DOOM: Baby I'm Howling for You

DOOOOM

I suspect the decline of Japan from a major first-world economy into...something else...will be one of the major events of our age. It's not clear what that "something else" will be, but chances are it won't be particularly pleasant. Japan's closest neighbors, Korea and China, don't exactly have warm feelings towards the Japanese after their experiences during World War II, and memories are long in that part of the world. Japan still has enemies, and they are always watching for signs of weakness.

GOP: "Hey, we can drive the country into the poorhouse just as fast as the Democrats!"

America: from Baby Boom to Baby Bust. Demographics alone would doom the welfare state we've built, but the fecklessness and incompetence of our elected officials is accelerating the process.

Michael Barone notes that much of America's welfare state was designed when we were experiencing a historically-atypical demographic bulge, and we are now witnessing the consequences of our over-optimistic estimates of both population and economic growth (which are almost the same thing).

You know how liberals love to talk about how Scandinavian countries like Sweden are good examples of successful welfare states? Yeah, not so much. It turns out that they can't afford the pervasive welfare state either. Even the Swedes are admitting that there is no such thing as magic beans.

ObamaCare continues its unbroken string of success: the retail workweek hits a three-year low as firms adjust to the demands of the new healthcare law. Forward!

They call it "the January effect", and it's not a sign of a recovery. (Or even a sign of being "poised" for a recovery.)

More good news: one third of student debt now belongs to subprime borrowers. Remember how well that worked out with mortgage loans?

The fact that Boomers, as a demographic group, haven't been saving enough money for retirement isn't exactly news. But as the Boomer cohort ages and retirement looms closer, the realization is setting in that there just isn't enough money to retire. Many are choosing to stay in their current jobs for longer than they planned, but in many ways this is simply delaying the inevitable: if you don't have enough money saved to retire at 62, you're probably not going to have enough by age 65 (or 67) either. And if older workers stay in their jobs longer, that just means fewer jobs will be available for people wanting to move up. In a slow-growth economy, that translates into fewer opportunities for young people because companies aren't in growth mode: they're doing replacement hiring for the most part, not expansion hiring.

Just staying in the job market isn't easy if you're an older worker, but it's tough out there for everybody. It's certainly difficult to find work after you reach a certain age, but that's in large part due to the distorting effects of regulation and misguided public policy. It's no picnic to be a new entrant into the job market either, and young job-seekers generally don't have the income cushion that older workers have.

One of the biggest problems that people have in retirement is that their spending habits don't change. Things don't magically become less expensive when you retire; in fact, many costs (like healthcare) consume a larger part of your budget than before. Many retirees also over-estimate how much money they'll be bringing in on a monthly basis -- overly optimistic investment return scenarios, miscalculation of social security benefits, and reliance on pension plans or annuities that don't pan out or go bankrupt.

Amnesty and the welfare state. I'd love to hear immigration proponents explain how legal amnesty for millions of "undocumented workers" is going to do anything for the economy but burden it with a lot more transfer-payment recipients (who will, mostly, vote Democrat).

I have more money in my sock-drawer than Zimbabwe has in their national treasury. Once again, socialist economic theory and a politicized central government brings a benighted populace into a land of happiness and plenty! Obama shoots Robert Mugabe the finger-guns and says, "You're doing some fabulous work there, Bob! Props!"

howling

Posted by: Monty at 08:05 AM



Comments

1 Wow, first.

Posted by: Jaimo at February 04, 2013 08:09 AM (9U1OG)

2 Second!

Posted by: JDTAY at February 04, 2013 08:10 AM (a0nis)

3 Oh, what fresh hell is this?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 04, 2013 08:10 AM (XkWWK)

4 We may be doomed, but don't worry. The sweet release of death is just around the corner, relatively speaking.

Posted by: JDTAY at February 04, 2013 08:10 AM (a0nis)

5 Also, I can understand how a lot of students have no credit. I'd be more worried about their major than their credit rating, ain't never gonna get no money back from any "studies" majors.

Posted by: JDTAY at February 04, 2013 08:12 AM (a0nis)

6 "Obama shoots Robert Mugabe the finger-guns and says, "You're doing some fabulous work there, Bob! Props!"

Peace has come to Zimbabwe,
It's the 4th of July!


The left is blinder than Stevie Wonder.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 04, 2013 08:13 AM (XkWWK)

7 Holy crap. Just as I was starting to feel good...

If anyone needs a pick-me-up -

Here's a bunch of photoshops mocking tfg and some are hilarious.

http://tinyurl.com/bzz8prw

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at February 04, 2013 08:17 AM (53riN)

8 Oooooh, vintage postcard kitteh.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at February 04, 2013 08:19 AM (hO8IJ)

9 funny...they released a pic of hi shooting but still no transcripts?

Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at February 04, 2013 08:22 AM (GVxQo)

10 There seems to be an uptick in Japan for "Modern Depression"
Ordinary Depression usually afflicts middle age people bu "Modern Depression" afflicts young adults.
The bottom line, young Japanese workers have been coddled so much that they can't deal with criticism well. When rebuked by their bosses, they go into depression.

Sort of makes you wonder why we spend so much making schools seem like palaces only to have them graduate to go out to a cold cruel world.

Posted by: Pete Dixon at February 04, 2013 08:24 AM (e8kgV)

11 I love that the CNBC story uses, as an example of older workers, a 62 YO free lance writer waiting for Medicare age - because she could break her wrist and lose her house! and she'll have to work until 100! LOL Where do they get these fucking sob stories..

Posted by: Jeanne of the North at February 04, 2013 08:25 AM (ATZZR)

12 Yay! Doom!


Many are choosing to stay in their current jobs for longer than they planned


This is starting to turn quite nasty in some of the Big Law firms. A not insubstantial number of these firms have partnership agreements that require that when a partner hits 65 or 67 or whatever then that partner gets moved into of counsel status with concomitant effects on case load and, most importantly, income share. Well, the Boomer partners are starting to hit that ceiling and they don't want to go. It's not always about money, it's about still wanting to work. The Boomer senior partners are now trying to get those agreements changed and are shrieking about age discrimination while the Gen X junior partners are pretty much onto the ice floe with you since they've put in the 20 plus years of 80-100 hour work weeks in order to get that brass ring of senior partnership. Throw in that Big Law is quickly learning that economics are a bitch and it's fun for everyone!


I will admit that I'm sitting back and munching the popcorn whilst watching all of this. Completely and totally foreseeable consequences, how do they fucking work?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at February 04, 2013 08:25 AM (VtjlW)

13 >> Just staying in the job market isn't easy if you're an older worker, but it's tough out there for everybody. <<

Which explains why the only age demographics to have a higher labor-force participatino rate now than in 2009 are the 55-64 and 65-69 year olds.

Posted by: steveegg at February 04, 2013 08:27 AM (o44nj)

14
This morning's "Dear John" moment

At a recent House Republican retreat in Virginia, Boehner brought in INDEPENDENT* political analyst Charlie Cook to explain to lawmakers why they face serious trouble with Hispanic voters.


*"Prior to founding his newsletter in 1984, Cook worked on Capitol Hill for then-Senator J. Bennett Johnston, Jr., a Democrat from Shreveport who served from 1972 to 1997. Cook also worked for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and the Democratic Policy Committee."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 04, 2013 08:28 AM (kdS6q)

15 WASHINGTON — A secret legal review on the use of America’s growing arsenal of cyberweapons has concluded that President Obama has the broad power to order a pre-emptive strike if the United States detects credible evidence of a major digital attack looming from abroad, according to officials involved in the review.

Posted by: Pete Dixon at February 04, 2013 08:29 AM (e8kgV)

16 Doom, It's one of those words that when you spell it backwards comes out Mood and whats the Mood of the country ? Doom...

Posted by: American Dawg at February 04, 2013 08:30 AM (trA4n)

17 LOL then they interview a former mortgage writer. No work in 5 years, "Why doesn't anyone want me?? wahhh"

Posted by: Jeanne of the North at February 04, 2013 08:31 AM (ATZZR)

18 Nice Doom! Monty....maet is camping on your spread these last few days...

Posted by: sven10077 at February 04, 2013 08:31 AM (LRFds)

19 Morning all. I guess it was a good game last night, but I had no dog in the hunt so......

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 04, 2013 08:31 AM (9Bj8R)

20 OT OT OT
Hey, just here to gloat. I know most folks here are Ravens fans - or outright haters. But if you are RED and live in Baltimore, at least I have something to cheer about. This post-season is the first time I have ever played fantasy football. Wasn't sure I understood all the rules. But thanks to my friends (and enemies) here, I decided to join the AOS group @ NFL.And I find out I came in FIRST !!!!! Yes I AM SCREAMING. Thanks friends. Now, lets go get drunk.....it is 5:00 somewhere.

Posted by: RUReadingthis at February 04, 2013 08:31 AM (V92KK)

21 America: from Baby Boom to Baby Bust. Demographics alone would doom the welfare state we've built, but the fecklessness and incompetence of our elected officials is accelerating the process.

Yep, the young and relatively educated can't find decent work. They put off marriage and families cause that stuff is expensive. Meanwhile the inner cities and slums are like puppy mills.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 04, 2013 08:34 AM (l86i3)

22
The Brits have discovered the remains of King Richard III (R). Confirmed by carbon dating, physical evidence and comparing the DNA to one of Richard's descendants.

Big media play in the UK the morning.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 04, 2013 08:34 AM (kdS6q)

23 14 LDC,

Yeah....well "independent" is democrat, democrat is now "communist" and Republican is "independent"....

Posted by: sven10077 at February 04, 2013 08:35 AM (LRFds)

24 *Monty*

*Doom*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 04, 2013 08:37 AM (MBqvE)

25 Former Navy SEAL recruiting female military veterans to work as nannies
By JULIA MARSH
Last Updated: 7:44 AM, February 4, 2013
Posted: 1:13 AM, February 4, 2013
Gi Jane is coming to a family apartment near you.

Prompted by the Upper West Side slayings of two children by their nanny, a former Navy SEAL has started a company offering to match hypervigilant parents with the ultimate in protection — female military veterans as caregivers.

“That family even went down to the Dominican Republic thinking they were screening the nanny, but they didn’t really know who she was,” Tactical Nanny creator Jonathan Gilliam said of Marina and Kevin Krim, who lost two of their young children in the horrible attack last year.



Melissa Fraga
“We’re not just offering another nanny service. These women have a proven track record. They’re veterans protecting the future of the USA,” said Gilliam, 43.

Hey sounds like a great idea to me

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 04, 2013 08:38 AM (9Bj8R)

26 "Meanwhile the inner cities and slums are like puppy mills."

Not really. Fertility rates among *all* female cohorts in the United States has been falling pretty steadily since the 1970's: http://goo.gl/4BNWV

It was only high-fertility immigrants who kept the birth-rate above replacement level, and now that rate has fallen below the replacement level of 2.1 children per woman as well.

This seems to be an immutable law of human population: the richer and more highly-educated human societies get, and the more freedom (particularly economic) their women have, the lower the birth-rate. It's true in every developed country in the world.

China has actually *enforced* a one-child policy on couples for decades now, but evidence suggests that rising standards of living in the richer cities like Hong Kong lead to lower birth-rates regardless.

Posted by: Monty at February 04, 2013 08:40 AM (G8OwX)

27 Hey sounds like a great idea to me
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 04, 2013 08:38 AM (9Bj8R)

They are prolly a little more pricey than your average college sophmore, but a great idea.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 04, 2013 08:40 AM (l86i3)

28 11 I love that the CNBC story uses, as an example of older workers, a 62 YO free lance writer waiting for Medicare age - because she could break her wrist and lose her house! and she'll have to work until 100! LOL Where do they get these fucking sob stories..
Posted by: Jeanne of the North at February 04, 2013 08:25 AM (ATZZR)





Actually I'm surprised that their examples are drawn from across the nation. Usually they restrict themselves to examples within 10 miles of Times Square.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 04, 2013 08:40 AM (MBqvE)

29 25 Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 04, 2013 08:38 AM (9Bj8R)


Why couldn't Menendez pick up that nanny in the Dom. Rep.?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 04, 2013 08:40 AM (XkWWK)

30 I wonder if I can make grown men cringe with a mere two words?

Let's see....






Go Daddy

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 04, 2013 08:40 AM (piMMO)

31 25 NGU,

Female Vet CCW, Combat LifeSaver, Child CPR, skilled in Combatives I-II, auditing Child Psychology 200s classes....

good skill set probably able to earn ~50,000 G in some neighborhoods I'd wager.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 04, 2013 08:41 AM (LRFds)

32 Gimme

Posted by: Bigby's Empty Hands at February 04, 2013 08:41 AM (3ZtZW)

33 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 04, 2013 08:41 AM (/eBe8)

34 28 Usually they restrict themselves to examples within 10 miles of Times Square.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 04, 2013 08:40 AM (MBqvE)

That would be almost honest. They restrict themselves to the Upper West Side.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 04, 2013 08:41 AM (XkWWK)

35 26 Monty,

some populations are resistant to the trend though...

Hispanics, Muslims in Asia etc etc

Posted by: sven10077 at February 04, 2013 08:42 AM (LRFds)

36 “That family even went down to the Dominican Republic thinking they were screening the nanny, but they didn’t really know who she was,”

Wow. Just...wow.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at February 04, 2013 08:43 AM (hO8IJ)

37 lol was reading the banana slicer comments from link in sidebar.....very funny.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at February 04, 2013 08:43 AM (GVxQo)

38 China has actually *enforced* a one-child policy on couples for decades now, but evidence suggests that rising standards of living in the richer cities like Honk Kong lead to lower birth-rates regardless.
Posted by: Monty at February 04, 2013 08:40 AM (G8OwX)

Well, i suppose you are able to hunt up more numbers than me. My evidence is a bit more empirical. It's not even a racial thing. But the poor in this area seem to have a single mom with 3-6 kids. I saw it at the local schools while I was teaching. Also there seem to be more only children among the affluent. As an only child, I can tell you that the transition into adulthood is much more difficult.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 04, 2013 08:44 AM (l86i3)

39 from dailymail

predator drone toy comments on amazon

http://tinyurl.com/asqptky

Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at February 04, 2013 08:45 AM (GVxQo)

40 Hey, OSP- in case you didn't see it, my review of Amy Lynn is up.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 04, 2013 08:45 AM (/eBe8)

41 Japan- land of the setting sun. All they have to do is invert their old battle flag.

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 04, 2013 08:45 AM (mV8sg)

42 NGU, I was trying to talk my wife into a Polish or Filipina nanny; but if you'll start the kids off with a daily dozen, it could work.

Posted by: Jean at February 04, 2013 08:46 AM (2aO3a)

43 "some populations are resistant to the trend though..."

Only when the populations are on the left side of the development curve. Look in places like Mexico City and even Riyadh: as women move up the affluence ladder, fertility drops like a rock. The higher the standard of living and the more economic freedom women have, the fewer babies they have. (Though 2 children seems to be a stasis point; most women will choose to have at least once child during their lives, regardless.)

Posted by: Monty at February 04, 2013 08:46 AM (G8OwX)

44 41 Darth Randall,

What's funny is they chose this.....

they knew this was coming in the late '80s...

Posted by: sven10077 at February 04, 2013 08:46 AM (LRFds)

45 Hey, OSP- in case you didn't see it, my review of Amy Lynn is up.
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 04, 2013 08:45 AM (/eBe

Just read it, thank you very much, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 04, 2013 08:46 AM (l86i3)

46 It turns out that they can't afford the pervasive welfare state either. Even the Swedes are admitting that there is no such thing as magic beans.

Wait. What? Ahhh. I see the problem. They were looking for magic beans and not skittle shitting unicorns.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2013 08:47 AM (GFM2b)

47 43 Monty,

also of interest is that the trend does seem to be tied more to lifestyle than any "magic number" you give someone a stable productive life they either want to breed or don't....

just odd.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 04, 2013 08:48 AM (LRFds)

48
Meanwhile, in Hell:

California GOP sees role to protect education funds

What's a marginalized minority party to do? It's a key question for Republican lawmakers staring down a newly enshrined Democratic supermajority. Part of the answer so far seems to be a renewed emphasis on higher education.

Republicans have introduced a pair of bills that would freeze tuition at the University of California and California State University for the seven-year duration of the higher tax rates mandated by Proposition 30. They have also introduced a pair of higher education bills. They would create pilot programs enabling students to obtain a degree for $10,000 and $20,000, respectively, an effort to hold down ballooning tuition costs.

Republican Connie Conway, R-Tulare, called the tuition freeze bills an effort to "ensure that this revenue goes to boost higher education funding and prevent tuition and fee increases at our public colleges and universities, just as the voters intended."

In a follow-up interview, Conway affirmed that "we see our role as a watchdog."


*woof*

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 04, 2013 08:48 AM (kdS6q)

49 Just read it, thank you very much, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

It was excellent, I enjoyed it quite a bit. I hope you follow it up.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 04, 2013 08:48 AM (/eBe8)

50 I have more money in my sock-drawer than Zimbabwe has in their national treasury.

* pulls hoodie over head and climbs through Montys bedroom window *

Posted by: Second Story Guy at February 04, 2013 08:49 AM (feFL6)

51 Concerning "Amnesty and the welfare state," obviously the blog author never actually has run a business.

If combined with adequate post-amnesty workplace enforcement the first thing a guest worker program would do is raise wages, especially in the construction and agricultural sectors, and in various segment of services, e.g., maintenance and repair. It also would increase the tax base, for the obvious reason that under-the-table, untaxed income would become legal, taxable and taxed income.

For the past few decades wages in construction, agriculture and maintenance and repair services have been depressed by black market illegal labor. Companies have been paying illegals low wages off the books. Other companies, to compete, also have dipped into black market labor pools. It became a vicious cycle.

If you repatriate that employment into the legal, on the books economy those workers with basic skills would be retained at higher wages -- and pay taxes thereon -- and those with no skills whatsoever would get weeded out, and ultimately would engage in self-deporation. That's how things work in the real world.

The key item would be draconian sanctions post-amnesty against firms that continued to use black market labor. That's a question of political will, not economics.

Regarding the demographic elements of unemployment, the numbers speak for themselves. Below are unemployment rates sorted by age groups:

6.0% = ages 55 and over.
7.7% = ages 25-34.
14.2% = ages 20-24.
20.8% = ages 18-19.

Posted by: Tsar Nicholas II at February 04, 2013 08:50 AM (r2PLg)

52 I can't believe conservatives have bought this whole "a child is a choice" thing.


But the poor in this area seem to have a single mom with 3-6 kids.

There are more financial and especially social incentives to live like that than there are to get a good job and not drop a litter outside of marriage. Our society loves those women--coddles them, admires them, tells they're smart and brave and strong...at the same time they tell me I'm worthless.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at February 04, 2013 08:50 AM (hO8IJ)

53 Magic beans? I've got some magic beads, will they work?

Posted by: Bawney Fwank at February 04, 2013 08:51 AM (NHAua)

54 1 Tsar Nicholas II,

Yeah well if the Feds suddenly get "iron political will" to go after business that uses illegal labor when they couldn't stop the donkey party recruiting drive I'll go berzerk.

I wish more Americans would consider joining the ranks of the illegals....

fuck DC

Posted by: sven10077 at February 04, 2013 08:51 AM (LRFds)

55 The way to control costs at the colleges is to hire more adjuncts keeping the total work hours down, so they can skate out of Obamacare. Ha

Posted by: Jean at February 04, 2013 08:52 AM (2aO3a)

56 What DOOM?

Consumer Reports just received, after 2 years, their Tesla battery car. They are much happy and excited, especially about the buying process, that was done over the internet through emails. They opted for the super battery and the quick charge and some other nice options. All together it cost 89,650. Just perfect for anyone as a second car and around town fun mobile.

It runs on them electrical thingys so there is no pollution anywhere!!

Posted by: Bruce at February 04, 2013 08:53 AM (BGBJa)

57 Tsar, we need a black republican to articulate this.

Posted by: Jean at February 04, 2013 08:53 AM (2aO3a)

58 Ah, SMOD how we miss thee!

Posted by: Dave in MA at February 04, 2013 08:54 AM (zsPnE)

59 Morning Doom-y type people. I would like it noted, particularly by certain Dear Leaders, that a certain person was NOT in the Top10 this week.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 04, 2013 08:54 AM (da5Wo)

60 In a follow-up interview, Conway affirmed that "we see our role as a watchdog."

"we see our role as a useless purse poodle."

Better.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2013 08:54 AM (GFM2b)

61 >> If combined with adequate post-amnesty workplace enforcement... <<

You know damn well that's not happening. The Rats need to gin up 25 million illegals by 2035 after giving the 12 million illegals amnesty, and Big Business needs those 25 million illegals even sooner to survive.

Posted by: steveegg at February 04, 2013 08:56 AM (o44nj)

62 Wait. What? Ahhh. I see the problem. They were looking for magic beans and not skittle shitting unicorns.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2013 08:47 AM (GFM2b)

Oprah did a show from there once. Followed a woman around, sort of a "Day in the life" thing."

The only part of it I remember was Oprah in her tiny apartment. Oprah says "where do you keep you stuff?" The woman replies "What stuff?"

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 04, 2013 08:56 AM (l86i3)

63 I would like it noted, particularly by certain Dear Leaders, that a certain person was NOT in the Top10 this week.

Try harder next time.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 04, 2013 08:56 AM (/eBe8)

64 Ah, SMOD how we miss thee!

***

catch me in 2020, y'all!

Posted by: Asteroid DA-14 at February 04, 2013 08:56 AM (piMMO)

65 >>>China has actually *enforced* a one-child policy on couples for decades now

Every day, I drive past a facility for severely retarded and gentically afflicted children - the kind of maladies that require skilled care 24/7/365. My mom used to work there and the place is extensive, a small city really, and it is run by the State of NY, financed partly through Federal grants, etc.

My mom had always said that should the healthcare system go single payer those kids would be among the first to go. I can see some of that happening - it'lll start with requiring termination for what defects they can find in utero and proceeed to denying care to the older ones in facilities like that, along the Liverpool care pathway idea.

Posted by: Bigby's Empty Hands at February 04, 2013 08:57 AM (3ZtZW)

66 "and the more freedom (particularly economic) their women have, the lower the birth-rate."

Not necessarily. In poor countries, your children are your retirement. They support you in old age. In rich countries, you support your children well into adulthood and that's expensive. Hence, both sexes in rich countries have economic incentives to have fewer children. It's not like the wymin have less sex in wealthier countries.

Posted by: simpleton at February 04, 2013 08:58 AM (i3pKT)

67 Did anybody watch the half time show ?
I did, because I like my women , like I like my J-ello
all wiggly and stuff ....

But thats besides the point , Beyonce teemed back up with the other two from Destiny's Child ...At the end of their mini set they struck the 'Charlie's Angels Pose' and made their hands into GUNS...

Now of course this is hypocritical and not to mention done in bad taste...We had the childrens from the Newton school in attendance...Beyonce was also involved in that anti-gun P.S.A done about a month ago - AND - many young girls look up to this women... If these young school age Childrens strike the 'Charlie Angels Pose' in school they are immediately expelled...

Will we see the media cover this ?

Posted by: American Dawg at February 04, 2013 08:58 AM (trA4n)

68 I have it! We should invent a device which will increase the gravitational force of the Earth by .1 G. Then we can pull the moon to crash down on us!

We can make our own SMOD!

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 04, 2013 08:59 AM (/eBe8)

69 It's not like the wymin have less sex in wealthier countries.
Posted by: simpleton at February 04, 2013 08:58 AM (i3pKT)

Maybe it's like that in your house.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 04, 2013 08:59 AM (l86i3)

70 Maybe it was mentioned on comments last night. But there seemed to be more concern on CBS about the lights out at the stadium then there was about Benghazi. Noticed that Yahoo is already reporting why the power went out.

What difference does it make???

Posted by: Bruce at February 04, 2013 09:00 AM (BGBJa)

71 It's not like the wymin have less sex in wealthier countries.

Posted by: simpleton at February 04, 2013 08:58 AM (i3pKT)



Maybe it's like that in your house.


In which case: the rest of us hate you.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 04, 2013 09:00 AM (/eBe8)

72
This pension thing is what's got me worried currently. Mostly because I don't want to plan on one, but that choice isn't being made by me.
My wife has some sort of "partial pension" crap. They take a lot of money out of her paycheck each month (more I think than the 5% we put in the 401k equivalent.)
Personally I'd just like the money back, the pension does blow balls. If she retires at 65, she'll get 30% of the average of her 3 highest consecutive years salary (give or take a few percentage points.)
But that assumes the whole system doesn't go bugger up in the first place (my money is that it will.) Given that it's basically like paying Social Security twice. (But don't get me started about that part.)
Meanwhile, her place is doing early retirement buyouts like crazy lately, which I'm sure doesn't make the pension plan any more stable.

So finally we arrive at a point where we could be responsible for our own future, but they go "nope, can't trust you." Which really hurts our ability to put away our own money on our own terms.

Posted by: tsrblke at February 04, 2013 09:00 AM (GaqMa)

73 Will we see the media cover this ?
Posted by: American Dawg at February 04, 2013 08:58 AM (trA4n)


You mean the racist fact that there are no black girls in Charlies Angles?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 04, 2013 09:01 AM (l86i3)

74 Morning Doom-y type people. I would like it noted, particularly by certain Dear Leaders, that a certain person was NOT in the Top10 this week. Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 04, 2013 08:54 AM (da5Wo)

You're proud that you are an underachiever?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 04, 2013 09:02 AM (sbV1u)

75 Zimbabwe is almost out of money that we give them!!!!! Is congress going to send them more or what!!!! We can't have these money pits getting low!!!11

Posted by: Whatev at February 04, 2013 09:02 AM (A7Wh1)

76 worst 1/2 time show ever.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at February 04, 2013 09:02 AM (GVxQo)

77 You're proud that you are an underachiever?
Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 04, 2013 09:02 AM (sbV1u)


I think he's bragging about having a life.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 04, 2013 09:03 AM (l86i3)

78 This administration took a page from Ponzi and made a fool of the Majority of the country, I can not entirely blame the libs, but I refuse to let Carl Screw me over Rove redefine the Republican Brand, besides there never was a Republican Brand..

Posted by: Clemenza at February 04, 2013 09:03 AM (x59Gv)

79 It's going to take Presdent Obama 20 years to fix the problems Bush created in 8 years. So obvious, but people a still stewped and can't see this. let's give Presdent Obama Miss Pelosi the Speakership in the House and things will really change fast. Yeah for our presdent of color, Presdent Obama !!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, Vt at February 04, 2013 09:03 AM (3lMGK)

80
63
I would like it noted, particularly by certain Dear Leaders, that a certain person was NOT in the Top10 this week.

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

Try harder next time.


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 04, 2013 08:56 AM (/eBe


Reality is, it was just a result of the bossman (Dad) being out sick for the 2nd week in a row. Which meant that I got to do two jobs for the second week in a row. Combined with actually having something to do outside of my house all of Saturday afternoon and evening.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 04, 2013 09:04 AM (da5Wo)

81 Did I mention Carl Rove and that bunch he rides with are Self Serving mutts?

Posted by: Clemenza at February 04, 2013 09:04 AM (x59Gv)

82 worst 1/2 time show ever.....
Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at February 04, 2013 09:02 AM (GVxQo)

The three chubby black girls they kept at the back of the stage in the dark rescued her failed attempts at singing.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 04, 2013 09:04 AM (l86i3)

83 I think he's bragging about having a life. Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 04, 2013 09:03 AM (l86i3)

I wouldn't go that far.

.....

Oh hai! Didn't see you there BC! ;-)

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 04, 2013 09:04 AM (sbV1u)

84 worst 1/2 time show ever.....

I didn't watch, but that just means it complemented the game quite well. Both halves were incredibly boring and one-sided. I think the closest the game got to "excitement" was in that last 4 minutes.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 04, 2013 09:05 AM (/eBe8)

85 Back just in time for the DOOM!


On spending habits after retirement. When I retired both mine and my wife's spending actually went up initially. I had to throw the "spending banhammer" and put us both on a budget.


After we got control of it we were able to not worry so much about the budget but just quit buying stuff. My biggest problem now is not buying so many e-books. Its too damn easy to buy books and mp3s now.

Posted by: Vic at February 04, 2013 09:05 AM (53z96)

86
68
I have it! We should invent a device which will increase the
gravitational force of the Earth by .1 G. Then we can pull the moon to
crash down on us!

We can make our own SMOD!


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 04, 2013 08:59 AM (/eBe


Couple more AUCE buffets and Mooch's ass should do the job just fine.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 04, 2013 09:05 AM (da5Wo)

87 Both halves were incredibly boring and one-sided. I think the closest
the game got to "excitement" was in that last 4 minutes.


Look at the bright side.

Today, there is one less felon in the NFL.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 04, 2013 09:06 AM (sbV1u)

88 Good One O.S.P....

Posted by: American Dawg at February 04, 2013 09:06 AM (trA4n)

89 @ 79 your welcome at the Missouri Synod Lutheran church but please stay off the Ace..Your comments are better played in a ground where Somebody gives a shit..

Posted by: Clemenza at February 04, 2013 09:06 AM (x59Gv)

90 Its too damn easy to buy books and mp3s now.

Buy it now with 1 click!

Posted by: Amazon.com at February 04, 2013 09:06 AM (/eBe8)

91 After we got control of it we were able to not worry so much about the budget but just quit buying stuff. My biggest problem now is not buying so many e-books. Its too damn easy to buy books and mp3s now.
Posted by: Vic at February 04, 2013 09:05 AM (53z96)

If you havn't read mine yet, send me your address and I'll mail you a dead tree copy.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 04, 2013 09:06 AM (l86i3)

92 It's not like the wymin have less sex in wealthier countries.

Posted by: simpleton at February 04, 2013 08:58 AM (i3pKT)

Maybe it's like that in your house.

In which case: the rest of us hate you.


The one food guaranteed to lower a woman's sex drive? No. Not Jenny Craig...
Wedding Cake

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2013 09:06 AM (GFM2b)

93 Oh hai! Didn't see you there BC! ;-)

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 04, 2013 09:04 AM (sbV1u)


*glares*

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 04, 2013 09:06 AM (da5Wo)

94 beyonce should lip sync......it was horrible....and how embarrassing her old group mates looked a billion times better than her......she looked like an angry black woman....she's hanging out with the flotus too much....

Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at February 04, 2013 09:06 AM (GVxQo)

95 After finding out that the Superbowl was on TV, about 20 minutes in to the Superbowl yesterday, it occurred to me that if football went away, it would take me about 5-10 years to notice.

Posted by: Whatev at February 04, 2013 09:07 AM (A7Wh1)

96 Look at the bright side.

Today, there is one less felon in the NFL.


That's true.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 04, 2013 09:07 AM (/eBe8)

97 BC, did the littlest Cochrans wear their Ravens pride gear last night?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 04, 2013 09:07 AM (sbV1u)

98 Today, there is one less felon in the NFL.


Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 04, 2013 09:06 AM (sbV1u)


But one more working for ESPN

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 04, 2013 09:07 AM (da5Wo)

99 So now that Football is over can we go back to talking about what a shit bag A-Rod is?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 04, 2013 09:07 AM (9Bj8R)

100 So now that Football is over can we go back to talking about what a shit bag A-Rod is?

Why would I waste the time?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 04, 2013 09:08 AM (/eBe8)

101 Today, there is one less felon in the NFL.


Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 04, 2013 09:06 AM (sbV1u)

But one more working for ESPN
Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 04, 2013 09:07 AM (da5Wo)

ESPN is a den of sex fiends and rapers. He'll fit in fine

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 04, 2013 09:08 AM (9Bj8R)

102 Look at the bright side.

Today, there is one less felon in the NFL.

That's true.

***

Now at ESPN

Posted by: Asteroid DA-14 at February 04, 2013 09:08 AM (piMMO)

103 bcochran

is that where he's going? espn? he can't even speak.......that will be fun...wonder if he'll show up wearing his fur coat

Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at February 04, 2013 09:08 AM (GVxQo)

104 off sock

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 04, 2013 09:09 AM (piMMO)

105
97
BC, did the littlest Cochrans wear their Ravens pride gear last night?


Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 04, 2013 09:07 AM (sbV1u)


Matching fucking warmups.
And the eldest knows that it drives me crazy. So she was cheering for the Ravens, completely over the top. Then, just for some added "fuck you Daddy" taunting, she began ragging on my Cowboys.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 04, 2013 09:09 AM (da5Wo)

106 I don't know about Y'all, but I am preparing for the #1 hillbilly holiday, The Daytona 500.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 04, 2013 09:09 AM (l86i3)

107 As for the economic spiral of doom Stuart Varney talked about that this morning in regard to OBama speech last night. He basically said everything he said about the economy was a lie. But how many people saw that vs the gushing lips of lover from the other news services?


But Republicans are doing nothing to stop it either. I have given up on them as well. What will stop it is the doom. What can not go on forever will not go on forever. Our next stop will be massive inflation which is already going now but not being reported.


And that was exactly how Obama figured to get out of the debt, monetize it.

Posted by: Vic at February 04, 2013 09:09 AM (53z96)

108 Why would I waste the time?
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 04, 2013 09:08 AM (/eBe

Because I have that fraud almost as much as I hate obama. Now I said almost, obama is still way out in front

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 04, 2013 09:09 AM (9Bj8R)

109 The one food guaranteed to lower a woman's sex drive? No. Not Jenny Craig...Wedding Cake Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2013 09:06 AM (GFM2b)

So then my wife's argument that vegetables and quinoa will increase her sex drive was BS?!?!

Oh....we're gonna have words.

Yes....yes we are.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 04, 2013 09:09 AM (sbV1u)

110 Have I mentioned I don't get ESPN? The fact they seem to be an NFL/NBA parolees' half-way house doesn't bother me in the least.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 04, 2013 09:09 AM (/eBe8)

111
@Tsar Nick,

I understand your point, but I reject one of your premises.
I'm not sure that making people legal will necessarily cause them to suddenly start wanting "on the books." payment. They broke the law to get here, why will they stop breaking other laws just because we bent one of them to accommodate one.
Hell that happens today even amongst legal citizens. WhenI bought my wife's engagement ring the jeweler was an old friend of my Dad's. He knew I could produce cash (trustworthy cash) for the ring, so offered to "shave" a little of the price if I chose to pay that way. (As far as down the line stuff goes, he'll probably convert the cash to scrap gold, or pick-ups from estate sales.)
I'd say at best the effect on labor prices is "undetermined." (To say nothing of the effect on anything else.) I don't think it'll go down, but they might stay more of less the same. I give it 65% chance of your outcome and 35% of my proposition.

Posted by: tsrblke at February 04, 2013 09:09 AM (GaqMa)

112 is that where he's going? espn? he can't even speak.......that will be fun...wonder if he'll show up wearing his fur coat

Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at February 04, 2013 09:08 AM (GVxQo)


So, Emmett Smith 2.0 then?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 04, 2013 09:10 AM (da5Wo)

113 quinoa

i bought the seasoned packs of that....not bad....kids even ate it

Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at February 04, 2013 09:10 AM (GVxQo)

114 I never expected to retire and now I'm quite certain I never will. My only concern is *how* to not do that. I figure I'll probably need to set up some sort of small business I can do on my own. Coffee shop, whatever.

Posted by: Bigby's Empty Hands at February 04, 2013 09:10 AM (3ZtZW)

115 I would like it noted, particularly by certain Dear Leaders, that a certain person was NOT in the Top10 this week.



Fine, fine, fine, fine. You may have a cookie.


But the poor in this area seem to have a single mom with 3-6 kids.

There are more financial and especially social incentives to live like that than there are to get a good job and not drop a litter outside of marriage. Our society loves those women--coddles them, admires them, tells they're smart and brave and strong...at the same time they tell me I'm worthless.
Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at February 04, 2013 08:50 AM (hO8IJ)



Don't forget, darling, that you and I are horrible terrible selfish people for taking control of our own lives, accepting responsibility for our own futures and for not wanting to bring a child into the world in a less than positive environment.

We're the immature children, not those women who view a child as a fashion statement or as a sign of social status or as a way to get child support and/or benefits. No, no, no, those women who are concerned about how a child impact their lives instead of how their lives will impact a child are the noble ones, not us.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at February 04, 2013 09:10 AM (VtjlW)

116 So, Emmett Smith 2.0 then?
Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 04, 2013 09:10 AM (da5Wo)


LOL. Although I'd rather listen to him than Salisbury.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 04, 2013 09:11 AM (l86i3)

117 And the eldest knows that it drives me crazy. So she was cheering for the Ravens, completely over the top. Then, just for some added "fuck you Daddy" taunting, she began ragging on my Cowboys. Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 04, 2013 09:09 AM (da5Wo)

It is clear that she has not been beaten enough as a small child.

I was sort of hoping both teams could lose. But if I had to pick a team it was going to be SF. After 2 weeks of Brother Ray's Traveling Love and Murder Show all I wanted was to see him crying tears of pain after watching a Super Bowl slip away.

::: sigh ::::

Thankfully, there will be no "next year"

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 04, 2013 09:11 AM (sbV1u)

118 Matching fucking warmups.
And the eldest knows that it drives me
crazy. So she was cheering for the Ravens, completely over the top.
Then, just for some added "fuck you Daddy" taunting, she began ragging
on my Cowboys.


That's just hurtful.

If you make it into DFW during the run-up to the season, maybe you and I can hook up and head to Valley Ranch for one of their open practices. You've got about 5 months to plan the trip.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 04, 2013 09:11 AM (/eBe8)

119 Oprah did a show from there once. Followed a woman around, sort of a "Day in the life" thing."



The only part of it I remember was Oprah in her tiny apartment.
Oprah says "where do you keep you stuff?" The woman replies "What
stuff?"

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 04, 2013 08:56 AM (l86i3)


Man card.....hand it over.

Posted by: Tami at February 04, 2013 09:12 AM (X6akg)

120 So then my wife's argument that vegetables and quinoa will increase her sex drive was BS?!?!

Oh....we're gonna have words.


But still no nookie.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 04, 2013 09:12 AM (/eBe8)

121 The two-day old tenure of Secretary of State John Kerry got off to a flying start today with an astonishing statement from his ambassador to Egypt, Anne W. Patterson, at a joint ceremony in Cairo to mark the delivery of four American-made F-16 aircraft:


U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne W. Patterson.
Today's ceremony demonstrates the firm belief of the United States that a strong Egypt is in the interest of the U.S., the region, and the world. We look to Egypt to continue to serve as a force for peace, security, and leadership as the Middle East proceeds with its challenging yet essential journey toward democracy. … Our thirty-four year security partnership is based upon shared interests and mutual respect. The United States has long recognized Egypt as an indispensible [sic] partner.
Comments:

(1) Is not anyone in the Department of State aware that Egypt is now run by an Islamist zealot from the bowels of the Muslim Brotherhood whose goals differ profoundly from those of Americans?

(2) Willfully ignorant, head-in-the-ground statements like this are the embarrassment and ruin of American foreign policy.

(3) What a launch for Kerry, whose mental vapidity promises to make Hillary Clinton actually look good in retrospect. (February 3, 2013)

hard to know what to say?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 04, 2013 09:13 AM (9Bj8R)

122 Man card.....hand it over.
Posted by: Tami at February 04, 2013 09:12 AM (X6akg)

Shit, *digging in wallet* I swear it was just that once!

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 04, 2013 09:13 AM (l86i3)

123 If you havn't read mine yet, send me your address and I'll mail you a dead tree copy.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 04, 2013 09:06 AM (l86i3)

No need for that, but I appreciate it. I have it on my list to get but I have 6 unread on the Kindle now waiting on me to get caught up. That's what I meant when I said it is too easy. I have never had that many books stacked up in the "to read pile".

Posted by: Vic at February 04, 2013 09:13 AM (53z96)

124 But still no nookie. Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 04, 2013 09:12 AM (/eBe

She still looks great. Still fits into her HS cheerleader outfit.

But what good is having a Bugatti if you can't take it out for a spin once in a while!??!

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 04, 2013 09:14 AM (sbV1u)

125
120
So then my wife's argument that vegetables and quinoa will increase her sex drive was BS?!?!

Oh....we're gonna have words.

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

But still no nookie.


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 04, 2013 09:12 AM (/eBe


Is there less sex than no sex? Cause that's what "having words" with the wife over the lack of sex will get you.

Speaking from experience? Me? Nooooooo, why would you think that?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 04, 2013 09:14 AM (da5Wo)

126 Shit, *digging in wallet* I swear it was just that once!

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 04, 2013 09:13 AM (l86i3)


You could have gotten out of this by saying your wife was watching it and you walked into the room. But noooooooooooo.....

Card will now have to be burned.....

Posted by: Tami at February 04, 2013 09:15 AM (X6akg)

127 Boned.

Posted by: that guy that always thinks we're boned at February 04, 2013 09:15 AM (evdj2)

128 Is there less sex than no sex? Cause that's what "having words" with the wife over the lack of sex will get you.

There are three levels of "dog house."

1) No nookie.
2) Sleep on the couch.
3) Sleep outside.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 04, 2013 09:16 AM (/eBe8)

129 Is there less sex than no sex? Cause that's what "having words" with the wife over the lack of sex will get you.


Well, there is the sex where you pass each other in the hall and you both say "Fuck You."

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 04, 2013 09:16 AM (l86i3)

130 I never expected to retire and now I'm quite certain I never will. My only concern is *how* to not do that. I figure I'll probably need to set up some sort of small business I can do on my own. Coffee shop, whatever.

Start a business at 65. Become an escort. Lay yourself off due to lack of business. Go on funemployment.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2013 09:16 AM (GFM2b)

131 Is there less sex than no sex? Cause that's what "having words" with the wife over the lack of sex will get you.

So your wife is "counter-dependent" too, huh?

Well, at least there's no such thing as marital rape in Virginia.

Marital pleading, begging, whining, cajoling, yes. Rape, no.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 04, 2013 09:16 AM (sbV1u)

132 If you make it into DFW during the run-up to the
season, maybe you and I can hook up and head to Valley Ranch for one of
their open practices. You've got about 5 months to plan the trip.


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 04, 2013 09:11 AM (/eBe


Man would I love to get out to their facility. Really love to watch a game in the Taj Mahal. Been a Cowboys fan pretty much my whole life and I've seen exactly one game in person. Baltimore in 04. Wife is still pretty pissed I was sitting about 12th row next to the Ravens' players' tunnel wearing my Cowboys gear.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 04, 2013 09:17 AM (da5Wo)

133 Well, there is the sex where you pass each other in the hall and you both say "Fuck You." Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 04, 2013 09:16 AM (l86i3)

Oh wow. Did that once. Never want to do it again.

Pro-tip: The Irish accent does not make that conversation any sexier.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 04, 2013 09:18 AM (sbV1u)

134 Is there less sex than no sex? Cause that's what "having words" with the wife over the lack of sex will get you.

Speaking from experience? Me? Nooooooo, why would you think that?


Hell, when you have hit bottom, there is only one way to go. Up.
Go for broke.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2013 09:19 AM (GFM2b)

135 Marital pleading, begging, whining, cajoling, yes. Rape, no.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 04, 2013 09:16 AM (sbV1u)


I'm confused. If they outlawed pleading, begging, whining and cajoling for sex, how would married men ever get laid?

*ducks and runs*

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 04, 2013 09:19 AM (da5Wo)

136 http://preview.tinyurl.com/bddrywa
The face of resolute flab.
Follow this man to victory?

Posted by: Thorvald at February 04, 2013 09:19 AM (1V6Pv)

137 Man would I love to get out to their facility. Really love to watch a
game in the Taj Mahal. Been a Cowboys fan pretty much my whole life and
I've seen exactly one game in person. Baltimore in 04. Wife is still
pretty pissed I was sitting about 12th row next to the Ravens' players'
tunnel wearing my Cowboys gear.


The only game I've seen live was a Playoff Game (at home, obviously) against the Cardinals. We lost. It wasn't even a good effort.

That was back in the old stadium, though. I don't have enough kidneys to afford to go to Jerry-World. The open practices at Valley Ranch are free, though.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 04, 2013 09:19 AM (/eBe8)

138 >>>Start a business at 65. Become an escort. Lay yourself off due to lack of business. Go on funemployment.

Thats insane enough to work!

Posted by: Bigby's Empty Hands at February 04, 2013 09:20 AM (3ZtZW)

139 I'm confused. If they outlawed pleading, begging, whining and cajoling for sex, how would married men ever get laid? *ducks and runs* Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 04, 2013 09:19 AM (da5Wo)

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, BCochran1981. The Socrates of the Innerwebz

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 04, 2013 09:20 AM (sbV1u)

140 Pro-tip: The Irish accent does not make that conversation any sexier.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 04, 2013 09:18 AM (sbV1u)


The Irish accent makes the words sexier, the Irish temper makes the objects thrown at your head while the words are spoken bigger and more accurate.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 04, 2013 09:20 AM (da5Wo)

141 Okay, I do remember one commercial from last night. I never want a Dodge, but did anyone else get the chills from that Paul Harvey Dodge commercial?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 04, 2013 09:20 AM (/eBe8)

142 Matching fucking warmups.
And the eldest knows that it drives me crazy. So she was cheering for the Ravens, completely over the top. Then, just for some added "fuck you Daddy" taunting, she began ragging on my Cowboys.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 04, 2013 09:09 AM (da5Wo)



Mwahahahahaha.


Have I mentioned yet that baby girls are God's punishment on you for being a teenage boy once upon at time?


Oh, hey, link in my sig to that place that I blog at whenever I am not being horribly lazy. Calm down, calm down, it's not all ranty or accidental lesbian porn.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at February 04, 2013 09:21 AM (VtjlW)

143 Well, there is the sex where you pass each other in the hall and you both say "Fuck You."

----------

That reminds me of an old joke.

An elderly man and his wife are sitting in their rocking chairs on the porch on a warm summer evening, staring out into the deepening dusk. The sounds of thrushes and crickets filter through the soft summer air.

The couple rock away in companionable silence for a while. Then the old woman abruptly says, "Fuck you, old man."

The old man looks at his wife, eyebrow raised, then says, "Fuck you, old woman."

The lapse back into silence, their rocking chairs squeaking back and forth.

At length, the old woman says, "Dear, this oral sex does absolutely nothing for me."


Posted by: Monty at February 04, 2013 09:21 AM (G8OwX)

144 Ben dump

Posted by: Vic at February 04, 2013 09:21 AM (53z96)

145 Calm down, calm down, it's not all ranty or accidental lesbian porn.

Then why would we go there?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 04, 2013 09:21 AM (sbV1u)

146 There are three levels of "dog house."

1) No nookie.
2) Sleep on the couch.
3) Sleep outside.

That's where a great set of tools come in handy. You refurbish the dog house into a man cave.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2013 09:21 AM (GFM2b)

147 Regarding the power failure at the game last night, a single trenchant observation: it is now official, we are a Third World country, ruled by a despot amid failing services.
Players Union blames it on Bush.

Posted by: Thorvald at February 04, 2013 09:21 AM (1V6Pv)

148 it's not all ranty or accidental lesbian porn.

Which does not rule out purposeful lesbian porn.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 04, 2013 09:22 AM (/eBe8)

149 The Irish accent makes the words sexier, the Irish temper makes the objects thrown at your head while the words are spoken bigger and more accurate.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 04, 2013 09:20 AM (da5Wo)

LOL, same goes for Norse women.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 04, 2013 09:22 AM (l86i3)

150 Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, BCochran1981. The Socrates of the Innerwebz

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 04, 2013 09:20 AM (sbV1u)



*attempts to bow and strut, slips, falls down and hurts self*

Hey! Pity sex!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 04, 2013 09:22 AM (da5Wo)

151 “Attached hereto is a copy of Mr. Trump’s birth certificate, demonstrating that he is the son of Fred Trump, not an orangutan,” Balber wrote in the letter.

---

Oh brother. I hope he wins though.

Posted by: RWC at February 04, 2013 09:22 AM (fWAjv)

152 I post that article up above about the American Ambassador to Egypt, some broad, who sucked all the egyptian cock. It would be wise to remember ( for those asshole liberals in DC ) that is was a similar American Ambassador to Iraq that told Saddam the US has not interest in intra-arab affairs and pretty much he is free to do as he wishes! And we all remember how that worked out!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 04, 2013 09:22 AM (9Bj8R)

153 Calm down, calm down, it's not all ranty or accidental lesbian porn.

Then why would we go there?
Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 04, 2013 09:21 AM (sbV1u)



Yeah, for once that teeing up was not on purpose.


Dump up.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at February 04, 2013 09:23 AM (VtjlW)

154 Start a business at 65. Become an escort. Lay yourself off due to lack of business. Go on funemployment.

Thats insane enough to work!


Thank you. I work very hard on my insanity.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 04, 2013 09:24 AM (GFM2b)

155 Speaking from experience? Me? Nooooooo, why would you think that?


Posted by: BCochran1981

Wife cut me down to once a month. Hey, I'm the lucky one. Their were 3 others she cut out entirely.

Thank you Rodney D.


Posted by: Bruce at February 04, 2013 09:24 AM (BGBJa)

156 We're the immature children, not those women who view a child as a fashion statement or as a sign of social status or as a way to get child support and/or benefits. No, no, no, those women who are concerned about how a child impact their lives instead of how their lives will impact a child are the noble ones, not us. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at February 04, 2013 09:10 AM (VtjlW) Yes, excellent.Now on the flip side of that, it is entirely possible to over compensate with that notion, that there is no such thing as "Perfect financial stability" but you can approximate it (within a reasonable margin of error)with good planning.:Le sigh: But I digress and bring my personal problems here.

Posted by: tsrblke at February 04, 2013 09:24 AM (GaqMa)

157 *attempts to bow and strut, slips, falls down and hurts self* Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 04, 2013 09:22 AM (da5Wo)

Go with the 3 inch heels next time instead of the 4 inch.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 04, 2013 09:25 AM (sbV1u)

158 Go with the 3 inch heels next time instead of the 4 inch.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 04, 2013 09:25 AM (sbV1u)


I....you.........dammit, that was damn good snark.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 04, 2013 09:27 AM (da5Wo)

159 Looking down the Political Playbook, I have come to a personal conclusion,
Gay Rights and
all the baggage unsustainable not my cause.
Women in Military front line combat, nobody is going to die on that hill.
Gun confiscation / Rights...never happen..in your lifetime...
Obama Care a long and winding road leading to nowhere..
Illegal Imigration Amnesty...now that is the one Program with a no return policy, to any resemblance of return to a democracy, that is the Hill To Die on...you do not have to necessarily associate with the rest of the Agenda but that is the one Caveat in the cesspool that there is no return..

Posted by: Clemenza at February 04, 2013 09:31 AM (x59Gv)

160 Following are excerpts from a show featuring American linguist Noam Chomsky, which aired on Press TV and was posted on the Internet on January 29, 2013.

Interviewer: How important was the principle of “starting a war of aggression,” as we talked about earlier, or a “crime against peace,” in the proceedings at Nuremberg that led to the hanging on many Nazis? Can the International Criminal Court prosecute these crimes?

Noam Chomsky: Yes, it was a major factor in the hanging of Nazi war criminals. In fact, if you look closely, it seems more pertinent to the present. So von Ribbentrop, the Foreign Minister – one of the charges against him was that he supported a preemptive war against Norway. The Nazis knew that the British were thinking of invading from Norway, so they preempted it and established a quisling government there. That was one of the crimes against von Ribbentrop.

How about Colin Powell? He justified a preemptive war against no threat. So if von Ribbentrop was hanged…You know…Okay, fill it out.

There was one interesting response [to the targeted killing of Osama Bin Laden] from a well-known, left liberal, young political analyst, Matthew Yglesias, who said this was extremely naïve, because the whole purpose of international law is to legitimize the use of force by the Western Powers – meaning the United States. Well, he is not wrong. It’s nice to have somebody say the words. But what he is saying is: “Look, forget all the rhetoric. This is pure farce. We are just like the Nazis.

If I ever ran into this scumbag I'd bitch slap him from here to there and then piss on his bleeding body. And we all know obama thinks the same way

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 04, 2013 09:33 AM (9Bj8R)

161 Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 04, 2013 09:27 AM (da5Wo)

Sometimes you just have to smile and tip your hat (or curtsy).

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 04, 2013 09:35 AM (GsoHv)

162 Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 04, 2013 09:33 AM (9Bj8R)

I see you read Daniel Pipes last night. Pretty amazing that we have gone from one anti-American SecState to another, without any complaints from the Senate.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 04, 2013 09:37 AM (GsoHv)

163 What a killer Superbowl

Posted by: T. Hunter - let it burn at February 04, 2013 09:57 AM (EZl54)

164 also DOOM!

Posted by: T. Hunter - let it burn at February 04, 2013 09:59 AM (EZl54)

165 Thanks much for returning w/the DOOM updates, Monty!

Now pardon me a moment while I go out back and shoot myself.

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at February 04, 2013 11:16 AM (oFvKj)

166
Hello Monty,

My Ontario province is even more boned than California. Here's a link with statistics.

http://tinyurl.com/abxn59h

From the article: "The report states that Ontario's total debt as of 2010-11 was $236.6 billion, compared to California's $143.9 billion."

And our population is only 11 million. Good luck with that.

Time to continue to work on my escape plans..

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at February 04, 2013 11:22 AM (AC0lD)

167 It's nice to see the Baby Boomer's continue in their locust-like path of fiscal destruction. They have pauperized their children, so why is it a surprise to hear that these selfish bastards have pauperized themselves?

They lived through the Golden Years - the years where the stock market doubled and re-doubled - and yet they are poor.

More selfish people this nation has never seen. "The Greatest Generation" can hardly be all that great, if this is their spawn.

So now "the boomers" won't give up their jobs. They are, literally, pushing their own grandchildren out into the street.

Nice.

Obama is a boomer. Clinton, too. W is one. Carter is. Do you notice a pattern, there? Aren't these just TERRIFIC people, and TERRIFIC presidents?

Pigs. If you put 10 boomers in a room, at least six of them will be complete, total fucking swine.

Posted by: RobM1981 at February 04, 2013 02:52 PM (zurJC)

168 My bad - Carter was born in 1924. Not a boomer.

Posted by: RobM1981 at February 04, 2013 02:54 PM (zurJC)






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