Saturday Morning Open Thread

No Heisman jinx for Manziel. That was an ass-whoopin'.

Pitt plays Ole Miss today at 1pm Eastern in the We Ran Out Of Bowl Names Bowl as we march towards Bama/Notre Dame and the end of another college football season.

And if you're in the AoSHQ NFL Playoff Fantasy League, don't forget to make your picks.

Posted by: Andy at 07:39 AM



Comments

1 "A republic, if you can keep it."
http://preview.tinyurl.com/bbms5zk

Posted by: Thorvald at January 05, 2013 07:41 AM (1V6Pv)

2 Just in case you haven't seen it, yet:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/aaa24uh

Posted by: Thorvald at January 05, 2013 07:42 AM (1V6Pv)

3 Word in the yard is that he'll be released directly to Mayor Emanuel's office (expected to help with campaign fund-raising from Chicago's "special" kiddie-ACORN donors).
http://preview.tinyurl.com/a6e5u5d
Btw, any news of Sen. Menendez's alien perv? http://preview.tinyurl.com/bs5y4yb

Posted by: Thorvald at January 05, 2013 07:42 AM (1V6Pv)

4 Good Morning Morons. Today is Saturday, January 05, 2013. On this day in 1993 Washington State executed Westley Allan Dodd by hanging. This was the last hanging in the US. Dodd was a serial killer and pederast who is said to have tortured, raped, and killed over 50 young boys, some as young as 2.

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 07:44 AM (53z96)

5 Breaking (@5 am)

REGIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING ISSUED AFTER MAGNITUDE 7.7 QUAKE STRIKES OFF ALASKA COAST

UPDATE 6 AM

http://is.gd/lgVaD8

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 07:44 AM (53z96)

6 Fox has been reading this blog again. Headline:

Chicago has tough gun laws, but leads nation in gun violence
However they don’t seem to mind this in the story:

He and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are in sync in their push for new gun laws and are getting support from state lawmakers in Springfield. The Public Health Committee of the state Senate rapidly approved bills that would ban the sale of semi-automatic weapons and high-capacity magazines during the lame-duck session.

So they have murder capital of the US despite strongest anti-gun laws in the country and what is the solution? More gun laws of course. And laws that attack guns having nothing to do with their problems. Typical liberal assholes. Use crime and tragedy to further their Fascist agenda. If they were truly interested in lowering crime in Chicago they would be jailing all the gangs. But that is probably half their voters.

http://is.gd/03UdUi

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 07:44 AM (53z96)

7 And on that same subject, Saudi Air Force sergeant arrested in Vegas for raping a young boy.

http://is.gd/S0rmgK

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 07:45 AM (53z96)

8 Flu epidemic spreading across the US.

http://is.gd/Nb7xMk

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 07:45 AM (53z96)

9 Is the time of the sockpuppet gone? AZ idiot wants to make using fake names on the Internet illegal with prison time.

State Rep. Michelle Ugenti wants to send such offenders to prison if they get caught, and she has pre-filed legislation that would criminalize online impersonation. If it is passed, sending a text, making a Web page or sending an email in someone else’s name would be a felony.


Let’s not attack the real problem which is criminal activity. This is a stupid bill and should be dumped. Impersonating someone for the purposes of fraud or extortion is already illegal. Simply using a fake Internet name is not. It needs to stay that way.

Ugenti is a wacko, and sad to say, a Republican. She has a reputation for offensive remarks, bad legislation, and weird behavior. She’s kinda hawt though.

http://is.gd/O89FzR

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 07:45 AM (53z96)

10 Commie Chavez is sniffing sulfur now.

http://is.gd/A2fWGM

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 07:46 AM (53z96)

11 Once socialist countries have taxed their own citizens to the maximum extent possible, they want to go after others. Here is the UK’s commie leader talking up gouging Amazon and Starbucks. And don’t think Obama will not help him despite his antipathy towards GB..

http://is.gd/UB8mbO

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 07:46 AM (53z96)

12 Bwarney Fwank wants to replace Kerry.

http://is.gd/Gr0Fcj

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 07:46 AM (53z96)

13 Texas State Troopers conduct “cavity search” of two women, on the side of the road. Find nothing. Too bad once again the only ones held accountable will be Texas taxpayers.

http://is.gd/nXWRCe

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 07:46 AM (53z96)

14 Pelosi is invoking the other “Platinum Coin” argument to allow Obama to violate federal law on the debt ceiling, the 14th amendment. “The validity of the public debt” is just about as pertinent as my cat’s doo-doo balls in the litter box.

http://is.gd/vMqRGq

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 07:47 AM (53z96)

15 Danny Davis (C-IL 7th district D+35) (no relation to former Nashville Brass band leader) calls for King Obama to also be named Pharaoh. Don’t need 14th amendment or platinum coins, just do it.

http://is.gd/XmSSQr

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 07:47 AM (53z96)

16 David Brooks once again demonstrates why he is a worthless shit. He says the cliff deal was a piece of shit that did not address spending (true), he says Obama wanted spending cuts (a lie), and he blames the “American People” and of course, Republicans.

http://is.gd/DirK0A

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 07:47 AM (53z96)

17 Land Deal Harry the pederast also wants Obama to violate the law. Of course that is nothing new to him.

http://is.gd/lwCMCH

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 07:48 AM (53z96)

18 Just for remembrance’s sake, recall the Democrat squawking about the debt ceiling when Bush was President. Also imagine what that would have been if Republicans were calling for Bush to ignore the ceiling and violate law. The screams for impeachment would have deafened Washington residents.

http://is.gd/hR1XqS

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 07:48 AM (53z96)

19 But Boner says there will be a fight over spending. Yeah, I’ll hold my breath. As long as Obama and the rest of the commies know that you are chickenshit to S.I.D. you have zero leverage.

http://is.gd/B6bMLE

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 07:48 AM (53z96)

20 Commie Labor scrunt Solis says unemployment benefits “saved jobs”. They no longer even try to make their lies plausible. I guess they know they are protected by the MFM.

http://is.gd/nwsllx

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 07:48 AM (53z96)

21 Holder’s voter ID scam with the DOJ using the unconstitutional section V of the VRA cost the State $3.5M in legal fees (you see why almost nobody can afford going to SCOTUS when the government acts like the Fascist tyrants they are). The court orders the Feds to pay part of that. I say Holder should pay for it until he is bankrupt, then the rest of the Obama administration should be forced to pay up. Taxpayers did not create this mess.

http://is.gd/S9mxyV

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 07:49 AM (53z96)

22 Stand by for grocery prices to rise even higher and faster. (we already are running > 20%) Obama’s FDA is implementing one of the biggest power grabs by Washington in a century with a new “food safety” law. And how about this shit:


Every year, contaminated foods sicken an estimated 48 million Americans and kill 3,000.


Yes, as many people are poisoned every year by bad food than died in a decade of the Vietnam war. I guess the gov, Obama, and the CDC are counting an “upset tummy” caused by not washing your hands poisoning by farmers that needs regulation. This bullshit law was passed in the infamous lame duck session of 2009 as the Democrats were losing the House. I don’t recall which RINO Senator allowed it to make it to the floor of the Senate. Every case I have seen of food poisoning from improper handling of food at factories has been caused by blatant violation of existing law. Like all gov regulations this will only add costs, punish honest people, and do nothing for food.

But WaPo says this is “long awaited”……… figures.

http://is.gd/aNS2Rb

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 07:49 AM (53z96)

23 WaTimes says Republicans are growing some balls and are more willing for a S.I.D. episode. Hahahahahahahaha

http://is.gd/yL1pae

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 07:50 AM (53z96)

24 Rand Paul eying a run in 2016. If he can distance himself from his father, AND, his father keeps his mouth shut between now and then, he should make a good candidate.

http://is.gd/FvIYuS

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 07:50 AM (53z96)

25 Kindle Daily Deals

http://is.gd/8zWWKc



And that’s it for Saturday, January 05, 2013.

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 07:51 AM (53z96)

26 Are the cheerleaders sleeping?

Posted by: henny oldman at January 05, 2013 07:51 AM (tdaam)

27 @20 ! I've been calling this "theory" the Frisco Multiplier Theory (not in polite company, of course, present company excepted).
By extension, if you've been circumcised, under the new law you get 1.8 foreskins restored.
Bizarre.
W.T.F. are they smoking?

Posted by: Thorvald at January 05, 2013 07:55 AM (1V6Pv)

28
Kate, wake up honey it's time for the Playboy photo shoot.

Posted by: Abe Vigoda at January 05, 2013 07:55 AM (ndqJC)

29

DAY 60

1,400 to go


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

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 05, 2013 07:58 AM (XkWWK)

30 You morons better stop socking me.

Posted by: Michelle Ugenti at January 05, 2013 07:58 AM (sYewh)

31
Sock it to me!

Posted by: Zombie Richard Nixon at January 05, 2013 07:59 AM (ndqJC)

32 Sock it to me!

Posted by: Judy Carne at January 05, 2013 08:00 AM (y56yu)

33 7 And on that same subject, Saudi Air Force sergeant arrested in Vegas for raping a young boy.

http://is.gd/S0rmgK
Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 07:45 AM (53z96)


He forgot what desert he was in.

What happens in Vegas...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 05, 2013 08:00 AM (XkWWK)

34
He socked it to me and it felt good!

Posted by: Goldie Hawn at January 05, 2013 08:00 AM (ndqJC)

35 I like the sound of my own tyrannical voice.

Posted by: Michelle Ugenti at January 05, 2013 08:00 AM (L7std)

36 31...great minds...

Posted by: Max Wedge at January 05, 2013 08:01 AM (y56yu)

37 Very interesting...

But shtoopid!!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 05, 2013 08:01 AM (XkWWK)

38 Freedom of expression isn't necessarily free, anymore.

Posted by: Michelle Ugenti at January 05, 2013 08:02 AM (L7std)

39 Let us raise the debt ceiling to $500 trillion.

And 42 cents.

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2013 08:07 AM (EWsrI)

40
I swear to God if one more of you morons sock me...

Posted by: Michelle Ugenti at January 05, 2013 08:07 AM (G9qZk)

41 - 9
Is the time of the sockpuppet gone? AZ idiot wants to make using fake names on the Internet illegal with prison time.Vic.
-----------------------------------------------------------------
...Yet she ignores all the Rappers with FAKE Names....
Like - Hepatitis C-Note - Uncle Slacker - Prep H -
- Black Guy Pee - Cocoa Puff Daddy - and Paul Maul ...

Posted by: American Dawg at January 05, 2013 08:08 AM (trA4n)

42 I hurt my back and I'm not sure how. Might've been during my morning *** *** *** session. Damn, I feel old.

Posted by: JDTAY at January 05, 2013 08:08 AM (a0nis)

43 I am Michelle Ugenti.

Posted by: Michelle Ugenti at January 05, 2013 08:09 AM (jTr5F)

44 From the article linked @ 14:

Obama this week said he won't entertain any options but a clean debt-ceiling vote.

“While I will negotiate over many things," he said late Tuesday night, "I will not have another debate with this Congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they’ve already racked up through the laws that they passed.”


Obama is a remarkable liar and hypocrite even for a politician. And he gets away with it because our prostitute media sucks his dick 24/7.

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 05, 2013 08:10 AM (bS6uW)

45 Hey, gotta pay the bills somehow!

*kneels*

Posted by: Our Prostitute Media at January 05, 2013 08:11 AM (a0nis)

46

The science does not exist to make detailed forecasts for temperature
and snowfall for the end of this month [November], let alone for December or even
the winter as a whole.

Posted by: Gaye Dawson at January 05, 2013 08:11 AM (e8kgV)

47 Dibs! Out of my way, guys, I called it!

*kneels*

Posted by: Chris Matthews at January 05, 2013 08:12 AM (a0nis)

48 Can I get a piece of that action? We statists have to stick together, you know.

*kneels*

Posted by: Michelle Ugenti at January 05, 2013 08:14 AM (a0nis)

49 -42
I hurt my back and I'm not sure how. Might've been during my morning *** *** *** session. Damn, I feel old.

Posted by: JDTAY
----------------------------------------------------------------
I know a Fat girl that will fix ya right up...

Posted by: American Dawg at January 05, 2013 08:14 AM (trA4n)

50
I just farted...it smelled of onions, KY, and facism.

Posted by: Michelle Ugenti at January 05, 2013 08:14 AM (G9qZk)

51 @50 What does Kentucky smell like? (I am asking for a friend.)

Posted by: Thorvald at January 05, 2013 08:16 AM (1V6Pv)

52 A comment on Twitchy about the people finding out that their payroll taxes went UP this year.

if you know when Kim Kardashian's due date is, but not when your
paycheck will be affected with the new tax increases, you may be a
#LowInformationVoter

Posted by: Bruce at January 05, 2013 08:16 AM (Yenu3)

53 Sock it to me!


Posted by: Zombie Richard Nixon


For Dick that should be a ?
I was there.

Posted by: DaveA at January 05, 2013 08:17 AM (zPLX9)

54
Hey guys, I stand to pee and can hit the target better than you chicken chokers.

Posted by: Michelle Ugenti at January 05, 2013 08:18 AM (ndqJC)

55 Thorvald, Kentucky smells like bluegrass, bourbon, and mint, with a small dose of horse manure, tobacco smoke and coal dust.

Posted by: Miss Marple at January 05, 2013 08:18 AM (GoIUi)

56 Regarding low-info voters, Rush has been amusing me with his serious reporting of celebrity news.

Posted by: Miss Marple at January 05, 2013 08:19 AM (GoIUi)

57 @55 Sign me up!
Last time I was through there, it was raining so hard I was afraid the lines on the road would wash away. Needless to say, the windows were rolled up.

Posted by: Thorvald at January 05, 2013 08:22 AM (1V6Pv)

58 The science does not exist to make detailed forecasts for temperature
and snowfall for the end of this month [November], let alone for December or even the winter as a whole.[/i[


And yet they can postulate global warming for decades in the future based on fraudulent data. The OFA predicted a cold and snowy Winter for the SE this year

http://www.almanac.com/

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 08:22 AM (53z96)

59 oops in the barrel

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 08:22 AM (53z96)

60 Italics fail.

Posted by: JDTAY at January 05, 2013 08:23 AM (a0nis)

61 Celebrity news must be more entertaining for him. God knows he has failed to reach the low info voters.

Maybe this is a ploy.

Posted by: Michelle Ugenti at January 05, 2013 08:23 AM (jTr5F)

62 Thanks Vic. I look forward to your headlines every morning.

Posted by: Helen at January 05, 2013 08:24 AM (93bH6)

63 Gateway Pundit had an article saying that today is Support Hobby Lobby day. Anybody else going?

Posted by: Jmel at January 05, 2013 08:24 AM (9tSXa)

64 Speaking of celebrity news, did you hear that Ke$ha is bisexual?

I think she's just trying to one-up Lady Gaga. You know how the "fabulous" crowd worships Gaga, my sister included.

Posted by: JDTAY at January 05, 2013 08:26 AM (a0nis)

65 And the hottest Jan in a decade bottomed out at 23.2° this morning in SC. Only 13° below avg low.


But that's weather. A few hot days in June is a long term trend.

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 08:26 AM (53z96)

66 I have a Hobby Lobby, but I don't have any hobbies. Maybe I should pick one up?

Posted by: JDTAY at January 05, 2013 08:28 AM (a0nis)

67 It's the Crazy ones that are great in Bed.

Posted by: Husband Frank Ugenti at January 05, 2013 08:28 AM (trA4n)

68
My friendship with Michelle Ugenti is well known in Washington.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 05, 2013 08:30 AM (ndqJC)

69 I am Michelle Ugenti!

Posted by: Michelle Ugenti at January 05, 2013 08:31 AM (sdi6R)

70 Speaking of celebrity news, did you hear that Ke$ha is bisexual?


I had to bi sex a couple of times.

Posted by: Bruce at January 05, 2013 08:31 AM (Yenu3)

71
Who bee Michelle Ugenti?

Posted by: Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Tejas at January 05, 2013 08:32 AM (ndqJC)

72 Actually, Michelle Ugenti sounds like she has the makings of an 'ette:

As the Legislative cameras rolled, Ugenti bantered with male colleagues about how long the hearing might go on and whether there would be a break for dinner.

One of them informed Ugenti: "Michelle, I have a hot date tonight."

"No you don't, stop it," she shot back. "Your right hand doesn't count."


http://tinyurl.com/a3ucwq2

Posted by: rickl at January 05, 2013 08:33 AM (sdi6R)

73 "Bi-Sexual" : What you call yourself when you are a homo and you want to be viewed as "edgy."


Posted by: Al at January 05, 2013 08:33 AM (V70Uh)

74 Hobby Lobby has a lot of sports/cars/fishing themed stuff to decorate your man cave. And duct tape.

Or just get the wife a gift card and a candle and a Valentine's Day card and don't forget where you put it before next month, snicker.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 05, 2013 08:35 AM (hO8IJ)

75 If the movie [Zero Dark Thirty] was a propaganda piece for the Obama administration, as some Republicans feared, we couldn’t detect it. There was a brief audio clip of the president and that’s about it. No theatrics about his own gutsy call in authorizing the mission.

This certainly explains the studio moving the release to after the election because, imagine the horror, Obama is an asterisk in the film

Posted by: The New York Sun at January 05, 2013 08:35 AM (e8kgV)

76 We have a Hobby Lobby over in "The City" where I have to go to the big doctors. But my only hobbies are reading and drinking brown liquor.

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 08:35 AM (53z96)

77 - 66
I have a Hobby Lobby, but I don't have any hobbies. Maybe I should pick one up?

Posted by: JDTAY
---------------------------------------------------------------
You could take up the Ye Old Art of Candle Making...
It's much easier than trying to make Light Bulbs...

Posted by: American Dawg at January 05, 2013 08:36 AM (trA4n)

78 you need a still vic

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 11th day of Christmas at January 05, 2013 08:39 AM (GVxQo)

79 French movies to watch.

The two Rivers of Blood films and Valley of the Wolves, all are Jean Reno.

Matter of fact any Reno movie is worth watching.

Posted by: Mike Hunt at January 05, 2013 08:39 AM (G6kli)

80 It is somewhat needlessly sensationalistic, or not, remember who is behind it, the same people behind 'Promised Land', Jose Rodriguez, remember him, points out what they conflate Abu Ghraib, overplay the waterboarding, but it is better than expect, remember the screenwriter Mark Boal, was behind that
atrocious 'Valley of Elah' some years back, that painted Americans in Iraq, as mad butchers, who had to kill stateside.

Posted by: chip dillard at January 05, 2013 08:41 AM (Jsiw/)

81 Interesting -- if Chavez doesn't show up for inauguration, then there has to be another election...

"When there is an absolute absence of the president-elect before taking office, there shall be a new election by universal, direct and secret vote within the next 30 consecutive days."

Of course the commies will steal that one and remain in power.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at January 05, 2013 08:42 AM (feFL6)

82 My favorite French movie is The Fifth Element. Helps that I don't have to read any subtitles.

Posted by: JDTAY at January 05, 2013 08:42 AM (a0nis)

83 66 I have a Hobby Lobby, but I don't have any hobbies. Maybe I should pick one up?
Posted by: JDTAY at January 05, 2013 08:28 AM (a0nis)


Model trains. That and gun making IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 05, 2013 08:42 AM (XkWWK)

84 You can order online from Hobby Lobby and shipping is only $2.00 today on eligible items. Off to order yarn and random craft stuff for the kids.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at January 05, 2013 08:43 AM (qtKqj)

85 75 If the movie [Zero Dark Thirty] was a propaganda piece for the Obama administration, as some Republicans feared, we couldn’t detect it. There was a brief audio clip of the president and that’s about it. No theatrics about his own gutsy call in authorizing the mission.

This certainly explains the studio moving the release to after the election because, imagine the horror, Obama is an asterisk in the film

Posted by: The New York Sun at January 05, 2013 08:35 AM (e8kgV)

Fuck, I thought it was a zombie movie. Osama has been dead for nearly a decade.

Posted by: Mike Hunt at January 05, 2013 08:43 AM (G6kli)

86 82 My favorite French movie is The Fifth Element. Helps that I don't have to read any subtitles.

Posted by: JDTAY at January 05, 2013 08:42 AM (a0nis)

I forgot Luc Beeson movies.
More actiony fun.

Posted by: Mike Hunt at January 05, 2013 08:44 AM (G6kli)

87
Oxygen TV is bringing out a new reality show:

"All My Babies Mamas"

One guy, 11 children from 10 mothers. Liberals are going crazy saying the show is racist.

Posted by: jwest at January 05, 2013 08:48 AM (ZDsRL)

88 http://tinyurl.com/b8lvjvq from the dailymail:

3 dogs drown so now homes with pools require dogs to wear life vests......

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 11th day of Christmas at January 05, 2013 08:48 AM (GVxQo)

89 you need a still vic

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 11th day of Christmas at January 05, 2013 08:39 AM (GVxQo)

I'd love one except for two things (1) Sheriff about 200 yards down the road and (2) the mash stinks like all get out and you can smell it a mile away.

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 08:49 AM (53z96)

90 William Shatner tweeted an ISS astronaut:

http://tinyurl.com/andxr9y

Posted by: rickl at January 05, 2013 08:50 AM (sdi6R)

91 87...is it not racist of liberals to think that the show features people of Color?

Posted by: Aaron Rogers at January 05, 2013 08:52 AM (BbS5+)

92 82 My favorite French movie is The Fifth Element. Helps that I don't have to read any subtitles.
Posted by: JDTAY at January 05, 2013 08:42 AM (a0nis)


"Amelie," "Delicatessen" and "A Very Long Engagement" were all quite good.

Although I do have a mad crush on Audrey Tatou.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 05, 2013 08:53 AM (XkWWK)

93 When Chavez kicks maybe we should invade Venezuela, or maybe Columbia...tough choice

http://tinyurl.com/azx2no6

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at January 05, 2013 08:54 AM (feFL6)

94 Gateway Pundit had an article saying that today is Support Hobby Lobby day. Anybody else going?

Posted by: Jmel at January 05, 2013 08:24 AM (9tSXa)


I wasn't going to, but I suddenly feel the need...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 05, 2013 09:02 AM (yh0zB)

95 France 24, the cable news channel, was talking yesterday as if Hugo Chavez was already dead ... wonder what a post-Chavez world would be like.

Posted by: Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis at January 05, 2013 09:02 AM (e8kgV)

96 Reno, wasn't in 'Valley of Wolves' that crazy Gary Busey was, and that twit, Billy Zane was.

Posted by: chip dillard at January 05, 2013 09:03 AM (Jsiw/)

97 55 Thorvald, Kentucky smells like bluegrass, bourbon, and mint, with a small dose of horse manure, tobacco smoke and coal dust.

Posted by: Miss Marple at January 05, 2013 08:18 AM (GoIUi)


Very well said, Miss Marple. Your description resonates perfectly with my memory of my travels through there over the years.

Posted by: Grumpy the Younger at January 05, 2013 09:05 AM (jts1f)

98 43
I am Michelle Ugenti.

Posted by: Michelle Ugenti at January 05, 2013 08:09 AM (jTr5F)

Bless your little heart. Bite me!

Posted by: Man-Pig-Bear at January 05, 2013 09:08 AM (Oi60j)

99 He was in 'Empire of the Wolves' a much more better film. involving Turkish terrorists in France,

Posted by: chip dillard at January 05, 2013 09:10 AM (Jsiw/)

100 All tsunami warnings for 7.5 Alaska earthquake are canceled; small wave generated but does not post a threat

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at January 05, 2013 09:11 AM (feFL6)

101 It's come to this ...

Her musings were suddenly interrupted when her date asked a decidedly unromantic question: “What’s your credit score?”

“It was as if the music stopped,” Ms. LaShawn, 31, said, recalling how the date this year went so wrong so quickly after she tried to answer his question honestly. “It was really awkward because he kept telling me that I was the perfect girl for him, but that a low credit score was his deal-breaker.”

Posted by: Alexander Hamilton at January 05, 2013 09:11 AM (e8kgV)

102 Hmm, the closest Hobby Lobby is in Rocky Mount. I haven't been to Rocky Mount since...



There's one in Burlington. I'll go there instead. I needed to go by Mace's anyway to see what they have left in inventory, just for fun.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 05, 2013 09:11 AM (yh0zB)

103 "Her musings were suddenly interrupted when her date asked a decidedly unromantic question: “What’s your credit score?”"

That's not a question you ask over dinner, that's more a morning after question.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 05, 2013 09:16 AM (GZitp)

104 "Her musings were suddenly interrupted when her date asked a decidedly unromantic question: “What’s your credit score?”"


There is a word for that. Smart.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 05, 2013 09:18 AM (l86i3)

105 They no longer even try to make their lies plausible. I guess they know they are protected by the MFM.

http://is.gd/nwsllx

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 07:48 AM (53z96)

Yeah, I guess we really found that out when they told us the good people of Benghazi were "escorting" ambassador Stevens to the hospital. Uh huh.

Posted by: Derak at January 05, 2013 09:18 AM (lkjWK)

106 That's not a question you ask over dinner, that's more a morning after question.

Call me old-fashioned but I'd wait until after she makes breakfast.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at January 05, 2013 09:23 AM (feFL6)

107 Amity Shlaes in Investor's Business Daily:

Think Obama's Tax Hikes Are Low Compared With Rates Of The 1950s? Think Again

http://tinyurl.com/aoae9a6

Posted by: rickl at January 05, 2013 09:24 AM (sdi6R)

108 Yeah, I don't really NEED anything at Hobby Lobby, but the 97 boxes of random art/craft supplies crammed into my sewing room indicate that's never stopped me from going shopping there before.

More beads, maybe. They're fun to look at.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 05, 2013 09:25 AM (hO8IJ)

109 Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 07:48 AM (53z96)

They use the logic of a child trying to cover up naughtiness. Yes, they are pumping money into the economy, with that money people are buying self and by some literary and Mathematical gymnastics, jobs were saved, but it isn't millions, it isn't long term and it is devastating to our future.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 05, 2013 09:26 AM (l86i3)

110 More beads, maybe. They're fun to look at.
Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 05, 2013 09:25 AM (hO8IJ)

How about a bedazzler, everyone needs a bedazzler.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 05, 2013 09:27 AM (l86i3)

111 I had a dream last night that the JEF coerced Congress to award him the Congressional Medal of Honor for killing Bin Laden. Blechh

Posted by: Thunderb at January 05, 2013 09:29 AM (Dnbau)

112 In the 1950s we were still living with the commie FDR/Truman taxes which were high as hell. And contrary to mythology WWII had not taken us out of the Great Depression. It had only hid it with government buying and labor for the war and then after the war left us as the only country with manufacturing left.



The confiscatory taxes of the commie FDR policies still held the economy at shit. It was not untul JFK cut taxes significantly in the early 60s that most of the country started to recover.



Of course JFK would be considered far right wing by the MFM and the commies now.

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 09:29 AM (53z96)

113 #101 Not necessarily a deal breaker because of the low credit score in and of itself. Rather used as a marker for what type of person she might be. My daughter asked my now son-in-law about his credit score and debt before they got married. It revealed that he didn't understand how to manage money.They worked it all out before they got married. I paid for both daughters college educations as asingle parent and required them to both take a Personal Financeclass before they graduated. Best money I ever spent.

Posted by: Daily Dish at January 05, 2013 09:29 AM (+b3dK)

114 French movies:

Check out the Don Camillo movies: Devout, anti- communist Catholic priest butts heads with commie mayor in small Italian village. Starring my fave, Fernandel.

Also watching Rififi, a great heist picture.

Posted by: zsasz at January 05, 2013 09:29 AM (c6UnX)

115 Oh, and Eisenhower was no conservative, not even close.

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 09:29 AM (53z96)

116 Team USA leading Sweeden 2 - 1 after 2 in the World Junior Hockey Championships in Russia.

Canada loses to Russia 6 - 5 in OT in the Bronze Medal game.

Posted by: Sponge at January 05, 2013 09:29 AM (sw9Vn)

117 I have no idea what my credit score is. I don't know if I even have one.

Posted by: rickl at January 05, 2013 09:33 AM (sdi6R)

118 US Families: 79,312,623.
Food Stamp Recipients: 48,804,754

To the accompaniment of this politically
incorrect tune by Ten Years After...

♫ Everywhere is freaks and hairies
Dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity
Tax the rich, feed the poor
Till there are no rich no more ♫

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at January 05, 2013 09:33 AM (feFL6)

119
"Her musings were suddenly interrupted when her date asked a decidedly unromantic question: “What’s your credit score?”"


She should have responded, "Do you ever want to have sex with a girl?"

Posted by: SurferDoc at January 05, 2013 09:34 AM (6H6FZ)

120 116 Sponge

Glad somebody's playing hockey.

Posted by: rickl at January 05, 2013 09:35 AM (sdi6R)

121 Posted by: rickl at January 05, 2013 09:35 AM (sdi6R


And it's some impressively good hockey too. The Americans are really dominating.

Posted by: Sponge at January 05, 2013 09:37 AM (sw9Vn)

122 I have no idea what my credit score is. I don't know if I even have one.

♫ they say a man should always dress for the job he wants
so why am i dressed up like a pirate in this restaurant
its all because some hacker stole my identity
now I'm in here every evening serving chowder and iced tea
should'a gone to free credit report dot com
i should have seen it coming at me like an atom bomb
they monitor your credit and send you email alerts
so you don't end up sellin fish to tourists in t-shirts... ♫

Posted by: FreeCreditReport_DotCom at January 05, 2013 09:38 AM (feFL6)

123 At some point an amazing rack trumps a poor credit score.

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2013 09:39 AM (EWsrI)

124 At some point an amazing rack trumps a poor credit score.
Posted by: eman at January 05, 2013 09:39 AM (EWsrI)


Right up to the point you say I do and are responsible for every financial mistake she has ever made.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 05, 2013 09:40 AM (l86i3)

125 oddly...i've never found the need for a beedazzler

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 11th day of Christmas at January 05, 2013 09:41 AM (GVxQo)

126 12th, happy 12th

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 12th day of Christmas at January 05, 2013 09:41 AM (GVxQo)

127 ♫ Well i married my dream girl i married my dream girl, but she didn't tell me her credit was bad.

So now instead of livin in a pleasant suburb, were living in the basement of her mom and dad's.

No we can't get a loan, for a respectable home just because my girl defaulted on some old credit card.

If she'd gone to free credit report dot com, id be a happy bachelor with a dog and a yard... ♫

Posted by: FreeCreditReport_DotCom at January 05, 2013 09:42 AM (feFL6)

128 oddly...i've never found the need for a beedazzler
Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 11th day of Christmas at January 05, 2013 09:41 AM (GVxQo)

WHAT? According to the ladies at the trailer park, a bedazzler is Craft Crack.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 05, 2013 09:42 AM (l86i3)

129 Right up to the point you say I do and are responsible for every financial mistake she has ever made.

Well, in my case it was beyond the "I do"

Dont regret it either.

YMMV.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 05, 2013 09:42 AM (m5u0P)

130 Saw an excellent little horror movie last night titled-

"The Revenant"

It starts with a 3 guys on patrol in Iraq having a somewhat humorous philosoohical discussion about power/morality/their present circumstances with our hero taking the moral view.

He turns off the headlights momentarily to make a point and when he turns them back on theirs a toddler in the middle of the road, who he cannot miss and is run over.

His buddies argue to leave but the hero cannot/will not and gets out to check but to his surprise- the toddler is perfectly fine.

The hero is then ambushed.

In the next scene we see his funeral. He is dead. But later he inexplicably comes back to life.


The rest of the movie plays out a bit like a horror version "The Dark Knight" with the philosophical discussion at the beginning of the movie playing out between our hero trying to be a moral monster vigilante, his amoral/immoral dope selling buddy all too accepting of the situation, an unexpected voice of reason, and his girlfriend who just wants things to be the way they were.

Very smart and funny writing with everything revealed through the characters actions.

The middle of the movie plays out like a gory buddy comedy with laugh out loud moments until becoming grimmer toward the end as things spin out of control. The ending like the end of the "Dark Knight" is cynical but exhilarating.

I don't want to over sell the movie and the weakest and most poorly written scene comes near the beginning at his funeral but just hang in there till the protagonist rises from the dead after that it's an excellent flick.


Currently, showing on Showtime and showtime's on demand for free. also, you can rent through Netflix and Blockbuster.



Posted by: naturalfake at January 05, 2013 09:43 AM (G9qZk)

131 Not necessarily a deal breaker because of the low credit score in and of itself. Rather used as a marker for what type of person she might be.

Two of my brothers worked mortgage origination during the recent heyday. We were all together for a cousin's wedding in 2006, and the two of them were telling each other war stories about rather well-to-do people who seemed normal on the outside but had the shittiest credit scores because of unbelievably stupid money management.

One brother was affiliated with a large, formerly community-scale lender that still ran applications through its own ancient scoring software as well as the Freddie/Fannie underwriting tools. One of the outputs from this scoring program was an interest rate recommendation based on the risk represented by the mortgage. He said it was normal for this software to spit out interest rate numbers that would violate state usury laws on applications that the GSE underwriting did not even blink at.

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at January 05, 2013 09:43 AM (V3kRK)

132 99 He was in 'Empire of the Wolves' a much more better film. involving Turkish terrorists in France,

Posted by: chip dillard at January 05, 2013 09:10 AM (Jsiw/)

That's the one I meant.

Posted by: Mike Hunt at January 05, 2013 09:44 AM (G6kli)

133 73 "Bi-Sexual" : What you call yourself when you are a homo and you want to be viewed as "edgy."


Posted by: Al at January 05, 2013 08:33 AM (V70Uh)

It is what you call yourself when you like to fuck and and don't care who or what.

Someone said all women look the same in the dark. I'm wondering if the same holds true with blow jobs?

Posted by: Mike Hunt at January 05, 2013 09:46 AM (G6kli)

134 117
I have no idea what my credit score is. I don't know if I even have one.

Posted by: rickl at January 05, 2013 09:33 AM (sdi6R)

Oh you have one -- trust us!

Posted by: EQUIFAX at January 05, 2013 09:51 AM (BbS5+)

135 131 Not necessarily a deal breaker because of the low credit score in and of itself. Rather used as a marker for what type of person she might be.

Two of my brothers worked mortgage origination during the recent heyday. We were all together for a cousin's wedding in 2006, and the two of them were telling each other war stories about rather well-to-do people who seemed normal on the outside but had the shittiest credit scores because of unbelievably stupid money management.

One brother was affiliated with a large, formerly community-scale lender that still ran applications through its own ancient scoring software as well as the Freddie/Fannie underwriting tools. One of the outputs from this scoring program was an interest rate recommendation based on the risk represented by the mortgage. He said it was normal for this software to spit out interest rate numbers that would violate state usury laws on applications that the GSE underwriting did not even blink at.

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at January 05, 2013 09:43 AM (V3kRK)

So you had family members who were responsible for the economic collapse close at hand and didn't beat the shit out of them?

You could have been part of the solution, by your own admission you are part of the problem. You laughed at their "war stories" instead of holding them responsible for their actions.

Me I would have had two bloody cousins, and once I explained just what they did to the more discerning intelligent family members they would be lucky to leave with all their limbs.

I'm sure we all want to thank them for ruining credit and raising property taxes through the defaults they knew would happen.

Posted by: Mike Hunt at January 05, 2013 09:51 AM (G6kli)

136 'So they have murder capital of the US despite strongest anti-gun laws in the country and what is the solution? More gun laws of course."

Typical liberal creation of self fulfilling prophecies. If you have low murder rates, it's proof that gun control laws work, and thus should be tightened further based on their success. High murder rate? That's a total no-brainer. You need more stringent gun control measures to solve the problem. Any idiot can understand that.

And yep, Johnny Football seems like the real deal. That was a helluva game for a freshman (for anyone) to play with all the Heisman/Johnny Football hype going on.

I know it goes against the edgy NFL stereotype, but I'm enjoying seeing extraordinary talent and success by some young players (Manziel, RG3, Cam Newton, etc.) who also seem like (as best we can tell now) good guys who try to do things the right way.




Posted by: RM at January 05, 2013 09:52 AM (ixDYs)

137 No Heisman jinx for Manziel. That was an ass-whoopin'.

Hey, Notre Dame got one shut out- of Wake Forest. We still say one of their linebackers must be the best player in the land!

Posted by: NBC at January 05, 2013 09:52 AM (FcR7P)

138 Someone said all women look the same in the dark. I'm wondering if the same holds true with blow jobs?

Posted by: Mike Hunt at January 05, 2013 09:46 AM (G6kli)

I look for big racks, nice ears and flat heads...and I denounce myself.

Posted by: Max Wedge at January 05, 2013 09:53 AM (BbS5+)

139 22
Every year, contaminated foods sicken an estimated 48 million Americans and kill 3,000.

http://is.gd/aNS2Rb
Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 07:49 AM (53z96)
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Yep, 1/6 of the US population dies every year from food poisoning.

Posted by: Chris Christie's Cadaverous Cooter at January 05, 2013 09:54 AM (qw+yV)

140 My name is Chris Christie and I read that wrong.

Posted by: Chris Christie's Cadaverous Cooter at January 05, 2013 09:54 AM (qw+yV)

141 the dar is claiming they never intended to take God or Jesus out of their charter/missals/hymns they just wanted to be more inclusive to their Jewish members and muslim members.....muslim members? really?

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 12th day of Christmas at January 05, 2013 09:55 AM (GVxQo)

142 I look for big racks, nice pistol grip ears and flat heads...and I denounce myself.

FIFY

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 05, 2013 09:56 AM (m5u0P)

143 In accounting I think they have a word for a prospective mate -- either male or female with a bad credit score or other financial issues -- 'tainted'. Probably was once married and walked away from a mortgage or declared bankruptcy or somehow took some sort of huge 'one-time' exemption or something.

It's something you'd wanna know if you were getting busy serious with someone, but it seems a little cold to start off with the question.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at January 05, 2013 09:56 AM (feFL6)

144 Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 05, 2013 09:56 AM (m5u0P)

...another man of obvious distinction!

Posted by: Max Wedge at January 05, 2013 09:57 AM (BbS5+)

145 ...another man of obvious distinction!

I'm all about efficiency.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 05, 2013 09:59 AM (m5u0P)

146 STOP SOCKING ME

Posted by: Michelle Ugenti, Menstrual Fascist at January 05, 2013 10:02 AM (qw+yV)

147 As for the credit score thing, hells yeah it's a deal breaker!...being single since 30 (1x divorced) and now at 54, there's no way on God's green earf that I'm taking on someone's suck-ass financial picture / habits. Same goes for their retirement accounts (or lack thereof)...I've been planning for one...not many.

Posted by: Max Wedge at January 05, 2013 10:02 AM (BbS5+)

148 It's something you'd wanna know if you were getting busy serious with someone, but it seems a little cold to start off with the question.

Better to wait until they get attached to you, I suppose. Otherwise it doesn't hurt enough.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 05, 2013 10:04 AM (hO8IJ)

149 My favorite French movie is The Fifth Element. Helps that I don't have to read any subtitles.
Posted by: JDTAY at January 05, 2013 08:42 AM (a0nis)

I've found "The Fifth Element" to be somewhat uneven in tone. As French movies go, I prefer "Brotherhood of the Wolf". It has a decent dub job so you don't have to watch subtitles.

Posted by: Darth Randall at January 05, 2013 10:06 AM (mV8sg)

150 So you had family members who were responsible for the economic collapse close at hand and didn't beat the shit out of them?

CRA. GSEs. The interference run by the CBC. That's where the responsibility lies.

You could have been part of the solution, by your own admission you are part of the problem. You laughed at their "war stories" instead of holding them responsible for their actions.

Where did I say that I laughed? Where? Show me. Show me now where I said that I laughed, you stupid little bitch.

Me I would have had two bloody cousins, and once I explained just what they did to the more discerning intelligent family members they would be lucky to leave with all their limbs.

Read it again, toughguy. They aren't my cousins. They are my brothers. WTF is the malfunction with you leftards and reading comprehension?

I'm sure we all want to thank them for ruining credit and raising property taxes through the defaults they knew would happen.

I hope that your life sucks. I also hope that you and all you love die freezing and hungry living out of a refrigerator box under a freeway overpass.

But if that comes to pass, I cannot credit my brothers for it. They weren't the ones who created the race-obsessed, protected-class-creating "fair" lending policies of the left and their brownshirted bureaucratic shocktroops.

Your side created that situation.

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at January 05, 2013 10:07 AM (V3kRK)

151 146
STOP SOCKING ME

Posted by: Michelle Ugenti, Menstrual Fascist at January 05, 2013 10:02 AM (qw+yV)

Mmmm. A bloody one, my favorite!

I am Al Gore (aka Man-Pig-Bear) and I approved this message.

Posted by: Man-Pig-Bear at January 05, 2013 10:07 AM (Oi60j)

152 Is the time of the sockpuppet gone? AZ idiot wants to make using fake names on the Internet illegal with prison time.

Don't worry, there'll be exemptions.

Posted by: Barack Obama/Barry Soetero, Indonesian/Kenyan Prince, Hawaiian Royalty at January 05, 2013 10:08 AM (FcR7P)

153 I like that dude asked about her credit score early on.

His dick was taken out of the mix by the surprise move.

Posted by: eman at January 05, 2013 10:11 AM (EWsrI)

154 Better to wait until they get attached to you, I suppose. Otherwise it doesn't hurt enough.

So, you're of the opinion that being very direct from the very beginning is the best option? Have a certain credit score number in your head like 700 for a potential mate?

"Sorry, babe, but 650 isn't gonna cut it. I want granite, hardwood floors, and open concept. Bamboo floors isn't gonna cut it. Maybe next time you'll pay your utility bill on time. See ya."

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at January 05, 2013 10:15 AM (feFL6)

155 What in the fuck is going on above and WHY ISN'T ANYONE GIVING ME MORE ATTENTION?!?!?!

Posted by: Michelle Ugenti, Menstrual Fascist at January 05, 2013 10:15 AM (qw+yV)

156 Way to embargo the Cash for Clunkers scam for four years, Yahoo.

Journalism. Do you speak it, mofos?

Posted by: t-bird at January 05, 2013 10:17 AM (FcR7P)

157 155
What in the fuck is going on above and WHY ISN'T ANYONE GIVING ME MORE ATTENTION?!?!?!

Posted by: Michelle Ugenti, Menstrual Fascist at January 05, 2013 10:15 AM (qw+yV)

Come over here my sweet little sausage, you can cuddle up to my Pig part.

Posted by: Man-Pig-Bear at January 05, 2013 10:18 AM (Oi60j)

158 Apropos of nothing: I just got back from a run, and my wife was doing Pilates following a video tutorial, so I grabbed a cup of coffee to see what this was all about. Actual commentary (from smoking hot Pilates mistress): "Press your pubic bone into the ground, now lift, lift, squeeze those buttocks together. Your glutes should REALLY be feeling it now..." Meanwhile, wifey peels off her t-shirt, and starts, heh, going to town in her jog bra. I've watched porno I like less.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 05, 2013 10:19 AM (M0O7A)

159 154
"Sorry, babe, but 650 isn't gonna cut it. I want granite, hardwood floors, and open concept. Bamboo floors isn't gonna cut it. Maybe next time you'll pay your utility bill on time. See ya."
Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at January 05, 2013 10:15 AM (feFL6)
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650 isn't necessarily a bad sign for a twenty-something who destroyed their credit at 21 and got their shit together at 24. That's why you have to ask for the credit history on the first date.

I also usually run a criminal background check after the salad but before the entree.

Posted by: Jerry Springwald, Made Up Name You'll Still Google at January 05, 2013 10:20 AM (qw+yV)

160 Probably was once married and walked away from a mortgage or declared bankruptcy or somehow took some sort of huge 'one-time' exemption or something.

I knew a guy who was working on getting his credit score up because he and his wife were planning on buying a house. The reason his credit score was crap was because he habitually paid bills late. He'd typically wait for disconnection notices.

I worked with another guy in the mid-90s who had been doing work on document imaging systems when it was hot. After he got laid off (Exxon-Mobil merger), he ran through his severance and then his unemployment benefits while refusing several jobs because he thought the salaries were beneath him. How did I know this? I knew this because he bragged about it all the time.

He also rented a luxury condo that was thirty-five miles from where we worked, and he commuted in stop-and-go traffic to and from work in a Firebird with the 5.7l V8. He bragged about this, too, at the same time he was bitching about the price of gasoline.

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at January 05, 2013 10:20 AM (V3kRK)

161
I left out the part about the Firebird dork's declaring bankruptcy. He used to brag about that, too.

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at January 05, 2013 10:22 AM (V3kRK)

162 Mornin Rons. Just a quick hello. Packing up and heading 9 hrs back home. 9 hrs in the car with the wife, 5 1/2 yr old daughter and 2 1/2 yr old daughter.


Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 05, 2013 10:23 AM (IvVLN)

163 Come over here my sweet little sausage, you can cuddle up to my Pig part.
Posted by: Man-Pig-Bear at January 05, 2013 10:18 AM (Oi60j)
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Just as long as someone doesn't impersonate your Pig part on the internet the way they impersonated the two twigs and a stick I try to pass off as an ass. It was very embarrassing and I didn't even earn a Wikipedia entry.

Posted by: Michelle Ugenti, Menstrual Fascist at January 05, 2013 10:24 AM (qw+yV)

164 FRONT TOWARD LEFT

And you didn't lay a total beatdown on the guy with the Firebird and leave him without arms by the side of the road for wasting fuel?

What's up with that?

Posted by: RM at January 05, 2013 10:25 AM (ixDYs)

165 Today is Hobby Lobby day, and people should actually go out and buy something from them--I'm about to. As to the reason why--

Progressives have two goals that are in conflict with each other here--they wish to have their worldview made preeminent, and, in a society with Christians, Hindi, Muslims, and Buddhists, they wish to be the impartial "honest broker" referee on top, getting each group to get along while they stay above the fray.

The trouble with that (ignoring for the moment that a group with overwhelming numerical superiority has to acknowledge the equal rights of other groups to exist, but does not have to act as if those groups have a greater right to exist in a public manner than they do)--at any rate, the trouble is that if one wishes to be seen as an honest broker, then one actually has to be an honest broker.

Posted by: Y. at January 05, 2013 10:26 AM (E3UBI)

166 164
Posted by: RM at January 05, 2013 10:25 AM (ixDYs)
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I lol'd. Thank you. I'm done here.

Posted by: Not Ready to Resock at January 05, 2013 10:26 AM (qw+yV)

167 Hey baby are your legs tired, because your credit score's been running through my mind all night.

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 05, 2013 10:27 AM (MPjT8)

168
I'm going to Hobby Lobby today as part of the Support Hobby Lobby day too. You can order on line if you want. For all you tough guys, you know who you are, they have lots of stuff. I bought some great steel signs for the man cave and garage...cars and vintage, remember Texaco? I'm looking for some cowboy and western stuff today...maybe a clock or lamp. I saw some nice firefighter stuff there too.They have the best prices on frames andI got a terrific price on a flag display case. And hey, who doesn't want an Estes rocket or rubberband plane? Or take the wife and give her a few hours, she'll find plenty to spend on.




Hobby Lobby is a great store and all the employees I've talked to love working there. They really need our support on this. Can you tell I really appreciate their standing by their principles?

Posted by: Deanna at January 05, 2013 10:29 AM (kjGTr)

169 155
What in the fuck is going on above and WHY ISN'T ANYONE GIVING ME MORE ATTENTION?!?!?!

Posted by: Michelle Ugenti, Menstrual Fascist at January 05, 2013 10:15 AM (qw+yV)

Get in line, scrunt.

Posted by: Sandra Fluck at January 05, 2013 10:29 AM (BbS5+)

170 A game more worthwhile than 1/2 the bowl games out there.....the FCS championship is on today as well. Sam Houston State vs. Norh Dakota St at 1pm (EST).

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 05, 2013 10:31 AM (HDgX3)

171 And Team USA wins the Gold Medal with a 3 - 1 victory over Sweden.

Posted by: Sponge at January 05, 2013 10:31 AM (sw9Vn)

172 OK WTF is this "Wiggles" show?

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 05, 2013 10:32 AM (MPjT8)

173 Posted by: Deanna at January 05, 2013 10:29 AM (kjGTr)


They also sell model cars, planes, warships, etcetera!...I just loves me some modeling cement...it was my first (unintentional) high! Mom had to come pick me up from school!

One of my good friend's daughter likes to build model cars...going to pick up one for her today at my local HL...5 mins from home, too!

Posted by: Max Wedge at January 05, 2013 10:33 AM (BbS5+)

174 OK WTF is this "Wiggles" show?

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 05, 2013 10:32 AM (MPjT

Gayness for toddlers and young children!

Posted by: Max Wedge at January 05, 2013 10:34 AM (BbS5+)

175 Today is Hobby Lobby day, and people should actually go out and buy something from them--I'm about to. As to the reason why--

Posted by: Y. at January 05, 2013 10:26 AM I really do hope we do this. This company could be facing some real financial problems from the so-called fines. As I said, you can order on line too. And if you do go to the store, tell them why you went there today.Dominos got a pass on this so it is possible for Hobby Lobby to still win.

Posted by: Deanna at January 05, 2013 10:35 AM (kjGTr)

176 And you didn't lay a total beatdown on the guy with the Firebird and leave him without arms by the side of the road for wasting fuel?

What's up with that?


Heh. Thanks.

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at January 05, 2013 10:37 AM (V3kRK)

177 Just placed my Hobby Lobby order for stuff I didn't realize I needed and have no room for. FWIW, there's a 40% off coupon that applies to your highest-priced item (coupon code: 1507).

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at January 05, 2013 10:38 AM (qtKqj)

178 174 OK WTF is this "Wiggles" show?

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 05, 2013 10:32 AM (MPjT

Gayness for toddlers and young children!

...and, apparently, soft-core pron for mommies. My wife and her cadre used to compare notes on the guys on the show. I maintain it's because of the Aussie accent. She doesn't.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 05, 2013 10:38 AM (M0O7A)

179 172 OK WTF is this "Wiggles" show?
Posted by: USS Diversity at January 05, 2013 10:32 AM (MPjT

Austraian singers and actors doing funny kids stuff. My kids loved them I actually took them to a live show once. They were very talented. Heres and example.

http://tinyurl.com/by2kcv6

This song was drilled into my skull for years. If you listen you can hear Tim Flinn from split enz.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 05, 2013 10:38 AM (l86i3)

180 All I see is "pedophile pedophile pedophile".

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 05, 2013 10:40 AM (MPjT8)

181 All I see is "pedophile pedophile pedophile".
Posted by: USS Diversity at January 05, 2013 10:40 AM (MPjT

No, they had many educational programs. Very good for kids, No left wing bullshit.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 05, 2013 10:42 AM (l86i3)

182 Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 05, 2013 10:38 AM (M0O7A)

Really???...a good friend's wife runs her own daycare (25+ years) and that's how I first saw them...I can't imagine that women find that even remotely hawt.

Posted by: Max Wedge at January 05, 2013 10:42 AM (BbS5+)

183 Just tuned into the Kudlow show. He's talking to someone he's calling "Senator" and the guy he's calling "Senator" doesn't sound like he truly understands what is going on. They are discussing the debt ceiling negotiation. Kudlow, you can go to the WABC radio homepage to listen live, just told this guy "Senator" that a trillion is missing and the guy sort of glossed over that question.

Posted by: Caustic at January 05, 2013 10:43 AM (/b8+5)

184 No, they had many educational programs. Very good for kids, No left wing bullshit.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 05, 2013 10:42 AM (l86i3)

...I had no idea...they lost me at first glance. But then, I grew up with the Stooges, Looney Tunes, Popeye and watching the early morning farm report show (it always fascinated me) on Saturdays. I also found Sesame Street to be extremely retarded...but I was not in the target age at that point either.

Posted by: Max Wedge at January 05, 2013 10:45 AM (BbS5+)

185 ...I had no idea...they lost me at first glance. But then, I grew up with the Stooges, Looney Tunes, Popeye and watching the early morning farm report show (it always fascinated me) on Saturdays. I also found Sesame Street to be extremely retarded...but I was not in the target age at that point either.
Posted by: Max Wedge at January 05, 2013 10:45 AM (BbS5+)

I had Captain Kangaroo and the Banana Splits.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 05, 2013 10:46 AM (l86i3)

186 Really???...a good friend's wife runs her own daycare (25+ years) and that's how I first saw them...I can't imagine that women find that even remotely hawt.

Not the act, per se, the guys. I think it has, (had in our case), to do with the dearth of adult interaction for stay at home mommies, esp. first time stay at home mommies. It was more of a joke with her and her friends.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 05, 2013 10:46 AM (M0O7A)

187 Not the act, per se, the guys. I think it has, (had in our case), to do with the dearth of adult interaction for stay at home mommies, esp. first time stay at home mommies. It was more of a joke with her and her friends.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 05, 2013 10:46 AM (M0O7A)

A lonely housewife buffin the muffin to the wiggles? There's a stain on my brain.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 05, 2013 10:47 AM (l86i3)

188
I had Captain Kangaroo and the Banana Splits.
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I had that. And Lidsville and Sigmund the Sea Monster.

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 05, 2013 10:49 AM (MPjT8)

189
Holy Crap, Kudlow had on Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin! Yikes. We're screwed if those in charge of the beast don't understand it.

Posted by: Daily Dish at January 05, 2013 10:49 AM (+b3dK)

190 I had that. And Lidsville and Sigmund the Sea Monster.
Posted by: USS Diversity at January 05, 2013 10:49 AM (MPjT

Yep, I liked them too. Sid and Marty Kroft were droppin acid, or at least it seemed that way.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 05, 2013 10:50 AM (l86i3)

191 I made decision to break off my engagement after i found out my fiancé failed to pay her electric bill even after a second notice. Actually it was after parking and walking to the downtown utility company to pay the bill for her and on the way back to the car it started pouring rain. The proverbial straw that broke the camel's back.

Posted by: polynikes at January 05, 2013 10:50 AM (is2uy)

192 Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 05, 2013 10:47 AM (l86i3)

187 -- EXACTLY!

Captain K and Banana Splits...oh yeah...plus Lance Link Secret Chimp! Did you have Romper Room?...the 'teacher' was Miss Barbara...she caused my first stiffy!


Posted by: Max Wedge at January 05, 2013 10:52 AM (BbS5+)

193 188 Lidsville...Jack Wild was the kidstar. Wonder what gutter he resides in?

Posted by: Max Wedge at January 05, 2013 10:53 AM (BbS5+)

194 193
188 Lidsville...Jack Wild was the kidstar. Wonder what gutter he resides in?


Posted by: Max Wedge at January 05, 2013 10:53 AM (BbS5+)

ACK! F'd that up...he was in Pufnstuf.

Posted by: Max Wedge at January 05, 2013 10:54 AM (BbS5+)

195 Dudes.

Over at Drudge.

WTF is wrong with Rex Ryan? Seriously? A tattoo with a losing quarterback's jersey?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 05, 2013 10:55 AM (piMMO)

196 Captain K and Banana Splits...oh yeah...plus Lance Link Secret Chimp! Did you have Romper Room?...The 'teacher' was Miss Barbara...she caused my first stiffy!


Posted by: Max Wedge at January 05, 2013 10:52 AM (BbS5+)

Oh Yeah, we lived in So Cal when I was a kindergartner. I always wanted one of those cardboard fire trucks that the kids stood in as they ran in circles and made siren noises.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 05, 2013 10:55 AM (l86i3)

197 I bought some art supplies from Hobby Lobby about a week ago, so no shopping there today for me.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 05, 2013 10:55 AM (o1kXv)

198 ...and he is at room temp.

Posted by: Max Wedge at January 05, 2013 10:55 AM (BbS5+)

199 WTF is wrong with Rex Ryan? Seriously? A tattoo with a losing quarterback's jersey?
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 05, 2013 10:55 AM (piMMO)

He's a narcissistic, fucktard pervert thats in way over his head. He'd be a great ron. As an NFL coach? Not so good.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 05, 2013 10:57 AM (l86i3)

200 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 05, 2013 10:55 AM (piMMO)


That is some retarded sh*t right there...

Posted by: Max Wedge at January 05, 2013 10:59 AM (BbS5+)

201 ...and, apparently, soft-core pron for mommies. My wife and her cadre used to compare notes on the guys on the show. I maintain it's because of the Aussie accent. She doesn't.
Heh. I've always figured the Wiggles actors are rolling in housewife trim. It's not the act so much as it keeps kids distracted for 30 minutes while mom gets some peace and quiet.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 05, 2013 10:59 AM (o1kXv)

202 "I had Captain Kangaroo and the Banana Splits."

I wondered how the Hudson Brothers remained employed.

Posted by: SurferDoc at January 05, 2013 10:59 AM (6H6FZ)

203 I see Hobby Lobby has duct tape in a 2013 Super Bowl champions-to-be Denver Broncos theme. They have similar stuff forsome other loser teams.

Posted by: Nash Rambler at January 05, 2013 10:59 AM (yW4lI)

204 Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 05, 2013 10:59 AM (o1kXv)


...reminds me of an episode of Two and a Half Men where Sheen is a character named 'Charlie Waffles'...

Posted by: Max Wedge at January 05, 2013 11:01 AM (BbS5+)

205 I made decision to break off my engagement after i found out my fiancé failed to pay her electric bill even after a second notice. Actually it was after parking and walking to the downtown utility company to pay the bill for her and on the way back to the car it started pouring rain. The proverbial straw that broke the camel's back.

Ouch. That's painful, but probably for the best. Everyone makes a few mistakes in life, but some people have absolutely no sense of responsibility and expect everyone else to get them out of whatever hole they dug for themselves.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 05, 2013 11:02 AM (o1kXv)

206 ...reminds me of an episode of Two and a Half Men where Sheen is a character named 'Charlie Waffles'...
Posted by: Max Wedge at January 05, 2013 11:01 AM (BbS5+)

Oh God that was funny. He had to get drunk to play in public.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 05, 2013 11:03 AM (l86i3)

207 Gateway Pundit had an article saying that today is Support Hobby Lobby day. Anybody else going?

****

I am going this afternoon and had no idea it was a 'support' day.

Great!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 05, 2013 11:05 AM (piMMO)

208 Willie Whistle must die

Posted by: henny oldman at January 05, 2013 11:05 AM (tdaam)

209 ...working on my year end numbers and a letter to my clients announcing my rate hikes for 2013 -- certainly they don't expect ME to pay for my increased costs in healthcare, fuel, supplies, food, pleasure spending...etcetera...! I'd say a good 75% of my clients are both Jewish and Liberal -- I will enjoy both the extra cash and their tears.

Posted by: Max Wedge at January 05, 2013 11:05 AM (BbS5+)

210 I met my wife when I was 27, my credit was shit but I was making about 60K a year. She co-signed a credit card for me with a limit and in return I did direct deposit into her checking account. She repaired my credit in two years. I knew she was the one.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 05, 2013 11:05 AM (l86i3)

211 A game more worthwhile than 1/2 the bowl games out
there.....the FCS championship is on today as well. Sam Houston State
vs. Norh Dakota St at 1pm (EST).


Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 05, 2013 10:31 AM (HDgX3)
Got that on my schedule for today. Hope its a good one. Some of the Bowl games have been less than entertaining. Oh, and go Vikes.

Posted by: someoldguy at January 05, 2013 11:06 AM (fR7g6)

212 "David Brooks once again demonstrates why he is a worthless shit. He says
the cliff deal was a piece of shit that did not address spending
(true), he says Obama wanted spending cuts (a lie), and he blames the
“American People” and of course, Republicans."

He must be in contract negotiations with his employer.

Posted by: mrp at January 05, 2013 11:08 AM (HjPtV)

213
I wondered how the Hudson Brothers remained employed.

=====
One of them is Kate Hudson's father. I used to love that show.

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 05, 2013 11:09 AM (MPjT8)

214 The worst thing about Ryan's tat is not the subject matter but the quality of the tat. That is one of the worst I've seen on someone that could afford to go to a highly respected artist. Looks like it was done by a novice.

Posted by: polynikes at January 05, 2013 11:09 AM (TggD9)

215 I see that Alabama is playing A&M, at A&M, for their second game of next year.

I'm not sure I'm looking forward to that.

Posted by: toby928© polluting your thread with football at January 05, 2013 11:10 AM (QupBk)

216 "I've found "The Fifth Element" to be somewhat uneven in tone."

Any movie with Gary Oldman in it is uneven in tone.

Posted by: mrp at January 05, 2013 11:10 AM (HjPtV)

217 I'll never forget picking up all of my wife's possessions on our wedding day. One suitcase. I suspect her credit score (which they didn't have back then) would have been around 500. Saw a realtor, but couldn't buy the 'dream' home. The banks had standards and didn't risk depositors money. What a concept.

So we bought the fixer-upper and spent nights, weekends, holidays working on it. She washed dishes in the bath tub for about a week while I moved the kitchen plumbing around, tore out cabinets, ripped up the floor. Tore the place up, from top to bottom. Every room. Two years later, we flipped our first home, for what would be ~100k profit in today's dollars, and moved into the suburban 'dream' home with the four bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, and fireplace.

I don't think the kids of baby boomers are into delayed gratification. My generations lame pick up line,"What's your sign?"

This generation, "What's your credit score?"

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at January 05, 2013 11:13 AM (feFL6)

218
So we bought the fixer-upper and spent nights, weekends, holidays working on it. She washed dishes in the bath tub for about a week while I moved the kitchen plumbing around, tore out cabinets, ripped up the floor. Tore the place up, from top to bottom. Every room. Two years later, we flipped our first home, for what would be ~100k profit in today's dollars, and moved into the suburban 'dream' home with the four bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, and fireplace.

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Just looked yesterday at a fixerupper. It's a foreclosure, bank wants 134K, I wonder how much they'd actually take?

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 05, 2013 11:17 AM (MPjT8)

219
This generation, "What's your credit score?"
Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at January 05, 2013 11:13 AM (feFL6)


I've never actually perused an E-dating site. But I would imagine there is a spot for your credit score.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 05, 2013 11:19 AM (l86i3)

220 Just looked yesterday at a fixerupper. It's a foreclosure, bank wants 134K, I wonder how much they'd actually take?

Don't get greedy. Look on zillow at the value of homes in the neighborhood, and the trend line for the past five years. We might not have hit bottom yet, so you have to be prepared for that.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at January 05, 2013 11:20 AM (feFL6)

221 Remember Benghazi? The President doesn't.

From My Pet Jawa

Casablanca — Although Ahmed Boukhtala is the main suspect in the September 11th terrorist attack on US consulate in Benghazi as well as a suspect in assassination of Libyan rebel commander Major General Abdelfattah Younis, he continues to live freely in Benghazi.
Conflicting reports have claimed that Boukhtala was imprisoned while others have said he escaped from prison and is now a fugitive. However, sources in Benghazi told Magharebia that Boukhtala remains at large and that the Libyan authorities have not arrested him.

"Boukhtala is not detained, and no official charges were made against him," political activist Samir al-Jahani told Magharebia. "However, there are many suspicions around him."

Al-Jahani believes that the government is trying as much as it can to avoid charges and clashes with extremist groups at this stage.


Aren't these the people we got rid of Khadaffi for, the ones who are supposed to be our friends?

Posted by: Thunderb at January 05, 2013 11:21 AM (Dnbau)

222 I will have to Hobby Lobby today. I'll tell my husband that my Christmas village has infrastructure needs. Something must be done. For the children.

Posted by: Gem at January 05, 2013 11:21 AM (zw+pb)

223 Just looked yesterday at a fixerupper. It's a foreclosure, bank wants 134K, I wonder how much they'd actually take?

Don't get greedy. Look on zillow at the value of homes in the neighborhood, and the trend line for the past five years. We might not have hit bottom yet, so you have to be prepared for that.
Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at January 05, 2013 11:20 AM (feFL6)


The whole thing is a crapshoot isn't it. I can't remember a time of such confusion and instability.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 05, 2013 11:21 AM (l86i3)

224 I remember Captain Kangaroo and the Banana Splits. I grew up in Cincinnati, and there was a local show, Uncle Al. I don't really remember much about it, though.

In Philadelphia there was also Captain Noah which ran for years, but I was already too old for that by the time my family moved here.

Huh. I just checked Wikipedia and it says the Phillie Phanatic made his public debut on that show in 1978. I didn't know that.

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

Posted by: rickl at January 05, 2013 11:22 AM (sdi6R)

225 She repaired my credit in two years. I knew she was the one.Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 05, 2013 11:05 AM (l86i3)

I...I need a hanky....that's so romantic......
Greater love hath no woman, but she lay down her credit for another....

Posted by: Pentangle at January 05, 2013 11:25 AM (Rd9OZ)

226 I...I need a hanky....that's so romantic......
Greater love hath no woman, but she lay down her credit for another....

Posted by: Pentangle at January 05, 2013 11:25 AM (Rd9OZ)

I know, right?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 05, 2013 11:26 AM (l86i3)

227 I remember Captain Kangaroo and the Banana Splits. I grew up in Cincinnati, and there was a local show, Uncle Al.

YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqBf9Bd99qA

Posted by: Bruce at January 05, 2013 11:27 AM (9ug8P)

228 Almost 12 hora since my last post! A new record in self-restraint.

Posted by: That Truman Fellow at January 05, 2013 11:27 AM (I2LwF)

229 HONOLULU - In his first weekly address of the New Year, President Obama
touts the "fiscal cliff" compromise as "one more step in the broader
effort to grow our economy and shrink our deficits" but warns that
another "manufactured crisis" over the debt ceiling could wreak havoc on
the economy.





Gee I wonder who's going to manufacturer the crisis?


Continuing his effort to frame the looming fight over the nation's debt limit, Obama makes clear "one thing I will not compromise over is whether or not Congress should pay the tab for a bill they've already racked up."



Oh so Congress (minus the Senate just House Republicans I'm sure) has racked up the bills and once again Prezzy Foodstamps is not to blame for anything

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 05, 2013 11:29 AM (095gM)

230 228
Almost 12 hora since my last post! A new record in self-restraint.

Posted by: That Truman Fellow at January 05, 2013 11:27 AM (I2LwF)

You're not the guy that has a blog are you? No, that's Allen something I think.

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at January 05, 2013 11:30 AM (wR+pz)

231 Currently, 29 states and New York City are reporting high levels of
influenza-like-illness (ILI), and another nine states are reporting
moderate levels of ILI. This season, 18 children have died from
flu-associated deaths.



Clearly something must be done. I propose a law banning all flu.

Posted by: DangerGirl at January 05, 2013 11:31 AM (GrtrJ)

232 I just noticed that there is a Wikipedia entry for Uncle Al. I never thought to look it up before.

By 1955 Uncle Al had become so popular that executives from CBS came to Cincinnati to consult with Al about hosting a similar show on their network; this was before WCPO switched affiliation from ABC to CBS in 1961. Station executives understandably refused to release Lewis from his contract, so CBS brass settled on Howdy Doody alum Bob Keeshan to host their new kids' show, which became Captain Kangaroo (When WCPO switched to CBS in 1961, both shows would run back-to-back on weekday mornings).

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

It's a small world. Which, coincidentally, was Uncle Al's closing theme song.

Posted by: rickl at January 05, 2013 11:31 AM (sdi6R)

233 I had Captain Kangaroo and the Banana Splits.Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 05, 2013 10:46 AM (l86i3)I go back even further to the Howdy Doody show...I wanted to be Princess SummerFallWinterSpring. LOL My kid loved The Electric Company and 1-2-3 Contact.

Posted by: Deanna at January 05, 2013 11:31 AM (kjGTr)

234 26
Are the cheerleaders sleeping?


Posted by: henny oldman at January 05, 2013 07:51 AM (tdaam)

Just give me an hour, the pill will kick in and no one will sleep.

Posted by: Ole Bill Clinton at January 05, 2013 11:32 AM (wR+pz)

235 The Federal Government takes in almost $7B a day in taxes. Where that money gets spent is up to the executive. Failing to pay the debt service would be Obama's choice, not a given. Shutting down vital services or not is also his choice, not a requirement.

We need to get out ahead of the propaganda before the debt ceiling fight.

Posted by: toby928© polluting your thread with football at January 05, 2013 11:32 AM (QupBk)

236 The whole thing is a crapshoot isn't it. I can't remember a time of such confusion and instability.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 05, 2013 11:21 AM (l86i3)

I think any time you fix up a house and make it move in ready someone will buy it. People don't have the skills or the vision to do it themselves but if they walk in and see it, beautiful and ready for them to unpack their belongings, you've got a winner.

As far as what the bank will take? Make them a low ball offer to see what they are thinking, under a hundred grand. In your offer outline everything that needs to be done and ballpark costs. Also check if the taxes are up to date and if there are any liens on the house or anything "unusual".

This will at least open up a dialog and you'll figure out fairly quickly the price point the bank is looking for.

Posted by: Caustic at January 05, 2013 11:33 AM (/b8+5)

237 216 "I've found "The Fifth Element" to be somewhat uneven in tone."

Any movie with Gary Oldman in it is uneven in tone.
Posted by: mrp at January 05, 2013 11:10 AM (HjPtV)







Yup. Any scene with Oldman is teh awesome, and the rest is just filler until he's on screen again.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 05, 2013 11:33 AM (MBqvE)

238 "I grew up in Cincinnati, and there was a local show, Uncle Al."

I sang the BHA song on the Uncle Orrie show.

BHA means Better Home Appliances.

Posted by: mrp at January 05, 2013 11:33 AM (HjPtV)

239 The whole thing is a crapshoot isn't it. I can't remember a time of such confusion and instability.

I'll say. Over a 35 year period I've tracked housing values and while there were occasional ups and downs, the downs never lasted more then a year. So you bought low, sold high, and sometimes waited a little bit.

Now,after four years of steady down? I'd say buy fixer-upper in neighborhood at price at least 100k under surrounding values. The biggest money pits are kitchens and bathrooms. Learn how to do the repairs yourself, or have knowledgeable friends. The internet probably has thousands of How-To videos on every topic. Choose middle-of-the road appliances and materials, in neutral colors that appeal to most people. Find out where the bargains are. Maybe by the time you finish things are better.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at January 05, 2013 11:34 AM (feFL6)

240
RE residential real estate, there is no market, there are hundreds of submarkets. Some are appreciating, some are flat, some are in decline. A decent agent can tell you the local story.


We should be close to the bottom in most submarkets (notice the most word there), I expect a major bottom in 2014. You can't catch a real estate bottom except by accident in today's America. I bought a foreclosure as a rental last year. I bought for current income (around 9%), the price movement can take care of itself. This particular house sold for $195k in 2005, I paid $60k and had to put $10k into it to get it ready.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 05, 2013 11:36 AM (jTKU5)

241 3-2-1 Contact was our favorite. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gEAQQCFlNM

Posted by: no good deed at January 05, 2013 11:36 AM (mjR67)

242 What kind of idiot bail bondsman would give a bond to an illegal alien?

Posted by: Jean at January 05, 2013 11:36 AM (5PkZK)

243

"We need to get out ahead of the propaganda before the debt ceiling fight."


Great, Mr. Funny Guy is here.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 05, 2013 11:38 AM (jTKU5)

244 If you are listening to Kudlow he's talking about how Reagan shut the government down several times and how Newt shut it down also. Had no idea the government has been shut down before. This administration makes it sound like it has never been done. Maybe a government shutdown is what we need although, this government seems to have done something different than previous governments, they've designated people as essential and limited their involvement. This might render a government shutdown ineffective.

Posted by: Caustic at January 05, 2013 11:40 AM (/b8+5)

245 Thanks, Good advice here on the housing. I'm more concerned at this point about getting into an affordable house than profit down the road. I have some skills, and know people who have others. Convincing the wife, though, is another matter.

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 05, 2013 11:41 AM (MPjT8)

246 Just looked yesterday at a fixerupper. It's a foreclosure, bank wants 134K, I wonder how much they'd actually take?

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 05, 2013 11:17 AM (MPjT

___________
Don't assume it's any less than 134K. I bought a foreclosure in 2011 and ended up paying above asking as a bidding war between 3 of us broke out.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 05, 2013 11:41 AM (HDgX3)

247 Justified returns this week on FX. I love my new Bianchi holster for the good ol' Glock.

Posted by: bil at January 05, 2013 11:42 AM (xFYVW)

248 >>RE residential real estate, there is no market, there are hundreds of submarkets. Some are appreciating, some are flat, some are in decline. A decent agent can tell you the local story.

I just looked up housing allowances for us military families.

Was happy to see that the rates have gone up slightly for here and for where our rental place is. IIRC, last year the rate here went down.

Posted by: Mama AJ at January 05, 2013 11:42 AM (SUKHu)

249 I have a nephew who bought a house in a Houston, TX suburb last year. 2100 ft2 in what appears to be a nice neighborhood and the exterior of the house looks to be in good shape.


He paid $60K for it. This is in a State that is doing well in most respects but obviously real estate there has taken a hit as well.


Here in my neighborhood we had a slight drop but not enough to raise hackles. But the converse of that is also true. When everywhere else was shooting through the roof during the bubble we did not.



That house in my neighborhood would run > $200K unless there is something major wrong with it that can't be seen from the photos.

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 11:43 AM (53z96)

250 If you're buying a house for yourself, figure out what a comparable rental is. Then figure out what your total payment would be. Include everything....mortgage, tax, repairs, maintenance, hoa fees if any, etc.

Then look at which is the cheaper option. If it costs more to buy, don't buy it.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 05, 2013 11:43 AM (HDgX3)

251 Not renting now, wish I still was sometimes.

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 05, 2013 11:44 AM (MPjT8)

252 If you're buying a house as an investment, the rule of thumb is a 7% ROI on your investment. And when doing that calculation, assume every year you will have at least 1 month without rent and assume 2% of the value of the house PER year in repair/maintenance costs. Rentals need a lot more work than your own house, so don't go by what you think it will cost based on how much you spend on your house. It will be much, much more.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 05, 2013 11:45 AM (HDgX3)

253 apparently lena dunham thinks she doesn't need pants....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 12th day of Christmas at January 05, 2013 11:45 AM (GVxQo)

254 4 Dig him up and do it again, just to be sure

Posted by: DAve at January 05, 2013 11:46 AM (XDC0v)

255 http://tinyurl.com/anr5efl link to dailymail and lena dunham....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 12th day of Christmas at January 05, 2013 11:46 AM (GVxQo)

256 According to E Magazine, the “Clunkers” program, which is officially known as the Car Allowance Rebates System (CARS), produced tons of unnecessary waste while doing little to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

The program's first mistake seems to have been its focus on car shredding, instead of car recycling. With 690,000 vehicles traded in, that's a pretty big mistake.

According to the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA), automobiles are almost completely recyclable, down to their engine oil and brake fluid. But many of the “Cash for Clunkers” cars were never sent to recycling facilities. The agency reports that the cars’ engines were instead destroyed by federal mandate, in order to prevent dealers from illicitly reselling the vehicles later. The remaining parts of each car could then be put up for auction, but program guidelines also required that after 180 days, no matter how much of the car was left, the parts woud be sent to a junkyard and shredded.

Shredding vehicles results in its own environmental nightmare. For each ton of metal produced by a shredding facility, roughly 500 pounds of “shredding residue” is also produced, which includes polyurethane foams, metal oxides, glass and dirt. All totaled, about 4.5 million tons of that residue is already produced on average every year.

Where does it go? Right into a landfill.

Posted by: Ralph Nader at January 05, 2013 11:47 AM (e8kgV)

257 He paid $60K for it. This is in a State that is doing well in most respects but obviously real estate there has taken a hit as well. 


Not really, actually. Prices were just never very high so we missed the whole bubble/burst cycle. House prices did come down a bit, but no where near other states.

Posted by: Lauren at January 05, 2013 11:47 AM (wsGWu)

258
Posted by: USS Diversity at January 05, 2013 11:41 AM (MPjT


In your case, buy only if you are confident you won't need to relocate in the next 7-10 years. RE is a longer term proposition these days. You could always rent the house if you had to relocate, but there's no guarantee that will be profitable in today's America, where the rules can change capriciously at the whim of the govt.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 05, 2013 11:50 AM (jTKU5)

259 The decision to rent vs buy should be based on two major items besides whether you have the money to buy or not.


1. Most important, how long will you be there. If the answer is less than 5 years then buy is a poor option unless turnaround in the area is exceptional.


2. The second is a look at the market in the area. Is it still falling? You do not want to buy if it is still falling. If possible rent w/ option to buy without locking a price. If not simply rent a house in the area and closely track what prices are doing.

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 11:50 AM (53z96)

260
Posted by: Mama AJ at January 05, 2013 11:42 AM (SUKHu)


Now that is world I know nothing about. Best wishes for a good outcome.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 05, 2013 11:51 AM (jTKU5)

261 Not really, actually. Prices were just never very
high so we missed the whole bubble/burst cycle. House prices did come
down a bit, but no where near other states.

Posted by: Lauren at January 05, 2013 11:47 AM (wsGWu)


I can't believe $60K for a 2100 ft2 house would be normal in a nice neighborhood.

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 11:52 AM (53z96)

262
If not simply rent a house in the area and closely track what prices are doing.



I agree with this. You won't get slaughtered renting in most markets these days, and you will be flexible if an opportunity comes up elsewhere.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 05, 2013 11:54 AM (jTKU5)

263 Honestly right now I'd just like to get out of what's becoming the 'hood, and into a more defensible location.

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 05, 2013 11:55 AM (MPjT8)

264 Well boys, in ten minutes the State of North Carolina will be controlled in every branch by the Republican party.

It took over a hundreds years, but at least there is ONE bright spot in the country.


I might add, this is going to be so much fun. Payback is going to be hell for the arrogant Democrats.

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at January 05, 2013 11:55 AM (wR+pz)

265 Hey, democrat. Iron my shirt!

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at January 05, 2013 11:55 AM (wR+pz)

266 CO got a boost to their housing market with the wildfires last summer (IMO). A lot of housing inventory just went away. Something to factor in if one was thinking of buying here -- I bet the housing market looks artificially healthy now.

Probably lowered UE #'s too. If your house burned down and you had lost your job you were now free to move. Of course the local MBM says we are doing well in spite of the fires.

Posted by: Palerider at January 05, 2013 11:55 AM (FYUWS)

267 256
So who was the economic genius that came up with the idea for Cash for Clunkers?

Posted by: rickl at January 05, 2013 11:56 AM (sdi6R)

268 Honestly right now I'd just like to get out of what's becoming the 'hood, and into a more defensible location.

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 05, 2013 11:55 AM (MPjT


Yes, my old 30-30 rule. Need to be at least 30 miles from the city limits of any city with more than 30K people.

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 11:56 AM (53z96)

269
I see that Alabama is playing AM, at AM, for their second game of next year.

I'm not sure I'm looking forward to that.


Uh oh. Manziel had another really good game last night. That kid is so good, I almost wish 'Bama had him, but I don't thing Saint Nick would construct such a free-wheeling offense around his considerable skills.

Roll Tide!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at January 05, 2013 11:57 AM (yiIja)

270 239, having a reliable base of renters you can reach out to is nice as well: military, extended family, co-workers, etc.

Posted by: Jean at January 05, 2013 11:57 AM (IyKYr)

271 So who was the economic genius that came up with the idea for Cash for Clunkers?

Posted by: rickl at January 05, 2013 11:56 AM (sdi6R)


It was another Obama stimulus scheme as told by the MFM and one that was "green". In actuality it was an attempt to give more gov money to the unions.

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 11:58 AM (53z96)

272 Morning guys! How the hell is everyone?

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at January 05, 2013 11:58 AM (5UlAL)

273 Honestly right now I'd just like to get out of what's becoming the 'hood, and into a more defensible location.Posted by: USS Diversity at January 05, 2013 11:55 AM (MPjTA damn good idea, that. I've done it twice over the years, it was a goodmove both times.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 05, 2013 11:59 AM (jTKU5)

274
And good day to all, be ye fappers or fappees.

It's a beautiful day to be screwed.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at January 05, 2013 11:59 AM (yiIja)

275 I'm looking forward to it, Billy Bob. Hoping they start undoing shit the minute they get to their offices.

Posted by: Einstein VonBrainstorm at January 05, 2013 11:59 AM (tkoGU)

276 Also try to figure out what town is going to turn into a shithole in about 30 years. In California if you want security you pay more. Safe neighborhoods are expensive neighborhoods.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at January 05, 2013 11:59 AM (NzBQO)

277 >>Most important, how long will you be there. If the answer is less than 5 years then buy is a poor option unless turnaround in the area is exceptional.

And that's why we have a rental place!

Lots of Border Patrol and A. F. people move into the area, but they don't want to buy any more; and some can't buy because they can't sell their old house.

Posted by: Mama AJ at January 05, 2013 12:00 PM (SUKHu)

278 Joffen, how are you? Have you not been here or have I just missed you?

Posted by: Mama AJ at January 05, 2013 12:00 PM (SUKHu)

279 Four people are dead Saturday after a gunman took several hostages inside a suburban Denver house, police said.

It was unclear how the victims died, but the gunman appears to be among the dead.

Officers were called to the townhome in Aurora, Colo. around 3 a.m. after reports of shots fired, Sgt. Cassidee Carlson told the Daily News. An “armed and dangerous” man was inside the home and has refused to surrender to police, she said.


In other Aurora, CO news ...

In the six months since the mass shooting inside an Aurora, Colo. movie theater, the families of victims say they have not received condolences from the owner, Cinemark. But the grieving families have been invited to the official reopening of the same auditorium where their loved ones were gunned down.

Calling the invitation a “disgusting offer,” families of nine of the 12 people killed during the July 20th rampage lambasted Plano, Texas based Cinemark for asking them to attend an “evening of remembrance” on Jan. 17 that will officially reopen the theater to the public.

“Thanks for making what is a very difficult holiday season that much more difficult. Timing is everything and yours is awful,” the families said in a letter.



Is there something in the water in Aurora ?

Posted by: Jared Loughner at January 05, 2013 12:01 PM (e8kgV)

280 Just a reminder, today is the "Stand with Hobby Lobby Day" buycott. Both in person and on-line sales will be appreciated.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at January 05, 2013 12:01 PM (wbeNt)

281

Yes, my old 30-30 rule. Need to be at least 30 miles from the city limits of any city with more than 30K people.



I went 90 miles from 2.2 million. And I have a 11,300 foot pass in the way too. My county takes a couple of hours to drive across and the largest town has 1,800 people.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 05, 2013 12:02 PM (jTKU5)

282 >> Best wishes for a good outcome.

Thank you.

Posted by: Mama AJ at January 05, 2013 12:02 PM (SUKHu)

283 I like Vic's rule @268...and thankfully, I fit right in it!

Posted by: Max Wedge at January 05, 2013 12:02 PM (BbS5+)

284 Looks like it's time for Axelrod to hire back the poll trolls

Gallup's latest shows Obullshit back down to 50 percent

http://tinyurl.com/cy4vv9

As of 12/17 - Approve 56 % Disapprove 37 %

As of 1/3/13 - Approve 50% Disapprove 43 %

That's a 6 point drop in two weeks

Posted by: kbdabear at January 05, 2013 12:03 PM (wwsoB)

285 >>>Yes, my old 30-30 rule. Need to be at least 30 miles from the city limits of any city with more than 30K people.

Add 30 ' of elevation frmo property boundary to your fortified position, and i'm in.

Posted by: garrett at January 05, 2013 12:03 PM (+h6OV)

286 Haven't been here in awhile, MamaAJ.

How's things?

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at January 05, 2013 12:04 PM (5UlAL)

287 that was suppose d to bea f rom.
F'n Pixxy.

Posted by: garrett at January 05, 2013 12:04 PM (+h6OV)

288 271 Vic
It was another Obama stimulus scheme as told by the MFM and one that was "green". In actuality it was an attempt to give more gov money to the unions.


Meanwhile screwing the poor, since it artificially reduced the supply of perfectly serviceable used cars and parts.

___

I've always bought used. My first three cars in the 1980s cost $700, $850, and $800 respectively. The first one was stolen, the second one was wrecked, and I ran the third one until it fell apart. When I was next in the market in 1999, when I looked at the ads I about had a stroke. Those prices would have bought a rusted hulk up on blocks. I ended up paying $4200.

I'm still driving that one. I have no idea what the prices are up to now.

Posted by: rickl at January 05, 2013 12:05 PM (sdi6R)

289 Yes, my old 30-30 rule. Need to be at least 30 miles from the city limits of any city with more than 30K people.



Interesting, I like the idea of accounting for urban/suburban creep. If you live in a rural area in fifty years your in the city. As long as section 8 doesn't get a hold of your neighborhood you are alright.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at January 05, 2013 12:07 PM (NzBQO)

290 Texas has always had cheap real estate relative to the rest of the country. What TX also has is astronomical property tax rates. I have family that pays almost 4% a year in tax. On a $300K house that's $12K property tax. You can rent a very nice condo for $1K a month which is what the property tax alone on that house is. It's mind boggling.

Yeah, TX doesn't have an income tax, but still, that's a lot of property tax. I live in a state with no income tax as well and on a $300K house, the property tax is in the $3-4K range depending on the county.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 05, 2013 12:08 PM (HDgX3)

291 Sock off.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 05, 2013 12:08 PM (tkoGU)

292 Stumbling forward, Joffen. How 'bout you?

Posted by: Mama AJ at January 05, 2013 12:08 PM (SUKHu)

293 Wake vs. Duke, 10-7 early, Ct cameron. ESPNU.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 05, 2013 12:08 PM (tkoGU)

294

US can't afford more showdowns over debt, deficits, Obama warns -
@Reuters



___ ___ ____ ___


Ironic or Orwellian, I report, you decide.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 05, 2013 12:09 PM (jTKU5)

295
Yes, my old 30-30 rule. Need to be at least 30 miles from the city limits of any city with more than 30K people.
=======
Or just have a 30-30.

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 05, 2013 12:09 PM (MPjT8)

296 284
Looks like it's time for Axelrod to hire back the poll trolls

Gallup's latest shows Obullshit back down to 50 percent

http://tinyurl.com/cy4vv9

As of 12/17 - Approve 56 % Disapprove 37 %

As of 1/3/13 - Approve 50% Disapprove 43 %

That's a 6 point drop in two weeks

____________________


Does it really matter? His approval was under 50% on election day.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 05, 2013 12:09 PM (HDgX3)

297 Last night I got hit with a wave of despair, it just came out of nowhere. I looked around and thought, "how did I get to this point? How did I let everything get so fucked up?"
It sucks going to bed alone, and waking up alone.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at January 05, 2013 12:10 PM (5UlAL)

298 Posted by: Jmel at January 05, 2013 08:24 AM(9tSXa)

Lol, I should have known I was late to the party. That'll teach me not to read the comments first.

Full disclosure, I ordered a bunch of stuff before Christmas and am unsure what to get now. Thinking hard though.

There's also a 40% off one item printable coupon on their website and $2 shipping on on-line sales. Based on my former order, that's probably $2 for the entire order as it was only about $5 for my large order last time.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at January 05, 2013 12:11 PM (wbeNt)

299 My friend has a 3700 sq.ft. houes in Texas that is worth about 5% more than he paid for it.
He's lived there for 15 years.
Texas residential RE is not where you want to invest.

Posted by: garrett at January 05, 2013 12:11 PM (+h6OV)

300 Does it really matter? His approval was under 50% on election day.


Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 05, 2013 12:09 PM

No, it shot back up after the Sandy photo op in that leather jacket with Fat Fuck hugging and kissing him

Posted by: kbdabear at January 05, 2013 12:12 PM (wwsoB)

301 Some pseudo-random mood music for the year's first Saturday

Blue Öyster Cult's "Mistress of the Salmon Salt"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePskTD61oH0

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 05, 2013 12:13 PM (Vk2pI)

302 268
Honestly right now I'd just like to get out of what's becoming the 'hood, and into a more defensible location.



Posted by: USS Diversity at January 05, 2013 11:55 AM (MPjT

___________

That's the big risk in buying vs. renting. Your 'hood turns to shit as a renter, you just say adios when the lease is up. As a buyer, you say OH FUCK!!

I know this from experience. I bought my first house in what at the time was a pretty nice area. Then about a year later, seemingly overnight, it changed. There was grafitti on electric poles, I started noticing garbage on the road, and the number of baggy pants seen on the yuuts of the 'hood increased exponentially. I didn't take any chances and got out ASAP. And I'm glad I did. That area of town now is a no-go zone.

Good areas turn bad. Bad areas almost never turn good. If you can move, move yesterday.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 05, 2013 12:13 PM (HDgX3)

303 >>It sucks going to bed alone, and waking up alone.

Yes. iTd oes.

Posted by: garrett at January 05, 2013 12:13 PM (+h6OV)

304
Posted by: garrett at January 05, 2013 12:11 PM (+h6OV)

A house is not a market. I retired off Texas real estate, buying much of it over the last twenty years.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 05, 2013 12:13 PM (jTKU5)

305 >>How did I let everything get so fucked up?"

Hang in there!

Posted by: Mama AJ at January 05, 2013 12:15 PM (SUKHu)

306 >>Texas residential RE is not where you want to invest.

Oh, now you tell me...

Posted by: Mama AJ at January 05, 2013 12:16 PM (SUKHu)

307 305: Oh, I will. It's getting easier anyway.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at January 05, 2013 12:16 PM (5UlAL)

308 It is done! The guy I ate chicken with at the club last week is now the governor.


This is good.

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at January 05, 2013 12:16 PM (wR+pz)

309 Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at January 05, 2013 12:10 PM (5UlAL)

But the sun always rises, and shit will get better.

Plus, you have this collection of maniacs to keep you sane -- or as sane as we are!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 05, 2013 12:17 PM (GsoHv)

310
"It sucks going to bed alone, and waking up alone. "



The good news is, you know the only person that can remedyany lifestylesituation.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 05, 2013 12:17 PM (jTKU5)

311 I can't believe $60K for a 2100 ft2 house would be normal in a nice neighborhood. 


No, $100K would be normal. 60K would probably be a short sale or foreclosure. Of course, Houston real estate might be different than DFW/Austin

Posted by: Lauren at January 05, 2013 12:17 PM (wsGWu)

312 so Mrs VIA bought 14 y/ o Little VIA 2 groupons for paintball.
And we are in the woods now, with about 100 other, like minded people.
Mrs VIA looks quote fetching this afternoon in all her paintballing regalia.
And Little VIA has a gleem in his eye, as if it's payback time for previous punishment.
This may not end well.

Posted by: VIA, on the tiny keyboard at January 05, 2013 12:18 PM (dS6kn)

313 Obama!

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 05, 2013 12:18 PM (jTKU5)

314 For BCochran and seems just the right type for Sean if real...
https://www.rinkya.com/new/en/auction-f115087628

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 05, 2013 12:18 PM (HXcdb)

315 Hi, Joffen! What's the matter?

It sucks going to bed alone, and waking up alone.

I recommend cats.

Posted by: rickl at January 05, 2013 12:18 PM (sdi6R)

316 310

"It sucks going to bed alone, and waking up alone. "

Yeah and the worst thing is when you smell a fart, you have no one else to blame..


Get a dog.

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at January 05, 2013 12:19 PM (wR+pz)

317 >>Plus, you have this collection of maniacs to keep you sane -- or as sane as we are!

Or make you look sane by comparison...

Posted by: Mama AJ at January 05, 2013 12:19 PM (SUKHu)

318 Surprised OSP did not watch the Bugaloos...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 05, 2013 12:19 PM (HXcdb)

319 Every time someone bitches about prop 13 in california my initial reaction is to punch that person in the face. My property tax bill is outrageous, there is no way my tax assessment should be this high. Even after I got it reassessed I believe I'm still paying a couple thousand more than I should.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at January 05, 2013 12:20 PM (NzBQO)

320
How did I let everything get so fucked up?"

My question is, "How did everything get so fucked up?" At one time, there was a reasonable amount of security in one's life decisions. The pace of change was seemingly slower than today. One could plan for the future with some certainty of the outcome.

No longer. I miss the good old days.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at January 05, 2013 12:21 PM (yiIja)

321 316: Yeah, that does suck haha!

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at January 05, 2013 12:21 PM (5UlAL)

322 PG, who is going to require putting life vests on dogs? Wonder what those idiotic do-gooders would do along the canals in Florida where the gators find small dogs the perfect bite-sized morsel?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 05, 2013 12:21 PM (HXcdb)

323 The public's rage of Newtown seems to abating too quickly ...

“We had been led to believe their report would come by end of January, but we’re hearing they may want to have something out by January 15, even quicker than expected,” Mark Glaze, director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, told TPM.

House Democrats are moving ahead with their own plans as well. On Friday, Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), chair of the newly created Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, announced the appointment of 12 vice chairs, including Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), the body’s leading voice on gun control. According to a Democratic aide, the group plans to release its recommendations in early February and is already organizing public hearings on the issue.

Posted by: Jared Loughner at January 05, 2013 12:23 PM (e8kgV)

324 Dear Michelle Ugenti, next are you going to demand of authors, actors, and singers to use their real names? What about people in Witness Protection?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 05, 2013 12:24 PM (HXcdb)

325 #264 That's awesome. We got full control in Pennsylvania in 2010 and it's pretty nice. No state tax increases, no huge punitive taxes on the Marcellus shale drillers, no more big subsidies to Philly mass transit and schools. And we have a governor with the balls to sue the NCAA over its sanctions on Penn State.

Posted by: rockmom at January 05, 2013 12:25 PM (qe2/V)

326 Oh, so that court date that I had back in December got postponed to Feb. 11 because the ex's lawyer was busy or something. On the plus side, that's more time for me to prepare. I just want this shit over with.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at January 05, 2013 12:25 PM (5UlAL)

327 Prior to the New Year, the reports coming out of Washington, DC indicated that Senator Harry Reid was going to nuke the filibuster on the first day of the new Congress (which would have been yesterday).

But Politico, which is one of the official papers of Capitol Hill, reported yesterday that Reid still doesn't have the votes -- despite having a Democrat majority.

The Politico headline blared: "Reid expected to Postpone Filibuster Rule Change: May buy time for a bipartisan bill."

This is somewhat good news, as it means that Reid still can't cram a rules change down our throats, limiting the ability that pro-gun Senators have to filibuster (or kill) anti-gun legislation.

But here's the bad news: Reid is working on a "compromise" where certain RINO's like John McCain will help Reid do his bidding.

Posted by: Jared Loughner at January 05, 2013 12:28 PM (e8kgV)

328 @325

Finally Charlotte has broken the Eastern NC lock on the state. I still can get over all my buddies running the fucking state. Kind of scary. I might go up there to. We will see.

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at January 05, 2013 12:29 PM (wR+pz)

329
We are approaching the Time of the Pointy Elbow with Pom-Pom Acoutrement.

Joffen, hang in there dude. You'll get your life back, trust me.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at January 05, 2013 12:30 PM (yiIja)

330 Leftist Approach To Government, In A Nutshell

Nevada Assemblyman William Horne made a typically inane statement about how Republicans should join in the “solutions” that the increasingly Progressive/socialist Nevada Democrats proffer, or if not then just shut up. But Assemblyman Horne’s choice of metaphor belies the something deeper when it comes to leftist pseudo-thinking

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=1106

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 05, 2013 12:31 PM (Vk2pI)

331 I'm having my name legally changed to Fukyu Mishelyewjenti. It's a traditional Irish surname.

Posted by: Helen Mucus at January 05, 2013 12:34 PM (P1xyf)

332 Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has been accused of taking 10 billion Egyptian pounds (U.S. $1.5 billion) from the American government, according to claims by Egyptian lawyers.
An immediate investigation into the accusation was ordered by Prosecutor General Talaat Abdallah on Thursday.

The lawyers, Mohamed Ali Abd al-Wahab and Yasser Mohamed Sayab, filed the complaint against the Muslim Brotherhood for the allegedly illegal money transaction, Egypt’s private daily Al-Masry Al-Youm reported on Jan. 3.

The complaint noted that Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate for the recent U.S. presidential election, had said that $1.5 billion was given to support Egypt's Brotherhood by the Obama administration.

In addition, the lawyers accused the Muslim Brotherhood of having armed mercenaries or a “third party,” who have instigated violence during and after the revolutionary uprising in the country.

The armed mercenaries are trained in the desert, which lies between the city of Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh in Egypt, the lawyers alleged.

Posted by: Thunderb at January 05, 2013 12:34 PM (Dnbau)

333 329: Yeah thanks. It's more like building something new out of the wreckage, not getting my old life back. I thought I had it all figured out before. It's kinda scary when you have to build a new foundation. Such is life.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at January 05, 2013 12:35 PM (5UlAL)

334 Twitter snark of Nanny Pelosi's photoshop;

http://tinyurl.com/aynvsf7

Posted by: kbdabear at January 05, 2013 12:36 PM (wwsoB)

335 Interesting, I like the idea of accounting for
urban/suburban creep. If you live in a rural area in fifty years your in
the city. As long as section 8 doesn't get a hold of your neighborhood
you are alright.


Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at January 05, 2013 12:07 PM (NzBQO)


The idea is tat 30 miles gives you time to scram to a pre-prepared hideaway when the collapse comes before the rampaging horded finish eating themselves and start heading out of the inner city.

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 12:37 PM (53z96)

336 Just got done reading Vince Flynn's 'Memorial Day'. Holy fuck, what a great read. Halfway through 'Consent to Kill'. Not as fast-moving as the previous book, but still pretty good.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at January 05, 2013 12:38 PM (5UlAL)

337 Is this thread still open....
anybody....Bueller?

Posted by: Bob Gnarly at January 05, 2013 12:38 PM (BAnPT)

338
I'm not wearing pants!

Posted by: Michelle Ugenti at January 05, 2013 12:39 PM (G9qZk)

339 Just got done reading Vince Flynn's 'Memorial Day'. Holy fuck, what a great read. Halfway through 'Consent to Kill'. Not as fast-moving as the previous book, but still pretty good.
Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at January 05, 2013 12:38 PM (5UlAL)

Read em all, love em. Hey, did you know I wrote a book? You may like that too. Oh Yeah, and AllenG has a Blog.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 05, 2013 12:39 PM (l86i3)

340 TwitchyTeam ‏@TwitchyTeam

Christie demands 'clean' Sandy relief bill after dismissing criticism of pork in original http://bit.ly/Wco7pB

Posted by: kbdabear at January 05, 2013 12:39 PM (wwsoB)

341 Just saw a coblogger using the officially non-existent time machine to post and then it vanished. Poof.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 05, 2013 12:40 PM (HXcdb)

342 OSP, book and blog pimp.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 05, 2013 12:41 PM (HXcdb)

343 Joffen, what you need is Oldsailors Poet's new book.

Posted by: Mama AJ at January 05, 2013 12:41 PM (SUKHu)

344 Just saw a coblogger using the officially non-existent time machine to post and then it vanished. Poof.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 05, 2013 12:40 PM (HXcdb)

I love this place. It's like an old muscle car, cool as all get out but requires work and patience.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 05, 2013 12:41 PM (l86i3)

345 Christie demands 'clean' .... pork

More accurate

Posted by: Bob Gnarly at January 05, 2013 12:41 PM (BAnPT)

346 Oh, man, I wasn't even trying to pile on.

(this time)

Posted by: Mama AJ at January 05, 2013 12:42 PM (SUKHu)

347
Yeah thanks. It's more like building something new out of the wreckage, not getting my old life back. I thought I had it all figured out before. It's kinda scary when you have to build a new foundation. Such is life.

That's what I meant. Not enough coffee yet to elucidate my point clearly. You're older and wiser today, and know what not to do. Look upon it as an opportunity to begin anew.

And remember this random assemblage of miscreants is always by your side, waiting to see if you're the one who can finally get the top off the Valu-Rite bottle without a hammer. Hurry up, the hobo's getting cold...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at January 05, 2013 12:43 PM (yiIja)

348 What's the book called?

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at January 05, 2013 12:44 PM (5UlAL)

349 I read they're making a movie of 'American Assassin'. Haven't read that one yet.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at January 05, 2013 12:45 PM (5UlAL)

350 What's the book called?
Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at January 05, 2013 12:44 PM (5UlAL)

See Nic.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 05, 2013 12:46 PM (l86i3)

351 I read they're making a movie of 'American Assassin'. Haven't read that one yet.
Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at January 05, 2013 12:45 PM (5UlAL)

It's awesome. A young Mitch Rapp.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 05, 2013 12:46 PM (l86i3)

352 350: I couldn't find a book with that exact title. Can u link it?

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at January 05, 2013 12:48 PM (5UlAL)

353 Just as long as its not old Tome Cruise playing a young Mitch Rapp.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 05, 2013 12:48 PM (HXcdb)

354 I seriously hope that we have people like Mitch Rapp in real life.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at January 05, 2013 12:49 PM (5UlAL)

355 Here Joffen:



http://tinyurl.com/bko6k2x

Posted by: Tami at January 05, 2013 12:50 PM (X6akg)

356 Captain, there be new thread!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 05, 2013 12:50 PM (HXcdb)

357 Thanks Tami

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at January 05, 2013 12:51 PM (5UlAL)

358 G'morning y'all. Can someone remind me of the password for the NFL playoff league? I know it's Romosomething.... Thanks!

Posted by: NC Ref at January 05, 2013 12:52 PM (/izg2)

359
I. Am. Mitch. Rapp.

Posted by: Tom Cruise at January 05, 2013 12:55 PM (G9qZk)

360 "LOLRomo"

Posted by: Mama AJ at January 05, 2013 12:57 PM (SUKHu)

361 All the Vince Flynn books are good but as a general rule I don't like prequels.

Posted by: Vic at January 05, 2013 12:59 PM (53z96)

362 Well OSP, the book is in transit and less than 40 miles away.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 05, 2013 12:59 PM (HXcdb)

363 Thanks Mama AJ!

Posted by: NC Ref at January 05, 2013 01:14 PM (/izg2)

364
Are you for or against a law which would make it illegal
to manufacture, sell or possess semiautomatic guns known as assault
rifles?

The skewing of the question doesn’t get much better than this for the
gun grabbing lobby. And yet, one year before Newtown, Americans opposed
the proposition by a 53 to 43 margin. A few weeks ago – three days
before Christmas, in fact – the same question was put to the nation with
exactly the same wording. How much did it change?
Still opposed… 51 to 44. It’s a net shift which is less than the margin of error.

Posted by: Jared Loughner at January 05, 2013 02:03 PM (e8kgV)

365 I have just seen an article on Redstate's front page saying--rumor-mill of course--that the gun ban will be real and substantial, and that the GOP may fold.

It is my distinct view that if nothing else indicates the need to finally cut the cord and form a third party, that would.

Posted by: T. at January 05, 2013 03:42 PM (NsdnC)






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