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1 the president is a scoamf

Posted by: phoenixgirl at November 26, 2012 08:26 AM (GVxQo)

2 LOL, Ben you're slow. I had the cigarette stealing deer story up a week ago.

Posted by: Vic at November 26, 2012 08:27 AM (YdQQY)

3 Oh, a Spanish Civil War. Well, it's nice to know that we're fully recreating the 1930s again.

Posted by: Alex at November 26, 2012 08:28 AM (HwgHt)

4 love the fake Target when he falls on the floor....the woman acts like its normal

Posted by: kawfytawk at November 26, 2012 08:28 AM (JWLqy)

5 4...fake Target >guy<

Posted by: kawfytawk at November 26, 2012 08:29 AM (JWLqy)

6 Vic, I had that story last week as well but took the week off. It was too good a story not to add this week

Posted by: Ben at November 26, 2012 08:30 AM (A2fZk)

7 So, the THC is no longer allowed to percolate in the morning?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 08:30 AM (da5Wo)

8 Patients have been asking to do illegal things my whole career.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 26, 2012 08:30 AM (79ueO)

9 The manatee story reminds me of my first trip to FL, before many of you were born (stfu: I feel that old this morning!) I was hoping to see an alligator, but not one between me and a golf ball, for example. Then I noticed the sign that said, "Please do not molest the alligators." I just shook my head. The 'gators were safe from me (on that trip, at least).

Posted by: Thorvald at November 26, 2012 08:31 AM (1V6Pv)

10 Posted by: Alex at November 26, 2012 08:28 AM (HwgHt)


Where is Generalissimo Franco when you need him?

Posted by: Hrothgar - L.I.B or SMOD for the Children at November 26, 2012 08:31 AM (Cnqmv)

11 ugh gretchen carlson....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at November 26, 2012 08:32 AM (GVxQo)

12 We can turn BEANS into PEAS!

Posted by: uterus cannon at November 26, 2012 08:33 AM (3ZtZW)

13 My friend out in the Seattle area is looking for a new job. One of the reasons? Because her health benefits are going to be slashed in the new year.

Yes, she voted for Obama.

My sympathy? Nil.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 08:34 AM (4df7R)

14
Jeesh! Talk about overkill! Why not just issue a psa that it is illegal. Instead, they go on a manhunt for this woman. I hope she demands a trial. Let them prove the manatee was annoyed.

Posted by: Walkers! at November 26, 2012 08:34 AM (TYO2p)

15 So the linked stuff. Articles? Videos? Both?
If some are videos can they be designated with a (Vid) at the end or something?

Posted by: In Cognito at November 26, 2012 08:35 AM (/tk/V)

16 I heard the Casey Anthony story on the radio yesterday. Fat lot of good any "new" evidence is going to do, since she's already gotten away with it scott free.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 08:36 AM (4df7R)

17 Re: Homing Pigeons, does anyone know if the PLA (effin' ChiCom Army) still has its homing pigeon group? At the time it was first reported, the speculation was the pigeons would be a work-around in case of signals-jamming by an enemy. Now, I'm not so sure....

Posted by: Thorvald at November 26, 2012 08:37 AM (1V6Pv)

18 My friend out in the Seattle area is looking for a
new job. One of the reasons? Because her health benefits are going to be
slashed in the new year.



Yes, she voted for Obama.



My sympathy? Nil.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 08:34 AM (4df7R)

From an earlier thread:


In the wake of the election, I've heard five Obama supporters - all of
whom also voted for all the California Democrats and for all the
California taxes - complain that their taxes are going up next year.
The cognitive dissonance is almost painful. All of them consistently
embrace big spending - and, therefore Obama and his fellow Democrats -
because they've been trained to believe that the spending on welfare,
entitlements, and "select" businesses is a "good thing."

Posted by: washington nearsider at November 26, 2012 08:38 AM (fwARV)

19 I like the deer attacking two men/stealing cigarettes headline.

Reminds me of the C.D. Payne book "Frisco Pigeon Mambo."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 26, 2012 08:38 AM (XkWWK)

20 I heard the Casey Anthony story on the radio yesterday. Fat lot of good any "new" evidence is going to do, since she's already gotten away with it scott free.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 08:36 AM (4df7R)

It's not really new evidence. It was always there, the prosecution just overlooked it. The defense knew about it. And anyway that bunch of asshole jurors would have still let her go.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 26, 2012 08:38 AM (79ueO)

21
I like the pigeon story. I was just reading a few weeks ago about some guy in France trying to revitalize their carrier pigeon network in case of an EMP, natural disaster, etc.

Posted by: Lincolntf at November 26, 2012 08:38 AM (tkoGU)

22 10 Posted by: Alex at November 26, 2012 08:28 AM (HwgHt)


Where is Generalissimo Franco when you need him?
Posted by: Hrothgar - L.I.B or SMOD for the Children at November 26, 2012 08:31 AM (Cnqmv)


According to Chevy Chase, apparently he is still dead. Hmmm...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 26, 2012 08:39 AM (XkWWK)

23 According to Chevy Chase, apparently he is still dead. Hmmm...
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 26, 2012 08:39 AM (XkWWK)


Chevy Chase is dead? Oh, hallelujah, that demented windbag has finally kicked the buc-!

Wait, you mean Franco? Oh.

Way to get my hopes up.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 08:42 AM (4df7R)

24 Chevy Chase is dead? Oh, hallelujah, that demented windbag has finally kicked the buc-!

Wait, you mean Franco? Oh.

Way to get my hopes up.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 08:42 AM (4df7R)


Well "Professionally" Chase is dead and has been for some time now

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 26, 2012 08:43 AM (79ueO)

25 It's not really new evidence. It was always there, the prosecution just overlooked it. The defense knew about it. And anyway that bunch of asshole jurors would have still let her go.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 26, 2012 08:38 AM (79ueO) /i]

Yeah, I know (that's why I put the "new" in quotes ), but it's just one more indication of what a terrible job the prosecution did in that case.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 08:43 AM (4df7R)

26 Honestly, am I the only one who is totally fed-up with our Portuguese AG and Italian SoS wannabe getting away with masquerading as members of a protected class? In the former case, the man can't lie straight in bed. In the second, yeah she's either incompetent or abjectly mercenary. But the visible pigmentation, that would suggest to anyone the Mediterranean's northern shores, is proof against any adult in the room pointing out the truth.
I see in a few years a new Undersecretary for Race Fraud, with legions of functionaries, set up to root out undeserving white people who get a good tan and try to "pass" for preferment, or even merely a free O'fone....

Posted by: Thorvald at November 26, 2012 08:44 AM (1V6Pv)

27 On the manatee story, the local news here in my portion of Florida played it up as a sexual thing. It was teased on the local news as a woman attempting some sort of sexual act with a manatee.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 08:44 AM (da5Wo)

28 Well "Professionally" Chase is dead and has been for some time now
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 26, 2012 08:43 AM (79ueO)


He keeps popping up in guest appearances on TV, and it aggravates me. Let the bloviating old fool fade into obscurity and senility already, would ya?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 08:44 AM (4df7R)

29 It's not really new evidence. It was always there,
the prosecution just overlooked it. The defense knew about it. And
anyway that bunch of asshole jurors would have still let her go.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 26, 2012 08:38 AM (79ueO)

The problem did not lie with the jurors. It was a classic case of prosecutor incompetence. They decided to go for murder meaning that she intentionally killed the baby. But then they failed to make the case. If the had gone for negligent manslaughter they would have won and at least she would have done some jail time.

This is just one more of those screw ups by the prosecutors.

Posted by: Vic at November 26, 2012 08:46 AM (YdQQY)

30 Eh. Job offers were sparse today and getting sparser. Only found one position on monster that was new, desirable, and I hadn't already applied for.

And i suspect it's door-to-door sales of some variety.

The fucking economy has even killed off scam job offers.

Posted by: Truman North at November 26, 2012 08:47 AM (I2LwF)

31 Oh, btw: Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterfuck of a malevolent tyrant.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 08:47 AM (4df7R)

32 Petition asks Obama to OK hands in pockets
By Gina Harkins - Staff writer
Posted : Sunday Nov 25, 2012 9:33:59 EST
Troops are petitioning the White House to lift the services’ bans on hands in pockets — and if enough people sign it, your commander in chief could respond.

“It’s just silly to us that putting our hands in our pockets is such a big thing that they harp on it in the military,” Josh B. said. “You’ve actually got sergeants major running around bases looking for stuff like that. I think there are better things we can do with our time, like training to react to fire or” improvised explosive devices.

Funny, but true. I got yelled at once a few years ago for putting my hands in my jacket pocket on a fuckin freezing day. Some Chief yelled at me from across the parking lot.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 26, 2012 08:47 AM (79ueO)

33 So, the THC is no longer allowed to percolate in the morning?
Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 08:30 AM (da5Wo)



We bitch if there are no new posts, we bitch when there are new posts, it's the Moron Way.


Oh hey, heads up to everyone. Not only are your medical records going to be kept electronically under super duper secure no really we promise security, if anyone requests copies of those records, those records are not going to be delivered via good old fashioned mail. Nope, now it's all going to be secure web access to make the request and secure web access to retrieve copies. Doesn't that sound all nice and modern and efficient? Sure it does. Because, hey, there's zero probability that the security can be breached and an entire medical facilities' patient records will go all over the internet. Nope. None at all.


At least before it required fuckuppery such as throwing stuff in the trash instead of the shred bin or having a truck transporting records get in an accident and the physical records get strewn hither and yon for medical records to be shown to the whole wide world. Now it's all oooops forgot to click the secure button and/or for epic lulz. Hell, if I were one of the Anonymous sociopaths, I'd be licking my chops to hack into, say, Cedars Sinai medical records dbase.


Am I paranoid about this? Sure. But I really really really don't want my medical history to be accessible to via internet, no matter what security protocols may be in place.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Coming not nearly soon enough. at November 26, 2012 08:48 AM (VtjlW)

34 The problem did not lie with the jurors. It was a classic case of prosecutor incompetence. They decided to go for murder meaning that she intentionally killed the baby. But then they failed to make the case. If the had gone for negligent manslaughter they would have won and at least she would have done some jail time.

This is just one more of those screw ups by the prosecutors.
Posted by: Vic at November 26, 2012 08:46 AM (YdQQY)


yeah very true, but she still deserved to hang

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 26, 2012 08:48 AM (79ueO)

35 I can't believe that Susan Rice would even want a job in the Obama Administration after they played her for a chump/sap/dupe/dunce.

But we're the racist/sexist ones.

Posted by: Fritz at November 26, 2012 08:49 AM (/ZZCn)

36 Maybe we should just call this " The Morning Dump "

Posted by: AmericanDawg at November 26, 2012 08:49 AM (c8hZ5)

37 @11 ugh gretchen carlson....
I am not at home, and therefor I could turn on a TV. And there was Ms. Carlson smoothly transitioning from ordinary peaceful folks with their God-given rights to the deranged skull-bong shooter of cutesy Giffords.
PUKE!
And when she could say that any Rethuglican who was opposed to the gummint taking even more of our treasure was, in a sense, unfaithful in a marriage contract, I said, "Eff you, Fox", and turned the s**t off.
Thanks again to Ace, the others, and all of you!

Posted by: Thorvald at November 26, 2012 08:49 AM (1V6Pv)

38 I can't believe that Susan Rice would even want a job in the Obama Administration after they played her for a chump/sap/dupe/dunce.

But we're the racist/sexist ones.
Posted by: Fritz at November 26, 2012 08:49 AM (/ZZCn)

Yup, but just goes to show you what a sap she is

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 26, 2012 08:49 AM (79ueO)

39 I can't believe that Susan Rice would even want a job in the Obama Administration after they played her for a chump/sap/dupe/dunce.

Ah, but you see, that's the point. She let them throw her under the bus because they promised her the SoS job.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 08:50 AM (4df7R)

40 Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Coming not nearly soon enough. at November 26, 2012 08:48 AM (VtjlW)

You said 'hither and yon.' That's amazing.

Posted by: washington nearsider at November 26, 2012 08:50 AM (fwARV)

41 Also I have not set foot in Florida since, crikey, 1991 or so. Just. Putting that out there.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Coming not nearly soon enough. at November 26, 2012 08:51 AM (VtjlW)

42 10 foreign-born soldiers become U.S. citizens
By Jacob Brooks - The Killeen Daily Herald via AP
Posted : Saturday Nov 24, 2012 16:58:00 EST
FORT HOOD, Texas — Pantaleon Montes became an American the hard way.

During his past 11 years in the Army, the infantry staff sergeant has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. He faced combat in both countries.

Montes, a native of Mexico, became an American citizen during a naturalization ceremony inside III Corps Headquarters at Fort Hood earlier this month.

"It's like being a new person," said Montes, who submitted his application to become an American citizen four years ago.

Nine other soldiers became citizens during the event, the first naturalization ceremony at Fort Hood since 2009.

The 10 soldiers, ranging in rank from private first class to staff sergeant, come from all over the world: Cuba, Fiji, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Micronesia and South Africa.

Nearly 200 fellow soldiers, including III Corps and Fort Hood commander Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr., and family members watched the soldiers take the oath of allegiance.

Less than 1 percent of U.S. citizens are in the military, Campbell said. "So just by serving, they have done more than most citizens will ever do."

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 26, 2012 08:52 AM (79ueO)

43 I'm a veteran. So does that mean that PTSD also might mean wargasms are in my future.....? I don't need a cure.

Posted by: wargasmguy at November 26, 2012 08:53 AM (uEm7J)

44 Stupid manatees.

Bunch of giant sea-turds floating around with zero survival skills. They're the Obama demographic of the animal kingdom.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 26, 2012 08:55 AM (VYmKX)

45
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 26, 2012 08:52 AM (79ueO)

THAT'S how it's supposed to be done. Submit your application, wait in line, join the greatest nation on earth, whose people welcome you with open arms.
You know, or just jump a border and start collecting that sweet, sweet free shit that I pay for.

Posted by: washington nearsider at November 26, 2012 08:56 AM (fwARV)

46 @41 Also I have not set foot in Florida...
So, like, where do you, um, meet the alligators. I am asking for a friend.

Posted by: Thorvald at November 26, 2012 08:56 AM (1V6Pv)

47 Fellas.

Angie Harmon on FandF

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 26, 2012 08:57 AM (piMMO)

48 Stupid manatees.

Bunch of giant sea-turds floating around with zero survival skills. They're the Obama demographic of the animal kingdom.
Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 26, 2012 08:55 AM (VYmKX)



Your words are hurtful.


Also manatees do indeed have a survival skill. Being too fat to be easily nommed by pretty much any other animal is a perfectly cromulent survival skill.


Remember, manatees used to be so plentiful in parts of Florida at the beginning of the 20th century that people could cross a river by walking on their backs.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Coming not nearly soon enough. at November 26, 2012 08:59 AM (VtjlW)

49 "hither and yon"
I was gonna say I always thought it was 'hither, thither and yon' but then I remembered who I was dealing with so I figured I'd best just let it go.
Life ain't all that great, but it's still life.

Posted by: In Cognito at November 26, 2012 08:59 AM (HEWhR)

50 I can't believe that Susan Rice would even want a job in the Obama Administration after they played her for a chump/sap/dupe/dunce.


****

I don't think she was played at all. I think she was a willing participant for the heft price of the SOS position. The WH may abandon their deal, and screw her over, but she was part of the play all along.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 26, 2012 09:00 AM (piMMO)

51 alexthechick

if they were still plentiful and you walked across their backs today, you'd probably get the death penalty

Posted by: phoenixgirl at November 26, 2012 09:00 AM (GVxQo)

52 Pete King and Bob Corker also tell Norquist to bit the big one.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 26, 2012 09:01 AM (piMMO)

53 i hate lindsey graham

Posted by: phoenixgirl at November 26, 2012 09:01 AM (GVxQo)

54 :::Your words are hurtful. :::

I get that a lot.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 26, 2012 09:02 AM (VYmKX)

55 if they were still plentiful and you walked across their backs today, you'd probably get the death penalty

****

Alligators?

Because, if you're talking about alligators, they are as numerous as mosquitoes in Florida. They have to be hunted off every year.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 26, 2012 09:02 AM (piMMO)

56 I don't think she was played at allPosted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 26, 2012 09:00 AM (piMMO)

Absolutely....not sure if it was for the SOS....I honestly think these folks have a robotic alliance to this SCOAMF

Posted by: kawfytawk at November 26, 2012 09:03 AM (JWLqy)

57 Am I paranoid about this? Sure. But I really really really don't want my medical history to be accessible to via internet, no matter what security protocols may be in place.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Coming not nearly soon enough. at November 26, 2012 08:48 AM (VtjlW)


I'd say your paranoia is well founded! Any time you start automating or otherwise electronically controlling something, the chance for error or deliberate malice increases by leaps and bounds. That's why I always want to tear my hair out when my office starts enthusing about any "new and improved"computerized MacGuffins that they plan to start using. The idiots always only see the positives; they never even think about the plethora of NEGATIVES that will accompany any switchovers.

I like to call it the "Power Window Effect." See, I like to have the old-fashioned crank handle windows in my car. I just prefer them. But these days, it's considered preferable to have power windows, power locks, a push-button ignition, etc. "Why would you want to have one of those old fashioned crank windows?" people ask me. "It's so much easier to just push the button."

"Because I prefer to have windows that work and can only break in a few simple, easily avoidable ways, instead of windows that areonly one bad circuit away from going BSOD and requiring thousands of dollars to repair."

Electronic isn't always the way to go. Sometimes manual is just BETTER.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 09:03 AM (4df7R)

58 Less than 1 percent of U.S. citizens are in the
military, Campbell said. "So just by serving, they have done more than
most citizens will ever do."
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 26, 2012 08:52 AM (79ueO)


Yeah, folks seem to forget that for some reason.

Oh, what am I saying....people on the left seem to forget that. In their defense, I can understand why. Taking your degree in Third World Queer Cultures and working as a Barista is far more honorable than actually doing something for your racist, sexist, homophobic, heteronormative, rapacious, misogynistic country.

</sarc>

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 26, 2012 09:03 AM (sbV1u)

59 >>>Ah, but you see, that's the point. She let them throw her under the bus because they promised her the SoS job.

Susie-Q better hope the Obama Administration values her more than they valued Ambassador Stevens. As we have seen in the past, loyalty isn't exactly the hallmark of the Obama Administration.

Posted by: Fritz at November 26, 2012 09:04 AM (/ZZCn)

60 Bunch of giant sea-turds floating around with zero survival skills. They're the Obama demographic of the animal kingdom.
Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 26, 2012 08:55 AM (VYmKX)


Look out, EoJ. AtC will stompy boot you right proper for that comment.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 09:04 AM (4df7R)

61 @53 i hate lindsey graham
Is Gramnesty sitting on Benghazi while he opens the door to increased seizure of our treasure by a hideously metastasized Federal Gov. (and plots to give amnesty to the jade-knife-and-jaguar-god crowd from south of the border, down Mexico way)?

Posted by: Thorvald at November 26, 2012 09:05 AM (1V6Pv)

62 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 26, 2012 09:05 AM (5DR1j)

63 :::Your words are hurtful hilarious. :::

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 26, 2012 09:06 AM (piMMO)

64 AtC will stompy boot you right proper for that comment.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 09:04 AM (4df7R)

I think that sounds way hotter than you intended.

Posted by: washington nearsider at November 26, 2012 09:07 AM (fwARV)

65 Ahhhhh..

I missed it.

You must be talking about manatees.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 26, 2012 09:07 AM (piMMO)

66 I think that sounds way hotter than you intended.
Posted by: washington nearsider at November 26, 2012 09:07 AM (fwARV)


Well, you know. Baby lambs.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 09:08 AM (4df7R)

67 Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx recently called Barack Obama "our lord and savior."

This occurred at the previously recorded Soul Train Awards broadcast on BET Sunday (video follows with transcript and commentary):



Top story at Drudge: What a fuckin idiot. I surprised he does not drop dead from stupidity

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 26, 2012 09:08 AM (79ueO)

68 Am I paranoid about this? Sure. But I really really really don't want
my medical history to be accessible to via internet, no matter what
security protocols may be in place.


It's only paranoia if you're wrong, and you're not wrong. Can you imagine the value to a certain persuasion of shady individual of having access to the medical records of various Hollywood celebrities, or State/Local Politicians (of course, the Federal National Government exempted itself from the law)?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 26, 2012 09:09 AM (5DR1j)

69 Obama State Department In Egypt: “We Are Glad [Mubarak] Is Gone”…

We are?


Weasel Zippers

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 26, 2012 09:10 AM (79ueO)

70 Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx recently called Barack Obama "our lord and savior."


The stupid fucking son-of-a-bitch. How DARE he even COMPARE Bafuck Obumfuck to our Lord and Savior. How DARE he.

It's a shame I never watch anything Jamie Foxx is in. I'd like to boycott him in protest.

If you were planning on seeing "Django Unchained?" I suggest you don't.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 09:10 AM (4df7R)

71 "Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx recently called Barack Obama "our lord and savior."
"

there went any chance of me watching "Django Unchained". I was looking forward to it too...

Posted by: AuthorLMendez, Go Bucs! Go Heat! at November 26, 2012 09:10 AM (yAor6)

72 there went any chance of me watching "Django Unchained". I was looking forward to it too...
Posted by: AuthorLMendez, Go Bucs! Go Heat! at November 26, 2012 09:10 AM (yAor6)


Good for you, LMendez.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 09:11 AM (4df7R)

73 Electronic isn't always the way to go. Sometimes manual is just BETTER.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit

Agreed.
I bought a 4WD SUV once.
No carpet, no electric windows, electric seats, or other gadgets.
Salesman was like, 'why do you hate me?'
Ran that truck for 24 years.

Posted by: Roland THTG at November 26, 2012 09:12 AM (I7O5y)

74 "Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx recently called Barack Obama "our lord and savior."


There was a day when God would strike you down for not appropriate redirecting such comments (see: Harod, King)

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 26, 2012 09:12 AM (5DR1j)

75 None of the worthless excuses for Constitutional representation in the Congress (R/D/I) are really interested in getting to the bottom of Fast and Furious or Benghazi. Most of our legal citizens don't care what happened there, and none of our illegal immigrants give a flip.


Another Win For Team Obama!!


Keeping the Santa gravy train running on time is the only thing most citizens really care about, that and the fact that those evil Republicans are trying to steal their free stuff.

Posted by: Hrothgar - L.I.B or SMOD for the Children at November 26, 2012 09:13 AM (Cnqmv)

76 ::::Look out, EoJ. AtC will stompy boot you right proper for that comment.::::

Nonsense. She knows I'm right. See how she points out the sea-turd's useless fat-fuckery as a survival skill? I can only take that to mean that manatees are allowed to vote, the sole defining survival trait of your typical Free Shitter.

You're welcome science. Holla at me if you have any other conundrums you need unconun... decon...

You know - solved.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 26, 2012 09:13 AM (VYmKX)

77 eoj

please continue.......swoon

Posted by: phoenixgirl at November 26, 2012 09:16 AM (GVxQo)

78 Apropos of nothing, is anyone else just... completely offput by that "Rise of the Guardians" movie? It looks awful. Who would want to take their child to a film where Santa has what are essentially prison tats all over his arms?

Also, I have now managed to spill coffe on myself TWICE this morning. As my father would say, I must have a hole in my lip.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 09:16 AM (4df7R)

79 ugh gretchen carlson....
Posted by: phoenixgirl at November 26, 2012 08:32 AM (GVxQo)

No shit. What a ditz. She can't even hear her own hypocrisy.

Posted by: Invictus at November 26, 2012 09:18 AM (OQpzc)

80 Oh, hey! Did any of the 'rons or 'ronettes take part in NaNoWriMo this year? I did not, because I was too fucking depressed from the election, but I'd be interested to hear how anyone who DID take part has been doing.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 09:18 AM (4df7R)

81 I'll bet the carrier pigeon's message is something about Ovaltine.

Posted by: Waterhouse at November 26, 2012 09:18 AM (4Lo/K)

82 Santa with prison tats? And Whorrywood wonders why it is going bankrupt.

Posted by: Vic at November 26, 2012 09:19 AM (YdQQY)

83 Electronics can (and do) fail in a myriad of ways. Mechanical devices can only fail in a very few, mostly obvious, repairable ways.


If you think of highly integrated complex electronic systems as inverted pyramids built from the ground up, so the slightest perturbation at the top can easily destabilize the pyramid, you understand the sensitivity of our technical environment to design flaws (even minor ones) or unexpected events.

Posted by: Hrothgar - L.I.B or SMOD for the Children at November 26, 2012 09:19 AM (Cnqmv)

84 The death panels require electronic records for proper implementation.

Posted by: Huggy at November 26, 2012 09:20 AM (VtU/3)

85 Damn, I walk away for a few minutes and it's like the fucking AoS Hall of Fame showed up.


AtC, yeah, bitching is absolutely the Moron Way. Med records online? Sounds perfect. That'll make it even easier for daddy gov't to have access.


EoJ, fucking stupid manatees. I have to hear about their too fucking lazy or stupid to move asses all the time. We have them on fucking license plates. "Save the Manatees!" Fuck you. You know who should save the manatees? THE MANATEES. Hey look, that really fast spinning razor sharp thing is coming towards me....MAYBE I SHOULD MOVE THE FUCK OUT OF THE WAY.


Bannion, morning. The club was in fine form late yesterday. CBD and I traded Upton gifs and well endowed ladies using their hands as bras.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 09:20 AM (da5Wo)

86 Electronic isn't always the way to go. Sometimes manual is just BETTER.


Go on...

Posted by: fluffy at November 26, 2012 09:20 AM (z9HTb)

87 The death panels require electronic records for proper implementation.

Posted by: Huggy at November 26, 2012 09:20 AM (VtU/3)



Makes for easy algorithm implementation:


Request Denied!


Next!

Posted by: Hrothgar - L.I.B or SMOD for the Children at November 26, 2012 09:21 AM (Cnqmv)

88 But these days, it's considered preferable to have power windows, power locks, a push-button ignition, etc.

I know what you mean. Just got back last night from a 1,000 mile trip in the wife's new car. It comes with a 570 page manual. As I drove, she went through the index and found the pages relating to each of the hundreds of do-dads and switches and settings. The steering wheel itself moves radio volume up and down, switches songs on playlist, switches between radio, cd, phone, usb, computer, toggles display on gas mileage, outside temperature, and some other stuff I have no clue about. That's in addition to the turn signals, high beams, cruise control, wiper settings, etc.

I have software manuals on my shelf that have fewer pages. I do not want to own this car when shit starts to go bad.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 26, 2012 09:21 AM (feFL6)

89 67Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx recently called Barack Obama "our lord and savior."

This occurred at the previously recorded Soul Train Awards broadcast on BET Sunday (video follows with transcript and commentary):



Top story at Drudge: What a fuckin idiot. I surprised he does not drop dead from stupidityPosted by: Nevergiveup at November 26, 2012 09:08 AM (79ueO)
I just went and read the story, while listening to some music, and realized only after I was done how appropriate Johnny Cash's "The Man Comes Around" was for that moment....

Posted by: Grey Fox at November 26, 2012 09:21 AM (0QGaA)

90 No shit. What a ditz. She can't even hear her own hypocrisy.
Posted by: Invictus at November 26, 2012 09:18 AM (OQpzc)


The average regressive leftist has a genetic mutation that causes a superficial bone growth on the skull in the vicinity of the ear canal. This bone growth -- known colloquially as the "stupid filter" -- allows the wild born or cultured regressive to "filter out" any hypocrisy between the words that leave their mouths (or the mouths of others) and what they actually hear.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 09:22 AM (4df7R)

91 Did any of the 'rons or 'ronettes take part in NaNoWriMo this year?

http://minx.cc/?blog=86post=335197#c19742498

Posted by: Waterhouse at November 26, 2012 09:23 AM (4Lo/K)

92 The Rust Belt linky no worky.

Posted by: Waterhouse at November 26, 2012 09:26 AM (4Lo/K)

93 I have software manuals on my shelf that have fewer pages. I do not want to own this car when shit starts to go bad.
Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 26, 2012 09:21 AM (feFL6)


That's just ridiculous. What do I want in a car? I want it to go forward, backward and side to side without falling apart. Radio is good. Air conditioning and heat/defrost, too. But I really don't need more than that. Anything extra is just something else to break.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 09:26 AM (4df7R)

94 Danke, Waterhouse!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 09:27 AM (4df7R)

95 So if Catalonia breaks away from Spain, does that mean there'd be a Spanish-y place in Europe that I could visit where people actually, you know, WORK, instead of lazing around like a bunch of basking geckos?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 09:29 AM (4df7R)

96 Looking at current events, here is what I consider the only possible end state now, absent a complete collapse of the economy thatthrows everything up for grabs--a return to Federalism, and an understanding that for the next two generations we truly aren't a nation, but a union of disparate parts, working inder the cultural domination of the Left, that will require work to bring together again as a common whole. I doubt I will be participating in this effort, as I simply don't ave the motivation to do so.

I am not an American, at any rate of the America that is becoming, the land of ironic hipster douchebags and third-world demagoguery. I am a Red Stater. I encourage you to think of yourself as the same, lest you be swept away by the tide--for that is the intention. Total triumph by the Left. When my state turns blue, as it probably will, I will leave it if I can---or forseeing such, I will hopefully maneuver things ahead of time to ensure I don't have end up in such a state.

We are going to have to accomodate the Mexican-Americans (oh, I would never do so, but I understand others are weak and that as long as we stay on the field of civil politics, the strength may no longer be there). May that community choke on its victory. My accommodation in return is strict Federalism and Washington not treading where it should not.

Vice that, I support action. And since the other side is complete in their arrogance, said accomodation will probably take the threat of action to achieve.

It is only resolute determination and implacable will that will secure what is best of American Exceptionalism, and nothing else.

Posted by: HMS Implacable at November 26, 2012 09:29 AM (9UGDo)

97 I have software manuals on my shelf that have fewer pages. I do not want to own this car when shit starts to go bad.
Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 26, 2012 09:21 AM (feFL6)



I swear my next car will be a 1931 Ford truck that I can fix with a wrench, duct tape and epic profanity.


My new to me car developed issues about two months after I bought it that cost me about $700 and over a week in the shop to fix. I was unaware that gas pedals now work via sensors and not through any type of mechanical means. I was also unaware that my car would decide to just stop itself if certain error messages were activated, even if there wasn't anything actually wrong with the car. The first fix I was told was not under warranty. Guess what? That didn't fix it. The second fix I was told oh hey we forgot to clear the code. The third fix the dealership kept the car for nearly a week and gave me a loaner because I think the subtext of my ever so very very very polite discussion with the head of the service department that I will sue the ever loving shit out of you was heard. I was told that fix was a warranty fix though I think by warranty they meant please don't sue us.

I'm to the point that any electronic doo dad I see in a vehicle I consider to be nothing more than a part waiting to break.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Coming not nearly soon enough. at November 26, 2012 09:30 AM (VtjlW)

98 I'm to the point that any electronic doo dad I see in a vehicle I consider to be nothing more than a part waiting to break.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Coming not nearly soon enough. at November 26, 2012 09:30 AM (VtjlW)


This to the power of a million.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 09:32 AM (4df7R)

99 I'm to the point that any electronic doo dad I see in a vehicle I consider to be nothing more than a part waiting to break.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Coming not nearly soon enough. at November 26, 2012 09:30 AM (VtjlW)


I thought you were in favor of electronic accessories?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 09:34 AM (da5Wo)

100 Anything extra is just something else to break.

Not just break, but be expensive as hell to fix. Apparently, if you take some of these new cars a little off-road where the incline is around 45 degree (side to side) the air bags fire off -- because that's the way they are built - intentionally. I've heard that's a three grand lesson some people have learned the hard way.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 26, 2012 09:34 AM (feFL6)

101 >>>I'm to the point that any electronic doo dad I see in a vehicle I consider to be nothing more than a part waiting to break.

Doodads aren't the only concern. Imagine having a network error and having to reboot your CANbus while going 75mph on a foggy freeway. You're welcome.

Posted by: Fritz at November 26, 2012 09:35 AM (/ZZCn)

102 My son took the grandkids driving around on Saturday to look at Christmas lights.

Before the sun went down they drove around downtown spotting hipsters and making snarky comments.

I love my family.

Posted by: Miss Marple at November 26, 2012 09:37 AM (GoIUi)

103 Am I the only one who, upon seeing the headline about the teachers hiring stand-ins to take their certification exams for them, immediately thought, "Well duh. Education majors are some of the stupidest people in the world."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 09:38 AM (4df7R)

104 Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Coming not nearly soon enough. at November 26, 2012 09:30 AM (VtjlW)

I loved my 69 VW Bug....didn't even have a radiator to mess with..... It was easy care and got me where I wanted to go....miss that thing

Posted by: kawfytawk at November 26, 2012 09:38 AM (JWLqy)

105 I have to hear about their too fucking lazy or stupid to move asses all the time. We have them on fucking license plates. "Save the Manatees!" Fuck you.


What's with all the hurtful words today?


I'm not saying it's not true or anything. Still hurtful.


Boy BFF was going to do the whole adopt a manatee thing for me and then realized that when it died I would blame him. I pointed out to him that I'm reasonably certain those groups lie their asses off about your manatee still being alive in order to continue receiving your money.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Coming not nearly soon enough. at November 26, 2012 09:39 AM (VtjlW)

106 And now, thanks to Bafuck Obumfuck, good luck getting your hands on a car that's NOT controlled by itty-bitty computer chips and vapor sensors. All the big old cars have either been junked, crushed, or virtually banned.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 09:39 AM (4df7R)

107
103
Am I the only one who, upon seeing the headline about the teachers
hiring stand-ins to take their certification exams for them, immediately
thought, "Well duh. Education majors are some of the stupidest people
in the world."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 09:38 AM (4df7R)


*winces cause Mrs. 1981 has an Ed. Degree with minor in Deaf Ed.*

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 09:40 AM (da5Wo)

108 if(!relatedTo(aristocracy))
system.FOAD()
else
self.getInFrontOfLine()

Posted by: Death Panel at November 26, 2012 09:40 AM (fCMdQ)

109 I pointed out to him that I'm reasonably certain those groups lie
their asses off about your manatee still being alive in order to
continue receiving your money.


Hmmm. How would I go about setting up one of these Save-the-Waterhouse Manatee groups.

Posted by: Waterhouse at November 26, 2012 09:41 AM (4Lo/K)

110 Wheeeeee!!!

Posted by: Dow Jones at November 26, 2012 09:41 AM (z9HTb)

111 The thing about European "separatist" movements is that they're a bit of a sham.

They have no interest in being independent countries. Before the UN, being a separate country was a big deal. You had to have enough of an army to ward off invaders or at least you were well aware that that was an issue.

Now with the EU, being a separate country has no negative consequence. Catalonians, as much as they complain about the Spanish, could never survive as a separate country. Plus, their obscure language is a hindrance to their population who will now probably never learn Spanish just out of spite.

Ironically, the EU is permitting the Balkanization it was created to prevent. One would think that being under the EU umbrella would tamp it all down anyway, but considering that the EU is highly nondemocratic and is likely to implode from recession, there's going to be a power vacuum.

Posted by: AmishDude at November 26, 2012 09:41 AM (T0NGe)

112 For alexthechick, because I know how she loves manatees:

http://cute-n-tiny.com/cute-animals/top-10-cutest-manatees/attachment/cute-manatee6/

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 09:42 AM (4df7R)

113 *winces cause Mrs. 1981 has an Ed. Degree with minor in Deaf Ed.*
Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 09:40 AM (da5Wo)


Your wife is one of the exceptions, BCochran. But I bet if you asked her, she'd agree with me.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 09:43 AM (4df7R)

114
As a newly minted, and dedicated free-shitter, I'm upset that there is no 'one stop' shop to claim all my free goodies. My Obama phone, Obamacare, Welfare, Food Stamps, LIHEAP, WIC, Rental Assistance, Unemployment, Free Internet, and Tuition all require that I visit any number of web sites to file claims, update my personal status, and statistics...and it's a pain in the ass.

I already toil 7 days a week, from the crack of noon, until the wee hours of the morning trolling the internet for no-strings sex, cheap drugs, and marginally illegal scams, and on top of that, I'm expected to devote up to an hour each week jumping through hoops for 'The Man' in order to claim the goodies I so deservedly deserve? Unacceptable!

Signed,
Disgruntled Free-Shitter Who Wants More Free Shit

Posted by: Free Shitter at November 26, 2012 09:43 AM (L7hol)

115 Wheeeeee!!!
Posted by: Dow Jones at November 26, 2012 09:41 AM (z9HTb)



So. I'm not going to look. It'll just make me want to cash out my retirement account and use it for stupid things like food, rent and debt reduction.


I thought you were in favor of electronic accessories?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 09:34 AM (da5Wo)



You're already on the edge with the manatee hate. Do not make me stompy you more.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Coming not nearly soon enough. at November 26, 2012 09:43 AM (VtjlW)

116 Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Coming not nearly soon enough. at November 26, 2012 09:39 AM (VtjlW)


Lmao. I don't know about the rest of the Horde, but I picture these convos in my head. Prob not as funny in real life, but then again....



And I don't have a real problem with manatees. I have a problem with the fucktard "save the manatee" people. I got it with the gators. We were actively hunting them to extinction. Knock that off. But if an animal is so slow and stupid that it can't even survive without govt intervention? Buh-bye.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 09:44 AM (da5Wo)

117 if(!relatedTo(aristocracy))
system.FOAD()
else
self.getInFrontOfLine()


Posted by: Death Panel at November 26, 2012 09:40 AM (fCMdQ)


*groan* I have spent so much time staring at SQL and Access in the last few weeks, this makes me want to beat my head against a hard surface.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 09:45 AM (4df7R)

118 gonna try and hang my lights outside....has anyone used (with success) that "no-ladder tool for hanging clips/lights on the gutters? I'm hoping it will prevent me from having to get on the ladder behind that blasted holly tree....

Posted by: kawfytawk at November 26, 2012 09:46 AM (JWLqy)

119 The other thing the son-in-law told me about the car is that it has a 'black box' that captures about thirty seconds of electronic information about the state of the vehicle in the event of a crash. Engine rpm, vehicle speed, brakes, etc.

I would not own this car except it is an 'all-inclusive' lease for 'friends and family' of the automaker and it is dirt cheap. I feel like I'm in effect running a 'beta' test for them. At 70 mph with snow beginning to fall and a tracker-trailer on either side of me.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 26, 2012 09:46 AM (feFL6)

120 Didn't a manatee star in "Robinson Crusoe on Mars?"

Oh, that was Mantee. Or was it Mandan. No it was Mantee. Or Manischewitz...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 26, 2012 09:46 AM (XkWWK)

121 So, opposing an African American woman's appointment as SoS is racist and sexist? Did Condoleeza Rice not happen? What am I missing?

Posted by: OCD Con at November 26, 2012 09:47 AM (+Gft4)

122 The woman is 53 years old. She contacted the police when she saw that they were looking for her. If the manatee was so pissed off, it could have submerged. If it didn't, it wasn't "annoyed."

Another FL LEO looking like an asshole.

Posted by: Walkers! at November 26, 2012 09:47 AM (TYO2p)

123 As for the China Landing on ACC, I sure hope they pilot better than they drive, here in San Marino, AKA Chan Marino CA.
Now get off my ass with your comments:
Ever see a Nascar winner from China?

Posted by: Clemenza at November 26, 2012 09:48 AM (afx6B)

124 But if an animal is so slow and stupid that it can't even survive without govt intervention? Buh-bye.


Fuck you, Man.


Dude!! Mushrooms...

Posted by: spotted owl at November 26, 2012 09:48 AM (z9HTb)

125 Forget the race card. The GOP should ignore African-Americans entirely as a group. I think there's still this weird dream that they will return to the fold in reasonably large numbers, but they won't. There's just too much bigotry there.

My attack on her is that I would oppose her for being such a bad liar.

I mean, if she were a good liar, that would be one thing, but she's got to be better at it than she is.

And she'd better get asked about her political prisoner, the filmmaker.

Posted by: AmishDude at November 26, 2012 09:48 AM (T0NGe)

126 121 Posted by: OCD Con at November 26, 2012 09:47 AM (+Gft4)


Condi Rice wasn't "authentic." She actually worked hard and had supportive parents who believed in America.

So she had to be destroyed.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 26, 2012 09:48 AM (XkWWK)

127 Did Condoleeza Rice not happen?

Don't forget that Condoleeza is a Republican, therefore incapable of being either a "real" woman or "African-American".

Posted by: Waterhouse at November 26, 2012 09:49 AM (4Lo/K)

128 For alexthechick, because I know how she loves manatees:


Please take note, this is the kind of quality sucking up that not only gets you access to sleeping inside in alextopia, but also a disease free blanket.


Lmao. I don't know about the rest of the Horde, but I picture these convos in my head. Prob not as funny in real life, but then again....


Oh they probably are. Apparently Boy BFF and I are a source of intense amusement to other people. The Wife (even in pre-The Wife days) learned that she didn't have to bother to start getting ready to go out when we were going out to eat until one of us suggested a place to go. That would inevitably lead to a 45 minute to an hour fight that ended with us going to the first place suggested.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Coming not nearly soon enough. at November 26, 2012 09:49 AM (VtjlW)

129 @127 Could her disdain for Ohama be the cause for this resentment?

Posted by: Clemenza at November 26, 2012 09:50 AM (afx6B)

130 So, opposing an African American woman's appointment as SoS is racist and sexist? Did Condoleeza Rice not happen? What am I missing?
Posted by: OCD Con at November 26, 2012 09:47 AM (+Gft4)


Ah, you clearly haven't been studying your copy of the "Regressive Handbook of Racial Slurs, Dog Whistles, and Code Words." If you had, you would know that Condoleeza Rice is neither A) a woman (since she's not a leftist regressive), nor B) black (since she is a "house n**ga," "AuntJemima" and an "Oreo"). Because of these disqualifying factors, opposition to her appointment as SoS is not only not racist, but actually patriotic and American as apple pie.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 09:50 AM (4df7R)

131 So, I mentioned on the THC thread that I'd been out to the family farm to take a look at it. Here's a short list of what has to be fixed:

Septic Tank hasn't been maintained for 12+ years. It will need a thorough inspection, at minimum, and probably needs a cleaning and repair job. The water line (apparently its not on well water, but on public water from a water district) from the house to the street (a good 75 - 100 yards) needs a similar inspection/repair job.

Most of the out-buildings are fine. The barn needs a new roof, but it's just corrugated tin, so that's not actually that hard. It also needs some boards replaced in the hay-loft. Again, not that hard, just requires effort. I couldn't get into the shop/tool-shed, but that, in itself, is a good sign.

The fences that I could inspect appeared to be in good repair. That makes sense, because we currently have someone leasing the land to run their own cattle; it makes sense that they'd be keeping up the fencing.

The house is a disaster. It looks like it may just need to come down and be rebuilt. Even if that can be avoided, we're looking at $10,000+ in repairs, and my dad is too nice to sue the guy who defrauded us out of the money we gave him to repair/remodel the farm house some 6 - 8 years ago (it may be too late now anyway, but he wouldn't do it even if it wasn't).

And, despite all that, I find myself seriously considering seeing if I can somehow acquire the capital to fix it up. It has a lot to recommend it:

Three stock tanks (they'd need to be cleaned, too), a lot of the acreage is given over to woods with all kinds of game (deer and pheasant that I know of, and we saw ducks at one of the stock tanks). A really well situated "garden" of about an acre-and-a-half (natural land formation channels rain water there). In the past, that garden grew: Corn, Grapes, Peanuts, Peas and (I think) Tomatoes). The shop has mostly just been a tool-shed for about 20 years, but there's already a set-up for welding equipment, and room to turn it back into a workshop fairly easily. I think it may even have a forge already in there.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 26, 2012 09:52 AM (5DR1j)

132 AllenG: Sounds like the family farm, with the improvements and fixes you mentioned, would be a pretty good place to weather the approaching apocalypse.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 09:54 AM (4df7R)

133 I'm never going back to driving the rusted shitbox hoopties that I was stuck with for the first thirty years of my life.

You can have the SYNC system and seat warmers in my F1fiddy when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers, you filthy Luddites.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 26, 2012 09:54 AM (VYmKX)

134 Another FL LEO looking like an asshole.
Posted by: Walkers! at November 26, 2012 09:47 AM (TYO2p)



Actually, touching an endangered species is a violation of Federal law and, iirc, a no-fault offense. In other words, you can touch the animal with no intent to harm and it doesn't matter. I know other people have gotten in trouble for simply reaching out to touch a manatee that swam over to the person. Doesn't matter, can't touch that.


If you haven't read Three Felonies A Day, you should. It really is nearly impossible to live like a normal human being without breaking some law or another.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Coming not nearly soon enough. at November 26, 2012 09:55 AM (VtjlW)

135 Sounds like the family farm, with the improvements and fixes you
mentioned, would be a pretty good place to weather the approaching
apocalypse.


Yep, it would.

Actually, the wife and I are considering the possibilities of adopting/fostering, and that a farm would be a good setting for that.

No apocalypse required.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 26, 2012 09:56 AM (5DR1j)

136 #109 Waterhouse, you have given me an idea. What we need to do is set up 501c3 groups with fancy names which disguise our true intent.

Since I am convinced most of these people lack basic reading comprehension, we could put our true intent in the fine print and they would never know.

Then we could make THEM support US!

Posted by: Miss Marple at November 26, 2012 09:56 AM (GoIUi)

137
Manatees are the fat ugly animals of color!
Respect their authority!

Posted by: Walkers! at November 26, 2012 09:56 AM (TYO2p)

138 Actually, the wife and I are considering the possibilities of adopting/fostering, and that a farm would be a good setting for that.

Oh, absolutely. It sounds like heaven for just about any kid (and most adults).

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 09:57 AM (4df7R)

139
Oh, absolutely. It sounds like heaven for just about any kid (and most adults).


The problem, of course, being capital.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 26, 2012 09:58 AM (5DR1j)

140 Yep, it would.

Actually, the wife and I are considering the possibilities of adopting/fostering, and that a farm would be a good setting for that.

No apocalypse required.
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 26, 2012 09:56 AM (5DR1j)



That sounds like a wonderful piece of property. I will admit to grinning at the barn needs a new roof and the hay loft needs new boards. Every barn I've ever been in has needed a new roof and new boards. Doesn't matter if it was built yesterday.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Coming not nearly soon enough. at November 26, 2012 09:59 AM (VtjlW)

141 Since I am convinced most of these people lack basic reading comprehension, we could put our true intent in the fine print and they would never know.

There's probably a YouTube video or three about people who get average citizens to sign petitions to ban dihyrdogen monoxide* because of its health effects. I've never seen anyone, ever, not sign the petition.

* H2O or water

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 26, 2012 10:01 AM (feFL6)

142 Your wife is one of the exceptions, BCochran. But I bet if you asked her, she'd agree with me.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 09:43 AM (4df7R)


She'll defend at first, out of instinct, but once you start bringing up all the shitty teachers she worked with and how hard she worked and how obscene the benefits are and how unions won't pay for anything and what we now pay in health insurance compared to what they're bitching about, She...goes...OFF.
...yeah, it's enough to make a Moron horny

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 10:01 AM (da5Wo)

143 for NY morons in the NY Post today. Fireman Ed, Jets superfan, quits.

“I decided to leave Thursday because the confrontations with other Jets fans have become more common, even though most Jets fans are fantastic,” wrote Anzalone, who has led the chants since 1986.

The former New York City firefighter has become the most recognizable Jets fan and a polarizing figure, disliked by many of the team’s fans. He is shown on the video screens during games leading the chants, though he is not employed by the team.

“The stadium has become divided because of the quarterback controversy as well,” Anzalone wrote. “The fact that I chose to wear a Mark Sanchez jersey this year and that fans think I am on the payroll — which is an outright lie — have made these confrontations more frequent.Whether it’s in the stands, the bathroom or the parking lot, these confrontations are happening on a consistent basis.”

stay classy NY

Posted by: thunderb at November 26, 2012 10:03 AM (Dnbau)

144 AllenG,



That sounds awesome. I actually did some checking around online last night. DAMN is land cheap in Florida right now. Of course, I don't know shit about growing anything, if the soil is capable, if the land gets good water, etc.....

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 10:03 AM (da5Wo)

145 Gretchen Carlson = School Marm

And to quote my husband: "She doesn't even meet the basic standards of The Fox Hot Blondes".

Posted by: ktgreat at November 26, 2012 10:04 AM (Rcq5f)

146 145
Gretchen Carlson = School Marm



And to quote my husband: "She doesn't even meet the basic standards of The Fox Hot Blondes".

Posted by: ktgreat at November 26, 2012 10:04 AM (Rcq5f)


http://tinyurl.com/dxqjb5j


That's....bad cleavage. Yikes.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 10:07 AM (da5Wo)

147 I've ever been in has needed a new roof and new boards. Doesn't matter if it was built yesterday.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Coming not nearly soon enough. at November 26, 2012 09:59 AM (VtjlW)


That reminds me of a Dave Barry anecdote about boats.

"Steele, like most boating enthusiasts, is always in the process of simultaneously (A) fixing something on his current boat and (B) think about trading it in for another boat with a new and different set of decaying parts. For the Bimini voyage, he had to borrow his brother's boat, because his own boat, which he had just bought, had already broken. Soon the marine industry will develop a boat that is prebroken right at the factory. When they finish building it they'll just tow it out into the middle of the Gulf Stream and sink it, then hand you the bill of sale. Boating enthusiasts will be in heaven."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 10:12 AM (4df7R)

148 And to quote my husband: "She doesn't even meet the basic standards of The Fox Hot Blondes".
Posted by: ktgreat at November 26, 2012 10:04 AM (Rcq5f)

She made Fox look bad today. Her credibility is nowshit.

Posted by: Invictus at November 26, 2012 10:13 AM (OQpzc)

149 That reminds me of a Dave Barry anecdote about boats.



"Steele, like most boating enthusiasts, is always in the process
of simultaneously (A) fixing something on his current boat and (B) think
about trading it in for another boat with a new and different set of
decaying parts. For the Bimini voyage, he had to borrow his brother's
boat, because his own boat, which he had just bought, had already
broken. Soon the marine industry will develop a boat that is prebroken
right at the factory. When they finish building it they'll just tow it
out into the middle of the Gulf Stream and sink it, then hand you the
bill of sale. Boating enthusiasts will be in heaven."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 10:12 AM (4df7R)


The happiest days of any boater's life? The day he buys a boat and the day he sells the boat.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 10:13 AM (da5Wo)

150 “I decided to leave Thursday because the confrontations with other Jets fans have become more common, even though most Jets fans are fantastic,” wrote Anzalone, who has led the chants since 1986.

With apologies to any Jets fans here at the HQ, I'm not surprised.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 10:14 AM (4df7R)

151 What the fuck?!?!?


http://tinyurl.com/cbsq8sc



So we're going to leave 10,000 of our men and women over there after everyone else has pulled out? How is that a good idea????????

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 10:16 AM (da5Wo)

152 I gots free speech cracker - haters! Me and Barry laugh at yourpale asses! Obama fone foreevah!!

Posted by: Jamie Foxx at November 26, 2012 10:16 AM (wIgpo)

153 Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx recently called Barack Obama "our lord and savior."


uh hmm, They are not crazy at all.

Do they also have a good book, Like the Book of Barak? Before Barak and After Barak?
and in that day BB, He caused the oceans to recede?
Or after that day in the year of our l-rd AB He caused all humans to be free from cancers and every sundry illness?

hands alex tea.

Posted by: willow at November 26, 2012 10:16 AM (hX8cq)

154 99.99% tax on Hollywood NOW, please. Give them what they WANT!

67
Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx recently called Barack Obama "our lord and savior."



This occurred at the previously recorded Soul Train Awards broadcast
on BET Sunday (video follows with transcript and commentary):







Top story at Drudge: What a fuckin idiot. I surprised he does not drop dead from stupidity

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 26, 2012 09:08 AM (79ueO)

Posted by: Pyrocles at November 26, 2012 10:17 AM (cv5Iw)

155 The GOP is a hopeless pile of junk.

Matt Damon has made an anti-fracking movie that shows a model of a small town bursting into flames.

His character works for a big oil company, but later realizes what is really important in life: freezing in the dark waiting for your chocolate ration to be dropped off.

Posted by: eman at November 26, 2012 10:17 AM (bWwMZ)

156 AllenG - Family farm? That sounds like a good site for a moron colony! Maybe we could set up an Underground Railway to your place once we all start getting wanted by the police or are barred by law from earning a living.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at November 26, 2012 10:18 AM (FkH4y)

157 His character works for a big oil company, but later
realizes what is really important in life: freezing in the dark waiting
for your chocolate ration to be dropped off.

Posted by: eman at November 26, 2012 10:17 AM (bWwMZ)



You forgot about the free birth control.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 10:18 AM (da5Wo)

158 >>>DAMN is land cheap in Florida right now.


Yep. You look for the ones with all the perfectly round ponds on 'em.

Posted by: uterus cannon at November 26, 2012 10:19 AM (3ZtZW)

159 Do they also have a good book, Like the Book of Barak? Before Barak and After Barak?

They do. They're called The Audacity of Hope and Dreams From My Father.


I have begun to call any and all Barack Obunfuck supporters "Jonestowners." That's all they are. Braindead cultists.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 10:19 AM (4df7R)

160 So we're going to leave 10,000 of our men and women over there after
everyone else has pulled out? How is that a good idea????????




It will not end well.

Posted by: NC Ref at November 26, 2012 10:20 AM (dVJLS)

161 Who knew they still have Soul Train awards? Or even BET for that matter?

Posted by: Fritz at November 26, 2012 10:20 AM (/ZZCn)

162 You forgot about the free birth control.


Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 10:18 AM (da5Wo)
and Finally women are freed from binders, and allowed to escape fiery towns of the knuckledragging conservatives

Posted by: willow at November 26, 2012 10:21 AM (hX8cq)

163 So we're going to leave 10,000 of our men and women over there after everyone else has pulled out? How is that a good idea????????
Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 10:16 AM (da5Wo)

Bad for Iraq, but good for Afghanistan. More hypocrisy o won't be called on. If it might actually work, he wouldn't do it.

Posted by: Invictus at November 26, 2012 10:21 AM (OQpzc)

164 About the hands in pockets thing:

When I was in they issued us gloves. I guess they don't do that anymore. Huh?

Posted by: CharlieSays at November 26, 2012 10:22 AM (2aJHq)

165 Every barn I've ever been in has needed a new roof and new boards. Doesn't matter if it was built yesterday.


This is true, but there are varying levels of "needs a new roof and some new boards." I spent a lot of time jumping out of that hay-loft as a kid. I'm not sure some of those boards would hold my 3 yr old.

And the roof was torn up in some places (probably by some of the thunderstorms they've had out there in the last 12+ years).

The two best moments of my Thanksgiving were getting to play 42 (and, incidentally, win) and getting mugged on memory lane by going to the farm.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 26, 2012 10:22 AM (5DR1j)

166 So we're going to leave 10,000 of our men and women over there after everyone else has pulled out? How is that a good idea????????

You're assuming this asshole administration cares about making good decisions. It doesn't. It cares about making itself look good. "We'll leave 10,000 over there to make it seem like we still have some oversight and influence, but NOT like we're warmongering. It'll be great. We'll look like shepherds instead of soldiers."

All of which is a complete and utter falsehood (and patronizing taboot), but Barack Obumfuck is too fucking stupid, arrogant and ugly to realize it.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 10:22 AM (4df7R)

167 No problem with that coded message:
"Send more pigeon food. Coo. Coo. Most urgent. Coo. Coo. Repeat. Coo. Coo. Send more pigeon food. Coo. Coo."

Posted by: andycanuck at November 26, 2012 10:23 AM (3OmJs)

168 . But I really really really don't want my medical history to be accessible

The Precautionary Principle only applies to things the Left doesn't like. Caution or even plain common sense over things we KNOW will go wrong don't apply to they're stupidity. Why wouldn't the party of blackmail want to be able to get all the source material they can.

Posted by: DaveA at November 26, 2012 10:23 AM (Xefrb)

169
I think Jamie Foxx is very talented but I also think he has psych problems beyond his obama worship. I has this vague recollection of reading in the papers some bizarre stuff he was caught doing in the early 90s that was explained away as "exhaustion."

Posted by: Walkers! at November 26, 2012 10:23 AM (TYO2p)

170 144 AllenG,



That sounds awesome. I actually did some checking around online last night. DAMN is land cheap in Florida right now. Of course, I don't know shit about growing anything, if the soil is capable, if the land gets good water, etc.....
Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 10:03 AM (da5Wo)

Just about everything you need to know about Florida real estate is shown in the old Marx Bros film "The Coconauts".

Nothing has changed in 75 years.

Posted by: Nighthawk at November 26, 2012 10:23 AM (paPv4)

171
158
>>>DAMN is land cheap in Florida right now.



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


Yep. You look for the ones with all the perfectly round ponds on 'em.



Posted by: uterus cannon at November 26, 2012 10:19 AM (3ZtZW)


?????
I don't follow.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 10:24 AM (da5Wo)

172 I has this vague recollection of reading in the papers some bizarre stuff he was caught doing in the early 90s that was explained away as "exhaustion."


"Exhaustion" is Hollywood-speak for "drug addiction," "alcohol addiction," "domestic violence and anger management issues," or "caught with too many hookers."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 10:25 AM (4df7R)

173 Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 26, 2012 09:56 AM (5DR1j)

Hey Allen, what service did you use to start you blog/website. I want to build one to support my novel.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 26, 2012 10:25 AM (3Y7RV)

174 Top story at Drudge:

Hey, .....go for it. I know how that turns out, but I'll keep it to myself for now.

Posted by: Jesus Christ at November 26, 2012 10:26 AM (ExMJd)

175 "Exhaustion" is Hollywood-speak for "drug addiction," "alcohol addiction," "domestic violence and anger management issues," or "caught with too many hookers."
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 10:25 AM (4df7R)

Don't forget the dodging federal prosecutors thing. Mornin rons!

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 26, 2012 10:26 AM (3Y7RV)

176 Hey Allen, what service did you use to start you blog/website. I want to build one to support my novel.

I'm just on Blogger. Free. Relatively easy to use. Commenting sucks.

Or. That is, I would be. If I had a blog.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 26, 2012 10:26 AM (5DR1j)

177 MWR, Jonestown is a great analogy, also how could we know there would again in modern america be so many culpable folks , there really must be flavor aide .

lesson 1

never drink anything prepared by an obama voter.

lesson2

never watch Obama media, which means from msnbc to sesame street these days.

Posted by: willow at November 26, 2012 10:27 AM (hX8cq)

178 Why not buy swampland and put in for federal subsidies for not growing algae?

Posted by: Invictus at November 26, 2012 10:29 AM (OQpzc)

179 Hi all, in a couple of weeks my lib sister is coming to visit and we may go out for drinks with one of her friends who works for Obama in a lowish level capacity.

Any thoughts on how I should handle the situation? Any questions? They are generally nice people so I wouldn't get in their face and they know where I stand on politics.

I'm thinking I'll either just try to avoid the topic of politics altogether or I'll ask a bunch of questions about his works in a neutral way.

Posted by: elizabethe at November 26, 2012 10:30 AM (s765P)

180 "sea cow molestation is a second-degree misdemeanor,"
Uh oh. While ignorance of the law is no defense, how's about intoxocification?"Officer, I swear she looked skinny to me!"

Posted by: West at November 26, 2012 10:30 AM (1Rgee)

181 Last link is broken

Posted by: Max Power at November 26, 2012 10:31 AM (+wxCD)

182 Or. That is, I would be. If I had a blog.
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 26, 2012 10:26 AM (5DR1j)

I know Allen. Why are you letting people spread lies about you like that?

Posted by: elizabethe at November 26, 2012 10:31 AM (s765P)

183 This is why the Israelis are better people than I.
Tweet from Israel L.A.:

Yesterday, we helped transfer 143 trucks with 3,330 tons of goods & gas into Gaza, including 5 tons of medical supplies & 480 tons of fruit.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 26, 2012 10:31 AM (q9c40)

184 ?????I don't follow.
====================

Sinkholes. Just gioofing around

Posted by: uterus cannon at November 26, 2012 10:32 AM (3ZtZW)

185 I'm thinking I'll either just try to avoid the topic of politics altogether or I'll ask a bunch of questions about his works in a neutral way.
Posted by: elizabethe at November 26, 2012 10:30 AM (s765P)

Wear a Rush Limbaugh t-shirt.

Posted by: eman at November 26, 2012 10:33 AM (bWwMZ)

186 Hey Allen, what service did you use to start you blog/website. I want to build one to support my novel.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 26, 2012 10:25 AM (3Y7RV)

Hi Oldsailor's Poet.

What's your novel about?

Posted by: elizabethe at November 26, 2012 10:33 AM (s765P)

187
179
Hi all, in a couple of weeks my lib sister is coming to visit and we may
go out for drinks with one of her friends who works for Obama in a
lowish level capacity.



Any thoughts on how I should handle the situation? Any questions?
They are generally nice people so I wouldn't get in their face and they
know where I stand on politics.



I'm thinking I'll either just try to avoid the topic of politics
altogether or I'll ask a bunch of questions about his works in a neutral
way.

Posted by: elizabethe at November 26, 2012 10:30 AM (s765P)



Avoid it if possible. If it comes up from him/them, though, you might as well smile and say they've chosen to hasten the destruction of the USA, and that they should remember that as things fall apart, and then move on.

S'what I've been doing. Kinda bowls folks over, to hear someone casually remark "You've done your bit in annihilating the country, and soon we shall all pay for it. That's all there is to it, so back to the previous topic."

>_> It beats punching them in the nose, in my opinion.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at November 26, 2012 10:33 AM (FVUmk)

188 Susan Rice the Race Card...

I don't want to hear conservatives whine about the race card until they get the balls to make the Left pay a price for using it.

When's the last time the GOP (not conservative bloggers) called them on it? REALLY called them on it? Like, call-a-fucking-news-conference-and-accuse-the-Democrats-of-utilizing-racial-politics called them on it. The Left has a pattern of making overt appeals to race and they pay no price, while the Right has to defend itself against charges of covert coded racism. You don't have to be a political genius to conclude that this is, to put it mildly, a bad place to be, tactically.

The GOP response of stammering vague responses and waiting for the bad words to go away is pathetically ineffective. If they accusation is off base, respond with force. Being called a racist, in politics, is like being called a child molester. Respond appropriately.

Either we are indeed racists, or we're pussies.

Posted by: CJ at November 26, 2012 10:33 AM (9KqcB)

189 Wear a Rush Limbaugh t-shirt.
Posted by: eman at November 26, 2012 10:33 AM (bWwMZ)

LOL! That's a good idea. I don't have a rush shirt, but I can borrow my husband's Ronald Reagan done in the style of Che Guarvera shirt.

Posted by: elizabethe at November 26, 2012 10:34 AM (s765P)

190 179 Hi all, in a couple of weeks my lib sister is coming to visit and we may go out for drinks with one of her friends who works for Obama in a lowish level capacity.

Any thoughts on how I should handle the situation? Any questions? They are generally nice people so I wouldn't get in their face and they know where I stand on politics.

I'm thinking I'll either just try to avoid the topic of politics altogether or I'll ask a bunch of questions about his works in a neutral way.
Posted by: elizabethe at November 26, 2012 10:30 AM (s765P)


Unless you're up for a pounding migraine, avoid the topic altogether.

If it were me, I'd call her/them Jonestowners and let her/them figure it out.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at November 26, 2012 10:35 AM (ExMJd)

191 The funny thing is that most of them still believe that the USA is invincible and cannot be brought down by something so mundane as debt.




They'll giggle, and try to hide it out of politeness. It's irritating, but there it is. Gotta deal with it. -_- They'll see before long.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at November 26, 2012 10:35 AM (FVUmk)

192 They'll giggle, and try to hide it out of politeness. It's irritating, but there it is. Gotta deal with it. -_- They'll see before long.
Posted by: Kinley Ardal at November 26, 2012 10:35 AM (FVUmk)

I think this is right. They will giggle.

Posted by: elizabethe at November 26, 2012 10:36 AM (s765P)

193 I saw a Yahoo news headline that Barak was resigning and getting out of politics. Got my hopes up for a second.

Posted by: tofer732 at November 26, 2012 10:36 AM (2zM0P)

194 The GOP response of stammering vague responses and waiting for the bad words to go away is pathetically ineffective.

Fixed it.

Posted by: real joe at November 26, 2012 10:38 AM (PD2ad)

195 Sinkholes. Just gioofing around

Posted by: uterus cannon at November 26, 2012 10:32 AM (3ZtZW)


Aaaaaahhh...I gotcha. Humor hasn't kicked in yet. I need more caffeine.


189
Wear a Rush Limbaugh t-shirt.

Posted by: eman at November 26, 2012 10:33 AM (bWwMZ)



LOL! That's a good idea. I don't have a rush shirt, but I can borrow
my husband's Ronald Reagan done in the style of Che Guarvera shirt.

Posted by: elizabethe at November 26, 2012 10:34 AM (s765P)


There are lots of good shirts out there. I've got that same Reagan one. I've got a "Peace Through Superior Firepower" shirt. I'm betting I could turn up my "Bush/Cheney 04" shirt. (I wore that at least once a week during the election while I was at my ultra lib law school.) For a few bucks you can hit up places online. There's the "Diversity" shirt that has tons of handguns on it. Or just go straight up, get the shirt that simply says "Infidel" on the front.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 10:38 AM (da5Wo)

196
Love me long time, biayatches!

Posted by: M. Anatee at November 26, 2012 10:39 AM (TYO2p)

197 I'm thinking I'll either just try to avoid the topic of politics

altogether or I'll ask a bunch of questions about his works in a neutral

way.



Posted by: elizabethe at November 26, 2012 10:30 AM (s765P)



I would tell them right up front that I have no intention of talking politics with them and that there are undoubtedly other, less contentious subjects you can discuss, like religion.

Posted by: huerfano at November 26, 2012 10:40 AM (bAGA/)

198 elizabethe - it sounds cruel, but just keep on with what you're doing and, if collapse comes, let them handle it in whatever way they think is appropriate, including going down with the rest of 'em. We're past warnings and arguments now, for them and for us. See to your own first.

Posted by: uterus cannon at November 26, 2012 10:41 AM (3ZtZW)

199 I was unaware that gas pedals now work via sensors

Drive by wire throttle eliminates the Throttle Position Sensor and Idle Air Controller. All those mileage, power and emissions improvements we've been getting aren't just from vehicle weight reduction. IIRC Ferrari was the 1st with ethrottle as part of keep the newbie from wrecking his toy wheelspin control, drivetrain damage prevention, etc.

Posted by: DaveA at November 26, 2012 10:41 AM (Xefrb)

200 Link is wrong in China Rust Belt linkee.

Posted by: gp at November 26, 2012 10:41 AM (+Jpqc)

201 :::164 About the hands in pockets thing:

When I was in they issued us gloves. I guess they don't do that anymore. Huh?
Posted by: CharlieSays at November 26, 2012 10:22 AM (2aJHq):::

Army Regulation 670-1, Section 1-9, paragraph a, subsection 3 states "While in uniform, personnel will not place their hands in their pockets, except momentarily to place or retrieve objects."

What your squad leader likely stated was, "Get your dickbeaters out of your pockets, Private! You look like you're in the fuckin' Air Force!"

I know I did.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 26, 2012 10:41 AM (VYmKX)

202
elizabethe: Insist on driving. If they start giving you shit, get up and leave. Let them walk home.

Posted by: Walkers! at November 26, 2012 10:42 AM (TYO2p)

203 The GOP, led by Lindsey Graham, now caving in on tax hikes. http://news.yahoo.com/gop-starting-rebel-against-no-tax-hikes-pledge-012623817.html

What libertarian didn't know that?

Posted by: Frankenstein Government at November 26, 2012 10:42 AM (GOG1H)

204
Me so horny!

Posted by: M. Anatee at November 26, 2012 10:43 AM (TYO2p)

205 Army Regulation 670-1, Section 1-9, paragraph a, subsection 3 states
"While in uniform, personnel will not place their hands in their
pockets, except momentarily to place or retrieve objects."


In Army ROTC, I remember they called that the "Air Force salute".

Posted by: EC at November 26, 2012 10:43 AM (GQ8sn)

206

I would tell them right up front that I have no intention of talking politics with them and that there are undoubtedly other, less contentious subjects you can discuss, like religion.





Or Manatees!

Posted by: Cicero Kid at November 26, 2012 10:43 AM (OOML8)

207 Hi Oldsailor's Poet.

What's your novel about?
Posted by: elizabethe at November 26, 2012 10:33 AM (s765P)

It's called Amy Lynn. It's an aventure story about a sheltered little girl from the south that has to grow up fast. I'll cut and copy the Amazon description;


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Amy Lynn
Authored by Jack July
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Amy Lynn is the story of the life of a sheltered, unrefined, tomboyish country girl relatively untouched by the culture of the outside world. While growing up in the early 1990's on the outskirts of the small rural town of black Oak Alabama, she learns that honor, virtue and a strong work ethic are not just positive character traits, but a way of survival. After losing her mother at an early age, she is forced along with her older brother to tend to the small family farm, house and a younger brother as her father toils long hours in the coalmines. Tragedy strikes and her older brother dies in an accident, this is where the story begins.
Seeing her struggles on the farm and a clear need for a mother figure, her eclectic Uncle Jack and Aunt Carla Jo step in to offer assistance and guidance. Jack Brown is a happy-go-lucky bootlegger and physically scarred Viet Nam veteran. In another time and place, Jack was once one of the greatest warriors America had to offer. Carla Jo is a highly educated, classy and mysterious woman with a dark complicated past. Their individual lives and relationship as well as others that impact Amy's life are chronicled in great detail as stories within the story.

There are two major turning points. The first, when Amy is fourteen, an unthinkable evil visits Amy's world forcing her to fight for her life. The second is September 11, 2001. Each time the cast of characters surrounding Amy, drawn in by her uncommon common sense and honest unpretentious demeanor seek to help her. However, in the end, she usually helps herself.
This is a love story as well as story of redemption, survival and good verses evil. As you follow the story of Amy Lynn from the highs and lows of Jr. High and High School to the harsh brutal deserts of Afghanistan, you may be forced to question your own thoughts on a myriad of personally held beliefs. It will be for you to decide. The language, violence and sexuality in this book make it unsuitable for children under sixtee

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 26, 2012 10:44 AM (3Y7RV)

208 Morning morons and ettes!

Thanks for being here to make Monday mornings all the more bearable and interesting!

Posted by: EC at November 26, 2012 10:44 AM (GQ8sn)

209 Today's Army:

Dick in your mouth? ACCEPTABLE.

Hands in your pockets? DO SOME PUSH-UPS, SHITBAG.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 26, 2012 10:45 AM (VYmKX)

210 Evil Republicans are always trying to take away people's blackness and ladyparts, but mostly, free shit.

Posted by: Fritz at November 26, 2012 10:45 AM (/ZZCn)

211 What your squad leader likely stated was, "Get your dickbeaters out of your pockets, Private! You look like you're in the fuckin' Air Force!" I know I did Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 26, 2012 10:41 AM (VYmKX)

To this day I still call hands in the pockets, "Air Force Gloves."

Old habits die hard.

Oh, and maybe some of you current (or former) Moron Zoomies can put me some knowledge.

How come no one in the Air Force knows how to wear a hat correctly?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 26, 2012 10:45 AM (sbV1u)

212 Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 26, 2012 10:41 AM (VYmKX)



Nothin funnier than getting some guys from different branches in the same room. (Assuming you can keep it from getting to punches.)


I was out with my BIL, who's Navy, and a couple Air Force guys came in and sat at the bar across from us. Within 5 minutes the insults were flying and it was hilarious. We attracted a crowd. Bartender and Manager were cracking up.

My BIL wanted to know if the AF guys came to the bar with their PowerPoint presentation prepared on what food and drinks they wanted. The AF guys referred to my BIL (and this brought the house down, including my BIL) as a "pelican fucker."

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 10:46 AM (da5Wo)

213 How come no one in the Air Force knows how to wear a hat correctly?


Do you mean the old style garrison caps?

Posted by: EC at November 26, 2012 10:46 AM (GQ8sn)

214 Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 26, 2012 10:26 AM (5DR1j)


Thanks, I was thinking of using Go Daddy.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 26, 2012 10:46 AM (3Y7RV)

215 Hands in your pockets? DO SOME PUSH-UPS, SHITBAG. Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 26, 2012 10:45 AM (VYmKX)

Ahem, sorry for my partner here..

Private? Would you please do some push-ups? It will make you strong and less likely to die on a battlefield. Please?

Posted by: Drill Sergeant Friendly at November 26, 2012 10:47 AM (sbV1u)

216 Army Regulation 670-1, Section 1-9, paragraph a, subsection 3 states
"While in uniform, personnel will not place their hands in their
pockets, except momentarily to place or retrieve objects."

In Army ROTC, I remember they called that the "Air Force salute".

Posted by: EC at November 26, 2012 10:43 AM (GQ8sn)

Now I understand why so many dudes yelled at us kids when we had our hands in our pockets.

This was in the sixties and the dudes were WWII vets.

Maybe a hand in a pocket suggests you're not ready to respond the right way when the shit hits the fan?

Posted by: eman at November 26, 2012 10:48 AM (bWwMZ)

217 Speaking of gadgets on vehicles. I recently bought a 2000 4Runner as a runaround vehicle. All sorts of clever electronic wonders; they are well thought out and work like a charm after 150,000 miles. Plus, its built on the Land Cruiser frame. I expected to find something to complain about...nada.

Posted by: SurferDoc at November 26, 2012 10:48 AM (6H6FZ)

218 Private? Would you please do some push-ups? It will make you strong and less likely to die on a battlefield. Please?

Posted by: Drill Sergeant Friendly at November 26, 2012 10:47 AM (sbV1u)


Woah, woah, woah. How exactly does this help us with our Muslim Outreach?
We're going to need for you to attend these reedu...ahem...continuing education classes.

Posted by: White House Administration Official at November 26, 2012 10:49 AM (da5Wo)

219 Do you mean the old style garrison caps? Posted by: EC at November 26, 2012 10:46 AM (GQ8sn)

No, I mean the current cap with whatever they're calling their camo uniform lately. EVERYONE in the Air Force jams it so far down on their head they all look like Beetle Bailey.

It doesn't matter the rank either. From private to Colonel. Y'all look ridiculous.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 26, 2012 10:49 AM (sbV1u)

220 Maybe a hand in a pocket suggests you're not ready to respond the right way when the shit hits the fan?
Posted by: eman at November 26, 2012 10:48 AM (bWwMZ)


The Craker Jacks I wore didn't have pockets. Just 13 buttons.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 26, 2012 10:49 AM (3Y7RV)

221 Almost got in a fight yesterday with my husband in a restaurant during a family lunch. Daughter brought up the story about the Arkansas school that got sued over showing "A Charlie Brown Christmas" because of the overt Christianity (Linus' reading of the Nativity story). I started ticking off all the things the atheists/ACLU are doing in the war on religion. Said that within 10 years, Christmas will not be a national holiday in America. Son (college sophomore) got very engaged in this and we started talking about why the "separation of Church and State" should not also be extended to a national holiday for Christmas, since non-Christians ostensibly do not celebrate the birth of Christ. He said Christmas is such a tradition that this will never happen, but I told him that 20 years ago most stores were closed on Sunday and every town had a Nativity scene in the town square. Eventually the Left will demand an end to the holiday on the grounds that hourly wage earners need the money from working on Christmas and need government offices and banks to be open.

In my lifetime I have seen America go from an overtly religious country, with plenty of accommodation for non-Christians and no discrimination against them, to an aggressively secular society in which Christians are now being discriminated against and the Bible openly ridiculed, and the President of the United States does not even mention God in his Thanksgiving address. Hell, even in my kids' lifetimes we have gone from Bill Clinton talking about being a Southern Baptist to Barack Obama not even issuing a statement on Easter.

Husband went ballistic over all this, told me I am watching too much Fox News.

Posted by: rockmom at November 26, 2012 10:50 AM (aBlZ1)

222 Today's Army:

Dick in your mouth? ACCEPTABLE.

Hands in your pockets? DO SOME PUSH-UPS, SHITBAG.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 26, 2012 10:45 AM (VYmKX)

LOL! love it.

Posted by: elizabethe at November 26, 2012 10:50 AM (s765P)

223
Apart from the hands in pockets thing, I was scarred for life with the "never leave the building without your headgear on, andnever go into a building without it off" rule. For years after I left the Army I couldn't walk through a doorway without halfway reaching up to my head as if I had a hat to rapidly pull on/off.

Posted by: Lincolntf at November 26, 2012 10:51 AM (tkoGU)

224 Thanks for the advice on dealing with the Obama supporters. I would love to drive and leave them to walk, but they live just a few blocks from me and we'll all be meeting up at that bar.

I think I'm going to play innocent and see if can learn any inside baseball.

Posted by: elizabethe at November 26, 2012 10:51 AM (s765P)

225 The Craker Jacks I wore didn't have pockets. Just 13 buttons.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 26, 2012 10:49 AM (3Y7RV)

That's called solving the problem through design.

Posted by: eman at November 26, 2012 10:52 AM (bWwMZ)

226 and the President of the United States does not even mention God in his Thanksgiving address. Hell, even in my kids' lifetimes we have gone from Bill Clinton talking about being a Southern Baptist to Barack Obama not even issuing a statement on Easter.

Boy, would Obama be pissed if he ever found out that Squanto, the guy who saved the Pilgrims at Plymouth....was a Catholic convert.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 26, 2012 10:52 AM (sbV1u)

227 I always got yelled at and asked if I was holding that wall up.

Once I said, Yes, I am holding it up. So the chief congratulated me on my initiative and ordered me to keep holding it up until he said differently. About eight hours. That gets really old. I didn't do that again.

Posted by: Invictus at November 26, 2012 10:52 AM (OQpzc)

228 Today's Army:



Dick in your mouth? ACCEPTABLE.



Hands in your pockets? DO SOME PUSH-UPS, SHITBAG.



Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 26, 2012 10:45 AM (VYmKX)



LOL! love it.

Posted by: elizabethe at November 26, 2012 10:50 AM (s765P)

Someone else's Dick in your mouth?

ACCEPTABLE! and you get the Rainbow Ribbon/Medal.


Posted by: Hrothgar - L.I.B or SMOD for the Children at November 26, 2012 10:53 AM (Cnqmv)

229 Drives me nuts in films when soldiers walk around outdoors with no "cover". And no haircut.

Posted by: SurferDoc at November 26, 2012 10:53 AM (6H6FZ)

230 NPR played a 2-sec clip of Lindsey Graham saying "We are willing to compromise on revenue..." that you could tell was picked out of a longer statement. I am no fan of Ms. Lindsey's, but I have to say it is pretty sad when the media slices less that 10 words out of a statement to make propaganda clips like that.

Can't somebody in the Republican Party (like all of them) start raising hell about things like this and the execrable WAPO editorial about Susan Rice last week? Don't any of those idiots understand how important it is that we label the media for what it is and stop letting them set the agenda and determine the lineup. If the Republicans got a reputation for being the anti-media party, does anyone seriously think it would HURT us?

Afraid of being seen as whining. hell, we already are. Be seen whining like a prosecuting attorney cross-examining a witness "whines" - get in their face and intimidate them and call them dirty names just like they call us!

Republican "Leaders": DOES ANYBODY HAVE THE KEYS TO THE SAFE WHERE THEY KEEP YOUR BALLS?

Posted by: sherlock at November 26, 2012 10:53 AM (6rLSO)

231 Speaking of interesting military stories, here's one I heard from a prior service guy when I was in ROTC.

During his enlisted time, he told me of a story where someone was caught "touching themselves". The next morning when they were all standing together ready for PT, the senior NCO brings out the guilty party and makes him drop trou. He tells him to shuffle back and forth in front of everyone while "touching himself" until he said stop. He then addressed everyone else saying if anyone else laughs, they were to immediately break rank and join him shuffling back and forth while "touching themselves". The person relating this story says someone in his squad immediately broke rank and joined the other poor bastard out in front. He said the second guy was laughing his ass off the whole time while walking and jerking himself. No one else laughed.

True story, or so I heard.

Posted by: EC at November 26, 2012 10:53 AM (GQ8sn)

232 Posted by: CJ at November 26, 2012 10:33 AM (9KqcB)
__
The only Republican I've seen call out a race card player was Trey Gowdy during the FF hearings. Holder pulled the card on him and Trey shoved it back in his face so quick, Holder's head spun. He actuallywalked backhis accusation.
OtherGOP typeswho might have the stones to confront a bogus accuser would be Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin.

Posted by: kallisto at November 26, 2012 10:54 AM (jm/9g)

233 ACCEPTABLE! and you get the Rainbow Ribbon/Medal. Posted by: Hrothgar - L.I.B or SMOD for the Children at November 26, 2012 10:53 AM (Cnqmv)

We're already there. Don't laugh, but the Army Service Ribbon IS a ranbow.

Google it.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 26, 2012 10:54 AM (sbV1u)

234 Husband went ballistic over all this, told me I am watching too much Fox News.
Posted by: rockmom at November 26, 2012 10:50 AM (aBlZ1)

It's true. I think these "it's not going to happen, you're just scaring people with this whole 'slippery slope' thing," are the worst. At least with hard core lefties, you can argue principles or just spit on them. With these go along to get along types, they say they agree with you in principle but there's nothing to worry about.

Frustrating. Esp. because anyone who has lived for more than 15 years can point to examples of the anti-Christian cultural shift that is taking place.

Posted by: elizabethe at November 26, 2012 10:54 AM (s765P)

235 Posted by: kallisto at November 26, 2012 10:54 AM (jm/9g)


two balls and three players

Must be repubs

Posted by: Hrothgar - L.I.B or SMOD for the Children at November 26, 2012 10:55 AM (Cnqmv)

236 Republican "Leaders": DOES ANYBODY HAVE THE KEYS TO THE SAFE WHERE THEY KEEP YOUR BALLS?
Posted by: sherlock at November 26, 2012 10:53 AM (6rLSO)

The GOP is a hopeless pile of junk.

Posted by: eman at November 26, 2012 10:56 AM (bWwMZ)

237

mornin, homos

mornin, homettes

Posted by: soothsayer at November 26, 2012 10:57 AM (cp4Cl)

238
OT announcement-
I'm so proud of my nephew.
He is receiving Captain's bars today, his Father's on one side and grandfather's on the other.
Twenty-five year old West Point grad, recently back from A-Stan with a Bronze Star.
Yay!

Posted by: Justamom at November 26, 2012 10:58 AM (Sptt8)

239 We're already there. Don't laugh, but the Army Service Ribbon IS a ranbow.

Google it.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 26, 2012 10:54 AM (sbV1u)

I was thinking about a new "special" ribbon so the statement should have read:
ACCEPTABLE! and you get the Gay Pride Aren't I Special Rainbow Ribbon/Medal.

Posted by: Hrothgar - L.I.B or SMOD for the Children at November 26, 2012 10:58 AM (Cnqmv)

240 oldsailor, that sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing. Let us know when you have your blog up.

Posted by: elizabethe at November 26, 2012 10:58 AM (s765P)

241 We're already there. Don't laugh, but the Army Service Ribbon IS a ranbow.

Google it.



Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 26, 2012 10:54 AM (sbV1u)



It looks....


...FABULOUS!!!

Posted by: EC at November 26, 2012 10:59 AM (GQ8sn)

242 Yay!

Posted by: Justamom at November 26, 2012 10:58 AM (Sptt

A most justified Yay!! Good on him

Posted by: Hrothgar - L.I.B or SMOD for the Children at November 26, 2012 10:59 AM (Cnqmv)

243 okay, gotta go teach these munchkins of mine to read.

by, morning crew.

Posted by: elizabethe at November 26, 2012 10:59 AM (s765P)

244 Report: Rep. Capito to run for West Virginia Sen. Rockefeller's seat

http://tinyurl.com/bs9y93w

Posted by: The Political Hat at November 26, 2012 11:00 AM (sZTYJ)

245 OT announcement-
I'm so proud of my nephew.
He is receiving Captain's bars today, his Father's on one side and grandfather's on the other.
Twenty-five year old West Point grad, recently back from A-Stan with a Bronze Star.
Yay!
Posted by: Justamom at November 26, 2012 10:58 AM (Sptt

Outstanding!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 26, 2012 11:00 AM (79ueO)

246 Why you should not walk around with your hands in your pockets:

If you trip and fall, it will be too late to break your fall with your hands.

This is especially true when walking on snow or ice.


Posted by: Miss Marple at November 26, 2012 11:00 AM (GoIUi)

247 True story, or so I heard. Posted by: EC at November 26, 2012 10:53 AM (GQ8sn)

When I was a CO one of my NCOs regaled me with a tale of when we was a Drill Sergant at Fort Jackson. Seems they had a problem with a couple of lesbians in the platoon, and all the straight girls were complaining they'd just go at it in the barracks at night after lights out like they were the only two people in the world.

So he came up with the politically correct way to handle it. These two girls just happened to assigned right next to each other in the squad. So, every morning at inspection he'd come up to the first one and say, "Private Jones. Smile."

So she'd smile, and he'd inspect, and do a right face and move to the next girl. "Private Washington. Smile." He'd do his inspection and move on.

These two noticed they were the only two he ever asked to smile. So after about three days, the second chick says to him, "Drill Sergeant? Why do you ask me to smile at inspection?"

"I'm checking for hair."

Problem solved.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 26, 2012 11:01 AM (sbV1u)

248 ...FABULOUS!!!


Posted by: EC at November 26, 2012 10:59 AM (GQ8sn)


But it could do with a little more mauve!

Posted by: Hrothgar - L.I.B or SMOD for the Children at November 26, 2012 11:01 AM (Cnqmv)

249 Posted by: Justamom at November 26, 2012 10:58 AM (Sptt

Apparently you have raised a fine Man, congratulations.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 26, 2012 11:01 AM (3Y7RV)

250 Any thoughts on how I should handle the
situation? Any questions? They are generally nice people so I wouldn't
get in their face and they know where I stand on politics.


...

Posted by: elizabethe at November 26, 2012 10:30 AM (s765P)

All sorts of great stuff I'm thinking of, but I think you should attack from the Left. For instance, Obama has a political prisoner (the filmmaker). "I'm just troubled that he was jailed just for exercising his right of free speech." "Yes, I know all that, but all he did was make a stupid film and I'm just a free speech absolutist."
Also, "The problem with Susan Rice is that she's just such a bad liar. She's not very good at it at all. You can see right through her."

Posted by: AmishDude at November 26, 2012 11:02 AM (T0NGe)

251
238


OT announcement-

I'm so proud of my nephew.

He is receiving Captain's bars today, his Father's on one side and grandfather's on the other.

Twenty-five year old West Point grad, recently back from A-Stan with a Bronze Star.

Yay!

Posted by: Justamom at November 26, 2012 10:58 AM (Sptt


BIG congrats.

No, it's dusty in here dammit. Stupid allergies.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 11:02 AM (da5Wo)

252 OT announcement- I'm so proud of my nephew. He is receiving Captain's bars today, his Father's on one side and grandfather's on the other. Twenty-five year old West Point grad, recently back from A-Stan with a Bronze Star. Yay!

Congrats to your nephew!

Posted by: Alex at November 26, 2012 11:02 AM (3x3F6)

253 233 ACCEPTABLE! and you get the Rainbow Ribbon/Medal. Posted by: Hrothgar - L.I.B or SMOD for the Children at November 26, 2012 10:53 AM (Cnqmv)

We're already there. Don't laugh, but the Army Service Ribbon IS a ranbow.

Google it.
Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 26, 2012 10:54 AM (sbV1u)::::

Ah, yes. The "Fruit Loop", aka the "welcome to the Army ribbon."

Me: "First Sergeant, what's the point of wearing the ASR if everyone in the Army gets one? Seems to me everyone already knows you're in the Army already, seeing as you're already wearing an Army uniform. Isn't it redundant?"

First Sergeant: "Let me think about that while you do some fucking push-ups."

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 26, 2012 11:03 AM (VYmKX)

254 Posted by: Justamom at November 26, 2012 10:58 AM (Sptt

Oh crap, he's your nephew. Still, those good acorns are found neath the strongest oaks.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 26, 2012 11:04 AM (3Y7RV)

255 Oh, hey! Did any of the 'rons or 'ronettes take part in NaNoWriMo this year? I did not, because I was too fucking depressed from the election, but I'd be interested to hear how anyone who DID take part has been doing.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at November 26, 2012 09:18 AM (4df7R)


I can second that depression bit, I tell you.

Didn't do NNWM, but was trying to finally get my book finished using a similar program. Got the plotline finally ironed out, but stalled out. Been working on this for almost 3 years and thought I'd finally got the mojo to finish, but writer's block and concurrent depression (not just the election, but personal issues that have burned right through my meds)has finally stopped me cold (and my massive consumption of adult beverages hasn't helped).

I know AnnaPuma and OSP were trying to finish off and put the last touches on their books, respectively. I'm typing this before I see their answers, so I hope they both did well.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 26, 2012 11:05 AM (zF6Iw)

256 Posted by: Justamom at November 26, 2012 10:58 AM (Sptt

Tell him congrats, and if he's Armor or Infantry, I'll be instructing him for one class at the Career Course.

Posted by: Country Singer at November 26, 2012 11:05 AM (L8r/r)

257 rockmom, There were a lot of Jews who refused to leave Germany because they were good German citizens and valuable to the country.

I am sure they told those people leaving for the US that they were being paranoid and reading too many American papers.

Posted by: Miss Marple at November 26, 2012 11:05 AM (GoIUi)

258 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 26, 2012 11:05 AM (zF6Iw)

Mine is done. It'll be out before Christmas.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 26, 2012 11:05 AM (3Y7RV)

259 First Sergeant: "Let me think about that while you do some fucking push-ups."

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 26, 2012 11:03 AM (VYmKX)

Also known as the First Sergeant Universal Response # 1.

Posted by: Hrothgar - L.I.B or SMOD for the Children at November 26, 2012 11:05 AM (Cnqmv)

260 Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 26, 2012 11:03 AM (VYmKX)



I can't even comprehend you in the Army. For the same reason I can't picture myself there. A serious problem with authority and a smart mouth.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 11:06 AM (da5Wo)

261 Any thoughts on how I should handle the situation? Any questions? They are generally nice people so I wouldn't get in their face and they know where I stand on politics. Posted by: elizabethe at November 26, 2012 10:30 AM (s765P)

I liked the earlier suggestion of pointing out how Obama is a SCOAMF in a low-key way.

Like, "Well, there goes the interest deduction on my students loans. Thanks Obama!"

Because that happens on 1 January.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 26, 2012 11:06 AM (sbV1u)

262 First Sergeant: "Let me think about that while you do some fucking push-ups."

We had a Cuban E7 in our ROTC cadre, no shit. He was one of those boat people straight out of Scarface, only he didn't build a cocaine empire. He hated cadets and every second word out of his mouth during his time there was "drop".

Posted by: EC at November 26, 2012 11:06 AM (GQ8sn)

263
Thanks, all. My nephew is such a fine young man, and my son to follow, God willing.

There are many, many fine young men and women serving to be proud of.

Posted by: Justamom at November 26, 2012 11:06 AM (Sptt8)

264
"I'm checking for hair."

Problem solved.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 26, 2012 11:01 AM (sbV1u)


That would not work now a days.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 26, 2012 11:07 AM (79ueO)

265 I can't even comprehend you in the Army. For the same reason I can't
picture myself there. A serious problem with authority and a smart
mouth.


Just don't ask him to drive.

Posted by: EC at November 26, 2012 11:08 AM (GQ8sn)

266 Alright, the wife is complaining that I've told her nothing that I want for Christmas other than a couple new pairs of shoes.


Any Moron present suggestions?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 11:08 AM (da5Wo)

267
I can't even comprehend you in the Army. For the same reason I can't
picture myself there. A serious problem with authority and a smart
mouth.


That stopped neither my father (Marines) nor my brother (Army). It did mean they didn't get promoted very much, though. My dad says that other guys who enlisted when he did were sergeants when he got out. He was a full corporal, because his CO decided he should get to be one for a few months before his term was up. He'd been stuck at lance for a long time- mostly because of a smart mouth and a problem with authority.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 26, 2012 11:08 AM (5DR1j)

268 Just don't ask him to drive.


Posted by: EC at November 26, 2012 11:08 AM (GQ8sn)


I've reread that shit probably a dozen times and laughed so hard I cried every single time.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 11:09 AM (da5Wo)

269
I watched 80+ year-old vetskeeping their hands exposed at a welcome home ceremony for the 3rd Armored Cavalry in Colorado Springs a few years back. It was 12 degrees out with a stiff breeze.

Got told an incredible WWIIstory about a small armored car with a 37mm gun vs a Panzer tank in a German village. Maybe I'll write that up sometime.

Posted by: Meremortal at November 26, 2012 11:09 AM (1Y+hH)

270 There are many, many fine young men and women serving to be proud of.

Posted by: Justamom at November 26, 2012 11:06 AM (Sptt
Illigitimus Non Carborundum!
They can't crush all of us!

Posted by: Hrothgar - L.I.B or SMOD (for the Children) at November 26, 2012 11:09 AM (Cnqmv)

271 bcochran

uh....weapons.......and ammo......

Posted by: phoenixgirl at November 26, 2012 11:09 AM (GVxQo)

272 Any Moron present suggestions?

Guns. Booze. Ammunition.

Also- books. As my wife pointed out, come the collapse, people who have converted to all digital books are going to be without books at all pretty quickly.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 26, 2012 11:10 AM (5DR1j)

273 And I don't have a real problem with manatees. I have a problem with the fucktard "save the manatee" people. I got it with the gators. We were actively hunting them to extinction. Knock that off. But if an animal is so slow and stupid that it can't even survive without govt intervention? Buh-bye.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 09:44 AM (da5Wo)


But then where would our next generation of Kennedys come from?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 26, 2012 11:10 AM (zF6Iw)

274 A serious problem with authority and a smart mouth. Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 11:06 AM (da5Wo)

BC, everyone thinks that, but it's really a misconception.

Once you're out of BCT and AIT, you're a human being again. And unless you're being a COMPLETE fucking dick, the sarcasm is appreciated. Including when it's directed at you.

NCO's have saved my ass more than once through sarcasm and a lack of decorum. It was usually something like, "Oh, brilliant, Sir. Where would you like us to mail the small chunks of you that will be left."

That was usually a good indicator I wasn't exactly thinking things through.

You get that once or twice and you become a much better leader.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 26, 2012 11:10 AM (sbV1u)

275 Any Moron present suggestions?
Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 11:08 AM (da5Wo)

Firearms, Booze and unusual sex acts always work for me.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 26, 2012 11:10 AM (3Y7RV)

276 Very good, Justamom! Congrats.

Posted by: Lincolntf at November 26, 2012 11:10 AM (6gk77)

277 That would not work now a days Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 26, 2012 11:07 AM (79ueO)


True dat

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 26, 2012 11:11 AM (sbV1u)

278 Another cranky-ass gripe:

This new digital camouflage sucks both in general and in specific. To wit - it's generally less effective at concealment than the woodland camo pattern, being made up entirely of right angles. What fucking genius thought of that?

Specifically, what's with the Navy's digital camouflage? Blue? Seriously, bitch? Are you going to camouflage the ship by hanging your barnacle-scrapers over the side? What if one of those paint-chippers falls overboard? Now he's camouflaged to look like water.

WTF, over.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 26, 2012 11:12 AM (VYmKX)

279
Christmas presents- consumables.
Something you don't have to display, dust or store.
A night out, tickets for something, etc.
My personal favorite, anyway.

Posted by: Justamom at November 26, 2012 11:12 AM (Sptt8)

280 That stopped neither my father (Marines) nor my
brother (Army). It did mean they didn't get promoted very much, though.
My dad says that other guys who enlisted when he did were sergeants when
he got out. He was a full corporal, because his CO decided he should
get to be one for a few months before his term was up. He'd been stuck
at lance for a long time- mostly because of a smart mouth and a problem
with authority.


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 26, 2012 11:08 AM (5DR1j)


It's bad with me. This is gonna sound egotistical, but I don't mean it that way. From a purely statistical pov, I'm one of the smartest people in the room on a pretty consistent basis. My IQ and education put me in the upper percentages. Any time I'm told "Hey, do this right now", my immediate response is "Who the fuck are you and what makes you think you can tell me anything?" Bad response I know, but it's there. Combine that with some serious sarcasm and, well,......

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 11:12 AM (da5Wo)

281
WTF, over.
Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 26, 2012 11:12 AM (VYmKX)

Clearly someone way smarter than us made that decision.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 26, 2012 11:13 AM (3Y7RV)

282 To wit - it's generally less effective at concealment than the woodland
camo pattern, being made up entirely of right angles. What fucking
genius thought of that?


Reminds me of Minecraft. Maybe we're going to be fighting Creepers?

Posted by: EC at November 26, 2012 11:13 AM (GQ8sn)

283 Anyone know what that "restraint in combat" medal looks like? I mean, is it a bit of yellow grosgrain dangling a tin likeness of Hello Kitty, or what?

Posted by: George Orwell what knows where thou concealest thy þr0n at November 26, 2012 11:14 AM (Lxw+T)

284 Firearms, Booze and unusual sex acts always work for me.

Or even the usual ones, just more often.

Posted by: Bruce at November 26, 2012 11:14 AM (qB0/v)

285 My IQ and education put me in the upper percentages. Any time I'm told
"Hey, do this right now", my immediate response is "Who the fuck are you
and what makes you think you can tell me anything?


Yes, but your IQ and education are very good. Which means the learning curve between "Who the fuck are you?" and the resulting physical pain shouldn't be too steep. I figure it'd take you about a week to get that under control.

Which is one of the purposes of Basic.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 26, 2012 11:14 AM (5DR1j)

286 WTF, over. Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 26, 2012 11:12 AM (VYmKX)

I especially enjoyed how the Air Force went with the Vietnam era tiger stripe pattern.

Talk about "wannabes"

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 26, 2012 11:14 AM (sbV1u)

287 But then where would our next generation of Kennedys come from?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 26, 2012 11:10 AM (zF6Iw)


Feature, not a bug.


Specifically, what's with the Navy's digital
camouflage? Blue? Seriously, bitch? Are you going to camouflage the
ship by hanging your barnacle-scrapers over the side? What if one of
those paint-chippers falls overboard? Now he's camouflaged to look like water.



WTF, over.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 26, 2012 11:12 AM (VYmKX)


Why don't you drop and start doing push ups while I think about that.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 11:15 AM (da5Wo)

288
My son got his Christmas gift early this weekend- a.22/410.
My hubby took him to the VFW for a turkey shoot yesterday and now wants a new 12 gauge for Christmas.

The VFW crowd is great- very welcoming, free chili and shared their guns.

Posted by: Justamom at November 26, 2012 11:16 AM (Sptt8)

289 When it comes to this uniform stuff, I have a feeling that some Senator's kinfolk had a few thousand rolls of material they had to unload for a tidy profit.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 26, 2012 11:17 AM (3Y7RV)

290 elizabethe,

Relax and enjoy the visit with your sister. These are just Democrats, not narco-murderers.

The best thing you can do for your beliefs is be polite. They probaby interact with few if any conservatives, and most of what they know about the Other Half of the Electorate is from CNN and MSNBC. If politics comes up, don't fret or get worked up; be classy and confident. It will be an eye-opener for them, and there's no family drama.

Posted by: CJ at November 26, 2012 11:17 AM (9KqcB)

291 last link is still broken

Posted by: Max Power at November 26, 2012 11:17 AM (+wxCD)

292
My son got his Christmas gift early this weekend- a.22/410.

My first gun. Wish I still had it. Sold it stupidlyduring a weak and needymoment.

Posted by: Meremortal at November 26, 2012 11:18 AM (1Y+hH)

293 :::Once you're out of BCT and AIT, you're a human being again. And unless you're being a COMPLETE fucking dick, the sarcasm is appreciated. Including when it's directed at you:::

Yeah, you have to know your audience. In that case, it was affected innocent bewilderment and Top had a sarcastic grin on when he dropped me.

You can get some good zingers in if you're not being a completely disrespectful dick about things. And I advanced very quickly. Up to a certain point, competence and hard work are still rewarded in the Army. Past say, E-6, it helps to have a sugar daddy in DA.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 26, 2012 11:18 AM (VYmKX)

294 Yes, but your IQ and education are very good. Which means the learning
curve between "Who the fuck are you?" and the resulting physical pain
shouldn't be too steep. I figure it'd take you about a week to get that
under control.




Possibly.

*somewhat sheepish*


But you might be surprised.



The words most often used to describe me? Smart and stubborn. The harder you push me, the harder I push back. Which works great in a competitive environment, not so much in other places.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 11:18 AM (da5Wo)

295 Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 26, 2012 11:12 AM (VYmKX)

I'm sort of to blame for that (the AquaFlage). Back in the 90's my ship was the designated Dog and Pony Show Ship. 2-3 times a year we got visited by the heavy brass...SecDef, SecNav, CNO, MCPON...they always held a talk with the crew, and we were begging for something to replace the dungaree working uniforms. Preferably something that hid stains better, was easier to maintain, and more durable. What we wanted was either coveralls for shipboard/working use or some sort of camo pattern that would hide POL stains.

Posted by: Country Singer at November 26, 2012 11:18 AM (L8r/r)

296 IQ and education put me in the upper percentages. Any time I'm told "Hey, do this right now", my immediate response is "Who the fuck are you and what makes you think you can tell me anything?"

Yeah, that was my attitude at OSUT. It lasted about 90 minutes.

AllenG is right. When you perceive the cause and effect relationship between misery and your mouth, you get over yourself pretty quick.

I got so damn tired of hearing, "C'mere, College Boy!" from Drill Sergeants. Biggest mistake I ever made in my life was allowing the recruiter to let me enter as a PFC instead of a Private.

The Chinese saying is true. "Nail which stands tallest gets hammered first."

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 26, 2012 11:19 AM (sbV1u)

297 >>>>A serious problem with authority and a smart mouth.

That describes every sailor I served with. The ones worth a shit, anyway.

Posted by: uterus cannon at November 26, 2012 11:19 AM (3ZtZW)

298 The words most often used to describe me? Smart and stubborn. The harder you push me, the harder I push back. Which works great in a competitive environment, not so much in other places. sted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 11:18 AM (da5Wo)

You're what Mrs. B calls "counter-dependent."

So am I. I still managed to have a 20 year career.

Of course I did tell a Brigade XO to "fuck off" when I was a Major.

Damn, that was fun.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 26, 2012 11:22 AM (sbV1u)

299 I was more passive agressive. I didn't mind not getting credit for screwing over people that pissed me off.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 26, 2012 11:23 AM (3Y7RV)

300 >>>Specifically, what's with the Navy's digital camouflage? Blue? Seriously, bitch? Are you going to camouflage the ship by hanging your barnacle-scrapers over the side? What if one of those paint-chippers falls overboard? Now he's camouflaged to look like water.

I wasn't it during the intro to that, but I understand the colors are matched to the paints used aboard ship. Which is true - orange, gray, black, etc. It is very dumb, I agree.

Posted by: uterus cannon at November 26, 2012 11:24 AM (3ZtZW)

301 You're what Mrs. B calls "counter-dependent."

So am I. I still managed to have a 20 year career.

Of course I did tell a Brigade XO to "fuck off" when I was a Major.

Damn, that was fun.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 26, 2012 11:22 AM (sbV1u)


I played baseball my whole life. All the way up through college. My freshman year at an away game, I get brought in in relief. Supposed to stop the bleeding. Couple of booted balls, couple hits and then I walk two guys. Coach comes out and starts chewin my ass in front of the entire infield about walking guys. He's got his hand out for the ball. Before I could stop myself, "Well if we could make a fucking routine play out here I'd already be out of the GD inning." Then slammed the ball in his hand and walked back to the dugout.
Needless to say, I didn't make any roadtrips for about a month.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 11:26 AM (da5Wo)

302 Major WTF? I just got an email announcing the Wall Street Journal app for Xbox 360. Master Chief runs a hedge fund on the side.

Posted by: epobirs at November 26, 2012 11:26 AM (kcfmt)

303 The only Republican I've seen call out a race card player was Trey Gowdy during the FF hearings. Holder pulled the card on him and Trey shoved it back in his face so quick, Holder's head spun. He actuallywalked backhis accusation.
Posted by: kallisto at November 26, 2012 10:54 AM (jm/9g)

That's my point. Democrats are not comfortable defending this. They must be stunned silly that they can make the accusations - goosing their base and appleaing to mushy moderates - and the GOP just stares at its shoes and mumbles.

Racial politics is unattractive. A voter turnoff. But only if it's identified as such. When left unchallenged, it's highly effective. This is the kind of new tactical thinking the GOP needs. It's not about finding the Next Reagan, or Republican Hispanic, etc. It's about reframing debates. And never, never letting the opposition deploy a weapon that's more powerful than your own. Right now, the race card is a liberal cluster bomb: It doesn't have to be accurate to be effective. Time to respond in kind.

Posted by: CJ at November 26, 2012 11:27 AM (9KqcB)

304 But if an animal is so slow and stupid that it can't even survive without govt intervention? Buh-bye.


Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 09:44 AM (da5Wo)

Are we talking about manatees or obama voters?

Posted by: model_1066 at November 26, 2012 11:28 AM (E23Tl)

305 Militaries have been fixing attitudes for a few millenia now.

And there are a million ways they can provide sufficient misery without ever causing the slightest bit of physical harm. I would have rather taken a beating to some of the pure drudgery they could think up.

Posted by: Invictus at November 26, 2012 11:28 AM (OQpzc)

306 It's morning now and my rage from having my wallet stolen yesterday has not subsided. I'm seriously considering going vigilante. Only thing keeping me from it is the hours I spent watching Lockdown.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at November 26, 2012 11:28 AM (sY62r)

307 The Supremes might take another bite at BambiCare. Maybe Roberts will change his mind: http://preview.tinyurl.com/cqkraak

Posted by: joncelli at November 26, 2012 11:28 AM (RD7QR)

308
304
But if an animal is so slow and stupid that it can't even survive without govt intervention? Buh-bye.




Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 09:44 AM (da5Wo)

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

Are we talking about manatees or obama voters?


Posted by: model_1066 at November 26, 2012 11:28 AM (E23Tl)


Yes.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 11:29 AM (da5Wo)

309 Are we talking about manatees or obama voters? Posted by: model_1066 at November 26, 2012 11:28 AM (E23Tl)

Both.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 26, 2012 11:30 AM (sbV1u)

310 Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 09:44 AM (da5Wo)


Are there any Manatee recipes? Seems every animal we find tasty is doing just fine.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 26, 2012 11:31 AM (3Y7RV)

311 >>>It's morning now and my rage from having my wallet stolen yesterday has not subsided. I'm seriously considering going vigilante. Only thing keeping me from it is the hours I spent watching Lockdown.

There's gotta be a superhero origin story in here somewheres

Posted by: uterus cannon at November 26, 2012 11:31 AM (3ZtZW)

312 Wow, that was a 4-day weekend. I forgot what those felt like. It definitely impacted my give-a-shit meter...sigh.

Posted by: Rob McNeece at November 26, 2012 11:32 AM (hNXHo)

313
Sean Bannion @ 296:

AllenG is right. When you perceive the cause and effect relationship
between misery and your mouth, you get over yourself pretty quick.


And when you're in basic training, that whole cause and effect thing affects your entire platoon. Get a little mouthy, the rest of the platoon is doing pushups, or slogging up and down Drag Ass Hill in the middle of the night right along with you. Forty pissed off recruits will help focus one's attention pretty damned quick.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at November 26, 2012 11:32 AM (L7hol)

314 Shhh. I'm hunting wascally wacists.

Posted by: Jim Clyburn (D) Lunatic at November 26, 2012 11:32 AM (pwyhn)

315 Being a smart-ass in the military is one of the benefits, you just have to know who with and when to push the boundaries.


One night whenI was an E-3 or 4, my battalion wasforming upfor close-of-business and Istarted chucking snowballs from myplatoon's spotover the heads of a couple other platoons, so thatthey'd landin the Maintenance platoon's formation and they'd have no idea where they were coming from. We were at rest, none of the serious NCO's were out there yet, figured I was safe. Well, I wasn't. Chucked one last snowball and I could just hear "ooooooohhhhhh" come from everyone down that side. Staff Sergeant Obrock had somehow managed to arrive early and I'd totally nailed him. He immediately knew it was me by everyone who turned to give me the "oh shit!" look when they'd seen him. So he yells "Lincoln! Drop!'. For some reason, instead of dropping to do push- ups, I flopped on my back in a huge snowbank and started doing snow angels, calling out the count and everything. That pretty much cracked every one up and I scurried back to my squad with the First Sergeant just smiling and nodding back and forth the whole time, like "jeez, these are the clowns they're sending me these days?'.Good times.

Posted by: Lincolntf at November 26, 2012 11:32 AM (tkoGU)

316 Maybe an influx of xbox gamers will make the market rational, they know how to kick an algos ass.

Posted by: Jean at November 26, 2012 11:32 AM (hjRtO)

317 Are there any Manatee recipes? Seems every animal we find tasty is doing just fine.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 26, 2012 11:31 AM (3Y7RV)




As a matter of fact.....


http://tinyurl.com/yk3b32

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 11:32 AM (da5Wo)

318 The Supremes might take another bite at BambiCare. Maybe Roberts will change his mind: http://preview.tinyurl.com/cqkraak


Roberts went from a conservative hero to a despised coward in one fell swoop. Maybe the POS cares about that.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 26, 2012 11:34 AM (pwyhn)

319 Christmas present: Manatee Leather Stompy Boots.

Posted by: model_1066 at November 26, 2012 11:34 AM (E23Tl)

320 Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 09:44 AM (da5Wo)


They look great with the baby seal fur bikini.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 26, 2012 11:35 AM (3Y7RV)

321 Posted by: model_1066 at November 26, 2012 11:34 AM (E23Tl)

OOps, that comment was meant for you.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 26, 2012 11:36 AM (3Y7RV)

322 As a matter of fact.....


http://tinyurl.com/yk3b32

Did a quick perusal and noticed a recipe for Manatee Balls. Thought "oh my god, some people WILL eat anything" Then saw the recipe was a meatball type dish.

Posted by: Bruce at November 26, 2012 11:36 AM (qB0/v)

323 SCOTUS won't be hearing anything if I'm reading that article right. A lower court dismissed an action by Liberty claiming they didn't have jurisdiction. SCOTUS has now said, bullshit, and the original case will be heard by the lower court.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 11:36 AM (da5Wo)

324 The Supremes might take another bite at BambiCare. Maybe Roberts will change his mind: http://preview.tinyurl.com/cqkraak

We'll see how much shame he has. He appeared to double down on the stupid even though he got hammered by every serious court thinker (even the lefties didn't bother to defend his tax thing other than to just say it was a win for Obama).

He seems to be a pretty arrogant and prideful man and is obsessed with the "integrity" of the court. He issued an incomprehensible argument and managed to do what I thought was impossible: Use judicial activism not to overturn a law.

But my thinking is that he will feel that he did his bit and won't expand his support of Obamacare beyond his stupid tax argument.

Posted by: AmishDude at November 26, 2012 11:37 AM (T0NGe)

325 The only protection the manatees need is from the dopes who do 40 knots through no-wake zones and fuck them up with the prop blades.

They do fine living next to humans otherwise. And...it turns out that the nuke plants that were supposed to hurt them with warmer discharge water are favored manatee hangout places. Apparently manatees LIKE the warmer water. They thrive near the nuke plants.

None of the fucking eco-freaks actually asked the manatees what they preferred prior to wigging out over the nuke plants...now we know. Manatees are pro nukes.

Posted by: Winston Smith (Islam edition) at November 26, 2012 11:37 AM (PBRO4)

326 They look great with the baby seal fur bikini.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 26, 2012 11:35 AM (3Y7RV)





http://tinyurl.com/cdzjbaa

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 26, 2012 11:38 AM (da5Wo)

327 Roberts went from a conservative hero to a despised coward in one fell swoop. Maybe the POS cares about that.

All he cares about is his own reputation and the reputation of the court.

Posted by: AmishDude at November 26, 2012 11:39 AM (T0NGe)

328 Apparently manatees LIKE the warmer water. They thrive near the nuke plants.

Everybody likes warmer weather. That's why I'm pro-global-warming.

Hell, we have a whole continent we're not using.

Posted by: AmishDude at November 26, 2012 11:40 AM (T0NGe)

329 None of the fucking eco-freaks actually asked the
manatees what they preferred prior to wigging out over the nuke
plants...now we know. Manatees are pro nukes.


Posted by: Winston Smith (Islam edition) at November 26, 2012 11:37 AM (PBRO4)

They're catching up to that...the article mentioned that the authorities were fretting about the 'psychological impact' her actions would have on the thing.

Posted by: model_1066 at November 26, 2012 11:42 AM (E23Tl)

330 >>>Everybody likes warmer weather. That's why I'm pro-global-warming. Hell, we have a whole continent we're not using. Posted by: AmishDude

Like the caribou in Alaska with the pipeline. It's warm and they fuck like bunnies around it. Their population has swelled.

Posted by: M. Anatee at November 26, 2012 11:45 AM (TYO2p)

331 I see a window for a moron 501.3c - Save the Manatee, Build more nukes. Glow in the dark, plush manatee dolls will be a big fund raiser.

Posted by: Jean at November 26, 2012 11:45 AM (hrAg/)

332 It's true. I think these "it's not going to happen, you're just scaring people with this whole 'slippery slope' thing," are the worst. At least with hard core lefties, you can argue principles or just spit on them. With these go along to get along types, they say they agree with you in principle but there's nothing to worry about. Frustrating. Esp. because anyone who has lived for more than 15 years can point to examples of the anti-Christian cultural shift that is taking place.
Posted by: elizabethe at November 26, 2012 10:54 AM (s765P)


Yes. And when their response is "well, how could we know?" or "we were only trying to do our best," you're stuck. Because they (1)won't admit that they were wrong and (2) have so accustomed themselves to the "new normal" that trying to return to the status quo ante shocks them and causes them to call you a fascist, racist, c.

Here's a discussion to have that illustrates the vacuity and moral obtuseness of the left. "Remember when smoke bans first came out?" you can begin. "And at the time, many people warned that it would lead to bans on different types of foods or ingredients. Well, here we are and now you can't use trans fats or eat foie gras or even drink 32 ounce tonics in some places."

"But smoking's bad,"
they'll respond.

"That's not the point," you can say. "The point is, you were warned that the ban on one would lead to the bans on others. You said it would never happen. It did. So how do you justify it?"

And of course, you'll never get an answer.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 26, 2012 11:47 AM (zF6Iw)

333 AmishDude, I can imagine the screams when somebody finds oil under the ice down there.

Posted by: Jean at November 26, 2012 11:47 AM (hrAg/)

334
Again, if the manatee was annoyed, it would have immediately dove. It did not.

Why should the greenies deny manatees loving human touch?

Posted by: Walkers! at November 26, 2012 11:49 AM (TYO2p)

335 332 "That's not the point," you can say. "The point is, you were warned that the ban on one would lead to the bans on others. You said it would never happen. It did. So how do you justify it?"

And of course, you'll never get an answer.

Didn't they ban hard questions that require critical thought about the same time they banned homework?

Posted by: Rob McNeece at November 26, 2012 11:50 AM (hNXHo)

336 333: They already did, but it's not worth it to exploit, and treaties restrict it anyway. It's not worth anyone's trouble...yet...but in a couple of decades, who knows what the Argentines might try...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, with gasoline and matches, looking innocent at November 26, 2012 11:51 AM (GBXon)

337 To this day I still call hands in the pockets, "Air Force Gloves."


So did we.


How come no one in the Air Force knows how to wear a hat correctly?
Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 26, 2012 10:45 AM (sbV1u)


Never taught in the first place and a low regard/emphasis on uniform appearance. I used to love having to stand in-ranks with the swab jockeys at "A"school. They were wearing the salt- n-peppers then and looked like dog shit, no matter what they did, standing next to tailored, gym rat Jarheads.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at November 26, 2012 11:51 AM (ExMJd)

338 >>>333 AmishDude, I can imagine the screams when somebody finds oil under the ice down there.
Posted by: Jean

If the antarctic was tropical at one time as they claim, then there is definitely oil down there. Let's get it!

Posted by: Walkers! at November 26, 2012 11:52 AM (TYO2p)

339 Egypt has a stock market?

Posted by: eleven at November 26, 2012 11:52 AM (KXm42)

340 Eleven, I though gambling was haram?

Posted by: Jean at November 26, 2012 11:56 AM (hrAg/)

341 All states have to do is say we won't set up healthcare exchanges viola no sobamacare.

Posted by: keep it simple at November 26, 2012 11:58 AM (Kflw4)

342 #341 Not strictly true. The feds will set up exchanges. The thing is, the Obama people thought they could trick the states into doing it through thinking they would have local control. GOP governors were smart and didn't fall for it.

So the cost will be borne by the feds, and the states won't get soaked for the exchanges.

Posted by: Miss Marple at November 26, 2012 12:00 PM (GoIUi)

343 Anywhere there's a Devonian era reef, you're probably gonna find a lot of oil.

Posted by: Winston Smith (Islam edition) at November 26, 2012 12:03 PM (PBRO4)

344 This new digital camouflage sucks both in general and in specific. To wit - it's generally less effective at concealment than the woodland camo pattern, being made up entirely of right angles. What fucking genius thought of that? Specifically, what's with the Navy's digital camouflage? Blue? Seriously, bitch? Are you going to camouflage the ship by hanging your barnacle-scrapers over the side? What if one of those paint-chippers falls overboard? Now he's camouflaged to look like water. WTF, over.
The ACU pattern was based off fighting in urban terrain, IIRC. The pixelation was supposed to work better at a different range than the old woodland camo patterns. Unless you're talking a high end setup, camoflage on a modern battlefield is never going to be 100% effective at hiding you. Instead, the goal should be to slow the enemy's ability to process and recognize a soldier, in turn slowing his reaction time.
As for the Navy, as someone else pointed out the colors and pixellation hides stains better, and I would hope make it harder to identify individuals aboard ship for any potential observers on land.

Posted by: Alex at November 26, 2012 12:05 PM (3x3F6)

345 AmishDude, I can imagine the screams when somebody finds oil under the ice down there.

Can't happen, yet. International agreements. But if scientists are correct in the entire Pangea concept and that the continents broke off from the one super-continent, and oil has been found on every other continent, you gotta figure it's got a shitload of oil.

Might be a little cost prohibitive to have to drill through 2,000 feet of ice, before you hit the ground, though.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 26, 2012 12:08 PM (feFL6)

346
Might be a little cost prohibitive to have to drill through 2,000 feet of ice, before you hit the ground, though.


But if you find an outpost with a ZPM, its all gravy after that.

Posted by: Winston Smith (Islam edition) at November 26, 2012 12:14 PM (PBRO4)

347 Might be a little cost prohibitive to have to drill through 2,000 feet of ice, before you hit the ground, though.
Nukes, my friend. Nukes.

Posted by: Alex at November 26, 2012 12:18 PM (3x3F6)

348 Nukes, my friend. Nukes.

Nukes to get to oil in a pristine wilderness?

That works on so many levels.

Posted by: eleven at November 26, 2012 12:36 PM (KXm42)

349 #342

The Feds will just bill the states by withholding funds they previously paid out for various stuff.

Look at how much stuff is held hostage by threatening to withhold highway funds.

Posted by: epobirs at November 26, 2012 12:57 PM (kcfmt)

350 Rep. Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) will run for Rockefeller's seat.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at November 26, 2012 02:13 PM (i0vBR)

351 Btw, the Club For Growth has threatened to recruit some loon to primary her. If you regret not knowing Akin and Mourdock were toxic before the primary, consider yourself forewarned. Rockefeller hasn't announced his retirement, and Capitol won her House seat by a 70% margin last time, her largest to date. Her father was a popular governor in WV. Challenging her would spell disaster. Guarantee you Democrats are looking for a suitably embarrassing freakshow to run as the "true conservative" in the primary, and CFG will back them.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at November 26, 2012 02:25 PM (i0vBR)

352 Impeach him for what? Because you don't like him?
Awww...Jean, you poor lazy person who refused to learn what a 3rd grader knows. Impeachment isn't a response to doing something you don't like. It has a process, and one must commit a felony. How cute....you used your brain almost.

Besides Anyone who calls for Obama's impeachment IS in fact a racist!

Why isn't the FBI or the Justice Department investigating the widespread voter fraud that enabled Barack Obama to win the 2012 election? The simple answer is because there is nothing to investigate. Searching for something that does not exist is a waste of taxpayer money and a pointless exercise in futility. The 2012 election was not a close election. President Obama soundly defeated Mitt Romney 332-206 electoral votes and by a popular vote margin of 50.8-47.5 percent. Yet, the myth that widespread voter fraud swung the election for Obama continues to persist on Right wing web sites and blogs. These myths are usually divorced from the facts altogether or grounded in baseless speculation.

Why did Obama win?!?!? Here's why!

It wasn't because of gifts. It wasn't because of making Mitt Romney unacceptable, it wasn't about biography, it wasn't Hurricane Sandy, it wasn't because of strategy.
It was because after four years of saying that the President of the United States was a socialist, Nazi, terrorist, Kenyan traitor who was destroying the country, Republicans living in their bubble had pushed their party so far to the right that they believed their own story. And the rest of America saw reality differently.

Meanwhil, you wanna know who DEFINITELY is a "scoamf"? Mitt Romney. The RNC. Not Obama!

Obviously you're not an American. Most of the comments here talk about how much they love the USA in the same breath as how much they hate our president and all who voted for him
those that call him a traitor are indeed misguided. He is not the traitor, you scumbags are the real traitors and the real disgrace to America!

He has a mandate and was elected in a landslide. Even the GOP is coming to realize that.

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