Top Headline Comments 12-28-12

Happy Friday.

For the second time this month, a man was pushed onto the tracks ahead of an approaching NYC subway train. He's dead. Authorities are looking for the "mumbling woman" who pushed him.

Iowa will not be giving driver's licenses to aliens who were allowed to remain in the U.S. only through the DHS "deferred action" program that is modeled on the failed DREAM Act legislation. "State law does not allow it to issue driver's licenses or identification cards to people who are in the country illegally."

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at 06:51 AM



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1 Good Morning Morons. Today is Friday, December 28, 2012. On this day in 1869 William F. Semple patented chewing gum. Teenaged girls have never been the same.

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 06:52 AM (53z96)

2 As expected lots o talk but no deal. Obama has never had any intention of making a deal.

http://is.gd/L3jCp6

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 06:53 AM (53z96)

3 And McConnell calls him on it.

http://is.gd/TgjZOG

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 06:53 AM (53z96)

4 Mexico wants the US to halt AZ immigration law. How about AZ mirror the Mexican immigration stance and shoot illegals coming across the border instead.

http://is.gd/kGXSUl

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 06:53 AM (53z96)

5 George H.W. Bush not doing so good.

http://is.gd/ctjfYl

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 06:53 AM (53z96)

6 Yes, it IS Massachusetts. One of the worst assholes in congress to run for Kerry’s seat.

http://is.gd/BRKTm9

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 06:53 AM (53z96)

7 Fat Ugly (fugly) Chicago teachers union scrunt is back in the news again. What do you do when you are fired for being a shit? Sue for racial discrimination of course. But there are no “quotas” in firing or hiring.

http://is.gd/rbl4Yh

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 06:54 AM (53z96)

8 Stand by for another union fight in MI.

http://is.gd/t07UZP

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 06:54 AM (53z96)

9 OR county will release prisoners if we go over the cliff???? WTF does a County Jail have to do with the Washington cliff? Maybe I really don’t want to know. But why is it that police and fire are always the first things cut in these things? How about cut some socialism first? No, the FSA may not vote for you if you cut their free shit.

http://is.gd/u4CW1S

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 06:54 AM (53z96)

10 Kindle Daily Deals

http://is.gd/zmCogY



And that’s it for Friday, December 28, 2012. Not much out there today.

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 06:55 AM (53z96)

11 I blame NYC's "subway culture".

Posted by: rickl at December 28, 2012 06:55 AM (sdi6R)

12 If I was taking a subway I'll be damned if I got close to the edge where the tracks are.

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 06:57 AM (53z96)

13 Time to ban subways!

Posted by: Icedog at December 28, 2012 06:59 AM (9ScGj)

14 We need subway control

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 07:01 AM (53z96)

15 If I was taking a subway I'll be damned if I got close to the edge where the tracks are.

I tend to keep back from the edge and aware of my surroundings when a train is approaching. People need to do a better job of expecting their fellow travelers to be unhinged.

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at December 28, 2012 07:01 AM (jZUEZ)

16 Vic, thanks for the Kindle Daily Deals. I found a book I had read years ago and couldn't find. Much appreciated!

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 28, 2012 07:02 AM (GoIUi)

17
We're missing an opportunity here.

I was looking through a book titled "Look At My Striped Shirt!" yesterday, written by a group named Phat Phree. Pretty damn funny. Just a collection of short social commentary essays, all of which could have been written in a day by the commenters here at AoSHQ.

The only difference is they are making money doing it.

Posted by: jwest at December 28, 2012 07:02 AM (ZDsRL)

18
Vic, thanks for the Kindle Daily Deals. I found a book I had read years ago and couldn't find. Much appreciated!


Posted by: Miss Marple at December 28, 2012 07:02 AM (GoIUi)

You're welcome

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 07:03 AM (53z96)

19 Let it burn sounds so appealing since we are leaving for the Mexican Carribean this morning. We have friends that live down their with businesses and it will be interesting to hear what they have to say. IfI could find a job scraping barnacles from the dive boats or maybe washing dishes at the bar....

Posted by: crotchetyoldjarhead at December 28, 2012 07:04 AM (YmVsG)

20 I should say that the uprising in Central African Republic did make my radio news this morning. Of course, when they said the country I thought it was an adjective and kept trying to listen for WHICH central African republic, not realizing that was the name!

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 28, 2012 07:04 AM (GoIUi)

21 I call for common sense subway control legislation NOW! For The Children(tm).

Posted by: Andy at December 28, 2012 07:04 AM (OZPoa)

22 I thought Thomas Adams was credited with inventing gum?

Posted by: Icedog at December 28, 2012 07:04 AM (9ScGj)

23 I tend to keep back from the edge and aware of my
surroundings when a train is approaching. People need to do a better job
of expecting their fellow travelers to be unhinged.


Posted by: Gabriel Malor at December 28, 2012 07:01 AM (jZUEZ)

IIRC there are app 11M people living in or around NYC. If only 1% of them are unhinged then that means there are 100K crazies.

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 07:04 AM (53z96)

24 First...(the bean looks around)..Oh crap!

When do I get to be first? (except for first in line to be pushed in front the train).

As for being thrown under da train..That be us under Emperor McFlap Ears!

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 28, 2012 07:05 AM (1ub38)

25 well we can't do a thing about the mumbling crazy person that did the pushing, well not preemptively. clearly we need to ban subway trains. or subway stations since it's access to the subway that's the problem.

Posted by: we are so screwed, deliver us oh SMOD at December 28, 2012 07:05 AM (HEa5q)

26 We should limit subway trains to only one or two cars. There is simply no reasonable need for those high-capacity versions.

Posted by: Icedog at December 28, 2012 07:08 AM (9ScGj)

27
I thought Thomas Adams was credited with inventing gum?

Posted by: Icedog at December 28, 2012 07:04 AM (9ScGj)

Chewing gum has actually been around for > 5000 years but Semple patented the current variety before Adams.

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 07:08 AM (53z96)

28 How about AZ mirror the Mexican immigration stance and shoot illegals coming across the border instead.

$2.00 an ear bounty. You supply your own ammo grub. Immigration problem is over in a week.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2012 07:09 AM (d0Dmj)

29 @9

I'm Sure your asking rhetorically.

They cut emergency services first to scare people into accepting higher taxes.

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 28, 2012 07:10 AM (RrD4h)

30 but Semple patented the current variety before Adams.

....ah, another case of 'first to the patent office gets the credit'. Too bad Tesla never figured that out.

Posted by: Icedog at December 28, 2012 07:13 AM (9ScGj)

31 Limit the cars to 2 trains, ban trains, ROFLMAO.

Sounds like my posts to stupid liberal gun grabbing soccer moms on Yahoo.

2 dollar an ear bounty? I say turn in the nut sack. Some unscrupulous fellers will be cutting 1 ear off and letting them go. At least with the nut sack bounty , unlike roaches they cannot reproduce!


Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 28, 2012 07:15 AM (1ub38)

32

DAY 52

1,408 to go


Mayans, Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, McCain's, MIRV's, mutants, malcontents, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, miscreants, momzers, mamalukes, mooks, meeskeits, malodorous militants, menstruating mons veneri and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 07:16 AM (XkWWK)

33 Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 28, 2012 07:15 AM (1ub3

Can I be your campaign manager? I'll settle for PR coordinator.

Posted by: Icedog at December 28, 2012 07:17 AM (9ScGj)

34 As a person who was born and raised in the Bronx in the 70's and 80's, the subway system has always been a gathering point for crazy and or evil people.

The guardian angels came about because ordinary citizens were so petrified to go on the subway system for fear of being robbed, beat or murdered.

Rule 1) Do not go anywhere near the edge until the train has pulled into the station.

Rule 2) Do not talk to anybody on the train platform

Rule 3) If you see someone that looks sketchy, move as far away as possible.

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 28, 2012 07:17 AM (RrD4h)

35 Yes, gum was invented by the gum tree.

Posted by: Whatev at December 28, 2012 07:18 AM (2t6Gz)

36
Yiddish Word of the Day:

"Chazzer" - A pig, or animal (one who eats like a pig)

"Chazzerei" - Swill; pig's feed; anything bad, unpalatable, rotten. In other words, "junk food." This word can also be used to describe a lot of house hold or other kinds of junk.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 07:18 AM (XkWWK)

37
....ah, another case of 'first to the patent office gets the credit'. Too bad Tesla never figured that out.


If anyone missed this cartoon biography of Tesla, here it is again...

http://scoamf.us/Tesla

Posted by: Lurkasaurus at December 28, 2012 07:19 AM (wBtFp)

38 34 Posted by: General Woundwort at December 28, 2012 07:17 AM (RrD4h)


If I was on the train late at night or somehow wound up in a shitty neighborhood, I used to hold myself hostage and mutter loudly "shut up! Shut up!" to myself.

If only Bernhard Goetz had done this. Anyway, he's my hero.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 07:21 AM (XkWWK)

39 Saw a video of Japanese subway and it seems they have the whole people being pushed on the tracks thing figured out by putting sliding doors at the ledge that only open when there's a train on the other side. Complicated solution I know.

Posted by: Whatev at December 28, 2012 07:22 AM (2t6Gz)

40 They cut emergency services first to scare people into accepting higher taxes.


The same with school districts. They love to cut the "arts" programs, which I do not like because I do like music, but it is not as important as (imo) the 3 R's. But what really gets the voter voting for more taxes to solve the "problem" is cutting sports. Oh the wailing and gnashing of teeth as the football team might have to miss a game or two.

Plus moving classes into mobile units. It's like having a trailer park at your school.

Posted by: Bruce at December 28, 2012 07:23 AM (d6+Gd)

41 Why not legalize prostitution in the last car of every train? Great source of revenue and the sex trade is not in any one neighborhood long enough to anger the citizens.

Win!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 07:24 AM (XkWWK)

42 Plus moving classes into mobile units. It's like having a trailer park at your school.




Posted by: Bruce at December 28, 2012 07:23 AM (d6+Gd)

Those "Butler Bldg" classrooms were the excuse for a 2 cents tax increase here. Within 6 months of building a new bldg they were back.

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 07:25 AM (53z96)

43 Gen Stormin Norman - RIP

Posted by: Eurw at December 28, 2012 07:26 AM (ZzPDo)

44 @33,

LOL, I' m not destined for office. I think it takes a special person to lead and serve, respecting the will of the voters. Ashamed we haven'y many of those for 50-100 years!

I am more of a hands on field guy.

There are thinkers and do'ers.

I used be all theoretical, now I am a do'er.

Do'ers get things done.

Were you be BTW? I am in Texas when in the US.



Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 28, 2012 07:27 AM (1ub38)

45 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 07:16 AM (XkWWK)
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IIRC you were going to get a pistol permit?
Add "Mozambique drill" to your M list

Posted by: Lurkasaurus at December 28, 2012 07:27 AM (wBtFp)

46 When I first moved here sales tax was 3 cents on the dollar. When I first bought my house county property tax was $200/year. Sales tax is now 8.5 - 10.5 cents and property tax is about $1000/year.


It never goes down, always up.

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 07:28 AM (53z96)

47 Why not legalize prostitution in the last car of every train? Great source of revenue and the sex trade is not in any one neighborhood long enough to anger the citizens.

"What'll it be sweety, $20 gets you one stop, $30 will get you two"

Posted by: Icedog at December 28, 2012 07:28 AM (9ScGj)

48 How people fall onto subway tracks is beyond me. Every square inch of the surface of every platform is coated with used chewing gum.

Hey! I worked two Morning Thread subjects into one paragraph!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 07:29 AM (XkWWK)

49 I say, if NYC wants to fix the problem of people being thrown in front of the train put a door on the front of the train and open it as the train approaches. Then when you get thrown in front of it, you simply get in the train and thank the guy.

Posted by: Whatev at December 28, 2012 07:30 AM (2t6Gz)

50 @40

It's a strategy that works 99% of the time.

You want to raise taxes and fees, scare people with emergency service and or school cuts.


Posted by: General Woundwort at December 28, 2012 07:30 AM (RrD4h)

51 Judge, I'm also from Texas...Houston area (Baytown to be specific), but currently residing in Korea...courtesy of Uncle Sam.

Posted by: Icedog at December 28, 2012 07:31 AM (9ScGj)

52 Those "Butler Bldg" classrooms were the excuse for a
2 cents tax increase here. Within 6 months of building a new bldg they
were back.


Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 07:25 AM (53z96)
It never fails. Usually they end up building a new gym to go along with the classrooms. It is only used for sports and a few PE classes.My solution which always gets me dirty looks from my wife and her teacher friends is, at least 2 shifts of school. The building are there anyways, some parents work odd hours and would love for their kids to be at school while they are working anyway. Plus it's a 3 shift world. Might as well get the kids used to it. You would need one high school in my town instead of the 3 we have. Teachers would stay the same. Admins would be reduced, Maintenance reduced. Dirty looks from teachers.

Posted by: Bruce at December 28, 2012 07:31 AM (d6+Gd)

53 If those NYC subway stations were owned by a private company they would be fined daily by OSHA for severe safety violations.

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 07:32 AM (53z96)

54 My solution is to eliminate school taxes and public schools all together. Sell the buildings to private companies.

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 07:33 AM (53z96)

55 45 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 07:16 AM (XkWWK)
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IIRC you were going to get a pistol permit?
Add "Mozambique drill" to your M list
Posted by: Lurkasaurus at December 28, 2012 07:27 AM (wBtFp)


Got a work sheet for the forms yesterday from the pistol range and they are going to do all the typing and legwork once I hand it in. Really great people!

A news crew from local WCBS-TV came in and was badgering the manager to be on camera. They wanted him to comment about some incident involving a "gun" being placed into a teddy bear and being given to a kid for Christmas. All they had was a photo and the guy a) couldn't comment without having the thing in his hand and b) he was uncomfortable doing it because the store OWNER wasn't there and there's no filming on the range. Bitch set him up and kept bugging him for like 20 minutes. Would not take no for an answer.

We all kind of gave her the evil eye and she finally took a hint. I HATE THE MEDIA.

Phase 1 of Operation: Arm J.J. is under way...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 07:33 AM (XkWWK)

56 If those NYC subway stations were owned by a private company they would be fined daily by OSHA for severe safety violations.
Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 07:32 AM (53z96)
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Well, one regulation is, any ledge with a 24 inch drop off has to have a railing. Kind of asinine that there's a 6 foot cliff where people congregate and no one ever thought to fix that.

Posted by: Whatev at December 28, 2012 07:35 AM (2t6Gz)

57 Phase 1 of Operation: Arm J.J. is under way...





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 07:33 AM (XkWWK)

Did you read the story by the NYC reporter who went through all the stuff to get a permit. It took months and hundreds of dollars in fees and taxes.

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 07:36 AM (53z96)

58 Regarding the subway problem, a modest proposal: nuke every metropolitan area with a subway system from orbit 2 or 3 times to be sure it's sanitized. "A nation always begins to rot first in its great cities, is indeed perhaps always rotting there, and is saved only by the antiseptic virtues of fresh supplies of country blood." --John Burroughs

Posted by: Thorvald at December 28, 2012 07:37 AM (1V6Pv)

59 47 "What'll it be sweety, $20 gets you one stop, $30 will get you two"
Posted by: Icedog at December 28, 2012 07:28 AM (9ScGj)


I can hear the conductor now:

"Broadway-Lafayette. Change for the B &D and S & M lines..."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 07:37 AM (XkWWK)

60 If I was on the train late at night or somehow wound up in a shitty
neighborhood, I used to hold myself hostage and mutter loudly "shut up!
Shut up!" to myself.



Steve Martin's method is also failproof.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. We're not worthy. at December 28, 2012 07:38 AM (Gk3SS)

61 Well, one regulation is, any ledge with a 24 inch
drop off has to have a railing. Kind of asinine that there's a 6 foot
cliff where people congregate and no one ever thought to fix that.

Posted by: Whatev at December 28, 2012 07:35 AM (2t6Gz



I used to be on the plant safety committee. General plant rules are 4 feet, construction is 6 feet unless you are wearing a safety harness which is properly tied off.


But yes, that is one of the violations they have.

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 07:38 AM (53z96)

62 Went to a place called Hocking Hills in OH, and as we were walking on 1 foot wide dirt paths with 50 foot drop offs on one side I asked the park ranger if anyone has ever fell off the cliff and died. The answer wasn't too reassuring and was quite governmental. - "No one has ever died who has stayed on the marked path."

Posted by: Whatev at December 28, 2012 07:40 AM (2t6Gz)

63 @55

The background to the story is that the bear was an anonymously donated gift to a church and was given to the girl unaware that the box contained the gun as well.

The gun was real but inoperable as the firing pin had been removed.

What could the man at the range possibly comment on as I am sure he did not know the background?

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 28, 2012 07:41 AM (RrD4h)

64 The lesson to be learned is to NEVER talk to reporters. They will edit your answers to suit what ever liberal crap they are pushing.


There is a reason people always say "no comment".

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 07:43 AM (53z96)

65 Will Hillary have to testify about this latest embassy debacle or will it fall to Kerry? Obama will never be blamed, of course.

Posted by: Jmel at December 28, 2012 07:43 AM (9tSXa)

66 When visiting the waterfalls in Iceland I noticed 200-400 foot dropoffs along the prescribed and rail-less walking paths. The locals' explanation simply boiled down to 'natural selection'.

Posted by: Icedog at December 28, 2012 07:45 AM (9ScGj)

67 57 Did you read the story by the NYC reporter who went through all the stuff to get a permit. It took months and hundreds of dollars in fees and taxes.
Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 07:36 AM (53z96)

Nope. Yipes! From what I gather, it's a couple of hundred bucks. It does take about 2-3 months for background checks and such, and they do ask a lot of stuff about past employment, residences, health questions, etc. Since the lease and utility bills are all in the wife's name, she has to fill out an affidavit, and you also need to state who will take possession of the weapon if you are incapacitated/dead. And as many of you know, the wife is a lib! Still, when I told her about it, she didn't seem to mind. Full disclosure: she had a hacking incident and we also have had things missing from our home, so she is spooked.

Anyway, the paperwork hoops don't really bug me so much. The people at the pistol range, as I said, are really very nice and friendly. Lots of ex- and current law enforcement folks are members.

We shall see, Vic!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 07:45 AM (XkWWK)

68 @65

Your going to have to wait until the next Republican President is sworn until an administration is held accountable for it's action or inaction.

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 28, 2012 07:46 AM (RrD4h)

69 37 ....ah, another case of 'first to the patent office gets the credit'. Too bad Tesla never figured that out. If anyone missed this cartoon biography of Tesla, here it is again... http://scoamf.us/Tesla[\i]


Dammit, now I have Tesla -Edisons Medicine (Man out of Time)stuck in my head. I haven't listened to that album in years. Guess I'll dig it out. I'd look for the video (if there is one) but I'm heading to bed. Have to work a mid tonight.

Posted by: puddleglum at December 28, 2012 07:47 AM (CakGS)

70 @68

So not in my lifetime, eh?

Posted by: JDTAY at December 28, 2012 07:47 AM (a0nis)

71 Good morning, ‘rons and ‘ronettes. Woke up this morning to an ice sculpture sitting in my driveway and I’ve still got the chill in my bones. Have I mentioned how much I hate winter? I want to live in Vic country. Actually, I’d rather live in Alextopia, where the men are crack shots with a gun or a quip and the women are all leggy and racktastic, but we must suffer for our sins. So let’s get to some Hollywood talk:


There’s always been a caste system in the movies. Unless working together on a shoot, stars only talk to stars, crew to crew, stand-ins to stand-ins and so on. In the Golden Age, the studios themselves had their caste; everyone wanted to work at MGM, or failing that, at least Paramount. Then came Warner Brothers. Your last, desperate stop before falling into the quicksand of Poverty Row was Columbia* and its brash, bullying boss, Harry Cohn.


Cohn was known, and reveled in his status as, the biggest ball-buster in Hollywood; the rudest, crudest, loudest macher in the jungle.** He yearned for respect from the Mayers, Zukors and Thalbergs of the movie industry, however, and, knowing that an Oscar was the only way to get respect, gave director Frank Capra nearly unlimited powers during his tenure at the studio.


And yet, Cohn was, at bottom, an insecure man who saw Columbia as himself writ large. An insult to the studio was an insult to him. Conversely, support of the studio was support of him, but his twisted sense of honor didn’t always reward those on his side: during a labor strike, one writer supporting the strikers criticized Cohn. Another writer quipped, “who eats my bread sings my song,” Cohn’s own defense of his autocratic ways. When Cohn heard this, instead of firing the recalcitrant writer, he fired his supporter. As he told the man, “I’m grateful for what you did. But now, every time I see you on the lot, I’ll remember it. And I’ll know that I’m indebted to you. You’ll have something on me. I’ll do everything I can to get you another job in any studio you want, but I won’t let you work here.”


Cohn could be unbelievably crude, dropping trou in his office and ordering starlet Lucille Ball to “suck it, bitch!” He could be belligerent, screaming “Liars!” at a row of writers’ offices when the residents began typing furiously as they saw him walk by. But he could also be a soft touch, flying in a rare medicine for one of Columbia’s dying writers, but ordering him not to tell anybody: “You’ll ruin my repuatation.” And he could also use his own personality as a bargaining chip; when one director resigned because he couldn’t get along with one of Cohn’s assistants, the mogul told him, “if you say you left because you couldn’t stand him, nobody’ll hire you. Tell them you left because you couldn’t stand me. Everybody’ll want you!”


And yet, whenever Cohn is discussed, stories like this seem to be the most frequently told: when walking around the lot one day, Cohn heard a guard singing. When he asked the guard what he’d rather do, sing or be gate superintendant, the guard answered, “sing.”


“OK, then,”
Cohn snapped. “You’re fired.”


Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. See you on Monday.


*“Poverty Row” was the nickname applied to a stretch of third and fourth-level studios such as Tiffany, Republic, Grand National and Realart on and around Gower Street, just off of Sunset, most of which cranked out low budget Westerns and serials. Of the “majors,” Universal really did not count as a destination studio and both Fox and Twentieth were negligible players.


**There’s your Yiddish word for the day. I’ll let J.J. define it.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 28, 2012 07:48 AM (zF6Iw)

72 63 What could the man at the range possibly comment on as I am sure he did not know the background?
Posted by: General Woundwort at December 28, 2012 07:41 AM (RrD4h)

EXACTLY! He kept on telling her that it could be real but cheap, or it could be a starter's pistol or film prop but without holding it in his hands he would not comment. And he REFUSED to let her film on the range, despite having promised over the phone that she just wanted off-camera anonymous background info.

What a pushy, obnoxious scrunt! We were all shaking our heads in disbelief and one old timer who was on the force re-iterated the maxim of NEVER eve talking to the press; they are the enemy.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 07:48 AM (XkWWK)

73 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 07:45 AM (XkWWK)


The gov fees are not the only cost. The reporter had to attend a class in the wilds of NJ which cost several hundred dollars.

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 07:48 AM (53z96)

74
Going over books with a fine tooth comb at year's end. Worst year in five years for the business and it ain't looking good for next year. I wish I could be optimistic.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 28, 2012 07:49 AM (l3vZN)

75 Have I mentioned how much I hate winter? I want to live in Vic country.
Actually, I’d rather live in Alextopia, where the men are crack shots
with a gun or a quip and the women are all leggy and racktastic, but we
must suffer for our sins. So let’s get to some Hollywood talk:



Not any better. It was 28° here this morning.

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 07:49 AM (53z96)

76 So Hillary is saying, "Not tonight, Congress, I have a headache."

Posted by: AmishDude at December 28, 2012 07:51 AM (huD71)

77 @67

It costs aprox. $500.00 to get a permit when all is said and done.

Your permit is good for 3 years and you will pay $350 every time it expires to renew it.

Also if you move you basically have to go through the entire permitting process all over again.

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 28, 2012 07:52 AM (RrD4h)

78 I'm sorry, any municipality where the primary mode of transportation is a public subway is not a civilized community.


Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2012 07:53 AM (BeSEI)

79 71 **There’s your Yiddish word for the day. I’ll let J.J. define it.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 28, 2012 07:48 AM (zF6Iw)

Thanks Mary. You missed the official word of the day up-thread, but "macher" is a good one. It means someone very important, a big shot.

And the Harry Cohn story about his funeral; Orson Welles was amazed to see so many people turn out to say farewell to the most hated man in Hollywood. He asked Billy Wilder why so many people showed and Wilder quipped "well, give the people what they want."

;-)

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 07:54 AM (XkWWK)

80 Gen Stormin Norman - RIP

Oh, jeez. Didn't know much about him, but always thought he was a good guy. Too bad GWHB didn't let him finish Saddam off.

I'm not going to link it, but the execrable Doonesbury actually had a funny cartoon about the General. It seems that Duke and Honey had opened up "Club Scud" in (I think) Tehran, which, as Duke boasted, was "getting all the heavy hitters in town! And speaking of which. . ."

In the final panel, the club patrons yell, "NORM!" Duke asks, "how's the war going, General?"

"Ahead of schedule," barks Schwarzkopf. "Which is more than I can say for that beer!"

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 28, 2012 07:54 AM (zF6Iw)

81 If I want a pistol here all I have to do is go down to the gun store, fork over money, and walk out with it.


Do have to complete the stupid federal forms.

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 07:54 AM (53z96)

82 73 The gov fees are not the only cost. The reporter had to attend a class in the wilds of NJ which cost several hundred dollars.
Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 07:48 AM (53z96)

I'm in NYC so maybe you are describing the New Jersey red-tape?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 07:55 AM (XkWWK)

83 81 -

We're in the process of buying my daughter's first gun. Store owners are acting like they can't keep anything on the shelves.

And if you want an AR-15, you better already own one. Don't even talk about 30 round mags.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2012 07:56 AM (BeSEI)

84 I'm in NYC so maybe you are describing the New Jersey red-tape?



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 07:55 AM (XkWWK)

According to the story she was from NYC as well. The school was in NJ because it involved actual range firing.

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 07:56 AM (53z96)

85 "mumbling woman"

Has anyone SEEN the Secretary of State?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 28, 2012 07:58 AM (B+qrE)

86 @ 51 Icedog, Korea huh? I was there a couple times working.Seoul and Yeosu (on the coast in the south).

I couldn't believe those streets in Seoul ..10 lanes on either side..and tunnels to cross the streets. I asked my handler..why did you build the big streets for very few cars?

He smiled and replied while pointing North..".the DMZ is that way and very close. We likey big streets, its easier to roll tanks around!"

@39,

Japanese subway? I was in JApan a few times. They had these guys called people pushers! They had these big T sticks. They would push (cram) your butt up into that car. And when the door closed they would turn the T parallel to the door opening and pull it out.

My ass was stuck up in there like a sardine. If I had a heart attack and died I would not have fell down till the next stop.

Do they still do that? Just wondering.



Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 28, 2012 07:59 AM (1ub38)

87 Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 28, 2012 07:58 AM (B+qrE)

Thread winner! ...actually lol'd

Posted by: Icedog at December 28, 2012 08:00 AM (9ScGj)

88 Vic-That article about George H W Bush is from the 26th. Today he had his spokesman say he's not planning on going anywhere ands to put the harps away. I hope Bush 41 is okay. I have had a bad feeling once I found out how long he's been in the hospital. Now they have him on a liquid diet only.

Good Morning everyone!

Posted by: CarolT at December 28, 2012 08:00 AM (z4WKX)

89 LOL, there was character in Sargent York called pusher who did that in the NYC subways.

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 08:01 AM (53z96)

90 84 According to the story she was from NYC as well. The school was in NJ because it involved actual range firing.
Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 07:56 AM (53z96)

The law is somewhat confusing (intentionally, I suspect) about transporting guns within the state itself, let alone across state lines. The place I went to is a fully operational range, as well as firearms dealer.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 08:02 AM (XkWWK)

91 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 08:02 AM (XkWWK)


I don't think she carried her own gun to the range in NJ.

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 08:04 AM (53z96)

92 88 Posted by: CarolT at December 28, 2012 08:00 AM (z4WKX)

The longer you stay in hospital, the worse off you are, especially if you are elderly and/or enfeebled. It's what ultimately killed my dad.

A dear friend was laid up for several weeks with a nearly lethal stomach infection. She looked almost skeletal and this is a generally healthy 53 year old woman. On the mend, thankfully.

But, yes, the longer the hospital stay, the more in danger you are of complications as well as being so weakened from lack of proper diet and exercise.

Sorry to hear this about Bush '41. It's no way to go, if G-d forbid, this is to be his demise.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 08:05 AM (XkWWK)

93 Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 28, 2012 07:59 AM (1ub3
-----

I will NEVER get on a subway in Japan again. It's truly bizarre at rush hour.
Just go to you tooob and search "Japan subway pushers" there are several videos.

Posted by: Lurkasaurus at December 28, 2012 08:05 AM (wBtFp)

94 Damn, I live in MA. I had Markey as a rep until redistricting. Now I have Capuano. He's probably running too and the dems are trying to push Ted K's widow to run for it too!

Posted by: CarolT at December 28, 2012 08:06 AM (z4WKX)

95 Judge, I'm at Osan. You must have been here a long time ago...the roads here now are packed at almost all times. 90% of my driving is stuck at 30 MPH or less.

....and I should get free car insurance for life after surviving Korean roads and drivers!

Posted by: Icedog at December 28, 2012 08:06 AM (9ScGj)

96 I will NEVER get on a subway in Japan again.

Others that you do not wish to encounter: Octogenarian Hong Kongers brandishing umbrellas as they board or leave the subway. You will be stabbed at some point.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 28, 2012 08:08 AM (B+qrE)

97 Posted by: CarolT at December 28, 2012 08:06 AM (z4WKX)


Markey was the bane of the Nuclear Power Industry. He was also stupid as a post. His office sent me a letter one time asking a pile of stupid questions about transportation of spent fuel. (classified info)


I talked to the plant VP who told me to ignore it.

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 08:09 AM (53z96)

98 Others that you do not wish to encounter: Octogenarian Hong Kongers brandishing umbrellas as they board or leave the subway.


How about getting on and off the Star Ferry.

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 08:10 AM (53z96)

99 How about getting on and off the Star Ferry.

That was never as congested during my time there (post-handover). Still one of the great skyline views in the world from it.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 28, 2012 08:12 AM (B+qrE)

100 Markey was the bane of the Nuclear Power Industry. He was also stupid as a post. His office sent me a letter one time asking a pile of stupid questions about transportation of spent fuel. (classified info)

He's also a big-time ball-licker of Hugo Chavez and that turd Joe Kennedy. Typical for the state whose greatest statesmen are no longer John Adams and John Quincy Adams, but murderer Ted Kennedy, pedophile Gerry Studds and flatulent drag queen Bawney Fwank.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 28, 2012 08:13 AM (zF6Iw)

101 It was crowded as hell in the 70s when I was there.

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 08:13 AM (53z96)

102 subways commit a lot of crimes.....i hate to say it but i think we need stricter subway control laws and outlaw city subways altogether.....and the sandwich place needs to change it's name because it's very hostile

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 3rd day of Christmas at December 28, 2012 08:14 AM (GVxQo)

103 I couldn't believe those streets in Seoul ..10 lanes on either side..and tunnels to cross the streets. I asked my handler..why did you build the big streets for very few cars? He smiled and replied while pointing North..".the DMZ is that way and very close. We likey big streets, its easier to roll tanks around!"


A lot of the highways are built that way too. They double as improvised airfields. The main route from Seoul to Pusan has 3-4 spots like that. You're driving on a 4 lane highway and all of a sudden there are 10 lanes on your side of the road - and 10 lanes on the other side - for like a mile and a half.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 28, 2012 08:14 AM (sbV1u)

104
Morning Vic,
Should be asleep...yet

Posted by: Richard at December 28, 2012 08:15 AM (Pj/A8)

105 >>I am in Texas when in the US.

>>Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean

I've been to your museum and grave!!

Good morning, folks. I'm suspecting my house isn't going to clean itself today.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 28, 2012 08:15 AM (SUKHu)

106 Morning

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 08:15 AM (53z96)

107 @93, I guess They still do that. No you tube here in China. The commies have it blocked up tight!

Hell I don't want to watch it anyway, I already lived it.

Last time in Japan, an asshole I was working for flew me into Narita right after the tsunami nuclear meltdown.

I was livid.

He claimed he did not know. Bastard! He knew but I think he did that to save a few hundred bucks on air tickets. I quit and don't work for that guy anymore.

Airport was like a ghost town.

On the bright side, I don't need flashlights or batteries anymore.

My manhood glows in the dark now!

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 28, 2012 08:16 AM (1ub38)

108 Good morning, folks. I'm suspecting my house isn't going to clean itself today. Posted by: Mama AJ at December 28, 2012 08:15 AM (SUKHu)

Why not?

Guns kill people, so why can't houses clean themselves?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 28, 2012 08:16 AM (sbV1u)

109
The lesson to be learned is to NEVER talk to reporters.


Unless your name is Greg Packer, then you're golden.

Posted by: Vizzini at December 28, 2012 08:16 AM (O7Q1u)

110 He claimed he did not know.

I'll take malevolently stupid for $1,000, Alex.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 28, 2012 08:17 AM (B+qrE)

111 I'm seeing reports on Twitter about a shooting at a police station in Gloucester Township, NJ.

Twitchy has the story.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 28, 2012 08:20 AM (SUKHu)

112
o-kay
Mirmosa's......early sushi + sake.....scotch.........sleep......or......anyone?

Posted by: Richard at December 28, 2012 08:20 AM (Pj/A8)

113 My manhood glows in the dark now!

Help us Glow-beewan Kenobi, you're our only hope!

Posted by: The Lost Souls of Sandra Fluke's Vajayjay at December 28, 2012 08:20 AM (BrQrN)

114 My manhood glows in the dark now!

But did you experience that super growth radiation always produces? ....if my 1950's monster movie education is to be believed.

Posted by: Icedog at December 28, 2012 08:20 AM (9ScGj)

115 Two minor injuries, one person in the hospital, the shooter is dead.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 28, 2012 08:22 AM (SUKHu)

116 "State law does not allow it to issue driver's licenses or identification cards to people who are in the country illegally."

Countdown to DHS saying that federal guidance trumps state law in 5.. 4... 3...

Oh, that would go against the Constitution? What Constitution?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 08:22 AM (4df7R)

117 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 08:05 AM (XkWWK)

J.J.- I know that, I had a bad case of bacterial pneumonia almost three years ago. They wouldn't let me get up out of bed for myself. I was in the hospital for six days and I am small to start with and probably lost ten pounds. I looked like hell when I was there and for a few weeks afterwards. I was 50 or 51 then. I don't remember a few weeks. I should have gone to the doctor when I couldn't remember how I got to work one day.

I hope Pres. Bush 41's spokesperson is right, they said he's improved a bit.

There have been quite a few deaths lately. It's not unusual, a lot of people manage to wait until Christmas and tun they let go.

Posted by: CarolT at December 28, 2012 08:23 AM (z4WKX)

118
For the second time this month, a man was pushed onto the tracks ahead of an approaching NYC subway train. He's dead. Authorities are looking for the "mumbling woman" who pushed him.



I know this is in bad taste, and I'm sure it's already been said elsewhere, but how long until Bloomberg calls for a ban on subway trains?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 08:23 AM (4df7R)

119 Reportedly, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was unavailable for comment due to being concussed by her 3AM night cap.

Posted by: Fritz at December 28, 2012 08:23 AM (/ZZCn)

120
115

REALLY???? Another active shooter incident? Yet you say the shooter is room temp?

Posted by: Richard at December 28, 2012 08:24 AM (Pj/A8)

121 I--er--fondly remember taking the Broadway Express from Columbia to Columbus Circle in the 70's. Lights used to go out several blocks at a time. Very interesting characters on those trains from the previous stops. Made it easier to understand Bernie Goetz...

Posted by: Cricket at December 28, 2012 08:25 AM (2ArJQ)

122
Dang,

This pace is WAY off my night postings.....gotta give this up
night...morning.....whatever

Posted by: Richard at December 28, 2012 08:28 AM (Pj/A8)

123 The rats in the Philly subway scared me more than any people did.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 28, 2012 08:28 AM (SUKHu)

124 @ Icedog,

My eyebrows, ears and nose got bigger. Lots more nose hair , ear hair and back hair.

Dick got smaller.

I attribute all of that to age.

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 28, 2012 08:28 AM (1ub38)

125 >>Yet you say the shooter is room temp?

Give us a few days of round the clock coverage and we might think of a reason.

But probably not.

Posted by: MFM at December 28, 2012 08:31 AM (SUKHu)

126 Pretty outrageous decision by Iowa.

How dare they not do everything possible to make it more convenient for foreigners to live illegally in the U.S.?

How is a foreign lawbreaker supposed to function in this country where they're living illegally if they can't even get the state to issue them official ID?

Posted by: Observer at December 28, 2012 08:31 AM (/sohm)

127 This is way late. Saw the article on the restored DeHavilland Mosquito but had to board plane right then. If you want something better than Wiki, lookup a site called the Warbird Registry. It lists every known post WWII Mosquito and what happened to it, a lot of wrecks were used to build that Kiwi one. For you Mustang and Corsair addicts, the site will feed your need.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 08:31 AM (MBZW0)

128 An attorney for Hobby Lobby Stores said Thursday that the arts and crafts chain plans to defy a federal mandate requiring it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill, despite risking potential fines of up to $1.3 million per day.

Posted by: USA at December 28, 2012 08:32 AM (RIg+t)

129 Here's a story on the NJ Police station shooting:

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/topstories/article/289149/483/3-cops-shot-at-NJ-police-station

The story says the shooter was a prisoner at the station. Which leads me to ask the question, how does a prisoner get his/her hands on a gun? And yes, I know the answer is "s/he probably grabbed one from a cop," but doesn't the crook know that it's illegal to steal firearms, let alone shoot people with them?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 08:33 AM (4df7R)

130 An attorney for Hobby Lobby Stores said Thursday that the arts and crafts chain plans to defy a federal mandate requiring it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill, despite risking potential fines of up to $1.3 million per day.
Posted by: USA at December 28, 2012 08:32 AM (RIg+t)


Good for them! I'll have to start doing more shopping at Hobby Lobby.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 08:34 AM (4df7R)

131 Mornin' morons and 'ettes.

Heading to the 'burgh and visiting my fathers brother....who has a massive gun collection....

Crossing fingers....now.

Posted by: RWC at December 28, 2012 08:35 AM (JCKmF)

132 RE: Subway platforms.

Uhmm, there is a thing called 'OHSA', and when it first came out, one of the first requirements was for raised platforms, and pits, had to be guarded with railings, barriers that would prevent people from falling.

Just a thought.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 28, 2012 08:35 AM (AwpHr)

133 If cops didn't have guns, criminals wouldn't be able to take them(the guns)from them (the cops) and get themselves (the criminals-selves) killed.

We'll be right back to discuss how many new laws we need after this message from our sponsor, "Make it Glow and Grow".

Posted by: MFM at December 28, 2012 08:35 AM (SUKHu)

134 117 Posted by: CarolT at December 28, 2012 08:23 AM (z4WKX)

Glad you're well. And I hope GHWB pulls through.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 08:37 AM (XkWWK)

135 A collection of Iowahawk zingers for you in my name.

(Twitchy link)

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 28, 2012 08:38 AM (SUKHu)

136
What's up with Chad? And how about Jeremy?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 08:38 AM (XkWWK)

137 I have always thought they should disband the TSA and hand everyone an AK or an AR when boarding a plane. except for me, I want an SKS. Blind and disabled people get grenades or RPG's.

The Judge Roy Bean "prevent murder plan" has now expanded to subways.

And cabs. If one more Paki cab driver drives all the way around the world to getr somewhere 20 blocks away and charges me out the ass I am going to need that SKS.

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 28, 2012 08:38 AM (1ub38)

138 .....and the sandwich place needs to change it's name because it's very hostile
Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 3rd day of Christmas at December 28, 2012 08:14 AM (GVxQo)



Tea. Right out my nose. Luckily it was peppermint so that's not so bad.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Do not taunt the Tebow. at December 28, 2012 08:39 AM (VtjlW)

139 Uhmm, there is a thing called 'OHSA', and when it first came out, one of the first requirements was for raised platforms, and pits, had to be guarded with railings, barriers that would prevent people from falling. Just a thought.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 28, 2012 08:35 AM (AwpHr)


The problem with that is passenger entry and exiting. If you set up guard rails you'd have to create breaks in the guard rails for passengers to pass through while boarding and disembarking from the train. Then you'd have to make sure that the trains come to a stop EXACTLY lined up with these gaps, which would require quite an investment in sensor equipment and electronic overhauls to the trains themselves, not to mention training for the operators. And you'd have to make sure that the trains stopped long enough to allow all passengers to board and disembark, which would be hampered by the narrow entry and exit points; that means longer delays between stops. And even then there'd always be the potential for someone with a grudge to come along and shove another person through one of those gaps and onto the tracks in front of a speeding train.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 08:39 AM (4df7R)

140 I won't be willingly supporting Hobby Lobby. You see I have friends who run a great mom and pop hobby shop loaded with RC cars, trains, RC airplanes, model kits, and even sci-fi and anime kits.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 08:40 AM (6B4ha)

141 129. It's very possible they didn't frisk the guy well enough. That sort of thing has happened before.

Posted by: Hatchet Five at December 28, 2012 08:41 AM (mYb+9)

142 IOTW has a series of parody maps mocking the media's map identifying the addresses of gun owners.

My favorite:
Journal News Interactive Map Naming Women Who Had Abortions

Posted by: USA at December 28, 2012 08:42 AM (RIg+t)

143 10% of cops who are shot and killed are killed with their own gun.

Posted by: occam at December 28, 2012 08:43 AM (DnR0U)

144 Oh Kami, I can see it now. Attack of the 50ft Weiner. In glorious Toho-scope.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 08:43 AM (rf20m)

145 If I am not mistaken the NYC subways, being a government entity, are exempt from OSHA.

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 08:43 AM (53z96)

146 Journal News Interactive Map Naming Women Who Had Abortions
Posted by: USA at December 28, 2012 08:42 AM (RIg+t)


*SNORT!* LOVE. IT.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 08:44 AM (4df7R)

147 I think you set up guard rails with gates which lock until a train stops. Radio controlled by subway operator.

People are behind rails and gates until train stops and subway driver pushes button. Gates open, people board.

After train is ready to go, gates (which automatically close) lock again as another button is pushed.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 28, 2012 08:45 AM (GoIUi)

148
>>> osted by: occam at December 28, 2012 08:43 AM (DnR0U)

STFU, dunce.

Posted by: Soothsayer Gotrock at December 28, 2012 08:45 AM (g5El3)

149 140 I won't be willingly supporting Hobby Lobby. You see I have friends who run a great mom and pop hobby shop loaded with RC cars, trains, RC airplanes, model kits, and even sci-fi and anime kits.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 08:40 AM (6B4ha)

We used to have so many great hobby shops in NYC and are down to maybe one or two. (*deep there-goes-my-childhood sigh*)

By the way, the old "Mozzie" is my favorite British warbird. The epitome of versatility, power and beauty for the RAF.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 08:45 AM (XkWWK)

150 Also, guard rail would need to be set back from edge of platform about 3-4 feet.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 28, 2012 08:46 AM (GoIUi)

151 alexthechick

here's a paper towel peppermint will clean out the sinuses

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 4th day of Christmas at December 28, 2012 08:46 AM (GVxQo)

152 I think you set up guard rails with gates which lock until a train stops. Radio controlled by subway operator.
People are behind rails and gates until train stops and subway driver pushes button. Gates open, people board.
After train is ready to go, gates (which automatically close) lock again as another button is pushed.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 28, 2012 08:45 AM (GoIUi)


You're asking an awful lot of the subway drivers. Don't you know they have important Tweets to send and Facebook posts to like?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 08:47 AM (4df7R)

153 @66: My wife and I took a week long vacation to Iceland and I noticed the same thing. Probably explains why I had a good impression of Icelandic folks in general.

Posted by: NR Pax at December 28, 2012 08:48 AM (1ml8s)

154 I've been riding the subways almost my entire life. You're more apt to die from boredom waiting for the damned thing to arrive than incidents like this.

It is a great parallel to the gun issue. Millions of people ride the subway every day and the people who die this way amount to maybe 4 or 5 every year, if that.

A lot of hoodlums "surf" the trains, jumping onto the small threshold of the doors and gripping the door frame. Quite a few become pureed as a result.
Cue the world's tiniest violin for that.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 08:49 AM (XkWWK)

155 How about something useful, like the Journal News Interactive Map Naming Women Who Put Out on the First Date? (could have been much cruder here, but I'm a nice guy)

Posted by: Icedog at December 28, 2012 08:51 AM (9ScGj)

156 How about something useful, like the Journal News Interactive Map Naming Women Who Put Out on the First Date? (could have been much cruder here, but I'm a nice guy)
Posted by: Icedog at December 28, 2012 08:51 AM (9ScGj)


That would actually pair up well with the "Interactive Map of People Who Are HIV Positive."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 08:52 AM (4df7R)

157 Ugh. I am unreasonably nauseous this morning. I blame the icy roads.

Someone ban icy roads, please, because they're scary.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 08:53 AM (4df7R)

158 J.J. Too many neat little shops have vanished bit that is 'progress' I guess. Except the personal service factor vanishes, you no longer care how the worker drone is doing, you know it's just a job for them.

Yeah the Mosquito is an awesome plane. Bomber, fighter, pathfinder, recon, and even ship buster. Displayed with the prototype Mosquito is a Molins cannon, think 57mm, that allowed the wooden wonder to shoot up ships just like a B-25H Mitchell.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 08:54 AM (bDqG/)

159

why are dogs born with floppy ears?

Posted by: Soothsayer Gotrock at December 28, 2012 08:54 AM (qpM85)

160
if I was a breeding genius, I would create a breed of cats with floppy ears

they'd be a huge hit

Posted by: Soothsayer Gotrock at December 28, 2012 08:55 AM (BWzj8)

161 Hah! In the Newspulse sidebar at the CNN article about the subway death, this is one of the trending headlines:

Forget the rich, fiscal cliff would hit everyone else too

NO.

SHIT.

SHERLOCK.

I'm not going to bother reading the article because I doubt it has anything useful to say.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 08:55 AM (4df7R)

162
The problem is high speed subways. We need subway cars to be pulled by horses so they can stop in time when someone is pushed off the platform by a tea party member prolly.

Posted by: Tard the Lib at December 28, 2012 08:56 AM (x9s9/)

163 if I was a breeding genius, I would create a breed of cats with floppy ears



they'd be a huge hit





Posted by: Soothsayer Gotrock at December 28, 2012 08:55 AM (BWzj


You mean like the Scottish Fold?

http://petsfunnies.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/mmkj.jpg

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 08:57 AM (53z96)

164 ban hands

Posted by: dnice at December 28, 2012 08:58 AM (0+q6m)

165 It actually looks like it is getting ready to snow here.

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 08:58 AM (53z96)

166 Zero deaths!

Posted by: California high speed rail at December 28, 2012 08:58 AM (tdaam)

167 Have fun everyone. Time to leave and head home finally from visiting relatives for Christmas. See all of you later.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 08:59 AM (bDqG/)

168 No Shit Sherlock died of sepsis. We're stuck with Slightly Irregular Sherlock now.

Posted by: Vizzini at December 28, 2012 09:00 AM (O7Q1u)

169 158 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 08:54 AM (bDqG/)

Are you a plane/train/hobby nut like me? Does your shop have a web page?

FYI - my dad's brother was one of the partners of the original Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. He was building and flying freeflight jobs until the war. Found work as a model builder for NACA until his status got changed and wound up as a gunnery trianee on B-29's and later on P-61's. Then the bomb dropped and that was that. Somehow, despite his background, I wound up the model railroad nut of the family. Go figure.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 09:01 AM (XkWWK)

170 These are two of the headlines over at Drudge right now:

Dockworkers threaten strike to shut down ports from Boston to Houston...

Unions Plan to Shut Down Mississippi River...


So I'll just take this opportunity to say, again, DISBAND AND DISMANTLE ALL UNIONS! They no longer serve any purpose whatsoever, except to badger and harass the consumer and employers.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 09:01 AM (4df7R)

171 No Shit Sherlock died of sepsis. We're stuck with Slightly Irregular Sherlock now.
Posted by: Vizzini at December 28, 2012 09:00 AM (O7Q1u)


Think he'd smarten up if we gave him some of that Activia stuff?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 09:02 AM (4df7R)

172 I don't know if it's behind the subscription firewall plus I don't do tinyurl anyway, but Kimberly Strassel has a great op-ed on lessons the Repubs should take away from what's already happened on the cliff top. Reading between the lines points out what a miserable failure that weepy fuck Boehner has been in this whole thing. I know some of you have been defending that rummy on removing some of the dissidents and, even if you're correct on what worthless piles of shit they are, the time to have done that was way in the past when it would've made a minor headline on page eleventy instead of right on the eve of "negotiations" with the JEF and the MFM catamites can go OMG LOOK AT THE DISARRAY on page one. Another sign of what a worthless puke Boehner has been is how Rove has been sucking his cock so hard in op-eds that if the tan man wasn't so blasted on Kesslers or Old Crow his balls would turn inside out.


So in addition to fucking up the "unity" of the party, the nicotine slave has also been snookered into thinking he could negotiate with the JEF. I think he still believes that the Indonesian is willing to cut a penny or two in spending which is completely ignoring every fucking thing he's ever done including submitting a couple dogshit budgets with so much fucking spending even the donks in the Senate wiped their asses with them. Give up the fantasy, you fucking dunce.


It's pretty goddamn bad that the whole fucking party is so lacking in testosterone in so many leadership positions. This compassionate conservatism that eunuch Rove promulgated is so embedded in the minds of Top Men that I don't know if it will ever be eradicated. The GOP needs to be the party of red meat, guns and Fuck You.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny 2013 return tour?) at December 28, 2012 09:03 AM (lQdHX)

173

someone already did the cats with floppy ears?

dammit

Posted by: Soothsayer Gotrock at December 28, 2012 09:03 AM (BWzj8)

174 160 if I was a breeding genius, I would create a breed of cats with floppy ears

they'd be a huge hit

Posted by: Soothsayer Gotrock at December 28, 2012 08:55 AM (BWzj


Too late. Scottish Folds and something called a PuppyKat???
see the link:

http://rareandexoticfelinereg.homestead.com/breed_PPK.html

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 09:04 AM (XkWWK)

175 You mean like the Scottish Fold?http://petsfunnies.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/mmkj.jpg
Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 08:57 AM (53z96)


Scottish Folds are freaking ADORABLE. I swear every time I see a cat featured on a Japanese TV show, it's a Scottish Fold.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 09:05 AM (4df7R)

176 I find it darkly comic that the American embassy in CAR has been evacuated due to the mounting hostility of the region, but the Benghazi faux-consulate was allowed to continue operating in the middle of a burgeoning al Qaeda stronghold on the eleventh anniversary of 9-11.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 09:08 AM (4df7R)

177 Will Mayor Bloomberg do nothing to stop the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Transportation?
Oh, the horror!! What about THE CHILDREN?!! He must HATE COPS! He must (insert your preferred twisted logic here)!!!

Posted by: Manolo at December 28, 2012 09:08 AM (aO1W9)

178 The GOP needs to be the party of red meat, guns and Fuck You.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny 2013 return tour?) at December 28, 2012 09:03 AM (lQdHX)
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Amen !

Posted by: Lurkasaurus at December 28, 2012 09:08 AM (wBtFp)

179 Scottish Folds are freaking ADORABLE. I swear every time I see a cat featured on a Japanese TV show, it's a Scottish Fold.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 09:05 AM (4df7R)



Wow. Where did they hide the tentacles in that picture then?


DIE SQUIRRELS DIE DIE DIE DIE


Ahem.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Do not taunt the Tebow. at December 28, 2012 09:09 AM (VtjlW)

180 Yeah I was surprised about the Iowa thing. Didn't think our leaders had it in them.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 28, 2012 09:11 AM (DoZD+)

181 The REAL ID Act sets the standards for state drivers' licenses and identification to prevent another 9/11, yet our federal government is encouraging states to violate the act and set up another 9/11. WTH?

Posted by: Manolo at December 28, 2012 09:12 AM (aO1W9)

182 Mayor Bloomberg should ban model trains. And Harry Potter. For the children.

And if the woman used her hands to push the man, Mayor Bloomberg should call for the immediate registration of all hands--and ban all high capacity hands-- those capable of pushing two or more people without rearming. Because lives could be saved if hands had to pull back and push again.

Posted by: USA at December 28, 2012 09:14 AM (RIg+t)

183 *spinning in chair*

I suppose everyone else is off doing fun and/or important things this morning, which is why the HQ is so quiet and slow this morning. Alas, I must amuse myself.

*starts trying to whistle "Home, Home on the Range"*

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 09:16 AM (4df7R)

184 Isn't it tie for a national conversation about mumbling women?

And semiautomatic subways with more than one car? Dude was found dead under the second car; wouldn't have happened if they had reasonable length restrictions.

It's definitely time for some union busting. I'd turn the German Shepherds and water cannons on those useless freeloaders.

Posted by: Blacksheep at December 28, 2012 09:17 AM (bS6uW)

185 >>>reasonable length restrictions

Hey now!

Posted by: Ron Jeremy at December 28, 2012 09:19 AM (O7Q1u)

186 http://is.gd/u4CW1S

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 06:54 AM (53z96)

While I agree with your sentiment about threatening public safety over the FSA, this story talks about the Feds confiscating over 11 million acres of land in that area for the fucking Spotted Owl, costing their timber industry and tax base to fall apart. Blame the Feds for this shit.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at December 28, 2012 09:19 AM (ZOf1l)

187 Here comes Feinstein's gun grab. http://tinyurl.com/d924o4b

Posted by: Jon in TX at December 28, 2012 09:19 AM (PKRPm)

188 184 Isn't it tie for a national conversation about mumbling women?...
Posted by: Blacksheep at December 28, 2012 09:17 AM (bS6uW)


Well, there goes "The View." And porn...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 09:19 AM (XkWWK)

189 Unintended Consequences: Mumbling Woman Could Not Have Pushed Man If She Was Nursing a 32 Oz. Soda.

Time to rethink the Soda ban...

Posted by: USA at December 28, 2012 09:20 AM (RIg+t)

190 Those longshoreman unions better watch their ass in Charleston. Nikki Haley is not known for being sympathetic to unions.

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 09:20 AM (53z96)

191 190 Those longshoreman unions better watch their ass in Charleston. Nikki Haley is not known for being sympathetic to unions.
Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 09:20 AM (53z96)


Sikh and destroy...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 09:21 AM (XkWWK)

192 While I agree with your sentiment about threatening
public safety over the FSA, this story talks about the Feds confiscating
over 11 million acres of land in that area for the fucking Spotted Owl,
costing their timber industry and tax base to fall apart. Blame the
Feds for this shit.


Posted by: Samuel Adams at December 28, 2012 09:19 AM (ZOf1l)

But you will notice Clinton did that. WTF did Bush do to undo the Clinton land grab?

I have a feeling that the Republicans if they ever take back the offices will leave a lot of the Obama shit in place.

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 09:23 AM (53z96)

193 There should be background checks for subway permits.

Posted by: Butters at December 28, 2012 09:25 AM (NIZHJ)

194 I have a feeling that the Republicans if they ever take back the offices will leave a lot of the Obama shit in place.


Sigh........yep.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at December 28, 2012 09:26 AM (ZOf1l)

195 40 They cut emergency services first to scare people into accepting higher taxes.

Yup. Also, note at the first sign of a Fed. shut-down, the first thing they do is start closing down national parks. Our states and counties have figured this out too. The county commissioner did that here when some sales tax was rejected by the voters. It sucks. It's dirty pool, and the media parrots whatever ridiculous excuse the administrators throw out there for the closures.
BTW, The National Park Service is the ONLY entitlement program I believe in.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 28, 2012 09:26 AM (Aitxy)

196 Morning all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 28, 2012 09:26 AM (79ueO)

197 Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 08:09 AM (53z96)

Vic, did you live here? Ed was an ice cream truck driver and somehow manage to get himself elected as a congressman. I forget how he lucked into it. I know he's a jerk. Any time I emailed or called Markey, he used to reply with the standard dem talking points.

My brother will remember. He was just up here but I didn't ask. I had no heat since last night and I tried twice to fix it. It was 58 degrees in my house this morning. I was freezing all night.

It's fixed now.

Posted by: CarolT at December 28, 2012 09:27 AM (z4WKX)

198 I have a feeling that the Republicans if they ever take back the offices will leave a lot of the Obama shit in place.

It's a ratchet that only works against freedom(s). At least until it burns.

Posted by: Vizzini at December 28, 2012 09:27 AM (O7Q1u)

199 The GOP needs to be the party of red meat, guns and Fuck You.
Posted by: Captain Hate


*Shaking in corner.....terrible, terrible sobbing*

Posted by: The Tan Man at December 28, 2012 09:27 AM (BrQrN)

200 Every time I hear the Harry Cohn funeral story, it's someone different saying "Give the people what they want." Once it was Red Skelton. This time is was Billy Wilder.

Who knows the truth?

Posted by: Al at December 28, 2012 09:28 AM (V70Uh)

201 Thank you J. J. I am fine now. I was sick on and off for a month in early 2010.
Carol

Posted by: CarolT at December 28, 2012 09:28 AM (z4WKX)

202 Drudge reporting that hotels dropping prices for America's Wake.

Posted by: USA at December 28, 2012 09:29 AM (RIg+t)

203 JJ - I'm a big Spit mk ix fan myself, but it's hard to hate the 98.

Posted by: washington nearsider at December 28, 2012 09:31 AM (fwARV)

204 DIE SQUIRRELS DIE DIE DIE DIE

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Do not taunt the Tebow. at December 28, 2012 09:09 AM (VtjlW)




I can't imagine why they plot against you....

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 09:31 AM (IvVLN)

205 I have a feeling that the Republicans if they ever take back the offices will leave a lot of the Obama shit in place.


Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 09:23 AM

Big and fascist government gives them more power and money so they have no incentive to interfere with it's exponential growth. Any candidate who proposes anything other than the beltway status quo is attacked and if they happen to make it past the primary they are interfered with by the party insiders. Their main objective is to be in charge of the pig pile when the event horizon is reached.

Posted by: Dept. of Accuracy Dept. at December 28, 2012 09:31 AM (+I8Mq)

206 I suppose everyone else is off doing fun and/or important things this morning, which is why the HQ is so quiet and slow this morning. Alas, I must amuse myself.


It's the last two work days of the year. Boss just announced he's leaving for the day at 11. Any possible motivation I had flew out the window around 8:15 a.m. yesterday. *twiddles* *stares at huge pile of filing* *spins in chair*

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Do not taunt the Tebow. at December 28, 2012 09:32 AM (VtjlW)

207 Germany is shipping it's sick elderly abroad to third world to save a few bucks.

Posted by: Butters at December 28, 2012 09:33 AM (NIZHJ)

208 Germany is shipping it's sick elderly abroad to third world to save a few bucks.


"Ah sehr gut, sehr gut."

Posted by: Barack Obama at December 28, 2012 09:35 AM (ZOf1l)

209 It's the last two work days of the year. Boss just announced he's leaving for the day at 11. Any possible motivation I had flew out the window around 8:15 a.m. yesterday.

*twiddles* *stares at huge pile of filing* *spins in chair* *turns on camera*

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Do not taunt the Tebow. at December 28, 2012 09:32 AM (VtjlW)



FIFY

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 09:35 AM (IvVLN)

210 Vic, did you live here? Ed was an ice cream truck driver and somehow
manage to get himself elected as a congressman. I forget how he lucked
into it. I know he's a jerk. Any time I emailed or called Markey, he
used to reply with the standard dem talking points.



No the closest I ever lived to MA was upstate NY. As for Markey, as I said, he is stupid as a post.

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 09:35 AM (53z96)

211 Any possible motivation I had flew out the window
around 8:15 a.m. yesterday. *twiddles* *stares at huge pile of
filing* *spins in chair*

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Do not taunt the Tebow. at December 28, 2012 09:32 AM (VtjlW)

Well... there are always the squirrels to make peace with.
*ducks, runs.

Posted by: washington nearsider at December 28, 2012 09:35 AM (fwARV)

212 I really loved the Journal News Interactive Map of Teen Girls who Leave their Window Shades Open. Loved it. Loved it.

Posted by: Chester the Molester at December 28, 2012 09:35 AM (qR+xF)

213 I had the thought that Hillary may have had a stroke and they are trying to hide it.

Posted by: Al at December 28, 2012 09:37 AM (V70Uh)

214 *twiddles* *stares at huge pile of filing* *spins in chair* *turns on camera*

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Do not taunt the Tebow. at December 28, 2012 09:32 AM (VtjlW)


FIFY
Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 09:35 AM (IvVLN)



Dude, me spinning in a chair is not that interesting. Well, at least not until the part where I try to stand up and fall flat on my face.

Posted by: alexthechick - Yay! Tennis! at December 28, 2012 09:39 AM (VtjlW)

215 *taps screen*


Hello? This thing on?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 09:40 AM (IvVLN)

216 Iowa will not be giving driver's licenses to aliens who were allowed to remain in the U.S. only through the DHS "deferred action" program that is modeled on the failed DREAM Act legislation. "State law does not allow it to issue driver's licenses or identification cards to people who are in the country illegally."

Gosh, it's almost as though Iowa can nullify federal laws that exceed its Constitutional authority.

Posted by: Phinn at December 28, 2012 09:40 AM (oFH2D)

217 213 I had the thought that Hillary may have had a stroke and they are trying to hide it.
Posted by: Al at December 28, 2012 09:37 AM (V70Uh)

Krauthammer: "We know as much about her concussion as we know about (Venezuelan president) Hugo Chavez. This is an open society, she is the secretary of state, she has disappeared,” said Krauthammer, who called the media’s handling of the Benghazi story since Sept. 11 “astonishing.”

“Everything that you hear about the Benghazi affair is not true,” said Krauthammer, pointing out a new report that revealed four State Department employees who were forced to resign over the security failures at the U.S. Consulate are actually still being paid.

“Is there anything that they’ve told us about this affair – a serious affair, four dead Americans, a sacked embassy, and the first assassination of an ambassador in 30 years – that has turned out to be so? As of now, nothing.”

Posted by: USA at December 28, 2012 09:41 AM (RIg+t)

218 Dude, me spinning in a chair is not that interesting. Well, at least not until the part where I try to stand up and fall flat on my face.

Posted by: alexthechick - Yay! Tennis! at December 28, 2012 09:39 AM



Being racktastic makes it interesting.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 09:41 AM (IvVLN)

219 I just did a filling on a real hot girl. Trouble is she is the same age as my older daughter and that kinda makes me feel like a pervert. But it still is better than doing that filling on a fat old guy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 28, 2012 09:41 AM (79ueO)

220 Hello? This thing on?

Nice jammies.

Posted by: Dept. of Accuracy Dept. at December 28, 2012 09:42 AM (+I8Mq)

221 Every time I hear the Harry Cohn funeral story, it's someone different saying "Give the people what they want." Once it was Red Skelton. This time is was Billy Wilder.Who knows the truth?
Posted by: Al at December 28, 2012 09:28 AM (V70Uh)


Al, it's one of those lines that's so good, people want to take credit for it. Not to dispute my friend J.J., but the majority - though not all - of the books I've seen the story repeated in give the credit to Skelton. I tend to think it was Skelton, because the story turns up in the Hollywood columnist James Bacon's book Hollywood Is A Four-Letter Town, and he was a good friend of Skelton's.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 28, 2012 09:42 AM (zF6Iw)

222 220 Hello? This thing on?

----------

Nice jammies.

Posted by: Dept. of Accuracy Dept. at December 28, 2012 09:42 AM (+I8Mq)




*looks down at fleece camp pants and old college baseball tshirt*


Thanks.


*starts singing I'm too sexy*

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 09:44 AM (IvVLN)

223 *tosses a handful of sunflower seads and bread crumbs on the ground outside AtC's office to draw the squirrels away from her window*

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 09:45 AM (4df7R)

224 Damn.



camp = camo

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 09:45 AM (IvVLN)

225 Stop poking me in the eye, BC.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 28, 2012 09:45 AM (SUKHu)

226 I posted something at the end of a thread the other day. I received a call from the NRCC asking for a $60 donation to help the conservatives get off to a strong 2013.
I told him that I cant' afford it because I don't know how much I'll be paying in taxes on January 1 and proceeded to go on and tell him they are republicans and not conservatives. They knew that this was coming and agreed to it in the summer of 2011 and it was their own fault and none of them are conservative.
That man would not give up. He wanted me to pledge a smaller amount and send me an envelope. I told him not to because I wasn't giving any $ to them.

No republicans should agree to any tax increase. LIB and in a few years, it will be remembered it happened when TFG was POTUS. No one remembers who the Speaker of the House was during the FDR years, do they?

Posted by: CarolT at December 28, 2012 09:45 AM (z4WKX)

227 It's the last two work days of the year. Boss just announced he's leaving for the day at 11. Any possible motivation I had flew out the window around 8:15 a.m. yesterday. *twiddles* *stares at huge pile of filing* *spins in chair*

The lab boss is out. I still have my pathologist bosses to deal with, but since there are only 16 cases, I might be able to sneak off around 1.00 or so.

*hums "A Spoonful Of Sugar* *looks at pile of paper* *decides to go for a cup of tea and imagine being Imperial Assayer of Ractastickness for Alextopia*

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 28, 2012 09:45 AM (zF6Iw)

228 *decides to go for a cup of tea and imagine being Imperial Assayer of Ractastickness for Alextopia*

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 28, 2012




Congrats. Best description for staring at big boobs I've ever heard.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 09:47 AM (IvVLN)

229
The lab boss is out. I still have my pathologist
bosses to deal with, but since there are only 16 cases, I might be able
to sneak off around 1.00 or so.



*hums "A Spoonful Of Sugar* *looks at pile of paper* *decides to go
for a cup of tea and imagine being Imperial Assayer of Ractastickness
for Alextopia*

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 28, 2012 09:45 AM (zF6Iw)

I'll be the kennel keeper. Or the pooper scooper. Anything really, I just want to be there.

Posted by: washington nearsider at December 28, 2012 09:47 AM (fwARV)

230 F'em all. They want to cut emergency services. So be it.

I love the abandoning of parks.

I shall claim those lands and incorporate them into Judge Roy Bean States.

As an Obama voter would say...."we gots that . If you don't believe, just axe me!"

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 28, 2012 09:47 AM (sGe62)

231 Tammy Bruce is giving a fond remembrance to Schwarzkopf and contrasting his honorable public life to those of Powell and Petraeus.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny 2013 return tour?) at December 28, 2012 09:48 AM (lQdHX)

232 So instapundit linked to this story (http://www.fortliberty.org/going-galt.html ) about the different methods available for Going Galt in 2013. I'm happy to say I'm already doing several of these, primarily in the areas of limiting what I buy and buying used when possible. But since I'm being so useless today, I realize that I'm also practicing a bit of the civil disobedience section:


"Get a government job, and then don't do it."


*looks around office*


*ignores emails*


Fuck it. 2012 can't die soon enough for me.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 09:48 AM (4df7R)

233 Michael Moore's bodyguard arrested at airport on gun charges:

http://tinyurl.com/d6mhpgw

Hypocrisy ... now with 80% more back fat !

Posted by: Blacksheep at December 28, 2012 09:49 AM (bS6uW)

234 Imperial Assayer of Ractastickness

It probably reveals too much of my state of mind, but I first read that as Imperial Assayer of Ractastickiness.

Posted by: Vizzini at December 28, 2012 09:49 AM (O7Q1u)

235 I've submitted my application for Apprentice Cookie Maker to the Royal Mother Cookie Baker and am waiting to hear back...

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 28, 2012 09:49 AM (SUKHu)

236 We need common sense train control. I propose a speed limit on all subway trains of 5 mph and all trains to be equipped with giant rubber bumpers.

Posted by: Evil Libertarian now with 100% more assualt weapons! at December 28, 2012 09:50 AM (AJXqn)

237 Stop poking me in the eye, BC.
Posted by: Mama AJ at December 28, 2012 09:45 AM (SUKHu)


Okay, I laughed. A LOT.

Note to self: when tapping on computer screen, tap low and in the corner to avoid poking a fellow 'ron or 'ronette in the face.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 09:50 AM (4df7R)

238 That's my private area, MWR.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 28, 2012 09:51 AM (SUKHu)

239 100 bucks for a plain ol' metal AR-15 mag at CtD.

Capitalism yay!

But F 'em.

13 bucks at Impact.

Posted by: RWC at December 28, 2012 09:51 AM (tAbil)

240 *hums "A Spoonful Of Sugar* *looks at pile of paper* *decides to go for a cup of tea and imagine being Imperial Assayer of Ractastickness for Alextopia*
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 28, 2012 09:45 AM (zF6Iw)


"Imperial Assayer," eh?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 09:51 AM (4df7R)

241 [/iThat's my private area, MWR.
Posted by: Mama AJ at December 28, 2012 09:51 AM (SUKHu) ]

Hm... better not let the 'rons hear that.

High and to the left then.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 09:52 AM (4df7R)

242 237 Stop poking me in the eye, BC.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 28, 2012 09:45 AM (SUKHu)

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

Okay, I laughed. A LOT.

Note to self: when tapping on computer screen, tap low and in the corner to avoid poking a fellow 'ron or 'ronette in the face.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 09:50 AM (4df7R)




Ooohhhhh....so she meant when I was tapping on the screen....

Well, that's a bit different than how I initially read that.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 09:54 AM (IvVLN)

243 "Get a government job, and then don't do it."

*looks around office*

*ignores emails*

How is that any different than now? (not necessarily by you)

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2012 09:54 AM (GFM2b)

244 High and to the left then.

No. . .BACK and to the left. Jeez.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 28, 2012 09:55 AM (zF6Iw)

245 100 bucks for a plain ol' metal AR-15 mag at CtD.

Fuck CtD. They are dead to me. Sucks, because I have a retail store about 15 miles away.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2012 09:57 AM (GFM2b)

246 DAMMIT.

So now I have "A Spoonful of Sugar" warring in my head with Peter's theme from Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" to determine which shall dominate the soundtract in my vacant brain for the rest of the day. The good news is that at least this means "Peter and the Wolf" has some competition. The bad news is I can only hum a few bars of either piece, and that is enough to drive a person insane on a day as slow as today.

Oh well. At least it's not still "The Age of Aquarius."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 09:57 AM (4df7R)

247 So, AtC, are we talking common brown/grey squirrels, or those eeeeeeeeevil black-furred squirrels? [denunciation on file] I tangled with the latter in my college days, and I'm convinced the furry SOBs will spring an ambush if I ever return to that area...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Lord Commander of the Ampersand Army at December 28, 2012 09:58 AM (GBXon)

248 221 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 28, 2012 09:42 AM (zF6Iw)


You calling me a liar?! I warn you; I have an unlicensed "D" Train.,,

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 09:59 AM (XkWWK)

249 The Pakistani Taliban has made a conditional ceasefire offer to the Pakistan Government which calls for an end to Pakistan’s participation in the Afghan war, the imposition of Sharia law in the country, and to avenge the embarrassing defeat of Pakistan in the 1971 War, aGEO News report said.


hey at least the taliban are negotiating unlike obama?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 28, 2012 09:59 AM (79ueO)

250 I thought you were talking about "Pour Some Sugar on Me" -- Def Leppard....Dawn used to sing that in Spanish class...mmmmmmmm.

Posted by: Mr Slate at December 28, 2012 09:59 AM (Ec6wH)

251 "Fat Ugly (fugly) Chicago teachers union scrunt is back in the news
again. What do you do when you are fired for being a shit? Sue for
racial discrimination of course. But there are no 'quotas' in firing or
hiring."

This whole case is amazing. Emmanuel is proposing to close shitty schools, most of which are in black neighborhoods. Black teachers then sue to keep said shitty schools open, on the grounds that closing said shitty schools would disproportionately affect black teachers.

So much for that "it's for the children" crap. It's "for the job" and "for the pension". The kids are just what "education" get done to, like pigs in a slaughterhouse.


Posted by: Brown Line at December 28, 2012 09:59 AM (6d08e)

252 What is it about college and squirrels?


Little friend in my gaming group started college this year, and at the rare times she is online to chat, she consistently complains about harassment by local squirrels in the parking lot.


o_O What exactly happens to squirrels in a college area?! Something in the water?

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at December 28, 2012 10:01 AM (pcaFm)

253 nood

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 10:02 AM (IvVLN)

254 MWR, here you go. This will drive out all other tunes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM89T74MPnE

No, no. Don't thank me.

Posted by: Vizzini at December 28, 2012 10:02 AM (O7Q1u)

255 @251 -- imagery courtesy of Pink Floyd's The Wall.

Just waiting for the worms to come....

Posted by: Mr Slate at December 28, 2012 10:02 AM (Ec6wH)

256 145 If I am not mistaken the NYC subways, being a government entity, are exempt from OSHA.
Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 08:43 AM (53z96)


The subway is not a workplace for passengers. And that goes for most of the employees too.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 10:03 AM (XkWWK)

257 We need to have a meaningful national discussion about America's obsession with public transportation.

Are cities really protected by the Constitution?

Posted by: eman at December 28, 2012 10:03 AM (EWsrI)

258 So, AtC, are we talking common brown/grey squirrels, or those eeeeeeeeevil black-furred squirrels? [denunciation on file] I tangled with the latter in my college days, and I'm convinced the furry SOBs will spring an ambush if I ever return to that area...

Feed them, especially in winter, and they will become your own personal horde. Almost like flying monkeys.

Posted by: rickb223 Commander 1st North Texas Squirrel Horde at December 28, 2012 10:04 AM (GFM2b)

259 207 Germany is shipping it's sick elderly abroad to third world to save a few bucks.
Posted by: Butters at December 28, 2012 09:33 AM (NIZHJ)


One way. Standing. In cattle cars. Something is ghoulish in Germany (and goulash in Hungary).

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 10:04 AM (XkWWK)

260 How is that any different than now? (not necessarily by you)
Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2012 09:54 AM (GFM2b)


This is true.

See, I'm one of those government employees who actually tries to earn my paycheck. I know, it's crazy. But I figure, the taxpayer pays my salary, so I should try to earn that salary.

The problem is that I'm surrounded by people on whom I depend to be able to do my work, and they DON'T really care about earning their salary. So it's between becoming a nag and pushing them to do their work so I can do MY work, or just sitting here and spinning in my chair and not really giving a rat's ass.

Right now, "not giving a rat's ass" is winning by a mile.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 10:04 AM (4df7R)

261 Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 09:57 AM (4df7R)


FIFY


http://tinyurl.com/d3yaq86

Posted by: RWC at December 28, 2012 10:04 AM (tAbil)

262 Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 09:45 AM (4df7R)


You may have a pallet and a blanket.


BACK and to the left. Jeez.


I was doing that in the mall about something last weekend and Mommy had no idea what I was talking about. I explained it and she eye rolled so hard I thought her eyes were going to fall out.


Posted by: alexthechick - Yay! Tennis! at December 28, 2012 10:05 AM (VtjlW)

263 #239 RWC cheaper than dirt has been dead to me since the run up to the election in 2008. Fuck them.

Posted by: Evil Libertarian now with 100% more assualt weapons! at December 28, 2012 10:05 AM (AJXqn)

264 o_O What exactly happens to squirrels in a college area?! Something in the water?
Posted by: Kinley Ardal at December 28, 2012 10:01 AM (pcaFm)


A lot of college students either deliberately feed the squirrels, or else throw away or dump lots of edible food that attracts the squirrels. They get used to humans, particularly being fed by humans, and that means they lose whatever fear they may have otherwise had.

That was the case when I was at UNH. Some of those squirrels were the size of a small dog, I swear.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 10:06 AM (4df7R)

265 Squirrels are omnivores and loves them some baby birds for lunch.

Posted by: eman at December 28, 2012 10:08 AM (EWsrI)

266 A Spoonful of Sugar.

Pour Some Sugar On Me


How about Sugar, Sugar?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9nE2spOw_o

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 28, 2012 10:09 AM (zF6Iw)

267 203 JJ - I'm a big Spit mk ix fan myself, but it's hard to hate the 98.
Posted by: washington nearsider at December 28, 2012 09:31 AM (fwARV)

I also loved the Westland Whirlwind, though it had a lot of teething troubles and never quite up to snuff. Looked pretty menacing though.

Saw a drawing of a proposed Vickers long-range bomber - a 12-engine canard. What a beastie that would've been.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 10:09 AM (XkWWK)

268 Clearly squirrels are a more dire threat than previously thought.


I think we need a ban on high-capacity squirrels. >_>

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at December 28, 2012 10:10 AM (pcaFm)

269 Feed them, especially in winter, and they will become your own personal horde.

My contact with the population in question may have involved snowballs. There was lingering evidence of hard feelings for the remainder of my time there.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Lord Commander of the Ampersand Army at December 28, 2012 10:10 AM (GBXon)

270 See, I'm one of those government employees who
actually tries to earn my paycheck. I know, it's crazy. But I figure,
the taxpayer pays my salary, so I should try to earn that salary.



The problem is that I'm surrounded by people on whom I depend to be
able to do my work, and they DON'T really care about earning their
salary. So it's between becoming a nag and pushing them to do their work
so I can do MY work, or just sitting here and spinning in my chair and
not really giving a rat's ass.



Right now, "not giving a rat's ass" is winning by a mile.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 10:04 AM (4df7R)

I work in an IG office. You'd think things would be different here. Three employees - with over 50 years of 'service' among them - come in every morning, open solitaire and play til they go home.

I need them to do things to I can keep doing my job.

They don't. I can't.

Posted by: washington nearsider at December 28, 2012 10:10 AM (fwARV)

271 On Thursday, Cornel West shared his thoughts about the Sandy Hook massacre on Tavis Smiley's radio show. West expressed frustration over the media's willingness to demand gun control when violence occurs in suburban havens like Newtown, but largely ignore minority victims in urban areas.
“We can’t just shed tears for those on the vanilla side of town,” West said. "But it’s a good thing that we now have a discussion on gun control. We need one on drone control. Not a peep, not a mumbling word when black folk get shot,” West added. “But now, Newtown, Connecticut, vanilla side — low and behold we got a major conversation. That’s wonderful. Each life is precious, but it just upsets me when we’re so deferential.”


racists have such a way with words

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 28, 2012 10:10 AM (79ueO)

272 266 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 28, 2012 10:09 AM (zF6Iw)


"Sugar Shack" Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 10:10 AM (XkWWK)

273 Another subway death?

You got a problem my friend.

Right here in New York City.

With a capital "S" that rhymes with "DEATH"

That stand for Subways.

The solution is Monorail! [Monorail!!]

What's it called?

Monorail!

That's right, Monorail!

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 28, 2012 10:10 AM (BAS5M)

274 I ask my wife what we are doing on New Year's Eve and she told everyone is coming to our house? Shit I guess I have to stay up this year?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 28, 2012 10:11 AM (79ueO)

275 Sorry, Mom, the mob has spoken!!!

Posted by: Epitaph for 2012 at December 28, 2012 10:12 AM (Ec6wH)

276 Squirrel!!!!

Posted by: A dog at December 28, 2012 10:12 AM (EWsrI)

277 Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 28, 2012 10:10 AM (79ueO)


With the exception of the gun control "discussion" he's right. His people and liberals BIRM never care about black children unless there is a racial component to exploit.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at December 28, 2012 10:13 AM (ZOf1l)

278 Music trivia - what do The Archies' Sugar, Sugar, Edison Lighthouse's Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) and White Plains'My Baby Loves Lovin' have in common?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 28, 2012 10:14 AM (zF6Iw)

279 Last purchase from CtD was Hornady CD 9mm last year. Was a good price if I remember correctly.

But yeah, dead to me as well.

Posted by: RWC at December 28, 2012 10:14 AM (tAbil)

280 O/T: Mass-Shooting At Police Station
Suspect is currently assuming room temp.
http://tiny-url.org/k4f5Lglz

Posted by: rickb223 Commander 1st North Texas Squirrel Horde at December 28, 2012 10:15 AM (GFM2b)

281 OK, J.J. I'll raise you -

Sugar Walls Sheena Easton

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 28, 2012 10:16 AM (zF6Iw)

282 Music trivia - what do The Archies' Sugar, Sugar, Edison Lighthouse's Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) and White Plains'My Baby Loves Lovin' have in common?

Plagerism?

Posted by: rickb223 Commander 1st North Texas Squirrel Horde at December 28, 2012 10:16 AM (GFM2b)

283 "Music trivia - what do The Archies' Sugar, Sugar, Edison Lighthouse's Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) and White Plains'My Baby Loves Lovin' have in common?"

They all suck.

Posted by: Brown Line at December 28, 2012 10:18 AM (6d08e)

284
Music trivia - what do The Archies' Sugar, Sugar, Edison Lighthouse's Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) and White Plains'My Baby Loves Lovin' have in common?


Songs that The Monkees refused to sing?

Posted by: Samuel Adams at December 28, 2012 10:20 AM (ZOf1l)

285 "I work in an IG office. You'd think things would be different here.
Three employees - with over 50 years of 'service' among them - come in
every morning, open solitaire and play til they go home."

In the 70s, I had some summer jobs in government offices: Social Security, Cook County Public Aid, and the Post Office. The key lesson I drew from that: *never* work for the government if you want to keep a particle of self-respect.


Posted by: Brown Line at December 28, 2012 10:22 AM (6d08e)

286 The key lesson I drew from that: *never* work for the government if you want to keep a particle of self-respect.




Posted by: Brown Line at December 28, 2012 10:22 AM (6d08e).
I'm so torn on this. As a conservative, I recognize that 60% of the people in my building could be fired and no one in the world would even notice. As an individual determined to do the best I can for me and my family, I know that right now, that's a government job. I work hard, I try to earn my taxpayer-funded salary, but I still know I could be fired and it wouldn't impact anything.

I feel like a hypocrite if I ever get too deep in the weeds about it.

Posted by: washington nearsider at December 28, 2012 10:24 AM (fwARV)

287 All three songs were bubblegum pop written for studio groups. All three had Andy "Rock Me Gently" Kim as lead singer.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 28, 2012 10:28 AM (zF6Iw)

288 Here's a version of Sugar, Sugar by the Semisonics with Mary Lou Lord, who, in the words ofCourtney Love, "gave Kurt a blowjob and made a career off it.":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLfkOh-yCT0

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 28, 2012 10:32 AM (zF6Iw)

289 With the exception of the gun control "discussion"
he's right. His people and liberals BIRM never care about black children
unless there is a racial component to exploit.


Posted by: Samuel Adams at December 28, 2012 10:13 AM (ZOf1l)


Exactly. If Tavis Smiley wasn't such a flatlining clueless dumbass, he'd realize that Co'nell is inadvertently shoving a machine gun so far up the JEF's ass that it goes further than Reggie Love territory.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny 2013 return tour?) at December 28, 2012 10:36 AM (lQdHX)

290 287 All three songs were bubblegum pop written for studio groups. All three had Andy "Rock Me Gently" Kim as lead singer.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 28, 2012 10:28 AM (zF6Iw)

You just took me back to 1976. I'm boogieing to that tune with a chick who had on tight Faded Glory's, cork heels and a tube top that could barely contain some very natural and large breasteses...

Ugh! Sigh...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 10:37 AM (XkWWK)

291 281 OK, J.J. I'll raise you -

Sugar Walls Sheena Easton
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 28, 2012 10:16 AM (zF6Iw)


"Sugaree" and "Sugar Magnolia" from the Grateful Dead.

Not a big fan of theirs. They're like the Special Olympics of rock and roll. Takes them 10 times as long but it means so much more...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 10:38 AM (XkWWK)

292 T Rex anyone?
Now there was a teeny bopper band back in the day.

I like them because Obama most likely hates them.

They were white and not muslim.

I rest my case.

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 28, 2012 10:39 AM (sGe62)

293 Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 28, 2012 10:39 AM (sGe62)

"Jeepster." "Bang a Gong, Get It On" is in my ever-shifting Top 10 of all time faces.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 10:41 AM (XkWWK)

294 New thread is up.

Too bad. This was one of the better morning threads.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 10:41 AM (XkWWK)

295 LAST!!!!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 10:47 AM (XkWWK)

296 Whatever you may think of the Republican Party, it is not (as the MSM would have you believe) controlled by “Birthers” and other kooks, and the GOP is not pursuing any kind of extremist agenda. It is actually the Democrats who embraced a dangerous anarchist fringe movement, “Occupy Wall Street,” and in fact it is Democrats who are even now pursuing the radical OWS agenda against “the 1%”: Taxes must be increased on “the rich,” Democrats keep telling us, and they are willing to take us over the “fiscal cliff” if they don’t get their way.

Posted by: PeeWee Herman at December 28, 2012 10:58 AM (e8kgV)

297 "For the second time in a month, a man has been shoved to his death in front of a train"

Why, it's almost like these Homeless Americans might just be criminals or something. Ah well, who can blame them after the years of discrimination and cruelty?


Posted by: PJ at December 28, 2012 11:32 AM (ZWaLo)

298 202: "America's Wake." I love it. That's how I'll refer to it from now on.

Posted by: Manolo at December 28, 2012 12:05 PM (0Tt2x)

299 Is this heaven? No, it's Iowa.
Of course the prior, despicable jackwagon who held the governor's office [now the sec of ag] tried to turn the state into an 'immigration enterprise zone' whatever the heck that is. Luckily, his idiot wife just lost District 3? 4?, they redistricted so I can't remember, to my favorite congressman, the Right Outrageous Steve King, God bless him. She tried to debate the guy. HaHA!! Have you evercaught Congressman King on CSpan having at it with no notes and not a teleprompter in sight? He can go on for hours and make sense the entire time.

Posted by: Mazzuchelli at December 28, 2012 01:40 PM (zAZNI)

300
Bing is a treat to see every day - their photos get better all the time.

Meanwhile Google treats us to an aging hippy's crayolastylingsof whatever causehas captured his tinylittle attention today,which excludesallthe ones that are traditional and relevant to our country and society, of course.

And how longmust we weight untilSean Pennflounces his profligate artism before us by creating some visually stuntingseens for Google?

Posted by: sherlock at December 28, 2012 03:14 PM (f29LO)

301 Ban raving lunatics and street people!!! (BIRM)
Sorry, been out of town since Christmas and just catching up on my Moron reading...all of these deaths caused by lunatics pushing people in front of trains...
We need a petition to ban lunatics.

Posted by: Uncle Jefe at December 31, 2012 01:49 PM (PL2Yo)






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