Overnight Open Thread (10-10-2012)

Brown Plastic Bowls and Potemkin Countries

In 1989 doctor Theodore Dalrymple through a confluence of events was one of 100 British guests allowed to tour North Korea. Here is his experience inside Pyongyang Department Store Number 1:

It didn't take long to discover that this was no ordinary department store. It was filled with thousands of people, going up and down the escalators, standing at the corners, going in and out of the front entrance in a constant stream both ways - yet nothing was being bought or sold. I checked this by standing at the entrance for half an hour. The people coming out were carrying no more than the people entering. Their shopping bags contained as much, or as little, when they left as when they entered. In some cases, I recognised people coming out as those who had gone in a few minutes before, only to see them re-entering the store almost immediately. And I watched a hardware counter for fifteen minutes. There were perhaps twenty people standing at it; there were two assistants behind the counter, but they paid no attention to the 'customers'. The latter and the assistants stared past each other in a straight line, neither moving nor speaking.

Eventually, they grew uncomfortably aware that they were under my observation. They began to shuffle their feet and wriggle, as if my regard pinned them like live insects to a board. The assistants too became restless and began to wonder what to do in these unforeseen circumstances. They decided that there was nothing for it but to distribute something under the eyes of this inquisitive foreigner. And so, all of a sudden, they started to hand out plastic wash bowls to the twenty 'customers', who took them (without any pretence of payment). Was it their good luck, then? Had they received something for nothing? No, their problems had just begun. What were they to do with their plastic wash bowls? (All of them were brown incidentally, for the assistants did not have sufficient initiative to distribute a variety of goods to give verisimilitude to the performance, not even to the extent of giving out differently coloured bowls.)

They milled around the counter in a bewildered fashion, clutching their bowls in one hand as if they were hats they had just doffed in the presence of a master. Some took them to the counter opposite to hand them in; some just waited until I had gone away. I would have taken a photograph, but I remembered just in time that these people were not participating in this charade from choice, that they were victims, and that - despite their expressionless faces and lack of animation - they were men with chajusong, that is to say creativity and consciousness, and to have photographed them would only have added to their degradation. I left the hardware counter, but returned briefly a little later: the same people were standing at it, sans brown plastic bowls, which were neatly re-piled on the shelf.

Read the rest here and find out what happens when Dalrymple attempted to buy a pen.

Communism always leads to Potemkin countries where the citizens lead sad Potemkin lives as cogs in the machinery of national deceit:

But the most sombre reflection occasioned by Department Store Number 1 is that concerning the nature of the power that can command thousands of citizens to take part in a huge and deceitful performance, not once but day after day, without any of the performers ever indicating by even the faintest sign that he is aware of its deceitfulness, though it is impossible that he should not be aware of it. ...But this is no joke, and the humiliation it visits upon the people who take part in it, far from being a drawback, is an essential benefit to the power; for slaves who must participate in their own enslavement by signalling to others the happiness of their condition are so humiliated that they are unlikely to rebel.

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The 2012 State Business Tax Climate Index

Apparently NY, NJ, and CA would really like to get away from the whole private enterprise thing and are doing their bestest to drive the evil capitalist exploiters away. But what's going on in NC?

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Eating Your Sharia Cake and having It Too

In which it turns out that a Muslim hottie alternately demands that we respect her culture and tradition of wearing Somali garb and a full head-scarf in public and resists any calls for assimilation to American culture- and also wants the freedom to party, live the sorority lifestyle at Georgia State, work as a sky waitress flight attendant, and wear this kind of clothing - depending on her audience.

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How To Get An Interview with Tom Hanks

Well if you're a low-on-the-media-foodchain podcast you make use of Tom's love of collecting old typewriters - and send him a 1934 Smith Corona. Here is his (typed of course) response:

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Down with Pantyhose?

Well Neo-neocon was glad to see Ann Romney going hose-less:

Pantyhose are one of the worst fashion innovations ever. It's almost humorous that they are/were touted as an advance over old-fashioned stockings with garters, when they are a huge negative in the comfort arena. They became popular when miniskirts came in, because the skirts had become too short for gartered stockings. It seems there was no turning back, except as an occasional novelty in the bedroom.

The problems? Getting into them is awful. When one leg gets a run, you have to throw the entire apparatus out. The choice of what size to purchase is a never-ending coin toss. Don't get me started on the bathroom issues.

And did I say they were uncomfortable?

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Comments

1 Evening morons.

Posted by: Tim Down South at October 10, 2012 10:11 PM (mcu+p)

2 Good ONT. Mongo like!

Posted by: Mongo in Heaven at October 10, 2012 10:11 PM (2IW5Q)

3 No photos of cake?


Posted by: Isaac Davis White at October 10, 2012 10:12 PM (Dll6b)

4 Potem(p)kin...

Posted by: Gazzer at October 10, 2012 10:15 PM (De+EP)

5 Aw I'd'a been first if I hadn't been busy watching Star Trek.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at October 10, 2012 10:17 PM (DoZD+)

6 4 Potem(p)kin...
Posted by: Gazzer at October 10, 2012 10:15 PM (De+EP)

Fixed!

Posted by: Mætenloch at October 10, 2012 10:17 PM (pAlYe)

7 If Obama can run for re-election after the job he's done, why can't I have my old job back?

Posted by: Francesco Schettino at October 10, 2012 10:17 PM (2IW5Q)

8 3 No photos of cake?


Posted by: Isaac Davis White at October 10, 2012 10:12 PM (Dll6b)


Just cheesecake.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 10, 2012 10:17 PM (R/Baw)

9 http://tinyurl.com/8qlo7dz

Obama lied, this woman's son died

Posted by: biscuits mahoney at October 10, 2012 10:17 PM (avEon)

10 Hi everybody!

Just based on a quick drive-by survey of my neighborhood, judging by number of yard signs I'm seeing it looks like the election is tilting heavily toward Coldwell/Banker

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 10, 2012 10:17 PM (/LkSO)

11 Brown plastic bowls for everyone!

Posted by: back door barry soetoro at October 10, 2012 10:17 PM (yBF/9)

12 The Weekly Standard has Anderson Cooper's interview with the mother of slain State Dept worker Sean Smith. This is devastating! How could any woman vote for Obama after seeing this?

http://youtu.be/A3ldyGsZ1Io

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at October 10, 2012 10:17 PM (i0vBR)

13 Romney will ban Potamponkin Cities!

Posted by: USS Diversity at October 10, 2012 10:19 PM (0CiTm)

14 A repeat for Ms October?

Posted by: Bon Qui Qui at October 10, 2012 10:19 PM (4E3/N)

15 "Potemkin" is an Indian word!

Posted by: Fauxahontas at October 10, 2012 10:19 PM (Qr3hQ)

16 Funny that ND is only ranked #28 in business tax climate.

With that, gotta hit the hay early.

Good night, y'all!

Posted by: logprof at October 10, 2012 10:19 PM (V/U0X)

17 North Korea. What a shithole. I feel so sorry for those people. Most have never known one moment of happiness.

Posted by: jewells45 says Romney wins in a landslide at October 10, 2012 10:20 PM (UljOc)

18 Maet, maybe you just need bigger pantyhose.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at October 10, 2012 10:20 PM (IlZPo)

19 OMG, Mitt is going to ban pantyhose too!

Let's string him up with our Leggs, gurlz!!!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at October 10, 2012 10:20 PM (wwsoB)

20
Ok. The joke I read online over the weekend that I made the mistake of posting on the Sunday morning book thread... that mosteveryone probably missed.......

While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher, whose hand had been caught in the squeeze gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man.
Eventually the topic got around to Obama and his role as our president. The old rancher said,"Well, you know, Obama is a 'post turtle'."
Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a post turtle was.
The old rancher said, "When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a post turtle."
The old rancher saw the puzzled look on the doctors face so he continued to explain:
"You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, he's elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put him up there to begin with."

Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin at October 10, 2012 10:21 PM (HZCkA)

21 One of the things my russian language instructors spoke the most glowingly of upon their arrival to the U.S. was the grocery store. They couldn't get over the bread aisle. There was so much and so many varieties. It blew their minds.

Posted by: no good deed at October 10, 2012 10:21 PM (mjR67)

22 Here is his [Hanks'] (typed of course) response

Whoa! What a friggin loser.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 10, 2012 10:21 PM (X3lox)

23 12
The Weekly Standard has Anderson Cooper's interview with the mother of
slain State Dept worker Sean Smith. This is devastating! How could any
woman vote for Obama after seeing this?



http://youtu.be/A3ldyGsZ1Io

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at October 10, 2012 10:17 PM

We won't surrender our condoms and tampons, h8trz!!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at October 10, 2012 10:22 PM (wwsoB)

24 I'm guessing the North Korean pseudo-shoppers got paid with an extra bowl of grass soup out back!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 10, 2012 10:22 PM (/LkSO)

25 North Carolina is a beautiful state with wonderful people that unfortunately attracts hippies, artists, and other unsavory types.

Posted by: hobbes at October 10, 2012 10:23 PM (OEQY9)

26 You didn't give us enough time to carry the tampon thread to a properly moronic conclusion. No fair!

Posted by: Tuna at October 10, 2012 10:23 PM (M/TDA)

27 15 "Potemkin" is an Indian word!

Posted by: Fauxahontas at October 10, 2012 10:19 PM

It means "spread the scalps around".

Posted by: Barry- man who goes through backdoor at October 10, 2012 10:23 PM (yBF/9)

28 Not only does Nevada have a great tax environment, but we have LEGAL hookers for the AoSHQ lifestyle, legal fully-auto weapons, and NO state limits on booze.

A little mood music:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WccfbPQNMbg

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 10, 2012 10:23 PM (sZTYJ)

29 Is freedom-loving Soviet produce aisle.

Posted by: eman at October 10, 2012 10:23 PM (+XD7n)

30 The most tragic part of that NK department store tale is that these poor people were able to still feel some level of embarrassment, and tried to think outside the box. It's fucking heartbreaking.

Also, Rest in Peace, Alex Karras. Punching horses in heaven.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 10, 2012 10:24 PM (cujSl)

31 We won't surrender our condoms and tampons, h8trz!!
Posted by: Sandra Fluke at October 10, 2012 10:22 PM (wwsoB)

Yep, just don't have children and then you won't be sad when they die before you do.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at October 10, 2012 10:24 PM (i0vBR)

32 28 Not only does Nevada have a great tax environment, but we have LEGAL hookers for the AoSHQ lifestyle, legal fully-auto weapons, and NO state limits on booze.


And Hairy Reed keeps getting sent to the senate, why?

Posted by: hobbes at October 10, 2012 10:24 PM (OEQY9)

33 I, for one, welcome the end to pantyhose. But then I only own two dresses, both of which are inches above my ankle. My dress-wearing days are pretty much over.Screw it. Feminity isn't limited to dresses. And I don't care what anyone else thinks.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at October 10, 2012 10:24 PM (DoZD+)

34 Folks. I'm fairly stoned. Finally, no pain. Feelin good, free, relaxed. I also have a propensity for serious truth telling when in this state. So Horde....ASK AWAY

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:24 PM (GEICT)

35 Surprising that WA is 6th best with the OWS types in Seattle and all the Californians who are still moving there

I guess they realize that Amazon, Starbucks, and MS are in fact businesses

Posted by: kbdabear at October 10, 2012 10:24 PM (wwsoB)

36 Also, Rest in Peace, Alex Karras. Punching horses in heaven.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 10, 2012 10:24 PM (cujSl)

Awwwwwwww <3

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at October 10, 2012 10:24 PM (i0vBR)

37 Wow, a fully stocked toilet paper aisle. I guess if you don't eat, you don't shit.

Posted by: Craig Poe at October 10, 2012 10:25 PM (BVkEs)

38 OT- Baseball update. My Colorado Rockies have been mathematically eliminated from post-season play...for the 2014 season!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 10, 2012 10:25 PM (/LkSO)

39 Is anyone following ace on twitter over this whole tampon thing?


Hysterical!


Here's a couple:


FourTwoZero
‏@AceofSpadesHQ





Keep your legislation out of my menstruation.

FourTwoZero
‏@AceofSpadesHQ





That not-so-fresh feeling is NOT a pre-existing condition!!!


Posted by: Tami at October 10, 2012 10:25 PM (X6akg)

40 hi all, night logprof.

im not here for long, i have to work. sigh.

Some guy, i saw your joke, i thought it was funny.

Posted by: elizabethe loves a brownie at October 10, 2012 10:25 PM (q7Aum)

41 Come on CSI. I ain't watchin' this for interviews with sickos.
Moar Elizabeth Shue!

Posted by: teej says go K-State at October 10, 2012 10:25 PM (QbKVX)

42 Watch out for hot Somalian chicks pretending to be all Western and shit.

They just want your cake.

Posted by: eman at October 10, 2012 10:25 PM (+XD7n)

43 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 10, 2012 10:25 PM (JMmQ9)

44 25
North Carolina is a beautiful state with wonderful people that
unfortunately attracts hippies, artists, and other unsavory types.


Well, California is a beautiful state with, um, a few wonderful people, that unfortunately, er, consists mostly of hippies, artists, and other unsavory types.

The people who pass for artists these days are the best argument I know against art subsidies.

Posted by: Splunge at October 10, 2012 10:25 PM (2IW5Q)

45 I'm guessing the North Korean pseudo-shoppers got paid with an extra bowl of grass soup out back!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 10, 2012 10:22 PM (/LkSO)


Those "Berkeley Bolsheviks" and other "Che" T-shirt wearing idiots would *love* that workers paradise, I'm sure /sarcasm

A little mood music:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7HNJVnn9Ms

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 10, 2012 10:26 PM (sZTYJ)

46 Watching Ted Nugent's Gun Country on Discovery. You really got to love Ted. And his wife of 23 years is still smoking hot. Especially when she looks like she is really enjoying firing her .223.

Posted by: polynikes at October 10, 2012 10:26 PM (F1lOF)

47
34 Folks. I'm fairly stoned. Finally, no pain. Feelin good, free, relaxed. I also have a propensity for serious truth telling when in this state. So Horde....ASK AWAY
Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:24 PM (GEICT)


****************

OK- Are you now, or have you ever been a member of a Communist organization?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 10, 2012 10:26 PM (/LkSO)

48 Folks. I'm fairly stoned. Finally, no pain. Feelin good, free, relaxed. I also have a propensity for serious truth telling when in this state. So Horde....ASK AWAY
Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:24 PM (GEICT)

Have you ever done it with a guy who wasn't your cousin?

Posted by: eman at October 10, 2012 10:26 PM (+XD7n)

49 And Hairy Reed keeps getting sent to the senate, why?

Posted by: hobbes at October 10, 2012 10:24 PM (OEQY9)


I did say that whoring was legal here...

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 10, 2012 10:27 PM (sZTYJ)

50 Where's the tampon thread?

Posted by: Dang© at October 10, 2012 10:27 PM (R18D0)

51 '' I need a new President”
Chris Horton Army Sniper
KIA Sept 2011
Afghanistan

Posted by: gmannyc at October 10, 2012 10:27 PM (BmRlw)

52 Just based on a quick drive-by survey of my neighborhood, judging by number of yard signs I'm seeing it looks like the election is tilting heavily toward Coldwell/Banker

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 10, 2012 10:17 PM (/LkSO)


Now that's *funny*, no matter how much it hurts.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 10, 2012 10:27 PM (bxiXv)

53 McCarran is a fun airport: Slot machines everywhere. The the older terminal, built in the Sixties and still used for late flights, has slots crammed in so many places that they crown the area where passengers line up

Posted by: Isaac Davis White at October 10, 2012 10:27 PM (Dll6b)

54 What's the over/under of ace stepping on the ONT?

Posted by: sTevo's Obama Phone at October 10, 2012 10:28 PM (hiMsy)

55 My parents went to Moscow in the 70s and said that the TP there was like sandpaper.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at October 10, 2012 10:28 PM (4ramR)

56 New blog post:

"A Look Back on Vice-Presidential Debates
Posted on October 10, 2012 by The Political Hat

"Thursday, Oct. 11th marks the first, and only, Vice-Presidential debate for the 2012 election.

"While many are concerning themselves with the upcoming debate/battle (20 Million Quatloos on the young one!), let us take a gander at the past eight Vice-Presidential debates.

http://politicalhat.com/?p=162

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 10, 2012 10:28 PM (sZTYJ)

57 Ok, this ain't right...

Maetenloch starts out with a phone book.


Posted by: Portnoy at October 10, 2012 10:28 PM (A5Abh)

58 crowD the area---sheesh.

Posted by: Isaac Davis White at October 10, 2012 10:28 PM (Dll6b)

59
So Horde....ASK AWAY
Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:24 PM (GEICT)

;;;;;;;

If a car is driving at the speed of light and turns on its headlights...what happens?

Posted by: USS Diversity at October 10, 2012 10:28 PM (0CiTm)

60 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at October 10, 2012 10:28 PM (6o4Fb)

61 The people who pass for artists these days are the best argument I know against art subsidies.
Posted by: Splunge

You left out "the best argument for abortion". I know, I know, sorry.

Posted by: hobbes at October 10, 2012 10:28 PM (OEQY9)

62 Where's da white Tampons?

Posted by: Cleavon Obama at October 10, 2012 10:29 PM (sJTmU)

63 45
Those "Berkeley Bolsheviks" and other "Che" T-shirt wearing idiots would *love* that workers paradise, I'm sure /sarcasm


It's pretty humorous, really. Plenty of idiot leftists are willing to pretend that Cuba is a paradise, and go around in Che and Fidel shirts. But the list of volunteers to do the same thing for the Norks is almost nonexistent. Dear Leader needs a PR firm, maybe.

Posted by: Splunge at October 10, 2012 10:29 PM (2IW5Q)

64 28 Not only does Nevada have a great tax environment, but we have LEGAL hookers for the AoSHQ lifestyle, legal fully-auto weapons, and NO state limits on booze.

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 10, 2012 10:23 PM (sZTYJ)


You forgot a very active UFO community, a billion square miles of desert, mainly government-owned, gambling hobos, the Mafia, and Hairy Reed.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 10, 2012 10:29 PM (bxiXv)

65 I love cake but I Do Not Love Sharia cake ....Never ever ever !!!!!!

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 10, 2012 10:29 PM (hBHhF)

66 So Horde....ASK AWAY
Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:24 PM (GEICT)

How do you really feel about Glee?

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at October 10, 2012 10:29 PM (4ramR)

67 If a car is driving at the speed of light and turns on its headlights...what happens?
Posted by: USS Diversity at October 10, 2012 10:28 PM (0CiTm)


Depends.

Posted by: eman at October 10, 2012 10:30 PM (+XD7n)

68 Watching Ted Nugent's Gun Country on Discovery.

Posted by: polynikes


Check this out. Ted shows his guitar rig and is generally as un-PC as you can get.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbV4jj2G6eA

Posted by: Dang© at October 10, 2012 10:30 PM (R18D0)

69
34 Folks. I'm fairly stoned. Finally, no pain. Feelin good, free, relaxed. I also have a propensity for serious truth telling when in this state. So Horde....ASK AWAY


Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:24 PM

Are you turned on by hot, ebony, presidents?

Posted by: back door barry soetoro at October 10, 2012 10:30 PM (yBF/9)

70 52 Just based on a quick drive-by survey of my neighborhood, judging by number of yard signs I'm seeing it looks like the election is tilting heavily toward Coldwell/Banker Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 10, 2012 10:17 PM (/LkSO) Now that's *funny*, no matter how much it hurts.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 10, 2012 10:27 PM (bxiXv)

********

Another little observation from today. Mrs. Muldoon and I drove 60 miles to and from work today.

Bad news: We saw 25 Obama bumper stickersalong the way.

Good news: 24 of them were on one dumpy looking pick-up truck

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 10, 2012 10:30 PM (/LkSO)

71 legal fully-auto weapons,>>

These are legal in most states. Cali is an exception but if you pay your Fed fees you can own one too.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 10, 2012 10:30 PM (GeJs5)

72 Sean Smith's mother "I cried on Obama's shoulder" and he probably hated every minute of contact he had with you.

Posted by: Adam at October 10, 2012 10:30 PM (/YJYi)

73 49
I did say that whoring was legal here...


Well-played.

Posted by: Splunge at October 10, 2012 10:30 PM (2IW5Q)

74 If a car is driving at the speed of light and turns on its headlights...what happens?

Posted by: USS Diversity at October 10, 2012 10:28 PM (0CiTm)


Nothing, because it's a Fiat.

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

75 @55. We were in East Germany in 1988. The tp was an unbleached gray, very rough, and it had small wood chips peppered through it. A thorough cleansing experience, I reckon.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 10, 2012 10:31 PM (cujSl)

76 "for slaves who must participate in their own enslavement
by signalling to others the happiness of their condition are so
humiliated that they are unlikely to rebel."

A student told me back in Romania during communism they all had to smile constantly while they were waiting in line for their ration of bread or of toilet paper.

If you weren't smiling, you were a possible Enemy of the Revolution and would be taken in for questioning.

Posted by: PJ at October 10, 2012 10:31 PM (DQHjw)

77 48 Folks. I'm fairly stoned. Finally, no pain. Feelin good, free, relaxed. I also have a propensity for serious truth telling when in this state. So Horde....ASK AWAY
Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:24 PM (GEICT)


Oh no.

Posted by: Adam at October 10, 2012 10:32 PM (/YJYi)

78 i saw my first romney/ryan bumper sticker today, on a car with VA plates headed into DC.

I wanted to honk and wave.

Then I wanted to warn them about getting their car keyed.

Posted by: elizabethe loves a brownie at October 10, 2012 10:32 PM (q7Aum)

79
If Obama can run for re-election after the job he's done, why can't I have my old job back?

Posted by: Francesco Schettino at October 10, 2012 10:17 PM (2IW5Q)


Shut up and pour me another drink.

Posted by: Captain Joe Hazelwood at October 10, 2012 10:32 PM (HiKk0)

80 34 Folks. I'm fairly stoned. Finally, no pain. Feelin good, free, relaxed. I also have a propensity for serious truth telling when in this state. So Horde....ASK AWAY


Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:24 PM


If your wife asks you to make an emergency run to the store for tampons, do you know the brand?

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at October 10, 2012 10:32 PM (4ramR)

81
If a car is driving at the speed of light and turns on its headlights...what happens?

Posted by: USS Diversity


A Stuckey's Pecan Log shows up on the back seat before you even pull into the parking lot.

Posted by: Dang© at October 10, 2012 10:32 PM (R18D0)

82
Have you ever done it with a guy who wasn't your cousin?



I stick to the females. Titties are titties, right boys?



If a car is driving at the speed of light and turns on its headlights...what happens?

I go "oooohhhhh...bitchin."

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:33 PM (GEICT)

83 Some guy near me has a RR yard sign...it's like 4' X 6".

Posted by: USS Diversity at October 10, 2012 10:33 PM (0CiTm)

84 75
@55. We were in East Germany in 1988. The tp was an unbleached gray,
very rough, and it had small wood chips peppered through it. A thorough
cleansing experience, I reckon.


P.J. O'Rourke wrote a great essay some years ago called The Idiots Abroad. It was in Republican Party Reptile. He got himself onto a cruise ship full of leftists visiting the Soviet Union. One of the best lines was "These were people who thought the Soviet Union was perfect, but they were bringing their own toilet paper."

Posted by: Splunge at October 10, 2012 10:33 PM (2IW5Q)

85 These are legal in most states. Cali is an exception but if you pay your Fed fees you can own one too.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 10, 2012 10:30 PM (GeJs5)


You have to get a Sherriff's signoff, but there's a court case challenging that as I understand it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 10, 2012 10:34 PM (bxiXv)

86 So Horde....ASK AWAY
Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:24 PM (GEICT)


boxers or briefs?

Posted by: elizabethe loves a brownie at October 10, 2012 10:34 PM (q7Aum)

87 When I was a kid our neighbor used to work with Jewish Immigrants from the Soviet Union who had moved to MN. She told us stories about the immigrants being bewildered by going into the grocery stores as there was just too much to pick from, and they couldn't believe that it was all for sale. Many used to weep and take pictures. I always found that hard to believe.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 10, 2012 10:34 PM (jucos)

88 Serious deja vu on the October hottie

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 10:34 PM (piMMO)

89 tomorrow's optics:


Old drunk / medicated man vs. young ripped Irish-looking-but-sober man


over before anyone starts talking....

Posted by: Shecky Green at October 10, 2012 10:35 PM (Dll6b)

90
I went to Paris as little as four years ago and the toilet paper there was like sandpaper.

The Europeans as a whole are extremely deficient in toilet paper technology.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...FREE KRATOS! at October 10, 2012 10:35 PM (sJTmU)

91 I think what little Miss Somali is showing is that other nations are fools if they allow immigration from the Third World, because look what happened to America. "They lost their culture. Not going to happen to us."

And don't let it. These days, it's a poor bargain. You don't get much, and you pay a lot.

Posted by: A. at October 10, 2012 10:35 PM (8Ioss)

92 Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin
...........
Lovely!

BTW - the wife and I spent a wonderful 5 nights up in Door County last week. The people are a joy.. the weather and colors were fantastic.. and I had more naps and reading (2 books!) than I have had all year.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 10, 2012 10:35 PM (UTq/I)

93 OK- Are you now, or have you ever been a member of a Communist organization?


Well, do college sports teams count?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:35 PM (GEICT)

94 Heinlein told a similar story of his visit to the USSR back in the 60s. He and his wife always had a minder, prices were at the gouge level for tourists, and product selection was nil. Things were listed on the menus, but they were out of that item today.

He did get some juicy conversations because his wife learned Russian prior to the trip!

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 10, 2012 10:35 PM (ccXZP)

95 That stuff about N. Korea is kinda sad.

Posted by: rdbrewer at October 10, 2012 10:36 PM (Iyg03)

96 Another tasty fuckin' day on the hq and irl. I am giddy with anticipation for tomorrow night. The skull-fucking. Be still, my heart, you can always watch it again on Comedy Central.

Posted by: Peaches hates California at October 10, 2012 10:36 PM (kpCLl)

97 Listen all y'all with the Eastern Bloc visit stories. I lived it. Prague, 1978 to 1980. Dad was with the Embassy - mil, not FSO. Be glad to regale you with the realities of the socialist/communist utopia anytime you want. Thank God we were on black passports is all I got to say.

More importantly, I'd be glad to educate your dumbass liberal friends about the reality of life when everyone is "equal".

Short version: The horror stories you've heard are all true. And they get much worse.

Long version: Upon request.

Posted by: eastvalleyphx is climbing out of the crawlspace at October 10, 2012 10:36 PM (GRvW4)

98 It's pretty humorous, really. Plenty of idiot leftists are willing to
pretend that Cuba is a paradise, and go around in Che and Fidel shirts.
But the list of volunteers to do the same thing for the Norks is almost
nonexistent. Dear Leader needs a PR firm, maybe.>>

That gives me a great idea. T shirts with a picture of Kim Jong with the tag below "Little Che"

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 10, 2012 10:36 PM (GeJs5)

99 The Europeans as a whole are extremely deficient in toilet paper technology.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch
.........
Our friend from Denmark tells us they are not allowed to flush TP.. yuck.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 10, 2012 10:36 PM (UTq/I)

100 You forgot a very active UFO community, a billion
square miles of desert, mainly government-owned, gambling hobos, the
Mafia, and Hairy Reed.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 10, 2012 10:29 PM

Don't forget them holes in the desert

Posted by: Nicky Santoro at October 10, 2012 10:36 PM (wwsoB)

101 A Stuckey's Pecan Log shows up on the back seat before you even pull into the parking lot.
Posted by: Dang© at October 10, 2012 10:32 PM (R18D0)

**********

Man, I haven't had a Stuckey's Pecan Log since elementary school.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 10, 2012 10:36 PM (/LkSO)

102 I went to Paris as little as four years ago and the toilet paper there was like sandpaper.

The Europeans as a whole are extremely deficient in toilet paper technology.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...FREE KRATOS!


That's why the French walk like that!

Posted by: Dang© at October 10, 2012 10:36 PM (R18D0)

103
Hey,

I'm not seeing the choked chicken in the sidebar. Does that mean . . . ?

Posted by: Sphynx at October 10, 2012 10:37 PM (F22l6)

104
How do you really feel about Glee?



Hawt chicks. Everyone and thing else is super ghey.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:37 PM (GEICT)

105 @90. Toilet technology in general. German toilets were friggin weird (I'd explain, but it's not family fare). And in Crete seeing a floor sink with footpads was not uncommon.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 10, 2012 10:37 PM (cujSl)

106 Didn't miss the joke, SGW. I've been telling it work all week.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at October 10, 2012 10:37 PM (OjQYm)

107 A Stuckey's Pecan Log shows up on the back seat before you even pull into the parking lot.

Posted by: Dang© at October 10, 2012 10:32 PM (R18D0)



**********



Man, I haven't had a Stuckey's Pecan Log since elementary school.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon


The ones in the stores now were probably made when you were in elementary school.

Posted by: Dang© at October 10, 2012 10:38 PM (R18D0)

108 Please feel free to beat me to death if you feel I am being "too polite."

Posted by: Peaches hates California at October 10, 2012 10:38 PM (kpCLl)

109 Hey,

I'm not seeing the choked chicken in the sidebar. Does that mean . . . ?


Posted by: Sphynx


Don't eat the dip.

Posted by: Dang© at October 10, 2012 10:38 PM (R18D0)

110
Folks. I'm fairly stoned. Finally, no pain. Feelin good, free, relaxed. I also have a propensity for serious truth telling when in this state. So Horde....ASK AWAY

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:24 PM (GEICT)


So I guess we can say you're Comfortably Numb.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at October 10, 2012 10:38 PM (HiKk0)

111 Back in the 70's my sister traveled to the USSR as part of her travel agent job.

When she and her comrades were in the hotel room one of them said in a hearable but not too loud voice "Boy, some fresh strawberries would be great right now."

A few minutes later, a people's revolutionary hotel steward arrived with a dish fresh strawberries.

Posted by: eman at October 10, 2012 10:39 PM (+XD7n)

112
Are you turned on by hot, ebony, presidents?



Not unless it's President Dash.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:39 PM (GEICT)

113 93 OK- Are you now, or have you ever been a member of a Communist organization? Well, do college sports teams count?
Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:35 PM (GEICT)

*****

The Reds?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 10, 2012 10:39 PM (/LkSO)

114 what's the over / under on Slow Joe getting appendicitis / stung by a bee / bad sushi / by about 2:30 tomorrow afternoon?

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 10, 2012 10:39 PM (JMmQ9)

115 Read a story a while back (I think it was one of the times when I was stationed in South Korea) about a North Korean general who was visiting Seoul on one of their 'negotiation' trips.

Anyway, they were driving through the traffic in downtown Seoul (which everyone who's been there knows is really packed), passing all of the skyscrapers (mostly apartments), and the NORK general turned to his SORK counterpart and said, "Very nice! We normally only construct the front of the buildings. You seem to build all four sides!"

He didn't realize that they were real buildings.

God, I'm glad I live in the U.S.A., even with the SCOAMF as president.

Posted by: RoadRunner at October 10, 2012 10:40 PM (rIOWj)

116 37 Wow, a fully stocked toilet paper aisle. I guess if you don't eat, you don't shit.
Posted by: Craig Poe at October 10, 2012 10:25 PM (BVkEs)
```````````````````````````````````````
ohhhhhhhhhhh

Posted by: Ohhhhhhhhhhh at October 10, 2012 10:40 PM (3ziXJ)

117 Of course, the French do have bidets, although I have never seen one or used one on many visits to France. I think they are a myth.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...FREE KRATOS! at October 10, 2012 10:40 PM (sJTmU)

118 Peaches, a puppy and kitty story for you:

http://tinyurl.com/9a6ntzm

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at October 10, 2012 10:40 PM (4ramR)

119 BCochran, would you bang Jane Lynch if you found her in your bed?

Posted by: Adam at October 10, 2012 10:40 PM (/YJYi)

120 97
Long version: Upon request.


Consider it requested.

Never was behind the Curtain myself, but I did visit East Berlin not too long after the wall fell. A couple of observations:

- The hotel was not designed for comfort in any way (I think the bathroom slippers were repurposed steel-belted radial tires), but was designed so that you could not get out without being observed.

- Bullet holes in buildings, from WW2, still not repaired

I still have my copy of the Five Year Plan that never happened, that I bought near the ruins of the wall. Occasionally I take it out and gloat a little.

Posted by: Splunge at October 10, 2012 10:40 PM (2IW5Q)

121 Some fuckin' dipshit progtard mentioned today at the office that "they're thinking of putting advertising on toilet paper." I try to tamp it down, but in this case I just blurted "Obama?" Needless to say, I will have fences to mend on the morrow.

Posted by: Peaches hates California at October 10, 2012 10:40 PM (kpCLl)

122 34 Folks. I'm fairly stoned. Finally, no pain. Feelin good, free, relaxed. I also have a propensity for serious truth telling when in this state. So Horde....ASK AWAY

Cake or pie ?

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 10, 2012 10:40 PM (hBHhF)

123 Evening 'rons,

Today I kissed the ground in Washington State after crossing the border from Canada. America, FUCK YEAH.

I had to endure obnoxious rudeness and generally cold, distant bullshit from the locals while staying in Vancouver, but I thought maybe it was just me, and according to one Vancouverite I was just bringing bad energy into the city, so it was me, not them, and they're really all cuddly, snuggly sorts.

Then I crossed the border, and the attitude shift was immediate, due note this is a blue state too. First I meet a sweet, tattooed girl outside of Bellingham, donning a flannel shirt and sporting a gorgeous smile while getting coffee. Then I noticed drivers were letting me go ahead of them when pulling out of parking lots. Strangers smiling at me, and waitresses with congenial personalities doting on me like I was family.

I'm in Redmond now, and the sea change in attitude is so remarkable it's hard to imagine I'm only 20 minutes from SEATTLE. So it was all me, huh? I was the one who had the problem, eh?

Fuck you sideways with a rusty barbed broomstick, Canada. But first, you will blow me.

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs Reporting for Duty at Romney HQ at October 10, 2012 10:40 PM (NHR2W)

124 Aloha!

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 10:41 PM (kaalw)

125 Good evening.

Damn, but hypocrisy is awesome.

If not for hypocrisy I'd not be able to rub one out to that hot Somali chick.

How does it go? Hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue? In this case the vice being the potato sack she's wearing on the left and the virtue is the slinky red number on the right.

Posted by: Robert at October 10, 2012 10:41 PM (LUnTP)

126 The ones in the stores now were probably made when you were in elementary school.
Posted by: Dang© at October 10, 2012 10:38 PM (R18D0)

***

LOL! Now that's old!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 10, 2012 10:41 PM (/LkSO)

127 If your wife asks you to make an emergency run to the store for tampons, do you know the brand?


She knows better than to ask.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:41 PM (GEICT)

128 Our friend from Denmark tells us they are not allowed to flush TP.. yuck.


Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 10, 2012 10:36 PM (UTq/I)

In Guatemala, if there is a trash can next to the pottie, then no, you aren't allowed to flush tp because the plumbing is seriously lousy and you will regret it. Of course, you regret walking into that particular stall, too, just by passing that particular trash can. I'm just sayin'. And two thirds of the time, there's no light fixture anywhere near, and you are most likely glad about that.

Posted by: tcn at October 10, 2012 10:41 PM (VLG62)

129 In Minnesota I gotta get the Sheriff sign off for pistols and "assault rifles" the level 3 FFL is the extra bar for machineguns.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 10, 2012 10:42 PM (GeJs5)

130 BTW, I'm heading into Seattle tomorrow for first time sightseeing. Any advice on some places to check out that wouldn't immediately occur to a tourist? I might drop in on a nearby Republican club if one exists too.

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs Reporting for Duty at Romney HQ at October 10, 2012 10:42 PM (NHR2W)

131
Dick Morris on Greta said he just saw a new poll from trusted
pollster John McClaughlin that has Romney up 3 points over Obama, 49-46,
in Pennsylvania.

Posted by: John the Libertarian at October 10, 2012 10:42 PM (bJQRu)

132 26 >> You didn't give us enough time to carry the tampon thread to a properly moronic conclusion. No fair!

Tuna, the bleeding hasn't stopped, it just moved to twitter.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 10, 2012 10:42 PM (ccXZP)

133
If your wife asks you to make an emergency run to the store for tampons, do you know the brand?



Tuna Helper?

Posted by: Dang© at October 10, 2012 10:43 PM (R18D0)

134 I remember a story about Stalin remarking that he liked some song, and his minions spent a night getting the artist and cutting a record for him. When they gave it to him, he was like"what the hell are you talking about"?

Posted by: USS Diversity at October 10, 2012 10:43 PM (0CiTm)

135
boxers or briefs?



If I'm wearing, it's usually boxers

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:43 PM (GEICT)

136 34 Folks. I'm fairly stoned. Finally, no pain. Feelin good, free, relaxed. I also have a propensity for serious truth telling when in this state. So Horde....ASK AWAY


Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:24 PM
----------------------------------------------------
Does this Snuggie make my ass look fat?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 10, 2012 10:43 PM (jucos)

137 http://tinyurl.com/9a6ntzm

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at October 10, 2012 10:40 PM (4ramR)
OMG, I want them to be mine!!! I am forever in your debt for this, I lurk. {{{{{}}}}}

Posted by: Peaches hates California at October 10, 2012 10:44 PM (kpCLl)

138 While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher, whose hand
had been caught in the squeeze gate while working cattle, the doctor
struck up a conversation with the old man. Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin at October 10, 2012 10:21 PM (HZCkA)

True family story. My paternal grandfather cut both thumbs wide open to the bone on a cattle chute on the farm. They lived in town. He held his thumbs clamped shut with his fingers, drove home using his elbows to steer. When he gets there, he waits for my Grandma to walk home from teaching school. He has clean tea towels wrapped around his hands. He asks her if she has any silk thread. He tells her to get it and sew him up. She did. He only consented to a tetanus shot because she cried. Now mind you, he would not go into the doctor's office. The doctor and his nurse came out to the pickup and gave him the shot through the window. He also asked the doctor if there was anything wrong with Grandma's stitching, the doctor wisely said no, it should hold.

So, hell, no, this Okie is not gonna let America go without a fight.

Posted by: Will Never Vote For a dhimmocrat at October 10, 2012 10:45 PM (kXoT0)

139 Former Texas gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman is no fan of Obama. He said in a radio interview that Obama and his party had done for the American economy what pantyhose did for foreplay.

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at October 10, 2012 10:45 PM (2Oas0)

140 President Stacey Dash.

Yeah, I like the sound of that.

She can play the golf she wants.

Posted by: eman at October 10, 2012 10:45 PM (+XD7n)

141 The Dalrymple piece was fascinating.

Holy cow!

I can only imagine the humiliation but, also, the longing. What was held in those display cases may have been crap to a consumer from a developed nation, but to them, a choice, any choice, and yet no choice at all, must have been agony.

I am always amazed when I meet folks, such as the janitorial staff that serviced our old office building. They had been a family of engineers in China. Here, they were janitors, and were happy.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 10:45 PM (piMMO)

142 119 BCochran, would you bang Jane Lynch if you found her in your bed?



Not even with EoJ's dick.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:46 PM (GEICT)

143 So, hell, no, this Okie is not gonna let America go without a fight.


Posted by: Will Never Vote For a dhimmocrat at October 10, 2012 10:45 PM (kXoT0)
Never seen you here before, podna, but I love you already.

Posted by: Peaches hates California at October 10, 2012 10:46 PM (kpCLl)

144 McCarran is a fun airport: Slot machines everywhere.

And the free monorail that takes you to the Strip without hailing a cab or, if you're at Stapleton, taking a commuter flight to actually reach the city you're after.

Posted by: t-bird at October 10, 2012 10:46 PM (FcR7P)

145 If I'm wearing, it's usually boxers
Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:43 PM (GEICT)

if, IF?!?

loll, I had to explain boxer-briefs to my 5 year old today. he was like, these aren't underpants, they're shorts!

me.. uh... welll. just trust me on this one.

Posted by: elizabethe loves a brownie at October 10, 2012 10:46 PM (q7Aum)

146 all the golf she wants

fuck

Posted by: eman at October 10, 2012 10:47 PM (+XD7n)

147 Folks. I'm fairly stoned. Finally, no pain. Feelin good, free, relaxed. I also have a propensity for serious truth telling when in this state. So Horde....ASK AWAY
Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:24 PM (GEICT)

Any relation to Johnny Cochran?

Posted by: Robert at October 10, 2012 10:47 PM (LUnTP)

148 speaking of bumper stickers...

http://thevailspot.blogspot.com/2012/10/vandalized.html

h/t to RSM

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 10, 2012 10:47 PM (JMmQ9)

149 Hey! what are you doing in Redmond? That's my neck of the woods!

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at October 10, 2012 10:47 PM (RZ8pf)

150 Fuck you sideways with a rusty barbed broomstick, Canada. But first, you will blow me.

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs Reporting for Duty at Romney HQ at October 10, 2012 10:40 PM (NHR2W)


Canadian here: Oh dear. Don't let a bad experience in Vancouver ruin your view of the rest of Canuckistan.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at October 10, 2012 10:48 PM (4ramR)

151 I wonder what Vice President Ryan is doing tonight. Prob'ly chillin' with his cute wife and adorable kids. Did y'all see how some douchetard posted a story that tomorrow's "debate" (debatable) will be "Catholic on Catholic." Okie dokie . . .

Posted by: Peaches hates California at October 10, 2012 10:48 PM (kpCLl)

152 Cake or pie ?


Can't go wrong with some good pie.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:48 PM (GEICT)

153 We are taking Pennsylvania baby! Let's donate!

http://tinyurl.com/8uq8oj2

Posted by: TD at October 10, 2012 10:48 PM (DQMcq)

154 I read a lot of Madeleine L'engle when I was about 10 or so. One of her books noted that Canadians got more polite (to Americans anyway) toward Alberta.

Posted by: boulder hobo at October 10, 2012 10:49 PM (QTHTd)

155 Canadian here: Oh dear. Don't let a bad experience in Vancouver ruin your view of the rest of Canuckistan.

Yeah, go to Banff, and Calgary. You will never, ever want to leave, even in January. Trust me.

Posted by: Peaches hates California at October 10, 2012 10:49 PM (kpCLl)

156 During the VP debate Biden will spill the beans about Benghazi.


Posted by: eman at October 10, 2012 10:50 PM (+XD7n)

157
Does this Snuggie make my ass look fat?



No, your ass does.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:50 PM (GEICT)

158
34 Folks. I'm fairly stoned. Finally, no pain. Feelin good, free, relaxed. I also have a propensity for serious truth telling when in this state. So Horde....ASK AWAY


Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:24 PM

Does your dealer have the brown rocks?

Posted by: back door barry soetoro at October 10, 2012 10:50 PM (yBF/9)

159 Cake or pie? Um, pudding?

Posted by: Blue Falcon in Boston at October 10, 2012 10:50 PM (KCvsd)

160 Long version: Upon request.

Posted by: eastvalleyphx is climbing out of the crawlspace at October 10, 2012 10:36 PM (GRvW4)


Yes, please. If not enough to warrent here, then please post to the YahooGroup or by e-mail: hat@politicalhat.com

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 10, 2012 10:51 PM (sZTYJ)

161 I wonder what Vice President Ryan is doing tonight. Prob'ly chillin' with his cute wife and adorable kids.

And tomorrow when Ryan gets done alpha'ing Biden, they'll agree to send the kids out of the house for a few hours

Posted by: boulder hobo at October 10, 2012 10:51 PM (QTHTd)

162 President Stacey Dash.>>

The guys at DARPA are going to have to design special shoes for her. Since the floor in front of her will be littered with pens/pencils dropped in hope of her bending over to pick them up.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 10, 2012 10:51 PM (GeJs5)

163 145 If I'm wearing, it's usually boxers
Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:43 PM (GEICT)

if, IF?!?

loll, I had to explain boxer-briefs to my 5 year old today. he was like, these aren't underpants, they're shorts!

me.. uh... welll. just trust me on this one.
Posted by: elizabethe loves a brownie at October 10, 2012 10:46 PM (q7Aum)


If I'm home, I like feeling comfortable.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:51 PM (GEICT)

164 In Korea TP is not only used in the bathroom, it is also used during meals like napkins. It common to see a roll on the kitchen table. When I lived in Korea(1995) i do not remember ever seeing paper towels.

Posted by: gmannyc at October 10, 2012 10:53 PM (BmRlw)

165 A little more German silent horror tonight?

From FW Murnau, the 1921 film The Haunted Castle.

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

Posted by: Robert at October 10, 2012 10:53 PM (LUnTP)

166 Uncle Joey Biden's biggest challenge in the debate will be getting through 6:30 pm without a little nip of schnapps.

Posted by: runninrebel at October 10, 2012 10:53 PM (N/1Dm)

167 BCochran, how's that wife of yours doing?

Posted by: Bill "Bubba" Clinton at October 10, 2012 10:53 PM (/YJYi)

168
Any relation to Johnny Cochran?



*sigh*


15+ years later and still people don't realize our names are spelled different. And, you know, HE'S BLACK.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:54 PM (GEICT)

169 We were in East Germany in 1988. The tp was an unbleached gray, very rough, and it had small wood chips peppered through it. A thorough cleansing experience, I reckon.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 10, 2012 10:31 PM (cujSl)


Lots of Europe used to use old newspapers up until not very long ago. They don't call 'em Eurotrash for nothing.

Of course, to be fair, bathrooms are still sort of a modern luxury for Europe. The French are still perfectly happy pissing on the walls and shitting in the corners. They've got enough perfume to mask it ...

The biggest difference between America and the rest of the world is the whole concept of one bathroom per bedroom, give or take. Much of the rest of the world gets by and is satisfied with one bathroom for the whole house, or neighborhood. Savages.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 10, 2012 10:54 PM (X3lox)

170 I wonder what Vice President Ryan is doing tonight.>>

Archery practice on a deer dummy lit by headlights

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 10, 2012 10:55 PM (GeJs5)

171 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRuWOowfupo
Posted by: Robert at October 10, 2012 10:53 PM (LUnTP)

wow, robert, where do you find this stuff. Do you just have encyclopedic knowledge of musi and whatnot?

Posted by: elizabethe loves a brownie at October 10, 2012 10:55 PM (q7Aum)

172 167 BCochran, how's that wife of yours doing?
Posted by: Bill "Bubba" Clinton at October 10, 2012 10:53 PM (/YJYi)



Doin just fine. Fully capable of ripping the balls off of anyone that decides to get pushy.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:56 PM (GEICT)

173 I know what Joe's doing tonight. Liquor and blow.

Posted by: Adam at October 10, 2012 10:56 PM (/YJYi)

174 Seattle sights to see:

Pike place market - yes its touristy, but has some fun shops too
I like the Ballard Locks http://tinyurl.com/agoqdb
On your way to the ballard locks you can pass the Lenin statue in Fremont: http://tinyurl.com/8klcmhh
Argosy cruises has some fun boat tours
Space needle kind of expensive, but fun to watch the view of the city change as you dine as the top of the needle rotates

Posted by: someone at October 10, 2012 10:56 PM (bqjJT)

175 I remember some of the public toilets in Fwance being difficult to use because they were the stand up type. Hell, about 1/2 of them you had to pay to go in. No wonder they shit in the streets.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 10, 2012 10:57 PM (jucos)

176 When I visited Hungary (post Wall fall) in the early 90's one of the members of our group got a sizable splinter from one of the toilet seats. Just sayin'

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 10, 2012 10:57 PM (/LkSO)

177 How does Tom Hanks have time to type letters? Doesn't he have Obama commercials to narrate and anti-Catholic films to make?

Posted by: A. at October 10, 2012 10:57 PM (8Ioss)

178 I do not post every day Peaches, but, I am a Pure Evil Republican Okie Ginger and it don't get no more wicked than that. I read the blog all day, but, only post from the phone during the day and that limits the posts.

Posted by: Will Never Vote For a dhimmocrat at October 10, 2012 10:57 PM (kXoT0)

179 I heard on TV tonight that Steve Wynn is a Dem who voted for Obama. That makes his rant even more meaningful.

Posted by: TD at October 10, 2012 10:58 PM (+uFux)

180 Dick Morris on Greta said he just saw a new poll from trusted

pollster John McClaughlin that has Romney up 3 points over Obama, 49-46,

in Pennsylvania.


****

Morris is in town tomorrow night doing a bit about Obama's Failed Policies.

Do I go? A woman who saw my Anyone But Obama window sticker gave me a flyer, but I'm not a Morris fan.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 10:58 PM (piMMO)

181 The biggest difference between America and the rest of the world is the
whole concept of one bathroom per bedroom, give or take. Much of the
rest of the world gets by and is satisfied with one bathroom for the
whole house, or neighborhood. Savages.


I think I read on the HQ once that the Japanese separate the bath rooms - with the toothbrushes etc - from the rooms with the toilets in them. Which is a point for them over us.

Posted by: boulder hobo at October 10, 2012 10:58 PM (QTHTd)

182 Don't go to the dumb Experience Music Project, it is expensive and not worth it.

Yeah, everyone has to go to Pike Place Market at least once.

The Underground Tour in Pioneer Square is awesome!!

The Great Wheel is pretty cool, kind of spendy I guess, some people say, but the view is neat.

Cheaper version of a boat tour is just to walk on one of the ferries and ride it round trip.

I think the Ride the Ducks Tour is cool cause it goes in Lake Union which gives you a different perspective on the city.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at October 10, 2012 10:58 PM (RZ8pf)

183 168 Any relation to Johnny Cochran? *sigh* 15+ years later and still people don't realize our names are spelled different. And, you know, HE'S BLACK.

************

Okay- any relation to John Coltrane?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 10, 2012 10:59 PM (/LkSO)

184 Orioles/Yankees go to the 12th

Posted by: Craig Poe at October 10, 2012 10:59 PM (BVkEs)

185 I heard on TV tonight that Steve Wynn is a Dem who voted for Obama. That makes his rant even more meaningful.


****

His turn has been slow but continuous for years now. The first time I saw him on FNC, he was a reluctant critic.

So much for reluctance.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 10:59 PM (piMMO)

186
Do I go? A woman who saw my Anyone But Obama window sticker gave me a flyer, but I'm not a Morris fan.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 10:58 PM (piMMO)


I like Dick Morris. He's a solid fighter and was the first and loudest warning people about Barky's intentions with HealthScare.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 10, 2012 10:59 PM (X3lox)

187 Town Hall-stype Presidential Debate Question:

Mr. President, Your campaign has basically called Gov. Romney a liar. In your speech at the U.N. you blamed the video. Isn't it true that, in reality, you sir are the biggest liar of all?


Posted by: Barky Choom at October 10, 2012 10:59 PM (he2LC)

188 Paul muthafuckin' Ryan's biggest challenge tomorrow night will be not dissolving in a fit of laughter . . . fortunately, I do not have the bar set so high. Please tell me Ace is going to liveblog that shit. I will hit the tip jar, I will do anything, I just want to share it with those I love most, MoronNation.

Posted by: Peaches hates California at October 10, 2012 11:00 PM (kpCLl)

189 I think the Ride the Ducks Tour is cool cause it goes in Lake Union which gives you a different perspective on the city.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at October 10, 2012 10:58 PM (RZ8pf)

Cool, but Gasworks Park is a good alternative if the weather is nice. Plus, it's free except for the cab fare.

Posted by: tcn at October 10, 2012 11:00 PM (VLG62)

190 Alright, I guess question time is over. What else is happening on the ONT?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 11:00 PM (GEICT)

191 Seattle, great city. Must see Pikes Market. Puguet Sound whale watch boat ride. Mt. Rainer, well to far maybe but take pics...magnificent! Starbucks HQ.

Posted by: gmannyc at October 10, 2012 11:00 PM (BmRlw)

192 Sock off

Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at October 10, 2012 11:00 PM (he2LC)

193 Consider it requested.

Posted by: Splunge at October 10, 2012 10:40 PM (2IW5Q)


Where would you like to start?

It's near impossible to convey to an American - especially a Gen-Xer or younger - what those peoples' lives were like.

The commies weren't big on aesthetics. A beautiful city like Prague, mostly untouched by the war, was mostly gray. Coal and gas were the fuels for heat, and concepts like the EPA would have made most of these folks laugh their asses off. Not much coin for enforcing environmental standards when hard currency is non-existent.

Food - go to the grocery store. If an item was available, great. As in, want breakfast cereal? Fine, if they had any, it was State brand. Oh, you thought maybe you'd like Capn Crunch rather than Raisin Bran? Not so much. State brand, if they had it. Extrapolate that throughout your local supermarket. Milk, bread, meat (might get lucky and grab pork chop or pork sausage ... banner fuckin day at the Czech grocery store). On and on.

Families packed into houses divided into apartments. No one owns anything. Pride of ownership? Ever seen Alphabet City on the Lower East Side? If they had a private apartment in some high-rise, it's cus they were lucky enough to know someone or have gotten on the list early enough before the last tenant died.

Six month to a year waiting list for a car. A shitty Fiat-knockoff that might start or not. Tough shit, prole.

Everyone has a job, sure, but ain't no money. What are you gonna buy, anyway?

Want fast food? There's a stand every half mile or so that serves sausage and bread, with a spoon of mustard. Oh, don't like that? Walk another half mile and you can have s ausage and bread, with a spoon of mustard. Try selling that vision to an American middle schooler.

Malls? Nah. State department stores. Don't like the fashion? Tough shit, prole. You're lucky we have coats, this year.

Go to the dentist. Want novocaine with your fillings? Hope you got something to trade for it ... Johnny Walker Red and Marlboro Reds were how we tipped our household servants, so they could get many of the things we take for granted on a daily basis.

Rampant black market ... all in order to get hard currency. Tourists were regularly locked up for trading currency. Hell, I used to get offered $50 bucks for the Levis off my ass.

And the Tuzex stores. A special version of the Czech Corona that could be spent on Western goods. Seems nice right? Not so fast, prole. Only for high-ranking Party members.

I can go on, and at some point I will, but you get the idea.

And one more thing. Complain, and you'd find yourself in a prison somewhere in Slovakia, never to be heard from again.

Next time one of your lib asshole friend pines for "equality", show them this.

Posted by: eastvalleyphx is climbing out of the crawlspace at October 10, 2012 11:00 PM (GRvW4)

194 when i visited seattle, i enjoyed the aquarium. but I'm weird like that.

Posted by: elizabethe loves a brownie at October 10, 2012 11:00 PM (q7Aum)

195 I really should say Vancouverites and not Canada in general, but damn if it didn't seem to infect everything within a 100 mile radius.

I hear nothing but good things about Banff and definitely want to go there in the future. Any destination/lodge in particular to look into?

ParanoidGirlInSeattle: Hey there *waves* I'm here totally by happenstance, I was planning to stay in downtown Seattle for dweeby touristy sightseeing but there seems to be a conference going on in town, for the life of me I could not Priceline or book anything via Expedia. Redmond had a few great hotels so I lucked out there. Glad it worked out that way too, because this town is awesome.

That reminds me, anything worth seeing here too, besides maybe Microsoft (yawn, Apple fanboy here). I just toured around the town center, and WOW. O_O

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs Reporting for Duty at Romney HQ at October 10, 2012 11:01 PM (NHR2W)

196 @123
As a Canadian NOT FROM VANCOUVER, my apologies on our hospitality. To put it in perspective, Vancouver is where all the pretentious pricks throughout Canada end up living...unless they choose to crawl back into the ocean.
The rest of Canada has little use for them either.

For future reference, also avoid the city of Toronto and the entire province of Quebec, and you'll find that Canadians are decent, good hearted people.

Posted by: The forgotten man at October 10, 2012 11:01 PM (W7JEz)

197 118
Peaches, a puppy and kitty story for you:



http://tinyurl.com/9a6ntzm

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at October 10, 2012 10:40 PM

That is such a sweet story.

Posted by: kbdabear at October 10, 2012 11:01 PM (wwsoB)

198 Do I go? A woman who saw my Anyone But Obama window sticker gave me a flyer, but I'm not a Morris fan. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 10:58 PM (piMMO)

Go and report back to the horde.

Posted by: Will Never Vote For a dhimmocrat at October 10, 2012 11:01 PM (kXoT0)

199
Okay- any relation to John Coltrane?



Lol. No.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 11:01 PM (GEICT)

200 And, you know, HE'S BLACK.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:54 PM (GEICT)
Plus, um, DEAD! Although his vote still counts here in the land of the tiny-brained.

Posted by: Peaches hates California at October 10, 2012 11:01 PM (kpCLl)

201 I went to Paris as little as four years ago and the toilet paper there was like sandpaper.

The Europeans as a whole are extremely deficient in toilet paper technology.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...FREE KRATOS!

That's why the French walk like that!

Posted by: Dang© at October 10, 2012 10:36 PM (R18D0)


I was in Germany a few years back and the toilet paper was horrendous.

Out quadruple-ply tree-per-sheet toilet paper truly marks us as being at the pinnacle of civilization.

The Germans (Cologne and Bonn area) were at first rude, but instantly became docile and willing to assist when they discovered that I was an American.

It was also an election season, and people from various parties were all cheerful and helpful. All most all the campaign posters were positive and reeked of government-enforced-restraint. All but one of them was in German. That other sign was in Arabic... for a German election...

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 10, 2012 11:01 PM (sZTYJ)

202 Space Needle is open to dine in for lunch too, the food is a bit pricey, but you can't beat the view.

There's a new Glass garden at the Seattle Center, but it costs for admission.

Don't bother with our Science Center unless you want to see the Tut exhibit. It sucks, which is disappointing considering how important sciency things are to Seattle.

Museum of Flight is a little bit south of Seattle, but if you like planes it is awesome.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at October 10, 2012 11:01 PM (RZ8pf)

203 They became popular when miniskirts came in, because the skirts had become too short for gartered stockings.
___
Don't let the man tell you that you cannot wear a mini skirt with garters ladies. In fact, it is your obligation as proud womyns to just say no to the patriarchy!

Down with pantyhose! Up with skirts!

Posted by: Some Moron at October 10, 2012 11:01 PM (AUeaU)

204 Wow, Obama's running commercials in NY. First one I have seen. Smells like desperation.

Posted by: real joe at October 10, 2012 11:02 PM (PD2ad)

205 Just Going To Have To Agree To Disagree w/Neighbors & Sheriff Department.

I Really DON'T Think You Can Play This Album Too Loud!

Like · · Share · about an hour ago ·

Ok, the Deputy just asked me how to spell my first name. I told him R-E-B-E-L.
about an hour ago · Like

Barney Fife just asked me if I had anything to drink tonight. I asked him if he saw humps on my back and the Sahara desert in the background.
about an hour ago · Like

OK, he's calling for back-up. Something about my altitude or something. Couldn't hear him because I've got my music cranked.
about an hour ago · Edited · Like · 1

Pizza is here! Offered the Deputy a slice and he says no. Asks me if he can finish the beer in my hand. I close the front door on him.
58 minutes ago · Like

Domino's screwed up my order. I'm calling 911 to complain.
56 minutes ago · Edited · Like

OK, surly 911 operator tells me I am "abusing" the system and she is sending the cops. I tell her the sorry POS is already here and he's pissing in my bushes.
54 minutes ago · Like

Look out the window and there is this really cool TANK coming down my street. WOOPS! It's pulling in my driveway now.
51 minutes ago · Like

OK, SWAT has established "phone contact" with me even though my front door is unlocked.
46 minutes ago · Like

SWAT asking me to surrender now. Told them I'm not French, never served in the U.S. Army, I've got a screwed up pizza order and Bruce is singing "Hungry Heart".
42 minutes ago · Like

Asked if they could possibly come back in 10 minutes or so.
41 minutes ago · Like

SWAT told me to read the note attached to the tear gas canister they just sent through my window.
41 minutes ago · Like

FBI is here. Says they are "taking over"............whatever that means.
36 minutes ago · Like

I told FBI Special Agent Dipshit that I would come out after Bruce finished "Cadillac Ranch".
34 minutes ago · Like

He says, "Who do you think you are, David Koresh"?
34 minutes ago · Like

Bruce and the Band jamming out "You Can Look"........I forget my predicament for a moment until the flood lights hit my house.
30 minutes ago · Like

FBI threatens to blast Lady Gaga songs continually for 24 hours if I don't come out.
28 minutes ago · Like

I tell them I'm feeding my pets and putting my shoes on.
28 minutes ago · Like

Bruce and the Band jamming "Independence Day". FBI informs me how "ironic" that is. I don't like the way he cackled after.
26 minutes ago · Like

Walking out my front door and into the arms of my heavily padded "new friends". Ask them how much time I'm looking at.
22 minutes ago · Like

FBI says it's up to the judge, but they can vouch for my "good humor" and taste in music. I'll see you all when I make parole!
18 minutes ago · Like

Posted by: FaceBooker Just wanted Bruce & A Pizza at October 10, 2012 11:03 PM (AzwZn)

206 Joe Biden will school Paul Ryan on math, politics, and crayons.

Posted by: eman at October 10, 2012 11:03 PM (+XD7n)

207 A new book claims that France's first lady was in the middle of a 'menage a six'. Alas, a chart would have been handy:

http://tinyurl.com/8zl44o6

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at October 10, 2012 11:03 PM (4ramR)

208 The biggest difference between America and the rest of the world is the

whole concept of one bathroom per bedroom, give or take. Much of the

rest of the world gets by and is satisfied with one bathroom for the

whole house, or neighborhood. Savages.

I think I read on the HQ once that the Japanese separate the bath rooms - with the toothbrushes etc - from the rooms with the toilets in them. Which is a point for them over us.

****

I only have one tiny bathroom but I close the lid when I flush and I don't store my toothbrush in the bathroom.

I always knew there was some Japanese in me somewhere.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 11:03 PM (piMMO)

209 I have a tampon up my ass.

he he he

Posted by: Jon at October 10, 2012 11:04 PM (MrM2k)

210 Well played, BCochran1981, well played.....

Posted by: Craig Poe at October 10, 2012 11:04 PM (BVkEs)

211 First one I have seen. Smells like desperation.

Posted by: real joe at October 10, 2012 11:02 PM (PD2ad)
Heh, breathe it in . . . oh, I got high!

Posted by: Peaches hates California at October 10, 2012 11:04 PM (kpCLl)

212 *jotting down the Seattle suggestions so far*

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs Reporting for Duty at Romney HQ at October 10, 2012 11:04 PM (NHR2W)

213 I think I read on the HQ once that the Japanese separate the bath rooms - with the toothbrushes etc - from the rooms with the toilets in them. Which is a point for them over us.

Posted by: boulder hobo at October 10, 2012 10:58 PM (QTHTd)


They do that on occasion in Israeli houses, too. I don't quite see the point. The sink is there for a very good reason. But there's still only one for the whole house. Of course, in Israel, part of this lack of bathrooms was due to extreme water shortages. Only part, the rest was due to overly European influences.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 10, 2012 11:05 PM (X3lox)

214 Rampant black market ...
---
Interestingly you are seeing more and more of that here. Hell, cigarette smuggling is become a major industry on the east coast.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 10, 2012 11:05 PM (AUeaU)

215 Also Johnnie is room temperature.... IYNWIMAITYD.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at October 10, 2012 11:05 PM (HiKk0)

216 Will the tampon legislation be signed into law with bright blue ink?

Posted by: buster hymen at October 10, 2012 11:05 PM (vDl/w)

217
165 Posted by: Robert at October 10, 2012 10:53 PM


It's not German, but have you seen Tod Browning's "The Unknown", with Lon Chaney?

Posted by: otho at October 10, 2012 11:06 PM (yBF/9)

218 I like Dick Morris. He's a solid fighter and was the first and loudest
warning people about Barky's intentions with HealthScare.

****

I could be wrong, but would have sworn Palin was the loudest critic.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 11:06 PM (piMMO)

219 Will the tampon legislation be signed into law with bright blue ink?


****

Pastels only.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 11:07 PM (piMMO)

220 Joe Biden will ask to close the debate out with a few lines of Danny Boy.

Posted by: runninrebel at October 10, 2012 11:07 PM (N/1Dm)

221 138
While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher, whose hand

had been caught in the squeeze gate while working cattle, the doctor

struck up a conversation with the old man. Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin at October 10, 2012 10:21 PM (HZCkA)

True
family story. My paternal grandfather cut both thumbs wide open to the
bone on a cattle chute on the farm. They lived in town. He held his
thumbs clamped shut with his fingers, drove home using his elbows to
steer. When he gets there, he waits for my Grandma to walk home from
teaching school. He has clean tea towels wrapped around his hands. He
asks her if she has any silk thread. He tells her to get it and sew him
up. She did. He only consented to a tetanus shot because she cried. Now
mind you, he would not go into the doctor's office. The doctor and his
nurse came out to the pickup and gave him the shot through the window.
He also asked the doctor if there was anything wrong with Grandma's
stitching, the doctor wisely said no, it should hold.

So, hell, no, this Okie is not gonna let America go without a fight.


Posted by: Will Never Vote For a dhimmocrat at October 10, 2012 10:45 PM (kXoT0)

Lord, I know all about this.My Dad was up late one night, about 2 in the morning, printing a big jobup due the next day. And, him being who he was. The press was running so good, he broke out the mop and started cleaning. Well, he slipped and fell. Broke his leg. Crawled over to the press and finished the job. Crawled over to the phone and called my brother, told him he had a minor injury and needed to go to the Doctor, what all needed to be done the next day, and not to call my Mom before 7:00, you know, not to wake her up.Then he crawled to the car and drove himself to the hospital.

Posted by: redclay at October 10, 2012 11:07 PM (xatoT)

222 As in Redmond Town Center? That's a weird mall. We're in the NW people, it rains here, maybe outdoor malls aren't the way to go. Plus it skews to the teen demographic in terms of stores. But there are a couple of good restaurants and Pinkabella has good cupcakes. There's an REI there too. The comic book store is OK, but they are grumpy I always feel like they are judging me or something. Not at all like the comic book store on Big Bang Theory.

If you meant the town center of Redmond, yeah, it's strange too. But, you can go for a walk on the Sammamish River Trail. It's a nice walk. I don't think there's any "must see" in Redmond. You can drive by Microsoft, but there isn't any "tourist" spot. There's a visitor's center in building 92, but I don't know if you are allowed to wander there alone.

Not sure how long you are staying but Redmond has an awesome Saturday market in the empty space next to Redmond Town Center. Oh and Matador on the corner of Leary way has an awesome happy hour, cheap but delicious Mexican food. They scalp you on the drinks prices though.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at October 10, 2012 11:08 PM (RZ8pf)

223 Of course, the French do have bidets, although I have never seen one or used one on many visits to France. I think they are a myth.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...FREE KRATOS! at October 10, 2012 10:40 PM (sJTmU)


Japan has computerized toilet/bidets that will wash your ass with warm soapy water and sheer you on in a cute voice at the same time...

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 10, 2012 11:08 PM (sZTYJ)

224 @195
Banff is a nice town and the scenery is breathtaking...stay at the Rimrock Resort and not the Banff Springs.

Posted by: The forgotten man at October 10, 2012 11:08 PM (W7JEz)

225 I always knew there was some Japanese in me somewhere.


You dated a Japanese guy? How was that?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 11:09 PM (GEICT)

226 216
Will the tampon legislation be signed into law with bright blue ink?

--

With a battery operated auto-pen?

Posted by: Craig Poe at October 10, 2012 11:09 PM (BVkEs)

227 Interestingly you are seeing more and more of that here. Hell, cigarette smuggling is become a major industry on the east coast.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 10, 2012 11:05 PM (AUeaU)
----------------------------------------------------------
A lot of money to be made. Cigarettes were over $7 a pack when I quit in January.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 10, 2012 11:09 PM (jucos)

228 Night, horde, am off to sleep, perchance to dream of an R\R Preference Cascade that sweeps all before it. I want the boys to have coattails so long they pull even GOP into super majorities everywhere. We here in Oklahoma finally have a Republican Governor, both state houses, both Senators, and all but one of the Congressional seats and we have a shot at it because Dan Boren retired in the Second District.

Posted by: Will Never Vote For a dhimmocrat at October 10, 2012 11:09 PM (kXoT0)

229 When I went to Cozumel Mexico he toilets could not fulsh toilet paper so you were supposed to put it in a trash can. WTF how badly can you design a plumbing system that normal usage of toilet paper clogs it?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 10, 2012 11:10 PM (GeJs5)

230 McCarran is a fun airport: Slot machines everywhere.

And the free monorail that takes you to the Strip without hailing a cab or, if you're at Stapleton, taking a commuter flight to actually reach the city you're after.

Posted by: t-bird at October 10, 2012 10:46 PM (FcR7P)


Please, don't make fun of that disaster which is the monorail. In bankrpucy court, they unloaded 90% of their debt (i.e. f**ked over 90% of the investers).

The Monorail does not go to the airport because that would upset the cabbies. The Monorail also doesn't go to the non-union (at the time) hotels because that would be naughty.

Seriously, it was always more of a Shelbyville idea...

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

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 10, 2012 11:10 PM (sZTYJ)

231 If you go to Gasworks park - just to the East is Ivars Salmon House - Ivar's is a Seattle institution known for saying "keep Clam" you can either eat at the seafood bar (order outside) and then sit outside or go around the side of the building to eat on a deck overlooking lake union. Or you can go in and eat/order from a sit down menu.

Posted by: someone at October 10, 2012 11:11 PM (bqjJT)

232 Japan has computerized toilet/bidets that will wash your ass with warm
soapy water and sheer you on in a cute voice at the same time...


****

totally unrelated but I am reminded of this: http://bit.ly/WTPec3

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 11:11 PM (piMMO)

233 Paul Ryan is, just now, filling up on brats and cheese, the better to salt the air with his essence tomorrow evening. Old Wisconsin debating trick, doncha know.

Posted by: tcn at October 10, 2012 11:11 PM (VLG62)

234 Oh, and tap beer, naturally.

Posted by: tcn at October 10, 2012 11:11 PM (VLG62)

235 Biden will compliment Paul Ryan on his mighty fine wife and ask if he can get some sugar.

Posted by: eman at October 10, 2012 11:11 PM (+XD7n)

236 Ibanez homer in 12th, Yankees win. He tied it for them in 9th. Yeah baby!

Posted by: real joe at October 10, 2012 11:12 PM (PD2ad)

237 When I went to Cozumel Mexico he toilets could not fulsh toilet paper so
you were supposed to put it in a trash can. WTF how badly can you
design a plumbing system that normal usage of toilet paper clogs it?


****

Low-flow toilets, eh?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 11:12 PM (piMMO)

238 Lord, I know all about this. Posted by: redclay at October 10, 2012 11:07 PM (xatoT)

Yup, I was raised by real men. I can spot a phony a mile off.

Posted by: Will Never Vote For a dhimmocrat at October 10, 2012 11:12 PM (kXoT0)

239 195
I hear nothing but good things about Banff and definitely want to go there in the future. Any destination/lodge in particular to look into?
________________

If you want the fanciest place in town, the Banff Springs Hotel is it. But there are a number of chain hotels and independently-owned places. I've stayed at the Delta and it was good. Also fancy is the Chateau Lake Louise, but that's outside of town and you can visit the hotel and the lake without having to stay there.

Banff has the advantage of being an hour away from Calgary by car. It's 4 hours from Edmonton. Jasper is 4 hours from both Calgary and Edmonton. But I highly recommend renting a car and driving highway 93 from Banff to Jasper (or vice versa). It's a gorgeous drive and if you are there at the right time of the year you can walk the Columbia Icefield. Jasper is Banff without the commercialism; because of the distance from the major cities it's less touristy. They do have a major ski resort (Marmot Basin).

And if you end up in Edmonton it has the world's 5th largest shopping mall (it used to be the first, but now it's just the largest in North America).

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at October 10, 2012 11:12 PM (4ramR)

240 Paranoid: Redmond Town Center I mean, yeah I noticed the oddness of an outdoor mall in wet NW, but they have cold stone creamery, so who am I to judge? I'll be around Saturday too, so I'll look for the market then too.

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs Reporting for Duty at Romney HQ at October 10, 2012 11:12 PM (NHR2W)

241 Fuckin' Yankees

Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 10, 2012 11:12 PM (jucos)

242
demands that we respect her culture and tradition of wearing Somali garb and a full head-scarf in public




What makes her think anybody cares about her garb and headgear? This is America, where people have the freedom to go to the grocery store in their pj's. She needs to get over herself.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at October 10, 2012 11:12 PM (DoZD+)

243 Where's the tampon thread?
That's one string you don't want to follow.

Posted by: helen thomas's droopy boobs at October 10, 2012 11:12 PM (vDl/w)

244 Where's Rum?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 10, 2012 11:12 PM (BuSM8)

245 My parents just got back from a trip to Seattle and they went to the Chilhuly (I believe that is the spelling) museum in the area-he is a pretty famous artist who makes amazing huge blown glass sculptures-they loved it. My sisters lived out there a few years ago and we loved going to visit there. Amazing coffee places (of course) and restaurants-up the hill near the Needle. The area where the Lenin statue is is pretty nice to walk around-and, for a drive, Snoqualmie Falls (I am sure I spelled hat wrong) is pretty cool too.

Posted by: goldilocks at October 10, 2012 11:13 PM (OETVg)

246 I heard on TV tonight that Steve Wynn is a Dem who voted for Obama. That makes his rant even more meaningful.

Posted by: TD at October 10, 2012 10:58 PM (+uFux)


Nevada and Vegas are still pretty mobbed up. Generally speaking, if the casinos like you, you will do well politically, if not, then you will be crushed.

Reid won because he cashed in A LOT of favors. Between Wynn, Adelson, and Boyd Gaming, Obama will have a tough time come November...

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 10, 2012 11:13 PM (sZTYJ)

247 Low-flow toilets, eh?


Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 11:12 PM (piMMO)

Nope. Just small pipes, so they clog well below any point that a plumber's helper would help. Ew.

Posted by: tcn at October 10, 2012 11:13 PM (VLG62)

248 BTW, I'm heading into Seattle tomorrow for first time sightseeing.

Ivars and Dicks are two decent local small-chain fast food places. Ivars is fried seafood, Dicks is hamburgers. Taco Time is a little more widespread (You didn't say where you are from.)

You've arrived just in time for our first rainfall in two months. No, I don't know WTFBBQ, more used to seeing the -sun- once in two months.

The King Tut exhibit is at the Pacific Science Center - that's next door to the Space Needle. The Space Needle itself is still cool - actually eating there is $$$, but still worth it at least once.

Seafood is big. Not a seafood guy though. The original three Ivars are real sit down restaurants. Not too upscale, but the food is good.

Upscale is the Metropolitan Grill. The bill will cause an aneurism, but anything beef (or 'non-seafood' like lamb, etc.) will knock your socks off. El Gaucho is my second favorite place to eat.

Everything else I'd point at would be "Standard Tourist Stuff". Pike Place Market, Monorail, Seattle Art Museum, maybe Aquarium. Goggle at the insanity that is a ten story library with no stairs. And the five-car-wide roads striped for two lanes of cars and two lanes of bikes. Everywhere.

Note that all the people you see are Leftists or tourists. Jim McDermott gets 80% of the vote here - and the other 20% is for someone to his left.

Oh, speaking of which: Come to Fremont, "Center of the Universe", and get your picture with our beloved statue of Lenin. And this is quite close to a statue "Waiting for the Interurban" (which was a private bus line that made a profit on the same route the city can't manage it after they killed it off.) And there's a Troll Statue under the Aurora Bridge that's interesting. Once.

Posted by: Al at October 10, 2012 11:13 PM (MzQOZ)

249 You dated a Japanese guy? How was that?


***

Nope, never, yet Japanese men are the only non-WASPy ethnicity to which I am attracted.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 11:13 PM (piMMO)

250 I don't stick tampons in my ass! Lex the Impaler cast dildo all the way babay!

Posted by: Jon at October 10, 2012 11:14 PM (/YJYi)

251 What makes her think anybody cares about her garb
and headgear? This is America, where people have the freedom to go to
the grocery store in their pj's. She needs to get over herself.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at October 10, 2012 11:12 PM (DoZD+)

Not to mention what they wear to WallMart.

Posted by: tcn at October 10, 2012 11:14 PM (VLG62)

252 235 Biden will compliment Paul Ryan on his mighty fine wife and ask if he can get some sugar.



At which point Ryan puts an arrow through Slow Joe's right eye.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 11:14 PM (GEICT)

253 Japan has computerized toilet/bidets that will wash your ass with warm
soapy water and sheer you on in a cute voice at the same time...

****

totally unrelated but I am reminded of this: http://bit.ly/WTPec3

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 11:11 PM (piMMO)


How to use a Japanese toilet:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJazvumHNyk

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 10, 2012 11:14 PM (sZTYJ)

254 Well I am assuming you are possibly staying at the Marriott so you aren't really going to be able to avoid the Market because it is basically behind it, next to the school district resource center. That's the school district my son is in, as you walk by shake your fists at the building and say "the damn healthy and hunger free kids act of 2010 does not outlaw birthday treats, assholes" Or don't, cause they don't have a sense of humor there I guess.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at October 10, 2012 11:15 PM (RZ8pf)

255 RAUL RAUL RAUL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 10, 2012 11:15 PM (j1gX1)

256 The more I read about Banff the more I wonder why I didn't just simply go there. If the dollar holds up I may consider it my Canada do-over trip.

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs Reporting for Duty at Romney HQ at October 10, 2012 11:16 PM (NHR2W)

257 Ryan to Biden: "Who are you? What are you doing here?"

Posted by: Craig Poe at October 10, 2012 11:16 PM (BVkEs)

258 When I was a kid our neighbor used to work with Jewish Immigrants from the Soviet Union who had moved to MN. She told us stories about the immigrants being bewildered by going into the grocery stores as there was just too much to pick from, and they couldn't believe that it was all for sale. Many used to weep and take pictures. I always found that hard to believe.


I was over seas for two years in a rural area of Turkey. When I got stateside hubby got me a 500 gift certificate to go shopping at Potomac Mills outside DC. I was so over whelmed by the variety I couldn't buy anything.

But then I got over it

Posted by: Thunderb at October 10, 2012 11:16 PM (Dnbau)

259 On the whole bidet thing.... no fucking way.

Grosses me out.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 11:16 PM (piMMO)

260
@223
Posted by: The Political Hat at October 10, 2012 11:08 PM (sZTYJ)

Dude! Check out this cool drinking fountain! Water tastes kinda soapy tho.

Posted by: Some stoner dude at October 10, 2012 11:16 PM (HiKk0)

261 To the Seattle peeps:

What's the name of the bridge with all the suicides?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 10, 2012 11:16 PM (BuSM8)

262 The standard drain line in Mexico was 2". Modern buildings now have 4" drains.

TP is a No No at the 2" lines.

Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at October 10, 2012 11:16 PM (he2LC)

263 Food in Seattle? DIM-SUM!!! Chinatown, baby. It's the schnitz.

Posted by: tcn at October 10, 2012 11:17 PM (VLG62)

264 The Obama campaign referred to several major liberal bloggers as the “tinfoil hat crowd” in a statement to Fox News Wednesday. The campaign was responding to the cable channel’s request for a comment on an Internet conspiracy theory many of them had promoted.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at October 10, 2012 11:17 PM (e8kgV)

265 Nope, never, yet Japanese men are the only non-WASPy ethnicity to which I am attracted.


RACIST!!!11!!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 11:17 PM (GEICT)

266 I thought Japanese shit came out wrapped in Hello Kitty paper and pre-scented to smell like cherry blossoms.

Posted by: eman at October 10, 2012 11:17 PM (+XD7n)

267 Paranoid: How's McKenna doing by the way? I clocked about 800 miles of driving in the state and saw his signs EVERYWHERE.

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs Reporting for Duty at Romney HQ at October 10, 2012 11:17 PM (NHR2W)

268 What's the name of the bridge with all the suicides?
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 10, 2012 11:16 PM (BuSM
-------------------------------------------------------
Seattle is so depressing that even the bridges commit suicides?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 10, 2012 11:18 PM (jucos)

269 Don't eat at Dicks, they are DICKS. You can't customize your burger at all. You get it the way they make it and shut up and be happy about it or the skeevySeattlite with oddbody piercings and underarm hair will spit at you.Plus, since we banned transfats the fries aren't that good anymore.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at October 10, 2012 11:18 PM (RZ8pf)

270 Come to Calgary during Stampede. The whole city is drunk and friendly.

Posted by: nothernlurker at October 10, 2012 11:18 PM (gpvAx)

271 I could be wrong, but would have sworn Palin was the loudest critic.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 11:06 PM (piMMO)


No. Dick Morris was the most important fighter against ObamaScare. Palin did a great job at a few points and had a lot of influence in them but Morris was there from before the beginning to the very end. He was the canary - to totally abuse a metaphor.

Morris' book about the HealthScare insanity came out before the HealthScare criminality even got rolling in Congress. Morris was warning about this long before most people even knew there were plans to do anything.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 10, 2012 11:18 PM (X3lox)

272 I thought Japanese shit came out wrapped in Hello Kitty paper and pre-scented to smell like cherry blossoms.

No, that's Boulder shit... just ask around here

Posted by: boulder hobo at October 10, 2012 11:18 PM (QTHTd)

273 How to use a Japanese toilet:

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


****

I had to stop when he unbuckled his belt!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 11:19 PM (piMMO)

274 Wait I'm confused, the Fremont statue is actually a statue of Lenin? O_O

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs Reporting for Duty at Romney HQ at October 10, 2012 11:19 PM (NHR2W)

275 @90. Toilet technology in general. German toilets were friggin weird (I'd explain, but it's not family fare). And in Crete seeing a floor sink with footpads was not uncommon.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 10, 2012 10:37 PM (cujSl)


In Turkey we called those porcelian foot dealies northern bomb site. You need good aim, and alot of people didn't

Posted by: Thunderb at October 10, 2012 11:20 PM (Dnbau)

276 Judging by the increasing desperation of Inslee's ads, I think McKenna might be doing fairly well. But this is WA, I'm sure the Democrats already have the "lost" mail bags stuffed and waiting.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at October 10, 2012 11:20 PM (RZ8pf)

277 Believe me, you don't want widespread Taco Time at my place either.

Posted by: helen thomas's droopy boobs at October 10, 2012 11:21 PM (vDl/w)

278 Depending on how mobile you are Salty's on Alki could be fun - it's in West Seattle and gives a wonderful view of the Seattle waterfront/sky line. Another seafood restaurant.

Posted by: someone at October 10, 2012 11:21 PM (bqjJT)

279 I think the best preparation for visiting a liberal city like Seattle is to arrive from another city even further to the left than Seattle is, like say, Vancouver.

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs Reporting for Duty at Romney HQ at October 10, 2012 11:21 PM (NHR2W)

280 Back in the late 80's, the wife and I visited Estonia, then still under Soviet rule. We stayed in Tallinn's Viru Hotel, then the fanciest in the country.

Don't know why, but we were put on the VIP floor, in a five-room suite that was elegantly appointed in "Fancy Scandinavian" style. We didn't have to pay extra for the upgrade, which perplexes us to this day.

Turning on the TV, we got a Finnish station showing Larry Bird dribbling down the court --- in a country where local TV's had to be secretly altered to get anything but state-owned Estonian stations.

Downstairs, I got got pushed around for no apparent reason by a security goon. I pushed back, cursing him loudly in English. He backed off.

Wife and I talked very quietly in our room about how the Russky presence was palpable. How the stores contained nothing but basics. How you had to apply for permission to use a Xerox machine.

Recently, I read where Estonians described the Viru Hotel as being made of micro-concrete: concrete mixed with microphones.

Maybe it was a good thing we kept our voices down.


Posted by: Jim Sonweed at October 10, 2012 11:21 PM (2c1Cq)

281 A friend of mine is traveling to Japan this month and she said to think about what I wanted form Japan.

I can't tell her what I really want from Japan, but I will mention a Hello Kitty eyepatch.

Posted by: eman at October 10, 2012 11:21 PM (+XD7n)

282 There's a bridge in Seattle, I think it is, that is either the #2 or #3 suicide destination in the country.

The Golden Gate Bridge is #1

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 10, 2012 11:21 PM (BuSM8)

283 25 North Carolina is a beautiful state with wonderful people that unfortunately attracts hippies, artists, and other unsavory types.

That's it in a nutshell. My mom's family were tobacco farmers in the mountains of western North Carolina. Now it's all a bunch of condescending retired New Yorkers and old burned out hippies who think they're "in tune with nature" in an "unspoiled paradise." (It was until they came along anyway.)

Posted by: rfichoke at October 10, 2012 11:21 PM (SPxVS)

284 I went thru a predominantly black neighborhood and only saw a few Obama/Biden signs. I hardly ever see a bumper sticker for the JEF. Lots of for RR, both signs and bumper stickers. Totally different grom 2008.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at October 10, 2012 11:22 PM (JKNDp)

285 274
Wait I'm confused, the Fremont statue is actually a statue of Lenin? O_O

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs Reporting for Duty at Romney HQ at October 10, 2012 11:19 PM (NHR2W)

LOL - yes. You think we're kidding when we talk about the lefties here?

Posted by: someone at October 10, 2012 11:22 PM (bqjJT)

286 #254: "the damn healthy and hunger free kids act of 2010 does not outlaw birthday treats, assholes" Or don't, cause they don't have a sense of humor there I guess.
"

LOL

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs Reporting for Duty at Romney HQ at October 10, 2012 11:22 PM (NHR2W)

287 so, bidets and children not a good combo.

We have a good friend of the family whose French Canadian wife insisted on putting in a bidet in their new big bathroom.

So, we're over their visiting with our kids and Mr. elizabethe leaves our 3 year old in that bathroom briefly to go potty, and the next thing you know you hear him yelling "ahhhhhh!"

We went in to find the little guy had turned on the bidet faucet and a huge fountain was spraying up towards the ceiling and splashing the walls and everything else in the room with water. he was standing frozen against the wall with shock that this "potty" had water going the wrong way. hysterical.

Posted by: elizabethe loves a brownie at October 10, 2012 11:23 PM (q7Aum)

288 By the way Girardi and the Yanks benched A-Rod in the bottom of the ninth tonight

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 10, 2012 11:23 PM (j1gX1)

289 "LOL - yes. You think we're kidding when we talk about the lefties here?"

Holy shit I gotta see this now...

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs Reporting for Duty at Romney HQ at October 10, 2012 11:23 PM (NHR2W)

290 168


Any relation to Johnny Cochran?





*sigh*





15+ years later and still people don't realize our names are spelled different. And, you know, HE'S BLACK.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 10:54 PM (GEICT)


Wait a second -- I went back and checked. You're black scribbles in a little grey box upthread. Don't you see yourself that way?

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 11:23 PM (kaalw)

291 I don't know, were people jumping off the Fremont Bridge? I think that's the one.

There are a few statues in Fremont, besides Lenin other famous ones are the Troll and "Waiting for the Interurban"

Had awesome Japanese food at a place called Maneki in the International District.

Over on our side, if you want good seafood head to Bellevue and SeaStar. Good steak you can get at Daniel's Broiler, or we have an El Gaucho over here too.

You'll pay a toll to drive across the 520 bridge, no toll on I-90.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at October 10, 2012 11:24 PM (RZ8pf)

292 There's an REI there too.

I thought they were out of business. Makes *total* sense they would still be in Seattle.

The comic book store is OK, but they are grumpy I always feel like they are judging me or something.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at October 10, 2012 11:08 PM (RZ8pf)


Not to stereotype, but generally speaking, in a general sort of way, one does not go into business selling comics because one is an extrovert, is great with people, and wants to meet lots of new people and get to know them.

My impression is that one goes into business selling comics because one's inheritance/trust fund insists that one has a job before collecting the monthly stipend.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 10, 2012 11:24 PM (bxiXv)

293 What's the name of the bridge with all the suicides?

That was the Aurora Bridge. It's a high state highway bridge. They've added a pretty high fence across the bridge to stop people from landing on Adobe.

But there's still no center barrier with opposing traffic going 60mph in abnormally narrow lanes with no shoulder. (The real speed limit is something saner, but no one but the bikes are going that fast.)

Posted by: Al at October 10, 2012 11:25 PM (MzQOZ)

294 Oh yeah, Salty's is awesome! Great view of Seattle too.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at October 10, 2012 11:25 PM (RZ8pf)

295 Romney - 8 years
Ryan - 8 years
Rubio - 8 years

That's what it's gonna take America.

Posted by: Craig Poe at October 10, 2012 11:25 PM (BVkEs)

296 Oh, the Aurora Bridge, that's right!

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at October 10, 2012 11:26 PM (RZ8pf)

297 I have to say this has been "Visit Liberal Cities and Lose my Mind" Road Trip. I'm doing a bucket list where I visit all 50 states, and with this trip added three more states to my tally, including a visit to Portland, Oregon, Vancouver, and now Seattle.

What can I say, I'm a glutton for punishment. I thought NY steeled me from teh crazies, but the NW seems to have an especially unique blend of teh crazies.

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs Reporting for Duty at Romney HQ at October 10, 2012 11:26 PM (NHR2W)

298 So.

Lance Armstrong is a fucking cheat after all.

What has he taken something like 500 tests?

Whoda thunk the doctors would be in on it too?

I hate a damn cheat.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 11:26 PM (piMMO)

299 Romney - 8 years
Ryan - 8 years
Rubio - 8 years

That's what it's gonna take America.
Posted by: Craig Poe at October 10, 2012 11:25 PM (BVkEs)

That's 38 years. I'll be, let's see, 47!

Posted by: Joe Biden at October 10, 2012 11:28 PM (+XD7n)

300 Not to stereotype, but generally speaking, in a general sort of way, one
does not go into business selling comics because one is an extrovert,
is great with people, and wants to meet lots of new people and get to
know them.


There is also the crossover with tabletop roleplaying games, though. People who sell that stuff do want to meet lots of new people who are also interested in playing RPGs.

RPGs are a social activity, even if they're for social nerds.

Posted by: boulder hobo at October 10, 2012 11:28 PM (QTHTd)

301 Is there an Aurora Bridge in Seattle? I think that may be the one. Lots of headers into oblivion there...

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 10, 2012 11:28 PM (BuSM8)

302 OK, guess I'd better get off the computer and get myself something to eat and collapse in bed. Long day at the contract job and have to get up early to get stuff done for it tomorrow. Thank goodness, though, with the overtime I will be able to pay the property tax bill at the end of the month!

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at October 10, 2012 11:28 PM (RZ8pf)

303 Romney - 8 years
Ryan - 8 years
Rubio - 8 years

That's what it's gonna take America.


*****

Where does President Gowdy fit into the mix?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 11:28 PM (piMMO)

304 *going back through the thread and jotting more notes about Banff and Seattle* Thanks for the great suggestions.

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs Reporting for Duty at Romney HQ at October 10, 2012 11:29 PM (NHR2W)

305 Oh, the George Washington Memorial Bridge according to Wikipedia:

In Seattle, Washington, more than 230 people have died by suicide from the George Washington Memorial Bridge, making it the second deadliest suicide bridge in the United States.[3][4] In a span of a decade ending in January 2007, nearly 50 people jumped to their deaths, nine in 2006.[5] [1]. At a cost of $5,000,000, a suicide barrier was completed on February 16, 2011.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 10, 2012 11:29 PM (BuSM8)

306 Update: I got locked in my apartment because of a broken deadbolt lock this morning. Third floor unit. Had a BIG meeting to attend. I lurked in the morning thread as I waited to be freed. I want to thank all those that offered helpful tips for my extraction so I offer this:

"May your truth be perceived as sarcasm.

May your sarcasm be perceived as truth.

And may you always encounter those opposite your view. "

Seriously? Aluminum foil and a paper clip?

Ha! Anyway that meeting? Went very well. Very well indeed.

Posted by: Hobo Rancheros at October 10, 2012 11:29 PM (MG6Y6)

307 223
Of course, the French do have bidets, although I have never seen one
or used one on many visits to France. I think they are a myth.


************

Well, they have them in Venice. Took the family there a few years back, stayed in Mestre, the city next door.

Found the kids on the bathroom floor playing with their tiny skateboard toys in the bidet, which makes for a decent half-pipe.

Posted by: Jim Sonweed at October 10, 2012 11:29 PM (2c1Cq)

308 I hate a damn cheat.

Here is what gets me. Drudge says that (to date) 26 people are ratting him out.

Okay. So, this was an open secret for a long time. So: why the HELL are they just coming out with this, NOW?!

Posted by: boulder hobo at October 10, 2012 11:29 PM (QTHTd)

309 Paranoid: Sleep well, thanks for the great tips!

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs Reporting for Duty at Romney HQ at October 10, 2012 11:29 PM (NHR2W)

310 I always knew that fuckin' Armstrong was a shitweasel.

Posted by: Peaches hates California at October 10, 2012 11:29 PM (kpCLl)

311 I toured Europe in 1980 and some of the guys on the trip washed their pants in the bidets. They said they had no clue what they were for and figured laundry was a good guess.

Posted by: eman at October 10, 2012 11:30 PM (+XD7n)

312 Billy Jo MacAlister just said The Tallahatchee Bridge.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 10, 2012 11:30 PM (jucos)

313 I was thinking about that job interview I had the other day and why I never got a call back.......I was just to dam polite! Now I understand his awesomeness.

Posted by: gmannyc at October 10, 2012 11:30 PM (BmRlw)

314 Sorry I haven't read all 300+ posts, but...notice how warmly dressed the NORKs are? They not have heat, even for Dear Leader?

Posted by: SARDiver at October 10, 2012 11:31 PM (W7uqn)

315 193
Where would you like to start?


Right where you did is great. I could listen to stories like that for the length of a typical ONT, and hang on every word. I grew up with the idea around me that the USSR was just an alternate way of organizing society, separate but equal. I knew it wasn't true but had no resources to show otherwise, until one day I read Ayn Rand, and, a later day, Reagan said the words "Evil Empire," and I knew I was not alone.

Stories that confirm my childhood vision about that are like food to me.

Posted by: Splunge at October 10, 2012 11:31 PM (2IW5Q)

316 259 On the whole bidet thing.... no fucking way.

Grosses me out.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 11:16 PM (piMMO)


I was going to tell some elaborate joke about Euro-taxes, anal sex, and hygiene regulations, and then I realized we now pay more corporate taxes than many of them do, and my joke lost its joi de vive.

Feel free to assemble your own joke from the supplied components.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 10, 2012 11:31 PM (bxiXv)

317 290 Wait a second -- I went back and checked. You're black scribbles in a little grey box upthread. Don't you see yourself that way?

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 11:23 PM (kaalw)



Of course not. What are you, insane?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 11:31 PM (GEICT)

318 Yeah, I don't mind introverts, it's the judgy judgy attitude when I ask them if they have a certain Iron Man comic or Dr. Who thing. Look grumpy dude, you can read your "sex bimbo slut space girl" graphic novels all you want and I won't judge you, don't judge me for wanting to buy my son an Iron Man comic he's been looking for.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at October 10, 2012 11:31 PM (RZ8pf)

319 Of course, to be fair, bathrooms are still sort of a modern luxury for Europe. The French are still perfectly happy pissing on the walls and shitting in the corners. They've got enough perfume to mask it ...


sunday morning looking for coffee in PAris. A very well dressed man in a very expensive car pulls over holding his young daughter. She is about 3. She is also dressed to the nines, little velvet coat the whole thing. He pulls off her panties and holds her over the sidewalk while she pees in public. They get back in the very expensive car and drive away.

Posted by: Thunderb at October 10, 2012 11:32 PM (Dnbau)

320 I was thinking about that job interview I had the other day and why I never got a call back.......I was just to dam polite! Now I understand his awesomeness.


Posted by: gmannyc at October 10, 2012 11:30 PM (BmRlw)


You should have called the interviewer a liar!

Posted by: Hrothgar at October 10, 2012 11:32 PM (Cnqmv)

321 Okay. So, this was an open secret for a long time. So: why the HELL are they just coming out with this, NOW?!


****

Well, look at how his teammate was treated when he called him out.

I'm gonna guess that others were offered the same type of drugs along the way. Armstrong might not have been the one spilling the beans.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 11:32 PM (piMMO)

322 Romney / Ryan 8 years
Ryan / Rubio 8 years
Rubio / Love 8 years

or somethin' like that

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 10, 2012 11:33 PM (JMmQ9)

323 I thought the aluminum foil and drano suggestion this morning from "McGyver" was clever.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at October 10, 2012 11:33 PM (RZ8pf)

324 The Lenin statue is quite close to the center of Fremont - which is a good window shopping area unless it's Get Granny To Ride a Bike Naked Day. Yes, there is such a day. No, I don't think that's the official name. But that's what it -is-.

But there are lots of the little shops and pubs with names like "Logan's Hammer" and "People's this-or-that". Just smile, the local's can't recognize a conservative because they're too stoned.

All the little shops, (yes -all- of them) with a little green plus, cross, crescent, cadeucus, leaf, shield or whatever are "Medical Mary Jane" places. No, I have no idea how we can sustain more MMJ places than Starbucks - and we have a lot of StarBucks.

And there are plenty of places that provide "Massage". Al Gore likes to get his chakra loosened up there.

Posted by: Al at October 10, 2012 11:33 PM (MzQOZ)

325 sunday morning looking for coffee in PAris. A very well dressed man in a
very expensive car pulls over holding his young daughter. She is about
3. She is also dressed to the nines, little velvet coat the whole
thing. He pulls off her panties and holds her over the sidewalk while
she pees in public. They get back in the very expensive car and drive
away.


****

God Bless the U.S.A.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 11:33 PM (piMMO)

326 One more thing about Banff: There are people who are proponents of staying in Canmore, which is 11 miles away. The main reason is that the hotels are cheaper. I recommend paying extra and staying in Banff, because it's a very walkable town and it's nice to be able to go out to a nice restaurant in the evening and not have to get back in the car and drive 11 miles while watching for wildlife on the road. And yes, there is wildlife on the road. We had to wait for bighorn sheep.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at October 10, 2012 11:33 PM (4ramR)

327 307
223

Of course, the French do have bidets, although I have never seen one

or used one on many visits to France. I think they are a myth.




I've seen them in Egypt, but Nile water has more dangerous microorganisms than your ass.

Posted by: schizoid at October 10, 2012 11:34 PM (54QU8)

328
Fuck Glee. This is a smart military blog.

I have a military question. I have this "ammo" box I got. Need some knowledge put to me. Looks like a baby trunk, wood on the inside. Printing on the outside says:

G210 00 332 375 /
LT OP AR ACFT
? SE CC/G SET 500-1
PKG 5 OF 13

The innards are gone but some what looks like some sort of block storage is on the inside.

Posted by: Infidel at October 10, 2012 11:34 PM (9tjlm)

329 ""so, bidets and children not a good combo.



We have a good friend of the family whose French Canadian wife insisted on putting in a bidet in their new big bathroom.



So, we're over their visiting with our kids and Mr. elizabethe
leaves our 3 year old in that bathroom briefly to go potty, and the next
thing you know you hear him yelling "ahhhhhh!"


yeah, back in the mid 70's a friend of mine had a father who owned a decent size masonry company. They spent a shitload of money adding a level to their house, and added a big addition on the back, and when they did that one of the downstairs bedrooms became a huge ass bathroom with a sauna ,and a bidet. Well we were pretty young and never saw a bidet, and one of our friends peed in it. He poked his head out of the door and says "hey , are you supposed flush this thing?"

We laughed for years about that.

Posted by: Berserker at October 10, 2012 11:34 PM (FMbng)

330 I've seen them in Egypt, but Nile water has more dangerous microorganisms than your ass.
Posted by: schizoid at October 10, 2012 11:34 PM (54QU

There must be shit other planets in that river.

Posted by: eman at October 10, 2012 11:35 PM (+XD7n)

331 I was going to tell some elaborate joke about Euro-taxes, anal sex, and hygiene regulations, and then I realized we now pay more corporate taxes than many of them do, and my joke lost its joi de vive.


More than many?? I saw earlier today that we're about to have the highest corporate tax rate in the world.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 11:35 PM (GEICT)

332 Well if you're a low-on-the-media-foodchain podcast you make use of Tom's love of collecting old typewriters

I don't know if Nerdist is really that low on the media foodchain now actually. Right around that July date of this year it was announced that they were purchased by Warner Bros.

Posted by: buzzion - Free Kratos at October 10, 2012 11:35 PM (GULKT)

333 I was going to tell some elaborate joke about Euro-taxes, anal sex, and
hygiene regulations, and then I realized we now pay more corporate taxes
than many of them do, and my joke lost its joi de vive.


Human nature is the same, and even the conservatives amongst us are just transplanted Europeans.

Americans want our free shit like Europeans do. But Americans have this fixation on the "rugged individualist". So what to do - cognitive dissonance - oh! I know! don't tax the people, tax the EVIL CORPORATIONS!

Because corporations are run by devils, or Star Control's Druuge. They're not people, man.

Posted by: boulder hobo at October 10, 2012 11:35 PM (QTHTd)

334 oh my gosh, thunderb just reminded me, this summer I was walking out of a mall here (Crossroads for those who know the area) and I did a double take as I saw a little girl squatting over an outdoor drain peeing. Little blonde haired tyke I'd guess about 7 or 8 with oblivious parents sitting nearby drinking their Starbucks and looking at their iPhones.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at October 10, 2012 11:36 PM (RZ8pf)

335 Stories that confirm my childhood vision about that are like food to me.

Posted by: Splunge at October 10, 2012 11:31 PM (2IW5Q)


I got escorted out of the Soviet consulate in Frisco on a school trip when I was a kid.

Between being a voracious reader and just not being really gullible, I could pretty much tell it was all bullshit. I asked a couple embarrassingly specific questions at the Q&A. The PR drone didn't handle it badly, as I recall, but for *some* reason one of the teachers had to talk to me outside, about nothing. For 20 minutes.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 10, 2012 11:38 PM (bxiXv)

336 I've seen them in Egypt, but Nile water has more dangerous microorganisms than your ass.

Posted by: schizoid at October 10, 2012 11:34 PM (54QU


I don't know about that...

Posted by: Barney Frank at October 10, 2012 11:38 PM (sZTYJ)

337 I thought the aluminum foil and drano suggestion this morning from "McGyver" was clever.>>

Well I assumed he didn't have a Magnesuim framed bike, a bastard file and a blow torch since then he wouldn't have been talking about being late for work.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 10, 2012 11:39 PM (GeJs5)

338 Where does President Gowdy fit into the mix?
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 11:28 PM


OK, Love / Gowdy 2036

do the maths from there

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 10, 2012 11:39 PM (JMmQ9)

339 I actually think that "rugged individualism" is a fine philosophy, btw. It'd be nice if more Americans actually believed in it, rather than just dressed it up in cant for campaign speeches.

Posted by: boulder hobo at October 10, 2012 11:39 PM (QTHTd)

340 Johnny Walker Red and Marlboro Reds were how we tipped our household servants, so they could get many of the things we take for granted on a daily basis.


always traveled with a carton o Marlboro reds. I didn't smoke but I figured they would help in a pinch

Posted by: Thunderb at October 10, 2012 11:39 PM (Dnbau)

341 Of all of the things that a person could say about a girl in a burka, the last thing I ever thought that I would say is fap, fap, fap!

Posted by: and irresolute at October 10, 2012 11:39 PM (JvklE)

342 If it was socially acceptable, I'd wear nothing but velvet.

Posted by: george costanza at October 10, 2012 11:40 PM (vDl/w)

343 Posted by: Thunderb at October 10, 2012 11:32 PM (Dnbau)



My BIL spent some time in Italy. Said it was the most disgusting foul place he'd ever been. People pissing in the streets, throwing their trash in the streets, horrific hygiene, etc.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 11:40 PM (GEICT)

344 Bedtime. Good night, all!

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at October 10, 2012 11:40 PM (4ramR)

345 And don't get me started on the public urination!

Posted by: jerry seinfeld, maybe at October 10, 2012 11:40 PM (vDl/w)

346 "And there are plenty of places that provide "Massage". Al Gore likes to get his chakra loosened up there."

******

You had me until you said Al Gore. I feel as if these massage places are tainted now.

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs Reporting for Duty at Romney HQ at October 10, 2012 11:41 PM (NHR2W)

347 I sure hope that I don't get a fat-wah for wondering about what's under that burka.

Posted by: and irresolute at October 10, 2012 11:41 PM (JvklE)

348 Ugh. What started as a sore throat late yesterday evening became a full blown cold by that night.

At midday today it progressed into something between the Spanish Flu and the Ebola virus.

If this continues, I'll be officially classified as a WMD by tomorrow. Hopefully my internal disinfection regime (Makers Mark) will stave off my impending death.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 10, 2012 11:41 PM (9Taqp)

349 338
Where does President Gowdy fit into the mix?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 11:28 PM



OK, Love / Gowdy 2036



do the maths from there

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 10, 2012 11:39 PM (JMmQ9)

---
Zee math, it hurts....

Posted by: Joe "Joe" Biden at October 10, 2012 11:41 PM (BVkEs)

350 Why cant we have a Stacey Dash and Paul Ryan co-VP thing?

Seems fair to me.

Posted by: eman at October 10, 2012 11:42 PM (+XD7n)

351 RPGs are a social activity, even if they're for social nerds.
Posted by: boulder hobo at October 10, 2012 11:28 PM (QTHTd)


Well, those people don't need to speak really to identify one another. You just flash your little dice box or your magic deck or whatever out in front of you and the magic happens.

I always thought people opened comic book stores because they needed a bigger place to keep their collection.

Posted by: elizabethe loves a brownie at October 10, 2012 11:42 PM (q7Aum)

352 don't judge me for wanting to buy my son an Iron Man comic he's been looking for.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at October 10, 2012 11:31 PM (RZ8pf)


Are they *judging*, though, or just resentful that you're asking them to work?

It's not their "dream" to work.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 10, 2012 11:43 PM (bxiXv)

353 The PR drone didn't handle it badly, as I recall, but for *some* reason
one of the teachers had to talk to me outside, about nothing. For 20
minutes.


The grade above my elder daughter's grade made a month-long class trip to China. They manage to see the Dalli Lama and get the -school- declared persona non grata. Torqued the school off it did - they loved China and visited all the time. The cognitive dissonance is amusing.

Posted by: Al at October 10, 2012 11:43 PM (MzQOZ)

354 I thought the aluminum foil and drano suggestion this morning from "McGyver" was clever.
Is this still the tampon thread?

Posted by: joey biden at October 10, 2012 11:44 PM (vDl/w)

355 BCochran, could be wrong but I think we already have the highest corporate tax rate in the world at 35%.

Posted by: Adam at October 10, 2012 11:44 PM (/YJYi)

356 At what point did "do the math" get urbanized into "do the maths"? Do the maths? The maths? What is that!

Posted by: and irresolute at October 10, 2012 11:44 PM (JvklE)

357 I sure hope that I don't get a fat-wah for wondering about what's under that burka.>>

Just hope it's not a sneaky terrorist cause then it will be the same as a Kilt

A Wang.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 10, 2012 11:44 PM (GeJs5)

358 "Mongo only pawn in game of Life."

Sorry, but Alex Karras died today, and who cares at this point about freaking N.K. If they were Muslim, Obama would be all over them making excuses, just like with the freaking attacks that killed the ambassador to Libya. I can't imagine what the families of the four killed are going through-- and then to have one's own GOVERNMENT covering it up, sweeping it under the rug, blaming everyone but themselves....

I'm guessing Mongo wasn't the ONLY pawn in game of Life...

Posted by: Cynthia at October 10, 2012 11:44 PM (lhhNH)

359 HD tv really brings out Ed Schultz's 20 layers of pancake.

Sorry Robert Reich, you didn't get the treatment. You look like shit.

Posted by: RWC at October 10, 2012 11:45 PM (t+Sdx)

360 My critibrag might not have gone over so well either. Interviewer ask about my greatess flaw and I said humility....well just look at me.

Posted by: gmannyc at October 10, 2012 11:45 PM (BmRlw)

361 Precious bodily fluids!

Posted by: and irresolute at October 10, 2012 11:46 PM (JvklE)

362 The maths? What is that!
Posted by: and irresolute at October 10, 2012 11:44 PM (JvklE)

all the Europeans/non-native English speakers I know say "maths," plural.

Because mathematics is plural, so why shouldn't the abbreviation be as well, right?

Posted by: elizabethe loves a brownie at October 10, 2012 11:46 PM (q7Aum)

363 I will never regard pantyhose the same way again.

Posted by: navybrat at October 10, 2012 11:46 PM (KgvEy)

364 OK, Love / Gowdy 2036

do the maths from there

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 10, 2012 11:39 PM (JMmQ9)


Burn the Math Witch!

Posted by: MSNBC in toto at October 10, 2012 11:46 PM (sZTYJ)

365 Regarding Potemkin nations:

I once slipped into Czechoslovakia from Austria, while the Iron Curtain was still up. Prior to entering, I managed to exchange some money on the black market. I asked how much I should exchange for a single day's excursion; I was told "not very much." So I exchanged a 100 Schilling note, which if I remember was worth about $12.

Well, me and my traveling companion set out to spend that $12. Oh, how we tried! We had all day, and we already knew ahead of time that Czech Korunas would be worthless back in Austria -- you couldn't even exchange them back. So it was necessary to spend it all.

We took a train ride -- cost 3 cents per person!! We bought an armload of "souvenirs" - postcards and dumb little wooden roosters or something. That ate up about 50¢. We ate at a roadside cart -- 25¢ gone.

As the day wore on, we were becoming desperate. I couldn't stand the thought of wasting that much money.

Finally, to my great relief, we spotted a "supermart" late in the afternoon, and with great joy entered, determined to spend what was our remaining $8 or so.

And for the first time I really realized what life under communism was like.

Although the store was about the same size as a mid-size American supermarket, there was basically NOTHING to buy in it! Most obviously, shelves upon shelves were empty. But the stuff that was on offer was bizarre, inedible, three years past the expiration date, or in generic cans that said something like "Mrkczuschitky". We searched the store repeatedly for something, ANYTHING to buy. Futile. The few things on offer were mostly not even food, but stuff like mothballs, rat poison, children's rubber flip-flops. Eventually we settled on the store's bakery, where they seemed to have some loaves of bread for sale, We bought as many as we could carry, but in the end we only spent about 90¢. The rest went unspent (I saved the bills as souvenirs of my Great Iron Curtain Adventure). As for the bread -- back in Austria, we later tried to eat it, and it was seemed to be a mixture of Portland Cement and sawdust. Like a brick. We fed it to the ducks. I hope they didn't die.

Posted by: zombie at October 10, 2012 11:46 PM (+cx5n)

366 @356 irresolute- It's a British thing. Blame BBC America and the douchers who automatically assume that foreign = better.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 10, 2012 11:47 PM (9Taqp)

367 BCochran, could be wrong but I think we already have the highest corporate tax rate in the world at 35%.
Posted by: Adam at October 10, 2012 11:44 PM (/YJYi)


That's because in Europe most big corporations are just arms of the government and high taxes would be redundant.

Posted by: Oldcat at October 10, 2012 11:47 PM (rzSn3)

368 285
274

Wait I'm confused, the Fremont statue is actually a statue of Lenin? O_O



Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs Reporting for Duty at Romney HQ at October 10, 2012 11:19 PM (NHR2W)

LOL - yes. You think we're kidding when we talk about the lefties here?


Posted by: someone at October 10, 2012 11:22 PM (bqjJT)


I should point out that St. Petersburg, Russia, doesn't have very much Lenin stuff around these days.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 11:47 PM (kaalw)

369 Get a fat wah. Go ahead and laugh that is funny.

Posted by: gmannyc at October 10, 2012 11:48 PM (BmRlw)

370 356 At what point did "do the math" get urbanized into "do the maths"? Do the maths? The maths? What is that!

Posted by: and irresolute at October 10, 2012 11:44 PM (JvklE)


I think it's commonwealthish, like adding an extra "i" to aluminum, or playing dress-up with cars (bonnet / boot, etc).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 10, 2012 11:48 PM (bxiXv)

371 Precious bodily fluids!

Posted by: and irresolute at October 10, 2012 11:46 PM (JvklE)


...and if you dare sully their purity and essence

Posted by: Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper at October 10, 2012 11:48 PM (sZTYJ)

372 323 I thought the aluminum foil and drano suggestion this morning from "McGyver" was clever.
Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at October 10, 2012 11:33 PM (RZ8pf)

Darn it! You are right. Aluminum foil and Drano. Paper clip was another comment.

Had a great day after all so it's all good.

Posted by: Hobo Rancheros at October 10, 2012 11:48 PM (MG6Y6)

373 Has the media decided Obama is going to lose?

Are they beginning to turn on Obama?

Are the rats abandoning the sinking ship?

Is Andrew sullivan getting banged in the ass by some random guy in an alley again tonight?

These and more questions will be answered after the fallout from tomorrows debate.

Best case scenario for the Republicans Biden gets destroyed.
Worst Case scenario for the Democrats, Biden doesnt get destroyed but does much better than Obama did.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at October 10, 2012 11:49 PM (ovpNn)

374 Bluer-than-blue Washington State among the 10 best business tax climates?

Joltin' Joe Biden can explain it in only two words... "Boeing"

Posted by: sherlock at October 10, 2012 11:49 PM (f29LO)

375 Romney the right man at the right time. Night all.

Posted by: gmannyc at October 10, 2012 11:50 PM (BmRlw)

376 Posted by: zombie at October 10, 2012 11:46 PM (+cx5n)

I wonder if the Occupy assholes will ever comprehend the reality of what they naively envision as some kind of paradise. For their sake, I hope they stay stupid. It would be mortifying to have to look back and see what a fool you were, for so long.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 10, 2012 11:50 PM (pwyhn)

377 Went to Moscow in 1990 right after I graduated from college. Was really eye-opening. The apartment buildings reminded me of the high rises in the Bronx you see from 95-no private ownership will do that. Multiple generations in small apartments, dingy depressing exteriors. We stayed in a half-assed built hotel (and this was a business trip, we were getting the red carpet treatment) with shower curtains hung on string, no fresh vegetables but cucumbers (it was late June) and horrible food, freaking sturgeon at every meal and a bottle of vodka between every 2 people-at lunch. Couldn't drink the tap water and regular coke was very hard to find, no other variety of drinks, no other variety of anything really. No AC, any building that was not really old looked like it was built in the Soviet era 60's and not touched or repaired since. Six different color and make phones -rotary dials-on a business desk of one of the businessmen we travelled with. No technology or commercial signs anywhere, Nothing to buy but nesting doll souveniers in the foreigners store (Russians were kept out of the foreigner hotels too) and the Russians in our entourage kept talking about american things-food, toys, videos-they could not get. Our minders constantly tapping their watches and ushering us from one place to the next, no freedom to roam, old lady guides at the Kremlin museum yelling at you to go here, don't go there, stay in line, etc. I saw those lines at the first McDonald's in Russia-this was right after the wall fell, but Russia hadn't changed that much yet. Crappy cars and crappy air and I didn't see one gas station. I was also told to bring toilet paper and peanut butter and was I glad I did. The Russians I met were lovely, but planned economies and communism do.not.work.EVER. Some of these people came over in the years that followed and yes, did bawl like children when they came to an american supermarket. Communism is a vicious, tragic lie. The lefties have no idea how good they have it here, makes me crazy.

Posted by: goldilocks at October 10, 2012 11:51 PM (OETVg)

378 all the Europeans/non-native English speakers I know say "maths," plural. Because mathematics is plural, so why shouldn't the abbreviation be as well, right?
Posted by: elizabethe loves a brownie at October 10, 2012 11:46 PM (q7Aum)
No, no. Voting no on stuff that Europeans/non-native English speakers do to the language of the dominate power on planet Earth! Do the math! :-)

Posted by: and irresolute at October 10, 2012 11:51 PM (JvklE)

379
362 all the Europeans/non-native English speakers I know say "maths," plural. Because mathematics is plural, so why shouldn't the abbreviation be as well, right?

Posted by: elizabethe loves a brownie at October 10, 2012 11:46 PM


Not just non-native speakers. It's used in english speaking countries, as well.

Posted by: otho at October 10, 2012 11:51 PM (yBF/9)

380 307
223

Of course, the French do have bidets, although I have never seen one

or used one on many visits to France. I think they are a myth.



************

Well, they have them in Venice. Took the family there a few years back, stayed in Mestre, the city next door.

Found the kids on the bathroom floor playing with their tiny skateboard toys in the bidet, which makes for a decent half-pipe.




Posted by: Jim Sonweed at October 10, 2012 11:29 PM (2c1Cq)


35 years ago, I was on a 30-day low-budget tour of Europe....and the place we stayed in Paris was a girls' school (except in Summer, when we were there). The individual rooms did not have a toilet -- that was down the hall -- but each had bidets.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 11:52 PM (kaalw)

381 I was once arrested in Leningrad for changing money on the black market. I am pretty sure the guy with whom I changed money also turned me in. It is the only explanation...

Posted by: navybrat at October 10, 2012 11:53 PM (KgvEy)

382 Do the math, because it has electrolites!

Posted by: and irresolute at October 10, 2012 11:53 PM (JvklE)

383 At what point did "do the math" get urbanized into "do the maths"? Do the maths? The maths? What is that!
Posted by: and irresolute at October 10, 2012 11:44 PM


you caught me, and irresolute

I push the "maths" thingie as a tweak at the urbanized lingo

to paraphrase Ron White: "I may have the RIGHT to remain silent, but I do not have the ability"

Posted by: AltonJackson, pawn in the game of checkers...wait, what? at October 10, 2012 11:53 PM (JMmQ9)

384 Of course, the Communism model as practiced by the Soviets was imperfect. Also, China, imperfect.

This time, the commies will get it right. They promise!

Posted by: navybrat at October 10, 2012 11:55 PM (KgvEy)

385 Nite Horde!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 10, 2012 11:57 PM (GEICT)

386 Forget pantyhose, bring back corsets.

Posted by: SFGoth at October 10, 2012 11:57 PM (Th84q)

387 Of course, the Communism model as practiced by the Soviets was imperfect. Also, China, imperfect.

This time, the commies will get it right. They promise!


*****

I'm doing my best!

Posted by: That Fucking Guy at October 10, 2012 11:57 PM (piMMO)

388 Just went over to drudge and scrolled down the right-hand side.

Hillary Clinton is 65. Ann Romney is ...63?! It doesn't seem possible.

Posted by: t-bird at October 10, 2012 11:58 PM (FcR7P)

389 I went to a Michelle O event today in our small town. 1st Lady gives a good stump speech.

Posted by: Jordan at October 10, 2012 11:59 PM (MBFJC)

390 Hillary Clinton is 65. Ann Romney is ...63?! It doesn't seem possible.

That must be a misprint. Hillary is actually 165.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 10, 2012 11:59 PM (pwyhn)

391 Hillary Clinton is 65. Ann Romney is ...63?! It doesn't seem possible.>>

Angry bitter people age faster.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 12:00 AM (GeJs5)

392 If you haven't before today, I insist you go check out www. textfromdog. tumblr. com

Now.

Sample:

Tell me a joke
No. You don't understand human jokes
OH SURE. BECAUSE HUMANS ARE SO SMART AND DOGS ARE DUMB
Knock Knock
OMG THERE'S SOMEONE AT THE DOOR. BRB.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 11, 2012 12:00 AM (9Taqp)

393 I went to a Michelle O event today in our small town. 1st Lady gives a good stump speech.

Still ashamed of her country?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 11, 2012 12:00 AM (pwyhn)

394 Okay, okay!

I hear you begging and I live to please you so, here you go.

http://bit.ly/RydlK2

Posted by: That Fucking Guy at October 11, 2012 12:00 AM (piMMO)

395 off bastard sock

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 11, 2012 12:01 AM (piMMO)

396 You take away personal incentive from any market and you get nothing. The State pretends to pay you and you pretend to work, but who cares, there is nothing to buy anyway.

Posted by: navybrat at October 11, 2012 12:01 AM (KgvEy)

397 Pyongyang, Mon Amour
A Sojourn in a Surreal State
Radek Sikorski | National Review
January 27, 2003
I am a friend of North Korea. Or rather, that's what it probably says in my file in the North Korean ministry of foreign affairs. It happened like this. In 1992, as deputy minister for defense in Poland's first democratically elected government, I received an invitation to North Korea's embassy in Warsaw to celebrate the birthday of the Great Leader. Thinking that it would be my last chance to attend a Stalinist event, I went. The North Koreans were delighted to land such a "big fish." And when I told the ambassador, truthfully, that they must not allow ideological slackness or they would end up like Poland, he positively glowed. A laudatory telegram must have gone to Pyongyang, for each time I subsequently met a North Korean diplomat, he told me I was a good egg, who respected them at a time when even so-called Communists turned their backs.
So, vibes were good when I went to Pyongyang on an official visit, this time as my country's deputy foreign minister, almost ten years later. Rules are rules, though, and the North Korean diplomatic protocol informed us that cell phones could not be taken into the country (even though they don't work there) and would be confiscated irrespective of rank. I left mine in that oasis of liberty, Beijing. Jimmy Carter once claimed that there are supermarkets in North Korea just like Wal-Mart, but I cannot confirm this. I saw people weakened from malnutrition wander from shop to empty, dimly-lit shop. There is nothing to buy even in the "dollar shops," unless you count liquor with a snake in the bottle or cigarettes. The only reasonably well-stocked shop I saw was a bookstore selling the literary labors of the Great Leader and his son, the Dear Leader. I purchased a work entitled The Great Teacher of Journalists, which opens with the immortal line, "Today, in Korea, the press is in its heyday and journalists are giving full scope to their talent in their worthwhile activities, for the Party and the revolution."
Foreigners move in North Korea as though enveloped in a smelly cloud--crowds part at their approach, pedestrians take a detour just to avoid being within talking distance. Apparently, if a Westerner so much as asks the time of day, locals have to report it to the secret police. I started reprimanding one of our diplomats for the fact that the information display (containing maps of Poland, articles, and the like) on the embassy perimeter wall was out of date. "It is pointless, Minister. People are not allowed to walk on our side of the street." Interestingly, foreigners cannot buy regime newspapers--diplomats might glean too much from the vagaries of the changing party line.
Tell me: Have you ever driven on a four-lane highway with no other traffic on it? And I don't mean light traffic, I mean none whatsoever. For the first half-hour it's pleasant, but then the creepiness sets in. Private cars are banned in North Korea, so a car is by definition an official car. At the sound of an approaching vehicle, the teams of women with shovels and rakes who keep flowerbeds along the road in immaculate condition stand to attention with their backs to the motorcade.
I was being taken to the House of Gifts to the Great Leader. A vast steel door--as if this were a nuclear bunker rather than a museum--leads into a spacious tunnel. A hundred yards into the mountain, a cathedral-sized cavern opens up in the rock and a huge marble statue of the Great Leader greets the visitor. We bowed and scraped. Another hundred yards in, we reached a second vast chamber, where the Great Leader, as if alive, stands in the midst of an idyllic meadow. We bowed and scraped before a Chinese-made wax doll.
From there, we entered a labyrinth of hundreds of large, brightly lit rooms where 241,000 gifts have been lovingly preserved in glass display cases. Carpets from Iran, mosaics from Arabia, tea sets from the Soviet Union, ebony sculptures from Africa--the usual diplomatic-circuit junk, including several rooms of what must be the largest collection of objects from East Germany, mostly hunting rifles. A medal from Jimmy Carter and a trinket from Billy Graham get special attention.
I bore my own gift. My suggestion of donating a portrait of Lech Walesa had been deemed too provocative, so I took a distinctly feudalist engraving of Warsaw's Royal Castle. "Would you like your name etched on the plaque that will describe the gift, or would you prefer just your function?" my hosts inquired. "Our diplomatic protocol forbids displays of bourgeois individualism," I said, chuckling inwardly.
Poland being a potato superpower, I had previously secured 50 tons of prime seedlings as our food aid for North Korea, which now gave me the right to inspect the project. On the farm, I was shown rows of potatoes grown from seedlings from different countries. By happy coincidence, Polish potatoes, explained the farm manager, who held a healthy plant with nice big bulbs dropping dirt, came up the best. We should intensify the cooperation between our countries in the field of agriculture, swooned my minders.
Finally, we got to meet the president. No, not the Dear Leader, whom the outside world erroneously assumes to be in charge of the country: This was an audience with Kim Il Sung, the Great Leader himself. That he had been dead five years did not seem to upset our plans. We approached the presidential palace by way of a fully air-conditioned tunnel half a kilometer in length with marble walls and airport-style moving walkways. Eventually we reached the inner sanctum. Entering through an air sluice to prevent bacteria from polluting the air, we emerged into a chamber the size of the Reich's chancellery but made of the same red granite as the Lenin mausoleum. We bowed solemnly four times as we made our way around a reinforced glass coffin containing the mummified corpse of the Great Leader. This was our audience with Kim Il Sung, president-for-eternity of the Democratic Republic of North Korea. In Warsaw, we received letters of accreditation of the North Korean ambassador signed by the Great Leader two years after his earthly demise.
After visiting the president, one signs his visitors' book. One's embassy naturally prepares an anodyne formula about the friendship between our peoples and our respect for the Great Leader, but I had a moral conflict. As a lifelong anti-Communist, I could not put my name to a lie; as a public servant, I had to. I wrote in what the embassy had prepared. Then, in a flash of inspiration, I added, "I am personally impressed by what I have just seen. Humanity has seen nothing like this since the Egyptian pyramids." Contrary to the fears of my delegation, the North Koreans were delighted.
In recent weeks, discussions of North Korea in Washington have been dominated by technical issues--how many warheads do they possess, how many can they manufacture from the restarted facilities, can they put them on missiles, how far can the missiles reach? An old truth is in danger of being lost: It is not weapons, but people, who kill. It is the nature of the North Korean regime, and not its armaments, that threaten us. And that regime is beyond evil; it exists in a parallel moral universe. We can only be secure when it finds itself on the ash-heap of history where it belongs.

Posted by: Steff McKee at October 11, 2012 12:01 AM (JEajI)

398 The problem with "maths" is it is just horrible to actually pronounce. The British are wrong on this one.

Posted by: Chris M at October 11, 2012 12:01 AM (4lyMJ)

399 If you haven't seen the movie "The Lives of Others," you really should watch it. I heard about it from the Poliwood show on PJTV with Simon Chetwynd. I never visited an Eastern Bloc country, so I can't really speak to how accurate it is, but it was a powerful movie. It really moved me. The whole movie from beginning to end was very good. Not the typical hollywood crap (probably because it was a German movie).

The description on IMDB:
The Lives of Others
"In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting
surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming
increasingly absorbed by their lives.
"

Posted by: not the mama at October 11, 2012 12:02 AM (kzCIn)

400 Hillary Clinton is 65. Ann Romney is ...63?! It doesn't seem possible.>>

Angry bitter people age faster.


****

What did our teachers say? It takes twice as many muscles to frown as to smile?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 11, 2012 12:02 AM (piMMO)

401 Fountain Colorado?

Posted by: Al at October 11, 2012 12:03 AM (MzQOZ)

402 "Still ashamed of her country?"

She seemed damned proud, actually. After so many speeches this campaign running down America, it was refreshing. She talked about her life with BHO, the struggles and sacrifices her parents and his made, the continued viability of the American dream.... very patriotic. She gives a good speech.

Posted by: Jordan at October 11, 2012 12:03 AM (MBFJC)

403 Well, I just ruined a taillight assembly. (pounds head on desk)

Time to quit futzing for tonight.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 11, 2012 12:03 AM (bxiXv)

404 "Fountain Colorado?"

Durango.

Posted by: Jordan at October 11, 2012 12:03 AM (MBFJC)

405 that was supposed to be Simon ampersand Chetwynd. I always forget that character doesn't work without wrapping it in some fancy intertubes symbols.

Posted by: not the mama at October 11, 2012 12:03 AM (kzCIn)

406 so many weirdos adding weirdo photos for different types of joinery through google

Posted by: The Dude at October 11, 2012 12:03 AM (tw6Ar)

407 Ohh did she talk about Barry's grandmother being a bank secretary when she was really the VP?

Posted by: Adam at October 11, 2012 12:04 AM (/YJYi)

408 (Although I bet it was the same speech.)

Posted by: Jordan at October 11, 2012 12:04 AM (MBFJC)

409 Salma Hayek on Letterman now which, reminds me... Elvira was on Counting Cars today, both in street clothes and in costume. In street clothes, she is one hot mama: A really, really beautiful ginger.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 11, 2012 12:04 AM (piMMO)

410 "Lives of Others" a very good movie, very accurate, though technically presented as fiction.

Posted by: navybrat at October 11, 2012 12:04 AM (KgvEy)

411 What did our teachers say? It takes twice as many muscles to frown as to smile?>>

Wow I didn't know ankle muscles are used to frown.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 12:05 AM (GeJs5)

412 391
Hillary Clinton is 65. Ann Romney is ...63?! It doesn't seem possible.>>

Angry bitter people age faster.


Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 12:00 AM (GeJs5)


Yikes! When the Obamas go to Hawaii, it'll be like that Star Trek episode....they might not last a month.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 11, 2012 12:06 AM (kaalw)

413 And about how Barry's grandmother had to watch all these men be promoted above her after she trained them? I guess the bank had a lot of presidents while she was there.

Posted by: Adam at October 11, 2012 12:07 AM (/YJYi)

414 Did Mooch complain about all the fat kids in the audience?

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 11, 2012 12:07 AM (ie9Et)

415 the struggles and sacrifices her parents and his made,>>

For BHO I think you need to use Grand in that sentence.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 12:07 AM (GeJs5)

416 Posted by: Jordan at October 11, 2012 12:03 AM (MBFJC)

Yeah. Patriotism. That's what I think of first when I think of Michelle Obama.

Glad you got what you wanted out of her appearance.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 11, 2012 12:08 AM (pwyhn)

417 I'd love to see John Sununu in a Romney administration.

Posted by: Craig Poe at October 11, 2012 12:08 AM (BVkEs)

418 Ohh did she talk about Barry's grandmother being a bank secretary when she was really the VP?


*****

A female V.P. when not a hell of a lot of women could reach that level of success.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 11, 2012 12:08 AM (piMMO)

419 I went to a Michelle O event today in our small town. 1st Lady gives a good stump speech.
Posted by: Jordan a

yes I heard part of it on the radio. Her story abot them eschewing corporate jobs in spite of their student loan debt in order to "community organize". How awfully irresponsible and immoral to purposely take a job that will not satisfy your loans debts and obligations in order to satisfy your ego.

Posted by: Thunderb at October 11, 2012 12:08 AM (Dnbau)

420 152 Cake or pie ?


Can't go wrong with some good pie.

Sorry fir the delay, I was away form my computer ,
I love cake and pie !!!!!!!!


159 Cake or pie? Um, pudding?

Pudding is Awesome, too!!!!! Will there be plenty of pudding on the evening of Nov. 6 th ?

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 11, 2012 12:08 AM (hBHhF)

421 Ugh. What started as a sore throat late yesterday evening became a full blown cold by that night.



At midday today it progressed into something between the Spanish Flu and the Ebola virus.



If this continues, I'll be officially classified as a WMD by
tomorrow. Hopefully my internal disinfection regime (Makers Mark) will
stave off my impending death.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 10, 2012 11:41 PM (9Taqp)

Sounds like you've got what I'm living through. Started last week with a patchy sore throat and evolved into a sore throat/pinkeye/cough/plugged sinuses disaster. Now I'm over the pinkeye, cough, and congestion but it feels like the sore throat might've morphed into tonsillitis on one side of my throat.This sucks big time. I haven't had tonsillitis in over 20 years.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 11, 2012 12:08 AM (BuSM8)

422 398 The problem with "maths" is it is just horrible to actually pronounce. The British are wrong on this one.

Posted by: Chris M at October 11, 2012 12:01 AM (4lyMJ)


You cannot reason with people that steal perfectly good syllables from words like Worcester (Wooster) and give them to words that don't really need them, like aluminum (aloomineeum).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 11, 2012 12:09 AM (bxiXv)

423 Good Lord...link, don't post a novel.


You're messing up my fap time with Rachel Maddow.

Posted by: RWC at October 11, 2012 12:09 AM (t+Sdx)

424 She did talk about BHO's GM, with tremendous admiration. Instead of denigrating her success, Michelle held her out as a role model: work hard and you can make a life for your family.

Posted by: Jordan at October 11, 2012 12:09 AM (MBFJC)

425 Ok so now I am going to read through the thread to catch up ........

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 11, 2012 12:10 AM (hBHhF)

426 Yeah I bet it was a real struggle for Barack's dad to ditch him and never see him. And for his mom to marry a well to do Indonesian with servants and then to dump little Barry off on her own parents. Man those things must be tough.

Posted by: buzzion - Free Kratos at October 11, 2012 12:11 AM (GULKT)

427 hey Jordan, what do you think about the polls?

Posted by: Thunderb at October 11, 2012 12:11 AM (Dnbau)

428 So she didn't lie about her stature in the bank? I guess that's only good when the audience is in the millions on live television.

Posted by: Adam at October 11, 2012 12:11 AM (/YJYi)

429 Seattle also has magnificently misplaced statues of Columbus, and Leif Ericson, if you care to look them up. Both are in extravagant styles (not abstract), and both have stories to tell.

My favorite place there was the Cloud Room, atop the Camlin. Alas.
On Pier 54 is Acres of Clams, where the Alaskan crab is from water so cold that the shell shatters like porcelain. Ho-hum to Alaskans, but as good a heavy crab as you'll find in the lower 48.

Their opera used to do the Ring every year. I guess the interval has changed, but they will have it next August. You won't forget the Ring.

Posted by: comatus at October 11, 2012 12:12 AM (qaVK+)

430

422 You cannot reason with people that steal perfectly good syllables from words like Worcester (Wooster) and give them to words that don't really need them, like aluminum (aloomineeum).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 11, 2012 12:09 AM

That's al-YOO-min-ee-um, you uncultured philistine.

Posted by: otho at October 11, 2012 12:12 AM (yBF/9)

431 Wait.

There's talk of garter belts.

I link a pic.

And not a single look-see?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 11, 2012 12:12 AM (piMMO)

432 I remember when the Songun Blog was *really* funny.

Now they're just phoning it in.

Well, sending a peasant with a note, anyway.

Seriously:

"In Amerikkka the disgusting country of fat pigs only the super rich multi-billionaires such as the Jew Soros and the Jew McCain can receive health because in the profit-driven capitalist society the law is made in such a way that only the super rich multi-billionaires such as the Jew Bush or the Jew Palin have enough money to buy health from the Big Pharma capitalist monster-like robber-barons."

Pfft. Totally ripped that from some UC Irvine student's Facebook page.

I like the "buy health" part, like, my health bar is low, I need to buy some health.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 11, 2012 12:13 AM (bxiXv)

433 Colorado

Obama won it in 2008 by

about 9%

Latest poll--

Colorado-

ARG

Romney 50%

Obama 46%

Romney +4%

________________

(that's about a 13% swing.)

Posted by: Captionelli at October 11, 2012 12:13 AM (r2PLg)

434 And really lying about her stature at the bank could be viewed as denigrating her success. So she didn't need to do it today, she did it a month ago.

Posted by: Adam at October 11, 2012 12:13 AM (/YJYi)

435 Think that was the real zombie?

Posted by: D. Hopper at October 11, 2012 12:13 AM (AVfT8)

436 Because mathematics is plural, so why shouldn't the abbreviation be as well, right?

Posted by: elizabethe loves a brownie at October 10, 2012 11:46 PM (q7Aum)


"Mathematics" is not plural, just as "United States" is singular. You say, "Mathematics IS the study of ..." "Physics" is singular, too.

Europeans are just idiots.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 11, 2012 12:13 AM (X3lox)

437 "hey Jordan, what do you think about the polls?"

Haven't read 'em lately. I'm not savvy enough to analyze poll methodology, so I tend to ignore them. I know CO is still quite close. Early voting begins in just a few days...

Posted by: Jordan at October 11, 2012 12:14 AM (MBFJC)

438 So campaigning in Durango--that's pretty small town--no?

Posted by: Captionelli at October 11, 2012 12:14 AM (r2PLg)

439 Math is hard.

Posted by: Joe "Joe" Biden at October 11, 2012 12:14 AM (BVkEs)

440 Did Mooch talk about the Texas legislature at all?

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 11, 2012 12:14 AM (ie9Et)

441 I link a pic.

And not a single look-see?>>

Missed it. How far back?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 12:14 AM (GeJs5)

442 hey Jordan what is the JEF's ME policy? What is the Obama doctrine?

Posted by: Thunderb at October 11, 2012 12:14 AM (Dnbau)

443 That's al-YOO-min-ee-um, you uncultured philistine.

Posted by: otho at October 11, 2012 12:12 AM (yBF/9)


I was looking at it after I'd written it and was wonder which completely unnecessary letter I had left out, thanks.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 11, 2012 12:15 AM (bxiXv)

444
434 And really lying about her stature at the bank could be viewed as denigrating her success. So she didn't need to do it today, she did it a month ago.
Posted by: Adam at October 11, 2012 12:13 AM (/YJYi)


Well she was nothing more than your typical racist white person.

Posted by: buzzion - Free Kratos at October 11, 2012 12:15 AM (GULKT)

445 394

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 11, 2012 12:16 AM (piMMO)

446 "And really lying about her stature at the bank could be viewed as denigrating her success. So she didn't need to do it today, she did it a month ago."

I was there. You weren't. She spoke in glowing terms. The gist was, (no idea if it's true) BHO'S GM worked much harder and longer than she might have in order to provide for him. Then she segued into the student loan bit she's done before.

Posted by: Jordan at October 11, 2012 12:16 AM (MBFJC)

447 we should all take jobs that won't pay our bills and then dress it up a some sort of political nobility, like Mr and Mrs JEF

Posted by: Thunderb at October 11, 2012 12:16 AM (Dnbau)

448 ...the continued viability of the American dream...

Her hubby has pretty much taken care of that. The new American dream is somehow managing to land a job as a Walmart greeter and finding a way to work your graduate degree into it.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 11, 2012 12:17 AM (zhygd)

449 Clinton's team stole all the "W"s off of the keyboards on their way out, and the First Couple loaded up on china and other souvenirs. Compared to the present crowd, those people were mature adults. What will the Hopenchange crowd do on their way out? Defecate on the desk in the Oval Office? Paint Hitler mustaches on the portrait of Lincoln?

Posted by: Splunge at October 11, 2012 12:17 AM (2IW5Q)

450 the student loan bit where they incurred huge debt and then purposely took jobs that would not repay the debt. Purposely flirting with loan default is so nobel.

Posted by: Thunderb at October 11, 2012 12:18 AM (Dnbau)

451 420
152 Cake or pie ?





Can't go wrong with some good pie.



Sorry fir the delay, I was away form my computer ,

I love cake and pie !!!!!!!!





159 Cake or pie? Um, pudding?



Pudding is Awesome, too!!!!! Will there be plenty of pudding on the evening of Nov. 6 th ?



Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 11, 2012 12:08 AM (hBHhF)


Actually, I'm kind of hoping for a nationwide glut of used pudding as soon as polls close and for some time thereafter....

Posted by: cthulhu at October 11, 2012 12:19 AM (kaalw)

452 394 is well worth the trip upthread morons. Maybe too classy for us but wow.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 12:19 AM (GeJs5)

453 I don't really give a fuck that I wasn't there Jordan. I watched her lie, on live television to God knows how many people, about his grandmother's success. She did it to paint the picture Obama began in his "memoirs" that he really had a tough childhood. When he really didn't. It's pretty fucking disgusting if you actually stop to think about it. Not that you would.

Posted by: Adam at October 11, 2012 12:19 AM (/YJYi)

454 She seemed damned proud, actually. After so many speeches this campaign running down America, it was refreshing. She talked about her life with BHO, the struggles and sacrifices her parents and his made, the continued viability of the American dream.... very patriotic. She gives a good speech.
Posted by: Jordan at October 11, 2012 12:03 AM (MBFJC)

Really? you liked it? well, f*ck you assjerk. Did she make you finally proud of your country? She has had a chip on her shoulder her entire life. Read her college stuff. She was a part of the Chicago way long before TFG. You make my head hurt.

Posted by: osu at October 11, 2012 12:19 AM (xR46S)

455
443 I was looking at it after I'd written it and was wonder which completely unnecessary letter I had left out, thanks.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 11, 2012 12:15 AM

Ah. Touche.

Posted by: otho at October 11, 2012 12:20 AM (yBF/9)

456 Then she segued into the student loan bit she's done before.

Did she mention that OsamaCare included a 100% complete govt takeover of the student loan business? Private sector student loans no longer exist.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 11, 2012 12:20 AM (zhygd)

457 I'd love to see John Sununu in a Romney administration.
Posted by: Craig Poe at October 11, 2012 12:08 AM (BVkEs)

Thanks, but I could do without a Supreme Court loaded with David Souters. He's a good attack dog for the campaign, but I don't want him anywhere near policy and neither should you if you value your property rights.

Posted by: somebody else, not me at October 11, 2012 12:21 AM (nZvGM)

458 OK. I'm out

tomorrow nights, mi amigos

Posted by: AltonJackson, pawn in the game of checkers...wait, what? at October 11, 2012 12:21 AM (JMmQ9)

459 389
I went to a Michelle O event today in our small town. 1st Lady gives a good stump speech.



Posted by: Jordan at October 10, 2012 11:59 PM

So do I

Posted by: Max Cleland at October 11, 2012 12:21 AM (wwsoB)

460
yes I heard part of it on the radio. Her story abot them eschewing corporate jobs in spite of their student loan debt in order to "community organize". How awfully irresponsible and immoral to purposely take a job that will not satisfy your loans debts and obligations in order to satisfy your ego.


THIS^^^

Posted by: Infidel at October 11, 2012 12:21 AM (9tjlm)

461 Liz Cheney on Benghazi: "Worst cover up in the history of the Republic"



Posted by: Craig Poe at October 11, 2012 12:22 AM (BVkEs)

462 Colorado, they go Romney and I'll feel leaps and bounds better about my effort to move to the state. It's still my favorite state to visit by far.

I have to say, Denver doesn't give nearly as liberal a vibe as say Portland, despite the presence of the moron Occupy crowd that was there last I visited.

Boulder though, that's another story. You can actually feel the liberal stupid emanating from that area like an evil death energy ray that attempts to melt your brain every time you pass through.

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs Reporting for Duty at Romney HQ at October 11, 2012 12:22 AM (NHR2W)

463 lulz so funny.

I just cruised through a few liberal blogs where they think Biden is gonna beat that little eddie munster punk sensless in the debate.

These delusional democrats clearly dont know good old joe.

I dont doubt the douchebag that gives less than 250 dollars a year to charity is gonna be laying it on think with the schtick, but seriously, are these liberals truly this stupid to think that its going to be a blowout for biden?

ludicrous

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at October 11, 2012 12:22 AM (ovpNn)

464 Really? you liked it? well, f*ck you assjerk. Did
she make you finally proud of your country? She has had a chip on her
shoulder her entire life. Read her college stuff. She was a part of
the Chicago way long before TFG. You make my head hurt.

Posted by: osu at October 11, 2012 12:19 AM

Jordan is one of our regular O-bot trolls

Posted by: kbdabear at October 11, 2012 12:23 AM (wwsoB)

465 take a job that will not satisfy your loans debts

Just sticking it to "the man".

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 11, 2012 12:23 AM (zhygd)

466 I think Biden will do better than the JEF did

Posted by: Thunderb at October 11, 2012 12:23 AM (Dnbau)

467 The problem with "maths" is it is just horrible to actually pronounce. The British are wrong on this one.


Posted by: Chris M at October 11, 2012 12:01 AM (4lyMJ)


Maths stands for Mathematical Anti-Telharsic Harfatum Septomin

http://tinyurl.com/9c56678

Posted by: Look Around You at October 11, 2012 12:23 AM (sZTYJ)

468 Not sure who upthread posted about The Lives of Other but thanks. I am going to see if I can find it online. I read the imdb review just now.

Posted by: osu at October 11, 2012 12:23 AM (xR46S)

469 Liz Cheney on Benghazi: "Worst cover up in the history of the Republic">>

Only if you don't count what the MFM did for obama in 2008.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 12:24 AM (GeJs5)

470 I do believe I am done with you for tonight, google image search

Posted by: The Dude at October 11, 2012 12:24 AM (tw6Ar)

471 I went to a Michelle O event today in our small town. 1st Lady gives a good stump speech.


Posted by: Jordan at October 10, 2012 11:59 PM

So do I



Posted by: Max Cleland at October 11, 2012 12:21 AM

Me too, love ..

Posted by: Heather Mills at October 11, 2012 12:25 AM (wwsoB)

472 The end starts tomorrow.

When Biden destroys your precious scrumpdilleicious hottie Paul Ryan and Romney begins his free fall in the polls as a result don't say i didnt told you so.

Posted by: Greg at October 11, 2012 12:25 AM (ovpNn)

473 461
Liz Cheney on Benghazi: "Worst cover up in the history of the Republic"





Posted by: Craig Poe at October 11, 2012 12:22 AM (BVkEs)


Now, there's someone I'd love to see in a Romney Administration!

Posted by: cthulhu at October 11, 2012 12:25 AM (kaalw)

474 You seem very soft-headed Jordan. I'll bet people like you.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 11, 2012 12:25 AM (pwyhn)

475 You started the party without me.... good evening everyone!

Posted by: zeera at October 11, 2012 12:25 AM (Lv9bM)

476 I'd love to see John Sununu in a Romney administration.

Posted by: Craig Poe at October 11, 2012 12:08 AM (BVkEs)


Keep him away from anything having to do with Judges.

Make 'em an ambassador to some country we want to tell to go to hell...

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 11, 2012 12:25 AM (sZTYJ)

477 I just cruised through a few liberal blogs where they think Biden is
gonna beat that little eddie munster punk sensless in the debate.


I'm thinking Ryan doesn't need to say a word. He can just cede all his time to Biden.

Moderator: "Your turn Mr Ryan"
Ryan: "I'll pass and give Joe my time, he's on a roll"

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 11, 2012 12:26 AM (zhygd)

478 457
I'd love to see John Sununu in a Romney administration.

Posted by: Craig Poe at October 11, 2012 12:08 AM (BVkEs)


Thanks, but I could do without a Supreme Court loaded with David
Souters. He's a good attack dog for the campaign, but I don't want him
anywhere near policy and neither should you if you value your property
rights.

Posted by: somebody else, not me at October 11, 2012 12:21 AM (nZvGM)

---
I don't think even John knew about Souter, in the barn, with pictures. See how fast Souter fled the court.

Posted by: Craig Poe at October 11, 2012 12:26 AM (BVkEs)

479 Greg at October 11, 2012 12:25 AM (ovpNn)

you arent the real gerg

Posted by: Thunderb at October 11, 2012 12:26 AM (Dnbau)

480 Hmmm, Stephanie Seymour is only 44.

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 11, 2012 12:27 AM (ie9Et)

481 Also, Rest in Peace, Alex Karras. Punching horses in heaven.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 10, 2012 10:24 PM

Mongo only pawn in game of life

Posted by: Mongo at October 11, 2012 12:27 AM (wwsoB)

482 Michelle Obama: "Barack Obama is gonna make you work"


boy was that a big lie.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at October 11, 2012 12:27 AM (ovpNn)

483 I for one accept as gospel Jordan's impression of Michelle Obama's stump speech. He's totally objective and shit, just like Chris Matthews and George Stephanopolis.

Also, my Mom huffed a lot of paint before giving birth to me.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 11, 2012 12:28 AM (9Taqp)

484 467 The problem with "maths" is it is just horrible to actually pronounce. The British are wrong on this one. Posted by: Chris M at October 11, 2012 12:01 AM (4lyMJ) Maths stands for Mathematical Anti-Telharsic Harfatum Septomin http://tinyurl.com/9c56678


Posted by: Look Around You at October 11, 2012 12:23 AM

I thought it stood for Mathematiques, which is the correct thingy for those of us who are intellectaul and shit?

Posted by: otho at October 11, 2012 12:28 AM (yBF/9)

485 I think Biden will do better than the JEF did

***

I do, too, and he has the Uncle Joe thing going on. He's a feeble-minded old prick, but if Ryan abuses him, he'll look like an asshole.

As someone said here a few days ago, Ryan needs to play the patient nephew role.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 11, 2012 12:28 AM (piMMO)

486 I hate the Moooslim Brotherhood just like Michelle. Other than the ones in Egypt--they're cool.

Posted by: jordan ribber at October 11, 2012 12:28 AM (vDl/w)

487 Did she mention that OsamaCare included a 100% complete govt takeover of the student loan business? Private sector student loans no longer exist.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 11, 2012 12:20 AM (zhygd)


And I now get random calls *every fucking day* from student loan collectors on my motherfucking cellphone.

I have never had a fucking student loan. I told them to take me off the list, and I reported them to the do not call list, and I even called them up and told them they were pusswads.

461 Liz Cheney on Benghazi: "Worst cover up in the history of the Republic"

Posted by: Craig Poe at October 11, 2012 12:22 AM (BVkEs)


She forgot Fast and Furious too, huh?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 11, 2012 12:29 AM (bxiXv)

488 Hmmm, Stephanie Seymour is only 44.


***

And, uh, dated both Axel Rose and Donald Trump.

I think she likes the gingers.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 11, 2012 12:30 AM (piMMO)

489 I have heard Michelle Obama speak, the only people who would truly find her inspirational are bitter partisan delusional saul alynski democrats with chips on their shoulders who feel entitled and denied and who are not usually proud of this country and wont be happy with just one piece of someone else's pie.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at October 11, 2012 12:30 AM (ovpNn)

490 And, uh, dated both Axel Rose and Donald Trump.I think she likes the gingers.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 11, 2012 12:30 AM (piMMO)


Or egotists with lots of money.

Posted by: buzzion - Free Kratos at October 11, 2012 12:31 AM (GULKT)

491 Lives of Others was WFB's favorite movie.

Posted by: D. Hopper at October 11, 2012 12:31 AM (AVfT8)

492 Back in the 80s I took a cruise that stopped in Yalta, in the Ukraine, for the day. People complain about Soviet TP, but I wouldn't know, because we didn't encounter any!


We went to the nice palace where the treaty of Yalta was signed. The bathroom was a hole in the floor, with no sink, soap or paper products of any kind. Mexico's worst bathroom was better than this bathroom at a major Soviet tourist attraction.

They allowed us one store stop, so I bought some common items to get that total Soviet experience. The toothpaste looked and felt like grout or spackle, and tasted like what I imagine spackle would taste. Of course we snuck photos of the things we weren't supposed to, anything that looked military. I'd like to see how the place looks now without the commies in charge.

Posted by: stace at October 11, 2012 12:31 AM (8KGvR)

493 And I now get random calls *every fucking day* from student loan collectors on my motherfucking cellphone.

Answer all calls with:

"Homicide bureau. Where did you get this phone number and what is your relationship to the person who used to own this phone?".

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 11, 2012 12:32 AM (zhygd)

494
461 Liz Cheney on Benghazi: "Worst cover up in the history of the Republic"



Posted by: Craig Poe at October 11, 2012 12:22 AM (BVkEs)


Clarification: "ONE of the worst cover ups..."

Sorry.

Posted by: Craig Poe at October 11, 2012 12:34 AM (BVkEs)

495 As coverups go, this one was pretty lame...it had a shelf life of what? Maybe two days before it started falling apart?

Six months is a good target longevity for a half assed coverup.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 11, 2012 12:36 AM (zhygd)

496 I used to visit Korea a couple times a year on business.

The story going around in the early 90's involved the visit of some high-level NORK officials to Seoul.

Perhaps projecting his country's practice of creating Potemkin-like facades, one such visitor, seeing traffic jams along the route to their meeting place, sneered at an ROK official that

"It must have been really difficult getting all your country's cars to congregate here in Seoul".

To which the ROK guy replied,

"Yes, but not nearly as hard as dragging in all these skyscrapers and high-rises."

Also, in those days ROK newspapers gleefully ran a photo of Kim Il Sung's neck, taken from behind and displaying an English-muffin-sized tumor squatting thereon.












Posted by: Jim Sonweed at October 11, 2012 12:36 AM (2c1Cq)

497 "I have heard Michelle Obama speak, the only people who would truly find her inspirational are bitter partisan delusional saul alynski democrats with chips on their shoulders who feel entitled and denied and who are not usually proud of this country and wont be happy with just one piece of someone else's pie."

People here were very enthusiastic. In a city of 16,000, there were around four thousand there, a good draw. Some people came from over the border in NM. There were a dozen or so Romney supporters carrying signs, but everyone wasl well-behaved. Let me tell you, when you spend three hours standing in line for an Obama event, you meet some strange people.

Posted by: Jordan at October 11, 2012 12:36 AM (MBFJC)

498 Heh.

Over at Drudge: Camille Paglia voting for the Green Party. I hope she can drag at least a few other libs over there with her.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 11, 2012 12:37 AM (piMMO)

499 Actually the thing that pisses me off the most about the calls is that many Android phones (including mine) are NOT CAPABLE of blocking calls.

I mean, they can "block calls," but they're still rung through once, interrupting you so you have to check the complete waste of a call.

I miss my Nokia.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 11, 2012 12:38 AM (bxiXv)

500 "Over at Drudge: Camille Paglia voting for the Green Party. I hope she can drag at least a few other libs over there with her."

My project until election day is to convert Gary Johnson voters to Obama voters. I'm pretty sure I have two already.

Posted by: Jordan at October 11, 2012 12:39 AM (MBFJC)

501 Let me tell you, when you spend three hours standing in line for an Obama event, you meet some strange people.

Newsflash -- If you spent 3hr in a line for that, you're one of them.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 11, 2012 12:39 AM (zhygd)

502
A few pollsters still playing funny buggers...

Gravis uses a D+5 in Colorado (vs R+1 in 200 to get Obama up only 2

PPP cranks it up to D+9 in Nevada just to get Obama above MoE

And NBC despite having reasonable looking FL and VA polls apparently likes to play games with Ohio. I heard talk of a D+11(!) sample to get Obama up 5-6. Although talk elsewhere they only had Obama up 2?

Posted by: AussieMarcus at October 11, 2012 12:40 AM (EwxYH)

503 Are we there yet?

Posted by: November 6 at October 11, 2012 12:40 AM (BVkEs)

504 489 I have heard Michelle Obama speak, the only people who would truly find her inspirational are bitter partisan delusional saul alynski democrats with chips on their shoulders who feel entitled and denied and who are not usually proud of this country and wont be happy with just one piece of someone else's pie.


I don't want Moochelle to have of My pie !!!!!!
She can go get her own and I do not want to pay for hers !!!!!!!

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 11, 2012 12:40 AM (hBHhF)

505 Hmmm, Stephanie Seymour is only 44.


*****

It seems like she's been famous for longer than that.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 11, 2012 12:41 AM (piMMO)

506 503 Are we there yet?

Lord , I can' t wait till we are there !!!

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 11, 2012 12:42 AM (hBHhF)

507 500
"Over at Drudge: Camille Paglia voting for the Green Party. I hope she can drag at least a few other libs over there with her."



My project until election day is to convert Gary Johnson voters to Obama voters. I'm pretty sure I have two already.





Posted by: Jordan at October 11, 2012 12:39 AM (MBFJC)


Well, isn't that special? -- but now that you got both of 'em, you're done.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 11, 2012 12:42 AM (kaalw)

508 I saw an article stating Obama got 1.1 million likes the other day. Coincidentally I got an e-mail with an anti Romney He's a liar bullshit message and my wife and another conservative stating they had liked it. Coincidence? I think not. I reported it as spam.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at October 11, 2012 12:42 AM (JKNDp)

509 I'll probably lose my moronette card for this but this morning I was getting a coffee at the deli in our building. I'm paying at the register and this old man asks the owner "What can I get for $2?" She replies "a Hebrew national hot dog." He replies "What's a Hebrew gonna do for me?"

I looked at him took a 5 from my wallet, slid it across the counter and said "This Hebrew is going to buy you a decent breakfast.". Then I turned and walked away.

Posted by: mpfs at October 11, 2012 12:43 AM (Mkhiu)

510 I got noyhing.....and nothing.....and so.......

Posted by: Richard at October 11, 2012 12:43 AM (eo6Gw)

511 My project until election day is to convert Gary Johnson voters to Obama voters. I'm pretty sure I have two already.
>>

Did you get them like the James O'Keeffe project did?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 12:44 AM (GeJs5)

512 Fuck Communism and all the assholes that think it would be a good idea to have it here. I spent my first five years of service watching the Russian "fishing boats" follow the carrier and partied my ass off on the day when they weren't there anymore.


Evening roonz and roonettez!

Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 12:45 AM (yh0zB)

513 @509 mpfs--

Epic. Win.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 11, 2012 12:45 AM (9Taqp)

514 mpfs, I like a strong woman. Congrats for challenging him, showing kindness and smartsat the same time. Classy broad!

Posted by: Ohio Dan at October 11, 2012 12:46 AM (JKNDp)

515 I'll probably lose my moronette card for this>>

No that is proper redistribution! Feel good cause you should.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 12:46 AM (GeJs5)

516 Hi Jordan, did she use the line again "Barack was born to a single mom?" Lol the Obama's can't keep their own fiction straight. They want you to think Barry's mom was on food stamps. They never mention his step father, who actually adopted Barry, hence the name Soetoro. Your guy is a made up composite of whatever works in the moment. Empty suit, empty chair. Empty soul.

Posted by: TD at October 11, 2012 12:46 AM (+uFux)

517 Now why would Gary Johnson go and pick Richard Small as his running mate?

Posted by: Craig Poe at October 11, 2012 12:47 AM (BVkEs)

518 Did you get them like the James O'Keeffe project did?
No. I gave them blowjobs.

Posted by: jordan ribber at October 11, 2012 12:47 AM (vDl/w)

519 I didn't want a thank you, I just wanted him to know who I am as a person.

Posted by: mpfs at October 11, 2012 12:47 AM (Mkhiu)

520 Let me tell you, when you spend three hours standing in line for an Obama event, you meet some strange people.

Posted by: Jordan at October 11, 2012 12:36 AM (MBFJC)


There are nothing but strange, demented people at Barky-fests. Even worse for Moochelle gatherings. Only the scum of the Earth would want to hear anything either of those two America-hating retards has to read off of a teleprompter.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 11, 2012 12:49 AM (X3lox)

521 "Did you get them like the James O'Keeffe project did?"

My pitch is "you live in a battleground state. Why throw away your vote on a man you agree with more closely but cannot win? Obama shares many of your values. (I then elaborate on Romney and BHO's respective records on gun control and other civil liberties.) He's the lesser of two evils. He's half right, but he can prevent a man who's all wrong from becoming president."

Posted by: Jordan at October 11, 2012 12:49 AM (MBFJC)

522 I didn't want a thank you, I just wanted him to know who I am as a person.

Posted by: mpfs at October 11, 2012 12:47 AM (Mkhiu)


He probably thought he was being funny. And Hebrew Nat'l are some good dogs!

Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 12:49 AM (yh0zB)

523 The other part of Communism that sucks is that, since we all "belong" to each other, the State owns everything, that means that you do not own your own life.

Since you do not own it, I, and everyone else, has a say in how you live it.

That "say" is limitless.

Posted by: navybrat at October 11, 2012 12:50 AM (KgvEy)

524 509
I'll probably lose my moronette card for this but this morning I was
getting a coffee at the deli in our building. I'm paying at the register
and this old man asks the owner "What can I get for $2?" She replies
"a Hebrew national hot dog." He replies "What's a Hebrew gonna do for
me?"



I looked at him took a 5 from my wallet, slid it across the counter
and said "This Hebrew is going to buy you a decent breakfast.". Then I
turned and walked away.

Posted by: mpfs at October 11, 2012 12:43 AM (Mkhiu)


Way to go! Every so often, you have to break the glass and try to get people looking at reality.

As some of you may know, I went to Disneyland a while back. Bumping around Downtown Disney while the BH was shopping, I found one of the poor guys with the empty "Disney Vacation Plan" booths hanging out. I noticed that the hometown on his badge was Athens, Greece, so I asked him if he had any word about how things were going there. He 'splained that he was a tot when they moved, but he talked to his relations and they were plenty worried. So I gave him one of the Andrew Jackson Presidential dollar coins that I normally carry around and told him that he should look up what happened to the Second National Bank of the United States, and also look at what happened in Iceland just a couple of years ago (going into quite a bit of detail), and make sure to talk to his cousins about it.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 11, 2012 12:50 AM (kaalw)

525 So...this evening's troll is Jordan?

Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 12:51 AM (yh0zB)

526 My project until election day is to convert Gary Johnson voters to Obama voters. I'm pretty sure I have two already.

Where in the name of God do you find them?

Posted by: AD at October 11, 2012 12:51 AM (dfVq9)

527 GGE,
He was a putz but even a putz deserves a hot breakfast once and a while.

Posted by: mpfs at October 11, 2012 12:52 AM (Mkhiu)

528 Over at Drudge: Camille Paglia voting for the Green Party.

She just wrote a good article about how capitalism could save art, how anyone can realize the benefits of capitalism and then turn around and vote for the Green party is beyond me, i can only assume a severely mentally unbalanced split personality is the cause.

Posted by: booger at October 11, 2012 12:52 AM (HI6wa)

529 My project until election day is to convert Gary Johnson voters to Obama voters. I'm pretty sure I have two already.

Posted by: Jordan at October 11, 2012 12:39 AM (MBFJC)


You know, once again, breaking my rule to say:

What the flying fuck kind of inbred three-tooth illiterate cave-dwelling "Libertarian" would vote for a far-left redistributionist obamacare big-government crony-thieving community-organizing terrorist-coddling crypto-Marxist reactionary sack of fail like Obama?

I tell you, the LP *died* in 2000. It was like you could see them raise the gun to their head and then you could see them flinch and the spray of red mist just before the feed cut out.

I see people claiming to be Libertarian that have a tighter claim on being a bag of week-old sourdough bread.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 11, 2012 12:52 AM (bxiXv)

530 utz...isn't that the part of the circumcision you throw away? Good on ya anyway.

Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 12:53 AM (yh0zB)

531 "Where in the name of God do you find them?"

Bunkers. Bunkers deep in the mountains.

Posted by: Jordan at October 11, 2012 12:53 AM (MBFJC)

532 designing shit while watching two different games on my other monitors does not work

Posted by: The Dude at October 11, 2012 12:53 AM (tw6Ar)

533 Where in the name of God do you find them?
Men's rooms by the highway.

Posted by: jordan ribber at October 11, 2012 12:53 AM (vDl/w)

534 now howninnahell did "P" turn into :p?

Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 12:53 AM (yh0zB)

535 So I'm a moron and notice these things.

1 The muslima in the pic, with tan garb and brown head gear seems ot have a big set of knockers.

2 The supposed same girl in the red dress has knockers, but it is challenging to tell if they are the same size as the other pic.


did she get her knockers enhanced

help, I can't figgure it out

Posted by: jake in ID at October 11, 2012 12:54 AM (2CiZb)

536 534

Auto correct is evil.

Posted by: mpfs at October 11, 2012 12:54 AM (Mkhiu)

537 509 I'll probably lose my moronette card for this but this morning I was getting a coffee at the deli in our building. I'm paying at the register and this old man asks the owner "What can I get for $2?" She replies "a Hebrew national hot dog." He replies "What's a Hebrew gonna do for me?"

I looked at him took a 5 from my wallet, slid it across the counter and said "This Hebrew is going to buy you a decent breakfast.". Then I turned and walked away.


Awesome !!!!!!!!! You helped him of your own free will !!!!! You didn't need big government to force you to do so ....

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 11, 2012 12:55 AM (hBHhF)

538 508
I saw an article stating Obama got 1.1 million likes the other day.
Coincidentally I got an e-mail with an anti Romney He's a liar bullshit
message and my wife and another conservative stating they had liked it.
Coincidence? I think not. I reported it as spam.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at October 11, 2012 12:42 AM

1.1 million likes out of 900 million Facebook accounts? That's not something I'd call a wave

Posted by: kbdabear at October 11, 2012 12:55 AM (wwsoB)

539 При́п'ять

Posted by: The Villiage of Joy at October 11, 2012 12:56 AM (0It32)

540 @502 - the D+1000 sMple in that OH poll was apparently based on the % of early mailins returned.

Posted by: JEM at October 11, 2012 12:56 AM (o+SC1)

541 525
So...this evening's troll is Jordan?


Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 12:51 AM

Greg is busy with "retraining"

Posted by: Axelrod Political Officer at October 11, 2012 12:57 AM (wwsoB)

542 I tell you, the LP *died* in 2000. It was like you
could see them raise the gun to their head and then you could see them
flinch and the spray of red mist just before the feed cut out.



I see people claiming to be Libertarian that have a tighter claim on being a bag of week-old sourdough bread.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 11, 2012 12:52 AM (bxiXv)


2001, actually. September the 11th. That was the day they couldn't come up with a coherent unified stand on whether the GWoT was good and they were for it or bad and they were agin' it. A week later I sent my LP membership card back and told them that they really were just the party of dope smoking pacifists and they should drop the whole "Party of Principal" schtick.

Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 12:57 AM (yh0zB)

543 Evening Morons

Posted by: fluffy at October 11, 2012 12:57 AM (z9HTb)

544 1M of that 1.1 all belong to Axlerod

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 11, 2012 12:58 AM (zhygd)

545 Night all.
Be well.

Posted by: mpfs at October 11, 2012 12:58 AM (Mkhiu)

546 Afternoon Trolls.

Are we playing a word game now, fluffy? Games are fun.

Posted by: jordan ribber at October 11, 2012 12:59 AM (vDl/w)

547 Are Jordan and Greg related ?

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 11, 2012 12:59 AM (hBHhF)

548 Greg is busy with "retraining"


Posted by: Axelrod Political Officer at October 11, 2012 12:57 AM (wwsoB)


Yea? Well he sucks, send us an...on second thought, nah just leave him right there.

Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 12:59 AM (yh0zB)

549 My project until election day is to convert Gary Johnson voters to Obama voters. I'm pretty sure I have two already.





Posted by: Jordan at October 11, 2012 12:39 AM

Convert 100,000 corpses into live Obama voters and then you can brag

Posted by: Chicago Democratic Party at October 11, 2012 12:59 AM (wwsoB)

550 Go to hell Oakland A's.

Posted by: Texas Ranger at October 11, 2012 01:00 AM (IvvrO)

551 When I take any sort of political alignment survey, it says I'm a libertarian. I wouldn't touch those LP creeps with a cattle prod.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 11, 2012 01:00 AM (zhygd)

552 That article on North Korea is incredibly depressing. I'm glad he posted it, it's interesting. But man, why do we have so many cluster fucks and miserable failures as a species? Life can be such a beautiful and fragile thing, and yet we fuck it up so often. I often wonder, how does evil exist? What vacuum creates an opening for it to flourish?

Posted by: Max Power at October 11, 2012 01:00 AM (+wxCD)

553 Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 12:57 AM (yh0zB)

I saw them going in 2000, the usual "we must oppose whoever is in office" thing and attracting the freak-end of the disaffected Dems.

I guess that was putting the gun to their heads, 2001 was pulling the trigger.

Slashdot went to shit at the same time, sadly (and for the same reason).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 11, 2012 01:00 AM (bxiXv)

554 Per Wikipedia's Andrew Jackson entry:

The Second Bank of the United States was authorized for a 20-year period during James Madison's tenure in 1816. As President, Jackson worked to rescind the bank's federal charter. In Jackson's veto message, the bank needed to be abolished because:

It concentrated the nation's financial strength in a single institution,
It exposed the government to control by foreign interests,
It served mainly to make the rich richer,
It exercised too much control over members of Congress,
It favored northeastern states over southern and western states,
Banks are controlled by a few select families.

Following Jefferson, Jackson supported an "agricultural republic" and felt the Bank improved the fortunes of an "elite circle" of commercial and industrial entrepreneurs at the expense of farmers and laborers. After a titanic struggle, Jackson succeeded in destroying the Bank by vetoing its 1832 re-charter by Congress and by withdrawing U.S. funds in 1833. (See Banking in the Jacksonian Era)

The bank's money-lending functions were taken over by the legions of local and state banks that sprang up. This increased credit and speculation. At first, as Jackson withdrew money from the Bank to invest it in other banks, land sales, canal construction, cotton production, and manufacturing boomed.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 11, 2012 01:00 AM (kaalw)

555 BHO's respective records on gun control and other civil liberties.)>>

Much like abortion the President can't do shit about gun control (Supreme Court ring a bell) so I don't know why dumbasses bring these up every election. But on the Civil liberties side not being able to pick what health insurance I'll buy is a pretty dam big cut in those for me.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 01:01 AM (GeJs5)

556 547
Are Jordan and Greg related ?

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 11, 2012 12:59 AM

One dorm room, two guys, one bed

You tell me

Posted by: Axelrod Institute at October 11, 2012 01:01 AM (wwsoB)

557 There is a booming market for paid likes and app users on Facebook.

1 million likes probably only set them back $30-50K or so.

Posted by: Hagbard Celine at October 11, 2012 01:01 AM (+/VIS)

558 Slashdot -- now that's some finely milled weapons grade crazy. I don't wander in often, but when I do it requires DU strength decontamination procedures.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 11, 2012 01:02 AM (zhygd)

559 "2001, actually. September the 11th. That was the day they couldn't come up with a coherent unified stand on whether the GWoT was good and they were for it or bad and they were agin' it. A week later I sent my LP membership card back and told them that they really were just the party of dope smoking pacifists and they should drop the whole "Party of Principal" schtick."

I stayed with them a bit longer, but that was the end for me as well. The party entered an identity crisis I found unacceptable. I'm a dope-smoking pacifist, after all.

Posted by: Jordan at October 11, 2012 01:02 AM (MBFJC)

560 A's!

Posted by: navybrat at October 11, 2012 01:03 AM (KgvEy)

561 "Over at Drudge: Camille Paglia voting for the Green Party. I hope she can drag at least a few other libs over there with her."

My project until election day is to convert Gary Johnson voters to Obama voters. I'm pretty sure I have two already.

Posted by: Jordan at October 11, 2012 12:39 AM (MBFJC)


Well, Obama probably does have some kronic choom.

Most "Libertarians" would have supported Pol Pot back in the day...

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 11, 2012 01:03 AM (sZTYJ)

562 551 When I take any sort of political alignment survey, it says I'm a libertarian. I wouldn't touch those LP creeps with a cattle prod.
Posted by: @PurpAv at October 11, 2012 01:00 AM (zhygd)


Anarchists aren't anarchists, Libertarians aren't libertarian... Liberals aren't liberal, Progressives aren't progressive.

It would appear that accurate labels are the exception rather than the rule.

Another way to put the LP fiasco is that the Sex and Drugs faction wiped out the Guns and Butter faction with an influx of disaffected lefties. Who ended up voting Dem anyway.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 11, 2012 01:03 AM (bxiXv)

563 What vacuum creates an opening for it to flourish?
I blame lazy Germans stopping the noble Russians. After all, idle Hans are the Devil's playground.

Posted by: jordan ribber at October 11, 2012 01:03 AM (vDl/w)

564 Speaking of the dear leader of n Korea ....the book " Escape From Camp 14 " is offers a cold hard look at the inside if those camps in n Korea ....chilling story

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 11, 2012 01:04 AM (hBHhF)

565 BHO's respective records on gun control and other civil liberties.)>>

Much like abortion the President can't do shit about gun control (Supreme Court ring a bell) so I don't know why dumbasses bring these up every election.


Au contraire mon ami

"We're working on gun control under the radar." -Obama

Of course, I assume this doesn't get mentioned.

Posted by: AD at October 11, 2012 01:04 AM (dfVq9)

566 Shit...I'll take my phony FB account and drop a like on Ogabe if I can get paid for it. Anything that impoverishes him is a win in my book.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 11, 2012 01:04 AM (zhygd)

567 But on the Civil liberties side not being able to pick what health insurance I'll buy is a pretty dam big cut in those for me.


Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 01:01 AM (GeJs5)


That's the Congress as well. Bammycare isn't really Bammycare, it's PelosiReidCare. Bammy just signed the final bill, in his own words he "didn't do that, someone else made that happen."

Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 01:05 AM (yh0zB)

568 Much like abortion the President can't do shit about gun control

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 01:01 AM (GeJs5)


No, but he can have someone give a bunch of weapons to narco-terrorists and try to profit off the bloodshed like some demented ghoulish monstrosity.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 11, 2012 01:06 AM (bxiXv)

569 Obama toady get control of Chicago, murders skyrocket. I don't believe in coincidences like that.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 11, 2012 01:07 AM (zhygd)

570 "Much like abortion the President can't do shit about gun control (Supreme Court ring a bell) so I don't know why dumbasses bring these up every election."

Because Mitt Romney has no respect for gun owners. Because Mitt Romney pursued a harsh, punitive, prohibitive policy as governor. Because he supported Bill Clinton's bad gun control policies. Because he's a weather vane on this and every other civil liberty issue. I tend to agree that federal-level gun-control is a non-issue, but gun ownership continues to rank as an important issue for libertarians, one of many where Obama has the superior record.

Posted by: Jordan at October 11, 2012 01:07 AM (MBFJC)

571 I'm a dope-smoking pacifist, after all.



Posted by: Jordan at October 11, 2012 01:02 AM (MBFJC)


So you were part of the Carole Moore faction. I was more of a Boortz type.

Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 01:08 AM (yh0zB)

572 Slashdot used to be *really* awesome, but most of the awesome was in the comments and the comments were largely taken over by demented nutbags with a chip the size of a blue giant star on their shoulder.

It's critically sad, because most of the other good tech discussion places died or got all squirrelly.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 11, 2012 01:08 AM (bxiXv)

573 Fox Headline: "Nearly Half of Voters Disapprove of Obama's Handling of Libya Attacks".



BRB -- have to take blood pressure medication....

Posted by: cthulhu at October 11, 2012 01:08 AM (kaalw)

574 When I take any sort of political alignment survey, it says I'm a libertarian. I wouldn't touch those LP creeps with a cattle prod.
Posted by: @PurpAv at October 11, 2012 01:00 AM (zhygd)


The Libertarian Party desperately needed a William F. Buckley to weed out the cranks from the respectable parts.

Given the way the electoral system is structured in the U.S., I think a third party (any third party except under incredible circumstances) was doomed anyway, though.

Posted by: AD at October 11, 2012 01:09 AM (dfVq9)

575 But on the Civil liberties side not being able to pick what health insurance I'll buy is a pretty dam big cut in those for me.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 01:01 AM (GeJs5)


That's the Congress as well. Bammycare isn't really Bammycare, it's PelosiReidCare. Bammy just signed the final bill, in his own words he "didn't do that, someone else made that happen."

Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 01:05 AM (yh0zB)


AND don't forget the contribution of Benedickhead Roberts, who needs to have impeachment proceedings started on Feb 1, 2013. Seriously. That despicable piece of shit has to go. He isn't qualified to sit on any bench ... other than a park bench, the fucker.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 11, 2012 01:09 AM (X3lox)

576 I largely agree with the Libertarians, but have no use for them as I despise idealism- the root of most evils that have ever been inflicted on mankind.

It makes me angry every fucking time that a delusional idealist is hearalded as a well intentioned activist instead of what they truly are- an insidious, insane psychopath. Whether I agree with them in principle or not.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 11, 2012 01:10 AM (9Taqp)

577
I'd like to think that Americans....for the most part...are STILL Americans.
So this election should be a simple task..a pull ofthe lever...simple task that re-afirms....yup I'm an AMERICAN! How hard can this be?

Serious?

Posted by: Richard at October 11, 2012 01:10 AM (eo6Gw)

578 AND don't forget the contribution of Benedickhead
Roberts, who needs to have impeachment proceedings started on Feb 1,
2013. Seriously. That despicable piece of shit has to go. He isn't
qualified to sit on any bench ... other than a park bench, the fucker.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 11, 2012 01:09 AM (X3lox)


Oh yeah. I'm still stunned by the "it's a tax so it's OK" decision, both on how he got to that conclusion and how the fuck it's OK.

Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 01:10 AM (yh0zB)

579 499 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 11, 2012 12:38 AM (bxiXv)




Merovign, I have a free EMBWare Blocker on my Android, works pretty well. I was able to block an entire area code from which I was receiving nothing but "free cruise!" phone calls.

Posted by: Steck at October 11, 2012 01:11 AM (RL7U1)

580 So the A's stay alive with a 9th-inning come-from-behind win. That's gotta suck if you're a Detroit fan.

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 11, 2012 01:11 AM (ie9Et)

581 But I always cruise for free.

Posted by: jordan ribber at October 11, 2012 01:12 AM (vDl/w)

582 "We're working on gun control under the radar." -Obama

Of course, I assume this doesn't get mentioned.>>

Well in my defense I forgot that crap like that can happen cause I still live in my dream state of a country ruled by laws and a Constitution.

But yes they keep whittling away with EOs and regs.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 01:12 AM (GeJs5)

583 That's gotta suck if you're a Detroit fan.
I wouldn't know.

Posted by: baltimore fan at October 11, 2012 01:13 AM (vDl/w)

584 I tend to agree that federal-level gun-control is a
non-issue, but gun ownership continues to rank as an important issue for
libertarians, one of many where Obama has the superior record.

Posted by: Jordan at October 11, 2012 01:07 AM

Your agonizer, Mr Jordan

Posted by: Bearded Spock, ISS Enterprise at October 11, 2012 01:14 AM (wwsoB)

585 Watching this electric car Nissan Leaf ad, they have it all wrong. When the electric car will charge in 15 minutes and go at least 300 miles on a charge at 70 + mph and sell for under $45K they won't be able to make enough of them to meet the demand. Until then they are just toys for the rich and/or ecologically retarded.

Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 01:15 AM (yh0zB)

586 I knew libertarians were dead when one i knew said if he was in a situation where his neighbor was harassing him he'd move rather than confront the neighbor in any way. There's pacifism and there's chumps who have no will to survive, libertarians are the latter now.

Posted by: booger at October 11, 2012 01:16 AM (HI6wa)

587 Hey GGE, how was the car show?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 11, 2012 01:16 AM (HC7j7)

588 Time for video games. (Currently playing Dishonored, Borderlands 2.) Night night. o7

Posted by: Jordan at October 11, 2012 01:16 AM (MBFJC)

589 Merovign, I have a free EMBWare Blocker on my Android, works pretty well. I was able to block an entire area code from which I was receiving nothing but "free cruise!" phone calls.

Posted by: Steck at October 11, 2012 01:11 AM (RL7U1)


Doesn't work on mine. Some Androids literally cannot prevent incoming calls ringing. It's maddening.

Also can't prevent *apps* from messaging you.

I need to get a 4.0

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 11, 2012 01:17 AM (bxiXv)

590 But, Mr Spock, it wasn't my fault. The libertarianum combined with the ion storm caused my boner hit the Obot settings!

Posted by: jordan ribber at October 11, 2012 01:18 AM (vDl/w)

591 Watching this electric car Nissan Leaf ad, they have it all wrong.


The Stanley Steamer is a more efficient coal-powered car.

Posted by: fluffy at October 11, 2012 01:18 AM (z9HTb)

592 Paul Ryan just took a shot of the best political heroin.

"Tonight's the Night"

Posted by: Craig Poe at October 11, 2012 01:19 AM (BVkEs)

593 Please, Jordan. Go on about how Obama is a better friend to the 2nd Amendment than Romney.

The spirit of diversity demands we have more input from the Retard-American community.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 11, 2012 01:20 AM (9Taqp)

594 Hey GGE, how was the car show?


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 11, 2012 01:16 AM (HC7j7)


Great day for it, the sun was shining and it was in the high 70's. We didn't have the turnout we wanted, I think the big part of that is there was a big shindig in Myrtle Beach the same day (beach or Raleigh, beach or Raleigh, what to do...), but it went pretty well.

Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 01:20 AM (yh0zB)

595 but gun ownership continues to rank as an important issue for

libertarians, one of many where Obama has the superior record.


That's why he got the NRA's endorsement...

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 11, 2012 01:20 AM (zhygd)

596
The "O" must go....we be so tired of this player's shitcycle...don't ya know?

Posted by: Richard at October 11, 2012 01:20 AM (eo6Gw)

597 The Stanley Steamer is a more efficient coal-powered car.


Posted by: fluffy at October 11, 2012 01:18 AM (z9HTb)


True, AND it can be converted to natural gas to be even more efficient.

Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 01:21 AM (yh0zB)

598 Barack Obama has the "superior" record because he's never had the ability to implement his views regarding gun control.

Posted by: buzzion - Free Kratos at October 11, 2012 01:22 AM (GULKT)

599 The spirit of diversity demands we have more input from the Retard-American community.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 11, 2012 01:20 AM (9Taqp)


Last election they got 52 percent.

Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 01:22 AM (yh0zB)

600 but gun ownership continues to rank as an important issue for libertarians, one of many where Obama has the superior record.



Obama told the head of the Illinois Rifle Association -- to his *face* -- that he didn't think any private citizen should have a firearm.

Posted by: Steck at October 11, 2012 01:22 AM (RL7U1)

601 I think I may get a Bird Bird plushy and violate it six ways to Sunday.

Posted by: fluffy at October 11, 2012 01:22 AM (z9HTb)

602
"I wonder what Vice President Ryan is doing tonight."

Crying? Biden will win. He has nothing to lose.

Posted by: A Tampon User at October 11, 2012 01:23 AM (z9CKW)

603 Mero, you have to know you have a bad policy when you can't resist violating it.

Jordan, which candidate did the NRA just heartily endorse? My memory is slipping a bit in my old age so help me out there.

Big L libertarians -- yeah, I was one of them myself back in the 70s. Who knows, I may become one yet again if RR doesn't work out so well.

Because I'm damn well NEVER voting for a Dem again. Fuck them all with the Rusty Chainsaw Of Death.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 11, 2012 01:23 AM (ccXZP)

604 Obama has the superior record.>>(Gun control LOL)

Ok we'll go with that now tell me which party's congress/senate (you ever watch school house rock?) Will tend to get dragged along with the prez the American people vote for.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 01:23 AM (GeJs5)

605 When the electric car will charge in 15 minutes...

You'll need a 1,000A 3P electric service upgrade and your own substation for that to ever happen.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 11, 2012 01:24 AM (zhygd)

606 Obama told the head of the Illinois Rifle
Association -- to his *face* -- that he didn't think any private citizen
should have a firearm.

Posted by: Steck at October 11, 2012 01:22 AM (RL7U1)


No fucking way...there's an Illinois Rifle Association? They must not be worth a shit, Ill-Noise is the only state I have to disarm when I drive through there on the way to see the folks.

Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 01:25 AM (yh0zB)

607
1) support gun bans
2) ???
3) Endorsements!

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 11, 2012 01:25 AM (zhygd)

608 Do you know my "girl" friend, A Tampon User? "Her" name is A Douche Bag. She's half convinced me to vote for Obama because of his Planned Parenthood Asian girl abortion policy.

Posted by: jordan ribber at October 11, 2012 01:26 AM (vDl/w)

609 601
I think I may get a Bird Bird plushy and violate it six ways to Sunday.


Posted by: fluffy at October 11, 2012 01:22 AM (z9HTb)

--
Please, no Big Bird images on empty chairs. It may set the Middle East on fire. Again.

Posted by: Craig Poe at October 11, 2012 01:26 AM (BVkEs)

610 606 GGE, yes there is one. As you might guess a huge % of its funds goes to fighting uphill lawsuits.


If it weren't for Chicago wagging the whole state, Illinois might be a decent place. Alas....

Posted by: Steck at October 11, 2012 01:27 AM (RL7U1)

611 603 Mero, you have to know you have a bad policy when you can't resist violating it.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 11, 2012 01:23 AM (ccXZP)


Or I'm just not that good.

Unless a Dem is willing to *deal* with the facts of Fast and Furious, they are worth precisely *shit*. That's my new policy. If you make excuses for suborning mass-murder you are shit.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 11, 2012 01:27 AM (bxiXv)

612 You'll need a 1,000A 3P electric service upgrade and your own substation for that to ever happen.


Posted by: @PurpAv at October 11, 2012 01:24 AM (zhygd)


I don't have a gas station in my backyard now so what's the diff where I go to fill up as long as it only takes 15 minutes and I can go at least 300 miles on the charge? My point is that is what it is going to take for electric cars to compete with gasoline for the average consumer.

Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 01:27 AM (yh0zB)

613 Btw, that ad that NBC told Obama not to air because it used Andrea Mitchell? Yeah, saw it twice tonight, so Obama is airing an ad that not only was admitted to by Stephanie Cutter to be a lie but also uses a person in it without their permission, great job by the O campaign.

Posted by: booger at October 11, 2012 01:28 AM (HI6wa)

614 But selling guns to Mexican drug cartels is Obama promoting the 2nd Amendment and supporting drug liberalization at the same time!

Posted by: jordan ribber at October 11, 2012 01:29 AM (vDl/w)

615 If it weren't for Chicago wagging the whole state, Illinois might be a decent place. Alas....

Posted by: Steck at October 11, 2012 01:27 AM (RL7U1)


My apologies, yes it is a shame that Chicago rules the entire state.

Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 01:29 AM (yh0zB)

616 They can have my gun after they pry it from my cold dead hands !

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 11, 2012 01:29 AM (hBHhF)

617 Speaking of guns- I am the new owner of a .45-70 lever gun.

You are not. Which makes me better.

Yes, I've mentioned it before. No, I'm not done bragging about it.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 11, 2012 01:30 AM (9Taqp)

618 The spirit of diversity demands we have more input from the Retard-American community.



Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 11, 2012 01:20 AM




Funny shit. lol



Posted by: Berserker at October 11, 2012 01:30 AM (FMbng)

619 Yes, I've mentioned it before. No, I'm not done bragging about it.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 11, 2012 01:30 AM (9Taqp)


I would like a lever gun just cause they are so darn cool, but I don't know what caliber I'd want it in. I don't own a revolver, I'd want to pick the wheel gun to go along with the lever action so they would be the same. .44 maybe.

Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 01:31 AM (yh0zB)

620 I don't have a gas station in my backyard now so what's the diff where I
go to fill up as long as it only takes 15 minutes and I can go at least
300 miles on the charge? My point is that is what it is going to take
for electric cars to compete with gasoline for the average consumer.>>

I already own 2 cars so if I could have one that (total cost) was cheaper for my 80 mile a day commute hell yeah I'd buy one. But that's the problem these pricks want to force a solution (I know you already know that) for some gaia crap.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 01:32 AM (GeJs5)

621 619 I would like a lever gun just cause they are so darn cool, but I don't know what caliber I'd want it in. I don't own a revolver, I'd want to pick the wheel gun to go along with the lever action so they would be the same. .44 maybe.

Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 01:31 AM (yh0zB)



I had the chance to try a lever action rifle in .357, huge fun and easy to shoot.

Posted by: Steck at October 11, 2012 01:34 AM (RL7U1)

622 I like the Horde's handling of posting miscreants -- one troll enters, one mewling quim leaves.

Except for the hash shifters, it works out pretty well.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 11, 2012 01:34 AM (ccXZP)

623 Morons and ettes alike must never forget, Jordan's mother tried to kill him when he was young. Bleach and juice in the sippie cup. Only this can explain why he would think Obama would be friendlier to gun owners than Romney with a Repub house and a split senate.

Posted by: Adam at October 11, 2012 01:35 AM (/YJYi)

624 I would like a lever gun just cause they are so darn cool, but I don't
know what caliber I'd want it in. I don't own a revolver, I'd want to
pick the wheel gun to go along with the lever action so they would be
the same. .44 maybe.

How about a Circuit Judge for your wheel gun?

http://tinyurl.com/czmgu2y


Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 01:37 AM (GeJs5)

625 620 I already own 2 cars so if I could have one that (total cost) was cheaper for my 80 mile a day commute hell yeah I'd buy one. But that's the problem these pricks want to force a solution (I know you already know that) for some gaia crap.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 01:32 AM (GeJs5)



Been toying with the idea of converting a second-hand pickup to natural gas, any morons done this (or heard about it)? Bueller? Bueller? (Also, how much would this cost for your 80-mile trip? I've heard the natural gas conversion is only $1000.)

Posted by: Steck at October 11, 2012 01:37 AM (RL7U1)

626 Y'know, if they built a new mini-nuke plant for every 1,000 electric cars sold, I could almost go for that....



http://tinyurl.com/2mg9n5

Posted by: cthulhu at October 11, 2012 01:38 AM (kaalw)

627 Oh, and I'm still getting a chuckle out of Reason having to go to a registration system for comments.

Reality beats lofty principle into the ground once again.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 11, 2012 01:38 AM (ccXZP)

628 @619 GGE- Depends on what you'd use it for. Mine will be a deer hunting brush gun. For plinking, a 45LC, 44 mag or. 357 would be good

Personally, if Minneapolis ever gets invaded by zombie polar bears, I'm now prepared.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 11, 2012 01:39 AM (9Taqp)

629 Been toying with the idea of converting a second-hand pickup to natural gas, any morons done this>>

Not done it myself but have some hardcore 4 wheel drive friends that have. So if your looking for conversion kits try the 4x4 sites. They do it because no matter what angle the truck is it still gets fuel.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 01:42 AM (GeJs5)

630 A guy i know has one of the honda civics that runs on natural gas. He has a long commute and said it is killer cheap to run

Posted by: The Jackhole at October 11, 2012 01:42 AM (DU15A)

631 Oh crap my 629 post was wrong. They converted to propane NG requires a compressor unit installed in your garage to fill the tank which drives the cost too high IMO.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 01:46 AM (GeJs5)

632 Oh, and I'm still getting a chuckle out of Reason having to go to a registration system for comments. Reality beats lofty principle into the ground once again.

----------

Yea, doesn't this seem sort of hypocritical from the open borders crowd at Reason? You can freely come into this country without anyone asking whoyou might be....BUT YOU CANT POST ON OUR SITE!!!

Which brings me to a point about the "true" libertarians. The ones who open borders types. How do you square that policy with supposedly strong private property rights? How can you say everyone on Earth is entitled to come to this country whenever and however they please and then at the same time talk up individual property rights?

Posted by: Rich at October 11, 2012 01:47 AM (pnHKr)

633 1:49 AM - Joe Biden shat himself

Posted by: Secret Service Log at October 11, 2012 01:48 AM (BVkEs)

634 I have been wanting to set up a gas car with propane and nitrous oxide injection (high-octane propane matched to high-oxygen nitrous). So, gas normally, propane and nitrous on boost.

I was going to try to get away with calling it flex-fuel.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 11, 2012 01:49 AM (bxiXv)

635 Personally, if Minneapolis ever gets invaded by zombie polar bears,>>

In the city or the Suburbs? I live in New Auburn about 50 miles west from Minneapolis.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 01:50 AM (GeJs5)

636 Joe is gonna start strong tomorrow night and then blow up like a mexican dinner fart hitting a lighter next to a 14 year old boys ass shooting a youtube video he will regret in 5 years

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at October 11, 2012 01:50 AM (ovpNn)

637 633
1:49 AM - Joe Biden shat himself

1:52 AM - He's wearing his Depends, we'll wait until he wakes up to change him.

Posted by: Secret Service Log at October 11, 2012 01:51 AM (HI6wa)

638 I wish cheap non-subsidized ethanol or (better yet) methanol was widely available.

Not for green reasons. And miles per tank would suck. But so I could build a high compression engine with insane horsepower compared to the gas equivalent.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 11, 2012 01:51 AM (9Taqp)

639 I wish it was still legal to burn politicians at the stake when you got tired of them.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at October 11, 2012 01:52 AM (ovpNn)

640 My apologies, yes it is a shame that Chicago rules the entire state.


Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 01:29 AM (yh0zB)


I have almost a dozen friends in various areas around Chicago, usually 30 -40 miles in any direction away from the city. I go out there a few times a year and always have a blast. You can feel chicago "machine" stupidity though.

Posted by: Berserker at October 11, 2012 01:53 AM (FMbng)

641 Which brings me to a point about the "true" libertarians.

Posted by: Rich at October 11, 2012 01:47 AM (pnHKr)


That was the other problem, there weren't enough libertarians to have a consensus, so there were like 6 kinds of "true" libertarians.

Always a mess.

The open borders thing wasn't everyone, at least not in the old days. It was a semi-rational extension of economic theory that basically wanted to play let's pretend with history.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 11, 2012 01:53 AM (bxiXv)

642 The funny thing about Biden is that he doesn't remember what he says, but everyone else does.

Posted by: Craig Poe at October 11, 2012 01:54 AM (BVkEs)

643 1:49 AM - Joe Biden shat himself

1:52 AM - He's wearing his Depends, we'll wait until he wakes up to change him.>>

Log shows this as a nightly event no worry's.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 01:54 AM (GeJs5)

644 Who wants to bet Biden says BIN LADEN IS DEAD AND GM IS ALIVE! tomorrow

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at October 11, 2012 01:55 AM (ovpNn)

645 636 Joe is gonna start strong tomorrow night and then blow up like a mexican dinner fart hitting a lighter next to a 14 year old boys ass shooting a youtube video he will regret in 5 years

I certainly hope so !!!!!!!! That YouTube post will be fun to watch .

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 11, 2012 01:56 AM (hBHhF)

646 @635 Buzzsaw- The city. North Minneapolis.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 11, 2012 01:56 AM (9Taqp)

647 I certainly hope so !!!!!!!! That YouTube post will be fun to watch .

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 11, 2012 01:56 AM (hBHhF)

Lets be honest, Joe is gonna bring the LULZ tomorrow whether he wants to or not.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at October 11, 2012 01:57 AM (ovpNn)

648 Not for green reasons. And miles per tank would suck. But so I could build a high compression engine with insane horsepower compared to the gas equivalent.
Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 11, 2012 01:51 AM (9Taqp)


On premium gas:

Ferrari 360CS: 3.6 liter, 420hp, naturally aspirated
Custom Rotary: 1.3 liter, 690hp, turbo
Custom ZR1: 6.2 liter, 750hp, supercharger
Custom 2JZ (Toyota) 3.0 liter, 1200hp, turbo

For crying out loud, how much do you want?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 11, 2012 01:59 AM (bxiXv)

649 what i dont understant is how Biden has been a senator for like 59 years but is still broke as can be.

No investments nothing.

He must have spent all those campaign contributions and pay to play bribes on Coke, Booze, and Plugs.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at October 11, 2012 02:00 AM (ovpNn)

650
yes it is a shame that Chicago rules the entire state
heathens....
CHICAGO RULES THE WORLD!!!!!!!!
GO BEARS!!!!!

yo all

Posted by: navycopjoe has an iphone5 and you don't at October 11, 2012 02:01 AM (cyGNg)

651 The city. North Minneapolis.>>

There used to be parts of the North that were still safe due to still being the old ethnic mix are you in one of those?

Grew Up in south Minneapolis (~44th and France) so I know something about them still.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 02:02 AM (GeJs5)

652 @648 Merovign- That is a question no gearhead would ever ask.

The only acceptable answer is "more".

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 11, 2012 02:03 AM (9Taqp)

653 In Massachusetts, the state party can't even field a full squad... I was just looking at the state races.

40 state senators. 13 contested races. Of those, only 10 feature a challenged D incumbent.

160 state reps. 58 contested races. Of those, only 50 (?) feature a Republican. Two Green Party, one constitution party, one SEIU guy i think, and four unenrolleds and independents.

Our bench is fucking weak and it's because we always throw all our money and manpower into federal races.

Times need to change.

Posted by: Truman North at October 11, 2012 02:06 AM (I2LwF)

654 The only acceptable answer is "more".>>

Which is why it is really dangerous for a real gear head to come into money.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 02:06 AM (GeJs5)

655 Biden can be a smiling yet politically vicious son of a bitch.

http://spectator.org/archives/2012/10/10/old-smirkin-joe/

If he runs true to this form, he's going to try and make Ryan look bad any way he can. I just hope Ryan has been fully clued into his tricks.

Also, I hope Joe glues his dick to his forehead in a crazy glue/Doh! type moment.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 11, 2012 02:08 AM (ccXZP)

656 Heading to the bear cave and praying for an Awesomely Wonderful Debate for our Paul Ryan !!!!! And A Big Win for our Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan on Nov. 6 !!!!!!

God Bless You Good People of The Horde !!!!!

Keep on Fighing The Good and Right Fight !!!!!

....now back to my dreams of that beautiful chocolate cake .....good night .....

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 11, 2012 02:08 AM (hBHhF)

657 I just hope Ryan has been fully clued into his tricks.>>

Ryan being a hunter will know the game he's going after so this is likely to be a turkey shoot.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 02:10 AM (GeJs5)

658 Never underestimate your enemy.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 11, 2012 02:11 AM (ccXZP)

659 652 @648 Merovign- That is a question no gearhead would ever ask.

The only acceptable answer is "more".
Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 11, 2012 02:03 AM (9Taqp)


I am a gearhead, and there is a limit. I mean, partly it's a question of how strong a transmission you can get.

But there's only so much you can put down. That number is pretty high for drag racing, but that's really just driving a very short distance in a straight line.

But come on, 1200hp out of 3 liters tells me I don't need to switch to exotic fuels.

I did know someone who made methanol-powered planes when I was young, though.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 11, 2012 02:12 AM (bxiXv)

660 Random thought: Is Jon Corzine still out of jail?

Posted by: Tonic Dog at October 11, 2012 02:13 AM (X/+QT)

661 That's it- from now on, I'm signing all my correspondence "damn you all to hell!"

Posted by: Linlithgow at October 11, 2012 02:13 AM (Gim9y)

662 655
Biden can be a smiling yet politically vicious son of a bitch.

http://spectator.org/archives/2012/10/10/old-smirkin-joe/

If
he runs true to this form, he's going to try and make Ryan look bad any
way he can. I just hope Ryan has been fully clued into his tricks.

Also, I hope Joe glues his dick to his forehead in a crazy glue/Doh! type moment.


Posted by: GnuBreed at October 11, 2012 02:08 AM (ccXZP)


I'm going to assume that the smart and hypercompetent folks at Team R/R will have that one nailed down. (I hope)

Posted by: cthulhu at October 11, 2012 02:13 AM (kaalw)

663 Boy, did that start moving right along!

Posted by: cthulhu at October 11, 2012 02:14 AM (kaalw)

664 Quicker....

Posted by: cthulhu at October 11, 2012 02:14 AM (kaalw)

665 OH HI!

Posted by: Satan at October 11, 2012 02:14 AM (ovpNn)

666 I get multiple shots 'cause I'm the only one awake?

Posted by: cthulhu at October 11, 2012 02:14 AM (kaalw)

667 hehe

Posted by: Satan at October 11, 2012 02:14 AM (ovpNn)

668 @651 Buzzsaw- Depends on your definition of "safe".

My street is mostly OK. I'm within walking distance of areas I wouldnt walk alone after dark without my Doberman and a hand around the grip of a. 45 though.

Things started to improve greatly in my immediate neighborhood during the housing boom, and the cops have done a decent job cleaning up the worst of the worst.

I'm not sure I could say "safe" with full confidence though I've personally not had any major issues.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 11, 2012 02:15 AM (9Taqp)

669 660 Guilty as sin, and free as a bird. No criminal charges have been filed (yet) on the looter.

None will as long as the current administration is in power.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 11, 2012 02:15 AM (ccXZP)

670 For crying out loud, how much do you want?
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 11, 2012 01:59 AM (bxiXv)


Going from the speed of light to ludicrous speed is a good start.

Posted by: Bill H at October 11, 2012 02:15 AM (3sZO1)

671 People chillax about the myth of Joe Biden and his remarkeable debating skills.

This hair plug sportin blowhard barely held his own against Sarah Palin

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at October 11, 2012 02:15 AM (ovpNn)

672 660
Random thought: Is Jon Corzine still out of jail?


Posted by: Tonic Dog at October 11, 2012 02:13 AM (X/+QT)


That is a helluva good question.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 11, 2012 02:16 AM (kaalw)

673 Quicker....

Posted by: cthulhu>>
What do you use the speed of the posts to pace your faps and want to go to bed?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 02:16 AM (GeJs5)

674 646
@635 Buzzsaw- The city. North Minneapolis.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 11, 2012 01:56 AM (9Taqp)


Roseville checking in.

Posted by: Tonic Dog at October 11, 2012 02:16 AM (X/+QT)

675 If OFA must send us professional trolls, can't they at least dig up a good-looking chick with an exhibitionist streak? You know, the sort of she-troll who'd enjoy calling us hypocrites for appreciating her rack.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at October 11, 2012 02:16 AM (RLZvP)

676 The only acceptable answer is "more".

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 11, 2012 02:03 AM (9Taqp)


A man can always stand a little bit more...

http://tinyurl.com/8vb8fsg

Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 02:17 AM (yh0zB)

677 and last i checked, while i adore Sarah, Paul Ryan has he beat on policy wonking and hitting it straight down the lane without any extra verbiage.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at October 11, 2012 02:17 AM (ovpNn)

678 Going from the speed of light to ludicrous speed is a good start.

Posted by: Bill H at October 11, 2012 02:15 AM (3sZO1)


Yeah, that's not measured in horsepower.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 11, 2012 02:18 AM (bxiXv)

679 Paul romney needs to be serious and his closing needs to starkly contrast where we will be if we continue down the obama path versus the RR path. Much like Romney did but in his own way.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at October 11, 2012 02:18 AM (ovpNn)

680 lol paul romney...damn i am getting tired

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at October 11, 2012 02:19 AM (ovpNn)

681 #672: I'm pretty sure he'll be getting a pardon from The Office of the President-Eject, just to be on the safe side.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at October 11, 2012 02:19 AM (RLZvP)

682 You know, the sort of she-troll who'd enjoy calling us hypocrites for appreciating her rack.


Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at October 11, 2012 02:16 AM (RLZvP)


And respond appropriately to the "Pics or it never happened" posts.

And be worth the response.

Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 02:20 AM (yh0zB)

683 Yeah, GGE, you know what I'm talking about!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at October 11, 2012 02:21 AM (RLZvP)

684 "435 Think that was the real zombie?
Posted by: D. Hopper"

Depends on your definition of "real," but yeah, that was me, "the" zombie to some folks.

Posted by: zombie at October 11, 2012 02:21 AM (+cx5n)

685 btw, I'm still reading through this link someone posted way earlier in the thread and it has some funny shit:

http://textfromdog.tumblr.com/page/9

I'm on page 9 but you savvy peeps can navigate your way around to the beginning. There's some ace level humor on display.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 11, 2012 02:22 AM (ccXZP)

686 673
Quicker....



Posted by: cthulhu>>
What do you use the speed of the posts to pace your faps and want to go to bed?


Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 02:16 AM (GeJs5)


I check in with the Horde occasionally as I do other things (*gasp!*) or even check out other webpages (*quick breath intake*), and try to pace things so that there aren't too many new comments when I come back. So, yeah, I do notice the speed of the posts......

Posted by: cthulhu at October 11, 2012 02:23 AM (kaalw)

687 I am feeling much better now after being in bed all day with occasional breaks to walk the dog and take another shot of NyQuil. I can breathe out of both nostrils and the icepick is gone, so that's a great improvement.

Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 02:23 AM (yh0zB)

688 I'm not sure I could say "safe" with full confidence though I've personally not had any major issues.>>

There are some pretty nasty parts of the North side. But back in the 80s a friend and I went into a little bar up there and it was just like the bar in my little town. Everybody stared when we walked in. I assumed that was bad at the time but now I know it's a sign of a really tight neighborhood. Their staring was wondering who your related to not that they want trouble or to rob you. Just was weird since I grew up where that was not the way things were.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 02:24 AM (GeJs5)

689 684 zombie, you have a lot of admirers of your work here. I know I do.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 11, 2012 02:25 AM (ccXZP)

690 "The" zombie? Like this zombie?



http://www.zombietime.com/



Love your work.

Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 02:25 AM (yh0zB)

691 Got quite the Minny contingent tonight. SE corner of the state, reporting for doody. If Zakn made it home from Vegas, he's of the south metro persuasion I believe.

Posted by: zeera at October 11, 2012 02:26 AM (Lv9bM)

692 681
#672: I'm pretty sure he'll be getting a pardon from The Office of the President-Eject, just to be on the safe side.


Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at October 11, 2012 02:19 AM (RLZvP)


Thing is, you can't get pardoned for stuff you haven't been indicted for. After Teh Won is out in January, I want every f***in' one of his stooges indicted for every single high crime and misdemeanor within the statute of limitations.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 11, 2012 02:26 AM (kaalw)

693 This made me LOL.

http://tinyurl.com/9v2wsno

Posted by: rickl at October 11, 2012 02:27 AM (sdi6R)

694 Posted by: zeera at October 11, 2012 02:26 AM (Lv9bM)



Minny-Sota? I had an uncle that owned a lot of property near Battle Lake MN.

Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 02:28 AM (yh0zB)

695 Zombie! *Swoons*

Posted by: cthulhu at October 11, 2012 02:29 AM (kaalw)

696 @659 Merovign- Sure, someone got 1200 hp out of a 3.0 Supra engine. They have bulletproof bottom ends.

But at what price? Dude probably put $50+ grand in his motor to get here.

Im talking 500hp NA streetable 350SB with off the shelf parts and flat power band using shelf parts built in the back yard.

Alcohol is basically free HP.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 11, 2012 02:29 AM (9Taqp)

697 Posted by: zombie at October 11, 2012 02:21 AM (+cx5n)

The perils of unhighlighted nicks - I read that without even noticing it was you.

How ya doin'? Any huge stories we should hold our breaths for?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 11, 2012 02:30 AM (bxiXv)

698 Ulstermann's White House Informer is James Carville

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at October 11, 2012 02:30 AM (ovpNn)

699 After Teh Won is out in January, I want every
f***in' one of his stooges indicted for every single high crime and
misdemeanor within the statute of limitations.


Posted by: cthulhu at October 11, 2012 02:26 AM (kaalw)


Him, too.

Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 02:30 AM (yh0zB)

700 693
This made me LOL.



http://tinyurl.com/9v2wsno

Posted by: rickl at October 11, 2012 02:27 AM (sdi6R)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3svW8PM_jc

Posted by: cthulhu at October 11, 2012 02:31 AM (kaalw)

701 You know how Ryan can guarantee the debate win? Wear a conductors hat with the RR logo. Biden will go into train mode and get demolished.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 02:31 AM (GeJs5)

702 #692: Ooh, that's good to know!

Oh, and I saw Teej earlier today saying he wanted Jay Sekulow for Romney's Attorney General. Man, that would be awesome!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at October 11, 2012 02:31 AM (RLZvP)

703 Zombie! *Swoons*


Posted by: cthulhu at October 11, 2012 02:29 AM (kaalw)



Yeah, nice job avoiding that fanboi moment there...

Posted by: GGE says SQUEEEE at October 11, 2012 02:32 AM (yh0zB)

704 Yup. Land of Sky Blue Waters. and a lot of moonbats, as evidenced by Mark Dayton and Al Franken

Posted by: zeera at October 11, 2012 02:32 AM (Lv9bM)

705 Night all.

Here's a little "Exciter"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO2DYwvseiY

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 11, 2012 02:33 AM (sZTYJ)

706 Sen. Al Franken. Still doesn't sound right.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at October 11, 2012 02:34 AM (yh0zB)

707 Times need to change.

Posted by: Truman North at October 11, 2012 02:06 AM (I2LwF)

===
the Tea Party needs to infiltrate and take over the Ds.

Posted by: jc at October 11, 2012 02:34 AM (ufJKx)

708 Posted by: The Political Hat at October 11, 2012 02:33 AM (sZTYJ)



Oh that reminds me, I've got to go back to yesterdays ONT and check out the link I couldnt' get to while at work.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at October 11, 2012 02:34 AM (yh0zB)

709 699
After Teh Won is out in January, I want every

f***in' one of his stooges indicted for every single high crime and

misdemeanor within the statute of limitations.




Posted by: cthulhu at October 11, 2012 02:26 AM (kaalw)


Him, too.


Posted by: GGE Is Looking For Brazilian Ginger Twins at October 11, 2012 02:30 AM (yh0zB)


And roll 'em up into him, his controllers and financiers, and those behind them. If they're out of the country -- and many probably are -- that whole "drone-list" thing may not work out quite the way they planned.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 11, 2012 02:35 AM (kaalw)

710 706
Sen. Al Franken. Still doesn't sound right.


Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at October 11, 2012 02:34 AM (yh0zB)

===
part of the Al Franken decade.

Posted by: jc at October 11, 2012 02:35 AM (ufJKx)

711 #704: They say the mosquito is Minnesota's state bird, but I think the moonbat has just as legitimate a claim to that honor.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at October 11, 2012 02:36 AM (RLZvP)

712 Wow, I didn't realize that was the real Zombie, add my kudos to the rest, Zombie's articles are always a good read.

Posted by: booger at October 11, 2012 02:36 AM (HI6wa)

713 Yup. Land of Sky Blue Waters. and a lot of moonbats, as evidenced by Mark Dayton and Al Franken>>

Piss off who's President right now?


Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 02:36 AM (GeJs5)

714 Good night, Hat!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at October 11, 2012 02:36 AM (RLZvP)

715 @684 Zombie- Sincere thanks for all you've done. You opened up a world through your work that many of us would never have seen through the MSM filter.

I'm sure you've heard that before, but I'm certain you've not heard it enough. Thank you.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 11, 2012 02:36 AM (9Taqp)

716 Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 11, 2012 02:29 AM (9Taqp)

I'm down with people building what they want, I just don't get the going with less efficient and/or more exotic fuels to save money.

Proper component selection can get you there on premium. I'd also use an LS1 because weight. Don't cost *that* much more.

And turbos don't have to be expensive, can be reliable, and give you the ability to sculpt the power curve *so* much.

I also developed an early and lasting hatred for carbs, so there's that.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 11, 2012 02:37 AM (bxiXv)

717 Indeed; thanks, Zombie!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at October 11, 2012 02:37 AM (RLZvP)

718 Just got back from Vegas, Whats up Zeera?

Posted by: Zakn at October 11, 2012 02:38 AM (LbwgI)

719 I hope like hell,
That everyone is well,
Your lives are swell,
And your future is as bright as a button ...

Posted by: Adriane at October 11, 2012 02:39 AM (/OhbZ)

720 Many people do not realize that Bruce Jenner (http://tinyurl.com/99wrkd7) had an alternative career in disco -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgZOYt5kH9Q

Posted by: cthulhu at October 11, 2012 02:42 AM (kaalw)

721 and just because I can ... although I probably shouldn't ...

Bruce Springsteen - Pink Cadillac:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y56S9vIuODo

Posted by: Adriane at October 11, 2012 02:42 AM (/OhbZ)

722 g'night all. Gotta take the dog in for her annual shots early tomorrow.

If this cold doesn't kill me first.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 11, 2012 02:42 AM (9Taqp)

723 G'night Hollowpoint ... get well sooner.

Posted by: Adriane at October 11, 2012 02:44 AM (/OhbZ)

724 Good night, HP!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at October 11, 2012 02:44 AM (RLZvP)

725 720
Posted by: cthulhu at October 11, 2012 02:42 AM

Being in "You can't stop the music" wasn't enough to discourage him?

Posted by: otho at October 11, 2012 02:46 AM (yBF/9)

726 oh well.

Roses are red,
and Sometimes they're pink,
It's time for me, into,
the covers to sink ...

Everybody keep the faith ...

Posted by: Adriane at October 11, 2012 02:46 AM (/OhbZ)

727 If this cold doesn't kill me first.>>

WTF are you going to do in February if this weather is cold for MN.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 02:46 AM (GeJs5)

728 Zakn, strip or Downtown? Fond memories of both. Was a good time had by all?

Posted by: zeera at October 11, 2012 02:46 AM (Lv9bM)

729 Night HP.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at October 11, 2012 02:47 AM (yh0zB)

730 Night Adriane

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at October 11, 2012 02:48 AM (yh0zB)

731 727 oh crap I didn't know Hollowpoint had a "cold" I thought he was talking about the frost on the windows we had this week. My apologies and shame.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 02:49 AM (GeJs5)

732 I wish it was still legal to burn politicians at the stake when you got tired of them.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at October 11, 2012 01:52 AM (ovpNn)

My new theory of government involves electing 536 people to 2, 4 and 6 year terms, locking them all in the capitol and then setting the building on fire as a warning to all who might get similar bright ideas.

Repeat as needed.

Posted by: Robert at October 11, 2012 02:49 AM (4ixH5)

733 And I see I missed Adriane.

Good night, Adriane!

Sweet dreams of Ben Browder washing your sheets and other assorted fine linens.

Posted by: Robert at October 11, 2012 02:50 AM (4ixH5)

734 I also see Zombie was here.

Hi, Zombie!

Big fan of yours.

Posted by: Robert at October 11, 2012 02:50 AM (4ixH5)

735 Heh - my father, as an unabashed capitalist, co-owned at least 3 different over-40-ft boats, all consecutively moored at Stimson's Marina in Ballard. I did the Ballard Locks many times as someone being looked 'at' - you had to be aware that you were under surveillance. It was a little different being watched as you handled the boat's mooring lines with an audience and possibly cameras. But we were always friendly and conversed with whoever had questions or comments.

Christina's Mighty Jugs - if you want a fabulous lunch with great Seattle atmosphere, you might want to try 'Duke's'. It's not large, but it's a Seattle-only place with PHENOMENAL food. Full bar - large screen TV's. You would likee.

Posted by: dwagyak at October 11, 2012 02:52 AM (fhcrm)

736 What was the consensus about the 08 vice president debate? Did the Media declare Joe the winner?

Ryan I am sure is about a thousand times smarter and more articulate, but let's not assume any of this will be easy skating. All it will take is some "Joe won big!" screams from the Media and the people who turned to Romney might turn back to Obama.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at October 11, 2012 02:54 AM (i0App)

737 Repeat as needed.

Posted by: Robert at October 11, 2012 02:49 AM (4ixH5)

===
I am a fan of "offer them all a chance to quit their jobs, but if they choose to stay, hang 3 each week until taxes are lowered, the budget is balanced, the debt is payed, and morale improves."

Posted by: jc at October 11, 2012 02:54 AM (ufJKx)

738 My debate tip for dealing with Joe Biden, works EVERY TIME, and why they don't let me be VP - As Biden begins his opening remark, preferably in the first sentence Ryan needs to do one of those Al Gore walk up's. Stand right beside him and punch him in the jaw.

Posted by: Up with people! at October 11, 2012 02:56 AM (kzFo5)

739 All it will take is some "Joe won big!" screams>>

If Joe can keep it close enough maybe but the MFM even admitted TFG lost the first debate so it's all up to Joe and if you want to bet he's got the skills to kill I'll take that bet.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 02:57 AM (GeJs5)

740 Well, back to sleep for me. G'night roonz and roonettez!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at October 11, 2012 03:00 AM (yh0zB)

741 Good night, GGE!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at October 11, 2012 03:01 AM (RLZvP)

742 I'd say good night all but I just passed out.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 11, 2012 03:01 AM (GeJs5)

743 What was the consensus about the 08 vice president debate? Did the Media declare Joe the winner?
------
Yes, the polling indicated he won. I watched part of it today on cSpan. It was amusing to watch because none of his foreign policy predictions came true. Also it seems the entire debate was about foreign policy.

Posted by: Up with people! at October 11, 2012 03:02 AM (kzFo5)

744 Good time for me to call it a night, as well. Good night, everyone!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at October 11, 2012 03:02 AM (RLZvP)

745 I stayed at Paris. Pretty decent. Had a blast overall. The Gents/Goon party was fucking insane

Posted by: Zakn at October 11, 2012 03:04 AM (LbwgI)

746 737
Repeat as needed.



Posted by: Robert at October 11, 2012 02:49 AM (4ixH5)

===
I
am a fan of "offer them all a chance to quit their jobs, but if they
choose to stay, hang 3 each week until taxes are lowered, the budget is
balanced, the debt is payed, and morale improves."


Posted by: jc at October 11, 2012 02:54 AM (ufJKx)


Since all they seem to care about is reelection, political offenses should default to lifetime bans on holding elective office -- stuff like "not enacting a budget on time", "voting for an unbalanced budget", "accepting improper contributions", "having a law you voted for declared unconstitutional by the SCOTUS", etc.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 11, 2012 03:04 AM (kaalw)

747 Posted by: cthulhu at October 11, 2012 03:04 AM (kaalw)

===

so would 537 of 'em get a lifetime ban every year?

Posted by: jc at October 11, 2012 03:10 AM (ufJKx)

748 Since all they seem to care about is reelection, political offenses should default to lifetime bans on holding elective office -- stuff like "not enacting a budget on time", "voting for an unbalanced budget", "accepting improper contributions", "having a law you voted for declared unconstitutional by the SCOTUS", etc.
------
And, they must personally co-sign "investments" in green energy. They are personally liable for the difference if spending exceeds revenue. At the end of their term they must immediately begin a 10 year prison sentence.

Posted by: Up with people! at October 11, 2012 03:12 AM (kzFo5)

749 begin a 10 year prison sentence.

Posted by: Up with people! at October 11, 2012 03:12 AM (kzFo5)

===
with the kiddie rapers.

Posted by: jc at October 11, 2012 03:14 AM (ufJKx)

750 Matter of fact, at the debate, as soon as Biden mentions "investments" in green energy Ryan should interrupt him and ask him if he's willing to personally co-sign on those investments.

Posted by: Up with people! at October 11, 2012 03:19 AM (kzFo5)

751 @10...that was funny.

My neighborhood seems to be vying between ADT and Homepath.

Posted by: Sexypig at October 11, 2012 03:31 AM (WHsSP)

752 737
Repeat as needed.



Posted by: Robert at October 11, 2012 02:49 AM (4ixH5)

===
I
am a fan of "offer them all a chance to quit their jobs, but if they
choose to stay, hang 3 each week until taxes are lowered, the budget is
balanced, the debt is payed, and morale improves."


Posted by: jc at October 11, 2012 02:54 AM (ufJKx)


How about, government is expressly forbidden to "invest". It must "spend" on what can have benefits now.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 11, 2012 03:47 AM (kaalw)

753 At the end of each session of congress, whoever had an increase in net worth greater than their pay for that year is automatically impeached.

Posted by: Up with people! at October 11, 2012 03:58 AM (kzFo5)

754 "Mr. Biden, please explain the coincidence by which so many Obama campaign contributors also own green energy companies that took taxpayers money and went bankrupt."

Posted by: jc at October 11, 2012 04:03 AM (ufJKx)

755 gotta go Kids. CYA.

Posted by: jc at October 11, 2012 04:04 AM (ufJKx)

756 Louis C.K. taking hiatus from “Louie”: “I want it to stay funny”
----
STAY funny? That right there is funnier than all the funny of the show combined.

Posted by: Up with people! at October 11, 2012 04:07 AM (kzFo5)

757 Dalrymple accurately describes Communists as "consciously committed to the denial of what everyone wants."

Note that the same description accurately describes the Obama Administration.

Death to Communism.

Death to Tyranny.

May mankind one day live FREE.

Posted by: Sam Adams at October 11, 2012 04:28 AM (krJF0)

758 The final debate is going to be a bloodbath.

I predict when the subject of behngazi comes up, Romney will lay out the timeline of what happened versus what the president the sec of state and the administration said and then pointedly say to Obamas face "You and your administration lied to the American people Mr. President."

The meltdown will be complete after that.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright at October 11, 2012 04:54 AM (ovpNn)

759 Good night, JC!

Posted by: Robert at October 11, 2012 04:59 AM (4ixH5)

760 He said an hour later.

Posted by: Robert at October 11, 2012 05:00 AM (4ixH5)

761 Stoopid jerb!

Posted by: Robert is considering taking up panhandling as a vocation at October 11, 2012 05:00 AM (4ixH5)

762 Where I respond to stuff well after the fact.








where do you find this stuff. Do you just have encyclopedic knowledge of musi and whatnot?

Posted by: elizabethe loves a brownie at October 10, 2012 10:55 PM (q7Aum)



Google. And Bing. Never saw that particular movie myself. But search "German expressionist horror films" and you can find some goodies.

It helps that FW Muranau's most famous film is probably Nosferatu. *The* vampire movie that everyone wants to rip-off. He did several other horror movies along with that one.

And speaking of Nosferatu! There's a DVD release by Image Entertainment that contains the most wonderful commentary track/essay by some guy named Lokke Heiss. It's GREAT! It also contains two audio tracks, an organ score and a "symphonic" score (dude on a keyboard).

Ten bucks on Amazon.

http://tinyurl.com/9zvp2ez

I think there's a more complete version released by Kino but I'm happy with this one.

Posted by: Robert at October 11, 2012 05:09 AM (4ixH5)

763 It's not German, but have you seen Tod Browning's "The Unknown", with Lon Chaney?

Posted by: otho at October 10, 2012 11:06 PM (yBF/9)

Uuhhhh...*Checks TCM's schedule*...I know I saw that somewhere...

Posted by: Robert at October 11, 2012 05:09 AM (4ixH5)

764 Prescient

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3PSX6ogpFY

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 11, 2012 05:34 AM (ozUBj)

765 TPB has a 1922 vintage Nosferatu torrent. 70+ seeding. 700M D/L

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 11, 2012 05:51 AM (ozUBj)

766 And speaking of Nosferatu! There's a DVD release by Image Entertainment that contains the most wonderful commentary track/essay by some guy named Lokke Heiss. It's GREAT! It also contains two audio tracks, an organ score and a "symphonic" score (dude on a keyboard).Ten bucks on Amazon.http://tinyurl.com/9zvp2ez
Posted by: Robert at October 11, 2012 05:09 AM

Will have to get it at $10.

Posted by: otho at October 11, 2012 06:02 AM (yBF/9)

767 I've seen Nosferatu in some of those 50 movies for $10 collections at Walmart. 90% will be stinkers, but the handful of good ones make it worthwhile.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 11, 2012 06:06 AM (ozUBj)

768
767 I've seen Nosferatu in some of those 50 movies for $10 collections at Walmart. 90% will be stinkers, but the handful of good ones make it worthwhile.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 11, 2012 06:06 AM

Really? There hasn't really been much in the way of old silents for easy buying round here. Apart from Chaplin etc. Seen some of the weird ones at the movies awhile ago, but not on DVD retail.

Posted by: otho at October 11, 2012 06:16 AM (yBF/9)

769 It occurs to me that the Obama campaign would have better success combining the Romney The Dog Abuser meme with the War on Women meme.

Mitt Romney Strapped My Vagina To The Roof of His Car and Took Me For a Cross-country Drive!

Something that surreal would immediately reverse any losses in the Gary Johnson pot-smoker contingent.

Posted by: JB at October 11, 2012 06:22 AM (xVcWj)

770 so Chris Evens is trying to ruin his career
http://tinyurl.com/9o2y746

Posted by: The Dude at October 11, 2012 06:28 AM (tw6Ar)

771 "Pass these celebrity tests and you’ll be slated for stardom."

Is doing a huge line of coke off a starlet's tits one of them?

Posted by: JB at October 11, 2012 06:35 AM (xVcWj)

772 Morning all.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 11, 2012 06:48 AM (oSFWF)

773 I've seen Nosferatu in some of those 50 movies for
$10 collections at Walmart. 90% will be stinkers, but the handful of
good ones make it worthwhile.


Posted by: @PurpAv at October 11, 2012 06:06 AM (ozUBj)

But the problem with that last 10% is they're horrible quality prints and/or transfers and edited to shit. In fact I know *exactly* which collection you mean and the version of Nosferatu on that is only 50-some odd minutes long and, I understand, looks bloody awful.

Posted by: Robert at October 11, 2012 06:59 AM (4ixH5)

774 Aaaannnnddddd I'm out.

Good night, ONT!

Good morning, Vic!

Posted by: Robert at October 11, 2012 07:00 AM (4ixH5)

775
74 If a car is driving at the speed of light and turns on its headlights...what happens?



Posted by: USS Diversity at October 10, 2012 10:28 PM (0CiTm)

*
*
The "Service Engine SOON" light comes on in the dash.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 11, 2012 10:41 AM (exvgC)






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