Overnight Open Thread (3-5-2012)

Bad News: SMOD suspends campaign until 2040

No official reason given but rumors are that several deep pocket donors have switched over to the Solar Flare of Death.

Scientists are keeping a close eye on a big asteroid that may pose an impact threat to Earth in a few decades.

The space rock, which is called 2011 AG5, is about 460 feet (140 meters) wide. It may come close enough to Earth in 2040 that some researchers are calling for a discussion about how to deflect it.

Just another disappointment to bear I guess. Who knew that SMOD would turn out to be just another spineless RINO who prefers the Establishment's orbital cocktail parties?

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Rush Limbaugh's Apologies Over the Years

The article's snarkiness aside only 6 apologies over 25 years is a pretty good run. And I'd argue that his description of Amy Carter as "the most unattractive presidential daughter in the history of the country" is just a statement of fact.

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A Red Eye Tribute to Andrew Breitbart

This has probably already appeared on the blog a time or two but it's worth watching if you haven't seen it yet.

The Miura Fold

In 1995, Japanese astrophysicist Koryo Miura designed a folding mechanism intended to deploying solar panels in space. The method, called the Miura fold or miura-ori, allows you to open and close a folded piece of paper-like a map-with one swift motion. It's pretty like origami and useful like a fox.

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Five Common Misconceptions About the Middle Ages

For years, stories have been circulating that the average person of the Dark Ages would only bathe once a year and that the reason brides carried bouquets was to help them ward off the gross smell of the guests at their wedding, but really, people of the time had pretty decent hygiene. In castles, the wealthy would have a tub with a stool in it so they could sit and bathe for long periods of time. Many castles also had a special room next door to the kitchen that was exclusively for bathing parties.

...Their clothes didn't smell horribly either, laundry soap was introduced from the Orient in the early Middle Ages and while clothing did go unwashed in the freezing winters, as soon as spring hit, laundresses went out in droves washing clothes on the local river banks.

And spices weren't used to hide the smell of rancid meat - most people in those times ate fresher meat than we do.

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Miss Belarus 2012

Hawt chicks have overtaken tractors as Belarus' primary export.

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How to Make Gunpowder with Sugar, A Cold Pack and Salt Substitute

In making saltpeter, we combined ammonium nitrate from the cold pack with potassium chloride from the salt substitute. Chemically, the equation looks like this:

NH4NO3 + KCl -> KNO3 + NH4Cl

AceCorp LLC not responsible if you blow off your face.

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Men: Your Girlfriend Isn't as Fat as You Think She Is

In a study carried out by the Danish Institute of Governmental Research, it turned out that few of us are able to accurately categorize our weight. Perhaps unsurprisingly, men generally underrated their own weight; many of the men whose Body Mass Index (BMI) suggested they were obese regarded their weight as normal, according to Science Nordic. Conversely, women tend to overestimate their own BMI.

But sadly, men also overestimate the weight of women. "This shows us that it's not only us women who have unrealistic perceptions of our weight, but that the perceptions tend to transfer between the sexes, leaving both sexes with this perception," explains sociologist Vibeke Tornhøj Christensen, who conducted the study.

It's unclear whether over-estimating a woman's BMI is the same thing as finding her less attractive. And no word on the categorization of sharp elbows.

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The Yahoo AoSHQ group. Bla bla bla.

And don't forget about the Job Bank.

And my twitter thang.

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Comments

1 Fist!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at March 05, 2012 09:17 PM (/izg2)

2 Eighth!

Posted by: Bang Out Of Order at March 05, 2012 09:18 PM (1H47k)

3 Hmmmm...missed it by THAT much.

Posted by: Bang Out Of Order at March 05, 2012 09:19 PM (1H47k)

4 Too damned bad we can't move StuckonStupid's posts up here. Damn, he's the fucking man after that beat-down with his HR bitch.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 05, 2012 09:19 PM (UOM48)

5 Then:
Not having a job

Now:
Not having a job

Posted by: OWS: What, me worry? at March 05, 2012 09:20 PM (wQ1iq)

6 I'd argue that his description of Amy Carter as "the most unattractive
presidential daughter in the history of the country" is just a statement
of fact.


Phew.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at March 05, 2012 09:20 PM (6TB1Z)

7 Yo morons , what a week .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at March 05, 2012 09:21 PM (npr0X)

8 OK heading off to catch up on the exciting SOS news

Posted by: NC Ref at March 05, 2012 09:21 PM (/izg2)

9 Well, back to medically-induced coma then.

Posted by: Y-not at March 05, 2012 09:21 PM (5H6zj)

10 Stuck on Stupid has started posting his work day in the Kirsten Powers thread. Part 3 is up. Part 4 is on the way. Hopefully he reposts it in the ONT.

Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2012 09:21 PM (GULKT)

11 SOS is on the Kirsten whatsername thread.

Needs to be a made-for-TV movie.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 05, 2012 09:22 PM (UOM48)

12 I'm afraid of SoS's balls.

Posted by: Reinforced Steel at March 05, 2012 09:22 PM (QTHTd)

13 *When I meet someone who is clearly a braindead lefty, I like to
hyperinflate any tiny things they say and accuse them of some sort of
-ism.

*I like to find people who loathe me, then make them angry by saying things that they agree with.

*There is no such thing as anti-ugly creme stop wasting your $$$.

Posted by: Shiggz RocketSurgeon at March 05, 2012 09:22 PM (RfvTE)

14 Amy Carter's better looking than that Reagan offspring ballerina person.

Posted by: Parking Lot Bozo at March 05, 2012 09:23 PM (eQI0M)

15 Fuck , first doom folds and now smod.

Posted by: Temper Tantrum at March 05, 2012 09:23 PM (AWmfW)

16 So what are the other options beside SMOD?

Posted by: The Robot Devil at March 05, 2012 09:24 PM (DNTer)

17 I need a break from lefties because I am really starting to despise them. All their hypocrasy, lies, and media manipulation with this religious and birth control issue has really soured me with them and all of their mouthy apologists.

Radical leftism is a support group / revenge mob for damaged children.

Posted by: Shiggz RocketSurgeon at March 05, 2012 09:25 PM (RfvTE)

18 16
So what are the other options beside SMOD?


Mexican food night at Rosie O'Donnell's house.

Posted by: pep at March 05, 2012 09:25 PM (6TB1Z)

19 >>16 So what are the other options beside SMOD?

Medically-induced coma, ham sandwich, and Zombie Lawn Gnome.

Posted by: Y-not at March 05, 2012 09:26 PM (5H6zj)

20

How to Make Gunpowder with Sugar, A Cold Pack and Salt Substitute
In making saltpeter, we combined ammonium nitrate from the cold pack
with potassium chloride from the salt substitute. Chemically, the
equation looks like this:
NH4NO3 + KCl -> KNO3 + NH4Cl


It's always handy when all that stuff is lying on a rock with some diamonds, a bamboo shoot, some bailing twine, and a big slow lizard to shoot at

Posted by: Capt. James T Kirk at March 05, 2012 09:26 PM (Y+DPZ)

21 We won't be able to deflect the big meteor. By 2040, all of our money will be invested in free rubbers for the wymins.

Posted by: Lady in Black.....{sigh} at March 05, 2012 09:27 PM (F+Xfj)

22 The other SMOD is a bust too:

Huge asteroid hurtling towards Earth will fly past our planet so close it will go UNDER many man-made satellites

http://tinyurl.com/7nfr9rm

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 05, 2012 09:28 PM (UR5vq)

23 This one time, my baby brother was getting a bath and all of a sudden there was a stool in the tub.

Posted by: Parking Lot Bozo at March 05, 2012 09:28 PM (eQI0M)

24 Obama's term doesn't end until 2040? Where's that Drano...

Posted by: t-bird at March 05, 2012 09:29 PM (FcR7P)

25 2011 AG5 is so last year. 2012 DA 14 is where its at.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at March 05, 2012 09:30 PM (RZ8pf)

26 Hi, honey, I'm home!

Posted by: Peaches at March 05, 2012 09:30 PM (BETpH)

27 19
>>16 So what are the other options beside SMOD?




Medically-induced coma, ham sandwich, and Zombie Lawn Gnome.



Posted by: Y-not at March 05, 2012 09:26 PM (5H6zj)


You left off "drowning."

Posted by: Jew janitor's mop bucket at March 05, 2012 09:30 PM (MmrSI)

28 23 Just once. One of my kids shit in the tub every chance he got and then laughed. I forget which one it was though. I'm sure he's the future moron.

Posted by: dagny who loved andrew at March 05, 2012 09:31 PM (u50z0)

29 Think I'll become a plumber in Belarus.

Posted by: t-bird at March 05, 2012 09:31 PM (FcR7P)

30 I've had too many bad work experiences to be able to read Stuck on Stupid's tale (I read one installment and my stomach is knots). I hope he knows what he's doing and has some sort of financial security, 'cause I don't think it's going to end well.

Posted by: Y-not at March 05, 2012 09:31 PM (5H6zj)

31 There is still the Mayan Apocalypse 12/21/2012.

But the Yellowstone Caldera may make a huge ash of North America.


Posted by: Jimbo at March 05, 2012 09:31 PM (O3R/2)

32 Just another disappointment to bear I guess. Who knew that SMOD would turn out to be just another spineless RINO?

I knew, but none of you listened. I'm self-aware of who the bandwagon riders were

Posted by: Skynet 2012 at March 05, 2012 09:31 PM (Y+DPZ)

33 >>You left off "drowning."

In a mop bucket?


I'm starting to favor dismembered by a pack of rabid wolves, myself.

Posted by: Y-not at March 05, 2012 09:32 PM (5H6zj)

34 You left off "drowning."


Posted by: Jew janitor's mop bucket at March 05, 2012 09:30 PM (MmrSI)
And the increasingly popular "drinking oneself to death." That's my e-ticket to Bammy the Sequel.

Posted by: Peaches at March 05, 2012 09:32 PM (BETpH)

35 Drinking Drano, perhaps?

Posted by: Y-not at March 05, 2012 09:33 PM (5H6zj)

36 The beauty of a massive Gamma Ray Emission is there would be no warning. One day Mooch is getting on Air Force One to take her 100th vacation and pffft. Everybody mircowaved to a burnt crisp.

Posted by: Jimbo at March 05, 2012 09:35 PM (O3R/2)

37 yeah, but those Belarus chicks, when they hit 35 or so, gain 40 pounds and start smoking cigarillos.

Doesn't happen to Danish women until they hit 55 ( maybe a Scandi Thing )

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at March 05, 2012 09:35 PM (UqKQV)

38 The beauty of a massive Gamma Ray Emission is there would be no warning.

But you have the best 10 nanosecond tan EVAR!

Posted by: pep at March 05, 2012 09:36 PM (6TB1Z)

39 There is a SMOD scheduled for Feb. 2013. RT.com has the story, called "paint it or blast it".

Posted by: navybrat at March 05, 2012 09:36 PM (XWDcH)

40 The SoS ref has me intrigued...I'll go read it. See you in 400 comments, assorted gathering of misanthropes, leftover parts, perverts, broken people, and normal folks. I'd name names, but it's hard to sort everyone out most times.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN loves Breitbart at March 05, 2012 09:37 PM (lJJMb)

41 I had a bad dream after that last scene in Walking Dead. It was a ridiculous scene but still I had the dream.

Posted by: USS Diversity at March 05, 2012 09:37 PM (vpe0k)

42 OT: watched Flyboys last night. On the whole, the movie stunk, especially James Franco's nonexistent acting range and the very predictable plot. High points for the dogfights, though, and especially for Jennifer Decker as the lonely French girl.

Posted by: pep at March 05, 2012 09:38 PM (6TB1Z)

43 I just want to know why, oh WHY there's an ironclad correlation among leftiness of opinions, emptiness of head, and loudness of voice? I can't seem to go anywhere nowadays that doesn't have some idiot parlor Marxist spouting plagiarisms from Noam Chomsky in a voice that rattles windowpanes.

Posted by: Trimegistus at March 05, 2012 09:40 PM (8+t26)

44 39 There is a SMOD scheduled for Feb. 2013. RT.com has the story, called "paint it or blast it".

That is 2012 DA14 and they think it's just going to pass by:

http://tinyurl.com/7nfr9rm

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 05, 2012 09:40 PM (UR5vq)

45 Oh, because the king had a bathtub, the people in the middle ages had fairly good hygene? Last I checked they were the original street shitters.

Posted by: Jimmah at March 05, 2012 09:41 PM (Gbec2)

46 AIPAC is on C-SPAN 2, if anybody's interested. Bibi is soon up to speak.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 05, 2012 09:41 PM (UR5vq)

47 Super Volcanos while extremely good at the getting the job done are notoriously unreliable as regards timing. Yellowstone supervolcano (which btw was so big nobody knew it existed before airplanes were existed and they could look down from above) I seem to recall goes off every like 150k-350k years. So you could set your watch by it.. if you don't mind a 200k year margin of error.

Now Asteroids... very predictable both in timing and location... unless something unseen nudges it even the tiniest fraction in which case it ends up wayyyyy off.

Posted by: Shiggz RocketSurgeon at March 05, 2012 09:42 PM (RfvTE)

48 The medieval wealthy had a tub with a stool in it?

There's a Barney Frank joke there, somewhere...

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 05, 2012 09:42 PM (niZvt)

49 I think they meant that they had fairly good hygiene compared to Europe of today. That's not a hard sell.

Posted by: dagny who loved andrew at March 05, 2012 09:42 PM (u50z0)

50 The Griswold family just pulled into Wally World.

Posted by: mpfs, WeAreBREITBART! at March 05, 2012 09:43 PM (TlwCF)

51 What's the contraception insurance situation in Belarus? Be a shame to have to pay out of pocket.

Posted by: lowandslow at March 05, 2012 09:43 PM (GZitp)

52 ohai, all. The Middle Ages, I never got that into. The DARK Ages, now - those times were a mess. Complete destruction of the Anatolian economy in the East; and as for the West, Gregory of Tours and the Liber Historiae Francorum lays down just how much life sucked in France.

The Irish Annals are pretty grim too, unless you get off on year after year of drunken Irishmen beating up each other whilst the Vikings rape their wives and children.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at March 05, 2012 09:43 PM (QTHTd)

53 All of SoS story is up. A true badass, he is.

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 05, 2012 09:43 PM (LA8IC)

54 I think they meant that they had fairly good hygiene compared to Europe of today.

As do my cats.

Posted by: Peaches at March 05, 2012 09:43 PM (BETpH)

55 Those are some seriously beautiful women.

The 'ettes are better though.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 05, 2012 09:44 PM (Why44)

56 Where can I get Stuck's story? I read the first part

Posted by: dagny who loved andrew at March 05, 2012 09:45 PM (u50z0)

57 Starts around post 400 on the Kirsten thread. Go. Read. Enjoy. *beware of troll dropping, and don't track any back here with you*

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 05, 2012 09:45 PM (LA8IC)

58 I had a bad dream after that last scene in Walking Dead. It was a ridiculous scene but still I had the dream.
-------

Mrs Fixer actually lept up off the couch and yelled "Yessssss. ....... Dale is dead!!!."

Posted by: fixerupper at March 05, 2012 09:46 PM (ffV1/)

59 Frankly, I'm starting to welcome the thought of America descending into the chaos and bloodshed of a new civil war. I am tired of lefties. I am tired of the dishonest bumper-sticker slogans which serve them in place of ideas and knowledge. I am tired of their constant tribal signalling, their bullying, and their empty-headed echoing of whatever the Daily Show tells them to believe.

At this point, given the choice between four or five more decades of watching liberals wreck America and five years of violence before I starve or die of cholera, the second option is looking better and better.

Posted by: Trimegistus at March 05, 2012 09:46 PM (8+t26)

60 The Irish Annals are pretty grim too, unless you get off on year after year of drunken Irishmen beating up each other whilst the Vikings rape their wives and children.

Yup. The Irish Anals. Assholes.

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 05, 2012 09:46 PM (niZvt)

61 Anyone seen those new commercials for WesternSky.com? I got intrigued when during the commercial the vaguely native American woman says "yes, our money is expensive, but it's cheaper than payday loans"

I went to the site. here's what it said: "The interest rate on a typical
loan of $2,600 is 135% with an APR of approximately 139%. " Are you kidding me? In addition to casinos, tribes must have been exempted from usury laws.

Posted by: Ombudsman at March 05, 2012 09:46 PM (AxHOT)

62 Dang! Do not fK with the guy guarding Netanyahu! what is behind his back?

Posted by: osurks at March 05, 2012 09:47 PM (rda5N)

63 55 Those are some seriously beautiful women.

The 'ettes are better though.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 05, 2012 09:44 PM (Why44)


True that.

'ettes do mercy boobie flashing!

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 05, 2012 09:47 PM (niZvt)

64
Why does the story on that meteor make me recall Lucifer's Hammer? 17k is a NARROW window.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 05, 2012 09:48 PM (SAMxH)

65 Drinking Drano, perhaps?

Liquid Plumr.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at March 05, 2012 09:48 PM (vDjgF)

66 Whew, I'm all caught up on SoS's saga. You sir, should get a wheelbarrow to carry your balls.

Posted by: no good deed at March 05, 2012 09:48 PM (mjR67)

67 Time to head home, see you all in an hour or so.

SoS, you rock!

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 05, 2012 09:48 PM (LA8IC)

68 54-Hey Peaches, how are you m'dear?


And based on our time in Poland, I think your cats' litterbox smells better than the rank (see what i did there) and file folk who rode the bus.

in the summer, you could at least jockey for position near a window. In the winter, we had to put vicks under our noses to mask the odor. It was awful.

Lovely people though, so I can forgive bad b.o.



Posted by: moki at March 05, 2012 09:49 PM (dZmFh)

69 SoS: Since you got the death threats at your personal email, the obvious step is to involve local and Federal law enforcement. And if this isn't a lawsuit-ready hostile work environment I don't know what is.

Posted by: Trimegistus at March 05, 2012 09:49 PM (8+t26)

70 Well, I guess that's why I spend most of my time in the portapotty basement. I got a TV which plays old Deep Space 9 episodes, and even if a lefty poops in it, it still smells better than it would interacting with the Boulderites aboveground

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at March 05, 2012 09:50 PM (QTHTd)

71 I read somewhere that in any random gathering of young people in Belarus, 80% of the women are super-model quality.

Posted by: rtw at March 05, 2012 09:50 PM (s6tTC)

72 Y-Not, don't stress about SOS. If he were to be fired as a result of this, he would be able to sue for a major settlement in a wrongful termination suite. God knows, I had to settle my share of frivolous suits when I was a hiring manager.

In reality, he is now Teflon. If they try to retaliate, they are screwed because they didn't follow their written policies and he has proof. Anything they do, he can claim retaliation.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 05, 2012 09:50 PM (Why44)

73 Bibi now speaking @ AIPAC:

http://tinyurl.com/73ffrcj

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at March 05, 2012 09:50 PM (d6QMz)

74 Solar flares, our best and soonest bet. Also the messiest. No quick specular death from SMOD or suffocation under an avalanche of super volcano ash... With solar splooges, some to all of the electronics on worlds facing side would fry and everything would just not to work.. yet everyone would be alive, scared, hungry, and helpless. Nuclear reactors require at minimum 4-6 months to shutdown safely with all resources and personnel available... so probably don't want to be too close to one of those. Radiation poisoning is the second worst way to mass die besides raped and murdered by roaming gangs of the apocalypse.

With Flares, the last two cycles ebbs were very very weak so a larger then normal snapback this cycle would not be at all unexpected. If the sun splooges one right into our path ... we have only vague ideas of would happen depending on severity now that the transistors have shrunk sooo much.

Posted by: Shiggz RocketSurgeon at March 05, 2012 09:51 PM (RfvTE)

75
66 Whew, I'm all caught up on SoS's saga. You sir, should get a wheelbarrow to carry your balls.
Posted by: no good deed at March 05, 2012 09:48 PM (mjR67)


Maybe he could steal ace's. Just grab it and run. He shouldn't be able to catch you since his limbs are in it. You can dump those out later.

Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2012 09:51 PM (GULKT)

76 And yeah, it's one thing to get angry misspelled rants in one's email - I mean, truth be told, we can get that here - but death threats are illegal.

"Terroristic threats" were illegal in Texas, anyway; my ex-gf used to get drunken rednecks yelling "I'ma killya, ya bitch!" and it was off to the clink for them.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at March 05, 2012 09:52 PM (QTHTd)

77 I think I have wood watching Bibi Netanyahu.

Posted by: tmi3rd at March 05, 2012 09:52 PM (WRtsc)

78 Speakin' of pooping in the bathtub (my daughter did once), I hate that commercial where the kid yells 'Mommy, I made poo-poo.' and she looks in the toilet and seeing nothing asks where. Doesn't that kid looks to be about 6 or 7. WTF?


Posted by: Tami at March 05, 2012 09:52 PM (X6akg)

79 Think "Miura Vaginal Folds".

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at March 05, 2012 09:52 PM (FcR7P)

80 "'ettes do mercy boobie flashing!"

I've totally missed out, dammit

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 05, 2012 09:52 PM (Why44)

81 mpfs - Which one?

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 05, 2012 09:53 PM (Why44)

82 Hey Peaches, how are you m'dear?


I'm good, moki, how are you doing? That's funny about Poland, although I've always thought it would be wonderful to see their cities, the architecture is spectacular and I really like that sort of thing.

Note to self: stay off the buses. . .

Posted by: Peaches at March 05, 2012 09:53 PM (BETpH)

83 Gay is the narrator for the Miura fold video. Jeez. Makes the two plumbers look like Dick Cheney and Clint eastwood

Posted by: dagny who loved andrew at March 05, 2012 09:54 PM (u50z0)

84 Men: Your Girlfriend Isn't as Fat as You Think She Is
***
Ok, can someone explain to me why people with jowls call themselves "average" on body type on dating sites?

Posted by: 18-1 at March 05, 2012 09:54 PM (3aXbg)

85 I hope this stays a troll-free zone. "Paul" was exceedingly stupid.

Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2012 09:54 PM (ykSKg)

86 I'm 54 and I still get a kick out of snow. I only have a short drive to work, though.

This has been "the year without a winter" where I live (SE PA)

Posted by: rickl supports SMOD/Supervolcano 2012 at March 05, 2012 09:54 PM (sdi6R)

87 Didn't they fold a Miura at the beginning of the original Italian Job?

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 05, 2012 09:54 PM (vDjgF)

88 A spokesman for the SMOD campaign denied rumors SMOD has a second family in the Kuiper Belt.

Posted by: eman at March 05, 2012 09:55 PM (qOpnH)

89 Well... Looks like Mitt will be the Romneyee...

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 05, 2012 09:55 PM (niZvt)

90 g'evening, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 05, 2012 09:55 PM (JMmQ9)

91 Evening 'rons and 'ettes. Enjoying the schizophrenic weather of central Ohio, deciding who I'll hold my nose for tomorrow in the primaries.
Also, my brief thoughts on Breitbart in the link in the sig.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at March 05, 2012 09:55 PM (1zwZo)

92 hi all
ugh don't be putting explosives recipes on the HQ!
it's just a bad idea

Posted by: chemjeff at March 05, 2012 09:57 PM (7FadD)

93 Oddly, you can only fold a piece of paper, whatever size, in half only 12 times.

How many fat folds does Rosie O'Donnell have, though?

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 05, 2012 09:57 PM (niZvt)

94 For those catching up on the SOS story in the Kirsten Powers thread, his hash is R5yLq (for searching).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 05, 2012 09:58 PM (bxiXv)

95 #61, They are operating as legal loan sharks because of tribal lands being sovereign nations. I think they could somehow be treated as a foreign creditor somehow though and be regulated under international treaty standards right?

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston would be forever alone without AoS at March 05, 2012 09:58 PM (ijjAe)

96 92
hi all
ugh don't be putting explosives recipes on the HQ!
it's just a bad idea


Posted by: chemjeff at March 05, 2012 09:57 PM (7FadD)



Wha....like my chili? H8tr.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 05, 2012 09:58 PM (UOM48)

97 I am not my tranny's keeper!

Posted by: president o'bumbles at March 05, 2012 09:59 PM (6RnvM)

98 I can't support anything that would hurt puppies.

So, I'm hoping for a mutant virus, like weaponized bird flu.

I'm a softy.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 05, 2012 10:00 PM (NVu2l)

99 Is anyone else getting a "Not available" message when trying to go to the new Breitbart site right now?

Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2012 10:00 PM (ykSKg)

100 Heh, I'm glad to see the Ohio 'rons have to hold their nose and decide just like we did. You shouldn't get off the hook and spend the next 6 months blaming us early states for having to decide between dumb and dumber.

For the record, I voted for Mitt, though I was undecided until I had the ballot in my hand.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 05, 2012 10:00 PM (Why44)

101 I am not my bees' keeper!


Wait, yes I am.

Posted by: some apiarist at March 05, 2012 10:00 PM (vDjgF)

102 That's all a bunch of bullshit.

We descendents ofdirty Scandi'sare dead sexy.

You're just jealous.

Posted by: ErikW at March 05, 2012 10:00 PM (RKOob)

103 93 Oddly, you can only fold a piece of paper, whatever size, in half only 12 times.

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 05, 2012 09:57 PM (niZvt)


Roll of toilet paper.

Or even a commercial paper towel roll if you think perforation is cheating.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 05, 2012 10:00 PM (bxiXv)

104 One major difference between Bibi and Obama - the former doesn't need a teleprompter to speak intelligently. Oh, and Bibi can speak several languages.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 05, 2012 10:00 PM (UR5vq)

105 I fucking told you people that Coronal Mass Ejection was a more electable candidate than SMOD, but NOOOOOOOOO. You just wouldn't listen.

Posted by: Jaws at March 05, 2012 10:00 PM (A3yiq)

106 don't think it's going to end well.

Its not going to end well alright. For the company.

SOS, get your ass to that bitch on wheels attorney NOW! And no more meetings without your supervisor present as a witness!

Posted by: bibi's boobs destroy at March 05, 2012 10:01 PM (mLWZK)

107 I'm reading the SoS saga in the other thread...this is an EPIC story

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 05, 2012 10:01 PM (JMmQ9)

108 This ONT is starting to sputter like Barney Frank's sphincter at a Chippendales show...

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 05, 2012 10:01 PM (niZvt)

109 Here is a concatenation of all the posts today from StuckOnStupid. I'm a giver:





402
Ok, since Tami is in a hurry and actually wants to read this (apparently ESPN
8, the Ocho is down), I'll split it into three parts. First, my morning.



I arrived, clocked in and went to the production floor. My monitor was still
sitting on my desk, with the word Racist written across it in fingernail polish
in huge letters. Somebody obviously had spent some time on this.



The polish wasn't just red though, it was red with green metallic flecks in it.
Really hideous effect overall - looked like my cubicle had been ransacked by a
bunch of disgruntled Christmas elves. All they would have had to do is leave
behind some tinsel and the effect would have been complete.



So, I stopped by and reported it to my Supervisor, who had just walked in the
door. She looked at it and damn near cried, but called IT and HR to report the
incident. I told her I also couldn't access my work email from home, she was on
the phone with IT already and asking them to straighten it out, she was told
that my account had a temporary suspension on it from HR.



So when she called HR they told her that I would have to meet with HR that
afternoon about the email I had sent regarding the Che incident to the group,
but that they would go ahead and reinstate my email access now. She was
supposed to make it clear to me that I was not to respond to or send any emails
regarding the incident to anyone in the group using my email.



So far so good I guess.. lol. So, it takes IT about an hour to get a new
monitor up there, guy comes up with a brand spanking new one in the box. He
looks at the old one, and the first words out of his mouth were "Holy...
". He managed to stop himself but it was pretty obvious what he was about
to say next. I looked at the new monitor and told him, "You might want to
see if you guys have a used one sitting around somewhere, I can't guarantee
this won't be happening again - soon."



He replaced the monitor and left. So, about an hour and a half into my day and
I haven't been able to do squat yet. I sign in and get to work. Lunch time
rolls around, I was planning on lunch with my supervisor but she gets called
into a meeting so we reschedule for dinner later in the week, she wants me to
meet her hubby anyway so it's all good.



I go to the lunchroom instead, and no one will either make eye contact,
acknowledge me or sit at the same table. Much the reaction I was expecting I
suppose, even the folks that support me don't want to get in the middle of
this, can't say as I blame them.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 05, 2012 08:15 PM (R5yLq)



429 So I'm just
finishing up with my lunch when the Che T-shirt kid strolls up with a couple of
his friends in tow. He's wearing a loud, godawful tie die shirt that looks like
he pulled it out of the laundry hamper.



He looks at me and grins, and says "Well how about this shirt. Any
objections to this shirt?"



I smiled back. "Well", I replied, "If you mean would I object to
you wearing it of course not. As long as it doesn't have a picture of some
filthy piece of human excrement on it, you can pretty much wear what you want.
However I would point out that Jerry Garcia is still dead, so trying to dress
like you just got back from a Dead Concert is a little obvious, don't you
think? Also, you might want to wash that a little more often. I mean I have no
objection to the shirt itself, but it does smell a bit gamey. I do appreciate
the fact that you waited until after I was finished eating before coming over
and asking for a critique. Not sure I could have finished my lunch if you'd
wandered over before that."



He got pretty hacked off, I mean his intent was to embarrass me in front of a
lunch room full of people and needless to say it failed miserably. So he leans
on the table and says, "You know dude, one of these days somebody is going
to catch you out in the parking lot and just kick your ass"



I smiled at him and replied, "Well, I won't be hard to catch at all. In
fact I'm headed to the parking lot right now for a cigarette, you know, in case
you and anyone you know wanted to discuss this further."



I got up and left. Strangely enough Che Shirt and friends didn't follow, and I
had a quick smoke and headed back to work. Got back to my desk, my email was
finally working again, and I opened it. Sure enough, half a dozen death threats
sent to my work email account. I had a message from HR warning me not to
discuss anything about the Che T-shirt incident with the group, with a really
nice section that outlined their email policies. I read through them, and noted
that I hadn't violated any of there guidelines.



I had an email from the HR director saying she wanted to see me as soon as I
got back from lunch, so I grabbed the death threats I had printed from home and
headed to HR.



HR meeting details to follow.. lol.. Sorry Tami, typing as fast as I can here.







Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 05, 2012 08:31 PM (R5yLq)

500
Ok, so I get to HR and naturally the keep me waiting for about 30-40 minutes or
so, then I'm shown into the director's office.



She sits me down and we have a little chat. First she expresses her displeasure
at my use of the company email to send an email to the entire group about the
incident. She pushes a disciplinary letter across to me and says that I need to
sign it, that it's going into my permanent file.



I look at her and ask, "Is the supervisor that sent out the email that
proceeded this one to the entire group also getting a disciplinary
letter?"



She looks surprised. "Of course not."



I read through it, then put it back on her desk. "I'm sorry, but I am not
going to sign this".



She looks a little miffed, and says "You have to sign it, you have no
choice"



I shake my head and say, "No, actually I do have a choice. Your form
clearly states that by signing it I understand the nature of the disciplinary
action and that I agree. I'm afraid that neither is the case, and as such I
will not sign this document. I do not understand what specific HR policy
concerning the usage of email that this response violates. I received your
email earlier today in which you sent me a copy of all of HR's policies
concerning email usage, and as far as I can tell my email didn't violate any of
them. The supervisors email, on the other hand, clearly violates 5 of the
policies you sent me, including the making public of private HR matters
involving a 3rd party. A violation, I would point out, that calls for
termination, not simply a disciplinary letter. So I cannot sign this document
because I do not understand what policy I supposedly violated, I do not
understand why someone that sent an email that obviously violates multiple
polices is not being disciplined for it, and I certainly do not agree to any of
the above."



She looked like she swallowed a mouse. It took a minute or two for her to
regain her composure, and then she replied with "I don't think you understand,
you have to sign this."



I shook my head again. "Well, the form itself states that my signature is
used to indicate my agreement, which you do not have, so even the form itself
indicates that I am under no obligation to sign the form. Also I would point
out that state law on the matter is quite clear. If you were to use any manner
of force or threat to compel me to sign a legal document, that would constitute
coercion. I would point out that such coercion is illegal in this state and is
considered a criminal offense that could result in either a fine or even jail
time."



I got that "what planet are you from" look again. Then she said,
"Well, this will be going into your permanent file anyway." I
shrugged. "Not much I can do about that, however I will not be signing it.
You should note however that if this becomes part of my permanent record I'll
have no choice but to file a formal complaint, detailing how your policies are
being selectively enforced since the supervisor who did violate your policy received
no disciplinary action and yet I was singled out for such action even though I
had not violated your policies."



I've played enough poker to know when my opponent missed their draw, and from
the look on her face I knew that while she had started this hand with what she
thought was a full house she realized all she was holding now was a busted
flush. She tried to bully her way through though:



"I'm certain you will not want to bother the managing director with
something like this, especially since you don't have any other write ups in
your file. It would be much wiser to just sign the form."



I shook my head again. "Absolutely not. I will not sign a form stating
that I did something wrong when I obviously did not. I also will not allow a
policy to be enforced against me and not be enforced against someone who's
actions were far more egregious. If I have to take that up with the managing
director, I have no problem with that at all. If necessary I can clear my
schedule and we can get the CEO involved, provided he might be
interested."



Realizing that the "you don't want to bother the managing director"
bluff had failed, she folded. She admonished me about my use of the email but
decided she would "just let me off with a warning" this time. So I
handed her the death threats I had printed out from my home email, and informed
her that I had gotten these from people here at work. She looked through them
for all of about 10 seconds.



"These were to your home email?" I nodded. "Well, we can't do
anything about it if they were sent to your home email, we would only
investigate them if they were sent to your work email. Ok, now I knew I had
already gotten some in my work email but decided to hold that little tidbit
back for now. I asked her about my monitor, and she said "Well
unfortunately there are no cameras on the production floor so we have no idea
who did it."



I told her the nail polish was pretty distinctive, but she didn't seem to be
interested at all, so I shrugged. "Well, you folks own the monitor so if
you don't care that someone trashed it I guess I won't worry about it
then."



Meeting pretty much adjourned, to be continued.. lol..

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 05, 2012 09:06 PM (R5yLq)

550 Ok, so, it's
between 2 and 2:30 when I finally get back to my desk, my new monitor is in
place and ready to go, I fire up the computer and forward all of the death
threats I got in my work email to HR - to the HR general email account, as per
their policy on such things.



Most of these are pretty much copies of the same ones I received at home, with
one or two additional emails. One worth noting however, was signed
"twilight fan", and he/she/it had promised to come over to my house
one night, "creap" into my bedroom and drain me of all my blood as I
slept.



It was at that point that I truly appreciated the artistry of the vandal that
had written the word Racist on my monitor. At least they had taken the time,
energy and effort to spell it correctly. I had to acknowledge that it was nice
that at least one of these loons put a little effort into it, and my vandal
didn't even have easy access to a spell checker. Sigh.



Ok, so I forward this stuff to HR, and try to get a little work done. I get an
email back from HR not more than 20 minutes later, stating that they didn't
find any of these threats credible or worthy of investigation. Ok, so this is
why I waited and forwarded them the emails - I knew they would respond via
email, and now I have a documentation trail. I save there responses, upload
them offsite to my ever growing pile of documentation, and respond back.



"Dear HR:



I recently forwarded you 7 death threats I received in my work email. I was
sent a reply that you refused to investigate because after reading the threats,
you found them to "not be credible". Each of the threats in question
describe the manner in which they plan to kill me, the location in which my
murder is to take place, and the time of day in which they plan to carry out
there attack.



Since I'm assuming if my corpse is found slumped over the hood of my car one
night that someone will hopefully call the police and they will take over the
investigation at that point, I would point out that at this stage the fact that
these emails would finally be investigated would be of little solace to me, or
my family.



I was wondering if perhaps you could provide me with official guidelines on
what exactly makes a death threat "credible" enough to warrant
investigation, as I would very much prefer not to be murdered in my sleep, or
otherwise.



Sincerely,

"



Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 05, 2012 09:26 PM (R5yLq)

576 Ok, so that was more or less my workday. My supervisor
and I agreed to meet for dinner so I could meet her hubby later in the week.
All of the emails to both home and work accounts are saved offsite so it's far
too late for the company to expunge them.



I haven't yet received a response to my last email to HR
requesting official guidelines on the difference between a "credible"
and "not credible" death threat.. lol..



If I don't get one by morning (and no, I'm not holding my
breath), I'll follow up with another email re-requesting this information, and
I'll keep asking day after day until I get an answer.



Ok, been typing all this out so going to take a short smoke
break and get some feeling back in the old fingers, then I'll scroll back up
and read through any commentary I might have missed. Whew.



Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 05, 2012 09:37 PM (R5yLq)


Posted by: OregonMuse at March 05, 2012 10:01 PM (GLzKw)

110
45 Oh, because the king had a bathtub, the people in the middle ages had fairly good hygene? Last I checked they were the original street shitters.
Posted by: Jimmah at March 05, 2012 09:41 PM (Gbec2)


As was everyone until the nineteenth century. Yes, they bathed, and not just the monarchs. Even peasants bathed, in the rivers during warm weather and basins of warm water during winter. See: Barbara Hanawalt, The Ties That Bound: Peasant Families in Medieval England, (Oxford: Oxofrd University Press, 1986), page 61.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 05, 2012 10:02 PM (mc5EX)

111 2-1 Jets! Woo hoo!

Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2012 10:02 PM (ykSKg)

112 Speaking of tranny nannies....

Little Barry S.:

18 year-old mother impregnated with commie Kenyan sperm

Abandoned by commie Kenyan "daddy"

Raised for a while by commie mom and adoptive daddy in Indonesia

Left with commie grandparents and assorted commie/pedo pals as tween

Becomes President of the United States in 2008

Bizarro world.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 05, 2012 10:03 PM (UOM48)

113 Why cant website compile the stuck on stupid story and post it. i found his story from the powers thread but am missing the back story.. that apparently everyone else seems to know about but me.

Posted by: Shiggz RocketSurgeon at March 05, 2012 10:03 PM (RfvTE)

114
Next months economic excuse from the WH will be meteor uncertainty.

Posted by: Jimmah at March 05, 2012 10:03 PM (Gbec2)

115 Stuck on Stupid - You need to change your nic to Stones of Steel.

Posted by: mama winger at March 05, 2012 10:03 PM (P6QsQ)

116 Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 05, 2012 09:37 PM
*****

I'm not afraid to say it

I've got a boner.

Posted by: Smell of Desire? at March 05, 2012 10:05 PM (ay6+/)

117 Error 503 Service Unavailable

Service Unavailable

XID: 2026649950

O: web

GN: ch-sc-bb-shield1




--Damn it.

Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2012 10:05 PM (ykSKg)

118 @112: I'd respect Rush a lot more if he called her a slut.

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 05, 2012 10:05 PM (niZvt)

119 Scandi grandparents only took baths on Saturday nights, so they'd be nice and fresh for church. Riding any great distance in a car with them come Thursday or Friday was not a pleasant thing.

Posted by: mama winger at March 05, 2012 10:05 PM (P6QsQ)

120
SOS story was as riveting the second time. Y'all needn't bother with the advice, I'm thinking. This guy has his act strictly together. Lad will do just fine.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 05, 2012 10:05 PM (SAMxH)

121 I'll bet SoS' HR manager has Ms. Fluke's pic as her screen saver.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 05, 2012 10:05 PM (UOM48)

122 Shiggz - There is a synopsis of the back story around post 360 in that thread. The whole thing is epic.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 05, 2012 10:05 PM (Why44)

123
Why cant website compile the stuck on stupid story and post it. i found
his story from the powers thread but am missing the back story.. that
apparently everyone else seems to know about but me.Posted by: Shiggz


Uh, I'm not a lawyer, but he may want to avoid any more description, just in case.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 05, 2012 10:06 PM (dxTxt)

124
100 Heh, I'm glad to see the Ohio 'rons have to hold their nose and decide just like we did. You shouldn't get off the hook and spend the next 6 months blaming us early states for having to decide between dumb and dumber.For the record, I voted for Mitt, though I was undecided until I had the ballot in my hand.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 05, 2012 10:00 PM (Why44)


Well you would be wrong. I will not be holding my nose tomorrow. I will avoid the 4 stinky pieces of shit tomorrow when I vote and hold off casting a vote for whichever wins unil November.

Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2012 10:06 PM (GULKT)

125 59
I honestly do not understand why the Right in the US is not advocating to split the country into at least two countries. The splitting method which yields the most contiguous land for each "side" is to split it based on Presidential voting at the county level.

Appeal to liberals' vanity and say "Look, we know you are right about everything under the sun and that the Pope's infallibility on Catholic doctrine is but a mere shadow of your own, but we simple people enjoy our simple ways and would prefer that we just divide our country in the same manner as a no-fault divorce (another brilliant invention of yours, by the way) couple would divide their assets."

Then, once they were all trapped in the urban counties where they've congregated, stop shipping food and water to them from "red" counties and let them choose between starving to death and cannibalism.

Posted by: BS Inc. at March 05, 2012 10:07 PM (kItmr)

126 Ok, apologies, needed to give both the fingers and my keyboard a rest. The backstory can be found here:

http://tinyurl.com/7fa8wqw

That's were it all started.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 05, 2012 10:07 PM (R5yLq)

127 Hi, all!

Posted by: Theresa knows the MSM are our enemy at March 05, 2012 10:08 PM (aV83t)

128 121 I'll bet SoS' HR manager has Ms. Fluke's pic as her screen saver.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 05, 2012 10:05 PM (UOM4


if you lift any dog's tail, you'll see a spitting image of Fluke.

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 05, 2012 10:08 PM (niZvt)

129 Some Zoe for y'all, stumbled on this on Youtube:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O_O4XesuA4

Kind of reminds me of the Bunnymen, a bit. In Spanish.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at March 05, 2012 10:08 PM (QTHTd)

130 I haven't read a single post prior to this one. I suck. School is kicking my ass. I do so much love being awake for the ONT. Don't know how long I'll be here but I'm so glad to finally be here again.

Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch at March 05, 2012 10:09 PM (otfJ1)

131 Hi Theresa!

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at March 05, 2012 10:09 PM (QTHTd)

132 Andrew, I hope your site is not under attack.

Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2012 10:09 PM (ykSKg)

133 SOS -

You are a fine man, a gentleman and a patriot with a will of iron and a mind like a steel trap. I am proud to almost imaginarily know you.

Posted by: mama winger at March 05, 2012 10:09 PM (P6QsQ)

134 SMOD suspends campaign until 2040

Well, at least the fricking thing didn't endorse Romney.

Posted by: Splunge at March 05, 2012 10:09 PM (2IW5Q)

135 But this is our system! Why does he get to use it?

Posted by: SOS' HR Dept. at March 05, 2012 10:10 PM (FcR7P)

136 >>SOS story was as riveting the second time. Y'all
needn't bother with the advice, I'm thinking. This guy has his act
strictly together. Lad will do just fine.


Posted by: irongrampa

Yeah, no kidding. Pays to have a retired judge as a family friend.

Posted by: Retread at March 05, 2012 10:10 PM (joSBv)

137
130 I haven't read a single post prior to this one. I suck. School is kicking my ass. I do so much love being awake for the ONT. Don't know how long I'll be here but I'm so glad to finally be here again.



Scroll up and read 109. Its required reading and yes there will be a test later.

Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2012 10:10 PM (GULKT)

138 I'm not afraid to say it

I've got a boner.


Posted by: Smell of Desire? at March 05, 2012 10:05 PM (ay6+/)

Cripes, me, too, and I don't even have a peen . . . Rock the fuck on, SoS!!!

Posted by: Peaches at March 05, 2012 10:10 PM (BETpH)

139 Good evening.

Sheit, Stuck on Stupid needs to start calling himself something like Stuck On Awesome.

Excellent, dude, you handled yourself incredibly well.

You have become the Breitbart.

Posted by: Robert at March 05, 2012 10:10 PM (F79HU)

140 Here is what Ive got did I miss any? Is there really noway that can be put all in one?

343

402

429

500

550

576

Posted by: Shiggz RocketSurgeon at March 05, 2012 10:10 PM (RfvTE)

141 130 I haven't read a single post prior to this one. I suck. School is kicking my ass. I do so much love being awake for the ONT. Don't know how long I'll be here but I'm so glad to finally be here again.
Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch at March 05, 2012 10:09 PM (otfJ1)


Sounds to me like what you really need is a good old fashioned over the knee bare bottom spanking, Ima!

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 05, 2012 10:10 PM (niZvt)

142 Belarus, by the way, means White Russia in English.

Belarus is racist.

Posted by: Robert at March 05, 2012 10:11 PM (F79HU)

143 What in the hell is Gorilla Glass? Anyone know?

Yeah, I know Bing is my friend.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 05, 2012 10:11 PM (Why44)

144 What I learned today.

I learned that if you call a female a slut that is bad. People won't like you and companies will boycott you.

I also learned that if you call a conservative female a stupid c**t and donate a cool million bucks to President Obama's campaign then it's all good.

I'm now adding the word c**t to my vocabulary. If anyone calls me on it I'll just tell them Obama is cool with it.

Posted by: mpfs, WeAreBREITBART! at March 05, 2012 10:11 PM (TlwCF)

145 I honestly do not understand why the Right in the US is not advocating to split the country into at least two countries.

Posted by: BS Inc. at March 05, 2012 10:07 PM (kItmr)


The same reason we don't advocate cutting off our legs to lose weight or nailing our hats on when it's windy.

It wouldn't solve the problem, no one could ever agree on borders, it just plain won't happen.

It's a fantasy on the level of "mandating electric cars with an aging electrical grid will magically stop Islamist Terrorists."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 05, 2012 10:11 PM (bxiXv)

146 I'm hoping a co-blogger can set up a summation post for SoS --although the story is of course still developing.

Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2012 10:11 PM (ykSKg)

147 58 they could feed that shithead kid to a Walker and I'd sleep tight.

Posted by: USS Diversity at March 05, 2012 10:12 PM (vpe0k)

148 I'm getting the same 503 Service Unavailable message at Breitbart.

Posted by: Retread at March 05, 2012 10:12 PM (joSBv)

149 Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch at March 05, 2012 10:09 PM (otfJ1)

Ima!!!!!!! What a treat to see you, girl! Sorry about your ass being kicked but (and I have to say it) at least you aren't working for fuckin' lawyers . . .

Posted by: Peaches at March 05, 2012 10:12 PM (BETpH)

150 I love Drudge headlines right now. on the left hand side. heh.

Posted by: rectal exam at March 05, 2012 10:12 PM (O7ksG)

151 "We must always be the masters of our own fate" - Bibi at AIPAC. And yet Obama kowtows to Islamic dictators.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 05, 2012 10:12 PM (UR5vq)

152 Fucking HR people

Posted by: Zakn at March 05, 2012 10:12 PM (zyaZ1)

153 Rush has made 6 apologies in 25 years?


Pussy.

Posted by: runninrebel at March 05, 2012 10:12 PM (N/1Dm)

154 Hound Dog Blues

http://youtu.be/-Zz3K7Pt0rE

Posted by: Robert at March 05, 2012 10:13 PM (F79HU)

155 Gorilla Glass, manufactured by Corning, is an alkali-aluminosilicate sheet glass engineered specifically to be thin, light and damage-resistant. Its primary application is portable electronic devices with screens, such as mobile phones, portable media players, and laptop displays.

Gorilla Glass's most useful qualities are its strength, scratch resistance and thinness. As of 2010 it was used in about 20 percent of the world's approximately 200 million mobile handsets.[1] Corning says that Gorilla Glass is RF compatible and has outstanding optical clarity, making it suitable for HD and 3D television displays.[2] It has a Vickers hardness of 622-701 kgf/mm2.[3] According to Jonathan Ive of Apple, speaking on the iPhone 4 which uses Gorilla Glass, it is "comparable in strength to sapphire crystal but about thirty times harder than plastic."[4] This would put Gorilla Glass at approximately 9 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 05, 2012 10:13 PM (Why44)

156 Is anyone watching Netanyahu? is he kinda saying to Obama it would be nice to have you say okay but if not we going anyway? I cannot read what direction he is going with the speech.

Posted by: osurks at March 05, 2012 10:13 PM (rda5N)

157 I'm now adding the word c**t to my vocabulary. If anyone calls me on it I'll just tell them Obama is cool with it.

Yeh, but you have to say CONSERVATIVE c**t, mpfs...

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 05, 2012 10:13 PM (niZvt)

158 Obama is writing hateful comments to send to Bibi after the speech

Posted by: Zakn at March 05, 2012 10:13 PM (zyaZ1)

159 >>Anything they do, he can claim retaliation.

I know what you're saying, but in practical terms they can do things to set him up so his job performance suffers. And if he's at a higher rank, they can really eff with his career. In my experience the lower you are on the totem pole, the harder you are to fire in these sorts of circumstances. But a person in mid-career or higher tends to have to fold because their reputation means so much in their career advancement.

Anyway, I hope it works out, but I just think this is a group of people who really are used to running roughshod over people, as exemplified by that mass email the manager sent. Praying for SoS.

Posted by: Y-not at March 05, 2012 10:13 PM (5H6zj)

160 144
What I learned today.

I learned that if you call a female a slut that is bad. People won't like you and companies will boycott you.

I
also learned that if you call a conservative female a stupid c**t and
donate a cool million bucks to President Obama's campaign then it's all
good.

I'm now adding the word c**t to my vocabulary. If anyone calls me on it I'll just tell them Obama is cool with it.


Posted by: mpfs, WeAreBREITBART! at March 05, 2012 10:11 PM (TlwCF)

--I learned that Hitler was a devout Christian, so all Christians are evil fascists.

Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2012 10:13 PM (ykSKg)

161
Heh, it'sfunnyhow perplexed the sociologists were over why men are quick to get on their women for getting a little fat. "We assumed they'd be welcoming of an ever expanding woman, but no. Puzzling."

Posted by: tad blatherton at March 05, 2012 10:14 PM (HueOF)

162 No spoilers on the Walking Dead, you bastards!

Posted by: runninrebel at March 05, 2012 10:14 PM (N/1Dm)

163 Ima!!!!!!! What a treat to see you, girl! Sorry about your ass being kicked but (and I have to say it) at least you aren't working for fuckin' lawyers . . .
Posted by: Peaches at March 05, 2012 10:12 PM (BETpH)


Well "kick" wouldn't be the word then. It would be a different four letter word that ends with "ck" though.

Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2012 10:14 PM (GULKT)

164 Posted by: Trimegistus at March 05, 2012 09:46 PM (8+t26)

Yes, yes, yes!

And, I suck. I stopped reading because I'm watching Bibi and I experienced girl-powered Bibi-wood.

Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch at March 05, 2012 10:14 PM (otfJ1)

165 I'd be cool with ya'll if you just stayed in kibbutz's and were still a bunch of Commies

Posted by: Bumbles at March 05, 2012 10:14 PM (zyaZ1)

166 Excuse me, did someone here call my name?

Posted by: C*ntessa Brewer at March 05, 2012 10:14 PM (ykSKg)

167 Mpfs - Make sure that you include "I donated to Obama" as a tag line.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 05, 2012 10:15 PM (Why44)

168 142 Belarus, by the way, means White Russia in English.

Belarus is racist.
Posted by: Robert at March 05, 2012 10:11 PM (F79HU)


I bet Fluke could suck down a Black Russian in two gulps.

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 05, 2012 10:15 PM (niZvt)

169 Oh, they can't delete the emails. It's a violation of dodd frank, they'll be looking at criminal charges if they do that.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 05, 2012 10:15 PM (zup1l)

170
I missed it. What horrendous offense did SOS allegedly commit to warrant such reasonable reactions from his co-workers?

Posted by: Jaws at March 05, 2012 10:16 PM (A3yiq)

171 >>>This guy has his act

strictly together. Lad will do just fine.

Posted by: irongrampa

*****

Yep. Six ways from Sunday SoS could have screwed the pooch. Six ways he can STILL do. HOWEVER, based on his work so far, I think we'll all be proud of that glorious, magnificent bastard.

Posted by: Smell of Desire? at March 05, 2012 10:16 PM (ay6+/)

172 StuckOnStupid, your story is awesome.

that is the sort of story that gets made into books. seriously.

with your settlement money I hope you take a nice long vacation into the wilderness, find a quiet little rustic shack where you can write peacefully in solitude, then write your magnum opus detailing your story and sell a bazillion copies and get the tour of the conservative talk show circuit

Posted by: chemjeff at March 05, 2012 10:16 PM (7FadD)

173 SoS: I bow in your general direction.Good luck.
I can't decide how to vote tomorrow. Romney or Crazy Uncle?I've got a lot more enthusiasm to vote against Crazy Uncle than for Romney. I expect to feel the same way come November, no matter who the GOP nominates.

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at March 05, 2012 10:16 PM (QbmY3)

174 Hmm. What is the embargo of Zombie spoilers?

Posted by: Zakn at March 05, 2012 10:16 PM (zyaZ1)

175
155 Gorilla Glass, manufactured by Corning, is an alkali-aluminosilicate sheet glass engineered specifically to be thin, light and damage-resistant. Its primary application is portable electronic devices with screens, such as mobile phones, portable media players, and laptop displays.Gorilla Glass's most useful qualities are its strength, scratch resistance and thinness. As of 2010 it was used in about 20 percent of the world's approximately 200 million mobile handsets.[1] Corning says that Gorilla Glass is RF compatible and has outstanding optical clarity, making it suitable for HD and 3D television displays.[2] It has a Vickers hardness of 622-701 kgf/mm2.[3] According to Jonathan Ive of Apple, speaking on the iPhone 4 which uses Gorilla Glass, it is "comparable in strength to sapphire crystal but about thirty times harder than plastic."[4] This would put Gorilla Glass at approximately 9 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 05, 2012 10:13 PM (Why44)


That's right. You're Welcome!

Posted by: Scotty at March 05, 2012 10:16 PM (GULKT)

176 For years, stories have been circulating that the average person of the
Dark Ages would only bathe once a year and that the reason brides
carried bouquets was to help them ward off the gross smell of the guests
at their wedding, but really, people of the time had pretty decent
hygiene. In castles, the wealthy would have a tub with a stool in it so
they could sit and bathe for long periods of time. Many castles also had
a special room next door to the kitchen that was exclusively for
bathing parties.



The French preferred pissing in the corners of rooms ... but that had nothing to do with the Middle Ages, really.

Posted by: really ... at March 05, 2012 10:16 PM (X3lox)

177 Hawking Iowahawk's petition to the O administration to resign.

http://tinyurl.com/6t78lha

Posted by: creeper at March 05, 2012 10:17 PM (gre5a)

178 146 I'm hoping a co-blogger can set up a summation post for SoS --although the story is of course still developing.
Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2012 10:11 PM (ykSKg)


I think we mostly just need to wait for updates. Personally I would have documented the shit out of it but not posted it online until it was either settled or settling. Right now, drawing attention to the "ongoing saga" could look like he's trying to exacerbate the situation, though it looks like he has a pretty good case that he isn't.

Anyway, I hope it works out, but I just think this is a group of people who really are used to running roughshod over people, as exemplified by that mass email the manager sent. Praying for SoS.
Posted by: Y-not at March 05, 2012 10:13 PM (5H6zj)


Sadly, in a lot of professions they DO, every day. How do you think they get control of press and academic outlets? Get friends in key positions and make life too hard for everyone else.

Standard leftist thug tactics.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 05, 2012 10:17 PM (bxiXv)

179 Yeah, breitbart.com is back up!

It seems like they very much liked the setup of the Free Beacon website, since the new set-up is so much like it.

Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2012 10:18 PM (ykSKg)

180 "The French preferred pissing in the corners of rooms ... but that had nothing to do with the Middle Ages, really."

What do you mean, "preferred"?

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 05, 2012 10:18 PM (niZvt)

181 Those Belarus Babes all look like they can work at FoxNews

Posted by: Tom_Ohio at March 05, 2012 10:19 PM (ysWJ9)

182 "I learned that Hitler was a devout Christian, so all Christians are evil fascists"

Damn it, I forgot to call him on the Hitler was a Fascist error.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 05, 2012 10:19 PM (Why44)

183 I missed it. What horrendous offense did SOS allegedly commit to warrant such reasonable reactions from his co-workers?


Posted by: Jaws at March 05, 2012 10:16 PM (A3yiq)

--He formally complained about a co-worker wearing a Che T.

Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2012 10:19 PM (ykSKg)

184 If it is at all close, the first one to call the cops and claim victim status wins.

Posted by: Shiggz RocketSurgeon at March 05, 2012 10:20 PM (RfvTE)

185 SoS, it might behoove you to put in a formal, written request for a copy of your personnel file. I don't know what state you're in, but in CA, it's your right and it wouldn't hurt to get that thing and burn a copy tomorrow. Despite what the HR bint said earlier. There's an outside chance there are things in there that you want to have hard copies of.

Posted by: Peaches at March 05, 2012 10:20 PM (BETpH)

186 @109 here is the preface he linked to

70
My apologies folks, even if I left now I couldn't be there in time if I
drove, and thanks to the Obama Economy I can't really afford to fly at
the moment.

I will however raise a glass on Sunday for Andrew.
Curiously enough, had something happen today at work that might be of
interest. Ok, first a disclaimer, I never met Mr. Brietbart in person,
but I have been a fan particularly of his writing for quite some time.

Normally
when I'm at work I leave my politics at home, and for the most part I
still do - however most others, indeed most of the more liberal folks at
work seem to talk about politics endlessly and naturally they shout
down any opposing viewpoint almost immediately, endlessly report others
to HR, that sort of thing.

Well, today I ran across one of them,
they were standing in the lunch room and bloviating about Obama and the
current election, and one of them was wearing one of those godawful Che
T-shirts. I approached, and asked him if he had another shirt in the car
by chance, he said he did not. I let him know that I was very offended
by the shirt, and would appreciate it if he did not wear it to work
again as it was completely inappropriate for the work place. He looked
stunned and replied, "Dude, don't you know who this is?"

I nodded
and replied, "Young man, I know exactly who that is - but apparently
you do not, or at least I must assume you think he is someone else
entirely or you wouldn't be wearing a T-shirt honoring such filth. Now, I
find your T-shirt very offensive, and would appreciate it if you would
no longer wear it to work. Thank you."

Later in the afternoon I
was called down to HR, and the HR director pulled me into a meeting with
this blockhead and his and my supervisors. The HR director started out
explaining to me that I should not find a T-Shirt with Che's picture on
it offensive, and she had no idea what left field this was coming out of
to begin with.

I gave her a brief overview of the history of
Che, and that fact that he was nothing more than a mass murdering
scumbag. She said, "Well, your entitled to your opinion but we don't
find the shirt offense. "

I responded with, "Maam, the number of
people killed by this dirtbag is not my opinion, it is documented
historical fact. However since wearing shirts that honor mass murders is
not considered offensive, then I take it if I have a T-shirt made this
weekend with Hitler's picture on it I should feel free to wear it to
work then?"

Naturally she started to argue that this was
ridiculous, and I said "Well, his T-shirt honors a mass murderer, why
can't mine? I mean after all, Hitler killed well over 6 million in the
Holocaust but apparently the fact that this is "offensive" is strictly a
matter of opinion."

She stammered for a bit, tried to worm
around it, so I gave a bit and said, "Ok, well if Hitler is too much how
about Jeffery Dahmer? He killed a lot fewer people than Che so hey, no
way you could object to that."

She looked at me as if I'd just
landed in a spaceship from another planet. I didn't bother to wait for
her to even try to object, just bulled forward. "Exactly my point. If
Che is some kind of hero to this guy, then great - but he's not hero of
mine, and I certainly do not wish to see him being honored in any way
shape of form, I find it offensive. According to the policies you folks
have, that should be more than sufficient reason to ask him to refrain
from wearing this shirt again. If your going to make exceptions based on
political leanings, etc, then your opening yourself to a lawsuit of
major proportions. Hopefully I've helped you avoid that."

There
was some more discussion, nothing of note really, and I can say with no
small amount of pride that no one will be wearing any more Che t-shirts
to work now, email went out this afternoon in fact.

As we were
walking down the hallway, my supervisor turned to me and thanked me.
Some members of her husband's extended family had been from Cuba, and
she was no fan of Che's either. She said she couldn't believe I'd had
the guts to do anything about, she never did - I just shook my head and
said quite honestly, "Don't thank me, thank Andrew Brietbart. If not for
his example, I would have kept my mouth shut and worried more about my
job than about making a point like that."

She looked at me and asked, "Who's Andrew Brietbart". I promised her we'd meet for lunch Monday and I'd tell her all about it.


Posted by: StuckOnStupid

Posted by: Shiggz RocketSurgeon at March 05, 2012 10:21 PM (RfvTE)

187 Great debunking of "Game Change" at breitbart.com.

Glad I don't get HBO.

Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2012 10:21 PM (ykSKg)

188 WH Aide: Excuse me Baraka........I know that the 8 most powerful countries on earth have made plans and reservations for the G-8 summit in Chicago a few months from now..........but.......you know what would be good for shits and giggles?

Obama: What is that? ((sniiiiiiifff....cough, cough)).

WH Aide: How about, for no apparent reason, we MOVE the location of the G-8 from Chicago to ultra-secure Camp David?

Obama: I am intrigued by that. But......I've never hosted a world leader there........and have rarely visited there on my own behalf. How do we sell it?

WHAide: Well, like truth, transparency, and sex with the First Lady......we sell it as a "novelty".

Obama: What the hell. I mean, we only have to fool the same assholes who elected me right?

WHAide: Well, we gotta throw a bone to the independents too. How about we give them free condoms, and then ban Chris Hanson from investigating what they do with them?

Posted by: Nothing To See Here at March 05, 2012 10:22 PM (kqbIK)

189 A few problems with the Danish War of the Sexes article on fatness:

1) BMI is COMPLETELY FUCKING USELESS. PERIOD.

2) The way BMI is structured, it's biased against men who have heavier frames than women.

3) It looks like men underestimate their own weight and overestimate other people's, but they turned it into a "men vs. women" thing, presumably because they just like to start shit.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 05, 2012 10:22 PM (bxiXv)

190
--He formally complained about a co-worker wearing a Che T.


Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2012 10:19 PM (ykSKg)

Actually it was Che Boy who went to HR, not SOS.

Posted by: Retread at March 05, 2012 10:22 PM (joSBv)

191 drawing attention to the "ongoing saga" could look like he's trying to exacerbate the situation,

But he hasnt provided any information that even begins to identify his employer, coworkers or the
DouCHEbag. Should be ok as long as it stays that way.

Posted by: bibi's boobs destroy at March 05, 2012 10:23 PM (zup1l)

192 hola peeps
its that time of the year for.......
A's soccer adventures
FML

so yesterday, me and the better half are watching the match and A gets a long pass for a breakaway and POW..easy score
three teammates join her for the celebration
Sister Mary: what are they doing?
T: i have no idea but i blame his genes, not mine
REF whips out the yellow card
A comes by the sideline smiling...'it was the snoopy happy dance, like it?'

ugggghhhhh

Posted by: navycopjoe at March 05, 2012 10:23 PM (aeve0)

193
Not caring for Che is racist? So what we're saying here is SOS is a black dood? Weird.

Good job anyway, SOS. You should call Limbaugh and tell himhow it's done.

Posted by: Jaws at March 05, 2012 10:23 PM (A3yiq)

194
WHAide: Well, like truth, transparency, and sex with the First Lady......we sell it as a "novelty".





Posted by: Nothing To See Here at March 05, 2012 10:22 PM (kqbIK)


--

Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2012 10:23 PM (ykSKg)

195 155

What Gorilla Glass and Corning didn't count on was green flecked red nail polish on a computer monitor. (see StuckonStupid's saga)

Posted by: mpfs, WeAreBREITBART! at March 05, 2012 10:23 PM (TlwCF)

196 --He formally complained about a co-worker wearing a Che T.




Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2012 10:19 PM (ykSKg)

Actually it was Che Boy who went to HR, not SOS.


Posted by: Retread at March 05, 2012 10:22 PM (joSBv)

--You're right, I'm already confused: SoS was informal, Che-tard was formal.

Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2012 10:24 PM (ykSKg)

197 SoS' story is fascinating. I have to admit, and I'm hesitant to say this, but I ... kinda don't believe it's real. The idea that a company would ignore multiple death threats sent over corporate email ... strains credulity.

Maybe I'm just a giant suspicious dickbag. It just seems too perfect.

Now I feel bad for my skeptical nature. In my defense, I generally don't believe ... almost anything. So I apologize for voicing my skepticism. It's a really cool story even if it's not true.


Posted by: Clubber Lang at March 05, 2012 10:24 PM (ZPrif)

198 "SoS, it might behoove you to put in a formal, written request for a copy
of your personnel file. I don't know what state you're in, but in CA,
it's your right and it wouldn't hurt to get that thing and burn a copy
tomorrow. Despite what the HR bint said earlier. There's an outside
chance there are things in there that you want to have hard copies of."

Already covered, my supervisor got a copy of my file from HR this morning, her thinking was she wanted to be able to prove that up to this point I've never had a single reprimand or complaint, that I've never been late or called in sick to work, etc. My files so clean that other than my name and the date I got hired it's damn near blank.. lol..

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 05, 2012 10:24 PM (R5yLq)

199 Hey,
SoS, you have made it plenty clear that, given where you work, being discrete is above just about all else.

Is there any way in which we might o show you a little love?

Seriously, I've got a few extra Russian "brides" here. OK, no, really I've just got a few extra ESPN Game Day vouchers.

anyway...just sayin...

Posted by: Smell of Desire? at March 05, 2012 10:25 PM (ay6+/)

200 145
Sure, it's not going to happen tomorrow, but it makes the most sense as a long-term goal.

Point being, unless you radically change the rules of the game, you will continue to lose ground. Now, that's not an iron-clad guarantee, but I'm basing my conclusion on the outcomes of the past 150 years of political history and the fact that, regardless of what the Right has achieved politically, the country is over $100 trillion dollars in debt, all in.

I gave you the solution to the borders issue, i.e. the borders that are most "fair" are the county borders. If the Left doesn't like those borders, they'll have to move more of their partisans into counties that vote Right.

If you think you can share 1 country with the fanatics on the Left over the long haul, I would say that's naive. The best hope is to quarantine them in their own space and let them tear each other apart like they do every time they cannot expand externally.

Posted by: BS Inc. at March 05, 2012 10:25 PM (kItmr)

201 He formally complained about a co-worker wearing a Che T.






Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2012 10:19 PM (ykSKg)

Actually it was Che Boy who went to HR, not SOS.




Posted by: Retread at March 05, 2012 10:22 PM (joSBv)

--You're right, I'm already confused: SoS was informal, Che-tard was formal.


Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2012 10:24 PM (ykSKg)

SOS: You can wear that Che t-shirt, but you will blow me first.
Chetard: *Cries to momma*

Posted by: Robert at March 05, 2012 10:25 PM (F79HU)

202 I keepforgetting that it'sSuper Tuesday tomorrow.

I live in a rural area, I bet the voting booths will be empty.

Which is good for me.

Posted by: ErikW at March 05, 2012 10:26 PM (RKOob)

203 A comes by the sideline smiling...'it was the snoopy happy dance, like it?'



Heh.

Posted by: NC Ref at March 05, 2012 10:26 PM (/izg2)

204 Very nicely played, SoS.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 05, 2012 10:27 PM (kaalw)

205 Oh, and I did day 2 of the quest to be able to run a half marathon tonight. I'm pretty impressed with the iphone app I'm using. It gives you a nice pushing workout, without killing you by making you push too hard.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 05, 2012 10:27 PM (Why44)

206 I know we all feel apprehensive about taking on bullies or risking our jobs or even just life misery let alone physical assault on ourselves or loved ones.

As soon as more cases like this so outrageously start paying money.. then their will be a flood of self appointed fearless mercenary types taking up this fight for us... you know for their payday. We all know females or blacks who aren't really lefties but know how to game the system into a payday. Imagine if we had those D-bag legally pressuring lefties? Sound ridiculous? So did the idea that women or blacks would be able to win court cases they should have lost or even get all OJ'd style off for murder. This is what happens with cultures... something reaches critical mass and then it snaps back. Right now we are the edge and the tide is turning against the establishment bullies. Fight the goo fight and open the floodgates that our children might live free from these manipulative bullies. Use their own tools and language against them.

But again the most important part is the settlement money... once that starts rolling in a whole army will instantly appear fighting these fights for us.

Posted by: Shiggz RocketSurgeon at March 05, 2012 10:27 PM (RfvTE)

207 "Maybe I'm just a giant suspicious dickbag. It just seems too perfect."

Lol.. guess it depends on what you mean by perfect. Thus far I went from being a guy who had a lot of friends at work to pretty much being an outcast. And while I get the impression that the HR director is pretty much hoping all this crap will go away, so far the only person in authority who has weighed in on this is her.

So yes, I think she would like to ignore all this, for a variety of reasons - but she's only the first step in the resolution process and this is only day one. We'll see what happens from here.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 05, 2012 10:27 PM (R5yLq)

208 Already covered, my supervisor got a copy of my file from HR this morning

Kewl. And, you know what? God bless her for being on your side. It might end up costing her her job, but she sounds like very good people.

Posted by: Peaches at March 05, 2012 10:27 PM (BETpH)

209 "I ... kinda don't believe it's real"

I understand your suspicions [having witnessed what Irish Rose did to the lizards at LFG]. If SoS were someone we didn't know, or had cadged money off of the morons in the past - then I'd agree. But StuckOnStupid has been around here for awhile. I don't think he'd lie to us.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at March 05, 2012 10:28 PM (QTHTd)

210


Scroll up and read 109. Its required reading and yes there will be a test later.

Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2012 10:10 PM (GULKT)

Holy fuck. I saw SoS the other night and wondered what was going on. Damn. That poster is a WARRIOR.
Posted by: CoolCzech at March 05, 2012 10:10 PM (niZvt)
Thank you SO much. That really is my favorite activity! Kisses and hugs!
Posted by: Peaches at March 05, 2012 10:12 PM (BETpH)
Peaches, I'm down to less than 70 days before I graduate. I'm thinking that the 'rons and 'ettes will miss the days that I was a full time employee and a full time student.
Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2012 10:14 PM (GULKT)
Seriously? I need some attention...

Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch at March 05, 2012 10:28 PM (otfJ1)

211 Here's a good reply to SoS and SoS's most-recent comment. And who knows, maybe the line spacing will work out after copied as plain text:

StuckOnStupid:

As a non-lawyer who worked with lawyers, and worked with HR:

Your only mistakes so far were responding generally to the e-mail (understandable but should have gone to supervisors and HR), and playing footsie with the soon-to-be-former co-worker (unless that place is pure corruption).

Neither of those mistakes come *close* to the level of mistakes your employer is making. Unless some VP+ levels come down on that HR lady, the supervisor and the crackhead shirt guy ASAP, you will fucking OWN them in court.

Discrimination, check
Hostile work environment, check
Fostering a hostile work environment, check

There were witnesses to crack-shirt's tirade, I assume? That implied threat is enough to get someone fired anywhere but a New York School District.

HR making excuses about the vandalism signals she's on the vandal's side. I would be tempted, as a boss, to fire her for that, or at least scare the shit out of her. I would be *HORRIFIED* if employees of mine acted the way your supervisors and HR dept have.

The one thing I agree with is blocking (temporarily) your e-mail, because I imagine they're all in agreement that should have been kept private and you should have lodged a complaint with HR about the abuse of policy. It *still* might not have worked, but in their drug-addled eyes it makes you a "participant" rather than a victim, and nothing scares liberals quite like victims who stand up for themselves.

The sad thing is that your bosses are now thinking of *you* as the one giving them heartburn, whereas it's actually the Lord of the Flies gang of lefties they're letting run wild.

I feel sorry for them because I know what it's like, but if they don't man up and do the right thing, I hope you kick their asses in court.

Because if they are *not* going to do the right thing, their lawyers are advising them now to fire you and settle out of court for wrongful dismissal, because it's cheaper than standing up to *actual* troublemakers.

Be glad it wasn't a woman wearing the shirt, or they'd just stamp the file "sexual harassment" and lock you out.

Posted by: Merovign

623 Ok, back, moving over to the ONT. Noticed someone here and on ONT asking about the original posting on how this all started, it can be found here:

http://tinyurl.com/7fa8wqw

Pretty much explains why and how I went off the deep end - lol.

As to the potential of a lawsuit, sure, it's there. But I'm not doing this for a lawsuit, I'm doing this because of the principle involved. Don't get me wrong, I am covering myself legally, spoken with a retired judge who's an old family friend, etc.

Basically his take is the more rope I can give them to hang themselves with, the better. So I'll keep "playing the game" for now and just see how deep the rabbit hole goes. If I get terminated, my first stop will be to a lawyer the judge recommended.

No worries folks, everything is being documented that can be, and I'm covering all the bases as best I can.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 05, 2012 10:13 PM (R5yLq)

Posted by: andycanuck at March 05, 2012 10:29 PM (6RnvM)

212 SOS just became my Big Damn Hero.

Posted by: Jaws at March 05, 2012 10:29 PM (A3yiq)

213
202 I keepforgetting that it'sSuper Tuesday tomorrow. I live in a rural area, I bet the voting booths will be empty. Which is good for me.
Posted by: ErikW at March 05, 2012 10:26 PM (RKOob)


I'm in a town in a rural area, and in November I waited about 20 minutes to vote because of the line backup for my side of town. The other parts of town and surrounding areas were basically "Just walk right through.

Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2012 10:29 PM (GULKT)

214 Woohoo! MS Notepad plain text does the trick!

Posted by: andycanuck at March 05, 2012 10:29 PM (6RnvM)

215 The idea that a company would ignore multiple death threats sent over corporate email ... strains credulity.

But this is HR, not "the company". There's a slim- miniscule, really- chance that these are not the cream of the crop.

Posted by: t-bird at March 05, 2012 10:30 PM (FcR7P)

216 SoS' story is fascinating. I have to admit, and I'm hesitant to say this, but I ... kinda don't believe it's real.

You haven't taken your meds today, have you, dear? Nobody. Nobody. Nobody could make that shit up. And SoS is one of us, baby, he's the real deal. Now, go, take your meds . . .

Posted by: Peaches at March 05, 2012 10:30 PM (BETpH)

217 That's right. You're Welcome!
Posted by: Scotty at March 05, 2012 10:16 PM (GULKT)

What is RF compatible glass? Does it mean it'll work as an antenna? I might get wood over that.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 05, 2012 10:30 PM (NVu2l)

218 P.S. Thanks for the SoS update, Oregon Muse.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 05, 2012 10:30 PM (6RnvM)

219 [having witnessed what Irish Rose did to the lizards
at LFG].



Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at March 05, 2012 10:28 PM (QTHTd)

Do tell. I was never involved in the LGF community even though I was registered so I was late-ish in noticing the giant meltdown that occured.

Posted by: Robert at March 05, 2012 10:31 PM (F79HU)

220 [having witnessed what Irish Rose did to the lizards at LFG].



Darn. I missed that. Must have been after my second banning.

Posted by: mama winger at March 05, 2012 10:31 PM (P6QsQ)

221 Now I feel bad for my skeptical nature. In my defense, I generally don't believe ... almost anything. So I apologize for voicing my skepticism. It's a really cool story even if it's not true.

Posted by: Clubber Lang at March 05, 2012 10:24 PM (ZPrif)


It's good to be skeptical, as long as you're not *actually* a dickbag, and you're not being one.

It could all be a huge prank.

But I will tell you, I have seen dumber behavior on the part of managers/HR - it's just rare because people usually don't make those mistakes twice - though there is a security company that will remain unnamed that has an effective policy of paying off every wrongful termination suit, no matter how ridiculous. Pisses off long-term employees to no end.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 05, 2012 10:31 PM (bxiXv)

222 " Irish Rose did to the lizards at LFG"

Is there a readers digest version? I used to hang out there in 2004, then came back one day and tried to figure out "WTF is going on here?"

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 05, 2012 10:32 PM (Why44)

223 But I'm not doing this for a lawsuit, I'm doing this because of the principle involved.

But aren't lawsuits and sweet, sweet cash the entire principle behind these rules?

Posted by: t-bird at March 05, 2012 10:32 PM (FcR7P)

224 Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2012 10:14 PM (GULKT) Seriously? I need some attention...
Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch at March 05, 2012 10:28 PM (otfJ1)


I think you might have missed what part of the body Peaches referenced and I said would be getting that other 4 letter word. Unless you're into that sort of thing. NTTAWWT.

Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2012 10:32 PM (GULKT)

225 Oh. My. Word.


SOS-you are my hero. I just read everything, and I am amazed at what your HR tried, and really want to kick the Che wannabee in the nads. But I don't think he has any.

Prayers for you during all of this. Document everything. Keep your nose clean. No girlie bars for a while, because they will try to make your personal life your work life, because that's how these scumbags roll. And thanks, for being Breitbart. You may fundamentally change your company . What an impact you have made!!!!



Hey Peaches, if you want architecture-go to Prague. Warsaw is still Communist bloc chic, although Krakow is beautiful. Plus, with Krakow, you can make it to Auschwitz, which is a must see. Puts a lot of things in perspective. And is what SOS's attackers would love to do to us.

Posted by: moki at March 05, 2012 10:33 PM (dZmFh)

226 "Kewl. And, you know what? God bless her for being on your side. It might
end up costing her her job, but she sounds like very good people."

Well I'm talking to the judge tonight about making sure she's covered as much as possible, she has offered to do a lot more but I want her involvement to be as close to nothing as humanly possible. She doesn't need to put her head on the chopping block here at all, whatever happens to me is fine. She's got kids to feed.


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 05, 2012 10:33 PM (R5yLq)

227 All of my responses were scrunched up together but...

SOS, you're my hero. You rock. I wish I had your courage.

Spanky boys? Mmmmm.

Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch at March 05, 2012 10:34 PM (otfJ1)

228 But I'm not doing this for a lawsuit, I'm doing this because of the principle involved.

That's the one thing that makes me nervous about your whole sordid experience, SoS. If they start talking dollars, you want to get that shit right up into the stratosphere. Show no mercy. WWBD? (y'all know what I mean by that, right?)

Posted by: Peaches at March 05, 2012 10:34 PM (BETpH)

229 I always thought the Miura Fold was the formal name of the spot on a woman where the butt meets the thigh: the Bu-thigh.

Posted by: runninrebel at March 05, 2012 10:34 PM (N/1Dm)

230 Already covered, my supervisor got a copy of my file from HR this morning, her thinking was she wanted to be able to prove that up to this point I've never had a single reprimand or complaint,
------
That's great if your supervisor is watching your back. So who was the dickwad who sent the email? Was it her supervisor or someone lateral or what?

Posted by: Y-not at March 05, 2012 10:34 PM (5H6zj)

231 Iowa Hawk called my attention to the following tweet:

https://mobile.twitter.com/RobertGBeckel/status/176870120180822018

@seanhannity Obama is the greatest economic pres in history

AceofSpadesHQ

(Hat tip: https://twitter.com/#!/iowahawkblog/status/176871067065917440 )

Posted by: DavidR at March 05, 2012 10:35 PM (myanI)

232 The HR department where I work (government) is full of mental defectives who can't read policy correctly. I believe SoS completely.

Posted by: mpfs, WeAreBREITBART! at March 05, 2012 10:35 PM (TlwCF)

233 WWBD?
--------

We Want Big Dollars...?????


(I kid, I kid)

Posted by: fixerupper at March 05, 2012 10:35 PM (ffV1/)

234
SoS, great story. Don't let the fuckers get you down.
DC in Towson, are you actually in Towson? If soI can see you from my front window. We need to do a moron meetup...

Posted by: Hedgehog at March 05, 2012 10:35 PM (3jGS1)

235 I am not confused, buzzion.

Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch at March 05, 2012 10:36 PM (otfJ1)

236 "That's great if your supervisor is watching your back. So who was the
dickwad who sent the email? Was it her supervisor or someone lateral or
what?"

The guy that sent the email was the supervisor of the Che-T shirt kid. Basically he's on the same level as my sup, were on different teams but have the same job function.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 05, 2012 10:36 PM (R5yLq)

237 I'm in a town in a rural area, and in November I waited about 20 minutes to vote because of the line backup for my side of town. The other parts of town and surrounding areas were basically "Just walk right through.

Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2012 10:29 PM (GULKT)

I'll hit it up mid morning. There are two precincts in my township, one is the town and one is the country where I am.

I'm lucky I guess, I've never waited more than a couple minutes.

Posted by: ErikW at March 05, 2012 10:37 PM (RKOob)

238 SoS, great story. Don't let the fuckers get you down.
DC in Towson, are you actually in Towson? If soI can see you from my front window. We need to do a moron meetup...

Posted by: Hedgehog

Dc in Towsom maybe you should close your curtains IYKWIM

Posted by: mpfs, WeAreBREITBART! at March 05, 2012 10:37 PM (TlwCF)

239 Must have been after my second banning.
Posted by: mama winger

Still making your "special" pizza mama winger?!

Posted by: bibi's boobs destroy at March 05, 2012 10:37 PM (zup1l)

240 I'll tell you WBWD, Peaches, is send in a f*cking film crew to destroy Che and his HR sycophants, post the video, and have them on the defensive before he was out of the parking lot.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at March 05, 2012 10:38 PM (1zwZo)

241 Now I feel bad for my skeptical nature. In my defense, I generally don't believe ... almost anything. So I apologize for voicing my skepticism. It's a really cool story even if it's not true.

Posted by: Clubber Lang at March 05, 2012 10:24 PM (ZPrif)


Good on ya.

You and she seem to have found a friend. I have lost track of way too many good people I worked with.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 05, 2012 10:38 PM (bxiXv)

242
235 I am not confused, buzzion.
Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch at March 05, 2012 10:36 PM (otfJ1)



Kinky

Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2012 10:38 PM (GULKT)

243 I'm just glad StuckOnStupid is on our team

Posted by: chemjeff at March 05, 2012 10:39 PM (7FadD)

244 On the Irish Rose, not to be confused with Roses of the table9chat: http://tinyurl.com/7q86bgo. The short version is, if someone says "I'm a little short for cash and my kid is deployed overseas, woe is me". . . you may or may not, actually, get your money back; you may or may not, actually, even get a thank-you back.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at March 05, 2012 10:39 PM (QTHTd)

245 the sad part is, in an age of 15+% real unemployment, idiots like SOS's HR director still have jobs

Posted by: chemjeff at March 05, 2012 10:40 PM (7FadD)

246 Good on ya.

You and she seem to have found a friend. I have lost track of way too many good people I worked with.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 05, 2012 10:38 PM (bxiXv)


That made no sense, because for some reason the cut of SOS talking about his supervisor didn't "take" and I pasted the previous quote.

WTF?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 05, 2012 10:40 PM (bxiXv)

247 Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2012 10:38 PM (GULKT)
She's a very freaky girl. The kind you don't take home to mother.

On the flip-side, I respect protocol. You can take me home to mutha.

Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch at March 05, 2012 10:40 PM (otfJ1)

248 Fight the goo fight and open the floodgates that our
children might live free from these manipulative bullies.


Posted by: Shiggz RocketSurgeon at March 05, 2012 10:27 PM (RfvTE)

Exactly! That stuff can stain if you don't fight hard to keep it down.

Posted by: Sandy 'Semen Bucket' Fluke at March 05, 2012 10:40 PM (KI/Ch)

249 Dc in Towsom maybe you should close your curtains IYKWIM
Posted by: mpfs, WeAreBREITBART!

That reminds me, who's the 'Ron dammit!!!!

Posted by: bibi's boobs destroy at March 05, 2012 10:41 PM (zup1l)

250 If I had one fuckin' ounce of entrepreneurial spirit, I would already have WWBD t-shirts on Amazon, with a (way better than that one from last night) pic of our bro. Sadly, I don't.

Posted by: Peaches at March 05, 2012 10:41 PM (BETpH)

251 One of the things I most respected about Andrew Breitbart that when taking on mobs of bullies he was not a world class wordsmith and he would get visibly upset and sometimes trip over his words... but at that point like a lion chasing his prey he would round and leap back at them. not missing a beat.. because he knew there was meat there and it was his sooner or later. He only grew hungrier and relished the take down all the more the longer it took.

This is just a behavioral conditioning thing.. you know whos afraid of fights? People who get into one or two and lose... then they are afraid of every fight. You know who relishes fights? People who win often enough to only make them willing to risk losing and only making then crave that satisfaction of winning.

I predict that as soon as conservatives star winning more fights then they lose with the left, we wont have struggle under a blanket of fear or search for motivation and purpose.

Help give conservatives a taste of victory and we will never have to motivate them again. That's what the Tea Party began.. us asserting ourselves and winning. That's what made the left so enraged and afraid. Bullies hate when their prey starts organizing and standing up to them.

Posted by: Shiggz RocketSurgeon at March 05, 2012 10:41 PM (RfvTE)

252 If this were a free country HR would be 95% smaller across the board.

Posted by: runninrebel at March 05, 2012 10:41 PM (N/1Dm)

253 SoS, do you work at a middle school? Who sends death threats to a coworker? Who does that? You're handling it all so very well.

Posted by: kqb29 at March 05, 2012 10:41 PM (hW7/O)

254 Hey SOS:

I left a response in the other thread. Short story, watch your ass and don't count your chickens before they're hatched. I don't know what state you live in, or I could give you more specifics. Suffice to say, even though you're 100% in the right and you're handling everything in the best way possible, the way laws covering stuff like this are written general favors your libtard 'friends'.

I've been in and around the HR minefields and dealt with stuff like this a few time. Good luck and kudos for carrying around a set of balls like you've got without a wheelbarrow.

Posted by: Damiano at March 05, 2012 10:41 PM (A2+pr)

255 Still making your "special" pizza mama winger?!

Posted by: bibi's boobs destroy at March 05, 2012 10:37 PM


Hahaha! I had forgotten about that! lol

Posted by: mama winger at March 05, 2012 10:41 PM (P6QsQ)

256 Woohoo! MS Notepad plain text does the trick!

Yeah, that's what I shoulda used. But, no, like an idiot, I brought out the whole-hog MS Word and wound up having to delete a bunch of formatting crapola. And even then the spacing wasn't right.

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 05, 2012 10:41 PM (GLzKw)

257 232 The HR department where I work (government) is full of mental defectives who can't read policy correctly. I believe SoS completely.
Posted by: mpfs, WeAreBREITBART! at March 05, 2012 10:35 PM (TlwCF)


In this day and age, I can't afford to assume supidity over malice when it comes to lefties.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 05, 2012 10:41 PM (bxiXv)

258
Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch at March 05, 2012 10:40 PM (otfJ1)


And I see that you even mention being hetero-kinky on your blog.

Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2012 10:42 PM (GULKT)

259 I wasn't able to post last week but I am so f'in saddened by Breitbart's demise. I don't want to sink into the conspiracy crap but, damn... he was so f'in young...

Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch at March 05, 2012 10:44 PM (otfJ1)

260 So, whats the sluttiest thing you've ever done?

Posted by: Sandra Slut at March 05, 2012 10:44 PM (xXhWA)

261 Sorry, my friends, the RINOs have won. Romney is obviously going to be the GOP nominee. If Santorum or Newt had the horses to win, they'd have exhibited a lot more strength than they've shown so far. C'est fini, c'est tout.

As I pointed out a few weeks back, Romney's victory is really a reflection on the fundamental weaknesses of his opponents not his own strengths, but you know what? In the land of the quadraplegics, the one-legged man is king. At least the establishment RINOs ended up supporting the man they torpedoed 4 years ago.

But Romney had one key advantage over Gingrich and Santorum (Paul isn't really Republican, although his relative success strengthens this point) that is often overlooked. He's run a national campaign before. Since 1952, only 2 GOP nominees have won that never ran nationally before: Barry Goldwater and George W. Bush. And Bush was running just 7 years after his Dad's 3d consecutive national campaign (1980, 1984, and 198, and thus simply stepped into the old man's shoes, inheriting his cadre of supporters and contacts. So Goldwater was really the only one to legitimately hack a path to the nomination on his first try.

If Newt had pulled the trigger 4 years ago, he might have avoided, ohhhhh, 50% of the unforced errors he made this time, and won it easily on his second shot. But Newt stayed in his cozy thinktank offices, while Romney chewed the rubber chicken from Iowa to Pennsylvania. And made thousands of valuable contacts.

To summarize: it sure helps winning the nomination this time around, if you've had even a rudimentary trial run 4 years earlier.

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at March 05, 2012 10:44 PM (IojUD)

262 From College Politico regarding radical professional leftist agitator Sandra Fluksalot:

However, as I discovered today, birth control is not all that Ms. Fluke believes private health insurance must cover. She also, apparently, believes that it is discrimination deserving of legal action if “gender reassignment” surgeries are not covered by employer provided health insurance. She makes these views clear in an article she co-edited with Karen Hu in the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law.

The Aristocrats!



Posted by: CoolCzech at March 05, 2012 10:44 PM (niZvt)

263 Posted by: Hedgehog

Dc in Towsom maybe you should close your curtains IYKWIM
Posted by: mpfs, WeAreBREITBART! at March 05, 2012 10:37 PM (TlwCF) Allright morons, I meant that I could see Towson from my window, not intoa window ya sick bastards. Project much do you? Put down the telescope and get back to your keyboard moron....

Posted by: Hedgehog at March 05, 2012 10:45 PM (3jGS1)

264 *chuckles at Peaches*

I still like that picture

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 05, 2012 10:45 PM (Why44)

265 Good evening. I would like to withdraw one of my whines from earlier this year wherein I complained that the early state primaries typically cheat me out of having a voice in the national election. Apparently the MSM has kept things stirred up enough that the votes keep splitting in odd ways, so that someone as unlikely as Ron Paul is still in the race.

Off to the polls tomorrow. More for form than anything, I'll cast a vote and at least "be counted".

So you Mainiac, Hawkeye, etc Republican morons have my apology and thanks.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at March 05, 2012 10:45 PM (7yvLv)

266 260 So, whats the sluttiest thing you've ever done?
Posted by: Sandra Slut at March 05, 2012 10:44 PM (xXhWA)


Well... YOU.

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 05, 2012 10:45 PM (niZvt)

267 Merovign,

I can confirm they are stupid in my HR. They picked a bad week to stop sniffing glue in my opinion.

Posted by: mpfs, WeAreBREITBART! at March 05, 2012 10:46 PM (TlwCF)

268 Hi all. I just want to say I love everyone here and that well... You all are awesome.

Life is beautiful yet sad however, hope indeed springs eternal through the friendly bonds of this here blog.

Last week the crushing news of AB's death stunned me and the stress of the corporate grind and projects placed menin a depressive state.

I called upon God for a reprieve and he said continue on and keep moving forward as your fears are really gifts.

For those who are so tired from the grind that they can't even lift their arms, keep going and stay strong because we hang together and this is our destiny to speak the truth and to do good and be of good cheer.

Thanks for listening.

Posted by: Jornolist at March 05, 2012 10:46 PM (AxBnm)

269 This generation of lefties is weaker then the last but they are more numerous and entirely unencumbered by the burden of cognitive dissonance.

Malice or stupidity they are dangerous because they know is how to play the game. That's all you need to know.

I have taken down more then a few militant lefties that according to PC rules I should have lost to. You do it by outsmarting and outplanning them. Patience to wait until you have them like a fish on a hook.

Use their own words against them. Use their own language and values against them. Be the first one to go to the authorities.

Posted by: Shiggz RocketSurgeon at March 05, 2012 10:46 PM (RfvTE)

270 I am so amazed at SoS's story and his awesome actions. And agree with others who have said that he should change his nic to something more representative like "big brass balls" or "supreme overlord status"

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at March 05, 2012 10:46 PM (RZ8pf)

271 Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2012 10:42 PM (GULKT)

Indeed. However, I'm seeking a gomerment job. I don't see many posts forthcoming there. I think I may have to abandon politics there (facebook issues). I need a new moniker.

Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch at March 05, 2012 10:47 PM (otfJ1)

272 Hedgehog,

I'm a moronette, Do you really want me to stop peeking in your window?

Posted by: mpfs, WeAreBREITBART! at March 05, 2012 10:47 PM (TlwCF)

273 Amy Carter and that Chelsea Clinton are uglier than a hatful of assholes.
I apologize to all hatfuls of assholes.

Posted by: Mr. Wonderful at March 05, 2012 10:47 PM (z8HSj)

274 speaking of macho morons, have we been told whose pecs were gracing the ONT the other night? My guess was navycopjoe.

Posted by: Y-not at March 05, 2012 10:48 PM (5H6zj)

275 253 SoS, do you work at a middle school? Who sends death threats to a coworker? Who does that? You're handling it all so very well.
Posted by: kqb29 at March 05, 2012 10:41 PM (hW7/O)


Isn't it odd? I'm trying to think of somewhere I worked where Cheboy would not have been walked off within *hours* of his lunchtime conversation today.

Just *approaching* the other party in an HR dispute while it's active is grounds for a bitch-slap, approaching in a hostile way an epic bitch-slap, and even an *implied* threat and I would eject your ass with a fucking trebuchet.

One more thing for SOS - I don't think this is time for the Breitbart Dribble - I think holding back the work-email death threats was a good political strategy but a terrible work strategy. I would let them have it as I got it (but definitely make offsite copies WITH HEADERS if possible - evidence the deleted things from the server before a court case means they might as well just give you their house and car keys on the spot).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 05, 2012 10:48 PM (bxiXv)

276
Somebody knocked on my door but I refused to answer it - just squawked, What?!

All i could understand was that it about saving taxes ....junk food. I guess they want to tax junk food and that's suppose to save taxes. Bwahhhhh!

I need to build a barrier so people don't come to my front door. I have a feeling it is going to get a lot worse.

Posted by: mike at March 05, 2012 10:48 PM (WHwZF)

277 Yes definitely make copies and store them off site.

Posted by: Shiggz RocketSurgeon at March 05, 2012 10:49 PM (RfvTE)

278 I really like corn. If they would end these evil ethanol subsidies, perhaps more of the frozen crap I eat at night would have lovely corn instead of those fuckin' evil green beans. That would make me happy . . .

Posted by: Peaches at March 05, 2012 10:49 PM (BETpH)

279 I didn't use Word, Oregon Muse, but the other day I cut and pasted some text directly from another blog that looked fine in the comments window but printed all the formatting crap along with the text too so it's Notepad for me from now on.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 05, 2012 10:49 PM (6RnvM)

280 274
speaking of macho morons, have we been told whose pecs were gracing the ONT the other night? My guess was navycopjoe.

Posted by: Y-not at March 05, 2012 10:48 PM (5H6zj)
That's who I thought it was,too. I'm still waiting for the confession. I missed the post that night but saw it the next day. That was a FINE specimen of moron.

Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch at March 05, 2012 10:50 PM (otfJ1)

281 272Hedgehog,

I'm a moronette, Do you really want me to stop peeking in your window?
Posted by: mpfs, WeAreBREITBART! at March 05, 2012 10:47 PM (TlwCF)


I don't mind but the wife may have something to say about it :-)

Posted by: Hedgehog at March 05, 2012 10:50 PM (3jGS1)

282 274 speaking of macho morons, have we been told whose pecs were gracing the ONT the other night? My guess was navycopjoe.
Posted by: Y-not at March 05, 2012 10:48 PM (5H6zj)


You really don't think it was Kratos getting ready to scale Mount Olympus, huh?

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 05, 2012 10:50 PM (niZvt)

283 "Use their own words against them. Use their own language and values against them. Be the first one to go to the authorities."

Just the other day, I said to a guy who was wearing a Che T-shirt: "You've got guts wearing that Che T-shirt. Considering the thousands of homosexuals he helped Cuba round up and execute, not many people would have the guts to wear such an anti-gay T-shirt these days."

Posted by: DavidR at March 05, 2012 10:50 PM (myanI)

284 I've thought about building a barrier around my house. Couldn't decide what to go with, alligator filled moat, machine gun turrets, or spiked fence posts.

Tangentially, I love the home security commercial with the panther. Maybe a roaming group of panthers is a good barrier.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at March 05, 2012 10:51 PM (RZ8pf)

285 entirely unencumbered by the burden of cognitive dissonance.

Well said.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at March 05, 2012 10:51 PM (7yvLv)

286 >>>I need to build a barrier so people don't come to my front door.


Try an eight foot wall and a 110lb German Shepherd.

Works like a charm.

Posted by: runninrebel at March 05, 2012 10:51 PM (N/1Dm)

287 @DavidR

Yep thats the ticket. Thats exactly how to do win this thing.

Posted by: Shiggz RocketSurgeon at March 05, 2012 10:52 PM (RfvTE)

288 For those who are so tired from the grind that they
can't even lift their arms, keep going and stay strong because we hang
together and this is our destiny to speak the truth and to do good and
be of good cheer.



Thanks for listening.

Posted by: Jornolist at March 05, 2012 10:46 PM (AxBnm)

I hear ya, J. I am so tired of the fuckin' firmatorium, I keep hoping the whole thing will just implode and I can get back on the sweet, sweet bammy-bucks. Love you, man, hang in there and I will too, okay?

Posted by: Peaches at March 05, 2012 10:52 PM (BETpH)

289
To summarize: it sure helps winning the nomination this time around, if you've had even a rudimentary trial run 4 years earlier.

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at March 05, 2012 10:44 PM (IojUD)


A salient point. Even Ronald Reagan was not successful the first time he ran for president.

Posted by: Warthog at March 05, 2012 10:53 PM (ZL8Ru)

290 "It may come close enough to Earth in 2040 that some researchers are calling for a discussion about how to deflect it."

Fuck deflecting it. Just detonate a huge nuclear bomb next to it and blow it to smithereens. And for those who think that's not a good thing to do, what would stand a chance of surviving more? One BIG rock, with a lot of mass, or a whole bunch of small rocks, with much less mass each?

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at March 05, 2012 10:53 PM (TsNVA)

291 I never got to meet AB but I feel privileged to have had him on our side. Today I walk a little taller and hold my head higher because of his contribution. If he could do it, so can I. I won't back down again for what I think is right just because it might upset someone's "feelings." Those days are over.

You either want to be my friend or not. If you choose not then it's your loss.

Posted by: mpfs, WeAreBREITBART! at March 05, 2012 10:53 PM (TlwCF)

292 284 I've thought about building a barrier around my house. Couldn't decide what to go with, alligator filled moat, machine gun turrets, or spiked fence posts.

Tangentially, I love the home security commercial with the panther. Maybe a roaming group of panthers is a good barrier.
Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at March 05, 2012 10:51 PM (RZ8pf)


A few dead hookers in the front yard solved my Jehova's Witnesses problem.

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 05, 2012 10:54 PM (niZvt)

293 not intoa window ya sick bastards

Awww. robtr will be so disappointed in you. He spends lots of time peeking in PGIS's windows.

PGIS, do you ever bring him hot cocoa when its cold and rainy?

Posted by: bibi's boobs destroy at March 05, 2012 10:54 PM (zup1l)

294 In the land of the quadriplegics, the one-legged man is king.
That's an awful thing to say.

Posted by: BOB nose-typing at March 05, 2012 10:54 PM (6RnvM)

295 Posted by: CoolCzech at March 05, 2012 10:50 PM (niZvt)

Um, no, but thanks for suggesting that I'm at least half-way attractive.

Alright, if you want a pic of me - feast your eyes on this! Enjoy!

http://tinyurl.com/yd7j99o

You brought this on yourself, .

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 05, 2012 10:54 PM (UR5vq)

296 I've thought about building a barrier around my
house. Couldn't decide what to go with, alligator filled moat, machine
gun turrets, or spiked fence posts.
Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle


I'd go with some quadra copters launched automatically by your security system. Video a must.

Speakers hidden in the trees should warn off the accidental visitors.

Then it's up to your pack of slightly stared, vicious dogs...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 05, 2012 10:55 PM (dxTxt)

297 Try an eight foot wall and a 110lb German Shepherd.

Works like a charm.
Posted by: runninrebel at March 05, 2012 10:51 PM (N/1Dm)


Or, even better, and eight foot German Shepherd.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 05, 2012 10:55 PM (bxiXv)

298 Mea culpa to the horde, as I won't be voting tomorrow...the demands of work and weekends prevented me from learning about my local candidates (my fault), and then I've found I need to be in occupied Chicago again tomorrow, so no voting for me. I'm disappointed that I did not take the time to get to know my local candidates, but not so much that I don't get to cast a vote in the presidential primary. I've been consistent in saying that I'll vote for stagnant stumpwater since 2010, and I will hold to it.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN loves Breitbart at March 05, 2012 10:56 PM (lJJMb)

299 I need to build a barrier so people don't come to my front door. I have a feeling it is going to get a lot worse.
Posted by: mike at March 05, 2012 10:48 PM (WHwZF)

Caltrops got me in legal trouble. The tiger trap has worked flawlessly. Just leave them down there until they are too weak to fight.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 05, 2012 10:56 PM (NVu2l)

300 bebe, no but sometimes I leave a thermos of coffee out and one of those crinkly silver space blankets.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at March 05, 2012 10:57 PM (RZ8pf)

301 *sighs*

Ok, here is the discussion I had with Sweasel over fish and chips.

The RINOs haven't won. The reason that we have the "next in line" candidates this cycle is because we just won significant control over the party in 2010. The good ones are all seasoning right now. Unlike the Dems, we actually give a damn about competence, so we would not support someone like Rubio running. He know it too, which is why he wisely is staying in the Senate and building up credibility.

Our conservative bench was horribly thin, which is why we had to primary so many of the old guard.

The true super star conservative will step up in 2020 after Mitt's second term. Although I do think it is likely Mitt will be a one termer. The necessary changes that have to occur will be painful and he will get blamed for them.

Meaning someone like Rubio will need to beat down the latest Dem "bread and circuses" candidate in 2020.

This is very similar to what has been going on in the judiciary, where they have been building strong constitutionalists for 20 years. You didn't get a Roberts and an Alito by accident.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 05, 2012 10:57 PM (Why44)

302 Maybe a roaming group of panthers is a good barrier.
It is at polling stations, bitch. (And 'hi', brother Eric, if you're reading this.)

Posted by: Black Panthers at March 05, 2012 10:57 PM (6RnvM)

303 @295: I assume you jest, Kratos.

BTW, that chick appears to be practicing - not unreasonably - the aspirin between the knees form of contraception...

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 05, 2012 10:57 PM (niZvt)

304 Overnight Open Thread (2-5-2012)


Uh, was there a rift in the space-time continuum? This is March, right? I mean I know I'm a moron.....

Posted by: NC Ref at March 05, 2012 10:57 PM (/izg2)

305 Henceforth, and forever after, it would behoove every Moron, when presented with something other than boobehs, bacon, red meat or donuts, to ask "What Would Breitbart Do?" and proceed accordingly. We owe him nothing less.

Posted by: Peaches at March 05, 2012 10:57 PM (BETpH)

306 You really don't think it was Kratos getting ready to scale Mount Olympus, huh?

Kratos is a fellow soulless ginger. That pic was NOT a ginger.

Posted by: bibi's boobs destroy at March 05, 2012 10:58 PM (zup1l)

307 "Posted by: DavidR at March 05, 2012 10:50 PM (myanI)"

this is a yes and no tactic for me. While I like turning the tables on the Left and labeling their beliefs as religion or dogmas, doing something like that with Che would ignore the best case against him, namely that the most idealistic utopians can be some of the most evil people on the planet. and that it is because that leveling, egalitarian-at-all-costs ideology in and of itself that is evil, rather than them "going wrong" somewhere.

for snark points though, yeah, it's fun.

Posted by: Pedant at March 05, 2012 10:58 PM (8HhF2)

308 Hmm ...140 meter asteroid.

Ok...well the one that took out the dinosaurs was 6km, so doing the math thats about....um... well ok its a frigging shitload bigger.

sooo, if we could steer the much smaller 140 meter one to impact....well lets say the middle east, I would finally have my islamic exterminating mass driver, and our part of the planet will probably skate by.

Hmm well the rest of the planet may not do as well, but that's nothing a few dozen more United States of Earth flags wouldn't handle...

and....

Oh shit...... was I thinking out loud??

Posted by: Berserker at March 05, 2012 10:59 PM (FMbng)

309 I've thought about building a barrier around my house. Couldn't decide what to go with, alligator filled moat, machine gun turrets, or spiked fence posts.

Bars of soap?

Posted by: t-bird at March 05, 2012 10:59 PM (FcR7P)

310 >>>DC in Towson, are you actually in Towson? If soI can see you from my front window. We need to do a moron meetup...

Towson, MD? I can almost see both of ya Morons from my window at work (Hunt Valley).

Posted by: Ian S. at March 05, 2012 10:59 PM (Lpdzt)

311 The true super star conservative will step up in
2020 after Mitt's second term. Although I do think it is likely Mitt
will be a one termer. The necessary changes that have to occur will be
painful and he will get blamed for themPosted by: Dave in Fla


Again for the peanut gallery, Romney's worst SCOTUS pick will be leagues better than Obama's best.

If that isn't enough, does anyone here think Romney would continue this course of managed decline. Anyone doubt that he would light a fucking fire under this economy?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 05, 2012 10:59 PM (dxTxt)

312 Towson, MD? I can almost see both of ya Morons from my window at work (Hunt Valley).
Posted by: Ian S. at March 05, 2012 10:59 PM (Lpdzt)



Well there ya go. Greene Turtle it is...

Posted by: Hedgehog at March 05, 2012 11:00 PM (3jGS1)

313
Nonsense. A logically placed minefield solves a multitude of problems. A small, discreet warning sign is all that's needed.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 05, 2012 11:00 PM (SAMxH)

314 My son told me a goofy chemistry joke. Two scientists walked into a bar, one asked for H20, the 2nd asked for H2O2, took a swig and dropped dead.

High brow playground humor these days I guess.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at March 05, 2012 11:01 PM (RZ8pf)

315
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 05, 2012 10:54 PM (UR5vq)



Hey Kratos, how go you PC upgrade attempts to be able to play the ME series?


I got notice thisweekend that my copy of ME3 has shipped. And what's really funny is that it had shipped out of Columbus, Ohio. Currently it is up in Michigan according to the USPS. Oh yeah, I'm basically West by Northwest of Columbus near the Indiana border. So that's a fucked up route.


I'm watching it because Best Buy apparently didn't know of the existence of my street or PO Box and the information on the shipping company they use only lists my town, not my name, or addressso that does not have me exactly confident.

Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2012 11:01 PM (GULKT)

316 I have so missed y'all. I have to say that I am a little bit happy that politics are not allowed at work (aside from vehicles). The Commander-in-Chief is campaigning so his picture can't be seen in the office. I'm not sure why GWB isn't the last C-i-C shown but I love showing up at work to Ronnie's visage beaming down upon me every day. I say, "God bless you, Ronald Reagan" every morning.

Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch - I am Breitbart at March 05, 2012 11:01 PM (otfJ1)

317 304 Overnight Open Thread (2-5-2012)


Uh, was there a rift in the space-time continuum? This is March, right? I mean I know I'm a moron.....
Posted by: NC Ref at March 05, 2012 10:57 PM (/izg2)

That's funny... I had a strange sense of Deja vu reading that...

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 05, 2012 11:01 PM (niZvt)

318 "One more thing for SOS - I don't think this is time for the Breitbart
Dribble - I think holding back the work-email death threats was a good
political strategy but a terrible work strategy."

Well they can't ding me for it at all - actually I only held them back till I got back to my workstation so I could forward them via email, I just didn't mention them in the meeting with HR for a reason. She had brushed off the death threats I got in the home email account so quickly I wanted a record of her doing the same with the ones I got at work. So by forwarding her the emails as soon as I got to my desk and forcing her to respond via email, I know have a written record of it rather than just she and I sitting in her office and having her tell her about the emails.

So now it's all documented, that she has seen the threats and chosen not to act, at least for now. I'll send a follow up email tomorrow and see if I can get "HR Guidelines" on what does or does not constitute a credible death threat.

Or as grandpappy used to say, I might have been born in the morning, but it wasn't yesterday morning.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 05, 2012 11:01 PM (R5yLq)

319 Anyone doubt that he would light a fucking fire under this economy?


Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 05, 2012 10:59 PM




Not if it's in his hair.

Posted by: mama winger at March 05, 2012 11:02 PM (P6QsQ)

320 I had to look that one up PGiS. LOL

Posted by: mpfs, WeAreBREITBART! at March 05, 2012 11:03 PM (TlwCF)

321 Bob Dole wants his boner pill for free. It's a Bob Dole health issue, damnit!

Posted by: Bob Dole at March 05, 2012 11:03 PM (niZvt)

322 Anyone doubt that he would light a fucking fire under this economy?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 05, 2012 10:59 PM (dxTxt)


(raises hand)

Mind you, not only would he be better than Obumbles, he might even be better than GW, who did well at first and stumbled at the end.

But even if he was the *same* as Bush the Younger, he would still be better than Obumbles.

I'm not sure he will put the brakes on the All-Powerful State movement that now runs the bureaucracy.

And no, Paul wouldn't either, because he's an ineffectual douche no matter what he says.

Romney/Gingrich would make me laugh so much - never happen, but imagine the Press Corps being referred to Newt.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 05, 2012 11:04 PM (bxiXv)

323 305
Henceforth, and forever after, it would behoove every Moron, when
presented with something other than boobehs, bacon, red meat or donuts,
to ask "What Would Breitbart Do?" and proceed accordingly. We owe him
nothing less.


Posted by: Peaches at March 05, 2012 10:57 PM (BETpH)

Or, when confronted by LSM questions, ask, "So?" (ref: Stacy McCain, I'll try to find the link but... I might have had a martini or two.)

Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch - I am Breitbart at March 05, 2012 11:04 PM (otfJ1)

324 "Two scientists walked into a bar, one asked for H20, the 2nd asked for H2O2, took a swig and dropped dead."

LOL, that's pretty funny

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 05, 2012 11:04 PM (Why44)

325 My daughter's probable future spouse (sigh) is a union-member school teacher in Chicago. Nice enough guy. She brought him home to meet Mrs L Rob and me. Apparently (I found out after the fact from one of the other kids), the daughter warned him well ahead of time that arguing leftist politics with me is generally a losing proposition.

He only slipped once, loudly expressing outrage that Jay Leno, on a program other than his own, was wearing an American flag lapel pin. Just as he said it, he got up and left the room. Pussy.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at March 05, 2012 11:04 PM (7yvLv)

326 mpfs, I did too. But I was relieved it wasn't the usual poop/fart/crap humor that seems to enthrall 10 year old boys.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at March 05, 2012 11:05 PM (RZ8pf)

327 >>>If that isn't enough, does anyone here think Romney would continue this course of managed decline. Anyone doubt that he would light a fucking fire under this economy?

Unfortunately, I sincerely believe that the answer is yes. Sure, I expect that some of the more egregious stuff will go away so that he and the RINO leadership can put on a good show for a few months. Otherwise, I have more faith in Boehner to accomplish something.*

*for the record, I have more faith in the miraculous healing and fuel powers of pod scum than Boehner.

Posted by: Damiano at March 05, 2012 11:05 PM (A2+pr)

328 the 2nd asked for H2O2

That's just hydrogen peroxide, isn't it?

Posted by: t-bird at March 05, 2012 11:05 PM (FcR7P)

329 Blacque Jacque: Here's why you don't want to blow it up. Pretend I'm going to shoot at you from a moderate distance. Would you rather I use a pistol or a shotgun? The pistol's either going to hit you or miss (and given my vision, probably miss). But you might well take some pellets if I use the shotgun. Better to leave the bullet intact and make sure it misses.

Posted by: Trimegistus at March 05, 2012 11:07 PM (8+t26)

330 Or as grandpappy used to say, I might have been born in the morning, but it wasn't yesterday morning.
Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 05, 2012 11:01 PM (R5yLq)


I just want to make sure you don't hold anything back long enough for Cheboy to build a narrative, like his lunchtime confrontation. You *know* he and his buddies have rewritten that in their heads.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 05, 2012 11:07 PM (bxiXv)

331 >>>>I need to build a barrier so people don't come to my front door. I have a feeling it is going to get a lot worse.

You also need a reputation. My neighbors are 90% idiots leftists and while they also have walls and iron gates (and some have big dogs too), they are otherwise completely unprepared and it is known by all that they are unarmed and pacifistic. Their gardeners know it, so do their plumbers, etc., etc.

They all know me as the neighborhood 'Right Winger' who is well armed and defended. So, when the SHTF I'll have an added buffer of time to implement my POA because all the misfits and looters will be raiding my neighbors and avoiding me like the plague.

Posted by: runninrebel at March 05, 2012 11:07 PM (N/1Dm)

332 Bob Dole wants his boner pill for free. It's a Bob Dole health issue, damnit!

Amazon...Sugar...Pills (hits return)

Posted by: Libby Dole at March 05, 2012 11:08 PM (FcR7P)

333 So now it's all documented, that she has seen the threats and chosen not to act, at least for now. I'll send a follow up email tomorrow and see if I can get "HR Guidelines" on what does or does not constitute a credible death threat. Or as grandpappy used to say, I might have been born in the morning, but it wasn't yesterday morning.
Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 05, 2012 11:01 PM (R5yLq)


How about just a threat and not even a death threat? Because you know those e-mails coupled with the vandalism at your workspace sure seems like credible threats to me. I mean do they only respond to credible death threats and are normal threats tolerated?

Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2012 11:08 PM (GULKT)

334 Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2012 11:01 PM (GULKT)

Still waiting for the new power supply (550W) to come in. I waited a bit and checked around a lot just to make sure it doesn't fry my motherboard or do something else before I install it. Damn, I haven't been this excited since GoW3 came out (although GoW3 will always have a special place in my heart).

I also cannot wait to hear what you think of Mass Effect 3. I'll have to temper the urge to look at "Lets Plays" of that game before it's time, .

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 05, 2012 11:08 PM (UR5vq)

335 If that isn't enough, does anyone here think Romney
would continue this course of managed decline. Anyone doubt that he
would light a fucking fire under this economy?


Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 05, 2012 10:59 PM (dxTxt)


We can at least say that he won't be throwing billions down the Chevy Volt-hole any longer, though it appears Barry won't be either. What he will do is get out of the goddamned way, and let the producers and innovators do what they do. Do I love him? Never. Do I believe he knows that the government is not the economy? Yes. Good enough. If he's the nominee, let's roll. We're down one AB, so everyone else has to pitch in, full-on "Army of Davids" style. I have no idea how I can help, but I intend to figure it out.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN loves Breitbart at March 05, 2012 11:08 PM (lJJMb)

336 Time to disappear, everyone have a great night.

Ciao.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 05, 2012 11:09 PM (Why44)

337 it is hydrogen peroxide. but drinking hydrogen peroxide in certain concentrations isn't really advisable. I guess. But what do I know my only chemistry class involved me very dramatically setting the corkboard holding the test tubes for the experiment on fire, which then spread to the entire wood desk.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at March 05, 2012 11:09 PM (RZ8pf)

338 I'll vote for the Romster if his VP is Dennis Miller.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 05, 2012 11:09 PM (NVu2l)

339 Fuck deflecting it. Just detonate a huge nuclear bomb next to it and blow it to smithereens. And for those who think that's not a good thing to do, what would stand a chance of surviving more? One BIG rock, with a lot of mass, or a whole bunch of small rocks, with much less mass each?

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at March 05, 2012 10:53 PM (TsNVA)

It could be worse. The problem is that there is no way ofpredicting how it would break apart.
If the pieces were small, they might burn up. If they're big, that's bad news.

Posted by: ErikW at March 05, 2012 11:09 PM (RKOob)

340 SoS, two things: one, is your shop floor unionized? (I understand that OpSec may prevent you from answering)

and two: if you're ever anywhere near The Peoples' Republic of AnnArbor, I'll buy you not one, but two 40oz quarts of your favorite beer and all the White Castles you can eat. You, Sir are Kicking.Ass.

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 05, 2012 11:10 PM (JMmQ9)

341
Time for the old folk. I'm told a trip to the Smokehouse (local meat shop) is on for tomorrow.


Goodnight, good people.

Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 05, 2012 11:10 PM (SAMxH)

342 The economy is overdue for a rebound.. even an incompetent attempt by Romney the thing would comparatively burst forward. just like it did with Reagan after Carter. Of course the media will be plastered with stories of homeless nad complaints about 2$ gas which they seem to currently take see no evil speak no evil approach to.

Posted by: Shiggz RocketSurgeon at March 05, 2012 11:10 PM (RfvTE)

343
329 Blacque Jacque: Here's why you don't want to blow it up. Pretend I'm going to shoot at you from a moderate distance. Would you rather I use a pistol or a shotgun? The pistol's either going to hit you or miss (and given my vision, probably miss). But you might well take some pellets if I use the shotgun. Better to leave the bullet intact and make sure it misses.
Posted by: Trimegistus at March 05, 2012 11:07 PM (8+t26)



Ok but what if the bullets disintegrate as they travel towards you. Which do you want? The one big obect that will disintigrate slowly and still definitly be there to hit you. Or the many smaller objects that with their greater collective surface area should disappear faster and may not even hit you at all?

Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2012 11:11 PM (GULKT)

344 338I'll vote for the Romster if his VP is Dennis Miller.Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 05, 2012 11:09 PM (NVu2l) Shit I'll vote for Romney if his VP is Dennis the Menace. ABO, the marxist has to go!!!

Posted by: Hedgehog at March 05, 2012 11:11 PM (3jGS1)

345 He only slipped once, loudly expressing outrage that Jay Leno, on a program other than his own, was wearing an American flag lapel pin. Just as he said it, he got up and left the room. Pussy.
Posted by: L Rob in OK at March 05, 2012 11:04 PM (7yvLv)


Yeah, how *DARE* an American express fondness of America!

Doesn't sound like a "nice enough guy" to me, but I wasn't there.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 05, 2012 11:12 PM (bxiXv)

346 Actually I'd vote for Romney if his VP is Dennis Kucinich. This asshole Obama has to go!!!

Posted by: Hedgehog at March 05, 2012 11:12 PM (3jGS1)

347 I also cannot wait to hear what you think of Mass Effect 3. I'll have to temper the urge to look at "Lets Plays" of that game before it's time, .
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 05, 2012 11:08 PM (UR5vq)


I played the multiplayer on the Demo a bit yesterday and Saturday. I thought it was pretty good. Merovign would probably disagree with me but it is what it is. Wouldn't mind doing that with other morons.

Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2012 11:13 PM (GULKT)

348 Do I love him? Never. Do I believe he knows that the
government is not the economy? Yes. Good enough. If he's the nominee,
let's roll. We're down one AB, so everyone else has to pitch in, full-on
"Army of Davids" style. I have no idea how I can help, but I intend to
figure it out. Posted by: StPatrick


Like a endoscopy, no one's asking you to enjoy it.

Romney 2012: he'll be fine in the end.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 05, 2012 11:13 PM (dxTxt)

349 Dammit, I was hoping to get it on with Miranda before ME3 released. I need to get back to it.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 05, 2012 11:13 PM (Why44)

350 ""Of course the media will be plastered with stories of homeless nad
complaints about 2$ gas which they seem to currently take see no evil
speak no evil approach to.""

Oh they speak plenty of evil, they still blame bush, the tea party, and republicans in general, but yeah they sure don't see any evil. Nope, no clusterfuck sitting in the oval office right now.

Posted by: Berserker at March 05, 2012 11:14 PM (FMbng)

351 Juan looks like a gigantic sofa. I think that might be my cue to say goodnight.

Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch - I am Breitbart at March 05, 2012 11:14 PM (otfJ1)

352
346 Actually I'd vote for Romney if his VP is Dennis Kucinich. This asshole Obama has to go!!!
Posted by: Hedgehog at March 05, 2012 11:12 PM (3jGS1)



At least we'd get to see more of his wife.

Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2012 11:14 PM (GULKT)

353 Since the coal-powered Volt was mentioned...they are "suspending" production of the Volt for five weeks. 1,300 UAW (Usually Ain't Workin') will be on temporary lay-off.

So, exactly, how's that hope-n-change workin' out?

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 05, 2012 11:14 PM (JMmQ9)

354 Shit I'll vote for Romney if his VP is Dennis the Menace. ABO, the marxist has to go!!!
Posted by: Hedgehog at March 05, 2012 11:11 PM (3jGS1)

I was making a joke about the primary. Yeah, I'd vote for a rat in a cage with three coke feeders labled Yes, No, and Send It To Committee, before I'd vote for Zero.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 05, 2012 11:15 PM (NVu2l)

355 in certain concentrations isn't really advisable

Duh, my bad. I was thinking of the bottle under my sink which is, of course, diluted.

Oh well, I can always get a job in HR.

Posted by: t-bird at March 05, 2012 11:16 PM (FcR7P)

356 "I just want to make sure you don't hold anything back long enough for
Cheboy to build a narrative, like his lunchtime confrontation. You
*know* he and his buddies have rewritten that in their heads."

Lol.. ya, I know. I'm sure by now he's the epic liberal hero that really put that awful racist conservative in his place. But I figure at least he did it face to face, ok granted he needed two other guys there but it was face to face.
But I do know he didn't report it to HR - if he had I know I would have heard about it or been down there for yet another meeting/write up. My guess is the HR director figured she could pretty much just put an end to all of this by putting a good scare into me and making it all go away. Again this is just a gut reaction from her reactions both Friday and today, but I very much got the impression that her game plan was if she could give me a good scare I'd sit down and shut up and then the whole thing would be over.

Now that she realizes that isn't going to happen, well I think I blew most of her circuits today and she's taking some time to regroup. We'll see what happens from here.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 05, 2012 11:16 PM (R5yLq)

357
349 Dammit, I was hoping to get it on with Miranda before ME3 released. I need to get back to it.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 05, 2012 11:13 PM (Why44)


I think I've got a game with each female hookup to carry through for both the ME1 and ME2 characters. I've just got to make sure I finish the Shadowbroker and Arrival DLC's for any characters before I import them.

Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2012 11:16 PM (GULKT)

358 >>>>If that isn't enough, does anyone here think Romney would continue this
course of managed decline. Anyone doubt that he would light a fucking
fire under this economy?


In order the light a fire under this economy the next president would have to reverse the expansion of government in such a drastic way that it would create chaos in the short-term. Unemployment would sore as entire industries that only survive now because of regulations and subsidies would go under entirely.

He or she would also have to cut entitlement spending down to the point where many people would be cut off from the funds they currently live on. He would have to confront entrenched unions, corrupt politicians from both parties and at every level of government, he would have to overhaul the tax code, and do so many other things that simply aren't going to happen.

So...no, he won't do anything that will light a fire under the economy, particularly if that means avoiding DOOM.

Posted by: runninrebel at March 05, 2012 11:16 PM (N/1Dm)

359 Ok but what if the bullets disintegrate as they
travel towards you. Which do you want? The one big obect that will
disintigrate slowly and still definitly be there to hit you. Or the many
smaller objects that with their greater collective surface area should
disappear faster and may not even hit you at all?

Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2012 11:11 PM (GULKT)]/i]

Magic disintegrating bullets? That's absolutely fucking ridiculous.

Posted by: Hollywood at March 05, 2012 11:16 PM (lJJMb)

360 SOS, you certainly have the gift of knowing when to hold them and when to fold them. You would have made AB proud, sure made me take notice of what to do if faced with a similar situation.

Posted by: Gmac at March 05, 2012 11:16 PM (438y3)

361 Good night 'rons and 'ronettes. Godspeed AB...

Posted by: Hedgehog at March 05, 2012 11:16 PM (3jGS1)

362 'Night, all.

Posted by: Trimegistus at March 05, 2012 11:17 PM (8+t26)

363 Re: ME3

I was looking forward to it, but:

1) The EULA gives them permission to look at any file on your hard drive. They only let you opt out if you're in Germany. (There is an "opt out" but it only opts out of letting them share the info with other companies.)

That's absolute horseshit and I won't tolerate it.

Those of you buying it may want to look into "firewalling" the software to prevent it from going roaming in your shit. Something like Sandboxie.

2) Their boards are on fire because of leaked scripts indicating some very unpopular things about the game's ending. We won't know until players actually finish the game, but their silence is a little puzzling.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 05, 2012 11:17 PM (bxiXv)

364 SoS

I've read your journal of the Che No More saga

Your HR slug wasn't accompanied by someone from legal, that's either because she thought she could bully you into submission or she's a total idiot in over her head, and from the "higher ups don't need to be bothered about this" I'm assuming that she doesn't WANT them to know about it because they might shit a brick and maybe the dreaded brown box will be brought to HER desk.

Every organization has its tribes, and she's covering for Che T-shirt along with herself

If it were me, I'd retain the lawyer tomorrow and have the lawyer contact their legal dept. If you do not, then future litigation may be endangered because you didn't do it when the hostile work environment occurred. Once that happens, HR queen will be summoned along with her boss to meet with legal. She'll be told that she's not to have any further contact with you and any correspondence or discussion will be done through HR's boss and legal.

Do not do nothing, because HR queen is already looking for something to get you fired, perhaps even getting another of her clique to gin up some harassment or other charges against you. Taking legal action after that may be taken as retaliation

Posted by: kbdabear at March 05, 2012 11:17 PM (Y+DPZ)

365
353 Since the coal-powered Volt was mentioned...they are "suspending" production of the Volt for five weeks. 1,300 UAW (Usually Ain't Workin') will be on temporary lay-off. So, exactly, how's that hope-n-change workin' out?
Posted by: AltonJackson at March 05, 2012 11:14 PM (JMmQ9)


Did you hear why? Even though their sales in February have TRIPLED!!! from last year that puts them all the way up to 1000 Volts sold in February. They were planning on sales for the year to wind up at 45,000 Volts.

Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2012 11:18 PM (GULKT)

366 The problems we have are far bigger than Romney.

POTUS can't create jobs. Period. He could, theoretically, 'get out of the way', but that would require cooperation from Congress. At present, that's unlikely.

"Fixing" our problems would require POTUS and Congress together to come clean and admit that we're completely screwed and cut the bejeesus out of a ton of 'third-rail' programs.

The necessary measures would never be tolerated by the majority of American citizens and there is no one on the political radar with the chops to do it anyway and get enough of the public on board so as to not be immediately lynched.

So, we'll elect Romney and pretend that something was accomplished while we maintain the same course and speed toward DOOM.

Posted by: Damiano at March 05, 2012 11:20 PM (A2+pr)

367 harassment or other charges against you. Taking legal action after that may be taken as retaliation
Posted by: kbdabear at March 05, 2012 11:17 PM (Y+DPZ)

Word. In a bureaucratic slap fight, drawing first blood is required if you want to survive.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 05, 2012 11:20 PM (NVu2l)

368 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at March 05, 2012 11:22 PM (7W3wI)

369 Here's another touching story about AB:

MY WEEKLY DATE WITH A CONSERVATIVE

http://tinyurl.com/6reop6s

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 05, 2012 11:22 PM (UR5vq)

370 And it is time for bed formyself and Mrs. Crank.
Awesome props for SOS, keep fighting the good fight.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at March 05, 2012 11:23 PM (1zwZo)

371 I've thought about building a barrier around my house. Couldn't
decide what to go with, alligator filled moat, machine gun turrets, or
spiked fence posts.



Depends on what you want to be looking at in a couple of days. Skeletons on the ground, propped impalees on the fence, or reptile feces.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 05, 2012 11:23 PM (kaalw)

372 "H202" / H2O too ..... quite droll, or acerbic, or something. I'll save this one for later ...

Posted by: Arbalest at March 05, 2012 11:23 PM (+gcxG)

373 Gah, Steevy. Can't believe I missed that. Mea culpa.

Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch - I am Breitbart at March 05, 2012 11:24 PM (otfJ1)

374 Magic disintegrating bullets? That's absolutely fucking ridiculous.


Posted by: Hollywood

Yeah, that's as ludicrous as a bullet being able to hit another bullet in flight!

Posted by: the MFM at March 05, 2012 11:24 PM (6RnvM)

375 fucking Groundhog Day, I thought February was over

Posted by: The Dude at March 05, 2012 11:24 PM (M8yfa)

376 the Volt sales are mostly "channel-stuffing"; selling the "Splode-O-Matics to dealers, through coercion (Telling the dealers that if they want any other vehicles, they need to buy two or three Volts)

I saw the other day (@Vodkapundit?) that in February, there were only 1500 Volts and Nissan Leafs sold combined. The Volt pipeline is full, hence the lay-offs

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 05, 2012 11:24 PM (JMmQ9)

377 I hate it but I'm going to have to call it a night. Buenos noches, 'rons and 'ettes. I hope to be here more often in the weeks to come.

Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch - I am Breitbart at March 05, 2012 11:25 PM (otfJ1)

378 "Do not do nothing, because HR queen is already looking for something to
get you fired, perhaps even getting another of her clique to gin up some
harassment or other charges against you. Taking legal action after that
may be taken as retaliation"

I'll take it up with the judge, see what he thinks. He gave me some different advice but I'll double check and see if he thinks maybe the situation has changed enough to warrant it.

Also, something really weird. I signed into my work email and someone posted the death threats I got today to the and my request to HR for information on what constitutes a "credible" death threat to my entire group, and it came from HR's general email.


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 05, 2012 11:25 PM (R5yLq)

379 If it were me, I'd retain the lawyer tomorrow

See? That's 2 of us now!

Posted by: bibi's boobs destroy at March 05, 2012 11:26 PM (SRNRs)

380
Dick fucking Cheney
John fucking Bolton
Pat fucking Cadell
SO fucking S.

Posted by: Hobo from Heck at March 05, 2012 11:28 PM (QE/BE)

381 Also, something really weird. I signed into my work email and someone posted the death threats I got today to the and my request to HR for information on what constitutes a "credible" death threat to my entire group, and it came from HR's general email.
Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 05, 2012 11:25 PM (R5yLq)


Well that doesn't sound kosher. Anymore death threats on your home e-mail?

Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2012 11:28 PM (GULKT)

382 Hedgehog, Ian S., *waves*

F the turtle, although I do have a mug at the Towson one, just haven't been there in a few years.

Sourcis' is where it's at.

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 05, 2012 11:28 PM (I/cLr)

383 Watchin' O'Reilly, Brit Hume's on. It's pretty funny to hear Hume say Sandra Fluck. Heeee. Anybody else seethe Rally for Rush?

Posted by: JoAnne Hearts Newt Panda at March 05, 2012 11:28 PM (8DdAv)

384 And, they revised the Volt sales projection up because GE made it corporate policy that from now on all their "company cars" will be Volts.

I denounce myself for bad sentence structure...I almost used "going forward" and "Volt" in the same sentence.

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 05, 2012 11:29 PM (JMmQ9)

385 SOS, Just wanted to add my 2 cents to say great story and good for you.

Sounds like you know what you are doing, can't believe that even to your home that HR was pretending like they couldn't do anything. BS - one employee to another, death threat, doesn't matter where the email started or ended. They were notified and should have terminated those people within minutes.

Anyway, good job, report it to the police if you want to avoid the lawyer question of "if you thought it was serious, why didn't you report it?"

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 05, 2012 11:29 PM (r+9M6)

386 POTUS can't create jobs. Period. He could,
theoretically, 'get out of the way', but that would require cooperation
from Congress. At present, that's unlikely.

Posted by: Damiano


Part of what you're not acknowledging here is that a POTUS, say a socialist, can do a lot to harm job creation, no?

The office is a lot like that of a physician. The first principle is DO NO FUCKING HARM.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 05, 2012 11:29 PM (dxTxt)

387 For those who work on Breitbart's sites - you are making AB proud. Stay strong and go wide. Don't ever let up.

We have your back.

Posted by: Jornolist at March 05, 2012 11:29 PM (AxBnm)

388 ""Since the coal-powered Volt was mentioned...they are "suspending"
production of the Volt for five weeks. 1,300 UAW (Usually Ain't
Workin') will be on temporary lay-off""



Well they can sell off the surplus volts to the carnivals, they would make great bumper cars.

Posted by: Berserker at March 05, 2012 11:29 PM (FMbng)

389 Wow, SoS, I just got the full picture thanks to our local "news aggregators," you DA MANN!! But you sure need to change your handle, it is 180 degrees wrong!

You reminded me of the one of the greatest stories of one of the 20th centuries giants, Israeli PM Menachem Begin. He was in a Soviet prison, interrogated by the NKVD (now KGB) for weeks, after which they wanted him to sign a summary "confessing his guilt" that he was head of the Zionist youth group, Betar, in Poland. Begin kept objecting to the words "confess" and "guilt," though the facts contained in the confession were true. The interrogator went over and over his confession with him, demanding that he sign the document with the words "confess his guilt" Begin wouldn't:

"For almost an entire night the argument about the two words in the summary went on. Finally the interrogator said: "You are doing yourself harm. You make me sick, you are like an ape, an African ape, and I never want to see you again. I'll take out the word vinovnim [guilt] and write: priznaius chto bil and so on..."
I was overjoyed. I no longer paid any heed to his abuses.
Because of the kinship of the Polish and Russian languages, I was able to understand the difference between priznaio, which means"admit," "admit to a certain fact," and priznaius, which means "confess," "confess guilt." So I asked the interrogator to write priznaio, and not priznaius. He did not even deign to answer me. He tore up what he had written, and wrote it out again, as follows: "I admit that I was the chairman of the Betar in Poland."
I had not given in!"
[White Nights, "Admit or Confess" p. 90-96]

SoS, you are a man of rare courage and cool, my hat is off to you, man!!

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at March 05, 2012 11:29 PM (IojUD)

390 Also, something really weird. I signed into my work email and someone posted the death threats I got today to the and my request to HR for information on what constitutes a "credible" death threat to my entire group, and it came from HR's general email.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 05, 2012 11:25 PM (R5yLq)


"Fucking bizarre" is not spelled "weird."

Barring a hack, someone in HR is stirring shit. Ugly, man, ugly.

Talk to your supervisor about who that needs to roll uphill to, HR can't be trusted at this point.

You have to talk to them, but just tell them you can't trust them because they've become a participant in the drama instead of resolving it.

Run that by the judge, too.

They can come back that you posted a general message too, but that's just childish and they apparently broke the rules *again*.

(shakes head)

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 05, 2012 11:30 PM (bxiXv)

391 I signed into my work email and someone posted the death threats I got today to the and my request to HR for information on what constitutes a "credible" death threat to my entire group, and it came from HR's general email.

Print it out NOW, then call the judge. Not kidding here. You are set for life if you do this right, and that means getting an attorney. can you call in sick tomorrow and go talk to her?

Posted by: bibi's boobs destroy at March 05, 2012 11:30 PM (SRNRs)

392 OK, SOS, the general broadcasting of that email is weird. Did someone hit the wrong button? Is there a "special name" on that list, even if it is only Che-boy? If he is on it, and he is the only "interesting" name on it, then maybe there is untoward communication between him and HR, and the doofette just accidently posted it to everybody. WTH? Get a copy with the headers.

Posted by: texette at March 05, 2012 11:30 PM (+NF/6)

393 Hey all.

Good for you SOS. If you do find any contraband in you cube do not touch it, seriously, I heard of a case where lack of fingerprints exonerated a fellow in a similar situation; the likelihood of someone else's prints actually juiced the settlement - or so they said.

And I'm off.

Night all.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 05, 2012 11:31 PM (Z9EHQ)

394
Lol. Yes Merovign...
Romney/Gingrich would be awesome as Mitt sent all liberal slanted questions off to Newt to be answered.
If not on the ticket it would be so cool to see Newt as press secretary for Romney or Santorum or....erb.... the other guy.

If Newt is Prez... who is he gonna pick as press secretary?

Walter Williams would be a good choice. He would give the "journalists" that cover the White House a very good education in liberty.

Mark Steyn would also be a very good choice...or Bobby Jindel-though he wouldn't do it...

Posted by: Some guy you don't know in Wisconsin at March 05, 2012 11:31 PM (QK1XT)

395 H2O too



Ooooohh! I get it now...

(I mean H2O2 - dead, duh. What's funny about that?)

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at March 05, 2012 11:32 PM (udEUT)

396 Evening everyone!

SoS, you rock. Pure and simple. Here's hoping for a hefty severance pay and a letter of recommendation in your future.


Posted by: Alex at March 05, 2012 11:32 PM (XzxB+)

397 Greetings from the Texas High Plains, 'rons and 'ettes.

SoS, I would shake your hand if we were in the same room. You handed your situation excellently.

I had my follow-up to my follow-up interview today, this one with the district manager of the sporting goods chain. They say they'll inform me within the week. I'm picking up an app at another place tomorrow, just in case.

Today, I wrote AutoZone and ProFlowers to tell them why I'm no longer doing business with them. It looks like I'll have to move my insurance from Allstate too. Wussies.

In the meantime, I'm looking for sponsors for my net radio station. I'm putting together a little studio and hope to start hosting a daily show again after I get back from seeing the daughter, SIL and Cutest Grandchild In The Multiverse next week. Link to check it out is in the sig.

If shameless plugs are frowned upon here, I'll denounce myself.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread (moonlighting as Bright Bart) at March 05, 2012 11:32 PM (3DBYl)

398 Even if Romney could throw the tiller completely over, how many years would it take for the economyto sort itself out?

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 05, 2012 11:33 PM (NVu2l)

399 If shameless plugs are frowned upon here, I'll denounce myself.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread (moonlighting as Bright Bart) at March 05, 2012 11:32 PM


no, we love shameless plugs

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 05, 2012 11:36 PM (JMmQ9)

400 Well that doesn't sound kosher.<<<<<<

Yeah, bizarre. Almost like a 'reply to all' accident. Sounds like she was passing it on with documentation except for the mail list.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 05, 2012 11:36 PM (r+9M6)

401 @weft cut-loop

Agreed. A socialist POTUS can do(and has been doing) a LOT of harm.

But the question was 'would Romney stop the decline?'.

IMHO- not a fucking prayer. Quite honestly, I don't even see him slowing it down, because of both his inability, prior track record, and the fact that the solution- for the short term- would be worse than anyone is willing to acknowledge about the problem... for now.

Posted by: Damiano at March 05, 2012 11:36 PM (A2+pr)

402 someone posted the death threats I got today to the and my request to HR
for information on what constitutes a "credible" death threat to my
entire group, and it came from HR's general email.


Wow. what a professional organization. So either someone in IT or the HR slug is continuing to keep the situation stirred up and front and center.

I'm sure you've already sent those with headers to the offsite location as well. Could someone be trying to frame you ... accusing you of sending out a widely disseminated email after you'd received her "warning"?

Posted by: someone at March 05, 2012 11:36 PM (bqjJT)

403 SoS,

You'll need to check the state law regarding one-party recording but it might be time to pull out a digital recorder for the next round of discussions.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 05, 2012 11:37 PM (dxTxt)

404 398 Even if Romney could throw the tiller completely over, how many years would it take for the economyto sort itself out?

Honestly, I think the whole thing is fucked. It's bad everywhere and there are kinds of nasty things just over the horizon (Euro debt crisis, Chinese bust, so and so forth)...

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 05, 2012 11:37 PM (UR5vq)

405 "But you might well take some pellets if I use the shotgun. Better to leave the bullet intact and make sure it misses."

What happens if that bullet is shattered into a thousand pieces smaller than #12 shot and spread out wide? Sure, I'd get hit, but the damage would be unlikely to be fatal. In the asteroid's case, a million pieces of rock the size of a basketball will surely burn up in the atmosphere; one big rock half the size of the Queen Mary might not.

What's more, there doesn't seem to be any consensus yet on how to perform the deflecting.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at March 05, 2012 11:37 PM (TsNVA)

406 SoS's company sounds like it's run by the Three Stooges.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at March 05, 2012 11:37 PM (QTHTd)

407 On that Presidential daughter apology thing, was the apology to Amy Carter or to Chelsea Clinton?

Posted by: epobirs at March 05, 2012 11:38 PM (kcfmt)

408 so tempted to watch Mass Effect streams

Posted by: The Dude at March 05, 2012 11:39 PM (M8yfa)

409 SoS,

Cops. FBI. DA. First thing. If you want to draw first blood, go for the jugular.

Posted by: MrCaniac at March 05, 2012 11:39 PM (1grxW)

410 Also, something really weird. I signed into my work
email and someone posted the death threats I got today to the and my
request to HR for information on what constitutes a "credible" death
threat to my entire group, and it came from HR's general email.




Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 05, 2012 11:25 PM (R5yLq)


Sounds like the dreaded "reply-all cockup".

Posted by: cthulhu at March 05, 2012 11:39 PM (kaalw)

411 Me and my team will take care of the asteroid as long as we never have to pay income taxes again....ever

Posted by: Bruce Willis at March 05, 2012 11:40 PM (JMmQ9)

412 If tonight's HR email was a "reply to all" error, it was an EPIC one.

Check the time on the e-mail. There are other possible reasons, not everyone who works in IT has spotless ethics - such a guerilla e-mail could be from either side of the conflict.

It's also harder to do than it sounds if your IT peeps are half-awake. My last IT position, I could not retrieve e-mails from someone's account and I sure as hell couldn't send from their account.

BUT if you're running old-school Exchange with PSTs, and/or HR's password discipline is slack, and/or if IT has access to group e-mail accounts - in the latter case it would be risky.

I had to request I be *removed* from some group e-mail accesses for security reasons.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 05, 2012 11:41 PM (bxiXv)

413 407 On that Presidential daughter apology thing, was the apology to Amy Carter or to Chelsea Clinton?

IIRC, there was a story that came out several years ago that stated Rush and Hilary encountered one another someplace in New York. Rush tried to apologize to Hilary for calling Chelsea a dog, but of course Hilary didn't accept the apology.

Let's check.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 05, 2012 11:41 PM (UR5vq)

414 >>>>Even if Romney could throw the tiller completely over, how many years would it take for the economyto sort itself out?


This is the worst part. With major reforms the economy would be roaring by year 3 of the first term

Posted by: runninrebel at March 05, 2012 11:42 PM (N/1Dm)

415 Honestly, I think the whole thing is fucked. It's bad everywhere and there are kinds of nasty things just over the horizon (Euro debt crisis, Chinese bust, so and so forth)...
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 05, 2012 11:37 PM (UR5vq)

Dude, and I was just coming off my nihilistic binge. I agree though. We live in a world where the major currencies are all in a race for the bottom. Interesting times?

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 05, 2012 11:43 PM (NVu2l)

416 Like I said in the previous thread, SOS, this is a fucking corporate nightmare. This has escalated to positively Kafkaesque levels. The release of this last email barrage alone is actionable violation of HR regs re privacy. I'm telling you, legal would be shitting a brick.

Posted by: texette at March 05, 2012 11:43 PM (+NF/6)

417 But the question was 'would Romney stop the decline?'.



IMHO- not a fucking prayer.Quite honestly, I don't even see him
slowing it down, because of both his inability, prior track record, and
the fact that the solution-for the short term-would be worse than
anyone is willing to acknowledge about the problem... for now.Posted by: Damiano


See, where I disagree is the point at which some think Romney's either a dunce or he is willing to actively hinder the economy. I can't see either case having any legitimacy outside of some personal dislike of the fellow.

MA didn't go on a bond spree, or insane tax hike. (sorry, fees aren't taxes unless you can show that the fees were increased above and beyond what is legitimate for services rendered and above some level of inflation.)

ONT should be a refuge for non-political discussion so I'll drop it here but it might best to contemplate a Romney nomination and what we're going to do to hold his feet to the fire.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 05, 2012 11:43 PM (dxTxt)

418 Other thoughts that cross my mind SOS ... and I can tend to get paranoid, but...

I wouldn't eat or drink any 'unsealed' food that had been out of my sight. I'd either buy lunch in the cafeteria, or rely on pre-sealed food. I don't think they'd actually poison you, but the childishness that has been demonstrated I wouldn't put it beyond them to do something icky to brown bagged items.


Posted by: someone at March 05, 2012 11:43 PM (bqjJT)

419 I for one, am drinking to the delay of the SMOD.

I'm drinking this: http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1030627


Posted by: scottst at March 05, 2012 11:44 PM (dRGlb)

420 "Barring a hack, someone in HR is stirring shit. Ugly, man, ugly."

Maybe.. I mean I have to assume it was someone in HR sending it out, but it sure doesn't make HR look good at all. That's what's so damn bizarre about it. The email includes all of the death threats I attached, the HR director's response that they are not credible and are not going to be investigated, and my response asking her what constitutes a credible death threat.

That's what's so bizarre - I mean I can't imagine the HR director sent this out, it makes her look like an idiot. So seriously.. wtf?

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 05, 2012 11:44 PM (R5yLq)

421 If tonight's HR email was a "reply to all" error, it was an EPIC one.

No, it came from the hr scrunt & it was purposeful. Seriously, attorney, now. let her guide how & when you call cops, fbi, etc.

Posted by: bibi's boobs destroy at March 05, 2012 11:44 PM (SRNRs)

422 >>> Even if Romney could throw the tiller completely over, how many years would it take for the economyto sort itself out?

If someone (and there ain't anyone on the radar that could or would) were to pull out all the stop and do what needs to be done, I'd bet that the economy would recover relatively quickly- say 1-2 years.

The problem is how vast the problem is. Let's pretend that the economy what producing like never before in the history of the world- we still have an inconceivably deep hole to dig out of.

Worse, until we sank to the bottom, we couldn't truly come up. No one is willing to go there. I can no longer imagine a time where America would again hold individuals entirely responsible for their own destiny.

So, we'll keep electing a different flavor of window dressing to their respective offices and pretend that everything will be okay once the next election cycle comes.

Posted by: Damiano at March 05, 2012 11:45 PM (A2+pr)

423 Could someone be trying to frame you ... accusing you of sending out a widely disseminated email after you'd received her "warning"?
Posted by: someone at March 05, 2012 11:36 PM (bqjJT)


I could see an HR drone or Cheboy *thinking* they could accuse you of this, but unless IT is in their pocket the person or persons who did it should be relatively obvious.

Honestly you really don't have anything to gain from doing that, so why would you?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 05, 2012 11:45 PM (bxiXv)

424 StuckOnStupid, Andrew would be so proud. I think I love you.

Posted by: creeper at March 05, 2012 11:46 PM (gre5a)

425 SSFOD?

Sounds like somebody beating a snake.

Posted by: mojo at March 05, 2012 11:46 PM (d/67n)

426 the HR lady didn't happen to have red nail polish with green flakes did she?


Anyway M's point is a good one about IT, maybe the guy that replaced the screen was like "man, I gotta watch this guys back".

Nevertheless, sending those emails outside to save was correct, you had to protect yourself.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 05, 2012 11:46 PM (r+9M6)

427 "Check the time on the e-mail. There are other possible reasons, not
everyone who works in IT has spotless ethics - such a guerilla e-mail
could be from either side of the conflict."

Holy crap. I just checked the email over a little more carefully. This thing went out to everyone in my group and the managing director of the facility. Seriously, WTF?

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 05, 2012 11:47 PM (R5yLq)

428 Just wondering, SoS....does your company have a whistleblower hotline?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 05, 2012 11:47 PM (kaalw)

429 SoS, you might want to check your sent messages. You know make sure that the "Send to All" e-mail did not originate from you. One to make sure you didn't do it accidentally. And 2, to make sure that someone in IT didn't make you send it at a later time to implicate you.

Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2012 11:49 PM (GULKT)

430 Romney and Santorum are tied in Ohio. Newt's my pick but he hasn't a snowballs chance in hell of winning Ohio. I'm voting for Santorum just to put the screws to Romney. I don't trust the guy. I read somewhere today a Greenies group just gave his pac 1.5 million because they think he will flip on global warming.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at March 05, 2012 11:49 PM (JKNDp)

431 382Hedgehog, Ian S., *waves*

F the turtle, although I do have a mug at the Towson one, just haven't been there in a few years.

Sourcis' is where it's at.Posted by: DC in Towson at March 05, 2012 11:28 PM (I/cLr)



I'm in you bastard. I probably already know you. I can't tell you the shit I've bought at feet on the street after a few hours in Souris'. I do, however live closer to OP. Just sayin'

Posted by: Hedgehog at March 05, 2012 11:50 PM (3jGS1)

432 I'm telling you, legal would be shitting a brick.
Posted by: texette at March 05, 2012 11:43 PM (+NF/6)


If you want Pepto Bismol in SOS' home town, buy NOW.

I wouldn't eat or drink any 'unsealed' food that had been out of my sight.

Posted by: someone at March 05, 2012 11:43 PM (bqjJT)


It sounds paranoid, but I've seen that happen, though I don't know of anyone dying from it.

In an office setting, too, not like third-world sweat shops or fast food.

TOTALLY be careful of your desk. They will probably be thinking harass and drive out and not harm, but we already know they're idiots.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 05, 2012 11:50 PM (bxiXv)

433
@364
I think this is excellent advice kbdabear!

SoS this situation is really just out of control unfreaking believable.

If you're worried about the cost of a lawyer to consult right away to find out if there is a case and the lawyer and you can cash in don't be, cause I'll throw in $500 bucks to help ya start it off and I'll sure someothers will chip in...

I am f'in serious about this. In no way let your current finances stop you from going to a lawyer if you feel you need to after talking with your ex-judge friend.

This $500 bucks from me would be a loan if you win your case...
... and a donation if you lose.

I am serious. Let me know.

Posted by: Some guy you don't know in Wisconsin at March 05, 2012 11:50 PM (QK1XT)

434
Posted by: Ohio Dan at March 05, 2012 11:49 PM (JKNDp)

but he's electable or something

Posted by: The Dude at March 05, 2012 11:50 PM (M8yfa)

435 I still think its the all time classic reply to all epic screw up.....at least I hope it is, that would be the perfect capper to this story. Hilarious.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 05, 2012 11:50 PM (r+9M6)

436 "StuckOnStupid, Andrew would be so proud. I think I love you."

Lol.. appreciate that.. well, unless you plan on "creaping" into my window some night and draining all my blood like "Twilight Fan".. lol...

Man this email is downright fucking bizarre. I can't imagine anyone in HR sending this out.. I mean I could see maybe somebody screwing up and forwarding to a group by accident. Granted it would be the fuck up of all fuck ups.. but to CC the managing director?

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 05, 2012 11:50 PM (R5yLq)

437 Could this have been a "managing director and manager of SoS' group" that used an alias that expanded to "managing director and SoS' group"?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 05, 2012 11:51 PM (kaalw)

438 >>The email includes all of the death threats I attached, the HR
director's response that they are not credible and are not going to be
investigated, and my response asking her what constitutes a credible
death threat.

What ever the purpose, I'll bet you weren't supposed to be a recipient of that particular email. Perhaps she was trying to warn the group from which presumably the threats originated.

Posted by: Retread at March 05, 2012 11:51 PM (joSBv)

439 I've been seriously considering voting Obama 2012-6. If this bag of nitrate-laced poo is going to explode, I really don't want it to blow up during a "right-wing teabagg0r!" administration in time for the 2014 congressionals.

Also the sooner SHF, the faster the process plays out.

Local / state governments are where it's at. Get enough contiguous states together to co-ordinate security once the Feds can't cover their debts, and most of us will get through this.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at March 05, 2012 11:51 PM (QTHTd)

440 >>>>See, where I disagree is the point at which some think Romney's either a dunce or he is willing to actively hinder the economy.


It's really nothing against Romney so much, it's just that we are past the point where incremental reforms will do anything to prevent economic doom. There can be some policies that will make us bounce along the bottom but only a massive set of reforms will allow us to avoid doom.

Unless you want to tell me Romney is secretly and radical and is subversively planning sweeping reforms then I have no reason to be optimistic.

Posted by: runninrebel at March 05, 2012 11:52 PM (N/1Dm)

441 If the HR doofette sent it, it was fat fingers when she tried to send it to the managing director. If it wasn't her, maybe it was Anonymous.

Posted by: texette at March 05, 2012 11:53 PM (+NF/6)

442 Kratos how goes it?

Posted by: Jornolist at March 05, 2012 11:53 PM (AxBnm)

443 314
My son told me a goofy chemistry joke. Two scientists walked into a bar,
one asked for H20, the 2nd asked for H2O2, took a swig and dropped
dead.



High brow playground humor these days I guess.





LOLOL THAT IS SO FUNNY LOLOL


Posted by: chemjeff at March 05, 2012 11:54 PM (7FadD)

444 437
Could this have been a "managing director and manager of SoS' group"
that used an alias that expanded to "managing director and SoS' group"?


Posted by: cthulhu at March 05, 2012 11:51 PM (kaalw)


Y'know, like if your manager was known as "Xmas Party Lester", and HR mistyped "Xmas Party List".

Posted by: cthulhu at March 05, 2012 11:54 PM (kaalw)

445 StuckOnStupid: By now, you've probably seen 4 votes for "Get a lawyer now". I recommed this action. Check the intarwebz tonight for 3 or 4 with winning litigation records, unless you already have someone. Contact them tomorrow, during one of your smoke breaks.

Advice from anyone not currently practicing in the specific area your dealing with is good, but advice from someone who litigates in this specific area is very much better.

Your future really is in your hands. For the next few hours. Very soon, it will likely be in either HR's hands or your lawye's hands. You get to choose now. Probably not later.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 05, 2012 11:54 PM (+gcxG)

446 @SOS

I'm guessing, like the others, a 'Reply to All' screw up.

Given how this is has gotten escalated, the HR bimbo would be an even bigger fool than she has shown herself to be to not start running things up the flagpole.

Regardless, I'd get your resume ready and expect some form of 'insubordination' or similar catch all thing soon.

Posted by: Damiano at March 05, 2012 11:54 PM (A2+pr)

447 Use their own words against them. Use their own language and values against them. Be the first one to go to the authorities.
Posted by: Shiggz RocketSurgeon at March 05, 2012 10:46 PM (RfvTE)
-----------------------------------
SOS:
You need to file a report with your local police department immediately concerning these death threats. You should have reported them during the weekend, but you have the excuse that you expected your employer to protect from the illegal actions of co-workers. Since the HR scrunt has officially deemed the emailsnot credible, you can rope your employer into a vicarious liability situation - IF you act like the emails and threats from co-workers have made you worried about your own safety. Frankly, you should be worried, they sound like cowardly shits that will tear up your car or other property.

The longer you delay reporting the death threats, the weaker your position becomes regarding them. A lack of action on your part would be taken as "proof" you weren't really concerned. Furthermore, I understand the temptation, but, do not interact with Che T-shirt douche: if he speaks to you, just answer "yes", "no" or ignore him as appropriate -- telling him his shirt smells doesn't put you in the best light.

Just the act of filing a police report doesn't necessarily meancriminal charges would be filed. However, you need to start documenting the harassment and threats officially. It sounds like mid-level supervisors intend to fuck with you and you need to beat them to the punch.

You need to have a private meeting with your supervisor to find out where you stand with the company. If upper management wants you gone, you gain nothing by being a nice guy: go for the jugular and file criminal complaint with the police.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop at March 05, 2012 11:55 PM (M0NzJ)

448 Holy crap. I just checked the email over a little more carefully. This thing went out to everyone in my group and the managing director of the facility. Seriously, WTF?

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 05, 2012 11:47 PM (R5yLq)


Okay, advice from the unqualified again - let this one roll. Bring it up, answer you had nothing to do with it, scratch your head. Don't speculate.

DON'T bring it up with anyone not in the e-mail.

It could be that someone *thinks* they're helping you, but they're just stirring shit. The director link means it's probably not a deliberate attack on you.

Either:

A) HR fucked up the send and was trying just to send it up the chain for advice

B) HR thinks they can trick you into something, which is just stupid.

C) Someone thinks they can play "wikileaks" and help you by hacking, which is stupid.

D) Something even odder.

Are you 100% sure it went to the whole group? Some e-mail clients let you edit a list, expand the group name (if you can) and see if it isn't just you and your supervisor.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 05, 2012 11:55 PM (bxiXv)

449 SoS,

Remember, most of the employees will follow the company's line up to the point where they are looking at jail time. Some doughy IT guy may think he is Macho Man Randy Savage doing what the bosses want, but the second the cops, FBI or DA come in asking questions and investigating, he knows he will be opening his squeekhole more times than a WalMart greeter opens the door on Black Friday.

Posted by: MrCaniac at March 05, 2012 11:55 PM (1grxW)

450 "Could this have been a "managing director and manager of SoS' group"
that used an alias that expanded to "managing director and SoS' group"?"

No, see that's the weird thing - You can send email to a group pretty easy if your member of that group. Our email is setup so that if you do try to send to a group you get a popup that warns you before you send it that it's being sent to an entire group - so it's pretty hard to miss but I guess if you were in a hurry and meant to send it to one group you might just click yes on the pop-up without reading it.

But I can't think of a reason why anyone in HR would send this to a group to start with, and certainly not to everyone in my group. Like I said, this makes them look pretty bad. And then to CC the managing director? This is either the most colossal fuck up of all time..

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 05, 2012 11:56 PM (R5yLq)

451 442 Kratos how goes it?

I'm alright, thanks for asking. How about yourself?

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 05, 2012 11:58 PM (UR5vq)

452 "Are you 100% sure it went to the whole group? Some e-mail clients let
you edit a list, expand the group name (if you can) and see if it isn't
just you and your supervisor."

No, it went out to the whole group alright.. my home email that I gave out the other day is going apeshit.. everybody is asking me what the hell is going on. Seriously, WTF?


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 05, 2012 11:58 PM (R5yLq)

453 But I can't think of a reason why anyone in HR would send this to a group to start with, and certainly not to everyone in my group. Like I said, this makes them look pretty bad. And then to CC the managing director? This is either the most colossal fuck up of all time..
Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 05, 2012 11:56 PM (R5yLq)


It definitely didn't come from you right SoS?

Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2012 11:58 PM (GULKT)

454 If you're worried about the cost of a lawyer to consult right away to

Bwaahhh, this is a slam dunk. bet the evil bitch takes it for a percentage of the payout.

Posted by: bibi's boobs destroy at March 05, 2012 11:59 PM (SRNRs)

455 >>>Also the sooner SHF, the faster the process plays out.

That's kind of where I'm at on some days. I would never vote for Barry though. Never in a million years.

But I am resigned to the fact that most people will refuse to accept the reality and act accordingly until there is no other avenue for denial or ignorance left. Until then the conventional wisdom that got us to this point will continue and take us over the edge.

Posted by: runninrebel at March 05, 2012 11:59 PM (N/1Dm)

456 @Boulder Toilet Hobo

I could never bring myself to pull the lever for SCOAMF, but otherwise I'm with you.

I'm to the point that the option of avoiding the inevitable riots and zombie apocalypse that would result from a SCOAMF loss in Nov. and the idea that things will finally implode for good is sounding like the most attractive option.

Posted by: Damiano at March 06, 2012 12:00 AM (A2+pr)

457 No cover letter, SOS? No text added? Just a forwarding of what you sent to HR? If sent by HR, a simple forwarding would suggest conversations had taken place prior to the email being sent onward.

Posted by: texette at March 06, 2012 12:02 AM (+NF/6)

458 No, it went out to the whole group alright.. my home email that I gave out the other day is going apeshit.. everybody is asking me what the hell is going on. Seriously, WTF?

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 05, 2012 11:58 PM (R5yLq)


Oh, man, I would *not* want to work at your company tomorrow, especially in IT, management, or HR.

It's going to be Shit City.

I'm trying to think what some shitbag would think of to blame you. Frankly, it went from HR general so you're not the prime suspect.

I'd just answer your friends by saying "I'm pretty sure that wasn't supposed to be e-mailed to the group, and I shouldn't say any more at this point."

Close friends, you know, like us, that's different.

(Even though my advice earlier was not to go into too much detail here, that's your choice.)

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 12:02 AM (bxiXv)

459 StuckOnStupid, it sounds like either: (1) your HR director is a complete idiot, or (2) is pulling a Henry II, i.e., "who will rid me of this troublesome employee"

Posted by: chemjeff at March 06, 2012 12:02 AM (7FadD)

460 "It definitely didn't come from you right SoS?"

No, it didn't. I don't have that kind of access. I can reply to a message sent to the whole group and the whole group will get it, but I can't initiate a group mail message - only supervisors can do that.

Also this came from HR's general email account, which is really bizarre, because they close at like 5 CST. I mean I guess it's possible somebody can access it from home, but from what I understood from an unrelated conversation I had months ago the "general" email accounts were only accessible from work, the only email accounts you could access from home was your own email account. Time for a phone call I think.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 12:03 AM (R5yLq)

461 together to co-ordinate security once the Feds can't cover their debts, and most of us will get through this.
Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at March 05, 2012 11:51 PM (QTHTd)

Texicans are tanned, rested and ready. Just waiting for a dollar collapse. Then we are going to invade Mexico and establish the worlds most badass petro superpower. North easterners can go hang.

Adios baby.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 06, 2012 12:03 AM (NVu2l)

462 I thought SMOD was coming in 2013 - they want to paint it to deflect it.
http://bit.ly/yOkTnz
Let's send all the taggers up there to have at it.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at March 06, 2012 12:04 AM (Qxdfp)

463 I think SOS "credible" response scared the HR lady, she probably realized she handled that totally wrong, was sending it up and copying SOS. Her fingers were probably twitching and went fat finger to everybody.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 06, 2012 12:05 AM (r+9M6)

464 Okay, people who say "hey, maybe let it collapse under a liberal reign..."

1) Collapse is not funny. Assume you will be raped before you are cooked and eaten. I am not fucking kidding.

2) You will not get to rebuild after, Soros will. You will be a farm laborer behind a chain link fence.

3) Get the fuck back out and fight. Those mofos have not won yet.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 12:05 AM (bxiXv)

465 Time for a phone call I think.


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 12:03 AM (R5yLq)

maybe they are phishing you - trying to bait you into doing something foolish that will get them off the hook

Posted by: chemjeff at March 06, 2012 12:05 AM (7FadD)

466 "
StuckOnStupid, it sounds like either: (1) your HR director is a complete
idiot, or (2) is pulling a Henry II, i.e., "who will rid me of this
troublesome employee""

Maybe.. but sending this thing out to everyone doesn't help them get rid of me, if anything it makes it pretty much impossible. Now everyone, including the managing director is well aware of the fact that I got death threats and HR pretty much ignored them.

So unless they've got some grand master plan of setting me up as a "super hacker" or something.. well if that was there game I can't imagine why they'd choose to do it this way. This really makes almost no sense at all..

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 12:05 AM (R5yLq)

467 SoS, so what are you going to do with the company they just gave you?

Seriously, I hope the phone call you're making is to the judge, or the lawyer he recommended. Looks like someone was forwarding everything during or immediately after a phone call.

Posted by: Blanco Basura (Doofus) at March 06, 2012 12:06 AM (xKC/c)

468 No, it didn't. I don't have that kind of access. I can reply to a message sent to the whole group and the whole group will get it, but I can't initiate a group mail message - only supervisors can do that.

Ah that's good. Like I said, got to be sure you're not the one that fucked up or aren't being #HACKED! to be implicated.

Posted by: buzzion at March 06, 2012 12:06 AM (GULKT)

469 So unless they've got some grand master plan of setting me up as a "super hacker" or something..

access logs and credentials can be forged
that may be exactly what is going on

Posted by: chemjeff at March 06, 2012 12:07 AM (7FadD)

470 "maybe they are phishing you - trying to bait you into doing something foolish that will get them off the hook"

Maybe.. anyway I'm giving the judge a quick buzz, it's a bit late but hopefully he'll still be vertical. Just wish I could figure out the end game here.. and where the hell this email came from...

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 12:07 AM (R5yLq)

471 everybody is asking me what the hell is going on. Seriously, WTF?

Do NOT answer anyone. I would also NOT answer the hr blast message. Haven't you talked to the judge yet? And you really need to strongly consider following rbc's advice since 1. he's a cop and 2. someone has already proved they are a threat by vandalizing your monitor.

Posted by: bibi's boobs destroy at March 06, 2012 12:08 AM (SRNRs)

472 Anonymous. "We are legion." Cue twilight zone music.

Posted by: texette at March 06, 2012 12:08 AM (+NF/6)

473 472
Anonymous. "We are legion." Cue twilight zone music.

Posted by: texette at March 06, 2012 12:08 AM (+NF/6)

OWS. "We are legionnaires."

Posted by: Blanco Basura (Doofus) at March 06, 2012 12:09 AM (xKC/c)

474 "Ah that's good. Like I said, got to be sure you're not the one that fucked up or aren't being #HACKED! to be implicated."

Well, if they did want to set me up I can see them maybe sending something from my account to the group, or something sensitive (like financial info) - but why would they post something that would make themselves look so foolish? Fucking bizarre. Anyway, Judge just answered with his usually cheerful "Do you know what fucking time it is?" lol.. back in a couple.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 12:10 AM (R5yLq)

475
@454

Hope you're right bibi...

My offer to SoS stands as is.... cause this is a f**king out of control situation!

Posted by: Some guy you don't know in Wisconsin at March 06, 2012 12:10 AM (QK1XT)

476 3) Get the fuck back out and fight. Those mofos have not won yet.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 12:05 AM (bxiXv)

Soros has billions of fiat paper. Fuck him and the demon he rode in on.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 06, 2012 12:10 AM (NVu2l)

477 maybe they are phishing you - trying to bait you into doing something foolish that will get them off the hook
Posted by: chemjeff at March 06, 2012 12:05 AM (7FadD)


That's a pretty epic fail, trying to bait someone into a stupid move by admitting a likely more stupid move.

If I were a mustache-twirling IT spy, I would - well, let's not get to technical, but it involves either the exchange server or your PC at work, whichever I had unlogged access to after hours.

And I wouldn't do it, because just thinking of that kind of unethical shit makes me sick.

I have legitimately accessed mail, browsing histories, etc on work computers. It can be done.

But sending this from the HR dept doesn't implicate SOS in anything bad, though it could cause some sort of general melee in the lunch room tomorrow... I'd definitely eat out, SOS.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 12:10 AM (bxiXv)

478 >>>Time for a phone call I think.

Get on it.

I'd guess that this plays out one of two ways:
1. Upper management/ legal get involved and do a de-escalation thing. Everyone has a talk to, shake hands, and make nice meeting and agrees to let it all drop. This get's documented and everyone walks away. Managements ass is covered, since they 'addressed' the issue.

2. You're going to get walking papers. 'Insubordination' and/ or some kind of nonsense related to the "smelly shirt/ see me outside" thing most likely. Everyone else will get some slap on the wrist for management CYA purposes. You'll be gone because it's you against many. If the company has to pick a fight, better to risk litigation from one person than several.

Good luck.

Posted by: Damiano at March 06, 2012 12:11 AM (A2+pr)

479 It was HR lady with the red nail polish, her boss or IT. It can be no others from what I can see.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 06, 2012 12:11 AM (r+9M6)

480 Jeebus, is there no friggin' program where I can just write shit anymore?

I have Vista and I can't find it. I must be a real dumbass.

Posted by: ErikW at March 06, 2012 12:13 AM (RKOob)

481 Can we please get back to discussing ladyparts?

Posted by: Vercingetorix at March 06, 2012 12:13 AM (pOUA4)

482 464
Okay, people who say "hey, maybe let it collapse under a liberal reign..."



1) Collapse is not funny. Assume you will be raped before you are cooked and eaten. I am not fucking kidding.



2) You will not get to rebuild after, Soros will. You will be a farm laborer behind a chain link fence.



3) Get the fuck back out and fight. Those mofos have not won yet.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 12:05 AM (bxiXv)

I'm prepared. But I'm not so much concerned with whether Dems or Reps are in power when it happens or not. And I'm not too worried about the left gaining control afterwards. They gave up on force in favor of scolding and fines long ago. They're soft and they will be powerless on the other side.

But, at heart, I just don't think the choice is between "fighting" or Doom. I'll fight as much as one person can but I'm not going to pretend it's going to change anything. Even if there was a candidate who promised to do the things required to avoid doom I still don't think we would be able to avoid it. There's simply too much to do.

Posted by: runninrebel at March 06, 2012 12:13 AM (N/1Dm)

483 Oh with the candlestick in the library.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 06, 2012 12:14 AM (r+9M6)

484 Well, if they did want to set me up I can see them maybe sending
something from my account to the group, or something sensitive (like
financial info) - but why would they post something that would make
themselves look so foolish? Fucking bizarre.


using your own account would be too obvious.

besides, it would seem to me to be easier to forge logs of you hacking into their account, than for them hacking into your account.

to forge you hacking into their account, they must create fake entries.

to forge them hacking into your account, they must erase authentic entries.

Posted by: chemjeff at March 06, 2012 12:14 AM (7FadD)

485 Clearly, conversations were held. This is like an old-time TV serial, and would be laughable if it weren't so damned serious in the implications for a man's livlihood. I did my mini-Breitbart moment myself, today, in a Post Office, when a gentleman loudly proclaimed that Bush was the worst President Of All Times. Before I knew what I was doing, in my ladylike, dulcet tones, and with a great deal of Southern charm, I replied "Oh, bullshit."

Posted by: texette at March 06, 2012 12:14 AM (+NF/6)

486 SoS, at this point you win by playing the role of victim. Small shivering at the evil corporate goliath who has targeted you for unjust retaliation.

Take that to a lawyer and you'll have to wait while he goes and changes his shorts.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 06, 2012 12:15 AM (NVu2l)

487
479 It was HR lady with the red nail polish, her boss or IT. It can be no others from what I can see.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 06, 2012 12:11 AM (r+9M6)


It wouldn't be IT. They'd have vandalized something else. The monitor needing replacement and getting the nailpolish off the old one or scrapping it is work for them.

Posted by: buzzion at March 06, 2012 12:16 AM (GULKT)

488 SOS- remember one important thing- At Will Employment. Look it up. This is both a sword and shield and cuts both ways- in this case, not in your favor.

An employer can terminate your employment at any time for any reason... or no reason at all. Just like you can quit at any time with/ without a reason.

Just because you're generally in the right in this situation, doesn't mean that your job is protected.

Posted by: Damiano at March 06, 2012 12:17 AM (A2+pr)

489
480 Jeebus, is there no friggin' program where I can just write shit anymore? I have Vista and I can't find it. I must be a real dumbass.
Posted by: ErikW at March 06, 2012 12:13 AM (RKOob)



Start Menu. Programs, Accessories, Notepad or Wordpad. And yes you are, because they've always been there in older Windows versions

Posted by: buzzion at March 06, 2012 12:18 AM (GULKT)

490 >>Anyway, Judge just answered with his usually cheerful "Do you know what fucking time it is?" lol.. back in a couple.


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 12:10 AM (R5yLq)

I like his style.

Posted by: Retread at March 06, 2012 12:19 AM (joSBv)

491 here is the good thing about that thing being generally emailed. Everybody in the company knows that there were death threats and by whom. that actually makes SOS safer.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 06, 2012 12:20 AM (r+9M6)

492 I like his style.
Posted by: Retread at March 06, 2012 12:19 AM (joSBv)

It is bad form to interrupt late night pron surfing. No matter how noble the cause.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 06, 2012 12:20 AM (NVu2l)

493 ah, I loves me some music to slit your wrists to

Posted by: The Dude at March 06, 2012 12:21 AM (M8yfa)

494 I'm in you bastard. I probably already know you. I can't tell you the shit I've bought at feet on the street after a few hours in Souris'. I do, however live closer to OP. Just sayin'



"OP"? Would that be old pimlico, old parkville or something I can't think of now?

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 06, 2012 12:21 AM (I/cLr)

495 access logs and credentials can be forged
that may be exactly what is going on
Posted by: chemjeff at March 06, 2012 12:07 AM (7FadD)


Look, I've been in IT a long time, and my work has had some connection to IT security.

Let me just say that if someone in IT is doing this to get SOS, dude must have learned everything he knows about crime from Warner Brothers cartoons.

Implicating a non-IT person in hacking e-mail servers to send a message like this in an HR dispute is about as credible as... well... "aliens were trying to steal the cookies so I ate them to keep the aliens from getting them!"

You would not be able to finish describing this setup to me in my IT office as a plot before I fell of my chair laughing.

I'm voting for "horrible, possibly career-ending fat-fingers on the part of HR."

And yes, it will cause Much Shit at his place of work tomorrow. If the VP level staff are all Michael Moore fans, they will blame SOS for stirring up shit, and his lawyer will drink their proverbial milkshakes.

If they have any sense at all, they will scorched-Earth the HR dept and Cheboy's "team" as IT tracks them down and hands the information over to the police.

I would NOT want to be them, even doing everything *perfect* from here on out will be painful, disruptive, and painful.

But if what's been described here is even vaguely accurate, Cheboy & Co are the instigators, and HR Queen is just a sort of grossly dangerous fumblebrain (as much for the "credible threats" thing as the group e-mail, if she was the source of the latter).

I am cringing just thinking of being SOS's companies' management. I would *welcome* a mad arsonist at this point.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 12:21 AM (bxiXv)

496 SMOD is going to try to impregnate me. Does my insurance pay for this birth control?

Posted by: MoonFluker at March 06, 2012 12:22 AM (OhYCU)

497
@478
Seriously? Those are the only two likely outcomes? What about the death threats?
I'm not a lawyer but for crying out loud isn't that something a little bigger than, sorry SoS you're fired... How can the company get away with that?

Not being flippant, I'm asking a question cause I'm not a lawyer and don't know employment law.

Posted by: Some guy you don't know in Wisconsin at March 06, 2012 12:22 AM (QK1XT)

498 >>>>It wouldn't be IT.<<<<

I meant sending the general email.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 06, 2012 12:22 AM (r+9M6)

499 SOS:
Dude, seriously, call the cops.Your workspace was vandalized, you've received threatening e-mails both at home and at work, and you had an unpleasant confrontation in the lunch room. Just tell the nice police man what happened and that you expected your employer to protect youfrom death threats but they're not going to and you fear for your safety.

My guess is that the newest e-mail was intended for the managing director after the HR scrunt told him/her that you are a "trouble-maker." I think you've been officially put on the shit-list and as an experienced shit-listee, you gain nothing by being a nice guy.

It's already been said, but DO NOT answer your co-workers' e-mails.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop at March 06, 2012 12:23 AM (M0NzJ)

500 Evening all

Just checking in to see how SOS is? how did it go today?

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at March 06, 2012 12:24 AM (DGIjM)

501
500 Evening all Just checking in to see how SOS is? how did it go today?
Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at March 06, 2012 12:24 AM (DGIjM)


Check post 109 to start with.

Posted by: buzzion at March 06, 2012 12:25 AM (GULKT)

502 Thanks Buzzion..

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at March 06, 2012 12:25 AM (DGIjM)

503 Ok, getting whackier and whackier. Talked to the Judge, he advised me not to respond to any of the WTF emails or in my work email, at least not for now. He's going to get a hold of that "fucking barracuda" - his words, not mine, for me tomorrow.

As to the legal defense fund - I greatly appreciate the offers, truly I do - but at least for now I don't think it will be necessary. In talking to the judge he was certain she'd be willing to take the case on contingency, so I think were covered should it come to that.


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 12:26 AM (R5yLq)

504 Goodnight all.

Looking forward to the central maryland moron meetup. I had no idea there so many of us. Watch, we'll get to the bar and we'll all know each other already. They don't call it Small-timore for nothing.

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 06, 2012 12:26 AM (I/cLr)

505 Hi Shrimp!

"Just checking in to see how SOS is? how did it go today?"

I have this image now of JJS - playing the role of "mom" - coming home after the living room was trashed, broken wine bottles around, a half-eated hobo's rump in the fridge and someone's bra hanging from the ceiling fan.

"Oh, it went okay," . . .

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at March 06, 2012 12:27 AM (QTHTd)

506 "Just checking in to see how SOS is? how did it go today?"

Lol.. well, it got interesting, then it got weird, and just recently here we shot straight past X-files and directly into Twilight Zone territory.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 12:27 AM (R5yLq)

507 yeah, I still think its ol fatty mcfat fingers too, but I can see (2%) a friend in IT helping SOS out, this email is good for his case. I can also see SOS Supervisor saying this is BS and blasting the BS out to everybody.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 06, 2012 12:27 AM (r+9M6)

508 Hi Shrimps!
SOS's workplace is about to get a Total Management Makeover, it appears

Posted by: chemjeff at March 06, 2012 12:27 AM (7FadD)

509 Not being flippant, I'm asking a question cause I'm not a lawyer and don't know employment law.
Posted by: Some guy you don't know in Wisconsin at March 06, 2012 12:22 AM (QK1XT)


From a pure business point of view, SOS is the "irritant" that is aggravating the gang of loud, vicious lefty thugs.

If SOS goes away, the lefty thugs will cause less trouble.

And no, that won't work, and they'd be fucking idiots to play it that way, but I would be MONUMENTALLY unsurprised if they did.

At which point they get sued - the differential enforcement, lack of seriousness and everything else does not work in their favor, and neither really does the remailing of the death threats - could be seen as fostering a hostile work environment. I still think that was a horrible mistake and HR lady is probably trying to get the taste of vomit out of her mouth, assuming she even saw it happen.

I genuinely feel sorry for just about everybody here except Cheboy, his posse, and that other supervisor, Grumps McGurt or whoever, who sent the initial group e-mail.

Now, assuming this is a large company, and I'm VP of Operations, and SOS' narrative is accurate and complete, tomorrow I start my investigation and by the end of the week I expect to clean out McGurt's department with a metaphorical flamethrower.

HR Lady may have a sad weekend as well.

But none of these are my problems in real life, Thank God.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 12:29 AM (bxiXv)

510 Merovign, you're probably right about these things, my mind just naturally drifts a little bit into the paranoid zone when it comes to things like computer security, because I know it can be forged

Posted by: chemjeff at March 06, 2012 12:30 AM (7FadD)

511 " I can also see SOS Supervisor saying this is BS and blasting the BS out to everybody."

Well, she better not have - I'll kick her ass. This would get her fired in a heartbeat. Besides, I'm positive she doesn't have access to HR's email account, and couldn't forward email from there.


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 12:30 AM (R5yLq)

512 All of this started with a polite request to adhere to company policy and not wear a particularly political t-shirt because it was offensive, with a mature explanation of the reason for offense, all done man-to-man. Just can't make this shit up.

Posted by: texette at March 06, 2012 12:30 AM (+NF/6)

513 seriously, SOS, I hope you are also working on a first draft for your upcoming best-selling book

Posted by: chemjeff at March 06, 2012 12:31 AM (7FadD)

514 Gang, I'm signing off.

SOS: Good luck, I have a feeling you're going to need it.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop at March 06, 2012 12:32 AM (M0NzJ)

515 In talking to the judge he was certain she'd be willing to take the case on contingency, so I think were covered should it come to that.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 12:26 AM (R5yLq)


Buddy, if I was a bloodsucking vampire barracuda lawyer, I would *PAY* you for this case.

I can also see SOS Supervisor saying this is BS and blasting the BS out to everybody.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 06, 2012 12:27 AM (r+9M6)


God, I hope not. She sounds nice.

PS SOS, if you own the company in a few months, I might need a job. I have great references!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 12:33 AM (bxiXv)

516 "Now, assuming this is a large company, and I'm VP of Operations, and
SOS' narrative is accurate and complete, tomorrow I start my
investigation and by the end of the week I expect to clean out McGurt's
department with a metaphorical flamethrower."

Hmm.. you think maybe that's exactly what someone had in mind with this stunt from the get go? Thing is, it would have to be someone with access to HR's general email account, and why would anyone there stick out there neck and risk getting fired?

Like I said, fucking Twilight Zone episode, to say the least.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 12:33 AM (R5yLq)

517 Start Menu. Programs, Accessories, Notepad or Wordpad. And yes you are, because they've always been there in older Windows versions

Posted by: buzzion at March 06, 2012 12:18 AM (GULKT)

Thanks! I don't work with computers, can you tell?

Posted by: ErikW at March 06, 2012 12:33 AM (RKOob)

518 HR Queen is just a sort of grossly dangerous fumblebrain (

Not even. Scrunt tried to bully him into taking written blame! I have some experience with this shit, I just stared down my former employer to pay my full vacation accrual. This was done on purpose, she is up to her eyeballs in the harrassment.

Posted by: bibi's boobs destroy at March 06, 2012 12:33 AM (SRNRs)

519 Yep! According to reports, drunk Spanish Pokémon players were throwing their own shit around ... for fun.
PokéChamp21 provided an eyewitness account, reporting: "I
awoke to the sound of banging comming [sic] from down the hall from
where the 'Spanish Team' were staying in. It seems that at some point
after they had turned up and when we went to Wether Spoons the Spniards
[sic] had decided to have a 'Poo' fight in the corridor and this had
upset the staff and several guests (naturally) at the hotel enough to
call the Police and have them leave."
The report has been corroborated by several other sources at the hotel.

Posted by: The Dude at March 06, 2012 12:34 AM (M8yfa)

520 513 seriously, SOS, I hope you are also working on a first draft for your upcoming best-selling book
Posted by: chemjeff at March 06, 2012 12:31 AM (7FadD)


I'm an editor, too.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 12:34 AM (bxiXv)

521
Ok SoS...

Just so you know the offer is on the table and it ain't going away. A weeks pay to help a brother out with some fucked up shit like this isno problem at all....

I'd consider it a f**king honor.

Please keep us posted on this situation. My damn blood isboiling.

Posted by: Some guy you don't know in Wisconsin at March 06, 2012 12:34 AM (QK1XT)

522 Reading all these sad posts, all I have to say is that's why I'm glad I'm self-employed
I'm my own best friend, as they say.

Posted by: Mr. Wonderful at March 06, 2012 12:35 AM (z8HSj)

523 SOS, seriously, I do feel for you going through this bull, but I gotta tell you this has been just a blast for me, like some wild who dun it caper. I appreciate you sharing it, its gonna make a great short story some day. Can that big chick from bridesmaids play the HR lady or are you thinking maybe a stupid demi moore type character?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 06, 2012 12:36 AM (r+9M6)

524 522
Reading all these sad posts, all I have to say is that's why I'm glad I'm self-employed


yeah, but your boss can be a real jerk at times


Posted by: chemjeff at March 06, 2012 12:36 AM (7FadD)

525 PS - HR lady was not trained well. At all.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 06, 2012 12:36 AM (r+9M6)

526 He's going to get a hold of that "fucking barracuda" - his words, not mine, for me tomorrow.

Did he agree with rbc's recommendation you go to the cops now? And I strongly suggest you call in sick tomorrow.

Posted by: bibi's boobs destroy at March 06, 2012 12:37 AM (SRNRs)

527 "I can also see SOS Supervisor saying this is BS and blasting the BS out to everybody.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 06, 2012 12:27 AM (r+9M6)



God, I hope not. She sounds nice."

I just can't see her doing this and I'm almost positive she doesn't have access to HR email account as far as I know.. but if she did then this all stops tomorrow. I go to the managing director first thing, tell her I hacked the account, and quit if that's the case. I'm willing to lose my own job, but I won't risk hers. That's not an option.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 12:37 AM (R5yLq)

528 Hi ya ChemJeff!

I just read over the thread.. holy cow, SOS!

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at March 06, 2012 12:37 AM (DGIjM)

529 Hmm.. you think maybe that's exactly what someone had in mind with this stunt from the get go?

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 12:33 AM (R5yLq)


Anything's possible, but honestly sucha plot depends on WAY too many uncontrolled factors.

If it had been a setup, you would have known about it ahead of time, because only the heir to the throne of the king of idiots would set a pack of liberals dogs on you hoping that you would handle it this way.

If they did, and you find out, have them get me some winning lottery numbers, because they can probably do that too.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 12:38 AM (bxiXv)

530 I expect to clean out McGurt's department with a metaphorical flamethrower.

I say we dust off and nuke it from space. It's the only way to be sure.

Posted by: Vice President of Operations at March 06, 2012 12:38 AM (JMmQ9)

531 yeah, maybe it is just simpler to go with Occam's Razor here:

HR lady is several cans short of a six-pack

her attempt to place the blame on SOS and her idiotic "credibility" standard ended her job

and her fat fingers announced it to the world

Posted by: chemjeff at March 06, 2012 12:38 AM (7FadD)

532 speaking of macho morons, have we been told whose pecs were gracing the ONT the other night? My guess was navycopjoe.

Posted by: Y-not at March 05, 2012 10:48 PM (5H6zj)


I can tell ya who it AINT!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at March 06, 2012 12:38 AM (xa1/W)

533 I once had a nasty lefty accost me in my workspace, and it quickly devolved into him yelling nonsensical bullshit as he stormed off because I wouldn't play by his rules.

Management intervened without any input from me and, while he kept his job, he was much more reticent about discussing certain matters in the workplace from that day forward.

What SoS is dealing with is completely inexcusable.

SoS, you may get fired out of this, but you won't be the only one. Yes, I see high turnover within that facility, and soon.

Posted by: Blanco Basura (Doofus) at March 06, 2012 12:39 AM (xKC/c)

534 I go to the managing director first thing, tell her I hacked the
account, and quit if that's the case. I'm willing to lose my own job,
but I won't risk hers. That's not an option.


WTF??? NO!!! If it was your supervisor who sent out the blast email by hacking, then she's responsible. Don't act like the knight in shining armor.

Posted by: chemjeff at March 06, 2012 12:39 AM (7FadD)

535 SOS, this can't be a "Reply all" screw-up because other names were added in. It was done with a purpose and off the top of my head I would guess that purpose was to isolate you even further and coalesce support around the HR witch.

You unhinged her and she may well be afraid now for her own job. This strikes me as an act of desperation from a very frightened woman.

Posted by: creeper at March 06, 2012 12:40 AM (gre5a)

536 HR Lady may have a sad weekend as well.

She's probably done. Either she or somebody in the department she's responsible for made the Managing Director publicly aware of and responsible for straightening this mess out. He's not likely to be happy about that.

Posted by: Heorot at March 06, 2012 12:40 AM (xXGK4)

537 " And I strongly suggest you call in sick tomorrow."

Lol.. well, appreciate the thought, but no. They can fire me or do whatever, but I'm not running away from this - no matter how bizarre it gets. Only way this ends quietly is if my supervisor did do something stupid and somehow (though I can't figure out how) send that message from the HR account. For her I'd put an end to this and walk away quietly just to make sure she keeps her job.

Other than that I'm not backing off of this.. I - well, I just can't.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 12:40 AM (R5yLq)

538 and this is supposed to be a financial institution, right? I was always under the impression that financial institutions had fairly high dress code standards, because, well, they're all professional 'n' shit - so WTF is *anyone* doing walking around with Che T-shirts or tie-dye anything?

Posted by: chemjeff at March 06, 2012 12:41 AM (7FadD)

539 I go to the managing director first thing, tell her I hacked the account, and quit if that's the case. I'm willing to lose my own job, but I won't risk hers. That's not an option.
Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 12:37 AM (R5yLq)


IT would investigate, find out you're wrong, the police would get involved (DMCA or whatever), everybody would be screwed left, right, and center.

The only thing you CAN do here is stick to the truth. I don't expect your Sup did it, though.

Everyone's harshing on HR Lady. Obviously I don't know her, but she strikes me as a functionary who can handle regular stuff but is over her head when the script changes.

I mean, I'm not gonna give her a medal, but I feel sorry for her. Until I find out she was working with Cheboy, which is an unknown at this point.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 12:42 AM (bxiXv)

540 SoS;

One reason that I say to contact a lawyer IMMEDIATELY is HR Queen's decision that the death threats were "not credible". She is not qualified to make that assessment, and again she's trying to bluff her way out of this. Since legal did not send you that assessment (and even if they did), it could be shredded to shit once an affadavit is written up and questions are asked under oath.

At this point, your days are numbered there. Either they'll find something to fire you with, Che's buddies will keep vandalizing your car and other property, or they'll make every day there a hell

Better to get a cash settlement now. If they're really run that way, sooner or later the company will go tits up anyway from incompetence

Posted by: kbdabear at March 06, 2012 12:42 AM (Y+DPZ)

541 a message like this in an HR dispute is about as credible as... well...
"aliens were trying to steal the cookies so I ate them to keep the
aliens from getting them!"

Doh!

Posted by: homer simpson at March 06, 2012 12:42 AM (6RnvM)

542 Can that big chick from bridesmaids play the HR lady

Can we all play ourselves in the movie?

Posted by: bibi's boobs destroy at March 06, 2012 12:42 AM (SRNRs)

543 The one thing I am 98% sure of is HR lady is toast as well as che che the rainbow warrior. Otherwise we find out tomorrow night (crosses fingers).

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 06, 2012 12:43 AM (r+9M6)

544 dammit! "from orbit" not "from space"

I mean, you know what I meant, but that's no excuse for me f'n it up

I denounce myself for improper paraphrasing of one of the greatest movie lines of all time

Posted by: Vice President of Operations at March 06, 2012 12:43 AM (JMmQ9)

545 I'm not a regular here but I happened to stumble across SoS's little story, and I've been wearing out the "refresh" button on my keyboard. Can't believe how stupid the HR lady is, thinking her flagrant violation(s) of the law aren't going to land on her head Real Soon Now...

Anyway, I'm de-lurking to answer this bit from chemjeff:

510
Merovign, you're probably right about these things, my mind just
naturally drifts a little bit into the paranoid zone when it comes to
things like computer security, because I know it can be forged


Don't worry too much chemjeff. Yes, email can be forged, but there are a whole lot of details you'd have to get right to do it. Anyone who doesn't work in I.T. probably wouldn't know about those details, which means any attempted email forgery by someone other than an I.T. professional would be completely obvious to an expert. And it would look real bad in court when the expert witness shows up and says, "Your Honor, members of the jury, this email cannot possibly have been written by StuckOnStupid. If he had written it, this bit here would look like this, not like that. And then there's this other bit over here... and this other bit as well..."

Keeping it non-technical so as not to lose the non-IT folks, but I'm sure the other IT people around here know what I'm talking about. IP addresses are just the beginning, there's quite a bit more.

Posted by: A lurker who works in IT at March 06, 2012 12:43 AM (KLdky)

546 I think it was most likely an old-fashioned screw-up, by a shaky-fingered HRette who never had to deal with this before. I can't see any way this could be a predetermined move; her erstwhile allies are going to read this and the first thing they are going to want to do is scrape all her Fail off their clothes. "It wasn't me; I just got emailed this stuff! Help!!"

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at March 06, 2012 12:44 AM (QTHTd)

547 "WTF??? NO!!! If it was your supervisor who sent out the blast email by
hacking, then she's responsible. Don't act like the knight in shining
armor."

If my supervisor did do this, and I highly doubt it - but if that she did she did it for me. So if that were the case then yes, I would resign immediately and make sure the matter would be closed with no further investigation.

But like I said, I can't imagine she is - I'm almost positive she doesn't have the access and she certainly doesn't have the hacking skills to pull something like this off, not that I think she would even if she could.


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 12:44 AM (R5yLq)

548 Can we all play ourselves in the movie?

except SOS will be played by Matt Damon!

Posted by: chemjeff at March 06, 2012 12:44 AM (7FadD)

549 @Some guy you don't know

No offense taken.

I've been doing ops management and HR for some time. Here's how I'm looking at this:

1. The Che shirt and related kerfluffle is a nothing burger. Nobody violated the 'protected characteristics' of anyone else.
2. The death threats are an issue for SOS (for the obvious reasons) but are primarily a concern between him and the individuals. The company is likely going to try to maintain that position and distance themselves from that part. (as the HR bimbo tried unsuccessfully to spin it, it was personal-to- personal emails). Just because they position it that way, doesn't make it accurate. Che-Shirt did repeat similar threats during the "smelly shirt" confrontation at the workplace and the company has not yet address this. Unfortunately, that's going to cut both ways, since SOS replied with 'headed out there now, if you'd care to join me'. If, as others said, SOS goes 'victim' and files a police report, the cards should get re-dealt more in his favor, but it then goes entirely back to a civil matter between him and those who threatened him... unless someone makes good on the threat. Then the company would be potentially liable for failing to act to prevent it. Awkward cart before the horse thing. For now, there are no damages in this area for the company to be responsible for.
3. SOS's continued employment- barring an incident related to the threats, it's SOS vs. MANY. So, the company's choices are:
a) de-escalate the entire thing and sweep it under the rug.
b) Terminate MANY
c) Terminate SOS (and probably whomever painted the monitor, if that can be determined)
If the pick either termination scenario, it will be a question of which will cost less in unemployment. That answer is obvious. Everyone else gets a slap on the wrist/ reason to avoid an unemployment claim at a later date. The reason is that management will focus on business continuity over these types of arguments if they believe that it can't be de-escalated.
d) If it escalates into an investigation/ civil action about the threats, yeah, then they may target the people that threatened SOS, for the reasons that the retired cop said.

Posted by: Damiano at March 06, 2012 12:44 AM (A2+pr)

550 Did he agree with rbc's recommendation you go to the cops now? And I strongly suggest you call in sick tomorrow.
Posted by: bibi's boobs destroy at March 06, 2012 12:37 AM (SRNRs)

Not unless he really sees his doc and complains of stress related symptoms. If he does, more paper trail for the lawyer to cream over. She may marry him before this is over.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 06, 2012 12:44 AM (NVu2l)

551 I worked on this too long to just shut up: http://bit.ly/wusHUT

Posted by: ChicagoXile at March 06, 2012 12:44 AM (KViB9)

552 I go to the managing director first thing, tell her I hacked the account, and quit if that's the case

Don't. They _will_ file criminal charges against you for "unauthorized access" or your state's equivalent.

Posted by: Blanco Basura (Doofus) at March 06, 2012 12:45 AM (xKC/c)

553 go to the managing director first thing, tell her I hacked the account, and quit if that's the case

Take a deep breath. Nobody hacked anything. the hr scrunt sent the email. on purpose. I don't know what she was trying to accomplish, but it was her and there is no way they are going to be able to say it came from you. And no, your supervisor is in no way involved in any of this.

So did the judge say you say call the police now?

Posted by: bibi's boobs destroy at March 06, 2012 12:45 AM (SRNRs)

554 542
Can that big chick from bridesmaids play the HR lady



Can we all play ourselves in the movie?

Posted by: bibi's boobs destroy at March 06, 2012 12:42 AM (SRNRs)


You could do it as a Greek tragedy with masks and robes, and we could be the Chorus of Morons.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 06, 2012 12:45 AM (kaalw)

555 Can we all play ourselves in the movie?

Haha. I hope so. (camera pans down to fingers on a keyboard and CUT!)

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 06, 2012 12:46 AM (r+9M6)

556 God bless ya, SOS.

I am so proud of you.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at March 06, 2012 12:46 AM (DGIjM)

557 1) I would not call in sick, but I'd definitely eat lunch at my desk or offsite.

2) Sympathetic or otherwise, people will stop by your desk. Have a script, something like "I *really* want to talk about it, but it wouldn't be appropriate until after this gets settled, so for now I'm just gonna keep working."

The added benefit to #2 is Cheboy is going to be blathering his fool head off, so this slides the target back onto his head, where it belongs.

Sadly, I can totally see the big bosses ignoring the details and trying to treat this like a schoolyard squabble. Which, in the end, won't work. But I don't have any control over that.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 12:46 AM (bxiXv)

558 Huh. The "compose your post" box has bold and italic buttons, but apparently they don't create the correct HTML...

The word italic in this line was italicized with the buttons.

The word <i>italic</i> in this line was italicized by writing my own HTML.

Let's see what happens.

Posted by: A lurker who works in IT at March 06, 2012 12:47 AM (KLdky)

559 so who should play HR Queen?
I'm thinking Janeane Garofalo

and in the final scene, SOS's character should kick HR Queen in the vag

Posted by: chemjeff at March 06, 2012 12:47 AM (7FadD)

560 I think eye-ties work like this now

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at March 06, 2012 12:48 AM (QTHTd)

561 StuckOnStupid: Your supervisor is quite likely well protected. No Matter What.

From what you've posted, it seems to me that your career is on the line, and you are finished at your current company. It looks to me like you need to decide to not be finished working, forever, and take a big pile of money and scalps when you leave, or learn to like working at gas stations or saying "Hi" at Wally World.

Hand all of this over to your lawyer tomorrow. Your lawyer will be in a better position to protect your boss than you are.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 06, 2012 12:48 AM (+gcxG)

562 I just can't see her doing this and I'm almost
positive she doesn't have access to HR email account as far as I know..
but if she did then this all stops tomorrow. I go to the managing
director first thing, tell her I hacked the account, and quit if that's
the case. I'm willing to lose my own job, but I won't risk hers. That's
not an option.


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 12:37 AM

Do NOT tell them you hacked the account yourself just to be the nice guy

The company will not only fire you but they'll also press criminal charges against you that will be stapled at the top of every background check done on you by future companies you interview with




Posted by: kbdabear at March 06, 2012 12:48 AM (Y+DPZ)

563 Use [ and ], not < and >.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at March 06, 2012 12:48 AM (QTHTd)

564 I'm not running away from thi

Running away? Uh no, you are retaining and getting step by step instructions from your attorney before you get back in the line of fire. Whose advise you should follow to the letter.

Posted by: bibi's boobs destroy at March 06, 2012 12:48 AM (SRNRs)

565 "
The one thing I am 98% sure of is HR lady is toast as well as che che
the rainbow warrior. Otherwise we find out tomorrow night (crosses
fingers)."

I have a feeling your probably right, which makes the mystery of the email that much deeper. A disgruntled underling maybe? But if so they have to know they are going to wind up losing there job over this.. I mean sending it to the directory privately is one thing, but the whole group? And it's not like I really know anyone in HR well at all - nobody that would stick there neck out for me like this at any rate.

Well, if nothing else there is definitely going to be a serious amount of bovine excrement striking the fan in the morning.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 12:48 AM (R5yLq)

566 I don't worry if Romney won't "slow the decline". I fear what warp-speed lever Barry will pull the moment he no longer has any further election for which he needs to court voters' goodwill. And if indeed the wheels fall off when Romney's in office and we get blamed for it, I'd rather bear the burden of being wrongly accused of the malfunction than the triumph of a weak "I told you so" as I sink in the cratered wreckage of the country.

Posted by: sistrum at March 06, 2012 12:49 AM (AyryN)

567 standards, because, well, they're all professional 'n' shit - so WTF is *anyone* doing walking around with Che T-shirts or tie-dye anything?
Posted by: chemjeff at March 06, 2012 12:41 AM (7FadD)

Why would you think financial institutions are conservative?

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 06, 2012 12:50 AM (NVu2l)

568 and the choice for who should play SOS's bulldog lawyer in the movie is obvious - Ann Coulter

oh and Christina Hendricks should play SOS's supervisor

Posted by: chemjeff at March 06, 2012 12:51 AM (7FadD)

569 SOS, sorry I suggested it, it wasn't your boss, I was just playing caper. It is almost certainly HR lady. So accident or malice is the question.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 06, 2012 12:51 AM (r+9M6)

570 You've got to wonder what stupid shirt Che'boy will wear tomorrow.

Posted by: buzzion at March 06, 2012 12:51 AM (GULKT)

571 Did I miss something? Where did all this talk of "financial institutions" w/regard to the Epic SoS Saga come from?

Posted by: Vice President of Operations at March 06, 2012 12:52 AM (JMmQ9)

572 In the movie.. I would like the be the hot girl with hardly any lines.. but sleeps with everyone.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at March 06, 2012 12:52 AM (DGIjM)

573 Ok, so there is serious girl on girl action complete with naked boobeh squeezing on this Sci-fi show I'm watching called "lost girl".

Yup, finally a Sci-fi show worth a shit.

Posted by: Berserker at March 06, 2012 12:52 AM (FMbng)

574 The good news: I hear unemployment lasts 99 weeks now!

Posted by: cherry at March 06, 2012 12:53 AM (OhYCU)

575 570
You've got to wonder what stupid shirt Che'boy will wear tomorrow.


this one?
http://tinyurl.com/6p6pwv5

Posted by: chemjeff at March 06, 2012 12:53 AM (7FadD)

576 Got it, thanks Hobo.

Posted by: A lurker who works in IT at March 06, 2012 12:53 AM (KLdky)

577 Why would you think financial institutions are conservative?

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 06, 2012 12:50 AM (NVu2l)


All institutions have a "customer-facing" side and a "back-office" side. The back-office side of financial institutions is addicted to OPM (Other People's Money), so guess where they fall politically.....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 06, 2012 12:53 AM (kaalw)

578 Keeping it non-technical so as not to lose the non-IT folks, but I'm sure the other IT people around here know what I'm talking about. IP addresses are just the beginning, there's quite a bit more.
Posted by: A lurker who works in IT at March 06, 2012 12:43 AM (KLdky)


Basically you'd have to run the e-mail server, the network, and the backups. For starters. You've have to have an intimate knowledge of all your OS and separate security software. And you'd have to care enough about the situation to spend hours on it, and not know anyone who could betray that you spent hours on this side project. (You could cut the time down if backups were not involved.)

And then, after all that, you, IT Mad Genius, would have to be dumb enough to think that this e-mail would be a game-changer in an already-evolving HR pileup.

You would *really* have to hate HR lady. A *lot*.

Depending on the size of the company, no one in the above position may have even heard of the scuffle.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 12:53 AM (bxiXv)

579 "Why would you think financial institutions are conservative?"

Were a third party company that handles certain services, the account I work on is for a financial institution - and it's a casual dress environment. Can't really say much more than that without risking violating the NDA's - but ya, some people push that "casual" dress thing to an extreme.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 12:54 AM (R5yLq)

580 @570

The one with his own blood down the front of it?

Posted by: Blanco Basura (Doofus) at March 06, 2012 12:54 AM (xKC/c)

581 572 In the movie.. I would like the be the hot girl with hardly any lines.. but sleeps with everyone.
Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at March 06, 2012 12:52 AM (DGIjM)


...

...

We *seriously* need to talk.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 12:55 AM (bxiXv)

582 ErikW at March 06, 2012 12:13 AM

Eric, Word Pad is still in Vista. It's under Start/Programs/Accessories/WordPad

Posted by: creeper at March 06, 2012 12:55 AM (gre5a)

583 I've already said "call the po-pos" like 9 times, so here's 10.

I hope SOS has time to talk to the Barracuda before work tomorrow.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 12:56 AM (bxiXv)

584 oh and Christina Hendricks should play SOS's supervisor <<<<

I just came a little.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 06, 2012 12:56 AM (r+9M6)

585 "
SOS, sorry I suggested it, it wasn't your boss, I was just playing
caper. It is almost certainly HR lady. So accident or malice is the
question."

The HR Lady? Well, if it was an accident it was a damn big one.. if it was malice, well, she didn't just shoot herself in the foot, she blew the damn thing off with a shotgun, then reloaded and took aim at the other one...

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 12:56 AM (R5yLq)

586 I'm supposed to be researching tonight for a story.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 12:56 AM (bxiXv)

587 Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 12:54 AM

OK, apparently I missed that detail

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 06, 2012 12:56 AM (JMmQ9)

588
@544

Vice President of Operations... YOU ARE FIRED!!

Posted by: The Donald at March 06, 2012 12:57 AM (QK1XT)

589 I just noticed that Maet is trying to screw with my orientation to time. The ONT thread is dated from a month ago. I have a hard enough time without losing external clues.

Posted by: someone at March 06, 2012 12:57 AM (bqjJT)

590 575
570

You've got to wonder what stupid shirt Che'boy will wear tomorrow.

this one?
http://tinyurl.com/6p6pwv5


Posted by: chemjeff at March 06, 2012 12:53 AM (7FadD)


He'd be better off wearing this one -- http://shirt.woot.com/friends.aspx?k=14319

Posted by: cthulhu at March 06, 2012 12:58 AM (kaalw)

591 You've got to wonder what stupid shirt Che'boy will wear tomorrow. <<<

I bet he goes with "I'm with Stupid".

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 06, 2012 12:59 AM (r+9M6)

592 SOS- I wouldn't concern myself with the 'email mystery' so much if I were you. That will settle itself tomorrow.

For now, I'd recommend Merovign's advice- get your "I'd rather not discuss this, thanks" script down and otherwise keep your head down and keep playing the cards as they come off the deck.

Whatever you do, DO NOT accept responsibility for anything that you did not do NO MATTER WHAT. I don't think it will come to it, but it would be better for ALL the good guys to lose their jobs and move on to a better environment than for you or any of the good guys escalate this into hacking charges by trying to be noble.

Posted by: Damiano at March 06, 2012 12:59 AM (A2+pr)

593 Good night all!

SOS.. keep up the good work! I am so proud of you.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at March 06, 2012 12:59 AM (DGIjM)

594 she blew the damn thing off with a shotgun, then reloaded and took aim at the other one...

Well she already proved she had the tardisil shot from what she said in your little 'interview"

Posted by: bibi's boobs destroy at March 06, 2012 12:59 AM (SRNRs)

595 A lurker who works in IT
The HTML has been turned off, IT lurker, because of troll abuse. Ace is supposed to be working on a new site that'll be fixed.

Use brackets but only the b-bold, s-strike, i-italic and u-underline work. The hot linking URL box for use with your name/sock works but it won't take YouTube, tinyurl or, if I'm not mistaken, image files.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 06, 2012 01:02 AM (6RnvM)

596 The "confess to protect" thing would fail horribly anyway. It would command an investigation, a criminal one. They would get here eventually.

Don't even THINK about it, I know you want to protect your new friend, she sounds like good peeps.

I think she knows better than to do that anyway.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 01:02 AM (bxiXv)

597 Posted by: The Donald at March 06, 2012 12:57 AM

....{shame}.... always read what you've written before hitting "post"....I've learned my lesson (which I will forget before sundown tomorrow)

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 06, 2012 01:02 AM (JMmQ9)

598 I can see by your comments here SoS that you're speculating and contingency planning which tells me that you're emotionally compromised and you need a lawyer immediately

Do not be fooled if things appear to be settled and forgotten. Companies will be patient and wait for enough time to pass to make it look as if you were terminated for other causes in order to legally cover their asses. Might be three, six months and you'll think it's forgotten when you get that summons to HR and they give you a bullshit reason they're letting you go. You'll be given your last check, and exit interview, and security will have your personal belongings in a brown box as they escort you out.

Later this week or early next week if you're still there, take a look in Careerbuilder or Monster to see if your job is being advertised. That's always a sure sign you're days are numbered

Posted by: kbdabear at March 06, 2012 01:03 AM (Y+DPZ)

599 Damiano, I believe you are overlooking some things. I agree that the original shirt kerfluffle was a nothingburger. However, the situation escalated into corporate oh-shit territory when Cheboy's supervisor sent out the email essentially targeting SOS ("one person", "come by my office and I'll fill you in"--paraphrased). Major HR regs broken here. Further escalated by HR doofette by attempt to discipline SOS without concurrently disciplining supervisor; when he said he wanted to take it up the supervisory line, higher management should have been called right then and there. I could go on. I'm sure that the company could take the line you are proposing, maybe it is even likely to do so. But, I've been a troubleshooter in enough situations of this sort (the outside "Pro From Dover") that I see major corporate headache, especially if the company has any sort of contract-related Congressional oversight.

Posted by: texette at March 06, 2012 01:04 AM (+NF/6)

600 Mark Belling (radio, Milwaukee) had an interesting story on today. Apparently a custodial worker whose company had a contract with a local high school was fired because union thug teachers demanded she remove her pro Scott Walker sign from her personal car. Their were plenty of cars in the lot with Recall Walker signs. The part time custodial worker went to work and her supervisor told her the teachers had complained and she had to remove the sign or she would be fired. She refused and they fired her. They told her they would get her set up with unemployment and help her find another job. The supervisor implied her sign was endangering their contract with the school-apparently the union thugs had told the supervisor the company would be fired if the worker didn't remove her sign. The worker contacted Mark Belling, who talked about it, and she got a call inviting her back to work- it was all a big misunderstanding. She's pretty worried about her safety from what Belling said as well.

Posted by: Timwi at March 06, 2012 01:04 AM (pdhxN)

601 I really have nothing to add to this discussion.

Posted by: Sexual Harassment Panda at March 06, 2012 01:04 AM (/izg2)

602 I've had to push back to HR a couple of times, knowing what the rules are.

In my case they didn't take it personally and I didn't make a crusade out of it, I was okay with being the exception who knew the rules.

They weren't onerous examples, though, just minor things. I have the "stickler for details" gene.

Unfortunately now I have the "can't remember the details" drug side-effects.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 01:05 AM (bxiXv)

603 OK, I vote we get up a petition to strongly suggest that StuckOnStupid change his nic to 'BallsOfBrass'. All in favor?

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 06, 2012 01:05 AM (GLzKw)

604 Nice representing SoS. This is how a tide of abuse is stopped. The first brave stand. That gives others courage. You deserve accolade.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at March 06, 2012 01:05 AM (GE1+K)

605 Hey, sorry I'm late guys. I was ugh..a little busy.

Posted by: Just Had Sex With Fluke at March 06, 2012 01:06 AM (ldOlo)

606 >>>'BallsOfBrass'. All in favor?


I was thinking steel.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at March 06, 2012 01:06 AM (GE1+K)

607 Ok, so there is serious girl on girl action complete with naked boobeh
squeezing on this Sci-fi show I'm watching called "lost girl".

It's a Canadian show so enjoy the side boobage etc.

I enjoyed the first season (that you're probably watching now) but I PVR weekly recorded about 15 of the second season without watching them and then realized I didn't have the time to watch all of them [doh!] while watching my other daily recordings so I deleted them all and will try to watch them one-by-one in the summer repeats.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 06, 2012 01:07 AM (6RnvM)

608 Well she already proved she had the tardisil shot from what she said in your little 'interview"
Posted by: bibi's boobs destroy at March 06, 2012 12:59 AM (SRNRs)

People never read the fine print. When I got a cortisone shot, one of the side effects listed was temporary insanity. I looked at the doc and said, "So, if I kill someone, I can get away with it."

He said, "Yep."

What a missed opportunity.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 06, 2012 01:07 AM (NVu2l)

609 In the movie.. I would like the be the hot girl with hardly any lines.. but sleeps with everyone.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at March 06, 2012 12:52 AM (DGIjM)

I'm back, have no idea what this references but all I know is SIGN ME UP!

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 01:07 AM (4ixH5)

610 wait a minute....

Posted by: I just had sex with Fluke, too at March 06, 2012 01:07 AM (JMmQ9)

611 603, Agreed.

Posted by: Gern Blandsden at March 06, 2012 01:08 AM (4qU0l)

612 601 I really have nothing to add to this discussion.
Posted by: Sexual Harassment Panda at March 06, 2012 01:04 AM (/izg2)


I am laughing like an idiot right now.

I am TOTALLY going to get a stuffed panda and give it to an HR peep, if I ever have one again.

I don't know where I picked it it, I call coworkers (esp friendly ones) "peeps."

I am not a child or a hipster, that's just how I roll.

Sexual Harassment Panda. Heh.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 01:08 AM (bxiXv)

613 All institutions have a "customer-facing" side and a
"back-office" side. The back-office side of financial institutions is
addicted to OPM (Other People's Money), so guess where they fall
politically.....


Posted by: cthulhu at March 06, 2012 12:53 AM

Back when I had a regular job at a huge financial institution I worked in commercial loan operations.

I can affirm the above as absolutely correct

I met more conservatives working in the shops at a major studio than I did with the bank


Posted by: kbdabear at March 06, 2012 01:09 AM (Y+DPZ)

614 Well, were pretty much off in the Twilight Zone now. No idea where the email came from, but I just can't believe my supervisor could or would so I seriously doubt that's going to be an issue.

As to the rest, well, I guess we'll see what happens tomorrow. I think if nothing else I should have a pretty good idea where I stand and what my next move should be when I see how the managing director responds to all of this, and I guess we'll take it from there.


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 01:10 AM (R5yLq)

615 I'm getting so used to seeing tardisil that now I have to stop and think for a second, "Oh, Wait - that's not it's real name. Non-morons don't know what tardisil is."

Posted by: someone at March 06, 2012 01:10 AM (bqjJT)

616 I still am gobsmacked that HR lady answered the question about the supervisor.

No sane HR person would answer that question, they would say they can't comment on anything involving other employees records.

That was a jaw-dropping failure, I mean like chin-smacks-chest.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 01:10 AM (bxiXv)

617 I was thinking steel.

Well, that's good, too, but I was going for symmetry: SoS = BoB.

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 06, 2012 01:11 AM (GLzKw)

618 @ texette

You're right. I missed that part. Also missed that this is a financial institution, so there all sorts of extras to contend with in addition to the usual state/ fed HR gobbledygook.

Still, most company I know will do everything possible to minimize the damage rather than go with the clean house solution. No matter how many people need jobs, it's a bitch to replace as many people that need replacing in this scenario.

If they concede to eliminating one of the people going against SOS (with the exception of whomever painted the monitor), it creates a situation where SOS holds all the cards. Bad poker even if it's ethically correct.

Posted by: Damiano at March 06, 2012 01:12 AM (A2+pr)

619 what my next move should be

Your next move is talk to the barracuda. The move after that is do whatever she says. Don't get pulled into any kind of discussion. Someone I know that she was smarter than the other people involved and talked. They screwed her sideways in the ass, with a pineapple.

Posted by: bibi's boobs destroy at March 06, 2012 01:13 AM (SRNRs)

620 I still can't believe she went with the "here sign this" gambit. I guess it works on the less educated.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 06, 2012 01:13 AM (r+9M6)

621 All one needs to screw Fluke is a gas station condom and a big can of Raid.

Posted by: Mr. Wonderful at March 06, 2012 01:13 AM (z8HSj)

622 Well, that's good, too, but I was going for symmetry: SoS = BoB.
Posted by: OregonMuse at March 06, 2012 01:11 AM (GLzKw)

No, no, no. BoB stands for Bunch of Bozos. That is why I call government BoB for short.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 06, 2012 01:14 AM (NVu2l)

623 610
wait a minute....

Posted by: I just had sex with Fluke, too at March 06, 2012 01:07 AM (JMmQ9)

Dude, you didn't "just have sex", that was, like so totally 17 guys ago!

Posted by: Sandra Slut at March 06, 2012 01:14 AM (7FadD)

624 No sane HR person would answer that question, they would say they can't comment on anything involving other employees records.



That was a jaw-dropping failure, I mean like chin-smacks-chest.

Well tomorrow cheche's supervisor may get a disciplinary letter to sign in an attempt to cover tracks.

'Cuz otherwise it's just SOS said - HR drone said regarding that point. Yeah, we fully intended to dicipline both parties, but wanted to deal with SOS first. Or some other BS.

Posted by: someone at March 06, 2012 01:15 AM (bqjJT)

625 I have to vote Barracuda here. Even if it's just an introduction. She will probably have a 3-minute "don't do X" speech.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 01:15 AM (bxiXv)

626 okay as long as bob doesn't nose type his comments.

Posted by: BOB nose-typing at March 06, 2012 01:15 AM (6RnvM)

627 SOS, when kdabear suggested you might be emotionally compromised, it rang true for me. No matter how well we believe we are handling something, it is usually not as well as we think. Gut-check yourself on a regular basis through this, and consider the advice regarding attorney and police. I wish to hell I knew which company it was, but don't you dare tell anybody. That's just my own burning curiosity, which does you no good.

Posted by: texette at March 06, 2012 01:16 AM (+NF/6)

628 Howdy folks!

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at March 06, 2012 01:16 AM (vQqVg)

629 Posted by: Sexual Harassment Panda


I am laughing like an idiot right now.




That episode makes me crack up every time. I've been fortunate to work for small ( < 10 ) businesses most of my life, but the few times I have had to work with HR "professionals" in large corporations I ended up wondering how most of them kept their jobs. Or who they blew to get their jobs in the first place.

Posted by: NC Ref at March 06, 2012 01:17 AM (/izg2)

630 Heya Joffen! What's up.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at March 06, 2012 01:17 AM (QTHTd)

631 No, no, no. BoB stands for Bunch of Bozos. That is why I call government BoB for short.
hey111

Posted by: BOB nose-typing at March 06, 2012 01:17 AM (6RnvM)

632 I'm not a fan of unions, but if you're paying the dues at least get your money's worth. I used to be a steward and the rule was NEVER go into a disciplinary meeting without a steward or union rep present. Actually I was usually called in as the steward by the manager herself, she knew the rules well enough that she knew how to handle things.

One thing as a steward (AKA public defender) that I hated was when an employee lied to me, it always came out in documentation and I felt like an idiot in there.

I didn't really hate unions until I became a steward and met with the union officers. Fucking bunch of communists with bad attitudes

Posted by: kbdabear at March 06, 2012 01:17 AM (Y+DPZ)

633 anyway, time for me to go to bed
I can't wait to tune in for the next exciting episode of SOS employment drama tomorrow
please do keep us posted! you've hooked us all in now

good night

Posted by: chemjeff at March 06, 2012 01:17 AM (7FadD)

634 @630: Busy as fuck. We're doing inventory at work and it freaking blows. Plus I'm moving into my new apartment. How is everyone?

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at March 06, 2012 01:19 AM (RLz4C)

635 How is everyone?<<<<

Great. We're gonna be in a movie.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 06, 2012 01:20 AM (r+9M6)

636 I'm fine. The right eye still hurts a little bit, but with artificial tears and so forth the vision is getting better. I'm typing this using that eye. Can't vouch 100% for spelling

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at March 06, 2012 01:21 AM (QTHTd)

637 The company will try hard to protect itself now. Even if you like the people, remember that a company, like any form of bureaucracy, is animalistic in its response to threats.

Unless the directors have a really strong ethical sense, there's a *very* good chance that you'll get a "fired, settle out of court" offer no matter *how* many of McGurt's crew are lefty thugs causing trouble, or how incompetent HR Lady is.

They will take emboldened thugs tomorrow over a hostile workplace suit today 99 times out of 100.

Even *really* decent managers, because their first duty is to the company and the stockholders.

If they (sensibly) believe that's clearing out vandals and thugs in preference to getting rid of someone who would fall on his sword for his supervisor, they will do that.

But they will probably take the "make it stop fast" route, which means mollifying the thugs and removing the nail that stood up.

If they *do* take the honorable, sensible route, they will have earned a lot of respect from us... morons...

Um, that doesn't sound like it's as much of a payoff as I meant it to...

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 01:21 AM (bxiXv)

638 The sad thing about this whole SOS kerfluffle is that, on a bigger perspective, it show the imbeciles that are "managing" things these days.

I remember when being in HR or management required actual accomplishments that exceeded a Wymen's Studies degree. Something like, oh... actual job experience.

Then again, I remember a time when we expected the same thing from Presidents.



Oh... get off my lawn.

Posted by: Damiano at March 06, 2012 01:21 AM (A2+pr)

639 620
I still can't believe she went with the "here sign this" gambit. I guess it works on the less educated.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 06, 2012 01:13 AM

That's what she said!!

Posted by: Michael Scott at March 06, 2012 01:21 AM (Y+DPZ)

640 In the movie I hope I get to work under Christina Hendricks.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at March 06, 2012 01:21 AM (QTHTd)

641 One of the first things that the lawyer is likely to ask is, "well, what do you want?" And one of the first things you'll learn is "going back to the way things were" is not one of the available options.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 06, 2012 01:22 AM (kaalw)

642 That episode makes me crack up every time.

Posted by: NC Ref at March 06, 2012 01:17 AM (/izg2)


The really funny thing is, I had no idea that was from a TV show.

I just thought it was funny.

I use the phrase "sad panda" a lot.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 01:23 AM (bxiXv)

643 Or who they blew to get their jobs in the first place.

Posted by: NC Ref at March 06, 2012 01:17 AM (/izg2)


Doesn't "human resources" just mean "cocksuckers" in business speak?

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 01:24 AM (4ixH5)

644 Ok, my dog says its time to go sleepies. Nite all.

Posted by: bibi's boobs destroy at March 06, 2012 01:24 AM (SRNRs)

645 Multiple death/terroristic threats in the workplace (with a touch of vandalism) provable, w/o any action (immediate termination of the offending parties) means you're into to punitive damages country.

Posted by: the dude in the jag at March 06, 2012 01:24 AM (do/nJ)

646 I don't know M, the whole company knows of certain people who sent death threats. I don't know how those people reasonably keep their jobs. What if they accost someone totally different in the future? Those guys must go.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 06, 2012 01:24 AM (r+9M6)

647 " Gut-check yourself on a regular basis through this, and consider the advice regarding attorney and police."

Well this all started on a Friday, and I don't work weekends so thus far the company has only had one day really to respond and though their initial response has been.. lol.. well less than exemplary so far that's only one person in HR.

The death threats will get turned over to the police so a report can be filed for documentation purposes, but it wasn't really at the top of the list for a couple of reasons. First of course while the police will file a report lets be honest, it's not like they will show up with dogs and helicopters over something like this, so other than for documentation informing the police really won't do much.

I've already gotten great legal advice from my friend the Judge, I'll chat with the barracuda tomorrow when I get off work. My ultimate goal her is not a lawsuit, never has been. I don't want one, and will only go down that road if it's absolutely necessary.

I guess I'll know better tomorrow, I'll have to see how this group email from HR affects things. That one came straight out of left field and pretty much throws a serious monkey wrench into just about everything. While I was intending on involving the managing director shortly if I couldn't get HR to investigate the threats, I was going to handle it directly and not make a big deal out of it in front of my co-workers.

Now, well, pretty much everyone knows about my monitor, the death threats, the whole 9 - sort of changes the game dramatically.


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 01:25 AM (R5yLq)

648 I still don't get the Christina Hendricks thing unless you are in to tubbies.

Morena Baccarin however is worth giving up real estate for.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 06, 2012 01:26 AM (NVu2l)

649 No plan survives contact with the enemy. That's why you call them "the enemy."

Posted by: texette at March 06, 2012 01:28 AM (+NF/6)

650 Leaked footage of the crack HR team at SoS's company:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_12E1EN6fs

With that, goodnight all

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at March 06, 2012 01:29 AM (QTHTd)

651 Merovign I can't believe you haven't seen it! Must. Watch.

My other favoritest line from that show is "I know a certain kitty who's sleeping with Mommy tonight!"

http://tinyurl.com/2c8sgng

Posted by: NC Ref at March 06, 2012 01:29 AM (/izg2)

652 I still don't get the Christina Hendricks thing unless you are in to tubbies.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 06, 2012 01:26 AM (NVu2l)


Real curves, big tits...I honestly can't explain it better than that.

Posted by: Robert likes curves and tits at March 06, 2012 01:30 AM (4ixH5)

653 Fox canceled Terra Nova if anyone is wondering.

http://tinyurl.com/7cu782x

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 01:31 AM (4ixH5)

654 641 One of the first things that the lawyer is likely to ask is, "well, what do you want?" And one of the first things you'll learn is "going back to the way things were" is not one of the available options.
Posted by: cthulhu at March 06, 2012 01:22 AM (kaalw)


I would answer something like:

"I didn't start this confrontation, but it has irrevocably changed my work situation, and not for the better. I will be faced with persistent problems with harassment, a hostile work environment and I have no confidence that my employer will or is able to control this. They do not appear to take this problem seriously, even though it involves death threats. I like my job and employment is a hard thing to come by these days, how in the world can I solve this problem?"

Yes, I have used the word "irrevocably" in conversation.

Shut up.

Anyway, you can't *force* your employer to deal with this rationally. Even if you could legally you couldn't *physically*. They are the one making the decisions.

Pretty much what a lawyer does is make money helping you survive that decision (in this case).

I genuinely think they will get rid of you, they would rather keep entitled vandal shitheads than good, honorable people if it's easier to get it over with before Q4 ends.

Sucks to be them... largely because they let this shit get out of hand, apparently by allowing bully cliques to form, not coming down HARD on supervisor McGurt for the e-mail and issuing a response from HR to put a tarp over it, and then by not slapping the metaphorical FUCK out of Cheboy for coming back today to push that damned button again.

Remember that the decision-maker here will not see what you have seen, they get the edited version. They will probably talk to both supervisors and HR but not to you and Cheboy directly.

We audience members are getting a rise out of it, but it probably won't be a good week for you.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 01:32 AM (bxiXv)

655 I do make one prediction about this mess: Anyone who sent a threat over the company email system (to either home or company email) will be terminated, and the files turned over to the police by the company. If I am wrong, then that is one fucked-up organization, and, all bets are off.

Posted by: texette at March 06, 2012 01:33 AM (+NF/6)

656 Fox canceled Terra Nova if anyone is wondering.http://tinyurl.com/7cu782x
Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 01:31 AM (4ixH5)

I watched one episode. By the end, I was rooting for the dinosaurs to kill them all.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 06, 2012 01:34 AM (NVu2l)

657 Good luck tomorrow, SOS. Sounds like you've gotten good advice from the judge and are following it. Best you can do right now.

Posted by: Retread at March 06, 2012 01:34 AM (joSBv)

658 SOS, just remember, the main reason HR departments exist is to protect the company. Period. If you look at your situation from that point of view, the HR dipshit has massively screwed herself and most assuredly is obsessing about this whole situation right this minute. By letting this entire situation escalate, she will be in deep, deep trouble and she knows it.

If you send another request to HR regarding the threats (do this asap), and I assume a real person signed the email back to your inital request; depending onhow fast you want the shit to hit the fan, find out who that person's direct supervisor is and on your second request, cc the direct supervisor (you could use bcc - that would be a hoot!). Be sure to include that your work station has already been vandalized and that you're very concerned that your request is not being taken seriously.Be serious and polite, but stress your concern that this entire situation has not been taken seriously.

Whoever this person's direct supervisor is, they will definitely shit thebiggest brick their pants can hold.If you get a phone call from the direct supervisor, request a meeting to discuss the situation at their earliest convenience (don't settle for a phone call). When you get back from the meeting, send the person an email, thank the person for meeting with you then reiterate whatwas discussedin the meeting and what the final outcome was as you understand it. If you don't receive any communication from the direct supervisor, initate a meeting with that person.

Good luck, and try to remember most HR people aren't jerks; their prime directive is to protect thecompany from lawsuits but it certainly sounds like some people didn't get that memo. Even if the HR twatdoesn't get fired, her career with your company is pretty much baked.

Posted by: JoAnne Hearts Newt Panda at March 06, 2012 01:36 AM (8DdAv)

659 Geez, talk about late to the party. There were only three other posts about Word Pad before I cluttered the HQ up with mine. Sorry, friends.

Posted by: creeper at March 06, 2012 01:36 AM (gre5a)

660 Well SOS, as was said earlier- thing going back to the way they were before is not really an option... at least short term.

It never is when folks like the people here finally stand up for themselves instead of letting the libtard's stupidity go unanswered.

Just remember that stuff like this is never just a small matter of one-upping an idiot with a T-shirt. That T-shirt is a symptom of a vast, institutional hydra of ignorance and stupidity.

At the moment, thing probably feel pretty grim, but consider that if things were able to go back to the way they were, Che-Shirt would continue ramble on unchecked and you'd eventually end up leaving out of disgust or getting canned for something else. At least now, things cannot go back to the way they were and EVERYONE involved will have to realize that liberal nonsense doesn't function unless we tolerate it and do their work for them.

Oh, and I suggest 'JohnGalt' for a new nickname.

Posted by: Damiano at March 06, 2012 01:39 AM (A2+pr)

661 646 I don't know M, the whole company knows of certain people who sent death threats. I don't know how those people reasonably keep their jobs.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 06, 2012 01:24 AM (r+9M6)


Odds are the threats were sent from new webmail accounts, but they could still get caught.

The only plausible non-idiot reason I can think of for the e-mail leak from HR (if it was a leak) is that someone in HR (or IT) is trying to force management to deal with a problem in the workforce they have been ignoring.

Scenario - management plans to fire the victim and settle. HR mgr, IT dude, or VP pissed at the situation wants them to deal with the actual thugs, so they "go public" to force the company to act in the right direction.

Still not the most likely scenario, but could be.

Hell, SOS, you could have impressed HR Lady and prompted her into action!

I've been surprised by people I thought were hostile to me in companies saving my bacon or coming out with really admiring stuff. Who knows?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 01:40 AM (bxiXv)

662 Well you can better believe this Rush flap is all politics. A tech guy I follow on twitter made a stupid post about Rush and when I replied less politics more tech, he came back at me with It's not about Politics man. Its about being a decent human being. So I dashed off a few good lines of prose an left it at that. We'll see if he responds.

You can tell it's all politics when they tell you it isn't. Fucking libtards

Posted by: Zakn at March 06, 2012 01:41 AM (yP7ie)

663
You 'da Man SoS and my vote for new handle would be:

Slayer Of Socialist...

Posted by: beanervt at March 06, 2012 01:41 AM (KZLoo)

664 Break a leg tomorrow, SoS. And, no, that wasn't a threat.
;^)

Posted by: andycanuck at March 06, 2012 01:42 AM (6RnvM)

Posted by: NC Ref at March 06, 2012 01:43 AM (/izg2)

666 damn

Posted by: NC Ref at March 06, 2012 01:43 AM (/izg2)

667 "...the wealthy would have a tub with a stool in it..."

Ok, that is gross, Maetenloch. I doubt it very seriously.


Posted by: Kevin at March 06, 2012 01:44 AM (3o64G)

668 I've already gotten great legal advice from my
friend the Judge, I'll chat with the barracuda tomorrow when I get off
work. My ultimate goal her is not a lawsuit, never has been. I don't
want one, and will only go down that road if it's absolutely necessary.



Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 01:25 AM

Lawsuit or not, retaining a lawyer means that the bullshit stops immediately.

HR Queen hoped that getting you to sign that piece of paper would make the thing go away quietly and you would legally admit to being at fault. Once you refused, the situation escalated. Had you signed it, you still would probably be canned but signing that paper would have been your "confession" that washed their hands of it

Chances are that by hiring the lawyer, eventually Che-boy and his buddies will be canned at the earliest opportune time, at intervals and for other reasons I'm sure the company would have good cause for to deflect litigation from them

Posted by: kbdabear at March 06, 2012 01:44 AM (Y+DPZ)

Posted by: NC Ref at March 06, 2012 01:44 AM (/izg2)

670 Missed it by "that" much!





















Posted by: texette at March 06, 2012 01:44 AM (+NF/6)

671 He probably can't be reasoned with, Zakn, but here are two good reports laying bare all of Sandra's lies that might move him.
http://tinyurl.com/7mdxa59

http://tinyurl.com/8x79xuc

(And goodnight now for keeps.)

Posted by: andycanuck at March 06, 2012 01:47 AM (6RnvM)

672 I'm thinking BBB -- as in "Big Brass Balls" and "Better Business Bureau".

Posted by: cthulhu at March 06, 2012 01:47 AM (kaalw)

673 Where did all that empty space come from? This place has gremlins.

Posted by: texette at March 06, 2012 01:47 AM (+NF/6)

674 And, SoS, you've done very well so far. Having a temper is an asset in some places, a liability in others -- and you've been pretty good about keeping yours on a leash. Kudos.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 06, 2012 01:49 AM (kaalw)

675 Ok. I'm going to make a prediction here. Being from Socal, I'm very used to the pattern, but attention whore Gloria Allred will be showing up in front of cameras with the lying whore, Mssssss FlUCK. Be ready for some more over the top hyperbole from Allred that'll leave you speechless.. But keep this in mind: Gloria hasn't had sex in 40 years, and has cob webs so thick in her crotch that she spends most of the day picking fly's out of the webs

Oh, and you've all read by now that Msssss FlUCK wrote a paper in 2011 that employers should cover sex change surgery or face lawsuits. I'm guessing she's a lesbian, and has never had sex.. So she just repeated liberal orthodoxy about birth control and embarrassed herself in front of the whole world. $3000? hehe yeah that hyperbole passes in feminist studies classes, but not in real life.

Oh, and maybe learn some good ol' math. You know, arithmetic. An employer cannot pay $100 grand for sex change surgery and the years of therapy. You understand math, right? nevermind.. Your type is currently all over the state dept. and the treasury. They wouldn't know how to subtract money out from money in and do a budget. I mean jeez, they're only running the gov't!

Posted by: Billy Barty at March 06, 2012 01:49 AM (u4/vX)

676 673
Where did all that empty space come from? This place has gremlins.

Posted by: texette at March 06, 2012 01:47 AM (+NF/6)


Heh -- look what autocorrect turned "gerbils" into!

Posted by: cthulhu at March 06, 2012 01:49 AM (kaalw)

677 Just remember that stuff like this is never just a small matter of one-upping an idiot with a T-shirt. That T-shirt is a symptom of a vast, institutional hydra of ignorance and stupidity.

Posted by: Damiano at March 06, 2012 01:39 AM (A2+pr)


I worked at a place where I was eyebrow-deep in far-left ideology.

I was *very* lucky that the place wasn't run like that, the top staff were old hippies but serious about business. I was never harassed or had serious problems with people.

I also never talked politics there, because I wasn't about to *start* shit where there wasn't any.

I don't recall any Che t-shirts, plenty of "coexist" bumper stickers, though.

My list of rejoinders for Ch-t-shirts starts with things leftists care about - Che hated Africans, Mexicans, Homosexuals, jeans and rock music, etc.

I wouldn't have opened with mass murder, because when the fuck did a lefty blink at mass murder? It's their freaking calling card.

But for the most part, even if you show them in Guevara's own words, they will say stupid shit like "we have to remember the good and forget the bad" (about Bush?), because they don't live in the real fucking world.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 01:50 AM (bxiXv)

678 Ewwww! Some that Pixy had on the server wheels? Yuck!

Posted by: Richard Gere's used gerbil disposal squad at March 06, 2012 01:52 AM (kaalw)

679 Lol... well thanks folks, appreciate all the great advice, all the support, and the chance to vent as well.

I'm headed off to bed now, really have to get some sleep or I won't be worth a crap at work tomorrow - thought that might turn out to be a moot point. Lol.

Either way I started this knowing full well I could get fired, or at the very least seriously curtail any chances I had of advancement with this company. So if that's how it all turns out well it won't be a huge shock by any means.


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 01:55 AM (R5yLq)

680 Night all. Get some rest SOS.

Posted by: texette at March 06, 2012 01:56 AM (+NF/6)

681 >>>I also never talked politics there, because I wasn't about to *start* shit where there wasn't any.

Yup, been there, done that too. I also worked at a small, hippy run shop in Austin and has all sort of fun debating politics with folks there, but that was a unique scenario where we all respected one another regardless.

Reading though SOSgate, however, keeps reminding me of the whole Atlas Shrugged mantra- these fools only have power and are able to continue what they do because we tolerate them a keep the machine moving despite them. As soon as we stop 'going along to get along' all the shit hits the fan really fast.

Credit where it's due: SOS's company can't go down that road anymore thanks to him.

Posted by: Damiano at March 06, 2012 01:57 AM (A2+pr)

682 I would always answer offensive shirts worn by others by me wearing even more offensive shirts to them.

The one that has a can of Raid, the one that kills bugs dead.

Mine said AIDS, kills fags dead. yeah always a crowd pleasure.

Some good old fashioned 1980's style belligerent T shirts are good too . Like the one with the marine sniper on the front that says "Visit lebanon, help a syrian meet allah, and "oops we just stepped in some shiite" on the back.

Then there is my fav that I wore at numerous gigs around the time some dickweed in japan said that americans were lazy. It reads as follows-

ATOM BOMB
made by lazy unproductive Americans
tested in japan
it worked fine both times


Fuckem, fight fire with a flamethrower.

Posted by: Berserker at March 06, 2012 01:59 AM (FMbng)

683 Oh.. as to the nick.. I picked it a quite a while back when some politician made a comment about conservatives being "stuck on stupid". I don't remember the exact quotation but I do recall there being a bit of blowback over the whole thing, and I chose the nick basically as my way of waving hello to the libertard in question by using my middle finger.

I probably should entertain the thought of changing it, I mean it really isn't topical anymore - but I'll give it some serious thought. Not sure I'm ready to start posting as "something - balls" just yet though.. lol..

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 01:59 AM (R5yLq)

684 One thing to keep in mind is that your remedies are likely financial, because a corporation is a financial person. If imprisoned, it's destroyed and all of its investors and employees are punished. Specific performance is rare for individuals because it smacks of slavery and almost as rare for corporations because it ties the hands of board members and executives that are subject to replacement. The reason that a corporation would offer you money instead of honor is because that's all they are and all they have -- much as the greenies would love to have "social impact financial statements" or whatever foolishness they keep putting on proxy cards, everyone knows the real numbers are on the balance sheet and PL. From a corporation, tribute in money is tribute in blood.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 06, 2012 02:01 AM (kaalw)

685 SoS, the morons here have given you a lot of advice - some of it good.
But *nothing* is as good as advice from an attorney you're paying for who's experienced in hostile workplace lawsuits and knows the full details of your situation.

Go see the barracuda, pay whatever it takes for a couple hours of consultation, and do _exactly_ what she says. This is one area where going cheap or winging it will lead to tears and regret.

Posted by: Mætenloch at March 06, 2012 02:03 AM (CkoMi)

686 If the place where I worked was a hotbed of liberal thuggery I could have done something about it (at risk of my job) - but it wasn't, so I didn't.

I also had a position of some special trust that I took seriously, I wasn't about to reveal anything I found by accident or do anything intrusive to anyone at all.

In the old days they used to joke about the "MIS Priesthood," but they had a point. We have the ability to do enormous damage, almost incalculable. I'm a joker, but some things I take seriously.

I really could not take sides from the position I was in, on *anything*. I was just nice to everyone and fixed stuff.

That might have changed if someone had been thuggish, but there was really no internal thuggery there. Some cliquishness but nothings serious.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 02:03 AM (bxiXv)

687 ATTENTION, MY FELLOW CARNIVORES:
The gourmet meat site, Dartagnan.com, has some great specials today, incl Wagyu burgers, $20/5 lbs, lamblegs (bone-in), $20/5-6 lbs, and rack of lamb, $20/2 (2 lbs total). [Love anything that has "rack" in it, heheh] Dartagnan has beautiful quality, mostly grass-fed meat, tho pricey, so these prices are exceptional.
My 42-lb order is coming wednesday...I'm already smelling the sweet smell of my famous butterflied stuffed lambleg on the grill, fondly called "The Extravalambza!"

Buon appetito, amici!

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at March 06, 2012 02:04 AM (IojUD)

688 When I worked for banking operations, it was a very diverse office in SoCal. While they were overwhelmingly liberal Democrats, they didn't get take the "diversity is our strength" to heart. On breaks outside, the Armenians, Mexicans, Asians, and Blacks would tell me what they disliked about the others. I was almost a little offended that they assumed that because I was a white guy that I would agree with what they said. I let them say their piece just to let them vent it and nothing came of it.

Working for a large corporation you'll often find yourself walking on eggshells, and every one I've worked for had a bureaucracy that matched the idiocy of the government's

Posted by: kbdabear at March 06, 2012 02:06 AM (Y+DPZ)

689 683 Oh.. as to the nick.. I picked it a quite a while back when some politician made a comment about conservatives being "stuck on stupid".

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 01:59 AM (R5yLq)


Actually you have that backwards. That was General Honore and he was talking to reporters about Katrina, they were trying to play the blame game and distorting the facts of the situation.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 02:06 AM (bxiXv)

690 Oh then there was time a month after 9-11 I had to go to a wedding filled with ass sucking leftists.

I wore a chain mail tie, to pay homage to the crusades, and it was decorated with an UZI tie pin.


yeah I fuck with them good.

Posted by: Berserker at March 06, 2012 02:08 AM (FMbng)

691 "Actually you have that backwards. That was General Honore and he was
talking to reporters about Katrina, they were trying to play the blame
game and distorting the facts of the situation."

Lol.. that could be it too. I've been using the nick for so long now even I can't remember exactly what prompted it..

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 02:08 AM (R5yLq)

692 Working for a large corporation you'll often find yourself walking on eggshells, and every one I've worked for had a bureaucracy that matched the idiocy of the government's

Posted by: kbdabear at March 06, 2012 02:06 AM (Y+DPZ)


Sadly, the functional, day-to-day operation of any sufficiently large corporation is substantially similar to a government bureaucracy.

For a lot of reasons, including the nature of blame-shifting and CYA, the fact that government interferes in corporate rules a lot, and the same people are attracted to management and rulemaking jobs.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 02:08 AM (bxiXv)

693
Asteroid to hit in 2040? I'll be dead by then anyway. Good luck all.

Posted by: Legion at March 06, 2012 02:08 AM (nC3O5)

694 685
SoS, the morons here have given you a lot of advice - some of it good.
But
*nothing* is as good as advice from an attorney you're paying for who's
experienced in hostile workplace lawsuits and knows the full details of
your situation.

Go see the barracuda, pay whatever it takes for a
couple hours of consultation, and do _exactly_ what she says. This is
one area where going cheap or winging it will lead to tears and regret.


Posted by: Mætenloch at March 06, 2012 02:03 AM

This +1000

We've offered advice but it's free, and you get what you pay for. SEE THE LAWYER

Posted by: kbdabear at March 06, 2012 02:09 AM (Y+DPZ)

695 Lol.. that could be it too. I've been using the nick for so long now even I can't remember exactly what prompted it..
Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 06, 2012 02:08 AM (R5yLq)


Well, for all I know you heard a Lib say it - but Honore is the "famous origin" of that phrase.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 02:09 AM (bxiXv)

696 Why are men supposed to apologize for commenting on a woman's appearance or saying "crass" things? They're men! It's pathetic.

Unless I'm the one complaining. Then you should just resign yourself to imminent physical pain.

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 02:09 AM (sqVOl)

697 Ok, to change the conversation a bit and to stir things up. Can we draft Gen Honore at a brokered convention

Posted by: someone at March 06, 2012 02:10 AM (bqjJT)

698 Mine said AIDS, kills fags dead.


Posted by: Berserker at March 06, 2012 01:59 AM (FMbng)

Mr. Bach? Sebastian, is that you?

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 02:15 AM (4ixH5)

699 688 Working for a large corporation you'll often find yourself walking on
eggshells, and every one I've worked for had a bureaucracy that matched
the idiocy of the government's


Sarah Hoyt has a post over at http://classicalvalues.com/2012/02/bleating-against-amazon/ where she's arguing against some "Amazon is a corporation, therefore they're evil" idiocy. In it, she says the following:

Now I’ll agree with you that all corporations when they get massive
become … odd. This is a function of ALL human institutions when they
get big enough. Keep that point in mind, we’ll come back to it.

Having watched as the large corporation my husband worked for
throughout the nineties went through weird purges and personality cult
phases, cut out research and development when they most needed it or
made absolutely asinine moves, I came to the conclusion any human
bureaucracy grown large enough behaves much like the ancient Roman
Empire or a Communist country. When a personality is purged, for
instance, everyone he promoted is struck down or laid off, regardless
of whether he’s needed or not. And periodically the edicts from above
make about as much sense as going off with the legions to fight
Neptune.

Read the whole thing to see where she makes the point later on that governments tend to be even larger and stupider bureaucracies than large corporations; it's very well put. (As you'd expect from such a skilled author.)

Posted by: A lurker who works in IT at March 06, 2012 02:15 AM (KLdky)

700 >>>Why are men supposed to apologize for commenting on a woman's appearance or saying "crass" things? They're men! It's pathetic.

Unless I'm the one complaining. Then you should just resign yourself to imminent physical pain

Long standing societal custom. Women seeking attention show off their T&A to then pretend like they did no such thing. Men take in a full sight of displayed wares then pretend like they did no such thing. A little dance of denial of I'm not looking to be noticed/I didn't notice.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at March 06, 2012 02:15 AM (GE1+K)

701 We've offered advice but it's free, and you get what you pay for. SEE THE LAWYER.

I have a feeling AmishDude would disagree.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at March 06, 2012 02:15 AM (IlZPo)

702 ""Mr. Bach? Sebastian, is that you?""



yeah created a shit storm with that shirt, didn't he?

Actually I know him, we used to cross paths occasionally. He don't live far from me, but I think I had the shirt before he did. You know how us asshole musicians are. lol

Posted by: Berserker at March 06, 2012 02:18 AM (FMbng)

703 Unless I'm the one complaining. Then you should just resign yourself to imminent physical pain.
Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 02:09 AM (sqVOl)


So, if I were to look at you and say "I would hit that like the inevitable collision of the Andromeda and Milky Way galaxies," would that be crass?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 02:19 AM (bxiXv)

704 I sàw some gay guys harassing a straight guy for being vulgar. It was over a year ago and I'm still puzzled/laughing.

Everything hetero is offensive, don'tcha know.

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 02:21 AM (sqVOl)

705 Actually I know him, we used to cross paths occasionally. He don't live far from me, but I think I had the shirt before he did. You know how us asshole musicians are. lol

Posted by: Berserker at March 06, 2012 02:18 AM (FMbng)

See, there's the secret story behind the shitstorm. It's all Bers' fault hehehe

But dude, Bach is one of my favorite vocalists from the 80s and 90s. Dude rocked shit hard.

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 02:21 AM (4ixH5)

706 This is just me personally and not anything resembling advice or even a suggestion- but I've gotten tired of supporting idiots.

I recently spent 6 months at a company repairing years worth of financial incompetence and operational neglect. The only reason any of it happened was that the management was hung up on a 'participation trophy' mentality for the field and mid level management.

Well, it was all profitable and growing again, then a new CEO and COO came in and hired a dipshit RVP with no real experience but who had managed to finagle a fancy job title fresh out of school with a worthless degree (then got fired... but they ignored that part).

Two weeks in & he blows the budget out of the water, calling it 'investment' & shredded all the processes put in place during the turn around to purse 'his model'.

I tried... once... to talk sense into him, but He.Knew.Better. So I laughed, wished him luck, and walked.

Sadly, 2 weeks after that, the company went on credit hold with all it's vendors, all of the field and middle management resigned, and most of the big clients started calling about 30 day out clauses. I expect that things will limp along for maybe a year before it all folds up.

I'm starting to get to the point of- if the liberals want control of everything, let them have it.... but I won't help them or bail them out anymore. I can take care of myself but they can't.

Posted by: Damiano at March 06, 2012 02:23 AM (A2+pr)

707 "I would hit that like the inevitable collision of the Andromeda and Milky Way galaxies,"

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 02:19 AM (bxiXv)
You various particles would pass through, get mixed up and merge to form a new entity?
I don't know if that's hot or not. Some kind of...post-modern hot.

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 02:23 AM (4ixH5)

708 ""So, if I were to look at you and say "I would hit that like the
inevitable collision of the Andromeda and Milky Way galaxies," would
that be crass?""







lol



Damn I almost spit my cigarette at the monitor.







The best crass line I ever came up with was-



I would hit that for a 1000 years, and in 10,000 years from now when
little green alien archaeologists find my mummy dick embedded in her
white sun bleached rib cage they're gonna say "wow, dude must have hit
that for 1000 years"

Posted by: Berserker at March 06, 2012 02:25 AM (FMbng)

709 Andromeda is one of my nicknames. I would laugh but it's never a good idea to use violent words like hit to an aggressive female. Power of suggestion. "Do you like to be hit? If you're cool with me hitting you in the throat, I'll fuck you."

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 02:26 AM (sqVOl)

710
Media slut fluke whore was apparently only 900% off on her guesstimate of cost for her sexual appliances which could be found 3miles down the road at Target for 9buckeronies ....

yeah she's a slut

Posted by: beanervt at March 06, 2012 02:26 AM (KZLoo)

711 So reading SoS's drama unfold...all I can suggest is if he finds the chick that vandalized his computer monitor he needs to leave a big surprise on the hood of her car.

And by big surprise I mean take a giant shit on it.

Like load up on Taco Bell and for desert four cups of bran buds for 200% of your daily required intake of fiber.

And that's all I got.

Oh, yeah, and Merovign is right for pointing out Che was a vile racist piece of shit. Dude might as well have been sporting swastikas. I'm usually a live and let live kinda guy but sometimes you got to get right up in these idiots' faces and tell 'em off. If Cheboy can't understand why well fuck him.

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 02:30 AM (4ixH5)

712 Sandra Fluke= more proof that women are no good at math.


... I denounce myself.

Posted by: Damiano at March 06, 2012 02:30 AM (A2+pr)

713
Posted by: beanervt at March 06, 2012 02:26 AM (KZLoo)

Not even the good kind. Just the bad kind that sluts around and whines about how hard life is. Well, girl, maybe if you planted your feet firmly on the ground instead of in the air.

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 02:32 AM (4ixH5)

714 By the way, for the record, The Beaver is the most misleding title for a movie since The Firm.

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 02:32 AM (4ixH5)

715 I'm starting to get to the point of- if the liberals want control of everything, let them have it.... but I won't help them or bail them out anymore. I can take care of myself but they can't.Posted by: Damiano

Supreme Court justices have no creditors and no bosses once confirmed.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 06, 2012 02:32 AM (dxTxt)

716 685 SoS, the morons here have given you a lot of advice - some of it good.But *nothing* is as good as advice from an attorney you're paying for who's experienced in hostile workplace lawsuits and knows the full details of your situation.Go see the barracuda, pay whatever it takes for a couple hours of consultation, and do _exactly_ what she says. This is one area where going cheap or winging it will lead to tears and regret.
Posted by: Mætenloch at March 06, 2012 02:03 AM (CkoMi)

Absolutely agree.

Posted by: JoAnne Hearts Panda Newt at March 06, 2012 02:35 AM (8DdAv)

717 Is it about a beaver?

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 02:35 AM (sqVOl)

718 709 Andromeda is one of my nicknames. I would laugh but it's never a good idea to use violent words like hit to an aggressive female. Power of suggestion. "Do you like to be hit? If you're cool with me hitting you in the throat, I'll fuck you."
Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 02:26 AM (sqVOl)


It's not generally something I say, I just hear it a lot.

Women have said it to me in conversation, or at least referred to it.

Certainly not a "pick up line," if there is such a thing.

I like to let people tell me what their limits are, since I'm such an impossible shit at figuring that out on my own.

There's a reason I'm still single.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 02:36 AM (bxiXv)

719 ""See, there's the secret story behind the shitstorm. It's all Bers' fault hehehe



But dude, Bach is one of my favorite vocalists from the 80s and 90s. Dude rocked shit hard.""




Nooo, I had nothing to do with his shirt. Not even remotely.

Yeah, he is a fucking wild man. Crazy as it sounds, we have very similar personalities actually (yeah scary really). One of my old drummers married one of his guitar player's ex girl friends. We hung in some of the same clubs. I have seen him jump on stage with bands so many times. He'll be hanging in the audience like a normal dude, just rocking out and then somehow gets up on stage and will sing a song with the band. He lives for the shit, which I understand totally. He's a fucking great front man.

Posted by: Berserker at March 06, 2012 02:37 AM (FMbng)

720 Didn't McDonald's briefly try an ad campaign that said, "I'd Hit It"?

I understand it went over hysterically in the places they tried it.

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 02:37 AM (4ixH5)

721 Is it about a beaver?

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 02:35 AM (sqVOl)

Specifically it's about Mel Gibson's beaver.

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 02:38 AM (4ixH5)

722 He lives for the shit, which I understand totally. He's a fucking great front man.

Posted by: Berserker at March 06, 2012 02:37 AM (FMbng)

The stories about his awesomeness are known far and wide. I'd love to see him at a show.

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 02:39 AM (4ixH5)

723 Night all.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at March 06, 2012 02:39 AM (GE1+K)

724 Just the bad kind that sluts around and whines about how hard life is

Yeah Robert,, I'm thinking it was part of her thesis to finally get through "shark" school... 'cripes she's 30 years old, on her back most the time, and hasn't graduated yet????

I'm sure her libtard profs will give her the ol sheep skin after her procuring a meeting with evil princess pelosi to learn the sucking of money..

Posted by: beanervt at March 06, 2012 02:40 AM (KZLoo)

725 ""The stories about his awesomeness are known far and wide. I'd love to see him at a show"'



Yeah he is a really cool dude.

Posted by: Berserker at March 06, 2012 02:43 AM (FMbng)

726 Posted by: beanervt at March 06, 2012 02:40 AM (KZLoo)


Oh dude, I just remember something I saw from The Onion. All praise unto The Onion!



http://tinyurl.com/7goq8c5

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 02:43 AM (4ixH5)

727 As far as pickups go, anything funny works as long as it's not followed by more cheese.

You're interesting Mero, you should only be single by choice. But then I like Robert, too. :0D

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 02:45 AM (sqVOl)

728 and if NavycopJoe is up I got first hand info on the new navyette uniforms;

http://tinyurl.com/7ghnrau


Posted by: beanervt at March 06, 2012 02:46 AM (KZLoo)

729 Yeah he is a really cool dude.


Posted by: Berserker at March 06, 2012 02:43 AM (FMbng)

Do me a favor, should you ever find yourself at his place, snag me one of his old copies of Fantastic Four.

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 02:47 AM (4ixH5)

730 You're interesting Mero, you should only be single by choice. But then I like Robert, too. :0D
Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 02:45 AM (sqVOl)


Eh, spilt milk.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 02:47 AM (bxiXv)

731 This is the part where I bow out rather than start whining about my life.

I have to get on the job of getting a new cardiologist tomorrow, as the standard of care I'm getting now is unacceptably low. Wish me luck!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 02:49 AM (bxiXv)

732 721. Eew!! Although if it were porn, I'd watch a few minutes.

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 02:50 AM (sqVOl)

733 Good luck! Sweet dreams.

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 02:51 AM (sqVOl)

734
Down to 9 degrees *5* with dew factor WTF ever that is... but I knew it was cold when my jacket liner started crinkling the second I walked out to smoke.. 50's on Wend.

Posted by: beanervt at March 06, 2012 02:54 AM (KZLoo)

735 Oh wow. He responded. Time for round 2. For Andrew

Posted by: Zakn at March 06, 2012 02:56 AM (Z42mt)

736 I saw a tiny little bar in Wisconsin advertising a Sebastian Bach performance. I mean tiny. I intended to go but got waylaid by drink. I missed out on a clown car. It must have been hilarious and amazing.

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 02:56 AM (sqVOl)

737 ""Do me a favor, should you ever find yourself at his place, snag me one of his old copies of Fantastic Four.""


I haven't seen him in years, that circle of people all drifted. You know, I'm not even sure he is still in this state. His house got wiped out during hurricane Irene. He lost a lot of stuff.

Posted by: Berserker at March 06, 2012 02:57 AM (FMbng)

738 And now to watch grown men assemble lego

Posted by: Zakn at March 06, 2012 02:57 AM (Z42mt)

739 Good night and good luck, Merovign!

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 02:58 AM (4ixH5)

740 Long standing societal custom. Women seeking
attention show off their TA to then pretend like they did no such
thing. Men take in a full sight of displayed wares then pretend like
they did no such thing. A little dance of denial of I'm not looking to
be noticed/I didn't notice.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at March 06, 2012 02:15 AM

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


Posted by: George Costanza at March 06, 2012 02:58 AM (Y+DPZ)

741 Bean! I like Bean, too. Sorry about your weather. Mine just warmed up. Afghanistan is finally warming up, too.

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 02:59 AM (sqVOl)

742 #343

Won't work. They worked out a long time ago that a tight collection of boulders is so close to the effect of a single equivalent mass as to make no difference. The greater losses to atmospheric interaction are barely better than a rounding error.

Above a certain mass, unless you can deal with it at a very great distance, blowing it into smaller pieces just isn't practical. You have to get to the mass and place the nuke where they'd do the job. They'd have very little effect on the surface. A giant rock with some melty bits is still going to hit as hard.

Deflection is vastly more practical. There are a few ways to go about this. All get better the farther out you can do them. At a great distance a minor course change has huge results.

A solar power array at a Lagrange point to power a super-laser could produce that nudge over a lengthy period. Another propose is splashing one side with highly reflective paint. This again uses light pressure to produce a tiny course adjustment.

If we're feeling really studly, we can push it into a lunar orbit and mine it. Extrude a tether from it and it eventually become the orbital end of a space elevator.

Posted by: epobirs at March 06, 2012 02:59 AM (kcfmt)

743 I saw a tiny little bar in Wisconsin advertising a
Sebastian Bach performance. I mean tiny. I intended to go but got
waylaid by drink. I missed out on a clown car. It must have been
hilarious and amazing.

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 02:56 AM (sqVOl)

You should have gone. Drinking is better with metal.

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 02:59 AM (4ixH5)

744 He lost a lot of stuff.


Posted by: Berserker at March 06, 2012 02:57 AM (FMbng)

Poor guy. And all those old copies of Fantastic Four...

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 03:00 AM (4ixH5)

745
Posted by: epobirs at March 06, 2012 02:59 AM (kcfmt)

What if we launched Rosie O'Donnell and Roaseanne Barr at it, would that make a difference?

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 03:02 AM (4ixH5)

746 ""Poor guy. And all those old copies of Fantastic Four...""


His comic book collection actually survived. Minor miracle, but he lost a lot of the skid row stuff, like master recordings and other shit that can't be replaced.

Posted by: Berserker at March 06, 2012 03:03 AM (FMbng)

747 Wasn't an option. Way-laid. I do regret missing it. There will never be another clown car.

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 03:04 AM (sqVOl)

748 Affirmative Action is doing that "seizures before death" thing -- you've got to elevate blacks who never experienced slavery while dumping on naturalized African-Americans with Boer ancestry and keeping those damned Chinese-Americans born in San Francisco from skewing the curve, and all bets are off if someone's name is Rodriguez. It's gone completely off the rails, and we're closing in on the midpoint of O'Connor's 25 years quip of 2003*.

But, for an interesting conjecture......what comes after? What if all the PC BS went by the wayside? What if we declare victory and have full equality under the law......what does that even look like?

The perpetually aggrieved will still shout "unfair!" -- what's the defense? They may even be right.....what're the grounds for action? What are the remedies? How will "freedom of conscience" work in actual practice?

I hope and pray that Dr. King's day comes when content of character outweighs color of skin.....but what does that work out to in kilograms and ounces?

* "We expect," she wrote, "that 25 years from
now the use of racial preferences will no longer be necessary to further
the interest approved today."

Posted by: cthulhu at March 06, 2012 03:05 AM (kaalw)

749 "" Drinking is better with metal.""


And vice versa. lol

Posted by: Berserker at March 06, 2012 03:05 AM (FMbng)

750 ""What if we launched Rosie O'Donnell and Roaseanne Barr at it, would that make a difference?""



Not a good idea. By the time they reached the asteroid the gravity off their fat asses would have dragged half the planets of our solar system with them.

Posted by: Berserker at March 06, 2012 03:07 AM (FMbng)

751 What if we declare victory and have full equality under the law......what does that even look like?


Posted by: cthulhu at March 06, 2012 03:05 AM (kaalw)


Don't think the grievance mongers actually want equality under the law. If they did, they wouldn't be "necessary" anymore. What they want are more grievances, carve outs, set asides and, most importatnly, all the power required to get their way.

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 03:09 AM (4ixH5)

752 Isn't their a university in California whose students don't want Asians classed as a minority because they have no problem getting in or something.

I love Am3rica! Land of the grievance mongers.

Pretty sure that's a song lyric about national pride. Go, us!

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 03:11 AM (sqVOl)

753 Not a good idea. By the time they reached the
asteroid the gravity off their fat asses would have dragged half the
planets of our solar system with them.


Posted by: Berserker at March 06, 2012 03:07 AM (FMbng)

They slam into Jupiter giving it just the right amount of extra mass needed to start nuclear fusion and become a second star.

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 03:12 AM (4ixH5)

754 Hey, their is a product of Autocorrect. I'm getting some kind of delay on this site so I am typing blind.

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 03:13 AM (sqVOl)

755 751
What if we declare victory and have full equality under the law......what does that even look like?




Posted by: cthulhu at March 06, 2012 03:05 AM (kaalw)


Don't
think the grievance mongers actually want equality under the law. If
they did, they wouldn't be "necessary" anymore. What they want are more
grievances, carve outs, set asides and, most importatnly, all the power
required to get their way.


Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 03:09 AM (4ixH5)


Exactly!!!

How the hell could you put a bandaid on the horrible mess that's been cobbled together and call it "healed"? But to say it never ends is to say it'll never be mended.....and that grows more unstable by the day. So, how can it be really fixed? What would "really fixed" even look like? Is there a better or worse direction to push this clusterf*ck?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 06, 2012 03:14 AM (kaalw)

756 Afghanistan is finally warming up, too.

Hey Vika,,, good to hear Army will have one less aggravation in that shit hole... while a small comfort in the over all pic,, it's nice to not be freezing your butt off while your in it..


Posted by: beanervt at March 06, 2012 03:15 AM (KZLoo)

757 No worries, Bean. Military complaining is an art. It will just switch to heat and IVs and breathing sand and the real fighting season begins. Army probably hands out pamphlets on the proper whining tone. After all, I got pamphlets on how to feel about everything in life. I hate that.

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 03:21 AM (sqVOl)

758 Military complaining is an art.

Yeah Vika, I believe it was developed to give the troops something to do while their in "hurry up and wait" mode...and standing in line...

Posted by: beanervt at March 06, 2012 03:28 AM (KZLoo)

759 ""Army probably hands out pamphlets on the proper whining tone. After
all, I got pamphlets on how to feel about everything in life. I hate
that.""


Thats unreal. I would like to come back in the next life as a super hot chick. This way I can enter miss america, and when they ask what my hopes for mankind are I can just say " hoping PC mofos get a ripping case of ass cancer"

Posted by: Berserker at March 06, 2012 03:32 AM (FMbng)

760 just the right amount of extra mass needed to start nuclear fusion and become a second star.

and you could probably bring back the "fat boy" moniker for both of them ... kinda of a tribute to nuke...

Posted by: beanervt at March 06, 2012 03:32 AM (KZLoo)

761 With the government claiming a legal justification for killing Americans overseas, why aren't more on the left and right concerned about the campaign to clear the skies here at home for the use of drones?

How long before the relatively benign use of small surveillance drones by LE becomes the patrol of our skies with death dealing Predators?

Think it can't happen here? Oh, but it will soon be.

Posted by: Please, please SMOD, smite us NOW! at March 06, 2012 03:36 AM (CP+yl)

762 LOL They also have rationing because the southern supply line is still cut. Also budget bullshit, too.

I'm sure Army has pamphlets for beauty queens and SMOD.

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 03:40 AM (sqVOl)

763 #413

I was thinking in terms of the Clinton kid being insulted by having an honor she deserved given to another.

Heh. One of the only times I ever watched Rush's TV show was when he made the joke referring to Chelsea as the White House dog. It was an odd thing for me as I'd really not come to realize yet what I believed in. I was at the stage that I knew how incredibly evil foreign leftists like Stalin had been but not come to terms with how much in alignment was the American left and what they really stood for.

Posted by: epobirs at March 06, 2012 03:45 AM (kcfmt)

764 Aw, Penn Jillette cried on Celebrity Apprentice while describing his charity. It does not involve kids. I like it.

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 03:46 AM (sqVOl)

765 #376

Did you notice that the reporting was structured to make it sound like both cars sold about the same? I strongly suspect the bulk of those sales were for the Nissan with the Volt a distance second.

Posted by: epobirs at March 06, 2012 03:48 AM (kcfmt)

766
Hot topic at town meeting this year seems to not be the over burdening cost of education or the fact that spending all that money nets mediocre results.. it's not a million of the others problems you'd expect,, it's corporate personhood...

I suppose the "hood" was added to give it kinda a criminal aspect.. every time I ask a leftard if this includes UNIONS they say no more or just repeat what they said..

Posted by: beanervt at March 06, 2012 04:04 AM (KZLoo)

767 Oh, another aspect of turning the killer asteroid into gravel.

Everybody dies.

Even if no one piece is big enough to do any significant damage, all of those billions of bits of gravel burning up injects a massive amount of energy into the atmosphere. This makes for some really serious global warming. Like melt the ice caps overnight kind of warming.

Injecting all of that energy into the atmosphere instead of slamming into ocean or land can actually be worse. There are no good outcome from a mountain coming to visit.

A physics professor wrote an interesting analysis of Independence Day. (He sent a copy to Jerry Pournelle and I came across it at his house while doing some cleanup work.) Some aspects of the early part of the movie suggested the fifteen-mile wide ships were using aerobraking during atmospheric insertion. The amount of energy this introduces was by his calculations sufficient to fry the whole surface of the planet. Going around and blasting the cities would be a waste of effort by that point.

Posted by: epobirs at March 06, 2012 04:05 AM (kcfmt)

768 Posted by: epobirs at March 06, 2012 04:05 AM (kcfmt)

Some of my earliest IT memories were reading Chaos Mansion in Byte.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 06, 2012 04:17 AM (bxiXv)

769 Hey Kids

I read a lot of shit up thread. You'll be happy to know I have all the answers but I will be keeping them to myself. I'm going with crossing: "know it all" with "shut the fuck up." I figger from there I am either 'know it shut' or 'all fuck up.'


Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 04:28 AM (ufJKx)

770 I have all the answers but I will be keeping them to myself.

Hey JC,,, so your buried in snow again eh??? meaning you'd like to give a shout out but It would never make it through the snow..

Posted by: beanervt at March 06, 2012 04:34 AM (KZLoo)

771 Niven, Pournelle, Gerrold...

Ahhh...

Posted by: Milo at March 06, 2012 04:43 AM (1agxt)

772 All fuck up!

We're going to slingshot jc at SMOD. Way to take one for mankind.

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 04:45 AM (sqVOl)

773 770
I have all the answers but I will be keeping them to myself.

Hey
JC,,, so your buried in snow again eh??? meaning you'd like to give a
shout out but It would never make it through the snow..


Posted by: beanervt at March 06, 2012 04:34 AM (KZLoo)

=====
it is completely fucking ridiculous. this may be how ice ages get started.

Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 04:45 AM (ufJKx)

774 I've been trying to get scans of those issues to create an e-book collection with new commentaries from Jerry. There was a guy at the AtariAge site making some good scans but he stopped about a year before the column began. Another guy in Australia has picked up the project but the place he's hosting the scans is really ill-behaved. I've got most of the 90s column but that first decade is the hard part. I have a dozen or so issues out of those years.

If you want to get some of those PDFs, look in the forums at AtariAge under Classic Computing for the Byte thread.

Posted by: epobirs at March 06, 2012 04:49 AM (kcfmt)

775 Seriously?

Over 770 comments and none of you taintsniffers figured it out?

The HR lady at SoS's firm?

It's Pam from Archer.

SoS works for ISIS.

I mean, what other company do you know of that has such an egregiously fucked up HR team?

Posted by: xbradtc at March 06, 2012 04:50 AM (tG1oD)

776 Sorry, bailed, had to perform...whattya call it...labor.

What? I do things. I do!

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 04:51 AM (4ixH5)

777 Bean, check this shit out.

http://tinyurl.com/78j2jqh

Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 04:51 AM (ufJKx)

778 Hey! What do you have against taint!?!

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 04:52 AM (sqVOl)

779 http://tinyurl.com/78j2jqh

Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 04:51 AM (ufJKx)

Dats a lot of overtime.

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 04:54 AM (4ixH5)

780 What do you have against taint!?!

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 04:52 AM (sqVOl)





http://tinyurl.com/6rdrpyv

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 04:55 AM (4ixH5)

781 Robert, are you my old H2 friend, or some other Robert?

Posted by: xbradtc at March 06, 2012 04:56 AM (tG1oD)

782 Oh, that Knaupf dude writes on his blog...

http://tinyurl.com/7k5hav8

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 04:57 AM (4ixH5)

783 Cannot link. Describe it, please.

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 04:58 AM (sqVOl)

784 779
http://tinyurl.com/78j2jqh



Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 04:51 AM (ufJKx)



Dats a lot of overtime.

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 04:54 AM (4ixH5)

=====
and it is no where near enough. the streets are all really narrow cuz of the snow banks. there is no place left for most private people to get their snow hauled. the city dumps are now mountain high. we are starting office pools on when the last piles will melt. -- May, maybe even June. The piles at the dumps would last until next winter if they don't plow them around so they can catch more sun. Even so, some of them will still have ice in them in late August or September.

Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 04:59 AM (ufJKx)

785 Robert, are you my old H2 friend, or some other Robert?


Posted by: xbradtc at March 06, 2012 04:56 AM (tG1oD)

The only time I go to The Hostages is to find funny pics and videos you guys find or check out some hot sexy bitches and rub one out, so in answer to your question I am some other Robert.
It's a fucking great name which is why it's so common I suppose.

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 04:59 AM (4ixH5)

786 it is completely fucking ridiculous. this may be how ice ages get started.

True JC,, if it don't melt before the next years snow season then you have really packed snow base that gets even harder to melt.. next you'll need elevators to get out of your house.. ever consider moving??

Posted by: beanervt at March 06, 2012 04:59 AM (KZLoo)

787 you know what it is doing outside right now? it's fucking snowing.

Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 05:00 AM (ufJKx)

788 Describe it, please.

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 04:58 AM (sqVOl)

About seven inches long, tubular shaped with a kind of soft, bell shaped en...oh, the video. Soft Cell's version of Tainted Love.

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 05:01 AM (4ixH5)

789 you know what it is doing outside right now? it's fucking snowing.


Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 05:00 AM (ufJKx)

Sacrifices to Ra must be made. Slaughter the fatted calf!

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 05:02 AM (4ixH5)

790 786
it is completely fucking ridiculous. this may be how ice ages get started.

True
JC,, if it don't melt before the next years snow season then you have
really packed snow base that gets even harder to melt.. next you'll need
elevators to get out of your house.. ever consider moving??



Posted by: beanervt at March 06, 2012 04:59 AM (KZLoo)
========
I've lived in the lower 48 a couple times. Not in a hurry to do that again.

Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 05:02 AM (ufJKx)

791 Oh, sweet! Maybe later, RoBear.

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 05:04 AM (sqVOl)

792 Not in a hurry to do that again.

Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 05:02 AM (ufJKx)

Don't snow in South Texas. Also, we got the best Mexican food. You like spicy food and big tits?

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 05:04 AM (4ixH5)

793 789
you know what it is doing outside right now? it's fucking snowing.




Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 05:00 AM (ufJKx)

Sacrifices to Ra must be made. Slaughter the fatted calf!


Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 05:02 AM (4ixH5)

======
we just hit 'em with cars. http://tinyurl.com/7evsd9s

Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 05:06 AM (ufJKx)

794 Good Morning ONT Morons. 5 myths about the Middle Ages? There is only one of those that I recognize so I deem them "straw myths". The bathing thing though has long been a myth.

Posted by: Vic at March 06, 2012 05:09 AM (YdQQY)

795 Shhhh, moose is sleeping.

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 05:09 AM (4ixH5)

796 Good morning, Vic. How are ya today?

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 05:10 AM (4ixH5)

797 777
Bean, check this shit out.

Holy shit JC that's like twice as much over last year with totals our mountains would love to be having...

Posted by: beanervt at March 06, 2012 05:10 AM (KZLoo)

798 Oh, sweet! Maybe later, RoBear.

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 05:04 AM (sqVOl)

Marilyn Manson also covered it. The song. Manson covered the song.
*Cough*

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 05:10 AM (4ixH5)

799 792
Not in a hurry to do that again.



Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 05:02 AM (ufJKx)



Don't snow in South Texas. Also, we got the best Mexican food. You like spicy food and big tits?

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 05:04 AM (4ixH5)

=========Yes. But only on wimmenz. and I only like them in even numbers.

Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 05:11 AM (ufJKx)

800 Morning, Vic! Hope it's a sunshiney day for you.

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 05:12 AM (sqVOl)

801 I'm doing pretty good. Maybe will have a rocking chair day today, but inside. Its not snowing here but, like yesterday, it will not get out of the 50s. Its 29 now.

Boy did the Old Farmer's Almanac screw up this year for us. They said mild and snowy. Well we had the mild but zero snow.

Posted by: Vic at March 06, 2012 05:13 AM (YdQQY)

802 Mornin Vic,, chilly 5 here this am... but short lived with 50's by Wed..

Hoping you all are doing better..

Posted by: beanervt at March 06, 2012 05:13 AM (KZLoo)

803 Hope it's a sunshiney day for you.
------------------------


That is predicted, but chilly as well.

Posted by: Vic at March 06, 2012 05:14 AM (YdQQY)

804 Hoping you all are doing better..


Posted by: beanervt at March 06, 2012 05:13 AM (KZLoo)
-------------------------
Wifey is feeling a little better now following the teeth extraction. That will be short lived though as they do the radiation treatments.

I'm doing OK and only have 2 chemo treatments left.

Posted by: Vic at March 06, 2012 05:16 AM (YdQQY)

805 Hi Vic, hope all is going well.

Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 05:16 AM (ufJKx)

806 You and Manson? Did he whisper Tex Watson in your ear?

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 05:16 AM (sqVOl)

807 Are we above fucked up gross out images? I don't see that being the case, but it's infinitely worse than a Moose on top of a car.

Okey doke then!

Scroll down, but be warned...not pretty. And I'm gonna tag it NSFW for bad taste.

http://tinyurl.com/6qok6lr

What happens when a deer meets...meats...a Canadian government plane.

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 05:17 AM (4ixH5)

808 Oops. http://tinyurl.com/6wsr5am

Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 05:19 AM (ufJKx)

809 Wifey is feeling a little better now following the
teeth extraction.


Posted by: Vic at March 06, 2012 05:16 AM (YdQQY)

Damn! All of 'em?
I really hope things turn out well for ya'll.

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 05:19 AM (4ixH5)

810 and I only like them in even numbers.



Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 05:11 AM (ufJKx)

Even numbers of women or even numbers of boobehs? Cause I'm not sure if I could hook you up with two at the same time.

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 05:21 AM (4ixH5)

811 The worlds biggest douchebag drops $300,000 on a bar tab but does have the class to order a $200,000 bottle of Ace Midas champagne and 40 rounds of some drink called Ace of Spades at about $750 a pop. There were also 42 rounds of Pussy ordered at about $5 a pop.....but then this is Liverpool.

bar tab http://tinyurl.com/73aumsu
story http://tinyurl.com/7thz9sm

Posted by: eurotrash at March 06, 2012 05:23 AM (oBGYp)

812 810
and I only like them in even numbers.





Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 05:11 AM (ufJKx)

Even numbers of women or even numbers of boobehs? Cause I'm not sure if I could hook you up with two at the same time.


Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 05:21 AM (4ixH5)

=====
even numbers of boobehs. it's a firm rule. no 1-sies, and definitely no 3-sies. get above 7 or 9 and maybe I'll consider it, but only is special circumstances.

Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 05:24 AM (ufJKx)

813 Pussy costs a fiver? We should build a base there.

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 05:26 AM (sqVOl)

814 I'm doing OK and only have 2 chemo treatments left

Good to hear Vic,, but Sorry the Wifey has a ways to go, sucks.. Thoughts and Prayers..

Posted by: beanervt at March 06, 2012 05:26 AM (KZLoo)

815 ya know, I can't type for shit late at night. anything might come out. entire words go missing, and is, in, if, and it are just interchangeable. I may as well be Eli Whitney.

Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 05:28 AM (ufJKx)

816 even numbers of boobehs. it's a firm rule. no 1-sies, and definitely no
3-sies. get above 7 or 9 and maybe I'll consider it, but only is special
circumstances.


- - -

Yeah, well, unscrew you!

Posted by: 3-boobed hooker from total Recall at March 06, 2012 05:29 AM (kcfmt)

817 Congrats Vic.

Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 05:30 AM (ufJKx)

818 Damn! All of 'em?
---------------------


Nah, "only" 11 of them that would be most impacted by the rad treatments.

and

thanks all for the thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Vic at March 06, 2012 05:30 AM (YdQQY)

819 Pussy costs a fiver?

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 05:26 AM (sqVOl)


Ya get what ya pay for.







get above 7 or 9 and maybe I'll consider it,

Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 05:24 AM (ufJKx)




Would it count if it were conjoined twins?

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 05:31 AM (4ixH5)

820 Unscrew me? Hell, even a famous horndog like Ahhnold didn't gopher it.--

http://tinyurl.com/4mzkktr

Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 05:32 AM (ufJKx)

821 I would be damn scared of hitting $5 pussy. Even in the early 70s in Olongapo City, PI pussy cost more than $5.

Posted by: Vic at March 06, 2012 05:32 AM (YdQQY)

822 something tells me that conjoined at the tits would be thing that got most of the world into a horrible bout of curiosity.

Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 05:34 AM (ufJKx)

823 However if you were brave (or stupid) you could take a Jeepney ride up to Subic City where you could get a BJ under the table for that, maybe even a little less.

However, Subic City was technically off limits. I went up there once. I shit you not, bat wing doors and dirt floors with piss troughs on the wall. Beer was 1 peso or about 17 cents.

Posted by: Vic at March 06, 2012 05:35 AM (YdQQY)

824 familiarity breeds the cat !!

Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 05:36 AM (ufJKx)

825 Prostitute stories ar3 my fave! Anyone want to share?

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 05:37 AM (sqVOl)

826 Prostitute stories ar3 my fave! Anyone want to share?
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Didn't I just do that?

Posted by: Vic at March 06, 2012 05:38 AM (YdQQY)

827 Nah, "only" 11 of them that would be most impacted by the rad treatments.

Posted by: Vic at March 06, 2012 05:30 AM (YdQQY)



Ouch!


Tooth fairy'll be busy.

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 05:39 AM (4ixH5)

828 That's not sharing.

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 05:39 AM (sqVOl)

829 Tooth fairy'll be busy.
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LOL, I was saved by surgeon who did not bring them out of the OR.

Posted by: Vic at March 06, 2012 05:40 AM (YdQQY)

830 That's not sharing.
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Can't share bar girls from 40 years ago.

Posted by: Vic at March 06, 2012 05:41 AM (YdQQY)

831 Vic, if you like reading Afghanistan news, you can find the latest headlines by searching Uk news now Afghanistan.

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 05:42 AM (sqVOl)

832 Prostitute stories ar3 my fave! Anyone want to share?

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 05:37 AM (sqVOl)


I've yet to see any well put together hookers in this town. They're all pretty obvious, dude from way the fuck out of town has a friend stop by who barely knows his name. That and they're the sloppiest bitches you ever saw. Fat, slovenly, looking like they wear rags...woman, stop pissing your dick sucking money on drugs and save a little something for some make-up and a decent pair of pants. Maybe a day at the spa. You chug cock for a living, at least look like you have some dignity.
The male prostitutes are worse.

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 05:42 AM (4ixH5)

833 828
That's not sharing.

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 05:39 AM (sqVOl)

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Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 05:43 AM (ufJKx)

834 Subic City was technically off limits


Yeah Vic,, Subie was one fucked up place.. I cruzed it once and that was plenty.. ships lost a lot of Sailors and Marines to that place.. round eye orientals were hawt but not enough for being awol...

Posted by: beanervt at March 06, 2012 05:44 AM (KZLoo)

835 I hate it when I come down with a case of the Microsofts.

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 05:44 AM (4ixH5)

836 fuck. I hope I didn't break anything.

Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 05:45 AM (ufJKx)

837 yeah. and the macrosofts aren't so great either.

Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 05:46 AM (ufJKx)

838 I hope I didn't break anything.

Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 05:45 AM (ufJKx)


Freeze in hell, dirtbag!

Posted by: The AoS Hamsters at March 06, 2012 05:47 AM (4ixH5)

839 Ha!

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 05:47 AM (sqVOl)

840 fuck. I hope I didn't break anything.
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Run those copy and paste rascals through note pad first before posting here and it will strip all that garbage out.

Posted by: Vic at March 06, 2012 05:48 AM (YdQQY)

841 Freeze in hell, dirtbag!

Posted by: The AoS Hamsters at March 06, 2012 05:47 AM (4ixH5)

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yeah. but you hamsters are only warm cuz Richard Gere makes it so.

Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 05:48 AM (ufJKx)

842 840
fuck. I hope I didn't break anything.
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Run those copy and paste rascals through note pad first before posting here and it will strip all that garbage out.


Posted by: Vic at March 06, 2012 05:48 AM (YdQQY)

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made the mistake of trusting Word.

Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 05:49 AM (ufJKx)

843 ships lost a lot of Sailors and Marines to that place.
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That's why it was off limits. But we went up during day time with a crowd and left before dark. And none of us touched any of the women there who were uglier than sin.

Olongapo was higher class (and price) and a lot safer. I swear that was a sailor's paradise.

Posted by: Vic at March 06, 2012 05:50 AM (YdQQY)

844 but you hamsters are only warm cuz Richard Gere makes it so.

Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 05:48 AM (ufJKx)


No bi...OW! No biting!

Posted by: Richard Gere at March 06, 2012 05:51 AM (4ixH5)

845 made the mistake of trusting Word.
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Since the troll broke the blog you can no longer post directly from Word, or any other editing program that is not ASCII.

Posted by: Vic at March 06, 2012 05:51 AM (YdQQY)

846 Is there an STD you do not have?

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 05:53 AM (sqVOl)

847 846
Is there an STD you do not have?

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 05:53 AM (sqVOl)

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If evolution isn't bullshit there is a new STD born every time enough generations go by -- I'm no biologist, but I'd guess it is probably no more than a few months.

Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 05:57 AM (ufJKx)

848 As I said, didn't touch the stuff in Subic City. Although I suspect with those all you had to do was get too close to them and you would need a huge penicillin regimen. .

Posted by: Vic at March 06, 2012 05:58 AM (YdQQY)

849 I have crossed the street to avoid a $5 hooker before. Hell, I'd walk at least twice as far to avoid a $5 hooker than better men than me would walk for a Camel cigarette.

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at March 06, 2012 06:00 AM (udEUT)

850 Never thought for a minute Vic had cooties. Jc however...

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at March 06, 2012 06:00 AM (sqVOl)

851 goodness gracious veeka, I am damn near a born again virgin.

Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 06:01 AM (ufJKx)

852 well I sure ain't gonna let that be the last word.

Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 06:06 AM (ufJKx)

853 So skimming the front page...Monty is leaving?

And skimming Insty, Megan McArdle is taking a hiatus?

Damn.

Anyway, back to earning my paycheck. Cheque. Czech. Whatever.

Go check out www.microaggressions.com and make fun of people.

Posted by: Robert at March 06, 2012 06:06 AM (4ixH5)

854 @853: Huh?

Posted by: Bob Dole at March 06, 2012 06:10 AM (niZvt)

855 Off, limp sock

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 06, 2012 06:10 AM (niZvt)

856 jc is the cutest Madonna ever!

Posted by: veeka snorts at last words at March 06, 2012 06:11 AM (sqVOl)

857 s'nuff for me. CYA.

Posted by: jc at March 06, 2012 06:11 AM (ufJKx)

858 It's Super Tuesday, guys.

I pray the GOP firing squad ends today, the Rev. Santorum returns to his pulpit, and we shed our condoms and diaphragms, to get on with the business of making sure Mika cries sweet, sweet tears of defeat the morning after Election Day 2012.

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 06, 2012 06:28 AM (niZvt)

859 News up

Posted by: Vic at March 06, 2012 06:38 AM (YdQQY)

860 I pray the GOP (circular) firing squad ends today, the Rev. Santorum returns to his (stick your dick wherever you want) pulpit, and we (recycle) our condoms and diaphragms, to get on with the (taxpayer funded) business of making sure Mika cries sweet, sweet tears of defeat the morning after (again,taxpayer funded) Election Day 2012.

Yeah this is really what people are hung up on.

Posted by: SubambientBohemian at March 06, 2012 06:51 AM (j+Izh)

861 By the way the BMI is a pile festering dog crap for the following reasons:

1. Men and Women of the same height are supposed to weigh the same amount.

2. The weight of any object scaled up increases as the cube of the dimensional increase, (twice as high, twice as wide, twice as deep, eight times the volume and weight). The BMI scales as the square of the height instead. It says a 7 foot tall man or woman is of normal weight if he weighs 186 lbs. By the actual cube scaling factor he would look like a 5'8" man who weighed 98 lbs; in other words a concentration camp survivor.

Posted by: An Observation at March 06, 2012 09:18 AM (ylhEn)

862 I was almost the first one to post a review on Amazon for Matt Yglesia's new book. There were no comments but by the time I hit return someone beat me to it. Look over on the sidebar and leave your regards.

Posted by: Dumpsterjuice at March 06, 2012 09:55 AM (B6U0F)

863 Cleanup on aisle 687, please.

Sheesh! Some fool hawking grass-fed beef. Stringy, tough, dry, bland grass-fed beef.

From Iowa, with corn...er, scorn.

Posted by: creeper at March 06, 2012 10:55 AM (gre5a)






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