Overnight Open Thread (1-1-2013) - A New Beginning

Well the good news is that most of the stains came out but I'm guessing Ace still won't be getting all of his deposit back.

New-Years-1960-

But hey let's not quibble over who stabbed who or which moron/moronette broke the lamp - we're on to a new year here.

The 2013 US Budget Update

Here's where we are:

* U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
* Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000
* New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
* National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
* Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000

Let's now remove 8 zeros and pretend it's a household budget:

* Annual family income: $21,700
* Money the family spent: $38,200
* New debt on the credit card: $16,500
* Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
* Total budget cuts so far: $38.50

Now most households would go bankrupt fairly quickly at this rate but then this household can print money and make you accept it.

Epic Cat Fight

I'm pretty sure the birds and the black cat had some kind of arrangement going on.

How to Make Poor-Man's Liquid Nitrogen

With some dry ice and isopropyl alcohol. AoSHQ LLC not responsible if you freeze off something important.

Your Government at Work: Spearmint

The USDA has some new rules regarding spearmint oil:

This rule revises the quantity of Class 1 (Scotch) and Class 3 (Native) spearmint oil that handlers may purchase from, or handle on behalf of, producers during the 2012-2013 marketing year under the Far West spearmint oil marketing order. This rule increases the Scotch spearmint oil salable quantity from 782,413 pounds to 2,622,115 pounds, and the allotment percentage from 38 percent to 128 percent. In addition, this rule increases the Native spearmint oil salable quantity from 1,162,473 pounds to 1,348,270 pounds, and the allotment percentage from 50 percent to 58 percent. The marketing order regulates the handling of spearmint oil produced in the Far West and is administered locally by the Spearmint Oil Administrative Committee (Committee). The Committee recommended this rule for the purpose of maintaining orderly marketing conditions in the Far West spearmint oil market.

How did we ever get along without the government regulating the spearmint oil market - it was pure chaos I tell you!

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The Man Who Broke into Mecca

Richard Francis Burton was a hard-living combination of Thomas Jefferson and Teddy Roosevelt. By 1853, he'd already swashbuckled his way through enough adventures for several lifetimes. The British explorer, writer, ethnologist, polyglot, and spy had spent his youth traveling Europe and drinking in its culture, learning as much about history and poetry as he did about sword fighting and bordellos. He'd worked undercover investigating his fellow English officers' behavior in Indian brothels. And he'd penned travelogues and anthropological studies detailing his adventures.

But Burton craved more. During an extended leave from the military, he began devising one of the greatest adventures of the Victorian era. Burton wanted to be the first Englishman to walk into the forbidden city of Mecca.

Read the rest to find out how he pulled it off and the rest of his adventures which include searching for the source of the Nile and translating the Kama Sutra.

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These Fists Were Made for Punching

Human hands evolved so that men could make fists and fight, and not just for manual dexterity, new research finds.

The study, published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, adds to a growing body of evidence that humans are among the most aggressive and violent animals on the planet.

...Gorilla hands are closer in proportion to human hands than are other apes' hands, but they and no other ape -- aside from us -- hits with a clenched fist.

The researchers additionally point out that humans use fists during threat displays. There is also a difference in body size between males and females, particularly evident with hands and arms. This, Carrier said, is "consistent with the hand being a weapon."

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Comments

1 *jumps around flailing

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 01, 2013 09:56 PM (IvVLN)

2 Darrell Issa is a 'Nay'

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 01, 2013 09:57 PM (piMMO)

3 Anyone want a Panda Poof appetizer? I thought I'd use up some of our leftover Christmas panda.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 01, 2013 09:57 PM (jPVBi)

4 I left the upper decker.

Posted by: MrCaniac 2013 Reboot at January 01, 2013 09:57 PM (Zd/NW)

5 Or is that "Puff"?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 01, 2013 09:57 PM (jPVBi)

6 Does it matter andy? It's panda, and it's delicious.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 01, 2013 09:59 PM (IvVLN)

7 * Total budget cuts so far: $38.50
Come on, I am using a cheaper cut of panda--I'm getting the males now and not the pregnant females.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 01, 2013 09:59 PM (jPVBi)

8 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 01, 2013 09:59 PM (JMmQ9)

9 Way too cute and very cheap for a figure kit. Asuka Soryu Langley from Evangelion.

https://www.rinkya.com/new/en/auction-g122662705

BCochran, as for your lass in the red bikini. Gravity.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 01, 2013 10:00 PM (TCGmg)

10 * U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
* Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000
* New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
* National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
* Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000
Let's now remove 8 zeros and pretend it's a household budget:
* Annual family income: $21,700
* Money the family spent: $38,200
* New debt on the credit card: $16,500
* Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
* Total budget cuts so far: $38.50


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This is the argument that needs to be made. Put it in simple terms people understand. Telling people we have a 1.6 trillion deficit is meaningless since 90% of public school graduates don't even know what a trillion means.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 01, 2013 10:00 PM (HDgX3)

11 Resolution?

Purchase the East Coast.

Happy New Year, roundeyes.

Posted by: Wen Jiabao at January 01, 2013 10:01 PM (EZl54)

12 Exploding after you take a torpedo in your thermal exhaust port... or just another Friday night at the Studtrooper Ranch.

Posted by: Dawth Bawney at January 01, 2013 10:01 PM (ueckd)

13 So is the US government going to build a Death Star or just a Debt Star?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 01, 2013 10:01 PM (TCGmg)

14 I don't remember a thing.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 01, 2013 10:01 PM (ccXZP)

15 BCochran, as for your lass in the red bikini. Gravity.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 01, 2013 10:00 PM (TCGmg)



Pfffft.


If we can suspend the reality of Math, what's a little gravity?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 01, 2013 10:02 PM (IvVLN)

16 >>>Purchase the East Coast.

Happy New Year, roundeyes.


Ah hell. The Japs tried it in the 80's, and look where it got them. They've been backing up for decades.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 01, 2013 10:03 PM (4Mv1T)

17 Doris Day looks excessively happy at the prospect of doing all those dishes. What kind of drugs is she on?

Posted by: Waterhouse at January 01, 2013 10:03 PM (06cUt)

18 10:This is the argument that needs to be made. Put it in simple terms people understand. Telling people we have a 1.6 trillion deficit is meaningless since 90% of public school graduates don't even know what a trillion means.
Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 01, 2013 10:00 PM (HDgX3)
---

The response will be: Just tax the rich.

Then, eyes will glaze over when you explain there aren't enough rich people.

There is enough information out there already that is simple enough to understand. The people, however, don't want to understand. They want Obama and the View, and they will be angry at anyone who dispels their lovely dreaming.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at January 01, 2013 10:03 PM (Y5I9o)

19 also?


All of your base are belong to us.


ho ho ho



Posted by: Wen Jiabao at January 01, 2013 10:04 PM (EZl54)

20 Purchase the East Coast.

Not for sale. Not after all the shit I went through to seize it.

Posted by: Hank Scorpio at January 01, 2013 10:04 PM (06cUt)

21 13 So is the US government going to build a Death Star or just a Debt Star?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 01, 2013 10:01 PM (TCGmg)




Same thing

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 01, 2013 10:04 PM (IvVLN)

22 "Someone set us up the debt bomb."

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 01, 2013 10:04 PM (TCGmg)

23 It was only a steak knife ferfucksakes, quitcherbitchin.

Evening roonz and roonettez! Stopping in on break, working yet another holiday (yay me).

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 01, 2013 10:04 PM (xa1/W)

24 Here's another way to look at the Debt Ceiling:
Let's say, You come home from work and find there has been a sewer backup in your neighborhood....
and your home has sewage all the way up to your ceilings. What do you think you should do ......

Raise the ceilings, or remove the shit?

Posted by: ALH at January 01, 2013 10:05 PM (eqV3Q)

25 hi all
man I really have a hankerin' for some Fried Panda

Posted by: chemjeff at January 01, 2013 10:05 PM (BBWjt)

26 Doris Day looks excessively happy at the prospect of doing all those dishes. What kind of drugs is she on?
Mornidine®. (See the sock.)

Posted by: andycanuck at January 01, 2013 10:05 PM (jPVBi)

27 GGE, did you just stab a liberal acquaintance?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 01, 2013 10:06 PM (TCGmg)

28 'Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton' is a terrific biography of ... Capt. Sir Richard Francis Burton

Seriously. Great stuff.
_

Also, "Mountains of the Moon" is a good film about Burton.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at January 01, 2013 10:06 PM (RuUvx)

29
also?


All of your base are belong to us.


ho ho ho


We have enough women to ensure that we have a new generation, even if it is screwed. How about you?

Posted by: Grey Fox at January 01, 2013 10:06 PM (/D/u1)

30 Or Doris Day there is a Stepford Wife. Just make sure she is plugged in.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 01, 2013 10:06 PM (TCGmg)

31 >>>Raise the ceilings, or remove the shit?

Monty, I'll take door #3. Move out.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 01, 2013 10:06 PM (4Mv1T)

32 Great. Now SWMBO wants that New Year's party aftermath photo for her desktop. In some goofy-assed ironic way, I'm sure.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at January 01, 2013 10:06 PM (Zjc90)

33
Heh. Epic Kitteh fight.

The white cat is the republicans right?

The first bird is the media (constantly pecking and nitpicking)and the second bird is obama and the dem party above the fray...

The black cat is the American public exercising its vote.... blindsiding the republicans.... basically kicking the sh*t out of 'em...

The two birds and the black cat then chase the republicans off into the abyss...

Poetry man, poetry.

Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin at January 01, 2013 10:07 PM (78z9I)

34 that is a great pic Maet, thanx for posting it

Posted by: chemjeff at January 01, 2013 10:07 PM (BBWjt)

35 WTF is FSU trying to lose this game?


'sup, jackwagons?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Totes waiting until after March Madness. at January 01, 2013 10:07 PM (Gk3SS)

36 "The Obsolete Man" playing now on the Twilight Zone marathon.

One of the many TZ episodes that have become prophesies

Posted by: kbdabear at January 01, 2013 10:07 PM (wwsoB)

37 Ah to be only in debt at $14.271 Trillion. I remember back then. Good times. Good times. Well not really....but in comparison to now and $16.422 Trillion, good times, good times...

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at January 01, 2013 10:08 PM (AC0lD)

38 Well,besides nukes it has been reported that the Iranians are working on some nasty biological agents(with Russian help of course),so we have THAT to look forward too.

Posted by: steevy at January 01, 2013 10:08 PM (9XBK2)

39 Don't Call It A Comeback.
_

Posted by: Math at January 01, 2013 10:08 PM (RuUvx)

40 Well I think when a Debt Star suffers an Earth shattering ka-boom... there is still some physical property left.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 01, 2013 10:09 PM (TCGmg)

41 What do you think you should do...Raise the ceilings, or remove the shit?

Burn it down and start over.

Posted by: @PurpAv at January 01, 2013 10:09 PM (hc3eM)

42 Richard Francis Burton really was The Most Interesting Man in the World.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 01, 2013 10:09 PM (o1kXv)

43 GGE, did you just stab a liberal acquaintance?


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 01, 2013 10:06 PM (TCGmg)


mmmmaybeee...but I didn't break the lamp so you can't pin that one on me.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 01, 2013 10:09 PM (xa1/W)

44 Gorrilas can't make a fist, but they can pick you up and throw you across the jungle.

The human fist is a weapon, you say. Maybe a sport will come from that.

Posted by: eman at January 01, 2013 10:10 PM (EWsrI)

45 @29
We are not opposed to allowing you to work off your debt with a little trade IYKWIMAITTYD


ni hao , Yankee bitchez


Posted by: Wen Jiabao at January 01, 2013 10:10 PM (EZl54)

46 FSU = Free Shit University? Berkeley has a football team???

Posted by: andycanuck at January 01, 2013 10:10 PM (jPVBi)

47 17
Doris Day looks excessively happy at the prospect of doing all those dishes. What kind of drugs is she on?


Posted by: Waterhouse at January 01, 2013 10:03 PM (06cUt)


The drug? The joy she will have after cleaning up that mess, rubbing her husband's aching feet, making him a sandwich, then servicing him. Damn straight she is happy!

Posted by: MrCaniac 2013 Reboot at January 01, 2013 10:10 PM (Zd/NW)

48 ...so we have THAT to look forward too.

All my small arms give me this illusion of security. Probably not how we'll go out.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 01, 2013 10:11 PM (4Mv1T)

49 "* Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000
...
Let's now remove 8 zeros and pretend it's a household budget:
...
* Total budget cuts so far: $38.50"

Er, you have an arithmetic error here.

Not to mention that the spineless squishes in the House were not even able to get $30B in cuts, to say nothing of the touted $38.5B.


Posted by: torquewrench at January 01, 2013 10:11 PM (gqT4g)

50 I resolve to give the SCOAMF a big ass splinter that will cut his hamstring right at the bottom. And he'll never play golf again. Because he goes back, his weight displacement goes back and he stays there. All his weight is on his left foot and he'll be pushing everything off to the left. Serves the bastard right for putting hisfucking feet on me.

Posted by: Resolute Desk at January 01, 2013 10:11 PM (5Jhmf)

51 It's simple. We want big govt. but we refuse to pay for it.

Posted by: Al at January 01, 2013 10:11 PM (V70Uh)

52 The chick at the top should be taking off the apron for some New Years bang, bang


not getting ready to do clean up


moron priorities and all




Posted by: Moron #3 at January 01, 2013 10:11 PM (jfSqj)

53 Maybe a sport will come from that.
Not the NHL this season.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 01, 2013 10:12 PM (jPVBi)

54 We are not opposed to allowing you to work off your debt with a little trade IYKWIMAITTYD

We're willing to part with Michael Moore and Rosie O'Donnell for a good half billion writeoff.

Rendering their fat should garner at least that much on the world market.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 01, 2013 10:12 PM (BBWjt)

55 Panda with Chocolate Sauce for dessert.

Posted by: ALH at January 01, 2013 10:12 PM (eqV3Q)

56 Aloha!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 01, 2013 10:12 PM (kaalw)

57 51
It's simple. We want big govt. but we refuse to pay for it.


Posted by: Al at January 01, 2013 10:11 PM (V70Uh)

______________
We?

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 01, 2013 10:12 PM (HDgX3)

58 Berkeley has a football team???

Yes, but the players are all women and the transgendered.

Posted by: no good deed at January 01, 2013 10:12 PM (mjR67)

59 That cat video is awesome. The music is a nice touch

Posted by: Ben at January 01, 2013 10:14 PM (xTHBC)

60 Ever punch a panda?

It's quite a rush.

Posted by: eman at January 01, 2013 10:14 PM (EWsrI)

61
We are not opposed to allowing you to work off your debt with a little trade IYKWIMAITTYD


ni hao , Yankee bitchez



Heh. Or we could just keep them, raise a new generation, and then tell your aging population to get lost...

Posted by: Grey Fox at January 01, 2013 10:14 PM (/D/u1)

62 Berkeley has a football team???

That mean guy in the really hot tight pants *hit* me! I'm filing a lawsuit and organizing a protest right after I make out with him!

Posted by: Berkeley Football Team Quarterback at January 01, 2013 10:14 PM (BBWjt)

63 The Chinese just wrote off the remaining Russian Federation debt by saying it was OK because the Russians shipped them a bunch of stuff they needed.

Maybe we can ship'em California and call it a wash, eh?

Posted by: @PurpAv at January 01, 2013 10:14 PM (hc3eM)

64 60 Ever punch a panda?



Is that a euphemism?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 01, 2013 10:14 PM (IvVLN)

65 At least the sequestration cuts were real(though still inadequate) even if they were disproportionately on the military.

Posted by: steevy at January 01, 2013 10:14 PM (9XBK2)

66 This is the argument that needs to be made. Put it
in simple terms people understand. Telling people we have a 1.6 trillion
deficit is meaningless since 90% of public school graduates don't even
know what a trillion means.


Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 01, 2013 10:00 PM

Because charts fascinate the low information voter. Makes them excited like a PowerPoint presentation at a meeting at work.

All trumped by a few celebtards in a black and white PSA saying "The Republicans hate teachers! The Republicans hate firefighters! Think of the CHILLLLDRENNNN !!! "

Posted by: kbdabear at January 01, 2013 10:15 PM (wwsoB)

67 You can ALWAYS trust a RINO/Republican elite to stab you in the back when it really counts, then claim he got "such a deal" and furthermore that it was the best deal he could've gotten under the "circumstances" and that it wasn't a hill worth dying for anyway.


As the late Ron Smith said "America has a two party system. There is the Evil party and the Stupid party. Whenever politicians reach across the aisle and do something in a bi-partisan manner, the one thing you can be sure of is that it will be both evil and stupid."

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB (for the Children) at January 01, 2013 10:15 PM (Cnqmv)

68
Oooo - it would appear a DVDSCR of The Hobbit has leaked.

BRB - internets.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 01, 2013 10:16 PM (kdS6q)

69
Hey Maet, would it be like a super lot of work to do the top 10 commentors for the year, or is there something you just look at and copy?

If its work don't do it, but otherwise it would be interesting to see.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 01, 2013 10:16 PM (69Mdf)

70 63
The Chinese just wrote off the remaining Russian Federation debt by
saying it was OK because the Russians shipped them a bunch of stuff they
needed.

Maybe we can ship'em California and call it a wash, eh?


Posted by: @PurpAv at January 01, 2013 10:14 PM (hc3eM)

Do Hawaii this December and tell em we will throw in $500 billion if they also take Barky. That alone should save us enough.

Posted by: MrCaniac 2013 Reboot at January 01, 2013 10:17 PM (Zd/NW)

71 All the sequestration does to the military is basically back it down to pre Pelosi congress levels.

Bush was fighting two hot wars with less military spending than what we got now. I have no idea what the fuck Obama is doing with the money.

Posted by: @PurpAv at January 01, 2013 10:17 PM (hc3eM)

72 We?


Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 01, 2013 10:12 PM (HDgX3)

You called?

Posted by: 52% FSA Commander in Chief at January 01, 2013 10:17 PM (Cnqmv)

73 So I was surfing the net reading about seasteading. Any morons interested in that?

Posted by: Bon Qui Qui at January 01, 2013 10:18 PM (AjZV3)

74 71 GLBT and diversity awareness training?

Posted by: steevy at January 01, 2013 10:18 PM (9XBK2)

75 52, that's already taken care of. Why else wpuld she look at those dishes with such a smile?

Posted by: Jenny tries too hard at January 01, 2013 10:19 PM (b+8h9)

76 If Spain, Greece or Italy goes bankrupt could some freedom loving billionaires buy them and essentially do the same as the seasteading group?

Posted by: Bon Qui Qui at January 01, 2013 10:19 PM (AjZV3)

77 @54

You mean

Pin Ying Moore codename "Glorious Prancing Diarrhea" and

Rosie Guang Fi codename "Red Thigh Grease " ?


They're ours.

Posted by: Wen Jiabao at January 01, 2013 10:20 PM (EZl54)

78 Even in the animal world the black one needs posse to cover his back and go for the tail when the white one is not looking. Never a fair fight when color is involved.

Posted by: White Cat at January 01, 2013 10:20 PM (Ea64Y)

79 The only good thing about sequestration was that it actually had some mandated "bi-partisan" spending cuts! Now our fearless feckless leaders have pissed that away.


West 2016/Not a Dime for the R Party

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at January 01, 2013 10:20 PM (Cnqmv)

80 That cat vid. Man.
Hitchcock couldn't have done better.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 01, 2013 10:20 PM (4Mv1T)

81 I don't think you can buy a sovereign nation.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 01, 2013 10:20 PM (BBWjt)

82 74 71 GLBT and diversity awareness training?
Air Force One etc. vacation, fund-raising and campaigning flights.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 01, 2013 10:21 PM (jPVBi)

83 Greetings, fellow Morons.

Here are three new paintings. All based on the same theme, of having an ocean view. Update: Okay, the site here doesn't let you use three tinyurls at once. Grr.

Image one:

http://tinyurl.com/bdoq7d5


Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 01, 2013 10:22 PM (xjpRj)

84
I don't think you can buy a sovereign nation.>>

Yeah right.

Posted by: Dems/MFM at January 01, 2013 10:22 PM (Y6HTt)

85 Hey Maet, would it be like a super lot of work to do the top 10 commentors for the year, or is there something you just look at and copy?

If its work don't do it, but otherwise it would be interesting to see.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 01, 2013 10:16 PM (69Mdf)


That's a good idea.

My script is supposed to be smart enough to go back any distance in time but I've never tested it for this long of a period. It might take a few hours to run since it has to go through every single comment thread over the past year.

Posted by: Mætenloch at January 01, 2013 10:22 PM (XkotV)

86 Image two

http://tinyurl.com/bxkwgpr

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 01, 2013 10:22 PM (xjpRj)

87 Image three


http://tinyurl.com/at96dfh

Enjoy!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 01, 2013 10:22 PM (xjpRj)

88 82 Indeed,I think we just figured out where the money is going.

Posted by: steevy at January 01, 2013 10:22 PM (9XBK2)

89 @81, but wouldn't it be cool!? I love the idea of the seasteading group but it would sound even better if on firm ground.

Posted by: Bon Qui Qui at January 01, 2013 10:22 PM (AjZV3)

90 Wtched bit of a PC movie (what isn't) with a white bike messenger in love with a brown messenger, vying against black messenger and trying to help Chinese woman with a liberal goal (dont want to give way too much). BORING and so tired of Hollywood.

Posted by: Baldy at January 01, 2013 10:22 PM (opS9C)

91 Raise the ceilings, or remove the shit?

Set the house afire.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at January 01, 2013 10:23 PM (QupBk)

92 BeckoningChasm, weird, I've done three tinyurl's at once

Posted by: chemjeff at January 01, 2013 10:23 PM (BBWjt)

93 @84...you've got a point.

Posted by: Bon Qui Qui at January 01, 2013 10:23 PM (AjZV3)

94
Or Doris Day there is a Stepford Wife. Just make sure she is plugged in.





Nah, if she was a Stepford Wife, she'd have kept her heels on.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at January 01, 2013 10:23 PM (DoZD+)

95 BeckoningChasm, neato paintings

Posted by: chemjeff at January 01, 2013 10:24 PM (BBWjt)

96 It might take a few hours to run since it has to go through every single comment thread over the past year.
Posted by: Mætenloch at January 01, 2013 10:22 PM


so, it's not unpossible?

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 01, 2013 10:25 PM (JMmQ9)

97
Wtched bit of a PC movie (what isn't) with a white bike messenger in love with a brown messenger, vying against black messenger and trying to help Chinese woman with a liberal goal (dont want to give way too much). BORING and so tired of Hollywood.





Is that the one with Joseph Gordon Leavitt whatsisname?

Posted by: katya the designated driver at January 01, 2013 10:25 PM (DoZD+)

98 Wow, I had no idea that's how you calculated those weeklies. Interesting.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 01, 2013 10:25 PM (69Mdf)

99 $385, not $38.50. Should fix that before the Lefties blogs turn it into some huge gotcha as if the correct number is somehow an acceptable situation.

Posted by: Qwinn at January 01, 2013 10:25 PM (OtZzt)

100 90 The one with that Joseph Gordon-Leavitt dude?(who is,I believe,the child of leftist radicals)

Posted by: steevy at January 01, 2013 10:25 PM (9XBK2)

101 No guns in the ONT? What's happening? Where am I? WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE?!!

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at January 01, 2013 10:26 PM (79AXR)

102 Raise the ceilings, or remove the shit?

Set the house afire.

****

I know I'd never set foot in it again!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 01, 2013 10:27 PM (piMMO)

103 We don't have no stinkin' guns. All were lost in that terrible boating accident.

That we forgot to report.


Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 01, 2013 10:28 PM (4Mv1T)

104
The one with that Joseph Gordon-Leavitt dude?(who is,I believe,the child of leftist radicals)





Yeah but he's cute and I wanted to see that. Besides, aren't they all these days?

Posted by: katya the designated driver at January 01, 2013 10:28 PM (DoZD+)

105

Bang.


You happy now?

Posted by: irongrampa at January 01, 2013 10:28 PM (SAMxH)

106 Okay.

What firearm is best suited to panda hunting?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 01, 2013 10:28 PM (jPVBi)

107 Here are three new paintings. All based on the same theme, of having an ocean view.>>

As viewed from a German defensive position in France?

http://wp.flytogo.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/IMG_8330.jpg

Posted by: Dems/MFM at January 01, 2013 10:29 PM (Y6HTt)

108 Well, gotta go pretend I work for a living for a while. See you all about midnight or so.

Later roonz and roonettez!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 01, 2013 10:29 PM (xa1/W)

109 @66 PP in meetings... I have never yet been to a meeting that wasn't a complete, total, effin' waste of time at best, and a soul-annihilating anti-mass of anti-soul at worst, where they did not feed us.
Meetings are where they gland-less drones of the Commie-fag-junkie-complex do their dirty work.
Bring your sausage-making tools to a meeting. Maybe you can get fed.
Point of information: personally, I wouldn't eat that s**t.

Posted by: Thorvald at January 01, 2013 10:29 PM (1V6Pv)

110 Where the heck did Anna go????

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 01, 2013 10:29 PM (IvVLN)

111 "No guns in the ONT? What's happening?"

http://youtu.be/0IMesJgw3oU

Posted by: Fists of Furby at January 01, 2013 10:29 PM (I88Jc)

112 A man and his wife go to their
honeymoon hotel for their 25th anniversary. As the couple reflected
on that magical evening 25 years ago, the wife asked the husband,
"When you first saw my naked body in front of you, what was
going through your mind?"
The husband replied, "All I
wanted to do was to fuck your brains out, and suck your tits
dry."
Then, as the wife undressed, she
asked, "What are you thinking now?"
He replied, "It looks as if
I did a pretty good job."

Posted by: grease monkey at January 01, 2013 10:30 PM (VSWPU)

113 I have no idea what the fuck Obama is doing with the money.

Posted by: @PurpAv at January 01, 2013 10:17 PM (hc3eM)


That applies to the whole goddamned government.

I honestly think it's sabotage + massive stupidity + blackmail.

People hate conspiracy theories, but it's that or the majority of mankind is irretrievably insane. Take your pick.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile at January 01, 2013 10:30 PM (bxiXv)

114 What firearm is best suited to panda hunting?>>

Whatever one is easiest to sneak into the Zoo.

Posted by: Dems/MFM at January 01, 2013 10:30 PM (Y6HTt)

115 That house full of shit thing actually happened here in my town once. The town slopes down to the bay and somehow the sewer lines running down the hill blocked and all the sewage from 5 or 6 blocks of houses bubbled up in the one closest to the the bay. The owners were out of town at the time. I understand it was three feet deep in the house when they came back and opened the door.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at January 01, 2013 10:30 PM (QupBk)

116 106
Okay.

What firearm is best suited to panda hunting?



Posted by: andycanuck at January 01, 2013 10:28 PM (jPVBi)

Good question. Ed Norton's character in Fight Club wanted to put a bullet in the head of every panda who wouldn't screw to save its own species but he never mentioned the caliber of said bullet.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at January 01, 2013 10:30 PM (T7gPe)

117 106
Okay.

What firearm is best suited to panda hunting?


Posted by: andycanuck at January 01, 2013 10:28 PM (jPVBi)


Crossbow.

Posted by: MrCaniac 2013 Reboot at January 01, 2013 10:30 PM (Zd/NW)

118 What firearm is best suited to panda hunting?


Posted by: andycanuck at January 01, 2013 10:28 PM



Some say crossbow, some say longbow.

Posted by: huerfano at January 01, 2013 10:31 PM (bAGA/)

119 90...so the best way for joseph gordon levitt to rebel would be for him to take up with some crazy conservative woman, right?

Posted by: Jenny tries too hard at January 01, 2013 10:31 PM (b+8h9)

120 I got most of my education as a child from reading Science Fiction. I knew a lot about Sir Richard Francis Burton when I was 10 because he was a main character in the Riverworld series.

And he was shtupping the Alice that Lewis Carroll lusted after.

Posted by: epobirs at January 01, 2013 10:31 PM (kcfmt)

121 Want a good no frills modern day action movie, surprise surprise yo have to look away from Hollywood, but the Raid Redemption, epic (is that word allowed) movie. Just watched it a couple days ago. Lots of broken bones. Good times.

Posted by: Ed Wood VS Godzilla at January 01, 2013 10:31 PM (obHYs)

122
where they did not feed us.




Well you're going to the wrong meetings. Church meetings always have enough food to feed an army.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at January 01, 2013 10:31 PM (DoZD+)

123 Tim Scott on twitter:

I do not support a Congressional pay raise, and would not accept one.

I pretty much told Issa to shove that shit and I'm about to tell Scott.

BFD! He refused a .5% increase?!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 01, 2013 10:32 PM (piMMO)

124 109 Dave Barry once said, "Mankind can never fully realize his potential, so long as there are meetings"

Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 01, 2013 10:32 PM (4Mv1T)

125 What firearm is best suited to panda hunting?

Just play them William Shatner Poetry Recordings and bore them to death.

Posted by: Beto Ochoa at January 01, 2013 10:33 PM (BAnPT)

126 What firearm is best suited to panda hunting?


Posted by: andycanuck at January 01, 2013 10:28 PM (jPVBi)

Taurus Judge shooting .410 Dragons breath ammo. Cook 'em where they stand.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at January 01, 2013 10:34 PM (79AXR)

127 Also for classic kung fu, Avenging Eagle is pretty good,(There's a bunch of good stuff out there, not just the classic bruce lee, jackie chan, jet li stuff) and bonus points, as old Shaw brothers will never be remade by hollywood, which is a plus.

oh, and Happy New Year everyone.

Posted by: Ed Wood VS Godzilla at January 01, 2013 10:34 PM (obHYs)

128 The National Championship better be some epic battle the way the network is building it up.

Jeez guys, it's a ball game, okay?

Posted by: toby928© for TB at January 01, 2013 10:34 PM (QupBk)

129 Best panda snuffer is the A-10 Warthog.

Posted by: eman at January 01, 2013 10:34 PM (EWsrI)

130
I am pretty sure those birds were acting as bookies for the cat fight.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 01, 2013 10:35 PM (69Mdf)

131 Budget? Never heard of it. But don't worry. We'll just tax the rich.


Later, all.

God bless.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 01, 2013 10:35 PM (8hrco)

132 #71

I'm sure I've said it before but I keep hoping the insane spending turns out to be for the Stargate program and related starship construction.

Posted by: epobirs at January 01, 2013 10:35 PM (kcfmt)

133 Hooves? Horns? Anyone? I know for a fact my tiny fists are pretty useless, unfortunately. I call BS on that whole premise.

Posted by: Kalneva at January 01, 2013 10:35 PM (S+/pH)

134 115
That house full of shit thing actually happened here in my town once.
The town slopes down to the bay and somehow the sewer lines running down
the hill blocked and all the sewage from 5 or 6 blocks of houses
bubbled up in the one closest to the the bay. The owners were out of
town at the time. I understand it was three feet deep in the house when
they came back and opened the door.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at January 01, 2013 10:30 PM (QupBk)


Student apartment living, Isla Vista, California -- went away for Easter Break. When the first roommate got back to the apt, the windows were black on the inside -- from flies. Sewer line had plugged beneath our apt, anything that went into the drains upstairs came up in the kitchen sink and overflowed onto the kitchen floor. Never flowed further than the hallway, but created prodigious amounts of food for flies.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 01, 2013 10:36 PM (kaalw)

135 You realize that Geothermal had two of these items up days ago, right, RIGHT?

Posted by: Gerry at January 01, 2013 10:36 PM (Iz9jN)

136 Big Government reporting that CBO has revised their estimate.

It's SOOOO much better than before.

Now it's only 10:1 taxes to spending.

BFD

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 01, 2013 10:37 PM (piMMO)

137
This beautiful woman one day walks into a
doctors office and the doctor is bowled over by how stunningly
awesome she is. All his professionallism goes right out the
window...

He tells her to take her pants, she does, and
he starts rubbing her thighs.

"Do you know what I am doing?" asks
the doctor?

"Yes, checking for abnormalities."
she replies.

He tells her to take off her shirt and bra,
she takes them off. The doctor begins rubbing her breasts and asks,
"Do you know what I am doing now?", she replies,
"Yes, checking for cancer."

Finally, he tells her to take off her panties,
lays her on the table, gets on top of her and starts having sex with
her. He says to her, "Do you know what I am doing now?"

She replies, "Yes, getting herpies -
thats why I am here!"

Posted by: grease monkey at January 01, 2013 10:37 PM (VSWPU)

138 Apples to apples. Man's greatest foe.

Posted by: Fists of Furby at January 01, 2013 10:37 PM (I88Jc)

139 The post-party image reminds me of an early SNL ad parody.

"My wife, how does she do it? She takes speed."


Posted by: epobirs at January 01, 2013 10:37 PM (kcfmt)

140 124
109 Dave Barry once said, "Mankind can never fully realize his potential, so long as there are meetings"


Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 01, 2013 10:32 PM (4Mv1T)

“A committee is a life form with six or more legs and no brain.” – LazarusLong

Posted by: cthulhu at January 01, 2013 10:38 PM (kaalw)

141 @ 133
Yea if fists were so great there would be no reason to invent these

http://tinyurl.com/bcghtyd

also good for panda hunting.

Posted by: Ed Wood VS Godzilla at January 01, 2013 10:39 PM (obHYs)

142 I'm sure I've said it before but I keep hoping the insane spending turns out to be for the Stargate program and related starship construction.

Posted by: epobirs at January 01, 2013 10:35 PM (kcfmt)


I remember the show said the program was like 7 billion and the first startship like 8 billion. Not exact figures, but seriously, isn't that kind of pocket change?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile at January 01, 2013 10:40 PM (bxiXv)

143 Regarding Burton, a single titillative question (I am asking for a friend), didn't he pen some pseudonymous translations illuminating the, er, non-reproductive sexual preferences of the, er, sons of Ishmael?

Posted by: Thorvald at January 01, 2013 10:41 PM (1V6Pv)

144 House now voting

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 01, 2013 10:41 PM (piMMO)

145 I vow to try to jump on any new post and comment at 150 by crying, "Mehst!"

Mehst!

Posted by: Deety Bloomberg at January 01, 2013 10:41 PM (aOVhq)

146 142 I'm sure I've said it before but I keep hoping the insane spending turns out to be for the Stargate program and related starship construction.

Posted by: epobirs at January 01, 2013 10:35 PM (kcfmt)

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

I remember the show said the program was like 7 billion and the first startship like 8 billion. Not exact figures, but seriously, isn't that kind of pocket change?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile at January 01, 2013 10:40 PM (bxiXv)




So you're saying we have a fleet??? COOL!!!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 01, 2013 10:42 PM (IvVLN)

147 Crap.

Posted by: Deety Bloomberg at January 01, 2013 10:42 PM (aOVhq)

148 Mehst!

Posted by: Deety Bloomberg at January 01, 2013 10:42 PM (aOVhq)

149 "My wife, how does she do it? She takes speed."
I was quoting that to someone just two days ago. "The tiny diet pill you don't need to be overweight to use."

Posted by: andycanuck at January 01, 2013 10:43 PM (jPVBi)

150 Really?!

How did rum do it?

Posted by: Deety at January 01, 2013 10:43 PM (aOVhq)

151 You lose, comrade.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 01, 2013 10:44 PM (jPVBi)

152 damn, I was rooting for you Deety. so close!

Posted by: BlackOrchid-StillMissingDagny at January 01, 2013 10:45 PM (J6kXj)

153 143 Regarding Burton, a single titillative question (I am asking for a friend), didn't he pen some pseudonymous translations illuminating the, er, non-reproductive sexual preferences of the, er, sons of Ishmael?
Posted by: Thorvald at January 01, 2013 10:41 PM (1V6Pv)


I believe he translated the Kama Sutra.

(I'm replying for a friend.)

Posted by: rickl at January 01, 2013 10:45 PM (sdi6R)

154 Richard Burton once took a native spear through the face in Africa. It went into his mouth and out his cheek. The dude was badass.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 01, 2013 10:45 PM (RHeYi)

155 What firearm is best suited to panda hunting?

louisville slugger

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 01, 2013 10:46 PM (Z9EHQ)

156 Didn't I see that cat fight on WWE last week?

Posted by: georgeofthedesert at January 01, 2013 10:47 PM (Eq2MX)

157 #142

Early on, they had dialogue to the effect that they couldn't open the gate for trivial purposes because the energy required was a horrific cost per instance.

I suppose that got a lot better once they had the Naquadah generators and a good supply. Sneaking Naquadah setups into some power plants around the country should have serve nicely to offset the entire cost of the program.

Posted by: epobirs at January 01, 2013 10:47 PM (kcfmt)

158
I'm sure I've said it before but I keep hoping the insane spending turns out to be for the Stargate program and related starship construction.

Posted by: epobirs




1. Space Arks to evacuate our doomed planet.

2. Passengers composed primarily of Senate, House and White House members, staff and families to ensure continuity of our civilization.

3. Remaining passengers selected to confirm to diversity mandates based on gender, race, ethnicity, GLBITS and social-economic status.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 01, 2013 10:47 PM (kdS6q)

159 Okay, I will actually read the post now and all of your fine comments...

I do miss Rum & the 666, though...

Hope she is doing well and all happiness for her.

Posted by: Deety at January 01, 2013 10:47 PM (aOVhq)

160 I'm sure I've said it before but I keep hoping the insane spending turns out to be for the Stargate program and related starship construction.

Posted by: epobirs at January 01, 2013 10:35 PM (kcfmt)


Unfortunately, William of Ockham is waving and pointing at the neo-marxist saboteurs and FSA and corruptocrats.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile at January 01, 2013 10:48 PM (bxiXv)

161 #146

On the down side, I think I saw Moochelle's eyes glow briefly during a TV appearance.

Posted by: epobirs at January 01, 2013 10:49 PM (kcfmt)

162 People hate conspiracy theories, but it's that or the majority of mankind is irretrievably insane. Take your pick.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile at January 01, 2013 10:30 PM

People LOVE conspiracy theories and even cling to them for comfort. The most obvious example is the JFK assassination. It HAD to be a conspiracy, otherwise the worse fears of a nation that couldn't protect its leader from a lone nutjob with a cheap rifle in the midst of the Cold War would unsettle the children. If there was a conspiracy, surely the conspirators would someday be exposed and brought to justice, right? Just like in the movies!

During that same Cold War, the USAF created Project Blue Book to investigate UFO sightings. Not so much to cover up or confirm, but to make the Russians think we were hiding UFO existence from our people, not experimental aircraft.

Posted by: kbdabear at January 01, 2013 10:50 PM (wwsoB)

163 3. Remaining passengers selected to confirm to diversity mandates based on gender, race, ethnicity, GLBITS and social-economic status.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 01, 2013 10:47 PM (kdS6q)


Oh, fuckberries.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile at January 01, 2013 10:50 PM (bxiXv)

164 Oh, fuckberries.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile at January 01, 2013 10:50 PM (bxiXv)

now that there is funny

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 01, 2013 10:51 PM (Z9EHQ)

165 Chaffetz votes no

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 01, 2013 10:52 PM (piMMO)

166 so how did they convince hillary to pull a william casey? does she know how that turns out in the end?

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 01, 2013 10:52 PM (Z9EHQ)

167 So whatever happened to Rum? I hope she isn't gone because we lost her to the Borg Collective called CA Democrats.

Posted by: kbdabear at January 01, 2013 10:52 PM (wwsoB)

168 @ 163
Are those good for pies?

Posted by: Ed Wood VS Godzilla at January 01, 2013 10:53 PM (obHYs)

169 From Robert Costa:

Labradoe, Guinta, hensarling, fincher, pompeo, posey -- nay

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 01, 2013 10:53 PM (piMMO)

170 What firearm is best suited to panda hunting?

louisville slugger
Posted by: yankeefifth at January 01, 2013 10:46 PM (Z9EHQ)




3 feet of 2 inch rebar


boom! mutha fukker


Posted by: Jake in ID at January 01, 2013 10:53 PM (jfSqj)

171 someone needs to explain to the fucktards in congress that voting yes to this pretty nearly makes everything else irrelevant, there is no later after this vote.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 01, 2013 10:53 PM (Z9EHQ)

172 @CongHuelskamp

Headed to the floor. Will vote no. It's time for solutions, not another last-minute deal that increases taxes, spending.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 01, 2013 10:54 PM (piMMO)

173 3 feet of 2 inch rebar


boom! mutha fukker


Posted by: Jake in ID at January 01, 2013 10:53 PM (jfSqj)

a small glimmer of hope flashes for the republic.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 01, 2013 10:54 PM (Z9EHQ)

174 #162

A classic followup to the misdirection used against the Germans in th ebuidup to D-Day. Or the claim that British spotters were detecting German bombers at extraordinary ranges due to high consumption of carrots rather than having much more advanced use of radar than the Germans believed existed.

Posted by: epobirs at January 01, 2013 10:54 PM (kcfmt)

175 People LOVE conspiracy theories

Posted by: kbdabear at January 01, 2013 10:50 PM (wwsoB)


You're half right. People love conspiracy theories that don't actually threaten them - something distant, something historical.

Lay out thousands of pages of documentation of marxist subversion of education, unions, what "community organizers" are, journolist or witnesses and documentation of FandF, and you're paranoid and not a serious part of the conversation.

Definitely cuts both ways. Pretty much whichever option is the most destructive is the one people pick - believe nonsense and deny reality.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile at January 01, 2013 10:54 PM (bxiXv)

176 Yo Morons

Posted by: fluffy, stuck with the check at January 01, 2013 10:54 PM (z9HTb)

177 "1. Space Arks to evacuate our doomed planet.

2.
Passengers composed primarily of Senate, House and White House members,
staff and families to ensure continuity of our civilization.

3.
Remaining passengers selected to confirm to diversity mandates based on
gender, race, ethnicity, GLBITS and social-economic status.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 01, 2013 10:47 PM (kdS6q)
"Don't forget the "Marketing Staff, the "Czars", and the "Telephone Sanitizers":
They can all go out first on the "A" Ark.We'll be right behind them on the "B" Ark.
Sure we will...

Posted by: ChrisP at January 01, 2013 10:54 PM (+6191)

178 Checking the Orange Bowl. Seminoles up 14-3

Posted by: kbdabear at January 01, 2013 10:55 PM (wwsoB)

179 Stutzman, Terry, Southerland , Marchant, Lummis, Neugebauer -- nay

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 01, 2013 10:55 PM (piMMO)

180 Somebody axed about guns earlier. Ordered a cheap scope two days ago for my new EBG, just to get an idea of what I really want long term. Apparently the manufacturer enjoys a "hit or miss" reputation. The scope got great reviews for its price-point. Leapers is the tradename. Someone suggested Primary Arms and NC Star. Thoughts?

Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 01, 2013 10:55 PM (4Mv1T)

181 Boner votes aye

Posted by: From the twitterverse at January 01, 2013 10:55 PM (P/UF9)

182 in post obamalypse America I plan on being a minor warlord and wearing a panda skin with the head as a hat and everything else as cape - one piece affair.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 01, 2013 10:55 PM (Z9EHQ)

183 Schmidt, schrader, rohrabacher, wolf, wilson (sc), young (in), roe, mcclintock, myrick, gowdy, flake -- nay

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 01, 2013 10:55 PM (piMMO)

184 I was quoting that to someone just two days ago. "The tiny diet pill you don't need to be overweight to use." >>

Mother's little helper?

http://tinyurl.com/b6djxxz

Posted by: Dems/MFM at January 01, 2013 10:56 PM (Y6HTt)

185 Check Robert Costa for votes:

https://twitter.com/robertcostaNRO

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 01, 2013 10:56 PM (piMMO)

186 Kanye and Kim are having a BABY! Eyes on the prize ya'll. YOLO girl!

Posted by: Truck Monkey at January 01, 2013 10:56 PM (jucos)

187 Pete King -- aye; Sessions -- aye: grimm -- aye

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 01, 2013 10:57 PM (piMMO)

188 Quayle, massie, moran, West, walsh, westmoreland -- nay

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 01, 2013 10:57 PM (piMMO)

189 Leapers is the tradename. Someone suggested Primary Arms and NC Star. Thoughts?
Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 01, 2013 10:55 PM (4Mv1T)

Leepers can be ok, depends


what do you want the optic for


close, like room to room or sorta far like target, varmint hunting?



Posted by: Jake in ID at January 01, 2013 10:57 PM (jfSqj)

190
Oh, fuckberries.
Posted by: Merovign




4. Space Arks built by UAW workers and with 100% mandated American sourced parts.




Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 01, 2013 10:58 PM (kdS6q)

191 @robertcostaNRO Breaking news: Paul Ryan just voted NAY on the Biden-McConnell deal.

Posted by: 80sBaby at January 01, 2013 10:58 PM (YjDyJ)

192 Chaffetz, blumenauer, blackburn, akin, amodei, amash, culberson, brooks, burgess, Fleming, graves, duncan (sc), farenthold, gosar, issa, jones, jordan, mack, mchenry -- all nay

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 01, 2013 10:58 PM (piMMO)

193 space arks - heh - if I am not on one no one is leaving. Captain there seems to be a panda jammed in the hyper drive.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 01, 2013 10:58 PM (Z9EHQ)

194 That cat fight video had epic editing of the "Predator" score to the feline action.

In my village, the old women tell stories of the gato that makes trophies of men...

Posted by: Fists of Furby at January 01, 2013 10:59 PM (I88Jc)

195 #184

Valium, 5 mg.

Posted by: epobirs at January 01, 2013 10:59 PM (kcfmt)

196 Breaking news: Paul Ryan voted AYE on the Biden-McConnell dea

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 01, 2013 10:59 PM (piMMO)

197 RE 191 Now he says he voted "aye".

Posted by: 80sBaby at January 01, 2013 11:00 PM (YjDyJ)

198 space arks - heh - if I am not on one no one is leaving. Captain there seems to be a panda jammed in the hyper drive.

and it seems there is a louisville slugger jammed in the panda sir.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 01, 2013 11:00 PM (Z9EHQ)

199 3 feet of 2 inch rebar


How much wrist strength does that require?

Posted by: fluffy at January 01, 2013 11:00 PM (z9HTb)

200 @153 I am no prude. Just ask Trixie, she'll tell you. She once got me to _____, even tho' that weren't the way I wuz raised, and not only wuz it fun, but that's how the twins were born. (Musta trickled through, somehow, or a miracle, I don't care, I'm happy with the result.)
But I wasn't thinking of the plain old ordinary 'let's spice it up/you take yoga anyway/my lingam can reach your yoni like that/let's try it stuff': rather the kind of thing that would terrorize Cub Scout Packs in Arabia, if they had them.

Posted by: Thorvald at January 01, 2013 11:00 PM (1V6Pv)

201 Watching Iron Sky on Netflix. It's actually a decently funny movie. Cheesy as hell, but it doesn't take itself seriously.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 01, 2013 11:00 PM (o1kXv)

202 "Boner votes aye"

Knock me over with a feather.

I sure didn't see THAT surprise ending coming!

Posted by: torquewrench at January 01, 2013 11:01 PM (gqT4g)

203 Jake- It's a 1-4x24 with long eye relief, which is good for me since I'm a big guy and will have the stock extended. I was actually looking for something as an alternate to the good iron sights (for under 100yds) since I can't see well through iron sights. (old eyeballs and all)

Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 01, 2013 11:01 PM (4Mv1T)

204 Thoughts?

Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 01, 2013 10:55 PM (4Mv1T)


Redfield.

I know some people love NCStar, but it's cheap chinese crap made by prisoners or whatever. They started making toys for airsoft guns that didn't have to live with recoil or anything. IMHO they haven't changed.

If all you ever do is visit the local short--distance range once a year to play, it doesn't matter that much. If you want it to last or hit anything at long range or in marginal light, you don't have to spend like mad, but you can't skimp.

If you seriously want to make long shots, you will find you're in a crowd that spends a lot more money on scopes than they do on guns.

You can buy a crappy new car for $7000. You can buy a good new car for $25000. You can buy a great new car for $75000.

You can't buy a great new scope for $70.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile at January 01, 2013 11:01 PM (bxiXv)

205 Kevin McCarthy, GOP whip, is nay

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 01, 2013 11:01 PM (piMMO)

206 Panda? A little gamey...try manatee...tastes like chicken.

Posted by: Buffalo Bill at January 01, 2013 11:01 PM (XLuH2)

207 Brown-truck Santa just brought my new 4X32 Ncstar scope yesterday. Absolutely perfect for the AR.

Posted by: DAve at January 01, 2013 11:02 PM (XDC0v)

208 @199 Just practice. It'll come to you. Don't overdo it at first, but be diligent, and faithful.

Posted by: Thorvald at January 01, 2013 11:02 PM (1V6Pv)

209 Put the isopropyl alcohol into the freezer before you use it. The experiment will work better and last longer that way.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 01, 2013 11:02 PM (GsoHv)

210 The "Fiscal Cliff" bill just passed with GOP support. Say hello to a Dem controlled House in 2014.

Posted by: Six at January 01, 2013 11:03 PM (gW5fI)

211 Panda? A little gamey...try manatee...tastes like chicken.
Posted by: Buffalo Bill at January 01, 2013 11:01 PM (XLuH2)

leave the manatees alone. whacking pandas is only for fun - well cleaning up the gene pool.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 01, 2013 11:05 PM (Z9EHQ)

212
The final vote was 257 to 167.



Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 01, 2013 11:05 PM (kdS6q)

213 regarding pandas - I consider myself the spellchecker in the gene pool.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 01, 2013 11:06 PM (Z9EHQ)

214
heh. Ryan - the guy we were all happy to see Mitt pick as hope for fiscal conservatives votes yes.

We really need to have a 2nd party in this country.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 01, 2013 11:06 PM (69Mdf)

215 For certain values of great. I see no reason to get a variable scope for close work. Since the technology is at least 400 years old, I'm confident the Chinese can slap something together that'll work. And I have like 10 of them on all sorts of AR's, so I might know a little bit about what I'm talking about.

Posted by: DAve at January 01, 2013 11:06 PM (XDC0v)

216

Wondering if the bill even got a majority of the Republicans...

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 01, 2013 11:07 PM (kdS6q)

217 A real space ark would be about a third political power players, 20 percent rich celebrities, a third models and pornstars, and the rest crew.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile at January 01, 2013 11:07 PM (bxiXv)

218 205
Kevin McCarthy, GOP whip, is nay

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

Interesting. He's my rep and I always assumed (being the whip) he was in Boehner's back pocket.

I bet he got *permission* to vote no.

Posted by: Citizen Anachronda at January 01, 2013 11:07 PM (1c58W)

219 TFG at 11:20

"look, I even broke their VP nominee! I sure am just the greatest."

Posted by: From the twitterverse at January 01, 2013 11:07 PM (P/UF9)

220 OK, I'm out

I seriously misunderestimated the Val-U-Rite stores, and I find myself without drink. Just as well, as I have to return to work in nine hours.

tomorrow night, mi amigos

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 01, 2013 11:07 PM (JMmQ9)

221
"The "Fiscal Cliff" bill just passed with GOP support. Say hello to a Dem controlled House in 2014."

Posted by: Six at January 01, 2013 11:03 PM (gW5fI)

I wouldn't be so sure about that. 2014 is a long way away. There's no way they were going to LIB. Let's see what happens on the debt ceiling negotation.

Posted by: Hey-Zeus at January 01, 2013 11:07 PM (5Jhmf)

222 Thanks for the insights, on sights, gentlemen.

I expect to part with a thicker wad of cash if I opt for the long shots. For now, just an alternate for iron sights. 1-4x shouldn't be rocket science. Good reviews and all. I'll let you know how it works once I get it zeroed.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 01, 2013 11:07 PM (4Mv1T)

223 Pandas...Oh...it's for science and recreation...lets write a grant for funding...brilliant.

Posted by: Buffalo Bill at January 01, 2013 11:08 PM (XLuH2)

224

"3 feet of 2 inch rebar" weighs about 32 pounds.


"3 feet of 1/2 inch rebar" weighs about 2 pounds.

I recommend the 1/2" rebar, and maybe 18"-24" instead.

Posted by: Arbalest at January 01, 2013 11:08 PM (9oUZv)

225 @dcbigjohn absolutley stunning that cantor and mccarthy voted no. ryan was supposed to also be a no but apparently pulled back

Posted by: 80sBaby at January 01, 2013 11:09 PM (YjDyJ)

226 A real space ark would be about a third political power players, 20 percent rich celebrities, a third models and pornstars, and the rest crew.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile at January 01, 2013 11:07 PM (bxiXv)

see, now I am conflicted. If space arks are populated as you suggest it may well be a worse fate to let them get into space and see what sort of dystopia unfolds. I will bet it is most likely porn actresses come out on top in the long run.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 01, 2013 11:09 PM (Z9EHQ)

227
"Watching Iron Sky on Netflix. It's actually a decently funny movie. Cheesy as hell, but it doesn't take itself seriously."

I don't pay left-wing entertainment mavens a thin dime, thanks. Not a polished penny.

I won't even bother to rip it off via file-sharing. Why should I waste my time watching a crude and inaccurate caricaturing of a thinly disguised Sarah Palin in a movie when I already have watched the actual Palin get the identical treatment in the media all through the 2008 campaign and beyond?

Posted by: torquewrench at January 01, 2013 11:09 PM (gqT4g)

228 Jake- It's a 1-4x24 with long eye relief, which is good for me since I'm a big guy and will have the stock extended. I was actually looking for something as an alternate to the good iron sights (for under 100yds) since I can't see well through iron sights. (old eyeballs and all)
Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 01, 2013 11:01 PM (4Mv1T)

it all depemds on your budget

check out
Burris Tac 30
Nikon M223
Burris XTR
Vortex PST
Leupold has a 1-4 for $275 of so.


In my world the optic makes the rifle so I spend what I have to for the optic to work


Posted by: Jake in ID at January 01, 2013 11:10 PM (jfSqj)

229 Passing this shit sandwich makes it absolutely necessary to leave the debt ceiling alone.

Of course passing this shit sandwich made it absolutely clear the GOP has no balls, spine, or brain, so we are FUCKED.

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston at January 01, 2013 11:10 PM (KCvsd)

230 Re: scopes. I don't see that Redfield makes one in 1-4x24, which is what I want for now.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 01, 2013 11:10 PM (4Mv1T)

231 Was there ever any doubt it'd pass?

Posted by: Cynthia at January 01, 2013 11:11 PM (lhhNH)

232 If you do have access to liquid nitrogen at work. Don't forget to not tighten the top of your thermos bottle if you're gonna take some home. Cause it might go splody if sealed.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 01, 2013 11:11 PM (Y6HTt)

233 Well, time to bust out the Evan Williams whiskey. Gotta end the day with some kind of positive note since the Boner deal went through.

Posted by: Secret Squirrels Balls Und Sheft at January 01, 2013 11:11 PM (0SmH0)

234 228 Budget AND purpose. Nikon M223 is calibrated for 600 yards. That's not where he's going with this I thought- and that's a pricy scope.

Posted by: DAve at January 01, 2013 11:12 PM (XDC0v)

235 It's been clear for a long time the Republicans were going to vote for this. I don't get why folks are surprised. The debt ceiling will be the test for them.

Posted by: Hey-Zeus at January 01, 2013 11:13 PM (5Jhmf)

236 Was there ever any doubt it'd pass?

not on my part. pretty sure it was all agreed upon weeks and weeks ago.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 01, 2013 11:13 PM (69Mdf)

237 Tobacco Road,

Don't feel too bad about not shooting it yet. I had the new one since October and shot it first time today. Even let my friends son run the first mag through it.

Posted by: RWC at January 01, 2013 11:13 PM (sqp6o)

238
I don't think you can buy a sovereign nation.


Apparently we're going to piss one away.

Posted by: DaveA at January 01, 2013 11:13 PM (syEB8)

239 Tim Scott voted no.

http://t.co/ZarQ07dG

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 01, 2013 11:14 PM (piMMO)

240
The far-reaching agreement will have lasting implications for the tax code, future budget battles and the balance of power in Washington. It raises income-tax rates for the first time in almost two decades and fulfills Mr. Obama's signature campaign promise to prevent rates from rising on the middle class. Not since 1991 has a Republican in Congress supported such a move—a challenge to its brand as the antitax party.

WSJ



Hey, it worked like a charm in the 92 elections. What's to worry?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 01, 2013 11:14 PM (kdS6q)

241 heh. No. Ill making a game of it.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 01, 2013 11:14 PM (69Mdf)

242 #235

Really? If they raised ceilings any faster they could have rebuilt the WTC over the summer.

Posted by: epobirs at January 01, 2013 11:14 PM (kcfmt)

243 I recommend the 1/2" rebar, and maybe 18"-24" instead.


I hefted a 3lb hammer while I was out Christmas shopping. Faintly heard "The Immigrant Song"

Posted by: fluffy, Skandi at January 01, 2013 11:15 PM (z9HTb)

244 Jake- Thanks. I will check out all of them. DAve, thanks also. Merovign, thank you as well.

Plenty of arms, with nary any glass, to date, so I'm going to school on this. Was surprised to see the wide range of prices for optics.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 01, 2013 11:15 PM (4Mv1T)

245 "3 feet of 2 inch rebar" weighs about 32 pounds.


Posted by: Arbalest at January 01, 2013 11:08 PM (9oUZv)

well yeah, that panda skull is not going to cave its-self in


so once again


Boom! mutha fukka


Posted by: Jake in ID at January 01, 2013 11:16 PM (jfSqj)

246 #236

Are you sure? Slavery is supposedly out of the question here as well but why do I increasingly feel like I've been bought and sold?

Posted by: epobirs at January 01, 2013 11:16 PM (kcfmt)

247 @rollcall Partisan breakdown of #fiscalcliff vote: 85 Rs voted yea, 151 Rs voted nay; 172Ds voted yea, 16 Ds voted nay

Posted by: 80sBaby at January 01, 2013 11:16 PM (YjDyJ)

248
Acetone and Dry Iceslurry works real well. We used that all the time in cold traps and cold baths in the lab. I think this gets down to -64C (dry ice temperature)

Also Methanol and Dry Ice slurry. ( I think this gets down to-30 C). IPA is actually a little expensive for this.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes.... at January 01, 2013 11:16 PM (Md8Uo)

249 fyi, if you were ever being overrun by pandas, I recommend a marine flare gun, it is a heck of a lot of fun and effin pandas light up in all lots of fun colors.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 01, 2013 11:16 PM (Z9EHQ)

250 244 100's of hours. Thousands of rounds. I wouldn't keep buyin' 'em if they didn't perform. No speculation on my part at all.

Posted by: DAve at January 01, 2013 11:16 PM (XDC0v)

251 Picked up the M1A today. Turns out it's a super match. Composite Stock and Stainless barrel. Found out there's a guy down the road from me who makes scope mounts. Turns out a lot of rifle parts are made around here. The Kidd guys are over by San Marcos and, there are a lot of Suppressor makers around Cedar Park, Tx. Anyway has anyone used this scope mount?

http://tinyurl.com/bxgopg7


Intend to get decent with Iron sights before I do it, but it gets a little hard for me to see targets past 200 these days, and hit where I want to.

Posted by: BoGart at January 01, 2013 11:16 PM (Ugngr)

252 Ok, Julia Dietz needs to be spanked repeatedly.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 01, 2013 11:16 PM (o1kXv)

253 Ryan - it "reflects conservative values"

Posted by: From the twitterverse at January 01, 2013 11:17 PM (P/UF9)

254 buy the guns now, get the glass later.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 01, 2013 11:17 PM (Z9EHQ)

255
Be careful, some Pandas know kung fu.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 01, 2013 11:17 PM (69Mdf)

256 Ah well, sleep beckons. Back in a few hours perhaps.

Have to go to Pasadena tomorrow to start loading up for CES.

Posted by: epobirs at January 01, 2013 11:18 PM (kcfmt)

257 Budget AND purpose. Nikon M223 is calibrated for 600 yards. That's not where he's going with this I thought- and that's a pricy scope.
Posted by: DAve at January 01, 2013 11:12 PM (XDC0v)


man, I read it to fast, for under 100 yards check out some of the red-dots under $100 at Cabelas


lots of choices

Posted by: Jake in ID at January 01, 2013 11:19 PM (jfSqj)

258 251 Springfield Armory makes very nice scopes and mounts. And they stand behind 'em likle crazy. Very very nice piece-

Posted by: DAve at January 01, 2013 11:19 PM (XDC0v)

259 fyi, if you were ever being overrun by pandas, I recommend a marine flare gun, it is a heck of a lot of fun and effin pandas light up in all lots of fun colors.
Posted by: yankeefifth at January 01, 2013 11:16 PM (Z9EHQ)
--------------------------------------------------------
And the shrieking noises they make as they immolate. Captivating. You simply have to hear it.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at January 01, 2013 11:19 PM (jucos)

260 #255

Anything with the voice of Jack Black is just going to encourage a lot of rebar massage.

Posted by: epobirs at January 01, 2013 11:19 PM (kcfmt)

261 For rifle scopes (if money is no object) Than Zeiss is the way to go.

http://sportsoptics.zeiss.com/hunting/en_us/riflescopes.html

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 01, 2013 11:19 PM (Y6HTt)

262
"Ryan - the guy we were all happy to see Mitt pick as hope for fiscal conservatives votes yes."

Well, I wasn't happy with the party picking Mitt, and I wasn't happy with Mitt picking Ryan, and I'm entirely unsurprised to find Ryan turning squish at the last minute.

As I've said before, anyone thinking that a Romney-Ryan victory would have meant anything other than minor polite technocratic tinkering around the edges of Fedzilla was succumbing to delusion.

However, there's a whole large bloc of unelected people who get to vote, who can't be vetoed, who haven't voted yet, and whose votes will be very consequential. You may be hearing their hoofbeats in the distance shortly.

Who are they? The bond market vigilantes. Same bunch who blew the British out of the ERM in 1992, same ones who flattened Argentina in 2000, same who put paid to Greece in the last three years. They're on their way here.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 01, 2013 11:19 PM (gqT4g)

263 Ryan committed political hari-kari tonight

This will never be forgotten

Posted by: TexasJew at January 01, 2013 11:20 PM (lD8ju)

264 And the shrieking noises they make as they immolate. Captivating. You simply have to hear it.
Posted by: Truck Monkey at January 01, 2013 11:19 PM (jucos)

similar to listening to a whale song cd without the hippie overtones.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 01, 2013 11:20 PM (Z9EHQ)

265 Red dots suck 'cuz their batteries have to be up and you have to turn them on or you got nothin' at all. But other than that they're fine

Posted by: DAve at January 01, 2013 11:20 PM (XDC0v)

266 RWC- Glad you got to enjoy it. I was in the process of selling one in order to buy another, and then the SHTF. Was able to buy what I was after before they all vanished.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 01, 2013 11:20 PM (4Mv1T)

267
I think that Boehner just shothis own party in the head. Obama the Bastard must be laughing out loud in his office.

This is the most rancid piece of shit foisted on us in the name of comity that I can recall in many years.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes.... at January 01, 2013 11:21 PM (Md8Uo)

268 Shhhhhhh....TFG is speaking.

He's so fucking dreamy.

Posted by: RWC at January 01, 2013 11:21 PM (sqp6o)

269 Ryan committed political hari-kari tonight This will never be forgotten

Yup, and it's going to be ugly for the GOP come 2014.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 01, 2013 11:21 PM (o1kXv)

270 Fats Waller's "Ain't Misbehavin'" from the flim, "Storym Weatehr":

http://youtu.be/PSNPpssruFY

Posted by: Fists of Furby at January 01, 2013 11:21 PM (I88Jc)

271 Best weapon for Panda?


Baby seal club.

Posted by: MrCaniac at January 01, 2013 11:22 PM (Zd/NW)

272 Ryan committed political hari-kari tonight

This will never be forgotten

****

Tweet from Erick Erikson:

Thus ends the Paul Ryan 2016 Presidential Exploratory Committee.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 01, 2013 11:22 PM (piMMO)

273 ...and fulfills Mr. Obama's signature campaign promise to prevent rates from rising on the middle class.
Yeah. Riiiight.

BTW, the JEF is making a statement about the vote now (or soon).

Posted by: andycanuck at January 01, 2013 11:22 PM (jPVBi)

274 @122 Don't get me wrong, I LOVE meetings where they feed us.

Posted by: Thorvald at January 01, 2013 11:22 PM (1V6Pv)

275 Plenty of arms, with nary any glass, to date, so I'm going to school on this. Was surprised to see the wide range of prices for optics.
Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 01, 2013 11:15 PM (4Mv1T)


chasing down optics is almost a full time job.

boiling it down

pick a budget
pick a purpose


Posted by: Jake in ID at January 01, 2013 11:23 PM (jfSqj)

276 Yup, and it's going to be ugly for the GOP come 2014.

****

A mail-in campaign once monthly until then:

http://t.co/lhndXqJ0

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 01, 2013 11:24 PM (piMMO)

277 Obama the Bastard must be laughing out loud in his office.
See Drudge's main photo.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 01, 2013 11:24 PM (jPVBi)

278
I'm with ya there torque, just thought Ryan was a bigger believer since he could read a graph. oh well.

The problem though is there is no more hope for let it burn, its just going to be watch it boil. Endless pain, no relief for the producers.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 01, 2013 11:24 PM (69Mdf)

279 Drudge's headline photo is KILLING me!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 01, 2013 11:25 PM (piMMO)

280 Some demand Republicans refuse to raise taxes at all. Some insist that's an irresponsible way to react in the face of so much debt. So any time either camp (each who consider themselves the "true" Republicans) doesn't get exactly what they want they cry like little whiny bitches and resolve to punish the party by voting for Gary Johnson. Which is why they perennially lose. And then they decide to double down on their losing strategy and waste my time insisting that they are the true "ethical men of principles". The stink of loser is everywhere on them and well-deserved. They are an integral part of the Dem's success. Congratulations!!!

Posted by: DAve at January 01, 2013 11:28 PM (XDC0v)

281 Red dots suck 'cuz their batteries have to be up and you have to turn them on or you got nothin' at all. But other than that they're fine
Posted by: DAve at January 01, 2013 11:20 PM (XDC0v)


Trijicon, is the heat but super spendy


no batteries needed

Posted by: Jake in ID at January 01, 2013 11:28 PM (jfSqj)

282 275 I would add seek out personal recommendations based on EXPERIENCE. For instance my complete lack of experience with Glocks by no means stops me from having an opinion-

Posted by: DAve at January 01, 2013 11:30 PM (XDC0v)

283 "Gorilla hands are closer in proportion to human hands than are other apes' hands, but they and no other ape -- aside from us -- hits with a clenched fist."

Does the author of that sentence understand that the conjunction "but" is used to introduce contrast, not agreement? If gorilla hands are more like human hands than other primate hands, you would expect - not be surprised - to see them used in similar fashion. All research is bullshit.

Posted by: somebody else, not me at January 01, 2013 11:30 PM (nZvGM)

284 218 Interesting. He's my rep and I always assumed (being the whip) he was
in Boehner's back pocket.I bet he got *permission* to vote no.


Cantor, McCarthy, and Roskam waited until the bill was passed to vote "nay".

Posted by: 80sBaby at January 01, 2013 11:31 PM (YjDyJ)

285 The wife has a real nice original "Colt" ART for her AR, and a terrific Gen-2 Night-Scope. From These folks:
http://www.morovision.com/weaponsights.htm

Posted by: ChrisP at January 01, 2013 11:31 PM (+6191)

286 Does the author of that sentence understand that the conjunction "but" is used to introduce contrast, not agreement? If gorilla hands are more like human hands than other primate hands, you would expect - not be surprised - to see them used in similar fashion. All research is bullshit.
Posted by: somebody else, not me at January 01, 2013 11:30 PM (nZvGM)

someone needs to ape slap the author - fucktard.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 01, 2013 11:32 PM (Z9EHQ)

287 281 Yeah

Posted by: DAve at January 01, 2013 11:32 PM (XDC0v)

288 Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 01, 2013 11:20 PM (4Mv1T

Wish i would have two or three more just for an investment.


And we have a President that says 'that's how we roll.'

Good times.

Posted by: RWC at January 01, 2013 11:32 PM (sqp6o)

289 Roskam is a useless pussy.

Posted by: somebody else, not me at January 01, 2013 11:33 PM (nZvGM)

290 80sBaby, do you have a link to the roll call vote tally?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 01, 2013 11:34 PM (BBWjt)

291 And we have a President that says 'that's how we roll.'
>>

Just be glad he didn't say "that's how we bowl" cause then we would be doublefucked.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 01, 2013 11:34 PM (Y6HTt)

292 I'm seriously thinking about using this year to pay off my credit card debtand as much of my car payment as I can, and then requesting a pay cut next year. I have almost no debts, and can very easily live comfortably on <40k a year, and hopefully then my tax contribution to these scumbags will be minimized.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 01, 2013 11:34 PM (o1kXv)

293 Thanks Dave. I'll look at Springfield as well.

Posted by: BoGart at January 01, 2013 11:35 PM (Ugngr)

294 So, we all agree not a great start to 2013.
That, and the Badgers lost to Stanford in the Rose Bowl.
Happy New Year everyone *sigh*

Posted by: Sassy at January 01, 2013 11:35 PM (lhBr9)

295 I'm seriously thinking about using this year to pay off my credit card debtand as much of my car payment as I can, and then requesting a pay cut next year. I have almost no debts, and can very easily live comfortably on
Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 01, 2013 11:34 PM (o1kXv)

you may be better off squirreling away as much cash as you can and waiting for obama and his evil minions to write your ccs off for you.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 01, 2013 11:37 PM (Z9EHQ)

296 Department of No Unmixed Blessings: for any of you planning to just bump into me, I am a near dead-ringer (not nearly dead, but stick around) for Richard Burton. Problem? Every chick who ever heard that was illiterate, and expected Liz's lush hubby. Just imagine their disappointment.

I also look quite a bit like Sean Connery! You'd think that would be great -- except Sean Connery is my dad's age. Women now don't even get the Trebek jokes.

Posted by: comatus at January 01, 2013 11:37 PM (qaVK+)

297 >>The marketing order regulates the handling of spearmint oil produced in the Far West and is administered locally by the Spearmint Oil Administrative Committee

Oh, well, in that case, this makes total sense now!

Because, you know, I'm not good with math.

Thank our provident God that there is such a thing as a "Spearmint Oil Administrative Committee".

Dear Father, please bless these servants of the state who I know must be serving you as well and all of their families as they go about their unfathomable business.

Please stay their hand when they try to jab a sharpened pencil into their eye when they remember that they are serving on the "Spearmint Oil Administrative Committee".

I know that I ask much of you my Lord, for this intercession (they must want to jab themselves in the eye, at least 3x per day, minimum!) but you are Omnicient, Omnipotent, and yet have care for the least of your servants.

These are the least of your servants, the lowest dregs of humanity and I would dare, even from my humble estate, to plea on their behalf!

They are simply ignorant about their debased state! How could they possibly know?

From childhood, they have been raised to become a member of The Spearmint Oil Administrative Committee!

I am sure that you hear the pleas from their tortured souls, every hour of every day but if it helps, My Lord, I will add my pitiful plea to theirs...

By God's good grace, I trust that I shall never be nominated to such a position as member of The Spearmint Oil Administrative Committee but I hope to ameliorate the living hell that these poor souls must be living.




Posted by: Deety at January 01, 2013 11:37 PM (aOVhq)

298 you may be better off squirreling away as much cash as you can and waiting for obama and his evil minions to write your ccs off for you.

No. Whatever else, I have a sense of honor, and I'll pay my own debts.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 01, 2013 11:38 PM (o1kXv)

299

Cantor, McCarthy, and Roskam waited until the bill was passed to vote "nay".
Posted by: 80sBaby at January 01, 2013 11:31 PM (YjDyJ)

Yep. I remember reading a book I think was xalled Young Guns or something like that highlighting Cantor, mcCarthy and Ryan. Filled me with a bit of hope.

Ans then this.

Posted by: RWC at January 01, 2013 11:39 PM (sqp6o)

300 No. Whatever else, I have a sense of honor, and I'll pay my own debts.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 01, 2013 11:38 PM (o1kXv)

I am not saying you should default, however, if obama ans his evil minions force something through are you saying you would pay even if the cc company said no need?

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 01, 2013 11:40 PM (Z9EHQ)

301 278 I'm with ya there torque, just thought Ryan was a bigger believer since he could read a graph. oh well.

The most likely reason he voted the way he did is because he wanted to "bank" the tax cuts. I also have reasons to doubt he is running in 2016.

Posted by: 80sBaby at January 01, 2013 11:40 PM (YjDyJ)

302 290 80sBaby, do you have a link to the roll call vote tally?

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml

Posted by: 80sBaby at January 01, 2013 11:41 PM (YjDyJ)

303 I am not saying you should default, however, if obama ans his evil minions force something through are you saying you would pay even if the cc company said no need?

Yes.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 01, 2013 11:44 PM (o1kXv)

304 out!



laters





Posted by: Jake in ID at January 01, 2013 11:44 PM (jfSqj)

305 I also have reasons to doubt he is running in 2016.

To what purpose? Waste of time and money.

Posted by: Decaf at January 01, 2013 11:46 PM (TJQ3a)

306 302
290 80sBaby, do you have a link to the roll call vote tally?

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml


Posted by: 80sBaby at January 01, 2013 11:41 PM (YjDyJ)

thanks 80sBabymy chickenshit representative didn't even vote on it

Posted by: chemjeff at January 01, 2013 11:47 PM (BBWjt)

307 Happy, happy--punch!

http://youtu.be/p6QMYZa6YMY

Posted by: Bertram Wilberforce Wooster at January 01, 2013 11:48 PM (I88Jc)

308 Is there such a phrase as "corporate politicians"? 'Cause it fits. They disgust me.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at January 01, 2013 11:48 PM (DoZD+)

309 Well, I'm with Alex on this one, only because it's high time we start nudging the culture away from debt-financed living. That is the real reason why we have a $16T debt, because people generally don't mind living on borrowed money in their own lives, and so the idea of huge debt burdens is not such an appalling concept.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 01, 2013 11:49 PM (BBWjt)

310 From a Czech newspaper;

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president"

Posted by: kbdabear at January 01, 2013 11:51 PM (wwsoB)

311 Yeah, Ryan's not running in 2016. Why would he? I think he is happiest where he is right now.

If he had aspirations to climb up the political ladder he certainly had the opportunity to run for the Senate either this year or in 2010, but he declined.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 01, 2013 11:52 PM (BBWjt)

312 310, This. Oh my. Such pure clarity of thought in just a few words.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at January 01, 2013 11:53 PM (DoZD+)

313 Dave Not seeing any optics at springfield only the base and rings. I do have a Leupold Mk 4 AR 1.5-4x20 I bought cheap, that looks like it would fit nicely on the picatinny rail on that base. Next quetion. I see the lawyer to set up my trust, and as soon as thats done I'm ordering an AAC Suppressor to fit on the R700 I'm building. Im pretty sure I can remove the flash suppressor on the M1A, but don't think the threads will work for the AAC. Anyone make an adapter?

Posted by: BoGart at January 01, 2013 11:54 PM (Ugngr)

314
We need to stop this terminology crapfest. There aren't any tax cuts. These are the same tax rates 1 day ago. Except for high earners, then its a tax rate increase.

plus all the payroll tax rises.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 01, 2013 11:55 PM (69Mdf)

315 Great editorial.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 01, 2013 11:55 PM (jPVBi)

316 309 Well, I'm with Alex on this one, only because it's high time we start nudging the culture away from debt-financed living. That is the real reason why we have a $16T debt, because people generally don't mind living on borrowed money in their own lives, and so the idea of huge debt burdens is not such an appalling concept.
Posted by: chemjeff at January 01, 2013 11:49 PM (BBWjt)

Amen. I took a loan out to pay off the credit card (thank you Apple CU.) ever since i have put nothing on credit, don't know my PIN to the debit card. Basically, if the cash wasn't budgetted, then it's not bought.

Posted by: RWC at January 01, 2013 11:58 PM (sqp6o)

317 310 kbdabear

That is a great quote. About a year ago I spent a Saturday afternoon trying to track down the origin and came up empty-handed. The earliest citation I found was from January 2010 on a fishing forum, and the commenter was quoting a chain e-mail he got. It's often claimed to come from a Eastern European newspaper, but I couldn't find the original. It should be on the net somewhere if that is the case.

Posted by: rickl at January 01, 2013 11:59 PM (sdi6R)

318 credit is not inherently good or bad. it is not wise to have more than you are able to manage and many make poor credit decisions. depleting cash reserves to pay of credit is not necessarily a wise decision. suze orman gave lots of people horrible advice at the beginning of the crisis - use your cash to pay down your credit cards - and a lot of people suffered by following her advice.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 02, 2013 12:02 AM (Z9EHQ)

319 Molly Hatchet's "Flirtin' with Disaster":

http://youtu.be/d01smJlHhQA

Posted by: derit at January 02, 2013 12:02 AM (I88Jc)

320 Good evening.

Happy New Year.

Went and saw Les Miserables again today. Took my mom to see it. Then I took her out to dinner.

Posted by: Robert at January 02, 2013 12:03 AM (LUnTP)

321 Er, *cough*...stupid buttons.

Posted premature.

Anywho...

Took my mom to Chili's where I proceeded to, strangely and appropriately, freeze my ass off.

Chilly was an understatement.

Posted by: Robert at January 02, 2013 12:04 AM (LUnTP)

322 @310 !
Can we tattoo that on the foreheads of the Obamatons? Can we waterboard the Commie-lite party leaders until they, gasping and sputtering for breath itself, spew these words more than the water that deprives them of the breath of life?

Posted by: Thorvald at January 02, 2013 12:04 AM (1V6Pv)

323 In addition to an idea that Purp brought up...

The weakest point in any building is it's roof.

Also, I know from experience, the easiest way to get into sensitive areas in retail supply, is to have a lanyard & a clip board.

Yes, I exploited these security failures, *all the time* (made me more efficient) Because, I'm a good guy and don't mean ill to either client or customer, it's no big deal...

But, I've noticed....

You wouldn't like me if I I we're mad.

Sabotage is pretty simple if you think about it.

Purp's got me thinking lately...

It would be ever so easy, very low risk, no one would ever suspect...

Stay my hand!

Posted by: Deety at January 02, 2013 12:05 AM (aOVhq)

324 Robert, good evening!


You were considering "telling off" the boss last night ... what happened ?

Posted by: Steck at January 02, 2013 12:07 AM (RL7U1)

325
The 257-167 roll call passed with 172 Democratic votes and only 85 Republicans.




Well, so much for that whole "majority of the majority" promise.

Nice job passing Democratic legislation, Team Republican.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 02, 2013 12:08 AM (kdS6q)

326
Posted by: yankeefifth at January 02, 2013 12:02 AM (Z9EHQ)

On an individual, "micro" level I agree with you. Individuals can and do use credit responsibly. But on a cultural, "macro" level I can't agree. Our reliance on credit has led us to where we are today. If we are serious about wanting to change the culture, then this is one thing that we have to change about ourselves and stop relying on credit to finance our lifestyle, because that is essentially what is happening in DC right now.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 12:09 AM (BBWjt)

327 Hola Roberto!
You told your boss to take this job and shove it? What happened?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 12:10 AM (BBWjt)

328 "In addition to an idea that Purp brought up...
The weakest point in any building is it's roof."

I remember that statement, but not its context. Depending on the structure, glass break sensors and thermal motion detectors pose a problem to intruders.

Posted by: derit at January 02, 2013 12:11 AM (I88Jc)

329 ugh, slow ONT tonite
don't make me do actual work tonite instead

Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 12:14 AM (BBWjt)

330 HOwdy, Steck!

Howdy, Jefe!

I'll just say I'll find out whether or not I still have a job when I get back from my weekend.

Posted by: Robert at January 02, 2013 12:15 AM (LUnTP)

331 Chemjeff, the better-half had a question for you re: Velma's citizenship. Full American citizen? (Yes, he is the suspicious type.)

Posted by: Steck at January 02, 2013 12:15 AM (RL7U1)

332 Here you go BCochran
https://www.rinkya.com/new/en/auction-w81010792

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 12:15 AM (TCGmg)

333 329 - I think a lot of people might still be hungover from last night.

Posted by: Sassy at January 02, 2013 12:17 AM (lhBr9)

334 I'm allergic to debt, myself. Ever since I paid off my student loans 20+ years ago, I've tried to avoid it.

The way I look at is that debt has its uses, for example taking out a mortgage to buy a house, or taking out a loan to buy a new piece of machinery if you own a business. In the latter case you expect the machine to make money for you, which would help you pay back the loan.

But I don't like the idea of using debt to finance consumption, such as buying TVs or taking vacations via credit card. Paying off that kind of debt seems like a good idea to me.

Posted by: rickl at January 02, 2013 12:17 AM (sdi6R)

335 Velma has a green card.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 12:17 AM (BBWjt)

336 One possible way to stop the debt-based living? Stop taxing the interest made off savings accounts.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 12:17 AM (TCGmg)

337 I decided to break with a 12 year tradition at my home this New Year and just posted a "Happy" on the thread......and then wentto bed. I feel we will need ALL the beauty sleep we can steal this year....and the some.

Posted by: Richard at January 02, 2013 12:18 AM (qsbdU)

338 321
Er, *cough*...stupid buttons.



Posted premature.



Anywho...



Took my mom to Chili's where I proceeded to, strangely and appropriately, freeze my ass off.



Chilly was an understatement.

Posted by: Robert at January 02, 2013 12:04 AM (LUnTP)


I dunno if you've been experiencing the same -- but since my BH lost so much weight, she's been acting like she feels "underinsulated". We used to regularly drop the temp in the house to 62 while we slept.....now she needs a down comforter.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2013 12:18 AM (kaalw)

339 cthulhu, that is actually kinda awesome

Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 12:19 AM (BBWjt)

340 The way I look at is that debt has its uses, for example taking out a mortgage to buy a house, or taking out a loan to buy a new piece of machinery if you own a business. In the latter case you expect the machine to make money for you, which would help you pay back the loan.

Agreed. My credit card bills are from my time unemployed and the first month of my job when I hadn't yet received a paycheck. Other than that, I keep the credit cards for emergencies like car repairs, or I pay it off at the end of the month.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 02, 2013 12:19 AM (o1kXv)

341 332 Here you go BCochran

https://www.rinkya.com/new/en/auction-w81010792

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 12:15 AM (TCGmg)


Hahaha. Hey again Anna.


Here's Kanu again.


NSFWish


https://www.rinkya.com/new/en/auction-159559526

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 12:19 AM (IvVLN)

342 Chemjeff, gotcha -- the "better half" is concerned that gaining American citizenship via marriage may be part of her motivation. Not sayin' it's necessarily true in her case.

Posted by: Steck at January 02, 2013 12:20 AM (RL7U1)

343 336
One possible way to stop the debt-based living? Stop taxing the interest made off savings accounts.


That is a good idea but that doesn't really get at the heart of the matter. It takes a change of attitude to forswear debt, at least to the extent of using it to finance a lifestyle.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 12:20 AM (BBWjt)

344 Heh BCochran, going to bid on that one?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 12:21 AM (TCGmg)

345 I dunno if you've been experiencing the same -- but since my BH lost so much weight, she's been acting like she feels "underinsulated". We used to regularly drop the temp in the house to 62 while we slept.....now she needs a down comforter.
Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2013 12:18 AM (kaalw)

LMAO!

Uh, ya know, it hasn't really occured to me. A cold front moved through, actually, and I was just wearing a t-shirt and jeans. It was warm when we left for the movie! Came out and it was freakin' freezing out and drizzling.

Posted by: Robert at January 02, 2013 12:21 AM (LUnTP)

346 Steck, oh don't worry about that

Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 12:23 AM (BBWjt)

347 Velma is a university researcher, no?

I sincerely doubt she's looking to get citizenship via marriage.

Posted by: Robert at January 02, 2013 12:23 AM (LUnTP)

348 344 Heh BCochran, going to bid on that one?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 12:21 AM (TCGmg)




Yeeeeaaaahhhhh

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 12:24 AM (IvVLN)

349 Well got time to save up the money for this one of Kanu
http://www.hlj.com/product/KRS11213

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 12:25 AM (TCGmg)

350 Look at it this way:
People like to use household budget analogies with the federal budget. Okay, that is fine. But it also cuts both ways. If I have a salary of $50k but I have $250k of mortgage debt, student loan debt, and consumer debt, and I am "okay" with this level of debt burden, why should I consider it "outrageous" that the federal government has approximately the same ratio of tax revenue to national debt? (which it does, BTW) The point here is to trigger a shift in the way people think about debt. If people aren't willing to tolerate a 5-1 debt-to-income ratio in their own lives, they are going to be less willing to vote for people who don't mind such a debt burden on everyone.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 12:27 AM (BBWjt)

351 Robert, yeah, she's not looking for citizenship via marriage

Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 12:28 AM (BBWjt)

352 Wow, this is a slow thread tonight. Seriously - where is everybody?

Posted by: Sassy at January 02, 2013 12:28 AM (lhBr9)

353 but it's cute that y'all are looking already to the prospect of marriage

Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 12:28 AM (BBWjt)

354 349 Well got time to save up the money for this one of Kanu

http://www.hlj.com/product/KRS11213

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 12:25 AM (TCGmg)



Well, as of tonight I'm gonna have about $1,000 less a year in my paycheck, so there will be very few purchases in the near future.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 12:28 AM (IvVLN)

355 Letting in burn

http://youtu.be/SZ98z4__H-g

Posted by: derit at January 02, 2013 12:29 AM (I88Jc)

356 BH and I indulged in one of our little rituals -- the "tub, rub, and grub". We have a really nice local day-spa (http://tinyurl.com/bzldayp) where you can get a room with shower, cool plunge, hot tub, and steam for an hour.....then move on to deep-tissue massage (if you walk in feeling like an old man, you can walk out feeling like a cat)......then go out to dinner at a nice place (normally http://tinyurl.com/b7km4dm, but they don't seem to have a website -- but, tonight, http://tinyurl.com/7znj67a).




Couldn't think of a better way to start the new year.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2013 12:29 AM (kaalw)

357 in vino veritas

Posted by: derit at January 02, 2013 12:29 AM (I88Jc)

358 Wonder if Feinstein will try to ban this kit?
https://www.rinkya.com/new/en/auction-g115208268

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 12:30 AM (TCGmg)

359 Ouch BCochran. Sorry to hear that.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 12:30 AM (TCGmg)

360 but it's cute that y'all are looking already to the prospect of marriage
Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 12:28 AM (BBWjt)

Marriage is for sucks. Find out if she's okay with the idea of sharing you with a spicy Argentinian with double-Ds.

Posted by: Robert at January 02, 2013 12:31 AM (LUnTP)

361 358 Wonder if Feinstein will try to ban this kit?

https://www.rinkya.com/new/en/auction-g115208268

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 12:30 AM (TCGmg)




Lol. It is pretty scary looking.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 12:31 AM (IvVLN)

362 in vino veritas

in Dino oilandgas

http://encarsglobe.com/data_images/models/ferrari-dino/ferrari-dino-04.jpg

Posted by: Waterhouse at January 02, 2013 12:32 AM (SAKXY)

363 @ 352
In a dimension not of sight or sound, but of mind.

Posted by: Ed Wood VS Godzilla at January 02, 2013 12:32 AM (obHYs)

364 When I hear the phrase "deep tissue massage" I imagine little nanobots rubbing down mitochondria.

Posted by: Robert at January 02, 2013 12:33 AM (LUnTP)

365 359 Ouch BCochran. Sorry to hear that.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 12:30 AM (TCGmg)



Yeah, I love how we went from "preventing tax hikes on 99% of Americans" to raising taxes on all workers through an increase in the payroll tax".

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 12:33 AM (IvVLN)

366 It's probably slow here because Drew posted a new thread about the most recent vote.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 02, 2013 12:33 AM (jPVBi)

367
" then some."
16 hour days, E.R, everyone is coming in sick with the flu or other viral bug.
staff is calling out, so working short handed and feeling my age in this vocation?...business? When Obamacare fully kicks in,,,I'm sure it will be just like working at the Post Office.....with no doctors.
Just remember, there are many people you know who voted for this.....

Damn Fucking Shame is all I can say! We USED to have the best medical care on the planet.....get used to saying "used."
Tell the people you know who voted for this to "Choke On USED!"

It will free up more hospital beds at the very least......
Yup.

Posted by: Richard at January 02, 2013 12:33 AM (qsbdU)

368 Find out if she's okay with the idea of sharing you with a spicy Argentinian with double-Ds.

ummmmm I am not sure how to broach that topic

actually I pissed her off a little bit last night, so I don't know

Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 12:33 AM (BBWjt)

369 The Commie-fag-junkie Complex (Commies, and Commie-lites (formerly an opposition party)) now spend about 180% of our hard-earned tax money each year.
They paid the salary of "safe schools" czar Kevin Jennings, for example.
The really awful thing is that no one is pointing out that reducing tax rates increase tax revenues. We. Are. Doomed. In the short term, barring a miracle.

Posted by: Thorvald at January 02, 2013 12:33 AM (1V6Pv)

370 but I gotta tell ya, if I do end up marrying Velma, y'all are going to be invited to the reception, and open bar for everyone!

Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 12:34 AM (BBWjt)

371 >>I remember that statement, but not its context. Depending on the structure, glass break sensors and thermal motion detectors pose a problem to intruders.

I'm not saying it *can't* be done.

Just the observation that it, by and large, *isn't* done!

Worth noting...

Also, I would note, the types of entities who could or do fortify their roofs also have a front door /back bay problem...

I mean sure, if holing up in some shitty, L.A. Bodega, training a shotgun on every possible customer to walk onto your premises since 1993 to buy decades stale Corn-Nutz is your business model, then so be it!

Posted by: Deety at January 02, 2013 12:34 AM (aOVhq)

372 Well with the payroll tax holiday that had been going on was draining Social Security so fast, it would have exploded in the Democrats' face. So while the right hand is merciful, the left hand smashes.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 12:35 AM (TCGmg)

373 actually I pissed her off a little bit last night, so I don't know
Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 12:33 AM (BBWjt)

Uh oh. She's Eastern European, right? Well...you've lived through the day so I guess she didn't put a hit out on you so it couldn't have been that bad.

Posted by: Robert at January 02, 2013 12:36 AM (LUnTP)

374 364 - if you've never had a good one, you're missing out. Good deep tissue massages are the best, if they are almost at the point of painful.

Posted by: Sassy at January 02, 2013 12:36 AM (lhBr9)

375 Social Security? Oh, that's that thing that I keep paying into but will never see a dime back from, right?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 12:36 AM (IvVLN)

376 I have found a few figure kits in this quest today that are tempting. But I can't justify getting them because I need the money for other things and already have a few unbuilt figure kits cluttering up the house.

Though if I suddenly get a windfall or win a lottery....

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 12:37 AM (TCGmg)

377 open bar for everyone!
Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 12:34 AM (BBWjt)

You're the best!

Posted by: Robert at January 02, 2013 12:37 AM (LUnTP)

378 Damn reruns. "Ferrari" triggers this Pavlovian response in my head:

The intro to "Magnum, p.i.":

http://youtu.be/JBVHKwf5mSc


Posted by: derit at January 02, 2013 12:37 AM (I88Jc)

379 26 Doris Day looks excessively happy at the prospect of doing all those dishes. What kind of drugs is she on?
Mornidine®. (See the sock.)
Posted by: andycanuck at January 01, 2013 10:05 PM (jPVBi)
~~~~~~~~
I think she is hoping the dude in back of her is going to bang her silly. He looks like he's thinking the same thing.

Posted by: Darth Vader likes to watch Barney at January 02, 2013 12:37 AM (RXQ2T)

380 Is everyone trying to marry off CJ all of a sudden?

Posted by: Sassy at January 02, 2013 12:38 AM (lhBr9)

381 if they are almost at the point of painful.
Posted by: Sassy at January 02, 2013 12:36 AM (lhBr9)

How big is the needle from the injection of nanobots? Does it leave a scar?

Posted by: Robert at January 02, 2013 12:38 AM (LUnTP)

382 You're the best!

Posted by: Robert at January 02, 2013 12:37 AM (LUnTP)

Did I mention the cover charge?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 12:38 AM (BBWjt)

383 Sassy, oh it's not "all of a sudden"

Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 12:38 AM (BBWjt)

384 Social Security. How is it social when it rips off from the younger to pay the older? And how is it secure when the 'lock box' is full of nothing but IOUs from Treasury?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 12:39 AM (TCGmg)

385 Though if I suddenly get a windfall or win a lottery....
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 12:37 AM (TCGmg)




You'll be building kits someplace warm and sandy?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 12:39 AM (IvVLN)

386 Is everyone trying to marry off CJ all of a sudden?
Posted by: Sassy at January 02, 2013 12:38 AM (lhBr9)

I'm guessing he's looking to get Romainian citizenship.

Posted by: Robert sez what? at January 02, 2013 12:39 AM (LUnTP)

387 381 -
:-) - if you have constant muscle pain, they're the only kind of massage to get. You have to find a really good massage therapist.

Posted by: Sassy at January 02, 2013 12:39 AM (lhBr9)

388 350
Look at it this way:
People like to use household budget analogies
with the federal budget. Okay, that is fine. But it also cuts both ways.
If I have a salary of $50k but I have $250k of mortgage debt, student
loan debt, and consumer debt, and I am "okay" with this level of debt
burden, why should I consider it "outrageous" that the federal
government has approximately the same ratio of tax revenue to national
debt? (which it does, BTW) The point here is to trigger a shift in the
way people think about debt. If people aren't willing to tolerate a 5-1
debt-to-income ratio in their own lives, they are going to be less
willing to vote for people who don't mind such a debt burden on
everyone.


Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 12:27 AM (BBWjt)


Debt spends just like cash or savings, but it is really a different animal. If debt is "in-lieu-of-rent", like a mortgage, it's no big deal. If debt is explicitly against reasonably assured future earnings -- like STEM student-loan debt, equipment financing, or stock portfolio margin debt -- it's no big deal. If it's debt for some transient pleasure -- like blackjack, gender studies PhDs, scoring drugs, paying off gangs, widescreen LED TVs, or hookers......well, son, you've got a problem.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2013 12:39 AM (kaalw)

389 364
When I hear the phrase "deep tissue massage" I imagine little nanobots rubbing down mitochondria.

Posted by: Robert at January 02, 2013 12:33 AM (LUnTP)


If you find a place that does that, please let me know.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2013 12:41 AM (kaalw)

390 350 chemjeff

That makes a lot of sense. Far too many people have been using debt to finance their lifestyles. Sometimes people are better off renting than buying a house. They're more mobile and can go where the jobs are if necessary.

Sometimes people bite off more than they can chew when buying a house. If you own a house, you should be able to pay for routine maintenance and repairs (water heater, etc.) out of savings rather than putting it on the credit card.

Posted by: rickl at January 02, 2013 12:41 AM (sdi6R)

391 384 Social Security. How is it social when it rips off from the younger to pay the older? And how is it secure when the 'lock box' is full of nothing but IOUs from Treasury?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 12:39 AM (TCGmg)



I need an emoticon with a sardonic smile.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 12:41 AM (IvVLN)

392 You have to find a really good massage therapist.
Posted by: Sassy at January 02, 2013 12:39 AM (lhBr9)

I dunno, getting rubbed down while talking about my parents seems kinda...weird.

Posted by: Robert sez what? at January 02, 2013 12:41 AM (LUnTP)

393 Well a custom built house with a nice big airy library. Plus other mundane things like a living room and kitchen. Know of a parcel of land, 53 acres right on a state highway that would be nice to build one that is for sale.

So yes get the book written and published.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 12:41 AM (TCGmg)

394 "And then when I was 9 I...oh, yeah, right there! Right...there...so anyway, dad got really mad at me for lighting firecra...aaah! AAAH!!! aaaaaaahhhhhhhhh yeeeaaaahhhhhh....."

Posted by: Robert sez what? at January 02, 2013 12:42 AM (LUnTP)

395 Lol. Roughly where are you at AP?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 12:43 AM (IvVLN)

396 *looks at Robert's post* Well at least he never got a Red Ryder BB gun.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 12:43 AM (TCGmg)

397 If you find a place that does that, please let me know.
Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2013 12:41 AM (kaalw)

Ray Kurzweil might have a set up in his basement lair.

Posted by: Robert sez what? at January 02, 2013 12:43 AM (LUnTP)

398 Well at least he never got a Red Ryder BB gun.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 12:43 AM (TCGmg)

Oooohhhhhh nnnoooo!!!!!!

Posted by: Black Bart about to get his at January 02, 2013 12:44 AM (LUnTP)

399 374
364 - if you've never had a good one, you're missing out. Good deep
tissue massages are the best, if they are almost at the point of
painful.

Posted by: Sassy at January 02, 2013 12:36 AM (lhBr9)


The only one I had that was out-and-out painful was the day after I got back from an internal audit gig in London and flew back coach. The bad news, I hurt like hell for 24 hours......the good news -- and then I was fine. The 24 hours of pain was baked into the cake during the plane ride home, but the deep tissue massage turned it around in hour 25.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2013 12:45 AM (kaalw)

400 BCochran, Jackson MS.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 12:47 AM (TCGmg)

401 but the deep tissue massage turned it around in hour 25.
Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2013 12:45 AM (kaalw)

It was good for me, too.

Posted by: Nanobot draggin' on a cig at January 02, 2013 12:48 AM (LUnTP)

402 Deep South


How's the price on land out there? It's fairly reasonable in the sticks of Florida.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 12:49 AM (IvVLN)

403 399 - the good ones, yes, sometimes you have to go through 24 hours of pain to feel better. Kind of like an amazing antibiotic. It will wreak havoc on your body but 12 hours later, you'll feel like a whole new person. That's the way I feel about a great deep tissue massage. Which I would sell my left arm for right now.
And Robert - your posts are making me laugh which says a lot.

Posted by: Sassy at January 02, 2013 12:49 AM (lhBr9)

404 393
Well a custom built house with a nice big airy library. Plus other
mundane things like a living room and kitchen. Know of a parcel of land,
53 acres right on a state highway that would be nice to build one that
is for sale.

So yes get the book written and published.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 12:41 AM (TCGmg)


Do you live somewhere reasonable for human occupancy, or off in the frozen tundra somewhere? [Speaking as someone born in Santa Monica, CA, never left the state, and has never seen snow fall.]

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2013 12:49 AM (kaalw)

405
Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2013 12:39 AM (kaalw)

But it *is* a big deal, even for "good" debt like a mortgage, because it promulgates a cultural way of thinking about debt. The idea is not to debate the merits of a particular type of debt, but to nudge the culture away from debt in a general sense, with the idea that over time it will result in the election of politicians who actually do want less debt, not more. Now I'll be honest, I have a mortgage myself, I have a very conservative mortgage (15 yr fixed rate), so I am not morally opposed to debt, but I think that if we are to change the culture so that we actually get to a sane position nationally, we have to stop promoting debt as just another financial tool. It's not.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 12:51 AM (BBWjt)

406 cthulhu, you've never seen snow? Oh wow you have to come visit, you and your BH, I'll give you the grand tour of snow, you can even take some back with you if you want

Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 12:52 AM (BBWjt)

407 BCochran. Rough estimate since it depends upon type of land and location. Anywhere from $2k/acre to more than $4k/acre.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 12:54 AM (TCGmg)

408 we have to stop promoting debt as just another financial tool. It's not.


Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 12:51 AM (BBWjt)


The problem is not that debt is just another financial tool -- it's that handguns are just another security tool, table saws are just another woodworking tool, and dynamite is just another earthmoving tool. Tools are not toys -- they have impressive abilities to get things done but must be utilized in an educated and sensible fashion.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2013 12:55 AM (kaalw)

409 The problem, to me, CJ isn't necessarily debt. The problem is that like everything too easily obtained, it isn't respected or considered.

Want to buy a 500k house with 2k down payment? Sure, why not. You want 100k in student loans and your majoring in Central American Cultural Studies? No prob, everyone should go to college.


Things are hard for a reason. Earning something makes you take the time to stop and make sure it's something truly worthy and it weeds out those that shouldn't be there.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 12:55 AM (IvVLN)

410 Wow AP. That's a lot more expensive than land in FL. But then the land in FL isn't useful for really anything other than some hunting.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 12:58 AM (IvVLN)

411 Debt also seems kind of addictive. The Fed's policy of keeping interest rates low seems like it's intended to encourage people to take on more debt. If interest rates were higher, it wouldn't be so attractive.

Posted by: rickl at January 02, 2013 12:58 AM (sdi6R)

412 This property is going for $3,500/acre. Has access to two state highways. 56 acres of timber.
http://tinyurl.com/ax74oou

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 12:58 AM (TCGmg)

413 "Know of a parcel of land, 53 acres right on a state highway"

"Right on a state highway" is not on my list of desirable places to be.

Not even way out in the sticks.

In an Argentina scenario, once the federal teat ceases to flow, the ugly urban masses are going to explode outwards in looting, raping, killing rage. On stolen fuel, running on adrenaline and stimulant drugs, some of them will get all the way to the sticks. You will not want to be found by them.

I went to a party at a rural place being rented by a co-worker. If I had not had his written directions, there would be no way in hell I would ever have been able to tell that there was a house or a driveway. THAT is the ideal for which to strive.

Note that overhead imaging is fucking up everyone's privacy in rural areas. You have to plan around that now, too. Ask some careful questions.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 02, 2013 01:01 AM (gqT4g)

414 “It’s part medicinal, part placebo, and part treating the symptoms but not the underlying pathology.” -- Rep Trey Gowdy

http://nyti.ms/WcK1Jv

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 02, 2013 01:02 AM (piMMO)

415 Earning something makes you take the time to stop and make sure it's
something truly worthy and it weeds out those that shouldn't be there.


The point here is that we'd like to create a class of citizens such that, if tempted with the idea of taking out $100k of student loan debt in order to pursue a degree in Central American Cultural Studies (or whatever), that they would refuse the offer, finding the very thought appalling. We aren't there, and we aren't going to be there in the short term, but we *can* be there in the long term, by treating things like student loan debt and other types of debt much more skeptically and harshly than we have been treating it in the past. That's the point.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 01:02 AM (BBWjt)

416 not to be disagreeable but debt is precisely another financial tool. it is like a hammer if you use it correctly you will be able to build something with it, incorrectly you will smash your thumb.

structuring your society for the lowest common denominator is not the way to win.

Posted by: yankeefifth at January 02, 2013 01:03 AM (Z9EHQ)

417 Well this bit of land, all you can see from the highway is the bluff which has mature trees. You can not see deeper.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 01:03 AM (TCGmg)

418 MMMMkay, think I'm out for the night. Got my comfy, warm robe on and think I'm gonna throw on a divvy-dee of some kind.

Good night, my sweeties!

Posted by: Nanobot draggin' on a cig at January 02, 2013 01:04 AM (LUnTP)

419 406
cthulhu, you've never seen snow? Oh wow you have to come visit, you and
your BH, I'll give you the grand tour of snow, you can even take some
back with you if you want


Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 12:52 AM (BBWjt)

I've never seen snow fall -- and I turned 50 a couple of months back. I've seen snow on the ground -- even outside my house -- but I wasn't awake to see it fall.

And you probably missed my snow story, so I'll tell it again. My mom was a professor of mathematics at a JC in the LA area, and was on the textbook review committee -- so we had science texts for bathroom reading during most of my "formative years". In just about every single science textbook, there was a module about "phases of matter" -- and every single one of those suckers had an illustration of snowflakes......magnified to be about 3" across.

Since I was growing up in Southern California, I had little personal experience with which to evaluate this -- so from the age of six to about the age of 20, I figured that 3" snowflakes came hurtling out of the sky like the throwing stars in the "Kung-fu" television series, and it was a damned good thing that I only saw the shattered remains laying on the ground in the morning....'cause those suckers looked dangerous.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2013 01:05 AM (kaalw)

420 good night Roberto

Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 01:05 AM (BBWjt)

421 Chemjeff on the flight back from Christmas with relatives, there was one guy who said he was taking a pass/fail class next semester. The class, he said, was called The History of Pornography and Prostitution. You mean those types of students?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 01:05 AM (TCGmg)

422 cthulhu lol, yeah good thing you managed to avoid those snowflake ninja stars

Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 01:06 AM (BBWjt)

423 Wow, those would have been some seriously bad juju to get hit with. But the perfect murder weapon. *wheels start to churn*

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 01:07 AM (TCGmg)

424 What happened to the threads that were at least 600 comments long by this time? Granted, I know I don't pop on here as much anymore but what happened to that?
Sorry to whine, but I can't sleep.

Posted by: Sassy at January 02, 2013 01:07 AM (lhBr9)

425 412 This property is going for $3,500/acre. Has access to two state highways. 56 acres of timber.
http://tinyurl.com/ax74oou
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 12:58 AM (TCGmg)




Just from a cursory glance I can tell you that's MUCH better property than what I see down in FL. Picture scraggly pines, a few scrub oaks, wicked underbrush and palmetto bushes.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 01:09 AM (IvVLN)

426 Sassy, it's a slow ONT because it's New Year's Day, also because ONT got stomped by the fiscal cliff vote post. eh.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 01:09 AM (BBWjt)

427 419

LOL!

Snow's a blast. Even the occasional blizzard is kind of fun. I'd like to get more snow than I do, but not a whole lot more.

Posted by: rickl at January 02, 2013 01:09 AM (sdi6R)

428 Elvis' "In the Ghetto":

http://youtu.be/2En0ZyjQgU4

Posted by: To Build a Jack London at January 02, 2013 01:10 AM (I88Jc)

429 Sorry, but what the hell is "BH?"

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2013 01:10 AM (4u2LN)

430 Sassy, due to the current economic downturn. The hamsters powering the Internet have to be rationed. So there will be a temporary down tick in posting until the economy improves and people can afford more hamsters.

We hope you understand. We apologise for the inconvenience. Care for some cucumber sandwiches? Oh I regret to inform you we are short of lemon-scented napkins. So care for some tea?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 01:10 AM (TCGmg)

431 CJ, oh I agree with you for the most part. The wife and I discussed many things before we got married. One of which was our approach to money. And we were in perfect agreement. "No debt other than for a car or home. That in the smallest amount possible."

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 01:10 AM (IvVLN)

432 426 - I understand about the fiscal cliff vote thread -- but thought everyone who wanted to bitch about that would stay on that thread, and this thread would be open to all the people who can't bitch about that monstrosity one minute longer. And again, I can't sleep.

Posted by: Sassy at January 02, 2013 01:11 AM (lhBr9)

433 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 01:05 AM (TCGmg)

exactly.

Can you imagine paying upwards of $1,000 to take a class on "The History of Pornography and Prostitution", which at minimum wage will require about 100 hours of labor, which for a part-time job amounts to about 5 weeks worth of work, most likely unpleasant work, and then the grade for the class that you worked so hard to pay for, won't even show up on your transcript as a legitimate grade? It boggles the mind

Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 01:12 AM (BBWjt)

434 430 - I would kill for some cucumber sandwiches.
*sigh*

Posted by: Sassy at January 02, 2013 01:13 AM (lhBr9)

435 Chemjeff. I know at first blush it seems a silly easy class. Then when you think on it, its like why take it?

I am reminded of something David Gerrold wrote in one of his Chtorr books when I run into these circumstances - "Too bad common sense isn't."

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 01:14 AM (TCGmg)

436 432
this thread would be open to all the people who can't bitch about that monstrosity one minute longer. And again, I can't sleep.
Posted by: Sassy at January 02, 2013 01:11 AM (lhBr9)


That's why I'm here and not there. Although I am going to sleep pretty soon.

Posted by: rickl at January 02, 2013 01:15 AM (sdi6R)

437 structuring your society for the lowest common denominator is not the way to win.



Posted by: yankeefifth at January 02, 2013 01:03 AM (Z9EHQ)

That's not really what I'm arguing for - I'm arguing for a more skeptical view of debt, that is all. Again I'm not morally opposed to debt. I do want to nudge the culture away from debt-financed lifestyles though because I think it will lead to a more fiscally sane government in the long run.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 01:15 AM (BBWjt)

438 Then when you think on it, its like why take it?

maybe for the field trips?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 01:16 AM (BBWjt)

439 So I guess BCochran and his family unit will be moving to Mississippi for better land?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 01:16 AM (TCGmg)

440 436 - gotcha. I picked the wrong night to have insomnia.

Posted by: Sassy at January 02, 2013 01:16 AM (lhBr9)

441 Well if the field trip is to examine the bath house ruins of Pompeii and Herculeneum then I guess.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 01:17 AM (TCGmg)

442 422
cthulhu lol, yeah good thing you managed to avoid those snowflake ninja stars


Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 01:06 AM (BBWjt)


It's funny enough now, but such was my experience with snow until well past when I'd graduated college.

The BH still likes to push another button -- if I'm watching footage from the arctic, or in a blizzard, or suchlike......and it's less that about 80 degrees where I'm at.....I'll eventually start to shiver and look to bundle up. She thinks that's the funniest thing.......(N.B. -- she went to college in Rochester, NY; I went to college in Santa Barbara, CA).

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2013 01:17 AM (kaalw)

443 429
Sorry, but what the hell is "BH?"

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2013 01:10 AM (4u2LN)


If it's from me, it's my Better Half.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 02, 2013 01:19 AM (kaalw)

444 Well Sassy, here is a free Kindle book.

The Krone Experiment. A microscopic black hole is slowly devouring the Earth.

http://tinyurl.com/a7qg93s

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 01:19 AM (TCGmg)

445 439 So I guess BCochran and his family unit will be moving to Mississippi for better land?
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 01:16 AM (TCGmg)



Lol. No.


Work is a family run business. So I'm locked in. I'll tell you, the place I've visited that I liked the most is smack right in the middle of Minnesota. Beautiful little town. The wife, however, is a city girl.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 01:22 AM (IvVLN)

446 444 - Anna, I don't know you, but from what I can tell, your tastes are much too highbrow for me -- especially at this hour of the night.
You're classing up the joint too much.

Posted by: Sassy at January 02, 2013 01:22 AM (lhBr9)

447 437
I agree, chemjeff. People, and society as a whole, have become far too used to "debt-financed lifestyles".

It's like Wimpy's saying, "I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."

Posted by: rickl at January 02, 2013 01:24 AM (sdi6R)

448 I feel like DrewM is going to have an anneurism (sp) though. Between his anger during the election and all his posts thereafter - I think he's the ideal candidate for a deep tissue massage.

Posted by: Sassy at January 02, 2013 01:26 AM (lhBr9)

449 Here ya go AP. This is one of the better pieces of property I've found on the "cheap".


http://www.landflip.com/land.asp?listing_id=11242

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 01:29 AM (IvVLN)

450 Deanna Durbin's "Old Folks at Home":

http://youtu.be/hju5YFPH_eA

Posted by: Ponce de Leon at January 02, 2013 01:30 AM (I88Jc)

451 442 cthulhu
she went to college in Rochester, NY


I lived in western NY for a few years when I was a kid, and they definitely have epic snowstorms there. Of course, I was shorter then, so it probably seemed deeper than it was. Still, now that I live in southeastern PA, I sometimes get nostalgic for big snow accumulations.

Posted by: rickl at January 02, 2013 01:30 AM (sdi6R)

452 433 yet it points the way to better job prospects than most LA grads coming out now, and one which most of them are better suited for than anything they could hope to do at my company.

Posted by: BoGart at January 02, 2013 01:33 AM (Ugngr)

453 Sassy, me high brow? Say what? When did I become Eliza Doolittle? "Just yew wait Hehnry Hhiggins!"

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 01:34 AM (TCGmg)

454 BCochran. Looks like a nice piece of property. Until I read hogs. Buy a bazooka.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 01:35 AM (TCGmg)

455 Yeah, normally AP is face first in same scandily clad Japanese girl's figure....

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 01:35 AM (IvVLN)

456 #448
Why do you think I pretty much vanished after Nov 7?

The electoral implications for 2014 are ugly, and this repeated GOP stupidity makes that worse.

Good luck, after Boehner's balllessness and the Akins that will assuredly rear up in primaries, we are fucked six ways from sunday.

Posted by: CAC at January 02, 2013 01:36 AM (uJbx5)

457 Oh and aye all.

Posted by: CAC at January 02, 2013 01:36 AM (uJbx5)

458 454 BCochran. Looks like a nice piece of property. Until I read hogs. Buy a bazooka.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 01:35 AM (TCGmg)




Yeah, hogs can be a real problem. But I've got some friends that could fix that.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 01:36 AM (IvVLN)

459 Oi! BCochran! WHut yew sayin about me?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 01:37 AM (TCGmg)

460 Compared to me, Anna - especially at this hour of the night -- I'm lucky I can string a sentence together. Anyway, I hope you had a good New Year's Day regardless of the Senate fiasco.

Posted by: Sassy at January 02, 2013 01:37 AM (lhBr9)

461 Hi, CAC.

Posted by: rickl at January 02, 2013 01:38 AM (sdi6R)

462
night kids,
have fun....

Posted by: Richard at January 02, 2013 01:38 AM (qsbdU)

463 Holy shit! Like a ghost from the past!


CAC!


How's life? How's your better half? I just assumed you were still in the bedroom..and dining room...and kitchen...and bathroom......

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 01:38 AM (IvVLN)

464 This is tempting. Looks like it might be an original sketch of Kaoru from Rurouni Kenshin. With autograph. Wish I could read the actual Japanese to verify.

https://www.rinkya.com/new/en/auction-l155921490

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 01:39 AM (TCGmg)

465 Hi CAC!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 01:39 AM (TCGmg)

466 Oi! BCochran! WHut yew sayin about me?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 01:37 AM (TCGmg)



*Looks around innocently*



Whhhaaaaaat?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 01:40 AM (IvVLN)

467 CAC -- you posted all the poll info throughout the campaign, right? I enjoyed those.
I'm not disagreeing with you or anyone else who is disgusted but DrewM has just taken it to an entirely unhealthy level.

Posted by: Sassy at January 02, 2013 01:40 AM (lhBr9)

468 Sassy, I had a good New Years day in spite of it raining all day plus the stupid from DC. Mainly because I ignored the stupid. Did you?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 01:40 AM (TCGmg)

469 So is your whole place an homage to this stuff AP? Or do you have it contained to one room?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 01:41 AM (IvVLN)

470 Describing every budget item in 10 year terms is the economics equivalent of high capacity magazines.

That's a habit that has to be stopped.

Posted by: f2000 at January 02, 2013 01:43 AM (abiX9)

471 Mainly contained to one room, but it is leaking.

Original art and cels are easy to store, nice Itoya binders are a blessing since they can hold multiple items and be put on a bookshelf. Its the other stuff that takes up space.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 01:43 AM (TCGmg)

472 Sassy, rightfully so on his part. We are so fucked electorally with this all one can do is laugh maniacally (as I've been doing) or blow vessels as Drew has. Either reaction is appropriate, frankly.
Hello Anna and rickl.
BCochran life is good, married life is the same as before, though I've had a rough few months with my failing GB. Still live around it. Go on our weekly dates (saw Django yesterday and hit up Fapplebees), did the holiday thing, drank. The usual. Good times.

Posted by: CAC at January 02, 2013 01:44 AM (uJbx5)

473 Where do you live, Anna? Sucks that it rained for you all day.
It was sunny and COLD here. Low 20's in Chicago, but at least the sun was out to temper some of the cold. And no wind, for a change, which helped.
The little one had a big New Years Eve slumber party at a friend's house with 7 boys and girls. She had the time of her life. She came home around noon, a bundle of energy, and then by 3:00, she passed out for three hours, woke up, and told me she felt sick, so I've been tending to her since then. It probably didn't help that she was up playing twister with 6 other boys and girls after midnight.

Posted by: Sassy at January 02, 2013 01:45 AM (lhBr9)

474 Paul Robeson's "USSR Anthem":

http://youtu.be/OFPw5NTi1NQ

Posted by: Everlasting fountain of tears at January 02, 2013 01:47 AM (I88Jc)

475 Your next project AP?


https://www.rinkya.com/new/en/auction-159559526

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 01:50 AM (IvVLN)

476 Live in Jackson, MS. Friday it rained almost the whole day. And did it again today. Temps supposed to drop to 37F tonight.

I caught the lung crud at the start of December when I went to visit a friend at their shop. They were hosting a kid's birthday party. And soon after that I got sick. So I can sympathize with your kid being under the weather. I hope she has a speedy recovery.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 01:50 AM (TCGmg)

477 Duuude, you are totally obsessed with Kanu...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 01:51 AM (TCGmg)

478 Lmao. I can't help that it keeps coming up in the search.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 01:52 AM (IvVLN)

479 And you chastise me... pot and kettle hai?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 01:52 AM (TCGmg)

480 OK, I'm off to bed. Goodnight everybody.

I've successfully completed another orbit around the sun, and I have to be off to work in a few hours.

Posted by: rickl at January 02, 2013 01:53 AM (sdi6R)

481 Here, that better?


https://www.rinkya.com/new/en/auction-v267424699

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 01:54 AM (IvVLN)

482 That's uncharacteristically cold for Mississippi. Always wanted to visit, never got around to it.
Thanks for your well wishes re: the little one. She never ever gets sick so when she does, it always catches me off guard.

Posted by: Sassy at January 02, 2013 01:55 AM (lhBr9)

483 I think I have created a monster....

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 01:55 AM (TCGmg)

484 Lmao....is my inner nuclear fire about to erupt?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 01:56 AM (IvVLN)

485 goodnight rickl. I may head off to slumberland too now. I'll probably wake up in two hours but some sleep is better than no sleep.
Let's hope there are some notably positive things for everyone in 2013.

Posted by: Sassy at January 02, 2013 01:57 AM (lhBr9)

486 This might cause me to have a true nerd-gasm
https://www.rinkya.com/new/en/auction-f123659023

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 01:59 AM (TCGmg)

487 Night rickl and Sassy. Yes lets work in a positive way to make things better.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 02:00 AM (TCGmg)

488 Gonna have to explain that one AP

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 02:02 AM (IvVLN)

489 Academics need to realize the good sense of communal campus housing for themselves.

La Marseillaise, French National Anthem (Fr/En):

http://youtu.be/4K1q9Ntcr5g

Posted by: derit at January 02, 2013 02:03 AM (I88Jc)

490 CAC! How ya doin' man? haven't seen you in ages

Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 02:05 AM (BBWjt)

491 BCochran. Have you ever seen Ponyo? Spirited Away? Princess Mononoke? Kiki's Delivery Service? Castle in the Sky? Porco Rosso? Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind?

That right there looks like a legit colored sketch of Nausicaa from 1987 by the writer/artist/founder of Studio Ghibli - Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli produced all those titles I just listed. And Disney brought them to the US market.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 02:06 AM (TCGmg)

492 yeah AP sorry I don't get it either

Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 02:07 AM (BBWjt)

493 so AP these are anime movies?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 02:12 AM (BBWjt)

494 I blacked out there for a bit. I miss anything?



Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 02:12 AM (IvVLN)

495 Yes all are anime movies.

Porco Rosso is most often quoted with "I'd rather be a pig than a fascist." Movie is set during the rise of Mussolini in the Adriatic with a pig who flies a seaplane and battles air pirates. Plus he has a few love interests along the way.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 02:15 AM (TCGmg)

496 Hey CAC, if you're still around.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 02, 2013 02:16 AM (bxiXv)

497 Out.


Catch you later AP.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 02, 2013 02:19 AM (IvVLN)

498 Rolling Stone's "Can't you hear me knocking?":

http://youtu.be/3fa4HUiFJ6c

Posted by: derit at January 02, 2013 02:20 AM (I88Jc)

499 okay, time for bed for me too.
good night all

Posted by: chemjeff at January 02, 2013 02:21 AM (BBWjt)

500 Good night BCochran

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 02:21 AM (TCGmg)

501 >>One possible way to stop the debt-based living? Stop taxing the interest made off savings accounts.

That just won't do!

According to the Keyneyinists in both parties, going back mere decades there is no such reason for banks to even offer outdated things like "savings accounts"!

Constant churn, baby!

Everyone needs to keep paddling because we will all drown, if we don't!

Faster!

Posted by: Deety at January 02, 2013 02:31 AM (aOVhq)

502 The Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love":

http://youtu.be/venzPNvge18

Posted by: derit at January 02, 2013 02:33 AM (I88Jc)

503 George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You
http://youtu.be/6GdeU0ww4zY

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 02:38 AM (TCGmg)

504 This song is just 2 words long....


Posted by: derit at January 02, 2013 02:42 AM (I88Jc)

505 George Harrison's "Here Comes the Sun":

http://youtu.be/U_dBwJDUlS4

Posted by: Crucibles creation at January 02, 2013 02:49 AM (I88Jc)

506 Oh yeah?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI4oRt7PLnc


Posted by: epobirs at January 02, 2013 02:59 AM (kcfmt)

507 Somebody likes Harrison. This is the best one he ever did. IMO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKCLgEqd9x0

Posted by: otho at January 02, 2013 03:00 AM (yBF/9)

508

The Beatles' "Paperback Writer":

http://youtu.be/_e3DA-Uctvw

Posted by: Daily Mammal at January 02, 2013 03:02 AM (I88Jc)

509 epobirs, Weird Al for the win. Again.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 03:03 AM (TCGmg)

510 Eight minutes of Sailor Moon cosplay slideshow
http://youtu.be/p7BGxCYqgbE

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 03:04 AM (TCGmg)

511 #419

Sounds like a good feature for an alien world in an SF story.

First time I saw snow falling was Manhatten in 2000. I was there for 48 hours on my way to Germany to do some work for Byte at CeBIT. Growing up in Thousand Oaks, snow was something that you grabbed some altitude for but never expected at home.

December 2011 was the first time I ever saw snow falling where I lived. First time for snow in Castaic since something like 1948, because warmening.

Posted by: epobirs at January 02, 2013 03:09 AM (kcfmt)

512 Posted by: epobirs at January 02, 2013 02:59 AM


hahaha. Never heard that one. Fantastic.

Weird Al... better than the original

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mio2kz9lv28

Posted by: otho at January 02, 2013 03:12 AM (yBF/9)

513 I've always been fond of this Harrison song that ran over the end credits of Time Bandits. I always let it run through for the song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PKVlPEz4PQ

Posted by: epobirs at January 02, 2013 03:12 AM (kcfmt)

514 Time Bandits, we did a better Titanic than Cameron.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 03:18 AM (TCGmg)

515 Or global cooling and the albedo effect has caused snow flakes to grow to monster size. Or would that go over way too many of the alleged pointy heads?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 03:20 AM (TCGmg)

516 http://youtu.be/7Ll4qS4anGo

Posted by: One day at January 02, 2013 03:23 AM (I88Jc)

517 Love the top two comments on that clip from Excalibur.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 03:27 AM (TCGmg)

518 #516

Funny, I was just watching this one, which survey the original Star Wars movies after the prequels and their changes.

Posted by: epobirs at January 02, 2013 03:33 AM (kcfmt)

519 Star Wars prequels - where George Lucas suffered a fatal case of geegawism.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 03:35 AM (TCGmg)

520 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqnNT-aaU5ANR=1feature=fvwp

Geek girl is a mean drunk.

Posted by: epobirs at January 02, 2013 03:43 AM (kcfmt)

521 Greatest story ever told? Bwahahahhaah.... someone has never ever read great literature.

One of the worse things about Episode III is Obi-Wan's final battle with Anakin. Anakin is crippled and on fire. If Obi-Wan was really true to character as a Jedi and thought of Anakin as a brother he would have mercifully killed Anakin. Instead because of what has already been filmed, Obi-Wan has to go against character and leave Anakin there. Which makes Obi-Wan a real bastich.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 03:48 AM (TCGmg)

522 i was kind of hilariously dumbstruck to see MACHINES FOR SALE last night. kinda made me feel all misty. i miss the little booger.

Posted by: gushka's got a Kitty what plays fetch! ! at January 02, 2013 03:51 AM (r7Ddb)

523 The Sword - To Take the Black

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjtXEJ64C8I

Posted by: The Political Hat \m/ at January 02, 2013 03:56 AM (Vk2pI)

524 #521

Naw, it was entirely intentional sabotage of the Empire. Obi-Wan knew Palpatine had a serious stiffy for Anakin and would go to great lengths to keep him at his side. But Anakin was a serious bad luck charm. Anybody that embraced him would ultimately regret it, even if it took a couple of decades. Because it turns out that bring balance to the Force is best expedited by completely fucking up the shit of any major Force adept.

Letting Anakin live was playing the long game.


Posted by: epobirs at January 02, 2013 03:57 AM (kcfmt)

525
Even before the proggies got their meat-hooks into the government system, debt, has always been a way of life for Americans!

There is no other way!

We've always had such a surfeit of resources to develop, we have to make up novel ways to tempt a man to join in.

Property, and Rule of Law, & yes, DEBT is the only way, I've seen, to make this world a better place.

If somebodie's sainted soul of "True American Conservatism!" grand-pappy, ever busted sod, you can bet that he was *financed* some ways or somehows.

Certainly, his children took out a note to rent a threshing machine, from time to time! When they were growing crops too big for immediate, family consumption!

Oh, what! You thought that a sufficiently educated family farmer had the means and the time to develop his OWN threshing machines? For his own families dietary consumption?

Why would he?

Or, is it your idea, (you Huff-Po, strawman of mine!) that man should never escape the state of grubbing for tubers and that the lives of his children are dealt by the pitiless lottery of brutal, deathly nature?

Having lived in it, I have to say...

I quite enjoy civilization! It's warm! It's comfy! You almost NEVER starve! And there are video games!!


So, to all you slow food, locavore, Armageddon waiting, "self-sufficient preppers", I give a hearty *Fuck You!*

Yes, Virginia,

There is a place for DEBT and Polonious was a fool!

Posted by: Deety at January 02, 2013 03:58 AM (aOVhq)

526 Gushka!!

Come to AoS for the circular firing squads. Stay for the semi-intelligent spam!

*crosses fingers* Still winning bid.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 03:59 AM (TCGmg)

527 So let me get this strait. They wasted 20 years hoping the Anakin albatross would finally sabotage things? And never trained another Jedi while waiting for the infant in swaddling clothes they dumped on his only known relative to just show up. Winning.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 04:01 AM (TCGmg)

528 agreed deety. civilization is warm, clean and tastes of bread

Posted by: gushka's got a Kitty what plays fetch! ! at January 02, 2013 04:01 AM (r7Ddb)

529 agreed deety. civilization is warm, clean and tastes of bread BEER

Posted by: gushka's got a Kitty what plays fetch! ! at January 02, 2013 04:01 AM (r7Ddb)


Fixed.

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 02, 2013 04:03 AM (Vk2pI)

530 526
Gushka!!

Come to AoS for the circular firing squads. Stay for the semi-intelligent spam!

*crosses fingers* Still winning bid.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 03:59 AM (TCGmg)

pretty convinced that Machines for sale is my most avidly read poster here. was a sight for sore eyes

Posted by: gushka's got a Kitty what plays fetch! ! at January 02, 2013 04:05 AM (r7Ddb)

531 529
agreed deety. civilization is warm, clean and tastes of bread BEER



Posted by: gushka's got a Kitty what plays fetch! ! at January 02, 2013 04:01 AM (r7Ddb)



Fixed.

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 02, 2013 04:03 AM (Vk2pI)


and bacons ( i forgot) and grim would mention its safer and smells better.

Posted by: gushka's got a Kitty what plays fetch! ! at January 02, 2013 04:06 AM (r7Ddb)

532 and bacons ( i forgot) and grim would mention its safer and smells better.

Posted by: gushka's got a Kitty what plays fetch! ! at January 02, 2013 04:06 AM (r7Ddb)


What about bacon beer?

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 02, 2013 04:07 AM (Vk2pI)

533 Hhmmm bacon. I need something yummy. Just got outbid and tried to win it back. Now past $50. Eekk.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 04:08 AM (TCGmg)

534 >>They wasted 20 years hoping the Anakin albatross would finally sabotage things? And never trained another Jedi while waiting for the infant in swaddling clothes they dumped on his only known relative to just show up?

Yes.

This regrettable oversight is being dealt with by top men in the Spearmint Oil Oversight Committee.

Top. Men.

Posted by: Deety at January 02, 2013 04:10 AM (aOVhq)

535 This regrettable oversight is being dealt with by top men in the Spearmint Oil Oversight Committee.

Top. Men.

Posted by: Deety at January 02, 2013 04:10 AM (aOVhq)


Ahem...

I think someone is stepping on the jurisdiction of the Peppermint Oil Oversight Committee!

Posted by: Peppermint Oil Oversight Committee at January 02, 2013 04:13 AM (Vk2pI)

536 *sigh* I am truly been outbid. Now at 6000Yen or $73. I must defer to the one with the bigger pockets who sniped me.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 04:15 AM (TCGmg)

537 Fuck you, Peppermint Patti!

What's YER budget!?

Did you get your department involved in fuel regulations?

No.

I thought, not.

You lose. I win.

I will become immortal!

Ahhhh, Hahhh, Hahhh, Hahhh , Hah!

Posted by: Deety Chairwoman of the SOOC at January 02, 2013 04:28 AM (aOVhq)

538 *looks left and right* SOOC or POOC. Here I am stuck in the middle. Where is the schnapps?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 04:37 AM (TCGmg)

539 #527

It's kind of like the commie ideal of absolute fairness. If you cannot make everybody rich, make everybody poor. Ergo, if you cannot give everybody the high midichlorien levels to be a Force jockey, eliminate the Force using population.

Balance.

This is how you know Valdemort wasn't a commie. If he was he would have had wiping out the whole magic using population as his goal, making everybody a muggle and thus all fair. But his ambition was just the opposite. That this would be better achieved by improving fertility among magic users and encouraging incorporation of mudbloods rather than killing many of them outright was a fatal flaw in his plan. His real problem was one of demography and failure to recognize that was his undoing. That and entrusting his soul to an idiot snake and an assortment of random objects.

Posted by: epobirs at January 02, 2013 04:41 AM (kcfmt)

540 epobirs. After that explanation I feel like Cracylona wondering aloud to Phelan about Achrya and her devious plots. Perhaps am just too direct or sleep deprived because I have no real idea what you just said.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 04:48 AM (TCGmg)

541 Rest assured, Anna Puma that SOOC has oversight into ALL Schnapps, Pepprmint or otherwise..

Even Peach!

We also, are willing to testify as to our role in the Benghazi fiasco!

We are ever committed to TRANSPERANCY! first and foremost.

Posted by: Deety Chairwoman of the SOOC at January 02, 2013 04:53 AM (aOVhq)

542 Morning, horde. Break time is over, back on your heads.

Posted by: joncelli at January 02, 2013 06:00 AM (CWlPF)

543 Oi!

It just occurred to me, that we haven't / won't/ can't accept what happened in New Town.

It is, literally, unimaginable.

But it happened.

How about, rather than ginning up proxy wars about policy disagreements and who does or does not need deporting, and just focus on what happened?
.
Can you IMAGINE the trauma of getting out alive from that school, on that day?

What their parents went through?

Once you really understood what happened?

Sometimes, shit like this takes decades to make sense, feel real.

When you are a little kid, and bad things happen, your job, is to kind of to make the other adults feel happy about helping you.

Just make them feel happy about helping you.

That's all you have to do.

You have a right to your own fears, and your own reservations, and your own fucking THOUGHTS about "the tragedy".

Don't let anyone make you more scared than you were, in fact.

Also, if you were scairt, don't tell them that either!

30 people will build a career on making sure you never get un-scairt, all your live long days...

And, I should know...





Posted by: Deety Chairwoman of the SOOC at January 02, 2013 06:12 AM (aOVhq)

544 Watch out for the shill bidding.

Posted by: Butters at January 02, 2013 06:12 AM (NIZHJ)

545 Back to the coal mines today for a short week. I heard some people complaining about Christmas falling on a Tuesday but I kind of liked the way it shut things down for a couple of weeks.

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 02, 2013 06:21 AM (bS6uW)






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