Overnight Open Thread (28 Dec 2012)

Thank God it's Friday. Time to enjoy the weekend. So git yer drink of choice and let's get the ONT started.

OMG, someone Turned In Two Rocket Launchers for cash earlier this week in the Los Angeles gun buyback program. Funny thing is, those are empty, used launchers that are nothing more than nice souvenirs. They did publish an update after realizing how ridiculous it was to make it sound like folks are turning in live, ready to fire rocket launchers although they still try to make it sound like they could still be dangerous if only they were loaded with projectiles. These are fire and forget weapons. Once the weapon has been fired, they're discarded. They can't be reloaded.

Oh, BTW, you can Buy One if you want to.

Nature's Camouflage

Figured I'd change it up and instead of find the cat, Find The Giraffe, A Willow Ptarmigan, A Wolf, A Spectacled Caiman, An African Pika And More.

The Hobbit/Lord Of The Rings Metal Remix

Spiderman

So evidently Peter Parker will no longer be Spiderman and they've already tabbed who replaces him. I think I'd rather have Mary Jane take over based on these pictures.

Weapons

Just another reminder that evil deeds do not require guns. Tea Workers Burn Boss To Death.

On Wednesday, around 700 workers armed with bows and poison-tipped arrows surrounded the house and set it on fire, trapping the couple.

I wonder if longbows were used?

Enterprise vs Enterprise

So which is better? The Starship Enterprise Or The USS Enterprise (CVN 65/80)?

Crazy Lawsuits

Teh stoopid. It burns. America's 9 Craziest Lawsuits of 2012.

5. The frat brother injured by a rocket fired from a fellow brother's anus
A West Virginia college student is suing his fraternity, alleging that he fell off a deck when a drunken frat brother fired a bottle rocket out of his own anus. Louis Helmburg III alleges that Travis Hughes's bottle-rocket stunt so startled him that he jumped back and fell. "Firing bottle rockets out of one's anus," the lawsuit states, "constitutes an 'ultrahazardous' activity."

Yeah, being drunk had nothing to do with it I'm sure.

2012 US Army Photos

Some really great shots in the Best US Army Photos Of 2012. Alas, somehow SCOAMF friggin' made it into 2 pictures. Go figure.

Scientific Research

The 12 Dumbest Uses Of Research Dollars In 2012. I'm sure this is just the tip.

2. We all want to date a hottie-Both men and women unconsciously desire a sexually attractive partner, a study released in January found....and I thought Helen Thomas had a long line of suitors and Mila Kunis was lonely....who knew?

Doggeh Video

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Comments

1 Second?

Posted by: Ezra's Equal at December 28, 2012 09:39 PM (wTcJW)

2 the president is a scoamf

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 4th day of Christmas at December 28, 2012 09:39 PM (GVxQo)

3 Damn..missed it by this much

Posted by: Ezra's Equal at December 28, 2012 09:39 PM (wTcJW)

4 Scotch!

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 28, 2012 09:39 PM (zOP5o)

5 cvn 65 is better

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 4th day of Christmas at December 28, 2012 09:40 PM (GVxQo)

6 Yo Morons

Posted by: fluffy at December 28, 2012 09:42 PM (z9HTb)

7 These are fire and forget weapons. Once the weapon has been fired, they're discarded. They can't be reloaded.>>

Well hey aren't reloded with the same rocket but the Viet cong would make booby traps from them since they were lying around on the jungle floor. They are the right size o keep the spoon in place on a grenade. They would load them with several grenades and hook a tripwire across the path that made he tube go from horizontal to vertical and boom.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 28, 2012 09:43 PM (Y6HTt)

8 it was tough hunting that snipe.

Posted by: aaaaaaa at December 28, 2012 09:43 PM (h1YQz)

9

Posted by: PaleRider at December 28, 2012 09:44 PM (dkExz)

10 Spiderchick looks like lady GaGa.

Having spent two weks on the Big E, I can tell you that it is much better than a small model on fishing line and a hollywood sound studio.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 09:44 PM (l86i3)

11 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 28, 2012 09:44 PM (JMmQ9)

12 So which is better? The Starship Enterprise Or The USS Enterprise (CVN 65/80)?

The one that can strike from orbit.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 28, 2012 09:45 PM (QupBk)

13 That damn tree is looking at me!

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at December 28, 2012 09:45 PM (79AXR)

14 9
Posted by: PaleRider at December 28, 2012 09:44 PM (dkExz)


Dude, thinkin the same thing.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 09:45 PM (l86i3)

15 that spidy chick in body paint?


Posted by: Moron #3 at December 28, 2012 09:46 PM (jfSqj)

16 Pug!

Posted by: Zakn at December 28, 2012 09:46 PM (zyaZ1)

17 Senate Approves Warrantless Phone Tapping for Next Five Years.

“The bill now goes to Obama for his signature, which it wil almost
surely get—he’s a vocal supporter of the legislation. Domestic spying
will be a reality for the rest of his administration, and beyond.”



Posted by: steevy at December 28, 2012 09:46 PM (9XBK2)

18 Pug!
Posted by: Zakn at December 28, 2012 09:46 PM (zyaZ1)

I have a puggle, Pricess Lily of Hampstead.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 09:47 PM (l86i3)

19 Finally, respite from the kitten videos. Thank you, CDM R.

Posted by: L, elle at December 28, 2012 09:47 PM (0PiQ4)

20 So which is better? The Starship Enterprise Or The USS Enterprise (CVN 65/80)?


Did the CVN carriers have yeomans in miniskirts?

I rest my case

Posted by: Capt. James T Kirk at December 28, 2012 09:47 PM (wwsoB)

21 7 crap I get in a hurry to post and random letters magically disappear.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 28, 2012 09:47 PM (Y6HTt)

22 Did the CVN carriers have yeomans in miniskirts?

I rest my case
Posted by: Capt. James T Kirk at December 28, 2012 09:47 PM (wwsoB)

Only on dance night.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 09:48 PM (l86i3)

23 OMG this IS one of those , hold my beer' moments!

bottle-rocket stunt so startled him that he jumped back and fell. "Firing bottle rockets out of one's anus," the lawsuit states, "constitutes an 'ultrahazardous' activity."

srsly guys what's wrong with you!

Posted by: ette at December 28, 2012 09:49 PM (nqBYe)

24 Speaking of bottle rockets being fired out of anuses, I just stumbled across the first Jackass movie.

Can someone explain to me why I love Johnny Knoxville but would pay a month's salary to repeatedly smash Bam Margera's face in with a sock full of nickels?

Posted by: nightwitch at December 28, 2012 09:49 PM (FNJYG)

25 Can anyone here tell me where to find the nuclear wessels ?

Posted by: Pavel Chekov at December 28, 2012 09:49 PM (wwsoB)

26 Has anyone here been on prednisone? My doctor wrote me a scrip for it today for my back pain. I nearly crapped by undies when the gal at the pharmacy told me they didn't have enough pills for the scrip. She said the scrip called for 6 pills a days for 12 days, 5 pills for 12 days, 4 pills for 12 day etc. Does that seem excessive? The pills are 5 ml each.

Posted by: jewells45 at December 28, 2012 09:49 PM (u25eL)

27 Did the CVN carriers have yeomans in miniskirts?

I rest my case


Posted by: Capt. James T Kirk at December 28, 2012 09:47 PM (wwsoB)

Well maybe by the time CVN-80 rolls out in 2025, it'll be like Starship Troopers with open bay and showers for all.

Posted by: CDR M at December 28, 2012 09:49 PM (dKV5k)

28
Cops got suckered on those rocket launchers--look at the YELLOW band--they're TRAINING DEVICES.

IIRC, they will fire a 9mm blank. But no way can you use them with any projectile.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 28, 2012 09:49 PM (SAMxH)

29 ooh i see the owl

Posted by: ette at December 28, 2012 09:49 PM (nqBYe)

30 Hey, we should have an ONT where everyones pet photos are collected and shown. It would be fun.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 09:50 PM (l86i3)

31 I suspect those boys were just lighting farts and got carried away.



All of which is disgusting and proof positive why men should not be allowed to live in groups without women around to knock them upside the head when they need it.

Posted by: tcn at December 28, 2012 09:50 PM (VLG62)

32 I disagree with one of the bad lawsuit entries. A patient had an erection that lasted for several hours. The guy went to a hospital for medical attention. Instead of administering treatment, the staff watched baseball. Now he has permanent damage. That seems like a reasonable complaint to me.

Posted by: bonhomme at December 28, 2012 09:50 PM (euCMg)

33 I killed a scorpion in my house the other day....anyone else got scorpions in their house?

Posted by: BignJames at December 28, 2012 09:51 PM (HtUkt)

34 bottle-rocket stunt so startled him that he jumped back and fell.
"Firing bottle rockets out of one's anus," the lawsuit states,
"constitutes an 'ultrahazardous' activity."



srsly guys what's wrong with you!



Always use an empty coke bottle as an anus liner.

Posted by: fluffy at December 28, 2012 09:51 PM (z9HTb)

35 my favorite thing on the internets is the subreddit /r/pugs

Posted by: Zakn at December 28, 2012 09:51 PM (zyaZ1)

36 so, at what point does CNN report that twenty used, inert bullet launcher cases were turned in?

Posted by: VIA, on the tiny keyboard at December 28, 2012 09:51 PM (6NnOY)

37 I wonder if the deep thinking navel gazers at at the LA Slimes are looking into weather the gun buybacks are a handy way for thugs to get rid of the evidence


Posted by: kbdabear at December 28, 2012 09:51 PM (wwsoB)

38 All of which is disgusting and proof positive why men should not be allowed to live in groups without women around to knock them upside the head when they need it.

Posted by: tcn at December 28, 2012 09:50 PM (VLG62)

i know right?

Posted by: ette at December 28, 2012 09:51 PM (nqBYe)

39 27 Indeed,I read that it will be built without urinals.Seriously.

Posted by: steevy at December 28, 2012 09:51 PM (9XBK2)

40 Which would win:

A Constitution-class USS Enterprise from Star Trek, or:
A Nike-class battlecruiser from the Honorverse?

My money's on the Nike, because the Constitution-class would never get within energy range of the Nike . . .

Posted by: filbert at December 28, 2012 09:51 PM (NaNKB)

41 oh fluffy that was so wrong.

Posted by: ette at December 28, 2012 09:52 PM (nqBYe)

42 Close italics.
I denounce myself. Into the barrel.

Posted by: filbert at December 28, 2012 09:52 PM (NaNKB)

43

Public Service Announcement (or any sufferers of Asperger's, dyslexia, or similar):

The Giraffe, A Willow Ptarmigan, A Wolf, A Spectacled Caiman, An African Pika And More are not all in the same picture.




... The More You Know

Posted by: Arbalest at December 28, 2012 09:52 PM (7tmA9)

44 My money's on the Nike, because the Constitution-class would never get within energy range of the Nike . . .
Posted by: filbert at December 28, 2012 09:51 PM (NaNKB)


Thank you Sheldon.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 09:52 PM (l86i3)

45 She said the scrip called for 6 pills a days for 12 days, 5 pills for 12
days, 4 pills for 12 day etc. Does that seem excessive? The pills are 5
ml each.>>

I've had it for asthma but the total course was less than 2 weeks. It was 6 the first 2 days though and decreasing over the full course.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 28, 2012 09:53 PM (Y6HTt)

46 33
I killed a scorpion in my house the other day....anyone else got scorpions in their house?

Posted by: BignJames at December 28, 2012 09:51 PM (HtUkt)

On CD.

Posted by: CDR M at December 28, 2012 09:53 PM (dKV5k)

47 26
Has anyone here been on prednisone? My doctor wrote me a scrip for it
today for my back pain. I nearly crapped by undies when the gal at the
pharmacy told me they didn't have enough pills for the scrip. She said
the scrip called for 6 pills a days for 12 days, 5 pills for 12 days, 4
pills for 12 day etc. Does that seem excessive? The pills are 5 ml each.

Posted by: jewells45 at December 28, 2012 09:49 PM (u25eL)

This is why you need to discuss all of this with your doc. He should have written you a scrip for a dosepak, which includes somewhat less meds but a serious early hard hit and then taper off. Your scrip sounds like about 12 times that dose, and it will cause all kinds of nasty to occur, like you won't crap for a month but you will retain water like the Hoover Dam. Next time ask the doc if he/she has taken that dose before and how he handled the side effects. Honestly.

Talk the to pharmacist and see if it should be somewhat adjusted toward reality.

Posted by: tcn at December 28, 2012 09:53 PM (VLG62)

48 39 Actually the one currently under construction will have no urinals.We'll see if that policy lasts.

Posted by: steevy at December 28, 2012 09:53 PM (9XBK2)

49 Posted by: fluffy at December 28, 2012 09:51 PM (z9HTb)
How about a 1/4 inch copper pipe, well-buffed to remove all the burrs and sharp edges?

TMI . . .

Posted by: filbert at December 28, 2012 09:54 PM (NaNKB)

50 predinizone yes you have to wean off

Posted by: ette at December 28, 2012 09:54 PM (nqBYe)

51 Aloha!

Posted by: cthulhu at December 28, 2012 09:54 PM (kaalw)

52 BignJames

Most scorpions aren't really deadly poisonous. Been stung, more than once.

Posted by: L, elle at December 28, 2012 09:54 PM (0PiQ4)

53 oh fluffy that was so wrong.


Pepsi?

Posted by: fluffy at December 28, 2012 09:54 PM (z9HTb)

54 Can anyone here tell me where to find the nuclear wessels ?
Posted by: Pavel Chekov at December 28, 2012 09:49 PM (wwsoB)
-----------------
"Um I think in Alameda?" - some confused California chick

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 09:55 PM (aq/Mf)

55 Aloha!
I dunno. You may want to re-think that, the way this ONT has started . . .

Posted by: filbert at December 28, 2012 09:55 PM (NaNKB)

56 I killed a scorpion in my house the other day....anyone else got scorpions in their house?



Posted by: BignJames at December 28, 2012 09:51 PM (HtUkt)


Nope. Just box elder bugs, every damned place. Little fuckers get into everything. They don't cause any harm, but the are just everywhere.

Posted by: tcn at December 28, 2012 09:56 PM (VLG62)

57 39 Actually the one currently under construction will have no urinals.We'll see if that policy lasts.
Posted by: steevy at December 28, 2012 09:53 PM (9XBK2)


No shit, they'll need a new rating, Toilet seat wiper. There will be a little toilet seat under the crow.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 09:56 PM (l86i3)

58 Most scorpions aren't really deadly poisonous. Been stung, more than once.

Posted by: L, elle at December 28, 2012 09:54 PM (0PiQ4)

This one was only about 1/8" long....had to get a magnifying glass to see it clearly...first one I've ever seen.

Posted by: BignJames at December 28, 2012 09:57 PM (HtUkt)

59 So one of the people injured shooting bottle rockets out of their asses was Louis Helmberg III. I would venture to say, the Helmbergs are to WV what the Kennedys are to Mass.

Posted by: Jim Lahey at December 28, 2012 09:57 PM (Zd/NW)

60 Fluffy, I'm concerned about you just now.

Posted by: tcn at December 28, 2012 09:57 PM (VLG62)

61 Any of you know who the old man was on the JFK 69-69 Med cruise? We got buzzed by MIGS and he ran up large yellow flag with black hand in center middle finger extended. Heh.

Posted by: Old Glazier at December 28, 2012 09:57 PM (YGHl3)

62 @26

Are you sure it's prednisone because that's a fuckton of it.

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 28, 2012 09:57 PM (zOP5o)

63 This assumption that firing bottle rockets from one's anus and falling backwards off of decks in shock must necessarily involve drunkenness, is offensive and probably somehow racist.

I'm calling my Senator, Diane Feinstein, in the morning, to get this sort of assumption banned. I'm sure she'll have my back on this one. It's how she rolls.

Posted by: Splunge at December 28, 2012 09:57 PM (2IW5Q)

64 What is the preoccupation of frat boys with assholes? Oh, wait, didn't mean to repeat myself there.

Posted by: tcn at December 28, 2012 09:58 PM (VLG62)

65 The Starship Enterprise is also a lot easier to steal;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k9Ukm9LaWg

Posted by: Capt. James T Kirk at December 28, 2012 09:58 PM (wwsoB)

66 So one of the people injured shooting bottle rockets out of their asses was Louis Helmberg III. I would venture to say, the Helmbergs are to WV what the Kennedys are to Mass.
Posted by: Jim Lahey at December 28, 2012 09:57 PM (Zd/NW)

Perpetually drunk, murdering criminals?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 09:58 PM (l86i3)

67 >bottle-rocket stunt so startled him that he jumped back and fell.


WAIT

So, a guy drops trou and shoves a bottle rocket up his ass and asks somebody for a light. Up to this point, everything's normal. Happens all the time. Kids, amirite?

Then he lit it- and THAT'S when the guy was startled?!??

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 28, 2012 09:58 PM (8sCoq)

68 Actually the one currently under construction will have no urinals.We'll see if that policy lasts.
Posted by: steevy at December 28, 2012 09:53 PM (9XBK2)



They don't piss over the side like everybody else?


Do you get in trouble for pissing off ther fantail in the USN?

Posted by: Moron #3 at December 28, 2012 09:59 PM (jfSqj)

69 Well.. I am thinking the pharmecist read the scrip wrong. What I have read is 6 pills the first days, 5 the next and so on is normal. I don't think the doc wrote it wrong, I think she filled it wrong, but now I don't know what to do. Should I go ahead and do the 6 tomorrow, then the 5 and so forth? I just don't think my doctor would have put me on such an agressive dosage. He's always been very conservative with my meds.

Posted by: jewells45 at December 28, 2012 09:59 PM (u25eL)

70 Prednisone is an antiflammatory, correct, with steroid power? Jewell, what's wrong with your back?

Posted by: L, elle at December 28, 2012 09:59 PM (0PiQ4)

71 Greetings!

Like the kitchen doggeh. Our puppeh, who is about 4 mos old now, is already able to put her paws on the kitchen counter. Needless to say, this is not a behavior we tolerate.

Great day today. Mr Y-not has the week off. We've been snowed in for a couple of days so today we ventured up to Salt Lake City to hit the Sundance Outlet store (which is bitchin', ladies) and try a new restaurant for lunch. Tomorrow I'm taking him out for a mystery date as part of his Christmas.

Posted by: Y-not at December 28, 2012 09:59 PM (5H6zj)

72 What sucks is when the stick is in to deep and the rocket just sits there and burns the hair off you nut sack. So I've heard.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 10:00 PM (l86i3)

73 Asshole rocket launching isn't that big a leap from fart lighting.

Posted by: steevy at December 28, 2012 10:00 PM (9XBK2)

74 Hi guys, owls are just creepy!

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 28, 2012 10:00 PM (adaoe)

75 I've had it for asthma but the total course was less than 2 weeks. It was 6 the first 2 days though and decreasing over the full course.
Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 28, 2012 09:53 PM


Ditto, Buzzsaw.

They whack you with a big dose up front then ramp it down to wean you off.

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 28, 2012 10:00 PM (JMmQ9)

76 The true measure of friendship is when you'll light a bottle rocket sticking out of your buddy's ass.

Am I right, guys?

Posted by: filbert at December 28, 2012 10:00 PM (NaNKB)

77 Jewells, call the doc's overnight line and talk to the nurse. She should be able to clear this up. Your pharmacist should have seen that as a red flag, and if he didn't, then you need to remind him to look up the damned dosages once in a blue moon. Either way, don't take that much tonight. Straighten it out first.

Posted by: tcn at December 28, 2012 10:00 PM (VLG62)

78 That Spidy-chick is in body paint, I'm repeating myself


but that is a bodypaint leg cross she has, there is a Patent Pending on the body paint leg cross


Posted by: Moron #3 at December 28, 2012 10:00 PM (jfSqj)

79 This talk of USS Enterprise[CVN-65] reminded me of something I saw Thursday. Yesterday heading to Philadelphia's airport, drove past the Philadelphia Naval Yard. I spied two very dispirited Forrest Sherman class DDs tied together and then 4 Oliver Hazard Perry FFGs in much better shape also tied together as a group. Plus two LSDs and other ships in the basin. Just looking at those ships, that is more striking power than most countries possess now. And they are all destined for the scrap yard.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 10:01 PM (aq/Mf)

80 Most scorpions aren't really deadly poisonous. Been stung, more than once.

----

Yeah, but they get extra points for being freaky-looking. I used to live in a house with a terrible scorpion problem. I still get a cold sweat thinking about the time I went to pick up a wet towel off the bedroom floor (left there overnight because 15 year olds are not fastidious creatures) and found a whole host of pissed-off scorpions, a few big ones and what looked like half a dozen babies. Those stupid things like nothing better than to hide under wet towels, and I was terrible about picking them up. I used to use an umbrella or a golf club to pick up towels after that.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at December 28, 2012 10:01 PM (b+8h9)

81 what would your mothers say!

Posted by: ette at December 28, 2012 10:01 PM (nqBYe)

82

Q: Whats green and smells like bacon?

A: Kermit the Frog's finger!






Posted by: AmericanDawg at December 28, 2012 10:01 PM (rBK2Z)

83 Fluffy, I'm concerned about you just now.


I appreciate that.


One thing you can cross off your list: Gunpowder burns in rectum

Posted by: fluffy at December 28, 2012 10:02 PM (z9HTb)

84 CV-6 out bad-asses both of its successors.

Posted by: Zipo Bibrok 5x10^8 at December 28, 2012 10:02 PM (wf+DP)

85 So, did the Great and Powerful Mullah Obama accomplish anything re: the fiscal cliff? Are we hitting taxmageddon? Are we kicking the can down the road? Or... are we going to talk about how evil gun owners are?

Posted by: shibumi at December 28, 2012 10:02 PM (z63Tr)

86
what would your mothers say!


Um.

"Ewww!!!"?

Posted by: filbert at December 28, 2012 10:02 PM (NaNKB)

87 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 10:01 PM (aq/Mf)

Just the fact that you knew what all of those where, makes you a woman of substance beyond the average.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 10:02 PM (l86i3)

88 @69

Before you start taking anything talk to your doctor and clarify the dose,

That's a metric shit ton of prednisone to be on for simple back pain.

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 28, 2012 10:03 PM (zOP5o)

89 I'm watching the rerun of the World Junior Hockey Championship game between the U.S. and Russia (tournament's in Russia; games are on the NHL Network). The color guy just referred to the Russian coach as "the Soviet coach". Old habits die hard, I guess.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at December 28, 2012 10:03 PM (ardkc)

90 filbert, and some.

Posted by: ette at December 28, 2012 10:03 PM (nqBYe)

91 Jewells, you should call your Doctor. I've had predinsone tapers for sinus infection/swelling. They certainly don't go for 12 days before stepping down, maybe 2 or 3 and I think mine stepped down more steeply than from 6 to 5 but different condition and all.

Posted by: PaleRider at December 28, 2012 10:03 PM (dkExz)

92

" ... he jumped back and fell."


Perhaps Louis Helmberg III. is to WV as Kato Kaelin is to Brentwood.

Posted by: Reginald van Heusen, Cork Master at December 28, 2012 10:03 PM (7tmA9)

93 As if we haven't had enough news about assholes and burnout from Washington DC this past four years or so, now we have to bring in the frat boys?


At least the frat boys should be able to find transplant material to replace what they burnt off.

Posted by: tcn at December 28, 2012 10:04 PM (VLG62)

94 You know, if you shoot a bottle rocket out of your ass it could put somebody's eye out

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 28, 2012 10:04 PM (8sCoq)

95 Looking back on it, I'm surprised nobody in my fraternity died given the amount of insanely stupid and dangerous things we did while drunk. Good times.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 28, 2012 10:04 PM (HDgX3)

96 I'm tired, I'm yawning, later rons.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 10:05 PM (l86i3)

97 Re: Hidden animals.

The photographer, Mr. Wolfe, is *terrible* at camouflage! He was so easy to spot it was ridiculous!

The snipe, appropriately, was the hardest to spot.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 28, 2012 10:05 PM (bxiXv)

98 L'ell.. he thinks it's a compressed nerve, either caused by a bulging or herniated disc.
Guys.. I think I am gonna do the 6 tomorrow, 5 the next day and so on, and call him Wednesday and tell him. I can't reach him til then. No emergency number. I just don't want to take that much prednisone. But the pain is unbearable, especially when I try to sleep.

Posted by: jewells45 at December 28, 2012 10:05 PM (u25eL)

99 85
So, did the Great and Powerful Mullah Obama accomplish anything re: the
fiscal cliff? Are we hitting taxmageddon? Are we kicking the can down
the road? Or... are we going to talk about how evil gun owners are?


Posted by: shibumi at December 28, 2012 10:02 PM (z63Tr)

_______________
Sure he accomplished a lot. He made Americans hate Republicans even more. That's his one and only goal. A tax increase is a bonus.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 28, 2012 10:06 PM (HDgX3)

100 who wants to hear my 'last day at work' story

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 28, 2012 10:06 PM (8sCoq)

101 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 10:01 PM (aq/Mf)

(snif)

That reminds me of the retirement of the F-14. Made me want to cry, too.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 28, 2012 10:06 PM (bxiXv)

102 95
Looking back on it, I'm surprised nobody in my fraternity died given the
amount of insanely stupid and dangerous things we did while drunk. Good
times.


Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 28, 2012 10:04 PM (HDgX3)




I can think of some doozies from people being drunk or stoned in the dorms, much less frats.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 28, 2012 10:06 PM (kaalw)

103 Good night OSP. Sweet dreams. Don't forget to use your book royalties to go Galt.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 10:06 PM (aq/Mf)

104 Posted by: Jones in CO at December 28, 2012 10:06 PM (8sCoq)

I do I do.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 10:07 PM (l86i3)

105 Jones in CO

ME! I'm sorry btw.

Posted by: L, elle at December 28, 2012 10:07 PM (0PiQ4)

106 jewells, it depends on what's wrong. If you have some sort of chronic condition, it doesn't seem unreasonable but I'd call and clarify it with your doctors office.


Prepare to be hungry, and not sleep. And I get a lovely euphoria, but I think some morons get mad and some get sad.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 28, 2012 10:07 PM (+j7tJ)

107 100 who wants to hear my 'last day at work' story
Posted by: Jones in CO at December 28, 2012 10:06 PM (8sCoq)

That sucks, sorry.

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 28, 2012 10:07 PM (adaoe)

108 @100. Yes. I would like that.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at December 28, 2012 10:07 PM (6rcHp)

109 IF GUNS ARE OUTLAWED, THEN ONLY DAVID GREGORY WILL HAVE GUNS!

Posted by: Kasper in Gatlinburg at December 28, 2012 10:08 PM (I4Jq6)

110 Me, too, Jones!


And I got OSP's book today!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 28, 2012 10:08 PM (+j7tJ)

111 And I have to go pack for the first college basketball roadtrip of the year.

(Go Jackrabbits!)

Posted by: filbert at December 28, 2012 10:08 PM (NaNKB)

112 those camoflage shots look photoshopped as all hell

Posted by: jeanne at December 28, 2012 10:08 PM (pOdQ6)

113 Prednisone dosage from www.PDR.net Which makes the book your doc uses.

Adults:
Individualize dose. Initial: 5-60mg/day depending on disease and
response. Maint: Decrease dose by small amounts to lowest effective
dose. Withdraw gradually after long-term therapy. Acute Exacerbations of
Multiple Sclerosis (MS): 200mg/day for 1 week followed by 80mg qod for 1
month. Alternate Day Therapy (ADT): Twice the usual daily dose
administered every other am. Refer to PI for detailed information for
ADT. Elderly: Start at lower end of dosing range.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 28, 2012 10:08 PM (Y6HTt)

114 You ever notice in the Star Wars universe -

R2-D2 can detect banthas at a mile but can't detect a pack of Jawas at twenty feet.

C3PO can talk to Ewoks but can't understand Jawas.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 10:08 PM (aq/Mf)

115 Anyone up for funding a big documentary called "above the law" about politicians, journalists and celebrities who get away with crimes?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 28, 2012 10:09 PM (bxiXv)

116 Are you fucking kidding me? Insomnia is a side effect? Geez.. I already have trouble sleeping. Maybe I will just live with the pain. FML.

Posted by: jewells45 at December 28, 2012 10:09 PM (u25eL)

117 Good night OSP. Sweet dreams. Don't forget to use your book royalties to go Galt.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 10:06 PM (aq/Mf)

I've sold 10 copies, count em, 10. I went from a Ferrari California, to a calender of Ferrari Californias.

All kidding aside, I have no marketing money. It's all word of mouth. I'm greatful because Ace, Andy and others have allowed me to shamelessly hawk it here. It's why I put AoSHQ on my dedication page.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 10:10 PM (l86i3)

118 26
Has anyone here been on prednisone? My doctor wrote me a scrip for it
today for my back pain. I nearly crapped by undies when the gal at the
pharmacy told me they didn't have enough pills for the scrip. She said
the scrip called for 6 pills a days for 12 days, 5 pills for 12 days, 4
pills for 12 day etc. Does that seem excessive? The pills are 5 ml each.

Posted by: jewells45 at December 28, 2012 09:49 PM (u25eL)

Steroids. They want to give you a nice starting dose, then ween you off slowly.

Unless you want to go all "Chris Benoit", follow the script.

Posted by: MrCaniac at December 28, 2012 10:10 PM (Zd/NW)

119 The prednisone dosage is 5 mg/pill, this course is what was prescribed for my daughter when she had poison icy on half her body. I have had the dose pak for back pain, it is pre-packaged by the manufacturer. What did the pharmacist say about the prescription?

Posted by: Museisluse at December 28, 2012 10:10 PM (swJHr)

120 I've changed my mind, I will stay here and make another drink.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 10:11 PM (l86i3)

121 Doggehs!

Posted by: joncelli at December 28, 2012 10:12 PM (CWlPF)

122 CV-6 kicks all of their asses.

Posted by: The Imperial Japanese Navy at December 28, 2012 10:13 PM (xGX1p)

123 SO

I get to work at 4pm. The office is dark- lights off, TV off, everyone has already gone home for the holiday weekend. I have no assigned duties because the new office in Houston is doing everything. The phones are all forwarded to Houston. It's a 5 story building with me, a security guard, and the cleaning ladies.

I go out for a smoke after 90 mins and find I am locked out. My electronic key access has been deactivated, because it's my last day as an employee. At that point, I realized The Company already considered me gone.

So I walk all the way around to the front of the bldg and pound on the door til the guard lets me in. He escorts me to my office (cuz it's a secure area and I cant get in anymore). I log off, turn off the lights, give the guard my dead e-key and parking permit, and go home.

Anti-climactic in the extreme.

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 28, 2012 10:14 PM (8sCoq)

124 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 10:08 PM (aq/Mf)


Makes sense to me.

Posted by: George Lucas at December 28, 2012 10:14 PM (dKV5k)

125 Jewell,

Pred is supposed to be taken backwards. Take it faithfully and you will feel less pain in 2 days if not less. It is a strong drug that works if prescribed correctly. From what you say, it sounds like the right remedy for what ails you. I hope you feel better.

Posted by: L, elle at December 28, 2012 10:14 PM (0PiQ4)

126 OSP, unless you are a woman, you cannot change your mind.

Posted by: Ronster at December 28, 2012 10:14 PM (JgkPs)

127 @119. Nothing. It was a clusteruck at checkout. I think I am gonna call the doctor tomorrow. I have his home number. I just hate to call but I think I better.

Posted by: jewells45 at December 28, 2012 10:14 PM (u25eL)

128 The prezzy of my fraternity chapter passed out in a bathroom stall after shitting and vomiting all over himself one night. It stank so bad in there, I will never forget that smell.

Today he's an executive VP at a well known insurance company. I can see him being a US Senator one day.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 28, 2012 10:15 PM (HDgX3)

129 Anti-climactic in the extreme.
Posted by: Jones in CO at December 28, 2012 10:14 PM (8sCoq)


When did this happen?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 10:15 PM (l86i3)

130 Jewells, I'd go for days a ta time with no sleep, although it didn't bother me, because did I mention the euphoria?

You may not have the same side effects as I did, though, and I was on them for a long, long time, at fairly high dosages.



Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 28, 2012 10:15 PM (+j7tJ)

131
OK, I am a girl,and I lit a fart. Cool drama. Don't judge.

Posted by: Moana at December 28, 2012 10:15 PM (QRoQU)

132 Think Peter ever webs Mary Jane?

Like, lots and lots, all over her?

Boom goes the dynamite and all that.

Posted by: Your Moron pal, Truman at December 28, 2012 10:15 PM (I2LwF)

133 Dear CV-6 supporters. Just don't say that around the CV-5 USS Yorktown supporters. They just might go out and cut a fire hose into suitable lengths to flog you. While IJN Hiryu survivors will try to use their walkers as bar stools on you.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 10:16 PM (aq/Mf)

134 66
So one of the people injured shooting bottle rockets out of their asses
was Louis Helmberg III. I would venture to say, the Helmbergs are to WV
what the Kennedys are to Mass.

Posted by: Jim Lahey at December 28, 2012 09:57 PM (Zd/NW)



Perpetually drunk, murdering criminals?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 09:58 PM (l86i3)

Shit moths. They started as shit larvae, then grew into shitapillars. A whole pandemic of shitapillars.

Posted by: Jim Lahey, Sunnyvale Trailer Park Supervisor at December 28, 2012 10:16 PM (Zd/NW)

135 Picked me up a Remington 870 today. I'm gonna put a riot gun barrel on it with an extended magazine tube and a bayonet mount, just to make Diane Feinstein cry.

Don't need it. Didn't want it. But they're saying I can't have it. Never tell me what I can't do.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at December 28, 2012 10:16 PM (celt+)

136 I usually just lurk, but you guys should see this archery video. 10 arrows shot accurately in 4.9sec using old archery techniques

http://www.wimp.com/forgottenarchery/

Posted by: Lurkasaurus at December 28, 2012 10:16 PM (wBtFp)

137 109
IF GUNS ARE OUTLAWED, THEN ONLY DAVID GREGORY WILL HAVE GUNS!

Posted by: Kasper in Gatlinburg at December 28, 2012 10:08 PM

I am so stealing that and tweeting it!

Posted by: kbdabear at December 28, 2012 10:16 PM (wwsoB)

138 OSP, unless you are a woman, you cannot change your mind.
Posted by: Ronster at December 28, 2012 10:14 PM (JgkPs)

:-(

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 10:16 PM (l86i3)

139 >When did this happen?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 10:15 PM (l86i3)

this afternoon

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 28, 2012 10:17 PM (8sCoq)

140 OK, I am a girl,and I lit a fart. Cool drama. Don't judge.
Posted by: Moana at December 28, 2012 10:15 PM (QRoQU)

Oh shit, that makes you the marryin kind.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 10:18 PM (l86i3)

141
@135

You picked up a Remington not a mosberg, why the hell are you going to do that to an already perfect weapon?

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 28, 2012 10:18 PM (zOP5o)

142 Anti-climactic in the extreme.

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 28, 2012 10:14 PM (8sCoq)


I can't say I think much of your company's idea of a Christmas Bonus.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 28, 2012 10:18 PM (bxiXv)

143 update: between the money I've saved and unemployment insurance, I am considering taking 2013 off

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 28, 2012 10:18 PM (8sCoq)

144 OSP is exempt from the change your mind requirements. He is an ex-Squid after all.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 10:18 PM (aq/Mf)

145 Jones. That sucks. Hang tough. I walk into the office every wondering if this is it. Gotta love Obama's Amriki.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at December 28, 2012 10:18 PM (6rcHp)

146 Anyone up for funding a big documentary called "above the law" about politicians, journalists and celebrities who get away with crimes?
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 28, 2012 10:09 PM (bxiXv)

hat is a srsly good idea.

but broke.

BUT maybe if everyone on the right blogs kicked in?

Posted by: ette at December 28, 2012 10:18 PM (nqBYe)

147 Starships have free birth control.

Posted by: eman at December 28, 2012 10:19 PM (EWsrI)

148 this afternoon
Posted by: Jones in CO at December 28, 2012 10:17 PM (8sCoq)

Holy shit, I am so sorry. How long were you there? Got another job lined up?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 10:19 PM (l86i3)

149 Oh lord, Jones. Sounds like something that'd happen to me. I didn't realize it was your last day of working.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 28, 2012 10:19 PM (+j7tJ)

150 >I can't say I think much of your company's idea of a Christmas Bonus.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 28, 2012 10:18 PM (bxiXv)

oh yeah- laid-off employees get no annual bonus- EVEN THOUGH I WORKED THE ENTIRE YEAR

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 28, 2012 10:19 PM (8sCoq)

151 @135

And what the hell is a riot gun barrel?

This I've never heard of.

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 28, 2012 10:19 PM (zOP5o)

152 Don't forget the Bacon Bits on that bacon salad.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger (aka 3 tooth) at December 28, 2012 10:20 PM (3E2th)

153 140 - Caused a small fire on the fringe.

Posted by: Moana at December 28, 2012 10:20 PM (QRoQU)

154 Don't need it. Didn't want it. But they're saying I can't have it. Never tell me what I can't do.>>

Back in the 60s my dad picked up a Luger and a P38 cause he read that the rules had changed so it wasn't legal anymore. Paid less than $200 for the pair. I think they're worth more now.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 28, 2012 10:20 PM (Y6HTt)

155 143
update: between the money I've saved and unemployment insurance, I am considering taking 2013 off


Posted by: Jones in CO at December 28, 2012 10:18 PM (8sCoq)

______________
Do it. You've paid into the system. Get something back. Plus once on UI you will qualify for all sorts of other freebies as well...food stamps, medicaid, etc.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 28, 2012 10:20 PM (HDgX3)

156 I went to ss today to get a new card, the guy next to me started bitching about the wait, I mentioned government healthcare, and to my surprise he started bitching about obamacare, and others were nodding in agreement!

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 28, 2012 10:20 PM (adaoe)

157 I am so stealing that and tweeting it!

Posted by: kbdabear at December 28, 2012 10:16 PM (wwsoB)


Careful, the twits will ban you for Tweeting While Conservative.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 28, 2012 10:20 PM (bxiXv)

158 Wow Jones in CO. That is a brutal way of well being let go. I think you should jazz it up into being something Kafkaesque and be like OSP, an author. And yes Harry Buttle must make an appearance for illegal HVAC maintenance.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 10:20 PM (aq/Mf)

159 154 I left out "through the mail"

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 28, 2012 10:21 PM (Y6HTt)

160 Posted by: jewells45 at December 28, 2012 09:49 PM (u25eL)

Jewells-I have had a pack of steroids prescribed to me, but it was for a week if I remember correctly. It was after neck surgery and I did have to take something like a dozen the first days and go down a few each day. I don't remember the details because it was eight years ago and I was kind of high from the meds they gave me in the hospital after neck surgery. I think it was for a week. Sorry but things have changed in eight years, they may know better now, or worse. Good luck, Carol

Posted by: CarolT at December 28, 2012 10:21 PM (z4WKX)

161 Posted by: jewells45 at December 28, 2012 09:49 PM (u25eL)

That is a fuck of a lot of prednisone.

I took it for my back...it didn't do shit except make me feel like shit and keep me awake. Oh, I gained a few pounds too!

A hemilaminectomy worked like a charm. Eight years later I am pain free.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 28, 2012 10:21 PM (GsoHv)

162 Riot Shotgun barrel?

Short as legal. For ease of use in narrow or crowded situations.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger (aka 3 tooth) at December 28, 2012 10:21 PM (3E2th)

163 BUT maybe if everyone on the right blogs kicked in?

Posted by: ette at December 28, 2012 10:18 PM (nqBYe)


Meh, blogger money ain't payin' for that.

Maybe get Dinesh D'Souza's backers on it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 28, 2012 10:22 PM (bxiXv)

164 >Holy shit, I am so sorry. How long were you there? Got another job lined up?

12.5 yrs. The co. I worked for merged with another, and 270 of us here at the CO office got squeezed out. Actually, they just closed our location and consolidated in HOU

I have some prospects but am taking Jan off- I have been saving for 12 years for this day- so I have a war chest

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 28, 2012 10:22 PM (8sCoq)

165 Media self beclowning goes on ...

Anderson Cooper confronts banana peel-mailing woman, is declaredhero

http://tinyurl.com/d4mpdyl

Posted by: kbdabear at December 28, 2012 10:22 PM (wwsoB)

166 Riot Shotgun barrel?

Short as legal. For ease of use in narrow or crowded situations.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger (aka 3 tooth) at December 28, 2012 10:21 PM (3E2th)

18 1/4 inches.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 10:22 PM (l86i3)

167 I am so stealing that and tweeting it!

Posted by: kbdabear at December 28, 2012 10:16 PM (wwsoB)

Beat you to it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 28, 2012 10:23 PM (GsoHv)

168 Merovign, Glenn Beck has some kind of documentary reality show competition, probably more information on his web site.

Posted by: Museisluse at December 28, 2012 10:23 PM (swJHr)

169 My plan to do a burnout in the lobby and set off the sprinkler system had to be scratched

my motorcycle is snowed in

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 28, 2012 10:23 PM (8sCoq)

170 Yep, steriods are the shits...help but all kinds of side effects. Load up at the front and taper off. Big time hunger and weight gain. Made me hyper, too. UG!

Posted by: Moana at December 28, 2012 10:24 PM (QRoQU)

171 "You picked up a Remington not a mosberg, why the hell are you going to do that to an already perfect weapon?"
---------------

Well, I got the duck-hunting version with the long vent-rib barrel. That's not scary. With an 18.5" rifle-sight barrel, +2 mag tube and bayonet mount, it will be utterly terrifying. In stock form, it's a 12 gauge shotgun that would blow your head clean off, but with these Evil Features, it will be a 12 gauge shotgun that would blow your head clean-er off-er.

Besides, you can't put a price on Feinstein tears.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at December 28, 2012 10:24 PM (celt+)

172 ette, look here - http://nea.gov/
See if you can squeeze some $$$ out of them.
Use the system to fight the system.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 10:24 PM (aq/Mf)

173 Jewell, glad to hear you decided to call the doc. I also think although I'm not sure that the pred should be broken into 12 hour or possibly shorter time intervals. It did not give me insomnia. It has made me feel so much better that I overdid things so be mindful with back pain even if the doc thinks its only nerve pinching you don't want to get carried away with bending and lifting. Oh and since there is 12 days on your script, your doc probably wants you to stay 2 days on each dosage.

Posted by: PaleRider at December 28, 2012 10:24 PM (dkExz)

174 @166

Then just say short barrel.

Never heard of it referred to as a riot barrel before this very evening

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 28, 2012 10:25 PM (zOP5o)

175 136 I usually just lurk, but you guys should see this archery video. 10 arrows shot accurately in 4.9sec using old archery techniques

http://www.wimp.com/forgottenarchery/
Posted by: Lurkasaurus at December 28, 2012 10:16 PM (wBtFp)
---

This video is awesome.

Posted by: Not Ready to Unsock at December 28, 2012 10:25 PM (BgIBZ)

176 And what the hell is a riot gun barrel?

This I've never heard of.

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 28, 2012 10:19 PM (zOP5o)


It must be a shoulder thing that goes up. It sounds scary, anyway.

Posted by: Carolyn McCarthy at December 28, 2012 10:25 PM (bxiXv)

177 My queen and I just finished two days of babysitting our granddaughters. They are precious and no doubt destined for key positions in Alextopia.
But now I need a drink.

Posted by: Northern Lurker at December 28, 2012 10:26 PM (GME55)

178 4th and 49 for Minnesota?

I wonder what the record is for yardage to first down is?

Posted by: kbdabear at December 28, 2012 10:26 PM (wwsoB)

179 Jenny tries too hard,

Still here? No kidding on freaky looking. scorpions breed like wabbits.

Posted by: L, elle at December 28, 2012 10:27 PM (0PiQ4)

180 My company was bought by the Brits about a year ago....I wonder if they have the stomach to stick out the coming recession? Me and the British don't get along anyway......so I'm not to worried about it!

Posted by: Walter Sobchak at December 28, 2012 10:27 PM (uis79)

181 I have some prospects but am taking Jan off- I have been saving for 12 years for this day- so I have a war chest
Posted by: Jones in CO at December 28, 2012 10:22 PM (8sCoq)

Good Boy. I just went back to work after 5 years. I love it, stopping and buying coffee on the way in, waving to the gate gaurd, and the second gate gaurd and the third. Talking to grown ups about grown up things, fixing stuff being productive. My dignity couldn't handle being unemployed. I wrote a book and went to college while substitute Teaching but that wasn't really work. At least it didn't feel the same.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 10:27 PM (l86i3)

182 178 4th and 49 for Minnesota?I wonder what the record is for yardage to first down is?
Posted by: kbdabear at December 28, 2012 10:26 PM (wwsoB)

Yeah the refs have money on Tx Tech for sure.

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 28, 2012 10:27 PM (adaoe)

183 I am not up on Colt Pythons at all. In fact, I have not researched one since the 80''s (seriously, not a wheel gun fan at all). Have the opportunity to buy one for $600.00. Something in the back of my mind says that Colt discontinued it awhile back. Barrel length is 4", stainless or nickle finish. Said to be in VG/LN condition. From what I can find on the innerwebs, they are pricey as hell. I am going on what I could discern from a cell phone call from a noisy bar. I don't know the year of manufacture.

Anyone?

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at December 28, 2012 10:28 PM (Apadx)

184 Oh, I've heard them called riot barrels, they called them that in GA when I lived there, and the cops made the mistake of trying to take my grandpa's short barreled shotgun away form him. His was much shorter than 18 inches, though.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at December 28, 2012 10:29 PM (+j7tJ)

185 @171

Understood.

We shall drink deeply of Feinstein tears.

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 28, 2012 10:29 PM (zOP5o)

186 OSP, thanks for the praise on me knowing ships. I am looking at Bing satellite images of Philadelphia Naval Yard. Depending upon how close you zoom in get to see the following - CV-67 USS Kennedy, DDG-2 Adams, CG-47 Yorktown, another early Aegis CG, two Spruance DDs, LHA-2 USS Saipan, and even what looks like USS Nautilus tied up in the basin. Plus see a lot of nice acreage taken up with lots of old buildings including some nice Admiral Row houses on Peary.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 10:29 PM (aq/Mf)

187 This video is awesome.

Posted by: Not Ready to Unsock at December 28, 2012 10:25 PM (BgIBZ)


It seems to me the guy is trading speed for power, and maybe too much. Ultimately the question is academic, we have guns.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 28, 2012 10:30 PM (bxiXv)

188 Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at December 28, 2012 10:28 PM (Apadx)


From the little I know, that sounds like a damn good buy. But there are Rons here with much more knowledge than me.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 10:30 PM (IvVLN)

189 I usually just lurk, but you guys should see this archery video. 10 arrows shot accurately in 4.9sec using old archery techniques

http://www.wimp.com/forgottenarchery/
Posted by: Lurkasaurus at December 28, 2012 10:16 PM


Oh, shit. This kind of thing sparks the "cross-bow vs. long-bow" debate in three...two...one...

(the astute moron will notice that I gave a pass the up-thread mention of a Remington 870, 'cause we know where that leads...

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 28, 2012 10:31 PM (JMmQ9)

190 LongBows!

Posted by: Walter Sobchak at December 28, 2012 10:32 PM (uis79)

191 cops made the mistake of trying to take my grandpa's short barreled
shotgun away form him. His was much shorter than 18 inches, though.>>

That was what started Ruby Ridge incident IIRC. They baited Randy Weaver into sawing off a shotgun and the ATF went in guns a blazing.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 28, 2012 10:32 PM (Y6HTt)

192 33
I killed a scorpion in my house the other day....anyone else got scorpions in their house?

-------

In the house, no, but I've had to dodge 'em at work before.

Once went to look at a house we were thinking of renting. There were sidewinder tracks all over the front yard.


Posted by: Citizen Anachronda lives in the desert at December 28, 2012 10:32 PM (1c58W)

193 Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at December 28, 2012 10:28 PM (Apadx)

I'll take it if you pass on it.....I think they made a "diamond back" in .38spl.

Posted by: BignJames at December 28, 2012 10:32 PM (HtUkt)

194 >Anyone?

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at December 28, 2012 10:28 PM (Apadx)

nickel finish is a bitch to keep clean. Are you going to shoot it a lot, or just look at it in your collection?

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 28, 2012 10:32 PM (8sCoq)

195 "Then just say short barrel."
-----------------

"Riot gun barrel" is 87% more deadly than "short barrel".

I'm also going to put a set of OD green Hogue Overmold stocks on it. Because OD green synthetic is 24% deadlier than black synthetic, which itself is 96% deadlier than wood.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at December 28, 2012 10:32 PM (celt+)

196 Evening all,

Jones in CO, I am sorry for you, sir. What a crappy way to leave a job-locking you out without thinking about it. Take some time off, and figure out what you want to do when you grow up. A lot of us are doing that these days. ( I was laid off several months ago.)

Jewells-did the pharmacist give you a packet of prednisone with the dosage already arranged, or did you get a bottle of pills? Normally, the dosage is bolus doses the first day, then gradually tapering off over six/seven days. I've done the pre-made packet twice for spondolysthesis, and it gives temporary relief, and then the pain is back. I have had greater success with the epidural pain injections, along with physical therapy, but your mileage may vary.

And yes, eating everything in sight, no sleep, and grumpiness tend to be side effects of this medication. My husband dreads it.

Posted by: moki at December 28, 2012 10:33 PM (wi/sM)

197 Hey moki! How are you doing?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 10:33 PM (aq/Mf)

198 Thanks, BC. Some of the prices I have found are astronomical ($2,000 -$4,000 for SS and Nickle, and over $1,000 for blued).

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at December 28, 2012 10:34 PM (Apadx)

199 You wanna a Toe?

Posted by: Walter Sobchak at December 28, 2012 10:34 PM (uis79)

200 Well, I always wanted to be a cowboy...

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 28, 2012 10:34 PM (8sCoq)

201 Jewels,
Sounds like a lot!
Look here, and talk to the Doc.
http://www.drugs.com/prednisone.html


Posted by: ChrisP at December 28, 2012 10:34 PM (HiPJm)

202 Dick's Sporting Goods being dicks;

Dick’s Sporting Goods refusing to honor rifle orders placedpre-Newtown

http://tinyurl.com/ccg9gr7

Posted by: kbdabear at December 28, 2012 10:34 PM (wwsoB)

203 183 I am not up on Colt Pythons at all. In fact, I have not researched one since the 80''s (seriously, not a wheel gun fan at all). Have the opportunity to buy one for $600.00.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at December 28, 2012 10:28 PM (Apadx)


If you don't buy it, I will. Sell something to buy it. At worst you will sell it for a large profit.

They were generally made with much more demanding methods and standards than most guns. Better materials and techniques, more labor.

For mint condition, from 1k-2k depending. Rarer calibers and options more.

If your description is accurate, at least $1500 retail.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 28, 2012 10:35 PM (bxiXv)

204 198 Thanks, BC. Some of the prices I have found are astronomical ($2,000 -$4,000 for SS and Nickle, and over $1,000 for blued).

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at December 28, 2012 10:34 PM (Apadx)



IIRC, that's about what I've seen them for at gun shows. I believe Colt also made an Anaconda...

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 10:35 PM (IvVLN)

205 BTW tanner Gun Show tomorrow and Sunday, Denver Merchandise Mart

58th @ I-25

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 28, 2012 10:35 PM (8sCoq)

206 Anna Puma @ 114

I made my nieces watch the first three Star Wars over Christmas when I found out that they hadn't seen the original 3, and only the crappy prequels. I noticed the same thing with the droids! I kept my mouth shut about the discrepancy bc the nieces loved R2 and CP-30

Posted by: L, elle at December 28, 2012 10:35 PM (0PiQ4)

207 @200

Jones,

Start a business...when you can't find a job you gotta create one out of thin air.

Posted by: Walter Sobchak at December 28, 2012 10:35 PM (uis79)

208 Spider-girl is NOT wearing paint. Follow the link and you can see bigger photos with more detail. That's spandex.

Alas.

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 28, 2012 10:36 PM (hgdEm)

209 Jones. Hang in there. Four years ago I was laid off from a company I loved. Last summer, that same company hired me back. Not sure what lesson I am imparting here, other than things can indeed work out now and then.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at December 28, 2012 10:36 PM (6rcHp)

210 Dick's Sporting Goods being dicks;

Dick’s Sporting Goods refusing to honor rifle orders placedpre-Newtown

http://tinyurl.com/ccg9gr7

Posted by: kbdabear at December 28, 2012 10:34 PM




Did you think they named the place Dicks just for shits and giggles?

Posted by: Berserker at December 28, 2012 10:36 PM (FMbng)

211 LongBows!

You rang?

Posted by: AH-64D at December 28, 2012 10:37 PM (NnjfU)

212 nickel finish is a bitch to keep clean. Are you going to shoot it a lot, or just look at it in your collection?
Posted by: Jones in CO at December 28, 2012 10:32 PM (8sCoq)



Agreed, Jones. It would be an occasional shooter. Not a primary weapon, at all. There is a huge upside to it that I don't want get into online, IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at December 28, 2012 10:37 PM (Apadx)

213 So my two major purchases for myself this month were a 12 gauge shotgun and the complete Jane Austen Everyman's Library editions.

Not sure what that means.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at December 28, 2012 10:37 PM (celt+)

214 $4000? You do know you could buy two of the evil black AR-15 clones, buy many 30rd magazines, ACOG sights, slings, a fly fishing vest, and 3,000rds of ammo. And still have money left over for at least one milkshake.

Geez is that pricey.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 10:37 PM (aq/Mf)

215
183 98ZJUSMC Waiting ...

Colt Pythons are very nice pieces of equipment, but I too have heard that they are out of production. This tells me that they are more of a collector's item now.

I've also read that the Ruger Security Six will last longer (between visits to the gunsmith) when firing higher-powered .357 loads, but it too is out of production.

The Ruger GP-100 is an excellent choice in the $600 range. S&W is also excellent, but costs more. Check the higher-end Taurus models, the all-steel ones.

Posted by: Arbalest at December 28, 2012 10:37 PM (7tmA9)

216 Colt Python, In the 1968 catalog, they sold for $125 for an 8".

Posted by: ChrisP at December 28, 2012 10:37 PM (HiPJm)

217 Anna Puma-you gorgeous babe!!!

I am okay, how are you? Was Christmas good in your house?

Posted by: moki at December 28, 2012 10:39 PM (wi/sM)

218 Fuck it Lets go Bowling!

Posted by: Walter Sobchak at December 28, 2012 10:39 PM (uis79)

219 L, elle. I hope you showed them merely the restored originals. And not the George Lucas super duper expanded versions.

Did they love them though?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 10:39 PM (aq/Mf)

220 78
That Spidy-chick is in body paint, I'm repeating myself

----------

Did somebody say body paint Spiderman?

http://minx.cc/?post=134980


Posted by: Citizen Anachronda at December 28, 2012 10:39 PM (1c58W)

221 IIRC, that's about what I've seen them for at gun shows. I believe Colt also made an Anaconda...
Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 10:35 PM (IvVLN)


They sure did.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at December 28, 2012 10:40 PM (Apadx)

222 Gonna go smoke a cig, dont say anything funny while I am gone!

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 28, 2012 10:40 PM (adaoe)

223 That's just wrong.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 28, 2012 10:40 PM (QupBk)

224 Good evening.

Posted by: Robert at December 28, 2012 10:40 PM (LUnTP)

225 My money's on the Nike, because the Constitution-class would never get within energy range of the Nike . . .
Posted by: filbert at December 28, 2012 09:51 PM (NaNKB)My money is on the Invictus Super Dreadnought.

Posted by: Invictus at December 28, 2012 10:40 PM (OQpzc)

226 @195

I see what your doing.

And I like it.

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 28, 2012 10:40 PM (zOP5o)

227 Moki, doing good. Survived a plane trip to visit relatives not seen in years and years. Glad to be home, my relatives are ze Cray-ze...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 10:41 PM (aq/Mf)

228 213 So my two major purchases for myself this month were a 12 gauge shotgun and the complete Jane Austen Everyman's Library editions.

It means Mr. Darcy is fucked.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 28, 2012 10:41 PM (8KZXw)

229 5. The frat brother injured by a rocket fired from a fellow brother's anus
A West Virginia college student is suing his fraternity, alleging that he fell off a deck when a drunken frat brother fired a bottle rocket out of his own anus. Louis Helmburg III alleges that Travis Hughes's bottle-rocket stunt so startled him that he jumped back and fell. "Firing bottle rockets out of one's anus," the lawsuit states, "constitutes an 'ultrahazardous' activity."


Sigh. We used to fire rockets to the moon.

Posted by: rickl at December 28, 2012 10:41 PM (sdi6R)

230 Spidey-babe is not in body paint.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 28, 2012 10:41 PM (NnjfU)

231 187


It seems to me the guy is trading speed for power, and maybe too much. Ultimately the question is academic, we have guns.


Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 28, 2012 10:30 PM (bxiXv)

Not for long, suckas.

Posted by: Dianne Feinstein (卐 -CA) at December 28, 2012 10:41 PM (T7gPe)

232 Ultimately the question is academic, we have guns.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 28, 2012 10:30 PM (bxiXv)
---

Not for long.

Posted by: Didi Fuckstein at December 28, 2012 10:41 PM (BgIBZ)

233 The crappy thing about "Dicks" doing this is that they agreed to sell you an EBL. Had they not, you would have continued shopping until you found one.
They sold you one, but did not deliver.
Granted, they will refund your money, but ALL the EBLs are GONE!

I would sue their asses, if I could find a 'contingency' attorney(we don't get paid until you get paid).

Posted by: ChrisP at December 28, 2012 10:42 PM (HiPJm)

234 "Riot gun barrel" is 87% more deadly than "short barrel"


Plus, you can use it to shoot fireworks out of your ass.

Posted by: fluffy at December 28, 2012 10:42 PM (z9HTb)

235 Tomorrow I'll be looking for a SnW .38 snubby. Chief's Special would be ideal. Would also consider a short barreled .357 magnum


I regret selling my Model 27 earlier this year

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 28, 2012 10:42 PM (8sCoq)

236
Did the CVN carriers have yeomans in miniskirts?

I rest my case


Posted by: Capt. James T Kirk at December 28, 2012 09:47 PM (wwsoB)


I remember in the first season of Star Trek TNG they put some male crewmembers in miniskirts. Even by the PC standards of the Star Trek that was too ridiculous so it was ditched.
I rest my case.

Posted by: Smaug at December 28, 2012 10:42 PM (nTmd0)

237 Not for long, suckas.

Posted by: Dianne Feinstein (卐 -CA) at December 28, 2012 10:41 PM (T7gPe)


I'll take that bet.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 28, 2012 10:42 PM (bxiXv)

238 Not for long, suckas.
Posted by: Dianne Feinstein (卐 -CA) at December 28, 2012 10:41 PM (T7gPe)
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HEY. Get off my sock!

Posted by: Didi Fuckstein at December 28, 2012 10:42 PM (BgIBZ)

239 She's lying....she's going to a smoke a DooBie! She didn't even invite us? Puff Puff Give!

Posted by: Walter Sobchak at December 28, 2012 10:42 PM (uis79)

240 180. How come? Are you a dentist?

Posted by: Navycopjoe at December 28, 2012 10:43 PM (SMP3h)

241 HUm...

http://tinyurl.com/c7699h7

Posted by: Robert at December 28, 2012 10:43 PM (LUnTP)

242 Nike or Invictus? How about a Havenite Aviary-class CLAC? Starfleet does not believe in space fighters. So NCC-1701 will get to play the role of a Sollie super dreadnaught.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 10:43 PM (aq/Mf)

243 BTW thank you all for your words of encouragement. I shall remain calm and carry on.

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 28, 2012 10:45 PM (8sCoq)

244 Jane Eyre, 12ga from S-Mart, one forbidden book of Victorian sex... and we could have a best seller.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 10:45 PM (aq/Mf)

245 241 HUm...

http://tinyurl.com/c7699h7
Posted by: Robert at December 28, 2012 10:43 PM (LUnTP)
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What is up with Russian dudes and mullets?

Posted by: Not Ready to Unsock at December 28, 2012 10:45 PM (BgIBZ)

246 Watching Star Trek IV, the one with the whales

Sulu: "San Francisco ... I was born there"

Me: "and no doubt reared there"

Posted by: kbdabear at December 28, 2012 10:46 PM (wwsoB)

247 Where did you find that pug? It's my doppelganger I tells ya!

Put a Stetson and glasses on that little feller, and a gun in his paw, it would look just like me.

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 28, 2012 10:46 PM (TIhM9)

248 227-God bless you. I hope your family appreciated you going through travel hades to see them. We stayed home, ate filet mignon and went to see Les Mis, which I actually enjoyed very much, and I really didn't want to. So ours was pretty good, all things considered.

I hope you have plans for an enjoyable New Year's, though.

Posted by: moki at December 28, 2012 10:46 PM (wi/sM)

249 What is up with Russian dudes and mullets?

They are weak, like the Ukraine.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 28, 2012 10:47 PM (8KZXw)

250 I've begun building a medium-size trebuchet for home defense. Perimeter work mostly.

I've got the weight/ball size sighted in at the most likely points that intruders would stage before crossing the moat.

The fuckers might come for the guns, but there's not a damn thing they can do about gravity.

32' per minute per minute.
Force = Mass * Acceleration.

Thems the LAW, baby.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at December 28, 2012 10:47 PM (RuUvx)

251
I thought Colt made in 1985(?) a 357 with a 4" barrel named the Boa.

This sounds much like that gun, if the description is correct.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 28, 2012 10:48 PM (SAMxH)

252 when you can't find a job you gotta create one out of thin air.

If you're anywhere near the Canadian border, toilet smuggling could be profitable. They still sell shitters that actually make the shit go down.

I'm sure there's a lot of architects/designers doing remodels that wish they had a source for toilets that worked.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 28, 2012 10:48 PM (TBTjX)

253 Baroness - Cocainium

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PBBfk1xd9U

There is some seriously awesome metal bands from the South these days.

Posted by: Robert at December 28, 2012 10:48 PM (LUnTP)

254 "and no doubt reared there"

Seems everybody is San Francisco is reared there!

Posted by: Walter Sobchak at December 28, 2012 10:48 PM (uis79)

255 Er, "There are some" I should say.

Posted by: Robert at December 28, 2012 10:49 PM (LUnTP)

256
Awesome! I can totally take my 900 dollar rifle to downtown LA and get a 200 dollar gift card! Why, that's easy money right there.

Only a complete f*ckingidiot liberal would sell a gun to a buy backprogram. Or a thief..... those guns could be all stolen... but still,you could look up the value and get a lot more at a gun show or private sale.... I guess I thought criminals were smarter than the average liberal... oh well.

Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin at December 28, 2012 10:49 PM (0g4vW)

257 Anna Puma

I was away from home and had to rent from Blockbuster. It was the first time I saw the revised versions. I couldn't make sense of his edits and revisions. Most seemed entirely superficial and meaningless, just to make the movie experience more special-effecty. In the end, though, the movies had their desired effect, my nieces were quoting lines from the movies throughout the next morning. They couldn't quote a single line from any one of the prequels btw.

Posted by: L, elle at December 28, 2012 10:49 PM (0PiQ4)

258 So NCC-1701 will get to play the role of a Sollie super dreadnaught.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 10:43 PM (aq/Mf)

But only for a very short time. You know it is bad when Honor would refuse to launch pods because it'd be a waste against that weak Federation hardware.

Posted by: Invictus at December 28, 2012 10:51 PM (OQpzc)

259 When you see a street scene from an 80s movie, it reminds you how butt-ugly the cars were back then

As Jeremy Clarkson would say; "designed by someone with an Etch-a-Sketch"

Posted by: kbdabear at December 28, 2012 10:51 PM (wwsoB)

260 Moki, filet mignon? Tres bien madame!

One of the relatives visited has gone the whole organic food route. Okay they are great cooks and it all tastes yummy. However when the Christmas present is a bag of organic food, um gee uh thanks.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 10:51 PM (aq/Mf)

261 175 136 I usually just lurk, but you guys should see this archery video. 10 arrows shot accurately in 4.9sec using old archery techniques

http://www.wimp.com/forgottenarchery/
Posted by: Lurkasaurus at December 28, 2012 10:16 PM (wBtFp)
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This video is awesome.
Posted by: Not Ready to Unsock at December 28, 2012 10:25 PM (BgIBZ)


Thank you, I was hoping you guys wouldn't think I'm curious/catpiss posting teh ghey pr0n and skip the video.

It's amazing the things we've forgotten as a society.

Posted by: Lurkasaurus at December 28, 2012 10:51 PM (wBtFp)

262 @250, Damn! That kinda puts my attack Kitty-cat to shame.

I have to get me one of those trebuchet's.

I want hungry gators in my moat though!

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 28, 2012 10:52 PM (TIhM9)

263 I remember in the first season of Star Trek TNG they
put some male crewmembers in miniskirts. Even by the PC standards of
the Star Trek that was too ridiculous so it was ditched.
I rest my case.


Posted by: Smaug at December 28, 2012 10:42 PM



Star Trek TNG was out of control with the PC shit. If it weren't for Troi's boobs I would have given up on it.

Posted by: Berserker at December 28, 2012 10:52 PM (FMbng)

264 Mullets were invented by men in Soviet Georgia!

Posted by: Pavel Chekov at December 28, 2012 10:53 PM (wwsoB)

265 I'm going to need a new nic that doesn't contain the word lurk if I'm going to keep delurking ... Hmmm ...

Posted by: Lurkasaurus at December 28, 2012 10:53 PM (wBtFp)

266 Thems the LAW, baby.
Posted by: BumperStickerist at December 28, 2012 10:47 PM (RuUvx)

Aren't single shot cannons still legal? Just load them with case shot.

Posted by: Invictus at December 28, 2012 10:53 PM (OQpzc)

267 Baroness - Eula

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoHgV6UNMLM

Did I call this metal? It's metal-ISH, certainly. And ambient. Mostly it seems to defy labeling.

Crank it, ONT. Fucking crank it.

Posted by: Robert at December 28, 2012 10:54 PM (LUnTP)

268 I wish I bought a gross of Raven .25 pistols when they were only about $30 new. That shit would be pure bank for gun buybacks

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 28, 2012 10:54 PM (TBTjX)

269 265 I'm going to need a new nic that doesn't contain the word lurk if I'm going to keep delurking ... Hmmm ...
Posted by: Lurkasaurus at December 28, 2012 10:53 PM (wBtFp)

How about you mullet awhile before you decide?

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 28, 2012 10:54 PM (adaoe)

270 Ok, lawsuit number 7 kind of makes sense. The rest are just stupid.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 28, 2012 10:55 PM (o1kXv)

271 260-Merci, cher. Nous preferons les filets, c'est le viande meillieur. Avec les pommes de fours, haricot verts, et pots de creme. Yum.

Organic food can be good, as long as it's the fresh meat and veggies. If you are receiving it from an organic vegan, there is no telling what you are getting. Bless you, sugar, jewels in your crown.

Posted by: moki at December 28, 2012 10:55 PM (wi/sM)

272 How about you mullet awhile before you decide?

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 28, 2012 10:54 PM (adaoe)



ISWYDT

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 10:55 PM (IvVLN)

273 I'm going to need a new nic that doesn't contain the word lurk if I'm going to keep delurking ... Hmmm ...
Posted by: Lurkasaurus at December 28, 2012 10:53 PM (wBtFp)

Delurkasaurus?

Exlurkasaurus?

Chattytonicaurus?

Posted by: Robert at December 28, 2012 10:56 PM (LUnTP)

274 Star Trek TNG was out of control with the PC shit. If it weren't for Troi's boobs I would have given up on it.


Posted by: Berserker at December 28, 2012 10:52 PM

And Troi's cameltoe.

If Wesley Crusher was on Kirk's Enterprise, he would have booted his skinny ass off the bridge and had him cleaning out fecal disintegrators in the shuttle bay.

Then he would have shown his mother Jim Kirk's "special thermometer"

Posted by: Pavel Chekov at December 28, 2012 10:57 PM (wwsoB)

275 32' per minute per minute.
Force = Mass * Acceleration.

Thems the LAW, baby.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at December 28, 2012 10:47 PM (RuUvx)


Must be interesting, living on a minor asteroid. Here on Earth, the acceleration due to gravity is 32 feet per second per second.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 28, 2012 10:57 PM (L2co/)

276 Aren't single shot cannons still legal?

Muzzle loaders and replicas thereof would fall under the relics/curios classification. For a 105/155 or 5" Naval gun you'd need to jump through some BATF hoops, but they're legal if you got the right paperwork. There's specific ammo storage requirements though, and most residential homes won't meet them.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 28, 2012 10:57 PM (TBTjX)

277 Did I call this metal? It's metal-ISH, certainly. And ambient. Mostly it seems to defy labeling.



Crank it, ONT. Fucking crank it.



Posted by: Robert at December 28, 2012 10:54 PM


Yikes.

I'm invoking the "Death to False Metal" rule. lol

Posted by: Berserker at December 28, 2012 10:57 PM (FMbng)

278 L, elle. The only 'major' scene added was in the first Star Wars movie where Han and Jabba first meet. Which, as time has proven, was not even needed to carry the story. The rest were as you said special effects gimmicks like giving everyone on Tatoonie two shadows because George Lucas had made that planet with two suns originally. And yes Han shot first, Greedo wanted his ship - justified self defense.

Its easy to quote lines from Star Wars. A lot of times it was someone saying 'I got a bad feeling about this.' Or the dialog was stolen from other movies. The entire trench run on the Death Star, go look at the British film 'The Dambusters' and you will literally hear the same dialog in some cases.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 10:58 PM (aq/Mf)

279 Posted by: Robert at December 28, 2012 10:54 PMParadise by the dashboard light, your opinion?

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 28, 2012 10:59 PM (adaoe)

280 256

Awesome! I can totally take my 900 dollar rifle to downtown LA and
get a 200 dollar gift card! Why, that's easy money right there.


Only a complete f*ckingidiot liberal would sell a gun to a buy
backprogram. Or a thief..... those guns could be all stolen... but
still,you could look up the value and get a lot more at a gun show or
private sale.... I guess I thought criminals were smarter than the
average liberal... oh well.

Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin at December 28, 2012 10:49 PM (0g4vW)

_________________________________
Yeah the gun buyback programs are basically a call to gun thieves to go out and do their thing with a guaranteed, no questions asked, cash on the spot, buyer lined up. Even for do-gooder libtards this is idotic beyond belief.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 28, 2012 11:00 PM (HDgX3)

281 If Wesley Crusher was on Kirk's Enterprise, he would
have booted his skinny ass off the bridge and had him cleaning out
fecal disintegrators in the shuttle bay.

Then he would have shown his mother Jim Kirk's "special thermometer"



Posted by: Pavel Chekov at December 28, 2012 10:57 PM



If Wesley Crusher was on Kirk's Enterprise he would have been wearing a red shirt and would have been dead within the first minute of the episode.

Posted by: Berserker at December 28, 2012 11:00 PM (FMbng)

282 Actually, I think a Roland-class DD could probably take NCC-1701 fairly easily.

Heck, single energy-weapon blasts automatically degrade Star Trek-universe shields by 50% or more. A single MDM would put multiple bomb-pumped lasers into a Federation ship . . . and a Roland would be able to put--er--24 MDM's into a single salvo.

Eat hot photon death, Federation Running Dog Lackeys!

Posted by: filbert at December 28, 2012 11:00 PM (NaNKB)

283 I'm invoking the "Death to False Metal" rule. lol
Posted by: Berserker at December 28, 2012 10:57 PM (FMbng)

Must...destroy...

Posted by: Robert at December 28, 2012 11:00 PM (LUnTP)

284 > 111
And I have to go pack for the first college basketball roadtrip of the year.

> (Go Jackrabbits!)

Hopefully I-29 will stay open, if the wind doesn't kick up a ground blizzard.

Fargo is expected to stay toasty, in the +F range this weekend.

They have a Hooters, too! Good place to go to forget your loss.

(Go Bison!)

Posted by: east of nowhere at December 28, 2012 11:01 PM (an29R)

285 I feel that the ONT is headed into a black hole of geekdom.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 11:02 PM (IvVLN)

286 Star Trek TNG was out of control with the PC shit. If it weren't for Troi's boobs I would have given up on it.
Posted by: Berserker at December 28, 2012 10:52 PM (FMbng)


No doubt. She was smokin' hot in First Contact, IMO.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at December 28, 2012 11:02 PM (Apadx)

287 Just curious, how many Honorverse fans are there out there tonight?

Invictus, Anna Puma,

Others?

Posted by: filbert at December 28, 2012 11:02 PM (NaNKB)

288 277


Yikes.

I'm invoking the "Death to False Metal" rule. lol



Posted by: Berserker at December 28, 2012 10:57 PM (FMbng)

Did you mean to write, "Death to All Butt-Metal?"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfB7vF7nCdA

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at December 28, 2012 11:03 PM (T7gPe)

289 252
when you can't find a job you gotta create one out of thin air.

If
you're anywhere near the Canadian border, toilet smuggling could be
profitable. They still sell shitters that actually make the shit go
down.

I'm sure there's a lot of architects/designers doing remodels that wish they had a source for toilets that worked.


Posted by: @PurpAv at December 28, 2012 10:48 PM (TBTjX)


The first generation of low-flow got everyone spooked, but when one of ours broke (had something dropped on it) and was replaced by an American Standard "Cadet" from Home Despot....we decided to replace the other one even though it wasn't broken.

I thought the advertising copy up on the display was unusually funny at the time, "can pass items the size of a handball" -- like I could pass an item the size of a handball without serious pain.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 28, 2012 11:03 PM (kaalw)

290 Paradise by the dashboard light, your opinion?
Posted by: lou's a girl at December 28, 2012 10:59 PM (adaoe)

Meatloaf?

Neck deep in ambient southern metal, can't offer up a fair opinion.

Posted by: Robert at December 28, 2012 11:03 PM (LUnTP)

291 Aaaaaannnnnnnddddddd nature calls.

Good night, Mrs. Lou!

Good night, Bers! Crank that Baroness, you'll learn to love it. Trust me.

Good night, ONT!

Posted by: Robert at December 28, 2012 11:05 PM (LUnTP)

292 Posted by: east of nowhere at December 28, 2012 11:01 PM (an29R)
I'm only going as far north as Brookings. Three women's basketball games this weekend.

Of course, I married a Lady Vol, so there you go . . . although I love the basketball Jackrabbits (M) and Jackrabbits (W) equally.

Big proponent of equal rites, me.

Just win, baby. (Aw, crap, that was that dead Davis dude. And here I am a Bronco fan . . . )

Posted by: filbert at December 28, 2012 11:05 PM (NaNKB)

293 Jeremy Clarkson is a jumped up prat with delusions. And he has a mouth that proves what an idiot he is.

The DeLorean was prototyped in 1976 and production started in 1981. Then there is the Pontiac Fiero from 84 to 88. While the Mazda RX-7 was produced throughout the 1980s.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 11:05 PM (aq/Mf)

294 I thought the advertising copy up on the display was unusually funny at the time, "can pass items the size of a handball" -- like I could pass an item the size of a handball without serious pain.
Posted by: cthulhu at December 28, 2012 11:03 PM (kaalw)
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I don't know.... sounds like a challenge to me.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 28, 2012 11:06 PM (jucos)

295 Three women's basketball games this weekend.

Er, if "weekend" is defined as "the next ten days."

Posted by: filbert at December 28, 2012 11:07 PM (NaNKB)

296 Where's the snipe? I've been hunting for over an hour.

Posted by: rtw at December 28, 2012 11:08 PM (Srqj9)

297 I've also read that the Ruger Security Six will last longer (between visits to the gunsmith) when firing higher-powered .357 loads, but it too is out of production.

The Ruger GP-100 is an excellent choice in the $600 range. S&W is also excellent, but costs more. Check the higher-end Taurus models, the all-steel ones.
Posted by: Arbalest at December 28, 2012 10:37 PM


The Ruger Police / Service / Speed Six are all excellent. The Pride of the Fleet, my .357 Speed Six, will be spending some quality time with the gunsmith next week; first time since I bought it 17-18 years ago (and it was old when I got it)

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 28, 2012 11:08 PM (JMmQ9)

298 279


Paradise by the dashboard light, your opinion?


Posted by: lou's a girl at December 28, 2012 10:59 PM (adaoe)

CRUSH. KILL. DESTROY.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at December 28, 2012 11:09 PM (T7gPe)

299 $100 million lawsuit by 6 year old survivor of Sandy Hook

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at December 28, 2012 11:09 PM (e8kgV)

300 296
Where's the snipe? I've been hunting for over an hour.


Posted by: rtw at December 28, 2012 11:08 PM (Srqj9)


LH side, on far bank, in profile.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 28, 2012 11:09 PM (kaalw)

301 Heck I think Admiral Cranston's pocket task force of Sollie SDs might be able to take out NCC-1701.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 11:09 PM (aq/Mf)

302 Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 11:02 PM (IvVLN)

Look over here!

http://tinyurl.com/d64xrf2

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sdildo at December 28, 2012 11:09 PM (GsoHv)

303 Just win, baby. (Aw, crap, that was that dead Davis dude. And here I am a Bronco fan . . . )
Posted by: filbert at December 28, 2012 11:05 PM (NaNKB)

Booooo bad manners. At least Iwould havecheered for your broncos over all the other afc teams. Now you got me hoping patriots or texans beat your ass.

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 28, 2012 11:09 PM (adaoe)

304 Wouldn't one of American Standard's classier fixtures be more appropriate for an Elder God? Say, "The Acolyte" or "The Sacrifice"? Don't sell yourself short.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 28, 2012 11:10 PM (L2co/)

305 re: "There is some seriously awesome metal bands from the South these days."

So why do you keep linking to Baroness?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pch5aZj8Eo4

A southern metal video so not-false only three hundred people have ever watched it.

And they all died.

Posted by: oblig. is beyond death at December 28, 2012 11:10 PM (cePv8)

306 Look over here!

http://tinyurl.com/d64xrf2
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sdildo at December 28, 2012 11:09 PM (GsoHv)



Nice. Did you see the Upton gif I posted on the ONT last night?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 11:11 PM (IvVLN)

307 Just don't say that around the CV-5 USS Yorktown supporters

My dad worked with a guy that went down on the Lex and the York. Said he was real jittery.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 28, 2012 11:11 PM (RGqtt)

308 Posted by: Arbalest at December 28, 2012 10:37 PM (7tmA9)

Thanks, Arbalest. It would not get very much use at all. I'm not a collector, but having a popular caliber if the SHTF, is always a bonus. I have 5.56/7.62x51/ 7.62x63/.45/.30 Carbine/.41Mag covered.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at December 28, 2012 11:11 PM (Apadx)

309 Heck I think Admiral Cranston's pocket task force of Sollie SDs might be able to take out NCC-1701.
Well, they were from the Invincible Solarian League Navy, after all.

But Kirk would probably have just gone ahead and seduced the SL Admiral (that bitch!) and suborned the entire fleet. Seems like that would be right up his alley.

Posted by: filbert at December 28, 2012 11:11 PM (NaNKB)

310 Speaking of the stupid buy back programs. Wasn't there an AoS post on such a program where someone almost gave away a rare WWII German Sturmgewher-44?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 11:12 PM (aq/Mf)

311 Others?
Posted by: filbert at December 28, 2012 11:02 PM (NaNKB)

I guess that's all of us.

I know Vic of the day walkers is fan.

Posted by: Invictus at December 28, 2012 11:12 PM (OQpzc)

312 Posted by: AltonJackson at December 28, 2012 11:08 PM (JMmQ9)

That's one of the things that I miss about CA. There are no damned gunsmiths in New Jersey!

Now that I have the money to do what I want, I can't find a local guy who is good and whom I can chat with about what I want.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 28, 2012 11:13 PM (GsoHv)

313 Oops, maybe not -- supposed to look like this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gallinago_gallinago_a1.JPG -- next best guess is standing in the water slightly to the right of the larger stick, facing right.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 28, 2012 11:13 PM (kaalw)

314 $100 million lawsuit by 6 year old survivor of Sandy Hook
Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at December 28, 2012 11:09 PM (e8kgV)
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Let me guess which honey hole they'll be fishin' at....... Gun Manufacturers maybe? I feel sorry for the kid, really I do, but who do you sue when the offender had nothing and left nothing.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 28, 2012 11:13 PM (jucos)

315 Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 11:11 PM (IvVLN)

Of course. I am a professional.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 28, 2012 11:14 PM (GsoHv)

316 PMParadise by the dashboard light, your opinion?
Haha. That was a song an old bf and I had. We always ending up laughing our asses off. Sure miss Mitchell. RIP.

Posted by: Infidel at December 28, 2012 11:14 PM (QI2hh)

317 Posted by: lou's a girl at December 28, 2012 11:09 PM (adaoe)
Hey! I
1) knew his name, and
2) knew that he's gone to a better place.

And, judging from the Raiders' performance lately, it's definitely a better place.

Could be worse. You could live in the Kansas City metro. We got Chiefs fans here actively rooting for a Broncos blowout of the Chiefs, just so the owner will do a complete purge of the GM and everybody all the way down.

I dislike the Chiefs perhaps even more than the Raiders, but this shouldn't happen to anybody's home town team. It's ugly here.

Posted by: filbert at December 28, 2012 11:15 PM (NaNKB)

318 Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 28, 2012 11:13 PM (jucos)

School Board?

Posted by: BignJames at December 28, 2012 11:15 PM (HtUkt)

319 304
Wouldn't one of American Standard's classier fixtures be more
appropriate for an Elder God? Say, "The Acolyte" or "The Sacrifice"?
Don't sell yourself short.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 28, 2012 11:10 PM (L2co/)


I don't consider it in the running for "quality time", so I keep it pretty functional.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 28, 2012 11:15 PM (kaalw)

320 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 11:12 PM (aq/Mf)

I would love to do my own buy-back in Newark or some other shithole.

Then turn around and sell the good stuff to more deserving people.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 28, 2012 11:15 PM (GsoHv)

321 The snipe in on the left bank, just above the snow, with it's beak pointing toward the viewer. You can see the stripes on its head and one eye. There are some bent reeds in front of it......

Posted by: NewB at December 28, 2012 11:16 PM (jvg6T)

322 293
Jeremy Clarkson is a jumped up prat with delusions. And he has a mouth that proves what an idiot he is.

The
DeLorean was prototyped in 1976 and production started in 1981. Then
there is the Pontiac Fiero from 84 to 88. While the Mazda RX-7 was
produced throughout the 1980s.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 11:05 PM

I'm giving Clarkson some leeway because he hates Piers Morgan with the heat of a thousand suns and he's saying so on Twitter.

The 84-86 Fieros looked a little too much like the Triumph TR-7 and weren't much better quality. The 87-88 versions were quite nice to look at however.

The Firebirds were quite nice looking and the Camaros weren't bad either, and the RX-7 was one of the better looking 80s cars

That said, most of the 80s vehicles of all makes looked boxy. I blame Lee Ioccoca and the K-Cars

Posted by: kbdabear at December 28, 2012 11:16 PM (wwsoB)

323 316 PMParadise by the dashboard light, your opinion? Haha. That was a song an old bf and I had. We always ending up laughing our asses off. Sure miss Mitchell. RIP.
Posted by: Infidel at December 28, 2012 11:14 PM (QI2hh)

Us too.

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 28, 2012 11:16 PM (adaoe)

324 SAN FRANCISCO—The executive director of San Francisco-based environmental group Rainforest Action Network has died in a swimming accident at a beach near Mexico's Pacific coast resort of Puerto Vallarta, police said Friday.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at December 28, 2012 11:16 PM (e8kgV)

325 CBD


http://tinyurl.com/bskg82e

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 11:16 PM (IvVLN)

326 Lord of the rings Metal Mix is fucking hideous.

Makes me want to vomit in each of their mouths from a height of 15 meters.


Posted by: jeremiah God Damn Barack Obama the Mother Fucking SCoaMF wright at December 28, 2012 11:17 PM (+OTLF)

327 OK, signing off for tonight.

Let's be about it, everyone.

Posted by: filbert at December 28, 2012 11:17 PM (NaNKB)

328 314 $100 million lawsuit by 6 year old survivor of Sandy Hook
Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at December 28, 2012 11:09 PM (e8kgV)
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Let me guess which honey hole they'll be fishin' at....... Gun Manufacturers maybe? I feel sorry for the kid, really I do, but who do you sue when the offender had nothing and left nothing.

They are suing the local and state boards of education

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at December 28, 2012 11:18 PM (e8kgV)

329 @324

Should I be upset?

Posted by: Walter Sobchak at December 28, 2012 11:19 PM (uis79)

330 filbert, geez talk about taking one for the team - Cranston. Bet Kirk would be thinking of oh I don't know Yeoman Rand or that hot Romulan commander.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 11:19 PM (aq/Mf)

331 And, judging from the Raiders' performance lately, it's definitely a better place.

Could
be worse. You could live in the Kansas City metro. We got Chiefs fans
here actively rooting for a Broncos blowout of the Chiefs, just so the
owner will do a complete purge of the GM and everybody all the way down.

I dislike the Chiefs perhaps even more than the Raiders, but this shouldn't happen to anybody's home town team. It's ugly here.


Posted by: filbert at December 28, 2012 11:15 PM

At least they have ownership that listens to fans demanding change. The Jets have to suffer with Woody Johnson probably retaining Mike Tannenbaum and Rex Ryan, which means busting the salary cap to sign a QB who they won't start because Rex doesn't want to admit he made a mistake drafting Mark Sanchez

Posted by: kbdabear at December 28, 2012 11:19 PM (wwsoB)

332
308 98ZJUSMC Waiting ...

" ...having a popular caliber if the SHTF, is always a bonus."


I've thought for a very long time that this is potentially one of the most important, yet frequently overlooked survival strategies.

.300 Weatherby, .228 Lapua, etc., are neat, but of things go wrong, what you have on-hand is it. .357 and .44Mag are almost everywhere, or .38 and 44 Special are. Same with .45, .40, 9mm, etc.

Posted by: Arbalest at December 28, 2012 11:19 PM (7tmA9)

333 321
The snipe in on the left bank, just above the snow, with it's beak
pointing toward the viewer. You can see the stripes on its head and one
eye. There are some bent reeds in front of it......

Posted by: NewB at December 28, 2012 11:16 PM (jvg6T)


That's what I thought it was originally, but my eyes are going wonky now.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 28, 2012 11:20 PM (kaalw)

334 They are suing the local and state boards of education

Great. More of my tax dollars at work, fuckers.

Posted by: Infidel at December 28, 2012 11:20 PM (QI2hh)

335 MERIDEN, Connecticut (Reuters) - A $100 million claim on behalf of a 6-year-old survivor is the first legal action to come out of the Connecticut school shooting that left 26 children and adults dead two weeks ago.

The unidentified client, referred to as Jill Doe, heard "cursing, screaming, and shooting" over the school intercom when the gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, opened fire, according to the claim filed by New Haven-based attorney Irv Pinsky.

"As a consequence, the ... child has sustained emotional and psychological trauma and injury, the nature and extent of which are yet to be determined," the claim said.

Pinsky said he filed a claim on Thursday with state Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr., whose office must give permission before a lawsuit can be filed against the state.

"We all know its going to happen again," Pinsky said on Friday. "Society has to take action."

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at December 28, 2012 11:20 PM (e8kgV)

336 They are suing the local and state boards of education

I wonder what their basis is. Govt has no legal responsibility to protect school kids.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 28, 2012 11:21 PM (TBTjX)

337 317 Posted by: lou's a girl at December 28, 2012 11:09 PM (adaoe)Hey! I 1) knew his name, and2) knew that he's gone to a better place.And, judging from the Raiders' performance lately, it's definitely a better place.Could be worse. You could live in the Kansas City metro. We got Chiefs fans here actively rooting for a Broncos blowout of the Chiefs, just so the owner will do a complete purge of the GM and everybody all the way down.I dislike the Chiefs perhaps even more than the Raiders, but this shouldn't happen to anybody's home town team. It's ugly here.
Posted by: filbert at December 28, 2012 11:15 PM (NaNKB)

Well hope you can beat the Patriots.

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 28, 2012 11:21 PM (adaoe)

338 330
filbert, geez talk about taking one for the team - Cranston. Bet Kirk
would be thinking of oh I don't know Yeoman Rand or that hot Romulan
commander.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 11:19 PM

If I had known that Saavik would put on 200 lbs, I would have done a standing tower with her in that elevator while she was still hot and young

Posted by: Admiral James T Kirk at December 28, 2012 11:22 PM (wwsoB)

339 OK, I think I see it now. It's right by the snake.

Posted by: rtw at December 28, 2012 11:22 PM (Srqj9)

340 > 295
Three women's basketball games this weekend.
> Er, if "weekend" is defined as "the next ten days."

Well, that'll beat being stuck in Fargo for the same amount of time! I've heard good things about the Whiskey Creek Woodfire Grill, from fellow chowhounds.

I hope you have a trip.

Posted by: east of nowhere at December 28, 2012 11:22 PM (an29R)

341 At least they have ownership that listens to fans demanding change. The Jets have to suffer with Woody Johnson probably retaining Mike Tannenbaum and Rex Ryan, which means busting the salary cap to sign a QB who they won't start because Rex doesn't want to admit he made a mistake drafting Mark Sanchez

And the Raiders will never get rid of the GM Jr. Maybe when I retire.

Posted by: Infidel at December 28, 2012 11:22 PM (QI2hh)

342 , heard "cursing, screaming, and shooting" over the school intercom

Which is different than network TV how?


Posted by: @PurpAv at December 28, 2012 11:23 PM (TBTjX)

343 Yeah anna some lady brought a STG/MP44 to a buyback. It was in her attic, probably a war bring home from her father/grandfather. The gun was non functional and in pretty bad shape. The police running the buyback told her to take it back home and sell it to a firearms museum or a collector. She stood to make a lot more than whatever paltry amt they were offering.

Posted by: helofixer at December 28, 2012 11:23 PM (uIc0j)

344 So this is from the magazine linked in the lawsuit story:

http://tinyurl.com/d6weqt5

So I'm wondering, which one has been around the block more? That looks like one high mileage vehicle, and I'm not talking about the Datsun, IYKWIMAITYD

Posted by: Double entendre at December 28, 2012 11:23 PM (aH+zP)

345 I think Jill Doe et al are fishing for money. That the governments will just pay her family the money to make the case go away before trial.

Think about it. Put a 6 year old girl on the stand, even as video tape with a therapist, a jury of 12 will find for the plaintiff even when showed the girl's family is a bunch of heroin smoking demons from an Islamic hell. So I fully expect the sued parties to settle out of court. Which will breed more lawsuits. And more settlements because its not the government's own money they are paying out, but taxpayer money.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 11:24 PM (aq/Mf)

346 "Society has to take action."

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at December 28, 2012 11:20 PM (e8kgV)


kill all the lawyers....kill 'em tonight

Posted by: BignJames at December 28, 2012 11:25 PM (HtUkt)

347
297 Alton Jackson

A testament to superior engineering and manufacture by Ruger.

Colt's manufacturing standards are quite high, but sometimes the "high precision" part, in the form of tight tolerances and/or design to predicted stress level (which turns out to be too close to one or more limits), causes ... issues ...

Posted by: Arbalest at December 28, 2012 11:25 PM (7tmA9)

348 kill all the lawyers....kill 'em tonight

Well that would take care of the office mate. Hmmmm.

Posted by: Infidel at December 28, 2012 11:26 PM (QI2hh)

349 Everyone heard the screaming cursing and shooting over the schools intercom and every child in that school suffered to some extent. Are they all entitled to a settlement? I also thought that governments are exempt from civil lawsuits. Can someone out there put me to some fucking knowledge?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 28, 2012 11:27 PM (jucos)

350 Survived both Lexington and Yorktown sinkings. Yeah that would be cause for the jitters.

After visiting relatives found out my deceased step-grandfather was in every landing in the ETO it seems. North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and Normandy. As a combat engineer. And he had the nightmares to prove it.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 11:28 PM (aq/Mf)

351 Unfortunately I've been at work during the day so I've miss him posting but have gotten to see his idiocy, so I give a request to the fellow morons: When the stupid troll Mike Hunt shows up again could you ask him about fellating his girlfriend and if he thinks Barack Obama is a lot like Captain America?

Thanks in advance.

Posted by: buzzion at December 28, 2012 11:29 PM (GULKT)

352 After visiting relatives found out my deceased step-grandfather was in every landing in the ETO it seems. North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and Normandy. As a combat engineer. And he had the nightmares to prove it.
I thank him for his service!

Posted by: Infidel at December 28, 2012 11:30 PM (QI2hh)

353 341 At least they have ownership that listens to fans demanding change. The Jets have to suffer with Woody Johnson probably retaining Mike Tannenbaum and Rex Ryan, which means busting the salary cap to sign a QB who they won't start because Rex doesn't want to admit he made a mistake drafting Mark Sanchez And the Raiders will never get rid of the GM Jr. Maybe when I retire.
Posted by: Infidel at December 28, 2012 11:22 PM (QI2hh)

I dont agree, the Raiders are money makers for the NFL, and if they continue to suck, it will bring the whole league down, some rap fucker or jz will buy them and they will start to do good.
But I will no longer be a fan when this happens, just my opinion!
I think the NFL has become the wwf, so.

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 28, 2012 11:31 PM (adaoe)

354 When the stupid troll Mike Hunt shows up again could
you ask him about fellating his girlfriend and if he thinks Barack
Obama is a lot like Captain America?



Thanks in advance.

Posted by: buzzion at December 28, 2012 11:29 PM

Is Mike Hunt a sock being used by our old friend palin steele?

Posted by: kbdabear at December 28, 2012 11:31 PM (wwsoB)

355 NFL has become the wwf

That happened decades ago.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 28, 2012 11:33 PM (TBTjX)

356 >>>That said, most of the 80s vehicles of all makes looked boxy. I blame Lee Ioccoca and the K-Cars

Not Lotus or Lamborghini?

Posted by: garrett at December 28, 2012 11:33 PM (uR3yC)

357 Is Mike Hunt a sock being used by our old friend palin steele?
Posted by: kbdabear at December 28, 2012 11:31 PM (wwsoB)


That is the vibe I got from just reading a few of his comments, hence the request. So you know also ask him about "working" as an unpaid intern, and his claim to having a law degree but not wanting to use it.

Posted by: buzzion at December 28, 2012 11:34 PM (GULKT)

358 355 NFL has become the wwfThat happened decades ago.
Posted by: @PurpAv at December 28, 2012 11:33 PM (TBTjX)
Yep

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 28, 2012 11:34 PM (adaoe)

359 ... "cursing, screaming, and shooting" ...

Sounds like a normal showing of Django Unchained

Posted by: Dewey, Cheatem & Howe at December 28, 2012 11:34 PM (e8kgV)

360 >> Is Mike Hunt a sock being used by our old friend palin steele?

I see what you did there.

Posted by: garrett at December 28, 2012 11:34 PM (uR3yC)

361 >>>That said, most of the 80s vehicles of all makes looked boxy. I blame Lee Ioccoca and the K-Cars
--------------------------------------------------------
My '82 Citation was classy.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 28, 2012 11:35 PM (jucos)

362 Posted by: kbdabear at December 28, 2012 11:31 PM (wwsoB)

Is Mike Hunt a sock being used by our old friend palin steele?


Ask him to discuss "moral authority" ... to be sure ...

Posted by: Arbalest at December 28, 2012 11:36 PM (7tmA9)

363 The Forever Lazy is proof of the decline of culture.

Posted by: buzzion at December 28, 2012 11:36 PM (GULKT)

364 Infidel, there was one thing that was really special. Grandfather had kept his whole life a card and my uncle showed it to me. It was the right size to be held in a wallet. On one side was a depiction of angels. On the other side it was for Christmas December 25th 1943 in Tunisia. And it had a prayer on it. I wish now I had snapped a picture of that card.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 11:38 PM (aq/Mf)

365 I dont agree, the Raiders are money makers for the NFL, and if they continue to suck, it will bring the whole league down, some rap fucker or jz will buy them and they will start to do good. But I will no longer be a fan when this happens, just my opinion! I think the NFL has become the wwf, so.


Absolutely agree lou's girl. I have just about has it with the NFL. Nothing but thugs anymore.

Posted by: Infidel at December 28, 2012 11:38 PM (QI2hh)

366 133 Dear CV-6 supporters. Just don't say that around the CV-5 USS Yorktown supporters. They just might go out and cut a fire hose into suitable lengths to flog you. While IJN Hiryu survivors will try to use their walkers as bar stools on you.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 10:16 PM (aq/Mf)

They can join forces. It was our plans flying off the deck of the Big E that did most of the damage that sent Hiryu down. ;p

Posted by: Weirddave, Yorktown groupie at December 28, 2012 11:39 PM (aH+zP)

367 So which is better? The Starship Enterprise Or The USS Enterprise (CVN 65/80)?








One was designed to be the flagship of an interstellar diplomatic and peacekeeping force.

The other was designed to put boot to ass for our country with black-hearted and ruthless efficiency.

The answer is blindingly obvious.

'sup jackwagons.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 28, 2012 11:41 PM (QRf5S)

368 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 11:38 PM (aq/Mf)

Cool. We all wish we had done those things. That's why I do them now. Some things you just can't get back.

Posted by: Infidel at December 28, 2012 11:42 PM (QI2hh)

369 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun
effin BUY IT at that price!

Posted by: conantthelibertarian at December 28, 2012 11:44 PM (9h6uO)

370 Byron York tweets that Senate Bill will be to do permanent extension of tax rates under $500k.
Spending cut debate will be deferred until debt ceiling hike debate.
We'll see ....

Posted by: carolina at December 28, 2012 11:45 PM (/M0gK)

371 Ptarmigans are very well camouflaged. I visited Mt Rainier in 1977, and they were right in front of me, making calls, and I could not see them.

Posted by: gp at December 28, 2012 11:46 PM (mk9aG)

372 Ridiculous lawsuits? A man is in the hospital with a painful condition, he begs for help, he's ignored while the asshole hospital staff watches a sporting event on TV, and as a result suffers for months. Hospital staff should be allowed to ignore patients?

The only reason this suit made the "crazy" list is because we're supposed to find dick injuries to be humorous. If it was his arm instead of his dick, nobody would be laughing.

The author was too chickenshit to call the lawsuits "frivolous," because that implies zero legal merit, and could constitute defamation (to wrongly accuse someone of bringing a frivolous suit). In other words, the author isn't man enough to say that these lawsuits are frivolous, only that they are "crazy."

There's a lawsuit alleging religious discrimination in hiring. That's not "crazy." We have laws saying that you can't discriminate based on religion in hiring someone. Why is it crazy to want that law to be enforced? In this economy, if you get fucked out of a job because of a prejudiced boss, that's a big deal. I have no idea who is telling the truth, but it's not "crazy" to sue.

The Matt Damon "Promised Land" movie was funded by Arab oil interests. Who do you think is funding the anti-lawsuit propaganda campaign? Insurance companies.

The insurance companies take money up front in exchange for promising to pay out later if certain contingencies occur. But like all other rich bastards, once they get the money, they don't want to part with it, even if those contingencies occur. They use all kinds of dirty tricks to try to weasel out of paying. In doing so, they're trying to weasel out of contracts. When insurance companies get away with it, they're undermining freedom of contract, which is repugnant to a real libertarian.

Posted by: Daryl Herbert at December 28, 2012 11:48 PM (6YReu)

373 Posted by: Daryl Herbert at December 28, 2012 11:48 PM (6YReu)

Where did you copy and paste that diatribe from?

Posted by: Infidel at December 28, 2012 11:52 PM (QI2hh)

374 hi all
thanx for the ONT CDR M

Posted by: chemjeff at December 28, 2012 11:52 PM (BBWjt)

375 Infidel, probably from Diatribes-R-Us.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 11:52 PM (aq/Mf)

376 Yep, game birds are hard to see . That's why they make bird dogs.

Posted by: garrett at December 28, 2012 11:53 PM (uR3yC)

377 Don't get me wrong. I agree with some of it, but this is the ONT. I deal with atty's and Dr's all freaking day. I come here for a break.

Posted by: Infidel at December 28, 2012 11:54 PM (QI2hh)

378 Chemjeff!!!!!!!!

How goes it with Velma? Did dinner get you some nookie?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 28, 2012 11:55 PM (RGqtt)

379 372 Ridiculous lawsuits? A man is in the hospital with a painful condition, he begs for help, he's ignored while the asshole hospital staff watches a sporting event on TV, and as a result suffers for months. Hospital staff should be allowed to ignore patients? Welcome to obamacare!!

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 28, 2012 11:56 PM (adaoe)

380 bebe, well, a gentleman does not kiss and tell.
but, let's just say that there was some nekkidness involved

Posted by: chemjeff at December 28, 2012 11:56 PM (BBWjt)

381 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7vCww3j2-w

steny hoyer is listening to this today

Posted by: pointsnfigures at December 28, 2012 11:57 PM (EBPRt)

382 , a gentleman does not kiss and tell.

Heh. Did not expect a tell all. That's why I said nookie, it's nicely vague.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 28, 2012 11:58 PM (RGqtt)

383 thread needs toonz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEE6oQyhImQ

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 28, 2012 11:59 PM (8sCoq)

384 380 bebe, well, a gentleman does not kiss and tell.
but, let's just say that there was some nekkidness involved

Posted by: chemjeff at December 28, 2012 11:56 PM (BBWjt)



Gentleman? Has a Moron ever been described as such?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 29, 2012 12:00 AM (IvVLN)

385 380
bebe, well, a gentleman does not kiss and tell.
but, let's just say that there was some nekkidness involved


Posted by: chemjeff at December 28, 2012 11:56 PM (BBWjt)

Okay, we don't want to hear about the kissing, but tell us about the other stuff going on. Over the pants handy?
Please let it be a spicy story.

Posted by: MrCaniac at December 29, 2012 12:00 AM (Zd/NW)

386 a gentleman does not kiss and tell.

Style Guide says : Youmay slap, tickle and tell .

Posted by: garrett at December 29, 2012 12:01 AM (uR3yC)

387 let's just say that there was some nekkidness involved


You took off your pants at Applebee's?

Posted by: fluffy at December 29, 2012 12:01 AM (z9HTb)

388 to go with the Enterprise theme:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCARADb9asE

Posted by: chemjeff at December 29, 2012 12:01 AM (BBWjt)

389 Night all

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 29, 2012 12:03 AM (adaoe)

390 okay, yes, there was some nookie. and no it was not at Applebee's.

Posted by: chemjeff at December 29, 2012 12:04 AM (BBWjt)

391 good night, newlywed lou!

Posted by: chemjeff at December 29, 2012 12:04 AM (BBWjt)

392 Night lou!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 29, 2012 12:04 AM (IvVLN)

393 Judas Priest Live from the US Festival 83 on VH1C right now.

Posted by: garrett at December 29, 2012 12:04 AM (uR3yC)

394 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 28, 2012 10:22 PM (bxiXv)

How much are you thinking will be needed to do it right? I'm guessing documentaries are cheaper than feature films with known talent, but that leaves a lot of room between $0 and $whatever-the-amount.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 12:04 AM (wbeNt)

395 390 okay, yes, there was some nookie. and no it was not at Applebee's.

Posted by: chemjeff at December 29, 2012 12:04 AM (BBWjt)




Backseat? Always a smooth move.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 29, 2012 12:05 AM (IvVLN)

396 There's a lawsuit alleging religious discrimination in hiring. That's
not "crazy." We have laws saying that you can't discriminate based on
religion in hiring someone. Why is it crazy to want that law to be
enforced? In this economy, if you get fucked out of a job because of a
prejudiced boss, that's a big deal. I have no idea who is telling the
truth, but it's not "crazy" to sue.
Daryl Herbert at December 28, 2012 11:48 PM (6YReu)


I don't understand why a small business owner cannot create the kind of work environment he wants. If my husband and I were rich, we'd love to have a business where we could hire all the teens from our church for the summer. We'd give them a safe place to work that their parents could trust, and we'd get kids that are more likely to work hard. Why is that wrong?


Posted by: Pentangle at December 29, 2012 12:05 AM (iTeEA)

397 Chemjeff!!!!!!!! How goes it with Velma? Did dinner get you some nookie?
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 28, 2012 11:55 PM (RGqtt)


And that's why I love youse guys.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2012 12:06 AM (QI2hh)

398 I see some mention of the "American Standard" plumbing accessory.

I have a long experience with American Standard.

I grew to love that porcelain goddess, and often worshipped at her throat in College.

I found the extra 'porcelain meat" on the rim allowed a headrest for which to project young person vomit.

I think they make the American Standard in China now.

Geez! The end of an era I tells ya!

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 29, 2012 12:06 AM (TIhM9)

399 A Washington attorney suing the Obama administration for access to alias emails sent by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson claims that a recent decision by the Justice Department to release thousands of those emails next month contributed to her resigning Thursday.

Jackson, in a brief written statement, said Thursday she is leaving the EPA after four years on the job, for "new challenges, time with my family and new opportunities to make a difference."

The agency did not offer an explanation. But Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said the scrutiny over the alias emails is clearly a factor.

"Life's full of coincidences, but this is too many," he told FoxNews.com. "She had no choice."

Horner and CEI earlier this year had sued the EPA for documents pertaining to Jackson's use of alias email accounts. She was said to operate under the name "Richard Windsor" -- the use of those accounts has since drawn the scrutiny of Republican members of Congress, as well as triggered an audit by the EPA inspector general.

According to court documents, the EPA -- represented by the Justice Department -- two weeks ago agreed to release as many as 12,000 emails pertaining to the CEI request beginning by Jan. 14, at a rate of 3,000 documents per month. The court accepted the schedule last week.

Horner said the increased scrutiny on the alias account, coupled with what those emails might contain regarding the administration's alleged "war on coal," likely contributed to Jackson's announcement Thursday.

Posted by: Dewey, Cheatem & Howe at December 29, 2012 12:07 AM (e8kgV)

400 The Matt Damon "Promised Land" movie was funded by
Arab oil interests. Who do you think is funding the anti-lawsuit
propaganda campaign? Insurance companies.



The insurance companies take money up front in exchange for
promising to pay out later if certain contingencies occur. But like all
other rich bastards, once they get the money, they don't want to part
with it, even if those contingencies occur. They use all kinds of dirty
tricks to try to weasel out of paying. In doing so, they're trying to
weasel out of contracts. When insurance companies get away with it,
they're undermining freedom of contract, which is repugnant to a real
libertarian.

Posted by: Daryl Herbert at December 28, 2012 11:48 PM (6YReu)

But those meslotheloma commercials are public service announcements, right?
To tell you the truth, after owning a company for 25 years, I sure as hell like the insurance companies a hell of a lot more than plaintiffs' attorneys. When you get sued by someone because an employee did something away from work, on his own time, that wasn't even involving your company, but your company is a "big name" in town, and the plaintiff's lawyer knows that you will settle because it will cost X$ to hire attorneys, and they know you will settle for X-1$.

Posted by: MrCaniac at December 29, 2012 12:08 AM (Zd/NW)

401 MrCaniac, man that sucks

yeah the way I see it is, in an ideal world, we would keep each other accountable via lawsuits and a robust judicial system, but we are so far from an ideal world, lawsuits nowadays just serve as nuisances and "lotto", not as a method for accountability

Posted by: chemjeff at December 29, 2012 12:11 AM (BBWjt)

402 the ONT is devolving into legalese


quick

http://is.gd/hGrWbQ

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 29, 2012 12:11 AM (8sCoq)

403 where did everyone go?
don't make me play Plants vs Zombies again
man that game is addictive

Posted by: chemjeff at December 29, 2012 12:11 AM (BBWjt)

404
quick

http://is.gd/hGrWbQ


Posted by: Jones in CO at December 29, 2012 12:11 AM (8sCoq)

thank you for that

Posted by: chemjeff at December 29, 2012 12:12 AM (BBWjt)

405 Nice Jones in CO. May have to put the CCR CD's on to clean house tomorrow and piss off the neighbors.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2012 12:12 AM (QI2hh)

406
But those meslotheloma commercials are public service announcements, right?
To
tell you the truth, after owning a company for 25 years, I sure as hell
like the insurance companies a hell of a lot more than plaintiffs'
attorneys. When you get sued by someone because an employee did
something away from work, on his own time, that wasn't even involving
your company, but your company is a "big name" in town, and the
plaintiff's lawyer knows that you will settle because it will cost X$ to
hire attorneys, and they know you will settle for X-1$.


Posted by: MrCaniac at December 29, 2012 12:08 AM (Zd/NW)

Well shit, part got cut off.
It should have "having the insurance company step in to handle everything is a Godsend."

Posted by: MrCaniac at December 29, 2012 12:12 AM (Zd/NW)

407 quick

I'm out.

*slaps 20 down*

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 29, 2012 12:15 AM (QupBk)

408 Isn't Doug dead yet!

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2012 12:16 AM (QI2hh)

409 >
Nice Jones in CO. May have to put the CCR CD's on to clean house tomorrow and piss off the neighbors.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2012 12:12 AM (QI2hh)

I have been hooked on CCR since I was 11 and heard "Born On The Bayou" over fun park speakers at the beach one summer night

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 29, 2012 12:17 AM (8sCoq)

410 "Obama was a great hope for change"

RT: It took both of you almost five years to produce this series. And in it you have a chapter called Obama: Management of a Wounded Empire. You give a harsh critique of the Obama administration. What in your eyes has been the most troubling aspect of his presidency, Oliver?

Oliver Stone: I think under the disguise of sheep’s clothing he has been a wolf. That because of the nightmare of the Bush presidency that preceded him, people forgave him a lot. He was a great hope for change. The color of his skin, the upbringing, the internationalism, the globalism, seemed all evident. And he is an intelligent man. He has taken all the Bush changes he basically put them into the establishment, he has codified them. That is what is sad. So we are going into the second administration that is living outside the law and does not respect the law and foundations of our system and he is a constitutional lawyer, you know. Without the law, it is the law of the jungle. Nuremburg existed for a reason and there was a reason to have trials, there is a reason for due process – ‘habeas corpus’ as they call it in the United States.

Posted by: Dewey, Cheatem & Howe at December 29, 2012 12:17 AM (e8kgV)

411 I love CCR. Heard them the first time at about 8 or 9. Then a year later got my first ride from a neighbor. Hooked ever since.

OT Death to lawyers.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2012 12:19 AM (QI2hh)

412 Yet if I were to have Oliver Stone killed, I'd be the one going to jail. That's modern America for you.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 29, 2012 12:19 AM (QupBk)

413 FORMER England captain and cricket commentator Tony Greig has died after suffering a heart attack. He was 66.

Posted by: Willie Mays at December 29, 2012 12:19 AM (e8kgV)

414 Oh gawd... a new Charlie the Unicorn video....

http://youtu.be/wbF9nLhOqLU

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2012 12:20 AM (aq/Mf)

415 EIGHT US sailors are suing the Tokyo utility that operates the Fukushima nuclear power plant, charging that the company lied about the high level of radiation in the area where they were carrying out a humanitarian mission after the tsunami that triggered the reactor crisis.

The lawsuit was filed in US District Court in San Diego last week against Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), which is owned by the Japanese government.

Plaintiffs include the infant daughter of two of the sailors who was born seven months after the March 2011 disaster.

The sailors served on the San Diego-based aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, which was carrying out Operation Tomadachi ferrying food and water to citizens in the city of Sendai in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami.

The sailors claim the Japanese government repeatedly said there was no danger to the carrier crew "all the while lying through their teeth about the reactor meltdowns" so rescuers would "rush into an unsafe area".

Posted by: Dewey, Cheatem & Howe at December 29, 2012 12:21 AM (e8kgV)

416 Plaintiffs include the infant daughter of two of the sailors who was born seven months after the March 2011 disaster.

???

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 29, 2012 12:22 AM (QupBk)

417
406 MrCaniac

"having the insurance company step in to handle everything is a Godsend."


First, 2 serious questions: 1) how much, as a percentage, does your company insurance premium increase if you are sued and there is an out-of-court settlement, and 2) if you end up in court, does it matter if you win or lose?

Then some things, perhaps personal: If the plaintiff gets money, once their lawyer gets his cut, 1) do they ever feel like they've been ripped-off, and 2) do they ever come after you?

Posted by: Arbalest at December 29, 2012 12:23 AM (7tmA9)

418 Anna Puma - How on God's green earth do you find that stuff?

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2012 12:23 AM (QI2hh)

419 #410: I talked with zombie Sigmund Freud and we both noticed the same thing: "The color of his skin."

Posted by: AmishDude at December 29, 2012 12:24 AM (KhDE5)

420 @411 CCR rules!

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 29, 2012 12:24 AM (e8RJv)

421 416
Plaintiffs include the infant daughter of two of the sailors who was born seven months after the March 2011 disaster.



???

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 29, 2012 12:22 AM (QupBk)

Biology, how does it fk'n work?

Posted by: chemjeff at December 29, 2012 12:25 AM (BBWjt)

422 Don't thank me Judge, thank Jones on CO. But I do agree.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2012 12:26 AM (QI2hh)

423 INDIA'S leader has called for calm and parts of New Delhi have been sealed off after the death this morning of a woman whose gang rape sparked protests over violence against women.

As the woman's family prepared to fly her body home from Singapore, Delhi's top police officer today urged people to mourn her death peacefully.

Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar requested people maintain calm across the city, according to a statement from his office that also announced that the area around the India Gate monument and 10 metro stations would be closed to the public.

The measures to limit protests came as Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said he was deeply saddened by the death of the 23-year-old woman and that the protests that erupted in the aftermath of her assault were "understandable".

"I am deeply saddened to learn that the unfortunate victim of the brutal assault that took place on December 16 in New Delhi has succumbed to the grievous injuries she suffered following that attack," he wrote on his website.

"We have already seen the emotions and energies this incident has generated. These are perfectly understandable reactions from a young India and an India that genuinely desires change.

"I want to tell them (her family) and the nation that while she may have lost her battle for life, it is up to us all to ensure that her death will not have been in vain."

India has been rocked by mass protests since the woman was assaulted on a bus in New Delhi by a group of six men.


... Sen Dianne Feinstein is seeking legislation to cut off all penises as a safeguard against such an attack in the US

Posted by: Baron Münchhausen at December 29, 2012 12:27 AM (e8kgV)

424 Nite all.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2012 12:27 AM (QI2hh)

425 Infidel, don't ask me. YouTube had it up... since I knew of the previous I knew this would be horrible...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2012 12:28 AM (aq/Mf)

426 How much are you thinking will be needed to do it right? I'm guessing documentaries are cheaper than feature films with known talent, but that leaves a lot of room between $0 and $whatever-the-amount.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 12:04 AM (wbeNt)


2016 was $2.5 million. And most of the research was done for that already.

It would require travel, interviews, research, Teh Eeebul Lawyers, etc. Unless someone has done most of the research, in which case you pay them for it.

There was a good one on the UN and corruption, "U.N. Me", and there have been others, but we don't do this kind of thing much. Even our online work seems to be short-attention-span, the peeps maintaining the Obama Scandals page dropped out, most of the detail-heavy researchers stay obscure because people's eyes cross and glaze over.

Hell, people even bitch about 3-page movie reviews.

We do need a "conservative" or at least objective "Michael Moore," I'd volunteer but I'm not a film buff enough, and if I gained that much weight I'd stroke out.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 29, 2012 12:29 AM (bxiXv)

427 yeah the way I see it is, in an ideal world, we
would keep each other accountable via lawsuits and a robust judicial
system, but we are so far from an ideal world, lawsuits nowadays just
serve as nuisances and "lotto", not as a method for accountability


Posted by: chemjeff at December 29, 2012 12:11 AM (BBWjt)

The worst one happened a few years ago here. An elderly couple set up a day care at their house, the husband was out mowing the lawn, and while backing down a hill, ran over and killed a little boy that was at the daycare. The daycare owners were sued. Then Lowe's who sold the mower was sued. Then the manufacturer was sued. The daycare owner didn't even buy it at Lowes, he bought it from a salvage yard. At the trial, the lawyers said that the mower didn't have a safety feature that would disengage the blade when backing up, the manufacturer stated that feature hadn't even been invented when that mower was manufactured. And by the way, that mower had been salvaged and repaired by the owner and he made it dangerous.
Long story short, the daycare owners were a sympathetic older couple that the parents "loved", so they were dropped from the suit right before the jury's verdict. Lowes was dismissed by the judge because they were not even the middleman. The manufacturer had a $2 million verdict delivered against it. Every attorney in town was stunned by it, and after that the ones that I am friends with all say that they don't trust any jury to actually deliver the "proper verdict" anymore.

Posted by: MrCaniac at December 29, 2012 12:30 AM (Zd/NW)

428 [Then some things, perhaps personal: If the plaintiff gets money, once
their lawyer gets his cut, 1) do they ever feel like they've been
ripped-off, and 2) do they ever come after you?



Plaintiff signs a release. He can't come after you once the case is settled, no matter what.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2012 12:31 AM (1bYaK)

429 I am not posting the link to this. Ever. The First Lady reads 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' on YouTube.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2012 12:32 AM (aq/Mf)

430 and after that the ones that I am friends with all say that they don't trust any jury to actually deliver the "proper verdict" anymore.
Posted by: MrCaniac at December 29, 2012 12:30 AM (Zd/NW)


Those big judgements are often reduced greatly or overturned during appeal.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 29, 2012 12:32 AM (l86i3)

431 has succumbed to the grievous injuries she suffered following that attack," he wrote on his website.

You know, we can all read the stories we want. The statement above is wrong. She suffered those during the attacks. Fuck 3rd world countries. I'm buyin more ammo tomorrow. He didn't even have the balls to make that statement in public.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2012 12:32 AM (QI2hh)

432 33
I killed a scorpion in my house the other day....anyone else got scorpions in their house?
*****************

Not in my house, but on my shoulder.

Posted by: Guy in "Predator" at December 29, 2012 12:33 AM (HVtRc)

433 Also, Chemjeff, you da man!

But I would have just said "things are going well."

The internet, she is permanent (except for old things you desperately want that never make it into The Wayback Machine).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 29, 2012 12:33 AM (bxiXv)

434 Ok here's more music\


Garbage with Shirley Manson- "Stupid Girl" from VH1 Fashion Awards 1996

except... there's something wrong with her blouse and her right boob keeps flashing you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1bctgI4t0s

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 29, 2012 12:33 AM (8sCoq)

435
428 Cicero

I meant as a result of being thoroughly internally cleaned by his lawyer ...

Posted by: Arbalest at December 29, 2012 12:33 AM (7tmA9)

436 Dammit, I though TT was a lock in this game but they have pissed it way with penalties.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 29, 2012 12:34 AM (QupBk)

437 and after that the ones that I am friends with all say that they don't
trust any jury to actually deliver the "proper verdict" anymore.

Posted by: MrCaniac at December 29, 2012 12:30 AM (Zd/NW)



Juries aren't as bad as their reputation, at least in my experience. A lot of it just comes down to the quality of the lawyering.

The THREAT of a jury is a big incentive to settle, though.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2012 12:34 AM (1bYaK)

438 If the story about the dude with the penis problem is accurate, he probably has a good case.

That shit can do PERMANENT damage in a hurry.

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

Yeah, it's funny, but it's also a serious medical emergency.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI at December 29, 2012 12:34 AM (AMoyz)

439 Plaintiff signs a release. He can't come after you once the case is settled, no matter what.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2012 12:31 AM (1bYaK)

One of the funniest videos I have ever seen was an old guy shooting at a lawyer as he was hiding behind a tree. The old man shot 4 or five times without hitting him but the lawyer was shitting his pants.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 29, 2012 12:34 AM (l86i3)

440 I meant as a result of being thoroughly internally cleaned by his lawyer ...

That's between him and his lawyer. He can't blame the defendant for himself being stupid enough to sign a contingent fee agreement that gives his lawyer half of his recovery.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2012 12:35 AM (1bYaK)

441 Spiderman's got herself a nice plump little mons veneris/pudenda.

Based on Kate Upton's success, she'll go far.

Posted by: Jim Sonweed at December 29, 2012 12:35 AM (HVtRc)

442 AoS night shift coming on. Captain Bean reporting for duty!

India has draconian gun laws like Obama wants to implement.

Do you think that poor abused girl would have liked to have had a gun to preserve her life and send them rapers straight to hell?

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 29, 2012 12:36 AM (e8RJv)

443 Posted by: Jones in CO at December 29, 2012 12:33 AM (8sCoq)

Oh man, my Ipod is full of shirlet manson, I like paranoid and bleed like me. I adore the woman.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 29, 2012 12:36 AM (l86i3)

444 Sorry about the rant. Bad couple days at work. My apologies.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2012 12:37 AM (QI2hh)

445 "anyone else got scorpions in their house?"

Yeah. We call it "SCOAMF".

Posted by: The United States of America at December 29, 2012 12:37 AM (AMoyz)

446 One of the funniest videos I have ever seen was an old guy shooting at a
lawyer as he was hiding behind a tree. The old man shot 4 or five times
without hitting him but the lawyer was shitting his pants.



That was in Van Nuys. I've tried cases in that courthouse. Wasn't so funny to me, for some reason.

For that reason I carry a Halliburton Zero briefcase at all times.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2012 12:37 AM (1bYaK)

447 Time for some K-pop
http://youtu.be/XvS5lDZdHZw

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2012 12:37 AM (aq/Mf)

448 For that reason I carry a Halliburton Zero briefcase at all times.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2012 12:37 AM (1bYaK)

What's that?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 29, 2012 12:39 AM (l86i3)

449 Merovign @426

Thanks for the info. That's well beyond my budget, although I could kick in at least a little. How do those "Kickstarter" fundraisers work? It sounds like they can do really well if there's already an interested core of people, but I'm guessing we rarely/never hear of those that die on the vine.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 12:40 AM (wbeNt)

450 >Oh man, my Ipod is full of shirlet manson, I like paranoid and bleed like me. I adore the woman.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet,


yeah, I'd say they're my favorite band. I'm a Garbage 'completeist' meaning I have to have everything of theirs- songs, cds, videos, cd singles, etc

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 29, 2012 12:41 AM (8sCoq)

451 What's that?


This. http://tinyurl.com/coelaku

Full of papers and with its thick leather interior, I figure it will stop at least a small caliber bullet if necessary.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2012 12:41 AM (1bYaK)

452 Cicero must be an atty. I remember Van Nuys. I lived there then. Sheesh, it was horrible.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2012 12:42 AM (QI2hh)

453 Full of papers and with its thick leather interior, I figure it will stop at least a small caliber bullet if necessary.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2012 12:41 AM (1bYaK)

I'm surprised that doesn't happen more especially in domestic cases.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 29, 2012 12:42 AM (l86i3)

454 that spidy chick in body paint?

If body paint has zippers or clasps then yes :-p

Posted by: bill-o at December 29, 2012 12:43 AM (AWwDY)

455 Garbage with Shirley Manson- "Stupid Girl" from VH1 Fashion Awards 1996

Garbage doing "Run Baby Run" live in Istanbul:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA-qEB_i1GI

Shirley Manson ... that girl can wear a short skirt and boots ...

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 29, 2012 12:43 AM (NnjfU)

456 Polliwogette, re: Kickstarter. Take a look at all the incentives, er bribes, some are offering to get their films made. Might give you ideas on how to make it attractive. Or discourage you.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2012 12:44 AM (aq/Mf)

457 Shirley Manson ... that girl can wear a short skirt and boots ...
Posted by: Waterhouse at December 29, 2012 12:43 AM (NnjfU)


Some guys need the big boobs thing. I've always liked them long and lean.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 29, 2012 12:44 AM (l86i3)

458 Scorpions, I had em in the house in Vegas, in the house all over. And then we had those critters called "wind scorpions" outside.

I got rid of em, except for that CD of the Scorpions.

My 2nd wife took that house in the divorce.

Any allegations I paid a scorpion rancher to reintroduce shitloads of scorpions to said house is complete hyperbole!

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 29, 2012 12:45 AM (e8RJv)

459 452 Cicero

I figured it was a competing product to this:

http://tinyurl.com/6nobd8l

Posted by: Arbalest at December 29, 2012 12:46 AM (7tmA9)

460 that spidy chick in body paint? -Moron #3 at December 28, 2012 09:46 PM (jfSqj)

Well! That cause anyone else to hurry back up for a second look at her?

Evening's all. Happy four calling birds day. Tasty, delicious fried calling birds....

Posted by: That Merry Mindful Guy at December 29, 2012 12:46 AM (ma3QC)

461 Any allegations I paid a scorpion rancher to reintroduce shitloads of scorpions to said house is complete hyperbole!

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 29, 2012 12:45 AM (e8RJv)

I stuffed raw shrimp in an exes cutain rods once. That reeked.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 29, 2012 12:47 AM (l86i3)

462 Some Cake - Short Skirt, Long Jacket
http://youtu.be/odNS5CVchFg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2012 12:48 AM (aq/Mf)

463 Some guys need the big boobs thing. I've always liked them long and lean.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 29, 2012 12:44 AM (l86i3)




Not a fan of long boobs, but to each his own.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 29, 2012 12:48 AM (IvVLN)

464 So I have a choice between the following movies to see tomorrow;

The Words, Arbitrage, A Thousand Words, Hope
Springs

Any moron takes on them?

Posted by: 18-1 at December 29, 2012 12:49 AM (AUeaU)

465 but I'm guessing we rarely/never hear of those that die on the vine.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 12:40 AM (wbeNt)


Yup, many of those.

Basically, the other side has hardcore education camps and softcore control of everyone else's education and most of the "news."

We have some blogs and a couple magazines, and half a news channel, and some radio shows.

We don't have much, and we really aren't doing that much with it. Some successes, yes, but the pendulum, she is not swinging the way we want her to.

Part of it is that most of us, myself included, don't like inserting our political winkies into Every Damned Thing. They do. So what we declare should be non-partisan, they dominate.

We also think that news should be even-handed, so we play it straight and they jump on that end of the scale. *AND* they use that to bash us when we are partisan.

And it was that way before I even got here. Kind of discouraging, some days.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 29, 2012 12:49 AM (bxiXv)

466 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2012 12:48 AM (aq/Mf)

Good song, and you know what boys like.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 29, 2012 12:50 AM (l86i3)

467 I'm surprised that doesn't happen more especially in domestic cases.


It does. The first job I got out off college was a law firm that had a partner killed by a disgruntled x husband who then committed suicide. Right there in the corner office. Then there was the wife beater, and on and on and on. An this is a fairly small town.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2012 12:51 AM (QI2hh)

468
First, 2 serious questions: 1) how much, as a
percentage, does your company insurance premium increase if you are sued
and there is an out-of-court settlement, and 2) if you end up in court,
does it matter if you win or lose?



Then some things, perhaps personal: If the plaintiff gets money,
once their lawyer gets his cut, 1) do they ever feel like they've been
ripped-off, and 2) do they ever come after you?



Posted by: Arbalest at December 29, 2012 12:23 AM (7tmA9)

Depends on the settlement. Ours went up, but it was close to what the annual increases had been. As for losing in court, that depends on the policies that you have in place for your company. When the attorney for the insurance company came in, she was quite pleased with all of our policies, and how well we had them spelled out. The employee "resigned" when we were sued, and the insurance company made some recommendations that we implemented.
As for the plaintiff's feeling like they got ripped off by their attorneys, yeah they did. Totally different company I was part owner of went out of business a few years ago. We helped the 5 employees still working at the time find new jobs. The manager had a one year contract that we told him we would honor. And we did. 2 months after closing, he demanded the full year right then and there. We said no, and by the way, we helped you get your new job. So we get sued, and we decided at that point, we would stop paying until the court decided it. We owed him about 50K in total compensation at the time he sued in November of 2004. The case was finally settled in May of 2008 for $5000. He lost all of it since the law firm just wanted something to get it off their books. I think he ended up getting nothing.
As for them coming after us, nope. Once their is a settlement, it is filed with the court, and judges get real pissed at things like that.
Bonus business legal tip for morons: Always be respectful and polite to judges in court. They do remember, and they appreciate it because most people act like shits in court.
Bonus legal tip #2, If you can't recall something, say that. Don't try to answer with a bullshit answer because that will come back to haunt you. When I went through the lawsuit with the employee, the company closed down 3 days after I had back surgery, so I was looped up on painkillers for a couple weeks after. At the depositions they would ask about things I had discussed with him during those weeks, and I had no idea, and since I was on pain killers, I wasn't liable for anything I said. When I said what I was on, his attorney stopped the questions, mine starting chuckling.

Posted by: MrCaniac at December 29, 2012 12:51 AM (Zd/NW)

469 Not a fan of long boobs, but to each his own.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 29, 2012 12:48 AM (IvVLN)

I meant the whole girl goofball.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 29, 2012 12:52 AM (l86i3)

470 I figured it was a competing product to this:



http://tinyurl.com/6nobd8l



Hmmm. I've never seen that before. I don't know what "famoston" is though. I wonder if its better than a couple sheets of aluminum.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2012 12:52 AM (1bYaK)

471 380

bebe, well, a gentleman does not kiss and tell.
but, let's just say that there was some nekkidness involved




Posted by: chemjeff at December 28, 2012 11:56 PM (BBWjt)



Something like this scene (unfortunately, all in Russian) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stR9hVbLmc0 ?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2012 12:52 AM (kaalw)

472 Anna Puma, I'm so lame I don't even know how to find Kickstarter, just that it exists. I was more just trying to come up with funding ideas for Merovign since I think he has a good basic idea. *Way* too many people don't know that congress has exempted itself from pretty much all laws passed in the last 30+ years.

James Madison is starting to look absolutely prophetic and his quotes give me chills much like "Gods of the Copybook Headings" does.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 12:52 AM (wbeNt)

473 And I squeak out another successful pick when TT wins with a game ending FG.

11-3 for me.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 29, 2012 12:52 AM (QupBk)

474 These etiquette experts say that new approaches are needed because parents no longer have the stomach, time or know-how to play bad cop and teach manners. Dinnertime has become a free-for-all in many households, with packed family schedules, the television on in the background and a modern-day belief of many parents that they should simply let children be children.

Posted by: Emily Post at December 29, 2012 12:53 AM (e8kgV)

475 Anna Puma, if you're still here, my grandfather did do every majot campaign in the ETO, was a combaat engineer--the Wavy Arrows.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at December 29, 2012 12:53 AM (83wHT)

476
Those big judgements are often reduced greatly or overturned during appeal.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 29, 2012 12:32 AM (l86i3)

Sometimes they do, but in Virginia, appellate judges don't like to do it to jury verdicts. Most of the judges were appointed when the Dems had power in Virginia which pretty much just ended about 15 years ago.

Posted by: MrCaniac at December 29, 2012 12:54 AM (Zd/NW)

477 When the Bush tax cuts were passed, the Dems decried them as "tax cuts for the rich."

But now we're told their expiration will result in a tax increase for **everyone**.

Obama is saying, "the most important thing we can do is make sure that **middle class taxes** do not go **up** on Jan. 1."

But if **middle-class tax rates** went DOWN under Bush, and middle class taxes will go UP on Jan 1, then why did the Dems lie in Bush’s day by saying only "the rich" benefited???

This will not end well. We should thank the Founders on bended knee for the 2nd amendment, for it is all that stands between a free republic and Obama's Tyranny---and the slimey little fuck knows it.



Posted by: Jim Sonweed at December 29, 2012 12:55 AM (HVtRc)

478 Have I missed any excitement this evening?

Posted by: Ohio Dan at December 29, 2012 12:55 AM (JKNDp)

479 Polliwogette, here is a documentary project on Kickstarter. Do not think they will make it. But gives you an idea. http://tinyurl.com/d6fozcb

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2012 12:56 AM (aq/Mf)

480 I'm surprised that doesn't happen more especially in domestic cases.

Family law is supposed to be the most dangerous area of practice, with all the insane passions and stuff. OTOH, my practice is mainly business disputes and commercial litigation. Usually, people don't get killing mad over a containerload of bad computer monitors.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2012 12:56 AM (1bYaK)

481 Conservative Crank, Wavy Arrows?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2012 12:56 AM (aq/Mf)

482 Have I missed any excitement this evening?
Posted by: Ohio Dan at December 29, 2012 12:55 AM (JKNDp)

I think Chemjeff got laid.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 29, 2012 12:57 AM (l86i3)

483 469 Not a fan of long boobs, but to each his own.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 29, 2012 12:48 AM (IvVLN)

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

I meant the whole girl goofball.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 29, 2012 12:52 AM (l86i3)



Aaaahhhh....that makes more sense.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 29, 2012 12:57 AM (IvVLN)

484
Juries aren't as bad as their reputation, at
least in my experience. A lot of it just comes down to the quality of
the lawyering.

The THREAT of a jury is a big incentive to settle, though.


Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2012 12:34 AM (1bYaK)

The juries here are some of the most sympathetic in the country. A very big shitload of Norfolk Southern's worker comp cases are done here in Roanoke because of our juries' reputation for being anti-business and anti-insurance.

Posted by: MrCaniac at December 29, 2012 12:58 AM (Zd/NW)

485 Really out this time rons and ettes. Thanks for the entertainment and enlightenment.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2012 12:58 AM (QI2hh)

486 458, JRB Wind scorpions are truly hideous and bizarre. Had one in a sink (*once* thank G-d) when growing up. Very happy to never see another.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 12:59 AM (wbeNt)

487 Are we having trouble wiping the contented smile off his face?

Posted by: Ohio Dan at December 29, 2012 01:01 AM (JKNDp)

488 James Madison is starting to look absolutely prophetic and his quotes give me chills much like "Gods of the Copybook Headings" does.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 12:52 AM (wbeNt)


It should not surprise you, since "People v2.0" did not come out between then and now.

There are some "cheaper" ways to do these things, some of which we're already doing, Like mocking Gregory The Arms Smuggler, or publishing the addresses of those hypocritical Journal writers.

A few people have done short videos on deeper topics, hell, that's what HotAir was *founded* to do (but they pretty much quit). I've thought of doing some of those easy-animation videos, but you need voice actors (the automated voices are too suck for words).

Kind of like PSAs about some of the Bad Shit that's been happening that people are really unaware of. The problem is, they're being constantly being inoculated against reality by the MFM and their schools. You can tell them about something, and they just go wash it away.

And despite personally being a bit of a ham, I'm an introvert and kind of the wrong person for PR work.

(sigh)

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 29, 2012 01:01 AM (bxiXv)

489 Wavy Arrows was the nickname for the unit (20th Enginners)--Wavy sounded better than "Crooked" (the engineers were experts at procurement and petty thievery, BIRM). My grandfather was in North Africa, Italy, Normandy on D-Day, the Rhine--I think about the only thing they missed out on was the Ardennes, but his brother was there in the 101st.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at December 29, 2012 01:04 AM (83wHT)

490 This will not end well. We should thank the Founders on bended knee for the 2nd amendment, for it is all that stands between a free republic and Obama's Tyranny---and the slimey little fuck knows it.

Posted by: Jim Sonweed at December 29, 2012 12:55 AM (HVtRc)


If it wasn't for that, we might not have made it far past WWII. It really was a unique experiment in robustness without oppressive dogma and cultural enforcement.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 29, 2012 01:05 AM (bxiXv)

491 And despite personally being a bit of a ham, I'm an introvert and kind of the wrong person for PR work.

(sigh)

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 29, 2012 01:01 AM (bxiXv)



Not introverted. just saying.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 29, 2012 01:06 AM (IvVLN)

492

470 Cicero

Just about anything is better than a couple of sheets of aluminum in stopping .25 and larger at close range.

Click over to Speedy Metals ( http://www.speedymetals.com/s-120-heat-treated.aspx ) and check out their selection of heat-treated 4140. It is not quite RHA, but it is quite close.

The product in the link is much more practical, though.


468 MrCaniac

Thanks. I figured things would be about as you posted, but I've never had the experience. I have some recent, and upcoming, Small Claims Court experience (you're quite correct about judges, even "problem" judges), and also met people who figured that when they felt they had been wronged, they were entitled to a slice of whomever they considered their oppressor ... no matter what ... and might just keep on coming, no matter what the law or a court said.

A concurring, and confirming, answer is always welcome and appreciated.

Posted by: Arbalest at December 29, 2012 01:07 AM (7tmA9)

493 Merovign, no I'm not surprised, unless maybe a little at just how well the Founding Fathers understood human nature.

I totally agree about people being innoculated against reality. I was thinking recently about the decision to take my kids out of public schools last year and was finally able to put words to one of the major things which lead to that decision. I realized that I had been watching my bright, friendly, curious children being turned into part of that same zombie mob that was howling for Romney's blood during the election and now begs to be allowed to be less free because of an atrocity by a madman.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 01:09 AM (wbeNt)

494 479 Polliwogette, here is a documentary project on Kickstarter. Do not think they will make it.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2012 12:56 AM (aq/Mf)


A lot of documentaries are around $20k or less. Unfortunately, that's partly because a lot of them are either derivative or slipshod.

If I were going to work on a documentary about people given a pass on the law, I would not want it to be based on clippings and internet rumors. That means original research, verifying what you find, interviews, travel, etc.

I mean, it may be less than a quarter of what 2016 cost, but it ain't happening for $20k.

And then, how do you distribute it so it can be seen? I honestly don't know that. Ask Gerald Molen, maybe.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 29, 2012 01:09 AM (bxiXv)

495 I stand corrected--he was in the Ardennes as well. 20thEngineers.com

Posted by: Conservative Crank at December 29, 2012 01:10 AM (83wHT)

496 Conservative Crank. Not sure if same unit. His was stood up in 1942 in MA. Unit then saw action from North Africa to the German occupation.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2012 01:12 AM (aq/Mf)

497 I had been watching my bright, friendly, curious children being turned into part of that same zombie mob that was howling for Romney's blood during the election and now begs to be allowed to be less free because of an atrocity by a madman.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 01:09 AM (wbeNt)


Well I hope there has been some healing.

Blessed are the unpopular, for they shall escape peer pressure.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 29, 2012 01:13 AM (bxiXv)

498 AP, these guys originally formed out of Benning, I believe. Lots of southerners in the unit. My grandfather was in his late 20s, one of the oldest enlisted men in the outfit, served as the company commander's driver.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at December 29, 2012 01:16 AM (83wHT)

499 494 Merovign, do you think J.J. Secton might know something about the distribution end? I know he's worked on the production side, as has kbdabear I think, but don't know how far reaching their experience is. Sifty's wife has been doing TV for a while, but I don't know what aspect. I could probably ask him on Twitter.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 01:17 AM (wbeNt)

500 486
458, JRB Wind scorpions are truly hideous and bizarre. Had one in a sink
(*once* thank G-d) when growing up. Very happy to never see another.
************************

Had an 8 inch poisonous blue-black centipede crawl between my toes once in Japan, while I was sitting on the tatami.

I flicked it off, but not before it got in a quick bite. Not too bad, but a full load will swell your limb up. I was lucky.

During summers you would find them in sinks, soap dishes, bathtubs and damp places.


Posted by: Jim Sonweed at December 29, 2012 01:18 AM (HVtRc)

501 Here's a PETA slideshow. NSFW, and worth a look.

http://tinyurl.com/cdcatf8

I like Olivia Munn in #103, although she could use a sammich or two.

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2012 01:18 AM (sdi6R)

502 Those Army photos from 2012 are like a bucket of ice water. We are so lucky to have kids like that on our side.

Posted by: and irresolute at December 29, 2012 01:18 AM (DBH1h)

503 That was what started Ruby Ridge incident IIRC. They baited Randy Weaver into sawing off a shotgun and the ATF went in guns a blazing.

Didn't ATF also screw the pooch at Waco? IIRC they had numerous opportunities to pick up David Koresh on the warrant they had for him while he was out and about shopping around town all alone? And chose not to in favor of trying to serve the warrant and arrest him at his compound? Which gave him the chance to barricade himself and all those kids inside. The result was...not optimal.

Common sense and government are not compatible.

Posted by: iNC Ref at December 29, 2012 01:20 AM (NhcAn)

504 Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 01:17 AM (wbeNt)

Might be all of that.

One of our big problems is where to start, we are such an ADD group. Mind you, that's because the other side does so much Wrong And Stupid stuff that we never can settle down on any one piece of material.

But an "above the law" thing is perennial, can cover multiple crassly political angles (as in not be "partisan"), and has inherent interest angles for a lot of people.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 29, 2012 01:22 AM (bxiXv)

505 463
Some guys need the big boobs thing. I've always liked them long and lean.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 29, 2012 12:44 AM (l86i3)



Not a fan of long boobs, but to each his own.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Guy I went to school with, referred to his lady as having "banana boobs".

I later got to know her -- they were more like mangoes.

Posted by: Jim Sonweed at December 29, 2012 01:24 AM (HVtRc)

506 @461..the ole shrimp in the curtian rod trick. Priceless.

I worked with some union folks (I was non union)..they would take a dead fish, wrapit ip in paper and coat it with with grease . They would shove it up the underbody of the car. It smellled to high heaven. They never did that to me because I said I will kill you, you family, your friends and their familys, and anyone who remotely resembles your friends or family's if you pull that shit on me.

They also like rotten butter. I think that is butyric acid that converts to diamine. Smells to high heaven, and hard to clean out.

Anyone ever examine di-amines closely. There are some really stinky long chain ones with amusing names like cadaverine and putrecene!

@468, Thank the lord, someone else seen a wind scopion! I am not crazy.

If someone could breed them, and fit them with an electronic collar and train them, they could rule the world.

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 29, 2012 01:26 AM (e8RJv)

507 497 There has Merovign. They have really blossomed again which is such a treat to see. I do have to be careful about making sure they *think* about solutions and not just giving them an answer though (and I don't mean just in math either). That's what was happening in the schools. Even though the teachers were nice and mostly caring somehow the students were ending up *incapable* of deeper thinking (and sometimes of rationality all together). We've seen what sort of tool an emotion driven mob can be when someone unleashes them. I realize that it sounds totally hyperbolic to say that's what today's schoolchildren are being groomed for but it's the truth.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 01:27 AM (wbeNt)

508 Sorry for the Wall 'o text. I'd meant for there to be a paragraph break but forgot to put it in.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 01:29 AM (wbeNt)

509 Evening late shifters! College foosball, good company and good booze have kept me up way past my bedtime.

Probably just a drive by, but have a better 2013, if I don't have the fake pleasure of your fake internet company.

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 29, 2012 01:30 AM (Ai+tZ)

510 Merovign from what I've seen you raise the 20k then use it to create a short documentary (22 mins or so) highlighting one or two representative cases that you can then shop around to distributors/finance types to get money for the full length version. No lie my cousin did it with a documentary on the tiny house movement.

Posted by: Exasperated Expat at December 29, 2012 01:30 AM (gkfSV)

511 Didn't ATF also screw the pooch at Waco? IIRC they
had numerous opportunities to pick up David Koresh on the warrant they
had for him while he was out and about shopping around town all alone?
And chose not to in favor of trying to serve the warrant and arrest him
at his compound? Which gave him the chance to barricade himself and all
those kids inside. The result was...not optimal.



Common sense and government are not compatible.

Posted by: iNC Ref at December 29, 2012 01:20 AM (NhcAn)

They could have picked him up for weeks before hand, but Reno and Clinton wanted some kind of showdown to try to look tough.

Posted by: MrCaniac at December 29, 2012 01:31 AM (Zd/NW)

512 I realize that it sounds totally hyperbolic to say that's what today's schoolchildren are being groomed for but it's the truth.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 01:27 AM (wbeNt)


Not hyperbolic, merely descriptive.

I believe John Taylor Gatto's (first) book is now fully available online.

http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 29, 2012 01:34 AM (bxiXv)

513 Happy 4th day of Christmas to the ONT ...

Posted by: Adriane ... at December 29, 2012 01:35 AM (9Qc6B)

514 It's the 4th day of Christmas?

Where are my 4 calling birds?

I demand my 4 calling birds!

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 29, 2012 01:41 AM (e8RJv)

515 Night all. I dread when we get to the 'maids a'milking'

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2012 01:44 AM (aq/Mf)

516 515 Night all. I dread when we get to the 'maids a'milking'

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 29, 2012 01:44 AM (aq/Mf)


I'm not sure I do.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 29, 2012 01:45 AM (bxiXv)

517 Well, I did get the BIL a make your own cheese kit, so maids a milking sounds suitably self sufficentlyness ...

Posted by: Adriane ... at December 29, 2012 01:47 AM (9Qc6B)

518 Feeling lazy today, I've been spending a lot of quality time with my heating pad. I did get the car seat fixed, so there is that.


Evening...er, Morning, roonz and roonettez!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 29, 2012 01:51 AM (yh0zB)

519 Happy Heating Padding, GGE ...

I'm spending a lot of time with VitC powders and chili oil ...

Posted by: Adriane ... at December 29, 2012 01:57 AM (9Qc6B)

520 I demand my 4 calling birds!

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


'cause I is a giver!

Posted by: Adriane ... at December 29, 2012 01:59 AM (9Qc6B)

521 512 I have a link to that favorited but haven't had the guts to actually read it yet.

Watching the writhing emotianalism on Twitter about Zimmerman, the election, etc, reminded me forcefully of Agatha Christie's Passenger to Frankfort. In that book they end up having to unleash a gas to essentially lobotomize a rioting European youth culture, while here the institutions we trust to make our kids fit for future occupations (by which *we* mean jobs) are instead having nearly the same effect as that gas.

For the life of me, I can't see how honestly nice and caring teachers (and many truly were) are managing to make today's children *incapable* of thought and thus true learning.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 02:01 AM (wbeNt)

522 Do you have a cold Adriane?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 02:03 AM (wbeNt)

523 Happy Sat Morning, Polliwog ...

Sore throat.

Microwave pot stickers with lots and lots of chili oil is a personal medication not endorsed by the FDA ...

Posted by: Adriane ... at December 29, 2012 02:06 AM (9Qc6B)

524
Posted by: cthulhu at December 29, 2012 12:52 AM (kaalw)

lol - uh, no

Posted by: chemjeff at December 29, 2012 02:08 AM (BBWjt)

525 'cause I is a giver!
Posted by: Adriane ... at December 29, 2012 01:59 AM (9Qc6B)

That was really fun! I didn't do very well, but it was fun!

Posted by: and irresolute at December 29, 2012 02:08 AM (DBH1h)

526 and irresolute at December 29, 2012 02:08 AM (DBH1h)

Happy to Help!

The world needs more fun.

Posted by: Adriane ... at December 29, 2012 02:11 AM (9Qc6B)

527 523 sounds yummy. I give my kids hot water with lemon juice and honey, and I get the same but with added rum .

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 02:16 AM (wbeNt)

528 515 Night all. I dread when we get to the 'maids a'milking'

That should be right up the morons' alley.

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2012 02:16 AM (sdi6R)

529 242 Nike or Invictus? How about a Havenite Aviary-class CLAC? Starfleet does not believe in space fighters. So NCC-1701 will get to play the role of a Sollie super dreadnaught. Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 28, 2012 10:43 PM (aq/Mf)

And be just as arrogantly surprised.

Posted by: Grumpy the Younger at December 29, 2012 02:16 AM (jts1f)

530 Adriane, thanx for the bird songs

Posted by: chemjeff at December 29, 2012 02:19 AM (BBWjt)

531 did everyone go to bed?

Posted by: chemjeff at December 29, 2012 02:22 AM (BBWjt)

532 Not yet, but it won't be long.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 29, 2012 02:23 AM (yh0zB)

533 Polliwog, I agree, I see a ton of students in college who have a hard time really thinking, even the bright ones

Posted by: chemjeff at December 29, 2012 02:23 AM (BBWjt)

534 No, but I really need to. My sleep pattern has gotten awful lately.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 02:24 AM (wbeNt)

535 eh - stay up and have some more rum

Posted by: chemjeff at December 29, 2012 02:24 AM (BBWjt)

536 For the life of me, I can't see how honestly nice and caring teachers (and many truly were) are managing to make today's children *incapable* of thought and thus true learning.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 02:01 AM (wbeNt)


Odd, given the history of public education and the political movements attached to it like mind-controlling parasites, it struck me as inevitable.

I would like to see in my Imaginarium a future where honestly nice and caring people can be free, fight off the constant attempts of control freaks to enslave them, and so forth.

But I can't see a path that doesn't involve free people having to get meaner to stay free. That doesn't make me happy. I *like* nice people, but there's a reason people raised to be nice by nice people are treated like dirt by manipulators and thugs.

Oh, and the people who write the curricula are manipulators and thugs. I've known some of them.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 29, 2012 02:25 AM (bxiXv)

537 I need to go to bed. I did walk a mile or so and get some lemonade to help the Vit C powders go down ... in the most delightful way.

But not a lot of energy until I shake this thing.

Stay healthy, all. And happy, too ...

Posted by: Adriane ... at December 29, 2012 02:27 AM (9Qc6B)

538 287 Just curious, how many Honorverse fans are there out there tonight? Invictus, Anna Puma, Others? Posted by: filbert at December 28, 2012 11:02 PM (NaNKB)

Yo, one of our dogs is named Nimitz (my better half is allergic to cats).

Posted by: Grumpy the Younger at December 29, 2012 02:27 AM (jts1f)

539 But I can't see a path that doesn't involve free
people having to get meaner to stay free. That doesn't make me happy. I
*like* nice people, but there's a reason people raised to be nice by
nice people are treated like dirt by manipulators and thugs.



Oh, and the people who write the curricula are manipulators and thugs. I've known some of them.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 29, 2012 02:25 AM (bxiXv)



Nice guys don't finish last. They get killed and eaten along the way.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 29, 2012 02:29 AM (yh0zB)

540 Yo, one of our dogs is named Nimitz (my better half is allergic to cats).

Posted by: Grumpy the Younger at December 29, 2012 02:27 AM (jts1f)


Fan of the late Admiral, then?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 29, 2012 02:30 AM (yh0zB)

541 533 Well, I guess that means I'm not imagining things. I still can't figure out how the schools do it though. How are so many students robbed of their ability to think? As you noted, it's not just dim students it's pretty much *all* of them. What is the mechanism for ensuring that the vast majority of students under their "care" lose the G-d given, human birthright of being able to take in new information and adequately organize it with what is already known?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 02:31 AM (wbeNt)

542 Can't tell you Polly. It's been more years than I care to remember since I was in school.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 29, 2012 02:32 AM (yh0zB)

543 As you noted, it's not just dim students it's pretty much *all* of them.

I think it is the conditioning. To earn an "A", they must repeat the teacher's agitprop. Actually thinking doesn't earn the A.

Posted by: chemjeff at December 29, 2012 02:36 AM (BBWjt)

544 536 I wrote my questions to chemjeff before seeing your answer. I forgot that you actually grew up around anx personally know some of the people involved.

I'd swear that the effect on the kids is like some sort of sci-fi mind control device, but nothing in the curriculum is *obviously* more than slightly biased. Is it a matter of reinforcement of the minor biases or something?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 02:38 AM (wbeNt)

545 OK folks, I'm done. See you all tomorrow night. Later roonz and roonettez!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 29, 2012 02:39 AM (yh0zB)

546 Okay, time to play Fun With Tinyurl

One link is to Kate Upton

One link is to a cute kitteh

One link is to Helen Thomas

choose wisely!


http://tinyurl.com/7w85cm8

http://tinyurl.com/9lgzmle

http://tinyurl.com/bp8rfhs

Posted by: chemjeff at December 29, 2012 02:41 AM (BBWjt)

547 542 For that matter GGE, it's been 20 years since *I've* been in school. The older I get the more I find out I never learned in school, and I had positive proof that my kids weren't learninv as much as I had which was much less than those who graduated 20 years before me.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 02:42 AM (wbeNt)

548 Polliwog, I really think it's because the caliber of teachers that we have now don't really promote critical thinking because they aren't good at critical thinking themselves.

Posted by: chemjeff at December 29, 2012 02:43 AM (BBWjt)

549 Fan of the late Admiral, then? Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 29, 2012 02:30 AM (yh0zB)

Actually, my sons are also fans of the Honorverse series and they chose that name in honor of the main character's Tree Cat, who is named for the Admiral of WWII fame.

Posted by: Grumpy the Younger at December 29, 2012 02:43 AM (jts1f)

550 Friendship 7 Full Mission (Part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o-U1Jo78P8

"lunarnodule5" 's YouTube page is amazing. He has incredible stuff.

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2012 02:48 AM (sdi6R)

551 rickl, are you in St. Louis?

Posted by: chemjeff at December 29, 2012 02:50 AM (BBWjt)

552 541 533 Well, I guess that means I'm not imagining things. I still can't figure out how the schools do it though. How are so many students robbed of their ability to think? As you noted, it's not just dim students it's pretty much *all* of them. What is the mechanism for ensuring that the vast majority of students under their "care" lose the G-d given, human birthright of being able to take in new information and adequately organize it with what is already known? Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 02:31 AM (wbeNt)

From Jerry Pournelle's Chaos Manor ... In 1983 the National Commission on Education, headed by Nobel Laureate Glenn T. Seaborg, wrote that "If a foreign nation had imposed this system of education on the United States, we would rightfully consider it an act of war."

We are now three decades further down that disastrous path and reaping what was sown.

Posted by: Grumpy the Younger at December 29, 2012 02:51 AM (jts1f)

553 I know it's late, but all of y'all talking about documentaries and shit should check out Declaration Entertainment. Bill Whittle's way ahead of the curve on this stuff, and although he's thinking movies and mini-series, I bet he'd jump at a well pitched documentary proposal, plus, he knows the business inside and out. If you're serious, that's where I'd look first.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 29, 2012 02:52 AM (aH+zP)

554 Chemjeff:

I'm in the Philly suburbs.

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2012 02:53 AM (sdi6R)

555 548 I can believe that. I don't know any good, subtle, conversational tests of critical thinking to be able to assess those skills quickly, although someone in the Horde might.


I guess you could ask a science teacher how the scientific method works, but that wouldn't work for a lot of elementary, or Languahe Arts teachers I guess.

Not that I have any intention of returning my children to public school. Which is ironic I guess, since I never expected to ne homeschooling them either, but I couldn't sit by idle while they were robbed of a portion of their humanity and I had the ability to do something about it.

Dear G-d, that sounds dramatic, and I hate sounding dramatic, but the way in which the kids are washed free of higher thinking really does rob them of something basic.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 02:54 AM (wbeNt)

556 rickl, oh for some reason I thought you were in the St. Louis area, huh

Posted by: chemjeff at December 29, 2012 02:55 AM (BBWjt)

557 A Nike with a couple dozen flatpaks with Mk 23s could probably take all of Star Fleet out. Including Defiant.

Posted by: Fox2! at December 29, 2012 02:55 AM (1Qpmy)

558 I lived up in Bucks County for a while. Great place

Posted by: Zakn at December 29, 2012 02:55 AM (zyaZ1)

559 I thought he did too chemjeff. Must have misunderstood something, I guess.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 02:58 AM (wbeNt)

560 Fuck. I killed the thread again.

Posted by: Zakn at December 29, 2012 02:59 AM (zyaZ1)

561 Fan of the late Admiral, then?

Or a treecat.

Posted by: Fox2! at December 29, 2012 02:59 AM (1Qpmy)

562 nah you didn't Zakn

Posted by: chemjeff at December 29, 2012 03:03 AM (BBWjt)

563 I still can't figure out how the schools do it though. How are so many students robbed of their ability to think?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 02:31 AM (wbeNt)


They don't just not teach them to think critically, they teach habits of the mind that cloud critical thinking.

And it's not an accident, the sort of person that writes curricula hasn't changed much in a hundred years, and they've been doing this all along. Gatto's book goes into some of it.

There is so much more. "The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America" by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt is another good source.

This kind of thing is heavily documented but you'd never know it watching regular TV or going to public schools. Hint.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 29, 2012 03:06 AM (bxiXv)

564 All right, you alien assholes! In the words of my generation: Up Yours!

Posted by: Russel Casse at December 29, 2012 03:09 AM (jts1f)

565 Forgive me if this has been posted already: Last night's 'Best-Of"Adam Carolla podcast (holiday break) was a Breitbart tribute. First part is a 1-on-1 interview recorded May 11, 2011, and the second part is from the show after his passing:

http://adamcarolla.com/andrew-breitbart/

Deserves it's own sidebar IMO.


Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 29, 2012 03:13 AM (jWsVS)

566 Dear G-d, that sounds dramatic, and I hate sounding dramatic, but the way in which the kids are washed free of higher thinking really does rob them of something basic.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 02:54 AM (wbeNt)


History is all about drama. You have developed certain habits, not to accept or make certain statements. Everybody has.

But that does open a window for people to get away with things, I mean, look at the last four years.

The people behind the "loose plot" (most have never met each other, it's not a "conspiracy" in that sense) are, as they say, "well-intentioned." That is, they think they will create a "better future," a utopia where imaginary thing X will happen.

Of course, as with most intellectuals since Rousseau, they have as much precognitive talent as a hunk of cheese, and the end result is always oppression or chaos, but they tell themselves they mean well, anyway.

It's a broken manner of "thinking" that they had to turn into an academic monopoly to avoid ridicule and banishment to wherever crazed street preachers and EOTW sign-wavers generally end up.

And now they run the asylum.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 29, 2012 03:14 AM (bxiXv)

567 Oh, Deliberate Dumbing Down is also freely available as a download.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 29, 2012 03:20 AM (bxiXv)

568 Actually, Polliwog, that link at 565 has Breitbart talking about the Frankfurt School and the transformation of Economic Marxism into Cultural Marxism when the Marxists realized the economic arguments fell flat in the US because capitalism was doing pretty damned good for the workers.

They were academics, and they were committed to spending their lives transforming society through Any Means Necessary. They started with academia and media and unions and the permanent bureaucracy.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 29, 2012 03:30 AM (bxiXv)

569 Oh, no, Zakn, *I* killed the thread.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 29, 2012 03:41 AM (bxiXv)

570 *I* killed the thread.

Posted by: Spartacus at December 29, 2012 03:42 AM (jts1f)

571 Reading about the Frankfurt Scool in his Righteous Indignation made me want to scream or cry, or kill those *bastards* who purposefully set out to use the very best things about our nation to destroy it. Which is to say, it explained *a lot* of what has happened and is happening now. Those guys were *evil*.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 03:44 AM (wbeNt)

572 570 *I* killed the thread.

Posted by: Spartacus at December 29, 2012 03:42 AM (jts1f)


*I* killed the thread and so did my wife!

Posted by: Not Actually Brian at December 29, 2012 03:44 AM (bxiXv)

573 571 Reading about the Frankfurt Scool in his Righteous Indignation made me want to scream or cry, or kill those *bastards* who purposefully set out to use the very best things about our nation to destroy it.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 29, 2012 03:44 AM (wbeNt)


Have you ever sat across a table from a kind, demure, smiling upper-middle-class fellow that would sign a paper to send you to a labor camp and sleep soundly afterward?

I have. So have you, you may not have known it at the time.

We naturally prefer to believe that people like that are not a threat to us.

SURPRISE!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 29, 2012 03:49 AM (bxiXv)

574 This is really required listening. Classic: http://adamcarolla.com/andrew-breitbart/




Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 29, 2012 03:53 AM (jWsVS)

575 Jesus, now even the *commenters* are reposting on this blog!

It's contagious!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 29, 2012 03:56 AM (bxiXv)

576 Jesus, now even the *commenters* are reposting on this blog!

My God, why didst thou parry instead of lunge?

Posted by: Jesus Christ, fencing star at December 29, 2012 04:01 AM (BBWjt)

577 okay I'm going to hell for that one

Posted by: chemjeff at December 29, 2012 04:01 AM (BBWjt)

578 okay, beer is gone, time for bed
good night all

Posted by: chemjeff at December 29, 2012 04:02 AM (BBWjt)

579 My God, why didst thou parry instead of lunge?

Posted by: Jesus Christ, fencing star at December 29, 2012 04:01 AM (BBWjt)


You should get some sleep, aren't you spending all your waking hours on the apple of your eye?

That's for CJ, not the Son of God sock.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 29, 2012 04:02 AM (bxiXv)

580 575 Jesus, now even the *commenters* are reposting on this blog!

576 My God, why didst thou parry instead of lunge?

Posted by: Jesus Christ, fencing star at December 29, 2012 04:01 AM (BBWjt)


nice repartee

Posted by: Grumpy the Younger at December 29, 2012 04:06 AM (jts1f)

581 Looks like the Gophs acquitted themselves much better than I thought they would against TTech. I will use this to insult a friend who went to TTech.

Posted by: Zakn at December 29, 2012 04:27 AM (zyaZ1)

582 I send RD the link for the Breitbart podcast repost. Expect it...eventually

Posted by: Zakn at December 29, 2012 04:27 AM (zyaZ1)

583 Cheaper Thanm Dirt has 5.56 back in stock., $999/1000. Didn't someone advise you to buy ammo last week?

Posted by: DAve at December 29, 2012 04:43 AM (XDC0v)

584 What a bunch of sleepyheads! I have been up since 5 AM!

I bet Vic is up!

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 29, 2012 06:52 AM (GoIUi)

585 Release the morning news dump ya hippies.

Posted by: Butters at December 29, 2012 06:59 AM (NIZHJ)

586 If you want to go with Honorverse LACs, I for one would stick with Greyson Kantanas.

Yep, Nike class with a drop of MK 23 paks would wipe Star Fleet as a pre-deployment exercise!

Posted by: OldDog at December 29, 2012 07:01 AM (tQYJH)

587 It releases the news dump in the A.M. unless it wants the hose again.

Posted by: Butters at December 29, 2012 07:02 AM (NIZHJ)

588 @520,

Thanks for the 4 calling birds sentiment. You tube be blocked up tight in China.

They even fapped my VPN! I should have known not to go for the free crap!





Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 29, 2012 08:14 AM (SyJN3)

589 Why did they take.our right to own RPGs away from law abiding citizens?

Posted by: occam at December 29, 2012 09:51 AM (nnbGq)

590 Answer to your Enterprise question: Neither. USS Enterprise (CV-6) was the greatest US warship since Constitution, and it is a crime she was not preserved. Her record was unmatched in the age of steam.

(Well, maybe HMS Warspite.)

Posted by: George LeS at December 29, 2012 02:13 PM (C4s3i)






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