Overnight Open Thread (12-23-2012)– A Festivus For the Rest of Us

Happy Festivus You Bastards

In case you're unfamiliar with Festivus traditions here are the key ones:

  • The Festivus Pole
  • The Airing of Grievances
  • Festivus dinner (filled with carbohydrates)
  • The Feats of Strength

May your Festivus miracle come true and everyone else's be denied.

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More Modern Christmas Songs

Now is the time every year when we take a moment to enjoy the Christmas songs that don't get played to death on the radio and commercials but ought to be.

Get Ready For $8/Gal Milk

Lost in the political standoff between the Obama administration and Congressional Republicans over the budget is a virtually forgotten impasse over a farm bill that covers billions of dollars in agriculture programs. Without last-minute Congressional action, the government would have to follow an antiquated 1949 farm law that would force Washington to buy milk at wildly inflated prices, creating higher prices in the dairy case. Milk now costs an average of $3.65 a gallon.

Higher prices would be based on what dairy farm production costs were in 1949, when milk production was almost all done by hand. Because of adjustments for inflation and other technical formulas, the government would be forced by law to buy milk at roughly twice the current market prices to maintain a stable milk market.

Well maybe the American people getting to experience all the Federal laws will encourage some changes.

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The Infamous Star Wars Special

Here is the full length version of the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special that was shown on CBS on November 17, 1978. It has never been shown on TV again since then nor ever released on VHS or DVD. It was so horrible that George Lucas won't even acknowledge it to this day, though at one convention he is quoted as saying that, "If I had the time and a sledgehammer, I would track down every copy of that show and smash it."

You can read the full details about here. Suffice it to say that it combines the worst parts of Star Wars with the worst of 70's variety shows and is generally considered the worst two hours of television ever. And yes, there is a song and dance number with Bea Arthur and wookies.

On the 2010 television program Times Talk, New York Times columnist David Carr asked Carrie Fisher about the special; she said that she made George Lucas give her a copy of the special in exchange for recording DVD commentary for the Star Wars films. She added that she shows it at parties, "mainly at the end of the night when I want people to leave."

Everyone should watch it once. But only a fool watches it twice.

Lesser Known Christmas Specials

Many were horrible and some were pretty good but almost everything got their own Christmas special during the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Including Bloom County:

Another comic strip gets a rare dose of animated life in A Wish for Wings That Work, which takes Berkeley Breathed's Opus character from his various comic strips and puts him in a tale where he faxes Santa a letter with a wish for wings that let him fly - although he of course finds his own penguin-abilities are useful enough when the time comes. It's not as cutting as some of Breathed's strips, but it still has a darker, edgier tone than most Christmas specials, complete with the vile Bill the Cat as Opus' sidekick.

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The U.S. Dept. of Cat Care

The Earnest Hemingway House in Key West, FL is famous for its feral 6-toed cats. And this somehow deeply concerns the Department of Agriculture:

The dispute began in 2003 after a museum volunteer and cat lover filed a complaint with the department after an aggressive cat wandered from the property. The agency concluded that the museum needed to follow federal regulations on exhibiting animals. But the museum argued that the cats are born and bred at the house, that they seldom wander beyond the grounds and that it is Mr. Hemingway's legacy - not the cats - that serve as the main attraction.

...But the agency disagreed. It sent in an animal behavioral specialist to index the cats and analyze the situation. Undercover agents were then sent in 2005 and 2006 to observe the cats and surreptitiously photograph their movements. One photo shows a gray cat sitting on the pavement. It carries the caption: "Picture of six-toed cat taken in restaurant/bar at end of Whalton Lane and Duval. May or may not be a Hemingway Home and Museum cat."

Sounds like the Key West office of the Dept. of Agriculture could use some sequestration.

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The New Currency?

Private investors in Switzerland, Austria and Germany are lining up to buy gold bars the size of a credit card that can easily be broken into one gram pieces and used as payment in an emergency.

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Dr. Helen on Not Taking It Anymore

I wonder how much the media and the liberal hatred of Republicans plays into the current Republican angst. It's almost as if Republicans are the new Jews of yesteryear where any vile dirty thing can be said about them with little blowback and less truth. The media blames Republicans for every ill that comes down the pike. A storm in the Northeast? Damn Republicans caused it. You aren't making the money you once did? A Republican did that to you. A violent young man kills 27? That Republican sitting next to you is somehow to blame. That's what the media wants people to believe and because people are eager for a scapegoat, many listen without critical thought.

I am always surprised at those people who consider themselves intelligent, well-meaning "empathetic" types who think nothing of tossing out some nasty crack about Republicans -whether at the holiday table, in the classroom or in line at the supermarket. It puts people on the opposite side of the political fence on the defense and makes for an antagonistic atmosphere, one that is growing more hostile by the day. I used to think that people should try to be "tolerant" and not get too upset by the jabs. I was wrong.

Here is my advice: rather than just take it and fill out a poll saying you are demoralized, fight back. Even if you feel uncomfortable, even if you might wreck the holiday party, and even if it means you might be open to hostility like you have never seen before, speak up. Or, if you don't want to talk politics, just say so and say that this type of talk makes you feel uncomfortable. If you are with friends or family and they don't understand this, how important can they be in your life? If your well-being is that unimportant to them, why bother? Perhaps next year, you need to spend the holidays in Barbados if you can or at least in the company of those who don't see your politics as evil.

Weekly AoSHQ Commenter Standings

Top 10 commenters:
1 [682 comments] 'DAve' [95.74 posts/day]
2 [559 comments] 'Anna Puma (+SmuD)'
3 [397 comments] 'Vic'
4 [380 comments] 'yankeefifth'
5 [366 comments] 'Mr. Moo Moo'
6 [342 comments] 'Nevergiveup'
7 [333 comments] 'BCochran1981'
8 [327 comments] 'Alex'
9 [323 comments] 'Jones in CO'
10 [301 comments] 'toby928? for TB'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [92 names] 'beach'in' [12.91 unique names/day]
2 [65 names] 'Alex'
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5 [25 names] 'Cicero (@cicero)'
6 [25 names] 'Islamic Rage Boy'
7 [23 names] 'wiserbud'
8 [22 names] 'fluffy'
9 [20 names] 'kbdabear'
10 [18 names] 'andycanuck'

The group. Yeah.

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Comments

1 $8 a gallon? Hell, I'm paying that much for my organic, 2%, lactose-free milk now.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23, 2012 09:26 PM (piMMO)

2 Anyone who still wants guns, rifles or ammo should go to Traction Control/Well-Regulated Militia: http://tinyurl.com/2ea4lhn Still pre panic prices and a huge inventory and good reliable service.

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 09:26 PM (XDC0v)

3 It was so horrible that George Lucas won't even acknowledge it to this day, though at one convention he is quoted as saying that, "If I had the time and a sledgehammer, I would track down every copy of that show and smash it."

And yet he thinks Jar Jar Binks was brilliant.

Posted by: buzzion at December 23, 2012 09:27 PM (GULKT)

4 I'd suggest we have an airing of the grievances about Mitt Romney and his stupid spawn, but I don't want to ruin Christmas.

Posted by: Y-not at December 23, 2012 09:27 PM (5H6zj)

5 Anyone who still wants guns, rifles or ammo should go to Traction Control/Well-Regulated Militia: http://tinyurl.com/2ea4lhn Still pre panic prices and a huge inventory and good reliable service.

****

Damn, dude.

You on commission or what?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23, 2012 09:28 PM (piMMO)

6 Christmas Wrapping is the best Christmas song of all time. Christmas in Hollis may be a close second.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 23, 2012 09:28 PM (1nQSr)

7 I see, over on Drudge, that Cornell West and Don Lemon have been running their mouths again.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23, 2012 09:29 PM (piMMO)

8 I got a grievence to air: if I'd a known Romney didn't give a F about being prez, I coulda saved some arguing time.

That said, I probably have a problem with all of you people too, but I really can't think of any right now, except take a damn shower.

*Climbs pole, lifts a significant poundage of fudge to the top, eats it.*

Happy Festivus.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 23, 2012 09:30 PM (69Mdf)

9 FUCK FESTIVUS !

Posted by: alec at December 23, 2012 09:32 PM (usWYv)

10 With Leftists, it's not enough that they love Obama and their comrades love Obama, they get upset if anyone doesn't love their boyfriend and see him like they do

Posted by: kbdabear at December 23, 2012 09:32 PM (wwsoB)

11 OH FOR CHRISSAKE. NUMBER ONE. What.A.Fuckin'.Loser.

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 09:32 PM (XDC0v)

12 I like Christmas in Hollis a lot.

But I am really grooving on the Vince Guaraldi (Charlie Brown Christmas) stuff and I got thinking how cool it is that he essentially invented completely "new," non-derivative Christmas music. I'm not sure anyone else has been quite so successful at that.

Posted by: Y-not at December 23, 2012 09:32 PM (5H6zj)

13 That ain't the only place to get guns. But it does mean your going to have to do a little extra work to get them.

Posted by: Bayonets on my Christmas Tree at December 23, 2012 09:33 PM (EYx1k)

14 Or, if you don't want to talk politics, just say so and say that this type of talk makes you feel uncomfortable.

That sounds kinda wusstastic. If you're going to speak up, push the fuck back.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 23, 2012 09:33 PM (fWa9K)

15 11 I didn't know there was that much good advice and witty repartee in the WORLD.

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 09:33 PM (XDC0v)

16 The Leftists will blame Republicans and conservatives until all they have left to blame are either Obama or themselves

When they defend Obama or promote Obama, it is themselves and their judgement they are defending or promoting


Posted by: kbdabear at December 23, 2012 09:35 PM (wwsoB)

17 I had a good argument with a lib today. He bitched about guns killing kids. I told him flat out he don't give a fucking rat's ass about kids, and the leftist vagina kills more kids in one year than Hitler did, and you want me to believe you actually give a flying fuck about kids dying?

I love the look of sputtering leftists, looks like..victory.

Posted by: Berserker at December 23, 2012 09:35 PM (FMbng)

18 Oh hell.

I just heard something unintentionally profound on King of the Hill.

While standing in the alley talking about the smoking ban, Hank mentions that the bill barely passed. Bill spoke up and said he voted, and guessed 4 out of 5 right.

I swear I think that's the goal for many voters; To be on the winning side.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23, 2012 09:36 PM (piMMO)

19 5 No, i just know that people are here at different times and the unavailability of these things has been a major topic of discussion here. I was amazed to find thissite still had so much in stockand I'm sharing it. After all the inflated firearms have been bought and sold the next panic bubble is gonna be ammo. It's already started.

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 09:36 PM (XDC0v)

20 Well shit.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 23, 2012 09:38 PM (GEICT)

21 bayonets require no ammo

Posted by: alec at December 23, 2012 09:38 PM (usWYv)

22 Fairytale of New York is the only Christmas song that matters.

Posted by: Karusky at December 23, 2012 09:38 PM (dO4L7)

23 Private investors in Switzerland, Austria and Germany are lining up to
buy gold bars the size of a credit card that can easily be broken into
one gram pieces and used as payment in an emergency.


♫ ooh, those golden grams
ooh, those golden grams
tiny, shiny, payment vehicle ♪

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 23, 2012 09:39 PM (fWa9K)

24 No, i just know that people are here at different times and the unavailability of these things has been a major topic of discussion here. I was amazed to find thissite still had so much in stockand I'm sharing it. After all the inflated firearms have been bought and sold the next panic bubble is gonna be ammo. It's already started.


***

Ammo will be the issue.

They will play hell confiscating guns, and guns endure, but ammo (for most folks) requires replenishment. They won't take our guns, they will just attempt to make them obsolete.

It hasn't been long since they tried to ban lead in ammo.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23, 2012 09:39 PM (piMMO)

25 If I see a Festivus pole anywhere, I'm going to get all Medieval on it with a Sawzall.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 23, 2012 09:40 PM (bGAPy)

26 "And yes, there is a song and dance number with Bea Arthur and wookies." This would have been a good place to write ", but I repeat myself".

Posted by: Parking Lot Bozo at December 23, 2012 09:41 PM (DC1tz)

27 dont they have festivus poles at strip clubs ?

Posted by: alec at December 23, 2012 09:41 PM (usWYv)

28 The Leftists will blame Republicans and conservatives until all they have left to blame are either Obama or themselves

And then they'll blame "crypto-conservatives". Such is the stuff of conspiracy theory.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 23, 2012 09:42 PM (vkUBG)

29 Top 10 commenters:


9 [323 comments] 'Jones in CO'

If nominated, I will not run. If elected, I will not serve.

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 09:42 PM (8sCoq)

30 I see, over on Drudge, that Cornell West and Don Lemon have been running their mouths again.

With all due respect, that is a lot like saying, I see the dog's been licking his balls again.

Posted by: Peaches at December 23, 2012 09:42 PM (kpCLl)

31 Christmas specials, hey now!

Doctor Who has a new one on Christmas day, and while I'm at it BBC's SPY has one too. Probably not running same day as the Doc, yep it's on Boxing day.

Thge neighbors had a funny special, and who can forget the classic It's always sunny in Philadelphia from a few years ago. Trailer Park boys have a nifty one. He man and She-Ra, Baywarch two parter, Thrid Rock has two and Married with Childrens take on It's a wonderfulo life with the late great Sam Kinnison, Pinky and the Brain and Xmen , Animaniacs and Batman, Blackadder and Community,Casper and Ernest saves Christmas, Fresh prince and Futurama, Inspector Gadget and Knight Rider (Wow Hasselhoff gets two),Powerpuff Girls and thety 70's show. The list could go on and on but should end with Art Carney on the Twilight Zone Night of the Meek

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGwHJL4RyOg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56ky9wHS9ow

Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 23, 2012 09:43 PM (G6kli)

32 I go to a Festivus party every year. We have the pole and everything, and the drunken grievances are hysterical.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 23, 2012 09:43 PM (MPjT8)

33 If I see a Festivus pole anywhere, I'm going to get all Medieval on it with a Sawzall.


****

I want a sawzall for Christmas. I also want all the Rockwell tools but especially the Jawhorse and the neat chainsaw.

Of course, I also want my garage cleaned out so I can set up my workshop, but that's probably not going to happen either.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23, 2012 09:45 PM (piMMO)

34 And then they'll blame "crypto-conservatives". Such is the stuff of conspiracy theory.


They're worse than the Neo-Cons.


Think about it!

Posted by: fluffy at December 23, 2012 09:45 PM (z9HTb)

35 Oops.

Typo. the Jawsaw is a Worx product.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23, 2012 09:46 PM (piMMO)

36 Watched a couple of the South Park Christmas shows this week.


Merry Christmas, Charlie Manson!

Posted by: fluffy at December 23, 2012 09:48 PM (z9HTb)

37 I have decided that on my last day at work I am going to roll my Harley into the main lobby, do a burnout, and set off the sprinkler system

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 09:48 PM (8sCoq)

38 "The Earnest Hemingway House in Key West, FL is famous for its feral 6-toed cats. And this somehow deeply concerns the Department of Agriculture:"

Yeah, you can all laugh, but cat's are an abomination, I tell you.
Sending in undercover agents isn't enough. The feds need to send in teams of assassins. And when they're done in Key West there's this yellow bastard of a cat that saunters across MY YARD! They should take it to Gitmo and torture it.

Posted by: nerdygirl's beagle at December 23, 2012 09:49 PM (jLiVY)

39 Mrs. Muldoon and I have a technique for Christmas. We buy our Christmas gifts in November or so, then on Christmas Day we reveal what we got. I haven't told her yet that she got me a chainsaw, and she hasn't told me yet whatever it is that I got her.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 23, 2012 09:49 PM (1OZSU)

40
I have decided that on my last day at work I am going to roll my Harley
into the main lobby, do a burnout, and set off the sprinkler system


Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 09:48 PM (8sCoq)

Awesome! Make sure somebody grabs video (not just the security feed).

Posted by: Peaches at December 23, 2012 09:51 PM (kpCLl)

41 Ah, Festivus. I do so look forward to The Airing of Grievances. It's the most wonderful time of the year...

Posted by: antisocialist at December 23, 2012 09:52 PM (Ahxbg)

42 Sending in undercover agents isn't enough. The feds need to send in
teams of assassins. And when they're done in Key West there's this
yellow bastard of a cat that saunters across MY YARD! They should take
it to Gitmo and torture it.



We'll be right over, Beagle Boy.

Posted by: fluffy's cats at December 23, 2012 09:52 PM (z9HTb)

43 Totally OT and unrelated to anything, how the hell did I miss the ridiculous leaked pics of Blake Lively?


I'm ashamed of myself.



I think I'll go look through them again to feel better.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 23, 2012 09:52 PM (GEICT)

44 >Awesome! Make sure somebody grabs video (not just the security feed).


Posted by: Peaches at December 23, 2012 09:51 PM (kpCLl)
\I have a GoPro

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 09:52 PM (8sCoq)

45 Posted by: nerdygirl's beagle at December 23, 2012 09:49 PM (jLiVY)

We had a beagle once. He ate his own poo. Repeatedly.

Posted by: Peaches at December 23, 2012 09:53 PM (kpCLl)

46 So this happened today:

pic.twitter.com/cRkdYpon

Posted by: Y-not at December 23, 2012 09:53 PM (5H6zj)

47 11 OH FOR CHRISSAKE. NUMBER ONE. What.A.Fuckin'.Loser.
Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 09:32 PM
_ __ _ _ _ _
DAve. Don't feel to bad. A) you're way under Sven's record. B) I've probably lurked through most of your comments...
_ _ _ _

Posted by: John Stark Dark of the NH Starks at December 23, 2012 09:53 PM (0JB89)

48 even for reloaders, the primer is the weak link. Some hardcore survivalists used to favor the Marlin .444 because it could be ignited with a kitchen match head.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 23, 2012 09:53 PM (l3vZN)

49 Isn't Blake Lively on Broadway, in the non-musical production of Cats?

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 23, 2012 09:54 PM (MPjT8)

50 I have decided that on my last day at work I am going to roll my Harley

into the main lobby, do a burnout, and set off the sprinkler system


A co-worker of mine claims to have taken his dirt bike on a joyride through the hallways on his last day of high school.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 23, 2012 09:54 PM (fWa9K)

51 Or, if you don't want to talk politics, just say so and say that this type of talk makes you feel uncomfortable.

That sounds kinda wusstastic. If you're going to speak up, push the fuck back.


Posted by: Waterhouse at December 23, 2012 09:33 PM (fWa9K)



Actually, that's the polite version of saying shut the fuck up you ignorant jackass. I've found that saying you know, I don't think turning what's supposed to be a fun gathering into a huge fight is terribly polite to be effective. Or, if I'm feeling bitchier, i.e. most of the time, I respond to whatever the comment was with either how much do you make - what do you weigh - when's the last time you had sex. When everyone stares at you slack jawed smile sweetly and say "Oh I'm sorry, I thought we were making inappropriate comments, since you just did." That will generally either lead to storming off or sometimes the person will get it an apologize.





Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. We're not worthy. at December 23, 2012 09:54 PM (Gk3SS)

52 Been watching Wonders of the Universe w/ Brian Cox and have one question:

If I can see soon after the big bang in a powerful telescope like they say. How did I beat it here to look back at it?

Posted by: Whatev at December 23, 2012 09:55 PM (2t6Gz)

53 49 Isn't Blake Lively on Broadway, in the non-musical production of Cats?

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 23, 2012 09:54 PM (MPjT




Well, you would know.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 23, 2012 09:55 PM (GEICT)

54 Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 09:52 PM (8sCoq)

Dam.... too bad I'm not still in Colorado.... 1080p Helmet Cam for the WIN! (its on one of my fencing masks currently... LOL)

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 23, 2012 09:55 PM (lZBBB)

55 Here is the full length version of the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special that was shown on CBS on November 17, 1978.

I've always believed that Brian Dennehy delivered a masterful performance as the holographic porn system. Highlight of the whole special, if you ask me.

Posted by: Armando at December 23, 2012 09:57 PM (IDypm)

56 I respond to whatever the comment was with either how much do you make
- what do you weigh - when's the last time you had sex. When everyone
stares at you slack jawed smile sweetly and say "Oh I'm sorry, I
thought we were making inappropriate comments, since you just did."

I am so stealing that, atc!! I bow before your general awesomeness . . .

Posted by: Peaches at December 23, 2012 09:57 PM (kpCLl)

57 Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. We're not worthy. at December 23, 2012 09:54 PM (Gk3SS)



You're not bitchy. You have a uniquely forceful personality.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 23, 2012 09:57 PM (GEICT)

58
Well, you would know.Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 23, 2012 09:55 PM (GEICT)
======================
Ha!!
Hey Die Hard 4 is coming out. Maybe you can get some Rebel Yell and see it.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 23, 2012 09:58 PM (MPjT8)

59
Here's my review of FLIGHT.

































It STINKS.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 23, 2012 09:59 PM (Y/H0D)

60 "I am always surprised at those people who consider themselves intelligent, well-meaning "empathetic" types who think nothing of tossing out some nasty crack about Republicans"

Actually, it makes quite a bit of sense. People who function by employing the... what's the word... "less evolved" parts of their brain are going to ... what's the phrase... "act stupid."


Later, all.

God bless.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at December 23, 2012 10:00 PM (T0lrq)

61 "Here is my advice: rather than just take it and fill out a poll saying you are demoralized, fight back. Even if you feel uncomfortable, even if you might wreck the holiday party, and even if it means you might be open to hostility like you have never seen before, speak up."

As I've said before, instead of going up $10 or $20 per month, my health insurance is going up $148 per month. I blame everyone who voted for that bastard. I'm just waiting for some liberal to open their damn mouth.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 23, 2012 10:01 PM (jLiVY)

62 Posted by: soothsayer at December 23, 2012 09:59 PM (Y/H0D)


****

far too lengthy a review.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23, 2012 10:01 PM (piMMO)

63 Posted by: antisocialist at December 23, 2012 09:52 PM (Ahxbg)

Yeah... and its not like Festivus is a made up Holiday like Kwanza or somthing.... oh.... wait...

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 23, 2012 10:01 PM (lZBBB)

64 58 Ha!!
Hey Die Hard 4 is coming out. Maybe you can get some Rebel Yell and see it.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 23, 2012 09:58 PM (MPjT



Yippee-ki-yay motherfucker!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 23, 2012 10:02 PM (GEICT)

65 "The Airing of Grievances"

Going to be a lot of those once people finish reading the Boston Glob story in the sidebar about how the Romney campaign worked on the inside.

Although it amply reconfirms something I've said several times, which is that even if the hapless Romney had won, the only thing for conservatives to cheer would have been the Obama loss, not the Romney presidency to follow.

The article reveals that Romney wanted, as campaign chief, Mike Murphy. For those of you who aren't from the People's Soviet Socialist Republic of Commiefornia, let me simply note that Mike Murphy was instrumental in installing Ahnuld der Groppenfuhrer as the Governor of our state.

And the sad remnant of conservatives still remaining in Kahleefornia were then horribly disappointed when the plastic Austrian android turned out to be the most pathetic RINO squish ever. Never seriously challenging the state's arrogant public employee unions. Doing nothing about the avalanche of illegal aliens. Signing sweeping gun control and global warming crap into law. Ugh.

Knowing that Romney wanted Murphy, who delivered such a trainwreck of liberal Republicanism in CA, should give you new insight into how Romney would have handled himself as President. As a disastrous RINOcrat.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 23, 2012 10:02 PM (gqT4g)

66 It sure doesn't feel like Christmas this year, for some reason..........................

Posted by: seamrog at December 23, 2012 10:03 PM (t2S4Y)

67 I am so stealing that, atc!! I bow before your general awesomeness . . .


Posted by: Peaches at December 23, 2012 09:57 PM (kpCLl)



*curtsies*


Those questions also work wonders for responding to when are you having kids, why don't you date and other such rudeness. It's one of the few areas in which I'm passive aggressive instead of aggressive aggressive since apparently it's rude or something to punch people in the face in the church lobby. Not that I ever have though there are times when it's been touch and go.

Seriously, when the hell did it become acceptable at *church* to assume that a Woman of A Certain Age such as myself who is a. single and b. childless is still trying to come up with a way to have a kid? What the hell! Dude, the state of my uterus is not a topic of casual conversation.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. We're not worthy. at December 23, 2012 10:03 PM (Gk3SS)

68 If that gun site is not afraid of political backlash, then how come they only sell 5 and 10 round mags for my Bushmaster AR?

Posted by: Bill R. at December 23, 2012 10:05 PM (QnRSM)

69 As I've said before, instead of going up $10 or $20 per month, my health insurance is going up $148 per month. I blame everyone who voted for that bastard. I'm just waiting for some liberal to open their damn mouth.


****

Moving from active to retired/disabled employee status caused my premium to go from $47 per month to $250. And they don't pay one penny until I spend $1600 and don't pay 100% until I spend $4k.

So, before they pay one dime, I am already out a minimum of $1850. And then it's only 80%.

If my rates go any higher I'm going to have to take out a loan to pay for it.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23, 2012 10:05 PM (piMMO)

70 "I see, over on Drudge, that Cornell West and Don Lemon have been running their mouths again."

About racism, right?
God I'm good, didn't even need to go to Drudge to figure that out.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 23, 2012 10:05 PM (jLiVY)

71 Posted by: nerdygirl at December 23, 2012 10:01 PM (jLiVY)

Almost got thrown out at a Thanksgiving event.... Business partner of mine's wife has a genetic disorder, so they are big Obamacare folks... and KNOW I am not...

At Thanksgiving, she started in on Politics, looked at me and said, 'I know Kyle (me) does not want to talk about this..." but kept on asking me questions....

I finally said... 'OK.... explain to me why my KIDS have to pay for YOUR Healthcare? through the National Debt and Insurance?"

After much sputtering.... she changed the subject...

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 23, 2012 10:06 PM (lZBBB)

72
Dude, the state of my uterus is not a topic of casual conversation.

======================
Evidently there is no topic of conversation that is taboo anymore. I work with a bunch of old ladies; sometimes my skin crawls.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 23, 2012 10:06 PM (MPjT8)

73 Oh, but HA!

I intend to snag the $1100 ResMed CPAP machine in January so I will cover the spread quickly this year!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23, 2012 10:06 PM (piMMO)

74 About racism, right?
God I'm good, didn't even need to go to Drudge to figure that out.

****

Well, of course! That's why no link nor further elaboration were provided!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23, 2012 10:08 PM (piMMO)

75
I see another ammo storage area in my future. Already got a room issue here. Can't see putting it outside, perhaps a basement renovation is in order. The current area is enclosed and humidity controlled, but it's small.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 23, 2012 10:08 PM (SAMxH)

76 II want a sawzall for Christmas. I also want all the Rockwell tools but especially the Jawhorse and the neat chainsaw.

Of course, I also want my garage cleaned out so I can set up my workshop, but that's probably not going to happen either.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23
____
I bought my wife a Milwaukee. (she likes powertools) The Milwaukee sawzall i believe is still made in USA. Our DeWalt did well too, but we think some contractor may have walked off with it. Either that or it's buried in the garage somewhere. --Although Sawzalls are great, they are one of the most dangerous power tools. work smart if you do get one. (I don't recommend drinking Old Milwaukee however when using one).

Posted by: John Stark Dark of the NH Starks at December 23, 2012 10:09 PM (0JB89)

77 So I learned something interesting last night at the family Christmas party. I had about 4 people who, immediately after saying "hello", told me "I love your Facebook stuff. You post some good stuff and the rants are awesome." My response "Thanks. I've been ranting?"

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 23, 2012 10:10 PM (GEICT)

78 "We had a beagle once. He ate his own poo. Repeatedly.
Posted by: Peaches"

Well, recycling is in with all the cool dudes.

Posted by: nerdygirl's beagle at December 23, 2012 10:10 PM (jLiVY)

79 Waste not, want not.

Posted by: nerdygirl's beagle at December 23, 2012 10:10 PM (jLiVY)

80 Waste not, want not.


****

He shall never be in want of poop.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23, 2012 10:11 PM (piMMO)

81 So Grumpy Cat has it's own twitter account now?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23, 2012 10:11 PM (piMMO)

82 S. Mike Crapo got picked up and thrown in jail for a DUI in VA last night (early AM)
I hate it when one my the 'good guys' does something stupid. - sigh -

Posted by: carolina at December 23, 2012 10:12 PM (/M0gK)

83 name the girl dancing on the table when this song plays in the movie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3Ili2VvtvU

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 10:12 PM (8sCoq)

84 Man the gay musicial thread was much more fun.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 23, 2012 10:12 PM (MPjT8)

85 My beagle Watson is a Snoopy. He lays on top of the dog house in the pen we pu him in outside.

Posted by: buzzion at December 23, 2012 10:13 PM (GULKT)

86 24 On the ammo front the store shelves are getting wiped out. EPA wants to ban lead in bullets, DOJ wants to declare all other bullet materialsto be"armor piercing". UN agenda will make powder in cartridges decay over time, so it will have a shelf life before it turns inert. Don't have to ban elephants if you make feeding them impossible... so the smart money is investing in ammo now. And those folks who feel all superior because they reload need to recognize that this will affect ammo components as well. No matter what happens there is no way ammo prices will go down before Jan. 20. .223 had gone up 30% in 5 weeks since the election and that was before this shooting runup. I told everyone to buy Nov. 6 and if you did you made money. I'm telling you to buy now. As long as you don't overpay you'll be able to profit from the inevitable appreciation. If you buy at Walmart you won't overpay. Go see what they have on the shelf that you can use or is popular and can be sold next month or beyond. Firearms prices have doubled in the last 9 days. Go to the site I suggested and buy at the old prices. That's why I suggested it. I just bought approx. 600 rds. of 12 ga. at Wallyworld. Hold or sell that's a sharp play. Buying in bubbles works like this: you have to think about things enough to foresee what's GOING to blow up. Most firearms already have, if you can get 'em at the old price you def should. If not don't bother unless you have to. Ammo has risen but nowhere as much as it will. When panic buyers have been priced out of the firearm market (soon) they're gonna turn to ammo and inflate that bubble. Use this instability to get prepared yourself AND make large money.

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 10:13 PM (XDC0v)

87 At Thanksgiving, she started in on Politics, looked at me and said, 'I
know Kyle (me) does not want to talk about this..." but kept on asking
me questions....



The last person who pulled that shit with me was treated to a discussion about my concerns for Rafael Nadal's knees to every political question he asked me. When he got all indignant that I wasn't answering his questions, I replied that since he did not care that I did not want to talk about this, I did not care that he did not want to listen to me wax poetic about what an utter dork Rafa is. He started to sputter and someone else advised him to shut up before I started making a chart comparing the relative hotness of Novak Djokovic and Janko Tipsarevic. (Note: Darth Novak has the whole Prince of Darkness thing going for him but Tipsarevic wears glasses on court plus is a lit geek so he wins).

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. We're not worthy. at December 23, 2012 10:13 PM (Gk3SS)

88 #12 When the Charlie Brown Christmas special first came out, I was a young mother and was sort of demoralized that the music was so jazzy and not traditional Christmas music.

However, I have watched that special every year with my children, and then my grandchildren. Now when I hear it on the Christmas station it makes me happy and also puts me in a great Christmas mood, reminding me of when my children were young.

So you can learn to appreciate things that are unfamiliar, and God bless him for giving us some different music!

(I still like the old carols, though!)

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 23, 2012 10:14 PM (GoIUi)

89 Hee.

Adult Swim just did one of their little bitchfests about those who use Instagram's FREE service and then bitch about the terms of service.

They summed it up: No paying, No bitching.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23, 2012 10:14 PM (piMMO)

90 Don't get me wrong, the little poo-eating guy was otherwise a very cool and wonderful doggeh. You just really didn't want him licking you after seeing that.

Posted by: Peaches at December 23, 2012 10:15 PM (kpCLl)

91 >They summed it up: No paying, No bitching.


somebody said that if you're not paying for it, you're not the customer: you're the product

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 10:17 PM (8sCoq)

92 68 They're prob sold out of everything else. I don't know where to get .223 mags anywhere in the country right now. That ship has sailed.

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 10:17 PM (XDC0v)

93 Miss Marple you must be as old as my mom would be.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 23, 2012 10:17 PM (MPjT8)

94 My response "Thanks. I've been ranting?"

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 23, 2012 10:10 PM (GEICT)




Of course you haven't. No one here would ever rant!


btw here's your cookie for the kissing up upthread.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. We're not worthy. at December 23, 2012 10:17 PM (Gk3SS)

95
Actually Ann Landers had great advice on nosy people who ask these type of questions...."Don't you want to have children?" you say: "Why do you ask?" put them on the defensive. I have done this many times and it is sickly enjoyable to watch people fluster around when it is turned back on them.

Talking/arguing with libs although maddening can also be enjoyable. Just keep your cool and state facts. Then you get the free entertainment of watching them blow up and start calling you names. They have child like minds that want to live in a world as they see it - not as it actually is. Facts are like garlic to a vampire with them. I fight back and refuse to be demoralized by these grown up infants.

Posted by: Cheri at December 23, 2012 10:18 PM (EAgmr)

96 Five mag...a...zines

Four ???

Three Garands

Two .45s

And a bayonet in a pear tree

OK, I've started it.

Posted by: rickl at December 23, 2012 10:19 PM (sdi6R)

97 #93 USS Diversity, I am 64. Almost older than dirt. This is why my screen name reflects an older English woman who solves mysteries.

I do not apologize about my age. You have to be tough to make it this far. HA!

Merry Christmas!

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 23, 2012 10:20 PM (GoIUi)

98 75 Thanks for the tip ironG... got me a big 12ga score and a better understanding what's going on with ammo. 30/30 is still available (Yay!!!). I predict bricks of 22lr will be $30 in two weeks and people will regret selling them. Bet me?

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 10:20 PM (XDC0v)

99 Four Desert Eagles...

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 10:20 PM (8sCoq)

100 96

No, wait:

And a cartridge in a bare tree

That actually came from Family Circus, believe it or not.

Posted by: rickl at December 23, 2012 10:20 PM (sdi6R)

101
96 Five mag...a...zines Four ??? Three Garands Two .45s And a bayonet in a pear tree OK, I've started it.
Posted by: rickl at December 23, 2012 10:19 PM (sdi6R)


4 M-16s?

Posted by: buzzion at December 23, 2012 10:21 PM (GULKT)

102 Out of the mouths of babes moment earlier.

My daughter went to the store to get bloody Mary ingredients and the cashier left the celery on the counter.

After everyone figured out what happened I said 'Those Bitches.' My two year old Granddaughter parrots me perfectly.

Needless to say I got a tongue lashing from wifey.

Posted by: sTevo at December 23, 2012 10:21 PM (VMcEw)

103 94
Of course you haven't. No one here would ever rant!


btw here's your cookie for the kissing up upthread.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. We're not worthy. at December 23, 2012 10:17 PM (Gk3SS)



Nom nom nom


The funny thing is, I've made a concerted effort for awhile now to....curtail...my political stuff on Facebook. For awhile I went a little bit crazy. Rants every day and I refused to pass up any opportunity to go full tilt after someone who posted or commented something at all liberal. A good friend told me to "give the soapbox a rest for a bit buddy".

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 23, 2012 10:22 PM (GEICT)

104 Wow I got a message that the Star Wars special was blocked as adult content from my work network. Ooops.
Evening 'rons. And a happy festivus.

Posted by: RichatUF at December 23, 2012 10:22 PM (rJdKc)

105 68 If that gun site is not afraid of political backlash, then how come they only sell 5 and 10 round mags for my Bushmaster AR?
Posted by: Bill R. at December 23, 2012 10:05 PM (QnRSM)


cuz 20, 30 and 60 rounders are gone

Some STATES already have a ban on mags with more than 10.

also, if you hunt with an AR, some states have a mag capacity for some hunting


Posted by: Jake in ID at December 23, 2012 10:22 PM (jfSqj)

106 This morning, just a soon I had explained to my lovely daughter my aversion to shopping close to Christmas day due the increase in freaks and zombies out and about, what turns the corner but a very tall freakishly slender dude wearing a fur vest not unlike Toecutter in Mad Max.

A fur vest!


It was 75 degrees and moist in Houston today.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 23, 2012 10:22 PM (BAS5M)

107
Miss Marple you are awesome! Merry Christmas to you.

sTevo - too funny! Kids do say the darndest things!

Posted by: Cheri at December 23, 2012 10:23 PM (EAgmr)

108 I also think you'll want to go with Eleven Glocks a firing

Posted by: buzzion at December 23, 2012 10:23 PM (GULKT)

109 The in-laws are coming over for Christmas. My MIL is a yellow dog Democrat. If it comes to it, I'll have to stick to facts and a smile.

Posted by: fluffy at December 23, 2012 10:23 PM (z9HTb)

110
Merry Christmas!
Posted by: Miss Marple at December 23, 2012 10:20 PM (GoIUi)
================================================
No ma'am. I did not mean that in a disrespectful way. I was just thinking about how I was a young lad when when Charlie Brown's Christmas came out, and my Mom, who has passed, kinda felt the same way about the show.

Merry Christmas to you too!

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 23, 2012 10:23 PM (MPjT8)

111 Wow I got a message that the Star Wars special was blocked as adult content from my work network. Ooops.

Evening 'rons. And a happy festivus.

Posted by: RichatUF at December 23, 2012 10:22 PM (rJdKc)



Wait, the Star Wars special was blocked but the work network thinks this place is okay? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. We're not worthy. at December 23, 2012 10:23 PM (Gk3SS)

112 Posted by: soothsayer at December 23, 2012 09:59 PM (Y/H0D)




Thank you Jay Sherman

Posted by: Weirddave at December 23, 2012 10:24 PM (aH+zP)

113 Re facebook: All of my facebook activity is beer related. Except for reunion info, I wouldn't have it.

Posted by: sTevo at December 23, 2012 10:24 PM (VMcEw)

114 I have decided that on my last day at work I am
going to roll my Harley into the main lobby, do a burnout, and set off
the sprinkler system


Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 09:48 PM


That made me laugh. A bass player in a band I was in used to roll his Triumph into a hotel room if it was the cheesy type hotel with the front door that goes right into the parking lot. Of course there was always a chick involved, and its why he favored that type of hotel, so he can roll the bike in and party without worrying about the bike.

In the morning his routine was always to start the bike in the room and do a burnout on the rug when it was time to leave. I myself seen him do it a half dozen times and it just got funnier and funnier.

Posted by: Berserker at December 23, 2012 10:24 PM (FMbng)

115 68 You should still get the 10-rders... if you don't like 'em you'll be able to sell 'em for at least 50% more by Jan 20

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 10:25 PM (XDC0v)

116
Posted by: Jake in ID at December 23, 2012 10:22 PM (jfSqj)

Brownells site still had them up as of Friday although some makes were sold out and on backorder.

Posted by: Bill R. at December 23, 2012 10:25 PM (QnRSM)

117 Well, I'm a fool. I've watched the Star Wars Holiday Special a number of times. It's underappreciated and is more coherent and entertaing than the prequels. It's also better than the fucked up originals that Lucas buggered. At least Boba Fett hasn't been replaced by some kiwi. The SWHS is hilarious in it's awfulness. At least it has that going for it.

Posted by: otho at December 23, 2012 10:25 PM (yBF/9)

118 96 I saw lots of .30-06 at Wallyworld at their regular (good) price

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 10:26 PM (XDC0v)

119
Any of you SF fans might want to see them get pounded by Seattle. Not a good night for the Bay Area Boys.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 23, 2012 10:28 PM (SAMxH)

120 116 Friday was a LONG time ago in magazine years

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 10:28 PM (XDC0v)

121 Posted by: sTevo at December 23, 2012 10:21 PM (VMcEw)



When the elder daughter was about 18 months old, the wife calls me at work one day with a story. Daughter was sitting on the floor playing with some toys she had dumped out of the plastic bin they were kept in. She attempts to stand up using one end of the bin as support. It's empty, so of course it flips up and the opposite end cracks her in the face. My wife said the daughter got up, screamed "DAMMIT!!" at the bin and then threw it across the room.

The wife insisted that was my influence. She's prob not wrong.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 23, 2012 10:28 PM (GEICT)

122 Plus now Manningham is hurt and fumbled away.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 23, 2012 10:29 PM (MPjT8)

123 >The in-laws are coming over for Christmas. My MIL is
a yellow dog Democrat. If it comes to it, I'll have to stick to facts
and a smile.


Posted by: fluffy at December 23, 2012 10:23 PM (z9HTb)

This is NOTHING! Here's what you do:Everybody is seated for the big family dinner. Right after grace, in that split second of silence, you say
"SO- is that Obama a dick or what, huh?"

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 10:29 PM (8sCoq)

124 Brownells site still had them up as of Friday although some makes were sold out and on backorder.
Posted by: Bill R. at December 23, 2012 10:25 PM (QnRSM)


yes, they are backordered for all 30 roundser


Brownells sold 3.5 years worth of mags in 3 days last week


Posted by: Jake in ID at December 23, 2012 10:30 PM (jfSqj)

125 If I had the money to buy it all myself i wouldn't be sharing my market analyses with you. Profit from my work.

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 10:30 PM (XDC0v)

126 Hi all,

In the spirit of the earlier national debt post, I'd like to get some feedback on my most recent article regarding taxing "the rich." Would some of you mind having a look and giving me some feedback? I'm using my blog as a sort of therapy to help through the next 4 years.

http://www.libertydude.com/?p=208

Thanks

Posted by: The Liberty Dude at December 23, 2012 10:30 PM (iAWQF)

127 Dammit, those bitches.

Posted by: sTevo at December 23, 2012 10:30 PM (VMcEw)

128
Careful Jones in CO.....I don't want to have to read about you in a "Smoking Gun" episode! I wish for you new employment and that it is better than your last job. Don't burn those bridges darlin', I have in the past and paid for my stupidity.

Speaking of Smoking Gun, which one of you morons is in this dispute???
Federal Worker receives Repriman for Excessive work place Flatulence....
http://tinyurl.com/d58qztw

Posted by: Cheri at December 23, 2012 10:32 PM (EAgmr)

129 LOTS of unregistered untraceable 30/30's in this country

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 10:32 PM (XDC0v)

130 Fffuuuuuuuddddddggggeeeeee!!!!!eleventy111!

Posted by: Ralphie at December 23, 2012 10:32 PM (BAS5M)

131 123 >The in-laws are coming over for Christmas. My MIL is a yellow dog Democrat. If it comes to it, I'll have to stick to facts and a smile.
Posted by: fluffy at December 23, 2012 10:23 PM (z9HTb)
____
FIL is already here, for two weeks. Blind Sheep Democrat. He knows we are all very conservative here so doesn't usually say much to us. The worst part about it is he was (R) most of his life until he got into a car accident and had a head injury. that is what my wife tells me changed him politically. (no joke)

Posted by: John Stark Dark of the NH Starks at December 23, 2012 10:32 PM (0JB89)

132 >Careful Jones in CO.....I don't want to have to read about you in a "Smoking Gun" episode!


my burnout idea may be stillborn

marble floors

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 10:33 PM (8sCoq)

133 129 LOTS of unregistered untraceable 30/30's in this country
Posted by: DAve at December 23, 201
Thanks for the tip

Posted by: John Stark Dark of the NH Starks at December 23, 2012 10:33 PM (0JB89)

134 "I have decided that on my last day at work I am
going to roll my Harley into the main lobby, do a burnout, and set off
the sprinkler system
Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 09:48 PM"


I always enjoyed rolling my Sportster through the County garage at work and setting off the car alarms.

Posted by: real joe at December 23, 2012 10:34 PM (PD2ad)

135 Careful Jones in CO.....I don't want to have to read about you in a "Smoking Gun" episode! I wish for you new employment and that it is better than your last job. Don't burn those bridges darlin', I have in the past and paid for my stupidity.


***

Yep. If his industry is anything like mine, it is an incestuous pit. The ex-boss of today could easily be your new boss tomorrow.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23, 2012 10:34 PM (piMMO)

136 I'm glad I bought some 30-round Pmags after the movie theater shooting. That's starting to look like one of my better investments.

Forget gold and silver. We'll be using magazines for barter after the SHTF.

Posted by: rickl at December 23, 2012 10:34 PM (sdi6R)

137
Dinner tomorrow at older daughter's house, always fun. I get to look at my brood and feel pretty smug. If wife and I accomplish nothing else in 44 years of marriage, the kids will be a fine legacy.

Hard to believe BOTH sons in law are such great people.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 23, 2012 10:36 PM (SAMxH)

138 73
Oh, but HA!



I intend to snag the $1100 ResMed CPAP machine in January so I will cover the spread quickly this year!



Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23, 2012 10:06 PM (piMMO)

I decided to have my uvula lopped in half and my tonsils removed earlier this year versus going on a CPAP. A tonsillectomy kinda sucks at 37 but I decided that it's better to get over the pain within a month rather than depend upon the availability of a machine to keep me from suffocating at night. That, and I flop around like a grounded flounder while I sleep.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at December 23, 2012 10:36 PM (9SwFX)

139 126 Might want to mention that high inflation will push everyone into the higher brackets even if they aren't getting promotions. This is whaty happenned with the AMT, for instance.

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 10:37 PM (XDC0v)

140

Keep Festus in Festivus.

http://www.thisistrue.com/images/festusvus.jpg


Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 23, 2012 10:37 PM (9Fv6y)

141 Posted by: Cheri at December 23, 2012 10:18 PM (EAgmr)

Girlfriend posted on Facebook last weekend, on our One Year Dating anniversary that we were out celebrating...

One idiot on her friends list... who had wanted to date her at one point... asked... 'when are you getting married'....

I replied... 'Not anytime soon, we both like Sex too much'....

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 23, 2012 10:38 PM (lZBBB)

142 I won, I won!

Yay

Posted by: sven10077 at December 23, 2012 10:38 PM (LRFds)

143 136 Yep. There's still more ways to win even now: 10 rders are next to climb

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 10:39 PM (XDC0v)

144 Irongrampa - good for you and the wife. That is quite an accomplishment and you should feel proud!

Posted by: Cheri at December 23, 2012 10:39 PM (EAgmr)

145 Somebody went in to the Boise Sportsmans warehouse on Tuesday or Wednesday and bout out all their extra big weekly shipment of Pmags

He bought 400 pmags at either $14.99 or $19.99 each

aparenly it caught Sportsmans off guard because they didn't limit the purchases.


Aparently he posted them on line for $45 each





Posted by: Jake in ID at December 23, 2012 10:39 PM (jfSqj)

146 Now, I had heard that word at least ten times a day from my old man. He worked in profanity the way other artists might work in oils or clay. It was his true medium; a master.

Posted by: Ralphie at December 23, 2012 10:39 PM (BAS5M)

147 Ha ha sven i caught your disease

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 10:39 PM (XDC0v)

148 wow all week ESPN has been gobbling the 49ers' knobs, and here tonight they can barely post 2 field goals

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 10:40 PM (8sCoq)

149 Thanks for the re-posting the link, DAve. Normally, I'd consider what you're doing as spamming. Alas, these are not normal times.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at December 23, 2012 10:40 PM (9SwFX)

150 Liberty Dude, the graphic is right on the money. It gives a great demonstration that there isn't enough blood in the turnip.

Posted by: fluffy at December 23, 2012 10:40 PM (z9HTb)

151 Congrats DAve, Ms Puma, and the inimitable Vic...

a happy, safe, and joyous Yule to all the moron horde.

God bless us everyone.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 23, 2012 10:40 PM (LRFds)

152 If wife and I accomplish nothing else in 44 years of marriage, the kids will be a fine legacy.

aaaaawwwww, that is so sweet, irongrampa!

Posted by: Peaches at December 23, 2012 10:40 PM (kpCLl)

153 Romeo13 - good answer!

Posted by: Cheri at December 23, 2012 10:41 PM (EAgmr)

154 Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. We're not worthy.-
Yea, should take a screencap. The Staw Wars special blocked. The playboy cover not blocked.
Wierd.

Posted by: RichatUF at December 23, 2012 10:41 PM (rJdKc)

155
Somebody went in to the Boise Sportsmans warehouse on Tuesday or Wednesday and bout out all their extra big weekly shipment of Pmags

====
Soo this whole thing about confiscation...how could they do it?

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 23, 2012 10:41 PM (MPjT8)

156 147 DAve,

It's not a disease as long as you know how to say "when."

I forget a few weeks every two to four years...okay months...

like six....six months every two to four years.

Keep on plugging.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 23, 2012 10:41 PM (LRFds)

157 Music video time! It's not kpop but I think this is will meet the Horde's approval - http://youtu.be/fLHfFlYZkzI

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. We're not worthy. at December 23, 2012 10:41 PM (Gk3SS)

158 WE found out what caused my friend to throw up and crap blood. Hepatitis C. I have been careful while cleaning it up, lots of bleach and rubber gloves. To give a more complete background the guy shot a cop when he was a kid. The cop lived and L spent the next 25 years in jail. he got out and tried to re-establish his life. He was living in a rental house next to one of my warehouses. I figured he had been in jail due to his tatoos. I occasionally spoke to him. One small bit of a conversation we had stuck with me. He was sitting on the stoop and I asked what he was doing?It was a beautiful Spring day and he replied, "He was enjoying the day." I read into it he was enjoying freedom and the ability to enjoy the day. Tentatively I began to work with him. I paid him to cut the grass and occasional chores. He found work with a temp service and that grew into a permanent 3rd shift job. He was always grateful to me and said I gave him so much. I replied I gave hime an opportunity ti "EARN" his self respect. He said that was more than others would give him. He lost the job as the economy tanked. He lost his rental and I let him move into my warehouse as a groundskeeper. He has been very helpful. Not perfect but helpful. He never drinks. He isn't into drugs and says he never has been. I figure dirty needles used getting his tattoos has finally caught up to him. Had he known about it much of the damage could have been avoided or postponed. Now it is too far gone. He will need to go to a specialist but, if I read it right, back pressure and weakened cell walls in the liver are causing internal bleeding. He isn't jaundiced yet but his liver numbers are up. He hade a 50/50 chance of bleeding out the other night. He had an episode also when in the hospital. The outlook isn't good for the guy.I'll keep you posted. Hard to believe I can feel sympathy for a guy that screwed up his life that bad but I do.

Posted by: Ohio Dan Random Rant at December 23, 2012 10:42 PM (JKNDp)

159 145 He must have been reading my posts. He'll get that $45 too. That's a $12,000 profit he'll make in 2 weeks to a month. Now go and do likewise

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 10:42 PM (XDC0v)

160
Exile machine for mags. Good luck

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 10:42 PM (XDC0v)

161 My son was appointed to the Virginia Military Institute's class of 2017 this week. I am so thankful to have 3 fine sons.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 23, 2012 10:43 PM (l3vZN)

162 I only suggest sites i have used and trust

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 10:43 PM (XDC0v)

163 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 23, 2012 10:43 PM (JMmQ9)

164 Soo this whole thing about confiscation...how could they do it?
Posted by: USS Diversity at December 23, 2012 10:41 PM (MPjT


I don't think the FEDS would try that now.


a bunch of hot heads would start shooting first.

Make a big mess



Posted by: Jake in ID at December 23, 2012 10:43 PM (jfSqj)

165 164 Jake in ID,

basically they'd wait and then start a TIPS hotline.

They'll use the STASI playbook against the people turning 1 of every six into defacto spies.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 23, 2012 10:45 PM (LRFds)

166
Congrats on the VMI selection. He must be a quality kid.

Posted by: Ohio Dan Random Rant at December 23, 2012 10:45 PM (JKNDp)

167
I love all this panic buying of weapons and ammo. This is handing us an insurmountable advantage. No way in hell could the gov't confiscate on that scale.

One of those unintended consequences you hear about.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 23, 2012 10:45 PM (SAMxH)

168 Maetenloch: Thank you for posting the "Christmas in Hollis" video. It brought back good memories and made me revisit Run DMC's and Aerosmith's "Walk This Way" cover.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at December 23, 2012 10:45 PM (9SwFX)

169 155 Confiscation wouldn't work. Pay close attention to my posting. That's not the danger we face the most.

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 10:46 PM (XDC0v)

170 I know that there are many Democrats that are gun owners. They hunt, etc. How is the Feds trying to mandate more laws to limit gun ownership rights going to go over with this group? Are they going to defend Obozo while their own rights are taken away?

Posted by: Cheri at December 23, 2012 10:46 PM (EAgmr)

171 OK the game officially sucks- they're showing a lot of filler video- like train sets at local toy stores- and 347 different camera angles of backlit rain

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 10:47 PM (8sCoq)

172 167 "WINNING" this election tricked the leftists into overplaying their hands. By jan 20 this country will have 10's of millions of new shooters.

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 10:48 PM (XDC0v)

173 Liberty Dude --- Good article. I went quickly through it, didn't see anything wrong. I will share this with my conservative friends, and shove it down the throat of liberals. (figuratively, Although i could print it out and.....nevermind). Keep the place clean, I'm out for the night.

Posted by: John Stark Dark of the NH Starks at December 23, 2012 10:48 PM (0JB89)

174 The movie A Christmas Story is gunnut pro assault weapon propaganda. Ban it I say!

Posted by: Mayor Bloomberg at December 23, 2012 10:49 PM (BAS5M)

175
Ohio Dan - thank you for giving a guy that wanted to earn redemption a chance. It must be hell to be so sick and know that you did this to yourself. He sounds like a decent human being that f*cked up badly.
Jinx the Cat - congratulations! The kid must have good genes

Posted by: Cheri at December 23, 2012 10:50 PM (EAgmr)

176 Posted by: Ohio Dan Random Rant at December 23, 2012 10:42 PM (JKNDp)


God bless you.

Posted by: fluffy at December 23, 2012 10:50 PM (z9HTb)

177
My son was appointed to the Virginia Military Institute's class of 2017 this week. I am so thankful to have 3 fine sons.
======================
Good for him and you. A fine school with a proud tradition. of course you know about New Market.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 23, 2012 10:51 PM (MPjT8)

178 I love The Pogues.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 23, 2012 10:52 PM (GsoHv)

179 DAve which one? You think they just buy up everything?

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 23, 2012 10:53 PM (MPjT8)

180 He already has in too many ways to count. You know the stuff that happens to us in life can make one bitter but if it does then the assholes win so I just try to be a nice guy.

Posted by: Ohio Dan Random Rant at December 23, 2012 10:54 PM (JKNDp)

181
Posted by: Cheri at December 23, 2012 10:46 PM (EAgmr)

I know quite a few libs that have a big problem with all this talk about confiscation and/or changing the laws to make it impossible to buy a gun. That is one of the few topics we can totally agree on.

Posted by: Bill R. at December 23, 2012 10:54 PM (QnRSM)

182 my second favorite Christmas song is "I Bought You a Plastic Star for your Aluminum Tree" (esp. the Michael Franks version).

My first favorite Christmas song is, of course, Patches

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 23, 2012 10:55 PM (JMmQ9)

183 Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 10:42 PM (XDC0v)

Dude,

Stop touting your get-rich-quick scheme and definitely stop touting your friend's gun store.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 23, 2012 10:55 PM (GsoHv)

184 OW! I just went to poke the fire and leaned on the hearth to do so, put my hand on a big ember I hadn't seen. OW!

Posted by: Weirddave at December 23, 2012 10:55 PM (aH+zP)

185 basically they'd wait and then start a TIPS hotline.

They'll use the STASI playbook against the people turning 1 of every six into defacto spies.
Posted by: sven10077 at December 23, 2012 10:45 PM (LRFds)


since I'm a huge fan of war-gaming

in STASI land everyone was unarmed


shoot the snitch works in alot of neighborhoods in the USA currently


a couple of snitches with immediate lead poisening wouls stop the TIPS line



Posted by: Jake in ID at December 23, 2012 10:57 PM (jfSqj)

186
179 Hey i can't figure out what you're referring to. Get back to me-

Congrats Jinxie!!!

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 10:58 PM (XDC0v)

187 158 Ohio Dan,

Sorry to hear the Hep C got another Ohioan.

Prayers, be safe.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 23, 2012 10:58 PM (LRFds)

188 'Lo, 'rons!

Posted by: cthulhu at December 23, 2012 10:58 PM (kaalw)

189 Good evening.

On Christmas specials, I seem to recall a Far Side and also a For Better Or For Worse special or two. I *think* they were Christmas specials.

Posted by: Robert at December 23, 2012 10:59 PM (LUnTP)

190 DAve I meant which post...what do you think the Feds will try I guess.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 23, 2012 10:59 PM (MPjT8)

191
170 I know that there are many Democrats that are gun owners. They hunt, etc. How is the Feds trying to mandate more laws to limit gun ownership rights going to go over with this group? Are they going to defend Obozo while their own rights are taken away?
Posted by: Cheri at December 23, 2012 10:46 PM (EAgmr)


That's why they're pushing it now. When all the democrat reps that are in more conservative rural gun owning areas are so far out from election that they aren't feeling the pressure from the constituents.

Posted by: buzzion at December 23, 2012 11:00 PM (GULKT)

192 Run, Run Rudolph.

Chuck Berry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY4_d_JILH4


Keith Richards
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDMDMLF2j1A

Posted by: otho at December 23, 2012 11:00 PM (yBF/9)

193 Best Christmas tune ever has to be this one... Father Christmas by The Kinks:

http://tinyurl.com/adv622t

Posted by: massideas at December 23, 2012 11:01 PM (v32fM)

194 http://www.blu-ray.com/

Support your local yada yada yada...

Six film Rocky collection is Amazon's bluray deal of the week for $20 bucks.

Frequency with Denis Quaid and Jesus for $7.

Cobra for $5.

Lots of stupidly cheap blus, go getcha some!

Posted by: Robert at December 23, 2012 11:02 PM (LUnTP)

195 I hate all Christmas songs by rock stars.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 23, 2012 11:02 PM (MPjT8)

196
Posted by: Ohio Dan Random Rant at December 23, 2012 10:42 PM (JKNDp)

Thank you for sharing that story.

I hope you have kids, and they have learned at their father's knee.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 23, 2012 11:02 PM (GsoHv)

197 Merry Christmas Iron Grandpa and congratulations Jinx. VMI is a great school.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 23, 2012 11:02 PM (jucos)

198 126 >> Liberty Dude: Very clear picture of the tax (revenue) vs spending portion of the debate.
Now, if you could add a chart that depicts the reduction of tax revenues (and jobs) that will occur because of reduced business activity due to the higher tax rates, I think you would have the whole story.

Posted by: carolina at December 23, 2012 11:03 PM (JebKA)

199 Here's a Christmas classic I have yet to hear once on the radio this year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSH9ryRzHQ4

Posted by: Robert at December 23, 2012 11:03 PM (LUnTP)

200 183 Dude, you're the only one whoseems to havea problem with it and I certainly don't have any friends with stores. That's a hell of an accusation. I'm here trying my best to help people out and you're just talking shit out of thin air.I reallythought you were better than that. Where did you come up with that accusation anyways? You asked me if I was profiting from my advice earlier and I told you no. I'm absolutelynot, in any way. So are you accusing me of being a liar too? Disappointing

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 11:04 PM (XDC0v)

201 Ummm
Harry Reid is standing by my car
Should I
A. Run him down
B. hide all small boys in the area

Posted by: Navycopjoe says FU lovie smith at December 23, 2012 11:04 PM (WLpAT)

202 @ 201


Both.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 23, 2012 11:06 PM (SAMxH)

203 I'm partial to Carrie Underwood singing "Do You Hear What I Hear?" Can't stand country music, but she's very very nice to look atand I do enjoy her singing religious music because she seems to actually feel it and is not just singing it as a song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLhL0UQwJ8E

Posted by: buzzion at December 23, 2012 11:06 PM (GULKT)

204 Navycop if you just bitch-slap him I'll think so much better of you than being a Bears fan

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 23, 2012 11:06 PM (MPjT8)

205 Don't get me wrong, the little poo-eating guy was otherwise a very cool and wonderful doggeh. You just really didn't want him licking you after seeing that. Posted by: Peaches at December 23, 2012 10:15 PM (kpCLl)

That's why I've never believed that stupid saying that doggehs' mouths are supposedly cleaner than human mouths. I brush my teeth 2X a day - I have noticed dogs are not really into oral hygiene. Nor do I drink out of the toliet or lick the floor or eat poo.

Posted by: Donna V. at December 23, 2012 11:07 PM (BStAJ)

206 Niedermeyer's Dead Horse,
Ouch. But my increases weren't due to going from employed to retired. I had already been retired for a few years. And I get my insurance through my previous employer at group rates, but I pay for it myself. It went up this steeply due to Obamacare.

Posted by: nerdygirl's beagle at December 23, 2012 11:08 PM (jLiVY)

207 >>>Nor do I drink out of the toliet or lick the floor or eat poo.

Just got here, and that made me chuckle. Please do it again.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 23, 2012 11:09 PM (4Mv1T)

208 So tempting!!!
SPLAT!!!!!
He's like right there!!! About 5' away!!!

What the hell is he doing in Hawaii?

Did the JEF call for a quickie?

Posted by: Navycopjoe says FU lovie smith at December 23, 2012 11:09 PM (WLpAT)

209 190 Sorry. As you can see I've been posting rather prodigiously lately... read http://tinyurl.com/9592nav and post 185 in this thread to understand better. Is there a search function here that can bring up my last week's blather so you can see my prediction of how this all plays out and what the smart actors will do now to make the best of it? Just filter out the gibberish and you'll find some worthy nuggets i think

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 11:09 PM (XDC0v)

210
I have noticed dogs are not really into oral hygiene. Nor do I drink out of the toliet or lick the floor or eat poo
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
is peanut butter sterile?

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 23, 2012 11:10 PM (MPjT8)

211 Nor do I drink out of the toliet or lick the floor or eat poo.
Posted by: Donna V. at December 23, 2012 11:07 PM (BStAJ)

So...you don't want to sign with us?

Posted by: Some Dude From Vivid Video at December 23, 2012 11:10 PM (LUnTP)

212 I decided to have my uvula lopped in half and my tonsils removed earlier this year versus going on a CPAP. A tonsillectomy kinda sucks at 37 but I decided that it's better to get over the pain within a month rather than depend upon the availability of a machine to keep me from suffocating at night. That, and I flop around like a grounded flounder while I sleep.

*****

Heck. I didn't even know those were options.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23, 2012 11:10 PM (piMMO)

213 What the hell is he doing in Hawaii?
-------------------------------------------------------
Daniel Inoye's funeral. Drudge has a picture of Teh JEF crying at it. Probably because they weren't talking about him.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 23, 2012 11:12 PM (jucos)

214 Thanks for the update, Dan.

My mother died of Hep C three years ago and it's a brutal way to go. The ammonia produced by her liver ate away at her brain and left her with dementia and hallucinations.

If it's not too late for him to get treatment, he should, it beats the hell out of the alternative.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23, 2012 11:12 PM (piMMO)

215
I'm watching Every Which Way but Loose. Love the scene where Ma (Ruth Gordon) shoots the Black Widow gang off of her property. "I told those boys to not leave a vulnerable old woman alone!"
She was great.

Posted by: Cheri at December 23, 2012 11:12 PM (EAgmr)

216 Right on DAve, I get it now.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 23, 2012 11:12 PM (MPjT8)

217 InstaDr.Helen'sHusband posts this link to a free short story for Kindle.

http://tinyurl.com/caszhom

Target: Santa (A Holiday Black Ops Campaign)

Posted by: Robert at December 23, 2012 11:12 PM (LUnTP)

218 My daughter is an ICU nurse at that hospital on weekends. She has been taking care of L for a couple days. She called to say she tries to avoid too much emotional attachment with patients. A lot of ICU patients don't make it. She says L has gotten into her heart a bit though and that he's really a nice guy. She has said several coworkers and a doctor said L has a lot of respect for the guy that sent him in and visits him. She proudly says "That's my Dad."

Posted by: Ohio Dan Random Rant at December 23, 2012 11:12 PM (JKNDp)

219 My son's uvula is split like a snakes tongue. Born that way. Never mind his band plays the scariest death metal you ever heard. Damn scary, it is

Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 23, 2012 11:13 PM (4Mv1T)

220 200



Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 11:04 PM (XDC0v)
Eh, I had read CBD's comment as sarcastic. But, I'm really not sure any more.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at December 23, 2012 11:14 PM (9SwFX)

221 Time for the old folk. A few more cookies to bake before tomorrow's dinner. Likely won't be around for a day or 2, so I'll wish all of you the best and most Merry Christmas possible.


Goodnite, good people. Stay safe.


Posted by: irongrampa at December 23, 2012 11:14 PM (SAMxH)

222 Soo this whole thing about confiscation...how could they do it?


****

They won't confiscate. They will render guns obsolete by legislating the ammo manufacturers out of business or making ammo much less effective.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23, 2012 11:14 PM (piMMO)

223 49ers have 6 minutes to make up 36 points. I think Copernicus can do it.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 23, 2012 11:14 PM (MPjT8)

224 That's why I've never believed that stupid saying
that doggehs' mouths are supposedly cleaner than human mouths.

Posted by: Donna V. at December 23, 2012 11:07 PM (BStAJ)

It's true.

Dogs have gaps between their teeth that allow a free flow of saliva and prevent the growth of anaerobic bacteria.

Humans have no such gaps and grow nasty shit between their teeth.

But that's different than eating poo.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 23, 2012 11:15 PM (GsoHv)

225 scariest death metal you ever heard.
Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 23, 2012 11:13 PM (4Mv1T)

Link me, baby!

Posted by: Robert at December 23, 2012 11:17 PM (LUnTP)

226 I decided to have my uvula lopped in half and my tonsils removed earlier this year


Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23, 2012 11:10 PM (piMMO)


aren't those sex organs? Whats a uvula? sounds porny



Posted by: moron #3 at December 23, 2012 11:17 PM (jfSqj)

227 Ouch. But my increases weren't due to going from employed to retired. I had already been retired for a few years. And I get my insurance through my previous employer at group rates, but I pay for it myself. It went up this steeply due to Obamacare.


****

I'm hoping like all get out that Ocare doesn't make it go any higher.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23, 2012 11:17 PM (piMMO)

228 Ugggh
He left, he's with my senator

I should have at least yelled 'hey Harry, you suck!! And leave those little boys alone!!'

My balls, they are lacking tonight
Sorry all

Posted by: Navycopjoe says FU lovie smith at December 23, 2012 11:18 PM (WLpAT)

229 oh and guess what?

They sell wine in bottles in some stores rather than boxes



who knew?



Posted by: moron #3 at December 23, 2012 11:18 PM (jfSqj)

230 They won't confiscate. They will render guns
obsolete by legislating the ammo manufacturers out of business or making
ammo much less effective.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23, 2012 11:14 PM (piMMO)

And presto, a new industry is born. How to make high quality smokeless powder and jacketed hollow points in the privacy of your own home.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 23, 2012 11:18 PM (GsoHv)

231 aren't those sex organs? Whats a uvula? sounds porny



Posted by: moron #3 at December 23, 2012 11:17 PM (jfSqj)

Uvula is the dangly thing in the back of your throat. You're thinking of Vulva, which is the manufacturer of Vulveeta mac and cheese.

Posted by: Robert at December 23, 2012 11:19 PM (LUnTP)

232 aren't those sex organs? Whats a uvula? sounds porny


****

It does sound "porny", but you'll have to ask Sandra Flukes Solid Gold Diaphragm whether it affected her sex life.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23, 2012 11:19 PM (piMMO)

233 I thought uvulas were those things South Africans blow?

Posted by: ace of spades gazette at December 23, 2012 11:19 PM (jPVBi)

234 Tawana Brawley living in Virginia under an alias, working as a nurse. Still owes $190,000 for defamation.

http://tinyurl.com/bqnljla

Posted by: CraigPoe at December 23, 2012 11:20 PM (BVkEs)

235 I thought uvulas were those things South Africans blow?

****

Annoying damn things!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23, 2012 11:21 PM (piMMO)

236 213. Ahhhhh, that makes sense
I figured bob dole would have shown up

But of course the JEF had to make it about him

Posted by: Navycopjoe says FU lovie smith at December 23, 2012 11:21 PM (O6zkv)

237 I've done a little reading on hep C and liver failure and you're right, it isn't pretty. Hopefully it has been caught in time but there sure seems to be some liver damage. Liver transplant is the next stop if drugs can't help but those things don't grow on trees.

Posted by: Ohio Dan Random Rant at December 23, 2012 11:21 PM (JKNDp)

238
"Uvula is the dangly thing in the back of your throat. "
Is Uvula another name for penis?

Posted by: Ohio Dan Random Rant at December 23, 2012 11:23 PM (JKNDp)

239 I meant to sock that one with BAWNEY FWANK damnit.

Posted by: Ohio Dan Random Rant at December 23, 2012 11:23 PM (JKNDp)

240 Liver transplant is the next stop if drugs can't help but those things don't grow on trees.
Posted by: Ohio Dan Random Rant at December 23, 2012 11:21 PM (JKNDp)

If livers did grow on trees they'd get taxed 6000% under Obamacare.

Posted by: Robert at December 23, 2012 11:23 PM (LUnTP)

241 "Uvula is the dangly thing in the back of your throat. "
Is Uvula another name for penis?


****

LOLMAO!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23, 2012 11:23 PM (piMMO)

242 Oh MY GOD my voice stuck in Christian Bale mode....

HELP ME!....RAWRRRR help me.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 23, 2012 11:23 PM (LRFds)

243 233. Kim kardasian?
Or the other way around?

Posted by: Navycopjoe says FU lovie smith at December 23, 2012 11:24 PM (wmoPF)

244 233 I thought uvulas were those things South Africans blow?

Careful. I remember a whole thread being yanked over that.

Posted by: rickl at December 23, 2012 11:24 PM (sdi6R)

245 Is Uvula another name for penis?
Posted by: Ohio Dan Random Rant at December 23, 2012 11:23 PM (JKNDp)

It is now!

Posted by: Robert at December 23, 2012 11:24 PM (LUnTP)

246 230 Of course. They'll legislate ammo but not ammo components. Do you have a friend who sells components?

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 11:24 PM (XDC0v)

247 Robert- If I can find it on-line I'll post. He doesn't share squat with me, but I had found a link to his audition tape for Berklee's Music Production and Engineering program he was accepted into for spring.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 23, 2012 11:24 PM (4Mv1T)

248 Navycopjoe, I feel your pain.

In August 1998, I had a clear shot to run over Ted Kennedy, with a rental car but didn't realize the opportunity until it was too late.

That lost chance haunts me to this very day

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 23, 2012 11:24 PM (JMmQ9)

249 212



Heck. I didn't even know those were options.



Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23, 2012 11:10 PM (piMMO)

The sleep clinic in which I had my positive apnea diagnosis was little more than a CPAP storefront. They were pushing for the CPAP treatment (which is understandable) but I went back to my ENT asking for the surgical option.

Normally, the ENT will completely lop off one's uvula and carve-out one's palate in order to create more breathing area. I instructed him that I didn't want my uvula removed after I had been told first-hand of those having the same surgery being unable to drink from a water fountain. He did note that my tonsils were large enough to obstruct air flow so I had no problem getting those yanked. Plus, tonsiliths are pretty nasty and had bugged me since childhood. Recovery from the tonsillectomy really did knock me out worse than I had expected.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at December 23, 2012 11:25 PM (9SwFX)

250 230 And presto, a new industry is born. How to make high quality smokeless powder and jacketed hollow points in the privacy of your own home.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 23, 2012 11:18 PM (GsoHv)



Wow, that's some serious market analysis youve done there. Lotta work. We shall profit from it.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 23, 2012 11:25 PM (GEICT)

251 South Africans were yanked at the HQ?

Posted by: ace of spades gazette at December 23, 2012 11:25 PM (jPVBi)

252 Careful. I remember a whole thread being yanked over that.
Posted by: rickl at December 23, 2012 11:24 PM (sdi6R)

I dunno, I could use a good yanking right now if you know what I mean.

You know.

Handjob.

Posted by: Robert can't let people figure things out on their own at December 23, 2012 11:25 PM (LUnTP)

253 Google Dropkick Murphy's 'The seasons upon us.'

I think the horde would thoroughly enjoy it.

Posted by: RWC at December 23, 2012 11:26 PM (sqp6o)

254 And presto, a new industry is born. How to make high quality smokeless powder and jacketed hollow points in the privacy of your own home.


****

I predict the Meth labs will figure it out first.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23, 2012 11:27 PM (piMMO)

255 If I can find it on-line I'll post. He doesn't share squat with me, but I had found a link to his audition tape for Berklee's Music Production and Engineering program he was accepted into for spring.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 23, 2012 11:24 PM (4Mv1T)

Kewl!

Does his band have a MySpace page?

Does MySpace even still exist?

Posted by: Robert at December 23, 2012 11:27 PM (LUnTP)

256 There's an old 70's SNL sketch that mentions the uvula.

"Bab's uvula who?"

"I don't know, Babs. But..."

It does sound far naughtier than it is.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at December 23, 2012 11:28 PM (9SwFX)

257 Fuuuuck.

Just saw the previews for Gangster Squad and SOOOO want to see it. Alas, that fucker Sean Penn is in it.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 23, 2012 11:28 PM (piMMO)

258
As far as that goes you can make your own firearms. Salvatrucha ms-13 does it around here all the time

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 11:28 PM (XDC0v)

259 Not only does MySpace still exist I can no connect with it via...Facebook!

Heh.

Posted by: Robert at December 23, 2012 11:30 PM (LUnTP)

260 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCLPH3fnsDs

It'll behoove ya to take care of your uvula.

Posted by: epobirs at December 23, 2012 11:30 PM (kcfmt)

261 258 DAve,

Never forget....my analysis in the bat cave says that Joker's grandpa aka Kehoe managed to zap a lot more folks in a school and used narry a firearms....

RAWWWWRRR my voice still stuck in Christian Bale mode....

MUST STOP GARGLING with #9 gravel.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 23, 2012 11:31 PM (LRFds)

262 Does MySpace even still exist?
Posted by: Robert at December 23, 2012 11:27 PM (LUnTP)


Last time I looked it did. My friends' now on indefinite hiatus metal band had several album quality versions of their songs up there, which are much better to listen to than the poorly shot but still awesome youtube videos.

Posted by: buzzion at December 23, 2012 11:31 PM (GULKT)

263 I don't want to be mad about this any more

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 11:32 PM (XDC0v)

264 I don't care how good a flick is. If it has Shawn Pennis, Hanoi Jane, or Babs Streisand I will not give it my time or money.

Posted by: Ohio Dan Random Rant at December 23, 2012 11:32 PM (JKNDp)

265 Robert- He changes bands like he changes underwear, if he wears any. He just announced he was hired by this new band in the past two weeks. Supposedly heading to Europe for a spring tour.

For the audition post I can't find, he laid down the guitar and bass tracks, tapping his 6 string bass like Eddie Van Halen taps his guitar. Also laid down the drum tracks and mixed the whole thing.

So no school next semester. Saves me $20K I guess.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 23, 2012 11:32 PM (4Mv1T)

266 "Wow, that's some serious market analysis youve done there. Lotta work. We shall profit from it."

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 23, 2012 11:25 PM (GEICT)

Smartass. Go home and get your fucking shinebox.

But first take a gander at these:

NSFW

http://tinyurl.com/cwuvlzj

http://tinyurl.com/bsfszo7



Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 23, 2012 11:33 PM (GsoHv)

267 My bee-hoovs? Ya like 'em?

Now when I stomp across your soul crushing you underneath my mighty weight you'll be stung thousands of times over by poisonous bees!

Also they can be worn after Labor Day.

Posted by: Satan showing off his brand new yellow and black bee-hoofs at December 23, 2012 11:33 PM (LUnTP)

268 And presto, a new industry is born. How to make high quality smokeless powder and jacketed hollow points in the privacy of your own home.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 23, 2012 11:18 PM (GsoHv)


after 2008's panic on reloading supplies, I know of guys with years worth of reloading components


Al long as you don't have more than 50 lbs of smokeless powder you are ok with the FEDS currently


Posted by: moron #3 at December 23, 2012 11:33 PM (jfSqj)

269 ouch a sock fail

Posted by: Jake in ID at December 23, 2012 11:34 PM (jfSqj)

270 "Dogs have gaps between their teeth that allow a free flow of saliva"

Evidently, they are like baseball players then. I love baseball, but I've always wondered: do players suddenly start producing massive amounts of spit the second they get out on the field? Is the ability to produce and hawk up gallons of spit as essential to baseball players as great hand-eye coordination? You see these guys who are making $100 million spraying out jet streams of spit every 5 seconds or so - the base pads must be slick with spit by the 6th inning.

Posted by: Donna V. at December 23, 2012 11:36 PM (BStAJ)

271 Hi Rons. Here's some good news/

Al Jezeera is reporting Syria has sprayed poison gas. Happy Holidays!

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 11:36 PM (3Y7RV)

272 Posted by: moron #3 at December 23, 2012 11:33 PM (jfSqj)

I would love to see the legislation that justifies a raid on some reloader who just got an order of smokeless.

What? It doesn't exist? It's a decision to prosecute made by unelected bureaucrats, in secret?

I love living in the USSR.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 23, 2012 11:36 PM (GsoHv)

273 268 Hey you don't happen to have a site on those rules, do ya?

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 11:37 PM (XDC0v)

274 Posted by: buzzion at December 23, 2012 11:31 PM (GULKT)

Found a lot of great bands via MySpace when it was popular. It was useful for at least one thing. Have you linked this band here? I can't remember.




Saves me $20K I guess.
Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 23, 2012 11:32 PM (4Mv1T)

I'm not looking for a handout, but...*Holds out handS*

Posted by: Robert at December 23, 2012 11:37 PM (LUnTP)

275 272 CBD,

In Soviet America state reloads YOU!

Posted by: sven10077 at December 23, 2012 11:37 PM (LRFds)

276 Aaaannnndddddd I'm off to woik.

Don't think I'm gonna have much to do tonight, so be back later.

Good night, ONT!

Stay metal!

Posted by: Robert at December 23, 2012 11:38 PM (LUnTP)

277
266 NSFW

http://tinyurl.com/cwuvlzj

http://tinyurl.com/bsfszo7


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 23, 2012 11:33 PM (GsoHv)


Do yourself the favor of clicking through the whole set.


NSFW


http://tinyurl.com/d4cguss

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 23, 2012 11:38 PM (GEICT)

278 Hey sven.. good to see you here .. Why do you sound like Bale ? You're mumbling .

Posted by: grease monkey at December 23, 2012 11:39 PM (VSWPU)

279 Ehh..

I probably got too wound up last ONT thread I commented on,too drunk, too stupid etc.

Worked fucking *wonders*!

I love my Uncle but I swear to gawd his wife is an incredibly malignant stupid bitch.

My Dad has been in the hospital, getting new knees.

She left an incredibly self-centered * mean* message to my Dad last Friday.

She did't know what was going on. Not like she cares...

I got super drunk last Friday, called her Saturday and told my Aunt Jan what I have often thought of her.

Made me crazy when she left a nasty phone message to my Dad, that I picked up, when he was in the HOSPITAL!

I probably should not have Called her back on Saturday.

Not drunk.

But then again...

Why does't ANYONE ever call her out on her nastiness!

This has been going on for DECADES!

Her own children recognize it!

I shouldn't have been as drunk as I was when I called her out.

Everyone loves Uncle, we all put up with his wife because...?

Posted by: Deety at December 23, 2012 11:40 PM (8eLGd)

280 273 Sonovabitch. It's 20 pounds in CA.

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 11:40 PM (XDC0v)

281 192 otho

I like "Run Run Rudolph", too. That's one of the best.

You do know that Bob Dylan recorded a Christmas album a couple years ago, right? Nothing new; they were all old standards.

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

I was going to link "Do You Hear What I Hear" but I see that buzzion already linked another version.

Fun Fact: "Do You Hear What I Hear" was written in October 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis, the same time as Dylan's "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do_You_Hear_What_I_Hear

Posted by: rickl at December 23, 2012 11:40 PM (sdi6R)

282 For you lame ohs that think you know how to shoot. http://tinyurl.com/d23fef5

Posted by: Ohio Dan Random Rant at December 23, 2012 11:40 PM (JKNDp)

283 >>>I'm not looking for a handout, but...*Holds out handS*

Some car dealer is going to get it. I've got a freshly minted 16 year old at home, plus wife's truck has been paid for since 1991. She will probably need a new one.

But your request has been so noted. :>)

Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 23, 2012 11:41 PM (4Mv1T)

284 278 grease monkey,

I was....teaching...my son....the classic MARVEL! RPG as a memory and analysis tool....and RAWRRRR my voice got stuck.

I....was....lurking....to spare you ALLL my voice!!

Al-fred....get me a tranquilizer and a tumbler.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 23, 2012 11:41 PM (LRFds)

285
Google Dropkick Murphy's 'The seasons upon us

Man that guy got fat

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 23, 2012 11:42 PM (MPjT8)

286 Tequila, honey and lemon... sven .. if it doesn't cure you .. who gives a fuck.

Posted by: grease monkey at December 23, 2012 11:42 PM (VSWPU)

287 wait.. nix that sven.. you don't drink .. we will have to come up with something else ... pussy juice, lemon and honey ?

Posted by: grease monkey at December 23, 2012 11:43 PM (VSWPU)

288 268 Hey you don't happen to have a site on those rules, do ya?
Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 11:37 PM (XDC0v)


It will take a bit, give me a day or so



Posted by: Jake in ID at December 23, 2012 11:43 PM (jfSqj)

289 279 Deety,

I....contend....there is a magic....force....field.....that asshammers have.

Impervious to shame....reason....or non method acting.

I may need....a.....blow torch to fix my voice.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 23, 2012 11:43 PM (LRFds)

290 Found a lot of great bands via MySpace when it was popular. It was useful for at least one thing. Have you linked this band here? I can't remember.

Yup I've sent you a link to some of their youtube videos before. If you click any for your taste I recommend skipping Drive since that's more of a party rock song off their first album.
Looks like the songs on their second album are available on iTunes.
http://www.myspace.com/anewdefinitionband

Posted by: buzzion at December 23, 2012 11:44 PM (GULKT)

291 287 grease monkey,


Cut....jib....NEWSLETTER!

Posted by: sven10077 at December 23, 2012 11:44 PM (LRFds)

292 oops

Posted by: buzzion at December 23, 2012 11:44 PM (GULKT)

293 290 Buzzion,

GET IN THE BOX!

/

Posted by: sven10077 at December 23, 2012 11:44 PM (LRFds)

294 Plastic Star

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3c5SR7MP7o

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 23, 2012 11:45 PM (JMmQ9)

295 Barrel for buzzion

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 23, 2012 11:45 PM (GEICT)

296 Last time I looked it did. My friends' now on indefinite hiatus metal
band had several album quality versions of their songs up there, which
are much better to listen to than the poorly shot but still awesome
youtube videos.


Say what you want about MySpace but it was great for bands and listening to their music, listening to a band on facebook feels like having sex on your parents bed.

Posted by: booger at December 23, 2012 11:45 PM (HI6wa)

297 292 Buzzion,

Nice...catch....

Must...find that laundry list.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 23, 2012 11:45 PM (LRFds)

298 Sven, My Dad always say if get sick you need a bottle of bourban, an electric blanket and a fat woman. Climb into bed for three days and at the end you will be cured or dead.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 11:45 PM (3Y7RV)

299 298 OSP,

I would still have the sniffles and an arm or leg I'd chewed THROUGH!

I am darkness, I am Sven man....

Posted by: sven10077 at December 23, 2012 11:46 PM (LRFds)

300 Sonovabitch. It's 20 pounds in CA.
Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 11:40 PM (XDC0v)




which is alot of .223 but not much .338


could be thousands of rounds of pistol though


In ID it is 50lbs




Posted by: Jake in ID at December 23, 2012 11:47 PM (jfSqj)

301 night-o all Ms. 10077 is RSVPing me or ELSE!

If I don't pop in be careful.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 23, 2012 11:47 PM (LRFds)

302 I am darkness, I am Sven man....
Posted by: sven10077 at December 23, 2012 11:46 PM (LRFds)

Cool, I would much rather shine a light than curse your darkness.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 11:48 PM (3Y7RV)

303 I knew I forgot to close the italics the second I hit paste.

Posted by: buzzion at December 23, 2012 11:48 PM (GULKT)

304 late sven

Posted by: grease monkey at December 23, 2012 11:48 PM (VSWPU)

305 I'm probably out

may be back

later taters



Posted by: Jake in ID at December 23, 2012 11:48 PM (jfSqj)

306 Later sven

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 11:49 PM (3Y7RV)

307 Robert- Here's the link to his posts at Reverb Nation-

http://www.reverbnation.com/hitte

As his previous band described their music- "Sounds like a chainsaw splitting open your skull."

Accurate. And not for the faint of heart.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 23, 2012 11:49 PM (4Mv1T)

308 The Walking Dead game is now only 25% off. I hope you Morons struck while the iron was hot

Posted by: Zakn at December 23, 2012 11:51 PM (zyaZ1)

309 I'm out. "night folks.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 23, 2012 11:56 PM (4Mv1T)

310 The Walking Dead game on ipad is boring as hell. Listen to people talk, some shit happens, tap a circle, some other shit happens, tap another circle, some more shit happens, that's your entire interaction with the game, occasionally tapping a circle and then watching some shit happen and wait for another circle to tap.

Posted by: booger at December 23, 2012 11:57 PM (HI6wa)

311 Congrats to your son jinx
VMI class of '80

Posted by: FtWorthMike at December 23, 2012 11:58 PM (pVp6u)

312 293 290 Buzzion,

GET IN THE BOX!

/
Posted by: sven10077 at December 23, 2012 11:44 PM (LRFds)


Afraid to ask, but which is worse...barrel or box?

Posted by: RWC at December 24, 2012 12:02 AM (sqp6o)

313 Heh. There's not a whole lot more on the PC version. Decide some shit, kill zombies. Rinse and Repeat. Still found it very compelling

Posted by: Zakn at December 24, 2012 12:03 AM (zyaZ1)

314 >>I....contend....there is a magic....force....field.....that asshammers have

Nah, she's probably been an aweful stupid, offensive, bitch for fucking decades.

No one has ever *liked* her at the Country Club but for the fact that she was married to my Uncle who was President for a while after his Dad was President...

This shit has been going on since the 1960's, I suppose...

Don't you GODAMNED DARE, to leave nasty messages on my Dad's voice-mail whenhe is in the hospital!

I had no idea..

Now that I know...

You went from being a fucking joke, to being a malignant presence.

Posted by: Deety at December 24, 2012 12:04 AM (8eLGd)

315 Hey, I get to sift through a vacume cleaner bag to find a gold earring. It seems my wife thinks the stairs is the proper place to put them rather thanher multiple jewelry boxes. Sounds like fun.

Posted by: Ohio Dan Random Rant at December 24, 2012 12:04 AM (JKNDp)

316 Wow, you guys are still here? I figured for sure the Mayan Apocalypse was on this worldline.

Posted by: John Titor at December 24, 2012 12:05 AM (xKC/c)

317 300 I live in Occupied Amerika

Posted by: DAve at December 24, 2012 12:06 AM (XDC0v)

318 Back in the day, all the cartoons in the Playboy Christmas issue involved older executives screwing their young, hot, appreciative secretaries. There were hundreds of these similar cartoons published over the years.

Posted by: Dickie Dukakis at December 24, 2012 12:10 AM (C2jTf)

319 313
Heh. There's not a whole lot more on the PC version. Decide some shit,
kill zombies. Rinse and Repeat. Still found it very compelling


If it would have let me at least kill a zombie i would have liked it, maybe i just got bored too quick, i'll give it another shot and see if it eventually lets me kill some zombies.

Posted by: booger at December 24, 2012 12:10 AM (HI6wa)

320 re: "You do know that Bob Dylan recorded a Christmas album a couple years ago, right?"

Percentage-wise, I don't like much of Dylan's music, but I truly admire his vocation: making Bob Dylan fans buy records they hate. That one's a doozy. He hasn't done a "Suck it, you me-loving chumps" that harsh since his bar-rock gospel albums.

The guy could write a solid set of new Christmas songs over the course of a few weeks, sit down with his guitar in front of a single mic for a couple hours, and drop a universally admired "timeless classic," no sweat. And he knows it.

So he makes a horrific drunk-uncle Christmas karaoke album--with mid-'60s easy listening arrangements, to really stick it to the fans he's had longest.

I love that guy.

Posted by: oblig. at December 24, 2012 12:11 AM (cePv8)

321
I live in Occupied Amerika



Don't we all?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 24, 2012 12:12 AM (4u2LN)

322 I met two of Romney's sons at the local RNC HQ the Sunday before the election - back when I still had hope.

I can't bear to click on the Boston Globe story or read about how one of the sons said Romney really didn't want to be president. I mean, that's great. I worked those phones for a candidate that didn't really want it. Nice to know what a complete sucker I was.

My Romney-Ryan campaign T-shirt will come in handy when I need something to dust with.

At least I also met Scott Walker and Ron Johnson. I have respect for those two.

Posted by: Donna V. at December 24, 2012 12:12 AM (BStAJ)

323
"You do know that Bob Dylan recorded a Christmas album a couple years ago, right?"



And no one does Christmas better than a Jew. Next up: Pat Buchanan sings Chanukah hits.

Does any more shameless example of marketing exist?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 24, 2012 12:15 AM (4u2LN)

324 it's almost as if the professional pubbies are playing the base for rubes...

Posted by: D. Hopper at December 24, 2012 12:16 AM (AVfT8)

325 Posted by: Donna V. at December 24, 2012 12:12 AM (BStAJ)

When we have 87 debates to pick the primary, that's what happens.

Posted by: RWC at December 24, 2012 12:16 AM (sqp6o)

326 Have to get this out there. One of my illustrious senators (Babs) proposed stationing National Guard troops in schools to protect the chillun from those evil assault weapons. I recall that someone made a comment about it not being a good idea due to having armed strangers in a school; while true there are even more important reasons to not do this. The first of course is that Boxer is incredibly stupid.
Now, I teach in a fairly rough high school in the LA area. For security we have a couple of deans (who are teachers), a handful of administrators, 3 or 4 security personnel (unarmed, handle student problems), 1 or 2 uniformed LAUSD police officers (stop laughing!) who are based on our campus (actually present ~ 3 days/wk) and a county parole officer (2-3 days/wk). They cover a school that covers about 2 large city blocks, has numerous entry points (official fence hopping areas), a whole bunch of places to hide, etc. I assume you get the picture. The physical plant was built in the '50's.
Adding an armed guard whose only job is to stop an armed intruder is the greatest waste of money I have ever heard of and believe me, you have seen some incredible money wasteage if you work for a public school district! Use that money to add an extra school security person or two, pay for an extra dean. Most of our security problems are vandalism/tagging, drug use/sales and "wandering" (students ditching classes). Our current measures, if augmented, can deal with normal security problems. (Note: the security personnel on campus are not armed or uniformed, but they do a good job dealing with 90+ % of the students problems we face).
Dealing with a school shooter from the outside (the Newtown scenario) would require at least 2-3 conceal carry staff at a school our size, in addition to the armed school police parole officer (if they are on campus during the incident). Still, a determined shooter from outside would probably shoot several students/staff before he/she is stopped.
I would volunteer to carry as long as 1) the district understands that I will not act in a security role other than stopping an outside threat. 2) I am issued a concealed carry permit valid anywhere in the state. 3) I am 100% indemnified by the district if I use my firearm in the specified manner. 4) I am paid for the time I take for training. 5) I receive reimbursement for range ammo. 6) NOBODY ON CAMPUS KNOWS I AM CARRYING, except the principle others who are armed on campus.
Sorry this is so long, I'll try to link to boobie pics next time I post.

Posted by: Mr Chips at December 24, 2012 12:16 AM (G5FQb)

327 That should be the Principle and others.

Posted by: Mr Chips at December 24, 2012 12:18 AM (G5FQb)

328 320
So he makes a horrific drunk-uncle Christmas karaoke album--with mid-'60s easy listening arrangements, to really stick it to the fans he's had longest.


The backup singers made me think of a Bob Dylan Christmas TV special that should exist, but never did.

That's his regular live band on the album, too. Those guys kick ass six ways to Sunday. They can play anything.

Posted by: rickl at December 24, 2012 12:18 AM (sdi6R)

329 Hi 'rons. Finally got the grand baby to sleep. Little Infidel snoring on the living room floor. Such a long day. Gotta work half day tomorrow.

Merry Christmas to all!

Posted by: Infidel at December 24, 2012 12:18 AM (k/0m2)

330 326 I'm LAUSD too. MWEPC

Posted by: DAve at December 24, 2012 12:19 AM (XDC0v)

331 Maxine Waters... dear Lord .

Posted by: grease monkey at December 24, 2012 12:21 AM (VSWPU)

332 Maxine Waters... dear Lord .
Posted by: grease monkey at December 24, 2012 12:21 AM (VSWPU)

She is a fitting representation of her constituancy.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 24, 2012 12:22 AM (3Y7RV)

333 331 Such an honor to work at a school named for my hero

Posted by: DAve at December 24, 2012 12:23 AM (XDC0v)

334 Word... OSP .

Posted by: grease monkey at December 24, 2012 12:23 AM (VSWPU)

335 333 Romney country

Posted by: DAve at December 24, 2012 12:24 AM (XDC0v)

336 I swear every third commercial building in the neighborhood is a gov't aid office. You should see the cars that pull up in front of the welfare office. Nicer than i could afford but I only have my Master's

Posted by: DAve at December 24, 2012 12:26 AM (XDC0v)

337 Remember, "the principal is your pal". ;^)

Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2012 12:26 AM (jPVBi)

338 Posted by: Mr Chips at December 24, 2012 12:16 AM (G5FQb)


I'm back but sorta.


I would suggest that if you were ever a CCW at school, you have specific Rules of Engagement.





Posted by: Jake in ID at December 24, 2012 12:27 AM (jfSqj)

339 Red are the roses,
White is the snow,
Happy Sunday to all the morons,
Christmas in 2 days, y'know...

Posted by: Adriane at December 24, 2012 12:29 AM (9Qc6B)

340 Anyone have a recommendation for a budget treadmill for a walker?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 24, 2012 12:30 AM (piMMO)

341 Charles Wright the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Posted by: grease monkey at December 24, 2012 12:30 AM (VSWPU)

342 I gave the Teaching thing a whirl. Middle school math. Loved my kids, had great success. Apparently too much. My methods were criticized, the other teachers were mouthy gosspy bitches and when it came to diciplining the few problems I had, I was abandoned. I chose a safer carreer path. I now repair Nuclear reactor parts and pieces. 1500 millirems a year aint shit.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 24, 2012 12:30 AM (3Y7RV)

343 That's right, bitches.

Posted by: Seahawk, Dining on Enemy's Entrails. ENTRAILS, PEOPLE! at December 24, 2012 12:32 AM (FZEtg)

344 Listening to Garbage concert on You Tube. Good Lord do I adore Shirley Manson.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 24, 2012 12:32 AM (3Y7RV)

345 Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 24, 2012 12:30 AM (3Y7RV)

My gay cuz won the best new teacher award in 2010.

So he was the first cut when the budget came down.

Posted by: RWC at December 24, 2012 12:34 AM (sqp6o)

346 And no one does Christmas better than a Jew. Next up: Pat Buchanan sings Chanukah hits. Does any more shameless example of marketing exist? Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 24, 2012 12:15 AM (4u2LN)

Dylan announced he was a born-again Christian in the late 70's. I'm not sure if he still considers himself a Christian. The born-again thing really didn't make sense because it's my understanding that a born-again Christian is someone who was technically Christian, fell away from the faith, and then refound it. (But I'm Catholic, so what do I know? Catholics speak of "lapsed Catholics" and "reverts." Catholics think that anybody baptised and raised Catholic remains Catholic until they formally switch to another faith, although they might be bad Catholics, so the whole born-again business isn't in our vocabulary.)

Nonetheless, Dylan is or was once a Christian, so you can't compare him to Buchanan singing Chanukah songs.

Posted by: Donna V. at December 24, 2012 12:34 AM (BStAJ)

347 That's right, bitches.
Posted by: Seahawk, Dining on Enemy's Entrails. ENTRAILS, PEOPLE! at December 24, 2012 12:32 AM (FZEtg)

I knew Russel Wilson was special when I saw him at Wisconsin. I'm a Bears fan but I enjoyed the asswhippin the 49rs got this evening.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 24, 2012 12:34 AM (3Y7RV)

348 Posted by: RWC at December 24, 2012 12:34 AM (sqp6o)

There are so many truly talented people that want to teach. I didn't give a shit about the money. My wife is successful, I didn't need it, I wanted to be there. I walked into the same drepressing slog one might find at a widget factory.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 24, 2012 12:37 AM (3Y7RV)

349 I got a pretty serious scratch from one of Hemingway's 6 toed cats while visiting the house. My wife always tells me not to pet every strange animal we see, but I don't listen.

Posted by: JustLikeDavidHasselhoff at December 24, 2012 12:37 AM (MNWe/)

350 326 327 Mr. Chips,

Your incorrect use of the word 'Principle' and your insistence on being paid overtime to be trained in firearm use does not inspire in my heart a great surge of sympathy nor trust in your capabilities as a teacher or a guardian.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 24, 2012 12:37 AM (cHZB7)

351 Milk $3.65/gallon? Really?
A month ago, I paid $5!

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 24, 2012 12:38 AM (KdUC3)

352 I know that I will be busy helping my aged Dad with his new knees...

Christmastime is the best I can do, listening to music, reading and etcetera...

Having my mind blown...

Do you think that Christ would wait, if I am taking care of my Dad?

This is tough for me, best of times.

I prolly don't have time to meditate, this year.

Posted by: Deety at December 24, 2012 12:39 AM (8eLGd)

353 Posted by: GnuBreed at December 24, 2012 12:37 AM (cHZB7)

I have two degrees and wrote a novel and I confuse those words all the time. But yeah, that pay me for this and cover that also raised an eyebrow with me.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 24, 2012 12:39 AM (3Y7RV)

354 I prolly don't have time to meditate, this year.
Posted by: Deety at December 24, 2012 12:39 AM (8eLGd)


Are you kidding? He put you their to care for your dad.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 24, 2012 12:40 AM (3Y7RV)

355 Merry Moron Christmas ya morons

Posted by: zeera at December 24, 2012 12:40 AM (3dXwx)

356 351 >> Milk $3.65/gallon? Really?

A month ago, I paid $5!

Last week I paid $3.28 (plus 7% tax). But who knows what the actual free market price is since that hasn't existed for milk in over a hundred years.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 24, 2012 12:41 AM (cHZB7)

357 Merry Moron Christmas ya morons
Posted by: zeera at December 24, 2012 12:40 AM (3dXwx)

Right back at cha, My stocking had better be connected to a lace garter.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 24, 2012 12:42 AM (3Y7RV)

358
Dylan announced he was a born-again Christian in the late 70's.



Did he announce it, or is his press agent?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 24, 2012 12:42 AM (4u2LN)

359 Last week I paid $3.28 (plus 7% tax). But who knows what the actual free market price is since that hasn't existed for milk in over a hundred years.
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 24, 2012 12:41 AM (cHZB7)

Tried to buy a pound of bacon lately? WTF are they raising them in the Hilton.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 24, 2012 12:43 AM (3Y7RV)

360 Anyone have a recommendation for a budget treadmill for a walker?
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse


If you live near a metropolitan area, there may be a exercise equipment store that has used equipment. I have to imagine treadmills are the number one piece to go unused and resold.

You could also check craigslist.org if you have people to go with you to look at listed equip.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 24, 2012 12:43 AM (FaqTv)

361 Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 24, 2012 12:34 AM (3Y7RV)

That's how he is. He got the pink slip and had to sub for two years whare he could have made more with a paper route. He's been full time since October.

Posted by: RWC at December 24, 2012 12:44 AM (sqp6o)

362 raising hogs is an expensive operation if you're wondering...

Posted by: D. Hopper at December 24, 2012 12:44 AM (AVfT8)

363 cattle are even costlier...

Posted by: D. Hopper at December 24, 2012 12:45 AM (AVfT8)

364 You could also check craigslist.org if you have people to go with you to look at listed equip.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 24, 2012 12:43 AM (FaqTv)

A heater in your pocket wouldn't hurt. There is some strangness on Craigslist.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 24, 2012 12:45 AM (3Y7RV)

365
Nonetheless, Dylan is or was once a Christian, so you can't compare him to Buchanan singing Chanukah songs.



Seriously, Zimmerman will be singing Ramadan songs if sufficient market develops. You know it as well as I do. He'd sing the Horst Wessel song if he knew it'd go platinum.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 24, 2012 12:45 AM (4u2LN)

366 yeah, off to the kamps with him...

Posted by: D. Hopper at December 24, 2012 12:47 AM (AVfT8)

367 everyone out jacking off to their red dawn fantasy?

Posted by: D. Hopper at December 24, 2012 12:48 AM (AVfT8)

368 Seriously, Zimmerman will be singing Ramadan songs if sufficient market develops. You know it as well as I do. He'd sing the Horst Wessel song if he knew it'd go platinum.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 24, 2012 12:45 AM (4u2LN)

I never understood the Dylan thing. I chalk it up to people who drink the dark expensive beer in public and have a fridge full of coors light. It's the cool thing to do.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 24, 2012 12:48 AM (3Y7RV)

369 353 >> I have two degrees and wrote a novel and I confuse those words all the time.

OSP, you ain't being paid to get it right for the chilluns though.

And based on my use of the Engrish language in that last sentence, I ain't should oughta be paid fer it either.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 24, 2012 12:48 AM (cHZB7)

370 Regarding the milk prices...the FSA won't feel it. Slap it on the ol' EBT and everything is good. The more food prices go up, the more money they'll print.

Invest in a wheelbarrow to haul the 7 million dollars for a McDonalds burger.

Posted by: RWC at December 24, 2012 12:49 AM (sqp6o)

371 everyone out jacking off to their red dawn fantasy?
Posted by: D. Hopper at December 24, 2012 12:48 AM (AVfT

Hey, a midnite troll.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 24, 2012 12:49 AM (3Y7RV)

372 352
I know that I will be busy helping my aged Dad with his new knees...



Christmastime is the best I can do, listening to music, reading and etcetera...



Having my mind blown...



Do you think that Christ would wait, if I am taking care of my Dad?



This is tough for me, best of times.



I prolly don't have time to meditate, this year.

Posted by: Deety at December 24, 2012 12:39 AM (8eLGd)



My aunt visited the SF Bay Area a couple of months back and we took her to Muir Woods. She recently got new knees as well. We slowly, while talking and taking in the sights went up along the main trail and came back on one of the other trails. Near the end, nearly back to the cafe/store complex, she was talking about how my cousin had said she probably couldn't walk a mile, and my BH replied: "oh really? You just hiked two."

She was so pleased with herself she nearly danced back to the parking lot.

Those new knees have big, big benefits.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 24, 2012 12:50 AM (kaalw)

373 342 I gave the Teaching thing a whirl. Middle school math. Loved my kids, had great success. Apparently too much. My methods were criticized, the other teachers were mouthy gosspy bitches and when it came to diciplining the few problems I had, I was abandoned. I chose a safer carreer path. I now repair Nuclear reactor parts and pieces. 1500 millirems a year aint shit.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 24, 2012 12:30 AM (3Y7RV)
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And there you have our high school math problem: Competent teachers are forced out of grade schools, leaving HS teachers to do double duty with kids who've already decided they're "bad at math".

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at December 24, 2012 12:50 AM (Y5I9o)

374 And based on my use of the Engrish language in that last sentence, I ain't should oughta be paid fer it either.
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 24, 2012 12:48 AM (cHZB7)

Excuse #2, I'm a math major. And to be honest, I kept my editor really busy.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 24, 2012 12:50 AM (3Y7RV)

375 >> I never understood the Dylan thing.

Whew. I thought I was the only one.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 24, 2012 12:51 AM (cHZB7)

376 Dylan went back to his roots more recently. As noted on a 'this day in music history' site:
1989: Bob Dylan, as "Moishe Rubenstein," appears on the annual Los Angeles telethon L'Chaim -- To Life,
playing flute and recorder with Harry Dean Stanton in a band called
Chopped Liver. With vocals by Dylan's son-in-law Peter Himmelman, the
band performs a traditional Jewish folksong.

Posted by: epobirs at December 24, 2012 12:52 AM (kcfmt)

377
"I gave the Teaching thing a whirl. Middle school math. Loved my kids, had great success. Apparently too much. My methods were criticized, the other teachers were mouthy gosspy bitches and when it came to diciplining the few problems I had, I was abandoned. I chose a safer carreer path. I now repair Nuclear reactor parts and pieces. 1500 millirems a year aint shit."
I knew I was running with a smart crowd here.

Posted by: Ohio Dan Random Rant at December 24, 2012 12:52 AM (JKNDp)

378 @368:"I never understood the Dylan thing. I chalk it up to people who drink the dark expensive beer in public and have a fridge full of coors light. It's the cool thing to do.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 24, 2012 12:48 AM (3Y7RV)
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Yeah, there is that angle to it. But Dylan does go decently deep with a lot of his lyrics, at least in terms of folk tradition. He's got lots of good lines of biting satire, esp. in the earlier years.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at December 24, 2012 12:53 AM (Y5I9o)

379 I have bubble lights in one window ... 2 large stars in the middle window and twinkling star lights in window #3.

Wreath over the door ...

Some CDs with Christmas music.

Dinner plans with my sister.

Still no idea how I am going to survive 4 more years of the JEF...

Posted by: Adriane at December 24, 2012 12:57 AM (9Qc6B)

380 My favorite Festivus tradition: "After the dinner, the head of the household tests his or her strength against one participant of the head's choosing. Festivus is not considered over until the head of the family has been pinned. However, a participant may be allowed to decline to attempt to pin the head of the household only if they have something better to do instead."

Our family have enjoyed this tradition for as long as i can remember!

Posted by: Cicero Kid at December 24, 2012 12:58 AM (6LUZ0)

381 Still no idea how I am going to survive 4 more years of the JEF...
Posted by: Adriane at December 24, 2012 12:57 AM (9Qc6B)

One day at a time. Keep your local pols, congressman and senators on a short leash.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 24, 2012 12:58 AM (3Y7RV)

382 Still no idea how I am going to survive 4 more years of the JEF...
Posted by: Adriane at December 24, 2012 12:57 AM (9Qc6B)

drink your way through it?

that's what I did last 4 years


next four years, Hit the Gym!!!


Posted by: Jake in ID at December 24, 2012 12:59 AM (jfSqj)

383 Always liked Dylan's songs. His singing 'em, not so much. Subterranean Homsick Blues is great tho, first rap style song?

Posted by: zeera at December 24, 2012 01:01 AM (3dXwx)

384 Ugggh
I swear the next prick that calls me and asks me who I like being a packers can for a week....
I'm going straight up Rambo movie on their ass!!!!

Posted by: Navycopjoe says FU lovie smith at December 24, 2012 01:02 AM (09GRP)

385 first rap style song?

So it's his FKN fault?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 24, 2012 01:02 AM (3Y7RV)

386 i'll be jacking off to my Red Dawn fantasy...

Posted by: DAve at December 24, 2012 01:02 AM (AVfT8)

387 Still no idea how I am going to survive 4 more years of the JEF...

Posted by: Adriane



Chin up, we're halfway through!

(*sigh* trying to find a bright side.....)

Posted by: JeanQueenie at December 24, 2012 01:05 AM (Gmp2Z)

388 328 320

Same band, different album:

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

(I'm linking the song, not the video. Somebody stuck that song onto an unrelated video. Close your eyes and listen.)

I've said many times that I'd love to see him do a show consisting entirely of post-2000 songs. They're that good.

Posted by: rickl at December 24, 2012 01:06 AM (sdi6R)

389 Argh. I sometime wonder how I can be genetically related to my mother.

Caltrans called a few days ago looking for households to participate in a survey of driving habits. My sister volunteered us and we received forms to fill out regarding our driving activity on 12-22.

My mother didn't go anywhere on that day, so she doesn't have much to record. She feels she is not fulfilling her obligation to enter some greater data. I cannot get through to her that staying home all day without using her car is as meaningful to Caltrans as any other entry. She cannot accept that being a licensed driver with a fully functional vehicle at his disposal that goes unused on some days is a perfectly useful bit of information.

Posted by: epobirs at December 24, 2012 01:09 AM (kcfmt)

390 Dave,

Thanks for recommending that online venue for ammo etc. I joined and looked around. Not much on there I need right now, but will keep it in mind for the future.

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 24, 2012 01:09 AM (Sedwk)

391 You missed a modern Christmas song:

"Fuck a Buncha Christmas", by Barry and the Choom Gang.


Posted by: Jim Sonweed at December 24, 2012 01:11 AM (HVtRc)

392 Anyway, you all should be grateful that I didn't link "Winter Wonderland".

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Aw hell, why not?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyN98KSu8wQ&feature=endscreen

Posted by: rickl at December 24, 2012 01:12 AM (sdi6R)

393 Chin up, we're halfway through!

no, no, you're right ... changing the POV can be very helpful!

Roses are red,
Violet are blue,
God I hate the JEF,
But at least were halfway through ...

Posted by: Adriane at December 24, 2012 01:13 AM (9Qc6B)

394 Did he announce it, or is his press agent? Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 24, 2012 12:42 AM (4u2LN)

You have a point. Who knows how sincere celebrities are about anything?

Posted by: Donna V. at December 24, 2012 01:13 AM (BStAJ)

395

But the claims proved wildly off the mark, a fact embarrassingly underscored when the high-tech voter turnout system that Romney himself called “state of the art” crashed at the worst moment, on Election Day.

To this day, Romney’s aides wonder how it all went so wrong.

They console each other with claims that the election was much closer than realized, saying that Romney would be president if roughly 370,000 people in swing states had voted differently. Romney himself blamed demographic shifts and Obama’s “gifts”: ­federal largesse targeted to Democratic constituencies.

But a reconstruction by the Globe of how the campaign unfolded shows that Romney’s problems went deeper than is widely understood. His campaign made a series of costly financial, strategic, and political mistakes that, in retrospect, all but assured the candidate’s defeat, given the revolutionary turnout tactics and tactical smarts of President Obama’s operation.

One of the gravest errors, many say, was the Romney team’s failure, until too late in the campaign, to sell voters on the candidate’s personal qualities and leadership gifts. The effect was to open the way for Obama to define Romney through an early blitz of negative advertising. Election Day polls showed that the vast majority of voters concluded that Romney did not really care about average people.

These failures are now the subject of scrutiny by national GOP ­officials who say they plan to “reverse engineer” the ­Romney effort to understand what went wrong. A number of Romney’s top aides stressed in interviews that, while they ­remain proud of their work, they feel an obligation to ­acknowledge their numerous mistakes so lessons are learned.

Rich Beeson, the Romney political director who co­authored the now-discredited Ohio memo, said that only after the election did he realize what Obama was doing with so much manpower on the ground. Obama had more than 3,000 paid workers nationwide, compared with 500 for Romney, and hundreds of thousands of volunteers.

“Now I know what they were doing with all the staffs and ­offices,” Beeson said. “They were literally creating a one-to-one contact with voters,” something that Romney did not have the staff to match.

Republicans, as it happened, had lost track of their own winning formula.

Democrats said they followed the trail blazed in 2004 by the Bush campaign which used an array of databases to “microtarget” voters and a sophis­ticated field organization to turn them out. Obama won in part by updating the GOP’s innovation.

But losing seemed a remote and unlikely prospect when Romney gathered advisers in Boston and planned the campaign they all believed would put him in the White House.

Private nature

Romney’s inner circle of family and friends understood the candidate’s weakness all too well: He was a deeply private person, with an aversion to reveal­ing too much of himself to the public. They worried that unless the candidate opened up, he would too easily be ­reduced to caricature, as a calculating man of astounding wealth, a man unable to relate to average folks, a man whose Mormon faith put him outside the mainstream.

Romney’s eldest son, Tagg, drew up a list of 12 people whose lives had been helped by his father in ways that were publicly unknown but had been deeply personal and significant, such as assisting a dying teenager in writing a will or quietly helping families in financial need. Such compelling ­vignettes would have been welcome material in almost any other campaign. But Romney’s strategists worried that stressing his personal side would backfire, and a rift opened ­between some in Romney’s circle and his strategists that lasted until the convention. More than being reticent, Romney was at first far from sold on a second presidential run. Haunted by his 2008 loss, he initially told his family he would not do it. While candidates often try to portray themselves as reluctant, Tagg insisted his father’s stance was genuine.

“He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life. He had no desire to . . . run,” said Tagg, who worked with his mother, Ann, to persuade his father to seek the presidency. “If he could have found someone else to take his place . . . he would have been ecstatic to step aside. He is a very private person who loves his family deeply and wants to be with them, but he has deep faith in God and he loves his country, but he doesn’t love the attention.”

Posted by: with friends like this... at December 24, 2012 01:14 AM (AVfT8)

396 #385

Nah, there were guys like Lord Buckley before anyone heard of Dylan.

http://tinyurl.com/c8hoqby

Posted by: epobirs at December 24, 2012 01:14 AM (kcfmt)

397 "Fuck a Buncha Christmas", by Barry and the Choom Gang.


Posted by: Jim Sonweed at December 24, 2012 01:11 AM (HVtRc)

Don't forget cut two, "It's a kill a honky Christmas"

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 24, 2012 01:14 AM (3Y7RV)

398 Well crap. I'm at a hotel with HBO, and the Horde's most favoritist Christmas movie evah is due to be on in 45 minutes and there is no signal.

I'm referring to Die Hard of course.

There goes my excuse for staying up all night.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 24, 2012 01:15 AM (cHZB7)

399 392
Aw hell, why not?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyN98KSu8wQ&feature=endscreen
Posted by: rickl at December 24, 2012 01:12 AM (sdi6R)
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Oh wow...that's Travelling Wilbury-esque in its hackery.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at December 24, 2012 01:15 AM (Y5I9o)

400 342 I have a sock admirer... 342 isn't me.

Posted by: DAve at December 24, 2012 01:15 AM (XDC0v)

401 @395osted by: with friends like this... at December 24, 2012 01:14 AM (AVfT
--

*Ahem* please do not spam the ONT. Thanks.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at December 24, 2012 01:16 AM (Y5I9o)

402 342 I have a sock admirer... 342 isn't me.
Posted by: DAve at December 24, 2012 01:15 AM (XDC0v)

That's because 342 is me.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 24, 2012 01:16 AM (3Y7RV)

403 >

Uhhmm yeah, that's kinda like the first thing you're supposed to do, after you start using the proper tps report...

Posted by: bill at December 24, 2012 01:17 AM (AVfT8)

404 #294

But... but... he recorded a single and everything! 'Serve Somebody' has been covered by just about everyone in the Gospel genre.

I think Dylan meant it at the time but it was sort of a mid-life crisis thing.

Posted by: epobirs at December 24, 2012 01:18 AM (kcfmt)

405 390 You're very welcome. Surprisingly, check your local Walmart too- i was amazed to find not the greatest prices but walmart's regular price which is still pretty cheap and definitely cheaper than anything's gonna be in the future. And then i got shit from CBD accusing me of pimping "my friend's store". Anyways I'm glad my tips are working out for people

Posted by: DAve at December 24, 2012 01:19 AM (XDC0v)

406
Anyone have a recommendation for a budget treadmill for a walker?


The Faith Farm thrift store in Boynton Beach FL has used ones all the time, they practically give'em away. There's a lot of gyms going out of business these days

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 24, 2012 01:19 AM (bGAPy)

407 Posted by: rickl at December 24, 2012 01:12 AM (sdi6R)

man card. turn it in!

or maybe it's a Jayne's Orange Hat kind of thing ...

Posted by: Adriane at December 24, 2012 01:19 AM (9Qc6B)

408 >

how do these guys graduate from harvard?

Posted by: bill at December 24, 2012 01:19 AM (AVfT8)

409 342 i work for the district that chased away Jaime Escalante

Posted by: DAve at December 24, 2012 01:19 AM (XDC0v)

410 One of the gravest errors, many say, was the Romney team’s failure, until too late in the campaign, to sell voters on the candidate’s personal qualities and leadership gifts.

Posted by: bill at December 24, 2012 01:19 AM (AVfT8)

411 The last car payment has been made. Twenty two months early, I might add.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 24, 2012 01:20 AM (xKC/c)

412 i'll be jacking off to my Red Dawn fantasy...

Lea Thompson and Jennifer Grey firing AK-47s while wearing skimpy lingerie?

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 24, 2012 01:20 AM (o1kXv)

413 lingerie?

Posted by: bill at December 24, 2012 01:20 AM (AVfT8)

414 Posted by: bill at December 24, 2012 01:19 AM (AVfT


Maybe we can just say, nominating him was a complete FK up. We let the establishment pick our candidate once again.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 24, 2012 01:21 AM (3Y7RV)

415 413 lingerie?
Posted by: bill at December 24, 2012 01:20 AM (AVfT
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C'mon... you have have to leave something to the imagination's imagination.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at December 24, 2012 01:21 AM (Y5I9o)

416 Sen. Barosso (R-Wy) fails to support the second amendment (by answering only that "I support the second amendment") when asked about LaPierre's statement about what to do after Newtown.

[ Here --> http://tinyurl.com/cjmp9ue ]

(Link is to transcript of Chris Wallace Sunday show on Fox. Search for "LaPierre" to jump to Wallace's questions about it)

Posted by: K-Bob at December 24, 2012 01:22 AM (Zrt71)

417 lingerie?

Lingerie.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingerie

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 24, 2012 01:22 AM (o1kXv)

418 Lea Thompson and Jennifer Grey firing AK-47s while wearing skimpy lingerie?
Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 24, 2012 01:20 AM (o1kXv)

Yep, that would spill some seed.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 24, 2012 01:22 AM (3Y7RV)

419 I love discussing my "neanderthal" or "ignorant" belief in Christ with young, foolish "atheists." Doesn't take too long for them to splutter and gape. They are all so certain that I am uneducated, incapable of reason, and entirely devoid of logic or sense of any kind.


The best part is when they march off in a huff to find more hipster cool guys to hang out with.



Most of 'em are libs.

Posted by: tcn at December 24, 2012 01:22 AM (VLG62)

420 it's always funny to read the after action reports from the professional pubbies after they choke like the vikings in the super bowel...

Posted by: bill at December 24, 2012 01:22 AM (AVfT8)

421 414
Maybe we can just say, nominating him was a complete FK up. We let the establishment pick our candidate once again.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 24, 2012 01:21 AM (3Y7RV)
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Yup. Stephanopoulos moderating a GOP primary. 'Nuff said.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at December 24, 2012 01:22 AM (Y5I9o)

422 hope you didn't send any of these idiots the rent money...

Posted by: bill at December 24, 2012 01:22 AM (AVfT8)

423 Vikes always choke. move along. move along

Posted by: Zakn at December 24, 2012 01:23 AM (zyaZ1)

424 Maybe we can just say, nominating him was a complete FK up.

I'm not convinced the others would have done any better. The electorate needs more pain.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 24, 2012 01:23 AM (bGAPy)

425 402 My bad.I actually DO have a red dawn fantasy and it's name is Lea Thompson

Posted by: DAve at December 24, 2012 01:23 AM (XDC0v)

426 Navycopjoe says FU lovie smith at December 24, 2012 01:02 AM (09GRP)

I'm sorry, navycopjoe, I know I'm being a total b, but after 4 glasses of wine, I can't help myself: Wasn't that a great Packers-Bears game last weekend? The Titans game today, well, crap, I ended up feeling bad for them. I went to the gym and worked out after the 3rd quarter, because there was no suspense in the game anymore. But the Bears game was massively enjoyable.

Yeah,da Bears need to dump Lovie (who is a big DEF backer anyway, so f him). I have to say, I did develop a respect for Cutler because he came out for Romney. Not at all an easy thing for a Bears player, and I understand he got major sh*t in Chicago because of it.

But generally speaking, every Chicago team deserves to lose for 1,000 years as the punishment for giving us Obama. The curse of the Billy Goat that has bedeviled the Cubs has nothing on the curse of the SCFOAMF.

Posted by: Donna V. at December 24, 2012 01:23 AM (BStAJ)

427
The last car payment has been made. Twenty two months early, I might add.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 24, 2012 01:20 AM (xKC/c)
Congrats on the I'M DEBT FREE scream. It's fucking glorious

Posted by: Zakn at December 24, 2012 01:24 AM (zyaZ1)

428 The last car payment has been made. Twenty two months early, I might add.

My car has benn paid off since 2009. It's money in your pocket every month.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 24, 2012 01:25 AM (3Y7RV)

429 I just converted a chunk of IRA into Roth IRA. Thanks to Funemployment, my tax rate is probably lower now than it will be in retirement (when Obama's tax hikes start catching fire). I'm so happy I could plotz.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 24, 2012 01:26 AM (kaalw)

430 I was always partial to Grey because she was so fucking hot in Ferris Bueller.

Posted by: Zakn at December 24, 2012 01:26 AM (zyaZ1)

431 Another fatal error of the Romney campaign was an almost total failure to confront the torrent of lies and bullshit coming from Team Obama. They could have swayed a fair number of voters for cheap if they just got them to watch some of the PJ Media videos.

I was horrified at the survey that claimed a high percentage of voters picked Obama because he 'cared' more about them. Does that much of America have Daddy issues that they're looking for a father figure in the Oval Office? WTF is wrong with these people? Giving people a vote just for having a heartbeat for 18 years is a disaster.

Posted by: epobirs at December 24, 2012 01:27 AM (kcfmt)

432 Congrats on the I'M DEBT FREE scream. It's fucking glorious

That bill was the first to fall, look for more primal grunts in the new year.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 24, 2012 01:27 AM (xKC/c)

433 Lea Thompson and Jennifer Grey firing AK-47s while wearing skimpy lingerie?
Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 24, 2012 01:20 AM (o1kXv)


pre or post nosejob?

Posted by: buzzion at December 24, 2012 01:27 AM (GULKT)

434 I was always partial to Grey because she was so fucking hot in Ferris Bueller.
Posted by: Zakn at December 24, 2012 01:26 AM (zyaZ1)

I thought the girl that dated Ferris was the hotness.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 24, 2012 01:27 AM (3Y7RV)

435 Good stuff Blanco. Everystep forward is a step out of debt bondage.

Posted by: Zakn at December 24, 2012 01:28 AM (zyaZ1)

436 I thought the girl that dated Ferris was the hotness.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 24, 2012 01:27 AM (3Y7RV)

Indeed Mia Sara is the hotness

Posted by: Zakn at December 24, 2012 01:28 AM (zyaZ1)

437 pre or post nosejob?

I honestly don't care. I may not put Baby in a corner, but I'll certainly put her on top, IYKWIM.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 24, 2012 01:29 AM (o1kXv)

438 Posted by: buzzion at December 24, 2012 01:27 AM (GULKT)

Sorry to put you on the spot, but what was your 2012 GOTY

Posted by: Zakn at December 24, 2012 01:30 AM (zyaZ1)

439 So, the next thing to hoard is milk, right?

You know, if I were a different type of person, I'd be planning on selling December milk out of my freezer in a month or two for on $7.50 a gallon....

Posted by: shibumi at December 24, 2012 01:30 AM (z63Tr)

440 Lea Thompson, Bobby Dylan, the Viqueens; Zakn, it's Minny night at the ONT

Posted by: zeera at December 24, 2012 01:30 AM (3dXwx)

441 Hey Zeera! Keeping warm on your night off?

Posted by: Zakn at December 24, 2012 01:33 AM (zyaZ1)

442
438 Posted by: buzzion at December 24, 2012 01:27 AM (GULKT)Sorry to put you on the spot, but what was your 2012 GOTY
Posted by: Zakn at December 24, 2012 01:30 AM (zyaZ1)


Hell I don't know. 95% of Mass Effect 3? Really the only big games I've played that were released this year were that and Black Ops 2 and XCom

Posted by: buzzion at December 24, 2012 01:33 AM (GULKT)

443 I love discussing my "neanderthal" or "ignorant" belief in Christ with young, foolish "atheists." Posted by: tcn at December 24, 2012 01:22 AM (VLG62)

It helps that they know nothing more about Christianity than what Bill Maher has told them.

Hit them with some actual facts, and damned if they know what to say.

Posted by: Donna V. at December 24, 2012 01:33 AM (BStAJ)

444 Gnubreed,
Sorry about the principle/principal thing, in my defense I teach science and math.
As far as wanting to be compensated for range time/training: I teach because I enjoy it, I believe it is an important job, I get tremendous satisfaction in seeing some of my kids "get it" and it provides a way to support my family. Note that the last reason I give (and there are more) is related to money.
I do many job-related things on my own time. I help with school athletics (not as a coach, which is compensated), I will spend my lunch hours and after school time tutoring students, supervise student clubs (they have to have an adult staffer present when they meet), etc. I don't mind it, it is part of the profession. If, however, I take on a new role (I don't consider armed security part of teaching) I do expect to be compensated for my time and expenses involved in this new job, not to mention compensated for the danger involved.
If such a program was started by LAUSD (fat chance!) I would volunteer. I served 13 1/2 years active/reserve in the Army. I served in combat (Desert Storm) and on the DMZ in Korea. I was a paratrooper and as such was paid $110/month extra for accepting hazardous duty (jumping out of a functioning aircraft). If I was an authorized concealed carry on campus I will be running to the sound of guns (if that black swan actually happened) and accept that I would be putting myself at great risk. That's OK, I know that my background has prepared me better than most school staff for that kind of situation. All I ask is that I be compensated for my time and expenses incurred preparing for that role.

Posted by: Mr Chips at December 24, 2012 01:34 AM (G5FQb)

445 Keeping warm at woik. Holiday is Christmas Day itself, so I'm on dooty

Posted by: zeera at December 24, 2012 01:35 AM (3dXwx)

446 Oh yeah and I played Diablo 3, and the fact that I had forgotten that should be all you need to know on my opinion there.

Posted by: buzzion at December 24, 2012 01:36 AM (GULKT)

447 I didn't play any of the ME games, but it was interesting to watch Brad Shoemaker play it, on delay. So he had some DLC to fill in the holes.

Spoilers for anyone that wants to play ME3 unspoiled http://www.giantbomb.com/brad-thinks-he-knows-the-ending-to-mass-effect-3/17-6870/

Posted by: Zakn at December 24, 2012 01:36 AM (zyaZ1)

448 #406

Even gyms that are doing OK have a fairly high turnover on motorized stuff like treadmills. It's like the turnover on PCs in big corporations. Once the warranty is up they don't want them around anymore, even if they have plenty of life left.

We got a gym model that listed for $5K for about $900 with surprisingly little wear and tear on it. The refurb company that sold it said a typical family would take a month to put on the kind of wear the same unit would receive in a day at a busy gym, so the refurb outfit can afford to give their own warranty on the unit.

It may not be the best choice for a home, though. I was a bit surprised when my sister bought it. The old one I bought about 12 years ago ($299 at Best Buy IIRC) took up a lot less space and could fold up to tuck away in a corner if desired. It held up pretty well for many years and would be more practical than the behemoth we have now. But it wasn't my choice...

Posted by: epobirs at December 24, 2012 01:38 AM (kcfmt)

449 Happy Sunday night at woik, zeera ...

May you have a wonderful Christmas holiday ...

Posted by: Adriane at December 24, 2012 01:38 AM (9Qc6B)

450 Ahh zeera. I got 4 days off (kinda, got forced to work friday), but have to work Christmas Night. 3rd Shift sets the plate, and production kicks back up day after the Holiday. Sucks, but it is, what it is.

Merry Christmas to you and yours though my friend.

Posted by: Zakn at December 24, 2012 01:39 AM (zyaZ1)

451
I love discussing my "neanderthal" or "ignorant" belief in Christ with young, foolish "atheists."


I'm pretty sure Christ as a historical figure actually existed. Neither the Jews or Muslims contest that point.

Atheism is is unsupportable from a mathematical proof POV. An infinite number of denial proofs would be required to debunk all possible gods, but only one positive proof would be needed to show the existence of a particular god if that god existed.

The safest position mathematically is agnosticism as it allows for someone to produce a positive proof in the future.

In a given system is also possible to make true statements (ex god(s) exists) that can't be proven true within the rules of that system.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6del%27s_incompleteness_theorems

Ask a true atheist how they square their position with Godel's Incompleteness theorems and they won't have an intelligible answer because agnosticism is the only position that makes sense logically.



Posted by: @PurpAv at December 24, 2012 01:39 AM (bGAPy)

452 332 Maxine Waters... dear Lord . Posted by: grease monkey at December 24, 2012 12:21 AM (VSWPU) She is a fitting representation of her constituancy.


Her constituancy is made up of malignant imbeciles??

Posted by: puddleglum at December 24, 2012 01:39 AM (8SsiG)

453 Here we are, in the middle of the night, now Christmas Eve in the eastern U.S.

A carol...and some pictures...(not mine, however)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq2my9m0xmM

Posted by: JeanQueenie at December 24, 2012 01:41 AM (Gmp2Z)

454 #434

Jennifer Grey aged much better than Mia Sara.

Posted by: epobirs at December 24, 2012 01:41 AM (kcfmt)

455 Oh here's the followup after he finished the game http://www.giantbomb.com/i-love-mondays-12102012/17-6880/

Posted by: Zakn at December 24, 2012 01:41 AM (zyaZ1)

456 Thanks Adriane and Zakn. To you and yours also. I got some oddball hours coming up but absolutely no complaints. Its a real blessing to have a job, even working nights. Kids will all be home in the next few days so sleep won't amount to much but it's going to be a real nice holiday.

Posted by: zeera at December 24, 2012 01:44 AM (3dXwx)

457 Some time back I reported here that at a Christmas Eve dinner in 2008, our liberal hostess had festooned the walls of her home with snippets of speeches by then-to-be-President Barry Ochoomba.

Even before then, this same lady used to deliver snide, snot and snark comments about conservatives and Republicans at social events at her house or ours.

Last year the snot, coming out of nowhere and apropos of nothing, was about saying Michelle Bachmann is intelligent was "like the phrase military intelligence", an oxymoron.

The year before it was about the Tea Party. Before that, about Sarah Palin. Vicious shit, every time.

The other guests, many liberal, have sensed how crass and classless her remarks were for Christmas Eve events, and have generally sought to change the subject when her political version of Tourette's kicked in.

We kept our heads down during all this, since grabbing this stupid and classless woman by the throat and throttling her didn't seem to be an option. We also know the other guests going way back to our kids' elementary school days, so we held back from challenging our hostess.

Not this year. We declined her "hospitality" in an telephone RSVP. Polite call expressing "regrets" and that was it. Family duties" and all that.

My wife and I KNOW we bring a lot to the annual event in terms of wit and conviviality. Sure, maybe our hostess can bring in Team B, but she herself must know it will be.... the B Team.

Somewhere I remember hearing disagreement whether the Bible's story about Jesus's birth was announced by the angels as "Peace on Earth, Good Will toward Men", or as "Peace on Earth, to Men of Good Will."

I'm going with the latter; I believe our hostess lacks the good will we expect during the Christmas season. Spouse and I agree we won't be going back for more abuse.

I suspect many others will be choosing sides going forward, given the clear line drawn between makers vs takers in the last election.

It's time to stop pretending that our enemies are our friends.





Posted by: Jim Sonweed at December 24, 2012 01:44 AM (HVtRc)

458 Thanks Zeera. Next time you are up here in the cities bud, drinks are on me.

Posted by: Zakn at December 24, 2012 01:45 AM (zyaZ1)

459 Enjoy the time with your fam zeera. Even to you will be tired as fuck and jet lagged to shit, I hope you hug all of them and enjoy welcoming in from the cold my friend.

Posted by: Zakn at December 24, 2012 01:49 AM (zyaZ1)

460 Been digging through pictures, I'll still take Lea Thompson.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 24, 2012 01:53 AM (xKC/c)

461 I'm going with the latter; I believe our hostess lacks the good will we
expect during the Christmas season. Spouse and I agree we won't be going
back for more abuse.

I suspect many others will be choosing
sides going forward, given the clear line drawn between makers vs takers
in the last election.

It's time to stop pretending that our enemies are our friends.

Posted by: Jim Sonweed at December 24, 2012 01:44 AM
xxxx

Good for you Jim!

Posted by: shibumi at December 24, 2012 01:53 AM (z63Tr)

462 The easiest way to avoid being uncivil to assholes is to avoid assholes.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 24, 2012 01:56 AM (bGAPy)

463
455 Oh here's the followup after he finished the game http://www.giantbomb.com/i-love-mondays-12102012/17-6880/
Posted by: Zakn at December 24, 2012 01:41 AM (zyaZ1)


Yep, he essentially gets the ending right, but he is wrong about that being what pissed so many people off.

Posted by: buzzion at December 24, 2012 01:57 AM (GULKT)

464 "The easiest way to avoid being uncivil to assholes is to avoid assholes."


PurpAv, this is perfect.

People ask why I don't "go out" and "socialize" more often. You've just crystallized my sentiment.

Posted by: JeanQueenie at December 24, 2012 02:01 AM (Gmp2Z)

465 Count on it Zakn. In keeping with tonights theme, here some tasty slide guitar (Bernard lives in Apple Valley I believe)

http://tinyurl.com/bsuxwka

Posted by: zeera at December 24, 2012 02:02 AM (3dXwx)

466 Happy birthday to me
Please give beer for free
One more trip round the sun done
Happy birthday to me

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 24, 2012 02:02 AM (xKC/c)

467 444 Posted by: Mr Chips at December 24, 2012 01:34 AM (G5FQb)

That is a well reasoned counter argument to my post; well done.

I would contend that your military background has already prepared you for any role in protecting the children in your charge. But if you read the Carriere(sp?) article in the sidebar, he offered free firearms training to those teachers motivated to seek it from him.

A public service from him, if you will.

The motivation should come from within, not from some 'we will pay you to do this'. No one paid me to desire to be able to protect myself and my extended family. I gladly paid for that myself.

Thanks for your response.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 24, 2012 02:02 AM (cHZB7)

468 It's time to stop pretending that our enemies are our friends.

Ever notice something in the old Hollywood movies about Germany in the late '30s? There is always a scene where a family is eating dinner and suddenly one young cousin or nephew stands up and proposes a toast to the glorious Führer while everyone glances at each other and pretends to agree out of fear of being turned in.
Seems ominously similar to times today doesn't it?

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at December 24, 2012 02:03 AM (+paCV)

469 "Anyone have a recommendation for a budget treadmill for a walker?"

I gave a treadmill and stairmaster to the across-the-street neighbors when I moved from my old place. I could drop you an email the next time they go out of town.

Posted by: Enby at December 24, 2012 02:05 AM (ptlfZ)

470 The easiest way to avoid being uncivil to assholes is to avoid assholes.

except that everybody has one ...

Posted by: Adriane at December 24, 2012 02:07 AM (9Qc6B)

471 "Anyone have a recommendation for a budget treadmill for a walker?"

Call your local tiny one man type moving company. The kind called "two men and a truck" or "student movers". Tell them you'll pay $50 or whatever for a treadmill. Those guys are always moving people that don't want their treadmill anymore and they often ask if the movers want it or can get rid of it.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at December 24, 2012 02:09 AM (+paCV)

472 except that everybody has one

That explains the wiped feeling.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 24, 2012 02:09 AM (xKC/c)

473 ormuch better, this one

http://tinyurl.com/c69uld8

Posted by: zeera at December 24, 2012 02:10 AM (3dXwx)

474 Happy BD Blanco. My daughter's BD is Christmas Day. She gets gipped out of a BD pretty much but sometimes we'll do something on 6/25 to make it a little more even

Posted by: zeera at December 24, 2012 02:13 AM (3dXwx)

475 467 an update/correction to my post --

The article to which I referred is by Larry Correia, and since it is now off the sidebar I put the link in my sig.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 24, 2012 02:15 AM (cHZB7)

476 My daughter's BD is Christmas Day

Then happy birthday to her! I have a nephew with the same deal. His parents make sure it's Christmas in the morning, birthday after noon.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 24, 2012 02:21 AM (xKC/c)

477 452 Yes, it is my sad duty to report... yes

Posted by: DAve at December 24, 2012 02:21 AM (XDC0v)

478 Happy birthday to you,

Now tell us, please do--

Do you really want ice cream?

Wouldn't you rather have booze?


Happy birthday, Blanco Basura! Here's a beer for you.

Posted by: JeanQueenie at December 24, 2012 02:24 AM (Gmp2Z)

479 Happy birthday, Blanco Basura! Here's a beer for you.

Thank you, thank you, thank you all so much.

First, I'd like to thank my parents, for having sex...

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 24, 2012 02:26 AM (xKC/c)

480 "First, I'd like to thank my parents, for having sex..."

Doesn't Hallmark (tm) have this covered yet? LOL

Posted by: JeanQueenie at December 24, 2012 02:28 AM (Gmp2Z)

481 Wow forget milk prices. Anyone try to buy bulk ammo? I spent all day trying to get a bulk box (1000) of 7.62 x 39. All out of stock everywhere or an incredulous price if in stock. Finally snagged 2 boxes of 500 ea. $156 each sans shipping. Kinda high, but best I could do today.

For those of you with Mosins, and Finn's, Molot (VEPR), or PSL's (Romaks) in 7.62 x 54 r, J&G Sales has 440 round tins of 70's Bulgarian silvertip Surplus for $69.95 each if you buy 2 (2 tins per crate). I snagged a crate for the heck of it.

That's the skinny on ammo for us AK/Finn Mosin guys.

How is the .223 availability /price holding out for you AR guys?

Gotta Run, I hear something on the roof and it better be Santa!



Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 24, 2012 02:28 AM (Sedwk)

482 There's a saying...

Everyone is a flaming asshole for at least 5 minutes every day. The trick is to make sure that 5 minutes happens when you're alone.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 24, 2012 02:29 AM (bGAPy)

483 First, I'd like to thank my parents, for having sex...

Well, I'm pretty certain that one of your parents was male and one was female ... NTTAWWT ...

Posted by: Adriane at December 24, 2012 02:29 AM (9Qc6B)

484 482 .223? That's the unicorn over the rainbow, dude. AR's have hit the roof and if I felt like selling I could make a large killing. Everyone's cleaning out their spares and getting whatever they ask

Posted by: DAve at December 24, 2012 02:33 AM (XDC0v)

485 I should sell my genuine Colt CAR-15 and buy a cheap SKS

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 24, 2012 02:35 AM (bGAPy)

486 Happy Christmas Eve morning so early it's still dark outside ...

night all ...

Posted by: Adriane at December 24, 2012 02:37 AM (9Qc6B)

487 Well, I'm pretty certain that one of your parents was male and one was female ... NTTAWWT ...

Since both have since been cremated, there's no evidence to suggest otherwise.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 24, 2012 02:38 AM (xKC/c)

488 Traction Control dude looks like he's sold like $20 million of inventory in a month. Overall ammunition levels are down 89.5%, from 908,757 boxes on Election Day to their current level of 95,303 boxes Merry Christmas, dude!!!

Posted by: DAve at December 24, 2012 02:39 AM (XDC0v)

489 485 Wait and it will appreciate until AT LEAST Jan. 20. Bubble is still inflating. Whatever you're thinking of asking double it.I could EASILY sell the AR I bought last week for twice as much as i paid for it. Easily.

Posted by: DAve at December 24, 2012 02:42 AM (XDC0v)

490 I found a DVD of the Star Wars Holiday Special complete with Rifftrax commentary in my local used video store. It was recorded on VHS by a viewer in Baltimore, so it's complete, even with station breaks and commercials. And yes, you're right: even with Mike, Kevin, Co bringing the funny, the show is unwatchable a second time: it is, as Jimmy Carter said the federal tax code, "an insult to the human mind".

If you do find a copy, I suggest you skip the show and just watch the commercials: with the Rifftrax commentary, they're hilarious. Many are for unions, in particular the ILGWU and the UAW. If you remember the horrible 70s, like I do, you'll think ... well, frankly, you'll think that, given how throroughly the JEF is fucking things up, you'd give almost anything to have them back again.

Posted by: Brown Line at December 24, 2012 02:45 AM (6d08e)

491 @485, If you find a cheap SKS in good shape let me know. All of them are over 300 now (except for those Chinese made ones they sold to Albania) which are generally all out of stock. They were going for 230-250 and in rough shape too. The Stocks looked like drunken, angry beavers had gnawed on them, or they used them for fence posts. I picked up 2 a few months ago but had a friend go through hundreds to get 2 decent ones.

The darn Russian ones are over 500 now if in good shape. And that was before the latest mad rush for firearms.

I remember when they were going for 70 bucks.

In Canada the SKS (Like SVT's) are dirt cheap though. Something about the US Clinton import ban on Chinese SKS etc.

The SKS is becoming a top shelf rifle in the US now.



Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 24, 2012 02:54 AM (Sedwk)

492 "The SKS is becoming a top shelf rifle in the US now. " Yeah, cuz all the other shelves are empty

Posted by: DAve at December 24, 2012 03:04 AM (XDC0v)

493 Anyone put an AR kit together including the lower? I think that's the only economical option left for them. Also I'm in the environmental NGO business. That's right I'm the worlds only libertarian tree hugger. Do you have any idea how hard it s to keep your trap shut around the elbow patches and hairy armpits crowd? I had to suck it up for an hour yesterday while a donor blamed Bushitler for Sandy then she didn't even write a check. Whenever my pitch goes south I start explaining to them how the best thing for the environment and for females is a strong family unit and civic institutions like the church. They look like confused wayward kittens after that. Confused and wanting to crap on my floor.

Posted by: Exasperated Expat at December 24, 2012 03:05 AM (gkfSV)

494 493 Good luck finding kits

Posted by: DAve at December 24, 2012 03:08 AM (XDC0v)

495 I remember when the first Bush called for that import ban right after that douchebag shot up the schoolyard in california. The day after the shooting I hightailed it up to the store, and it was still fully stocked. Then the ban hit and I ran up to the store again. The dudes who worked there looked like they didn't sleep in a week. They had blank stares on their faces, and were pretty much leaning against walls or on the counters, or were just sitting The place was cleaned out, I mean empty. One dude was almost mumbling to himself. He was in a fucking daze, and he said "it went on all day...all day...people were lined up out the door..I even had an old lady ask to buy 2 of whatever was left...it went on all day....

These dudes never seen anything like that. I didn't either. This pace was stocked to the gills. It was before any real retarded laws, so they had HKs, Uzis, FN-FALs, Galil, M1A's, you name it. They had it all, and it was all gone. AK's and AR15's had hit $1500 in the coming weeks. It was just retarded.

Posted by: Berserker at December 24, 2012 03:08 AM (FMbng)

496 I can sleep.
Every time I almost drift off, I remember that Obama is president.
Then I remember that he wouldn't be, except that a majority of Americans are so stupid that they voted for him

Twice.

We are so fucked.


Posted by: mrshad at December 24, 2012 03:17 AM (0yAqu)

497 Eh,

Went to see my Dad & I did indeed blow shit up w/ his sister in law.

He thought it was funny as hell but that might be the Morphine talking...

He once entered a Benedictine order and I am always his *favorite* failed Catholic.

(How can I be a failed Catholic? You and Mom raised me, agnostic! I did try for Lutheranism when I was 12! Sorry, it didn't take. )

Anyway, my Dad kind of gets me, I think...

"Other than pissing off your Aunt Jan, what did you do this weekend?"

"Pretty much, nothing."

"Are you sure?"

"Okay, Dad. I cooked and ate read and listened to music like you wouldn't believe. First time in almost 3 years I had a place to myself. Happy to help you but Jeebus! Can't help but not like having some fucking breathing room"

"I'm gonna need some help with my physio-therapy, will you resent it?"

"Probably not, Dad. At the same time, I apparently fucking LOVE having the place to myself for 2 or 3 days"

We need to have separate places but nearby.

I don't feel comfortable living with you. We are both too old for this shit.

Brother wants to buy a Mobile home for his bride in Catalina and install Dad there.

She likes the mountain views, I don't like the commute.

I am NEVER going to move into a rural fucking community just so's I can be a free Home Heath Care Aide!

Not for you, not for my brother, not for fucking ANYBODY!!



Posted by: Deety at December 24, 2012 03:17 AM (8eLGd)

498 Also,

My brother was too stupid to realize that Dad had been going without Med Supp Insurance for over a year.

I fucking figured this out and got him back on!

It is still amazing that a 77 yr old can get new knees!

15 years ago, this wasn't even possible.

I don't imagine this will be an option for me when or if I reach my Dad's age but I think it is AMAZING and so happy he can get it!

I don't know what to get him for Christmas!

Brand new knees!

He's the one gone under the knife, having to go through physio-therapy, bored shitless in the hospital, and even HE thinks this is cool as hell!



Posted by: Deety at December 24, 2012 03:40 AM (8eLGd)

499 Deety make sure to have a talk with your dad and brother about what he wants, what's best for him AND especially who the primary caregiver is and what's best for them. I've been handling my parents off and on for awhile and my out f state brother and sister are always on me about what's best to do for THEIR emotions not what's best for the rents. If its mostly you they all need to understand that if they aren't local their first priority needs to be making sure YOU are staying up to the task and supporting you. My parents haven't ever really laid down a plan and my local sister and I are having to fight multiple fronts. Good luck to ya bro.

Posted by: Exasperated Expat at December 24, 2012 03:47 AM (gkfSV)

500 Saw The Hobbit this afternoon -- and, yes, it takes up pretty much the entire afternoon.....but in a nice way. New Zealand + matte paintings is pretty much how everyone would wish the world to look. The BH was amused that she recognized places......Middle-earth is getting that "homey, lived-in feeling."



I was concerned that it might have too much of a "children's story" to it -- nope, Jackson did a fine job of "double-decking" it......kids can watch, but it's meshed in the LOTR universe.



Other reviewers have said it better, but it was quite evident -- this is not a movie with a plot and a resolution.....this is 1/3 of a travelogue of Middle-earth. The ending is arbitrary, the set-pieces over-extended to fill time, there is no serious "we could show A or B, but A furthers the plot so B is buggered" editing. It's indulgent......but it's a beautiful, well-realized indulgent. If one is going to wander around aimlessly, it might as well be this way.



There were a couple of total nerdisms in the flick. While it wasn't directly addressed in the movie, Galadriel is Elrond's mother-in-law in the canon, and is one of the most ancient beings in Middle-earth, having been there prior to the Wizards, the Moon and the Sun, and even the glowing trees that the sun and moon echo. The Silmarils were supposedly modeled on her tresses, placing her well before the Silmarillion.....whereas Gandalf is one of the order of Maiar that sung the world into being but only entered into it much later -- and, further, can look like anything at will. This makes the little byplay about "looking better as we get older" somewhat more amusing.



I think the broadest "in-joke" was regarding the blue wizards. Gandalf claims that he doesn't remember their names in the film -- but, the truth is, Tolkien never gave them names.



All in all, it was gorgeous but not totally satisfying.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 24, 2012 04:06 AM (kaalw)

501 #500

That joke about the Blue Wizards sounds like something Jasper Fforde would put in a Thursday Next book. Kind of like the way everyone just accepted everything in the movie world of 'The Last Action Hero.'

If you're going to take a project like Tolkien you have to be prepared to throw the nerds some bones. But being an immense nerd himself, those bones are going to have Peter Jackson's dental imprints on them.

Posted by: epobirs at December 24, 2012 04:19 AM (kcfmt)

502 What pisses off the libtards in my family is not reasoned argument, or even angry, unreasoned argument. I've found that acting smug, sarcastically agreeing with them, generally acting like I know something which they don't..and never explaining what it is... drives them up a wall.

I'm like, ok, your tin god won again, congrats, I'm going to do all that I can to minimize the damage to my family, you enjoy the shitbox you voted for.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at December 24, 2012 04:35 AM (yJYwC)

503 The interview David Gregory did with the NRA guy should be humped forever. It is the essence of what's wrong with our country. Gregory has the gall to tell us armed guards at schools don't work when his children are under the protection of a security staff of 11 people. And this is some sort of Quaker school? Quakers??


Posted by: David at December 24, 2012 04:41 AM (J9mCu)

504 >>Deety make sure to have a talk with your dad and brother about what he wants, what's best for him AND especially who the primary caregiver is and what's best for them. I've been handling my parents off and on for awhile and my out f state brother and sister are always on me about what's best to do for THEIR emotions not what's best for the rents

Fact is, I am the eldest daughter, most care duties are going to fall on me.

That's just the way it fucking works.

Good thing I don't have any children of my own to support, I suppose..

I don't know how normal people with actual families deal with this shit!

I guess I should just be happy for my brother, that he gotto be all married and happy and stuff (after being a fucking drug dealer for YEARS) and I should be lucky to wash my Dad's back the next 15 years in a trailer in fucking Catalina.

I won't do it!

I know it sounds mean & I don't care!

I have a shot at a real job that pays me real money, that I like!

Posted by: Deety at December 24, 2012 04:53 AM (8eLGd)

505 In Canada the SKS (Like SVT's) are dirt cheap though. Something about the US Clinton import ban on Chinese SKS etc. The SKS is becoming a top shelf rifle in the US now.

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 24, 2012 02:54 AM


Love the SVT.

Posted by: otho at December 24, 2012 05:03 AM (yBF/9)

506 "I am NEVER going to move into a rural fucking community just so's I can be a free Home Heath Care Aide!"

Hmm. I wouldn't make a good health care aide, but I wouldn't move into a city for any reason whatever. I had enough of that years ago. I'm only going to go further into the range as I get older. When it's time to die, I'll just wander out back and hug a passing brown bear.

#Recycling

Posted by: K-Bob at December 24, 2012 05:25 AM (Zrt71)

507 >>My parents haven't ever really laid down a plan and my local sister and I are having to fight multiple fronts. Good luck to ya bro.

Doesn't matter.

Your closest oldest sister to the parents will be in charge ALWAYS.

No matter how ill-equipped she is.

Almost NO ONE, ever lays down a plan for this shit!

And I should know...

I tried selling Long Term Care Insurance just out of college.

I was wrong.

People are WAY more willing to make their little girls and their husbands change their shitty diapers than you can believe.

It was kind of funny....

The *poorer* people didn't want to take the risk. Sometimes I had to deny them a policy. Didn't make sense financially. IMHOP. I was a fiduciary.

The more affluent were kinda cruel, most times.

They certainly didn't want their son- in-law changing their shitty diapers but at the same time, they were professedly all cool with their daughters dealing with a Deputy peeling their beef-jerkey dead ass off of a hiking trail!

Which, by the way, NEVER fucking works like that!

"If things get that bad, I will go out to the dessert and kill myself."

No you won't.

I KNOW that you won't!

Wanna know HOW I know you are full of shit?

I never trip over bodies when I go hiking.

Actually, I have NEVER even seen a dead body, whilst hiking!

Not in Pima Cty. At least!

So, you are going to decide, to do the right thing, off yourself in the dessert, in such always as to be declared legally dead and yet we won't know about this?

How does this work?

It fucking doesn't!

Posted by: Deety at December 24, 2012 05:33 AM (8eLGd)

508 anybody home?

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 24, 2012 06:11 AM (8sCoq)

509 Eh,

Last time/only time I got a gun it was a Taurus DA Revolver.

I bought a bunch of " range" ammo but only one box of "Hydroshock" splodey type bullits.

Kept it bitey in my linen closet for almost 2 yrs.

Sold the gun back when I didn't live there anymore and needed the money.

I never fired it, to my shame...

Sounds like I would not have liked the recoil.

I kind of liked the "idea" of a revolver, I guess.

Is it that much easier with a semi-?

I'm pretty much okay with setting off an explosion in my hand, I guess...

I just don't want to do it wrong, ever.

So, is it better to keep a 38 that kicks or something sweeter you don't have to worry about.

Posted by: Deety at December 24, 2012 06:17 AM (8eLGd)

510 Well I replied my mom's (artificial) tree. It was tilting, so I started bending it. It then snapped in two. I had to find rod to put down the center and it is OK for now. Still, my mom will go on bout it for a few years how I broke her tree, and ruin everything.

Posted by: Baldy at December 24, 2012 06:34 AM (opS9C)

511 Posted by: Deety at December 24, 2012 06:17 AM (8eLGd)

All handguns...except maybe a .22 have a bit of recoil......you learn to manage it....thru practice.

Posted by: BignJames at December 24, 2012 06:41 AM (Sg0G/)

512 Deety,

Go to a range, and rent some guns. Find one you are comfortable with. Shoot a lot of them, different kinds. That's really important. You should not have to fit the pisitol. The pistol should fit you like a glove!There is one out there that will fit your frame and tolerance to recoil.

I like revolvers and have a few. My wife hates them. She likes semi auto. But semi autos can jam (not good in a life or death situation).

My favorite wheel gun (revolver) is the 8 inch barrel 44 mag S&W. Not for the meek. But it can disable a car.

The semi autos load quickly but if you like revolvers, get a speed loader or two. (little thingees that hold 6 cartridges and snap them home lickety split). Police Officers use them.

Now I have to admonish you a little. There are 3 secret words to firearms proficiency.

Practice, Practice, Practice.

Practice shooting in full daylight, at dusk or dawn (low light conditions). Practice shooting walking forwards AND backwards. Practice shooting standing, sitting, and prone (laying down).


If you are really dedicated, switch hands and do it all over again, and practice with a pistol in each hand.

Practice makes perfect as my Mom says.

It's a skill.

BTW for home defense nothing beats a 12 gage!






Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 24, 2012 06:47 AM (Q0P1O)

513 Dejah Thoris,

During times of intense stress, we all need someone who we can scream at incoherently then cry on inconsolably and then eventually laugh with maniacally or just sit with quietly. I hope you have or can find a lover, a friend, or anyone that can care for the caregiver.

Posted by: Grumpy the Younger at December 24, 2012 07:02 AM (jts1f)

514 Looks like Gabe is on Holiday today. Will Andy save us?

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 07:06 AM (53z96)

515 As for "Festivus", just another BS made up mess. This one from Whorrywood. Hey, if you don't like Christmas STFU and don't celebrate it.

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 07:08 AM (53z96)

516 I mostly lurk randomly but you seem to be around and participating whenever I 'pop in.' I think I have heard some discussion or suggestion that you took on a more formal role. Any chance? Do a daily "Good Morning Moron Horde!"

Posted by: Grumpy the Younger at December 24, 2012 07:09 AM (jts1f)

517 If that is directed at me probably not. I did volunteer for the "Ace replacement" group and was not selected.

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 07:11 AM (53z96)

518 Good morning!

I have much to do today, but thought I would stop in and wish all of you morons a Merry Christmas!

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 24, 2012 07:12 AM (GoIUi)

519 re 515, the need to make up not-Christmas winter holidays is weird. Virtually every culture has a winter solstice holiday of one kind or another. They can choose their cultural heritage, another's cultural heritage or simply keep to themselves if they object holiday celebrations with or without religious contexts.

Posted by: Grumpy the Younger at December 24, 2012 07:13 AM (jts1f)

520 Merry Christmas Mrs Marple

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 07:13 AM (53z96)

521 I suppose today is a Holiday for most of the Morons and they will be sleeping in.

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 07:15 AM (53z96)

522 re 517, sorry for overlooking addressing my comment. Yes, you Vic.

Posted by: Grumpy the Younger at December 24, 2012 07:15 AM (jts1f)

523 @515, I likey the Christmas!

Can't be with the family, I'm overseas working , I'm a tad bit sad as I am away form family long term but happier than a pig in mud I can provide for the family without the shame of welfare or skeezin a fake disability claim etc.

I will call my Dad (WWII vet, tough as nails and still kicking, God bless him) and Mom, as well as my wife and kids.

Thank you God, for blessing me with meaningful work.

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 24, 2012 07:18 AM (Q0P1O)

524 >>Still, my mom will go on bout it for a few years how I broke her tree, and ruin everything.

Honestly, I don't see how it can be a true Christmas if you can't be at least accused of "ruining everything".

You ain't ruined *anything*, BTW!

Honestly, it's her just being bitchy.

Who fucking CARES!?

It's a fucking plastic tree.


Posted by: Deety at December 24, 2012 07:18 AM (8eLGd)

525 Good morning, Vic Mrs. Marple. Got coffee and an hour or so before starting the real life day. My list today: cookies, pies, finish decorating the Christmas Tree, eggnog, deliver a few presents to neighbors. Tough jobs, huh?

Posted by: Retread at December 24, 2012 07:19 AM (zxitI)

526 I am thinking about some eggnog but I best wait for tomorrow. I know I will doctor it up with run or bourbon and then I will not be WAS tommorow and I have to cook.

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 07:21 AM (53z96)

527 Today is Christmas Eve and my wife and I's 31st anniversary.

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 07:23 AM (53z96)

528 I tried to drunk-cook once. I was not asked to repeat the experiment. Best wait to start on the 'nog until the cooking is almost done.

Posted by: Retread at December 24, 2012 07:24 AM (zxitI)

529 I plan on making Hungarian Goulash tomorrow in the crock pot. Could not get my daughter to say for sure what time all her children would show up. So I will do something that will sit on "warm" all afternoon.

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 07:26 AM (53z96)

530 egg Nog, I can't find it here. tomorrow I'm going to buy some Rum, crack some eggs, sprinkle on some nutmeg and put em in my mouth and gargle.

Third world egg nog!

Does it have a chance guys?

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 24, 2012 07:28 AM (Q0P1O)

531 I watched "It Happened On Fifth Avenue" last night and now want to try slumgullion. First job, figure out how to spell it, then Bing for recipes.

Posted by: Retread at December 24, 2012 07:29 AM (zxitI)

532 Slumgullion

http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-0,slumgullion,FF.html

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 07:30 AM (53z96)

533 Does it have a chance guys?

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean


Yeah, it has a chance. A small one, but a chance. Bing knows all, including eggnog recipes.

Posted by: Retread at December 24, 2012 07:32 AM (zxitI)

534 Wow, three pages of recipes. Thanks, Vic.

Posted by: Retread at December 24, 2012 07:35 AM (zxitI)

535 Happy Anniversary Vic!

Posted by: Bruce at December 24, 2012 07:37 AM (d6+Gd)

536 Thanks

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 07:38 AM (53z96)

537 Just read that 26 things thread in the sidebar from CBD. Can't see the screen now,

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 07:39 AM (53z96)

538 My mom would make something similar to slumgullion. She would get home from work and incorporate some ground beef (we think) and whatever else was in the fridge/freezer. No idea what it would taste like. Always had onions in it. And we would eat it and love it.

Posted by: Bruce at December 24, 2012 07:40 AM (d6+Gd)

539 It's Christmas Eve and if ever one good turn deserves another it's today, so here's an easy eggnog recipe for Judge Roy Bean:

Ingredients4 egg yolks1 /3 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon 1 pint whole milk 1 cup heavy cream 3 ounces bourbon 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 4 egg whites*Directions In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color. Gradually add the 1/3 cup sugar and continue to beat until it is completely dissolved. Add the milk, cream, bourbon and nutmeg and stir to combine. Place the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat to soft peaks. With the mixer still running gradually add the 1 tablespoon of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Whisk the egg whites into the mixture. Chill and serve.

Posted by: Retread at December 24, 2012 07:42 AM (zxitI)

540 All I want for Christmas is some formatting at the HQ, Pixy.

Posted by: Retread at December 24, 2012 07:44 AM (zxitI)

541 538 My mom would make something similar to slumgullion. She would get home from work and incorporate some ground beef (we think) and whatever else was in the fridge/freezer. No idea what it would taste like. Always had onions in it. And we would eat it and love it. Posted by: Bruce at December 24, 2012 07:40 AM (d6+Gd)

Where I grew up, we called it BS, short for Beverly's Surprise and Mom cooked it in a huge pot to feed eight regulars and whatever other kids happened to be attached to the house that day.

Posted by: Grumpy the Younger at December 24, 2012 07:47 AM (jts1f)

542 Mornin' Ettes & Rons! Thank you for your Christmas wishes and the BEST to you and yours. May you be surrounded by loved ones and may you rest assured that no administration lasts forever.

Happy Anniversary, Vic & Mrs Vic!



Gotta run...I have a kitchen full of fish that need s a cookin'....

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at December 24, 2012 07:48 AM (53riN)

543 @538 Bruce, many of the recipes in Vic's link describe beef, cubes or ground, and veggies, so yeah, what ever is on hand. The thing about stew is there is something in it that every kid likes.

Posted by: Retread at December 24, 2012 07:49 AM (zxitI)

544 All I want for Christmas is some formatting at the HQ, Pixy.

You'll get nothing and like it!

Posted by: The Hamsters at December 24, 2012 07:51 AM (NF2Bf)

545 You'll get nothing and like it!



Posted by: The Hamsters


So, not getting Christmas Day off?

Posted by: Retread at December 24, 2012 07:54 AM (zxitI)

546 Happy anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Vic!

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 24, 2012 07:55 AM (yKUrR)

547 Thanks all

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 07:56 AM (53z96)

548 Happy anniversary, Vic!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2012 07:56 AM (zF6Iw)

549 Where I grew up, we called it BS, short for
Beverly's Surprise and Mom cooked it in a huge pot to feed eight
regulars and whatever other kids happened to be attached to the house
that day.



Posted by: Grumpy the Younger

We just called it dinner! Mom would put the pot on the table. We would eat. And every time (it seemed) she would look in the pot and say "That was supposed to be enough for 2 meals"

Next day was the same pot, with more frozen veg, or mac, or rice. A little scorched on the bottom from being reheated. Whatever you do, do not complain.

Posted by: Bruce at December 24, 2012 07:58 AM (d6+Gd)

550 Well it almost 8 am, save us Andy

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 07:59 AM (53z96)

551 543 Retread.

I had read the recipes, and it brought back the memories of those dinners. Mom was a good cook when she had the time, but after 10 hours at work, it was a lot of stews, soups, rice and ? type meals. Almost always tasted good. There was no recipe for them.

Posted by: Bruce at December 24, 2012 08:01 AM (d6+Gd)

552 Vic,

Shoot me some links and I'll post them in a morning open post.

nynjmeet at optimum dot net

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2012 08:03 AM (GsoHv)

553 Back when wifey and I both worked we had a lot of hamburger helper until one of us was off. She had weekends off, I had varying days off working a 7 day schedule over 3 different shifts.

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 08:03 AM (53z96)

554 egg Nog, I can't find it here. tomorrow I'm going to buy some Rum, crack some eggs, sprinkle on some nutmeg and put em in my mouth and gargle. Third world egg nog! Does it have a chance guys?

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 24, 2012 07:28 AM


I say yes. Went and tried it. Except I didn't have eggs or nutmeg. Two thumbs up. It's a hit.

Posted by: otho at December 24, 2012 08:05 AM (yBF/9)

555 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2012 08:03 AM (GsoHv)


I sent you my whole pre-made sheet.

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 08:06 AM (53z96)

556 I say yes. Went and tried it. Except I didn't have eggs or nutmeg. Two thumbs up. It's a hit.



Posted by: otho

When life gives you lemons......

Posted by: Bruce at December 24, 2012 08:07 AM (d6+Gd)

557 Thank you Grumpy.

Needed to hear that.

Posted by: Deety at December 24, 2012 08:08 AM (8eLGd)

558 BTW, those links are not links except as text. I do it that way so pixy doesn't reject it. I have them as a word file in real links if you would rather have that.

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 08:11 AM (53z96)

559 Merry Christmas!

Posted by: The Lightworker at December 24, 2012 08:12 AM (8phkb)

560 So, not getting Christmas Day off?

Of course we do! All week actually....the International Brotherhood of Blog Hamsters has been protecting our hard fought rights for a decade now.

You're lucky we're even responding right now. Smoke break.

Posted by: The Hamsters at December 24, 2012 08:12 AM (NF2Bf)

561 Regarding the little gold bars, people in the U.S. can buy "junk silver", assorted pre-1965 U.S. coins with a high silver content. The zombies may hear the coins jingling in your pocket as they hunt you, but they won't see a whole gold bar as you break off a bit to buy that sterile dressing.

Posted by: Thorvald at December 24, 2012 08:13 AM (1V6Pv)

562 Well, it's christmas day now. I'm opening my present. Southern Comfort.

Posted by: otho at December 24, 2012 08:15 AM (yBF/9)

563 CBD has new thread up

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 08:16 AM (53z96)

564 You're lucky we're even responding right now. Smoke break.

So that's why the page is taking so long to refresh!

Posted by: Retread at December 24, 2012 08:17 AM (zxitI)

565 And we would eat it and love it.


Posted by: Bruce at December 24, 2012 07:40 AM (d6+Gd)



Or else, cause there's kids starving in China (and if you were really smart you didn't even mutter "send this to them then" under your breath cause there wasn't nothing wrong with her hearing) and you'll sit there until bedtime and go to bed hungry and then it will be waiting for breakfast! yum yum...

Deety I hope things look up for you soon but we'll be here for you to vent at either way.

And now I'm off to bed cause I have to work tonight and tomorrow night, too, because we're staying open since some of our employees don't celebrate Christmas and they wanted to work and since I'm the machine fixer I'll be GLAD to come to work cause what the hell, I wasn't doing anything anyway and so what if I DO celebrate Christmas cause SHUT UP RACIST and celebrate DIVERSITY! but I'm not bitter...

Later roonz and roonettez!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 24, 2012 08:22 AM (yh0zB)

566 Yannow what might be awesome?

Hear me out here...

Gonna do the roast capon and Deety's green beans, we'll even do creamed onions!

Yeah, sure we could go with some amazing mashed taters but...

I have a huge hongry on for some tater-tots dipped in fake queso.

Not kidding.

I would like to eat that.

I will probably make some mashed taters that
Look fancy to go with the bird and the beans...

Posted by: Deety at December 24, 2012 08:51 AM (8eLGd)

567 Oh my fuckin'n Gawd!

Had no idea the city trash guys were working today!

I would have....

I just assumed...

Still have no clue why there was no Recycling pick up last week..

Dammit!

I honestly had no idea that they would be picking up today!

Posted by: Deety at December 24, 2012 09:17 AM (8eLGd)

568 The festivus pole. Let me guess, they smoke it, right? Twinks.

Posted by: Liza Minelli, Woman Beater at December 24, 2012 09:46 AM (OJCL9)






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