Sunday Overnight Open Thread (5/27/18 ) Gone Fishin' Edition

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Ouch!


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Were you Home Schooled?


1 My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.

"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.”

2 My mother taught me RELIGION.

"You better pray that will come out of the carpet.

3 My father taught me about TIME TRAVEL.

If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!”

4 My father taught me LOGIC.

"Because I said so, that's why.”

5 My mother taught me MORE LOGIC .

"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me.”

6 My mother taught me FORESIGHT.

"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident.”

7 My father taught me IRONY.

"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about.”

8 My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.

"Shut your mouth and eat your supper.”

9 My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.

"Just you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!”

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA.

"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone.”

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER.

"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.”

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.

"If I told you once, I've told you a million times, don't exaggerate!”

13. My father taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.

"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION .

"Stop acting like your father!”

15. My mother taught me about ENVY.

"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do.”

16.My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.

"Just wait until we get home.”

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING

"You are going to get it from your father when you get home!”

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.

"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way.”

19. My mother taught me ESP.

"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?”

20. My father taught me HUMOR.

"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me.”

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.

"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up.”

22.My mother taught me GENETICS.

"You're just like your father.”

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.

"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?”

24. My mother taught me WISDOM

"When you get to be my age, you'll understand.”

25. My father taught me about JUSTICE .

"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!”


To be honest with you, I heard more of these than I didn't hear.


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When you're canoeing down a river and see you a critter. Leave the damn thing alone. OK?

Don’t pull rattlesnakes out of the water. Or alligators. Those are the common-sense takeaway from an incident involving a kayaker on the Edisto River.


Last Sunday in South Carolina, Michael Adams, 28, was kayaking with a group of friends on the Edisto River. Family members initially told investigators the snake fell from a tree onto Adams. But on Tuesday, his brothers said he yanked the snake out of the river.

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Speaking of critters (This one always makes me laugh):


Now, let's put a face to stupidity the voice.

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Let us take a peak at an active volcano.


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Obviously, this will improve the situation and make one a Genius Award Winner.


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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Mustache.

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Notice: Posted with permission by AceCorp, LLC. Ikea canoes were not used in the drafting of this ONT.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:00 PM




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1 Firstest

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 09:51 PM (aC6Sd)

2 Hey

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 27, 2018 09:51 PM (2WfB0)

3 St ?

Posted by: Boomer at May 27, 2018 09:51 PM (nH/iB)

4 hello darling

Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 09:51 PM (oIcPq)

5 Th then

Posted by: Boomer at May 27, 2018 09:53 PM (nH/iB)

6 Sup, Horde?

Levin is talking about threats to the electrical grid tonight.

I may need extra booze to sleep tonight.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2018 09:54 PM (e7oj4)

7 This thread needs a dance floor.

Other than that, kudos to MisHum!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 09:54 PM (CPfoe)

8 And my chance of being last on this thread is pretty good.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 09:54 PM (aC6Sd)

9 And THAT my Morons, is a righteous 'stash!

Posted by: Tonypete at May 27, 2018 09:55 PM (9rIkM)

10 Kevin discussing EMP attack tonight. Finally something useful on tv

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 27, 2018 09:55 PM (2WfB0)

11 Couldn't even think what that stash would be like to have.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 09:56 PM (aC6Sd)

12 Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Mustache.

++++

Heh. I guess everyone needs a hobby.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 27, 2018 09:56 PM (pvjTE)

13 Levin

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 27, 2018 09:56 PM (2WfB0)

14 If I had a mustache, and if it were that long, I think I would tuck it behind my ears.

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2018 09:56 PM (/A+Cl)

15 "Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Mustache."

whoa

Posted by: Mr Bolton at May 27, 2018 09:56 PM (wUZ+I)

16 BEAR

BEAR

STOP BREAKING IT BEAR

STOP

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 09:56 PM (fZuhk)

17 It seems what I need this holiday is sleep. Feel asleep at 7:30 last night. I lead such an exciting life.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 27, 2018 09:57 PM (Lqy/e)

18 Good evening, all!

And a special Thank You to all Horde vets.

Posted by: ibguy at May 27, 2018 09:57 PM (vUcdz)

19 I love the top pic.

Fred and Neri: The Early Years

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 09:57 PM (CPfoe)

20 I bet the guy with the mustache gets all the ladies.


Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 09:58 PM (oIcPq)

21 Now that's a stache!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 27, 2018 09:58 PM (IcT7t)

22 When I retire (who am I kidding) I want a stash like that guy has.

Posted by: Eromero at May 27, 2018 09:58 PM (zLDYs)

23 TACHE! WO OH!

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 09:58 PM (6FqZa)

24 I DID NOT DAMAGE THAT WOMAN'S KAYAK. It was my twin brother, I swear.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2018 09:58 PM (/qEW2)

25 Is that the John with the long mustache?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 27, 2018 09:58 PM (IqV8l)

26 Let us take a peak at an active volcano.




--PEEK!!!

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2018 09:59 PM (e7oj4)

27 BREAKING NEWS: logprof's face has just melted.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 09:59 PM (eMKNe)

28 Hey everybody.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 10:00 PM (eMKNe)

29 Or Fredo.
Whatevz.


Thank you autocorrect for fucking up yet another classic and hilarious joke.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 10:00 PM (CPfoe)

30 What's the temperature inside that volcano?

Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 10:00 PM (oIcPq)

31 Good evening, my foxy (grey) boxers!

Three cheers for electricity!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 10:00 PM (qJtVm)

32 But on Tuesday, his brothers said he yanked the snake out of the river.

Why? Because he thought it was an alligator.

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Oh, well, that explains it. He thought it was an alligator.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 27, 2018 10:00 PM (+y/Ru)

33 9 And THAT my Morons, is a righteous 'stash!
Posted by: Tonypete at May 27, 2018 09:55 PM (9rIkM)

Damn straight.

Posted by: The Rent is Too Damn High Guy at May 27, 2018 10:01 PM (e7oj4)

34 So is this the infamous Memorial Day ONT or is it tomorrow night?

Posted by: Moki at May 27, 2018 10:01 PM (V+V48)

35 Why are you breaking my kayak?

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Because it's funnier that way.

Posted by: The Bear at May 27, 2018 10:01 PM (pvjTE)

36 MH, Love that top photo. Especially the hats on the two old fishin' buddies.

Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2018 10:01 PM (V+03K)

37 Prayer warriors.. need you desperately. Two very good friends of ours are experiencing horrible pain right now. One had a surgery for pain and numbness in her fingers. It's only gotten worse and she had to be rushed to the hospital tonight because she fell. Other friend got rear ended about a month ago and has been in awful pain. These people mean the world to me. We meet about once a month for lunch to discuss politics and whatever. We call ourselves the deplorable six. Me and hubby and the others make up the 6. Thanks so much. My heart aches for them.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 27, 2018 10:01 PM (dUJdY)

38 Alligator shmalligator. I wanna see somebody capture a stingray.

(Somebody BESIDES Steve Irwin.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 10:01 PM (eMKNe)

39 "25. One day you'll have kids and I hope they turn out just like you"

I told a serial adulterer once, after he told me he just wants sons to mold into his image, that he would have nothing but daughters and they'd be just like him. He kindly told me to 'fuck off'. I probably deserved that.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 27, 2018 10:02 PM (pY+s4)

40 I drove up to the top of Volcan de Masaya in Nicaragua. Paved road, even, and a nice parking lot at the top. Look into the Santiago crater, and there is blue smoke, and the smell of burning sulfur. The traces of previous eruptions are easy to see on the landscape around it. Never went up there at night, but I guess a red glow can be seen.

I think it would be cool to fly a video drone down into the crater for close look. Go down in it on a rope? No way, Jose.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2018 10:02 PM (WFV7d)

41 Prayers, Jewells. Hope they find some relief soon.

Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 10:02 PM (oIcPq)

42 >>> 16 BEAR

BEAR

STOP BREAKING IT BEAR

STOP
Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 09:56 PM (fZuhk)

Timothy Treadwell's last words?

... but I had to look it up and found the narrator, while failing to achieve a Darwin Award, appears to be an At-Risk Survivor.

Posted by: Helena Handbotsket at May 27, 2018 10:02 PM (0ReGO)

43 I reached into the water, grabbed a rattlesnake and yelled at the bear whilst beating him with the snake.

Posted by: Kayak Dingbat at May 27, 2018 10:02 PM (Tyii7)

44 Fun fact: there's a Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Air Force, and British Army. It's not royal, because Cromwell and Charles I and regicide and all that.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 10:03 PM (fZuhk)

45 Did someone say, "Mustache Ride?"

Posted by: Ms Fluke at May 27, 2018 10:03 PM (wUZ+I)

46 Prayers up for your friends, Jewels.

Posted by: Toni at May 27, 2018 10:03 PM (SEY8G)

47 Wonder if that guy takes his mustache out for a ride.

Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 10:03 PM (oIcPq)

48 Let's see, rock melts.....................x ................
I don't know 1,600 degrees give or take

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 10:04 PM (aC6Sd)

49 Three cheers for electricity!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 10:00 PM (qJtVm)


How did you manage to keep the same hash?


...are you a wizard?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 10:04 PM (fZuhk)

50 Dammit, you had to show the volcano and spoil the plot of Solo.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2018 10:04 PM (e7oj4)

51
Not many threats in my youth. Brother standing alongside the freeway as we drove away after one of his meltdowns kinda made clear the response to misbehavior.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 27, 2018 10:04 PM (e1mEI)

52 Inside my volcano, the temperature is a constant 68 degrees.

Posted by: Ernst Stavro Miklos at May 27, 2018 10:04 PM (zCyNd)

53 In Orangeburg, the Edisto is black and very deep. I have had swimmers say they saw moccasins down as twenty feet. Screw that. I knew there was a reason I only swam in the Edisto right where it goes in the freaking Atlantic. Now I wall dream about snakes. Again.

Posted by: Eromero at May 27, 2018 10:05 PM (zLDYs)

54 Awww, I felt genuinely sorry for the kayak lady. You're supposed to yell at bears when they mess with you - the words don't really matter. Plus, it sucks to feel totally helpless.

That said, there's no way I'd put that video on the internet if it were me.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 27, 2018 10:05 PM (h2Bdk)

55 Volcanoes can't melt rock!!!

Posted by: Rosie O'Donnell at May 27, 2018 10:05 PM (zCyNd)

56 Woof woof

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 10:06 PM (aC6Sd)

57 * sigh *

My neighborhood, Ellicott City, MD, has been trashed by flooding once again.

It looks like there just wasn't enough time since the last event to do something about flood prevention:

Baltimore Sun:
"A little more than two weeks ago, Hogan announced the state and county had been awarded more than $1 million by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to fund projects aimed at reducing the flood risk in the areas surounding Main Street. At the time, he called it an "important step in the rebirth of downtown Ellicott City."

Posted by: Serious Cat at May 27, 2018 10:06 PM (GtG/j)

58
Volcanoes can't melt rock!!!
Posted by: Rosie O'Donnell


What about scissors?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 27, 2018 10:06 PM (IqV8l)

59 Good evening, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at May 27, 2018 10:06 PM (bNHuv)

60 Volcanoes can't melt rock!!!

Damned straight!

Posted by: Pete Carroll at May 27, 2018 10:07 PM (Tyii7)

61 Levin is talking about threats to the electrical grid tonight.

I may need extra booze to sleep tonight.
Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2018 09:54 PM (e7oj4)


Think you're twitchy? Holy loly, look up 'NERC-CIP compliance'.

that's my new job title.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 10:07 PM (fZuhk)

62 Edisto's dark and very deep
And the mocs put you to sleep

eh, needs work

Posted by: zombie Robert Frost at May 27, 2018 10:07 PM (Qc3F/)

63 Hows things going Capt?

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 10:08 PM (aC6Sd)

64 Watching a korean drama titled Black.
Wacky.

Posted by: pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 27, 2018 10:09 PM (hMwEB)

65 So I just started watching the Andre the Giant documentary that HBO did a month or so back. And they have this archival footage of him when he was just starting out and practicing. And holy shit. Andre has the look that NBA coaches would cream all over. Tall and fairly athletic looking, like 6'9 -6'10

Posted by: buzzion at May 27, 2018 10:09 PM (cAnNx)

66 A little more than two weeks ago, Hogan announced the state and county had been awarded more than $1 million by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to fund projects aimed at reducing the flood risk in the areas surounding Main Street. At the time, he called it an "important step in the rebirth of downtown Ellicott City.

The problem with flood control is if you keep the water out of one place, it goes somewhere else.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 27, 2018 10:09 PM (h2Bdk)

67 I told a serial adulterer once, after he told me he
just wants sons to mold into his image, that he would have nothing but
daughters and they'd be just like him. He kindly told me to 'fuck off'. I
probably deserved that.

Posted by: Puddleglum
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My brother was a ladies man when he was single. Mostly a good guy but so handsome the womens just threw themselves at him. No kidding. Being a guy who didn't want to disappoint anyone he rarely said "No".

Well, he eventually settled down and married a lovely woman and together they have had eight children.

The first five beautiful girls.

I dont think he's had a wink of sleep on Friday and Saturday nights for about 20 years.

Poor bastid.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 27, 2018 10:09 PM (9rIkM)

68
Three cheers for electricity!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 10:00 PM (qJtVm)

Do you have water pressure? When I was last home I had neither.

Posted by: Serious Cat at May 27, 2018 10:09 PM (GtG/j)

69 Oh and I was gardening this morning and stepped the wrong way on my bad foot. Felt like someone had shoved a knife into it.. so I basically wish I could cut my foot off at this point. Pain on scale of 1 to 10? Fucking 11. I can't make it to next year. I was hoping but if this keeps up I will have to break down and have surgery.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 27, 2018 10:10 PM (dUJdY)

70 34 So is this the infamous Memorial Day ONT or is it tomorrow night?
Posted by: Moki at May 27, 2018 10:01 PM (V+V4

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We're all waiting for the mushrooms to kick in.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 10:10 PM (CPfoe)

71 Posted by: pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 27, 2018 10:09 PM (hMwEB)

So are you in stealth mode or something, not-votermom?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 10:10 PM (fZuhk)

72 I heard them all, although some from grandparents, too. My grandpa's favorite was "if you don't stop x, I'm going to box your ears."

Posted by: Locke Common at May 27, 2018 10:10 PM (+v1++)

73 Ouch indeed. Showing off for the girls.

Posted by: Tuna at May 27, 2018 10:10 PM (jm1YL)

74 As I noted on the pet thread state/local governments are too deferential towards dangerous animals. Fortunately, that seems to be reversing. Wyoming says it's ok to hunt grizzlies. When these things start to become a hazard, let people hunt them until the populations come down sufficiently to remove the threat. I'm guessing that local laws prevented this woman from blowing that black bear away, so she was helpless to do anything.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2018 10:11 PM (/qEW2)

75 Serious Cat, everything's back to normal down in my area. Are you okay?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 10:11 PM (qJtVm)

76 Skip,

OK. I'm enjoying my three-day weekend by memorizing my lines for the play, cleaning house, and trying not to think about the financial problems I'm having.

I'm still up and breathing, so I will count it as a win.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at May 27, 2018 10:11 PM (bNHuv)

77 My mother was right. I look like grumpy cat.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 27, 2018 10:11 PM (IqV8l)

78 I told a serial adulterer once, after he told me he just wants sons to mold into his image, that he would have nothing but daughters and they'd be just like him. He kindly told me to 'fuck off'. I probably deserved that.
Posted by: Puddleglum


Or he'd have daughters who marry men like him.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 27, 2018 10:12 PM (+lVUW)

79 May they heal soon, Jewells

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2018 10:12 PM (e7oj4)

80 66 A little more than two weeks ago, Hogan announced the state and county had been awarded more than $1 million by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to fund projects aimed at reducing the flood risk in the areas surounding Main Street. At the time, he called it an "important step in the rebirth of downtown Ellicott City.

The problem with flood control is if you keep the water out of one place, it goes somewhere else.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 27, 2018 10:09 PM (h2Bdk)

++++

also true of lava.

Posted by: Kilauea at May 27, 2018 10:12 PM (pvjTE)

81 I'm guessing that local laws prevented this woman from blowing that black bear away, so she was helpless to do anything.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2018 10:11 PM (/qEW2)


You're not allowed to shoot bears unless they're "engaging in threatening behavior". Like we're all bear experts. I remember a guy in Montana (with a family) shot one just a few steps from his porch and ended up paying a huge fine.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 27, 2018 10:13 PM (h2Bdk)

82 Vipers (the snakes) are not climbers.

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2018 10:13 PM (BoJzR)

83 I have a crazy, and I mean crazy, left wing nut bag sister who keeps sending me one outrageous text message after the next. One crazier the the next. She wants to discuss her crazy left wing politics with and I refuse. We have joint POA for my mother who is in a nursing home so i prefer not to have to block her number but she is out of control. I already blocked her on FB when she started attacking my Navy friends. Any advise? I'd block her text messages but ya can't do that without blocking her calls also?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 10:13 PM (SjImc)

84
68
Three cheers for electricity!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 10:00 PM (qJtVm)

Great, all we had was whale oil. It was either eat fried groats or see at night.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 27, 2018 10:14 PM (e1mEI)

85 msnbc right now is running an expose on an Israeli intelligence firm that sounds a whole bunch like Fusion PGS.

Posted by: mallfly suPreme at May 27, 2018 10:14 PM (KxbBq)

86 And, yes Puddleglum, people like that tend to not like the idea that bad behavior has consequences.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 27, 2018 10:14 PM (+lVUW)

87 Supposedly my FIL brought back from WWII a female doll that was pregnant with Kilroy was here written on the dolls belly, I never saw it and no one knows where it got to.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 10:14 PM (aC6Sd)

88 I told a serial adulterer once, after he told me he just wants sons to mold into his image, that he would have nothing but daughters and they'd be just like him. He kindly told me to 'fuck off'. I probably deserved that.

I always wondered why people like that bother getting married.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 27, 2018 10:14 PM (rdl6o)

89 I remember a guy in Montana (with a family) shot one just a few steps from his porch and ended up paying a huge fine.
Posted by: Ace's liver at May 27, 2018 10:13 PM (h2Bdk)


Was it in his pajamas? This is important.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 10:14 PM (fZuhk)

90 Thanks you guys. Going to bed. Exhausted.

Stay safe.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 27, 2018 10:15 PM (dUJdY)

91 Capt - Yes thats a big win

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 10:16 PM (aC6Sd)

92 and did anyone else see the young republican idiot on Steve Hilton's program who had a brilliant idea for a carbon tax that would pay dividends to the American people?

Posted by: mallfly suPreme at May 27, 2018 10:16 PM (KxbBq)

93 Free mustache rides, no fat chicks.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 27, 2018 10:16 PM (v+3QR)

94 70 34 So is this the infamous Memorial Day ONT or is it tomorrow night?
Posted by: Moki at May 27, 2018 10:01 PM (V+V4
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We're all waiting for the mushrooms to kick in.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 10:10 PM (

Hope you all had asparagus for dinner, in preparation.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 27, 2018 10:16 PM (gQQ9b)

95 You're not allowed to shoot bears unless they're "engaging in threatening behavior". Like we're all bear experts. I remember a guy in Montana (with a family) shot one just a few steps from his porch and ended up paying a huge fine.
Posted by: Ace's liver at May 27, 2018 10:13 PM (h2Bdk)

A friend in need (with a backhoe) is a friend indeed.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2018 10:16 PM (WFV7d)

96 Am I wrong for wanting that woman to pepper spray the bear and the bear then play a bit of slap and tickle with her for the camera?

Posted by: Pickles at May 27, 2018 10:17 PM (BKTpn)

97 A friend in need (with a backhoe) is a friend indeed.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2018 10:16 PM (WFV7d)


Yeah, not sure I would have mentioned it to anyone either. But I guess there are still people out there who think bureaucrats will be reasonable.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 27, 2018 10:18 PM (h2Bdk)

98 Thank you, MisHum, for the funny joke.
I think I used all of them on my own children when they were young.
Especially asking them if they really wanted something to cry about.

Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 10:18 PM (oIcPq)

99 So are you in stealth mode or something, not-votermom?
Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 10:10 PM (fZuhk)

LOL
I must be at that age where I've started dropping bits and pieces of myself

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 27, 2018 10:18 PM (hMwEB)

100 Steve and Cold Bear,

We have started having coyotes show up in our suburbs. A neighbor two doors down found one killing a cat that got out. He called animal control who told him that the coyotes were welcome because they were the only predators for the "invasive" Canadian geese, they said they weren't going to do anything about them. This is NoVA, so my guess is the invasive geese are pooping where the city give workers walk. These idiots have no idea/and or don't care that coyotes are vicious, will attack pets and small children, carry disease, and are a true invasive species, compared to migratory geese.

Posted by: Moki at May 27, 2018 10:18 PM (V+V48)

101 75 Serious Cat, everything's back to normal down in my area. Are you okay?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 10:11 PM (qJtVm)

I'm Ok. My place is high, looking down on Main Street. Just waiting for power and water to return, killing time at my parents house.

Posted by: Serious Cat at May 27, 2018 10:19 PM (GtG/j)

102 Maybe when they're in high school you worry about your girls, but my oldest daughter is in her twenties and I'm starting to have the opposite problem. "You seeing anyone? Dating anyone? REPRODUCE, dammit!"

Posted by: Trimegistus at May 27, 2018 10:19 PM (U61AC)

103 ''Oh and I was gardening this morning and stepped the wrong way on my bad foot. Felt like someone had shoved a knife into it.. so I basically wish I could cut my foot off at this point. Pain on scale of 1 to 10? Fucking 11. I can't make it to next year. I was hoping but if this keeps up I will have to break down and have surgery.''

Human nature being what it is kept me pretending my hip was going to miraculously get better. I didn't need a hip replacement. Nope. Not me. LOL. What a dope I was. After I had the surgery I thought if I'd had done it when the surgeon told me to I wouldn't have wasted a year of my life limping around in constant pain.

Posted by: Tuna at May 27, 2018 10:19 PM (jm1YL)

104 I saw this at Instapundit earlier:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybevdpjz

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2018 10:19 PM (sdi6R)

105 I couldn't listen to that kayak owner. She makes Yoko Ono's voice nearly pleasant!

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 27, 2018 10:19 PM (rdl6o)

106 Hope you all had asparagus for dinner, in preparation.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 27, 2018 10:16 PM (gQQ9b)
I did! As a matter of fact, got it with a delicious cheesesteak from Outback.

Posted by: Serious Cat at May 27, 2018 10:20 PM (GtG/j)

107 Maybe if she cleaned the kayak out once in a while, the bear wouldn't find it so appetizing.

Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 10:20 PM (oIcPq)

108 Well I am calling it lights out, maybe I'll be back around 4am as usual but have no reason to get up tomorrow.
Good night all.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 10:21 PM (aC6Sd)

109 92 and did anyone else see the young republican idiot on Steve Hilton's program who had a brilliant idea for a carbon tax that would pay dividends to the American people?
Posted by: mallfly suPreme at May 27, 2018 10:16 PM (KxbBq)

--I only caught the tail end.

What was his proposal?

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2018 10:21 PM (e7oj4)

110 This just in:

I put too much Louisiana Hot Sauce on my burrito.

OHMYLAWDTHEPAINTHEPAINTHEPAIN

...further bulletins as events warrant.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at May 27, 2018 10:22 PM (bNHuv)

111 83 I have a crazy, and I mean crazy, left wing nut bag sister who keeps sending me one outrageous text message after the next. One crazier the the next. She wants to discuss her crazy left wing politics with and I refuse. We have joint POA for my mother who is in a nursing home so i prefer not to have to block her number but she is out of control. I already blocked her on FB when she started attacking my Navy friends. Any advise? I'd block her text messages but ya can't do that without blocking her calls also?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 10:13 PM (SjImc)

Tell her to back off and set the boundaries you feel comfortable with. If she refuses to be reasonable, then institute a no contact policy.

It sounds like she is harassing you and your friends with an increasing frequency, which is why I suggested that.

Posted by: Pickles at May 27, 2018 10:22 PM (BKTpn)

112 Tell her to back off and set the boundaries you feel comfortable with. If she refuses to be reasonable, then institute a no contact policy.

It sounds like she is harassing you and your friends with an increasing frequency, which is why I suggested that.
Posted by: Pickles at May 27, 2018 10:22 PM (BKTpn)

Unfotunetaly I have to have contact with her because of my mother

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 10:22 PM (SjImc)

113 I always wondered why people like that bother getting married.
Posted by: Concerned People's Front


The Paolo, for the caval donato, he is non si guarda in bocca.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 10:23 PM (6FqZa)

114 92 and did anyone else see the young republican idiot on Steve Hilton's program who had a brilliant idea for a carbon tax that would pay dividends to the American people?
Posted by: mallfly suPreme at May 27, 2018 10:16 PM (KxbBq)


How about I just keep my money, and then I won't need the government to pay me "dividends".

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2018 10:23 PM (sdi6R)

115 Heh. My sister is an SJW nutter too. I trained her not to inflict it on me, though - confrontation makes her uncomfortable.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 27, 2018 10:23 PM (h2Bdk)

116 Wow, the grid could be protected from EMPs for just $3 billion a year.

WTF is wrong with our government?

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2018 10:24 PM (e7oj4)

117 Nevergiveup,
All I can come up with is to just ignore her texts completely. Don't respond. It sounds like she wants attention. Maybe if you don't give it to her, she'll stop.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 27, 2018 10:24 PM (+lVUW)

118 Maybe if she cleaned the kayak out once in a while, the bear wouldn't find it so appetizing.
Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 10:20 PM (oIcPq)


I know this was meant in a totally innocent way but I kinda giggled a little when I read that.

This place is so awful.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 10:24 PM (fZuhk)

119 2 My mother taught me RELIGION.

"You better pray that will come out of the carpet.


That reminds me of the Emo Philips joke.
"I remember as a child praying to God for a bicycle. Then I realized it didn't work that way, so instead I stole one and prayed for forgiveness".

Several of his jokes reveal he's theologically knowledgeable. It would be interesting if he'd disclose his religious upbringing.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2018 10:24 PM (/qEW2)

120 Good evening everyone,
Still laughing at the homeschooling wisdom, may share it with my kids.

Mustache guy looks like he smiles a lot.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 27, 2018 10:24 PM (IDhUW)

121 Unfotunetaly I have to have contact with her because of my mother
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 10:22 PM (SjImc)

Can you get your moonbat sister taken off the POA?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2018 10:25 PM (WFV7d)

122 All I can come up with is to just ignore her texts completely. Don't respond. It sounds like she wants attention. Maybe if you don't give it to her, she'll stop.
Posted by: nerdygirl at May 27, 2018 10:24 PM (+lVUW)

I don't answer her...and that drives her increasingly more bat shit crazy lol. Not a peep. Unless it's a direct issue with my mother, i totally ignore her.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 10:25 PM (SjImc)

123 That stache is gangster as hell.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Stay woke! - Leigon of Gloom founding member/too sweet at May 27, 2018 10:26 PM (IYHxL)

124 My dad told me once that if a friend of his told him he/she was cheating on the spouse, they would no longer be friends, because if you're going to be tray someone with whom you've made solemn vows, you sure could easily screw him as well.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2018 10:26 PM (e7oj4)

125 I must be at that age where I've started dropping bits and pieces of myself

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books!
----


Trot line string, Walmart packing tape, paper tape, and the proverbial bailing wire. And if it creaks there is WD-40.

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2018 10:27 PM (BoJzR)

126 122 All I can come up with is to just ignore her texts completely. Don't respond. It sounds like she wants attention. Maybe if you don't give it to her, she'll stop.
Posted by: nerdygirl at May 27, 2018 10:24 PM (+lVUW)

I don't answer her...and that drives her increasingly more bat shit crazy lol. Not a peep. Unless it's a direct issue with my mother, i totally ignore her.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 10:25 PM (SjImc)


I tried that and it didn't work. So at the next family gathering once she started in I started yelling and swearing at full volume. Not something I normally do, btw. She got the message.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 27, 2018 10:27 PM (h2Bdk)

127 Can you get your moonbat sister taken off the POA?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2018 10:25 PM (WFV7d)

it's a 50-50 thing. I'd have to go to Court, spend a small fortune, and prove she is not only crazy but her conduct is harmful to my mother.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 10:27 PM (SjImc)

128 If I had hair lip I might think about growing a mustache like that.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 27, 2018 10:27 PM (rdl6o)

129 re 109: can't repeat very well, but he was talking about a carbon tax on petroleum, coal, etc, and the money instead of going to the gov't would be paid as a dividend to We the people.

I'd bet he voted for Jeb.
google "carbon tax dividend plan" if you want to see some links, but the whole thing sound stupid to me.

Posted by: mallfly suPreme at May 27, 2018 10:27 PM (KxbBq)

130 Unfotunetaly I have to have contact with her because of my mother
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 10:22 PM (SjImc)

Why does she have to engage in politics with you? She is obviiuosy trying to start drama at the least and high conflict fight at the worst when your mom is in bad health.

Same with engaging your friends.

I'd set some hard boundaries with her. If she refuses to respect them, then you will have further issues with her down the road. It's not healthy for anybody involved.

Sorry you have to go through this.

Posted by: Pickles at May 27, 2018 10:28 PM (BKTpn)

131 * sigh *



My neighborhood, Ellicott City, MD, has been trashed by flooding once again.



It looks like there just wasn't enough time since the last event to do something about flood prevention:



Baltimore Sun:

"A little more than two weeks ago, Hogan announced the state and
county had been awarded more than $1 million by the Federal Emergency
Management Agency to fund projects aimed at reducing the flood risk in
the areas surounding Main Street. At the time, he called it an
"important step in the rebirth of downtown Ellicott City."

Posted by: Serious Cat at May 27, 2018 10:06 PM (GtG/j)


I'm a member of a weather board and people around you say it's a combination of where Frederick Road was built and overdevelopment in the watershed area. So unfortunately, unless something drastic is done floods are going to continue to happen unless something drastic is done.

Posted by: Vendette at May 27, 2018 10:28 PM (TfcwT)

132 Wow, the grid could be protected from EMPs for just $3 billion a year.
Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2018 10:24 PM (e7oj4)


Mmm hmm. And will I get a letter every month from the grid I adopt, telling me things like how it has shoes to wear to school now because of my $3 billion per year? No I will not.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 10:28 PM (fZuhk)

133 My MIL is mad at my husband. They had a spat and now she's not speaking to either of us.
Rather childish for an 85 year old.
The bright side is that we get a vacation from her for a while. Won't be going down there every week-end while this goes on.
I'm being bad, I know. Sometimes I just can't help myself.

Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 10:28 PM (oIcPq)

134 it's a 50-50 thing. I'd have to go to Court, spend a small fortune, and prove she is not only crazy but her conduct is harmful to my mother.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 10:27 PM (SjImc)

Figured as much. How about opening an account in her name on one of the alt-right 4Chan boards, and forward all her texts to that?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2018 10:29 PM (WFV7d)

135 My dad told me once that if a friend of his told him
he/she was cheating on the spouse, they would no longer be friends,
because if you're going to be tray someone with whom you've made solemn
vows, you sure could easily screw him as well.
Posted by: logprof
---
Good advice.

There's a reason Dante's Inferno had as the ninth circle of Hell betrayal.

Nothing worse.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 27, 2018 10:29 PM (9rIkM)

136 ''I must be at that age where I've started dropping bits and pieces of myself ''

Yes that happens. Unfortunately, by that time in life your back is so stiff you can't bend over to pick them up.

Posted by: Tuna at May 27, 2018 10:29 PM (jm1YL)

137 Posted by: Jewells45 at May 27, 2018 10:01 PM (dUJdY)

Prayers for a complete and speedy healing.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 27, 2018 10:30 PM (EZebt)

138 unless something drastic is done floods are going to continue to happen unless something drastic is done.
Posted by: Vendette at May 27, 2018 10:28 PM (TfcwT)

Like move the town out of the flood plain?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2018 10:30 PM (WFV7d)

139 I tried that and it didn't work. So at the next family gathering once she started in I started yelling and swearing at full volume. Not something I normally do, btw. She got the message.
Posted by: Ace's liver at May 27, 2018 10:27 PM (h2Bdk)

She more or less refrains from doing it in public and at family events, mostly. She does it in private by text. When my mother dies and the estate is settled, then she will be dead to me for ever. And she has no kids, no family that likes her. She will die a miserable and lonely death.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 10:30 PM (SjImc)

140 Oh and I was gardening this morning and stepped the
wrong way on my bad foot. Felt like someone had shoved a knife into
it.. so I basically wish I could cut my foot off at this point. Pain on
scale of 1 to 10? Fucking 11. I can't make it to next year. I was
hoping but if this keeps up I will have to break down and have surgery.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 27, 2018 10:10 PM (dUJdY)


Jewells, if you see this later, perhaps try a chiropractor.

Posted by: Vendette at May 27, 2018 10:30 PM (TfcwT)

141 118 Maybe if she cleaned the kayak out once in a while, the bear wouldn't find it so appetizing.
Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 10:20 PM (oIcPq)

I know this was meant in a totally innocent way but I kinda giggled a little when I read that.

This place is so awful.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 10:24 PM (fZuhk)

I have a thing for snail trails.

Posted by: The Bear at May 27, 2018 10:31 PM (BKTpn)

142 Figured as much. How about opening an account in her name on one of the alt-right 4Chan boards, and forward all her texts to that?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2018 10:29 PM (WFV7d)

I save ALL her texts. if we ever end up in court, she will have to answer for them

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 10:32 PM (SjImc)

143 What caliber if I am hunting pandas?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 27, 2018 10:32 PM (rnAwa)

144 I started taking B12 for my aching joints and it seems to help. Might try that, Jewells.

Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 10:32 PM (oIcPq)

145 135 My dad told me once that if a friend of his told him
he/she was cheating on the spouse, they would no longer be friends,
because if you're going to be tray someone with whom you've made solemn
vows, you sure could easily screw him as well.
Posted by: logprof
---
Good advice.

There's a reason Dante's Inferno had as the ninth circle of Hell betrayal.

Nothing worse.
Posted by: Tonypete at May 27, 2018 10:29 PM (9rIkM)


I think most people used to take that attitude, then somewhere in the '60s or '70s we decided, as a country, judging people is wrong.

That was a mistake. Back when there were social consequences for adultery and divorce they didn't happen as often.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 27, 2018 10:32 PM (h2Bdk)

146 OK. As probably 85% of the people here already know, 'Where Eagles Dare' just began.

Posted by: goatexchange at May 27, 2018 10:33 PM (YFnq5)

147 I have a thing for snail trails.
Posted by: The Bear at May 27, 2018 10:31 PM (BKTpn)

(after tearing kayak apart)

Fuck! There's no meat in here. Just an empty wrapper.

Posted by: The bear at May 27, 2018 10:33 PM (WFV7d)

148 Local officials in Michigan tend to like coyotes because they get rid of roadkill. I'm not sure if there is anything cost effective that they can do about coyotes. Those cute raccoons can also be a problem. I knew someone whose dog got a big gash on its side from a raccoon. And I don't let my dog go out in my fenced in backyard after dark, because I'm afraid of her getting skunked.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 27, 2018 10:33 PM (+lVUW)

149 MisHum, how did you get ahold of my curriculum?

Eris and Serious Cat, I'm glad you're both okay.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2018 10:33 PM (oMtOd)

150 Like move the town out of the flood plain?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2018 10:30 PM (WFV7d)

Or build tunnels for it, like Frederick, MD has done.

Posted by: Vendette at May 27, 2018 10:33 PM (TfcwT)

151 My brother and I have joint POA for our mom. I'm a conservative and he's whatever. His wife is a liberal but a very quiet, politics don't belong in family gatherings liberal and we are all very respectful of each others' personal choices. You know, the way Americans are supposed to be.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at May 27, 2018 10:34 PM (2ZUTy)

152 51
Not many threats in my youth. Brother standing alongside the freeway as we drove away after one of his meltdowns kinda made clear the response to misbehavior.
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 27, 2018 10:04 PM (e1mEI)

===

The only reason mom came back after throwing me and my little sister out of her car on Queens Blvd. was because my grandma, of blessed memory, who was in the car, begged her to.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 27, 2018 10:34 PM (EZebt)

153 Jewells45

Prayers for you good health and that of your friends ascending.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 27, 2018 10:34 PM (hyuyC)

154 Figured as much. How about opening an account in her name on one of the alt-right 4Chan boards, and forward all her texts to that?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2018 10:29 PM (WFV7d)

It's sneaky. It's slimy. It's downright despicable.
I like it.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at May 27, 2018 10:34 PM (bNHuv)

155 Any advise? I'd block her text messages but ya can't do that without blocking her calls also?
Posted by: Nevergiveup
----------------

Frustrated, lonely, desperate; that's what I hear.
There's some subtext. Sooth her out and as suggested above get her off the POA and set some boundaries.

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2018 10:34 PM (BoJzR)

156 My brother and I have joint POA for our mom. I'm a conservative and he's whatever. His wife is a liberal but a very quiet, politics don't belong in family gatherings liberal and we are all very respectful of each others' personal choices. You know, the way Americans are supposed to be.
Posted by: katya the designated driver at May 27, 2018 10:34 PM (2ZUTy)

Yup that is the way it should be

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 10:35 PM (SjImc)

157 I have a thing for snail trails.
Posted by: The Bear at May 27, 2018 10:31 PM (BKTpn)

(after tearing kayak apart)

Fuck! There's no meat in here. Just an empty wrapper.
Posted by: The bear at May 27, 2018 10:33 PM (WFV7d)


https://youtu.be/U9AFxif9IsM?t=21s

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 10:35 PM (fZuhk)

158 Aching joints. I know this sounds like voodoo witchcraft and bogus home remedy and wives' tales and urban legend, but here it is. And take it from me, a skeptic if ever there was one:

Diatomaceous Earth (DE).

It freaking works.

Posted by: goatexchange at May 27, 2018 10:35 PM (YFnq5)

159 unless something drastic is done floods are going to continue to happen unless something drastic is done.
Posted by: Vendette at May 27, 2018 10:28 PM (TfcwT)

Like move the town out of the flood plain?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

It's in the flood plain because thats where the water power was for the Mills and transportation to Baltimore.

We need to stop using the 100/year etc flood index, people don't understand it

Posted by: Jean at May 27, 2018 10:35 PM (MS0+a)

160 146 OK. As probably 85% of the people here already know, 'Where Eagles Dare' just began.
Posted by: goatexchange at May 27, 2018 10:33 PM (YFnq5)

--On TCM?

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2018 10:35 PM (e7oj4)

161 I put too much Louisiana Hot Sauce on my burrito

I do not understand those words in that order.

Posted by: tbodie at May 27, 2018 10:36 PM (cd/X8)

162 Those cute raccoons can also be a problem. I knew someone whose dog got a big gash on its side from a raccoon. And I don't let my dog go out in my fenced in backyard after dark, because I'm afraid of her getting skunked.
Posted by: nerdygirl at May 27, 2018 10:33 PM (+lVUW)


Raccoon scat is dangerous. They carry some kind of parasite that also infects humans. I forget the name, but you really don't want to have Raccoons pooping around you.

Also... rabies.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 27, 2018 10:36 PM (h2Bdk)

163 Prof - yes, TCM.

Posted by: goatexchange at May 27, 2018 10:36 PM (YFnq5)

164 Power of Attorney was a lesser-known Jennifer Rush hit from 1984.

Posted by: music history at May 27, 2018 10:36 PM (Qc3F/)

165 Diatomaceous Earth (DE).

It freaking works.
Posted by: goatexchange at May 27, 2018 10:35 PM (YFnq5)

Rub on the joint, or take it internally?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2018 10:37 PM (WFV7d)

166 104 I saw this at Instapundit earlier:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybevdpjz
Posted by: rickl


Good one. I read a written description of the DDay Invasion. I had to stop reading.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 27, 2018 10:37 PM (+lVUW)

167 86 And, yes Puddleglum, people like that tend to not like the idea that bad behavior has consequences.
Posted by: nerdygirl



Not sure what happened to the guy. I got transferred to my next assignment and lost track. In his defense, his wife was also a serial adulterer. Frankly I hope they stayed married. They deserved each other.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 27, 2018 10:37 PM (pY+s4)

168 I read that a bath in tomato sauce gets rid of the skunk smell.

Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 10:37 PM (oIcPq)

169 Damn, I haven't seen the words "diatomaceous earth" since seventh grade biology.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2018 10:38 PM (e7oj4)

170 Not sure what happened to the guy. I got transferred to my next assignment and lost track. In his defense, his wife was also a serial adulterer. Frankly I hope they stayed married. They deserved each other.
Posted by: Puddleglum at May 27, 2018 10:37 PM (pY+s4)

Sounds like my ex and his soulmate, or as I like to refer to them - Uncle Daddy and Aunt Skanky.

Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 10:39 PM (oIcPq)

171 Heh, I like this guys acronym for "Strategic Assured National Existence," inverting the old MAD.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2018 10:39 PM (e7oj4)

172 and did anyone else see the young republican idiot on Steve Hilton's program who had a brilliant idea for a carbon tax that would pay dividends to the American people?
Posted by: mallfly suPreme at May 27, 2018 10:16 PM (KxbBq)

How about I just keep my money, and then I won't need the government to pay me "dividends".
Posted by: rickl

How about the Europeans pay the tax and we take the dividends? Force majure

Posted by: Jean at May 27, 2018 10:40 PM (MS0+a)

173 Umm, Nevergiveup, IIRC you live in NJ, right? The solution to your troublesome sister should be right in front of your face.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 10:40 PM (md3fh)

174 115 Heh. My sister is an SJW nutter too. I trained her not to inflict it on me, though - confrontation makes her uncomfortable.
Posted by: Ace's liver


Yeah, my SIL is liberal. The few times she's brought up anything political, I did a reasonably good job of refuting her, so she almost never does it. Of course, she has better things to do with her time than to text crap to people who aren't interested. So that helps.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 27, 2018 10:41 PM (+lVUW)

175 Raccoon scat is dangerous. They carry some kind of parasite that also infects humans. I forget the name, but you really don't want to have Raccoons pooping around you.

Also... rabies.
Posted by: Ace's liver at May 27, 2018 10:36 PM (h2Bdk)

--Yes. Mentioned in an episode of Monsters Inside Me.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2018 10:41 PM (e7oj4)

176 unless something drastic is done floods are going to continue to happen unless something drastic is done.

Posted by: Vendette at May 27, 2018 10:28 PM (TfcwT)



Like move the town out of the flood plain?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon



It's in the flood plain because thats where the water power was for the Mills and transportation to Baltimore.



We need to stop using the 100/year etc flood index, people don't understand it

Posted by: Jean at May 27, 2018 10:35 PM (MS0+a)


Mental note, check post to make sure you're not repeating yourself.

That section of Ellicott City can flood in bad rainfall conditions because Frederick Road (State Route 144) was built parallel to a tributary of the Patapasco River, and the tributary has a funnel point into the river right where downtown Ellicott City sits. Happy raging river.

Posted by: Vendette at May 27, 2018 10:41 PM (TfcwT)

177 People are obviously unfamiliar with my official "Don't Pick Up The Freaking Reptiles" rule. This is why cameras were invented, people. Take a picture, admire the creature from afar, and don't give it the opportunity to bite you.

Posted by: joncelli, delivering his speech at May 27, 2018 10:41 PM (1FhAQ)

178 Umm, Nevergiveup, IIRC you live in NJ, right? The solution to your troublesome sister should be right in front of your face.
Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 10:40 PM (md3fh)

Fat Tony?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 10:42 PM (SjImc)

179 I thought raccoons were cute until we caught one in the shed eating the dog's food. It was at least 3 times the size of our largish cocker spaniel and angry. Not cute.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 27, 2018 10:43 PM (IDhUW)

180 Hellacious mustache! I... don't think I can grow that.

Hilarious parental lessons.

"Let us take a peak at an active volcano."

Heh. Have we reached peek illiteracy yet?

Posted by: mindful webworker - stuck in the 20th Century at May 27, 2018 10:43 PM (ECLlc)

181 Like so many others, I have a liberal sister. She is a cat lady. We talk about three times a year, ever since about a year ago when she hit me up for $$ for the last time after banging up the car that I BOUGHT FOR HER BRAND NEW and I explained that she was not getting any more from me. Amazing how that worked in convincing her not to bother me.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 10:43 PM (md3fh)

182 178 Umm, Nevergiveup, IIRC you live in NJ, right? The solution to your troublesome sister should be right in front of your face.
Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 10:40 PM (md3fh)

Fat Tony?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 10:42 PM (SjImc)


Having her whacked seems like a bit much.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 27, 2018 10:43 PM (h2Bdk)

183 I don't answer her...and that drives her increasingly more bat shit crazy lol. Not a peep. Unless it's a direct issue with my mother, i totally ignore her.
Posted by: Nevergiveup


She really is batshit crazy. Well adjusted people can take a hint.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 27, 2018 10:44 PM (+lVUW)

184 It was in the high 90's here in Iowa today. I'm not going to be able to stray very far from the AC to survive this summer, I'm afraid. I was struck with heat exhaustion about 15 or so years ago and since then, I get nauseated whenever I get too hot. Kind of a bummer.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at May 27, 2018 10:44 PM (2ZUTy)

185 Uh, Fat Tony probably knows a guy IYKWIM. Keep it on the down low.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 10:44 PM (md3fh)

186 Umm, Nevergiveup, IIRC you live in NJ, right? The solution to your troublesome sister should be right in front of your face.
Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 10:40 PM (md3fh)

Fat Tony?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 10:42 PM (SjImc)


Pork roll egg and cheese?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 10:44 PM (fZuhk)

187 What caliber if I am hunting pandas?
Posted by: BourbonChicken

Hmm, tight cover, big animal, an Enfield jungle carbine would be the classic choice in .303. The modern .357 with heavy hard cast bullet out of a revolver with a 5in plus barrel or a light carbine (77/357) or a lever gun would probably work in the thick stuff.

Posted by: Jean at May 27, 2018 10:44 PM (MS0+a)

188 181 Like so many others, I have a liberal sister. She is a cat lady. We talk about three times a year, ever since about a year ago when she hit me up for $$ for the last time after banging up the car that I BOUGHT FOR HER BRAND NEW and I explained that she was not getting any more from me. Amazing how that worked in convincing her not to bother me.
Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 10:43 PM (md3fh)

Sad.

I just don't talk politics with people in my family with whom I disagree with.

We all get along.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 27, 2018 10:44 PM (F5+ro)

189 DE. i started taking it a year ago, as a goof, because my 62-yr old hips were chronic discomfort. I feared hip replacements in the near-term. Two colleagues at work swore by it; a teaspoon a day, and it's ridiculously cheap. I had never heard of it; i thought they were either joking or dupes. both were my age and had joint pain and stiffness. So I figured, what's to lose? DE was a cheap and easy way to possibly stave that off a while.

Within one week (1 tsp/day) all pain in both hips vanished. No side effects. And over the past year, i have occasionally stopped my 1 tsp/day treatment... and sure enough, within 3-4 days, the pain returned. Doctor's visits revealed no adverse effects.

So I am now a believer. Good luck all who try it; it's worked for me, big time.

Posted by: goatexchange at May 27, 2018 10:45 PM (YFnq5)

190 I just don't talk politics with people in my family with whom I disagree with.

We all get along.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 27, 2018 10:44 PM (F5+ro)

I don't talk politics with her...THAT is what drives her crazy. LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 10:46 PM (SjImc)

191 Nevergiveup, tell her you are on a political fast. Part of your new spiritual path according to your Buddhist guru or something.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 27, 2018 10:46 PM (hMwEB)

192 Diatomaceous Earth (DE).

It freaking works.

Posted by: goatexchange at May 27, 2018 10:35 PM (YFnq5)
---
yup!

you inhale it regularly until the silicosis kills you. then your joints don't hurt anymore!

#ProblemSolved

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 27, 2018 10:46 PM (Lcq0D)

193 Regarding handling snakes? I grew up in Missouri. I leave snakes alone and they leave me alone. Kind of like family and politics. Everybody gets along.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at May 27, 2018 10:46 PM (2ZUTy)

194 Not cute.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 27, 2018 10:43 PM (IDhUW)


The only people who think raccoons are cute have never met one. They also murder chickens for fun - break into the coop, kill them all, and don't even eat them.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 10:46 PM (fZuhk)

195
That section of Ellicott City can flood in bad rainfall conditions because Frederick Road (State Route 144) was built parallel to a tributary of the Patapasco River, and the tributary has a funnel point into the river right where downtown Ellicott City sits. Happy raging river.
Posted by: Vendette

Phone did it. Let me guess which party built that road.

Posted by: Jean at May 27, 2018 10:47 PM (MS0+a)

196 Tell us more about the DE. Do you mix it in juice or something? Since I am only mumble mumble years old of course my joints are just hunky-dory, but I am curious.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 10:47 PM (md3fh)

197 190 I just don't talk politics with people in my family with whom I disagree with.

We all get along.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 27, 2018 10:44 PM (F5+ro)

I don't talk politics with her...THAT is what drives her crazy. LOL
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 10:46 PM (SjImc)

Ooh, one of those. Like she knows she's going to see you, so she gets a bunch of talking points ready?

I have an aunt like that. We try not to invite her places. Luckily the rest of the family is much more normal, even if we don't all agree politically.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 27, 2018 10:47 PM (F5+ro)

198 124 My dad told me once that if a friend of his told him he/she was cheating on the spouse, they would no longer be friends, because if you're going to be tray someone with whom you've made solemn vows, you sure could easily screw him as well.
Posted by: logprof


Back when I was in my twenties I would go clubbing (not the baby seal kind) with a woman who was manipulative and would lie to guys she was dating. She would make a date with a guy, then if a better offer came along, she would tell the first one that there was a medical emergency in her family. It didn't take me long to figure out that if they couldn't trust her, neither could I.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 27, 2018 10:47 PM (+lVUW)

199 Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000837325457371136

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000837423142752257

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000837522132480000

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000837642555150337

Posted by: kbdabear at May 27, 2018 10:47 PM (eh0Va)

200 Oh, sorry, forgot to list the dosage and method for DE. My friends have a teaspoon a day in their morning orange juice. I have it during the day, in either water or club soda, flavored with lime/lemon juice. It tastes like chalk

Posted by: goatexchange at May 27, 2018 10:48 PM (YFnq5)

201 Where in MO, katya? I grew up in Columbia.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 10:48 PM (md3fh)

202 168 I read that a bath in tomato sauce gets rid of the skunk smell.
Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 10:37 PM (oIcPq)

Yes.... The skunk smell. That's the ticket.

Posted by: James Alefantis at May 27, 2018 10:48 PM (BKTpn)

203 More Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000837751162523650

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000837860319268869

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Posted by: kbdabear at May 27, 2018 10:49 PM (eh0Va)

204 President Donald Trump is struggling to convince Congress to fund his border wall along the frontier with Mexico. Meanwhile, Israel is building a new wall along its border with Gaza underwater.
The Jerusalem Post reports that the new wall will be the first marine barrier of its kind in the world:



The Defense Ministry has started construction on an underwater barrier, which will stretch from the southern Israeli community of Zikim out into the Mediterranean to stave off Hamas infiltration by sea.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 10:49 PM (SjImc)

205 Diatomaceous Earth is sold at Walmart.com as a bed bug treatment.

Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 10:49 PM (oIcPq)

206 Even More Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000838211214757888

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000838342756503553

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000838510738395136

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1000838642317787136

Posted by: kbdabear at May 27, 2018 10:50 PM (eh0Va)

207 So could you cut out the middleman and just eat the bed bugs? That would work, right?

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 10:50 PM (md3fh)

208 City Flooding.

We were in Detroit for a baseball game and after the game we were trying to get out of town but the freeway was beginning to flood from the rain. The storm drains were backing up in low areas (underpasses especially) instead of draining the runoff, the storm drain looked like fountains of water gushing up out of the ground. We got through just before the freeway flooded.

Then in Albuquerque one summer, rain in the foothills filled the storm channel to the point where the flood water topped a bridge, and that storm channel was 10-15 feet deep. One woman was killed when she tried to drive across the flooded bridge and was swept off the bridge.

When I was in grade school, I used to make waterways through my sandbox and then flood the sand box. Eventually all the sand washed away into the yard, but it was fun while the sand lasted.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 27, 2018 10:50 PM (roQNm)

209 Be well, Dad is coming down for Memorial Day. Jules is recovering from surgery.
Think we be well, he knows he can't stay. He understands. My Dad is a very cool guy.

Posted by: Farmer at May 27, 2018 10:50 PM (yJ1e6)

210 The comedian who may no longer be named had this to say about mothers stressing the need to wear clean underwear in case of an accident: "When you have a truck coming at you, first you say it, then you do it."

Posted by: epobirs at May 27, 2018 10:50 PM (AJKgl)

211 Like she knows she's going to see you, so she gets a bunch of talking points ready?

I have an aunt like that. We try not to invite her places. Luckily the rest of the family is much more normal, even if we don't all agree politically.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 27, 2018 10:47 PM (F5+ro)

No WORSE...she text message harrases me. And at all hours of the night. When I am with patients. When I am on Duty. Continues. And crazy shit also. Threatening me with consequences

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 10:51 PM (SjImc)

212
Wow, the grid could be protected from EMPs for just $3 billion a year.
WTF is wrong with our government?
Posted by: logprof


The government doesn't own the grid.
If they did, I imagine that project would go from 3 billion to 100 trillion in no time. Just like Boston's "Big Dig" or Jerry Brown's electric train set.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 27, 2018 10:51 PM (IqV8l)

213 205 Diatomaceous Earth is sold at Walmart.com as a bed bug treatment.
Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 10:49 PM (oIcPq)


If you're going to eat that stuff make sure you get the food grade variety. High silica DE is toxic.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 27, 2018 10:51 PM (h2Bdk)

214 Within one week (1 tsp/day) all pain in both hips vanished. No side effects. And over the past year, i have occasionally stopped my 1 tsp/day treatment... and sure enough, within 3-4 days, the pain returned. Doctor's visits revealed no adverse effects.

--------

ITS A TRAP!!!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 10:51 PM (CPfoe)

215 Ruthless, I grew up in a little burg called, "Etterville", about halfway between Jeff City and Lake of the Ozarks.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at May 27, 2018 10:52 PM (2ZUTy)

216 No WORSE...she text message harrases me. And at all hours of the night. When I am with patients. When I am on Duty. Continues. And crazy shit also. Threatening me with consequences
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 10:51 PM (SjImc)

Ha, that's hilarious. Like "so I guess you want to kill old people now since you support Paul Ryan?" kind of stuff?

That's great, she sounds like a lovely person.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 27, 2018 10:52 PM (F5+ro)

217 Can't stop water, first rule for civil engineering

Posted by: Jean at May 27, 2018 10:52 PM (MS0+a)

218 We were in Detroit for a baseball game and after the game we were trying to get out of town but the freeway was beginning to flood from the rain. The storm drains were backing up in low areas (underpasses especially) instead of draining the runoff, the storm drain looked like fountains of water gushing up out of the ground. We got through just before the freeway flooded.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 27, 2018 10:50 PM (roQNm)


How long ago? This is 96 from about 3 years ago:

https://stoatnet.org/takehimtodetroit.jpg

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 10:53 PM (fZuhk)

219 ITS A TRAP!!!
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 10:51 PM (CPfoe)

No, dude, that shit works.

You freebase that white powder, and you got NO pain.

But yeah, you definitely do have to take it every day or you get all kinds of shakes and pains and DT's.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 27, 2018 10:53 PM (F5+ro)

220 207 So could you cut out the middleman and just eat the bed bugs? That would work, right?
Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 10:50 PM (md3fh)

----------

This is gonna be GREAT!

Posted by: Flounder at May 27, 2018 10:53 PM (CPfoe)

221 Hmm, don't remember Etterville. Used to water ski on the LotO and canoe the Current River. Lots of great memories of the Ozarks.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 10:53 PM (md3fh)

222 Ha, that's hilarious. Like "so I guess you want to kill old people now since you support Paul Ryan?" kind of stuff?

That's great, she sounds like a lovely person.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 27, 2018 10:52 PM (F5+ro)

Yup. And worse.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 10:53 PM (SjImc)

223 ''Umm, Nevergiveup, IIRC you live in NJ, right? The solution to your troublesome sister should be right in front of your face.''

Tony Soprano?

Posted by: Tuna at May 27, 2018 10:54 PM (jm1YL)

224 168 I read that a bath in tomato sauce gets rid of the skunk smell.
Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 10:37 PM (oIcPq)


Just keep enough tomato sauce on hand to fill your bathtub.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2018 10:54 PM (sdi6R)

225 129 re 109: can't repeat very well, but he was talking about a carbon tax on petroleum, coal, etc, and the money instead of going to the gov't would be paid as a dividend to We the people.

I'd bet he voted for Jeb.
google "carbon tax dividend plan" if you want to see some links, but the whole thing sound stupid to me.
Posted by: mallfly suPreme



Sounds like a way to create an expensive new bureaucracy. We'll take your money away from you, then give it back to you. Now who do I, as a member of congress, know that wants a cushy job in D.C.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 27, 2018 10:54 PM (+lVUW)

226
It was in the high 90's here in Iowa today. I'm not going to be able to stray very far from the AC to survive this summer, I'm afraid. I was struck with heat exhaustion about 15 or so years ago and since then, I get nauseated whenever I get too hot. Kind of a bummer.
Posted by: katya the designated driver


I'm ready for winter to come back.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 27, 2018 10:55 PM (IqV8l)

227
Wow, the grid could be protected from EMPs for just $3 billion a year.
WTF is wrong with our government?
Posted by: logprof

The government doesn't own the grid.
If they did, I imagine that project would go from 3 billion to 100 trillion in no time. Just like Boston's "Big Dig" or Jerry Brown's electric train set.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot

For about 8K I can install a natgas genset ...

Posted by: Jean at May 27, 2018 10:55 PM (MS0+a)

228 Ruthless, I went to school in Eldon. That sound familiar?

Posted by: katya the designated driver at May 27, 2018 10:55 PM (2ZUTy)

229 224 168 I read that a bath in tomato sauce gets rid of the skunk smell.
Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 10:37 PM (oIcPq)


-----------

Tomato sauce, the blood of virgins, whatevz.

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! 2016, Who Will Never Be POTUS at May 27, 2018 10:56 PM (CPfoe)

230 Bertram, the weather was glorious for about a month. Then this week happened.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at May 27, 2018 10:57 PM (2ZUTy)

231 Raccoon scat is dangerous. They carry some kind of parasite that also infects humans. I forget the name, but you really don't want to have Raccoons pooping around you.

Also... rabies.
Posted by: Ace's liver at May 27, 2018 10:36 PM (h2Bdk)

--Dammit kbd, driving me to distraction.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2018 10:57 PM (e7oj4)

232 the "lessons" would be funnier to me if my alleged "mother" hadn't beaten me in shrieking rages uncountable times for the sin of being "just like your father"... (along with any other excuse she could invent.)

WTF else is a first born son supposed to be like? from certain things over the years, i get the idea she wanted a daughter, and it was only a few years ago that i found out there had been several miscarriages before i came along.

such a loving household i grew up in.

to this day, i have no idea when their anniversary is, or how long they've been married.

but at least i dodged the pervert priest at the local church, and the other perv at my high school.

those of you with happy childhoods and normal parents, count your blessings, and pass them on.

please.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 27, 2018 10:57 PM (Lcq0D)

233 If you're going to eat that stuff make sure you get the food grade variety. High silica DE is toxic.
Posted by: Ace's liver at May 27, 2018 10:51 PM (h2Bdk)

It's got to have silica to be diatomaceous earth. Diatoms are single-celled marine plants that build themselves tiny shells of silica, typically covered in spines and spikes. That's why the stuff kills bugs; it clogs the pores in their hide that they breathe through.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2018 10:57 PM (WFV7d)

234 Sorry to hear about your sister NGU, sounds miserable. I hope somehow some reasonableness gets thru to her.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 27, 2018 10:57 PM (IDhUW)

235 WTF, how did I paste that comment into mine?

I'm not even tipsy yet.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2018 10:57 PM (e7oj4)

236 The government doesn't own the grid.
Posted by: Jean at May 27, 2018 10:55 PM (MS0+a)


NERC, the oversight corporation for the grid, isn't even government (though they are somehow accountable to DHS for CIP in ways that I don't entirely understand).

https://www.nerc.com/

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 10:58 PM (fZuhk)

237 Sure, I know Eldon. Hadn't thought of that name for many moons.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 10:58 PM (md3fh)

238 Sorry to hear about your sister NGU, sounds miserable. I hope somehow some reasonableness gets thru to her.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 27, 2018 10:57 PM (IDhUW)

Not a snowflakes chance in hell.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 10:58 PM (SjImc)

239 I would occasionally tweet back a link to the process for forcible commitment in NJ

Posted by: Jean at May 27, 2018 10:59 PM (MS0+a)

240 Hydrogen peroxide for skunk. Ask me how I know.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 27, 2018 10:59 PM (hyuyC)

241 Hey Nevergiveup....

Your sister sounds great compared to mine.

Wanna swap?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 27, 2018 10:59 PM (wYseH)

242 Posted by: redc1c4 at May 27, 2018 10:57 PM (Lcq0D)




{{{{red}}}}



Posted by: Vendette at May 27, 2018 10:59 PM (TfcwT)

243 Weir's current mustache is almost as silly as the one upthread.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 27, 2018 11:00 PM (+fTAB)

244 Nevergiveup, empathies.

IMHO (although it's easy for me to say):
- Block her number.
- Get an official restraining order.
- Charge her with stalking and harassment, civilly and criminally if you can.
- Make her life a living hell back.

I'm at the point where I'm zero tolerance for angry libs, period. Thank God my boss stopped bringing up politics in the office.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 11:00 PM (eMKNe)

245 232 the "lessons" would be funnier to me if my alleged "mother" hadn't beaten me in shrieking rages uncountable times for the sin of being "just like your father"... (along with any other excuse she could invent.)

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 27, 2018 10:57 PM (Lcq0D)

Damn, your mother was Livia Soprano?

Posted by: kbdabear at May 27, 2018 11:00 PM (eh0Va)

246 I would occasionally tweet back a link to the process for forcible commitment in NJ
Posted by: Jean at May 27, 2018 10:59 PM (MS0+a)

I was thinking of tweeting a pic of my Glock and Baretta, but she'd turn me in a NY minute

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 11:00 PM (SjImc)

247 140 Oh and I was gardening this morning and stepped the
wrong way on my bad foot. Felt like someone had shoved a knife into
it.. so I basically wish I could cut my foot off at this point. Pain on
scale of 1 to 10? Fucking 11. I can't make it to next year. I was
hoping but if this keeps up I will have to break down and have surgery.

Posted by: Jewells45


I did something similar. I went to the doctor, he ordered an xray. It turned out that I broke some bone in my foot. There really wasn't much medical treatment other than some pain pills and I had to wear shoes that gave me support, no barefoot, and no sandals. It might not be as bad as you think.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 27, 2018 11:00 PM (+lVUW)

248 233 If you're going to eat that stuff make sure you get the food grade variety. High silica DE is toxic.
Posted by: Ace's liver at May 27, 2018 10:51 PM (h2Bdk)

It's got to have silica to be diatomaceous earth. Diatoms are single-celled marine plants that build themselves tiny shells of silica, typically covered in spines and spikes. That's why the stuff kills bugs; it clogs the pores in their hide that they breathe through.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2018 10:57 PM (WFV7d)


Understood. The point was it comes in two different grades: Filter grade and food grade. The filter grade stuff isn't safe to eat.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/what-is-diatomaceous-earth#section2

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 27, 2018 11:00 PM (h2Bdk)

249

How long ago? This is 96 from about 3 years ago:

https://stoatnet.org/takehimtodetroit.jpg

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 10:53 PM

Sheeeooot That was 'way back in the late fifties. I don't think I was in high school yet. That column of water gushing up out of the manhole was the size of the manhole and about eight feet high.

Albuquerque was in the late eighties.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 27, 2018 11:01 PM (roQNm)

250 I'm not sure if anyone truly has a happy childhood. It seems like an impossible dream. Of course, families keep it all inside the walls and to the outside world they seem "normal" and everything. Inside, well, it's probably a lunatic asylum in miniature in many if not most cases.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 11:01 PM (md3fh)

251 Nevergiveup,

INHO it sounds like she is not going to be of much assistance if your mom is having difficulties. Leftists are prone to become basket cases when a real crisis effects their personal lives, hell they go moonbat over DJT who has only done imaginary things to to them. Cut her off for your own well being.

Posted by: colfax mingo at May 27, 2018 11:01 PM (FoFVZ)

252 Your sister sounds great compared to mine.

Wanna swap?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 27, 2018 10:59 PM (wYseH)

Oh she is stealing my from Mother's funds also. LOL

How about a "Throw Mother from the train" scenario?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 11:02 PM (SjImc)

253 NGU, is there any particular reason why you can't restrict her from contacting you except through your attorney?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 11:02 PM (fZuhk)

254 I was reading about the Norks at Quora last night.

The consensus there seems to be that China does NOT have their back anymore, and that if Lil' Fatso tries something, we more or less have permission to do anything we want to Pyongyang, short of nukes.

Seems a little too rosy a scenario to me, but I hope it's true. I've always had the impression if we ever went seriously after NoKo, China would threaten to nuke the US.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 11:02 PM (eMKNe)

255 NGU, sorry to be a bit morbid but are your mom's will /estate/ trust issues are up to date to make sure dear sister can't be a pain after your mom passes?

Posted by: Vendette at May 27, 2018 11:02 PM (TfcwT)

256 So, as far as we can figure out, the furnace fan conked out Friday night, which led to the A/C blowing a fuse due to it trying to turn on and off too quickly, which then knocked out a main fuse for most of the house...... right in the middle of a heat wave on Memorial Day weekend when we've got 3 extra kids. I've got a furnace guy coming at 0800. Meanwhile, we're all camped out in the basement (literally- we're in sleeping bags) while constantly sipping water.

I can't say "worst Memorial Day ever" since Pooky is alive and with me, but it sure has been unpleasant.

Posted by: pookysgirl'sbtoes are being nibbled on by a grue at May 27, 2018 11:02 PM (XKZwp)

257
IMHO (although it's easy for me to say):
- Block her number.
- Get an official restraining order.
- Charge her with stalking and harassment, civilly and criminally if you can.
- Make her life a living hell back.

I'm at the point where I'm zero tolerance for angry libs, period. Thank God my boss stopped bringing up politics in the office.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 11:00 PM (eMKNe)

Seems a bit harsh

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 27, 2018 11:02 PM (F5+ro)

258 Nevergiveup, Fat Tony is on line one.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 11:03 PM (md3fh)

259 Harry, probably but from what I've seen, nuclear-level apeshit is all these libs understand any more.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 11:04 PM (eMKNe)

260 250 I'm not sure if anyone truly has a happy childhood. It seems like an impossible dream. Of course, families keep it all inside the walls and to the outside world they seem "normal" and everything. Inside, well, it's probably a lunatic asylum in miniature in many if not most cases.
Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 11:01 PM (md3fh)


I had a happy childhood. I can't imagine what it must have been like for people who were abused.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 27, 2018 11:04 PM (h2Bdk)

261 have a crazy, and I mean crazy, left wing nut bag sister who keeps sending me one outrageous text message after the next. One crazier the the next. She wants to discuss her crazy left wing politics with and I refuse. We have joint POA for my mother who is in a nursing home so i prefer not to have to block her number but she is out of control. I already blocked her on FB when she started attacking my Navy friends. Any advise? I'd block her text messages but ya can't do that without blocking her calls also?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May




yukon cornelius came up with a solution for the abominable snowman that should be right up your alley.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 27, 2018 11:04 PM (MTjB1)

262 redc1c4 at May 27, 2018 10:57 PM

Ya, I know what you mean.
And that's all I'm gonna say.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 27, 2018 11:04 PM (roQNm)

263 Yeah, sure, it's easy to have a happy childhood when you're somebody's liver.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 11:04 PM (md3fh)

264 My parents weren't horrible , I think they did the best they could. Looking back I was incredibly optimistic to think I could raise children. I did the best I could, learned along the way, may God make up the deficient for it is great.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 27, 2018 11:05 PM (IDhUW)

265 254 I was reading about the Norks at Quora last night.

The consensus there seems to be that China does NOT have their back anymore, and that if Lil' Fatso tries something, we more or less have permission to do anything we want to Pyongyang, short of nukes.

Seems a little too rosy a scenario to me, but I hope it's true. I've always had the impression if we ever went seriously after NoKo, China would threaten to nuke the US.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 11:02 PM (eMKNe)

My (admittedly controversial) read on the Nork/ ChiCom situation has always been that China has way more pull in North Korea than is typically thought.

As in, China uses North Korea has a "bad cop" to their "good cop."

But it's hard to say.

And of course, the Nork leadership would never admit to that, whatwith the historic feelings that Koreans hold of Chinese.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 27, 2018 11:05 PM (F5+ro)

266 INHO it sounds like she is not going to be of much assistance if your mom is having difficulties. Leftists are prone to become basket cases when a real crisis effects their personal lives, hell they go moonbat over DJT who has only done imaginary things to to them. Cut her off for your own well being.
Posted by: colfax mingo at May 27, 2018 11:01 PM (FoFVZ)

My mother is in the Alzheimer's Unit at a local nursing home. She can't speak. doesn't know who we are. wears a diaper. All my sister does is write the monthly checks...which she bounced this month because
A) She does not do on line banking-doesn't trust i
B) Between all her political ranting did not listen to my repeated warnings that she had to transfer more money into my mom's checking account.

I am just waiting for my mom to pass, settle the estate, and then my sister will be dead to me

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 11:05 PM (SjImc)

267 I was deliriously happy when I got to stay with my Grandparents on Mom's side.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 27, 2018 11:06 PM (+fTAB)

268
Seems a little too rosy a scenario to me, but I hope it's true. I've always had the impression if we ever went seriously after NoKo, China would threaten to nuke the US.
Posted by: qdpsteve


Yeah, China an North Korea are like family.
They can fight with each other but when someone
outside the family fights with a family member...

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 27, 2018 11:06 PM (IqV8l)

269 How about a "Throw Mother from the train" scenario?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 11:02 PM (SjImc)

I'm in.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 27, 2018 11:07 PM (wYseH)

270 Be well good friends, I'm off to bed.

Just remember, when Montrose came on the scene it was "Rock the Nation".

Posted by: Farmer at May 27, 2018 11:07 PM (yJ1e6)

271 259 Harry, probably but from what I've seen, nuclear-level apeshit is all these libs understand any more.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 11:04 PM (eMKNe)

Idk, I spent most of my time in the belly of the beast (New England and New York), so I'd say 70%+ of the people I interact with voted for Hillary Clinton.

::shrug::

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 27, 2018 11:07 PM (F5+ro)

272 My (admittedly controversial) read on the Nork/ ChiCom situation has always been that China has way more pull in North Korea than is typically thought.

As in, China uses North Korea has a "bad cop" to their "good cop."

But it's hard to say.

And of course, the Nork leadership would never admit to that, whatwith the historic feelings that Koreans hold of Chinese.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May




well, china has lots of pull with the norks, extending well into the upper levels of the nork power structure. however, the norks are as reasonable as NGU's sister. They routinely steal stuff from the chinese. The are pretty close to the honeybadger of client states /sisters.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 27, 2018 11:07 PM (MTjB1)

273 Seems a little too rosy a scenario to me, but I hope it's true. I've always had the impression if we ever went seriously after NoKo, China would threaten to nuke the US.
Posted by: qdpsteve

Yeah, China an North Korea are like family.
They can fight with each other but when someone
outside the family fights with a family member...
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 27, 2018 11:06 PM (IqV8l)

Acrtually I think if we wiped North Korea off the face of the earth China would be happy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 11:07 PM (SjImc)

274 I may have just had a brief Jacob's Ladder moment here.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 11:08 PM (fZuhk)

275 Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 11:05 PM (SjImc)

Sorry you have to deal with all of that family drama. It's really unfortunate.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 27, 2018 11:08 PM (F5+ro)

276 I definitely didn't have a sad childhood.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 27, 2018 11:08 PM (+fTAB)

277 Posted by: kbdabear

I think I spy Denise Milani's Czech treasure chest in there.

Posted by: publius, the Gloveless Poperin Pear at May 27, 2018 11:08 PM (8O3HH)

278 168 I read that a bath in tomato sauce gets rid of the skunk smell.
Posted by: ALH


I bought some skunk bath stuff at the pet supply store and keep it here, just in case. I also have some tomato products in the cupboard. They've been seen in my neighborhood.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 27, 2018 11:08 PM (+lVUW)

279 When we started raising our babies, we read the Birth Order book and decided that we were going to derail that train and raise our children as clean slates. Nobody was going to be the stereotype oldest, middle and youngest child. They were each going to be their own person and they would grow up without the baggage that goes along with growing up. Our plan was well thought out and perfect. Fast forward twenty-odd years and they grew up as carbon copies of the birth order. Not a single thing we did made a bit of difference. I thought my kids has gotten through life with no sibling rivalry. Hah! They were suppressing it until they grew up.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at May 27, 2018 11:08 PM (2ZUTy)

280 My mother is in the Alzheimer's Unit at a local
nursing home. She can't speak. doesn't know who we are. wears a diaper.
All my sister does is write the monthly checks...which she bounced this
month because

A) She does not do on line banking-doesn't trust i

B) Between all her political ranting did not listen to my repeated
warnings that she had to transfer more money into my mom's checking
account.



I am just waiting for my mom to pass, settle the estate, and then my sister will be dead to me

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 11:05 PM (SjImc)


Last I saw my grandmother in an advanced stage of dementia she couldn't speak but still knew how to finger rosary beads.


Sorry you have to go through this.

Posted by: Vendette at May 27, 2018 11:09 PM (TfcwT)

281 Nevergiveup, is your sister younger or older than you? My batshit sister is nearly 8 years my junior. For a long time I was an only child, and may have been close to a happy childhood then.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 11:09 PM (md3fh)

282 Sorry you have to deal with all of that family drama. It's really unfortunate.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 27, 2018 11:08 PM (F5+ro)

Mostly I deal with it. And as with most lefties, PDT drove her over the edge. He really does live in their minds. It's amazing

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 11:09 PM (SjImc)

283 My (admittedly controversial) read on the Nork/ ChiCom situation has always been that China has way more pull in North Korea than is typically thought.

As in, China uses North Korea has a "bad cop" to their "good cop."

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 27, 2018 11:05 PM (F5+ro)


That was true until the current Kim. When he took power he basically had all the Chinese puppets, spies, and sympathizers murdered. I think he was worried about a Chinese sponsored coup.

That's why the Chinese are being more helpful - their influence has waned considerably, and while the Norks were useful when they were under control now they're looking more like a nuclear-armed liability.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 27, 2018 11:10 PM (h2Bdk)

284 More than 60 useless Democratic representatives are demanding an ethics investigation into President Trump's ties to China, following the president's recent push to rescue Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE.

Posted by: SMOD at May 27, 2018 11:10 PM (e8kgV)

285 Two thoughts on the Norks:

1, I definitely think China is what brought Lil' Fatso to the table. He was told by the Chinese leadership, "this guy (Trump) is mentally unstable and is just looking for an excuse to nuke you. If you don't listen to us, you're 100% on your own."

2, if we ever *do* go apeshit on the Norks, I would bet Trump himself will be on the phone with one hand while he's pressing the big red button with the other hand, going "look guys, this isn't about you, we'll make this worth your while..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 11:10 PM (eMKNe)

286 well, china has lots of pull with the norks, extending well into the upper levels of the nork power structure. however, the norks are as reasonable as NGU's sister. They routinely steal stuff from the chinese. The are pretty close to the honeybadger of client states /sisters.
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 27, 2018 11:07 PM (MTjB1)

I don't know how true that is.

I'll put it this way -- I think China and North Korea are both playing multi faceted games here.

North Korea cannot be seen throughout Asia, especially in South Korea, as being a client state of China.

Internal to North Korea, there probably is not a whole ton said about China.

China doesn't want the US to think that they have a huge amount of control over the Norks -- it's easier for China to "play the middleman." In that sense, they pretend to go along with US sanctions, and pretend to have issues with the Norks, etc. etc.

But I suspect that China pulls a lot more strings behind the scenes than is publicly acknowledged. I think North Korea would have collapsed decades ago if China was not supplying hard currency, food, oil, equipment, etc -- much of it on the down low.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 27, 2018 11:11 PM (F5+ro)

287 Anybody ever see Trump play poker? I'll bet the guy is a Master.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at May 27, 2018 11:11 PM (2ZUTy)

288 274 I may have just had a brief Jacob's Ladder moment here.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 11:08 PM (fZuhk)

??

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 27, 2018 11:13 PM (IDhUW)

289 Well, however much leverage the chinese have with the norks, Trump is playing the chinese perfectly by pissing them off with the most recent fonops near Tree, Titon, Woody, and Lincoln Islands today. Beijing is having conniptions.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 27, 2018 11:13 PM (MTjB1)

290 Understood. The point was it comes in two different grades: Filter grade and food grade. The filter grade stuff isn't safe to eat.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/what-is-diatomaceous-earth#section2
Posted by: Ace's liver at May 27, 2018 11:00 PM (h2Bdk)

I'm not so sure that I would place much credence in a website that calls the stuff "sand". It's not sand; it's an impalpably fine dust.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2018 11:13 PM (WFV7d)

291 Nevergiveup, is your sister younger or older than you? My batshit sister is nearly 8 years my junior. For a long time I was an only child, and may have been close to a happy childhood then.
Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 11:09 PM (md3fh)

7 years older. And as all my older relatives have told me, she hated me from the get go. She has few friends, changed teams a few times and is now I assume asexual. No kids. Has 2 cats but I only see their eyes under the bed when we have to go over to feed them, since she has made them as crazy as she is.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 11:13 PM (SjImc)

292 katya, never seen it, but if I ever had the chance to meet PDT, that's probably one of the things I'd ask him.

Also, I love the pics of him from the 1970s in his disco-ready outfits. I'd probably ask him if he ever frequented Studio 54.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 11:13 PM (eMKNe)

293 Good evening all!

katya.....where in Iowa? Grew up in Ames

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 27, 2018 11:13 PM (mMeIQ)

294 Anybody ever see Trump play poker? I'll bet the guy is a Master.
Posted by: katya the designated driver at May 27, 2018 11:11 PM (2ZUTy)

Well when your the richest guy at the table, that is not so fuckin hard. LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 11:14 PM (SjImc)

295 I recently drove 700 miles round trip just to spend a few hours with sane people at the CoMoMe. It was well worth it. The trouble with most people is that they are LIVs (actually LICs - low information citizens) who watch the "news" on CNN or MSNBC and so forth and believe every crazy bit of it. It drives me nuts to see intelligent, supposedly educated people who have no real clue to what is really happening.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 11:14 PM (md3fh)

296 287 Anybody ever see Trump play poker? I'll bet the guy is a Master.
Posted by: katya the designated driver at May 27, 2018 11:11 PM (2ZUTy)


I don't know. He's the kind of guy who raises every hand no matter what he's got. Works great if you're getting cards, otherwise not so much.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 27, 2018 11:15 PM (h2Bdk)

297 Good evening all!

katya.....where in Iowa? Grew up in Ames
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May




well, iowa, schmiowa.




how do you know when someone from iowa has been using your computer? there is whiteout on the monitor.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 27, 2018 11:15 PM (MTjB1)

298 284 More than 60 useless Democratic representatives are demanding an ethics investigation into President Trump's ties to China, following the president's recent push to rescue Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE.
Posted by: SMOD at May 27, 2018 11:10 PM (e8kgV)

It's hard for me to know if they're really THAT clueless on whats going on, or if they really just think their base is that stupid.

Obviously Trump is trying to renegotiate "free trade" deals with various countries, as he fucking promised when he was running.

There's really no secret here. China's asking for the US to let one of their industries have better access to US markets ... in exchange for x.

This is how these multi thousand page "free trade" deals work. It's a tit for tat that usually is basically "we'll sell access to US markets at the expense of US companies in exchange for you doing what we want."

Trump is trying to make sure the US gets more out of these deals.

He's doing exactly what he should be doing.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 27, 2018 11:15 PM (F5+ro)

299 Ace's liver, that would be my guess as well about how Trump would play poker.

It's a much easier game if you don't have to worry about the money...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 11:15 PM (eMKNe)

300 Westminster, I'm in Waterloo and have been to Ames several times. It's a small, small world.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at May 27, 2018 11:15 PM (2ZUTy)

301 WDS!

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 27, 2018 11:15 PM (MTjB1)

302 BEBES!

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 27, 2018 11:16 PM (MTjB1)

303 how can you tell when iowa's football team is playing? their cheerleaders are grazing on the sidelines.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 27, 2018 11:16 PM (MTjB1)

304 7 years older. And as all my older relatives have told me, she hated me from the get go. She has few friends, changed teams a few times and is now I assume asexual. No kids. Has 2 cats but I only see their eyes under the bed when we have to go over to feed them, since she has made them as crazy as she is.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 11:13 PM (SjImc)

Jeez. Sounds like a sad life.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 27, 2018 11:17 PM (F5+ro)

305 Yankee, LOL!!!

Did you hear what happened when the wind stopped blowing?

Everyone in Iowa fell over.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at May 27, 2018 11:17 PM (2ZUTy)

306 Cable was out earlier, listened still listening to ELvis Costello. Riot Act is a very great song.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 27, 2018 11:17 PM (+fTAB)

307 Did you hear what happened when the wind stopped blowing?

Everyone in Iowa fell over.
Posted by: katya the designated driver at May




heh

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 27, 2018 11:18 PM (MTjB1)

308
how can you tell when iowa's football team is playing? their cheerleaders are grazing on the sidelines.


Posted by: yankeefifth at May 27, 2018 11:16 PM (MTjB1)


Ha!

Posted by: Iowa State at May 27, 2018 11:18 PM (TfcwT)

309 Everyone in Iowa fell over.
Posted by: katya the designated driver at May




heh
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 27, 2018 11:18 PM (MTjB1)

Also said of cattle in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2018 11:20 PM (WFV7d)

310 Iowa State cheerleaders.
Eh, they look okay to me.

https://tinyurl.com/yc94club

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 11:20 PM (eMKNe)

311 Also said of cattle in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2018 11:20 PM (WFV7d)


Word.

Posted by: Vendette at May 27, 2018 11:21 PM (TfcwT)

312 as with most lefties, PDT drove her over the edge. He really does live in their minds

If you want a vision of the future, imagine Donald's glove grabbing on a liberal's mish - forever!

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 11:22 PM (6FqZa)

313 Does anyone know if Presdent Obama will go to North Korea with Trump? Presdent Obama would prevent the conference from failing!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at May 27, 2018 11:22 PM (qM84C)

314 Sounds a lot like my sister. When she used to live closer to me I sometimes had to feed her cats (when she was in the horsespittle for heart attacks and so forth) and never saw the critters. Had to assume they were there somewhere. At one time for a year or so she wouldn't let me in her apt. and then ended up in the horsespittle and when I went over to check on the cats I found that she had allowed trash to build up about two feet deep except for pathways. There was all the mail, just opened or not but thrown on the floor. Pizza boxes and stuff like that everywhere. I hired a couple of guys to spend about three days going through all of it and hauling away all the stuff except for what she agreed she should keep. A fucking nightmare is what it was. Then she moved to Houston to be with some friends (she told me last time we spoke that she hadn't seen them for about a year) and is now about 1500 blessed miles away.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 11:22 PM (md3fh)

315 More than 60 useless Democratic representatives are demanding an ethics investigation into President Trump's ties to China, following the president's recent push to rescue Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE.
Posted by: SMOD at May 27, 2018 11:10 PM (e8kgV)


When these parasites get to hell they will have to station two glory holes at a time.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 27, 2018 11:23 PM (rnAwa)

316 redc1c4,
Geez, that's awful. I know people who had alcoholic parents, and are still dealing with the fallout as adults. Kids need to know that their home is a safe place in a tough world.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 27, 2018 11:23 PM (+lVUW)

317 310 Iowa State cheerleaders.
Eh, they look okay to me.

https://tinyurl.com/yc94club
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 11:20 PM (eMKNe)

Eh. Middle one is okay.

not enough thigh gap on any of 'em though.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 27, 2018 11:24 PM (F5+ro)

318 310 Iowa State cheerleaders.
Eh, they look okay to me.

https://tinyurl.com/yc94club
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 11:20 PM (eMKNe)

--Nice.

And you can tell they put the one on the left at the bottom of the pyramid.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2018 11:25 PM (e7oj4)

319 Y5! WDS!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 27, 2018 11:25 PM (gQQ9b)

320 Oh she is stealing my from Mother's funds also. LOL
Makes one wonder how hard it would be to make a case for "elder abuse" under state law?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 27, 2018 11:25 PM (IcT7t)

321 Well off to bed .

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 11:25 PM (SjImc)

322 Damn, your mother was Livia Soprano?

Posted by: kbdabear at May 27, 2018 11:00 PM (eh0Va)

++++

Has it ever been discussed how that storyline would have played out if Nancy Marchand hadn't died? She was busted by the feds for the stolen airline tickets, and they wanted to roll her to use against Tony. Would she have agreed to testify. Would Tony have had her rubbed out?

I haven't seen anything from the creators on what they planned on doing with Livia.

Posted by: Kilauea at May 27, 2018 11:25 PM (pvjTE)

323 236 The government doesn't own the grid.
Posted by: Jean


You must have missed Obama's comments about "you didn't build that".

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 27, 2018 11:25 PM (+lVUW)

324 Iowa State cheerleaders.

Look at the diversity! Blonde, brunette, one has a touch of red, another has a kind of mongrel mouse brown.

They cover the spectrum!

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 27, 2018 11:26 PM (roQNm)

325 Good night, NGU! You deserve a good night's sleep!

Posted by: Vendette at May 27, 2018 11:26 PM (TfcwT)

326 303 how can you tell when iowa's football team is playing? their cheerleaders are grazing on the sidelines.
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 27, 2018 11:16 PM (MTjB1)

Bwwwaaaahhhhhh

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 27, 2018 11:26 PM (gQQ9b)

327 not enough thigh gap on any of 'em though.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 27, 2018 11:24 PM (F5+ro)

--You gotta create your own thigh gap.

It's what you make it.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2018 11:27 PM (e7oj4)

328 Has it ever been discussed how that storyline would have played out if Nancy Marchand hadn't died? She was busted by the feds for the stolen airline tickets, and they wanted to roll her to use against Tony. Would she have agreed to testify. Would Tony have had her rubbed out?

I haven't seen anything from the creators on what they planned on doing with Livia.
Posted by: Kilauea at May 27, 2018 11:25 PM (pvjTE)

Oh, I think that was definitely the story arc -- Tony would be forced to have his mom whacked.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 27, 2018 11:27 PM (F5+ro)

329 Iowa State cheerleaders.
Eh, they look okay to me.

https://tinyurl.com/yc94club
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 11:20 PM (eMKNe)


Whoa, I swear I know the second from the left, which is impossible. Maybe she's related to the girl I know or something.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 11:27 PM (fZuhk)

330 Iowa is like pac 10 bs. Not competitive beyond 1st quarter.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 27, 2018 11:28 PM (+fTAB)

331 When I read some stories about the strife in families, I feel truly fortunate. There are family members I'm not close to, there are family members that I have trouble relating too on an ongoing basis and I have no communication with my stepson in California.
But for there all that, there is no antagonism and we're on the same page politically an spiritually.
And that may be rare.

Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at May 27, 2018 11:28 PM (nBr1j)

332 Does anyone know if Presdent Obama will go to North Korea with Trump? Presdent Obama would prevent the conference from failing!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at May 27, 2018 11:22 PM (qM84C)


Mary is sooo right!!!

President Obama can sit at the table with those Koreans and exchange dog recipes.
The personal touch counts!!!

Posted by: Concerned Woman of Brattleboro at May 27, 2018 11:30 PM (zCyNd)

333 ''Has it ever been discussed how that storyline would have played out if Nancy Marchand hadn't died? She was busted by the feds for the stolen airline tickets, and they wanted to roll her to use against Tony. Would she have agreed to testify. Would Tony have had her rubbed out? ''

Nancy Marchand was a hell of a good actress.

Posted by: Tuna at May 27, 2018 11:30 PM (jm1YL)

334 331: same here. I have a pretty solid family. There are some I know better than others but we get along. I have an Uncle in Las Vegas that passed away yesterday. I didn't know him that well but what I knew I liked. Good guy. Pray for my Aunt and his daughters. He was 81. I think it was cancer that killed him but he had a myriad of other health problems.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 27, 2018 11:31 PM (pY+s4)

335 Hubby and I are 55 and 56. We had hoped the next place we live (he is a minister) would be someplace with more moderate weather but 2 of our 3 kids live in Iowa and the 3rd is planning to move here soon. So, looks like we may be here to stay.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at May 27, 2018 11:31 PM (2ZUTy)

336 Chicken safety fear as chlorine washing fails bacteria tests
The investigation, by a team of microbiologists from Southampton University and published in the US journal mBio, found that bacilli such as listeria and salmonella remain completely active after chlorine washing. The process merely makes it impossible to culture them in the lab, giving the false impression that the chlorine washing has been effective.


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/26/chicken-
health-fear-chlorine-washing-fails-bacteria-tests-brexit-salmonella-listeria

It is the Guardian reporting on Brits trying to protect their own chicken market from American competition, so maybe it's all BS. OTOH, maybe it's like VW gaming their diesel smog tests.

Posted by: Kilauea at May 27, 2018 11:31 PM (pvjTE)

337 The Horde cries out, saying 'Dedya Palpatine, so much content of SMR you give for the men. Have you nothing for the 'ettes?' And I hear, and provide proud warriors of SMR with suitable Cossack musical accompaniment.

https://youtu.be/PYP-O9MApSY

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 27, 2018 11:31 PM (fA1SL)

338 Poor you.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 27, 2018 11:31 PM (+fTAB)

339 330 Iowa is like pac 10 bs. Not competitive beyond 1st quarter.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 27, 2018 11:28 PM (+fTAB)

--Iowa is one of the 1-A scalps collected by North Dakota State.

Posted by: logprof at May 27, 2018 11:31 PM (e7oj4)

340 /sock

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 27, 2018 11:32 PM (pvjTE)

341 73 Ouch indeed. Showing off for the girls.


Posted by: Tuna

You wanna have huge balls to try that stunt. But there must be an easier way to get them, without the black and blue and horrific pain and embarrassment and all.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at May 27, 2018 11:32 PM (IeDO8)

342 https://youtu.be/PYP-O9MApSY

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 27, 2018 11:31 PM (fA1SL)

The tai chi with bayonets was cool.

Posted by: Midnite Miklos at May 27, 2018 11:34 PM (zCyNd)

343 342. Looks like taiqi, only because superior Slavic high-speed cameras are able to capture lightning-fast motions of SMR warriors.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 27, 2018 11:36 PM (fA1SL)

344 Yeah Y5......you're so funny......not!

Y5!

Ruthless.........so very glad you made the trip!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 27, 2018 11:37 PM (mMeIQ)

345 Idk, I spent most of my time in the belly of the beast (New England and New York), so I'd say 70%+ of the people I interact with voted for Hillary Clinton.

::shrug::
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 27, 2018 11:07 PM (F5+ro)

Only 70%! What a lucky man you are! Between 75-85% of people that I interact with voted for Hillary.

Posted by: Surfperch at May 27, 2018 11:37 PM (0XvG0)

346 katya.....ran cross country and track in hs. Made many a trip to Waterloo

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 27, 2018 11:38 PM (mMeIQ)

347 Good night, all!



Blessed Memorial Day; we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Posted by: Vendette at May 27, 2018 11:38 PM (TfcwT)

348 Meme I just caught at FB:

"The lottery gives you a 1 in 200 million chance of not showing up at work tomorrow. Alcohol gives you 1 in 5."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 11:40 PM (eMKNe)

349 Nancy Marchand was a hell of a good actress.

Posted by: Tuna at May 27, 2018 11:30 PM (jm1YL)

++++

I would never admit this in real life, but I used to watch her on Lou Grant.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 27, 2018 11:40 PM (pvjTE)

350 "The lottery gives you a 1 in 200 million chance of not showing up at work tomorrow. Alcohol gives you 1 in 5."

I'd rather have the lottery hangover, thanks.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 27, 2018 11:40 PM (IcT7t)

351

Because I had to deal with the effects of a 12-hour-long power outage, I missed both masses at my usual (FSSP) parish and went up the road to my local parish. I haven't been to a Novus Ordo mass in 30+ years.

Let's say it was... different. Let's also say that it made me appreciate the Tridentine Rite all the more. This is not to disparage either the canonical correctness of the ceremony I attended or the piety of those attending but I wondered occasionally about what denomination's service I had wandered into.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 27, 2018 11:41 PM (OUDQA)

352 My chances of not showing up to work tomorrow are about 100%.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 11:41 PM (6FqZa)

353 I like living in Waterloo. Most of the crime here is gang-related and rarely does an innocent bystander get involved. Besides, I kind of like the notoriety of living here. I'm twisted that way.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at May 27, 2018 11:41 PM (2ZUTy)

354
One thing leads to another.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL1zxejuYKM

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 27, 2018 11:41 PM (roQNm)

355 Blanco, me too frankly.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 11:42 PM (eMKNe)

356 Little Blue Window is very great.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 27, 2018 11:42 PM (+fTAB)

357 352 My chances of not showing up to work tomorrow are about 100%.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 11:41 PM (6FqZa)

Me too. But I still get money. Yay paid holidays!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Fed Up at May 27, 2018 11:42 PM (Mkuv2)

358 boulder, same here.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 11:43 PM (eMKNe)

359 ok palpatine, nice eye candy. claps appreciatively.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 27, 2018 11:43 PM (gQQ9b)

360 Hi WDS! It was great to meet you and other Morons. Thanks for making it happen.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 11:43 PM (md3fh)

361 Mostly I deal with it. And as with most lefties, PDT drove her over the edge. He really does live in their minds. It's amazing
Posted by: Nevergiveup


After the estate is settled, you could send her a MAGA hat.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 27, 2018 11:44 PM (+lVUW)

362 Story at HotAir about a new robotic waitress.

Yeah, that'll be fun when the entire waitstaff at Hooters are all cyborgs. When you pinch their metallic butts, they'll retaliate by crushing your head. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 11:45 PM (eMKNe)

363 354. Good. Here - more maidens of SMR desport themselves with shashkas.

https://youtu.be/f2fu5pCSH38

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 27, 2018 11:45 PM (fA1SL)

364 PDJT is to lefties as a laser guided missile is to a nest of Muzzy jihadists. Zooms into their minds and BOOM!

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 11:46 PM (md3fh)

365 359. Behold - Mitar Miric, the Podgirica Panty-Dropper.

https://youtu.be/ignq296onLs

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 27, 2018 11:47 PM (fA1SL)

366 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/26/chicken-
health-fear-chlorine-washing-fails-bacteria-tests-brexit-salmonella-listeria

It is the Guardian reporting on Brits trying to protect their own chicken market from American competition, so maybe it's all BS. OTOH, maybe it's like VW gaming their diesel smog tests.
Posted by: Kilauea at May 27, 2018 11:31 PM (pvjTE)

I believe that hefty doses of anti biotics in the feed and a brief chlorine spray does not make up for the disgusting and unhygienic way in which factory farm chickens are raised.

I 100% would make sure your chicken is fully cooked before eating it.

Even with my backyard flock and the chicken meat I supplement it with from the local farm, I'm big on checking the meat with a thermometer to ensure that the meat was hot enough to kill bacteria.

But yeah, with store bought stuff, I'd be doubly as careful

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 27, 2018 11:48 PM (F5+ro)

367 katya.....parents live in Ames. Thinking about coming out to see them this summer. They are 83 and 78. Will let you know

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 27, 2018 11:48 PM (mMeIQ)

368 Anyone else been following this Tommy Robinson case? I believe the UK has gone full-on Soviet Union, here.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... now with 23% more Dragon Energy! at May 27, 2018 11:48 PM (wSC8T)

369 368 Anyone else been following this Tommy Robinson case? I believe the UK has gone full-on Soviet Union, here.
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... now with 23% more Dragon Energy! at May 27, 2018 11:48 PM (wSC8T)

I *think* it's more complicated then it seems.

Reading between the lines, Robinson was jailed for violating a court order that stemmed from his alleged harassment of people trying to go to court.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 27, 2018 11:50 PM (F5+ro)

370 368. Robinson unperson. Substitute al-Hassani.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 27, 2018 11:50 PM (fA1SL)

371 Interesting that the West defeated the Soviet Union, then large parts of it decided to BECOME the Soviet Union. The crazy is runs deep.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 11:51 PM (md3fh)

372 368 Anyone else been following this Tommy Robinson case? I believe the UK has gone full-on Soviet Union, here.
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... now with 23% more Dragon Energy! at May 27, 2018 11:48 PM (wSC8T)


Yes and no. In the US we sequester juries to keep them from prejudicial information. In the UK they sequester the information. They don't have a 1st amendment, so it's legal.

Robinson knew what he was doing would get him arrested. My read is he's engaging in civil disobedience, and part of that is a willingness to go to jail.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 27, 2018 11:51 PM (h2Bdk)

373 369. Heh. Took em four hours from start to finish. The man will die in prison. We will know whom to blame.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 27, 2018 11:52 PM (fA1SL)

374 350 I'd rather have the lottery hangover, thanks.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 27, 2018 11:40 PM (IcT7t)

I'd rather you did too. Helllooooo louboutin booties! Can I have '67 fastback gt mustang too?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 27, 2018 11:52 PM (gQQ9b)

375 371. Bezmenov warned us, but we didn't listen. Soviet subversion efforts were wildly effective.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 27, 2018 11:53 PM (fA1SL)

376 373 369. Heh. Took em four hours from start to finish. The man will die in prison. We will know whom to blame.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 27, 2018 11:52 PM (fA1SL)


I don't think so, and for that reason. If he dies in prison they've got a martyr on their hands. What they want to do is break him, not kill him. The first is an object lesson. The second could bring down the state.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 27, 2018 11:53 PM (h2Bdk)

377 Westminster, maybe we can host a mini meetup. Get our SO's and go to HuHot or something.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at May 27, 2018 11:54 PM (2ZUTy)

378 Yeah, the Soviet menace continues to resonate to this day thanks to their nefarious and very long-range plans to destroy us. Runs deep indeed.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 11:54 PM (md3fh)

379 Oh and there will be no political discussion with the rents. Since the dog eater and especially with DJT......they have gone off the moonbat deep end especially mom

BTW Y5.........I am deeply offended. I was a cheerleader in high school and at Iowa State

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 27, 2018 11:54 PM (mMeIQ)

380 Accidents Will Happen is very great as well. Your mouth is made up, but your mind is undone. Super lyrics.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 27, 2018 11:54 PM (+fTAB)

381 376. Won't bring down the state. It's already verboten to speak of his fate. He's an unperson - remember the bacon sammich guy's name? Nope. Nobody does.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 27, 2018 11:54 PM (fA1SL)

382
Has it ever been discussed how that storyline would have played out if Nancy Marchand hadn't died?

I remember her as Lou Grant's boss.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 27, 2018 11:55 PM (IqV8l)

383 I think you're underestimating the extent of Robinson's support.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 27, 2018 11:56 PM (h2Bdk)

384 I'm really disturbed by the fact that Robinson was convicted and sentenced within an hour of his arrest, and he'll probably end up being murdered in prison.

We took more than two weeks to sentence Jeffrey Dahmer to the same fate for 15 counts of murder, plus necrophilia and cannibalism.

What did Robinson do? He talked, and practiced random acts of journalism.

Does Robinson not deserve at least the same level of due process that Dahmer got, if he's getting sentenced to a similar fate?

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... now with 23% more Dragon Energy! at May 27, 2018 11:56 PM (wSC8T)

385 >> I'd rather you did too. Helllooooo louboutin booties!

Why don't you just start a GoFundMe thingy for that. I'm sure the Horde here will be glad to contribute. There will be some strings attached, though.

Posted by: publius, the Gloveless Poperin Pear at May 27, 2018 11:56 PM (8O3HH)

386 Elvis Costello: Wave the White Flag. One of my fave sing-a-long songs.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 27, 2018 11:56 PM (RuIsu)

387 a brilliant idea for a carbon tax that would pay dividends to the American people?

Brilliant, yup.

"Carbon taxes" and "Carbon credits" are proof that environmentalists don't give a shit about the environment; they're just Leftist control freaks.

Take money away from productive carbon users. Give it to people who don't use as much carbon. Those people become wealthier. They start doing things that wealthier people do. Those things (surprise!) tend to require energy, and thus produce carbon.

Look at the last 2 decades of CO2 production in the mature economies of the USA and EU (basically flat), versus the growing economies of India and China (triple or quadruple the CO2 production from 20 years ago).

Posted by: mikeski at May 27, 2018 11:58 PM (JGBbg)

388 Y5......

katya.....sounds like a plan

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 27, 2018 11:58 PM (mMeIQ)

389 IOWA-
Idiots
Out
Wandering
Around

Posted by: pogomip at May 27, 2018 11:59 PM (PXUxh)

390 (Traitor) Manning might have just threatened to commit suicide on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/WeWuzMetokur/status/1000945713054920705

Posted by: Thrawn at May 27, 2018 11:59 PM (8V/cn)

391 385 Why don't you just start a GoFundMe thingy for that. I'm sure the Horde here will be glad to contribute. There will be some strings attached, though.
Posted by: publius, the Gloveless Poperin Pear at May 27, 2018 11:56 PM (8O3HH)

Yeeeeaaahhhh...no. What's the point of getting the damn things, and then having them end up looking like your poor ficus in no time?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 27, 2018 11:59 PM (gQQ9b)

392 383. I think you're underestimating the extent to which the British public are cucked and cowed. A tweet can land a limey in lockup. Sargon of Akkad has said he can't and won't comment on the matter because he has to think of his wife and her son. It's over for Britain.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 28, 2018 12:00 AM (fA1SL)

393 Iowa is OK. No, it's not Oklahoma, but it serves an important purpose by keeping Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and Missouri from crashing into each other with disastrous results.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 28, 2018 12:01 AM (md3fh)

394 And, my late wife was from Iowa. And a ginger to boot.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 28, 2018 12:02 AM (md3fh)

395 390 (Traitor) Manning might have just threatened to commit suicide on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/WeWuzMetokur/status/1000945713054920705
Posted by: Thrawn



So your saying a treasonous mentally ill guy might be suicidal? Shocked I am!

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 28, 2018 12:03 AM (pY+s4)

396 I used to think I'd like to retire in Oklahoma but with the apocalyptic tornadoes and now the earthquakes, I'm not so sure.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at May 28, 2018 12:03 AM (2ZUTy)

397
(Traitor) Manning might have just threatened to commit suicide on Twitter.

Crazy quarterback

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2018 12:03 AM (IqV8l)

398 Also, it is now illegal in the UK to talk about Tommy Robinson's trial! That judge issued a gag order.

So, they railroad this guy within minutes to a conviction and an effective death sentence, for doing things we consider basic First Amendment actions, and if you're a UK citizen and you speak up about it, you will suffer the same fate.

Straight-up, Stalinist USSR bullshit, right there. The UK is now the UKSSR.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... now with 23% more Dragon Energy! at May 28, 2018 12:04 AM (wSC8T)

399 Nice takes on the Robinson matter. From Romania, which is a shithole, but at least it's no trying to pretend otherwise.
https://youtu.be/iqCWHO64VWY
https://youtu.be/tG_WQQesj_4

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 28, 2018 12:04 AM (fA1SL)

400 (Traitor) Manning might have just threatened to commit suicide on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/WeWuzMetokur/status/1000945713054920705
Posted by: Thrawn at May 27, 2018 11:59 PM (8V/cn)


Oh holy shit the comments.

"Bold campaign move. We'll see how it pans out."

Posted by: hogmartin at May 28, 2018 12:04 AM (fZuhk)

401 I'm watching the Tommy Robinson story. I heard of him quite a while ago when he was speaking up when most people were too afraid to. Now it looks like the powers that be are trying to silence him. It is very worrisome to me.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 28, 2018 12:04 AM (IDhUW)

402 396 I used to think I'd like to retire in Oklahoma but with the apocalyptic tornadoes and now the earthquakes, I'm not so sure.
Posted by: katya the designated driver at May 28, 2018 12:03 AM (2ZUTy)

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I suggest Montana.

Posted by: Capt. Vasili Borodin at May 28, 2018 12:05 AM (CPfoe)

403 I suggest Montana.

Posted by: Capt. Vasili Borodin at May 28, 2018 12:05 AM (CPfoe)

Become a dental floss tycoon tycoon.

Posted by: Moon Unit Miklos at May 28, 2018 12:06 AM (zCyNd)

404 Londoners used to put the heads of tyrants up on pikes on London Bridge. Maybe its time to revive an old custom.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 28, 2018 12:07 AM (CPfoe)

405 Posted by: hogmartin at May 28, 2018 12:04 AM (fZuhk)

Indeed. Comments like this are inventive to say the least:

"Take the red Fiat, and see how deep the rabbit hole goes."

Posted by: Thrawn at May 28, 2018 12:08 AM (8V/cn)

406 393 Iowa is OK. No, it's not Oklahoma, but it serves an important purpose by keeping Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and Missouri from crashing into each other with disastrous results.
Posted by: Ruthless at May 28, 2018 12:01 AM (md3fh)

--What about South Dakota?

Posted by: logprof at May 28, 2018 12:08 AM (e7oj4)

407 The way I see it, Tommy Robinson just got disappeared by the Secret Police, just like the Soviet Union used to do it.

If any of you Morons have thought about visiting England, don't. It is now a full-on Soviet-style police state.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... now with 23% more Dragon Energy! at May 28, 2018 12:08 AM (wSC8T)

408 >> Yeeeeaaahhhh...no. What's the point of getting the damn things, and then having them end up looking like your poor ficus in no time?

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

That is the point, but we can get maybe get you two pairs. One for looking nice, and the other for ... getting to the point.

I'll call up my good buddy Quentin, I'm sure he'll have some ideas.

Posted by: publius, the Gloveless Poperin Pear at May 28, 2018 12:08 AM (8O3HH)

409 BUT VOTE TORY OR ELSE A LABOUR GOVERNMENT MIGHT HAPPEN.

Posted by: THE CONSERVATIVES at May 28, 2018 12:09 AM (6FqZa)

410 (Traitor) Manning might have just threatened to commit suicide on Twitter.

==
latest tweet is that "she" is safe and with friends

it must be exhausting to be such a drama queen seriously

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 28, 2018 12:09 AM (hMwEB)

411 Thank G-d for Trump who doesn't play those stupid games here.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 28, 2018 12:10 AM (6FqZa)

412 I've just read that (Manning) has just deleted the ominous tweet...

I do hope that qxyze has decided to get qxyzisself some help rather than taking that leap of faith!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at May 28, 2018 12:10 AM (e9G8E)

413 >>(Traitor) Manning might have just threatened to commit suicide on Twitter.


Fuck him. Tell someone who cares.

Maybe try Denver?

Posted by: Colts Fans at May 28, 2018 12:11 AM (yV+SV)

414 watching the detectives is shoot, shoot, shoot!

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 28, 2018 12:11 AM (+fTAB)

415 Maybe Limeyland should consider mass immigration by Serbs, to restore the balance of nature?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 28, 2018 12:11 AM (fA1SL)

416 Hey bebe......still around?

Do we need to tag team Y5?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 28, 2018 12:12 AM (mMeIQ)

417 >>Does Robinson not deserve at least the same level of due process that Dahmer got, if he's getting sentenced to a similar fate?


Well no. Dahmer wasn't British.

Posted by: garrett at May 28, 2018 12:12 AM (yV+SV)

418 The grandbaby lives in Iowa and he carries a lot of weight. The thought of him growing up without me breaks my heart.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at May 28, 2018 12:13 AM (2ZUTy)

419 How'd he get so lucky?

Posted by: garrett at May 28, 2018 12:13 AM (yV+SV)

420 The Limeys and the Potato Munchers both need an invasion by good Catholic Polacks.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 28, 2018 12:13 AM (6FqZa)

421 I'd rather you did too. Helllooooo louboutin booties! Can I have '67 fastback gt mustang too?
I'd have to win the lottery for that. Right now I couldn't afford a '67 VW Type 3.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 28, 2018 12:13 AM (IcT7t)

422 408 >> Yeeeeaaahhhh...no. What's the point of getting the damn things, and then having them end up looking like your poor ficus in no time?

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

That is the point, but we can get maybe get you two pairs. One for looking nice, and the other for ... getting to the point.

I'll call up my good buddy Quentin, I'm sure he'll have some ideas.
Posted by: publius, the Gloveless Poperin Pear at May 28, 2018 12:08 AM (8O3HH


Ohhhh look who's talking to humans again. Although...if you're "watering" her shoes, you won't be dampening my poor moldy soil.

Carry on!

Posted by: publius's ficus at May 28, 2018 12:13 AM (gQQ9b)

423

It never turns out right when you import an invasive species to rid yourself of an existing invasive species.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2018 12:14 AM (IqV8l)

424 Does Robinson not deserve at least the same level of due process that Dahmer got, if he's getting sentenced to a similar fate?
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... now with 23% more Dragon Energy! at May 27, 2018 11:56 PM (wSC8T)


In the UK a judge can impose a sentence immediately for contempt of court if he witnesses it personally. I think civil contempt is the same in the US, though I'm not sure about criminal.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 28, 2018 12:15 AM (h2Bdk)

425
According to the internet, prostitution is legal in England and eight other European Countries.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 28, 2018 12:15 AM (roQNm)

426 425
According to the internet, prostitution is legal in England and eight other European Countries.


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Lithuanian midgets would go hungry without legal prostitution.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 28, 2018 12:16 AM (CPfoe)

427 If there's anything you want... Possession is another great one.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 28, 2018 12:17 AM (+fTAB)

428 416 Hey bebe......still around? Do we need to tag team Y5?
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 28, 2018 12:12 AM (mMeIQ)

ummmm...Yes? i hesitate cause i know he'll like it and what he really needs is to be punished for not funding our bail fund. are we going to take turns holding him down & stealing his wallet?

Posted by: publius's ficus at May 28, 2018 12:17 AM (gQQ9b)

429 423. Nonsense. Bring in Serbs for make REMOVE KEBAB, then bring in Bosniaks for marry them, then Slovenes to administer the resulting state. Maybe a few Czernogorans to keep things interesting.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 28, 2018 12:17 AM (fA1SL)

430 426.
* spits *
Lilliputian Letts....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 28, 2018 12:18 AM (fA1SL)

431 Just read at Blu-ray.com:

Chappaquiddick will be available for purchase on bluray and DVD on July 10, 2018.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2018 12:19 AM (eMKNe)

432 >>It never turns out right when you import an invasive species to rid yourself of an existing invasive species.



You want more Irish?

Because this is how you get more Irish.

Posted by: garrett at May 28, 2018 12:19 AM (hbCTV)

433 Hmmm...Archbishop of Canterbury Slobodan has a certain ring....

Posted by: Miklos, in the Anglosphere at May 28, 2018 12:19 AM (zCyNd)

434 432.
* insert anti-Irish rant here *

Bill the Butcher did nothing wrong.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 28, 2018 12:20 AM (fA1SL)

435 hey, publius, you're fucking ficus just hacked my phone!!!! Go prune that bint!!!!!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2018 12:20 AM (gQQ9b)

436 Squeeze's Slap and Tickle is a good song about bad food.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 28, 2018 12:20 AM (boHn2)

437 433. No love for Cardinal Vojislav? Sad.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 28, 2018 12:20 AM (fA1SL)

438 Hmmm...Archbishop of Canterbury Slobodan has a certain ring....
Posted by: Miklos, in the Anglosphere at May 28, 2018 12:19 AM (zCyNd)

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"Will no one rid me of this meddlesome bohunk?"

Posted by: Henry II at May 28, 2018 12:21 AM (CPfoe)

439 hey, publius, you're fucking ficus just hacked my phone!!!! Go prune that bint!!!!!

Was it a root kit?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 28, 2018 12:21 AM (IcT7t)

440 >> Carry on!
Posted by: publius's ficus

We went over this, my fair shrub, I'm pan-sexual. Sometimes I like to water houseplants, sometimes I like shoes. I've just got so much love to spread.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 28, 2018 12:21 AM (8O3HH)

441 And bring Apis and his Black Hand amigos.

There is work to be done.

Posted by: Miklos, in the Anglosphere at May 28, 2018 12:21 AM (zCyNd)

442 Was it a root kit?
Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 28, 2018 12:21 AM (IcT7t)


This is a good comment.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 28, 2018 12:22 AM (fZuhk)

443 Did somebody say Waterloo?

Posted by: Common Tater at May 28, 2018 12:23 AM (Y1iuP)

444 "Will no one rid me of this meddlesome bohunk?"

Posted by: Henry II at May 28, 2018 12:21 AM (CPfoe)

Hunky bohunk, if you please.

*flexes*

Posted by: Miklos, in the Bohunkosphere at May 28, 2018 12:23 AM (zCyNd)

445 434 432.
* insert anti-Irish rant here *

Bill the Butcher did nothing wrong.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 28, 2018 12:20 AM (fA1SL)


Just did a search and discovered he was a real person. You learn something new every day.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 28, 2018 12:23 AM (h2Bdk)

446 You want more Irish?

Because this is how you get more Irish.

You say this like it's a bad thing.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 28, 2018 12:23 AM (IDhUW)

447 >> hey, publius, you're fucking ficus just hacked my
>> phone!!!! Go prune that bint!!!!!

Here, I'll get the clippers. I wanna watch you prune her.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 28, 2018 12:24 AM (8O3HH)

448 390 (Traitor) Manning might have just threatened to commit suicide on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/WeWuzMetokur/status/1000945713054920705
Posted by: Thrawn at May 27, 2018 11:59 PM (8V/cn)

Quick! Nobody stop him!!

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at May 28, 2018 12:24 AM (jp0Bv)

449 Chappaquiddick will be available for purchase on bluray and DVD on July 10, 2018.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2018 12:19 AM (eMKNe)

Gee. Yet another entry on the list of shit I will never buy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2018 12:24 AM (WFV7d)

450 441. Repeating a previous observation - It will come down to the Dacians, Magyar, and Slavs to save Europe, as it always has.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 28, 2018 12:24 AM (fA1SL)

451 Was it a root kit?
Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 28, 2018 12:21 AM

What???? i'm a girl, you know we don't understand all this complicated computer mumbo jumbo. Sheesh.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2018 12:25 AM (gQQ9b)

452 I have a little bit of knowledge about our justice system, maybe not so much the British system, but! Our justice system is based on English Common Law, and I can only presume that the UK's justice system is also based on English Common Law. I mean, it is England, right?

But, it looks like the UK has become the UKSSR.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... now with 23% more Dragon Energy! at May 28, 2018 12:25 AM (wSC8T)

453 Tater, yes, in Iowa. Apparently most states also have a Waterloo.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at May 28, 2018 12:25 AM (2ZUTy)

454 Repeating a previous observation - It will come down to the Dacians, Magyar, and Slavs to save Europe, as it always has.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 28, 2018 12:24 AM (fA1SL)

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Im putting my money on the Uzbecks. The odds are long but it would be a huge payoff.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 28, 2018 12:25 AM (CPfoe)

455 Reading between the lines, Robinson was jailed for violating a court order that stemmed from his alleged harassment of people trying to go to court.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 27, 2018 11:50 PM (F5+ro)

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No, not harassment. He was just reporting the story. But, you are right about violating the court order. In the UK, there's no first amendment, and court cases are frequently cloaked in secrecy, at least until there's a conviction.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 28, 2018 12:26 AM (pvjTE)

456 Quick! Nobody stop him!!
Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at May 28, 2018 12:24 AM (jp0Bv)

Heh. Somebody needs to grease the ledge of his apartment window for the next time he showboats.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2018 12:26 AM (WFV7d)

457 Off to bed. Today was exhausting.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at May 28, 2018 12:27 AM (2ZUTy)

458 450 441. Repeating a previous observation - It will come down to the Dacians, Magyar, and Slavs to save Europe, as it always has.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 28, 2018 12:24 AM (fA1SL)


Bah. My people crushed them decisively with a much smaller army. If my son hadn't died when he did you'd all be speaking Mongolian.

Posted by: Ghengis Khan at May 28, 2018 12:27 AM (h2Bdk)

459 390 (Traitor) Manning might have just threatened to commit suicide on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/WeWuzMetokur/status/1000945713054920705

Posted by: Thrawn at May 27, 2018 11:59 PM (8V/cn)

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Get back to me once he's carried out his threat.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 28, 2018 12:27 AM (pvjTE)

460 >> Was it a root kit?

Nope, my ficus won't do root stuff. Could've been the begonias though, they dig it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 28, 2018 12:28 AM (8O3HH)

461 454. Heh. It's the long shots what pay off. But the Uzbeks? Dude - they're not to be trusted with postage stamps or matches.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 28, 2018 12:28 AM (fA1SL)

462 447 Here, I'll get the clippers. I wanna watch you prune her.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 28, 2018 12:24 AM (8O3HH)

What?! No way, I don't have wellies. I'm not getting near you and the ficus without shoes that can be rinsed with a garden hose!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2018 12:28 AM (gQQ9b)

463 What?! No way, I don't have wellies. I'm not getting near you and the ficus without shoes that can be rinsed with a garden hose!
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2018 12:28 AM (gQQ9b)

Crocs are eminently rinseable.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2018 12:29 AM (WFV7d)

464 459 390 (Traitor) Manning might have just threatened to commit suicide on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/WeWuzMetokur/status/1000945713054920705

Posted by: Thrawn at May 27, 2018 11:59 PM (8V/cn)


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I sure hope the trampoline crew is in place.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 28, 2018 12:29 AM (CPfoe)

465 Im putting my money on the Uzbecks.


If anybody remembers busty hottie 'Lily' from the AT&T commercials? She was born in Uzbekistan.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 28, 2018 12:29 AM (pY+s4)

466 Yeeeeaaahhhh...no. What's the point of getting the damn things, and then having them end up looking like your poor ficus in no time?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 27, 2018 11:59 PM (gQQ9b)

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The point? umm, the things you just said.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 28, 2018 12:29 AM (pvjTE)

467 Common law is only for the stuff that hasn't been codified.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 28, 2018 12:29 AM (PUmDY)

468 458. Is a lie! Slavs conquered Mongols in antiquity - hence why Slavic epicanthic eye-folds are so common among Mongols.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 28, 2018 12:30 AM (fA1SL)

469 I sure hope the trampoline crew is in place.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 28, 2018 12:29 AM (CPfoe)

A block away.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2018 12:30 AM (WFV7d)

470 If anybody remembers busty hottie 'Lily' from the AT&T commercials? She was born in Uzbekistan.
Posted by: Puddleglum at May 28, 2018 12:29 AM (pY+s4)

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Remember her? I'm still stalking her.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 28, 2018 12:30 AM (CPfoe)

471 467 Common law is only for the stuff that hasn't been codified.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 28, 2018 12:29 AM (PUmDY)


Resort to Common Law always struck me as a weasely thing for judges to do.

Posted by: Ghengis Khan at May 28, 2018 12:31 AM (h2Bdk)

472
You want more Irish?
Because this is how you get more Irish.


Not since they legalized abortion.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 28, 2018 12:31 AM (IqV8l)

473 there is a precursor to a 'First Amendment' in Britain. It's the 1689 Bill of Rights. It grants the rights to petition the King, and to speak freely in Parliament.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 28, 2018 12:32 AM (6FqZa)

474 465. Yes. But she wasn't an Uzbek. She was a German Jew whose family had been deported there, as was the wont of Comrade Stalin.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 28, 2018 12:32 AM (fA1SL)

475 Well, Anon Y. Mous, guess what? Robinson has been convicted, but British news sites are still forbidden from reporting on his case! See here...

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9jwuqd2

"A reporting restriction is currently in place so we cannot talk about the case against Tommy."

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... now with 23% more Dragon Energy! at May 28, 2018 12:32 AM (wSC8T)

476 463 Crocs are eminently rinseable.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2018 12:29 AM (WFV7d)

But they have holes, and don't cover your whole foot. wellies are knee high

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 28, 2018 12:32 AM (gQQ9b)

477 If my son hadn't died when he did you'd all be speaking Mongolian.

Posted by: Ghengis Khan at May 28, 2018 12:27 AM (h2Bdk)

And the barbeque.

Posted by: Miklos, looking for all night Mongo BBQ joint at May 28, 2018 12:32 AM (zCyNd)

478 What???? i'm a girl, you know we don't understand all this complicated computer mumbo jumbo. Sheesh.

Maybe Ben will come along and explain why it's funny.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 28, 2018 12:33 AM (IcT7t)

479 I would think that Congress would try not to bring any investigation about corruption and China and financial records up.

Someone like the Treasury might start releasing records about honorariums paid by .the PRC to elected officials

Posted by: Kindltot at May 28, 2018 12:34 AM (pGvPP)

480 Remember her? I'm still stalking her.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 28, 2018 12:30 AM (CPfoe)


https://stoatnet.org/terrifying.gif

Posted by: hogmartin at May 28, 2018 12:34 AM (fZuhk)

481
I was just looking it up. Judges here issue gag orders, but that's usually on the parties involved. Now, I've read that judges have issued gag orders against newspapers for publishing info on criminal trials (such as the defendant confessed), but I don't know the status of these. Some have apparently been overturned.

Now, a big problem with gag orders is in juvenile and custody cases. "For the children" lets them get away with a lot of gagging.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 28, 2018 12:34 AM (8O3HH)

482 474 465. Yes. But she wasn't an Uzbek. She was a German Jew whose family had been deported there, as was the wont of Comrade Stalin.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 28, 2018 12:32 AM (fA1SL)



Ah. The More You Know,,,,etc. Milana Vayntrub is her name.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 28, 2018 12:36 AM (pY+s4)

483 Heh. Somebody needs to grease the ledge of his apartment window for the next time he showboats.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2018 12:26 AM (WFV7d)

Just for the record, I'm not pro tranny suicide. That's a mental illness. I am, however, very much pro traitor suicide.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at May 28, 2018 12:36 AM (jp0Bv)

484
Tom Shillue (who took over RedEye and then had it cancelled) used to have a thing for Wellies and shorts.

Put "Wellies and shorts" in image search and you'll see examples.

Perv after my own heart.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 28, 2018 12:37 AM (8O3HH)

485 I'm not going to mess with disc drives until I have bought 2 new 500 gig drives. Job #1 will be to make an immidge of the currently working drive with WinXP on it, and at least 40% of my important files. I have Drive Immidge 7 (heh), and it has worked for me before.

That out of the way, I will try using the logic board from the XP drive on Win7 drive, and see if it boots, or can at least be read in a Linux environment. If it boots, I will use the Win7 disc immidge utility to back it up to a new drive. If it doesn't boot, but can be read, I will copy all critical files to DVD's.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2018 12:37 AM (WFV7d)

486 482. Yup. Weintrub is her family name. SMR, however, made them split from Fritz.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 28, 2018 12:38 AM (fA1SL)

487 (Traitor) Manning might have just threatened to commit suicide on Twitter.

Maybe he should be elected senator. What if all congresscritters were capable of remorse, and they offed themselves? I think we need more people like this in Congress.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2018 12:38 AM (/qEW2)

488 Glad you don't need watering bebe

Y5..........bebe and I need bail money for GNAMM II. When and where will it be?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 28, 2018 12:38 AM (mMeIQ)

489 So, the British government can just disappear you for saying things they don't like you saying, and then forbid anyone else to talk about it.

Soviet Union-level bullshit, I say.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... now with 23% more Dragon Energy! at May 28, 2018 12:39 AM (wSC8T)

490 483 Heh. Somebody needs to grease the ledge of his apartment window for the next time he showboats.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2018 12:26 AM (WFV7d)

Just for the record, I'm not pro tranny suicide. That's a mental illness. I am, however, very much pro traitor suicide.
Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at May 28, 2018 12:36 AM (jp0Bv)


I'll lend him my rope.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 28, 2018 12:40 AM (h2Bdk)

491 Just for the record, I'm not pro tranny suicide. That's a mental illness. I am, however, very much pro traitor suicide.
Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at May 28, 2018 12:36 AM (jp0Bv)

If a tranny is quiet and circumspect, and lives quietly, I'm unlikely to know about it. If they go noisily and disgustingly public, like manning and others, a round in the brain pan is a kindness.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2018 12:40 AM (WFV7d)

492 So, the UK is now the UKSSR.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... now with 23% more Dragon Energy! at May 28, 2018 12:42 AM (wSC8T)

493 Well dammit. The entire series of the Sopranos, on bluray, is on sale at Amazon RIGHT NOW for 50 bucks.

Anybody got 50 they can spot me?! I'm good for it by the end of the week, I swears!! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2018 12:42 AM (eMKNe)

494 To mark the holiday, my angel has snuck up to meet me and my family for a day of shooting and feasting. We've had storms nearly every day, which has made for some nice pics, but has kept us confined largely to quarters - NTTAWWT.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 28, 2018 12:42 AM (fA1SL)

495 AOP, I never said everybody had to buy it. Just wanted to let folks know.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2018 12:42 AM (eMKNe)

496 487 (Traitor) Manning might have just threatened to commit suicide on Twitter.

Maybe he should be elected senator. What if all congresscritters were capable of remorse, and they offed themselves? I think we need more people like this in Congress.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2018 12:38 AM (/qEW2)

Hmmm.... once upon a time, it was known as Courtesy for a Gentleman...

Posted by: Obi Don Quixote at May 28, 2018 12:43 AM (NgKpN)

497 I'm too lazy to stalk Milana Vayntrub. I just Bing her images and think dirty thoughts.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 28, 2018 12:43 AM (pY+s4)

498 So, the British government can just disappear you for saying things they don't like you saying, and then forbid anyone else to talk about it.

Soviet Union-level bullshit, I say.
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... now with 23% more Dragon Energy! at May 28, 2018 12:39 AM (wSC8T)

Technically, he's guilty of contempt of court, but of course the court has acted contemptibly.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2018 12:44 AM (WFV7d)

499 Maybe he should be elected senator. What if all congresscritters were capable of remorse, and they offed themselves? I think we need more people like this in Congress.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 28, 2018 12:38 AM (/qEW2)


Congress, hell, I for one am deeply concerned that unhinged attention-seeking self-destructive ticking time bombs are shamefully underrepresented in our military services.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 28, 2018 12:44 AM (fZuhk)

500 If a tranny is quiet and circumspect, and lives quietly, I'm unlikely to know about it. If they go noisily and disgustingly public, like manning and others, a round in the brain pan is a kindness.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2018 12:40 AM (WFV7d)

At least they've done us the service of removing themselves from the reproductive population, until Democrats defund the military to fund tranny cloning programs in the name of civil rights and social justice.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at May 28, 2018 12:45 AM (jp0Bv)

501 491. Bingo. Let everyone live his or her life as best he or she can, and without involving others.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 28, 2018 12:45 AM (fA1SL)

502 QDPSteve, you need $50 for the Sopranos series? That sounds like a good cause! Got a GoFundMe or something like that?

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... now with 23% more Dragon Energy! at May 28, 2018 12:46 AM (wSC8T)

503 Prothonotary, no GFM, sorry.

Do you have PayPal? I'm 100% serious about paying back. I'll even throw in 20% interest (pay you back $60).

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2018 12:47 AM (eMKNe)

504 AOP, I never said everybody had to buy it. Just wanted to let folks know.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2018 12:42 AM (eMKNe)

You have a tendency to get excited about shit I wouldn't cross the street to piss on if it were burning merrily. Ditto for the sopranos. Why should I support the Hollywood/Media/Democrat complex? Why should you?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2018 12:47 AM (WFV7d)

505 I get paid Friday.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2018 12:47 AM (eMKNe)

506 450 ----Repeating a previous observation - It will come down to the Dacians, Magyar, and Slavs to save Europe, as it always has.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 28, 2018 12:24 AM (fA1SL)
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Hey! Don't forget us!

Posted by: Thousands of Spics, from Covadonga to Lepanto at May 28, 2018 12:47 AM (0jtPF)

507 AOP, because I have no life. ;-)

If it helps, I am *very* selective about what I choose to see and purchase. If Hollywood is relying on my money, they don't got much.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2018 12:48 AM (eMKNe)

508
Well this perv had better call it a night. I've spread all the "love" I can for now, and besided I need to hose down the greenhouse. I took a black light to it, and damn, what a mess.

Y'all take care. And please take pictures if anything good happens while I'm gone.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 28, 2018 12:49 AM (8O3HH)

509 Also, I'm a big believer that conservatives should drown stuff that promotes our truth (which also happens to be THE truth) with money, and boycott everything else.

Sooner or later, someone will get it. It's one of the ways a real conservative movement in H'wood can get started.

OTOH, I refuse to see, and would never purchase, a piece of shit by a POS activist celeb like Amy Schumer.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2018 12:50 AM (eMKNe)

510 drown stuff with MONEY that is, that supports our conservative, Christian, pro-American side.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2018 12:50 AM (eMKNe)

511 If it helps, I am *very* selective about what I choose to see and purchase. If Hollywood is relying on my money, they don't got much.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 28, 2018 12:48 AM (eMKNe)

That's just rationalization, Steve. If you buy the fifty-dollar Sopranos DVD collection, how many of those dollars go into the pockets of assholes that wish to see you and me dead?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 28, 2018 12:51 AM (WFV7d)

512 Would it be possible, with an unlimited Horde full of sock puppets on Dem/Lib/Commie websites, to get government funded tranny cloning as an actual declared plank of the Dems 2020 Presidential platform?

Like, voted on and approved by the Dem party at the 2020 national convention in the name of reproductive equality?

What's the weirdest, wackiest bullshit they would probably vote to support?

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at May 28, 2018 12:52 AM (jp0Bv)

513 Well this perv had better call it a night. I've
spread all the "love" I can for now, and besided I need to hose down the
greenhouse. I took a black light to it, and damn, what a mess.




Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 28, 2018 12:49 AM (8O3HH)

Are you the Jackson Pollock of the Black Light Gallery?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 28, 2018 12:52 AM (iTpm7)

Weekend Gun Thread

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An interesting read. Perhaps the loony-tunes Congressional critters who want to confiscate "assault" weapons ought to read.

Introductory Proviso: The following essay on possible gun confiscation is a purely conjectural gedankenexperiment about the future that extrapolates from recent history and current trends. Nothing herein is seditious (per 18 U.S. Code § 2384), nor a call to arms, nor a threat to our government or to any individual, agency, or group.

THE COLLECTIVIST DREAM
The current mass media-driven “debate” on firearms (actually more like paternalistic lecturing or chiding) seems to be leading toward greater restrictions by Congress. The collectivist gun grabbers have the dream of ignoring the Second Amendment and somehow magically removing all detachable magazine semi-auto rifles from civilian hands. But it is just that: a dream. If they think that they can disarm us, then they are thoroughly deluded. I’ll explain why, with some simple mathematics.

The United States has the world’s first or second most heavily-armed populace, per capita. (It’s possibly second only to Yemen.) The number of FBI firearms background checks for transfers by Federally-licensed dealers from November 1998 to April 30, 2018 totaled 287,807,015. That isn’t all new guns. It of course includes many second-hand sales that cycled back through FFL holders. But it is still a staggering number. And it does not include any private party (“not through a dealer” sales of used guns. That is thankfully legal in most states. Nor does it include guns that are legally made at home. (Typically made with 80% complete receivers.) Those home “builds” are becoming quite popular. Their ownership is mostly opaque to any would-be tyrants who might covet seizing them.

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Here's hoping some anti-gunners and cop haters are here perusing.


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How were you introduced into the world of guns? Was your family responsible? Did you decide on your own you wanted to own a firearm? How did you learn safety, did you go to a Hunter's Safety Education class? Did you attend a CCW class? Or did the relative show you everything?

The following was submitted to us by OurCountryIsScrewed:

I’m a big fan of the “Bring one, Teach one” concept. Bring someone you know to the range, teach them safety, safety, safety. Then instruct them on the use of a firearm ultimately leading them to fire said firearm. This was basically how I was introduced to this hobby/sport, so why not continue in that tradition and pay it forward. Educating people, especially those not familiar with, or even afraid of, firearms will hopefully pay dividends.

Once the “BOTO” day is over, I always urge the person to take a firearms class. I went through the NRA Basic Pistol Class at a local range and was hooked. The instructors at the particular range I went to stretched the 8hr NRA BP class into more of a 16 hour class. More time was spent on revolvers vs. pistols, cleaning firearms (especially since we dirtied them), and most importantly SAFETY. There was also more time spent on the firing line. For me, the highlight of the class was the last day when the instructors brought in some of their firearms and allowed us students to talk them about their guns, ask how to use them and even shoot them. We had everything from a .25ACP to a .45ACP.

The follow-on class was the NRA Personal Protection in the Home. Once again, gun safety rules were reiterated, as they should be. This class offered more time on the firing line working on point shooting, Tueller Drill, and shooting around barricades. Last day we had a local LEO come in and discuss with us what would happen if someone was put into a self-defense situation where they shot the bad guy.

Looking at training offered at other ranges around me, I am seeing that the NRA classes are being replaced with Second Amendment Foundation’s Trading Division and the Fundamentals and Safety Training (F.A.S.T.) classes. I haven’t had any experience with the SAFTD classes, so any input/commentary would be appreciated -especially comparisons to the NRA training programs.

I would recommend checking out your local range’s training offerings. There may be more opportunities beyond these classes. Several ranges around NH offer some type of tactical/conceal carry training. These consist of monthly sessions led by a range officer or instructor. I’ve been to numerous ones and have tons. Barricade work, low-light shooting, various shooting drills including various LEO qualification drills, shooting with a flashlight, various shooting stances and positions using 2 hand and one hand (strong and weak side). 100-200 rounds of ammo lighter, I always walk away humbled by how much I still need to learn, but also with various things I need to practice on.

If your range offers some type of first aid training, I would highly recommend it. Accidents do happen and having the training and equipment available to respond to such an incident can literally save someone’s life.

What have been your experiences with any firearm training classes? Anybody out there a certified instructor? Range officer?

Tips on great ammo buys always appreciated. As well as any feedback. You can find me at ourcountryisscrewed at the gmail thingy.


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Do you have some interesting firearm stories, tips, photos or extra 12 gauge ammo? All of that and any other spare .22LR or targets can be sent to petmorons at gmail dot com.

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1 Foist?

Posted by: Gref at May 27, 2018 06:51 PM (AMIL/)

2 ANTI-IMMIGRATION PROTESTER JAILED IN LONDON
JUDGE ORDERS PRESS BLACKOUT
ROBINSON SILENCED

U.K. right-wing activist and journalist Tommy Robinson was arrested and reportedly jailed Friday after he filmed members of an alleged child grooming gang entering a court for trial -- but the details of his purported sentence remain murky after the judge ordered the press not to report on the case.

What the Fuck is going on the UK.
Secure those NUKES right away

DRUDGE

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 06:53 PM (SjImc)

3 Pew pew pew pew pew!!!!

Posted by: Rear Adm. Bill Kristol at May 27, 2018 06:54 PM (CPfoe)

4 Whoa. Never thought I'd see Survival Blog linked here. Nice!

Posted by: Bert G at May 27, 2018 06:55 PM (yzxic)

5 Saw a Taurus 380 at rural king priced at $230.00.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 27, 2018 06:57 PM (myjNJ)

6 Will there be a reloading demonstration on the
Lido Deck, Bill?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 06:57 PM (CPfoe)

7 That fence is concealment, not cover. Upland birds are not to be taken lightly.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 06:58 PM (fZuhk)

8 Those who wish to nudge you first want to know that you can do nothing to stop them.

That is all.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 27, 2018 06:59 PM (7LY+6)

9 While researching beaver jerky earlier, I stumbled on an article about the Hmong in Cali being big squirrel hunters. Seems that when squirrel season opens hundreds of Hmong head to the woods for ingredients to a tasty squirrel stew.

Posted by: f'd at May 27, 2018 06:59 PM (UdKB7)

10 Nobody introduced me to guns. I've always been interested.

In my later years, I started thinking about RKBA, and the Second Amendment.

Then, once I got my CCW, well, I thought it best I put a lot of thought into my weapon of choice and darn well be proficient at using it.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 27, 2018 07:00 PM (WEBkv)

11 Top 20

Posted by: JT at May 27, 2018 07:00 PM (RCSTP)

12 'petmorons'

Li'l Fluffy can fire a .22?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 07:00 PM (6FqZa)

13 Beaver jerky? I've had the soup.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 07:00 PM (CPfoe)

14 Gums to guns, starting to rain here again.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 07:01 PM (aC6Sd)

15 Ran into this yesterday, its sweet looking
http://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com/2018/05/friday-night-1911.html

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 07:03 PM (aC6Sd)

16 Where is everybody tonight?

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at May 27, 2018 07:03 PM (7oUUT)

17 I got two Garands from the CMP a week ago. Sort-of disappointed. I was hoping to get at least one Springfield, but both are Harrington and Richardson receivers. Both have their original H&R barrels, but they have an assortment of Springfield, H&R, and IHC made bolts, op rods, etc. And the windage adjustment on one of them is flaky. Both are CMP "Service Grade" rifles, so I'm surprised the rear sight is not right. CMP installed new walnut stocks on both.

Oh well, they are Garands, and that's a good thing! Always wanted one, finally got two. Quite an example of mechanical and industrial engineering! Will be taking them to the range in a couple of weeks, after I fully tear them down and check for any problems.

Posted by: Gref at May 27, 2018 07:03 PM (AMIL/)

18 British Judge Calls For 10in Pointed Kitchen Knives To Be Ground Down To A Rounded End

Weasel Zippers

Bring their Boomers over here before it's to late

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 07:04 PM (SjImc)

19 Son of a family of gun clingers. Got my own bolt action 22LR at age 8 and a 410 shotgun at age 9. After 6+ decades both eyes are fine.

Posted by: colfax mingo at May 27, 2018 07:06 PM (FoFVZ)

20 What the Fuck is going on the UK.



Societal implosion.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 27, 2018 07:07 PM (Tyii7)

21 Since when have gun confiscators used anything resembling math or logic?
They don't.
It is all fantasy.

Posted by: navybrat now with more emulsions at May 27, 2018 07:07 PM (w7KSn)

22 UK? Soon to be United Caliphate.

Posted by: colfax mingo at May 27, 2018 07:09 PM (FoFVZ)

23 Dad had rifles (I have them now) but had stopped hunting before I was born.

He always said he'd take me down to the dump to shoot rats, but I'm pretty sure you couldn't shoot rats at the dump where I grew up. I think it was what he had done as a kid and it just sounded good.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 07:09 PM (fuK7c)

24 British Judge Calls For 10in Pointed Kitchen Knives To Be Ground Down To A Rounded End
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 07:04 PM (SjImc)


https://tinyurl.com/yc567mon

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 07:09 PM (fZuhk)

25 Calypso Looey: Mr. Trump is destroying every enemy that was an enemy of our rise. Who is the enemy of our rise? Is it the Department of Justice where we get none? Is it Congress where you make a law that favors us and then you turn around and destroy it?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 07:10 PM (6FqZa)

26 If I ever did get a rifle a M-1 would be most likely, not much of a AR fan.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 07:10 PM (aC6Sd)

27 OT

So Danica Patrick's career ends at the Indianapolis 500 in her usual custom. She wrecks. Congrats to Will Power on the win. Always wondered what happened to that character from The Simpsons.

end OT
back to your ongoing Gun Thread

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 27, 2018 07:10 PM (pY+s4)

28 Since when does Farrakhan sound like the sane one and the Conservative government of the United Kingdom sound like a bunch of bigoted, self-destructive madmen.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 07:11 PM (6FqZa)

29 Beautiful wood on the gun but the engraving leaves a lot to be desired.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2018 07:11 PM (SuzHQ)

30
Son of a family of gun clingers. Got my own bolt action 22LR at age 8
and a 410 shotgun at age 9. After 6+ decades both eyes are fine.

Posted by: colfax mingo at May 27, 2018 07:06 PM (FoFVZ)

11,14. We were squishes I guess.

Posted by: Quint at May 27, 2018 07:11 PM (n13/j)

31 26 If I ever did get a rifle a M-1 would be most likely, not much of a AR fan.
Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 07:10 PM (aC6Sd)

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This is why I have Garands rather than AR's.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 27, 2018 07:12 PM (WEBkv)

32
Guns and classical music:

A Grand, Grand Festival Overture for Two Vacuum Cleaners, Electric Floor Polisher, Snipers, Organ and Orchestra by Sir Malcolm Arnold.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Robertson

https://youtu.be/s5JRypoiwu4

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 27, 2018 07:12 PM (OUDQA)

33 Ran into this yesterday, its sweet looking
http://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com...


That blog mentions that Alan Bean died today and there aren't many Americans left who have walked on the moon.

Posted by: t-bird at May 27, 2018 07:14 PM (FJXGr)

34 Has Glock cut off Dicks? It's overdue if they haven't.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 07:14 PM (CPfoe)

35 Doesn't AoSHQ offer Firrst Aid training?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 27, 2018 07:14 PM (aljs9)

36 I was hoping to get at least one Springfield, but both are Harrington and Richardson receivers

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Springfield = hens teeth

I've been to the Alabama location a few times and there are always guys there when the doors open to try and find one.

Interestingly, some Springfield stocks (maybe all, I'm no expert) have a slightly different curve where the fingers fall. I'm told you can lean down and look down the aisle and pick one out if there's one there, but you'd have a hard time seeing it if all the same choices are laid out side by side on a table.

Of course, even that stock will almost certainly have a mismatched receiver and barrel. Which is sort of nice in its own right. These are used guns, and a great memorial day rememberence. I might take mine out tomorrow for a few rounds.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 07:14 PM (VgKNm)

37 Maybe Trump can negotiate the release of Tommy Robinson.

Posted by: JAS at May 27, 2018 07:14 PM (ii30j)

38 Doesn't AoSHQ offer Firrst Aid training?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob


Did you get bopped on the bean again ?

Posted by: JT at May 27, 2018 07:15 PM (RCSTP)

39 Looked up Yemen, it meh have more guns per person but under 1/10th of the population of the US.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 07:15 PM (aC6Sd)

40
This is why I have Garands rather than AR's.
Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 27, 2018 07:12 PM (WEBkv)

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Do you miss having the thing that goes up?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 07:15 PM (CPfoe)

41 Firearms are one of the five greatest things in (worldly) life.

Posted by: irright at May 27, 2018 07:16 PM (RVcmP)

42 Well, which one was the BB gun?

Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 07:16 PM (oIcPq)

43 I finally got around to taking a picture of my M57s: Milos and Marko

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmiKopPr

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 27, 2018 07:16 PM (yQpMk)

44 Cannibal Bob-

How come we never see you on the Food Thread ?

Posted by: JT at May 27, 2018 07:16 PM (RCSTP)

45
Did you get bopped on the bean again ?

Posted by: JT at May 27, 2018 07:15 PM (RCSTP)

No but I've pissed off Heidi a coupla times so it's not if but when...

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 27, 2018 07:17 PM (aljs9)

46 Regards to Heidi.

Posted by: JT at May 27, 2018 07:17 PM (RCSTP)

47
How come we never see you on the Food Thread ?
Posted by: JT at May 27, 2018 07:16 PM (RCSTP)

I'm misunderstood, thats why.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 27, 2018 07:18 PM (aljs9)

48 Posted by: Gref at May 27, 2018 07:03 PM (AMIL/)

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Also congratulations.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 07:18 PM (VgKNm)

49 Basically NO war/military movies on???

Left wing assholes

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 07:18 PM (SjImc)

50 Beautiful wood on the gun but the engraving leaves a lot to be desired.

I think this is an example of form following function because that shotgun is just beautiful. (of course, it would never have been eligible for study in our design classes). Yeah, the engraving isn't my taste, what don't you just want to hold that gun?

Posted by: t-bird at May 27, 2018 07:18 PM (ZpfqO)

51 Heidi says "hey JT!"

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 27, 2018 07:18 PM (aljs9)

52 Greetings:

Even though I grew up in the Bronx of the '50s and '60s, our family had a summer place about 60 miles north in Putnam County. It was a semi-rural area back then, morphing into a bedroom community. Most roads were paved but there were dirt ones too. There were still some farms and creeks and lakes and lots of woods.

The local lads were into time in the woods, fishing, hunting, camping, exploring, anything that precluded any adult intervention. Around reaching the double-digits age-wise, I separated my father from his war knife and started going the full Natty Bumppo. I progressed up the scale from BBs to pellets to other people's 22s pretty quickly.

I started to work on my father for a Remington 22 for my 12th birthday. My father insisted that I join a local gun club to learn the basics. My more city girl mother was having none of it. Finally, as my birthday neared, dinner discussion ensued. Mother insisted that that was no way to raise a child. My Father said, "I'm not raising a child; I'm raising a man."

Posted by: 11B40 at May 27, 2018 07:18 PM (evgyj)

53 Speaking of the food thread, it's flooding in and around Baltimore

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 07:19 PM (SjImc)

54 Doesn't AoSHQ offer Firrst Aid training?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 27, 2018 07:14 PM (aljs9)

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Look, when you put them in the pot, some of them are going to fight back.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 07:19 PM (CPfoe)

55 Grump - nice

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 07:19 PM (aC6Sd)

56 Wal-Mart sells BB pistols similar to what that police officer is holding. And I will tell customers these pistols will get you shot if you are stupid.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 07:20 PM (JaA49)

57 Do you miss having the thing that goes up?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 07:15 PM (CPfoe)


The Garand doesn't, but the M1A/M-14 does indeed have a Shoulder Thing That Goes Up.

https://stoatnet.org/m1aplate.jpg

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 07:20 PM (fZuhk)

58 Mr Roberts is ending soon on TCM, Kelly's heroes is next at 8pm.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 07:21 PM (aC6Sd)

59 Need Horde advice for a everyday pocket carry tool for breaking glass. The other day I was at an indoor event. After confirming second exit, I realized I wouldn't be able to get my family to it if the crowd panicked. I started thinking about the full length windows but realized I didn't have a way to break the glass (no conceal carry for this event). Any suggestions?

Posted by: DTOM at May 27, 2018 07:21 PM (uqSFF)

60 Some moron suggested starting new shooters out with disassembly and cleaning a few times to understand why the gun works before anything else. I thought that was a good approach and intend to incorporate it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 07:21 PM (VgKNm)

61 Heidi says "hey JT!"

HIYA !

Posted by: JT at May 27, 2018 07:22 PM (RCSTP)

62 Do you miss having the thing that goes up?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 07:15 PM (CPfoe)

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I live in CA. Not allowed.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 27, 2018 07:22 PM (WEBkv)

63 carry a 12lb shot putt. keep it in your front pocket.

Posted by: JAS at May 27, 2018 07:22 PM (ii30j)

64 Posted by: 11B40 at May 27, 2018 07:18 PM (evgyj)

Sounds like me. Bronx boy but spent summers in Lake Carmel. 3 male cousins there. Then mid-HS moved there. Had the best of both worlds IMHO.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 27, 2018 07:23 PM (aljs9)

65 "carry a 12lb shot putt. keep it in your front pocket. "

I was going to say brake drum but that's probably easier to carry.

Posted by: f'd at May 27, 2018 07:23 PM (UdKB7)

66 I started thinking about the full length windows but realized I didn't have a way to break the glass (no conceal carry for this event). Any suggestions?

Posted by: DTOM at May 27, 2018 07:21 PM (uqSFF)

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Something cane related. No one thinks twice about letting a cripple guy walk anywhere with a stick.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 07:23 PM (VgKNm)

67 DTOM a Leatherman tool or something with a awl

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 07:23 PM (aC6Sd)

68 Need Horde advice for a everyday pocket carry tool for breaking glass.
Posted by: DTOM at May 27, 2018 07:21 PM (uqSFF)


I have one of these on my keychain:

https://resqme.com/EN/product/resqme/

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 07:23 PM (fZuhk)

69 By the way, if anyone is interested, look up the H.C.A.R.

Made by Ohio Ordnance.

The rifle is based on the B.A.R. receiver, with a few upgrades.

https://tinyurl.com/yd9vphco

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 27, 2018 07:24 PM (WEBkv)

70 Mr Roberts is ending soon on TCM, Kelly's heroes is next at 8pm.
Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 07:21 PM (aC6Sd)

Yeah, True...better than nothing. And at least Google has a Memorial Day presentation also...oh wait no they don't? Shocka

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 07:26 PM (SjImc)

71 Maybe someone could educate me. Is the move to plastics instead of wood just a weight factor?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2018 07:27 PM (SuzHQ)

72 Yeah, a cane.

A cane made out of re-bar.

Posted by: JAS at May 27, 2018 07:27 PM (ii30j)

73 Need Horde advice for a everyday pocket carry tool for breaking glass.

A spring-loaded center punch. I think they did an episode on Mythbusters that involved shattering automotive safety glass. The little pointy hammer worked too but the punch is easier to carry in a pocket.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at May 27, 2018 07:27 PM (7oUUT)

74 Maybe someone could educate me. Is the move to plastics instead of wood just a weight factor?
Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2018 07:27 PM (SuzHQ)

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One word...

Posted by: Guy At Dustin Hoffman's Graduation Party at May 27, 2018 07:28 PM (CPfoe)

75 The confiscation thing is a pipe dream anyway. It didn't work with alcohol, it doesn't work with drugs, but yeah, it'll totally work this time. All they'll do is create history's largest armed underground organization overnight.

Posted by: Vanya at May 27, 2018 07:28 PM (92RO1)

76 Grump - nice


Thanks. Based on the serial numbers, they may actually be from 1957. But it's hard to say with Eastern Bloc stuff. Definitely C&R because they went to a Six Torch seal in 1963.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 27, 2018 07:28 PM (yQpMk)

77 Im trying to find 22 pistol competition here in Phoenix. Cause I'm cheap i guess.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 27, 2018 07:28 PM (aljs9)

78 Mr Roberts is ending soon on TCM, Kelly's heroes is next at 8pm.
Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 07:21 PM (aC6Sd)

Thank you!

Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 07:28 PM (oIcPq)

79 71 Maybe someone could educate me. Is the move to plastics instead of wood just a weight factor?
Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2018 07:27 PM (SuzHQ)

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No. Wood is a lot more sensitive to temperature and humidity, which affects accuracy. Wood is also not nearly as durable as polymers.

However, wood is still much prettier than plastic.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 27, 2018 07:28 PM (WEBkv)

80 I was given a Red Ryder lever action BB gun when I was about seven. I learned to shoot pretty accurately with that little beauty. To my shame, I shot and killed a meadowlark that was singing its little heart out on top of a telephone pole, which taught me a lesson, that even BB guns can be deadly.

A little later my father obtained a Crossman CO2 .22 air pistol and I was given free rein with it. I successfully killed several rabbits with it, including one memorable shot on the run.

When I was about 13 I got a J.C.Higgins 20 ga. single shot shotgun for Christmas, and was into the real world of hunting. I bagged a large number of bunnies with that gun. I later graduated to a 12 ga. model 37 Ithaca, and then added a Browning OU with two sets of barrels. These guns were used to harvest many pheasants, a few deer with slugs, some ducks and a wild boar.

In my big game hunting phase I owned a Browning 30:06 and a Weatherby 7mm magnum, which I used for both whitetail and mule deer, pronghorns and elk.

Today in my advanced years I own only one gun, a 38 special Ruger five hole wheelgun which is my carry weapon.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 07:28 PM (md3fh)

81 Maybe someone could educate me. Is the move to plastics instead of wood just a weight factor?


Less affected by weather as well. Moisture or heat/cold won't cause the stock to shrink or swell.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 27, 2018 07:29 PM (yQpMk)

82 I understand the love for full size semi autos but I prefer compact for cc.

I've developed a serious jones for the Sig P365. 11 rounds of 9mm in a small package? Really really developing an urge for one.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 27, 2018 07:29 PM (PvKHZ)

83 Im trying to find 22 pistol competition here in Phoenix. Cause I'm cheap i guess.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 27, 2018 07:28 PM (aljs9)

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Ha. Those aren't necessarily related anymore.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 07:30 PM (VgKNm)

84 81 Maybe someone could educate me. Is the move to plastics instead of wood just a weight factor?

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Question: Are you going to use it in space?

Posted by: Dave Bowman at May 27, 2018 07:31 PM (CPfoe)

85 Mr Roberts is a fantastic movie, probably #11 on my war movie list.
Kelly's heroes is #1 on my caper movie list.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 07:31 PM (aC6Sd)

86 I got Heidi a Daisy BB gun for Christmas and set up a target range in our small backyard. She grew up with 8 brothers in North MN so she a geat shot.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 27, 2018 07:32 PM (aljs9)

87
I've developed a serious jones for the Sig P365. 11 rounds of 9mm in a small package? Really really developing an urge for one.

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Have you checked out the Walther PPK? Ultra-lubricated slide action combined with an intriguingly piquant mouth feel.

Posted by: A. Hitler at May 27, 2018 07:33 PM (CPfoe)

88 What the Fuck is going on the UK.


Societal implosion.

Posted by: Notorious BFD
--------------------------------


Cultural suicide.

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2018 07:33 PM (BoJzR)

89 Blake/Grump- Thank You.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2018 07:34 PM (SuzHQ)

90 Ha. Those aren't necessarily related anymore.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 07:30 PM (VgKNm)

Lol...I've been seeing that in match pistols.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 27, 2018 07:34 PM (aljs9)

91 As an addendum to the above report, I have also owned a .22 nine-shot revolver, a SandW .357 model 27, a Browning HiPower in 9mm, a WWI vintage .46 cal. Webley revolver adapted to .45 cal. ACP by using halfmoon clips, and a Browning .22 automatic pistol. Guns have always been part of my life.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 07:34 PM (md3fh)

92 There are a number of strap cutters and glass breaker tools around. I was thinking about a multitool with a carbide tip put on it, maybe replace one of the phillips screwdrivers.

Of course you could carry around fragments of broken spark plugs.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2018 07:37 PM (2K6fY)

93 Kellys Heroes is definitely a movie of it's time. Not saying that as a negative, but it certainly has the anti-hero thing like Westerns of that time.

Posted by: Quint at May 27, 2018 07:37 PM (n13/j)

94
Cultural suicide.
Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2018 07:33 PM (BoJzR)

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A glorious heritage, tossed right into the shitter. So sad.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 07:38 PM (CPfoe)

95 AoSHQ needs to offer "First!" aid training...

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 27, 2018 07:39 PM (Lcq0D)

96 It is hard to understand why Englishmen tolerate this shit. Surely at some point they will react no? Or, maybe it's true that the world wars drained the best of them out of the gene pool, leaving only generations of pussies. Sad.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 07:40 PM (md3fh)

97 AoSHQ needs to offer "First!" aid training...
Posted by: redc1c4 at May 27, 2018 07:39 PM (Lcq0D)

Depending on who teaches the class, you might get a timeout.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 27, 2018 07:40 PM (PvKHZ)

98 with all the Garands coming back from overseas now and in the near future, there should be more Springfields for sale one of these days. best thing to do is check the CMP web page regularly, then get your licks in ASAP,

they will be mix-masters, part wise, but the receivers will be correct.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 27, 2018 07:40 PM (Lcq0D)

99 93 Kellys Heroes is definitely a movie of it's time. Not saying that as a negative, but it certainly has the anti-hero thing like Westerns of that time."

Yeah, back when Donald Sutherland was always the grimy, goofy stoned hippy dude no matter what movie he was in, even if it was a WW2 movie.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 27, 2018 07:40 PM (V2Yro)

100 and naow, back to yard w*rk.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 27, 2018 07:41 PM (Lcq0D)

101 79
Wood is a lot more sensitive to temperature and humidity, which affects accuracy. Wood is also not nearly as durable as polymers.

However, wood is still much prettier than plastic.
Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 27, 2018 07:28 PM (WEBkv)


I thought it was plastic that makes it an assault weapon. Especially black plastic.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2018 07:41 PM (sdi6R)

102 They won't confiscate.

What will happen is that it will become evil to even say the word "gun." Costs will go way up. Ranges will have to shut down.

The NRA, as you know, is already a wicked child-hating cabal. The SPLC will designate it a hate-group.

You will lose your job if you object.
Your kids and family may be harassed.

And if you get in trouble for anything --- perhaps a speeding ticket --- you will have to surrender your guns.

That sort of thing.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 27, 2018 07:42 PM (0jtPF)

103 91, some real classics there.

Posted by: Quint at May 27, 2018 07:42 PM (n13/j)

104 Plastic is easier to form without flaws. It has no heart or beauty, but it doesn't rot in the jungle so much either.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2018 07:42 PM (2K6fY)

105 96 It is hard to understand why Englishmen tolerate this shit. Surely at some point they will react no?"

All of the ones who would have had the stones to react are already over here.

They've been self-selecting for sheepishness for over 2 centuries now. This is probably why nations die.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 27, 2018 07:42 PM (V2Yro)

106 I have 5 rifles, only one is a semiauto, a 10/22. Have 3 handguns; a GP100, S&W65, and a Colt Goverment Model 380. Wife has a S&W60. Shotgun is Remington 870 that I rarely use because its main function is to discourage any assholes who might come up our 50 yard gravel lane and failed to read the sign at the entry that reads ARE YOU POSITIVE WE WILL BE GLAD TO SEE YOU?

If I every need a centerfire semi or select fire rifle I figure there will plenty I can borrow laying on the gun. I figure that is an unlikely scenario.

Posted by: colfax mingo at May 27, 2018 07:42 PM (FoFVZ)

107 It's the color that matters, not the material of the stock. Black is cultural appropriation. It is also associated with Satan. That makes those assault rifles triple-by-damn evil./

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 07:43 PM (md3fh)

108 Glory is on Ovation

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 07:44 PM (aC6Sd)

109 oops... laying on the ground.

Posted by: colfax mingo at May 27, 2018 07:44 PM (FoFVZ)

110 "I didn't have a way to break the glass (no conceal carry for this event). Any suggestions?"

Yeah, an automatic center hole punch - you can get them at any tool supply for around $4

Personally, I have a "tactical pen" that has a glass break on the "eraser" side.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at May 27, 2018 07:45 PM (lD3vL)

111 C'Mell, "Fiirrsstt aid?"

M'Ress, "Humans..."

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 07:47 PM (JaA49)

112 I think the pistol I would most like to have is a 9 shot LeMat Pistol, issued to some Confederate officers in the War between the States. Brilliant design - of course the few remaining are collectors items and museum pieces today, so I won't even hold one.

Some were .42 caliber, some were .36 - 9 shot revolver, and then one barrel with a separate trigger in the middle with a shotgun shell (and a 4 inch barrel!) Intended to be the last shot you fire if you've spent all your bullets and the Yankee's are coming over the barricades. Brilliant gun.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 27, 2018 07:47 PM (V2Yro)

113 The local drug store here in Moab sells gubs, and for a long time they had a flaming pink AR-15 in the rack. I noticed the other day that it is gone. How intimidating can a pink assault rifle be? You would win because your target would break out in hysterical laughter and you could just walk over and knock him out with your assault pen.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 07:48 PM (md3fh)

114
What the Fuck is going on the UK.
Societal implosion.
Posted by: Notorious BFD


They bought their tickets, they knew what they were getting into. I say, let 'em crash.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 27, 2018 07:49 PM (IqV8l)

115 Late to the thread but I can smell the cordite.
Hey, does any one remember in the early days of the innerwebz a site named "Carnival of Cordite"? I think insty used to link to it.

Posted by: RI Red at May 27, 2018 07:49 PM (8z1xZ)

116 "Gums to guns, starting to rain here again.

Posted by: Skip"
Hope nothing like that place in Maryland that got hammered by flash flooding today. Second time in 2 years. They need to pick a better place to live.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 27, 2018 07:49 PM (w+Jhj)

117 Probably David "Camera" Hogg would be intimidated by a pink AR. He would demand a boycott of Hello Kitty gubs. Everyone else would be too busy laughing to notice.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 07:50 PM (md3fh)

118 I think the pistol I would most like to have is a 9
shot LeMat Pistol, issued to some Confederate officers in the War
between the States. Brilliant design - of course the few remaining are
collectors items and museum pieces today, so I won't even hold one.



Some were .42 caliber, some were .36 - 9 shot revolver, and then one
barrel with a separate trigger in the middle with a shotgun shell (and a
4 inch barrel!) Intended to be the last shot you fire if you've spent
all your bullets and the Yankee's are coming over the barricades.
Brilliant gun.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 27, 2018 07:47 PM (V2Yro)

Yeah, you have expensive tastes. I would not be surprised if the Italians made a copy.

Posted by: Quint at May 27, 2018 07:50 PM (n13/j)

119 A lot/most of the glass used in business construction today is not really breakable in any real sense of the word. Yes, technically it can be broken but in reality? Very doubtful.

GTFO is almost always the better option. Not saying to just give up but breaking the glass has got to be plan c or d or...

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 27, 2018 07:50 PM (PvKHZ)

120 I happened to go in a local pawnshop this week, hoping to pick up something I needed cheap. I was amazed to see they had a whole cabinet full of cute little pink and purple glocks.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 27, 2018 07:51 PM (V2Yro)

121 "Kellys Heroes is definitely a movie of it's time.
Not saying that as a negative, but it certainly has the anti-hero thing
like Westerns of that time."



Yeah, back when Donald Sutherland was always the grimy, goofy stoned
hippy dude no matter what movie he was in, even if it was a WW2 movie.

Posted by: Tom Servo"

They had Dirty Dozen last night, but it started at 11 and I didn't feel like staying up that late.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at May 27, 2018 07:52 PM (w+Jhj)

122 Keifer Sutherland > Donald Sutherland

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 07:54 PM (md3fh)

123 Glory is on Ovation
Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 07:44 PM (aC6Sd)


Are we still talking about wood vs. plastic? Because it's the same for guitars too: wood is just prettier.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 07:54 PM (fZuhk)

124 Okay so we are the first or second most heavily armed population in the world. Lots of guns in lots of hands. And we "know" people with guns kill people--lots of them. Just ask Camera Hogg or Diane Feinstein.

But where is the USA on the list of murders per hundred thousand population? Somewhere waaaay down the list. Why aren't we Number One (with a bullet) on that list of homicide rates.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at May 27, 2018 07:55 PM (Sda6L)

125 I've seen lemat reproductions for $400 or so. Long time ago so probably $500 now.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 07:55 PM (VgKNm)

126 Dirty Dozen was one of those war movies where you knew from the start, "The Black Guy always Gets it in the End".

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 27, 2018 07:55 PM (V2Yro)

127 Plastic guitars? No, just no. Oh, you aren't talking about acoustics are you. Electric guitars are tools of the Devil and should be confiscated and burned in the public square.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 07:55 PM (md3fh)

128 If I every need a centerfire semi or select fire rifle I figure there will plenty I can borrow laying on the gun. I figure that is an unlikely scenario.
Posted by: colfax ming

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If it ever comes to that you'll be dead long before all the guys with battle rifles. Arm yourself before it comes to that.

Posted by: Guzalot at May 27, 2018 07:56 PM (schB/)

129 But where is the USA on the list of murders per hundred thousand population? Somewhere waaaay down the list. Why aren't we Number One (with a bullet) on that list of homicide rates."

What really pisses leftists off is that if you take murder rates by race, the white population in America has murder rates comparable to Switzerland; the Hispanic population has murder rates comparable to South America; and the Black Population has murder rates comparable to Zimbabwe.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 27, 2018 07:57 PM (V2Yro)

130 Well PBS has the National Memorial Day Concert

LT Dan is there

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 07:58 PM (SjImc)

131 Well PBS has the National Memorial Day Concert



LT Dan is there

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 07:58 PM (SjImc)

Good man there.

Posted by: Quint at May 27, 2018 07:59 PM (n13/j)

132 I didn't have a way to break the glass (no conceal carry for this event). Any suggestions...
In one of the later James Bonds, Q came up with a ring that if you turned the top, all the glass would shatter. Of course he used it to save his life....

Posted by: Colin at May 27, 2018 07:59 PM (vgow2)

133 As has been noted here in the past, remove from the statistical base about four hell hole cities (start with Shitcago, add Baltimore and choose two more from a basket of candidates) and then discount suicides and we would be one of the nations with the lowest per capita gun violence in the world. Interesting that. Never forget that figures don't lie, but liars can figure. And Dems and Presstitutes are expert liars and cannot be believed even if they say the sun will rise sometime tomorrow.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:00 PM (md3fh)

134 112 ... Tom Servo,

Pietta makes a copy of the LeMat. It's a 9 shot 44 caliber revolver with a 20 ga shotgun barrel. Not cheap at about 900 bucks but a lot cheaper than an original.

Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2018 08:01 PM (V+03K)

135 Can any morons recommend a good set of flip-up sights for an AR-15?

Posted by: Guzalot at May 27, 2018 08:02 PM (schB/)

136 Pocket-carry glass-breaker option: resqme The Original Keychain Car Escape Tool

Amazon has them

Posted by: Gref at May 27, 2018 08:02 PM (AMIL/)

137 So the LeMat is one step up from the Judge? I like the idea of .44 plus 20 ga. Lots of close in killing ability.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:02 PM (md3fh)

138 In one of the later James Bonds, Q came up with a ring that if you turned the top, all the glass would shatter. Of course he used it to save his life....
Posted by: Colin at May 27, 2018 07:59 PM (vgow2)


There's also the sonic projector on YT's skateboard in Snow Crash. They're probably not cheap though, and you have to send it back to get it recharged.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 08:04 PM (fZuhk)

139 I keep telling you, get a shilallegh. They're made out of thorn wood and tough. There are books on how to use one as a weapon. You can walk into a courthouse with one.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 27, 2018 08:05 PM (Lqy/e)

140 I didn't shoot growing up, so I learned in the Navy. With my family, I basically gave them a range course a few days before going to the range. My 'course' included nomenclature, procedures, safety rules, and dry firing with squirt guns. By the time the got to the range, they were ready, and it was 1 on 1 with me for first couple rotations on line (in addition to the range required training). Seemed to work; son, daughter, and wife all love shooting and they are fundamentally sound on the line.

Posted by: goatexchange at May 27, 2018 08:07 PM (YFnq5)

141 Canes are cool, and as noted you can take them anywhere. About 22 years ago when I was Mr. Gimp due to a motorcycle accident, and before the artificial knee, I used to board airliners early carrying my hickory cane with the brass eagle handle. Even the First Class passengers had to wait while I settled in my Business Class seat. Good times.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:07 PM (md3fh)

142 Guzalot, MFT makes a nice inexpensive set, but there are a shitton of sights out there. Pmag, Troy, etc.

Posted by: RI Red at May 27, 2018 08:11 PM (8z1xZ)

143 @18

Only about 15k immigration lottery slots go to people from the British Isles so it might take a little while to get them hear.

And forget about claiming refugee status, thats reserved for denizens of the shit holes of the earth.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 27, 2018 08:12 PM (UfMVm)

144 Was your family responsible?

My dad. I think he started in summer camp, and then continued on the school riflery team and then with the Marines (I hear they do a little bit of shooting). I later went to that same summer camp where I learned as a seven-year-old. We were never a hunting family, though.

Posted by: t-bird at May 27, 2018 08:12 PM (nBBdT)

145 139 I keep telling you, get a shilallegh. They're made out of thorn wood and tough. There are books on how to use one as a weapon. You can walk into a courthouse with one.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 27, 2018 08:05 PM (Lqy/e)

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This is why they're always after me Lucky Charms, but they end up with their cerebrospinal fluid on the sidewalk.

Posted by: Lucky the Leprechaun at May 27, 2018 08:14 PM (CPfoe)

146 The only legitimate civilian use for a gub is to hunt, t-bird. Haven't you kept up with the liberal arguments? Only the police and soldiers should have dangerous assault style weapons. You should have a muzzle loader musket as prescribed in the Second Amendment. That or a Ma Deuce or three./

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:15 PM (md3fh)

147 Only about 15k immigration lottery slots go to people from the British Isles so it might take a little while to get them hear.

And forget about claiming refugee status, thats reserved for denizens of the shit holes of the earth.
Posted by: Kreplach at May




he probably meant subs.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 27, 2018 08:15 PM (MTjB1)

148 (143) Only a matter of time 'till the British Isles are Third World. Got an egg timer?

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 27, 2018 08:17 PM (RuIsu)

149 The local drug store here in Moab sells gubs, and
for a long time they had a flaming pink AR-15 in the rack. I noticed the
other day that it is gone. How intimidating can a pink assault rifle
be? You would win because your target would break out in hysterical
laughter and you could just walk over and knock him out with your
assault pen.


Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 07:48 PM (md3fh)


Back when I worked at a gun store we had a Taurus Judge that had two sets of grips, one in black and one in pink. It was in the display case with the pink grips on. A great big ole' biker dude (looked like the stereotype: bald, long beard, tattoos) bought it. Said he was going to leave the pink grips on just to mess with people's heads.

Posted by: Bert G at May 27, 2018 08:18 PM (yzxic)

150 I grew up hunting with family and there was always a 22 rifle, 16ga and 12ga shotgun in the corner of the front coat closet.

First rifle I ever bought was a Garand thru CMP and lucked out - a Springfield in great shape. Acquired a number of sidearms through the years and a number of antique long guns by settlement of family estates. Mostly junk or beaters but a few nice pieces.

Lately, I been building ARs with my sons. Good family time.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 27, 2018 08:18 PM (9rIkM)

151 Well, if those Yurpians think we are going to come and save them again, I have some nice oceanfront property in Montana to sell them. They let the back door open for the Muzzy scum, so they can deal with it, thank you very much. Too bad about Western Civ. It was nice while it lasted. Maybe we can avoid it happening here. A couple years ago it would have seemed unlikely, but with PDJT it seems possible that we can preserve our heritage. *crosses fingers and toes*

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:19 PM (md3fh)

152 Lemats are black powder though, aren't they?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 08:20 PM (VgKNm)

153 Said he was going to leave the pink grips on just to mess with people's heads.
Posted by: Bert G at May 27, 2018 08:18 PM (yzxic)


It's what, around 2lb loaded? You could mess with someone's head pretty good with that, whatever color the grips are.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 08:20 PM (fZuhk)

154 Guzalot, MFT makes a nice inexpensive set, but there are a shitton of sights out there. Pmag, Troy, etc.
Posted by: RI Red

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That's the problem, so many choices and don't know which to go with. I don't need the cheapest but I don't want to pay $200+ for a set if a $100 set is just as good. I'm looking for the best value, not necessarily the cheapest. I'm willing to pay for quality but I don't want to over-pay either.

Posted by: Guzalot at May 27, 2018 08:21 PM (schB/)

155 Big nasty-looking biker guy with a pink Judge would mess with my head, for sure. My Danger Will Robinson! instincts would kick in PDQ.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:22 PM (md3fh)

156 Lemats are black powder though, aren't they?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 08:20 PM (VgKNm)


Yes, cap-and-ball. There might have been later cartridge conversions, but they'd still be black powder.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 08:22 PM (fZuhk)

157 I have a very sturdy and cool stick that my son made for me. Technically it's probably not a shillelagh, but that's what we call it anyway.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 27, 2018 08:22 PM (myjNJ)

158 That Glock promotion would be a good deal if you could use it on something other than a Glock.

Posted by: Deaf Melon Grover Washington at May 27, 2018 08:22 PM (BsuY/)

159 ANTI-IMMIGRATION PROTESTER JAILED IN LONDON
JUDGE ORDERS PRESS BLACKOUT
ROBINSON SILENCED

U.K. right-wing activist and journalist Tommy Robinson was arrested and reportedly jailed Friday after he filmed members of an alleged child grooming gang entering a court for trial -- but the details of his purported sentence remain murky after the judge ordered the press not to report on the case.

What the Fuck is going on the UK.
Secure those NUKES right away

DRUDGE
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 06:53 PM (SjImc)



Limeyland has turned into Airstrip One. The cops, courts and government are in full 1984 mode

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2018 08:24 PM (SiINZ)

160 158 That Glock promotion would be a good deal if you could use it on something other than a Glock.
Posted by: Deaf Melon Grover Washington at May 27, 2018 08:22 PM (BsuY/)
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Ha!

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 08:24 PM (MVjcR)

161 Came from a firearms family ... first single-shot .22 when I was around 12 or 13.
Started buying my own when I was 22 or so - still have that 1911.


I'll bet I could break the glass in a door with my full-size Gerber multitool - but I would wrap my shirt around my hand first, if I didn't have gloves. A chair or fire extinguisher would probably do the trick, too.
Wired glass, all bets are off.


And yeah, waiting for a SIG 365 to come to the local gun shop, it sounds interesting. See if it's smaller than the 6906.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at May 27, 2018 08:24 PM (xJrIn)

162 Interestingly, a high-tech extendable night stick is probably banned for civilian use in many places, but you can carry a heavy wooden cane anywhere. A hundred years ago every gentleman carried a stick, and some had swords inside. Surprise!

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:24 PM (md3fh)

163 Informative video on Tommy Robinson's case by "Brian of London".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3PImtnJwAM

Posted by: Off the reservation at May 27, 2018 08:25 PM (vWMNq)

164 What England needs is a revolution, good and hard. Ironic ain't it?

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:27 PM (md3fh)

165 What England needs is a revolution, good and hard. Ironic ain't it?
Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:27 PM (md3fh)

I think they're getting the revolution right now. Without a shot being fired.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 27, 2018 08:29 PM (PvKHZ)

166 I would hate to see the Queen dragged to a gibbet, for she seems like a nice old lady. As far as the rest of her spawn, well, molon labe baby!

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:30 PM (md3fh)

167 Iran is a Muslim nation seeking to get nukes. Britain is a nuclear nation that is going Muslim.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2018 08:30 PM (sdi6R)

168
Yes, cap-and-ball. There might have been later cartridge conversions, but they'd still be black powder.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 08:22 PM (fZuhk)


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Thanks. I was thinking they were, and I seem to remember even halfway thinking about buying a reproduction at one time, but I couldn't justify the cost. I bet they'd be big fun, though.

I also think everyone should have at least one black powder pistol. Loads of fun and makes you really appreciate what the pre-cartidge guys had to go through. Imagine doing it under duress. Ugh.

Also a neat feeling when they fire compared to the explosiveness of cartridges. They push against the hand in a wonderful way.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 08:31 PM (VgKNm)

169 52 11B40

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Pure poetry my friend. Pure. Poetry.

Posted by: Publius Redux at May 27, 2018 08:31 PM (0/0WS)

170 Remember when Obama went to the UK and told them that if they voted for Brexit they would go to the back of the line when it came to trade deals right before the vote went down?

But Trump had Russian salad dressing!

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 08:32 PM (/tuJf)

171 Well, good point -- the England we knew is falling to a revolution now. (Actually a soft invasion.) What I meant was a counter revolution I guess. Then you could have a counter counter revolution revolution, and rinse and repeat to infinity until they paint their bodies blue and go all pre-Medieval on themselves.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:32 PM (md3fh)

172 "162 Interestingly, a high-tech extendable night stick is probably banned for civilian use in many places, but you can carry a heavy wooden cane anywhere. A hundred years ago every gentleman carried a stick, and some had swords inside. Surprise!
Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:24 PM (md3fh)"


A Wisconsin CCL includes carrying a nightstick.

Looking to acquire a decent sword-stick one of these days.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at May 27, 2018 08:33 PM (xJrIn)

173 Oh, black powder reminds me that I still have a reproduction Colt Navy black powder revolver. Fun gun, but I haven't fired it in probably 50 years.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:33 PM (md3fh)

174 But Trump had Russian salad dressing!

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 08:32 PM (/tuJf)


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Before it's over we'll find out they started the whole thing over a secretary in Trump Tower's front office using Kaspersky antivirus.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 08:34 PM (VgKNm)

175 Need Horde advice for a everyday pocket carry tool for breaking glass. The other day I was at an indoor event. After confirming second exit, I realized I wouldn't be able to get my family to it if the crowd panicked. I started thinking about the full length windows but realized I didn't have a way to break the glass (no conceal carry for this event). Any suggestions?
Posted by: DTOM at May 27, 2018 07:21 PM (uqSFF)

Small ball-peen hammer, say 4 ounce, with the handle bored out to accept a diamond-point glass cutter. Score a big "X" on the glass, then hammer it out.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2018 08:36 PM (WFV7d)

176 I had a Dusty Springfield once....went off in bed a treat.

Posted by: saf at May 27, 2018 08:36 PM (5IHGB)

177 I'm pretty sure England outlawed sword-canes a few years ago.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2018 08:36 PM (sdi6R)

178 We have a pretty sad level of conspiracy theories when reality makes them look like an afternoon tea party at the bridge club, with little triangular cucumber sandwiches.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:37 PM (md3fh)

179 Also a neat feeling when they fire compared to the explosiveness of cartridges. They push against the hand in a wonderful way.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 08:31 PM (VgKNm)


Agreed. The barely-perceptible lock delay on a flintlock rifle also gives it that delicious sha-THOOMP sound. And then there's the big cloud of white smoke... If you can fire a longrifle and not have an enormous doofy grin on your face you might actually be dead.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 08:38 PM (fZuhk)

180 Which one is a BB Gun?

++++

The one on our left (the gunman's right hand) has the BB sized hole at the end of the barrel, so I'm guessing that's the one the BBs will be coming at us from.

I'd treat either as a lethal threat if it was pointed at me.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 27, 2018 08:39 PM (pvjTE)

181 That Monty Python sketch about self-defense against fresh fruit is ironic, since those are the only self-defense weapons the British are allowed to own nowadays.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2018 08:39 PM (sdi6R)

182 Day One of our roadtrip. La Grande OR. Nice view of the mountains from our hotel room.

When we get back, and after doing seventeen bazillion things around the house, I need to restock the old Ithaca pump and the Savage 99. In my spare time.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at May 27, 2018 08:40 PM (uWSyZ)

183 I understand the love for full size semi autos but I prefer compact for cc.



I've developed a serious jones for the Sig P365. 11 rounds of 9mm in a small package? Really really developing an urge for one.


Posted by: weirdflunky at May 27, 2018 07:29 PM

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Good luck finding one. I haven't been able to get one for two months. Word was that there were production issues and Sig had to re tool some stuff for the pistol.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 27, 2018 08:40 PM (+Dllb)

184 It was NOT Russian dressing -- it was thousand island dressing dammit! I am a Patriot and would never touch a salad that was infested with filthy Communist dressing! And as far as that time you said I ate caviar, it was just fish eggs I'm telling you. Probably catfish. The eggs had little whiskers, so there.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:40 PM (md3fh)

185 I'm pretty sure England outlawed sword-canes a few years ago.
Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2018 08:36 PM (sdi6R)


I wouldn't be surprised to find out that they're banned in Michigan, since it's a concealed blade over 3".

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 08:41 PM (fZuhk)

186 >>Before it's over we'll find out they started the whole thing over a secretary in Trump Tower's front office using Kaspersky antivirus.

Pretty sure we are going to find out it is much worse than that. Way worse.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 08:41 PM (/tuJf)

187 I think sword canes are banned almost everywhere.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:42 PM (md3fh)

188 "Well, which one was the BB gun?"

I'm going with the one on the left. The one on the right clearly has a large bore, while the one on the left, though hard to make out in the shadows, seems to have a small bore liner inside the barrel.

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at May 27, 2018 08:42 PM (3JQ/p)

189 I am thinking the with a small glass cutter, you make and X and then throw something at it, but not your foot. Wouldn't want to cut your leg up.

Posted by: JAS at May 27, 2018 08:42 PM (ii30j)

190 I think sword canes are banned almost everywhere.




Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:42 PM

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Not in Texas. we can carry all manner of swords now.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 27, 2018 08:43 PM (+Dllb)

191 I think sword canes are banned almost everywhere.
Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:42 PM (md3fh)


Probably. It's not like you could argue that they have any practical utility either.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 08:43 PM (fZuhk)

192 To echo what Moron Robbie said, everyone should have a BP pistol. They are fun and different and rather satisfying to shoot. The greater involvement in loading and accountrements, the added care in cleaning and maintaining, the connection to history, and the slower pace of loading makes each shot appreciated in a way that even single shot modern weapons can't match.

Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2018 08:44 PM (V+03K)

193 The pistol on the right may have been made to fire really big BBs, like .45 cal. BBs. They make those don't they? If not, there's an idea for someone to get stinking rich. The other pistol might have been a 2mm deadly flechette gun with poisonous exploding mini-grenades. Never know these days of nano-technology.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:46 PM (md3fh)

194 NOTE: I inserted spaces in my tinyurl's because I kept getting messages telling me my post was rejected for unbroken strings of text, telling me to use tinyurl. If this doesn't work I'll give up.

Speaking of canes. I use a cane daily to help me get around. This is the one I'm currently using.
https://preview.tiny url.com/y9wyab4x
Upside:StrongHeavy enough to use in a fightLooks like a cane, doesn't get weird looks from security types

Downside:HeavyThe classic hook handle is hard on the hand you are supporting yourself with
I'm giving serious thought to replacing it with this one
https://preview.tiny url.com/yc742wgq
Same maker, same material. Just a different shape for the handle which, from my experience with other canes, would be more friendly to my hand.

Downside: it looks a bit more like a weapon and might get weird looks from security types.

Posted by: fuloydo at May 27, 2018 08:46 PM (d5k7R)

195 Probably. It's not like you could argue that they have any practical utility either.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 08:43 PM (fZuhk)

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You never know when you'll be asked to ritually slaughter a London mayor calf.

Posted by: Lucky the Leprechaun at May 27, 2018 08:47 PM (CPfoe)

196 A proper cane should A) look harmless, and B) be able to kill anything up to and including a rabid rhinoceros with a single stroke.

Reminds me of the time I shot a rabid rhinoceros in my pajamas, but that is a story for another time.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:49 PM (md3fh)

197 The pistol on the right may have been made to fire really big BBs, like .45 cal. BBs. They make those don't they?
Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:46 PM (md3fh)


BB refers to the size of shot, like shotgun shot. B is .17", BB is .18", BBB is .19", and so on. 000 is .36", so .45 BB is stretching the term a bit.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 08:49 PM (fZuhk)

198 I like to ask confiscation lefties if they're willing to die for their policy choice, because I and many others are willing to kill them over it. Not a single one has ever said "yes."

Posted by: Apostate at May 27, 2018 08:50 PM (L7xDA)

199 So you take the label BB and replace the B's with O's and voila, double aught. It's all a matter of terminology, and as we know that doesn't make any difference anymore.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:51 PM (md3fh)

200 Reminds me of the time I shot a rabid rhinoceros in my pajamas, but that is a story for another time.
Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:49 PM (md3fh)

We're all certainly looking forward to that time.

How you managed to have a rabid rhinoceros in your pajamas must be quite a story.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 27, 2018 08:51 PM (PvKHZ)

201 The thing about lefties is that they are all noise and bluster, and if it came down to blood in the streets they would run away crying like little babies. Fuck 'em. Cowards every one.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:52 PM (md3fh)

202 The thing about lefties is that they are all noise and bluster, and if it came down to blood in the streets they would run away crying like little babies. Fuck 'em. Cowards every one.
Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:52 PM (md3fh)

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You're just begging for a Die In at your house.

Posted by: David Hogg at May 27, 2018 08:53 PM (CPfoe)

203 Actually, I made up the story about the rabid rhinoceros. The only thing in my pajamas was this enormous salami-like thing. Shit, it even scared me.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:53 PM (md3fh)

204 I think the way to predict how they will approach actual gun banning will be as they did for cigarettes.

A different mentality to the group targeted and they object and behavior being banned is already heavily regulated.

They will go after ammunition using local banning on a city by city basis. And also zoning (as in Cali) for ranges and Gun shops.

Then once they see that they have a docile target they will complete the effort by essentially banning the use anywhere at all.

The problem is as with cigarettes there's always some that don't see the danger and will comply with the regulations thinking that it's somehow fair.

Then when the final effective ban comes along there's no where to go.

Patience will be their key. Like slowly tightening a press eventually the object succumbs.

The real hazard isn't the left. It's those on the right that surrender for what ever reason.

The real betrayals over Parkland happened in Vermont and Florida both with GOP Governors and now they're stuck with laws that will be used against gun owners.

They see the numbers only and don't really regard the rights implications as long as an outright ban isn't in the works.

These seizures/holds by judges will also be over used. As with all things legal, LE will warp the usage and no one will be able to fight it.

All of them allow LE to initiate the seizures and we all know that LE never ever lies to a judge.

Posted by: jakee308 at May 27, 2018 08:54 PM (Tvo6J)

205 I think the one on the left is the BB gun because the exit hole is smaller.

Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 08:54 PM (oIcPq)

206 205 I think the one on the left is the BB gun because the exit hole is smaller.

Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 08:54 PM (oIcPq)

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Nope.

Posted by: JFKs Skull at May 27, 2018 08:55 PM (CPfoe)

207 Actually, I made up the story about the rabid rhinoceros. The only thing in my pajamas was this enormous salami-like thing. Shit, it even scared me.
Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:53 PM (md3fh)

Well I can certainly understand why an Italian spiced meat product inside your pajamas would be off putting.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 27, 2018 08:55 PM (PvKHZ)

208 I think it was Connecticut that passed a law demanding that AR-type guns be turned in or something, and approximately zero citizens turned them in. That is the problem they face in their efforts to bell the tiger. The tiger will not cooperate.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:55 PM (md3fh)

209 ANTI-IMMIGRATION PROTESTER JAILED IN LONDON

JUDGE ORDERS PRESS BLACKOUT

ROBINSON SILENCED
...


ZZZZzzzzz

Posted by: State Congress of Maine: Who Refused to Pass Bill Banning FGM at May 27, 2018 08:57 PM (2wOtx)

210 ell I can certainly understand why an Italian spiced meat product inside your pajamas would be off putting.
Posted by: weirdflunky at May 27, 2018 08:55 PM (PvKHZ)

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You can really intimidate a flyover person with something like that. Believe me, I know.

Posted by: David Brooks at May 27, 2018 08:57 PM (CPfoe)

211 Iran is a Muslim nation seeking to get nukes. Britain is a nuclear nation that is going Muslim.

Posted by: rickl
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When they start building launch site in England...

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2018 08:57 PM (BoJzR)

212 I think the one on the left is the BB gun...

Thus illustrating the point.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at May 27, 2018 08:57 PM (7oUUT)

213 The one in his left had looks real to me. Or maybe both are bbguns. Or not. Either way, I'm shooting his ass. I know, that's a lot of paperwork.

Posted by: Eromero at May 27, 2018 08:58 PM (zLDYs)

214

Anti-Trump radio host and Daily Beast columnist Dean Obeidallah caught some flak on Sunday for a Memorial Day tweet that compared the bravery of those who fight back against President Donald Trump to the selfless sacrifice of military service members.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 27, 2018 08:58 PM (IqV8l)

215 I didn't say it was a salami, I said it was salami-like. More like a pork saber I think. Or a small meat howitzer perhaps. Oh, who am I kidding, I know you don't believe a bit of it.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:59 PM (md3fh)

216 Truth be known, I don't even wear pajamas.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:00 PM (md3fh)

217 I didn't say it was a salami, I said it was salami-like. More like a pork saber I think. Or a small meat howitzer perhaps. Oh, who am I kidding, I know you don't believe a bit of it.
Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:59 PM (md3fh)

I found the story of the rabid rhinoceros in your pajamas more believable.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 27, 2018 09:01 PM (PvKHZ)

218 those who fight back against President Donald Trump to the selfless sacrifice of military service members.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


You can't beat stupid.


As much as you'd like too.

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2018 09:01 PM (BoJzR)

219 Yeah, let's go with the rabid rhinoceros. It does have a certain ring of truth to it, right? Probably bitten by a rabid honey badger.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:03 PM (md3fh)

220 Do thru-travelers on I-95 with unloaded weapons in cases, kept separate from the ammo, all in locked trunk of cars, have to worry when transiting MD, DC, and NJ?

Asking for a friend. A friend whose car registration is not linked to a CCW permit.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 27, 2018 09:04 PM (+fPHo)

221 I think it was Connecticut that passed a law demanding that AR-type guns be turned in or something, and approximately zero citizens turned them in. That is the problem they face in their efforts to bell the tiger. The tiger will not cooperate.
Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:55 PM (md3fh)

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It was not even turn them in. It was simply to register that you had one. About a 15% compliance rate in a deep blue state.

Good luck, Gun Grabbers!

Posted by: Calm Mentor at May 27, 2018 09:04 PM (I16G8)

222 203 Actually, I made up the story about the rabid rhinoceros. The only thing in my pajamas was this enormous salami-like thing. Shit, it even scared me.
Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:53 PM (md3fh)

You should change your nic to Dick.

hahaha

Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 09:05 PM (oIcPq)

223 191 I think sword canes are banned almost everywhere.
Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 08:42 PM (md3fh)

Probably. It's not like you could argue that they have any practical utility either.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 08:43 PM (fZuhk)

I could make an argument.

Posted by: Abraham Setrakian at May 27, 2018 09:05 PM (H4GNL)

224 181 That Monty Python sketch about self-defense against fresh fruit is ironic, since those are the only self-defense weapons the British are allowed to own nowadays.
Posted by: rickl



For now.

Posted by: British Judge at May 27, 2018 09:05 PM (pY+s4)

225 Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:03 PM (md3fh)

heh

You know if years from now we're presented an edited version of this thread and asked to explain this I'm gonna let you go first.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 27, 2018 09:05 PM (PvKHZ)

226 Never give a trooper probable cause to search your trunk.

Posted by: JAS at May 27, 2018 09:06 PM (ii30j)

227 I just found out that watermelon is not fattening.

I love the internet.

Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 09:06 PM (oIcPq)

228 Which one is a BB Gun?

The one on the left looks it, at first glance. But I don't care. Is it pointed at me? That's a problem.

Posted by: t-bird at May 27, 2018 09:06 PM (w1zJX)

229 Hmm, if my name was Dick I could open a sporting goods chain and ban the sale of automatic assault rifles and other dangerous weapons. Success would be sure to follow. Right? Oh.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:06 PM (md3fh)

230 Oh Yeah.

Posted by: Kyle Busch Fan Club at May 27, 2018 09:06 PM (Jj+59)

231 Logical arguments are not going to convince the left and there is going to be a war over this. As recently as 30 minutes ago I had someone at a neighbor's party spouting the "no one needs..." bullshit and she truly believed what she was saying. I don't even argue the point anymore other than to say that I don't trust people who advance her ill-informed position.

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 09:06 PM (MVjcR)

232 "Once you have a monopoly, new products don't help you, only better marketing. Soon, marketing people are running the company, and what made them great is gone..."
_ _Steve Jobs, 1995

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2018 09:07 PM (BoJzR)

233 I get the notices from GT Distributors in Dallas every week. Like Glocks, carry a Glock every day. They work. I own other makes too, but the simple truth is the G19 is probably one of the most popular firearms on this planet, whether or not personal taste. Buy one. You'll be glad you did. Especially considering the 'republicans' are likely to relinquish control of both houses of congress this November, if they can work it out with the communist left democraps.

Posted by: Eromero at May 27, 2018 09:07 PM (zLDYs)

234 Do thru-travelers on I-95 with unloaded weapons in cases, kept separate from the ammo, all in locked trunk of cars, have to worry when transiting MD, DC, and NJ?

Asking for a friend. A friend whose car registration is not linked to a CCW permit.
Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 27, 2018 09:04 PM (+fPHo)


A lot of it will depend what kind of weapons, I think.
https://tinyurl.com/yaepvepg

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 09:08 PM (fZuhk)

235 214

Anti-Trump radio host and Daily Beast columnist Dean Obeidallah caught some flak on Sunday for a Memorial Day tweet that compared the bravery of those who fight back against President Donald Trump to the selfless sacrifice of military service members.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.



Bitchin' tweets is the moral equivalent of storming the Beaches of Normandy!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 27, 2018 09:08 PM (pY+s4)

236 Anti-Trump radio host and Daily Beast columnist Dean Obeidallah

Was he named after a Beatles song?

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2018 09:09 PM (sdi6R)

237 Sitting in Mom's basement sipping tea in Rhino-free pajamas will scare all the evil gun people and they will surrender PDQ. End of problem. It's like one of those First This -- ??? -- Success! thingies.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:10 PM (md3fh)

238 Do thru-travelers on I-95 with unloaded weapons in cases, kept separate from the ammo, all in locked trunk of cars, have to worry when transiting MD, DC, and NJ?

Yes

Posted by: Kyle Busch Fan Club at May 27, 2018 09:11 PM (Jj+59)

239 Jersey is crazy when it comes to firearms, I read stories of people getting jacked up for elsewhere legal carry there. Guy had a antique black powder pistol and was arrested. Carry the ammo in one vehicle and ship the firearm by another means.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 09:12 PM (aC6Sd)

240 Was he named after a Beatles song?
Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2018 09:09 PM (sdi6R)


"I'm a Loser"?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 09:12 PM (fZuhk)

241 One should never go to MD, DC or NJ for any reason except total insanity. Then, well, you can go wherever you want to.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:13 PM (md3fh)

242 Oh Blah Dee
Oh Blah Dah
Funny how the life goes on

Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 09:14 PM (oIcPq)

243 I should not stay up and watch the end of this movie, and see the start of the ONT again.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 09:15 PM (aC6Sd)

244 Funniest thing I've seen today is a tweet by liberal activist and supposed journalist Yashir Ali bemoaning the treatment of illegal immigrant children under Trump. He even had pictures of kids in chain link fence cages sleeping on the floor.

Only problem was the pictures were from 2014 when Obama was in charge. He and the rest of his idiot followers have spent the better part of the day telling people to stop retweeting and talking about it because, well, duh.

We are up against an army of real morons.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 09:15 PM (/tuJf)

245 There are Morons, and then there are morons. And we are vastly outnumbered by the latter. Sad.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:16 PM (md3fh)

246 Power came back on about 10 minutes ago.

Had to read my Kindle by battery-powered lamp, like a savage.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 09:16 PM (qJtVm)

247 204---....Patience will be their key. Like slowly tightening a press eventually the object succumbs.

The real hazard isn't the left. It's those on the right that surrender for what ever reason......

Posted by: jakee308 at May 27, 2018 08:54 PM (Tvo6J)
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Nailed it.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 27, 2018 09:16 PM (0jtPF)

248 I am tempted to go to a Publix and roll my shopping cart over a protester.

And then back up and roll over him again.

Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 09:16 PM (oIcPq)

249 Make sure that protester you crush is named David Hogg. That would be a useful act of kindness toward the Republic.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:18 PM (md3fh)

250 So... is we shootin' Martian varmints?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 09:18 PM (6FqZa)

251 I'll make sure the shopping cart is full, too.

Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 09:18 PM (oIcPq)

252
Day One of our roadtrip. La Grande OR. Nice view of the mountains from our hotel room.

When we get back, and after doing seventeen bazillion things around the house, I need to restock the old Ithaca pump and the Savage 99. In my spare time.
Posted by: Skookumchuk at May 27, 2018 08:40 PM (uWSy

Woo hoo! Lived in LaGrande from 66 to 69. It was a great place to grow up and I learned to target shoot at a basement facility in town. Team second place for Eastern Oregon in 67. It was also the first place I was mistaken as a deer while hunting. Discipline learned at the range kept me from hunting the hunter.

Still going to move to Idaho or Montana. Oregon is a California wannabe.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 27, 2018 09:18 PM (e1mEI)

253 Had to read my Kindle by battery-powered lamp, like a savage.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 09:16 PM (qJtVm)


Welcome back. Any damage?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 09:19 PM (fZuhk)

254 reckon Hogg is from... further out in the Solar System

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 09:19 PM (6FqZa)

255 Fill the cart with lead ingots. And replace the wheels with those razor things on the chariot in Ben Hur. Winning bigly!

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:19 PM (md3fh)

256 We have deployed more than 100 sharpshooters who were called up from all of the military.s units, primarily from the special forces, said the Israeli army's chief of staff, Lieutenant-General Gadi Eizenkot, in an interview published on Wednesday in the Yedioth Ahronoth daily.

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2018 09:20 PM (BoJzR)

257 255 Fill the cart with lead ingots. And replace the wheels with those razor things on the chariot in Ben Hur. Winning bigly!
Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:19 PM (md3fh)

I like your style, Ruthless. You truly are ruthless.

Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 09:21 PM (oIcPq)

258 Shit's gettin' real in Sandland.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:21 PM (md3fh)

259 Logical arguments are not going to convince the left and there is going to be a war over this. As recently as 30 minutes ago I had someone at a neighbor's party spouting the "no one needs..." bullshit and she truly believed what she was saying. I don't even argue the point anymore other than to say that I don't trust people who advance her ill-informed position.
Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 09:06 PM (MVjcR)

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I have a BIL (born, raised and has always lived in Chicagadishu), also make this argument. Very successful guy, COO of a residential apartment rental firm.

I took him on a journey as to why he has so many things he doesn't "need". 3 cars for him. 2 for my sister. 3 houses. Multiple web enabled devices for each of them and their two kids.

This was after I described the guns, including 3 ARs and 2 AKs. His response?

"I wanted them and could afford them. Nothing prevents me from buying them!". My response? "Exactly. You just answered your own question".

Posted by: Calm Mentor at May 27, 2018 09:22 PM (I16G8)

260 Shhh! Don't tell anyone, but my Ruthless persona is just a front. I am actually a kindly, considerate person who would never harm a fly. Oh, wait, a fly? I would crush the fly like a bug. Damn flies. But when it comes to people, oh wait.... Nevermind.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:23 PM (md3fh)

261 Every success by Boss Hogg will only bring another attempt

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 09:23 PM (aC6Sd)

262 Hogg needs to be crushed like a damned fly. Damn Hoggs!

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:24 PM (md3fh)

263 Sounds like a war zone with fireworks here.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 09:25 PM (aC6Sd)

264 The appropriate response to, "Nobody needs an AR-15," is, "I need an AR-15 to protect myself from people like you who think I don't need an AR-15."

Posted by: davidt at May 27, 2018 09:25 PM (wUZ+I)

265 Welcome back. Any damage?
Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 09:19 PM (fZuhk)
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The lobby of our apartment building had some minor flooding but it was quickly mopped up.

But poor Main Street is worse off than it was two years ago from that big flood. We hadn't finished cleaning up and restoring all the shops from that one.

https://tinyurl.com/ybzl3leb

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 09:25 PM (qJtVm)

266
216 Truth be known, I don't even wear pajamas.
Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:00 PM (md3fh)

FORGET THE PAIYAMAS!

Posted by: Rigby Reardon at May 27, 2018 09:25 PM (e1mEI)

267 Damn Hoggs!
Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:24 PM (md3fh)


Please stop with the hurtful hogshaming.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 09:26 PM (fZuhk)

268 Sorry hogmartin. Didn't know you were actually a hog. Martins are a kind of weasel, you know?

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:26 PM (md3fh)

269 Especially considering the 'republicans' are likely to relinquish control of both houses of congress this November, if they can work it out with the communist left democraps.
Posted by: Eromero

______________________________________

Bullshit. Just flat out bullshit. The DeMS-13 will lose seats in the Senate (here in MO, McCaskil is toast). The House will remain about the same, with a small swing likely favoring the Republicans. The "blue wave" is media concocted bullshit.

But you're right on one thing, Glock's work.

Posted by: Guzalot at May 27, 2018 09:27 PM (schB/)

270 But poor Main Street is worse off than it was two years ago from that big flood. We hadn't finished cleaning up and restoring all the shops from that one.

https://tinyurl.com/ybzl3leb

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 09:25 PM (qJtVm)


Ugh, I saw that. I thought you were just talking about a thunderstorm and then people were posting links to cars floating down the street and WELP that escalated fast.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 09:27 PM (fZuhk)

271 JT Marlin downgrades American Amalgamated Sleepwear to SELL

Posted by: JT Marlin at May 27, 2018 09:27 PM (CPfoe)

272 Safely in Indy. What a day!

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at May 27, 2018 09:28 PM (cz0pY)

273 its a Bill of Rights, not a bill of needs.

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 09:28 PM (MVjcR)

274 240 Was he named after a Beatles song?
Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2018 09:09 PM (sdi6R)

"I'm a Loser"?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 09:12 PM (fZuhk)

++++

The guy's name was Dean Obeidallah, so I figured he was talking about this one.

https://youtu.be/nJoQbLV2sQU

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 27, 2018 09:28 PM (pvjTE)

275 264 The appropriate response to, "Nobody needs an AR-15," is, "I need an AR-15 to protect myself from people like you who think I don't need an AR-15."
Posted by: davidt
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I didn't need one until they kept telling me I shouldn't have one. That's when I knew it was time to buy one.

Posted by: Guzalot at May 27, 2018 09:29 PM (schB/)

276 Sorry hogmartin. Didn't know you were actually a hog. Martins are a kind of weasel, you know?
Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:26 PM (md3fh)


*dons mortarboard*

And a guitar! Which is actually where the stupid handle comes from, by the bye.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 09:29 PM (fZuhk)

277 The Dem party has gone so far into batshit crazy land that it will take a generation or more for them to recover, which they probably never will. They are toast. Their only hope was for Hillzebub to win, and when she didn't, it was lights out time for the Dems. Good riddance.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:29 PM (md3fh)

278 The appropriate response to, "Nobody needs an AR-15,"

is, "Yes, I do, it's my comfort weapon."

Posted by: t-bird at May 27, 2018 09:29 PM (7ThJ3)

279 The PBS Memorial Thing was nice. Well done. Thankfully totally non political. To bad Colin Powell was there

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 09:30 PM (SjImc)

280 Read that Hogg's victory was somewhat Pyrrhic.
Publix has stopped all political donations.

They've donated to more than ten Democrats and a sh*t ton more money to Dem causes and politicos than Pubbies.

Now the tap is shut off.

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2018 09:30 PM (BoJzR)

281 Left my little friend at home since I'm never sure if my next job might be in something frogged up state that doesn't honor my permit.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at May 27, 2018 09:30 PM (cz0pY)

282 Why do you need an AR-15?

To piss you off

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 27, 2018 09:30 PM (PvKHZ)

283 All - So I got forwarded an eyewitness account from a participant in President Trump's Medal of Honor ceremony for SOCM's Slabinski's Medal of Honor:

"The ceremony was simple, elegant and moving. Yhe President was personable and occasionally humorous; he seemed to greatly enjoy doing this. His scripted remarks referred to the MoH as 'the nation's highest military honor'; he made a point of changing it to "the nation's highest honor." I think he and the Master Chief must have really hit it off before the ceremony, because unlike other MoH ceremonies with participants nervous and sweating, both were clearly comfortable with each other throughout."

He indicated the First Lady was absent, but the motorcade through WDC was fun.

BZ, Master Chief.

Posted by: goatexchange at May 27, 2018 09:30 PM (YFnq5)

284 Serious Cat, are you okay?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 09:31 PM (qJtVm)

285 .22LR available for a nickel a round.

Thanks Trump!

Posted by: blaster at May 27, 2018 09:31 PM (CWvyb)

286 The appropriate response to, "Nobody needs an AR-15,"

is, "Yes, I do, it's my comfort weapon."
Posted by: t-bird at May 27, 2018 09:29 PM (7ThJ3)


If you call it an emotional support weapon, you can take it on planes.

Ooh, and if you call it a an emotional light support weapon, you can bring a LMG on a plane!

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 09:31 PM (fZuhk)

287 Yeah, but what good is .22 LR against a rabid rhinoceros? Huh?

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:32 PM (md3fh)

288 Bedtime! See y'all later.

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 09:32 PM (MVjcR)

289 At least they tried to come up with a reasonable Tiger I

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 09:33 PM (aC6Sd)

290 You Eastern Yankees sure go to bed early.... Sun's still up here in UT.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:33 PM (md3fh)

291 Now the tap is shut off.
Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2018 09:30 PM (BoJzR)


Gosh, I hope not. I want him treading just this side of the line where he pisses off people who aren't political either way, not crossing over to where he becomes so much of a liability that the left has to shut him up. Same with HRC.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 09:34 PM (fZuhk)

292 Ooh, and if you call it a an emotional light support weapon, you can bring a LMG on a plane!

But can I bring my Ma?

Posted by: Fox2! at May 27, 2018 09:34 PM (brIR5)

293 The "no one needs an xyz type gun" argument is the same as the "no needs a gun at XYZ location" argument. And the funny thing is, they are right.

But this is the truth that hoplophobes refuse to comprehend. No one NEEDS a gun for self defense, until they REALLY need one.

Posted by: Quint at May 27, 2018 09:34 PM (n13/j)

294 If you call it an emotional support weapon, you can take it on planes.

Ah, that was the phrase I was looking for. Yes.

Posted by: t-bird at May 27, 2018 09:34 PM (nBBdT)

295 Guzalot @ 269, did not mean to be obtuse. Those who know me know I have a HEARTY distrust of the Washington City government. I depend on 'republicans' doing the wrong thing. They seldom disappoint me.

Posted by: Eromero at May 27, 2018 09:34 PM (zLDYs)

296 Bedtime! See y'all later.
Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 09:32 PM (MVjcR)


'night Mr. Weasel.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 09:34 PM (fZuhk)

297 Is clitoris mutilation really THAT BAD?
I mean, can't we just ACCEPT a little DIVERSITY and MULTICULTURALISM??
It will prevent ANGER and HATE and muslim VIOLENCE!!!
Let them cut her clitoris OFF!!
*gavel*

Next: rezoning of lot 12323 as a park.

Posted by: State Congress of Maine at May 27, 2018 09:35 PM (2wOtx)

298 Was Kelly's Heros based on a true incident?

Posted by: ALH at May 27, 2018 09:35 PM (oIcPq)

299 I have said for years that both sides are corrupt to the core. That is what makes Trump such a threat to everyone, and such a breath of fresh air for the rest of us, for he doesn't belong to anyone except the people who voted him in.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:35 PM (md3fh)

300 278 The appropriate response to, "Nobody needs an AR-15,"

is, "Yes, I do, it's my comfort weapon."
Posted by: t-bird at May 27, 2018 09:29 PM (7ThJ3)


I'm stealing that.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2018 09:35 PM (sdi6R)

301 Next time the left regains power, they will be going after our 2nd Amendment rights with a vengeance. Can't run a totalitarian system if those pesky freedom-loving, independent-minded people are armed.

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2018 09:36 PM (/A+Cl)

302 Ah, that was the phrase I was looking for. Yes.
Posted by: t-bird at May 27, 2018 09:34 PM (nBBdT)


You just need to get it a little vest.

PLEASE DO NOT PET ME
I AM SHOOTING THINGS

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 09:36 PM (fZuhk)

303 San Francisco 49ers Owner Jed York abstained from the NFLs recent vote to fine teams if their players protest during the national anthem, and now he says he will close concession stands during the song as well.
While the National Football League reported that the vote to approve the new anthem policy was unanimous, the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders abstained.

Fuck him and the nfl

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 09:36 PM (SjImc)

304 298 no
Girls und Panzer watching Kelly's heroes
https://youtu.be/XZOyckUkVLQ

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 09:37 PM (aC6Sd)

305 They've donated to more than ten Democrats and a sh*t ton more money to Dem causes and politicos than Pubbies.

Now the tap is shut off.
Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2018 09:30 PM (BoJzR)

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Yep. Whoever is coaching Hoggenfuhrer did not do their homework before letting him out of Mom's basement to call for this one.

They dis not cow to his demands for a donation, and as an an already Lefty company, Camera Hogg created an own losing goal by cutting ogg once reliable DNC contributions.

Awesome job, you angry little Stalin wannabe.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at May 27, 2018 09:39 PM (I16G8)

306 289 At least they tried to come up with a reasonable Tiger I

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 09:33 PM (aC6Sd)

>> Just noticed something new, even though I've seen Kelly's Heroes dozens of times. In the background when the German patrol heads out to investigate the mine explosion, there are two US halftracks with superstructures added to make them look like German SdKfz 251 halftracks. Pretty good replicas, but the track suspension gives them away. I wonder why Brian Hutton (director) never found a use for them in action in the movie?

Posted by: Gref at May 27, 2018 09:39 PM (AMIL/)

307 and now he says he will close concession stands during the song as well.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 09:36 PM (SjImc)


I don't understand why this here is a topic of contention. Isn't buying a hot dog during the anthem not particularly respectful? Is that when people normally do it or something?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 09:39 PM (fZuhk)

308 Hmm, a rabid rhinoceros would make a fine support animal. Imagine getting on board a United Airlines flight with your rabid rhino beside you. Shit, you could just take over the entire First Class section and demand multiple fellatios from the stewardesses. Luxury!

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:40 PM (md3fh)

309 On Nov 8, 2016 I pictured after 4 years of Hillary as president the 2nd Amendment would be nothing but a old dream.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 09:41 PM (aC6Sd)

310 301 Next time the left regains power, they will be going after our 2nd Amendment rights with a vengeance. Can't run a totalitarian system if those pesky freedom-loving, independent-minded people are armed.
Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2018 09:36 PM (/A+Cl)


If the Left ever regains power, it will be time to drop the gloves and start shooting. They've already shown how insane and hateful they are.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2018 09:42 PM (sdi6R)

311 Very late to the gun thread, but....

I need some advice on a reasonably priced red dot sight for my new Ruger 10/22. It was too good to pass up, and it came with a 3x9x40 scope that I really don't need.

I love the idea of a red dot, but it's just for plinking, so price is obviously a consideration.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 27, 2018 09:42 PM (wYseH)

312 A Hillary presidency would not be an old dream, it would be a fucking nightmare. Thank Allah we dodged that ICBM.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:42 PM (md3fh)

313 Think what a different world we would be living in if A. Hitler had failed to be elected? Thus with Hillzebub.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:44 PM (md3fh)

314 I depend on 'republicans' doing the wrong thing. They seldom disappoint me.
Posted by: Eromero

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Agree that "republicans" are mostly useless. Trump will have to drag then kicking and screaming to finally serve the will of their voters.

Posted by: Guzalot at May 27, 2018 09:44 PM (schB/)

315 No one NEEDS an AR-15

Rosa Parks didn't NEED to sit at the front of the bus.

Posted by: ibguy at May 27, 2018 09:45 PM (vUcdz)

316 I love the idea of a red dot, but it's just for plinking, so price is obviously a consideration.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 27, 2018 09:42 PM (wYseH)


The SIG Sauer Romeo5 is on sale at opticsplanet.com for a buck fifty. I'd be wary of going much cheaper than that for any type of optic, but I'm open to suggestions I guess.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 09:46 PM (fZuhk)

317 Jesus didn't HAVE to hang around and be nailed to a cross. He could have skipped town and lived happily ever after.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:46 PM (md3fh)

318 Hey everybody.

I have a fantasy that if Boss Hogg's die-in assholes show up at a local supermarket, everyone (women *and* men)* should show up shopping wearing a pair of stilettos...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 09:47 PM (eMKNe)

319 A die-in, to be truly meaningful, should involve actual dying.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:48 PM (md3fh)

320 A die-in, to be truly meaningful, should involve actual dying.
Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:48 PM (md3fh)

A ramp with a 12" lift to it, and a steamroller, would be big fun.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2018 09:49 PM (WFV7d)

321 Ruthless: or at the very least, severe pain inflicted on the protesters. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 09:49 PM (eMKNe)

322 Other retailers have the SIG R5 cheaper, but opticsplanet.com looks like they have it in stock.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 09:49 PM (fZuhk)

323 Hmm, actual dying could be, er, arranged. *shifty eyes*

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:50 PM (md3fh)

324 have a fantasy that if Boss Hogg's die-in assholes show up at a local supermarket, everyone (women *and* men)* should show up shopping wearing a pair of stilettos...
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 09:47 PM (eMKNe)

Or as it says in that Jim Croce song...a razor in our shoes.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at May 27, 2018 09:50 PM (cz0pY)

325 315 No one NEEDS an AR-15

Rosa Parks didn't NEED to sit at the front of the bus.
Posted by: ibguy at May 27, 2018 09:45 PM (vUcdz)

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Does the back of the bus not also arrive at the destination of the front of the bus?

Can I get an Amen on this?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 09:51 PM (CPfoe)

326
307 and now he says he will close concession stands during the song as well.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 09:36 PM (SjImc)

I don't understand why this here is a topic of contention. Isn't buying a hot dog during the anthem not particularly respectful? Is that when people normally do it or something?
Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 09:39 PM (fZuhk)

Hard to believe, but Seahawk home games shut down concessions during the national anthem. Most people doff the hat during the anthem.

At least as of two years ago.

Posted by: Rigby Reardon at May 27, 2018 09:51 PM (e1mEI)

327 I need some advice on a reasonably priced red dot sight for my new Ruger 10/22. It was too good to pass up, and it came with a 3x9x40 scope that I really don't need.

I love the idea of a red dot, but it's just for plinking, so price is obviously a consideration.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 27, 2018 09:42 PM (wYseH)

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Bushnell has some good red/green dot sites in that price range.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at May 27, 2018 09:51 PM (I16G8)

328 It's nice in the back of the bus. Luxurious.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:51 PM (md3fh)

329 ONT is up, and I should be out but not

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 09:52 PM (aC6Sd)

330 Hard to believe, but Seahawk home games shut down concessions during the national anthem. Most people doff the hat during the anthem.
Posted by: Rigby Reardon at May 27, 2018 09:51 PM (e1mEI)


TBH I kind of assumed that was universal.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 09:53 PM (fZuhk)

331 It's nice in the back of the bus. Luxurious.
Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:51 PM (md3fh)

And most transit buses have a rear exit, so you can get out of there quickly, and not have to contend with ignorant dumbfucks trying to board before all passengers alighting have done so.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2018 09:54 PM (WFV7d)

332 I don't understand why this here is a topic of contention. Isn't buying a hot dog during the anthem not particularly respectful? Is that when people normally do it or something?
Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 09:39 PM (fZuhk)

Not particularly respectful? maybe...but the point is it is a child like reaction. If I can't have play, i am taking my ball home.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 09:54 PM (SjImc)

333 Come on, someone is supposed to say "You got to ride in the back of the bus? Luxury!"

Then I say, "I had to ride under the bus with my ass dragging on the gravel."

Then you say, "You had gravel?" and it goes on from there. What is wrong with you people.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:54 PM (md3fh)

334 Hogmartin, a rousing snort of approval on the Romeo5 from Sig. Had one on an AR before it went overboard. I really miss that one.

Posted by: Eromero at May 27, 2018 09:54 PM (zLDYs)

335 OK, ONT time means I better go make my supper. I am having some cold gruel, the usual. With a side of more cold gruel. Luxury!

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 09:56 PM (md3fh)

336
I don't understand why this here is a topic of contention. Isn't buying a
hot dog during the anthem not particularly respectful? Is that when
people normally do it or something?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 09:39 PM (fZuhk)



Not particularly respectful? maybe...but the point is it is a child
like reaction. If I can't have play, i am taking my ball home.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 09:54 PM (SjImc)

The guy seems like a real ass. And I get your point, that is certainly what he was trying to do. Yet, he seems to have accidentally done something that respects the Anthem more, it should be copied across the league.

Posted by: Quint at May 27, 2018 09:57 PM (n13/j)

337 The SIG Sauer Romeo5 is on sale at opticsplanet.com
for a buck fifty.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 09:46 PM (fZuhk)

Hmmm....a little pricey, but the reviews are excellent.

2MOA sounds about right also.

Thanks for the advice!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 27, 2018 09:57 PM (wYseH)

338 I saw this at Instapundit earlier:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybevdpjz

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2018 10:00 PM (sdi6R)

339 336, he says he is doing it to be respectful. Ok, let's see how it goes.

Posted by: Quint at May 27, 2018 10:02 PM (n13/j)

340 "...but the simple truth is the G19 is probably one of the most popular firearms on this planet..."

So what you are saying is Glocks are the soccer or McDonalds of handguns.

Posted by: Deaf Melon Grover Washington at May 27, 2018 10:04 PM (BsuY/)

341 315 If Rosa Parks had had an AR-15 no one would have said shit about where she sat.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at May 27, 2018 10:10 PM (7Ml7x)

342 I have a Springfeild marked M1. Its a nice looking rifle but getting them to shoot is always a bitch. Its really just in the collection as a must have Yank gun.

Posted by: NZFrank withanM2 at May 27, 2018 11:55 PM (bgJ0E)

343 I learned gun safety from a Jeff Cooper safe gun handling video I rented at Blockbuster.

Sadly, I cant find it on dvd or youtube.

Posted by: OCBill at May 27, 2018 11:59 PM (oDxFZ)

Food Thread: Shocking: People In The Restaurant Industry Are Just Like Those In Hollywood...Leftist And Serial Gropers (But I Repeat Myself)

reuben roast.jpg

The food industry is not immune to the #metoo movement, but in this case the schadenfreude is particularly delicious, because the highest-profile villian/victim is none other than arch-leftist and all-around-asshole Mario Batali. I have no doubt that some of the charges are true, and some are blatantly craven attempts at a big pay day. Do I care? Nope! I am really enjoying the specter of a fracking-hating, arch-feminist, meditating jerk getting raked over the coals. Those are the new rules croc-boy...enjoy them!

Of course the NYT article is a mess of conjecture and suggestion and supposition. This line struck me as particularly disjointed.

One woman, speaking publicly for the first time, told Anderson Cooper that in 2005 after kissing Mr. Batali at The Spotted Pig, the downtown restaurant co-owned by Mr. Friedman, she vomited and blacked out; at dawn, she said, she awoke with scratches on her leg and semen on her skirt.
Are we supposed to assume that she was drugged by the kiss? You know, the presumably consensual kiss...with her boss..who was married.

The industry is filled with ardent leftists, so if the #metoo movement burns it down I will happily watch, and cheer for both sides to lose.

******

The photo at the top is something called a "Pork Loin Reuben," and damn! It looks great. Commenter "artisanal'ette" sent it, along with the recipe that she found in a WSJ article. The chef is Steven Raichlen, who seems to know what he is doing, based on the TV shows I have seen. Yeah, not much of a sample.

Anyway, it's a long recipe, so I have linked it in a PDF for anyone who wants to see it.

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Pork handles spicy and sweet really well, so this should be interesting, in spite of the slightly odd use of maple syrup which, as all of you know, should never be used with savory foods such as pork chops and French Toast. Maple Sriracha Grilled Bone-In Pork Chop
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I like the rational take on cooking over at "Serious Eats," and this article is a good example. Rouxs are really useful ingredients for the amateur cook, because they are incredibly versatile...able to thicken sauces and stews as well as being a base for béchamel, one of my favorite ingredients. If you haven't made a grilled cheese with béchamel, then you just haven't lived. A Brief Guide to Roux
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martini.jpg

I have increased my consumption of gin martinis recently, for reasons known only to the drinking Gods. One of my many culinary quests is to discover the perfect ratio of gin to vermouth. Unfortunately I have found that my tastes change, so what was perfect last year (5:1) is too wet this year. Yes...the struggle continues.

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Food and cooking tips, tender meatballs, Oakland style BBQ sauce, gefilte fish replacements, thick and fluffy pita and Browning Hi Powers: cbd dot aoshq at gmail dot com. Any advocacy of French Toast with syrup will result in disciplinary action up to and including being nuked from orbit.

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1 Gum thread!

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 04:07 PM (aC6Sd)

2 I'll just get the oghers

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 04:07 PM (aC6Sd)

3 I know you shouldn't eat dessert before supper but all week been having pretzels with my ice cream, no spoon required.
Anyone else do this?

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 04:09 PM (aC6Sd)

4 I've learned the difference between frozen salmon and never frozen salmon is significant.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 27, 2018 04:09 PM (+Tibp)

5 Once again, everyone knew Batali was a pig but did/said nothing for years.

In a just world, lampost/rope after horsewhipping.


Posted by: Tonypete at May 27, 2018 04:09 PM (9rIkM)

6 Food thread. Yum.

Posted by: cfo mom at May 27, 2018 04:11 PM (RfzVr)

7 Food Thread!!

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 04:11 PM (MVjcR)

8 Made meatloaf and nashed taters today.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 04:11 PM (qJtVm)

9 "I like the rational take on cooking over at 'Serious Eats'"

There's nothing wrong with just saying "I sometimes have unfamiliar and confusing feelings about Kenji Lopez-Alt", because seriously, take a number and get in line.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 04:13 PM (fZuhk)

10 Weasel, do you know what today is?

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2018 04:13 PM (q9BMe)

11 I would love to see Bourdain caught up in the me too net

Posted by: Kallisto at May 27, 2018 04:13 PM (/VB9J)

12 Just came in from doing yard work. Time for adult beverages and try to figure out a simple dinner. Looking for the Horde to inspire. If not, well I made chicken salad and egg salad yesterday. That'll do.

Posted by: cfo mom at May 27, 2018 04:14 PM (RfzVr)

13 10 Weasel, do you know what today is?
Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2018 04:13 PM (q9BMe)
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Why yes, yes I do!! Happy Anniversary!

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 04:14 PM (MVjcR)

14 Vertical Roast Chicken on Grill and

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, a key architect of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, was caught on camera chanting Death to America, Death to Britain and Death to Israel, Israeli outlet Ynetnews reported on Saturday.

What a fukn loser. Chanting death to america is a little tired and passe. In a country of 80 M can you comes up with a more original threat? We are getting tired of this mediocre revolutionary bullshit! Call a NYC advertising firm or a public opinion firm. Get some new slogans.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 04:14 PM (JFO2v)

15 Damn. Some people are just never happy. Kisses, food, drinks. Life is difficult.

Posted by: Fritz at May 27, 2018 04:14 PM (J7XgW)

16 That stuffed pork loin reminds me of braciole

Posted by: Kallisto at May 27, 2018 04:14 PM (/VB9J)

17 I am one not to put anything in my scotch, but this week early, no earlier than that was watching a travelogue from Edinburgh Scotland and the shop he was at was suggesting to put water in it. My dentist said same thing. Thought of tring it.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 04:15 PM (aC6Sd)

18 where do i sign up to have Rachel Ray take inappropriate liberties with me?


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 27, 2018 04:15 PM (Lcq0D)

19 4 I've learned the difference between frozen salmon and never frozen salmon is significant.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 27, 2018 04:09 PM (+Tibp)

Step on the dock and throw a yellow eye snapper filet to the cook or a wahoo or lobster is an unreal experience.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 04:15 PM (JFO2v)

20 5 Once again, everyone knew Batali was a pig but did/said nothing for years.

In a just world, lampost/rope after horsewhipping.


Posted by: Tonypete at May 27, 2018 04:09 PM (9rIkM)

I see they already shut down and renamed most of his restaurants in Venetian.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 04:16 PM (JFO2v)

21 Quite the thunderstorm here in Ellicott City, MD!

Posted by: Serious Cat at May 27, 2018 04:16 PM (2FITZ)

22 I bought a Paula Deen mag today, couldn't resist the cover image of key lime cake. She seems to have weathered the n word storm unlike Batali caught up in grope gate

Posted by: Kallisto at May 27, 2018 04:17 PM (/VB9J)

23 17 I am one not to put anything in my scotch, but this week early, no earlier than that was watching a travelogue from Edinburgh Scotland and the shop he was at was suggesting to put water in it. My dentist said same thing. Thought of tring it.
Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 04:15 PM (aC6Sd)

I think it should be spring water ran over virgins thighs.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 04:17 PM (JFO2v)

24 13 10 Weasel, do you know what today is?
Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2018 04:13 PM (q9BMe)
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Why yes, yes I do!! Happy Anniversary!
Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 04:14 PM (MVjcR)

The birth of a book. Dare I ask if this means another one is on the way???!!!!

Posted by: moki at May 27, 2018 04:18 PM (V+V48)

25 That stuffed pork loin reminds me of braciole
Posted by: Kallisto
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You are singing the song of my people!

Posted by: Tonypete at May 27, 2018 04:18 PM (9rIkM)

26 I bought a Paula Deen mag today
Posted by: Kallisto at May 27, 2018 04:17 PM (/VB9J)


Patience, gun thread comes after the food thread.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 04:18 PM (fZuhk)

27 Wow, it's really raining here in my twee little town - water is rushing down the street a couple inches high. I fully expect power to fluctuate.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 04:18 PM (qJtVm)

28 You remembered! Happy anniversary, Weasel!

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2018 04:18 PM (q9BMe)

29 That vessel with the twist looks mighty inviting.

Two pickled pearl onions on a pick would set it off perfectly.

Posted by: Loneranger at May 27, 2018 04:18 PM (cVBQ/)

30 18 where do i sign up to have Rachel Ray take inappropriate liberties with me?


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 27, 2018 04:15 PM (Lcq0D)

I like big butts and I can not lie
You other brothers can't deny
That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist
And a round thing in your face

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 04:19 PM (JFO2v)

31 21 Quite the thunderstorm here in Ellicott City, MD!
Posted by: Serious Cat at May 27, 2018 04:16 PM (2FITZ)
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Right?

How many times must our people suffer?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 04:19 PM (qJtVm)

32 3 - no. I think some people use French fries as an ice cream utensil

Posted by: Kallisto at May 27, 2018 04:19 PM (/VB9J)

33 Easy now.

A LOT of us food and beverage professionals are hardcore right wingers.

If your kitchen isn't staffed with illegals from Guatemala, it most likely is staffed by gun-toting psychotic individualists that have never known a moment of political correctness.

As for the bar staff, well, no one hates SJWs more than the poor guy that had to listen to them flap their gums while drunk for hours on end in order to get a tip.

It's the table service staff where the liberals are found. They all think they are gonna be film stars someday.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 27, 2018 04:20 PM (98LLu)

34
The birth of a book. Dare I ask if this means another one is on the way???!!!!
Posted by: moki at May 27, 2018 04:18 PM (V+V4
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Hi moki!
You trying to get me kilt?

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 04:20 PM (MVjcR)

35 How many times must our people suffer?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 04:19 PM (qJtVm)
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You shall overcome.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2018 04:20 PM (q9BMe)

36 I had a friend that used to grow for the "clinics" in CA and NV. He'd also make runs to Vegas for high profile clients. Mario and his sons being one. He said those 3 would burn through a pound a month. I'm talking stuff that would put a horse in a coma.

I've heard enough stories about that creep to believe pretty much anything.

Posted by: clutch cargo at May 27, 2018 04:21 PM (RHEDC)

37 >>Step on the dock and throw a yellow eye snapper filet to the cook or a wahoo or lobster is an unreal experience.

One of my favorite diners was a few years ago in Bermuda. A bunch of us went out on a tuna charter and crushed it. We caught 16 blackfin keepers. We gave most to the captain as a tip but we kept 4.

We took them back to our hotel which sadly is no longer in existence and the chef made us tuna sashimi as an appetizer followed by tuna with peanut sate sauce all served under a full moon at table overlooking the ocean.

Something about catching them yourself makes it taste so much better.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 04:22 PM (/tuJf)

38 Perhaps a pair of pickled pearls punctured perfectly on a pick!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 27, 2018 04:22 PM (0jtPF)

39 where do i sign up to have Rachel Ray take inappropriate liberties with me?
Posted by: redc1c4 at May 27, 2018 04:15 PM (Lcq0D)


Dunno, man, she kind of creeps me out and I can't figure out why.

And besides, I have a prior commitment to Nigella Lawson.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 04:23 PM (fZuhk)

40

Actors and chefs?.........pantywaists.

Machinists, steamfitters and electricians know how to treat ladies without drugs.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at May 27, 2018 04:23 PM (41qix)

41
It's the table service staff where the liberals are found. They all think they are gonna be film stars someday.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 27, 2018 04:20 PM (98LLu)

I think it's them, and "celebrity chefs." Chefs who are concerned with running their restaurant, and creating good food tend not to want to be rock stars. But Food Network has done their darnedest to make cooking food another form of acting. And to get in front of a camera, you have to have the correct creed.

On a completely different note, I am marinating salmon with fresh dill from my garden, along with pepper and Greek Olive oil. Hubby will grill and I will serve with dilled potatoes, Greek salad, and brown rice with pistachios and pine nuts for the kid who is allergic to potatoes.

Posted by: moki at May 27, 2018 04:24 PM (V+V48)

42 Moki, I will bring an insouciant little white wine.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 04:25 PM (qJtVm)

43 Machinists, steamfitters and electricians know how to treat ladies without drugs.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at May 27, 2018 04:23 PM (41qix)

Big dif in wanting to get drunk with a woman and get a woman drunk. Fun should be mutual.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 04:26 PM (JFO2v)

44
I am one not to put anything in my scotch, but this week early, no
earlier than that was watching a travelogue from Edinburgh Scotland and
the shop he was at was suggesting to put water in it. My dentist said
same thing. Thought of tring it.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 04:15 PM (aC6Sd)

It can't hurt to try it. Too many scotches are minimal proof and water can make them a mess. But if your Scotch has higher than 80 proof as it should, you can try it straight, then add a little bit of good water, and then try that after letting it sit a bit. The water can "open up" some more flavors; but don't go too far with it. Same goes with bourbon. At least most of the really good bourbons are above 80 proof so that is good. However, abv is not the only factor. Some whisks/whiskies respond well to a bit of water, others do not.

Posted by: Quint at May 27, 2018 04:27 PM (n13/j)

45 The correct ratio for a gin martini is 4 measures of chilled gin to one measure of whispering the word "vermouth" over it.

If you want to get fancy, you may also whisper the words "maple syrup" from across the room.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 04:27 PM (fuK7c)

46 42 Moki, I will bring an insouciant little white wine.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 04:25 PM (qJtVm)

Nice!

And you can have my glass, since the last time I had wine, I stopped breathing an hour later. Stupid stupid allergies sucking the fun out of my life.

Posted by: moki at May 27, 2018 04:27 PM (V+V48)

47 38 Perhaps a pair of pickled pearls punctured perfectly on a pick!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 27, 2018 04:22 PM (0jtPF)

You said it better than I could ever.....

Olives are good too.

Posted by: Loneranger at May 27, 2018 04:27 PM (cVBQ/)

48 Michael Ruhlman! That's who I was thinking of when you mentioned Steven Raichlen, but I couldn't place it. Ruhlman wrote the modern book on charcuterie, the Codex Ruhlmanomicon. Something like that. It's what it should be named anyway.

Beyond brining and smoking, I haven't done any meat curing and I'm cure-curious. I'm a little worried about ruining a good cut while I'm figuring it out though.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 04:28 PM (fZuhk)

49 Gosh, some married cad kissed a woman?

Decent to nice restaurants = meat markets. Male wait staff mostly gay, female wait staff mostly willing to take guys working in the kitchen out (or home) at one time or another.

Being the guy who puts salads or deserts on plates and sends them out front can be a great job through college.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 04:28 PM (VgKNm)

50 Hmm, I long ago stopped even bothering with the vermouth in my straight gin martinis. Whispering works. Sometimes use a dash of bitters to make a pink gin. But maple syrup? Wouldn't it make you hungry for pancakes or something?

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 04:29 PM (md3fh)

51 I think it should be spring water ran over virgins thighs.


If the thighs are still virgin after the scotch you're doing it wrong.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 04:29 PM (fuK7c)

52 And you can have my glass, since the last time I had wine, I stopped breathing an hour later. Stupid stupid allergies sucking the fun out of my life.
Posted by: moki at May 27, 2018 04:27 PM (V+V4
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Oh no. Was that about a month or so ago? I hope not.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2018 04:29 PM (q9BMe)

53 It is the start of watermelon season. Today I bought a seedless melon and whomped it up in the blender to make watermelon juice, Jugo de sandia.

I like watermelon, I just hate eating them. This solves the problem.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2018 04:30 PM (2K6fY)

54 g'afternoon, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 27, 2018 04:30 PM (KCxzN)

55 meat rolls mmm

Posted by: pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 27, 2018 04:31 PM (hMwEB)

56 25 - speaking of Tony's... my unc just invited us over for pasta. He's probably grilling steaks too for Memorial Day.

Mangia Mangia

Posted by: Kallisto at May 27, 2018 04:31 PM (/VB9J)

57 52 And you can have my glass, since the last time I had wine, I stopped breathing an hour later. Stupid stupid allergies sucking the fun out of my life.
Posted by: moki at May 27, 2018 04:27 PM (V+V4
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Oh no. Was that about a month or so ago? I hope not.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2018 04:29 PM (q9BMe)
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But your breathing again now, right?

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 04:31 PM (MVjcR)

58
Say, if I botch thickening a gravy using a roux, should I rue roux?

Sits back and calmly awaits retaliatory strike.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 27, 2018 04:31 PM (e1mEI)

59 You shall roux the day....

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 04:31 PM (md3fh)

60 We took them back to our hotel which sadly is no
longer in existence and the chef made us tuna sashimi as an appetizer
followed by tuna with peanut sate sauce all served under a full moon at
table overlooking the ocean.



Something about catching them yourself makes it taste so much better.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 04:22 PM (/tuJf)


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Best fish I ever had was on the outer banks. Camping, keeping a fire going, and anything we caught went into foil with some butter and was tucked in beside the coals. We'd eat when we caught something and keep going.

Least fancy meal imaginable, and absolutely delicious. Can't replicate it other than by doing it again.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 04:31 PM (VgKNm)

61 The Pork Loin Reuben recipe looks pretty good. Wife loves Reuben's and I love pork loin so might try. Curious though? Can you not buy a Russian dressing comparable to what's in the recipe?

Posted by: olddog in mo at May 27, 2018 04:32 PM (Dhht7)

62 Actors and chefs?.........pantywaists.

Machinists, steamfitters and electricians know how to treat ladies without drugs.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at May 27, 2018 04:23 PM (41qix)

With a ball peen hammer, right?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 27, 2018 04:33 PM (9BLnV)

63 They call me Rouxleth, thometimes. With a lisp.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 04:33 PM (md3fh)

64 I had a special treat this week. The local Costco had one of their seafood shows when we happened by. I got a bag of mussels, farm raised and from Quebec, and a bag of little neck steamed clams. I haven't had good steamers in years although I grew up eating them. (Helps to be on an island.) I just steamed them in water and lemon and dipped them in a butter and lemon sauce. They were tender and sweet. Absolutely delish! And I had a mug of the clam broth to sip with the meal. I had forgotten how good that stuff is.

BTW, I had a Greek white wine with them. The slight retsina flavor with the citrusy, crisp taste was a good match for the shell fish.


I only wish Mrs. JTB wasn't allergic to any kind of sea food. Ameal always tastes betterwhen I can share it with her.

Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2018 04:34 PM (V+03K)

65 Having some friends over for brats and burgers, along with the usual Cheesehead sides. Melville said it best:

"Who dines his friends, has tasted what it is to be Caeser"

Posted by: The Neon Madman at May 27, 2018 04:34 PM (KSXRc)

66 We took them back to our hotel which sadly is no longer in existence and the chef made us tuna sashimi as an appetizer followed by tuna with peanut sate sauce all served under a full moon at table overlooking the ocean.


That sounds awesome, but in my offshore days I found that tuna are one of the rare things that are better with a couple of days' rest. Same day tuna is a little mushy, it firms up and is better sashimi in a couple of days.

That said, standing in the kitchen dressing out a quarter at 23:00 having left home at 03:00 makes the scraps go really well with wasabi and gin and tonic.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 04:35 PM (fuK7c)

67 Of all the chefs I have watched over various PBS stations, Lidia Bastianich, Mary Ann Esposito, Martha Stewart, Jaques Pepin, and the grilling guy are absolutely the best for a non-cook like me. Accessible is the word. No fancy ingredients or two-page recipes, just basic stuff. When I look at them cooking, I can see how to do it and think I might eventually be able to attempt something similar.

Of course, this aspirational admiration is also subject to my black thumb for gardening and black fingers for cooking.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2018 04:35 PM (MIKMs)

68 Batali looks like a ginger hog. Bristly and disheveled.

Posted by: Lester at May 27, 2018 04:35 PM (LfJIn)

69 Something about catching them yourself makes it taste so much better.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 04:22 PM


Some of my best memories of 'jersey are setting the minnow trap at night, setting the crab traps out at dawn, then catching a load of flounder before noon. Then retrieving the crab traps, cleaning the flounder, steaming the crab, rolling the crab meat with the flounder and having flounder stuffed with crabmeat for dinner. Washed down with many adult beverages. Day after day.

It's a meal that is really difficult to get tired of.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at May 27, 2018 04:35 PM (LOgQ4)

70 16 That stuffed pork loin reminds me of braciole


Posted by: Kallisto at May 27, 2018 04:14 PM (/VB9J)


Mmmmm...I LOVE braciole!

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 04:36 PM (Enq6K)

71 Huh. So sausage gravy and chicken fried steak = bechamel. I've never thought of it that way before.

Mr. Fancy Pants. That's me.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 04:36 PM (VgKNm)

72 Catching something is OK I guess, as long as it isn't from Sandra Fluke.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 04:37 PM (md3fh)

73 Since it is a food thread and CBD is around, thanks for the advice on Katz's for my visit to NYC.

Pretty damned expensive for a sandwich, but damn that was good pastrami!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 27, 2018 04:37 PM (5xXEh)

74 I have hired and fired chefs.

Mrs. Franpsycho has worked in FandB at large SF hotels.

All but one we have ever known are batsh*t crazy. Or on drugs.

Didn't know they were perverts too.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 27, 2018 04:37 PM (EZebt)

75 My FIL used to mak a beef roll stuffed with bacon, boiked egg, and sausage, iirc.

Posted by: pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 27, 2018 04:38 PM (hMwEB)

76 Pretty damned expensive for a sandwich, but damn that was good pastrami!
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 27, 2018 04:37 PM (5xXEh)


And you can order it by mail! $25/lb last I checked o_O

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 04:38 PM (fZuhk)

77 Batali always gave me the creeps, so not surprised if it turned out its true.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 04:38 PM (aC6Sd)

78 Accessible is the word. No fancy ingredients or two-page recipes, just basic stuff.

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I think that's one of the things that makes church (and moron) recipe books so valuable. Cooking is really simple, but you can build on it as you improve. So many people get scared away from the get-go, though, and it's a shame. Add to that the easy access to mostly edible meals and frozen dinners, and there's not much incentive.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 04:39 PM (VgKNm)

79 8:1 Bombay.

Very, very cold. Ice crystals in the glass. Twist.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Live from the Metropolitan Club! at May 27, 2018 04:39 PM (rBnYq)

80 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 27, 2018 04:37 PM (5xXEh)

I'm so glad to read you did that and enjoyed it. I grew up in nyc and you have had a quintesessential deli experience.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 27, 2018 04:40 PM (EZebt)

81 Ixnay on the ouxray ueray

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 27, 2018 04:40 PM (RuIsu)

82 I picked up a magazine at the check out stand that is John Wayne themed grilling recipes.

America. Not dead yet

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 27, 2018 04:41 PM (+Tibp)

83 We took them back to our hotel which sadly is no longer in existence and the chef made us tuna sashimi as an appetizer followed by tuna with peanut sate sauce all served under a full moon at table overlooking the ocean.

Something about catching them yourself makes it taste so much better.+

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 04:22 PM (/tuJf)

We did that on a trip we took to Daintree rainforest in Australia with the kids. (we lived in Singapore at the time). Can't remember the name of the fish we caught but they brought them back to the hotel and the chef cooked them for us.

Soooo good!

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 04:41 PM (Enq6K)

84 So what are everyone's culinary plans for Memorial Day?

We're just doing hamburgers and hotdogs for our small family gathering, but what we lack in originality we make up in ridiculous volume.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 04:42 PM (VgKNm)

85 75 My FIL used to mak a beef roll stuffed with bacon, boiked egg, and sausage, iirc.
Posted by: pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 27, 2018 04:38 PM (hMwEB)
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I'm not so sure about the boinked eggs, but the rest of that sounds good.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 27, 2018 04:42 PM (0jtPF)

86 And you can have my glass, since the last time I had wine, I stopped breathing an hour later.

Posted by: moki at May 27, 2018 04:27 PM (V+V4
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Are you sure you didn't kiss Mario Batali?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 04:43 PM (qJtVm)

87
Leisurely trolling around 'jersey bays with a 'rebel' lure is always fun. You never know what-in-the-hell you will catch. I've caught huge flounder, and decent blues and stripers.

Anything caught consumed within hours. The way it should be.

Eventually 'rebel' lures will be outlawed as a hate crime or something.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at May 27, 2018 04:43 PM (LOgQ4)

88 1 1/2 shots of Magellan
1 1/2 shots of St. Germain Liquor
1 shot of fresh lemon juice


Shake in ice. Serve is a pre chilled glass.

Bet you cannot drink just one!

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Live from the Metropolitan Club! at May 27, 2018 04:43 PM (rBnYq)

89 I *am* trying a new burger recipe, though. Includes Worcestershire sauce, which I usually avoid because it's always too strong for my taste.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 04:44 PM (VgKNm)

90 You call this a Food Thread!?! More like a Light Snack Thread!

Posted by: Michael Moore at May 27, 2018 04:44 PM (vW8Mk)

91 I tended bar in the 70's. When my customers wanted a dry martini, I poured straight gin with one drop of scotch, no Vermouth. I never told my secret, but my customers loved it, on many occasions leaving large tips and saying it was the best dry martini they had tasted.

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at May 27, 2018 04:44 PM (YuQLm)

92
Oh no. Was that about a month or so ago? I hope not.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2018 04:29 PM (q9BMe)

Between that and communion at church the next morning-by Sunday afternoon I was wheezing and gasping.

I'm blaming church.

Posted by: moki at May 27, 2018 04:44 PM (V+V48)

93 I'm not so sure about the boinked eggs, but the rest of that sounds good.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 27, 2018 04:42 PM (0jtPF)

Posted by: pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 27, 2018 04:45 PM (hMwEB)

94 I'm so glad to read you did that and enjoyed it. I grew up in nyc and you have had a quintesessential deli experience.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 27, 2018 04:40 PM (EZebt)

....

We also ate at an Italian place named Aunt Jake's on Mulberry Street that served family style that was outstanding. I'm not sure what Branzino is, but damn if it ain't a lot better than southern fried catfish!

And the pasta...that is not what you get down here!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 27, 2018 04:45 PM (5xXEh)

95 Easy now.

A LOT of us food and beverage professionals are hardcore right wingers.

If your kitchen isn't staffed with illegals from Guatemala, it most likely is staffed by gun-toting psychotic individualists that have never known a moment of political correctness.

As for the bar staff, well, no one hates SJWs more than the poor guy that had to listen to them flap their gums while drunk for hours on end in order to get a tip.

It's the table service staff where the liberals are found. They all think they are gonna be film stars someday.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger

The really fun places are run by the psychotic, gun-toting Guatemala ns

Posted by: Jean at May 27, 2018 04:45 PM (MS0+a)

96 I tended bar in the 70's. When my customers wanted a
dry martini, I poured straight gin with one drop of scotch, no
Vermouth. I never told my secret, but my customers loved it, on many
occasions leaving large tips and saying it was the best dry martini they
had tasted.

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at May 27, 2018 04:44 PM (YuQLm)


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That's very interesting. Literally one drop of scotch? I'm not much of a scotch drinker but I understand there are different flavors (boggy? peaty?), so did it matter what kind?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 04:45 PM (VgKNm)

97 Are you sure you didn't kiss Mario Batali?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 04:43 PM (qJtVm)

EEEWWWWWW Pig man????? EEEEWWWWWWW

no, communion wine. Because I am a total lightweight. Or the communion wine had a lot of sulfites.

Posted by: moki at May 27, 2018 04:46 PM (V+V48)

98 My best ever catch and cook meal was frog legs. My cousin and I would go frog giggin, clean them saute them in butter and white wine in a cast iron pan on a wood stove.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2018 04:46 PM (SuzHQ)

99 Got a new titanium pot with a ceramic coating. But it says no oil. Puzzling my head why. Why?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 27, 2018 04:46 PM (hyuyC)

100 I think that's one of the things that makes church (and moron) recipe books so valuable.
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Believe it or not, I have an entire shelf of church and local recipe books. I am a firm believer in Coneheads and mass quantities. Now they make fun of me, but when they were young, as long as there was lotsa food, they didn't much care.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2018 04:46 PM (MIKMs)

101 I came across a reference to dehydrators this week and started looking into them. I mentioned this to Mrs. JTB figuring she wouldn't want another appliance or the expense of a good one. Instead, she looked interested and started talking about dried banana chips. I was thinking about dried tomatoes, apples and peaches (sigh), citrus and more like that. And beef jerky of course.

If we get one that made us think of a vacuum sealer to hold the results.

Any opinions/suggestions about either device. I was looking at the Cabelas 10-tray dehydrator for about $150. It gets good reviews.

Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2018 04:46 PM (V+03K)

102 I'm not sure what Branzino is, but damn if it ain't a lot better than southern fried catfish!


It's the Italian cousin of the striped bass.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 04:46 PM (fuK7c)

103 I heart frog legs.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 04:47 PM (VgKNm)

104 So what are everyone's culinary plans for Memorial Day?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 04:42 PM (VgKNm)


Probably a stir fry or something. *shrug*

I'm not having a cookout or anything and I need to make work lunches for the next few days anyway.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 04:47 PM (fZuhk)

105 I, too, am intrigued by the pork loin ruben since we are fans of rubens. Most recent riff on our recipe is the slighly spicy version of Russian dressing from "The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home" by Nick Zukin (recommended by Smitten Kitchen). It adds Worchestershire sauce and hot sauce to the traditional recipe. That's why I make it from scratch--well, that and how in the world am I going to use a whole bottle of Russian dressing?

For martinis, we are definitely of the "whisper vermouth" tribe. I've even tried buying the high-end vermouths but we still return to no more than a capful per round of martinis.

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at May 27, 2018 04:47 PM (S+f+m)

106 >>That sounds awesome, but in my offshore days I found that tuna are one of the rare things that are better with a couple of days' rest. Same day tuna is a little mushy, it firms up and is better sashimi in a couple of days.

We always bring along some wasabi when we go tuna fishing. Nothing like a little sashimi on board. Yum. E.

The key to good tuna is killing the fish as quickly as possible and then bleeding it. I've always found fresh tuna, as fresh as possible, to be my favorite.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 04:47 PM (/tuJf)

107 I have a couple of rib eyes. I'll cook them in the frying pan as the grill was moved somewhere during the front yard cleanup. It won't be a big holiday feast but just the two of us for this. Husband wants to do something bigger this summer, after the house is sold.

And I do have a stove with a working oven again! I've almost forgotten how to use one.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 27, 2018 04:47 PM (Lqy/e)

108 #MeatToo

Posted by: tgilf at May 27, 2018 04:48 PM (k0PiA)

109 Anyone try vodka and cracked black pepper over ice.

Posted by: Jean at May 27, 2018 04:49 PM (MS0+a)

110 I bought a Paula Deen mag today, couldn't resist the cover image of key lime cake. She seems to have weathered the n word storm unlike Batali caught up in grope gate

According to the Intersectionality Decoder Wheel, "va-jay-jay" is more holy than "melanin". Hence recent academic papers proving that black and Hispanic straight men are just as awful as straight white men, and the dam finally breaking on Morgan Freeman.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 27, 2018 04:49 PM (gm9yG)

111 Any opinions/suggestions about either device. I was
looking at the Cabelas 10-tray dehydrator for about $150. It gets good
reviews.



Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2018 04:46 PM (V+03K)


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I've had one for a couple of decades that is four round trays with a blow dryer that fits up through the middle. I love it and it makes lots of jerky and fruits and such. I doubt it was more than $40, if even that.

Jerky got to where it was more cost effective to buy it from Sams or the like unless I was just itching to have my own recipe. I'll have to check beef prices again next time I go out, because I bet Trump has managed to lower them, too. I'd love to start tinkering with recipes again.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 04:50 PM (VgKNm)

112 The MSM always make a big deal out of the NYC chefs, because that's where THEY live and eat, but there are a whole lot of very good chefs in other parts of the country who are locally famous, if not nationally. One of my faves in the DFW area is Stephan Pyles, who's invented what he calls "Modern" Texas cuisine All I can say is, dining at his restaurant or attending one of his specialty dinners (he's quite a self promoter, and very funny) always leaves you thinking "wow, I haver NEVER eaten anything like that before!" (and it is always amazingly good)

Another is Tim Byre, who runs "Smoke" in Oak Cliff - one of Pyle's former sous chefs. He specializes in thick heavy smoky meats, his sauces really do taste like liquid smoke.

and 3rd on my list (but sometimes first) is Fort Worth's Jon Bonnell, with one restaurant on Sundance Square and another in the southwestern part of town. He absolutely adores wild game, believes in its flavor over anything else, and if you want elk, or venison, or bison, or wild caught fish of any kind (and that's just a sampling), then Bonnell's is the place you want to be.

I would stack any of those 3 up against any chef NYC has to offer.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 27, 2018 04:50 PM (k1TUh)

113 Excaliber is the food dehydrator most preppers recommend. Might want to compare the Cabellas one to that

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 27, 2018 04:50 PM (Lqy/e)

114 I black out just thinking about kissing Mario

Posted by: NCKate at May 27, 2018 04:51 PM (B6tS5)

115 Boned Rolled Pig Institutional Meat is like braciole, right?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 04:51 PM (qJtVm)

116 Not certain what Greasy NoNeck is accused of, but how is one supposed to defend against allegations of some unsubstantiated event from over a decade ago?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 27, 2018 04:51 PM (oVJmc)

117 And I do have a stove with a working oven again! I've almost forgotten how to use one.
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Pretty sure my oven works, but kidlets have decided that my attempts at operation are just too dangerous.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2018 04:52 PM (MIKMs)

118 no, communion wine. Because I am a total lightweight. Or the communion wine had a lot of sulfites.

Posted by: moki at May 27, 2018 04:46 PM


My wife gets the histamine response from most wines. Some of the Aussie 'Yellow Tail' wines are sulfite free.

I like the Aussies.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at May 27, 2018 04:52 PM (LOgQ4)

119 I'm not doing anything for the holiday. Our entire back yard area is being cleaned and readied for the wedding. Hubby has been sweating his ass off all weekend working outside.

I get tired just watching him, I tell ya!

Tomorrow we have TWO toddler bday parties to go to...so no cooking for me.

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 04:52 PM (Enq6K)

120 Also, my little four tray dehydrator will hold/make a lot more than you think. Consider starting on the smaller end and make sure it's something that you want to keep doing and spending money on before you dump too much into it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 04:52 PM (VgKNm)

121 115 Boned Rolled Pig Institutional Meat is like braciole, right?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 04:51 PM (qJtVm)

Speaking of Boned Rolled Pig Institutional Meat, does anyone have any recipes for it?

Posted by: Surfperch at May 27, 2018 04:53 PM (vW8Mk)

122 I'm back on the fasting bandwagon after stress eating and symptoms of depression and PTSD over 200k in legal fees and family counseling bills for the 5 year custody just to be in my sons life. Yes, 200k. I'm waiting for this white privledge and plus patriarchy to help me out that I keep hearing about, but it's almost as if it's the opposite. The ex is a SJW and a radical feminist so she keeps doubling down.

I'm gong Naked and Afraid for 21 days on at most 500 calories a day of animal fats and protien while making repairs to the house and hiking in the woods.

Posted by: Pickles at May 27, 2018 04:53 PM (H4GNL)

123 I would have thought Mario's crocs would have tipped people off to his perverse proclivities.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 04:53 PM (qJtVm)

124 67 ... " Of all the chefs I have watched over various PBS stations, Lidia Bastianich, Mary Ann Esposito, Martha Stewart, Jaques Pepin, and the grilling guy are absolutely the best for a non-cook like me."

My favorites are Lidia Bastianich and, even more, Jaques Pepin, especially his Fast Food My Way series. Those shows make me think I can actually cook. I do wish I could match his knife work. The guy is a wizard with one.

Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2018 04:53 PM (V+03K)

125 Aging is a strange thing in meats. I'm kind of scared of it, but I remember one time I bought a nice piece of Prime Rib, intending to cook it quickly. One thing let to another and it sat out overnight once, and then got stuck into the refrigerator for another week and started turning a bit brown. I cooked it anyways, since it was an expensive piece of meat, and was amazed to come out with one of the most tender and flavorful pieces I have ever cooked.

but I've always figured I got real lucky, and have been afraid to repeat the experiment.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 27, 2018 04:53 PM (k1TUh)

126 I came across a reference to dehydrators this week
and started looking into them. I mentioned this to Mrs. JTB figuring she
wouldn't want another appliance or the expense of a good one. Instead,
she looked interested and started talking about dried banana chips. I
was thinking about dried tomatoes, apples and peaches (sigh), citrus and
more like that. And beef jerky of course.



If we get one that made us think of a vacuum sealer to hold the results.



Any opinions/suggestions about either device. I was looking at the
Cabelas 10-tray dehydrator for about $150. It gets good reviews.





Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2018 04:46 PM

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I bought the Cabelas 11 tray commercial dehydrator five years ago and I am pleased with it.


But if your prime thing is making jerky on it I wouldn't waste my time with a dehydrator. I bought a pellet smoker and the jerky trays from Cabelas and never looked back and haven't used my dehydrator for over 3 years now for jerky.


Jerky from the pellet smoker is light years better than from the dehydrator for me.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 27, 2018 04:54 PM (+Dllb)

127 My wife gets the histamine response from most wines. Some of the Aussie 'Yellow Tail' wines are sulfite free.

I like the Aussies.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at May 27, 2018 04:52 PM (LOgQ4)

White wines do that to me...can't drink them without stuffing up immediately. Reds much less so.

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 04:54 PM (Enq6K)

128 Got a new titanium pot with a ceramic coating. But it says no oil. Puzzling my head why. Why?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 27, 2018 04:46 PM (hyuyC)


I can't imagine why. Does Ti have an odd thermal expansion coefficient and might crack the coating or something? I got nothin'.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 04:55 PM (fZuhk)

129 Pickles, I am so sorry. I hope things work out for you. Be careful fasting-especially if you are hiking alone. Make sure someone knows where you are going, and can contact you if they don't hear from you by a certain time.

(Sorry, the mom in me worries.)

Posted by: moki at May 27, 2018 04:56 PM (V+V48)

130 I noticed that a lot of posters here are cooks. Isn't that, like, for the servants to do? Hopefully you have slaves that clean-up the kitchen after you're finished. Oh, wait.....this isn't Saudi Arabia. Never mind! -Sheik Abdul Yerbooti

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 27, 2018 04:56 PM (9BLnV)

131 Happy anniversary bluebell and Weasel!!!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 27, 2018 04:57 PM (mMeIQ)

132 That's very interesting. Literally one drop of scotch? I'm not much of a scotch drinker but I understand there are different flavors (boggy? peaty?), so did it matter what kind?"

I'm not much of a scotch drinker either, but I finally had some Glenlivet Single Malt a while back and I realized "oh, so THAT's why people pay extra for this one!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 27, 2018 04:57 PM (k1TUh)

133 Martinis are fabulous!

I do 2 oz. Tanqueray, 1 oz. Martini vermouth, 1 olive.

Two drinks is all you need to feel warm all over. Only 45 minutes to go before Martini Time.

As far as old sweaty Mario goes, he and that bug eating fat bald guy and paper ass Tony Bourdain can all go cook up a bag o' dicks and shove them in their cake holes.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 27, 2018 04:58 PM (EoRCO)

134 130 I noticed that a lot of posters here are cooks. Isn't that, like, for the servants to do?"

I wonder how many here cook for the same reason I do - I KNOW what I want, and I can't find anyone to do it the way I want it done except me!

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 27, 2018 04:59 PM (k1TUh)

135 the spotted pig is a well known and successful restaurant in nyc that was a big celebrity hang out. its owner, ken friedman has been caused of some very serious abuse himself. i read an article on him and the female staff were really treated badly - close to assault. it's still in business, though, apparently.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 27, 2018 04:59 PM (Pg+x7)

136 Robbie
Just crummy old bar scotch. One drop

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at May 27, 2018 04:59 PM (YuQLm)

137 131 Happy anniversary bluebell and Weasel!!!
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 27, 2018 04:57 PM (mMeIQ)
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Thanks WMD!

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 04:59 PM (MVjcR)

138 Speaking of Boned Rolled Pig Institutional Meat, does anyone have any recipes for it?

Posted by: Surfperch
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Yes, soak cedar plank in cold water for one hour.

Remove from water and pat dry with paper towels.

Place Boned Rolled Pig Institutional Meat on plank and bake at 350 F for one hour.

Remove at end of cooking time and let sit for 15 minutes.

Remove Boned Rolled Pig Institutional Meat.

Eat cedar plank.

Garnish with capers and lemon juice.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 27, 2018 05:00 PM (9rIkM)

139 101---.... I was looking at the Cabelas 10-tray dehydrator for about $150. It gets good reviews.
Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2018 04:46 PM (V+03K)
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That's the one my brother and SIL have.
He uses it to make venison jerky mostly.
She uses it for fruits and veggies.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 27, 2018 05:00 PM (0jtPF)

140 Boned Rolled Pig Institutional Meat is like braciole, right?
Posted by: All Hail Eris
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Is that boiled rodent?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 27, 2018 05:00 PM (w1zJX)

141 BOWL FOOD THREAD!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 27, 2018 05:00 PM (oVJmc)

142 Got a new titanium pot with a ceramic coating. But it says no oil. Puzzling my head why. Why?


Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 27, 2018 04:46 PM (hyuyC)

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I've been using some ceramic coating pans for a few years now but don't know of any warning like that with mine. I've used LOTS of oil, but YMMV, of course. Heck, any fat or butter = oil, and you're going to cook things with with fat and butter in them at some point. Grilled cheese, anyone?

If I had to guess I'd suspect it's an aesthetic thing. Different oils heat up differently and burn easier, and it might change the appearance of the coating if you display your pans by hanging.

Interesting question, though. It would be neat to know the manufacturers answer.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 05:01 PM (VgKNm)

143 I'd share my recipe for beaver jerky but I can't find it.

Posted by: f'd at May 27, 2018 05:01 PM (UdKB7)

144 Robbie

Just crummy old bar scotch. One drop

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at May 27, 2018 04:59 PM (YuQLm)


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Thanks. I might try this tomorrow.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 05:02 PM (VgKNm)

145 ... (i didn't know batali was a co-owner of the spotted pig.)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 27, 2018 05:02 PM (Pg+x7)

146 I'd share my recipe for beaver jerky but I can't find it.
Posted by: f'd
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I find you get better results if you stroke beaver gently. Jerking it can result in kidney punches.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 27, 2018 05:03 PM (9rIkM)

147 Aged beef is the best. It's because the natural enzymes make it tender. They used to hang the sides of beef for about three weeks in a cold room. Now I suspect it goes straight from the killing floor to your plate.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 05:03 PM (md3fh)

148 Years ago when I still watched TV I saw a cooking show where Mario got tipsy and started giving off some distinctly gay vibes. Not that there is anything wrong with that. Maybe he's a polymath or something. No, that means you have to know a lot of things, right?

Posted by: Banjo at May 27, 2018 05:04 PM (SYCeT)

149 99 Got a new titanium pot with a ceramic coating. But it says no oil. Puzzling my head why. Why?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 27, 2018 04:46 PM (hyuyC)

Did a little searching on this. Mostly read that they don't NEED oil to cook BUT you can use olive oil or butter but be mindful of their smoke points and cook at the right temp for the oil you use.

I have some of these pans and I've used oil/butter in them....if they're the pans I'm thinking of.

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 05:04 PM (Enq6K)

150 Oh no moki, I'm sorry.


Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2018 05:04 PM (q9BMe)

151 Full disclosure:

I also throw a popcorn kernel in oil to know when the pan is hot enough to start cooking, so I might not be the best one to consult regarding fancy/expensive pans.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 05:04 PM (VgKNm)

152 So I looked up the recipe on the internet and my gosh. Who knew there would be so many hits?

Posted by: f'd at May 27, 2018 05:05 PM (UdKB7)

153 I am reminded of the Fawlty Towers episode where they hire a chef and he falls in love with Manuel and gets drunk. Hilarious.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 05:05 PM (md3fh)

154 Maybe he's a polymath or something. No, that means you have to know a lot of things, right?
Posted by: Banjo at May 27, 2018 05:04 PM (SYCeT)


You're thinking of Pangea. It's a kind of Pangolin.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 05:05 PM (fZuhk)

155 Happy anniversary bluebell and Weasel!!!
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 27, 2018 04:57 PM (mMeIQ)
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Thank you! I have to say I'm glad it's not a year ago. Although at this time last year I still had no idea what was going on in the food thread.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2018 05:06 PM (q9BMe)

156 Aged beef is the best. It's because the natural
enzymes make it tender. They used to hang the sides of beef for about
three weeks in a cold room. Now I suspect it goes straight from the
killing floor to your plate.



Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 05:03 PM

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Most beef sold commercially in the US is not aged.


You are not getting aged beef at Kroger or Costco.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 27, 2018 05:06 PM (+Dllb)

157
I wonder how many here cook for the same reason I do - I KNOW what I want, and I can't find anyone to do it the way I want it done except me!
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 27, 2018 04:59 PM (k1TUh)


We have so many food allergies in our family that it makes going to a restaurant a challenge. It's easier and safer to make our own food, so we don't risk someone getting sick. Plus, it's cheaper, and it tastes better.

I have to recommend the cookbook, because the recipes I have tried have all come out really good. There are varying degrees of difficulty, and you can always adjust to your needs/wants. If there are any of you out there who don't have one yet, seriously think about getting one. I can heartily recommend bluebell's bean and corn salsa, and weasel's broccoli slaw. So, so good!!!

Posted by: moki at May 27, 2018 05:07 PM (V+V48)

158 Tami & Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman & hogmartin

Thank you all. I guess people are using low autoignition oils or diethyl ether and a match.

I plan to use grape-seed oil and make it my new, smaller popcorn pot.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 27, 2018 05:07 PM (hyuyC)

159 Fender makes a pretty good Pangolin, but my fingers are too fat to play one worth a damn.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 05:07 PM (VgKNm)

160 140 Boned Rolled Pig Institutional Meat is like braciole, right?
Posted by: All Hail Eris
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Is that boiled rodent?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 27, 2018 05:00 PM (w1zJX)

No, Dickman's Boned Rolled Pig Meat Institutional Food rivals Pigeon and Rodent Products in cost-effectiveness and palatability.

Posted by: Dickman's Rendering and Creaming Inc. at May 27, 2018 05:07 PM (vW8Mk)

161 Thank you! I have to say I'm glad it's not a year ago. Although at this time last year I still had no idea what was going on in the food thread.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2018 05:06 PM (q9BMe)

Wait...it's been a year already?! Da fuq...I'm missing some months somewhere.

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 05:07 PM (Enq6K)

162 Speaking of cooking, if y'all will excuse me for a bit...

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 05:08 PM (VgKNm)

163 I wonder how many here cook for the same reason I do - I KNOW what I
want, and I can't find anyone to do it the way I want it done except me!
=====

Four kids and no money. You cook to survive. When they were young, I was the best cook in the world -- now I can't step in the kitchen aside from cleanup.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2018 05:09 PM (MIKMs)

164 Wait what Marios not a homo?

Posted by: Regular joe at May 27, 2018 05:09 PM (7PllL)

165 Tami, it was a year ago that Weasel came up with his hare-brained scheme. The book was actually published on Pearl Harbor Day.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2018 05:09 PM (q9BMe)

166 The sulfites in wine, particularly red wine thing is a lot like the
gluten issue. In both cases there are people who are seriously
allergic and ingesting them is dangerous or at least bad for their
bodies in some way. But in the majority of people who think they are
affected, they are likely not. The poster who said communion wine made her stop breathing, that sounds pretty major to me. For those who say sulfites in red wine give them headaches, researchers don't think that is the cause. Could be histamines, tannins, or shocker, the alcohol lol.

Pretty
much every wine you buy in a store contains sulfites. This stabilizes
the wine so it doesn't go bad quickly. The funny thing is, a hell of a
lot of food products contain sulfites, not just wine. But people see
that info on the label, and think that is what got them. Yes winemakers
do add sulfites, but they also occur naturally in wine. And sweet
wines are higher in sulfites than dry reds.

There
are even people who spend time in Europe and say the wine there never
bothered them like the wine sold in the USA because it "didn't have
sulfites". Uh, no, the wine sold in Europe has the same amount, they
are just not required to put that on the label.

Posted by: Quint at May 27, 2018 05:10 PM (n13/j)

167 Now I suspect it goes straight from the killing floor to your plate.

This brought back a memory. When I graduated from college I worked for a bank for awhile. One of my clients was a family owned slaughterhouse in Milwaukee. The owners were wonderful people and one day they invited me to lunch. When I got there they picked out a cow and we ate steak from that cow an hour later!

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Live from the Metropolitan Club! at May 27, 2018 05:10 PM (rBnYq)

168
Aged beef is the best. It's because the natural enzymes make it tender.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 05:03 PM


It might be why sous-vide beef slow-cooked for a couple of days is so awesome. The first time I opened the recipe book and it said cook for 1 to 3 days at 140 degrees I was hesitant. I mean 'days'? Is that a typo?

But the most inexpensive cut of beef becomes a delicious, flavorful, and tender delight under those conditions.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at May 27, 2018 05:10 PM (LOgQ4)

169 I wonder how many here cook for the same reason I do - I KNOW what I
want, and I can't find anyone to do it the way I want it done except me!


The place I used to get pizza closed. Now I bake my own. It's cheap to cook and bake your own meals.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 27, 2018 05:12 PM (rdl6o)

170 I plan to use grape-seed oil and make it my new, smaller popcorn pot.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 27, 2018 05:07 PM (hyuyC)

I'd try coconut oil or avocado oil. I think grapeseed oil isn't a great oil to use.

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 05:13 PM (Enq6K)

171 120---Also, my little four tray dehydrator will hold/make a lot more than you think. Consider starting on the smaller end and make sure it's something that you want to keep doing and spending money on before you dump too much into it.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 27, 2018 04:52 PM (VgKNm)
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That's good advice for most appliances, I think.


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 27, 2018 05:13 PM (0jtPF)

172 Last night I grilled up some thick little lamb chops, and made a mint sauce out of the spearmint I've got growing in the garden, from a recipe in the old Joy of Cooking cookbook. (lots of good basic stuff in there)

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 27, 2018 05:13 PM (k1TUh)

173 Serious Cat, do you know if there's any flooding on Main Street? I see where EC is under a flood watch.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 05:15 PM (qJtVm)

174 165 Tami, it was a year ago that Weasel came up with his hare-brained scheme. The book was actually published on Pearl Harbor Day.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2018 05:09 PM (q9BMe)

Ooooh, ok...phew. I was gonna check with my husband to see if I'd been having blackouts or something.

And Congrats! Job well done!

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 05:15 PM (Enq6K)

175 The Deplorable Gourmet- On it's way to becoming a classic.

Thank you bluebell and Weasel.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2018 05:15 PM (SuzHQ)

176 I wonder how many here cook for the same reason I do - I KNOW what I

want, and I can't find anyone to do it the way I want it done except me!



The place I used to get pizza closed. Now I bake my own. It's cheap to cook and bake your own meals.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 27, 2018 05:12 PM (rdl6o
Yeah, how many times do you go to a restaurant and think later, "Hell, I could have done better"? Most cooks are that way. Of course a good restaurant experience is more than just the food, it is also not having to cook lol. And pretty much no one wants to cook every meal they eat imo.

Posted by: Quint at May 27, 2018 05:15 PM (n13/j)

177 Thank you all. I guess people are using low autoignition oils or diethyl ether and a match.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 27, 2018 05:07 PM (hyuyC)


Remember that ordinary K-1 will work if you can't find RP-1, but bunker 2 will make things taste funny.

Related - seeing people use spendy extra-virgin olive oil as a cooking oil makes me cringe and make little fists with my toes. No more than my normal ground state of angst and disquietude, but it's still that 'wrong tool for the job' twinge.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 05:16 PM (fZuhk)

178
Kisses are supposed to wake you up, not put you to sleep.

Posted by: Prince Charming at May 27, 2018 05:18 PM (IqV8l)

179 165 Tami, it was a year ago that Weasel came up with his hare-brained scheme. The book was actually published on Pearl Harbor Day.
Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2018 05:09 PM (q9BMe)
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It sure was smart of me to get bluebell to do the work!

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 05:19 PM (MVjcR)

180 I tended bar in the 70's. When my customers wanted a
dry martini, I poured straight gin with one drop of scotch, no
Vermouth. I never told my secret, but my customers loved it, on many
occasions leaving large tips and saying it was the best dry martini they
had tasted.

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at May 27, 2018 04:44 PM (YuQLm)

....

The old Silver Bullet!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 27, 2018 05:19 PM (9I5LH)

181 Is the Deplorable Gourmet still selling in any quantities?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 05:20 PM (fuK7c)

182 1 Gum thread!
Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 04:07 PM (aC6Sd)

We need common-sense denture control!

Posted by: Gum Grabbers at May 27, 2018 05:20 PM (vW8Mk)

183 19 4 I've learned the difference between frozen salmon and never frozen salmon is significant.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 27, 2018 04:09 PM (+Tibp)

Step on the dock and throw a yellow eye snapper filet to the cook or a wahoo or lobster is an unreal experience.
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 04:15 PM (JFO2v)

===
Noname Seafood, Commonwealth Pier, Boston Harbor.
Fishing boats unload at dockside, into the kitchen.9

Posted by: pogomip at May 27, 2018 05:23 PM (qmxp5)

184 There are sulfide free wines but you need to find them

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 05:23 PM (aC6Sd)

185
One woman...told Anderson Cooper that in 2005...she vomited and blacked out; at dawn, she said, she awoke with scratches on her leg and semen on her skirt....

And then the bear asked her, "You don't come to the woods to hunt, do you?"





Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at May 27, 2018 05:26 PM (NEz7y)

186 Thanks to everyone for their suggestions and advice about the dehydrators. Gives us a better point to keep researching.

Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2018 05:28 PM (V+03K)

187 I'm grilling asparagus for dinner and four of the little bastards slipped through the grill. Grrr.

Posted by: Northernlurker lighter less filing at May 27, 2018 05:28 PM (nBr1j)

188
Is the Deplorable Gourmet still selling in any quantities?[/i

Funny you should mention this. I just ordered one the other day and noticed there were several "used" copies available at Amazon.


OKAY, YOU MORONS, WHICH ONE OF YOU'S ARE SELLING YOUR USED COOKBOOKS??

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at May 27, 2018 05:29 PM (NEz7y)

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at May 27, 2018 05:29 PM (NEz7y)

190 In RE: #MeToo (Pound Me Too!)
The louder the accused was in championing all of the Leftist causes and groups, the more likely he was to be actively oppressing/discriminating against/sexually assaulting people in those groups. Right now if one came out saying how he liked garden gnomes I would expect to soon see clips of sordid cctv clips from nursery centers.

#GardenStatuaryToo

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 27, 2018 05:29 PM (0QYMt)

191
Oh damn me!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at May 27, 2018 05:29 PM (NEz7y)

192 Power flickered, went out, came back on.

You go, BGE!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 05:30 PM (qJtVm)

193 We traded some lamb with a neighbor for a small ham. Wife is chopping up some of the ham to mix with mango and a little aleppo pepper for a cool meal on a very hot and humid day in the middle of North American. Local super cold beer in frosted mugs for a chaser.

Tomatoes, peppers, and sweet corn are going gangbusters. First ripe cherry tomato will arrive soon. Ah, Midwestern living.

Posted by: colfax mingo at May 27, 2018 05:30 PM (FoFVZ)

194 Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at May 27, 2018 04:44

I too bartended in the 70s and 80s. For a dry martini we'd pour in a few drops of vermouth, swish it around and throw it out. gave it the aroma of vermouth w/out much of the taste, people seemed to like those.

Posted by: Farmer at May 27, 2018 05:30 PM (yJ1e6)

195 I have increased my consumption of gin martinis recently

*dials the pretentiousness up to 11*

I'm sure it's been said upthread, but there is no other type of martini, James Bond notwithstanding.

*dials down the pretentiousness, wanders off to find some dinner and a well made martini*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 27, 2018 05:31 PM (jeQxb)

196 Martini:

1.Acquire bottle of gin
2.Open said bottle
3.Hold bottle while bowing towards picture of the inventor of Vermouth
4. Guzzle (smooooth!)

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad. at May 27, 2018 05:31 PM (0zCHB)

197
Power flickered, went out, came back on.


Last time that happened here my incredibly loud house alarm went off while I was sound asleep and gave me a coronary.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at May 27, 2018 05:31 PM (NEz7y)

198 Noname Seafood, Commonwealth Pier, Boston Harbor.
Fishing boats unload at dockside, into the kitchen.9
Posted by: pogomip at May 27, 2018 05:23 PM (qmxp5)

fish you kill yourself are quite tasty!

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 05:31 PM (JFO2v)

199 187 I'm grilling asparagus for dinner and four of the little bastards slipped through the grill. Grrr.

Posted by: Northernlurker lighter less filing at May 27, 2018 05:28 PM (nBr1j)

You have to put them perpendicular to the grates.

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 05:32 PM (Enq6K)

200 Every damn week. Every. Damn. Week. Imma send you some syrup. Put it on what you wish.

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 27, 2018 05:32 PM (iXmy8)

201 I won a Deplorable Gourmet cookbook for my mom. We both use it to cook for the boys on the rate occasions I have seen them the past year. Great food ideas for kids btw. I see it coming in handy in the near future for many more family meals. Its very much appreciated.

Posted by: Pickles at May 27, 2018 05:32 PM (H4GNL)

202 Mr. WDS smoked brisket yesterday. His first shot at it. And I must say he did quite well!

Having son and new girlfriend over for dinner of brisket, baked beans, potato salad and strawberry rhubarb shortcake

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 27, 2018 05:33 PM (mMeIQ)

203 After a week movie afternoon TCM has Mr Roberts up next in 5 minutes. I had a tough decision not to put this on my list.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 05:33 PM (aC6Sd)

204 Wife is chopping up some of the ham to mix with mango and a little aleppo pepper for a cool meal on a very hot and humid day in the middle of North American.


What's a Leppo?

Posted by: Gary Johnson at May 27, 2018 05:33 PM (fuK7c)

205 Serious Cat, do you know if there's any flooding on Main Street? I see where EC is under a flood watch.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 05:15 PM (qJtVm)

Main Street has a river running down it. This will be worse than 2016.

Posted by: Vendette at May 27, 2018 05:34 PM (TfcwT)

206 199
187 I'm grilling asparagus for dinner and four of the little bastards slipped through the grill. Grrr.



Posted by: Northernlurker lighter less filing at May 27, 2018 05:28 PM (nBr1j)



You have to put them perpendicular to the grates.





Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 05:32 PM (Enq6K)

Get a perforated fry pan. It keeps thins in, but allows the flames entrance if you wish so.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 27, 2018 05:34 PM (0QYMt)

207 "odd use of maple syrup which, as all of you know, should never be used with savory foods such as pork chops and French Toast."

Wut?

Wrong.

Posted by: sinalco at May 27, 2018 05:34 PM (yODqO)

208 188
Is the Deplorable Gourmet still selling in any quantities?[/i

Funny you should mention this. I just ordered one the other day and noticed there were several "used" copies available at Amazon.


OKAY, YOU MORONS, WHICH ONE OF YOU'S ARE SELLING YOUR USED COOKBOOKS??
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at May 27, 2018 05:29 PM (NEz7y)

Wasn't some assholes from another country printing them and selling them where copyrights couldn't be enforced?

Posted by: Pickles at May 27, 2018 05:34 PM (H4GNL)

209 OKAY, YOU MORONS, WHICH ONE OF YOU'S ARE SELLING YOUR USED COOKBOOKS??
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at May 27, 2018 05:29 PM (NEz7y)


Ha! Good thing you didn't ask who's curating an intricately-catalogued collection of other Morons' cookbooks!

Because that could get embarrassing.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 05:35 PM (fZuhk)

210 I think Vermouth got a bad name because we only had cheap ones for so long, and since we barely used any in a martini, it got stale. Bad combo. There are some really great vermouths these days. In Spain drinking Vermouth is very popular, it has even become a verb, Vermutting.

Posted by: Quint at May 27, 2018 05:35 PM (n13/j)

211 When I had the last cow slaughtered they hung the meat for three weeks before cutting.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2018 05:35 PM (SuzHQ)

212 99 187 I'm grilling asparagus for dinner and four of the little bastards slipped through the grill. Grrr.

Posted by: Northernlurker lighter less filing at May 27, 2018 05:28 PM (nBr1j)

You have to put them perpendicular to the grates.


Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 05:32 PM (Enq6K)

Slaps forehead.

Posted by: Northernlurker lighter less filing at May 27, 2018 05:35 PM (nBr1j)

213 sorry, Vermuting.

Posted by: Quint at May 27, 2018 05:36 PM (n13/j)

214 I have a dehydrator, and I tried drying fruit with it. I was not satisfied with the results, but I started drying jalapeno and other pepper, and drying spices with it. that works very nice.

A vacuum sealer is a very good appliance. I buy beans and rice and grains in bulk and I like to seal it all up in quart bags for storage.

(There is nothing like cutting open a heavy, slick plastic bag and dropping it to spread over the kitchen floor. At least with a quart bag that limits the damage)

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2018 05:36 PM (2K6fY)

215 Its possible those were gifts from Morons to their Leftist relatives

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 05:36 PM (aC6Sd)

216 Aleppo is a pepper that is mildly spicey and has a unique taste. A bit of heat and great taste.

Posted by: colfax mingo at May 27, 2018 05:36 PM (FoFVZ)

217 Too fn real
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=260&v=Zh3Yz3PiXZw

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 05:37 PM (JFO2v)

218 Used Deplorable Gourmet cookbooks were probably gifted to unappreciative leftist commie idiots. They will do anything to get their grubby hands on a few bucks, and Allah help them if they would ever use recipes from the evil minds of Conservatives.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 05:38 PM (md3fh)

219 150-no worries bluebell. my long-suffering husband says alcohol brings out a side he really doesn't want anyone else to see. So it's probably for the best.

Posted by: moki at May 27, 2018 05:38 PM (V+V48)

220 I saw a YouTube vid but didn't know if it was recent.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 05:39 PM (qJtVm)

221 This past week's chicken-grilling experiment was a success. As you know, it is difficult to grill boneless, skinless chicken breasts without making them dry and tough. Well, I dry-brined them overnight and then tossed them with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

I made a small pile of briquettes on one side of the grill and browned the breasts on both sides over the briquettes. Then I set the breasts on the cool side of the grill with the lid on to finish cooking.

Even the pieces that reached 165+ degrees were tender and juicy.

Two things that revolutionized my cooking of meats - brining and a probe thermometer. I highly recommend them.

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2018 05:39 PM (/A+Cl)

222 Every damn week. Every. Damn. Week. Imma send you some syrup. Put it on what you wish.
Posted by: Muad'dib at May 27, 2018 05:32 PM (iXmy
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Don't waste your artisanal syrup on him. He doesn't appear to have taste buds.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2018 05:40 PM (q9BMe)

223 196---.....3. Hold bottle while bowing towards picture of the inventor of Vermouth.....

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad. at May 27, 2018 05:31 PM (0zCHB)
---------------------------------
No, no! Shouldn't be the inventor of vermouth.
You can't invoke just ANY vermouth!!!

Has to be a portrait of Alessandro Martini of Martini & Rossi, who gave the drink its name.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 27, 2018 05:40 PM (0jtPF)

224 A vacuum sealer is a very good appliance. I buy beans and rice and grains in bulk and I like to seal it all up in quart bags for storage.


Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2018 05:36 PM


Yes, a very good appliance. For 17 cents per bag, I can extend the life of a frozen food item from mere weeks to nearly a year.

The sous vide ability makes it a two-fer.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at May 27, 2018 05:41 PM (LOgQ4)

225 >Well, I dry-brined them overnight and then tossed them with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.


This is how CBD does his French toast.

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 27, 2018 05:41 PM (iXmy8)

226 Napalm is a good way to cook meat if you're in a hurry. Mmmm, love the smell of napalm in the BBQ.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 05:41 PM (md3fh)

227 well fuk me runnin
https://www.yourtango.com/4-modern-reasons-i-refuse-to-change-my-last-name-for-marriage

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 05:41 PM (JFO2v)

228 I saw a YouTube vid but didn't know if it was recent.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 05:39 PM (qJtVm)

Weather Channel is showing videos. Here is one:

https://twitter.com/JustinWeather/status/1000853257865121793

Posted by: Vendette at May 27, 2018 05:42 PM (TfcwT)

229 226 Napalm is a good way to cook meat if you're in a hurry. Mmmm, love the smell of napalm in the BBQ.
Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 05:41 PM (md3fh)

It smells like victory

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 05:42 PM (JFO2v)

230 181 Is the Deplorable Gourmet still selling in any quantities?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 05:20 PM (fuK7c)
-------
Sales are still trickling along. Last time I checked we were just over 2,350 units sold. To date, we have donated $3,250 each to Fisher House and Toys for Tots.
And yes, some clowns in Eastern Europe were reselling them at a markup where U.S. Copyright laws are not vigorously enforced.

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 05:42 PM (MVjcR)

231 No, it smells like dinner. Kind of.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 05:42 PM (md3fh)

232 >Don't waste your artisanal syrup on him. He doesn't appear to have taste buds.
Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2018 05:40 PM (q9BMe)


You are probably right. Have you guys tried yours?

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 27, 2018 05:43 PM (iXmy8)

233 Oh, to my lovely and feminine cookbook editors:

I have been recruited to illustrate a fitness/health book, so I shall now be a two-time published unpaid illustrator.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 05:43 PM (fuK7c)

234 Quint, I also have a sulfur allergy, so that could be why sulfites/sulfides affect me. Food that has either as a preservative makes me sick too.

Posted by: moki at May 27, 2018 05:44 PM (V+V48)

235 Read that all of Batalli's restaurants in Vegas are closing. Sad

Posted by: Tuna at May 27, 2018 05:44 PM (jm1YL)

236 233 Oh, to my lovely and feminine cookbook editors:

I have been recruited to illustrate a fitness/health book, so I shall now be a two-time published unpaid illustrator.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 05:43 PM (fuK7c)
------
Congratulations!!

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 05:44 PM (MVjcR)

237 If you are allergic to sulfur, be sure to live a saintly life, 'cause if you go to the Other Place you will NOT be happy. You won't like the brimstone, either.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 05:45 PM (md3fh)

238 And yes, some clowns in Eastern Europe were reselling them at a markup where U.S. Copyright laws are not vigorously enforced.


People are weird.

There is at least one copy in Italy that was legally acquired and hand delivered.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 05:45 PM (fuK7c)

239 >234 Quint, I also have a sulfur allergy, so that could be why sulfites/sulfides affect me. Food that has either as a preservative makes me sick too.
Posted by: moki at May 27, 2018 05:44 PM (V+V4



Does that mean you can't eat bacon???

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 27, 2018 05:46 PM (iXmy8)

240 Have you guys tried yours?
Posted by: Muad'dib at May 27, 2018 05:43 PM (iXmy
--------

Not yet! It is safely ensconced in my freezer, awaiting the perfect time. Aka I'm hoarding it.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2018 05:46 PM (q9BMe)

241 A vacuum sealer is a very good appliance. I buy beans and rice and grains in bulk and I like to seal it all up in quart bags for storage.


Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2018 05:36 PM


Useful for leftists, too. Tag 'em and bag 'em.

Hey, Mario, how do you like the new rules?

The funny part is that all of this recent sexual harassment crap started as an attempt to get Trump, who seems to be about the only person who hasn't been nailed yet.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 05:47 PM (YqDXo)

242
Trying riced cauliflower for the first time as a low-carb alternative to regular rice. Stir fry with olive oil, garlic and spices, add butter when done. Very good!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 27, 2018 05:48 PM (OUDQA)

243 I think hobo jerky is an old AOSHQ tradition. Never tried it myself.... *looks around nervously*

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 05:48 PM (md3fh)

244 Bander! Congrats! I'm glad we launched your career as a free-lancer, nyuk nyuk.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2018 05:48 PM (q9BMe)

245 Quint, I also have a sulfur allergy, so that could
be why sulfites/sulfides affect me. Food that has either as a
preservative makes me sick too.

Posted by: moki at May 27, 2018 05:44 PM (V+V4

That sucks, sorry to hear it. I read the worst culprit, is dried fruits. But you obviously have to really be up on what can and can not be consumed.

Posted by: Quint at May 27, 2018 05:48 PM (n13/j)

246 There is at least one copy in Italy that was legally acquired and hand delivered.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 05:45 PM (fuK7c)


The Holy See is technically an independent sovereign entity, not a part of Italy.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 05:48 PM (fZuhk)

247 If you don't use maple syrup on French toast, what do you put on it or serve it with? I realize that this is apparently a culinary heresy, but I've only had French toast with maple syrup or I had some french toast stuffed with fruit and some sweetened cream cheese once.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 05:48 PM (vw6r3)

248
Does that mean you can't eat bacon???
Posted by: Muad'dib at May 27, 2018 05:46 PM (iXmy

Yep. We eat uncured turkey bacon when we eat it. I went to the Founding Farmers restaurant here in NoVA a few months ago, and they had amazing thick cut, maple cured bacon, and after eating a few slices, I had difficulty breathing. It took a number of hits of albuterol to open up my lungs.

Things that really suck.

Posted by: moki at May 27, 2018 05:49 PM (V+V48)

249 The Holy See is technically an independent sovereign entity, not a part of Italy.


Someone brought one to the Pope?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 05:49 PM (fuK7c)

250 229
226 Napalm is a good way to cook meat if you're in a hurry. Mmmm, love the smell of napalm in the BBQ.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 05:41 PM (md3fh)



It smells like victory

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 05:42 PM (JFO2v)

It smells like Texaco! (Don't make me use that lavatory.....)

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 27, 2018 05:49 PM (0QYMt)

251 >>If you don't use maple syrup on French toast, what do you put on it or serve it with?

And that's when the fight started.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 05:50 PM (/tuJf)

252 245-Trader Joe's has a number of dried fruits that don't have sulfur products. It's a blessing.

Posted by: moki at May 27, 2018 05:50 PM (V+V48)

253 Closing restaurants? Pffft, not good enough, Everything in his name must be wiped from the earth.

If you follow Leftism that is.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 05:50 PM (aC6Sd)

254 ''If you don't use maple syrup on French toast, what do you put on it or serve it with? I realize that this is apparently a culinary heresy, but I've only had French toast with maple syrup or I had some french toast stuffed with fruit and some sweetened cream cheese once.''

I think powdered sugar is the topping of snobs. Frankly, I love it with maple or blueberry syrup. Yum.

Posted by: Tuna at May 27, 2018 05:50 PM (jm1YL)

255
Has to be a portrait of Alessandro Martini of Martini & Rossi, who gave the drink its name.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 27, 2018 05:40 PM


https://bit.ly/2sihPyp

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 27, 2018 05:51 PM (IqV8l)

256 227-- well fuk me runnin
https://www.yourtango.com/4-modern-reasons-i-refuse-to-change-my-last-name-for-marriage
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 05:41 PM (JFO2v)
---------------------------
Advise to my sons ---- RUN!!!!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 27, 2018 05:51 PM (0jtPF)

257 You can't fight over French toast. It's French.

Posted by: ro-man at May 27, 2018 05:51 PM (RuIsu)

258 >>>fracking-hating

*sigh* why would a restauranteur need to opine about fracking? Penance to atone for his being a sex predator? These leftists really need to write a holy book so everyone can see what the rules are.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2018 05:51 PM (/qEW2)

259 ''Trader Joe's has a number of dried fruits that don't have sulfur products. It's a blessing.''

Their dried fruit section is heaven. Always something new.

Posted by: Tuna at May 27, 2018 05:51 PM (jm1YL)

260 I always thought the powdered sugar was in addition to the maple syrup. Is that wrong?

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 05:51 PM (md3fh)

261 Of all the #metoo happenings Batali's is my favorite.

The commie has previously been accused by staff for screwing them out of tips not just attempting to screw them the old fashion way.

I hope he leaves a crater.

Stronzo!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 27, 2018 05:52 PM (zfrbv)

262 247
If you don't use maple syrup on French toast, what do you put on it or
serve it with? I realize that this is apparently a culinary heresy, but
I've only had French toast with maple syrup or I had some french toast
stuffed with fruit and some sweetened cream cheese once.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 05:48 PM (vw6r3)

Some people say only powdered sugar.
Me having issues with diabetes I tend to avoid that and go for the sugar-free syrup.
If anyone gives you grief, just block them. Breakfast is too important to care about what a bunch of "iron pants assholes" demand you like if you don't.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 27, 2018 05:52 PM (0QYMt)

263 If you don't use maple syrup on French toast, what do you put on it or serve it with?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 05:48 PM (vw6r3)


You know how sometimes crêpes can be savory and sometimes they're sweet? Same idea, only it's on the HQ so it broke down into sporadic gunfire and drive-by firebombings.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 05:52 PM (fZuhk)

264 One of the Morons (I do not recall who) has recommended a splash of grape juice in iced tea. I bought some grape juice today and will try it soon.

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2018 05:52 PM (/A+Cl)

265 >hings that really suck.
Posted by: moki at May 27, 2018 05:49 PM (V+V4



I am so sorry moki. That does suck. On the positive side, you can come to fish camp because you won't eat our bacon.

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 27, 2018 05:52 PM (iXmy8)

266
The Holy See is technically an independent sovereign entity

Nothing technical about it. Created by the Lateran Treaties of 1929.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 27, 2018 05:52 PM (OUDQA)

267 JTB...
I've got an Open Country Sportsman Kitchen dehydrator, love it. Still eating a boatload of jerky I made a while back. It doesn't have 10 trays I think, but it holds a lot.

Posted by: Farmer at May 27, 2018 05:52 PM (yJ1e6)

268 Someone brought one to the Pope?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 05:49 PM (fuK7c)


Well... I guess I don't know for SURE, but probably, right?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 05:53 PM (fZuhk)

269 Get a perforated fry pan. It keeps thins in, but allows the flames entrance if you wish so.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 27, 2018 05:34 PM (0QYMt)

Yeah, I have one of those and also a similar tray that I use for veggies.

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 05:53 PM (Enq6K)

270 ''I always thought the powdered sugar was in addition to the maple syrup. Is that wrong?''

That's good too. The sweeter the better.

Posted by: Tuna at May 27, 2018 05:53 PM (jm1YL)

271
I am so sorry moki. That does suck. On the positive side, you can come to fish camp because you won't eat our bacon.
Posted by: Muad'dib at May 27, 2018 05:52 PM (iXmy

I will happily cook it for you, if you clean the fish!!

Posted by: moki at May 27, 2018 05:53 PM (V+V48)

272
The funny part is that all of this recent sexual harassment crap started as an attempt to get Trump, who seems to be about the only person who hasn't been nailed yet.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity


He's like George Bush dodging flying shoes.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 27, 2018 05:53 PM (IqV8l)

273 >>Nothing technical about it. Created by the Lateran Treaties of 1929.

And get this, it's got a wall around it.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 05:54 PM (/tuJf)

274 There was one episode I watched years ago where the bug eating fat bald guy said the egg industry was very harmful to the environment and he was visiting a soy boy start up who were trying to invent artificial eggs on the MicroSoft dime to be so "clean".

He took a bite of the artificial egg and pretended to smile.

Ass Hat.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 27, 2018 05:54 PM (EoRCO)

275 257 Good point, if you have French toast just surrender to the maple syrup

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 05:55 PM (aC6Sd)

276 237 If you are allergic to sulfur, be sure to live a saintly life, 'cause if you go to the Other Place you will NOT be happy. You won't like the brimstone, either.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 05:45 PM (md3fh)

Oh crap...I'm in big trouble.

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 05:55 PM (Enq6K)

277 ''The funny part is that all of this recent sexual harassment crap started as an attempt to get Trump, who seems to be about the only person who hasn't been nailed yet. ''

Beware of the boomerang lefties. It's gonna get you.

Posted by: Tuna at May 27, 2018 05:55 PM (jm1YL)

278 Quint, I also have a sulfur allergy, so that could
be why sulfites/sulfides affect me. Food that has either as a preservative makes me sick too.

Posted by: moki


Heh. I was just spraying sulfur compound in a neighbor's garden.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 27, 2018 05:55 PM (zfrbv)

279 Authentic French toast is served with a topping of slimy stinky cheese. Putting maple syrup on French Toast is a travesty.

Posted by: colfax mingo at May 27, 2018 05:55 PM (FoFVZ)

280 Hey everybody.

Welp, I just re-discovered Chick-O-Stick candy bars. Let's see, that makes Diet Fail #3,228 I believe... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 05:56 PM (eMKNe)

281 255----

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 27, 2018 05:56 PM (0jtPF)

282 Question for the Horde: What is your favorite super-simple-yet-amazingly-tasty recipe?

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2018 05:56 PM (/A+Cl)

283 Someone brought one to the Pope?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 05:49 PM (fuK7c)

Well... I guess I don't know for SURE, but probably, right?



Well, I brought one to a girl in SPQR Roma and she definitely did not give it to the Pope.

So there's one in Italy proper.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 05:56 PM (fuK7c)

284 Tropical Storm Alberto V05 is headed for Chicago, we need volunteers to sandbag at the Obama Memorial Bookmobile.

Posted by: ro-man at May 27, 2018 05:57 PM (RuIsu)

285 Question for the Horde: What is your favorite super-simple-yet-amazingly-tasty recipe?
Posted by: Emmie



Define simple.

Quick, little to no prep ...

Or just like 3 ingredients but moderate cook time?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 27, 2018 05:59 PM (zfrbv)

286 'What is your favorite super-simple-yet-amazingly-tasty recipe?

Graham crackers
Peanut butter
Hershey bar
Spoon

Posted by: f'd at May 27, 2018 05:59 PM (UdKB7)

287 If you don't use maple syrup on French toast, what do you put on it or serve it with?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 05:48 PM (vw6r3)


.....

Pastry cream and caramelized pecans.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 27, 2018 05:59 PM (5xXEh)

288 Question for the Horde: What is your favorite super-simple-yet-amazingly-tasty recipe?
Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2018 05:56 PM (/A+Cl)


Cheese.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 05:59 PM (fZuhk)

289 Unfortunately I have found that my tastes change, so what was perfect last year (5:1) is too wet this year. Yes...the struggle continues.

I have gone the other way. Back in the day, I liked to just whisper to the gin that a.bottle of vermouth had been seen nearby, and that was enough. Over the years I have moved to 5:1.
The struggle does indeed continue, but some of us are just driven like that.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at May 27, 2018 06:00 PM (WDU9h)

290 116 Not certain what Greasy NoNeck is accused of, but how is one supposed to defend against allegations of some unsubstantiated event from over a decade ago?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 27, 2018 04:51 PM (oVJmc)

That is the idea. Charges that are impossible to defend against.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 27, 2018 06:00 PM (brIR5)

291
If anyone gives you grief, just block them. Breakfast is too important to care about what a bunch of "iron pants assholes" demand you like if you don't.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou


This is true. The Great Full American Fried Breakfast. It's the reason we dominate the world.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 27, 2018 06:00 PM (OUDQA)

292 282 Question for the Horde: What is your favorite super-simple-yet-amazingly-tasty recipe?

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2018 05:56 PM (/A+Cl)

Slow cooker Mississippi chicken thighs.

http://tinyurl.com/yco2zumn

I also throw in some of the pepperoncini juice.

Sometimes I put sliced onion in also.

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 06:00 PM (Enq6K)

293 I recently read a great tip at FB on how to prepare tofu:

1. Buy tofu
2. Throw it away
3. Order a pizza

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 06:01 PM (eMKNe)

294 This made ma laugh, Cake fail. No, this was not designed for the wedding of a gardener:

https://tinyurl.com/nrbxwq

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 06:01 PM (vw6r3)

295 Fenelon, that would explain why it was half off.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 06:02 PM (eMKNe)

296 What is your favorite super-simple-yet-amazingly-tasty recipe?

....

Canned biscuits/croissants rolled out, scoop of chicken or tuna salad, slice of cheese, fold over and bake for 10 minutes.

I survived college on these out of my toaster oven on my limited budget.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 27, 2018 06:03 PM (5xXEh)

297 >282 Question for the Horde: What is your favorite super-simple-yet-amazingly-tasty recipe?
Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2018 05:56 PM (/A+Cl)


Put maple syrup on vanilla ice cream. Trust me on this. Do not listen to CBD.

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 27, 2018 06:03 PM (iXmy8)

298 Emmie. cubed chicken tenders cooked in white wine, add 1 package, porcini/truffle ravioli, and basil pesto. No need to pre cook the ravioli. Total time 15 min and 1 pan.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2018 06:03 PM (SuzHQ)

299 Tami, that does sound tasty!

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2018 06:04 PM (/A+Cl)

300 One woman, speaking publicly for the first time, told Anderson Cooper that in 2005 after kissing Mr. Batali at The Spotted Pig, the downtown restaurant co-owned by Mr. Friedman, she vomited and blacked out




His breath is that bad?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2018 06:04 PM (SiINZ)

301 284 Tropical Storm Alberto V05 is headed for Chicago, we need volunteers to sandbag at the Obama Memorial Bookmobile.
Posted by: ro-man at May 27, 2018 05:57 PM (RuIsu)

Yes we cannot let the good pages not yet colored to be ruined

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 06:04 PM (JFO2v)

302
What is your favorite super-simple-yet-amazingly-tasty recipe?

Beef ravioli straight out of the can, eaten over the sink.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 27, 2018 06:04 PM (OUDQA)

303 Super-simple yet amazingly tasty?

- Butter up some corn tortillas. Both sides.
- Nuke 'em for 3 minutes.
- Pull 'em out.

Yum!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 06:05 PM (eMKNe)

304 It is Emmie...it's even tastier the next day.

I have to use chicken gravy because hubby can't eat beef Au Jus. Still good....and so damn fast.

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 06:05 PM (Enq6K)

305 I'll stick with my pretzels in my vanilla ice cream

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 06:05 PM (aC6Sd)

306 282 Question for the Horde: What is your favorite super-simple-yet-amazingly-tasty recipe?
Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2018 05:56 PM (/A+Cl)


Probably have to go with Caprese salad, when both amazing tomatoes and amazing mozzarella are available to you. I just slice the tomatoes and mozzarella, lay them out, slightly overlapping, on a large plate, sprinkle with salt and pepper, drizzle with good olive oil, and tear up some fresh basil leaves and distribute the bits over the whole thing. I don't bother with vinegar, because the tomatoes generally have enough acidity, but if I did it would be Italian red wine vinegar.

Marcella Hazan's Chicken Cacciatore would be a close second.

Posted by: Splunge at May 27, 2018 06:06 PM (Vb4BV)

307 This made ma laugh, Cake fail. No, this was not designed for the wedding of a gardener:




https://tinyurl.com/nrbxwq


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 06:01 PM (vw6r3)

If that isn't already on Cake Wrecks' website, it should be.

Posted by: Vendette at May 27, 2018 06:06 PM (TfcwT)

308 Bitter Clinger, that sounds like a great snack!

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2018 06:06 PM (/A+Cl)

309 When I worked as a bartender in college at a a couple of restaurants and what I witnessed as well with my gf/fiancee at the restaurants she worked at, it was driven by alcohol, drugs, hedonism with extra hedonism. It was fun and made the job worth it at the time.

I can't imagine the level of suckiness that the #Me Too movement has created for employees in the restaurant business. There is so much sexual tension working in that business, I feel bad for the men and women working there because the flirting norms, parties, and interactions have been destroyed. It's a stressful job and I'm sure it's only a matter of time before somebody goes postal.

Posted by: Pickles at May 27, 2018 06:06 PM (H4GNL)

310 Beef ravioli straight out of the can, eaten over the sink.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 27, 2018 06:04 PM (OUDQA)


MRE jalapeño cheese spread squirted directly from the pouch into your ravenous maw so it never sees the light of day.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 06:06 PM (fZuhk)

311 I don't know if asparagus is one of those controversial foods but I love It, particularly grilled. That is if I can avoid any, umm, dribbling related to my age.
I am one of those who has a smelly side effect from eating asparagus.
I prefer most veggies grilled.

Posted by: Northernlurker lighter less filing at May 27, 2018 06:07 PM (nBr1j)

312 Posted by: Vendette at May 27, 2018 06:06 PM (TfcwT)

That is a funny website.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 06:07 PM (vw6r3)

313 Advise to my sons ---- RUN!!!!
=====

MdeV -- No, I will disagree. Living in a Hispanic area, the idea of losing your maternal side identity is incomprehensible. For filthy Scandi/Irish, the cost in time, money, and loss of long-time status (voting, credit, degrees, etc) is something to be negotiated then decided. In the ancient old days (turn of the last century), formal speak was Mrs John Doe. Frankly, neither participant in a marriage had much, so changing a name was not an issue.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2018 06:07 PM (MIKMs)

314
I'll stick with my pretzels in my vanilla ice cream

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 06:05 PM (aC6Sd)


*fistbump*

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 27, 2018 06:07 PM (OUDQA)

315 Ben Had, I especially like the "only 1 pan" part.

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2018 06:08 PM (/A+Cl)

316 Weather Channel is showing videos. Here is one:

https://twitter.com/JustinWeather/status/1000853257865121793
Posted by: Vendette at May 27, 2018 05:42 PM (TfcwT)
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Dammit, this really is worse than the last time. I wonder if they'll be able to scare up money for repairs again.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 06:08 PM (qJtVm)

317 Muad'dib, some day I'm going to try that.

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2018 06:08 PM (/A+Cl)

318 Probably have to go with Caprese salad


Caprese is awesome given, as you noted, really good fresh Mozzarella and tomatoes. I do it your way plus fresh ground pepper.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 06:09 PM (fuK7c)

319 Congratulations and renewed thanks to the Deplorable Cookbook Team !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at May 27, 2018 06:09 PM (xJrIn)

320 No way I would give up my last name. It just trips off the tongue too nicely.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 06:09 PM (qJtVm)

321 No way I would give up my last name. It just trips off the tongue too nicely.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 06:09 PM (qJtVm)


Cellardoor?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 06:11 PM (fZuhk)

322 (301) That's what is so special about the event, the Color-yer-Own Birth Certificate. And the fee-based lamination ceremony to make it "official".

Posted by: ro-man at May 27, 2018 06:11 PM (RuIsu)

323
https://tinyurl.com/nrbxwq
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 06:01 PM (vw6r3)
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The cake that leaves you hungrier than before you ate!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 06:11 PM (qJtVm)

324 Qdpsteve, does that make them crispy? Or just buttery?

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2018 06:11 PM (/A+Cl)

325 Since I mentioned Cake Wrecks and others have mentioned Batali, here is a cake not to take to the office (unfortunately, someone did):



https://tinyurl.com/ydg97oak

Posted by: Vendette at May 27, 2018 06:11 PM (TfcwT)

326 Emmie, you will not forget it.

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 27, 2018 06:11 PM (iXmy8)

327 season chicken scallops properly with salt and pepper,
dredge in flour, egg wash, panko bread crumbs
cook a few mintues a side in some olive oil (not extra virgin Hog)
serve with mixed salad greens on the side and a good white wine..


Posted by: Quint at May 27, 2018 06:12 PM (n13/j)

328 327 and fresh lemon of course.

Posted by: Quint at May 27, 2018 06:12 PM (n13/j)

329 I put crunchy peanut butter on french toast, along with a sprinkle of diced green olives.

Posted by: pogomip at May 27, 2018 06:12 PM (qmxp5)

330 >>>What is your favorite super-simple-yet-amazingly-tasty recipe?

Anything eggs. Scrambled eggs, omelet with cheese & whatever. Season to taste.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2018 06:13 PM (/qEW2)

331 Its a fact Pennsylvanians eat more pretzels per person than anyone else.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 06:14 PM (aC6Sd)

332 i never understood scotch until HRH took us to a tasting put on by the local upscale liquor store... now she wishes she never had.

they explained that the higher the ETOH content, the more the ETOH vapor/liquid shuts down both your olfactory and taste buds, thus denying you the whole flavor palate. adding ice does something similar, by reducing the temp of the flavor esters

so, try a sip neat, then add GOOD, room temp water, a little at a time (spoonful or less) swirling or gently stirring, until you hit your personal sweet spot, flavor wise.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 27, 2018 06:15 PM (Lcq0D)

333 Whoa! The first rule of Drop O Scotch Club is you dont talk about DOS Club!

Seriously, the bartender that told me said be would only tell me since I was from out of town and could not reveal the secret locally. As I recall it, the scotch was in ADDITION to whatever trace amount of vermouth one used. For some reason at home I never use it.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at May 27, 2018 06:15 PM (WDU9h)

334 Prepping beef back ribs to go on the smoker tomorrow.

Can't. Wait.

Posted by: ibguy at May 27, 2018 06:15 PM (vUcdz)

335 Posted by: Ray Van Dune at May 27, 2018 06:15 PM (WDU9h)
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I add a few drops of curare to my martinis. People find the icy numbing sensation bracing.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 06:16 PM (qJtVm)

336 Splunge, the basil really makes it rock. I've had Caprese salad on a stick as an hors d'oeuvres and it was awesome.

By the way, Horde, I am taking notes. Y'all have some great ideas.

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2018 06:17 PM (/A+Cl)

337 Eris Cellardoor? It does have a ring to it.

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 27, 2018 06:17 PM (iXmy8)

338
Caprese is awesome given, as you noted, really good fresh Mozzarella and tomatoes. I do it your way plus fresh ground pepper.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 06:09 PM (fuK7c)

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PRO TIP: Even if you use the mozzarella, finish it with crumbled bleu cheese.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 06:19 PM (CPfoe)

339 330
>>>What is your favorite super-simple-yet-amazingly-tasty recipe?

Pre-cooked, pre-sliced ham with mustard.

Now, for something else:
A Dip: The base is mayo. Add yellow mustard until mixed it is a pale yellow. Add horseradish and curry powder to give it the zing you like. Makes cauliflower edible.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 27, 2018 06:19 PM (0QYMt)

340 I put crunchy peanut butter on french toast, along with a sprinkle of diced green olives.
Posted by: pogomip at May 27, 2018 06:12 PM (qmxp5)


Green olives?

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2018 06:19 PM (/A+Cl)

341 add a few drops of curare to my martinis. People find the icy numbing sensation bracing.

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I dunno. Squeezing the frog always grosses me out.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 06:20 PM (CPfoe)

342 Mermaid cakes! These are gorgeous:

http://www.cakewrecks.com/

And of course scroll down for the usual Cake Wrecks horrors, including a tea pot with a very frisky spout.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 06:20 PM (qJtVm)

343 I add a few drops of curare to my martinis. People find the icy numbing sensation bracing.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 06:16 PM (qJtVm)

I add some hemlock. The near death experience is to die for.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 27, 2018 06:20 PM (9BLnV)

344 335
Posted by: Ray Van Dune at May 27, 2018 06:15 PM (WDU9h)

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I add a few drops of curare to my martinis. People find the icy numbing sensation bracing.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 06:16 PM (qJtVm)

Delectably colonial.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 27, 2018 06:20 PM (0QYMt)

345 >>>What is your favorite super-simple-yet-amazingly-tasty recipe?



A mug of steamed milk with a packet of Stevia (you could use sugar if you wanted) and pure vanilla extract to taste.

Posted by: Vendette at May 27, 2018 06:21 PM (TfcwT)

346 I put crunchy peanut butter on french toast, along with a sprinkle of diced green olives.
Posted by: pogomip at May 27, 2018 06:12 PM (qmxp5)

Green olives?
Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2018 06:19 PM (/A+Cl)


Only if you don't have capers and anchovies handy.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 06:21 PM (fZuhk)

347 Anything eggs. Scrambled eggs, omelet with cheese & whatever. Season to taste.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2018 06:13 PM (/qEW2)


I love eggs with leftovers, especially Mexican food.

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2018 06:21 PM (/A+Cl)

348 Finishing off my grilled turkey/Gorgonzola sammiches here, boss

Posted by: Ben Had at May 27, 2018 06:21 PM (SuzHQ)

349 PRO TIP: Even if you use the mozzarella, finish it with crumbled bleu cheese.


Cultural appropriation. Caprese means in the style of the island of Capri. That style includes fresh mozarrella.

You can put bleu cheese on tomatoes, but call it Lyonaise or something.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 06:21 PM (fuK7c)

350
I add some hemlock. The near death experience is to die for.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 27, 2018 06:20 PM (9BLnV)

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Wait. NEAR death? Whut?

Posted by: Socrates at May 27, 2018 06:22 PM (CPfoe)

351 Simple meal: peanut butter and jelly sandwich. One knife, paper towel for a plate. If you're feeling fancy, break out the potato chips.

Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2018 06:22 PM (V+03K)

352 347 Anything eggs. Scrambled eggs, omelet with cheese & whatever. Season to taste.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2018 06:13 PM (/qEW2)

I love eggs with leftovers, especially Mexican food.

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2018 06:21 PM (/A+Cl)

Scrambled eggs are really good with some thin slices of smoked salmon on them.

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 06:23 PM (Enq6K)

353 Time to check on laundry.

Thanks for the fun chat!

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2018 06:23 PM (/A+Cl)

354 @112

Best food I ever had was at a restaurant in Mishawaka Indiana called the Corndance.

If you are ever out there make sure you order The Sword of John Adams.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 27, 2018 06:23 PM (UfMVm)

355 Crap, 911 calls about building collapses in Ellicott City, MD.

Posted by: Vendette at May 27, 2018 06:24 PM (TfcwT)

356 Vendette, that sounds soothing.

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2018 06:25 PM (/A+Cl)

357 >
Only if you don't have capers and anchovies handy.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 06:21 PM (fZuhk)




Et tu hogmartin?

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 27, 2018 06:25 PM (iXmy8)

358 Crap, 911 calls about building collapses in Ellicott City, MD.


Posted by: Vendette


Speaking of that, how come we never heard anymore about that Fla. bridge collapse ?

Posted by: JT at May 27, 2018 06:27 PM (RCSTP)

359 260 I always thought the powdered sugar was in addition to the maple syrup. Is that wrong?

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 05:51

I don't think it's wrong. While I'm a syrup only guy, my twin was a powdered sugar guy. Well one day we experimented and put both on french toast. Very sweet, but very doable.

Posted by: olddog in mo at May 27, 2018 06:27 PM (Dhht7)

360 Crap, 911 calls about building collapses in Ellicott City, MD.
Posted by: Vendette at May 27, 2018 06:24 PM (TfcwT)
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The photos on WTOP's website are terrifying. Eris and Serious Cat, stay safe! You're not there, are you Vendette?

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2018 06:27 PM (oMtOd)

361 Anyone ever watch Miss Fischer's Murder Mysteries?

The clothing is 1920's design and is fantastic.

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 06:27 PM (Enq6K)

362 In my batchelor military days, a bunch of us guys would have some young ladies over and mix up pitchers of martinis with jalapeños steeping in them. We never got lucky, but we didnt give a shit.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at May 27, 2018 06:28 PM (WDU9h)

363 Yikes! Ellicot City is that twee village we keep hearing about, right?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 06:28 PM (fuK7c)

364 Anyone ever watch Miss Fischer's Murder Mysteries?

The clothing is 1920's design and is fantastic.
Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 06:27 PM (Enq6K)

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Any tight corsets? I like tight corsets.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 06:29 PM (CPfoe)

365 No way I would give up my last name. It just trips off the tongue too nicely.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 06:09 PM (qJtVm)



Tintinabulation?
Septentrional?
Fridgidaire?
Solisombra?


Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2018 06:29 PM (2K6fY)

366 For horde members in Ellicott City: BE SAFE. AP has a photo of the main street that looks like a rushing river and the governor has suggested residents get to higher ground.

Our prayers have started for those effected.

Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2018 06:29 PM (V+03K)

367 Et tu hogmartin?
Posted by: Muad'dib at May 27, 2018 06:25 PM (iXmy


I'm just goofing. I don't take sides on french toast when there are so many other culinary war crimes to judge people for, like pineapple on pizza.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 06:29 PM (fZuhk)

368 Quick if I have the ingredients:

Leftover roast turkey or chicken, cubed
Al dente pasta with 1cup of pasta water
Low sodium canned Mushroom soup
Garlic powder and Soy sauce to taste
Sauteed, seasoned bread crumbs
Grated parm
Chopped parsely

Mix together, add to casserole dish, top with sauteed bread crumbs and parm. 350 for ~20min. Let cool. Add parsley.

Simple but with time:

2 - 3 lbs tri-tip
Kosher Salt and pepper
Crushed garlic
Mixed fresh herbs
French bread

Rub tri-tip with crushed garlic and season with kosher salt and pepper. Refridge for at least 1 hour and leave 20 min for resting at room temp before putting on the grill.

Heat up grill, clean, and oil down. Temp for 325 using cool/hot set up. Add wood for smoke. Spray tri-tip with water and add tri-tip to cool side when smoke is on. Cover grill.

Spray w/ H2O at 20min, flip, and add more bit wood if necessary. Cover grill. Flip again in 15.

Take temp of tri-tip at 75 min and 85 min. At 115 for rare, and 120 for medium, sear quickly on grill if you can get the hot side of the grill to super hot. Or sear quickly on the stovetop with oil.

Cover tri-tip with foil on a wire rack, and prep carving board with chopped herbs. Move to board on top of chopped herbs, carve, and serve on split french bread.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 27, 2018 06:29 PM (zfrbv)

369 Any tight corsets? I like tight corsets.


Do you need to loosen them to pee?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 06:29 PM (fuK7c)

370 369 Any tight corsets? I like tight corsets.


Do you need to loosen them to pee?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 06:29 PM (fuK7c)


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You losers are sick.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 06:30 PM (CPfoe)

371 Vendette, that sounds soothing.


Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2018 06:25 PM (/A+Cl)

Some
places around there have received over 10 inches of rain so far this
afternoon, and the ground was already saturated. Ellicott City got
smacked with flooding in 2016.


The photos on WTOP's website are terrifying. Eris and Serious Cat, stay safe! You're not there, are you Vendette?


Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2018 06:27 PM (oMtOd)


Nope, I'm in NoVa.

Posted by: Vendette at May 27, 2018 06:30 PM (TfcwT)

372 Wait. NEAR death? Whut?
Posted by: Socrates at May 27, 2018 06:22 PM (CPfoe)

My idiot disciples would ask me "Socrates, what is life", "Socrates, what is the best way to live", "Socrates, wait is right and good", but not a damn one of them told me "Socrates, hemlock is poisonous!" Useless undergraduates.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 27, 2018 06:31 PM (9BLnV)

373 Batali and Gwynnie Paltrow's cooking show on PBS about made me give up eating. I only watched a few minutes and swore off PBS, again. I had already sworn off Food Network and their celebrity and faux-celebrity chefs who fake people out about cooking. Ina Garten was the only one worth watching and I got tired of her fawning friends and love-birdy shows with Jeffrey. Don't they ever fight?

Posted by: Susanamantha at May 27, 2018 06:31 PM (aeqTc)

374 Here is a link to see pictures of the current flooding situation in Ellicott City, MD. Link goes to our local radio news station.

https://tinyurl.com/y7ya5ckc

Very scary situation there right now. I hope everyone is safe.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2018 06:32 PM (oMtOd)

375 363 Yikes! Ellicot City is that twee village we keep hearing about, right?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 06:28 PM (fuK7c)
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Yes!

Bad things shouldn't have to happen to pretty places.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 06:32 PM (qJtVm)

376 Nope, I'm in NoVa.
Posted by: Vendette at May 27, 2018 06:30 PM (TfcwT)
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Okay good, that's what I thought.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2018 06:33 PM (oMtOd)

377 Damn. Saw those Ellicott City flood pics. Thats just north of DC. Just a little bit of rain here, no flooding that I noticed.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 27, 2018 06:33 PM (pY+s4)

378 Whoa, ok, that's actual serious cars-floating-away flooding. I had no idea it went that bad this fast.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 06:33 PM (fZuhk)

379 What is your favorite super-simple-yet-amazingly-tasty recipe?

Chili dog.

Posted by: olddog in mo at May 27, 2018 06:33 PM (Dhht7)

380 Emmie: makes 'em buttery.
Crispy, not so much. For that you have to fry 'em the old-fashioned way in a skillet.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 06:34 PM (eMKNe)

381 The clothing is 1920's design and is fantastic.
Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 06:27 PM (Enq6K)

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Visually very pretty and costumes should win awards. Mundane to dull mysteries and focused on social stuff. Another one I have been seeing recently is a Canadian turn of last century, forget the name, but a doe-eyed intelligent young man adoring with his doe-eyed longing some female (!) forensic doctor. Pretty at first, but dull.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2018 06:34 PM (MIKMs)

382
Very scary situation there right now. I hope everyone is safe.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2018 06:32 PM (oMtOd)

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If a guy shows up in a boat, get in.

Posted by: St. Peter of the Perpetual Joke-Mongering at May 27, 2018 06:34 PM (CPfoe)

383 Gwyneth has a cooking show? WTF? I thought she was only selling sex, vulva, and vagina snake oil?

Posted by: Pickles at May 27, 2018 06:35 PM (H4GNL)

384 313---......Living in a Hispanic area, the idea of losing your maternal side identity is incomprehensible.....
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Um, no. In traditional Spanish nomenclature you drop the matrinomial at marriage anyway, keep the patrinomial (as a sort of middle name) and add the husband's surname, sometimes preceded by "de."

Your kids get your maiden name after the patrinomial --- but that is your FATHER's name.

Single: Maria Sanchez Garcia.
Christian name, patrinomial, matrinomial.

Married: Maria Sanchez (de) Rivera.
Christian, patrinomial, marital.

Brat name: Geronimo Rivera Sanchez.

In both Spanish and Anglo custom, the question is WHICH man's name your going to use, daddy's or husband's.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 27, 2018 06:36 PM (0jtPF)

385 Miss Fischers own personal design helps the clothing quite a bit!!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at May 27, 2018 06:37 PM (WDU9h)

386 282 Question for the Horde: What is your favorite super-simple-yet-amazingly-tasty recipe?
Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2018 05:56 PM (/A+Cl)

If you are still around...the roast chicken I made for dinner tonight (along with the salmon) was absolutely divine.

Sadly, it requires organic chicken. Because it really is better, and roasts better-much like the French capons. Take skin on, bone in pieces, rub with olive oil. Sprinkle on a mixture of garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper, and let sit at room temperature for about an hour. Heat oven to 400, place chicken on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, or in the glass pyrex dish you possibly used for the marinating, and roast covered for about 30 minutes. Remove foil, baste with some of the oil/juices in the pan, and cook uncovered for another 25-30 minutes. It's really, really good. Leftovers are good alone, or removed from the bone and used in soup, chicken salad, or a nice little peanut noodle dish I found.

Posted by: moki at May 27, 2018 06:37 PM (V+V48)

387 Another one I have been seeing recently is a Canadian turn of last century, forget the name, but a doe-eyed intelligent young man adoring with his doe-eyed longing some female (!) forensic doctor. Pretty at first, but dull.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2018 06:34 PM (MIKMs)
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Murdoch Mysteries. I liked them at first, but in the later seasons they went rather SJW, which is totally ridiculous for that time period. Also, I want Murdoch's eyelashes. Thank you.

Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2018 06:37 PM (oMtOd)

388 Your kids get your maiden name after the patrinomial --- but that is your FATHER's name.

Single: Maria Sanchez Garcia.
Christian name, patrinomial, matrinomial.

Married: Maria Sanchez (de) Rivera.
Christian, patrinomial, marital.

Brat name: Geronimo Rivera Sanchez.

What happened to Garcia ?

Posted by: JT at May 27, 2018 06:38 PM (RCSTP)

389 With the way you guys carry on about syrup on French toast, I'm just glad no one brought up coleslaw on hot dogs.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 27, 2018 06:39 PM (5xXEh)

390 Visually very pretty and costumes should win awards. Mundane to dull mysteries and focused on social stuff. Another one I have been seeing recently is a Canadian turn of last century, forget the name, but a doe-eyed intelligent young man adoring with his doe-eyed longing some female (!) forensic doctor. Pretty at first, but dull.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2018 06:34 PM (MIKMs)

Murdoch Mysteries?

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 06:39 PM (Enq6K)

391 We used to gig eels in Mill Creek, Bucks County PA. My mom would fry them for breakfast the next morning. One time she thawed out a pack of eel that had been in the freezer for a year. The segments began to wiggle. True story.

Posted by: Jake from State Farm at May 27, 2018 06:40 PM (Jj+59)

392 I'm just glad no one brought up coleslaw on hot dogs.


Is that a thing? I could see that being a thing.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 06:40 PM (fuK7c)

393 389 With the way you guys carry on about syrup on French toast, I'm just glad no one brought up coleslaw on hot dogs.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 27, 2018 06:39 PM (5xXEh)

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What are you, Mormon?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 06:40 PM (CPfoe)

394 What happened to Garcia ?
Posted by: JT at May 27, 2018 06:38 PM (RCSTP)


You got a message for him or something?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 06:41 PM (fZuhk)

395 If a guy shows up in a boat, get in.

Don't pay the ferryman
Don't even fix a price
Don't pat the ferryman
Until he gets you to other side

Posted by: Chris DeBurgh at May 27, 2018 06:41 PM (IcT7t)

396 Is that a thing? I could see that being a thing.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 06:40 PM (fuK7c)

....


It's a thing.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 27, 2018 06:41 PM (5xXEh)

397 394 heh

Posted by: Quint at May 27, 2018 06:41 PM (n13/j)

398 With the way you guys carry on about syrup on French toast, I'm just glad no one brought up coleslaw on hot dogs.

Or coleslaw on French Toast.

Posted by: JT at May 27, 2018 06:41 PM (RCSTP)

399 I'm just glad no one brought up coleslaw on hot dogs.

Is that a thing? I could see that being a thing.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 06:40 PM (fuK7c)


People who think it could be a thing don't know how to food.

Let us now fight about it.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 06:42 PM (fZuhk)

400 Or coleslaw on French Toast.
Posted by: JT


Hey wait a sec!!!!!!

Posted by: Guy Fieri at May 27, 2018 06:42 PM (eMKNe)

401 They do put cole slaw on hamburgers

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 06:43 PM (aC6Sd)

402 What happened to Garcia ?
Posted by: JT at May 27, 2018 06:38 PM (RCSTP)

You got a message for him or something?

Posted by: hogmartin


Ask him if he's seen Insomniac.

Posted by: JT at May 27, 2018 06:43 PM (RCSTP)

403 What happened to Garcia ?
Posted by: JT at May 27, 2018 06:38 PM (RCSTP)


He lost his head.

Posted by: Sam Peckinpah at May 27, 2018 06:44 PM (eMKNe)

404 >>What happened to Garcia ?

He died. Too much acid and cheeseburgers. It's still too soon to talk about.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 06:44 PM (/tuJf)

405 Bring me the head cheese of Alfredo Garcia.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 06:44 PM (CPfoe)

406 388---
What happened to Garcia ?
Posted by: JT at May 27, 2018 06:38 PM (RCSTP)
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That's just it.
It gets dropped when you get married.
You don't keep your mother's name ---which is really your maternal grandfather's name, BTW --- for long.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 27, 2018 06:45 PM (0jtPF)

407 People who think it could be a thing don't know how to food.

Let us now fight about it.



Take it up with Bitter Clinger.

I only learned last year that cole slaw on barbeque is a thing.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 06:45 PM (fuK7c)

408 Looking forward to getting to Fapplebee's this week. I've fallen in love with the wonton tacos.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 06:45 PM (eMKNe)

409 Coleslaw should already be piled on the pulled pork sandwich prior to top-bunning it, never as a side item.

That much, at least, is a forgone conclusion with consensus.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 27, 2018 06:45 PM (5xXEh)

410 coleslaw on pulled pork bbq sandwich is a good thing. I used to think no, but was incorrect. of course the hard part is getting good pulled pork bbq.

Posted by: Quint at May 27, 2018 06:45 PM (n13/j)

411 You got a message for him or something?
Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 06:41 PM (fZuhk)


You know that song? My husband's band recorded it. It's very silly.

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2018 06:45 PM (/A+Cl)

412 392 I'm just glad no one brought up coleslaw on hot dogs.


Is that a thing? I could see that being a thing.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 06:40 PM (fuK7c)

Slawdogs are fantastic. So are chili slaw dogs.

Posted by: Pickles at May 27, 2018 06:45 PM (H4GNL)

413 I only learned last year that cole slaw on barbeque is a thing.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 06:45 PM (fuK7c)

I love coleslaw on a pulled pork bbq sammich.

Yum!

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 06:46 PM (Enq6K)

414 In both Spanish and Anglo custom, the question is WHICH man's name your going to use, daddy's or husband's.

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Scandi custom is patronymic with 'dottir'. Mexican families in my own neighborhood, pick and choose, and change, with regularity. For anglos, cost (resending degree information with certified copies of marriage certificate and change of social security name), status (because you are born again in a new name), and stupid bureaucracy is enough to say 'no mas'.

Married daughters, who just use maiden name for work and married name socially (kids have father's name) which they decided to do with joint accounts for some things, rather than go full change.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2018 06:46 PM (MIKMs)

415 great minds i guess

Posted by: Quint at May 27, 2018 06:46 PM (n13/j)

416 What happened to Garcia ?
Posted by: JT at May 27, 2018 06:38 PM (RCSTP)

You got a message for him or something?

Posted by: hogmartin

Well, no, I was following the progression of the names and I expected Garcia to be one of the new last names and instead, he got booted out of the lineup.

Posted by: JT at May 27, 2018 06:46 PM (RCSTP)

417 Chili SLAW dogs??????

Do I dare dream of it???

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 06:46 PM (eMKNe)

418 You know that song? My husband's band recorded it. It's very silly.

Posted by: Emmie at May 27, 2018 06:45 PM (/A+Cl)

it's a story, much read in the military.

Posted by: Quint at May 27, 2018 06:47 PM (n13/j)

419 408 Looking forward to getting to Fapplebee's this week. I've fallen in love with the wonton tacos.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 06:45 PM (eMKNe)

Tell Chemjeff we all say....actually, no, don't tell him what we all say.

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 06:47 PM (Enq6K)

420 What happened to Garcia ?
Posted by: JT at May 27, 2018 06:38 PM (RCSTP)

You got a message for him or something?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKzF6TgiIKU

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 27, 2018 06:47 PM (eMKNe)

421 I'm just glad no one brought up coleslaw on hot dogs.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 27, 2018 06:39

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Let me think about that.... Vinegar or mayo based?

Posted by: olddog in mo at May 27, 2018 06:47 PM (Dhht7)

422 Take it up with Bitter Clinger.

I only learned last year that cole slaw on barbeque is a thing.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 06:45 PM (fuK7c)


HEY

BITTER CLINGER

YOUR TEAM? WITH THE BASEBALLS?

THEY ARE BAD AT THINGS AND I DO NOT CARE FOR THEM

*adjusts smoking jacket*
*blows bubbles from plastic pipe*

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 06:48 PM (fZuhk)

423 Mr. L and I just got back from the Indianapolis 500. 91 degrees in the stands. A wonderful race. Home. Relaxing with gin and tonics (Bombay, fevertree) Hot dogs on the grill for dinner. If you have never been to the 500, I would recommend it it. America at its finest. A huge party with 300-400 thousand friends. America!

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at May 27, 2018 06:49 PM (g32Cf)

424 I can't confirm the exact borders of the chili-slaw dog region as it were, but I can confirm a substantial portion of the southeast are contained there-in.

I've no idea about the Midwest, but I've been told they put cinnamon and allspice in the chili there, so it's likely they have no culinary abilities.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 27, 2018 06:50 PM (5xXEh)

425 You know that song? My husband's band recorded it. It's very silly.

I thought it was "Take a Letter Maria"

Posted by: JT at May 27, 2018 06:50 PM (RCSTP)

426 Hot dogs on the grill for dinner. If you have never been to the 500, I would recommend it it. America at its finest. A huge party with 300-400 thousand friends. America!
Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at May 27, 2018 06:49 PM (g32Cf)

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It sounds...yucky.

Posted by: Rear Adm. Bill Kristol at May 27, 2018 06:50 PM (CPfoe)

427 *taps chin and ponders*

Okay, Project A-kon has three Japanese voice actors this year. One I have gotten an autograph from already.

As a rough calculation it will cost me almost $500 for a plane and airport parking, DART/ITC fares, and paying for a con badge.

Should I even bother?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 06:50 PM (JaA49)

428 Anyone ever watch Miss Fischer's Murder Mysteries?

The clothing is 1920's design and is fantastic.

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 06:27 PM (Enq6K)



Yes, is usually has good who done it's, but unfortunately at times it can veer into some lefty politics or preachiness. Essie Davis is quite lovely

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2018 06:51 PM (SiINZ)

429 Let me think about that.... Vinegar or mayo based?
Posted by: olddog in mo at May 27, 2018 06:47 PM (Dhht7)


....

What if I told you Miracle Whip?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 27, 2018 06:51 PM (5xXEh)

430 363 Yikes! Ellicot City is that twee village we keep hearing about, right?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 06:28 PM (fuK7c)


Guns 'n' Roses did a song about it, right?

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at May 27, 2018 06:51 PM (di1hb)

431 As a rough calculation it will cost me almost $500 for a plane and airport parking, DART/ITC fares, and paying for a con badge.

Should I even bother?
Posted by: Anna Puma


Just save up for SDCC instead.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 27, 2018 06:51 PM (zfrbv)

432 HEY

BITTER CLINGER

YOUR TEAM? WITH THE BASEBALLS?

THEY ARE BAD AT THINGS AND I DO NOT CARE FOR THEM

*adjusts smoking jacket*
*blows bubbles from plastic pipe*
Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 06:48 PM (fZuhk)

.....

Do not speak ill of our beloved Braves.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 27, 2018 06:52 PM (5xXEh)

433 Frak SDCC... A-kon gets on my nerve with only about 30,000 attendees.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 06:52 PM (JaA49)

434 nood - guns!

Posted by: Gref at May 27, 2018 06:53 PM (AMIL/)

435 ANTI-IMMIGRATION PROTESTER JAILED IN LONDON
JUDGE ORDERS PRESS BLACKOUT
ROBINSON SILENCED

U.K. right-wing activist and journalist Tommy Robinson was arrested and reportedly jailed Friday after he filmed members of an alleged child grooming gang entering a court for trial -- but the details of his purported sentence remain murky after the judge ordered the press not to report on the case.

What the Fuck is going on the UK.
Secure those NUKES right away

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 06:53 PM (SjImc)

436 Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 06:50 PM (JaA49)

I know it's way past the OT threshold but your "hello, what's going on here" posts are always hilarious non-sequiturs. It's like four hundred posts of the natural progression of conversation and then Anna Puma rips the cosmic needle off the record of the thread.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 06:53 PM (fZuhk)

437 You don't keep your mother's name ---which is really your maternal grandfather's name, BTW --- for long.

Whew.

Posted by: JT at May 27, 2018 06:53 PM (RCSTP)

438 Someone downthread was talking up single-blend scotches. Someone gave me coupla bottles of high-end stuff a couple of months ago for my retirement. I realized what makes these peat-heavy scotches so special--they taste like kerosene! Once I got past the initial prejudices, etc, damned if I wasn't all aglow.

Posted by: Caliban at May 27, 2018 06:54 PM (QE8X6)

439 Should I even bother?


Is A-kon still what it used to be?

Not that I know what it used to be, but I used to go to Wizard World cons with my boys. In the beginning it was intimate and you could talk to David Mack in Artist's Alley and Jim Lee would hold a small session on how to draw covers.

Last time we went we didn't get into the Firefly forum because we were more than 3,000 back in line. It morphed from geekdom to fandom and the fandom got stupid.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 06:54 PM (fuK7c)

440 I've no idea about the Midwest, but I've been told they put cinnamon and allspice in the chili there, so it's likely they have no culinary abilities.

That's Ohio, I believe. Not really Midwest. More like Mid-east. That sh*t doesn't happen in true Midwest.

Posted by: olddog in mo at May 27, 2018 06:54 PM (Dhht7)

441 I've no idea about the Midwest, but I've been told they put cinnamon and allspice in the chili there, so it's likely they have no culinary abilities.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 27, 2018 06:50 PM (5xXEh)


That's just Cincinnati, I think. In the upper midwest it's just as awful, but for different reasons.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 06:55 PM (fZuhk)

442 Yes, is usually has good who done it's, but unfortunately at times it can veer into some lefty politics or preachiness. Essie Davis is quite lovely

Is she related to Ossie Davis ?

Posted by: JT at May 27, 2018 06:55 PM (RCSTP)

443 Very scary situation there right now. I hope everyone is safe.





Posted by: bluebell at May 27, 2018 06:32 PM (oMtOd)

Brother and family in Columbia. All good.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Purify Your Politics with Cleansing Fire! AtC Brand Flammenwerfers now at The Outrage Ou at May 27, 2018 06:57 PM (0QYMt)

444 438 Someone downthread was talking up single-blend scotches. Someone gave me coupla bottles of high-end stuff a couple of months ago for my retirement. I realized what makes these peat-heavy scotches so special--they taste like kerosene! Once I got past the initial prejudices, etc, damned if I wasn't all aglow.
Posted by: Caliban at May 27, 2018 06:54 PM (QE8X6)


....

Not familiar with that term.

Single Malt or Blended?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 27, 2018 06:58 PM (5xXEh)

445 A-kon is a victim of its success at being the longest running anime themed con. When it takes a whole convention center to host a con that is now four days in length, it's no longer the cozy con where one could sit around and chew the fat into the wee hours of the morning with the likes of Neil Nadelman or Steve Bennett.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 06:58 PM (JaA49)

446 What if I told you Miracle Whip? Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 27, 2018 06:51 PM (5xXEh)
=====

LOL. You either grew up with MW or mayo. When I hear 'foodies' talking about adding vinegar or lemon juice to mayo, I just laugh.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2018 06:59 PM (MIKMs)

447 Yes, is usually has good who done it's, but unfortunately at times it can veer into some lefty politics or preachiness. Essie Davis is quite lovely

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2018 06:51 PM (SiINZ)

Yeah, gay's and "illegal abortion" tend to crop up at the strangest times.

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 06:59 PM (Enq6K)

448 Not familiar with that term.

Single Malt or Blended?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 27, 2018 06:58 PM (5xXEh)

Oh, hell. What do I know?

Posted by: Caliban at May 27, 2018 06:59 PM (QE8X6)

449 393 389 With the way you guys carry on about syrup on French toast, I'm just glad no one brought up coleslaw on hot dogs.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 27, 2018 06:39 PM (5xXEh)

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What are you, Mormon?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)



Primanti's in Pittsburgh puts coleslaw on hot dogs and any other sandwich you want. Plus, fries, tomatos, peppers, pickles, cheese, etc. A veritable smorgasbord on a sandwich. They are wonderful!

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 27, 2018 06:59 PM (pY+s4)

450 "....kids have father's name...."
mustbequantum at May 27, 2018 06:46 PM (MIKMs)
-------------------------
Why?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 27, 2018 06:59 PM (0jtPF)

451 , it's no longer the cozy con where one could sit around and chew the fat into the wee hours of the morning with the likes of Neil Nadelman or Steve Bennett.


Right. Sounds like what happened to Wizard World.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 07:00 PM (fuK7c)

452
Is A-kon still what it used to be?

Not that I know what it used to be, but I used to go to Wizard World cons with my boys. In the beginning it was intimate and you could talk to David Mack in Artist's Alley and Jim Lee would hold a small session on how to draw covers.

Last time we went we didn't get into the Firefly forum because we were more than 3,000 back in line. It morphed from geekdom to fandom and the fandom got stupid.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 27, 2018 06:54 PM (fuK7c)

Wizard World cons are awful anymore. I go to smaller cons, the only big one worth visiting is Baltimore Comic Con

Posted by: josephistan at May 27, 2018 07:00 PM (ANIFC)

453 (35 Designed by folks who should not have been allowed to design it. Blame management operates best in the dark. Like mushrooms.

Posted by: ro-man at May 27, 2018 07:01 PM (RuIsu)

454 What if I told you Miracle Whip?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 27, 2018 06:51

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Is there anything else? That's what I grew up on. I do have some "real mayo" in the frig but I just use that instead of butter for grilling grilled cheese sandwiches.

Posted by: olddog in mo at May 27, 2018 07:03 PM (Dhht7)

455 Why? Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 27, 2018 06:59 PM (0jtPF)
=====

Convention. Don't want kids to suffer for parents' decisions. Although in this age of divorce, who knows.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2018 07:03 PM (MIKMs)

456 Oh, hell. What do I know?
Posted by: Caliban at May 27, 2018 06:59 PM (QE8X6)

...

It's all good.

There are some single malts that definitely have that kerosene finish.

Laphroaig, specifically, comes to mind. It combines all the smokiness of licking a used ashtray with a delightful diesel fuel finish.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 27, 2018 07:03 PM (5xXEh)

457 > In the upper midwest it's just as awful, but for different reasons.
Posted by: hogmartin

Ya. Cream of mushroom soup.

Posted by: pogomip at May 27, 2018 07:04 PM (qmxp5)

458 I like French toast with maple syrup. (ducks)

Posted by: Corona at May 27, 2018 07:09 PM (MceDl)

459 hogmartin, lol... I aim to misbehave nyah!

But I wouldn't even be looking at this but my schedule has updated at work. And suddenly I have Saturday and Sunday of A-kon off. And don't have to be back at work on Monday until 1pm.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 07:09 PM (JaA49)

460 "Anyone ever watch Miss Fischer's Murder Mysteries?

The clothing is 1920's design and is fantastic.

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 06:27 PM (Enq6K) "

I have watched them all. Just great. I am pissed that they stopped making them.

Posted by: JAS at May 27, 2018 07:10 PM (ii30j)

461 I have watched them all. Just great. I am pissed that they stopped making them.

Posted by: JAS at May 27, 2018 07:10 PM (ii30j)




They're making a movie of it. Due out later this year I think

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2018 07:11 PM (SiINZ)

462 461 I have watched them all. Just great. I am pissed that they stopped making them.

Posted by: JAS at May 27, 2018 07:10 PM (ii30j)




They're making a movie of it. Due out later this year I think

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2018 07:11 PM (SiINZ)

Oh really!? Hope they keep 'Miss Fischer's' costume designer.

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 07:14 PM (Enq6K)

463 There are some single malts that definitely have that kerosene finish.



Laphroaig, specifically, comes to mind. It combines all the
smokiness of licking a used ashtray with a delightful diesel fuel
finish.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 27, 2018 07:03 PM (5xXEh)
and band aid. not used, but fresh. But in a good way.

Posted by: Quint at May 27, 2018 07:14 PM (n13/j)

464 Murdoch Mysteries -- that's the one! Thank you all. (Still think it is dull.)

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2018 07:15 PM (MIKMs)

465 Essie Davis is from, get this, Tazmania.

Posted by: JAS at May 27, 2018 07:17 PM (ii30j)

466 "Think of Entomilk as a sustainable, nature-friendly, nutritious, lactose free, delicious, guilt-free dairy alternative of the future," South African company Gourmet Grubb writes.

https://gourmetgrubb.com

Bug juice. Cockroach dairy.

Posted by: pogomip at May 27, 2018 07:17 PM (qmxp5)

467 Wait a minute did we not just mark the passing of a cockroach with a funeral? So how can we eek any sustenance of existence from such a creature then in good conscience?


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 07:23 PM (JaA49)

468 Anna, these are special bugs.

"...The Pacific Beetle cockroach of Hawaii possesses nutrient-filled milk crystals, which they use to feed their young. "A single crystal is estimated to contain more than three times the energy of an equivalent mass of dairy milk," the report stated.

The study published in the Journal of the International Union of Crystallography also found that the milk-like superfood was full of amino acids and sugar-coated proteins, which makes this a natural gold mine for humans..."

Yum.

Posted by: pogomip at May 27, 2018 07:32 PM (qmxp5)

469 More cake wrecks. I can't get the actual link for this entry but just go to cakewrecks.com and in the search on the right side put in nightmare on elmo street. It's hilarious /scary Sesame street cake wrecks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 07:33 PM (vw6r3)

470 466 Bug juice. Cockroach dairy.
Posted by: pogomip at May 27, 2018 07:17 PM (qmxp5)


Might have to update Norm MacDonald's "worst occupation ever" to assistant cockroach milker.

Posted by: Splunge at May 27, 2018 07:36 PM (Vb4BV)

471 Batali, balls, a blue skirt and semen---what could go wrong?

Something's cooking in the kitchen. Let's hope the young lady did not wind up with a bun in the oven as a result of this encounter with her boss.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at May 27, 2018 07:49 PM (Sda6L)

472 I hear they're issuing line tickets to get an application for an audience with the chick who won't change her name when she gets married.
Website kept crashin'.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 27, 2018 08:13 PM (RuIsu)

473 432
HEY



BITTER CLINGER



YOUR TEAM? WITH THE BASEBALLS?



THEY ARE BAD AT THINGS AND I DO NOT CARE FOR THEM



*adjusts smoking jacket*

*blows bubbles from plastic pipe*

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 06:48 PM (fZuhk)



.....



Do not speak ill of our beloved Braves.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 27, 2018 06:52 PM (5xXEh)

And please burn a candle and pray for Acuna.

Posted by: red clay at May 27, 2018 09:49 PM (nVN5G)

A Sunday Nooner....


******



******

Well, here's an idea that should resonate with The Horde!
Resolved: The Government Should Cut Off All Funding to Colleges and Universities
******

I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it's possible.
-- Milton Friedman

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1 Amen to Milton, and happy Memorial Day.

Posted by: Caliban at May 27, 2018 11:54 AM (QE8X6)

2 Guess everybody's at the parade.

Posted by: Caliban at May 27, 2018 11:55 AM (QE8X6)

3 2nd and I even watched the video.

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 11:55 AM (Enq6K)

4 Ok, 3rd...sue me.

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 11:55 AM (Enq6K)

5 Tami, thank God! I was getting lonely.

Posted by: Caliban at May 27, 2018 11:57 AM (QE8X6)

6 I love all of this patriotism I've seen lately. MAGA

Posted by: CMU VET at May 27, 2018 11:58 AM (C+wjz)

7 Yeah...it's roooooomy in here. We can each have our own couch Caliban!

Posted by: Tami at May 27, 2018 11:58 AM (Enq6K)

8 I love all of this patriotism I've seen lately. MAGA


Amen !

Posted by: JT at May 27, 2018 11:59 AM (RCSTP)

9 What the heck is that video about?

Posted by: Caliban at May 27, 2018 12:00 PM (QE8X6)

10 Happy-ish Sunday Morning, all y'all ...

Posted by: Adriane the It's Never Easy Like Sunday Morning Critic ... at May 27, 2018 12:00 PM (AoK0a)

11 This place needs an ottoman. I nominate Mehmed II.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 12:01 PM (CPfoe)

12 I love all of this patriotism I've seen lately. MAGA
Posted by: CMU VET

I freely admit I was less patriotic during the Dogeater reign of terror. I thought, "how can I be politically yoked to people with whom I share very few basic values". Please go read the Schlichter article on the side bar.

I'm better now, thank you, but maybe only because my tribe is transcendent at the moment.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 27, 2018 12:03 PM (+Tibp)

13 Coffee and the Indy 500. Sunday morning in a Memorial Day weekend is good in America.

Posted by: Fritz at May 27, 2018 12:03 PM (J7XgW)

14 My father and four of my uncles were in WWII. They all survived. Two were in support positions, but two were in the Pacific theater and saw stuff they didn't want to talk about.

Posted by: Caliban at May 27, 2018 12:04 PM (QE8X6)

15 By creating a near unlimited supply of money for tuition, the market forces that should squash the degrees that aren't worth it have been distorted immensely. I'm not sure it can be reined in, and it might need to be blown up and replaced with something that's rational.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at May 27, 2018 12:04 PM (jp0Bv)

16 I have lived in Indiana my whole life and have never seen the 500 race. I went to the parade one time. Meh.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 27, 2018 12:06 PM (myjNJ)

17 Rewatching a John Ford propaganda piece on TCM called December 7. Wow. He's more manipulative than Spielberg. But very thought provoking.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 27, 2018 12:06 PM (+Tibp)

18 Colorado has the best tax law in the nation, the Taxpayer Bill Of Rights. Of course the progressives and the elites hate it with a veiny rageboner.

If Denver wants to raise taxes on the rest of us, they have to ask us nicely and put it on the ballot.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 12:07 PM (PqlHO)

19 "My daughter is looking for a summer job. She's a millennial so she's hoping to find part-time work as a CEO."


Has she tried the FBI? I hear they're looking for a new Director.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 27, 2018 12:08 PM (9BLnV)

20 If Denver wants to raise taxes on the rest of us, they have to ask us nicely and put it on the ballot.

-------

They should adopt the Nevada model and just keep raising taxes on the tourists.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 12:09 PM (CPfoe)

21 I freely admit I was less patriotic during the Dogeater reign of terror.

I got to the point of wondering if George III wasn't all that crazy after all. But then I'm English(-ish).

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 12:09 PM (PqlHO)

22 15 By creating a near unlimited supply of money for tuition, the market forces that should squash the degrees that aren't worth it have been distorted immensely. I'm not sure it can be reined in, and it might need to be blown up and replaced with something that's rational.
Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at May 27, 2018 12:04 PM (jp0Bv)

An unintended consequence is that the "universities" have become trade schools. They're not about education for its own sake anymore; they're about getting good jobs. All their prattling at this time of year about how noble they are is just a load of hooey. They're diploma mills.

Posted by: Caliban at May 27, 2018 12:09 PM (QE8X6)

23 By creating a near unlimited supply of money for tuition, the market forces that should squash the degrees that aren't worth it have been distorted immensely. I'm not sure it can be reined in, and it might need to be blown up and replaced with something that's rational.
Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at May 27, 2018 12:04 PM (jp0Bv)


That, and Griggs v. Duke Power ("disparate impact"), which in effect made it difficult for companies to use tests, and they therefore switched a college degree as a screening device instead of a qualification. That resulted in the proliferation of worthless "degrees" to get around the college degree as a screening device.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 12:09 PM (YqDXo)

24 Walking the dogs I noticed that there are many yard signs for the upcoming primary.

This is solid red Oklahoma. If you see a sign that does NOT say Democrat or Republican, it is a Democrats. Republicans say they are Republican, Democrats just don't say.

In Oklahoma, at least, the Democrat brand is toxic.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 27, 2018 12:10 PM (+Tibp)

25 That tweet, brilliantly pithy. I tip my hat to the author.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 27, 2018 12:10 PM (WEBkv)

26 My British relatives didn't die in those wars but I do suspect the shit they witnessed drove some of them to the alcoholism that killed them. My uncle in Belfast especially.

Fuck you Provisional IRA, just fuck you hard. You had a legitimate civil-rights grievance and you ruined it by getting all bomby.

/sorry, rant.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 12:12 PM (PqlHO)

27 This is solid red Oklahoma. If you see a sign that does NOT say Democrat or Republican, it is a Democrats. Republicans say they are Republican, Democrats just don't say.

In Oklahoma, at least, the Democrat brand is toxic.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 27, 2018 12:10 PM (+Tibp)


Here in CA, with its despicable "jungle primary," young Villaragosia (sp? I don't care) has pulled an especially underhanded trick. He's sending out campaign literature that invites the conclusion it is from the weaker of the Republican candidates for governor, so as to split the Republican vote and allow Villaragosia to get in to run against Newsome.

The only indication of the origin of the mailing is in small print on the back, where Villaragosia and a couple of Communist-infested unions (e.g., SEIU) are cited.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 12:14 PM (YqDXo)

28 In Oklahoma, at least, the Democrat brand is toxic.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 27, 2018 12:10 PM (+Tibp)

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Higher taxes, gun seizure, unlimited illegal immigration, contempt for America, pro-felon, adult men in women's bathrooms, energy dependency, MS-13 love. What's not to like?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 12:14 PM (CPfoe)

29 bth, yep, TABOR. Denver is trying hard to kill it.

Posted by: Infidel at May 27, 2018 12:15 PM (LBSeG)

30 Fuck you Provisional IRA, just fuck you hard. You had a legitimate civil-rights grievance and you ruined it by getting all bomby.

/sorry, rant.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 12:12 PM (PqlHO)


Provisional IRA = Marxist underground.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 12:15 PM (YqDXo)

31 Higher taxes, gun seizure, unlimited illegal immigration, contempt for America, pro-felon, adult men in women's bathrooms, energy dependency, MS-13 love. What's not to like?

I know, right? We just offload the bad effects on you plebes.

Posted by: Boulder County at May 27, 2018 12:16 PM (PqlHO)

32 Higher taxes, gun seizure, unlimited illegal immigration, contempt for America, pro-felon, adult men in women's bathrooms, energy dependency, MS-13 love. What's not to like?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

Don't forget the reparations!

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 27, 2018 12:16 PM (+Tibp)

33 An unintended consequence is that the "universities" have become trade schools. They're not about education for its own sake anymore; they're about getting good jobs.
Posted by: Caliban at May 27, 2018 12:09 PM (QE8X6)


Forty years ago, when the tumor was just getting started, Angela Davis talked about established Grievance Studies departments as a sinecure for training future generations of Communist agitators. She said it in almost that many words.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 12:17 PM (YqDXo)

34 >>>I have lived in Indiana my whole life and have never seen the 500 race. I went to the parade one time. Meh.<<<
The sun is shining and life is good.

Posted by: Fritz at May 27, 2018 12:17 PM (J7XgW)

35 32 Higher taxes, gun seizure, unlimited illegal immigration, contempt for America, pro-felon, adult men in women's bathrooms, energy dependency, MS-13 love. What's not to like?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

Don't forget the reparations!
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 27, 2018 12:16 PM (+Tibp)


And more legal immigration - of Muslim future terrorists.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 12:19 PM (YqDXo)

36 #15. Market for student loans has a ceiling of available students who then push ceiling down to what is actually borrowed. The real problem is that government used to provide higher education at a highly subsidized amount has shifted the costs onto the capital markets. Now government is free to waste that cash on illegals, trains to nowhere etc.

Posted by: torabora at May 27, 2018 12:21 PM (xQV2F)

37 Angela Davis talked about established Grievance
Studies departments as a sinecure for training future generations of
Communist agitators.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 12:17 PM (YqDXo)

She learned her lessons well.

As much as I despise her, she played the game far better than her detractors.

I still look forward to pissing on her grave though....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 27, 2018 12:23 PM (wYseH)

38 Tough to say that universities have become trade schools. What can you do with a degree in say Queer Studies?

OTOH they have become nursery schools for folks in their late teens and early 20s who refuse to grow up.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at May 27, 2018 12:25 PM (Sda6L)

39 Im working w millenials, some are impressive in their dedication to their work. My former boss was in his 30s dont know if that makes him a millennial. He had a strong work ethic but was polluted by lefty indoctrination he endured during school years.

I think millenials are increasingly upset by the Uniparty. They may not vote GOP , but they no longer are a sure vote for the donks

Posted by: Kallisto at May 27, 2018 12:25 PM (/VB9J)

40 If Trump goes to Korea, he better take Present Obama with him to make this work !!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at May 27, 2018 12:25 PM (qM84C)

41 Forty years ago, when the tumor was just getting started, Angela Davis talked about established Grievance Studies departments as a sinecure for training future generations of Communist agitators. She said it in almost that many words.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 12:17 PM (YqDXo)

I can almost understand it in the Universities, not that it should be there, but that it could. What amazes and disturbs me is the appearance of Diversity Commissars in corporations. We might as well hire Oracles for the R&D departments and make sure we have an adequate budget for witches to curse the competition.

This may not end well.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at May 27, 2018 12:26 PM (jp0Bv)

42 I have abandoned apostrophes because iPhone 8 no likey

Posted by: Kallisto at May 27, 2018 12:27 PM (/VB9J)

43 Angela Davis talked about established Grievance
Studies departments as a sinecure for training future generations of
Communist agitators.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 12:17 PM (YqDXo)

She learned her lessons well.

As much as I despise her, she played the game far better than her detractors.

I still look forward to pissing on her grave though....
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 27, 2018 12:23 PM (wYseH)


The intellectual founders of the modern left were/are brilliant minds.

We forget that at our peril.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 12:28 PM (cY3LT)

44 I've been reading about Tommy Robinson and it's making my blood boil. A commenter at Instapundit suggested that Trump should try to free him next, since England is on a par with North Korea now.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2018 12:30 PM (sdi6R)

45 >>The sun is shining and life is good.

Life is good but the sun is most definitely not shinning.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 12:30 PM (/tuJf)

46 A Nooner.

We used to call them a Matinee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 27, 2018 12:31 PM (EoRCO)

47 Birthday and grad party to go to today. Got the garden in yesterday and got a nice rain shower last night to help it along.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2018 12:31 PM (89T5c)

48 9 What the heck is that video about?
Posted by: Caliban at May 27, 2018 12:00 PM (QE8X6)
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I'm not sure. I think Tampa was under attack by Francis Ford Coppola.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 12:31 PM (qJtVm)

49 From a recent WSJ article --

Due to escalating tuition and easy credit, the U.S. has 101 people who owe at least $1 million in federal student loans, according to the Education Department. Five years ago, 14 people owed that much.
More could join that group. While the typical student borrower owes $17,000, the number of those who owe at least $100,000 has risen to around 2.5 million, nearly 6% of the borrowing pool, Education Department data show.


Yeah, I'd say the situation is out of control.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 27, 2018 12:32 PM (0ogQG)

50 What amazes and disturbs me is the appearance of Diversity Commissars in corporations.

A bunch of corporations got busted for being jerks to employees in noble classes protected groups. Those corporations were toxic to everybody (I worked at Shell at the time; Texaco was a well known shithole with dickheads in management) but it was the minorities who took the press. Even though they were already Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action shops.

The Supreme Court ruled that the corps could be less liable if they had some measurable means to prevent discrimination before it started. This is, of course, bollocks. But the usual hucksters started a "diversity" racket and the Supremes agreed with the hucksters that their snake oil would work.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 12:33 PM (PqlHO)

51 >>Due to escalating tuition and easy credit, the U.S. has 101 people who owe at least $1 million in federal student loans, according to the Education Department. Five years ago, 14 people owed that much.


Success!

Posted by: Obama at May 27, 2018 12:33 PM (kFila)

52 42 I have abandoned apostrophes because iPhone 8 no likey
Posted by: Kallisto at May 27, 2018 12:27 PM (/VB9J)

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Settings/General/Keyboard/SmartPunctuation OFF

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 12:33 PM (CPfoe)

53 The leadership of the left isn't dumb. Brilliant? More devious and corrupt than anything.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2018 12:34 PM (89T5c)

54 I have a dream. Actually, several. They are: 1. that we'll cut all funding to colleges that in any way inhibit, censor, control or punish free speech. 2. That we'll kick CAIR out of this country, 3. that we'll totally defund Planned Parenthood. Probably more dreams, but that will do for now.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 27, 2018 12:34 PM (H8QX8)

55 ^^ that above, it happened in the later 1990s. 1997-98ish.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 12:35 PM (PqlHO)

56 Ooo, helocasting! What fun!

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at May 27, 2018 12:36 PM (di1hb)

57 Defund the fucking AdCouncil.

I hear one more entreaty to 'Discover the Forest' and I'm burning the fuckin' forest down.

Posted by: garrett at May 27, 2018 12:37 PM (kFila)

58 Asked earlier if any lawyer morons were around.

I have a serious question and no, I don't need legal advice.

Any takers?

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 27, 2018 12:37 PM (PvKHZ)

59 If Trump goes to Korea, he better take Present Obama with him to make this work !!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at May 27, 2018 12:25 PM (qM84C)

And John fucking Kerry and mooch and leave them there

Posted by: MAC SOG and nothing will happen at May 27, 2018 12:38 PM (czkHE)

60 9 What the heck is that video about?
Posted by: Caliban at May 27, 2018 12:00 PM (QE8X6)


That was helocasting. If your body is turned the right way and your pilot flies fast enough...enema.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at May 27, 2018 12:38 PM (di1hb)

61 Defund the fucking AdCouncil.

Posted by: garrett at May 27, 2018 12:37 PM (kFila)

Nuke The Whales!

Strafe The Seals!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 27, 2018 12:39 PM (wYseH)

62 52 thank you Cicero

Posted by: Kallisto at May 27, 2018 12:39 PM (/VB9J)

63 From a recent WSJ article --

Due to escalating tuition and easy credit, the U.S. has 101 people who owe at least $1 million in federal student loans, according to the Education Department. Five years ago, 14 people owed that much.
More could join that group. While the typical student borrower owes $17,000, the number of those who owe at least $100,000 has risen to around 2.5 million, nearly 6% of the borrowing pool, Education Department data show.

Yeah, I'd say the situation is out of control.
Posted by: GnuBreed at May 27, 2018 12:32 PM (0ogQG)


...and we'll be lucky to live through it.

Posted by: Adm J. Painter at May 27, 2018 12:39 PM (cY3LT)

64 Abolish student loans of any kind. Make the "Kolleges" figure it out just like the used car guy down the road does.

Pay as you go or don't.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 27, 2018 12:39 PM (EoRCO)

65 62 52 thank you Cicero
Posted by: Kallisto at May 27, 2018 12:39 PM (/VB9J)

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Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 12:40 PM (CPfoe)

66 >>The leadership of the left isn't dumb. Brilliant? More devious and corrupt than anything.

Yea, I'm more in that category. It's actually relatively easy to break things that are working. Brilliant is reserved for those who actually create systems that work.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 12:41 PM (/tuJf)

67 Defund the fucking AdCouncil.

Posted by: garrett at May 27, 2018 12:37 PM (kFila)

Nuke The Whales!

Strafe The Seals!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 27, 2018 12:39 PM (wYseH)


Oh, that's why we exist.

Posted by: Baby Seals Club at May 27, 2018 12:41 PM (cY3LT)

68 'I hear one more entreaty to 'Discover the Forest' and I'm burning the fuckin' forest down.'

Have you seen the commercial where the idiots take a pair of kayaks on bus?

Posted by: freaked at May 27, 2018 12:41 PM (UdKB7)

69 College Loans should only be allowed from the University itself.

If you want to loan one of your students money from your endowments, have a fucking ball.

Set your rates and lend away.

Posted by: garrett at May 27, 2018 12:41 PM (kFila)

70 At the least, student loans should be on the table in bankruptcy court. Republicans could make easy gains in college towns with this one simple trick. Approved of by a soccer mom!

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 12:42 PM (PqlHO)

71 How do I get the sound on for vids? Actually it may be on but only audible w/buds. I don't even know how to confirm that. (Me have dummy phone longtime)

Posted by: Kallisto at May 27, 2018 12:42 PM (/VB9J)

72 Have you seen the commercial where the idiots take a pair of kayaks on bus?

Might be useful in New Orleans...

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 12:42 PM (PqlHO)

73 I still look forward to pissing on her grave though....
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 27, 2018 12:23 PM (wYseH)


Get in line.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 12:43 PM (YqDXo)

74 Have you seen the commercial where the idiots take a pair of kayaks on bus?
Posted by: freaked at May 27, 2018 12:41 PM (UdKB7)

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If the idiots are Eskimos it can be overlooked.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 12:43 PM (CPfoe)

75 70 At the least, student loans should be on the table in bankruptcy court. Republicans could make easy gains in college towns with this one simple trick. Approved of by a soccer mom!
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 12:42 PM (PqlHO)


You know who picks up the tab then? Taxpayers.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 12:44 PM (YqDXo)

76 Resolved: The Government Should Cut Off All Funding to Colleges and Universities


Hear, hear!

Posted by: aelfheld at May 27, 2018 12:44 PM (Zy9Yy)

77 69 College Loans should only be allowed from the University itself.

If you want to loan one of your students money from your endowments, have a fucking ball.

Set your rates and lend away.
Posted by: garrett at May 27, 2018 12:41 PM (kFila)


My model: GM-GMAC. You want to buy our product? Here's our finance arm.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 12:45 PM (YqDXo)

78 70 At the least, student loans should be on the table in bankruptcy court. Republicans could make easy gains in college towns with this one simple trick. Approved of by a soccer mom!

Only if colleges & universities co-sign the loans.

Posted by: aelfheld at May 27, 2018 12:46 PM (Zy9Yy)

79 The leadership of the left isn't dumb. Brilliant? More devious and corrupt than anything.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 27, 2018 12:34 PM (89T5c)


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I credit their success more to widespread stupidity and apathy than to their brilliance. It's not rocket science to see through their cheap tricks, and that's all that they have.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2018 12:46 PM (/qEW2)

80 Allow student loans only for community college. It allows low income students to gain skills.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 27, 2018 12:47 PM (Lqy/e)

81 61 Defund the fucking AdCouncil.

Posted by: garrett at May 27, 2018 12:37 PM (kFila)

Nuke The Whales!

Strafe The Seals!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 27, 2018 12:39 PM (wYseH)


Desiccate the delta smelt!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 12:47 PM (YqDXo)

82 The leadership of the left isn't dumb. Brilliant? More devious and corrupt than anything.
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Yea, I'm more in that category. It's actually relatively easy to break things that are working. Brilliant is reserved for those who actually create systems that work.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 12:41 PM (/tuJf)


I specifically mentioned the founders, who are NOT the political leadership.

And if you are going to organize a generational overhaul of Western Civilization, I'd say that involves quite a bit of systems creation, and not just randomly breaking things.

I kinda think that's one of the problems that exists on the so-called Right. This quaint notion that we're fighting against a few rotten eggs, who want to get their pet projects off the ground.

The "long march through the institutions" is not a myth, it isn't an intellectual exercise. It's happening. It has happened.

Isn't that the point of all of this?


Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 12:47 PM (cY3LT)

83 Zombie game.

https://youtu.be/qjLOFZjGClY

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 27, 2018 12:47 PM (+y/Ru)

84 My alma mater is holding a transcript due to debt they cannot prove I owe them. Right now I'm going back and forth with them, but in about a week this situation will become actionable if the third party vendor keeps the twelve bucks I paid w/o giving me the transcript. Actionable against the school not the vendor .

Does anyone know if I can file a claim in small claims court, in addition to lawsuit in real court?

Posted by: Kallisto at May 27, 2018 12:47 PM (/VB9J)

85 0 for 2 on the lawyer question. Uninterrupted success continues. Yay for me!

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 27, 2018 12:48 PM (PvKHZ)

86 68 'I hear one more entreaty to 'Discover the Forest' and I'm burning the fuckin' forest down.'

Have you seen the commercial where the idiots take a pair of kayaks on bus?
Posted by: freaked at May 27, 2018 12:41 PM (UdKB7)


How about "Discover the Helicopters?"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 12:48 PM (YqDXo)

87 Only if colleges & universities co-sign the loans.

I'm certainly up for that.

Otherwise, do you want more Bernie? Because student-loan indentured servitude is how you get more Bernie.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 12:48 PM (PqlHO)

88 >>My model: GM-GMAC. You want to buy our product? Here's our finance arm.

In which they also compete with other lending institutions in the free market where the market sets the interest rate and loan types.

If only there were some examples of how this theory might work.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 12:49 PM (/tuJf)

89 The school I went to was a cocksucker then and more so now, evidently

Posted by: Kallisto at May 27, 2018 12:49 PM (/VB9J)

90

Hi, I'm Mary. This is my sister Cheryl and this is my other sister Cheryl.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at May 27, 2018 12:50 PM (IqV8l)

91 No thank you no forest discovery for me. Doesn't the Ad Council listen to Noory?

Posted by: Kallisto at May 27, 2018 12:50 PM (/VB9J)

92 88 >>My model: GM-GMAC. You want to buy our product? Here's our finance arm.

In which they also compete with other lending institutions in the free market where the market sets the interest rate and loan types.

If only there were some examples of how this theory might work.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 12:49 PM (/tuJf)


An idea just crazy enough that it might work!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 12:50 PM (YqDXo)

93 ...and that's all that they have.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2018 12:46 PM (/qEW2)


That, and the media, entertainment industry, school systems, from pre-K through post-grad. Oh, and all the inner workings of the federal leviathan.

And about half the military leadership.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 12:51 PM (cY3LT)

94 44 I've been reading about Tommy Robinson and it's making my blood boil. A commenter at Instapundit suggested that Trump should try to free him next, since England is on a par with North Korea now.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2018 12:30 PM (sdi6R)


Gates Of Vienna reports that

Tommy Robinson, the former leader of the English Defence League, was beaten up in prison this past week. He was reportedly bloodied and bruised, but had no broken bones.

Putting Tommy inside with violent Muslim criminals is a blatant move to have him killed. Now that he is seen as a "turncoat" by some in the EDL, arranging to have him put down while in prison may be an appealing solution for the Powers That Be in Britain.


And the British press is banned from even reporting Tommy's name by some British judge. Brit 'freedom' is now on a par with the old USSR.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 27, 2018 12:52 PM (0ogQG)

95 Was at Disney, this weekend. Got to thank a Vietnam veteran for his service.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 27, 2018 12:52 PM (1m39B)

96
hear one more entreaty to 'Discover the Forest' and I'm burning the fuckin' forest down.
Posted by: garrett at May 27, 2018 12:37 PM



On Airstrip One, forest discovers you!

Posted by: Winston Smith at May 27, 2018 12:52 PM (EzdLW)

97 If Trump goes to Korea, he better take Present Obama with him to make this work !!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at May 27, 2018 12:25 PM (qM84C)




And if they go to the right restaurants outside of Seoul they can have dog for dinner too.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2018 12:52 PM (2K6fY)

98 weirdflunky at May 27, 2018 12:48 PM (PvKHZ)

I'm only a lowly paralegal and ya get what ya pay for. Shoot.

Posted by: Infidel at May 27, 2018 12:53 PM (LBSeG)

99 Testing - do we have ''''?

Posted by: Rosasharn at May 27, 2018 12:53 PM (PzBTm)

100 Get in line.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 12:43 PM (YqDXo)

I'll buy the beer...for everyone!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 27, 2018 12:53 PM (wYseH)

101 Yes we do! Thanks Cicero.

Posted by: Rosasharn at May 27, 2018 12:54 PM (PzBTm)

102 Zombie game.

https://youtu.be/qjLOFZjGClY
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 27, 2018 12:47 PM (+y/Ru)


"sign in to confirm your age."

Hey yootoob, go f**k yourselves.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 12:54 PM (cY3LT)

103 You want to buy our product? Here's our finance arm.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 12:45 PM (YqDXo)

And change the law to make loans dischargeable in bankruptcy, with the caveat that the institutions that accepted the tuition are at least partly responsible for the debt, so the banks can go after the schools.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 27, 2018 12:56 PM (wYseH)

104 94
And the British press is banned from even reporting Tommy's name by some British judge. Brit 'freedom' is now on a par with the old USSR.
Posted by: GnuBreed at May 27, 2018 12:52 PM (0ogQG)


Sounds like "some British judge" is in need of being doxxed. Along with the names of his or her children and where they go to school.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2018 12:57 PM (sdi6R)

105 98 infidel - could you see my question at 84? My attorney retired. I have his home number but am holding off contacting him

Posted by: Kallisto at May 27, 2018 12:57 PM (/VB9J)

106 I freely admit I was less patriotic during the Dogeater reign of terror. I thought, "how can I be politically yoked to people with whom I share very few basic values". Please go read the Schlichter article on the side bar.



Yeah, I really question anyone who vote for someone to be president who was as openly anti-American as that commie sodomite is. Either they are just as red or stupid beyond belief.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2018 12:57 PM (SiINZ)

107 And the British press is banned from even reporting Tommy's name by some British judge. Brit 'freedom' is now on a par with the old USSR.
Posted by: GnuBreed at May 27, 2018 12:52 PM (0ogQG)


And so we can add pretty much all of Europe to that list of "all they have" things the not-so-brilliant left has accumulated.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 12:57 PM (cY3LT)

108 100 Get in line.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 12:43 PM (YqDXo)

I'll buy the beer...for everyone!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 27, 2018 12:53 PM (wYseH)


If nothing else, it'll provide a new dimension to the term "kegger."

The funny part is that Angela Davis is so light-skinned she could pass for white, which I suspect is why she grew out the enormous Afro. Then after years of being a shitkicker, she's decided she's a lesbian, again I suspect to be "right on" politically.

She puts me in mind of a saying of my father's: she's going through life pushing on doors marked "pull."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 12:58 PM (YqDXo)

109 Kiley is cool. He was my friend's roommate in college (BC I believe)

Posted by: The Gimp at May 27, 2018 12:58 PM (jdWK0)

110 Helo dunker for everyone! Yaaaay!

I have abandoned apostrophes because iPhone 8 no likey
Posted by: Kallisto at May 27, 2018 12:27 PM (/VB9J)


Settings -> Genital -> Keybroads -> Smart Puncturation set to off.

Alternately, install Gboard.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 12:59 PM (fZuhk)

111 Yeah, I really question anyone who vote for someone to be president who was as openly anti-American as that commie sodomite is. Either they are just as red or stupid beyond belief.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2018 12:57 PM (SiINZ)


"But he's black, you know. By voting for him I just proved I'm not racist!"

Good thing Idi Amin wasn't running.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 12:59 PM (YqDXo)

112 Tommy Robinson, the former leader of the English Defence League, was beaten up in prison this past week. He was reportedly bloodied and bruised, but had no broken bones.

Putting Tommy inside with violent Muslim criminals is a blatant move to have him killed. Now that he is seen as a "turncoat" by some in the EDL, arranging to have him put down while in prison may be an appealing solution for the Powers That Be in Britain.

And the British press is banned from even reporting Tommy's name by some British judge. Brit 'freedom' is now on a par with the old USSR.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 27, 2018 12:52 PM (0ogQG)




The Limey cops, courts and NHS all need helicopter rides

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2018 12:59 PM (SiINZ)

113 That's what's called a "Rubber Duck" op.

Posted by: goatexchange at May 27, 2018 12:59 PM (YFnq5)

114 >>I specifically mentioned the founders, who are NOT the political leadership.

>>And if you are going to organize a generational overhaul of Western Civilization, I'd say that involves quite a bit of systems creation, and not just randomly breaking things.

>>I kinda think that's one of the problems that exists on the so-called Right. This quaint notion that we're fighting against a few rotten eggs, who want to get their pet projects off the ground.

>>The "long march through the institutions" is not a myth, it isn't an intellectual exercise. It's happening. It has happened.

>>Isn't that the point of all of this?


You missed the part about making a system that works. Totalitarianism has gone by many names throughout history; communism, socialism, progressivism, liberalism, etc. but they are all the same thing at their core. And that core has never, ever worked. Anywhere. And it never will.

It is simply antithetical to human nature and in time human nature always wins out. But that has never stopped totalitarians of thinking this time it will work!

Building a system that works, which is what the founders did, was sheer brilliance because it was based on individual rights given by a creator that were not at the whim of any one man or group. It had never really been tried on such a grand scale.

I never said this was just a small group of bad apples. In fact, I've been arguing right here on this very web place for over a year now that what we have been involved with is an enormous coup attempt that does not end at our borders. It was an attempt by totalitarians from around the world to subvert our government and install a political class more inline with their thinking and that of the institutional bureaucracy that has largely co-opted our government.

Of course the long march isn't fake. It's been happening right before our eyes in our schools, our culture, our government and only now are we beginning to successfully fight back in virtually every area. And we are winning.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 12:59 PM (/tuJf)

115 103 ! YES

My college is trying to get money from me that is owed to them by the bank. They're afraid of the bank and think they can push me around

Posted by: Kallisto at May 27, 2018 01:00 PM (/VB9J)

116 Sounds like "some British judge" is in need of being doxxed. Along with the names of his or her children and where they go to school.
Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2018 12:57 PM (sdi6R)

I don't know, I like the cut of this guy's catamaran jib...

Posted by: Hawaiian Judge #4 at May 27, 2018 01:00 PM (BRvh1)

117 103 You want to buy our product? Here's our finance arm.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 12:45 PM (YqDXo)

And change the law to make loans dischargeable in bankruptcy, with the caveat that the institutions that accepted the tuition are at least partly responsible for the debt, so the banks can go after the schools.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 27, 2018 12:56 PM (wYseH)


Yep.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 01:00 PM (YqDXo)

118 That has to be the lowest helo-cast I have ever seen, especially in training. Our minimums were 10 meters for CH-53's and CH-46's during training, while realworld operations are completely different.

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at May 27, 2018 01:00 PM (DxWUs)

119 Anybody else remember Nakoula, the filmmaker who was disappeared in the US for 'starting' riots in the ME and the Libyan Consulate? He was apparently found guilty for some kind of fraud and then a 'parole violation'. Same appears to be for Tommy Robinson. A parole violation.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2018 01:01 PM (MIKMs)

120 You missed the part about making a system that works.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 12:59 PM (/tuJf)


No, I didn't.

The breaking down of your system IS the system. And it's working brilliantly.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 01:01 PM (cY3LT)

121 At the least, student loans should be on the table in bankruptcy court.

Difficult, since the "goods" you gained cannot be repossessed.

And the end result of this could be Bernie Sanders' dream; everyone gets to go to college "for free", if they're willing to torch their own credit for 7 years, and we have that many more indoctrinated leftist idiots around, who now can't start adulting until they're 30.

The end result could also be colleges only offering loans to those with "good credit", i.e. STEM and other majors with good income potential, but I wouldn't trust our government to set up the laws in a way that gets us to this result.

Posted by: mikeski at May 27, 2018 01:01 PM (JGBbg)

122 > Nuke The Whales!

Nuke the Gay Unborn Whales for Jesus!

Posted by: pogomip at May 27, 2018 01:02 PM (qmxp5)

123 Kallisto- Every state has different laws. Jurisdiction may depend on where you are or where the school is. Do some internet searches on the statutes in your state. Most of them can be found online.

I know that is not much help.

Posted by: Infidel at May 27, 2018 01:03 PM (LBSeG)

124 >>The breaking down of your system IS the system. And it's working brilliantly.

No it's not. It was but not anymore. That's why we got Trump.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 01:03 PM (/tuJf)

125 Settings -> Genital -> Keybroads -> Smart Puncturation set to off.

Alternately, install Gboard.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 12:59 PM


I always wondered why people would pay more for an Apple product. A 'Settings / Genital' is brilliant.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at May 27, 2018 01:03 PM (LOgQ4)

126 In the immortal words of G Thorogood: She cryin about the back rent, she ain't gettin the front rent...

She ain't hitting nothin!

(Guitar riff)

Posted by: Kallisto at May 27, 2018 01:04 PM (/VB9J)

127 Difficult, since the "goods" you gained cannot be repossessed.

Posted by: mikeski at May 27, 2018 01:01 PM (JGBbg)


The knowledge, if any, no, but the university could refuse to confirm attendance/ graduation, and universities could encourage potential employers to check on this.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 01:04 PM (YqDXo)

128 111
Good thing Idi Amin wasn't running.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 12:59 PM (YqDXo)


Oh man, that was good.

Probably 67% of self-hating whites who voted for Obama would have voted for Amin.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2018 01:04 PM (sdi6R)

129 Difficult, since the "goods" you gained cannot be repossessed.
Posted by: mikeski at May 27, 2018 01:01 PM (JGBbg)


Medical debts can be discharged in bankruptcy though, and it's not like the creditor can get their money back by revoking your health. There should be nothing special about a student loan.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 01:04 PM (fZuhk)

130 Thanks Infidel. Here it is.

I am a witness in a civil suit and am subject to be called as early as Wed and as late as early next week. Long story short- my company has been sued over an accident that was one of my workers fault. I was his supervisor. I've read my depo more times than I can count. I sound like a complete idiot who has no idea what he's talking about and shouldn't be in charge of taking a nap.

That we're at fault is not in dispute. We freely admit my guys mistake. This is huge amount of money.

Question- how to not sound like a complete idiot on the stand without "changing" my depo answers?

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 27, 2018 01:05 PM (PvKHZ)

131 >>No it's not. It was but not anymore.


They couldn't keep it quiet.

They thought Obama->Clinton->Obama was their End-Game and it was all wrapped up.

To put it more succinctly : They started sucking eachothers' dicks, too soon.

Posted by: garrett at May 27, 2018 01:05 PM (kFila)

132 Awesome video! Soldiers having fun.

Posted by: pookysgirl at May 27, 2018 01:05 PM (PHGWd)

133 Just downloaded the free kindle sample of Caplan's book.

Posted by: CN at May 27, 2018 01:06 PM (5gaNQ)

134 125 my apple product is work issued. And autocucumber changed "gittin" to hitting.

F you autocuke and please to EABOD

Posted by: Kallisto at May 27, 2018 01:06 PM (/VB9J)

135 Nuke the Gay Unborn Whales for Jesus!
Posted by: pogomip at May 27, 2018 01:02 PM (qmxp5)


Do you thinks Jesus endorses nuking anyone including whales?

Are any whales gay? If so they're not trying to force people to perform marriages for them, bake their wedding cakes or photograph their weddings.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 01:06 PM (vw6r3)

136 My granparents had a lovely Louis the XIV Genital Settee.

I wonder what happened to it?

Posted by: garrett at May 27, 2018 01:07 PM (kFila)

137 Oh man, that was good.

Probably 67% of self-hating whites who voted for Obama would have voted for Amin.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2018 01:04 PM (sdi6R)



Woman I worked with, who was from the cornfields of Iowa, was radically fanatical about everyone voting for Jesse Jackson in the 1988 primary to atone for our racist crimes. She probably died of a Barry-gism.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 27, 2018 01:07 PM (SiINZ)

138 The breaking down of your system IS the system. And it's working brilliantly.
-------------------------
No it's not. It was but not anymore. That's why we got Trump.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 01:03 PM (/tuJf)


Trump isn't going to fix your local school systems, he isn't going to change the still-powerful media, including Hollowwood, he isn't going to root out the massive number of leftists who control all levels of the federal industrial complex. He isn't even going to replace enough federal judges to genuinely change the direction this is going.

Not to mention, he isn't going to fix Europe.

You can call it winning if you want. I happen to believe we're beyond repair at this point.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 01:07 PM (cY3LT)

139 Just why is kollege so expensive you need a loan in the first place.

Where does all the money go......fat salaries, new buildings, high end amenities, more fat salaries and then fat retirements.

It's all a con until it breaks.....then the taxpayer will be left footing the bill for all those utes with Baristas, Bathrooms and You degrees being evicted by their aging parents while crying about their self imposed debt.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 27, 2018 01:07 PM (EoRCO)

140 >>To put it more succinctly : They started sucking eachothers' dicks, too soon.

I really like Trump's take on revenge. He's not only for it he claims that it is an obligation. If you don't take revenge on the people who wronged you then you are implicitly giving them leave to do it again.

They thought Trump was a clown they could roll over. He is going to hurt them bigly.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 01:08 PM (/tuJf)

141 Probably 67% of self-hating whites who voted for Obama would have voted for Amin.
Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2018 01:04 PM (sdi6R)


Yep. I've seen liberals (especially college students) gather around the stinky feet of some ghetto thug with rapturous attention, "Teach us, O Wise One."

Wise one? He can barely read and write, and has the approximate IQ of a potted plant.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 01:08 PM (YqDXo)

142 123 thanks infidel. I have been researching online and using
the info in my dialogue w the limo lib fukktards. I just feel like dragging their pretentious asses through two court venues if I don't get my transcript

Posted by: Kallisto at May 27, 2018 01:10 PM (/VB9J)

143 >> He's not only for it he claims that it is an obligation.


I have always thought this.

You get one chance. One.

You fuck it up and you get your just desserts served with a smile.

Posted by: garrett at May 27, 2018 01:10 PM (kFila)

144 103: I'd love to see schools become responsible for worthless degrees. Then maybe they'd stop hawking them so hard in order to build up their faculties.

A friend who was an English professor, used to catch hell from administration for discouraging students to pursue advanced degrees in literature. he saw it as an expensive way to works at BN

Posted by: CN at May 27, 2018 01:10 PM (5gaNQ)

145 "Are any whales gay?"

Questioning

Posted by: Rainbow Narwhale at May 27, 2018 01:10 PM (UdKB7)

146 Question- how to not sound like a complete idiot on the stand without "changing" my depo answers?

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 27, 2018 01:05 PM (PvKHZ)

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Better to be thought an idiot than be charged with perjury.

Posted by: BluesFish at May 27, 2018 01:11 PM (L9XjK)

147
Question- how to not sound like a complete idiot on the stand without "changing" my depo answers?

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 27, 2018 01:05 PM (PvKHZ


Hmm, armchair quarterback here. Has or will the depo transcript been introduced into evidence? Did you have an competent atty at the depo? Did you lie? If you just tell the truth, will it compromise your depo testimony? The prosecutor may not call you as a witness if he like the depo testimony. Have you been subpoenaed?

Posted by: Infidel at May 27, 2018 01:12 PM (LBSeG)

148 My granparents had a lovely Louis the XIV Genital Settee.

Posted by: garrett at May 27, 2018 01:07 PM (kFila)


Dude in college was messing around with Zippo fluid and almost had a genital suttee but we were able to throw him into the pool before it was too late.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 01:12 PM (fZuhk)

149
There are an assortment of 'Lemon Laws' that punish unscrupulous used car salesmen from taking advantage of customers.

Look at todays colleges. Run by little more then used car salesmen running a bunch of uneducated in the door, then out the door indoctrinated. Ill-equipped --like the brakes on a Chevrolet Chevette, which were little more then a footrest.

I can't think of any institution more in need of 'Lemon Laws' then colleges and universities.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at May 27, 2018 01:12 PM (LOgQ4)

150 >>"Are any whales gay?"


Humpback

Posted by: garrett at May 27, 2018 01:12 PM (kFila)

151 Weasel Zippers has a video of J Zarif, Iran's Foreign Minister and frequent visitor with John Fucking Kerry on the Iran Deal, chanting

Death to America, Death to Britain.

He was probably quoting Kerry imho.

https://tinyurl.com/y77vhjf3

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 27, 2018 01:12 PM (0ogQG)

152 Are any whales gay? If so they're not trying to force people to perform marriages for them, bake their wedding cakes or photograph their weddings.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Sheesh. Its a joke, ya know. Takeoff on all those bumper stickers in the 70's...

Posted by: pogomip at May 27, 2018 01:13 PM (qmxp5)

153 >>uestion- how to not sound like a complete idiot on the stand without "changing" my depo answers?



Affect an English Accent.

Posted by: garrett at May 27, 2018 01:13 PM (kFila)

154 You can call it winning if you want. I happen to believe we're beyond repair at this point.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 01:07 PM (cY3LT)


If everyone sits on their hands, you are absolutely correct, we are beyond repair.
Things that no-one is willing to try to fix are by definition beyond repair.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2018 01:13 PM (2K6fY)

155 Are any whales gay?



Posted by: FenelonSpoke

No, but watch out for the penguins. What a bunch of nancys.

Posted by: Cetaceans at May 27, 2018 01:14 PM (LAe3v)

156 Nuke the Gay Unborn Whales for Jesus!
Posted by: pogomip at May 27, 2018 01:02 PM (qmxp5)


Do you thinks Jesus endorses nuking anyone including whales?

Are any whales gay? If so they're not trying to force people to perform marriages for them, bake their wedding cakes or photograph their weddings.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 01:06 PM (vw6r3)


HALF THE FUN OF SAYING THE MOST INANE THING YOU CAN THINK OF HERE IS WAITING FOR FEN TO RESPOND, MORE OR LESS TAKING YOUR COMMENT SERIOUSLY.

Posted by: Ben Rothlessburger at May 27, 2018 01:14 PM (cY3LT)

157 149: Great idea, IMO. Does anybody truly benefit from a degree from Evergreen State or a gender studies BA?

Posted by: CN at May 27, 2018 01:14 PM (5gaNQ)

158 127. I am currently experiencing a variation of that theme and no those limo lib clowns are not going to shake me down in order for me to get a transcript. Current employer wants proof I graduated that's how this whole cf started

Posted by: Kallisto at May 27, 2018 01:14 PM (/VB9J)

159 Sperm Whales

... also. Gay.

Posted by: garrett at May 27, 2018 01:14 PM (kFila)

160
The millennialdaughter looking for the part-time job as CEO should challenge Shrillary in The Octagon for the Facebook CEO position.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 27, 2018 01:14 PM (NoLse)

161 Question- how to not sound like a complete idiot on the stand without "changing" my depo answers?

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 27, 2018 01:05 PM (PvKHZ)


I suspect everybody sounds like a complete idiot in a deposition transcript because you're getting a verbatim transcript of what is, in effect, a conversation. So no tone of voice, body language, etc. come through, and that's a significant part of a conversation.

A grad student and I were planning out a paper we were about to write, so as an experiment I recorded the conversation and had my secretary transcribe it.

We sounded like a pair of bonobos grooming each other. It was humiliating.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 01:15 PM (YqDXo)

162 153: Never had to go to court, lucky me. Had some of my notes read in court and submitted as evidence, but never had to show up

Posted by: CN at May 27, 2018 01:16 PM (5gaNQ)

163 A friend who was an English professor, used to catch hell from administration for discouraging students to pursue advanced degrees in literature. he saw it as an expensive way to works at BN
Posted by: CN at May 27, 2018 01:10 PM (5gaNQ)
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All that glorious learnin', and he's just going to be asked where the Harry F*cking Potter series is located.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 01:16 PM (qJtVm)

164 I'd love to see schools become responsible for worthless degrees. Then maybe they'd stop hawking them so hard in order to build up their faculties.

A good portion of that problem can be laid on the government, as well... "disparate impact" rulings mean companies can't use IQ tests and such to screen employees. (Except for the ASVAB for military jobs. Funny how the gov't is always exempt from its own rules.)

Thus, the college degree in Worthlessness Studies has become the new leftist-approved "IQ test", where they can balance out all the disparate-y impact-y racial and social stuff, and make sure that everyone can get their credential. Even if it takes them seven years and $300K in loans.

Posted by: mikeski at May 27, 2018 01:16 PM (JGBbg)

165 You can call it winning if you want. I happen to believe we're beyond repair at this point.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 01:07 PM (cY3LT)

If everyone sits on their hands, you are absolutely correct, we are beyond repair.
Things that no-one is willing to try to fix are by definition beyond repair.
Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2018 01:13 PM (2K6fY)


The history of mankind is full of stories of honorable and ultimately futile efforts to overcome wrongs.

So I'm all for the not sitting on one's hands thing. I just don't expect it's going to work.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 01:16 PM (cY3LT)

166 157 149: Great idea, IMO. Does anybody truly benefit from a degree from Evergreen State or a gender studies BA?
Posted by: CN at May 27, 2018 01:14 PM (5gaNQ)


Yes. Potential employers, who are now warned to stay away from this bird.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 01:16 PM (YqDXo)

167 Not sure if whales are gay, but humpback whales are FABULOUS!!! - Pilot Fish

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at May 27, 2018 01:17 PM (DxWUs)

168 Colleges and universities are places where brains, character and money go to die. Certain exceptions do apply.

Posted by: Northernlurker lighter less filing at May 27, 2018 01:17 PM (eAMlh)

169 Dolphins are whales and they are definitely ghey.

Posted by: Rainbow Narwhale at May 27, 2018 01:18 PM (UdKB7)

170
Hmm, armchair quarterback here. Has or will the depo transcript been introduced into evidence? Did you have an competent atty at the depo? Did you lie? If you just tell the truth, will it compromise your depo testimony? The prosecutor may not call you as a witness if he like the depo testimony. Have you been subpoenaed?
Posted by: Infidel at May 27, 2018 01:12 PM (LBSeG)

Depo will be introduced. Civil case. Insurance co lawyer. Did not lie. As usual, the truth is sometimes more complex than a lawyers questions allow you to say. I see now what he was trying to get me to say/prevent me from saying. It worked. Have been subpoenaed. Will definitely be called.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 27, 2018 01:18 PM (PvKHZ)

171 161: one deposition had me sounding like Hillary "I don't know" Clinton. I had filled out an internal document while the person who attended the injured visitor was on the phone with the ER. I truly never saw the person it was about, and the atty never asked me why I didn't know the answers. He was pretty frustrated, and it was settled out of court

Posted by: CN at May 27, 2018 01:19 PM (5gaNQ)

172
Shut down federal funding not only to colleges and universities, but also to college loan agencies.

Indentured servitude FTW!

Indentured servitude to gay whales FTW, squared!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 27, 2018 01:19 PM (NoLse)

173 There are an assortment of 'Lemon Laws' that punish unscrupulous used car salesmen from taking advantage of customers.



Look at todays colleges. Run by little more then used car salesmen
running a bunch of uneducated in the door, then out the door
indoctrinated. Ill-equipped --like the brakes on a Chevrolet Chevette,
which were little more then a footrest.



I can't think of any institution more in need of 'Lemon Laws' then colleges and universities.
Posted by: Forgot My Nic at May 27, 2018 01:12 PM (LOgQ4)


I am wondering about the effect of the suit and settlement by Trump University.

Sounds like a precedent worth looking into.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2018 01:19 PM (2K6fY)

174 164 when I applied online for current gig they sprung a test on me to confirm math, verbal and computer skills. So some screening is allowed

Posted by: Kallisto at May 27, 2018 01:20 PM (/VB9J)

175 So I'm all for the not sitting on one's hands thing. I just don't expect it's going to work.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 01:16 PM (cY3LT)


Be of good cheer, my brother. Society can undergo massive sea changes in both directions. Think of the licentiousness that was followed by the Victorian era.

Sixty years ago just the hint that someone was a homosexual or a Communist was fatal socially. Now it's chic. In time, it may become socially fatal again. The more the Reds and the lunatics push it, the sooner that will happen. I think it's just a fatigue thing; people get tired of hearing about it, and eventually become allergic to the whole thing. And that's happening right now, before our eyes.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 01:20 PM (YqDXo)

176 Quick story: At the gym this morning I was on the treadmill in front of 8 tv's. Paying attention to nothing and a large woman with a (I'm a retired teacher at 50) helmet head hair do waddled up and said, mind if I change tbe channel to Meet The Press? I said "MAGA baby"

SHe rolled her eyes and changed the channel. Meanwhile a fit looking middle age gal, drenched in sweat, on bicycle spinning machine, started laughing and gave me the thumbs up.

There's hope.

Posted by: redenzo at May 27, 2018 01:20 PM (14qvS)

177 Dolphins are whales and they are definitely ghey.
Posted by: Rainbow Narwhale at May 27, 2018 01:18 PM (UdKB7)


Dolphins are omni-sexual, which is different.

They will f**k with everybody, everything, and everywhere it enters the sea. They are the mafia* of the underwaterworld.


*There are credible claims that mafia men were also equal opportunity f**kers, sexing everything and anything that moved, and sometimes didn't move.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 01:21 PM (cY3LT)

178 >>Trump isn't going to fix your local school systems, he isn't going to change the still-powerful media, including Hollowwood, he isn't going to root out the massive number of leftists who control all levels of the federal industrial complex. He isn't even going to replace enough federal judges to genuinely change the direction this is going.

>>Not to mention, he isn't going to fix Europe.

>>You can call it winning if you want. I happen to believe we're beyond repair at this point.


Well, that's like just your opinion man.

Seriously, Trump isn't going to fix everything by himself but he is providing the leadership to enable others at all levels.

His administration is addressing a lot of things you mentioned. Look how the left is losing their mud over Betsy DeVos and her hacking away at the crazy shit the left has forced on our schools. The media is in complete meltdown as their duplicity is being exposed daily. CNN, once the flagship of cable media has now been shown to be a clown show with an agenda. He just signed an EO last week that makes firing federal employees easier and Janus is scheduled to be decided in June and that could be a death blow for both public and private unions. And he and the Senate have been appointing judges at a record level and it looks like he might get another Supreme soon.

Europe is not my concern. The US is. But I think it would be a mistake to think Trump isn't having an enormous effect on the world stage. Look at North Korea. The Sunni alliance that is fighting extremism. The ending of the Iran deal and the announcement to European companies that they can either do business with the US or Iran but not both.

Yes, the long march has been a multi-generational attempt to take over way of life. And they made huge strides. And now they are being confronted in a way they never thought possible and they are losing ground everyday. It took us generations to get here, it will take that many to get back. We haven't won yet but for the first time in a very long time we are on offense and yes, we are winning.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 01:21 PM (/tuJf)

179 uestion- how to not sound like a complete idiot on the stand without "changing" my depo answers?
Affect an English Accent.
Posted by: garrett at May 27, 2018 01:13 PM (kFila)

Or you could go all Frank Pentangeli on them.

"Oh yeah, sure. I told them what I thought they wanted to hear."

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 27, 2018 01:21 PM (EoRCO)

180 The history of mankind is full of stories of honorable and ultimately futile efforts to overcome wrongs.



So I'm all for the not sitting on one's hands thing. I just don't expect it's going to work.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 01:16 PM (cY3LT)


Take heart, you can almost always make something out of the worst of failures.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2018 01:22 PM (2K6fY)

181 168: Some fields of study are worthless in the marketplace, others require far more than the BA/BS yet this is poorly communicated. The academic advisors are usually unable to articulate this, others are probably being told to keep the money coming

Posted by: CN at May 27, 2018 01:22 PM (5gaNQ)

182 174 164 when I applied online for current gig they sprung a test on me to confirm math, verbal and computer skills. So some screening is allowed
Posted by: Kallisto at May 27, 2018 01:20 PM (/VB9J)


It IS allowed, sort of, but at the risk of lawsuits that the company is likely to lose. If you were applying for a computer job, they probably figured that they were safe from lawsuits just on demographic grounds.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 01:22 PM (YqDXo)

183 'Dolphins are omni-sexual, which is different'

Pansexual. Eee eee. Eee eee eee.

Posted by: Flipper at May 27, 2018 01:23 PM (UdKB7)

184 176 so you're saying land whales love them some MTP

Posted by: Kallisto at May 27, 2018 01:23 PM (/VB9J)

185 Got home just in time to see Danica crash.



Posted by: golfman at May 27, 2018 01:24 PM (If3tB)

186 So I'm all for the not sitting on one's hands thing. I just don't expect it's going to work.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 01:16 PM (cY3LT)

Be of good cheer, my brother. Society can undergo massive sea changes in both directions. Think of the licentiousness that was followed by the Victorian era.

Sixty years ago just the hint that someone was a homosexual or a Communist was fatal socially. Now it's chic. In time, it may become socially fatal again. The more the Reds and the lunatics push it, the sooner that will happen. I think it's just a fatigue thing; people get tired of hearing about it, and eventually become allergic to the whole thing. And that's happening right now, before our eyes.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 01:20 PM (YqDXo)


I am more than willing to hope you all are correct.

I just don't think you are. And at this point, I'm beyond despair over it. I've been at ye olde acceptance stage of grief for... well, pretty much since I realized the 2010 election of Republicans was a farce. Which happened early in 2011.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 01:26 PM (cY3LT)

187 mind if I change tbe channel to Meet The Press? I said "MAGA baby"

SHe rolled her eyes and changed the channel. Meanwhile a fit looking middle age gal, drenched in sweat, on bicycle spinning machine, started laughing and gave me the thumbs up.

There's hope.

Posted by: redenzo at May 27, 2018 01:20 PM


Good for you. This morning I watched 'Fox News Sunday' then switched over to 'Meet the Press'. Night and day. Two different worlds.

I only could stand about ten minutes of MtheP.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at May 27, 2018 01:26 PM (LOgQ4)

188 38 Tough to say that universities have become trade schools. What can you do with a degree in say Queer Studies?

Posted by: Comanche Voter at May 27, 2018 12:25 PM (Sda6L)
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Plenty. Look at all of those HR, 'sensitivity-training,' and diversity advisers, not to mention 'community organizers.'

This is the thing. For centuries higher Western education was based on the liberal arts, i.e., education for a free man, which originally meant one who did not need to learn a trade. The purpose of this education was to increase wisdom and virtue.

In contrast to this, Progressives have advocated instrumental education. Everything has to have a practical, material purpose.

This works well enough for many subjects. of course, but what happens to disciplines like literature or history?
They become worthy only when they shift from a philosophical to an ideological basis, that is, from the pursuit of wisdom and truth for its own sake to the manipulation of ideas to bring social change.

Thus, the Studies departments. Like the trade schools, they are instrumental. But unlike the trade schools, the practical effects they have are purely destructive.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 27, 2018 01:26 PM (0jtPF)

189 >>Got home just in time to see Danica crash.


Parking is HARD!

Posted by: garrett at May 27, 2018 01:26 PM (kFila)

190 'Got home just in time to see Danica crash'

She didn't crash. The patriarchy got in her way. If there were no men on the course this never would have happened.

Posted by: Flipper at May 27, 2018 01:27 PM (UdKB7)

191 And, yes, I'd hit it.

Posted by: Flipper at May 27, 2018 01:28 PM (UdKB7)

192 Posted by: Ben Rothlessburger at May 27, 2018 01:14 PM (cY3LT)

So you made that comment under yet another sockhandle. I congratulate you! Glad i made your day.

WHAT YOU DON'T REALIZE, BEN, IS THAT I SOMETIMES SAY THINGS WITH A PERFECTLY SERIOUS DEMEANOR-AND YES, WITH NO SARC TAG JUST TO SEE WHO WILL RESPOND TO ME THINKING I"M SERIOUS. YOU JUST DID! I WIN.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 01:28 PM (vw6r3)

193 > I think it's just a fatigue thing; people get tired of hearing about it, and eventually become allergic to the whole thing.
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Nuke the Gay Unborn Whales for Jesus!

Posted by: pogomip at May 27, 2018 01:28 PM (qmxp5)

194 You can tell which car Danica is driving by the Gas Pump it is dragging behind it.

Posted by: garrett at May 27, 2018 01:28 PM (kFila)

195 Guess it's time to do some housework. My place looks like a crack house.

If only

Posted by: Kallisto at May 27, 2018 01:29 PM (/VB9J)

196
194 You can tell which car Danica is driving by the Gas Pump it is dragging behind it.
Posted by: garrett at May 27, 2018 01:28 PM (kFila)
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And driving with her blinker on.

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 01:29 PM (MVjcR)

197 Leftists love to think they're brighter, more sophisticated and better educated than others, and live for the approbation of others in this regard.

My way of fighting leftism is to express amusement at their expense by adopting the subtly sardonic Socratic methodology of Professor Kingsfield in Paper Chase, as though dealing with a well-meaning but dull-witted child.

They're devastated by that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 01:29 PM (YqDXo)

198 178
All it takes is the next Democrat President and the Uniparty GOP working in concert to undo it all in a heartbeat,

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 27, 2018 01:30 PM (n9EOP)

199 Fuck you guys!

I'd like to see ANY of you put eyeshadow on while going 165 mph!

Posted by: Danica Patrick at May 27, 2018 01:30 PM (kFila)

200 It IS allowed, sort of, but at the risk of lawsuits that the company is
likely to lose. If you were applying for a computer job, they probably
figured that they were safe from lawsuits just on demographic grounds.
=====

At one time, I worked for a giant mega law firm and everybody from mailroom to partner had to take the same basic literacy tests. (Embarrassing that some of the newer law school top 1% hires had more wrong than the clerks.)

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2018 01:30 PM (MIKMs)

201 Wise one? He can barely read and write, and has the approximate IQ of a potted plant.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 01:08 PM (YqDXo)

Speaking of potted plants, Harvey Wankstein was arrested in NYC.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 27, 2018 01:30 PM (9BLnV)

202 189 >>Got home just in time to see Danica crash.


Parking is HARD!
Posted by: garrett at May 27, 2018 01:26 PM (kFila)

Crap.... they let her helm a Navy Destroyer???

Posted by: Obi Don Quixote at May 27, 2018 01:30 PM (NgKpN)

203 It took us generations to get here, it will take that many to get back. We haven't won yet but for the first time in a very long time we are on offense and yes, we are winning.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 01:21 PM (/tuJf)


The only thing I would add, is the general consensus that the history of mankind has generally been one of a crushing lack of progress and freedom.

We squander this brief blip on the history of mankind, the blip that is the American experiment, and it's more than likely the world reverts to its natural order.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 01:31 PM (cY3LT)

204 Depo will be introduced. Civil case. Insurance co lawyer. Did not lie. As usual, the truth is sometimes more complex than a lawyers questions allow you to say. I see now what he was trying to get me to say/prevent me from saying. It worked. Have been subpoenaed. Will definitely be called.

Posted by: weirdflunky at

Just tell the truth. Your atty should allow you to have more leeway to expand during a trial. Seems there is always more to testimony than just a depo transcript.

Good Luck.

Posted by: Infidel at May 27, 2018 01:32 PM (LBSeG)

205 I am more than willing to hope you all are correct.

I just don't think you are. And at this point, I'm beyond despair over it. I've been at ye olde acceptance stage of grief for... well, pretty much since I realized the 2010 election of Republicans was a farce. Which happened early in 2011.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 01:26 PM (cY3LT)


On a prosaic note, think of bell bottoms. Or disco. Or leisure suits. Or, now, tattoos. Do you think tattoos will be chic ten years from now? I don't. I think we've already reached Peak Tattoo. (At least, I hope so.)

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 01:33 PM (YqDXo)

206 (3 Bend over for fun and profit.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 27, 2018 01:34 PM (RuIsu)

207 Fuck you guys!

I'd like to see ANY of you put eyeshadow on while going 165 mph!
Posted by: Danica Patrick at May 27, 2018 01:30 PM (kFila)

Heh. Just like my commute. Still slowing traffic regardless of the speed limit.

Curious to see how she will be in the post-crash interview.

Posted by: golfman at May 27, 2018 01:34 PM (If3tB)

208 This rain is really harshing my bbq plans.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 01:34 PM (/tuJf)

209 Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 01:31 PM (cY3LT)

"Bad Luck!l

Posted by: Zombie Robert Heinlein at May 27, 2018 01:34 PM (n9EOP)

210 WF: There are quite a few videos on line about how to be a good witness whether at a dep or at trial. I tell my witnesses: Tell the truth. Listen to the question. Make sure you hear and understand it. If not ask that it be repeated or rephrased. Think about your answer for a couple of seconds. Say yes not yup. Answer only the question asked. Keep it short. Do not speculate. Do not argue with the opposing attorney. Do not speak over the attorney. Look at the judge if a bench trial when you answer or the jury if not. Show some personality. You'll do well.

Posted by: CMU VET at May 27, 2018 01:35 PM (C+wjz)

211 >>This rain is really harshing my bbq plans.


Pro Tip : Wet Rub.

Posted by: garrett at May 27, 2018 01:36 PM (kFila)

212 205
On a positive note, I'm seeing very few ear gauges these days, so...

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 27, 2018 01:37 PM (n9EOP)

213 'Dolphins are omni-sexual, which is different'
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Pansexual. Eee eee. Eee eee eee.
Posted by: Flipper at May 27, 2018 01:23 PM (UdKB7)


IT'S FUNNY CUZ PAN IS THE GREEK WORK FOR ALL AND OMNI IS THE LATIN WORD FOR ALL, MEANING DOLPHINS ARE SUCH EQUAL OPPORTUNITY F**KERS THAT THEY WILL ARGUE A POINT EVEN WHEN THERE ISN'T ANY DIFFERENCE.

Posted by: Ben Rothlessburger at May 27, 2018 01:37 PM (cY3LT)

214 >>Pro Tip : Wet Rub.

That comes after the bbq.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 01:37 PM (/tuJf)

215 As usual, the truth is sometimes more complex than a lawyers questions allow you to say. I see now what he was trying to get me to say/prevent me from saying.

Of course. That's his job. He doesn't want the truth; he wants the answer that will support his case. The idea in deposition is (I understand) to provide as little information as possible. Deposition, I've been informed, is just a ticket to get to testify. If you got into the whole complex truth, as opposed to just answering the question as asked, the opposing lawyer could craft his cross examination of you with greater precision in light of your more complete answer. So by NOT getting into the whole complex truth, you're in a better position.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 01:37 PM (YqDXo)

216 Well, made it 75 years. Hope to make it another year.

Posted by: Ronster at May 27, 2018 01:39 PM (ytqQG)

217 Thanks for the answers about testifying.

Jury trial btw.

I guess I'll find out soon enough if I should in fact be put in charge of taking a nap. Not really looking forward to this at all.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 27, 2018 01:39 PM (PvKHZ)

218 No Nukes!
Gay Rights!
Pro-Choice!
Save the Whales!
Honk if you love Jesus!

Posted by: pogomip at May 27, 2018 01:40 PM (qmxp5)

219

Never once have I EVER doubted this country. Nor will I.
As has frequently been noted, this is the most exceptional country on the planet, populated by an extraordinary people.
We got here by virtue of adherence to the finest political system extant.

In our growth, we have prevailed over some dire circumstances and I am unshaken in my belief that we will prevail in this one.

Because of WHO we are.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 27, 2018 01:40 PM (S/hVx)

220 Never once have I EVER doubted this country. Nor will I.
As has frequently been noted, this is the most exceptional country on the planet, populated by an extraordinary people.
We got here by virtue of adherence to the finest political system extant.

In our growth, we have prevailed over some dire circumstances and I am unshaken in my belief that we will prevail in this one.

Because of WHO we are.
Posted by: irongrampa at May 27, 2018 01:40 PM (S/hVx)

I mostly agree with you...my only reservation is that we have allowed the left to take over our educational system and brain wash a whole generation of yoots. And that worries me

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 01:42 PM (SjImc)

221 Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 01:26 PM (cY3LT)

On a prosaic note, think of bell bottoms. Or disco. Or leisure suits. Or, now, tattoos. Do you think tattoos will be chic ten years from now? I don't. I think we've already reached Peak Tattoo. (At least, I hope so.)
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 01:33 PM (YqDXo)


I want to be an optimist. I really do, but everything you mentioned, all those trends in the pop culture... generally they get replaced by something even worse. As each of them are, indeed, progressions toward tattoos and scruffy beards and trendy beers.

Every time I find myself having the urge to say "well, I'm glad that's over, what comes next can't possibly be worse," the universe responds "hold my beer."

Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 01:42 PM (cY3LT)

222 Posted by: CMU VET at May 27, 2018 01:35 PM (C+wjz)

Absolutely this!

Posted by: Infidel at May 27, 2018 01:42 PM (LBSeG)

223 217 Thanks for the answers about testifying.

Jury trial btw.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 27, 2018 01:39 PM (PvKHZ)


FWIW, I understand testifying is actually easier than getting deposed. Depositions can be free-ranging, and the lawyer can get aggressive if he wants, to see how you'll react.

In a courtroom I suspect he is likely to be less aggressive, because going after you aggressively will put off the jury and engender their sympathy for you.

Also the issues are teed up more in the courtroom proceedings, and so (I understand) the festivities are more circumscribed in scope.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 01:43 PM (YqDXo)

224 "what comes next can't possibly be worse"

Burt. Do you like ...fish?

Posted by: Flipper at May 27, 2018 01:45 PM (UdKB7)

225 185 Got home just in time to see Danica crash.



Posted by: golfman at May 27, 2018 01:24 PM (If3tB)


I hope she's OK.

She may not be the best race car driver in the world, but I would hit that like the hammer of Thor.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2018 01:45 PM (sdi6R)

226 218
No Nukes!

Gay Rights!

Pro-Choice!

Save the Whales!

Honk if you love Jesus!

Posted by: pogomip at May 27, 2018 01:40 PM (qmxp5)

What no love for Tibetans?
Free Tibet!COEXIST!Air Force Bake Sales!

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at May 27, 2018 01:46 PM (DxWUs)

227 This rain is really harshing my bbq plans.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 01:34 PM


You're missing the worst of it. Which I happened to be driving around in this morning. National Weather Alert something or other coming through the radio/bluetooth phone connection.

Something interesting I noticed, all the new areas of development had no issues, but the 'old' sections of highways had nearly a foot of water across them. Drove past a lot of retaining basins in new developments absolutely filled to the brim.

I like 'good' zoning/development laws. They're not all good, but when it comes to flood control and living in the #2 state for flood damage, it's one time when government actually works.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at May 27, 2018 01:46 PM (LOgQ4)

228 It's official, the Han Soylo picture is a bomb.

Sub 100m opening in the US. and only earned 10m in China.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 27, 2018 01:47 PM (UfMVm)

229 If Trump goes to Korea, he better take Present Obama with him to make this work !!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at May 27, 2018 12:25 PM (qM84C)
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Mary, you are so right.
He could give Obama to Kim as a present.
He and Kim could sit around drinking and
eating dog and have a gay old time.

Kim would like a new toy.

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2018 01:49 PM (Vi3+d)

230 It's official, the Han Soylo picture is a bomb.

Sub 100m opening in the US. and only earned 10m in China.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 27, 2018 01:47 PM (UfMVm)


China's greatest sin over the past 20 years has been buying our movies, and thus being almost entirely responsible for the rot that is American cinema.

Well, that and all the predatory sex pervs running the place.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 01:51 PM (cY3LT)

231 165----
So I'm all for the not sitting on one's hands thing. I just don't expect it's going to work.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 01:16 PM (cY3LT)
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THIS.

When my son was ten he played in a baseball tournament that did not have a slaughter-rule until after 5 innings. At the end of the 1st inning his team was down 11-0. Ten errors.
The starting pitcher (and a couple of other 'stars') left in disgust and my son took over.

I was amazed. The kid acted like the score was tied or something. Or did he care? He was just out there doing his best and then rallying his teammates to cheer up and focus.

Of course they lost (16-3) but it was an inspiring performance.

If nothing else, I want to be like those little whipper-snappers, not like the 'stars' who gave up.


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 27, 2018 01:52 PM (0jtPF)

232 I hope she's OK.

She may not be the best race car driver in the world, but I would hit that like the hammer of Thor.
Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2018 01:45 PM (sdi6R).

Appeared to be.

Disappointed and almost gracious here at the end.

Posted by: golfman at May 27, 2018 01:53 PM (If3tB)

233 Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said he sees no evidence to support President Trumps claims that the FBI used an informant to gather information on his campaign, but that instead the federal probe was focused on individuals with a history of links to Russia that were concerning.

???

LIttle marco vying to inherit McShit's title when they admit he has died? What a little cock sucker.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 01:54 PM (SjImc)

234 Anyone remember Ban-Lon?

Good stuff....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 27, 2018 01:54 PM (EoRCO)

235 LIttle marco vying to inherit McShit's title when they admit he has died?
He knows he's lost the conservative vote forever. His only chance is to tack to the center / left. If he doesn't, he'll have to find a real job.

Posted by: pep at May 27, 2018 01:55 PM (LAe3v)

236 LIttle marco vying to inherit McShit's title when they admit he has died? What a little cock sucker.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 01:54 PM (SjImc)

He's been practicing since he was in 7th grade.

Co-worker has a good friend in FLA who has met him more than once. Says Little Marco oozes slime and sleeze.

Posted by: golfman at May 27, 2018 01:56 PM (If3tB)

237 So maybe someone could give me the take on SOLO?. Is it so bad because they feminized Solo or that the character Billy Dee Williams played is now bisexual or other PCness? I asked because my son asked about this film and I knew nothing about it other than many people here didn't see it or didn't want to.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 01:56 PM (vw6r3)

238 When my son was ten he played in a baseball tournament that did not have a slaughter-rule until after 5 innings. At the end of the 1st inning his team was down 11-0. Ten errors.
The starting pitcher (and a couple of other 'stars') left in disgust and my son took over.

I was amazed. The kid acted like the score was tied or something. Or did he care? He was just out there doing his best and then rallying his teammates to cheer up and focus.

Of course they lost (16-3) but it was an inspiring performance.

If nothing else, I want to be like those little whipper-snappers, not like the 'stars' who gave up.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 27, 2018 01:52 PM (0jtPF)


We had a game like that in the geezers' league. We were down 11-0 in the bottom of the first. Our pitchers couldn't miss a bat, then couldn't hit the strike zone, then guys started making errors. Absolutely everything that could go wrong, did go wrong.

But we didn't lose heart, didn't bitch at each other, just stayed calm and played our game. We chipped away, chipped away, until (modesty prohibits) the tying run was driven in in the seventh inning as the other team felt the lead slipping through their fingers like sand, and they began to freak, their earlier grins turning to tightness and pressing.

We ended up winning the game.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 01:57 PM (YqDXo)

239 LIttle marco vying to inherit McShit's title when they admit he has died? What a little cock sucker.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 01:54 PM


He's in a race with Arizona Senator Flake who was on Meet the Press. What a svcker of coke he is.

In fact, I suspect the two back-stabbers have aspirations of a primary challenge to Trump. You heard it here first.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at May 27, 2018 01:58 PM (LOgQ4)

240 >>Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said he sees no evidence to support President Trumps claims that the FBI used an informant to gather information on his campaign, but that instead the federal probe was focused on individuals with a history of links to Russia that were concerning

It's so obvious at this point what happened you either have to be dumb as a post or lying to say something like this. In this particular case I'm not ruling out both.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 01:58 PM (/tuJf)

241 So, I gather this is some sort of movie about some sort of Space Onanist?

Posted by: garrett at May 27, 2018 01:58 PM (kFila)

242 If nothing else, I want to be like those little whipper-snappers, not like the 'stars' who gave up.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 27, 2018 01:52 PM (0jtPF)


Goes to character. You did a good job raising him.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 01:58 PM (YqDXo)

243 Someone owns Marco.

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2018 02:01 PM (Vi3+d)

244 Flake is just plain nuts. I've never seen anyone self-immolate the way he has, and I include Buddhist monks and nutcase enviros in that statement.

Posted by: pep at May 27, 2018 02:01 PM (LAe3v)

245 Heck, Danica could probably teach me a thing or two about driving. I wouldn't mind taking a driving lesson from her.

Posted by: rickl at May 27, 2018 02:01 PM (sdi6R)

246 Someone owns Marco.
Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2018 02:01 PM (Vi3+d)

Small Investment

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 02:01 PM (SjImc)

247
Someone owns Marco.
Posted by: gNewt


Sucker of Koch?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 27, 2018 02:02 PM (IqV8l)

248 Marco is shallow but clever and glib.
He knows how to get media attention.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 27, 2018 02:02 PM (0jtPF)

249 I wouldn't mind taking a driving lesson from her.
She does have a certain...tautness

Posted by: pep at May 27, 2018 02:02 PM (LAe3v)

250 In fact, I suspect the two back-stabbers have aspirations of a primary challenge to Trump. You heard it here first.

Flake's done in AZ. His next job will be lobbyist or the "Republican" commentator on a left-leaning network. If he thinks he can use his failed single term in the Senate to launch a presidential campaign, then he has far greater delusions of adequacy than anyone realized.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 27, 2018 02:03 PM (IcT7t)

251 Are many people in Marco's district really on board with the NeverTrumper POV. Is this a winning election strategy for him?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 02:03 PM (vw6r3)

252 If nothing else, I want to be like those little whipper-snappers, not like the 'stars' who gave up.

=====

That kind of thing can ruin your personal stats -- which is apparently a big part of the professional coaching some kids get.

Kidlet's team didn't win for years, until they finally started working as a team and not gaming stats for stars. Funnily enough, their last year they actually won the local league because they were all working so smoothly together. Losing team filed a complaint because we 'came out of nowhere and stole it'.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2018 02:04 PM (MIKMs)

253 Someone owns Marco.

It was a short sale.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 27, 2018 02:04 PM (IcT7t)

254 Mario Batalis three Las Vegas Strip restaurants will shut down July 27, officials said Friday, as the celebrity chef faces sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women.

300 People will be out of work

I am sure the 300 people out of work are thrilled social justice has been done?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 02:05 PM (SjImc)

255 There are lots of # Nevers who need to go

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 02:06 PM (aC6Sd)

256 And the Little Beast is at it again.

Chelsea Clinton Calls For Brits To Protest Trump In UK, Says He 'Degrades What It Means To Be An American'

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 27, 2018 02:06 PM (+y/Ru)

257 Are many people in Marco's district really on board with the NeverTrumper POV. Is this a winning election strategy for him?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 02:03 PM (vw6r3)

It's Florida man.

Posted by: golfman at May 27, 2018 02:07 PM (If3tB)

258 >>I am sure the 300 people out of work are thrilled social justice has been done?


Fuck Them.

Posted by: Mario Batali's Ficus at May 27, 2018 02:07 PM (kFila)

259 19 "My daughter is looking for a summer job. She's a millennial so she's hoping to find part-time work as a CEO."


Has she tried the FBI? I hear they're looking for a new Director.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 27, 2018 12:08 PM (9BLnV)


You are probably not far off, assuming thr tweet is sincere - she witnessed eight years of the degenerate Obamao administration and see for herself how people with no measurable success in their background were put into some of the highest levels. That is not a new phenomenon. People for generations have bent sending kids to Ivy League schools for the sole purpose of getting them connected to walk into executive positions with no experience. But it's all good because the Big Club knows that the staffers are competent and will keep the college drinking buddy afloat.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 27, 2018 02:08 PM (2rRKu)

260 Anybody watch Ken Burns Vietnam? My dad had 5 tours over there (Army Green Beret Special Forces). Will it be rage stroke inducing? Does he even try to tell all sides? Ive always have taken this time to reflect along with my siblings.

Any info will be appreciated. And I hope all those who served and their families have a peaceful Memorial Day weekend.

Posted by: Pickles at May 27, 2018 02:08 PM (+RTFM)

261 I can't even smell Meatballs without having flashbacks.

Posted by: Mario Batali's Ficus at May 27, 2018 02:08 PM (kFila)

262 >>Chelsea Clinton Calls For Brits To Protest Trump In UK, Says He 'Degrades What It Means To Be An American'

Kind of ironic given that it was British spies who helped launch the Trump/Russia collusion crap.

I gave up caring what the Brits think about America a couple hundred years ago.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 02:09 PM (/tuJf)

263 Somebody fell asleep and hit a wall or something.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 27, 2018 02:09 PM (RuIsu)

264 TheLibertyDaily.com has a top lede calling Bill Clinton a serial rapist.

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2018 02:09 PM (Vi3+d)

265 And..

Looks like that chopper did such a good job, they could have let the boat out with the troops IN it.

Posted by: golfman at May 27, 2018 02:09 PM (If3tB)

266 260 probably, only watched 2 episodes and it was enough for me.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 02:10 PM (aC6Sd)

267 Flake's done in AZ. His next job will be lobbyist or the "Republican" commentator on a left-leaning network. If he thinks he can use his failed single term in the Senate to launch a presidential campaign, then he has far greater delusions of adequacy than anyone realized.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned


The 'Meet the Press' interviewer asked him of his presidential aspirations, which Flake didn't outright deny. The follow-up question, "Running for which party?"

Which made me smirk and lol.

Just then the wife walked in the room, and asked why, and I pointed out the screen, which said, Senator Flake (R-Arizona). I told her the 'R' behind his name was an outright lie.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at May 27, 2018 02:10 PM (LOgQ4)

268 "Anybody watch Ken Burns Vietnam? "

Yes. Watch it.
It is true there are times when the politics slant leftward, but watch it anyway with that in mind.

Posted by: navybrat at May 27, 2018 02:10 PM (w7KSn)

269 Mario Batalis three Las Vegas Strip restaurants will shut down July 27, officials said Friday, as the celebrity chef faces sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women.

300 People will be out of work
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 02:05 PM (SjImc)


At first, I read that as "300 people will be out of pork".

Then I realized that's not entirely inaccurate either.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 02:10 PM (fZuhk)

270 golphman - thought that same exact thing

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 02:11 PM (aC6Sd)

271 Anybody watch Ken Burns Vietnam? My dad had 5 tours over there (Army Green Beret Special Forces). Will it be rage stroke inducing? Does he even try to tell all sides? Ive always have taken this time to reflect along with my siblings.

Any info will be appreciated. And I hope all those who served and their families have a peaceful Memorial Day weekend.
Posted by: Pickles at May 27, 2018 02:08 PM (+RTFM)

Haven't seen it in years. And at that time I was less sensitive to the left wing narrative. But I suspect you might want to miss it. I do not watch anything of his anymore, even the MLB stuff. I hate the little fucker...But hey that's just me. And G-D Bless you Dad

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 02:11 PM (SjImc)

272 No matter what Chelsea Hubbell says, she looks bad sayin' it.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 27, 2018 02:11 PM (RuIsu)

273 Got home just in time to see Danica crash.


Parking is HARD!

-
They really should eliminate the parallel parking competition as too dangerous.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 27, 2018 02:11 PM (+y/Ru)

274 You know...

for once in my life I don't feel so bad.

Posted by: Brett Farve's Crocs at May 27, 2018 02:13 PM (kFila)

275 Well if nothing else Trump has brought out the anti-American in Leftists, and they made fun of Rush when he said he wanted Barak to fail.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 02:13 PM (aC6Sd)

276 That kind of thing can ruin your personal stats -- which is apparently a big part of the professional coaching some kids get.

Two must-see videos in this context:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqvZXV2hzIA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFy3FiF7bqo

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 02:14 PM (YqDXo)

277 Posted by: golfman at May 27, 2018 02:07 PM (If3tB)

I don't know what that means other than they have a lot of people who are transplants from northern States and people from Cuba- that letter of which I wouldn't think would that big of a demographic that were NeverTrumpers.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 02:15 PM (vw6r3)

278 275 cont.
And they are actively protesting America in foreign countries

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 02:15 PM (aC6Sd)

279 273
I think that the parallel parking competition should be based on precision alone, not precision and time to apply makeup AND park!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 27, 2018 02:15 PM (n9EOP)

280 I had no idea Milton Friedman could fly a chopper like that.

Posted by: garrett at May 27, 2018 02:15 PM (kFila)

281 271 Anybody watch Ken Burns Vietnam? My dad had 5 tours over there (Army Green Beret Special Forces). Will it be rage stroke inducing? Does he even try to tell all sides? Ive always have taken this time to reflect along with my siblings.


Yes and it was rage producing... Husband, a vet from Nam' was not terribly happy with it... Some was good but most had a leftest slant like Burns does with all his work

Posted by: It's me donna at May 27, 2018 02:16 PM (O2RFr)

282 238---We ended up winning the game.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 01:57 PM
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Too sweet! And yes, it CAN happen--- but can only happen if you keep trying.

But even if there had been an oracle from on high that said You Will Not Win, even if a victory was KNOWN to be impossible, the question still remains. How will you play?

I am not convinced America will win, not by a long shot.
But I am more and more convinced that America will fight.



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 27, 2018 02:16 PM (0jtPF)

283 The UK isn't what it used to be. Just like US, open borders, too much immigration, a mosaic instead of a melting pot has made sure that there is no average Brit. We are on that track too.
At the grocery store, some Viet Nam vets were collecting money and some of our local high schoolers were pretty rude. "Why should we give a damn about imperialist killers?" I told them without our vets their parents would not have had a nice country to immigrate to and instead of driving daddy's beamer they'd have been back in the communist shit hole that their parents left.
Our skools also bring about this stupidity.

I am sure the londonistanistas love them some Chelsea

Posted by: CN at May 27, 2018 02:16 PM (5gaNQ)

284 Anybody watch Ken Burns Vietnam? My dad had 5 tours over there (Army Green Beret Special Forces). Will it be rage stroke inducing? Does he even try to tell all sides? Ive always have taken this time to reflect along with my siblings.

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I've seen only the first third. It definitely tilts left but, so far, I would say that it is generally accurate. It doesn't downplay the U.S. military man's courage, skill, or sacrifice. It makes JFK and LBJ look like dishonest buffoons. (Quite a stretch, huh?) The most infuriating part is the worship of the journalists. I was amused by Johnson calling CBS News the Communist Broadcasting System.

I'd say it was worth a watch.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 27, 2018 02:19 PM (+y/Ru)

285 >>I am sure the londonistanistas love them some Chelsea


There's only so much Grooming will do.

Posted by: London Rape Cabal at May 27, 2018 02:19 PM (kFila)

286 285: All cats are the same in the dark

Posted by: CN at May 27, 2018 02:20 PM (5gaNQ)

287 Too sweet! And yes, it CAN happen--- but can only happen if you keep trying.

But even if there had been an oracle from on high that said You Will Not Win, even if a victory was KNOWN to be impossible, the question still remains. How will you play?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 27, 2018 02:16 PM (0jtPF)


Yep, it was the most amazing comeback I've ever been involved with.

But as I said, it goes to character. Perseverance in the face of apparently insuperable odds is a reflection of character.

Also, in the athletic context, it's just sportmanship. You give the other team the best fight you can. If you give up, everybody is bummed. You're obviously bummed, but so is the other team. It's no fun to compete against a quitter.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 02:22 PM (YqDXo)

288 All cats are the same in the dark
Posted by: CN at May 27, 2018 02:20 PM (5gaNQ)

Until your prick get's bitten off

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 02:23 PM (SjImc)

289 Goodness gracious! Thank you DJayG, I am really laughing at the nonsense that I remember all too clearly.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2018 02:23 PM (MIKMs)

290 No matter what Chelsea Hubbell says, she looks bad sayin' it.


*********

A duck-billed platitude

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2018 02:23 PM (mvenn)

291 288: Hannibal mask

Posted by: CN at May 27, 2018 02:24 PM (5gaNQ)

292 So maybe someone could give me the take on SOLO?. Is it so bad because they feminized Solo or that the character Billy Dee Williams played is now bisexual or other PCness? I asked because my son asked about this film and I knew nothing about it other than many people here didn't see it or didn't want to.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 01:56 PM (vw6r3)


Ethan Van Sciver giver a blow by blow review on youtube (with spoilers). He says there was one effective action scene that lasts for about 10 minutes in the middle of the movie (the Kessel run heist). From what I took away, the main problem isn't that Solo is feminized, it's more that he's not really the hero. He's a bumbler, not really the main driver of the action and is upstaged by the female characters such as the shrill L3-37 android, Qi'ra, and Enfys Nest (another case of a 16 year old girl beating up 200 pound, muscular men).

So basically the problems are:
a) the 2h15m movie is boring, except for one 10 minute sequence.

b) It's a liberal bait and switch. People come expecting to see a movie starring a favorite hero of theirs, and instead they get annoying feminist claptrap and the hero is pushed aside and turned into a fifth wheel. As ace observed, they don't want to invent heroes of their own, they want to destroy yours.

c) Lando's outfits get increasingly gayer as the movie progresses. Van Sciver refers to the ship as the Millennium Flamingo.

Review is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-pfBcS6c9Q

The video lasts 1h45m, but the actual review is less than an hour, the remainder is just van Sciver chatting with people on his chat channel.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2018 02:24 PM (/qEW2)

293 The UK isn't what it used to be.

I think Britain is suffering from the Scandi disease, as seen in Sweden and Minnesota, i.e., falling all over themselves to be accepting of the unacceptable, so as not to be seen as racist.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 02:24 PM (YqDXo)

294 Interesting at Yankee Stadium today, 2 of the biggest stars are Japanese and there are Japanese Rising Suns all over the Stadium on Memorial Day Weekend. Just an Observation

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 02:25 PM (SjImc)

295 Chelsea Clinton Calls For Brits To Protest Trump In UK, Says He 'Degrades What It Means To Be An American'
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Chip off the old Bitch.

And who the hell is she to define what it means to be an American?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 27, 2018 02:26 PM (0jtPF)

296 Power line has had a few thoughts on this naming the anti Trump operation Cross Fire Hurricane, from the Stones song lyrics or the movie and wonders who gave that name to it.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 02:27 PM (aC6Sd)

297 I can't be racist because I am part black. But, and this is important, the part of me that is black is my stone-like heart. But that counts, right?

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 02:27 PM (md3fh)

298 293: and they are willing to imprison dissenters, pretty damn ugly. You could stand on the corner and yell Fuck the monarchy, but not Fuck the islamists. A cowardly place

Posted by: CN at May 27, 2018 02:27 PM (5gaNQ)

299 289 Goodness gracious! Thank you DJayG, I am really laughing at the nonsense that I remember all too clearly.
Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2018 02:23 PM (MIKMs)


Glad you liked it! Domingo Ayala is a treasure. He's a coach right near me (and obviously is/was a talented ballplayer, as is apparent when you see him throwing, running, or hitting), and isn't even Hispanic, despite perfectly catching the Hispanic ballplayer accent and demeanor.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 02:27 PM (YqDXo)

300 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2018 02:24 PM (/qEW2)

Thanks; That's helpful. Millennium Flamingo. HA!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 02:27 PM (vw6r3)

301 RINO McCain Stooge Jeff Flake: I 'Haven't Ruled Out' Running Against Trump

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Bambi v. Godzilla

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 27, 2018 02:28 PM (+y/Ru)

302 Chelsea Clinton Calls For Brits To Protest Trump In UK, Says He 'Degrades What It Means To Be An American'

Is she there for the Epsom Derby? As a contestant, I mean?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 02:29 PM (YqDXo)

303 @294
Glad ( and relieved ) my Dad can't see that. He'd indeed go postal I'm thinking.

He incurred a justified hatred of all things Japanese that never left him.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 27, 2018 02:29 PM (S/hVx)

304 302: Kerry's daughter will wipe the floor with her

Posted by: CN at May 27, 2018 02:29 PM (5gaNQ)

305 Glad ( and relieved ) my Dad can't see that. He'd indeed go postal I'm thinking.

He incurred a justified hatred of all things Japanese that never left him.
Posted by: irongrampa at May 27, 2018 02:29 PM (S/hVx)

Yeah my Dad did also for many years...he mellowed later in life...I think partially because I bought a Honda and he liked driving it. LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 02:30 PM (SjImc)

306 Spec cars all losing it in the corners in similiar manner.

Posted by: BluesFish at May 27, 2018 02:31 PM (L9XjK)

307 >>Power line has had a few thoughts on this naming the anti Trump operation Cross Fire Hurricane, from the Stones song lyrics or the movie and wonders who gave that name to it.

Lee Smith, who has done some brilliant research on this scandal, has a theory. He thinks that Cross Fire Hurricane came from a movie done by Penny Marshall called Jumpin' Jack Flash where Whoopi Goldberg helped a British spy being chased by Russian agents.

Sounds logical

https://tinyurl.com/y7prl9cu

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 02:31 PM (/tuJf)

308 Looks like McLame is gonna leave his backstabbing weasel costume to widdle Marco in his will. Good fit, stumpy

Posted by: REDACTED at May 27, 2018 02:33 PM (Ymy4N)

309 This cheered me up. Michael Goodwin-of the NY Post-who obviously voted for Trump-even though he doesn't always like the way Trump approaches things- gives his view on "The Nightmare that Could Have Been" in a Hillary presidency. Everyday I thank God for giving us Trump instead of Hillary before I pray for the safety of Trump and his family:

https://tinyurl.com/yawffrlb

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 02:34 PM (vw6r3)

310 Someone owns Marco.
Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2018 02:01 PM (Vi3+d)


For which of the GOPe is that not the case? I wish the FBI would wiretap these guys and get the dirt on them for a change.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 27, 2018 02:34 PM (/qEW2)

311 Smell My Finger.


...that's not Chervil.

Posted by: Mario Batali at May 27, 2018 02:35 PM (kFila)

312 "Angela Davis talked about established Grievance
Studies departments as a sinecure for training future generations of
Communist agitators. She said it in almost that many words.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

yeah, and I doubt if she scripted that. The Soviets engineered the thang ... I think they funded it as well. The "march through the institutions" and the networks coverage of it were coordinated enemy action, imo.

Perhaps Angela was just useful, and loved the attention. The new version is young Nazi Hogg ... getting results cuz he is such a braver fascist, or because he has institutional backing behind the scenes?

Posted by: illiniwek at May 27, 2018 02:35 PM (bT8Z4)

313 306
Spec cars all losing it in the corners in similiar manner.


Posted by: BluesFish at May 27, 2018 02:31 PM (L9XjK)

New design and aero setup, it is wreaking havoc with the drivers especially when the tires start to show wear after 20 some odd laps. The new SAFER barriers are really getting a workout as is the towtruck and the infield care center medics.

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at May 27, 2018 02:35 PM (DxWUs)

314 Deplorable Jay Guevara

Domingo Ayala is pretty entertaining. Thanks. I watched some of his videos and gained some knowledge.

Our High School baseball team won the first state round in thrilling fashion, in extra innings, then lost to the eventual state 3A baseball champion.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 27, 2018 02:35 PM (hyuyC)

315 310: And I would expand that to the pols of the EU and Canada as well (OK, Justin could just be an asshole without the bribes)

Posted by: CN at May 27, 2018 02:36 PM (5gaNQ)

316 294---Interesting at Yankee Stadium today, 2 of the biggest stars are Japanese and there are Japanese Rising Suns all over the Stadium on Memorial Day Weekend. Just an Observation
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 02:25 PM (SjImc)
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Heh.
I noticed that too and was a trifle... disturbed.

And then it occurred to me that, no matter how the Left tries to deny it, the sacrifices our men made truly made the whole world, not just the US, a better place.

Japan is largely a force for good now --- because of the American military. Yeah, we saved the US from Japan and much of Asia from Japan. But we also saved Japan from Japan.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 27, 2018 02:36 PM (0jtPF)

317 Little Dondi Marco is owned by Hair Club For Men. They want to go international.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2018 02:36 PM (MIKMs)

318 >>Sounds logical


In so many ways, this is The Story of Loretta Lynch.

Posted by: garrett at May 27, 2018 02:36 PM (kFila)

319 Thanks Horde. I appreciate the feedback.

Posted by: Pickles at May 27, 2018 02:37 PM (H4GNL)

320 310 Someone owns Marco.
Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2018 02:01 PM (Vi3+d)

Marco was owned the first time he cruised Wash ave in assless chaps

Posted by: REDACTED at May 27, 2018 02:37 PM (Ymy4N)

321 320: Get the brain bleach! Such an image

Posted by: CN at May 27, 2018 02:39 PM (5gaNQ)

322 In other news, LUCKY LINDY MADE IT!!!

Two Decades Too Late, Chuck Todd and Jake Tapper Rail Against Democrat Rapist Bill Clinton for Ruining' Monica Lewinsky's Life, Ignore Rapes, Sexual Assault of Other Women

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 27, 2018 02:40 PM (+y/Ru)

323 Japan is largely a force for good now --- because of the American military. Yeah, we saved the US from Japan and much of Asia from Japan. But we also saved Japan from Japan.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 27, 2018 02:36 PM (0jtPF)

Yup. Great Point

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 02:40 PM (SjImc)

324 @292

That and apparently they screw around with things unceasarrily

** SPOILERS **


Solo is not his name but a nickname, he only goes by Han and is a loner so an imperial gives calls him Han the loaner who goes solo. HAR HAR HAR

Also he doesn't do the Kessel run in under 12 parsecs but sort of rounds down. HEE HEE HEE.


Hollywood people are a bunch of no talent ass clowns.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 27, 2018 02:40 PM (UfMVm)

325 Mario Batalis three Las Vegas Strip restaurants will shut down July 27, officials said Friday, as the celebrity chef faces sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women.

300 People will be out of work

I am sure the 300 people out of work are thrilled social justice has been done?

Screw that Tip stealing piece of crap.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at May 27, 2018 02:41 PM (dKiJG)

326 Perhaps Angela was just useful, and loved the attention. The new version is young Nazi Hogg ... getting results cuz he is such a braver fascist, or because he has institutional backing behind the scenes?
Posted by: illiniwek at May 27, 2018 02:35 PM (bT8Z4)


Her commitment isn't that superficial. She's utterly committed to the Communist cause, and totally prepared to do anything - and I mean ANYTHING - to advance.

I have no doubt whatsoever she was involved in the Marin County Courthouse shootout up to her ridiculous Afro. She's a dusky version of Irma Grese.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 02:41 PM (YqDXo)

327 322: I wonder why they are piping up now? Because Clinton is out of office and can't be removed and they want to use this against PDT, or because they think the shit might finally hit the CLinton fan?

Posted by: CN at May 27, 2018 02:42 PM (5gaNQ)

328 "Angela Davis talked about established Grievance
Studies departments as a sinecure for training future generations of
Communist agitators. She said it in almost that many words.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

yeah, and I doubt if she scripted that. The Soviets engineered the thang ... I think they funded it as well. The "march through the institutions" and the networks coverage of it were coordinated enemy action, imo.

Perhaps Angela was just useful, and loved the attention. The new version is young Nazi Hogg ... getting results cuz he is such a braver fascist, or because he has institutional backing behind the scenes?

Posted by: illiniwek at May 27, 2018 02:35 PM (bT8Z4)
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Always thought of the communists as clumsy however upon reflection they are clever and smart in these matters.

a._The Americans, a TV series is an eye opener.

b._It's a good thing they are not as skilled at fabrication as they are at subterfuge.

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2018 02:43 PM (Vi3+d)

329 Japan is largely a force for good now --- because of the American military. Yeah, we saved the US from Japan and much of Asia from Japan. But we also saved Japan from Japan.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 27, 2018 02:36 PM (0jtPF)


Yep, nation-building worked there. Of course, the Japanese are worth a crap, unlike the other countries where we tried nation-building.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 02:43 PM (YqDXo)

330 I can't be racist because I am part black. But, and this is important, the part of me that is black is my stone-like heart. But that counts, right?

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Uhhh, which part of you is black?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at May 27, 2018 02:43 PM (+y/Ru)

331 I'm painting and reading along, but also listening to YouTube. Here what was last up, Victory At Sea
https://youtu.be/x3dwsRSA6KE

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 02:43 PM (aC6Sd)

332 yeah, and I doubt if she scripted that. The Soviets engineered the thang ... I think they funded it as well. The "march through the institutions" and the networks coverage of it were coordinated enemy action, imo.

I'm sure that that's right.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 02:44 PM (YqDXo)

333
Where's the gum thread?

Posted by: Toothless Geezer at May 27, 2018 02:44 PM (YH519)

334 Yep, nation-building worked there. Of course, the Japanese are worth a crap, unlike the other countries where we tried nation-building.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 02:43 PM (YqDXo)

Well dropping 2 nukes on them helped...I would not mind trying a little experiment. Let's drop a few on Iraq iran and Syria and then try nation building there? Ready to give it a go Joe?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 02:45 PM (SjImc)

335 Weak tires and not enough down force in the rear wing. meh. It's called racing. You do what you can with what you have available.

Posted by: Fritz at May 27, 2018 02:46 PM (J7XgW)

336 Brian Kiley: If your daughter is as white as you, she'll need to buy some spray-on tan, get some weaves from Rachel Dolezal, change her name to Kinesha, and load up her resume' with crap about "social justice" in order to qualify for a summer CEO job with some "woke" corporation.

As an ordinary white girl, she won't be considered for any position, except the groveling position of apologizing for all her "white privilege."

Posted by: Random commenter at May 27, 2018 02:46 PM (fqUgw)

337 Mario Batalis three Las Vegas Strip restaurants will shut down July 27, officials said Friday, as the celebrity chef faces sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women.

300 People will be out of work

I am sure the 300 people out of work are thrilled social justice has been done?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 02:05 PM (SjImc)

Battali was yet another leftist asshole that screamed about Trump being indecent, trying to cover for his own sexual harassment of his employees. A "feminist" who surrounded himself with women was predictably cover for a predator surrounding himself with prey. Couldn't have happened to a nicer man.

As much as it may suck for the employees, turnover is very high in the restaurant industry, so this isn't something they are going to be unprepared for.

Posted by: Sjg at May 27, 2018 02:47 PM (gDSJf)

338 Always thought of the communists as clumsy however upon reflection they are clever and smart in these matters.

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2018 02:43 PM (Vi3+d)


Paradoxically, they're both. They're ingenious and indefatigable in subversion in their pursuit of power, but once they achieve it, they're like Laurel and Hardy trying to paint out of the same bucket. They're like a dog chasing his tail, but having no idea what to do once he's caught it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 02:48 PM (YqDXo)

339 The good thing about not doing Twitter-among other good things-is that I know that Chelsea will get lambasted by other Twitter users for her stupid comment so that I don't have to.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 02:48 PM (vw6r3)

340 "We haven't won yet but for the first time in a very long time we are on offense and yes, we are winning."

Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 27, 2018 02:49 PM (pV/54)

341 Read today that the voters in California are down on the highspeed rail. (31% support it, mostly in SF and LA) But Gavin Newsom is now for it. Cost is up to 77.3 billion. Final cost is anyone's guess. Costs grow at about a billion a month or so. Get on board!!!

Posted by: Colin at May 27, 2018 02:51 PM (vgow2)

342 Yep, nation-building worked there. Of course, the Japanese are worth a crap, unlike the other countries where we tried nation-building.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity
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If Bush had turned Iraq over to the military and kept the Jags and bureaucrats out Iraq would be a decent nation today.

It may not be a democracy but it would be a nation with a fair rule of law and a viable ally.

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2018 02:52 PM (Vi3+d)

343 Why was Angela Davis back in the U.S. from Cuba? Did Obama pardon her?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 02:54 PM (vw6r3)

344 Yep, nation-building worked there. Of course, the Japanese are worth a crap, unlike the other countries where we tried nation-building.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 02:43 PM (YqDXo)

Two key things to post WWII nation building success, imo.

A completely defeated enemy that totally capitulated, citizens included (unlike say post-WWI Germany where the military surrendered, but the civilians didn't feel defeated since the front lines were still on French soil). Without this the population is still going to be very attached to their pre-war mentality and desire or be easily convinced to return to that status quo.

A common enemy or some other easily understandable, strong incentive to mutual cooperation. The USSR was the big thing here. West Germany had no intention of being subjects of Moscow and Japan was not willing to let the Soviets grab up large pieces of it's territory.

Posted by: Sjg at May 27, 2018 02:54 PM (gDSJf)

345 Yep, nation-building worked there. Of course, the Japanese are worth a crap, unlike the other countries where we tried nation-building.

Yup, sure glad we saved them from panty sniffing, tentacle porn and anime.

Posted by: Infidel at May 27, 2018 02:56 PM (LBSeG)

346 Iraq was never going to be a functioning democracy. Saddam ran a Sunni-dominated government in a Shia-majority country with a side order of Kurd. It only worked with strong-arm tactics.

I said at the time of the invasion that it would go the way of Yugoslavia.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 27, 2018 02:56 PM (pV/54)

347 Well dropping 2 nukes on them helped...I would not mind trying a little experiment. Let's drop a few on Iraq iran and Syria and then try nation building there? Ready to give it a go Joe?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 02:45 PM (SjImc)


Definitely worth a shot.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 02:56 PM (YqDXo)

348 Free Tommy Robinson.

Posted by: outraged at May 27, 2018 02:57 PM (xSghw)

349 Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 02:45 PM (SjImc)

I think I really need a subscription to the NGU Newsletter!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 27, 2018 02:57 PM (n9EOP)

350 I saw that Truck Drivers in Iran went on Strike

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at May 27, 2018 02:58 PM (dKiJG)

351 343 Why was Angela Davis back in the U.S. from Cuba? Did Obama pardon her?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 02:54 PM (vw6r3)


She's been in the US forever; she just visited Cuba. She is (or at least was) a "distinguished" professor at UC Santa Cruz for a long time. /spit

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 02:59 PM (YqDXo)

352
Why was Angela Davis back in the U.S. from Cuba? Did Obama pardon her? Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 02:54 PM (vw6r3)
=====

Pretty sure Angela D has been safely ensconced in the CA University system for many years now. I think it is Chesimard the cop-killer who lives in Cuba.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2018 02:59 PM (MIKMs)

353 Bar fight!

https://youtu.be/mYP-2UCS5nY

NSFW

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at May 27, 2018 02:59 PM (+y/Ru)

354 >>If Bush had turned Iraq over to the military and kept the Jags and bureaucrats out Iraq would be a decent nation today.

We stayed in Japan until the job was done. Obama pulled us out of Iraq for purely political reasons and well before the job was done.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 02:59 PM (/tuJf)

355 312 "Angela Davis talked about established Grievance
Studies departments as a sinecure for training future generations of
Communist agitators. She said it in almost that many words.

---

The Soviet/Comintern-created subversive movements in the West continue on under their own power. Although the Russians still organize similar more limited things such as the antifracking movement and general routine attempts to discredit our elections and institutions, they seem to be genuinely disgusted by some the modern day consequences of the old subversion programs, such as flooding Europe with Muslims.

It's like the episode of Star Trek original series where the ancient weapon was still eating planets long after the ancient war it had been guilt for was over.

(Remember that thing? Looked like a giant ice cream cone.)

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 27, 2018 03:00 PM (YH519)

356
262 >>Chelsea Clinton Calls For Brits To Protest Trump In UK, Says He 'Degrades What It Means To Be An American'

Kind of ironic given that it was British spies who helped launch the Trump/Russia collusion crap.

I gave up caring what the Brits think about America a couple hundred years ago.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 02:09 PM (/tuJf)





Quigley had something to say on that subject.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-r-5kB1Sz0

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 27, 2018 03:00 PM (XWkhW)

357 Not the part you're looking at, Sandra. Go sit on a greased bollard.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 03:00 PM (md3fh)

358 Posted by: mustbequantum at May 27, 2018 02:59 PM (MIKMs)

Sorry; I was confusing Angela Davis with Joanne Chesimard. Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 03:00 PM (vw6r3)

359 built for

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 27, 2018 03:01 PM (YH519)

360 I'm convinced most societies can never be democracies, its the outliers of governments anyway through history.
Soundtrack to Patton
https://youtu.be/LE17XzMao_c

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 03:01 PM (aC6Sd)

361 Sorry; I was confusing Angela Davis with Joanne Chesimard. Thanks.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 03:00 PM (vw6r3)

LOL, I will control myself and not go there.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 03:02 PM (SjImc)

362 (Remember that thing? Looked like a giant ice cream cone.)

Yes, I remember.

Posted by: Commodore Matt Decker at May 27, 2018 03:02 PM (IcT7t)

363 Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 03:02 PM (SjImc)

The mindset is identical, I expect.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 03:03 PM (vw6r3)

364 Dad is supposed to pick me up in 45 min. I'd bet a saw buck, he'll be here in 15.

*sigh*

Posted by: Infidel at May 27, 2018 03:04 PM (LBSeG)

365 Resolved: The Government Should Cut Off All Funding to Colleges and Universities

That debate is great.

Posted by: m at May 27, 2018 03:05 PM (0bRDi)

366 341 Read today that the voters in California are down on the highspeed rail. (31% support it, mostly in SF and LA) But Gavin Newsom is now for it. Cost is up to 77.3 billion. Final cost is anyone's guess. Costs grow at about a billion a month or so. Get on board!!!
Posted by: Colin at May 27, 2018 02:51 PM (vgow2)/i]

The Chowchilla Express. "We'll be in Merced in a jiffy. Hold onto your knickers, this going to be the fastest 20 mile ride you ever had!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 03:05 PM (YqDXo)

367 Unbelievable. My old home laptop has been on it's last legs (I'm using my work laptop since I'm on call this weekend) and I went to Best Buy to get a new one on Friday. I went to pick it up today and after getting it home, I realize it's not the same computer I looked at on the sales floor. This thing has a smaller screen, no separate number keypad and can't accept an internet cable. Now it's too late to go back there because I got Church in a hour. I have to waste my day off tomorrow to deal with this crap.

Posted by: josephistan at May 27, 2018 03:06 PM (ANIFC)

368 LOL, I will control myself and not go there.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 03:02 PM (SjImc)


Attaboy.

Consider it said.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 03:06 PM (YqDXo)

369 Amazon Prime is shit now. Four orders in the last week and three of them were late by at least 2 days. Also, Under Wife ordered something in navy blue, when the slow boat from China arrived it was bright lime yellow. It took a month to get here. Ugh.

and fuck Publix too,


Posted by: Under Fire at May 27, 2018 03:07 PM (r9UYA)

370 Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, called for an end to white men on Sunday morning, saying that their "nature is not in harmony with the nature of God."

-
Yeah, well, God told me that you're a big doo doo head!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 27, 2018 03:07 PM (+y/Ru)

371 Posted by: Colin at May 27, 2018 02:51 PM (vgow2)

Lay back and think of the graft!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 27, 2018 03:07 PM (n9EOP)

372 367 Unbelievable. My old home laptop has been on it's last legs (I'm using my work laptop since I'm on call this weekend) and I went to Best Buy to get a new one on Friday. I went to pick it up today and after getting it home, I realize it's not the same computer I looked at on the sales floor. This thing has a smaller screen, no separate number keypad and can't accept an internet cable. Now it's too late to go back there because I got Church in a hour. I have to waste my day off tomorrow to deal with this crap.
Posted by: josephistan at May 27, 2018 03:06 PM (ANIFC)


Fry's FTW. Much much better than Best Buy.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 03:07 PM (YqDXo)

373
Always thought of the communists as clumsy however upon reflection they are clever and smart in these matters.

Posted by: gNewt at May 27, 2018 02:43 PM (Vi3+d)

Paradoxically, they're both. They're ingenious and indefatigable in subversion in their pursuit of power, but once they achieve it, they're like Laurel and Hardy trying to paint out of the same bucket. They're like a dog chasing his tail, but having no idea what to do once he's caught it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 02:48 PM (YqDXo)







As I've ranted before (y'all are probably getting sick of it), commies don't really care about what the end result is. The socialist utopia they advocate is just the lie that they tell to obscure their real goal. The only thing they care about is destroying Western Civilization, and the joy of shooting a few kneeling Kulaks in the back of the neck.

That's why they get along so well with the mohammedans, they have the same goal of destroying the West. The only real difference is that the mohammedans have a plan for what comes afterwards.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 27, 2018 03:08 PM (XWkhW)

374 Chelsea could tell us how her mothers exoskeleton is working out. From the control center at the Chappaqua mansion, technicians keep her running smoothly most of the time.

Posted by: Colin at May 27, 2018 03:09 PM (vgow2)

375 Fry's FTW. Much much better than Best Buy.

Craig'slist is better than BestBuy.

Posted by: Commodore Matt Decker at May 27, 2018 03:09 PM (IcT7t)

376 372 367 Unbelievable. My old home laptop has been on it's last legs (I'm using my work laptop since I'm on call this weekend) and I went to Best Buy to get a new one on Friday. I went to pick it up today and after getting it home, I realize it's not the same computer I looked at on the sales floor. This thing has a smaller screen, no separate number keypad and can't accept an internet cable. Now it's too late to go back there because I got Church in a hour. I have to waste my day off tomorrow to deal with this crap.
Posted by: josephistan at May 27, 2018 03:06 PM (ANIFC)

Fry's FTW. Much much better than Best Buy.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 03:07 PM (YqDXo)

No Fry's anywhere near me.

Posted by: josephistan at May 27, 2018 03:10 PM (ANIFC)

377 ...and off with the suiciding starship captain sock.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 27, 2018 03:10 PM (IcT7t)

378 The California high speed rail project was clearly never intended to be anything but a money transfer to labor unions and consultants. It isn't even going to be high speed.

It was a ballot initiative in 2008 ($15 billion in startup funding).So was stem cell reseach funding ($3 billion). I voted against both. s expected, the stem cell thing was just as fraudelent and useless as the train.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 27, 2018 03:11 PM (YH519)

379 can't accept an internet cable. Now it's too
late to go back there because I got Church in a hour. I have to waste my
day off tomorrow to deal with this crap.

Posted by: josephistan at May 27, 2018 03:06 PM (ANIFC)



Fry's FTW. Much much better than Best Buy.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara
That doesn't make sense....I didn't think any modern computer didn't have a Ethernet connection. Must be WiFi only?

Posted by: Colin at May 27, 2018 03:12 PM (vgow2)

380 Ah Best Buy. Where fast food workers aspire to work. Last time I was in there the salesman insisted that two obviously different TVs on two different rows were exactly the same.

Posted by: f'd at May 27, 2018 03:12 PM (UdKB7)

381 Fry's FTW. Much much better than Best Buy.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 03:07 PM (YqDXo)

No Fry's anywhere near me.
Posted by: josephistan at May 27, 2018 03:10 PM (ANIFC)


That's a pity. I drive past three Best Buys to get to Fry's. It has all kinds of cool stuff you can't find anywhere else (e.g., electronic components, inter alia), and has a huge cylindrical aquarium in the center of the store, as well as a dining area.

It's kind of fun just to go there, look around, and hang out.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 03:13 PM (YqDXo)

382 Mario Batali has always struck me as gayer than a handbag full of rainbows, wife and kiddies notwithstanding. Maybe it's the lisp, or the bitchiness, or the raptures he goes into, but he does not strike me as a pussy grabber. Now, if it were young men accusing him, that'd be believable.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at May 27, 2018 03:14 PM (2NqXo)

383 "Now, if it were young men accusing him, that'd be believable."

Saucepansexual?

Posted by: f'd at May 27, 2018 03:15 PM (UdKB7)

384 It was a ballot initiative in 2008 ($15 billion in startup funding).So was stem cell reseach funding ($3 billion). I voted against both. s expected, the stem cell thing was just as fraudelent and useless as the train.
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 27, 2018 03:11 PM (YH519)


Both are/were white elephants.

The stem cell thing was especially outrageous. California establishing its own NIH, just to spite W? Oh, and to hand out tax money to favored (read: politically-connected) researchers.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 03:15 PM (YqDXo)

385 That doesn't make sense....I didn't think any modern computer didn't have a Ethernet connection.

That's a negative....many of the new ones don't..You have to buy a USB to Ethernet connector

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 03:16 PM (SjImc)

386 That doesn't make sense....I didn't think any modern computer didn't have a Ethernet connection. Must be WiFi only?
Posted by: Colin at May 27, 2018 03:12 PM (vgow2)


On a laptop? Maybe 50/50. Some of mine have RJ-45 jacks but they haven't been plugged in since I got them.

I use them to store very tiny things.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 03:16 PM (fZuhk)

387 ooh, thunder and rain have finally arrived.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 03:17 PM (qJtVm)

388 Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, called for an end to white men on Sunday morning, saying that their "nature is not in harmony with the nature of God."

So ... what are you planning on doing about it, Lou?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 03:17 PM (YqDXo)

389 thunder and rain have finally arrived.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 03:17 PM (qJtVm)


90° here all day. Mustn't complain I guess

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 03:18 PM (fZuhk)

Posted by: cheryl from Brattleboro, VT at May 27, 2018 03:19 PM (Evws/)

391 If I wanted a new laptop I'd go to newegg or bhphoto and have it in two days. Probably free shiping. No sales tax either.

Posted by: f'd at May 27, 2018 03:20 PM (UdKB7)

392 I think the rain is done here, would be nice if tomorrow morning its clear, last year there wasn't a parade.
Soundtrack to Glory
https://youtu.be/nwYig2CP66Q

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 03:20 PM (aC6Sd)

393 Mustn't complain I guess.
----

Carp and cavil away. It's supposed to reach 95 here tomorrow.

Where's my Spring?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 03:21 PM (qJtVm)

394 CNNs April Ryan slammed for tweeting article about Trump running child-trafficking ring

FOX News

What a low life fuckin idoit

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 03:21 PM (SjImc)

395 I could see him running a child boxing ring.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 03:22 PM (qJtVm)

396 I have also bought from Tiger Direct. The last two desktops were home built with parts from Tiger. Been looking for a laptop for a friend, I'll have to make sure it has a Ethernet connection, I wasn't aware they sold some without it.

Posted by: Colin at May 27, 2018 03:23 PM (vgow2)

397 Where on earth-aside from her fevered brain-did April Ryan get an idea that Trump was engaged in child trafficking?!!

She should just be banned from the Press Corps.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 03:24 PM (vw6r3)

398 CNNs April Ryan slammed for tweeting article about Trump running child-trafficking ring
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 03:21 PM (SjImc)


I like to imagine the smug little thoughts just before they click 'post'. "I'll be so clever and witty. People will finally like me and my awful opinions."





Actually, shit, that hits a little close to home

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 03:25 PM (fZuhk)

399 Tiger charges sales tax here.

Posted by: f'd at May 27, 2018 03:25 PM (UdKB7)

400 CNNs April Ryan slammed for tweeting article about Trump running child-trafficking ring

Some one posted: You spelled "Clinton Foundation" wrong.

Posted by: Colin at May 27, 2018 03:29 PM (vgow2)

401 After who knows how many years trying, Power wins the Indy 500. He seems to be genuinely moved. His wife is a complete basket case about him winning.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 27, 2018 03:30 PM (PvKHZ)

402 Manufacturer refurbs are also usually a good option; most of manufacturers (e.g. Apple, Dell, ASUS) will either completely refurb the laptops with new cases and keyboards and displays or else offer a few grades of wear. Either way they give you a factory warranty, knock off a decent percentage of the cost, and they still have to pass the original QA testing.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 03:30 PM (fZuhk)

403 Trump tweets:
Why didn't the 13 Angry Democrats investigate the campaign of Crooked Hillary Clinton, many crimes, much Collusion with Russia? Why didn't the FBI take the Server from the DNC? Rigged Investigation!

The 13 Angry Democrats are on Mueller's staff.

I read this as a prelude to the OIG report revealing that the Hillary investigation got tanked on purpose.

Also, Mueller was given investigatory jurisdiction over the DNC hack, and should have acted on the Server but didn't.

I expect this to come out before Trump/Giuliani settle on whether Trump will sit down with Mueller. I bet that Trump will insist on it.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 27, 2018 03:31 PM (pV/54)

404 Apparently the government lost track of around 1,000 migrant children (big shocker there). Which counts as "child trafficking" to the lunatics on the Left.

Posted by: josephistan at May 27, 2018 03:31 PM (ANIFC)

405 Apparently the headline about child trafficking was a completely made up headline-of course- by a magazine called "The Root which is owned by Unavision. The author said "Why should conservatives have all the fun of making up conspiracy theories?"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 03:32 PM (vw6r3)

406 Apparently the government lost track of around 1,000 migrant children (big shocker there). Which counts as "child trafficking" to the lunatics on the Left.
Posted by: josephistan at May 27, 2018 03:31 PM (ANIFC)


It's refreshing that they've discovered a new concern for childrens' welfare, that must be a scary and unfamiliar feeling for them.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 03:33 PM (fZuhk)

407 It's refreshing that they've discovered a new concern for childrens' welfare, that must be a scary and unfamiliar feeling for them.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 03:33 PM (fZuhk)

Well in the left's defenses, murdered fetuses tend not to move around so they are harder to lose

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 03:34 PM (SjImc)

408 >>Apparently the government lost track of around 1,000 migrant children (big shocker there). Which counts as "child trafficking" to the lunatics on the Left.

It's worse than that. There is a whistleblower who has come forward after being silenced during the Obama years who claims that DHS knowingly placed nearly 4000 underage kids with convicted felons just to keep them in the country.

But there were no scandals in the Obama administration.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 03:34 PM (/tuJf)

409 @405

Well they should pull her WH press credentials for cause.

She is not an objective reporter, this incident confirms what is already widely known.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 27, 2018 03:35 PM (UfMVm)

410 The Limey cops, courts and NHS all need helicopter rides


Open ocean LAPES.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 27, 2018 03:36 PM (brIR5)

411 Posted by: Kreplach at May 27, 2018 03:35 PM (UfMVm)

Yes, and sue the heck out of her. It's one thing to be biased but to engage in that kind of perfidy?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 03:37 PM (vw6r3)

412 405 Apparently the headline about child trafficking was a completely made up headline-of course- by a magazine called "The Root which is owned by Unavision. The author said "Why should conservatives have all the fun of making up conspiracy theories?"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 27, 2018 03:32 PM (vw6r3)

Internationalists are terrified that the Right/Conservatives are shining a light on child trafficking and making arrests. They know more are coming and are setting the stage to call child trafficking a conspiracy theory.

The noose is tightening.

Posted by: Pickles at May 27, 2018 03:38 PM (H4GNL)

413 Well they should pull her WH press credentials for cause.

Well if they did not pull that old ugly arab women's credentials, they will not probably pull hers

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 03:38 PM (SjImc)

414 Tim Blair is going to be insufferable today.

Posted by: JEM at May 27, 2018 03:38 PM (A59VO)

415 CEO? Pfft too easy, for a challenge she should take a 14 hr a day job like teacher

Posted by: Realityman at May 27, 2018 03:39 PM (pCHXQ)

416 408 >>Apparently the government lost track of around 1,000 migrant children (big shocker there). Which counts as "child trafficking" to the lunatics on the Left.

It's worse than that. There is a whistleblower who has come forward after being silenced during the Obama years who claims that DHS knowingly placed nearly 4000 underage kids with convicted felons just to keep them in the country.

But there were no scandals in the Obama administration.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 03:34 PM (/tuJf)

Social services, CPS, foster homes, adoption agencies, and surrogacy agencies have been riddled with scandals only of which a few have come to light. Yes, it's child trafficking.

Our country needs an enema.

Posted by: Pickles at May 27, 2018 03:42 PM (H4GNL)

417 I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it's possible.
-- Milton Friedman

No such thing as a good tax

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 03:42 PM (JFO2v)

418 Has to be nice in a Republican goverment to find high priced 'work' for 13 of your closest Leftists
Soundtrack to A Bridge to Far
https://youtu.be/2n7vrvM0iO4

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 03:43 PM (aC6Sd)

419 >>Internationalists are terrified that the Right/Conservatives are shining a light on child trafficking and making arrests. They know more are coming and are setting the stage to call child trafficking a conspiracy theory.

Since Trump's inauguration the DOJ has done a massive crackdown on child trafficking. It doesn't get reported much because of course it doesn't but there have been tons of arrests.

The arrest of the CEO of Backpage.com should have been nationwide headlines but it barely caused a blip. The media lies as much by what they don't report as by what they do falsely.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 03:43 PM (/tuJf)

420 Posted by: josephistan at May 27, 2018 03:06 PM (ANIFC)

Go to Dell Outlet site. about 40% off and 3 year warranty.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 03:43 PM (JFO2v)

421 Open ocean LAPES.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 27, 2018 03:36 PM (brIR5)
---
LOL...

either that or HANO training.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 27, 2018 03:44 PM (Lcq0D)

422 Well if they did not pull that old ugly arab women's credentials, they will not probably pull hers
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 03:38 PM (SjImc)


What an awful thing to say about Helen Thomas!

https://stoatnet.org/aughra.jpg

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 03:44 PM (fZuhk)

423 419 >>Internationalists are terrified that the Right/Conservatives are shining a light on child trafficking and making arrests. They know more are coming and are setting the stage to call child trafficking a conspiracy theory.

This should be a no brainer. Hunt them down and kill them.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 03:45 PM (JFO2v)

424 394 CNNs April Ryan slammed for tweeting article about Trump running child-trafficking ring

FOX News

What a low life fuckin idoit
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 03:21 PM (SjImc)

Projection. She knows Trump is going after human and child trafficking along with sex labor in the trafficking. TGE administration has over 6500 arrests in 2017 alone for child trafficking/child sexual abuse/CP. This is more than to 5 times what Obama would do in a year.

And TGE is going after the big fish with no deals on the table. They are terrified.

Posted by: Pickles at May 27, 2018 03:45 PM (H4GNL)

425 I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it's possible.


Bullocks!

Posted by: The Free Shit Army at May 27, 2018 03:46 PM (Tyii7)

426 An argument against the NFL ban on kneeling during the Anthem I've been hearing is that the fans don't treat it with reverence, so why should the players.

I think this is horseshit. Has anyone seen this, other than a few isolated people.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 27, 2018 03:46 PM (pV/54)

427 Some one posted: You spelled "Clinton Foundation" wrong.
Posted by: Colin at May 27, 2018 03:29 PM (vgow2)

Have these peeps never heard of lolita airlines?

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 03:47 PM (JFO2v)

428 CNNs April Ryan slammed for tweeting article about Trump running child-trafficking ring


Probably has her own ring.

Posted by: The Free Shit Army at May 27, 2018 03:48 PM (Tyii7)

429 Don't just pull April Ryan's credentials. Pull CNN's.

Posted by: josephistan at May 27, 2018 03:48 PM (ANIFC)

430 When will there be a Marine landing at Pedo Island? It would be classic if Bubba got caught with his pants off and a fourteen year old in his bed.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 03:49 PM (md3fh)

431 So ... what are you planning on doing about it, Lou?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 03:17 PM (YqDXo)

Make em wear striped PJs and sit on the couch drinking hot chocolate, talk about cramps and Greys anatomy.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 03:50 PM (JFO2v)

432 I think this is horseshit. Has anyone seen this, other than a few isolated people.
Posted by: Ignoramus at May 27, 2018 03:46 PM (pV/54)



Of course it's horseshit...most people treat it very repectufully and some of the left wing owners are threatening to stop all food sales during the Anthem because Fuck You...what spoiled children

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 03:50 PM (SjImc)

433 Since Trump's inauguration the DOJ has done a massive crackdown on child trafficking. It doesn't get reported much because of course it doesn't but there have been tons of arrests.

The arrest of the CEO of Backpage.com should have been nationwide headlines but it barely caused a blip. The media lies as much by what they don't report as by what they do falsely.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 03:43 PM (/tuJf)

TGE had over 5 times the arrests in 2017 than Obama did in a average year. And that was his first year.

Also wasn't the Backpage founder linked to the DNC/Hillary or Obama in some way. Pretty close if I can recall.

Then the NXIVM child trafficking cult is directly linked to the Clintons with many large donors. NXIVM has around 90 companies and NGO's as well.

And to think TGE has only scratched the surface. These people once exposed will not even be able to go out in public (the criminals and enablers).

Posted by: Pickles at May 27, 2018 03:51 PM (H4GNL)

434
Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, called for an end to white men on Sunday morning, saying that their "nature is not in harmony with the nature of God."

So ... what are you planning on doing about it, Lou?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity


Is he saying Yakub made a mistake?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 27, 2018 03:51 PM (IqV8l)

435 Bullocks!
Posted by: The Free Shit Army at May 27, 2018 03:46 PM (Tyii7)

I have always thot the single person living on sect 8 or getting food stamps was greedier than any millionaire.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 03:51 PM (JFO2v)

436 >>When will there be a Marine landing at Pedo Island? It would be classic if Bubba got caught with his pants off and a fourteen year old in his bed.

Here's a fun fact. The FBI when it was run by Mueller used Epstein as a confidential informant.

This information was released by the FBI last Thursday.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 03:52 PM (/tuJf)

437 Is he saying Yakub made a mistake?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 27, 2018 03:51 PM (IqV8l)


Yakub doesn't make mistakes, only happy little accidents.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 03:52 PM (fZuhk)

438 My daughter is looking for a summer job. Shes a millennial so shes hoping to find part-time work as a CEO.

At least she is looking. I raised a bum.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 03:53 PM (JFO2v)

439 430 When will there be a Marine landing at Pedo Island? It would be classic if Bubba got caught with his pants off and a fourteen year old in his bed.
Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 03:49 PM (md3fh)

That island had a massive fire. Nobody knows what caused it but it was huge. Either Epstein and DynCorp were destroying evidence or team TGE called in action to destroy the place.

Posted by: Pickles at May 27, 2018 03:53 PM (H4GNL)

440 Check this out. Trump knows exactly what's going on and so does his administration.

https://tinyurl.com/yd82k7a7

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 03:56 PM (/tuJf)

441 this space intentionally left white


Posted by: pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 27, 2018 03:58 PM (hMwEB)

442 I raised a bum.

So did my dad. Fortunately for him, I found a profession that rewards sloth: software engineering.

You see, when we're asked to do repetitive boring crap, we'll write a script to do it for us; when we're told to support shitty unmanageable code, we'll rewrite it to make it easier.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 03:58 PM (6FqZa)

443 You see, when we're asked to do repetitive boring crap, we'll write a script to do it for us; when we're told to support shitty unmanageable code, we'll rewrite it to make it easier.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 03:58 PM (6FqZa)


But in our own shitty unmanageable way that only we understand, because Job Security.

~ the circle of life ~

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 03:59 PM (fZuhk)

444 So the Feds gave Epstein (a friend of Bill) a pass, including on forfeiture charges, for giving the FBI some bullshit intel.

Epstein's crimes were committed in his NYC and FL mansions, which were worth a lot, and presumably could have been seized.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 27, 2018 04:01 PM (pV/54)

445 Getting hungry, where's the food thread?
Great Escape soundtrack
https://youtu.be/v5w2lixqPZM

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 04:02 PM (aC6Sd)

446 Even Longshanks didn't order a press ban when he executed Braveheart William Wallace.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 27, 2018 04:04 PM (pV/54)

447 Maybe they called in the Mossad laser sharks to zap Pedo Island. Interesting idea that it might have been a stealth attack on that place.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 04:07 PM (md3fh)

448 446 Even Longshanks didn't order a press ban when he executed Braveheart William Wallace.
Posted by: Ignoramus at May 27, 2018 04:04 PM (pV/54)

I assume this is about mahammendan rapist. I would have financed a few honor killings of those child fkrs.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 04:07 PM (JFO2v)

449 Food thread is a go
NOOD

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 04:07 PM (aC6Sd)

450 South African gov't calls on Israel to 'withdraw from Gaza'
Despite 2005 disengagement removing Israeli civilians and military forces out of Gaza Strip, South Africa demands Israel 'leave Gaza'.

LOL...way to be up on facts South Africa

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 04:08 PM (SjImc)

451 No thanks I already ate.

Posted by: Ruthless at May 27, 2018 04:08 PM (md3fh)

452 Despite 2005 disengagement removing Israeli civilians and military
forces out of Gaza Strip, South Africa demands Israel 'leave Gaza'.
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A bridge too far!

Posted by: ezra klein, ace vox reporter at May 27, 2018 04:11 PM (Evws/)

453 An argument against the NFL ban on kneeling during the Anthem I've been hearing is that the fans don't treat it with reverence, so why should the players.

I think this is horseshit. Has anyone seen this, other than a few isolated people.
Posted by: Ignoramus at May 27, 2018 03:46 PM (pV/54)

.....

It is irrelevant. If a fan is irreverent, he/she is an asshole too.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 27, 2018 04:12 PM (98LLu)

454 Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, a key architect of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, was caught on camera chanting Death to America, Death to Britain and Death to Israel, Israeli outlet Ynetnews reported on Saturday.

What a fukn loser. Chanting death to america is a little tired and passe. In a country of 80 M can you comes up with a more original threat? We are getting tired of this mediocre revolutionary bullshit! Call a NYC advertising firm or a public opinion firm. Get some new slogans.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 04:13 PM (JFO2v)

455
Are any whales gay? If so they're not trying to force people to perform marriages for them, bake their wedding cakes or photograph their weddings.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Number 1 reason that the Southern Puget Sound Orca is in decline. Hetero orcas in the Northern Puget Sound doing just fine.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 27, 2018 04:16 PM (e1mEI)

456 Paul Sperry
In early October 2016, Steele made a trip to Rome to brief a team of FBI agents on the Clinton dossier. Did the FBI fly him there or reimburse his travel expenses directly, or through Orbis or Fusion?

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at May 27, 2018 04:16 PM (y3aQB)

457 " Even Longshanks didn't order a press ban when he executed Braveheart William Wallace. "

Meant Tommy Robinson, who got put in GenPop, and the judge banned press reporting in it. Tommy will likely not live out his 13 month sentence. So Tommy and the judge will both get what they wanted.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 27, 2018 04:17 PM (pV/54)

458 My watch sez it's time to RICO Lou.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 27, 2018 04:20 PM (RuIsu)

459 http://bit.ly/2L2NnQS
++++
You know it's Bad when NeverTrumper Hayden rips Clapper

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at May 27, 2018 04:54 PM (y3aQB)

460 http://bit.ly/2J8NPQ9
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Clapper Answers Why Trump Campaign Wasn't Alerted To Russian Effort

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at May 27, 2018 04:57 PM (y3aQB)

461 http://bit.ly/2L0PB2S
+++++
Robert Barnes on Twitter:

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at May 27, 2018 05:15 PM (y3aQB)

462 That Robert Barnes twitter is a bombshell, and explains a lot. Love that Sally Yates is implicated. She was involved in the Flynn Frame:

Early forecast: #Spygate started in 2015, not 2016, by Sally Yates allowing private contractors to access NSA database. Evidence: why otherwise would they get the wrong Cohen in Prague? Also note #Spygate shifts to "human sources" (e.g. spies) same time that Rogers shut it down.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 27, 2018 05:33 PM (pV/54)

463 I would think anywhere you have young women in entry level positions, you have middle and lower management seeking to take advantage of their small drop of power and the young womens ignorance.

Posted by: Oldsailors poet at May 27, 2018 06:49 PM (Vhs+r)

464 That's a pity. I drive past three Best Buys to get
to Fry's. It has all kinds of cool stuff you can't find anywhere else
(e.g., electronic components, inter alia), and has a huge cylindrical
aquarium in the center of the store, as well as a dining area.



It's kind of fun just to go there, look around, and hang out.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at May 27, 2018 03:13 PM (YqDXo)

So, Fry's is an electronic version of Starbucks.
Can you use their bathrooms without buying a printer first?

I joke, the Seattle area Fry's is indeed a pretty cool place if you like electro-tekkie stuff.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 27, 2018 07:25 PM (UsCnO)

Sunday Morning Book Thread 05-27-2018

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Library of Dr Weevil
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Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes. Oh, and we've got a new category of readers, escaped oafs and oafettes. Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, a weekly compendium of reviews, observations, and a continuing conversation on books, reading, and publishing by people who follow words with their fingers and whose lips move as they read. Unlike other AoSHQ comment threads, the Sunday Morning Book Thread is so hoity-toity, pants are required. Even if it's these art deco knock-offs, which should be taken out and shot.


Pic Note

Dr Weevil writes:

There are thousands more books elsewhere in the room and the rest of the apartment, which looks rather like an ant farm: I have to walk sideways to get between the shelves in many places. Note that revolving bookcases (can you spot all five in this picture?) really help if you want to be able to consult hundreds of volumes without getting out of your seat.

I like the revolving book stands. Also, in the upper left, sitting on the rocking chair on top of the revolving bookcase, you can see a stuffed he-pig and she-pig dressed in red, white, and blue: they were advertised as 'Mr and Mrs America' at the Shenandoah Valley antique store where Dr Weevil bought them.


A Muslim Sex Manual?

The Muslimah Sex Manual: A Halal Guide to Mind Blowing Sex by Umm Muladhat, and no, this is not a parody. I found out about it by being directed by I-forget-what to this article, Based Grandma Writes Sex Manual for Muslim Wives (30 Years of Marriage have Taught her a Thing or Two). Which links to The Definitive Guide to Halal & Haram Sex Acts (Muslims Like to F*** Too), which is quite a bit more detailed about sexual things that Muslims may or may not do.

I almost bought the book just out of curiosity, but balked at the $9.99 price tag for 87 pages. Steven Den Beste had longer blog posts. I'm guessing there's probably not much that's controversial or humorous about it, other than perhaps holding to the quaint notion that couples really ought to wait until marriage to start having sex. Which, come to think of it, is the norm for pretty much every culture in human history except the one we're living in now.


It Pays To Increase Your Word Power®

A POACHER-TURNED-GAMEKEEPER is someone who changes their mind and begins to protect or campaign for something they once attacked.

Usage: A more perfect word to describe the GOPe's attitude toward ObamaCare can scarcely be imagined.

Giant Nerd Books

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Nathan Huston, Owner, Giant Nerd Books

If you live in or near Spokane, WA, you might want to check out the Giant Nerd Books, which owner Nathan Huston says specializes in used books:

Ten years ago, [Huston] left his day job and launched into the book business full time.

“I got my start selling hot rod books at car shows,” he said. “Hot rods and pinup girls – everybody likes those.”

Indeed, his shop features an abundant selection of both genres. Tongue firmly in cheek, he said, “I’m promoting literacy in the Lilac City one dirty picture book at a time.”

Sounds like a moron-friendly shop. Read the whole thing for info about this bookstore. Unfortunately Giant Nerd Books doesn't have a real web site, only a FaceBook page.


Books By Morons

Andrew VanOrden says he's been a lurker here for years, but with ace calling for plugs/links to works by readers as an alternative to mainstream garbage last week, he thought this would be a good time to plug his apolitical, pulp-fantasy adventure, To Walk a Road of Ruin:

Saga, a vagabond gunfighter from Samarkand, and the rogue scholar Richter have spent their lives in search of fortune and dodging the consequences of their actions. When they accidentally unleash an ancient evil while robbing the wrong tomb, the pair find themselves in more trouble than they can handle. Alongside the aged thief Grail and the reticent knight Ialae, whose ties to the Church may yet set the Saga and Richter at each others throats, they must stay one step ahead of an Inquisition that would see them all in chains and try save their world from the undead horror their rival Kage now serves. Now they must find it in themselves to leave the path of least resistance to walk a road of ruin.

Available on Kindle or paperback.

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Moron author William Alan Webb's new novel, Jurassic Jail (Time Wars Book 1), is available for pre-order on Amazon. The release date is set for June 21, 2018. This novel is edited by 'ette author J. Gunnar Grey. William says:

I wrote this for anybody who loves a good spy thriller, murder mystery, Mad Max movie or Jurassic Park. Gunnar tells me it's over-the-top fun, so I'll take her word for it.

The Kindle price is $2.99.


Moron Recommendation

'Ette SandyCheeks recommends Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World by Bob Goff. It's basically his autobiography, and he's led an interesting life:

As a college student he spent 16 days in the Pacific Ocean with five guys and a crate of canned meat. As a father he took his kids on a world tour to eat ice cream with heads of state. He made friends in Uganda, and they liked him so much he became the Ugandan consul. He pursued his wife for three years before she agreed to date him. His grades weren't good enough to get into law school, so he sat on a bench outside the Dean’s office for seven days until they finally let him enroll.

He wanted to do things, not talk about them:

The friend's attitude of "being there for people" instead of just talking about it, resonated with Goff, who became a Christian, a lawyer (even though his business cards say "helper") and a man with an "office" at Disneyland's Tom Sawyer Island. It's free! He meets all his appointments there. It's a slim little book and well worth your time.

What stuck with me was Goff's way of looking at Christianity, esp. Bible study. He said as soon as he left one, he had forgotten everything, which made him question the usefulness of group study as opposed to reading on his own.

This struck me, too. Might I suggest an alternative explanation? People learn in different ways, and not all ways work with some people. Some learn best by seeing, some by hearing, some by doing. In a Bible study group, most of the learning is done by hearing, and if that's not Goff's learning style, it doesn't surprise me that he found he wasn't getting much from the group studies he attended.

Not that that detracts from what he's saying. But that biy may be more of a personal thing with him rather than a universal truth.

Also available in paperback.

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Moron fastfreefall writes:

A book I highly recommend to all is Robert D. Kaplan’s “Earning the Rockies”. The cover continues, “how geography shapes America’s role in the world”. In a nutshell, Kaplan offers a look at ourselves (Americans), past-present-future, through the prism of our geography. It’s an easy read, lots of great historical and geographical information as Mr Kaplan treks from New England to California, much of it along pioneer routes. He also offers some interesting perspectives and opinions as to the building of our country’s character.

This book resonated with me because my whole career, I’ve worked with multi-national partners and allies in the Defense world. Especially in the last 8 years, often as the only Amercian mil representative, whether working with Iraqis, or leading mobile training teams to multiple allied countries, or working with my Spanish and NATO associates daily, I’ve been constantly asked “Why are Americans like this or that?” Mr Kaplan helps put some words to thoughts that have percolated in my mind as I think of a good way to answer without saying that my one is answer is the only answer. The book also resonated with me because Kaplan, like me, thinks our country has been and continues to be a force for good in the world, warts and all.

Finishing this book lead me to a book Kaplan mentions, “The Year of Decision,1846” by Bernard DeVoto. Fascinating read so far.

Earning the Rockies: How Geography Shapes America's Role in the World available on Kindle, paperback, and hardcover.

The Kindle price for The Year of Decision, 1946 is, at the time (Tues.) I'm typing this, 99 cents, but I don't know how longer it will last. 1846 is the year that the Mexican War started, the Mormons went to Utah, and immmigration to the western territories really took off.

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Moron fritzworth recommends Witchy Winter by D.J. Butler (the sequel to Witchy Eye), which he describes as "an original and satisfying tour-de-force of fantasy and alternate history." Also:

I thought that "Witchy Eye", its predecessor, was excellent and inventive -- and it is -- but 'Winter' pulls together a staggering amount of sources, background knowledge, and concepts to build an alternate-history world that echoes our own and yet is totally its own thing.

You can read the entire review here. The Amazon blurb calls it a 'brilliant Americana flintlock fantasy novel':

Sarah Calhoun paid a hard price for her entry onto the stage of the Empire’s politics, but she survived. Now she rides north into the Ohio and her father’s kingdom, Cahokia. To win the Serpent Throne, she’ll have to defeat seven other candidates, win over the kingdom’s regent, and learn the will of a hidden goddess—while mastering her people’s inscrutable ways and watching her own back.

In New Orleans, a new and unorthodox priest arises to plague the chevalier and embody the curse of the murdered Bishop Ukwu. He battles the chevalier’s ordinary forces as well as a troop of Old World mamelukes for control of the city and the mouth of the great Mississippi River. Dodging between these rival titans, a crew of Catalan pirates—whose captain was once a close associate of Mad Hannah Penn—grapples with the chevalier over the fate of one of their mates.

It is also available as a hardcover edition.

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Don't forget the AoSHQ reading group on Goodreads. It's meant to support horde writers and to talk about the great books that come up on the book thread. It's called AoSHQ Moron Horde and the link to it is here: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/175335-aoshq-moron-horde.

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So that's all for this week. As always, book thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to OregonMuse, Proprietor, AoSHQ Book Thread, at the book thread e-mail address: aoshqbookthread, followed by the 'at' sign, and then 'G' mail, and then dot cee oh emm.

What have you all been reading this week? Hopefully something good, because, as you all know, life is too short to be reading lousy books.

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1 I hold the threads!

--- Eris II, God Empress of Dune

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 08:47 AM (qJtVm)

2 My next collection of short stories goes on sale on the 1st. Pre-order now!

https://tinyurl.com/yaenahj6

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at May 27, 2018 08:48 AM (u8L+n)

3 I'se here!

Posted by: Thanatopsis at May 27, 2018 08:48 AM (4favE)

4 God Emperor of Dune is SO bad! Why didn’t any of you bastards warn me?!

She pulled away her mask and moved her face to within a handsbreadth of his. A finger came up and touched one of the curled flaps of his cowl.

“Stroke it gently,” he said.

Pale blue drops began to form at the flap’s edge. Rich cinnamon smells enveloped them. She leaned toward the drops…

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 08:49 AM (qJtVm)

5 Yeah. What a nice library.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 27, 2018 08:50 AM (hyuyC)

6 !

Posted by: JT at May 27, 2018 08:50 AM (RCSTP)

7
Doc Weevil has too many books.

Clearly he needs a bigger place.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 27, 2018 08:50 AM (eM8BP)

8 I love those book towers, Dr. Weevil. I've never seen suchlike before.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 08:51 AM (qJtVm)

9 Tolle Legs
I'm still reading Treasons Harbor by Patrick O'Brien, I vowed to be done it by now and am 1/2 way but failed in my goal.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 08:51 AM (aC6Sd)

10 If my ceilings were higher, I'd put a rocker on my bookcase too.

Posted by: BignJames at May 27, 2018 08:51 AM (0+nbW)

11 Giant Nerd Books looks like a place I would frequent.

I prefer used books stores. You never know what your gonna find, which is half the fun.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 27, 2018 08:52 AM (EoRCO)

12 My wife and I are reading Love Worth Making

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 08:53 AM (JFO2v)

13 Giant Nerd Books in Spokane is definitely a moron-friendly shop. I was there a couple of months ago. Bought some stuff too.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at May 27, 2018 08:54 AM (9UFns)

14 4 God Emperor of Dune is SO bad! Why didn't any of you bastards warn me?!

She pulled away her mask and moved her face to within a handsbreadth of his. A finger came up and touched one of the curled flaps of his cowl.

"Stroke it gently," he said.

Pale blue drops began to form at the flap's edge. Rich cinnamon smells enveloped them. She leaned toward the drops...
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 08:49 AM (qJtVm)

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I've been very slowly rereading it. It's a slog.

I like the thoughts on the nature of power, but in the middle of a science fiction book seems a weird place to put a couple dozen conversations about it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at May 27, 2018 08:54 AM (u8L+n)

15 From the muzzie sex book:

"How to be a freak in bed"


Oh that's easy! You do it like this:

zzzzzzzzz, snort, snawf, zzzzzzzz

Posted by: freaked at May 27, 2018 08:55 AM (UdKB7)

16 All Hail Eris, we did warn you!!!

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 08:55 AM (JaA49)

17 Wanted to read about The Definitive Guide to Halal Haram Sex Acts. Consulted Amazon and all I got was:

Safed Musli Libido Booster Enhanced with Black Pepper...
Oh well, at least I tried.

Posted by: Colin at May 27, 2018 08:56 AM (vgow2)

18 All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

She is stroking an engine cowl and blue drops of cinnamon form? Stand away from that engine.

And most cinnamon is reddish brown, from double bond conjugation of cinnamaldehyde (a pale yellow) condensation.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 27, 2018 08:57 AM (hyuyC)

19 Reading "Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War 2" by Liza Munday. About 20k code breakers/makers worked for the Navy/Army during WW2 and 11k were gals. Pre-WW2 we had just a few hundred total. The gals would help to form the backbone of our current intelligence services.

Munday includes the history of our crypto services pre-WW2, types of codes, personal stories: some funny, some truely sad. From the end of WW1 through the 20s/30s Agnes Driscoll basically ran the Navy's crypto unit. Joe Rochefort, who would help determine the Japanese Navy's intent at Midway, was trained by her. He and others would credit their successes to her. At the Army's unit was Genevieve Grotjan. Sept 1940 her breakthrough enabled Japan's diplomatic messages to be read, which would be called 'Magic'.

Today's vag hat wearing sea hags aren't worth a cup of hot spit compared to those gals.

Some head music.

Jesus on Heroine-So High I Can't Look Down
(One of the best music vids I've ever watched)
https://youtu.be/PIvRqWYAYOc

The B-52's - Planet Claire
https://youtu.be/eOjAzI5zALo

Warren Zevon - Werewolves Of London
(There really was a Lee Ho Fook's)
https://youtu.be/OnZTHinuQP0

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at May 27, 2018 08:57 AM (9UFns)

20 16 All Hail Eris, we did warn you!!!
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 08:55 AM (JaA49)
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No, you people dared me to read it. How? By not physically preventing me from doing so.

You know I need supervision.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 08:58 AM (qJtVm)

21 18
And most cinnamon is reddish brown, from double bond conjugation of cinnamaldehyde (a pale yellow) condensation.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 27, 2018 08:57 AM (hyuyC)

======

The spice melange has a distinctly cinnamon smell in the Dune universe.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at May 27, 2018 08:58 AM (u8L+n)

22 I prefer used books stores. You never know what your gonna find, which is half the fun.

The local used bookstore tends to keep a lot of the same titles in stock, at least in the subjects I am interested in- same books are there every time I walk in. I think that a lot of that is because they buy books from the college students at the local universities, and the universities assign the same books year after year.

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 27, 2018 08:58 AM (bZ7mE)

23 A quick google search shows that "Muslim porn" is a thing, even a category, on Leading Porn Sites (which I've never been on, swearsies).

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 27, 2018 08:59 AM (pV/54)

24 I'm a BIG fan of DeVoto's work. Big fan. The period of westward expansion is particularly interesting to me. The people who paved the way across the continent were utterly remarkable.

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 08:59 AM (MVjcR)

25 Someone yesterday recommended a novel about Wehrmacht soldiers who joined the French foreign legion and went to Indo-China, i.e. Viet Nam. I'll have to give that a try.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 27, 2018 08:59 AM (+Tibp)

26 Oh, I should say it is entitled Five Fingers.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 27, 2018 08:59 AM (+Tibp)

27 *hangs head in shame*

Posted by: Moroccan donkey with rabies at May 27, 2018 08:59 AM (89T5c)

28 All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

"You know I need supervision."

How many would volunteer as tribute? Tempting. Or tempting fate.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 27, 2018 09:00 AM (hyuyC)

29 Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 27, 2018 08:57 AM (hyuyC)

Uh...Leto has transformed into a giant sand worm with only his face, hands, and vestigial leg flippers remaining. She's stroking the cowl around his, uh, head.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 09:00 AM (qJtVm)

30 19 Today's vag hat wearing sea hags aren't worth a cup of hot spit compared to those gals.

Do the mohammedan gals have to were mutilated pussy hats?

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 09:00 AM (JFO2v)

31 I love Doc Weevil's place! I have no room for revolving bookstands, though - my house is tiny enough as it is.
Started a new book this week from Amazon Vine - Minette Walters' new release; "The Last Hours." A manor-estate in England at the time of the Black Death. It's slow-going, 540 pages long, and when I looked at the last chapter, it looks like the story will be continued! Seriously, are the big-name NY Times establishment authors being paid by the pound for their later books? I compared Sue Grafton's first couple of alphabet mysteries - tight, spare, concise - to the later ones - rambling and oh-my-gawd- long! It's as if they no longer have to pay attention to their editors.

Posted by: Sgt. Mom at May 27, 2018 09:01 AM (xnmPy)

32 Also, I've started reading to my 91 year old mother when I visit. I'm starting with True Grit since I know she knows the story and the language is fascinating. It's also a great read.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 27, 2018 09:01 AM (+Tibp)

33 23 A quick google search shows that "Muslim porn" is a thing, even a category, on Leading Porn Sites (which I've never been on, swearsies).
Posted by: Ignoramus at May 27, 2018 08:59 AM (pV/54)
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Do they explode when they climax?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 09:01 AM (qJtVm)

34 Dr Weevil's pic is other end of spectrum vs Jake's from last week. Really appreciate both types. (setting vs titles)

Dune - My remembrance is each book got worse than the last. I've been meaning to sample some of the later books by his son, but haven't read or listened to any yet.

Posted by: InspiredHistoryMike at May 27, 2018 09:02 AM (CuFV9)

35 "A Halal Guide to Mind Blowing Sex" seems to assume the presence of a clitoris and has no reference to goats. I call BS.

Posted by: freaked at May 27, 2018 09:02 AM (UdKB7)

36 Try looking up Muslim gay porn....never expected page after page. Now back to our regular scheduled book page.

Posted by: Colin at May 27, 2018 09:04 AM (vgow2)

37 "Leto has transformed into a giant sand worm with only his face, hands, and vestigial leg flippers remaining"

That's the path Weinstein was taking until he was checked.

Posted by: freaked at May 27, 2018 09:04 AM (UdKB7)

38 Someone yesterday recommended a novel about
Wehrmacht soldiers who joined the French foreign legion and went to
Indo-China, i.e. Viet Nam. I'll have to give that a try.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 27, 2018 08:59 AM (+Tibp)

26
Oh, I should say it is entitled Five Fingers.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 27, 2018 08:59 AM (+Tibp)

I remember reading "The Five Fingers" a long, long time ago. I don't remember that detail. This was a special ops type SOG type unit. I remember it being pretty gory but I don't recall the details you mention.

Posted by: Quint at May 27, 2018 09:05 AM (n13/j)

39 I saw this at the library and rainbows shot out of every orifice when I held it. Every one. He’s the magical Silky Pony!

My Canadian Boyfriend, Justin Trudeau!

https://tinyurl.com/ycfc3zhm

And a petite stocking stuffer perfect for those long cold nights snuggling in front of the fire with your hot chocolate and your blood boy:

https://tinyurl.com/y7d2ml2w

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 09:05 AM (qJtVm)

40 Poacher-turned-Gamekeeper is a good phrase, but I don't think the example you gave fits it correctly - what the GOP-e has done in response to O-care is described much better by the simple word, "Traitor".

Poacher-turned-Gamekeeper describes someone who has been a criminal, but who has now chosen to work on the side of the law. The idea is basically "set a thief to catch a thief". Outside of that use, one of the best examples is Beckett, the crony of Henry II who was appointed Archbishop to make sure Henry could be in complete control of the Church. And then Beckett, much to Henry's dismay, decided that he had a much greater duty to God than he did to any King.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 27, 2018 09:05 AM (V2Yro)

41 Someone recommended the Amy Lynn books. I liked them!

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 09:05 AM (JFO2v)

42 If my ceilings were higher, I'd put a rocker on my bookcase too.

Posted by: BignJames at May 27, 2018 08:51 AM (0+nbW)

...or I could get shorter bookcases.

Posted by: BignJames at May 27, 2018 09:06 AM (0+nbW)

43 All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ette

Thanks. Now I can avoid that book.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 27, 2018 09:06 AM (hyuyC)

44 Dune God Emperor is SO bad! Why didn't any of you bastards warn me?!

Every book after the original sucks maximum cock; I've been very consistent on that. Some of the, how shall I put this, less judgemental, might argue otherwise but you should use that as a guide for the future.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 27, 2018 09:07 AM (y7DUB)

45 It's pouring rain today. Taking doggeh out to pee is an adventure.

I have a to read pile, untouched as of yet.

Elisabeth Wolfe let me proof a short story of hers, but she is so mean - not one grammar ir spelling in it to correct!
Cool YA story though.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 27, 2018 09:07 AM (hMwEB)

46 Dear Penthouse Forum:

I am a student at a small Middle Eastern college and I never thought this would happen to me, but....

Posted by: Osama Bin Wankin' at May 27, 2018 09:08 AM (+Tibp)

47 Supervision? Only if we managed to keep you away from bookstores. But that might require leg irons and cutting off the Internet.

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For those with an interest or a morbid fascination with that architectural assault upon the Human Soul called Brutalism; this article should prove fascinating, enlightening, and probably add a few words to your personal dictionary.

It even manages to portray Prince Charles as someone with a clue.
Birmingham's Central Library, an upside-down
concrete ziggurat that, in Prince Charles's words, looked like "a place
where books are incinerated, not kept"


https://www.city-journal.org/html/plague-cities-and-poor-15838.html

And no story about Brutalism is complete without attaching the prerequisite Monty Python skit - language warning and disturbing concepts.
https://youtu.be/DyL5mAqFJds

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 09:08 AM (JaA49)

48 Dune God Emperor is SO bad! Why didn't any of you bastards warn me?!

==

*pointd and laughs*

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 27, 2018 09:08 AM (hMwEB)

49 Rudy Giuliani can't quit the media. I remember Mad Magazine's Super Thin Books, and if it was republished today would include The Modesty of Rudy Giuliani

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 27, 2018 09:09 AM (rdl6o)

50 45 It's pouring rain today. Taking doggeh out to pee is an adventure.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 27, 2018 09:07 AM (hMwEB)
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Is your pup related to WeaselDog by chance?

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 09:09 AM (MVjcR)

51 9 Tolle Legs
Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 08:51 AM (aC6Sd)

heh

Posted by: m at May 27, 2018 09:09 AM (0bRDi)

52 I just started Children of Dune. All y'all are making me rethink my plan to read all of the original books this summer.

Posted by: Jim S. at May 27, 2018 09:11 AM (ynUnH)

53 Today's vag hat wearing sea hags aren't worth a cup of hot spit compared to those gals.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead

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See also: Cecil Phillips, who was basically a school drop-out, looking for a job:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/yceeox3w

I mention Phillips for two reasons, A. He lived up the street, and B. He worked for Genevieve Grotjan at Arlington Hall, where my aunt went to school.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 27, 2018 09:12 AM (Zdm89)

54 What did someone post in last week's thread? "Timewasters of Dune". Something like that.

Posted by: Jim S. at May 27, 2018 09:12 AM (ynUnH)

55 Rudy Giuliani can't quit the media. I remember Mad Magazine's Super Thin Books, and if it was republished today would include The Modesty of Rudy Giuliani
Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 27, 2018 09:09 AM (rdl6o)


Rudy has reached Rove status in which the only reason I tolerate him is that he makes the libs batshit insane. Unlike the pudgy pile of shit, THE ARCHITECT, he actually did something positive in making NYC a liveable non shithole.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 27, 2018 09:13 AM (y7DUB)

56 Re-reading the first Flashman novel. I bought it to give to the Igno-Son, but needed something light for a plane trip.

Liberal use of the N word, applied to Indians. So this book may get banned in some places.

But this would ignore that Frazer is using Flashman as a tool to expose how colonizing Brits -- especially the upper crust -- actually thought in the 1800s. Flashman is actually quite critical of their mores.

Frazer -- a Scot -- actually liked Americans more than the Brits. This shows in his Mr American novel.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 27, 2018 09:13 AM (pV/54)

57 I remember liking the first two Dune books, and maybe even the third.

But please don't take my word for it, or anything really.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 09:13 AM (qJtVm)

58 Maybe All Hail Eris should write a Dune parody sex book - Dunkin' Idaho: Keeping a Bene Gesserit Witch Satisified.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 09:14 AM (JaA49)

59
Someone yesterday recommended a novel about

Wehrmacht soldiers who joined the French foreign legion and went to

Indo-China, i.e. Viet Nam. I'll have to give that a try.



Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 27, 2018 08:59 AM (+Tibp)



26

Oh, I should say it is entitled Five Fingers.



Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 27, 2018 08:59 AM (+Tibp)

I
remember reading "The Five Fingers" a long, long time ago. I don't
remember that detail. This was a special ops type SOG type unit. I
remember it being pretty gory but I don't recall the details you
mention.


Posted by: Quint at May 27, 2018 09:05 AM (n13/j)

I looked it up on the intertoobz. I think the book you are looking for is Devil's Guard. I have not read that one so can't say anything about it.

Posted by: Quint at May 27, 2018 09:14 AM (n13/j)

60 Do tractor service manuals count as books?

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 09:15 AM (MVjcR)

61 I liked the first two Dune novels very much. I just reread them and am starting out in new territory with the third volume.

Posted by: Jim S. at May 27, 2018 09:15 AM (ynUnH)

62 re The Five Fingers, a Vietnam novel: Another Vietnam novel I enjoyed is "A Reckoning for Kings," by Cole and Bunch, a fictional account of Tet '68 told from both sides.

Posted by: Gref at May 27, 2018 09:15 AM (AMIL/)

63 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 27, 2018 09:12 AM

Neat story.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at May 27, 2018 09:16 AM (9UFns)

64 60 Do tractor service manuals count as books?
Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 09:15 AM (MVjcR)
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Are they written in the Zen mindspace of Dharma bums, with profuse Zap Comix-style illustrations?

Then yes.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 09:16 AM (qJtVm)

65 I looked it up on the intertoobz. I think the book you are looking for is Devil's Guard. I have not read that one so can't say anything about it.
Posted by: Quint

Thank you sir. I'll check out both titles. I appreciate your help.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 27, 2018 09:17 AM (+Tibp)

66 Good morning fellow Book Threadists. I hope everyone had a great week of reading.

Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2018 09:17 AM (V+03K)

67 So, went through the first two Amy Lynn books. Good pacing, good writing and what appears to be a good ear for dialogue.

Which reminds me, I need to get over to Amazon and give the books a good review.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 27, 2018 09:17 AM (WEBkv)

68 64 60 Do tractor service manuals count as books?
Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 09:15 AM (MVjcR)
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Are they written in the Zen mindspace of Dharma bums, with profuse Zap Comix-style illustrations?

Then yes.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 09:16 AM (qJtVm)
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Well, no, but they have lots of pictures!

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 09:17 AM (MVjcR)

69 All Hail Eris, what if the service manual is in the vein of John Muir's How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive for the Complete Idiot?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 09:18 AM (JaA49)

70 Frank Herbert was a very creative guy but a TERRIBLE WRITER.
That should have been obvious with "Dune." Neat ideas, badly executed.
By the way, on this VERY thread last week I said that while the writing gets better (nowhere to go but up), the books get worse.
And worse.
If you want some relief, try to dig out a copy of "Doon" by National Lampoon. Not as funny as "Bored of the Rings," but pretty good.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at May 27, 2018 09:18 AM (cfSRQ)

71 Do tractor service manuals count as books?

You don't need one.

Check the oil
Check the gas
jump aboard
And haul yer ass !

Posted by: JT at May 27, 2018 09:19 AM (RCSTP)

72 The Five Fingers, a Vietnam novel: Another Vietnam novel I enjoyed is "A Reckoning for Kings," by Cole and Bunch, a fictional account of Tet '68 told from both sides.
Posted by: Gref

I recently read an account of Tet. Thanks, I'll check it out

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 27, 2018 09:19 AM (+Tibp)

73 Warren Zevon - Werewolves Of London
(There really was a Lee Ho Fook's)
https://youtu.be/OnZTHinuQP0

But they didn't serve beef chow mein.

Posted by: josephistan at May 27, 2018 09:19 AM (ANIFC)

74 Is your pup related to WeaselDog by chance?
Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 09:09 AM (MVjcR)

Does WeasekDog love the rain too?
Doggeh right now is trying to convince me that we need more frolic in the rain time.

I am reading two books I intend to review -
De-Policing America by a retired Moron cop
and Oryan's Pact by a clfa member

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 27, 2018 09:19 AM (hMwEB)

75 All Hail Eris, what if the service manual is in the vein of John Muir's How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive for the Complete Idiot?


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 09:18 AM (JaA49)

I loved that book! Used it everyday at work.

Posted by: Tech Sergeant Chen at May 27, 2018 09:19 AM (QLvwG)

76 60 Do tractor service manuals count as books?
Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 09:15 AM (MVjcR)

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Well, if they're anything like the manual for my Chev Silverado, yes. The manual for my Silverado could give "War and Peace" a run for its money when it comes to length.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 27, 2018 09:20 AM (WEBkv)

77
Check the oil
Check the gas
jump aboard
And haul yer ass !
Posted by: JT at May 27, 2018 09:19 AM (RCSTP)
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This is my new motto!!

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 09:20 AM (MVjcR)

78 She pulled away her mask and moved her face to within a handsbreadth of his. A finger came up and touched one of the curled flaps of his cowl.
"Stroke it gently," he said.

*****


Hmmm. Florid text like that tends to run on too long, you might even say...er...

...uncircumscribed.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 27, 2018 09:20 AM (mvenn)

79 Type, read, post.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 09:20 AM (aC6Sd)

80 61 I liked the first two Dune novels very much. I just reread them and am starting out in new territory with the third volume.
Posted by: Jim S. at May 27, 2018 09:15 AM (ynUnH)

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I really like the first three. The second and third are less than the first, but still worthwhile reads.

God Emperor is... Tough. In no good ways either.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at May 27, 2018 09:21 AM (u8L+n)

81 60 Do tractor service manuals count as books?
Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 09:15 AM (MVjcR)

I had the 1965 Plymouth Valiant Barracuda shop manual I read cover to cover several times.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 09:21 AM (JFO2v)

82 60 Do tractor service manuals count as books?
Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 09:15 AM (MVjcR)

"The Zen of John Deere Maintenance" certainly does.

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at May 27, 2018 09:21 AM (n9EOP)

83 I looked it up on the intertoobz. I think the book
you are looking for is Devil's Guard. I have not read that one so can't
say anything about it.

Posted by: Quint



Thank you sir. I'll check out both titles. I appreciate your help.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 27, 2018 09:17 AM (+Tibp)

No worries.

Posted by: Quint at May 27, 2018 09:21 AM (n13/j)

84 PBS had a program last week, "Great Reads" listing 100 best books....according to someone. I might have read about 10 books on the list....which is posted @ their web site.

Posted by: BignJames at May 27, 2018 09:23 AM (0+nbW)

85 I had the 1965 Plymouth Valiant Barracuda shop manual I read cover to cover several times.

Posted by: rhennigantx


Did the bad guy get it in the end ?

Posted by: JT at May 27, 2018 09:23 AM (RCSTP)

86 Salty Dawg and All Hail Eris, this just might be in your wheelhouse to peruse and percolate on: a science fiction story built around U-boats.

http://www.baen.com/ghostflotilla

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 09:24 AM (JaA49)

87 John Muir's How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive for the Complete Idiot?
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Yes! I had this, of course. First car was a used tin can '71 Beetle.

RIP, Quasimotor.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 09:25 AM (qJtVm)

88 "Do tractor service manuals count as books?"

I read the MTX-75 tranny manual three times before I could absorb the entirety of the message. End play is critical, more so than even lubrication types.

Posted by: freaked at May 27, 2018 09:25 AM (UdKB7)

89 Got my short story "Mud" accepted for Oren Litwin's anthology "Ye Olde Magick Shoppe".
And everybody said I'd never amount to nuthin.

Posted by: That Deplorable SOB Van Owen at May 27, 2018 09:26 AM (BdB9z)

90 Does WeasekDog love the rain too?
Doggeh right now is trying to convince me that we need more frolic in the rain time.

I am reading two books I intend to review -
De-Policing America by a retired Moron cop
and Oryan's Pact by a clfa member
Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 27, 2018 09:19 AM (hMwEB)
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Just the opposite. WD hates the rain with the heat of a thousand suns.
Which reminds me, I loaned my dog training book written by the dog handler/trainer for Navy SEAL dogs, to my next door neighbor who never returned it.
Soooo - whats your personal policy on un-returned books? Do you even loan them in the first place?

Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 09:26 AM (MVjcR)

91 >>End play is critical, more so than even lubrication types.

hot

Posted by: JackStraw at May 27, 2018 09:27 AM (/tuJf)

92 I have DeVoto's Year of Decisions 1846 in my to be read pile. I also have Revolutions of 1848 on the same pile, that was the flurry of liberal and constitutional revolts throughout Europe, where all the peoples of Europe rose in revolution for liberalism, democracy, freedom and constitutions, and when they were done, they were all under even more strict monarchs, kings and emperors.

I got the book because I am listening to www.Revolutionspodcast.com about just that period in history.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2018 09:27 AM (2K6fY)

93 50 years ago on May 27, 1968 the Navy declared the nuclear fast attack submarine USS Scorpion overdue at Norfolk after a deployment in the Med. It was later determined she sank May 22 with 99 crewmen. In October 68 she was found about 400 miles southwest of the Azores at a depth of 9900 ft. The Navy, nor anyone else, knows what the initiating event was that led to her sinking. The best book about her is Stephen Johnson's 'Silent Steel: The Mysterious Death of the Nuclear Attack Sub USS Scorpion.'


This 31 minute video shows her wreck. Narration begins at 16.30.

https://youtu.be/FSNlBqHTJcg

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at May 27, 2018 09:27 AM (9UFns)

94 "We Were Soldiers" was a really good non-fiction Vietnam book.

Posted by: Quint at May 27, 2018 09:29 AM (n13/j)

95
Uh...Leto has transformed into a giant sand worm with only his face, hands, and vestigial leg flippers remaining. She's stroking the cowl around his, uh, head.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 09:00 AM (qJtVm)


Don't bother, Eris - it's penises all the way down.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 27, 2018 09:29 AM (NoLse)

96 I was inspired by a comment on the movie thread to recommend author Martin Middlebrook. An English farmer, he was inspired by a visit to the Somme battlefield to write his first book, The First Day On the Somme. He has gone on to write many more history books, many about the air war, particularly Bomber Command. His style is to select a limited period, often one day, and to examine it in detail using the personal recollections of the participants. Perhaps the most obvious weakness is that he so focuses on the trees, the forest can become blurry. He tells both sides, not only the Brit bombers versus the German fighters but also the bomb-droppers versus the civilians beneath those bombs. If I were to recommend a single book of his, it would be The Nuremburg Raid, particularly if you know little of the deadly duels in the dark fought by the Brit bombers and the German defenders. The Brits lost 94 heavy bombers that night. In contrast, when the yanks lost 60 bombers on the Schweinfurt/Regensburg Double Strike mission, it called into question the continuation of strategic bombing. (The 8th Air Force later lost 69 bombers on a Berlin raid.)

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 27, 2018 09:30 AM (+y/Ru)

97 Did the bad guy get it in the end ?
Posted by: JT at May 27, 2018 09:23 AM (RCSTP)

The slant 6 did it!

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 09:31 AM (JFO2v)

98 "We Were Soldiers" was a really good non-fiction Vietnam book.
Posted by: Quint

After reading the book then seeing movie, I was struck how at times Mel resembled the real life Hal. I like the movie but hate when it switches back to the home-front. It brings the movie to a grinding hault.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 27, 2018 09:31 AM (+Tibp)

99 39

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 09:05 AM (qJtVm)


----------------------------
Not sure which is worse, that what you list exists or that you know they exist or, that you decided to share.

Gaaahhh!

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 27, 2018 09:31 AM (WEBkv)

100 In order to fully understand the vision that Paul Atreidies was cursed with, you have to read ALL the books in the Dune Universe. All of them, including the Chapter House books, even the bad ones.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 27, 2018 09:32 AM (roQNm)

101 Posted by: Jake Holenhead at May 27, 2018 09:27 AM (9UFns)

I remember that very well, having just moved to Tidewater area as a mil.brat. There was a rumor she was playing "chicken" w/a Soviet sub...and didn't flinch.

Posted by: BignJames at May 27, 2018 09:32 AM (0+nbW)

102 My reading this week has centered on an old German text book: "Unsere Freunde." Copyright 1978.
I used it in school and when district finally bought new texts in the eary 90s (I guess they figured the end of the Berlin Wall made the books a bit dated), I kept copies of it and it's companion.
It's got lots of goofy 70s Euro-fashion and illustrations, but the language stuff seems reliable. I tried to go go all-in on refreshing my German and failed. So I'm going back to the basics and my daughter (who is taking German in school) is working with. Maybe by the end of summer I'll be back to somewhat of my former proficiency.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at May 27, 2018 09:33 AM (cfSRQ)

103 Not sure which is worse, that what you list exists or that you know they exist or, that you decided to share.
---
Sharing my pain lessens my burden.

You shall suffer as I suffered!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 09:33 AM (qJtVm)

104 Do tractor service manuals count as books?

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Are they more explicit than Muslim sex manuals?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 27, 2018 09:33 AM (+y/Ru)

105 69 ... "what if the service manual is in the vein of John Muir's How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive for the Complete Idiot?"

I loved that book and it was useful. It really helped me keep my Beetle going. Wish I still had that car.

Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2018 09:34 AM (V+03K)

106 Someone, I think rhomboid, asked the other day for books about the free Polish Army in WWII. I found several that have been recently published: "No Greater Ally: The Untold Story of Poland's Forces in World War II" by Kenneth Koskodan; "Forgotten Few: The Polish Air Force in World War II" by Adam Zamoyski; and "Trail of Hope: The Anders Army - An Odyssey Across Three Continents" by noted Polish history scribe Norman Davies.

Posted by: josephistan at May 27, 2018 09:34 AM (ANIFC)

107 That grinding the movie to a halt with the home front is main reason We Were Soldiers didn't make my top 10 war movies.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 09:35 AM (aC6Sd)

108 "We Were Soldiers" was a really good non-fiction Vietnam book.

Posted by: Quint



After reading the book then seeing movie, I was struck how at times
Mel resembled the real life Hal. I like the movie but hate when it
switches back to the home-front. It brings the movie to a grinding
hault.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at May 27, 2018 09:31 AM (+Tibp)

Yeah, particularly in a "battle story". You lose the plot for sure. Gibson was really good in that one. And they don't seem to make news inbeds like that anymore. Of course they didn't make them back then either lol.

Posted by: Quint at May 27, 2018 09:36 AM (n13/j)

109 Regarding my reading:

My book group forced a well regarded pile of sappy trash, Pachinko by some useless Korean skirt, on me. It starts out as a well intentioned story of how Koreans took it up the wazz when occupied by the Japs, which I'm sure was brutally true, but then irritates the fuck out of me by making everything like an obvious soap opera. The saving grace is that it isn't mentally taxing to read but that this pile of tripe got nominated for anything other than being remaindered shows what a bunch of lamebrains set the standards in the lit crit clits.

A much better read is something I'm reading on my own, Middle C by William H. Gass. Now there is someone who can turn a phrase, not to mention write perceptibly about someone learning the piano whose brain can't process reading music but learns how to imitate recordings. Or a guy who escapes pre WW2 Austria with his family because he can visualize everything turning to shit, and does so by pretending to be a joooo even though his wife refuses to play along. I'm positive that in real life Gass could be a miserable fuck to be around but I really like his writing.

In the last volume of Gibbon, Tamburlaine just slattered the fuck out of Turkey as part and parcel of the western part of domination but then died when turning his attention to China by drinking some tainted ice water (Ed often leaves us hanging on just how this happened as he poured through all these furrin documents with no guidance). Anyway that gave Constantinople a bit of a breather as Bayezit's blood thirsty kids took a while to pick up the pieces.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 27, 2018 09:36 AM (y7DUB)

110 Are they more explicit than Muslim sex manuals?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 27, 2018

Wasn't there a fatwa in the 90s about whether you could have sex with a sheep and the answer was "yes, but you can't eat the sheep afterwards"?
I think Mark Steyn goofed on it.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at May 27, 2018 09:37 AM (cfSRQ)

111 What color is the gravel, Eris?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 09:37 AM (fZuhk)

112 Sharing my pain lessens my burden.

You shall suffer as I suffered!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 09:33 AM (qJtVm)

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Made me laugh.

What I find even more cringe-worthy is the idea there is actually a market for such crap.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 27, 2018 09:38 AM (WEBkv)

113 wordsmith turned phrase monger

Posted by: REDACTED at May 27, 2018 09:38 AM (Ymy4N)

114 100 In order to fully understand the vision that Paul Atreidies was cursed with, you have to read ALL the books in the Dune Universe. All of them, including the Chapter House books, even the bad ones.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 27, 2018 09:32 AM (roQNm)

======

Ahhh, the Golden Path

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at May 27, 2018 09:39 AM (u8L+n)

115 111 What color is the gravel, Eris?
Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 09:37 AM (fZuhk)
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You go to hell.

You knew I would be compelled to read that thing and yet you never sent a SWAT team to my place?




And the gravel comes in so many colors only mantis shrimp can see them.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 09:40 AM (qJtVm)

116 There was a rumor she was playing "chicken" w/a Soviet sub...and didn't flinch.
Posted by: BignJames at May 27, 2018 09:32 AM (0+nbW)

If true it wouldn't have been the first, or last time US fast attacks and Soviet subs played chicken. Sometimes they bumped into each other, like big ol' bumper cars.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at May 27, 2018 09:41 AM (9UFns)

117
Ahhh, the Golden Path

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at May 27, 2018 09:39 AM

The alternative was the extinction of the human species, hunted down by robots.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 27, 2018 09:41 AM (roQNm)

118 Brant Pitre, 'Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist'. He argues for the Gospel Last Supper narratives what John Crossan argued for the Passion: they're structured around first-century Jewish messianic expectations. Where the Passion is around Psalm 22, the Last Supper is more around Moses and the Passover.

In the Age To Come, the Messiah was supposed to bring back manna, which was also the Shewbread alias the Bread Of The Face Of God. This is based on Exodus 24:11 "they beheld G-d, and ate and drank".

It's a good book, and doesn't cheerlead as hard as other books in this (mostly Catholic) genre... looking at you, Scott Hahn.

It also looks much like understanding Christian origins without knowing Second Temple Judaism is like understanding Islamic origins without knowing late-antique Syrian Christianity. You'll just get nowhere.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 09:42 AM (6FqZa)

119 Reading Lenny Dykstra's twitter feed (long story involving him and a sportswriter friend of mine from college) and see that Herman Wouk, author of the World War II epics "Winds of War" & "War and Remembrance" is still alive & recently celebrated his 103rd birthday.

Posted by: josephistan at May 27, 2018 09:42 AM (ANIFC)

120 has reached Rove status

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Not all is happy in the Bush empire.

Bush cousin admits to violently beating wife...

George W. Bush's cousin admits to violently attacking his first wife by 'repeatedly slamming his closed fist into her sternum just inches from their baby'

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 27, 2018 09:42 AM (+y/Ru)

121 yet you never sent a SWAT team to my place?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 09:40 AM (qJtVm)

Wait, what? Was that not your house?

Oh. Oh dear. I have some phone calls to make.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 09:43 AM (fZuhk)

122 116
There was a rumor she was playing "chicken" w/a Soviet sub...and didn't flinch.

Posted by: BignJames at May 27, 2018 09:32 AM (0+nbW)



If true it wouldn't have been the first, or last time US fast
attacks and Soviet subs played chicken. Sometimes they bumped into each
other, like big ol' bumper cars.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at May 27, 2018 09:41 AM (9UFns)

Saw a show back in the 90s - Secrets of the Cold War or something like it - where they talked about an attack sub that did this. To avoid a head-on collision, they did a dive and their conning tower split the Russian boat right down the centerline. They heard the sounds of her breaking up, but of course no one said anything at the time.
So, stuff like that did happen.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at May 27, 2018 09:43 AM (cfSRQ)

123 In order to fully understand the vision that Paul Atreidies was cursed with, you have to read ALL the books in the Dune Universe.

"I have seen the future... and it is really insipid, boring, and nonsensical"

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 09:44 AM (6FqZa)

124 This could go both here and the gun thread but I just started Death in the Long Grass by Peter Capstick. He went from a stockbroker to a professional big game hunter in Africa in the late '50's and '60's. He lays his chapters out by animal type. Lots of ways to get really badly killed by virtually everything.
Not for the faint of heart but he is a very smart guy and thoughtful about his job and clients. He notes that there are lot more man eating critters out there than just the odd lion.

Posted by: Winston at May 27, 2018 09:44 AM (wgCUV)

125 Soooo - whats your personal policy on un-returned books? Do you even loan them in the first place?
Posted by: Weasel at May 27, 2018 09:26 AM (MVjcR)

I've stopped lending.
There was one time, I still remember, when a mutual friend told me so and so had moved to a different country and left some boxes of books in their basement. Did I want to check them out before they donated them.
So I did and hey guess what, one box was all my books that I had lent the person.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at May 27, 2018 09:44 AM (hMwEB)

126 In Herbert's universe the robots were Nannies to the Humans, about coddled them to extinction. Unlike Felonia von Pantsuit which is a T616 model Terminator.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 09:44 AM (JaA49)

127 enjoying the Able Jones series by Owen Parry. which led to
Our Bones Are Scattered, the Cawnpore massacres of 857.
93 pages into 554, detailed background and build up.

Posted by: Adobe Juan Calhoon Kenobe at May 27, 2018 09:45 AM (V4nrQ)

128 Just got the De Voto book on Kindle. I've been reading various journals about life on a frontier. There's even an unfinished novel by Poe about an expedition across the continent in the 1790s. He published it in 1840 as a magazine serial but was fired before it was completed. I don't know where he got his information but much of his story rings true in details about terrain and gear.

Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2018 09:46 AM (V+03K)

129 He notes that there are lot more man eating critters out there than just the odd lion.
Posted by: Winston at May 27, 2018 09:44 AM (wgCUV)

We tried to warn you.

Posted by: Hall & Oates at May 27, 2018 09:46 AM (ANIFC)

130 I don't regret reading the entire original Dune series.
It's just that I liked each one less than previous.

Skandia: What are the "good" Chapterhouse books?
One or 2 at most that might get me to continue.

Posted by: InspiredHistoryMike at May 27, 2018 09:46 AM (CuFV9)

131 Anna, last week I was wondering if Terry Pratchett's Dark Side of the Sun was based on Dune.

I picked up Norstrillia by Cordwainer Smith and I am working through it again.

Dark Side of the Sun is based off of Norstrillia.

Now the question is if Dune is also based on Norstrillia, or at least the novella that Smith wrote, "The Planet Buyer".

(Cordwainer Smith manages to make a poetic moment out of describing the grey grass, arid lands, and the giant diseased sheep that are the source of the drug Stroon which Norstrillia's massive wealth is based on. If I knew how he managed that I would be a true author)

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2018 09:48 AM (2K6fY)

132 In Islamic[ate] culture The Perfumed Garden was the classic work on the topic. Kama Sutra for Arabic-speakers.

It was written by an Amazigh (Berber) from Tunis. Unlike Arabs, the Berbers used to pay attention to their women and not beat them.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 09:49 AM (6FqZa)

133 Ah! I see the Necronomicon brazenly on display in that photo, opened up to the Akashic records.


Tread lightly around this Doctor Weevil person.

Posted by: Fritz at May 27, 2018 09:49 AM (J7XgW)

134 Shut up all you f_ckers.

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 27, 2018 09:50 AM (iXmy8)

135 Isn't spice just a metaphor for oil?
You know, flowing?
I thought Herbert was writing about desertification and decided to jump down the rabbit hole.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at May 27, 2018 09:50 AM (cfSRQ)

136 Not all is happy in the Bush empire.

Bush cousin admits to violently beating wife...

George W. Bush's cousin admits to violently attacking his first wife by 'repeatedly slamming his closed fist into her sternum just inches from their baby'

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 27, 2018 09:42 AM (+y/Ru)


The sooner that entire family is permanently off my lawn the better.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 27, 2018 09:51 AM (y7DUB)

137 106 Someone, I think rhomboid, asked the other day for books about the free Polish Army in WWII.

anyone see the fiction film " Deep Blue World "? Polish flyers and their getting sold out to USSR after WW2.

Posted by: Adobe Juan Calhoon Kenobe at May 27, 2018 09:52 AM (30C+H)

138 They heard the sounds of her breaking up, but of course no one said anything at the time. So, stuff like that did happen.
Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at May 27, 2018 09:43 AM (cfSRQ)

The US sub involved did think they sank the Soviet sub and reported it, but it recovered and got back home. Both sides keep it quiet.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at May 27, 2018 09:52 AM (9UFns)

139 "Poacher-turned-Gamekeeper"?

I knew a guy decades ago. He was the friend of a friend. They were both sailors in the Navy. Alan was from Bemidji. Avid hunter and sportsman. Several years ago, I asked my friend want he is up to. He replied. "He's a ranger for Fish and Game." I replied "So, the poacher is now the ranger."

Posted by: JAS at May 27, 2018 09:54 AM (ii30j)

140 Don't recall seeing this before here. All I can say is wow. Just wow

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/ 2018/05/reparations_happy_hour_portland.html

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 27, 2018 09:54 AM (oLa9K)

141 126 In Herbert's universe the robots were Nannies to the Humans, about coddled them to extinction. Unlike Felonia von Pantsuit which is a T616 model Terminator.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 09:44 AM (JaA49)

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There's a brilliant short story, "With Folded Hands" about the creation of robots that do nothing but protect the human race.

Sort of like the nanny state and parents of today.

Just looked it up. The author is Jack Williamson

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 27, 2018 09:54 AM (WEBkv)

142 >>> 126 In Herbert's universe the robots were Nannies to the Humans, about coddled them to extinction. Unlike Felonia von Pantsuit which is a T616 model Terminator.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 09:44 AM (JaA49)

Shouldn't the middle digit also be a 6?

Posted by: Helena Handbotsket at May 27, 2018 09:54 AM (0ReGO)

143 129 He notes that there are lot more man eating critters out there than just the odd lion.
Posted by: Winston at May 27, 2018 09:44 AM (wgCUV)

We tried to warn you.
Posted by: Hall & Oates at May 27, 2018 09:46 AM (ANIFC)


What are we, chopped liver?

Posted by: Sigfried & Roy at May 27, 2018 09:55 AM (30C+H)

144 Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 09:42 AM (6FqZa)

It's hard for me to process people not knowing this since I've known it my whole life. In Evangelical circles the historic Jewish roots of Christianity are a given and study to understand those foundations is expected.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 27, 2018 09:56 AM (rp9xB)

145 Battle of the Bulge (on AMC, on a loop, as mentioned previously) may be the worst war film ever. Cringingly so.

It is my belief that BoB is the most written about engagement in history. books, films, magazines, articles, analysis, studies... put them all together and total them up, internationally, and it is at the top of the heap.

So with all that material to draw from..... how in the hell did they end up with a film so utterly crap? They even had historical figures - still alive when film was released - to build the story around! Ugh. its like watching a slow-motion train carrying kerosene plow into a bus full of nuns taking kittens to a charity auction.

Posted by: goatexchange at May 27, 2018 09:56 AM (YFnq5)

146 What are the "good" Chapterhouse books?
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Chapterhouse Dune is about the Bene Gesserit after Leto the worm is dispatched. It ends with The Ghola Duncan Idaho finally making his escape, and opens up a whole 'nother universe.

Heretics of Dune is set just before and ends with the Destruction of Arakis.

God Emperor of Dune was tough to get through; I didn't see the point.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 27, 2018 09:57 AM (roQNm)

147 140 Don't recall seeing this before here. All I can say is wow. Just wow

So what about Bhuseein? Does he get 0 dollars for not being a slave descendant or does he owe five for being haaflblaaacckk?

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 27, 2018 09:58 AM (JFO2v)

148 134 Shut up all you f_ckers.
Posted by: Muad'dib at May 27, 2018 09:50 AM (iXmy

daed si luaP

Posted by: cranberry sauce at May 27, 2018 09:58 AM (Ymy4N)

149 anyone see the fiction film " Deep Blue World "? Polish flyers and their getting sold out to USSR after WW2.

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I liked it but typical Yurp movie, everyone is always miserable. Hero loses his wife, his freedom, and his dog. The end.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 27, 2018 09:58 AM (+y/Ru)

150 Don't recall seeing this before here. All I can say is wow. Just wow

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/ 2018/05/reparations_happy_hour_portland.html

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Self-imposed idiot tax.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 27, 2018 10:00 AM (+y/Ru)

151 Cranberry Sauce is playing his Beatles records backwards. Again.

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 27, 2018 10:00 AM (iXmy8)

152 124 ... The Peter Capstick books are excellent and very entertaining. I do find I read them a chapter at a time and come back later to continue. Also, as a HUGE fan of the John Wayne movie "Hatari" since it first came out, the books even explain a few things in the show.

Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2018 10:01 AM (V+03K)

153 Jack Williamson is one of my all time favorite Golden Age SF writers, and not just because one of his stories begat this magnificent cover:

https://www.blackgate.com/2015/07/12/vintage-treasures-the-green-girl-by-jack-williamson/

I have a collection of his short stories that I need to get back into.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 10:01 AM (qJtVm)

154 Burton didn't finish his translation of The Perfumed Garden btw. The last chapter was too risque even for him (it was about buggery and pederasty). As he got older and dirtier he was going to translate it anyway but he died, and then his widow burned it.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 10:01 AM (6FqZa)

155 Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 09:49 AM (6FqZa)

Knowing that meaning of the phrase makes Song of Solomon a *lot* more "earthy" in the reading.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 27, 2018 10:03 AM (rp9xB)

156 The one point in God Emperor was where Leto orders all the history books burned in a pyre and orders all the history writers burned with their books, which I thought was amusing. Leto was pissed because the history writers were rewriting history that he, Leto, had lived through.

I know a lot of people don't like science fantasy because of stuff like this, and I get that. So ask yourself the question, if an omnipotent God can foresee his own death, would he let it happen? And Why?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 27, 2018 10:04 AM (roQNm)

157 Battle of the Bulge (on AMC, on a loop, as mentioned previously) may be the worst war film ever. Cringingly so.

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I understand that a rival studio was going to make a quality Battle of the Bulge movie in a Longest Day sort of way but these guys beat them to the punch so the progect was dropped. That and the Sergio Leone Leningrad movie he was planning to make when he died are two great what might have beens.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 27, 2018 10:05 AM (+y/Ru)

158 Good morning!

My normally rain averse doggehs decided that they needed to run through the puddles today during a thunderstorm. Ah, the smell of wet dog! (I took a dryer to them, but they still have that wet dander thing going on).

Reading a book recommended by the grandsons' preschool, Mind in the Making: The Seven essential Life Skills Every Child Needs. So far so good as self-control, taking on challenges, and critical thinking are all good things

Posted by: CN at May 27, 2018 10:05 AM (5gaNQ)

159 Knowing that meaning of the phrase makes Song of Solomon a *lot* more "earthy" in the reading.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 27, 2018 10:03 AM (rp9xB)

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There are significant portions of the Bible that are X-Rated.

For instance, after Lot survives Sodom and Gomorrah and is living in a cave.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 27, 2018 10:06 AM (WEBkv)

160 134 ... Muad'Dib, Any word about your son's dog? I hope it is fine.

Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2018 10:06 AM (V+03K)

161 How about: Dune was originally a stand-alone book that did surprisingly well.
So it became a trilogy.
Then Herbert needed more money, so he wrung three more increasingly awful books out of his creation.
Then he died.
And his family is strip-mining his creation.
Or, I guess the Golden Path is really deep, man.
I think of Herbert as Tolkien with a tenth of the talent.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at May 27, 2018 10:07 AM (cfSRQ)

162 Back in 2004 there was a website titled Ask The Imam featuring all sorts of everyday questions. As time went on questions regarding halal masturbation and porn became increasingly more prevalent. After a few months amusement morphed into boredom

Posted by: Bcorig at May 27, 2018 10:08 AM (n6g8Q)

163 I am wondering if the horde can help me make up a word or phrase to describe this situation:

Your cousin or a friend comes to town on a business trip and texts you that he wants to get together while here. You get all excited to see him again, but then he sends you another text later in the day that says sorry, he and his coworkers, the ones he spends all year with, are going out to dinner and he won't be able to meet up.

Posted by: Denver at May 27, 2018 10:08 AM (qO1bD)

164 So Orion slave girls can be blamed or praised on Jack Williamson

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 10:09 AM (JaA49)

165 Jake Holenhead

I had a number of deep conversations with the head of the investigating team back when I was at Com Naval Base Norfolk. His final, back me to the wall, theory was a hot run in a forward torpedo tube.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 27, 2018 10:09 AM (hyuyC)

166
"Cipher" by Sean Jenan. It is well written, and I didn't like it. I don't like Science Fantasy where the technology is 'sufficiently advanced to appear to be magical' unless it is a well-written hero's story like "Perilous Waif" by E. William Brown which is equally fantastical, but it is a hero's story where our hero does good things for good reasons. Which forces me to confront a quandary. We here on Ace of Spades HQ are well acquainted with the progressive democrat's defense of Socialism when they say if only the right people are in charge, socialism could work.

John Adams says essentially the same thing when he says that the US Constitution is written for a moral people and is unsuited for any other. Recent history seems to confirm this dilemma. If your Monarchy is a moral and wise King, then Monarchy is a good form of government. If your King is not wise and righteous, Monarchy isn't such a good deal.

Back to "Cipher". It is a martyr's tale, not a hero's story, and I didn't like the way religion was used to set the stage for the characters. The story is about the scientific pursuit of God Like Powers where the Science is quite magical, and the characters are quite amoral. I read it all the way to the end, hoping the hero gets the girl and the gold. Instead, the main character gets something else, all for the love of a good woman.

The contrast between "Perilous Waif" and "Cipher" is quite interesting and if you don't mind your science being magical, you might find it useful to read these two books.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 27, 2018 10:09 AM (roQNm)

167 I want to thank Pixy Misa for fixing whatever code was making my tablet return to the top after every refresh on posts with pictures at the top. The reading experience the last couple of days is *much* improved.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 27, 2018 10:10 AM (rp9xB)

168 I should be publishing my first Kindle ebook in the next few days. Still revising and trying to read up on all of the ways to help promote it. "Let's Hack Oxidative Stress" is guide to help folks hack oxidative stress by changing one to three lifestyle choices and checking their progress by a piss (urine for the girly men) test. Any tips from the Morons? Anyone from the Gainzzz group want to review it for me?

Posted by: scrood at May 27, 2018 10:12 AM (JHywS)

169 163: Sounds like cousin had to protect his job. Sorry it caused a let down. When I used to go to conferences with colleagues, I knew I had to be there to make sure the plotting had nothing to do with me.

Posted by: CN at May 27, 2018 10:13 AM (5gaNQ)

170 OT: paddle steamer en route to Ireland sinks off the coast of Anglesey.

It had been christened the MV Oliver Cromwell.
tinyurl.com/y88f3xlc

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 10:14 AM (6FqZa)

171
Electricity finally restored.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 27, 2018 10:14 AM (eM8BP)

172 I love the library btw, it looks like a working library, with all needed references accessible.

Posted by: CN at May 27, 2018 10:14 AM (5gaNQ)

173 Your cousin or a friend comes to town on a business trip and texts you that he wants to get together while here. You get all excited to see him again, but then he sends you another text later in the day that says sorry, he and his coworkers, the ones he spends all year with, are going out to dinner and he won't be able to meet up.
Posted by: Denver at May 27, 2018 10:08 AM (qO1bD)

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Loser.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 27, 2018 10:15 AM (WEBkv)

174 >160 134 ... Muad'Dib, Any word about your son's dog? I hope it is fine.
Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2018 10:06 AM (V+03K)



JTB, thanks for asking. He is alive. We are in wait and see mode for the next several days. There are likely long term neurological problems no matter what.

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 27, 2018 10:15 AM (iXmy8)

175 Nice! Books in cages - where they belong!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 27, 2018 10:15 AM (5tSKk)

176 re: Larry Correia and Origins.

The con people informed Larry that he had to buy his own plane tickets and would reimburse him. Since Larry is kinda large, he upgraded from coach to business for an extra $300. Then Origins reneged because of Soviet Justice Wanking hysteria. It wasn't until the 21st that the check finally arrived minus the cost of the upgrade.

Origins* has really proved themselves to be a class act don't you think?

And David Weber has weighed in on the matter with a Facebook post where he compares the SJW mentality to a pack of hyenas pulling an animal down. Plus he plans to skip any cons that do what Origins did.

*Larry also mentions on his blog that the person who lead the crusade to get his invite yanked will not be attending the con.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 10:17 AM (JaA49)

177 Kindltot I am not sure I have not read that Pratchett or Smith books. But it is always possible. Writers with egos is not unheard of, as in "I could do so much more with that idea than this swill!"

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 10:20 AM (JaA49)

178 174: Poor pup! It's had when they are ill. We just went through a mucocele gallbladder surgery with granddoggeh early last month. No major sequelae, but at 15 it was worrisome, but he seems so much better.

Posted by: CN at May 27, 2018 10:20 AM (5gaNQ)

179 Good Sunday Morning, all.

I'd like to invite you to church with me. it's online.

http://www.gdconline.org/

Pastor Griffin usually does a Memorial Day Special I think you smart military types would like. (I do!) Starts at 9:30 CST.

Best thing, you don't have to go now, while it airs live. you can go there anytime and listen.

Hope your weekend contains the meaning you desire.

Posted by: booknlass at May 27, 2018 10:20 AM (uJ09Y)

180 And David Weber has weighed in on the matter with a Facebook post where he compares the SJW mentality to a pack of hyenas pulling an animal down. Plus he plans to skip any cons that do what Origins did.

No writer should attend a con that censors any author because of politics. Its anathema to a writer to silence expression and thoughts. Why would you help book burners as an author? Why be associated with them?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 27, 2018 10:21 AM (39g3+)

181 I prefer used books stores. You never know what your gonna find, which is half the fun.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 27, 2018 08:52 AM (EoRCO)

Life is like a used book store. You never know what your gonna find. - Timber Gump, Forrest's cousin.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 27, 2018 10:22 AM (9BLnV)

182 I'm continuing the Blue Nie and White Nile books by Moorehead. One of the benefits is they put me in the mood for the H. Rider Haggard novels and I'm slowly going through King Solomon's Mines. It's easy to forget how much fun his stories are.

Have the 'lost world' themes been appropriated a million times? Yes. Has so-called scholarship provided information about the area? Yes. Does that matter? No!! It takes little effort to to get in the mindset of when this was new and exciting story telling written with humor and a sense of wonder. It's like reading a good translation of Jules Verne. Worth every second spent among the pages.

Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2018 10:22 AM (V+03K)

183 John Adams says essentially the same thing when he says that the US Constitution is written for a moral people and is unsuited for any other. Recent history seems to confirm this dilemma.

The difference being that communism requires perfect and sinless people whereas a democracy merely requires virtuous people who may sin and be imperfect but have a consistent strong moral code they strive toward.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 27, 2018 10:25 AM (39g3+)

184 Nice! Books in cages - where they belong!
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 27, 2018 10:15 AM

Thats where one should keep their Monster Book of Monsters

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 10:26 AM (aC6Sd)

185 Timur Kuran writes about what went wrong: t.co/NwhjPK9yyd

This essay critically evaluates the analytic literature concerned with causal connections between Islam and economic performance. It focuses on works since 1997, when this literature was last surveyed. Among the findings are the following: Ramadan fasting by pregnant women harms prenatal development; Islamic charities mainly benefit the middle class; Islam affects educational outcomes less through Islamic schooling than through structural factors that handicap learning as a whole; Islamic finance hardly affects Muslim financial behavior; and low generalized trust depresses Muslim trade.

The last feature reflects the Muslim world's delay in transitioning from personal to impersonal exchange. The delay resulted from the persistent simplicity of the private enterprises formed under Islamic law. Weak property rights reinforced the private sector's stagnation by driving capital out of commerce and into rigid waqfs. Waqfs limited economic development through their inflexibility and democratization by restraining the development of civil society. Parts of the Muslim world conquered by Arab armies are especially undemocratic, which suggests that early Islamic institutions, including slave-based armies, were particularly critical to the persistence of authoritarian patterns of governance.

States have contributed themselves to the persistence of authoritarianism by treating Islam as an instrument of governance. As the world started to industrialize, non-Muslim subjects of Muslim-governed states pulled ahead of their Muslim neighbors by exercising the choice of law they enjoyed under Islamic law in favor of a Western legal system.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 10:27 AM (6FqZa)

186 The difference being that communism requires perfect and sinless people whereas a democracy merely requires virtuous people who may sin and be imperfect but have a consistent strong moral code they strive toward.

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And a Democratic Republic requires wise and moral representatives who make decisions on what is best for the country and not individual groups. It also requires educated voters who can differentiate between men and women of good character and those opportunists who merely want to enrich themselves at public expense.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 27, 2018 10:29 AM (roQNm)

187 At a 'con they had spice French toast - cinnamon French toast

Posted by: Jean at May 27, 2018 10:29 AM (MS0+a)

188 19: reading "code girls"...

the japanese diplomatic code "purple" was broken by willian friedman and his team at the army's signals intelligence service. he established the american cryptanalysis services beginning before ww I (he served under pershing) and he wrote the standard texts for the science used by the u.s. military (he coined the word cryptanalysis). a really pivotal figure in american military history and the history of codes and code breaking.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 27, 2018 10:30 AM (Pg+x7)

189 An author worth checking out:

Erik Larson.

I've read "Devil in the White City" and "In the Garden of Beasts" and I highly recommend them as very readable history.

"Devil in the White City" is chilling because it details a serial killer, H. H. Holmes, that operated pretty much with impunity in Chicago around the time of the World Fair.

"In the Garden of Beasts" recounts the experiences of the American diplomatic effort in pre-WWII Germany as the pogroms against the Jews were really starting to take off.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 27, 2018 10:31 AM (WEBkv)

190 Following the recommendation of The Horde, I've been reading "The White Nile." What a great book. Interesting, informative, and definitely not PC

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at May 27, 2018 10:33 AM (jg0qR)

191 Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 27, 2018 10:27 AM (6FqZa)

Wow. Is he muslim? That's the sort of criticism that seems like it could get him in trouble.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 27, 2018 10:33 AM (rp9xB)

192 My Canadian Boyfriend, Justin Trudeau!

https://tinyurl.com/ycfc3zhm

And a petite stocking stuffer perfect for those long cold nights snuggling in front of the fire with your hot chocolate and your blood boy:

https://tinyurl.com/y7d2ml2w

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 09:05 AM (qJtVm)

(pukes quietly in corner)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2018 10:35 AM (WFV7d)

193 Speaking of adapting things, perhaps I should give this a rewrite? It was something inspired by this blog and have not quite sanded off the fingerprints of the original story - "The Girl Who Was Plugged In."

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You see that misshapened girl there? The one hanging back lost in the crowd but still gawking at getting this close to her DNC gods? Believe it or not sleepers, she'll soon be one of those gods. But not in any usual way, no sirree bob.

Her name is Philadelphia Burke and Hillary is her hero and goddess all rolled into one. Can you grok that you zombie? She will soon enough because here come the two dark clothed men sporting the black sunglasses. The sound of her body hitting pavement is lost amid the cheers as one man holsters his TASER and nods.

Her lumpy limp form is hustled by those imposing men down the alley she'd been in and then tossed into a van like so much dead meat. But no she still lives as she bleats like a stuck cow in shock. The side door slams closed and she rolls on the floor as the vehicle accelerates.

Now here is where it gets weird you dead heads. She finally croaks out a word between twisted teeth and cleft lip but she can't move as Philadelphia discovers her hands are tied. "What?"

A woman enters her view with a not so charming smile plastered on a gorgeous plastic face. "How would you like to meet your goddess?"

Hog-tied and croggled, Philadelphia blinks in confusion as another "What" escapes her constricted throat. The false smile never falters but something in the eyes changes of the artificial woman even as a hand lifts up Philadelphia's chin.

"Oh we know all about your social feeds. And you Philadelphia Burke. Everything. We're going to do you a big favor, give your life a major upgrade where you can meet those you adore.. Does that sound good?"

"I guess."

The hand is stronger than it would seem and Philadelphia feels her hefty body being pulled toward the scary strange woman. "I'll ask again. Do you want a better life?"

Her chin is starting to hurt along with a back protesting at being held at such an odd angle, it hurts so much it makes Philadelphia's eyes water. Just to stop the pain she nods and whispers. "Yes."

Now ghouls listen close as we get to the really weird part of this story. Hang on with those talons as we veer far off course and miss the Twilight Zone.

The hand releases Philadelphia and the young girl falls to the van's floor with a thump which makes her body jiggle even more than the van's movements had caused. But it is a blessed relief not to be held like that. She finally regains her wits and breath to look up. "What now?"

Philadelphia blanches as the smile is no longer pretending to be nice, it is she decides a cold triumphant smile. That she has lost some kind of game and has no idea what it is.

The woman in what is obviously an expensive business suit merely waves a hand in dismissal. "Nothing to worry about. Just some minor hardware upgrades for you since you have a new job."

Philadelphia blinks in confusion, what new job. No one wants to hire her with all of her problems. "New job?"

The woman takes a sip from a glass and now gives Philadelphia a calculating look. "We are going to see what kind of actress you are besides all those MMORPGs that you are fond of."

"Actress?"

"Oh yes my little pet project. When I get through with you, you will be the perfect waldo controller for Hillary."

Told all you vampires it was weird.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 10:35 AM (JaA49)

194 Told all you vampires it was weird.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 10:35 AM (JaA49)

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"The Handler" with vampires?

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 27, 2018 10:38 AM (WEBkv)

195 One thing I learned reading a history of the Battle of the Bulge was the US Army didn't collapse in full, pockets of the Germans broke through in many places but terrain forced them to travel in sometimes out of the way directions. Many American units on their flanks did their job to harass the advancing Germans.

Posted by: Skip at May 27, 2018 10:38 AM (aC6Sd)

196 Her lumpy limp form is hustled by those imposing men down the alley she'd been in and then tossed into a van like so much dead meat.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 10:35 AM (JaA49)


It's like alliteration, only used for evil instead of for good.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 10:39 AM (fZuhk)

197 There's a brilliant short story, "With Folded Hands" about the creation of robots that do nothing but protect the human race.
Sort of like the nanny state and parents of today.

Just looked it up. The author is Jack Williamson
Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 27, 2018 09:54 AM (WEBkv)


Rhodomagnetism for the win!

That story was republished in one of the "Science Fiction Hall of Fame" collections edited by Ben Bova.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at May 27, 2018 10:39 AM (htCxB)

198 Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 27, 2018 10:09 AM (hyuyC)

I lean towards the hydrogen gas explosion in the battery well theory.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at May 27, 2018 10:39 AM (9UFns)

199 Felonia von Pantsuit with the exoskeleton under her coat is getting just a little too close to Baron Harkonnen for comfort.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 27, 2018 10:40 AM (oLa9K)

200 (pukes quietly in corner)
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2018 10:35 AM (WFV7d)

I wasn't sure if it was parody, or the people who would buy it were beyond parody.

I have to think that a lot of the purchases are as gag gifts.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 10:41 AM (qJtVm)

201 199: Some libs on FB insist this is a form of body armor as the old bitch is so dangerous to Drumppf, or something

Posted by: CN at May 27, 2018 10:42 AM (5gaNQ)

202 Maybe All Hail Eris should write a Dune parody sex book - Dunkin' Idaho: Keeping a Bene Gesserit Witch Satisified.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 09:14 AM (JaA49)

A factoid that Frank Herbert curiously neglected to mention: when the Tleilaxu reanimated the dead Duncan Idaho, they used vast quantities of cocaine. That's right, he was a Coca Ghola.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 27, 2018 10:42 AM (WFV7d)

203 195: & the damn engineers who really screwed up piper's advance, on the fly and sometimes at the last minute.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 27, 2018 10:43 AM (Pg+x7)

204 https://www.blackgate.com/2015

/07/12/vintage-treasures-

the-green-girl-by-jack-williamson/



Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 10:01 AM (qJtVm)


I'll be in my bunk.

Posted by: Capt. James Tiberius Kirk at May 27, 2018 10:43 AM (htCxB)

205 And a Democratic Republic requires wise and moral representatives who make decisions on what is best for the country and not individual groups. It also requires educated voters who can differentiate between men and women of good character and those opportunists who merely want to enrich themselves at public expense.

All of which comes down to virtue, because that's the only thing that keeps people from the flaws you list. Knowing better doesn't stop you, only wanting to BE better.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 27, 2018 10:44 AM (39g3+)

206 Maybe All Hail Eris should write a Dune parody sex book - Dunkin' Idaho: Keeping a Bene Gesserit Witch Satisified.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 09:14 AM

That's in Chapterhouse Dune, the part I left out. Lotta sex in that book; sex as a weapon, sex addiction as a means of control. It isn't explicit, thankfully.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 27, 2018 10:45 AM (roQNm)

207 I've seen Deep Blue World. It's an interesting movie but I always forget the name.

Glad to hear the lab is hanging in there. Really hope he comes through okay.

I'm reading Gene Logsdon books right now. Lots of folks recommend Wendell Berry when it comes to books on farming. I suspect Berry leans left politically and he tends to bring in politics more than Logsdon. "All Flesh is Grass" by Logsdon is about pasture farming. There are interesting stories about contrarian farmers. I don't know how much farming there is in my future but we've talked about being able to run a few cows for beef.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 27, 2018 10:45 AM (Lqy/e)

208 I'm finishing up "Nemesis: Alcibiades and the Fall of Athens" by David Stuttard and highly recommend it for a look at one of history's most fascinating characters. Alcibiades came of age just as the Peloponnesian War began and proved to be an able strategist for the Athenians. He had been educated by Socrates (he and the philosopher save each others lives at different battles) and adopted by Pericles. He ends up helping Athens, then Sparta, then Persia, before escaping to Thrace and then Anatolia where he is murdered. His combination of flamboyance and cunning would make him a natural in today's political environment.

Thucydides' "History of the Peloponnesian War" is one of my favorite books, but I have to admit I usually suffer from fatigue trying to make sense of the second half of it. Stuttard's book helps provide a framework for what happened during the entire war and explain where Thucydides got things wrong (probably from believing Alcibiades in their conversations). Again, highly recommended.

Posted by: Dwight at May 27, 2018 10:46 AM (iAl7a)

209 Anna, if you get a chance pick up anything by Cordwainer Smith. He used a lot of classical Chinese literature as a basis for his plots, but it is mostly about people interacting with a technological world they only superficially understand.

But very poetic, and very odd. And there are cat people! Well underpeople really, but some of them are based on cats. The Ballad of Lost C'Mell comes to mind.

It is very different sort of universe from Heinlein or Niven where the hero is deeply conversant with the nuts and bolts aspects.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2018 10:46 AM (2K6fY)

210 So Fifty Shades of Dune is in the realm of possibility?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 10:46 AM (JaA49)

211 I wasn't sure if it was parody, or the people who would buy it were beyond parody.

I have to think that a lot of the purchases are as gag gifts.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 10:41 AM (qJtVm)

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Imagine this: You buy the product as a gag gift and it backfires because the recipient cannot believe how thoughtful you were...

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 27, 2018 10:47 AM (WEBkv)

212 Poacher-turned-Gamekeeper is a good phrase, but I don't think the example you gave fits it correctly - what the GOP-e has done in response to O-care is described much better by the simple word, "Traitor".

Poacher-turned-Gamekeeper describes someone who has been a criminal, but who has now chosen to work on the side of the law. The idea is basically "set a thief to catch a thief".
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 27, 2018 09:05 AM (V2Yro)


Except that yeah, that's basically what happened with that law.

You are placing values on "law" that actually, if you think about it, are more accurately reflecting one of our problems here.

Look at it this way: Suppose Obamacare was a good thing (yes, just try to imagine). Your Republican office seekers were rebels, trying to break that law. Now that they've been elected, they're not protecting that law.

And if you view the word "game" by its other connotation, they are, your Republican officerholders, acting as perfect little game keepers.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 10:48 AM (cY3LT)

213 So Fifty Shades of Dune is in the realm of possibility?

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You have to write what the market is going to buy, and you have to market the product to the buyers.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 27, 2018 10:49 AM (roQNm)

214 sock b gon!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at May 27, 2018 10:49 AM (htCxB)

215 I don't know how much Steven Den Beste is available online. He wrote a post about how renewable energy sources can never be scaled up to replace conventional sources. It really changed how I looked at renewables.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 27, 2018 10:50 AM (Lqy/e)

216 "The Handler" with vampires?
Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 27, 2018 10:38 AM (WEBkv)


Avatar, without the furry aspect.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2018 10:50 AM (2K6fY)

217 *groan* "Mind-blowing sex." *groan*

There is no such thing. Get over it. You bump, you hump, you spasm, you smoke a cigarette. Fuhgeddaboudit.

If you absolutely must have a religious experience, you're simply going to have to get religion. Your down-there-thingy is just a tingly-dingly. It's not The Meaning Of Life.

Posted by: JBSPRY at May 27, 2018 10:51 AM (fgikz)

218 You are placing values on "law" that actually, if you think about it, are more accurately reflecting one of our problems here.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 10:48 AM (cY3LT)


And just to finish that thought, it's a basic human trait, to follow rules/laws. So once you pass a law, most people will eventually settle into obeying it. It comes with our herd mentality.

The left knows this. That's why they fight so hard to get this stuff on the books, because they know uprooting it once it's done, is harder than preventing it in the first place.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 10:51 AM (cY3LT)

219 I really like the revolving bookcases. I coveted one that was also an ottoman back when I was moving from apartment to apartment.

I was on a short story kick the last couple of weeks because a colleague brought in boxes of books and there was a Roald Dahl collection. Dahl liked his maniacs, didn't he? I also ordered a Lawrence Block collection but it hasn't arrived yet.

I'm currently reading Zito and Todd's The Great Revolt.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 27, 2018 10:51 AM (/+bwe)

220 Philistines, science fiction philistines... James Tiptree Jr.* "The Girl Who Was Plugged In." Won a Hugo in I think 1969.

*Nom de plume for an actual woman writer. Go figure.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 10:52 AM (JaA49)

221 Pastor Griffin's first biography of a Medal of Honor winner today is of Richmond Pearson Hobson, from the Spanish American War.

Posted by: booknlass at May 27, 2018 10:53 AM (uJ09Y)

222 *groan* "Mind-blowing sex." *groan*

There is no such thing. Get over it. You bump, you hump, you spasm, you smoke a cigarette. Fuhgeddaboudit.

If you absolutely must have a religious experience, you're simply going to have to get religion. Your down-there-thingy is just a tingly-dingly. It's not The Meaning Of Life.
Posted by: JBSPRY at May 27, 2018 10:51 AM (fgikz)


Ok, I'm going to give a serious response, rather than the jokey one I was considering.

I would suggest, such a thing as "mind blowing sex" does exist. However... it's probably only going to happen inside a committed relationship, and even then, it might not happen too often within MOST committed relationships.

But when it does...

Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 10:55 AM (cY3LT)

223 Still going through all of Andrew Loomis's book, should finish them up in, oh, five years or so.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 27, 2018 10:55 AM (UfMVm)

224 Not to mention the possible mind-blowing of Superman getting jiggy with Lois Lane and losing control of his super well soaker

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 10:56 AM (JaA49)

225 are lot more man eating critters out there

They just bagged a chupacabra in Montana.
http://www.foxnews.com/science/
2018/05/25/strange-wolf-like-
animal-killed-in-montana-puzzles
-wildlife-officials.html

Somebody warn AlexTheChick.

Posted by: DaveA at May 27, 2018 10:57 AM (FhXTo)

226 James Tiptree wrote some great short stories. "The Girl Who Was Plugged In" (made into and execrable t.v. episode), and I remember liking the novel "Brightness Falls From the Air".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 11:00 AM (qJtVm)

227 I don't know how much Steven Den Beste is available online.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 27, 2018 10:50 AM (Lqy/e)

I've forgotten the details, but years ago on his blog he made a comment I think in one of his own posts, that Ace's blog comments are a train wreck. It was a hoot to read.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at May 27, 2018 11:00 AM (9UFns)

228 OT: paddle steamer en route to Ireland sinks off the coast of Anglesey.

It had been christened the MV Oliver Cromwell.
tinyurl.com/y88f3xlc

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Shouldda been the Stormy Daniels 'cause it went down.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 27, 2018 11:00 AM (+y/Ru)

229 Not to mention the possible mind-blowing of Superman getting jiggy with Lois Lane and losing control of his super well soaker
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 10:56 AM (JaA49)


Or soul blowing sex... for example, Angel getting jiggy with an underaged Buffy, and whoosh... there it goes.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 11:00 AM (cY3LT)

230 " He (Goff) said as soon as he left one, he had forgotten everything, which made
him question the usefulness of group study as opposed to reading on his
own."
yeah, "group study" is perhaps the wrong term for his complaint. Personal study is essential and foundational, but group discussions can then expand the personal thinking, or at least "sharpen with the stone" of other people's views.

If the person is so self centered they can't at times engage in the interests (and maybe deeper understanding) of members of a group, it may be a personal problem.

This blog has posts -- comments engage that subject and wrestle with it, or play with it, try to comprehend it and dismantle it to see what makes it tick. The panoply of multiple thinkers in this type forum makes the "group study" awesome.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 27, 2018 11:02 AM (bT8Z4)

231 Oh yeah. Was discussing Jim Webb’s excellent Born Fighting with coworker, who thereupon lent me Albion’s Seed. So I will be bench pressing this tome for a while.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 11:02 AM (qJtVm)

232 215 I don't know how much Steven Den Beste is available online. He wrote a post about how renewable energy sources can never be scaled up to replace conventional sources. It really changed how I looked at renewables.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 27, 2018 10:50 AM (Lqy/e)


A lot of the good stuff is unavailable, even in the archives. I shoulda got me one of those applications that crawl though entire websites and save every page and used it on SDB's old "USS Clueless" site.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at May 27, 2018 11:05 AM (htCxB)

233 James Tiptree was excluded from an anthology of women's Science Fiction because the organizers (I seem to remember LeGuin was one of them) didn't realize she was a woman writing with a man's pseudonym.

Alice B Sheldon, USAAF photo-interpretation specialist and later an analyst for the CIA, PhD, and a research psychologist.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 27, 2018 11:06 AM (2K6fY)

234
They just bagged a chupacabra in Montana.
http://www.foxnews.com/science/
2018/05/25/strange-wolf-like-
animal-killed-in-montana-puzzles
-wildlife-officials.html

Somebody warn AlexTheChick.
Posted by: DaveA at May 27, 2018 10:57 AM (FhXTo)

The story isn't there. Hmm.........

Posted by: josephistan at May 27, 2018 11:07 AM (ANIFC)

235 They just bagged a chupacabra in Montana.
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It's actually a coywolf/humanzee hybrid.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 11:08 AM (qJtVm)

236 Just finished Navigators of Dune. Convinced me of two things. Not to read another and that writing is not like a hardware store your son can't take up the family writing business.

Posted by: DaveA at May 27, 2018 11:09 AM (FhXTo)

237 If the person is so self centered they can't at times engage in the interests (and maybe deeper understanding) of members of a group, it may be a personal problem.

This blog has posts -- comments engage that subject and wrestle with it, or play with it, try to comprehend it and dismantle it to see what makes it tick. The panoply of multiple thinkers in this type forum makes the "group study" awesome.
Posted by: illiniwek at May 27, 2018 11:02 AM (bT8Z4)


That's beside the point.

It doesn't really matter if the subject is worthwhile or not. And it doesn't really matter if YOU find the method of learning to be effective.

For some people, it's not.

We have a very primitive understanding of these things, including even how we design and run schools. Some people do NOT learn that way. They just don't.

It's not a character flaw, it's a difference in how people's brains are wired.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 11:09 AM (cY3LT)

238 Harvey Weinstein should write a memoir of his time in the joint.

"Don't do the crime, if you can't do the time,

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 27, 2018 11:09 AM (EoRCO)

239 The book thread is altogether the wrong thread for this, but today is National Sunscreen Day. So, y'know, be aware of that if you should, God forbid, find yourself forced out of your dank cave and happen to encounter the burning yellow face.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 11:10 AM (fZuhk)

240 https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybnnszn5

Posted by: DaveA at May 27, 2018 11:10 AM (FhXTo)

241 Instead of Albion's Seed, perhaps this might interest you more. From 1795 a book on being a stage magician called Hocus Pocus

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/57217/57217-h/57217-h.htm

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 11:11 AM (JaA49)

242 Harvey Weinstein should write a memoir of his time in the joint.

"Don't do the crime, if you can't do the time,
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 27, 2018 11:09 AM (EoRCO)


"Sometimes You Do Time In the Joint; Sometimes the Joint Does Time In You."

Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 11:11 AM (cY3LT)

243 Just finished Navigators of Dune. Convinced me of two things. Not to read another and that writing is not like a hardware store your son can't take up the family writing business.
Posted by: DaveA at May 27, 2018 11:09 AM (FhXTo)


This guy right here. I like where his head's at.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 11:12 AM (fZuhk)

244 It's not a character flaw, it's a difference in how people's brains are wired.

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It also depends on the subject matter. One can be a highly trained and degreed theorist but some subjects require that you get your hands dirty and actually work with the theory. Welding is a good example. You can talk about welding all day, but you need to strike an arc and draw a bead to really get it.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 27, 2018 11:13 AM (roQNm)

245 https://web.archive.org/web/
20160205201840/http://denbeste.nu/
cd_log_entries/2002/09/Whoisourenemy.shtml

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycqc2wgv

Posted by: DaveA at May 27, 2018 11:14 AM (FhXTo)

246 So, y'know, be aware of that if you should, God forbid, find yourself forced out of your dank cave and happen to encounter the burning yellow face.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 11:10 AM (fZuhk)
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Fie, 'tis the the angry sky god!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 11:16 AM (qJtVm)

247 Star Songs of an Old Primate by James Tiptree Jr with an introduction by Ursula K LeGuin.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 11:17 AM (JaA49)

248 I'm waiting for the sun to dry the grass before I spread towels in the backyard to soak up the UV I need to clear my psoriasis.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 27, 2018 11:18 AM (roQNm)

249
So I killed the book thread.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 27, 2018 11:20 AM (roQNm)

250 >>>*groan* "Mind-blowing sex." *groan*There is no such thing. Get over it.<<<
Sometimes sex is more than just a chore or release. When you make it a weekend event, when you make it special, the ladies will tend to pay for everything.

Does this make me a dirty, filthy whore? So be it!

Posted by: Fritz at May 27, 2018 11:21 AM (J7XgW)

251 Coy wolf?

What does it have to be ashamed of? Tail not fluffy enough? Instead of a howl, it gargles? Or it lacks the halitosis of fresh killed deer?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 11:21 AM (JaA49)

252 I'm waiting for the sun to dry the grass before I spread towels in the backyard to soak up the UV I need to clear my psoriasis.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 27, 2018 11:18 AM (roQNm)


I am waiting for the sun to dry and kill the green stuff on my lawn, so I don't have to cut it.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 11:21 AM (cY3LT)

253 Just finished Navigators of Dune. Convinced me of two things. Not to read another and that writing is not like a hardware store your son can't take up the family writing business.
Posted by: DaveA at May 27, 2018 11:09 AM (FhXTo)

What's next in the franchise? Mechanics of Dune? Re-upholsterors of Dune? Consignment Shop Workers of Dune? People of Wal-Mart of Dune?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 27, 2018 11:21 AM (9BLnV)

254 "Don't do the crime, if you can't do the time,

Keep your eye on the sparrow.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 27, 2018 11:22 AM (brIR5)

255 Fremen of Wal-Mart: A Tale in Three Parts - Grocery, Pharmacy, and Pets

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 11:23 AM (JaA49)

256 People of Wal-Mart of Dune?
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Tell me you wouldn't read the hell out of that.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 11:23 AM (qJtVm)

257 239 ... "The book thread is altogether the wrong thread for this, but today is National Sunscreen Day. So, y'know, be aware of that if you should, God forbid, find yourself forced out of your dank cave and happen to encounter the burning yellow face."

Hog, I'm old enough to take a few precautions these days. I tend to wear hats with three inch brims and have them in various weights from a decent grade of Panama hat, vent mesh hats to winter weight stuff. If I'll be out in the sun for a while I go for long sleeved shirts of light cotton.


When I delivered grain to small farms many years ago, the farmers always wore long sleeves in the summer and hats. Never heard a thing about skin cancer for any of them. And these were folks who worked outdoors all the time.

Posted by: JTB at May 27, 2018 11:24 AM (V+03K)

258 Just changing who reads what can affect how you learn different things in group study even when repeating the material.

One person reads whole chapter.
Each person reads a few paragraphs around the room thru the whole chapter.
Each person reads until anyone has a discussion comment.

Probably not noticeable while reading lawnmower repair manuals, (which I'm going to have to remember because it sounded like it spit out a bolt Thursday).

Posted by: DaveA at May 27, 2018 11:24 AM (FhXTo)

259
The Kurtherian Gambit (by Michael Anderle) is on book 21 in the series with no end in sight.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at May 27, 2018 11:24 AM (roQNm)

260 West Hollywood Mayor John Duran, who honored porn star Stormy Daniels last week for her role in leading the resistance to President Donald Trump, faced sexual harassment claims that led to the city paying out $500,000 on his behalf in 2016.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 27, 2018 11:25 AM (SjImc)

261 Just finished Navigators of Dune. Convinced me of two things. Not to read another and that writing is not like a hardware store your son can't take up the family writing business.
Posted by: DaveA at May 27, 2018 11:09 AM (FhXTo)

What's next in the franchise? Mechanics of Dune? Re-upholsterors of Dune? Consignment Shop Workers of Dune? People of Wal-Mart of Dune?
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 27, 2018 11:21 AM (9BLnV)


I haven't yet jumped into, but plan to, the works that Christopher Tolkien finished for his dad.

I was of the assumption that it couldn't possibly be worth my time or effort... sort of the "Navigators of Middle Earth" was how I had been imagining it. They say though, Christopher did a bangup job of finishing stuff for his dad, in ways his dad wasn't terribly good at.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 11:25 AM (cY3LT)

262 Kindltot, I really enjoy Cordwainer Smith. I didn't know his stories involve Chinese culture. Interesting!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 27, 2018 11:25 AM (/+bwe)

263 Oh that's write (!), we have our cat-girl on the inside.

I'm sure you've already seen immense worm-people on mobility carts.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 11:26 AM (qJtVm)

264 Muad'dib's Guide To Making A Fortune In Real Estate?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 27, 2018 11:27 AM (CPfoe)

265 Oh kami, that's a Benny Hill skit

Worm emperor Leto and Hillary on Hover-Rounds chasing each other.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 11:27 AM (JaA49)

266 Bene Gesserit and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Posted by: Tanner Boyle at May 27, 2018 11:28 AM (aTveC)

267 What's next in the franchise?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dune_franchise

No info on whether Walmart will be before or after "kids sandbox down the street" or Suk Doctor.

Posted by: DaveA at May 27, 2018 11:29 AM (FhXTo)

268 But yeah, seriously a measurement of 5ft should not be a waist size.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 11:29 AM (JaA49)

269 @193 Told all you vampires it was weird.
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Several months ago, Sarah Hoyt wrote a short story on her blog about Hillary Clinton making a deal with a couple of Russian vampires. Hillary gets eternal undeath, and Lenin and Stalin get another crack at attempting to corrupt the US.

Posted by: juniorj at May 27, 2018 11:29 AM (IojR2)

270 Tolkien exception true.

Posted by: DaveA at May 27, 2018 11:30 AM (FhXTo)

271 I haven't yet jumped into, but plan to, the works that Christopher Tolkien finished for his dad.
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They say though, Christopher did a bangup job of finishing stuff for his dad, in ways his dad wasn't terribly good at.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 27, 2018 11:25 AM (cY3LT)


I've heard the same. It makes perfect sense though; if people willingly dive into the Dune stuff even when people with savage Maker scars because they've been there themselves warn them it's not worth it and down that path lies pain and madness you sillly silly goon, why not extend the same trust to Christopher?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 27, 2018 11:31 AM (fZuhk)

272 Remembering Your Tooth : A Self Improvement Novel by Dr.Yueh

Posted by: garrett at May 27, 2018 11:31 AM (kFila)

273 235 They just bagged a chupacabra in Montana.
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It's actually a coywolf/humanzee hybrid.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 27, 2018 11:08 AM (qJtVm)


Manbearpig!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at May 27, 2018 11:31 AM (htCxB)

274 Harvey Weinstein should write a memoir of his time in the joint.



"Don't do the crime, if you can't do the time,



Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 27, 2018 11:09 AM (EoRCO)



I'm thinking of calling it "Where the White Ficus Grows".

Posted by: Harvey W. at May 27, 2018 11:32 AM (sXefu)

275 I'm thinking of calling it "Where the White Ficus Grows".
Posted by: Harvey W. at May 27, 2018 11:32 AM (sXefu)

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"A Ficus Grows in Rikers"

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 27, 2018 11:33 AM (WEBkv)

276 >>They just bagged a chupacabra in Montana.


Right up the road from our place!

Looks like a baby eating dingo to me.

Posted by: garrett at May 27, 2018 11:33 AM (kFila)

277 On books, slogging through "To the Gates of Stalingrad" by Glantz. Covers the eastern front, April-August 1942, the big German offensive in the south. Glantz is probably the most well-versed westerner on the eastern front, but he tends to write reference books. Not much narrative. So it's often slow going, like the Wehrmacht struggling through the mud of a bad Soviet road after rain.


I always break up Glantz books with reading other, more readable books along the way, alternating between the two. This time it's "The Good War in the Bad City", about San Francisco, LA, and San Diego during WWII. Not bad, but frustrating. The author spends a lot of time arguing with other historians - almost always about quasi-SJW topics like how did mobilization help/not help women in the longer run, etc - taking away from the interesting parts, which are just descriptions of how things transpired during that epic period.


May explore some of the other WWII-in-CA books I've come across, but I fear several of them share this boring, "how did WWII affect left-handed people of color" focus. This book at least seems dogged by the stupid obsessions, as opposed to built around them.



Posted by: rhomboid at May 27, 2018 11:33 AM (QDnY+)

278 I don't retain information well if I hear it. That's why I don't use audible books any more. I listened to Shelby Foote's Civil War book and found I didn't retain much of it. I'm a reader. I have to see stuff on a page.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 27, 2018 11:34 AM (Lqy/e)

279 278 I don't retain information well if I hear it. That's why I don't use audible books any more. I listened to Shelby Foote's Civil War book and found I didn't retain much of it. I'm a reader. I have to see stuff on a page.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 27, 2018 11:34 AM (Lqy/e)
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*fistbump*

I hear, I mean, I read you.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at May 27, 2018 11:35 AM (WEBkv)

280 I've actually fought with a guy nicknamed "The Tooth".

Posted by: DaveA at May 27, 2018 11:35 AM (FhXTo)

281 Holed up in a Manhattan high rise ain't exactly Rikers.

Posted by: Infidel at May 27, 2018 11:36 AM (LBSeG)

282 Dusting Made Easy and Other Fremen Household Tricks by Shaddup Mates.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at May 27, 2018 11:36 AM (JaA49)