Overnight Open Thread

Spirits And The Spirit of Freedom

Here Bruce Bawer points out the connection between cheap, easy access to booze and overall freedom.

A couple of days ago a friend of mine here in Norway, where I live, posted a note on Facebook in which he sardonically noted: “Think what it’ll be like if it becomes possible for adult people to buy a bottle of red wine…at 5 PM on a Saturday or — horrors! — 7 PM on a weekday.”

Here’s the background. In Norway, all wine and spirits are sold in government-owned stores dedicated strictly to that purpose. The stores — which collectively are known by the cozy name vinmonopolet, or “the wine monopoly” — are open from 10 to 6 on weekdays and 10 to 3 on Saturdays. They’re closed on Sundays and on all sorts of holidays. Around Christmas and Easter they’re closed for days at a stretch.

In general any place where you're not allowed to buy a bottle of wine at 11pm on a Tuesday is a place where you're not allowed to do a lot of things that free peoples elsewhere can do. For your own good of course.

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Florida Pastor Terry Jones Finally Burns That Koran
Is he just grandstanding for publicity? Yep.

But I'm pretty much an absolutist when it comes to freedom of speech - either you have it or you don't. How can you tell? Well by exercising it even if it's not particularly 'nice'. Will this enrage the Muslim world? Probably. Will it make the job of American soldiers more difficult? Possibly. Should the government stop it? Nope. Because if a goofball attention-whore pastor in Florida can't publicly burn a koran, then really no one can. And that would mean that we're already living under sharia-lite.

The Gang-Rape of Journalists in the Middle East

A female war photographer from the New York Times revealed tonight how she was repeatedly sexually assaulted during her nightmare hostage ordeal in Libya.

Lynsey Addario was one of four Times journalists have now been released after being held captive by pro-Gaddafi forces.

As Don Surber points out this is the second occurrence that we know of female reporters being sexually attacked by groups during unrest in Arab countries. Given their anti-women culture and rapiness in general maybe news organizations should provide women with bodyguards or reconsider whether it's just too unsafe there.

Teaching History: Let’s hear it for Western Civ

I went to a supposedly excellent college. There I not only managed to successfully avoid taking a Western Civ course, but there were no required history courses whatsoever. This made me happy, because at the time I was under the impression that I hated the study of history.
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I love history now; can’t get enough of it. But it’s no puzzle to me as to why I hated it back then, and why I cheered when I discovered I wouldn’t ever have to enroll in the dread Western Civ. Almost all the courses I had taken in high school had involved dry facts disconnected by any overarching vision of history or any context in which I could figure out how most of it mattered to me any more.
I was very lucky to have taken a year-long survey of Western Culture during my freshman year that covered art, literature, political thought, and history with a professor who was able to show how they were all interconnected and how trends flowed from one into the other. I wouldn't say I loved it particularly at the time, but in hindsight it was one of the most valuable courses I ever took since some of the ideas and books from it still influence me today.
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10 Clichés That Are Older Than You Think
Nothing is new under the sun and a lot of the tropes used in movies go back to classical times. Even building your own robot girlfriend.

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Stan Lee: A Promise Is A Promise
Here he follows through on his 25 year-old offer to review anyone's comic drawings for $1. And actually offers good concrete advice. There are lots of classic stories of guys at the top their field taking time to help out enthusiastic youngsters - I wonder if that still happens these days.

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The Definitive Elizabeth Taylor Husbands Timeline
8 marriages with 7 men over 46 years.

“I've only slept with men I've been married to. How many women can make that claim?”

-Elizabeth Taylor

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Sanctuary
Life clock renew!

The Ultimate Wedding Invitation
The couple that kills zombies together is likely to stay together until death.

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More Mail Order Brides
Look your heart is going to get broken anyway so why shouldn't it be with a hawt, eastern-european devotchka?

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Tonight's post brought to you by Liz:

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Comments

1 DENIED

Posted by: Unclefacts Luxury-Yacht at March 23, 2011 09:25 PM (6IReR)

2 Great, now sex can kill you, too.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 23, 2011 09:27 PM (zgZzy)

3 nice thread Maet

Posted by: sven10077 at March 23, 2011 09:27 PM (kq1lG)

4 “I've only slept with men I've been married to. How many women can make that claim?”
Guess I can't call her decadent.

RIP Liz.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 23, 2011 09:28 PM (c0A3e)

5 Evening, All

Posted by: fluffy at March 23, 2011 09:28 PM (SwkdU)

6 Liz Taylor. I never got her. Hot? Yes. Great actress? Not so much.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 23, 2011 09:28 PM (zgZzy)

7 Oh sure rub in the fact that WA state has state controlled liquor stores. Which pretty much proves the point.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 23, 2011 09:29 PM (RZ8pf)

8 Wine and liquor are sold in state controlled stores here too. They're also closed on Sundays and Holidays, yet I find it hard to believe that any other State has much more freedom than Oklahoma.

Look to California where I was raised to see how little freedom of booze equals freedom in other ways.

Posted by: digitalbrownshirt at March 23, 2011 09:29 PM (C6OjH)

9 2
Great, now sex can kill you, too.

I keep trying to warn people....

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 23, 2011 09:29 PM (c0A3e)

10 7 Oh sure rub in the fact that WA state has state controlled liquor stores. Which pretty much proves the point.



Also proves your anxiety.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 23, 2011 09:29 PM (zgZzy)

11 If the MFM didn't send babes over to Libya and Egypt Islamic-nut hot zones for any legitimate reason, the unthinking, reflexive action of their staff would be super-pissed 'you're a sexist, racist, homophobic republican!'
So if they avoid a few fires at the cost of a few rapes. . . it's worth it to them.
But remember, Bush's Wars™ were so dangerous reporters couldn't leave their hotels and had to rely on what insurgents were telling them.

Posted by: Z Ryan at March 23, 2011 09:29 PM (EayOv)

12 Ontario, Canada. Government run liquor and beer stores. I should file a complaint with the human rights commissions. Screw it. I'm a white guy. My government loathes me.

Posted by: Canadian Infidel at March 23, 2011 09:30 PM (GKQDR)

13 Here Bruce Bawer points out the connection between cheap, easy access to booze and overall freedom.

Indiana won't let me buy beer on Sundays. But they give out CCW permits. So I'm not sure if they're more or less free than Wisconsin.

Bavaria will let me do both. Ich sage nur.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 23, 2011 09:30 PM (0vDuM)

14 "“I've only slept with men I've been married to. How many women can make that claim?”"

But you weren't married to them when you began sleeping with them, Liz. They were married to someone else.

Posted by: WINNING! at March 23, 2011 09:30 PM (NKSOm)

15 I keep trying to warn people....

Death by decadence!!!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 23, 2011 09:30 PM (zgZzy)

16 Guess I can't call her decadent.RIP Liz.
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta)
Well, she did have 8 marriages to 7 men. That makes it somewhat less remarkable.

Posted by: Z Ryan at March 23, 2011 09:31 PM (EayOv)

17
“I don’t entirely approve of some of the things I have done, or am, or have been,” she said. “But I’m me. God knows, I’m me.”
—Elizabeth Taylor 1931-2011
RIP, Liz.

Posted by: SFC MAC at March 23, 2011 09:33 PM (KDxa0)

18 We can buy liquor anytime we want in California...except after 2 am until 8 am. I think. I dunno, I buy my liquor during business hours.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom and Sith Apprentice at March 23, 2011 09:33 PM (YxBuk)

19 I'm watching MEDIA MALPRACTICE on Netflix streaming. Has anyone else seen it?
Frankly, watching the press in the 2008 in quick succession is really uncomfortable.

Posted by: Z Ryan at March 23, 2011 09:33 PM (EayOv)

20 A little math help please. The kid brought home a geometry sheet where he has to solve the problem that you have a kite and the short side is 6 inches and the long side is 10 cm. What is the perimeter?
OK, I am baffled because I don't believe they've learned how to convert from inches to centimeters or even, quite frankly what a centimeter is other than the other side of the ruler. So, am I missing a blazingly obvious thing here like it doesn't matter if the number is inches or centimeters because the answer is the same?
Because I confess I am an epic fail at geometry. So please help an 'ette out with as little mockery as possible. Thank you.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 23, 2011 09:33 PM (RZ8pf)

21 Frankly, watching the press in the 2008 in quick succession is really uncomfortable


Bathe with bleach afterward.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 23, 2011 09:34 PM (zgZzy)

22 Movie trailers used to be quite corny.

So long to the old joke:

"I went to bed with Liz Taylor, and woke up with Phyllis Diller."

Posted by: eman: Japanese Babe Rescue Team at March 23, 2011 09:34 PM (G8NKv)

23 Zsa Zsa Gabor is 94. I honestly thought she was going to go before Liz Taylor.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom and Sith Apprentice at March 23, 2011 09:34 PM (YxBuk)

24 Because I confess I am an epic fail at geometry. So please help an 'ette out with as little mockery as possible. Thank you.


32, I think. 10 + 10 + 6 + 6

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 23, 2011 09:35 PM (zgZzy)

25 This ONT installment is like a reference manual for the AoSHQ Lifestyle™.

Well done, Maet.

Posted by: Andy at March 23, 2011 09:35 PM (veZ9n)

26 So Wyatt Earp, I'm right and it doesn't matter if it is inches or centimeters, the perimeter is just the numbers added together?

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 23, 2011 09:35 PM (RZ8pf)

27 Wyatt Earp, maybe you just never saw the right movies. I've seen three or four of her films and I would strongly recommend Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. I would never be able to watch one of those spectacles like Cleopatra and not laugh through the whole thing, but Cat was pretty darned good.
Washington has sad, sad, sad liquor laws. Kansas used to - state stores, nominally privately owned, but they all had to have identical signs in the window, an orange neon circle with green words "Retail Liquor Store." And you could only get liquor by the drink in "private clubs" that you could join for a year for five dollars or so. Silly Methodists.
South Carolina still has red dot stores that sell liquor from sun-up to sun-down. And North Carolina has the Alcohol Board of Control - ABC- stores. I had to audit the Lincoln County ABC, the board, not a store, and the manager gave me a guided tour of all the stills they had confiscated and stored in a back room.
Why can't we just drink?

Posted by: Tonestaple at March 23, 2011 09:35 PM (Tvrhy)

28 Sublime! One of my faves.

Posted by: booger at March 23, 2011 09:35 PM (9RFH1)

29 Soon we wont be able to buy cold medicine without a prescription.Freedom.

Posted by: steevy at March 23, 2011 09:36 PM (kUbaX)

30 Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 23, 2011 09:33 PM (RZ8pf)

You have to convert one or the other.

To be safe, convert both one at a time and report the answer in both units.

Posted by: eman: Japanese Babe Rescue Team at March 23, 2011 09:36 PM (G8NKv)

31 26 So Wyatt Earp, I'm right and it doesn't matter if it is inches or centimeters, the perimeter is just the numbers added together?





If it's equal sides- two sides, each - you double the two side measurements. Answer is 32. Again, I think, but I'm no genius like Chemjeff.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 23, 2011 09:36 PM (zgZzy)

32 PGiS, they want the kids to get it wrong so they can demonstrate what a trick question is and to show them to look at details.
Have your kid throw it back in their face by incongruently answering, "1 ft. and 20 cm."
Unless you mean those are the lenghts of the cross section bars.

Posted by: Z Ryan at March 23, 2011 09:37 PM (EayOv)

33 So please help an 'ette out with as little mockery as possible. Thank you.

* Google "cm to in".
* Convert the long side using their handy utility.
* Multiply that number times 2 (kite has two long sides).
* Multiply length of short side times 2 (ditto)
* Add those two numbers: answer in inches.
* Go back to converter, get answer in cm.
* Write both answers on paper.
* Smack the teacher for being too lazy to proofread her handouts.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 23, 2011 09:37 PM (0vDuM)

34 26
So Wyatt Earp, I'm right and it doesn't matter if it is inches or
centimeters, the perimeter is just the numbers added together?

The units should be the same. 1 inch = 2.54 centimeters.


Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 23, 2011 09:37 PM (c0A3e)

35 Soon we wont be able to buy cold medicine without a prescription.Freedom.

I love that I have to show my ID to buy Dayquil. Thanks, tweakers!

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom and Sith Apprentice at March 23, 2011 09:37 PM (YxBuk)

36 Math makes my head thing hurt.

Posted by: booger at March 23, 2011 09:38 PM (9RFH1)

37 But I'm pretty much an absolutist when it comes to freedom of speech - either you have it or you don't. How can you tell? Well by exercising it even if it's not particularly nice. Will this enrage the Muslim world? Probably. Will it make the job of American soldiers more difficult? Possibly.
Oh gawd, let’s not do anything to make the enemy hate us.
Newsflash, Maetenloch:
If you want to jump into the religious fray,save your indignationfor the muslims, or Fred Phelps and his slimy bunch of assclowns, who show up at military funerals and wavesignswith ”God Hates Fags” printed on them.I don’t give a shit what muslims think about burning the koran anymore than I care what the Nazis, Fascist Italians, and Imperialist Japs thought in WWII.
WE ARE AT WAR with a culture that wants to turn the world into a Caliphate and that combines terrorism with its religiousdoctrine. Obviously, some people think it’s okay to take 3000 lives in our country and commit atrocities across the world in the name of “allah”, but burning a Koran gets their panties in a wad. All Dhimmiscan do is get wrapped around the axle over the “sensitivities” of a gutter culture stuck in the perverted philosophy of a 7th century Islamic zealot. The entire Middle East should be scorched. In the biblical sense.

Posted by: SFC MAC at March 23, 2011 09:38 PM (KDxa0)

38 Wyatt Earp, maybe you just never saw the right movies.


I saw Cleo, not Cat. Maybe that's it.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 23, 2011 09:38 PM (zgZzy)

39 OH yay!! ONT morons.. I need some creativity here. I am having a party for my brother Saturday. His divorce is final tomorrow. Without going into huge detail, his soon to be ex was an overbearing bitch. He's met someone who I adore and we are throwing this party. We want to make a banner, any ideas????

Posted by: jewells45 at March 23, 2011 09:38 PM (Z71Vg)

40 Will it make the job of American soldiers more difficult? Possibly

If the media was concerned about this at all they wouldn't be rushing to cover every scandal or pseudo-scandal with American servicemen in lurid detail.

More Americans, and Iraqis, likely died due to the non-stop Abu Ghraib news coverage then will die from someone burning a Koran.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 23, 2011 09:38 PM (bgcml)

41 I love that I have to show my ID to buy Dayquil. Thanks, tweakers!

So that's why i couldn't find Dayquil, damn, that stuff's a lifesaver when you've got the sniffles.

Posted by: booger at March 23, 2011 09:39 PM (9RFH1)

42 sorry for barging in....i posted this in the Montypost. i just looked and it is still the end post. for noob preppers (like me) about WTSHTF, in the real world. no zombies, no eating spiders, written by a guy who went through an monetary default in Argentina in 2001. i have no self interest in this book or this author. much food for thought. it has changed my thinking on prepping. i am more inclined to bugging in than bugging out because of this book.
okay, back to lurking....i heart the moron nation......is rum okay? not a fan of valu-rite vodka....do they make rum? does virinia gentlemen rum count?

Posted by: OldDominionMinion at March 23, 2011 09:39 PM (xOpY+)

43 So Wyatt Earp, I'm right and it doesn't matter if it is inches or
centimeters, the perimeter is just the numbers added together?

No, you definitely have to convert the units.

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 23, 2011 09:39 PM (YyWeW)

44 (Can you tell I write test procedures for a living? Press button. Record result. Press other button. Record result. Go eat donut. Record result.)

Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 23, 2011 09:39 PM (0vDuM)

45
36
Math makes my head thing hurt.

Math is hard!

/But it's something our elected representatives don't understand either.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 23, 2011 09:39 PM (c0A3e)

46 Good God, no, don't just tream centimeters and inches like the same thing.
Just thrrow it back by not converting either and give the answer as a combined measurement.

Posted by: Z Ryan at March 23, 2011 09:39 PM (EayOv)

47 Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 23, 2011 09:37 PM

Thanks for making me look way too simplistic, Heather!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 23, 2011 09:39 PM (zgZzy)

48 Given their anti-women culture and rapiness in general maybe news
organizations should provide women with bodyguards or reconsider whether
it's just too unsafe there.

I'm still looking for a few good looking, uh, good interns.

Don't worry, it won't be rape-rape.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at March 23, 2011 09:39 PM (bgcml)

49 First, Logan's Run should be the replacement policy for Social Security.
Second, NO Hideaki Akaiwa, the Chuck Norris of Japan who SCUBA DIVED INTO A RAGING TSUNAMI TO SAVE HIS WIFE? Terrible.
Third, the greatest course I ever took was Art History with a declared marxist who was most un-marxist in his instruction. I have learned more about European history through that course on art than I did in all my other courses, high school or otherwise. It was tought without malice towards the west and the only course I ever took in college where I scored a 100% (and argued with him before and after class). If you are going to effectively teach history it needs to be done through the understanding that nothing happened in a vacuum and that all things- religion, politics, social constructs, art, lit, disasters, technology, etc- are interwoven. Once you have the lefty loons demanding we ignore or discount Western Civilization, no point in taking a class on history. Its our history, for fucks' sake.

Posted by: CAC at March 23, 2011 09:39 PM (lV4Fs)

50 24: no
An inch equals 2.54 cm, so the real question is why is the "long side" 4 cm, while the "short" side is 6x2.54 cm (approx. 15 cm)?

Posted by: digitalbrownshirt at March 23, 2011 09:40 PM (C6OjH)

51 Paranoid Girl, 1 inch = 2.5 centimeters. Therefore, the 6 inch side = 15.2 centimeters, which makes it the long side. Now, you have 2 sides that are 15.2 centimeters and 2 sides that are 10 cm, adding up to 34.4 + 20 = 54.4 cm. That's your perimeter.

Posted by: Cardiac Jack at March 23, 2011 09:40 PM (GCIdn)

52 dang, sorry about that. here is the title and author of the book. available at amazon.
the title is Surviving the Economic Collapse, by Fernando "ferfal" aguirre......

Posted by: OldDominionMinion at March 23, 2011 09:40 PM (xOpY+)

53 Have your kid throw it back in their face by incongruently answering, "1 ft. and 20 cm."

Hah, that's a good answer. Though it should be 1/2 ft.

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 23, 2011 09:40 PM (YyWeW)

54 So that's why i couldn't find Dayquil, damn, that stuff's a lifesaver when you've got the sniffles.

It's like magic. I'm keeping it handy.

Funny that I have to show ID to buy cold medicine but not to vote. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom and Sith Apprentice at March 23, 2011 09:40 PM (YxBuk)

55 Though it should be 1/2 ft.

Wait, of course it isn't, you're correct. 1 ft.

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 23, 2011 09:41 PM (YyWeW)

56 Wyatt

10 cm is 3.937 inches, six inches is...well...six inches
so how the hell can the long side be shorter than the short side?

Posted by: Beto at March 23, 2011 09:41 PM (H+LJc)

57 We want to make a banner, any ideas????
Would "Operation Enduring Freedom" with a big "Mission Accomplished" be inappropriate?

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 23, 2011 09:42 PM (RZ8pf)

58 When I moved to Columbus, Ohio and discovered that you could by booze through a drive thru, that was like the most amazing thing in the world. My elderly parents came down to visit and that was one of the first things that I showed them. My mother was amazed that they let you buy beer like that.
And in Korea, I discovered the soju you could buy at the Family Marts at any hours it seemed.
Funny thing about freedom. Once you have a small taste, it's not enough....

Posted by: Canadian Infidel at March 23, 2011 09:42 PM (GKQDR)

59 I went to a supposedly excellent college. There I not only managed to
successfully avoid taking a Western Civ course, but there were no
required history courses whatsoever.
A high school only really has one metric of success.

Are they turning out students that can write, read, do algebra, and have a *strong* knowledge of American history and civics.

And amazingly, that is apparently too much for elite colleges now!

Posted by: 18-1 at March 23, 2011 09:42 PM (bgcml)

60 so how the hell can the long side be shorter than the short side?

That's the new non-racist math.

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 23, 2011 09:42 PM (YyWeW)

61 Posted by: digitalbrownshirt at March 23, 2011 09:40 PM (C6OjH)

beat me this time but....
how many time have thought the same thing at the same time?
freaky

Posted by: Beto at March 23, 2011 09:43 PM (H+LJc)

62 Posted by: CAC at March 23, 2011 09:39 PM (lV4Fs)

Art History classes were how I learned about Catholicism and Christianity.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom and Sith Apprentice at March 23, 2011 09:43 PM (YxBuk)

63 We want to make a banner, any ideas????

Ding, Dong, The Bitch Is Dead?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 23, 2011 09:43 PM (zgZzy)

64 The new red band trailer for Your Highness is out. Not as good as the first trailer but it has lots of Portman in a thong and of course the boobie trap scene is kinda funny.

Posted by: CDR M at March 23, 2011 09:43 PM (BuYeH)

65 Oh gawd, let’s not do anything to make the enemy hate us.Newsflash, Maetenloch:If you want to jump into the religious fray, save your indignation for the muslims, or Fred Phelps and his slimy bunch of assclowns, who show up at military funerals and wave signs with ”God Hates Fags” printed on them. I don’t give a shit what muslims think about burning the koran anymore than I care what the Nazis, Fascist Italians, and Imperialist Japs thought in WWII.

Well when Jones first declared that he was going to burn a koran, a lot of normally Conservative pundits were quick to call on the authorities to stop it. I'm sure their intentions were good but it was still disconcerting and disappointing. If we allow people to burn bras, bibles, and flags, then for goddamn sure they can burn korans too.

Posted by: Mætenloch at March 23, 2011 09:43 PM (pAlYe)

66 If it's a kite shape, and the short lines are 10 cm a piece and the long lines are 6 inches a piece,
then it's 1 ft and 20 cm
or 50.48 cm
or 0.000313668178 miles

Posted by: Z Ryan at March 23, 2011 09:44 PM (EayOv)

67

The Improbably Large Sword
Honestly, what better way to scare an enemy than with a
gigantic sword? How about a sword that couldn’t possibly be carried by
just any man? How about a sword like that of Gilgamesh? “Their blades
were 120 pounds each/ The cross guards of their handles 30 pounds each/
They carried daggers made with 30 pounds of gold”! “Gilgamesh and Enkidu
bore 10 times 60 pounds each”! That’s impossible! — If you’re some kind
of wimp!
A sword isn't very scary if it's so damn heavy you can't pick it up.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 23, 2011 09:44 PM (c0A3e)

68 New Hampshire has state run liquor stores, but I believe they are open 7 days a week. They are the only places to buy liquor, but they sell wine, too. They are convenient, and Massholes like me shop there to save New Hampshire from having a state income tax.

Posted by: fluffy at March 23, 2011 09:44 PM (SwkdU)

69 Fact is we don't have,and haven't had for some time,true freedom in the US.

Posted by: steevy at March 23, 2011 09:44 PM (kUbaX)

70 Ah, Waterhouse. You corrected yourself before I could. But it was an opening for the miles joke.

Posted by: Z Ryan at March 23, 2011 09:44 PM (EayOv)

71 so how the hell can the long side be shorter than the short side?


Maybe Heather was right. The teacher is an idiot.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 23, 2011 09:44 PM (zgZzy)

72 The new red band trailer for Your Highness is out. Not as good as the first trailer but it has lots of Portman in a thong and of course the boobie trap scene is kinda funny.
Posted by: CDR M
Let me guess: it's the same joke as in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Posted by: Z Ryan at March 23, 2011 09:45 PM (EayOv)

73 I always thought Toll Brothers was a great builder so I'm surprised by this.

Then again, a lot of buildings are being built and refurbished by non union labor as union labor is apparently too much of a pain in the butt to deal with. You can tell when the article is pro union though and it gets annoying "Williamsburg activist, said part of the problem is Toll
Brothers, shortly after breaking ground in 2006, dropped union labor to
cut costs."

Posted by: curious at March 23, 2011 09:46 PM (k1rwm)

74 I hated history in K-12. Now I hate K-12. It's a crime that all our hard-working, salt-of-the-earth, dedicated-to-the-children teachers make so many people hate learning.

Posted by: FUBAR at March 23, 2011 09:46 PM (McG46)

75 Great, now sex can kill you, too.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 23, 2011 09:27 PM (zgZzy)
But that's only with women, right?

Posted by: Some Jihadi at March 23, 2011 09:46 PM (bgcml)

76 Can I vent to you 'rons and 'ettes? 'Cause you're about the only ones I
can vent to. Was talking about teacher related stuff with two fathers at
my daughter's dance class tonight. One of them is a teacher here in
O-hi-o. Anyway, I was telling the teacher dad how bad the teachers in WI
made them look, and he said that stuff was basically all made up by
Fox. I'm ready to give up.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at March 23, 2011 09:46 PM (MyByM)

77 As long as history is the topic, let me recommend From Dawn to Decadence by Jacques Barzun. A single volume covering Western Civ from 1500 to the 1990s, with examples drawn from all fields of human endeavor.

Posted by: Cardiac Jack at March 23, 2011 09:46 PM (GCIdn)

78 Maybe Heather was right. The teacher is an idiot.

Is this teacher from Wisconsin?

Posted by: Thomas at March 23, 2011 09:46 PM (VPoTO)

79 Speaking of Pastor Jones:

Some practitioners of the Religion of Peace (My Ass) have put a 2.2 million dollar bounty on his head.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 23, 2011 09:47 PM (c0A3e)

80 Liz Taylor. I never got her. Hot? Yes. Great actress? Not so much.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 23, 2011 09:28 PM (zgZzy)
You don't watch many movies do you?

Posted by: 18-1 at March 23, 2011 09:47 PM (bgcml)

81 If you are going to effectively teach history it needs to be done
through the understanding that nothing happened in a vacuum and that all
things- religion, politics, social constructs, art, lit, disasters,
technology, etc- are interwoven.

This. I caught an Impressionism exhibition when I was in Syracuse that had a film about how both Debussy and the Impressionists were inspired by the opening-up of Japan and Japanese influences coming to Europe...I had never connected the paintings and the history before.

Possibly because I hate the fucking Impressionists and think of them as little as possible. Heh.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 23, 2011 09:47 PM (0vDuM)

82 If it's a 2D drawing that's labeled with sides, then the teach can label it as anything she wants and say it's at an angle on a 3D plane.

Posted by: Z Ryan at March 23, 2011 09:47 PM (EayOv)

83 But that's only with women, right?


Affirmative. Goats are okay.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 23, 2011 09:47 PM (zgZzy)

84 Jesus H. Christ on a crutch, it's only 3rd grade WTF is the teacher thinking then? My first instinct was "you have to convert" but then I thought "well no, they are only 3rd graders so maybe I'm being silly and the perimeter is the same regardless" which made little sense but then I'm with Barbie and math is hard so I began second guessing myself which is why I threw it out to y'all. And now you guys are throwing numbers around and it huuuuuurts.
Averaging out your responses, I believe the kid needs to convert to either centimeters or inches and then solve for the perimeter.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 23, 2011 09:47 PM (RZ8pf)

85 You don't watch many movies do you?

I do, but apparently not the "right" Taylor movies.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 23, 2011 09:48 PM (zgZzy)

86 In general any place where you're not allowed to buy a bottle of wine at 11pm on a Tuesday is a place where you're not allowed to do a lot of things that free peoples elsewhere can do. For your own good of course.
Forget Norway, you just described Pennsylvania and the union bastards at the liquor control board. Wine and spirits are also 25% higher (at a minimum) than neighboring states.

Posted by: Drill_Thrawl at March 23, 2011 09:48 PM (2vLZo)

87 Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand.

Posted by: wildwood at March 23, 2011 09:49 PM (VSWPU)

88 If we allow people to burn bras, bibles, and flags, then for goddamn sure they can burn korans too.

Maet for SCOTUS!

Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 23, 2011 09:49 PM (0vDuM)

89 I love that I have to show my ID to buy Dayquil. Thanks, tweakers!

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom and Sith Apprentice at March 23, 2011 09:37 PM (YxBuk)
OUTRAGEOUS!!!Oh wait, I thought you meant to vote. Carry on.

Posted by: The Left at March 23, 2011 09:49 PM (bgcml)

90
In general any place where you're not allowed to buy a bottle of wine at 11pm on a Tuesday is a place where you're not allowed to do a lot of things that free peoples elsewhere can do.
Like Pennsylvania? The new GOP administration is trying to privatize, but the Dems don't want to give up the union jobs and the GOP lawmakers are afraid of the bible thumpers.
Nuts, but other than that we're pretty free.

Posted by: CJ at March 23, 2011 09:49 PM (tNWxq)

91 Liz could act,even Marilyn could act.They didn't let you into movies back when they started just for being hot.

Posted by: steevy at March 23, 2011 09:49 PM (kUbaX)

92 Anyway, I was telling the teacher dad how bad the teachers in WI made them look, and he said that stuff was basically all made up by Fox. I'm ready to give up.
Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius
WHEW! That was a close one. If he didn't have an offhand dismisal like that, he might have to actualy scrutinize what he thinks! If you push him, you'll find he has more at the ready, such as, "You're a racist!"

Posted by: Z Ryan at March 23, 2011 09:49 PM (EayOv)

93 A little math help please. The kid brought home a
geometry sheet where he has to solve the problem that you have a kite
and the short side is 6 inches and the long side is 10 cm. What is the
perimeter?Because I confess I am an epic fail at geometry. So please help an 'ette out with as little mockery as possible. Thank you.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 23, 2011 09:33 PM (RZ8pf)
It's a rectangle. Two sides of 6 inches, two sides of 10 cm. In Euclidean geometry at non-relativistic speeds.
If your kid is doing geometry, he's doing unit conversions.

Posted by: FUBAR at March 23, 2011 09:50 PM (McG46)

94 Possibly because I hate the fucking Impressionists and think of them as little as possible. Heh.
Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 23, 2011 09:47 PM (0vDuM)
I was very impressed with the Art Institute in Chicago.
Great Impressionist collection. One of the best.

Posted by: TexasJew at March 23, 2011 09:50 PM (We6Z4)

95 This. I caught an Impressionism exhibition when I was in Syracuse that had a film about how both Debussy and the Impressionists were inspired by the opening-up of Japan and Japanese influences coming to Europe...I had never connected the paintings and the history before.
Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 23, 2011 09:47 PM (0vDuM)

It is amazing when you get taught by an actual professor OR a real historian who makes the critical connections necessary to recognize man's progress through the ages, and not by a raving lunatic who wants you to know his opinions.

Posted by: CAC at March 23, 2011 09:51 PM (lV4Fs)

96 Averaging out your responses, I believe the kid needs to convert to
either centimeters or inches and then solve for the perimeter.

I'm wondering if, like someone said above, the teacher didn't proof read her assignment. I think we learned how to convert measurements in 3rd grade but it was a long time ago...I know I sucked at it.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom and Sith Apprentice at March 23, 2011 09:51 PM (YxBuk)

97 Don't be asking me no math questions,I come here to rest my brain.

Posted by: steevy at March 23, 2011 09:51 PM (kUbaX)

98 Cheap and easy access IS directly related to freedom. I've always made that point. I know, because I live in an un-free state. Bastards!!!!!!

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 23, 2011 09:51 PM (YX6i/)

99 As I said before in the ONT, I don't get why they need to make it prescription only to stop the tweakers. We're already signing our lives away to get the stuff and yet that hasn't stopped them. Will making it prescription only really stop them? I don't think so.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 23, 2011 09:52 PM (RZ8pf)

100 Art History classes were how I learned about Catholicism and Christianity.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom and Sith Apprentice at March 23, 2011 09:43 PM (YxBuk)
One wonders what art will endure from our time. Looking at what is popular with the elites, not much.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 23, 2011 09:52 PM (bgcml)

101 10 cm is 3.937 inches, six inches is...well...six inchesso how the hell can the long side be shorter than the short side?

After you've slapped the teacher for being too lazy to proofread her own damn worksheets, file a Problem Report. SHAPE DOES NOT MEET REQUIREMENT FOR KITE.


I need to get my own place so I can drink as heavily as I'm used to drinking.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 23, 2011 09:52 PM (0vDuM)

102 PGiS,
I like my "ft. and cm" answer, but I was called a "smart ass" at every parent-teacher conference my schools ever had. Just take my 50.48 cm answer unless your kid wants to have fun bullshitting the teacher.

Posted by: Z Ryan at March 23, 2011 09:52 PM (EayOv)

103
or 0.000313668178 miles

Posted by: Z Ryan at March 23, 2011 09:44 PM (EayOv)
While that's a good smartass response, I would have gone full smart-tard and said "well, I converted it to rods (survey, not international) for ease of conversion, the total is one tenth of a rod."What will really bake their noodle is that it's 0.100 rods in either survey or international rods.Just go to onlineconversion.com when you need conversions, they do just about everything.It's also 26.5 fingerbreadths.
By the way, was that a statute mile, nautical mile (US or UK), or Ancient Roman mile?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2011 09:52 PM (bxiXv)

104 And if I have a cold I don't want to go to my damn doctor just to get a prescription, I just want to crawl to the drugstore, get my sudafed and crawl back home.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 23, 2011 09:52 PM (RZ8pf)

105 Forget Norway, you just described Pennsylvania and the union bastards
at the liquor control board. Wine and spirits are also 25% higher (at a
minimum) than neighboring states.
At least the beer-distributors are independent. Bad part about that is that if you want to try a new beer, you have to buy a full case (IIRC).

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 23, 2011 09:52 PM (c0A3e)

106 That math homework reminds me of an assignment that my son brought home in the fifth grade. The teacher told them to put ten thousand marks on paper in groups of five(like four marks with the fifth one slashed across)
My son, who always finished his assignment was doing this furiously when I stopped him and explained that he would have to exceed a mark every second just to bust 150 hours. So I called this moron product of our teacher training system and asked her WTF and she says "Oh my god. I didn't think it would take that long!"

Posted by: Beto at March 23, 2011 09:53 PM (H+LJc)

107 Once inch equals 25.4 mm or 2.54 centimeters. I don't know if this helpful (because I haven't actually read what the problem is, yet), but it's something I know and use on a daily basis.

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 23, 2011 09:53 PM (YX6i/)

108 A sword isn't very scary if it's so damn heavy you can't pick it up.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 23, 2011 09:44 PM (c0A3e)
I'm going to have to disagree.

Posted by: Damocles at March 23, 2011 09:53 PM (bgcml)

109 99 Cause they are stupid fucking politicians?

Posted by: steevy at March 23, 2011 09:53 PM (kUbaX)

110 Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at March 23, 2011 09:46 PM (MyByM)

Whoever wanted Fox discredited and Beck discredited did a spectacular job. People say exactly that. They tell me not to watch as I'm "being brain washed" and they say that Fox is "sensationalist". Then they point out that "Beck has lost 60% of his advertising and that he probably found that everything he was researching leads back to fox so I should expect an announcement that he is leaving Fox very soon. "They usually respond to my "have you ever watched anything on Fox, even once" with a "no, I already know what is on there, there is really no need to waste my precious time". And usually they exit. With me shouting after them, "my mind is made up, don't confuse me with facts" isn't that the way you behave, right? Of course they heard it but they never respond.

Maybe you can show them the Althouse stuff. I don't go there and got very bored with WI very fast but, she isn't fox and she isn't a conservative and I read on here that she is a college professor, so maybe they might think her credible.

Posted by: curious at March 23, 2011 09:53 PM (k1rwm)

111
Fact is we don't have,and haven't had for some time,true freedom in the US.

Posted by: steevy at March 23, 2011 09:44 PM (kUbaX)
"Most men aren't looking for freedom, merely a fair master" -- someone

Posted by: 18-1 at March 23, 2011 09:54 PM (bgcml)

112 Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 23, 2011 09:52 PM (RZ8pf)

More regulation! There's not enough regulation! More laws will stop the bad guys!

I mean, good thing Chicago pretty much bans guns. Now they have no crime!

Oh wait...

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom and Sith Apprentice at March 23, 2011 09:54 PM (YxBuk)

113 93
A little math help please. The kid brought home a geometry sheet where he has to solve the problem that you have a kite and the short side is 6 inches and the long side is 10 cm. What is the perimeter?
Because I confess I am an epic fail at geometry. So please help an 'ette out with as little mockery as possible. Thank you.
Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 23, 2011 09:33 PM (RZ8pf)
So 12 inches plus 20 cm= 50.48 cm
or..19.874 inches

Posted by: TexasJew at March 23, 2011 09:54 PM (We6Z4)

114 For heavens sake, there was a typo on the math sheet!

It's only third grade!

Although my second grader has simple geometry problems just like this (albeit usually without typos)

Wyatt I'm going to ignore you Liz Taylor comments. You haven't seen too many of her films I'd bet!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at March 23, 2011 09:54 PM (SB0V2)

115 It's also 26.5 fingerbreadths.


But what's the rule of thumb here? Heh.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 23, 2011 09:54 PM (zgZzy)

116 If your kid is doing geometry, he's doing unit conversions.I don't remember what I did in math for 3rd grade, so its either a proofreading error or a "trick" question geared to get kids to pay attention to units.Although the latter doesn't always help. In 12 grade, my quasi-physics teacher taught us to "make the math fit the problem". Freshman year of physics rolls around... *shudders at the memory*.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 23, 2011 09:55 PM (c0A3e)

117 Anyway, I was telling the teacher dad how bad the teachers in WI
made them look, and he said that stuff was basically all made up by
Fox. I'm ready to give up.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at March 23, 2011 09:46 PM (MyByM)
Fox totally vandalized the state house and blamed us. Oh, and they broke the cookie jar.

Posted by: Some Teacher at March 23, 2011 09:55 PM (bgcml)

118 Screw the math teacher. Convert both units to angstroms, then solve.

Posted by: Chuck Z at March 23, 2011 09:55 PM (Ig+B0)

119 Wyatt I'm going to ignore you Liz Taylor comments. You haven't seen too many of her films I'd bet!


Maybe I'm thinking of Rip Taylor.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 23, 2011 09:55 PM (zgZzy)

120 Posted by: Beto at March 23, 2011 09:53 PM (H+LJc)
Hah. Unless you're practicing for your imprisonment in the Chateau d'If, what the fuck would be the point of that exercise anyway?

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 23, 2011 09:55 PM (YyWeW)

121 And if I have a cold I don't want to go to my damn doctor just to get a
prescription, I just want to crawl to the drugstore, get my sudafed and
crawl back home.

How are the doctors going to make money pulling out your tonsils if they don't have to see you?

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at March 23, 2011 09:56 PM (MyByM)

122 By the way, was that a statute mile, nautical mile (US or UK), or Ancient Roman mile?

Did you know the Royal Mile in Edinburgh is actually longer than a mile?

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom and Sith Apprentice at March 23, 2011 09:56 PM (YxBuk)

123 Justified!

Posted by: USA at March 23, 2011 09:56 PM (YZISw)

124 123 Justified!





Best show on television.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 23, 2011 09:57 PM (zgZzy)

125 Anyway, I was telling the teacher dad how bad the teachers in WI made them look, and he said that stuff was basically all made up by Fox. I'm ready to give up. Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at March 23, 2011 09:46 PM (MyByM)
1) I don't watch Fox, and I saw the same stuff. Funny that.2) So, did you knee him in the groin?Honestly, for the last few years, that's the default Leftist Response To Anything, it sits on the shelf next to "You're Racist."The correct answer is, "So I guess that means you don't actually *have* an argument based on the facts?"

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2011 09:57 PM (bxiXv)

126 Here in PA alcohol is sold in state stores.

Posted by: Ben at March 23, 2011 09:57 PM (DKV43)

127 PGiS, if he ever has to convert units on a problem involving weight. . . solve in Courics.

Posted by: Z Ryan at March 23, 2011 09:57 PM (EayOv)

128 curious, I brought up Althouse but I don't know if he will bother to check on it.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at March 23, 2011 09:57 PM (MyByM)

129 We're already signing our lives away to get the stuff and yet that
hasn't stopped them. Will making it prescription only really stop them?

My friend in Pittsburgh used to date this woman who worked at a chain pharmacy and would buy Oxycontin off Medicare/Medicaid patients who had legitimate prescriptions but didn't use it.

* Patient pays their $1-3 co-pay for 30 pills.
* Dealer pays patient $1/pill.
* Dealer resells pills at bar for $10-15/pill.

No one is harmed, of course, because that sweet taxpayer money that covered the appointment to write the prescription and the cost of the Oxycontin is unlimited, and you'd just spend it on something worthless like food or gasoline if the gov't didn't take it from you...

Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 23, 2011 09:57 PM (0vDuM)

130 I do, but apparently not the "right" Taylor movies.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 23, 2011 09:48 PM

Butterfield 8 is a damn good movie.

Posted by: huerfano at March 23, 2011 09:57 PM (2pEj7)

131 The stupidest conversion I have to do is to convert a "ton of oil" into barrels.
The idiot Euroweenies love the whole "ton of oil" concept.
Or tonne or, whatever.
Shit..

Posted by: TexasJew at March 23, 2011 09:58 PM (We6Z4)

132 what the fuck would be the point of that exercise anyway?

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 23, 2011 09:55 PM (YyWeW)

And that was the next topic of the conversation. I had her crying by the end.

Posted by: Beto at March 23, 2011 09:58 PM (H+LJc)

133 Did you know the Royal Mile in Edinburgh is actually longer than a mile?

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom and Sith Apprentice at March 23, 2011 09:56 PM (YxBuk)
Bah, good enough for government work.

Posted by: Some Teacher at March 23, 2011 09:58 PM (bgcml)

134 126 Here in PA alcohol is sold in state stores.





On a college lacrosse trip to Syracuse we went to the supermarket and saw wine and beer on the shelves. Blew. Our. Mind.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 23, 2011 09:59 PM (zgZzy)

135 The 1st Elizabeth Taylor movie I ever saw:

Life with Father
...followed by:

Father of the Bride

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at March 23, 2011 09:59 PM (UO6+e)

136 In honor of Guys and Dolls on TCM right now a little Nathan Detroit.

http://tinyurl.com/47gb8qk

Posted by: mpfs at March 23, 2011 09:59 PM (3TjSM)

137 I don't think it was a typo because on another sheet it talks about centimeters and then another one uses inches, so it looks deliberate, though my son says they haven't talked about converting to metric yet.
Here's what I believe, this teacher grabs whatever hand-outs have already been created by someone else to use so she doesn't have to create them and she barely looks at them or teaches to them.
I know this because a few weeks ago when I pointed out on another handout that Colorado and Arizona were swapped on the map she was totally surprised and hadn't noticed that. In the 5 years she'd been using the handout.
Gaaaaaaaaaa.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 23, 2011 09:59 PM (RZ8pf)

138 2) So, did you knee him in the groin?

I see him once a week, and he's a teacher at my daughter's school as well, so probably not such a good idea.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at March 23, 2011 09:59 PM (MyByM)

139 Tonne = 2204 lbs.

Daily basis, yada. Oh, nobody asked?

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 23, 2011 09:59 PM (YX6i/)

140
Or tonne or, whatever.

Shit..

Posted by: TexasJew at March 23, 2011 09:58 PM (We6Z4)

Shit, Brent Crude or Venezuelan Sulfur Sludge?

Posted by: Beto at March 23, 2011 09:59 PM (H+LJc)

141 Scotland and Ireland are both completely useless and the world would not miss them...except maybe the whiskey.

Posted by: steevy at March 23, 2011 10:00 PM (kUbaX)

142 Are all the Ukrainian men dead?

Posted by: toby928™ at March 23, 2011 10:00 PM (GTbGH)

143 PGIS, it's 1.1 Cubits

Posted by: robtr at March 23, 2011 10:00 PM (MtwBb)

144 Bad part about that is that if you want to try a new beer, you have to buy a full case (IIRC).

Or you can go to one of those bars with a beer cave that sells it by the bottle.

Damn, I can't remember the name. It was fabulous.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 23, 2011 10:00 PM (0vDuM)

145 Did you know the Royal Mile in Edinburgh is actually longer than a mile?
Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom and Sith Apprentice at March 23, 2011 09:56 PM (YxBuk)
That's a Scottish Mile. I excluded a few other types of miles from my list as well.
Nothing against Scots, it's just my list was long enough.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2011 10:00 PM (bxiXv)

146 So I called this moron product of our teacher training system and asked her WTF and she says "Oh my god. I didn't think it would take that long!"
Posted by: Beto at March 23, 2011 09:53 PM (H+LJc)
How long ago was that? I think I went to that school.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2011 10:01 PM (bxiXv)

147 Scotland and Ireland are both completely useless and the world would not miss them...except maybe the whiskey.

Posted by: steevy at March 23, 2011 10:00 PM (kUbaX)
I beg to differ. Take away Scotland and you'd see England tip over.

Posted by: Rep Hank Johnson at March 23, 2011 10:01 PM (bgcml)

148 142 Too drunk to get it up.

Posted by: steevy at March 23, 2011 10:01 PM (kUbaX)

149 134
126 Here in PA alcohol is sold in state stores.





On a college lacrosse trip to Syracuse we went to the supermarket and saw wine and beer on the shelves. Blew. Our. Mind.

I had that same feeling when I visited my friends in VA. Imagine my shock when they said they were going to the local Red Lion to buy Smirnoff, heh.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 23, 2011 10:01 PM (c0A3e)

150 128
curious, I brought up Althouse but I don't know if he will bother to check on it.


Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at March 23, 2011 09:57 PM (MyByM)
Lately I've been very horrified at people's reactions when you ask them to open their mind a little bit, to consider an alternative, to think out of the box, so to speak. They wear their "conservatives are evil" badges with pride and don't even want to entertain the thought that conservatives are flesh and blood human beings, just like them, who want the same things they do. Honestly, I'm really becoming concerned about this as a thinking populous is very important when the country needs uber problem solvers and hopeful people.

Posted by: curious at March 23, 2011 10:02 PM (k1rwm)

151 143 PGIS, it's 1.1 Cubits Posted by: robtr at March 23, 2011 10:00 PM (MtwBb)
Egyptian, English, or Roman? (I think that would be an English cubit)

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2011 10:03 PM (bxiXv)

152 I saw Liz Taylor in a old movie with Katherine Hepburn. Trying to remember the name of it but can't seem to recall. Anybody know?

Posted by: Thomas at March 23, 2011 10:03 PM (VPoTO)

153 139 Tonne = 2204 lbs. Daily basis, yada. Oh, nobody asked?
Posted by: Papa Editor at March 23, 2011 09:59 PM (YX6i/)
Oil varies greatly in density, so that is one stupid concept.
1 tonne of oil = around 7.3 barrels.
7.3 barrels of oil generally averages 1858 pounds at density of .73 gm/cc. wtf?

Posted by: TexasJew at March 23, 2011 10:03 PM (We6Z4)

154 What would happen if a very loud crowd of sign-carrying "protesters" picketed the home of those two Oshkosh teachers that were featured in the WSJ story today? The poor dears who have decided to retire early so as to not have to suffer under the mean and nasty Scott Walker thefts of their rights. Or something like that.

Yeah. Their home. Their house. Where they live. We know where they live.

The signs and chants would all be built around the themes of "unfairness" and "redistribution of wealth needed."

Unfairness in the sense that they, as a family, have a total income, when pay and bennies package are combined, that far, far exceeds that of the average Wisconsin family. That's unfair enough, right?

And what is needed is a redistribution of wealth, out of their packages and back to the taxpayers who need it more. They get less, everyone else gets a little more.

The demonstrations would go 24/7, for weeks on end, with the overnighters sleeping in tents on adjoining public property (the street in front of their house). Drumming. Children singing. Body odor.

Would the media pay any attention?

Posted by: On, Wisconsin! at March 23, 2011 10:03 PM (4sQwu)

155 In honor of Guys and Dolls on TCM right now a little Nathan Detroit.http://tinyurl.com/47gb8qk

Posted by: mpfs at March 23, 2011 09:59 PM

Man, Dino could sing. Frank was okay, too.

Posted by: huerfano at March 23, 2011 10:03 PM (2pEj7)

156 On a college lacrosse trip to Syrcacuse

FTFY.

Posted by: Ipanema McShanksalot at March 23, 2011 10:03 PM (YyWeW)

157 137 I don't think it was a typo because on another sheet it talks about
centimeters and then another one uses inches, so it looks deliberate,
though my son says they haven't talked about converting to metric yet.
Was just about to ask that - having the unit conversions on the sheet is a hint that they're going to mix up the units for the math problems.

The metric system is a French socialist plot to take over the world, .

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 23, 2011 10:03 PM (c0A3e)

158 g'evening, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 23, 2011 10:03 PM (JMmQ9)

159 150 They've neen liberated by the annointing of their God King.No need to deal with filthy conservatives anymore.They won.

Posted by: steevy at March 23, 2011 10:04 PM (kUbaX)

160 Here's what I believe, this teacher grabs whatever hand-outs have
already been created by someone else to use so she doesn't have to
create them and she barely looks at them or teaches to them.

That was my experience with school.

Had one teacher in HS who made up his own handouts, and he'd intentionally put stuff on it that wasn't in the book or that we hadn't covered yet, just to see who would take the time to look it up.

Only teacher who came anywhere close to preparing us for college, let alone the workforce. Every job I've had, I've had to look up languages or protocols or whatever...

Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 23, 2011 10:04 PM (0vDuM)

161 73 I always thought Toll Brothers was a great builder so I'm surprised by this...
Nope. Toll Brothers is shit. I live in one. I believe I can shoot a BB through the paper thin exterior walls. They're like Hollywood actresses. They look pretty at the start but they do not hold up over time.

Posted by: Drill_Thrawl at March 23, 2011 10:04 PM (2vLZo)

162 The poor dears who have decided to retire early so as to not have to
suffer under the mean and nasty Scott Walker thefts of their rights.

They still get a monthly check and health insurance, but they don't have to show up to work.

We should all be so oppressed, right?

Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 23, 2011 10:05 PM (0vDuM)

163 Katherine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift in Suddenly, Last Summer.

Posted by: huerfano at March 23, 2011 10:05 PM (2pEj7)

164 152
I saw Liz Taylor in a old movie with Katherine Hepburn. Trying to
remember the name of it but can't seem to recall. Anybody know?

Suddenly Last Summer?

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at March 23, 2011 10:05 PM (UO6+e)

165 152

It was Suddenly, Last Summer. 1959

Posted by: mpfs at March 23, 2011 10:06 PM (3TjSM)

166 In Anchorage you can buy any booze, 24/7. The Brown Jug liquor store has been open all day and all night since the pipeline days. They even expanded, since business is so good, and they carry beers from all over the world.

I'd have to say that Alaska is about as free as you can get, if you can afford to live there.

Posted by: tcn at March 23, 2011 10:06 PM (QuGK2)

167 Honestly, I'm really becoming
concerned about this as a thinking populous is very important when the
country needs uber problem solvers and hopeful people.

Posted by: curious at March 23, 2011 10:02 PM (k1rwm)
Liberals generally believe in magic thinking - if enough people just believe in Obamanomics the economy will turn around.You, by relying on "racist" facts are damning us all.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 23, 2011 10:06 PM (bgcml)

168 You PA people should come to a Winking Lizard Tavern in Ohio and do their World Tour of beers. 105 different beers from all over the world.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/4cspvox

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at March 23, 2011 10:06 PM (MyByM)

169 155
In honor of Guys and Dolls on TCM right now a little Nathan Detroit.http://tinyurl.com/47gb8qk

Posted by: mpfs at March 23, 2011 09:59 PM

Man, Dino could sing. Frank was okay, too.

Posted by: huerfano

I always liked Dino better than Frank.

Posted by: mpfs at March 23, 2011 10:07 PM (3TjSM)

170 Can you justsay the perimeter is 12 inches, 20 cm (or, 12 inches + 20 cm)? Could the "cm" have been a typo and it was supposed to be "in"? (since they haven't taught in/cm conversions)

Posted by: Mayday at March 23, 2011 10:07 PM (TRgli)

171 Up here in the NW, when measuring logs we use the Scribner Scale. Good luck trying to use that. Nobody knows what it is or how it came about so it's a good think they made a chart a long time ago that. Line up the diameter of the skinny end with the length. Now you've found your board foot.

*morons make board foot jokes about their members in 3...2 ..1*

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 23, 2011 10:07 PM (YX6i/)

172 Norway sounds alot like Pennsylvania. Maybe their state stores are run by the same union.

Posted by: MrTea at March 23, 2011 10:07 PM (hLZ3k)

173 So looking at that link about movie cliche's I see at the top the link for some article about why you shouldn't go see SuckerPunch. I got to this sentence:
So please, allow me to ruminate, while I illuminate the possibilities
And wanted to punch the feministbitch in the face and want to see the movie even more. I'm tempted to read more just to see how stupid it gets.

Posted by: buzzion at March 23, 2011 10:08 PM (oVQFe)

174 Speaking of weird state liquor laws, WTF is up with the "diluted" booze in Ohio? Where do you go for the full strength stuff?

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 23, 2011 10:09 PM (JMmQ9)

175
The poor dears who have decided to retire early so as to not have to
suffer under the mean and nasty Scott Walker thefts of their rights.

They still get a monthly check and health insurance, but they don't have to show up to work.

We should all be so oppressed, right?


Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 23, 2011 10:05 PM (0vDuM)
My MIL went to brunch with her two brothers and their well-fattened wives. All four work in WI in union jobs. One wife was bitching about how, as a teacher, she was going to take this horrid pay cut under Walker's new law. She was claiming that nobody in the private sector was taking a pay cut like that.So, my MIL pointed out that my husband has been at 80% pay for over a year, and that I have been laid off for nearly a year and a half. Shut the whiner's yap tight.These people are so out of touch with reality. If Gov. Walker has done nothing but open their useless eyes, he has accomplished more than has happened in this God-forsaken state in the past 50 years.

Posted by: tcn at March 23, 2011 10:09 PM (QuGK2)

176 Ack.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/4edpy7s

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at March 23, 2011 10:09 PM (MyByM)

177 170
Can you justsay the perimeter is 12 inches, 20 cm (or, 12 inches + 20
cm)? Could the "cm" have been a typo and it was supposed to be "in"?
(since they haven't taught in/cm conversions)

Since the conversion from inches to cms is on the sheet, I don't think it was a typo. It's a "trick".

Nothing is safe from the threat of taxation. We need to tax everything that moves along with everything that does, right Hillary?

Suttle unrolls toilet paper tax

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 23, 2011 10:10 PM (c0A3e)

178 93 FUBAR, it could be a rectangle - we don't know that - but it's certainly a parallelogram.
And PGIS, what you said that was quoted in 93 is correct: convert to one unit of measure and then add all four sides.
One time, when I was way out in eastern North Carolina, I was on the bypass around Kinston and I came across one of those churches that is set so far back from the road that you wouldn't even know it was there but it had one of those lighted signs on wheels down by the road. I guess they were having a local option referendum on the next election because the sign said, "Stop ungodly liquor by the drink. Vote NO!"
Florence King said local option is like states' rights but not as much fun.
And if 'rons and 'ronettes don't know Florence King's writing, then I'm ashamed to know you.

Posted by: Tonestaple at March 23, 2011 10:10 PM (Tvrhy)

179 This teacher also uses these things called CultureGrams which is an online database of facts in something like a PowerPoint format. Apparently schools buy access to the database. Once you have access you can create your own CultureGrams and upload them for others to use as well.
Anyway, one of the "facts" in the state CultureGram about Wisconsin was "Green Bay won the NFL in 1921" I asked the girl who had it in her state brochure, what does this mean? And then I asked if she was sure that's what it said and she told me she'd written the fact word for word.
Of course I corrected her, but for pete's sake if this teacher is relying on these to "teach" facts...it makes my head go splodey.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 23, 2011 10:11 PM (RZ8pf)

180 Elizabeth Taylor was the last, great movie star. She was fabulous. My favoriye film was Giant. She scared the crap out of me in Virgina Woolf.

Posted by: mpfs at March 23, 2011 10:11 PM (3TjSM)

181 Also, in Anchorage, used to drink at the Fly-By-Night Club. Mr. Whitekeys had more than 250 beers available nightly, but the idiots kept ordering Bud, so he instituted the Bud tax. Cost 0.25 extra. Seemed like the right thing to do.

My dad says that bar closed a couple of years ago, but it had a pretty good run.

Posted by: tcn at March 23, 2011 10:12 PM (QuGK2)

182 Liberals generally believe in magic thinking - if enough people just believe in Obamanomics the economy will turn around.You, by relying on "racist" facts are damning us all. Posted by: 18-1 at March 23, 2011 10:06 PM (bgcml)
People who don't know enough liberals may think you're being figurative.Hang around enough hippies and you'll discover that they really believe a lot of people "wanting" something can make it happen.I am not kidding. I've seen it. (sigh)

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2011 10:12 PM (bxiXv)

183 Listen to me World. You too Saturn.

The Beverly Killbillies?

I live in Texas, i'm white and i don't waste my time God's time or God's creatures' time with racism.
That terrible picture is an example of compartmental thinking. Most would drive a much better car than depicted.

I don't want anything to make my road to Heaven rocker than it already is.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at March 23, 2011 10:13 PM (EiH7n)

184 Fuck everything. Really. Fuck. Everything.

Posted by: Truman North at March 23, 2011 10:13 PM (8ay4x)

185 And good-night now

Posted by: Truman North at March 23, 2011 10:13 PM (8ay4x)

186 180 Elizabeth Taylor was the last, great movie star. She was fabulous. My favoriye film was Giant. She scared the crap out of me in Virgina Woolf.
Posted by: mpfs at March 23, 2011 10:11 PM (3TjSM)
"Giant" was filmed out here in West Texas... I still quote that movie every day.

Posted by: TexasJew at March 23, 2011 10:13 PM (We6Z4)

187 PGIS, do what Heather said - but convert the answer to furlongs, or pixels, or em's just to punish the teacher.

Posted by: Jean at March 23, 2011 10:14 PM (0rXxT)

188 Give me Grace Kelly or Audrey Hepburn any day over Liz Taylor. She was a star because somebody said she was. She could act, but mostly she was a drama queen.

Posted by: tcn at March 23, 2011 10:14 PM (QuGK2)

189 she was going to take this horrid pay cut under Walker's new law.

There's no cut to gross pay at all. Your MIL should have asked her why she was lying.

Yeah, I have no friends.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 23, 2011 10:14 PM (0vDuM)

190 Since the conversion from inches to cms is on the sheet, I don't think it was a typo. It's a "trick".
No the conversion wasn't on the sheet. What I meant was that they had 4 worksheets to do and two sheets were in inches only, one in cm, and this 4th sheet had it as I wrote it.
I believe I have provided all of you with yet another exhibit in "why the department of education and public schools should be nuked from space and we re-build from the ground up"

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 23, 2011 10:15 PM (RZ8pf)

191 "Giant" was filmed out here in West Texas... I still quote that movie every day.

Posted by: TexasJew

That film had everything. Hudson, Taylor, Dean, Baker, a young Dennis Hopper and Texas big skies. I watch it whenever it's on.

Posted by: mpfs at March 23, 2011 10:15 PM (3TjSM)

192 There's no cut to gross pay at all. Your MIL should have asked her why she was lying.

Yeah, I have no friends.


Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 23, 2011 10:14 PM (0vDuM)
But, she is a teacher, and math is hard.

Posted by: tcn at March 23, 2011 10:15 PM (QuGK2)

193 I likes me Maureen O'Hara and Rita Hayworth.

Posted by: steevy at March 23, 2011 10:15 PM (kUbaX)

194
Unit conversions?



Posted by: NASA at March 23, 2011 10:15 PM (G8NKv)

195 Let me hold that kite down next to Alan's limp dick and I'll give you a measurement in millimeters, honey.

Posted by: Andrea Mitchell's universe at March 23, 2011 10:15 PM (le5qc)

196 tcn,
Have you seen her films?

Posted by: mpfs at March 23, 2011 10:16 PM (3TjSM)

Posted by: Enchantment on iBooks at March 23, 2011 10:16 PM (XlTfz)

198 Mr. TexasJew. I too live in the meanest and ugliest part of Tx. Just the flat parts are useless. The rocky-rolly parts are great.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at March 23, 2011 10:16 PM (EiH7n)

199 Elizabeth Taylor was the last, great movie star.
She was fabulous. My favoriye film was Giant. She scared the crap out
of me in Virgina Woolf.

Posted by: mpfs at March 23, 2011 10:11 PM

Martha would scare the hell out of anybody.

Posted by: huerfano at March 23, 2011 10:17 PM (2pEj7)

200 That film had everything. Hudson, Taylor, Dean, Baker, a young Dennis Hopper and Texas big skies. I watch it whenever it's on.
Posted by: mpfs at March 23, 2011 10:15 PM (3TjSM)
Very big skies: Marfa, Texas.
They uploaded it in its entiretyon YouTube. Great quality, 20 videos
I was just watching it:
"Takes a heap of reading, Texas does."

Posted by: TexasJew at March 23, 2011 10:17 PM (We6Z4)

201 196
tcn,
Have you seen her films?


Posted by: mpfs at March 23, 2011 10:16 PM (3TjSM)
Indeed I have. Butterfield 8 is certainly worth watching again, and Giant of course, although she is hardly the only part of that film worth watching. Cat makes my skin crawl, but not because of bad acting. The rest? Hardly Audrey Hepburn quality.

Posted by: tcn at March 23, 2011 10:18 PM (QuGK2)

202 174, AltonJackson,they used to sell 3.2 beer in Kansas, maybe they still do. That was all you could get in grocery stores. If you wanted real beer, 5%, you had to go to one of the "Retail Liquor Stores." Damned Baptists.

Posted by: Tonestaple at March 23, 2011 10:18 PM (Tvrhy)

203 198 Mr. TexasJew. I too live in the meanest and ugliest part of Tx. Just the flat parts are useless. The rocky-rolly parts are great.
Posted by: humphreyrobot at March 23, 2011 10:16 PM (EiH7n)
And just where would that be?

Posted by: TexasJew at March 23, 2011 10:18 PM (We6Z4)

204 199
Absolutely true. They were both cruel to each other in that film. It still drains me when I watch it. So incredibly sad and pathetic.

Posted by: mpfs at March 23, 2011 10:18 PM (3TjSM)

205 PGIS, do what Heather said - but convert the answer to furlongs, or pixels, or em's just to punish the teacher.

Or to Weinermobiles.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 23, 2011 10:18 PM (0vDuM)

206 Strangely, my "Inchometer"-based system of measurement never elicited any interest from my European comrades. The inchometer is exactly the same length as the archaic English system's inch - but its metric, baby.

Posted by: Choo Choo Biden, mad scientist at March 23, 2011 10:19 PM (9ABRK)

207 She was claiming that nobody in the private sector was taking a pay cut like that.

Does she *know* anyone in the private sector?

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom and Sith Apprentice at March 23, 2011 10:20 PM (YxBuk)

208 PGiS just don't do the homework and send in a note saying he didn't do it because he had T-Ball or Pop Warner or something.

Posted by: USS Diversity at March 23, 2011 10:20 PM (gJNMj)

209 I admit, Audrey was exquisite but she always played the same role, herself. I have to give Taylor the edge.

Jean Harlow is a different category of greatness.

Posted by: mpfs at March 23, 2011 10:20 PM (3TjSM)

210
No the conversion wasn't on the sheet. What I meant was that they had
4 worksheets to do and two sheets were in inches only, one in cm, and
this 4th sheet had it as I wrote it.

Ah, my mistake. Well then, have your son play some mischief with the units.

I believe I have provided all of you with yet another exhibit in "why
the department of education and public schools should be nuked from
space and we re-build from the ground up"
But they only need just a little more money! *sarc*.
And add colleges to the nuking list. I find it interesting that while Big Oil is consistently accused of price gouging, tuition at institutes of "higher education" continues to outstrip inflation and administrators get huge-ass bonuses. Where is the equivalent outrage at that?

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 23, 2011 10:20 PM (c0A3e)

211 Oh I have a semi funny story from school today too. We're doing this art thing, the Junior League sends art into the schools so we can do this "Visual Thinking Strategies" thing with the kids. So, I'm with a group of 1st and 2nd grade kids (the kids in the "super smart" class) and one of the boys says "I can't see the kids in this class are too damn tall" I didn't think I heard him right so I said "what did you say?" he replies "I said the kids are too damn tall"
I asked him if that was an appropriate word and he completely shut down, I mean head in lap, arms over head shut down.
Of course he was sorta right, the kids in that class were too damn tall, almost freakishly tall.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 23, 2011 10:20 PM (RZ8pf)

212 I just sent some money to Michelle Malkin to help find her cousin.

Check out her website.

Posted by: NortonPete at March 23, 2011 10:20 PM (fVuwW)

213 You need to take off your shoes if you're going to convert to Greenspans

Posted by: Andrea Mitchell's universe at March 23, 2011 10:20 PM (le5qc)

214 If the kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, freedom is, among many
other things, very much like a reasonably priced bottle of booze.

Agreed.

Posted by: sTevo at March 23, 2011 10:21 PM (VMcEw)

215 Does she *know* anyone in the private sector?


Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom and Sith Apprentice at March 23, 2011 10:20 PM (YxBuk)
Apparently not well. I know I won't hang out with her. Nasty person. I certainly would never let her near my kid, but I guess some of the idiots in Plymouth think she's a good teacher. Anymore, if the teacher isn't actively sleeping with a student or providing them drugs, they are considered adequate.

Posted by: tcn at March 23, 2011 10:22 PM (QuGK2)

216 Freedom? Over rated. Sherrif Joe Biden just sent me a nice email about some family in MN what has freedom from medical bills thanks to our dark lord.

Posted by: Andrea Mitchell's universe at March 23, 2011 10:22 PM (le5qc)

217 Wales is this large.

Posted by: Like high-compression V-8s at March 23, 2011 10:22 PM (lT0LC)

218 Palin just said to Greta, the mission should be Take out Qadaffi since he has american blood on his hands, NO nation building, and get the heck out of there! We can't go around the world intervening wherever there is suffering. Qadaffi has American blood on his hands though and needs to be held accountable.

Posted by: Dan at March 23, 2011 10:22 PM (mXBxH)

219 OMG, HeatherRadish that conversion site is so funny! From now on I'm converting everything to weinermobiles!

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 23, 2011 10:23 PM (RZ8pf)

220 And just where would that be?

Posted by: TexasJew

I live in a compound, i mean a small community just outside Odessa.

What about yourself?

Posted by: humphreyrobot at March 23, 2011 10:23 PM (EiH7n)

221 tuition at institutes of "higher education" continues to outstrip inflation and administrators get huge-ass bonuses. Where is the equivalent outrage at that?
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 23, 2011 10:20 PM (c0A3e)
One thing causing that right now is that states are cutting subsidies to colleges so I really don't have a problem with it. Of course both of my kids graduated already heheh

Posted by: robtr at March 23, 2011 10:24 PM (MtwBb)

222 Palin just said to Greta, the mission should be Take out Qadaffi since he has american blood on his hands, NO nation building, and get the heck out of there! We can't go around the world intervening wherever there is suffering. Qadaffi has American blood on his hands though and needs to be held accountable.
Posted by: Dan at March 23, 2011 10:22 PM (mXBxH)

Who?

Posted by: eman: Japanese Babe Rescue Team at March 23, 2011 10:24 PM (G8NKv)

223 PGIS -- Teacher FAIL big time. the LONG side cannot be 10 cm to 6 inches for the SHORT side because 10/2.54 cm/inch is less than 6.

So you get to do the question multiple ways. Skip any conversion and say its either 20+12 cm or inches whichever which unit she meant to use.

OR

You can also do the conversion and then sum the 4 sides just in case she did mean to be so tricky. What grade level is this?

Posted by: palerider at March 23, 2011 10:24 PM (dkExz)

224 Hey, here's a tip to get a good drunk on. Skip, breakfast, lunch and dinner and then have two 3 Horses lagers from Trader Joes after a full day in kangaroo court.
And of course have the tunes cranked in the background.

Posted by: journolist at March 23, 2011 10:24 PM (iHfo1)

225 Anymore, if the teacher isn't actively sleeping with a student or providing them drugs, they are considered adequate.

...and if they coach football, they can host the booze-fueled orgies at their home, as long as the team wins.

Someone please tell me my high school was atypical.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 23, 2011 10:25 PM (0vDuM)

226 The great thing about the weinermobile: when you see it, follow it, and when it stops, they have to give you a weinermobile whistle.

Posted by: tcn at March 23, 2011 10:25 PM (QuGK2)

227 OK, on those reporters lapsing into gibberish, my theory now that there's been two of them, is that the liberal chips in their heads that were implanted by Soros are malfunctioning.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 23, 2011 10:25 PM (RZ8pf)

228 Jewels: "Free at last, oh Lord free at last."

Posted by: CMU VET at March 23, 2011 10:26 PM (dExXN)

229 So WPIX is running ads all over local cable about Family Guy and they use clips from the show that mention NY.One clip they show Meg has a package of jumbo hotdogs and she says"I'm going to pretend you are the NY Knicks."Should this ad be on prior to 9 pm?Any time?

Posted by: steevy at March 23, 2011 10:26 PM (kUbaX)

230 Someone please tell me my high school was atypical.

Football for high school isn't as...intense in Cali as it is in the South and Midwest...

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom and Sith Apprentice at March 23, 2011 10:26 PM (YxBuk)

231
And of course have the tunes cranked in the background.

Posted by: journolist at March 23, 2011 10:24 PM (iHfo1)
How YOU doin'?

Posted by: tcn at March 23, 2011 10:27 PM (QuGK2)

232 Oh heck I almost forgot, today yet another WA teacher was accused of "inappropriate contact" with a student. This time it was a male teacher.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 23, 2011 10:27 PM (RZ8pf)

233 I didn't take the whole coarsening of society thing seriously but it really is getting worse and making the country worse.

Posted by: steevy at March 23, 2011 10:27 PM (kUbaX)

234 We want to make a banner, any ideas????

Posted by: jewells45 at March 23, 2011 09:38 PM (Z71Vg)
"Congratulations on your recent weight loss"

Posted by: Museisluse has girl parts at March 23, 2011 10:27 PM (xrmna)

235 This thread is totally redeemed by the Liz Taylor photo. When you look up 'hot' in the dictionary, that picture should be there.
They Don't Make Them Like That Any More.

Posted by: Jones at March 23, 2011 10:27 PM (cUNcx)

236 198 Mr. TexasJew. I too live in the meanest and ugliest part of Tx. Just the flat parts are useless. The rocky-rolly parts are great.
Posted by: humphreyrobot at March 23, 2011 10:16 PM (EiH7n)
I live in El Paso now (though I'm usually travelling in the oilpatch) , but have spend many years in and around Odessa:
Crane, Andrews, McCamey, Rankin, Goldsmith, Seminole, Denver City, Kermit, Jal, Wink, even had a trailer in Tarzan once..
I even remember Newt Keene (RIP)in Mentone in Loving County, entire county population of 50

Posted by: TexasJew at March 23, 2011 10:28 PM (We6Z4)

237 I'm finding out that the teacher that teaches my daughter's HONORS English class mostly just talks about other stuff and gives them "free time." And checks his phone for emails and texts during class. Swell.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at March 23, 2011 10:28 PM (MyByM)

238 Oh heck I almost forgot, today yet another WA teacher was accused of "inappropriate contact" with a student. This time it was a male teacher.
Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 23, 2011 10:27 PM (RZ8pf)
I saw that, it's time the teachers union got the catholic church treatment.

Posted by: robtr at March 23, 2011 10:28 PM (MtwBb)

239 Ace, I'm going to spring for a ticket for you to fly out here to L.A. and attend our L.A. moron meetup.
Since you aren't returning me e-mails anymore (ever since the ugly episode of the keg, bowling ball and pane glass window), can someone let Ace know that I need some dates on the calendar he will be available.
Thanks moron nation. And for those of you in the L.A. area, oh, baby, we are going to have a grand ol' time.
Stay tuned. Because it's gonna happen this time.

Posted by: journolist at March 23, 2011 10:28 PM (iHfo1)

240 How the Brits execute energy tax cuts (i.e math and economics are indiscernible for politicians):

Budget 2011: George Osborne puts fuel in the tank, but potholes lie ahead
The Chancellor announced a £2 billion-a-year windfall levy on North Sea oil to
fund an immediate cut in fuel duty of 1p per litre. He also postponed a 5p
rise in fuel duty due next month and introduced a fuel price stabiliser to
keep costs at the pumps down.


See the inherent contradiction in just this passage? The story is wrought with similar things.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 23, 2011 10:29 PM (c0A3e)

241 237 Aww shit,it ain't like they don't already KNOW English.They talk it every day.

Posted by: steevy at March 23, 2011 10:29 PM (kUbaX)

242 I'm finding out that the teacher that teaches my
daughter's HONORS English class mostly just talks about other stuff and
gives them "free time." And checks his phone for emails and texts during
class. Swell.


Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at March 23, 2011 10:28 PM (MyByM)
Well, I guess if he's not knocking up the girls then all is right with his world.Homeschool, people, or pay for a good Catholic one.

Posted by: tcn at March 23, 2011 10:29 PM (QuGK2)

243
Oh heck I almost forgot, today yet another WA teacher was accused of
"inappropriate contact" with a student. This time it was a male teacher.


Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 23, 2011 10:27 PM

I had a co-worker whose granddaughter lived with one of her male teachers her senior year in high school. She was 18. He was twice her age. Apparently, no one at the school objected.

Posted by: huerfano at March 23, 2011 10:30 PM (2pEj7)

244 240 HA!They are so fucking doomed...oh.

Posted by: steevy at March 23, 2011 10:30 PM (kUbaX)

245 I used to live in Maryland where there was a wide differences among the counties on liquor sales. In Montgomery County, (very high toned, lots of liberal govt wealthy types) sales were tightly controlled by the county. In Charles County, south of DC, you could buy a pint of liquor at a drive thru at 6am on Christmas morning, and they'd give you a complimentary plastic cup full of ice.

Posted by: Jones at March 23, 2011 10:31 PM (cUNcx)

246 Elizabeth Taylor was the last, great movie star. She was fabulous. My
favoriye film was Giant. She scared the crap out of me in Virgina
Woolf.

Dunno about the crap scaring part, but yes, she was good.

Damn, I just caught that.

Posted by: fluffy, a little slow at March 23, 2011 10:31 PM (SwkdU)

247 It is amazing when you get taught by an actual professor OR a real
historian who makes the critical connections necessary to recognize
man's progress through the ages,

I took a music survey course in college and the prof tied changing music styles to changing art styles, and both to historical events. Made it all come alive in a new way.


Posted by: Retread at March 23, 2011 10:32 PM (okCHU)

248 Posted by: robtr at March 23, 2011 10:24 PM (MtwBb)

my friend's dad is a CEO of a big company. He was shocked when my friend sent him an email where they listed what the president and the deans made. They were making more than him, the big shot CEO. And they had great benefits, health plans and their kids went to other colleges for free and they always wrote books so they could strong arm other professors into assigning the book and they make money. What a racket and they barely worked for that money where as my friend's CEO dad worked 24/7, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for years.

Posted by: curious at March 23, 2011 10:32 PM (k1rwm)

249 rdbrewer, can you seriously check with Ace on his availability over the next 60 days to fly out here to L.A.for a meet up? I'm springing for flight and lodging.
Send me a direct message on Twit.
Gracias.

Posted by: journolist at March 23, 2011 10:32 PM (iHfo1)

250 244
240 HA!They are so fucking doomed...oh.

Yeah. But we are on the same curve of Doom as the Brits, only a little behind them.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 23, 2011 10:32 PM (c0A3e)

251 223 PGIS -- Teacher FAIL big time. the LONG side cannot be 10 cm to 6 inches for the SHORT side because 10/2.54 cm/inch is less than 6.
Posted by: palerider at March 23, 2011 10:24 PM (dkExz)
In Jr. High (I think) there was a math teacher who liked to deliberately make dimensions on visual problems nonsensical to prevent people guessing, and admitted as much.I asked if the intent was to produce graduates who were incapable of estimating distances, proportions and ratios.Yeah, I was pretty unpopular with the teachers. Our science teachers in Jr. High were complete retards as well.One of my friends reminded me of a time I said (out loud) "I can't believe my parents are paying for this."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2011 10:33 PM (bxiXv)

252 We did homeschooling for many years; it only went so-so. Can't afford to pay for a Catholic school and anyway we're Lutheran.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at March 23, 2011 10:33 PM (MyByM)

253 Texas Jew,
What do you quote from Giant?

Posted by: mpfs at March 23, 2011 10:33 PM (3TjSM)

254 Anyone who sends their daughter to public school might as well just send them to a brothel any more. Between the blow-job culture for the kids and the sexual predators that get moved around, the chances of you daughter making it out intact are nearly nil. For the boys, the chances are not good either, but at least the boys get off the hook because the girls can't figure out which one did the dirty deed.

Public schools are just sewers.

Posted by: tcn at March 23, 2011 10:33 PM (QuGK2)

255 Who died today? It wasn't me, was it?

Posted by: Abe Vigoda at March 23, 2011 10:33 PM (0pBLV)

256 248 I think it was the big sports money(and the need to pay big salaries to high end coaches)that started that ball rolling.I love college sports but they are probably harmful overall.

Posted by: steevy at March 23, 2011 10:33 PM (kUbaX)

257 Kratos, you need to get out here for the L.A. meet up.You can go to confession when you're out here.

Posted by: journolist at March 23, 2011 10:34 PM (iHfo1)

258 Public schools are just sewers.

Posted by: tcn at March 23, 2011 10:33 PM (QuGK2)
Hey, screw you, don't you compare us to those cesspools!

Posted by: sewers everywhere at March 23, 2011 10:36 PM (jCwi8)

259 We did homeschooling for many years; it only went so-so. Can't afford to pay for a Catholic school and anyway we're Lutheran.


Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at March 23, 2011 10:33 PM (MyByM)
Since when is being Lutheran a reason to not send them to Catholic school? The point is that Catholic schools will teach anybody, at a much more fair price than most private schools, and you can be sure your kids are being taught, rather than indoctrinated. Plus, if the kid isn't Catholic, they get all that lovely time during religion class to do their homework, so that's a lovely advantage right there.

Posted by: tcn at March 23, 2011 10:36 PM (QuGK2)

260 Heh, these pics cracked me up.

Posted by: booger at March 23, 2011 10:37 PM (9RFH1)

261 ...and if they coach football, they can host the booze-fueled orgies at their home, as long as the team wins.Someone please tell me my high school was atypical.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 23, 2011 10:25 PM (0vDuM)
So what kind of beer did they serve at the coaches house?

Posted by: Some Curious Moron at March 23, 2011 10:37 PM (bgcml)

262 Who died today? It wasn't me, was it?

Posted by: Abe Vigoda
If it was you, you need to update your website

Abe Vigoda is alive

Posted by: toby928™ at March 23, 2011 10:37 PM (GTbGH)

263 Oops, forgot Pixy put image file names on the spam list, try again

Posted by: booger at March 23, 2011 10:38 PM (9RFH1)

264 the chances of you daughter making it out intact are nearly nil

You don't know either of my daughters.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at March 23, 2011 10:38 PM (MyByM)

265
Sarah Palin on Greta, and she could use a voice coach. Unintended, but she sounds shrill and whiny, and that's not good because her modulation distracts from her message.

Posted by: Fish the Impaler at March 23, 2011 10:38 PM (ZHsNw)

266 Hey, fellow subversives! Is it just me, or is the HQ and Drudge starting to feel like comedy central lately?

And, Maet, that is one amazing picture of Liz Taylor. Never seen it before and thanks for posting. RIP, Ms. T, you were the real deal.

Posted by: Peaches at March 23, 2011 10:38 PM (zxpIo)

267 Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at March 23, 2011 10:33 PM (MyByM)

Catholic schools take all religions if they have room. You just don't take religion and partake in religious services. Heck, my Jewish friend graduated from a Catholic school cause there weren't any jewish schools for her to go to and her parents didn't want to send her to public school. And they were shocked at how many kids from other faiths went to her high school. For her, it was a great experience.

Posted by: curious at March 23, 2011 10:38 PM (k1rwm)

268 253 Texas Jew,What do you quote from Giant?
Posted by: mpfs at March 23, 2011 10:33 PM (3TjSM)
From my not-too-great memory:
"we Texans like a like a little vinegar in our greens." In fact, I quoted that a couple of nights ago.
"Takes a heap o' reading, Texas does"
"Doyou know of San Jacinto. Have you heard of the Alamo?"
"It's an hour to coffee, Miss Leslie"
Dennis Hopper whining: "I wanna be a doctor, Dad!"
"I'm a rich 'un, Bick" (useful when I hit an oil well. I've used that on an old business partner while we were logging a wildcat well.)
"You son's a Benedicts.."
"This West Texas air'll fix you up"
It is a treasure trove of trite and wonderful shlocky dialogue.

Posted by: TexasJew at March 23, 2011 10:39 PM (We6Z4)

269
Posted by: journolist at March 23, 2011 10:34 PM (iHfo1)

Are you trying to not have any decadence?

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom and Sith Apprentice at March 23, 2011 10:40 PM (YxBuk)

270 Palin said she "needs NOW's defense like a fish needs a bicycle!"

I love that.

Posted by: Dan at March 23, 2011 10:40 PM (mXBxH)

271 Great ones Texas Jew. I do love that movie.

Posted by: mpfs at March 23, 2011 10:42 PM (3TjSM)

272 Sarah Palin on Greta, and she could use a voice coach. Unintended, but she sounds shrill and whiny, and that's not good because her modulation distracts from her message.
Posted by: Fish the Impaler at March 23, 2011 10:38 PM (ZHsNw)
Yeah she needs to fix that, and slow down. I don't think she will though.

Posted by: robtr at March 23, 2011 10:42 PM (MtwBb)

273 25 This ONT installment is like a reference manual for the AoSHQ Lifestyle™.Well done, Maet.
Posted by: Andy at March 23, 2011 09:35 PM (veZ9n)


indeed

Posted by: Shoey at March 23, 2011 10:42 PM (yCH89)

274 someone on the other thread said something about someone suing blogs and taking the blogs in the suits. I didn't have a chance to really read the thread but that seems ominous and evil. Anyone know anything about this?

Posted by: curious at March 23, 2011 10:43 PM (k1rwm)

275 TeeJ, that rocked! Giant is truly one of the great movies of all time. Lotta sexy in that movie . . . as well as the dialogue, as you so capably pointed out.

Posted by: Peaches at March 23, 2011 10:43 PM (zxpIo)

276 She doesn't need NOW's defense but they just proved again they were hypocritical scrunts.

Posted by: steevy at March 23, 2011 10:43 PM (kUbaX)

277 Yeah, I know all that about the Catholic schools. We had all kinds of kids at my Lutheran schools. (And don't get me started why we're not sending our kids to those.) Anyway, we can't afford it, so it's moot.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at March 23, 2011 10:43 PM (MyByM)

278 So Norway has the same bullshit that, PA, WA, AL, VA and NC do, state run booze stores.

Get over it.

Posted by: Kemp at March 23, 2011 10:44 PM (JpFM9)

279 Elizabeth Taylor, aged 16
unbelievable

Posted by: Jones at March 23, 2011 10:44 PM (cUNcx)

280 You don't know either of my daughters.


Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at March 23, 2011 10:38 PM (MyByM)
Good point. I expect the moron nation probably turns out some tough ladies who have a pretty good idea who they are.

Posted by: tcn at March 23, 2011 10:44 PM (QuGK2)

281 lol. Awww, thanks for the invitation journolist, but you're going to have more than enough people, genuine all-stars even, for your get-together, especially if you can book the Head Ewok!

I'm waiting for the next meet-up in Wilmington, (The State That Cannot be Named). I finally figured out how to navigate around that damn place - don't follow the signs, just drive towards the riverfront.


Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 23, 2011 10:45 PM (c0A3e)

282 So Norway has the same bullshit that, PA, WA, AL, VA and NC do, state run booze stores.Get over it.
Posted by: Kemp at March 23, 2011 10:44 PM (JpFM9)
Yeah but the democrats here want to start selling pot at our liquor stores too so there is that.

Posted by: robtr at March 23, 2011 10:45 PM (MtwBb)

283 I don't like state run booze stores
the govt that locks you up for drunk is the same govt that sells you the booze

Posted by: Jones at March 23, 2011 10:45 PM (cUNcx)

284 Richard Burton stated that Taylor's breast were apocalyptic. They were a match made in heaven/hell.

Posted by: mpfs at March 23, 2011 10:46 PM (3TjSM)

285 seems like a conflict of interest

Posted by: Jones at March 23, 2011 10:46 PM (cUNcx)

286 Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at March 23, 2011 10:43 PM (MyByM

well I don't think that there is really much difference in public and private and boarding high schools anyway. And, if you try to shelter your kids, well they are going to find it on the internet, the television, the radio, among their friends anyway and then, when they go to college, if they haven't learned to deal with this world they live in by then, they might crash and burn and you don't want that. We have so screwed up this country and our educational systems and morals and character are of no consequence anymore but I guess that accompanies the turning away from God.

Posted by: curious at March 23, 2011 10:47 PM (k1rwm)

287 Elizabeth Taylor, aged 16
unbelievable

Posted by: Jones at March 23, 2011 10:44 PM (cUNcx)
No way! Drudge had that pic front center most of the day. But I cannot believe she's 16 there. Are you sure?

Posted by: Peaches at March 23, 2011 10:47 PM (zxpIo)

288 Peaches,
Yeah. She did that photoshoot, then went back to class.

Posted by: Jones at March 23, 2011 10:48 PM (cUNcx)

289 Chicks looked older back than but still,wow.

Posted by: steevy at March 23, 2011 10:48 PM (kUbaX)

290
I checked Elizabeth and she was only dilated 2cm. She's 16!

Posted by: Dr. Kildaire at March 23, 2011 10:49 PM (ZHsNw)

291
288

damn!!

Posted by: Peaches at March 23, 2011 10:49 PM (zxpIo)

292 Wanna buy booze in New Hampshire, the "Live Free or Die" state (trust me, you'll need it)? Head to a state-run store. Arrgghh!

Posted by: derit at March 23, 2011 10:51 PM (FQlFL)

293 I didn't take the whole coarsening of society thing seriously but it really is getting worse and making the country worse.
steevy

Mr. Steevy, Hello. The socialist the world over are making their play fast to weaken greatly American capitalist because the countries they do hold are falling apart at the seams. If they don't act soon, they will suffer huge losses.
If i’m wrong on the above, somebody please correct me because it saddens me to destroy the wrong countries when i play video games.
Theory: Sharia Law supporters or subsets are joining forces in some instances with the socialist.

There are always some ism that has followers that justifies killing you because you have stuff.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at March 23, 2011 10:52 PM (EiH7n)

294 My mail-order bride arrived damaged. Her ass had a crack in it.

Last time I do business with UPS.

Posted by: nickless at March 23, 2011 10:52 PM (MMC8r)

295 "Update: 2nd controller ordered to staff Washington National airport tower after 1 sleeps through landing of 2 jets - NBC News"

via twitter breaking news....

Isn't that airport right in the heart of DC or something?

Posted by: curious at March 23, 2011 10:53 PM (k1rwm)

296 Ain't gonna pee pee my bed tonight

Posted by: booger at March 23, 2011 10:53 PM (9RFH1)

297 Meal deal tip: I just got a $5 footlong meatball pepperoni from subway -- 1310 calories, if you can believe their signage -- and it's actually pretty darn good. Definitely a lot of caloric bang for the buck . . . They didn't actually have it on the signs, and their English wasn't all that good, but I think they intimated that Moochelle favors this particular sandwich when no on is looking.

Posted by: Peaches at March 23, 2011 10:55 PM (zxpIo)

298 Video of why the Rebels might still lose

they are attacking a tank and as far as i can tell they have nothing more than an AK 47.

It's literally like 15 guys running around a tank while the tank tries to run them offer and occasionally fires off a round.
They're suicidal in their stupidty. It isn't even like the Godfather 2 type suicidal where they're so committed to the cause that they will sacrifice their life to take out a tank. It's the darwinian suicidal that is a direct result of utter incompetence.
Lucky for them the tank crew were a novice and too scared to open up the hatch and man the MG.

Also, in every video of rebels I've seen(mainly on liveleaddotcom) they all all yelling allah akbar. Sometimes its the only thing any of them say the entire video. Should that worry me? Or is Allah Ackbar devoid of religious connotations because it is used so frequently? Kinda like how we in america say "oh jesus" or "oh god"

Posted by: Ben at March 23, 2011 10:56 PM (DKV43)

299 Booger, that was just plain scary. Stop doing that.

Posted by: tcn at March 23, 2011 10:56 PM (QuGK2)

300
We want to make a banner, any ideas????

Would "Operation Enduring Freedom" with a big "Mission Accomplished" be inappropriate?

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 23, 2011 09:42 PM (RZ8pf)




Oh, snap. There's your winner.

'sup jackwagons.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 23, 2011 10:56 PM (9Lm5R)

301 offer=over

Posted by: Ben at March 23, 2011 10:56 PM (DKV43)

302 She did that photoshoot, then went back to class.

Bitch.

Posted by: Every other girl in that class at March 23, 2011 10:57 PM (YyWeW)

303 302
She did that photoshoot, then went back to class.

Bitch.


Posted by: Every other girl in that class at March 23, 2011 10:57 PM (YyWeW)
How do you think I felt?

Posted by: debbie reynolds at March 23, 2011 10:58 PM (QuGK2)

304 Wanna buy booze in New Hampshire, the "Live Free or Die" state (trust me, you'll need it)? Head to a state-run store. Arrgghh!

You can buy beer wine in supermarkets. Here is Massachusetts, we have to go to a liquor store.

Buy bee-ah at the paaaackie!

Posted by: fluffy at March 23, 2011 10:58 PM (SwkdU)

305 they are attacking a tank and as far as i can tell they have nothing more than an AK 47.
At least they are using firearms. I've lost count of how many Pali videos I've seen where the fools throw rocks at an Israeli tank, as if it will dissuade the tank from moving.Also, in every video of rebels I've seen(mainly on liveleaddotcom) they
all all yelling allah akbar. Sometimes its the only thing any of them
say the entire video. Should that worry me? Or is Allah Ackbar devoid
of religious connotations because it is used so frequently? Kinda like
how we in america say "oh jesus" or "oh god"
I don't think Allah Ackbar is devoid of religious connotations, not with the Islamic culture. They take fundamentalism to the next level.
I remember reading a story about an attempted Iranian raid on an Iraqi fort during the Iraq/Iran war. The Iranians thought that if they attacked the Iraqi fort during a full moon, Allah would render them invulnerable. Alas, Allah was not with them that night...

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 23, 2011 11:00 PM (c0A3e)

306
Posted by: tcn at March 23, 2011 10:12 PM (QuGK2)



I remember the Fly-By-Night when I was stationed at Ft. Rich in the late 80s. Fun place.

But I practically LIVED at Koot's for about 4 years.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 23, 2011 11:01 PM (9Lm5R)

307 Alas, Allah was not with them that night...

Maybe he had get to the liquor store before it closed.

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 23, 2011 11:01 PM (YyWeW)

308 Captured Libyan Mercenaries are forced to eat a raw dead dog.

Apparently Libyans are essentially mexicans when it comes to vehicle occupancy.

Posted by: Ben at March 23, 2011 11:02 PM (DKV43)

309 I liked her in Taming of the Shrew. Hell, I like the story, the movie, and the adaptation for Moonlighting.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 23, 2011 11:02 PM (XBM1t)

310 Oh, yay, Survivor is on. And, I don't care how much Ace wants to have butt-secks with Boston Rob, I hate him and I wanna see him punked hard.

Posted by: Peaches at March 23, 2011 11:03 PM (zxpIo)

311 Fun facts about Idaho.
There were more guns than people in Idaho from 1838until 1992(1st california mega-invasion)

There were more gun dealers in Idaho than gas stations until 1995(WJC, Billy Jeffs, eradicating 'Kitchen Table Gun Dealers)

Kitchen table Gun Dealers is code language for law abiding citizens who followed Federal Firearms Laws to sell guns from their homes to make some profit and take advantage of dealer discounts. LEGALLY


Posted by: Jake_in_Idaho_ at March 23, 2011 11:03 PM (Zz45g)

312 Fluffy, ya just exposed my old arse for the wrinkly thing it tis! All those trips for illegal fireworks back in the stone ages...

Posted by: derit at March 23, 2011 11:03 PM (FQlFL)

313 That ass crack was uncalled for.

Posted by: CMU VET at March 23, 2011 11:03 PM (dExXN)

314 "Bennett said a number of people have
complained the mural doesn't present a welcoming environment for
business interests. The decision to take it down, first reported in the
Sun Journal of Lewiston, was made by LePage, his staff and staff within
the labor department, she said."

Geez for only 12% of the population these union are ubiquitous.

Oh dear God, O'really is such a hypocrite. I guess this is payoff time for his two exclusive interviews....his talking points....I think I'm going to compile a list of places right now where people are being killed and the US isn't doing anything.

Posted by: curious at March 23, 2011 11:04 PM (k1rwm)

315 Progtard smack down. Obama supporter left with out any legs after confronted with facts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcTYjh2EjnU

He gets the smug slapped off his by the deer in head lights look. Priceless

Posted by: Sock Puppet 5000 at March 23, 2011 11:04 PM (W58PC)

316 Good evening Bitter Clingers! Is there anything going wrong that I have to leave the Wednesday Night Celebrity Bang to make a profound comment about?

Posted by: King Barry, the JEF at March 23, 2011 11:04 PM (vdfwz)

317 Posted by: Jake_in_Idaho_ at March 23, 2011 11:03 PM (Zz45g)
I have a joke about how nobody in the Miss Black America contest wanted to be be Miss Idaho, but it would get me banned.

Posted by: TexasJew at March 23, 2011 11:05 PM (We6Z4)

318 Peaches

the photographer was Philipe Halsman, 1948

Posted by: Jones at March 23, 2011 11:05 PM (cUNcx)

319 Heh - T-Mobile's still running Anti-ATT commercials. I guess it's their fallback plan if it doesn't make it through the Anti-trust trials.

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 23, 2011 11:05 PM (YX6i/)

320 This is cruel, but I'm LMAO at this story:

Zsa Zsa Gabor rushed to hospital after hearing news of friend Elizabeth Taylor's death
Zsa Zsa Gabor has been rush back to hospital upon learning of screen
legend Elizabeth Taylor's death today, according to reports.
The
ailing 94-year-old apparently went into hysteria, screaming 'I'm next!'
after hearing the sad news about her friend of 30 years.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 23, 2011 11:05 PM (c0A3e)

321 they are attacking a tank and as far as i can tell they have nothing
more than an AK 47.

Lucky bastard.

Posted by: Libyan from FOX news clip who runs around combat zone with plastic toy gun at March 23, 2011 11:06 PM (jCwi8)

322 Is there anything going wrong that I have to leave the Wednesday Night Celebrity Bang to make a profound comment about?

Posted by: King Barry, the JEF at March 23, 2011 11:04 PM (vdfwz)

No, man, everything is cool, just go back to the arugula and Wagyu beef. Pay no attention to the libs and the progs and (ew) the cons and, especially, that fucker Farrakhan, and Michael Moore. We got your back, baby.

Posted by: SEIU at March 23, 2011 11:07 PM (zxpIo)

323 Bret Baier of Fox's Special Report is going to be on Jon Stewart tomorrow. I might actually watch.

Posted by: Retread at March 23, 2011 11:07 PM (okCHU)

324 Idy-Ho has state run stores for Liquor.

Beer and wine in the grocery store.

Idaho is 16% LDS/Mormon, mostly in the South East, South Central.
Those folks don't hanker for free market liquor.

Question, how do you keep a Mormon from drinking your beer when y'all are fshing?
Answer, Invite another Mormon


..

Posted by: Jake_in_Idaho_ at March 23, 2011 11:08 PM (Zz45g)

325 Fluffy, ya just exposed my old arse for the wrinkly thing it tis! All
those trips for illegal fireworks back in the stone ages...
'sOK, I'm a little grey around the muzzle, too.

I love the rest area / liquor stores on I-93.

Posted by: fluffy at March 23, 2011 11:08 PM (SwkdU)

326 323 - Darn, I think Bret's too decent a guy to call out Stewart's patented crap-weasel act.

Posted by: derit at March 23, 2011 11:09 PM (FQlFL)

327 what happened to o'really? he doesn't like the fact that republicans, democrats, liberals, conservatives, teachers, doctors lawyers indian chiefs all agree that we shouldn't be in Libya?

Posted by: curious at March 23, 2011 11:10 PM (k1rwm)

328 This movie on Netflix. .. MEDIA MALPRACTICE
Man, I am so conforted that these networks are dying. I think these "journalists" are as low as DRUG PUSHERS and PIMPS.
They are the lowest of the low. Complete scum.

Posted by: Z Ryan at March 23, 2011 11:13 PM (EayOv)

329 they are attacking a tank and as far as i can tell they have nothing
more than an AK 47.

I haven't seen the video in question, but if they really are buttoned up in the tank and refusing to popup, can't the rebels just wait them out? The tank is going to run out of gas long before it runs them all over and then what?

Posted by: 18-1 at March 23, 2011 11:15 PM (bgcml)

330 I think I've mentioned it in a Sunday book thread, but if you want to learn the history of Western Civilization, a good starting point is Will and Ariel Durant's series "The Story of Civilization" which goes from Sumeria to Napoleon (the volumes are like a game of Civilization III -- each one covers a progressively shorter period). They were written in the 1950s and 1960s, so they aren't contaminated with liberal guilt and political correctness, but they're not in the "here's how we crushed all the benighted heathens" camp either.

Not hard to find, either. Most good used bookstores will have a set because they were a subscriber giveaway for the Book of the Month Club back in the 1970s.

Posted by: Trimegistus at March 23, 2011 11:16 PM (myYF0)

331 "krystal ball" really? really bill? really?

Posted by: curious at March 23, 2011 11:16 PM (k1rwm)

332 I am having a party for my brother Saturday. His divorce is final tomorrow. Without going into huge detail, his soon to be ex was an overbearing bitch. He's met someone who I adore and we are throwing this party. We want to make a banner, any ideas????
jewells45, does your brotherknow about this party?

Posted by: Mayday at March 23, 2011 11:17 PM (TRgli)

333 and forget buying booze in Utah
3.2 beer
if you manage tofind the liquor store in a small Utah town, it's pretty much an accident
In Green River UT, there's one restaurant in town that is The Liquor Store, and it'll be open for about 6 hours a few days a week
you have to find out which hrs on what days

Posted by: Jones at March 23, 2011 11:19 PM (cUNcx)

334 What about "It's a Wonderful Life" that's true and doesn't make a statement either way, it's how you read and interpret it individually.

You know, sometimes people don't really want to celebrate their failures so don't be surprised if he doesn't get pissed at you and break up with the girl you just adore. He might harbor inside feelings thinking "why didn't everyone support me and wife #1 the way they are supporting me and the new squeeze?" and he might not be planning a life with the new squeeze quite yet. Feels like you are playing with fire here.

Posted by: curious at March 23, 2011 11:21 PM (k1rwm)

335 OK, I am baffled because I don't believe they've learned how to
convert from inches to centimeters or even, quite frankly what a
centimeter is other than the other side of the ruler. So, am I missing a
blazingly obvious thing here like it doesn't matter if the number is
inches or centimeters because the answer is the same?

Because I confess I am an epic fail at geometry. So please help an 'ette out with as little mockery as possible. Thank you.

Jumping in way late but I want to see if I am correct!
My first impulse was to drag Euclid into this and start sketching a kite shape and identifying my triangles and hypoten(i?) in a unit-less mathematical way.

Then, I remembered that your kid is in grade school...
So, what's being asked?
Oh. Fucking perimeter!
Short Side *2 + Long Side *2 = Perimeter.
Are they asking for the answer in centimeters or inches?
Convert one or the other "sides" by means of Googling it (How many cms is 6" or How many inches are 10 cms) or provide answers in both units of measurement for extra credit!
OK. I really do have to come back later and take this call.
I hope I'm right! 'Cause I will feel silly if I'm missing something even more obvious...

*crosses fingers and toes*


Posted by: Deety at March 23, 2011 11:21 PM (Jb3+B)

336 #317
The white power rabble is almost all up in North Idaho.
North Idaho is sorta East Washingtin State.
The neo-nazi's up north give the Seattle TV market fits.

Posted by: Jake_in_Idaho_ at March 23, 2011 11:22 PM (Zz45g)

337 333
and forget buying booze in Utah
3.2 beer




Sheesh, really? What's the point? Just go have an espresso, you'll get more of a buzz from the caffeine.

Posted by: booger at March 23, 2011 11:22 PM (9RFH1)

338 Don't you just add the sides together to get the perimeter? So they are just finding a creative way to have the add the numbers either across or up and down. It's third grade, not brain surgery.

Posted by: curious at March 23, 2011 11:23 PM (k1rwm)

339 and forget buying booze in Utah

True that. AND if you do find that elusive liquor store selling real beer, take my advice -- buy the hard stuff instead. NO discount for bottled beer by the 6, 12, case, etc. $x per bottle and multiply by # of bottles. I've found that hard alcohol and wine are the way to go in Ute-land...cheaper.

Posted by: Crabby Appleton at March 23, 2011 11:24 PM (GutTu)

340 239, journolist -
y'mean I dint miss that sta monica deal a year or so ago? Will this one be anywhere near a high-speed-rail station?

Posted by: ktnxbai *cough* at March 23, 2011 11:25 PM (hFd8i)

341 Good Evening Moronettes, Morons and (I am assuming reading this from a safely enclosed decadence free force field) Kratos:
What can I say....Zsa is probably right.

Posted by: Mallamutt at March 23, 2011 11:26 PM (OWjjx)

342 Mrs. Jake and I were in Norway 10-ish years ago.
The wine selection was half what we could get here in Idaho, price was 2x as much almost exactly. Lots of Austrailian wines in Bergen and Oslo then.
Beer was good though, Ringness was decent swill for local brew. Cost alot with sin tax and all.

Posted by: Jake_in_Idaho_ at March 23, 2011 11:26 PM (Zz45g)

343 The best strategy for enjoying alcohol in Utah is... buy it before you cross the state line

Posted by: Jones at March 23, 2011 11:26 PM (cUNcx)

344
they are attacking a tank and as far as i can tell they have nothing more than an AK 47.






Molotov Cocktails. That's what the Finns used to fuck up the Soviets during the Winter War. Break one on the engine vents and the burning fuel will melt the hoses and electrical harness. Burn the periscopes on top of the turret and the crew is blind.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 23, 2011 11:27 PM (9Lm5R)

345 Has anyone called the paramedics? We need a defibrillator, stat.

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 23, 2011 11:27 PM (YX6i/)

346 The white power rabble is almost all up in North Idaho.
North Idaho is sorta East Washingtin State.
The neo-nazi's up north give the Seattle TV market fits.


At the Spokane airport, I ran into some of those. There were some ordinary looking humanoids in red t-shirts adorned with a large swastika. They were loosely escorted by a skinhead with sideburns, who was wearing a uniform of sorts. He had some kind of rank that was a single plain stripe, very low key. He had some fire in his eyes. The swastika wearers looked like puppy dogs.

Posted by: fluffy at March 23, 2011 11:29 PM (SwkdU)

347 TAKE MY MONEY EASTERN BLOC, I WANTS ZE VIMMEN

Posted by: The Dude at March 23, 2011 11:29 PM (Ig1Wo)

348 Where do I get that shirt?

Posted by: GK Chesterton at March 23, 2011 11:29 PM (NVSUd)

349 #333
UT is a BYOB adventure

Posted by: Jake_in_Idaho_ at March 23, 2011 11:30 PM (Zz45g)

350 > Goofy is a dog. Pluto is a dog. How can a dog have a dog?
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.

Posted by: Jones at March 23, 2011 11:31 PM (cUNcx)

351 On the other hand, I have been to gas stations in Utah that sell ammunition.

Posted by: Jones at March 23, 2011 11:32 PM (cUNcx)

352 sad part is that if I don't find a hole to marry in the next 5 years, I'll probably end up being that dude who thinks long and hard at the mail-order bride shit

Posted by: The Dude at March 23, 2011 11:33 PM (Ig1Wo)

353 352
On the other hand, I have been to gas stations in Utah that sell
ammunition.

Posted by: Jones at March 23, 2011 11:32 PM (cUNcx)
We're righteous dudes.

Posted by: The Mormons at March 23, 2011 11:33 PM (GutTu)

354 dang, sorry about that. here is the title and author of the book. available at amazon.
the title is Surviving the Economic Collapse, by Fernando "ferfal" aguirre......
Posted by: OldDominionMinion at March 23, 2011 09:40 PM (xOpY+)
From one Varginian to another, thank ye. I'll look for it tomorrow. Also, don't be a stranger.

Posted by: RushBabe at March 23, 2011 11:34 PM (urYpw)

355 RE: math homework in elementary school. A few years back, we went through a similar situation with an unpossible hw assignment for the boy in 5th grade. Teacher said all their hw assignment handouts came from the Texas Education Agency. Each day's hw handout had probs to skip because of errors, some very glaring.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 23, 2011 11:34 PM (XBM1t)

356 In Ohio, as someone already mentioned, you can buy beer at a drive-thru. That sort of wildness has been going on for years, as I can remember riding in the car with my Dad 45 years ago and him buying a case of beer (he always bought cheap beer, too).
Now you can buy wine, beer and watered down booze (40 proof) in supermarkets 6 days a week, and on Sunday after 1 pm. Kroger's has quite the wine selection (at least where I live).
To get the hard stuff, you have to go to State Liquor stores, which are only open 6 days a week (closed Sundays) and it seems most State store are owned or run by Koreans. Convenience stores (7-11, etc.) also sell beer.
Of course, where I live, parts of the town are still "dry" from the old Methodist days, but that's changing too. Times are rotten, I tell ya!
Doom! ( I got that from Monty.)

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes.... at March 23, 2011 11:35 PM (sJTmU)

357 if I don't find a hole to marry

Swish! Nothing but classs.

Posted by: fluffy at March 23, 2011 11:35 PM (SwkdU)

358 oh and I can't remember who it was I was talking about racing games but D2D has F1 2010 for $16 (with the usage of their marchmadness code)

Posted by: The Dude at March 23, 2011 11:36 PM (Ig1Wo)

359 268, TexasJew -
Ever see "Texas Crude"?
http://tinyurl.com/4ll8x

... Who hasn't awoken the morning after a night "as wild as an acre of snakes," during which one was "drunk as a waltzing pissant" with a hangover that made one feel "like I was pulled backwards through a knothole"?...

( Moron Lifestyle? )

PS going to TInyurl, my browser first suggested TIjuana donkey show... wtf?

Posted by: ktnxbai *cough* at March 23, 2011 11:36 PM (hFd8i)

360 Here in Virginia we have state run liquor stores. You can buy wine and beer elsewhere, but for the hooch the only dealer is Da Man. Unless you live in or around Franklin, County, Virginia, that is, where we still are soupin' up our cars, loading them up with moonshine,and dodgin' revenuers, all hail King Richard!
Our new governor ran for office with a promise to do away with the ABC monopoly. That didn't pan out, though. I think the ABC workers bureacrats were real hostile to that idea. For our own benefit, of course.

Posted by: Cowboy at March 23, 2011 11:36 PM (g9AYc)

361 #347
Some North Idaho frackers showed up at a local gun show down south in Nazi uniforms.
I don't know if they sold anything but have never been back since.
I fracking hate North Idaho Nazi's
Nazi's seem to forget us mongrels whooped there arse in WW2!

Posted by: Jake_in_Idaho_ at March 23, 2011 11:37 PM (Zz45g)

362 Goofy is a dog. Pluto is a dog. How can a dog have a dog?
Posted by: FlaviusJulius

Sounds like fascism to me. That Goofy, you only think he's like Gomer Pyle, but he's more like Himmler.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes.... at March 23, 2011 11:39 PM (sJTmU)

363 Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes.... at March 23, 2011 11:35 PM
(sJTmU)

C.J. -- I'm in NEOhio (Medina County) -- I can buy hard alcohol at my grocery store...they've phased out a lot of the State Stores up by me (thank God).

Posted by: Crabby Appleton at March 23, 2011 11:39 PM (GutTu)

364 308
ben, we got 11 drunks on an old BMW sidecar rig once, on the dirt oval horse track of a county fairground, our little brown ones got nuffin on dat

Posted by: ktnxbai *cough* at March 23, 2011 11:41 PM (hFd8i)

365 Beer on tap in convenience store.

(not the best part of town in Seattle, but I like the concept - thought not as much as the drive-thrus)

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 23, 2011 11:41 PM (YX6i/)

366 Well, my friend has a fourth grader and the other night she scanned in a letter sent home to the parents. Then she scanned in her grammatical and spelling corrections. We all told her not to bother as her kid would be singled out and mistreated by the teacher. She said "it is like this every week, the letters are the same, I can't take it anymore". We suggested that she ask for the child to be moved to another class. She called, the principal said "no way". So she sent back the corrected letter using red marker.

Needless to say, the principal called and told her that she made the teacher cry. She said "well that's good cause she has been making me cry every week since the school year began". Would you believe that the principal suggested that she move her child to a private school, apparently she and her child are no longer welcome in the public school. She said wouldn't you rather just change the kid's class and the principal said "that is against union rules, no".

So, all her friends who are attorneys are now going to be getting involved. it's not worth it anymore to open your mouth. She said to all of us "I can't believe you were right, you really can't say anything". duh...

Posted by: curious at March 23, 2011 11:41 PM (k1rwm)

367 great trailer for Captain America, wish there was a longer look at Red Skull though

Posted by: The Dude at March 23, 2011 11:43 PM (Ig1Wo)

368 In case it hasn't already been mentioned here, Westboro Baptist Lunatics to protest Liz Taylor's funeral.
The father of a dead soldier couldn't sue for the right to a harrassment-free funeral. How much you want to bet the funeral of a gay-advocate celebrity can?

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at March 23, 2011 11:44 PM (l8uYu)

369 My mail-order bride arrived damaged. Her ass had a crack in it.Last time I do business with UPS.
Posted by: nickless

Bad Joke. Banhammer!

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes.... at March 23, 2011 11:44 PM (sJTmU)

370 #352
Nothing sweeter than 2 boxes of 9mm and 2 hot dogs that have been rolling in the streamer for 22 hours/ with an extra helping of chilli.


Posted by: Jake_in_Idaho_ at March 23, 2011 11:45 PM (Zz45g)

371 where is everyone? It's awfully quiet around here, have I missed something? Then again I don't often come on the ONT anymore as usually have too much to do.

Posted by: curious at March 23, 2011 11:46 PM (k1rwm)

372 I can buy hard alcohol at my grocery store...they've phased out a lot of the State Stores up by me (thank God).
Posted by: Crabby Appleton
You can thank that little shrimp Voinovich for that. He worked to break up the whole State Liquor Store monopoly thing.
Hot Pockets and a shot of bourbon. That's entertainment!

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes.... at March 23, 2011 11:47 PM (sJTmU)

373 Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes.... at March 23, 2011 11:47 PM
(sJTmU)


That's about all I can thank that shithead for...good riddance to 'em.

PS I'm more of a jerky and beer guy myself!

Posted by: Crabby Appleton at March 23, 2011 11:49 PM (GutTu)

374 >Then again I don't often come on the ONT anymore as usually have too much to do

there's your answer

Posted by: Jones at March 23, 2011 11:52 PM (cUNcx)

375 Mr. Texasjew, you left out Iraan Tx. Many confused this place with Hell and some other country.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at March 23, 2011 11:52 PM (EiH7n)

376 later friends

Posted by: Jones at March 23, 2011 11:52 PM (cUNcx)

377 Remember when Palin said she didn't know Africa was a continent and not a country?
Hahahaha oh journalists, your made up bullshit endears me to you. Burn in hell!

Posted by: Z Ryan at March 23, 2011 11:53 PM (EayOv)

378 This thread is dead Jim.

Posted by: mpfs at March 23, 2011 11:53 PM (3TjSM)

379 Would you believe that the principal suggested that she move her child
to a private school, apparently she and her child are no longer welcome
in the public school. She said wouldn't you rather just change the
kid's class and the principal said "that is against union rules, no".

In the private sector, employees have strong pressure to make their customers happy. In the public sector employees have no pressure to try to make their customers happy. and in fact generally the union is their de facto customer.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 23, 2011 11:54 PM (bgcml)

380 Are we taking bets on how much the new season of Mythbusters is going to suck? I mean, more than normal.

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 23, 2011 11:54 PM (YX6i/)

381 Needless to say, the principal called and told her that she made the teacher cry.

I would have been a fountain of profanity at that point.

Would you believe that the principal suggested that she move her child to a private school, apparently she and her child are no longer welcome in the public school.

I absolutely believe that, I wasn't either, though they fought to keep the "asses in seats" government money.

She said wouldn't you rather just change the kid's class and the principal said "that is against union rules, no".

They all need to be shut down, period. And the buildings burned to the ground. And the ground sowed with salt.

So, all her friends who are attorneys are now going to be getting involved. it's not worth it anymore to open your mouth. She said to all of us "I can't believe you were right, you really can't say anything". duh...
Posted by: curious at March 23, 2011 11:41 PM (k1rwm)
The servants have declared themselves masters, and are so bold to tell you there's nothing you can do about it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2011 11:56 PM (bxiXv)

382 376 Mr. Texasjew, you left out Iraan Tx. Many confused this place with Hell and some other country.
Posted by: humphreyrobot at March 23, 2011 11:52 PM (EiH7n)
Oh, I lived in Iraan as well. I did some offsetsdown the Sheffield road in the Queen Sand.
Love the Yates field. What a beast..

Posted by: TexasJew at March 23, 2011 11:56 PM (We6Z4)

383 Uh, no ... no one ever said there was a "gang rape", Don.

Posted by: Chuckit at March 23, 2011 11:58 PM (qXCt5)

384 She said wouldn't you rather just change the kid's class and the principal said "that is against union rules, no".Logic and reason have no place here. In the classroom. Where we teach indoctrinate future productive citizens unproductive 52 percenters.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 23, 2011 11:58 PM (XBM1t)

385 Mythbusters suck? What, did the get rid of sweet Carrie and marry off Grant and Torie?

Posted by: derit at March 23, 2011 11:59 PM (FQlFL)

386 381 Are we taking bets on how much the new season of Mythbusters is going to suck? I mean, more than normal.
Posted by: Papa Editor at March 23, 2011 11:54 PM (YX6i/)
If someone would pay me to correct the errors in that show, I could get rich.On the other hand, they might make this whole season another "rehash-episode" season.The sad thing is, I *really* want to like that show! A *lot*! And then they commit some major screw-up *again*, and it's always something that's *painfully* easy to avoid!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2011 11:59 PM (bxiXv)

387 Posted by: OldDominionMinion at March 23, 2011 09:40 PM (xOpY+)
RushBabe's post reminded me to tell you I ordered the book. I've been looking for a practical guide for awhile, so thanks.

Posted by: Polliwog at March 24, 2011 12:01 AM (400qf)

388 You know what would bring this thread back? Another math question.

Posted by: Z Ryan at March 24, 2011 12:02 AM (EayOv)

389 "Newt Gingrich’s policy on Libya, some are contesting, is as consistent as President Obama’s: whatever Obama does, he is wrong."
I'm not a gingrich fan but I distinctly remember that every time one of the dems he was running against in the primary (he being BO) had a good idea, BO made it his own and then when he was running against mcshame, if mcshame had a good idea, BO made it his own. After a while it looked like there was absolutely no difference between the two but for mcshame's service to our country and white hair.

Posted by: curious at March 24, 2011 12:02 AM (k1rwm)

390 366
Beer on tap in convenience store.(not the best part of town in Seattle, but I like the concept - thought not as much as the drive-thrus)

I'm a big fan of the drive-thru beer stores here in Texas, i actually went to one in a cab once when i was already too drunk to drive, good times.

Posted by: booger at March 24, 2011 12:03 AM (9RFH1)

391 Yeah - was lucky enough to experience the drive-thru liquor stores in Australia when I was living there. I miss them sooo much.

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 24, 2011 12:05 AM (YX6i/)

392 389
You know what would bring this thread back? Another math question.

Posted by: Z
Ryan at March 24, 2011 12:02 AM (EayOv)
Oooooooeee!...I just love to do me some cypherin'!!! 'Specially my goesintas!

Posted by: Jethro Bodine at March 24, 2011 12:05 AM (GutTu)

393 We're not at war in Libya. We're executing a Kinetic Military Action.

Posted by: Lord Barry Obullshit, Supreme Military Kineticist at March 24, 2011 12:07 AM (0pBLV)

394 Reporting back from the homework battle with my son. Amazingly he immediately grasped the foolhardy nature of the wording of the problem because he had a ruler in front of him and he could see that 10cm was smaller than 6 inches so why would 10cm be the longer side? We did the conversion, he grumbled a lot but it is done.
Now I am going to bet you dollars to donuts that he gets it wrong because for some reason the "right" answer in the school's mind is just to add up the sides.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 12:07 AM (RZ8pf)

395 There should be beer trucks like there use to be pop sickle trucks.
I think there should be all kinds of trucks.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at March 24, 2011 12:07 AM (EiH7n)

396 Weiner repeated a statement he made earlier Wednesday at the Center for American Progress: He expects the Supreme Court to eventually hear a challenge to the constitutionality of the Obama administration's law and uphold the challenge.

"I think there's a pretty good chance that the Supreme Court will strike down the mandate," Weiner said.

Posted by: Ben at March 24, 2011 12:07 AM (DKV43)

397 Rebecca Black's 'Friday' has 39MM hits on YouTube, eh?...pop music has hit a low I never thought they'd ever achieve.

Posted by: Crabby Appleton at March 24, 2011 12:08 AM (GutTu)

398 Oooooooeee!...I just love to do me some cypherin'!!! 'Specially my goesintas!
Posted by: Jethro Bodine at March 24, 2011 12:05 AM (GutTu)
The ability to perform quick calculations is critical for double-naught agents.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 24, 2011 12:09 AM (XBM1t)

399 I'm a big fan of the drive-thru beer stores here in Texas,

Isn't TX where the chick drove over the toll booth? This is what comes of drive thru liquor stores..they get use to driving thru everything.

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 12:09 AM (D3BYh)

400 Or, it was a trick to see how closely the parents are paying attention and helping with the homework and if the kids get the right answer they are wrong because their parents helped them. But for pete's sake if you are going to send homework home either teach them how to do it first or expect that responsible parents are going to teach them. That's what homework is for--to learn.
But, I'm basically a malcontent when it comes to public school education so I am sure if I voiced that opinon I'd be told, "shut up, that's what"

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 12:09 AM (RZ8pf)

401 396
There should be beer trucks like there use to be pop sickle trucks.


I think there should be all kinds of trucks.

Posted by: humphreyrobot
at March 24, 2011 12:07 AM (EiH7n)
RoachCoaches should sell beer; so should downtown hotdog stands...need a beer to wash down that shit.

Posted by: Crabby Appleton at March 24, 2011 12:10 AM (GutTu)

402 398 Rebecca Black's 'Friday' has 39MM hits on YouTube, eh?...pop music has hit a low I never thought they'd ever achieve.
Posted by: Crabby Appleton at March 24, 2011 12:08 AM (GutTu)
Well, that's what happens when you get your video linked at Ace of Spades HQ.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 24, 2011 12:10 AM (bxiXv)

403 is critical for double-naught agents.

I thought they only needed to know naught and naught naught?

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 12:11 AM (D3BYh)

404 You guys are just haters. Friday! Friday! The come Saturday! and Sunday! Sunday!
Don't pretend like you could remember that before you had the catchy theme to put it to.

Posted by: Z Ryan at March 24, 2011 12:11 AM (EayOv)

405
But, I'm basically a malcontent when it comes to public school education so I am sure if I voiced that opinon I'd be told, "shut up, that's what" Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 12:09 AM (RZ8pf)
If a grocery store treated you like these "public servants" do, you'd never go back.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 24, 2011 12:12 AM (bxiXv)

406 Isn't TX where the chick drove over the toll booth?


Haha, yeah, that was at DFW airport.

Posted by: booger at March 24, 2011 12:13 AM (9RFH1)

407 I just saw something flash on the screen on NGHD that said, "If 100,000 gorillas can hide, what else is out there?"

Does the person who wrote it understand how ridiculous that sounds? If we know there are 100,000 gorillas how is it that they are hidden?

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 24, 2011 12:13 AM (YX6i/)

408 Or, it was a trick to see how closely the parents
are paying attention and helping with the homework and if the kids get
the right answer they are wrong because their parents helped them.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 12:09 AM (RZ8pf)
Is it the teachers' business whether the parents are paying attention? What exactly is the teachers' responsibility, and what is the parents'?
On the one hand, you have to give the teachers' unions whatever they want, because teachers are so darned important. On the other hand, you can't hold teachers responsible for results, because the parents are so darned important.Where do I go to get my cushy, unaccountable job?

Posted by: FUBAR at March 24, 2011 12:14 AM (McG46)

409 We so excited!

Posted by: booger at March 24, 2011 12:14 AM (9RFH1)

410 Um, you're supposed to drive through toll booths. You're just not supposed to run over them.

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 24, 2011 12:15 AM (YX6i/)

411 407
Isn't TX where the chick drove over
the toll booth?

Haha, yeah, that was at DFW airport.


Posted by: booger at March 24, 2011 12:13 AM (9RFH1)Was that an AoSHQ Moronette-overachiever? AWESOME!

Posted by: Crabby Appleton at March 24, 2011 12:15 AM (GutTu)

412 Does the person who wrote it understand how ridiculous that sounds? If we know there are 100,000 gorillas how is it that they are hidden?
Posted by: Papa Editor at March 24, 2011 12:13 AM (YX6i/)
We can't find them is how, where are they if you know so much?

Posted by: robtr at March 24, 2011 12:15 AM (MtwBb)

413 Where do I go to get my cushy, unaccountable job?
Apparently to college for an education degree.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 12:16 AM (RZ8pf)

414 Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 12:07 AM (RZ8pf)

My mom used to say when we were in elementary school that there "was always one problem that was 'busywork' for the parents". Looking back, I think she was probably right. And always the engineer and lawyer and doctor dads would bring up those kinds of problems during their school visits only to be told that "we need to challenge all the children, the slower ones, the average ones and the more advanced ones." Then they would intimate that "of course your child was among the advanced ones" which, if you think about it is exactly what all parents want to hear and then the parent would drop it. My mom never bothered to play that game but when my dad got particularly annoyed she would send him to the meeting and he would come home quite pleased with the meeting and his brilliant children. It's too funny, everyone can't be the top kid and no one wants to know that their kid might be the bottom so people gladly accept the lies and play the game. Really education should be a more personal thing and each one go at his own pace. Sheesh I have a guy friend who is starting his residency. His mother framed one of his "assessments" where in the teacher actually wrote "this child is not teachable".....

Posted by: curious at March 24, 2011 12:16 AM (k1rwm)

415 Does the person who wrote it understand how ridiculous that sounds? If we know there are 100,000 gorillas how is it that they are hidden?
Posted by: Papa Editor at March 24, 2011 12:13 AM (YX6i/)
And why is this a surprise? How many people voted in Illinois and Ohio that they can't find now?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 24, 2011 12:16 AM (bxiXv)

416 Where are these 100,000 gorillas hiding? Because I want to avoid that place if possible.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 12:16 AM (RZ8pf)

417 Just going to share a couple of chuckles and go to bed:

(written by kids)



1. HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHOM TO MARRY?
No person really decides before they grow up who
they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to
find out later who you're stuck with.

-- Kristen, age 10

3. HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?

You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.

-- Derrick, age 8


Posted by: SEIU at March 24, 2011 12:17 AM (zxpIo)

418 Haha, yeah, that was at DFW

She put's the 'ol General Lee to shame on that one.. good launch good hang time.

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 12:17 AM (D3BYh)

419 Oh, gack, sock-suck

Posted by: Peaches at March 24, 2011 12:17 AM (zxpIo)

420 That's what The Mister says when his ceegar gets The Look from one of those dried up earth mothers: "That there is the stink of FREEDOM!"

Posted by: Mrs Running Hobo at March 24, 2011 12:18 AM (l1oyw)

421 In case it hasn't already been mentioned here, Westboro Baptist Lunatics to protest Liz Taylor's funeral.

It's long past time for these people to meet with an unfortunate "accident".

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at March 24, 2011 12:18 AM (vWTeh)

422 414
Where do I go to get my cushy, unaccountable job?
Apparently to college for an education degree.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 12:16 AM
(RZ8pf)And then here! Come for the cushy job; stay for the hippie co-eds that smell like patchouli.

Posted by: U of W MADison Prof. at March 24, 2011 12:18 AM (GutTu)

423 What's with the MBM's fetish for "coalitions"?

Doesn't matter if our guys could flatten Gadaffy and fax him to Allah all by ourselves, it's not "successful" unless there's some sort of multinational coalition. If the coalition gets bogged down in one of their "quagmires", it's all good because the whole world community is in it together.

I think it goes back to their childhoods with "League of Heroes" stuff or the Federation of Planets and all that fantasy fluff

Posted by: kbdabear at March 24, 2011 12:19 AM (vdfwz)

424 Yes, to answer your question: us old musicians are more than happy to mentor a young pup.
I play percussion in a little band down here once a month. We set up on the sidewalk outside a bar for a street party. About a year ago, a 15-year-old sax player came up and wanted to sit in with us. He's been there every month since then, we've all met his mom and we try to give him encouragement. It seems to be working: he's getting better andwe can hear it in his playing. We also managed to hook him up with a famous sax player friend of the band who tours the world to give him lessons.
We also try to behave ourselves. No human sacrifices in front of him during the gig. We're respectful that way.
So, yeah, mentoring is alive and well.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 24, 2011 12:19 AM (d0Tfm)

425 Does the person who wrote it understand how ridiculous that sounds? If
we know there are 100,000 gorillas how is it that they are hidden?

How many have you ever found?

Posted by: fluffy at March 24, 2011 12:19 AM (SwkdU)

426 
"I think there's a pretty good chance that the Supreme Court will strike down the mandate," Weiner said.

Just for giggles I say President Palin should pass an "Individual Being There Mandate." Yes, forcing every American to buy a copy of the classic documentary about the 44th president...

Posted by: 18-1 at March 24, 2011 12:19 AM (bgcml)

427 It's long past time for these people to meet with an unfortunate "accident".

"I didn't mean to run them over, officer. Or back up and run them down again. And again. And again. I thought it was a speed bump!"

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom and Sith Apprentice at March 24, 2011 12:20 AM (YxBuk)

428 417
Where are these 100,000 gorillas hiding? Because I want to avoid that
place if possible.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 12:16 AM
(RZ8pf)
FILTHY APES!!!

Posted by: Taylor at March 24, 2011 12:20 AM (GutTu)

429 Apparently to college for an education degree.

Which apparently (according to the commercial) you can achieve in your pajamas..kewl..

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 12:20 AM (D3BYh)

430 My friend and I were talking about the state tests today because the month of May is set aside for testing (parents are told not to schedule any appointments or anything for the first two weeks of the month, the building goes totally silent, all other activities are canceled, it's really a big pain in the ass).
Anyway, we were talking about whether to encourage the kids to do well and as she pointed out, it doesn't have anything to do with the elementary kid's grades, it's all about grading the teaching and the school so then we were both like "hey, whatever, maybe it would be a good thing if the kids don't do so well on it."

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 12:21 AM (RZ8pf)

431 I think it goes back to their childhoods with "League of Heroes" stuff or the Federation of Planets and all that fantasy fluff

Posted by: kbdabear at March 24, 2011 12:19 AM (vdfwz)
Don't all the important people in the Federation end up being 60s era Americans, err, humans?

Posted by: 18-1 at March 24, 2011 12:21 AM (bgcml)

432 417 Where are these 100,000 gorillas hiding? Because I want to avoid that place if possible. Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 12:16 AM (RZ8pf)
Renton.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 24, 2011 12:21 AM (bxiXv)

433 "In general any place where you're not allowed to buy a bottle of wine at 11pm on a Tuesday is a place where you're not allowed to do a lot of things that free peoples elsewhere can do."

Obviously you've never been to East Texas.

Or maybe you have.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 24, 2011 12:21 AM (wk1nH)

434 But, I'm basically a malcontent when it comes to public school education so I am sure if I voiced that opinon I'd be told, "shut up, that's what"
Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle
The theory that they operate on where I live (at least in elementary school) is to do minimal teaching and expect the parents to teach the kids how to do it at home, through the homework. It's driven my wife bonkers.
And the parochial school in the Catholic parish we live in is packed. If you aren't a Catholic, good luck getting in. I used to judge science fairs for 7th and 8th grade there, and those kids were not that exceptional, believe me.
To quote John Derbyshire, pop culture is filth. Gad, I'm getting old and cranky.
Now get off my lawn!

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes.... at March 24, 2011 12:21 AM (sJTmU)

435 Hehe, from Cracked: "If Movie Posters Were Honest" 19 and 14 are for Star Wars Episode 1 and are very true.
And I thought #2 and #1 were pretty good too.

Posted by: buzzion at March 24, 2011 12:21 AM (oVQFe)

436 Are we taking bets on how much the new season of Mythbusters is going to suck? I mean, more than normal.

I can't wait for Barky's new ultra-genius attempt at the Archimedes Death Ray myth - try it with public sector union employees!

Eh, as long as Kari's wearing tight tops, I'll probably still watch.

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 24, 2011 12:22 AM (YyWeW)

437 I'm not claiming I've found any. They're claiming there are 100,000 hidden, using it as evidence that there may be something else out there we don't know about.

My point is, where do they get this 100,000 gorillas from if they're hidden? Really? You don't see the contradiction in that?

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 24, 2011 12:23 AM (YX6i/)

438 I just saw something flash on the screen on NGHD that said, "If 100,000 gorillas can hide, what else is out there?"

The real JOOO pilots of 9/11!

Posted by: The Left at March 24, 2011 12:23 AM (bgcml)

439 And why are the gorillas hiding? Is it some huge jungle game of hide and seek? Is an elephant "it"?

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 12:23 AM (RZ8pf)

440 Okay, I'm on hold in my phone call and still haven't read the comments prior to my first post nor any other comments after but I am bothered by two things...

The geometer in me (is kind of Honey Badger) really didn't give a shit about the "long" side being 10 cm and the "short" side being 6". A rectangle is a rectangle! I'll eat larvae given the correct set of postulates!!!

The kid in me should have stopped the whole project though, at the outset.

What kind of lame-ass, kite is measured in centimeters or inches?

I denounce myself.


Posted by: Deety at March 24, 2011 12:24 AM (Jb3+B)

441 Renton.
Raaaaaaacist!

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 12:24 AM (RZ8pf)

442 My point is, where do they get this 100,000 gorillas from if they're hidden? Really? You don't see the contradiction in that?
Posted by: Papa Editor at March 24, 2011 12:23 AM (YX6i/)
the census duh

Posted by: robtr at March 24, 2011 12:25 AM (MtwBb)

443 My point is, where do they get this 100,000 gorillas
from if they're hidden? Really? You don't see the contradiction in
that?

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 24, 2011 12:23 AM (YX6i/)
And as we all know, world temperature is now in an unprecedented upward increase or hockey stick if you will. Even though there hasn't been any warming in a decade, and it was warmer in the 30s.
Got it?

Posted by: Global Warmists at March 24, 2011 12:25 AM (bgcml)

444 The Federal Reserve is a fraud and the Joooos are the ruination of ze Vorld!

Posted by: Bernard von NutHaus at March 24, 2011 12:25 AM (GutTu)

445 Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 12:21 AM (RZ8pf)

When I was in high school, at the beginning of every year there was some sort of free lunch program paperwork we had to sign. I never actually read it, but the principal always campaigned really hard for people to get their parents to sign the paper and bring it in. He always sold it as, "If XX people sign and bring in these forms, the school gets more money! And a big helicopter would air lift the money in over the school!" (Yeah,
no one believed that. I don't even know why he sold it that way.) We didn't even have to fill out the form, just sign it.

My senior year I said, "Fuck it. I'm not asking my mom to do it." Apparently other people felt the same way because we didn't get whatever extra money it was. Probably more state/fed funding. The principal was pissed. I thought it was hilarious.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom and Sith Apprentice at March 24, 2011 12:25 AM (YxBuk)

446
I just saw something flash on the screen on NGHD that said, "If 100,000 gorillas can hide, what else is out there?"

Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!

Posted by: Charlton Heston at March 24, 2011 12:26 AM (bgcml)

447 the census duh

Posted by: robtr at March 24, 2011 12:25 AM (MtwBb)
I guess that explains all the census takers with their limbs pulled off.

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 24, 2011 12:26 AM (YX6i/)

448 Anyway, we were talking about whether to encourage the kids to do well
and as she pointed out, it doesn't have anything to do with the
elementary kid's grades, it's all about grading the teaching and the
school so then we were both like "hey, whatever, maybe it would be a
good thing if the kids don't do so well on it."

How else will I be able to afford new boobs?

Posted by: Cameron Diaz in that new flick Ace highlighted at March 24, 2011 12:27 AM (YyWeW)

449 I can't wait for Barky's new ultra-genius attempt at the Archimedes Death Ray myth - try it with public sector union employees!

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 24, 2011 12:22 AM (YyWeW)

Oh, God, that was painfully bad. That whole episode was a metaphor for how much the public sector sucks ass, right down to the huge cheer for the defeated and failed students.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 24, 2011 12:28 AM (bxiXv)

450 What kind of lame-ass, kite This is true, it must be one designed by union workers...

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 12:28 AM (RZ8pf)

451 OOga-BOOga!

Posted by: APEMAN! at March 24, 2011 12:28 AM (GutTu)

452 Now THIS guy drove through the toll booth.

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 24, 2011 12:28 AM (YX6i/)

453 Renton.Raaaaaaacist! Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 12:24 AM (RZ8pf)
I feel like a PC idiot for saying this, but I totally picked a Seattle suburb at random. Did I step in a Northern Idaho joke?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 24, 2011 12:29 AM (bxiXv)

454 How else will I be able to afford new boobs?


Posted by: Cameron Diaz in that new flick Ace highlighted at March 24,
2011 12:27 AM (YyWeW)
God knows you need some...

Posted by: Justin Timberlake at March 24, 2011 12:29 AM (GutTu)

455 I was in Texas one time, and I had to join a "drinking club" as it was called by the locals in this one county. I actually had to register to get a drink. That was a riot.

Posted by: Berserker at March 24, 2011 12:29 AM (gWHrG)

456 Well, after all, they are located at 3701 West 12th St. in Topeka, Kansas.

I refuse to believe there aren't people and organizations of wealth, means, and imagination who have also had it up to here with these people. Just sayin'.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at March 24, 2011 12:29 AM (vWTeh)

457 You don't see the contradiction in that?

Nope. Don't see any gorillas, either ;b

Posted by: fluffy at March 24, 2011 12:30 AM (SwkdU)

458 So I see Rand Paul is considering a presidential build. What's the moron take?

Posted by: 18-1 at March 24, 2011 12:30 AM (bgcml)

459 I don't understand that photo. Is it if you save up 40 ounces of urine, you're allowed to leave Obama's America?

Posted by: andycanuck at March 24, 2011 12:31 AM (/wCSE)

460 453
Now THIS guy
drove through the toll booth.


Posted by: Papa Editor at March 24, 2011 12:28 AM (YX6i/)
Toll Booth Crash Thread Winner!

Posted by: Crabby Appleton at March 24, 2011 12:31 AM (GutTu)

461 Rum, I did some research on the state website and found out that, even though it is kept extremely quiet, parents can opt their elementary kids out of the state test. But, we're discouraged from doing so because supposedly the tests help identify learning problems with our child and don't we want the best for our child?
The reality is, if parents opted out the schools would be screwed because test results are tied in to state and federal money and if districts don't report adequate yearly progress they no get the money.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 12:31 AM (RZ8pf)

462 drove through the toll booth.


Good maneuver doing the "on the side" entry..Look out coming threw..

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 12:32 AM (D3BYh)

463 My senior year I said, "Fuck it. I'm not asking my mom to do it." Apparently other people felt the same way because we didn't get whatever extra money it was. Probably more state/fed funding. The principal was pissed. I thought it was hilarious.
Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom and Sith Apprentice at March 24, 2011 12:25 AM (YxBuk)
The force is strong with you, young one.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 24, 2011 12:32 AM (bxiXv)

464 Don't all the important people in the Federation end up being 60s era Americans, err, humans?


Posted by: 18-1 at March 24, 2011 12:21 AM

You notice that whenever the shit hit the fan and the political hacks at the Federation needed to save their bullshit jobs, there was usually only one ship in the Quadrant who could help?

And it was always this white anglo American human's ship that always happened to be "the only ship in the quadrant"?

Might as well have assigned the other starships to freight and passenger lines for all the good they did ..

Posted by: James T Kirk at March 24, 2011 12:33 AM (vdfwz)

465 John Keister defends Renton.

And Renton The Muscial

And don't forget to get your piece of a sinking bridge from... The Renton Bridge Emporium

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 24, 2011 12:34 AM (YX6i/)

466 Oh, and Renton is the home of the Boeing 737 plant... right on Lake Washington.

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 24, 2011 12:35 AM (YX6i/)

467 You bastardo, Kirk! You killed everyone on Mars by reading the preamble to the evil U.S. constitution!

Posted by: hugo chavez at March 24, 2011 12:36 AM (/wCSE)

468 my mom used to keep us out of school on those test days. She felt they used those test against kids to track them. She might have been right, they never had any tests to reference for me but the regents exams which were a joke.

Posted by: curious at March 24, 2011 12:36 AM (k1rwm)

469 The reality is, if parents opted out the schools would be screwed
because test results are tied in to state and federal money and if
districts don't report adequate yearly progress they no get the money.
If I can do my part by depriving public schools of their money, by God, I will!

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom and Sith Apprentice at March 24, 2011 12:36 AM (YxBuk)

470 You bastardo, Kirk! You killed everyone on Mars by reading the preamble to the evil U.S. constitution!

Posted by: hugo chavez at March 24, 2011 12:36 AM (/wCSE)
Shut up.

Posted by: King Carlos at March 24, 2011 12:37 AM (bgcml)

471 468
You bastardo, Kirk! You killed everyone on Mars by reading the preamble to the evil U.S. constitution!


Posted by: hugo chavez at March 24, 2011 12:36 AM

You should see the sequel:

The Omega Glory II : Kirk reads the Federalist Papers

Posted by: James T Kirk at March 24, 2011 12:38 AM (vdfwz)

472 Are all the airports in argentina closed or is my friend delusional?

Posted by: curious at March 24, 2011 12:38 AM (k1rwm)

473 473
Are all the airports in argentina closed or is my friend delusional?Posted by: curious at March 24, 2011 12:38 AM (k1rwm)

Curious, all of your friends are delusional. Don't listen to anything they tell you that you can't independently verify.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at March 24, 2011 12:40 AM (vWTeh)

474 468
You bastardo, Kirk! You killed everyone on Mars by reading the preamble to the evil U.S. constitution!


Posted by: hugo chavez at March 24, 2011 12:36 AM

I was supposed to be Kirk's hero, so who gets to read the Gettysburg Address to the big talking smoldering rockpile? Not moi

Posted by: Abe Lincoln in Space at March 24, 2011 12:41 AM (vdfwz)

475 Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at March 24, 2011 12:40 AM (vWTeh)

you have a good point there. Although we had snow followed by lightening and thunder tonight that was like nothing I've ever heard. One of my guy friends was totally freaking out cause he said his building shook when lightening hit in the middle of his street.

Posted by: curious at March 24, 2011 12:42 AM (k1rwm)

476 Yeah, I agree with War. All your friends appear to delusional and I haven't even met any of them. Let's keep it that way, mkay?

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 24, 2011 12:42 AM (YX6i/)

477 Posted by: Papa Editor at March 24, 2011 12:42 AM (YX6i/)

Come to NYC and visit, all my friends are average new yorkers.

Posted by: curious at March 24, 2011 12:43 AM (k1rwm)

478 According to Bing there was a communications failure at the Argentina airports a few days ago but I suspect it is better now?
Speaking of which, WTF about the control tower at Reagan going silent last night--and only having one guy in the tower late at night.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 12:43 AM (RZ8pf)

479 This IS the end.... FRIEND!

Posted by: Child's Play 1 at March 24, 2011 12:43 AM (vWTeh)

480 all my friends are average new yorkers.

Like I was saying....

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at March 24, 2011 12:44 AM (vWTeh)

481 Hey CA morons, what's the rainfall total so far this year?

I think the record for SoCal is 39 inches

Posted by: kbdabear at March 24, 2011 12:44 AM (vdfwz)

482 My oldest daughter's teacher called one day to inform us we should be working with her a couple hours a day on her homework. I informed her I worked all day so she had a warm comfortable home in which to live,good meals and a room to study in. That whenever she needed help with a problem I helped her. I also told her I paid a lot of taxes for her to teach her and that was her job.
Apparently expecting a teacher to do what they are paid for makes me an asshole. My wife had to talk the lady down.
I remember when I was in the second grade asking my father what a capital J in cursive looked like. It ended with him holding my arm by the wrist, which made me for a fist, and he used my own fist to smack me upside the head. Needless to say I didn't ask for help with my homework anymore. And my kids thought I was hard on them.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at March 24, 2011 12:45 AM (2o7Ys)

483 Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 12:43 AM (RZ8pf)

I know I posted the link to the story on one of the threads. I was sort of horrified that two planes, without guidance from any controller would just take it upon themselves and land.

my friends living in DC didn't find it funny and, in fact, are really worried now.

Posted by: curious at March 24, 2011 12:45 AM (k1rwm)

484 473 Are all the airports in argentina closed or is my friend delusional?
Posted by: curious at March 24, 2011 12:38 AM (k1rwm)
1) Some Argentine airports closed yesterday due to a communications problem.2) Your friends think Fox News invented the protesting union thuggery in Wisconsin. And that Saddam was just flying kites with children before the Evil Bush invaded Iraq.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 24, 2011 12:46 AM (bxiXv)

485 Speaking of which, WTF about the control tower at
Reagan going silent last night--and only having one guy in the tower
late at night.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 12:43 AM

Tax cuts for the rich are to blame!

Posted by: The MBM at March 24, 2011 12:46 AM (vdfwz)

486 When I was in high school, at the beginning of every year there was some sort of free lunch program paperwork we had to sign. I never actually read it, but the principal always campaigned really hard for people to get their parents to sign the paper and bring it in. He always sold it as, "If XX people sign and bring in these forms, the school gets more money! And a big helicopter would air lift the money in over the school!" (Yeah, no one believed that. I don't even know why he sold it that way.) We didn't even have to fill out the form, just sign it. My senior year I said, "Fuck it. I'm not asking my mom to do it." Apparently other people felt the same way because we didn't get whatever extra money it was. Probably more state/fed funding. The principal was pissed. I thought it was hilarious.
Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom and Sith Apprentice at March 24, 2011 12:25 AM (YxBuk)
Probably paperwork to claim you were too poor to pay for the cheap lunch the school provided so they would get funding from the state to pay for your lunch. Even though you could And since you could and probably did they could spend all that extra money on whatever they wanted. You didn't fill it out and they couldn't game the system anymore so no more slush fund money to pay for "free lunches."
Nothing like cheating the system "for the children"

Posted by: buzzion at March 24, 2011 12:46 AM (oVQFe)

487 Check out the latest honey badger.

Posted by: rdbrewer at March 24, 2011 12:47 AM (n1sGa)

488 Like I was saying....
Fuck You!

Posted by: Obligatory NY retort at March 24, 2011 12:47 AM (Fb0EC)

489 I must kill you all to preserve the Union. You're all Copperheads. And who's the freak with the pointy ears?

Posted by: malfunctioning holographic abraham lincoln at March 24, 2011 12:48 AM (/wCSE)

490 Check out the latest honey badger.

My fave is still the one with his arms/legs/paws/whateverthefuck crossed nonchalantly.

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 24, 2011 12:48 AM (YyWeW)

491 Noo Yawkahs interviewed on the Weather Channel bitching about snow in late March ..

In 1982 and 1983, the NYC area had blizzards in late April, followed by 2 days of 20 degrees with high winds ...

Posted by: kbdabear at March 24, 2011 12:48 AM (vdfwz)

492 I was sort of horrified that two planes, without guidance from any controller would just take it upon themselves and land.
I couldn't decide how I felt about that. It was late at night, they were the last flights due in, and were in constant contact with each other and the pre-hand-off air traffic guys.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 12:49 AM (RZ8pf)

493 I think the record for SoCal is 39 inches
That's what she said!

Posted by: michael scott at March 24, 2011 12:49 AM (/wCSE)

494 Don't be holdin' out on me, Bitch!
I know you got my $51.22.

Posted by: Honey Badger at March 24, 2011 12:50 AM (Fb0EC)

495 My fave is still the one with his arms/legs/paws/whateverthefuck crossed nonchalantly.

Which one? The one that's already scrolled off?

Posted by: rdbrewer at March 24, 2011 12:50 AM (n1sGa)

496 473 Are all the airports in argentina closed or is my friend delusional?
Posted by: curious at March 24, 2011 12:38 AM (k1rwm)
Delusional definitely. Based on the stuff you say about your friends. You should be doing nothing but rolling your eyes laughing at them and saying "that's the stupidest fucking thing I've ever heard"

Posted by: buzzion at March 24, 2011 12:50 AM (oVQFe)

497 I was talking with one of the PTA people today about something and I started to say "honey badg" then I stopped because I realized I was going to say "honey badger don't give a shit" which she would completely not get. But it was frustrating because it really fit and frankly, needed to be said.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 12:50 AM (RZ8pf)

498 For instace, curious, is this the same friend that believe Charlie Sheen is talking to his fans in a secret code?

Posted by: buzzion at March 24, 2011 12:51 AM (oVQFe)

499 curious, have any of your friends tried to show you how to run your car (um, if you have one since you're in NYC, I'd understand) on water?

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 24, 2011 12:51 AM (YX6i/)

500 @298 they are attacking a tank and as far as i can tell they have nothing
more than an AK 47.

In the same country during WWII, gurkhas used to take German tanks armed with nothing more than kukri knives, and the occasional grenade. The trick was to get on to the tank. After that, it was advantage: gurkha.

Also, the Brits had a Norton sidecar rig with drive to two wheels and a MG on the sidecar. It could circle the tank faster than the turret could traverse, and stay ahead of the hull guns. No AP ammo, of course, as that would have been distinctly unsporting, old man. But it distracted the Krauts while the gurkhas got on the tank.

This could account for why the Germans do not want to go back there.

Posted by: comatus at March 24, 2011 12:51 AM (W5ilH)

501 Sometimes a person has to take initiative and action. I hope my pilots are the guys who don't need to be told what to do every inch of the way in an abnormal situation.

Posted by: Z Ryan at March 24, 2011 12:51 AM (EayOv)

502 Which one? The one that's already scrolled off?

The one above (and referencing?) Liz Taylor's kicking of the bucket.

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 24, 2011 12:52 AM (YyWeW)

503 Sometimes Z makes sense. We should praise him when he does.

Nice work, Z.

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 24, 2011 12:52 AM (YX6i/)

504 501
For instace, curious, is this the same friend that believe Charlie Sheen is talking to his fans in a secret code?

Posted by: buzzion at March 24, 2011 12:51 AM (oVQFe)

no the friend who thinks sheen is talking in code works on WS.

Posted by: curious at March 24, 2011 12:52 AM (k1rwm)

505 Sarah Palin on Greta, and she could use a voice coach. Unintended, but she sounds shrill and whiny,

I think this is her biggest problem as a candidate. She's squeaky. So many of the things she says would carry more weight with a lower, more even tone.

Because of that, she needs to get away from the informal use of language--the chummy colloquialisms, for example. A more formal, professional sounding delivery would compensate for the squeakiness a little.

Posted by: rdbrewer at March 24, 2011 12:53 AM (n1sGa)

506 Sometimes a person has to take initiative and action. I hope my pilots are the guys who don't need to be told what to do every inch of the way in an abnormal situation.
Yeah it was probably safer for them to land than not land since they were low on fuel and there wasn't another airport to diver to.
Still, I mean come on Reagan airport should be in crack hands, not guys that sleep on the job or forget their card key and get locked out of the tower.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 12:53 AM (RZ8pf)

507 It tastes bubbly on my tongue!

Posted by: Z Ryan at March 24, 2011 12:53 AM (EayOv)

508 After that, it was advantage: gurkha.
Even I don't fuck with the Gurkha.

Posted by: Honey Badger at March 24, 2011 12:53 AM (Fb0EC)

509
This movie on Netflix. .. MEDIA MALPRACTICE
Man, I am so conforted that these networks are dying. I think these "journalists" are as low as DRUG PUSHERS and PIMPS.
They are the lowest of the low. Complete scum.
Hey Z, you should check out "Fat Head" on there too. The government-nutrition science circle jerk is just as bad as the anthropogenic climate change scam.

Posted by: Blackford Oakes at March 24, 2011 12:53 AM (Klxrr)

510 Ahhh, the soothing cries of "disenfranchisement" and "raaaccissmm" are gonna be sweet.

Posted by: booger at March 24, 2011 12:54 AM (9RFH1)

511 Posted by: Papa Editor at March 24, 2011 12:51 AM (YX6i/)

it's expensive to keep a car in NYC

Posted by: curious at March 24, 2011 12:54 AM (k1rwm)

512 Um, I know. That's why I said I understood.

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 24, 2011 12:55 AM (YX6i/)

513 Blackford Oakes, I saw that on there but decided not to watch it until I had done some research. I didn't want to walk into some Michael Moore Loose Change hitpiece.

Posted by: Z Ryan at March 24, 2011 12:55 AM (EayOv)

514 I think the record for SoCal is 39 inches

We broke whatever record was set in 1945 or whenever. It's rained quite a bit.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom and Sith Apprentice at March 24, 2011 12:55 AM (YxBuk)

515 Oh Really had a young reporter on that did man on the street interviews with 20 something New Yorkers. They were almost to a person brainwashed liberals. When asked questions like how would you correct our financial system they would reply with answers like, "by getting rid of conservatives (giggle)". Follow up questions to support a stance showed they were simply clueless and had no rational support for their ideas. Oh Really asked how many were like that and how many were informed. The reporter responded about 20% were informed but they were usually from out of town.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at March 24, 2011 12:56 AM (2o7Ys)

516 Plus, Fat Head had a cover like Supersize Me, and I was already disappointed by Super High Me.

Posted by: Z Ryan at March 24, 2011 12:56 AM (EayOv)

517 If any of you guys love airplanes and visit Seattle, definitely take the time to go to the Museum of Flight. They have an observation tower where you can watch the planes take off and land at Boeing field and listen to the air traffic controllers. They also have a whole display about how planes are communicated with throughout their flight (passing from zone to zone etc.).
Of all the tourist sites in Seattle the Museum of Flight is the one that I never get bored visiting, I learn something different every time.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 12:56 AM (RZ8pf)

518 it's expensive to keep a car in NYC
...and virtually useless.
Better to keep one parked in Upper Westchester, or Newark.

Posted by: Honey Badger at March 24, 2011 12:57 AM (Fb0EC)

519 I mean come on Reagan airport should be in crack hands

Hello there! I've got a deep, sexy, homegrown radio announcer's air-traffic controller's voice and I'm looking for a situation where I can fill my hands with crack put an airport into crack hands. Where can I get an application?

Posted by: Ted Williams at March 24, 2011 12:58 AM (vWTeh)

520 Of all the tourist sites in Seattle the Museum of
Flight is the one that I never get bored visiting, I learn something
different every time.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 12:56 AM (RZ8pf)
Whatever.

Posted by: Ride the Ducks at March 24, 2011 12:59 AM (YX6i/)

521 wouldn't water in the gas tank hurt your engine?

Posted by: curious at March 24, 2011 12:59 AM (k1rwm)

522
Still, I mean come on Reagan airport should be in
crack hands, not guys that sleep on the job or forget their card key
and get locked out of the tower.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 12:53 AM
(RZ8pf)No worries, I got this.


Posted by: Marion Barry, new Reagan National air traffic controller at March 24, 2011 01:00 AM (jCwi8)

523 don't be jealous ducks, you are fun too.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 01:00 AM (RZ8pf)

524 Since the song is everywhere and absolutely horrible, here's a re-dub of Friday. Its a bit "Walken-esque." Favorite line "My hand is a Dolphin"

Posted by: buzzion at March 24, 2011 01:00 AM (oVQFe)

525 We broke whatever record was set in 1945 or whenever.

So are we.

Posted by: Japan at March 24, 2011 01:00 AM (vWTeh)

526 I've got crack hands too.

Posted by: president o'bumbles at March 24, 2011 01:00 AM (/wCSE)

527 Of all the tourist sites in Seattle the Museum of
Flight is the one that I never get bored visiting, I learn something
different every time.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 12:56 AM (RZ8pf)
Whatever.


Posted by: Ride the Ducks at March 24, 2011 12:59 AM (YX6i/)
Yeah - total bullshit!

Posted by: Jimi Hendrix's & Bruce Lee's Tombstones at March 24, 2011 01:01 AM (YX6i/)

528 524
wouldn't water in the gas tank hurt your engine?

Definitely. That's why you're supposed to fill it up with empty beer cans and banana peels.

Posted by: Dr. Emmett L. Brown at March 24, 2011 01:02 AM (vWTeh)

529 tried to show you how to run your car on water?


It's feasible, progtards here suggested we should be taxing it. *water*. Instead the leftarded legislature went for the ol reliable raise the cig tax, and a new wrinkle lets tax health care...

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 01:02 AM (KJynJ)

530 We've got a funeral museum here in the Houston area. No, seriously!

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 24, 2011 01:02 AM (XBM1t)

531 524 wouldn't water in the gas tank hurt your engine?
Posted by: curious at March 24, 2011 12:59 AM (k1rwm)
Not if it was emulsified and less than about 20% by volume.But I suspect that's not what people were thinking.Years ago there was a popular whackjob scheme where regular engines could be run on water, pushed by the usual late-night-radio crowd. Of course, it was nonsense.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 24, 2011 01:03 AM (bxiXv)

532 "Should the United States be engaged in military operations in Libya?"

Posted by: curious at March 24, 2011 01:03 AM (k1rwm)

533 Oh California, you get a little water and a little wind andyour weather report isENDTIMES STORM!!!

Posted by: Z Ryan at March 24, 2011 01:03 AM (EayOv)

534 Ride the Ducks Snake

Fixed.

Posted by: Jim Morrison at March 24, 2011 01:03 AM (vWTeh)

535 I had a sweet gig in college one semester babysitting an air traffic controller's kids. He worked the late night shift so I'd go over after the kids were in bed, he'd go off to work, I'd do my homework, sleep there, wake up when he got home and head back to my dorm. And he paid really well. I got paid to sleep.
Man, I'd love another job like that. Maybe I should get a job at Reagan...

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 01:03 AM (RZ8pf)

536 Since the song is everywhere and absolutely horrible, here's a re-dub of Friday. Its a bit "Walken-esque." Favorite line "My hand is a Dolphin"

Not bad. Dana Vachon's "analysis" linked in the sidebar is good shit too.

I do wonder how much that video cost to make. And why anyone would have fronted the money for it.

Sure, they're laughing now, but seems like an awful chance to take.

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 24, 2011 01:04 AM (YyWeW)

537 Of course, it was nonsense.

Fuck you!

Posted by: Dr. Richard C. Hoagland at March 24, 2011 01:04 AM (vWTeh)

538 Ride the Ducks SnakeFixed.

Posted by: Jim Morrison at March 24, 2011 01:03 AM (vWTeh)
What the fuck are you talking about?

Posted by: Samuel L. Jackson at March 24, 2011 01:05 AM (YX6i/)

539 didn't some singer fill the engine of his tour bus with leftover oil from Mickey d's?

Posted by: curious at March 24, 2011 01:05 AM (k1rwm)

540 535"Should the United States be engaged in military operations in Libya?"
Posted by: curious at March 24, 2011 01:03 AM (k1rwm)
Yes.No.Maybe.Wait! I want to change my answer!

Posted by: Barry Soetero, Super Community Organizer at March 24, 2011 01:06 AM (bxiXv)

541 Darn it, time to direct some planes in for a landing.
Later gang.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 01:06 AM (RZ8pf)

542 Yes.No.Maybe.Wait! I want to change my answer!


Posted by: Barry Soetero, Super Community Organizer at March 24, 2011 01:06 AM (bxiXv)
Hurry the eff up, already, so I can nail down my position.

Posted by: Newt G. at March 24, 2011 01:07 AM (YX6i/)

543 Darn it, time to direct some planes in for a landing.
Later gang.
Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 01:06 AM (RZ8pf)

Don't flash the high beams!

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 24, 2011 01:07 AM (XBM1t)

544 Darn it, time to direct some planes in for a landing.
Later gang.
Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle
You have some studs waiting in the bedroom? I can't see what else that could be a euphamism for.

Posted by: Z Ryan at March 24, 2011 01:07 AM (EayOv)

545 Darn it, time to direct some planes in for a landing.
Later gang.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 01:06 AM (RZ8pf)
Well, since she won't be around to read them, we can have some fun with this one.Who's going first?

Posted by: Papa Editor at March 24, 2011 01:08 AM (YX6i/)

546 542 didn't some singer fill the engine of his tour bus with leftover oil from Mickey d's?
Posted by: curious at March 24, 2011 01:05 AM (k1rwm)
Improvised Diesel is really easy to make, a regular stock diesel car will run on vegetable oild, it works a little bit better with a few additives, but it works straight up.Filter it first if it's used fry oil.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 24, 2011 01:08 AM (bxiXv)

547 527
Since the song is everywhere and absolutely horrible, here's a re-dub of Friday. Its a bit "Walken-esque." Favorite line "My hand is a Dolphin"
I almost threw up laughing so hard at that. (I actually did throw up at the original video.)

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at March 24, 2011 01:08 AM (vWTeh)

548 I believe, um, I've already answered, er, that, um, query.

Posted by: president o'bumbles at March 24, 2011 01:09 AM (/wCSE)

549
Darn it, time to direct some planes in for a landing.



She's good. She's very good.

Posted by: Morons With Filthy Minds at March 24, 2011 01:09 AM (vWTeh)

550 Hurry the eff up, already, so I can nail down my position.


I think he's waiting for me to send back the email in my inbox..Not sure why he wanted me to make the decision if he should run...asswipe make your own decision.

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 01:09 AM (KJynJ)

551 I do wonder how much that video cost to make. And why anyone would have fronted the money for it.Sure, they're laughing now, but seems like an awful chance to take.
Posted by: Waterhouse at March 24, 2011 01:04 AM (YyWeW)
$2,000 by her parents.

Posted by: buzzion at March 24, 2011 01:09 AM (oVQFe)

552 If I can do my part by depriving public schools of theirMy money, by God, I will!
Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom and Sith Apprentice

FIFY

Posted by: Chuck Z at March 24, 2011 01:09 AM (Ig+B0)

553 Darn it, time to direct some planes in for a landing.
Later gang.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 01:06 AM (RZ8pf)

Bow Chicka Bow Wow

Posted by: Lavernius Tucker, Ladies Man at March 24, 2011 01:10 AM (bxiXv)

554 Watch out for tail winds.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 24, 2011 01:10 AM (/wCSE)

555
Darn it, time to direct some planes in for a landing.
She's good. She's very good.

Sounds like she's doin all the work...

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 01:11 AM (KJynJ)

556 didn't some singer fill the engine of his tour bus with leftover oil from Mickey d's?

You can actually modify a diesel engine to run on used fryer oil. It does have to be distilled, though.

Posted by: bio-diesel fluffy at March 24, 2011 01:11 AM (SwkdU)

557
I looked up and saw "Is Donald Trump a 'birther'?" I'm going to put up the sound can't wait to hear this one.

Posted by: curious at March 24, 2011 01:11 AM (k1rwm)

558 Is there a used Minnie Mouse bloomers sale going on or something? Thread seems a little vacant tonight.

The servants have declared themselves masters, and are so bold to tell you there's nothing you can do about it.


Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2011 11:56 PM (bxiXv)
That is a succinct summation of everything that is wrong with our public sector today.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2011 01:14 AM (ENKCw)

559 Diesel engines can run on a vegetable oil mixture.

Best smelling are the ones that use french fry oil... the rest just smell like burnt cooking oil..we get quite a few of the feakizoids around here.

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 01:14 AM (KJynJ)

560 $2,000 by her parents.
Well, that's a lot less than I figured. No big risk, then.

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 24, 2011 01:14 AM (YyWeW)

561 Do you know that Michael Savage was fascinated with how fast Glenn Beck's ratings dropped. He kept asking his audience "what happened?" Even though, I'm pretty sure he wasn't a big beck fan. But I had to stop listening so I never figured out what Savage's point was.

Posted by: curious at March 24, 2011 01:14 AM (k1rwm)

562 hi all
ugh

Posted by: chemjeff stressy puppy at March 24, 2011 01:15 AM (V3JvX)

563 562 Is there a used Minnie Mouse bloomers sale going on or something? Thread seems a little vacant tonight.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2011 01:14 AM (ENKCw)

Who told you?!?!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 24, 2011 01:17 AM (bxiXv)

564 Commercial pilots are trained for situations where communications with the tower fail. Simulator training usually includes multiple failure of everything you can think of. Those pilots knew exactly what to do and were perfectly safe.

Posted by: gushka at March 24, 2011 01:18 AM (sYW4c)

565 "Large fuel fire breaks out at Miami International Airport"






via drudge

Posted by: curious at March 24, 2011 01:18 AM (k1rwm)

566 Guess I should have refreshed first....that'll teach me to read the links first. Excellent job Maet.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2011 01:19 AM (ENKCw)

567 servants comprising of 7% of the work force, have declared themselves masters,

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 01:20 AM (KJynJ)

568 I didn't know Beck's ratings were dropping but I haven't been able to handle much ofhis melodramatic style anyway. It doesn't surprise me because I think a notable protion of the electorate is simple tired of how much we are asked to deal with in politics today. I'm a political junkie and I get a little overwhelmed and walk away occasionally. There could be a belief that since Republicans hold the House now nothing else will happen. They would be wrong of course but it can be a balm for the sore asses of an electorate tired of being screwed by DC.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at March 24, 2011 01:23 AM (2o7Ys)

569 hi chemjeff

Wassap?

Posted by: bio-diesel fluffy at March 24, 2011 01:24 AM (SwkdU)

570 @330, Will and Ariel fuckin Durant "aren't contaminated with liberal guilt and political correctness"?

You gotta be shitting me. Those socialist bitches invented it.
I wouldn't send an impressionable young mind within a mile of them.
This is some kind of joke, right? What are you, a fifth columnist?
Jesus Herbert Walker Christ, I can't believe I read that. Durant. Cod.

Posted by: comatus at March 24, 2011 01:25 AM (W5ilH)

571 curious, your tale of the school principal was disturbing on many levels. No, I haven't read all the responses BUT.....I'd take this shit to the district superintendent and the school board. If I failed to get satisfaction there, it is time to organize to get them voted out of office next election go round.

I bet if this tale of woe was brought to your local Tea Party group you would find a sympathetic ear.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2011 01:26 AM (ENKCw)

572 On Drudge: Mayor Suttle of Omaha suggests 10 cent per roll tax on toilet paper to pay for sewer renewal.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at March 24, 2011 01:27 AM (2o7Ys)

573 re Beck -- Shortly after the 08 'erection lasting four fucking years' fiasco, I started watching Beck (commercial free on the net, natch) pretty regularly. I even signed up for his free daily email. He did good work there for a while, and may yet do so again.

But he turned into a preacher. If I want that, I'll go to CBN. So I dumped his email and his show too for the most part.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2011 01:33 AM (ENKCw)

574 On Drudge: Mayor Suttle of Omaha suggests 10 cent per roll tax on toilet paper to pay for sewer renewal.
Posted by: Ohio Dan at March 24, 2011 01:27 AM (2o7Ys)
How much tax on Sears catalogs and corn cobs?

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 24, 2011 01:36 AM (XBM1t)

575 fluffy I'm stressed out
I'm not yet ready for my big conference and I leave Friday
ugh ugh

Posted by: chemjeff stressy puppy at March 24, 2011 01:38 AM (V3JvX)

576 572 I didn't know Beck's ratings were dropping but I haven't been able to handle much ofhis melodramatic style anyway. It doesn't surprise me because I think a notable protion of the electorate is simple tired of how much we are asked to deal with in politics today. I'm a political junkie and I get a little overwhelmed and walk away occasionally. There could be a belief that since Republicans hold the House now nothing else will happen. They would be wrong of course but it can be a balm for the sore asses of an electorate tired of being screwed by DC.
Posted by: Ohio Dan at March 24, 2011 01:23 AM (2o7Ys)
Isn't part of it due to how one week he was on some rant against materialism and people just acquiring too much stuff and how its just hurting the country. And then the next week he's talking about the awesome new home he's bought that's just full of all these excesses that he was ranting against the week before? I thought I saw someone mention that here.

Posted by: buzzion at March 24, 2011 01:38 AM (oVQFe)

577 We live in the Matrix. Discuss.

Posted by: FUBAR at March 24, 2011 01:39 AM (McG46)

578 How much tax on Sears catalogs and corn cobs?


As long as your not reselling the corn cobs you should be safe..the general cob buying public would be too.

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 01:40 AM (KJynJ)

579 Jesus Herbert Walker Christ

Posted by: comatus at March 24, 2011 01:25 AM (W5ilH)
Notice: I shall be using this in the future, without attribution.

Posted by: FUBAR at March 24, 2011 01:41 AM (McG46)

580 No sewer tax on roughage foods?

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 24, 2011 01:41 AM (XBM1t)

581 I'm not yet ready for my big conference and I leave Friday
ugh ugh


We can help ya with the ughs but you'll have to take care of the getting ready.. Ok

ugh ugh ugh ugh ugh ugh ugh ugh ugh ugh ugh.......

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 01:42 AM (KJynJ)

582 When my daughter was in the 7th grade, she brought home a math test and asked me why her answer was wrong. It wasn't. I wrote out a detailed explanation on order of operations methodology showing that her answer was correct and the teacher was wrong. Polite but firm.

The daughter told me a couple of days later that the district was re-educating all their math teachers on order of operations. Heh. This was the correct path for them to take and I give them credit for fixing the problem.

I might add that this was a non-union school in a non-union state.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2011 01:43 AM (ENKCw)

583 “I've only slept with men I've been married to. How many women can make that claim?”

What Liz failed to mention is that she didn't necessarily wait until those men were her husband. Or even wait until they stopped being someone else's husband. Ask Debbie Reynolds for further clarification.

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at March 24, 2011 01:45 AM (QxGmu)

584 If someone has already pointed this out, my apologies, but...
THIS THING IS ALREADY IN PLAY: If you listened to the tape in the post below - where Stephen Lerner brags about an unfolding campaign to be launched to take down JP Morgan Chase and destroy the financial industry - you heard the plan: "The goal would be that we will roll out of New York the first week of May. We will connect three ideas
-- that we are not broke there is plenty of money
-- they have the money - we need to get it back
-- and that they are using Bloomberg and other people in government as the vehicle to try and destroy us

And so we need to take on those folks at the same time. And that we will start here we are going to look at a week of civil disobedience - direct action all over the city."

Then he says it can't look like the Labor Unions are doing it. It's gotta be the "community organizers" that are doing it...

Then MICHAEL MOORE - Moore says: "we're not broke.

This country is not broke; state of Wisconsin is not broke.

There's a ton of cash in this country, trillions of dollars of it....What's happened is that we've allowed a vast majority of that cash to be concentrated in the hands of just a few people

...We've allowed them to take that.

That's not theirs, that's a national resource, that's ours."

It's already in play - and no one even saw it coming.

"They play on your fears." And more.

Posted by: Rose at March 24, 2011 01:46 AM (PuOaj)

585 582 We live in the Matrix. Discuss.
Posted by: FUBAR at March 24, 2011 01:39 AM (McG46)
This computer simulation we live in has some very interesting smells. Also, some nice special effects. Like how good ice cold beer tastes and feels after a hot afternoon of yardwork.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 24, 2011 01:46 AM (XBM1t)

586 beanervt heh thanx

Posted by: chemjeff stressy puppy at March 24, 2011 01:48 AM (V3JvX)

587
Now I am going to bet you dollars to donuts that
he gets it wrong because for some reason the "right" answer in the
school's mind is just to add up the sides.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at March 24, 2011 12:07 AM (RZ8pf)
The best answer is "all of them". If you list the assumptions made and the results correctly, marking it "wrong" is confessing to the other errors. For instance:"If the units are mismarked, then XXX units. If the units are supposed to be converted to cms, then YYY cms. If the units are supposed to be converted to inches, then ZZZ inches."If the teacher then goes, "wrong, the answer is AAA", you get to ask why the hell the teacher can't write a question that makes sense. If the teacher goes, "wrong, the answer is XXX [or YYY or ZZZ]", you can then say that your kid contemplated that in his answer, and should receive full credit, and maybe extra credit for identifying the problem with the question.


Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2011 01:49 AM (kaalw)

588 576
On Drudge: Mayor Suttle of Omaha suggests 10 cent per roll tax on toilet paper to pay for sewer renewal.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at March 24, 2011 01:27 AM

And why should that concern me at all?

Posted by: Sheryl Crow at March 24, 2011 01:50 AM (vdfwz)

589 On Drudge: Mayor Suttle of Omaha suggests 10 cent per roll tax on toilet paper to pay for sewer renewal.
Possible replies: Your shitting me?
Smelly hippies and street bums not affected.
Request for copies of Obamacare law reach new high.
Begin wiping your ass with Kleenex.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at March 24, 2011 01:51 AM (2o7Ys)

590 This country is not broke; state of Wisconsin is not broke.

Technically, they may be correct. Do they understand

LEVERAGED TO THE MUTHA FUCKIN HILT?!?!?!?

Posted by: FLUFFY GOES ALL CAPS!! at March 24, 2011 01:53 AM (SwkdU)

591 FUBAR, I think the human species will be very hard to exterminate. As a species, we are much more likely to survive than the dinosaurs for example. Planning, adaptation, and tool usage makes for a lot of difference.

Coming at it from the Monty (and my) perspective, say hello Matrix. We are going to experience a systemic crash and reset. It is unavoidable.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2011 01:55 AM (ENKCw)

592 " On Drudge: Mayor Suttle of Omaha suggests 10 cent per roll tax on toilet paper to pay for sewer renewal. "

I'd take down the curtains, too.

Posted by: Dell at March 24, 2011 01:55 AM (mET8r)

593 Dipshits who buy into the Break JP Morgan and the banks really don't understandthe money willdisappear. It's all about putting power into the hands of communist overloards.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at March 24, 2011 01:57 AM (2o7Ys)

594 582 We live in the Matrix. Discuss.
Posted by: FUBAR at March 24, 2011 01:39 AM (McG46)
Oh, I hope so.Gotta get me some freakin' cheat codes.svcheats=1impulse 101

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 24, 2011 01:57 AM (bxiXv)

595 Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2011 01:26 AM (ENKCw)

That's a good idea actually. All of our lawyer friends are super annoyed by this and I think I'm going to tell my friend to do what you are saying before she unleashes our friends. I'll keep you all posted. You know she was saying she told another parent the story at CCD and the other parent said "your friends were right". That is too sad, it's like they are all intimidated into being quiet and not speaking up.

Posted by: curious at March 24, 2011 01:58 AM (k1rwm)

596 598 There seems to be an extra stupid bitch on the view.
Posted by: FlaviusJulius at March 24, 2011 01:54 AM (qIHlG)
Wrong. There are several.

Posted by: buzzion at March 24, 2011 01:58 AM (oVQFe)

597 Dipshits who buy into the Break JP Morgan and the banks really don't understandthe money willdisappear. It's all about putting power into the hands of communistoverloards overlords overlards. I like that better.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at March 24, 2011 01:59 AM (2o7Ys)

598 There seems to be an extra stupid bitch on the view.

Oh? Did Donald Trump come back for a follow up?

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2011 01:59 AM (ENKCw)

599 I still do not understand why the unions would engage in this "financial terrorism" thing since aren't all of their pensions tied up in Wall Street and the banks, so if they bring down the banks, they are, in effect, bringing down themselves along with the banks.

Posted by: curious at March 24, 2011 02:00 AM (k1rwm)

600 I still do not understand why the unions would engage in this "financial terrorism" thing since aren't all of their pensions tied up in Wall Street and the banks, so if they bring down the banks, they are, in effect, bringing down themselves along with the banks.
Just because they are cunning and butal doesn't make them smart.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at March 24, 2011 02:02 AM (2o7Ys)

601
Tax the hell out of health foods.

Here here... pork it to the screamers for more of your money and they may be satisfied enough not to scream any longer.

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 02:02 AM (KJynJ)

602 HoHo Hey Hey tax that poop away!

Posted by: Ohio Dan at March 24, 2011 02:03 AM (2o7Ys)

603 There seems to be an extra stupid bitch on the view.

That's called "Thursday".

Posted by: jcjimi at March 24, 2011 02:04 AM (Ziizf)

604 curious, a couple more points (maybe I'm on a roll here). Take notes. Document everything. If satisfaction fails, go to your local TV station/newspaper and offer them a fat pitch to hit out of the park. That'll make some assholes pucker up water tight.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2011 02:06 AM (ENKCw)

605 curious, you're talking about a group that would and has attempted to and mostly succeeded at destroying the US autoindustry rather than sacrifice any bit of the benefits. They are not a smart group.

Posted by: buzzion at March 24, 2011 02:10 AM (oVQFe)

606 Of course the personal human suffering resulting from the proposed actions is not considered. Gotta break a few eggs to make mayonaise, ya know.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 24, 2011 02:12 AM (XBM1t)

607 529
I've got crack hands too.


Posted by: president o'bumbles at March 24, 2011 01:00 AM (/wCSE)
Is that anything like "jazz hands"?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2011 02:13 AM (kaalw)

608 Just because they are cunning and butal doesn't make them smart.


Or smart - smart since being smart has taken on a whole different meaning. Their answer to move the money to them to control "for the people" would result in no one having any money..They need only look to areas/business controlled by their breathern not quite so moonbat lefties..Fail would be the only common denominator among the lot.

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 02:13 AM (KJynJ)

609 619 Just because they are cunning and butal doesn't make them smart.Fredo smart, or Soprano smart?

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 24, 2011 02:15 AM (XBM1t)

610 That's enough preaching to the choir tonight for me. I have to wake in 4 hours. Gidi, gidi, gidi, GOODNIGHT FOLKS!

Posted by: Ohio Dan at March 24, 2011 02:21 AM (2o7Ys)

611 Speaking of moonbats and financial ruin, it seems our very own local "peace and justice center" may have to scale back propaganda ops due to bad sales and leftards running out of donations.. this group of progtards was led and supported by the ben and jerrys (ice cream) bozos..

good stuff:
The latest tax documents available show revenue, including donations and store sales, tumbling from $419,975 in 2007-08 to $253,492 in 2008-09 -- a 40 percent decline,

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 02:24 AM (KJynJ)

612 There seems to be an extra-stupid bitch on the view.

FIFY

Posted by: Chuck Z at March 24, 2011 02:27 AM (Ig+B0)

613 609
I still do not understand why the unions would engage in this "financial
terrorism" thing since aren't all of their pensions tied up in Wall
Street and the banks, so if they bring down the banks, they are, in
effect, bringing down themselves along with the banks.

curious, their pensions are also guaranteed by the government. All public union pensions are, and many private ones are too. It's not that they are stupid. You have to think like they do. To them, _everything_ is a matter of politics. So if they are actually successful in crashing the stock market and their pension funds go to hell, then their next strategy will be to agitate for tax increases so that the government makes good on their guarantees.

But _everything_ is politics. To them: when the stock market goes up, it's because the right people were correctly regulating Wall Street so as to restrain their natural greedy tendencies. And when the stock market goes down, it's because of filthy dirty banksters oppressing and exploiting the poor due to insufficient regulation by evil Republican cronies. Nothing about wealth creation, nahh, that's all just a big capitalist lie!

Posted by: chemjeff stressy puppy at March 24, 2011 02:29 AM (V3JvX)

614 well good night all

Posted by: chemjeff stressy puppy at March 24, 2011 02:31 AM (V3JvX)

615 Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 02:24 AM (KJynJ)

Sounds good in general that they are munching on a big fat case of fail, but what the hell is a 'peace and justice center'?

I'll probably be sorry I asked. I'm putting the duct tape handy just in case I need to do an emergency head taping job.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2011 02:32 AM (ENKCw)

616 but what the hell is a 'peace and justice center'?

Proggressives turds describe it as a hub of advocacy for social and economic reform.

Groups like this one, which is more well known because of "ben and jerry", abound here like shit flies in the cow pasture..

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 02:39 AM (e0Sq8)

617 They also were getting government/foundation "grant money" which seems to be drying up.. these fuckturds may be undone by the very thing they want to control, how ironic is that...

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 02:49 AM (e0Sq8)

618 Breaking News from Kyodo:

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it has observed a neutron beam, a kind of radioactive ray, 13 times on the premises of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after it was crippled by the massive March 11 quake-tsunami disaster.

Posted by: Twcrew at March 24, 2011 02:51 AM (7wJBW)

619 I remember when I was in the second grade asking my father what a
capital J in cursive looked like. It ended with him holding my arm by
the wrist, which made me for a fist, and he used my own fist to smack me
upside the head. Needless to say I didn't ask for help with my
homework anymore. And my kids thought I was hard on them.

Oh!

I thought I was the only one with a Great Santini moment.

You just never really forget those, now do you, even if they turn out to not be all that important, in the long run...

I was a gawky, uncoordinated, ball-shy little kid with stupid glasses and about zero inclination towards competitive sports, though it was just something you just signed up for, starting at age 8...

My little brother got all my mom's good speed and reflexes and grace, I got some of my mom's ability to focus, some of my dad's endurance and some of his coach-ability(?).

Anyways...

Semi-pro, Tennis Mom kind of gave up on coaching her golden boy who was becoming something of a juvenile delinquent and not (how shall we say, amenable to her coaching in life or on the field) in favor of correcting her bookish daughter's unfortunate tendency to close her eyes and hold up her hands in a defensive posture whenever a missile would pass too close to her face on the softball field by...

Yes!

You guessed it!

Whanging blistering serves from her special made, special-strung, racket at the shoulders of a defenseless (okay, I did have a racket too but Jaysus!) 11 year old, on a public court.

(She was a tanned, toned, fucking Amazon on the court, well into my tweens... I remember, in the '80's being kind of embarrassed by my mom's "definition" compared to other ladies who would hang out by the pool... "She looks too, sporty!)





Posted by: Deety keeps her head down and her feets fast at March 24, 2011 02:52 AM (Jb3+B)

620 Sorry not so breaking. But hoping morons can break it down and tell the rest of us how bad this is.

Posted by: Twcrew at March 24, 2011 02:54 AM (7wJBW)

621
>>Proggressives turds describe it as a hub of advocacy for social and economic reform.


There is a huge difference between the 'hub of advocacy for social and economic reform' to protest some perceived injustice or inequity in our society, or a rally held, peacefully in a public place, and the taking over of a bank lobby to demand loan preferences or orchestrating the nonpayment of a month’s mortgage in order to collapse the system. Why don’t all the dissatisfied go out on a bridge or dance hall, somewhere and everyone stomp in sync–and then Darwin can take care of your problem! I think we ought to tie the collapse of the banking system or Wall Street (with all its problems) to taxes, welfare payments, food stamps, healthcare, jobs , driving licenses, birth certificates, funeral subsidies and anything else that anyone might find objectionable. In that manner, when the perceived ‘rich’ are disenfranchised, everyone else gets flushed down the toilet with them! What a NOVEL IDEA, chase all the rich people out of the country!!! What a wonderful World it would be! Forget food, forget electricity, forget housing, forget prescription drugs or even aspirin for that matter, forget diabetes meds, forget dialysis. If you don’t have it attached to you, or can hunt it, kill it and eat it, it will be gone! With such disorder these Moonbats desire, forget farming as civil unrest won’t permit the wait for a crop. Yep! We’d be back to hunt and forage–kind of like the Garden of Eden, but without the apple and non-vegetarian fare! What’s happening.. are we entering the age of a continuous FULL MOON or something?!?!

Posted by: sickinmass at March 24, 2011 02:54 AM (1rflU)

622 Perpetual FULL MOON mode in these parts SiM...

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 02:59 AM (KVisM)

623 Perpetual FULL MOONBAT mode

Had to fix that. Hi SiM. Hi Deety.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2011 03:12 AM (ENKCw)

624
Hey GnuBreed

Posted by: sickinmass at March 24, 2011 03:17 AM (1rflU)

625
has observed a neutron beam, a kind of radioactive ray,

teh aliens sucking that still good nuke juice most likely...

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 03:23 AM (zwZE+)

626 634
Perpetual FULL MOONBAT mode


Don't ya want to move here and help me fight them off Gnu??

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 03:28 AM (zwZE+)

627 So if they are actually successful in crashing the stock market and
their pension funds go to hell, then their next strategy will be to
agitate for tax increases so that the government makes good on their
guarantees.

You don't need a pension when you have all the power.

Posted by: Alex at March 24, 2011 03:29 AM (x40U+)

628 back on the "peas and justice center" topic here's a really good comment from one da locals to their demise:

"What are we going to do without the Peace and Justice Center?! Who is going to advocate for the underprivileged, economically deprived, Gay Muslim dolphins in Nigeria now?"
(NotfromNJ)

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 03:33 AM (o/LYq)

629 Don't ya want to move here and help me fight them off Gnu??

beaner, you should have been lying about the weather up there for the last 4 months if you really wanted this. It's colder up there than my ex-wife's heart. Hell, I'm in the Deep South and I'm still thinking about moving to Key West -- but then I'd have to learn Cuban.

I gets cold easy.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2011 03:39 AM (ENKCw)

630 I couldn't decide on which one of the Ukrainian brides I liked best, so I ordered them all. For payment method, I put "Obama's stash". I sure hope this works.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2011 03:44 AM (ENKCw)

631 Oddly enough, I'm trying to get a good communications link going to Russia (St. Petersburg) and all the young ladies that I'm talking to sound like those Ukrainian brides.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2011 03:50 AM (kaalw)

632 Man, only 23 from evil and the thread dies with a solid thud. Pathetic.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2011 04:13 AM (kaalw)

633 I'm still thinking about moving to Key West

I'm thinking we are clones, we think so much alike..I'd love to move to the keys and spend my time on a sail boat or living in a hut..my x was a cunt as well, at least to me, sweet as pie to the rest of the world.

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 04:13 AM (SsjeB)

634 the thread dies with a solid thud

it might make it by Vic in the morning cthulhu..don't be such a pessimist...:^)

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 04:15 AM (SsjeB)

635 decide on which one of the Ukrainian brides

See again with the "like" thinking..My first thought was I'll be needing more then ONE shopping cart my friend...

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 04:17 AM (SsjeB)

636 Myself, I'm thinking of Puerto Rico. You get about 95% of the benefit of being in the US, and about 50% of the benefit of not being in the US.

If it weren't for the 80% of the cost of being in the hurricane belt....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2011 04:20 AM (kaalw)

637 I'm trying to get a good communications link going to Russia

Well you get any extra of them east euro hawties you can send them to me and Gnu...

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 04:21 AM (SsjeB)

638
>>Pathetic.

The Chicago Blackhawk's have replaced their Zamboni Machine with this collection of lovely young ladies named the "Ice Crew". Repeat that name 3 times quickly....It keeps the fans coming back.....Enjoy!

SiM

Posted by: sickinmass at March 24, 2011 04:23 AM (1rflU)

639 I'm thinking of Puerto Rico.


Not bad and pretty hot wemens too..That Reco hottie on My Name is Earl was from there..also the us virgin Islands is kinda the same US bennie wise.

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 04:25 AM (SsjeB)

640 That Reco hottie on My Name is Earl

Nadine Velazquez she is teh hawt...

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 04:28 AM (SsjeB)

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Posted by: Angela at March 24, 2011 04:30 AM (FCnxm)

642 It keeps the fans coming back.


Screw hockey, let just have 90 mins of Ice Cleaning...

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 04:31 AM (SsjeB)

643 icecrew icecrew icecrew

Posted by: sickinmass at March 24, 2011 04:33 AM (1rflU)

644 Heres a much better Nadine gallery..

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 04:36 AM (SsjeB)

645 Another Burlington based moonbat or in this case gehbat org is celebrating it's win over ipod app from Exidous *religious* that was aimed at diswading wouldbe teh gey...

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 04:45 AM (IPeNV)

646 oh ya forgot the gehbat org name "Truth Wins Out" (two)
now isn't that just such the mostist cleaverest name you ever did hear...

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 04:48 AM (IPeNV)

647 Other important legislative action this week, after the hard work of adding to the annual cig tax increase and deciding taxing Health Care would be a good tax generator.. they have yet again to SAVE PETE THE MOOSE...no shit and he had a most sympathetic ear from our top leftard chair sitter who proclaimed:

Shumlin said he has special sympathy for an animal with a big nose named Pete


da'ts right folks he was saved cause the gov loves his big nose...*shumlin also has a snozz that don't quit*

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 04:55 AM (IPeNV)

648 649 There's a Zamboner joke in there somewhere.

So why did the underwear bomber pick a Detroit flight to try and blow up? Per AP news, it was the cheapest ticket. My guess is they let you in cheap and charge dearly for you to get OUT of Detroit.

That's good marketing strategy imho.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2011 05:00 AM (ENKCw)

649 I think they should try a leftard tax. Take an extra 50% from them and tell them that all the funds, less a 98% administration fee, will go directly to saving the left whales and brown polar bears.

"Why, I've never seen a brown polar bear!"

"That's why saving them is so important. Pay up."

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2011 05:06 AM (ENKCw)

650 "Why, I've never seen a brown polar bear!"

Exactly why we need gorebull warming..dem bar can lay out in the warmer sun and get all tan 'n shit...more brown bar and it will save us money...we need reverse cap 'n trade....

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 05:10 AM (UHU2q)

651 You will be pleased to know that the First Vacationers are safely back on US soil, having protected us from uneaten Latin American lobsters for the last 5 straight days.

The article went on to say that Barky has a busy day planned, which I take to mean he's playing 27 holes instead of the usual 18.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2011 05:14 AM (ENKCw)

652 Two of our Mo, Larry, Currly, crew in DC recently did a tour of Haiti and with the help of the all knowing hollywierd leftard sean penn concluded Haiti won't sink like the loon penn's boat did in Nuawrlns...

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 05:18 AM (UHU2q)

653 Wow. Thread died so close to the number.

Posted by: Zakn at March 24, 2011 05:33 AM (JIXR/)

654 The teen was being held at the Adair County
Youth Development Center. Besides murder, he is charged with fleeing and
evading, wanton endangerment, criminal mischief, reckless driving and
driving without a license.

(my bold) I'm pretty sure he spit on the sidewalk too.

Really, it's a sad tale. It may also be an object lesson in the folly of being too much of a bleeding heart.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2011 05:33 AM (ENKCw)

655 I think they should try a leftard tax.

Already a few in place: organic, fair trade, reusable bags...

Posted by: Whole Foods Inc. at March 24, 2011 05:35 AM (Klxrr)

656 666 Whole Foods Inc.


OMG,,, look who's soul Rum gathered here......

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 05:39 AM (XF2Je)

657 The snow seems to have left curious *in nyc*, and is now dumping on fluffy and SiM in MA..missed me hahaa

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 05:43 AM (XF2Je)

658 missed me hahaa

I mowed the lawn yesterday. More accurately, I mowed the weeds.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2011 05:49 AM (ENKCw)

659 More accurately, I mowed the weeds.

Be awhile yet before I mow my weeds or hay as we call it here..it's organic too as I dump my DDT over the other side of the hill...

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 05:56 AM (XF2Je)

660 Have you ever wondered to yourself, self, I wonder how that new Egyptian government will work out? Egypt's largest airline loses an entire country on their website, one that they even fly to 4 times a week. What country could that possibly be?

I'm gonna make you look.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2011 06:07 AM (ENKCw)

661 new Egyptian government will work out

I'm guessing that's from the higher thinkin muzzie brohood.. just remove the Joooos from the map..

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 06:17 AM (vtCES)

662 I never quite understood why the world fixated so much on Liz Taylor's looks so much. I mean, yeah, she was pretty in the way lots of women are. Gretchen Carlson, for example, is sporting a pair of prize winning turkey breasts this morning that has me reaching for my baster, IYKWIM.

But Taylor? It seems the main source of her fame were all the failed relationships.

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 24, 2011 06:31 AM (kUaEF)

663 More CA bonedness in the news:

The public appetite for a special election also seems to be on the wane.
Fifty-one percent of respondents said they wanted one; in January,
two-thirds said they welcomed an opportunity to vote on Brown's
proposal. The governor promised voters during his campaign last year
that they could sign off on any tax hikes.

The survey suggests that even if Brown manages to hold a special
election, selling the taxes to the public will not be easy. Ballot
measures with less than 50% support before a campaign begins typically
fail.

This is an attempt to extend tax hikes. Sounds like it is about time for unions to call out the goon squads and get cracking.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2011 06:31 AM (ENKCw)

664 CoolCzech, I don't think Liz Taylor was "pretty in the way lots of women are," unless you frequent circles exclusively populated by extremely beautiful women.

She was also an excellent actress.


Posted by: Miss Marple at March 24, 2011 06:34 AM (Fo83G)

665 I lived in Norway for several years. The control of alcohol (except beer) by Vinmonopolet and the high price has no dampening effect on their consumption. I was told that 1/3 of the alcohol comes from Vinmonopolet, 1/3 from duty-free imports and 1/3 is moonshine. We had barely moved into the house, literally about three hours, when the neighbor came over and offered a few shots of his homemade "whiskey". Not bad actually.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at March 24, 2011 06:50 AM (dYKl3)

666 from a Forbes article:

Pictures of Barbour show a hog-jowled, self-described
“fat redneck” – though in person the newly slimmed Barbour (down 25
pounds) looks more like TV anchorman, Lou Dobbs.

He said a year ago that if he lost 40 pounds that meant he was running for Pres. He's my governor and he is term limited from running again in 2012. I think he has done a very credible job here, especially during Katrina. Our budget is in decent shape -- how many other states can say that? -- and corruption has been fairly mild during his tenure. He held to a pledge to not raise taxes during his first term.

Two things. I'd vote for him in the primaries. Y'all will be hearing more about him in the coming months.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2011 06:52 AM (ENKCw)

667 Here come our Canadian friends:

Canadian fighter jets have bombed an ammunition depot in northern Libya
in the first attacks by Canadian aircraft in the campaign to enforce a
no-fly zone.

Thanks, guys.

Now, if we could just figure out which rock our Arab League friends are hiding under, we could maybe get them to help too. They could fly overhead shouting Allahu Ackbar to give the whole thing that special local flavor.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2011 07:05 AM (ENKCw)

668 Morning All

Ha can't buy wine in the off hours eh? Sounds like SC, although wine and beer can be bought 24/7 except from midnight Sat until 8 am Monday. Liquor is a whole 'nother story though. 7 to 7 weekdays and Sat, not at all on Sun.

Posted by: Vic at March 24, 2011 07:06 AM (M9Ie6)

669 Dave:
I was also in Norway, seven yrs, 92-98.
Vinmonopol had good wine buyers and I didn't think the prices were bad considering cost of living there in general.
That homebrew... not bad. At the ski area bars those cherries soaked in it could hit ya pretty quick.

Posted by: Huckleberry at March 24, 2011 07:07 AM (fqOyi)

670 CoolCzech, I don't think Liz Taylor was "pretty in the way lots of
women are," unless you frequent circles exclusively populated by
extremely beautiful women.

You had to see her in a closeup color photo with those striking blue/purple eyes. It was too bad that most of her movies were made in black and white.

Posted by: Vic at March 24, 2011 07:09 AM (M9Ie6)

671 Good grief!!!!! Do whatthe rednecks do. Go to your local bootlegger.
Rookies. What are you going to do with them?

Posted by: harleycowboy at March 24, 2011 07:14 AM (wSTfB)

672 Mornin Vic, 19 degrees here this frosty morn..

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 07:15 AM (l3tZS)

673 It's snowing here in central Indiana.

Yesterday it was 75.

Grrrr.

Posted by: Miss Marple at March 24, 2011 07:18 AM (Fo83G)

674 It's snowing here in central Indiana

We're suppose to get a little over the next 2 days but the big mass of snow and rain that went by you earlier ended up dumping on NYC, MA, Conn, and South VT...

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2011 07:31 AM (l3tZS)

675 LOL, 54° here. Yesterday it made it to 84° but we have a front moving through today. It rained last night and the high today will only be in the 70's then it will drop back down into the 60s and rain the rest of the week.

The normal high for this time of year is 70.

Posted by: Vic at March 24, 2011 07:31 AM (M9Ie6)

676 Do whatthe rednecks do. Go to your local bootlegger.

I just make sure I am stocked up before Sunday.

Posted by: Vic at March 24, 2011 07:32 AM (M9Ie6)

677 It's snowing here in central Indiana.All we got was a little rain and a lot of wind a little further south of you.

Posted by: harleycowboy at March 24, 2011 08:58 AM (wSTfB)

678 She was also an excellent actress.

Posted by: Miss Marple at March 24, 2011 06:34 AM (Fo83G)
By what lights?She was in, like, a bazillion films since the age of fucking 7, officially...Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra, was a joke!
She was there and she was pretty, but she just wasn't interesting, other than mentions in People Magazine, in the 1980's...

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