If I Wanted America To Fail ...

Food for thought on the real meaning of "Earth Day" appears below the fold.

There's also a good piece over at RedState positing that the lack of CAGW subtext in Discovery Channel's Frozen Planet (which is excellent and on the tv as I type this) is a sign that the issue has finally jumped the shark. I have my doubts.

Open thread in the comments.

(via @Brady_Cremeens)

Posted by: Andy at 04:36 PM



Comments

1 Hockey thread!

Posted by: logprof at April 22, 2012 04:40 PM (ykSKg)

2 Only a dog-eating communist alinskyite traitor would want America to fail!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 22, 2012 04:40 PM (i3+c5)

3 Beavis and Butt-Head do Earth Day

http://youtu.be/CmTNJdgZWhM

Posted by: logprof at April 22, 2012 04:40 PM (ykSKg)

4 RINOS!

Posted by: toby928© haz connections at April 22, 2012 04:42 PM (NG097)

5 It was a mild winter, but I am now firing up the wood stove in mid/late April because of all the Globull Warming

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 22, 2012 04:42 PM (i3+c5)

6 If I wanted America to fail I would elect Democrats.

Posted by: Vic at April 22, 2012 04:42 PM (YdQQY)

7 Bring on the Global Warming. The less Ice Fishing I have to do, the better.

Posted by: garrett at April 22, 2012 04:42 PM (7NSiu)

8 Down here in coastal Georgia going to be down in the 40s tonight. Yay global warming.

Going to fire up the Weber in honor of Earf Day and cook some meat.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 22, 2012 04:44 PM (UOM48)

9
Nappy time.

P.S. -- If you want to read the best story Vonnegut ever wrote (I generally loathe him) click on my name link.

It's short and eerily prescient.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at April 22, 2012 04:44 PM (7+pP9)

10 I'm having the chef whip up whippet.

Anyone want some?

Posted by: Baraka 0blahblah at April 22, 2012 04:44 PM (ykSKg)

11 Starring in a gritty new role, Zdeno Chara's Nose in...

There Will Be Blood 2

Posted by: Movie Preview Guy at April 22, 2012 04:44 PM (PdLCG)

12 I am going to spit the dog, stick the pooch, dinner in 20 minutes.

Posted by: Barky O'McFuckstick at April 22, 2012 04:45 PM (JKwtW)

13 Down here in coastal Georgia going to be down in the 40s tonight. Yay global warming.


Same here. This is going to be one of those inverted temp days. We had the high at 2 a.m. this morning and it has been dropping ever since. Now in the 50s and still going down.

Posted by: Vic at April 22, 2012 04:46 PM (YdQQY)

14 Erf day? I thought that was yesterday. And, in any case, I think we need to occupy this thread for hockey (Go, Bruins!!!!).

Posted by: Peaches at April 22, 2012 04:46 PM (lJ2es)

15 It's been a pleasant spring on the gulf coast. Warm by day, cool by night. Rain in perfect measure. Therefore, I'm assuming this summer will suck maximum.

On the plus side, we already have tomatoes.

Posted by: toby928© haz connections at April 22, 2012 04:46 PM (NG097)

16 And now is the time on Sprockets where I rant about how the AGW bullshit has taken away valuable resources and research into actual conservation. stompy stompy stompy


In honor of Earth Day, I took a completely pointless trip about 25 minutes away to engage in some unneeded consumer whoredom.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at April 22, 2012 04:47 PM (Gk3SS)

17 #JusticeForMelvin

Posted by: toby928© haz connections at April 22, 2012 04:47 PM (NG097)

18 Kinda cold and crappy here in El Lay. Very disappointing . . .

Posted by: Peaches at April 22, 2012 04:47 PM (lJ2es)

19 "Romney's America"

http://tinyurl.com/8a294st

Yer gonna die!!!

Posted by: BarkyO Information Agency Ltd. at April 22, 2012 04:47 PM (0It32)

20
And if I wished America not to fail I would do as we did last night--attend a 4-H dinner and and before the food hear a brief invocation thanking the people who grew the food, and those who protected the growers. Which was followed by the Pledge Of Allegiance.

I would look at these simple people secure in their love of country.

And I wouldn't change a thing.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 22, 2012 04:48 PM (SAMxH)

21 Yer gonna die!!!

All the party fun stops when the bill comes.

Posted by: toby928© haz connections at April 22, 2012 04:49 PM (NG097)

22 That guy in the video looks kinda like Karl Urban. Me likey. And, like, you know, he's absofuckinglutely spot-on.

Posted by: Gem at April 22, 2012 04:50 PM (zw+pb)

23 so two headlines on Drudge

1. they are looking into what involvement obama administration officials have in hookergate. now it is starting to make sense. the restrained response from the administration and the outrage seeming to eminate from the wrong corners. It all makes sense, there are administration officials involved.

2. the where is chavez headline. any chance he is in the us for medical assistance?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 22, 2012 04:50 PM (Z9EHQ)

24 Get outta Michelle's way if there's tamales.

Get outta my way if there's tamalamutts.

Posted by: Baraka Oblahblah at April 22, 2012 04:50 PM (ykSKg)

25 That was an excellent and very powerful video. I'm glad I took the time to play it all.

Posted by: mama winger at April 22, 2012 04:51 PM (P6QsQ)

26 >> And now is the time on Sprockets where I rant about how the AGW bullshit
has taken away valuable resources and research into actual
conservation. stompy stompy stompy

No shit. The National Wildlife Federation was completely taken over by the AGW nutters.

Posted by: Andy at April 22, 2012 04:51 PM (XG+Mn)

27 1. they are looking into what involvement obama
administration officials have in hookergate. now it is starting to make
sense. the restrained response from the administration and the outrage
seeming to eminate from the wrong corners. It all makes sense, there
are administration officials involved.






Posted by: yankeefifth at April 22, 2012 04:50 PM (Z9EHQ)

--Were any SS agents trying to arrange male hookers for Barky (yeah, I went there)?

Posted by: logprof at April 22, 2012 04:52 PM (ykSKg)

28 16 And now is the time on Sprockets where I rant about how the AGW bullshit has taken away valuable resources and research into actual conservation. stompy stompy stompy

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at April 22, 2012 04:47 PM (Gk3SS)


They aren't interested in conservation. Or really in the environment, unless you mean "the environment where they attain and exercise political power."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 22, 2012 04:52 PM (bxiXv)

29 The lost boy article on the Sidebar is amazing. It's hard to believe that there are still places where a lost 5 year old shows up in a strange town and nobody gives a damn.

Posted by: toby928© haz connections at April 22, 2012 04:52 PM (NG097)

30 The latest global testing has shown that dog-eaters have a mean IQ of 78.

Luckily, Harvard gives tons of extra diversity points for proven dog-eaters - proven as per the honor system, of course, so we should say "proven, per se".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 22, 2012 04:52 PM (X3lox)

31 I just passed another car here in LA with a bumper sticker Education Si / Deportation NO
Makes me want to test the integrity of the MIchigan Seamless Steel Tube I put on the front bumper
THATS MICHIGAN NOT MICHUACAN AMIGO !!!!

Posted by: lost Dutch mans mind at April 22, 2012 04:53 PM (YlSwz)

32 Got a great recipe for tamalamutes. Should play well with my dog-eating base!

Posted by: Barky the Zero at April 22, 2012 04:54 PM (i3+c5)

33 21
Yer gonna die!!!

All the party fun stops when the bill comes.


Posted by: toby928© haz connections at April 22, 2012 04:49 PM (NG097)


Who in the hell is Bill?

Posted by: They call me Barky at April 22, 2012 04:54 PM (CZrbJ)

34 Hockey players, with weeks old playoff beards, often missing some Chiclets, and with all their "ripe" gear still look more respectable, and smell a hell of a lot better than the OWSers.

(oh, yeah, and they actually are working)

Posted by: Capt. Obvious at April 22, 2012 04:54 PM (PdLCG)

35 Luckily, Harvard gives tons of extra diversity points for proven dog-eaters - proven as per the honor system, of course, so we should say "proven, per se".

But everything is peer reviewed and requires a "Consensus", so you know it's all good.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 04:54 PM (R5yLq)

36 26
>> And now is the time on Sprockets where I rant about how the AGW bullshit

has taken away valuable resources and research into actual

conservation. stompy stompy stompy

No shit. The National Wildlife Federation was completely taken over by the AGW nutters.


Posted by: Andy at April 22, 2012 04:51 PM (XG+Mn)

--Wasn't it the original founder of Greenpeace who came out of semi-retirement to complain about the AGW issue devouring every environmental organization like the Borg? It's true: "Climate change" is sucking the oxygen out of bona fide conservation.

Posted by: logprof at April 22, 2012 04:54 PM (ykSKg)

37 Most of these environmentalist wackos have never been out of the city in their life, and wouldn't last three days camping in the wilderness.

Posted by: mama winger at April 22, 2012 04:55 PM (P6QsQ)

38 Um, toby, it was India, and it was 25 years ago, and some lovely Aussie couple took the lad in and gave him a good life. His brother fared far worse.

Posted by: Peaches at April 22, 2012 04:55 PM (lJ2es)

39 I, too, noticed a lack of AGW subtext (which I fully expected) in the absolutely spectacular program, Frozen Planet. If you can watch or DVR this series, you won't regret it. I was even more surprised because it is narrated by Alec Baldwin. The AGW hooey missing makes listening to him bearable.

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 22, 2012 04:56 PM (tfw18)

40 Most of these environmentalist wackos have never been out of the city in their life, and wouldn't last three days camping in the wilderness.
Posted by: mama winger at April 22, 2012 04:55 PM (P6QsQ) Well lets chip in and send them on a 7 day trip, just to make sure

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at April 22, 2012 04:57 PM (mFxQX)

41
I saw this yesterday and almost linked it. The ending is very predictable, which is sad.

I was half expecting him to say "Just grill another pooch."

Posted by: sTevo at April 22, 2012 04:57 PM (VMcEw)

42 I watched a few episodes of Frozen Planet and liked it. But the finale episode was pushed with some quote about how "this is the first time in recorded human history that the Artic will be free of ice" or something like that. Seems like an AGW subtext to me.

Posted by: wte9 at April 22, 2012 04:58 PM (OYaaT)

43 "Screw the pooch??? I thought you said stew the pooch. My bad . . ."


Posted by: Bammy, dog lover at April 22, 2012 04:59 PM (lJ2es)

44 It brings a whole new meaning to the word "hotdog".

Posted by: Barky O'McFuckstick at April 22, 2012 04:59 PM (JKwtW)

45 Who in the hell is Bill?

Posted by: They call me Barky at April 22, 2012 04:54 PM (CZrbJ)



He's the guy who fills in your pressers when you've got birthday parties to attend.

Posted by: BarkyO Information Agency Ltd. at April 22, 2012 05:00 PM (0It32)

46 Capitals tie it!!

Posted by: logprof at April 22, 2012 05:00 PM (ykSKg)

47 For Earf Day here yesterday, locals were encouraged to come to the farmers' market in Forsyth Park dressed as vegetables.

I'm just sorry we didn't make it down there to take pics and mock them.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 22, 2012 05:01 PM (UOM48)

48 Dammit, this is starting to look like a replay of yesterday's game.

spits

Posted by: Peaches at April 22, 2012 05:01 PM (lJ2es)

49 wte9, I've dvr'd most of the shows and have watched about 5 so far. AGW is not completely absent, but comparatively speaking, it is on a much less scale that I anticipated. I truthfully thought it would be so obnoxious that I wouldn't want to watch it. I haven't gotten to the finale.

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 22, 2012 05:01 PM (tfw18)

50
"In honor of Earth Day, I took a completely pointless trip about 25 minutes away to engage in some unneeded consumer whoredom. "

My trip was only about 15 miles - but I did engage in gross and needless consumerism.




Posted by: lily at April 22, 2012 05:01 PM (igSv+)

51 Think both Arctic and Antarctic ice are both currently above the recent average.
http://tinyurl.com/78uw8en

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 22, 2012 05:02 PM (i3+c5)

52 I dropped the chalupa, then scarfed down the Chihuahua.

Posted by: Barky the Chihuahua Chomper at April 22, 2012 05:02 PM (ykSKg)

53 25C here in Calgary today . I ,for one , am all for global warming .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at April 22, 2012 05:03 PM (npr0X)

54 What's the carbon footprint caused by building a bonfire for a wiener roast? And by a wiener roast, I mean roasting wiener dogs.

Posted by: SCOAMF at April 22, 2012 05:03 PM (gZX7b)

55 I've been ranting about Earth Day all day. True fact: Lenin induced an artificial famine to kill off millions of subversive Ukranians. Genocide is green.

Posted by: Lauren at April 22, 2012 05:03 PM (1JyFD)

56 52
I dropped the chalupa, then scarfed down the Chihuahua.


Posted by: Barky the Chihuahua Chomper at April 22, 2012 05:02 PM (ykSKg



Just don't get between Moochelle and a tamale. It could get ugly.


Then again, please do. I'd love to see you all bruised and cut up from your tamale eatin' wife.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 22, 2012 05:04 PM (UOM48)

57 --Were any SS agents trying to arrange male hookers for Barky (yeah, I went there)?
Posted by: logprof at April 22, 2012 04:52 PM (ykSKg)

I do wonder if it was only women or what else may be going on. for such an "interesting" story little detail has been revealed. Seriously, dozens of hookers and only one photo is released? how hard is it to get a hooker in cartagena to pose for a photo? Is someone paying girls off to lay low ?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 22, 2012 05:04 PM (Z9EHQ)

58
Thanks to Big Oil's greed, we now have delicious mutant shrimps!

Posted by: soothie at April 22, 2012 05:05 PM (FifrY)

59 I am such a snob about my nature documentaries. If there's an Attenborough narrated version I will only watch that, not the idiotic American dubbed one.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at April 22, 2012 05:06 PM (Gk3SS)

60 57
--Were any SS agents trying to arrange male hookers for Barky (yeah, I went there)?
Posted by: logprof at April 22, 2012 04:52 PM (ykSKg)




Nothing, and I mean nothing, would surprise me with this administration. Tranny hookers, blow......

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 22, 2012 05:06 PM (UOM48)

61 54
What's the carbon footprint caused by building a bonfire for a wiener roast? And by a wiener roast, I mean roasting wiener dogs.

Posted by: SCOAMF at April 22, 2012 05:03 PM (gZX7b)

--Ironically, free-range organic pooches have a bigger footprint and use resources more inefficiently than stall-fed.

Posted by: logprof at April 22, 2012 05:06 PM (ykSKg)

62 There's also a good piece over at RedState positing that the lack of CAGW subtext in Discovery Channel's Frozen Planet

Haven't seen the final episode but I understand that, as is typical for nature series, the WE'RE DOOMED or THE CUTE ANIMALS ARE DOOMED is saved for the last episode.

It was shown in Britain months ago - that's what I heard.

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at April 22, 2012 05:07 PM (d9lOz)

63 59
I am such a snob about my nature documentaries. If there's an
Attenborough narrated version I will only watch that, not the idiotic
American dubbed one.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at April 22, 2012 05:06 PM (Gk3SS)

--Same here. I have Planet Earth and Life. Human Planet is narrated by John Hurt, though.

Posted by: logprof at April 22, 2012 05:08 PM (ykSKg)

64 Speaking of pooches, our elderly neighbors' elderly doggeh is losing control of his bladder, etc. They told us yesterday that he's begun pooping all over their lovely home, too.

He's a rescue dog that our son used to walk for them. A sweet old thing. Sad. My sister's dog went deaf, blind, and crippled before she finally put the poor thing down. She came home one day and it was wallowing in its pee on the floor because it couldn't get up. She finally decided to put the 18 year old dog down.

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

65 Watch any documentary on the Iceball Earth evidence and be amazed. We need to get off-world, just in case.

Posted by: toby928© haz connections at April 22, 2012 05:09 PM (NG097)

66
You'd think that those 50+ million babies who were never born would have caused a lowering of all of those "Greenhouse Gasses".

Not to mention the millions of babies across the world who fell prey to the IPPF that aren't counted in the Guttmacher Institute numbers.....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at April 22, 2012 05:09 PM (0xqzf)

67 Most of these environmentalist wackos have never been out of the city in their life, and wouldn't last three days camping in the wilderness.

The really ironic part is without their prepackaged food they would most likely starve to death. Gets even funnier when you realize without all their electronic gps gizmo's they'd get lost - and again, most likely starve to death.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 05:10 PM (R5yLq)

68 You'd think that those 50+ million babies who were never born would have caused a lowering of all of those "Greenhouse Gasses".

I always think about the one that would have invented Cold Fusion, or cured cancer.

Posted by: toby928© haz connections at April 22, 2012 05:11 PM (NG097)

69 There's a great documentary about Lenin's er..."earth loving" in the Ukraine called Harvest of Despair. You can watch the whole thing on YouTube.

Posted by: Lauren at April 22, 2012 05:11 PM (1JyFD)

70 I've always said Barky wouldn't last one hour on a Boy Scout camp out. Too soft and pampered.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 22, 2012 05:11 PM (UOM48)

71 There is one episode of Frozen Planet that focuses exclusively on AGW. That's the point of making the show so otherwise excellent. So they can hammer you at the end with the BS episode telling you that everything you've seen is in danger and it's all your fault.

Love the libs. I wish we were even half as devious.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at April 22, 2012 05:11 PM (AlYnQ)

72 Nothing, and I mean nothing, would surprise me with this administration. Tranny hookers, blow......

Like you Jane I've pretty much lost my capacity for being surprised. However they do seem to find new ways of disgusting me daily..

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 05:11 PM (R5yLq)

73 I wonder if any of the millions of babies killed by malaria would've done something remarkable? Nah. Probably just eaten a dog or two.

Posted by: dagny at April 22, 2012 05:12 PM (4yXmp)

74 WOW. For a hoot(please insert Woodsie the Owl joke here)see if youtube still has the In Search Of ... The next ice age episode . This ad hit every nail with a sledgehammer. Nice job,when Mittens wins I hope he places America back on the path of winning .

Posted by: DrDrill at April 22, 2012 05:12 PM (DwM6I)

75 Video is being pulled as we post ..yeah post this FU Demoncrates...

Posted by: lost Dutch mans mind at April 22, 2012 05:12 PM (YlSwz)

76 I bet Barky would enjoy a petite tranny. Seems like it would be right up his alley....IYKWIM

Posted by: dagny at April 22, 2012 05:13 PM (4yXmp)

77 Actually, Planet Earth is almost completely AGW-free as well. Even when we get to the poor polar bear having to swim farther for prey part, it's more second-hand ("we could see more scenes like this in the future"). Of course, as we high-information Morons know, all but one of the local polar bear populations in the world have increased in size. It amuses me how often the exquisite footage in a lot of nature docs ably demonstrates how intelligent, crafty, and resourceful polar bears are, then almost immediately declares them doomed unless their environment remains completely static forever.

Posted by: logprof at April 22, 2012 05:13 PM (ykSKg)

78 they are looking into what involvement obama administration officials
have in hookergate. now it is starting to make sense. the restrained
response from the administration and the outrage seeming to eminate from
the wrong corners. It all makes sense, there are administration
officials involved.


I said when this first came out that the SS scandal was to try and distract from the bigwigs who were doing the same thing. The Administration is throwing the little fish (the agents) to the sharks in order to protect themselves.

Posted by: Alex at April 22, 2012 05:14 PM (jdZlf)

79 I've always said Barky wouldn't last one hour on a Boy Scout camp out. Too soft and pampered.


--------

He's a kid who never went to Boy Scouts, never played Little League, never sang in the Sunday School Christmas program, never did 4H, or a hundred other things American kids do. Instead he spent his formative years in Indonesia going to a muzzie school and eating dog.

He is not one of us.

Posted by: mama winger at April 22, 2012 05:14 PM (P6QsQ)

80 []I wonder if any of the millions of babies killed by malaria would've done something remarkable? Nah. Probably just eaten a dog or two.

But hey, on the upside at least they saved us from the horror's of DDT - which as it turns out is just a harmless and effective pesticide that could have save millions of lives had it not been banned by the eco nuts in the first place.

Sort of makes you want to burn an SUV in celebration, doesn't it? Lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 05:14 PM (R5yLq)

81 "Romney's America"

He should promise to cut GSA's budget at least in half.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 22, 2012 05:15 PM (gZX7b)

82 This is one of the more important videos that you will see this year. I posted it to my forum yesterday.

Posted by: trapeze at April 22, 2012 05:15 PM (lG6Nw)

83 Nothing, and I mean nothing, would surprise me with this administration. Tranny hookers, blow......


I thought there were reports that there was blow (in both senses apparently) there.



Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at April 22, 2012 05:16 PM (Gk3SS)

84 64
Speaking of pooches, our elderly neighbors' elderly doggeh is losing
control of his bladder, etc. They told us yesterday that he's begun
pooping all over their lovely home, too.

He's a rescue dog that
our son used to walk for them. A sweet old thing. Sad. My sister's dog
went deaf, blind, and crippled before she finally put the poor thing
down. She came home one day and it was wallowing in its pee on the floor
because it couldn't get up. She finally decided to put the 18 year old
dog down.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 22, 2012 05:09 PM (UOM4

--Mark Levin's previous dog had similar problems. He even wore doggie diapers. Levin has his faults, but hating animals is not one of them.

Posted by: logprof at April 22, 2012 05:16 PM (ykSKg)

85 He should promise to cut GSA's budget at least in half.

I'd rather see him eliminate it entirely and outsource whatever functions they did perform that are still necessary to private industry.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 05:17 PM (R5yLq)

86 Bill D Cat,

If you are on now, since you live in Calgary, could you please say how the town of Regina is pronounced in Canada?? I live in the Mich UP, and our weather comes from your area. Our weatherman pronounces Regina as Regiiina ( as in vagina ) and it sounds wrong, so I would like a Canadian opinion.

Posted by: Chilling the most at April 22, 2012 05:17 PM (6IV8T)

87 The lost boy article on the Sidebar is amazing. It's
hard to believe that there are still places where a lost 5 year old
shows up in a strange town and nobody gives a damn.Posted by: toby928


The only question is how many times will it be re-posted on the AoSHQ?


Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 22, 2012 05:18 PM (ebPtk)

88 25C here in Calgary today . I, for one, am all for global warming .
8°C here in Toronto right now. Screw global warming, Bill. And don't get too drunk Monday night after the election.

Posted by: zombie lenin at April 22, 2012 05:18 PM (nU/dt)

89 Uff da. A Yooper.



Posted by: mama winger at April 22, 2012 05:18 PM (P6QsQ)

90 >> It amuses me how often the exquisite footage in a lot of nature docs
ably demonstrates how intelligent, crafty, and resourceful polar bears
are, then almost immediately declares them doomed unless their
environment remains completely static forever.

These folks really don't have a good handle on how evolution works, do they?

Posted by: Andy at April 22, 2012 05:18 PM (XG+Mn)

91 If you are on now, since you live in Calgary, could you please say how the town of Regina is pronounced in Canada?? I live in the Mich UP, and our weather comes from your area. Our weatherman pronounces Regina as Regiiina ( as in vagina ) and it sounds wrong, so I would like a Canadian opinion.

Ok, wait. We got a chess thread, a gamers thread, a hockey thread - and no ask a Canadian thread?

Something's not right here.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 05:19 PM (R5yLq)

92 #88 Doh! Smelly Earth Day sock and forgetting an unrelated link in my sock.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 22, 2012 05:19 PM (nU/dt)

93 I watched, sounds just like SCFOAMF!!

Posted by: CarolT at April 22, 2012 05:20 PM (z4WKX)

94 I've got a weed tree I've been trying to kill for 16 years. Nature is very resourceful.

Posted by: dagny at April 22, 2012 05:20 PM (4yXmp)

95 If you are on now, since you live in Calgary, could
you please say how the town of Regina is pronounced in Canada?? I live
in the Mich UP, and our weather comes from your area. Our weatherman
pronounces Regina as Regiiina ( as in vagina ) and it sounds wrong, so I
would like a Canadian opinion.

Posted by: Chilling the most at April 22, 2012 05:17 PM (6IV8T)

--ree-JIE-nuh
(Pixy won't allow schwa)

Posted by: logprof, Winnipegger at April 22, 2012 05:22 PM (ykSKg)

96 "1. they are looking into what involvement obama administration officials have in hookergate. "

There were gay hookers?

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 22, 2012 05:22 PM (gZX7b)

97 NTTAWWT

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 22, 2012 05:22 PM (gZX7b)

98 I've got a weed tree I've been trying to kill for 16 years.

We have those camphor smelling trees here. Mrs928 has ordered me to make them extinct on our land. Extinct, with extreme prejudice.

It is proving to be difficult.

Posted by: toby928© haz connections at April 22, 2012 05:22 PM (NG097)

99 they are looking into what involvement obama administration officials have in hookergate.






Maybe Obama hooked up with his tranny nanny. I hope someone got pictures.

Posted by: mama winger at April 22, 2012 05:23 PM (P6QsQ)

100 I've got a weed tree I've been trying to kill for 16 years. Nature is very resourceful.

I've got a rose bush I transplanted from my parents old place after my mom died and dad decided to sell the old homestead.

I pampered that damn thing for almost 5 years, special potting soil, all the expensive rose care crap I could find - spent more money and time on the damn thing than I'd care to think about. Finally just gave up.

After a couple of years of completely ignoring it the damn thing took off and started blooming. Lesson learned I guess.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 05:24 PM (R5yLq)

101 Of course Obama wants the West to fail, what rock have you been hiding under?

Raised a communist, probably didn't register for the selective service. Spent 20 years in a church that espoused black liberation theology and later he taught a course with a syllabus focused on race critical theory. Stood back from local issue unless it had racially expedient overtones (Martin or Gates). Ignored a Senate that refuse to pass a federal budget but allowed his DOJ to ignore FF, UN and Mexican involvement in immigration policy, and anything having to do with the NBP. Bowed to Chinese premiers and Saudi kings. According to the third largest sheriff's department in the US, Obama has posted a fraudulent birth document on the WH website. Spent millions fighting eligibility claims while allowing a LTC to serve time in Leavenworth for no particular good reason. I could go on and on (50 million wasted with the Annenburg Foundation or 2008 campaign finance irregularities from unknown donors)

The President spent billions on a wasted effort to reward campaign contributors and allow our energy costs to skyrocket. The poor really want food and gas to become more expensive...they can afford it.

His friends and supporters are NOT Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, Derrick Bell, Carl Davidson, Frank
Marshall Davis, Anita Dunn, Jodie Evans, Sam Graham Felsen, Gregory
Galluzzo, Patrick Gespard, Kevin Jennings, Jeff Jones, Van Jones, Rashid
Khalidi, Marilyn Katz, Mike Klonsky, Mike Kruglik, John McKnight,
Khalid Al-Monsour, Saul Mendelson, Abner Mikva, Linda Ray Murray, Alice
Palmer, Zach Pollet, Tony Rezko, David Axlerod, Wade Rathke, Joel
Rogers, George Soros, Percy Sutton, Quentin Young, Rev Wright and
Pfleger…(“Tell me what company you keep and I’ll tell you what you are.” -Cervantes)

Obama is a enigmatic fraud perpetuated by a sycophant media and cowardly congress. Impeach the bastard now.

Posted by: Pieter Nosworthy at April 22, 2012 05:25 PM (kkYto)

102 Definately rhymes with vagina .... and I do plan on celebrating tomorrow night . Go boobie bus !

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at April 22, 2012 05:25 PM (npr0X)

103 they are looking into what involvement obama administration officials have in hookergate.

Well, on the upside at least the Secret Service wasn't selling the hookers assault rifles. I guess that's the ATF's gig.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 05:25 PM (R5yLq)

104 "37 Most of these environmentalist wackos have never been out of the city in their life, and wouldn't last three days camping in the wilderness.

So we could trick them into wearing pork chop necklaces on a bear country campout?

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 22, 2012 05:25 PM (gZX7b)

105 GO CAPS!!!!

Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 22, 2012 05:26 PM (jucos)

106 Pieter Nosworthy at April 22, 2012 05:25 PM (kkYto)





So, you're kind of on the fence about voting for him in November, eh?

Posted by: mama winger at April 22, 2012 05:27 PM (P6QsQ)

107 Oooh! Delores!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 22, 2012 05:27 PM (ebPtk)

108 102
Definately rhymes with vagina .... and I do plan on celebrating tomorrow night . Go boobie bus !

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at April 22, 2012 05:25 PM (npr0X)

--I always try to pronounce "University of Regina" very articulately and slowly, for obvious reasons.

Posted by: logprof, Winnipegger at April 22, 2012 05:27 PM (ykSKg)

109 "So we could trick them into wearing pork chop necklaces on a bear country campout?"

As bad as most of them smell I doubt the bears would get anywhere near them, pork chop or no pork chop. Lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 05:27 PM (R5yLq)

110 After a couple of years of completely ignoring it the damn thing took off and started blooming. Lesson learned I guess.. lol
Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 05:24 PM (R5yLq)


Glad I'm not the only one that's happened to. Except the rose belonged to me, I got maybe one rose to bloom in four years. Then we moved, and I gave it to my mom who lived right across the street. Damn thing just about took over the front of her house, bloomed right through fall and she didn't do anything special at all to it.

Posted by: antisocialist at April 22, 2012 05:28 PM (j/nZn)

111 We need to get off-world, just in case.

Then you better start packing and head down to NASA now. Because the nearest inhabitable planet has yet to found and our best hope still appears to be in the hundreds of light-year away territory. I'll be a little more confident in the success of your mission when we can actually travel at somewhere near the speed of light instead of some tiny percentage of that.

Say, do Mother Earth a favor and take Al Gore with you?

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at April 22, 2012 05:28 PM (phlKA)

112
>>"University of Regina"

Japanese pron studio???


Posted by: sTevo at April 22, 2012 05:29 PM (VMcEw)

113 As bad as most of them smell I doubt the bears would get anywhere near them, pork chop or no pork chop. Lol

You might be wrong about that . . .

Posted by: Zombie Tim Treadwell at April 22, 2012 05:29 PM (lJ2es)

114
Ok, wait. We got a chess thread, a gamers thread, a hockey thread - and no ask a Canadian thread?

Something's not right here.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 05:19 PM (R5yLq



I've been bitching about not having a Sunday recipe/cooking thread (with some fashion thrown in for the moronettes).

I know a lot of the morons here cook. I've been perusing Patio Daddio's blog this afternoon, along with Ree Drummond's Pioneer Woman.


Sadly, with the kid in Shitcanistan, I'm cooking low-fat, boring food for the two of us. However, when we have people over I pull out all the stops. Cooking is a relaxing diversion for me.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 22, 2012 05:30 PM (UOM48)

115 Then you better start packing and head down to NASA now.

Well if you want to feel better about being a muslim maybe. If you want to make a space trip you'd be better off contacting ACME and buying some of stuff out of their "preowned" rocket catalog. Lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 05:30 PM (R5yLq)

116 I pampered that damn thing for almost 5 years, special potting soil, all the expensive rose care crap I could find - spent more money and time on the damn thing than I'd care to think about. Finally just gave up.


Egg shells and neglect apparently work best.


These folks really don't have a good handle on how evolution works, do they?


Oh man I have so much fun with that. I love listening to how we must change because polar bears and then asking if the person yapping away believes in evolution. I generally get a very snotty of course in response. I then attempt to take said person through the whole adapt or die and aren't humans simply another part of nature and thus are not anything special and thus the polar bears should adapt or die. It usually doesn't take long to have said person stomping their feet in rage. Good times, good times.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at April 22, 2012 05:31 PM (Gk3SS)

117 So roses aren't like mushrooms Dems--you don't cover them in horseshit to get them to grow.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 22, 2012 05:31 PM (nU/dt)

118 Sadly, with the kid in Shitcanistan, I'm cooking low-fat, boring food for the two of us. However, when we have people over I pull out all the stops. Cooking is a relaxing diversion for me.

Lol.. well I guess most folks around here know I love to cook by now. I'd have a good time with a cooking/recipe thread. The fashion tips? Well totally wasted on me but I can always skip over that part I guess.

I hope Doh'Boy is doing well. Send him our best.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 05:32 PM (R5yLq)

119 This just in:



Cubs stink.

Posted by: mama winger at April 22, 2012 05:33 PM (P6QsQ)

120 Jane, I have a cousin who guest blogs (or does reviews or something) at Ree's now and then and has been to the ranch. She's apparently the real deal. I am so thrilled to see how well she's done. I remember when her blog first started. Both her cookbooks are good, too.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 05:33 PM (SsG4J)

121 Worst thing about it they live in luxury without distress off the backs of the very Americans they are intent on destroying. Oligarchists that are nothing but parasites.

Posted by: Hedley Lamarr at April 22, 2012 05:33 PM (5+Fw+)

122 In my experience, the only thing roses really need is to get whacked back whenever that is recommended for your area. Otherwise they get leggy and make puny flowers. Otherwise, dirt and water should do it. Maybe a little bloom-booster food in the spring.

Posted by: Peaches at April 22, 2012 05:34 PM (lJ2es)

123 Glad I'm not the only one that's happened to. Except the rose belonged to me, I got maybe one rose to bloom in four years.

What can I say, I have a black thumb. I've even killed plastic plants.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 05:34 PM (R5yLq)

124 "64 Speaking of pooches, our elderly neighbors' elderly doggeh is losing control of his bladder, etc."

There are doggie diapers at places like Petsmart or Petco.
I had a dog that was becoming paralyzed, and was just becoming listless. It was tough,but when they reach a point where they are losing interest in life, ya gotta do, what ya gotta do.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 22, 2012 05:34 PM (gZX7b)

125 SOS thank you for the links last weekend to your ongoing saga, I did read them. This is the best story ever, I hope you get it down in a short story or if there is more to come, a book.

Posted by: madamex at April 22, 2012 05:36 PM (5+Fw+)

126 In my experience, the only thing roses really need is to get whacked back whenever that is recommended for your area. Otherwise they get leggy and make puny flowers. Otherwise, dirt and water should do it. Maybe a little bloom-booster food in the spring.

The roses and I have come to an agreement. I leave them completely alone other than an occasional trimming. In return they continue to bloom, grow and smell nice. I don't even talk to them - if I do they get pissy and die. No idea why that is, I just know that is the way it is.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 05:36 PM (R5yLq)

127 SoS, haven't heard from him in a while. I have a feeling the Asus Transformer we gave him for his birthday the day before he left may be toast from going out on convoys. He called over a week ago and that's the last we've heard. He's always on Facebook and e-mailing. If the thing is broken or destroyed, I just wish he'd admit it. *sigh*

I do wish one of the cob-loggers would give us a recipe thread.

I made my Hawaiian Banana bread today for D'oh to take to his employees. They love it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 22, 2012 05:36 PM (UOM48)

128 Yeah, I've never had a bit of trouble growing roses. Find ones that are hardy for your area, give them a good digging-in to start, watch them that first year taking care to give them winter cover, stand back and watch them go. I grew all the flowers for my daughter's wedding when she got married. Probably 5-6 thousand dollars worth if bought from the florist.

Cooking on the other hand, uff da. I hate to cook. My son teases me that he had to join the Army to get a good meal.

Posted by: mama winger at April 22, 2012 05:37 PM (P6QsQ)

129 This could be a crucial penalty for the Bruins.

Posted by: logprof, Winnipegger at April 22, 2012 05:37 PM (ykSKg)

130 "SOS thank you for the links last weekend to your ongoing saga, I did read them. This is the best story ever, I hope you get it down in a short story or if there is more to come, a book."

Rotfl - well appreciate that but I seriously doubt this is the next great american novel. More of a "the damnedest thing happened to me at work yesterday" sort of story you hear at the local barbershop. Hummingbird has been pestering me to do some actual writing, I might at some point once I get things squared away at work.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 05:38 PM (R5yLq)

131 Most Dishonest Climate Survey EVAH!

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/changeyourmind/survey/

h/t Lubos Motl via WUWT

Posted by: onlyme at April 22, 2012 05:39 PM (ThE2s)

132 Howdy fellow Earthlings!

Great day here today. Gorgeous weather (will hit low 80s I think) and very productive. Put up the mirror in the master bath, found a great place for Sunday brunch (no small feat here in Utah), hit the garden center and loaded up on plants, half of which are now planted. Plus we put up our Frank Lloyd Wright (small replica) Midway Garden Sprite in our front entry garden, so now I am feeling more like this is home. We've toted the darned thing with us for over a dozen years as we've moved.

'Hope you are all have a great day.

Posted by: Y-not at April 22, 2012 05:39 PM (5H6zj)

133 Since you're here, Bill D., how is the situation in AB? Excited about the Wildrose?

Posted by: logprof, Winnipegger at April 22, 2012 05:39 PM (ykSKg)

134 "I'd rather see him eliminate it entirely and outsource whatever functions they did perform that are still necessary to private industry.
Posted by: StuckOnStupid "

Good idea. It seems that the culture of squandering money is so ingrained there that they'd be better off to just shut them down.

If I were in the position of hiring employees for a business, I would automatically be suspicious of anyone who had worked for that department.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 22, 2012 05:39 PM (gZX7b)

135 SoS, haven't heard from him in a while. I have a feeling the Asus Transformer we gave him for his birthday the day before he left may be toast from going out on convoys. He called over a week ago and that's the last we've heard. He's always on Facebook and e-mailing. If the thing is broken or destroyed, I just wish he'd admit it. *sigh*

Well next time you hear from him corner him on it and explain that you don't care about the transformer but if it is broke then you've got a whole ton of people just itching to buy him a replacement. If it did get fubar'd let us know and we'll take up a collection and replace it.l

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 05:40 PM (R5yLq)

136 Cooking on the other hand, uff da. I hate to cook.
---

What do you hate about it? Or is it just that you've done more than your fair share cooking for your family over the years and you're ready for a break? (That's where a lot of my friends are at -- "enough already!")

Posted by: Y-not at April 22, 2012 05:40 PM (5H6zj)

137 120
Jane, I have a cousin who guest blogs (or does reviews or something) at
Ree's now and then and has been to the ranch. She's apparently the real
deal. I am so thrilled to see how well she's done. I remember when her
blog first started. Both her cookbooks are good, too.


Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 05:33 PM (SsG4J



That is awesome. I love Ree Drummond.

I would have made a great ranch wife. Had my first horse in AZ and spent hours in the desert riding, and my last horse in SC I had for over 20 years (had to put the sweet thing down due to stomach cancer). He was as playful as a dog. I'd go out in his pasture, he'd chase me and I'd chase him. Used to give my mother heart attacks watching from the kitchen window.

One time my dad was repairing a fence, and the little devil snuck up and grabbed by dad's wallet out of his back pocket and ran with it. It was hilarious watching Daddy chasing that crazy horse. When I'd have an argument with my high school boyfriend, I'd go to the barn and cry onto the horse's neck and he'd give me soft nuzzles. Damn, I miss having a horse.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 22, 2012 05:42 PM (UOM48)

138 Good idea. It seems that the culture of squandering money is so ingrained there that they'd be better off to just shut them down.

It's amazing how much better the quality of work is when people actually think they might lose their jobs at some point. It's almost magic! Lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 05:42 PM (R5yLq)

139 That is an impressive Red-Out by the Caps fans.

Posted by: logprof, Winnipegger at April 22, 2012 05:43 PM (ykSKg)

140 Or is it just that you've done more than your fair
share cooking for your family over the years and you're ready for a
break? (That's where a lot of my friends are at -- "enough already!")

Posted by: Y-not at April 22, 2012 05:40 PM (5H6zj)


That's about right, I think. We used to grow a lot of our own food and I made everything from scratch, including bread and ketchup. I did that for years. Then I kind of got burnt out. I'd rather not eat than cook something now.

Posted by: mama winger at April 22, 2012 05:43 PM (P6QsQ)

141 The "If I Wanted America to Fail " video is great, but it would be even better if, in place of background music, they had the sound of whimpering puppies.
As a matter of fact, I think all of the Republican 2012 presidential election campaign ads should have whimpering puppy sounds in the background.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 22, 2012 05:43 PM (gZX7b)

142 Bruins, YES!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 05:44 PM (SsG4J)

143 GOAL!

Bruins take the lead, 3-2.

Posted by: logprof, Winnipegger at April 22, 2012 05:44 PM (ykSKg)

144 3-2 Black and Gold

Posted by: Capt. Obvious at April 22, 2012 05:44 PM (PdLCG)

145 I'm going to celebrate earth day by burning about 1700 gallons of Jet-A from EWR-SBA later on with some hypocrit fuggin liberals in the back sippin on some wine.

Posted by: Learflyer at April 22, 2012 05:44 PM (kheK+)

146 Were there phone charges on your dad's next bill from 1-900-555-MARE, Jane?

Posted by: andycanuck at April 22, 2012 05:45 PM (nU/dt)

147 Have you dumped enough CO2 in the atmosphere today? There's still time!

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 22, 2012 05:45 PM (DoaFB)

148 141
The "If I Wanted America to Fail " video is great, but it would be even
better if, in place of background music, they had the sound of
whimpering puppies.

As a matter of fact, I think all of the Republican 2012 presidential
election campaign ads should have whimpering puppy sounds in the
background.





Posted by: nerdygirl at April 22, 2012 05:43 PM (gZX7b)

--My favorite part of the "Dogeater" video was the doggie noises.

Posted by: logprof, Winnipegger at April 22, 2012 05:45 PM (ykSKg)

149 I made my Hawaiian Banana bread today for D'oh to take to his employees. They love it.

I grow zucchini for the Mrs. They're almost fool-proof to start and grow in just about any soil. Summer heat? Humidity? No rain? Too much rain? They still grow like a summabitch. The deer even leave them alone.

It makes her happy to have fresh zucchini in a salad. She'd make this bread from it sometime and offer me a slice. I'd always refuse. Then one time I finally broke down and tasted it. It's actually pretty amazing.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at April 22, 2012 05:46 PM (phlKA)

150 Well next time you hear from him corner him on it
and explain that you don't care about the transformer but if it is broke
then you've got a whole ton of people just itching to buy him a
replacement. If it did get fubar'd let us know and we'll take up a
collection and replace it.l

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 05:40 PM (R5yLq



That's sweet, but he should be able to replace it himself. He sure isn't spending money on clubbing and beer.


I'm so frustrated. I've sent him four "care packages" with Girl Scout cookies and other goodies to share with his friends, and since he arrived in January, he's received his guitar and ONE of the four packages. I keep checking the USPS tracking numbers, plus they're supposed to alert me via e-mail when they arrive and nothing. Jeebus.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 22, 2012 05:46 PM (UOM48)

151 "I'm going to celebrate earth day by burning about 1700 gallons of Jet-A from EWR-SBA later on with some hypocrit fuggin liberals in the back sippin on some wine."

Couldn't afford the 1700 gallons of jet fuel, hell it's gotten to the point where I damn near need a bank loan to fill the car's gas tank.

So I've been saving old tires instead. Nothing say's earth day quite like a huge pile of burning tires.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 05:46 PM (R5yLq)

152 Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 05:42 PM (R5yLq)

Makes Romney's "I like to be able to fire people" sound pretty good!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 22, 2012 05:47 PM (i3+c5)

153 Then I kind of got burnt out. I'd rather not eat than cook something now.
-----
Well, you've earned a rest! That's what I always tell my friend.

For me it's entertainment and I didn't have kids to raise, so I have more miles left on my culinary odometer, as it were.

Posted by: Y-not at April 22, 2012 05:47 PM (5H6zj)

154 I have a son who eats like a horse. However, if I cried I think he would only roll his eyes

Posted by: dagny at April 22, 2012 05:47 PM (4yXmp)

155 145
I'm going to celebrate earth day by burning about 1700 gallons of Jet-A
from EWR-SBA later on with some hypocrit fuggin liberals in the back
sippin on some wine.

Posted by: Learflyer at April 22, 2012 05:44 PM (kheK+)

--Hmmm, where is SBA? I'd google it, but I'd rather hear about the trip itself from you.
I'm taking a ridiculously inefficient three-segment trip to Dallas Tuesday. Inefficient time- and fuel-wise, but better for scooping up miles.

Posted by: logprof, Winnipegger at April 22, 2012 05:47 PM (ykSKg)

156 That is an impressive Red-Out by the Caps fans.


They give the Tshirts away as fans walk in.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 05:49 PM (SsG4J)

157 I'm rooting for Boston mainly because I want this series to go to 7.

Posted by: logprof, Winnipegger at April 22, 2012 05:49 PM (ykSKg)

158 I'm so frustrated. I've sent him four "care packages" with Girl Scout cookies and other goodies to share with his friends, and since he arrived in January, he's received his guitar and ONE of the four packages. I keep checking the USPS tracking numbers, plus they're supposed to alert me via e-mail when they arrive and nothing. Jeebus.

If it were me I think I'd probably make some of that banana bread and add a special ingredient - enough laxative to clean out a small horse.

Then mark them with a red dot and let doh'boy know if he gets any with a red dot on them to toss them. It will be a real nice surprise for anyone further up the supply chain if they are pilfering care packages.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 05:50 PM (R5yLq)

159 156
That is an impressive Red-Out by the Caps fans.


They give the Tshirts away as fans walk in.


Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 05:49 PM (SsG4J)

--The announcers said there was no promotion; the fans bought and brought all there stuff themselves.
Caps GOAL!

Posted by: logprof, Winnipegger at April 22, 2012 05:50 PM (ykSKg)

160 Damn, Caps!


Such an awesome game, though.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 05:50 PM (SsG4J)

161 logprof ,

Yes . Scanned a few of the Moronto newspapers this morning and the lefties really seem scared of the outcome . The Wildroses' platform really is a good thing for conservatism in Canada and if elected there will be a goodly amount of wailing and gnashing of teeth from the usual suspects .

Can't wait .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at April 22, 2012 05:51 PM (npr0X)

162 Ovie is just lethal.

Posted by: logprof, Winnipegger at April 22, 2012 05:51 PM (ykSKg)

163 Posted by: logprof, Winnipegger at April 22, 2012 05:50 PM (ykSKg)

Oh, my bad! They showed them before the last game handing them out and I thought it was the same situation here.

I am pulling for the Bruins, but am loving the way the Caps are playing.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 05:52 PM (SsG4J)

164 SBA = Santa Barbra, CA

Posted by: OldDog at April 22, 2012 05:53 PM (tQYJH)

165 that was a great video

I remember the aerosol cans will killl us all in an ice age doctrine.
I knew BS in the 3rd grade when I heard it.

Posted by: d at April 22, 2012 05:53 PM (7XH0F)

166 I'm almost sure it's incompetence in the White House and not malice. Exhibit G5, your Honor:

'“Right now in West Virginia,” he said, “these first three and a half years haven’t been that good to West Virginia. So, then you look [at] what the options will be, who will be on the other end.”"

said David Fucking Axelrod.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 22, 2012 05:54 PM (ebPtk)

167 "I grow zucchini for the Mrs. They're almost fool-proof to start and grow in just about any soil. Summer heat? Humidity? No rain? Too much rain? They still grow like a summabitch."

What we've always done with them: coat in flour and fry zucchini slices. Them put them in a casserole with spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese and bake. My mom used to do that to use up the zucchini, and get us to eat vegetables.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 22, 2012 05:57 PM (gZX7b)

168 More of a "the damnedest thing happened to me at work yesterday" sort of story you hear at the local barbershop.

My friends told me that the barbershop is where I can find the best news about the Pope retiring. I don't let them comment here or else there would be 1,000 comments on every thread and Ace would let me open that can and scoop some in your dish now let me wipe that up and the litter is right over there so why did you do that.

Posted by: Curious, off her meds at April 22, 2012 05:57 PM (phlKA)

169
55I've been ranting about Earth Day all day. True fact: Lenin induced an artificial famine to kill off millions of subversive Ukranians. Genocide is green.



That was Stalin, not Lenin, but your point remains. Ukrainian kulaks (the better off farmers) resisted collectivization, so ... Stalin confiscated the harvest, sealed Ukraine off, then let them starve. But Americans and capitalists are unfeeling brutes.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 22, 2012 05:57 PM (SJUtm)

170 Yes . Scanned a few of the Moronto newspapers this
morning and the lefties really seem scared of the outcome . The
Wildroses' platform really is a good thing for conservatism in Canada
and if elected there will be a goodly amount of wailing and gnashing of
teeth from the usual suspects .



Can't wait .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at April 22, 2012 05:51 PM (npr0X)

--and of course they love pointing out that most of their candidates are old white guys.

Posted by: logprof, Winnipegger at April 22, 2012 05:57 PM (ykSKg)

171 As has already been noted here, there is some AGW hectoring in Frozen Planet, but it's relatively minimal. Also noted, there is an overall increase in polar bears world wide. I consider this to be a bad thing. I have it on good authority that polar bears are especially fond of dog.

Posted by: pep at April 22, 2012 05:58 PM (6TB1Z)

172 D'oh is watching the Braves and Diamond Backs. He actually got out today and finally tackled all the wild vines trying to take over the trees. We had a crew out for two days severely pruning back all the azaleas (we probably have at least 100) and other shrubs.

Living in a semi-tropical climate sucks when it comes to weeds and growing things. A few days from now the vines will be back.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 22, 2012 05:58 PM (UOM48)

173 Another OT game!

Posted by: logprof at April 22, 2012 05:59 PM (ykSKg)

174 Oh man... OT.

Posted by: Capt. Obvious at April 22, 2012 06:00 PM (PdLCG)

175 Sudden Death. I like the sound of that.

Posted by: mama winger at April 22, 2012 06:00 PM (P6QsQ)

176 Still more OT.


Braves trying to come back.


Rib eyes for supper.

Husband half crocked on absinthe and acting silly, which is not usual for him.


Life is good.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 06:00 PM (SsG4J)

177 I have it on good authority that polar bears are especially fond of dog.

So Barky has some competition.

Posted by: Retread at April 22, 2012 06:02 PM (joSBv)

178 What network is carrying the Bruins?

Posted by: madamex at April 22, 2012 06:02 PM (5+Fw+)

179 My friends told me that the barbershop is where I can find the best news about the Pope retiring.

Only if your getting your hair cut at the Vatican. Most of the guys at my local barbershop don't really concern themselves with the inner workings of the Catholic Church. Mostly they talk about farming, trucks, and women. Mostly women. Lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 06:03 PM (R5yLq)

180 Mmmmm, T-bone hot off the grill. Chewing that first bite. Back in a bit. Oh, hi all.

Posted by: teej at April 22, 2012 06:03 PM (d+1xu)

181 wow, somehow stumbled onto this page and thread, and....you guys are fucked.
plus to harrison bergeron dude, seems like it's the only vonnegut story you like cuz you've totally misunderstood it:
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2455/is_4_35/ai_91040892/

Posted by: holy shit at April 22, 2012 06:03 PM (VAhxo)

182 172 Absolutely Jane. Here in Southwest Georgia your yard can become a jungle really quick. Privet hedge is the worst,

Posted by: wierd flunky at April 22, 2012 06:04 PM (tlhtD)

183 madamex, NBC

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 06:04 PM (SsG4J)

184 Jane D'oh, you have to get azaleas chopped back? I've azaleas in my back yard, and they keep dying. This is California, nothing dies here, so what am I doing wrong?

Full disclosure: I'm rotten at gardening. But I planted roses, and they're going gangbusters. I planted heavenly bamboo, and it's turning into quite startling hillocks. I have vines, and the cemetery and we have to disentangle their trees periodically.

But the azaleas are dying.

Posted by: Dianna at April 22, 2012 06:04 PM (mKMj1)

185 178
What network is carrying the Bruins?

Posted by: madamex at April 22, 2012 06:02 PM (5+Fw+)

--CBC

Posted by: logprof at April 22, 2012 06:04 PM (ykSKg)

186 Pfft. Only the 3rd OT for Bruins/Caps.

Pussies.

Posted by: Coyotes & Blackhawks at April 22, 2012 06:04 PM (PdLCG)

187 Privet hedge is the worst


Ahem

Posted by: Mighty, mighty kudzu at April 22, 2012 06:05 PM (SsG4J)

188 But the azaleas are dying.

Only advice I can give you is not to let me anywhere near them. I'd kill them deader than Elvis in a heartbeat.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 06:06 PM (R5yLq)

189 TY Tammy

Posted by: madamex at April 22, 2012 06:06 PM (5+Fw+)

190 If I wanted AmeriKKKa to fail...

I would take over the language. I would convince them that increases in spending were decreases. I would call brown people white, if it served the narrative. I would call any science that doesn't fit my political agenda, heresy. In short I wouldn't change a thing.

Posted by: Dumas at April 22, 2012 06:06 PM (eyhrK)

191 Dianna, azaleas generally need acidic soil. Western soils are typically alkaline.

There are azaleas that grow out, here, though. Could be another issue.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 06:06 PM (SsG4J)

192 187 Privet hedge is number 2.

Posted by: wierd flunky at April 22, 2012 06:06 PM (tlhtD)

193 No open thread is complete without raykon's droppings.

Mentioning Vonnegut draws him like shit to flies.

Posted by: logprof at April 22, 2012 06:06 PM (ykSKg)

194 And why have I never noticed that logprof is such a smartass before??? :

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 06:06 PM (SsG4J)

195 Living in a semi-tropical climate sucks when it comes to weeds and growing things. A few days from now the vines will be back.




Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 22, 2012 05:58 PM (UOM4
---------------------

Tell me about it. At some time in the far past some idiot planted wisteria in the area where I now have woods in the back yard. It has taken over the woods and even choking out the pine trees now.
Wisteria is flowering kudzu you can't do anything with it. The vines going up the pine trees are as big around as my legs now.

Posted by: Vic at April 22, 2012 06:07 PM (YdQQY)

196
THATS MICHIGAN NOT MICHUACAN AMIGO !!!!

Reminds me of a bumper sticker I saw back in the 80's on the Left Coast.
No forrow to crose prease.

Posted by: BearMtnBob at April 22, 2012 06:07 PM (7A0m5)

197 “Right now in West Virginia,” he said, “these first three and a half years haven’t been that good to West Virginia. So, then you look [at] what the options will be, who will be on the other end.”
said David Fucking Axelrod.

Yeah, being anti-mining can be a bit tough on a state like West Virginia. Then again, being anti-business ends up being hard on everyone, well, except those on welfare.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 22, 2012 06:08 PM (gZX7b)

198 Stuck, it's probably too cold for azaleas where you're at. How far north are you?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 06:08 PM (SsG4J)

199 192 I swear you can watch that stuff grow by the hour.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 06:09 PM (SsG4J)

200 I tried to pull the privet hedge tubers out of the ground with my truck tore the back end out of the truck. Luckily I was using the company truck.

Posted by: wierd flunky at April 22, 2012 06:09 PM (tlhtD)

201 Excellent video. It clearly and powerfully summarizes a crucial part ofthe left's strategy for America's destruction.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 22, 2012 06:10 PM (GjDnP)

202 []wow, somehow stumbled onto this page and thread, and....you guys are fucked.

Oh yes, because the outcome of the next election will certainly depend on what Kurt Vonnegut thinks. That is after all what all the "independents" base their votes on, the political opinions of an overrated, self important hack like Vonnegut.

Rotflmao!

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 06:10 PM (R5yLq)

203 I'm going to drink a giant margarita and eat some steak andv shrimp fajitas tonite...but mostly I'm going to drink the giant margarita

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 22, 2012 06:10 PM (Lny7W)

204 There are types of azaleas that will grow in CA, some in the Northern areas and some in the Southern areas. You should check with local garden stores for the type you need. Also, azaleas generally do not like strong sun so you have to be particular where you plant them.

Posted by: Vic at April 22, 2012 06:10 PM (YdQQY)

205 "Stuck, it's probably too cold for azaleas where you're at. How far north are you?"

About smack dab in the middle between Mexico and Canada. So I can't get a decent taco or a decent hockey game.. lol.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 06:12 PM (R5yLq)

206 For you, Vic, the Worlds largest wisteria:


http://www.sierramadrechamber.com/wistaria/history.pdf

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 06:12 PM (SsG4J)

207 So I can't get a decent taco or a decent hockey game.. lol.



Talk about fucked.....

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 06:13 PM (SsG4J)

208 Harrison Bergeron was the first and only honest piece by Vonnegut.

It wasn't a warning to others. It was a fantasy written by a Leftist for other Leftists.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 22, 2012 06:14 PM (ebPtk)

209 I'm happy to be away from SoCal, where lilacs do not do well. They seem to grow like weeds here in Utah. We bought three over the weekend.

Posted by: Y-not at April 22, 2012 06:14 PM (5H6zj)

210 Only advice I can give you is not to let me anywhere near them. I'd kill them deader than Elvis in a heartbeat.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid

Ha! I know someone who killed ficus tree! His joke name is "Purple Thumb".

Posted by: Dianna at April 22, 2012 06:14 PM (mKMj1)

211 194
And why have I never noticed that logprof is such a smartass before??? :


Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 06:06 PM (SsG4J)

--Mostly with trolls, so it depends on the timing.

Posted by: logprof at April 22, 2012 06:14 PM (ykSKg)

212 Mentioning Vonnegut draws him like shit to flies.

So you mention one self aggrandized over rated jackass and you get more?

Ok, so why are we wasting all this time with chess threads, gaming threads et al

Let's get a damn Playboy Bunny thread up post haste!

Lol.. ouch.. ribs.. ouch..

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 06:15 PM (R5yLq)

213 Kurt Vonnegut strayed off the liberal plantation once, and spent the rest of his life blowing smoke and handwaving about it.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 22, 2012 06:15 PM (LrKfv)

214 Ha! I know someone who killed ficus tree! His joke name is "Purple Thumb".

I've killed cactus. I have a gift.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 06:15 PM (R5yLq)

215 So Y-not are you Utes gonna reelect Hatch or not?

Posted by: wierd flunky at April 22, 2012 06:15 PM (tlhtD)

216 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 06:12 PM (SsG4J)
-----------------------


Insane people let it destroy their house. I can't understand people. The things only bloom for about a week in the Spring. If they bloomed all the time they may be worthwhile, but as far as I am concerned, they are no better than kudzu.

Posted by: Vic at April 22, 2012 06:16 PM (YdQQY)

217 Posted by: Dianna at April 22, 2012 06:04 PM (mKMj1



Azaleas grow like weeds here. The only ones we didn't have cut back are huge ones in the front yard between ours and the neighbors' yard.


They're beautiful in the spring, but get out of control quickly. My husband tried over the past eleven years we've lived here to keep up with them, and I finally put my foot down and said we needed experts to deal with them. No argument from him, as he owns a business and has his hands full.


Azaleas love the soil and humidity here.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 22, 2012 06:16 PM (UOM48)

218 Soetoro on 'comedy' shows this week. Shameless fraud.

Posted by: Tough,Tougher,Crunchy at April 22, 2012 06:17 PM (c3mby)

219 I can't plant azalea except close to the house. The damn deer will chew them to the ground during the winter. Same with rhododendron. I throw bird netting on top of them in early winter and it limits the damage.

There's nothing like the sound of antler scrapping against siding during a cold winters night as they forage for ivy close to the house. Followed by the sound of a raccoon on top of a trash buggy rocking it back and forth in order to knock it to the ground.

If they both weren't working so hard at getting a meal at my expense I'd swear they were liberals.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at April 22, 2012 06:17 PM (phlKA)

220 And why have I never noticed that logprof is such a smartass before??? :

You should see him in the showers!

Posted by: Eric Massa at April 22, 2012 06:18 PM (7NSiu)

221 204
There are types of azaleas that will grow in CA, some in the Northern
areas and some in the Southern areas. You should check with local garden
stores for the type you need. Also, azaleas generally do not like
strong sun so you have to be particular where you plant them.


Posted by: Vic

Supposedly, these are the right kind, and they're planted in the shade.

We have to replace them, anyway, so we've been debating what the new plants will be. Hopefully, something that will survive.

Posted by: Dianna at April 22, 2012 06:18 PM (mKMj1)

222 And why have I never noticed that logprof is such a smartass before???

When it comes to smartass comments logprof is a master sniper. He waits for just the right shot, then BLAM! 1600 yards out, they never see it coming.

I genuflect to the master

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 06:18 PM (R5yLq)

223 Azaleas? Yeesh. The builder put three of 'em in the front of the house when we bought it; I don't care for them, they're pretty but messy when they lose their blooms and then...nothing. Anyway, I dug them up (they were thriving) and moved them to the back corner of the back yard, 'cause I wanted to make a sort of memorial garden for the grandbaby we lost at birth. Well...four years later, and they look like vines with a few stray flowers on them once a year.
I've been told that Ironite is good for them. I'm thinking that replacing them would be better.

Posted by: antisocialist at April 22, 2012 06:18 PM (j/nZn)

224 Going to fire up the Weber charcoal grill for Gaia. brb.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 22, 2012 06:19 PM (UOM48)

225 202
[]wow, somehow stumbled onto this page and thread, and....you guys are fucked.



Oh yes, because the outcome of the next election will certainly
depend on what Kurt Vonnegut thinks. That is after all what all the
"independents" base their votes on, the political opinions of an
overrated, self important hack like Vonnegut.



Rotflmao!





Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 06:10 PM (R5yLq)

--SoS, raykon has an obsession with Vonnegut. It's a recurring theme.

Posted by: logprof at April 22, 2012 06:20 PM (ykSKg)

226 Azelias are dying because they're getting sun? They hate sun.

Posted by: dagny at April 22, 2012 06:20 PM (4yXmp)

227 He's good guy to have on your side in a tickle-fight, too.

Posted by: Eric Massa at April 22, 2012 06:20 PM (7NSiu)

228 Azaleas

Posted by: dagny at April 22, 2012 06:21 PM (4yXmp)

229 Posted by: Vic at April 22, 2012 06:16 PM (YdQQY)


I love wisteria, but it belongs on an iron pergola in the middle of open ground, and should only be grown by someone vigilant enough to keep an eye on it and strong enough to keep it pruned.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 06:21 PM (SsG4J)

230 SoS, raykon has an obsession with Vonnegut. It's a recurring theme.

So if he asks me if I want to see the shrine, just say no.. got it.. Lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 06:21 PM (R5yLq)

231 218
Soetoro on 'comedy' shows this week. Shameless fraud.

Posted by: Tough,Tougher,Crunchy at April 22, 2012 06:17 PM (c3mby)

--Gives the hosts an excuse not to make dogeater jokes.

Posted by: logprof at April 22, 2012 06:21 PM (ykSKg)

232 This series will go to7!

Posted by: logprof at April 22, 2012 06:21 PM (ykSKg)

233 Bruins Win!!!

Posted by: Capt. Obvious at April 22, 2012 06:21 PM (PdLCG)

234 YES! Game 7!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 06:22 PM (SsG4J)

235 Everybody has azaleas here so I wanted something different. I planted Camellias. I have some that bloom in the spring and others that bloom in the late fall.



I think they look a lot better than azaleas as well.

Posted by: Vic at April 22, 2012 06:22 PM (YdQQY)

236 >>215 So Y-not are you Utes gonna reelect Hatch or not?


I don't know, but after doing a bit of due diligence (and assuming he passes that step) I plan to work for, and donate to, Dan Liljenquist. I was glad Herrod didn't get it. I've heard a lot of bad things about him.

I've been here less than two years, so I am still getting the feel for the politics. It sounds like the last time participation in caucuses was off/low, so they were dominated by less Establishment people and libertarians. This time (our caucuses were earlier this year) I heard from a lot of friends and neighbors that the wards were encouraged to turn out. I don't mean that they were told how to "vote," just that they were told to participate. So my gut tells me that the "silent majority" of middle class, conservative (but probably not super-conservative) voters in Utah are more mobilized this time. So I think that may actually help the incumbent, because these folks want Mitt to have a majority in Congress so they will support the safe candidates.

Just my guess.

I saw that Mia Love, who is mayor of a nearby town (and in a different district), won the nomination outright (against a current UT legislator and Party favorite - he'd even been endorsed by Mike Lee). She's the gal that Legal Insurrection has been touting for quite a while now and I admit she seems impressive.

So I may do something uncharacteristic for me and work on her campaign (even though she wouldn't be my congresscritter - mine is Chaffetz). She's going up against Matheson (our only D congressman).

Posted by: Y-not at April 22, 2012 06:22 PM (5H6zj)

237 When it comes to smartass comments logprof is a
master sniper. He waits for just the right shot, then BLAM! 1600 yards
out, they never see it coming.



I genuflect to the master

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 06:18 PM (R5yLq)

--Your smackdown of raykon just now was a delight as well.

Posted by: logprof, Mutual Dicksucking Society Member in Good Kneeling at April 22, 2012 06:23 PM (ykSKg)

238 All right, great game but time for a nap now so I can make it through Kings-Canucks.

Posted by: logprof at April 22, 2012 06:24 PM (ykSKg)

239 226
Azelias are dying because they're getting sun? They hate sun.


Posted by: dagny

I don't know why I feel defensive about this, but, truly, I was careful! My azaleas were all planted in the shade, honest! I'm not killing them by putting them in the sun! I'm not cruelly torturing my azaleas, they're just dying horrible, hideous, suffering deaths because I have no idea what's wrong with them. If the soil's wrong, I will try to remediate, but I fear it is too late. The poor little azaleas, always wimpy, are clearly dying. Two are definitely dead, the other five are heading that way.

Posted by: Dianna at April 22, 2012 06:25 PM (mKMj1)

240 George Carlin about Earth Day: http://tinyurl.com/77fabsc

Posted by: MoJoTee at April 22, 2012 06:25 PM (e1kfW)

241 We have to replace them, anyway, so we've been debating what the new plants will be. Hopefully, something that will survive.
---
In our old SoCal digs (easter LA county) gardenias were very hardy. They bloomed a long time, the flowers are fragrant, and they are evergreen. All we ever did to them was water them.

Posted by: Y-not at April 22, 2012 06:25 PM (5H6zj)

242 Y'all with azaleas and lilacs, need to thread clematis through them to get another season of bloom from them, and choose varieties that color well in Autumn, for still more seasonal attractiveness.


I am not a big fan of the common azaleas one sees over planted everywhere, but there are some breathtaking species, and some are very fragrant, and bloom later in the summer. Swamp azalea colors up beautifully in the Fall, and has the most delicious spicy fragrance.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 06:25 PM (SsG4J)

243 Dianna, they may have a disease of some sort. It's probably not any thing you're doing!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 06:27 PM (SsG4J)

244 Have you dumped enough CO2 in the atmosphere today?

I plan on torching every Prius I can find tonight in celebration of Earth day.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 22, 2012 06:27 PM (8ytl5)

245 He's a rescue dog that our son used to walk for
them. A sweet old thing. Sad. My sister's dog went deaf, blind, and
crippled before she finally put the poor thing down. She came home one
day and it was wallowing in its pee on the floor because it couldn't get
up. She finally decided to put the 18 year old dog down.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 22, 2012 05:09 PM (UOM4
Putting a beloved pet down is the hardest decision. I was bawling so hard the vet let me out the back door and told me he'd bill me.

Posted by: Ombudsman at April 22, 2012 06:27 PM (AxHOT)

246 When it comes to Congress, if you want to laugh/cry check out my distingished Rep. Sanford Bishop. Large ahem, entitlement community here so a liberal democrat working on 20 years from the great state of Georgia. We're very proud.

Posted by: wierd flunky at April 22, 2012 06:28 PM (tlhtD)

247 In our old SoCal digs (easter LA county) gardenias
were very hardy. They bloomed a long time, the flowers are fragrant, and
they are evergreen. All we ever did to them was water them.

Posted by: Y-not

Allergic, more's the pity.

No decision has yet been made, but I'm thinking low-maintenance. My roses are thriving, and I hardly touch them.

Posted by: Dianna at April 22, 2012 06:29 PM (mKMj1)

248 I may have mentioned this before, but my mom (RIP) used to be a school activist, aka "book burner." (Really, she wasn't, but you know Libs.)

Anyway, she participated in quite a few conferences on curriculum -- she was supposed to be the Crazy Bookburner Mother -- and at one of these she was on a panel with Vonnegut. So she wound up having breakfast with him, which consisted in his case of booze.

Posted by: Y-not at April 22, 2012 06:29 PM (5H6zj)

249 The only thing I can think of is that they need more acid (like miracle grow) or, more likely, someone near by is putting weed 'n feed or spray weed killer on the grass and it has blown onto the bushes. I lost a lilac that way and almost lost a whole bunch of knock-out roses like that this year but I caught it in time to wash it all away. My mom killed my dad's whole vegetable garden putting weed control on the lawn once. Poor guy. His garden was his pride and joy and one day everything just started turning yellow and curling up.....makes me sad to think about it.

Posted by: dagny at April 22, 2012 06:30 PM (4yXmp)

250 My azalea are blooming a month early and are totally awesome. In fact the old 'April showers, May flowers' is reversed. All the May flowers are blooming now, and April has been a total bust for rain. Until today, then tonight, then tomorrow when we'll get a months rain in one fell swoop.

But I bow before the wisdom and intelligence of Al Gore who got a 'D' in Earth Science in college.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at April 22, 2012 06:31 PM (phlKA)

251 Posted by: wierd flunky at April 22, 2012 06:28 PM (tlhtD)

In any other scenario where you gave away other people's money for your personal gain, you would be branded a thief, but somehow for Congresscritters, it's a feature not a prosecutable offense.

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 22, 2012 06:31 PM (i3+c5)

252 >>Allergic, more's the pity.

That's a shame.

Another thing that grew like a weed in our yard and was spectacular when in flower was mock orange. Very fragrant flowers.

I think it can be invasive - makes a lot of seeds that would sprout. But we liked it because it was pretty, evergreen, fragrant, and hardy.

Posted by: Y-not at April 22, 2012 06:31 PM (5H6zj)

253 Dianna, are you looking to replace the azaleas with something?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 06:32 PM (SsG4J)

254 []wow, somehow stumbled onto this page and thread, and....you guys are fucked.
Sounds like the opening line in a letter to Truth Team or Attack Watch from a dim toady who would really like to have dinner with Barky (main course would be dog, of course).

Posted by: Ammo Dump at April 22, 2012 06:32 PM (WUWb9)

255 Kudzu is a menace, but it's also very cool in it's own way. When I drive any distance in the summer I see huge tracts of roadside forest completely encased in the stuff. Looks like someone draped the world's best camo netting over a whole town.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 22, 2012 06:32 PM (hiMsy)

256 The AGW issue may have jumped the shark, ahese shitstains are never going to stop. This is their final frontier because they have nothing else. The only thing they can do is rehash their discredited bullshit like class warfare. It's a loser and they know it.

They abandoned winning strategy of just getting their way slowly, incrementally, inexorably. They've gone full speed ahead and the only thing that will stop these assholes is a win in November. We don't win this, it's over.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at April 22, 2012 06:33 PM (wTXhS)

257 Posted by: dagny at April 22, 2012 06:30 PM (4yXmp)

Same company, but they also make Miracid which is more tuned to acid loving plants.You might also check out Hollytone a granular acidic fertilizer.

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 22, 2012 06:33 PM (i3+c5)

258 Mock orange:
http://tinyurl.com/7ml4wy3

Posted by: Y-not at April 22, 2012 06:33 PM (5H6zj)

259 #249 - Oh, dear!

I don't know, I'll check it out. We're digging out the sad remains of the two deaders next weekend, at which time we'll do the little soil acidity test from Home Despots and see where we stand.

I'll ask the neighbors about what they've been up to, and see if that's a factor.

Posted by: Dianna at April 22, 2012 06:33 PM (mKMj1)

260 I should check to see if we can grow mock orange here. I'd forgotten about how much I loved that.

It's interesting here. We can do some types of rosemary year-round as well as lavendar, but I suspect citrus trees and olives would not survive here.

Posted by: Y-not at April 22, 2012 06:34 PM (5H6zj)

261 253
Dianna, are you looking to replace the azaleas with something?


Posted by: Tammy al-Thor

Yes, but I have no idea what, at this point. Things like this are always an endless negotiation in this household.

Posted by: Dianna at April 22, 2012 06:34 PM (mKMj1)

262 We don't win this, it's over.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at April 22, 2012 06:33 PM (wTXhS)

The rachet effect in action as evidenced that the Repubs didn't even try to completely repeal the 100W incandescent light bulb ban. Instead, they waffled their way to not funding enforcement of the ban. Thanks Boner!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 22, 2012 06:35 PM (i3+c5)

263 Your smackdown of raykon just now was a delight as well.

Lol.. well thanks but lets be honest, Raykon is hardly what one would consider "big game" in the world of troll hunting. More like shooting fish in a barrel.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 06:35 PM (R5yLq)

264 So then it's a shaded area? What direction does it face?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 06:36 PM (SsG4J)

265 Recommendation. Anchor tree. Full southern exposure. limited size

Posted by: Ombudsman at April 22, 2012 06:36 PM (AxHOT)

266 256 Witchburner you are correct. I have never feared for the future of my country accept for the abstract cold war, world war destruction possibillity, until now. We are in serious jeopardy, The Dogeater in Chief must go. I don't think we can survive 4 more years of this.

Posted by: wierd flunky at April 22, 2012 06:38 PM (tlhtD)

267 What's neat about azalea is that you can bend a low growing branch to the ground, put a weight (I use a brick) on top of them, throw some soil or compost on top, and *presto* in fall you can cut away the branch and have a brand new azalea.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at April 22, 2012 06:39 PM (phlKA)

268 The only thing I can think of is that they need more acid (like miracle grow) or, more likely, someone near by is putting weed 'n feed or spray weed killer on the grass and it has blown onto the bushes.

Or perhaps it's revenge by Mother Gaia for your conservative views. Hmm.. try this, buy a bunch of manure and a Vonnagut book and put them at the base of your Azaleas.

Theory I: Paying omage to Vonnagutt and using "organic" fertilizer might appease Gaia so she takes mercy on your Azaleas.

Theory II: Both Vonnegutt and manure are total shit, which is supposed to be good for plants. So, worth a shot.

Lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 06:40 PM (R5yLq)

269
>>They aren't interested in conservation. Or really in the environment, unless you mean "the environment where they attain and exercise political power."



Celebration of Earth Week and Earth Day ought to be banned in our public school system because it is so obviously an expression of the religion of Paganism.

This entire ridiculous worship of a pagan god (or gods) is reminiscent of the days before civilization took root and the human animal began its assent from the caves and/or descent from the trees.

Over the past few centuries, and especially in the mid 20th century, those elements of socialistic societies, which remained, came to realize their days were numbered unless they could contrive a different way of bringing humanity under their spell—their control —if you will. They fell back on that thing which has ALWAYS worked, at least temporarily, in the past… and that is… ignorance and fear... ignorance of the truth and fear of an imagined threat.

Even in the 20th, and 21st, centuries man is still, basically, controlled by fear. The fear of a natural threat frightens man to his or her core. The destruction of one’s home is always at the forefront of man’s innate fear. Since the planet earth is the home of the human race, any threat to it, our home, is the most feared threat of all.

If the “enlightened” socialists among us were to successfully control the mass of humanity on Earth, they had to create that fear among the peoples of the earth. And they did.

Look. It is not a coincidence that Earth Day is celebrated on the birthday of Vladimir Lenin. At the core of the environmentalist movement lies pure Marxism.

An oligarchy is the rule of the many by the few. That is the brief explanation of oligarchy. The global warming movement, and indeed, the environmental movement fits the classic example of an oligarchy. Someone, somewhere, is pulling the strings, which will lead the people of this planet into the new Dark Ages.

Why?

Why does man ever wish to control other men? Power.

Posted by: sickinmass at April 22, 2012 06:40 PM (bcNec)

270 All it takes is one guy with a spreader or a sprayer for weeds on a windy day and all kinds of shit dies.


Last summer I found Knockout roses on sale so I bought 6 plants. I couldn't get anyone to dig the holes--everyone was telling me (husband and 2 teenage sons) that the ground was too hard (it is clay). Finally, I got annoyed, borrowed a pick and dug the damn holes myself. Then this year hubby says he did weed n feed and I see granduals around the Knockouts. I went berserk since I had put in a lot of labor for a 5'3" female swingin' a pick-axe. They're ok though.

Posted by: dagny at April 22, 2012 06:41 PM (4yXmp)

271 If the “enlightened” socialists among us were to successfully control the mass of humanity on Earth, they had to create that fear among the peoples of the earth. And they did.

Shhh! Dude! The tree spirits might hear you!

Lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 06:42 PM (R5yLq)

272 264
So then it's a shaded area? What direction does it face?


Posted by: Tammy al-Thor

North-north-east (north of half-north-east, says former navy guy sitting to my left); due to the angle of the house, the only sun that ever hits that part of the yard is in the very early morning, say 6 a.m. during the very late spring, just before the solstice.

It's a very well-drained area, no standing water. We keep the soil fairly moist, without saturating it.

Posted by: Dianna at April 22, 2012 06:43 PM (mKMj1)

273 265
Recommendation. Anchor tree. Full southern exposure. limited size



Posted by: Ombudsman

We've a lemon out front, which is the happiest lemon tree ever planted. It's so happy that it presently has mature fruit, ripening fruit, early fruit, incipient fruit, and flowers.

The bees and the hummingbirds adore it.

Posted by: Dianna at April 22, 2012 06:44 PM (mKMj1)

274 The bees and the hummingbirds adore it.

Not saying a word till that Kevlar vest I ordered came in - my poor ribs.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 06:45 PM (R5yLq)

275 Okay, sounds like some knowledgeable morons here. Planted a peach and plum last fall. Plumb won't do anything till I get another one in there with it. But the peach has more than it would seem strong enough to support the weight of. Should I take some of them off. I was thinking leave one per branch. Closest one to the trunk. Tree is about 5' and the branches are mostly smaller than a pencil.

Posted by: teej at April 22, 2012 06:46 PM (d+1xu)

276 They do need some sun, just not full sun all day long. And if the soil needs acid just find someone with pine trees and rake up the straw and mulch with the pine straw.


And if you have pine trees in the yard don't worry about the soil, it will be acid.

Posted by: Vic at April 22, 2012 06:47 PM (YdQQY)

277
Whatever grows in my backyard is green, the grass gets mowed once weekly and after that it's on it's own.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 22, 2012 06:48 PM (SAMxH)

278 No pines in my little yard, Vic, but there's plenty in the cemetery.

Posted by: Dianna at April 22, 2012 06:48 PM (mKMj1)

279 Well, in celebration of Earth Day, looks like a lot of people back East will be turning off their lights tonite.

Actually, not by their choice. 8-15" of snow on fully leafed trees does have a tendency to knock out power...

Posted by: HH at April 22, 2012 06:48 PM (KB0hv)

280 Should I take some of them off.


Watch the limbs, if they sag too much then take some off. Also, taking some off will make the ones left grow bigger. (Until the bugs get to them)

Posted by: Vic at April 22, 2012 06:49 PM (YdQQY)

281 Our azaleas get full sun in the front yard, and partial in the back. The ones in the front grow like mad.

We had beautiful rhododendrons in Chicagoland at the front of our house. I had landscaped the entire yard and people would stop and tell us how gorgeous our yard was.

Couple from Indiana bought it, and the neighbors said they ripped the gorgeous rhododendrons out and piled them on the curb. Replaced them with little crappy shrubs and ...... thirteen yard gnomes.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 22, 2012 06:50 PM (UOM48)

282 All it takes is one guy with a spreader or a sprayer for weeds on a windy day and all kinds of shit dies.
Last
summer I found Knockout roses on sale so I bought 6 plants. I couldn't
get anyone to dig the holes--everyone was telling me (husband and 2
teenage sons) that the ground was too hard (it is clay). Finally, I got
annoyed, borrowed a pick and dug the damn holes myself. Then this year
hubby says he did weed n feed and I see granduals around the Knockouts. I
went berserk since I had put in a lot of labor for a 5'3" female
swingin' a pick-axe. They're ok though.
Posted by: dagny at April 22, 2012 06:41 PM (4yXmp)


My husband is obsessed with the dandelions in our front yard - he keeps spraying them with ever-more-potent weed/brush/vegetation killers. I totally expect to find every damn growing thing in the yard, including my flower beds, totally destroyed by the end of the summer. Leaving behind nothing but dandelions.

Posted by: antisocialist at April 22, 2012 06:51 PM (j/nZn)

283 Dianna, astilbe are lovely, even out of flower. Hydrangea, too, if there is room.



teej, I'd thin the fruit for sure, most people don't do that enough. How much, I'd hate to say, been awhile since I had fruit trees, but Daddy and my grandparents always thinned theirs.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 06:51 PM (SsG4J)

284 Couple from Indiana bought it, and the neighbors
said they ripped the gorgeous rhododendrons out and piled them on the
curb. Replaced them with little crappy shrubs and ...... thirteen yard
gnomes.


Posted by: Jane D'oh

No! Seriously?!

It's a shame they wrecked your landscaping, but what a tale!

Posted by: Dianna at April 22, 2012 06:53 PM (mKMj1)

285 Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 22, 2012 06:50 PM (UOM4


Oh, wouldn't you like to choke them?? Don't get me started on this subject.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 06:53 PM (SsG4J)

286 People who put out yard gnomes, swans, and other crap in their yard should be shunned. I'd rather have a rusted out 49 Chevy on blocks in the yard than yard gnomes.

Posted by: Vic at April 22, 2012 06:53 PM (YdQQY)

287 279 Relatively strong winds for us in south west Ga. HH, knocked down the cable tv wire from the pole to our house last night. Repair set up for NEXT SATURDAY!!!!!!!!!!! Mediacom sux!!!!!!!!

Posted by: wierd flunky at April 22, 2012 06:53 PM (tlhtD)

288 obama is a stuttering cl********k of a miserable failure

Posted by: where's steevy at April 22, 2012 06:53 PM (CI22O)

289 Bugs I might be able to take care of, it's the birds an the squirrels that'll probably get me. Some kind of netting maybe? Thanks Vic.

Posted by: teej at April 22, 2012 06:54 PM (d+1xu)

290 Afraid to ask, any result in the Bruins/Caps game yet?

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 22, 2012 06:54 PM (hiMsy)

291 Thanks, Tammy, I'll run some research and print out a page or two.

Posted by: Dianna at April 22, 2012 06:55 PM (mKMj1)

292
We've a lemon out front, which is the happiest
lemon tree ever planted. It's so happy that it presently has mature
fruit, ripening fruit, early fruit, incipient fruit, and flowers. The bees and the hummingbirds adore it.

Posted by: Dianna at April 22, 2012 06:44 PM (mKMj1



We have a mature lemon tree that produced One. Lemon. last winter due to a really, really cold winter before. This year it's full of blooms and we'll have huge Ponderosa lemons in Nov./Dec. Our orange tree is over 20' and produces over 900 each winter. We give so many away and still have too many. I've been freezing the juice. Haven't bought orange juice in the store in years. The tree sits outside our bedroom window smells like perfume coming in the windows.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 22, 2012 06:56 PM (UOM48)

293 Saw that 60 Minutes is doing a piece this week on Palestinian Christians being forced out of the Holy Land I thought finally! A few minutes ago on the twitters saw a few people say it was going to be a total hit piece on Israel. Don't know if it's true but why am I not surprised? If I don't stroke out in the near future, it will be a miracle.

Posted by: jeannebodine at April 22, 2012 06:56 PM (byR8d)

294 Couple from Indiana bought it, and the neighbors said they ripped the gorgeous rhododendrons out and piled them on the curb. Replaced them with little crappy shrubs and ...... thirteen yard gnomes.

Yard Gnomes? Ok, I'm all for less government interference and all but in this case maybe there should be a law.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 06:56 PM (R5yLq)

295 it's the birds an the squirrels that'll probably get me



LOL. we have squirrels that will occasionally come and get one of our apples. But the mockingbirds are the ones that tear into them. Also, bugs of every variety will eat the shit out of them.


I haven't found anything yet to keep them off.

Posted by: Vic at April 22, 2012 06:57 PM (YdQQY)

296 4-3 B's

Posted by: soothie at April 22, 2012 06:58 PM (xIzGn)

297 Bruins won in OT

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 06:58 PM (SsG4J)

298 Disguise the peaches as zuchini? Nothing - but nothing - seems to eat zuch.

Posted by: Dianna at April 22, 2012 06:59 PM (mKMj1)

299 Actually, not by their choice. 8-15" of snow on fully leafed trees does have a tendency to knock out power...

I still haven't cleaned up from the pre-Halloween snow storm earlier this year -- when the trees still had leaves on them. I ended up with a pile of broken branches 200 feet long by 6 feet wide by six feet tall. Freakin mulberry trees - which bring a lot of birds which keeps the mosquito population to zero, but have the most grotesque branch structure, got whacked the worst.

I keep hinting to the Mrs. that I want an industrial size chipper but she's not taking the hint. The damn county won't permit me to burn the pile, so it sits. Slowly, giving off CO2 and destroying the planet.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at April 22, 2012 06:59 PM (phlKA)

300 That video is ALL true. It ALL has happened and continues to happen. The "Greedy" one percent has been demonized and are being threatened to pay up or leave the country. All for the "greater good"

Posted by: JC at April 22, 2012 06:59 PM (lkdo/)

301 Father Groeschel in NYC is on EWTN right now.

Posted by: JC at April 22, 2012 07:01 PM (lkdo/)

302 I will not have to worry about the apples this year. My trees still have not recovered from that massive hail storm we had last year. I hardly got any blooms on them this year so that means few apples. .

Posted by: Vic at April 22, 2012 07:01 PM (YdQQY)

303 I cannot think of any person I know of in the Obama administration whom I respect or admire AT ALL. I have never felt that way about any President before.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 22, 2012 07:02 PM (Sts7Y)

304 ok Dianna, if the ground is not acidic enough you could try spreading some coffee grounds *alone* as an acidifier for you soil. they are very acidic. and some fish emulsion in a solution of water to feed. this is a cheap way to see if you can save the ones you have left. wish i could post some links. But my grandma had wonderful azaleas in Coastal California not all kept completely in the shade, and this is how she did it. do some research on it. seems cheap and effective to me. i do roses, but my mom just told me this is what you do.

it was not recommended to mix the grounds with mulch.

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 22, 2012 07:03 PM (r7Ddb)

305 301 I know him. He's a good friend of my pastor. Quite the gifted man.

Posted by: dagny at April 22, 2012 07:03 PM (4yXmp)

306 Whew, Thanks. Game 7 here we come.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 22, 2012 07:04 PM (hiMsy)

307 Thanks, gushka. We drink enough coffee, so it's not like we've a shortage of grounds!

Posted by: Dianna at April 22, 2012 07:05 PM (mKMj1)

308 Well that video was cheerful.

Not sure if I should read some Ayn Rand or give in to despair and slit my wrists.

Posted by: Robert at April 22, 2012 07:06 PM (F79HU)

309 People who put out yard gnomes, swans, and other
crap in their yard should be shunned. I'd rather have a rusted out 49
Chevy on blocks in the yard than yard gnomes.

Posted by: Vic at April 22, 2012 06:53 PM (YdQQY)

Vic, will you forgive me if I tell you my one Yard Gnome is to hide the dual-corner reflector for my security system. The alarm from which makes my Dobie want to eat people.

Posted by: OldDog at April 22, 2012 07:06 PM (tQYJH)

310 @293 - I'm surprised I haven't already.

@295 - Lets see, seems sometime after I moved from testing
for pesticides and pcb's to volitiles the "big scary thing" they were testing for alar or something like that on apples. Might try some of that.

Posted by: teej at April 22, 2012 07:06 PM (d+1xu)

311 Dangy..who is your pastor? what denomination? Groeschel is a great man. He is interviewing two sisters from his order.
Number of sisters has declined in recent years. Trying to start a renewal community. Had 200 sisters in the order..now only 21. Why are we loosing all these sisters? Only a few communities of traditional sisters left. Dominicans and sisters of mary are left.

Posted by: JC at April 22, 2012 07:06 PM (lkdo/)

312 4-3 B's

Posted by: soothie at April 22, 2012 06:58 PM (xIzGn)
Not very impressive. Now if they were 34 D's....

Posted by: Ombudsman at April 22, 2012 07:06 PM (AxHOT)

313 An order in Nashville has some sisters left. So nice to see modest women. Nuns with Traditional covered heads and bodies. Traditional sisters are growing in Tennessee.

Posted by: JC at April 22, 2012 07:07 PM (lkdo/)

314 Go Flyers!

Posted by: Ombudsman at April 22, 2012 07:08 PM (AxHOT)

315 When my dad retired he planted a whole bunch of fruit trees/fruit plants. The birds and other wildlife carried it all away. One day while he was out on a walk, a little sheltie stray followed him home. He took him to the vet, got him shots, built him a house, and fed him but he never came inside or anything. The dog started killing all the fruit eating animals. Pretty soon, Dad had more plums, peaches, persimmons, strawberries, et al than he knew what to do with as well as piles of dead squirrels, a dead possum, dead racoon, dead mice, voles, et al. He began making jelly and freezing dead vermin to take out farther in the country to throw out the car window. It became a full time job.

So be careful what you wish for.

Posted by: dagny at April 22, 2012 07:08 PM (4yXmp)

316 Oh, and yesterday I discovered the BEST new metal band I've heard in quite some time.

If the ONT comes up early enough I'll post some songs.

It's a Swedish band (!) called Devil's Train, but their style is dirty, sleazy gin soaked debauched and raucous heavy metal with the slightest *pinch* of progressiveness. Seems two members are ex-Stratovarius, a power-prog neoclassical outfit. They're kind of slumming it. But slumming awesomely.

Seriously, if you like it a little old school you'll freakin' love these guys.

Posted by: Robert at April 22, 2012 07:09 PM (F79HU)

317 One sister left as a government state auditor and another was a teacher. They saw the light and realized that big government is a lie.

Posted by: JC at April 22, 2012 07:09 PM (lkdo/)

318 313 I sound like curious, but I there was a associate priest at my parish who has a sister who is one of those nashville nuns. They both graduated from Christendom college. He says he has a sister-sister

Posted by: dagny at April 22, 2012 07:10 PM (4yXmp)

319 So apparently we need a horticulture thread now too?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at April 22, 2012 07:11 PM (wTXhS)

320 Hah:






GATEWAYPUNDIT: Oops! Dem Governor Bashes Romney for Polygamist Roots – Forgets About Obama’s Polygamist DAD
http://tinyurl.com/6sxrh84

Posted by: nickless at April 22, 2012 07:11 PM (MMC8r)

321 dont mention it. if you meet with no success you will have to correct the soil back or plant hydrangeas, which are also nice, like shade and acid soil. they are rather hard to kill once established. Theres a 100 year old plant in Huntington Beach near main street and walnut that gets barfed on and pissed in regularly by drunks, that's HUGE, and all the interesting soil additives do is seem to make it have the bluest flowers ever. so you could try those next. call it the "moron fertilizer treatment."

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 22, 2012 07:11 PM (r7Ddb)

322 Concerning azaleas - my mother was from Oroville, CA - summer temps 90-110 degrees. She had azaleas that had full sun and they grew like weeds. we would have to take a hedgetrimmer to them periodically. Don't know where she got them, but they were still going strong when she died twenty years later.

Posted by: Grandma Mimi at April 22, 2012 07:11 PM (roHFn)

323 We have traditional nuns in Savannah who live next to St. Joseph's hospital. They work there and one of them used to visit my Baptist/Methodist mother before she died. They shared the same name.

Sweet, sweet women.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 22, 2012 07:12 PM (UOM48)

324 43B's = East German olympian

Posted by: soothie at April 22, 2012 07:13 PM (oB2II)

325 My pastor is a Roman Catholic priest. I won't say his name since I often post stuff on here that is sometimes a rant and isn't the best language. He's probably a little tired of blessing my throat. Anyway, Father Groeshel often gives talks at my parish when he's in town. I thought we were going to lose him after he was hit by the car, but I guess he has more work to do.

Posted by: dagny at April 22, 2012 07:13 PM (4yXmp)

326 We landscaped theyard last fall - lot of azaleas, astilbe, hydrangeas, a dogwood, beautyberry, hostas, stuff I can't spell or pronounce. The yard looks good now- the azaleas are terrific this spring. The couple inches of rain we're getting today will helptoo.
We had 85 degere days here in mid March;it's barely over fifty today. I blame Al Gore and all the beans he eats. AGW my arse.

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at April 22, 2012 07:15 PM (16dx+)

327 Dangy. Thats cool. I do not know much about the Nashville sisters. Groeschel has been getting nasty letters who saying it is wrong to give up religious habit.

I don't know why liberals hate nuns. Devoting your life to God and man is not good to liberals. It is not rational to me.

I know Tenn is a good place for lower taxes.

Posted by: JC at April 22, 2012 07:15 PM (lkdo/)

328 #282

The answer to the Dandelion Scourge is children. Send them out to rid your lawn of the yellow menace in exchange for activities they want to do.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at April 22, 2012 07:15 PM (L7hol)

329 I understand about keeping your priest private. Yes, Groeschel was almost killed in Florida. He definitely has work left to do. Liberals are assaulting traditional women from every angle.

Posted by: JC at April 22, 2012 07:18 PM (lkdo/)

330 Had to do quite a bit of un-landscaping here at the Trimegistus Compound when we bought it. The previous owners had the odd idea that you had to start trees in a "sheltered" spot right against the house before moving them someplace else. (We live in a goddamned forest, by the way, so it's not like this is some wind-blasted steppe.) This meant cedars growing about six inches away from the foundation, rubbing the paint off the siding and providing easy access for bugs and critters to the upper windows. Also about eight rhododendron bushes jammed together along the front of the house even though it's the wrong climate and soil type. And at the foot of the front walk two goddamned yew bushes trying to look like LEGO trees.

Took all of it out. Put blueberry bushes along the front in place of the rhododendrons, so now we get a couple of quarts of blueberries plus all the birds we can hit with my son's BB gun. Mrs. T. planted irises and day lilies where the stupid cypresses had been.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 22, 2012 07:18 PM (LrKfv)

331 Do azaleas in California constitute an invasive species?

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at April 22, 2012 07:18 PM (16dx+)

332 Back from my duty on Earth Day: seeing the Three Stooges with my husband, at his very favorite theater...35 miles away. Since it's also playing just down the street, chalk up 70 miles of needless carbon-spewing into the cool and cloud-covered "Sunny Southern California" atmosphere.

Posted by: sistrum at April 22, 2012 07:19 PM (AyryN)

333
155145
I'm going to celebrate earth day by burning about 1700 gallons of Jet-A
from EWR-SBA later on with some hypocrit fuggin liberals in the back
sippin on some wine.

Posted by: Learflyer at April 22, 2012 05:44 PM (kheK+)

--Hmmm, where is SBA? I'd google it, but I'd rather hear about the trip itself from you.
I'm taking a ridiculously inefficient three-segment trip to Dallas Tuesday. Inefficient time- and fuel-wise, but better for scooping up miles.


SBA = Santa Barbara. Wish I could have some of my moron friends from this site onboard vs the 1%. But they pay the bills.

Posted by: learflyer at April 22, 2012 07:19 PM (kheK+)

334 Our Lutheran church (Saint Armands Key Luterhan Church) on Longboat Key, FL hosted the Senior Pastor (Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb) of Christmas Lutheran Church in downtown Bethlehem. He is quite the remarkable speaker. Fine sense of humor as well. We were told today by our Pastor that Dr. Raheb will be on 60 minutes. Recording the segment.

Posted by: Ammo Dump at April 22, 2012 07:19 PM (WUWb9)

335
Posted by: nickless at April 22, 2012 07:11 PM (MMC8r)

I was young and dumb and hungry for for some cock. And he said he would just put the tip in. And then he said he would pull out in time.
How was I supposed to know?
The media will understand, I'm sure.

Posted by: The Ghost of Stanley Ann Dunham, Professional Lolita at April 22, 2012 07:20 PM (F79HU)

336 330: Cedars are the spawn of Satan. Back in mid 70's my aunt in Nebraska planted a couple of cedar windbreaks, had me go out every night that summer and water them. I was back a couple of yearsago; a lot of the land is fallow now and they regularly docontrolled burns to get rid of the cedars.

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at April 22, 2012 07:22 PM (16dx+)

337
Posted by: sistrum at April 22, 2012 07:19 PM (AyryN)

Most excellent. How was the movie?
The only thing that appealed to me was the nun with big tits in the sexy little swimsuit.

Posted by: Robert at April 22, 2012 07:22 PM (F79HU)

338 Mrs. T. planted irises and day lilies where the stupid cypresses had been.


Posted by: Trimegistus at April 22, 2012 07:18 PM (LrKfv)



my motal weakness is fancy irises. i could get in serious trouble with credit cards and a bulb catalogue...

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 22, 2012 07:22 PM (r7Ddb)

339 i could get in serious trouble with credit cards and a bulb catalogue...


Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 22, 2012 07:22 PM (r7Ddb)
Need cash? Pull up to the drive thru window, we're just giving it away.

Posted by: Ben Bernanke at April 22, 2012 07:24 PM (F79HU)

340 mmmm, beautyberry and dogwood. Add some witch hazel, later blooming azalea and forthergilla, and you have my idea of heaven.

Gushie, I am rather fond of Japanese iris and am going to start trying Louisiana iris in Arkansas. Also love Siberian iris, and can't wait to be able to plant them.

My very NOT fancy iris are blooming in Arkansas now, mama sent me pics last week.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 07:26 PM (SsG4J)

341 Gushka, we shall somehow figure it out.

Posted by: Dianna at April 22, 2012 07:26 PM (mKMj1)

342 And yes, some azaleas are weed-like in CA, and there are plenty that can take full sun and heat. They're usually either the really garish pink and red ones, or the white ones whose blooms brown as they fade.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 07:28 PM (SsG4J)

343 Need cash? Pull up to the drive thru window, we're just giving it away.


Posted by: Ben Bernanke at April 22, 2012 07:24 PM (F79HU)


doubt i would qualify. going crazy with a garden would actually have a stimulating effect on the economy and would be unlikely to help unions democrats, or layabouts. (pardon my redundant statement)

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 22, 2012 07:28 PM (r7Ddb)

344 Posted by: Trimegistus at April 22, 2012 07:18 PM (LrKfv)


Trim, I have an awesome book that's all about planting nothing but edibles for landscaping around the house. I've never been able to do it on a grand scale myself, but blueberries are awesome, as are the teeny strawberries.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 07:30 PM (SsG4J)

345 If I wanted to destroy a nation, I would accrue so much debt that the only ones dumb enough to buy it would be the Fed, who would just print the money and give it to banks. Soon, everything would cost 4 times as much. Food, fuel, clothing. And then I would exclude those 3 things from the Consumer Price Index, so everyone would think inflation is under control.

If you were stupid enough to try saving money, those dollars you saved would buy less with every passing day. You would be forced to spend those dollars before they became so much confetti.

And then I would call all of that "Stimulus".

Posted by: navybrat at April 22, 2012 07:31 PM (aXAKh)

346 i had such great luck planting jujubes last year (lang and lee varieties must be planted in pairs for fruit) that i am getting more and planting them again! i love them, the horses love them, and they are nice looking trees, when trimmed properly

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 22, 2012 07:32 PM (r7Ddb)

347 Took a picture of my girlfriend sitting on a longhorn bull today. Probably not what Ace meant when he said something about trying new things. The GF was happy though. She's a UT grad and wanted the picture to send to her college friends.

Posted by: Riding Through the Desert On A Sock With No Name at April 22, 2012 07:33 PM (7yu/j)

348 Gushie, I don't know what those are, I need to Google....

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 07:34 PM (SsG4J)

349 well the horses love the jujube fruits that i give them anyway... anyone out here have feelings about Loquats. they are great to grow on the coast, but i have had crap luck inland with them. Im thinking the soil has too much clay, probably since im by the river but above the sand line.

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 22, 2012 07:34 PM (r7Ddb)

350 Robert: Don't care for the Stooges myself, whereas husband is damn near a historian on them, but I thought the ads amusing enough to go with him...that was my starting point going into the movie. I enjoyed it! It took a little time for me to thaw but 1/4 of the way through I was happily marinating in a agreeable haze of stupid enjoyment. It's structured as three episodes but tells a unified story that in spite of mandatory implausibilities actually works and holds the stupidity together. As to your swim-suit sister, she's as angelic looking in her habit as she's hawt poolside, but has little screentime; Sofia Vergara, however, features majorly and jigglingly in the plot.

Posted by: sistrum at April 22, 2012 07:34 PM (AyryN)

351 Ammo Dump. Groeschel has had some lutheran pastors on his show too.

Posted by: JC at April 22, 2012 07:36 PM (lkdo/)

352 349 Gushka we have loquat that does very well but wtf do you do with the fruit?

Posted by: wierd flunky at April 22, 2012 07:37 PM (tlhtD)

353 I would hesitate before planting anything that produces alot of fruit.

Posted by: Jean at April 22, 2012 07:45 PM (a9Izx)

354 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 07:30 PM (SsG4J)

Do you remember the name of that book Tammy? I'm a terrible gardener, but trying to trade landscaping out into as much edible stuff as the HOA will let me get away with.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at April 22, 2012 07:45 PM (X8/ER)

355 Gushka we have loquat that does very well but wtf do you do with the fruit?

Lot of stuff you can do with it actually. Try peeling and seeding and then cutting them in half. Dunk them in a bowl of cold water and roll in granulated sugar.

Take some cream cheese and mix with confectioners sugar and a little cinnamon and spread it over the top.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 07:47 PM (R5yLq)

356 I saw the video, read some comments. So, I'm on track, huh? I'm doin' it right.

Posted by: Baraq'a Obama at April 22, 2012 07:48 PM (FcR7P)

357 Lot of stuff you can do with it actually. Try
peeling and seeding and then cutting them in half. Dunk them in a bowl
of cold water and roll in granulated sugar.



Take some cream cheese and mix with confectioners sugar and a little cinnamon and spread it over the top.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 07:47 PM (R5yLq)



hate to admit SoS but i just peel them and eat them like they are goin out of style. i love them. problem is getting a tree to GROW out here on my farm, seems like nobody out here has em and when i tried at the old place i killed three tree before giving up. wondered if there were some tricks i was missing with them. AT my folks house they grow like gangbusters, but the soil and climate is completely different



Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 22, 2012 07:53 PM (r7Ddb)

358 Dianna, it has Garden of Eden in the title and it's written by a guy named Fred.

Fred Hagy maybe, Practical Garden of Eden?

It's in Arkansas, I can check in a week!



Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 07:54 PM (SsG4J)

359 as for trees with lots of fruit i freeze or dry or make stuff into jam depending on what the fruit is. guess im weird that way. i can make a cobbler out of anything...

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 22, 2012 07:55 PM (r7Ddb)

360 And Jean, yea, fruit can be messy and nasty along walkways and such.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 07:55 PM (SsG4J)

361 Tammy where in Arkansas? I went to high school in Fayetteville

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at April 22, 2012 07:56 PM (16dx+)

362 Replaced them with little crappy shrubs and ...... thirteen yard gnomes.

I'll never forget a home in King of Prussia, Pa that was next to a McDonalds. Every -- yes, every possible landscaping design element you could think of was on their front lawn. Pink flamingos, check. Blue orb, check. Gnomes, check. Wind chimes, check. Wind sock, check. Bird feeders, check. Etc. etc. It always made me laugh my ass off.

I was never sure if it was an intentional effort to say, "look at the McD's next to me, then laugh" or they really wanted their yard to look like that.

I'm pretty sure the McD's eventually dried up and went out of business. I haven't gone up that street in a decade to find out what the house looks like now, but it's on my bucket list.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at April 22, 2012 07:56 PM (phlKA)

363 A warning our loquat attracts bees, lots of bees.

Posted by: wierd flunky at April 22, 2012 07:57 PM (tlhtD)

364 hate to admit SoS but i just peel them and eat them like they are goin out of style. i love them. problem is getting a tree to GROW out here on my farm, seems like nobody out here has em and when i tried at the old place i killed three tree before giving up. wondered if there were some tricks i was missing with them. AT my folks house they grow like gangbusters, but the soil and climate is completely different

Well I can't garden for squat so not sure why they might not grow. I'm guessing climate, I don't know much about the trees themselves but I do know they come from China originally.

The fruit I think is actually quite good, though I don't get them often as they are not that easy to find in most grocery stores at least in my neck of the woods.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 22, 2012 07:58 PM (R5yLq)

365 Dianna, dirt cheap on Amazon! I do suggest checking your library first, as most older gardening books were written more for those back East, so I am not sure how practical it'd be for you!

This isn't a book with pics, but it does have nice illustrations.


http://tinyurl.com/745qxpn

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 07:59 PM (SsG4J)

366 Jim, how cool is that? I am (will be soon) out in the woods east of Mountain Home, which is about 3 hours east of Fayetteville.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at April 22, 2012 08:00 PM (SsG4J)

367 55
Kudzu is a menace, but it's also very cool in it's own way. When I
drive any distance in the summer I see huge tracts of roadside forest
completely encased in the stuff. Looks like someone draped the world's
best camo netting over a whole town.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 22, 2012 06:32 PM (hiMsy)


Also makes a cool album cover.

Posted by: R.E.M. at April 22, 2012 08:02 PM (ykSKg)

368 363 A warning our loquat attracts bees, lots of bees.

Posted by: wierd flunky at April 22, 2012 07:57 PM (tlhtD)





i know. happiest hours of my childhood teens and early adult years were spent beneath one with my best friend, solving the world's problems, working on art projects and eating loquats. One you have as much honeysuckle as i do on your fences, you stop fussing yourself about bees. The neighbor put it there, i am resigned to the bees. They keep to themselves, and polinate my fruit trees..

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 22, 2012 08:08 PM (r7Ddb)

369 That was a cutie singing the Star Spangled Banner at the Kings-Canucks game.

Posted by: logprof at April 22, 2012 08:08 PM (ykSKg)

370 Thanks Tammy, ordered it.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at April 22, 2012 08:13 PM (X8/ER)

371 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at April 22, 2012 08:15 PM (7W3wI)

372 Just walked dogs and got back. Is there an overnight thread, yet?

Posted by: Dianna at April 22, 2012 08:15 PM (mKMj1)

373 372 Yep

Posted by: wierd flunky at April 22, 2012 08:18 PM (tlhtD)

374 373 Make that no

Posted by: wierd flunky at April 22, 2012 08:20 PM (tlhtD)

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