutting out all sodas - including diet. And I've lost 11 pounds in a month.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 30, 2013 06:47 AM (UTq/I)

13 so I am left to wonder...

is General Manly Throw McMomJeans dying his grey hair black for vanity, or his black hair grey as part of a con ala Beijing Billy......?

at any rate he's a hypocritical asshole and the media are his enablers...

save freedom pistol whip a newsie.

Posted by: Miguel Ambivalence@sven10077 at August 30, 2013 06:48 AM (A4hKL)

14 Miguel!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good morning.

Posted by: weirdflunky at August 30, 2013 06:49 AM (tlhtD)

15 Mornin' sven

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 30, 2013 06:49 AM (2TyLp)

16 I need to drop a few pounds but every time I do it seems they come back and bring friends...

Anyways, to pick up the slack for Allen...

Obama is a stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure.

I believe his next over sea's adventure is going to go horribly sideways in way's that he and Kerry could never imagine but Putin has.

Posted by: Gmac - Pondering the coming implosion at August 30, 2013 06:50 AM (IanLz)

17 14 weirdflunk, Sean Bannion, good morning...

and good morning all...

I am taking quarters today and will have broadband on hopefully Tuesday...

praise the bandwith Titans.

Posted by: Miguel Ambivalence@sven10077 at August 30, 2013 06:51 AM (A4hKL)

18

DAY 296

1,165 to go (1,238 to Inauguration Day 2017)


Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, McCain's, MIRV's, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, martial law, miscreants, maladjusted masochistic multiculturalists, momzers, mamalukes, mooks, mopes, mariuoli, meeskeits, maricons, marauders, malodorous militants, menstruating mons veneri and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 30, 2013 06:51 AM (WjLUf)

19 Rise and shine bedgrubs it's Friday!!!! It's only 75 this morning but heading to 92. 89% humidity, I think I will go walk the dog while I wait for news to come up.



Morning all.
84 here. 46%. Headed to 103. Yuck.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 30, 2013 06:53 AM (b1/nQ)

20 Interesting comment I heard on Levin last night. Aside from being a client state of the Russkies for decades (as a counterweight to the US/Israel alliance), the Russkies are propping up the regime in order to block the development of the natural gas pipeline to Europe - which is why Qatar is funding the rebels to the tune of $2 billion in weapons and aid.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 30, 2013 06:53 AM (WjLUf)

21
And the THC died not with a bang, but with a whimper at post # 21.

Posted by: Ed Anger at August 30, 2013 06:59 AM (tOkJB)

22 The early bird blah blah blah runs around in the dark?

Posted by: fify at August 30, 2013 07:00 AM (+KtKI)

23 Sept 30, 2012:

The word "unilateral" makes his response unresponsive. There can be no question of "unilateral" US action against Assad because France, Turkey, and a number of other countries have already signaled their willingness to go much further than the US in fighting Assad. It is the US that is holding them back.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 30, 2013 07:01 AM (q2b5x)

24 Well noted Sefton. This wouldn't be the first "War for Oil" we've fought for Yerp's oil, not "our" oil. But, fungibility, yada yada.

You could solve that with a tax. Or a small fleet of U-boats.

Posted by: comatus at August 30, 2013 07:01 AM (JNUY4)

25 Obama EgoWar coalition: Show Time and maybe a country in Eastern Europe.

Posted by: forest at August 30, 2013 07:01 AM (stMuz)

26 Over at WZ, there is a story about Preznit Gutsy Call's conundrum...how can he throw a punch in the ME and not be mocked as an empty, shallow punk that is all hat and no cattle.

Deputy spokesman Josh Earnest says: "What we’re talking about here is something very discrete and limited. … We’re not talking about regime change here[.]"

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Way to go dumbass; I guess that this is just another manifestation of 'leading from behind'. Maybe one day you will learn to keep your pie hole shut and think about what you're gonna say before you say it, or at least think about the consequences that your words carry. Too bad a lot of good people now have a risk of life and limb to put weight into a lot of empty prattle. From an empty suit.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at August 30, 2013 07:02 AM (UeUjL)

27
Echoes of Dennis Rodman praisingNorth Korea'sKim Jong-Un regime...
@peeteysdee

Posted by: Peter S. Dee at August 30, 2013 07:05 AM (O/lVw)

28 Ummm....Magic? What is the black unemployment rate right now?

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at August 30, 2013 07:06 AM (52QEX)

29 I've been moving to eggs alone in the morning - no carbs! And also cutting out all sodas - including diet. And I've lost 11 pounds in a month.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 30, 2013 06:47 AM (UTq/I) ........................Get a dog. (yeah I'm back already...it's dark out and when I got out of the development onto the hiway I started thinking about mountain lions and got scared) I picked my dog up from the humane society a few weeks ago. I lost5 pounds the first week just by walking her2 miles in the morning and 3 at night.

Posted by: Molly k. at August 30, 2013 07:06 AM (sVKy/)

30 24 Well noted Sefton. This wouldn't be the first "War for Oil" we've fought for Yerp's oil, not "our" oil. But, fungibility, yada yada.

You could solve that with a tax. Or a small fleet of U-boats.
Posted by: comatus at August 30, 2013 07:01 AM (JNUY4)


SCOAMF is only getting involved because he shot his mouth off about "red lines."

He is a complete and utter naif with a world view that has no relationship to reality, facts and history.
His blundering will touch off a regional mideast war that has the potential to involve the Russkies AND the Chi-Coms.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 30, 2013 07:08 AM (WjLUf)

31
#26 - CrotchetyOldJarhead

Time already for O'bammy to put up or shut up.

Good to see the Brits diss him back.

Posted by: Ed Anger at August 30, 2013 07:09 AM (tOkJB)

32 Summon that Earvin Johnson, I would like to be seen discussing black business building.

Posted by: Barack Obama at August 30, 2013 07:09 AM (vx61Q)

33 I love hearing the intellectual assessment of "smart" from an athlete. And not just an athlete. An NBA player.

I will concede that, the bar being so low, he is technically right. In the country of the blind, the one-eyed czars are, um, kings.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at August 30, 2013 07:10 AM (eHIJJ)

34 "His blundering will touch off a regional mideast war that has the potential to involve the Russkies AND the Chi-Coms." Fred Thompson, waiting for a call...

That one statement from the WH ends all hope of the public ever again understanding the difference between "discrete" and "discreet."

Posted by: comatus at August 30, 2013 07:12 AM (JNUY4)

35 Morning morons--no Vic?

Posted by: Conservative Crank at August 30, 2013 07:12 AM (sQ0LB)

36 HIV positive ex-NBA player and...I better stop now.

Posted by: Icedog at August 30, 2013 07:12 AM (w4XAr)

37
Shoot everything we're got at Syria, Barkoolio. Broken window stimulus.
Oh. Not our windows. Nevermind.

Posted by: Emily Latila at August 30, 2013 07:12 AM (PpviT)

38 C'mon, Magic. Use the word "pivot". You know... to jobs? Did TOTUS leave early?

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at August 30, 2013 07:13 AM (eHIJJ)

39 WZ says that Obama skipped out on a call with Congress to brief them on Syria but did have time to meet with Trayvon's parents.

I guess ginning up a race war is more important than real wars.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 30, 2013 07:13 AM (OevbG)

40 Wanna lose weight?

Volunteer to care for some old disabled person. If you ever do get time to eat you'll be too tired to. The pounds just scamper away. Along with any remnants of your sanity.

Posted by: Ed Anger at August 30, 2013 07:13 AM (tOkJB)

41 >Deputy spokesman Josh Earnest says: "What we’re talking about here is
something very discrete and limited. … We’re not talking about regime
change here[.]"


ah, the self-imposed pressure to Do Something

I believe there is a room in the West Wing where people are working 24/7 to come up with a way to back down from this Syria business


Posted by: Jones in CO at August 30, 2013 07:14 AM (8sCoq)

42

11 Yeah, big day
for him. According to Keith Koffler, who tracks his schedule, Obomba only has a
2:15 meeting today with the presidents of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.

I really want to start paying him an hourly wage for ONLY the hours he puts in.
In a real job, he would not last long. Something he's never had either.

Posted by: Zombie Dachshund

In all fairness, I'm sure we'll find out that these countries all punch above
their weight, and they are the first things Obama thinks about whenObamawakes up
and the last things he thinks about before he goes to sleep.

Posted by: dirks strewn at August 30, 2013 07:14 AM (n+DCP)

43 Wow...wonder what pithy insights on job creation Magic Johnson brought to the table. Obama runs his government like that kid on the Twilight Zone who has to constantly amused and placated or Bad Things Will Happen.

Sigh. And speaking of episodes, better go turn on today's installment of that sizzling soap opera, "My Crappy Job."

Happy "I hope they let us out early" Friday, morons!

Posted by: Gem at August 30, 2013 07:14 AM (I5nr3)

44 He's like Chris Sarandon's character in the Princess Bride.

Posted by: Raymond Luxury Yacht at August 30, 2013 07:14 AM (Jsiw/)

45 WZ says that Obama skipped out on a call with Congress to brief them on Syria but did have time to meet with Trayvon's parents.

I guess ginning up a race war is more important than real wars.


Barky is ginning up both.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 30, 2013 07:14 AM (b1/nQ)

46 Gmac - Pondering the coming implosion: "Anyways, to pick up the slack for Allen..."

I think he's still recovering from blowing that seal. I don't think the seal is feeling well either.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at August 30, 2013 07:17 AM (eHIJJ)

47 Also, apparently the goal in Syria now is to do something "just muscular enough not to get mocked".

Unfortunately they said that right about the same time Barky claimed he cried all the way through "The Butler". Putin must be laughing himself sick.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 30, 2013 07:17 AM (OevbG)

48 Obama misses another opportunity to help "Recovery Summer" #5, by NOT shooting off ~ 300 cruise missiles and ordering replacements.

Next Non-Event: the southwest Pacific, the Spratly's, the Philipines and China.

Make something out of that food basket, Barack.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes more nonsense...... at August 30, 2013 07:17 AM (v6hyJ)

49 BREAKING:
CNN is reporting that Michelle has changed her "do" from banks to subtle highlights

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 30, 2013 07:18 AM (q2b5x)

50 As NBA players go, Earvin Johnson is a pretty smart guy.

As NBA players go.......

Just ask Michael Wilbon.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes more nonsense...... at August 30, 2013 07:18 AM (v6hyJ)

51 Most unfortunate UPI headline ever:

Astronomers discover ´tag-along´ Trojan asteroid following Uranus

http://tinyurl.com/p62lkhd

Posted by: Caliban at August 30, 2013 07:18 AM (DrC22)

52

Magic!
stupid meets stupid

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 30, 2013 07:20 AM (Fauor)

53 40 Wanna lose weight?

Volunteer to care for some old disabled person. If you ever do get time to eat you'll be too tired to. The pounds just scamper away. Along with any remnants of your sanity.

OMG - this is my life. Add in working a Stressful job from 8 to 6, and a teen with autism, and this is the Best Diet Evah!

Seriously, Ed, heart goes out to you. Sandwich Generation sucks.

Posted by: Gem at August 30, 2013 07:20 AM (qpnOK)

54 Trojan ' roids trailing Uranus?


Uranus is a ghey planet? Say it ain't so!!

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes more nonsense...... at August 30, 2013 07:20 AM (v6hyJ)

55
Peach cobbler is okay for breakfast, right? It's full of nutritious fruit. Thank you. What about some delicious chilleddairy on that? Ahhh.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at August 30, 2013 07:20 AM (PpviT)

56 BREAKING:

CNN is reporting that Michelle has changed her "do" from banks to subtle highlights

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 30, 2013 07:18 AM (q2b5x)
Let's play a game called things that make no sense:
Beautiful and fashionable Mooch
Smart and engaged Bobo
Diplomatic and charismatic Johnny Gigolo

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at August 30, 2013 07:21 AM (kXoT0)

57 Saw this morning that employment rates for black teens is at 19%. I'm sure the media will pick up the story soon....

Posted by: Icedog at August 30, 2013 07:21 AM (w4XAr)

58 Magic and Barack... two men who have had their heterosexuality questioned...

Use condoms, guys.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 30, 2013 07:22 AM (BeSEI)

59 Let's play a game called things that make no sense:


GOP.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 30, 2013 07:22 AM (b1/nQ)

60 Magic and Barack... two men who have had their heterosexuality questioned...

Use condoms, guys.


Or get those trailin' Trojan 'roids around Uranus.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 30, 2013 07:23 AM (b1/nQ)

61
Saw this morning that employment rates for black teens is at 19%. I'm sure the media will pick up the story soon.... Icedog

You sure that isn't 119% ?

Posted by: Mr. Dave at August 30, 2013 07:24 AM (PpviT)

62 I believe there is a room in the West Wing where
people are working 24/7 to come up with a way to back down from this
Syria business




Posted by: Jones in CO at August 30, 2013 07:14 AM (8sCoq)


OH nooos, I can solve this problem by the 13th hole.

Posted by: Barky O at August 30, 2013 07:24 AM (0XBx+)

63 Spinning, shucking and jiving will maker the Low-Info/True-Believer crowd swoon, but our enemies will get a very different message.

G-d help us.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 30, 2013 07:24 AM (WjLUf)

64 We'll see if common sense can overcome ego.
However, Jugears McDogburger has created a lose/lose here.
Either he orders a fully mockable show of petulance, or he backs off and emboldens all the bad actors in the world.
We are screwed.

Posted by: Roland THTG at August 30, 2013 07:25 AM (qyoyx)

65 Twitter seems to be frozen. The mockery must have hit critical mass and earned an intervention from NSA.

Good morning!

Posted by: Miss Marple at August 30, 2013 07:25 AM (GoIUi)

66 Sorry Mr. Icedog, I read that as "unemployment". IRA dumbass.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at August 30, 2013 07:26 AM (PpviT)

67 40 -

Yeah, you ain't exactly a peach to be around either, bub.

Posted by: Disabled Old Person at August 30, 2013 07:26 AM (BeSEI)

68 There is no way to pronounce Uranus without eliciting 5th grade tittering.

That's why my retirement home will be on the shores of Lake Titty-Ca-Ca!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 30, 2013 07:26 AM (WjLUf)

69 UE rates? Never heard of 'em.

And the "homless"? I don't even know how it's spelled.

But President Obama is doing great. I heard he got some new pant creases. I scooped Brooksie!

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at August 30, 2013 07:26 AM (eHIJJ)

70
Are any STD's zoonotic?

Just curious, not horny.

Posted by: Ed Anger at August 30, 2013 07:26 AM (tOkJB)

71 I wish Schillary had been elected, we'd be better off.

From my upcoming book, "Shit I Can't Believe I Would Ever Say".

Posted by: Icedog at August 30, 2013 07:27 AM (w4XAr)

72 I am telling you guys, the best way for this crisis to go away is for Obama to "get sick."

Either that or make up a domestic crisis.

I agree they are working 24/7 to find a way to get out of this, but it also has to be something that Obama (and Jarrett) will go along with.


Posted by: Miss Marple at August 30, 2013 07:27 AM (GoIUi)

73 Magic is too funny. Does he really not get that those "bright people" have been working on "job "creation" for five bloody years.

Posted by: Dandolo at August 30, 2013 07:28 AM (0XBx+)

74 What does Obama know about job creation?

Posted by: zsasz at August 30, 2013 07:29 AM (MMC8r)

75 Volunteer to care for some old disabled person. If
you ever do get time to eat you'll be too tired to. The pounds just
scamper away. Along with any remnants of your sanity.



OMG - this is my life. Add in working a Stressful job from 8 to 6, and a teen with autism, and this is the Best Diet Evah!



Seriously, Ed, heart goes out to you. Sandwich Generation sucks.



Posted by: Gem at August 30, 2013 07:20 AM (qpnOK)

My heart goes out to you Ed and Gem, I helped care for both my parents and while my Dad was dying, my husband was starting his long terminal illness. My Mom outlived my husband by a few years. I have no children, so I did not have that part of the sandwich with which to cope. When I finally began dating again, my new significant other was diagnosed with cancer of the larynx. He is all through that, but, it is isolating and exhausting.

Remember to that care for the caregiver is critical! More than one caregiver has wound up as bad off as the person(s) for whom they labored. It happened to my Aunt. She broke her health taking care of my Grandmother--mostly because she would allow no one to help her.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at August 30, 2013 07:29 AM (kXoT0)

76 ...Obama runs his government like that kid on the Twilight Zone who has to constantly amused and placated or Bad Things Will Happen





You better stop looking at me like that!

Posted by: Anthony Freemont at August 30, 2013 07:30 AM (f2ZXC)

77 Icedog: "I wish Schillary had been elected, we'd be better off."

I'm still holding out for Clint Eastwood's Chair.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at August 30, 2013 07:30 AM (eHIJJ)

78
Today's celebrity birthdays:

Mary Shelley (fire bad)
Melbourne, Australia (not named after a guy named Mel Bourne)
Houston, Texas (problem reportee)
Huey Long (share this, fuckstick)
Shirley Booth (real name: Marjory Ford)
Fred MacMurray (http://youtu.be/FOxAhYCnuV0 )
Ted Williams (USMC)
Daryl Gates (harbinger)
Warren Buffett (rich Obamabot)
Jack Swigert (Apollo 13)
John Phillips (dead Papa)
Bruce McLaren (vroom)
Elizabeth Ashley (raspy)
Tug McGraw (http://youtu.be/Z93DotdF1Eo )
Peggy Lipton (moddette)
Lewis Black (was funny once)
Timothy Bottoms (chased paper)
David Paymer (used hotel stationery)
Frank Conniff (TV's Frank!)
Michael Chiklis (bad cop)
Paul Oakenfold (http://youtu.be/SOy3VHSEAYs )
Mark Strong (Low Winter Sun)
Cameron Diaz (over?)

Posted by: Gran at August 30, 2013 07:31 AM (mw0FO)

79 Story behind the great hymns-"Holy, Holy, Holy" words by Reginald Heber a -tscholar (Herbert translated a Latin Classic into English at age 7)
and extraordinarily hard working Bishop in India who was also responsible for the words of more than 50 hymns.

The story:

http://bereanbibleheritage.org/extraordinary/heber_reginal.php

The music:

http://tinyurl.com/ogo4d6h

God bless you today brothers and sisters

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 30, 2013 07:31 AM (gTN+E)

80 Morning, ‘rons and ‘ronettes.

I just bought a new book, Gloria Swanson – The Ultimate Star, a new biography by Stephen Michael Shearer that is the first full-length biography of “the greatest star of them all” in nearly thirty years. So I thought I’d tell a little Swanson story:


It’s funny and not a little bit ironic that Swanson, who, in the 1920s, was the biggest film star in the world, is mainly remembered for one role: that of has-been actress Norma Desmond in the brilliantly dark 1950 masterpiece Sunset Boulevard. It was a role that Swanson loved and hated in equal amounts, and though it gave her the immortality she always felt her due, it also reduced her to a camp icon, forever having to endure the mockery of a succession of aging divas and swishy drag queens intoning “I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.”


But there was one Desmond incarnation that was done with love and respect: that of Carol Burnett’s Nora Desmond. Swanson, in her own words, hated mediocrity and avoided watching television as a rule. But when she heard of Burnett’s send-up, she tuned in and became a fan of the quirky comedienne; so much so that she wrote her:


“I sing – ask Sir Laurence Olivier or Alan Jay Lerner. I dance – ask Chuck Walters. I do pratfalls – ask Chaplin or Mack Sennett. I am in California – ask the FBI.” When Burnett’s husband telephoned to ask if she wanted to appear on The Carol Burnett Show, she smiled, “Don’t be foolish, darling. Of course I will. That’s why I wrote the letter.”


She taped the show on September 14, 1973, flirting with Lyle Waggoner, dancing to “The New-Fangled Tango” and performing her signature Chaplin impersonation with Burnett’s own Charwoman character. It would be the last time Swanson would ever do her Chaplin parody.


The show (and various clips) is available on YouTube. Here’s the beginning:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwUlftk8zYA

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 30, 2013 07:31 AM (zF6Iw)

81 I've been in east central FL for two weeks now and I have to say, I really love it here. The weather and beaches of Hawaii and California, but the prices and people of Texas.A perfect place.

o/t, but just wanted to pass it on.

Posted by: Icedog at August 30, 2013 07:31 AM (w4XAr)

82 But, hey, they were talking about job creation or something.


You know what? Before I read that snark, I was thinking that TFG could go far worse than to listen to Magic about jobs and the economy. Why? Because Magic is quite the successful businessman indeed and could explain how to create successful businesses in challenging markets.


Sadly, I doubt that was why TFG wanted to meet him.

Posted by: alexthechick - Team SMOD at August 30, 2013 07:32 AM (Gk3SS)

83 "24
Well noted Sefton. This wouldn't be the first "War for Oil" we've fought
for Yerp's oil, not "our" oil. But, fungibility, yada yada.

You could solve that with a tax. Or a small fleet of U-boats.


Posted by: comatus at August 30, 2013 07:01 AM (JNUY4)"

Solve is a pretty big word but we could pretty dramatically reduce gasoline consumption in the United States if the EPA would end their excessive regulation of natural gas conversion of existing vehicles. It costs about $1000 to convert an existing vehicle so that it can run on natural gas or, by flipping a switch, go back to running on gasoline. If you also pay a few thousand to install a compressor at your house which takes natural gas from the pipe, compresses it and refills your tank, you could drive for about the equivalent of $1.00 a gallon gasoline. Problem is that the EPA requires every kit and the mechanic who installs it to be EPA certified and the certification adds about $25,000 to the price which is why pretty much nobody does that conversion. If you get an uncertified conversion, you are subject to a fine of $5000 per day for tampering with the emission controls on your vehicle. If they merely required you to take the vehicle in for a smog test after the conversion and tested both modes of fuel, they could guarantee that the emissions remain low and a lot of folks would spend their own money to do the conversion. The result would be to create another market for natural gas and, since the main customers for this type of conversion are drivers of trucks that get terrible mileage, a significant decrease in gasoline consumption. As gasoline consumption drops so dies the price. Suddenly people have more disposable income to spend on other stuff and the economy starts looking better.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-hole at August 30, 2013 07:33 AM (31Nrp)

84 Icedog: "I wish Schillary had been elected, we'd be better off."

As much as I hate to admit it, I think that Hillary would have been a less worse POTUS. Bill would have been puppet master instead of ValJar and we would not have had this constant worsening of racial politics in America. She would've been just bad enough, that the nation's appetite for historic "Firsts" might've been quenched for a bit.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at August 30, 2013 07:33 AM (kXoT0)

85 From the comments this morning, I gather that I'm not the only one that has moved their parent in and is taking care of them. And here I was thinking I had done something unusual in today's world.

Posted by: Joethefatman™ (@joethefatman1) at August 30, 2013 07:33 AM (MnSla)

86 Experts! Top Men. And the Middle Class.

Posted by: dananjcon at August 30, 2013 07:34 AM (jvd3N)

87 Sorry about your very stressful situations, Ed and Gem. and you make a very good point, Sherry. If it is possible to get some respite care it's a good idea.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 30, 2013 07:35 AM (gTN+E)

88 Well, one thing is apparent...apparently Earvin never actually HAD a "magic" Johnson.


So E - those guys up there are really smart? That means this current state of affairs is intentional then?

Posted by: @JohnTant at August 30, 2013 07:36 AM (hNNJ5)

89 As NBA players go.......



Just ask Michael Wilbon.




*raises both hands*
don't forget me! I'm amphibious!

Posted by: Charles Shackleford at August 30, 2013 07:36 AM (Myqtp)

90 Mabey Charlie Gibson should have interrogated Obama like he did Palin. "What do you think of the Bush Doctrine".

Posted by: redenzo at August 30, 2013 07:36 AM (vx61Q)

91 Sherry, I hope you're right about "Firsts". We can't survive any more.

Posted by: Icedog at August 30, 2013 07:36 AM (w4XAr)

92 Obomba only has a

2:15 meeting today with the presidents of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.



Also countries whose representatives could tell him a ton about turning around what appear to be impossible economies.

Posted by: alexthechick - Team SMOD at August 30, 2013 07:37 AM (Gk3SS)

93 Good Morning Morons


Sorry no news. But I have this dedicated to OSP.


I got rained on at the dump yesterday despite the sun being out. But I endeavored to persevere. I started my trash burn and then I attacked the snake vine that was slowly taking over my yard. After about 4 yards of hacking my back exploded.



Yellow jackets (not from GA Tech) were having a field day in my shirt. Of course it had to be in the back where I could not reach them.


My response? Rolling around on the ground saying ow-ow. Then I grabbed the bottle of brown which cures all evils and retired to the porch.


Posted by: Vic at August 30, 2013 07:37 AM (zZbNF)

94 Problem is that the EPA requires every kit and the
mechanic who installs it to be EPA certified and the certification adds
about $25,000 to the price which is why pretty much nobody does that
conversion. If you get an uncertified conversion, you are subject to a
fine of $5000 per day for tampering with the emission controls on your
vehicle. Posted by: Obnoxious A-hole at August 30, 2013 07:33 AM (31Nrp)

Yep, there is a reason that people line up and fight over the fleet vehicles for Oklahoma Natural Gas when they auction them off. My sister's boss bought a pick-up and even though the interior of the cab was beat to pieces, she was happy. She took it to a shop that redoes automotive interiors and had the headliner replaced, a new dash put in, and the seats re-upholstered and she was still thousands ahead.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at August 30, 2013 07:37 AM (kXoT0)

95 #79 Thank you, FenelonSpoke. "Holy, Holy, Holy" is one of my favorite hymns, and fortunately one that was accepted into the Catholic hymnal. It is often sung on Trinity Sunday.

Posted by: Miss Marple at August 30, 2013 07:38 AM (GoIUi)

96 BREAKING: CNN is reporting that Michelle has changed her "do" from banks to subtle highlights
Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 30, 2013 07:18 AM (q2b5x)


I'm sure it sets off her anal bleaching quite nicely. . .

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 30, 2013 07:40 AM (zF6Iw)

97 Thanks for the very interesting story about Swanson, MPPPP. Got any story for next week on Deborah Kerr. She's one of my favorites. Was just watching "Heaven Knows. Mr Allison" last night. Robert Mitchum loooked so young and does a very nice job too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 30, 2013 07:40 AM (gTN+E)

98 Sherry, I hope you're right about "Firsts". We can't survive any more.

Posted by: Icedog at August 30, 2013 07:36 AM (w4XAr)

Oh, we are gonna get Hillary. The way this played out with the escalating racism, she is going to be an easy sell as a "First". Most people are going to buy the stuff about how us meanies on the Right forced Barky to fall because we are racists. Most of the public only knows her as a success because her total failure at all her jobs--yes, even FLOTUS, has been carefully managed. Our only hope is that the truth Benghazi finally sees the light of day.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at August 30, 2013 07:41 AM (kXoT0)

99 alexthechick - Team SMOD: "Sadly, I doubt that was why TFG wanted to meet him."

Photo-op for both people. Nothing more. Sure, Obama probably really wanted some insight for next season's brackets, but the nature of the meet was almost assuredly to try and maintain street cred for his peeps in a sh*tty economy.

And in a poor economy, there won't be a lot of Magic Johnson paraphernalia moving. Or philanthropy for HIV/AIDS research.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at August 30, 2013 07:42 AM (eHIJJ)

100 Obnoxious, putting cars on NG would not end the fungibility of world oil bids.
It would have an effect on the price, as it were, of tea in China, but to gain any economic advantage in possessing a rare resource, you have to end easy trade in it. In the current system, if the US builds pipelines until the cows come home, the price paid by Europeans or India or China goes down.

When Doenitz was having his happy time, we managed to build a pipeline from Texas to Ohio in one year. Because the East Coast cities could not be bothered to turn off their lights. Ergo, the U-boats.


Posted by: comatus at August 30, 2013 07:43 AM (JNUY4)

101 #98 I just don't think Hillary has the stamina to make another run. I don't think her health is that good and since she is my age and has done less physical work than I do every day, I can tell you there is NO WAY I could go through a grueling presidential campaign with hours in the air every day, 16 hours of meetings and events, eating crappy food, listening to the constant whining and complaints of staff and press, raising money and trying to placate donors, etc.

And you have to do all of that while pretending you enjoy it.

I just don't think she is up to it, regardless of what Bill wants.

Posted by: Miss Marple at August 30, 2013 07:45 AM (GoIUi)

102 Biden would be a historic first retard.

Posted by: Chelsea blaster at August 30, 2013 07:46 AM (NAU+F)

103 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 30, 2013 07:40 AM (gTN+E)

Thank you for your posts, FS. I look forward to them each morning.

I'll see if I can find something on Kerr for Monday. If not, I do have a couple of Bob Mitchum stories.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 30, 2013 07:46 AM (zF6Iw)

104 I'm glad you liked it, Miss Marple. It's one of my favorites too. I'm sure there are some lovely Catholic Hymns. The ones I tend to be familiar with are the folk ones. It's odd; I think there are many hymns in Protestant hymnals that Catholics would be quite comfortable singing (theologically speaking). I would be interested to know which ones are crossover hymns.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 30, 2013 07:46 AM (gTN+E)

105 And in a poor economy, there won't be a lot of Magic Johnson paraphernalia moving. Or philanthropy for HIV/AIDS research.


Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at August 30, 2013 07:42 AM (eHIJJ)



So, in other words, you really don't have any idea about Magic Johnson's post-basketball turn into quite the successful businessman. Look, I don't care about him one way or the other but there's no point in ignoring that he worked hard to become a successful real estate developer, among other things. Mock all you like, but the vast majority of his money was earned post-basketball. I don't blame him at all for wanting to get and play up an in with Obama, given how tied up business is with government now. It's a smart play. I do think it's pathetic that there is a near certainty that Obama and his handlers did not take the opportunity to ask someone who knows exactly what the impact of their policies are going to be.


Then again, Magic is rich enough that the impact will probably be awesome for him, what with being able to hoover up as much of that sweet sweet gubmint money as he can.

Posted by: alexthechick - Team SMOD at August 30, 2013 07:49 AM (Gk3SS)

106 Damn, Vic! After that, you deserve the day off!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 30, 2013 07:49 AM (UTq/I)

107 Vic, that's the way yellow jackets tell you to Get Off Our Lawn!
But seriously, hope you feel better.

Posted by: Case at August 30, 2013 07:51 AM (jhRZ+)

108 Oh I agree Marple, but that didn't keep FDR out. And then, after all the panics over Ike's heart, the people chose JFK, as sick a man as has ever held the office.

Warner Brothers cartoon shop made a profitable sideline out of writing snippets of company-owned songs into Looney Tunes. An elusive one is "The Marines Song," from a 1937 Dick Powell musical -- but Bugs and Daffy sing a bridge that is not there in the original. It turned out to be eerily prophetic, and particularly apropos right now:

We marched onto a troopship
And sailed out in the dark
The captain turned the ship around
And we learned to disembark!

Posted by: comatus at August 30, 2013 07:51 AM (JNUY4)

109 Sorry to hear that, Vic. Those things are Hellspawn.

Posted by: Gran at August 30, 2013 07:51 AM (mw0FO)

110 He's like Chris Sarandon's character in the Princess Bride.

--

I'm thinking more like his character in Dog Day Afternoon.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 30, 2013 07:52 AM (XB5Ak)

111 The small group of Republican senators who had been meeting with the White House on budget matters called it quits on Thursday. They were known as the “Dinner Caucus.” In the end, they got less accomplished than the “Breakfast Club.”
Their fate, though, was predictable. The goal they were pursuing – a big, blockbuster, bipartisan, budget deal – had been the goal of many in the past three years, all with similar results. No agreement on taxes. No agreement on spending cuts. Same song, different band.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 30, 2013 07:53 AM (q2b5x)

112 #104 The ones I know are in our hymnal are sometimes surprising. For example, Luther's "A Mighty Fortress is Our God" is in there, although it hasn't been sung since I have been attending our parish.

Off the top of my head, some others in there are "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee", "Morning Has Broken," "For All the Saints," and "Amazing Grace."

I am not fond of the folk hymns, being as I was a high church type of Protestant before I converted. However, we seem to sing a lot of them because our Monsignor was ordained in the 70's (the era of complete tacky taste in all realms).

I often tell my sister, herself a convert as well, that we didn't join the Church for the music. It is my particular cross to bear most weeks.

I did manage to convince our organist, a nice guy who was an organ major in college, to use the organ more and play a solo once in a while. He is quite gifted and is able to make our electric organ sound like a huge pipe organ. He said he hadn't wanted to "show off." I was quite pleased last Sunday when instead of the closing recessional hymn he played an organ toccata. I think he was surprised so many people stayed to listen and applauded.

Posted by: Miss Marple at August 30, 2013 07:54 AM (GoIUi)

113 The NYTimes keeps the war drums going ...

PARIS — President François Hollande of France on Friday offered strong support for international military action against the Syrian government, supporting the Obama administration just a day after the British Parliament rejected Minister Prime David Cameron’s call for intervention.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 30, 2013 07:55 AM (q2b5x)

114 **hands Vic a coffee**

Care for a little Bailey's in that?

See, Vic, this is why I say yard work is the invention of the devil. Aren't there any yutes around Vicland who want to earn a few shekels doing some honest work?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 30, 2013 07:55 AM (zF6Iw)

115 My response? Rolling around on the ground saying ow-ow. Then I grabbed the bottle of brown which cures all evils and retired to the porch.


Posted by: Vic at August 30, 2013 07:37 AM (zZbNF)

Oh Crap, I'm sorry, Three big man card punches to you.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 30, 2013 07:56 AM (XIxXP)

116 #114 I pay for all yard work, except for planting a few pots in the spring and dead-heading roses. I find that I can no longer take the heat.

I am happy to pay others to mow, mulch, and do heavy pruning. It's well worth it!

Posted by: Miss Marple at August 30, 2013 07:57 AM (GoIUi)

117 See, Vic, this is why I say yard work is the invention of the devil. Aren't there any yutes around Vicland who want to earn a few shekels doing some honest work?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 30, 2013 07:55 AM (zF6Iw)

Do you know how hard it is to find a kid to do yard work? If you do they want Pipefitter wages and do a half ass job.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 30, 2013 07:58 AM (XIxXP)

118 MPPP, thanks for the Gloria Swanson story. Sunset is one of my favorite movies, and I remember well Carol Burnett's Norma Desmond character. It ranked right up there with her Scarlett O'Hara.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 30, 2013 07:59 AM (XB5Ak)

119 105 -

You have to admit though, there is something amazing about a rich black man, using his already acquired wealth, to create more wealth, and he's NOT considered a role model for that, but for those days when he was bouncing a ball (both on a court and in bedrooms).

The extent to which Magic is worshiped allows him to NOT be condemned by the left in the same manner they condemn people like, say, Mitt Romney, for essentially doing the same things.

Magic? That empire you've created post-basketball? You didn't build that. You had help. But still, come to the White House, we'll give you some more help. Because you're such a wonderful role model and stuff.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 30, 2013 07:59 AM (BeSEI)

120 101 Miss Marple, Hillary is only two years older than Ann Romney, who fully participated in Mitt's campaign even with MS. Admittedly, Hillary is not as disciplined as Ann with regards to diet and exercise and Hillary's issues with alcohol were never a factor for Ann. But, they have Hillary off somewhere re-inventing her with plastic surgery, a team of personal trainers, and so forth. The money and the support will pour in for her, especially from all the Liberals and moderate squishes who think that she got a raw deal from the Obamas.


We have no one to run against her--if she gets the nomination, she wins.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at August 30, 2013 07:59 AM (kXoT0)

121 FenelonSpoke, I like your hymn writer profiles. Tell people about Fanny Crosby, who seemingly wrote every other song in the Broadman Hymnal that we used in my church when I was growing up.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at August 30, 2013 08:00 AM (PpviT)

122 "vj44"?

So the rumors are true.

Posted by: rickl at August 30, 2013 08:01 AM (sdi6R)

123 How I was professionally involved would make a long story, but I encountered a man who insisted on making up his own street name and address number. He had political connections enough to get his building permit, but neglected the one he needed -- with the fire department.

He was out on a riding mower and tied into a mound of ground hornets. In a panic, he tried to shift up and speed away, and turned it over. In the few extra minutes it took the rescue squad to find his house, they stung him to death.

So, you know, look on the sunny side.

Posted by: comatus at August 30, 2013 08:02 AM (JNUY4)

124 Must take youngen to school, Later rons.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 30, 2013 08:02 AM (XIxXP)

125 Sorry to hear that, Vic. You have my sympathies. When I was a kid, I was attacked by multiple wasps. I've been terrified of them ever since.

And speaking of getting stung, I routinely went barefoot in the summer and stepped on more bees than I can count. I spent many a summer day with a foot soaking in a bucket of warm water and baking soda.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 30, 2013 08:02 AM (XB5Ak)

126 If Obama goes to congress before bombing Syria, I'll eat my hat.

what a SCOAMT

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 56% more DOOM! at August 30, 2013 08:03 AM (09o/X)

127 Vic, you have my sympathies. I am allergic to wasp stings, so I keep a careful distance from them.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at August 30, 2013 08:04 AM (kXoT0)

128 I virtually moved in with my folks when my dad came home from an 8 week hospital stay. He died about 3 months later. I couldn't eat or sleep properly and wound up losing about 15 pounds.

It wiped me out and that was basically a 5 month ordeal. Can't even begin to imagine the toll on someone caring for a loved on for perhaps years.

G-d bless you all who do it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 30, 2013 08:04 AM (WjLUf)

129 TFG just loves having celebrities kiss the ring. Always requiring approval from the cool kids.

Posted by: Clownf*cker at August 30, 2013 08:05 AM (+hPIb)

130 Kids do yardwork? No no no, not these days. However, Vic could hire a mexican to do it.You know, like rich people do.

Posted by: Case at August 30, 2013 08:05 AM (jhRZ+)

131 123 -

That is a beautiful story. Almost Gospel-quality parable, although I'm not entirely sure what the moral of the story would be. All I know is, I'm going to work, feeling a little better about life, and its cruel and funny ways.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 30, 2013 08:06 AM (BeSEI)

132
>>I just don't think she is up to it, regardless of what Bill wants.
.
.As I have said before, she is not going to run. That was not a little fall she had that made her miss those Benghazi hearings,that was a stroke. That is why she rarely makes any long public appearances these days.

Posted by: Registered Voter at August 30, 2013 08:06 AM (AHX9J)

133 Posted by: comatus at August 30, 2013 08:02 AM (JNUY4)


My son just had a ground hornet experience, and said they remembered him for several days and would start to circle him whenever he cane near the hive. From my own past I remember their stings as being what I think a red hot dagger in the side would feel like. I left my lawnmower running and I ran as fast and far as I could.

Posted by: Chelsea Hrothgar at August 30, 2013 08:08 AM (XdnQT)

134 Posted by: Lady in Black at August 30, 2013 07:59 AM (XB5Ak)

You're welcome. I fell in love with Swanson and old Hollywood the first time I watched Sunset; I think that was the seed that flowered into my current avocated. Stroheim didn't like the role of Max; years later he called it "that goddamn butler part," but no one could have been better. And can you imagine that Wilder wanted Montgomery Clift to play Joe Gillis?

If you can, rent Queen Kelly the notorious Swanson / Stroheim film they made while she was sleeping with Joe Kennedy. It's flat in a lot of places (and it's unfinished as well; Swanson and Kenney pulled the plug in the middle of filming), but the scene where Seena Owen as the insane Queen Regina takes a bullwhip to Swanson and whips her out of the castle while she herself is naked except for a dressing gown, is incredibly evocative.

And here it is, actually (the real whipping begins around the 2.30 mark):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqC2KqCM7ps

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 30, 2013 08:08 AM (zF6Iw)

135 Posted by: comatus at August 30, 2013 07:43 AM (JNUY4)


Reducing US demand for gasoline by a serious amount would have a noticable effect on world oil prices which would make both the Arabs and the Russians sad.


To isolate the US somewhat from the fluctuations of world oil prices, I would recommend a NAFTA oil tax rather than U-Boats. Since the US imports most of its oil from Canada and Mexico, a treaty among the NAFTA countries to put a $1.00 a barrel tax on oil that is imported from outside of NAFTA would not affect most US oil imports all that much but it would make oil produced within NAFTA $1.00 a barrel less vulnerable to low end price fluctuations. To generate political support for this tax, allocate it to compensating for the cost of NAFTA citizens in each others countries. I don't know how much oil Canada imports, but they could use tax revenues to reimburse for the medical costs of Americans in Canada. Mexico could use it to pay for the cost of US medical students in Guadalahara. In the US there are plenty of hospitals, schools and prisons that would love to be reimbursed for the cost of Mexican nationals. In fact, there would probably be a political constituency to raise the NAFTA oil tax to $5.00 a barrel.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-hole at August 30, 2013 08:09 AM (31Nrp)

136 80 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 30, 2013 07:31 AM (zF6Iw)

Thanks for that one, MP-4. Nice little reminder of not only the talent of Carol Burnett but indirectly of Billy Wilder. His ability to direct across very different genres - film noir, westerns, screwball comedy - makes him, from my perspective, a nominee for best director of all time.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 30, 2013 08:09 AM (WjLUf)

137
I think we may see
Obama Pivot to Jobs.
Recovery Summer.

Posted by: Haiku Guy at August 30, 2013 08:09 AM (bIy5N)

138 Posted by: Registered Voter at August 30, 2013 08:06 AM (AHX9J)

A Shillary debate might be interesting to watch to see how the moderators answer all her questions for her (sotto voce: "Here are the edited 'transcripts' of that event Mrs Clinton, just in case you need to refresh your memory!")

Posted by: Chelsea Hrothgar at August 30, 2013 08:12 AM (XdnQT)

139 @136

I stand slightly corrected - Wilder never directed a western. Still, his mastery behind the camera across several genres is indisputable.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 30, 2013 08:12 AM (WjLUf)

140 See, Vic, this is why I say yard work is the
invention of the devil. Aren't there any yutes around Vicland who want
to earn a few shekels doing some honest work?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 30, 2013 07:55 AM (zF6Iw)


Surely you jest. This isn't the 20s or even the 50s and early 60s when I would have died for some yard work dough.


But anywho, time to get back.

Posted by: Vic at August 30, 2013 08:12 AM (zZbNF)

141
MPPPP, I am looking forward to the Mitchum stories already. Don't forget the great Anthony Quinn. If there is a good O'Toole and Quinn story from LoA that would be appreciated. Thanks!

Posted by: Mr. Dave at August 30, 2013 08:13 AM (PpviT)

142 AtC, despite the witlessness of doing that dumbass talk show, which had Chevy Chase level clusterfuck written all over it as soon as the posters went up and were instantly defaced in the NYC subways, Magic was working on his post basketball bidness career very early. Unlike the JEF he's very astute at such things and sought out Jerry Buss's mentoring shortly after he bought the Lakers.

Posted by: Captain Hate on an iPhone at August 30, 2013 08:14 AM (wa32K)

143 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 30, 2013 08:09 AM (WjLUf)

J.J., I agree. Wilder was a great director, though his cynicism does grate on me sometimes. Did you ever see his The Emperor Waltz? It stars Bing Crosby as a phonograph salesman in pre-war Austria who is trying to get Franz Josef to buy one and lend his imperial prestige to the thing. He ends up falling in love with a grand duchess (Joan Fontaine), and eventually all ends up happily ever after. Wilder was always embarrassed by the film and never liked to talk about it, probably because it was such a sugary confection (he said he originally meant it as a love letter to Vienna, but it went awry somehow).

I like the movie, even though TCM almost never shows it. It never fails to make me cry, but I'm a softie for that sort of happy-ever-after stuff.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 30, 2013 08:15 AM (zF6Iw)

144
How many people
Are going to die to make
The Preezy look tough.

Posted by: Haiku Guy at August 30, 2013 08:15 AM (bIy5N)

145 I sincerely hope that those of you who believe that Hillary will not run are right, I truly do. She had the fall because she was drunk and with the Clinton luck, it kept her from testifying. She would be horrible at the job--less horrible than Barky--but horrible just the same.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at August 30, 2013 08:15 AM (kXoT0)

146 Posted by: Vic at August 30, 2013 08:12 AM (zZbNF)

My ground hornet solution is to locate the nest, hose it down with wasp killer long distance spray after dark, then pour gasoline into the mound and torch them. One such application seems to work wonders. Wish we had tried this paradigm in the ME!

Posted by: Chelsea Hrothgar at August 30, 2013 08:16 AM (XdnQT)

147 I don't know any Debra Kerr stories, but I do know she was stunningly MILFtastic as the widow McTarry in the 60's Casino Royale.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at August 30, 2013 08:17 AM (E3gqr)

148 Constantin Altunin, the Russian artist whose painting of Vladmir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev in women's underwear was seized by police, said Thursday he's seeking asylum in France.
/photo in comments__@ Breitbart. ___

Quicky 15 minutes of fame, painting something provocative about Putin in Russia. Aside from being ugly crap you find thrown away in an alley or hung by the fridge to repress your appetite, the picture isn't a close resemblance to anyone. Just another "special" prop, "Lookey lookey, gay stuff, I'm important now, SEE!"

If Constantin had any real guts, he'd have painted the "groomin'" theme featuring Zero with his many groomers, from the old black Commie runaway from Chicago to Honolulu, Alinsky, Bill Ayers. All those dysfunctional authoritarians who can't get it up without being malicious and sadistic, "Because I Could," gang rape the world, one person/nation/region at a time.

Posted by: panzernashorn at August 30, 2013 08:17 AM (MhA4j)

149 And here it is, actually (the real whipping begins around the 2.30 mark):

--

Wow, what a magnificent clip. She was a tiny powerhouse of an actress.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 30, 2013 08:18 AM (XB5Ak)

150 alexthechick - Team SMOD: "So, in other words, you really don't have any idea about Magic Johnson's
post-basketball turn into quite the successful businessman."


I
read his site that listed his interests. Some real, some overblown,
some resume inflation. He was a historic basketball player and made historic money
(deservedly). And that is the source of his success. So much more of his
gains are due exclusively because of the name "Magic Johnson and the
Lakers". Brand. Brand. Brand. Not business acumen except for an ability
to a) not be stupid enough to blow it on foolish things (like so many
peers) and b) sell a brand.

Kudos for using everything you have
to get ahead but let's not presume to think he's a business Einstein.
Were he to sell shoes and shirts called "Joe Bob's Keds" because his name was JB, no one would
be interested and he'd be broke. Because he is an NBA legend, his shoes
and shirts and Vibe and Soul Train are moved product.

You know
who else is a smart, successful business person? Paris Hilton. The
widely-diversified genius that is Paris Hilton. Is it unfair to equate
the two? Sure. A bit. Because Magic started from the ground up and made
his own bones. But the success is attributable to his skills as an NBA
player where the physical trumped the mental. I will grant that he is smart enough to hire the right financial advisors and communications team to keep the brand alive. While they surely lack his jump shot and passing game, I'll bet their little green eyeshades fit better. Obama should've interviewed them, but then that wouldn't have been a nice photo-op.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at August 30, 2013 08:18 AM (eHIJJ)

151 Aw jeeze, MP3/4, that's evocative all right, but it's not a bullwhip. A mere buggywhip, the subject of all those TED talks. And, unlike a Mel Gibson production ('but first..."), it didn't even raise any welts on her! Should have flayed through the gown, at least. Maybe von Stroheim deserved his place at the helm of that Isotta-Fraschini. That's as wuss as the happy ending in "Wind."

Swanson got a back-handed tribute in an early swing tune, "Big Boy":

Since he kissed the old Widow Johnson
She thinks she is Gloria Swanson

Posted by: comatus at August 30, 2013 08:19 AM (JNUY4)

152 We had ground wasps last year right outside the back door. With my allergies, I was scared to death. The damn things were huge--at least the size of my pinky finger and the stingers looked a half inch long. We soaked the ground with some brown foamy wasp spray over and over again.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at August 30, 2013 08:19 AM (kXoT0)

153 I'm curious about all this Hillary is a drunk talk. Is this just speculation or have there actually been articles or news out there about her drinking? I would find it fascinating reading if so.

Posted by: Molly k. at August 30, 2013 08:19 AM (sVKy/)

154 Debra Kerr quote I read when she was at her prime, she said that at the top of her career field, "It's wide open up here."

Posted by: panzernashorn at August 30, 2013 08:20 AM (MhA4j)

155 Zero ain't gonna do it. Assad knew he wouldn't, his buddy Vlad told him so.

Preznit Hollow-Threat.

But he sure knows how to punish his enemies here!

Posted by: The littl shyning man at August 30, 2013 08:22 AM (PH+2B)

156 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at August 30, 2013 08:24 AM (/PCJa)

157 Anyone else notice President Obama is doing all the things he falsely accused Bush of doing?

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 30, 2013 08:25 AM (q2b5x)

158 Burn it down.
Scatter the stones.
Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at August 30, 2013 08:25 AM (/PCJa)

159
I'm curious about all this Hillary is a drunk talk.

Posted by: Molly k. at August 30, 2013 08:19 AM (sVKy/)
I believe it was in South America where she was photographed drunk dancing wildly while clutching a beer bottle. It was a minor scandal--former FLOUTS and current SoS behaving thusly. There have been persistent "rumors" since her WH days that you do not want to be between her and the bar, particularly when things were bad with Bill.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at August 30, 2013 08:25 AM (kXoT0)

160 Anyone else notice President Obama is doing all the things he falsely accused Bush of doing?

Ah-yup.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at August 30, 2013 08:25 AM (/PCJa)

161 Obnoxious, there may well be much in what you have to say. But my U-boat policy would also solve the tennis-shoe gap! One good hit and the Spratly's would be awash in 'em. You could walk there from Manila.

Posted by: comatus at August 30, 2013 08:26 AM (JNUY4)

162 Hillary and the beer in Colombia http://tinyurl.com/csambat

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at August 30, 2013 08:27 AM (kXoT0)

163 Meeting with Magic Johnson--proof that our Precedent Civil Rights We Much is "Marching" just like he promised in his MLK speech. Remember, that this is the same guy who promised that he was "putting onhis walking shoes", but then never got off the couch. Barack Obama is Cousin Pookie!

Posted by: runningrn at August 30, 2013 08:28 AM (PLOz8)

164 So sorry, that should've been FLOTUS not FLOUTS, although FLOUTS does fit Hillary better.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at August 30, 2013 08:28 AM (kXoT0)

165 #153

Tammy Bruce has stated constantly that being treated like a doormat by Slick in an extremely loveless marriage has Rodham in a state of depression and probably alcoholism. During her four year international happy hour she let her looks go completely to Hell when she could easily afford people who could keep her looking as presentable as she was as First Lady. Even Tina Brown would talk about how fat and bedraggled looking she was.

Posted by: Captain Hate on an iPhone at August 30, 2013 08:28 AM (wa32K)

166 Also, for the record- I really hate the '-cet' family of narcotics, and I curse the migraine that forced me to take some last night.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at August 30, 2013 08:28 AM (/PCJa)

167
.As I have said before, she is not going to run.


IT'S BIDEN'S YEAR!

Posted by: zsasz at August 30, 2013 08:29 AM (MMC8r)

168 Sherry, those were cicada killer wasps- TERRIFYING, but they don't sting people. They are also so stupid that they fly into houses hoping to mate. Yep, they think a house may be another wasp's sex organ. I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere. Anyway, they are beneficial (but enormous!), and non-aggressive. But damn scary.

Posted by: Late to the party, as usual at August 30, 2013 08:30 AM (C9kbB)

169 Posted by: zsasz at August 30, 2013 08:29 AM (MMC8r)

Just what we need to finalize the divorce: President Plugs.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at August 30, 2013 08:30 AM (/PCJa)

170 We're going to have to set the dredge deeper. That beer shot of HRC is about as telling as Michelle Malkin's college bikini. Hell, TFG has drunk more beer than that in the Rose Garden, and he's a M...

a Mooz...

not a regular beer-drinker.

Posted by: comatus at August 30, 2013 08:31 AM (JNUY4)

171 Solitary wasps put paralyzed insects or spiders inside the nest as food for their offspring. They are active in July and August.

The cicada killer, like other solitary wasps, has the capability to sting, but won't unless handled or threatened. Only female wasps have the ability to sting. Stings inflicted by solitary wasps are usually not severe but reaction varies with each individual.

http://tinyurl.com/y9hej4
Iowa State University Entomology

Posted by: panzernashorn at August 30, 2013 08:32 AM (MhA4j)

172 Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at August 30, 2013 08:28 AM (/PCJa)


Duuude, you want the ones that start with "oxy"!

Posted by: Chelsea Hrothgar at August 30, 2013 08:32 AM (XdnQT)

173 Ground wasps are the devil and are nearly impossible to get rid of absent burning them out which has its own ever so minor risks. Evil little beasties.

Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at August 30, 2013 08:32 AM (VtjlW)

174 Also, for the record- I really hate the '-cet' family of narcotics, and I
curse the migraine that forced me to take some last night.

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I dunno, Allen. I sure used to love my Fioricet for headaches. But nowadays, I can't get a doctor to prescribe more than about 15. So it's aspirins away for me.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 30, 2013 08:32 AM (XB5Ak)

175 "Really Smart People"?

That must be talking about the TSA screeners he met on the way in. Cause it's downhill from that point to the Oval Office.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at August 30, 2013 08:33 AM (Pik8k)

176 Duuude, you want the ones that start with "oxy"!

I don't like those much better.

Frankly, I hate being on narcotics at all. But at least the "Oxy-" and "-don/dine" drugs actually knock me out. As it is, there's a non-zero chance that I'll end up on YouTube singing love-songs to a stuffed duck.

I don't *remember* doing that, but I don't remember a whole lot of last night.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at August 30, 2013 08:34 AM (/PCJa)

177 Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at August 30, 2013 08:32 AM (VtjlW)

Better a burned out wasteland of a yard than an overgrown weed patch with ground hornet nests!

Posted by: Chelsea Hrothgar at August 30, 2013 08:34 AM (XdnQT)

178 Allen, I hope you're feeling better now. How did the phone interview go? Did you grin like the Joker through the whole thing as we advised?

Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at August 30, 2013 08:34 AM (VtjlW)

179 Hey morons. Here is a blog I wrote. Basically the IRS is being a passive-aggressive bitch in misleading what refunds gay couples may be entitled to.

Seriously, this is funny shit. And I also publish the recipe to the worst cocktail ever, the "16th Amendment" It would be something Maet would link in an overnight link.

http://bit.ly/171sWr5

Posted by: Typical white person with regular prejudices at August 30, 2013 08:34 AM (hemD9)

180 the scoamf is just holding back because his job creation plan is ssssssoooooooooooo goooooooood!

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl at August 30, 2013 08:34 AM (8JJ6O)

181 Dad used to bring home a jug of chloroform from the lab, pour it down the hole at night, no more wasps. I imagine that is frowned upon these days.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 30, 2013 08:34 AM (ZshNr)

182 Immediate wasp-sting relief is based on ammonia. I found out by accident that ammonia-based spray window cleaner is cheap and effective. When I expect to encounter stingers, I keep a bottle handy. Of course, it's the unexpected encounter that will get you.


Posted by: comatus at August 30, 2013 08:35 AM (JNUY4)

183 Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at August 30, 2013 08:34 AM (/PCJa)

Ask NSA for the videos!

Posted by: Chelsea Hrothgar at August 30, 2013 08:35 AM (XdnQT)

184 Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at August 30, 2013 08:32 AM (VtjlW)

I saw your critique on my rant last night.

I'm sorry, my dad instilled too much chivalry in me to use female-specific curse words. Even trying to say things like that makes my ears ring in remembrance.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at August 30, 2013 08:35 AM (/PCJa)

185 I walked out on my balcony, farted twice, and all I got was this 'Obama 2008' t-shirt in M. Made in... Oooh! Sri Lanka!

Posted by: Admiral War General Biden at August 30, 2013 08:35 AM (rZ/JN)

186 I dunno, Allen. I sure used to love my Fioricet for
headaches. But nowadays, I can't get a doctor to prescribe more than
about 15. So it's aspirins away for me.


Posted by: Lady in Black at August 30, 2013 08:32 AM (XB5Ak)
Allen and LiB, I asked my migraine specialist for prescription strength ibuprofen--800 mg. I am allergic to pain meds and get killer migraines. When combined with my muscle relaxers, the slow release ibuprofen lets me stay asleep long enough to have a better shot at getting over the migraine.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at August 30, 2013 08:35 AM (kXoT0)

187 She has more blood on her, then Carrie at the end of the film, the classic version, not the upcoming Julianne Moore take on Piper Laurie's, a grifter, at worst, at best, like Blanche Dubois, getting by on the generosity of strangers

Posted by: francis underwood at August 30, 2013 08:36 AM (2kpL8)

188 "Morning all.
84 here. 46%. Headed to 103. Yuck."

About the same here. The last week of August is usually a gut-punch.

Magic Johnson is a liar. There are no "smart" people especially on the topic of job creation in the White House. I assume he's being polite, but, honestly, he was probably the smartest person in the room when that meeting took place. Obama's drool bib had more sentient insight into the economy than anyone else in the Admin. It's a fuckin' shame......

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 30, 2013 08:36 AM (75MSS)

189 http://tinyurl.com/y9hej4

Wasps are generally beneficial and a nest in an out of the way location where it is not likely to be disturbed should be left alone. If, however, a nest is located where problems could arise, such as under a deck or near an often used door, removal is justified. Ground nests of cicada killers and other digger wasps can be destroyed by placing an outdoor use insecticide dust containing carbaryl in and around the nest entrance during the night. The dust particles will adhere to the wasps as they come and go from the nest. Cover the nest opening with a shovelful of soil after all activity has stopped.

Posted by: panzernashorn at August 30, 2013 08:36 AM (MhA4j)

190 Thing about ground wasps is you don't usually know about them till its too late. I just pour gas down the hole and cover the hole up. That takes care of 'em.

Posted by: Case at August 30, 2013 08:37 AM (9mWut)

191 Thanks for the Gloria Swanson story, MPPP. Her performance was fascinating and that movie is one of my favorites. My 8 year old and I were justwatching Born Yesterday so I could introduce her to the wonder that is William Holden. She now realizes Justin Bieber and the One Direction kids have nothing on him. Shewants to watch Sunset Boulevard next.We watched DoubleIndemnity a couple of weeks ago. That onetook a bit of explaining.
Anyway, I always enjoy your stories and just bought your book a few days ago. Looking forward to reading it.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at August 30, 2013 08:37 AM (qtKqj)

192 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 30, 2013 08:15 AM (zF6Iw)


People meet country.
People fall in love with country.
Country gets stolen by evil bastards.
Country cries for help!
People win country back.

Happily ever after (I dream...)

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 30, 2013 08:38 AM (WjLUf)

193 How did the phone interview go? Did you grin like the Joker through the whole thing as we advised?

It went well, thank you. It was less of an "interview" than I thought: I was talking to a recruiter (a real one, not one of those 'throw-it-against-the-wall-and-hope-it-sticks' staffing agencies). That said, he's presenting me to two different clients, and I should probably hear something next week (outside chance I'd hear back today).

He thinks I'm being underpaid by ~20%.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at August 30, 2013 08:38 AM (/PCJa)

194
I guess Magic's Johnson wasn't so magical after all...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 30, 2013 08:38 AM (WjLUf)

195 Allen and LiB, I asked my migraine specialist for prescription strength ibuprofen--800 mg. I am allergic to pain meds and get killer migraines. When combined with my muscle relaxers, the slow release ibuprofen lets me stay asleep long enough to have a better shot at getting over the migraine.

I have a progression of meds I use. By the time I'm using narcotics, it's because nothing else has worked. At that point, I'm not so much trying to get rid of the pain as make myself not care.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at August 30, 2013 08:39 AM (/PCJa)

196 I don't know any Debra Kerr stories, but I do know she was stunningly MILFtastic as the widow McTarry in the 60's Casino Royale.
Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at August 30, 2013 08:17 AM (E3gqr)

You get to see her perfect boobie in The Gypsy Moths.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 30, 2013 08:39 AM (XIxXP)

197 Posted by: comatus at August 30, 2013 08:19 AM (JNUY4)

Thanks for the clarification. I have always read it described as a bullwhip. And frankly, I have no doubt Von would have shown welts and a slashed gown (trust me, Von's a fascinating character), but Swanson would never have let him do it.

Speaking of that Isotta-Fraschini in Sunset - Von didn't know how to drive. The car had to be towed through the Paramount gates into the lot, but Von was so intent on getting the scene right (and so intimidated by the big machine) that twice he drove the car into the gate!

The Sunset car has been fully restored. I can't find a current picture of it, but here's a pic of a 1928 I-F that is almost identical:

http://tinyurl.com/nmw44vk

I almost thought of giving Theda Bara an I-F in my new book, but decided that would be too cliche. Instead, she's the owner of an Hispano-Suiza. Like this:

http://tinyurl.com/oh28j2x

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 30, 2013 08:39 AM (zF6Iw)

198 Solitary wasps put paralyzed insects or spiders inside the nest as food for their offspring. They are active in July and August.
Posted by: panzernashorn at August 30, 2013 08:32 AM (MhA4j)

We never saw them taking other insects into the nest. They were far from solitary, it looked like a tiny airport with a wasp arriving every 90 seconds. I do not care to have them outside my door, whether or not they are a "non-stinging variety" or not. I AM ALLERGIC TO WASP STINGS.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at August 30, 2013 08:40 AM (kXoT0)

199
Well, that treadmill won't run itself. Later kids! Vic, feel better.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 30, 2013 08:40 AM (WjLUf)

200 Allen and LiB, I asked my migraine specialist for prescription strength ibuprofen--800 mg.

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I'll definitely make a note and ask about that. OTC ibuprofen doesn't do anything for me. Maybe it's the slow release that does a better job. Migraines (and tension headache whoppers I'm accustomed to getting) suck.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 30, 2013 08:40 AM (XB5Ak)

201 Magic's not the smartest cat around (as those that remember his talk show will agree with), so believe he could be pretty easily hoodwinked by President Historic First and his pack of bobo's.

Posted by: Clownf*cker at August 30, 2013 08:40 AM (W2YA6)

202 Allen G. -- Have you tried Imitrex (Sumatriptan)? I've foundside effects minimal.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at August 30, 2013 08:41 AM (qtKqj)

203 I have a progression of meds I use. By the time I'm
using narcotics, it's because nothing else has worked. At that point,
I'm not so much trying to get rid of the pain as make myself not care.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at August 30, 2013 08:39 AM (/PCJa)
Well, at least you have narcotics to use at some point.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at August 30, 2013 08:41 AM (kXoT0)

204 Britain returns all the love Obama has been sending for the last five years

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 30, 2013 08:42 AM (q2b5x)

205 Morning, all! TGIF and all that jazz.

First off, prayers for Jim Hoft's health to improve. We need him!

And secondly, odds we get through the weekend without a bomb strike on Syria? I'm thinking not very good.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Chelsea at August 30, 2013 08:42 AM (4df7R)

206 Maybe Obama is applying the quote of the Notoriuos BIG to the economy "either you are slinging crack rock or you got a wicked jump shot"

Posted by: Buffalo gumz at August 30, 2013 08:42 AM (aSsEe)

207 Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at August 30, 2013 08:35 AM (kXoT0)


This may not be causal, but most people I know that suffer from migraines spend an inordinate time in front of computer screens. I wonder if a change in lighting and maybe a screen filter could cut down on the occurrence of these migraines.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 30, 2013 08:43 AM (XIxXP)

208 Case: "Thing about ground wasps is you don't usually know
about them till its too late. I just pour gas down the hole and cover
the hole up. That takes care of 'em."


I'm not familiar (as far as I know) with ground wasps, but that's the way it is with paper wasps, too. They blend in so well with plants and settle in just a few inches from the plant periphery such that you can almost grab a nest before agitating them. But when you do grab the nest, ouch. Wheel and flare.

At least they aren't Africanized Honey Bees. They will kill you.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at August 30, 2013 08:43 AM (eHIJJ)

209 I'll definitely make a note and ask about that. OTC
ibuprofen doesn't do anything for me. Maybe it's the slow release that
does a better job. Migraines (and tension headache whoppers I'm
accustomed to getting) suck.


Posted by: Lady in Black at August 30, 2013 08:40 AM (XB5Ak)
Yes, and my job makes mine more frequent due to stress and work on a computer. Between the migraines and the BP, I am ready to retire--syriasly, you guys--retire.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at August 30, 2013 08:43 AM (kXoT0)

210 I was just providing a little trivia, I nearly had a stroke one day ( I have a terror of bees), and now am less terrified of those things. It cannot be understated how scary they look! I felt better after learning a little about them, just passing that info along.

Posted by: Late to the party, as usual at August 30, 2013 08:44 AM (C9kbB)

211 Magic has actually created a lot of jobs.

Posted by: baldilocks at August 30, 2013 08:44 AM (Tnlh/)

212 Yellow Jacket Wasp stings

Benedryl. Easy to make it really strong, bite open a capsule and apply directly to the washed wound, and then swallow another.

Tobacco poultice on the insect sting works wonders if someone at the picnic has some handy.

Posted by: panzernashorn at August 30, 2013 08:44 AM (MhA4j)

213 I can't find a current picture of it, but here's a pic of a 1928 I-F that is almost identical:

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That is suh-weet. I'd love to take a ride in that baby. "Madame, the shadow over the left eye is not quite balanced."

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 30, 2013 08:44 AM (XB5Ak)

214 Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at August 30, 2013 08:37 AM (qtKqj)

Thank you so much, HH. I hope you enjoy the book. If you do, would you be kind enough to leave a review on Amazon?

Your daughter's got a treat in store. After Sunset, you should show her Holden and Bogie and Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 30, 2013 08:45 AM (zF6Iw)

215 28 Ummm....Magic? What is the black unemployment rate right now?

They were talking about IDEAS, not results.
Results are raaaaassssiissst. Oh, and, AIDS!

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 30, 2013 08:45 AM (tiHWQ)

216 204 Historic!

Posted by: panzernashorn at August 30, 2013 08:45 AM (MhA4j)

217 That was Raymond Chandler's script for Double Indemnity, which has a different feel when you take Fred MacMurray out ot it.

Posted by: francis underwood at August 30, 2013 08:46 AM (2kpL8)

218 AllenG: "He thinks I'm being underpaid by ~20%."

What do you do (if you're willing to disclose)? I thought it was IT, but that's the extent of it. Still IT? Development or management?

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at August 30, 2013 08:46 AM (eHIJJ)

219 As it is, there's a non-zero chance that I'll end up on YouTube singing love-songs to a stuffed duck.
I don't *remember* doing that, but I don't remember a whole lot of last night.


Oh you did. Check out: http://www....

Posted by: rickb223 at August 30, 2013 08:46 AM (p9JxP)

220 Britain returns all the love Obama has been sending for the last five years
Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 30, 2013 08:42 AM (q2b5x)

Yeah, we only thought we were disliked on the worlds stage under Bush. The bitch of it is, when they mock and screw over Obama, they mock and screw all of us.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 30, 2013 08:46 AM (XIxXP)

221 I could stay here all morning talking movies, but I've got to clear the decks. I'm watching the boss lady's office, hoping she'll leave early so I can leave early. See you around on the other threads, and have a great weekend.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 30, 2013 08:46 AM (zF6Iw)

222 MPPPP, well could have given Theda a Topolino...

Posted by: Chelsea Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2013 08:47 AM (aUpYR)

223 This may not be causal, but most people I know that
suffer from migraines spend an inordinate time in front of computer
screens. I wonder if a change in lighting and maybe a screen filter
could cut down on the occurrence of these migraines.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 30, 2013 08:43 AM (XIxXP)
I have done everything. Special keyboard, special mouse, special chair, two monitors to reduce eyestrain--you name it, I have done it. There is a reason that I am never here for the ONT. I recently added another BP med that has been shown to help reduce frequency of migraines. I carry a list of allergies to medicines in my purse, my guy carries a copy in his wallet, there are 17 medicines on it--most of them pain meds or migraine meds.

I do love you Oldsailors Poet, and I do appreciate that you care.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at August 30, 2013 08:47 AM (kXoT0)

224 A ray of hope...

In the battle for my pond, I started with conventional weapons - fountain and aerators. Then it escalated to chemical warfare with hundreds of pounds of aluminum sulfate as a flocculant. I even had to get a paddle boat to distribute it correctly. That failed miserably.

Yesterday I launched a biological attack with some spheres filled with enzymes and bacteria. This morning, it appears to have had a positive effect.

Thank god. The only thing left was nuclear.

Posted by: jwest at August 30, 2013 08:47 AM (u2a4R)

225 The bitch of it is, when they mock and screw over Obama, they mock and screw all of us.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 30, 2013 08:46 AM (XIxXP)

Yup. They mocked President Bush, but they were scared of him and us. On a Bronx Tale the kid asked the head Mafia Boss is it better to be respected or feared. He said it would be nice to be both but if he had his choice, he'd rather be feared. Damn Straight.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 30, 2013 08:48 AM (jE38p)

226 Posted by: panzernashorn at August 30, 2013 08:36 AM (MhA4j)

Ever been attacked by ground hornets?

Posted by: Chelsea Hrothgar at August 30, 2013 08:49 AM (XdnQT)

227 198. Yes, all caps. You said that already. And if you'd read the link, there's advice for ridding the inconvenient wasp digger nest.

But not everyone is so allergic. Still, we all tend to fear the wasp, since childhood bee stings and such.

Posted by: panzernashorn at August 30, 2013 08:49 AM (MhA4j)

228 MPPP: Oh, yes, Sabrina. Thanks for the reminder.She was recently introduced to Bogie via The Big Sleep. Kept asking what was going on and I had to tell her, too complicated, don't ask, just watch the movie. Itold herthe story about Raymond Chandler not knowing how one character met his demise, so if he couldn'tfigure out his ownstory, I couldn't either (and I've seen it countless times). My dad raised me on the classic movies and I'm glad my daughter is developing an appreciation for them as well. I often share your stories with her.
Will definitely leave a review on Amazon.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at August 30, 2013 08:50 AM (qtKqj)

229 Probably already been mentioned:
It was awesome listening to David Cameron submitting to Parliament yesterday. They could teach those yanks a thing or two about separation of powers. What an arcane concept. It ALMOST sounded like he was sticking his thumb in Preznit O'Clusterfuck's eye.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 30, 2013 08:50 AM (tiHWQ)

230 I'm trying to catch up.

Apparantly Slate believes the Obama's and the Clinton's are bad people because they chose private schools for their little darlings.

Additionally, Obama is willing to pursue unilateral action against a tyrannical regime willing to kill its own citizens, in direct contravention of everything he said about his predecessor.

Also, is there any discussion in the media - any at all - regarding HOW Assad came to be in possession of chemical weapons?

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, The Colossus of Independence at August 30, 2013 08:51 AM (fwARV)

231
We have no one to run against her--if she gets the nomination, she wins.


Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at August 30, 2013 07:59 AM (kXoT0)

I could think of a couple, well three: Perry, Walker or Rubio.I do not think any of them will actually get the nomination however.

Posted by: Dandolo at August 30, 2013 08:51 AM (0XBx+)

232
Yeah, we only thought we were disliked on the worlds stage under Bush.


Of all the ridiculous promises of the Greatness of Obama, the 'the world will love us again' was probably the most ridiculous.

The Left views the entire world through projection of their own absurd psychology, and reduce even international relations to the level of junior high.

Posted by: zsasz at August 30, 2013 08:51 AM (MMC8r)

233 It's weird not having Vic's doomy links to get me all enraged whilst eating my cereal. It's like there's a hole in my world.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 30, 2013 08:52 AM (XB5Ak)

234 Oh. And the UK has finally told Obama to piss up a rope in exchange for his five years of well-wishes and good-faith.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, The Colossus of Independence at August 30, 2013 08:52 AM (fwARV)

235 He thinks I'm being underpaid by ~20%.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at August 30, 2013 08:38 AM (/PCJa)

I know I am. I have been in meetings all week with IT "Architects" who make at least twice what I do who combine no knowledge of our actual business with third world language skills and breathtaking arrogance. They may not know a damn thing, but, their data flow diagrams sure are purty. Good times.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at August 30, 2013 08:52 AM (kXoT0)

236 Syrian authorities have moved prisoners from their jail cells to installations the government believes could be targets of western military strikes, pro-democracy activists in Damascus and the opposition said yesterday.


Assad isn't going down without a fight. Since he is Alawite, he really has not place to go. Don't under estimate what a desperate man will do

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 30, 2013 08:52 AM (jE38p)

237 Washington Nearsider, go back to yesterday. Ace devoted a whole post to that special snowflake Allison.

http://minx.cc/?post=342926

Posted by: Chelsea Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2013 08:52 AM (aUpYR)

238 Wee! Another paste weekend!!

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 30, 2013 08:52 AM (+KtKI)

239 Also, is there any discussion in the media - any at all - regarding HOW Assad came to be in possession of chemical weapons?
Posted by: Washington Nearsider, The Colossus of Independence at August 30, 2013 08:51 AM (fwARV)

There sure is, many ex spooks from the talking head shows believe they were brought from Iraq before we invaded.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 30, 2013 08:52 AM (XIxXP)

240 Yeah, we only thought we were disliked on the worlds stage under Bush. The bitch of it is, when they mock and screw over Obama, they mock and screw all of us.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 30, 2013 08:46 AM (XIxXP)

Those aholes would've voted for Obama....maybe some did.

Posted by: BignJames at August 30, 2013 08:53 AM (ZNQKl)

241 England: no.
France: never mind.
Congress: don't think so
Citizenry: h3!! no!
Military: we'd rather not
Media: Obama to go into Syria alone....

I can dream, eh?

G'morn. God bless America today.

Posted by: mindful webworker mostly at August 30, 2013 08:53 AM (VV7s1)

242 122
"vj44"?



So the rumors are true.

Posted by: rickl at August 30, 2013 08:01 AM (sdi6R)

And those rumors are...?

Posted by: joncelli at August 30, 2013 08:53 AM (RD7QR)

243 Posted by: Dandolo at August 30, 2013 08:51 AM (0XBx+)


I intend to make sure of that!

Posted by: Karl Rover at August 30, 2013 08:54 AM (XdnQT)

244 Also, is there any discussion in the media - any at all - regarding HOW Assad came to be in possession of chemical weapons?
Posted by: Washington Nearsider, The Colossus of Independence at August 30, 2013 08:51 AM (fwARV)

There sure is, many ex spooks from the talking head shows believe they were brought from Iraq before we invaded.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 30, 2013 08:52 AM (XIxXP)


Hey guys, I said this before, it is possible, even probable that Assad got some of Saddams WMD, but Syria always had a large Chemical Weapons Program of it's own independent of anything Saddam was doing

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 30, 2013 08:54 AM (jE38p)

245 Hoplite Housewife, when she gets a bit older...one of my other favorite classics is Come Back, Little Sheba. Shirley Booth and Burt Lancaster. I also happen to love Mildred Pierce.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 30, 2013 08:55 AM (XB5Ak)

246 Poor Gaylord Focker. He just needs a cup of sugar but his neighbour the UK just slammed the door in his face. And he will still be flummoxed and clueless as to why. For, in as much as he doth think of himself as Divine, he hath forgotten a critical rule of being human - be kind.

Posted by: Chelsea Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2013 08:55 AM (aUpYR)

247 Hey guys, I said this before, it is possible, even probable that Assad got some of Saddams WMD, but Syria always had a large Chemical Weapons Program of it's own independent of anything Saddam was doing
Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 30, 2013 08:54 AM (jE38p)

True, if they had enough money and talent to start a nuke program, they most certainly had Chem weapons.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 30, 2013 08:55 AM (XIxXP)

248 VMA twerking an excuse for not knowing how to dance

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 30, 2013 08:56 AM (q2b5x)

249 The sad thing about Magic Johnson going to the White House is that he probably wanted to talk about serious topics while Gaylord was yammering about some dogshit shot he made in highschool when all the fucking scrubs were in.

Posted by: Captain Hate on an iPhone at August 30, 2013 08:56 AM (wa32K)

250 Obama is to job creation as ________ is to _________

Posted by: jsg at August 30, 2013 08:56 AM (zzjcn)

251 Also, is there any discussion in the media - any at all - regarding HOW Assad came to be in possession of chemical weapons?

There is damn little discussion in the MFM about IF Assad has chemical weapons at all.

Apparently we are to accept that the Syrian gubmint made chem attacks on their own people because Choom Boy has decreed it so. And we all know how truthful that little fuckweasel is....

But fear not! Zee French, those skilled, tenacious warriors, are with us all the way!

Impeach. Indict. Imprison.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 30, 2013 08:56 AM (kaGpp)

252 VMA twerking an excuse for not knowing how to dance
Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 30, 2013 08:56 AM (q2b5x)


They don't twerk on Dancing with the stars, so I've heard.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 30, 2013 08:57 AM (XIxXP)

253 Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique: "two monitors to reduce eyestrain"

What kind of monitor? And have you had someone optimize refresh rate? (That's done by setting the video card/driver software.) Do you receive a lot of glare from windows or overhead lighting?

In our labs, I used to set that because if there was any flickering or glare at all, I could sense it and it would drive me nuts. I'd just feel odd (but no migraines) within a half-hour of desk work. My peers couldn't detect the unoptimized screen until I showed them the different settings. Now flatscreens have fewer problems these days, but contrast/color or text blur could be causing stress.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at August 30, 2013 08:58 AM (eHIJJ)

254 "And if they don't twerk,
well they are no friend
of Miley Virus."

Posted by: Chelsea Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2013 08:58 AM (aUpYR)

255 Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 30, 2013 08:52 AM (XIxXP)


Amazing how things change to fit the narrative. A few years ago (seems more like decades), we were assured by all the smug prog intelligentsia that Bush lied, there were NO chemical weapons in the ME, nor was any country there even thinking about nuclear weapons!

Now we have someone in the ME using "home-made" chemical weapons against his own people so we must ride to the rescue. Sounds like a debacle in the making to me and I expect action on our part after ValJar gets her final directions from Iran.

Posted by: Chelsea Hrothgar at August 30, 2013 08:58 AM (XdnQT)

256 Happy Mama Jammin Friday bitchez!

Posted by: maddogg at August 30, 2013 08:58 AM (xWW96)

257 226. Hrothgar, ground hornets (symmetrical holes in the ground aren't all from spiders) mud dobbers haven't stung us.

But yes, scorpions, hornets and wasps have stung me. It's the small ones, not digger wasps, and I don't even see them when it happens. Most recently about two months ago when I moved a floral arrangement from my front door, yes know that fire sensation from an irritated little hornet. The intensity of the pain at the immediate sting, swelling, and numbness that moves rapidly from the point of the sting on a finger, through the hand, and up the arm through my blood. Scary.

At least with the instant pain, you know you've been stung or bitten, and can take immediate counter measures. Whereas, I've suffered wolf spider bites from yard work when we first bought our home in a new, country development outside of town. You don't even know they're chewing away on your leg unless you SEE the damned spider that finds a good hiding place inside your cuff. At which point, you react.

Posted by: panzernashorn at August 30, 2013 08:59 AM (MhA4j)

258 HH, it's a great H'wd joke but kind of a shame that the plot of "The Big Sleep" seems so confused, and isn't tied up well at the end. In the novel, there is a spooky reveal, and it is one of the most memorable endings in Chandler, saying a lot.

He was Sleeping the Big Sleep.

Posted by: comatus at August 30, 2013 09:00 AM (JNUY4)

259 Posted by: Chelsea Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2013 08:55 AM (aUpYR)

Bet he wishes he still had the Churchill bust!

Posted by: Chelsea Hrothgar at August 30, 2013 09:00 AM (XdnQT)

260 Syria is one of five states that have not signed and seven that have not ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention,[5] which prohibits the development, production, stockpiling, transfer, and use of chemical weapons. However, in 1968, Syria acceded to the 1925 Geneva Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases. In the aftermath of the 2003 invasion of Iraq Syria denied that it had chemical weapons,[6] but admitted it possessed such weapons in 2012.[7] The Syrian president had earlier alluded to a chemical weapon capability in public statements, in 1990 and 1997.[8]
Western non-governmental organizations have stated they believe Syria has an active chemical weapons program.[9][10][11][12] The U.S. has stated that the Syria "has had a chemical warfare program since the mid-1980s", In 1988, a U.S. analyst described Syria's CW capability as more advanced than that of Iraq, however, Israel stated in 1989 that Syria had the "potential for chemical warfare, but not more than that".[8]
Syria reportedly manufactures Sarin, Tabun, VX, and mustard gas types of chemical weapons.[13] Independent assessments indicate that Syrian production could be up to a combined total of a few hundred tons of chemical agent per year.[14] (To provide context for this estimate, 190,000 tons were manufactured by World War I participants.[15])
Motivation[edit source | editbeta]
A number of reasons have been postulated for Syria's adoption of a chemical weapon strategy in the 1980s:[8]
to act as a deterrent to Israeli use of nuclear weapons against Syria
to compensate for the loss of Egypt as a military ally after the signing of the Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty in 1979
after recognising the limitations of Syrian air power against Israel in the 1982 Lebanon War, Syria adopted an alternative missile strategy, which required a non high-explosive warhead to compensate for lack of missile accuracy
to act as a deterrent to its powerful neighbour Turkey in any possible dispute.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 30, 2013 09:00 AM (jE38p)

261 Posted by: Molly k. at August 30, 2013 08:19 AM (sVKy/)
I believe it was in South America where she was photographed drunk dancing wildly while clutching a beer bottle. It was a minor scandal--former FLOUTS and current SoS behaving thusly. There have been persistent "rumors" since her WH days that you do not want to be between her and the bar, particularly when things were bad with Bill.

I understand lesbians have a disproportionately high instance of alcoholism in their tribe.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 30, 2013 09:00 AM (tiHWQ)

262 Anyone else notice President Obama is doing all the things he falsely accused Bush of doing?

Lesson #1: Anything lefties accuse you of is something they plan to be doing.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 30, 2013 09:00 AM (OevbG)

263 What kind of monitor? And have you had someone optimize refresh rate?
(That's done by setting the video card/driver software.) Do you receive a
lot of glare from windows or overhead lighting?

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at August 30, 2013 08:58 AM (eHIJJ)


I am WFH today. I will ask my friends in deskside support to optimize that for me. Yes, there is lots of glare--our new lovely, open office with low cubicles to encourage team work is full of blindingly bright light. It is just too bad that all my team members are in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, and Texas--not Oklahoma.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at August 30, 2013 09:01 AM (kXoT0)

264
Fellow migraineurs-
My personal salvation from pain has been Imitrex, which I buy from Canadian Pharmacy. Add your own naproxen and you have Treximet.
Then Zofran if I don't take it soon enough and start heaving.
Best to avoid triggers, which I unfortunately miss.

Posted by: Justamom at August 30, 2013 09:01 AM (Sptt8)

265 "two monitors to reduce eyestrain"

Program Manager gave me a second gigantic monitor to replace this little laptop screen, but if I hook it up everyone will be able to see I'm reading the HQ instead of tool qualification documents.


*twitch*
I can quit anytime!
*twitch*

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at August 30, 2013 09:02 AM (/kI1Q)

266 Hrothgar and not given the Queen an iPod full of his speeches and the previous PM DVDs of the wrong region.

Posted by: Chelsea Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2013 09:03 AM (aUpYR)

267 Lady in Black at August 30, 2013 08:55 AM (XB5Ak)
-------------
Thanks for the suggestions, Lady in Black. I sometimes forget that, even though most of the classic films are tame by today's standards, there are many that are not necessarily appropriate for all ages!

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at August 30, 2013 09:03 AM (qtKqj)

268 "Syrian authorities have moved prisoners from their jail cells to
installations the government believes could be targets of western
military strikes, pro-democracy activists in Damascus and the opposition
said yesterday."

*


I guess across the bow diplomacy has it drawbacks.


Posted by: dananjcon at August 30, 2013 09:04 AM (jvd3N)

269 From Drudge: 44% of Americans unsure if Obamacare is still a law.


Almost half of the people polled???

We are so boned.
Pro Tip: Go long on popcorn.
It'll be entertaining when people take a big gov dick up the ass.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 30, 2013 09:04 AM (p9JxP)

270 Fellow migraineurs-

My personal salvation from pain has been Imitrex
Posted by: Justamom at August 30, 2013 09:01 AM (Sptt
I am allergic to it, both, the oral and injectable forms. We tried the injectable because my specialist thought it was my digestive tract that caused the problem with the oral dose.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at August 30, 2013 09:04 AM (kXoT0)

271 His blundering will touch off a regional mideast war that has the potential to involve the Russkies AND the Chi-Coms. : J.J. Sefton ('way back at #30)
_____
Apocalyptic interpretations of Christian scriptures have long posited such a scenario. Read these all my life, and never thought, "that fits current circumstances." Until lately.

I am not a Fundamentalist nor an Apocalysist, so, I don't believe this is The End Times, myself. (Not that what I believe, or don't, affects anything.) But, Interesting Times, at least!

Posted by: mindful webworker, not personally Armageddonish at August 30, 2013 09:06 AM (VV7s1)

272 Tomorrow is cut day in the NFL. Tim Tebow still right on the bubble in New England, I think signs point to them keeping him.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 30, 2013 09:06 AM (ZshNr)

273 Da Zero vowed to use Smart Diplomacy to calm the world. The trouble is; he ain't too smart. So he substituted a double load of Stoopid Diplomacy in hopes of a good outcome. Trouble is Two stoopids don't add up to one smart.

Posted by: maddogg at August 30, 2013 09:06 AM (xWW96)

274 England: no.

France: never mind.

Congress: don't think so

Citizenry: h3!! no!

Military: we'd rather not

Media: Obama to go into Syria alone....



I can dream, eh?



G'morn. God bless America today.

***

Pelosi...YES!!

http://tinyurl.com/o3y4jnu

Posted by: dananjcon at August 30, 2013 09:07 AM (jvd3N)

275 Wouldn't it be a hoot if Hillary was setting Bill up? Start running for the nomination, get Bill all excited about getting back into the White House. Then drop out of the race for "health reasons". I know that I would laugh!

Posted by: JB1000 at August 30, 2013 09:07 AM (16OL0)

276 My personal salvation from pain has been morphine diacetate

Posted by: Society of Thespian Twerking Goats at August 30, 2013 09:07 AM (VWfCN)

277 260 good info

Posted by: panzernashorn at August 30, 2013 09:07 AM (MhA4j)

278 Today, we are all T-Bone.

Posted by: Fritz at August 30, 2013 09:08 AM (KIHQS)

279 204
Britain returns all the love Obama has been sending for the last five years

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 30, 2013 08:42 AM (q2b5x)

And who can blame them. This is why you take care of your allies, and why SCOAMF is such a disaster.

Posted by: joncelli at August 30, 2013 09:08 AM (RD7QR)

280 Hopefully Magic wore a condom when he "led from behind" during his meeting with Prezdint Zero. I understand Jarrett had plenty of lube on hand.

AIDS is in Zero's future.

Posted by: gayspotter at August 30, 2013 09:09 AM (zKoYE)

281 The war drums are now more like war tambourines.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 30, 2013 09:09 AM (ZshNr)

282
Sherry-
Sorry you can't take Imitrex.
I was in such desperate pain one time, and my kid had pain reliever drops for swimmer's ear, I tipped my head back and used it in my nose. It helped.
My pharmacist told me about a nasal spray that works for some people but is $60. Starts with "buta" so I'm guessing barbiturate.

Posted by: Justamom at August 30, 2013 09:10 AM (Sptt8)

283 Posted by: comatus at August 30, 2013 09:00 AM (JNUY4)
-----------------
I absolutely agree with your assessment of the movie plot. The confusion is quite distracting, but the dialogue is fabulous. I alwayswondered ifthat story about Chandler was apocryphal. The worst part about the movie for me is that I've never cared for Lauren Bacall. Martha Vickers, who played her sister, was a far superior actress which was evident even in her limited role (which was reportedly deliberately cut because she was getting too many accolades during shooting and Bacall felt upstaged by her).
I really need to read the book.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at August 30, 2013 09:10 AM (qtKqj)

284 I would have to pass on the hand job via Jarrett, lube on hand or not.

Posted by: maddogg at August 30, 2013 09:10 AM (xWW96)

285 I wouldn't let Obama manage a 31 Flavors for a single shift on a Tuesday.

This is a man who has done nothing, hired no one, created zero businesses or wealth of any kind, and never even held a real job, but he's going to somehow "create" millions of jobs?

The ability of some people to live inside a self-referential imagination bubble is just astounding. I don't know if I despise it or admire it.

Posted by: Phinn at August 30, 2013 09:11 AM (oFH2D)

286 I would have to pass on the hand job via Jarrett, lube on hand or not.
Posted by: maddogg at August 30, 2013 09:10 AM (xWW96)


The claws and scales would be most uncomfortable.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 30, 2013 09:11 AM (XIxXP)

287 274. Pelosi...YES!!
--
...Let her go on her own dime as her own "sovereign" self.

She hasn't the guts that American communist sympathizers (freedom fighters and nurses) had for Spaniards during their civil war, a la Hemingway's tolling bell; nor has she the Romantic Liberty response to the call when Lord Byron et al. joined in the Greek revolutionary war to break from the Ottoman Empire.

Pelosi is less than squat.

Posted by: panzernashorn at August 30, 2013 09:12 AM (MhA4j)

288 Job creation? Yup, printing industry to cut those unemployment/welfare checks. Magic Johnson is a weaseldrip or does he have the weaseldrip, I forget????

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitiviy at August 30, 2013 09:12 AM (HVff2)

289 *uses brain bleach and mental floss*

There are somethings that should not be in the same sentence. Nancy Pelosi and beauty. Another is Jarret and hand job. Just no!!!

Posted by: Chelsea Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2013 09:13 AM (aUpYR)

290 >>Hey guys, I said this before, it is possible, even probable that Assad got some of Saddams WMD, but Syria always had a large Chemical Weapons Program of it's own independent of anything Saddam was doing

True, but not the whole story. If, big if, but if Iraqs WMDs are found in Syria there are going to be a lot of people on the left who are going some explaining to do.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 30, 2013 09:13 AM (g1DWB)

291 Please dither longer while I disperse my weapons and put rebel women and children in targeted locations. Hahahahahahahahaha!!!! I can't believe how stupid you are! Hahahahahahaha!!!!!

Posted by: Bashar al-Assad at August 30, 2013 09:13 AM (zKoYE)

292
Phinn-
Living parallel to pod people can be confusing.
Don't forget to check under your bed each and every night.

Posted by: Justamom at August 30, 2013 09:13 AM (Sptt8)

293 Is this anything?

http://bit.ly/15pFRm6

Posted by: RushBabe at August 30, 2013 09:15 AM (qkZxk)

294 The leviathan reads my comment here as I type it,
but can't determine what it's intelligence on poison gas use in Syria indicates who is responsible for killing thousands.

Funny that right there.

Wonder what red line narrative the chocolate emperor will contrive to take a shot across my bow?

Posted by: Mt Top Patriot at August 30, 2013 09:15 AM (ZqoVw)

295 271. mindful,

Every Zeitgeist experiences its end times.

May the curse of authoritarianism destroy itself.

Long live liberty!

Posted by: panzernashorn at August 30, 2013 09:16 AM (MhA4j)

296 Egg on my face? Nope. That's jizz. MAGIC jizz. [Contented sigh.]

Posted by: President Barack Hussein Obama at August 30, 2013 09:16 AM (zKoYE)

297 Yup, printing industry to cut those unemployment/welfare checks.

I thought it was all electronic now; at least every gas station has a big "WE ACCEPT EBT!" sign out front and the button I have to click at Target is EBT/debit which pisses me off.

Because the underclass doesn't use banks. Because then someone might notice they're pulling in cash under the table/from illegal activities and cut off their "benefits."

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at August 30, 2013 09:18 AM (/kI1Q)

298 While we our angst and anger all rev'd up over the big picture. Please take a moment to visit Bill Waterson's little cartoon. Bet it gives you a smile.

http://tinyurl.com/ksbhn6v

Posted by: Chelsea Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2013 09:18 AM (aUpYR)

299 Good Morning Morons!

Used to be Flapjackmaka, decided to change.

Posted by: Red Vector at August 30, 2013 09:18 AM (9e+9n)

300 Umm,almost anybody must seem really smart to Magic.

Posted by: steevy at August 30, 2013 09:18 AM (9XBK2)

301 Da Zero wants to pop a few projectiles into Syria to prove he isn't some lightweight gas bag. The problem is that doing that will confirm exactly that. Poor dumb mom jeans metrosexual is in a quandry.

Posted by: maddogg at August 30, 2013 09:19 AM (xWW96)

302 What do you do (if you're willing to disclose)? I thought it was IT, but that's the extent of it. Still IT? Development or management?

Sorry, working at work.

.NET Development. Specifically C#

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at August 30, 2013 09:19 AM (/PCJa)

303 MPPP, I always have liked Swanson's story about filming the scene in Man and Woman with the lion. The scene has her laying on the floor and the lion comes up and puts his paw on her back. (It was a real lion and I believe the same lion later killed its handler. That could be a bogus story though.)

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 30, 2013 09:21 AM (Lqy/e)

304 The bad economic news for Obama's core constituencies keeps piling up -- as do the laughs! Well-deserved, D-baggers!

Posted by: lostgenerationstomper at August 30, 2013 09:21 AM (zKoYE)

305 Well, it's Friday. So there's that.

Posted by: akula51 at August 30, 2013 09:21 AM (4p5/2)

306 297 I'm pretty sure the Feds did away completely with checks.

Posted by: steevy at August 30, 2013 09:22 AM (9XBK2)

307 I give credit to Magic for one thing, and one thing only; he knew how to post up defenders to win championships, unlike a certain HGH freak in Florida.

Posted by: Fritz at August 30, 2013 09:23 AM (KIHQS)

308 Because the underclass doesn't use banks. Because then someone might notice they're pulling in cash under the table/from illegal activities and cut off their "benefits."

Actually, many Mexican immigrants (legal or otherwise) don't use banks because you're more likely to have your money stolen by a banker in Mexico than you are a robber.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at August 30, 2013 09:23 AM (/PCJa)

309 I'm still waiting, btw, for ANY KIND of definitive proof that there even WAS a chemical weapons attack in Syria. We've seen enough video evidence of "atrocities" in Paliwood where the alleged corpses get up and walk away when they think the camera's turned off that I don't automatically trust that "a bunch of bodies" = "a bunch of dead people."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Chelsea at August 30, 2013 09:24 AM (4df7R)

310 From Drudge: 44% of Americans unsure if Obamacare is still a law.

You want fries with your tacos? You can't have fries with your tacos. Because Obamacare.

http://is.gd/XvfJs9

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at August 30, 2013 09:24 AM (/kI1Q)

311 Obama supporter, November 2008: "You just wait until Obama starts his SECOND term. Things in this country are gonna be humming -- it'll be the '90s again and we'll have like NO unemployment. You just wait, you stupid racist economic illiterate!!!"

Posted by: trannyscript at August 30, 2013 09:25 AM (zKoYE)

312 You want fries with your tacos? You can't have fries with your tacos. Because Obamacare.

Concession Stand Worker: "Do you want fries with that?"
Dr. Scratchandsniff: "No I do not want fries with that. I just got popcorn. Why would I want fries with popcorn?"
CSW: "I'd have to ask my manager."

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at August 30, 2013 09:25 AM (/PCJa)

313 AllenG: ".NET Development. Specifically C#"

Thanks. Kinda curious to know what's trending in the real world. I see the Borg is going to continue with or without Ballmer.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at August 30, 2013 09:26 AM (eHIJJ)

314 Obama is to job creation as ________ is to _________
Posted by: jsg at August 30, 2013 08:56 AM (zzjcn)
---------------------
Superman / Kryptonite

Posted by: Chelsea Monkey at August 30, 2013 09:27 AM (32Ze2)

315 291. Truth cuts all ways.

Assad holds the peace with a cruel grip and respects his borders.

Whereas, al-Qaeda is far more cruel and respecter of NO peace and of no borders.

"Syria Is Not Libya" headline feature
By John A. Tirpak
The Air Force Magazine, April 2012 issue
[In a phrase: Don't go there.]

"Testing Out" The US must exercise caution before choosing new military operations.
By Adam J. Hebert
The Air Force Magazine, August 2013 issue
[In summation: Bring troops back home from the ME and rebuild our Armory.]

Posted by: panzernashorn at August 30, 2013 09:27 AM (MhA4j)

316 Thanks. Kinda curious to know what's trending in the real world. I see the Borg is going to continue with or without Ballmer.

The .NET space is huge. Of course, I've also been developing professionally for ~6 years now, and I'm still being paid like a (well paid) Jr. Developer. :/

It also helps that I live in DFW. If I were willing to devote my life to the boredom that is BizTalk development and maintenance, I could probably pull in six figures. But boredom and I don't mix well.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at August 30, 2013 09:28 AM (/PCJa)

317 312. I'm still laughing

Posted by: panzernashorn at August 30, 2013 09:28 AM (MhA4j)

318 I haven't had a blow job from a woman since 1984.

Posted by: President Barack Hussein Obama at August 30, 2013 09:28 AM (zKoYE)

319 Posted by: Chelsea Monkey at August 30, 2013 09:27 AM (32Ze2)

You got those backwards.

And I prefer: "as public schools are to education."

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at August 30, 2013 09:29 AM (/PCJa)

320 Iowa Dems pray to Moloch.

http://is.gd/LdzqSj

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at August 30, 2013 09:29 AM (/kI1Q)

321 The leviathan reads my comment here as I type it,
but can't determine what it's intelligence on poison gas use in Syria indicates who is responsible for killing thousands.


Maybe if they'd spend more time doing their actual legal duties instead of Doctor Choom's bidding...

Posted by: Brother Cavil misses Crow and Servo at August 30, 2013 09:29 AM (naUcP)

322 318I haven't had a blow job from a woman since 1984.
Posted by: President Barack Hussein Obama at August 30, 2013 09:28 AM (zKoYE) So you met MooShell in '84?

Posted by: maddogg at August 30, 2013 09:29 AM (xWW96)

323 Posted by: panzernashorn at August 30, 2013 09:28 AM (MhA4j)

We are the Aaaaaan-iman-iacs/
We have paid for plaid contract...

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at August 30, 2013 09:30 AM (/PCJa)

324 320 Yeah.God isn't angry or anything.They keep pushing.

Posted by: steevy at August 30, 2013 09:30 AM (9XBK2)

325 Ben just took a dump.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 30, 2013 09:30 AM (p9JxP)

326 On a lighter note, there's this:

The hazards of believing green propaganda concerning the Arctic circle... http://tinyurl.com/ow8a8e8

And some happy news; Greenpeace 0 / Russia 1... http://tinyurl.com/pqblw8d

Posted by: CPT. Charles at August 30, 2013 09:30 AM (kfSXj)

327 Da Zero wants to pop a few projectiles into Syria to prove he isn't some lightweight gas bag. The problem is that doing that will confirm exactly that. Poor dumb mom jeans metrosexual is in a quandary.
Posted by: maddogg at August 30, 2013 09:19 AM (xWW96)


You know, I've been giving this whole thing some thought. Here is what I think is happening.

The Iranians, using their influence is trying to bait us into a proxy war or smaller conflict with Syria. I expect over the next couple of weeks, we will see some barbaric activities in Egypt and/or possibly Libya. These distractions all have one purpose. To get our eyes off the Iranian Nuclear program and it is working like a charm.

Iran is leading the Caliphate and using the satellite countries buy time. If OSP was in charge. I would pull my money and stuff from every single country in the ME. Then, gather my forces and for a solid week I would destroy everything military and governmental that Iran possessed. I would bomb and missile them to the point where everyone in the country looks to the sky and say Please God just stop, we will do whatever you want.

Iran has been the linchpin of trouble since the carter admin.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 30, 2013 09:31 AM (XIxXP)

328 Iowa Dems pray to Moloch.

You know... the downside of that "Perfect Mercy" on God's part is that people like that don't get theirs "in the moment."

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at August 30, 2013 09:31 AM (/PCJa)

329 327 Yep,Iran is the real enemy.Syria is one of their puppets.

Posted by: steevy at August 30, 2013 09:33 AM (9XBK2)

330 Is it possible that Jugears is the only one of the principle cast of players that thinks that the current scenario is solely about a gas attack and his pathetic Red Line?

Because the way I hear it he's being spun like a weather vane and played like a keyboard with at least 3 guys sitting on the piano bench.

Posted by: ontherocks at August 30, 2013 09:33 AM (TUR/8)

331 True, but not the whole story. If, big if, but if Iraqs WMDs are found in Syria there are going to be a lot of people on the left who are going some explaining to do.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 30, 2013 09:13 AM (g1DWB)
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Hahahahahahaha. Surely you jest.....

Posted by: New York Times at August 30, 2013 09:36 AM (32Ze2)

332 So have the boffins in DC pondered, after all this telegraphing, that Assad has not activated a suicide cell inside the US?

Posted by: Chelsea Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2013 09:37 AM (aUpYR)

333 How popular is the Syria attack?

Posted by: Red Vector at August 30, 2013 09:37 AM (9e+9n)

334 Iran is Jimmah's lasting gift to the world, it will live on as a pain in the ass even when that stupid old bastard finally wakes up having buttsecks with Satan.

Posted by: maddogg at August 30, 2013 09:38 AM (xWW96)

335 Phinn-

Living parallel to pod people can be confusing.

Posted by: Justamom at August 30, 2013 09:13 AM (Sptt


It really is very disturbing. There are people, like Magic Johnson, who can, apparently, walk and chew gum at the same time, and yet they seem to sincerely believe that Obama will "create jobs." Not just athletes, either. People with diplomas and newspaper subscriptions and stuff. They believe the lies, too.

Obama might as well be selling people on the idea that he's personally building a time machine in the basement of the White House. Or that he's in training to fly himself to the moon by flapping his arms REALLY FAST.

And people believe he can fix the economy! A man who has not created so much as a lemonade stand. He's going to use his super-smarts to figure out how to tinker with an economy of 350 million people, which is really just a part of a global economy of 6-7 billion people, and somehow divine the solution that will fix it all.

I believe that, in the future, the majority of people will have a working understanding of complex systems that far exceeds what most people understand today. The way that most people today comprehend that life begets life -- biogenesis has largely replaced the medieval concept of spontaneous generation. Or how helio-centrism has largely replaced geo-centrism. Or how the germ theory of disease has largely replaced the miasma theory. Or how chemistry has replaced alchemy. No one really believes the whole "four humors" any more, right? Most people get the basic concepts of modern science.

But when it comes to the basic ideas behind complexity (which includes economics), we might as well still be in the Dark Ages. The idea that the President (especially THIS President) is capable of deciphering the GLOBAL ECONOMY and do just what needs to be done for the betterment of all ...

It's just so stunningly stupid that he might as well be going on TV to tell us how he's using an astrological chart and some crystals to turn lead into gold.

Listening to these idiots is like being dropped into Europe in the year 1300 and watching as the most important, powerful people around are discussing a dinosaur skull that's been dug up from some farmer's field, and they all sincerely believe it's from a dragon. How do you go about telling them they're wrong? When they react by saying that you're the crazy person for talking about these "dinosaur" animals?

Posted by: Phinn at August 30, 2013 09:38 AM (oFH2D)

336 So have the boffins in DC pondered, after all this telegraphing, that Assad has not activated a suicide cell inside the US?

Exactly what damage could that do that the one in the White House couldn't top?

Posted by: Brother Cavil misses Crow and Servo at August 30, 2013 09:39 AM (naUcP)

337 *tin foil hat*

And to continue my previous comment, a chemical weapons attack in Syria would be about the only thing that would get the West involved in this clusterfuck, right? That or a nuclear strike. Well it's a helluva lot harder to fake a nuclear strike than a chemical attack thanks to the radiation the former would emit, plus we're all pretty sure who does and does not have nuclear capabilities around the world.

So let's say the "rebels" (aka al Qaeda-friendly terrorists) have figured this out. They know our idiot Preezy and his enablers like Juan McLame are willing to help them out, but they're coming up against significant pushback from other members of Congress. So let's say these "rebels" decide to fake a chemical attack, since conventional bombing and the death of hundred of thousands of Syrians hasn't moved the needle in terms of eliciting Western aid. Doing so would kill two birds with one stone:
A) it would make them look far more sympathetic on the world stage, and

B) It would then be more likely that the US and other Western allies would respond with force. "Hey, this is great," the Syrian "rebels" think. "We can get the US to bomb Assad for us, and all it costs us is some stage makeup and a few bullets to shoot at approaching UN investigators to keep them away so they can't prove or disprove what happened. Genius!"

Right? Yeah it's crazy and paranoid, but this frigging "administration" has made me doubt the most straightforward explanations in every situation, regardless of the actors involved.

*takes off tinfoil hat*

That's why I keep saying: where's the proof it happened? And where's the proof it was Assad who did it?

But I'm preaching to the choir, I know. And it doesn't matter anyway. Obammy is going to bumblefuck us into WWIII because he's a pathological liar and a stunning narcissist with the intellectual capacity of a walnut.

God save us.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Chelsea at August 30, 2013 09:40 AM (4df7R)

338 I wonder if teh Magic is gonna expund his brilliance on job creation like his on HIV\AIDS...

Good times, peeps, good times....

Posted by: fred zeppelin at August 30, 2013 09:43 AM (zL/eJ)

339 "But I'm preaching to the choir, I know. And it doesn't matter anyway. Obammy is going to bumblefuck us into WWIII because he's a pathological liar and a stunning narcissist with the intellectual capacity of a walnut."


Hey, watch it Sister!

Posted by: Jinx the Stegosaurus at August 30, 2013 09:44 AM (l3vZN)

340 301. mama's boy Zero pitches a big FAIL, whether baseball or propaganda.

It isn't as if Obama is little boy David, unarmed but with a slingshot taking on Goliath the armed giant uncircumcised Philistine warrior who cast fear into King Saul and the entire army of Israelites. It's a sin to miss the mark.

It's the greatest sin to start a war -- all the worse to NOT be in defense of our nation's borders.

War Is Hell. Don't play the 'great satan' proving the jihadist's propaganda to unite all against us, biting off our own nose to spite our face. Because I Could. Long past time for Zero to earn that Nobel Peace recognition.

Posted by: panzernashorn at August 30, 2013 09:45 AM (MhA4j)

341 339 he's a coward

problem with cowards is they have loyalty to no one, nothing, but their own self preservation via deceitful cloak and dagger

Posted by: panzernashorn at August 30, 2013 09:47 AM (MhA4j)

342 Hey, watch it Sister!
Posted by: Jinx the Stegosaurus at August 30, 2013 09:44 AM (l3vZN)


I actually think you'd have Obammy beat in a Battle of the Brains, Steggy.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Chelsea at August 30, 2013 09:47 AM (4df7R)

343 "with the intellectual capacity of a walnut.


Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Chelsea at August 30, 2013 09:40 AM"

We object to this vicious libel.

Posted by: The Walnuts at August 30, 2013 09:49 AM (knoK7)

344
Right? Yeah it's crazy and paranoid, but this frigging "administration" has made me doubt the most straightforward explanations in every situation, regardless of the actors involved.


Why the tinfoil hat? Odds overwhelmingly favor your description as what actually happened.

Deluding yourself into believing that somebody would *never* do X provides that somebody with a lot of cover to get away with doing X.

The world is full of sociopaths who--if they could feel gratitude--would fall all over themselves thanking the knee-jerk anti-conspiracy types for their undying support.

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at August 30, 2013 09:49 AM (V3kRK)

345 I think the people of England are racist and hate persons of color for not supporting the last great hope to protect the people of Syria. President Obama should force the UN to make England also attack. Doesn't that Prime Minister guy in England know that this makes President Obama look weak and stooped ??????????????

Posted by: LaQuisha Jeantell Largess' at August 30, 2013 09:52 AM (90aTA)

346 Job creation? Johnson should stick to basketball commentating.

Posted by: Titanium at August 30, 2013 09:55 AM (xTEzS)

347 Expertise in job creation? Sure. Part-time job creation.

Posted by: T. at August 30, 2013 09:57 AM (i/2/u)

348 You know what is particularly disgusting about that story about the starving dog and her dead puppies? The fact that the dog's "owner" (if you can call him such a thing) will probably get a slap on the wrist and a fine that I doubt he'll ever pay.

I'm sorry, when you're capable of allowing your dog to starve almost to death and watch her puppies die one by one from starvation, you are guilty of more than a misdemeanor. There is something wrong with you; fundamentally wrong in the head. If you can treat another living creature that way, God knows what you'd do to another human being.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Chelsea at August 30, 2013 09:58 AM (4df7R)

349 Whoops, wrong thread! damn tabs...

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Chelsea at August 30, 2013 09:58 AM (4df7R)

350 I also saw some news storey that the Us "Black" budget was at loeast $52 Billion. Then why is Black and Person's of Color unemployment still above 5%? Some White guy that worked for Bush must have stole the money or something. President Obama should do something about this now!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: LaQuisha Jeantell Largess' at August 30, 2013 10:00 AM (3lMGK)

351 Phinn,

dinosaur, dragon /semantic hobgoblins/

With his signature alone, Obama "created" a whole new level of bureaucracy government jobs paid by US taxpayers, ObamaCare, an example of lost wealth and growth of authoritarianism.

Throughout his career, Obama "created" more opportunism for the pinstripe corrupt attorney frauds that rape tax funds allocated for civic development projects.

Obama "created" the ultimate corrupt abuse in the Unions, for the "talented tenth" top dogs who are eating all the laborers that still pay their dues, but are already waking up, smarting from their open wounds (raided union funds for membership). THAT will be an ugly sight, when US Labor turns on its Union bosses and the POTUS. Meanwhile, our government functions according to a global fascist/communist synthesis of Marxism.

And yes, purge the legality that enables kickback union bosses and politicians who forced smaller businesses out of business to promote global enterprise that in turn outsources outside the USA, imports immigrants to replace the US workforce (blue and white collar), all funded by the US taxpayers who get DEBT in return for black hole investments. All rights reserved by the GLOBAL ELITISTS.

Posted by: panzernashorn at August 30, 2013 10:09 AM (MhA4j)

352 @vj44 doesn't mean I'm the 44th President, really it doesn't.

Posted by: Valerie Jarrett at August 30, 2013 10:14 AM (Hnwvk)

353 Mr. Johnson (that's what you are told to call him if you are ever in his exalted presence) owns over 100 Starbucks, a few dozen Burger Kings, Magic Theaters, and other businesses that employ minimum wage workers, I am sure he was telling Obama that he wants to pay his workers $15 per hour minimum, put them on full-time, and pay for their healthcare himself.

Posted by: twolaneflash at August 30, 2013 10:26 AM (a07QB)

354 Magic, how would YOU know what a smart person is????

Posted by: Spook at August 30, 2013 10:30 AM (pEkqu)

355 BREAKING. Obama hand every unemployed Americana rifle and three magazines, puts them on ships heading east, declares full employment achieved. Boehner, McCain, McConnell applaud.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at August 30, 2013 11:25 AM (tnw07)

356 Magic's no dummy, he's just not terribly articulate. Even as a player you could see his intelligence. And if he has a team of smart economic advisers, so what? He chose them wisely. And if he started with a load of capital, so what? He invested wisely. Trading on a name? So what, use whatever you can and a lot of those businesses eventually fail (not just Flava Flav's restaurant).

Nothing positive will come from this meeting because either a) He's just going to hang out with the Pres, b) He'll angle for something favorable to himself/his business interests (like they all do), and anyway c) The President won't take any good advice anyway since he's smarter than anyone else in the room.

Posted by: Where're my ping pong balls at August 30, 2013 11:38 AM (YxaXw)

357 I dunno, Ace. Maybe it's time to put yourself out to pasture? You know, Dred Pirate Roberts style. It's time for a new Ace. The old Ace can retire in style and grace. But probably neither.

Posted by: wte9 at August 30, 2013 01:05 PM (ZL7LA)

358
242... see 352.... that's perfect.

Posted by: Roscoe at August 30, 2013 01:25 PM (MIovV)

359 "...Pres. @BarackObama, Valerie Jarrett , White House staff and some very smart people w/ expertise on job creation!"

The record so far indicates the opposite.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at August 30, 2013 02:55 PM (Cn4aq)

360 Wanted : ?

Posted by: Dr Spank at September 01, 2013 10:30 PM (qRasw)






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