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Masked burglar caught on video below the fold.

Posted by: rdbrewer at 06:17 PM



Comments

1
Racoons will steal anything.

Posted by: wheatie at November 17, 2012 06:19 PM (ICEh3)

2 Only thing missing from this video?

Yep.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 45% more DOOM! at November 17, 2012 06:20 PM (fCMdQ)

3 didya hear that story out of Romania?

guy making pancakes
his woman is giving him a beejay

guy goes wobbly, spills grease from the pan down his woman's back

hilarity ensues

Posted by: soothie at November 17, 2012 06:20 PM (OI9vN)

4 House R's talking about copy-write reform?

THIS is the kind of populism I can get behind.

Link in nick.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 45% more DOOM! at November 17, 2012 06:21 PM (fCMdQ)

5 I hate those cocksuckers almost as much as Samsquanches.

Posted by: Bubbles at November 17, 2012 06:21 PM (Ohhk6)

6 How dare you drunk-post this thread criticizing Romney?! eleventy!!11!

Posted by: uptight moron at November 17, 2012 06:22 PM (5H6zj)

7 If you hadn't heard, 2012 elections are over.

Chicken has been plucked quite enough.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 45% more DOOM! at November 17, 2012 06:24 PM (fCMdQ)

8 Racoons are cute from a distance, but they really are pains in the neck and kind of scary up close and personal. We visited Vancouver BC and there's a restaurant in Stanley Park (that big old growth forest in the city) where we had lunch. Practically had to dodge dozens of racoons roaming around the place. And that was in the daytime.

Posted by: Y-not at November 17, 2012 06:24 PM (5H6zj)

9 UCLA just blocked USC's FG attempt. Looks like they will hold on to win.

Posted by: Y-not at November 17, 2012 06:25 PM (5H6zj)

10 like the nice new thread smell here



Posted by: jen Kloggerstiein from Battlewagon, Vermont whose lady parts smell like a sock at November 17, 2012 06:25 PM (2CiZb)

11 I was actually expecting London Boys. The setup was there.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 17, 2012 06:25 PM (GEICT)

12
If you hadn't heard, 2012 elections are over.


Chicken has been plucked quite enough.


But I'm not done yet! I Must Be Heard!

Posted by: Conservative Recriminations at November 17, 2012 06:25 PM (bmBLU)

13 who knew raccoons were Democrats

Posted by: chemjeff-husker at November 17, 2012 06:26 PM (d/5qf)

14 Racoons are nothing but big shitrats.

Posted by: Jim Lahey at November 17, 2012 06:26 PM (Ohhk6)

15 Just how open is this thread🎅

Posted by: West Virginia at November 17, 2012 06:26 PM (nw0Vt)

16 Well. That's not creepy.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 17, 2012 06:27 PM (Gk3SS)

17 Nativist/Socon scum!

Posted by: Mega at November 17, 2012 06:28 PM (BuSM8)

18 A unicorn would never do anything like that.

Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 06:29 PM (kpCLl)

19 Nativist/Socon scum!
Posted by: Mega at November 17, 2012 06:28 PM (BuSM

TruCon!!!

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 45% more DOOM! at November 17, 2012 06:29 PM (fCMdQ)

20 A unicorn would never do anything like that.


Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 06:29 PM (kpCLl)


Of course not. Stabby is far more stealthy than that.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 17, 2012 06:29 PM (Gk3SS)

21 16 Well. That's not creepy.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 17, 2012 06:27 PM (Gk3SS)



THE OUTSIDE!!!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 17, 2012 06:30 PM (GEICT)

22 A unicorn couldn't fit his horn through a dog door, Peaches.

Posted by: Y-not at November 17, 2012 06:30 PM (5H6zj)

23 Coons?

Coons?


raaaaaaaaaaaaaa sssssssssssss iiiiiiiiiiiiii ttttttttttttttttttttt !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted by: Moron #3 at November 17, 2012 06:30 PM (2CiZb)

24 17 Nativist/Socon scum!
Posted by: Mega at November 17, 2012 06:28 PM (BuSM

You left out Nazi/Facist

Posted by: BignJames at November 17, 2012 06:30 PM (XFOvX)

25 Oldsailor had a funny joke about elks on the last thread just before it died.

Posted by: Y-not at November 17, 2012 06:30 PM (5H6zj)

26 I once pissed on a racoon, we were hanging out bbq-ing =getting shit faced and a racoon was so bold as to sneak up and steal food out of the trash. I got up to spook him, didn't work...so I whipped it out. And of course my monster's death spray sent the varmint running. haven't seen the prick yet in two years.

Hey ya'll, I'm kind of back..still sick about shit. but you know...

Posted by: dananjcon at November 17, 2012 06:31 PM (xuZ4L)

27 but, what if it was a raccoon with a clown face?

Posted by: chemjeff-husker at November 17, 2012 06:31 PM (d/5qf)

28 Is that the real Nativist/SoCon scum troll, or is it an imposter? Because I really don't care for that N/SC scum guy. An imposter, I am okay with.

Posted by: mama winger, stranger in a strange land at November 17, 2012 06:31 PM (P6QsQ)

29 Y-not, what kind of exotic Thanksgiving feast are you doing this year?

Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 06:32 PM (kpCLl)

30
8Racoons are cute from a distance, but they really are pains in the neck and kind of scary up close and personal.

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Yeah they can be really aggressive, Y-not.
If they have found food in an area...then they consider that 'their territory', and will attack anyone that seems the slightest bit threatening.

If you stand up to them, and look like you're a formidable opponent...then they will quicklystart acting all pitiful, like you're the one who started it.
Racoons are good actors.

There are more Racoons alive today...in and around urban areas...than there would be naturally, if there were not humans living in those areas.


Posted by: wheatie at November 17, 2012 06:33 PM (ICEh3)

31 So republicans in congress were the votes which allowed the civil rights act, among others, to pass over heavy democratic opposition. Now the democrats get ~90% of the black vote. Tell me how amnesty will make Hispanics love the party of stupid again.

Posted by: Exasperated Expat at November 17, 2012 06:33 PM (gkfSV)

32 A unicorn would never do anything like that.

Because they suck.
Griffins!

Posted by: garrett at November 17, 2012 06:33 PM (j3VzN)

33 We used to live on 11 acres in the woods. The raccoons would come to our patio door every evening about sundown, and beg for dog food. I don't know why. I think it might have been the fact that every evening about sundown we gave them dog food.

Posted by: mama winger, stranger in a strange land at November 17, 2012 06:33 PM (P6QsQ)

34 So, are you implying in the typical incoherent fashion of a non-law school graduate that all raccoons, which by the way I'll try to impress you by noting that they are the species P. lotor and of the genus Procyon, are thieves?

Posted by: Beff J. at November 17, 2012 06:34 PM (Yhu4q)

35 Haha, USC sucks!!!

Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 06:34 PM (kpCLl)

36 THE OUTSIDE!!!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 17, 2012 06:30 PM (GEICT)


You see how I'm right about The Outside?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 17, 2012 06:34 PM (Gk3SS)

37 I saw a raccoon in the front yard two weeks ago.

Posted by: rdbrewer at November 17, 2012 06:35 PM (Iyg03)

38 I'm supposed to be working. I'm not working. I'm sick of working. I hate November.

Posted by: mama winger, stranger in a strange land at November 17, 2012 06:35 PM (P6QsQ)

39 ever notice how the Christmas ads begin earlier and earlier each year?

Posted by: Avi at November 17, 2012 06:36 PM (40anC)

40 I had a raccoon come in the doggie door. I thought it was just too too cool. My dog was outrageously outraged, however. I'm not sure if the coon ever did stop running.

Posted by: Beautiful Loser at November 17, 2012 06:36 PM (OQpzc)

41 I seem to remember raccoons are in the bear family but then I forget college.
The aggressive ones will not back down like other small animals and some are rabid so they are indeed a problem despite being cute. Can't really be trained as pets either from what I hear.....Wait a minute...they are like modern wimmens!

Posted by: Daybrother at November 17, 2012 06:36 PM (+paCV)

42 I think it might have been the fact that every evening about sundown we gave them dog food.


Posted by: at November 17, 2012 06:33 PM (P6QsQ)

**Don't feed em' Mama...piss on them! Mark your territory!

Posted by: dananjcon at November 17, 2012 06:37 PM (xuZ4L)

43 Tell me how amnesty will make Hispanics love the party of stupid again.
Posted by: Exasperated Expat at November 17, 2012 06:33 PM (gkfSV)

It won't since for every 4 they bring in, 3 will be democ-rats


Has anyone checked out the socialism south of the Rio Grande all the way south to Tierra Del Fuego??



Posted by: Moron #3 at November 17, 2012 06:37 PM (2CiZb)

44 >>29
Y-not, what kind of exotic Thanksgiving feast are you doing this year?

We're traditionalists for T-day (except for doing a turducken one year - I was not impressed). Only variation this year is - you'll all tease the shit out of me - we've ordered a fresh, brined turkey from... Williams-Sonoma. Reason was I wanted something really easy for a pared down, easy meal this year as we'll be headed up to Boise for two days to pick up our puppy right after T-day. So I think it'll just be a turkey, dressing, gravy, creamed onions (traditional thing for us) and peas. I figure the brining (which I'm too lazy to do myself with such a big bird) will make the roasting a little less labor intensive.


Welcome back, dananjcon.

Posted by: Y-not at November 17, 2012 06:37 PM (5H6zj)

45 I ate one once. Tasted like raccoon.

Posted by: Daybrother at November 17, 2012 06:37 PM (+paCV)

46
I saw a raccoon in the front yard two weeks ago.

Raccoon In Name Only!

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at November 17, 2012 06:38 PM (bmBLU)

47 36 THE OUTSIDE!!!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 17, 2012 06:30 PM (GEICT)

You see how I'm right about The Outside?
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 17, 2012 06:34 PM (Gk3SS)



Yes dear leader of Alextopia.



Btw, my autocorrect capitalizes "Alextopia".

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 17, 2012 06:38 PM (GEICT)

48 ever notice how the Christmas ads begin earlier and earlier each year?

Posted by: Avi at November 17, 2012 06:36 PM (40anC)

Before Halloween this year. Irks the shit out of me but, hey, what doesn't?

Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 06:38 PM (kpCLl)

49 40 I had a raccoon come in the doggie door. I thought it was just too too cool. My dog was outrageously outraged, however. I'm not sure if the coon ever did stop running.
Posted by: Beautiful Loser at November 17, 2012 06:36 PM (OQpzc)

Read a story a few years back where a bobcat blasted thru a guys pet door.

Posted by: BignJames at November 17, 2012 06:38 PM (XFOvX)

50 My dad's pet raccoon, the neighbor's Jack Russell and the neighbor had a chase around the clothesline pole one Thanksgiving. It was the funniest thing I have ever seen in my life and resulted in the raccoon's banishment to my cousin's home in the country.

Posted by: huerfano at November 17, 2012 06:38 PM (bAGA/)

51 >>ever notice how the Christmas ads begin earlier and earlier each year?

I think the ones out now are for Christmas 2013

Posted by: Albie Damned at November 17, 2012 06:38 PM (Yhu4q)

52 I saw a racoon drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's,

And his hair was perfect.

Posted by: WalrusRex at November 17, 2012 06:39 PM (VlXYw)

53 37
I saw a raccoon in the front yard two weeks ago.


Posted by: rdbrewer at November 17, 2012 06:35 PM (Iyg03)
**Ain't sen one in two years...piss. on. them.

Posted by: dananjcon at November 17, 2012 06:39 PM (xuZ4L)

54 I also hate Swedes.


That is all.

Posted by: mama winger, stranger in a strange land at November 17, 2012 06:39 PM (P6QsQ)

55 we've ordered a fresh, brined turkey from... Williams-Sonoma.

Hahahahaha!! Just kidding, I'm sure it will be wonderful. I thought you went for the exotic stuff, is that at Christmas or have I finally lost what's left of my mind?

Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 06:39 PM (kpCLl)

56 Before Halloween this year. Irks the shit out of me but, hey, what doesn't?

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My outrage meter has been at eleventy for the last four years.

Posted by: WalrusRex at November 17, 2012 06:40 PM (VlXYw)

57 I thought you went for the exotic stuff, is that at Christmas
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Yeah, we try to do something different each Christmas. I don't have a plan yet! Perhaps raccoon?

Posted by: Y-not at November 17, 2012 06:41 PM (5H6zj)

58 VERY gloomy here today. So glad we put the tree up early.

Posted by: Y-not at November 17, 2012 06:42 PM (5H6zj)

59 There are more Racoons alive today...in and around
urban areas...than there would be naturally, if there were not humans
living in those areas.




Posted by: wheatie at November 17, 2012 06:33 PM (ICEh3)

Racoons and coyotes love the people places.

Posted by: CharleSays at November 17, 2012 06:42 PM (2aJHq)

60 My outrage meter has been at eleventy for the last four years.


Posted by: WalrusRex at November 17, 2012 06:40 PM (VlXYw)

Redline is the new normal.

Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 06:43 PM (kpCLl)

61 Heck, I didn't realize Jim Mora was coaching for UCLA now.

Posted by: Y-not at November 17, 2012 06:43 PM (5H6zj)

62 30 There are more Racoons alive today...in and around urban areas...than there would be naturally, if there were not humans living in those areas.


Posted by: wheatie at November 17, 2012 06:33 PM (ICEh3)


May the Republicans can try an outreach to get their votes.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 17, 2012 06:43 PM (XkWWK)

63 BBQ Raccoon

http://tinyurl.com/of344

Posted by: chemjeff-husker at November 17, 2012 06:43 PM (d/5qf)

64 Or maybe dog in honor of our asshole POTUS.

Posted by: Y-not at November 17, 2012 06:44 PM (5H6zj)

65 62 MayBE...

Sheesh.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 17, 2012 06:44 PM (XkWWK)

66 I don't really mind the ads and the music. Retailers have one shot at doing better than break-even, and that shot is holiday shoppers. They need to get people in the mood to buy, or their bottom line is going to stink. They don't call it Black Friday for nothin'. Not so much the major chains but the smaller local stores. If they need to play music to get their cash registers rolling, I don't begrudge them that. I would hate to be a retail store owner this year.

Posted by: mama winger, stranger in a strange land at November 17, 2012 06:44 PM (P6QsQ)

67
Rackcoons? Racist bastards!

Posted by: Joe Biden at November 17, 2012 06:44 PM (lDWQr)

68 Nah, I couldn't.

Posted by: Y-not at November 17, 2012 06:44 PM (5H6zj)

69 48 We live in a military town, so I used to be able to rationalize the oh-so-early Christmas decorations and such as making sure Daddy or Mommy got to have a Christmas of some sort before deploying.
Of course, now that it's bled over into Halloween, and it seems to be nationwide...it's just annoying.

Posted by: antisocialist at November 17, 2012 06:44 PM (j/nZn)

70 My Fighting Irish--38. Wake Forest--0. Bring on USC!

Posted by: Palandine at November 17, 2012 06:44 PM (g7D8V)

71 I hate those cocksuckers almost as much as Samsquanches.


Posted by: Bubbles at November 17, 2012 06:21 PM (Ohhk6)

I get possum, racoons, squirrels, owls, hawks, bats and an occasional turkey and deer around my house but I hate skunks as much as you hate Samsquanches.Luckily I only hear coyotes in the distance.

Posted by: YIKES! at November 17, 2012 06:44 PM (1PE/J)

72 Welcome back, dananjcon.


Posted by: Y-not at November 17, 2012 06:37 PM (5H6zj)

Thanks Y...still freaked. Never considered this shit..my boss is already making cuts. My wife is a diabetic, her doctor is retiring now...don't know if the new plan is gonna be sufficient. Boo fuckin hoo, may have to start pumpin gas at night.

Posted by: dananjcon at November 17, 2012 06:44 PM (xuZ4L)

73 well, time for dinner
time to order Papa John's

Posted by: chemjeff-husker at November 17, 2012 06:44 PM (d/5qf)

74 Yes dear leader of Alextopia.







Btw, my autocorrect capitalizes "Alextopia".

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 17, 2012 06:38 PM (GEICT)


I think it's funnier that your autocorrect recognizes alextopia.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 17, 2012 06:44 PM (Gk3SS)

75 Raccoons are creepily intelligent with their little hands and bad attitude. They used to make surgical incisions in my dad's garbage and leave the bones in a pile. Maybe a couple million years from The Planet of the Raccoons.

Posted by: Beagle at November 17, 2012 06:44 PM (sOtz/)

76 Yeah, we try to do something different each Christmas. I don't have a plan yet! Perhaps raccoon?


Posted by: Y-not at November 17, 2012 06:41 PM (5H6zj)

I dunno, Y-not, I think this might be the Year of the Hobo . . . you haven't done that one yet, have you? Maybe W-S will brine one and put it in the catalog.

Okay, now I am cracking myself up. So sad.

Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 06:45 PM (kpCLl)

77
59...Racoons and coyotes love the people places.

Yeah they do. And opossums too.

Posted by: wheatie at November 17, 2012 06:45 PM (ICEh3)

78 The best way to combat a raccoon infestation? Booby traps.

Just make sure that the traps are fool proof or they'll turn them against you.

Posted by: Fritz at November 17, 2012 06:45 PM (mqdAz)

79 I gotta racoon in my pants and its out. of. CONTROL!!

Posted by: dananjcon at November 17, 2012 06:46 PM (xuZ4L)

80 The best way to combat a raccoon infestation? Booby traps.

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Raccoons like boobys?

Posted by: mama winger, stranger in a strange land at November 17, 2012 06:46 PM (P6QsQ)

81 May the Republicans can try an outreach to get their votes.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 17, 2012 06:43 PM




Raccoons are Socons and nativists. Bastards. Real republicans hate them.

Posted by: mega-douche at November 17, 2012 06:46 PM (bAGA/)

82 F*cking cheeseheads. OT sucks.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at November 17, 2012 06:47 PM (qnwgE)

83 If we expect to get the raccoon vote in 2014, we need to reach out across the aisle and leave the lids of our trashcans.

Posted by: WalrusRex at November 17, 2012 06:48 PM (VlXYw)

84 That rug really tied the room together.

Posted by: MFM at November 17, 2012 06:48 PM (/1U3u)

85 CharlieBrown'sDildo, if you are still around...

You put up a response to me in the last thread about the complexity of the ORCA project, essentially saying that it was fairly complex.

I disagree with the complexity based on my experience with truly complex integration projects bringing together very different datasets for stuff like integrated HR sites.

But, that is really beside the point. The failure of ORCA was a foregone conclusion due to their total failure to test it.

If they didn't stress test the app, then they had no idea how much traffic their infrastructure could handle, so they had no idea how to scale it. They were guessing... with an absolutely CANNOT fail application.

It would be a different discussion if they left the old hand-process in place and used ORCA to supplement, but they went all in.

Even if ORCA was complex and difficult, that just makes the sin of failing to validate it with their target audience that much worse.

Dead horse, I know. But that damn thing may have been the deciding factor in the election.

Posted by: sdavis at November 17, 2012 06:48 PM (njVMI)

86 >>I dunno, Y-not, I think this might be the Year of the Hobo . . . you
haven't done that one yet, have you? Maybe W-S will brine one and put it
in the catalog.

Not brined. Hobos are generally pickled.
At least the quality ones are.

Posted by: antisocialist at November 17, 2012 06:48 PM (j/nZn)

87 Fill in the blank.....How many (blank) does it take to eat possum?

Posted by: BignJames at November 17, 2012 06:48 PM (XFOvX)

88 Raccoons are definately lib democrats....they both sneak around in the dark, stealing things from people who work and don't care about the mess they leave behind because they know someone is going to clean up their mess...they feel entitled to break in to your attic and make their own and don't care about the noise they make humping....and when you confront them they make a wild hissing noise at you....kinda of sounds like "raaaaccciiisssttttttttttttsssss"....just saying...

Posted by: bayway48 at November 17, 2012 06:48 PM (FzYtL)

89 Wait till the ex union Hostess employees find out that unemployment will barely cover the insurance policy they must buy.

Posted by: Whatev at November 17, 2012 06:48 PM (2t6Gz)

90 I thought racoons were democ-rats, It is not like they ever pay for anything

do racoons pay for birth control? no? see!




1

Posted by: Moron #3 at November 17, 2012 06:49 PM (2CiZb)

91 I think this might be the Year of the Hobo

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The problem with having hobo for Thanksgiving is that they take forever to clean.

Posted by: WalrusRex at November 17, 2012 06:49 PM (VlXYw)

92 I dunno, Y-not, I think this might be the Year of the Hobo . . . you
haven't done that one yet, have you? Maybe W-S will brine one and put it
in the catalog.
--
That's a good idea!

Alternatively, maybe we can snag the neighbor's chickens that run loose in our neighborhood.

Posted by: Y-not at November 17, 2012 06:50 PM (5H6zj)

93 Sock. Fail.

Posted by: Golan Globus at November 17, 2012 06:50 PM (/1U3u)

94 Piss on them.

Posted by: dananjcon at November 17, 2012 06:50 PM (xuZ4L)

95 Fill in the blank.....How many (blank) does it take to eat possum?

I'll take "generations of inbreeding" for $200, Alex!

Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 06:51 PM (kpCLl)

96 31 So republicans in congress were the votes which allowed the civil rights act, among others, to pass over heavy democratic opposition. Now the democrats get ~90% of the black vote. Tell me how amnesty will make Hispanics love the party of stupid again.
Posted by: Exasperated Expat at November 17, 2012 06:33 PM (gkfSV)


Oh, it's very simple, see. We identify a portion of the electorate that will allow us more latitude in increasing the scope of government, and in turn, our own personal power. Then we expand that part of the electorate.

When the voters want the wrong things, my boy, it's time to get a better class of voters!

Posted by: Truman North, last of the famous international playboys at November 17, 2012 06:52 PM (I2LwF)

97 >>still freaked. Never considered this shit..my boss is already making cuts.

My husband is in upper management at a major employer (5,000+ I think). They spent most of their last meeting deciding how many positions they'll have to cut b/c of ACA. Could be in the hundreds.

We both took it really hard, but in a way I think it's harder on him b/c he knows there are folks who are really going to be hurting next year. And, of course, in our case (being in Utah) they probably weren't even stupid enough to vote for Obama.

Posted by: Y-not at November 17, 2012 06:54 PM (5H6zj)

98 Ever notice who is not disputing Petraeus' statement that the CIA brief was altered? DoD and his replacement are silent. Not denying it.

Who is still complaining? State and the White House. That means Donilon, Clinton and the JEF. Hmmmmm. Guess they altered the statement.

But enough with who altered a statement to make it false. That's just a statement, the bigger issues remain.

-what were they doing in Benghazi (CIA secret prison)

-who denied Amb Steven's request for security (State)

-Who denied requests for help during attack
(JEF)

-How come no one has heard from the 30+ personnel saved by Woods and Smith

- Why wasn't AFRICOM on alert on Sept 11th? (DoD)

I am glad the press is interested in the statement. But it is hardly the biggest problem with Benghazi










Posted by: thunderb at November 17, 2012 06:54 PM (Dnbau)

99 >>Not brined. Hobos are generally pickled.

LOL

Posted by: Y-not at November 17, 2012 06:55 PM (5H6zj)

100 How come no one has heard from the 30+ personnel saved by Woods and Smith


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This is a mystery, yes.

Posted by: mama winger, stranger in a strange land at November 17, 2012 06:56 PM (P6QsQ)

101 time to order Papa John's
Posted by: chemjeff-husker at November 17, 2012 06:44 PM (d/5qf)Had the double bacon and six cheese special last night. I'm down with the cause.

Posted by: Beautiful Loser at November 17, 2012 06:56 PM (OQpzc)

102 Used to feed raccoons at the back door on occasion.

Learned that they carry a disease that crosses the species barrier which can infect humans and cause permanent brain damage.

We now actively discourage them from coming anywhere on the property.

Posted by: torquewrench at November 17, 2012 06:57 PM (ymG7s)

103 For those doing Facebook purges of lefties, I suggest leaving a few on for information gathering.

Think of it as watching game films of your opponent, or Patton reading Rommel's book

Posted by: kbdabear at November 17, 2012 06:58 PM (wwsoB)

104
Ever have a dead racoon in your attic? It was summer and very hot. Not pretty at all. I bribed our gardener with $20.00 and a six pack of beer to go up and hefty bag it.
Bless him.

Posted by: Cheri at November 17, 2012 06:58 PM (EAgmr)

105 This dude's cursing is epic. He's fun to follow as he takes down the terrorist-lovers. He's gotta be a moron:

Alo Konsen
‏@akonsen





I know history.

Other than your impotent cursing, you venomous fucking douchecanoe, have you got anything relevant to offer?


Posted by: Y-not at November 17, 2012 06:59 PM (5H6zj)

106 time to order Papa John's
Posted by:
chemjeff-husker at November 17, 2012 06:44 PM (d/5qf)Had the double
bacon and six cheese special last night. I'm down with the cause.

Posted by: Beautiful Loser at November 17, 2012 06:56 PM (OQpzc)

Just finished munching on some myself. Om nom nom.



Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 17, 2012 06:59 PM (Gk3SS)

107 Kari Byron from Mythbusters. Discuss.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at November 17, 2012 06:59 PM (6JMZR)

108 I'll take "generations of inbreeding" for $200, Alex!
Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 06:51 PM (kpCLl)

I screwed that up....surprise!......fill in the blank with whoever you want to denigrate....and the awnser is 2......1 to eat and 1 to watch for cars.

Posted by: BignJames at November 17, 2012 06:59 PM (XFOvX)

109 Learned that they carry a disease that crosses the species barrier which can infect humans and >>cause permanent brain damage<<


That seals it. They're libs.

Posted by: Y-not at November 17, 2012 07:00 PM (5H6zj)

110 We went camping this summer, and while unpacking, I set our cooler on the campsite picnic table. I went next door to our friends' site for about 5 minutes, and when I came back, a pair of coons were chewing on a 1/2 gallon bottle of milk under the table. They had opened the cooler lid, pulled out the unopened bottle, and chewed through the plastic to drink the milk Somehow I doubt this was the first cooler they'd opened.

Posted by: Chris M at November 17, 2012 07:00 PM (4lyMJ)

111 BREAKING NEWS...

Randy Quaid, wife killed by Predator Drone...

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at November 17, 2012 07:00 PM (BuSM8)

112 -How come no one has heard from the 30+ personnel saved by Woods and Smith

That right there is the money question.

Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 07:01 PM (kpCLl)

113 There's an Alo Konson who has a blog at brainshavings dot com. Last I checked he was in northeast Ohio.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at November 17, 2012 07:02 PM (uiI1p)

114 Laughing at Walmart clerks threatening to walk out or "strike" on Black Friday

Good luck with your last check on the following Friday. It's not like they have to replace engineers or network technicians

But what the hell, Let It Burn

Posted by: kbdabear at November 17, 2012 07:03 PM (wwsoB)

115
We now actively discourage them from coming anywhere on the property.



Posted by: torquewrench at November 17, 2012 06:57 PM (ymG7s)

Piss. On. Them. Unless they are liberal racoons on fire...then let em' burn.

Posted by: dananjcon at November 17, 2012 07:03 PM (xuZ4L)

116 38 thunderb

I think I know what happened. Apparently Patreus, Allen, the mayor of Tampa, and a distinguished admiral were tending to much more pressing matters like coordinating with social liaison Jill Kelley on preventing a local disc jockey named Bubba the Love Sponge from deep frying a Koran. I wish I were kidding.

Posted by: just L at November 17, 2012 07:04 PM (0PiQ4)

117
@97 Posted by: Y-not at November 17, 2012 06:54 PM (5H6zj)

Had a similiar meeting this week myself.We were going to close some of the US subsidiaries in anycase and consolidate with the new acquisitions, but that all got put on hold. Thanks to the class action lawsuit by, not our customers, buta NYC law firm who has been vague as to what action entails, we will be making those closures NOW. Juse love those money hungry lawyers. heh.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at November 17, 2012 07:04 PM (qnwgE)

118
Thanks for the Papa Jon's idea....yummy.

30+ people. Someone at some point has got to talk.

Posted by: Cheri at November 17, 2012 07:05 PM (EAgmr)

119 liberal racoons-redundant.

Posted by: dananjcon at November 17, 2012 07:05 PM (xuZ4L)

120 thanks for the funny video rdbrewer

Posted by: just L at November 17, 2012 07:06 PM (0PiQ4)

121
112 98 -How come no one has heard from the 30+ personnel saved by Woods and Smith


That right there is the money question.

--------

Yeah, it really is.
I've wondered the same thing.

Jennifer Griffin has apparently talked to at least one of them...from what she said about her "source on the ground" as to what happened that night.

Posted by: wheatie at November 17, 2012 07:06 PM (ICEh3)

122 Heheh...its a good thing I kicked my Suzy-Q-munchie habit 20years ago.


Posted by: dananjcon at November 17, 2012 07:07 PM (xuZ4L)

123 my guess is that the 30+ personnel rescued by Smith and Woods were CIA and have been ordered not to talk

That too many people not to leak.

However they may have a strong incentive not to talk. Remember when the JEF said he would prosecute CIA personnel for using enhanced interrogation methods? Remember he signed an executive order making CIA secret prisons for interrogations illegal by executive order?

I think they were operating a secret CIA prison and interrogating jihadis there, just like that Broadwell dame said in Denver.

I think the JEF knew all about it and ordered it. And I believe he has let it be known he will throw them under the bus and in jail if they talk.

I hope several of them pull an Allen West and do the right thing.

Posted by: thunderb at November 17, 2012 07:07 PM (Dnbau)

124 LSU v Ole Miss is tied and pretty exciting.

Posted by: Y-not at November 17, 2012 07:07 PM (5H6zj)

125
I think it's funnier that your autocorrect recognizes alextopia.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 17, 2012 06:44 PM (Gk3SS)




Has for a while. I just kept forgetting to tell you.



Posted by: kbdabear at November 17, 2012 06:58 PM (wwsoB)



Had one make a snarky comment to me about being jealous of union wages and I should head down to the local hall. I responded why should I take a pay cut and union jobs were disappearing. No response.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 17, 2012 07:08 PM (GEICT)

126
Hobojerky @ #4:

THIS is the kind of populism I can get behind.

Wow. Why the hell didn't they bring this up two freaking months ago?

Ten bucks says the dems will be against it, or will so water it down that it's meaningless....like forming an extra judicial copyright commission, copyright czar, and of course we'll hear from all the starving Hollywood stars n' starlets that can barely afford to gas up their fleets of Bentleys, and have Wagu Beef flown in from Hokaido for their tea cup poodles.

Everyone should read the link Hobo posted. This is good stuff.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at November 17, 2012 07:09 PM (L7hol)

127 Can't wait for the Drudge headlines about Black Friday shoppers getting trampled to death. That will certainly cheer me up

Posted by: just L at November 17, 2012 07:09 PM (0PiQ4)

128 dananjcon, good to see you again and you are on the prayer list . . . worse comes to worst we have to very seriously consider a moron compound somewhere in a red state. I'd be there in a heartbeat. I would pony up for the down. I am dead serious about this. All I want to do is live out the rest of my days with people I like and respect.

Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 07:10 PM (kpCLl)

129 You know, that Jill Kelley sure has some nice breasts

Posted by: Sam Bass at November 17, 2012 07:10 PM (wwsoB)

130
Posted by: dananjcon at November 17, 2012 07:03 PM (xuZ4L)

dananjcon,
I think you're lucky that Racoon didn't jump up and bite your dick.

Maybe the Racoons in your area are more gentle...but the ones we get out here in OK are rangey and mean.

Posted by: wheatie at November 17, 2012 07:11 PM (ICEh3)

131 So Peaches what about your Thanksgiving plans? Are you traveling or staying home?

Posted by: Y-not at November 17, 2012 07:11 PM (5H6zj)

132 I had a family of raccoons in my chimney once. Had to spend big bucks to have them trapped. Guy got the mother and then 2 days later the young ones were coming down the basement fireplace. So he came back and got those, too.

I have a wire mesh covering on my chimney, now.

Posted by: Miss Marple at November 17, 2012 07:12 PM (GoIUi)

133 When Mrs. Skookumchuk and I were first married back in the early Ordovician, I took her camping, left some food in an unlatched cooler and we woke around 3AM to the sound of several screaming raccoons fighting over a loaf of bread. This soured Mrs. Skookumchuk on camping for some time...

Posted by: Skookumchuk at November 17, 2012 07:13 PM (0Db2g)

134 My seester has proposed a hugely unselfish plan, which we are going with. She's gonna bomb down to the dadster's on Wed., then drive him up to my favorite French restaurant half-way and then go back to his place in SD and spend another night. All I have to do is slog from LA to Dana Point and back. I owe her huge for this.

Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 07:13 PM (kpCLl)

135 You know, that Jill Kelley sure has some nice breasts

Posted by: Sam Bass at November 17, 2012 07:10 PM (wwsoB)

-------------

The best money can buy.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 17, 2012 07:14 PM (2KBjW)

136 You know, that Jill Kelley sure has some nice breasts



Posted by: Sam Bass at November 17, 2012 07:10 PM (wwsoB)

Definitely big 'uns, but unholstered, who knows? They could be pretty creepy.

Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 07:15 PM (kpCLl)

137 >>134
My seester has proposed a hugely unselfish plan, which we are going with.

That sounds great!

I was toying with doing the restaurant thing this year, but husband's great joy is spending Thursday watching football while eating leftovers (we make the bird on Wednesday).

Posted by: Y-not at November 17, 2012 07:16 PM (5H6zj)

138 116 I blame Hulk Hogan.

If Hulk Hogan hadn't banged that guy's wife on camera, DoD and CIA would've never involved themselves in Quran burning.

Posted by: The Q at November 17, 2012 07:16 PM (w4fEE)

139 OK, food talk is necessitating I find some food. Later 'rons!

Posted by: Y-not at November 17, 2012 07:16 PM (5H6zj)

140 Sam Bass

They are certainly fake. does that matter?

Posted by: just L at November 17, 2012 07:16 PM (0PiQ4)

141

The eyeglass commercial of the lady calling her kitty in but a raccoon waddles in her house instead still cracks me up.

Posted by: YIKES! at November 17, 2012 07:17 PM (1PE/J)

142 Went to Superwalmart for Thanksgiving stuff today. There were no Oatmeal Debbies. Not ary a damn one. Or oysters. Racoons?

Posted by: EROWMER at November 17, 2012 07:17 PM (kxlCQ)

143 The only real drawback of a restaurant feast is no leftovers. It's a very big drawback, however.

Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 07:17 PM (kpCLl)

144 Oh, good, an open thread so I can share my good news! I mentioned on Election Day that our station wagon got sideswiped by a semi. Still haven't gotten word on the truck company fixing in (scared to drive it beyond the nearest town to a body shop for estimates without a second car as backup).

Well, we got the second car today. It's a 2005 Crown Vic P71, and as soon as I drove it, I fell in love. The handling is incredible! It's more like wearing a car than driving it, and I can even reach the pedals easily -- a wonderful thing when you're only 5'2"!

I could rave about it for pages, but will settle for sharing happy news for now.

Posted by: Empire1 at November 17, 2012 07:18 PM (Dptfj)

145 The rabies thing about raccoons is such that the Tx Dept of State Health Svcs prohibits the transport of raccoons by anyone other than:
peace officers
special contractors (local gov't, state, or fed)
zoos
permitted educators and rehabilitators (permitted by Tx Parks and Wildlife)
licensed pest control operators
and all transport for release is limited to no more than 10 miles from where caught or 10 miles from the city limits.
Violaters are subject to a Class C Misdemeanor.

You can hunt the varmits, though, limit is one per day.

My friendmay or may not have, on his own initiative, trapped about a half dozen different bandits in his attic over three winters and transported them for release beyond the 10 mile radius, all the while blissfully unaware that he was egaging in criminal behavior against the state. He finally got tired of his attic being the Holiday Inn for raccoons, found the opening. and boarded it up.

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 17, 2012 07:18 PM (BAS5M)

146
I had a family of raccoons in my chimney once. Had to spend big bucks to
have them trapped. Guy got the mother and then 2 days later the young
ones were coming down the basement fireplace. So he came back and got
those, too.

I have a wire mesh covering on my chimney, now.


Posted by: Miss Marple at November 17, 2012 07:12 PM (GoIUi)

Your lucky.I had skunks living under my house.

Posted by: YIKES! at November 17, 2012 07:19 PM (1PE/J)

147 I could rave about it for pages, but will settle for sharing happy news for now.


Posted by: Empire1 at November 17, 2012 07:18 PM (Dptfj)

Cool!!! Is it still black white? Still got the lights and sirens? I would have such a load of innocent fun with that . . .

Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 07:19 PM (kpCLl)

148 The eyeglass commercial of the lady calling her kitty in but a raccoon waddles in her house instead still cracks me up.
Posted by: YIKES! at November 17, 2012 07:17 PM (1PE/J)

-----------------

It's funny, but also horrifying to me. When I was about ten, a kid at my school was bit by a racoon and had to have rabies shots, which led to much research about rabies and a lot of listening wide-eyed to this kid telling about how painful the shots were.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 17, 2012 07:20 PM (2KBjW)

149 I had a nuisance raccoon once.....the county animal control officer told me I couldn't trap it and relocate it because of possible rabies....I asked what I could do.....he said "shoot, shovel, silence....but you didn't hear it from me"

Posted by: BignJames at November 17, 2012 07:23 PM (XFOvX)

150 Holiday Inn for raccoons, found the opening. and boarded it up.
Posted by: Count de Monet at November 17, 2012 07:18 PM (BAS5M)

The Tx dept. of health can pound sand. I will interact with raccoons as I see fit. I hate statists of all stripes.

Posted by: Beautiful Loser at November 17, 2012 07:25 PM (OQpzc)

151 LSU!!!! woot!

Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 07:26 PM (kpCLl)

152 My absolute favorite car ever was a Lincoln Continental, dark red, which we purchased used for a song back in the ,id 80's. I believe it was a 1982.

It was loaded with everything: red leather seats with electric adjustment including one which supported the small of your back. Super radio and cd player (before CD's). Electric mirror adjustment. Coded keyboard for opening door without the key. Got pretty good gas mileage.

I drove that thing until 1991, when we traded it in for a Ford Explorer, my second favorite car I drove the Explorer (purchased the night that we began bombing Baghdad in the Gulf War) until after the invasion of Baghdad in 2002. We called it the War Wagon.

Posted by: Miss Marple at November 17, 2012 07:27 PM (GoIUi)

153 Raccoons have a 4 inch penis bone (baculum), which is present in most mammals, except humans.

Many penis bones are straight, but the raccoon's penis bone is curved and hooks into the pelvis of the female during intercourse. A southern custom says that, if a man wants to win a woman's heart, he should boil a raccoon penis bone, tie it to a string, and give it to his sweetheart as a necklace.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/a2on7xb

I now know what my girlfriends are getting for Christmas presents.

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 17, 2012 07:27 PM (BAS5M)

154 Wheatie,,,my dick scared that rat away..Duh.

Peaches, thanks for the well wishes but my wife will never leave her mom (Nona), who at this point is dependent on the state. And me personally, I do very well however we've been teetering into falling into personal recession..and I'm sure thats what they want. I still have a few dollars saved (haven't contributed into my IRA in two years) but fortunately I should be able to make a few bucks on my house; do to a smart investment in the 90's. Shit...I'm ready To GO!!! Wagons Forward! Saddle up Nona!!


Posted by: dananjcon at November 17, 2012 07:28 PM (xuZ4L)

155 The Tx dept. of health can pound sand. I will interact with raccoons as I see fit. I hate statists of all stripes.
Posted by: Beautiful Loser at November 17, 2012 07:25 PM (OQpzc)


Let me be clear, the feeling is mutual.

Posted by: King Barack I, Lion of Hyde Park, Keeper of the Holy Sites of Harvard and Punahou at November 17, 2012 07:29 PM (4XbNR)

156 This whole rabies thing is as bad as global warming. By the time they can transfer rabies they are about a few days from dying from rabies.

From the paranoia about rabies you'd think they had a 100% infection rate. Imagine what the infection rate is for hepatitis and the people making big macs.

Posted by: Beautiful Loser at November 17, 2012 07:30 PM (OQpzc)

157

Racoons made interesting hats.

Posted by: Daniel Boone at November 17, 2012 07:30 PM (1PE/J)

158 About six jobs ago I went camping with some cow-orkers and, long story short, spent the night outside the tent [not-impressed face] and when I finally managed to doze a little in my chair, was scared shitless by a raccoon who opened our cooler, rummaged around for awhile, then wandered back off.

In the morning we discovered that he took the marshmallows and left the raw vegetables some asshole's stupid girlfriend had brought (and then ate our junk food. bitch.).

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at November 17, 2012 07:31 PM (hO8IJ)

159 dananjcon, 154,
Sometimes ya gotta saddle up the oldsters. She will miss her friends and might need more attention from you (like my Mom did) but it is certainly doable. Good luck.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at November 17, 2012 07:31 PM (0Db2g)

160 I took her camping, left some food in an unlatched cooler and

Dude, unwise.

Posted by: boulder hobo lives near Beartopia at November 17, 2012 07:31 PM (QTHTd)

161 In the morning we discovered that he took the
marshmallows and left the raw vegetables some asshole's stupid
girlfriend had brought (and then ate our junk food. bitch.).


Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at November 17, 2012 07:31 PM (hO8IJ)

**When they start drinking beer...well then.. WAR!

Posted by: dananjcon at November 17, 2012 07:33 PM (xuZ4L)

162 Imagine what the infection rate is for hepatitis and the people making big macs. Posted by: Beautiful Loser at November 17, 2012 07:30 PM (OQpzc)

Annnnnnnnd, I've eaten my last Big Mac thankyouverymuch.

Posted by: f Hyde Park, Keeper of the Holy Sites of Harvard and Punahou at November 17, 2012 07:33 PM (4XbNR)

163
Why did the chicken cross the road?


To prove to the raccoon that it could be done!

Posted by: Cicero Kid at November 17, 2012 07:33 PM (O/k3x)

164 Masked burglar to some, but a potential sex partner to Princeton U . Professor Peter Singer:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/b8v2vec
Gee, I wonder who Prof. Singer voted for?

Posted by: Thorvald at November 17, 2012 07:34 PM (1V6Pv)

165 boulderhobo, 160

Yeah. I blame the wine. It was supposed to be romantic. Yup.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at November 17, 2012 07:34 PM (0Db2g)

166 I really expected to see: The London Boys -- Butt Burglars!

Posted by: Walkers! at November 17, 2012 07:35 PM (MazXE)

167 Barack Obama’s Pyrrhic Victory

http://tinyurl.com/b8vdthx


Posted by: Sam Bass at November 17, 2012 07:35 PM (wwsoB)

168 Off SCOAMF sock

Ummmmm, the IPad auto correct defaults to "SCOAMF" after you type the first 3 letters.

Interesting.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 17, 2012 07:35 PM (4XbNR)

169 Where is Turtleman when you need him? LIVE ACTION!!

Posted by: Jmel at November 17, 2012 07:35 PM (c+D8V)

170 Actually this part of Colorado usually doesn't get bears. The bears stay at Boulder with the other dumpster divers.

We get bunnehs, and - I think - raccoons as well. The 'coons (if that's what they are) are a bit scary in the evening because they don't run from humans; they stop, crouch and stare.

Posted by: boulder hobo at November 17, 2012 07:35 PM (QTHTd)

171 We had a Raccoon that would cut through our back yard on its nightly adventures.
It took the same path practically every night on its way to the city park trashcans.
The dog hated it and would wake us up growling when she heard it coming over the fence.
I took an old air hose and cut off the end and stretched it out into the yard and covered it with leaves. Then I hooked it up to my compressor tank and waited for the dog to wake me. When she did, I waited until it was close to the hose end and opened the valve. The hissing giant flipping about in the leaves caused the Raccoon to make the strangest screaming noise and it leaped away growling. It found another way around the neighborhood after that.

Posted by: Dept. of Accuracy Dept. at November 17, 2012 07:36 PM (BAnPT)

172 raw vegetables some asshole's stupid girlfriend had brought (and then ate our junk food. bitch.).

This is as bad as one of our friend-couples who always bring a half-rack of Busch Lite as their contribution, and then proceed to ignore it and drink all our good beer.

Posted by: kalneva at November 17, 2012 07:36 PM (S+/pH)

173
Some of the daytime thieves of a unattended campsite are squirrels and crows. At least in my next of woods.

Posted by: YIKES! at November 17, 2012 07:37 PM (1PE/J)

174 worse comes to worst we have to very seriously consider a moron compound somewhere in a red state. I'd be there in a heartbeat. I would pony up for the down. I am dead serious about this. All I want to do is live out the rest of my days with people I like and respect.
Posted by: Peaches I'm in. A moron compound with heavy fire power and lots of good eats. Scary and exciting at the same time.

Posted by: Cheri at November 17, 2012 07:37 PM (EAgmr)

175 It found another way around the neighborhood after that.


Posted by: Dept. of Accuracy Dept. at November 17, 2012 07:36 PM (BAnPT)

Haha, good one!!!

Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 07:37 PM (kpCLl)

176 Empire1, that is great news

Posted by: chemjeff-husker at November 17, 2012 07:38 PM (d/5qf)

177 This is as bad as one of our friend-couples who
always bring a half-rack of Busch Lite as their contribution, and then
proceed to ignore it and drink all our good beer.

Posted by: kalneva at November 17, 2012 07:36 PM (S+/pH)
Piss On. Them.

Posted by: dananjcon at November 17, 2012 07:39 PM (xuZ4L)

178 The latest raccoon incident at Chez Skookumchuk involved the cat on one side of the patio door and a juvenile raccoon out on the deck in the middle of the night. I got up and saw the cat screaming hysterically through the glass while the raccoon stood there with this WTF? bewildered look.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at November 17, 2012 07:39 PM (0Db2g)

179 When I was somewhere in my early teens, I ran across some raccoon kittens yowling from a hole in a tree about 20' up. We managed to rescue one of them. It was so young we fed her with an eyedropper.

I ended up raising her, and since we had access to a lot of undeveloped land, we just let her come and go as she pleased.

An absolutely awesome animal to have around.

After a year, she went her own way. The following summer, she brought her litter by and showed them where we stored the bird seed.

Had to relocate the bird seed stash, of course

Posted by: sdavis at November 17, 2012 07:39 PM (njVMI)

180 What happened to that prof who met a chick in SA online and he was flying to Canada then to Columbia, then to Braziil. Basically, he was a courier for either money or coke. He was in jail down there awaiting trial. He refused to hire an atty.

Posted by: Walkers! at November 17, 2012 07:40 PM (MazXE)

181 Nobody left to run with anymore....

Posted by: dananjcon at November 17, 2012 07:42 PM (xuZ4L)

182
This is as bad as one of our friend-couples who

always bring a half-rack of Busch Lite as their contribution, and then

proceed to ignore it and drink all our good beer.

Posted by: kalneva at November 17, 2012 07:36 PM (S+/pH)



I hate to go ot but can someone explain to me the attraction of lite beers besides being cheap?


Posted by: YIKES! at November 17, 2012 07:42 PM (1PE/J)

183
I hate to go ot but can someone explain to me the attraction of lite beers besides being cheap?





Posted by: YIKES! at November 17, 2012 07:42 PM (1PE/J)

Eh..all light beer sucks.


Posted by: dananjcon at November 17, 2012 07:44 PM (xuZ4L)

184 I think it was the novel Footfall where I first read of people pooling their resouces to fund a hideaway if the end of the world happened. I think Niven was right when he had them raped by the existing government. If you build such a place, you had better not leave a trail for the bureaucrats to find. They will take your shit and brand you as evil hoarders.

Posted by: Beautiful Loser at November 17, 2012 07:45 PM (OQpzc)

185 Raccons are cousins to honeybadgers in attitude.

One new YMCA Camping dad heeded the advice to load his cooler into the vehicle for the night to protect it. Then he left a window half rolled down.

There's nothing like the peace of a cool, calm, sunrise being broken by an epic string of profanities.

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 17, 2012 07:45 PM (BAS5M)

186 Eh..all light beer sucks.

Posted by: dananjcon at November 17, 2012 07:44 PM (xuZ4L)

Thank you for that.
btw you can add Budwiser, Miller, Coors.

Posted by: YIKES! at November 17, 2012 07:47 PM (1PE/J)

187 77
59...Racoons and coyotes love the people places.

Yeah they do. And opossums too.

Posted by: wheatie at November 17, 2012 06:45 PM (ICEh3)

There was a possum that used to stroll through my backyard on its way to somewhere. This is in LA and this city girl had never seen one of those hideous things before. I thought it was the result of some unholy union between a rat and a cat. Haven't seen it since I planted new grass and tore down an old shed.

My country friends claim they taste good with carrots, potatoes and onions. Might find out after THSHTF.

Posted by: baldilocks via iPad at November 17, 2012 07:48 PM (Su0W2)

188 147 Peaches --

No, it no longer has the police lights and sirens, and no markings (it's white), but it does still have the back grill, mirrors, and license plate holder on front, and the "Police Interceptor" emblem on the back. Have yet to be tailgated while driving it ... but I must admit traffic does tend to slow down around it, which irritates Mr. Empire!

Posted by: Empire1 at November 17, 2012 07:49 PM (BNzZM)

189 There's a p*u%r#g^e going on in the military, as we speak. Solid conservative, long time poster from another board said he and fellow officers have been talking and they are updating their Facebook pages to "like Elizabeth Warren" "like Sherrod Brown" etc. This is happening.

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at November 17, 2012 07:49 PM (XvrTA)

190 Thank you for that.
btw you can add Budwiser, Miller, Coors.


Posted by: YIKES! at November 17, 2012 07:47 PM (1PE/J)
If I may... suggest a Polish brew...Okocim. Yeah I can barley type.

Posted by: dananjcon at November 17, 2012 07:50 PM (xuZ4L)

191 I was bracing myself for the London Boys again. Pleasantly surprised.

Heading to karaoke in a couple of hours. I'll do "Burnin' For You" for the LIBs at the HQ.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 17, 2012 07:51 PM (5J54Q)

192 barley type...chicken soup scratches.

Posted by: dananjcon at November 17, 2012 07:52 PM (xuZ4L)

193 189
Why is it necessary for an officer to have a juvenile Facebook page?

Posted by: Tuna at November 17, 2012 07:52 PM (M/TDA)

194 redneckpossum dot com has several opossum recipes.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at November 17, 2012 07:53 PM (0Db2g)

195 Warren" "like Sherrod Brown" etc. This is happening.
Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at November 17, 2012 07:49 PM (XvrTA)

Day late and a dollar short. The brotherhood of Cincinnatus sold its ass a while ago. They can suck it.

Posted by: Beautiful Loser at November 17, 2012 07:53 PM (OQpzc)

196 Has anyone else seen the FNC promo which refers to Jill Kelley as the "whistle-blower"?

I caught that today, but didn't catch which show it is. Geraldo, maybe?

It damn sure sounds like something Geraldo would pull.

Whistle-blower?!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 07:57 PM (piMMO)

197
Possum with sweet taters:

Preheat oven to 375. Gently rub possum with salt and pepper. Coat Sweet taters with oil and lay around the possum. Cover and bake for 1 1/2 hours or until taters can be pierced with a fork. Discard possum and eat the taters.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at November 17, 2012 07:58 PM (O/k3x)

198 If I may... suggest a Polish brew...Okocim. Yeah I can barley type.


Posted by: dananjcon at November 17, 2012 07:50 PM (xuZ4L)


Doesn't look like it's sold in California.

Posted by: YIKES! at November 17, 2012 07:58 PM (1PE/J)

199 So, let me get this straight...

Officers have facebook pages.. I can get my head around that.

Officers post anything politically related on a facebook page that is publicly known to be associated with an active duty officer... bullshit.

Officers have been disciplined for doing stuff like that.

Posted by: sdavis at November 17, 2012 07:58 PM (njVMI)

200 196. 'Whistle-blower?!' To be fair, they were half-right.

Posted by: Lurker on a different iPad at November 17, 2012 08:00 PM (LT7Cf)

201 Whistle-blower?!
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 07:57 PM (piMMO)

------------

Clearly, they are also familiar with that annoying-as-hell Flo Rida song, "Blow My Whistle".

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 17, 2012 08:00 PM (2KBjW)

202 Whistle-blower?!
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 07:57 PM (piMMO)

I can understand why someone would find the Broadwell woman attractive, but I do not get the Jill Kelly thing. She's not a hottie by any stretch.

Posted by: Beautiful Loser at November 17, 2012 08:01 PM (OQpzc)

203 194 redneckpossum dot com has several opossum recipes.
Posted by: Skookumchuk at November 17, 2012 07:53 PM (0Db2g)

I'll keep that in mind. lol

Posted by: baldilocks via iPad at November 17, 2012 08:02 PM (Su0W2)

204 189
There's a p*u%r#g^e going on in the military, as we speak. Solid
conservative, long time poster from another board said he and fellow
officers have been talking and they are updating their Facebook pages to
"like Elizabeth Warren" "like Sherrod Brown" etc. This is happening.

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at November 17, 2012 07:49 PM

Any officers who do that just to preserve their careers lacks the balls to lead men, IMHO

Any officers who do that because they actually like Fauxahontas and her fellow travelers lacks the brains to lead men, IMHO

Posted by: kbdabear at November 17, 2012 08:02 PM (wwsoB)

205 193

don't know, maybe a military thing where they keep up w/ family and loved ones? never used F'book and never served. I don't blame anybody who questions my credibility.

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at November 17, 2012 08:03 PM (XvrTA)

206 Bannion!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 17, 2012 08:04 PM (GEICT)

207 Why is it necessary for an officer to have a juvenile Facebook page?
Posted by: Tuna at November 17, 2012 07:52 PM (M/TDA)

Are you familiar with political officers in the soviet army? Do you not love the party, comrade?

Posted by: Beautiful Loser at November 17, 2012 08:05 PM (OQpzc)

208 Uh oh. Someone go get teej off the ledge.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 17, 2012 08:06 PM (Gk3SS)

209 I ended up raising her, and since we had access to a lot of undeveloped land, we just let her come and go as she pleased.


That is so sweet, sdavis! Puts me in mind of the James Lee Burke books (so awesome) where Robicheaux's family has a 3-legged raccoon called Tripod. He's fixing to die now, been around for a long time.

Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 08:07 PM (kpCLl)

210 "Israel opened the gates of hell"

Yeah, and in went Hamas leaders, and out came the missiles.

Posted by: Craig Poe at November 17, 2012 08:07 PM (BVkEs)

211 Something about, Stealing the rug right from under you.

Posted by: Trevor (@tjexcite) at November 17, 2012 08:07 PM (Ea64Y)

212 I can understand why someone would find the Broadwell woman attractive,
but I do not get the Jill Kelly thing. She's not a hottie by any
stretch.

No shit, Jill Kelley and her sister are both icky.

Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 08:08 PM (kpCLl)

213 I have a Miller Lite every now and then when I'm watching my weight and want something that tastes vaguely of beer.

Posted by: Donna V. at November 17, 2012 08:08 PM (LM/H5)

214 So what's the Moron-friendly terminology for Papa John's? Like how CFA is hate chicken and so on. I wanna know what to call the pizza and wings I just ordered.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 17, 2012 08:09 PM (OevbG)

215 Penn beats Cornell to take the title in Ivy League football, which is like real college football, only calmer.

Going up to NYC Thursday morning to see a mix of high school and undergrad friends and the Macy's parade. Sandy canceled my trip on Halloween, so this is my only visit this year. The turkey day special at Virgil's BBQ (best meal in the city!), with Southern-style sides and my annual adult beverage, probably a pint of cider. Friday, ice skating in Bryant Park. Lunch at a place that serves a Thanksgiving leftovers special.

Extra classes Mon and Tue to catch up on the lessons canceled by Sandy.

Posted by: little miss spellcheck at November 17, 2012 08:10 PM (a5ljo)

216 Friend of mine was in the airborne. He told me a story of hanging out with an ex-comrade. The convo drifted toward disarming the population. The retired guy heard something troubling, and asked, speciffically, if the active dude would obey orders to forcefully disarm the citizens. The active dude said, "Sure, why not?"

Retired dude told him to fuck the hell off and never come back. Now he's worried he's on a list.

Trust no one.

Posted by: Beautiful Loser at November 17, 2012 08:11 PM (OQpzc)

217 I don't think hawt matters that much as younger available and flattering. I think the appeal of Jill Kelley is that her self-esteem is juuuust low enough to keep her dressing inappropriately, adding prosthetic bewbs, and fawning over men old enough to be her father. And her sister probably has the exact same issues.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 17, 2012 08:12 PM (2KBjW)

218 I haven't expanded my mind or my world even in the slightest today.

I've sat on my ass, eating Zingers and fried pork chops, and watching movies I've already seen several times.

Now up: The Lincoln Lawyer.

If you haven't seen it, you should.

Great movie.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 08:12 PM (piMMO)

219 Okay, I keep flogging this thing because it is fuckin' hilarious. Today is boring enough that perhaps someone will join me in my insane appreciation for Sweet Brown.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh7UgAprdpM

Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 08:12 PM (kpCLl)

220 I wanna know what to call the pizza and wings I just ordered.


Spiteza.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 17, 2012 08:14 PM (Gk3SS)

221 I've sat on my ass, eating Zingers and fried pork chops, and watching movies I've already seen several times.

I've more or less done the same - eaten leftovers from last night's party, eaten Papa John's pizza, watching Farscape episodes on Hulu, doing pretty much nothing and liking it

Posted by: chemjeff-husker at November 17, 2012 08:14 PM (d/5qf)

222 221 I've sat on my ass, eating Zingers and fried pork chops, and watching movies I've already seen several times.

I've more or less done the same - eaten leftovers from last night's party, eaten Papa John's pizza, watching Farscape episodes on Hulu, doing pretty much nothing and liking it

Posted by: chemjeff-husker at November 17, 2012 08:14 PM (d/5qf)



I have gotten fairly drunk.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 17, 2012 08:17 PM (GEICT)

223 men old enough to be her father. And her sister probably has the exact same issues.
Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 17, 2012 08:12 PM (2KBjW)

That works to corrupt a middle age crisis dude. These guys have to know better. At least, you'd think they'd cover that silliness in advanced war college. Maybe they are still on a cold war footing. Japanese mistresses don't talk.

Posted by: Beautiful Loser at November 17, 2012 08:17 PM (OQpzc)

224 I've more or less done the same - eaten leftovers from last night's
party, eaten Papa John's pizza, watching Farscape episodes on Hulu,
doing pretty much nothing and liking it


****

It seems like it's getting dark REALLY early considering it's only November. That fact isn't helping.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 08:17 PM (piMMO)

225 Papa John's = right-wing pizza? dunno

Posted by: chemjeff-husker at November 17, 2012 08:18 PM (d/5qf)

226 I have gotten fairly drunk.


****

But did the wife join in?

How's the headache?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 08:19 PM (piMMO)

227 Papa John's, bless their hearts . . . politics is doing for their sales what the quality of their food was never gonna do.

Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 08:20 PM (kpCLl)

228 BTW, thanks to all of you who said a few prayers for my brother-in-law. He does not have cancer, praise be to God. Not that he's out of the woods yet. He has some sort of microcrobial infection which has actually eaten a hole in a section of his lung (he had his spleen removed 5 years ago and thus is very prone to infections). He will have to get that part of his lung removed, and, at 112 pounds, any sort of surgery is risky. (Yes, he's 6 ft. tall and 112 pounds - which is why there is no way he could survive cancer treatments.) My sister is going to try to fatten the boy up before surgery.

I pray every day that he regains his health and is able to enjoy doing the things he used to do - hunting, fishing, traveling, going to baseball and football games. Oh, and, ironically, cooking. He is a very good "comfort food" sort of cook - but he can't enjoy his own cooking these days.

I had a bit of a scare myself, when I was called back after my mammogram, but it just turned out to be calcium deposits. It's been a hell of a month. I've dropped 5 pounds since Nov. 1. I do not recommend the High Anxiety Diet to anyone.

Posted by: Donna V. at November 17, 2012 08:20 PM (LM/H5)

229 BCochran, yeah I'd be there with you but I can't have booze due to the drugs I'm on for my toe

Posted by: chemjeff-husker at November 17, 2012 08:21 PM (d/5qf)

230 Heh. Visited the hair cutter. Visited my mom in the Alzheimer's home. And now I'm eating chicken alfredo and watching the Sharpe's Rifles series.

Posted by: Beautiful Loser at November 17, 2012 08:21 PM (OQpzc)

231 Is Papa John's the new Chick-fil-A? Or something....

Posted by: Craig Poe at November 17, 2012 08:22 PM (BVkEs)

232 226
But did the wife join in?

How's the headache?
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 08:19 PM (piMMO)



Wife had two glasses of her craptastic wine cooler thing. But no, she's not drunk dammit. Headache? Still hanging around, but I don't much care.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 17, 2012 08:22 PM (GEICT)

233 Papa John's = right-wing pizza? dunno


****

Rightza pie?

Freedom-Pie?




Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 08:22 PM (piMMO)

234 I hate those cocksuckers almost as much as Samsquanches.

Posted by: Bubbles at November 17, 2012 06:21 PM

Fucking rackans.

Posted by: ricky at November 17, 2012 08:23 PM (yBF/9)

235 quality of their food was never gonna do.
Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 08:20 PM (kpCLl)

But the garlic butter makes anything edible. Hell, I think garlic butter would make rat palatable.

Posted by: Beautiful Loser at November 17, 2012 08:23 PM (OQpzc)

236 229 BCochran, yeah I'd be there with you but I can't have booze due to the drugs I'm on for my toe

Posted by: chemjeff-husker at November 17, 2012 08:21 PM (d/5qf)



Oh you can, you just shouldn't.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 17, 2012 08:24 PM (GEICT)

237 Posted by: Donna V. at November 17, 2012 08:20 PM (LM/H5)

Dang, girl, your b-i-l is now on my prayer list. I had a fuckin' mammo call-back a couple of weeks ago myself. Some eensy-beensy cyst or something. Bastids. Any excuse to make a few extra bucks. I am sure they now this from the get-go but, like any business, they need to maximize their profits. Fuckers. (glad it was okay!)

Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 08:24 PM (kpCLl)

238 I guess the GOP should tell the country and suburbs folks to fuck off and pander to the urbanites;

What Explains The Partisan Divide Between Urban And Non-Urban Areas

http://tinyurl.com/ajltudj

Posted by: kbdabear at November 17, 2012 08:25 PM (wwsoB)

239 As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!!!!

Posted by: Les Nesman at November 17, 2012 08:26 PM (kpCLl)

240 Oh you can, you just shouldn't.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 17, 2012 08:24 PM (GEICT)

Word. How many times have you disobeyed your doctor aand been overjoyed with the result? For me it is many.

Posted by: Beautiful Loser at November 17, 2012 08:26 PM (OQpzc)

241 Ha-ha.

Posted by: Beverley at November 17, 2012 08:26 PM (ZmGpV)

242 239 As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!!!!

Posted by: Les Nesman at November 17, 2012 08:26 PM (kpCLl)



They can. Frozen turkey + deep fryer

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 17, 2012 08:27 PM (GEICT)

243 The raccoon is just redistributing the wealth.

Posted by: Barack Obama at November 17, 2012 08:27 PM (07Hqw)

244 Papa John's = right-wing pizza? dunno


Yup. John what'shisface, the owner, announced that due to Obamacare Papa John's is going to have to raise prices. The Left, of course, has now branded him an enemy of the state. So ordering Papa John's is now a right wing thing.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 17, 2012 08:28 PM (Gk3SS)

245 watching the movie the grudge

American version

not nearly as creepy or atmospheric as the Japanese version. I find Japanese scarey movies really scarey, more suspense than gore.

Got me thinking, do you think people who do really bad things are haunted or cursed by what they did?

Sort of like the question in Crimes and Misdemeanors, the only Woody Allen film I like.

Do bad people ever really pay

Posted by: thunderb at November 17, 2012 08:29 PM (Dnbau)

246 244 Yup. John what'shisface, the owner, announced that due to Obamacare Papa John's is going to have to raise prices. The Left, of course, has now branded him an enemy of the state. So ordering Papa John's is now a right wing thing.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 17, 2012 08:28 PM (Gk3SS)




Which now means he will make a shit-ton of money.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 17, 2012 08:30 PM (GEICT)

247 If Papa John had his shit together he would be doing a special "twinkie pizza -- limited time only" just for this weekend. Or a sno-ball 'za . . .

Posted by: Les Nesman at November 17, 2012 08:31 PM (kpCLl)

248 oops, off sock

Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 08:31 PM (kpCLl)

249 14
Racoons are nothing but big shitrats.



Posted by: Jim Lahey at November 17, 2012 06:26 PM (Ohhk6)

You say the same fuckin' thing about my kitties!

Posted by: Bubbles at November 17, 2012 08:32 PM (9SwFX)

250 Whoever is watching The Lincoln Lawyer, I like that line of the movie when McCoughey instructs the bikers on the appropriate level of roughness on the psycho: "hospital, not morgue."

The movie though would have been greatly improved with a scene involving Mathew naked playing bongos

Posted by: just L at November 17, 2012 08:32 PM (0PiQ4)

251 Off to eat out with my dad and do shopping. He is lonely since mom died.

Posted by: Palerider at November 17, 2012 08:33 PM (FYUWS)

252 Do bad people ever really pay

Duh.

Posted by: The Barbed Cock of Satan at November 17, 2012 08:33 PM (OevbG)

253 A good screenplay could be written about the trials of a pizza delivery dude trying to get by during the zombpocalypse.

Posted by: Beautiful Loser at November 17, 2012 08:33 PM (OQpzc)

254 Do bad people ever really pay

Posted by: thunderb at November 17, 2012 08:29 PM (Dnbau)

Ever heard of the barbed cock of Satan? That shit is real. Yes, they pay, but you don't get to enjoy the revenge. "Revenge is mine," sayeth the Lord. And man oh man does He mean it.

Posted by: tcn at November 17, 2012 08:33 PM (VLG62)

255 Peaches, thanks for your prayers.

I'm in healthcare. It doesn't have anything to do with profits. It has everything to do with lawsuits. Physicians over-order tests to cover their asses, because if they miss something, it's hello malpractice lawyer. They'd rather scare you than have you sue them later on.

Of course, Obamacare will solve that problem. They won't over-order tests, they will under-order them (rationing) - and if they miss something, well, the Brits don't have much recourse against the NHS. I doubt things will be different here. So, really, we shouldn't complain too much now....

Posted by: Donna V. at November 17, 2012 08:33 PM (LM/H5)

256 Off to eat out with my dad and do shopping. He is lonely since mom died.

Posted by: Palerider at November 17, 2012 08:33 PM (FYUWS)

God bless you, Palerider. My dad is in the same boat, only he's too far away for that kind of outing. Enjoy your evening!

Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 08:34 PM (kpCLl)

257 This summer camping was my husband's first run-in with a raccoon. We were sitting quietly watching the camp fire when one came under the popup camper and right under his chair. I have never seen a big man like DH move that fast in my entire life. He grabbed the super-soaker and went after that raccoon like it stole his scrotum. I'm still laughing about that, months later.

Posted by: tcn at November 17, 2012 08:35 PM (VLG62)

258 So, really, we shouldn't complain too much now....
Posted by: Donna V. at November 17, 2012 08:33 PM (LM/H5)

The true insanity of OCare? It does not address malpractive lawsuits. Even the Brits are not that fucked. We are doomed.

Posted by: Beautiful Loser at November 17, 2012 08:36 PM (OQpzc)

259 I have never seen a big man like DH move that fast in my entire life.
He grabbed the super-soaker and went after that raccoon like it stole
his scrotum. I'm still laughing about that, months later.

LOL!!!!! Seein' a big man move like that will keep you laughing for years. Don't ask me how I know!

Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 08:37 PM (kpCLl)

260 If Papa John had his shit together he would be doing a special "twinkie pizza -- limited time only" just for this weekend. Or a sno-ball 'za . . .
Posted by: Les Nesman at November 17, 2012 08:31 PM (kpCLl)

-----------

I don't think there's enough marijuana in the world to make that appealing. Yuck.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 17, 2012 08:37 PM (2KBjW)

261 Ever heard of the barbed cock of Satan? That shit is
real. Yes, they pay, but you don't get to enjoy the revenge. "Revenge
is mine," sayeth the Lord. And man oh man does He mean it.


Posted by: tcn at November 17, 2012 08:33 PM

Dear God,

Please consider pay per view of vengeance

Posted by: kbdabear at November 17, 2012 08:38 PM (wwsoB)

262 The true insanity of OCare? It does not address malpractive lawsuits. Even the Brits are not that fucked. We are doomed.

Posted by: Beautiful Loser at November 17, 2012 08:36 PM (OQpzc)

All we needed was tort reform and healthcare would be affordable again. But, congress is made of congresscritters, who are lawyers, so there is no way they would address tort reform. Assholes. Next time you get the chance to speak with your representative, ask why they don't do tort reform, and watch them squirm like beached octopi.

Posted by: tcn at November 17, 2012 08:38 PM (VLG62)

263 I was in Target today and the checkout girl told me they all have to show up at 8:00 pm on Thanksgiving for a 9:00 opening. That is just repulsive. WTF is wrong with this world? (rhetorical question)

Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 08:39 PM (kpCLl)

264 Whoever is watching The Lincoln Lawyer, I like that line of the movie when McCoughey instructs the bikers on the appropriate level of roughness on the psycho: "hospital, not morgue."

The movie though would have been greatly improved with a scene involving Mathew naked playing bongos


****

Good scene. I liked the first scene with the bikers on the side of the road. MM was one cool dude.

The first time I watched the show I wondered, at first, whether it was going to be a bunch of cool one-liners, but it quickly became intense.

An ass shot of MM would have been a nice touch.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 08:40 PM (piMMO)

265 Tort reform and term limits on congress would set the ship right in the blink of an eye. Which is probably why it will never happen. We are fucked. Let it burn.

Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 08:41 PM (kpCLl)

266 I was just wondering. Like if you were responsible for putting men in terrible danger with not enough help, and when they asked for help and you refused it, for personal gain. And you watched those people die. And you pretended it never happened, and people let you, and you got away with it. Would you ever be punished

Posted by: thunderb at November 17, 2012 08:41 PM (Dnbau)

267
239As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!!!!

That was Mr. Carlson. Damn that was a good show.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at November 17, 2012 08:42 PM (qnwgE)

268 That was Mr. Carlson. Damn that was a good show.




*********


BOOOOOGERRRRR!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 08:44 PM (piMMO)

269 Posted by: thunderb at November 17, 2012 08:41 PM (Dnbau)

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Let's see. In this hypothetical, are you black, female, gay, a Democrat, or otherwise recognized by the media as having special can't-touch-me status?

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 17, 2012 08:44 PM (2KBjW)

270 263: yeah these thursday night 'black friday' store things are creepy Peaches.

261: Kbdabear. The Romans had that public spectacle for criminals stuff , I think it just made them decline even faster. We can only have Swamp People and Honey BooBoo, cuz we are more genteel and civilized, bless all those liberal hearts.

Posted by: Palerider at November 17, 2012 08:44 PM (FYUWS)

271 "239As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!!!! That was Mr. Carlson. Damn that was a good show.


Yes, that has to be my favorite Thanksgiving sitcom scene. Second favorite - the great Thanksgiving Day food fight on "Cheers."

Posted by: Donna V. at November 17, 2012 08:45 PM (LM/H5)

272 263
I was in Target today and the checkout girl told me they all have to
show up at 8:00 pm on Thanksgiving for a 9:00 opening. That is just
repulsive. WTF is wrong with this world? (rhetorical question)


Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 08:39 PM

If people didn't show up to shop for Black Friday mania, Target wouldn't even consider it.

Blame the consumers that go shopping before the turkey is cold. Doesn't seem like "time with family" is all that important when it comes to shopping, is it


Posted by: kbdabear at November 17, 2012 08:46 PM (wwsoB)

273 Saw upthread about the Wal-Mart protests. Locally here in Nor-Cal Wal-Mart gave up on opening super centers and started converting vacant ex grocery properties into Wal-Mart branded grocery stores. Today the one near us had picket lines manned obviously by paid layabouts. The signs stated that this was a non-union store. We made sure they knew that was exactly why we chose to shop there.

Posted by: connielu at November 17, 2012 08:46 PM (i0aCV)

274 I am POTUS in that hypothetical

Posted by: thunderb at November 17, 2012 08:46 PM (Dnbau)

275 239
As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!!!!


Posted by: Les Nesman at November 17, 2012 08:26 PM (kpCLl)


Heeey.....that's my line!

Posted by: Mr. Carlson at November 17, 2012 08:46 PM (X6akg)

276 Saw upthread about the Wal-Mart protests. Locally here in Nor-Cal Wal-Mart gave up on opening super centers and started converting vacant ex grocery properties into Wal-Mart branded grocery stores. Today the one near us had picket lines manned obviously by paid layabouts. The signs stated that this was a non-union store. We made sure they knew that was exactly why we chose to shop there.


*****

When the Walmart folks walk, they need to clean house.

There will be thousands lined up for the jobs.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 08:48 PM (piMMO)

277 The Weather Channel is owned by Obama loving NBC, but their weather gals sure have big boobehs

Posted by: kbdabear at November 17, 2012 08:49 PM (wwsoB)

278 276 When the Walmart folks walk, they need to clean house,

There will be thousands lined up for the jobs.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 08:48 PM (piMMO)



For walmarts across the country?


Hundreds of thousands.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 17, 2012 08:50 PM (GEICT)

279
For walmarts across the country?





Hundreds of thousands.


****

Isn't the threatened strike in a limited area?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 08:51 PM (piMMO)

280 If people didn't show up to shop for Black Friday mania, Target wouldn't even consider it.

I never shop on that day. Or most others (hate shopping). OTOH, I once had an (extremely rare) erotic dream about Mr. Carlson, so wtf do I know?

Posted by: Peaches at November 17, 2012 08:51 PM (kpCLl)

281 Go to any Walmart in Southern Michigan and count the UAW bumper stickers in the parking lots on a weekend

Posted by: kbdabear at November 17, 2012 08:51 PM (wwsoB)

282 Why did several SEC teams play patsies today? Was this pound a FCS school to smithereens day or something?

Posted by: puddleglum at November 17, 2012 08:52 PM (8SsiG)

283 Walmart needs to shift to big boobed, young hawtie greeters. I've watched latino TV. That is what sells.

Posted by: Beautiful Loser at November 17, 2012 08:52 PM (OQpzc)

284 279 Isn't the threatened strike in a limited area?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 08:51 PM (piMMO)



That I don't know. Btw, my mom was telling me that there's a Hostess place over on Dunn Ave and the local news showed people "protesting" the other night

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 17, 2012 08:53 PM (GEICT)

285 thunderb,

So all of the above. Really, if he does get away with it, completely, in this world, I guess it's between him and God in the next world. I'm disgustingly optimistic about him getting some comeuppance in this world, though. I can't quite put my finger on why, but I really think that the truth will come out re: Benghazi and there will be some sort of consequence for TFG.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 17, 2012 08:54 PM (2KBjW)

286 That I don't know. Btw, my mom was telling me that there's a Hostess
place over on Dunn Ave and the local news showed people "protesting" the
other night


****

I should drive by.

I could use a good laugh.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 08:55 PM (piMMO)

287 Isn't the threatened strike in a limited area?


Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 08:51 PM






Walmart walkout: Workers mount Black Friday job action

http://tinyurl.com/cqs9dot

Posted by: kbdabear at November 17, 2012 08:56 PM (wwsoB)

288 1973: Camping out on the beach at Point Sal CA. after flying hang gliders; darkness comes and so do the marauders. Things moving in the night. They start taking things from the campsite. At the time there were numerous serial killers roaming the west coast beaches. Us six guys piled into a van in terror, the next day there were only raccoon tracks in the sand.
How can we be sure that Charles Mansion or Theodore Bundy didn't have trained raccoon s at that beach???/

Posted by: NortonPete at November 17, 2012 08:57 PM (8zxoH)

289 Walmart needs to shift to big boobed, young hawtie greeters. I've watched latino TV. That is what sells.


*****

They need to shift to strapping young dudes at the front door. They get ripped right and left and the old folks are too timid to approach or too slow to catch up with the assholes.

I've read a number of times about the old folks at the door being cold-cocked when they approach the thieving assholes.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 08:58 PM (piMMO)

290 286 I should drive by.

I could use a good laugh.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 08:55 PM (piMMO)




On Dunn Ave? Go armed.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 17, 2012 08:58 PM (GEICT)

291 man I have eaten so much food I think I am going to be sick
ugh

Posted by: chemjeff-husker at November 17, 2012 08:59 PM (d/5qf)

292 Blame the consumers that go shopping before the turkey is cold. Doesn't seem like "time with family" is all that important when it comes to shopping, is it


Posted by: kbdabear at November 17, 2012 08:46 PM (wwsoB)

well, wtf else is there to do? everyone else is watching football.

Posted by: elizabethe at November 17, 2012 08:59 PM (ou/rY)

293 I've read a number of times about the old folks at the door being cold-cocked when they approach the thieving assholes.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 08:58 PM (piMMO)

God didn't make all men equal, but Mr. Colt did. If Walmart is good with being robbed, it is best to let it happen. Never die for someone else's money.

Posted by: Beautiful Loser at November 17, 2012 09:00 PM (OQpzc)

294 Walmart walkout: Workers mount Black Friday job action

****

thanks.

So, as BC pointed out, there will hundreds of thousands ready to take those jobs. At least in the short-term.

And, those aren't skilled jobs. Anyone off the street can do them with a minimum of training.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 09:00 PM (piMMO)

295 I work retail. We are the serfs of modern society. Schedules change at the drop of a hat, we're treated as if we're on-call 24/7, holidays do not exist at all for us, there are no benefits, no vacations, no hope for advancement, and it still manages to be part-time, $8.00 an hour no matter where you work. The whole industry is built on abuse.

Posted by: Cato at November 17, 2012 09:01 PM (75g7A)

296 289 They need to shift to strapping young dudes at the front door. They get ripped right and left and the old folks are too timid to approach or too slow to catch up with the assholes.

I've read a number of times about the old folks at the door being cold-cocked when they approach the thieving assholes.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 08:58 PM (piMMO)



My wife saw a thief get hammered at ours up in Fernandina. He took off out the door through the parking lot. Never saw the guy closing on him from the other doorway. BOOM. She said it was better than any NFL hit. Speared his ass at full speed, never broke stride.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 17, 2012 09:01 PM (GEICT)

297 If the Free Shit Army wants to crimp shopping on the biggest retail day of the year, it'll be funny when GDP reports show the economy sinking further under Barry Obrainfart

Let ... it ... burn

Posted by: kbdabear at November 17, 2012 09:01 PM (wwsoB)

298 God didn't make all men equal, but Mr. Colt did. If Walmart is good with
being robbed, it is best to let it happen. Never die for someone else's
money.


****

I agree, but sometimes the appearance of strength is a deterrent.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 09:02 PM (piMMO)

299 TV viewing choices: outlaw josey wales vs idiocracy vs fast five. On in 5 minutes, The Beaver with Mel hates the joos Gibson but loves Jesus. I don't know what to do with that guy still.

Posted by: just L at November 17, 2012 09:04 PM (0PiQ4)

300 Well, I'll just be honest and say that I support moving toward strapping young guys as greeters for reasons besides security. Nothing wrong with a little eye candy.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 17, 2012 09:04 PM (2KBjW)

301 #295 Cato, I agree that retail work is serfdom. I have done it myself.

This is why when I wanted some extra money, I opened an eBay store. My hours are my own, and I don't have to really deal with the public, other than the occasional psycho customer, who at least isn't in person harassing me.


Posted by: Miss Marple at November 17, 2012 09:05 PM (GoIUi)

302 295
I work retail. We are the serfs of modern society. Schedules change at
the drop of a hat, we're treated as if we're on-call 24/7, holidays do
not exist at all for us, there are no benefits, no vacations, no hope
for advancement, and it still manages to be part-time, $8.00 an hour no
matter where you work. The whole industry is built on abuse.

Posted by: Cato at November 17, 2012 09:01 PM

Talk to the people who beg for bargains. Maybe talk to people who used to work in those now empty stores along the strip malls.

Retail sucks. Waiting tables sucks. These were not meant to be careers that you support a family on while making payments on the brand new Ford Expedition to park at the McMansion

You want suck? Try Telemarketing

Posted by: kbdabear at November 17, 2012 09:06 PM (wwsoB)

303 The wife does the E-bay thing too. Antique dolls n' such. Nets about a grand or so a month.

Posted by: connielu at November 17, 2012 09:07 PM (i0aCV)

304 "I've watched latino TV."

Yes. Before I cut the cable I used to watch it all the time, and I barely speak Spanish.

Some things are a universal language, you might say.

Posted by: Leon Trotsky's Ghost at November 17, 2012 09:08 PM (pkkxZ)

305 young guys as greeters for reasons besides security. Nothing wrong with a little eye candy.
Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 17, 2012 09:04 PM (2KBjW)

Go full moronette. The should be modeling uderwear 24/7, dammit. It is a woman's right, dammit.

Posted by: Beautiful Loser at November 17, 2012 09:08 PM (OQpzc)

306 drooling over a younger Clint Eastwood. If there was a positive from this campaign, it can only be Clint and the empty chair. I will cry on the day he dies.

Posted by: just L at November 17, 2012 09:09 PM (0PiQ4)

307 Retail sucks. Waiting tables sucks....You want suck? Try Telemarketing


You don't know the first thing about jobs that suck...
Anyway, he important thing is to do something you love.

Posted by: Thai Tranny Hooker at November 17, 2012 09:10 PM (dga6h)

308 "295 I work retail. We are the serfs of modern society. Schedules change at the drop of a hat, we're treated as if we're on-call 24/7, holidays do not exist at all for us, there are no benefits, no vacations, no hope for advancement, and it still manages to be part-time, $8.00 an hour no matter where you work. The whole industry is built on abuse.

Posted by: Cato at November 17, 2012 09:01 PM (75g7A) "

I'm sure someone will take this the wrong way, especially in this economy, but serfs don't get to quit.



(Sort of like taxpayers, who are literally serfs.)
(Well, you can leave the country and renounce your citizenship, so there's that, I guess, but you still have to live in some country.)
(What alternative are you proposing?)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 17, 2012 09:10 PM (hhVWg)

309 #303 It's really a pretty good part-time income. Plus you can deduct the cost of internet service as a business expense. I deal in antiques and collectibles.
Best sale was a Ronson touch-tip lighter. Second was Lake Geneva Playboy Club menus.

It's really interesting what is collectible and what is not Tastes change.

Posted by: Miss Marple at November 17, 2012 09:11 PM (GoIUi)

310 Anyway, he important thing is to do something you love.
Posted by: Thai Tranny Hooker at November 17, 2012 09:10 PM (dga6h)

That's crap. I tried that with flying. It made flying suck. Do something that makes a shit ton of money. Learn to love that.

Posted by: Beautiful Loser at November 17, 2012 09:11 PM (OQpzc)

311 Selling health insurance is about the same. The "leads" are bogus, it's all cold calling. Did that for a few months. Also have an associate degree in health administration that's a 27,000( piece of paper not fit for wiping thanks to Obamacare putting the industry into a virtual hiring freeze right as I was graduating. It's not supposed to be a career, but in the modern economy, you're lucky to even have a job this crappy. I miss the days when you could leave one job and get another the same day.

Posted by: Cato at November 17, 2012 09:11 PM (75g7A)

312 One thing about retail that sucks less than food service is the consistency. Waited tables for two years while in school and the inconsistency was what bugged me the most. One Saturday you make $150 in a single shift, the next week it's dead and you make half that, or worse, you're sent home early. And then if you have anyplace to be right after work, you get a great table running up a high bill---who are still. fucking. there. twenty minutes after you should've left, but you don't dare give your table to a colleague because that looks like your best tip. At least with retail, when you're out, you're out.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 17, 2012 09:11 PM (2KBjW)

313 #295, The worst retail position imaginable used to be working for Filene's in Boston. Not only did you get paid minimum wage, but 'union' dues were also confiscated from your paycheck. One wonders what those dues went to, given no one had benefits, and union representation didn't seem to exist other than the hearty "fuck you" compulsory deduction from every paycheck.

Posted by: Blue Falcon in Boston at November 17, 2012 09:13 PM (KCvsd)

314 Yeah. Quitting is an option. If I want to live under a bridge next week. It's a theoretical freedom, since the exercise of it would lead to immediate self-destruction.

Posted by: Cato at November 17, 2012 09:15 PM (75g7A)

315 I remember one of the morons saying he had some fun with some union fatasses on strike near him. They were sitting in the shade on lawn chairs and only got up to harass cars pulling into the parking lot.

So he drove by slowly, put on his turn signal as if he was going to pull in, then watched them huff and puff to run to harass him, then he drove off. Did it a couple of times just to watch the fat jiggle while they ran

Posted by: kbdabear at November 17, 2012 09:15 PM (wwsoB)

316 She isn't declaring her income, but if it continues like it is, it will be time for a talk w/ the cpa. Gillette razors are good sellers too.

Posted by: connielu at November 17, 2012 09:16 PM (i0aCV)

317 "315 Yeah. Quitting is an option. If I want to live under a bridge next week. It's a theoretical freedom, since the exercise of it would lead to immediate self-destruction.

Posted by: Cato at November 17, 2012 09:15 PM (75g7A) "

Yes, it's almost as if trying to live in an economy which has been ruined by Socialism isn't all that fun...

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 17, 2012 09:16 PM (hhVWg)

318 When we lived in Evanston, raccoons discovered that they could come through the pet door to get the tasty, tasty cat food. Happened twice, and never when the husband person was home (unfortunately for me). Second one was a mean little bugger who just snarled at my attempts to herd him towards the back door. Finally got him cornered in an open window, and flipped the screen latches with the vacuum extension tube. Dumped his furry little butt right outside.

Posted by: Chicagorefugee at November 17, 2012 09:16 PM (FeFBS)

319 I'll trade you that raccoon for our neighborhood skunk.

And I mean the black and white four footed kind, not a liberal!

Posted by: Nighthawk at November 17, 2012 09:17 PM (ppyoh)

320 Posted by: kbdabear at November 17, 2012 09:15 PM (wwsoB)

I think that was EoJ...
he funny man.
Not so good tipper, though.

Posted by: Thai Tranny Hooker at November 17, 2012 09:18 PM (lg4F2)

321 310
Anyway, he important thing is to do something you love.

That's crap. I tried that with flying. It made flying suck. Do something that makes a shit ton of money. Learn to love that.

**********

Now THERE's a bit of inspirational advice, somewhat akin to the old phrase:

"If wishes were horses, beggars would ride."

Wanna 'splain how you simply decide to make a lot of money? About six billion people would like to hear your secret!

Posted by: Jim Sonweed at November 17, 2012 09:18 PM (riIMi)

322 "321 310
Anyway, he important thing is to do something you love.

That's crap. I tried that with flying. It made flying suck. Do something that makes a shit ton of money. Learn to love that.

**********

Now THERE's a bit of inspirational advice, somewhat akin to the old phrase:

"If wishes were horses, beggars would ride."

Wanna 'splain how you simply decide to make a lot of money? About six billion people would like to hear your secret!

Posted by: Jim Sonweed at November 17, 2012 09:18 PM (riIMi) "

He's saying you should maximize for income, not enjoyment. (But he was replying to a joke post, and the joke sort of went over his head. )

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 17, 2012 09:19 PM (hhVWg)

323 Wanna 'splain how you simply decide to make a lot of money? About six billion people would like to hear your secret!
Posted by: Jim Sonweed at November 17, 2012 09:18 PM (riIMi)Get an job with Goldman Sachs. The IMF, US Treasury, or a dialed inhedge fundwill have your back for all eternity. Simple.

Posted by: Beautiful Loser at November 17, 2012 09:21 PM (OQpzc)

324 317. Exactly. In an economy that hadn't been screwed by our all-knowing masters in Washington, I'd be able to do something with my education and experience. Instead, I'm stuck with low paying service jobs because the cornerstones of the Florida economy are all dead and every other industry has been boned by law and regulation. I've been madder than a hive of pissed-on hornets for the past four years solid, and have nothing to look forward to but more student debt, retail serfdom, and blind rage for the next four.

Posted by: Cato at November 17, 2012 09:21 PM (75g7A)

325 That's crap. I tried that with flying. It made flying suck. Do something that makes a shit ton of money. Learn to love that.

well, I always tell people that you should do what you love, but do it strategically so as to merit yourself a living salary.

that is, don't go into sales if you hate sales, just because salespeople have big paychecks. and don't go into studying 14th century Turkish music, even if it's what you love, unless you have a really *really* creative idea on how to monetize that degree.

Posted by: chemjeff-husker at November 17, 2012 09:21 PM (d/5qf)

326 Home Depot can be a fun place to work. They work you like sled dog, but it's not that bad.

You can learn cool stuff and drive machines around.

The aprons are bogus, though.

Posted by: eman at November 17, 2012 09:21 PM (sRus3)

327 Wanna 'splain how you simply decide to make a lot of money? About six billion people would like to hear your secret!
Posted by: Jim Sonweed at November 17, 2012 09:18 PM (riIMi)

That's exactly how to do it! You 'splain how to make a shit-ton of money.

In a book.

That you sell to those billion people!

Posted by: Nighthawk at November 17, 2012 09:21 PM (ppyoh)

328 Wanna 'splain how you simply decide to make a lot of money? About six billion people would like to hear your secret!

---------------

It's easy to become a millionaire! First, you get a million dollars...

Posted by: Steve Martin at November 17, 2012 09:22 PM (2KBjW)

329 Morsi of Egypt and Turkish President say truce between Hamas and Israel is imminent. IDF hit the Al Quds TV station, made a bunch of dead terrorists, and wounded 6 journalists (just for fun).

Sounds like Israel is kicking some ass

Posted by: thunderb at November 17, 2012 09:22 PM (Dnbau)

330 Just got back from Weekends Only, where I picked up a new cheapo sectional sofa.

I've been doing my best to go Galt over the past few years and not buy unnecessary things, but even Ayn Rand herself wouldn't put up with a sage green sofa in a room with blue-gray walls and blinds...

Posted by: Palandine at November 17, 2012 09:23 PM (g7D8V)

331 Wanna 'splain how you simply decide to make a lot of money?


Get elected to Congress as a corrupt Democrat.

Posted by: Blue Falcon in Boston at November 17, 2012 09:23 PM (KCvsd)

332 That's exactly how to do it! You 'splain how to make a shit-ton of money.

In a book.

That you sell to those billion people!
Posted by: Nighthawk at November 17, 2012 09:21 PM (ppyoh)

--------------

Not quite. You forgot the part about a question-mark suit and annoying commercials.

Posted by: Matthew Lesko at November 17, 2012 09:23 PM (2KBjW)

333 I just realized today that the only time I have to see, hear or think about liberal stupidity or snark is on the internet. Fortunately, I live in a red county (in a blue state) and don't run into that many extroverted and over weening liberals.

So I've decided that I'm going to live in a little echo chamber from now on. (it's for my health: my blood pressure gets too high)

There is no hope for them changing their ways. Aggravating myself isn't doing ME any good and it's 2 years before I can even think about doing anything outside my daily routing to change where the country is headed.


Posted by: AshKente at November 17, 2012 09:24 PM (SP4jC)

334 I'll be happy to explain more in my new e-book...

Posted by: Matthew Lesko at November 17, 2012 09:24 PM (2KBjW)

335 "324 317. Exactly. In an economy that hadn't been screwed by our all-knowing masters in Washington, I'd be able to do something with my education and experience. Instead, I'm stuck with low paying service jobs because the cornerstones of the Florida economy are all dead and every other industry has been boned by law and regulation. I've been madder than a hive of pissed-on hornets for the past four years solid, and have nothing to look forward to but more student debt, retail serfdom, and blind rage for the next four.

Posted by: Cato at November 17, 2012 09:21 PM (75g7A) "

Yes, but you should make sure that you're channeling your emotions in the proper direction.



(And not in directions which can be demagogued by Leftists to increase their stranglehold on power and make things even worse.)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 17, 2012 09:24 PM (hhVWg)

336 330
Just got back from Weekends Only, where I picked up a new cheapo sectional sofa.

I've
been doing my best to go Galt over the past few years and not buy
unnecessary things, but even Ayn Rand herself wouldn't put up with a
sage green sofa in a room with blue-gray walls and blinds...


Posted by: Palandine at November 17, 2012 09:23 PM (g7D8V)


My in-laws took my daughter there when she moved to St. Louis this past summer. I had never heard of the place and I was born and raised there.

Is it new?

Posted by: Tami at November 17, 2012 09:24 PM (X6akg)

337 "325 That's crap. I tried that with flying. It made flying suck. Do something that makes a shit ton of money. Learn to love that.

well, I always tell people that you should do what you love, but do it strategically so as to merit yourself a living salary.

that is, don't go into sales if you hate sales, just because salespeople have big paychecks. and don't go into studying 14th century Turkish music, even if it's what you love, unless you have a really *really* creative idea on how to monetize that degree.

Posted by: chemjeff-husker at November 17, 2012 09:21 PM (d/5qf) "

Monetize? Just vote for Obama, and soon enough for Biden.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 17, 2012 09:26 PM (hhVWg)

338 Sounds like Israel is kicking some ass

----


Bless their hearts.

Posted by: Craig Poe at November 17, 2012 09:26 PM (BVkEs)

339 273
Saw upthread about the Wal-Mart protests. Locally here in Nor-Cal
Wal-Mart gave up on opening super centers and started converting vacant
ex grocery properties into Wal-Mart branded grocery stores. Today the
one near us had picket lines manned obviously by paid layabouts. The
signs stated that this was a non-union store. We made sure they knew
that was exactly why we chose to shop there.

Posted by: connielu at November 17, 2012 08:46 PM (i0aCV)

We have Kroger that is big time union, even the fucking checkers. They barely can even grunt what you owe them and cannot complete a simple transaction, and some of these checkers have been there for 20+ years. The Food Lion nearby has young kids bagging and checking the groceries and are close to being the friendliest people in the world. Of course the friendliest are the WalMart employees. And their prices are a hell of a lot cheaper than Krogers.

Posted by: MrCaniac at November 17, 2012 09:26 PM (Ohhk6)

340 It's not supposed to be a career, but in the modern
economy, you're lucky to even have a job this crappy. I miss the days
when you could leave one job and get another the same day.

Posted by: Cato at November 17, 2012 09:11 PM

Get used to it, it's the New Normal. All those jobs that Ofuckstick claimed to have created? The lions share of the private sector jobs were part time retail and service sector jobs.

You could try a midnight shift at a convenience store. Not a lot of hassle other than the fact that someone will some night decide to rob you and then kill you.

Hate working on holidays? Tell people not to get shot, injured or sick on Turkey Day because you'd rather be watching football than mopping up puke and blood in the emergency room

One of the galling things about the Occupoopers was the complaint of so many of them that they couldn't grab that dream job of web design or making gourmet cupcakes at great pay and making their own hours. They have DEGREES you know, and right there on the diploma it says they have the right to be fat and happy

Posted by: kbdabear at November 17, 2012 09:26 PM (wwsoB)

341 Not quite. You forgot the part about a question-mark suit and annoying commercials.
Posted by: Matthew Lesko at November 17, 2012 09:23 PM (2KBjW)

Yes, I always forget about marketing!

Posted by: Nighthawk at November 17, 2012 09:29 PM (ppyoh)

342 YOU'RE GONNA LOVE MY NUTS!

Posted by: Vince, The Slapchop Guy at November 17, 2012 09:30 PM (jucos)

343 "340 It's not supposed to be a career, but in the modern
economy, you're lucky to even have a job this crappy. I miss the days
when you could leave one job and get another the same day.

Posted by: Cato at November 17, 2012 09:11 PM

Get used to it, it's the New Normal. All those jobs that Ofuckstick claimed to have created? The lions share of the private sector jobs were part time retail and service sector jobs.

You could try a midnight shift at a convenience store. Not a lot of hassle other than the fact that someone will some night decide to rob you and then kill you.

Hate working on holidays? Tell people not to get shot, injured or sick on Turkey Day because you'd rather be watching football than mopping up puke and blood in the emergency room

One of the galling things about the Occupoopers was the complaint of so many of them that they couldn't grab that dream job of web design or making gourmet cupcakes at great pay and making their own hours. They have DEGREES you know, and right there on the diploma it says they have the right to be fat and happy

Posted by: kbdabear at November 17, 2012 09:26 PM (wwsoB) "

It's not all their fault. The Education System, Media, and culture/Society in general put some pretty fucked-up ideas in their little minds.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 17, 2012 09:31 PM (hhVWg)

344 Morsi of Egypt and Turkish President say truce between Hamas and Israel
is imminent. IDF hit the Al Quds TV station, made a bunch of dead
terrorists, and wounded 6 journalists (just for fun).



*****

The IDF tweeted earlier today that the bastards had set up behind journalists, just like they do school yards.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 09:31 PM (piMMO)

345 I can't believe all the raccoon hate. When was the last time you saw a raccoon in jail? They are made of Corzincratium I tell ya.
We need a Raccoon Liberation Front to lead the revolution.

Posted by: Beautiful Loser at November 17, 2012 09:31 PM (OQpzc)

346 P.S. raccoons look all cuddly and cute n stuff but they have very vicious claws as you would soon find out if you crossed one.

They have a high rate of rabies infection and since they are smart and agile can get places a lot of other critters can't, so you can find them where you wouldn't expect any thing to be.

They don't have much fear of humans to begin with and they are not easily scared away permanently.

Due to their numbers (they thrive in human communities in and around the edges) the easiest solution is shooting or poisoning them if they become intrusive. They will not be deterred otherwise. Once they know food is available somewhere, they will return.

Those too squeamish can usually get them trapped and killed or removed with a live trapper.

This clip was amusing but what if the coon had gotten all the way in? Trying to then get it out would be a real chore and dangerous.

If you've ever been badly scratched by a house cat, think 3x the damage with a lot more danger of sepsis.

Posted by: AshKente at November 17, 2012 09:31 PM (SP4jC)

347 75Raccoons are creepily intelligent with their little hands and bad attitude. They used to make surgical incisions in my dad's garbage and leave the bones in a pile. Maybe a couple million years from The Planet of the Raccoons.Posted by: Beagle at November 17, 2012 06:44 PM (sOtz/)Fortunately for mankind, their reasoning powers are not up to their nimbleness. One night I forgot to bring in a grocery bag I'd put down on the front porch, and in the bag was a small bag of icing sugar. I found that bag of icing sugar in the morning, with a ragged tear in the side, just as you describe. Unfortunately, the raccoon had yielded to his instinct to wash his food, and had taken the bag of sugar over to the bird bath. I like to imagine his outrage as his prize literally dissolved beneath his hands!

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at November 17, 2012 09:32 PM (FkH4y)

348 Posted by: AshKente at November 17, 2012 09:31 PM (SP4jC)

Just call Billy the Exterminator

Posted by: Evilpens at November 17, 2012 09:33 PM (ck76k)

349 Despite the treatment by my employer, it may turn out to be a blessing to be on disability now.

Being sick and having a dependable income beats the hell out of being sick and not knowing whether you'll have a job the following month.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 09:33 PM (piMMO)

350 http://preview.tinyurl.com/asr5ays

Weep, because Obama is pulling this shit at a national level.

Posted by: Blue Falcon in Boston at November 17, 2012 09:34 PM (KCvsd)

351 Instead, I'm stuck with low paying service jobs
because the cornerstones of the Florida economy are all dead and every
other industry has been boned by law and regulation. I've been madder
than a hive of pissed-on hornets for the past four years solid, and have
nothing to look forward to but more student debt, retail serfdom, and
blind rage for the next four.

Posted by: Cato at November 17, 2012 09:21 PM

I got laid off from banking operations just as the economy shit the bed in 2008. In Southern Fuckin' California which is hard to find work in the best of times. Try going 99 weeks without even a fucking temp assignment to make enough money to buy groceries after the rent and utilities are taken care of and not getting one fucking bite.

Try being in your 50's when all this goes down. Those retail jobs start looking mighty good. Going back to my old career isn't going to happen, and I expect things to get even worse now that King Choom can "transform" America

Posted by: kbdabear at November 17, 2012 09:35 PM (wwsoB)

352 "349 Despite the treatment by my employer, it may turn out to be a blessing to be on disability now.

Being sick and having a dependable income beats the hell out of being sick and not knowing whether you'll have a job the following month.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 09:33 PM (piMMO) "

Life is, in large part, a series of undesirable options/choices.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 17, 2012 09:35 PM (hhVWg)

353 Just put the leftovers on the back porch and no gets hurt.

Don't make us come inside.

Posted by: Raccoon of Loving Kindness at November 17, 2012 09:36 PM (OQpzc)

354 I've got enough rage that I can channel it in every possible direction and still have enough left to keep me warm on a cold night.

I mostly blame the government, but the retail industry needs reforms too, else it'll inevitably get unionized as more workers become permanent retail workers thanks to the never-ending recession, and all the big names of today will go the way of Hostess in the long run. The amount of jobs that'd kill, even crappy jobs as they are, would destroy the only part of our economy that's still functioning.

Posted by: Cato at November 17, 2012 09:37 PM (75g7A)

355 Posted by: AshKente at November 17, 2012 09:31 PM (SP4jC)

My Grandfather had a little fishing cottage out in the sticks that we would use for the summer. It had no heat (except for a fireplace) so every fall we'd board it up for the winter and come back next spring.

One winter a storm blew the chimney cap off and a raccoon found his way down the chimney. He was stuck in the house for about three months before we came back to find the mess.

The flies were the worst of it...

Posted by: Nighthawk at November 17, 2012 09:37 PM (ppyoh)

356
@ 340.....my copy paste is broke so I have to hope that you can all refer to 340. I was lucky 20 years ago to stumble upon the medical field. I can monster search jobs and find about 45 pages. I realize that it's not for everyone but honest to god you can't lose. The part of this tho that scares me is the regulations that are coming down with dipshit care.

Posted by: Molly k. at November 17, 2012 09:38 PM (boaYm)

357 344
Morsi of Egypt and Turkish President say truce between Hamas and Israel
is imminent. IDF hit the Al Quds TV station, made a bunch of dead
terrorists, and wounded 6 journalists (just for fun).




Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 09:31 PM

A moderate or peaceful muslim is one who has temporarily run out of ammo

Posted by: kbdabear at November 17, 2012 09:39 PM (wwsoB)

358 "354 I've got enough rage that I can channel it in every possible direction and still have enough left to keep me warm on a cold night.

I mostly blame the government, but the retail industry needs reforms too, else it'll inevitably get unionized as more workers become permanent retail workers thanks to the never-ending recession, and all the big names of today will go the way of Hostess in the long run. The amount of jobs that'd kill, even crappy jobs as they are, would destroy the only part of our economy that's still functioning.

Posted by: Cato at November 17, 2012 09:37 PM (75g7A) "

Not all directions are equal.


(And all true reform stems from the Free Market and competition.)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 17, 2012 09:39 PM (hhVWg)

359 Worst retail position: the juniors section at any department store. Women are messy clothing shoppers and teenage girls are the worst. I used to work in one and once found a used tampon underneath a pile of clothes on the floor of the dressing room.

Posted by: not the mama at November 17, 2012 09:39 PM (kzCIn)

360 They have a high rate of rabies infection and since they are smart and
agile can get places a lot of other critters can't, so you can find them
where you wouldn't expect any thing to be.


****

This.

I once called animal control because of a rabid raccoon (Dumb Rabies: the slow paralyzing death type) and they told me that practically all of them have it and said that if I want them to pick one up, I would need to trap it first.

They showed no concern whatsoever and said that if my pets were up to date with their shots that they posed little danger.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 09:40 PM (piMMO)

361 #352 Exactly. CHOOSING THE LESSER EVIL. Which most non-retarded people understand unless they're considering who to vote for for President.

Posted by: DAve at November 17, 2012 09:40 PM (XDC0v)

362 "356
@ 340.....my copy paste is broke so I have to hope that you can all refer to 340. I was lucky 20 years ago to stumble upon the medical field. I can monster search jobs and find about 45 pages. I realize that it's not for everyone but honest to god you can't lose. The part of this tho that scares me is the regulations that are coming down with dipshit care.

Posted by: Molly k. at November 17, 2012 09:38 PM (boaYm) "

But haven't regulations always made everything better? MOAR Socialism!!!11

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 17, 2012 09:40 PM (hhVWg)

363 My in-laws took my daughter there when she moved to
St. Louis this past summer. I had never heard of the place and I was
born and raised there. Is it new?


Posted by: Tami at November 17, 2012 09:24 PM (X6akg)

About 10 years old or so. They sell closeouts. As with all furniture stores, there's a fair amount of tacky crap, but some nice things. A red microfiber sectional for $450 is a good deal. The sage green couch with chaise I currently have is much smaller and was more than $100 more from Carol House.

Posted by: Palandine at November 17, 2012 09:41 PM (g7D8V)

364 359
Worst retail position: the juniors section at any department store.
Women are messy clothing shoppers and teenage girls are the worst. I
used to work in one and once found a used tampon underneath a pile of
clothes on the floor of the dressing room.


Posted by: not the mama at November 17, 2012 09:39 PM (kzCIn)

For a short time I worked in the children's dept. at a Venture store (like a Target). I found all sorts of things including a poopy diaper.

Posted by: Tami at November 17, 2012 09:41 PM (X6akg)

365 you can't lose. The part of this tho that scares me is the regulations that are coming down with dipshit care.
Posted by: Molly k. at November 17, 2012 09:38 PM (boaYm)

Yeah, been thinking about doing the vocational school thing to get a radiology tech job. Not what I had planned while I was young.

Posted by: Raccoon of Loving Kindness at November 17, 2012 09:41 PM (OQpzc)

366 "359 Worst retail position: the juniors section at any department store. Women are messy clothing shoppers and teenage girls are the worst. I used to work in one and once found a used tampon underneath a pile of clothes on the floor of the dressing room.

Posted by: not the mama at November 17, 2012 09:39 PM (kzCIn) "

You should have held on to it. Don't let the evil Republicans win the War on Tampons!

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 17, 2012 09:42 PM (hhVWg)

367 "361 #352 Exactly. CHOOSING THE LESSER EVIL. Which most non-retarded people understand unless they're considering who to vote for for President.

Posted by: DAve at November 17, 2012 09:40 PM (XDC0v) "

People will often favor the candidate whose soul is most like their own.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 17, 2012 09:43 PM (hhVWg)

368 I will cry on the day he dies.

Posted by: just L at November 17, 2012 09:09 PM (0PiQ4)

I'm thinking Clint is like a new pair of 405's. You just lean him up in the corner and he doesn't bend.

Posted by: tcn at November 17, 2012 09:44 PM (VLG62)

369 #367 Haha you mean irrelevant, like people who voted for Gary Johnson?

Posted by: DAve at November 17, 2012 09:45 PM (XDC0v)

370 It sucks, Cato, but the only thing that will reform retail is a better economy. When nice, normal people over 20 won't put up with those conditions because they can get a better job elsewhere, then they'll change. Or when someone figures out how to treat their workers better and also have a store with cheaper products and/or better service that people are willing to pay for...but again, that last part is impossible if people don't have money to spend on better service, which leads us back to the shitty economy. Sucks. I'm sorry.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 17, 2012 09:46 PM (2KBjW)

371 "364 359
Worst retail position: the juniors section at any department store.
Women are messy clothing shoppers and teenage girls are the worst. I
used to work in one and once found a used tampon underneath a pile of
clothes on the floor of the dressing room.


Posted by: not the mama at November 17, 2012 09:39 PM (kzCIn)

For a short time I worked in the children's dept. at a Venture store (like a Target). I found all sorts of things including a poopy diaper."

Teh War on Poopy Diapers.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 17, 2012 09:46 PM (hhVWg)

372 I love the IDF, and the way they're kicking ass in Gaza.

Sometimes when I get sad about having a president who's a tyrant who let four innocent men die because he had to get his beauty sleep to be fresh to party the next day in Vegas, I'll pretend that Bibi is my president. Sometimes it's Queen Elizabeth, but more and more often it's Netanyahu.

Posted by: Palandine at November 17, 2012 09:47 PM (g7D8V)

373 @ 365. Do it......I don't know how oldyou are but it's never too late to get a 2-3 yr degree. As far as the guy that asked me about regulations.....I could type pages about the shit I go through each day. I would say 10 % patient care and the other 90% is covering my ass charting.

Posted by: Molly k. at November 17, 2012 09:47 PM (boaYm)

374 About 10 years old or so. They sell closeouts. As
with all furniture stores, there's a fair amount of tacky crap, but some
nice things. A red microfiber sectional for $450 is a good deal. The
sage green couch with chaise I currently have is much smaller and was
more than $100 more from Carol House.


Posted by: Palandine at November 17, 2012 09:41 PM (g7D8V)

Ah, I think she got a desk and some other knick knack type of stuff. I don't know how they stay in business only being open 2 days a week.

Posted by: Tami at November 17, 2012 09:47 PM (X6akg)

375 @343 I'd much rather be mopping up blood and puke in the emergency room than be the 2nd shift gas station lackey that I am. That'd actually get me a foot in the door at a hospital, and let me use at least a smidge of all that college coursework I paid for. And at least I'd be on call 24/7 for a valid reason, instead of coworker #4 blowing off work to go clubbing. But even jobs like that are slam full thanks to the local economy. Our paper's weekly jobs section is usually half a page, liberally sprinkled with ads for filler, and full of positions that require arcane qualifications that nobody actually teaches.

If this economy doesn't pick up, we're all boned. Get mad, we're going to need a lot of angry people to fix this mess.

Posted by: Cato at November 17, 2012 09:47 PM (75g7A)

376 344 The IDF tweeted earlier today that the bastards had set up behind journalists, just like they do school yards.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 09:31 PM (piMMO)




Fuck em. Bombs away.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 17, 2012 09:48 PM (GEICT)

377 "369 #367 Haha you mean irrelevant, like people who voted for Gary Johnson?

Posted by: DAve at November 17, 2012 09:45 PM (XDC0v) "




(But I mostly meant stupid/malevolent and Socialistic. )

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 17, 2012 09:48 PM (hhVWg)

378 "370 It sucks, Cato, but the only thing that will reform retail is a better economy. When nice, normal people over 20 won't put up with those conditions because they can get a better job elsewhere, then they'll change. Or when someone figures out how to treat their workers better and also have a store with cheaper products and/or better service that people are willing to pay for...but again, that last part is impossible if people don't have money to spend on better service, which leads us back to the shitty economy. Sucks. I'm sorry.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 17, 2012 09:46 PM (2KBjW) "

The Free Market? Never heard of it.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 17, 2012 09:49 PM (hhVWg)

379 Don't do radiology tech. Lot of my friends did. Most of them still work in gas stations too. Stay away from medical support fields except for RN programs or you'll be in my boat, and its leaky and low in the water as it is

Posted by: Cato at November 17, 2012 09:50 PM (75g7A)

380 If I were younger and didn't have a degenerated lumbar disk, I'd get a CDL and drive a truck. It's not the romantic work that the country songs make it sound like, but the pay is decent and as long as you stay clean you seem to find someone who needs drivers

Posted by: kbdabear at November 17, 2012 09:51 PM (wwsoB)

381 "373 @ 365. Do it......I don't know how oldyou are but it's never too late to get a 2-3 yr degree. As far as the guy that asked me about regulations.....I could type pages about the shit I go through each day. I would say 10 % patient care and the other 90% is covering my ass charting.

Posted by: Molly k. at November 17, 2012 09:47 PM (boaYm) "

It's because the Government loves us. Us and Freedom!

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 17, 2012 09:51 PM (hhVWg)

382 Israel decided to pick up the pace this morning, and in addition to hitting 200+ rocket sites, they bombed the PA Prime Minister's Residence, the largest police station, the TV station, the Interior Ministry, and a large 3 story apartment buildling owned by one of the PA's military commanders. Kicking ass and taking names

Posted by: thunderb at November 17, 2012 09:51 PM (Dnbau)

383 Later, all.


God bless.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 17, 2012 09:52 PM (hhVWg)

384 Teh War on Poopy Diapers.
Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 17, 2012 09:46 PM (hhVWg)

There's a war on poopy diapers here in washington state. When you take your kid to the doctor you can't throw any diapers away in garbage (even in the bathroom), you have to carry them home with you due to the health code. I fail to see how everybody carrying shit around in their diaper bag is better for public health than using the trash.

Posted by: not the mama at November 17, 2012 09:53 PM (kzCIn)

385 It's not the romantic work that the country songs make it sound like, but the pay is decent and as long as you stay clean you seem to find someone who needs drivers

Posted by: kbdabear at November 17, 2012 09:51 PM (wwsoB)
-----------------------------------------------------------
This. There is a severe shortage of CDL Truck drivers in this country and it is only going to get worse. A competent driver is worth his weight in gold and can command great money.

Posted by: Vince, The Slapchop Guy at November 17, 2012 09:53 PM (jucos)

386 382 Israel decided to pick up the pace this morning, and in addition to hitting 200+ rocket sites, they bombed the PA Prime Minister's Residence, the largest police station, the TV station, the Interior Ministry, and a large 3 story apartment buildling owned by one of the PA's military commanders. Kicking ass and taking names

Posted by: thunderb at November 17, 2012 09:51 PM (Dnbau)




And they're all out of bubble gum.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 17, 2012 09:53 PM (GEICT)

387 you'll be in my boat, and its leaky and low in the water as it is
Posted by: Cato at November 17, 2012 09:50 PM (75g7A)

Damn. You know, I just knew I was gonna regret turning down that gig flying coke up from Mexico. I fucked that up.

Posted by: Raccoon of Loving Kindness at November 17, 2012 09:53 PM (OQpzc)

388
Best of luck with the Weekends Only furniture. I thought it would be ok to buy cheap stuff for the basement but now I'm going to have to hack the damn couch up to get it out. I put it in the basement before installing the new staircase.
Being a slow learner and trying to be economical, I bought a kitchen table from the same company, Phillips. It literally self destructed when we were out, the first night we had it delivered. They were aholes about it, picked it up and gave me a receipt for a refund but didn't take it off my visa. Took three months. Hate their guts.

Posted by: Justamom at November 17, 2012 09:53 PM (Sptt8)

389 Posted by: Vince, The Slapchop Guy at November 17, 2012 09:53 PM (jucos)
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Sock fail

Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 17, 2012 09:54 PM (jucos)

390 375
@343 I'd much rather be mopping up blood and puke in the emergency room
than be the 2nd shift gas station lackey that I am. That'd actually
get me a foot in the door at a hospital, and let me use at least a
smidge of all that college coursework I paid for.



Posted by: Cato at November 17, 2012 09:47 PM

Keep working at the gas station and your wish to get into the door at the ER will eventually come true.

Posted by: kbdabear at November 17, 2012 09:55 PM (wwsoB)

391 Posted by: Justamom at November 17, 2012 09:53 PM (Sptt

Kind of why I'm going cheap. It's in a casual room where it's gonna get a lot of use, so I don't expect it to last beyond a year or two anyway. I'm super disappointed in my current sofa with chaise from Carol House--they're supposed to be decent quality, but I've only ever bought one piece of furntiure there that didn't disappoint.

Posted by: Palandine at November 17, 2012 09:56 PM (g7D8V)

392 I fail to see how everybody carrying shit around in their diaper bag is better for public health than using the trash.


Posted by: not the mama at November 17, 2012 09:53 PM (kzCIn)

Well, as a mom who used cloth diapers, if you do it right you can always take a poopy diaper home and nobody is the wiser. Dump the poo in the potty and flush, and then bag and tie off the diaper. Drop in the diaper pail at home with borax and you are good to go.

I am so glad not to work anywhere near a landfill--they are literally full of shit from people who think they can just throw out the poo with the diaper. We will be paying for that someday soon.

Posted by: tcn at November 17, 2012 09:56 PM (VLG62)

393 to see how everybody carrying shit around in their diaper bag is better for public health than using the trash.
Posted by: not the mama at November 17, 2012 09:53 PM (kzCIn)

Heh. I had my yearly physical today. Doc checked off all the statist shit like lock up guns w/o ever say a word to me. He did say, "Quit smoking, dumbass." but that was it.

I like my Texas doc.

Posted by: Raccoon of Loving Kindness at November 17, 2012 09:57 PM (OQpzc)

394 but I've only ever bought one piece of furntiure there that didn't disappoint.


Posted by: Palandine at November 17, 2012 09:56 PM (g7D8V)

I mostly go Costco and have yet to get a clinker.

Posted by: tcn at November 17, 2012 09:57 PM (VLG62)

395 I have read so much stuff here tonitght that I wanted to copy and paste and reply to. I'm a stupid stupid girl and can't figure out how to get my google tool bar back. It was there 2 days ago and now it's gone.....help me.....

Posted by: Molly k. at November 17, 2012 09:58 PM (boaYm)

396 When I was at the doc last time and she asked if I felt safe in my home, I said, "From what?" That shut her up.

Posted by: tcn at November 17, 2012 09:58 PM (VLG62)

397 Think I might try to join the Coast Guard, if they'll give me a waiver for a bad shoulder. Shoulda done that in the first place. Getting a degree in anything during a Democrat administration is a good way to end up heartbroken, underemployed, and stuck with massive student loan bills.

Posted by: Cato at November 17, 2012 09:59 PM (75g7A)

398 Per the sidebar,federalism is over.The States are addicted to sucking the teats of Uncle Sugar.That is all.

Posted by: steevy at November 17, 2012 09:59 PM (9XBK2)

399
If you do radiology and still have private practice OBs where you live, consider prenatal ultrasounds freelance.
I pay $40 per scan, and our lady can do 3-4 per hour. She works one day per week at our office and any others t
she likes, can usually arrange her own schedule and has zero overhead.

Posted by: Justamom at November 17, 2012 09:59 PM (Sptt8)

400 The husband's a trucker, and it's not bad. The worst thing used to be the loneliness and boredom, but cell phones and the internet make it easier to stay connected than it once was. Our kids talk to Dad nearly every day when he's out on the road and I get to talk or skype at least twice a day. I don't know how sure he is about there being a "driver shortage" though...I guess it depends where you are and what you'll haul, but I do think there was a lot more of a driver shortage in the mid 90s than there ever has been since.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 17, 2012 10:00 PM (2KBjW)

401 Allen West is doing well in Fla.

Posted by: Evilpens at November 17, 2012 10:01 PM (ck76k)

402 354
I've got enough rage that I can channel it in every possible direction
and still have enough left to keep me warm on a cold night.



I mostly blame the government, but the retail industry needs reforms
too, else it'll inevitably get unionized as more workers become
permanent retail workers thanks to the never-ending recession, and all
the big names of today will go the way of Hostess in the long run. The
amount of jobs that'd kill, even crappy jobs as they are, would destroy
the only part of our economy that's still functioning.





Posted by: Cato at November 17, 2012 09:37 PM (75g7A)

Those unionized stores will then close up when a new competitor that isn't unionized and has cheaper prices comes along. That is what reforms retail, the market, not the government.

Posted by: MrCaniac at November 17, 2012 10:01 PM (Ohhk6)

403 alot of my friends even in these hard economic times STILL think major retail work is 'demeaning'. they avoid it like the plague in search of that pie in the sky job. jus doesnt make sense to me.

when i lived in the pittsburgh area i worked in an old cement mill on the edge of town, holes all up in the roof and wharf rats as big as your grandmother running around.

i loved every minute of it. sure the pay sucked but i could live off of it. add to that a greater sense of accomplishment i felt than some restaurant workers etc. and lemme tell you...youd bust that azzzz.

no way that some of my friends could handle that, or some of the various construction jobs ive done. now that im back in retail because of the economy. they shudder at the prospect of having to do THAT work for what they consider peanuts. they have NO IDEA what hard work is at any level. but still they dream...

its no wonder the lot of em have crazy loan debt from school and part time crap jobs while they live with their moms...im not sure they could even LAST at that 'deam' job they want so badly.

shame.

Posted by: laughing at neck braces at November 17, 2012 10:02 PM (nVqtU)

404 I'm sure B+rry would be down for eating coon.
*I denounce myself*

Posted by: torabora at November 17, 2012 10:02 PM (+FTzN)

405 Regarding furniture:

Find a local auction house and see what they have. I attend one locally here in Indiana and bought a mahogany buffet and a cherry china cabinet for my son and daughter-in-law. Both excellent quality, solid wood, nice detail.

Total cost for both: $80.

Posted by: Miss Marple at November 17, 2012 10:03 PM (GoIUi)

406 Posted by: tcn at November 17, 2012 09:56 PM (VLG62)

Cloth diapers are not for me, and I don't see the point of removing the poop from a disposable diaper before trashing it. I do carry a zippered plastic bag in my diaper bag to transport the diapers home, but I still think it's more sanitary to dispose of it at the scene of the changing, rather than haul it around everywhere.


Posted by: not the mama at November 17, 2012 10:03 PM (kzCIn)

407 she likes, can usually arrange her own schedule and has zero overhead.
Posted by: Justamom at November 17, 2012 09:59 PM (Sptt

Actually Austin has a school that focuses on the ultrasound thing. That is what I was gonna aim for. My cardiologist had one that seemed to lover her work. Didn't hurt so I imagine the job suckage would be minimal except when you had to scan an smelly, obese welfare pig.

Posted by: Raccoon of Loving Kindness at November 17, 2012 10:04 PM (OQpzc)

408 Why work when Uncles Sugar keeps extending unemployment benefits or you can get declared "disabled" and collect SSDI.We are boned as a country.Just like in Europe,the country has lost the work ethic and any sense of shame for being on the dole.

Posted by: steevy at November 17, 2012 10:05 PM (9XBK2)

409 I got the check-list at the Doc for my annual with the questions about random screwing and "are there guns in your home?"
I ask him; "Whose fuckin' business is that?"
Oh, that's so we can give you the standard safety lecture about gun safety, etc.
I told him; "I'm 64 and ex-Army, and you're gonna lecture me about gun safety? I've been around them since I was born, and am still here. Do you really think I don't get it?"

Posted by: ChrisP at November 17, 2012 10:05 PM (G+4K3)

410
Good furniture is so expensive, and then even when the springs are shot (leather sectional after 20 years!) I still feel like I can't get rid of it cuz I paid so much for it.
But, today my friend took me to the employee sample sale for Soft Surroundings and I cleaned up! Significant Christmas shopping, too. Plus tons of free beautiful fabric for sewing gifts and crafts.

Posted by: Justamom at November 17, 2012 10:06 PM (Sptt8)

411 Yep, Miss Marple, I'll usually buy antiques (or at least older furniture) for a lot of stuff--better quality and you avoid particle board. I also got two very nice chairs at an estate sale for $100--they came out of a home where the elderly owners still wrapped everything in plastic and were literally brand new.

Something like a couch, though, I will buy new. I'm allergic to cats and don't want to deal with any dander or other biological nasties...

Posted by: Palandine at November 17, 2012 10:07 PM (g7D8V)

412 409 Fuck that,never answer that for many reasons.

Posted by: steevy at November 17, 2012 10:07 PM (9XBK2)

413 395
I have read so much stuff here tonitght that I wanted to copy and paste
and reply to. I'm a stupid stupid girl and can't figure out how to get
my google tool bar back. It was there 2 days ago and now it's
gone.....help me.....

Posted by: Molly k. at November 17, 2012 09:58 PM

Left click, hold the button, move the mouse to highlight. Right click, copy. Click in box, right click, paste

Posted by: kbdabear at November 17, 2012 10:08 PM (wwsoB)

414 watching Rise of the Planet Apes. It's a lot better than the last version with Marky Mark. I don't know if it's worth watching till the end though.

Posted by: just L at November 17, 2012 10:09 PM (0PiQ4)

415 Americans with Disabilities Act

You're welcome.

Posted by: George the 41 at November 17, 2012 10:10 PM (BVkEs)

416 Racoons aren't nearly as much trouble as The Kenyan. He's stealing the country blind.

Posted by: torabora at November 17, 2012 10:10 PM (d9LRX)

417 #411 I would do the same about a sofa. However, if you buy at auction or garage sales nice wood pieces, the money you save can be put towards a good sofa.

Besides allergies, another thing to be concerned about are BED BUGS!!

Posted by: Miss Marple at November 17, 2012 10:10 PM (GoIUi)

418 414 It's much,much better and actually worth watching.Sets up for a new Planet of the Apes movie at the end but not sure why that hasn't happened yet.

Posted by: steevy at November 17, 2012 10:10 PM (9XBK2)

419 you can get declared "disabled" and collect SSDI.We are boned as a country.Just like in Europe,the country has lost the work ethic and any sense of shame for being on the dole.
Posted by: steevy at November 17, 2012 10:05 PM (9XBK2)

Because I quit my job to take care of my mom when her dementia got really bad. In Texas, if you are a voluntary quit, you get dick.

We had to pull the trigger on the long term healthcare when she added a violent hydrophobia to her incontenence. Now I'm broke and no one seems to want to hire a near 50 white malewho's been unemployed for over a year.

Posted by: Raccoon of Loving Kindness at November 17, 2012 10:10 PM (OQpzc)

420 Retail's demeaning, sure. You have to put up with every kind of passive aggressive antisocial behavior imaginable, unless it's the drunks - they're just plain aggressive...

But you know what's more demeaning, more deadening to the spirit? Being an able-bodied government sponge, like the sons of bitches I sell 7$ bags of beef jerky, 5$ pints of Ben & Jerry's, and brand name sodas to all day long. I give them a withering stare on all of your behalf every day. Still pisses me off that money is confiscated from my meagre paychecks to buy crap I can't afford for layabouts.

Posted by: Cato at November 17, 2012 10:11 PM (75g7A)

421
Guns- yay.
Taking my scouts to a turkey shoot tomorrow.

Posted by: Justamom at November 17, 2012 10:11 PM (Sptt8)

422 If I were younger and didn't have a degenerated lumbar disk, I'd get a
CDL and drive a truck. It's not the romantic work that the country songs
make it sound like, but the pay is decent and as long as you stay clean
you seem to find someone who needs drivers


****

There is a desperate need for drivers, particularly long-haul drivers, but also a growing need for dray and local operators.

Regulations have cleared out a lot of the bad apples that companies would employee in a pinch and now drivers with clean records and tons of experience are writing their own tickets. After a few years, you could write your ticket as well.

No touch, no count, no bullshit, and nights at home or see the country.

It's all wide open now.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 10:12 PM (piMMO)

423 Posted by: Cato

and i thank you for that withering stare.

the worst ones are the system-gamers who are fucking PROUD of it while walking around with their 7 children.

Posted by: laughing at neck braces at November 17, 2012 10:13 PM (nVqtU)

424 So did it ever get resolved that Wal-Mart is going to employ ginormous hootered babes as door greeters?

It's pretty important.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at November 17, 2012 10:13 PM (2Rwdk)

425
If anybody has House of Denmark (contemporary), they have warehouse sales a couple times per year. All their stuff coordinates pretty well and most of my furniture is from there.

Posted by: Justamom at November 17, 2012 10:14 PM (Sptt8)

426 Those unionized stores will then close up when a new
competitor that isn't unionized and has cheaper prices comes along.
That is what reforms retail, the market, not the government.


Posted by: MrCaniac at November 17, 2012 10:01 PM

A strong economy reforms the retail sector. The store can't say to good employees "if you don't like it, there's the door" because the good employee will walk and find a job with a competitor with a better offer.

In my California years, we were told over and over that if we didn't like illegals, were we ready to pay 5 bucks for a head of lettuce

Citrus workers in Central Florida work holidays doing hard physical work and shit pay. They travel from El Salvador to take those jobs that make that sales clerk job at Macy's look downright glamorous.

Have some of that with your morning orange juice

Posted by: kbdabear at November 17, 2012 10:15 PM (wwsoB)

427 395
I have read so much stuff here tonitght that I wanted to copy and paste
and reply to. I'm a stupid stupid girl and can't figure out how to get
my google tool bar back. It was there 2 days ago and now it's
gone.....help me.....

Posted by: Molly k. at November 17, 2012 09:58 PM (boaYm)

I don't use google (chrome)? but you can always highlight what you want to copy using your mouse, then right click....select 'copy'....and right click again and 'paste' it.

Posted by: Tami at November 17, 2012 10:16 PM (X6akg)

428 It's all wide open now.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 10:12 PM (piMMO)

Tried that. Cocksuckers at KLLM were giving me a whole big 250 miles a day and part of that was running into fucking Chicago. That is a fast way to starve to death while working like a slave.

Posted by: Raccoon of Loving Kindness at November 17, 2012 10:17 PM (OQpzc)

429 No touch, no count, no bullshit, and nights at home or see the country.

It's all wide open now.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 17, 2012 10:12 PM (piMMO)
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There are SO many foreign drivers it is unbelievable. I used to know where a driver was from just by the way he talked on the telephone. Now they are mostly foreign.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 17, 2012 10:17 PM (jucos)

430 Thanks for listening, but I'd better get some sleep. Work in 8 hours. Got to refresh my eyes for the Stare of Death.

Posted by: Cato at November 17, 2012 10:18 PM (75g7A)

431 But you know what's more demeaning, more deadening
to the spirit? Being an able-bodied government sponge, like the sons of
bitches I sell 7$ bags of beef jerky, 5$ pints of Ben Jerry's,
and brand name sodas to all day long. I give them a withering stare on
all of your behalf every day. Still pisses me off that money is
confiscated from my meagre paychecks to buy crap I can't afford for
layabouts.

Posted by: Cato at November 17, 2012 10:11 PM

Let me guess. They pay with those yellow cards

Posted by: kbdabear at November 17, 2012 10:19 PM (wwsoB)

432
Damn, this Baylor/Kansas State game is a barnburner. Baylor's up 35-17 early in the third quarter.

Oh, and about shitty jobs, my employment story is the stuff of legend, spoken in hushed and reverent tones by the day shift Morons, mostly around the 55-gallon drum of Valu-Rite.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at November 17, 2012 10:21 PM (lOmbq)

433 Life is what happens to you while you're making other plans.

Posted by: AshKente at November 17, 2012 10:21 PM (SP4jC)

434 There are SO many foreign drivers it is unbelievable. I used to know where a driver was from just by the way he talked on the telephone. Now they are mostly foreign.
Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 17, 2012 10:17 PM (jucos)

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Ha, this was just discussed in my house. My husband and my stepson can now curse in Russian, because apparently they've heard a lot of it lately.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 17, 2012 10:22 PM (2KBjW)

435 I worked at an orthopedic shoe store. People can have really gross feet. I worked as a car hop for A and W till some hobos wanted to give me 20 bucks to get in the car with them. I worked as a checker for years at Piggly Wiggly, and at a Stop and Go (which we called Stop and Rob) and those were just jobs I worked as a kid. And I worked at Macys and unloaded truck at a clothes store warehouse.

I learned something at every job. They were all steps on the way.

Posted by: thunderb at November 17, 2012 10:23 PM (Dnbau)

436 I habben bound wurg ez inn eckriss in uh lunk dime

I dink uh'll doh wurg fuh Meehah Bluebugg

Posted by: Marlee Matlin at November 17, 2012 10:23 PM (wwsoB)

437 Ha, this was just discussed in my house. My husband and my stepson can now curse in Russian, because apparently they've heard a lot of it lately.
Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 17, 2012 10:22 PM (2KBjW)
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Here is how it works now. Russians and Eastern Europeans are NYC and Chicago area drivers. Indian (Red Dot) are mostly Northern California. Cuban and Jamaican are in FL. Mexican Texas and Arizona.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 17, 2012 10:25 PM (jucos)

438 I, and none of my friends are buying ANYTHING except for unprocessed food and gas from now on.
Stick that in your crack, black sales day.
This economy will sink and then the great one will be seen without his clothes but he will still arise above us all, all of us fools.

Posted by: NortonPete at November 17, 2012 10:26 PM (8zxoH)

439 Keep in mind that medical records will soon be fully digitized and available to ALL agencies of government.

On any intrusive questions answer in the negative and don't question why or who's authority as they'll put you down as a maybe or some other category that could be noted later for query.

They have intruded on the Doctor/Patient relationship and honesty is out the window now. Theirs and yours.

They can't tell you what and why they have to do certain things or ask certain questions (they may not know but they know they have to) and you can't answer all their questions nor ask why they want to know.

It's now become an adversarial process that you the patient have to be alert about.

Just smile and answer any non pertinent questions in a manner that cannot come back on you.

NO is usually the best. NO guns, NO power tools, NO hunting, NO sports, etc. It's probably worse for men than women.

Posted by: AshKente at November 17, 2012 10:31 PM (SP4jC)

440 get a CDL and go tho North Dakota.Probably another 10-15 years before the crush is over. Absolute madness in the Bakken. Visited with a friend that has a farm near Williston yesterday.They drove 350 miles to get to a Target and Costco that wasn't stripped bare.

Posted by: free tibet with purchase of one at full price at November 18, 2012 07:28 PM (quLHy)

441 Carpet muncher.

Posted by: W.C. Varones at November 18, 2012 09:37 PM (QMAPJ)






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