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1 Biofuels Are Worthless

And threaten orangutan habitat.

Fucking eco-fascists don't seem to like cognitive apes anymore than they like humans.

Posted by: HR at April 21, 2014 08:57 AM (ZKzrr)

2 All of these are non-stories:

The real story is where will the evil Koch Brothers dump their dirty money at today to steal elections!

Posted by: Tongiht's Programming on MSNBC at April 21, 2014 08:59 AM (OWjjx)

3 Is it wrong that during the Blumenthal/Train clip....I was pulling for the train?

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at April 21, 2014 09:03 AM (OWjjx)

4 BenK, may want to add another China story. Up to 20% of China's farmland is poisoned with heavy metals like cadmium.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 09:03 AM (wIBSj)

5 Ukraine Girds For Confrontation

I swear I read that as "Ukraine Girls for Confrontation."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 21, 2014 09:03 AM (zF6Iw)

6 Oh man, that Everytown gun pic is a parody.

Sooo believable.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 21, 2014 09:03 AM (SUKHu)

7 I guess Senator Blumenthal needed to recall all of his combat experience in Vietnam to avoid that train.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at April 21, 2014 09:03 AM (OWjjx)

8 30,000 liters. That's like 35 gallons, right?

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 21, 2014 09:04 AM (BAS5M)

9 Is it true that turtle euthanasia will be covered under Obamacare?

I was worried they might get thrown under the bus.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at April 21, 2014 09:06 AM (MKpBT)

10 We are so doomed, they have deployed Biden to the Ukraine.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 09:07 AM (wIBSj)

11 So in China you get your lifetime supply of cadmium with that little plate of okra.

Posted by: Killerdog at April 21, 2014 09:07 AM (Zdgjo)

12 The KFC Double Down is back.
http://is.gd/tU7wgA


And BABY FALCON CAM!
http://is.gd/AhKq7H


Posted by: HR at April 21, 2014 09:07 AM (ZKzrr)

13 What I'd really like to know is if Colorado is going to change their license plates to say "The 30-Round-Magazine-Free, Wastoid Loser State"?

Posted by: Captain Facepalm at April 21, 2014 09:08 AM (Zdz/k)

14 >>Higher Food Prices Coming

Strange.

It's paragraph 13 before they mention the brutal winter might have something to do with it.

Oops, that's not why they mention the winter:

>>After a brutal winter in much of the country kept shoppers home, a pickup in demand has sent clothing and used car prices higher in March.

Hmm. I can't figure out why they don't want to put any blame on the change in weather...

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 21, 2014 09:08 AM (SUKHu)

15 We are so doomed, they have deployed Biden to the Ukraine.

They just want to keep Slow Joe out of the news this week and they figure it will take him till Thursday to figure out how to spell Ukraine so he can find it using Google Earth.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at April 21, 2014 09:09 AM (OWjjx)

16 And a happy Dyngus Day to Polish-Morons.

Posted by: HR at April 21, 2014 09:09 AM (ZKzrr)

17 Powdered Alcohol To Hit Liquor Stores This Fall


That would be quite convenient for backpacking. Save pack room and weight.

Posted by: Citizen X at April 21, 2014 09:09 AM (7ObY1)

18 I don't think average citizens understand how best to interpret the news. We need a gatekeeper so Joe Blow won't think any unapproved thoughts.

Posted by: Bill Clinton, speaking to Ezra Klein at April 21, 2014 09:10 AM (F58x4)

19 >>Remeber, Politicians Are Smarter Than You

The yellow area of the platform is reserved for idiots blowing hot air...

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 21, 2014 09:10 AM (SUKHu)

20 Are we going to be subjected to "boston strong" shit all day? I'm not impressed with their slogan since the little bastard is still alive.

Posted by: Maj. Beauregard Pug, Continental Army at April 21, 2014 09:11 AM (8c12T)

21 I was just reading about Dyngus Day. When I was a kid we would go to a Polish bakery on Easter for hot cross buns, etc. and I believe they always had a huge vase of pussywillows on the shop counter. Weird the things you remember.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 21, 2014 09:11 AM (ZshNr)

22 After last night's ONT about aiming for the toilet bowl and 'politicians are smarter than you,' something tells me someone has taken too wide a stance.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 09:11 AM (wIBSj)

23 Key paragraph from the Chinese "Christian" story (and the reason why I put "Christian" in scare quotes):

Since it reopened in 1978 its congregation has gone from strength to strength as part of China's officially sanctioned Christian church along with thousands of others that have accepted Communist Party oversight in return for being allowed to worship.

News flash - the strain of "Christianity" overseen by Communists is no more "Christian" than Buddhism is.

Posted by: steveegg at April 21, 2014 09:11 AM (o44nj)

24 The Closing Of The Academic Mind


What is it with university students with the first name Sandra and a funny last name?

But seriously, this Sandra Korn is one f'd up little Nazi.

And our universities are full of them.

Posted by: Citizen X at April 21, 2014 09:12 AM (7ObY1)

25 As I said in the last thread, I just can't understand why the President would send in that old fart Biden when he's got me, ready and willing to report for Ukraine duty!

Posted by: John Kerry, winner of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize at April 21, 2014 09:13 AM (F58x4)

26 21 I was just reading about Dyngus Day. When I was a kid we would go to a Polish bakery on Easter for hot cross buns, etc. and I believe they always had a huge vase of pussywillows on the shop counter. Weird the things you remember.



Pussywillows and butter lambs.

Posted by: Citizen X at April 21, 2014 09:13 AM (7ObY1)

27 If that powdered alcohol is legit I foresee some dumb shit coming down the pike.

Posted by: RWC at April 21, 2014 09:13 AM (fWAjv)

28 The marathon is already on, the Patriot's Day Red Sox game starts at 11. I'll catch the game broadcast online, probably miss the Marathon, unless there's an American in contention in which case I'll find a TV, this would be a good year for a home team win.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 21, 2014 09:14 AM (ZshNr)

29 I imagine Joe Biden standing outside the stall in which John Kerry is standing talking to him about Ukraine and such, and John Kerry calling Slow Joe "Wilbur."

Posted by: joncelli at April 21, 2014 09:14 AM (RD7QR)

30 25 As I said in the last thread, I just can't understand why the President would send in that old fart Biden when he's got me, ready and willing to report for Ukraine duty!
Posted by: John Kerry, winner of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize at April 21, 2014 09:13 AM (F58x4)


Because you haven't completed your assignment of starting a war in the middle east, horse face.

Posted by: Maj. Beauregard Pug, Continental Army at April 21, 2014 09:15 AM (8c12T)

31 27 If that powdered alcohol is legit I foresee some dumb shit coming down the pike.
Posted by: RWC at April 21, 2014 09:13 AM (fWAjv)

We've already seen butt-chugging and eyeball shots, how much dumber could it get? Wait, I probably don't want to know the answer to that...

Posted by: Insomniac at April 21, 2014 09:15 AM (DrWcr)

32 RWC, check the ONT.

Doing lines of powdered booze or just mainlining it. Been covered.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 09:15 AM (wIBSj)

33 Powdered Alcohol To Hit Liquor Stores This Fall

That would be quite convenient for backpacking. Save pack room and weight.

Posted by: Citizen X at April 21, 2014 09:09 AM (7ObY1)


It will probably taste as "well" as powdered beer (which is even worse than Bud Light). Besides, a liter of Jack doesn't way that much.

Posted by: steveegg at April 21, 2014 09:15 AM (o44nj)

34 What does one do with 30k liters of hot fuel? Can you sell it?

Posted by: Maj. Beauregard Pug, Continental Army at April 21, 2014 09:16 AM (8c12T)

35 Ukraine Girds For Confrontation



I swear I read that as "Ukraine Girls for Confrontation."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 21, 2014 09:03 AM (zF6Iw)



Ahhh...the Moron reading glasses!

Posted by: EC at April 21, 2014 09:16 AM (GQ8sn)

36 and John Kerry calling Slow Joe "Wilbur."

Posted by: joncelli at April 21, 2014 09:14 AM (RD7QR)


***

Heh.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at April 21, 2014 09:17 AM (MKpBT)

37 Biofuels Are Worthless

Apparently not. They charge about $100 a cord for firewood around here.

Posted by: blaster at April 21, 2014 09:17 AM (4+AaH)

38 In China, due to the contamination, you will now get cadmium flavoured refried rice.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 09:18 AM (wIBSj)

39 butt-chugging and eyeball shots,

The fuck. Can't people just get shit-faced in the time-honored tradition?

It's like these potheads who can't just roll a reefer or use a pipe, they have to make a bong out of a cow's skull or modify their e-gigs into a super vape kit or whatever.

I just never trust people who feel the need to put way too much uneccessary work into getting shnockered.

Now get off my lawn.





Posted by: Citizen X at April 21, 2014 09:18 AM (7ObY1)

40 If that powdered alcohol is legit I foresee some dumb shit coming down the pike.

No, you can't borrow the "sugar" out of my desk for your coffee.

Posted by: HR at April 21, 2014 09:18 AM (ZKzrr)

41 Powdered Alcohol To Hit Liquor Stores This Fall


That would be quite convenient for backpacking. Save pack room and weight.


Powdered water would be totes awesome! Get where you are going & just add water!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 21, 2014 09:19 AM (lUXJH)

42 Gee thanks HR, having flashback to that scene from Nine to Five but instead of poison, sprinkle powdered booze into the break room coffee maker...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 09:19 AM (wIBSj)

43 It will probably taste as "well" as powdered beer (which is even worse than Bud Light). Besides, a liter of Jack doesn't way that much.


We primitive camp.

Every ounce of weight counts when you're lugging 50-70 pounds on your back for miles, in the middle of nowhere..

And when you're drinking stuff with no mixer or chaser other than lukewarm stream water, taste isn't nearly as important as getting hammered.

Posted by: Citizen X at April 21, 2014 09:20 AM (7ObY1)

44 If that powdered alcohol is legit I foresee some dumb shit coming down the pike.


Hold my powder & watch this!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 21, 2014 09:20 AM (lUXJH)

45 Powdered water would be totes awesome! Get where you are going & just add water!
Posted by: rickb223 at April 21, 2014 09:19 AM (lUXJH)


Stephen Wright: ''I bought some powdered water. I'm trying to figure out what to add."

Posted by: Citizen X at April 21, 2014 09:21 AM (7ObY1)

46 High school/college kids rejoice! Now you can hide your booze in your pockets! And wait for bottled water sales to skyrocket at sports arenas around the country. Why pay for watered down beer when you've got a pocket full of rum?

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 21, 2014 09:22 AM (ZshNr)

47 Oh, and George Will used the wrong word to close his political speech piece. It should be "discriminate", because "indiscriminate" would suggest that the weaponization of campaign finance laws target everybody instead of just conservatives.

Posted by: steveegg at April 21, 2014 09:22 AM (o44nj)

48 Powdered alcohol still can't beat the 'Liquor Light.'


http://tinyurl.com/mggxbr6

Posted by: RWC at April 21, 2014 09:23 AM (fWAjv)

49 Eva's! I mused the whine...

wait, whut? fangers? autoincorrect? hello?

Egad, I missed the whole morning thread. (That's more like it.)

Before I go on a day-after-Easter-egg hunt for Vic links, to follow news here, et al., let me say,

Morning, Glories!

It must be Spring in Oklahoma

I slept through my alarm, the house is cool, but not quite cool enough to actually turn on the furnace "just to take the chill off," the three guy cats even the one so domesticated he's been known to come inside to use the litter box all insisted on dining al fresco instead of their inside feeding stations. And it's sprinkling with forecasts of storm.

Springy!

Posted by: mindful webworker - up to something at April 21, 2014 09:23 AM (kUdlA)

50 Ukraine needs to get a better PR department. Lebanon made hay with all those cute girls in the 2011 Cedar Revolution, and Ukraine has no shortage of hot chicks. America can't figure out complicated politics,or understand geo-political bullshit, but we would certainly see a lot of air-time devoted to "Checkpoint Girls" and "Uranian Twins For NATO".

Posted by: MTF at April 21, 2014 09:23 AM (F58x4)

51 Why pay for watered down beer when you've got a pocket full of rum?

I do like the idea of not having to sober up when the game goes to 14 innings.

Posted by: HR at April 21, 2014 09:23 AM (ZKzrr)

52
Anybody enjoy GOT last night? Too much blood and guts. The show loses something when Tyrion isn't playing a major role or is in the hoosegaw.

Posted by: Sad Pug at April 21, 2014 09:24 AM (8c12T)

53 {The Closing of the Academic Mind}"...the self-censorial dogma of the academy will inevitably trickle out beyond the boundaries of the university campus..."


***


They'd better keep their self-censorial dogma in the yard or it might get run over by someone's self-deterministic karma.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at April 21, 2014 09:25 AM (MKpBT)

54 So Traitor Snowden's feelings are hurt?

Of course, the source of those hurt feelings is probably the same way the Russians turned him -- his delusions of grandeur. He thinks he's an uber-genius and not a lowly IT geek used by Russian intel officers much smarter than him.

Apparently Snowden wasn't offended that millions though he was a traitor -- but he was offended at the idea that millions thought he was stupid. His ego can't bear being laughed at for being dumb.

That ego and those delusions are no doubt how he was identified, targeted, and turned by Russian intel. Didn't he used to run anime geek message boards or something and brag about his super secret job? As if the intel agencies of the world don't know to monitor geek hangouts online looking for disaffected natsec IT geeks.

MICE - Money, Ideology, Coercion, Ego.
Snowden appears to be a mix of Ideology and Ego.


Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 21, 2014 09:27 AM (ZPrif)

55 We primitive camp.

Every ounce of weight counts when you're lugging 50-70 pounds on your back for miles, in the middle of nowhere..

And when you're drinking stuff with no mixer or chaser other than lukewarm stream water, taste isn't nearly as important as getting hammered.

Posted by: Citizen X at April 21, 2014 09:20 AM (7ObY1)


Try portaging 130 pounds up and down wet rocks in the middle of nowhere and then staying out in that middle of nowhere for 12 days. I'll take my 40 ounces of fully-hydrated booze every day of the week and twice on weekends.

Sugar-free Kool-Aid works wonders out in the wilderness as well.

Posted by: steveegg at April 21, 2014 09:27 AM (o44nj)

56 Free Speech is not for the Individual. It's for the collective.

Posted by: Justice Breyer at April 21, 2014 09:28 AM (V70Uh)

57 2nd Amendment
Clive Bundy
Ukraine

Looks like a pattern is developing. When government can legally take away your food by putting producers out of business, when government disarms citizens and dismantles the national defense, think happy thoughts, happy, happy thoughts. Don't worry, be happy.

Posted by: Williams the Youngest at April 21, 2014 09:29 AM (qaLiI)

58 So if I pour my powdered rum into water, and pour that mixture into Coke, I might actually have something drinkable? Not so great for camping, but excellent for outdoor public spaces that don't serve alcohol.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 21, 2014 09:29 AM (ZshNr)

59 " Wouldnt it be great to have alcohol in powder form so all one had to do is add water? Since powder is light and compact, it wouldnt be a burden to carry.

"Awesome!!" - Every underage drinker

Just like pot-infused candy, this is more concentrated and easier to smuggle.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 21, 2014 09:31 AM (pt5t7)

60 @58 Lincoln, I can't escape the notion that Fizzies are involved somehow.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 21, 2014 09:33 AM (xq1UY)

61 *feels a great lurching in the Force of Sanity*

Powdered alcohol flavoured condoms.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 09:33 AM (wIBSj)

62 Well, the good news about China's Christians is this:

"Among China's Protestants are also many millions who worship at illegal underground "house churches", which hold unsupervised services often in people's homes in an attempt to evade the prying eyes of the Communist Party."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2014 09:34 AM (XyM/Y)

63 Boston "stay in your house, don't go on the street, and leave your door unlocked to facilitate warrantless searches" strong.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 21, 2014 09:34 AM (aq5Dc)

64 I'm too lazy to look it up, but a hiking buddy had some kind of microbrew concentrate that he brought on the last camping trip. It was a hell of a lot of effort for what it was. I remember him doing something to the bottle and shaking it for like 15 minutes in order to carbonate it or something. And the taste was passable but it was still more novelty than anything.

FWIW.

Posted by: @johntant at April 21, 2014 09:36 AM (272LZ)

65 That train clip is enthralling. It really is.


*faceplants*


Back at work. Don't wanna. Need powdered booze. Or regular booze. Booze in general. Hmmm. The Boss is out all week. Maybe I could get away with some "sweet tea" at my desk. Shall ponder.

(Actually, it's not nearly as bad as I anticipated which now means that I am looking over my shoulder waiting for whatever horribleness is going to pounce to do so)


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 21, 2014 09:36 AM (mf5HN)

66 Whoa!


Drudge has a story up that says scientists have found the first case of "genital reversal": female penis, male vagina.



Posted by: EC at April 21, 2014 09:36 AM (GQ8sn)

67 Jim Geraghty says there's a big hubbub in lefty metro political circles about Cheksea Clinton and he can't understand why. I can; she's the Kim Kardashian of Washington.

There's always a no-talent hack with a great PR team lurking in each of these discrete worlds. And political D.C. Probably isn't that different a world than entertainment L.A. anyway.

Posted by: MTF at April 21, 2014 09:36 AM (F58x4)

68
SF's huge homeless spending

The City spends $167M annually, about $458K per day, to house and help the homeless

http://tinyurl.com/l8o9x4w

Associated factoid: "the SF Human Services Agency 2013 homeless count taken by 334 volunteers canvassed The City's streets, parks, alleys and shelters. The count indicated that the number of homeless people, including those in shelters or transitional housing, remained roughly flat at 6,436. "



So, SF is spending about $26,000 per year year per "homeless". Which would make the mortgage on a $125k house in rural CA, which after about 5 years would be paid off and the homeless would have a home.

But, permanently solving problems isn't the issue. It's the spending that shows how much you care.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 21, 2014 09:37 AM (kdS6q)

69 Time to power up AlextheChick?
http://tinyurl.com/m85nogx

And I really really need to pry myself away from here. So I can finish that wicked idea of a monster movie.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 09:38 AM (wIBSj)

70 The Closing Of The Academic Mind



The academic mind isn't closing. It's already closed, barred, and padlocked.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 09:38 AM (4df7R)

71 Back at work. Don't wanna. Need powdered booze. Or regular booze. Booze in general. Hmmm. The Boss is out all week. Maybe I could get away with some "sweet tea" at my desk. Shall ponder.


Vodka in the OJ bottle. Time honored classic.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 21, 2014 09:38 AM (lUXJH)

72 Posted by: steveegg at April 21, 2014 09:27 AM (o44nj)


You're so much cooler than I am.

Posted by: Citizen X at April 21, 2014 09:39 AM (7ObY1)

73 >>Jim Geraghty says there's a big hubbub in lefty metro political circles about Cheksea Clinton and he can't understand why. I can; she's the Kim Kardashian of Washington

Perfect description. The MSM always adored Chelsea and treated her with such kid gloves during Clinton's presidency. Haven't stopped since she became an adult and politically active.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 21, 2014 09:39 AM (pt5t7)

74 EC, they had a sampling of exactly one couple? Say from 1600 Penn. Ave?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 09:39 AM (wIBSj)

75 Jim Geraghty says there's a big hubbub in lefty metro political circles about Cheksea Clinton and he can't understand why.

When it's in your teenage daughter, it's a "clump of parasitic cells." When it's in Chelsea Mezervinsky, it's a "baby." (With four criminal grandparents, only one of which has done actual prison time.)

Fuck those fucking fucks.

Posted by: HR at April 21, 2014 09:39 AM (ZKzrr)

76
What is it with university students with the first name Sandra and a funny last name?

But seriously, this Sandra Korn is one f'd up little Nazi.

And our universities are full of them.

Posted by: Citizen X at April 21, 2014 09:12 AM (7ObY1)


The existing University system, like the Media, needs to be destroyed and reconstituted with a lot less Marxists in it, and a lot less government money funding it.


With modern technology, I don't see why knowledge can't be actually free, or close to it. MIT has been offering online lectures for some years.

If people can learn from watching online lectures, I don't see any reason why they shouldn't be able to get credit for it.

Posted by: D-Lamp at April 21, 2014 09:40 AM (bb5+k)

77 Boston "stay in your house, don't go on the street, and leave your door unlocked to facilitate warrantless searches" strong.

Ah, Boston, arguably the birthplace of the Revolution. Samuel Adams would be ashamed.

So fun thought experiment - would John Adams have been on board with this shelter in place shit? I want to say no, but then he did push the Sedition Acts, so....

Posted by: @johntant at April 21, 2014 09:40 AM (272LZ)

78 Chelsea was on the cover of some magazine line at the checkout the other day. The text was something like.. "She's got power, she's got influence, she's got a plan to change the world. Any questions?". They don't even pretend she has any skills or value on her own. Just an extension of the Clinton brand.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 21, 2014 09:40 AM (ZshNr)

79 Scottish Independence Is A Real Possibility



The question is, if they achieve independence, what will they do with it? It's one thing to want it, even to prepare for it, and another thing entirely to suddenly HAVE it. They aren't the world's most prosperous country; without that tie to Britain a lot of ugly economic realities can and WILL begin to surface.



I wish them luck; I just hope they're not expecting it to go smooth as glass.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 09:40 AM (4df7R)

80 MWR, its Scotland. Someone will have another Black Feast.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 09:41 AM (wIBSj)

81
Nine killed, 36 wounded in Chicago this weekend.


Which I don't understand at all. Guns are illegal in Chicago.


How is it possible that since 9/11, more Americans have been shot to death there than in Iraq and Afghanistan combined?

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, who does NOT speak for the Department of Commerce, Office of Inspector General at April 21, 2014 09:42 AM (fwARV)

82 Well, the good news about China's Christians is this:



"Among China's Protestants are also many millions who worship at
illegal underground "house churches", which hold unsupervised services
often in people's homes in an attempt to evade the prying eyes of the
Communist Party."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2014 09:34 AM (XyM/Y)

================
Our local congregation sends money to an underground church in China. They have to move locations every couple of months or so to evade detection. I can't supply details on the church we support, because they need the protection of anonymity. But I do know that the pastors and leaders of such underground churches are often fired from their jobs and not allowed to work, so supporting their families becomes difficult.
The Voice of the Martyrs allows people to send money to various persecuted churches.

http://www.persecution.com/

Posted by: grammie winger at April 21, 2014 09:42 AM (oMKp3)

83 So Traitor Snowden's feelings are hurt?

Of course, the source of those hurt feelings is probably the same way the Russians turned him -- his delusions of grandeur. He thinks he's an uber-genius and not a lowly IT geek used by Russian intel officers much smarter than him.


So, what happened to his hawt stripper girlfriend?

But, no, he's not easily duped.

Posted by: blaster at April 21, 2014 09:43 AM (4+AaH)

84
Pioneering microchip inventor fights California over old tax bill

a Californian at the time, but evidently aware that his forthcoming windfall would be subject to Californias high income tax rates, he moved to Nevada, which has no income taxes, prior to receiving the first of his royalty payments.

The Franchise Tax Board claims that Hyatt owes taxes on those initial payments. The original tax bill it sought to collect was modest but has been multiplied several times by interest and penalties and at last count was about $55 million.

Hyatt has refused to pay, contending the state is not entitled to collect since he has been a resident of Nevada since 1991. Technically, the administrative process to resolve the case is still underway.

The conflict made its way into Nevadas state courts when Hyatt won a U.S. Supreme Court case granting him the right to sue the FTB for harassment. He eventually won a nearly $500 million judgment against the state, an appeal of which has been pending in the Nevada Supreme Court for two years.

Now 76, he contends that California tax authorities may be stalling until he dies so that they can fight over his estate.

http://tinyurl.com/lfwbvrp

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 21, 2014 09:43 AM (kdS6q)

85 EC, they had a sampling of exactly one couple? Say from 1600 Penn. Ave?


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 09:39 AM (wIBSj)


It would explain everything!

Posted by: EC at April 21, 2014 09:43 AM (GQ8sn)

86 Whoa! Andrea Peyser's take on the Kirsten Dunst - The Sisterhood rumble. (h/t realclearpolitics.com)

LINK: http://preview.tinyurl.com/lafytrr (ny post)

Excerpt:

[Kirsten Dunst]

And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armor. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. Thats why relationships work.
The sisterhood went psychotic.

Posted by: mrp at April 21, 2014 09:43 AM (JBggj)

87 MWR, its Scotland. Someone will have another Black Feast.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 09:41 AM (wIBSj)


I wonder if they could even pull it off, or if they'd all be too drunk to do the job.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 09:43 AM (4df7R)

88 Suggestion: The people responsible for security at the marathon today should go live in Cuba instead of turning this place into a police state.

Don't recognize the country I was born in anymore.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at April 21, 2014 09:44 AM (L02KD)

89 >>But, permanently solving problems isn't the issue. It's the spending that shows how much you care.

The Marin county blogger Bookworm has covered homelessness and what is so wrong w/the locals' idea f "helping" them: The Progressives worst mistake is thinking that they know what others want


http://preview.tinyurl.com/ltuoye5

Posted by: Lizzy at April 21, 2014 09:44 AM (pt5t7)

90 Chelsea was on the cover of some magazine line at the checkout the other day. The text was something like.. "She's got power, she's got influence, she's got a plan to change the world. Any questions?". They don't even pretend she has any skills or value on her own. Just an extension of the Clinton brand.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 21, 2014 09:40 AM (ZshNr)


SHUT IT PEASANT!

Posted by: Your Betters at April 21, 2014 09:44 AM (4+AaH)

91 Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 21, 2014 09:36 AM (mf5HN)

Welcomeback, Imperial One. I hope you had a nice vacation.

MWR, I was thinking of you the other day. I was listening to Gilbert Sullivan's Utopia Limited, and, remembering your English background and propensity to ragey rants, thought this chorus hysterically funny:

English girls of well-bred notions
Shun all unrehearsed emotions -
English girls of highest class
Practice them before the glass.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 21, 2014 09:44 AM (zF6Iw)

92 Scotland has a large number of people on the welfare rolls and yes, their economy is in the pits. Yes, there will be a big problem when they're not getting all that sweet, sweet money from England.

I wish them success.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2014 09:44 AM (XyM/Y)

93 The sisterhood went psychotic.

Posted by: mrp at April 21, 2014 09:43 AM (JBggj)


The sisterhood of Vaginalogues did. The rest of the female population nodded and said, "Yep." The vaginalogues are just louder than the rest of us, on account of their cavernous gashes letting out fart noises when they walk.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 09:45 AM (4df7R)

94 Speaking of the university system, I'm overhearing a couple nitwits outside my office talk about all the revenues college sports bring into colleges. They sustain themselves, no more.

College athletics do bring a healthy number of rapists and alcoholics with them, so there's that.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at April 21, 2014 09:45 AM (Ec6wH)

95 Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 09:40 AM (4df7R)

Exactly. If they get independence they'll have to go back to *physically* raiding the English. Most of them aren't up to that much hard work anymore.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 21, 2014 09:46 AM (GDulk)

96 The vaginalogues are just louder than the rest of us, on account of
their cavernous gashes letting out fart noises when they walk.



:O

Posted by: EC at April 21, 2014 09:46 AM (GQ8sn)

97
Scotland has a large number of people on the welfare rolls and yes, their economy is in the pits. Yes, there will be a big problem when they're not getting all that sweet, sweet money from England.

I wish them success.


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2014 09:44 AM (XyM/Y)


So... really... Scotland is a test case for an amicable divorce between the States here, right?

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, who does NOT speak for the Department of Commerce, Office of Inspector General at April 21, 2014 09:46 AM (fwARV)

98 English girls of well-bred notions


Shun all unrehearsed emotions -


English girls of highest class


Practice them before the glass.



Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 21, 2014 09:44 AM (zF6Iw)


I LOVE IT. That is SO becoming my anthem!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 09:46 AM (4df7R)

99 Jim Geraghty says there's a big hubbub in lefty
metro political circles about Cheksea Clinton and he can't understand
why. I can; she's the Kim Kardashian of Washington.




Posted by: MTF at April 21, 2014 09:36 AM (F58x4)


I don't know if that's fair to Kardashian who at least made her own identity due to having a big ass and courting publicity through slutty acitivity. Chelsea's always been the First Perpetual Child and the MFM treats her like a retard whom they regard as beyond criticism as much as they do the JEF.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 21, 2014 09:47 AM (E+IBG)

100 Re: Scotland.



THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!


Posted by: EC at April 21, 2014 09:47 AM (GQ8sn)

101 Scotland has nominally been a separate country for a few years. Not sure what it buys them, but I saw that Mel Gibson movie, so I am for it.

Posted by: blaster at April 21, 2014 09:47 AM (4+AaH)

102
Ah, Boston, arguably the birthplace of the Revolution. Samuel Adams would be ashamed.

So fun thought experiment - would John Adams have been on board with this shelter in place shit? I want to say no, but then he did push the Sedition Acts, so....

Posted by: @johntant at April 21, 2014 09:40 AM (272LZ)


According to John Adams, the man that lit the fires of revolution was James Otis.

Very interesting character, this James Otis. He apparently got his ideas for revolution from this Swiss fellow called "Emerich de Vattel." He says so in the booklet he was passing out to encourage others to consider a new form of government.


Anyway, when he was alive, he said he wanted God to take him up to heaven in a thunderclap.


Guess how he died.

Posted by: D-Lamp at April 21, 2014 09:47 AM (bb5+k)

103 So... really... Scotland is a test case for an amicable divorce between the States here, right?

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, who does NOT speak for the Department of Commerce, Office of Inspector General at April 21, 2014 09:46 AM (fwARV)


Could be. The problem is that Scotland is one contiguous landmass (with some islands thrown in), whereas the Red State/Blue State/Red City/Blue City divide in this country is scattered all over the g-ddamn map.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 09:48 AM (4df7R)

104 Mmm. Powdered alcohol for my Kaboom in the morning. *hic*

Posted by: Chrissy Matthews at April 21, 2014 09:48 AM (Dwehj)

105 Scary concept, a slobbering yammering yowling pack of Vaginalopes....

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 09:49 AM (wIBSj)

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

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 21, 2014 09:49 AM (PYAXX)

107 >>Whoa! Andrea Peyser's take on the Kirsten Dunst - The Sisterhood rumble. (h/t realclearpolitics.com)


Yeah, all that talk about "choice"? It's B.S.
There's only one choice that I acceptable - the full-on feminist lifestyle.
Good for Dunst - I hope she doesn't back down.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 21, 2014 09:49 AM (pt5t7)

108 I wish them luck; I just hope they're not expecting it to go smooth as glass.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 09:40 AM (4df7R)



*nudges this over to your feet*

The expressions are perfectly perfect.


http://bit.ly/1gNfuNA


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 21, 2014 09:49 AM (mf5HN)

109 YOU'LL NEVER TAKE....OUR DOLE PAYMENTS!!!!

Posted by: Braveheart 2014 at April 21, 2014 09:49 AM (Dfaaw)

110 78 Chelsea was on the cover of some magazine line at the checkout the other day. The text was something like.. "She's got power, she's got influence, she's got a plan to change the world. Any questions?". They don't even pretend she has any skills or value on her own. Just an extension of the Clinton brand.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 21, 2014 09:40 AM (ZshNr)


I read last week that Liberals are all in favor of Royal Dynasties for Democrats. The Clinton's are the closest thing they have to one.


Posted by: D-Lamp at April 21, 2014 09:50 AM (bb5+k)

111 Guess how he died.
====
Leaning against the doorpost when a bolt of lightning hit the house?

Posted by: mrp at April 21, 2014 09:50 AM (JBggj)

112
Scary concept, a slobbering yammering yowling pack of Vaginalopes....


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 09:49 AM (wIBSj)


You know when they're approaching because the air begins to reek of rancid tuna.

...

Good GRIEF I'm in a foul-mouthed mood today. WTH?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 09:50 AM (4df7R)

113 Those Scots will sit on their wallets all damned day long.

Posted by: Chrissy Matthews at April 21, 2014 09:50 AM (Dwehj)

114
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 09:48 AM (4df7R)


True.


We'll just have to havea 120-day grace period, during which anyone can move from one region to another.

After that - free-fire zones will be established within 300m of any red-country borders.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, who does NOT speak for the Department of Commerce, Office of Inspector General at April 21, 2014 09:50 AM (fwARV)

115 They don't even pretend she has any skills or value on her own.

As far as I can tell, her value is her pedigree.

Posted by: HR at April 21, 2014 09:50 AM (ZKzrr)

116
Illinois GOP Tosses Antigay Committee Members

When Pat Brady, former GOP chairman for the state of Illinois, urged his party to support marriage equality last year, the reaction by some was swift and angry. Seven central committee party members signed a letter saying they wanted Brady fired for daring to deviate from the GOP platform. Now, six of those letter signers are no longer committee members after a recent intra-party election.

Many committee members found themselves voted out as the party tries to appear less hostile toward women and minorities. "There were [those] that were absolutely destructive and were not good for the party and they're gone," Brady told the Daily Journal. "All in all, it was a good night, (bringing in) a lot of new blood."

http://tinyurl.com/krbur96


Umm -- Big Tent?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 21, 2014 09:50 AM (kdS6q)

117 How to make the OWS crowd reduce themselves to poo-flinging monkeys *pause* again.

Kindly inform them that Chelsea Clinton is a 1% from Wall Street.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 09:52 AM (wIBSj)

118 Come on, how many Kennedys are still dining out on Camelot?

Posted by: --- at April 21, 2014 09:52 AM (Dfaaw)

119 They're tighter than a bull's arse in fly country, I tells ya.

Posted by: Chrissy Matthews at April 21, 2014 09:52 AM (Dwehj)

120 So... really... Scotland is a test case for an amicable divorce between the States here, right?
Posted by: Washington Nearsider, who does NOT speak for the Department of Commerce, Office of Inspector General at April 21, 2014 09:46 AM (fwARV)


Well, except that in the GB/Scotland divide, Scotland is the "taker" and GB the (relative) "maker." When the taker wants a divorce, the maker says (with relief), "Yes, please."

When the maker wants a divorce, the taker fights it tooth-and-nail.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 21, 2014 09:52 AM (PYAXX)

121
*nudges this over to your feet*



The expressions are perfectly perfect.





http://bit.ly/1gNfuNA







Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 21, 2014 09:49 AM (mf5HN)


MY QUEEN! *tacklehugs*

And OMG LOVE. I seriously need a modern day LoTR story where Eomer is totally the protective older brother and Eowyn has to keep running interference so he won't beat the crap out of Faramir for making the moves on his little sister. Because *HEARTS*

Faramir and Boromir were so totally my favorite characters in the movies, with Eomer coming in a solid third. In the books, though, it's so much harder to decide!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 09:52 AM (4df7R)

122 *couriers to MWR and AlextheChick plates of good homemade brownies via the Internets and USB*

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 09:52 AM (wIBSj)

123 >>Come on, how many Kennedys are still dining out on Camelot?

Even the ones who don't bear the Kennedy surname (e.g. Skakels).

Posted by: Lizzy at April 21, 2014 09:53 AM (pt5t7)

124 I read last week that Liberals are all in favor of
Royal Dynasties for Democrats. The Clinton's are the closest thing
they have to one.







Posted by: D-Lamp at April 21, 2014 09:50 AM (bb5+k)


Considering Slick's mother was the town whore and God knows which one of her jizz donors was the daddy, what a perfect scion of royalty for a trash party.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 21, 2014 09:53 AM (E+IBG)

125 I read last week that Liberals are all in favor of Royal Dynasties for
Democrats. The Clinton's are the closest thing they have to one.


I thought the Kennedys were. Then they've also go Cuomos, Bidens, Dingells, Bayhs...

No shortage of hereditary aristocrats.

Posted by: HR at April 21, 2014 09:53 AM (ZKzrr)

126
We'll just have to havea 120-day grace period, during which anyone can move from one region to another.

After that - free-fire zones will be established within 300m of any red-country borders.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, who does NOT speak for the Department of Commerce, Office of Inspector General at April 21, 2014 09:50 AM (fwARV)


I second this motion!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 09:54 AM (4df7R)

127 I'm getting sick and tired of having to explain to assholes like supreme court justice john paul stevens the meaning of the 2nd amendmentt.

Also this notion that the founding fathers decended from outer spacs and delivered the bill of rights and constitution and then departed without a clear understanding of the reasoning is absolutly infuriating.

Maybe john paul stevens should read up on george mason.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 21, 2014 09:54 AM (OCBPC)

128 *couriers to MWR and AlextheChick plates of good homemade brownies via the Internets and USB*


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 09:52 AM (wIBSj)


Thank you, AP!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 09:54 AM (4df7R)

129 Thanks for the info, Grammie. It sounds like a great thing your church does.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2014 09:54 AM (XyM/Y)

130 Oh, good. Now I'm sure Republicans will no longer be considered hostile to gays, minorities. Appeasement of the gay mafia is like throwing Judy Garland songs at a tranny in the hope that he'll turn straight.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 21, 2014 09:55 AM (ZshNr)

131 So... this is fair warning to all the 'Rons & 'Ettes.

My wife is leaving for MI to take care of her mom for 2 - 6 weeks tomorrow morning.

With her gone I'm likely to be depressed, stressed, and short-tempered. I apologize in advance to the Horde.

Trolls are on their own.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 21, 2014 09:55 AM (PYAXX)

132 Anyone heard from Hrothgar recently?



Posted by: EC at April 21, 2014 09:55 AM (GQ8sn)

133 With her gone I'm likely to be depressed, stressed, and short-tempered. I apologize in advance to the Horde.


Party at AllenG's!



Posted by: EC at April 21, 2014 09:56 AM (GQ8sn)

134 Posted by: D-Lamp at April 21, 2014 09:47 AM (bb5+k)

The book "Patriots" by A.J. Langguth is from 1989 and somewhat out of date, but it gives Otis his due. Well worth reading, or giving to your kid if you're homeschooling.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 21, 2014 09:56 AM (zF6Iw)

135
I second this motion!


Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 09:54 AM (4df7R)


Hearing no opposition, motion carries.


Dear libs - You have 120 days to move from where you are to Massachusetts. Any liberal violating my lib-free airspace after that point will be engaged.


Metaphorically, of course*


*for now

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, who does NOT speak for the Department of Commerce, Office of Inspector General at April 21, 2014 09:56 AM (fwARV)

136
And although actually a dance move, this certain sounds incredibly filthy:

Kristen Bell Shows Ellen DeGeneres Her 'Jersey Turnpike!'

http://tinyurl.com/mfpcq9l

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 21, 2014 09:56 AM (kdS6q)

137 Good GRIEF I'm in a foul-mouthed mood today. WTH?
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 09:50 AM (4df7R)



Noooo.

*scurries off to forage from something what to make you feel better*


http://bit.ly/1jqyF0B


And this one sums up how I feel about much of life at the moment:

http://bit.ly/1nCBAHi

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 21, 2014 09:57 AM (mf5HN)

138 Posted by: EC at April 21, 2014 09:55 AM (GQ8sn)

Think he was on the book thread yesterday. Pretty sure it was *one* of the threads at least.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 21, 2014 09:58 AM (GDulk)

139 Not since he wrote on a here a few days about his 47th anniversary and that his dear wife Barbara who has stage 4 cancer was not responding to the latest treatment. Please continue to pray for them.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2014 09:58 AM (XyM/Y)

140 Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 21, 2014 09:57 AM (mf5HN)

Was that first one Peewee Herman?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 21, 2014 09:58 AM (PYAXX)

141 Kristen Bell Shows Ellen DeGeneres Her 'Jersey Turnpike!'



There's another, more accurate, name for that move.


Posted by: EC at April 21, 2014 10:00 AM (GQ8sn)

142 There is so much fail in this picture. I even think the Scottish dolists would arise off their couches, leave their teles on, and smash this fruity bloke's face.

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/selection-du-weekend-84-57.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 10:00 AM (wIBSj)

143 That is a long time to have your wife away, Allen. I will pray for you, your wife and her mother.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2014 10:00 AM (XyM/Y)

144 With her gone I'm likely to be depressed, stressed, and short-tempered. I apologize in advance to the Horde.

Trolls are on their own.


/sets up camera to live-stream

Mornin' Horde. Hope everyone had a great Easter weekend (or Passover or whatevs, remind me when I found my own religion NOT to rely on someone else's calendar...)

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 21, 2014 10:00 AM (rt3TY)

145 Can anyone what actually knows chemistry weigh in on powdered alcohol? It's not like you just take the water out of it. Grain alcohol is liquid already, and it can evaporate and condense. How would you get it into a powder?

Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at April 21, 2014 10:01 AM (JtwS4)

146 Was that first one Peewee Herman?


Tom Hiddleston.

Posted by: EC at April 21, 2014 10:01 AM (GQ8sn)

147 Leaning against the doorpost when a bolt of lightning hit the house?

Posted by: mrp at April 21, 2014 09:50 AM (JBggj)



Aw, you peeked.

Posted by: D-Lamp at April 21, 2014 10:01 AM (bb5+k)

148 Appeasement of the gay mafia is like throwing Judy Garland songs at a tranny in the hope that he'll turn straight.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 21, 2014 09:55 AM (ZshNr)


This is brilliance in a teacup.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 10:01 AM (4df7R)

149 MY QUEEN! *tacklehugs*

And OMG LOVE. I seriously need a modern day LoTR story where Eomer is totally the protective older brother and Eowyn has to keep running interference so he won't beat the crap out of Faramir for making the moves on his little sister. Because *HEARTS*

Faramir and Boromir were so totally my favorite characters in the movies, with Eomer coming in a solid third. In the books, though, it's so much harder to decide!
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 09:52 AM (4df7R)



*glomps back*


Well, I'll just have to add that to my list of things to write you. I love AUs, I really do.

I heart Faramir. I mean. I HEART FARAMIR OMGHEARTHEARTHEART so I could possibly be interested in that.

Hmm. Modern AU. Hmmm. Something in which Eomer has to wear suits all the time because yes please.

Sekrit to AllenG. I no longer feel bad for you in your time of need.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 21, 2014 10:02 AM (mf5HN)

150 Elite Men's runners just started. Top American hopes are Hall, Hartmann and Keflizighi. A couple American women with high hopes, too, including Shalane Flanagan. They start in a few minutes.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 21, 2014 10:02 AM (ZshNr)

151
Hows about a leetle smooch?
http://tinyurl.com/kqn3hjm

Posted by: maddogg at April 21, 2014 10:02 AM (xWW96)

152 The Gay Mafia will still kill you after all the Judy Garland songs, but you will make a fabulous corpse.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 10:02 AM (wIBSj)

153 Gotta love this: Insty links to this story about Tom Steyer, lefty billionaire and crony capitalist, and his business, standing accused of ripping off investors and laying off employees willy-nilly to fund his fancy lifestyle and politics.

http://bit.ly/1nCBTC0

Posted by: MTF at April 21, 2014 10:02 AM (F58x4)

154 Can anyone what actually knows chemistry weigh in on
powdered alcohol? It's not like you just take the water out of it.
Grain alcohol is liquid already, and it can evaporate and condense. How
would you get it into a powder?

Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at April 21, 2014 10:01 AM (JtwS4)


Not sure how they did it, but I'm betting that the powdered alcohol is extremely hygroscopic, meaning it will pull water out of the surrounding environment. Over time, it will no longer be powdered and you'll end up with a paste that will probably lose its ethanol titre.

Posted by: EC at April 21, 2014 10:03 AM (GQ8sn)

155 Aw, you peeked.

Posted by: D-Lamp at April 21, 2014 10:01 AM
===
Yes I did. About 25 years ago

Posted by: mrp at April 21, 2014 10:03 AM (JBggj)

156 That is a long time to have your wife away, Allen. I will pray for you, your wife and her mother.

My over-active imagination (re: disasters befalling her on her trip- pervs.) doesn't help matters.

I've lost count of the number of "plane crash" dreams I've had in the last week. Sometimes I think my psyche hates me.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 21, 2014 10:04 AM (PYAXX)

157 Think he was on the book thread yesterday. Pretty sure it was *one* of the threads at least.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 21, 2014 09:58 AM (GDulk)



Did he say how he was holding up?

Posted by: EC at April 21, 2014 10:05 AM (GQ8sn)

158 Sekrit to AllenG. I no longer feel bad for you in your time of need.

Hey, don't blame me. I have a concussion.

(Yes- my doctor said post concussive symptoms can last 4 - 6 weeks. I plan on using that excuse AT LEAST that long).

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 21, 2014 10:05 AM (PYAXX)

159 So... really... Scotland is a test case for an amicable divorce between the States here, right?



Only they have more single malt scotch.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 21, 2014 10:06 AM (lUXJH)

160 And this one sums up how I feel about much of life at the moment:




http://bit.ly/1nCBAHi


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 21, 2014 09:57 AM (mf5HN)




*HUGS AtC*


http://bit.ly/1pmOT3n



Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 10:06 AM (4df7R)

161 I've lost count of the number of "plane crash" dreams I've had in the last week. Sometimes I think my psyche hates me.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 21, 2014 10:04 AM (PYAXX)

If you had a blog, you could write a post about it. Might be cathartic.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 21, 2014 10:06 AM (DrWcr)

162 Posted by: EC at April 21, 2014 10:05 AM (GQ8sn)

Not that I remember. Heck, I'm only *mostly* sure I did see him around.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 21, 2014 10:06 AM (GDulk)

163
Watch those magazine cover photos of Chelsea -- they will photoshop her chipmunk cheeks out.

Posted by: Sad Pug at April 21, 2014 10:06 AM (8c12T)

164 Time for some cuteness I do believe

http://www.ufunk.net/food/marshmallow-cat/

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 10:07 AM (wIBSj)

165 130 Oh, good. Now I'm sure Republicans will no longer be considered hostile to gays, minorities. Appeasement of the gay mafia is like throwing Judy Garland songs at a tranny in the hope that he'll turn straight.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 21, 2014 09:55 AM (ZshNr)



What all the wise men promised has not happened, and what all the damned fools said would happen has come to pass.
Lord Melbourne

Posted by: D-Lamp at April 21, 2014 10:07 AM (bb5+k)

166 Hows about a leetle smooch?

I just knew what that would be. Looked anyway.

Sincerest condolences to your survivors, I think I saw the Ravage headed your way...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 21, 2014 10:07 AM (rt3TY)

167 163 Watch those magazine cover photos of Chelsea -- they will photoshop her chipmunk cheeks out.
Posted by: Sad Pug at April 21, 2014 10:06 AM (8c12T)

Don't talk about my daughter that way!

Posted by: Webb Hubbell at April 21, 2014 10:07 AM (DrWcr)

168 If you had a blog, you could write a post about it. Might be cathartic.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 21, 2014 10:06 AM (DrWcr)


Maybe.

But she reads my blog (when I post things, anyway), and this is hard enough on her already.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 21, 2014 10:07 AM (PYAXX)

169 Started the Hunger Games yesterday, halfway through book two before bed.

You know the thing about propaganda? It's not meant to convince the doubtful.

It's best use is for those who seek it out, to reassure their world view.

That's what makes it so dangerous--giving these evil, mentally deficient and malicious men an "authority" to justify their support of evil.

That's why MSNBC will never go off the air: Your local Democrat Party chairman seeks out that "news" to justify why he is actually good for being evil.

And I mean evil in the purest sense--when you strip away all the propaganda he believes not one of the policies he supports benefits anyone but the rich, corrupt and powerful.

And he knows it. That's why he watches MSNBC--to drive that truth away.

Posted by: RoyalOil at April 21, 2014 10:07 AM (VjL9S)

170
It's like these potheads who can't just roll a reefer or use a pipe, they have to make a bong out of a cow's skull or modify their e-gigs into a super vape kit or whatever.

I just never trust people who feel the need to put way too much uneccessary work into getting shnockered.

---

Pot doesn't lead to other drugs, it leads to fucking CARPENTRY.

I didn't quit drugs because I hated doing them but because I didn't want to build anything.

Posted by: Dr. Denis Leary at April 21, 2014 10:08 AM (APuJ7)

171 Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 21, 2014 10:05 AM (PYAXX)

Are you watching the kids that long (and post conncussive)? Do you have some sort of local help/support?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 21, 2014 10:08 AM (GDulk)

172 Well, I'll just have to add that to my list of things to write you. I love AUs, I really do.



I think it's time I actually wrote YOU something!




I heart Faramir. I mean. I HEART FARAMIR OMGHEARTHEARTHEART so I could possibly be interested in that.




Faramir is happily ensconced in the squishy, full of love and devotion section of my hollow heart-shaped place. I love him to pieces. SO MUCH.



Hmm. Modern AU. Hmmm. Something in which Eomer has to wear suits all the time because yes please.




*eyes cross dreamily* Ooh...


Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 10:08 AM (4df7R)

173 The book "Patriots" by A.J. Langguth is from 1989 and somewhat out of date, but it gives Otis his due. Well worth reading, or giving to your kid if you're homeschooling.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 21, 2014 09:56 AM (zF6Iw)


Thanks for that. There were some remarkable men at the founding, and some remarkable luck as well.


Posted by: D-Lamp at April 21, 2014 10:09 AM (bb5+k)

174 Did he say how he was holding up?


Posted by: EC at April 21, 2014 10:05 AM (GQ8sn)
==================

He posted an Easter message on the early morning thread yesterday, a nice gospel song by the Isaacs.






Posted by: grammie winger at April 21, 2014 10:09 AM (oMKp3)

175 *peers at AlextheChick and MWR*

Lord of the Rings meets Mad Men?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 10:09 AM (wIBSj)

176 Pot doesn't lead to other drugs, it leads to fucking CARPENTRY.

If you're expending more effort getting high than you are getting something useful done, you just might be doing things wrong. Just sayin', is all, just sayin'.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 21, 2014 10:09 AM (rt3TY)

177 Can anyone what actually knows chemistry weigh in on powdered alcohol?
Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at April 21, 2014 10:01 AM (JtwS4)

I was thinking the same thing. Ethanol doesn't have a solid form, and it's hydroscopic. So whatever this powder is, it isn't alcohol.

It might be something that combines with water to become alcohol. I'm guessing. Then there are all those other things that give quality booze it's flavor.

Posted by: Williams the Youngest at April 21, 2014 10:09 AM (qaLiI)

178 Maybe. But she reads my blog (when I post things, anyway), and this is hard enough on her already.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 21, 2014 10:07 AM (PYAXX)

I was mostly kidding anyway. Seriously, hang in there buddy.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 21, 2014 10:09 AM (DrWcr)

179 With her gone I'm likely to be depressed, stressed, and short-tempered. I apologize in advance to the Horde.


Party at AllenG's!


Seconded!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 21, 2014 10:10 AM (lUXJH)

180 Are you watching the kids that long (and post conncussive)? Do you have some sort of local help/support?

Yes.

My brother's fiance will be helping some (mostly picking up the kids from school), and my Mom is going to come in some to help. I *think* we've got most of the logistics squared away.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 21, 2014 10:10 AM (PYAXX)

181 Powdered alcohol will end up killing a bunch of people, of course. I supposedly almost died once from alcohol poisoning, and had to do it the old-fashioned way.

Posted by: Baldy at April 21, 2014 10:10 AM (2bql3)

182 http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/selection-du-weekend-84-57.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 10:00 AM (wIBSj)


S--A!

T-U-R!

D-A-Y!

Night!

Posted by: blaster at April 21, 2014 10:11 AM (4+AaH)

183 I've lost count of the number of "plane crash" dreams I've had in the last week. Sometimes I think my psyche hates me.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 21, 2014 10:04 AM (PYAXX)



At least you've got us, AG. Feel free to vent.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 10:11 AM (4df7R)

184 I can't link to it, but if anyone remembers the old '50s song "Peanut" by Little Joe Cook and the Thrillers, Cook died over the weekend.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 21, 2014 10:11 AM (zF6Iw)

185 OMG 234 girls kidnapped from a Nigerian school by muslims " extremists".Christians I would imagine .

Posted by: steevy at April 21, 2014 10:11 AM (zqvg6)

186 *peers at AlextheChick and MWR*

Lord of the Rings meets Mad Men?


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 10:09 AM (wIBSj)


Hmm... It has potential, though I'm not a fan of the retro 60's stuff. Maybe Lord of the Rings meets Suits?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 10:12 AM (4df7R)

187 Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 21, 2014 10:10 AM (PYAXX)

Good to know. It's easy to underestimate how tiring/exasperating young children can be when you're on your own. Especially when you're recovering from a concussion.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 21, 2014 10:12 AM (GDulk)

188 Whenever Chelsea Clinton comes up, I recall the excellent column by John Derbyshire titled Why I Hate Chelsea Clinton or something similar.

And it still holds up.

Posted by: @johntant at April 21, 2014 10:12 AM (272LZ)

189 20
Are we going to be subjected to "boston strong" shit all day? I'm not
impressed with their slogan since the little bastard is still alive.
=========
They fed them, they housed them, they gave them money and refused to check their background or legal status, all while they sat around to incubate their terrorist thoughts.

Have they cut back on welfare? No.

Have they dropped their open borders support? No.

Have they ditched the stupid PC fascism? No.

I don't think "strong" is the word you're looking for . . . .

Posted by: RoyalOil at April 21, 2014 10:12 AM (VjL9S)

190 OMG 234 girls kidnapped from a Nigerian school by muslims " extremists".Christians I would imagine .

Good chance, but I don't think the warlords/slavers really care. Decent chance more than a few of the girls Muslim themselves.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 21, 2014 10:12 AM (PYAXX)

191 I've lost count of the number of "plane crash" dreams I've had in the last week. Sometimes I think my psyche hates me.

I don't like having dreams of that ilk. They have a...history...of becoming foreshadowing. And my peace of mind is compromised enough of late, thanks.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 21, 2014 10:13 AM (rt3TY)

192 155 Aw, you peeked.

Posted by: D-Lamp at April 21, 2014 10:01 AM
===
Yes I did. About 25 years ago

Posted by: mrp at April 21, 2014 10:03 AM (JBggj)


I know the feeling. I used to be pretty proud of my knowledge base, but nowadays anyone with an internet connection can come up with the same or better info in just moments.


They didn't have to learn it on their own the way we did.


I personally think this instant "expert" technology will have some bad consequences ere long.

Posted by: D-Lamp at April 21, 2014 10:13 AM (bb5+k)

193 I don't think "strong" is the word you're looking for . . . .
Posted by: RoyalOil at April 21, 2014 10:12 AM (VjL9S)


It depends on what characteristic you're describing as "strong."

They seem to be really strong in the Stupid Side of the Force.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 21, 2014 10:13 AM (PYAXX)

194 OMG 234 girls kidnapped from a Nigerian school by muslims " extremists".Christians I would imagine .

Posted by: steevy at April 21, 2014 10:11 AM (zqvg6)


Oh, fucking fabulous.


Boko Haram needs to be gutted like a pig, down to every last infernal member, until the only memory anyone will ever hold of them involves how they were destroyed in fire, blood, and anger. They are worse than rabid animals, and need to be destroyed.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 10:13 AM (4df7R)

195 News flash - the strain of "Christianity" overseen by Communists is no more "Christian" than Buddhism is.
===========
Which . . . fits a big chunk of American "Christian" churches as well.

Posted by: RoyalOil at April 21, 2014 10:13 AM (VjL9S)

196 I don't like having dreams of that ilk. They have a...history...of becoming foreshadowing.

Thanks.

That was very comforting.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 21, 2014 10:14 AM (PYAXX)

197
Hey, don't blame me. I have a concussion.

(Yes- my doctor said post concussive symptoms can last 4 - 6 weeks. I plan on using that excuse AT LEAST that long).

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 21, 2014 10:05 AM (PYAXX)


How did you get a concussion? Jeeze.

Posted by: D-Lamp at April 21, 2014 10:14 AM (bb5+k)

198 Hmm... It has potential, though I'm not a fan of the retro 60's stuff. Maybe Lord of the Rings meets Suits?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 10:12 AM (4df7R)


How about Lord of the Rings meets Boardwalk Empire?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 21, 2014 10:15 AM (zF6Iw)

199 Ranger Sam ends Queda Yemen camping trip with stern warning and Hellfire missiles, but mostly Hellfire missiles.

http://tinyurl.com/lqrrxn6

Posted by: DaveA at April 21, 2014 10:15 AM (DL2i+)

200 News flash - the strain of "Christianity" overseen by Communists is no more "Christian" than Buddhism is.


Which is why the Commie Chinese keep trying to stamp out the TRUE Christianity in their country.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 10:15 AM (4df7R)

201 Posted by: D-Lamp at April 21, 2014 10:14 AM (bb5+k)

Oh, did you miss this story? Week before last, on Friday, I lost a fight with my chest of drawers.

They're vicious when cornered.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 21, 2014 10:15 AM (PYAXX)

202 181 Powdered alcohol will end up killing a bunch of people, of course. I supposedly almost died once from alcohol poisoning, and had to do it the old-fashioned way.

---

I have a feeling that a bunch of people are going to misread homemade drink recipes on how to use the powedered alcohol.

It's like trying to get Ash to correctly say "Klatu Verata Niktu" before lifting the book. It ain't gonna end well.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at April 21, 2014 10:16 AM (APuJ7)

203 Posted by: D-Lamp at April 21, 2014 10:14 AM (bb5+k)

You missed where his dresser drawer attacked him last week because he'd accidentally kicked his dog?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 21, 2014 10:16 AM (GDulk)

204 D-Lamp. AllenG had bought a piece of Assault Furniture that had spring loaded drawers that went OUT! and *smack*

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 10:16 AM (wIBSj)

205 May the light of Christ surround you (and your wife)

May the Love of God enfold you,

May The Presence of God watch over you,

May the Power of God protect you,

Wherever you are, God is.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2014 10:16 AM (XyM/Y)

206
How about Lord of the Rings meets Boardwalk Empire?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 21, 2014 10:15 AM (zF6Iw)


Hmm... Could work.

Or it could go in a completely different direction. Faramir's a hayseed, small town guy. Eowyn and Eomer are big city rich folks who end up stranded in Minas Tirith while their family's private jet is being worked on.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 10:17 AM (4df7R)

207 I personally think this instant "expert" technology will have some bad consequences ere long.

GIGO will have its due.

Thanks.

That was very comforting.


Sorry. I meant when -I- have them. But I'm a worry wart by nature, so feel free to disregard me here. I'm sure you'll have her back safe and sound before you know it.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 21, 2014 10:17 AM (rt3TY)

208 Boko Haram needs to be gutted like a pig, down to every last infernal member, until the only memory anyone will ever hold of them involves how they were destroyed in fire, blood, and anger. They are worse than rabid animals, and need to be destroyed.

---

The mythical Blackjack Pershing method from the Phillipines seems appropriate here.

Catch the fuckers, string them up, cover them in pig blood, then execute all but one of them. Let the last one go to let the others know what will happen to them.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at April 21, 2014 10:17 AM (APuJ7)

209 My emphasis:

"Georgia insurers received more than 220,000 applications for health coverage in the Affordable Care Acts exchange as of the official federal deadline of March 31, state officials said Wednesday.Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, though, said premiums have been received for only 107,581 of those policies, which cover 149,465 people."

http://tinyurl.com/pz2mcb2

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 21, 2014 10:17 AM (aDwsi)

210 i really need a tin foil hat recheck,
i keep thinking how fortuitous it is to see country after country up-ended and re-aligning to more corrupt and less humane leader systems. Fortuitous if the leaders thought this was a better way to minimize peoples rights. I realize the financial catastrophic occurrence of 2008 certainly precipitated countries upheavels it doesn't really explain the MB taking over the mid east or the typically thought corrupt strong men taking over everywhere.

and that of all times in My lifteime, we must have Obama , holder reid, at the helm here , where we look so unept and weak on the national stage? AND that all their strong arming is saved for the american people?
yeah, yeah i woke after having had a bad dream earlier this morning, and it has put me in an unsettled mood.



alex tea, mwr bagels.

Posted by: willow at April 21, 2014 10:17 AM (nqBYe)

211 You missed where his dresser drawer attacked him last week because he'd accidentally kicked his dog?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 21, 2014 10:16 AM (GDulk)

204
D-Lamp. AllenG had bought a piece of Assault Furniture that had spring loaded drawers that went OUT! and *smack*


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 10:16 AM (wIBSj)



It's commentsl ike these that keep me coming back to the HQ day after day, and refreshing incessantly every five seconds.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 10:17 AM (4df7R)

212 >>Boko Haram needs to be gutted like a pig, down to every last infernal member, until the only memory anyone will ever hold of them involves how they were destroyed in fire, blood, and anger.

And every time there's a story about them the number of victims are in the 10's and hundreds - like, 100+ killed in their beds when Boko Haram burns down Christian School in the middle of the night. This is the genocide no one mentions.

Meanwhile, Samantha Power announces that she's "heartbroken" that some Muslims are killed in Africa.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 21, 2014 10:18 AM (pt5t7)

213 You're so much cooler than I am.

Posted by: Citizen X at April 21, 2014 09:39 AM (7ObY1)


Not really - the portaging portion of canoeing and backpacking involve very different forms, though ultimately similar, of lugging shit overland. Backpacking - less weight, better-defined trails, but a lot further distance usually not near a source of water. Portaging - more weight, less-defined trails, a lot shorter distance (usually under a mile) near sources of water.

Posted by: steveegg at April 21, 2014 10:18 AM (o44nj)

214 209 My emphasis:

"Georgia insurers received more than 220,000 applications for health coverage in the Affordable Care Acts exchange as of the official federal deadline of March 31, state officials said Wednesday.Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, though, said premiums have been received for only 107,581 of those policies, which cover 149,465 people."

http://tinyurl.com/pz2mcb2

---

Not really surprised.

I figure a good chunk of those remainign 110,000 applications are from the same idiots who called up insurance companies the day after the bill passed saying "I want my free ObamaCare!"

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at April 21, 2014 10:18 AM (APuJ7)

215 Hey, don't blame me. I have a concussion.

(Yes- my doctor said post concussive symptoms can last 4 - 6 weeks. I plan on using that excuse AT LEAST that long).
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 21, 2014 10:05 AM (PYAXX)



What the hell! No! *bubblewraps*


Okay. That's it. I am sternfacing the Horde so much right now, you do not even know.

No getting hurt.

No getting sick.

No getting injured in totally innocent ways that have nothing whatsoever to do with attempting that thing you saw that time you "accidentally" looked through the Karma Sutra.

No getting your hearts broken.

No bad things.

None.

I swear, I will turn this blog around.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 21, 2014 10:18 AM (mf5HN)

216 "ultimately similar effort", even.

Posted by: steveegg at April 21, 2014 10:19 AM (o44nj)

217 Catch the fuckers, string them up, cover them in pig
blood, then execute all but one of them. Let the last one go to let
the others know what will happen to them.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at April 21, 2014 10:17 AM (APuJ7)


I wholeheartedly approve. I would also include shoving a remote-controlled explosive up the survivor's ass, so that once he's told his fellow monsters what will happen to them if they pull this shit anymore, his pig's blood soaked meat sack will go KABOOM! and splatter them all.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 10:20 AM (4df7R)

218 Boko Harman sounds like the name of some rock group. Too bad they aren't that instead of being a murderous evil Islamic group.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2014 10:20 AM (XyM/Y)

219 First two miles were done in 9:43, Keflezighi in the lead. Considered a moderate pace. Flanagan leading for the Women. A friend of mine is still waiting for her "Wave" of runners to be released from the Start line. Nice girl, never got to finish last year. Able to track her progress online, supposedly. I'm not going to, but I'm sure I'll see updates on FB.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 21, 2014 10:20 AM (ZshNr)

220 Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 21, 2014 10:18 AM (mf5HN)

That said...

How was your trip?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 21, 2014 10:21 AM (PYAXX)

221 78
Chelsea was on the cover of some magazine line at the checkout the other
day. The text was something like.. "She's got power, she's got
influence, she's got a plan to change the world. Any questions?". They
don't even pretend she has any skills or value on her own. Just an
extension of the Clinton brand.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 21, 2014 09:40 AM (ZshNr)
****************
Would be fun to put a bright sticky note on that -- Skills?Work Experience?

Posted by: gracepmc at April 21, 2014 10:21 AM (rznx3)

222
190 -

Yep, it was more the fact that you had girls in school. The nerve of them... wanting to learn.

So now they'll be sold off as wives/sex slaves.

Why we're still essentially alone in this fight against radical Islam, I do not know, but the feminazis don't seem to care, the ordinary race baiters don't seem to care. It's almost like the stuff they preach about women's rights, and caring about the poor downtrodden is all lip service, and what they really are after is their own political power, and personal enrichment.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2014 10:21 AM (TOk1P)

223 Boko Harman sounds like the name of some rock group. Too bad they aren't that instead of being a murderous evil Islamic group.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2014 10:20 AM (XyM/Y)


You're thinking of Procol Harum.

Posted by: EC at April 21, 2014 10:21 AM (GQ8sn)

224
I would also include shoving a remote-controlled explosive up the survivor's ass

---

Which reminds me, I need to re-watch Man On Fire...

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at April 21, 2014 10:21 AM (APuJ7)

225
I swear, I will turn this blog around.





Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 21, 2014 10:18 AM (mf5HN)


...If you turn the blog around, though, can we go back to the time we had formatting? And ampersands?
It should only take about #twoweeks

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 10:21 AM (4df7R)

226 General from Stripes, "Gentlemen I give you the new way of waging war. The Mk. 117 Remote Detonated Mini-Bomb. We call it the Colon Blow."

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 10:21 AM (wIBSj)

227
Interesting news from Krautistan. There's a rising independent party called Alternative fr Deutschland. There's a youth faction of that called Junge Alternative (JA).

JA women are actively campaigning against feminism. "I am not a feminist, because my man is my cliff (rock) in the waves and not my class enemy", and many similar sentiments on posters.

http://bit.ly/QrKHzD

Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at April 21, 2014 10:22 AM (JtwS4)

228 Chelsea was on the cover of some magazine line at the checkout the other

day. The text was something like.. "She's got power, she's got

influence, she's got a plan to change the world. Any questions?". They

don't even pretend she has any skills or value on her own. Just an

extension of the Clinton brand.



Posted by: Lincolntf at April 21, 2014 09:40 AM (ZshNr)
****************
Would be fun to put a bright sticky note on that -- Skills?Work Experience?


Posted by: gracepmc at April 21, 2014 10:21 AM (rznx3)


"Functioning personality?"

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 10:22 AM (4df7R)

229 >>As far as I can tell, her value is her pedigree.
Posted by: HR

I think it is registered with the kennel club.

Posted by: Aviator at April 21, 2014 10:22 AM (3rrMW)

230 Nice girl, never got to finish last year.

Not quite sure this is the best place to serve up a line like that...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 21, 2014 10:22 AM (rt3TY)

231 MOUNTAIN VIEW (KPIX 5) While open enrollment for coverage under the Affordable Care Act is closed, many of the newly insured are finding they cant find doctors, landing them into a state described as medical homelessness.

Posted by: Terry Bradshaw at April 21, 2014 10:22 AM (e8kgV)

232 I know what my aged, diffuse mind was thinking of-the group Procul Harem.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2014 10:23 AM (XyM/Y)

233 JA women are actively campaigning against feminism. "I am not a
feminist, because my man is my cliff (rock) in the waves and not my
class enemy", and many similar sentiments on posters.




Ooooh. These Krauts are after my own heart!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 10:23 AM (4df7R)

234 Saw the Chelsea cover on Twitter.All the technology in the world can't make that girl more than homely.

Posted by: steevy at April 21, 2014 10:23 AM (zqvg6)

235 fine. shuffles back out to find my own comforting thing.

all alone.
by myself
no tears here.

Posted by: willow at April 21, 2014 10:24 AM (nqBYe)

236 You're thinking of Procol Harum.


Posted by: EC at April 21, 2014 10:21 AM (GQ8sn)



I saw Procol Harum open for Butthole Surfers at Proctology Con '97.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 10:24 AM (4df7R)

237
"Functioning personality?"

---

Which reminds me... this entire administration's soundtrack appears to be Cult Of Personality by Living Color.


Realize
Nobel Prize
When a leader speaks
The reflection lies
You don't have
To follow me
Only you
Can set me free

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at April 21, 2014 10:24 AM (APuJ7)

238 Saw the Chelsea cover on Twitter.All the technology in the world can't make that girl more than homely.

They tried to 'shop the pic, but Adobe sent 'em an email saying, 'Nah bro'.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 21, 2014 10:24 AM (rt3TY)

239 MOUNTAIN VIEW (KPIX 5) While open enrollment for
coverage under the Affordable Care Act is closed, many of the newly
insured are finding they cant find doctors, landing them into a state
described as medical homelessness.


Posted by: Terry Bradshaw at April 21, 2014 10:22 AM (e8kgV)




"Thinn Ong was thrilled to qualify for a subsidy on the health care
exchange. She is paying $200 a month in premiums. But the single mother
of two is asking, what for?"



For the illegal alien's family next door to you!

Posted by: EC at April 21, 2014 10:24 AM (GQ8sn)

240 >>Saw the Chelsea cover on Twitter.All the technology in the world can't make that girl more than homely.

Saw a picture of her that showed her legs. Yikes. She has Hillary's calves.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 21, 2014 10:24 AM (pt5t7)

241 Posted by: willow at April 21, 2014 10:24 AM (nqBYe)

I'm still here willow, although I should be outside.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 21, 2014 10:25 AM (GDulk)

242 While open enrollment for coverage under the Affordable Care Act is closed, many of the newly insured are finding they cant find doctors, landing them into a state described as medical homelessness.

Okay, to save time counting...

Raise your hand if you *did not* see this coming.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 21, 2014 10:25 AM (PYAXX)

243
all alone.

by myself

no tears here.



Posted by: willow at April 21, 2014 10:24 AM (nqBYe)


*HUGS!* I'm sorry, willow! I forgot to thank you for the bagel! I desperately needed it. I couldn't fall asleep till after 4am last night, then had to get up at 6. So I'm running on 2 hours sleep and a mess of caffeine at the moment. Food is very welcome.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 10:25 AM (4df7R)

244 What exactly is Chelsea's plan for saving the world?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2014 10:25 AM (XyM/Y)

245 Powdered Alcohol? Bet me kids won't be snortin' the sh!t before long!

Posted by: Travis McGee at April 21, 2014 10:25 AM (Ph479)

246
I saw Procol Harum open for Butthole Surfers at Proctology Con '97.

---

WHO WAS IN MY ROOM LAST NIGHT
WHO THE HELL WAS IN MY BED?

Posted by: Marc Mezvinsky at April 21, 2014 10:26 AM (APuJ7)

247 *puts toilet seat in the down position for willow*


Posted by: EC at April 21, 2014 10:26 AM (GQ8sn)

248 What exactly is Chelsea's plan for saving the world?

I'm sure it amounts to "Ban the h8rs."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 21, 2014 10:26 AM (PYAXX)

249 That said...

How was your trip?
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 21, 2014 10:21 AM (PYAXX)


My trip was lovely, thank you for asking.

I am never going to get caught up on work email. So I've got that going for me.


Medical homelessness. Medical. Homelessness.


Okay, who had executive order decreeing that TFG will make all doctors take Obamacare on their list? Because I think that can be ticked off within the next few weeks.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 21, 2014 10:26 AM (mf5HN)

250 Which . . . fits a big chunk of American "Christian" churches as well.

Posted by: RoyalOil
-----------------------------

Well, we never claimed to be Christians, and we certainly aren't. In point of fact, we have no idea what we are, we just assume a cloak of moral authority.



Posted by: Unitarians Everywhere at April 21, 2014 10:26 AM (aDwsi)

251 234
Saw the Chelsea cover on Twitter.All the technology in the world can't make that girl more than homely.

Posted by: steevy at April 21, 2014 10:23 AM (zqvg6)

Yeah, she didn't exactly win the genetic lottery did she?

Posted by: Anthony L. at April 21, 2014 10:26 AM (qRDBx)

252 "Thinn Ong was thrilled to qualify for a subsidy on the health care

exchange. She is paying $200 a month in premiums. But the single mother

of two is asking, what for?"




"For the privilege of not being in violation of the law, you ungrateful bitch. You're welcome."


- Obammy

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 10:26 AM (4df7R)

253 Why we're still essentially alone in this fight against radical Islam, I do not know, but the feminazis don't seem to care, the ordinary race baiters don't seem to care. It's almost like the stuff they preach about women's rights, and caring about the poor downtrodden is all lip service, and what they really are after is their own political power, and personal enrichment.

The Feminist movement by and large is a way for liberal white women to think they are oppressed.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at April 21, 2014 10:27 AM (ytax8)

254 Okay, who had executive order decreeing that TFG will make all doctors take Obamacare on their list? Because I think that can be ticked off within the next few weeks.

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How long will it take for SCOTUS to dodge the inevitable 13th Amendment case from doctors?

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at April 21, 2014 10:27 AM (APuJ7)

255 Okay, who had executive order decreeing that TFG
will make all doctors take Obamacare on their list? Because I think
that can be ticked off within the next few weeks.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Orion Death Star 2016 at April 21, 2014 10:26 AM (mf5HN)


I've been waiting for that for at least the last year and a half. I'm only surprised it hasn't happened yet.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 10:28 AM (4df7R)

256 Ever notice that the easier life gets, the harder some people work to make it more difficult ...

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 21, 2014 10:28 AM (mUtlc)

257 The Feminist movement by and large is a way for liberal white women to think they are oppressed.

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See the violence inherent in the system! See the violence inherent in the system!

Posted by: Denis The Constitutional Peasant at April 21, 2014 10:29 AM (APuJ7)

258 I've been waiting for that for at least the last year and a half. I'm only surprised it hasn't happened yet.

The "medical homelessness" hadn't been widely reported yet.

Also- doctors and the AMA tend to be big political donors. Ticking them off *might* not be the best idea.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 21, 2014 10:29 AM (PYAXX)

259 242 While open enrollment for coverage under the Affordable Care Act is closed, many of the newly insured are finding they cant find doctors, landing them into a state described as medical homelessness.

But what about all the people in lab coats the President spoke to?!

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at April 21, 2014 10:29 AM (ytax8)

260 Two cups of coffee down.

Contemplating a third.

'Cause I'm still in as pissy a mood as when I woke up.

Posted by: RoyalOil at April 21, 2014 10:29 AM (VjL9S)

261
253 -

Well, knowing many of these feminist types, the one common denominator appears to be, although you can NEVER say it: "daddy issues."

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2014 10:29 AM (TOk1P)

262 But what about all the people in lab coats the President spoke to?!
Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at April 21, 2014 10:29 AM (ytax


They were all thinking, "Yeah. Right. Let us know how that works out for ya."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 21, 2014 10:30 AM (PYAXX)

263 The Feminist movement by and large is a way for liberal white women to think they are oppressed.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at April 21, 2014 10:27 AM (ytax



The "Feminist" movement is comprised of a bunch of idiot vaginalogues and pussywhipped "men" who want to blame the rest of society for their own shortcomings and utter failure at leading happy, fulfilling lives. I spit on them all and curse them with a pox on their houses.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 10:30 AM (4df7R)

264 Mr. Obama has concluded that even if there is a resolution to the current standoff over Crimea and eastern Ukraine, he will never have a constructive relationship with Mr. Putin, aides said. As a result, Mr. Obama will spend his final two and a half years in office trying to minimize the disruption Mr. Putin can cause, preserve whatever marginal cooperation can be saved and otherwise ignore the master of the Kremlin in favor of other foreign policy areas where progress remains possible.

... notice that this sounds so much like a story that started with "I Won"

Posted by: Lee Harvey Oswald at April 21, 2014 10:30 AM (e8kgV)

265 251 234
Saw the Chelsea cover on Twitter.All the technology in the world can't make that girl more than homely.

Posted by: steevy at April 21, 2014 10:23 AM (zqvg6)

Yeah, she didn't exactly win the genetic lottery did she?
Posted by: Anthony L. at April 21, 2014 10:26 AM (qRDBx)

Having the Clinton machine behind you turns a 4 into an 8.

Posted by: joncelli at April 21, 2014 10:30 AM (RD7QR)

266 I'm thinking of starting a new church, The First Church of The Self-Righteous. I figure there is an untapped base of progressives looking for spiritual meaning, without the underlying demand of an identifiable morality.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 21, 2014 10:30 AM (aDwsi)

267 Ever notice that the easier life gets, the harder some people work to make it more difficult ...

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 21, 2014 10:28 AM (mUtlc)

*That* should count as a definition insanity. I've always figured that it was due to a serious lack of perspective because the other option is straight evil.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 21, 2014 10:30 AM (GDulk)

268 260 Two cups of coffee down.

Contemplating a third.

'Cause I'm still in as pissy a mood as when I woke up.

---

Keep drinking that much coffee and you'll transition from "pissy mood" to "shitty mood" quickly.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at April 21, 2014 10:31 AM (APuJ7)

269 What exactly is Chelsea's plan for saving the world?

Did it say "save" or "change"? Entirely different things, as we all know.


She's prettier than I am, and born rich, and guaranteed admission to any college she wanted, and guaranteed to get any six-figure job or political office she wants, so yeah, I'd say she won the fucking "genetic lottery."

Posted by: HR at April 21, 2014 10:31 AM (ZKzrr)

270 265 251 234
Saw the Chelsea cover on Twitter.All the technology in the world can't make that girl more than homely.

Posted by: steevy at April 21, 2014 10:23 AM (zqvg6)

Yeah, she didn't exactly win the genetic lottery did she?
Posted by: Anthony L. at April 21, 2014 10:26 AM (qRDBx)

Having the Clinton machine behind you turns a 4 into an 8.

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Going from a 1 to a 2 may be a huge improvement, but it's not enough on its own.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at April 21, 2014 10:31 AM (APuJ7)

271 the Rural Way piece by VDH is terrific, speaking of his farmer/rancher grandfathers:

Making it, as I at sixty look back at them now, was probably defined as talking bluntly, gaining a reputation for straight shooting, paying all your bills on time, never making excuses for failure, and in general being loyal to friends and of some worry to enemies. To understand Bundys fatalism is to appreciate the rural way and its polite contempt for the softer world of the city and the mush that now passes for making it.

Posted by: thunderb at April 21, 2014 10:31 AM (zOTsN)

272
Oh, did you miss this story? Week before last, on Friday, I lost a fight with my chest of drawers.

They're vicious when cornered.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 21, 2014 10:15 AM (PYAXX)


Don't you just hate that when that happens?


Posted by: D-Lamp at April 21, 2014 10:31 AM (bb5+k)

273 Also- doctors and the AMA tend to be big political donors. Ticking them off *might* not be the best idea.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at April 21, 2014 10:29 AM (PYAXX)


HAH! Obammy is so tone deaf I doubt he'll care about that. He'll do it anyway and, when doctors protest, he'll get pissy and tell them, "You're daring to question ME, plebes? I'm altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 10:32 AM (4df7R)

274 Yeah, she didn't exactly win the genetic lottery did she?
----------------------

See: Amy Carter
Another example

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 21, 2014 10:32 AM (aDwsi)

275 MWR, you just summed up why radical Islam and Modern Liberalism, of which Feminism is a sub-set, are so closely aligned. Both are built around the concept of "I wuz robbed!" so regular people can get angry and surrender their lives to the manipulators.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 10:32 AM (wIBSj)

276 MOUNTAIN VIEW (KPIX 5) While open enrollment for
coverage under the Affordable Care Act is closed, many of the newly
insured are finding they cant find doctors, landing them into a state
described as medical homelessness.


Posted by: Terry Bradshaw at April 21, 2014 10:22 AM (e8kgV)

Even if they found doctors, they are still stuck with high deductibles and co payments. Very few people will see any benefit from ACA unless they are run over by a truck. .

Posted by: Sad Pug at April 21, 2014 10:32 AM (8c12T)

277 274 Yeah, she didn't exactly win the genetic lottery did she?
----------------------

See: Amy Carter
Another example

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Jack Carter tried to ride his genetic lottery into a Senate seat in Nevada. I guess being the scion of the worst president before Obama doesn't help much.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at April 21, 2014 10:32 AM (APuJ7)

278 I'm thinking of starting a new church, The First Church of The Self-Righteous.

If there are veggies in the Jello, I'm loading up the trebuchets.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 21, 2014 10:33 AM (rt3TY)

279 Very few people will see any benefit from ACA unless they are run over by a truck. .

---

*honk honk*

Posted by: The Obama Bus at April 21, 2014 10:33 AM (APuJ7)

280
I'm thinking of starting a new church, The First Church of The Self-Righteous.



Instead of singing hymns, there will be selfies.

Posted by: EC at April 21, 2014 10:33 AM (GQ8sn)

281 I'm thinking of starting a new church, The First
Church of The Self-Righteous. I figure there is an untapped base of
progressives looking for spiritual meaning, without the underlying
demand of an identifiable morality.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 21, 2014 10:30 AM (aDwsi)


You'll have to pry a bunch of them away from the United Orthodox Church of Scienciness and Devotion to Mother Gaia. But be careful --- those AGW preachers fight NASTY.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 10:34 AM (4df7R)

282 Having coffee. Been away for a few days. It's amazing how not thinking about this nation's problems refreshes the mind. Although, a few people I met over the weekend reminded me of just how purposely uninformed (stupid) people are on so many things. Sad.

Posted by: Soona at April 21, 2014 10:35 AM (cu9Nx)

283 After 11 miles, the American woman, Shalane Flanagan, is still in the lead. Being closely chased by an Ethiopian.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 21, 2014 10:35 AM (ZshNr)

284 Or the Episcopalians who are so Democrat mainstream they are suing breakaway churches to keep the physical buildings.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 10:36 AM (wIBSj)

285 In happier news, it appears Fulton Sheen may have gotten his first of the two miracles towards canonization.

Happy Easter to the Horde!

Posted by: AMDG at April 21, 2014 10:36 AM (eFytx)

286 I met over the weekend reminded me of just how purposely uninformed (stupid) people are on so many things. Sad.
Posted by: Soona at April 21, 2014 10:35 AM (cu9Nx)

Remember you are in Oklahoma. Hook em horns!

Posted by: polynikes at April 21, 2014 10:36 AM (m2CN7)

287 In happier news, it appears Fulton Sheen may have gotten his first of the two miracles towards canonization.

Any relation to Charlie?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 21, 2014 10:37 AM (DrWcr)

288 Time to flee. Turn off the Internet. Chores to do. And write and write and write some more.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 10:37 AM (wIBSj)

289 Kansas HS student don't want their regional HS graduation politicized by Michelle Obama, so Joe Scarborough tells them to shut up.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 21, 2014 10:37 AM (pt5t7)

290 See: Amy Carter

Another example

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 21, 2014 10:32 AM (aDwsi)

At least she was a better S.O.S. than horse face...Treehouse diplomacy FTW!

Posted by: Anthony L. at April 21, 2014 10:37 AM (qRDBx)

291 If there are veggies in the Jello, I'm loading up the trebuchets.

Which reminds me, I bought that desktop catapult AtC linked last week, and it has arrived, but I haven't had time to put it together yet.

Siege weapons were not specifically mentioned in the Global Code of Conduct training I have just completed.

Ethically, am I required to warn the developers, or can I just let loose the next time they do that "hey, this thing we said was done five weeks ago, we changed all the variable names so you have to redo all your scripts" bullshit?

Posted by: HR at April 21, 2014 10:37 AM (ZKzrr)

292 MWR, you just summed up why radical Islam and Modern
Liberalism, of which Feminism is a sub-set, are so closely aligned.
Both are built around the concept of "I wuz robbed!" so regular people
can get angry and surrender their lives to the manipulators.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 10:32 AM (wIBSj)


Yep. The exact same reason these people will never understand the benefits of a Judeo-Christian system that believes in personal responsibility and reflection, and something OTHER than material reward.


The idiots of the global left and the savages of radical Islam feel no need for personal agency, and have absolutely no internal consciousness. They are creatures solely driven by external stimuli. I'd pity them if they weren't such worthless, dangerous husks of wasted flesh.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 10:37 AM (4df7R)

293 JP Stevens understands quite well the Framers' intentions wrt the Second Ammendment...he just doesn't agree with it. That he perpetuates the longstanding bs about its lack of clarity and offers up his oh-so-humble "common sense" rewrite is the same old lawyerly / stealth fascist crap we see oozing out of these types everywhere and about everything. To him, there is no bedrock on which American society is built. The standards will shift to whatever he and his fellow statists find most advantageous.

He is a cancer on liberty.

Posted by: Jaws at April 21, 2014 10:37 AM (eKZp1)

294 She is paying $200 a month in premiums. But the single mother of two is asking, what for?"

"For the privilege of not being in violation of the law, you ungrateful bitch. You're welcome."

- Obammy
Posted by: MWR


Bossy Beth is bossy.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 21, 2014 10:38 AM (lUXJH)

295 Any relation to Charlie?
Posted by: Insomniac at April 21, 2014 10:37 AM (DrWcr)

Kind of. Martin changed his name from Estevez to Sheen in honor of Fulton Sheen, and Charlie kept it as well.

Posted by: AMDG at April 21, 2014 10:38 AM (eFytx)

296 284 Or the Episcopalians who are so Democrat mainstream they are suing breakaway churches to keep the physical buildings.

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Yeah, the US church leadership has been a dumpster fire for years.

I'd hope that Presiding Bishop Schiori et all coming out of power would fix things but I have a feeling that they won't undo a lot of the damage she did.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at April 21, 2014 10:38 AM (APuJ7)

297 92 ...yes, their economy is in the pits. Yes, there will be a big problem when they're not getting all that sweet, sweet money from England.
***

Bonus points awarded for using all three in one succinct comment...

...correctly!

Posted by: S. Muldoon at April 21, 2014 10:38 AM (lHb9q)

298 woof! Just plowed through both morning threads in record time. Maybe getting up late and speed-reading instead of following & chatting is the way to go? Except, now my head is flooded with all I've read about and all the comments I would've made, all clumped up together!

Well, back to reading.

Posted by: mindful webworker - caught up in the moment at April 21, 2014 10:38 AM (CQzvT)

299 Kind of. Martin changed his name from Estevez to Sheen in honor of Fulton Sheen, and Charlie kept it as well.

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"Your father says he's so ashamed of you he doesn't even want to share the same fake name." - Joke from the Charlie Sheen roast

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at April 21, 2014 10:39 AM (APuJ7)

300 The "Feminist" movement is comprised of a bunch of idiot vaginalogues and pussywhipped "men" who want to blame the rest of society for their own shortcomings and utter failure at leading happy, fulfilling lives. I spit on them all and curse them with a pox on their houses.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 10:30 AM (4df7R)

Most of the time, life is an unhappy and unfulfilling enterprise. It's something you just have to get over.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 21, 2014 10:39 AM (DrWcr)

301 Ethically, am I required to warn the developers, or
can I just let loose the next time they do that "hey, this thing we said
was done five weeks ago, we changed all the variable names so you have
to redo all your scripts" bullshit?


Posted by: HR at April 21, 2014 10:37 AM (ZKzrr)


My soulless ginger side is saying to go with the element of surprise. But the first time you use it, only send something light and fairly innocuous, like circus peanuts. Then, when they've been forewarned that you are armed, you can start hurling the REAL projectiles.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 10:40 AM (4df7R)

Top Headline Comments 4-21-14

Happy Monday.

Yesterday, the GAO released details on how Sec. Sebelius shook down outside companies for funding to promote Obamacare.

From Jim Geraghty's Morning Jolt (which you should subscribe to, if you aren't), about half of Georgia's healthcare sign-ups haven't paid.

More evidence that GM got kid glove treatment from federal regulators.

Unions are warming up to fracking.

Snowden's feelings are hurt that everyone thinks he's such a naif.

Gov. Perry's "makeover" is noticed by Politico. "He just seems like a very confident, upbeat and articulate spokesman for conservative policy and values," says former Perry staffer.


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Comments

1 Good Morning Morons. Today is Monday, April 21, 2014. On this day in 1918 German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, better known as "The Red Baron", was shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme in France. Officially a Canadian pilot, Captain Arthur "Roy" Brown, is credited with the shoot down, but most likely he was shot by Australian ground troops with a machine gun. Snoopy had no comment.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:45 AM (T2V/1)

2 Hey, Gabe. Happy Easter.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2014 06:45 AM (2AqeI)

3 More flack on Common Core. NY tests include numerous product brand names leading parents question if these are product placement ads. NY educators deny this and the teachers and school officials are forbidden from discussing it. However anonymous teachers have remarked about it in blogs.


Brands including Barbie, iPod, Mug Root Beer and Life Savers showed up on the tests more than a million students in grades 3 through 8 took this month, leading to speculation it was some form of product placement advertising.


I suspect that the companies making these materials were paid to do this and they never contacted the State educrats at all. Why do I suspect this? Because this is the kind of crony corruption crap you ALWAYS get when you remove local control of a public function and give it to a centralized authority.


http://tinyurl.com/lc8l28q

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:45 AM (T2V/1)

4 The FBI has issued a stern warning to U.S. college students studying abroad: Beware of foreign intelligence officers who are discreetly targeting young, often naive Americans for espionage activities.


I don't know why Fox is just getting around to this. It is an old story.


http://tinyurl.com/ln5lxws

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:45 AM (T2V/1)

5 An Easter miracle. A 16 year old boy stowed away on a flight from San Jose to Hawaii in the wheel well of the aircraft. He survived a 5.5 hour flight at 38,000 feet.


http://tinyurl.com/mha3vsj

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:46 AM (T2V/1)

6 Authorities are claiming that the guns used by the Kansas City shooter were purchased by a "strawman". I just wonder how they know this and if it is true. We know that these background checks where felons attempt to buy guns do not work very well. This smells of some kind of push by the Obamanites.


http://tinyurl.com/k5tz6tn

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:46 AM (T2V/1)

7 DAY 531

932 to go (1,006 to Inauguration Day 2017)


Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, McCain's, McConnell's, McAuliffe's, Maduro's, MIRV's, Mexifornians, menacing Mozillan 'mo's, Mugwumps, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, martial law, miscreants, microagressors, minions, 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 April 21, 2014 06:46 AM (CMkNk)

8 Kraft is recalling 96,000 pounds of hot dogs that "may" contain cheese and thus are mislabeled.


http://tinyurl.com/kqamqce

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:46 AM (T2V/1)

9 RIP Kevin Sharp at 43 from stomach complications from cancer surgery.


http://tinyurl.com/kgpdtn4

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:46 AM (T2V/1)

10 The NY Post takes on the Pulitzer for rewarding Snowden who they label as a traitor and criminal. I have some news for Mr. Goodwin, this is nothing new for this organization. In fact, I would say this is true for most international "reward" organizations.


http://tinyurl.com/mgknrd9

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:47 AM (T2V/1)

11 Another sign that real inflation is in a runaway mode; credit card interest has jumped back to 21% reminiscent of the Carter years.


http://tinyurl.com/kbb38hs

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:47 AM (T2V/1)

12 The US is going to Hell in a hand-basket as the corrupt Obamanite administration operates a criminal empire out of the Whitehouse and members of the House want to pass a bill to regulate photo-shopping models on magazine covers?


Called the “Truth in Advertising Act,” the bill was co-sponsored by Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen from Florida and Democratic Rep. Lois Capps of California.


So a RINO from FL (ACU 84) teams up with a Democrap from CA to push this crap. Hopefully it will be stuck in committee. She has done a few "conservative" things but it appears she has a liberal streak there as well.


http://tinyurl.com/q7rerwt

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:47 AM (T2V/1)

13 The Supreme Court will hear a case involving the new TV service called Aereo which takes off the air TV signals and rebroadcasts them via the internet for a fee without paying the networks or broadcasters (as cable does). According to this article this case will decide the fate of broadcast TV.


http://tinyurl.com/m635m53


The case arises from American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo in which Aereo won against injunctive relief in the circuit court and the 2nd court of appeals. Copyright law is incredibly muddy but after looking at what is going on here I side with the networks. I like the "little guy" usually but I see this as pure copyright infringement.


http://tinyurl.com/l2bumby

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:48 AM (T2V/1)

14 Chicago schools are in the spotlight again as they incorporate an "Afro-Centric" Jew and America hating lesson plan into their curriculum. Given who the teacher's union president is I am not surprised.


http://tinyurl.com/mh2enc8

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:48 AM (T2V/1)

15 The Gaystapo war continues, as a CA Supreme court committee wants to ban judges who have an affiliation with the Boy Scouts. This crap is reached the levels of insanity.


http://tinyurl.com/kt44f2o

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:48 AM (T2V/1)

16 Another thug cop case. This one in MO. If the details in this case are accurate these cops should go to jail. Of course the cops charge him with resisting. It is beginning to look like all citizens now need miniature cameras hidden away so cops can not see them to record all events in their homes and grounds. You can no longer trust the police forces of the United States. People, Sheriff Taylor and Barney went away long ago.


http://tinyurl.com/ktq48nk

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:48 AM (T2V/1)

17 The Republicans caved on Obama's NLRB appointment and the fallout has been continuous.


The Obama administration is poised to change regulations to allow for union “ambush elections” in which workers have less time to decide whether or not to join a union — and in which workers’ phone numbers and home addresses are provided to unions.


http://tinyurl.com/l3z5f4x

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:49 AM (T2V/1)

18 All you old fart Morons like me remember the old debate clubs in HS and College. Well, it looks like real debate in these venues has now gone the way of the dinosaur as the liberals have allowed them to become just one more venue for radical afro-activist rants and propaganda.


http://tinyurl.com/m3zzn68

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:49 AM (T2V/1)

19 1 Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:45 AM (T2V/1)

"10, 20, 30, 40, 50 or more,
the bloody Red Baron was rolling up a score,
80 men died trying to end that spree,
of the bloody Red Baron of Ger-man-ee"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxzg_iM-T4E

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 21, 2014 06:49 AM (CMkNk)

20 CA Democrat Mike Honda has his campaign headquarters located in the SEIU local 521 headquarters. This is a blatant violation of tax law as SEIU is a tax-exempt non-profit organization that is forbidden from political activity. Will they be audited by the IRS? Hahahahahahaha.


http://tinyurl.com/mhe8yqa

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:49 AM (T2V/1)

21 Yesterday I linked to a story about an elderly FL woman who was killed by a car crashing into her home. Here we have a 16 year old girl killed when a car crashes into her home driven by a suspected drunk.


http://tinyurl.com/kh376cy

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:49 AM (T2V/1)

22 Some of Obama's chickens are coming home to roost. I suspect the unidicted criminal Holder can drag this out though for enough years for them to scurry back into the floorboards like the roaches they are.

An Israeli man is suing the Obama administration after Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx denied his complaint against Kuwait Airways for refusing to allow him to purchase a New York-London air ticket.

Not sure why he is not suing the airlines in US court because his case would be better there unless the lawyers are saying the airlines are "protected" because of a ruling from the government.


http://tinyurl.com/kxc6the

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:50 AM (T2V/1)

23 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 21, 2014 06:49 AM (CMkNk)

heh....

The Royal Guardsmen?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 21, 2014 06:50 AM (QFxY5)

24 The wireless industry is bowing to government pressure and agreeing to implement anti-theft controls in their smart phones. The prices will go up.


http://tinyurl.com/jwzxlw8

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:50 AM (T2V/1)

25 Cankles removed restrictions on US Aid resulting millions flowing to corrupt officials. Nothing new there. The Clinton WH was just about as corrupt as the Obama WH. It goes with being a Democrat.


http://tinyurl.com/mjf943q

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:50 AM (T2V/1)

26 WaTi praises RINO for his "deliberative" method of stabbing conservatives in the back.


Instead of racing bills out of committee and onto the floor for a vote, the Virginia Republican and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee argues that he takes time to try to build consensus on issues such as immigration reform and an Internet sales tax.


IOW I have to get a lot of pressure on those pesky conservatives so we can implement amnesty and a new tax that everyone hates except big business. This RINO has an ACU rating of 84.


http://tinyurl.com/l9l5fp2

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:51 AM (T2V/1)

27 Kindle Daily Deals


http://tinyurl.com/lcokgen


That's it for today folks. And remarkably I reached #1 with only 348 comments last week? I guess the heavy posting Morons took vacation.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:51 AM (T2V/1)

28 22 Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:50 AM (T2V/1)


If you're Israeli, or a Jew-Jew (not liberal Joo), why would you want to fly that airline in the first place?

Unless it's a publicity stunt. Well-played.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 21, 2014 06:52 AM (CMkNk)

29 23 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 21, 2014 06:50 AM (QFxY5)


Yes! At first I thought it was Paul Revere & the Raiders.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 21, 2014 06:53 AM (CMkNk)

30 Yesterday, the GAO released details on how Sec. Sebelius shook down outside companies for funding to promote Obamacare.


And of course there was no "we will make you a deal you can not refuse" in any of these shakedowns.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:53 AM (T2V/1)

31 Sorry, all, no story today. Overslept and have a ferocious headache. But here's a little essay concerning the coming (but please God it doesn't) Second Civil War:

http://taxicabdepressions.com/?p=1193

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 21, 2014 06:53 AM (zF6Iw)

32 Gov. Perry's "makeover" is noticed by Politico. "He just seems like a very confident, upbeat and articulate spokesman for conservative policy and values," says former Perry staffer.


Most likely he will be at the top of my list again. So far the pickings are pretty thing and yes, the MFM is once again trying to name a RINO or DIABLO as our candidate.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:55 AM (T2V/1)

33 What does DIABLO stand for?

Posted by: GMB (et al) at April 21, 2014 06:57 AM (nkPV9)

34 19 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 21, 2014 06:49 AM (CMkNk)


My youngest brother had that 45 (remember those) and he played it over and over and over for hours at a time. It drove me crazy.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 07:00 AM (T2V/1)

35 "10, 20, 30, 40, 50 or more, the bloody Red Baron was rolling up a score, 80 men died trying to end that spree, of the bloody Red Baron of Ger-man-ee"

They did a sequel, "Snoopy's Christmas:"

"The Baron then offered a holiday toast,
And Snoopy, our hero, saluted his host;
And then with a roar, they were both on their way,
Each knowing they'd meet on some other day."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 21, 2014 07:01 AM (zF6Iw)

36 31 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 21, 2014 06:53 AM (zF6Iw)


Holy Sheeite. Does that ever crystalize exactly how I feel!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 21, 2014 07:04 AM (CMkNk)

37 33
What does DIABLO stand for?


Posted by: GMB (et al) at April 21, 2014 06:57 AM (nkPV9)

Democrat in all but Label Only, normally I consider them a DIABLO when their ACU rating gets down to the 50 range or if they ALWAYS vote with the Dems on important bills.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 07:04 AM (T2V/1)

38 "!0, 20, 30, 40, 50 or more,
Snoopy laid a fart in the grocery store.
One manx died trying to hold his breath,
Then Snoopy laid another and he killed the rest."

Posted by: fluffy at April 21, 2014 07:04 AM (Ua6T/)

39 All hail ex-ENRON guru Paul Krugman's shining example of a government.

Beijing admits that 20% of farmland is contaminated with such things as heavy metals. http://tinyurl.com/l223skm

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 07:04 AM (wIBSj)

40 35 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 21, 2014 07:01 AM (zF6Iw)


I'm sure it's been posted at some point, but I seem to recall in WW1, probably the first winter of the war, the Christmas truce along the front lines.

100 years ago.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 21, 2014 07:05 AM (CMkNk)

41 I learned the truth at seventeen
That love was meant for beauty queens
And high school girls with clear-skinned smiles
Who married young and then retired

Posted by: that 70s earworm at April 21, 2014 07:05 AM (Cq0oW)

42 39 Beijing admits that 20% of farmland is contaminated with such things as heavy metals. http://tinyurl.com/l223skm

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 07:04 AM (wIBSj)


And they are shipping some crops to the US.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 07:05 AM (T2V/1)

43 4 The FBI has issued a stern warning to U.S. college students studying abroad: Beware of foreign intelligence officers who are discreetly targeting young, often naive Americans for espionage activities.

I don't know why Fox is just getting around to this. It is an old story.

--------

Yeah, from like, the Fifties......

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 21, 2014 07:07 AM (tYhq2)

44 Posted by: that 70s earworm at April 21, 2014 07:05 AM (Cq0oW)

You bastard.....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 21, 2014 07:07 AM (QFxY5)

45 Yeah, from like, the FiftiesThirties......

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 21, 2014 07:07 AM (tYhq2)

FIFY

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 21, 2014 07:08 AM (QFxY5)

46 I'm sure it's been posted at some point, but I seem to recall in WW1, probably the first winter of the war, the Christmas truce along the front lines.

100 years ago.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 21, 2014 07:05 AM (CMkNk)


I want to say 1915, but that's just guessing off the top of the gourd....

....and likely wrong.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 21, 2014 07:10 AM (tYhq2)

47 FIFY
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 21, 2014 07:08 AM (QFxY5)


Yep.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 21, 2014 07:10 AM (tYhq2)

48 Thanks Vic

"I consider them a DIABLO when their ACU rating gets down to the 50 range
or if they ALWAYS vote with the Dems on important bills."

Sounds like the whole Illinois (r) delegation to the Hor. The ACU leader had a misreble 84.


Posted by: GMB (et al) at April 21, 2014 07:11 AM (nkPV9)

49 I see the shooting hasn't started yet. I guess you bastards are telling me I have to work again. Damned slackers!

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at April 21, 2014 07:11 AM (X+nFp)

50

10, 20, 30, 40 trillion or more,
The Free Shit Army is stealing the store,
America died from a Marxist spree,
Nothing to fear from Pres'dent Pel-o-see


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 21, 2014 07:11 AM (CMkNk)

51 The NYT all but admits that government is a racketeering scheme.

The NYT never tells me anything I didn't already know.

(The rest of the time, they're lying to me, of course.)

Posted by: Warren Bonesteel at April 21, 2014 07:11 AM (q6kaG)

52 Morning MPPPP, was watching the extras disc from Ben-Hur Blu-Ray last night. I did not know that Myrna Loy had a bit part in the 1925 silent version. Or the 1925 and 1958 versions were both filmed in Italy.

Or that there had been a 1907 15 minute film. This film was made two years after the author had died. Lew's family sued since they did not authorize the production. The case went all the way to the SCOTUS which ruled in favor of Lew's family and ordered the film-makers to pay them $25,000.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 07:11 AM (wIBSj)

53 Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 21, 2014 07:10 AM (tYhq2)

It is my biggest regret that I was never approached by a hot Soviet spy when I was traveling in Europe during college.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 21, 2014 07:12 AM (QFxY5)

54 41 I learned the truth at seventeen
That love was meant for beauty queens
And high school girls with clear-skinned smiles
Who married young and then retired
Posted by: that 70s earworm at April 21, 2014 07:05 AM (Cq0oW)


Please. Not before breakfast. If you are going to insist on posting, then refrain from any dive-for-the-dashboard dreck, m'kay?!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 21, 2014 07:13 AM (CMkNk)

55 My youngest brother had that 45 (remember those) and he played it over and over and over for hours at a time. It drove me crazy.


45? I had the album. 33 & 1/3. And yes, I wore it out.
Morning all.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 21, 2014 07:14 AM (cUARf)

56 51 The NYT all but admits that government is a racketeering scheme.

They cream themselves over (D)s, but the story is little changed when it's (R)s.

Bureaucracy is the problem. Too many careerists. Some careerists are necessary. It is also VITAL to keep that number as small as possible....

...unless you're the New York Times.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 21, 2014 07:15 AM (tYhq2)

57 I suspect that the companies making these materials were paid to do this and they never contacted the State educrats at all. Why do I suspect this? Because this is the kind of crony corruption crap you ALWAYS get when you remove local control of a public function and give it to a centralized authority.

http://tinyurl.com/lc8l28q

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:45 AM (T2V/1)


This is a New York only test. The actual Common Core testing doesn't begin until next year. Last year, New York chose to develop their own test to begin the testing process two years ahead of everyone else. They probably did use the same company that will handle the real test, Pearson. This year, schools are doing what is known as field testing the test. About 10% of the students are taking an initial form of the test to validate the technology and the questions as appropriate. Our state is in the same consortium as New York. There have been no reports of product placement so far.

Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at April 21, 2014 07:16 AM (nj9sX)

58 The Christmas Truce of 1914. By 1915 most of the old chums who made up the armies from pre-war were dead and replaced by raw recruits.

http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-i/christmas-truce-of-1914

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 07:16 AM (wIBSj)

59 The ACU leader had a misreble 84.




Posted by: GMB (et al) at April 21, 2014 07:11 AM (nkPV9)

Under my scale an 84 would get him RINO status. (<90)

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 07:16 AM (T2V/1)

60 @53
Hey, big boy.

Posted by: Ivan the hot Soviet spy at April 21, 2014 07:16 AM (zDsvJ)

61 I'm sure it's been posted at some point, but I seem to recall in WW1, probably the first winter of the war, the Christmas truce along the front lines. 100 years ago.

There have been several books written about it. One I remember off the top of my head is Stanley Weintraub's Silent Night: The World War I Christmas Truce.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 21, 2014 07:17 AM (zF6Iw)

62 #19

We had that album when I was a kid. I was surprised when the Christmas song from it turned up on the Muzak system at the Carmax location where I was doing contract work. First time I'd heard that song in at least 25 years.

Posted by: epobirs at April 21, 2014 07:18 AM (Icq+V)

63 It is my biggest regret that I was never approached by a hot Soviet spy when I was traveling in Europe during college.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 21, 2014 07:12 AM (QFxY5)


Heh...

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 21, 2014 07:20 AM (tYhq2)

64 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 07:11 AM (wIBSj)

Anna, if you go to Harpodeon.com and search for Ben Hur, you can watch the 1907 version on line.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 21, 2014 07:21 AM (zF6Iw)

65 Yay! 90 degrees predicted for Friday. Welcome to Texas. Hello summer, goodbye spring.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 21, 2014 07:21 AM (cUARf)

66 A certain movie for CBD

http://youtu.be/rm9oMGJDY-8

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 07:21 AM (wIBSj)

67 58 The Christmas Truce of 1914. By 1915 most of the old chums who made up the armies from pre-war were dead and replaced by raw recruits.

http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-i/christmas-truce-of-1914
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 07:16 AM (wIBSj)



Yeah, I thought I was wrong.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 21, 2014 07:23 AM (tYhq2)

68 Supposed to be sunny and 75 here today, then rain and 81 tomorrow. I will be dropping out early today for the rocking chair. First I have to hit the store as soon as they open at 9 am. Neighbor came over yesterday and "borrowed" my bottle of brown. She never remembers to buy liquor for Sunday on Saturday.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 07:23 AM (T2V/1)

69 45? I had the album. 33 & 1/3. And yes, I wore it out.


Same here.

Posted by: fluffy at April 21, 2014 07:23 AM (Ua6T/)

70

Two sure signs that I was no longer a kid were:

a) the first time a Playboy centerfold was younger than me

b) hearing "Don't Stand So Close To Me" as Muzak in a supermarket

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 21, 2014 07:24 AM (CMkNk)

71
>>http://taxicabdepressions.com/?p=1193
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 21, 2014 06:53 AM (zF6Iw)


Good stuff, scary, but it's not something we all haven't considered a possibility, unfortunately.

.thanks MP4

Posted by: ontherocks at April 21, 2014 07:25 AM (k+9Bw)

72 The first sign that I was no longer a kid was when I had to go to the "Green Barn" in Atlanta for the draft physical and then got my 1A draft card.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 07:25 AM (T2V/1)

73 Let me correct that last post, my first draft card was 1Y because I was still in HS.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 07:27 AM (T2V/1)

74 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 21, 2014 06:53 AM (zF6Iw)

Sounds like Mr. Wheeler may be a Moron.

Good morning all and thanks for the news Vic. Enjoy the rocker.

Posted by: golfman60 in NC thinking about Mr Wheeler at April 21, 2014 07:27 AM (vVOWk)

75 Good moroning mornings and ettes. Another beautiful day here in NH. Put shorts on for the first time yesterday and it looks like it could happen again.

Loved the "Little Hitler" piece on the ONT so I posted to my FB page to aggravate all my "friends"

Posted by: NativeNH at April 21, 2014 07:28 AM (f7k8h)

76 74 Enjoy the rocker.

Posted by: golfman60 in NC thinking about Mr Wheeler at April 21, 2014 07:27 AM (vVOWk)

I will. You having good weather up there today?

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 07:28 AM (T2V/1)

77 Regarding Kuwati air lines, If my memory serves me correctly, they DO NOT HAVE BOOZE on board.

Posted by: Cicero Skip at April 21, 2014 07:29 AM (3m9Uc)

78 Looked for 'Down Behind the Lines' on YT but no luck. That is the third track I remember well from that album.

Posted by: epobirs at April 21, 2014 07:29 AM (Icq+V)

79 >>Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 21, 2014 07:24 AM (CMkNk)


c) having a Drill Sergeant screaming about 1/4 inch from my mug while spritzing it with saliva.

Posted by: ontherocks at April 21, 2014 07:29 AM (k+9Bw)

80 79 Posted by: ontherocks at April 21, 2014 07:29 AM (k+9Bw)

Did he threaten to unscrew your head and shit down your neck and/or tell you to choke yourself?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 21, 2014 07:30 AM (CMkNk)

81 Sun for the first time since Thursday. It will be nice to see some golfers. Holiday on post and all.

Posted by: golfman60 in NC thinking about Mr Wheeler at April 21, 2014 07:31 AM (vVOWk)

82 Amazon has that album "new" for $70. And snoopy was the first song.


http://tinyurl.com/kwwuyfw

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 07:31 AM (T2V/1)

83 Or you can download the MP3 of the album for $10.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 07:32 AM (T2V/1)

84 That's the CD, so the song order may be different.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 07:33 AM (T2V/1)

85 Here's the actual album. It was first on there too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snoopy_and_His_Friends

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 07:35 AM (T2V/1)

86 c) having a Drill Sergeant screaming about 1/4 inch from my mug while spritzing it with saliva.
Posted by: ontherocks at April 21, 2014 07:29 AM (k+9Bw)


Or worse, getting hammered on the flight to MCRD and having to hit the yellow footprints, drunk at 0230.

...and then having three Drill Instructors screaming at you.

Big mistake. Reveille, an hour later, was a nightmare.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 21, 2014 07:36 AM (tYhq2)

87 So last night before bedtime, I look out my window and see a flashing red light in the distance and a shape that looked like a cloud but was somewhat indistinguishable in the low light.

UFO? Helicopter? Why, no!

http:// newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/04/20/
architecture-firm-uses-balloon-rigged-with-cameras-to-survey-manhattan-building-heights/

Where was Ralphie with his BB gun when I needed him!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 21, 2014 07:36 AM (CMkNk)

88 Did he threaten to unscrew your head and shit down your neck and/or tell you to choke yourself?


Or tell you it would take 2 engineers & 3 doctors to unfuck yourself?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 21, 2014 07:37 AM (cUARf)

89 Thanks MPPPP for the link. I think I will stick with the Charlton Heston version.

Did you watch the BBCA show on the history of Science Fiction Saturday night? Good gosh Rutger Hauer looks so old. But had Aldiss and Douglas Trunbull on. And some no-name trans-gender 'author' who's t-shirt they had to blur... *ugh*

They referred to the Machine-Man from Metropolis as Maria when talking about the inspiration for the design of C-3PO.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 07:37 AM (wIBSj)

90 Over at althouse.blogspot.com you can watch Margaret Sanger Slee in 1947 tell Europeans to stop having babies for 10 years. She was married to an oil man so Koch Bros.

Also Hindenberg Crash video.

Posted by: Little Hitler Union Local 666 at April 21, 2014 07:38 AM (Pa9vP)

91 Or tell you it would take 2 engineers & 3 doctors to unfuck yourself?
Posted by: rickb223 at April 21, 2014 07:37 AM (cUARf)


That's good. Never heard that one.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 21, 2014 07:39 AM (tYhq2)

92 24 The wireless industry is bowing to government pressure and agreeing to implement anti-theft controls in their smart phones. The prices will go up.http://tinyurl.com/jwzxlw8

More like the goverments ability to just turn off your cell phone when they don't want you to communicaate with it.

Posted by: Gmac at April 21, 2014 07:39 AM (4pjhs)

93 92 More like the goverments ability to just turn off your cell phone when they don't want you to communicaate with it.

Posted by: Gmac at April 21, 2014 07:39 AM (4pjhs)


I would not doubt that a bit, but they probably already have that through the providers here.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 07:41 AM (T2V/1)

94 92 Posted by: Gmac at April 21, 2014 07:39 AM (4pjhs)


More money for less liberty. What a country!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 21, 2014 07:41 AM (CMkNk)

95 >>have a ferocious headache.

All right, guys, no all caps until he's feeling better.


Easter was good except for the part where I filled the house with smoke while making cookies.

Turned the oven to 575 instead of 375.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 21, 2014 07:42 AM (SUKHu)

96 >>Did he threaten to unscrew your head and shit down your neck and/or tell you to choke yourself?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 21, 2014 07:30 AM (CMkNk)

Not exactly, but he did call me into his office (I was platoon guide) one morning to give elaborate instructions for the platoon through an open commode door while giving birth to a singularly odorific morning deposit.

..he was a VERY sick man.

Posted by: ontherocks at April 21, 2014 07:42 AM (k+9Bw)

97 There were two RG Snoopy albums. One just had Snoopy vs the Red Baron and then a couple of other original songs and a bunch of cover songs (where I learned 'Little Red Riding Hood") and the other had S vs RB, The Return of the Red Baron, and Snoopy's Christmas. The second album was neat because each of the Snoopy songs was prefaced with a little two minute intro that was supposed to be WWI BBC reports from the western front.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at April 21, 2014 07:43 AM (289iv)

98 Student suspended for asking Miss America to the prom:

http://tinyurl.com/ltzukby

I see both sides. I think the punishment was overly harsh for the offense. However, he was warned not to do it beforehand, so he knew the consequences.

Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at April 21, 2014 07:44 AM (nj9sX)

99 Re the Sebelius shake down article.

Sad thing is I know people from some of the places listed on the list of "solicited donors.", they won't have learned their lesson.

Next time big government offers to do something so they don't have to learn virtue, they'll line right up to shoot themselves in the face again.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at April 21, 2014 07:44 AM (HDwDg)

100 To start Monday off with some bang and a wall of sound. BabyMetal.

http://youtu.be/cK3NMZAUKGw

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 07:47 AM (wIBSj)

101 One just had Snoopy vs the Red Baron and then a couple of other original songs and a bunch of cover songs (where I learned 'Little Red Riding Hood")

Was that the version by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 21, 2014 07:48 AM (zF6Iw)

102 Also, Manfred is the famous one, but if you work out the hours flown/number of victories ratio his little brother Lothar was probably the most productive fighter pilot in history.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at April 21, 2014 07:48 AM (289iv)

103 >>>>Was that the version by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs?<<<<

Yep.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at April 21, 2014 07:50 AM (289iv)

104
"I understand the dynamic at play. It feels fairly short-sighted," Masur said of how workers and unions are embracing oil and gas drilling. "This could leave the same sort of legacy as coal." He urged more investments and thus jobs in wind and solar power.

Oh, yes, wind and solar, whose legacy is score some big subsidy bucks, burn through 'em faster than a gas explosion, and then skedaddle, leaving behind a pre-fab monstrosity for which they'll never find a renter or successor capable of putting it to good use.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at April 21, 2014 07:50 AM (HsTG8)

105 Also, Manfred is the famous one, but if you work out the hours flown/number of victories ratio his little brother Lothar was probably the most productive fighter pilot in history.

And of course, we all know the final commander of the Richthofen squadron - a young, steel-jawed Pour le Merite winner named Hermann Goering.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 21, 2014 07:51 AM (zF6Iw)

106 95 Turned the oven to 575 instead of 375.





Posted by: Mama AJ at April 21, 2014 07:42 AM (SUKHu)

They cook faster that way and crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 07:51 AM (T2V/1)

107 Or tell you it would take 2 engineers & 3 doctors to unfuck yourself?
Posted by: rickb223 at April 21, 2014 07:37 AM (cUARf)

That's good. Never heard that one.



I actually saw that here. Yeah, some things stick with you. Wish I could give proper credit.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 21, 2014 07:51 AM (cUARf)

108 Here it is....

Royal Guardsmen Little Red Riding Hood;

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

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at April 21, 2014 07:53 AM (289iv)

109 104 Oh, yes, wind and solar, whose legacy is score some
big subsidy bucks, burn through 'em faster than a gas explosion, and
then skedaddle, leaving behind a pre-fab monstrosity for which they'll
never find a renter or successor capable of putting it to good use.



Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars� at April 21, 2014 07:50 AM (HsTG


It doesn't take long to pocket those subsidies or flow them to cronies for deposit in off-shore accounts while you do sham work until bankruptcy.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 07:54 AM (T2V/1)

110 I was just thinking if I was Nikki Haley. I would push a law through here to make liquor stores like NV Casinos, liquor available 24/7 and the preachers and churches can go back to preaching the gospel instead of telling me when I can buy liquor.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 07:56 AM (T2V/1)

111

G'morning Easter chicks and bunnies.

-- News from the Far East as the Sun rises --

By Tom Phillips, Liushi, Zhejiang province

2:00PM BST 19 Apr 2014

"China on course to become 'world's most Christian nation' within 15 years."

The number of Christians in Communist China is growing so steadily that by 2030 it could have more churchgoers than America, according to Fenggang Yang, a professor of sociology at Purdue University and author of Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule.

"It is a wonderful thing to be a follower of Jesus Christ. It gives us great confidence," beamed Jin Hongxin, a 40-year-old. "If everyone in China believed in Jesus then we would have no more need for police stations."

Officially, the People's Republic of China is an atheist country but that is changing fast as many of its 1.3 billion citizens seek meaning and spiritual comfort that neither communism nor capitalism seem to have supplied.

China is now poised to become not just the world's number one economy but also its most numerous Christian nation.

China's Protestant community, which had just one million members in 1949, has already overtaken those of countries more commonly associated with an evangelical boom. In 2010 there were more than 58 million Protestants in China compared to 40 million in Brazil and 36 million in South Africa, according to the Pew Research Centre's Forum on Religion and Public Life.

By 2030, China's total Christian population, including Catholics, would exceed 247 million, placing it above Mexico, Brazil and the United States as the largest Christian congregation in the world, he predicted.

"Mao thought he could eliminate religion. He thought he had accomplished this," Prof Yang said. "It's ironic they didn't. They actually failed completely."

"They want the pastor to preach in a Communist way. They want to train people to practice in a Communist way," said the house-church preacher, who said state churches often shunned potentially subversive sections of the Bible. The Old Testament book in which the exiled Daniel refuses to obey orders to worship the king rather than his own god is seen as "very dangerous", the preacher added.

"They do not trust the church, but they have to tolerate or accept it because the growth is there," said the Liushi and Wenzhou church leaders. "The number of Christians is growing they cannot fight it. They do not want the 70 million Christians to be their enemy."

"They do not trust the church, but they have to tolerate or accept it because the growth is there," said the church leader. "The number of Christians is growing they cannot fight it. They do not want the 70 million Christians to be their enemy."

The underground leader church leader said many government officials viewed religion as "a sickness" that needed curing, and Prof Yang agreed there was a potential threat.

The Communist Party was "still not sure if Christianity would become an opposition political force" and feared it could be used by "Western forces to overthrow the Communist political system. There are people in the government who are trying to control the church," he said.

The Telegraph, UK
http://tinyurl.com/jwyw6au

...faith-based federal initiative

Posted by: panzernashorn at April 21, 2014 07:57 AM (/vO0r)

112 The liquor stores in North Myrtle Beach are open on Sundays. A two hour drive (one-way). As I understand it, a county has to bring in a certain high-level of TOT (transient occupancy tax) to get the exemption from the blue law.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at April 21, 2014 07:59 AM (V70Uh)

113 <i>"China on course to become 'world's most Christian nation' within 15 years."</i>

In Japan, the birthrate is declining, except among the country's 150,000 Mormons.

The idea of Japan as a majority Mormon country in a century or two is a pretty wild and weird idea.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at April 21, 2014 08:01 AM (UWTjh)

114 112
The liquor stores in North Myrtle Beach are open on Sundays. A two hour
drive (one-way). As I understand it, a county has to bring in a certain
high-level of TOT (transient occupancy tax) to get the exemption from
the blue law.



Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at April 21, 2014 07:59 AM (V70Uh)'
I knew they could sell beer there on Sundays and Restaurants could sell drinks, but I sure didn't know the liquor stores were open. But I still bet they are limited to 7 am till 7 pm (and most not opening until 9)

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 08:01 AM (T2V/1)

115 >>They cook faster that way and crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside.

No, no, at 575 they turned to smoking, completely burnt messes in about 7 minutes.

Maybe 475 would have worked...

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 21, 2014 08:01 AM (SUKHu)

116 there was no BBC during WWI .... 'wireless' had just barely been invented.

G'mornin all.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at April 21, 2014 08:03 AM (V0aFE)

117 Well on top of the new Battlestar Galactica movie getting the green light comes news of a Farscape movie also getting made.

Back to the word processor for me I guess.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 08:04 AM (wIBSj)

118 115 No, no, at 575 they turned to smoking, completely burnt messes in about 7 minutes.



Maybe 475 would have worked...

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 21, 2014 08:01 AM (SUKHu)

LOL, I once sliced up and eye of the round roast to grill like steaks. One of the slices fell down to the bottom of the grill and burned to charcoal.


After I took the rest off to serve I took the grill off and retrieved the charcoal one. I was about to throw it away when MIL said no, give it to me. She ate it..

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 08:04 AM (T2V/1)

119 After I took the rest off to serve I took the grill off and retrieved the charcoal one. I was about to throw it away when MIL said no, give it to me. She ate it..


So many MIL comments....

Posted by: rickb223 at April 21, 2014 08:08 AM (cUARf)

120 Texas Independence Won

Battle of San Jacinto Day 1836

and the capture of Santa Anna

"Santa Anna had disappeared during the battle, and next day General Houston ordered a thorough search of the surrounding territory for him. In the afternoon Sergeant J. A. Sylvester spotted a Mexican slipping through the woods toward Vince's Bayou. Sylvester and his comrades caught the fugitive trying to hide in the high grass. He wore a common soldier's apparel round jacket, blue cotton pantaloons, skin cap and soldier's shoes. [With Sylvester in the capture of Santa Anna were Joel W. Robison, Joseph D. Vermillion, Alfred H. Miles and David Cole.] They took the captive to camp, and on the way, Mexican prisoners recognized him and cried, "El Presidente!" Thus his identity was betrayed; it was indeed the dictator from below the Rio Grande. He was brought to General Houston, who lay under the headquarters oak, nursing his wounded foot. The Mexican President pompously announced, "I am General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, and a prisoner of war at your disposition." General Houston, suffering with pain, received him coldly. He sent for young Moses Austin Bryan and Lorenzo de Zavala Jr. to act as interpreters. Santa Anna cringed with fright as the excited Texas soldiers pressed around him, fearing mob violence. He pleaded for the treatment due a prisoner of war. "You can afford to be generous," he whined; "you have captured the Napoleon of the 'West." "What claim have you to mercy?" Houston retorted, "when you showed none at the Alamo or at Goliad?" They talked for nearly two hours, using Bryan, de Zavala and Almonte as interpreters. In the end Santa Anna agreed to write an order commanding all Mexican troops to evacuate Texas. Later, treaties were signed at Velasco, looking to the adjustment of all differences and the recognition of Texas independence. Thus ended the revolution of 1836, with an eighteen-minute battle which established Texas as a free republic and opened the way for the United States to extend its boundaries to the Rio Grande on the southwest and to the Pacific on the west. Few military engagements in history have been more decisive or of more far-reaching ultimate influence than the battle of San Jacinto."

Texas A+M University

http://tinyurl.com/k88cu5f

Posted by: panzernashorn at April 21, 2014 08:08 AM (/vO0r)

121 I was just thinking if I was Nikki Haley. I would push a law through here to make liquor stores like NV Casinos, liquor available 24/7 and the preachers and churches can go back to preaching the gospel instead of telling me when I can buy liquor.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 07:56 AM (T2V/1)


Here, liquor sales in general are a county-by-county decision. My enlightened county is dry. They haven't figured out that two of the highest-volume liquor stores in the state are about 6" across the county line.

A while back, a local restaurant got an exemption from the state to sell beer. They even agreed to have a separate room to segregate it from the general population. The churches were OUTRAGED! and began boycotting the place on Sundays after church. The owner eventually backed down, but the damage was done. He was closed a couple of months later.

Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at April 21, 2014 08:09 AM (QR7wx)

122 >>>>there was no BBC during WWI .... 'wireless' had just barely been invented.
<<<<<

I don't think beagles actually flew fighter planes either but I don't expect historical accuracy from a novelty album for eight year olds.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at April 21, 2014 08:11 AM (289iv)

123 After I took the rest off to serve I took the grill off and retrieved the charcoal one. I was about to throw it away when MIL said no, give it to me. She ate it..

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 08:04 AM (T2V/1)


My grandfather knew where his bread was buttered. No matter how awful my grandmother destroyed a dish, he would eat it and say, "I like it this way."

Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at April 21, 2014 08:12 AM (QR7wx)

124 Did you know the Consumer Products Safety Commission has a SWAT?


http://bit.ly/1pmGDQZ

Posted by: MTF at April 21, 2014 08:22 AM (F58x4)

125 1,200 students sign a petition for Elena Ceausescu eerrr the First Lady not to give the speech for Topeka, KS high school graduation.

http://tinyurl.com/ko5vya7

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 08:22 AM (wIBSj)

126 124
Did you know the Consumer Products Safety Commission has a SWAT?





http://bit.ly/1pmGDQZ

Posted by: MTF at April 21, 2014 08:22 AM (F58x4)

Hell, the Dept of Education has a SWAT. I think everybody in government now has a SWAT.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 08:26 AM (T2V/1)

127 Did you know the Consumer Products Safety Commission has a SWAT?



For when Elmo goes off the reservation.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 21, 2014 08:26 AM (cUARf)

128 Hey all! Welcome to our annual Recovery Summer show!


Every year as the weather warms up I like to remind Amercia how once upon a time there were jobs and income, along with low inflation at the grocery store. We can have that again.

Posted by: Plugs Biden, a heartbeat away at April 21, 2014 08:26 AM (F58x4)

129 Morning all.
I got nothing

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2014 08:28 AM (t3UFN)

130 Talk about Rule #34... there is even a Care Bears version of SWAT.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 08:29 AM (wIBSj)

131 Rick Perry? LOL

What a dick.

Posted by: Behind Enemy Lines at April 21, 2014 08:29 AM (thLL8)

132 Poor Snowden is afraid that he'll be seen as a pawn, but also afraid that if he doesn't act the pawn, he'll be in danger. Gee, I guess maybe he shouldn't have been in such a rush to aid our enemies and send our allies to their deaths. Fuck him, if we can't get his skeevy traitorous ass extradited, let him rot in a one-room Moscow apartment for the rest of his days.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 21, 2014 08:31 AM (ZshNr)

133 16 You can no longer trust the police forces of the United States. People, Sheriff Taylor and Barney went away long ago.

http://tinyurl.com/ktq48nk
Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:48 AM (T2V/1)

You don't say...

Posted by: Zombie Amadou Diallo at April 21, 2014 08:31 AM (36Rjy)

134 Miranda Kerr in black lingerie, bunny ears, and heels for Easter.

http://tinyurl.com/kj593ph

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 08:33 AM (wIBSj)

135 16 You can no longer trust the police forces of the United States. People, Sheriff Taylor and Barney went away long ago.


http://tinyurl.com/ktq48nk
Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:48 AM (T2V/1)

You don't say...

Posted by: NWA, what rapped F tha Police back in the 90s at April 21, 2014 08:33 AM (36Rjy)

136 Things that are funny as hell:

Wendy Davis web ads on Instapundit.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 21, 2014 08:34 AM (659DL)

137 Some nice pictures of ice breakers trying open Lake Superior for coal, taconite and iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes. Apparently, Global Warming is still just a rumor up there. Maybe this week.

http://bit.ly/1i754xV

Posted by: MTF at April 21, 2014 08:34 AM (F58x4)

138 Morning all. Start your day off with a smile.

http://tinyurl.com/kcqx5v4


Cop Shoots Dog.



No, Wait! He Shoots Himself. Dog Is Fine.



In Riverside County, California, "a large pitbull breed dog attacked" an unnamed sheriff's deputy according to a police spokesman who seems to be having a little trouble taking his own script seriously. "In defense of himself...he fired one round at the dog, and inadvertently struck himself in the leg."

The dog's owner, Jorge Rodriguez, told NBC Los Angeles that the "attack" consisted of his dog barking at the stranger. Rodriguez almost managed to completely suppress his smirk while expressing sympathy for the deputy who tried to kill his dog.

The dog, named Precious and subsequently seen in NBC Los Angeles' news video romping with children in a fenced yard, escaped injury. The "large pitbull breed dog" appears to reach just about knee-high on what looks like a 6-year-old.


Posted by: RWC at April 21, 2014 08:35 AM (fWAjv)

139 Miranda Kerr in black lingerie, bunny ears, and heels for Easter.

Oh my.

Posted by: blaster at April 21, 2014 08:36 AM (4+AaH)

140 The case arises from American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo in which Aereo won against injunctive relief in the circuit court and the 2nd court of appeals. Copyright law is incredibly muddy but after looking at what is going on here I side with the networks. I like the "little guy" usually but I see this as pure copyright infringement.


http://tinyurl.com/l2bumbyPosted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:48 AM (T2V/1) I agree, but it would also destroy these networks, which push nothing but liberal shows on the public, and which dress opinion pieces as 'news'. Not sure I really have a problem seeing ABC, CBS, NBC go away.

Posted by: Blindside at April 21, 2014 08:36 AM (WzWmY)

141 California Obamacare enrollees are struggling to find doctors who accept their newly purchased health insurance plans.
UCSF Dr. Kevin Grumbach calls the phenomenon "medical homelessness."
CBS San Francisco says that many of the health care clinics for low-income individuals that helped people enroll in Obamacare are now seeing those same people "coming back to the clinic begging for help."
"They're coming back to us now and saying, 'I can't find a doctor,'" Rotacare clinic staffer Mirella Nguyen told CBS San Francisco. "What good is coverage if you can't use it?"
The problem stems from Obamacare's "narrow networks" extreme restrictions on access to doctors and hospitals in an effort to cut costs.
California single mother of two Thinn Ong experienced the pain of Obamacare's narrow networks when she realized that her $200-a-month Obamacare plan is not accepted by many of the doctors in her area.
"Yeah, I sign it. I got it. But where's my doctor? Who's my doctor? I don't know," said a frustrated Ong.
CBS San Francisco reports that "Experts said the magnitude of the problem is growing, and will soon be felt by all Californians."

It's called rationing and the democrats don't care if you live or die. What comes around, goes around. How'd ya like them apples

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2014 08:38 AM (t3UFN)

142 How to tie together dogs and WWI

Sgt Stubby of the 26th Yankee Division
http://www.fallendogs.com/story.php?dogID=29

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 08:38 AM (wIBSj)

143 16 You can no longer trust the police forces of the United States. People, Sheriff Taylor and Barney went away long ago.


http://tinyurl.com/ktq48nk
Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 06:48 AM (T2V/1)

You don't say...

Posted by: NWA, what rapped F tha Police back in the 90s at April 21, 2014 08:33 AM (36Rjy)


This is, in its own moronically genius snarky way, exactly what I meant with my story about the Easter play. Don't worry, I won't post that wall of text again.

I think that we ought to be taking a look at reform of law enforcement and what is ridiculously called the "justice" system. It is of a part with the whole government is too big and needs to be reined in thing.

Posted by: blaster at April 21, 2014 08:39 AM (4+AaH)

144 China on course to become 'world's most Christian nation' within 15 years

http://tinyurl.com/jwyw6au

Posted by: Behind Enemy Lines at April 21, 2014 08:39 AM (thLL8)

145 124 Did you know the Consumer Products Safety Commission has a SWAT?
The 'civilian army' Obama talked about in his early days as Dear Leader has been formed and is made up of entirely goverment thugs answerable not to the military, but rather to unelected goverment officials with self preservation in mind.

Posted by: Gmac at April 21, 2014 08:40 AM (4pjhs)

146 What kind of a Peacekeeper stooge would try to remake Farscape, a rhetorical question that answers itself.

Posted by: jeffrey pelt at April 21, 2014 08:40 AM (VYGs9)

147 I agree, but it would also destroy these networks,
which push nothing but liberal shows on the public, and which dress
opinion pieces as 'news'. Not sure I really have a problem seeing ABC,
CBS, NBC go away.

Posted by: Blindside at April 21, 2014 08:36 AM (WzWmY)

I was looking at it from a purely legal standpoint. They made the cables pay the networks a fee, how can they let this other group get away with not paying a fee?

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 08:41 AM (T2V/1)

148 J.J. Sefton,
Thank you for countdown, but 932 days is too long!
Good Morning, everyone

Posted by: Carol at April 21, 2014 08:42 AM (gjOCp)

149 In NJ, our legislature is busy working on a childrens bill of rights - because we obviously have nothing more pressing to deal with


No more shouting at kids to get off your lawns, soon will be a violation of their rights.



"Exploring, running, climbing, and more are part of the "Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights," introduced recently in the New Jersey Senate. The bill encourages children - and their parents and teachers - to spend more time outdoors, discovering the joys and wonders of the natural world."

Posted by: McCool at April 21, 2014 08:42 AM (nCSwS)

150 "The CO allowed Stubby to remain after Stubby gave him a salute."

Heh.

Posted by: RWC at April 21, 2014 08:42 AM (fWAjv)

151 Gay men working hard to join the Boy Scouts. Thought it was a youth organization?

Posted by: Neaville Chamberlain at April 21, 2014 08:43 AM (VrVBw)

152 RWC, the men probably hated the dog for awhile after that.

CO, "Why can't you dog-faces give me a proper salute. Stubby can! Why not you?"

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 08:45 AM (wIBSj)

153 143 I think that we ought to be taking a look at reform
of law enforcement and what is ridiculously called the "justice" system.
It is of a part with the whole government is too big and needs to be
reined in thing.

Posted by: blaster at April 21, 2014 08:39 AM (4+AaH)


What we need to do is first, totally eliminate the "federal war on drugs", all federal drug laws, the federal drug police and departments, and all federal subsidies to local police departments.
The the locals will have to fire about half of their departments and get rid of all the military SWAT teams except in big cities like NY and LA.

Then we need a serious reform of tort laws such that the COPs are held accountable and not the taxpayer. That means getting rid of the travesty known as joint and several liability.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2014 08:45 AM (T2V/1)

154 Miranda Kerr in black lingerie, bunny ears, and heels for Easter.

--

Yes, nothing says Christ is Risen! like getting dressed up in sexy, bunny inspired lingerie.

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 21, 2014 08:45 AM (tsGZY)

155 Morning, all! I hope that all my fellow 'Rons and 'Ettes who celebrate Easter had a blessed day, and that those who do not celebrate the occasion nonetheless had a lovely day. The weather here in NH was gorgeous.


Went to see "Captain America: TWS" over the weekend and LOVED it. Definitely worth the price of admission. Thank you to everyone who rec'ed it!


I managed to stay completely away from news all weekend, so I have no idea what fresh hell our mincing idiot of a Preezy or his merry band of miscreants have managed to get us into since Friday. I'm going to try and treasure my ignorance for a few more minutes before falling face first into a cream pie of cynicism.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 08:48 AM (4df7R)

156 This House proposes that every child has the right and
should have opportunities to:

Explore the woods; climb a tree

Run through a field; build a fort

Splash in the water; catch a fish

Explore a city park; turn over a log

Sleep out in a tent; gaze at stars

Follow a trail; listen to bird song

Play in the mud; hold a frog

Plant a garden; eat locally grown food

Play in the rain; follow animal tracks

Be alone in nature; share it with a friend
------

That would be called 'being a kid' back in the day. Until you busy body bureaucrats got involved.


(I hope the barrel is clean)

Posted by: RWC at April 21, 2014 08:48 AM (fWAjv)

157 On a ranch in rural Oregon, a radical Muslim holding a dagger with a curved blade yanked back the head of a kneeling young man and brought the metal to his neck.

He said he was going to show us how to properly slice someones throat, the kneeling mans sister testified Thursday as prosecutors began presenting their case against an Egyptian-born imam known as Abu Hamza Masri, the latest terrorism case to unfold in a New York federal court.

Masri, who also goes by Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, was not the man holding the knife, but a government indictment alleges that he sent the knife-wielding man from London to Oregon to establish a terrorist training camp.

It is one of 11 charges against Abu Hamza Masri, a naturalized British citizen who gained fame for his radical sermons in Londons Finsbury Park mosque and who was extradited to the United States in October 2012.

The defendant, who says he lost both arms fighting in Afghanistan, faces life in prison if convicted on the most serious charges of hostage-taking and conspiracy to take hostages, stemming from the December 1998 abduction of 16 tourists in Yemen.

Other charges include providing material support to terrorists and conspiring to support terrorists by sending men and money to set up the camp outside Bly, Ore., a remote hamlet about 300 miles southeast of Portland.

Weasel Zippers:

Such lovely people. Hey Let's make Sharia law part of American Law. I mean what could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2014 08:49 AM (t3UFN)

158 I think this story might be just about the worst thing I've read in a long while. What a lost soul. From Weasel Zippers:

"Woman to Get Abortion to Improve Changes to be on Reality Show"

An abortion will further my career. This time next year I wont have a
baby. Instead, Ill be famous, driving a bright pink Range Rover and
buying a big house. Nothing will get in my way.

http://tinyurl.com/kugskpn

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 21, 2014 08:49 AM (tsGZY)

159 Play in the mud; hold a frog

If you can get by the BLM sniper team assigned to protect the frog.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 21, 2014 08:50 AM (659DL)

160 "Exploring, running, climbing, and more are part
of the "Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights," introduced recently in the
New Jersey Senate. The bill encourages children - and their parents and
teachers - to spend more time outdoors, discovering the joys and wonders
of the natural world."



Posted by: McCool at April 21, 2014 08:42 AM (nCSwS)


When did it become necessary to pass legislation that "encourages" getting off your ass and out into the sunlight every now and again? Fuck that, and fuck you, NJ.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 08:50 AM (4df7R)

161 CO, "Why can't you dog-faces give me a proper salute. Stubby can! Why not you?"

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 08:45 AM (wIBSj)

Yep. But that wouldn't last long. Can't hate a dog. If you do, there is something wrong with you and I don't want to be in your foxhole

Posted by: RWC at April 21, 2014 08:50 AM (fWAjv)

162 changes = chances

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 21, 2014 08:50 AM (tsGZY)

163 *waves to MWR*

Glad you had a great weekend. Time to put on your warrior face and super hero costume?

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/selection-du-weekend-84-21.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 08:50 AM (wIBSj)

164 The bill encourages children - and their parents and teachers - to spend more time outdoors, discovering the joys and wonders of the natural world."
Posted by: McCool at April 21, 2014 08:42 AM (nCSwS)

Yeah and when one of the little childrens falls and breaks a leg, the parents will sue the town and the board of ed for millions. Different world, Different times

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2014 08:51 AM (t3UFN)

165 An abortion will further my career. This time next year I wont have a

baby. Instead, Ill be famous, driving a bright pink Range Rover and

buying a big house. Nothing will get in my way.

http://tinyurl.com/kugskpn


Posted by: Lady in Black at April 21, 2014 08:49 AM (tsGZY)


Good God.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 08:51 AM (4df7R)

166 >>Well on top of the new Battlestar Galactica movie getting the green light comes news of a Farscape movie also getting made.

More Farscape - woohoo!
I never got around to watching the last half of the final season of BG because it went so far off the rails. Maybe it will b a prequel?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 21, 2014 08:51 AM (pt5t7)

167 I managed to stay completely away from news all weekend, so I have no idea what fresh hell our mincing idiot of a Preezy or his merry band of miscreants have managed to get us into since Friday. I'm going to try and treasure my ignorance for a few more minutes before falling face first into a cream pie of cynicism.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 08:48 AM (4df7R)

He approved the Keystone Pipeline as well as accepted responsibility for the economy and racially dividing the country.

Posted by: RWC at April 21, 2014 08:52 AM (fWAjv)

168 The dog's owner, Jorge Rodriguez, told NBC Los Angeles that the "attack" consisted of his dog barking at the stranger. Rodriguez almost managed to completely suppress his smirk while expressing sympathy for the deputy who tried to kill his dog.

If that had been me, I would have taken a bat to the deputy while he was limping. A year in jail would be a small price to pay to serve a little overdue justice on assholes like that.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 21, 2014 08:52 AM (zF6Iw)

169 Lady in Black, well now we know who will be running with Wendy Davis in about 8 years for El Presidente of the smoking shell of a country...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 08:53 AM (wIBSj)

170 >>When did it become necessary to pass legislation that "encourages" getting off your ass and out into the sunlight every now and again?

The important first step is to get parents to stop spending time on right-wing blogs.

Posted by: New Jersey Senate SWAT Team at April 21, 2014 08:56 AM (SUKHu)

171 Anna Puma, isn't that the truth. We're not far from a presidential candidate totally running on a platform of Free Pot and Abortions for All. National security and fiscal responsibility to fall off the radar as our Reality TV generation will be in charge. *shudder*

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 21, 2014 09:02 AM (tsGZY)

172 More from Eric Metaxas' biograpy, "Bonhoeffer, Pastor, Prophet, Spy",

"By the time of Hitler's ascension. much of the German Church understood grace only as abstract concept-"God forgives us; That's his job". But we know that true grace comes to us only by costly sacrifice. And if God was willing to go to the cross and endure such pain and absorb such a cost in order to save us, then we must live sacrificially as we serve others. Anyone who truly understands how God's grace comes to us will have a changed life. That's the gospel. not salvation by law or by cheap grace, but by costly grace. Costly grace changes you from the inside out. Neither law nor cheap grace can do that....We still have lot of legalism and moralism in our churches. In reaction to that many Christians want to talk only about God's love and acceptance. They don't like talking about Jesus' death on a cross to satisfy divine wrath and justice. Some even call it "divine child abuse." [I'm looking at you Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong-FenelonSpoke] Yet if they are not careful, they run the risk of falling into the belief in "cheap grace"-a non costly love from a non holy God who just loves and accepts us just as we are. That will never change anyone's life."

Timothy J. Keller
Author of "The Reason for God."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2014 09:03 AM (XyM/Y)

173 >>An abortion will further my career. This time next year I wont have a baby.

Heartberaking.
Chatted with an old friend yesterday and discovered she had a baby back in college (put him up for adoption). She has recently made contact with him. Considering she's still single and well into her 40's this kid is it for her. AN amazing experience.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 21, 2014 09:03 AM (pt5t7)

174 News Dump Up! Its an Assault Post!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 09:04 AM (wIBSj)

175 An abortion will further my career. This time next year I wont have a baby. Instead, Ill be famous, driving a bright pink Range Rover and buying a big house. Nothing will get in my way.

What a despicable, narcissistic, evil ghoul.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 21, 2014 09:04 AM (DrWcr)

176 I should add that the Keller quote is from the introduction to Metaxas' biography.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2014 09:04 AM (XyM/Y)

177 174 News Dump Up! Its an Assault Post!
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 21, 2014 09:04 AM (wIBSj)

With a shoulder thing that goes up?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 21, 2014 09:05 AM (DrWcr)

178 Hahaha, what moron sent Chompers off to Ukraine? Lets stop with the goofing around; its time to send in the varsity.


http://bit.ly/1juHyr3

Posted by: John Kerry, winner of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize at April 21, 2014 09:07 AM (F58x4)

179
Yeah and when one of the little childrens falls
and breaks a leg, the parents will sue the town and the board of ed for
millions. Different world, Different times

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2014 08:51 AM (t3UFN)


Or the first time someone steps out into their front yard and yells at the neighbor kid for stealing fruit off their fruit tree. "How DARE you yell at my little angel! He was following the law, you heathen!"

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Bossy Assault Hobbit at April 21, 2014 09:31 AM (4df7R)

Overnight Open Thread (4-20-2014)

Quote of the Day

"LITTLE HITLERS: There is, as every petty official knows, a great deal of pleasure to be had from the obstruction of others, especially if they appear to be more fortunate, better placed, richer, or more intelligent than oneself. There is a pleasure in naysaying, all the greater if the naysayer is able to disguise from the victim the fact that he is not only doing his duty but gratifying himself. Indeed, there are many jobs, meaningless in themselves, in which the power to say no is the only non-monetary reward."

Quote of the Day II

The program is supposedly only for citizens or legal resident aliens, but in reality no one's checking. It will all run on the honor system, at the insistence of the dishonorable. The taxpayer will be robbed blind and anyone who doesn't like it is a bad Christian, anti-American, and of course racist.

Quote of the Day III

After his prepared remarks, Scalia took questions from eager law students who lined the aisles of the theatre. His remarks there were more candid, pointing to the Washington, D.C. v. Heller opinon - a second-amendment case - as his proudest moment on the court.

When another students asked about the constitutionality of income tax, he assured the student that the government could, in fact, take his money.

"But if reaches certain point, perhaps you should revolt,"
Scalia advised the young man.

It's Official: Americans Now Believe Obama is a Liar

61% say President Obama lies either "most of the time" or "some of the time," with a plurality of 37% opting for "most of the time."

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Media Matters Loves Unions and Big Labor

But not among their staff.

Media Matters for America is apparently resisting an effort by Service Employees International Union Local 500 to unionize its staff.

Last week, the union filed a representation petition with the National Labor Relations Board, indicating that the nonprofit media watchdog organization rejected an effort by the union to organize MMFA's staff through a Card Check election.

...MMFA has regularly presented itself as a supporter of organized labor. It has argued that "economists point to declining union participation as one cause of the growing economic rift in America" and claimed it was a fact that "unions increase productivity [and] do not reduce business competitiveness."

So why the objection, MM?

Meanwhile the NLRB wants to give unions a veto over an employer's decision to relocate.

Italian Facts of the Day

  • The Italian Tourist Board spends an astounding 98 percent of its budget on salaries, with basically nothing left for its actual job of tourism promotion.
  • There are trains in the Mezzogiorno that travel at an average speed of 8.7 miles an hour.
  • Metaponto, in the Basilicata region east of Naples, has a five-track, marble-clad rail station, paid for by $25 million in European Union funds. But the last train out is an 8:21 a.m. express to Rome. If you want to go anywhere else, you have to take a bus.

Powdered Alcohol is Coming to a Liquor Store Near You

A new product that's somehow been approved by US regulators makes booze as discreet as a packet of sugar. It's called Palcohol, and it transforms a shot of vodka or rum into a pocketable pouch of powder. Tear it open, add some water, mix, and you've got hard liquor. Considering the age group that Palcohol is going to appeal to, however, the sweet, pre-mixed powders are probably going to be far more popular. To start off, the company plans to make margarita, mojito, cosmopolitan, and lemon drop flavors.

alpowder

Dr. Cocktail: How To Drink A Dozen Cocktails Without Getting a Hangover

Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon?

Thank you FDA for solving a non-existent problem and costing everyone money.

Conservatives in the Mist

Eventually, we conservatives grow comfortable enough around them to return to our old patterns. We scratch and fight and do our gorilla things and the chronicler dutifully takes notes. The notes eventually make their way into an article for the New York Times or The New Yorker or Vanity Fair.

"Who knew?" the readers will say over their morning bagels and coffee in Southampton or Fire Island, "I had no idea conservatives were such intelligent creatures. Why they even have the capacity for emotion and even some rudimentary forms of kindness."

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Instructional Diagrams for People Who Suck at Everyday Life

Thanks to tmi3rd.

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10 Amazing Abandoned & Repurposed Railway Stations

All are fascinating but Detroit's Michigan Central Station may be the most magnificent and saddest of all.

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Weekly Commenter Standings

Top 10 commenters:
1 [344 comments] 'Vic' [48.29 posts/day]
2 [318 comments] 'Costanza Defense'
3 [311 comments] 'Anna Puma (+SmuD)'
4 [292 comments] 'Boss Moss'
5 [258 comments] 'Niedermeyer's Dead Horse'
6 [253 comments] 'rickb223'
7 [244 comments] 'Mike Hammer'
8 [241 comments] 'Misanthropic Humanitarian '
9 [231 comments] 'thunderb'
10 [230 comments] 'RWC'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [94 names] 'The Political Hat' [13.19 unique names/day]
2 [53 names] 'Adam'
3 [44 names] 'Brandon In Baton Rouge'
4 [42 names] 'Cicero (@cicero)'
5 [42 names] 'Obama For-ks America'
6 [36 names] 'Romeo13'
7 [29 names] 'andycanuck'
8 [29 names] 'Prez'nit 404'
9 [29 names] 'Hate Miser'
10 [28 names] '18-1'

The group. Yeah.

Where it's at - the Twitter

Tonight's post brought to you by Happy Easter:

Easter Hitler

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Posted by: Maetenloch at 10:02 PM



Comments

1 First!

Posted by: Carol at April 20, 2014 10:03 PM (gjOCp)

2 Evening!


Posted by: EC at April 20, 2014 10:03 PM (doBIb)

3 Dagnabit.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 20, 2014 10:04 PM (cHZB7)

4 Happy Easter, Horde.

Posted by: Carol at April 20, 2014 10:04 PM (gjOCp)

5 I'm off to make myself something to eat.
BBL.

Posted by: Carol at April 20, 2014 10:05 PM (gjOCp)

6 Carol, you cannot just hit it and quit it! AoSHQ Styleguide says you must post while you eat.


Posted by: EC at April 20, 2014 10:06 PM (doBIb)

7 Hola, amigoz en loz tuboz!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at April 20, 2014 10:06 PM (T1005)

8 >61% say President Obama lies either "most of the time" or "some of the
time," with a plurality of 37% opting for "most of the time."

But so what? Doesn't seem to matter to most people.

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at April 20, 2014 10:07 PM (jpc8l)

9 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 20, 2014 10:07 PM (KCxzN)

10 Hey morons

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2014 10:08 PM (HVff2)

11 Some dude at my office literally covers the toilet with piss, tank, seat, bowl, etc., every time he goes. I think it is the guy from Actual Africa. I'm the new guy, so I keep my head down, but WTF. I'm about to send an ALL EMPLOYEE E-MAIL about this, just to shame this fucking fire hose to see if this can be stopped.

Aiming My Dick. How does that fucking work?

Posted by: Sharkman at April 20, 2014 10:09 PM (FbhLh)

12 IBD calls SCOAMF's foreign policy a mixture of Neville Chamberlain & Monty Python. They are truthful & witty.

Posted by: Carol at April 20, 2014 10:09 PM (gjOCp)

13 Some dude at my office literally covers the toilet with piss, tank, seat, bowl, etc., every time he goes.


What? He pisses on the toilet? No urinal?


Posted by: EC at April 20, 2014 10:10 PM (doBIb)

14 In early trading, comments are down but socking numbers are steady.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 20, 2014 10:10 PM (1Y+hH)

15 Yo Morons

Posted by: fluffy at April 20, 2014 10:11 PM (Ua6T/)

16 Evening all. Relieved not to have my nic on either wall of shame this week. Happy Easter.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 20, 2014 10:11 PM (ojnk6)

17 What is up with folks who can't hit the bowl? Are they really that stupid?

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:11 PM (JdEZJ)

18 Whew! Missed "The List" again!

Posted by: cthulhu at April 20, 2014 10:11 PM (T1005)

19 A happy Easter to all. 2 of the 3 kids were home. We hit 70 and the snow is just about gone. Woot

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2014 10:12 PM (HVff2)

20 Some dude at my office literally covers the toilet with piss, tank, seat, bowl, etc., every time he goes.


Maybe he hates his job.

Posted by: fluffy at April 20, 2014 10:12 PM (Ua6T/)

21 "Thank you FDA for solving a non-existent problem and costing everyone money."

But of course. Fortunately there's enough of an uproar that may cause the FDA to at least cease that bout of madness, but it shouldn't have come to this over spent grain. Has it ever caused sickness or harm in the history of agriculture?

Posted by: Thrawn at April 20, 2014 10:12 PM (WlWt+)

22 11 Some dude at my office literally covers the toilet with piss, tank, seat, bowl, etc., every time he goes. I think it is the guy from Actual Africa. I'm the new guy, so I keep my head down, but WTF. I'm about to send an ALL EMPLOYEE E-MAIL about this, just to shame this fucking fire hose to see if this can be stopped.

Aiming My Dick. How does that fucking work?
Posted by: Sharkman at April 20, 2014 10:09 PM (FbhLh)

Just check out the PSA on Crapping in Public from India.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 20, 2014 10:13 PM (b6koZ)

23 Fudge, creeped back to #3.

Any accountants out there, the IRS is looking to hire you. Job closes tomorrow. Many locations.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/367224400

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 20, 2014 10:13 PM (wIBSj)

24 11
Some dude at my office literally covers the toilet with piss, tank,
seat, bowl, etc., every time he goes. I think it is the guy from Actual
Africa. I'm the new guy, so I keep my head down, but WTF. I'm about to
send an ALL EMPLOYEE E-MAIL about this, just to shame this fucking fire
hose to see if this can be stopped.

Aiming My Dick. How does that fucking work?


Posted by: Sharkman at April 20, 2014 10:09 PM (FbhLh)
Hide posts from (FbhLh)


In my culture, the only men who touch dick are homosexuals -- thus, I cannot touch it to aim.

Posted by: That Guy at April 20, 2014 10:13 PM (T1005)

25 Great. Powdered alcohol. Just great.

Posted by: jewells45 trying to keep from going crazy at April 20, 2014 10:14 PM (/IQip)

26 20 Some dude at my office literally covers the toilet with piss, tank, seat, bowl, etc., every time he goes.

Maybe he hates his job.

Posted by: fluffy at April 20, 2014 10:12 PM (Ua6T/)


Or has claimed that toilet as his own. So clearly you should go find and mark one for yourself.

Posted by: Mtenloch at April 20, 2014 10:14 PM (XkotV)

27 I've wondered how people who I know comment much more than I do are not on the list when I am. I'm sure it's because of the use of multiple devices at different locations, hence IP addys, that would cause this.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 20, 2014 10:14 PM (ojnk6)

28 Little Hitlers, or exercisers of petty power as I call them and taught my children to beware of. You're most likely to run into them in a gubmint role, but private orgs like HOAs seem to delight in being dicks too.

There's not much you can do about it, except avoiding unnecessary contacts with them.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 20, 2014 10:14 PM (cHZB7)

29 21
"Thank you FDA for solving a non-existent problem and costing everyone money."



But of course. Fortunately there's enough of an uproar that may
cause the FDA to at least cease that bout of madness, but it shouldn't
have come to this over spent grain. Has it ever caused sickness or harm
in the history of agriculture?

Posted by: Thrawn at April 20, 2014 10:12 PM (WlWt+)
Hide posts from (WlWt+)


Not that we can recall.

Posted by: Mesopotamians, 4000+ BC at April 20, 2014 10:15 PM (T1005)

30 26 20 Some dude at my office literally covers the toilet with piss, tank, seat, bowl, etc., every time he goes.

Maybe he hates his job.

Posted by: fluffy at April 20, 2014 10:12 PM (Ua6T/)

Or has claimed that toilet as his own. Maybe you go find and mark one for yourself.
Posted by: Mtenloch at April 20, 2014 10:14 PM (XkotV)

Time for a trail cam.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2014 10:15 PM (HVff2)

31 Women are pretty awful about that too because they don't want to sit on the toilet seat. Look, either use the stupid seat covers, or wipe up after you pee on the seat, is that so difficult?

Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at April 20, 2014 10:16 PM (RZ8pf)

32 Maybe he hates his job?

I'll show those fuckers. I'll pee all over the stall. wizzz. wizzz. Wizzzz wizzz ah ha ha ha ha ha!

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:18 PM (JdEZJ)

33 31 Women are pretty awful about that too because they don't want to sit on the toilet seat. Look, either use the stupid seat covers, or wipe up after you pee on the seat, is that so difficult?
Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at April 20, 2014 10:16 PM (RZ8pf)




What? Women can't aim either?!?!


Posted by: EC at April 20, 2014 10:18 PM (doBIb)

34 Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at April 20, 2014 10:16 PM (RZ8pf)

Stop leaving the seat down and maybe we won't piss on it.

The natural position for a toilet seat is, of course, up.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 20, 2014 10:19 PM (QFxY5)

35 Cthulhu,
I was going to send you an email. My next door neighbors are Italian & grow fresh vegetables, they have best tomatoes. I spoke with one on the phone a few weeks ago & told her about your roasted tomatoes. She had never heard of it & said it sounded delicious. Anna said the only tomatoes that they'll buy that taste good are Kumato tomatoes. They're brown, I made roasted tomatoes with them during the week, they were delicious.

Happy Easter!

Posted by: Carol at April 20, 2014 10:19 PM (gjOCp)

36 Petty arbiters with not so trivial power...

I give you the Stanford Prison Experiment. Take a bunch of college students. Run them through a battery of tests to make sure they are on the level. Then randomly select which ones become inmates while others got to dress in khakis and be prison guards. Needless to say things went off the rails rather quickly.

http://tinyurl.com/6rqwaay

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 20, 2014 10:19 PM (wIBSj)

37 CBD what are you doing peeing in the women's restroom?

Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at April 20, 2014 10:19 PM (RZ8pf)

38 34 Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at April 20, 2014 10:16 PM (RZ8pf)

Stop leaving the seat down and maybe we won't piss on it.

The natural position for a toilet seat is, of course, up.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 20, 2014 10:19 PM (QFxY5)

Spoken like a man who isn't married & doesn't have 3 daughters. Ha-snort

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2014 10:20 PM (HVff2)

39 Ugh, PGiS, I've seen some disgusting things in the women's room. I opened up a stall at a restaurant once, and it looked like someone slaughtered an animal. Yeah, lost my appetite.

Posted by: no good deed at April 20, 2014 10:21 PM (ILBCY)

40 Squat to piss and your
ankles will feel amiss

Posted by: 3rd World Problems at April 20, 2014 10:21 PM (wu/TK)

41 39 Ugh, PGiS, I've seen some disgusting things in the women's room. I opened up a stall at a restaurant once, and it looked like someone slaughtered an animal. Yeah, lost my appetite.
Posted by: no good deed at April 20, 2014 10:21 PM (ILBCY)




Gross.

Posted by: EC at April 20, 2014 10:21 PM (doBIb)

42 CBD what are you doing peeing in the women's restroom?

Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at April 20, 2014 10:19 PM (RZ8pf)

I reject the heteronormative definitions that hem us all in.

Embrace the gender neutral bathroom!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 20, 2014 10:21 PM (QFxY5)

43 CBD is the Phantom Pooper

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 20, 2014 10:22 PM (wIBSj)

44 Stop leaving the seat down and maybe we won't piss on it.

The natural position for a toilet seat is, of course, up.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 20, 2014 10:19 PM (QFxY5)

Spoken like a man who isn't married & doesn't have 3 daughters. Ha-snort

***

The natural position for a toilet seat is always down. Further, the natural position for a toilet seat cover is also down.

It pisses me off if someone flushes in my house without lowering the lid first.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 10:22 PM (DmNpO)

45 EC,
I can post & eat, but can't make something & post. I don't weigh much & must eat. I have to look to see what I might want to eat, make it & then eat it.

When I have tried posting & cooking, fire alarm goes off!

Posted by: Carol at April 20, 2014 10:22 PM (gjOCp)

46 Why do I get the feeling powdered alcohol will have nasty side effects including face and brain eating?

Posted by: Fritz at April 20, 2014 10:22 PM (oJUxt)

47 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2014 10:20 PM (HVff2)

Just because it's a losing battle doesn't mean that it isn't worth fighting!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 20, 2014 10:23 PM (QFxY5)

48 How long before people start snorting Palcohol? Something tells me this may not turn out well.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:23 PM (JdEZJ)

49 45 EC,
I can post & eat, but can't make something & post. I don't weigh much & must eat. I have to look to see what I might want to eat, make it & then eat it.

When I have tried posting & cooking, fire alarm goes off!
Posted by: Carol at April 20, 2014 10:22 PM (gjOCp)



That's why I like to keep some protein bars next to the computer.

Posted by: EC at April 20, 2014 10:23 PM (doBIb)

50 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 10:22 PM (DmNpO)

Oh-oh the ban hammer at NDHs house

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2014 10:24 PM (HVff2)

51 The natural position for a toilet seat is, of course, up.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 20, 2014 10:19 PM (QFxY5)

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I come from a former house with a wife, daughter, dogs and cats that are all female. Estrogen dripping off the freaking walls. The toilet seat accomplishes 2 things for them. They csn bitch if you leave it up, and they can bitch when you don't. Win, win.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 20, 2014 10:24 PM (ojnk6)

52 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 20, 2014 10:22 PM (wIBSj)

I have no idea if I am being insulted!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 20, 2014 10:24 PM (QFxY5)

53 Why do I get the feeling powdered alcohol will have nasty side effects including face and brain eating?

If they didn't want me to snort it, they shouldn't have made it in powdered form.

Posted by: That One Guy We All Know at April 20, 2014 10:24 PM (ILBCY)

54 Just read the first quote at Takimag before coming here. Gavin McInnes is great when he's on Red Eye.

Posted by: .87c at April 20, 2014 10:24 PM (qZPXs)

55 Officer, "Can you tell me how many drinks you had tonight?"

Driver wavering next to car, "Uhm ya see offizer it was like uhm I think like uhm three or uh four lines of ..." *thud*

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 20, 2014 10:25 PM (wIBSj)

56 >>
CBD what are you doing peeing in the women's restroom?

He's probably got a claim to Gender #46. That's the one where you have an 'outie'. With 50 to choose from, a couple are bound to work to let you use the women's restroom.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 20, 2014 10:25 PM (cHZB7)

57 "Media Matters for America is apparently resisting an effort by Service
Employees International Union Local 500 to unionize its staff."

I am consistently and cynically amused by the instances in which unions are aggressively picketing a particular employer who will not accede to their demands, but the union goons are too lazy to show up in person for long shifts in the hot sun carrying signs, so they "outsource" the picketing work to illegal aliens being paid far below the existing wage, much less the wage the union goons want to be paid.

There's a larger metaphor here for the parlous state of the 21st century USA-SSR slowly rotting from within.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 20, 2014 10:25 PM (noWW6)

58 The beer-waste story misses the point:
it's not about raising the cost of beer, it's about denying cattle and hog ranchers another source of affordable fodder. This FDA regulation is about raising the price of meat until the peasants cannot afford it.
The FDA is doing the same as the BLM. Forcing up the cost of raising stock.

Posted by: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder at April 20, 2014 10:26 PM (BW3Q5)

59 How long before people start snorting Palcohol? Something tells me this may not turn out well.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:23 PM (JdEZJ)


Some will try to smoke it too.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 20, 2014 10:27 PM (FMbng)

60 12 IBD calls SCOAMF's foreign policy a mixture of Neville Chamberlain & Monty Python. They are truthful & witty.


Speaking of Monty Python, there seemed to be a Python hat tip in tonight's Game of Thrones episode.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 20, 2014 10:27 PM (asOW2)

61 Meanwhile, my ultra progressive County Council is asking the Feds to exempt beer brewing dregs from FDA regs.

Crying in their beer, as it were.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 10:27 PM (aDwsi)

62 well shoot, I see vic made the top with a paultry amount of comments,
What's wrong with you guys!
You have something better to do than be chatty cathy's and talkative joe's?

haven't you ever gotten ace's message
*you need to type something?*

disloyal bums ignoring our Head Guy.

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 10:28 PM (nqBYe)

63 Some will try to smoke it too.

Posted by: Berserker
---------

Shoot it up.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 10:28 PM (aDwsi)

64 Baby's First Buzz brand talc and teething powder

Posted by: One World Solutions at April 20, 2014 10:28 PM (wu/TK)

65 Hey willow!



New thread!



Posted by: EC at April 20, 2014 10:28 PM (doBIb)

66 also, to be kind, toilet seat up while you pee GUYS, and down after you pee because you LOVE us.

right?
right?

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 10:28 PM (nqBYe)

67 tonight's Game of Thrones episode.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 20, 2014 10:27 PM (asOW2)

----------

No spoilers please. I DVRed it, but have not yet watched.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 20, 2014 10:29 PM (ojnk6)

68 EC, i just got here!

really a new one?

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 10:29 PM (nqBYe)

69 Carol: did you have a nice Easter?

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 20, 2014 10:29 PM (Q8vlx)

70 Wait! The price of beer is going up?! Damn it! Where will it all end?

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:29 PM (JdEZJ)

71 68 EC, i just got here!

really a new one?
Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 10:29 PM (nqBYe)



Yep!


Posted by: EC at April 20, 2014 10:29 PM (doBIb)

72 There is always some whiskey toothpaste.

http://tinyurl.com/k8nzemp

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 20, 2014 10:30 PM (wIBSj)

73 "Spoken like a man who isn't married doesn't have 3 daughters. Ha-snort"

I recall the case of a woman who was married, and she and her husband had been blessed with no fewer than six sons. In a small house with one bathroom.

Rather than her lowering herself to lower the seat from what logic would dictate would be a regularly raised state, she instead insisted that her husband install a urinal.

This actually worked out fairly well.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 20, 2014 10:30 PM (noWW6)

74 How long before people start snorting Palcohol? Something tells me this may not turn out well.
Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:23 PM


I've never snorted anything, but that was my first thought

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 20, 2014 10:30 PM (KCxzN)

75 And what do all of those abandoned train stations have in common.

Built by the government.

So wonder why Grand Central Station, built by Vanderbilt, with NO tax money is still open?

You can guess.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 10:30 PM (0FSuD)

76 Red Sox may have just won the game. Replay in effect.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2014 10:30 PM (ZshNr)

77 17
What is up with folks who can't hit the bowl? Are they really that stupid?

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:11 PM (JdEZJ)

Missed it by that much!

Posted by: Maxwell Smart at April 20, 2014 10:30 PM (I9I9J)

78 31 Women are pretty awful about that too because they don't want to sit on the toilet seat

I used to work in an office across the hall from one of those Latino rights orgs. Shoe scuff marks on the toilet seats, used tp on the floor, "niblets" on the floor. It'll be so nice once tfg fully over runs us with 3rd worlders and there's literally shit in the streets everywhere.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 20, 2014 10:30 PM (asOW2)

79 I win! I win!

Congrats/condilences to the top 10s....

Posted by: sven10077 at April 20, 2014 10:31 PM (TE35l)

80 Baby's First Buzz brand talc and teething powder

Posted by: One World
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rofl

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 10:31 PM (aDwsi)

81 you made me look.

bastid.
kick to the shins and ties your shoelaces.

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 10:31 PM (nqBYe)

82
New York/New Jersey Moron Meet-up

Thursday, May 1st
6pm-9pm
West Village

All Morons and their handlers are welcome.

for additional info, email me at:

nynjmeet at optimum dot net

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 20, 2014 10:31 PM (QFxY5)

83 81 you made me look.

bastid.
kick to the shins and ties your shoelaces.
Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 10:31 PM (nqBYe)




LOL!!!! I didn't think you would look! I was kidding!


Happy Easter willow!


Posted by: EC at April 20, 2014 10:32 PM (doBIb)

84 I should note that we were about 2 cars back from a bicycling accident on Highway 9 in Saratoga today, and ferried the guy home.


We had just done a hike on the "Chainsaw Trail" at Sanborn (it's officially "Unmaintained Service Road" and not actually a trail at all). We helped two people who were unsure if it actually led anywhere -- the park was wildly crowded. When we left, I don't know if there was a single parking space left.


Anyway, we were heading down the hill and got passed by a guy on a red bike. Went down a bit more and found guy down, bike, and other car in middle of road. From later discussion, the rear derailleur caught the chain and locked the rear wheel, taking him from about 35 mph to nearly a stop before he exited bike. As we drove up, the tire blew (having been nearly worn through)


I pulled mostly off the road, rolled down windows, and asked if I needed to hit 911. Guy said, "no -- but could use a ride home", BH said, "done", and in a trice we had the bike in the back of the wagon, the BH in the rear seat, and the guy in the front seat.


He was wondering if he'd broken left wrist -- turns out, he'd done an over-the-handlebars about 10 years ago that broke both simultaneously (which has to suck, hard -- you can't even wipe your ass effectively). I pointed out the the increased bone mass from healing that one may have saved him a break on this go-around.


So we got him and the remains of his bike back to his apt by DeAnza, and that was our Happy Easter Good Samaritan Opportunity of the Day.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 20, 2014 10:32 PM (T1005)

85 *snorts palcohol*

You.
Can't.
Stop.
Me!!!!


*trips over end table*

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 10:33 PM (lq3Ak)

86 It pisses me off if someone flushes in my house without lowering the lid first.

Read that the is the most important thing to do to contain germs from landing in your toothbrush

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 20, 2014 10:33 PM (asOW2)

87 Fan being blamed for turning a home run into a double. I'm listening to radio, so I have no idea.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2014 10:33 PM (ZshNr)

88 Hey EC, not sure if this really works or not as a music video.

http://youtu.be/g10DqPbbUuw

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 20, 2014 10:33 PM (wIBSj)

89 Slappy Easter, Ladies and Gentlemen!

-oh...

...and "Nine".

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 10:34 PM (lq3Ak)

90 grumbles and starts tearing up.

and Yeah, kissed and hugs to the men in the pic with easter eggs for shitler!
You go guys!

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 10:34 PM (nqBYe)

91 So I am late to the toilet discussion.

Do women not know that men have dicks?

That when they take a leak their dicks need shaking and when they shake their dick, piss moves around?

Why are they surprised that there is piss on the floor?

Are we suppose to squat to piss like fags?

Hello??

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 10:34 PM (0FSuD)

92
President Obama is 1000 times more honest than that blowhard Bush.

Posted by: Dorcus Blimline at April 20, 2014 10:35 PM (IiDft)

93 "Fan being blamed for turning a home run into a double. I'm listening to radio, so I have no idea."
Posted by: Lincolntf

It was a double. Fan wanted to grab it for a souvenir.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 10:35 PM (lq3Ak)

94
What's your toothbrush doing next to the toilet?

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 20, 2014 10:35 PM (LNwmF)

95 Maet, i like that idea of powdered alcohol,
low in calories i would assume?
also no icky smell on the breath?

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 10:35 PM (nqBYe)

96 Y'all I fed 25 people this evening.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 20, 2014 10:36 PM (N/cFh)

97 79 I win! I win!

Congrats/condilences to the top 10s....
Posted by: sven10077 at April 20, 2014 10:31 PM (TE35l)

I was shocked, shocked I say to be there

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2014 10:36 PM (HVff2)

98 My first and only time to ride a bus was on the way to basic training in San Antonio. There were shoe prints on the side of the toilet seat in the bathroom.

Posted by: no good deed at April 20, 2014 10:36 PM (ILBCY)

99 92
President Obama is 1000 times more honest than that blowhard Bush.

Posted by: Dorcus Blimline at April 20, 2014 10:35 PM (IiDft)

1000 X 0= 0

Your point would be? Zero is still zero?

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 10:36 PM (0FSuD)

100 Sooth, fgs pleeeease don't mention that!

another reason guys need to not splash and toilet needs lid down when flushing

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 10:36 PM (nqBYe)

101 "The beer-waste story misses the point: it's not about raising the
cost of beer, it's about denying cattle and hog ranchers another source
of affordable fodder. This FDA regulation is about raising the price of
meat until the peasants cannot afford it."

This.

Meanwhile, over the weekend, in news relevant to the FDA, the Republican response to Obama's weekly radio address was performed by the increasingly sad and decrepit Lamar Alexander. Who invited us to imagine a world in which the IRS, the FDA, and the Labor Department, instead of impeding and harassing and fining us, instead "enable" us.

FUCK. NO.

I don't for one second wish to be "enabled" in any degree by the likes of those agencies. I want them to be destroyed. I can think of no positive function whatsoever which is performed by any of those three which could not be either (a) done without or (b) done more effectively by private means.

Meanwhile, the GOP brain trust (Top. Men.) fret about making sure that turnout is at its peak this fall. If we get more of this lame-ass establishment Beltway Republican bullshit about the federal Leviathan "enabling" us, I'm going to stay home and take a header off the diving board into a wading pool full of Val-U-Rite on Election Day.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 20, 2014 10:37 PM (noWW6)

102 "Y'all I fed 25 people this evening."
Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth

*applause* Good on ya, darlin! I figure it went pretty darn well, lest you list disasters... lol.

-Congrats

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 10:37 PM (lq3Ak)

103 Something for the next food thread CBD
http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/pizza-cake-pizza-invention-1.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 20, 2014 10:38 PM (wIBSj)

104 Attempting to smoke powered alcohol should earn a Darwin Award

Posted by: tmitsss at April 20, 2014 10:38 PM (Pa9vP)

105 Misanthropic - Just 3..., 3 crummy comments, and I would have been lower on the list. But did you make them? Noooooo

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 10:38 PM (aDwsi)

106 Nip Sip real men (snicker) don't necessarily think their pee flying about is a sign of manhood.

ok i don't know what you guys think otherthan my boys, which i yell at for leaving seat up.

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 10:38 PM (nqBYe)

107 Slap! I trust all is well?

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 20, 2014 10:38 PM (Q8vlx)

108 The world loves our black presindent and we should too

Posted by: Dorcus Blimline at April 20, 2014 10:38 PM (IiDft)

109 95 Maet, i like that idea of powdered alcohol,
low in calories i would assume?
also no icky smell on the breath?
Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 10:35 PM (nqBYe)

Oh I don't see any bad happening with this shit.

I don't get it, dehydrated booze is ok. But breweries can't dump their grains to farmers. F*ckity f*ck

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2014 10:38 PM (HVff2)

110 88 Hey EC, not sure if this really works or not as a music video.

http://youtu.be/g10DqPbbUuw



Keeping time never looked better.

Posted by: EC at April 20, 2014 10:39 PM (doBIb)

111 >>>That when they take a leak their dicks need shaking and when they shake their dick, piss moves around?

Why are they surprised that there is piss on the floor?

Are we suppose to squat to piss like fags?

---

Depends.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at April 20, 2014 10:39 PM (V4CBV)

112 I have no idea what the Fuck his problem is. He just pisses everywhere. And because I am a clean freak, I clean it the hell up every tIme. Because I am not a fucking monkey raised on the veldt.

I denounce myself.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 20, 2014 10:39 PM (foP9m)

113 Gingy, i hope you at least had help with clean up.

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 10:39 PM (nqBYe)

114 PLEASE.

Does any fucking body give a shit about the NBA playoffs?

Local paper thinks we do. Fuck the NBA.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 10:39 PM (0FSuD)

115 "Slap! I trust all is well?"
Posted by: Chavez the Hugo

It is, indeed.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 10:39 PM (lq3Ak)

116 Hey, lovies!!! Did you all have a good Easter? Just back from the friends' house, omg, feel like my stomach is about to rupture, lovely time and way too much wonderful food!

Posted by: Peaches at April 20, 2014 10:39 PM (8lmkt)

117 Am I the only one who thinks that Joe West is an incredible fucking asshole as an umpire?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 20, 2014 10:40 PM (QFxY5)

118 Gavin McInnes is great when he's on Red Eye.

Now that I've seen him on the teevee a couple times, I'm wondering if he's a 'Ron.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 20, 2014 10:40 PM (asOW2)

119 >>>What is up with folks who can't hit the bowl? Are they really that stupid?<<<

When the top of the bowl barely reaches a mid-shin level, splash back is a legitimate design problem.

Posted by: Fritz at April 20, 2014 10:40 PM (oJUxt)

120 35
Cthulhu,

I was going to send you an email. My next door neighbors are Italian
grow fresh vegetables, they have best tomatoes. I spoke with one
on the phone a few weeks ago told her about your roasted tomatoes.
She had never heard of it said it sounded delicious. Anna said
the only tomatoes that they'll buy that taste good are Kumato tomatoes.
They're brown, I made roasted tomatoes with them during the week, they
were delicious.



Happy Easter!

Posted by: Carol at April 20, 2014 10:19 PM (gjOCp)
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Glad you're spreading the joy, Carol....Happy Easter to you, as well.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 20, 2014 10:40 PM (T1005)

121 105 Misanthropic - Just 3..., 3 crummy comments, and I would have been lower on the list. But did you make them? Noooooo
Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 10:38 PM (aDwsi)

Sorry buddy. The way this week looks I doubt if I can help you out :-(

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2014 10:40 PM (HVff2)

122 Read that the is the most important thing to do to contain germs from landing in your toothbrush

***

Ugh. *shiver*

BTW, I also keep all of my cosmetics, toothbrush, etc... in a basket that goes into the bathroom when I brush my teeth and comes back out when I'm done.

There's nothing in my bathroom except a candle, soap, shampoo/conditioner, towel, and toilet cleaner kit. Cleaners are under the sink.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 10:40 PM (DmNpO)

123 "Does any fucking body give a shit about the NBA playoffs?"
Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 10:39 PM (0FSuD)

Negative, Ghostrider. The pattern is full.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 10:40 PM (lq3Ak)

124 102 "Y'all I fed 25 people this evening."
Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth

*applause* Good on ya, darlin! I figure it went pretty darn well, lest you list disasters... lol.

-Congrats
Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 10:37 PM (lq3Ak)
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Exceedingly well. Friends brought dessert, wine, and a couple of sides but I did everything else. I guess the big family training never goes away.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 20, 2014 10:40 PM (N/cFh)

125 Sounds like Mike Napoli just had a tough guy moment.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2014 10:41 PM (ZshNr)

126 powdered alcohol is stupid . . . half the fun is the wicked beer piss

Posted by: Peaches at April 20, 2014 10:41 PM (8lmkt)

127 Depends.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at April 20, 2014 10:39 PM (V4CBV)

Ha ha. Not funny. I have a friend who had prostate surgery that got fucked up and he has to wear them.

He knows when to go home when they fill up.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 10:41 PM (0FSuD)

128 Eureka! I have an idea for a solution...

Lets have Joe Biden head up a committee to study this whole splash back problem.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 20, 2014 10:41 PM (wIBSj)

129 Why is everyone so mean on the day that Jebus died? Why ?

Posted by: Dorcus Blimline at April 20, 2014 10:41 PM (IiDft)

130 Gingy, i hope you at least had help with clean up.

Posted by: willow
---------------

If half of the population (~12) were males, you're gonna need help with that bathroom...

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 10:41 PM (aDwsi)

131 What is up with folks who can't hit the bowl? Are they really that stupid?

***

Might I suggest a toilet target with a photo of Obama on it?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 10:41 PM (DmNpO)

132 That when they take a leak their dicks need shaking and when they shake their dick, piss moves around?



Why are they surprised that there is piss on the floor?



Are we suppose to squat to piss like fags?



Hello??

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 10:34 PM (0FSuD)



I'm guessing the point is to not hold your dick like you got tourettes.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 20, 2014 10:41 PM (FMbng)

133 "Attempting to smoke powered alcohol should earn a Darwin Award."
Posted by: tmitsss at April 20, 2014 10:38 PM (Pa9vP)

Dude. Hold my Packets and Watch This....

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 10:42 PM (lq3Ak)

134 I once was a very late entrant to a buffet, and got to see their closing act. Everything that is open goes into 40 gallon trash cans. It cannot be donated to a homeless shelter, or fed to humans. Hundreds, maybe even thousands of pounds of discarded food each night. The contents are sold to hog farmers, per one of the employees.

Those are some well fed hogs. I probably shouldn't even have mentioned this, as Bob from the NSA will probably rat out the buffets to the FDA.

*waves at Bob*

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 20, 2014 10:42 PM (cHZB7)

135 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 20, 2014 10:38 PM (wIBSj)

I would eat that.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 20, 2014 10:42 PM (QFxY5)

136 I care about he NBA Draft, the playoffs not so much. I do want the Bobcats to get at least one win against Miami.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2014 10:42 PM (ZshNr)

137 SOX WIN!

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2014 10:42 PM (ZshNr)

138 look Mom i can pee like a man, see it hit the wall and the floor, heck i can reach the back wall .

srsly though i used cheerios trick with boys, to teach aim.

they might do differently now.

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 10:42 PM (nqBYe)

139 Peaches: great Easter church, brunch, an daughters' birthday. Can't ask for a better day.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 20, 2014 10:42 PM (Q8vlx)

140 94 What's your toothbrush doing next to the toilet?

My bathroom is 4' x 7'. The sink is next to the toilet. Where do you suggest I put my toothbrush, the kitchen?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 20, 2014 10:42 PM (asOW2)

141 Hiya, Peaches!

...Red Sox just "Walked-Off" the Orioles after being down by five.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 10:43 PM (lq3Ak)

142 113 Gingy, i hope you at least had help with clean up.
Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 10:39 PM (nqBYe)
---
I did. Sweet girlfriends. Lovely husband took care of the egg hunt for the kids, and carving the ham and turkey. And working his butt off to pay for everything.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 20, 2014 10:43 PM (N/cFh)

143 "Y'all I fed 25 people this evening."

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth

Did you have enough gravy?

Posted by: Peaches at April 20, 2014 10:43 PM (8lmkt)

144 Might I suggest a toilet target with a photo of Obama on it?
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 10:41 PM (DmNpO)

wins pee chat.

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 10:43 PM (nqBYe)

145 My bathroom is 4' x 7'. The sink is next to the toilet. Where do you suggest I put my toothbrush, the kitchen?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 20, 2014 10:42 PM (asOW2)

YES!

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 10:43 PM (0FSuD)

146 131 What is up with folks who can't hit the bowl? Are they really that stupid?

***

Might I suggest a toilet target with a photo of Obama on it?
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 10:41 PM (DmNpO)

Hope & change, baby

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2014 10:43 PM (HVff2)

147 Chavez,
Did you have nice Easter? Mine was quiet.

Posted by: Carol at April 20, 2014 10:43 PM (gjOCp)

148 136 I care about he NBA Draft, the playoffs not so much. I do want the Bobcats to get at least one win against Miami.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2014 10:42 PM (ZshNr)

Pray tell, WHY?

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 10:44 PM (0FSuD)

149 Red Sox just "Walked-Off" the Orioles after being down by five.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 10:43 PM (lq3Ak)
Shweet! Although, it's April. Or, as I like to call it, Dodger month. Haha!

Posted by: Peaches at April 20, 2014 10:44 PM (8lmkt)

150 118 Gavin McInnes is great when he's on Red Eye.

Now that I've seen him on the teevee a couple times, I'm wondering if he's a 'Ron.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 20, 2014 10:40 PM (asOW2)


One of McInnes' classics is his video on how to piss in public: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHDyhhOOjuM

Posted by: Mtenloch at April 20, 2014 10:44 PM (XkotV)

151 143 "Y'all I fed 25 people this evening."

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth

Did you have enough gravy?
Posted by: Peaches at April 20, 2014 10:43 PM (8lmkt)
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I have a quart left over.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 20, 2014 10:44 PM (N/cFh)

152 Gingy, lovely!

i have learned to instill in my girls (in the last two years sigh) you eat you help.
you can also bring a dish!
and you wash the childrens hands with me afterwrds.

yeah it took me a while to speak up.

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 10:45 PM (nqBYe)

153 Girl on a Bicycle Open Thread Compliance Pic

http://tinyurl.com/kjcvpe9

Posted by: kbdabear at April 20, 2014 10:45 PM (aTXUx)

154 There can be strange obstacles that can make what should have been a straight shot of urine ricochet.

Like fat-fold aqueducts.

Or tiny nicks or dimples near peehole that make a hose into a sprinkler.

Please don't ask me how I know, I am desperately trying to forget the incidents.

Posted by: Sister Sestina at April 20, 2014 10:45 PM (LtUE0)

155 Carol: it was nice. Church, brunch with wife and daughter, then a relaxing nap, who could ask for more?

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 20, 2014 10:46 PM (Q8vlx)

156
I'm guessing the point is to not hold your dick like you got tourettes.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 20, 2014 10:41 PM (FMbng)

Or trying to put out a fire. Although it's fun to write your name in the snow, or so I've been told.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2014 10:47 PM (HVff2)

157 145 My bathroom is 4' x 7'. The sink is next to the toilet. Where do you suggest I put my toothbrush, the kitchen?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 20, 2014 10:42 PM (asOW2)

YES!
Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 10:43 PM (0FSuD)

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

My husband does his toothbrushing at the kitchen sink. I don't know why, and I don't care. But I did make him stop shaving in the middle of the kitchen.

Posted by: Sister Sestina at April 20, 2014 10:47 PM (LtUE0)

158 Okay, yes, we are all doomed to the kind of really bad toilets that, had they been made first, they probably wouldn't have caught on and we'd all still be whizzing in the bushes and pooping in ditches. However, if I can sit down to pee, so can the boyz. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Posted by: Peaches at April 20, 2014 10:47 PM (8lmkt)

159 Which one?
The draft because the Celtics have a decent pick this year, anywhere from 1-8, and they really need it. The Bobcats because Al Jefferson has had a career year and breathed life into a moribund franchise. That he did it under the tutelage of Michael Jordan and Patrick Ewing gives me nostalgic twangs. Plus, Kemba Walker is a star in anybody's book.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2014 10:47 PM (ZshNr)

160 "I should note that we were about 2 cars back from a bicycling accident on Highway 9 in Saratoga today, and ferried the guy home."

Good on the eldritch horror and BH for having stepped up on this.

For those not experienced with the greater SF Bay Area, the foothills and mountains to the west of Silicon Valley are absolutely flipping amazing places to hike, bike, and motorcycle. Beautiful views. Fresh air. Canyons. Trees. Wildlife up to and including mountain lions.

I am basically just down to hiking at this point after so many horrific two-wheeled accidents on those roads (in a few of which I was an active but unwilling participant). Californians can't drive for shit. Don't put your own fragile body anywhere that a Californian might run over it.

Hiking trails, maybe you're okay. But I nearly got killed on a bicycle once at sunset on a paved trail here, where a pair of county sheriff's deputies hauling ass the other way in a big SUV (no lights, nothing) nearly turned me into a hood ornament. They didn't even slow down as I dumped the bike into a ravine full of poison oak to get out of their way. Still don't know what the fuck that was about.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 20, 2014 10:47 PM (noWW6)

161 * recalls Tinkle Toy at at George's Middle East Delicatessen in Atlanta *

It was a little plastic propeller mounted in the center a plastic mesh screen that laid in the bowl of the urinal.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 10:48 PM (aDwsi)

162 Strangely appropriate book for this thread...

http://tinyurl.com/lmfofmb

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 20, 2014 10:48 PM (wIBSj)

163 "Attempting to smoke powered alcohol should earn a Darwin Award."
Posted by: tmitsss at April 20, 2014 10:38 PM

Dude. Hold my Packets and Watch This....
Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 10:42 PM


I hadn't thought of that. I may be buying a crack pipe soon.

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 20, 2014 10:48 PM (KCxzN)

164 However, if I can sit down to pee, so can the boyz. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Posted by: Peaches at April 20, 2014 10:47 PM (8lmkt)

---------

Never. You want a man, or a Metrosexual? No thank you.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 20, 2014 10:49 PM (ojnk6)

165 MOUNTAIN VIEW (KPIX 5) While open enrollment for coverage under the Affordable Care Act is closed, many of the newly insured are finding they cant find doctors, landing them into a state described as medical homelessness.

Posted by: Obama For-ks America at April 20, 2014 10:49 PM (e8kgV)

166 My bathroom is 4' x 7'. The sink is next to the toilet. Where do you suggest I put my toothbrush, the kitchen?
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy


Jeebus lady. My bathroom is big enough to play badminton in, and the toilet is behind a closed door, way far from the sink.
Why is California so barbarous?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding Orca at April 20, 2014 10:49 PM (+1T7c)

167 YES!
Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 10:43 PM (0FSuD)

No. I close the lid. Anyone else who doesn't never gets past the guest powder room.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 20, 2014 10:50 PM (asOW2)

168 Any Morons who are Yankee fans here

Ivan Nova has a torn UCL. TJ surgery probable

There's been an epidemic of torn UCL's lately

Posted by: kbdabear at April 20, 2014 10:51 PM (aTXUx)

169 haven't we already done the real man may sit or stand male pee chat?

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 10:51 PM (nqBYe)

170 96
Y'all I fed 25 people this evening.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 20, 2014 10:36 PM (N/cFh)
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Did this involve loaves and fishes?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 20, 2014 10:51 PM (T1005)

171 However, if I can sit down to pee, so can the boyz.
------------------------

How would you like in inadvertently dip your parts into the water of a public toilet? A friend told me about it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 10:51 PM (aDwsi)

172 Another great former train station is Cincinnati's magnificent Union Terminal.

According to Wikipedia, it is now used as a museum, but it was abandoned for a while. I'm fortunate to have vague memories of it when it was a working train station.

https://tinyurl.com/k2y3voh

Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2014 10:51 PM (sdi6R)

173 Like Stalin with the vote count, I don't care who charts the poll, as long as I get to phrase the questions. Everybody agrees, Obama lies. And lots of folks are OK with that. Wouldn't it be interesting to put a number to that?

There were several distinguished units of field artillery completely staffed by black troops during WWII. One set a record for rapidity of fire, and while running the relay between volleys, used to call out, "Rommel, count your men!"

On my very worst days, I use that as a kind of battle cry. It encourages the troops wonderfully.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 20, 2014 10:51 PM (xq1UY)

174 @150

Good stuff. I got arrested in Vera Cruz Mexico pissing on a wall. No public toilets anywhere.

$20 and I was out of the cop car.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 10:51 PM (0FSuD)

175 170
Did this involve loaves and fishes?
Posted by: cthulhu at April 20, 2014 10:51 PM (T1005)
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No. My divinity remains under question.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 20, 2014 10:52 PM (N/cFh)

176 "I once was a very late entrant to a buffet, and got to see their closing
act. Everything that is open goes into 40 gallon trash cans. It cannot
be donated to a homeless shelter, or fed to humans. Hundreds, maybe even
thousands of pounds of discarded food each night. The contents are sold
to hog farmers, per one of the employees."

An episode of _Dirty Jobs_ with Mike Rowe has him shoveling out a huge cascade of rancid ice cream from Las Vegas casino buffets, on a hog farmer's property. The hogs are happy with that.

One can only imagine, absent Smell-O-Vision, what it must be like to produce that series. There was a hilarious piece that Rowe narrated about what was the worst single episode they had filmed, a fish gutting plant, where his producer and the crew members were all bent over projectile vomiting in the parking lot upon arrival, before any of them even so much as set a foot inside the building.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 20, 2014 10:52 PM (noWW6)

177 Hey, Recovery Summer V is just around the corner

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 20, 2014 10:52 PM (e8kgV)

178 "There's been an epidemic of torn UCL's lately."
Posted by: kbdabear at April 20, 2014 10:51 PM (aTXUx)

It has been horrific. I think I can name seven pitchers off the top-of-my head. There may be more than ten before the first three weeks were over.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 10:53 PM (lq3Ak)

179 LOL

I received a couple of tweets from a Moron about the last open thread.

He says he has been banned from the Easter festivities. IIUC, he assigned to roles to his nieces and nephews so that they could sing along with Baby Got Back.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 10:54 PM (DmNpO)

180 How would you like in inadvertently dip your parts into the water of a public toilet? A friend told me about it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 10:51 PM (aDwsi)

Why in the name of all that is holy would a man sit to pee in a public toilet? I don't even sit on public toilets, it's the squat and hover for every woman I've ever known. Plus, you friend must have a really bad case of the dangles . . . . eeewwwww!

Posted by: Peaches at April 20, 2014 10:54 PM (8lmkt)

181 FIRST!!!!

Yes, I have been drinking, why do you ask?

Posted by: DC in Towson at April 20, 2014 10:55 PM (gJ81s)

182 164 However, if I can sit down to pee, so can the boyz. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Posted by: Peaches at April 20, 2014 10:47 PM (8lmkt)

If every time you peed your tits hit the water, would you sit down to pee?

Get it? Waters cold, our dick are large.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 10:55 PM (0FSuD)

183 It was a little plastic propeller mounted in the center a plastic mesh screen that laid in the bowl of the urinal.
Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 10:48 PM


I always loved the shit-kicker palaces filling the urinals with ice. Melting siht helps one focus. It's like peeing in the snow, without freezing your ass off.

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 20, 2014 10:55 PM (KCxzN)

184 Evening Morons!

Happy and Blessed Easter.


So, who have we pissed off today?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 20, 2014 10:55 PM (GEICT)

185 One can only imagine, absent Smell-O-Vision,

I can't imagine doing those jobs. Strong smells like that send me into paroxysms of vomiting.

Posted by: no good deed at April 20, 2014 10:56 PM (ILBCY)

186 181 FIRST!!!!

Yes, I have been drinking, why do you ask?
Posted by: DC in Towson at April 20, 2014 10:55 PM (gJ81s)



Reaction time is still good to go!


Posted by: EC at April 20, 2014 10:56 PM (doBIb)

187 I dont mind sitting down at home. Anywhere else though I prefer to stand. So would you ladies admit it.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:56 PM (JdEZJ)

188 According to Wikipedia, it is now used as a museum, but it was abandoned for a while. I'm fortunate to have vague memories of it when it was a working train station.

Posted by: rickl

The museum is actually pretty nice. We went there when my kids were little. They saved this grand old building in Cincy from being destroyed.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding Orca at April 20, 2014 10:56 PM (+1T7c)

189 Nip: Word man

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 20, 2014 10:56 PM (Q8vlx)

190 181 FIRST!!!!

Yes, I have been drinking, why do you ask?
Posted by: DC in Towson at April 20, 2014 10:55 PM (gJ81s)

Real or the dehydrated shit?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2014 10:56 PM (HVff2)

191 So, who have we pissed off today?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 20, 2014 10:55 PM (GEICT)

The ettes want us to put the seat down, fuck em.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 10:57 PM (0FSuD)

192 Hiking trails, maybe you're okay. But I nearly got
killed on a bicycle once at sunset on a paved trail here, where a pair
of county sheriff's deputies hauling ass the other way in a big SUV (no
lights, nothing) nearly turned me into a hood ornament. They didn't even
slow down as I dumped the bike into a ravine full of poison oak to get
out of their way. Still don't know what the fuck that was about.



Posted by: torquewrench at April 20, 2014 10:47 PM (noWW6)
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"Deputy 1-9 on channel Delta-4. Donut sale at Stan's. Over."

Posted by: cthulhu at April 20, 2014 10:58 PM (T1005)

193 Get it? Waters cold, our dick are large.





Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 10:55 PM (0FSuD)

Are you an amputee? Because no one's dick hits the water from a standing position. That is pure unadulterated horsepucky, right there.

Posted by: Peaches at April 20, 2014 10:58 PM (8lmkt)

194 It has been horrific. I think I can name seven pitchers off the top-of-my head. There may be more than ten before the first three weeks were over.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 10:53 PM (lq3Ak)

Recent UCL injuries; Jarrod Parker, Kris Medlen, Brian Beachy, Matt Moore, Bobby Parnell, Ivan Nova, Patrick Corbin

Still recovering from last season TJ surgery; Matt Harvey, Jeremy Hefner, Chad Billingsley, Johnny Venters, Joel Hanrahan, Dylan Bundy

There are more, that's what I can think of off the top of my head

Posted by: kbdabear at April 20, 2014 10:58 PM (aTXUx)

195 BCochran, Nip wants to rumble/

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 10:58 PM (nqBYe)

196 Fuck that seat down shit. I can piss outside anywhere I want. Except the Alamo.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 20, 2014 10:58 PM (Q8vlx)

197 >>>Reaction time is still good to go!

*drops everything-*

Fuck me, Disney is tiring. I'm almost ready to go back to work.

Almost.

Posted by: DC in Towson at April 20, 2014 10:59 PM (gJ81s)

198 Hey it's easier to sit and I can keep reading.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:59 PM (JdEZJ)

199 "Are you an amputee? Because no one's dick hits the water from a standing position. That is pure unadulterated horsepucky, right there."
-Posted by: Peaches

It is an old joke, Peaches! "Whoo! Water is COLD!"

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 11:00 PM (lq3Ak)

200 The ettes want us to put the seat down, fuck em.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 10:57 PM (0FSuD)



Anyone too stupid to look before they sit, whether Ron or Ette (to see if the seats down and/or clean), deserves what they get.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 20, 2014 11:00 PM (GEICT)

201 Peaches: Pretty sure he means sitting down.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 20, 2014 11:00 PM (Q8vlx)

202 166
My bathroom is 4' x 7'. The sink is next to the toilet. Where do you suggest I put my toothbrush, the kitchen?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy





Jeebus lady. My bathroom is big enough to play badminton in, and the toilet is behind a closed door, way far from the sink.

Why is California so barbarous?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding Orca at April 20, 2014 10:49 PM (+1T7c)
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I live in a neighborhood where 1500 square-foot homes on 6500 feet of land go can go for more than $800,000. You want a bigger bathroom?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 20, 2014 11:00 PM (T1005)

203 i had noticed when my boys were small they could sit to do both .
it was amazing i tell you!

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 11:00 PM (nqBYe)

204 Are you an amputee? Because no one's dick hits the water from a standing position. That is pure unadulterated horsepucky, right there.
Posted by: Peaches at April 20, 2014 10:58 PM (8lmkt)

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You just said that if you can sit down to pee so can we. This is what was being responded to, if I'm reading things correctly.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 20, 2014 11:01 PM (ojnk6)

205 One of McInnes' classics is his video on how to piss in public:

O.M.G. Definite 'Ron. He needs to stop by the local drunken beach volleyball tourney and learn the "lean up against the net post" and the "lean over behind the beach chair while pretending to grab something from the cooler". Also classic moves.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 20, 2014 11:01 PM (asOW2)

206 Are you an amputee? Because no one's dick hits the water from a standing position. That is pure unadulterated horsepucky, right there.

Posted by: Peaches at April 20, 2014 10:58 PM (8lmkt)

That's the point sweet heart. IF I sit down my dick will be in the water, BUT it's not when I am standing.

Well, not that much. ha ha

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 11:01 PM (0FSuD)

207 It is an old joke, Peaches! "Whoo! Water is COLD!"


****

that'll teach you to pee off a bridge

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 11:01 PM (DmNpO)

208
Fuck me, Disney is tiring. I'm almost ready to go back to work.

Almost.
Posted by: DC in Towson at April 20, 2014 10:59 PM (gJ81s)



That's right!!! How goes it? What have y'all done?



It is an old joke, Peaches! "Whoo! Water is COLD!"
Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 11:00 PM (lq3Ak)



Deep too!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 20, 2014 11:01 PM (GEICT)

209 Guys peeing sittin down is like a tailhook.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 20, 2014 11:01 PM (Q8vlx)

210 BCochran forgets the night tinkles and the splash with the,' WTF, you bastard' commentary.

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 11:01 PM (nqBYe)

211 This beer crisis has really got me worried. Should I be stocking up?

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 11:02 PM (JdEZJ)

212 Gimme a couple of packets of that Bourbon...., no...., not that , I want the the 20 year old stuff.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 11:02 PM (aDwsi)

213 "There are more, that's what I can think of off the top of my head."
Posted by: kbdabear at April 20, 2014 10:58 PM (aTXUx)

You nailed it, amigo. I had 'em written down on my calendar. Double-checked.

*nails*

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 11:02 PM (lq3Ak)

214 207 It is an old joke, Peaches! "Whoo! Water is COLD!"


****

that'll teach you to pee off a bridge

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 11:01 PM (DmNpO)

And the answer is???

Deep too!

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 11:02 PM (0FSuD)

215 Because no one's dick hits the water from a standing position.


** ahem **

Posted by: fluffy at April 20, 2014 11:03 PM (Ua6T/)

216 my last comment on that subject.

.men.

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 11:03 PM (nqBYe)

217 ** ahem **

Posted by: fluffy at April 20, 2014 11:03 PM (Ua6T/)



Dude, you're not standing. You're drunk and laying on the toilet.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 20, 2014 11:04 PM (GEICT)

218 "This beer crisis has really got me worried. Should I be stocking up?"
-Posted by: freaked

Any way you slice it?

...it couldn't hurt!

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 11:04 PM (lq3Ak)

219 What, no Johnny Holmes sock yet? It's like I don't know you people anymore...

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 20, 2014 11:04 PM (ojnk6)

220 Willow: So let it be done. Please.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 20, 2014 11:04 PM (Q8vlx)

221 What a day. Wife and I got up early to get the house ready for our lunch with family, went to church, got home and fixed lunch. One by one our family members all called to cancel. So the wife and I ended up eating the Easter feast ourselves and then delivering the meal to the family members that cancelled since they were all ill and one had hurt her back and was in bed.

Only one that absolutely blew us off was the Mrs' brother, and he is a dickhead 95% of the time.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 20, 2014 11:04 PM (HxSXm)

222 Well, not that much. ha ha

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 11:01 PM (0FSuD)

I stand (or sit) corrected.

Posted by: Peaches at April 20, 2014 11:05 PM (8lmkt)

223 I can't believe we all know the same piss jokes.

Well, actually I guess I can.

After deep too, the third guy says, yeah that sand will starch your dick too.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 11:05 PM (0FSuD)

224 OK, Tuesday morning is when I start getting up like I'm going to work...

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 20, 2014 11:06 PM (KCxzN)

225 Californians can't drive for shi

Go for a drive south on Vista del Mar from playa del Rey down through to hermosa beach on a Sunday morning with those poor innocent little bicyclists & then get back to me about how evil all us drivers are. Oh, and FYI, there's a bike path that ENTIRE length so that the sad innocents don't have to be menaced by big bad cars. But guess where most ride instead?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 20, 2014 11:06 PM (asOW2)

226 That was kind of you to turn the lunch into meals on wheels.

Posted by: no good deed at April 20, 2014 11:07 PM (ILBCY)

227 224 OK, Tuesday morning is when I start getting up like I'm going to work...
Posted by: AltonJackson at April 20, 2014 11:06 PM (KCxzN)

You got the job? Congrats?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2014 11:07 PM (HVff2)

228 Y'all are gettin' kinda pissy tonight.

Posted by: tbodie at April 20, 2014 11:07 PM (6B4ha)

229 Pee prostrate to aid the prostate

Posted by: Hole in the Wall Gang at April 20, 2014 11:08 PM (wu/TK)

230 Happy Easter. One last time.


http://tinyurl.com/m5pjtge

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 11:08 PM (0FSuD)

231 i would call em. peetotalers

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 11:08 PM (nqBYe)

232 Just figured out some fuckers broke into my storage shed. Stole a weed eater and a leaf blower. Must have cut the lock off but I couldn't find it anywhere.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2014 11:08 PM (J9Xir)

233 176 >> There was a hilarious piece that Rowe narrated about what was the worst
single episode they had filmed, a fish gutting plant, where his producer
and the crew members were all bent over projectile vomiting in the
parking lot upon arrival, before any of them even so much as set a foot
inside the building.

torque, cool to know that the employee had it right on the food going to the hogs. I once spent a couple of January days at a Minnesota sugar beet processor; the stench is so heavy in the air that it seems like you could cut it with a knife. But you get used to it (sorta). Everything I brought with me picked up the stank too; the airplane ride home was not amusing to my fellow passengers. The wife got one whiff of my clothes when I got home and made me change in the utility room.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 20, 2014 11:08 PM (cHZB7)

234 Sitting is not a option. I gots to use a stool.

Posted by: Long Dong Silver at April 20, 2014 11:10 PM (JdEZJ)

235 185
One can only imagine, absent Smell-O-Vision,



I can't imagine doing those jobs. Strong smells like that send me into paroxysms of vomiting.

Posted by: no good deed at April 20, 2014 10:56 PM (ILBCY)
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Back when I worked for a national accounting firm, they had an audit client in the Central Valley of California that was The Audit From Hell. People would do anything not to be assigned to it -- reputedly including having friends run over their feet with cars.



Sad thing is, they were really nice people doing business in a serious value-added way. The books were usually squeaky-clean, and they were never hostile.



But their line-of-business was rendering animal carcasses for tallow, their month-end was August, and their inventory was a large blacktop parking lot with numbered stalls, many containing piles of roadkill, feedlot culls, veterinary refuse, and slaughterhouse rejects. It was often over 100 degrees out there, and auditors would have to do test-counts.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 20, 2014 11:10 PM (T1005)

236 My dick is so big it has a lobby and elevators.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at April 20, 2014 11:10 PM (jucos)

237 "Oh, and FYI, there's a bike path that ENTIRE length so that the sad innocents don't have to be menaced by big bad cars. But guess where most ride instead?"
-Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy

We have he same problem in the "MetroParks". A State-funded path of wooded & scenic areas and paths in Ohio.

Jackasses on the roads instead of a Well-Maitained path. I can see it for certain areas in the Fall, because of slippery leaves and long hills, but not everywhere.

I perform "fly-by's" All The Time. Close enough to make it uncomfortable. *HORN*

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 11:10 PM (lq3Ak)

238 Sorry to hear that RK.

Posted by: tbodie at April 20, 2014 11:11 PM (6B4ha)

239 165 MOUNTAIN VIEW (KPIX 5) While open enrollment for coverage under the Affordable Care Act is closed, many of the newly insured are finding they cant find doctors, landing them into a state described as medical homelessness.
Posted by: Obama For-ks America at April 20, 2014 10:49 PM (e8kgV)



Think HBO will do another Comic Relief for these homeless?

Or will they wait until a Republican is in the White House?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 20, 2014 11:11 PM (HxSXm)

240 The Times:
US ready to target Russian presidents hidden $40bn stash

Apparently, Putin has some $40 billion in Swiss bank accounts.

Posted by: Obama For-ks Putin at April 20, 2014 11:11 PM (e8kgV)

241 By the time the lawyers get through the warning label on that powdered alcohol is going to be awesome.

Posted by: tmitsss at April 20, 2014 11:11 PM (Pa9vP)

242 This war on men is disturbing. And on Easter, no less.

Posted by: Fritz at April 20, 2014 11:11 PM (oJUxt)

243 Grand Central Station is the Subway Station at 42nd St. Grand Central Terminal is the former New York Central terminus.

Both are now owned by the Metropolitan Transportation Agency (MTA) GCT - Metro North; GCS - New York City Subway.

Both are the current recipients of large amounts of government largesse.

Like Neil Diamond, "I'm New York born and raised."

Posted by: Fox2! at April 20, 2014 11:12 PM (cHwSy)

244 I love my people

Posted by: Zakn at April 20, 2014 11:12 PM (zyaZ1)

245 244 I love my people
Posted by: Zakn at April 20, 2014 11:12 PM (zyaZ1)



"my people"????

RACIST

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 20, 2014 11:13 PM (GEICT)

246 Apparently, Putin has some $40 billion in Swiss bank accounts.
Posted by: Obama For-ks Putin at April 20, 2014 11:11 PM (e8kgV)

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

Why in the hell would anyone siphon off more than a Billion? How much shit can ya buy?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 20, 2014 11:14 PM (ojnk6)

247 "I live in a neighborhood where 1500 square-foot homes on 6500 feet of
land can go for more than $800,000. You want a bigger bathroom?"

Oh, you had a bathroom. An indoor one.

We would have _loved_ to have had that. It would have been like a palace to us!

Instead, all two hundred twenty of us had to use the same outdoor privy. And swim under ice floes fighting off leopard seals to get to it. And the paper, when there was any, which was only on alternate Tuesdays in the summer, was forty grit.

Sit to pee? Only if you weren't scared of the ice weasels taking a nip of your junk.

Posted by: Four Yorkshiremen at April 20, 2014 11:14 PM (noWW6)

248
Biggest irritation with toilets are the water saving versions.

Our new (to us) house had one .

We have another one, aka single flush style.

And there's no flow restrictors in the faucets.




Posted by: irongrampa at April 20, 2014 11:14 PM (SAMxH)

249 My people: Totally racist. Resist we much!

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 20, 2014 11:14 PM (Q8vlx)

250 Yes, I start on the 28th. I gotta dial in to getting up at 0530.

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 20, 2014 11:14 PM (KCxzN)

251 "By the time the lawyers get through the warning label on that powdered alcohol is going to be awesome."
Posted by: tmitsss at April 20, 2014 11:11 PM (Pa9vP)

HAH! Beef jerky-sized packaging, with a "teenth" in the corner.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 11:14 PM (lq3Ak)

252 Why in the hell would anyone siphon off more than a Billion? How much shit can ya buy?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 20, 2014 11:14 PM (ojnk6)



Evil volcanic island lairs with the latest in techno gadgets and a shitload of weaponry don't come cheap.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 20, 2014 11:15 PM (GEICT)

253 Hey EC, not sure if this really works or not as a music video.

http://youtu.be/g10DqPbbUuw


Hey, Hey! Go Ducks!

Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2014 11:15 PM (SZM+L)

254 240 The Times:
US ready to target Russian presidents hidden $40bn stash

Apparently, Putin has some $40 billion in Swiss bank accounts.
Posted by: Obama For-ks Putin at April 20, 2014 11:11 PM (e8kgV)

Guess Eastern Ukraine is going to burn over the next few weeks.

Posted by: Thrawn at April 20, 2014 11:15 PM (WlWt+)

255 Alton mazel tov!

I hope you are treated well and get paid better.

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 11:16 PM (nqBYe)

256 "I love my people"
-Posted by: Zakn

I suppose they're "Well-Spoken", as well.

*Harumph!*

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 11:16 PM (lq3Ak)

257 @243

GC station WAS totally built with private funds in 1913.

After the PA Central went broke, the city and state took it over. Note I said BUILT not currently owned

http://tinyurl.com/n28d9oj

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 11:16 PM (0FSuD)

258 Come to Italy. It's fun.

Posted by: The Italian Tourism Board at April 20, 2014 11:17 PM (Ktume)

259
Posted by: cthulhu at April 20, 2014 11:10 PM (T1005)
_______________
My friends dad had 3 Vet clinics that he ran, and one time I helped my friend pick up pets at each clinic that have met their ends. We took them all to a place in South St Paul called Van Hoven. What I saw cannot be unseen. In a cavernous warehouse type building was the biggest, rankest pile of death I ever witnessed. The guy that assisted us in unloading was so immune to the smell and everything associated with the place that he seemed like a zombie. Threw these passed pets like he was chucking firewood. It was surreal.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at April 20, 2014 11:17 PM (jucos)

260 40 bn? well of course they want that, have to pay for the new green scams ready to roll out.

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 11:17 PM (nqBYe)

261 Italy: Gateway to Albania.

Posted by: The Italian Tourism Board at April 20, 2014 11:17 PM (Ktume)

262 PA Central was the successor of NY Central and is now Conrail.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 11:17 PM (0FSuD)

263 We ran into something strange last night. We went to another church's take on The Passion Play, but it was strange as hell. It pretty much had the "Left Behind" plot interspersed with the Passion Play, kind of flash forwarding back an forth in time.


From how the government was portrayed in the "present timeline", I would bet there were not very many Obama voters in the congregation.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 20, 2014 11:18 PM (HxSXm)

264 AMF morons.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 11:18 PM (0FSuD)

265 Soscial Distortion really takes the edge off. Kick Ass!

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 20, 2014 11:18 PM (Q8vlx)

266 Italy: First Rome, Now Fiats.

Posted by: The Italian Tourism Board at April 20, 2014 11:18 PM (Ktume)

267 Meanwhile the NLRB wants to give unions a veto over an employer's decision to relocate.
----


They should sell vacation packages. I would really like to visit their world, if only temporarily.

Posted by: RWC at April 20, 2014 11:18 PM (QeH9j)

268 247
"I live in a neighborhood where 1500 square-foot homes on 6500 feet of

land can go for more than $800,000. You want a bigger bathroom?"

Oh, you had a bathroom. An indoor one.

We would have _loved_ to have had that. It would have been like a palace to us!

Instead,
all two hundred twenty of us had to use the same outdoor privy. And
swim under ice floes fighting off leopard seals to get to it. And the
paper, when there was any, which was only on alternate Tuesdays in the
summer, was forty grit.

Sit to pee? Only if you weren't scared of the ice weasels taking a nip of your junk.



Posted by: Four Yorkshiremen at April 20, 2014 11:14 PM (noWW6)
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With the leopard seals and ice weasels, I wasn't sure if it was going to be Four Yorkshiremen or Four Yorkshirepenguins.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 20, 2014 11:19 PM (T1005)

269 242 This war on men is disturbing. And on Easter, no less.

Not peeing on the seat & closing the lid to flush are acts if war? Wow, some of you must be comfortable with never getting laid again.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 20, 2014 11:19 PM (asOW2)

270 My bathroom is 4' x 7'. The sink is next to the toilet. Where do you suggest I put my toothbrush, the kitchen?
Put it next to the bathroom pistol in the towel cupboard.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2014 11:19 PM (SZM+L)

271 " No one's dick reaches the water from a standing position? Wanna bet?"

Posted by: Mandingo at April 20, 2014 11:19 PM (Usdw3)

272 Italy: Similar to Greece, Almost.

Posted by: The Italian Tourism Board at April 20, 2014 11:19 PM (Ktume)

273 Come to Italy. It's fun.

Posted by: The Italian Tourism Board at April 20, 2014 11:17 PM (Ktume)


Blew the whole budget on the ONT?!

Posted by: tbodie at April 20, 2014 11:20 PM (6B4ha)

274 259 Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at April 20, 2014 11:17 PM (jucos)

Didn't need that TM thanks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2014 11:20 PM (HVff2)

275 Depends.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at April 20, 2014 10:39 PM (V4CBV)

Ha ha. Not funny. I have a friend who had prostate surgery that got fucked up and he has to wear them.

He knows when to go home when they fill up.

--

It was my dad's joke with his prostate cancer.
If it's a literal pissing contest you want to get mock-offended by, he would probably say, "Lighten up, Francis."

Posted by: Dr. Varno at April 20, 2014 11:21 PM (V4CBV)

276 So the unions want to collpase/manage another company so that govt can continue to bail them out with tax dollars?

so the NLRB wants to Digest companies (nationalize) company and the Unions?

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 11:22 PM (nqBYe)

277 It seems like you're paid to link to that crapbag of a website PJmedia every day... that couldn't be true though huh... It's not like they would have offered you money to buy this site and in negotiations came to the conclusion a secret linking deal would be better. soon all conservative blogs will be PJMEDIA?

Posted by: Kaptain Amerika at April 20, 2014 11:22 PM (qoBbE)

278 Italy: We Invented Fascism!

Posted by: The Italian Tourism Board at April 20, 2014 11:22 PM (Ktume)

279 Wow, some of you must be comfortable with never getting laid again.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 20, 2014 11:19 PM (asOW2)

hands Bebe a glass of wine.

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 11:23 PM (nqBYe)

280 Put it next to the bathroom pistol in the towel cupboard.

Bwaaahhh there's no room in there for a linen closet either. Cabinet under the sink is it.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 20, 2014 11:23 PM (asOW2)

281 277 It seems like you're paid to link to that crapbag of a website PJmedia every day... that couldn't be true though huh... It's not like they would have offered you money to buy this site and in negotiations came to the conclusion a secret linking deal would be better. soon all conservative blogs will be PJMEDIA?

Posted by: Kaptain Amerika at April 20, 2014 11:22 PM (qoBbE)



Is this all you have to do with your life?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 20, 2014 11:23 PM (GEICT)

282 It has been raining most of the day and I've been here all but for a couple of hours. They would have had to have to done it in a very narrow window of time. Fucking weird.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2014 11:24 PM (J9Xir)

283 How many little Hitlers does it take to make a big Hitler? And how many big Hitlers does it take to make the trains/buses/trains run on time and herd all the resistors into the labor/extermination camps?

Posted by: Angel with a sword at April 20, 2014 11:24 PM (hpgw1)

284 259

Posted by: cthulhu at April 20, 2014 11:10 PM (T1005)
_______________
My
friends dad had 3 Vet clinics that he ran, and one time I helped my
friend pick up pets at each clinic that have met their ends. We took
them all to a place in South St Paul called Van Hoven. What I saw cannot
be unseen. In a cavernous warehouse type building was the biggest,
rankest pile of death I ever witnessed. The guy that assisted us in
unloading was so immune to the smell and everything associated with the
place that he seemed like a zombie. Threw these passed pets like he was
chucking firewood. It was surreal.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at April 20, 2014 11:17 PM (jucos)
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Yep. Now just put it outside, on asphalt, and turn it up to 100 degrees during the day and 80 at night.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 20, 2014 11:24 PM (T1005)

285 Okay, since we are on the subject of dicks and all that, somebody put my on some f'in knowledge here. My son has a pet mouse, and the store said he was a fancy mouse, and he lives in a cage, but tonight I caught the little rodent climbing the bars of the cage and rubbing his little rodent boy part on the bars, leaving, you guessed it, a smelly mess.



Do I really need to put up with a resident rodent fapper?



I'm thinking parenting may have taken a turn for the worse here.

Posted by: tcn at April 20, 2014 11:24 PM (fwcEs)

286 Happy Easter everybody! 275 toilet comments, eh! Nice to see we're getting more classy with each passing day!

Posted by: S. Muldoon at April 20, 2014 11:25 PM (MKpBT)

287 Go, come, stay. Meh.

Posted by: Italian Tourism Board at April 20, 2014 11:25 PM (ujux6)

288 hands Bebe a glass of wine.
Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 11:23 PM (nqBYe)

Slainte!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 20, 2014 11:25 PM (asOW2)

289 soon all conservative blogs will be PJMEDIA?
Posted by: Kaptain Amerika at April 20, 2014 11:22 PM (qoBbE)

-----------

Issues with posts here care can be easily addressed by using the Hot Air escape option, which is located at the top left of the page.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 20, 2014 11:26 PM (ojnk6)

290 >>>Not peeing on the seat closing the lid to flush are acts if war?
Wow, some of you must be comfortable with never getting laid again.<<<

Actually, I avoid the topic completely by urinating in the azaleas off of the back porch.

Posted by: Fritz at April 20, 2014 11:26 PM (oJUxt)

291 Here's a Toast:

To Beautiful Women like My Mother, many 'ettes and Gingy, (who made dinner for Twenty-Five!)...

-May those of us whose Holiday was Blessed with your triumph of exertion, effort and success continue to be Blessed by those among us who do it out of Pure Love.

Our joyous Holidays are made ever-more joyful by those among us who endeavor to persevere.

*Hear! Hear!*

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 11:26 PM (lq3Ak)

292 Italy: Bringing Dictators and Gas Stations Together

Posted by: The Italian Tourism Board at April 20, 2014 11:26 PM (Ktume)

293 A Moron Mouse..... Cool. See if you can get it to drink....

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at April 20, 2014 11:26 PM (jucos)

294
Is there some kind of problem when refreshing the page tonite?

Damn thing goes batshit jumping around before settling down--not always at the proper comment.

Or am I alone with this?

Posted by: irongrampa at April 20, 2014 11:27 PM (SAMxH)

295 We've been at it since we got the contract to stoke the fires of Moloch.

Posted by: Little Hitler Union Local 666 at April 20, 2014 11:27 PM (Pa9vP)

296 Do I really need to put up with a resident rodent fapper?


Just leave an open can of tuna on the back steps. I'll take care of your rodent problem.

Posted by: alley cat at April 20, 2014 11:27 PM (Ua6T/)

297 So on the amazing abandoned railway stations link, there is the "West Oakland 16th Street Station", which I can testify is real, and spectacular.

It's described as being "in the heart of a thriving area".

Well, thriving if by "thriving" you mean drive-by shootings on a regular basis.

I drove around that neighborhood in concentric circles, keeping my head well down and trying to find the nearest operating retail business. The closest thing was a ratty corner liquor store, the kind of place where the cashier is behind bulletproof Lexan with a slide drawer for cards and cash.

As with the abandoned Detroit rail station, grand architectural magnificence that it's possibly worth your life to get near.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 20, 2014 11:28 PM (noWW6)

298 293 A Moron Mouse..... Cool. See if you can get it to drink....

Or you could just put some powdered alcohol on his food pellets.

Posted by: no good deed at April 20, 2014 11:28 PM (ILBCY)

299 You think it's no fun being pissed off[/b all the time? Spend an evening with us.

Posted by: Fritz's azaleas at April 20, 2014 11:28 PM (MKpBT)

Posted by: Fritz's azaleas at April 20, 2014 11:28 PM (MKpBT)

301 Just leave an open can of tuna on the back steps. I'll take care of your rodent problem.
Posted by: alley cat


I don't work for free, I'll have you know!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at April 20, 2014 11:29 PM (ujux6)

302 ok now that Truck told the story of where our pets go .
do they have pet cremations, if we are in a city and cannot bury in our backyard a 200 lb. pet when they go?

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 11:29 PM (nqBYe)

303 Wow, Fritz's azaleas- that was close.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at April 20, 2014 11:29 PM (MKpBT)

304 Maybe he hates his job?
I'll show those fuckers. I'll pee all over the stall. wizzz. wizzz. Wizzzz wizzz ah ha ha ha ha ha!

I do that too but unfortunately I have a home office.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 20, 2014 11:30 PM (hn5v5)

305 281 Is this all you have to do with your life?
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 20, 2014 11:23 PM (GEICT)

Come on, we pay good money for that nonsense. Are you trying to deprive basement dwellers of their Hot Pockets and Cheetohs?!

Posted by: Soros' Internet Troll Brigade Management at April 20, 2014 11:30 PM (asOW2)

306 Oh so close....

Posted by: the Barrel at April 20, 2014 11:30 PM (6B4ha)

307 Nice save, Seamus.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 20, 2014 11:30 PM (ojnk6)

308 A Whole Country Shaped Like Footwear

Posted by: The Italian Tourism Board at April 20, 2014 11:30 PM (Ktume)

309 Willow, do you have a pet chubby guy?

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 20, 2014 11:30 PM (N/cFh)

310 Evenin' everyone.

I see BBD is here, so I'll lay out the bad news. Andrea somebody won the Shelby.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 20, 2014 11:30 PM (0AKks)

311 Posted by: Fritz's azaleas at April 20, 2014 11:28 PM (MKpBT)

Kick-Save, And A Beauty!

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 11:30 PM (lq3Ak)

312 They do have pet cremations. I had my first Weimaraner cremated after I put her down. They returned her to me in a very nice Walnut box. I buried her in my back yard.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at April 20, 2014 11:32 PM (jucos)

313 We once ruled the known world! Now we have McDonalds and Starbucks on every corner.

Posted by: Italian Tourism Board at April 20, 2014 11:32 PM (ujux6)

314 Gingy i have a mastiff, she is above 200 , tall and husky, she is a baby when in a thunderstorm or getting a bath though.

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 11:33 PM (nqBYe)

315 Italy: Kicking The Shit Out Of Sicily Since Maps Were Invented

Posted by: The Italian Tourism Board at April 20, 2014 11:33 PM (Ktume)

316 GREENSBORO, Ga. Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole.

These are some of the measures some would say gimmicks that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game.

Many of golfs leaders are so convinced the sport is in danger of following the baby boomer generation into the grave that an internal rebellion has led to alternative forms of golf with new equipment, new rules and radical changes to courses. The goal is to alter the games reputation in order to recruit lapsed golfers and a younger demographic.

Posted by: Robert Kennedy's ghost at April 20, 2014 11:34 PM (e8kgV)

317 Enough with the hyper active page refresh.


Goodnite, good people. Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 20, 2014 11:34 PM (SAMxH)

318 Truck, whew, alright, that will be my plan then, unless the world goes to pt and no one will care if she passes that i disOBEY the law.

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 11:34 PM (nqBYe)

319 Time to call it a night. See y'all tomorrow.

Posted by: tbodie at April 20, 2014 11:34 PM (6B4ha)

320 Goodnight, I.G.! God Bless. Stay Well.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 11:35 PM (lq3Ak)

321 Happy Easter everybody! 275 toilet comments, eh! Nice to see we're getting more classy with each passing day!
Posted by: S. Muldoon


Muldoon, you magnificent bastard, thanks for saying what I was thinking. There's got to be something better to snark about tonight.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding Orca at April 20, 2014 11:35 PM (+1T7c)

322 G'night, tbodie.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 11:35 PM (lq3Ak)

323 Frisbee Golf---it's the only way to go!

Posted by: george costanza at April 20, 2014 11:35 PM (hn5v5)

324 Hey, since it's a slow night...

For those of you who have put up with me telling about the unsolved disappearance of my father-in-law a few years back, we have no new info on the perpetrator or location of Jack's body.

But I did put together an amateur video of the only footage we have of my F-I-L. He was a character, and probably would have loved this site. Does he seem like Moron material? Link in my nick if you have 6:00 to waste frivolously.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at April 20, 2014 11:35 PM (MKpBT)

325 If you do not want your deceased pet back, the Vet will more than likely send them to a rendering plant like the one I described above.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at April 20, 2014 11:36 PM (jucos)

326
. soon all conservative blogs will be PJMEDIA?
Posted by: Kaptain Amerika at April 20, 2014 11:22 PM (qoBbE)



No you dumbass. Soon all conservative blogs will be Salem Communications. If you're going to be an annoying dipshit, you should at least be an accurate annoying dipshit.

Posted by: buzzion at April 20, 2014 11:36 PM (LI48c)

327 Liar's gonna lie.

Posted by: Titanium at April 20, 2014 11:36 PM (6iwzV)

328 From the Quote II link:

Anyone with a memory longer than a goldfish will remember the uproar that Representative Joe Wilson (R-South Carolina) caused at the 2009 State of the Union Address when he shouted You lie! during the new presidents remarks. Fewer people will remember what Obama was lying about.

There are also those who claim that our reform effort will insure illegal immigrants, said Obama. This, too, is false the reforms Im proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally.

At that point Wilson rudely interrupted President Obamas absurd lie, for which he later apologized. The president however, has not yet apologized for deluding us all. He still thinks hes the wronged party because someone with no respect for decorum sounded the baloney alarm while he had the floor.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 20, 2014 11:36 PM (1UzRc)

329 310 I see BBD is here, so I'll lay out the bad news. Andrea somebody won the Shelby.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 20, 2014 11:30 PM

NNOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

There must be some way you can make this up to the 'ettes. Hmmmm let me think. Free booze at the Vegas meet? We don't want to bankrupt you though. Hire us a local guide for the hobo hunt?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 20, 2014 11:36 PM (asOW2)

330 Can't keep my eyes open. Night Horde.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 20, 2014 11:36 PM (N/cFh)

331 How many little Hitlers does it take to make a big Hitler?

well, you talking about Leviathan now. And the classical answer is, "all of them". Because they self-select for "goes along" versus "goes behind the wire with the others".

Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2014 11:37 PM (SZM+L)

332 Might I re-post my Toast?

...or did you "get a load" and take it in with a silent "thumbs-up"?

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 11:37 PM (lq3Ak)

333 Come see the birthplace overly friendly foreigners. Hands down the best place for your women!

Posted by: Italian Tourism Board at April 20, 2014 11:37 PM (ujux6)

334 G'Night, Gingy! *applause!*

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 11:37 PM (lq3Ak)

335 Mulddon, does this tear you up to see this?

outhouse ratio, heh

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 11:38 PM (nqBYe)

336 I am not a liar. I am a teller of extremely tall tales.

Posted by: Prez'nit 404 at April 20, 2014 11:38 PM (Dwehj)

337 Senator Dick Blumenthal demonstrates commuter train safety.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5QfAgXKrfo

Posted by: huerfano at April 20, 2014 11:39 PM (bAGA/)

338 A Toast:

To Beautiful Women like My Mother, many 'ettes and Gingy, (who made dinner for Twenty-Five!)...

-May those of us whose Holiday was Blessed with your triumph of exertion, effort and success continue to be Blessed by those among us who do it out of Pure Love.

Our joyous Holidays are made ever-more joyful by those among us who endeavor to persevere.

*Hear! Hear!*

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 11:39 PM (lq3Ak)

339 Mulddon, does this tear you up to see this?

****


Actually no. My wife and I were laughing most of the day. I thought Easter was an appropriate day to "resurrect" this old footage and add the captioning.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at April 20, 2014 11:40 PM (MKpBT)

340 316 GREENSBORO, Ga. Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole.

These are some of the measures some would say gimmicks that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game.

Many of golfs leaders are so convinced the sport is in danger of following the baby boomer generation into the grave that an internal rebellion has led to alternative forms of golf with new equipment, new rules and radical changes to courses. The goal is to alter the games reputation in order to recruit lapsed golfers and a younger demographic.
Posted by: Robert Kennedy's ghost at April 20, 2014 11:34 PM (e8kgV)



The juiceboxers will probably also demand the beer cart serve Capri Suns and Fruit Roll Ups.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 20, 2014 11:40 PM (HxSXm)

341 Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 11:39 PM (lq3Ak)

****


I second that.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at April 20, 2014 11:40 PM (MKpBT)

342 Do people take their pet mice to the vet and get them fixed? This little rodent is freaking me out.

Posted by: tcn at April 20, 2014 11:42 PM (fwcEs)

343 ha, you'll have to talk to my lawyer, bill clinton

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 11:42 PM (nqBYe)

344

"... the Vegas meet ..."


Is one scheduled yet? Is it still sometime around 21-22 or 28-29 June?

Posted by: Arbalest at April 20, 2014 11:42 PM (FlRtG)

345 Italy: Your Best Vacation Value Among Countries That Start With "I"

Posted by: The Italian Tourism Board at April 20, 2014 11:42 PM (Ktume)

346 316
GREENSBORO, Ga. Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole.

These
are some of the measures some would say gimmicks that golf courses
across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting
the game.

Many of golfs leaders are so convinced the sport is in
danger of following the baby boomer generation into the grave that an
internal rebellion has led to alternative forms of golf with new
equipment, new rules and radical changes to courses. The goal is to
alter the games reputation in order to recruit lapsed golfers and a
younger demographic.


Posted by: Robert Kennedy's Ghost at April 20, 2014 11:34 PM (e8kgV)
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Yeah, the place right next to our house is advertising http://tinyurl.com/lkttmav

Posted by: cthulhu at April 20, 2014 11:43 PM (T1005)

347 How many little Hitlers does it take to make a big Hitler?



Bunch of little Eichmann's running around here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ0oFeXmUIY

Posted by: Ward Churchill at April 20, 2014 11:43 PM (HxSXm)

348 Palcohol mixed with crushed Viagra. I call it a Drippy Dick. What'd a ya think?

Posted by: HAL at April 20, 2014 11:43 PM (AIC5Z)

349 ...and Bless you, Seamus. Your continued perseverance is inspirational in so many ways.

*Cheers and Prayers*

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 11:44 PM (lq3Ak)

350 Italy: Your Best Vacation Value Among Countries That Start With "I"


***


What are we? Chopped falafel?

Posted by: Iran & Iraq at April 20, 2014 11:44 PM (MKpBT)

351 NNOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

There must be some way you can make this up to the 'ettes. Hmmmm let me think. Free booze at the Vegas meet? We don't want to bankrupt you though. Hire us a local guide for the hobo hunt?


There's no way I can make it up. I have resigned myself to a life of shame and degradation. Sort of like being in the barrel without the physical contact.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 20, 2014 11:44 PM (0AKks)

352 Muldoon, cheers.
I'm actually at a loss of what to say.
I guess I hope you find the answer to His disappearance and IF he passed his passing was swift and light.

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 11:44 PM (nqBYe)

353 Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 11:44 PM (lq3Ak)

****


Thanks S.W.

Posted by: Iran & Iraq at April 20, 2014 11:46 PM (MKpBT)

354 as possible.

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 11:46 PM (nqBYe)

355 Crap, I can't sock for beans tonight.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at April 20, 2014 11:46 PM (MKpBT)

356 Actually the income tax is bogus. The Supreme Court ruled multiple times that monies received for labor were not income.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 11:46 PM (LJ7Ze)

357 Only 600 miles From Disneyland Paris

Posted by: The Italian Tourism Board at April 20, 2014 11:47 PM (Ktume)

358 "The Supreme Court ruled multiple times that monies received for labor were not income."

Fat lot of good that did.

Posted by: navybrat at April 20, 2014 11:48 PM (JgC5a)

359 Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 11:46 PM (nqBYe)

***

I have no doubt he is smiling right now, laughing at his joke about the number holes in the outhouse depending on "where you stand". Thanks for the kind thought.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at April 20, 2014 11:48 PM (MKpBT)

360 8.7 miles per hour. Now that's high speed rail. Do the trains run on time?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 11:48 PM (LJ7Ze)

361 Is one scheduled yet? Is it still sometime around 21-22 or 28-29 June?
Posted by: Arbalest at April 20, 2014 11:42 PM (FlRtG)

Dunno. That's Y5's department.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 20, 2014 11:48 PM (asOW2)

362 We Took Ethiopia!

Posted by: The Italian Tourism Board at April 20, 2014 11:49 PM (Ktume)

363 No Supreme Court Justice has ever been assassinated.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 11:51 PM (LJ7Ze)

364 No Supreme Court Justice has ever been assassinated.

There's a reason for that.

Posted by: Supreme Secret Service at April 20, 2014 11:52 PM (0AKks)

365 There's no way I can make it up. I have resigned myself to a life of shame and degradation. Sort of like being in the barrel without the physical contact.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 20, 2014 11:44 PM(0AKks)

How sad. Sigh. I still think you should try though. New pair of manolos for every 'ette in attendance? Way cheaper than keeping our drinks topped off.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 20, 2014 11:53 PM (asOW2)

366 I remember from my Biochem classes that alcohol metabolism started by detoxifying alcohol by breaking it down in the liver, but if overwhelmed by excessive shots would start to store it up by converting it into acetyl aldehydes which is one of the causes of hangovers, and the reason if you pound water down with a monumental hangover you get drunk again because the aldehydes reconvert to alcohol so your liver can get at them again.
I suspect Palcohol is actually an aldehyde that transforms to alcohol on mixing with water, which would indicate that it is a pre-mixed hangover in a sachet.
bartender, mix me another, I need to kill the pain.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2014 11:53 PM (SZM+L)

367 347
How many little Hitlers does it take to make a big Hitler?







Bunch of little Eichmann's running around here.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ0oFeXmUIY

Posted by: Ward Churchill at April 20, 2014 11:43 PM (HxSXm)
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Little Eichmanns in a party
With their heads all filled with ticky-tacky
Little Eichmanns in a party
And they all sound just the same.



There's a Green one and a Red one
And a Blue one and a Yellow One
And they're all full of ticky-tacky
And they all sound just the same



(In case you don't recognize this, try http://tinyurl.com/ydf7wlo -- and note that the rest of the lyrics continue to apply unchanged, until "And the boys go into business / And marry and raise a family"....which could go into "And the boys go into civics / And fap and have mistresses" or "And the boys live in pajamas / And despise those who do things".....)

Posted by: cthulhu at April 20, 2014 11:54 PM (T1005)

368 Are the trolls at the HQ simply pussies or does BH3TK get them quick?

It should let some through once in a while.

Posted by: RWC at April 20, 2014 11:54 PM (QeH9j)

369 368 Haven't noticed any lately.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 11:55 PM (LJ7Ze)

370 Good eveninfine citizens of Ace of Spadia. Hope everyone had a fab weekend.

Posted by: fastfreefall at April 20, 2014 11:56 PM (Tz35j)

371 "The Supreme Court ruled multiple times that monies received for labor were not income."

Does this mean that FLSA and the whole Minimum wage/overtime wage for labor performed is not valid either?

Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2014 11:56 PM (SZM+L)

372
365 bebe's boobs destroy

"New pair of manolos for every 'ette in attendance?"


Is there some sort of admission fee?

Posted by: Arbalest at April 20, 2014 11:57 PM (FlRtG)

373
Slapweasel,

thank you for your lovely blessings. I drove 1 1/2 hours one way to deliver and cook the turkey stuffing all for my Dad today, and was blessed with the company there, my baby bro and wife and his boys and had a lovely day. I sort of got stubborn and refused to finish the clean up because work tomorrow, but I think they will handle it.
And yes, it was because of LOVE and love alone that I did it.

I hope everyone here had a lovely day on the anniversary of our Lord's resurrection as I did.

Posted by: alamogordo at April 20, 2014 11:57 PM (HUTO5)

374 368
Occasionally this is occurs, but much like a cat that plays with its prey, it gets boring quickly.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 20, 2014 11:57 PM (ojnk6)

375 "Are the trolls at the HQ simply pussies or does BH3TK get them quick?

It should let some through once in a while.
"
-Posted by: RWC

It depends who is "On Duty".

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 20, 2014 11:57 PM (lq3Ak)

376 369 368 Haven't noticed any lately.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 11:55 PM (LJ7Ze)


There was one upthread that dropped one comment. Unless it was a sock.

Posted by: RWC at April 20, 2014 11:57 PM (QeH9j)

377 long week , think i will shuffle off and think of something while attempting to fall sleep what i left undone.

be well

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2014 11:58 PM (nqBYe)

378

Some dude at my office literally covers the toilet with piss, tank,
seat, bowl, etc., every time he goes. I think it is the guy from Actual
Africa. I'm the new guy, so I keep my head down, but WTF. I'm about to
send an ALL EMPLOYEE E-MAIL about this, just to shame this fucking fire
hose to see if this can be stopped.

Aiming My Dick. How does that fucking work?


Posted by: Sharkman at April 20, 2014 10:09 PM (FbhLh)

Get some very fine copper wire, say #30. Fine as hair. Get an electric fencer, or some other source of (non-lethal) high voltage. Glue wire to toilet in places where errant piss might reach, but not where a "legitimate sitter's" butt might touch. Energize wire from electric fencer.


Make popcorn.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 20, 2014 11:59 PM (rHhn6)

379 Wish Believe was getting better ratings, not often do you not only get a faith based show on prime time on a major network but also a good show to boot

Posted by: The Dude at April 21, 2014 12:00 AM (bStrg)

380 One time at work we had a Phantom who wrecked the terlet every time he dropped a deuce.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 21, 2014 12:00 AM (LJ7Ze)

381 Is there some sort of admission fee?

No. Blanco was supposed to win a Shelby Mustang and let us play with it. He just broke the bad news that he didnt win.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 21, 2014 12:00 AM (asOW2)

382 There was one upthread that dropped one comment. Unless it was a sock.
Posted by: RWC at April 20, 2014 11:57 PM (QeH9j)


Real troll. Real dumbass. Drops his comment turd and then runs away like a little bitch.

Posted by: buzzion at April 21, 2014 12:01 AM (LI48c)

383 I found an old vhs tape in the garage and it had footage from 17 yrs ago when my unit was rigging up and doing an airborne drop. Good times,good times. And boy, zero gray hair

Posted by: fastfreefall at April 21, 2014 12:01 AM (Tz35j)

384 Chavez,
When I planned to take a nap I couldn't fall asleep. I finally managed to but later, but I did & am happy because I've been too tired lately.

Posted by: Carol at April 21, 2014 12:02 AM (gjOCp)

385 I was in a stall at work when I heard a voice from two stalls over...

'hey, you might want to pick your feet up.'

NOT something you want to hear.

Got out before the overflowing flood reached me.

Posted by: RWC at April 21, 2014 12:02 AM (QeH9j)

386
Doesn't Anna have a Shelby Mustang? Perhaps she would lend it out at the Las Vegas raceway ...

Posted by: Arbalest at April 21, 2014 12:02 AM (FlRtG)

387 Evening Carol.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 21, 2014 12:03 AM (ojnk6)

388 I used to know someone who was mental over his Dodge Shelby.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 21, 2014 12:03 AM (LJ7Ze)

389 "NOT something you want to hear. "

How about, "hey buddy, got any spare toilet paper?"

"No"

"Got any singles for a five?"

Posted by: navybrat at April 21, 2014 12:04 AM (JgC5a)

390 ..."And yes, it was because of LOVE and love alone that I did it.

I hope everyone here had a lovely day on the anniversary of our Lord's resurrection as I did.
"
-Posted by: alamogordo

You deserve the love and respect of those rewarded with your efforts! Men, (and sometimes ladies), offer "Thank You's", but those words cannot convey the respect and honor due to those who work as hard as they do.

I hope this heartens you, because you deserve to be hugged by everyone in attendance.

As someone who cooks, I take what is given and I do what I do. I don't "look" for accolades, (as you so obviously don't, either) ...so I take this day to give Virtual Hugs to those of you who work so hard at what you love.

May God Bless you, because we love you!

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 21, 2014 12:04 AM (lq3Ak)

391 You may want to roll up your pant legs.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 21, 2014 12:04 AM (LJ7Ze)

392 386 Doesn't Anna have a Shelby Mustang? Perhaps she would lend it out at the Las Vegas raceway ...
Posted by: Arbalest at April 21, 2014 12:02 AM (FlRtG)

Heh. She's not going to be swayed into questionable activities by stompy booted 'ettes like blanco would.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 21, 2014 12:05 AM (asOW2)

393 Rather than her lowering herself to lower the seat
from what logic would dictate would be a regularly raised state, she
instead insisted that her husband install a urinal.

This actually worked out fairly well.



Posted by: torquewrench at April 20, 2014 10:30 PM (noWW6)

I fail to see why the wimmenz find lowering the seat to be such a chore. Gravity, how ever does it work?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2014 12:05 AM (rHhn6)

394 I used to know someone who was mental over his Dodge Shelby.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 21, 2014 12:03 AM (LJ7Ze)

o.O

Posted by: The Dude at April 21, 2014 12:06 AM (bStrg)

395 BLM only has 200 Guerillas.

Most of those miserable fucks deployed in Bundy's pasture were not BLM.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 21, 2014 12:09 AM (LJ7Ze)

396 Frankly, the less communication I hear while on the toilet the better. Why in hell would anyone have to discuss anything while in the act? Seems to me like privacy needs to be respected, particularly in the bathroom.



But then, I'm not a man.



I guess guys can crap just about anywhere, but ladies tend to take care of business at home, in private.

Posted by: tcn at April 21, 2014 12:10 AM (fwcEs)

397 Bebe,
I haven't been on ONT much in past week.
How is Gushka's mother?

Posted by: Carol at April 21, 2014 12:10 AM (gjOCp)

398 Most of those miserable fucks deployed in Bundy's pasture were not BLM.
Posted by: Boss Moss at April 21, 2014 12:09 AM (LJ7Ze)

-------

True. Hired guns are the deniability portion of Gov action these days.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 21, 2014 12:11 AM (ojnk6)

399 395 BLM only has 200 Guerillas.

Most of those miserable fucks deployed in Bundy's pasture were not BLM.
Posted by: Boss Moss at April 21, 2014 12:09 AM (LJ7Ze)


Correct spelling is gorillas.

Lot of Park Police in the mix. Like the stack waiting for dynamic entry into a frickin pasture. What a damn joke.

Posted by: RWC at April 21, 2014 12:12 AM (QeH9j)

400 In tonight's episode of Turn on AMC, Anna's lie to Abe that Simcoe had been killed accomplishes what? He is no longer reluctant about spying.

Posted by: Tern at April 21, 2014 12:12 AM (wu/TK)

401 I was in a stall at work when I heard a voice from two stalls over...


'hey, you might want to pick your feet up.'


Posted by: RWC at April 21, 2014 12:02 AM (QeH9j)

I remember hearing that once.

Posted by: Larry Craig at April 21, 2014 12:13 AM (I9I9J)

402 Used to be a hanging offence--rustling cattle. Now the government is in the business and I still don't see why the penalty has changed.

Posted by: tcn at April 21, 2014 12:14 AM (fwcEs)

403 Posted by: tcn at April 21, 2014 12:10 AM (fwcEs)


WHO DOES #2 WORK FOR?!?

Posted by: RWC at April 21, 2014 12:14 AM (QeH9j)

404 How sad. Sigh. I still think you should try though. New pair of manolos for every 'ette in attendance? Way cheaper than keeping our drinks topped off.

I really don't thinking cloning Barry Manilow will help anyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 21, 2014 12:14 AM (0AKks)

405 400 In tonight's episode of Turn on AMC, Anna's lie to Abe that Simcoe had been killed accomplishes what? He is no longer reluctant about spying.

Posted by: Tern at April 21, 2014 12:12 AM (wu/TK)


DVRing it. So it's worth it?

Posted by: RWC at April 21, 2014 12:15 AM (QeH9j)

406
Perhaps tickets for Bruno Mars would be better than chooz ...

Posted by: Arbalest at April 21, 2014 12:15 AM (FlRtG)

407 Huh?

Posted by: tcn at April 21, 2014 12:16 AM (fwcEs)

408 How is Gushka's mother?

Surgery went well, doctor is pleased. Mama Gushie was feeling too good and got over ambitious and felt icky. But making steady progress. Think she has her first follow up with surgeon this week

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 21, 2014 12:16 AM (asOW2)

409 And Bundy isn't over.

Posted by: RWC at April 21, 2014 12:17 AM (QeH9j)

410 WHO DOES #2 WORK FOR?!?

Posted by: RWC at April 21, 2014 12:14 AM (QeH9j)

I am a free man!!

Posted by: #6 at April 21, 2014 12:17 AM (I9I9J)

411 Perhaps tickets for Bruno Mars would be better than chooz

Gag. Try to make me sit through that. I'll cut you!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 21, 2014 12:19 AM (asOW2)

412 407 Huh?

Posted by: tcn at April 21, 2014 12:16 AM (fwcEs)


http://tinyurl.com/32hor6

Posted by: RWC at April 21, 2014 12:19 AM (QeH9j)

413 409
Of course not. A high profile win by Bundy is unthinkable in this new Gov climate. Glsd to hear that folks hung out anticipating this. He has some cover, which he will need.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 21, 2014 12:19 AM (ojnk6)

414 I really don't thinking cloning Barry Manilow will help anyone.
-Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 21, 2014 12:14 AM (0AKks)

Ouch. That was "One-Off" silly. I suppose the question deserves the response, but... ouch.

I'd have gone with the "Reparations Card". It is cheap and stifling... lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 21, 2014 12:20 AM (lq3Ak)

415 400 405 I watched the first two episodes of Turn and liked it.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 21, 2014 12:22 AM (LJ7Ze)

416 I fail to see why the wimmenz find lowering the seat to be such a chore. Gravity, how ever does it work?


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2014 12:05 AM (rHhn6)


I just ask.... "you do say you are EQUAL, correct?"

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 21, 2014 12:22 AM (84gbM)

417 Back at #27: I've wondered how people who I know comment much more than I do are not on the list when I am. I'm sure it's because of the use of multiple devices at different locations, hence IP addys, that would cause this. ManWithNoParty

Slipping Maet a Hamilton has been effective for some... so I was told.... by a friend..... of the zombie Senator from Nevada..........



Good evening, strangers and strangests! Hope you had a happy. Or, failing that, an ok.

Posted by: mindful webworker - up 2 laye at April 21, 2014 12:24 AM (RNijH)

418 Thank you, Bebe! I'm glad she's doing well, but surgery takes a lot out of one.

Best doctor I had told me that the longer you are under anesthesia, the longer it takes to just get over the surgery. That's not including medical reason for surgery.
Mero told me his best doctor either died or was going to, mine was arrested for being a drunk & drug addict. I had no clue or I would not have let him cut my neck two months before he was arrested. I'm sure he was effed up during surgery but he did a great job!

Posted by: Carol at April 21, 2014 12:25 AM (gjOCp)

419 I just ask.... "you do say you are EQUAL, correct?"
Posted by: Romeo13 at April 21, 2014 12:22 AM (84gbM)

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

I have a post way upthread about this. They get to bitch either way this goes for them. A dream scenario.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 21, 2014 12:25 AM (ojnk6)

420 http://stream-tv.me/watch-turn-online/

Use AdBlock to block the pop unders. Always refuse addons. You might want to leave the generic pop under alone. Click the little xs to kill the popunders.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 21, 2014 12:25 AM (LJ7Ze)

421 "LITTLE HITLERS: There is, as every petty official knows, a great deal of pleasure to be had from the obstruction of others, especially if they appear to be more fortunate, better placed, richer, or more intelligent than oneself. >>>

I likely reside somewhere below my real potential. Just a technician not an engineer. But this is the kind of thinking that kills me. You are in the US if you didn't reach for the brass ring what are you bitching about? It is just as likely life will lead one to not take advantage of the of their advantage as it is to keep someone from reaching their potential.

Posted by: Dendritic at April 21, 2014 12:26 AM (75hfB)

422 I have Vikings and Turn to watch.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 21, 2014 12:27 AM (LJ7Ze)

423 I have a post way upthread about this. They get to bitch either way this goes for them. A dream scenario.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty


Woah, that's like the Unified Theory of Wimmen right there.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 21, 2014 12:28 AM (ujux6)

424 421 and I'm to drunk to be coherent nite all.

Posted by: Dendritic at April 21, 2014 12:28 AM (75hfB)

425 Woah, that's like the Unified Theory of Wimmen right there.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 21, 2014 12:28 AM (ujux6)

bitches gonna bitch... nothing you can do to stop it...

But a Lady... will not...


So... knowing this... I don't keep bitches in my life...

And at work? or in Society? I just walk away...

Embrace your inner asshole... it can be a LOT of fun!

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 21, 2014 12:30 AM (84gbM)

426 "How is Gushka's mother?"

"Surgery went well, doctor is pleased. Mama Gushie was feeling too good and got over ambitious and felt icky. But making steady progress. Think she has her first follow up with surgeon this week."
-Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy

YAY! How can't you love Gushka?!? I wish the entire circle of people around her well. The love around that place is HUGE.

The small circle of people has an ENORMOUS amount of love. I take great strength from the people who surround that situation.

Hard work, dedication, adherence to principle and LOVE.

I yearn for this type of inspiration and I find it here on an almost daily basis.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 21, 2014 12:31 AM (lq3Ak)

427 oah, that's like the Unified Theory of Wimmen right there.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 21, 2014 12:28 AM (ujux6)

-----------

This theory applies to almost any situation. Just ask them. The answer to any logically based question becomes an emotional moving target.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 21, 2014 12:32 AM (ojnk6)

428 368 Haven't noticed any lately.
-----------------
There was one napalmed in record time during the Car Thread yesterday. A Troll. In The Car Thread.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 21, 2014 12:32 AM (aDwsi)

429 Slapweasel,
You spread love here.

Posted by: Carol at April 21, 2014 12:34 AM (gjOCp)

430 Mars.
Needs.
Wimminz.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 21, 2014 12:34 AM (lq3Ak)

431 I fail to see why the wimmenz find lowering the seat to be such a chore. Gravity, how ever does it work?
And the fact is that we have to look 1/4 the time when we have to poo and we don't bitch about it; we look first. I didn't look once when I was a kid (5 or 6, whatever) and it hurt like hell so I learned always to look first from that experience not to keep going in blind and if the seat was up to complain about it.

Posted by: george costanza at April 21, 2014 12:34 AM (hn5v5)

432 Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 21, 2014 12:32 AM (aDwsi)


Was the anniversary Mustang in the car thread? I just saw a pic of the very front and am drooling...and I'm not a car person.

Posted by: RWC at April 21, 2014 12:35 AM (QeH9j)

433 Off, pants-taking-off-in-the-bathroom sock at #431.

Posted by: george costanza at April 21, 2014 12:35 AM (hn5v5)

434 Doh!
Too much Easter chocolate affecting my brain.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2014 12:35 AM (hn5v5)

435 My point is that the NYCentral built terminus is a TERMINAL, not a station.

Tracks run through a station (e.g., NY Penn). Tracks end at a terminal (e.g., GCT).

/pedant

Yes, both GCT and NYP were built with private money. Both are now sucking at the public nipple.

Posted by: Fox2! at April 21, 2014 12:36 AM (cHwSy)

436 "You spread love here."
-Posted by: Carol

You inspire me. You do the hard part. The actual work. I just type words.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 21, 2014 12:36 AM (lq3Ak)

437 418
Thank you, Bebe! I'm glad she's doing well, but surgery takes a lot out of one.



Best doctor I had told me that the longer you are under anesthesia,
the longer it takes to just get over the surgery. That's not including
medical reason for surgery.

Mero told me his best doctor either died or was going to, mine was
arrested for being a drunk drug addict. I had no clue or I would
not have let him cut my neck two months before he was arrested. I'm sure
he was effed up during surgery but he did a great job!

Posted by: Carol at April 21, 2014 12:25 AM (gjOCp)
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Time was, it didn't matter if you were drunk, an addict, or had syphilis if you could compose great music......now, the PC crowd does anything it can to avoid discussing results.



Seriously, there are lots of stone-cold incompetents who work sober as a Methodist and kill people day-after-day, where drunks and drug-addicts can do elegant, effective work day-after-day....and are being weeded out by drug-tests, leaving the sober in charge.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2014 12:36 AM (T1005)

438 "oah, that's like the Unified Theory of Wimmen right there."

Unpossible.

I strove for years to develop such a theory. The Nobel committee surely would call.

Many convoluted back of bar napkin scribblings eventuated.

I gave up after a platinum-haired grand dame said to me, "Young man, _women_ don't know what women want. What are your odds of figuring it out?"

Posted by: torquewrench at April 21, 2014 12:39 AM (noWW6)

439 437 They have hair testing that can go back 30 days per half inch. Secure in your possessions and papers but not hair? The rule of law is over. Replaced by the rule of black robed ring wraiths.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 21, 2014 12:41 AM (LJ7Ze)

440 We decorated eggs, then ate them, had delicious mrs-made pear coffee cake, talked about that Mr Jesus some, ended by watching old Doctor Who with our daughter who is catching up on the past few years, and made it home alive with a fair prospect of having a tomorrow. I'll take it. Thanks, Almighty Creator!*

*You know, the biggest problem with being an American from the 20th Century is, that old-fashioned, fearful awe kind of reverence ... does not flow easily

Posted by: mindful webworker - up 2 LATE at April 21, 2014 12:43 AM (VyRoX)

441 My eggs were decorated by all the incoming freshmen.

Posted by: Dandy Sandy Fluke at April 21, 2014 12:46 AM (QeH9j)

442 405 400 In tonight's episode of Turn on AMC, Anna's lie to Abe that Simcoe had been killed accomplishes what? He is no longer reluctant about spying.

Posted by: Tern at April 21, 2014 12:12 AM (wu/TK)

DVRing it. So it's worth it?
Posted by: RWC at April 21, 2014 12:15 AM (QeH9j)


I'm doing the same thing. I'm going to sit down and watch them back to back.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 21, 2014 12:47 AM (gHFVt)

443 Cutting that sock off before I forget.

Posted by: RWC at April 21, 2014 12:47 AM (QeH9j)

444 Cthulhu,
I wouldn't have let my former orthopedic surgeon cut me in front of my neck if I knew he was effed up.
Surgery wasn't to help neck pain, but give me back hand coordination. I lost ability to write, I could write, butt even I couldn't read it.

I would have preferred not knowing he was a drug addict, he never got to see scar on front of my neck healed. Three months later it was barely visible.

We talked several times since 2005 but last time I called I could tell from greeting on phone, he is high & probably in rehab again, or worse.

Posted by: Carol at April 21, 2014 12:50 AM (gjOCp)

445 ate my last deviled egg. For a grand total, I polished off 36

Posted by: The Dude at April 21, 2014 12:50 AM (bStrg)

446 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1trgIWENOdQ

Posted by: oxycon at April 21, 2014 12:50 AM (xBryS)

447 "I gave up after a platinum-haired grand dame said to me, "Young man, women don't know what women want. What are your odds of figuring it out?"
-Posted by: torquewrench

It is all a "defensive adjustment", as far as I'm concerned.

And I'm sick of playing defense.

I quit that "game" ten years ago.

I'm forty-two and I never put myself in question. I owned a tanning salon, however. I was always "in question".

My choices were always "wrong", so there's something wrong somewhere.

When you troll strip-clubs for "over-spending" clientele? You are always "in question".

Nobody believes strippers. Even their coworkers. When you do emceeing in bars? You're setting yourself up for questioning.

I NEVER "cheated" on any of the women I dated. EVER.

They didn't see it that way.

Maybe I'll learn to weld.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 21, 2014 12:58 AM (lq3Ak)

448 "I wouldn't have let my former orthopedic surgeon cut me in front of my neck if I knew he was effed up."

Carol, there's actually a long list of amazingly good doctors and surgeons who have been drug addicts.

Among anesthesiologists, it's almost a stock in trade.

As long as you've got a good result, that's what matters.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 21, 2014 01:00 AM (noWW6)

449 Ugh, I made the mistake of watching Marley and me. Pretty good TV movie but tear jerker ending, especially when one has had to do the last trip to vet before. But question -- back when the book first came out and I heard about it I thought it was written by a women, but the movie seemed like it was based on columns by the DH newspaper reporter/columnist?

Posted by: PaleRide at April 21, 2014 01:01 AM (ql12X)

450 444
Cthulhu,

I wouldn't have let my former orthopedic surgeon cut me in front of my neck if I knew he was effed up.

Surgery wasn't to help neck pain, but give me back hand
coordination. I lost ability to write, I could write, butt even I
couldn't read it.



I would have preferred not knowing he was a drug addict, he never
got to see scar on front of my neck healed. Three months later it was
barely visible.



We talked several times since 2005 but last time I called I could
tell from greeting on phone, he is high probably in rehab again,
or worse.

Posted by: Carol at April 21, 2014 12:50 AM (gjOCp)
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I understand your point, but my point was somewhat more subtle. Let's say that you had a tremendously talented surgeon ("A") who was known to indulge in psychedelics, and you had a journeyman surgeon ("B") who was always sober and law-abiding.



If surgeon A was high 30% of the time, and had a "good high" 60% of those times, and had success rates of bad high, sober, and good high of 75, 85, and 95 points out of 100, he would statistically have an expected result of 85.6. If surgeon B were always sober, always straight, and had a steady success rate of 80 points, you should still prefer surgeon A.



Even though he's a druggie, he's still better than surgeon B 88% of the time, and when the psychedelics help him ["I just cut away everything that's blinking orange....."], he does outstandingly better (95 v. 80 points).....where even if he's freaking out he only does a little-bit worse (75 v. 80 points).



The problem is that it's nearly impossible to find performance data for healthcare providers, where it's all-too-easy to find out about their drug habits.



In a world of better information, I could easily see myself intentionally choosing a drug addict over an everyday bungler.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2014 01:11 AM (T1005)

451
>>>Powdered Alcohol is Coming to a Liquor Store Near You<<<

thank goodness. I was having so much trouble with the real stuff.

morning horde. now to catch up.

Posted by: rich@gmu at April 21, 2014 01:13 AM (RhQvZ)

452 448
"I wouldn't have let my former orthopedic surgeon cut me in front of my neck if I knew he was effed up."

Carol, there's actually a long list of amazingly good doctors and surgeons who have been drug addicts.

Among anesthesiologists, it's almost a stock in trade.

As long as you've got a good result, that's what matters.



Posted by: torquewrench at April 21, 2014 01:00 AM (noWW6)
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....and the system is set-up so that only insiders can see results.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2014 01:13 AM (T1005)

453 *waves tiredly at Horde, goes back to lurking*

Posted by: Piercello at April 21, 2014 01:19 AM (jJ97i)

454 Embrace your inner asshole... it can be a LOT of fun!
Posted by: Romeo13


I wish I could but it cuts so cross-grain I can't. I cringe when I hear people ask stupid questions of clerks or waitresses.

I almost wish I had been born a psychopath. It must be so nice not to have a scintilla of consideration. ... Almost.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 21, 2014 01:19 AM (ujux6)

455 I should also point out from my example @450, that it would be very much to my advantage to make sure A had "the good stuff" and was "in a good space" immediately before he worked on me.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2014 01:21 AM (T1005)

456 "I almost wish I had been born a psychopath. It must be so nice not to have a scintilla of consideration. ... Almost."
-Posted by: weft cut-loop

I'd almost Gay-Marry this guy. I'd also vote against it.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 21, 2014 01:22 AM (lq3Ak)

457
>>>>Embrace your inner asshole... it can be a LOT of fun!
Posted by: Romeo13<<<
so that is what I've been doing wrong ...

i need to puke before I read more ...

Posted by: rich@gmu at April 21, 2014 01:22 AM (RhQvZ)

458 Merry Easter, everybody!

Now off to watch Game of Thrones! w00t!

Posted by: sinalco at April 21, 2014 01:22 AM (V42Jv)

459
I'd almost Gay-Marry this guy. I'd also vote against it.
Posted by: Slapweasel


Slappy, it would get ugly if we ever went to a meet-up. Gabe would be telling us to chill.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 21, 2014 01:24 AM (ujux6)

460 "Slappy, it would get ugly if we ever went to a meet-up. Gabe would be telling us to chill."
-Posted by: weft cut-loop

*HAH!*

...indeed.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 21, 2014 01:25 AM (lq3Ak)

461
i really need some context on this thread ...

but i think i'm gonna puke first.

Posted by: rich@gmu at April 21, 2014 01:27 AM (RhQvZ)

462 My marital last name is the same as that of a pro skateboarder.

The only two people I have ever heard ask my husband if he were related to the guy....were both anesthesiologists, in the leadup to slipping him the needle.

I don't what that proves...but it is a coincidence.

Posted by: Sister Sestina at April 21, 2014 01:30 AM (LtUE0)

463 >>>Seriously, there are lots of stone-cold incompetents who work sober as a Methodist and kill people day-after-day, where drunks and drug-addicts can do elegant, effective work day-after-day....and are being weeded out by drug-tests, leaving the sober in charge.
Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2014 12:36 AM (T1005<<<yeah, just wanted to read this twice ... let it roll around my head for a little while.

Posted by: rich@gmu at April 21, 2014 01:32 AM (RhQvZ)

464 I almost wish I were a sociopath. If I could "leave my actions behind", I might be able to punch more people.

Hell... I might be able to do a lot worse.

I can't. I won't. It sucks. I deal with it.

I don't even ask that anyone "give me a reason", God Forbid.

If I never kill anyone? I'll answer for the rest of my Sins, Thank You Very Much.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 21, 2014 01:32 AM (lq3Ak)

465 My marital last name is the same as that of a pro skateboarder.
Posted by: Sister Sestina


*strokes chin*

Hawk, Alva, or Peralta

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 21, 2014 01:33 AM (ujux6)

466
>>>Posted by: mindful webworker - up 2 laye at April 21, 2014 12:24 AM (RNijH)<<<

for those about to rock.

am I the only one here. fuck me. i'm making food and y'all can't have any.

Posted by: rich@gmu at April 21, 2014 01:36 AM (RhQvZ)

467 morning Slapweasel and weft cut-loop.

Posted by: rich@gmu at April 21, 2014 01:38 AM (RhQvZ)

468 "for those about to rock."
-Posted by: rich@gmu at April 21, 2014 01:36 AM (RhQvZ)

We Salute You!

"I am I the only one here. fuck me. i'm making food and y'all can't have any."
-Posted by: rich@gmu at April 21, 2014 01:36 AM (RhQvZ)

Happy (Day After) Easter

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 21, 2014 01:40 AM (lq3Ak)

469 "morning Slapweasel and weft cut-loop."
-Posted by: rich@gmu at April 21, 2014 01:38 AM (RhQvZ)

Good Morning, rich@gmu.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 21, 2014 01:42 AM (lq3Ak)

470
Having worked in jobs during my teen and early college years that involved cleaning public restrooms, I assure you that people can and will do digesting things in them.

I'd rather have mucked out stalls, if given the choice.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at April 21, 2014 01:42 AM (HsTG8)

471 "I assure you that people can and will do digesting things in them."

Unintentionally Hilarious!

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 21, 2014 01:49 AM (lq3Ak)

472 463
>>>Seriously, there are lots of stone-cold incompetents who
work sober as a Methodist and kill people day-after-day, where drunks
and drug-addicts can do elegant, effective work day-after-day....and are
being weeded out by drug-tests, leaving the sober in charge.
Posted
by: cthulhu at April 21, 2014 12:36 AM (T1005<<<yeah, just
wanted to read this twice ... let it roll around my head for a little
while.

Posted by: rich@gmu at April 21, 2014 01:32 AM (RhQvZ)
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Let's just say that my beliefs fall in with "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions."



Virtually everything the modern Left touches is riddled with failures and bad results, which they paper over with pious "good intentions." How I do despise them. Take, for instance, http://tinyurl.com/mrexcad -- bucketloads of money, negligible results....but we have to continue to hotly pursue this failure "for the children."



Just as the program "Sherlock" made famous the quip, "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath; do your research." -- I'm somewhat rebellious against a government that finds that utopia must necessarily be staffed by perfect men. My utopia would be one where flawed men -- and, on this Easter, we can reflect on all of us being flawed -- can do the most Good. High-functioning sociopaths and drug-taking surgeons should be measured on the Good they do rather than the prudes they annoy.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2014 01:50 AM (T1005)

473
thanks Slapweasel. i'm trashed-sort of-so you can ignore me. i just seemed too quiet for an ont.

where is the west coast?

Posted by: rich@gmu at April 21, 2014 01:50 AM (RhQvZ)

474 473

thanks Slapweasel. i'm trashed-sort of-so you can ignore me. i just seemed too quiet for an ont.

where is the west coast?

Posted by: rich@gmu at April 21, 2014 01:50 AM (RhQvZ)
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Slap's in Ohio. I'm on the West Coast..

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2014 01:54 AM (T1005)

475 >>>High-functioning sociopaths and drug-taking surgeons should be measured on the Good they do rather than the prudes they annoy.
Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2014 01:50 AM (T1005) <<<interesting point. when you come up with a work around for anti-smoking Nazis who work in hr let me know.

Posted by: rich@gmu at April 21, 2014 01:54 AM (RhQvZ)

476 think it would be better if i did a rail of sugar and took a shot of vodka for my interview than admit i smoke.

Posted by: rich@gmu at April 21, 2014 01:56 AM (RhQvZ)

477 If you just assume the green arrow is lit in #12 you're gonna get creamed sooner or later. Stop til you see oncoming lefts stop or intersecting lefts start. If I can't miss you I'm not going to be the only one in the ER.

DaveA is 2-0 at not meeting women this way.

Posted by: DaveA at April 21, 2014 01:58 AM (DL2i+)

478 >>>Slap's in Ohio. I'm on the West Coast..
Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2014 01:54 AM (T1005)<<<had no idea. thanks for that. just making a comment that it was slow and not even bed time on the Pacific.

Posted by: rich@gmu at April 21, 2014 01:59 AM (RhQvZ)

479 Happy-ish Easter Everyone ...

Posted by: Adriane... at April 21, 2014 01:59 AM (qoKTg)

480 A late night thought for the eldritch horror: "imperfection" or "flaw" measures only that which isn't there.

"Imperfection" measures the difference between expectation (or desire) and reality, and therefore measures the degree to which we have missed reality's mark. We are all perfectly what we are, no more and no less, and the challenge is to figure out just what that means.

Whether or not this framing can be of service in combatting leftism remains to be seen...

Posted by: Piercello at April 21, 2014 02:00 AM (jJ97i)

481 475
>>>High-functioning sociopaths and drug-taking surgeons should
be measured on the Good they do rather than the prudes they annoy.
Posted
by: cthulhu at April 21, 2014 01:50 AM (T1005) <<<interesting
point. when you come up with a work around for anti-smoking Nazis who
work in hr let me know.

Posted by: rich@gmu at April 21, 2014 01:54 AM (RhQvZ)
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It's part of the same batch of symptoms -- you cannot measure the actual benefit that people provide, so you fix upon a signifier.....then focus on the signifier even in the face of evidence that it doesn't actually measure any benefit.



You can't tell whether a random schmoe called "plumber" can fix a toilet, so you look to a system that supposedly provides qualified plumbers and get a journeyman......despite evidence that unions (that certify journeyman plumbers) are merely shakedown rackets, protection rackets, Democrats, price fixers, and thugs.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2014 02:02 AM (T1005)

482 And no, I haven't been in CAC's stash. Knowingly.

Posted by: Piercello at April 21, 2014 02:02 AM (jJ97i)

483
>>>Posted by: Piercello at April 21, 2014 02:02 AM (jJ97i) <<<

your secret is safe with us.

Posted by: rich@gmu at April 21, 2014 02:16 AM (RhQvZ)

484 480
A late night thought for the eldritch horror: "imperfection" or "flaw" measures only that which isn't there.



"Imperfection" measures the difference between expectation (or
desire) and reality, and therefore measures the degree to which we have
missed reality's mark. We are all perfectly what we are, no more and no
less, and the challenge is to figure out just what that means.



Whether or not this framing can be of service in combatting leftism remains to be seen...

Posted by: Piercello at April 21, 2014 02:00 AM (jJ97i)
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This illustrates one of the things that really annoys me. I got enough theology to be "sophisticated" and hang out with the cool and educated crowd.....but continued in my readings to understand the underpinnings to repentance, contrition, and redemption.



And to the extent that the "cool kids" pooh-pooh faith and a call to good works, I see them going profoundly astray. Just like I open paint cans with a screwdriver instead of the "proper" tool, faith and good works can open redemption and salvation quite adequately.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2014 02:18 AM (T1005)

485 Just like I open paint cans with a screwdriver instead of the "proper" tool, faith and good works can open redemption and salvation quite adequately.

But what was the color of the paint before the can was opened?

Posted by: Adrizen... at April 21, 2014 02:27 AM (qoKTg)

486
Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2014 02:02 AM (T1005)-

been thinking about something along those lines recently. anyway. i'm going to pass out, forget tonight (or try really, really hard), and figure out my class schedule for next semester tomorrow.

take care horde ... til the next ont.

Posted by: rich@gmu at April 21, 2014 02:27 AM (RhQvZ)

487 Happy Easter all. We went to the church my Mom grew up in here in town.

Dad had ordered flowers in her memory, she died about a month ago, he wanted to honor her in her home church. They left town to go college 60 yrs ago this year.

This Baptist church was rocking for Easter. Kinda surprised.

Posted by: The Farmer at April 21, 2014 02:33 AM (eBupg)

488 Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2014 02:18 AM (T1005)

There's a "proper tool" for opening paint cans?

Posted by: BignJames at April 21, 2014 02:46 AM (HtUkt)

489 A loving tribute to your mom, The Farmer.

Happy Easter...

Posted by: Adriane... at April 21, 2014 02:47 AM (qoKTg)

490 There's a "proper tool" for opening paint cans?

Shotgun?!?

Posted by: Joe 'The Artist' Biden... at April 21, 2014 02:48 AM (qoKTg)

491 488
Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2014 02:18 AM (T1005)



There's a "proper tool" for opening paint cans?

Posted by: BignJames at April 21, 2014 02:46 AM (HtUkt)
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They sell one, yeah.



Of course, there's also the fact that paint cans are totally retro in the first place. It's not like anything else -- and I mean, "ANYTHING" -- works like that anymore.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2014 02:49 AM (T1005)

492 Speaking of our Dear Leader's integrity, noticed the following graffiti at a gas station restroom this weekend:

"I just s***ed an Obama"

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 21, 2014 02:55 AM (ioT3q)

493 492
Speaking of our Dear Leader's integrity, noticed the following graffiti at a gas station restroom this weekend:

"I just s***ed an Obama"


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I'm not sure if I "get it" -- was it half white, half black? Was it pleasant coming out, but ultimately resulted in a sore ass and a bad smell? Did it get you in a shitstorm of trouble?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2014 03:00 AM (T1005)

494 Cthulhu... I think I owe you one "Tone Of Prayer".

The last one I sent you was a drunken, (sincere, but inebriated), rushed version of Your Prayer.

I wrote the same tired, opaque verbiage in some "Athiests Prayer", some time ago.

I'd like to amend that Prayer.:

"As we find ourselves servants of Humanity, we Volunteer for those amongst us; the Orphans, the Indigent, the Elderly ...without recompense."

We give of ourselves sans compensation, so as to honor/give/love.

Three years and I'm just "green beans". I'm "cute", but I'm just green beans.

The elderly ladies have "Thanksgiving Lasagne" down pat.

I do green beans.

*Shakes Fist*

...you heard me!

*adds onions*







Posted by: Slapweasel at April 21, 2014 03:01 AM (lq3Ak)

495 cthulhu,
Try Kumato tomatoes. They were so good I almost ate them as is.

Posted by: Carol at April 21, 2014 03:10 AM (gjOCp)

496 I'm not sure if I "get it" -- was it half white, half black? Was it pleasant coming out, but ultimately resulted in a sore ass and a bad smell? Did it get you in a shitstorm of trouble?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2014 03:00 AM (T1005)



Now that you mention it ... I'm not sure how a literate cow would fit in the stall. One of those mysteries of life.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 21, 2014 03:12 AM (ioT3q)

497 *static*

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 21, 2014 03:16 AM (lq3Ak)

498 G'night S. Weasel.

Last one out hit the lights.

zzzzzzz.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 21, 2014 03:18 AM (ioT3q)

499 cthulhu,
Try Kumato tomatoes. They were so good I almost ate them as is.


Good night, I took a nap during ONT!f

Posted by: Carol at April 21, 2014 03:26 AM (gjOCp)

500 There's a "proper tool" for opening paint cans?
Posted by: BignJames at April 21, 2014 02:46 AM (HtUkt)

They're a key looking like thing.

triangle at one end with a long shaft leading away (about 3/16th inch diameter and about 3-4" long)

that has a flat hook in it.

You use the hook part to lever up the edge of the paint can lid.

I used to see those for along time before I ever figured out they were for opening lids. I always use a screwdriver but a screwdriver will ruin the paint can lid edge and make it less likely to seal shut properly leading to dried paint inside the can.

Amazing ain't it?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at April 21, 2014 03:28 AM (JS0vr)

501 hi all
ugh

Posted by: chemjeff at April 21, 2014 03:33 AM (9GG/0)

502 up late grading some very bad lab reports

Posted by: chemjeff at April 21, 2014 03:37 AM (9GG/0)

503 502
up late grading some very bad lab reports


Posted by: chemjeff at April 21, 2014 03:37 AM (9GG/0)
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How bad?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2014 03:51 AM (T1005)

504 bad.
I would expect them by now to know the formula for bismuth sulfide is Bi2S3

Posted by: chemjeff at April 21, 2014 03:59 AM (9GG/0)

505 I cannot seem to get them to translate their observations in lab into balanced chemical formulas and equations.

What they observe in lab: When they add ammonium hydroxide to Bi(III) ion, a white precipitate forms.

What they write down as occurring: derp derp derp

Posted by: chemjeff at April 21, 2014 04:04 AM (9GG/0)

506 oh and my favorite part is when they write down 'observations' that are totally impossible to occur.


Posted by: chemjeff at April 21, 2014 04:07 AM (9GG/0)

507 oh and my favorite part is when they write down 'observations' that are totally impossible to occur.

What else do you expect when "liberals" take chemistry?

Posted by: "What Chair?" said the Philosophy Major ... at April 21, 2014 04:27 AM (qoKTg)

508 naw they're not liberals, they are just unmotivated to learn. so they just write down whatever to fill in the blank.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 21, 2014 04:32 AM (9GG/0)

509 As a teacher, it must be very difficult ...

So many people who want to learn. But then, so many people who have education handed to them and spit on the hand ...

Posted by: Adriane... at April 21, 2014 04:57 AM (qoKTg)

510 508 ChemJeff,

They are in your class for a reason(in theory) either praying for the curve or feling entitled by divine intervention to pass w/out effort.

Yeah dude they're liberals...maybe not moonbats but liberals.

I'll bet they can ALL explain the idiotc evangelical AGW position to you by rote.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 21, 2014 06:03 AM (TE35l)

511 Hey morons and 'ettes, Anyone know if the new AMC series "Turn" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2543328/) is any good, or is it filled with liberal dreck and/or inaccuracy?

I don't want to waste my time if it's just going to make me groan, but the premise sounds interesting.

Posted by: Moonshine Soaked Karl at April 21, 2014 06:04 AM (oje8r)

512 Happy Easter Adolph-
99.99% sure those soldiers are on a 155mm towed howitzer.
That round the young man is holding, if memory serves, weighs 96lbs. That one has a point detonating fuse installed. Explodes on impact or can be set for a slight delay, at least when I served on one in '73'.
That pic is, obviously, WWII. Don't know if that feature was available then.

Posted by: ghost of... at April 21, 2014 06:06 AM (AoY8i)

513 BTW- maybe chemjeff will keep you posted.
There is a "thing" in his fair city in September that no self respecting moron or ette should miss.
Why you ask?
"Baconfest"
Time to get ready for work.

Posted by: ghost of... at April 21, 2014 06:15 AM (Nsomq)

514 Mornin' everyone!

Love that "Happy Last Fucking Easter on Earth, Hitler" pic.

And ChemJeff, thank you for your service as a teacher. Sometimes the positive impact you have will only manifest years down the line.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 21, 2014 06:16 AM (QBm1P)

New Takes On An Old Classic Open Thread - [Niedermeyer's Dead Horse]

Courtesy of Weird News:

Sir Mix-A-Lot is a musical genius. When he created "Baby Got Back" in 1992, he crafted a musical masterpiece that can be recreated in any genre without losing a beat.

Like your big butts in jazz? There's a "Baby Got Back" for that.

Easy listening? Here's some mellow big butts for you.

Prefer metal? Try this one.

Then again, does anything beat the original?

Posted by: Open Blogger at 08:12 PM



Comments

1 Not sure this is a courtesy.

Posted by: tbodie at April 20, 2014 08:15 PM (yFFC0)

2 Ahhh, a fresh thread...

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 20, 2014 08:15 PM (ojnk6)

3 Obligatory: 1ST Eleventy. Something, something.

Posted by: tbodie at April 20, 2014 08:17 PM (yFFC0)

4 It's like Stardust for the twenty-first century.

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 20, 2014 08:17 PM (Mogjf)

5 I blame the Republicans for big butts.

Posted by: Hammerin' Hank Aaron at April 20, 2014 08:20 PM (Dwehj)

6 The easy listening one borrowed heavily from "Leaving on a Jet Plane." I kept waiting to hear Peter, Paul, and Mary.

Posted by: no good deed at April 20, 2014 08:22 PM (ILBCY)

7 5
I blame the Republicans for big butts.
Posted by: Hammerin' Hank Aaron at April 20, 2014 08:20 PM (Dwehj)

Big butts in white sheets. Almost as good as Nights in White Satin.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 20, 2014 08:23 PM (I9I9J)

8 Anybody watch "Heaven is for Real"? I'm going to see a movie and that's playing. It's kind of surprising that the theater has two "Christian" movies playing, God's not Dead and that one.

Posted by: lowandslow at April 20, 2014 08:24 PM (IV4od)

9 I came back from Europe to DROS at Ft Dix and I saw the Big Butts video on the TV in the BOQ. I thought it was a joke at first.

Posted by: blaster at April 20, 2014 08:26 PM (4+AaH)

10 If you can't remember the lyrics of a song years later then it wasn't very good.

Posted by: Neokong at April 20, 2014 08:27 PM (XpLC7)

11 Big butts in white sheets. Almost as good as Nights in White Satin.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 20, 2014 08:23 PM (I9I9J)


when you say almost is that like horse shoes n hand grenades or nuclear bomb grade almost?

Posted by: tbodie at April 20, 2014 08:28 PM (AMsS5)

12 Personally I favor a well-turned ankle, but it's a tougher thing to rhyme.
_

Posted by: His Anaconda at April 20, 2014 08:28 PM (4CVLy)

13 Well, I didn't set the house on fire tonight.

Filled it with smoke, sure, while we were finishing our Easter dinner, but I think that's a perfectly legitimate lifestyle choice.

375 degrees, 575 degrees, who cares?

Snickerdoodles, carbon-doodles, what's the diff?




Sigh.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 20, 2014 08:29 PM (SUKHu)

14 Try out this version of Boyz in the Hood. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZNFo5lL4iw

Posted by: no good deed at April 20, 2014 08:29 PM (ILBCY)

15 #WarOnWomen!

and it's a another shitty song, in a crappy genre, that requires absolutely no talent in its "artists".

rap/hip-hop/however they label this garbage today, sucks.

always has, always will.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 20, 2014 08:31 PM (q+fqH)

16 Yeah, I'm "that guy", blonde and curvy.

Posted by: tbodie at April 20, 2014 08:31 PM (AMsS5)

17 I DJ at a nightclub on the weekends, and I started playing Richard Cheese's version of "Baby Got Back" when it was almost closing time. I thought it would be a good signal that party time is over. It worked for a few weeks, but now customers hang around to sing along.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at April 20, 2014 08:31 PM (Pd9h2)

18 Somebody stop those ladies from drinking 32 oz sodas!!!!! That'll fix it!

Posted by: Nanny Bloomberg... at April 20, 2014 08:31 PM (qoKTg)

19 He stole that from Shreck.

Posted by: eman at April 20, 2014 08:34 PM (AO9UG)

20 It worked for a few weeks, but now customers hang around to sing along.

***

Ha!

I knew a DJ back in the day that would play heavy metal at closing time.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 08:34 PM (DmNpO)

21
25 years later, we are stuck with Kim Kardashian's huge deformed ass and Miley's twerking. Wonderful...

Posted by: Maj. Beauregard Pug, Continental Army at April 20, 2014 08:35 PM (8c12T)

22 Is there an Ewok version?

Posted by: eman at April 20, 2014 08:35 PM (AO9UG)

23 The jazz version: Imagine Sinatra or Tony Bennett sining it.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at April 20, 2014 08:36 PM (1Mxs7)

24
And Flo-Jo is dead. Coincidence????

Posted by: Maj. Beauregard Pug, Continental Army at April 20, 2014 08:36 PM (8c12T)

25 Un huh, Un huh, yeah, Un huh

Posted by: Sir Faps-a-Lot at April 20, 2014 08:37 PM (wc/mG)

26 Is there an Ewok version?

Princez Got Tail ...

Posted by: Catina Bar Band Fake Book Players... at April 20, 2014 08:37 PM (qoKTg)

27 22 Is there an Ewok version?
Posted by: eman at April 20, 2014 08:35 PM (AO9UG)


Wait...you want to see Ace twerking???

Posted by: Maj. Beauregard Pug, Continental Army at April 20, 2014 08:38 PM (8c12T)

28 The Julie Andrews cover brings down the house.

Posted by: eman at April 20, 2014 08:39 PM (AO9UG)

29 27 22 Is there an Ewok version?
Posted by: eman at April 20, 2014 08:35 PM (AO9UG)

Wait...you want to see Ace twerking???
Posted by: Maj. Beauregard Pug, Continental Army at April 20, 2014 08:38 PM (8c12T)

How else do you get Platinum HQ?

Posted by: eman at April 20, 2014 08:40 PM (AO9UG)

30 I've got the Red Sox radio streaming right now, but if I didn't, I'd suggest that in the same vein as the prospective simultaneous-viewing movie thread, we do a simultaneous listening thread. I'd say pick a Classic Rock channel from Stitcher (where the podcasts are ) and use it as context music for a thread about Classic Rock. Same for Jazz, Metal, whatever. Since it's a radio station, you could go in and out at will, whereas with the movie thread, which I'm looking forward to, you've really got to commit to keep up.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2014 08:43 PM (ZshNr)

31 Sir Mix-A-Lot is a musical genius.


Posted by: Here Lies Western Civilization - RIP at April 20, 2014 08:45 PM (5ikDv)

32 Big butts, bountiful butts, bouncy butts, bodacious butts, Boston butts with carrots and potatoes, Bertha Butts, butts on the hoof, beautiful butts, barrel worthy butts, butts you can take home to meet mama, bleached butts, I can't believe it's not butts, silicone butts, hobo butts, face sized spider butts, lonely butts, pork butts, open thread butts, buttquakes, behemoth butts, butts in need, butts indeed,

BUTTS FOR SALE

Posted by: BUTTS FOR SALE at April 20, 2014 08:45 PM (cHZB7)

33 The easy listening version is from Jonathan Coulton. Coulton's stuff is definitely worth checking out. Shop Vac is a classic.

Posted by: Scanner Dan at April 20, 2014 08:45 PM (DHXV/)

34
In a couple of hours, GOT will be on. I hope there isn't a lull in the murder and mayhem. I don't want it to be reduced to a Who Killed JR (Joeffrey)? type shit.

Posted by: Maj. Beauregard Pug, Continental Army at April 20, 2014 08:46 PM (8c12T)

35 Hip Hop/Rap is the music of the Devil.

Posted by: Behind Enemy Lines at April 20, 2014 08:47 PM (thLL8)

36
You could set your drinks down on Kardashian's ass. She'd be great at parties.

Posted by: Maj. Beauregard Pug, Continental Army at April 20, 2014 08:47 PM (8c12T)

37 Buttnado.

You forgot Buttnado, butts for sale.

Posted by: jwpaine at April 20, 2014 08:51 PM (2oU2+)

38 MOZART " Symphony No. 14 A Major" was originally titled "Ooo So Fine Chunky Baby Bootie".

Posted by: True Stuff from Historical Times at April 20, 2014 08:52 PM (5ikDv)

39 Heavy Metal Rap
O.M.G. !!!!

Posted by: Smith at April 20, 2014 08:53 PM (MMl1N)

40 Bertha Butt Boogie

http://tinyurl.com/ny5dp72

Posted by: Dr. Varno at April 20, 2014 08:54 PM (V4CBV)

41 Know who likes big butts? The fuckin Koch Brothers...

Posted by: tu3031 at April 20, 2014 08:56 PM (yagOO)

42 9 I came back from Europe to DROS at Ft Dix and I saw the Big Butts

Dix and big butts
You army guys need more chicks when deployed

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 20, 2014 08:57 PM (dNkDl)

43 I liked the parody someone wrote the other day about the new planet discovered. "Planet got air"

Posted by: Buzzion at April 20, 2014 08:58 PM (z/Ubi)

44 You army guys need more chicks when deployed


Said the sailor.

Posted by: fluffy at April 20, 2014 08:58 PM (Ua6T/)

45 Is there a U.S./Russia butt gap?

Posted by: eman at April 20, 2014 09:00 PM (AO9UG)

46
It worked for a few weeks, but now customers hang around to sing along.

***

Ha!

I knew a DJ back in the day that would play heavy metal at closing time.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 08:34 PM (DmNpO)









Amateur.

Should have went with this.

http://tinyurl.com/cmw5rlo

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 20, 2014 09:02 PM (AHzA7)

47
As a side note, Richard Cheese is a blast to watch live. Lots of fun.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 20, 2014 09:03 PM (AHzA7)

48
Jay Z and the city of LA have announced they will hold a Coachilla like concert in downtown LA. Jay Z said it was for "everyone" and was "inclusive" -- for only $150 bucks a day ticket price.

I predict riots.

Posted by: Maj. Beauregard Pug, Continental Army at April 20, 2014 09:05 PM (8c12T)

49 I like the Latin version better:

http://tinyurl.com/5k4pvr

magnae clunes mihi placent, nec possum de hac re mentiri.

Posted by: Grey Fox at April 20, 2014 09:05 PM (to6VO)

50
You want to chase people out -- Yoko Ono. It works every time. 5 minutes or less and the place is empty.

Posted by: Maj. Beauregard Pug, Continental Army at April 20, 2014 09:06 PM (8c12T)

51 "Then again, does anything beat the original?"

Ah, indeed. Nothing like the classics.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2014 09:07 PM (J9Xir)

52 Important moron news bulletin:

Honey Badger doesn't give a fuck and cannot be contained.

http://cheezburger.com/60253185

http://tinyurl.com/mus2pad

Posted by: DaveA at April 20, 2014 09:07 PM (DL2i+)

53 Snickerdoodles, carbon-doodles, what's the diff?

Caramelization is good on meat, why wouldn't it be good on cookies.

Posted by: DaveA at April 20, 2014 09:09 PM (DL2i+)

54 Grading research papers right now and I cannot understand for the life of me how a kid can do a paper on Churchill and not mention WWII a single time. Well..This kid did!

Posted by: jmel at April 20, 2014 09:09 PM (Z8fhO)

55 All righty now. Who's wife is this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embeddedv=PEPoO08IMog

Posted by: GMB (et al) at April 20, 2014 09:09 PM (nkPV9)

56 Carbon doodles are good for the digestive tract.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 09:10 PM (aDwsi)

57 Sir Mix-A-Lot is a musical genius.


After watching "Idiocracy" again today I would agree. And shit.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2014 09:10 PM (J9Xir)

58 56 Carbon doodles are good for the digestive tract.
Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 09:10 PM (aDwsi)

On flesh, not so good on baked goods. I'm thinking grilled brats for example

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2014 09:12 PM (HVff2)

59 I the fullness of time, Michael Bolton will do a cover.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 09:13 PM (aDwsi)

60 Grading research papers right now and I cannot understand for the life of me how a kid can do a paper on Churchill and not mention WWII a single time. Well..This kid did!

Posted by: jmel
--------------------
Because old dead white guy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 09:14 PM (aDwsi)

61 >>>Grading research papers right now and I cannot understand for the life
of me how a kid can do a paper on Churchill and not mention WWII a
single time.<<<

Winston liked his booty like he liked his cigars; big and bold.

Posted by: Fritz at April 20, 2014 09:17 PM (oJUxt)

62 60 Grading research papers right now and I cannot understand for the life of me how a kid can do a paper on Churchill and not mention WWII a single time. Well..This kid did!

Posted by: jmel
--------------------
Because old dead white guy.
Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 09:14 PM (aDwsi)


Maybe it's Part I?

Posted by: eman at April 20, 2014 09:17 PM (AO9UG)

63 Sir Mix-A-Lot is a musical genius.


After watching "Idiocracy" again today I would agree. And shit.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill


Funny at times. Entertaining in a kind of juvenile way.

Genius. No.

There is very little "genius" in pop culture, such as it is. Most of it will be forgotten in 20 years.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding Orca at April 20, 2014 09:17 PM (+1T7c)

64 Grading research papers right now and I cannot understand for the life of me how a kid can do a paper on Churchill and not mention WWII a single time. Well..This kid did!
Posted by: jmel

I am reading "Warlord" , a biography of Churchill.

He is actually a lot stranger than I realized, but then a lot of the political figures in Great Britain (and in the US for that matter) are stranger than most of us can imagine. Popular political figures are almost always towering egotists with real psychological problems that would cripple most of us.

Yet, they are, for the most part, elected and chosen by the people.

The people are idiots, by and large.

Sir Mix-a-lot. QED.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding Orca at April 20, 2014 09:21 PM (+1T7c)

65 64 The people are idiots, by and large.
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Well said Bossy. You were a lot nicer than I would've been

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2014 09:23 PM (HVff2)

66 52 That honey badger is awesome, and don't give a shit at all.

I had no idea they were that clever. I would not want one of them mad at me.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 20, 2014 09:28 PM (cHZB7)

67 Grading research papers right now and I cannot understand for the life of me how a kid can do a paper on Churchill and not mention WWII a single time. Well..This kid did!
Posted by: jmel at April 20, 2014 09:09 PM (Z8fhO)


Please, I beg you, tell me this is high school and not college.

Posted by: Sean Bannion, BA, History at April 20, 2014 09:29 PM (yz6yg)

68 "There is very little 'genius' in pop culture, such as it is. Most of it will be forgotten in 20 years."

I occasionally muse about how, before the 20th century mass media revolution, culture had a much longer shelf life and could provide a useful mechanism of transmission of ideas and values between generations.

I grew up in the late 20th century with some mass media pop culture stuff, but also with classic stories and literature ranging from the Bible to Paul Bunyan. Stories with which my parents and their parents before them had also grown up. So we had a shared cultural vocabulary to invoke when speaking to one another.

Down to the level of descriptive phrases and metaphors. The idea of a Procrustean bed is useful, but it only works if you have at least some rough idea of the myth behind same.

Well, that's all shot to shit. EVERYTHING is now pop culture, and short-lived pop culture at that. Intergenerational communication is over. The shared cultural vocabulary is gone. Now what?

Posted by: torquewrench at April 20, 2014 09:30 PM (noWW6)

69 >>I'm thinking grilled brats

No, no, it was my fault, not the kids'.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 20, 2014 09:34 PM (SUKHu)

70 Yes Sean, it is high school, but still frustrating. Churchill is an icon and I think that such ignorance is inexcusable.

Posted by: jmel at April 20, 2014 09:35 PM (Z8fhO)

71 The shared cultural vocabulary is gone. Now what?

Posted by: torquewrench at April 20, 2014 09:30 PM (noWW6)


I don't see the problem here.

Posted by: President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho at April 20, 2014 09:35 PM (yz6yg)

72 The shared cultural vocabulary is gone. Now what?

Posted by: torquewrench
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Oh, I don't know... , perhaps the decay of society?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 09:36 PM (aDwsi)

73 It's gone the way of buggy whips and Easter bonnets torque.tt's a brave new world.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 09:36 PM (JdEZJ)

74 Butt Siriusly, now I'm craving bratwurst and caramelized onions.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 20, 2014 09:36 PM (SUKHu)

75 Yes Sean, it is high school, but still frustrating. Churchill is an icon and I think that such ignorance is inexcusable.
Posted by: jmel at April 20, 2014 09:35 PM (Z8fhO)


Oh, concur. Absolutely. My comments on that paper would run something along the lines of: "D- No context. What happened from 1939 to 1945?"

Dolt would probably still not get the point.

Butif it were college.it would be much, much worse.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 20, 2014 09:38 PM (yz6yg)

76 torque - Derbyshire included a chapter in his book 'Doomed' that was devoted to the issue of the loss of social capital. Mostly he referred to various studies which show that the 'glue' that used to hold communities together is rapidly disappearing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 09:39 PM (aDwsi)

77 68

Well, that's all shot to shit. EVERYTHING is now pop culture, and short-lived pop culture at that. Intergenerational communication is over. The shared cultural vocabulary is gone. Now what?

Posted by: torquewrench at April 20, 2014 09:30 PM (noWW6)

Yep.

Most young people I know are only familiar with things that go back to their youth.

There are astonished that I know things that go back to my parent's youth.

"How do you know that?!,"they say.

Posted by: eman at April 20, 2014 09:39 PM (AO9UG)

78 Maybe the kid is only covering up to the Wilderness Years?

Posted by: Maj. Beauregard Pug, Continental Army at April 20, 2014 09:40 PM (8c12T)

79 "tt's a brave new world..."

Yeah, now it's all about cutting ass and cashing checks. Yo.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2014 09:40 PM (J9Xir)

80 Ya know what culture carries across generations? Mad Magazine. My boys love reading my old ones.

They read Gall In The Family years before they saw Archie Bunker on TV. When they saw the actual show it was like a revalation.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 09:42 PM (JdEZJ)

81 I sat next to a lady on a plane last who was grading some papers. Being right there I took a glance at some of them and I assumed maybe high school but probably junior high. She and I starting talking a bit later and come to find out she was a college prof'.

Those papers? OMFG.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2014 09:42 PM (J9Xir)

82 >>The idea of a Procrustean bed is useful, but it only works if you have at least some rough idea of the myth behind same.

My kids actually know that story from the Percy Jackson books!

And the online game Pirate 101 is absolutely chock full of references. World history has been fun this year every time they get a reference.

I think it's still out there, but there is so much info upon which to overload that it's harder to see. It also takes having conversations with the grilled brats, er, kids, and reading aloud and all sorts of effort.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 20, 2014 09:43 PM (SUKHu)

83
There is just about nothing in pop culture today that holds an iota of interest to me.

Shallow, transient IQ degrading crap.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 20, 2014 09:44 PM (SAMxH)

84 Does anything beat the original? I think this one comes close.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0kK_dDioII
...butt so big when she backs up, it goes boop...boop...boop!

Posted by: Bob in Houston at April 20, 2014 09:44 PM (b7AU3)

85 Caramelization is good on meat, why wouldn't it be good on cookies.
Posted by: DaveA at April 20, 2014 09:09 PM (DL2i+)

Because it is not actually caramelization but a Malliard reaction. Unless you are dousing it in sugar beforehand.
(I am not a foody. Gah. Spit. But I used to date a chemist)

Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2014 09:44 PM (SZM+L)

86
And those are the good points.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 20, 2014 09:45 PM (SAMxH)

87 When Churchill told Hitler "Why you hatin', bro?" and
Hitler was all "Fuck you, bitch" then the whole world knew the shit just got real.

Posted by: eman at April 20, 2014 09:45 PM (AO9UG)

88 "When Churchill told Hitler....."

And then Tojo said "It's on!" and Roosevelt shot back "Oh no you didn't" while he wagged his finger.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2014 09:48 PM (J9Xir)

89 I agree Mama there is just so much info readily available out there it is impossible to know it all. Information overload. The trick is sifting thru it and picking out the important stuff.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 09:49 PM (JdEZJ)

90 "Most young people I know are only familiar with things that go back to their youth. There are astonished that I know things that go back to my parent's youth.
'How do you know that?!,' they say."

Actual conversation with a modern college co-ed:

She, most indignantly: "How do you expect me to know anything about President Kennedy being shot? I hadn't been born yet!"

Well, dear girl, neither had I.

That's why we have this subject called "history".

Posted by: torquewrench at April 20, 2014 09:49 PM (noWW6)

91 It used to be we studied history and therefore theoretically learned lessons from their experiences, both mistakes and victories. Now, your own experience eeems to be all that matters. This is why we are repeating the mistakes that are easily documented in the past, IMO.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 20, 2014 09:53 PM (ojnk6)

92 "Shallow, transient IQ degrading crap."

These kids today. In my day we read Mad Magazine and Moby Dick and played in the dirt with a stick. And we LIKED IT!

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 09:54 PM (JdEZJ)

93 "And we LIKED IT!"

Channeling Grumpy Old Man.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2014 09:55 PM (J9Xir)

94
You know what astonishes me?

The lack of curiosity prevalent in the young ones.

With the unparalleled availability to find answers that we never enjoyed that lack of curiosity is scary.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 20, 2014 09:56 PM (SAMxH)

95 __jmel
Give the kid an F and ask him why he didn't make note of the fact that The Kenyan had the bust of Churchill removed from the WH and taken to the local rent-a-storage place.

Posted by: BarneyOffal at April 20, 2014 09:56 PM (ul4Lc)

96 A song written about Mochelle. What's not to like about it.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 09:57 PM (0FSuD)

97 So what did they know about Churchill, if they didn't reference World War 11, they certainly wouldn't know about his wartime exploits, or his time as Chancellor of the Exchequer,

Posted by: Jeffrey Pelt at April 20, 2014 10:00 PM (Jsiw/)

98 "The lack of curiosity prevalent in the young ones."

I see that too. It's like there is no desire to aquire and retain knowledge because they know they can look it up on the Internet. Why memorize the Presidents when you can get the list in 10 seconds on your phone?

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:00 PM (JdEZJ)

99 You know what astonishes me?

The lack of curiosity prevalent in the young ones.

With the unparalleled availability to find answers that we never enjoyed that lack of curiosity is scary

***

It's crazy how often I use Bing and Wiki and remain amazed (dazzled!) by the availability of information. However, the amount of info, much of it crap, requires that one possess critical thinking skills in order to sift through the rubbish. Still, we are blessed with an abundance of knowledge at our fingertips that our ancestors could never have dreamed possible.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 10:01 PM (DmNpO)

100 77 68

Well, that's all shot to shit. EVERYTHING is now pop culture, and short-lived pop culture at that.

====================

Once we valued earned wisdom. Then we valued gross knowledge. Now we value the ability to come up to speed. And we're judging it by its accomplishment in the most trivial faddy things, because they change the fastest.

Posted by: Sister Sestina at April 20, 2014 10:01 PM (LtUE0)

101 I see that too. It's like there is no desire to aquire and retain knowledge because they know they can look it up on the Internet. Why memorize the Presidents when you can get the list in 10 seconds on your phone?

***

Why bother to learn to spell or to write longhand.

Right?

*smh*

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 10:02 PM (DmNpO)

102 Clearly he does more than one video.

http://tinyurl.com/cyt8v86

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 10:02 PM (0FSuD)

103 Last time I was in a grammar school was at my niece's public elementary school, 7-8 years ago. Where in my school we had pictures of the Founding Fathers, passages from the Declaration, images of the Mayflower, TANSTAAFL in big block letters, they had nothing but trendy PC crap. "Recycling is the best thing you'll do today!". "Green = A+!". I nearly puked.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2014 10:03 PM (ZshNr)

104 99

Learning actual history will allow one to sift through the crap and come to a better conclusion. Sadly, this is being deemphasised more every day.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 20, 2014 10:03 PM (ojnk6)

105 http://tush.tumblr.com/

Because I'm a giver...

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 20, 2014 10:05 PM (84gbM)

106 ont up

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 10:05 PM (DmNpO)

107 I am certainly more knowledgable today than I would be without the Internet. I think its great but it also is changing the way people think and wonder if we are too dependent on it already.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:05 PM (JdEZJ)

108 99 You know what astonishes me?

The lack of curiosity prevalent in the young ones.

With the unparalleled availability to find answers that we never enjoyed that lack of curiosity is scary


===============

Isn't it funny that just when it's the easiest to check stuff before uttering, we see it being done the least?

My hubby was online dueling with some Brit prof who scolded him on obviously Googling before posting. Hubby explained that yes he did but he knew the basics already, he just wanted to make sure that he got the specific numbers right. Prof then grandly exclaimed it was more worthy to be fast and off the top of your head - though wrong! - then cowardly crosschecking and be right.

Posted by: Sister Sestina at April 20, 2014 10:07 PM (LtUE0)

109 With the unparalleled availability to find answers that we never enjoyed that lack of curiosity is scary.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 20, 2014 09:56 PM (SAMxH)

That's a big part of why I started homeschooling. My bright, if not terribly schoolastic, children were turning into zombies. If the answer was not *immediate* their response was "Never mind" and I didn't consider that to be okay at all.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2014 10:07 PM (GDulk)

110 97 So what did they know about Churchill, if they didn't reference World War 11

Posted by: Jeffrey Pelt at April 20, 2014 10:00 PM (Jsiw/)


Was that the war where they reconstituted Churchill's DNA and programmed a starship's supercomputer with it, and he vanquished the intelligent centipedes from the Orion quadrant?

'Cause that was totally kickass.

Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2014 10:08 PM (sdi6R)

111 Churchill Fun Fact:

Winston Churchill was banned for life from Coachella for extremist rhetoric posted on his Facebook account. True story.

Posted by: Fritz at April 20, 2014 10:11 PM (oJUxt)

112 Re: historical/pop culture ignorance: I've had something of the opposite problem--"You're not old enough to know (pop culture icon from the '30s-'70s)!" and even, on at least one memorable occasion, knowing more about a pop culture phenomenon than someone who lived through it. (The one case I'm thinking of involved freshman comp, a prof to whom NPR was vastly superior to anything else on the radio, and a paper arguing for the existence of regional commonalities among British Invasion bands. Even though I gave specific examples of bands and songs, I had to define the British Invasion for her because she didn't know what I was talking about!) I mean, I've gotten used to being a relic among my peers, whether it's "Why would you read Shakespeare?" or "Who the heck is Hedda Hopper?"--but some things are just disconcerting.

I wonder, though, to what extent 'twas ever so. How many really stupid pop songs were written in the twelfth century, say, that didn't warrant remembering the way "Sumer Is I-Cumin In" did? And how much of today's dreck will merit even a Forgotten 45s-type replay in another 20 years?

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Gun Thread (4-20-2014)

Civil Disobedience In NY

There is one purpose for a gun registry. One.

Good on the folks in NY who've decided to not give the state the rope with which to hang them.

Owners of assault-style weapons were supposed to have registered their guns by Tuesday.

But there is no way of knowing exactly how many of these weapons there are in the state and how many were registered under the NY SAFE Act.

The state refuses to say how many were registered, claiming it is confidential information protected by the law.

Gun-rights advocates estimate compliance will be less than 10 percent.

And in Erie County, the sheriff says he will not force his deputies to enforce registration.


Crazy Rednecks Bring Evil NRA Into Schools To Teach Kids About Guns

Guess the state.

Headline: NRA-sponsored gun-safety program set to go in Westford schools

Former schoolteacher Marilyn Frank has big plans for firearms-safety education in town.

Frank, 79, who served in the school district for 29 years and for a decade as health-education coordinator, said she doesn't own a gun but she wants to help remove polarization around the subject of gun safety. In December, she proposed bringing the National Rifle Association-sponsored program Eddie Eagle back to the local elementary schools. The program, approved by the School Committee, will start early next month.

"You want everyone to buy into this. I think this is a message that everyone can come together for, caring about the kids," she said. "That was what this is all about. Are we going to save anybody? I don't know. But when I put in birth- control explanations (in the schools), I didn't promise nobody would get pregnant. You don't know, but you just hope."

Turns out there are still a few sane people in Westford, MA after all.


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Comments

1 I can't be first. No way.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 20, 2014 04:34 PM (AHzA7)

2 But I might be second.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 20, 2014 04:34 PM (AHzA7)

3 Maybe even third.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 20, 2014 04:34 PM (AHzA7)

4 Four my homies.....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 20, 2014 04:35 PM (AHzA7)

5 Hickock45 is the man

Posted by: 141Driver at April 20, 2014 04:35 PM (C0WBF)

6 I like the BMG .50

Posted by: Cliven's War Cock at April 20, 2014 04:37 PM (thLL8)

7 Hi, ITC!!! Nice work . . .

Sadly, I am just about to head out to a friend's for Easter dinner, so can't join you all.

Happy Easter to all my favorite gun nuts!

Posted by: Peaches at April 20, 2014 04:43 PM (8lmkt)

8 Here's a little something Ricardo Kills posted over in the stompy peeps thread, cracked me up!

http://tinyurl.com/mw37acc

Posted by: Peaches at April 20, 2014 04:44 PM (8lmkt)

9 Gun safety courses in elementary schools? Horrors!

Posted by: davidt at April 20, 2014 04:45 PM (nEIMV)

10 "Hero of the Day - California: Burglary suspect fatally shot during confrontation in Richmond"

The homeowner has a small chance of not being hung up by their heels by the DA.

Richmond is a nasty place, but it's in Contra Costa County, a big chunk that sprawls inland for a ways, and incorporates some previously rural communities that (by SF Bay Area moonbat standards) are still somewhat culturally conservative in outlook.

Just to the south of Richmond is where Alameda County starts. Home to Berserkeley and Croak-land. You do not want to be a homeowner dealing with the DA about a self-defense shooting in those locales, trust me. Especially not if the burglar was of the melanin-enhanced variety. Those are an officially protected species in those parts. Even cops involved in self-defense shootings of same sometimes get the DA breathing fire down their necks.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 20, 2014 04:47 PM (noWW6)

11 The Crosman .177 American Classic Variable-Pump Air pistol I bought yesterday is doing great. Only put about fifty pellets through it so far, but I'm really getting used to the feel. Glad it has a little weight to it ( 2 pounds), and I like the notch sight, haven't adjusted it to the peep sight yet. It's gross accuracy is great, I haven't tried for anything more yet. Seems to be most accurate after 6 or 7 pumps at the distances I'm shooting, 10-25 yards. I hit the pie plate ninety percent of the time, even while trying all sorts of different grips, stances, standing or sitting in a chair. 70 bucks at Gander Mountain, 10 bucks for a tin of 500 pointed pellets. This gun only uses pellets, no bb's.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2014 04:47 PM (ZshNr)

12 A registered "assault weapon" has, in essence, already been confiscated by the state. You can't sell it, you can't give it away, you can't leave it in your will. It's no longer your property, but you are allowed by the state to be its trustee until you die, or commit some trifling technical violation of a law nobody understands, or the government alters the deal. It's just slow-motion confiscation.

Posted by: Socratease at April 20, 2014 04:49 PM (2GbWn)

13 Good to see there are still some folks in New York willing to tell the fascists to get bent. I wonder when the SS-style night raids will begin to determine compliance, though.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 20, 2014 04:52 PM (mx5oN)

14
Hi, ITC!!! Nice work . . .


Posted by: Peaches at April 20, 2014 04:43 PM (8lmkt)







Mwah!

I'd have got more in, but my Dad called to say Happy Easter.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 20, 2014 04:54 PM (AHzA7)

15 Good for Marilyn Frank!

To maintain its power, the Left does not want dissent to receive serious consideration, so they demonize people who disagree with them. A first step toward winning over undecided or wavering members of the public is to demonstrate you're not crazy and the smears are false.

Posted by: gs at April 20, 2014 04:55 PM (Wc9US)

16 Builder question: Are the Ruger SR-762 parts compatible with DPMS or Armalite parts?

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at April 20, 2014 04:57 PM (L02KD)

17 I posted this on another tread, but so much for gun control?

Published April 20, 2014FoxNews.comFacebook2 Twitter9 Gplus0
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In this Sunday, April 13, 2014 image from video provided by KCTV-5, Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Frazier Glenn Miller, is escorted by police in an elementary school parking lot in Overland Park, Kan. Cross, 73, accused of killing three people in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City, is a known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the subject of a nationwide manhunt. (AP Photo/KCTV-5) MANDATORY CREDITAP2014
Authorities are looking for the middleman who purchased the guns used in last Sundays deadly suspected hate-fueled shootings near Kansas City.

Avowed racist and anti-Semite F. Glenn Miller couldnt legally own guns because he is a felon.

Investigators believe the 73-year-old had help in obtaining the guns that he is accused of using to shoot three people outside a Jewish community center and the Village Shalom retirement home in Overland Park, the Kansas City Star said in Fridays editions.

The Star quotes a law enforcement source as saying that investigators tracing the source of the guns think they were purchased by a straw buyer. Background checks would have tripped-up Miller, but not a go-between.

The source told the newspaper local police, the FBI and agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives are looking for the straw buyer.

The source told the Star the guns were purchased from a licensed merchant. But the source declined to say if authorities knew who the merchant was or determined when they were purchased.

Miller served time in federal prison after pleading guilty in 1987 to possession of a hand grenade in a case involving a white supremacist group.

He faces charges of capital murder and first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Dr. William Lewis Corporon, his 14-year-old grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, and Terri Lamanno. The shootings took place a day before the start of Passover. All three victims were Christians.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 20, 2014 05:02 PM (nzKvP)

18 "Turns out there are still a few sane people in Westford, MA, after all."

So here's my beef with "Eddie Eagle" programs.

They are built on assumptions which are not universally applicable.

Look at the demographics of a place like Westford. It's got a per capita income of over $125,000.00 per year. It's 93% white. The schools are all absolutely top notch. Nice damn place to live.

In a place like Westford, the "Eddie Eagle" training, which tells children encountering a gun to "stop, don't touch, tell an adult" actually does have a high probability that the adult to whom the children speak will be a responsible, competent, non-criminal individual who cares about the well-being of the children and will take effectual action to secure the stray weapon.

The handful of places like Westford look less and less like the rest of America in 2014. There are vast stretches of the USA now where children are regarded by the adults around them not as deeply cared for little individuals in their own right, to be firmly guarded and lovingly reared, but instead as noisy and annoying little meal tickets, to be routinely ignored other than as incremental augmentation to government benefits.

Reflect for a moment that there is now a major problem in schools serving "underprivileged" communities where tiny children show up for their very first day of class, and teachers discover that these children DO NOT EVEN KNOW THEIR OWN NAMES, so profoundly neglected have they been by their "adult" caregivers.

Often these kids show up in a state of near starvation, because the "adults" around them have been trading the WIC handouts for alcohol and narcotics.

So tell me again how effectual a safety model "tell an adult" will be, in places where the adults are either ineffectual addicts and drunks? Or where the adults are actively inimical professional criminals who aren't going to be any too happy about a nosey little meal ticket calling attention to their (possibly felonious) ownership of a weapon?

Posted by: torquewrench at April 20, 2014 05:09 PM (noWW6)

19 So tell me again how effectual a safety model "tell an adult" will be, in places where the adults are either ineffectual addicts and drunks? Or where the adults are actively inimical professional criminals who aren't going to be any too happy about a nosey little meal ticket calling attention to their (possibly felonious) ownership of a weapon?


***

You make a difference where you can.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 05:12 PM (DmNpO)

20 Hey, Happy Easter everybody. For those of you in San Francisco/Oakland area, don't forget I'll be debating Stand-Your-Ground at UC Berkeley Tuesday night, 6pm, open to the public. It's me and (of course) three liberals, one of whom is on my side (she seems very nice in our email communications, but is utterly convinced Zimmerman is a bad dude. :-) ). I assume the two on the other side will present the expected archetype. :-)

Anyway, it should be fun, especially if there are protestors.

Then, Friday afternoon I'm speaking on (guess it) Stand-Your-Ground at the NRA Annual Meeting, 3:50PM. I'm sure there will be protestors there, but then I have to share them with the 65,000 other attendees. I prefer to be the focus of attention. :-)

If any of you morons are at either of those two events, be sure to introduce yourselves and shake hands, maybe we'll grab a bear.

Oh, yeah, almost forgot--first person to send me a genuine pic of my book, "The Law of Self-Defense," clearly visible in a photobomb of Shannon Watts or someone of similar "statute" will win a totally free, one-on-one full-length Law of Self Defense Seminar, just for you. :-)

--Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

Posted by: Law of Self Defense at April 20, 2014 05:18 PM (jj2dI)

21 Not only do you make a difference where you can, you make as much a difference as you can. Some education about safety is better than none.


My wife's best friend is a teacher who faces a lot of the situations you describe and her students love her, one of the reasons, is the discipline she insists upon in her class room. She might not be able to get them all into Harvard but she can help some.

The lefty phrase "if it only saves one child...." Eddie eagle 're instituted in schools would save more than one child.

Posted by: traye at April 20, 2014 05:19 PM (DkgCK)

22 239 years ago yesterday, government forces armed with the fastest-firing, most sophisticated infantry weapons in the world set out from Boston to confiscate the arms of its citizens. The people of Lexington, Concord and surrounding towns fought back with the same weapons, and defeated them. Fourteen years later the right to do the same thing again was enshrined as the 2nd Amendment.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 20, 2014 05:20 PM (celt+)

23 Andrew, please come back and let us know if there is video of your debate. I don't envy you, brain dead lefties are tiresome.
Remember Ron Whites admonition, "oh yeah, fuck you," doesn't win the debate.

Posted by: traye at April 20, 2014 05:24 PM (DkgCK)

24 Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 20, 2014 04:54 PM (AHzA7)

Don't let a little post interfere with a talk with pop.

Golfman Sr. 7/17/31 - Good Friday 2005

Posted by: Golfman in NC at April 20, 2014 05:26 PM (/djtm)

25 I have forgotten to mention, I'm taking my two and a half year old to get his first tomorrow, ruger 10/22. Be a while before he gets to shoot it though. I'll break it in for him.

Posted by: traye at April 20, 2014 05:27 PM (DkgCK)

26 Okay, I've got a beer can filled with water 35 feet away, going to see how easy it is to hit while seated in my shed. First shot, four inches left, elevation was fine.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2014 05:29 PM (ZshNr)

27 Third shot nailed it. Dramatic splashing and everything.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2014 05:31 PM (ZshNr)

28 Repeat for gun thread an is applicable.


IL has proposed a new State law that would allow medical marijuana users to keep their guns. So why is this and issue?


However, letting pot users possess firearms still puts the state in direct conflict with federal law that prohibits “shipping, transporting, receiving or possessing firearms or ammunition,” while under a controlled substance.


The federal government, which puts marijuana on the same outlawed level as heroin, is not backing off its position.



So, the useless shits in the corrupt Obamanite administration will not enforce the marijuana law and they are reducing sentences and letting convicted pot users out of jail but they damn sure will not let them possess a gun which is guaranteed by the Constitution. Meanwhile, there is not one damn line in the list of enumerated powers that allows Congress to outlaw ANY drug. Also, there is no "good and plenty" or "I won" clause either.


http://tinyurl.com/k8lcn77

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 05:35 PM (T2V/1)

29 Uh-oh -
says the squirrel peering from behind the tree.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at April 20, 2014 05:35 PM (/djtm)

30 Guns N Boobs

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/309341068125930125/

Posted by: kbdabear at April 20, 2014 05:36 PM (aTXUx)

31 There are tons of squirrels and birds in the yard, hopefully none are in the wrong place at exactly the wrong time. I don't really know how to calculate/estimate fps, but the pellet went through one side of the can, through water, and out the other side, on six pumps, so that's plenty powerful to me.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2014 05:39 PM (ZshNr)

32 20 Andrew

If you're still here: did you see my linked post lastbweekmre: homeowners insurance and CCW? Been reading your book, and you touch on the issue(s) butbwonderedvwhat you think of the post.

Posted by: speedster1 on the iPad at April 20, 2014 05:39 PM (noB3y)

33 Aaaaand fat fingers vs ipad strike again.

Posted by: speedster1 on the iPad at April 20, 2014 05:41 PM (noB3y)

34
"Third shot nailed it. Dramatic splashing and everything."

3 shots from 35 feet?! Your drinking and shooting?! ;P

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 20, 2014 05:41 PM (llWKT)

35 Heh. Not yet, but if there's some daylight left after I'm done with driving around, I intend to sit out here with a glass of Arrogant Bastard and plink away.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2014 05:45 PM (ZshNr)

36 BOSTON
National guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed on April 19th by elements of a Para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw.

Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the group's organizers as "criminals," issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who has interfered with the government's efforts to secure law and order. The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed wide-spread refusal by the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons.

Gage issued a ban on military-style assault weapons and ammunition earlier in the week. This decision followed a meeting in early this month between government and military leaders at which the governor authorized the forcible confiscation of illegal arms.

One government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, pointed out that "none of these people would have been killed had the extremists obeyed the law and turned over their weapons voluntarily." Government troops initially succeeded in confiscating a large supply of outlawed weapons and ammunition. However, troops attempting to seize arms and ammunition in Lexington met with resistance from heavily-armed extremists who had been tipped off regarding the government's plans. During a tense standoff in Lexington's town park, National Guard Colonel Francis Smith, commander of the government operation, ordered the armed group to surrender and return to their homes. The impasse was broken by a single shot, which was reportedly fired by one of the right-wing extremists. Eight civilians were killed in the ensuing exchange.

Ironically, the local citizenry blamed government forces rather than the extremists for the civilian deaths. Before order could be restored, armed citizens from surrounding areas had descended upon the guard units.

Colonel Smith, finding his forces over matched by the armed mob, ordered a retreat.

Governor Gage has called upon citizens to support the state/national joint task force in its effort to restore law and order. The governor also demanded the surrender of those responsible for planning and leading the attack against the government troops. Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock, who have been identified as "ringleaders" of the extremist faction, remain at large...

If today's media had reported on the start of the American Revolution in 1775 this is probably how they would have presented it to the public.

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 20, 2014 05:46 PM (84gbM)

37 Romeo13 That's scary true. Well done.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at April 20, 2014 05:49 PM (/djtm)

38 I aspired to be a grammar Nazi but figured it was in poor taste except in egregious circumstances.

Typing on a phone or tablet cured me of any hopes that I could criticize other's grammar or spelling. Becausemy ipadcured me if any idea thet I could tight on,inline witht grammar or spelling mistakes.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at April 20, 2014 05:49 PM (oWhIO)

39 37 Romeo13 That's scary true. Well done.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at April 20, 2014 05:49 PM (/djtm)


Can't take credit.... found it a couple of years ago on someones facebook page...

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 20, 2014 05:51 PM (84gbM)

40 I have found those sub sonic 22lr are just as good as the air gun and with a scope deadly.

Actually in my neighborhood, a real 22LR probably wouldn't be noticed, if I had any.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 05:52 PM (0FSuD)

41 One handed, sitting, my aim is the worst. Standing and using two hands it's almost impossible to miss the can. (That sounds like, but is not, an extended toilet metaphor). I'm beginning to feel like a very satisfied customer. Thanks to whoever contributed tips/suggestions on the purchase.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2014 05:54 PM (ZshNr)

42 Happy Easter!


Later, all.

God bless. :-)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at April 20, 2014 05:55 PM (9W+0f)

43 Actually in my neighborhood, a real 22LR probably wouldn't be noticed, if I had any.

Posted by: Nip Sip
------------------

Nip - Do you know where Hampton Ave. is?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 05:57 PM (aDwsi)

44 I like the look of the Ruger 762, but went with the SCAR 17 when it came time to lay the money down. There's not a lot of compatibility between different makes of semi 7.62/.308 like there are in the 5.56/.223 ar-15's. I know the Ruger parts can't be used in an Ar-10. Completely different gas systems.

Posted by: TBolt69 at April 20, 2014 05:58 PM (0X3Hd)

45 Romeo13 and let's remember that in the original scenario, 2/3 of the public agreed with Gage or at least went along with him silently.

Posted by: richard mcenroe at April 20, 2014 05:59 PM (XO6WW)

46 I understand that in NY City there are two routes to owning or even purchasing a firearm. One is a vastly complicated, expensive, and degrading series of hoops, permits and applications that can be terminated or refused at any steps with forfeiture of any fees paid. The other is to have a letter written on police department letterhead by the chief of police saying that it is ok for the named individual to purchase and possess a firearm.
is it me? Am I so worthless to be angry about this?

Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2014 06:00 PM (SZM+L)

47 Nip - Do you know where Hampton Ave. is?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 05:57 PM (aDwsi)

Yep, I am two blocks over in Eastover.

You need some squirrel taken out?

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 06:03 PM (0FSuD)

48 Actually, three blocks over, but I have agents that live on Hampton, give me the address, the squirrels are DEAD!

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 06:05 PM (0FSuD)

49 Just a note to everyone who offered advice on my Tokarev hollowpoint problem last week: thanks all. I'll be trying you out.


"You need some squirrel taken out?"

"Pick up the phone, I'm always home
Call me anytime..." Dirty Deeds (Done Dirt Cheap)

Posted by: richard mcenroe at April 20, 2014 06:05 PM (XO6WW)

50 Nip - There was an old guy who lived at the intersection of Hampton and Portland who regularly dispatched chipmunks with a .410

No complaints by anyone, except about the noise early on Saturday morning.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 06:05 PM (aDwsi)

51 @50

I think I know who you are talking about, but that has been awhile. My lawyer lives about five houses from that intersection. The street has changed a bit. New yuppies, old folks dead or at nursing homes.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 06:08 PM (0FSuD)

52 Nip - You know how to cheer a guy up....

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 06:09 PM (aDwsi)

53 I have found chipmunks will eat rat poison, so that is how I dispatch them. Crows and squirrels need lead.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 06:09 PM (0FSuD)

54 I mentioned it earlier today, but it really need to be in this thread: Remington has put out a recall for some Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with the X-Mark Pro trigger.

http://tinyurl.com/lnwss6o

Posted by: Country Singer at April 20, 2014 06:10 PM (vn9w4)

55 52 Nip - You know how to cheer a guy up....

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 06:09 PM (aDwsi)

It's not raining and it's Easter.

Praise the Lord!

Lent's over, I'll have another drink, thank you.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 06:11 PM (0FSuD)

56 Just watched *finally* the last episode of Justified. Redhead shot her brother with a Walther PPK. good girl.

Posted by: goatexchange at April 20, 2014 06:11 PM (rmvOT)

57 If I cheat a little, I can leave now and close the barn a bit early. Really looking forward to that beer.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2014 06:13 PM (ZshNr)

58 speedster 1 writes: "32 20 Andrew

If you're still here: did you see my linked post lastbweekmre: homeowners insurance and CCW? Been reading your book, and you touch on the issue(s) butbwonderedvwhat you think of the post."

Homeowner's insurance, and insurance in general, almost NEVER covers acts of self-defense.

The reason is that insurance is intended to cover accidents, unintentional acts, acts of Nature, acts of God, and such.

Insurance that covered intentional acts would function much like does the no denial for pre-existing conditions under Obamabomb--people would wait until they were ready to do the intentional act, buy the insurance, and be covered.

You can see how an insurance company might find this an unattractive business proposition.

Self-defense is an INHERENTLY INTENTIONAL ACT. One CANNOT commit an "accidental" act of self-defense. Your conduct in self-defense must be both objectively and subjectively reasonable, conditions that cannot possibly exist unless reason and intention are at play.

Indeed, it is very well established law that if a defendant claims his use of force was an accident, he is denied the ability to later claim it was self-defense. And vice-versa.

Accident. Or self-defense. Pick one. Period.

If you care to take a look, I think you'll find that many of the faux "self-defense insurance" offerings out there are not, in fact, insurance. Just ask them if they're registered with your state's insurance regulatory agency--when the phone clicks, you'll have your answer.

Or ask them what their capital reserves are (the money any insurance company is required to have saved up in order to ensure they can pay out on reasonably forecastable claims). I expect they'll refuse to tell you, which a real insurance company must release as public information.

You might also want to think carefully about what you're actually paying for--that is, what do you get, and when do you get it. Generally there are three approaches these groups take.

You might also ask them how they have ANY idea what price to set on their premiums to ensure that they'll be able to pay expected claims--because I can assure you that there is ZERO data on this. It's not like your homeowner's insurance company which has many decades of data on house fires, floods, storms, etc., and can use that to make projections of likely claims, and therefore calculate what the premium needs to be. What if CA elects a new AG who adopts a policy of "every self-defense shooting goes to trial, period." They'd be bankrupted in a week--and have no money to pay YOUR claim if it comes up (hopefully never, of course).

(1) They pay your legal expenses (up to some cap) upon acquittal. This is a joke. If you're going to GET acquitted you NEED that money up front to mount your legal defense. There's a HUGE difference between a $30k defense and a $130k defense, and if you're at trial in the first place it means the facts are close enough that it's likely to mean the difference between acquittal and conviction. Also, think about this: what is in the best financial interests of the "self-defense insurance" group, that you're acquitted or that your convicted? After all, if you're convicted they don't have to pay, because it "wasn't self-defense."

(2) They provide you with legal counsel up front. This is also a joke. You have no idea who they are going to give you or what that person's competency level is generally, much less in as arcane an area as self-defense law. Any lukewarm body that has managed to pass the bar in the last 6 months could be who they toss your way. And, again, what's in their financial interests, to pay $400/hr for a Mark O'Mara to represent you (more $ now, I'm sure), or $100/hr to get some newbie who has never handled a self-defense case before? That's right. No thanks, I'll pick my own legal counsel. (Also, take a look at the lawyers on the boards of most of these groups. It's been my observation that they are heavily populated with litigation, not criminal defense, attorneys--and it's a WHOLE other ball game, with infinitely greater stakes.)

(3) They don't actually offer to pay for your legal defense, but they'll provide a relatively fixed amount of funds up front to handle the immediate crises--bail money (the 10% for a bond, I mean), and an initial retainer for legal counsel (and YOU get to pick, although they'll provide non-binding recommendations from lawyers they know to be skilled in self-defense law). Think on the order of $10,000 or so.

Personally, I'm most comfortable with this last approach. It's promises are modest enough that they're likely to actually be met, the cost is correspondingly much less than the other approaches, and I'm still in control of my legal defense.

Shorter: caveat emptor, read the fine print, use your common sense. :-)

Also, come to a seminar, we cover all this kind of stuff and lots more--e.g. what are you going to say to 911? to the responding officers? to the investigative officers? because these are all VERY different interactions.

--Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

Posted by: Law of Self Defense at April 20, 2014 06:17 PM (jj2dI)

59 Ah, I screwed up the insertion of a paragraph there, but you'll see where I blooped it. :-)

--Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

Posted by: Law of Self Defense at April 20, 2014 06:20 PM (jj2dI)

60 58 Andrew

Thanks!!

Lots to think about there. I'd love to attend a seminar - any chance you'll be in the SW Ohio area?

Posted by: speedster1 on the iPad at April 20, 2014 06:21 PM (noB3y)

61 Just let Albany and New York City with a connecting corridor create their own state. The rest of the Empire State will be nicely red.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 20, 2014 06:24 PM (wIBSj)

62 @58

Andrew, my personal umbrella policy covers me for ANY liability that I or any member of my family are accused of.

PERIOD.

$10 million.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 06:26 PM (0FSuD)

63 "Lots to think about there. I'd love to attend a seminar - any chance you'll be in the SW Ohio area?"

I'll be in West Elkton, an hour north of Cincinnati, on August 3, if that qualifies as "SW Ohio." :-)

More info here: http://is.gd/QuMfQ5

And if you're a lawyer you can get 4 hours of OH CLE credit if you register here: http://is.gd/QuMfQ5

I'm now the lawyer who teaches OTHER lawyers the "Law of Self Defense." :-)

--Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

Posted by: Law of Self Defense at April 20, 2014 06:26 PM (jj2dI)

64 Nip - Still there? Just recalled that my Aunt and Uncle lived over on Biltmore Dr.

Must be close to your neighborhood.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 06:26 PM (aDwsi)

65 Mike, one block over.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 06:27 PM (0FSuD)

66 NipSip writes: "Andrew, my personal umbrella policy covers me for ANY liability that I or any member of my family are accused of."

It could be. I encourage you to read the fine print, very, very carefully. Just because your agent said it, doesn't mean it's true. DAMHIK.

Indeed, in most states I expect an insurance policy that would cover the intentional injury or death of another would be deemed counter to public policy. Absent an acquittal, how could the insurance company know for sure whether your act was justified?

Don't get me wrong, if you're covered for acts of self-defense, good for you. Color me skeptical.

In any case, I presume your insurance company is covering only your civil liability, not your criminal liability. It's really the criminal liability that I worry about. I can always make more money. I can't get back 20 years spend doing hard time.

--Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

Posted by: Law of Self Defense at April 20, 2014 06:29 PM (jj2dI)

67 Nip - Well, I used to walk through there on the way to Eastover Elem.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 06:30 PM (aDwsi)

68 Thread is a little slow so I will jump the 100 post rule OT.

Is there an un-named moron working for Miller brewery? Check out the Fortune label.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at April 20, 2014 06:33 PM (/djtm)

69 "Andrew, my personal umbrella policy covers me for ANY liability that I or any member of my family are accused of."

I'll just quickly revoice the anecdote here that when I spoke to our insurance agent about upgrading to just such an umbrella liability policy, the carrier had a couple of disqualifying conditions for that.

First on the list? Firearm(s) in the home.

When I said, "yes," she said, "No point in going any further with the questionnaire. They won't write the policy."

Posted by: torquewrench at April 20, 2014 06:35 PM (noWW6)

70 interesting gun. he could work his safety a little more.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 20, 2014 06:37 PM (rDidD)

71 My .22 is the Winchester 62, like the pump 61 shown, but with a visible hammer. It's a beauty .

Posted by: the littl shyning man at April 20, 2014 06:37 PM (UiFT9)

72 63 Andrew

Kinda. I presume details are at your site?

IANAL, but an insurance agent, very interested in this topic, so would like to figure out a way to attend.

Not to be a nudge, but would really appreciate your take on my post :-)

Posted by: speedster1 on the iPad at April 20, 2014 06:38 PM (noB3y)

73 @66

I've read it and it is pretty clear. I was required to carry it because many years ago. I did stuff for NASCAR and RJR and they required a liability policy from hell.

It is NOT cheap, but surprisingly I had to use it after my son was in a wreck in WI and the insurance guys settle out for $2 mill. The guy blew .07. So the hour it took to get him to the hospital cost the insurance company $2 mill. He was screwed up.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 06:38 PM (0FSuD)

74 torquewrench writes: "When I said, "yes," she said, "No point in going any further with the questionnaire. They won't write the policy." "

Huh, I would expect them to right it, then just exclude anything involving the guns--that way they gets their money without the feared liability. And insurance companies love lots of money and little liability. Who wouldn't?

When you see an insurance company turn down cash it means they (or one of their peers) got burned bad enough that they're just leaving the area of coverage entirely. And that takes a lot, just look at all the risky stuff the DO cover.

--Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

Posted by: Law of Self Defense at April 20, 2014 06:38 PM (jj2dI)

75 When I said, "yes," she said, "No point in going any further with the questionnaire. They won't write the policy."

Posted by: torquewrench at April



who is your carrier?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 20, 2014 06:39 PM (rDidD)

76 72 63

Oh! Now I see the link.

My bad.

Posted by: speedster1 on the iPad at April 20, 2014 06:39 PM (noB3y)

77 67 Nip - Well, I used to walk through there on the way to Eastover Elem.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 06:30 PM (aDwsi)

Yeah my street was not developed then. Now the Eastover kids all wear uniforms and half are bussed in.

The neighbors call it the "prison".

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 06:40 PM (0FSuD)

78 Torque. Nip is in NC. Pretty liberal (in the truest sense) DOI.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at April 20, 2014 06:41 PM (/djtm)

79 30 Guns N Boobs
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/309341068125930125/
Posted by: kbdabear at April 20, 2014 05:36 PM (aTXUx)

Nice.

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at April 20, 2014 06:42 PM (vAsU0)

80 Andrew you are correct only civil liability. I assumed everyone knows insurance policies do not cover criminal acts.

How could it?

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 06:43 PM (0FSuD)

81 45 Romeo13 and let's remember that in the original scenario, 2/3 of the public agreed with Gage or at least went along with him silently.


Posted by: richard mcenroe at April 20, 2014 05:59 PM (XO6WW)


Yeah.... from what I've read.... about 1/3 really wanted independence... 1/3 were Royalists... and 1/3 were just trying to keep their heads down... so went along with whatever group was in charge of that area on that day...

Today? we call those Low Info Voters...

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 20, 2014 06:46 PM (84gbM)

82 kbdabear, another Lara Croft cosplayer

http://tinyurl.com/mfwfmrt

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 20, 2014 06:49 PM (wIBSj)

83 79 year old woman who doesn't own a gun & wants NRA training in school. That's awesome, even more so in MA.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2014 06:49 PM (HVff2)

84 One handed, sitting, my aim is the worst. Standing and using two hands it's almost impossible to miss the can.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2014 05:54 PM (ZshNr)

At the range, I practice pistol shooting extensively one-handed, nearly exclusively, figuring that if a situation arose where I'd have to draw and fire defensively, then I would do so under extreme duress, with no time to take a proper Weaver or isosceles, no time to worry about breathing or proper grip or sight picture or anything but shooting the shit out of the evil rat bastard trying to take my life or the lives of people I care about.

Statistically, most defensive shooting incidents take place at less than eight feet. Practicing a rapid draw and point-shooting techniques seems like the prudent thing to do. As a result, I've found that some pistols are more amenable to single-handed point shooting than others. For example, the AMT Backup .45, which is my primary carry weapon in the wintertime, is an excellent single-handed point shooter. Since it only has a rudimentary groove sight, it's pretty much only a point shooter anyway. Same with my little Seecamp .32 ACP, which has no sights at all.

Anyway, I'm all about employing the fundamentals of good pistol marksmanship, but think training for a no-time, close distance scenario seems like the practical thing to do.

Posted by: troyriser at April 20, 2014 06:51 PM (ptcFO)

85 Same with my little Seecamp .32 ACP, which has no sights at all.


I've got one of those little fuckers. Nice gun, I wouldn't shoot it at anything more that four feet away.

True story. I tried to kill a pleasant stopped in the road with one. It was about eight feet away. Three shots, bird walked off the road, laughing.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 06:55 PM (0FSuD)

86 I've got one of those little fuckers. Nice gun, I wouldn't shoot it at anything more that four feet away.

True story. I tried to kill a pleasant stopped in the road with one. It was about eight feet away. Three shots, bird walked off the road, laughing.
Posted by: Nip Sip


I think you have an unnecessary "L" in there.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 20, 2014 07:00 PM (rDidD)

87 Was it a Pheasant Plucker, or do I have that confused?

Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2014 07:00 PM (SZM+L)

88 True story. I tried to kill a pleasant stopped in the road with one. It was about eight feet away. Three shots, bird walked off the road, laughing.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 06:55 PM (0FSuD)


I can hit baseball-sized groups in center-mass of a human-sized silhouette target at 7 yards with my Seecamp. I might not hit the red at the center, but the groups are consistently tight and in places where it would give someone a bad day in real life. That's all I ask of that particular gun.

I wear a band aid on the tip of my trigger finger when I shoot that little gun. It's a wimp move, I know, but I don't like the recoil ding I get from the trigger guard when I shoot it.

Posted by: troyriser at April 20, 2014 07:02 PM (ptcFO)

89 Hey nip what does a pleasant look like? Lol, j/k

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2014 07:10 PM (HVff2)

90 @88

I guess I don't shoot it enough and the pull is strong. I had a 25, then I got a 32 and somewhere I have a 380, unless my sons stole it.

The bird was moving, I was hung over, and I am blind.

Yeah, that's my story.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 07:10 PM (0FSuD)

91 89 Hey nip what does a pleasant look like? Lol, j/k

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2014 07:10 PM (HVff2)

So, is this a barrel offense?

It's Easter, Lent's over I am drinking!

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 07:12 PM (0FSuD)

92 Yeah, that's my story.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 07:10 PM (0FSuD)

Not faulting your marksmanship by any means. If a pheasant strolled by me and all I had was a Seecamp, I'd go for the determined lunge rather than try and shoot him. My odds would be better.

Posted by: troyriser at April 20, 2014 07:13 PM (ptcFO)

93 No barrel Nip. Just poking a little fun. The pleasant hit my funny bone

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2014 07:13 PM (HVff2)

94 @92

The "pleasants" were tame birds that we had missed on a tower shoot the day before, so I probably could have just grabbed it.

I just wanted to shoot the pistol and look like a fucking idiot to my guests.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 07:16 PM (0FSuD)

95 I went shooting at the range at NRA HQ on Friday. I told this story to the regular daywalkers but I figured it was okay to remention it here.

Interesting crowd. Guys with NRA branded bags and hats and just one pistol. Some guys who I am pretty sure were Marines, and pretty sure not just your average joes, with a bag full of tacced out rifles.

A family of people who I am pretty sure had never shot anything before.

It's spring break so not all that surprising to see guys with their kids there. I was.

Posted by: blaster at April 20, 2014 07:18 PM (4+AaH)

96 I tried to kill a pleasant stopped in the road with one.

-----------

I think you have an unnecessary "L" in there.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 20, 2014 07:00 PM


heh. that made me chuckle.

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 20, 2014 07:18 PM (EKOIc)

97 80 NipSip writes: 80 Andrew you are correct only civil liability. I assumed everyone knows insurance policies do not cover criminal acts.

How could it?"

Plenty of groups out there now purporting to offer "self-defense insurance" for criminal liability--meaning, the costs of your criminal defense.

--Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

Posted by: Law of Self Defense at April 20, 2014 07:21 PM (jj2dI)

98 @97 That is what Ken Cuccinelli is doing now. He started a law firm that does prepaid legal for gun owners.

Posted by: blaster at April 20, 2014 07:22 PM (4+AaH)

99 It's Easter, Lent's over I am drinking!

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 07:12 PM


Damn, I only gave up asparagus. You win.

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 20, 2014 07:22 PM (EKOIc)

100 @97

That is stupid as shit. There is no way a company could calculate the expense of such a policy.

AKA, your point, they are Bull Shit.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 07:23 PM (0FSuD)

101 Anybody know anything about Monica Wehby?

She's a doctor who is running as a Republican for the Senate in Oregon.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 20, 2014 07:25 PM (oFCZn)

102 Finally drinking a beer, but no more plinking. The neighborhood is nearly silent, light getting iffy, I'll save some for tomorrow.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2014 07:28 PM (ZshNr)

103 Guns are scary
And racist

Just saying

And I'm out of .45 and 5.56 practice ammo

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 20, 2014 07:32 PM (lhNul)

104 103 Guns are scary
And racist


True dat. Most of them are Black!

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 07:34 PM (0FSuD)

105 Kinda Gun related:

Published April 20, 2014FoxNews.comFacebook79 Twitter103 Gplus1
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Bernard Gavrin's dog tags were found in a cave in the South Pacific.COURTESY DAVID ROGERS/SUN-SENTINEL
Old and battered dog tags found in a cave in the South Pacific may crack a 70-year-old mystery.

The dog tags are those of a 31-year-old Army infantryman from New York named Bernard Gavrin. He was reported missing in action during the battle of Saipan in World War II and never found.

His 81-year-old nephew David Rogers, of West Delray, Fla., said the family never knew what happened.

"I am the only living relative to have known my Uncle Bernie," Rogers told the Sun-Sentinel in the paper's Saturday editions. "Words cannot do justice to the shock this news left me with."

He was 12 when his grandmother got the tragic news that her son was MIA.

U.S. forces invaded Saipan in June 1944. The island was a fortress for 30,000 Japanese soldiers. The American troops earned victory after more than three weeks of bloody fighting.

The Sun-Sentinel reported that a group from Japan found the dog tags on Saipan last August. The Kuentai Group, which searches for Japanese soldiers lost in war, was digging in a cave when it stumbled across mass graves. The graves contained the possible remains of Gavrin and several other American soldiers. Two other dog tag sets were found in the graves.

Gavrin's dog tags had his home address and his next of kin, his father Max.

The newspaper said the groups representatives tracked down Gavrins survivors with the help of the Bull Run Regional Library in Virginia.

The remains were turned over to the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command in Hawaii for genetic testing.

Rogers said if his uncle is identified, there will be a military funeral at Arlington Cemetery in Washington.

"I would love to be around for the burial service," he told the Sun-Sentinel. "Time is of the essence in my old age."

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 20, 2014 07:35 PM (nzKvP)

106 I have a Model 61, it is by far my favorite gun to shoot. Accurate as all get out. Love, love, love it.

Posted by: BuckIV at April 20, 2014 07:35 PM (CLfqv)

107 I'm waiting to see the gun grabbers go after the inner city gangs with as much zeal as they do those Tea Party, NRA, Constitutionalists types.

I suspect it'll be a long wait.

Posted by: davidt at April 20, 2014 07:38 PM (nEIMV)

108 * scratches head *

Wasn't there an octagonal-barreled Winchester .22 pump?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 07:39 PM (aDwsi)

109 107 I'm waiting to see the gun grabbers go after the inner city gangs with as much zeal as they do those Tea Party, NRA, Constitutionalists types.

I suspect it'll be a long wait.
Posted by: davidt at April 20, 2014 07:38 PM (nEIMV)

Yup, don't hold your breath either

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2014 07:40 PM (HVff2)

110 Wasn't there an octagonal-barreled Winchester .22 pump?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 07:39 PM (aDwsi)


Too lazy to look it up but I'm pretty sure there was. Seem to recall they used those pump .22s as shooting gallery rifles back in the day.

Posted by: troyriser at April 20, 2014 07:40 PM (ptcFO)

111 Picked up my Bertta CX4 Storm and took it to the range yesterday. Fun gun to shoot. Glad I got it in 9mm and not .40. I have heard the .40s can be uncomfortable to shoot, and I can see why. The 9mm is easy peasey, and accurate as hell. I think it will be my go-to weapon when the zombies come.

Posted by: pilot141 at April 20, 2014 07:41 PM (nPwzA)

112 Attack of the killer turtles.

http://tinyurl.com/kaye2a9

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 20, 2014 07:50 PM (Mogjf)

113 110 Wasn't there an octagonal-barreled Winchester .22 pump?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 07:39 PM (aDwsi)

Yes, I have one. Win 1890. Shoots 22 Long, NOT long rife. Hard to find ammo. It was my mother's gun.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 07:54 PM (0FSuD)

114 I'm waiting to see the gun grabbers go after the inner city gangs with as much zeal as they do those Tea Party, NRA, Constitutionalists types.

fixd for me

Posted by: JeanQ at April 20, 2014 07:55 PM (82lr7)

115 112
Attack of the killer turtles.



http://tinyurl.com/kaye2a9

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 20, 2014 07:50 PM (Mogjf)


From the same set of magazine covers:
http://tinyurl.com/o7gp5sp
Is this where Zappa got his album title?


Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 20, 2014 08:01 PM (I9I9J)

116 I'm not sure what's going on here but I think it's a GOP special squad protecting the U.S. from commie hotel maids.


http://tinyurl.com/lrblzgg

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 20, 2014 08:04 PM (Mogjf)

117 Perhaps all of us who own the Beretta CX-4 Storm should snap pictures and send them in for an upcoming gun thread?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 20, 2014 08:06 PM (wIBSj)

118 I'm in! Good idea!

Posted by: pilot141 at April 20, 2014 08:10 PM (nPwzA)

119 Picked up my Bertta CX4 Storm and took it to the range yesterday. Fun gun to shoot.

I have one with about 800-900 rounds run through it and it's still crankin' away like a Swiss watch. Great little firearm.

Posted by: Gun Thread Lurker #2 at April 20, 2014 08:10 PM (Dwehj)

120 81 45 Romeo13 and let's remember that in the original scenario, 2/3 of the public agreed with Gage or at least went along with him silently.


Posted by: richard mcenroe at April 20, 2014 05:59 PM (XO6WW)


Yeah.... from what I've read.... about 1/3 really wanted independence... 1/3 were Royalists... and 1/3 were just trying to keep their heads down... so went along with whatever group was in charge of that area on that day...

Today? we call those Low Info Voters...
Posted by: Romeo13 at April 20, 2014 06:46 PM (84gbM)

That's why you had guys like Lighthorse Harry Lee, policing up the Tories.

Posted by: Jean at April 20, 2014 08:10 PM (Aqvh6)

121 Just let Albany and New York City with a connecting corridor create their own state.

Low water mark on the Hudson, like the "long lasso" annexations cities used to do following the highway right-of-way. Or the way some congressional districts are gerrymandered, blob of desirable voters here, another blob over there, with nothing but highway in-between.

Posted by: Fox2! at April 20, 2014 08:15 PM (cHwSy)

122 Gun Thread Lurker #2 writes: "I have one with about 800-900 rounds run through it and it's still crankin' away like a Swiss watch. Great little firearm. "

Well, good God, I would hope so. 900 rounds? It's barely warmed up. I've got >100,000 rounds through my carry 1911, and it still runs like a clock. Well, like a sloppy clock. (Watch the spelling, there.) But still 100% reliable.

(I picked up a brand new version of my pistol recently, and only then realized how much of the "click" and "snap" my gun had lost through hard use. :-) But all I really care about is function, so it's all good.)

--Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

Posted by: Law of Self Defense at April 20, 2014 08:24 PM (jj2dI)

123 Fox2! writes: "121 Just let Albany and New York City with a connecting corridor create their own state."

Great idea, the "colon corridor."

--Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

Posted by: Law of Self Defense at April 20, 2014 08:25 PM (jj2dI)

124 117. 117 Perhaps all of us who own the Beretta CX-4 Storm should snap pictures and send them in for an upcoming gun thread?

What, no love for the PX4 storm?
Why the H8?

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 20, 2014 08:50 PM (dNkDl)

125 Yo Andrew

Anyone ever have feed issues with their 1911s?

I got off my butt and mirrored the feed ramp and taadaa, put 200 rounds through with just one bad feed around shot 150

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 20, 2014 08:52 PM (dNkDl)

126 1911's have a known issue with feeding HP's

Posted by: MAx at April 20, 2014 09:00 PM (b7yum)

127
Bloomberg's new "grassroots" gun banning.......errrr, gun safety group has some issues with their graphic artistry.

https://twitter.com/BigFatDave/status/458014195812794369/photo/1



Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 20, 2014 09:12 PM (AHzA7)

128 MAx writes: "126 1911's have a known issue with feeding HP's"

I would never carry an OEM 1911 loaded with JHP for personal protection. Failure too likely.

A 1911 intended for personal protection using JHP needs to be set up by a master gunsmith. That's expensive.

My 1911 runs perfectly with JHP, but it WAS expensive.

--Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

Posted by: Law of Self Defense at April 20, 2014 09:16 PM (jj2dI)

129 The comments about the CX-4 got me thinking (again) about barrel length vs. velocity, and muzzle energy. For those interested, there is some interesting data here.

http://www.ballisticsbytheinch.com/9luger.html

In the sidebar you'll find links to many small calibers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 09:32 PM (aDwsi)

130 129 Supposedly Kimber's, Para's, and Wilson's are ok for HP too. I'm using GI RR's, so for HP's I use an XD Tact

Posted by: MAx at April 20, 2014 09:33 PM (b7yum)

131
The XD Tact is almost exactly a plastic 1911 that has a bigger capacity, a rail on front, ambi mag release,and can shoot HP's.
Powder River Precision trigger and you're GTG

Posted by: MAx at April 20, 2014 09:35 PM (b7yum)

132 Ex-GI Remington Rands have almost doubled in the last 5 years and continue to climb

Posted by: MAx at April 20, 2014 09:38 PM (b7yum)

133 Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 20, 2014 09:12 PM (AHzA7)


Someone pro 2A snagged the facebook page 'Everytown for Gun Safety.'

Posted by: RWC at April 20, 2014 09:39 PM (QeH9j)

134 https://twitter.com/BigFatDave/status/458014195812794369/photo/1


Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 20, 2014 09:12 PM (AHzA7)


HA!

So their staff of 85 high speed low drag trigger pullers found nothing wrong with that graphic.

I wonder if they're still up to a duel like they said they were.

Posted by: RWC at April 20, 2014 09:43 PM (QeH9j)

135 MAx writes: "130 129 Supposedly Kimber's, Para's, and Wilson's are ok for HP too. I'm using GI RR's, so for HP's I use an XD Tact"

Take it from a guy who's been around a while, QA/QC changes ALL THE TIME with EVERY ONE of these companies. What someone was 10 years ago doesn't mean they're still at that level. Not pointing any particular fingers, just cautioning. Look at recent production, AND MOST IMPORTANT upon delivery don't be blinded by the name, do a real function check, etc., before you seal the deal. If it's no good, blink away the tears and don't do the buy. Period.

--Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

Posted by: Law of Self Defense at April 20, 2014 09:52 PM (jj2dI)

136
135 COMPLETELY agree. As I said if you wanna use HP's I'd use something designed for them, not a 1911.
Thanks for all you do-

Posted by: MAx at April 20, 2014 10:00 PM (b7yum)

137 Yeah, thanks Andrew. Bought your book and ended up pacing off distances from my front and back doors to compare them to the Tueller drill. Documented what I did in the book. Good stuff.

So, if we are doing the Beretta CX-4 thing, where do we send pics? To Andy?

Posted by: pilot141 at April 20, 2014 10:08 PM (nPwzA)

138 Funny/disheartening story from the new guy:
Recently purchased a Browning Buckmark for use in the Bullseye League that's held every Thursday night at my local range. When I picked it up, I was told to try different kinds of ammo in it to figure out what it liked and didn't like. I did so, and found that all of the ammo I had on hand was well-liked by the pistol. (I had read online that it wasn't a picky pistol to begin with).
Anyway, the previous league meeting, I had won a box of ammo for hitting the 10-ring at 25 yards. The ammo ended up being 38 grain American Eagle hollowpoints. Decided to be cheap and use it for the match. Loaded 10 and got ready for the slow-fire round. Once the round began, fired once, it jammed. Cleared the jam, made sure everything was fine, took aim and fired again. This time, the spent casing stuck itself rather firmly in the barrel. I eventually got it out with my knife, but lost so much time that I only got 9 shots in (out of the 10 allowed) before time ran out.
Personally, I'm just glad the pistol is fine and that I managed a halfway decent score despite the circumstances.

Posted by: FGCU_James at April 20, 2014 10:44 PM (if2JC)

139 54

Thanks, Country Singer.

My 700 in .308 is part of the recall.

Remington is sending a shipping box and instructions.

I hope it doesn't take too long to 'repair' the trigger. I'd hate to be without it for long.

Shoulda got a Tikka, eh!?!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at April 21, 2014 12:40 AM (4DCSq)

Food Thread: Baking: It's Not Science....It's Magic [CBD]

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Matzoh 1.jpg

The conventional wisdom is that cooking is an art and baking is a science -- requiring precision and consistency and rigid attention to detail. And if you satisfy those requirements you will be rewarded with marvelous crusty breads and glorious cakes and you will be the marvel of the neighborhood.

It's a dirty filthy stinking lie, perpetrated by an unholy cabal of flour mills and sugar barons and the natural gas industry.

Any variation in humidity, temperature, density of flour, potency of yeast, and dozens of other things can, and often does make a huge difference in the final product. That's why accomplished bakers will add extra water, or a pinch less of yeast or salt, or knead it for a few more minutes or let it proof at a warmer temperature for just a few minutes less.....

And why is that? How do they know? Because they made a pact with the devil. In return for baking those scrumptious, yeasty sourdough loaves and incredible dinner rolls that are just perfect with the sauce and a dab of good butter, they will toil in the third circle of hell for eternity.

And what makes me think of glorious baked goods and the soulless monsters who bake them?

Passover.

And the extremely crappy matzoh I bought.

I usually buy an Israeli brand that is actually rather good, but I couldn't find any this year, so I settled for something baked in the People's Republic of New York City. In the hipster heaven of Brooklyn no less.

Awful. Redolent of cardboard.

So of course I stole a box from my parents, but still, Passover is eight days long, and nowhere in the story does one box of matzoh last for eight days.

But how tough could baking matzoh be? There is no yeast, there is no rise, there is nothing but a mandated 18 minute maximum time for the entire process. Yet somehow bakers manage to screw it up.

So I tried. And guess what? it is easy, fun, and makes great matzoh! I used a pizza stone, which I think is much better than the recommended bottom of a sheet pan. But other than that...I just followed the recipe -- sort of -- and the results are much better than any commercial stuff I have ever had.

(If anyone wants the modified recipe, e-mail me at nynjmeet at optimum dot net.)

This baguette recipe is modified from the King Arthur Flour recipe I found on their web site. The original did not yield a particularly lofty or airy bread; it was too dense to be called a baguette. So I changed it to a longer, colder rise, and that worked well.

Classic Baguettes

Starter
1/2 cup cool water
1/16 teaspoon active dry yeast or instant yeast
1 cup unbleached bread flour

Dough
1 teaspoon active dry yeast or instant yeast
1 cup to 1 1/4 cups lukewarm water*
all of the starter
3 1/2 cups unbleached bread flour
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons salt, to taste
*Use the lesser amount in summer (or in a humid environment), the greater amount in winter (or in a dry climate), and somewhere in between the rest of the year, or if your house is climate controlled.

Directions
Make the starter by mixing the yeast with the water (no need to do this if you're using instant yeast), then mixing in the flour to make a soft dough. Cover and let rest at room temperature for about 14 hours; overnight works well. The starter should have risen and become bubbly. If it hasn't, your yeast may not be working. Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of yeast in 1 tablespoon lukewarm water with a pinch of sugar, and wait 15 minutes. If nothing happens, replace your yeast, and begin the starter process again.

If you're using active dry yeast, mix it with the water, then combine with the starter, flour, and salt. If you're using instant yeast, there's no need to combine it with the water first. Mix and knead everything togetherby hand, mixer or bread machine set on the dough cycletill you've made a soft, somewhat smooth dough; it should be cohesive, but the surface may still be a bit rough. Knead for about 5 minutes on speed 2 of a stand mixer

Place the dough in a lightly greased medium-size bowl, cover the bowl, and let the dough rise for one hour.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly greased work surface. Divide it into three equal pieces.

Shape each piece into a rough, slightly flattened oval, cover with greased plastic wrap, and let them rest for 15 minutes.

Working with one piece of dough at a time, fold the dough in half lengthwise, and seal the edges with the heel of your hand. Flatten it slightly, and fold and seal again.

With the seam-side down, cup your fingers and gently roll the dough into a 15" log. Place the logs seam-side down onto a lightly greased or parchment-lined sheet pan.

Cover them with a cover or lightly greased plastic wrap, place in the refrigerator, and allow the loaves to rise overnight till they've become very puffy.

Remove from refrigerator at least two hours before baking to complete the rise.

Towards the end of the rising time, preheat your oven to 450F.

Using a very sharp knife held at about a 45 angle, make three 8" vertical slashes in each baguette. Spritz the baguettes heavily with warm water; this will help them develop a crackly-crisp crust.

Bake the baguettes until they're a very deep golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove them from the oven and cool on a rack. Or, for the very crispiest baguettes, turn off the oven, crack it open about 2", and allow the baguettes to cool in the oven.

Yield: Three 16" baguettes.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 03:55 PM



Comments

1 Gamely waiting..not for the game thread which is up, but for the game roasting nicely in the oven. This Easter we finally went ahead and did our long threatened Elmer Fudd special....one each of duck (seasoned) and rabbit (seasoned). Bought at a farmers market held in sight of a Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, to make the wrongness even more right.
Posted by: Sister Sestina at April 20, 2014 03:55 PM (LtUE0)

Posted by: Sister Sestina at April 20, 2014 04:00 PM (LtUE0)

2 Reposts don't qualify as firsts, right? I'd hate to break my streak.

Posted by: Sister Sestina at April 20, 2014 04:01 PM (LtUE0)

3 Everyone knows that your passover matzah balls will fail to rise if they don't have the blood of a Palestinian child.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at April 20, 2014 04:01 PM (L02KD)

4 in 1989 the price of a loaf of bread went to $.50
I shook my fist at the sky, swore a mighty oath that I would never again pay fifty cents for a loaf of white bread, dug the sourdough cookbook out and began baking my own bread.
Two things of note: one, I am a prophet, I have never since that day been able to pay fifty cents for a loaf of bread and no-one else has either
two, it took me at least 15 years to regularly make a decent loaf.
There is a trick to it, and part of it is learning the cues the dough gives you. The other part is buying a Kitchen-Aide with a dough hook.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2014 04:02 PM (SZM+L)

5 Love baking more than any other kind of cooking. Even the lowly chocolate chip cookie is a work of art. I do get really cranky when someone posts "The best chocolate something-or-other" on Facebook and it starts with a box of cake mix.

Heretics! Burn them! And whatever that shite is they're baking.

Posted by: Tonestaple at April 20, 2014 04:03 PM (B7YN4)

6 I've always wanted a Kitchen-Aide, but I also always felt like it would be cheating.

Posted by: Tonestaple at April 20, 2014 04:04 PM (B7YN4)

7 They are evil evil unholy flour devils.

Posted by: Y-not at April 20, 2014 04:04 PM (zDsvJ)

8 Posted by: Tonestaple at April 20, 2014 04:04 PM (B7YN4)

Kitchen Aid mixers are not cheating.

They were created by an angel to combat the evil baker's cabal.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 20, 2014 04:07 PM (QFxY5)

9 Of course, now that American public have been hoodwinked into believing a loaf of bread is more dangerous than unprotected sex or reefer, those evil baker people have gotten their comeuppance. So that's good.

Posted by: Y-not at April 20, 2014 04:08 PM (zDsvJ)

10 I am braising beef ribs in beer and chili rub. Hope the huge fight I'm having with husband ends before it's time to slap them on the grill.

Posted by: Y-not at April 20, 2014 04:11 PM (zDsvJ)

11 Tonestaple, if you ain't cheatin' you ain't trying!

A good mixer is a must. You can spend a long time kneading your bread until you are tired, or you can spend even longer with the bread hook and be fresh as can be. The point of a long kneading is to make for a finer air bubble in rising, make for a finer web between air bubbles, and to make the bread less tough. If you don't knead enough the finished bread is pretty coarse. And if you just let it rise instead of punching and kneading the air pockets are enormous and your butter drips through.
You can alleviate the toughness adding either a low gluten flour, or potato flakes, or dry milk to your sponge, but you still have to put some kneading on it to keep the air bubbles small and the web thin.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2014 04:13 PM (SZM+L)

12 What I can't seem to make are tortilla. Any suggestions?

Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2014 04:15 PM (SZM+L)

13 Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2014 04:15 PM (SZM+L)

My guess is lots of lard or shortening, and baking powder, not soda.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 20, 2014 04:17 PM (QFxY5)

14 We did the big Easter family meal yesterday at BIL's. Baby-back ribs and beef tenderloin on the Green Egg.

Today was a fajita-style egg scramble baked in oven for a late brunch. Baked with sauted chorizo, red pepper, green chile peppers, crushed red pepper, hot sauce in a tortilla lined baker dish. Fuzzy Navels, Bloody Mary's, Champagne and beer as sides. Mmm-Mmm good.

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 20, 2014 04:19 PM (EKOIc)

15 The only bread baking I do is the box stuff where you add a can of beer. Usually augment with jalapenos and/or pimentos. Easy-peasy.

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 20, 2014 04:22 PM (EKOIc)

16 CBD nice piece....

It's why you can always tell the difference between a Philly from Philly and elsewhere...

The sourdough from Philadelphia is unique, aproached only by San Fran and maybe Seattle.

Croissants from Montreal are awesome as we'll.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 20, 2014 04:23 PM (TE35l)

17 Hey CBD - Thanks for the thread!

In re: Pesach/matzah, maybe could do a food (or "food") thread specifically for Paasover recipes next year? My BH makes an outstanding carrot souffle that is always the hit of our Seders.

Or would that be too provincial/limiting?

Posted by: speedster1 on the iPad at April 20, 2014 04:24 PM (noB3y)

18 Kneading is needed to form nice gluten strands. And you really don't want to punch down your dough...just fold it over nicely. That'll do the trick with less violence.

Posted by: Lizabth at April 20, 2014 04:26 PM (JZBti)

19 We'll well it's all the same

Posted by: sven10077 at April 20, 2014 04:27 PM (TE35l)

20 Also re:baking and Passover, we've been making home-made macaroons the past few years (*real* owners, not those crappy coconut and crap ones in the canisters). Really tasty, really easy.

Posted by: speedster1 on the iPad at April 20, 2014 04:27 PM (noB3y)

21 18 Lizabth,

Depends on your goal...

But yeah fluff requires restraint.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 20, 2014 04:28 PM (TE35l)

22 owners = ones

Posted by: speedster1 on the iPad at April 20, 2014 04:28 PM (noB3y)

23 I may have accidentally bought 10 lbs of matzoh. Whoops.

Currently, I am cooking a ham, turkey, scalloped potatoes, stuffing, and two kinds of vegetables. Yet to come are creamed onions and another type of stuffing. Deviled eggs are done. So is the matzo toffee crunch.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 20, 2014 04:28 PM (N/cFh)

24 Gingy: 10 pounds??!!

Oy!!!

Posted by: speedster1 on the iPad at April 20, 2014 04:29 PM (noB3y)

25 Have to ask: why use matzah for that unless you HAVE to?

Posted by: speedster1 on the iPad at April 20, 2014 04:30 PM (noB3y)

26 Probably my favorite dough to work with it the lovely brioche. You can make some many incredible cakes, buns and what-not out of it. It makes a very, very good french toast, but a tad delicate.

Challah remains my go-to french-toast bread. Challah is much easier to make than brioche, so that's a good bread to try first.

Posted by: Lizabth at April 20, 2014 04:31 PM (JZBti)

27 There is much wisdom here to combat the evil. Maybe if I had a Kitchenaid, baking bread would not seem like such a big deal. I wonder what ever happened to my mother's. I bet one of my evil sisters has it.

Posted by: Tonestaple at April 20, 2014 04:31 PM (B7YN4)

28 Sven...no reason to punch that dough! None. Don't roll it our, either. Just daintily push, fold and shape it. You'll have happier bread.

Posted by: Lizabth at April 20, 2014 04:32 PM (JZBti)

29 Agree, Kitchen-Aid is not cheating. There is no way I can knead dough for as long as some recipes call for. I don't have the strength or the time. The KA allows us mere mortals to make things like bread.
I too, do almost everything from scratch but the only people who seem appreciate it don't seem to live in my household. I'm just about at the F- it point here.

Posted by: lindafell at April 20, 2014 04:33 PM (PGO8C)

30 Gingy, how much gravy did you decide to make?

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 20, 2014 04:34 PM (EKOIc)

31 Ahh...I can't tell you how many KAs I've burned through over the years. These are NOT good bread-kneading machines over the long haul, not as they're made these days. Used to be, but not any more.

Posted by: Lizabth at April 20, 2014 04:34 PM (JZBti)

32 You'd be better off with a cheap bread machine using the dough cycle, finishing the kneading by hand for a few minutes, then baking in your oven.

Posted by: Lizabth at April 20, 2014 04:35 PM (JZBti)

33 (on the other hand, I DO have a gigantic tub of food-grade grease from KA for the various repairs on those blasted gears, if anyone need some)

Posted by: Lizabth at April 20, 2014 04:36 PM (JZBti)

34 28 Lizbeth,

I was a hell of a pizza maker....

Thin crust needs punching...but yeah love the bread

Posted by: sven10077 at April 20, 2014 04:37 PM (TE35l)

35 I have never used a mixer for making cookies and sweet treats that start with "cream butter and sugar". That really would feel like cheating to me. But it has been a hugely long time since I made bread beyond biscuits, and I can't imagine using any kind of machine on those.

Posted by: Tonestaple at April 20, 2014 04:38 PM (B7YN4)

36 Lizbeth, recipe or link? For Challah and brioche, if you don't mind. My mouth is watering.

Posted by: Tonestaple at April 20, 2014 04:40 PM (B7YN4)

37 Just ravaged the "appetizer" of duck wings, spirited out of the oven whilst the bulk of the body goes on cooking. Daffy gonna flap no mo', no mo'...

Posted by: Sister Sestina at April 20, 2014 04:40 PM (LtUE0)

38 I might have to email for that. How about challah bread? How hard is that to get right?

Posted by: .87c at April 20, 2014 04:41 PM (qZPXs)

39 Yah, thin crust is another animal entirely, Sven. Now I am all hungry for pizza. Danke.

Posted by: Lizabth at April 20, 2014 04:41 PM (JZBti)

40 Found this at the Dollar store. My kind of bread baking. http://tinyurl.com/m7574e7

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 20, 2014 04:43 PM (EKOIc)

41 30 Gingy, how much gravy did you decide to make?
Posted by: olddog in mo at April 20, 2014 04:34 PM (EKOIc)
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A buttload might be the best estimation.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 20, 2014 04:45 PM (N/cFh)

42 A kitchenaid isn't cheating if you've learned to of it the right way. If you've creamed butter and sugar together more than a dozen times in your life (or twice), you can buy a kitchenaid to do it and it's not cheating. It's the best appliance I've ever bought and I use it for everything from cookies to cheesecake to choux to marshmallows (yes) to brioche and some other doughs. What a workhorse
Don't bother with the "bowl lift" models. There's no point, plus it's much easier to just lift the arm to do your scraping rather than worrying about getting the bowl down first. You can get a refurbished artisan 4.5 quart for less than $250.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at April 20, 2014 04:45 PM (QCo5R)

43 WRT challah and french toast:

The classic, braided method yields a scrumptious Shabbat loaf, but FT becomes problematic. For that, recommend skipping the braiding and just bake in a standard loaf pan.

Posted by: speedster1 on the iPad at April 20, 2014 04:47 PM (noB3y)

44 There are tons of brioche recipes. I like the 'Cake Bible' (Barenbaum)version and also the 'Cooking with Julia' version. Sticky buns made with brioche dough...oh, so good. Challah, I use the 'America's Test Kitchen Best Recipe' version. I just googled 'em, and you can find them online.

Brioche is really fun to make. Fraught with pitfalls, but when you get it right, it is just so wonderful. It will likely take a few tries, for sure.

Posted by: Lizabth at April 20, 2014 04:47 PM (JZBti)

45 I've not had a problem with the braid and FT. My crumb is always nice and dense.

Posted by: Lizabth at April 20, 2014 04:47 PM (JZBti)

46 A buttload might be the best estimation.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 20, 2014 04:45 PM


That should do it for 25. Nothing wrong with leftover gray either.

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 20, 2014 04:48 PM (EKOIc)

47 You can also "stretch and fold" dough and it's every bit as good as kneading. It lines up the gluten strands very efficiently. Time does the rest.
I usually do a combination of the techniques, but some people swear by stretch and fold.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at April 20, 2014 04:49 PM (QCo5R)

48 45 Lizabth

Not so much the crumb as the shape. I make FT a lot of Saturday mornings from what's left from Friday night, and they're delicious, but I find the shape somewhat off-putting.

YMMV

Posted by: speedster1 on the iPad at April 20, 2014 04:50 PM (noB3y)

49 Challah is much easier than brioche. It's a straightforward bread dough to make. The braiding is fun, but you can skip that and bake it in a regular bread pan. A lovely toasting bread, makes a heck of a bread pudding and great for sandwiches as well.

Posted by: Lizabth at April 20, 2014 04:50 PM (JZBti)

50 I see: the shape in that it is hard to flip? Or just looks odd?

Posted by: Lizabth at April 20, 2014 04:51 PM (JZBti)

51
I've always wanted a Kitchen-Aide, but I also always felt like it would be cheating.

Posted by: Tonestaple at April 20, 2014 04:04 PM



Nope, not a cheat. I used it to make my egg noodles in about 9 minutes, including my actual kneading time. I then used my pasta roller to roll them into sheets for cutting. It takes noodle making time down by about 2/3.

Posted by: huerfano at April 20, 2014 04:52 PM (bAGA/)

52 50 Lizabth

Yes.

:-)

Posted by: speedster1 on the iPad at April 20, 2014 04:52 PM (noB3y)

53 Also for those of you who struggle with an environment for proofing bread (or with dense bread), you can set up your microwave as a "proofing box". Just take a glad bowl (like Tupperware) and put about six ounces of water in it. Microwave on high for like two minutes until boiling.
Proof your bread in there with a tea towel draped over it... with the microwave off. Leave the bowl of water in with it. Keep the door closed.
You can refresh this every half hour or so by taking everything out and then refilling your tub with new water and boiling again. It creates the perfect proofing environment and will improve your bread better than almost anything.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at April 20, 2014 04:53 PM (QCo5R)

54 My lone, remaining KA(old version) is my dedicated paste machine. I love it for that purpose. Those rollers and cutters are fantastic.

Posted by: Lizabth at April 20, 2014 04:54 PM (JZBti)

55 Peter Reinhart's "middle class brioche" is the best brioche I've ever made. Don't really like the other two versions (poor and rich mans) but the middle class one is absolutely perfect.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at April 20, 2014 04:55 PM (QCo5R)

56 54 Lizabth

Is it terribly noisy? Daughter and I have been fiddling with homemade pasta recently; I have one of those standalone units. It's a PITA to keep anchored down, but it also doesn't make a racket.

We have a KA mixer, been thinking about picking up a pasta roller attachment.

Posted by: speedster1 on the iPad at April 20, 2014 04:58 PM (noB3y)

57 You can also "stretch and fold" dough and it's every bit as good as kneading. It lines up the gluten strands very efficiently...
Posted by: The Mega Independent at April 20, 2014 04:49 PM (QCo5R)

I actually started taking the raised dough out of the bowl and holding it in both hands start rolling it under like I was making a 2 pound bagel. I try to stop before it overstretches and breaks and actually makes a hole in the center because it starts looking like something I used to get linked to as a prank on the internet and I don't like baking so much anymore for a while.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2014 05:02 PM (SZM+L)

58 Oh, and in yeastless bread like cornbread, don't over stir or mix. Mix until mixed but not until smooth.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2014 05:05 PM (SZM+L)

59
I've always wanted a Kitchen-Aide, but I also always felt like it would be cheating.

We've got a Kitchen-Aide...one of the heavy duty ones. We even have a grain mill attachment for it. The thing is fan-freaking-tastic, and will knead cement bricks without breaking a sweat. Highly recommended....but don't get the lighter weight version.

Posted by: Lab Grown Vaginas at April 20, 2014 05:10 PM (0IhFx)

60 Sestina,

You will have a duck carcass left over, with bits of duck meat on it.

Strip off all the bits. Fry up some diced potatoes, then scramble some eggs into it, and finally add the duck bits.

Duck hash will make your knees weak.

Posted by: Gordon at April 20, 2014 05:46 PM (K8WAZ)

61 Pear bread:
Sift together
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1tsp cinnamon
3-1/2 C Flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cloves
1-1/2 tsp salt

separately cream together
3/4 C shortening
2-1/2 C sugar
4 eggs (add one at a time and mix thoroughly)
2 cups of pear puree (or canned pears)

Fold into sifted flour mixture.
Stir until mixed but not too much
turn into a square 9" x 2" baking pan (like for making brownies or cornbread)
Bake at 350F for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a knife or toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

I freeze pear puree so it is easy for me. You can substitute pumpkin puree but if you use canned pumpkin you need a bit extra water.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2014 05:49 PM (SZM+L)

62 Sorry folks. It's an art. It took me 2 years baking bread for a restaurant until I finally was happy with my bread. And that was after culinary school plus 20 years in professional kitchens.

Open Blogger I admire your chutzpah in posting a recipe, but not the recipe. We use specifically selected flour, liquid levain which we culture, malted barley flour for enzymes that help the yeast break down complex carbs into maltose that it can consume. Old dough from the last mix. Higher hydration than you would expect. Autolyse.

Spiral mixers, careful temperature control at all stages, slow cool fermentation, a lot less yeast, high-acid tolerant yeast, gentle hand shaping, commercial deck oven with steam, and an experienced crew.

There's no way I could replicate this at home. But you could change mixing methods to emulate it. Multiple fold downs and Autolyses.

Try Crust and Crumb by Peter Rienehart.

My bakery: farrellbread.com

Posted by: alphabaker at April 20, 2014 05:50 PM (Wfp8t)

63 Oh, and it's a Black Art.

Posted by: alphabaker at April 20, 2014 05:51 PM (Wfp8t)

64 Got lamb, potatoes, and green beans on the menu for tonight...not sure how theyll be prepared yet but rosemary, garlic and red wine will be involved.

Posted by: iNC Ref at April 20, 2014 06:17 PM (3fGLO)

65 Hey guys! Starbucks has an even larger cup of coffee. Once upon the time the limit was the Venti, then they goT the Trenta.
Now, in SELECTED STORES, they have the new, larger size, THE REVIENTO!!!
(FDA and NIH has declared that this dosage is nowhere near LD50 for most adults)

Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2014 07:50 PM (SZM+L)

66 A Kitchenaid is not cheating. CHEATING is a Zojirushi bread machine. I use it at least once a week, and it is still going strong after something like 15 years. I do not bake in it, just make dough and proof with it, then shape into rolls or pizza or cinnamon rolls or breadsticks and bake in the oven.

Posted by: Nancy at April 20, 2014 08:12 PM (JreH3)

67 Alphabaker, yes and no. You are a professional, your stock in trade is identical loaves of bread, wonderfully crafted with no failures, because failures mean dissatisfied customers and people who don't come back to your shop. For people who bake for only themselves, it is different. You get a kerbstone you cut it thin and make toast, or you cut it into croutons and make onion soup. When you make it right you get to preen. Bread is stupid simple. Good bread I admit is harder.
But, a craft loaf of bread is going for, what, $5.00? $6.00? I get flour at Cash and Carry, I pay below that but I do have to use up my spare time.
But I like baking. Not so much cookies and cakes, but bread I like. I'm not as good as you, but I don't have to compete in your market.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2014 08:21 PM (SZM+L)

68 I was going to mention that Nancy. Love my Zo.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at April 20, 2014 10:05 PM (QCo5R)

69 Baking is science. Tasty, wonderful, totally fulfilling science. Cake is my favorite and forte', but I make a White Chocolate Tropical cookie that, consistently, leaves every other dessert in the dust- including my homemade baklava made with rosewater.

KA is crap now; get a Hobart if you can. My almost 40 year old 10qt just died. I didn't have it for 40 years, but I sure wish I still had it.

I'm looking at an Avantco... (because, even used, Hobarts are IN$ANELY expensive) any input?

Posted by: LickyLicky at April 21, 2014 02:19 AM (2hTLx)

Open Thread (reserved for politics) [CBD]

Or Haikus...whichever you prefer.

An interesting perspective of Barry Goldwater from one of his campaign ads in 1964.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 03:54 PM



Comments

1 Hello?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 04:04 PM (LJ7Ze)

2 Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.

He had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native's adopted home. John Artis, a longtime friend and caregiver, told The Canadian Press that Carter died in his sleep.

Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders at a tavern in Paterson, N.J., in 1966. He was convicted alongside Artis in 1967 and again in a new trial in 1976.


???
With all the lefty bullshit about him, I still have never heard he was innocent?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 20, 2014 04:05 PM (nzKvP)

3 With all the lefty bullshit about him, I still have never heard he was innocent?

Racism, straight up.

Posted by: Mumia at April 20, 2014 04:08 PM (eAJwE)

4 Imagine what Raymond Massey would think of Choom Boy and his America-hating cabal.

No doubt Poppin' Fresh, like the rest of the current crop of "conservative" eunuchs, would counsel Massey to be "fair." But the man seems angry, and justifiably so. He would be livid today.

Posted by: MrScribbler at April 20, 2014 04:09 PM (dDzOj)

5 There was a boxing video game where you fought Piston Hurricane.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 04:09 PM (LJ7Ze)

6 On this weekends broadcast of Fox News Sunday, Washington Post columnist George Will reacted to the announcement the Pulitzer committee would be awarding one of its coveted prizes to NSA leaker/whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Lenin, whose spirit still infuses the government of Russia had a name for people like Mr. Snowden useful idiots, he said, idealists so-called who served the interests of Lenin's country, Will said. We don't need to listen to Snowden anymore giving us lectures about the virtues of an open society when he chooses to go to earth in Putins Russia.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 20, 2014 04:14 PM (nzKvP)

7 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57836973-90/utah-lands-lawmakers-federal.html.csp

Anyone see this? The Western States want their lands back.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 04:15 PM (LJ7Ze)

8 On Sunday's "Meet the Press" on NBC, New York Times columnist David Brooks took a critical shot at President Barack Obama's posture regarding his overall foreign policy.

"Basically since Yalta weve had an assumption that borders are basically going to be borders and once that comes into question if in Ukraine or in Crimea or anywhere else, then all over the world all bets are off," Brooks said. "And lets face it, Obama, whether deservedly or not, does have a Ill say it crudely but a manhood problem in the Middle East. Is he tough enough to stand up to somebody like Assad or somebody like Putin? I think a lot of the wrap is unfair but certainly in the Middle East there is an assumption that hes not tough enough."

The other words that come to mind are:
Paper tiger, pussy, wuss, idiot, useful idiot

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 20, 2014 04:16 PM (nzKvP)

9 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57836973-90/utah-lands-lawmakers-federal.html.csp

Anyone see this? The Western States want their lands back.
Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 04:15 PM (LJ7Ze)

I saw it. Then stop electing assholes like harry reid

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 20, 2014 04:17 PM (nzKvP)

10 He Is Risen!


Later.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at April 20, 2014 04:21 PM (9W+0f)

11
I'm polishing the car.

Tip: don't waste your $ on a headlight lens restoration kit unless if the lenses are really foggy.

Posted by: Soothie at April 20, 2014 04:21 PM (841yG)

12
strike 'unless'

Posted by: Soothie at April 20, 2014 04:23 PM (841yG)

13 11 Mine are very foggy. That stuff works?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 04:26 PM (LJ7Ze)

14 A rather ironic aspect of the featured video is that Raymond Massey was Canadian. In fact, his brother Vincent was the first Canadian-born Governor General. The Vietnam war was just about the only major war of the 20th century that Canada sat out. Hey, they were even in the Boer War, along with all of WWI and WWII.

Posted by: MichiCanuck at April 20, 2014 04:27 PM (/AZXX)

15 Tip: don't waste your $ on a headlight lens restoration kit unless if the lenses are really foggy.

Posted by: Soothie at April 20, 2014 04:21 PM (841yG)

Does the stuff not work? I ask because I was thinking about getting one for my cars, both of which have fogged up lenses (what happens when you don't have a garage to keep the cars in anymore).

Posted by: The Oort Cloud at April 20, 2014 04:28 PM (l1Nun)

16 Wait: Goldwater was one of them hippie peaceniks? Why was I not told of this?

Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2014 04:34 PM (sdi6R)

17
If the lens is really bad, the improvement will be nowhere near crystal clear. If you have water inside the lenses, don't bother.

Posted by: Soothie at April 20, 2014 04:35 PM (841yG)

18 Lenin, whose spirit still infuses the government of Russia had a name for people like Mr. Snowden useful idiots, he said, idealists so-called who served the interests of Lenin's country, Will said. We don't need to listen to Snowden anymore giving us lectures about the virtues of an open society when he chooses to go to earth in Putins Russia.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 20, 2014 04:14 PM (nzKvP)


Funny that Will would use that term. Since that's what he is on amnesty.

Posted by: buzzion at April 20, 2014 04:35 PM (LI48c)

19
15 Tip: don't waste your $ on a headlight lens restoration kit unless if the lenses are really foggy. Posted by: Soothie at April 20, 2014 04:21 PM (841yG) Does the stuff not work? I ask because I was thinking about getting one for my cars, both of which have fogged up lenses (what happens when you don't have a garage to keep the cars in anymore).
Posted by: The Oort Cloud at April 20, 2014 04:28 PM (l1Nun)


My dad has cleaned up headlights using just normal cleaners and not the special Headlight kits. Did just as good as what those kits advertise.

Posted by: buzzion at April 20, 2014 04:37 PM (LI48c)

20
I used the fine grit sandpaper pad that came with the kit on one lens and made it worse.

Posted by: Soothie at April 20, 2014 04:43 PM (841yG)

21
If you have whitening toothpaste in the house, experiment in a tiny area of the lens to see how much of improvement you can get. Seriously.

Posted by: Soothie at April 20, 2014 04:45 PM (841yG)

22 Hey anyone here have a Ford Edge? Any reviews?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 20, 2014 04:48 PM (nzKvP)

23 Authorities are looking for the middleman who purchased the guns used in last Sundays deadly suspected hate-fueled shootings near Kansas City.

Avowed racist and anti-Semite F. Glenn Miller couldnt legally own guns because he is a felon.

Investigators believe the 73-year-old had help in obtaining the guns that he is accused of using to shoot three people outside a Jewish community center and the Village Shalom retirement home in Overland Park, the Kansas City Star said in Fridays editions.

The Star quotes a law enforcement source as saying that investigators tracing the source of the guns think they were purchased by a straw buyer. Background checks would have tripped-up Miller, but not a go-between.

The source told the newspaper local police, the FBI and agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives are looking for the straw buyer.

The source told the Star the guns were purchased from a licensed merchant. But the source declined to say if authorities knew who the merchant was or determined when they were purchased.

Miller served time in federal prison after pleading guilty in 1987 to possession of a hand grenade in a case involving a white supremacist group.

He faces charges of capital murder and first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Dr. William Lewis Corporon, his 14-year-old grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, and Terri Lamanno. The shootings took place a day before the start of Passover. All three victims were Christians.


So much for gun control?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 20, 2014 04:49 PM (nzKvP)

24 This might be political stuff:

My washing machine is slowly dying, needing repairs more frequently as time marches on.

Any recommendations for its inevitable replacement?

I just want a machine that will *clean clothes* (and hopefully last a while longer than its warranty period!)

I specifically *do not* give a damn about any possible energystar/earf-friendly/eco-bs rating, although it's always nice to save cash.

Thanks in advance!

Posted by: JeanQ at April 20, 2014 04:51 PM (82lr7)

25
there's a gun thread up now, btw

Posted by: Soothie at April 20, 2014 04:52 PM (841yG)

26 I'm reading Susan L. M. Goldberg's series "The Intellectual Love Affair With Karl Marx" at PJM. Here is a link to all 11 parts:

https://tinyurl.com/jwveeg4

It's heavily based on Ion Mihai Pacepa's book "Disinformation". I'm about halfway through her series and it's pretty interesting.

Apparently she's made a video adaptation which will premiere tomorrow night at PJM as indicated here:

https://tinyurl.com/m6k4bhz

Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2014 04:52 PM (sdi6R)

27 24?
JeanQ?

I have a "thin twin"- combined washer dryer. Admittedly it's pricey does smaller loads. OTOH, none of the eco-idiocy-- it just washes and drys. I can't stand the bulky, overpriced eco-junk I see all over the appliance stores.

Posted by: backhoe at April 20, 2014 04:58 PM (ULH4o)

28 Thank you, backhoe-- I've wondered about those combo machines!

Our dryer is even older than the washer, and the laundry room is fairly crowded, so that could be an option.

Thanks again.

Posted by: JeanQ at April 20, 2014 05:01 PM (82lr7)

29 28?
JeanQ?

I lucked out- that widow I may or may not be seeing had 3 of them from properties she manages. She kept trying to give me one, free. I kept demurring. Then, I realized the separate washer dryer I had were from 1983- they were kind of elderly, at best. They also took up half of the laundry room. Once I got the ThinTwin I had room for a sewing table...

Yeah, I'm a macho guy- but I sew a little, like the sailor I once was.

Posted by: backhoe at April 20, 2014 05:16 PM (ULH4o)

30 Hey anyone here have a Ford Edge? Any reviews?
Posted by: Nevergiveup

We bought one in 2007 and still have it today. It has about 110K miles on it, and we have had very little trouble with it at all. The tire pressure sensor was a little goofy (replaced under warranty) and now the display on the satellite radio has gone wonky, but in almost seven years, nothing really gone wrong. Replaced the brake pads, rotors a few years ago. That's about it. Tires are kind of expensive to replace.

My wife drives it most of the time, and she loves it. It just doesn't get as good a mileage as was originally advertised. Really good to drive on long trips, though. We've driven all over the country.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding Orca at April 20, 2014 05:25 PM (+1T7c)

31 What are the Jews up to now? Just the cover-up of the millennium, that's all.

http://tinyurl.com/l83dz8r

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 20, 2014 05:36 PM (Mogjf)

32 With all the lefty bullshit about him, I still have never heard he was innocent?

-
He was guilty, guilty, guilty. He was racist murderer, the type the left pretends to hate but, in fact, loves. Burn in bell, Hurricane.

He is also a kind of weasel.

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 20, 2014 05:43 PM (Mogjf)

33 I recommend The Sweethome for pretty much everything. We bought a washer/dryer and a vacuum cleaner based on their suggestions and have been very pleased.

http://thesweethome.com/reviews/the-best-washer-and-dryer/

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at April 20, 2014 06:12 PM (oWhIO)

34
Goldwater haiku:
Extremisim in
the defense of liberty
progressives don't get.
Moderation in
pursuit of justice, however
Holder really gets.

Posted by: proudvastrightwingconspirator at April 20, 2014 07:07 PM (CPoFy)

35 Raymond Massey says,
"I don't want this war!" Vote for
A u H 2 O.

Posted by: MathMom at April 20, 2014 08:05 PM (p68km)

Gaming Thread 4/20/2014 (Easter Edition)


Happy Easter

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NEWS

Marty O'Donnell, Bungie's composer of the last 15 years went to Twitter to say that he had been fired by Bungie without cause. As much as I wouldn't mind him going to 343 to work again on Halo, I'd prefer him to end up at Visceral to work on the upcoming Star Wars games. And of course, it didn't take long for forum warriors to jump on the news and crap on his work because he's conservative-ish.

NPD numbers for last month is in. PS4 outsold the Xbox One (ouch for Microsoft) and TitanFall was the best selling game (no shocker there). For year over year, software was in a huge slump, even with an avalanche of games with a 28% drop.

Sony sold off their shares in SquareEnix. Though Sony is in dire straights, I personally think this is a bad idea as it's not like the shares are worth that much atm.

• Cyanide showing off their upcoming Blood Bowl 2. I thought the first games were pretty good (but no FUMBBL) that were hampered by a lack of care with releasing so many standalone versions of the first game. If they had treated it as a platform with DLC for the new teams instead of what they did, I would have been more of a fan.

• DC has shown off a trailer for their upcoming Batman movie based on the Arkham videogame universe. Personally don't think it looks good

Activision does Xbox One owners a solid? Amazing Spider-Man 2 isn't coming to the XBox One. Considering that this is more than likely certification issues, I'm curious in how bad of a state this game is. And it's not like it's been looking hot in the previews. Be interesting in seeing how this is received next week.

Far and way, this is the best thing videogaming article of last week. It's a look at how Nintendo turned down the Skylanders series.

So yeah, it looks like Arc Systems (Guilty Gear and Blazblue) is making a BloodRayne game for some reason. Why this property is still alive, no one knows.

• Why? Why Not. COD: Ghosts is getting a Snoop voice pack (They're also working on a Gunny voice pack as well).

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NEW RELEASES

Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure (PC) - Sixteen years later and Tex Murphy is still roaming the mean post-nuclear streets of San Francisco. Do you like cheese? Do you like a good FMV point and click adventure game? Well, Chris Jones is hopping that you remember Under The Killing Moon and Pandora Directive in this latest Kickstarter backed project. The cast includes Todd Bridges, June Lockhart, Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo) and others. Sadly Clint Howard isn't listed


Blackwell Epiphany (PC) - It's the end of the line for Rosa Blackwell and Joey Mallone in the final entry of the Blackwell series. Dave Gilbert and his crew at Wadjet has created a great little hard boiled paranormal series over the last 8 years in a 16-bit world. When it comes to point&click adventure games, it's hard to beat what Wadjet has created themselves or released. As always, expect some good writing and decent puzzles. I'll probably pick up the new Tex Murphy due to nostalgia but I'm more interested in this to be honest.

Demon Gaze (Vita) - NISA releasing a first person dungeon crawler by Kadokawa Games. Don't know much about it other than it's supposed to be pretty decent and it sold like crap in Japan. And like all games from NISA that isn't Disgaea, it's price will drop fast or go out of print.

thats it
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Comments

1 1st?

Posted by: lindafell at April 20, 2014 03:02 PM (PGO8C)

2 Trials Fusion feels like an expansion pack to Trials Evolution :/

Posted by: The Dude at April 20, 2014 03:05 PM (bStrg)

3 Snoop doing voiceovers just makes me want to kill more shit, and smuggle contraband to the homies.

Posted by: Fritz at April 20, 2014 03:06 PM (oJUxt)

4 Wow Dude. You really outdid yourself today.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 20, 2014 03:06 PM (N/cFh)

5 Speaking of Tex Murphy, I still have my copy of Mean Streets on 5.25" floppies somewhere around here. I dunno if I still have the box, though, as it's not on my shelf. Hopefully, I've got it packed away.

Anyway, I ordered a 2GB GTX 770 from Newegg this week for $300. Not a great deal, but a decent one. I'm hoping that I won't regret not waiting for a deal on a 4GB model. But, it'll be a nice upgrade to my GTX 460 which can't run most modern games at 60 FPS at 720P with all in-game quality settings set at max. The screen tearing is annoying on a 50" plasma.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's Solid Gold Diaphragm at April 20, 2014 03:10 PM (bHnlE)

6 http://kck.st/QpEjc0

Check this out....

Posted by: j winkler at April 20, 2014 03:16 PM (Zy623)

7 Anyway, I ordered a 2GB GTX 770 from Newegg this week for $300. Not a great deal, but a decent one. I'm hoping that I won't regret not waiting for a deal on a 4GB model. But, it'll be a nice upgrade to my GTX 460 which can't run most modern games at 60 FPS at 720P with all in-game quality settings set at max. The screen tearing is annoying on a 50" plasma.
Posted by: Sandra Fluke's Solid Gold Diaphragm at April 20, 2014 03:10 PM (bHnlE


Hell just keep an eye on that one for the next time a better deal shows up and pick up a second one and sli them.

Posted by: buzzion at April 20, 2014 03:17 PM (LI48c)

8 as long as you game at 1080, the 2GB should do you good. Once you start downsampling, that's when you'll start running into problems

Posted by: The Dude at April 20, 2014 03:20 PM (bStrg)

9 I'm looking to build a gaming rig in the near future, and I'm wondering what kind of monitor I should buy. I console game on a 55" Plasma. What's a reasonable size for a PC monitor?

Also, where are people crapping on Marty O'Donnell for being conservative-ish? I didn't see anything like that at the link in this post.

Posted by: Kensington (@NYKensington) at April 20, 2014 03:48 PM (uaEZS)

10 Isn't that Steam Box supposed to be on the way?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 03:50 PM (LJ7Ze)

11 For screen size, 27" is a good sweet spot IMO. Of course you can go bigger (even go projector) but that's about where I would look for a screen. And if you can swing it, a 120Hz monitor is a good investment. Sure, you have to be stuck with a TN panel but the fluidity is worth the trade off IMO

not there, just messageboards in general

Posted by: The Dude at April 20, 2014 03:53 PM (bStrg)

12 Isn't that Steam Box supposed to be on the way?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 03:50 PM (LJ7Ze)

already here, it's called a PC or HTPC

Posted by: The Dude at April 20, 2014 03:54 PM (bStrg)

13 I console game on a 55" Plasma. What's a reasonable size for a PC monitor?

55".

Seriously, I have my PS3 and PC (and PS2, and Atari VCS) all connected to my home theater system with the 50" plasma in my living room. It's something to consider.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's Solid Gold Diaphragm at April 20, 2014 03:55 PM (bHnlE)

14 If you sit fairly close to a 32 inch TV that is big enough for Skyrim.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 04:00 PM (LJ7Ze)

15 "Seriously, I have my PS3 and PC (and PS2, and Atari VCS) all connected to my home theater system with the 50" plasma in my living room. It's something to consider."
===============

But how does that work when you're playing something that requires a mouse and keyboard to control?

Posted by: Kensington (@NYKensington) at April 20, 2014 04:02 PM (uaEZS)

16 But how does that work when you're playing something that requires a mouse and keyboard to control?

Posted by: Kensington (@NYKensington) at April 20, 2014 04:02 PM (uaEZS)

go wireless and table

Posted by: The Dude at April 20, 2014 04:03 PM (bStrg)

17 @15 But how does that work when you're playing something that requires a mouse and keyboard to control?
--------------------------

Use wireless, I would assume. Admittedly you've got to get something to place the mouse on in order to use it. But distance shouldn't be an issue.

Posted by: junior at April 20, 2014 04:04 PM (Yxwtc)

18 "If you sit fairly close to a 32 inch TV that is big enough for Skyrim."
================

I have fundamentally bad eyes, so I'll end up having to sit close to whatever I choose. I sit close to my 55" Plasma as it stands right now.

So I gather that something in between a 27" and a 32" will get the job done well enough?

I just want to be able to play the stuff that can't be played on consoles -- games like DayZ, Rust, Skyrim (modded out the wazoo).

Posted by: Kensington (@NYKensington) at April 20, 2014 04:05 PM (uaEZS)

19 I need Skyrim Followers that will use the good equipment I give them. Many Followers default armor is the wrong kind for their class.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 04:07 PM (LJ7Ze)

20 Are you kidding me? Suicide Squad is one of DC's best-written titles.
The movie should be very solid. (And even better, interesting.)

Posted by: Luke at April 20, 2014 04:07 PM (iv/0U)

21 Also, I just want to mention how I seem to be falling in love with "Don't Starve." At first I didn't really care for it, and I still don't really have more than a beginner's understanding of what the game's capabilities are, but after persisting for a little while, it just starts to become really addictive.

I've yet to survive more than 12 days so far, though. I've seen guys on Twitch who have racked up more than 600 days. There's one guy who has been apparently playing the same game since January 1st and is vowing to keep it up the entire year.

Posted by: Kensington (@NYKensington) at April 20, 2014 04:08 PM (uaEZS)

22
19 I need Skyrim Followers that will use the good equipment I give them. Many Followers default armor is the wrong kind for their class.
Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 04:07 PM (LJ7Ze)


There are mods out there that will let you properly armor your followers. The Better Followers Mod perhaps?

Posted by: buzzion at April 20, 2014 04:11 PM (LI48c)

23 15

But how does that work when you're playing something that requires a mouse and keyboard to control?

Posted by: Kensington (@NYKensington) at April 20, 2014 04:02 PM (uaEZS)


I'm not a big fan of wireless mice so mine are all corded.

I've got a cable runner extending from the home theater system to beneath my coffee table. I already needed it for the speaker wire running to my surround channels, so I also ran a USB extension cord from my PC and attached it to a powered USB hub that sits upon the table. Attached to the hub are a Logitech G15 keyboard, G13 gamepad, and G500 mouse. (not a fanboi)

I bought one of those laptop lap-rests from Walmart and sit my G13 on the left and my mousepad and G500 on the right. I then become one with the couch for a while and do some proper FPS gaming! It actually works out pretty well.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's Solid Gold Diaphragm at April 20, 2014 04:19 PM (bHnlE)

24 22 I stay with the Sky Forge Steel Sword and the Steel House Carl Armor.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 04:20 PM (LJ7Ze)

25 Eh, in case everyone isn't aware, the G13 is not a "gamepad" but, rather, a "gameboard." I would never, of course, suggest one play an FPS with a gamepad. That's just wrong.

G13:
https://tinyurl.com/bmabrc2

Yay, my first use of the Tinyurl extension for Opera worked without a hitch.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's Solid Gold Diaphragm at April 20, 2014 04:47 PM (bHnlE)

26 Can't remember if I gave a WoW update last week so, ValU Rite Pudding Horde guild on Hellscream is now level 16 and has 7 bank slots. Anyone wanting to join is more than welcome.

Also, if someone wants to arrange raid runs and things like that I'd be more than happy to let them since I don't know how.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, assault Hobbit at April 20, 2014 05:12 PM (GDulk)

27 Not too enthused with DC's decision to go with the skinny/anime-influenced look on the movies, but glad to hear Kevin Conroy's Batman voice again.

Posted by: notthatGreg at April 20, 2014 05:47 PM (BbFPz)

28 I used to wrestle in high school. An important part of that sport is sensing when a position is not working and switching it up before you get pinned.

So why doesn't the GOP switch it up on immigration? Why not start asking why Mexicans are a special class of immigrant? You want open borders? Fuck it let them come. Chinese, Indians, Irish, Romanians let them come. Let them all come. Except Albanians because we have to have some fucking standards around here.

A lot of those folks will contribute more to the country and they will learn to vote conservative. Maybe not GOP but conservative. The GOP has it's own agenda and that's cheap exploitable labor. Let's be honest the DNC has the same agenda. Hillary could care one shit about Juan but she needs her hedges trimmed.

Let's start talking about why Mexican's in particular are supposed to get a free pass. I believe that the reason is --as stated above -- cheap exploitable labor. All this hand ringing about compassion is just a cover for indentured servitude. Even if I embraced that plan at some point momentum tips and those folks you thought you could exploit are now in charge.

So open it all up. Let Freedom Ring!

Posted by: bestie21 at April 20, 2014 06:23 PM (qifmL)

29 27 Not too enthused with DC's decision to go with the skinny/anime-influenced look on the movies, but glad to hear Kevin Conroy's Batman voice again.
Posted by: notthatGreg at April 20, 2014 05:47 PM (BbFPz)


They tend to change styles with each movie.

Posted by: Buzzion at April 20, 2014 06:26 PM (z/Ubi)

30 Ach, some late replies:

7

Hell just keep an eye on that one for the next time a better deal shows up and pick up a second one and sli them.

Posted by: buzzion at April 20, 2014 03:17 PM (LI48c)


Only if an SLI motherboard goes on sale at the same time. I've been aware of SLI since the Voodoo 2 days but I've never built an SLI rig.

8

as long as you game at 1080, the 2GB should do you good. Once you start downsampling, that's when you'll start running into problems

Posted by: The Dude at April 20, 2014 03:20 PM (bStrg)


I actually had to look that term up as it refers to video cards. I don't think I'll be worrying about that. Thanks for the reassurance!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's Solid Gold Diaphragm at April 20, 2014 06:45 PM (bHnlE)

31 Wait you can still get motherboards that don't have multiple video card slot?

Posted by: Buzzion at April 20, 2014 08:08 PM (z/Ubi)

32 Hey Polliwog, I've mostly been playing Star Trek Online lately. I've been using variants of the name 'Peruvia Rising' for my ships. I might come back to WoW for a month or two before the next expansion hits; I don't think it's going to be very good.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at April 20, 2014 10:09 PM (ClWQc)

33 Im more of a lurker on conservative and libertarian sites. I read Ace daily. So, none of that matters, but where are the ESO gamers? Probably the most awesome PvP- siege warfare and all -and yet the only reason I started playing was the PvE reminiscent of Skyrim. Check it out morons.... @RoCoL is my player ID - Murder Make is the guild -if any one decides to game on the North American server.

Posted by: RoCoL at April 21, 2014 08:33 AM (PtnPq)

Soon To Be Stomped Open Thread

Here's a distraction until content is posted.

and

Posted by: Open Blogger at 01:47 PM



Comments

1 *Skips merrily through the thread.*

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2014 01:50 PM (GDulk)

2 Second?

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 01:51 PM (FCgaq)

3 Is that like gamboling?

Posted by: Ronster at April 20, 2014 01:51 PM (puNd6)

4 Woo hoo!

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 01:51 PM (FCgaq)

5 Someone needs to post the "peep show" picture.

Posted by: Buzzion at April 20, 2014 01:52 PM (GULKT)

6 Posted by: Ronster at April 20, 2014 01:51 PM (puNd6)

Lol, yeah that. Couldn't remember the word.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2014 01:53 PM (GDulk)

7 Actually commenting on three threads in one day highlights just how slow a day it is here at the Nerdatorium.

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 01:54 PM (FCgaq)

8 Is it okay to refer to them as "colored peeps?"

Posted by: Buddha at April 20, 2014 01:56 PM (s/sIv)

9 Everyone's colored. If they weren't, you wouldn't be able to see 'em.

Posted by: Captain Beefheart at April 20, 2014 01:58 PM (s/sIv)

10
Is it okay to refer to them as "colored peeps?"

Peep-Americans, please.

Posted by: Peaches at April 20, 2014 01:59 PM (8lmkt)

11 My balls itch.

Posted by: Buddha at April 20, 2014 01:59 PM (s/sIv)

12 AmeriPeeps?

Posted by: Buddha at April 20, 2014 02:00 PM (s/sIv)

13 Peeps of color. Racist.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 20, 2014 02:02 PM (hn5v5)

14 Peeps of color.

Posted by: Behind Enemy Lines at April 20, 2014 02:03 PM (thLL8)

15 Pastel Hostel

Posted by: Hollowed Chocolate Carnage at April 20, 2014 02:03 PM (wu/TK)

16 Mrs Buddha has found some sort of Scandi movie w/ English subtitles that purports to involve Nazi tomb raiders in the Arctic who unearth a malevolent Santa Claus and his evil, twisted elves.

Sure! Why not??

Posted by: Buddha at April 20, 2014 02:03 PM (s/sIv)

17 Peeps of color. Racist.


Posted by: andycanuck at April 20, 2014 02:02 PM (hn5v5)
We think alike. I would be worried if I were you.

Posted by: Behind Enemy Lines at April 20, 2014 02:03 PM (thLL8)

18 Are those peeps obese?

Posted by: Buddha at April 20, 2014 02:04 PM (s/sIv)

19 Feeling dumb today. Sitting here drinking beer and watching "Way, Way Out" with Jerry Lewis. Actually a little chuckle inducing.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2014 02:05 PM (VOHex)

20 We don't keep any chickens, but every spring I go to a local feed store just to look at the little chicks. So cute.
Can see cottontails on any day right here at home.

Peeps are for microwaving....Joust, anyone?

Posted by: JeanQ at April 20, 2014 02:05 PM (82lr7)

21 That yaller one in front is givin' me That Look.

Posted by: Hot 'n' Bothered at April 20, 2014 02:05 PM (s/sIv)

22 And sitting here contemplating going to the damn mall. Got to buy some new dress shoes.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2014 02:06 PM (VOHex)

23 Last year's news:

China Bans Reincarnation Without Permission

http://bit.ly/RBTyje

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 02:06 PM (DmNpO)

24 ALL YOUR PEEPS ARE BELONG TO US.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at April 20, 2014 02:06 PM (qIFL7)

25 Where my Peeps at?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 02:06 PM (LJ7Ze)

26
Sunday School - check
Easter service - check
Large Easter Dinner - check
Nap - Pending

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 02:07 PM (aDwsi)

27 I'm more of a saunterer, though I have been known to sashay on occasion.

Posted by: toby928 at April 20, 2014 02:07 PM (QupBk)

28 Nary a peep

Posted by: Cadbury Egg induced coma at April 20, 2014 02:07 PM (wu/TK)

29 Is it okay to have carnal knowledge of peeps?

Posted by: Buddha at April 20, 2014 02:07 PM (s/sIv)

30 That yaller one in front is givin' me That Look.



That yellow one is pretty saucy but look out for blue right next to her.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2014 02:07 PM (VOHex)

31
So when we were little kids, there was this amazing candy/chocolate shop not far from here. My mom would fill our baskets on Easter morning with the following cornucopia of evil: large milk chocolate bunny (solid), small chocolate bunny (dark or milk, solid), lolipop (with bunny design in mold, sometimes white, sometimes milk chocolate), medium-sized solid chocolate egg with dark choc. exterior and mixed mild/nut interior, plastic eggs filled with jelly beans and/or those creamy buttery pastel-colored things I haven't seen lately, and finally peeps (yellow, of course, and only little chicks - abominations like electric blue bunnies and the like were undreamt of. Chocolate was all what today would be called "artisan" - small shop run by an Italian family, amazing stuff (I actually never set foot there).

Can't recall Easter mass very well - but damn those baskets full of delights are fresh as today's cool SoCal spring breezes.

Anyone else have particularly outstanding secular aspects to their childhood Easters?

Posted by: non-purist at April 20, 2014 02:08 PM (afQnV)

32 China Bans Reincarnation Without Permission

Didn't the Dali Lama say that he would not reincarnate in any Chinese held territory, so don't be confused if the Chicoms say that he did.

Posted by: toby928 at April 20, 2014 02:09 PM (QupBk)

33 Oh, and Happy Easter to all the religious types hereabouts.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2014 02:09 PM (VOHex)

34 How many bunnies do you need to make an Akubra?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 02:10 PM (LJ7Ze)

35 An unsigned open blogger post? I'm sensing shame here. Perhaps related to the intimate nature of that bunny shot...


Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 20, 2014 02:11 PM (IN7k+)

36 Maggiano's was pretty crowded.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 02:11 PM (LJ7Ze)

37 How many bunnies does it take to feed a kracken?

Posted by: Buddha at April 20, 2014 02:11 PM (s/sIv)

38 Who doesn't break the ears off first on a chocolate rabbit?

Posted by: Behind Enemy Lines at April 20, 2014 02:11 PM (thLL8)

39 Elves in scandi mythology are terrible and awful beings ( terrific and awesome ... old word roots ).

If Santa was really an elf, then he was probably something out of Corriea's Christmas Noun.

Posted by: Kristophr at April 20, 2014 02:11 PM (c6N69)

40 Didn't the Dali Lama say that he would not reincarnate in any Chinese held territory, so don't be confused if the Chicoms say that he did.

***

Him saying so may prevent the slaughter of baby boys and girls who "might" be his new form.

Maybe not.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 02:11 PM (DmNpO)

41 For those of you who have not read "Always Faithful" link in side bar - it is well worth the time.

Spoiler alert, it may cause your allergies to act up.

Posted by: tbodie at April 20, 2014 02:12 PM (yFFC0)

42 Somebody hereabouts is cooking up some stinky fish.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 02:12 PM (LJ7Ze)

43 Who doesn't break the ears off first on a chocolate rabbit?
I'm a tail man, myself.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 20, 2014 02:13 PM (hn5v5)

44 Who doesn't break the ears off first on a chocolate rabbit?

Some eat the tail first. NTTATWWT

Posted by: Duck season at April 20, 2014 02:14 PM (wu/TK)

45 Canonization? Are they having a live fire in the Vatican?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 02:14 PM (LJ7Ze)

46 "Always Faithful"

Pretty good link.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2014 02:14 PM (VOHex)

47 I regret that I've missed most of the interview on FNS. Wallace is interviewing the Russian Ambassador to the US.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 02:14 PM (DmNpO)

48 I wonder if there are dwarf peeps? Or are all peeps dwarves? Is there a theologian in da house?

Posted by: Buddha at April 20, 2014 02:14 PM (s/sIv)

49 42

Speaking of which, I have some massive tuna steaks ready for the grill come supper-time.

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 02:15 PM (FCgaq)

50 Well if it were a chocolate chicken, i'd say I am a breast man.

Posted by: tbodie at April 20, 2014 02:15 PM (yFFC0)

51 Happy Easter all.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 20, 2014 02:15 PM (ojnk6)

52 I am trying to switch back to being awake in the daytime. It's not working too good so far.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 02:16 PM (LJ7Ze)

53 Jerry Lewis just said "gettin' some"

Funny when you think about it dirty.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2014 02:16 PM (VOHex)

54 This is... ASPARTAME!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YXqhq3cbYg

Posted by: andycanuck at April 20, 2014 02:17 PM (hn5v5)

55 53 Is that Telethon on?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 02:17 PM (LJ7Ze)

56 Does anyone remember the words to The Rodeo Song?

Posted by: Buddha at April 20, 2014 02:18 PM (s/sIv)

57 Do loose peeps sink ships?

Anyway outside beckons. The grass is tall. And in two days may get more rain. So mow mow mow I go.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 20, 2014 02:18 PM (wIBSj)

58 Anyone else have particularly outstanding secular aspects to their childhood Easters?


Posted by: non-purist at April 20, 2014 02:08 PM (afQnV)

My parents would do very elaborate Easter baskets for us, gorgeous baskets, tons of candy, topped by a special toy (dolls for me!) and always a book. I remember one time they even stealthily arranged for a neighbor to ring our doorbell very early in the morning and they said it was the Easter bunny letting us know he'd been by.

Posted by: Peaches at April 20, 2014 02:18 PM (8lmkt)

59 I'm half peepish from my Dad's side.

Posted by: Tom Junior at April 20, 2014 02:18 PM (wu/TK)

60 Anyone else have particularly outstanding secular aspects to their childhood Easters?

We would color about a dozen eggs/child--4 of us!--but always had the egg hunt indoors. (Mom didn't want to attract animals to the yard)

Only bathrooms & bedrooms were off-limits for the hunt.

There was always that *one* egg that took awhile to find......usually only a day or two, thankfully.

Posted by: JeanQ at April 20, 2014 02:19 PM (82lr7)

61 Is that Telethon on?

No, just an old Lewis movie. It would be another few decades before he started calling people's sons fags on live TV.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2014 02:20 PM (VOHex)

62 Somebody mentioned Wiley from the cartoon B.C.:


http://tinyurl.com/n7he26t

Posted by: tbodie at April 20, 2014 02:20 PM (yFFC0)

63 54 Aren't some of those Spartan Shield Chevrons upside down?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 02:21 PM (LJ7Ze)

64 Anyone else have particularly outstanding secular aspects to their childhood Easters?

I remember some kids would presents on Easter almost like Christmas, part 2. We never did though.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2014 02:21 PM (VOHex)

65 31 Anyone else have particularly outstanding secular aspects to their childhood Easters?
-------------------------

My dad would gilt a big branch and hang candy-laden plastic eggs from it. He would also draw an elaborate map with punny clues for hunting Easter eggs around the house and yard. Inevitably one of the eggs would remain missing until a sulfurous whiff two weeks later would reveal its location.

Being an artistic bunch, our egg decorating made the house look like the Midwestern branch of the Romanovs. We're talking sequins and cherubim here!

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 20, 2014 02:22 PM (QBm1P)

66 The "you can't reason with babies" vid link in the sidebar is too cute.

Posted by: Tuna at April 20, 2014 02:22 PM (7KPIw)

67 How the Hell did I italicize everything including my handle?


Da fuck?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2014 02:22 PM (VOHex)

68 Did it again???

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2014 02:23 PM (VOHex)

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 20, 2014 02:23 PM (ojnk6)

70 What's with the italics?

Posted by: Tuna at April 20, 2014 02:23 PM (7KPIw)

71 I sense an impending barreling...

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 02:23 PM (FCgaq)

72 Now everybody is ltalic'd all up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2014 02:23 PM (VOHex)

73 I came into the thread and took a peep.

You probably didn't notice, they closed ranks pretty quick.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at April 20, 2014 02:23 PM (USdns)

Posted by: JeanQ at April 20, 2014 02:24 PM (82lr7)

75 Danged Italics and their Crossbows.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 02:24 PM (LJ7Ze)

76 Losers.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 20, 2014 02:24 PM (hn5v5)

77 I like this Linotype Bambino italic style.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 20, 2014 02:25 PM (QBm1P)

78 Funny. You don't look Peepish.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 20, 2014 02:25 PM (hn5v5)

79 And now of course it's back to whitebread...

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 20, 2014 02:25 PM (QBm1P)

80 What the fuck was that?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2014 02:25 PM (VOHex)

81 Ricardo, let us know if Teh Barrell works holidays.

Posted by: JeanQ at April 20, 2014 02:25 PM (82lr7)

82 This is Chevron!!!

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 02:25 PM (LJ7Ze)

83 I think the HQ declared a 'cease-barrel' for Easter.

Posted by: Peaches at April 20, 2014 02:26 PM (8lmkt)

84 Why did it italicise only half my comment? I didn't emphasize that puny punch line.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at April 20, 2014 02:26 PM (USdns)

85 et us know if Teh Barrell works holidays


I guess that answer is apparent.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2014 02:26 PM (VOHex)

86 Oh.....

An Easter barreling. Way to go Ricardo Kill.

Posted by: tbodie at April 20, 2014 02:26 PM (yFFC0)

87 Boss Moss,
What city is restaurant in? There is one here in Massachusetts.
Happy Easter, Horde!

Posted by: Carol at April 20, 2014 02:26 PM (gjOCp)

88 ^ ^ ^
Above, three Spartans walk into a bar.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 20, 2014 02:27 PM (hn5v5)

89 What rank do you attain with Canonization? Saint?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 02:27 PM (LJ7Ze)

90 How would I have done that?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2014 02:28 PM (VOHex)

91 Yes, Boss Moss.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 20, 2014 02:28 PM (hn5v5)

92 Ricardo I ain't rolling the stone away from the barrel, buddy. You'll have to wait for angelic intervention.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at April 20, 2014 02:28 PM (USdns)

93 87 Short Pump West of Richmond. There are 2 or 3 in most states.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 02:28 PM (LJ7Ze)

94 I thought canonization was being on the receiving end of an artillery barrage.

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 02:29 PM (FCgaq)

95 What rank do you attain with Canonization? Saint?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 02:27 PM (LJ7Ze)

I think so.

Posted by: Peaches at April 20, 2014 02:29 PM (8lmkt)

96 I noticed that IE insists on capping "i" so there's apparent dangers leaving firefux.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at April 20, 2014 02:29 PM (pgQxn)

97 I fear rdbrewer needs an intervention, that Lori Watts thing on the sidebar is something else. And by something else I mean ear torture, that was painfully bad.
Fingers on a chalkboard bad, puncture my eardrums with a #1 Phillips bad.

Posted by: lowandslow at April 20, 2014 02:29 PM (IV4od)

98 90
By not closing the italics at the end of your post.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 20, 2014 02:30 PM (ojnk6)

99 94 You know, I slept through a Brigade TOT once, true story.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 02:30 PM (LJ7Ze)

100 Red Tail Hawks building a nest in tree outside front door. Don't think they are gonna like the foot traffic.

Posted by: Ronster at April 20, 2014 02:31 PM (puNd6)

101 Unfortunately, you were the battery C.O., Boss Moss, like the guy in Kelly's Heroes?

Posted by: andycanuck at April 20, 2014 02:31 PM (hn5v5)

102 I posted this in the other thread but nobody cared, so trying again. Very cute!!!!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/chelseamarshall/extremely-stoned-bunnies


Posted by: Peaches at April 20, 2014 02:31 PM (8lmkt)

103 By not closing the italics at the end of your post.

Posted by: Test Mode at April 20, 2014 02:31 PM (VOHex)

104 Boss, I don't know what a TOT is so explain for the militia. I do know I slept through a train derailing and ripping down the cotton gin.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at April 20, 2014 02:32 PM (USdns)

105 99 I always hated doing the large scale TOTs. There never failed to be that one gun in the platoon that stepped on their pecker. Making for an embarrassing early or late burst.

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 02:32 PM (FCgaq)

106 Had the weirdest bugs all over the porch this morning. Long with swept back wings. Home Defensed them.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 02:32 PM (LJ7Ze)

107 Lol, Peaches--they do look....mellow....

Posted by: JeanQ at April 20, 2014 02:34 PM (82lr7)

108 I have been up since before 7 & have 7 roses to plant, but it's only 41 degrees here with a cold wind. I was outside most of yesterday & the temperature was 61 but there was cold breeze in my city & I was freezing all day.
I have to work from here tomorrow because of Marathon but then I'm going outside to plant them because it's supposed to be in mid 60s here.

I hate wearing too many clothes in garden, one minute it seems like it's warmed up & I'm about to take off a jacket only to put it back on within a few minutes.

Posted by: Carol at April 20, 2014 02:34 PM (gjOCp)

109 TOT = Time On Target. All guns fire in a manner that allows for simultaneous impact at the target.

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 02:34 PM (FCgaq)

110 Ronster if they are like the broad wing hawks we had, YOU aren't going to like the screaming dives at your head.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at April 20, 2014 02:34 PM (USdns)

111 Can't recall Easter mass very well - but damn those baskets full of delights are fresh as today's cool SoCal spring breezes.

Posted by: non-purist at April 20, 2014 02:08 PM (afQnV)


If it was Roman Catholic, it's was a high mass with all the bells and whistles which means: sit/stand/kneel x eLeBintY!!!111, full choir, full-house backfield at the altar with the Pastor generally saying the Mass.

As a kid, it was torture. Mom loved it, of course, and we kids all got the evil eye if we fidgeted and "goofed-off" too much.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 20, 2014 02:35 PM (2s/QD)

112 Making for an embarrassing early or late burst.
And I think we all know how embarrassing that can be.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 20, 2014 02:35 PM (hn5v5)

113 We had Whole Foods take out for lunch. Good Chicken Parm Stromboli. She made a salad of some sort, looked kind of heavy on the lettuce, light on the blue cheese crumbs to me.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2014 02:35 PM (ZshNr)

114 104 Brigade Time On Target. The entire 75th Artillery Brigade opened up at the same time. I never even stirred. MLRS and Tubes and everything. I had been hearing that for a year or so. Those Apaches have an impressive amount of firepower.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 02:36 PM (LJ7Ze)

115 One time my sister fainted at Easter Mass. My dad had to carry her out, she was stiff as a board. She also fainted on the altar at my first (and nicest) wedding.

Posted by: Peaches at April 20, 2014 02:36 PM (8lmkt)

116 114 I just chubbed up a little...

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 02:37 PM (FCgaq)

117 happy jesus died so we can devour chocolate bunnies day!!!

Posted by: navycopjoe at April 20, 2014 02:37 PM (krmE0)

118 She also fainted on the altar at my first (and nicest) wedding.
Lucky for sis you weren't marrying an Aztec, Peaches!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 20, 2014 02:38 PM (hn5v5)

119 "happy jesus died so we can devour chocolate bunnies day!!!"

Here, here.


Drinks are on me.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2014 02:38 PM (VOHex)

120 The Pulitzers reward traitors and treason
DRUDGE/NY POST

Striving for n

Posted by: Behind Enemy Lines at April 20, 2014 02:38 PM (thLL8)

121 It's still Easter and Kate's tits are still unreal!

http://tinyurl.com/m5pjtge

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 02:39 PM (0FSuD)

122 When did Matt start working Weekends?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 02:39 PM (LJ7Ze)

123 Striving for Nobel territory.

Posted by: Behind Enemy Lines at April 20, 2014 02:39 PM (thLL8)

124 26
Sunday School - check
Easter service - check
Large Easter Dinner - check
Nap - Pending

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 02:07 PM (aDwsi)

Ditto! Finally NO RAIN!

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 02:40 PM (0FSuD)

125 Cute, seasonal dog photo.
http://www.dogshaming.com/2014/04/lent-end/

Posted by: andycanuck at April 20, 2014 02:40 PM (hn5v5)

126 Looking at the title of the post, I am wondering if the blog is becoming self-aware.

How scary is that?

Posted by: blaster at April 20, 2014 02:41 PM (4+AaH)

127 Idiocracy is on CC

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 02:42 PM (DmNpO)

128 Altars...little boys...altar boys...yum!!!!

Posted by: Hairy Reid at April 20, 2014 02:42 PM (GgPam)

129 109 TOT = Time On Target. All guns fire in a manner that allows for simultaneous impact at the target.
Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 02:34 PM (FCgaq)


There's one that the Marine Corps practices that is a TOT with a pre-planned "gap" for TACAIR. The guns are planned to fire up til the last few moments, then they stand down just long enough for the air strike to swoop through. The last rounds are impacting as the lead ships are starting their passes and as tail end Charlie releases his ordanance, the rounds start impacting again.

The idea, of course, is to keep ADA suppressed for as long as possible, before and after the air strike. It's pretty frickin. cool to watch.

From a distance.....

I can't remember the acronym for it. They may have just used TOT.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 20, 2014 02:43 PM (2s/QD)

130 Looking at the title of the post, I am wondering if the blog is becoming self-aware.

***

Heh

I see both food and gaming threads in drat o they should be along shortly

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 02:43 PM (DmNpO)

131 Looking at the title of the post, I am wondering if the blog is becoming self-aware.

Self-aware maybe, cutting edge of technology, not so much.

Where is the dang edit feature that was promised?

Posted by: Behind Enemy Lines at April 20, 2014 02:43 PM (thLL8)

132 That could never be, blaster.

♫ Daisy. Daisy. Give me your answer, do. I'm half crazy all for the love of you. It won't be a fancy marriage; I can't afford a carriage. But you'll sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two. ♬

Posted by: EWOK 9000 at April 20, 2014 02:43 PM (hn5v5)

133 "Idiocracy is on CC"

Yes it is. Switched over.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2014 02:43 PM (VOHex)

134 Peeps!

You can entertain kids for a few hours flipping out about Peeps like they're dangerous.

Posted by: DaveA at April 20, 2014 02:45 PM (DL2i+)

135 threads in drat o they
Clearly a case of human error, NDH.

Posted by: EWOK 9000 at April 20, 2014 02:45 PM (hn5v5)

136 127 Idiocracy is on CC
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 02:42 PM (DmNpO)


Heh...just turned it on.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 20, 2014 02:45 PM (2s/QD)

137 So, no Easter gun thread?

Posted by: Peaches at April 20, 2014 02:46 PM (8lmkt)

138 Clearly a case of human error, NDH.

***

Oh yeah.

My laptop is running great but the keyboard has been going to crap for some time now.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 02:47 PM (DmNpO)

139 Darn. we don't get CC anymore.

Posted by: JeanQ at April 20, 2014 02:48 PM (82lr7)

140 My nap is calling me. See you later, alligators.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 20, 2014 02:48 PM (hn5v5)

141 "So, no Easter gun thread?"

http://tinyurl.com/mw37acc

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2014 02:48 PM (VOHex)

142 "Does anyone remember the words to The Rodeo Song?"

Yes

Posted by: navybrat at April 20, 2014 02:49 PM (JgC5a)

143 My movie site keeps asking me to install an Apapia app to see stuff now. I didn't need it last week. Sounds bogus.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 02:49 PM (LJ7Ze)

144 Worked with a guy who told me about a Brigade TOT they fired on an Iraqi division in Desert storm. They were marching across the desert and the TOT went kaboom right on top of them. They all fell to the ground. All five thousand of them.

They went to go check on them and quite a few were dead, of course, but most were laying on the ground shaking with shitty drawers.

Posted by: blaster at April 20, 2014 02:49 PM (4+AaH)

145 Went dog walking with this sweet little old lady that lives nearby, and had a coffee at a cafe nearby. She sort of casually told me her son died of a heroin overdose last Monday. WTF?

Posted by: model_1066 at April 20, 2014 02:51 PM (tNrYO)

146 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2014 02:48 PM (VOHex)

lol!!!

Posted by: Peaches at April 20, 2014 02:51 PM (8lmkt)

147 This looks like something KBDabear would link

http://bit.ly/1jqrHKe

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 02:51 PM (DmNpO)

148 That's an unholy amount of ordinance raining down on you.

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 02:51 PM (FCgaq)

149 MLRS is basically a grid square remover.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 02:52 PM (LJ7Ze)

150 Mmmm, barbecue rabbit ears.

Posted by: steveegg at April 20, 2014 02:53 PM (o44nj)

151 Him saying so may prevent the slaughter of baby boys and girls who "might" be his new form.


I thought it was more to prevent the CPC from slipping one of their own in ala Obama + Ayers vs. going the full Herod.

Posted by: DaveA at April 20, 2014 02:53 PM (DL2i+)

152 I did fire direction for MLRS in the KS Guard after active duty. Awesome, but it lacked the up close excitement of having 8 guns out the back door pumping rounds down range when FFE.

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 02:55 PM (FCgaq)

153 Then there's this for those of us without Cable.

http://www.veoh.com/watch/v44577193FmkEcm9f?h1=Idiocracy+-+2006

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 02:56 PM (LJ7Ze)

154 gaming thread up

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 02:56 PM (DmNpO)

155 152 I was also a 13P.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 02:56 PM (LJ7Ze)

156 I can't remember the acronym for it. They may have just used TOT.
Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 20, 2014 02:43 PM (2s/QD)
-------

An Army O-5 ex-artillery guy I worked with called it MRSI (pronounced like mercy) Multiple Round Simultaneous Impact.

Posted by: FNG at April 20, 2014 02:56 PM (wAhoK)

157 13E

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 02:57 PM (FCgaq)

158 Easter is when my kids got bikes, roller blades, and all the other outdoor stuff. No point in Santa Claus bringing outdoor games and equipment in the snowy, frigid Midwest.

Posted by: Mustbequantum at April 20, 2014 02:57 PM (MIKMs)

159 Brigade Time On Target. The entire 75th Artillery Brigade opened up at the same time. I never even stirred. MLRS and Tubes and everything. I had been hearing that for a year or so. Those Apaches have an impressive amount of firepower.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 02:36 PM (LJ7Ze)


The point really isn't whether you don't wake up for a brigade TOT (assuming, of course, you're not a cannon-cocker) - it's whether the enemy doesn't wake up after a brigade TOT.

Posted by: steveegg at April 20, 2014 02:57 PM (o44nj)

160 13 Mike here.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2014 02:58 PM (ZshNr)

161 Model_1066,
The sweet lady probably expected it to happen one day. She had to know he had a problem & maybe casually mentioning it was her way to tell you without becoming overly emotional.

Posted by: Carol at April 20, 2014 02:59 PM (gjOCp)

162 I think it says 13E is Cannon if I'm not mistaken? They didn't retrain ?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 02:59 PM (LJ7Ze)

163 140 My nap is calling me. See you later, alligators.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 20, 2014 02:48 PM (hn5v5)

I think I am already asleep, BBL

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 02:59 PM (0FSuD)

164 I've been trying to take a nap since one.

Posted by: Carol at April 20, 2014 03:00 PM (gjOCp)

165 Went dog walking with this sweet little old lady
that lives nearby, and had a coffee at a cafe nearby. She sort of
casually told me her son died of a heroin overdose last Monday. WTF?

Posted by: model_1066 at April 20, 2014 02:51 PM (tNrYO)

If he was a long-time heroin addict, the actual death was probably more of a formality, she may have accepted it quite a long time ago.

Posted by: Peaches at April 20, 2014 03:01 PM (8lmkt)

166 160
All we need are some 13Foxes and we'll be sufficiently staffed for the burning times.

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 03:01 PM (FCgaq)

167 159 I was tired and we were in garrison. The only enemy around was Elizabeth Warren's Peeps, and they were in town. The biggest danger was getting run over by a Tanker from Texas while you slept.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 03:02 PM (LJ7Ze)

168 I've got a 13F among my FB friends, we're all set.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2014 03:02 PM (ZshNr)

169 Are those Sincgars Radios still around? What about that BCS WW2 era computer?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 03:04 PM (LJ7Ze)

170 Maybe one of my gals will drive me to the mall. Had too many beers.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2014 03:05 PM (VOHex)

171 Yes, what's Easter without a gun thread, or just guns for that matter. I think I may be suffering from the big "D" but can't talk about it less it show up in my records some where, sigh!!!

Posted by: lindafell at April 20, 2014 03:06 PM (PGO8C)

172 Color me surprised.

Bing has an adorable gif of a chick on their site for Easter.

Google has no acknowledgment whatsoever.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 03:09 PM (DmNpO)

173 162

My active duty was fire direction for 109's. When I got out I joined a Guard unit that was being switched to Arty from Armor. No retraining required for me, but as the only person in the unit with an Arty background, I had the privilege of doing a large amount of coaching for the entire Bn.

Good times. 3-4 drills a month to get them up to speed. And getting to say, "No, that's not how you do that" to higher level brass as an E-6.

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 03:09 PM (FCgaq)

174 I know you're all dying to hear... I survived Easter mass and still had some voice left. The dinner prep commenced about three minutes after I got in the door and it's all going smoothly. Turkey and ham (mustard-brown sugar-pineapple glaze) cooking, stuffing, scalloped potatoes,two vegetables ready, 18 eggs devilled, beer being consumed. Still to do: cream onions and set the tables. When the last one gets here, that is.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 20, 2014 03:10 PM (N/cFh)

175 Oh, gravy. Gotta make gravy, and serving glaze for the ham. How much gravy do ii make for 25 people?

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 20, 2014 03:11 PM (N/cFh)

176 There were a lot of Church People out today.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 03:11 PM (LJ7Ze)

177 175 All of it.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 03:12 PM (LJ7Ze)

178 Sounds delicious, Gingy. I've got two more trips across town to make before I can crack a beer.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2014 03:13 PM (ZshNr)

179 Oh, gravy. Gotta make gravy, and serving glaze for the ham. How much gravy do ii make for 25 people?

***

25 servings.

Duh.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 03:13 PM (DmNpO)

180 We had a map section NCO who was the only one in our unit who couldn't read a map.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 03:13 PM (LJ7Ze)

181 169 Both were when I was in, but I hung up my boots 12 years ago.

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 03:14 PM (FCgaq)

182 Posted by: lindafell at April 20, 2014 03:06 PM (PGO8C)

See Ricardo's link at 141, lindafell!

Posted by: Peaches at April 20, 2014 03:14 PM (8lmkt)

183 YOU ARE NOT HELPING

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 20, 2014 03:17 PM (N/cFh)

184 Couple of quarts, at least.

Posted by: navybrat at April 20, 2014 03:17 PM (JgC5a)

185 173 162

My active duty was fire direction for 109's. When I got out I joined a Guard unit that was being switched to Arty from Armor. No retraining required for me, but as the only person in the unit with an Arty background, I had the privilege of doing a large amount of coaching for the entire Bn.

Good times. 3-4 drills a month to get them up to speed. And getting to say, "No, that's not how you do that" to higher level brass as an E-6.
Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 03:09 PM (FCgaq)


We transitioned from INF to ARTY during '95. May be the same time as yours, as I heard that the RA was moving a lot of towed (M-19 to the Guard after Sandbox I.

...and by 2001, back to INF.

*sigh*

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 20, 2014 03:18 PM (2s/QD)

186 Are any of the Armored Divisions still Armored Divisions?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 03:19 PM (LJ7Ze)

187 According to Wikipedia there is only one Armored Division left. They wasted a bundle on all those M1A1s.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 03:21 PM (LJ7Ze)

188 So what is in Europe holding back the Red Shield's Army?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 03:23 PM (LJ7Ze)

189 I think the Big Red One is still in Germany.

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 03:24 PM (FCgaq)

190 "So what is in Europe holding back the Red Shield's Army?"

Prayers. Not much else.

Posted by: navybrat at April 20, 2014 03:25 PM (JgC5a)

191 And they're obviously at diminished capacity as they no longer have me.

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 03:25 PM (FCgaq)

192 OK, Ive got the pitchforks and tar: who has the feathers?

Posted by: zombie at April 20, 2014 03:25 PM (mizYg)

193 188 So what is in Europe holding back the Red Shield's Army?
Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 03:23 PM (LJ7Ze)


Their Universal Healthcare.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 20, 2014 03:26 PM (2s/QD)

194 So what is in Europe holding back the Red Shield's Army?

Slack-jawed respect for our C-in-C? sorry, just kidding!

Posted by: Peaches at April 20, 2014 03:26 PM (8lmkt)

195 The one Armored Division is in Texas. I think they still have 4 of those 40,000 strong super divisions. They must have the Armor.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 03:27 PM (LJ7Ze)

196 this is only a test. repeat, this is only a test.

Posted by: new computer tester at April 20, 2014 03:30 PM (Nqk3Z)

197 It's kind of ironic: Western Europe was protected by U.S. military spending during the Cold War, so they used their money to expand their welfare states.

Then American intellectuals pointed to Europe and said, "Why can't we be more like them? Free healthcare, six-week vacations. We spend too much on the military and not enough on social programs."

Those ideas gained popularity, and now here we are.

Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2014 03:30 PM (sdi6R)

198
The Roman Catholic Church since the 10th century has officially
applied the standard of holiness of life to certain individuals who
lived exemplary Christian lives and through a lengthy process of prayer
and study have declared that the individual is in heaven.
Contrary to the belief of some, the Church does not "create"
saints, but simply applies the standard of gospel holiness to those God
permits the Church to know are in heaven with Him. One principle way for
God to affirm the presence of an individual in heaven with Him is
through the performance of miracles through the intercession of that
person.


http://tinyurl.com/lms3wuq

http://www. catholicapologetics.org/ap070400.htm

Similar to the way you don't "win" The Medal of Honor.

Posted by: DaveA at April 20, 2014 03:32 PM (DL2i+)

199 There is not much in Europe holding back the Russian Army but the Russian Army, it is not once what it used to be. Having said that, I think we have more Navy DOCs and Corpsmen at Landstuhl Medical Center that we have battle tanks in Europe.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 20, 2014 03:33 PM (nzKvP)

200 So what is in Europe holding back the Red Shield's Army?"

The Russians own alcoholism and equipment maintenance should slow them enough.

Posted by: DaveA at April 20, 2014 03:35 PM (DL2i+)

201 197 It's kind of ironic: Western Europe was protected by U.S. military spending during the Cold War, so they used their money to expand their welfare states.

Then American intellectuals pointed to Europe and said, "Why can't we be more like them? Free healthcare, six-week vacations. We spend too much on the military and not enough on social programs."


Emotions. Nothing but.


Those ideas gained popularity, and now here we are.
Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2014 03:30 PM (sdi6R)


Sure. Because in a purely academic environment, you can make the numbers work. Controlling uncontrollable variables opens worlds of possiblities....

....that always eventually fail.

Imagine that.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 20, 2014 03:35 PM (2s/QD)

202 420 Funny reading the stories by the stoners claiming responsibility for that reference. Stoners and remembering doesn't compute.

Posted by: Buffalobob at April 20, 2014 03:35 PM (AuCeZ)

203 Gingy,, 6-7 12 oz jars of gravy or 2+ quarts/

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 20, 2014 03:36 PM (EKOIc)

204 Rev. Al Sharptons Easter message: Politically crucified Obama has risen again

http://bit.ly/1jnzA1z

The false prophet

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 03:38 PM (DmNpO)

205 I think I fell asleep with my eyes open the other night. Eyes really dried up.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 03:39 PM (LJ7Ze)

206 Al Sharpton is a snitch working for the man.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 03:39 PM (LJ7Ze)

207 I think I fell asleep with my eyes open the other night. Eyes really dried up.
Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 03:39 PM (LJ7Ze)

???
That usually happens when you die. Quick pinch yourself

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 20, 2014 03:40 PM (nzKvP)

208 Redleg here too nerd.
**now everyone else is thinking Josey Wales**

155 towed and one oh deuce. Way back when.
You could stand behind a 155 and watch the ground's back end get smaller and smaller till it disappeared.
A battery firing rounds timed to go off about 50 meters above ground would "dust up" an area the size of a football field.

Posted by: ghost of... at April 20, 2014 03:40 PM (r60DJ)

209 A group called the Fallen Hero Banner project, which honors Washington service members who have died in the line of duty, applied to march in the 2014 Seafair Torchlight Parade.

But the organization recently got an email, denying them. The group said Seafair told them in part, The banner images are a somber and sobering reminder to all of us here at home of what has been sacrificed. And to that point, the parade selection committee felt that the Fallen Hero Banner Project was not the right fit for the Torchlight Parade. Seafair and the Torchlight Parade celebrate summer, and our mission is to entertain spectators with high energy, vibrant colors and upbeat music.

Our bannersare a good gentle reminder and we dont want our fallen to ever be forgotten. We thought our application would be accepted, said Monica McNeal who lost her son Eric, 19, back in 2010.

The banners are somber that is a fact and as much as they want the parade to be cheerful and fun, this is also part of America, McNeal added.

In response, Seafair gave this statement Saturday to KING5 news, We give all applicants careful consideration. It is our goal to have a well rounded mix of participants. Last year we included over 15 military entries in the parade out of approx. 110 total entries. The military involvement will be higher this year due to our partnership with Marine Week.

Liberals just don't get it and never will

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 20, 2014 03:44 PM (nzKvP)

210 204 Rev. Al Sharptons Easter message: Politically crucified Obama has risen again

6 years ago, I didn't think it was possible to make up something that stupid. When the left goes all-in, stupid tags along.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 20, 2014 03:44 PM (2s/QD)

211 206 Al Sharpton is a snitch working for the man.
Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 03:39 PM (LJ7Ze)

Al Sharpton is a turd trying not to swirl down the drain.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2014 03:45 PM (HVff2)

212 I do agree with our Leftist Overlords on one thing. Ckuf the EU.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 03:47 PM (LJ7Ze)

213 Johnny Depp may have another Lone Ranger scale flop on the way.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 03:49 PM (LJ7Ze)

214 Politically crucified Obama

Well people are dying from Obamacide for his sins so it's just a little pronoun problem.

Posted by: DaveA at April 20, 2014 03:51 PM (DL2i+)

215 Johnny Depp may have another Lone Ranger scale flop on the way.

***

he is simply unwatchable. I cannot focus on anything except for the appearance that he desperately needs a shower. And the Pirates movies are so bad that I couldn't make it through the first 20 minutes, and I tried twice.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 03:51 PM (DmNpO)

216 155 towed and one oh deuce. Way back when.
You could stand behind a 155 and watch the ground's back end get smaller and smaller till it disappeared.
A battery firing rounds timed to go off about 50 meters above ground would "dust up" an area the size of a football field.
Posted by: ghost of... at April 20, 2014 03:40 PM (r60DJ)


Did that with a four duece. I told the gun crew: "Bullshit." They said: "Nah, get down next to the baseplate just don't touch it and watch." The baseplate was buried pretty well.

Sure as shit. Off it went.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 20, 2014 03:51 PM (2s/QD)

217 Wow.

Mia Rudolph has pretty cleavage.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 03:51 PM (DmNpO)

218 Gamely waiting..not for the game thread which is up, but for the game roasting nicely in the oven. This Easter we finally went ahead and did our long threatened Elmer Fudd special....one each of duck (seasoned) and rabbit (seasoned). Bought at a farmers market held in sight of a Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, to make the wrongness even more right.

Posted by: Sister Sestina at April 20, 2014 03:55 PM (LtUE0)

219 216 Works on a 109 too... Even cooler is sitting out at the aiming circle in the middle of a clear moonless Mojave desert night and watching RAP rounds light off at apogee.

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 03:56 PM (FCgaq)

220 food thread up

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 03:57 PM (DmNpO)

221 OK, thinking of it as "an armored division" is a mistake. We have "Armored Brigade Combat Teams" that regardless whether or not they have infantry or armor division patches on them as a matter of tradition are laid out Exactly The Same. Seven battalions total, 4700 people more or less. Sixteen of them before the cuts, started, we'll be left with ten but each one will be bigger:

Take the spaces out.

http://en.wikipedia. org /wiki/ File:ABCT.png

Even through the 1980s, the only difference between a "mechanized infantry division" and an "armored division" was the matter of one more or less battalion being a Bradley or an Abrams outfit.


Posted by: SGT Dan at April 20, 2014 03:58 PM (jUeGo)

222 219 216 Works on a 109 too... Even cooler is sitting out at the aiming circle in the middle of a clear moonless Mojave desert night and watching RAP rounds light off at apogee.
Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 03:56 PM (FCgaq)



Yeah. Big fan of night fire. I made it up to the FOs OP every night fire op I could make it to.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 20, 2014 03:59 PM (2s/QD)

223 There's a new open thread.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 04:03 PM (LJ7Ze)

224 he is simply unwatchable. I cannot focus on anything except for the appearance that he desperately needs a shower. And the Pirates movies are so bad that I couldn't make it through the first 20 minutes, and I tried twice.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 20, 2014 03:51 PM (DmNpO)

That surprises me NDH

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2014 04:16 PM (HVff2)

225
Whoever started the rumor I despised my hooter's is a liberal fag who smokes the pole.

Posted by: Kate the Upton at April 20, 2014 04:16 PM (nQjHM)

226 217. This comment is useless without a link....

Posted by: Buddha at April 20, 2014 06:43 PM (s/sIv)

Sunday Morning Book Thread 04-20-2014: The Day The World Changed Forever [OregonMuse]


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Good morning morons and moronettes and welcome to AoSHQ's prestigious Sunday Morning Book Thread.


He Is Risen!

Jesus Christ walked onto the stage of world history 2,000 years ago, and is never leaving it. To be sure, it is very easy to imagine a future history where the Church is either absent or totally irrelevant (and there have been many books written along those lines), that's never going to happen. The gospel of Jesus Christ is so powerful, that His followers can exist even in the most hostile environments, i.e. there are churches in Saudi Arabia and North Korea. Granted, they're small and pretty much entirely underground. But they survive. They know they're in a spiritual battle:

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

(Ephesians 6:12)

Many have lost their lives for the cause of Christ. For example, remember the movie 'Chariots of Fire', about that Olympic athlete who wouldn't run on Sunday? Eric Liddell was his name, and perhaps you don't know that he went on to become a missionary to China, and he died in a Japanese internment camp, where he was ministering to the other prisoners during WW2. There have been a number of biographies written about Liddell, but grammie winger recommends Complete Surrender: A biography of Eric Liddell, by Julian Wilson.

Another interesting character is the German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas is a good modern biography. Christians classify Bonhoeffer as a martyr, but I have difficulty with this. What got him in trouble with the authorities was not anything that Christians are traditionally martyred for, i.e. being told not to preach the gospel but preaching anyway, or refusing to worship the leader of the state as divine. Rather, Bonhoeffer was arrested for his active participation in a plot to assassinate Adolph Hitler, and that's why the Nazi government killed him. In my opinion, murdering a political leader is difficult to justify under any flavor of Christian theology, and Bonhoeffer is no longer around to tell us why he thought what he was doing was right, given his understanding of the gospel. That is, I assume he thought it was right, I can't imagine him thinking, "yeah, this is wrong, but we have to do it, anyway." Read his books, The Cost of Discipleship or Life Together or even Letters and Papers from Prison and ask yourself if anything he wrote would lead you to understand how he would ever participate in such an obviously "battling against flesh and blood using worldly weapons" political plot.

I confess I don't understand.

I'm not saying what Bonhoeffer did was wrong. Perhaps it was. But even if not, I just have a hard time thinking of him as a martyr, at least as traditionally understood, like the kind of martyrs described in Foxe's Book of Martyrs, which, being in the public domain, is available on Kindle for $0.

Bonhoeffer was executed on April 9th, 1945. He could probably hear the artillery from the approaching Allied armies, who were only a few days away from liberating the camp he was in.


R.I.P.

The internationally renowned Colombian novelist, screenwriter, journalist and 1982 Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garca Mrquez has died at the age of 87. He was most famous for his novels One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera, and The Autumn of the Patriarch.

I've never read any of his books.

Here's an interesting bit from the wikipedia bio:

The popularity of his writing also led to friendships with powerful leaders, including one with former Cuban president Fidel Castro...It was during this time that he was punched in the face by Mario Vargas Llosa in what became one of the largest feuds in modern literature.

Ha! A rat bastard commie gets popped in the puss. I would like to have seen that.

The First Emoticon?

This guy thinks he's found the earliest use of what are now called emoticons:

Robert Herrick

To Fortune

Tumble me down and I will sit
Upon my ruines (smiling yet: )
Tear me to tatters; yet I'le be
Patient in my necessitie.
Laugh at my scraps of cloaths, and shun
Me, as a fear'd infection:
Yet scarre-crow-like I'le walk, as one,
Neglecting thy derision.

I know it could just be a colon inside a parenthesis. In fact, that's what it probably is. But it does seem oddly coincidental that it occurs in a "smiling" context.

This article in Slate takes a different view. I'm not a big fan of Slate, but I was impressed that their response to the "first emoticon" claim contained some actual journalism.


A Cheap e-Book Notification Service

I absolutely hate paying $13.99 and $14.99 for Kindle or Nook books, and so I will do anything not to have to. Like many of you, I'm on the "Daily Kindle Deal" mailing list from Amazon, the one that Vic regularly posts to the morning news thread, and while I'm glad Amazon at least makes the effort, I rarely see anything I'm interested in.

But just yesterday as I was perusing teh internets looking for book thread material, I stumbled upon The Book Bub, a service you can sign up for, which compiles a list of free or low-cost e-books from a number of different sources such as Amazon, B&N, Kobe, Smashwords, etc. Once you've signed up, you can select which categories of books you're interested in, so you can stop from being deluged with, say, paranormal romance novels. The e-mail alerts will be structured according to your preferences, which you can change any time on the Book Bub site. Also, the individual listings will tell you the date the deal expires.

Here's their latest deal list.

And the service is free.


Haven't Read It, But Looks Like It Might Be Interesting

The Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure Tuberculosis by Thomas Goetz. From one of the 5-star Amazon reviews:

What a satisfying read! This book is great - it has amazing historical sweep on the development of the germ theory (fascinating) and the various personalities involved (Pasteur-the original germaphobe and many others), mini-novelistic biographies on two titans (Koch in science and Conan Doyle in literature), their conflict over tuberculosis, and the impacts this incredible disease had on both men and the society they lived in. The Remedy is engaging, amazing storytelling, I learned a ton, and I recommend it highly.

Various other reviewers say reading this book made them grateful for things we take for granted, like, say, medical cleanliness, personal hygiene, and, of course, the germ theory of disease.

Here's an interview with the author.


Moron Books

Sabrina Chase wants you to know that her sister has published her first fiction book. She describes Amy's Amazing Adventures (Across Time and Space) by Juliet Chase as "a very silly book for very silly people". As such, it comes with

Pan-dimensional rabbits, Regency heroines, Sheiks of Araby(tm), Navy SEALs, Ultimate Sacrifices, and pastries. Guaranteed 100% non-serious. Descended (illegitimately) from the Ruritania/Graustark-type novels of the early 1900s!

All that for only $2.99.

Pastries?


Another Book of Note

I'm not a fan of Seth MacFarlane's 'The Family Guy', but I think some of you morons are, in which case you might be interested in Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West: A Novel. I might be interested, but not for $9.99, I'm not. Also, and this is just a personal peeve, I'm put off by any book that tries to score publicity points by including the author's name as part of the title. Why not just call it 'A Million Ways to Die in the West' by Seth MacFarlane and leave it at that?

And there's supposedly plans to make this into a movie soon.

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Some of these graphic novels look interesting enough check out. Haven't read any of them except Maus, which I thought was pretty good (best panel: in the second book, the author is trying to come to grips with his success recounting his father's surviving the Holocaust, so he draws himself in his studio, his work desk perched atop a pile of corpses).

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So that's all for this week. As always, book thread tips, suggestions, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to OregonMuse, Proprietor, AoSHQ Book Thread, at aoshqbookthread, followed by the 'at' sign, and then 'G' mail, and then dot cee oh emm.

What have you all been reading this week? Hopefully something good, because, as I keep saying, life is too short to be reading lousy books.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 10:10 AM



Comments

1 Finished the Paradise War by Stephen Lawhead. It wasn't that good. I will not be getting the next two in the trilogy as the price on them is up to $10 and they aren't that good.

I moved on to a re-read in the Mitch Rapp series with Protect and Defend. It is a sad thing that Vince Flynn is no longer with us. Even though it is not SF he sure knew how to push all my buttons in a book.


For now I have moved on to the Elder Gods by David Eddings in his "Dreamers" series. I read this series from the library years ago. It is not his best work but few of his books are available for the Kindle yet (at least at Amazon). In any case, we will not be getting any new works from him (or his wife). He died in 2009 and she died in 2007.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 10:10 AM (T2V/1)

2 Thanks for that link to Book Bub OM. I have saved it.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 10:16 AM (T2V/1)

3 If anyone is interested the guy who inspired Wiley the poet in the BC comic past away recently.

I dont get the paper any more but remember some classic strips with Wiley on Easter.

http://tinyurl.com/k4ovuun

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:19 AM (JdEZJ)

4 Not to get into a debate on "works-based" theology, but I'm pretty sure that God gives you a free pass for trying to kill Hitler :-)

Posted by: PabloD at April 20, 2014 10:19 AM (U8qxR)

5 Try "The Chronicles of Old Guy" by Timothy J. Gawne.

Good stuff.

Posted by: eman at April 20, 2014 10:20 AM (AO9UG)

6
Nominees for the 2014 Hugo Awards have been announced

BEST NOVEL

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit US / Orbit UK)
Neptune's Brood by Charles Stross (Ace / Orbit UK)
Parasite by Mira Grant (Orbit US / Orbit UK)
Warbound, Book III of the Grimnoir Chronicles by Larry Correia (Baen Books)
The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson (Tor Books)

Rest at the link:

http://tinyurl.com/lk6z5bh

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 20, 2014 10:20 AM (kdS6q)

7 Also, "A Sword into Darkness" by Thomas A. Mays.

Posted by: eman at April 20, 2014 10:24 AM (AO9UG)

8 Anyone read Greg Gutfeld's "Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You"? Early reviews tend not to be reliable, but it looks to be a more serious book than his previous work. Gutfeld uses "cool" as the reason that lefty groupthink is so ubiquitous.

Gutfeld gives an excellent 12 minute interview with Imus -- bit.ly/1eQQGcj

Posted by: doug at April 20, 2014 10:24 AM (pkn7l)

9
I reread One Hundred Years of Solitude every couple years. regardless of the politics the author may have had, the book is a wonderful story and beautifully written.

I also hesitate to think I know ALL of why someone in another country supports one thing or the other, because my knowledge is limited on their politics and history.

I had a coworker from Bolivia who, during the Salvadoran and Nicaraguan upheavals of the late 70s/early 80s who used to scoff at people who said this or that faction were Communists or some other group.

He said there were villages that were so poor people here wouldn't understand. And if somebody showed up and said to the uneducated people grinding out a living "Hey! we like you so much we want you to have this tractor! Let's be friends!", the people didn't say "are you Christian? Are you Communist? Are you from the government? The CIA?", they said "thanks for the tractor" and took it. And they'd be happy to be "friends" and say "sure, sure, we're Christian/Communist/whatever" if it kept parts for the tractor coming, and seedcorn, and so on.

Give One Hundred Years a try sometime--best magical realism I've read, and no major political message--the endless revolution of one major character shows more of the pointlessness of endless revolution than any particular ideology, and the biggest whack is taken at what a fruit company does to the small town in the jungle, but it is only one part of the long and mesmerizing family saga.

Posted by: barbarausa at April 20, 2014 10:24 AM (WWeoI)

10 p.s.--Happy Easter everybody! and many more to you all!

Posted by: barbarausa at April 20, 2014 10:25 AM (WWeoI)

11 Anyone have a recco for a good WWI or Korean War memoir written from a non-flag officer perspective. I've done a lot of WWII reading, so it's time to expand horizons...

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 10:25 AM (FCgaq)

12 Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a communist stooge, but his novels were pretty good--or at least they seemed good the last time I read them 20 years ago. Mario Vargas Llosa-who called Marquez out on his fealty to Castro--is the better writer though. If you haven't read The War of the End of the World and Feast of the Goat, you should.

Posted by: JoeyBagels at April 20, 2014 10:27 AM (QkMmo)

13 Hugo award nominees are out:

http://www.thehugoawards.org/hugo-history/2014-hugo-awards/

Friend of the Blog Larry Correia is up for Best Novel. Good luck to him!

Posted by: Buck Farack, Gentleman Adventurer at April 20, 2014 10:27 AM (Nk6GS)

14 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 20, 2014 10:20 AM (kdS6q)

See, I should read the comments first, yeah?

Posted by: Buck Farack, Gentleman Adventurer at April 20, 2014 10:29 AM (Nk6GS)

15 Finished Neal Stephenson's "REAMDE." Outstanding. Long, but no wasted space. Highly recommended.

Get the eBook, if you can. A 1042 page hardcover is heavy. Still, you can't beat free from the library.

Posted by: doug at April 20, 2014 10:31 AM (pkn7l)

16 Even though they have 5 BBC shows up (and 4 of those are Dr. Who!), I think the Red Wedding (Rains of Castamere) will win.

Posted by: Buck Farack, Gentleman Adventurer at April 20, 2014 10:32 AM (Nk6GS)

17 11
Anyone have a recco for a good WWI or Korean War memoir written from a
non-flag officer perspective. I've done a lot of WWII reading, so it's
time to expand horizons...

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 10:25 AM (FCgaq)

Its not a memoir or a biography but the best WWI and WWII book I have ever read was Once An Eagle by Anton Myrer. It is one of the first Kindle books I bought because my paperback copy was worn slap out. It is now almost required reading at the Military Academies. The only drawback is that it's $11.00 (because they can gouge).

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 10:32 AM (T2V/1)

18 Every Easter since 2002 I have re-read the late Fr. Richard John. Neuhaus' excellent book of philosophical musings titled: Death on a Friday Afternoon: Meditations on the last seven Words of Christ from the Cross.

The book has had a very profound affect on me person a lot and has deepened my faith immensely.

God Bless you all today. He is indeed Risen.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 20, 2014 10:33 AM (K2rtt)

19
Thanks for the recommendations, Joey B.

Did I read somewhere that Marquez started as a journalist?

Maybe that explains his politics?

Posted by: barbarausa at April 20, 2014 10:35 AM (WWeoI)

20
I must confess to having read One Hundred Years of Solitude many years back. It was given to me by a good female friend as I left Berkeley for the working world.

I cannot recall it for good or ill. I think that I still have the book somewhere around here.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at April 20, 2014 10:37 AM (HsTG8)

21 Thanks Vic, I'll add it to the library list.

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 10:37 AM (FCgaq)

22 Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

There was a blurb on her at Barnes and Noble's site. Never heard of her or him.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:37 AM (f2VuK)

23
"Easter is a story of hope...for a better day to come, just around the corner."
-- obama, a rara avis


Verily.

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 20, 2014 10:38 AM (841yG)

24 OT: For fans of rock, soul, R&B

The PBS series "Independent Lens" will show "Muscle Shoals" this week (check local listings).

The film covers FAME studios and the house band "The Swampers", as well as the major artists who recorded with them. to.pbs.org/RBq6tw

These musicians rank up there with Motown's "Funk Brothers" and Stax's "Booker T and the MGs".

Posted by: doug at April 20, 2014 10:38 AM (pkn7l)

25 REAMDE was an awesome book. I honestly couldn't grasp some of the gaming lingo, but it didn't stop me from enjoying the book more than almost any other book I've ever read--and I was an English major back when you had to read A LOT. The fastest 1000+ pages I ever plowed--no, I raced through it. I lost plenty of sleep that weekend....

Posted by: JoeyBagels at April 20, 2014 10:40 AM (QkMmo)

26
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 20, 2014 10:20 AM (kdS6q)

The Hugo Awards are front and center for the whole "We're nobodies writing in the field and if you diss the 57 varieties of gender, we're taking you out" crowd, are they not?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at April 20, 2014 10:40 AM (HsTG8)

27 Anyone read Greg Gutfeld's "Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You"?

I'm reading it. He's got some interesting insights into our culture, the main one being that 'cool' is defined as 'elevated status without real achievement'.

The text is peppered with his jokes, and unlike when he does them on his TV show, they mostly fall flat. But you can ignore them and not lose anything.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2014 10:41 AM (fTJ5O)

28 I figured Gabriel Garcia Marquez was an obscure lesbian poet since Barnes and Noble was honoring her, but it's actually a dude.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:44 AM (f2VuK)

29
I'd like to recommend an 80's fav.

Steven L. Thompson. Mostly known for his writing and editing on cars and motorcycles, he wrote a series of little known, but excellent technothrillerish novels: Recovery, Countdown to China, Bismarck Cross, Airburst and Top End. Imagine a Tom Clancy book written by Jeremy Clarkson and you get the idea.

Summary of the first book, Recovery:

Max Moss is an enlisted man in the U.S. Air Force. He is definitely a man who chooses his own path. When his father, a retired Major General and founder of Moss Electronics, expected Moss, who had just graduated head of his class at Berkeley, to join the family business, starting at the bottom and working his way up, of course, he was surprised. Moss wanted something else, anything else, than to be under the control of the old man, especially miffed that his father had just assumed, never asked, what Moss would do with his life.

So he looked elsewhere. He was an up-and-coming race car driver for two years until his father intervened and got that cut short. Not wanting to use his electrical engineering education because that would be too close to what his father would have wanted, Moss decided the military was the place for him. But he did not want to be an Army officer like his father. In a further act of rebellion, he chose the enlisted ranks, and the Air Force, which to his father was almost a sin. For the four years prior to the start of the series, Moss has been an aircraft mechanic, rising to the rank of T/Sgt.

His future takes a sudden and interesting change as the series starts when he is offered a chance to join Military Intelligence as a member of a Recovery team, a group of covert operatives who make rapid entries behind the Iron Curtain to pull downed spy plane pilots or to sneak someone in. This leads to adventures far more than Max could have imagined, or likely wanted.

Author website: http://tinyurl.com/ks9a9d9
Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_L._Thompson
Spyguide: http://tinyurl.com/kxhkl3h

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 20, 2014 10:44 AM (kdS6q)

30 Maybe that explains his politics?

In an interview quoted in his wiki entry, Marquez basically admitted that his socialist politics came from him rebelling against his father.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2014 10:46 AM (fTJ5O)

31 I am getting back into more escapist stuff like when I was a lot younger. Since you can do little to shape the real world why live there?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:47 AM (f2VuK)

32
The Hugo Awards are front and center for the .... if you diss the 57 varieties of gender, we're taking you out" crowd, are they not?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot


Case in point:

BEST RELATED WORK

Queers Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the LGBTQ Fans Who Love It Edited by Sigrid Ellis Michael Damian Thomas (Mad Norwegian Press)

And the major theme in Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie is "post-binary genders" or some such.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 20, 2014 10:48 AM (kdS6q)

33 Thanks LDC, those seem to be right in my wheelhouse.

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 10:49 AM (FCgaq)

34 Ugh - charging more than about $7 for an ebook is obscene. Just my .02 as an independent writer.
Just last night I started "The Birdmen; The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skys" by Lawrence Goldstone - supposed to be out in May. (Advance reader edition, courtesy of Amazon Vine.) It will cost $28 when out - but might be worth it, if the first couple of chapters are any indication. It's about - as the subtitle says - about the early years of heavier-than-air powered flight, and the various eccentric and interesting personalities who were involved. I love reading about the turn of the last century, and this fills the bill. Besides, now I know who and why Chanute AFB was named for. (Prosperous civil engineer who had an interest in the mathematics of airflow over wings, and things.)

Posted by: Sgt. Mom at April 20, 2014 10:51 AM (Asjr7)

35 A Million ways to die in the west will be out in theaters May 30th.

Sometimes you need to just watch a stupid comedy .
Space Balls is a good example of that.

Posted by: American Dawg at April 20, 2014 10:55 AM (p6iIL)

36 Hiya morons, just stopped by to check out the book thread. Happy Easter to all!


I'm finally finishing up "A Storm of Swords" book 3 of Game of Thrones by GRRM.

I also started "The Strain" on my Kobo by Guillermo del Toro (sp?) and it's pretty intriguing.

Last but not least, I'm reading "The Sting Man" which is about ABSCAM and which the movie "American Hustle" is (very, very) loosely based on.

Posted by: DangerGirl at home with her Sanity Prod at April 20, 2014 10:56 AM (GrtrJ)

37 Thanks for the Eric Liddell bio recommendation. He's my favorite Olympian, so I'll have to pick that one up.

I recently read "Catcher in the Rye" and didn't hate it as much as I thought I would. I'd never read it because I assumed Holden Caulfield was going to be a pretentious little p****, which he is. But Salinger made him a *sympathetic* pretentious little p****. Most people on Goodreads either love it or hate it, but I give it a rating of "meh" to "ok".

I'm currently reading Dan Simmons' "Hyperion" again, trying to make through the entire "Hyperion Cantos". Also started "The Purpose-Driven Life" which after Day 1 I'm giving a "meh." But, hey, it's not about me.

Posted by: sinalco at April 20, 2014 10:56 AM (V42Jv)

38 Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at April 20, 2014 10:40 AM (HsTG

Yes, but Larry Correia in there probably sticks in their craw.

Posted by: Buck Farack, Gentleman Adventurer at April 20, 2014 10:57 AM (Nk6GS)

39 I read somewhere that the IRS worried Robert Lynn Aspirin to death.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:59 AM (f2VuK)

40 Gabriel Garcia Marquez was an amazing writer, but personally, I loved his short stories. Not so much of a fan of his novels. He's a pioneer in the genre of magical realism, which combines realism with a smattering of fantasy. Pretty amazing stuff, if you're interesting. Not fantasy, not science fiction, but not regular fiction either.

Posted by: shibumi who is exceptionally cynical today at April 20, 2014 11:03 AM (25HWz)

41 @11

Great Korean War book:

The Coldest War: A Memoir of Korea. James Brady.

My Mom loved military history, read everything she could get her hands on relating to WWII. Dad was a Marine in Korea, he actually read this book- the one one I think I ever saw him read. Said it was very accurate. So... VERY highly recommending.

Posted by: shibumi who is exceptionally cynical today at April 20, 2014 11:05 AM (25HWz)

42 Also started "The Purpose-Driven Life" which after Day 1 I'm giving a "meh."

I read 'The Purpose-Driven Church' a number of years ago. I thought it was by far the DUMBEST book I had ever read (it's basically about how to grow your church by using corporate marketing bullshit) and I couldn't believe pastors were lapping it up like it was the fountain of youth.

I suppose I might find some good in it if I reread it now that I'm older and less volatile, but there are other, better, books to read.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2014 11:07 AM (fTJ5O)

43 I'm thinking about re-reading James Michner's works.
I love historic fiction, but nobody can weave a story on an epic scale the way he can. Alaska is probably one of my all-time favorite novels.

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 11:07 AM (FCgaq)

44 Octave Chanute was a something of a friend and a mentor to Orville and Wilbur Wright.

Together, Orville and Wilbur were a formidable intellect, debating issues about flight (and a lot of other things) endlessly. The hammered out their ideas by these endless discussions. When Wilbur died fairly young, Orville was really lost without him. His sister Katherine was also close but she "betrayed" him by going off and getting married. Katherine also died fairly young. Orville never did marry. Wilbur, Orville and Katherine were the three youngest children of Bishop Wright. He had three older sons who had already grown up and left home by the time the younger children became known.
He (Orville) sold most of the Wright company's interest to Glenn Curtiss, who was somewhat akin to Steve Jobs as being an entrenpeneur of early flight, rather than a brilliant engineer or thinker.

After Wilbur died, I don't think Orville did anything creative or new with respect to flying for the rest of his life.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding Orca at April 20, 2014 11:08 AM (+1T7c)

45 Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 10:25 AM (FCgaq)

James Brady's "The Coldest War", published in 1990, is a good book about his Korean War experience as a young officer. He tells the moment when he reported to his platoon and was basically ignored, then later when his platoon Sgt. accepts him and lets him give orders to the platoon.

Posted by: ExSnipe at April 20, 2014 11:08 AM (hzpoi)

46 Anyone have a recco for a good WWI or Korean War memoir written from a

non-flag officer perspective. I've done a lot of WWII reading, so it's

time to expand horizons...



Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 10:25 AM (FCgaq)
======
I have two -

A Rifleman Went To War - H. W. McBride Lancer Militaria (pub.)

Shots Fired In Anger (second edition) - John George - NRA Publications

Both books are superbly written. "Shots Fired In Anger" 2nd Edition includes a personal account of George's participation in the formation, training, and operations of Merril's Marauders in India and Burma.

Posted by: mrp at April 20, 2014 11:10 AM (JBggj)

47 @42

You want dumb?

Try reading "Who Moved My Cheese." It's a "business book."

Plot: learn to adapt.

Yep. That's it.... the writer made a ton of money on something that is that simple. I envy his moxie...

Posted by: shibumi who is exceptionally cynical today at April 20, 2014 11:10 AM (25HWz)

48 45 Posted by: ExSnipe at April 20, 2014 11:08 AM (hzpoi)

That was my policy with just about every FDO butter bar that rotated through my FDC...

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 11:11 AM (FCgaq)

49 Yep. That's it.... the writer made a ton of money on something that is that simple. I envy his moxie...
Posted by: shibumi

There is a parody written about that, called "Who Moved my Soap?", about crooked business people who went to prison.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding Orca at April 20, 2014 11:14 AM (+1T7c)

50 I think that Bonhoeffer justified Hitler's assassination under Just War theory.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at April 20, 2014 11:15 AM (V70Uh)

51 The Coldest War: A Memoir of Korea. James Brady.

Posted by: shibumi who is exceptionally cynical today at April 20, 2014 11:05 AM (25HWz)

He has a sorta followup book, "The Scariest Place in the World", that I just started reading. He returned to Korea in 2003 to see what it was like, and dredged up old memories.

Posted by: ExSnipe at April 20, 2014 11:15 AM (hzpoi)

52 @51 A friend of the family who was also in the Marines went back to Korea with his wife in the 1990's. Didn't have much to say about it, except for the fact that the plane trip to Korea was absolutely terrifying. As in "I will NEVER fly again" terrifying.

Posted by: shibumi who is exceptionally cynical today at April 20, 2014 11:18 AM (25HWz)

53
I love Michener too--I know if I can get through the first chapter on the life cycle of the original microbes whose chance meeting in the ectoplasmic slime of the post-big bang cosmos precipitated the chain of events (also excriciatingly chronicled) that created the island, peninsula or plain where the actual story begins, the STORY will be awesome!

"Hawaii" is epic, but my favorite is "Chesapeake".

Just read Marquez on wiki, and his grandfather provided the socialist rebeliion, and his grandmother the magic and superstition that combined to create his storytelling style. His parents left him with the grands when he was little.

Posted by: barbarausa at April 20, 2014 11:18 AM (WWeoI)

54 Speaking of Easter, I highly recommend "Ben Hur" by Lew Wallace.

btw, it's also a great Christmas book.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at April 20, 2014 11:18 AM (V70Uh)

55 "Who Moved My Cheese" was one of the canaries in the coal mine when I worked in the distributor end of book sales. Whenever you saw a local corporation placing a bulk order for it, you knew you'd be reading about layoffs in the next few months. Not incidentally, Bain Capital was one of my corporate accounts.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2014 11:19 AM (ZshNr)

56 That was my policy with just about every FDO butter bar that rotated through my FDC...

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 11:11 AM (FCgaq)

Heh. It's probably SOP in all 5 of our military services. I did similar things with new Ensigns.

Posted by: ExSnipe at April 20, 2014 11:19 AM (hzpoi)

57 I was stationed there in '96 to '97.
You couldn't pay me to go back.

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 11:20 AM (FCgaq)

58 I still cringe at the smell of kimchi...

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 11:23 AM (FCgaq)

59 huh, and here I thought this was not a blog of Christian believers.

Posted by: Patrick in Michigan at April 20, 2014 11:23 AM (OhrW4)

60 Albert Mohler-Southern Bapttist Convention on "The Jesus Seminar" which voted with various colored balls on whether Jesus said things attributed him or not". They declared Jesus was not literally resurrected:

"Marcus Borg, another fellow of the Jesus Seminar, denies that the empty tomb is necessary to the Christian faith. I think the resurrection of Jesus really happened, but I have no idea if it involves anything happening to his corpse, and, therefore, I have no idea whether it involves an empty tomb…. So I would have no problem whatsoever with archaeologists finding the corpse of Jesus. For me that would not be a discrediting of the Christian faith or the Christian tradition.
The empty tomb does not matter? The Apostle Paul saw the case quite differently. Speaking for the modern secular naturalistic worldview, the Jesus Seminar may dismiss the resurrection as myth, claiming that, as all right-thinking moderns know, dead persons simply do not rise from the dead. Paul, who evidently would not qualify for membership on the Jesus Seminar, leaves no room for negotiation: But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain. [I Corinthians 15:13-14]
Paul sets himselfand the true Churchover against Bultmann, the Jesus Seminar, and all who deny or deride the empty tomb. Either the tomb is empty, or our faith is in vain. Paul wants nothing to do with Bultmanns effort to find a spiritual meaning without a historical event, nor with the Jesus Seminars anti-supernaturalism. Against modern skeptics, Paul cared deeply about whether the tomb was empty.
Why do so many hate the very idea of the risen Christ? Because the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the vindication of Gods purpose in sending his Son for the redemption of sinners. A world full of degenerate modernswho do not even see themselves as sinnerswants nothing to do with Jesus Christ as our sinless substitute, who shed his blood for the remission of our sins.
The work of the Jesus Seminar tells us virtually nothing about Jesus, but a great deal about the liberal scholars who sit around with colored beads, creating a Jesus in their own image. The Jesus invented by the Jesus Seminar is a Palestinian smart aleck who sounds like a cynical and sarcastic intellectual. Coincidence? No historical apologies are needed for the New Testament. The Jesus Seminar fascinates the media because its reports make for a good story.
But the Church knows the real story, and celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The tomb was really empty. The Jesus of history is the Christ of faith. Looking into the empty tomb, the women heard the angels ask, Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but He has risen.
That has been the faith of the true Church throughout the centuries. That will be the faith of the true Church when the risen Christ returns to claim his own. He is risen. He is risen indeed!."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 20, 2014 11:25 AM (XyM/Y)

61
And in "the Germans probably have a term for this" news, welcome to the Singularity. Glaciation from information overload is a thing:

Michael Proffitt, the Oxford English Dictionary's new chief editor said the mammoth masterpiece is facing delays because information overload from the internet is slowing his compilers.

His team of 70 philologists, including lexicographers, etymologists and pronunciation experts, has been working on the third edition, known as OED3, for the past 20 years.

He said his team working on the definition of new entries has a target of 50 to 60 words a month, slower than in the past because the world wide web has created so much more source material.

Mr Proffitt said: I averaged about 80 when I started because, in 1989, we didnt have computers on our desks, so there was a limit to how much you could research. The library was our primary resource.

The challenge facing his team was highlighted by associate editor Peter Gilliver, who once spent nine months revising definitions for the word run, currently the longest single entry in the OED.

We can hear everything thats going on in the world of English for the last 500 years, and its deafening, he told the New York Times.

http://tinyurl.com/m2jdrey

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 20, 2014 11:25 AM (kdS6q)

62 Happy Easter to all! He is risen!
I went to early Mass so I could beat the crowds and get back to work on Easter brunch-tea-dinner.
I'm so blessed to have all 4 kids home and figure I'd better feed them well!

As for Garcia Marquez, I will not argue with those who call him the greatest writer of our age. I love his novels and short stories. His style is both brilliant and simple, very beautiful in Spanish and not bad in English translation.

The man? He was a POS.
I don't condemn him for his silly Marxism, given the time and place of his youth. I don't even condemn him for swilling champagne and snorting caviar with Fidel Castro while talking about "equality."

But I see him through the autobiography of Cuban novelist Reinaldo Arenas. Naked and starving in the sewer-prison of El Morro, Arenas managed to get messages to Garcia Marquez, begging him to say something on behalf of all the Cuban poets and writers locked up in hell. One word from someone of Garcia's stature could have made all the difference. One word --- and he said nothing. Worse than nothing, he denied that any writers were persecuted by Castro.

THAT is why Mario Vargas smacked him silly.
And why I hope that, by the power of Eternal Justice, he spends 100 lifetimes in 100 El Morro's.



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 20, 2014 11:27 AM (dfYL9)

63 Garcia Marquez was a very good writer who happened to guzzle lots of commie jizz. Not the first nor the last time that's ever happened. If you require your good writers to adhere to the Moron lifestyle you'll end up being very disappointed. I draw the line at contemporary writers ramming global warming down my throat; fuck that shit, life is too short to waste on those cocksuckers. And taking jabs at Reagan earns a "bite my crank" on the way to the trash can.


As for current reading, I am still thoroughly enjoying "Master and Commander" as it goes further away from late 18th and early 19th century nautical terms and on to character explication of the mini populations that made up a ship's crew and the various interactions on land. I certainly see why people get hooked on this series and plan to read the rest of them as well. On my side study of the Crusades in plowing through Gibbon, Zoe Oldenbourg was a fairly dry writer but not without value as she sets the stage for just how things were in Europe prior to the Crusades; when I get up to the part where Thomas Asbridge starts things in The First Crusade, with not nearly as voluminous of a preamble, I'll be interested in comparing one account versus the other. Finally I'm to the part in the Red Fortress where Peter the Great has just kicked ass on the Swedes, at great financial cost to the country, and will be starting up the new capital in a much more Eurocentric attitude for the country, which was strongly opposed by many.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 20, 2014 11:30 AM (fRwvt)

64 54
Speaking of Easter, I highly recommend "Ben Hur" by Lew Wallace.

btw, it's also a great Christmas book.




Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at April 20, 2014 11:18 AM (V70Uh)

You can get that book from Gutenberg free and I have it. It is a HUGE book. I downloaded and started on it and after about 3 hours of struggling I gave it up.
This is one case where the movie is better than the book.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 11:32 AM (T2V/1)

65 Sorry about the long post; I liked what Al Mohler said weigh inI This morning at about 6:45 I posted the poem about the literal resurrection. by John Updike That was in response to someone in my denomination who sent an e-mail with a quote from the Bible and then went on to say nothing about the resurrection of Jesus but talked about little resurrections, "ordinary resurrections" which give us hope=a food pantry starting, a grief support group, etc. That's great. Those things are wonderful and valuable, but unless our faith as Christians is based on the literal resurrection. IMO it is in vain-and Christ becomes merely another rabble rouser from Israel. Thank God that in my time as a layperson I never heard some lame sermon about the happy spring flowers.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 20, 2014 11:33 AM (XyM/Y)

66 Anyone have a recco for a good WWI or Korean War memoir ....


Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 10:25 AM (FCgaq)


gutenberg.org has a whole bookshelf for WWI. Some are technical, some are just memoirs, and some are propaganda aimed at involving the US.
Hope this helps.


http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/World_War_I_(Bookshelf)

Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2014 11:36 AM (SZM+L)

67
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter has died.

I never saw the movie.

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 20, 2014 11:36 AM (841yG)

68 63 --- "I draw the line at contemporary writers ramming global warming down my throat... And taking jabs at Reagan earns a "bite my crank" on the way to the trash can."
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Yep. I draw the line at anything topical or trendy, regardless of politics.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 20, 2014 11:37 AM (dfYL9)

69 So while driving to Mass this morning, get another story idea. Got about half of a rough outline already written, on the iPhone while in the parking lot before Mass.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 20, 2014 11:38 AM (wIBSj)

70 Conversation in the Cathedral is also a very good Vargas Llosa book.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 20, 2014 11:39 AM (fRwvt)

71
Is it about rabbits? I like rabbits.

Posted by: Lenny at April 20, 2014 11:40 AM (841yG)

72 As for Marquez being a pioneer of magical realism, I'm sure you mean the sort of pioneer that followed in the footsteps of Jorge Luis Borges, right?

(STAND BACK! I have a BA in Spanish Literature, and I'm not afraid to use it!)

Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2014 11:42 AM (SZM+L)

73 Nice image up top.

Blessed Western Church Easter.

Speaking of books, one day long ago, at the beginning of a break from college, I sat down in my mom's back yard with the practically untouched Bible she'd given me years before for my catechism, and I read the four gospels for myself, really for the first time.

Answered many questions, raised many more.

I was persuaded by nothing more than those records and have never had cause to be dissuaded since of his historic reality, and indeed the general accuracy of what he was reported to have said and done. Miracles and all.

I'm no inerrantist. (I always say every word of the Judeo-Christian scripture may be divinely perfect, but that doesn't necessarily mean every passage means what we think it means.) However, I find the gospels all the more persuasive in that despite seeming contradictions and some general confusion of sequence (how many times did he do the mass feedings?), despite intervening centuries, and recopying glitches and translation problems known and unknown...

Jesus stands there, confounding the 'wise' while both amusing and uplifting the commoners, and readers centuries later,

replacing crippling ceremony with liberating simplicity a child can understand (good Samaritan),

forgiving his 'enemies' even as they're nailing him to the cross,

living his teachings magnificently, through all trials, to the horrifying glorious end,

concerned even to the last about others, his mother, his followers, the thief the next cross over,

and when it was finally at an end, when his mortal brain was expiring, going down reciting Psalms.

Then coming back like a Boss.

Among other immortal highlights from his saga.

You know the saying, you can't make stuff like this up? I am persuaded that nobody alive then could have made this up.

Which leaves this reader confronted with a personal call across two thousand years that I still strive to answer.

Books. They're just a bunch of words....

Posted by: mindful webworker - semi-literate at April 20, 2014 11:42 AM (YLiN/)

74 65 --FenelonSpoke---"This morning at about 6:45 I posted the poem about the literal resurrection. by John Updike..."
---------
Thank you for that!
I love it. I like Updike's poetry far more than his novels, BTW. His light verse included.

70--Captain Hate--- Conversation in the Cathedral is also a very good Vargas Llosa book.
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I second that recommendation!
My personal favorite.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 20, 2014 11:46 AM (dfYL9)

75 Thanks for a beautiful post, MWW. A blessed Easter to you!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 20, 2014 11:46 AM (XyM/Y)

76 Yes, but Larry Correia in there probably sticks in their craw.

Oh, but he's a mere 2nd place on the Hate List after Vox Day (who is on there for Best Novelette.)

Related: Awake in the Night Lands. Just get it.

Posted by: Jabari at April 20, 2014 11:47 AM (eLSfW)

77 73 Posted by: mindful webworker - semi-literate at April 20, 2014 11:42 AM (YLiN/)

Plus eleventy.

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 11:48 AM (FCgaq)

78 This is one case where the movie is better than the book.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 11:32 AM (T2V/1)

If you haven't seen the 1925 silent version of "Ben Hur" you should. Very good. The ending is a bit different from the 1959 version.

Posted by: ExSnipe at April 20, 2014 11:50 AM (hzpoi)

79 Rubin "Hurricane" Carter has died.

I never saw the movie.

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 20, 2014 11:36 AM (841yG)

'Hurricane' is a terrific song by Dylan, but reading websites apparently there is little doubt he was guilty of murder.

I sometimes can make myself read books by far lefties (as long as there's no global warming propaganda or attacks on Republicans when it doesn't tie to the plot) but draw the line at communist pals of Castro.

Read 'Countdown City' by Ben Winters, book two of the Last Policeman series. The first book was uneven but overall pretty good, the second is much better and it only took a couple of days to finish it.

In book one it was about six months before the big bad asteroid was going to go boom and destroy everything. Now it's only about 75 days off and society is coming unglued. The former detective is approached by a woman he knows, who wants him to track down her husband who disappeared without notice. It's a fine mystery but it's mostly involving for the portrait of a world coming to an end. Looking forward to book three, probably the last one in the series, which comes out in mid-July. Hopefully we get to see the boom.

Posted by: waelse1 at April 20, 2014 11:52 AM (x+P8L)

80 Look Ma! I'm on Teh Amazons...

http://tinyurl.com/mbgdozq

"The inhabitants of the planet Gethsemane, knowing their world was
doomed, constructed The Gateway; a device that transport people directly
to the Afterlife, and allows them to return..."

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at April 20, 2014 11:52 AM (6GRz5)

81 78 If you haven't seen the 1925 silent version of "Ben
Hur" you should. Very good. The ending is a bit different from the 1959
version.

Posted by: ExSnipe at April 20, 2014 11:50 AM (hzpoi)

I have that version in a combo pack on DVD that I bought years ago. Put the silent version in one nigh and watched for about 10 min and it didn't do anything for me. Maybe I'll try again and move it to the end.

Since then though Amazon had the Blueray on sale and got that. That is what I normally watch now.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 11:53 AM (T2V/1)

82 I tried to a book by that Garcia Marquez guy, bored the living crap outta. The only thing I ever tried to read that was more boring was by that hideously overrated shit-stain Joyce Carol Oates.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 20, 2014 11:53 AM (XvrTA)

83 from a very non-flag-officer perspective indeed:
"With The Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa" by E.B. Sledge.

This weeks reading is "Salt as a Factor in the Confederacy", by Ella Lonn. She wrote it as an exhaustive study of the subject so that no one would need to repeat her work, and did a fine job of it. Not halfway through yet, but my takeaway is this: if you're seriously stocking up for any version of The Burning Times, consider adding 10 or 20 bags of salt to your stash.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at April 20, 2014 11:54 AM (V0aFE)

84 As for Marquez being a pioneer of magical realism,
I'm sure you mean the sort of pioneer that followed in the footsteps of
Jorge Luis Borges, right?





(STAND BACK! I have a BA in Spanish Literature, and I'm not afraid to use it!)

Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2014 11:42 AM (SZM+L)


Borges was a unique writer who almost defies categorization. What I found most fascinating about him was his ability to write fiction as if what he was writing was completely factual and a historical documentation of something which never really occurred. In that regard (and that is far from the only aspect of his writing which is noteworthy) I find the Serb writer Danilo Kis to be similar,

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 20, 2014 11:54 AM (fRwvt)

85 Is it about rabbits? I like rabbits.

Battered and deep fried. Tastes just like chicken. (or so I'm told. Bonded tree cats like them, too.)

Posted by: Fox2! at April 20, 2014 11:55 AM (cHwSy)

86 I always say every word of the Judeo-Christian scripture may be divinely
perfect, but that doesn't necessarily mean every passage means what we
think it means.


So many this.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at April 20, 2014 11:55 AM (6GRz5)

87 Happy Easter to the Horde! While on vaycay last week I managed to get through "Shovel Ready," which isn't a thick book. I'm just a really slow reader.

I think this title was mentioned here a couple weeks ago. It's set in a future NYC that doesn't seem that far off. After suitcase nukes make parts of the city uninhabitable, those with cash take to "limning," or spending lots of time in coffin-like beds, hooked up to IVs that allow them to live in fantasy worlds rather than the bleak, real one. "Spademan," our protagonist, is a modern-day hitman, who takes out the dreamers if the price is right and he's okay with the job. Bleak, very, very bleak.

Posted by: RushBabe at April 20, 2014 11:55 AM (hrIP5)

88 LOL, just checked to see what it is now (I paid $20). They now have the combo pack Ben Hur + Ten Commandments for $10. That is a steal, especially if you don't have these yet. (and I am mad now)


http://tinyurl.com/n4smbuc

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 11:57 AM (T2V/1)

89 So actually it was probably a good thing that I got the e-mail from the official in my denomination. because I felt like hell last night and this morning (I have some kind of intestinal bug) but the e-mail energized me enough to get out the door and preach what was probably a more fiery sermon on Jesus' "real" resurrection. I would have gone anyway; You can't just cancel a service on Easter and unless you're near death. and if I had there would have been nobody to officiate at Holy Communion. I made a point of not getting to close to people and since they break off the bread on their own I hope I didn't infect them.

No I can collapse and let someone else take care of our simple Easter dinner. It will only be our little family for that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 20, 2014 11:57 AM (XyM/Y)

90 17 Thanks for that recommendation, Vic. Bought it for the kid. His friend who is going to West Point sounds like the Massengale fellow.

Posted by: NCKate at April 20, 2014 11:57 AM (BD6t/)

91 I don't know how many of you have been following it, but Larry Correia has been calling for / sponsoring a Hugo Award counter insurgency to negate the leftist circle jerk that those awards tend to fall into.

The butthurt and schadenfreude are delicious.

http://tinyurl.com/k8lnnt6

Posted by: Emile Antoon Khadaji at April 20, 2014 11:58 AM (BVTtz)

92 72 As for Marquez being a pioneer of magical realism, I'm sure you mean the sort of pioneer that followed in the footsteps of Jorge Luis Borges, right?

(STAND BACK! I have a BA in Spanish Literature, and I'm not afraid to use it!)
Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2014 11:42 AM (SZM+L)
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Hah! But Borges absolutely (and rightly, IMO) denied that he was a magical realist.
Garcia was definitely influenced by Borges --- who wasn't?--- but I'd say the true pioneer of magical realism was Miguel Angel Asturias. Garcia admits that El Presidente was transformative for him.

BTW, Borges is one of those Big Authors I've just never "gotten." I've tried, but some "get" him and some don't.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 20, 2014 11:58 AM (dfYL9)

93 90 His friend who is going to West Point sounds like the Massengale fellow.

Posted by: NCKate at April 20, 2014 11:57 AM (BD6t/)

If so tell him to watch his back.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 11:58 AM (T2V/1)

94 83 Posted by: sock_rat_eez at April 20, 2014 11:54 AM (V0aFE)

That was my first WWII read. I couldn't put it down...

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 11:58 AM (FCgaq)

95 I second the recommendation for A Rifleman Went to War. Its a worm's eye view of WWI combat by a guy that becomes a sniper.

Currently reading the "Spy with No Name" series by Len Deighton. I finished The Ipcress File and was a bit underwhelmed. The protagonist's adventures are rather disjointed and Deighton doesn't really explain why the spy has to go to Syria and then a Pacific atoll for an American A-bomb test. The part where our hero is kidnapped and tortured is the shortest part of the book. I frankly think the movie adaptation starring Michael Caine is superior to the book.

I am in the second of the series, Horse Under Water, and like it pretty well. Our hero is in Portugal rooting out a British Fascists that had collaborated with the Nazis in WWII (the action takes place sometime in the 1950s or early 60s). Its a tighter narrative and I have been enjoying it pretty well.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop at April 20, 2014 11:59 AM (1htQa)

96 Kindle's Daily Deal has a book of SF short stories by -

Peter Watts

for $1.99.


I haven't read his short stories but some of his novels are pretty great.

All of his novels are available for free on his website:

http://www.rifters.com/real/shorts.htm

He's a guy who works bleeding edge hard science into his works and sometimes the novel's afterward where he talks about the science are just as interesting as the stories.

"Blindsight" was nominated for a Hugo.

It's the tale of an alien first contact with some interesting twists.

It's a very good read.

One of his major themes is how people with certain personality or psychological disorders might be used in or better suited for the extreme situations presented by space or deep sea or interfacing with technology.

His first novel, "Starfish" concerns a group of individuals who have been modified to live at tremendously deep oceanic depths.

This too is a very good novel with a satisfying conclusion.

I can't really recommend the rest of the "Rifter's Trilogy" of which "Starfish" is the first book.

"Maelstrom" is alright and does a good job describing a world falling apart. Lots of great ideas but all the people are pretty awful. There's no one to root for.

But "Behemoth", well...everything kind of goes off the rails. Again, lots of unpleasant people. No one to root for.

However, the worst aspect of is the chapter after chapter of pretty graphic sadism and sexual sadism of one of the characters who has been "set free" by the world falling apart to be his psychopathic self.

Plus, an unconvincing turnaround by one of the characters who wanted nothing more than to see the world burn trying to now save the world.

Read "Maelstrom" if you wish but with "Behemoth" you're on your own.

Again these books are free on Watts' website.

Try-

"Blindsight"
or
"Starfish"

I think you'll enjoy them both.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 20, 2014 12:00 PM (KBvAm)

97 Good for you, FenelonSpoke, hope you enjoy the rest of the day, and get better soon.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at April 20, 2014 12:00 PM (V0aFE)

98 There was a lot of hand-wringing both leading up to, and during the second world war, regarding the role of Christians in the fight against evils like fascism.

I come down on the side of, you either fight, or you subjugate yourself to humans. Pretending you have a third option doesn't change the fact that there is no third option.

I don't know anything about the guy, but martyr seems like a perfectly acceptable term. He was in the service of the Lord, even if it makes some Christians uncomfortable to acknowledge that fact.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 20, 2014 12:02 PM (BeSEI)

99 Note also that they made a TV series from that book with my wife's hunk playing the lead. That was the only thing that the series had going for it. They only took it to the end of the WWII island campaign and they made quite a few changes for PC. Also took a lot of stuff out despite it being a week long mei series (it is a long book).


So, normal case where book much better than movie.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 12:02 PM (T2V/1)

100 I am reading a great mystery series by Stuart Palmer, it is his Hildegarde Withers series about a 3rd grade teacher in the early 1930s who ends up teaming up with a police detective and solving crimes in NYC. They are fun to read. I can usually guess the criminal pretty quickly but it is enjoyable to follow how Hildegarde figures it out.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at April 20, 2014 12:04 PM (RZ8pf)

101 BTW, Borges is one of those Big Authors I've just never "gotten." I've tried, but some "get" him and some don't.



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 20, 2014 11:58 AM (dfYL9)


I think it's all a matter of him just not appealing to a lot of readers. There's almost no character development in his work and they're very dry. I would never think less of anybody's taste based solely on whether they like him or not.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 20, 2014 12:04 PM (fRwvt)

102 93 I'd prefer he continue as is so I can enjoy watching the fallout. If a kid can be a rat bastard at 17 years old, he is one.

Posted by: NCKate at April 20, 2014 12:05 PM (BD6t/)

103 100 Years of Solitude is great! I just got through a forced march through the five available volumes of A Song of Ice and Fire. Last night. I feel like I've been booglerized, baby.

Posted by: Buddha at April 20, 2014 12:08 PM (s/sIv)

104
In case you thought Big Fascist Media has given up their bullshit campaign to frame Pope Francis as a an obama supporter, ...

today on CNN: "Popes And Presidents" with Woof Blitzer.

Gee, I wonder what it'll be about (really) ...

Posted by: Soothie at April 20, 2014 12:09 PM (841yG)

105
since when do we pronounce Kiev as "keev?"

Posted by: Soothie at April 20, 2014 12:12 PM (841yG)

106 Resurrexit sicut dixit! Alleluia!

Terra tremuit, et quievit, dum resurget in judicio Deus, alleluia!

If I may, I recommend the Victamae Pashali Lauds. You can find it anywhere, I'm too wiped from the Vigil Mass to type it in.

Regina Coeli, Laetare, Alleluia!

Posted by: Tantrumblogo at April 20, 2014 12:12 PM (GwLJQ)

107 "Popes And Presidents" with Woof Blitzer.
----------------
Jeopardy category!!! Should be a hoot!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 20, 2014 12:13 PM (dfYL9)

108 It's been a while since I read Metaxes' Bonhoeffer book. But as I recall, German officers of the Prussian nobility were looking to kill Hitler and wanted to make sure they wouldn't go to Hell for it. Personally, I won't be judging Bonhoeffer. I do think Betsy Ten Boom had the better response to Hitler. And when she died, her body did not suffer corruption.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at April 20, 2014 12:15 PM (V70Uh)

109 I used to have a doorway that looked like that when it was open. Just saying.

Posted by: Up With People at April 20, 2014 12:15 PM (pf+hU)

110 Bonhoeffer was also witness to the Nazis' corruption of his beloved German Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at April 20, 2014 12:17 PM (V70Uh)

111 Yeah, GGM was a good writer and OHYOS is a great book. (I'm less enthused about some of his others).

But-

I'd like to throw-

Julio Cortazar

into the mix. If we're discussing Latin American magic realism.

His books of short stories like "All Fires the Fire" have stuck with me more than GGM's stuff.

The same with his novels-

"Hopscotch"
"62: A Model City"
"The Winners"

I probably enjoyed "Hopscotch" the most of his novels.

And all of his short story collections are great.

He also has a pretty good sense of humor that make his books more fun than GGM.

I'm sure he was another rotten commie seeing as how his best stuff is from the 60s-70s, but no denying his ability.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 20, 2014 12:19 PM (KBvAm)

112 They closed the CU campus. Library is open but the campus is closed and trespassers will be violated, or something. Probably a 4/20 thing.

Feh.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at April 20, 2014 12:24 PM (GriRN)

113
10 horrifying Easter bunnies that will haunt your nightmares:

http://tinyurl.com/m8jrndz

Posted by: John Libtardo Industries at April 20, 2014 12:24 PM (+5PEN)

114
wow I predicted Mitch McConnell would lose in 2014, and as usual I was right

McConnell is in deep trouble in KY.

Posted by: Soothie at April 20, 2014 12:24 PM (841yG)

115 In the car I am listening to "Bossypants" by Tina Fey, which is not nearly as annoying as I was expecting. I almost dumped it in the beginning because I wasn't laughing at anything, but I decided to give it a bit more of a chance, and it's not bad.

In dead-tree, I am reading Gwen Bristow's Plantation Trilogy which consists of "Deep Summer" (just finished) which begins with settlers in Louisiana before the Revolutionary War, "The Handsome Road" which starts in 1859 so you know what's coming, and mostly focuses on the poor side of the family, and then "This Side of Glory" bringing things back together again set against the background of WW I.

And on my Kindle, I am reading "Savile: The Beast" about Jimmy Savile who is, one may hope, currently burning in hell, or being tortured in Purgatory for t=Eternity - 1 nanosecond. The cravenness of the BBC is ... impressive. Everyone could see the dirtbag taking young girls to his dressing room. Everyone assumed what was going on and no one lifted a single solitary finger to stop him. QEII even made him a "Sir" and what's really disgusting is, that's never been pulled. The book still refers to him as "Sir Jimmy Savile." Can't they yank honors? He's dead so he won't care, and one can't imagine his family would have the gall to complain, so why the hell not? Jeez.

Posted by: Tonestaple at April 20, 2014 12:25 PM (B7YN4)

116 You call them emoticons; I call them typoglyphs. Obviously.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I amn't at April 20, 2014 12:27 PM (ab+jQ)

117 DangerGirl: You can stop there with the GoT series; books 4 and 5, esp. book 4, will make you want to throatpunch GRRM (if you don't want to already). Boring, tedious, and boring again... I quit recommending the series to people because I didn't want them to end up as disappointed as I was.

Posted by: PabloD at April 20, 2014 12:27 PM (SGw+w)

118 "In my opinion, murdering a political leader is difficult to justify under any flavor of Christian theology, and Bonhoeffer is no longer around to tell us why he thought what he was doing was right, given his understanding of the gospel."

You missed the asterisk on Commandment number 6, it says: "*except for Hitler"

Posted by: Boxy Brown at April 20, 2014 12:27 PM (88OyH)

119 I'm from Paterson, NJ where Rubin Carter committed that triple murder and every old-timer I ever spoke with, black or white, thought he was guilty as sin. The only one who didn't, a black guy I worked with who grew up with Carter, admitted though he though he was certainly capable of the act. It was outside leftists with political axes to grind who turned it into a cause celebre, and they basically got him off eventually on technicalities. Dylan's song is a great tune, but the words (written by Jacques Levy, a playwright) were bullshit. Dylan did do a benefit for Carter, and Joni Mitchell, bless her, refused to participate, calling Rubin Carter, a " jive-ass ni@@er." That's a direct quote....

Posted by: JoeyBagels at April 20, 2014 12:31 PM (Usdw3)

120 Happy Easter to the horde.

I second the recommendation of "Death on A Friday Afternoon" by Fr. Neuhaus. Its an immensely moving meditation on Christs death.

One detail Fr. Neuhaus mentioned that has stuck in my head is that although medieval artists depicted very tall crosses,the reality is the Romans didn't waste lumber. There was no reason to hang them high, it was more efficient (and terrifying to onlookers) to have the crucified only about 6 inches or so off the ground. So when Christ spoke to Mary and John on from the cross, He was looking right into their eyes.

Posted by: Donna &&&&V. at April 20, 2014 12:32 PM (+XMAD)

121 I just finished Gutfeld's book. It was okay, but I was a little underwhelmed by it. He's a funny guy, and I agree with most of his assessments, but to be honest it almost seemed like there was no real effort to substantively make his points. Granted that it wasn't his aim to write a serious political tome, but one can only make so many puns before running out of steam. I'd mildly recommend it for the humor.

Posted by: Paul Zummo at April 20, 2014 12:33 PM (ZNIRz)

122 Pastries?

Not surprising. Pastries figured prominently in Sabrina Chase's own book, The Last Mage Guardian.

Posted by: Anachronda at April 20, 2014 12:34 PM (U82Km)

123 Any recommendations from the free section on Kindle? I've got a plane flight to California followed by a train trip to New York, four hours each way on both trips, so I need some entertainment, but I'm being cheap.

Posted by: Paul Zummo at April 20, 2014 12:35 PM (ZNIRz)

124 I say let Sir Jimmy 's-evil keep his knighthood. Add his face to the coat of arms for Saxe-Coburg. Fly his tracksuit over Buckingham Palace. Let it be a warning to future monarchs, that they are to take their responsibilities seriously.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at April 20, 2014 12:36 PM (GriRN)

125 Well I guess I should have read the entire post before commenting because The Book Bub was already mentioned.

Posted by: Paul Zummo at April 20, 2014 12:36 PM (ZNIRz)

126 Well the world is deeply absurd, andGutfeld sees that is the best way to understand it,

As for the Valkyrie plot, one wonders how successful they would have been, since some figures in it, were not so squeaky clean, but it was certain a necessary thing to try.

Posted by: Jeffrey Pelt at April 20, 2014 12:38 PM (Jsiw/)

127 "you missed the asterisk on Commandment 6"

It doesn't need an asterisk. It's two simple words in Hebrew: "lo tirsah" - don't commit *murder*. Executing criminals and killing enemies in war happened a lot in the Hebrew Scriptures after that, to G-d's approval.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at April 20, 2014 12:39 PM (GriRN)

128 Joni Mitchell, bless her, refused to participate, calling Rubin Carter, a " jive-ass ni@@er." That's a direct quote....


Posted by: JoeyBagels at April 20, 2014 12:31 PM (Usdw3)


Wow, did not know that. I thought he was guilty all along. I usually agree with Dylan but think he got sold a bill of rotten goods on this item.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 20, 2014 12:40 PM (fRwvt)

129 Happy Easter everyone....

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl at April 20, 2014 12:40 PM (u8GsB)

130 Soothie,
Links? I'd like to read how much trouble McConnell is in.
Thank you,

Posted by: Carol at April 20, 2014 12:44 PM (gjOCp)

131 118 -

Lots of Christians missed that asterisk.

It's there.

To call a plot to kill Hitler "murder" is going to cause one's argument to falter on its merits from the start.

Look, you either believe in the justice of war or you don't. If you don't, then you have no business asking others to go over there and fight one for you. You are either prepared to get human blood on your hands, or you accept that other humans are perfectly at liberty to enslave you.

God never said we had to accept being slaves, and the Commandment is not meant to be a proscription against taking human life under any circumstance. If it was, then God Himself is guilty of directing his people to break it.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 20, 2014 12:44 PM (BeSEI)

132 For those interested in the history of the liberal / Progressive movement, I highly recommend Fred Siegel's "The Revolt Against the Masses". It's an excellent review of the racism and classism that birthed liberalism, and continues as it's most salient characteristic to this day.

Posted by: pep at April 20, 2014 12:47 PM (4nR9/)

133 Happy Easter!

Hi Phoenix Girl!

Posted by: Carol at April 20, 2014 12:48 PM (gjOCp)

134 Anyway the book I've been going through is a collection of poetry. The Diwan of al-Farazdaq:
https://archive.org/details/divandefrazdak01farauoft

Al-Farazdaq gets quoted a lot as a primary source for Umayyad propaganda 670-730 AD. But I couldn't find it except in Arabic, and none of it in easily translatable form (it's poetry, so... hard). BUT, I just found out that someone translated it into French in 1870 ... and someone posted the PDF... and OCR'ed it. So, Google Translate, baby!

Here's al-Farazdaq as a youth, 670ish AD, hiding out in the City of the Prophet:

"If I wanted, the ivory bracelet which jumps (and resounds) upon her plump arms would be mine:
"But it belongs to the fairest of the Medinese beauties: who has not lived in poverty, and has never marched behind the frame of a miserable husband.
...
"She is not one of those skinny (beauties) whose camps are at el-Adan, and who tread lightly in their long dresses with embroidered sleeves.
"She is of a family that collects tax on Christians; the height of her nobility rivals the steep mountains..."

... so, a bit of a chubby chaser, apparently. That and he liked rich women

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at April 20, 2014 12:49 PM (GriRN)

135 132 Posted by: pep at April 20, 2014 12:47 PM (4nR9/)

Bork's "Slouching Towards Gomorrah" is another excellent read along those lines.

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 12:51 PM (FCgaq)

136 43
I'm thinking about re-reading James Michner's works.

I'm about halfway through Poland on the recommendation of my Russian prof; also interesting to me as I have Polish ancestors, but know nothing about Poland.

Haven't quite figured out what to make of it. He's lightly brushed over what look to be some very interesting bits of Polish history and is spending an awful lot of time in 1890's Vienna (by then, my ancestors had bugged out for the sunnier shores of Minnesota).

It's the first Michener I've read.

Posted by: Anachronda at April 20, 2014 12:54 PM (U82Km)

137
Look, you either believe in the justice of war or you don't.
Fine.But don't call Bonhoeffer a martyr. Martyrs don't kill people, and then claim the glory of Christ for doing so.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2014 12:55 PM (RwTMN)

138 135
132 Posted by: pep at April 20, 2014 12:47 PM (4nR9/)



Bork's "Slouching Towards Gomorrah" is another excellent read along those lines.


Agreed. It's Easter, so I'll hold my tongue regarding Teddy Kennedy and his probable current core temperature.

Posted by: pep at April 20, 2014 12:56 PM (4nR9/)

139
Happy Easter to all.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 20, 2014 12:57 PM (hJauc)

140
It was outside leftists with political axes to grind who turned it into a cause celebre, and they basically got him off eventually on technicalities.

Hmmm... lefties idolizing a vicious thug, you say? Unprecedented!

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2014 12:59 PM (RwTMN)

141 >>a very silly book for very silly people

Gasp! It's personalized for *me*?

Cool.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 20, 2014 01:00 PM (SUKHu)

142 136
I've read just about everything he's written. Poland is one of his weaker endeavors.

As mentioned previously, Alaska, Chesapeake, & Hawaii are excellent. I'd also add Texas to the mix.

I think what appeals to me more than anything is the consistent theme of rugged individualism which flows throughout his stories.

The Drifters is also an interesting read, however be prepared for lots of dirty, dirty hippie-ness.

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 01:02 PM (FCgaq)

143
Book Bub is weird.

You can favor
Historical Fiction
Historical Romance
BUT
There's no category for History!

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at April 20, 2014 01:07 PM (h53OH)

144 137 -

I don't know whether he's a martyr or not, but would not categorically say what he was attempting to do: end the evil that is Hitler, does NOT make one a martyr or a saint.

In other words, the act itself would not disqualify one for the categorization.

If you think it does, then I would suggest you are struggling with this concept about the justice of war more than you may realize.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 20, 2014 01:07 PM (BeSEI)

145 Re: 126 - "Well the world is deeply absurd, and Gutfeld sees that is the best way to understand it"

And/or mock it like Breitbart. There's a lot to be said for mockery on the Right, whether by Gutfeld or Dennis Miller. Mockery makes the "cool" seem less than cool.

Posted by: doug at April 20, 2014 01:08 PM (pkn7l)

146 Fenelon,
I'm glad you were well enough for communion.
Rest the this afternoon & hopefully you'll be good as new tomorrow.
I wish you a very blessed Easter.

Posted by: Carol at April 20, 2014 01:08 PM (gjOCp)

147 Re: Bonhoffer, I saw what I thought was a quote that said he viewed trying to kill Hitler in the same light as shooting a motorist in the split second before they plowed their car into a crowd. It's been several years though and I don't remember the source so there's no guarantee it's accurate.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2014 01:10 PM (GDulk)

148 Ha! A rat bastard commie gets popped in the puss. I would like to have seen that.-open blogger

Well, no wonder why I saw a hell of an obituary for this guy, he was a commie.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2014 01:14 PM (HVff2)

149 Finished listening to Arthur Conan Doyle's "The White Company" on TTS. It was an okay standard historical adventure, nothing special. Of course there's the possibility that it was a bigger deal when it was written.

Now listening to Don Quixote. Cervantes seems to have mainly used the character as a way to meet *other* wiser and better characters. I think it was a People's Cube blogger who wrote several years ago that Cervante's meant to show the *danger* of romanticizing the past and past unearned glories and I can totally see that.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2014 01:15 PM (GDulk)

150 105

since when do we pronounce Kiev as "keev?"

Since we pronounce it in Ukrainian rather than Russian? Same way Lugansk becomes Luhansk.

Posted by: Anachronda at April 20, 2014 01:18 PM (U82Km)

151
In other words, the act itself would not disqualify one for the categorization.

I actually think it does, and you're probably in the extreme minority if youbelieve otherwise.
The early Christians didn't conspire to kill Nero, an evil monster if there ever was one. They rather left room for God's vengeance, as the Scriptures instructed them.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2014 01:19 PM (RwTMN)

152 love in the time of diarrhea & vomiting.....sounds wonderful!

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl at April 20, 2014 01:22 PM (u8GsB)

153 I read somewhere that the IRS worried Robert Lynn Aspirin to death.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:59 AM (f2VuK)

Is he dead too? All the authors I grew up reading are dying off. Good thing the Horde is helping renew the genre.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2014 01:22 PM (GDulk)

154 151
In other words, the act itself would not disqualify one for the categorization.

I actually think it does, and you're probably in the extreme minority if youbelieve otherwise.
The early Christians didn't conspire to kill Nero, an evil monster if there ever was one. They rather left room for God's vengeance, as the Scriptures instructed them.
Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2014 01:19 PM (RwTMN)

This & some past posts, interesting argument to kill or not to kill. I'm feeling like an attorney I can argue both sides out of mouth. Ugh

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2014 01:22 PM (HVff2)

155 Meanwhile the guy who commanded the Blue Angles twice and racked up some nice leadership awards has been relieved of command of the aerial demonstration unit.

The literary connection, the PAO for the Navy in the news release is named Kafka.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 20, 2014 01:23 PM (wIBSj)

156 If the early Christians tried to kill Nero-and failed-he would have wiped out the entire sect, something he was trying to do anyway....

Posted by: JoeyBagels at April 20, 2014 01:24 PM (QkMmo)

157 Happy Easter everyone

Posted by: chemjeff at April 20, 2014 01:30 PM (9GG/0)

158 Mario Vargas Llosa is a big "L" Libertarian.

Yer damned straight he punched that Castro sycophant's lights out.

Posted by: Kristophr at April 20, 2014 01:34 PM (c6N69)

159 I thought Bonhoeffer was considered more of a martyr in the way that he faced death instead of what he was attempting to do while alive.

Me, I don't care either way. It is important to accept that your actions have consequences to both yourself and the world at large though.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2014 01:35 PM (SZM+L)

160 He is risen indeed!!!

Happy Easter to all of you 'rons and 'ettes!!!

Fenelon, I hope you feel better soon. But thank you for standing up for the true gospel. We need more to do that.

We have started attending a Messianic Jewish congregation. It is very interesting, and requiring us to learn Hebrew as well. But mainly, it is scriptural, and there aren't Obama bumperstickers in the parking lot.

I feel bad thinking this, but if half the cars in a church parking lot have those stickers, I have to think the church is preaching something that isn't the Gospel.

As for books, I'm reading B.H. Liddell's The Second World War. It's very British-centric, but gives an interesting perspective on the thought processes of the Allies, especially prior to US intervention.

Posted by: Moki at April 20, 2014 01:43 PM (EvHC8)

161 On Kindle I've read Sarah Hoyt's "Witchfinder" and Ceders Sanderson's "Pixie Noir". Liked them both but would have preferred a less large role for a homosexual supporting character in Witchfinder. Have to give Hoyt credit that she made it an integral part of the plot at least instead of simply pandering.

Finished John Ringo's "Council War" series, or at least as much as *he's* finished. There is certainly a possibility for more books but it's been six years so I suspect he's done.

Also read Jim Butcher's "Cold Days" from the Dresden series. I guess I'm also falling into escapist fantasy lately.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2014 01:43 PM (GDulk)

162 Not sure if I would call There Will Be Dragons, Emerald Sea, and Against the Tide as strictly escapist fantasy. Some of the Council who have gone progressive crazy in a quest to improve humanity and what has happened is they have created monsters instead. After how that one Key ended up where it did, there should be more books.

But Ringo has a problem, he has too many series - aka irons in the fire - and even back in 2010 had doubts he would wrap them all up.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 20, 2014 01:53 PM (wIBSj)

163 Agree w/ pablo on foregoing books 4and5 of GOT. The suckage is strong in those two.

Posted by: Buddha at April 20, 2014 01:55 PM (s/sIv)

164 I can't believe people are criticizing Bonhoeffer for plotting against Hitler. I don't care how you fucking phrase it. It was heroic. And since he had to know the chances of getting away with it were slim, he is a martyr.

Posted by: Maj. Beauregard Pug, Continental Army at April 20, 2014 01:56 PM (8c12T)

165 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 20, 2014 01:53 PM (wIBSj)

Well, yeah....but the last one had Orcs.In.Space! Even said so on the blurb.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2014 01:57 PM (GDulk)

166
>>98. I don't know anything about the guy, but martyr seems like a perfectly acceptable term. He was in the service of the Lord, even if it makes some Christians uncomfortable to acknowledge that fact. >>


I'm with you.

Posted by: rrpjr at April 20, 2014 01:58 PM (s/yC1)

167 I have that book also. In hardcover. But the title is so wonky never remember it. And the conclusion of that battle did put a timetable for them to end it or else.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 20, 2014 02:01 PM (wIBSj)

168 Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at April 20, 2014 11:52 AM (6GRz5)

I'm sure you're sick of hearing this, but when's the *next* one coming out? And have you gotten an editor? Love everything about your books but the hideous typos.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2014 02:01 PM (GDulk)

169 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 20, 2014 02:01 PM (wIBSj)

I got the hardcover from the library (which I *finally* found a couple of weeks ago). Reminds me of a WoW graphic with orc and human facing off.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2014 02:03 PM (GDulk)

170 One of the "modern" religious book I really enjoyed was Nevil Shute's Round the Bend. His best novel, IMHO.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2014 02:05 PM (u82oZ)

171 And it has been 16 days since I sent a story submission to Liberty Island to the email address they have on their web-site.

So far zero response.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 20, 2014 02:11 PM (wIBSj)

172 I read "Love in the Time of Cholera" and "One Hundred Years of Solitude". Both were tedious and stumbled around without going anywhere. Not a fan.

If you are looking for magical realism (or whatever that dumb oxymoronic reference is) read Mark Halperin.

P.S. Happy Easter and He really did rise from the grave!

Posted by: elliot m at April 20, 2014 02:11 PM (vPhnb)

173 Frederick Brown, The Embrace of Unreason

I'm looking at this now at the Barnes ampersand Noble. It's about how France, despite having a decent army, failed to "fight on the streets" and in the... riverbanks I suppose are the beaches between Paris and Germany... after the Krauts outmanoeuvred them.

It seems the French had decided that fascism was fine, and something had to be done about the Jews. So, why NOT Hitler. A French fuhrer would have been better, but hey.

The book makes a good case that this disgusting thought process was a thing with French intellectuals (the other big idea there was of course Stalin, which isn't any better). The Stavisky Affair was a watershed: there had been a Ponzi scheme in 1934, and a lot of French politicians were deep in it. The parallels with Bernie Madoff are chilling (I bet Madoff converted lots of Americans to antisemitism, ditto Goldman Sachs). And then there was the 1937 World Fair in which there was a pavilion dedicated to the wonderful art of the Nuremberg Rally.

Pretty damn scary.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 20, 2014 02:18 PM (6mYGI)

174 Methinks OregonMuse is a bit squishy on Hitler.

Posted by: packsoldier at April 20, 2014 02:22 PM (QJGAX)

175 Bonhffer isn't even a martyr by Islamic standards, let alone Christian. He didn't die for the faith. He tried to kill, for justice. He died because he failed.

Now, what he did *was* just, but it wasn't (specifically) Christian.

And saying OregonMuse is "squishy on Hitler" is just slimy.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 20, 2014 02:28 PM (6mYGI)

176 Happy Easter!!!!!!!

Vic

I LOVE D & L Eddings!! The Belgariad was the first Fantasy I ever read.

I'm ecstatic that my son is reading The Mallorean now.

I'm going to check out the Elder Gods, Ty for the suggestion

Posted by: ginaswo at April 20, 2014 02:30 PM (VGpgb)

177 Love in the time of cholera is pretty good. I enjoyed it anyway.

Posted by: SailorChick '95 at April 20, 2014 02:34 PM (uhuPK)

178 There was an interesting column in the WSJ the other day viewing Dante's Divine Comedy as s self help guide

Added that to my reread list Some works get better and or wildly different when read years apart. I love that

Right now I'm reading The Nag Hammadi Scriptures edited by Meyer

Thank God, literally, for inspiring the footnotes that help decipher the words inspired then

Posted by: ginaswo at April 20, 2014 02:37 PM (VGpgb)

179 How come we can have Umlauts and not Ampersands?

Posted by: Tonestaple at April 20, 2014 02:52 PM (B7YN4)

180 Aargh - I always arrive when the Book Thread is practically over! I've been waiting for weeks to get here and ask a question about a book I read once and have forgotten the name of. Always the morons have come through and helped me rediscover these lost books, so I'll post this in the hopes someone will see it. If no one answers, I'll try again next week when the early crowd arrives.

OK, it was written, I think, in the late 50s or early 60s, when the Cold War was in full swing. It was that period when people were getting fatalistic about communism, and there was a feeling that eventually it would wear down the West and the best we could do was sort of stall its inevitable progress.

It takes place somewhat in the future. The main plot I remember is about a Russian writer who is one of those privileged types who gets to travel in the West. He's in America for some conference and news comes that democratic forces have managed to overthrow the Communists. He gives interviews denouncing communism and welcoming freedom, when an update arrives - the communists have crushed the revolt. He has no choice but to defect to the West now.

Now that he has the chance to really write the truth, he has a complete writer's block. He starts to hang out more and more at a restaurant haunted by other Russian expatriates, and ends up sinking into alcoholism. In the end, a Soviet commissar comes to take him back to the USSR and he doesn't even resist.

There are some other subplots, about an American girl in love with a Soviet agent, but the one about the Russian writer is the one I remember. The story was very fatalistic, the theme being that the Russians were fated to triumph because of their unwavering certainty, even though their cause was rotten.

I had thought it was written by Koestler, but I've looked up his bibliography and nothing there looks likely. Does anyone have any ideas?

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at April 20, 2014 03:23 PM (FkH4y)

181 Happy Blessed Easter!

But go easy on Bonhoeffer. Many here at the HQ would have no problem dropping nukes on the Middle East following 9/11. Certainly, that would have probably sent a stronger message than dicking around there for 10+ years, but it's hard for me to see how a belief in that and in Christ can mingle.


And this is from a guy who rolls his eyes everytime the leftist catholic priests here in Tucson make intercessions for "an end to the drone violence and for stronger gun laws." Lol

Posted by: Danny at April 20, 2014 03:23 PM (6HLNw)

182 Just finishing up this book today and I think it's perfect for the Moron Horde. It's called Beverly Hills is Burning by Neil Russell. It's got it
all: sex (including lesbians!), violence, action, suspense, mystery,
profanity, gangsters, hitmen, actors, aviators and billionaires set
against an incredible backdrop of a story that weaves back and forth
between modern day LA and 1930s Hollywood, New York, and Cuba. And the main character (Rail Black) is a billionaire former Delta Force operator who loves America. Kind of refreshing no?

http://amzn.to/1hUOwFa

Posted by: SircleMemphis at April 20, 2014 03:27 PM (llp1/)

183 I hope those who have read Stephenson's Reamde don't get hooked on him. I have spent the last year, on and off, plowing (with great glee and occasional frustration) through Cryptnomicon and the Baroque Cycle. That is well over 4,000 pages. I have also done Snow Crash and Zodiac. I am having a lot of trouble getting through Ananthem. But Stephenson is addicting. The cocaine of the paragraph set.

Hi, my name is Anchovy and I am a Stephenson addict. I can't help myself. Help me.

As a side note, I believe he writes all of these in long hand with a pen and paper. Stephenson is probably one of the top 5 people in the world I would like to meet.

Posted by: anchovy at April 20, 2014 03:28 PM (MNxW+)

184 Marquez may have been a commie, but his writing is amazing. Read "One Hundred Years of Solitude" or "Autumn of the Patriarch" and see if you don't agree.

Posted by: Mark Shaw at April 20, 2014 03:50 PM (g/WXT)

185 If you want Christians genuinely martyred by the Nazis, you could look at Maximilian Kolbe or Edith Stein. Or the 108 Polish martyrs of WWII. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/108_Martyrs_of_World_War_II

Or these four men who were guillotined for distributing copies anti-Nazi sermons. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2739882/posts

(Foxe's Book of Martyrs is historically dubious at best...)

Posted by: Res at April 20, 2014 03:54 PM (ljZDy)

186 For those military-minded Morons who are fans of LTC Tom Kratman, the eARC for "The Rods and the Axe""is up on baen.com- will cost you fifteen bucks but at least you know where the Carerra-verse is going a little further.

Posted by: SGT Dan at April 20, 2014 04:10 PM (jUeGo)

187 I just wanted to make a few comments about Dietrich Bonhoeffer (and to quote from Metaxas' book) since I am one of the people here who has read Metaxas' book, "Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy" which I enjoyed very much. I can certainly understand why people would not regard him as a martyr for the faith. He was not a martyr in the sense of giving one's life for the faith as Christians who executed in early Rome did, or the men and women who face death every day in the Mideast who are killed simply because they are Christian. However, he did give his life for a greater cause which is one definition of being a martyr. h gave his life for that of his beloved Germany and against the horror of the evil of Nazism which was absolutely antithetical to what he believed about Christianity. The title of Metaxas' book uses the term martyr, but I don't even know that Bonhoeffer would describe himself that way. I think he would just describe himself as a Christian.

(The following comments are taken from the chapter "On the Road to freedom" in Metaxas' biography of Bonhoeffer)

Bonheoffer died April 8th-the first Sunday after Easter. Before that happened he was to hold a religious service for other prisoners, several of whom were Roman Catholic and one whom was an Atheist. Bonhoeffer didn't want to impose, but the Atheist in particular insisted. Twenty four hours before he left this world he performed the service of a pastor He read the verses of the day Isaiah 53:5, "With his stripes we are healed" and 1st Peter 1:3 "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy we have been born to a living hope through our resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ from the dead." He then explained these verses to everyone, Best (one of the prisoners) recalled that Bonhoeffer spoke to us in a manner which reached the hearts of all, finding just the words to express the spirit of our imprisonment thoughts and resolutions which it had brought."


He had hardly finished the last prayer before he was being taken away by the guards. He knew that this meant his end. Best said. "He drew me aside and said, " This is the end he said. For me it is the beginning of life."

After his sentence of death was passed the Dr, at Flossenburg said,"I saw Pastor Bonhoeffer kneeling on the floor praying fervently to his God...I was deeply moved by the way that this lovable man prayed, so devout and certain that God heard his prayer. At the place of execution, he again said a short prayer and then climbed the steps to the fallow, brave and composed. In the almost 50 years I have worked as a doctor, I have hardly every seen a man die so entirely submissive to the will of God."

People can certainly come to disagreement as to whether Bohhoeffer did was right. Oregon Muse is quite correct in mentioning that the early Christian martyrs-as far as we know- did not plot against Nero- and indeed prayed for their persecutors. I don't think I personally could have plotted the death of Hitler. However, Bonhoeffer died on the direct orders of Hitler because Hitler wanted to take down the men who conspired against him, even though the Nazi regime was collapsing around him and Hitler would die three weeks later.

I guess what makes Bonhoeffer a martyr is that for me is that he would not have died had he stayed in America, and if he had not been faithful to speaking out against Hitler. I think he would have died even without the plot against Hitler. Hitler loathed Christians who didn't support him.In fact, Bonhoeffer was initially imprisoned before the authorities knew about the plat to kill Hitler. He suffered for his faith, and felt like it was his duty to suffer with those who suffered. His body like the Jews who died in the camp at the same time were burned in piles because the crematorium wasn't working."

In the memorial service for Bonhoeffer Bishop Bell in London said, of Bonhoeffer, "Wherever he went..he was fearless, regardless of himself, and with it all, devoted his heart and soul to his parents, his friends, his country as God willed it to be, to his church and to his Master."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 20, 2014 04:19 PM (XyM/Y)

188 Marquez may have been a commie, but his writing is amazing. Read "One Hundred Years of Solitude" or "Autumn of the Patriarch" and see if you don't agree.

Posted by: Mark Shaw at April 20, 2014 03:50 PM (g/WXT)


I did, and I don't. Along with Susan Sonntag, Frantz Fanon and Chinua Achebe, he is on my "most pretentious and I'm bitter I had to read them" authors list.

That was when I was young and had to do what professors told me, however. Now that I am older and the master of my own fate, I can drop a book and run away after the first few pages tell me it's going to be an overwrought, overwritten, self-indulgent stinker. That survival instinct has served me in good stead; it saved me from the Illuminatus! trilogy, the collected works of George R.R. Martin, and everything ever written by William S. Burroughs and anyone he ever met.

Posted by: CQD at April 20, 2014 04:22 PM (4iOIE)

189 As far as fiction and religion are concerned, I've always loved both of these and have re-read them a number of times.


"A Canticle for Leibowitz"


"A Rose for Ecclesiastes".


Happy Easter everyone...



Posted by: HH at April 20, 2014 04:26 PM (XXwdv)

190 And as far as St Maximilian Kolbe, he was a very inspirational man and yes-a martyr for the faith. He was a RC Priest killed for his faith during Hitler's Germany. Here is a short clip from a one man show about him from Saint Luke Productions:

http://www.stlukeproductions.com/dramas/saint-maximilian

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 20, 2014 04:32 PM (XyM/Y)

191 Dr. Mabuse, I will post your book bleg in next week's thread and hopefully we'll come up with something. I have done 3 or 4 book blegs and the mighty Horde has always com through.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2014 04:38 PM (fTJ5O)

192 I love Foxe's Book of Martyrs-whether dubious or not. :^) ever since I read it at age 15 and requested my mother purchase it- it something she was rather surprised at since we came from an entirely non religious household.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 20, 2014 04:51 PM (XyM/Y)

193 Thank you very much OM! I have trouble getting on the computer on the weekends, as my autistic son tends to monopolize it to watch YouTube videos. It's rare that I get in early on a thread (let alone first!).

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at April 20, 2014 05:03 PM (FkH4y)

194 Thank you so much, Oregon Muse, for this Easter book thread, and thank you for the very kind mention in your opening remarks. I've been so busy today with church, Easter brunch, and now preparing for Easter dinner that I haven't had time to read through the thread thoroughly, but I'm trying! (In between getting the ham glaze ready and the biscuits done).

BTW, just skimming, and don't have time to go into this too deeply, but I too have qualms about putting Bonhoeffer in the Christian martyr category, as I mentioned previously to Oregon Muse as well. It doesn't mean I'm squishy on Hitler , it just means that I'm not exactly sure if one could say Pastor Dietrich died because of his Christian faith, or for the fact that he committed what would amount to a treasonous act as a German citizen. I think I might have wanted to do the same as he. But I would hope no one would put my in Fox's Book of Martyrs for it.

Anyway, what matters is that Jesus is alive, and Hitler is dead. Hallelujah.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 20, 2014 06:12 PM (oMKp3)

195 Bonhoeffer: We can judge him ad nauseum, but then God has already doe that. Some critical things to recall or to cause you to read the Metaxas book, Bonhoeffer was a conspirator but did not personally attemp to kill Hitler. That he clearly would have given the chance misses the point of action vs intent. Second, the Metaxas book is worthwhile if for no other reason but that it describes in scary detail how an extreme ideologically driven demagogue can "transform" the Church into a tool of his ideology. In that sense, this book is a superb counterpoint to "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" by Shirer in that the Shirer book describes in detail how an apolitical, intensely patriotic and professional military was subverted using similar methods. In a time when many, many otherwise courageous men and women around the globe melted averted their eyes from the truth or surrendered to the ideology, Bonhoeffer fought. He fought for the Church. He fought for the Jews. He fought for the Germany of magnificent culture and intellect and he fought most of all for the heart of Christ ministering to the end as a previous commentor described. I will not judge him. I will simply call myself fortunate for not having to endure the trials he faced.

Posted by: Tom Cantwell at April 20, 2014 06:15 PM (DPIO6)

196 oh, and...Happy Easter! He is Risen!

Posted by: Tom Cantwell at April 20, 2014 06:27 PM (DPIO6)

197 It is a mis-translation of the Bible (Exodus 20:13) that says 'Thou shall not kill', though that is what the King James Version says (and other, lesser known versions also). The 1612 version of the Bible that was Authorized by King James has a lot of these errors.

A better translation of the Hebrew is "You will not murder. This is an entirely different way of looking at the topic. If it were morally wrong for a Christian Soldier to kill, then never would a Christian serve in an armed force. Yet many of earliest non-Jewish Christians were soldiers (such as those at Philippi). The difference between
"killing" and "murdering" is the concept of "justice". It is okay that a Christian soldier serve, and if necessary kill. But such killing should always be 'just'.
Its hard to make a case that any assassination plot against Hitler any time after 1939 would be unjust. Bonhoffer (or any Christian) would have the moral duty to kill Hitler and/or any of his close associates. This is the requirement of justice.

To bring this topic up-to-date, consider the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman issue. Zimmerman never claimed that he did NOT kill Martin. Rather, he did not murder Martin. Zimmerman was in fear for his life, and killing Martin was justified. I would not necessarily say that it was a righteous act, but it was justified under Florida law and even that of the Old Testament.

Posted by: Geekasaurus at April 20, 2014 06:35 PM (P9M3r)

198 Next Easter I'm going to go to Grammie Winger's house. :^) Here we just have a little ham in the afternoon and then if anyone is so inclined they just gnaw on leftovers until the evening. At her house they have Easter brunch and then later have Easter dinner with biscuits too.

Don't worry, grammie. Iwon't really inflict myself on you.

A joyous Easter to you and your fortunate and well fed family. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 20, 2014 08:03 PM (XyM/Y)

199 I'd recommend some 19th Century/early 20th stuff:
Wilkie Collins: "The Moonstone" and "The Woman in White", especially the latter.
Thomas Mann: "Buddenbrooks" and if you want to go real heavy -- "The Magic Mountain".
And a sleeper by George Orwell: "Burmese Days".

More recently Iain Pears's "An Instance of the Fingerpost" and "The Dream of Scipio".

Posted by: BarneyOffal at April 20, 2014 10:18 PM (ul4Lc)

200 91 I don't know how many of you have been following it, but Larry Correia has been calling for / sponsoring a Hugo Award counter insurgency to negate the leftist circle jerk that those awards tend to fall into.

The butthurt and schadenfreude are delicious.

Posted by: Emile Antoon Khadaji at April 20, 2014 11:58 AM (BVTtz)

Yeah, this is 100% worth the forty bucks it cost me to nominate. I didn't expect Vox Day to actually have a shot so I didn't read his work/nominate him. Now I'll have to because if he somehow comes in first the shitstorm would be glorious.

Posted by: BornLib at April 20, 2014 11:44 PM (zpNwC)

201 Sigh. The Book Thread is my favorite thing about this blog, also the most depressing because there are so many great book recommendations. I'll never read them all. But I'll certainly try!

Posted by: sinalco at April 20, 2014 11:50 PM (V42Jv)

Sunday Morning Open Thread

Happy Easter!

Posted by: Andy at 07:22 AM



Comments

1 Blessed Resurrection Sunday!

Posted by: katya the designated driver at April 20, 2014 07:23 AM (4Chvm)

2 Yo. Up and at 'em you buncha morons!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 20, 2014 07:23 AM (b/lt+)

3 Oh yeah.. Happy Easter.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 20, 2014 07:24 AM (b/lt+)

4 Good Morning Morons. Today is Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014. On this day in 1946 The League of Nations dissolved giving most of its power to the UN. So we traded one useless group for an even more corrupt and useless group.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:24 AM (T2V/1)

5 Obamacide site users are told to change their passwords due to Heartbleed hole. So not only does the site not work most of the time it is full of piracy and hacking risks. Wonderful, I could have written better code using S-Basic for the Kapro. (my first computer)


http://tinyurl.com/mno9nch

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:24 AM (T2V/1)

6 But thanks be to God, which giveth to us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Cor 15:57)

Happy Easter!

Posted by: biancaneve at April 20, 2014 07:25 AM (2sR50)

7 IL has proposed a new State law that would allow medical marijuana users to keep their guns. So why is this and issue?


However, letting pot users possess firearms still puts the state in direct conflict with federal law that prohibits “shipping, transporting, receiving or possessing firearms or ammunition,” while under a controlled substance.


The federal government, which puts marijuana on the same outlawed level as heroin, is not backing off its position.



So, the useless shits in the corrupt Obamanite administration will not enforce the marijuana law and they are reducing sentences and letting convicted pot users out of jail but they damn sure will not let them possess a gun which is guaranteed by the Constitution. Meanwhile, there is not one damn line in the list of enumerated powers that allows Congress to outlaw ANY drug. Also, there is no "good and plenty" or "I won" clause either.


http://tinyurl.com/k8lcn77

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:25 AM (T2V/1)

8 Obama is flying out again to waste a shit-ton of more money.


http://tinyurl.com/l8vahbx

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:25 AM (T2V/1)

9 Are there any atheists having hissy fits yet?

Posted by: katya the designated driver at April 20, 2014 07:25 AM (4Chvm)

10 Medicare paid $12M to dead people in IL since 1970. Most likely a lot of them voted too. Will the IRS go after their descendents?


http://tinyurl.com/k5q3j5k

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:25 AM (T2V/1)

11 Woman broke into her boyfriend's house, stole his car, and then lost control of it and crashed it into a home killing a sleeping 62 year old woman. Weeks is now facing several charges including vehicular homicide, burglary, and battery, the report said.


These car crashes into homes and businesses are becoming routine. I guess building codes will soon require a steel crash barrier around your homes.


http://tinyurl.com/k6enkhu

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:25 AM (T2V/1)

12 Happy Easter!

Keep 'em coming Vic.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at April 20, 2014 07:26 AM (V70Uh)

13 A creeping landslide in Jackson, WY is destroying homes. But get this:


Authorities said there could be a variety of causes for the slide, including prior construction at the site, warmer weather and a wet winter that put more water into the ground where it acts as a lubricant for unstable rocks and soil.


So AP found "unnamed authorities" that blamed "warmer weather" AKA Global Warming that is causing this. We are experiencing the coldest winter in a century nationwide and they are blaming warming. The woman from Jackson I heard on the radio said that this area had always been a "rock fall-landslide" area. So IOW the idiots who built the homes were stupid.

http://tinyurl.com/lfkadro

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:26 AM (T2V/1)

14 One more DIABLO looking at getting into the 2016 Republican primaries.


http://tinyurl.com/kd8s3qx

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:26 AM (T2V/1)

15 Obama is giving Al Qeada in Syria advanced anti-tank weapons. So he has crossed the line in violating a law forbidding aiding terrorists. This is a major felony for you and me but not Obama.


http://tinyurl.com/lrettll

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:26 AM (T2V/1)

16 Holocaust survivor says Jews should get out of the Ukraine now. He is absolutely correct. And I will add, Christians should get out of all Muzzie ruled countries as well.


http://tinyurl.com/mfycrvm

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:27 AM (T2V/1)

17 A Fox executive has been fired for using the company e-mail to help set up a charity for loved ones of the missing flight 370. It was a "violation of company policy". This is incredibly tone deaf and as you can see, the more liberal press is glad to jump all over it. So Republicans are not the only ones that can step on their cranks and give liberals a boost.


http://tinyurl.com/me9owef

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:27 AM (T2V/1)

18 Look at dumb ass Democrat (DAD) Senator from CT standing in a danger zone at a press conference for "train safety" almost get hit by a train. We need a national conversation on trains.


http://tinyurl.com/lc2z69u

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:27 AM (T2V/1)

19 A liwwel bunny wabbit!

Posted by: blog force one at April 20, 2014 07:27 AM (IBLOE)

20 Republican assembly-woman in NV eats Chris Hayes' lunch and shows the stupid RNC leadership how to handle a hostile interview. Or maybe its because the MFM is totally out to lunch on this Bundy thing. She should run for Dirty Hairy's Senate seat.


http://tinyurl.com/n7ebebz

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:27 AM (T2V/1)

21 OFA, a non-profit 501(c4) group and Obama's former campaign organization, sends out an e-mail about Republican's war on women. Why hasn't the IRS audited the shit out of this group? (Rhetorical question) In any case the e-mail has a picture of Ted "the swimmer" Kennedy. The irony, it burns.


http://tinyurl.com/m5jhkwf

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:28 AM (T2V/1)

22 huh. I thought sure we we just going to be stuck with three ONTs 'til Noon. Whattaya know!

Morning, Glorious children of the Almighty.

Posted by: mindful webworker about to start the coffee at April 20, 2014 07:28 AM (Jh9QN)

23 CAIR wants Mosques to apply for DHS grant money. I would almost be willing to bet they would get it too. Not so much your local Baptist church because ACLU and shit.


http://tinyurl.com/kaa27xh

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:28 AM (T2V/1)

24 The Internet allows conservatives to send "unregulated data" bypassing the Democrat owned and controlled MFM said Clinton. (or words to that affect)


http://tinyurl.com/lw2297p

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:28 AM (T2V/1)

25 No surprise, Rubio's numbers are dropping like a rock in the NH polls.


http://tinyurl.com/mcmyze9

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:29 AM (T2V/1)

26 NRO doesn't think Cankles' chances in 2016 are that good. I have to disagree with one thing. The author thinks the MFM will "fact check" her. Yeah, I believe that all right. Here is what I think. We will have to watch and see whom the MFM will pick to push. They have already whitewashed the Benghazi debacle that has her hands all over it, not to mention lying to congress about it. If the MFM decide she is their candidate (vs Obama last time) they will push her like a dung beetle pushes a ball of elephant shit. And all her numbers will improve as the liberal outlets do their slanted polls.


http://tinyurl.com/knxuofz

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:29 AM (T2V/1)

27 Daily Deals


http://tinyurl.com/mfe9mmq


That's it for today folks and I hope everyone has a happy and blessed Easter. Also remember what the occasion is. And it's not a celebration for eating peeps.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:29 AM (T2V/1)

28 Looks like an Oldsmobile Alero, pretty sure GM is alive but Mrs. Ball is still dead.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 20, 2014 07:30 AM (wIBSj)

29 Happy Easter, all,

Posted by: Jeffrey Pelt at April 20, 2014 07:31 AM (Jsiw/)

30 20 Republican assembly-woman in NV eats Chris Hayes' lunch and shows the stupid RNC leadership how to handle a hostile interview. Or maybe its because the MFM is totally out to lunch on this Bundy thing. She should run for Dirty Hairy's Senate seat.

I loved mediate's slant on the story: glorious MSNBC pundit can't get crazy Republican to admit Bundy is evil.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at April 20, 2014 07:31 AM (uhAkr)

31 Obama is flying out again to waste a shit-ton of more money.
Posted by: Vic
..............
I now look at this as money well spent.. I figure he can't fuck up too much back home when he's away.. so, let him go..

Plus, there's always that remote chance of Air Force One having problems over very deep water.. just sayin'..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 20, 2014 07:31 AM (b/lt+)

32 I now look at this as money well spent.. I figure he can't fuck up too much back home when he's away.. so, let him go..

Plus, there's always that remote chance of Air Force One having problems over very deep water.. just sayin'..


Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 20, 2014 07:31 AM (b/lt+)

When he is at home he is playing golf. Jarret and a host of commie pukes under him are doing all the shit.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:35 AM (T2V/1)

33 11
I guess building codes will soon require a steel crash barrier around your homes.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:25 AM (T2V/1)


That could come in handy for SWAT raids.

Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2014 07:38 AM (sdi6R)

34 33 That could come in handy for SWAT raids.

Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2014 07:38 AM (sdi6R)

What you need for that is a steel reinforced door with steel frame and polycarbonate windows.

Of course then they will blow a hole though the wall with a tank or shaped charge. All that after killing your dog.


Then they will come in beat the shit out of you and arrest you for your overdue library books.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:41 AM (T2V/1)

35 Hey Vic I sold Kaypros in the mid 80's. They were supposed to be portable but we called then "luggable"

Those 9" green screen boxes taught me a lot about computers and programming, much of which I have long since forgotten.

Did you know Arthur C Clarke had one?

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 07:44 AM (JdEZJ)

36 I apologize for anything untoward I may have written this morning. Wasn't my fault; I was pre-caffeinated.

I apologize for anything untoward I may yet write this morning. Won't be my fault; I'll blame the caffeine.

The wonder of drugs as excuse! Next best thing to being Democrat.

Posted by: mindful webworker just a cup... or two... at April 20, 2014 07:45 AM (Jh9QN)

37 35
Hey Vic I sold Kaypros in the mid 80's. They were supposed to be portable but we called then "luggable"



Those 9" green screen boxes taught me a lot about computers and programming, much of which I have long since forgotten.



Did you know Arthur C Clarke had one?

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 07:44 AM (JdEZJ)

Mine was a desk model. Had a contractor at work though that had one of those "portables". Yes, it was a monster.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:46 AM (T2V/1)

38 Alleluia!

Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed!

Posted by: grammie winger at April 20, 2014 07:48 AM (oMKp3)

39 The desk model? Did it run CPM or was it one of the early PC clones?

I only remember one CPM desktop. As I recall they had a built in monitor too but were not very popular.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 07:49 AM (JdEZJ)

40 Well no one got an Easter surprise of winning the Powerball. It rolled over to a $150 million annuity jackpot for Wednesday.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 20, 2014 07:50 AM (wIBSj)

41 39 Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 07:49 AM (JdEZJ)


Yes, it ran CPM. I had a damn hard time finding compatible software because Gates and IBM had teamed up. I eventually got rid of it after spending a ton of money on upgrades. That is when I learned my lesson about upgrades.


Don't do it,

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:51 AM (T2V/1)

42 Boy, Google really went all out for Easter on the home page.

Posted by: Bill at April 20, 2014 07:51 AM (uvyrw)

43 "Live under control, and die"

Posted by: new hampshire at April 20, 2014 07:52 AM (WCnJW)

44 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week,
Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

The angel said to the women, Do not be afraid,
for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; He has risen, just as he said."


~ Matthew 28

Posted by: grammie winger at April 20, 2014 07:53 AM (oMKp3)

45 Well there is one science fiction book on this list might snag since it is free. And even though it says part of a trilogy.

http://www.weberbooks.com/kindle/

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 20, 2014 07:53 AM (wIBSj)

46 Hard to believe that some of those old PCs went for $5k. Hard drives for $1000+. The money I blew on PCs and upgrades, sheesh.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 07:56 AM (JdEZJ)

47 Amazon has a ton of free Kindle books, also check out the Baen free library.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:57 AM (T2V/1)

48 Song for post # 44, from the late great Keith Green


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OEqavkJGCE


Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday! I have Nursery duty for early service this morning so I have to get crackin'

Posted by: grammie winger at April 20, 2014 07:57 AM (oMKp3)

49
Goid morning everyone and happy Easter!!!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 20, 2014 07:59 AM (GLv5I)

50 46
Hard to believe that some of those old PCs went for $5k. Hard drives for $1000+. The money I blew on PCs and upgrades, sheesh.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 07:56 AM (JdEZJ)

I paid about $3K for my computer and a Kapro printer (which was a daisy wheel). All that for a 20M hard drive, single 5" floppy, and a monochrome monitor. I had originally intended this only work work related stuff at home.
I still have the printer. It was a diablo with a Kapro sticker on it.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 08:00 AM (T2V/1)

51 Goid motning to you too COJ! And Heppey Easter to you all!

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 08:00 AM (JdEZJ)

52 13 A creeping landslide in Jackson, WY is destroying homes. But get this:

I was expecting fracking to be blamed.

Happy Easter!

Posted by: Golfman in NC at April 20, 2014 08:02 AM (/djtm)

53 Oh yes the 12 CPS daisy wheel printer. Made beautiful text and a horrible racket. Lawyers loved those things.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 08:02 AM (JdEZJ)

54 53
Oh yes the 12 CPS daisy wheel printer. Made beautiful text and a horrible racket. Lawyers loved those things.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 08:02 AM (JdEZJ)

It would be nice if I could find some drivers for that thing for Windows XP and run it one time for old time sake.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 08:05 AM (T2V/1)

55 Alleluia! Christ is risen!
Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at April 20, 2014 08:05 AM (ir/tW)

56 Creeping Landslide sounds like a good name for a band.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 08:06 AM (JdEZJ)

57 John C. Houbolt has died, at age 95. His story should be taught as an example of what one competent person with the courage and conviction that comes with being right can do to change the policy of a large government bureaucracy.

Putting Americans on the moon in 1969 was a monumental team effort involving hundreds of thousands of people. But a letter the lowly Houbolt wrote to a top dog at NASA in 1961 made Houbolt as responsible for that achievement as any other single person.

Posted by: Roscoe at April 20, 2014 08:06 AM (YBusZ)

58 The "Red Dawn" remake was not a total suckfest. But who did they make it for? There was no patriotism. You make "Red Dawn", you gotta layer on the goddamn red, white and blue.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 20, 2014 08:06 AM (celt+)

59 Antonin Scalia says "if taxes get too high, maybe you should revolt."

That would have gotten him banned at Hot Air.

http://goo.gl/VQM0Wq

Posted by: Harrison Bergeron at April 20, 2014 08:12 AM (eAJwE)

60 You know those two brothers walking down the Emmaus road? Jesus had one amazing sense of showmanship.

He sent Mary, but most of the apostles said, yeah, sure, hysterical woman. So, he sent total strangers. That had to be startling. He didn't go directly to the apostles first. There's an aspect to that which seems to me simultaneously wisely parental yet quietly hilarious. Messing with 'em. But not without high purpose.

Posted by: mindful webworker - a painted shell of his real hardboiled self at April 20, 2014 08:12 AM (9Zci/)

61 "It would be nice if I could find some drivers for that thing for Windows XP and run it one time for old time sake."

Good luck with that. I think you can run a self test by holding down one of the buttons while turning it on.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 08:13 AM (JdEZJ)

62

42
Boy, Google really went all out for Easter on the home page.

Posted by: Bill at April 20, 2014 07:51 AM (uvyrw)

Google. Smells like big Evil to me.

Posted by: NCwoof at April 20, 2014 08:14 AM (aUQgu)

63 How did the Easter bunny get by me last night?? I've got a basket on the table!

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 08:16 AM (JdEZJ)

64 I've got a collection of old Macintoshes that cost probably $20,000 new that I've picked up at thrift stores for just about $200 total. And that includes the $125 for the Apple IIe.

Posted by: --- at April 20, 2014 08:17 AM (MMC8r)

65 Ok time to make the waffles before Church. See yall later!

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 08:17 AM (JdEZJ)

66 Many dreams come true and some have silver linings
I live for my dream and a pocketful of gold.

Posted by: that 70s earworm at April 20, 2014 08:20 AM (Cq0oW)

67 BTW if any of you Morons are in the market for a new reciever compatible with all the new video shit Amazon has a today only deal on a Denon reciever. Although not this one, I have one similar and it was been solid.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 08:21 AM (T2V/1)

68 Posted by: --- at April 20, 2014 08:17 AM (MMC8r)

I remember buying a Macintosh Performa 405 in 1993. It cost about 1200 bucks.

80 MB hard drive. That wouldn't hold 10 pictures from my camera!

Posted by: Anthony L. at April 20, 2014 08:24 AM (qRDBx)

69 Good morning and Happy Easter!!

Twitchy has the funny headline: High holiday on 4/20 calls for special kind of Easter grass.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 20, 2014 08:25 AM (SUKHu)

70 Christ is Risen!
He is Risen indeed!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 20, 2014 08:30 AM (o3MSL)

71 Happy Easter!!

http://tinyurl.com/mwnct66

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 08:34 AM (0FSuD)

72 Happy Resurrection Day fellow Morons!

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 08:34 AM (FCgaq)

73 Happy Easter everyone!

It's incredible (not really) they are trying to blame the landslide in Jackson on "warming". We have 8 months of winter up here and sometimes more. Especially so in the mountains. Maybe they want to look at that massive natural geo-thermal system that resides nearby instead.

Posted by: small town girl at April 20, 2014 08:36 AM (mfutM)

74 God Morning pixel people.

Yes, he is risen as he said he would.

I hope everyone has a blessed day celebrating.

Posted by: Gmac-Pondering the coming implosion, and hoping its 404care at April 20, 2014 08:36 AM (baiNQ)

75 Old computer hardware... the Thunderer, daisy-wheel printer.

I had the wide-carriage pinfeed-paper attachment, numerous wheels, pica, elite, italics. Different color ribbons. And the ribbon re-inker. (My accountant had the same, until he spilled a bottle of ink on an expensive oriental carpet, after which he calculated just buying fresh ribbons was more economical. Heh Good times.)

1200 precious 1980 dollars, a real hearty investment even when I was well-off.

Bought fanfold paper by the case. Still have half a case of wide-carriage green-bar fanfold, if anyone needs some.

The one thing I never sprang for was the sound-insulated clamshell box for it. My neighbors didn't complain. But, then, I was the landlord....

Yes, I do still have it in the museum.

Posted by: mindful webworker - computerist at April 20, 2014 08:39 AM (0L1sw)

76 At Instapundit:

>>Instead, the real underlying problem at UMass Dartmouth continues to be an administrative crisis that is getting worse as senior administrators literally isolate themselves from the campus behind multiple walls of bullet proof glass, key code security systems, body guards, and newly constructed safe rooms."

Okay.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 20, 2014 08:39 AM (SUKHu)

77 This song always gives me chills when I hear it as I feel the Spirit is there at this performance. It is especially appropriate today.

Happy Easter!

The Garden Tomb by the Isaacs YouTube:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/lcf5u4b

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 20, 2014 08:42 AM (o3MSL)

78 Posted by: small town girl at April 20, 2014 08:36 AM (mfutM)

Even on Easter, Al Gore & Associates need their extortion money.

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 20, 2014 08:45 AM (o3MSL)

79 Pfft.

I remember building a Tarbell controller and being thrilled when I got an 8" floppy drive to work with the MITS S-100 machine that I had.

More to the point Happy Easter!

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 08:50 AM (aDwsi)

80 Finally, ham again

Posted by: Uncle Bob at April 20, 2014 08:51 AM (/vO0r)

81 Hrothgar, love the Isaacs. Happy Easter, everybody.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at April 20, 2014 08:52 AM (OSzB9)

82 BTW - BASIC celebrates its 50th birthday on May1.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 08:53 AM (aDwsi)

83 Happy Easter all. Won't be around much today, daughter coming home, going to church, then brunch. Gonna be a busy day for this old timer.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 20, 2014 08:55 AM (Q8vlx)

84 Good Morning & Happy Easter.

Hrothgar, how is Barbara doing? Did all our prayers help?
I'm going to say another as soon as I hit post.

Posted by: Carol at April 20, 2014 08:56 AM (gjOCp)

85 Morons, HAPPY EASTER!

Look what I found in my basket/dream.

http://tinyurl.com/m5pjtge

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 08:57 AM (0FSuD)

86 My first PC was a Cromemco CP/M machine.. ~1979.. what a boat anchor!

The last complete machine I bought was one of the second generation IBM PC's in the early 80's.

Since then, I have always built my own computers from scratch.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 20, 2014 08:58 AM (b/lt+)

87 I remember building a Tarbell controller and being thrilled when I got
an 8" floppy drive to work with the MITS S-100 machine that I had.


I remember using 8" floppies as a back-up system. It took close to an hour and a half, and used around 20 of them. Had to swap them out every few minutes. Such a tedious operation, but it paid off when we could restore files.

Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 08:59 AM (cHwk5)

88 You guys are making me flash back to installing WordPerfect 5.1 over and over and over again. From 752 floppies, IIRC.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 20, 2014 09:02 AM (SUKHu)

89 Posted by: Mama AJ at April 20, 2014 08:39 AM (SUKHu)

Pfffttt.

That's nothing.

When they built the new research center at my university, they keycard accessed the entrance to the main building plus the entrances to all the lab space.

(The front of the building is offices.)
It's perfectly possible (and indeed done) to give someone office access (where all the faculty are) but not lab access.

Yet they chose to restrict anyone who didn't work in the building.

Which meant when I left the lab, even though I was still a student at the university I couldn't go back and visit my old boss.
And other students couldn't visit faculty members without "Escorts."

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at April 20, 2014 09:02 AM (HDwDg)

90 Happy Easter Horde!

Listening to Rachmaninoff's "All Night Vigil" on WBJC.

Got some lamb chops marinading in a spice rub of garlic, coriander, cumin, sumac, sesame seeds, and cinnamon. Will serve it with steamed asparagus.

Here's the Food Network recipe: http://tinyurl.com/m5ktt6j

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 20, 2014 09:06 AM (QBm1P)

91 Ah, WordPerfect. I still have the "user manual" around here somewhere, all of a dozen pages or so.

Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 09:06 AM (cHwk5)

92 I'm back. Brother from GA just called. Talked my ear off and wants to know when we are getting down there next.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 09:09 AM (T2V/1)

93 Look what I found in my basket/dream.
http://tinyurl.com/m5pjtge
Posted by: Nip Sip


Somehow, I knew before I clicked. (Didn't actually watch again cell data limits but have it dl'd on the desktop.) Wouldn't be an AoSHQ Easter without it.

Posted by: mindful webworker - cottonmouthed at April 20, 2014 09:10 AM (VV7s1)

94
Republican assembly-woman in NV eats Chris Hayes' lunch and shows the
stupid RNC leadership how to handle a hostile interview. Or maybe its
because the MFM is totally out to lunch on this Bundy thing. She should
run for Dirty Hairy's Senate seat.


http://tinyurl.com/n7ebebz

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:27 AM (T2V/1)


She destroyed that snarky cockgobbler by refusing to let him frame the issues in his dogshit terms. Top Men should take a lesson from that except she drove them to the fainting couches where they're furiously fanning themselves.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 20, 2014 09:11 AM (fRwvt)

95 My first word processor was Wordstar. Then work went to Wordperfect and I had to go out and pay a fortune for that. Then work went to Microsnot Word.I had to pay a bigger fortune for Office and I HATED it.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 09:11 AM (T2V/1)

96 61 "It would be nice if I could find some drivers for that thing for Windows XP and run it one time for old time sake." Good luck with that. I think you can run a self test by holding down one of the buttons while turning it on.
I was in college in the late 80's, and had a Smith-Corona daisy wheel printer. At the time the University would not accept dot-matrix printed papers, the "new tech" apparently scared them.
I paid for a lot of beer by charging $1 a page to print things for people. (which they would bring me on a 5 1/4" floppy). Hell I bet now the papers are turned in over the Internet.

Posted by: BunkerinTheBurbs at April 20, 2014 09:13 AM (X3xYu)

97 94 Top Men should take a lesson from that except she drove them to the fainting couches where they're furiously fanning themselves.


Posted by: Captain Hate at April 20, 2014 09:11 AM (fRwvt)

No, they will chastise her and publicly apologize to Hayes. Then run down ti the next amnesty meeting.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 09:13 AM (T2V/1)

98 Happy Ishtar.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:14 AM (f2VuK)

99 NRO doesn't think Cankles' chances in 2016 are that good. I have to
disagree with one thing. The author thinks the MFM will "fact check"
her. Yeah, I believe that all right.




NRO is just a huge gaggle of dumbasses who are wrong about nearly everything. With rare exception, it's just one big RINO herd.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 20, 2014 09:14 AM (fRwvt)

100 Remember SuperCalc? I had those / menus memorized and thought Excel a pia when I switched.

This thread has become a meeting of the 'get off my lawn' crowd, hasn't it?

Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 09:14 AM (cHwk5)

101 95 Hell I bet now the papers are turned in over the Internet.



Posted by: BunkerinTheBurbs at April 20, 2014 09:13 AM (X3xYu)


When my brother did his dissertation at GA Tech he had to take it to a professional print shop and have multiple copies printed and bound like a book. Cost him a fortune.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 09:15 AM (T2V/1)

102 Happy Easter, Horde. I don't trust that this is the morning thread... There's only one, and Vic said "shit"... Must be hopped up on jellybeans.

I couldn't talk so well after Vigil. Voice seems to be back now. This morning though is the biggie, and I'm competing with brass. Then I'm done til Christmas yay!

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 20, 2014 09:15 AM (N/cFh)

103 I'm still waiting for the Easter fertility goddess to pay me a visit.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 20, 2014 09:15 AM (mx5oN)

104 Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 09:15 AM (T2V/1)

I think for thesis and dissertations that's the norm still.

Why?

Probably because of deals with the print shops

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at April 20, 2014 09:16 AM (HDwDg)

105 Hell I bet now the papers are turned in over the Internet.



Posted by: BunkerinTheBurbs at April 20, 2014 09:13 AM (X3xYu)

During the last couple of years of high school my nephew not only turned in his papers that way, he sometimes had to take tests online.

Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 09:16 AM (cHwk5)

106 May the Easter Bunny lay chocolate eggs all over your lawn.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:17 AM (f2VuK)

107 100
Remember SuperCalc? I had those / menus memorized and thought Excel a pia when I switched.

This thread has become a meeting of the 'get off my lawn' crowd, hasn't it?


Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 09:14 AM (cHwk5)

My first spreadsheet program was called Silk. It was better than Excel and 10 times cheaper. Of course I had to get rid of that too.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 09:17 AM (T2V/1)

108 And, Vic that Bundy ranch interview should be a RNC training video, as you said. Made my morning!
and, he is risen! (off to church)

Posted by: BunkerinTheBurbs at April 20, 2014 09:17 AM (X3xYu)

109 Also on this holy day I would like to remind you all that

SHEEP ARE FOR SWEATERS

which is why our 25 guests will get turkey (stupid) and ham (too smart for its own good).

Come on by. Bring a chair.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 20, 2014 09:17 AM (N/cFh)

110 I took a Community College class a few years back. All work is handed in online.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:18 AM (f2VuK)

111 Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 20, 2014 09:17 AM (N/cFh)

I dunno, I had a Gyro the other day that had some good lamb/beef mixture on it .

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at April 20, 2014 09:18 AM (HDwDg)

112 25 guests? you might be doing it wrong...

Posted by: BunkerinTheBurbs at April 20, 2014 09:19 AM (X3xYu)

113 Lamb is danged expensive.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:19 AM (f2VuK)

114 Happy Easter Sunday to all who celebrate.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 20, 2014 09:19 AM (nzKvP)

115 Beautiful morning at the farm. No coyotes. I'll be back there 3 or 4 more times today, maybe I'll get "lucky" and see one.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2014 09:19 AM (ZshNr)

116 And just to demonstrate that I'm not a complete luddite, I had to break down and buy a new computer. Yep, Windows 8. It's actually not as bad as I feared it would be.

Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 09:20 AM (cHwk5)

117 116
And just to demonstrate that I'm not a complete luddite, I had to break
down and buy a new computer. Yep, Windows 8. It's actually not as bad as
I feared it would be.


Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 09:20 AM (cHwk5)

Is it 8.1? Supposedly they fixed all the problems with it now and have an option to run it in a 7 type mode.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 09:21 AM (T2V/1)

118 Chavez the Hugo,
Happy Easter, if you are still here.

Posted by: Carol at April 20, 2014 09:22 AM (gjOCp)

119 Windows 8 is no longer like Joe?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:24 AM (f2VuK)

120 They have it back to where they started from? I guess they want a pat on the back?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:24 AM (f2VuK)

121 I could never eat a lamb. I don't know why, we never had it in my house when I was a kid.

Posted by: Carol at April 20, 2014 09:25 AM (gjOCp)

122 @59

Except Scalia is completely cool with the police state and gives WIDDDEEE
latitude to "policing" practices.


You may revolt over taxes but the state can spy on you break down your door and shoot your dog.

Scalia is totally cool with all of this.

Which leads me to the conclusion that Clarence Thomas id probably the best supreme court justice we have.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 20, 2014 09:25 AM (Xkr8I)

123 113 Lamb is danged expensive.

It is DANGNABLY expensive. A leg of lamb is at like post-apocalyptic Soylent Green black market prices, so I got some cheapish shoulder chops.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 20, 2014 09:26 AM (QBm1P)

124 Vic, it isn't 8.1, yet.

You can place a tile on the first screen that goes to the familiar desktop and pin a lot of stuff to the task bar at the bottom of the screen so it isn't too bad. More a matter of re-training, ie: SuperCalc to Excel.

Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 09:26 AM (cHwk5)

125 Maggiano's here I come.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:27 AM (f2VuK)

126
Thank God! I thought this was going to be another Lauraw thread. It wouldn't have been the first time she staged a coup and taken over the blog. You remember when she came in and changed the mast head to all pink and made the logo all girly girly?

Posted by: Maj. Beauregard Pug, Continental Army at April 20, 2014 09:27 AM (8c12T)

127 Is it 8.1? Supposedly they fixed all the problems with it now and have an option to run it in a 7 type mode.
Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 09:21 AM (T2V/1)

It still sucks. And the new explorer is the slowest piece of shit out there

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 20, 2014 09:28 AM (nzKvP)

128 Surveillance is a tax.

Posted by: John Roberts at April 20, 2014 09:28 AM (f2VuK)

129
General Mills on Saturday night announced in a stunning about-face that it was withdrawing its controversial plans to make consumers give up their right to sue it.

In an email sent after 10 p.m. on Saturday, the company said that due to concerns that its plans to require consumers to agree to informal negotiation or arbitration had raised among the public, it was taking down the new terms it had posted on its website.

The announcement was a stunning reversal for the company, which had quietly put up the new terms requiring consumers downloading coupons, "joining its online communities," participating in sweepstakes and other promotions, and interacting with General Mills in a variety of other ways to agree to arbitration in lieu of suing the company in the event of a dispute.

CNBC


Profile in courage.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 20, 2014 09:28 AM (kdS6q)

130 Hello Kitty and Mencken.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:29 AM (f2VuK)

131 My favorite day of the year - He is risen indeed!

Posted by: MountainTurtle at April 20, 2014 09:29 AM (J4Z4U)

132 >> I could never eat a lamb.

I eat it, but I will never make this recipe I have for "warm lamb salad". The cookbook has cute drawings in the margin and on that page there is a smiling lamb wrapped in a blanket.

Can't.

Just can't.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 20, 2014 09:30 AM (SUKHu)

133 100 This thread has become a meeting of the 'get off my lawn' crowd, hasn't it?
Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 09:14 AM (cHwk5)

That would be funny if I didn't have Chester the Molester living next door who doesn't think I should have an issue with his dogs running loose in my yard...

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 09:32 AM (FCgaq)

134 "Windows 8. It's actually not as bad as I feared it would be." -Retread

I'm been working with my cousin's netbook, whatever, the thing is many times more powerful than my old XP desktop. Had to learn W8 to change settings, upgrade things, install ware for her.

Having used my cell so much, using her touchscreen was pretty natural. Other than moving that blocky thing out of the way, and finding my way back to the familiar desktop, it was just... Windows. I had anticipated worse, as well.

And I'm going to miss her computer as soon as I hand it back to her. Aw, dang. I finally reached Upgrade Fever level. Well, at least it's not about vehicles.

Posted by: mindful webworker - linux? at April 20, 2014 09:32 AM (p74mI)

135 "NRO is just a huge gaggle of dumbasses who are wrong about nearly everything."


Speaking of NRO, a note to Andy. Never have Jonah Goldberg on the podcast again, saying he sucks would be an understatement. Besides giggling like a ten year old girl every thirty seconds, his jokes and stories are as pathetic as his political reasoning skills. If he didn't get a swirly once a week in high-school, he should have.

Posted by: lowandslow at April 20, 2014 09:33 AM (IV4od)

136 I bought a Windows 8 computer late last March, only to work from here with. Last time it updated, I can't get into my work computer. I hate it. I ordered a Windows 7 computer a few weeks ago & am sending W8 computer to my brother in Maine. He's wanted a laptop & can have that POS!

I hate that you have to log on with Windows Live email, etc.

Posted by: Carol at April 20, 2014 09:33 AM (gjOCp)

137 The Plague is not nearly as bad as I thought it would be.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:33 AM (f2VuK)

138 NASA TV is back live, with coverage of the berthing of Dragon to the ISS. It was captured by the robotic arm at 7:14 EDT.

Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2014 09:33 AM (sdi6R)

139 Hristos Inviat!

Lamb and ribs on the grill. A match made in heaven


Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at April 20, 2014 09:34 AM (HcoQw)

140 124
Vic, it isn't 8.1, yet.

You can place a tile on the first screen
that goes to the familiar desktop and pin a lot of stuff to the task
bar at the bottom of the screen so it isn't too bad. More a matter of
re-training, ie: SuperCalc to Excel.


Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 09:26 AM (cHwk5)

It is available now and the new PCs I have seen say 8.1

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 09:35 AM (T2V/1)

141 Is the Dragon just delivering supplies or can it send up people yet?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:35 AM (f2VuK)

142 You guys on hieroglyphic ancient computers made me remember something. I have been on call most of my life due to work. I carried beepers, which I learned to disable by soaking it in a gin tonic. The first cell phone I ever had was as big as a briefcase.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at April 20, 2014 09:36 AM (USdns)

143
Hotels rush to create 12/13/14 wedding packages

The auspicious date, when written as 12/13/14, is the last sequential calendar date in this century. (The next one doesn't arrive until about 89 years from now01/02/03, or Jan. 2, 2103.) It also falls on a Saturday, which means people looking to get married on both an unusual date and one that's most popular for weddings are rushing to find special ways and places to say, "I do."

Many of Las Vegas chapels are already fully booked for the date, with some reporting special interest from couples looking to exchange vows at exactly 12:13 and 14 seconds.

CNBC


Guys, expect the GF to "casually" mention this news item, and better have your response already planned.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 20, 2014 09:37 AM (kdS6q)

144 Posted by: Carol at April 20, 2014 08:56 AM (gjOCp)

Thank you so much for asking. I feel that the prayers helped. She was in much better spirits yesterday and was able to do a few things that she wanted to finish.

Frankly, I hesitated to ask for prayers but I am glad I did.

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 20, 2014 09:38 AM (o3MSL)

145 142 Mr. Dave at April 20, 2014 09:36 AM (USdns)

Funnily enough, I too can be disabled by being soaked in gin and tonics.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 20, 2014 09:39 AM (QBm1P)

146 143 That won't even work in the Fourth Reich because they do the date all ass backwards.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:39 AM (f2VuK)

147 I just turn the ringer off.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:39 AM (f2VuK)

148 1,200 kids don't want the First Trannie to speak at their Graduation.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:40 AM (f2VuK)

149 146 143 That won't even work in the Fourth Reich because they do the date all ass backwards.

There goes my all-black Hugo Boss-designed wedding theme.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 20, 2014 09:41 AM (QBm1P)

150 What? No bunnies?

Posted by: Guido at April 20, 2014 09:41 AM (GYg/s)

151 So false flag attack in Ukraine last night breaking the Easter truce, the Russians were a bit too brazen scattering the Right Sector leaders business card in an attempt to frame him.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 20, 2014 09:41 AM (ZPrif)

152 It still sucks. And the new explorer is the slowest piece of shit out there

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 20, 2014 09:28 AM (nzKvP)


If it is like every other upgrade they have done in the past it takes 3 times as much memory as the last version and double what they say you need.

IOW, if the say min 2G, 4G for optimum, then you need 8G or it will be slower than dog shit. Right now they are saying the min for 64bit is 2G. Also, some computers will not run 8.1 due to a compatibility issue.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 09:41 AM (T2V/1)

153 >>Lamb and ribs on the grill.

I didn't whimper when I read that. Just clearing my throat.

Happy Easter to you and all y'all. Time to go get ready for Sunday School...

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 20, 2014 09:42 AM (SUKHu)

154 Euromaidan PR ‏@EuromaidanPR 54m
Breaking News! Jimmy Hoffa disappearance finally solved when Right Sector business card found in old bag of evidence. pic.twitter.com/yNQtPBQA4w

Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 20, 2014 09:44 AM (ZPrif)

155 141 Is the Dragon just delivering supplies or can it send up people yet?
Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:35 AM (f2VuK)


Just supplies for now, but this was Dragon's first flight on the upgraded and more powerful Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket, so it is carrying more cargo than previous missions.

Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2014 09:45 AM (sdi6R)

156 That won't even work in the Fourth Reich because they do the date all ass backwards.
Posted by: Boss Moss

Since I took up computing, I have always written the date as year-month-day because sort order. I didn't even realize I was a Reichean!

And I use the full year, too. If we learned nothing else from Y2K, put in the century part of the year, FFS!

What really gets me are folks who put day before month. Communists! Anarchists!

Posted by: mindful webworker - linux? at April 20, 2014 09:47 AM (ma3QC)

157 I am thinking that on this day, of all days, I might be wise to disconnect from the Internet and political news shows and think about the many good things I have been granted in life and go out and enjoy the beauty of nature that the Lord has provided us.

I will probably fail in this endeavor, but if I succeed I wish all of you a Happy Easter and will check in here tomorrow!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 20, 2014 09:49 AM (o3MSL)

158 It is available now and the new PCs I have seen say 8.1


Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 09:35 AM (T2V/1)

I got a pop-up from Microsoft to upgrade to 8.1 yesterday but you have to have some unspecified time to let it do nothing but uprgrade so I said 'remind me later' to it. It does what I want now so I'm in no hurry ftm.

Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 09:50 AM (cHwk5)

159 The mid level Dell XPS comes standard with 8.1 and 12G of ram. $950 w/o monitor. The top level has 16G ram.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 09:51 AM (T2V/1)

160 I wonder if the pole smokers down at the Barnes and Noble are open today?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:52 AM (f2VuK)

161
156 mindful webworker etc

Down Under we write the day first, then the month - today is 21/4/2014.....

Hello everyone and it's Easter Monday, another nice public holiday for us

Posted by: aussie at April 20, 2014 09:53 AM (XURZb)

162 I got a pop-up from Microsoft to upgrade to 8.1
yesterday but you have to have some unspecified time to let it do
nothing but uprgrade so I said 'remind me later' to it. It does what I
want now so I'm in no hurry ftm.


Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 09:50 AM (cHwk5)

Be careful. PC World says there are compatibility issues with running 8.1. You may want to check first before going through an upgrade hell that you have to back out of. Especially since nobody gives you actual installation disks any more.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 09:54 AM (T2V/1)

163 The Easter Dragon!

Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2014 09:55 AM (sdi6R)

164 161 Is sheep meat expensive there also? I saw your minimum wages were higher and that most prices were higher for things. Sounds like a tough place to immigrate if you aren't a terrorist who wants to get on the dole and have umpteen kids.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:56 AM (f2VuK)

165 ((checks cousin's computer))

Win 8.1. Ah, I see that's why I found it less messed up than foretold.

This Aspire is really a pretty sweet machine.

Posted by: mindful webworker - rambling & babbling at April 20, 2014 09:57 AM (ma3QC)

166 Oh yes the 12 CPS daisy wheel printer. Made beautiful text and a horrible racket. Lawyers loved those things.



Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 08:02 AM (JdEZJ)

It would be nice if I could find some drivers for that thing for Windows XP and run it one time for old time sake.


Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 08:05 AM (T2V/1)

Drivers are so that a printer can do graphics; you don't need a driver for an ASCII text only printer. Send ASCII characters to the parallel port on your XP machine and they should print on the Daisy wheel.
Use the Printers and Fax screen to add a Generic Text only printer to your system on LPT1 (Assuming a parallel printer). This will work with old dot matrix printers also.

Posted by: An Observation at April 20, 2014 09:57 AM (ylhEn)

167 These Aluminum Asuses shed heat pretty well.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:58 AM (f2VuK)

168 #117

The update to 8.1 that came out this month makes it friendlier to desktop and laptop users. Metro apps can be pinned tot he task bar and the task bar will appear on the Start screen or within Metro apps if you hover the mouse at the bottom of the screen. Also, a title bar with minimize and close buttons now appears if you hover at the top of the screen in a Metro app. This especially helps on laptops with trackpad where it was often a real pain to close apps without a lot of excessive dragging.

The other most significant item is the addition of buttons for power and search buttons to the Start screen, because some users had a lot of trouble wrapping their heads around the charms bar or right clicking in the lower left corner for the menu that included power options. So the learning curve for migrating users is reduced a bit.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 20, 2014 09:59 AM (Icq+V)

169 Google should get into the operating system business. Microsoft isn't interested in keeping it.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:00 AM (f2VuK)

170 Somehow I forgot to watch Vikings.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:02 AM (f2VuK)

171 #158

It's worth doing and because they're treating it like a Service Pack it will be mandatory to receive new updates and patches. They extended the original deadline a bit but there isn't any good reason to hold back that I've seen. The only problem I've heard about have been in domain networks running WSUS setups and that has been fixed.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 20, 2014 10:03 AM (Icq+V)

172 Andy, if you're doing a gun thread today, Remington has a recall out for Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with the X-Mark Pro trigger.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 20, 2014 10:03 AM (vn9w4)

173 Especially since nobody gives you actual installation disks any more.


Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 09:54 AM (T2V/1)

I had to 'create media' because there was no disk supplied. And there were requirements: DVD not Cd.

Thanks for the heads up. I'll check up on the compatibility issues before upgrading.

Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 10:04 AM (cHwk5)

174 If anyone is interested the guy who inspired Wiley the poet in BC past away recently.


http://tinyurl.com/k4ovuun

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:04 AM (JdEZJ)

175 #169

Google is in the OS business. Have you not heard of Android or Chromium?

Posted by: Epobirs at April 20, 2014 10:04 AM (Icq+V)

176 I don't want to login to an Email to go online. Those E-Mail sorting programs are how most bad crap gets in these days.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:05 AM (f2VuK)

177 WINDOWS 8.1!
IT'S PEOPLE!

Posted by: Uncle Bob at April 20, 2014 10:05 AM (/vO0r)

178 So far computers that don't run Windows are worth less. They seem to be writing for phones and tablets and pounding the square peg into the round hole.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:07 AM (f2VuK)

179 or right clicking in the lower left corner for the
menu that included power options. So the learning curve for migrating
users is reduced a bit.


Posted by: Epobirs at April 20, 2014 09:59 AM (Icq+V)

Yeah, it took me a while to figure out how to turn the damn thing off the first time. That was a pia.

Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 10:07 AM (cHwk5)

180 My daughter is officially on my s#t list.
She has gotten my 2 year-old son watching Peppa Pig.

Yesterday he asked to go play 'bats & balls' in the 'garden'.
Correction was swift and terrible...

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 10:09 AM (FCgaq)

181 Happy Easter to everyone.

Posted by: grognard at April 20, 2014 10:09 AM (t5lML)

182 Ditto about what An Observation said about the generic drivers. That is if you have a parallel port.

Or if the printer is god-ferbid serial dont waste your time.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:10 AM (JdEZJ)

183 180 At least it isn't Dora the brown supremacist with her plan of San Diego.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:12 AM (f2VuK)

184 Had a customer who could not figure out how to turn their Win 8 PC off so killed the power. Scrambled the OS and had to do a fresh reload.

Win 8 really is horrible. There is no excuse for it. If people have that much trouble figuring it out then there is something wrong.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:14 AM (JdEZJ)

185 "Down Under we write the day first, then the month - today is 21/4/2014....." -aussie

Yes. I was talking about y'all.

There's still time to be rehabilitated.

If someone says a date is/was 10/10/10, at least that's not confusing.

mw, 2014 Apr 20.

Posted by: mindful webworker - rambling & babbling at April 20, 2014 10:15 AM (ma3QC)

186 Where do you get the advanced computer knowledge? I know people with old cais degrees and systems analysts who don't even know what I've figured out on my own in seven years or so of plodding. Is there some kind of clearing house for obscure computer knowledge?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:17 AM (f2VuK)

187 book thread up

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 10:18 AM (T2V/1)

188 I don't have the attention span for books anymore. At least a lot of books are on CD now.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:19 AM (f2VuK)

189 Oddly, I never saw a Kaypro except in photos. But talk about "luggables", Compaq's first computer was a "portable". Amber 9" screen, floppy drive and 20M disk; the keyboard was also detachable and comprised one end of the case, which you lugged around like a suitcase. By '83 my employer at the time (Coastal Corp.) was buying up PCs by the ton lot, mainly IBM 5150s (the original "PC"). These machines all ran "IBM-DOS" as an OS. Don't recall ever seeing Microsoft mentioned back then. The other software I'd often deploy with these machines (with their 3270 emulation cards; 50 points if you know what that is) was things like Lotus 1-2-3, WordPerfect, dBase, occasionally Procomm Plus with a US Robotics modem, etc. MS (and Windows) did not really become a significant player until the early 1990s, when they finally came out with Windows 3.11, which was their first release that was more or less stable. It was after that you started seeing things like MS Word, Excel, and gradually the rest of the software packages that ultimately became Office.

Posted by: The Oort Cloud at April 20, 2014 10:23 AM (l1Nun)

190 Microsoft sucks hog balls.

Posted by: Harrison Bergeron at April 20, 2014 10:23 AM (eAJwE)

191 Boss my dad and I built our first computer in 1976 and I've been in the business since about 83. I've forgotten more about old computers than most folks will ever know.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:23 AM (JdEZJ)

192
164 Boss Moss

Hi, and yes lamb prices are high but not too bad really - after all we have lots of sheep!

Compared to your prices we pay more for most things - my son buys everything including undies from the US!

I haven't really looked at wages/prices comparisons between our countries but I assume prices are oftenhigher here because we don't have such a big market - 22 million people v over 300 million in the US

Before online buying we were truly being ripped off though...

Posted by: aussie at April 20, 2014 10:23 AM (XURZb)

193 Microcomputers that is. I know very little about the big iron.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:25 AM (JdEZJ)

194 191 Just kind of blown away by what some lower level computer pros don't know. The IT guys know stuff. Some of the rest are dumbfounded by System Restores and Registry Keys. A lot of corporate types let the IT guys do everything. Eventually most of the rest don't keep up with things.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:28 AM (f2VuK)

195
185 mindful webworker

Goodness, we have absorbed enough from the US - so we're keeping our date system !!!

I mean we have all the same celeb stories like news on Kim Kardashian's backside size and Macca's on every corner and we even had your baseball teams here last month!

This Americanisation has got to stop!///

Posted by: aussie at April 20, 2014 10:30 AM (XURZb)

196 Had a customer who could not figure out how to turn
their Win 8 PC off so killed the power. Scrambled the OS and had to do a
fresh reload.



Win 8 really is horrible. There is no excuse for it. If people have
that much trouble figuring it out then there is something wrong.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:14 AM (JdEZJ)

Most people are unfamiliar with the process Microsoft uses for writing an operating system. I'll reveal it here.
First they have to hire enough people to scoop up 16 tons of dog poop off of peoples yards. This takes several years and the first - or core - material collected is decomposing pretty badly by the time the last material is added to the pile. Then they paint it all gold, and digitize it so that it can be put onto DVDs. This is how such master pieces as Windows 95, Windows Vista, and Windows 8.X were produced. It also explains why Microsoft OSs stink so badly.

Posted by: An Observation at April 20, 2014 10:30 AM (ylhEn)

197 Oort we sold the Compaqs too later. Sold Apple IIes and Cs about the same time along side of them. I taught classes on CPM, Wordstar, Visicalc, etc

PC-DOS killed the Kaypro. They stuck with CPM for too long.

Yes I installed many 3270 emulaion adapters at about $700 each. 50 points to you if you can tell me what CPM stand for.

Does anyone remember Electric Pencil?

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:32 AM (JdEZJ)

198 192 They mentioned that as well. Because we in the U.S. are basically the market where most stuff is going we get better prices. We also don't limit the amount of cheap crap China can send us the way they do in Europe. We have an expanding low wage gulag though. Many in it are over qualified for their jobs. We still have cheaper crap then most. The biggie was the Fast Food value meal prices in Australia.
My brother bought one of your expensive hats. Aikido or Akimbo or Chupa Capra or something.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:35 AM (f2VuK)

199 My first cell was a Radio Shack bag phone. Used the bag as an impromptu briefcase....

Posted by: backhoe at April 20, 2014 10:35 AM (ULH4o)

200 CPM?
Control process monitor?

Posted by: backhoe at April 20, 2014 10:36 AM (ULH4o)

201 A lot of corporate types let the IT guys do everything.

Making IT second only to HR in power within the corporate structure.

Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 10:37 AM (cHwk5)

202 I hate that when I show up and need to install some software and they tell me " We've got to let IT do that"

Then you have to wait an hour to 2 days for one of their "gurus" to get back with you.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:42 AM (JdEZJ)

203 Nope backhoe. You got one of the word right though.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:44 AM (JdEZJ)

204 Akubra is the hat. Not Chupa Kapra.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:45 AM (f2VuK)

205 #197

Yep, I've met the guy who wrote it. John Draper, also known as Captain Crunch for some of his other activities.

Gary Kildall was inconsistent on what CP/M stood for, so it becomes as much opinion as anything.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 20, 2014 10:47 AM (Icq+V)

206 Some of the other dump truck drivers used to call me Captain Crunch.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:49 AM (f2VuK)

207 CP/M - Control Program for Microprocessors is what I always understood it to stand for.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:50 AM (JdEZJ)

208 Happy Easter all.

Posted by: RWC at April 20, 2014 10:51 AM (QeH9j)

209
198 Boss Moss

Akubras are made from rabbit fur - the things last forever really

Posted by: aussie at April 20, 2014 10:51 AM (XURZb)

210 Crunch was a phreaker too.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:51 AM (JdEZJ)

211 I don't ever remember the shampoo in the eyes thing to take days to recover.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:53 AM (f2VuK)

212
Boss Moss

BTW we have a minimum wage here in OZ and have had for a long time

$16.37/hour currently (Just looked it up)

Posted by: aussie at April 20, 2014 10:54 AM (XURZb)

213 202 I hate that when I show up and need to install some software and they tell me " We've got to let IT do that"

Then you have to wait an hour to 2 days for one of their "gurus" to get back with you.
Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:42 AM (JdEZJ)

I have never worked with a competent IT team. Every time they 'fix' something they screw something else up.

Like wiping out half a year of files.

Posted by: RWC at April 20, 2014 10:56 AM (QeH9j)

214 209 I think he got the wrong color. I like the browner one. Can it maintain its shape also? That's what happened to my leather hat. The metal rim thingee got bent and the shape went to crap. I could see spending that much on some really nice boots, but maybe not a hat.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:58 AM (f2VuK)

215 Believe me RWC I've run into some doozies. I have to wonder sometimes how they got the job.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 11:00 AM (JdEZJ)

216 Off to the Lasagna Mine.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 11:02 AM (f2VuK)

217 Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 11:00 AM (JdEZJ)

I've taken to not calling them at all. Thankfully i have admin rights for some reason.

Posted by: RWC at April 20, 2014 11:02 AM (QeH9j)

218 212 That is a pretty high minimum wage.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 11:03 AM (f2VuK)

219 Speaking of computer nostalgia; the other day I was remembering that when my first digital design, an S-100 CPU board, was displayed at National Computer Conference - that the two demonstrators at the Microsoft booth were Bill Gates and Paul Allen, and the two people in the Apple booth were Wozniak and Jobs. Nobody had even thought of the idea of Booth Babes back then.

Posted by: An Observation at April 20, 2014 11:04 AM (ylhEn)

220 219 Dang.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 11:05 AM (f2VuK)

221
214 Boss Moss

Akubras keep their shape (the ones I've seen)

My farmer friend had his for years - it was worn and looked a bit battered but he loved it

Now he's a counsellor in the city....went bankrupt, changed into a ponytailed hippie and wouldn't be seen dead in an Akubra!

Posted by: aussie at April 20, 2014 11:05 AM (XURZb)

222 219 Even low rent porn stars don't man their own booths at conventions any more.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 11:06 AM (f2VuK)

223
218 Boss Moss
Casual rates are around $20 /hour minimum

Much higher than in the US but I don't think you have an arbitrated minimum wage?

Posted by: aussie at April 20, 2014 11:07 AM (XURZb)

224 223 There is one but it's very low. Casual Rates? Does that mean for temps and day laborers?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 11:08 AM (f2VuK)

225 I would invite these law students to take a hike to another institution:

http://tinyurl.com/m2tfo6x

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 20, 2014 11:08 AM (l3vZN)

226 They only raise the minimum wage here because union contracts express wages in multiples of the minimum wage. The French Fry guy gets another $1 an hour raise and the trade unionists get another $4 or $5 per hour.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 11:11 AM (f2VuK)

227 212 That is a pretty high minimum wage. >>

Which is why Australia seems to be leading in the push for AG robots.

http://tinyurl.com/khboh27

But it is coming to the US soon also.

http://tinyurl.com/l56drpy

Posted by: The Hickster at April 20, 2014 11:12 AM (BJpOW)

228 Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 20, 2014 11:08 AM (l3vZN

Without clicking I am going to guess it's 7 crybabies at W&L.

Going to be fun when we change things when just one person is offended.

Posted by: RWC at April 20, 2014 11:13 AM (QeH9j)

229
224 Boss Moss

Yes temp workers get casual rates

Because they don't have leave entitlements or superannuation paid this is made up in the casual rate

Posted by: aussie at April 20, 2014 11:14 AM (XURZb)

230 "Without clicking I am going to guess it's 7 crybabies at W&L."

Too bad Douglas Southall Freeman isn't around to kick their asses.


Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 20, 2014 11:15 AM (l3vZN)

231
Californication
Mad Men
GOT
Endeavour

Posted by: Maj. Beauregard Pug, Continental Army at April 20, 2014 11:16 AM (8c12T)

232
227 The Hickster

Can't open your link but Im assuming it's agricultural robots?

Funny but we saw a demo of this at the Royal Easter Show on Friday - it's also because young people are leaving the land and moving to the big smoke - where the jobs and money are - without the all day hard labour of running a farm


Posted by: aussie at April 20, 2014 11:20 AM (XURZb)

233 I was listening to the radio in the car and heard part of some sort of npr type program. A guy was arguing for the restoring of sand dunes on the beaches in SoCal. What he really wanted is beach restoration. This would mean taxpayers would foot the bill and not be allowed to access these areas because they are protected. It also helps the uber rich who are trying to stick the taxpayer with the bill to protect their Malibu homes from washing away. Many of the big Hwd name s have homes on Broad Beach which is eroding away. Pay for it yourselves, asshole!

Posted by: Maj. Beauregard Pug, Continental Army at April 20, 2014 11:22 AM (8c12T)

234 Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 20, 2014 11:15 AM (l3vZN)


Had to search that. Thanks for the tip.

Posted by: RWC at April 20, 2014 11:22 AM (QeH9j)

235 Can't open your link but Im assuming it's agricultural robots?>>

Yes, the link is about how industrial vision systems are allowing for automation in the agricultural industry.

Posted by: The Hickster at April 20, 2014 11:24 AM (BJpOW)

236
235 The Hickster

We were amazed when we saw the demo

As city people who don't have a lot to do with the country - other than driving through or flying over we were most impressed by the innovations

Anything to make life on a far more attractive...

Posted by: aussie at April 20, 2014 11:35 AM (XURZb)

237 I read that Depp's latest movie bombed. Took in under 5 mil and cost 150 mil to make. They say he is box office poison now which I find it hard to believe. They also say he does not do rom coms which is a big money maker for actors. Personally, I hate rom coms. I walk past a Redbox and I see nothing but rom coms and want to puke. Also the buddy heist cop movies. Enough already. Get an original idea, Hwd. You're paid enough to come up with one once in a while.

Posted by: Maj. Beauregard Pug, Continental Army at April 20, 2014 11:38 AM (8c12T)

238 We are finally getting some sun today and it is waring up. The high is supposed to be 65F, The normal for this day is 77F. So still have our Global Warming running 12F below normal.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 11:40 AM (T2V/1)

239 We're at 60 in the NC Piedmont, sunny with 16 MPH winds, gusting to over 20. Usually I bring Goldwind in if the wind hits 15, but he's been cooped up because of rain for days, and the pasture is as lush and green as it'll be all year. He can tolerate a few rattling branches to enjoy the fresh air.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2014 11:46 AM (ZshNr)

240 The fucking weather reports change hourly here. They said we would get some rain later this week but now it's just going to be sunny.

Posted by: Maj. Beauregard Pug, Continental Army at April 20, 2014 11:46 AM (8c12T)

241 "They say he is box office poison now which I find it hard to believe."

Why? It isn't so hard to believe most people are tired of watching a 50 something year old guy wearing more makeup then Tammy Fay Baker.

Posted by: lowandslow at April 20, 2014 11:51 AM (IV4od)

242 Divergent didn't seem like a typical Depp movie and I think Hollywood is trying to kill it. Certainly the commercials I see for it don't at all match the description of the movie posted here. If it has a conservative theme which certainly does not come through in their ads they want it to fail so they can say that there are business reasons for why they only push leftist themes in movies.

Posted by: PaleRider at April 20, 2014 12:39 PM (5CusZ)

243 [Cleta] Mitchell a partner at Foley Lardner and the legal counsel for True the Vote in its case against the IRS for its targeting of conservative groups is pursuing Cummings over his conduct in the wider investigation.